What: Pancake Breakfast and Craft Fair
When: Sunday, 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: Masonic Center, 800 Rose Ave.
Info: Soroptimist International of Modesto event featuring homemade pantry items, decorated pumpkins for sale and a raffle. Proceeds go to community service projects and local scholarships. For more information call Catherine Millerman, 209-918-7260.
What: White Cane Day
When: Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.
Where: Vintage Faire Mall, 3401 Dale Road
Info: Visually Impaired Persons Support and the Modesto Lions Clubs present event open to everyone. Learn about blindness and vision loss, as well as the training and support available through VIPS. Activities available for children and demonstrations throughout the day. For more information call Tim Splan, 209-204-1733.
What: Peripheral-Neuropathy Support Group
When: Monday, 10:30 a.m.
Where: Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 1600 Carver Road
Info: Monthly meeting for those suffering from the disease as well as their caretakers and supporters. The featured guest speaker will be Samantha Borba from Healthy Aging Association’s Young at Heart Exercise Group. For more information call Ray, 209-634-4373.
What: Charity Basketball Game
When: Monday, 4 p.m.
Where: Salvation Army Red Shield Center, 1649 Las Vegas St.
Info: The Community Action Coalition of Stanislaus County presents the second annual Charity Basketball Game pitting the the Community All Stars against the Red Shield All Stars. Assemblyman Adam Gray and Congressman Jeff Denham will participate at the admission-free event. Proceeds benefit The Salvation Army Red Shield Center Health and Fitness Programs. For more information call Jeremiah Williams, 209-568-3096 or email Lt. Quinton Markham, firstname.lastname@example.org.
What: Table Setting Luncheon and Preview
When: Monday and Tuesday
Where: Seasons Catering at McHenry Event Center, 945 McHenry Ave.
Info: The McHenry Mansion Foundation invites the public to its 31st annual Table Setting Luncheon and Preview. Preview, Oct. 16 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., cost $10. Luncheon, Oct. 17, doors open at 10:30 a.m., $40. Reservations are required. To reserve, call Barbara Wesley, 209-575-9615.
100 YEARS AGO: The Sierra and San Francisco Power Company encouraged the public to cook by wire in an ad. The ad said cook by wire the electric way. There would be no flame, smoke, dirt, soot or ashes. They claimed it was cheaper than gas, wood or coal. The Sierra and San Francisco Power Company was located the corner of H and 10th streets.