Back To School Party
Modesto Gospel Mission is hosting a Back to School Block Party on Saturday, July 28 and donations of new shoes are being sought. Help prepare kids for a successful school year; donate shoes at the Modesto Gospel Mission Youth Center, 1400 Yosemite Blvd., Modesto. The block party runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday and local kids in need will receive new shoes, haircuts, lunch, take part in crafts and games and more. For volunteer opportunities, visit www.allforgood. org and enter Modesto Gospel Mission under location.
Blood Donors Needed
An emergency blood shortage is prompting the American Red Cross to issue an urgent call for eligible donors of all blood types – especially type O – to give now and help save lives. On Saturday, July 28, local donors can give at the Oak Valley Hospital District, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the Royal and Charter Oak Rooms, 1425 W. H St., Oakdale. Also, open multiple days and hours during the week, the Modesto Blood Donation Center is at 1900 W. Orangeburg Ave., Modesto and the North Stockton Blood Donation Center is at 2888 W. March Lane, Stockton. To schedule an appointment to donate, use the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1800-733-2767).
Final Summer Show
Lucky Lucky Hudson will be the final performance offered at Hutton’s Hamlet in Oakdale for their summer youth theatre series. Show times are Friday, Aug. 3 at 7 p.m.; and Saturday, Aug. 4 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Through a clever plot twist, up-andcoming teenage writer Steve Jenkins gets pulled into his own story. Lucky Hudson, his crime-busting hero, places him right into the comic underworld of nightclubs and back alleys with a nonstop parody of crooks and racketeers: Big Al, Little Al, and Medium Al, Ma Cribbs, Mad Dog Myrtle, Two-Gun Tommy, Petty-Larceny Jane, and many more. The show is a perfect blend of song, story, and action.
Donate For Children
Save Mart Supermarkets is hosting its annual fundraising campaign in support of Valley Children’s Hospital. Every year this money goes to fund vital research and lifesaving treatment initiatives for the children in our communities. From now through July 31, Save Mart shoppers will have the opportunity to donate $2, $3, and $5 through coupons available at checkout stands. Once scanned, the donation will be added to their grocery bill. All proceeds will benefit the Valley Children’s Hospital services. Forty-four Save Mart stores throughout the San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Tulare, Fresno, Kings and Tuolumne counties are participating in this year’s campaign, including Save Mart stores in Oakdale and Riverbank.