Community members are invited to celebrate black history and heritage during the Black History Day all day Saturday in North Park.
Volunteers are still needed for the celebration, which begins with an opening prayer at 9 a.m. The morning will be filled with music, and at 11 a.m., a talent show featuring Patterson students is scheduled. That will be followed by students performing African dance. The entertainment will continue throughout the afternoon.
Organizer Chichi Jack said in case of rain, the event will be at the Hammon Senior Center, 1033 W. Las Palmas Ave.
For information: 485-2820.
Linguica, beans on menu
The Vernalis 4-H Club will serve beans and linguica from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at the Masonic Hall, 650 N. Sixth St.
Linguica, beans, salad and dessert are on the menu, and community members can dine in or use the drive-through to pick up food to go.
Tickets are $10 per person and are available from any Vernalis 4-H member or at the door.
For information: Audrey Bettencourt, 585-5032.
Entertainment sought for Relay weekend
Patterson Relay For Life organizers are looking for entertainers for the May 1 and 2 walkathon at Patterson Community Stadium.
During the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Patterson, teams of people walk or run on the community track for 24 hours, because “cancer never sleeps.” Participants collect donations beforehand, and the money raised goes for cancer research.
Sonia Musson, entertainment chairwoman, welcomes folkloric dancers, bands, dance studios, karate and other martial arts groups, and singers to perform on the stadium stage.
For information: Sonia Musson, 606-4115.
Nursing group plans dinner
The Modesto Junior College Nursing Almuni Association will have its annual fundraising dinner and auction from 6 to 8 p.m. March 12 in the Mary Stuart Rogers Center on the MJC West Campus, 2201 Blue Gum Ave., in Modesto.
The highlight of the evening to celebrate nursing will be honors for three outstanding nurses in the community.
Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students and seniors older than age 65, and $12 for children. Checks should be sent to the MJC Foundation, 435 College Ave., Modesto, CA. 95350 and be made payable to MJCNAA. Tickets can also be bought at the door.
The money will support the association’s scholarships and emergency loans for nursing students.
For information: Lupe Perez, 523-1257.