SONS IN RETIREMENT
WHEN: Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
WHERE: The Seasons, 945 McHenry Ave.
INFO: Sons of Retirement Branch 144, a nonprofit club for retired men, will hold a monthly lunch meeting. For more information, call 576-1077.
WHEN: Friday, 6:30 to 9 p.m.
WHERE: California State University, Stanislaus, 1 University Circle, Naraghi Hall of Science, Room 221
INFO: Stanislaus Skeptics invites everyone to the June Colloquium, titled "Why Protest, Why Sarah?" Troy Spears, leader of Valley Progressives, will talk about the importance of protest and upcoming Sarah Palin protests. For more information, search Stanislaus Skeptics on Facebook, go to http://stanskeptics.org or call 202-3865.
TRAIL TRIALS & POKER RIDE
WHEN: Friday, 6 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
WHERE: 3000 W. Main
INFO: The California Mounted Officers Association and Modesto Police Mounted Unit will hold the 2010 Trail Trials & Poker Ride. This is the first year the event has been open to the public to compete. For more information, call Sharon at 831-630-1033.
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