When: Saturday, 10 a.m.
Where: St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Father O'Hare Hall, 1813 Oakdale Road
Info: Entering accompanied by bagpipes, first responders such as firefighters, emergency medical technicians and law enforcement will be honored. After Mass, they will receive a blessing of their vehicles. The community is invited to gather to offer prayer and support for those who work throughout the year to respond in emergencies. Featured speaker is new Modesto Police Chief Galen Carroll. Complimentary lunch and jazz music follow. For more, contact Tammy Menezes at (209) 551-4973, ext. 207, or email@example.com.
"WHOLISTIC" SPEAKER-AUTHOR, MUSIC & FOOD & ART EVENT
When: Saturday, 3-6 p.m.
Where: Peer Recovery Art Project Gallery, 1222 J St.
Info: Author and healthy lifestyle coach Ruben J. Guzman will talk about the effects of "wholistic" lifestyle-diet and vibrant health and chronic disease. Reception 3-4 p.m. with live music and appetizers hosted by So Easy-So Good. Guzman's talk will be from 4-6 p.m. with book signing afterward. Free; open to the public. For more, call (209) 529-5360.
AMERICAN LEGION & AUXILIARY MEETINGS
When: Wednesdays, 10 a.m.
Where: Las Palmas Mobile Estates Clubhouse, 250 E. Las Palmas Ave.
Info: American Legion Auxiliary Unit 168 meeting. For more, call (209) 690-7778 or visit alauxiliaryunit168.wordpress.com.
When: Wednesdays, 7 p.m.
Where: Father Connors Hall, 220 N. Salado Ave.
Info: American Legion Post 168 meeting. For more, call (209) 690-7222 or visit elijahbhayespost168.wordpress.com.
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