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POSTED October 30, 2009 3:03 a.m.
Benefit Nov. 6 for Sequoia School teacher
A benefit for Connie McCormick is planned for Friday, Nov. 6, from 5 to 9 p.m. at Chez Shari.

A third-grade teacher at Sequoia School, she was diagnosed last year with cancer and, during the summer, was given a prognosis of one year.

McCormick, who has been receiving chemotherapy treatments on a weekly basis, will see her job officially come to an end in January.

Parent Teacher Partnership at Sequoia School along with Prescott Church have stepped up to sponsor the fundraiser consisting of a half rosemary chicken served with rigatoni, salad, dinner roll, fountain drink, and dessert from Burgess Bakery.

Cost is $25 per person.

The event will kick off with a no-host bar at 5 with dinner served at 6 o’clock. Included will be door prizes along with a drawing and silent auction. A money tree will also be available.

All proceeds will be applied towards McCormick’s health benefits.

In addition, takeout meals will be available for $18.

Donations may be made to “Connie McCormick” and delivered to Sequoia School.

Chez Shari is located in the Manteca Park Golf Course, 305 N. Union Road.

For more information, call Sequoia School at (209) 858-7400 or Prescott Church at (209) 529-7200.

St. Anthony’s School calling all crafters
Are you artistically gifted? Do you create a special something that everyone wants? Are you looking for a place to display your talents?

If you answered yes to all of the above questions, St. Anthony’s School has a booth for you at their popular annual Holiday Luncheon which is now in its 42nd year.

This year’s event, the biggest annual fund-raiser for the school, will be held Nov. 7 from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For further details about reserving a booth, call Jennifer Carranza via the school office at (209) 823-4513.
Flea market Saturday at Lathrop church
‘Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 16200 Cambridge Drive, in Lathrop is conducting its first flea market this Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sierra High Band Italian dinner
The Sierra High Band Boosters’ Italian dinner is Tuesday, Nov. 3, from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. in the school cafeteria.

Dinner ticket includes admission to “Sierra Idol” finals that begins at 7 p.m.

The menu consist of raviolis or spaghetti, dinner roll, house or Caesar salad, lemonade, water, and dessert.

Dinner music will be provided by Sierra band students.

Tickets are $10 general and 5 for children 5 years and younger. Dinner is available by pre-sale only.

Contact Rick Hammarstrom at or at 825-3194 by Friday, Oct. 30 if you want dinner tickets.

Dinners can be taken “to go” as well.

Drive-thru tri-tip dinner on Nov. 7
The Place of Refuge on Saturday, Nov. 7, is conducting a drive-thru tri-tip dinner to raise money for their School of Leadership Training.

Meals can be picked up on Nov.  7 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Place of Refuge, 486 Button Ave., in Manteca.

The meal includes cherry wood-smoked tri-tip, garlic mashed potatoes, salad, corn on the cob, and a brownie. Tickets may be purchased at Place of Refuge or by calling (209) 239-1371. The cost is $9 for one meal, or $15 for two meals.
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