DONOR DAY CELEBRATION
When: Today, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Memorial Medical Center, Orchard Room
Info: Activities will include presentations by the Donor Council co-founders, remarks by members of donor families and organ recipients, and a blessing by the hospital chaplain. The event will conclude with an outdoor flag-raising ceremony.
SAFE DRIVER COURSE
When: Thursday, 9:30 a.m.
Where: Modesto Senior Center, 211 Bodem St.
Info: The AARP will hold a four-hour driver safety refresher class for those wanting to renew mature driver insurance discounts. Pre-registration is encouraged; class is limited to 30 people. For more, call (209) 341-2974.
SONS IN RETIREMENT
When: Thursday, 10:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: The Seasons, 945 McHenry Ave.
Info: The nonprofit club for retired men meets monthly to give members and guests an opportunity to renew friendships, discuss issues of local and national interest, and plan golf, bowling, fishing and travel outings. For more, call (209) 552-0960.
DOCUMENTARY FILM PRESENTATION
When: Thursday, 7 p.m.
Where: Modesto Junior College, Forum 110,435 College Ave.
Info: MJC's Civic Engagement Project presents "Climate of Doubt," a film that investigates recent shifts in the climate change debate. Afterward, there will be a discussion with Mark McCaffrey from the National Center for Science Education. For more, call Jason at (209) 575-6180.
TEA PARTY BIRTHDAY
When: Wednesday, 6-8:30 p.m.
Where: VFW Hall, Post 5059, 1405 E. Linwood
Info: The Turlock Tea Party and North Valley Patriots will hold a celebration for their fifth birthday. Event will feature guest speaker Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, prize drawings, cake and ice cream.
RIVER VALLEY STITCHERS
When: Thursday, 7 p.m.
Where: Riverbank Community Teen Center,3600 Santa Fe Ave.
Info: River Valley Stitchers is devoted to teaching and preserving the art of needlework in many forms, from cross stitch to Portuguese whitework. The group welcomes visitors of all skill levels. Free kits for new members. Light refreshments. RVS is a chapter of the Embroiders' Guild of America. For more, call Sue at (209) 578-3577 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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