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Modesto

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.

Empire

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.

Escalon

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.

Oakdale

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.

Patterson

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.

Send Region items to Region, The Modesto Bee, P.O. Box 5256, Modesto 95352; call 578-2330; fax 578-2207; or e-mail region@modbee.com.

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