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for upcoming articles. Call city editor Marcus Hibdon at 637-5566,
ext. 332.
Free Lance News: Is searching for Hollister resident serving in the military overseas in Iraq or other important military missions for upcoming articles. Call city editor Marcus Hibdon at 637-5566, ext. 332.

Friends of San benito county free library: Invites interested community members to attend our Volunteer Potluck and Recognition Evening at 7 p.m. April 19 at the library. Call 636-4107 for more information.

Swimming: Rovella’s athletic club is opening their new indoor competitive swimming pool by holding tryouts for ages 19 and over Master’s swim team at 7 p.m. Thursday April, 22. Rovella’s is located on 854 Industrial Drive. Call 636-8500 for more information.

POTTERY OPEN HOUSE: San Benito County potter Jane Rekedal will open her Family Gooey Pottery Studio to visitors for two weekends this spring from 10 to 5, April 24-25 and May 1-2. The annual event will feature a variety of Rekedal’s work. Her studio is located 1560 Cannon Road, Aromas. Call 831-566-4576 for more information.

South Valley Symphony: Announces the fourth annual running of the de Anza Trail 8k run/walk event at 8:45 a.m. Saturday, May 1 at the de Anza trailhead on Old Stage Road in San Juan Bautista. This event is one of two fund-raisers benefiting the South Valley Symphony Orchestra. Pre-registration continues until April 26. Entry fees are $13 for registration without a shirt and $20 with a shirt. Registration costs increase afterward to $15 w/o shirt and $25 with. Medals will be awarded to the first three finishers in each age and gender category. Call 408-683-4683 for more information.

National Victims’ Rights week: Will be honored April 18-24, a time for our community to reflect on the needs and rights of crime victims. If you know someone who has been victimized, the San Benito County Victim/Witness Assistance Center offers services to help people cope with financial, emotional, and physical losses, and to help understand their rights. Get help. Call 637-8244.

Greenhouse production workshop: UC Cooperative Extension and the Santa Clara Valley Water District present the 2004 Greenhouse Production Workshop for the Environmental Horticulture Industry on Thursday, April 29, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the San Martin Lions Club, 12415 Murphy Ave., San Martin. Spanish and Chinese translation will be available.

Registration is due by Monday, April 19, and can be mailed to UCCE Santa Clara County – Greenhouse Workshop, 700 Empey Way, Suite 110, San Jose, CA 95128. Registration fee is $15. Checks should be made payable to UC Regents.

Preschool signups: Registration for 2004 fall classes at the Presbyterian Cooperative Preschool is Monday, April 19. Alumni and church members can sign up from 9 to 10:30 a.m., with new families invited from 10:30 to 12:30 p.m. Bring proof of child’s birth and immunization records to register and a $75 non-refundable deposit. The school is located at the corner of San Benito Street and Cienega Road. For more information, call (831) 637-1234.

Library week: During National Library Week, celebrate with the San Benito County Free Library. Local teens are invited to join in a scavenger hunt at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 22, at the library, 470 Fifth St. DJ Sergio Flores will spin tunes and there will be door prizes. Newborn Story Time, for newborns to 2 year olds, is Monday, April 19, at 10 a.m.; Sleepytime Story Time is Tuesday, April 20, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. for 3 to 5 year olds; Preschool Story Time is Wednesday, April 21, at 10:30 a.m. for 3 to 5 year olds; a showing of Walt Disney’s “Finding Nemo” will be Wednesday, April 21, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. for school-age children age 6 and up; and a teen night on Thursday, April 22, at 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for ages 13 to 19. Details: (831) 636-4107.

Land Panel: The Bureau of Land Management has openings on the Central California Resource Advisory Council, a citizen panel that provides advice to the agency’s managers. Nominations will be accepted until Monday, April 19. Nomination forms are available from the BLM office in Hollister, 630-5000, or online at Completed forms and supporting letters should be sent to: Bureau of Land Management, 63 Natoma St., Folsom, Calif. 95630, Attention: Advisory Council Nominations.

SBHS Graduation: The Class of 2004 graduation ceremony is scheduled for Friday, June 11, 2004. The Senior Graduation Committee is looking for people to help out. The committee is primarily responsible for planning the ceremony and Sober Grad Night. Each member who attends 80 percent or more of the committee meetings and works on a specific subcommittee is eligible to receive front row seating for themselves and one other guest at the graduation ceremony. Committee meetings will be held at 7 p.m. at the school cafeteria on: April 19, May 10, May 24 and June 7.

PINNACLE QUILTERS: San Benito County will hold its first meeting at 6:30 p.m. on April 20 at the Assembly of God church, 301 Alameda, Suite G. Guest speaker Jeannie Oliveria will show her Baltimore Beauties exhibit featuring fine hand sewing technique. This new organization was established to encourage appreciation of quilting and increase knowledge of quilting’s substantial history. Call 636-5313 for more information.

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