• NEWCOMERS & FRIENDS CLUB
When: Wednesday, 9:30 a.m.
Where: Stonebridge Clubhouse, 2800 Braden Ave.
Info: The Newcomers and Friends Club will hold its monthly tea and coffee social. For more information, call Caren at 551-8504 or Carol at 571-2969.
• LIBRARY FRIENDS MEETING
When: Tuesday, 6 p.m.
Where: Empire Library, meeting room, 18 S. Abbie St.
Info: Empire Friends of the Library will hold a meeting to call for officers, discuss the annual meeting date and the group's first used book sale. For more information, contact Jim Sterling at 578-3577 or e-mail email@example.com.
• WOMEN'S CONNECTION LUNCHEON
When: Thursday, noon to 1:45 p.m.
Where: Marcello's Bistro, 502 N. Yosemite Ave.
Info: The Oakdale Women's Connection Luncheon will feature music by Lisa Albertoni and speaker Pam Grein. Grein will speak about being adopted twice. The cost is $15. For more information, call 847-5605 or 869-4788.
• BEREAVEMENT MEETING
When: Thursday, 7 p.m.
Where: Community CASA, 2201 Morrill Road
Info: The Compassionate Friends, Modesto/Riverbank Area Chapter, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.tcfmodesto-riverbankarea.org.
• SWEETHEART STROLL
When: Thursday, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Where: Downtown Riverbank
Info: The city will hold its second annual Sweetheart Stroll. There will be free horse-drawn carriage rides and a barbershop quartet. Visit local merchants to have a passport stamped to enter a drawing for a romantic basket. For more information, call 863-7149 or 863-7150.
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