WHAT: American Cancer Society: Relay for Life Fundraiser
When: Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: 2513 Bridle Path Lane
Info: The “United In Life” team is holding its fourth annual yard sale fundraiser. Items include furniture, books, household items, toys and more. All proceeds benefits the American Cancer Society. For more information, call 209-521-3343.
What: The Traveleers Travel Club
When: Friday, 11 a.m.
Where: Denny’s, 1525 McHenry Ave.
Info: The Traveleers meet every Friday at 11 a.m. at Denny’s. This week’s meeting will include a presentation on the clubs trips planned for Spain and Portugal in 2018. The club has Day and extended trips each month. To learn more about its upcoming trip calendar, attend a meeting or call Ann Burkett at 209-529-5896.
What: First Friday Street Faire
When: Friday, 5 to 9 p.m.
Where: Tenth Street Plaza, between J and K streets
Info: The Downtown Modesto Partnership kicks off an event featuring local artists, makers, crafters and musicians. It will be held the first Friday of each month through October. Each month has its own theme and promises to be a night filled with culture, cuisine and community. Vendors are invited to participate. For more information, call 209-303-0411 or visit domopartnership.org/1stfriday.
What: Art Exhibition: “A Mother’s Tears”
When: Final showing today
Where: Modesto Junior College East Campus, 435 College Ave.
Info: The Modesto Junior College department of art presents “A Mother’s Tears,” an art show featuring the paintings of Susan Levy and dedicated to the memory of her daughter, Chandra Levy. The art show is open to the public in the MJC Art Gallery and concludes June 1. The gallery is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and admission is free.
What: Lucca Winery Summer Concert Series
When: Saturday, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Lucca Winery, 16265 East River Road
Info: The second-season opener is Foreverland, a Michael Jackson tribute band. The 14-piece band does not act or dance like the iconic artist, rather it concentrates on re-creating the artist’s music as accurately as possible. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. with dinner, an art exhibition, preshow music and more. The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $30 and may be purchased online at www.red-tie.org and click on the “Go straight to ticketing...” to pricing and seat locations. For more information or special ticketing needs, contact John at 209-543-4261 or email email@example.com.
50 YEARS AGO: An unseasonal storm swept through Yosemite National Park, bringing with it wind-whipped snow flurries and hail by the early afternoon. Park rangers were alerted to the coming storm the previous day and advised motorists to carry tire chains for travel along Highway 120 to Big Oak Flat from Highway 41 at the park’s south entrance and up to Glacier Point scenic overlook. The Weather Bureau had predicted snow at 5,000 feet but the snow and sleet had pushed down to 3,500 feet, park rangers said.