MOTORCYCLE RIDE FOR RESCUE
WHERE: Modesto Gospel Mission, 1400 Yosemite Blvd.
INFO: Breakfast and pictures and blessing of the bikes, 8 a.m.; ride to Greeley Hill, barbecue lunch, live music and prizes, 9 a.m. Tickets are $25 per rider, $15 per passenger. Proceeds benefit the Modesto Gospel Mission. For more information, call Connie at 529-8259.
BENEFIT SWAP MEET
WHEN: Today, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
WHERE: KinderCare Learning Center, 1237 Oakdale Road
INFO: Antiques, collectibles, jewelry, coins and sports memorabilia and more. Proceeds of this event will be donated to the children of Katherine Voelker for future medical and psychological services. Authorities say Voelker was slain by her former boyfriend. Donations accepted. For more information, call Carrie 896-6705.
CAR WASH AND BAKE SALE FUND-RAISER
WHEN: Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
WHERE: Sylvan Union School District Office, 605 Sylvan Ave.
INFO: Help support the 16U Girl's Fast-Pitch Softball Team. All donations are tax-deductible. For more information, call Amy Hegedus at 596-5774.
DOWNTOWN MODERN ARCHITECTURE WALKING TOUR
WHEN: Today, 10:30 to 11:45 a.m.
WHERE: Meet at Lionakis, 1207 I St.
INFO: Explore the city's architectural heritage through a walking tour with the Modesto Art Museum. Cost is $3 members, $5 nonmembers. Details at www.modestoartmuseum.org.
MODESTO AIRPORT DAY
WHEN: Today, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
WHERE: Modesto Airport
INFO: The annual event features aerobatic performances by stunt pilots, family activities and more. See Rob Harrison the Tumbling Bear in his Zlin 50LX and Doug Jardine in his Sukhoi 26MX. The event includes displays of military planes, helicopter and airplane rides, tours and a classic-car show. Tickets are $5 adults, free to children 12 and younger.
YOUTH GROUP YARD SALE
WHEN: Today, 6:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: Christ Community Church, 3242 Carver Road
INFO: The youth group is raising money for camp. There will be glassware, sporting equipment, linens, collectibles, books, clothing and more. For more information, call 577-9800.
FREE GUITAR CLINIC
WHEN: Today, 2 p.m.
WHERE: Langlois Music, McHenry Village, 1700 McHenry Ave., Suite 78
INFO: Randall Padilla, a professional demo artist for HotPicksUSA, will conduct a clinic where he will present university-level music theory. There will be a $5 raffle for an electric guitar signed by famed musicians Gary Hoey, Billy Sheehan and Michael Allsup. Proceeds will benefit local veterans. For more information, call Randall at 408-5919.
STANISLAUS SUPERIOR COURT'S LAW DAY
WHEN: Today, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
WHERE: Vintage Faire Mall, 3401 Dale Road
INFO: Community members are encouraged to come and learn about the court and the services it offers, such as free legal assistance for those wishing to represent themselves in court and free mediation services for those seeking to resolve their disputes without going to court. Information will be available concerning landlord/tenant issues, restraining orders, family law matters, adoptions, guardianships and small claims matters.
DAY OF THE DAIRY WORKERS
WHEN: Sunday, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
WHERE: St. Jude's Catholic Church salon, 3824 Mitchell Road
INFO: A free outreach event dedicated to dairy workers. This is geared toward employment issues, including health and safety at work. Many agencies will have tables set up that will have information about their services and representatives will answer questions. There will be a short theatrical skit, Mexican folklorico dancers, mariachi music, raffle and activities for the children. Presented by California Rural Legal Assistance . For more information, call Esmeralda Zendejas at 946-0605, ext. 304.
AUCTION FOR THE ARTS
WHEN: Today, 2 to 6 p.m.
WHERE: Morgan Building, 3220 Santa Fe St.
INFO: Free admission, but a $5 donation at the door gets you five raffle tickets for door prizes. There will be a silent auction, entertainment, and wine and hors d'oeuvres. Proceeds go to fund Shakespeare in the Park. There will be a live auction of the actors that will begin about 5 p.m. Guests will be able to bid on their favorite actor from the adult cast of "The Taming of the Shrew," which will be presented in the 1930s Chicago gangster era. The highest bidder for each actor will have a picture taken with the actor, be mentioned in the Shakespeare program and be invited to the cast and crew party. For more information, visit www.rioarts.org or call Joey at 614-9135.
WHEN: Today, 7 p.m. to midnight
WHERE: Stanislaus County Fairground, 900 N. Broadway
INFO: Martini tasting, beer and wine, hors d'oeuvres, casino games, silent auction, raffle, dancing. Tickets are $50. Presented by the Kiwanis Club of Greater Turlock. Proceeds help more than 50 local organizations. For more information, call Ron Macedo at 649-6885.
FAMILY FUN AT THE PARK
WHEN: Today, check-in at 7:45 a.m.
WHERE: Crane Park, Berkeley and Canal streets
INFO: Start your morning with family fun. At 8:15 a.m., families can participate in the two-mile Family Adventure Walk, where kids will pick up clues along the way to fill in their adventure packet. Fee is $10 per person and includes the adventure packet to collect clues along the walking trail and a goodie bag. If you haven't preregistered, you can still sign up at the recreation booth. Starting at 9 a.m., the Turlock City Arts Commission will be holding a Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest at Crane Park, followed by the Hilmar Community Band Concert in the Park at noon. Prizes will be awarded after judging at 1 p.m.
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