EMPIRE POOL BRUNCH
When: Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Costa Family Foundation Hangar, Modesto Airport, 901 Airport Way
Info: Empire plans a pool brunch fund-raiser held by Stanislaus County Police Activities League, the Costa Family Foundation and Friends of the Empire Community Pool. It will be a family-friendly, buffet-style champagne brunch featuring local celebrity chefs. Tickets are $25 adults, $15 children. For more or to purchase tickets, call (209) 529-9121 or go to www.stanislauscountypal.org.
When: Tuesday, 6 to 8 p.m.
Where: PRAP Art Gallery, 1222 J St.
Info: Will Tuttle, author of "The World Peace Diet," will talk about bringing about a more conscious society based on the interconnectedness of all life. There will be light refreshments provided before by So Easy-So Good, music and artworks displayed. Tuttle will have a book signing after his talk. For more, call (209) 529-5360.
When: Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Elks Lodge Charity Ballroom, 645 Charity Way
Info: The Stonecroft Women's Connection luncheon will feature Betty Lee from Greens Table and guest speaker Barbara Carr. Cost for program and lunch is $15. Reservations appreciated. For reservations, call Terry at (209) 523-3826 or Marsha at (209) 599-3248.
When: Thursday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Delta Blood Bank, 834 Scenic Drive
Info: The community blood drive is held by the Stanislaus County Health Services Agency and Delta Blood Bank. For more, call Leslie at (209) 558-7254.
LIBRARY PLAY DAY
When: Tuesday, 2 p.m.
Where: Empire Library, 18 S. Abbie St.
Info: The Stanislaus County Library presents a Day of Play, a special program where children can participate in sports, games, crafts, and other activities that encourage them to not only be physically active, but to also engage their minds through reading. For more, call Lauren at (209) 558-7817.
ACCORDION CLUB MEETING
When: Wednesday, 6 p.m., jam room available; 7 p.m. meeting
Where: Escalon Community Center, 1055 Escalon Ave.
Info: Bring an accordion and join in the fun at the Good Time Accordion Club meeting. Listening enthusiasts of all ages and fellow accordionists of all levels are welcome. Admission is $5 at the door. Club meets the second Wednesday of each month. For more, call Gayle at (209) 526-3627.
HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEETING
When: Thursday, 7 p.m.
Where: Sonora Library, 480 Greenley Road
Info: The meeting of the Tuolumne County Historical Society will feature Dave Connery, a docent at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park in Jamestown, who will relate interesting tales about the Angels Branch of the Sierra Railroad.
Send Region items to Region, The Modesto Bee, P.O. Box 5256, Modesto 95352; call (209) 578-2330; fax (209) 578-2207; or email firstname.lastname@example.org.