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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 cope with 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: SR 132 West Ex­press­way Pro­ject Pre­sen­ta­tion When: Thurs­day, 6:30 p.m.

Where: Modesto Church of the Brethren, 2301 Woodland Ave.

Info: Woodland West Com­mu­nity Neigh­bor­hood pre­sen­ta­tion with Stanis­laus County Su­per­vi­sor Terry Withrow, Stanis­laus County Pub­lic Works Di­rec­tor David Lea­mon, City of Modesto Pro­ject De­signer/ En­gi­neer John Rawles and other of­fi­cials. For more in­for­ma­tion on the pro­ject visit the web­site at

What: “Sábado De Ed­u­cación” work­shop When: Satur­day, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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

Info: The Modesto Ju­nior Col­lege Of­fice of Student Eq­uity and Of­fice of Ac­cess and Out­reach free event to in­form Span­ish speak­ing com­mu­nity mem­bers about the ed­u­ca­tional op­por­tu­ni­ties and cam­pus re­sources avail­able. Reg­is­tra­tion be­gins at 8 a.m.; lunch is pro­vided to all par­tic­i­pants. Ac­tiv­i­ties in­clude work­shops and pre­sen­ta­tions in Span­ish on MJC ap­pli­ca­tion and ori­en­ta­tion and more. The event is rec­om­mended for any­one in­ter­ested in find­ing out more about MJC, ap­ply­ing for col­lege or fi­nan­cial aid. To reg­is­ter visit:­dentser­vices/ssa/cam­pus com­mu­ni­tyevents. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact MJC student suc­cess spe­cial­ists Ulises Ochoa Diaz at 209-575-7775 or email, (se habla Es­panol), or Jonathan Arias at 209-575-7738 or email ari­


What: Em­pire Li­brary De­signs Pro­gram When: Thurs­day, 3:30 p.m.

Where: Stanis­laus County Li­brary, Em­pire Branch, 18 South Ab­bie.

Info: The Em­pire Li­brary will host pro­grams de­signed to let chil­dren use their skills to de­velop cre­ative de­signs this month. On Thurs­day, chil­dren can take part in the paper build­ing blocks pro­gram, us­ing color­ful paper. The paper blocks will then be used to de­sign and build tow­ers. The li­brary’s monthly Build It! Pro­gram will be Nov. 27; bracelet mak­ing ac­tiv­ity on Nov. 29. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Diane Ramirez at 209-524-5505 or visit www.stanis­laus­li­


What: Stanis­laus River Salmon Fes­ti­val When: Satur­day, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Knights Ferry Re­cre­ation Area, 17968 Cov­ered Bridge Rd.

Info: Knights Ferry will cel­e­brate the 10th annual Stanis­laus River Salmon Fes­ti­val. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit the Fes­ti­val’s Face­book page at: https://www.face­


What: Veterans Day/Ar­mistice Day Cel­e­bra­tion When: Satur­day, 2 p.m. Where: Tuolumne County Mu­seum, 158 Brad­ford Street.

Info: This year’s Veterans Day/Ar­mistice Day marks 100 years since the of­fi­cial end of World War I. The Tuolumne County His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety is plan­ning a World War I ex­hibit ded­i­ca­tion on Satur­day at the Tuolumne County Mu­seum. The event is open to the com­mu­nity. The pro­gram will in­clude a color guard and dig­ni­taries. For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Jan JornBaird at 209-532-1106.


What: Tur­lock Li­brary Es­cape Room When: Satur­day, 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Where: Stanis­laus County Li­brary, Tur­lock Branch, 550 Minaret Ave.

Info: Chil­dren are in­vited to par­tic­i­pate in a fairy tale-themed es­cape room at the Tur­lock Li­brary. Par­tic­i­pants will at­tempt to es­cape from the Three Bears’ house after be­ing “locked in” by Goldilocks. Chil­dren ages 8 to 12 can search for clues and solve puz­zles in or­der to “es­cape” back to the li­brary be­fore the Three Bears re­turn. Ses­sions at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Ad­vance reg­is­tra­tion is re­quired for all three ses­sions, as space is lim­ited. For more in­for­ma­tion or reg­is­ter call the li­brary at 209-664-8100 or visit www.stanis­laus­li­

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