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College Recital

The Modesto Junior College Friends of Music concert series presents a Faculty Recital on Friday, Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall on East Campus, 435 College Ave. in Modesto. The concert features MJC music faculty members performing old and new art music by composers J.S. Bach, Rebecca Clarke, David Dow, Roland Dyens, José Sabre Marroquín and Heitor Villalobos. Tickets are $12 general admission and $10 for students and seniors (62 and better). The community is invited to join the campus for an evening of music, with concert proceeds used to support the programs of the MJC Music Department and provide music student scholarships.


Join Women’s Club Luncheon

Make plans to join the fun on Tuesday, March 7 as the Oakdale Women’s Club will gather for a buffet lunch meeting at noon, at the Oakdale Golf and Country Club on North Stearns Road. Wear green. RSVP by Thursday, March 2 to Linda Rossi at 606-7727 or


Motor Madness

Soroptimist International of Oakdale will host its annual Motor Madness event on Saturday, March 25 beginning at 6:30 p.m. The event will be hosted at Gene Bianchi Community Center, 110 S. Second Ave., Oakdale. Beer, wine, soft drinks and appetizers will be served for those in attendance. A total of 400 tickets will be offered for $100 each, which includes an opportunity to win a Harley Davidson Motorcycle or a cash prize of $10,000. Motor Madness is the signature fundraising event for the 501c3 service club. For additional information or to purchase tickets, call Debbie Carreira at 847-2980 or Suzette Titus at 602-6562.


Peddlers Faire Seeks Vendors

Knights Ferry History Museum and Associates have joined with the Army Corps of Engineers to host the 27th Annual Gold Country Peddlers Faire on Sunday, April 23. The event will be hosted at the Stanislaus River Park, on Covered Bridge Road, Knights Ferry, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. A large selection of antiques, handmade crafts and art, as well as food booths will be on hand. Persons interested in vendor space may obtain information by contacting Vendor Coordinator Gayle Higgins at or 209-480-3602.


Speechtrain Session

Riverbank welcomes the REO Speechtrain Toastmasters Club for regular meetings every Wednesday morning, 6:30 a.m. to 7:45 a.m., at Perko’s Cafe, Patterson and Oakdale roads, Riverbank. This is a fun way to learn the self-confidence and skills needed for public speaking. All are invited to come and check out the group. The next meeting will be Wednesday, March 1. For more information, call (209) 869-8200.


Film Fundraiser Slated

Get your tickets early for the upcoming Film ‘Fun’ Raiser for DKG Epsilon Nu Chapter. The event is scheduled for April 27 at the State Theatre, 1307 J St., downtown Modesto. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. on film day for wine, appetizers and raffle drawings. The movie ‘Some Like It Hot’ will be shown starting at 7 p.m.


The donation of $25 benefits MJC scholarships, Great Valley Museum, Library Book purchases and the Stanislaus County Office of Education. Tickets will be available at the door. You can also make reservations online at or by contacting Gloria at (209) 545-0883.