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Classics On Display

All auto enthusiasts in the area are invited to attend a Car and Motorcycle Show on Saturday, May 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the show being staged by the 50’s Roadhouse in Knights Ferry and American Veterans First. The Roadhouse is at 18341 Kennedy Road, Knights Ferry; bring your car or motorcycle and hang out. Entry fee is a tax deductible donation of $30; first 150 paid entries will receive a special T-shirt. All profit from the proceeds will go to help local veterans heal; pre-registration forms are available at the 50’s Roadhouse or contact Duke Cooper at or call 209-652-7627.


Rescue Mission Dinner

Mark the calendar for Saturday, May 6 and plan to support the Oakdale Rescue Mission ‘Burger Fest’ at Community United Methodist Church, 1480 Poplar St., Oakdale. Dinner will be served from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.; tickets are $20 per person, children under 12 eat for free. There will be raffle drawings, silent auction items available to bid on, and special music by local group Steadfast Heart. The menu includes barbecued burgers, hot dogs, salads, desserts and beverages. Call for tickets, 209-322-3575 or go to


Garden Club Luncheon

Get your tickets now for the Tuesday, May 16 Oakdale Garden Club Annual Scholarship Salad Bar Fundraiser, to be offered at the Gene Bianchi Community Center at 110 S. Second Ave., Oakdale. The 2017 theme is ‘Flights of Fancy’ and along with the luncheon, there will be a plant sale, gift baskets, silent auction and more. Doors open at 11:15 a.m.; the luncheon is set for 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tickets are available from Oakdale Garden Club members or at the door; cost is $10 or reserved tables of eight are available for $100. For more information, contact Bob Taylor at 209-848-8746.


Armed Forces Breakfast

The Escalon American Legion and Legion Riders Post – Chapter 263 will host an Armed Forces Day breakfast on Saturday, May 20 at the Escalon Masonic Hall, 1500 Viking St, Escalon. Hours for breakfast are 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. and the cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children under 10. All active duty Armed Forces personnel will be provided breakfast at no charge. Menu includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, ham, linguica, fruit cup, milk, juice and coffee. All are welcome to attend and support the local American Legion.


Appreciation Night Set

An Officer Appreciation Night is being planned at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church Social Hall, 7820 Fox Road, Hughson on Saturday, May 20 starting at 5:30 p.m. The First Baptist church is sponsoring this event, designed to honor all officers retired or active within the county. Guest speaker is Assemblyman Heath Flora and Master of Ceremonies is Sheriff Adam Christianson. Tickets are $45 each, with proceeds going to the Shriners Hospital in Sacramento. Only 325 tickets available, time is short so get your reservations now; contact Jim Dean at 883-7088 or Kathy Wungluck at 883-1819.


Toastmasters Meet

Join in each week with the local 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, May 10. For more information, call (209) 869-8200.


McHenry Tea

A special Mother’s Day Tea will be presented at the McHenry Mansion in Modesto on Saturday, May 13. The Tea Luncheons have been a tradition for many local families and benefits the Mansion Foundation in maintaining this historical location. McHenry Mansion is at 906 15th St., Modesto and two seatings are planned for the May 13 event. The first will be at 11 a.m.; the second at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 per person; call for reservations at (209) 522-1739 by May 5.


May 20 Concert


An Armed Forces Day Concert is scheduled for Saturday, May 20, 7 p.m. at Ripon Christian High School Performing Arts Center, 435 Maple Ave., Ripon. Voices for the King, a male chorus, will perform inspirational and patriotic music in recognition of national armed service members, local law enforcement and fire department members along with a color guard presentation. This concert is free.