Orestimba to host ‘Parent Empowerment Program’

Orestimba High will host a UC Merced Parent Empowerment Program starting in early October.

The program meets weekly starting Wednesday evening, Oct. 2, and continues until mid-November. Workshop sessions will address topics such as financial aid, creation of an individual academic plan, A-G UC/CSU admission requirements and other topics related to college pathways. A visit to an area college or university is included in the program.

In addition to parents of high school students, those of current eighth-graders are also invited to participate.

The program is offered at no cost to participants.

Workshops are presented in English and Spanish.

Child care is provided, and food will be served.

For more information or to register call Orestimba High School, 862-2916.

Succulent arrangement program

The Gustine Recreation Department and Gustine Chamber of Commerce are sponsoring a “Sips & Succulents” arrangement class Friday, Sept. 20.

The event will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Al Goman Community Center.

Instruction will be led by Simply Succulent and A Crafter’s Paradise.

Fee of $45 includes all planting supplies, five succulents, planter and design supplies. Wine, light appetizers, water, iced tea and lemonade are included.

This session is for those 18 and over.

Tickets may be purchased through the Gustine city website or by calling Vanessa Rogers, 587-0810, or Tiffany Vitorino, 854-9411.

MOPS and MomsNext

Harvest Community Church in Crows Landing is hosting monthly “MOPS (Mothers of Pre-Schoolers) and MomsNext” meetings as well as various activities designed to build a supportive community of mothers and mothers-to-be. The group meets from 9-11 a.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at the church, 225 Fifth St., Crows Landing, and holds a play date on the third Tuesday of each month. Other activities include service projects and moms nights out.

Senior health fair

The West Side Health Care Advisory Task Force will host a senior health and nutrition fair Monday, Sept. 30, from 12:30-2:30 p.m. at the Hammon Senior Center, 1033 W. Las Palmas, Patterson.

The free event will include fitness and cooking demonstrations, a vendor fair, healthy snacks, drawings for prizes and much more.

Newman branch library

A host of September activities are in store this month at the Newman branch library.

Story time is held each Wednesday at 10 a.m., followed by a wee move and play session at 10:30 a.m.

Lego Days are held at 3:30 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 12 and 26.

A”boat-a-palooza” will be held Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 3:30 p.m. Participants will use their engineering skills to construct a boat using recycled materials and items from nature.

A pumpkin spice bath fizzies project will be offered Saturday, Sept. 28, for teens and adults. The craft session begins at 2 p.m.

Call 862-2010 for additional information about library programs.