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WHEN: Today, 7 p.m. to midnight

WHERE: Stanislaus County Fairground, 900 N. Broadway

INFO: Martini tasting, beer and wine, hors d'oeuvres, casino games, silent auction, raffle, dancing. Tickets are $50. Presented by the Kiwanis Club of Greater Turlock. Proceeds help more than 50 local organizations. For more information, call Ron Macedo at 649-6885.


WHEN: Today, check-in at 7:45 a.m.

WHERE: Crane Park, Berkeley and Canal streets

INFO: Start your morning with family fun. At 8:15 a.m., families can participate in the two-mile Family Adventure Walk, where kids will pick up clues along the way to fill in their adventure packet. Fee is $10 per person and includes the adventure packet to collect clues along the walking trail and a goodie bag. If you haven't preregistered, you can still sign up at the recreation booth. Starting at 9 a.m., the Turlock City Arts Commission will be holding a Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest at Crane Park, followed by the Hilmar Community Band Concert in the Park at noon. Prizes will be awarded after judging at 1 p.m.

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