SUPPORT RALLY FOR TROOPS
WHEN: Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to noon
WHERE: Sisk and Standiford avenues
INFO: Modesto/Central Valley Blue Star Mothers & Families will hold a "Support Our Troops" rally. Bring signs of support, U.S. flags, pictures of soldiers and dress in patriotic attire.
DINNER & AUCTION FUND-RAISER
WHEN: Saturday, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
WHERE: Empire Elementary School, 5201 First St.
INFO: The Empire 4-H Club will hold a BBQ chicken dinner and silent auction fund-raiser. Proceeds will go toward the costs of club members' projects and costs to participate in the Stanislaus County Fair. Tickets are $8 for adults and free for children.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST FUND-RAISER
WHEN: Sunday, 8 to 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Masonic Hall, 1500 Viking St.
INFO: The Escalon Historical Society will hold a pancake breakfast fund-raiser. Breakfast includes pancakes, eggs, ham, linguiça, fruit, juice and coffee. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for children under 12. Tickets are available at the museum, from society members and at the door.
GARDEN CLUB TRIP
WHEN: Wednesday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
INFO: The Oakdale Garden Club will conduct a bus trip to the San Francisco Flower and Garden Show. The cost is $50, which includes entrance to the show. For information, call Bob at 848-8746.
HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEETING
WHEN: Sunday, 2 p.m.
WHERE: Patterson City Hall, 1 Plaza
INFO: The Patterson Township Historical Society will hold its annual meeting. The guest speaker will be Maybelle Rogers, a longtime Patterson resident. All are welcome.
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