When: Thursday, 7 p.m.
Where: Modesto Junior College, Forum 110, east campus, 435 College Ave.
Info: The Modesto Junior College Civic Engagement Project Film & Lecture Series will show "Hell and Back Again." Open to the public; a discussion will follow. Campus parking passes are $1; get them at dispensers in the parking lots.
29TH ANNUAL HISPANIC EDUCATION CONFERENCE
When: Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Modesto Junior College's auditorium of the Performing and Media Arts Center, east campus, 435 College Ave.
Info: This year's theme is "Inspired by Knowledge." The keynote will be a presentation of "Tomás and the Library Lady," featuring playwright José Cruz González. Registration is free. Check-in begins at 8 a.m. and the morning program will begin at 8:30. Workshops on law enforcement, nursing, business, computer science and graphics, engineering, social work and other topics. Refreshments and lunch provided. Register at www.mjc.edu/hec or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more, call Claudia Ramirez at (209) 575-6698.
VA MOBILE CLINIC
When: Thursday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: VFW Post 5059 Hall, 1405 E. Linwood Ave.
Info: The VA Mobile Medical Outreach Clinic team will provide exams, consultations and referrals. No appointment needed. Veteran service officers and enrollment specialists will be on site to assist with benefits and claims. For more, call Valerie (209) 588-2604 or Gaylene (209) 604-0921.
CIVIL WAR PROGRAM
When: Thursday, 7 p.m.
Where: Covenant Village, Berg Hall, 2125 N. Olive Ave.
Info: Turlock Historical Society presents Kenneth Beard speaking about "Turlock's Veterans of the Civil War." Free. Light refreshments. For more, call (209) 668-7386.
STANISLAUS EAST REPUBLICAN WOMEN
When: Wednesday 6 p.m. dinner; 6:30 for program.
Where: Perko's, 2120 Patterson Road
Info: Stanislaus County Clerk-Recorder and Registrar of Voters Lee Lundrigan will speak on "The Complex Requirements of California Elections." Dinner $15. Membership is $30 and is open to registered Republican women; associate membership is $25 and is open to registered Republicans. For more, call (209) 765-9748 before noon Wednesday.
BUSINESS ANNIVERSARY-BIRTHDAY EXPO
When: Thursday, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Where: Antigua Event Center, 3200 Santa Fe St.
Info: The Main Street Chamber, with the Riverbank Chamber of Commerce, will hold a free expo celebrating Stanislaus County businesses started in March of any year and the March birthdays of business owners or employees. Event will feature food and beverages, a raffle to benefit Riverbank Cares, activities, vendors and a birthday cake. For more, call Jerry at (209) 968-6237.
CHARTER SCHOOL ORIENTATION
When: Wednesday, 10 a.m.
Where: Hickman High School, auditorium, 13306 Fourth St.
Info: Hickman Charter School open house and orientation. Enrolling K-8 home-schooling students for the 2013-14 school year. For more information, call (209) 874-9070 or visit www.hickman.k12.ca.us.
When: Wednesday, 7 p.m.
Where: Tuolumne County Library, Community Room, 480 Greenley Road
Info: John Muir Laws will give a presentation on sketching birds at a meeting of the Central Sierra Audubon Society. The meeting is open to the community.
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