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Modesto

CAT ADOPTIONS

WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WHERE: PetSmart, 2100 McHenry Ave.

INFO: Alley Cat Guardians will have cats and kittens ready for adoption. There will be information about trap-neuter-return for feral cats and the low-cost vet clinic. For more information, go to www.alleycatguardians.org or call 567-3570.

DEMOCRAT BARBECUE

WHEN: Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

WHERE: Graceada Park, 401 Needham Ave.

INFO: The Stanislaus Tuolumne Central Labor Council and Stanislaus Democrats will hold a "Walk & Talk to Win! BBQ in the Park." Volunteers can meet local candidates. Food and refreshments will be provided. For more information, call Patty Hughes at 869-5609 or e-mail CentralValleyDemocraticClub@gmail.com

Manteca

RIDE THE TIDE EVENT

WHEN: Registration opens at 7 a.m. Saturday;

relay, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE: Library Park, 320 W. Center St.

INFO: The first annual "Ride the Tide" relay and community event will be held, promoting cancer awareness and prevention through education and active lifestyles. A free barbecue will be held at the finish line for participants. The cost is $25 and includes goodie bag and T-shirt. For more information, go to www.ridethetide.org or www.vidalocaskateboards.com.

Oakdale

SOROPTIMISTS SOFTBALL CAMP

WHEN: Monday through July 1, 8:45 a.m. to noon

WHERE: Kerr Park, North Sterns Road

INFO: The Oakdale Soroptimists will hold a summer softball camp for girls ages 7 to 14. There are 15 sessions. Prices start at $25. Scholarships are available. For more information or to register for the camp, call 848-2670 or e-mail jlspeterson@comcast.net.

Turlock

SENIOR COUPON DISTRIBUTION

WHEN: Today, 8 to 11 a.m.

WHERE: Turlock Farmers Market, Broadway at Main and Olive streets

INFO: The Area Agency on Aging has received the senior farmers market coupon booklets for distribution to seniors 60 and older who live in Stanislaus County and have a limited income of $1,670 a month or less for an individual and $2,247 a month for two. Each booklet contains $20 in coupons to be used like cash only at certified farmers markets. For more information, call 558-8698 or 800-510-2020.

Stockton

EL CONCILIO GALA

WHEN: June 18, 6 p.m.

WHERE: Stockton Golf and Country Club, 3737 Country Club Blvd.

INFO: El Concilio will hold its Stockton Gala Dinner featuring speaker Arturo Vargas, executive director of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials. The cost is $75 per person. After today, tickets are $100. For more information, call Annette Sanchez at 644-2627.

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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