LATINO EMERGENCY COUNCIL
When: Friday, 8:15 a.m.
Where: El Concilio, 1314 H St.
Info: The Latino Emergency Council monthly meeting features Dr. John Walker, Stanislaus County public health director, speaking about the flu. Free and open to the public. For more, call Dale at (209) 613-1058.
SIERRA CLUB AND YOKUTS GROUP MEETING
When: Friday, 6:45 p.m.
Where: College Avenue Congregational Church, Fellowship Hall, 1341 College Ave.
Info: The Sierra Club-Yokuts Group and Stanislaus Audubon Society meeting features an annual slide show of the groups. Free; nonmembers welcome. For more, call Dorothy at (209) 549-9155.
MINERAL AND FOSSIL SHOW
When: Saturday, noon
Where: Modesto library, 1500 I St.
Info: Join the Modesto library children's department for a mineral and fossil show in which children will have the opportunity to learn about rocks, minerals and fossils and have their geology questions answered after the show. This program is designed for school-age children, but all ages are welcome. Free tickets available one hour before the show. Call (209) 558-7810.
When: Saturday, 2 p.m.
Where: Oakdale library, 151 S. First Ave.
Info: The family afternoon movie features the animated film "Paranorman." The audience is sure to be entertained by the story of Norman, a boy who is able to speak to the dead, and his adventures. For more information, call the Oakdale library at (209) 847-4204.
When: Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon
Where: Central Hill Road, right side of Highway 12 going west from San Andreas
Info: The Central Sierra Audubon Society will hold a bird outing. Patty Raggio will lead a bird walk along the old Southern Pacific Railway and Calaveras River toward Lake Hogan. This is a three-mile round-trip walk through foothill oak woodland. For more, call Patty at (209) 754-0164.
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