When: Today, noon to 4 p.m.
Where: Rite Aid drugstore, 1032 Oakdale Road
Info: Rite Aid is holding a grand opening event offering free health screenings and product samples. Nurses and licensed pharmacists will be on hand to provide free services including allergy screenings and information on fertility. Rite Aid wellness ambassadors also will be on hand to provide interactive demonstrations on customized iPads. For more information, call (209) 577-6060.
NEUROPATHY SUPPORT GROUP
When: Monday, 10:30 a.m.
Where: Trinity United Presbyterian Church, Rooms 502, 503, 1600 Carver Road
Info: The Modesto Neuropathy Support Group provides knowledge and comfort to those afflicted with neuropathy. The group meets the third Monday of each month. Attendees share their experiences with various physical therapies. For more information, call Monte at (209) 531-3838.
HEALTH CARE SEMINAR
When: Tuesday, 7 to 8 p.m.; or Wednesday, noon to 1 p.m.
Where: Community Hospice, 4368 Spyres Way
Info: A free seminar, "Make Your Healthcare Wishes Known," is being offered in recognition of National Healthcare Decisions Day. Participants will learn how to complete an advance health care directive and whether POLST (physician orders for life-sustaining treatment) is right for them. To RSVP, call (209) 578-6300.
TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY
When: Wednesday, 10 a.m.
Where: First Baptist Church, 250 W. Olive Ave.
Info: The Turlock chapter of the nationwide organization TOPS, Take Pounds Off Sensibly, meets to learn to manage food and increase activity in an atmosphere of caring and support. For more information, call (209) 634-5782 or (209) 394-3745.
When: Sunday, noon
Where: Bella Italia restaurant, 2119 Patterson Road, Suite 3
Info: The Modesto Area Classic T-Bird Club meeting is hosted by Jim and Donna Montavon. The club welcomes individuals who own, or are interested in the preservation of, 1955, '56 and '57 Ford Thunderbirds. For more information, call Pat at (209) 538-1130.
REPUBLICAN WOMEN'S FEDERATED MEETING
When: Wednesday, 6 p.m.
Where: Perko's Cafe, 2120 Patterson Road
Info: The Stanislaus East Republican Women Federated's monthly meeting features guest speaker Lynn Dickerson, chief executive officer of the Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto. She will provide members and guests with an update on the activities of the center, the various volunteer opportunities available and what organizations like the federation can contribute to the center. Dinner cost is $15. For more information or to make a reservation, call (209) 765-9748.
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