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Saturday, June 15

MOSAAIC Program Community Celebration

WHEN: 1:30 TO 3 P.M.

WHERE: PHS Auditorium, 200 North Seventh Street

DETAILS: Community celebration featuring students, as well as internationally known Syrian-American recording artist and Palestinian-American musician and composer Clarissa Bitar.

COST: Free

Tuesdays and Fridays starting June 4 through June 17

Free BINGOcize for Older Adults 60 and better

WHEN: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

WHERE: Mancini Hall Senior Center, 718 Tuolumne Blvd. Modesto

DETAILS: The Healthy Aging Association has opened registration for the evidence-based program BINGOcize. BINGOcize is a fun combination of exercise and the game of bingo for older adults.  BINGOcize will meet twice a week for 10 weeks, ending with a chance to win a grand prize. If you are interested in signing up for this innovative program, please contact (209) 525-4670 or email healthy.aging2000@gmail.com before June 17. Space is limited.

Tuesday, June 18 and 19

West Side Players Auditions

WHEN: 7 to 9 p.m.

WHERE: West Side Theatre, 1331 Main Street, Newman

DETAILS: Auditions are set for the upcoming murder mystery comedy, "The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940". Roles for five women and five men, 18 years and up. This is NOT a musical, so no singing is necessary, but be prepared for a cold read.

Materials for preparation are available. The performance dates are October 4, 5, 6 and 11, 12, 13. Weekly rehearsals to begin in August.

INFO: John at jburgess@gustineusdorg. West Side Theatre, 209-862-4490. info@westsidetheatre.org www.westsidetheatre.org

Monday, June 24

Healthy Choices Summit, Biggest Loser Weigh-in

WHEN: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: West Side Theatre, 1331 Main Street, Newman

DETAILS: Group weigh-in at the beginning of the meeting - contestants should come early! Presentation to follow.

Thursday and Friday, June 20 and 21

AARP Drivery Safety Class

WHEN: 8 a.m. to 12 noon

WHERE: Hammon Senior Center, 1033 West Las Palmas Avenue

DETAILS: Seniors can take this class to receive a state-approved certificate to qualify for a reduced rate on auto insurance.

COST: AARP members $15; non-members $20

INFO: Patterson Recreation Department, 209-895-8182

Recurring events

Third Wednesday of the month

Patterson Lions Club

WHEN: Every third Wednesday at 7 p.m.

WHERE: Patterson Historical Society Building, 110 North El Circulo

Third Thursday

American Legion Post 168 Monthly Meeting

WHEN: Every third Thursday at 11:00 a.m.

WHERE: 110 El Circulo (Patterson Township Historical Society Building)

INFO:  Richard Gayton 209-862-5136

First Saturday of the month

Center Building / Museum is open

WHEN: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Second Thursday of the month

West Side Readers Group

WHEN: 1 p.m.

WHERE: Patterson Library, 46 North Salado Avenue

DETAILS: The group reads a book each month and meets the second Thursday of the month.

INFO: Helen Castro, 1-925-989-6133.

Third Tuesday of even-numbered months

Blood Drive

WHEN: 2 to 7 p.m.

WHERE: Patterson Fire Station 2, 1950 Keystone Pacific Parkway

DETAILS: Donors of all blood types are needed. Make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

INFO: Learn more at RedCrossBlood.org/GoForGoal

Second Thursday of the month

Patterson Study Club

If you consider yourself a lifelong learner, you’ll want to join us.

WHEN: 2 p.m.

WHERE: Call for locations as they change for month to month.

INFO: Barbara Hartsell 892-9082

Third Saturday of the month

CPR Saturdays, $50 discount

WHEN: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE: Patterson Fire Station 2, 1950 Keystone Pacific Parkway

DETAILS: Learn life-saving skills, such as first aid; choking relief in adults, children, and infants; what to do for sudden cardiac arrest in adults, children, and infants.

Normal fee is $85 per person; Del Puerto Health Care District is underwriting $50, so participants pay $35 per person. K-12 school staff are eligible for a $10 discount from the AHA. Class starts at 8:00 a.m., includes a one-hour lunch break, and typically ends around 4:00 p.m. Class is hands-on; please dress comfortably. PLEASE NOTE: This class does not qualify for State of California Child Care Provider Pediatric First Aid or Pediatric CPR training.

COST: $35, without school employee discount

INFO: Patterson District Ambulance, 892-2618

Fourth Monday of the month

Veterans Advisory Commission

WHEN: 5:30 p.m.

WHERE: Stanislaus Veterans Center, 3500 Coffee Road, Suite 15, Modesto

DETAILS: The purpose of the Commission is to represent all Veterans in Stanislaus County by advising the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors and staff on matters pertaining to all Veterans. Members of the public are welcome to attend and are encouraged to volunteer to serve on a strategic priority committee. The commission is looking for participation from interested veterans and family members who can attend the commission meetings.

INFO: Wardee Bruce, (209) 485-2297

Fourth Thursday of the month

Patterson Garden Club

Note: no meetings until September

WHEN: 9 a.m.

WHERE: Las Palmas Mobile Home Park, 250 East Las Palmas Avenue

INFO: Ida Tucker 209-894-5901

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