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ANTIQUE CLUB HOLDS ANNUAL SALE: The Modesto Antique Club is holding its 35th annual antiques and collectibles sale today. Looking for furniture or figurines? This is the place for you. Sellers from the valley and beyond will offer antiques. Doors open at 7 a.m., and the sale continues through 2 p.m. at Stanislaus School, 1931 Kiernan Ave. Above, club members Kathy Menghetti, left, Dee Wilmoth and Diane Keller prepare some of the items for sale.

FALL FESTIVAL AT ST. JOE'S: People can enjoy the fun and festivities at the St. Joseph's Fall Festival today. The festival includes carnival rides, games, food and beverages. A chicken cacciatore dinner will be served at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15. A 5K and one-mile fun run and walk also will be held. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with a 9:30 a.m. start time. The cost is $15 per person or $30 for a family, which includes T-shirts for participants and goodie bags for children. The festival is from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 1813 Oakdale Road. For information, call 551-4973.

POWER OF THE PURSE: The United Way of Stanislaus County presents the 10th annual "Power of the Purse" luncheon Wednesday under the tent at McHenry Village. The event begins at 11:45 a.m. and will include a catered lunch by Mallard's, a raffle for designer purses and a keynote address by Estakio Hassan Beltran, special assistant and child welfare adviser to Rep. Dennis Cardoza, D-Merced. Beltran is a former foster care youth who has served in various capacities in Washington advising members of Congress on educational benefits for foster care youth. He has won numerous awards for his volunteerism, has consulted on Capital Hill on foster care youth, and recently appeared on "The View." Tickets are $40. For more information or to buy tickets for the event, call Miriam Benjamin at the United Way at 523-4562.

FUN WITH SCIENCE NIGHT: On Wednesday, the Forensic Biotech students and science teachers of Enochs High School will have another Fun With Science Night. Beginning at 6 p.m. in Room L-227 and running until 7:30 p.m., participants will be treated to fun and interesting demonstrations, hands-on activities and experiments that can be taken home. Designed for kids in kindergarten through eighth grade, Enochs invites all area residents to come. For more information, contact Enochs High School at 550-3400, ext. 5081.


4-H CLUB TO MEET: The Ceres 4-H club, a nonprofit organization, will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. It is encouraging new and prospective members to attend and see what it has to offer. The club has groups for scrapbooking, swine, rabbits, knitting and more. These projects are for students 9 and older. It also offers primary 4-H for ages 5 to 8. The meeting will be at the Ag Center, 3800 Cornucopia Way. Ceres 4-H offers a variety of activities throughout the year, such as a Halloween party, omelet breakfast and summer camp. For more information, call 538-3022.

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