What: HEALTH FAIR
When: Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Rogers Drug Store, 402 H St.
Info: Neighborhood health fair sponsored by Rogers Drug Store, AmeriSourceBergen, University of the Pacific, JOBST and Stanislaus Asian American Community Resource. Free services provided will include flu shots, blood-pressure testing, blood glucose testing, lymphedema screening and local physician consultations. For more information, call Tiffany Luu, (209) 522-5229.
What: DOG ADOPTIONS
When: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: PetSmart, 2100 McHenry Ave.
Info: The Westside Animals for Adoption event will feature all sizes and breeds, from a 50-pound-plus border collie/lab mix to a cute little cocker spaniel mix, all on the lookout for a caring home. For more information, call (209) 892-3114 or see the WAA dogs at www.westsideanimalsforadoption.webs.com.
What: CHURCH CLASS
When: Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Unity Church of Modesto, 2467 Veneman Ave.
Info: Unity Church is sponsoring A Course in Miracles, a self-study spiritual thought system, which teaches that the way to love and inner peace is through forgiveness. No cost to attend. For more information, call (209) 578-5433.
What: VOLUNTEERS FOR THE ELDERLY NEEDED
Info: The Area Agency on Aging is seeking volunteers, 16 and older, to visit seniors 60 and older who live alone or may be isolated and would enjoy companionship. Volunteers are asked to visit a minimum of two times each month and are encouraged to make a yearlong commitment. All prospective volunteers must complete an introductory training and background check. For more information, call Julia Washington, volunteer coordinator, at (209) 525-4613.
What: GARDEN CLUB MEETING
When: Wednesday, 10 a.m.
Where: American Legion Hall, 206 Stockton Ave.
Info: The Ripon Garden Club is holding its November meeting and presenting the program Living Christmas Swags. Guest speaker for the event is Stephanie Garcia, a Westurf Nursery employee, who will share ideas on how to create a cozy welcome with garden-inspired holiday decorating themes or create an elegant Christmas centerpiece with boxwood garland. For more information, call Anita, (209) 599-3359, or Michele, (209) 599-2675.
What: GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY
When: Friday, 11 a.m.
Where: McNamara Park ball fields, 1040 Canal St.
Info: The city of Merced will hold a groundbreaking celebration for work to begin on the revitalization of McNamara Park. The event is open to the public. Construction is set to begin Monday.
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