WHEN: Today, 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Woodrow Park, Sherwood Avenue and Rumble Road
INFO: Modesto Valley Super Singles will have a newcomers picnic. For more information, call Wanda at 576-1493.
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PERSON OF INFLUENCE CLASS
WHEN: Thursday, June 17, July 29 and Aug. 19; 5:30 to 7 p.m.
WHERE: Enclave Community Church, 581 E. Canal Drive
INFO: A class about creating positive influence and its effect on leadership ability will be offered. The DVD series, led by John Maxwell, will lead attendees through the principles of influence. A $20 fee is requested to help pay for class materials. For more information, call Christopher Scott at 304-4291 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHICKEN DINNER FUND-RAISER
WHEN: Thursday, 4 to 7 p.m.
WHERE: Neto's, 1318 North Golden State Blvd.
INFO: The Student Athletic Advisory Committee of California State University, Stanislaus, will have a chicken dinner to raise money. The dinner will include a half-chicken, beans, salad and a dinner roll for $10. For more information, call JD Bhatia at 457-6737.
MASONIC INFORMATION NIGHT
WHEN: Friday, 7 p.m.
WHERE: Escalon Masonic Hall, 1500 Viking St.
INFO: The Escalon Lodge will hold an information night. Guest speaker John L. Cooper III, a masonic scholar, will give a presentation. For reservations or more information, call Kent Armstrong at 239-7752 or Warren Dunn at 524-6695.
FAMILY GAME DAY
WHEN: Saturday, 1 p.m.
WHERE: Salida branch of the Stanislaus County Library,
4835 Sisk Road
INFO: The public is invited to game day at the Salida branch. People of all ages will have the opportunity to test their reflexes and learn about tactics and teamwork by playing various games, including Nintendo Wii. Participants are encouraged to bring board games. For more information, call 543-7353.
HORSES, WINE & ART
WHEN: Saturday, noon to 6 p.m.; wine tasting, 1 to 4 p.m.
WHERE: Bridlewood Equestrian Center, corner of Copper Cove and Steeplechase drives
INFO: Horses, Wine & Art in the Gold Country, a fund-raiser presented by the Delta Sierra Chapter of the California Dressage Society, will feature exhibitions of dressage horses plus those trained for other equine disciplines such as driving and reining. There will be wine tasting, an art show and more. General admission is $5 per person; children under 12 will be admitted free. Wine tasting is $10 per person. For more information, call 852-9459.
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