GARDEN CLUB MEETING
When: Thursday, noon to 1:30 p.m.
Where: Senior Citizens Center, 211 Bodem St.
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Info: The Modesto Garden Club will hold a general meeting with guest speaker Bob Gordon, floral designer and past president of the California State Garden Club. Admission for guests is $10. For more information, call 576-1059.
When: Through May 1
Where: John F. Kennedy School, 1336 Stonum Road, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Info: John F. Kennedy School, a special education school for students ages 5 to 22, will hold a rummage sale May 1. The school is seeking boxed and bagged donations. For larger donations, e-mail JWorsham@stancoe.org or call John Worsham at 652-1453 or 765-0634.
LIBRARY BOOK SALE
When: Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Salida Regional Library, Community Room, 4835 Sisk Road
Info: The Friends of the Salida Regional Library will hold its annual used book sale. The sale will include new and gently used books, magazines, videos, DVDs, records. All proceeds support activities and supplies for the Salida library.
When: Thursday, 7 p.m.
Where: Community CASA, 2201 Morrill Road
Info: The Modesto/Riverbank Area chapter of Compassionate Friends, a bereavement group, will meet. There will be grief support music, sharing among attendees and a for-siblings-only sharing session. For more information, call chapter leader Joanna Rose-Murray at 484-8276 or e-mail email@example.com or go to www.tcfmodesto-riverbankarea.org.
HEALTH AND FITNESS WALK
When: Saturday, registration starts at 8:45 a.m.
Where: Castleberg Park, Eighth Street and Kentucky Avenue
Info: Each person who registers will receive at raffle ticket for prizes. A continental breakfast of healthy choices will be available. The path around the park is baby-stroller friendly. The free event is sponsored by Riverbank High School students. For more information, call Christian at 863-8360.
When: Friday, 5 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Escalon Masonic Center, 1500 Viking St.
Info: The Order of the Eastern Star, Escallonia chapter, will hold its annual omelet dinner. The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children under 10.
When: Saturday, hourly start times from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Five locations throughout county
Info: The American Red Cross, Stanislaus County chapter, is holding its 27th annual CPR Saturday training. Preregistration is $8; registration at the door is $10, if space is available. Training will be held at five sites: County Center III and HealthNet (Spanish language site) in Modesto, Oak Valley Hospital in Oakdale, the Patterson Library and the California State University, Stanislaus, Event Center, in Turlock. For more information or to register, call 523-6451.
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