WHEN: Today, 1:30 to 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: KinderCare, 1237 Oakdale Road
INFO: A blood drive for 13-year-old Adella Clark, a seventh-grader at Roosevelt Junior High who suffers from kidney failure, will be held. Donors must have a valid photo ID showing date of birth. Contact KinderCare at 521-5351 to set up an appointment or visit the Delta Blood Bank to donate blood in her name.
WHEN: Saturday, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: 1226 Seventh St.
INFO: Badtothebonz Boxing Club will hold its annual pancake breakfast. Tickets are $8 each or two for $15. All proceeds benefit the club, which helps at-risk youth. For more information, call 988-7590.
CIVIL WAR MEETING
WHEN: Tuesday, 7 p.m.
WHERE: St. Paul's Episcopal Church, classroom building, 1528 Oakdale Road
INFO: The Stanislaus Civil War Association will hold its monthly meeting. Guest speaker Dr. Peter Lee will present "Observers during the Civil War." For more information, call 524-3066.
WHEN: Wednesday, 7:30 a.m.; deadline to RSVP is Monday
INFO: The Stanislaus County chapter of the American Red Cross will hold its annual Heroes Breakfast to celebrate everyday heroes from throughout Stanislaus County. Tickets are $25 per person. Sponsorships are available. For breakfast tickets or sponsor information, call Rebecca Ciszek at 523-6453, ext. 104, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to www.stanredcross.org.
DRIVER SAFETY COURSE
WHEN: Thursday, 8:30 a.m.
WHERE: Modesto Senior Center, 211 Bodem St.
INFO: The AARP will hold a driver safety course. The course will renew mature driver insurance discounts for an additional three years. The cost is $14. AARP members receive a $2 discount. Preregistration is encouraged. Class size is limited. For more information, call 341-2974.
FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY MEETING
WHEN: Tuesday, 6 p.m.
WHERE: Empire Library meeting room, 18 S. Abbie St.
INFO: The Friends of the Empire Library will hold its monthly meeting. The focus will be planning and budgeting for 2010-11, developing a membership drive strategy and preparing for the final Empire Elementary School Art Competition reception. For more information, contact Jim Sterling at 578-3577 or email@example.com.
WHEN: Friday, 6 to 8 p.m.
WHERE: Downtown Riverbank, Third and Santa Fe streets
INFO: Riverbank will hold Blues n' Bibs. The Sheriff's Department and the Fire Department will compete for the best ribs. All proceeds will go toward the Firefighters Burn Institute and Shop with a Cop programs. For more information, call Melissa Holdaway at 863-7127.
Send Region items to Region, The Modesto Bee, P.O. Box 5256, Modesto 95352; call 578-2330; fax 578-2207; or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.