SONS IN RETIREMENT
When: Thursday, 10:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: The Seasons, 945 McHenry Ave.
Info: Sons In Retirement Branch 144, a 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 participation in scheduled activities such as golf, bowling, fishing and travel. For more information on membership, call (209) 552-0960
DEDICATION AND COMMUNITY TOUR
When: Friday, 1 p.m.
Where: 2215-A Blue Gum Ave.
Info: The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors is inviting the public to attend the Stanislaus County Juvenile Commitment Facility dedication ceremony and tour the facility to learn more about the programs it will offer. For more information, call Tim Fedorchak at (209) 652-1649.
FOSTER OR ADOPTIVE PARENT INFORMATIONAL MEETING
When: Tuesday, 6:30 to 9 p.m.
Where: Sierra Vista Child and Family Services, 101 Park Ave.
Info: Many children are in need of a family that will lovingly care for them. Sierra Vista Child and Family Services is offering a free orientation class for anyone interested in learning more about becoming a foster or adoptive parent. For more information, call Vance Kelley at (209) 491-0872.
BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN SAFETY COURSE
When: June 13
Where: Center for Human Services, 1700 McHenry Village Way
Info: A bicycle and pedestrian safety class will address helmet and pedestrian safety for juveniles. It is a one-time, two-hour class and topics will include the dangers of not wearing a helmet, the importance of pedestrian safety and the development of a personal prevention plan to ride and walk safely. Classes are open to anyone 11 to 17 years old residing in Stanislaus County. For more information or to register, call Liz Elizondo at (209) 526-1476.
CAMPFIRE SONGS AND STORIES
When: Friday, 7 to 8 p.m.
Where: Carnegie Arts Center, 250 N. Broadway
Info: The Carnegie Arts Center Family Friday series presents "Campfire Songs and Stories." With the help of trained counselors from Camp Jack Hazard, attendees will take part in some traditional camp activities, including singalongs, tales, a creative "bonfire" and s'mores. Free. For more information, call (209) 632-5761.
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