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SAFETY FAIR

WHEN: Today, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WHERE: Modesto Free Will Baptist, 225 E. Orangeburg Ave.

INFO: Child Watch 2010 will feature car seat safety checks, a Modesto Fire Department firetruck that children can explore, DNA kits for parents, Internet safety information and more. The event is free. A raffle will be held for those who donate a nonperishable food item. For more information, call 840-2446.

STONEWALL DEMOCRATS MEETING

WHEN: Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m.

WHERE: CLC Meeting Room, 1125 Kansas Ave.

INFO: The Stanislaus County Stonewall Democratic Club will hold a planning meeting. The mission of the club is to advance equal rights for all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. For more information, call Nicholas Hatten at 937-9038 or e-mail info@cvstonewall.org.

BEREAVEMENT CONCERT

WHEN: Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m.

WHERE: Community Hospice, 4368 Spyres Way

INFO: The Compassionate Friends Modesto/Riverbank Area Chapter will hold a free concert program featuring Ala Pedersen, songwriter, speaker and bereaved father. The concert is part of the "Angels Across the USA Tour 2010." For more information, call Joanna Rose-Murray at 484-8276.

SPAGHETTI DINNER FUND-RAISER

WHEN: Sunday; doors open at 3:30 p.m., dinner is at 5 p.m.

WHERE: Modesto Masonic Center, 800 Rose Ave.

INFO: Job's Daughters Bethel 42 will hold a silent auction and spaghetti dinner fund-raiser. Tickets are $5.

KOREAN WAR VETERANS PICNIC

WHEN: Monday, noon

WHERE: American Legion Hall, 1001 S. Santa Cruz Ave.

INFO: Korean War veterans, family and friends are invited to a free picnic. The Korean War Veterans Modesto Chapter 316 is holding the picnic, but nonmembers are invited.

REPUBLICAN MEETING

WHEN: Monday, 6 p.m.

WHERE: Eichel Building, 118 W. Orangeburg Ave.

INFO: The Republican Party of Stanislaus County will feature Michael Winther, founder and president of Modesto-based First Principles Institute. He will speak on "The Constitution and Public Policy." A business meeting will be afterward. The event is free and open to the public.

GARDEN PARTY FUND-RAISER

WHEN: June 19, 6 to 9 p.m.

WHERE: Private residence

INFO: A Victorian Garden Party benefiting the Stanislaus Arts Council will be held at the home of Dallas and Garrad Marsh. Purchase tickets before June 11 and be entered in a drawing for a one-night stay at Harrah's in Lake Tahoe. The cost is $25 per person. For more information, call Dallas at 571-2695 or Nancy at 491-0206.

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