LUNCH AND LEARN PROGRAM
When: Thursday, noon
Where: Appetéz restaurant, Roseburg Square, 825 W. Roseburg Ave.
Info: The League of Women Voters of Stanislaus County presents a Lunch and Learn program featuring its president, Mary Giventer. She will speak on her experience at the recent California League convention and will explain the organization's priorities for the year. Luncheon is open to the public. Cost is $11 and reservations are not required. For more information, call the league office at (209) 524-1698.
DISCOVERY SHOP ART SHOW
When: Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: American Cancer Society Discovery Shop, 3440 McHenry Ave.
Info: The American Cancer Society Discovery Shop is holding an art show including some works by local artists. This show features pieces of all art media, arts and crafts, handmade and one-of-a-kind items, all affordably priced. All proceeds fund patient services and cancer research. For more information, call (209) 544-9279.
K9 DOG FUND-RAISER
When: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Modesto Dog Park, 601 W. Morris Ave.
Info: Vested Interest in K9s Inc., a nonprofit organization, is holding a fund-raiser featuring a K-9 demonstration by Modesto police officer Dan Starr and his dog, Volk, Stanislaus Humane Society pet adoptions, gift baskets, a silent auction and Yogurt Mill offerings with a portion of the sales being donated. Proceeds will be used to buy a vest for Volk. For more information, call (209) 521-3857.
LIFETREE CAFE PROGRAM
When: Today, 7 p.m.
Where: Lifetree Cafe, 2900 Geer Road
Info: Lifetree Cafe presents a program titled "What's Your Pet Trying to Tell You?" It will explore how animals think and interact with humans. Admission to the hourlong program is free and open to the public. Snacks and beverages are available. For more information, call Lacy at (970) 292-4838 or email email@example.com.
HEALTHY CHOICES SUMMIT
When: Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: West Side Theatre, 1331 Main St.
Info: The West Side Health Care Task Force presents the fifth annual Healthy Choices Summit. It will feature "weigh-in" of local biggest-loser teams, vendor demonstrations, speakers and a free healthy box lunch. For more information, call (209) 525-4470.
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