What: TRACK CLINIC
When: Saturday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Modesto Junior College East Campus stadium track, Tully Road
Info: Modesto Junior College is holding a Learn-By-Doing Track and Field Clinic. The clinic is for high school track and field athletes and will include activities for ages 6 to 13. Registration will take place outside Men’s PE 110, next to the MJC pool. Registration is $20 per person, and the first 100 registrants will receive a T-shirt. Lunch and water will be provided. Parents will be required to sign a waiver. For more information, contact MJC Coach Mary Shea at (209) 575-6219 or email@example.com.
What: WINTER HIKE
When: Saturday, 9:30 a.m.
Where: American Legion Hall parking lot, 1001 S. Santa Cruz Ave.
Info: The Sierra Club will hold an easy, four-mile winter hike along the Tuolumne River; dogs and children are welcome. It’s free, with no signups necessary. For more information, call Dorothy at (209) 549-9155.
What: VENTRILOQUIST SHOW
When: Saturday, 11:30 a.m.
Where: Stanislaus County Library, 1500 I St.
Info: The Stanislaus County Library will present Frosty’s Magic Ventriloquist Show, by Tony Borders. The show will feature music, poetry, magic, ventriloquism and lots of laughs. Free tickets are available in the children’s department one hour prior to showtime. For more information, call (209) 558-7814.
What: WHIST CARD PARTY
When: Monday, 1 p.m.
Where: St. Stanislaus Catholic Church Hall, Seventh and K streets
Info: A whist card party will be sponsored by the Society of St. Isabel. Cost to play is $2. The event will feature prizes, refreshments and a raffle. All are welcome to attend. For more information, call Rose at (209) 529-4933.
What: FIRE DISTRICT BOARD MEETING
When: Today, 6 p.m.
Where: Keyes Fire Station, 5627 Seventh St.
Info: The Keyes Fire District will hold a special board meeting on adopting a fire grant resolution. For more information, call Assistant Fire Chief Raj Singh at (209) 634-7690.
What: GARDEN CLUB MEETING
When: Monday, noon
Where: Turlock Senior Center, 1911 Cahill Ave.
Info: The meeting of the Turlock Garden Club will feature a potluck and program speaker. The guest speaker will be Adria from the Greenery who will speak on the topic “Seed Starting Techniques with Focus on Edibles.” Guests are welcome. For more information, call Debbie Brereton at (209) 668-8363.
What: DELTA TULE TREKKERS MEETING
When: Monday, 6 p.m.
Where: CK Grill, 14725 S. Harlan Road
Info: Delta Tule Trekkers is holding a monthly meeting preceded by a dinner and social hour. Spring walks at the San Joaquin River National Wildlife Refuge and in Galt will be the topic of discussion. The group holds noncompetitive walks open to all ages in locations around the Central Valley and is a member of the American Volkssport Association. For more information, call (209) 825-0204 or visit www.deltatuletrekkers.org.
40 YEARS AGO: Modesto joined a lawsuit to review parking regulations imposed by the City Council in the congested downtown area. The 50 cent to $1 surcharge for parking downtown was part of the Environmental Protection Agency’s smog-reduction proposals to encourage people to carpool and step out of the “one-car-one-person” mentality.
– Alexandra Deabler
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