When: March 25, 9 to 11:30 a.m.
Where: McHenry Museum, 1402 I St.
Info: McHenry Museum will offer docent training to educate potential volunteers about the development of the Central Valley and its historical role in America from 1840 to the early 1960s. For more, call Ellen LaCoste at (209) 577-5235.
PROSPECTIVE CANDIDATE WORKSHOP
When: March 13, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Modesto Chamber of Commerce, 1114 J St.
Info: A free workshop will be held for anyone thinking about running for elective office in November or beyond. The workshop will include a welcome by Cecil Russell, Chamber of Commerce president and chief executive officer; a panel discussion on the rewards and challenges of running for and serving in elected office; and a presentation by political consultant Chip Langman about how to launch a campaign. Admission is free. To reserve a place, contact the chamber office at (209) 577-5757 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
FABRIC ARTS MEETING
When: Thursday, 7 p.m.
Where: Riverbank Community Teen Center,3600 Santa Fe Ave.
Info: River Valley Stitchers, who teach and preserve many forms of needle and fabric arts, welcome visitors beginners or experienced. Simple starter kits are free to new members. Light refreshments are served. RVS is a chapter of the Embroiderers' Guild of America. For more, contact Sue Sterling at (209) 578-3577 or email@example.com.
HIGH SCHOOL ELECTION CONVENTION
When: Friday, 8:30 a.m., continuing through the school day
Where: Turlock High School, 1574 E. Canal Drive
Info: Turlock High will hold its annual election convention in the girls gymnasium. This event mirrors an actual national convention. Students will elect Associated Student Body officers for the 2013-14 school year. Tom Changnon, Stanislaus County superintendent of schools, will be the keynote speaker. Visitors are welcome but must check in at the main office for a visitor pass.
UKULELE STRUM AND SINGALONG
When: Saturday, 10:30 a.m.
Where: Carnegie Arts Center, 250 N. Broadway
Info: All ages and skill levels are welcome, as are those who play other acoustic instruments. Meetings are the second Saturday of each month. For more, go to www.turlockukejamz.org.
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