News Briefs: May festival, food drive on tap
by PI staff
May 05, 2010 | 3887 views | 0 0 comments | 569 569 recommendations | email to a friend | print
MASA Club plans May Festival

The Patterson High School Mexican-American Student Association, known as MASA Club, will have its May Festival at 7 p.m. Friday, May 7, in the Patterson High School auditorium, 200 N. Seventh St.

The evening will feature a talent show, folk dances and a reprise of the lip sync performance that earned first place in the regional Principal’s Spanish Lip Sync Competition earlier this spring.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students.

For information: Theresa Murillo, 892-7450, ext. 284.

Letter carriers collect food

The National Association of Letter Carriers, in conjunction with the U.S. Postal Service, will have its Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive on Saturday, May 8.

People are asked to put nonperishable foods in a bag and place it alongside their mailboxes. When letter carriers deliver the mail, they will pick up the food so it can be donated to local food banks and pantries. Food donors are asked not to include food that has passed its expiration date or items in glass containers.

For information: 892-8852.

Museum announces change

The Patterson Township Historical Museum in the Center Building will not be open Sunday, May 9, because of Mother’s Day.

The museum will, however, be open from noon to 3 p.m. May 16. Community members interested in the history of Patterson and its surrounding areas are welcome to stop by and learn about the town’s beginnings.

For information: Joland Schut, 892-6355.

County fair tickets on sale

Tickets for the Stanislaus County Fair are on sale.

Available are FoodMaxx Arena motorsport tickets, discount fair admission tickets and discount unlimited-ride wristbands. Seats for the FoodMaxx Arena events are limited, so fair officials encourage people to buy tickets as soon as possible.

Attendees can buy tickets in person at the fair office, 900 N. Broadway, in Turlock, or online at FoodMaxx Arena tickets can also be bought by phone at 800-225-2277 or online at

The Stanislaus County Fair opens Friday, July 16, for a 10-day run with the theme “Flavors of the Valley,” highlighting food and beverage products that are processed in the Central Valley.

For information:

Meet Senate candidate

The West Side Committee of the Central Valley Democratic Club will host a meet-and-greet fundraiser for 12th state Senate District candidate Anna Caballero from 4 to 7 p.m. May 15 at the home of Grace and Dennis McCord, 417 Sanderling Drive.

West Side residents will have an opportunity to get to know the assemblywoman, who is vying for the Senate seat vacated by Jeff Denham due to term limits.

For information: Grace and Dennis McCord, 892-6996; or Kris Santos, 894-3033.

Stroke awareness conference set

May is Stroke Awareness Month, and Stroke Resources Inc. is sponsoring a Stroke Awareness Conference from 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 21 in the Sutter Conference Center, 1700 McHenry Ave., in Modesto’s McHenry Village.

Continuing Education Units will be offered for registered nurses and others in the health care field.

Leean Hendrix, a stroke survivor and a media spokeswoman for the National Stroke Association and the American Heart Association, will be the keynote speaker. Breakout sessions are scheduled, and a continental breakfast and lunch will be included.

Participants should register before May 14.

For information: 823-1254.
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