SIRS LUNCHEON MEETING
When: Today, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: The Seasons, 945 McHenry Ave.
Info: Sons In Retirement Inc. local Branch 103, a nonprofit club for retired men, is holding a monthly luncheon meeting to provide club members an opportunity to meet old friends; discuss issues of local and national interest; and plan participation in various scheduled activities, such as golf, bowling, fishing and travel, which are offered to members.
There is a speaker of note on the program, as well. For more information, call 576-1077 or 874-2863.
When: Thursday, 6:30 p.m.
Where: McHenry Village Memorial Education Building, 1700 McHenry Ave.
Info: Join Autism Speaks for a discussion of all aspects of the Autism Walk that will be held in October at the Modesto Junior College West Campus. This meeting will include a review of various positions that need to be filled on the planning committee. To RSVP or for more information, call Michelle at 614-6364.
CHILD SAFETY SEAT CHECKS
When: Friday, 9 a.m. to noon.
Where: Newman Fire Department, 1162 N St.
Info: The Modesto Police Department will combine efforts with personnel from other Stanislaus County law enforcement and fire agencies to conduct free child safety seat checks. Anyone who is unable to attend but would like to have a free child safety seat check may schedule an appointment by contacting the Modesto Police Department at 572-9500.
San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties
MOTORCYCLE POKER RUN
When: Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Starting point is Eagles Nest Harley-Davidson, 13900 Harlan Road, Lathrop; ending point is Community Hospice, 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto
Info: Hundreds of motorcycles are set to take part in a 100-mile poker run through the Sierra foothills and return to Modesto in a benefit for Modesto-based Community Hospice and Stockton-based Hospice of San Joaquin. This eighth annual event will include more than 400 bikers, a celebratory barbecue, music and a raffle. The registration fee is $30 and includes a commemorative T-shirt, poker hand, food and drink. To register or for more information, call Lillian at 835-2224.
LAVENDER LUNCHEON AND GARDEN PARTY
When: Saturday, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where: Lavender Hollow Farm, 22244 McBride Ave.
Info: Join the Central Valley Democratic Club, female Democratic officials and a special guest at a Lavender Luncheon and garden party. The event will include a best garden hat contest. The cost is $25 per person, $15 for students. To reserve a ticket or for more information, call Patty at 869-5609.
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