LUNCH AND LEARN PROGRAM
When: Thursday, noon
Where: Appetéz Restaurant, 825 W. Roseburg Ave.
Info: The League of Women Voters' lunch program will feature Jean Okuye, president of the Merced County Farm Bureau. The title of her talk is "There is no place like home: Preserving our farmland and way of life." Luncheon is open to the public. Cost is $11. Reservations are not required. For more, call the league office at (209) 524-1698.
GIFT SHOP OPEN HOUSE
When: Wednesday, noon to 4 p.m.
Where: McHenry Mansion, 924 15th St.
Info: Enjoy light refreshments while browsing the McHenry Mansion gift store and visitor center. For more, call (209) 549-0428.
MARINE CORPS LEAGUE MEETING
When: Saturday, 9:45 a.m.
Where: American Legion Hall, 1001 S. Santa Cruz Ave.
Info: General meeting. Membership is open to Marine and FMF Corpsmen veterans. Requires DD-214 proof of service with an honorable discharge. Annual dues are $50. For more, go to www.mcl-modesto019.org or call (209) 571-0102.
Info: Seniors are often dependent upon others for travel to doctor appointments or the grocery store. Volunteers with good driving records, valid driver's license and insurance are needed to help. Must be at least 25 years or older. You may drive your own car or one of three vans. To volunteer or get more information, contact Lynn at (209) 593-6112 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
VETERANS MOBILE MEDICAL OUTREACH CLINIC
When: Thursday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: American Legion Riders Post No. 263,1531 Second St.
Info: The Veterans Administration Rural Health Mobile Medical Outreach Clinic Team in collaboration with the Escalon American Legion Riders Post 263 will be on site with veterans service officers, enrollment specialists and a medical team to provide examinations, consultations and referrals. For more, call Valerie at (209) 588-2604 or Mark at (209) 838-3050.
SONS IN RETIREMENT
When: Friday, 11 a.m.
Where: Manteca Park Golf Course, Eucalyptus Street off North Union Road
Info: SIR Inc., a nonprofit public benefit club for retired, or semiretired, men is accepting members for a new SIR branch in Manteca. A SIR representative will explain the many activities of SIR such as golf, bowling, travel, RVing, and lots of programs for couples. For more, call Jerry at (209) 551-8220 or Joe at (209) 874-2863.
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