Who: Soroptimist International of Modesto
What: 40th annual Pancake Breakfast and Craft Fair
When: Oct. 18, 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
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Where: Masonic Center, 800 Rose Ave.
Info: Soroptimist International of Modesto is planning to hold its 40th annual Pancake Breakfast and Craft Fair. Homemade baked items will be for sale as well as beautiful decorated pumpkins. Tickets, available at the door, are $6 for pancakes, eggs, sausage and beverage.
Who: Latino Emergency Council meeting
When: 8:15 a.m., Oct. 16
Where: Modesto El Concilio Community Center, 1314 H St.
Info: Cindy Matthews, senior service hydrologist with the National Weather Service, will talk about droughts and floods. For more information, call Dale Butler at 209-613-1058.
What: Sunshine Club weekly meetings
When: Every Monday at 1:30 p.m.
Where: IHOP restaurant, 1625 Countryside Drive
Info: The Sunshine Club is a support group for men and women who have lost loved ones. Meet new friends who understand what suddenly being alone really means. In October, the group meets every Monday for a no-host lunch. For information, contact Darlene at 209-668-6792.
What: Turlock Garden Club meeting, lunch and sale
When: Noon, Monday
Where: Turlock Senior Center, 1191 Cahill St.
Info: The Turlock Garden Club will have a potluck lunch, meeting and plant sale. Guests are welcome. For more information, call Debbie at 209-668-8363.
40 YEARS AGO: It was announced that the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors, by unanimous vote, had barred the United Nations flag from flying over any county building during United Nations Week. In the same meeting, the supervisors also voted unanimously to adopt a resolution proposed by a member of the John Birch Society, John Katz, to proclaim Oct. 24 as United States Day. The 24th was the day the U.N. charter was signed. The votes were in response to the fact that whenever the U.N. flag flew, protestors would assemble, which happened when the flag flew at the Modesto branch of the Stanislaus County Library.