NEWCOMERS AND FRIENDS CLUB
When: Today, 10 a.m.
Where: Marie Callender's restaurant, 3500 Coffee Road
Info: Whether you have just moved to the area or if you have lived here all of your life, The Newcomers and Friends Club of Modesto welcomes you. It is a ladies social club providing the opportunity to meet others with similar interests. For more, call Barbara at (209) 838-2427 or Caren at (209) 551-8504, or go to www.modestonewcomers.com.
PRESCHOOL OPEN HOUSE
When: Saturday, 10 a.m. to noon
Where: Modesto Parent Participation Preschool, 1341 College Ave.
Info: Open house and fall preregistration event at the preschool. Classes are for ages 2-5. For more, call (209) 571-2161.
LATINO COMMUNITY ROUNDTABLE MEETING
When: Thursday, noon to 1:15 p.m.
Where: Bel Piatto Italian Cucina, 1000 Kansas Ave.
Info: The Latino Community Roundtable monthly meeting features guest speaker Joe L. Del Bosque Jr., a melon grower and member of the California Water Commission. Optional Italian buffet, $12. For reservations or more information, call Maggie at (209) 303-2664.
STANISLAUS CIVITAN CLUB BUNCO
When: Saturday, noon
Where: 4801 Stratos Way
Info: Bunco fund-raising event for Special Olympics and the annual Law Day, plus other charities. Gift basket prizes will be awarded to the various category winners. Snacks and beverages will be available. $10 per person. Ticket deadline Thursday. Call Kathy at (209) 581-2636 to obtain tickets or contact any Stanislaus Civitan Club member.
FAMILY HEALTH & WELLNESS FAIR
When: Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: St. Stanislaus Community Center, 1416 Maze Blvd.
Info: There will be free medical and dental screenings, information about the Cal-Fresh program, nutrition education, immigration information and counseling services. Sponsored by Catholic Charities, Health Plan of San Joaquin and Stanislaus County. For more, call Maribel at (209) 340-3218.
TOASTMASTERS OPEN HOUSE
When: Today, 11:45 a.m to 1 p.m.
Where: Samaritan Village, 7700 Fox Road
Info: Toastmasters International will host an open house. Event will include lunch and a Toastmasters Club demonstration. For more, call John (209) 479-0552.
When: Friday, 5-7 p.m.
Where: Escalon Masonic Center, 1500 Viking St.
Info: Escallonia Chapter 447 will host its annual omelet dinner. Donations: $8 for adults, $4 for children age 5-10 and free for children under 5. The dinner will include omelets with all the fixings, chili beans, salad, rolls, dessert and beverages. Takeout will be available.
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