What: BICYCLE RIDE BENEFIT
When: Saturday, 7 a.m.
Where: The Fruit Yard, 7948 Yosemite Blvd.
Info: The Stanislaus County Bicycle Club is sponsoring the Fruit Yard Century, a bicycle ride to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of Stanislaus and San Joaquin counties. Riders can select from rides of 30, 65 and 104 miles. There will be tasty and healthy meals at each of the rest stops along the bicycle route. All participants must wear helmets and carry medical ID. Minors must ride with an adult. This is a rain or shine event. Cost varies per ride. For more information, visit www.stancobike.org
What: OPEN HOUSE
When: Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Probation Department, 2215 Blue Gum Ave.
Info: Attend the 14th annual Open House at the Stanislaus County Probation Department, where the department and more than 30 partner agencies will be represented on site to present information about the work they do to keep our community safe. There will be tours of the new Juvenile Commitment Facility as well as gang awareness and K-9 presentations.
What: BUNCO PARTY FUN RAISER
When: Saturday, doors open noon, play begins 1 p.m.
Where: Howard Training Center, 4801 Stratos Way
Info: The Stanislaus Civitan club will hold a Bunco Party FUN raiser. Cost is $10 per player. Refreshments will be served. Bunco winners will receive gift basket prizes. For more information, call Jo at (209)523-2027 or Kathy at (209)581-2636.
What: DOCUMENTARY FILM PRESENTATION
When: Saturday, 7-9 p.m.
Where: Modesto Junior College East Campus, Forum 110, 435 College Ave.
Info: MJCs Civic Engagement Project will present the documentary film Mother: Caring for 7 Billion, which examines the impact of population growth on our planet. Discussion with guest speakers Milt Trieweiler, Karen Gaia Pitts and Lee Miller will follow the film. Admission is free. Campus parking available for $1. For more information, contact Jason Wohlstadter at email@example.com.
What: COMMUNITY UKE JAMZ
When: Saturday, 10:30 a.m.
Where: Carnegie Arts Center, 250 N. Broadway
Info: Turlock Uke Jamz is holding a community-based ukulele strum and singalong. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Other acoustic instruments are encouraged and welcome. For more information, visit www.turlockukejamz.org.
What: MEMORIAL AND CANDLE LIGHTING CEREMONY
When: Saturday, 6 p.m.
Where: Lakewood Memorial Chapel, 900 Santa Fe Ave.
Info: Gabriellas Angels of Hope third annual Memorial and Candle Lighting to honor and remember babies and children lost by miscarriage, stillbirth, infant death or any death of a child. For more information, visit www.gabriellasangelsofhope.blogspot.com or www.lakewoodhughson.com.
What: FALL CARRIAGE ART SHOW
When: Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: The Masonic Hall, 3139 Santa Fe Street
Info: Original artwork: Oils, water media, pastels, mixed media, photography and sculpture will be displayed. Prizes will be awarded Sunday. Entries will be accepted Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Friday, 9 a.m. to noon. Art must be delivered and will be judged Friday. Raffle with prizes awarded Sunday at 3 p.m. The show is a fundraiser for the Valley Art Association Scholarship Fund and helps to fund a scholarship program for local students. Admission is free. For more information, call Marilyn Zinner (209)581-8876.
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