FFA FIELD DAY
When: Saturday, 7:30 a.m.
Where: Modesto Junior College, east campus, 435 College Ave., and west campus, 2201 Blue Gum Ave.
Info: The 60th annual FFA Field Day, hosted by the Modesto Junior College Agriculture & Environmental Sciences Department and Young Farmers, will feature more than 1,500 high school students from more than 100 high schools who will compete in 18 agriculture-related contests. The awards ceremony will be held at 4 p.m. in the MJC Gymnasium on the east campus. For more, contact the MJC Agriculture Department at (209) 575-6200.
When: Saturday, 8:30 a.m.
Where: American Legion Hall, parking lot, 1001 S. Santa Cruz Ave.
Info: The Sierra Club will host an easy, four-mile spring hike along the Tuolumne River. No sign-ups are necessary and nonmembers, dogs and children are welcome. For more information, call Alan at (209) 768-5881.
BACKYARD COMPOSTING CLASS
When: Saturday, 10 a.m. to noon
Info: The city of Modesto and Modesto Junior College Community Education are partnering to present a free backyard composting class for city residents. Nonresidents are welcome with a $35 tuition fee. Advance registration is required. To register or for more, call (209) 575-6063.
GOLD & TREASURE EXPO
When: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Stanislaus County Fairground, 900 N. Broadway, Building E1
Info: The Gold Prospectors Association of America will hold an event featuring jewelry, demonstrations, lectures, prospecting and a raffle. Cost: $5 admission; kids 12 under free with an adult. For more, call (951) 850-1582 or go to www.goldprospectors.org.
VFW BREAKFAST FUND-RAISER
When: Sunday, 8 to 11 a.m.
Where: Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall, 1405 E. Linwood Ave.
Info: The VFW Military Order of the Cootie, Pup Tent 68, will hold an all-you-can-eat breakfast fund-raiser. Breakfast will include scrambled eggs or eggs made to order, pancakes, sausages, biscuits and gravy, country potatoes, juice and coffee. Cost: $6 donation, no cost for children 6 years or younger. Proceeds benefit programs to help disabled veterans. For more, call Suzie Q at (209) 668-9710.
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