MODESTO: River Ranch Church offers services, family activities, Gold Star family honor, flag ceremony, barbecue, rock wall, water slide, music, jumphouses, police and fire vehicles. It's at 10:45 a.m., Modesto Christian School, 5755 Sisk Road. Fun begins at noon. 529-8900 or 402-6991.
MANTECA: First Assembly of God Church, 486 Button Ave. 10 a.m. "Not Forgotten" drama-musical presentation. 239-1371 or www.thememorialweekend.com.
SANTA NELLA: San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery, 32053 W. McCabe Road. Starts at 11 a.m. Guest speaker: Steve Muro, director of field operations for the national cemetery. Lemoore Naval Air Station will present the colors for all military branches and will give a rifle salute. Also, Fresno Stag and Thistle Band, Marsha Silva, wreath laying by Gold Star mothers and wives. Joe Cox, representing World War II submariners, will be master of ceremonies. 854-1040, ext. 107.
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MODESTO: Seventh Street Bridge. 9 a.m. Flowers dropped into Tuolumne River in memory of military personnel lost at sea. 664-1599 or 529-8192.
MODESTO: St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery chapel, 1141 Scenic Drive. A 9 a.m. Mass in English and an 11 a.m. Mass in Spanish. The Rev. Khoi Pham and Father Ernesto Arbelaez.
MODESTO: Acacia Memorial Park, 801 Scenic Drive, 11 a.m. 522-0452.
TURLOCK: Turlock Memorial Park, Soderquist Road and West Main Avenue. 10 a.m. Scheduled speakers include Turlock Mayor John Lazar and City Councilman Kurt Vander Weide. 632-9111.
CERES: Ceres Memorial Park, Whitmore Avenue west of Highway 99. At 6 a.m., Avenue of Flags will be placed. Volunteers are welcome to arrive at 5:30 a.m. to help set up the Avenue of Flags. Memorial service at 10 a.m. to include pinning poppies on wreaths in memory of those lost in war. Color guard and rifle salute. Mayor Anthony Cannella will be featured speaker. 538-3432.
NEWMAN: Hills Ferry Cemetery, Stuhr and Draper roads, west of Highway 33. 11 a.m. 854-3488.
HUGHSON: Lakewood Memorial Park, 900 Santa Fe Ave., between Empire and Hughson, 1 p.m. Al Menshew, state veterans legislative representative for the American Legion, master of ceremonies. Gold Star father Michael Anderson Sr. and U.S. Rep. Dennis Cardoza of Merced will speak. Bagpipes and bugler and a 21-gun salute. 883-4465 or 664-1599
MERCED: District Cemetery, 1300 B St. 10 a.m. Guest speaker: Randy Wharton, American Legion National Executive Committee. Wreath laying, rifle salute, taps. 723-1169 or 722-0940.
TURLOCK: Turlock Community Auditorium, 1574 E. Canal Drive,
1 to 5:30 p.m. Memorial Day Gospel Fest. $12 advance, $15 at door, free to children younger than 12 and students. Tickets at Beardsley's in Modesto and Family Bible in Turlock. 538-3838.
COLUMBIA: The Columbia Dragoons will re-enact historical events involving the Tuolumne Rangers, Civil War volunteers. 10 a.m. Columbia City Cemetery, Columbia. Free. 533-3663.
TWAIN HARTE: Downtown, 11:30 a.m., parade. Honoring veterans with flag-raising ceremony at arch and free hot dog picnic at Eproson Park. 586-4482.