The Sacred Heart School Parent Association will have an e-waste drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 24, in the teachers’ parking lot, 505 M St.
Community members are encouraged to take old television sets, computers, printers, cell phones and monitors for recycling, which will raise money for Sacred Heart.
For information: Crescencia Maurer, 862-0608.
Day honors children and books
Stanislaus County Library will host a Día de los Niños-Día de los Libros celebration at the Patterson Library, 46 N. Salado Ave., from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 24. The celebration highlights the importance of early literacy for children.
Featured will be a bilingual story time, crafts, games and book displays at each of the events.
For information: 892-6473. Cancer survivor breakfast tickets available
The local American Cancer Society Relay For Life will be May 1 and 2 at the Patterson High School football stadium, at Salado and Ward avenues.
Tickets are on sale now for the May 1 Survivor Breakfast, which is open to the public. The Lions Club will cook, while Soroptimists will begin serving breakfast to survivors at 8 a.m.
Tickets are $5 per person for the omelet breakfast. Survivors eat free.
For information: Cheryl Young, 892-5973.
Pasta money helps with new roof
Sacred Heart Catholic Preschool will have a Raise the Roof Pasta Night from 3 to 6 p.m. May 6 at Bonaventure Hall, 505 M St.
The drive-through pasta meal will also include salad and a roll. Tickets are $7 per person and must be purchased in advance by May 3 at the preschool or at the main office of Sacred Heart School. Proceeds will help build a new roof for the preschool.
For information: Jeneva Harnack, 892-5525.
Free Shakespeare at Stanislaus
The College of the Arts’ Department of Theatre at California State University, Stanislaus will present free performances of William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” in May.
Spells are cast, lovers are fooled and revelry flourishes as worlds collide in one of Shakespeare’s most popular romantic comedies.
Performances will be May 5 through 9 at the University Amphitheatre, One University Circle, in Turlock.
Admission and parking is free in Lot 3. Pre-show entertainment will start at 7:15 p.m., and the performance will begin at sundown.
Attendees should take low-backed chairs or blankets to sit on. A gourmet picnic dinner can be ordered through Chartwells, 667-3634 or www.dineoncampus.com/csustan/.
For directions: www.csustan.edu/directories/Maps/.
For play information: 667-3451 or www.csustan.edu/shakespeare/ One-day play fest in Newman
Inspiracy Arts, Patterson Repertory Theater and The Westside Players of Newman will team up to produce a 24-hour “play-fest” May 8 at the Westside Theater, 1331 Main St., in Newman.
This theatrical Olympics will include six original short plays written, rehearsed and fully produced within a 24-hour period. The entire creative process — from script writing to rehearsals leading up to a live performance at the Westside Theatre — will be filmed and edited into a mini-documentary to be shown before the live shows.
More than 45 participants will sign up to be writers, directors, actors, filmmakers and stage crew members. Those interested in working at the festival should call Jeff Carnegie.
For information: 923-3501.
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