What: McHENRY MANSION GIFT STORE OPEN HOUSE
When: Wednesday, noon to 4 p.m.
Where: McHenry Mansion gift shop, 924 15th St.
Info: Visitors may sample teas while browsing the shop. For more information, call (209) 549-0428.
What: CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION
When: Today, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Stanislaus County Ag Center, 3800 Cornucopia Way
Info: The University of California Cooperative Extension is celebrating 100 years. The event will include arts and crafts, food and beverages, farm advisers, a youth fun zone, petting zoo, classic car show, and music and entertainment. For more information, call (209) 525-6800.
What: SCIENCE 1 BUILDING GRAND REOPENING
When: Wednesday, 2:30 p.m.
Where: California State University, Stanislaus, 1 University Circle
Info: The grand reopening event for the Science 1 Building includes a program and guided tours. The building reopened for classes this semester, following a two-year seismic retrofitting and extensive renovation project. One of the oldest buildings on campus, Science 1 had its interior completely remodeled during construction, adding eight classrooms and an open computer lab to the original floor plan. The building now houses Stanislaus State’s departments of mathematics, philosophy and modern languages, as well as the School of Nursing, which now boasts a cutting-edge simulation lab to give hands-on training to the region’s next generation of nurses. Those interested in attending the event are encouraged to RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or (209) 667-3131. Parking is available in Lot 11.
What: FREE PAINTING CLASS FOR SENIORS
When: Friday, 2 to 4 p.m.
Where: Galerie Copper, 145 Stone St.
Info: The 79ers club has changed its name to the 39ers Club and includes everyone born in 1939 or before. Paint a beautiful sunflower with Carol Earle of Oakdale. The class is completely free for anyone born in 1939 or before, and supplies are included. Funding for the class was obtained through silent auctions of local artists’ donated works. The class is limited to eight students; sign up with Larry at (209) 785-2050 or email@example.com by Wednesday. Younger seniors may take the class for $15.
What: AMERICAN LEGION POST MEETING
When: Wednesday, 6 p.m.
Where: 220 N. Salado Ave.
Info: The Elijah B. Hayes American Legion Post 168 meeting includes officer elections, delegate elections, school award selections and budget discussion. For more information, call (209) 690-7222.
What: PATRIOTIC CRAFT SESSION
When: May 17, 1:30 p.m.
Where: Newman library, 1305 Kern St.
Info: Children and their families can enjoy making a craft in honor of Flag Day. For more information, call (209) 862-2010.
What: COUPONING CLASS
When: Today, 4 p.m.
Where: Salida library, 4835 Sisk Road
Info: The Modesto Money Mavens will present the program in the storytelling room at the library. For more information, call (209) 543-7353.
What: REO SPEECH TRAIN MEETING
When: Wednesday, 6:30 a.m.
Where: Perko’s Cafe, 2120 Patterson Road
Info: Join Toastmasters and learn key public speaking and leadership skills. The group meets each Wednesday.
100 YEARS AGO: On this date, it was Mother’s Day and at the Presbyterian church, white carnations were presented to everyone in attendance. The congregation was also treated to a feature soloist, Mrs. Eugene J. Wentzy of San Francisco, a “fine contralto.” Mrs. Wentzy was married in the church the previous day and was kind enough to stay and sing.