What: SPAY-NEUTER CAT CLINIC
Where: 201 Maze Blvd.
Info: The nonprofit Cat Network of Stanislaus sponsors spay-neuter clinics for cats Wednesdays and some Saturdays. Cost: $30 for feral cats in traps, includes vaccinations and eartip; $30 tame male cats, in carriers; $40 tame female cats, in carriers. Vaccinations are an extra $5 each. For appointments, call (209) 735-0604 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What: RETIRED EDUCATORS LUNCHEON
When: Thursday, 10:30 a.m.
Where: Modesto Elks Lodge, 3645 Charity Way
Info: The California Retired Teachers Association, Stanislaus County chapter, Retired Educators Luncheon offers information for all retired (and pre-retirement) educators. A “Meet and Greet Friends” session will be at 10:30 a.m., with a question-and-answer session at 11, recognition of outstanding volunteers and show-and-tell at 11:30, and hot buffet luncheon at noon. Cost is $11. For more information or to make a reservation, call (209) 524-6300 or visit http://div38.calrta.org/contact-us.
What: SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISING DINNER
When: Thursday, 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Where: Modesto Junior College West Campus, Mary Stuart Rogers Center, 2201 Blue Gum Ave.
Info: The Modesto Junior College Nursing Alumni Association is celebrating nursing with a dinner event. It will recognize and honor outstanding nurses in the community and will include dinner, awards program and basket drawing. Cost is $20 adults, $15 students and seniors, $10 children under 12. Proceeds will go toward scholarships and emergency loans to financially struggling nursing students at MJC. For more information or to purchase tickets, call MJC Allied Health Division at (209) 575-6362, or Laura De Freitas at (209) 575-6924.
What: COMMUNITY INFORMATION MEETING
When: Thursday, 6:30 p.m.
Where: The Carpenter’s House church, 1105 S. Carpenter Road
Info: A free informational meeting on the Stanislaus County Sustainable Communities Strategy and Modesto general plan will feature staffers from the Stanislaus Council of Governments and the city, who will present illustrations and answer questions on planning principles and efforts. Seating is limited, reservations required. For more information or reservations, call (559) 485-1416 or email email@example.com.
What: “DIA DEL MAESTRO” (DAY OF THE TEACHER) BANQUET
When: Friday, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Modesto Centre Plaza, 1000 L St.
Info: The Association of Mexican American Educators of North Central Valley is holding its second “Dia del Maestro” (Day of the Teacher) Educator of the Year and Student Scholarship Awards Banquet. Ticket cost is $50 per person. For more information or to order tickets, contact Johnny Baltierra at (559) 978-5798 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
What: FAMILY ALBUM NIGHT
When: Friday, 7 p.m.
Where: Carnegie Arts Center, 250 N. Broadway
Info: The Carnegie Arts Center continues its monthly Family Friday series with an evening celebrating families. This month’s theme is “The Family Album” and will feature crafting projects to inspire young family members to hold onto the past with a family tree, album cover and ideas for continuing the tradition of family photo keepsakes. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (209) 632-5761.
What: WATER OUTLOOK PRESENTATION
When: Thursday, 7 p.m.
Where: Tuolumne County Library Community Room, 480 Greenley Road
Info: The meeting of the Tuolumne County Historical Society will feature Tom Scesa, general manager of the Tuolumne County Water District, who will present an update on the current water outlook. Refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (209) 532-1317.
25 YEARS AGO: Modesto shut down two of its 50 wells after traces of ethylene dibromide were found. One was near Roseburg Avenue and Tully Road. The other in south Modesto had been shut down earlier because of high radioactivity. Both wells had not been used for at least six months.