B-GREEN RECYCLE DAY FOR THE DOG PARK
When: Saturday, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Cruisers, 4931 McHenry Ave.
Info: There will be recycling of CRV bottles and cans, scrap metal, cardboard, ink cartridges and plastic e-waste: monitors, computers, printers and so on. Document shredding is free (up to five boxes). There will be drawings for free gas and car washes. Boyett Petroleum will match dollar for dollar all donations. For more, call (209) 521-3857 or go to www.friendsofmodestodogpark.com.
When: Saturday, 9:30 a.m.
Where: American Legion Hall parking lot, 1001 S. Santa Cruz Ave.
Info: Easy four-mile hike along the Tuolumne River from Legion Park. Dogs and children welcome. No signup necessary. For more, call Dorothy, (209) 549-9155.
ANNUAL AWARDS GALA
When: Saturday, 6-11 p.m.
Where: Gallo Center for the Arts, 1000 I St.
Info: Join the Modesto Chamber of Commerce for its 99th annual Awards Gala, celebrating the winners of the Members Choice Awards and 30 years of Leadership Modesto.
When: Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: First United Methodist Church, 1660 Arbor Way
Info: Friends of the Turlock Public Library is holding its annual book sale. More than 10,000 books (generously donated by residents of Stanislaus County), including hardbacks and paperbacks in every category imaginable, sorted and categorized for your easy pickings. Books run 50 cents to $1 to a bit more for sets. All profits will go to the Turlock library. There will be a members-only sale Thursday, from 4-8 p.m. For more, contact Brooks Judd at (209) 417-2359 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOLD 'EM AND BLACKJACK TOURNAMENT
When: Saturday, doors open 11 a.m., noon start
Where: Oakdale rodeo grounds, 1624 E. F St.
Info: Texas Hold 'em and Blackjack tournaments with proceeds to benefit community projects of the Lions Club. $60 buy-in includes lunch. Must be 21 or older to enter. Raffle prizes, door prizes, full bar. For more, call Paul, (209) 606-7285.
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