When: Today, 6 to 7 p.m.
Where: Modesto Library auditorium, 1500 I St.
Info: Community Hospice is offering a series of free educational presentations for family members who are caring for an aging loved one. This month's topic is "What's Happening to Mom? Identifying Early Signs of Alzheimer's and Dementia." Refreshments provided; seating is limited. For more information or to register, call (209) 578-6300 or email email@example.com.
CÉSAR CHÁVEZ CELEBRATION
When: Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m
Where: Modesto Junior College, East Campus Quad, 435 College Ave.
Info: The M.E.Ch.A Club of Modesto Junior College will be holding a César Chávez Celebration honoring the legacy of the late labor activist and founder of the United Farm Workers union. There will be speakers and entertainment. Vendors will sell authentic arts, crafts, jewelry and other items. Carne asada and chicken with rice, beans and salsa will be sold for $4. Admission is free, but a parking pass in the student parking lot is $1.
LUNCH AND LEARN PROGRAM
When: Thursday, noon
Where: Appetéz restaurant, 825 W. Roseburg Ave.
Info: The League of Women Voters presents a "Lunch and Learn Program" featuring guest speaker Lynn Padlo, education coordinator for the National Alliance on Mental Illness. The public is welcome. Cost is $11; reservations are not required. For more, call the league office at (209) 524-1698.
When: Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Modesto Junior College, East Campus, Forum 110, 435 College Ave.
Info: The Modesto Area Partners in Science will offer a presentation by NASA scientist Carol Stoker speaking on "The Search for Life on Mars: What Have We Learned and What Should We Do Next?" Free and open to the public. For more, call (209) 575-6173.
KIDNEY SMART CLASS
When: Thursday, 2 to 4 p.m.
Where: Davita Ceres, 1768 Mitchell Road, Suite 308
Info: Are you diabetic, have high blood pressure or been diagnosed with chronic kidney disease? Do you have questions about your kidney health? Free community classes are available. Get information on diet, modality choices and coping with kidney disease. For more or to register, call (209) 202-9319.
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