What: SPOOKTACULAR LIBRARY FUN
When: Wednesday, 10:15 a.m.
Where: Modesto Library, 1500 I St.
Info: Friends of the Library and the Stanislaus Library Foundation are assisting library staff with the presentation of a special Halloween event at the library. Children can wear their costumes and enjoy a Halloween story time, followed by a costume parade and trick-or-treating. For more information, call the Modesto Library at (209) 558-7800.
What: YARD AND BAKE SALE
When: Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Central General Baptist Church, 944 N. Central Ave.
Info: Central General Baptist Church is holding a church yard sale and bake sale. All proceeds will benefit the church and its programs. For more information, call (209) 538-7545.
What: MARINE CORPS LEAGUE MEETING
When: Saturday, 9:45 a.m.
Where: American Legion Hall, 1001 S. Santa Cruz Ave.
Info: Marine Corps League Modesto Detachment #019 general meeting. Open to Marine and FMF Corpsmen Veterans. Requires DD-214 proof of service with an honorable discharge from the USMC. Annual dues, $50. For more, call (209) 571-0102 or visit www.mcl-modesto019.org.
What: DEMOCRATIC WOMENS CLUB MEETING
When: Saturday, 11 a.m.
Where: Marie Callenders restaurant, 3500 Coffee Road
Info: The Democratic Womens Club of Stanislaus is holding its monthly meeting. The group is hosting its sixth annual Yes We Can Food Drive, so bring a donation of canned goods to the meeting. For more information, call Patty, (209) 303-4042.
What: SONG OF THE SAN JOAQUIN PRESENTATION
When: Saturday, 1 to 3 p.m.
Where: Modesto Library, downstairs auditorium, 1500 I St.
Info: Modesto Poet Laureate Emeritus Ed Bearden will be among the local authors who will read their poems at the presentation of the fall issue of Song of the San Joaquin. Reading is free, open to the public and appropriate for all ages. Light refreshments will be provided. An open-mike session will follow the presentation. For more information, contact Cleo at (209)543-1776 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
What: HEALTH & SAFETY FAIR
When: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: MedicAlert Foundation Campus, 2323 Colorado Ave.
Info: The third annual Super Hero Kids Health and Safety Fair features a Super Hero Bicycle Training Course, information on the Affordable Health Care Act, free health screenings and clinics, first-responder activities, a bounce house, face painting and live animal exhibits. Admission is free. For more information, call (209) 669-2460.
What: SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS WORKSHOP
When: Saturday, 10:30 a.m.
Where: Salida Library, 4835 Sisk Road
Info: Thomas K. Thorson, President of SOFA will share planning strategies in an educational workshop. Event is free and open to the public. For more information or reservations, call Karen at (209) 312-9718 or email email@example.com.
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