Camp Out Homelessness WHEN: 5 p.m. Friday, June 27 to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 28.
WHERE: Northmead Elementary School, 625 L St.
DETAILS: Helping Others Sleep Tonight, also known as H.O.S.T., invites community members to the Third Annual Stamp Out Homelessness weekend. The event aims to raise money for the H.O.S.T. homeless shelter and its efforts to house and rehabilitate the local homeless population. All campsites must have 5 to 10 campers; children under 18 must be supervised by an adult; campsite must be occupied by at least one camper at all times; each campsite group must bring in its own donations; no violence or disruptive behavior, no drugs, no alcohol and no pets allowed on the premises.
Campers can enjoy a barbecue, refreshments, face painting, live music, karaoke and games. Prizes will be awarded to the best decorated campsite and the campsite that raises most funds.
COST: $30 to reserve a campsite .
INFO: Karen Briones, 892-3117.
Saturday, June 28
Westley-El Solyo Fire Department dinner-dance WHEN: 7 p.m.; takeout available from 7 to 9 p.m.; dancing from 9 p.m. to midnight.
WHERE: El Solyo Firehouse, 3926 River Road, in Vernalis.
DETAILS: The Westley-El Solyo Fire Department will host its 32nd annual barbecued tri-tip dinner, followed by dancing to the music of the band Home Town. Tickets can be bought at the door or in advance from any firefighter.
COST: $25 per person.
INFO: Patterson Fire Department, 892-5621.
Sunday, June 29
Comforting Kids Car Show WHEN: Registration for cars in show opens at 9 a.m.
WHERE: Pioneer Park, 1250 Tulare St., Newman.
DETAILS: The sixth annual nonprofit Comforting Kids Car Show will feature a disc jockey, vendors, food, donation drawings and awards. Comforting Kids, consisting of many West Side residents, raises money all year round to deliver gifts at Christmastime to children hospitalized with long-term illnesses.
COST: Admission is free to the public; $35 to show a car or $30 in advance. Ticket includes a dash plaque and event T-shirt.
INFO: Tiffany Del Don, 627-6486; or www.comfortingkids.org.