What: SCHOOL VISITORS DAY AND OPEN HOUSE
When: Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Big Valley Christian School, 4040 Tully Road
Info: Visitors Day and Open House. Classes in preschool through high school will be open for parents to observe teachers and students. Campus will be open for tours. At 7 p.m., the school hosts a kindergarten information night and a seminar for junior high and high school students called CollegeQuest: Tips for Getting In. For more information, call (209) 527-3481 or go to www.bvcs.org.
What: IRISH CULTURAL SOCIETY MEETING
When: Friday, 7 p.m.
Where: Dennys Restaurant, 1525 McHenry Ave.
Info: Monthly meeting of the Irish Cultural Society. For more information, call Helen at (209) 529-9164.
What: TWEEN GAME DAY
When: Wednesday, 3:30 p.m.
Where: Turlock library, 550 Minaret Ave.
Info: Game Day for tweens is designed to develop teamwork skills and teach tactics while playing games. There will be small prizes and a book display with books available for checkout. For more information, call the Turlock branch of the Stanislaus County Library at (209) 664-8100.
What: REPUBLICAN WOMEN FEDERATED MEETING
When: Wednesday, 6 p.m.
Where: Perkos Restaurant, 2120 Patterson Road
Info: Monthly dinner meeting of the Stanislaus East Republican Women Federated. Speaker Larry Byrd, Modesto Irrigation Division I director, will discuss critical water issues. Meeting is open to the public. Dinner cost is $15. For more information or to make a dinner reservation, call (209) 765-9748.
What: FAMILY DINNER & MOVIE NIGHT
When: Tuesday, 6 p.m.
Where: Salida library, 4835 Sisk Road
Info: Children are invited to come dressed in their pajamas with their picnic blanket and family dinner. Movie presentation will be The Shaggy Dog (2006). Beverages and popcorn will be provided by the Friends of the Salida Library. For more information, call the Salida branch of the Stanislaus County Library at (209) 543-7353.
What: AUDUBON SOCIETY MEETING
When: Wednesday, 7 p.m.
Where: Tuloumne County Library, Community Room, 480 Greenley Road
Info: Central Sierra Audubon Society meeting features wildlife biologist John Sterling giving a presentation on the bird-friendly coffee movement in Latin America, the Philippines and Sumatra. Event is open to the public. For more information, call (209) 532-1106.
100 YEARS AGO: The firm of Prothero and Shipman discovers signs of oil production 121 feet under Knights Ferry soil. The firm, which was boring a well on a ranch in Knights Ferry, said it had no doubt that the sand was oil-bearing. In the past, there had been excitement over oil traces but nothing had been done to establish it commercially.
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