What: FERAL CAT SPAY OR NEUTER CLINIC
When: Wednesdays and some Saturdays through January
Where: Animal Shelter Clinic, 3647 Cornucopia Way
Info: The Cat Network of Stanislaus, a division of the Humane Society of Stanislaus, is hosting spay/neuter clinics. Cat spay cost is $20-$30 including vaccinations. Cats must be 4 months or older and will be eartipped. For appointments or more information, call (209) 735-0604 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What: SUICIDE PREVENTION PROGRAM
When: Saturday, 9 a.m.
Where: Harvest Hall, 3800 Cornucopia Way
Info: International Survivors of Suicide Day program and conference offering healing and support for those who are bereaved after a suicide loss. For more information, call (209) 918-4599 or visit www.afsp.org.
What: COATS FOR KIDS DRIVE
When: Through December 5
Info: Westside Ministries is having its 29th annual Coats for Kids collection drive. Coats are distributed through Westside Ministries by teacher referral. Every child also receives a haircut, a Christmas gift, and a warm home-cooked dinner. Coats will be distributed Dec. 9-11 from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Take used coats and jackets to Carr’s Cleaners on Main Street or Geer Road in Turlock; donate new coats and jackets at Westside Ministries on 950 Columbia St. in Turlock. Monetary donations for the purchase of coats can be mailed to WSM P.O Box 354 Turlock CA, 95381. For more information, call Lydio Banaña at (209) 667-8593.
What: TEA PARTY MEETING
When: Wednesday, 5 to 9 p.m.
Where: VFW Hall, 1405 E. Linwood Ave.
Info: The Turlock Tea Party will be having a meeting featuring guest speakers Mark and Patty Meckler. Event will also feature a potluck; bring a dish to share. Drawing for prizes.
What: TIDINGS OF COMFORT EVENT
When: Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.
Where: First Presbyterian Church, 2619 N. Berkeley Ave.
Info: Members of the community and congregation are invited to attend an event honoring individuals who have lost loved ones in recent years. Event will feature Thanksgiving Feast of Turkey with all the trimmings at 5:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Following the dinner, guests will enjoy a special service of live music and gospel message. To reserve a seat or for more information, call (209) 632-2324 by 5 p.m. today.
What: COMMUNITY WORKSHOP
When: Thursday, 6 p.m.
Where: Turlock Council Chambers, 156 S. Broadway
Info: Residents and interested parties are invited to join in an interactive community workshop on the future design and development of Turlock’s downtown. Presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer period. For more information, call Debbie Whitmore (209) 668-5542, ext. 2218.
What: GARDEN CLUB MONTH MEETING
When: Thursday, 11:30 a.m.
Where: Ceres Community Center, 2701 Fourth St.
Info: Ceres Garden Club will hold its monthly meeting featuring a social time and refreshments, followed by a presentation by guest speaker Patti Williams on the topic “Festive Holiday Decorations.” Guest are welcome. Following the meeting the group will take a field trip to tour the Duarte Nursery and see the Poinsettias.
What: REPUBLICAN WOMEN’S MEETING
When: Wednesday, 6 p.m.
Where: Perko’s Restaurant, 2120 Patterson Road
Info: The Stanislaus East Republican Women Federated is holding its monthly dinner meeting. Meeting will feature social and dinner and program with guest speaker Patrick McTighe, who will talk about the Affordable Care Act. A question-and-answer period will follow his presentation. Also speaking will be Elsie Martin from the Guardian House in Oakdale. Dinner is $15. For reservations or more information, call (209) 204-7888.
What: TURKEY DRIVE
When: Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Galaxy Theatre, 2525 Patterson Road or Les Schwab Tire Center, 2560 Patterson Road
Info: The Riverbank Cares Committee is sponsoring its annual Drive By Turkey Drive. Volunteers dressed up as turkeys will be on hand to collect turkeys and other nonperishable food donations to help needy families. For more information call the city of Riverbank, (209) 863-7153 or Riverbank Christian Food Sharing (209) 869-3710.
What: AUBUDON SOCIETY MEETING
When: Wednesday, 7 p.m.
Where: Tuolumne County Library Community Room, 480 Greenley Road
Info: Central Sierra Audubon Society meeting. Topic of meeting is the diversity, plumage and behavior of birds of Colombia. The guest speaker will be native Colombian Christopher Calonje. Meeting is open to the public. Refreshments served. For more information call (209) 532-1106.
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