BARBECUE DINNER AND YARD SALE
When: Saturday, yard sale 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; dinner drive-through 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: 645 Charity Way
Info: The Modesto Elks will hold its annual chicken barbecue drive-through and yard sale. Dinner includes a half chicken, coleslaw, beans and roll for $8. For more information, call 524-4421.
BUDDY POPPY DRIVE
When: Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Raley's stores at Standiford Avenue and Tully Road, and Oakdale Road and Orangeburg Avenue
Info: Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3199 are conducting their annual Memorial Day "Buddy Poppy" drive. All donations go to the Veterans Relief Fund to help local veterans and their families. For more information, call 521-9632.
When: Saturday, 1 to 5:30 p.m.
Where: Crows Landing Bonita Pool, Fourth and I streets
Info: Stanislaus County PAL announces the opening of the Crows Landing Bonita Pool. The pool will be open weekends only from Saturday through June 14. From June 16 through Sept. 6, the pool will be open daily. General admission is $1.50 through June 14 and $1 after for the duration of the swim days. Stanislaus County PAL will be offering swimming lessons. Sign-ups will be available at the pool during regular pool hours. For more information, call Amy at 595-1472 or Stanislaus County PAL at 529-9121.
SAMARITAN VILLAGE EVENTS
When: Saturday, 11 a.m.
Where: Samaritan Village, 7700 Fox Road
Info: Samaritan Village's annual 2009 Let Freedom Ring event and parade will commemorate soldiers of all wars. Activities include the pledge of allegiance, the national anthem, parade, beer garden, music, drawings and more. Hot dogs and beverages available. Tours of Samaritan Village facility available after the parade. For more information, call 883-3000.
DINNER & SHOW
When: Saturday, 5 p.m., reception; 5:30 p.m., dinner; 7 p.m., show
Where: CAMPS Restaurant, dinner and reception; show at Bret Harte Theater
Info: The Angels Camp Centennial Rotary Club presents a wine reception, dinner and show featuring political satirist Will Durst. Tickets are $20 for the pre-show dinner and $25 for the show. To reserve seating, call 736-8181. To reserve show tickets, call 728-8905.
BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR AFRICAN ORPHANAGE
When: Saturday, noon
Where: Memorial Park
Info: Livingston recreation supervisor Jacquie Benoit will celebrate her 50th birthday by holding a party, but there's a catch. Instead of giving her birthday gifts, she's asking for donations to help build an orphanage in the African country of Ghana. The party will include softball, dancing and other activities. Guests are asked to bring their own lawn chairs and sports equipment. You can bring a donation or mail it to King's Way, P.O. Box 1862, Turlock 95381. Address checks to King's Way and write "Village of Hope" on the memo line.
SPRING PEDDLER'S FAIR
When: Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Bristol's Ranch House Café, 961 Highway 4
Info: The 31st annual Arnold Spring Peddler's Fair offers more than 60 booths of antiques, collectibles, crafts and gourmet foods for sale. The Ebbett's Pass Fire Department offers local beers, and the Arnold Lion's Club will hold a pancake breakfast both days from 8 to 11 a.m. Free admission and parking.
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