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What: Med­i­cal Pro­fes­sion­als Hir­ing Event

When: Tues­day, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Doc­tors Med­i­cal Cen­ter McHenry Con­fer­ence Cen­ter, 1445 McHenry Ave.

Info: Job seek­ers can meet with Nurs­ing & Al­lied Health Hir­ing and pos­si­bly walk away with an on-the-spot of­fer. They of­fer ben­e­fits, com­pet­i­tive pay, and sign-on bonuses for select po­si­tions. Op­por­tu­ni­ties avail­able for RNs, PTs, OTs, Ad­mit­ting, case man­age­ment, cath lab, phar­macy, rad techs, CNAs and CLSs. For more in­for­ma­tion or to reg­is­ter for the events visit

What: Hut­ton House Vol­un­teers Ori­en­ta­tion

When: Tues­day, 5-8 p.m.

Where: Hut­ton House, 201 Jennie St.

Info: Cen­ter for Hu­man Ser­vices will be hold­ing train­ing dates for vol­un­teer po­si­tions for Hut­ton House, a shel­ter for run­away and home­less youth ages 13-17. Vol­un­teers are ex­pected to at­tend all train­ing dates, Nov. 1, 6, 8, 12, and 14. For more in­for­ma­tion call 209-526-1476 or visit www.cen­ter­forhu­manser­­ton­house.

What: MJC Sci­ence Col­lo­quium

When: Wed­nes­day, 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.

Where: Modesto Ju­nior Col­lege West Cam­pus, 2201 Blue Gum Ave.

Info: The weekly sci­ence col­lo­quium will fea­ture the topic: “Alien In­vaders: In­va­sive Species,” pre­sented by Mike McGraw, Park Ranger, New Melones Re­cre­ation Re­source Branch, Bureau of Recla­ma­tion. The Col­lo­quium se­ries of­fers one-hour dis­cus­sions on timely sci­ence-re­lated top­ics, and is free and open to the pub­lic. There is a $2 charge for on cam­pus park­ing with­out a per­mit. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 209-529-5182 or email an­der­ or visit or sci­encecol­lo­quium.word­

What: Cop­ing With the Hol­i­days Pro­gram When: Thurs­day, 6:30 p.m. Where: Com­mu­nity Hos­pice, 4368 Spyres Way Info: Com­mu­nity Hos­pice in­vites the com­mu­nity to a free work­shop to help peo­ple cope with their grief dur­ing the hol­i­days. Par­tic­i­pants will re­ceive in­for­ma­tion to help them un­der­stand what they are ex­pe­ri­enc­ing and learn cop­ing skills. The pro­gram will close with a memo­rial can­dle light­ing cer­e­mony. Par­tic­i­pants are en­cour­aged to bring a framed pic­ture of their loved one for the re­mem­brance ta­ble. For more in­for­ma­tion or to reg­is­ter call 209-578-6300 or visit heal.hos­pice­


What: Columbia Col­lege Jazz Se­ries

When: Sun­day, 2 p.m.

Where: Columbia Col­lege, 11600 Columbia Col­lege Drive

Info: Con­cert fea­tur­ing Bar­bara Mor­ri­son who has per­formed with leg­ends such as Dizzy Gille­spie, Ray Charles, Etta James and guest-starred with the Count Basie Orches­tra, the Clay­ton-Hamil­ton Orches­tra and Doc Sev­erin­sen's Big Band. Tick­ets are $20 and may be pur­chased at the Moun­tain Book­shop at the Junc­tion or the col­lege book­store or call 209-588-5126.


What: Denair Lions Club Pan­cake Break­fast

When: Sun­day, 7 a.m. to noon

Where: Denair Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, 3850 Gratton Road

Info: An­nual fundraiser; this year’s ben­e­fi­ciary is the Cas­tro fam­ily, fac­ing costs for can­cer treat­ment and 1-year-old Everett’s strug­gles with mi­cro­cephaly, cere­bral palsy and brain ab­nor­mal­i­ties. Do­na­tions ac­cepted at the door; no­body turned away who can’t af­ford to pay. Break­fast is all-you-can-eat pan­cakes, scram­bled eggs and ham, with your choice of cof­fee, milk, hot co­coa or or­ange juice. A do­nated hand­crafted quilt will be raf­fled. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Michael Hayes at 209-620-7393 or Jeremy Row­ell at 209-678-3044.


What: Thanks­giv­ing Crafts When: Tues­day, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Where: Stanis­laus County Li­brary New­man Branch,1305 Kern St.

Info: Thanks­giv­ing-themed craft ac­tiv­i­ties with thank­ful wreaths and turkey-shaped snack bags. Li­brary staff will guide par­tic­i­pants through the process of mak­ing wreaths with per­sonal de­scrip­tions of what par­tic­i­pants are thank­ful for and cre­ate stuffed “tur­keys” out of plas­tic filled with gold­fish crack­ers and pop­corn. For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Sophia Pe­trakis at 209-862-2010 or visit www.stanis­laus­li­


What: Pat­ter­son School Board Meet­ing

When: Mon­day, 6:15 p.m.

Where: Pat­ter­son Join USD, District Of­fice, 510 Key­stone Blvd.

Info: In­ter­ested pub­lic and stake­hold­ers are en­cour­aged to at­tend. The meet­ing will open in closed ses­sion at 6:15 p.m.; with the open pub­lic ses­sion at 7 p.m. For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact the district of­fice at 209-895-7700 or visit pat­ter­son.agen­daon­


What: Han­del's Mes­siah Re­hearsals

When: Sun­day’s in Novem­ber

Where: Im­manuel Church, Ripon, 517 Or­ange Ave.

Info: The Ripon Or­a­to­rio So­ci­ety will hold re­hearsals Sun­days Nov. 4, 11, 18 and 25 at 3 p.m. At­tend at least two re­hearsals to pre­pare to sing on Dec. 2. For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Nancy at 209-996-0468 or email bn­van­derveen@ver­i­


What: Sun­shine Club Weekly Lun­cheon

When: Mondays, 1 p.m.

Where: The Olive Gar­den, 2749 Coun­try­side Drive

Info: The Sun­shine Club is a sup­port group for men and women who have lost a loved one. Meet peo­ple who un­der­stand what sud­denly be­ing alone re­ally means. The lunch is no-host. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Dar­lene at 209-668-6792.

Send Re­gion items to Re­gion, The Modesto Bee, P.O. Box 5256, Modesto 95352; call 209-578-2330; fax 209-578-2207; or email re­gion@mod­

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