What: DISCOVERY SHOP KICKOFF SALE
When: Friday, 10 a.m.
Where: Discovery Shop, 3440 McHenry Ave.
Info: The American Cancer Society has received a large donation of kids furniture and accessories – so big the store is using an extra space in the same shopping center. A kickoff sale will include lamps, bedding, furniture, rugs, art and lots of miscellaneous accessories for all ages. Bedding includes futon covers, shams, comforters, crib sets and window treatments, all at blow-out prices. Store hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call Pat at (209) 544-9279.
What: BUSINESS PLAN MEETING
When: Wednesday, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: StanCOG, 111 I St.
Info: The San Joaquin Joint Powers Authority, which administers and manages San Joaquin Corridor rail service, is holding a public meeting to solicit input on its Draft Business Plan from agencies, organizations and members of the public.
What: CUB SCOUT EVENT
When: Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Downey Park, 1200 Brighton Ave.
Info: First-grade and graduating kindergarten boys are invited to attend a fun outdoor information event to learn about the world of Cub Scouts. The event is hosted by Cub Scout Pack 14. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Dan at (209) 840-2246.
What: INTERNATIONAL CULTURE DANCE
When: Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Oak Valley Care Center, 275 S. Oak Ave.
Info: The Oak Valley Care Center will hold an International Culture Dance event. For more information, call Nancy at (209) 848-5432, ext. 5432.
What: Memorial Day ceremony
When: Monday, 10 a.m.
Where: Patterson District Cemetery, 10800 Highway 33
Info: The American Legion Elijah B. Hayes Post 168 will hold a Memorial Day ceremony including flag display and flag ceremony.
What: MINIATURE AIRCRAFT FESTIVAL
When: Through Sunday, 9 a.m. daily
Where: Castle Airport, 2507 Heritage Drive
Info: The 17th annual International Miniature Aircraft Association West Coast Festival is a family and community event featuring giant-sized model airplanes taking flight, vendors, food and raffle prizes. Admission is free, parking is $5 per day. For more information, call Scott at (209) 617-5789 or Rick at (831) 265-7289.
50 YEARS AGO: It was announced that longtime Patterson hardware store owner Wade Cripe would be retiring. Cripe had purchased the business in 1946 after returning home from World War II. He also was second assistant chief of the Patterson Volunteer Fire Department, for which he served 35 years, and a member of 20 to 30 other clubs.