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Friday, Jan. 24 and Saturday, Jan. 25 Music festival is on tap WHEN: 2 p.m. on Saturday and 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday

WHERE: Modesto Junior College Auditorium, 435 College Ave., Modesto

DETAILS: Community members are invited to attend the Stanislaus County Music Festival where the high school and junior high school Honor Choir will be performing at 7 p.m. on Friday. The high school and junior high school Honor Orchestra will also perform twice on Saturday. The first performance will take place at 2 p.m., and the final performance at 7 p.m. Patterson students are scheduled to participate.

COST: Free

INFO: Cynthia Fenech, Stanislaus County Office of Education, 238-1704.

Saturday, Feb. 1 Local poet reads works WHEN: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

WHERE: Stanislaus County Library, 1500 I St., downstairs auditorium, Modesto

DETAILS: Patterson resident Nancee Maya, a prize-winning poet, will be one of the readers from “Song of the San Joaquin” Winter Issue, Vol. XI, No. 1. Poets from the Central Valley, Bay Area and Sacramento will read their own work at this event. The occasion is presented by Poets of the San Joaquin, the Stanislaus County Library and Friends of the Library.

COST: Free

INFO: Cleo Griffith, 543-1776,

Thursday, Feb. 6 Patterson’s AFS information night WHEN: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

WHERE: Patterson High School, 200 N. Seventh St., room 606

DETAILS: AFS representatives and volunteers will meet with the families of middle school and high school students who are interested in studying abroad or hosting international exchange students in Patterson. AFS/USA is a worldwide nonprofit organization dedicated to intercultural education. Each year, AFS exchanges more than 10,000 students among more than 50 countries in year, semester and summer study programs overseas.

INFO: Anna Henry, or

Tuesday, Feb. 11 Stanislaus Elder Abuse Prevention Alliance

WHEN: 10 a.m.

WHERE: Hammon Senior Center, 1033 W. Las Palmas Ave.

DETAILS: In association with the Stanislaus District Attorney’s Office and Catholic Charities, the Stanislaus Elder Abuse Prevention Alliance will be hosting informational luncheon meetings with various speakers at the Hammon Senior Center in Patterson. The program is currently sponsored by the Patterson Lions Club. Their latest meeting was in association with the Office of Emergency Services, where they spoke on Disaster Preparedness and services provided by the American Red Cross.

The presentation revolved around an Emergency Channel specifically designed for Stanislaus County.

In Patterson, the station is FM92.7 for English and FM 97.1 for Spanish.

The Stanislaus Elder Abuse Prevention Alliance will host their next meeting at 10 a.m. on Feb. 11 at the Hammon Senior Center.

They will also be hosting their first S.A.F.E. seminar on Elder Abuse Prevention at the Hammon Senior Center on Feb. 27. The seminar is open to everyone and will include a complimentary continental breakfast and full lunch. The seminar will be limited to the first 100 reservations.

For more information, please visit

Wednesday, Feb. 26 Brendan Theaters Movie Trip

WHEN: 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

WHERE: Brenden Theatre, 1021 10th St., Modesto

COST: $9

DETAILS: The Patterson Teen Center will take a trip to Brenden Theatres in Modesto to view “The Lego Movie”. Interested teens must sign up at the Hammon Senior Center by Feb. 24 to secure a spot. Spots are limited and the trip is subject to youth participation.

INFO: Kristen Skopec, recreation specialist, 209-895-8080

Submit news for the Irrigator’s Events list to or 26 N. Third St., Patterson, CA 95363

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