AFRICAN AMERICAN EVENT AIMS AT SCHOOL SUCCESS
The Modesto Junior College African American Education Conference will be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 1 in the Mary Stuart Rogers Student Learning Center on the west campus, 2201 Blue Gum Ave. The free conference aims to help junior high through college-age students develop a plan of action that will ensure student success. Parents are encouraged to attend. Conference workshops will include how to prepare for college, financial aid, career options, and social and interpersonal skill building. Entertainment highlights will include drumming by Sista Khemya and a step show. The keynote speaker will be Kevin Parker, recruiter and NFL pro liaison for the University of California, Berkeley, football team. Preregistration is required for complimentary breakfast and lunch. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org with “AAE Conference” in the subject line by Feb. 24. For more, call call Monika Schortner at (209) 575-7990 or John Griffin III at (209) 575-6479.
NO DELIVERY TODAY, BUT POST OFFICES ACCEPT MAIL
While there will be no delivery or retail service by the U.S. Postal Service today because of the Presidents Day holiday, customers can still drop off their mail at 78 post offices throughout the Sacramento area postal district from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The district stretches from the Oregon border, east of Interstate 5, south through Sacramento and past Fresno. Major cities within the district are Redding, Marysville, Chico, Sacramento, Stockton, Modesto and Fresno.
ASSYRIAN AMERICANS HONOR NATION IN SONG
In recognition of Presidents Day, the Assyrian American Association will kick off its weekly bingo night today with the singing of “God Bless America” and a speaker. The event begins at 8 p.m. at the association’s bingo hall, 810 N. Ninth St., Modesto. All are welcome.
FRESNO SESSIONS OFFER INFORMATION ON DROUGHT
The California Department of Food and Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Agriculture will hold informational sessions on drought resources for farmers, ranchers and farmworkers in Fresno on Thursday. The sessions will provide information about programs for water conservation, crop insurance and other topics. The session will be from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Fresno County Farm Bureau, 1274 W. Hedges Ave. Representatives from these USDA agencies will be at the sessions: Farm Service Agency, Risk Management Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service and Rural Development. The California Employment Development Department and other community resources will also be represented.
BEE FRESHENS UP APPS FOR PHONES AND TABLETS
Have you seen The Modesto Bee’s updated apps for iPhone, iPad and Android? The apps have a fresh look that makes it easier than ever to find The Bee’s award-winning news coverage anywhere, anytime. Access to the apps is included in your print or digital-only subscriptions. Go to www.modbee.com/mobile and www.modbee.com/tablet to take a look.