CALIFORNIA JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCESENATE CONVENTION
When: Friday through Sunday
Where: Clarion Inn, 1612 Sisk Road
Info: The California Jaycee Senate will hold its annual year-end meeting. All former Jaycees and senators are invited to attend. For more information, contact Margaret Souza at email@example.com.
CANCER FUND-RAISER PASTA DINNER
When: Friday, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Somerset Middle School, 1037 Floyd Ave.
Info: The fund-raiser will help support a student who is battling cancer. There will be a pasta dinner and a raffle. The cost is $13.50 per ticket. All proceeds will go directly to the student's family. To find out more, go to Help For Hillarie on Facebook.
AFRICAN AMERICAN EDUCATION CONFERENCE
When: Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Mary Stuart Rogers Student Learning Center, Modesto Junior College West Campus, 2201 Blue Gum Ave.
Info: The Modesto Junior College African American Education Conference is geared toward assisting students ages 13-21 in developing a plan of action that will ensure student success. Parents are encouraged to attend. The event is free. Keynote speaker is Thabiti Boone, an inspirational public figure, college basketball Hall of Famer, author, leader, minister and humanitarian. For more information, call Monika, (209) 575-7990.
When: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: PetSmart, 2100 McHenry Ave.
Info: Westside Animals for Adoption will showcase little sweeties such as Seymour the spaniel, Lulu the Jack Russell terrier and Eddie, a 5-pound Chihuahua with 100 pounds of personality. Also meet an affectionate Queensland mix that could teach you a few tricks, an awesome cattle dog and a handsome, high-fiving husky mix. Call (209) 892-3114 or see the dogs at www.westsideanimalsforadoption.webs.com.
"A SALUTE TO AMERICAN GRAFFITI"
When: Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Charity Ballroom, 645 Charity Way
Info: Soroptimist International of Modesto's 25th annual fund-raiser includes lunch, a classic car display, entertainment by local performers of the musical "Grease," a silent auction, drawings for prizes and prizes awarded for the most original Graffiti costume individual or cutest couple. Tickets are $35, sold only in advance. Proceeds will benefit Soroptimist International of Modesto's community service projects. For more information or for tickets, call Sher, (209) 213-7818.
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