WINE AND FOOD EVENT
When: Saturday, 6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Modesto Junior College East Campus, gymnasium, 435 College Ave.
Info: The Celebrate Modesto Junior College Wine, Beer and Gourmet Food Tasting fund-raiser benefits the 21 intercollegiate sports in the MJC athletic program. Event includes wine, beer and hors d'oeuvres sampling, and a silent auction. Cost is $35. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (209) 575-6270.
When: Monday, 11 a.m. to noon
Where: Modesto Senior Center, 211 Bodem St.
Info: The Modesto/Stanislaus Poetry Center is presenting a spring poetry reading. Event is free and open to the public, and will feature reading consisting of works by classic and modern poets, performed by Karen Hansis-Baker, Roberta Bearden, Salvatore Salerno and Gary Thomas.
DEMOCRATIC CLUB MEETING
When: Monday, 6 p.m.
Where: Denny's restaurant, 1525 McHenry Ave.
Info: The Central Valley Democratic Club meeting features California State University, Stanislaus, lecturer Harwinder Grewal, who will speak about Central Valley agriculture economics. Discussion and questions to follow presentation. Nonmembers welcome. For more information, call (209) 863-9137.
When: Saturday, 10:30 a.m.
Where: Carnegie Arts Center, 250 N. Broadway
Info: All ages and skill levels are welcome, as are other acoustic instruments, at the ukulele strum and singalong. For more information, go to www.turlockukejamz.org.
DOG AND CAT ADOPTIONS
When: Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Pet Extreme, 2840 Countryside Drive
Info: The Friends of Turlock Animal Shelter will have healthy spayed or neutered cats and dogs available for adoption. For more information, go to www.turlockanimals.com.
WOMEN'S CONNECTION LUNCHEON
When: Today, noon to 1:45 p.m.
Where: Firenze Ristorante, 502 N. Yosemite Ave.
Info: The Oakdale Women's Connection luncheon features Jordan Garcia from Fit U Health Club and guest speaker Vivian Baniak, a certified personality trainer, who will speak on how to put the plus in your personality. Lunch and program cost is $15. For more information or to reserve a spot, call Barbara at (209) 847-5605 or Paula at (209) 869-4788.
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