ALZHEIMER'S AID SUPPORT
When: Thursday, 1:30 p.m.
Where: Sutter Health Memorial Education Building, McHenry Village, 1700 McHenry Ave.
Info: The Alzheimer's Aid Society of Northern California holds a free caregivers support group on Thursdays. The meetings coincide with a patients support group that meets at the same time in a separate room.
GREAT VALLEY OPEN HOUSE
When: Thursday, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Where: 1120 13th St., Suite C
Info: The Great Valley Center recently moved and is holding an open house. Drop in to see the new offices, enjoy refreshments and get acquainted with the center's new president and chief executive officer.
When: Friday, 6 to 8 p.m.
Where: McHenry Museum, 1401 I St.
Info: The presentation "Newspapers of the Second World War," by Brandon Guzman and Sophat Kim of California State University, Stanislaus, features original newspapers from the WWII era; comparison between national and local events will be discussed. Refreshments will be provided by the museum. For more information, call (209) 577-5366.
When: Friday, 5 to 9 p.m.
Where: Modesto Junior College West Campus, Ace Pavilion, 2201 Blue Gum Ave.
Info: The Modesto Junior College equine class is holding an Equine Extravaganza, which it plans to be an annual event. It will include student riding demonstrations, children's activities, pony rides, food and more.
RACE RELATIONS LECTURE
When: Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Where: California State University, Stanislaus, Demergasso Bava Hall, Room 167, 1 University Circle
Info: The public is invited to attend "The Promised Land? Race and Southern History Since the Civil Rights Movement," a lecture by Steve Estes of Sonoma State University that will address the evolution of race relations and racial politics particularly in the South since the 1963 March on Washington. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the CSU, Stanislaus, department of history at (209) 667-3238.
GARDEN CLUB PLANTING
When: Friday, 2 p.m.
Where: Burchell Hill Park, Maag Avenue and Tree Crest Circle
Info: The Oakdale Garden Club will plant a blue oak tree overlooking the Stanislaus River in memory of Oakdale police officer Paul Katuszonek. Police Chief Lester Jenkins will offer remarks and discuss the importance of the blue oak to the area. The public is invited. For more information, call (209) 848-8746.
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