What: TREE AND VINE UPDATE MEETINGS
When: First and third Wednesdays, March-June, 7-8 a.m.
Where: Old Mill Cafe, 600 Ninth St.
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Info: University of California Cooperative Extension, Stanislaus County, is hosting 2015 Tree and Vine IPM Update meetings with farm advisers Roger Duncan and Kathy Kelley Anderson. Meetings are free and open to all interested fruit and nut growers. For more information, call (209) 525-6840.
What: DEMOCRATIC WOMEN’S CLUB MEETING
When: Saturday, 11 a.m.
Where: Lion Sports Bar and Grill, 1445 McHenry Ave.
Info: The Democratic Women’s Club of Stanislaus general meeting will feature guest speaker Nancy Fisher, president of the Stanislaus Commission on Women, who in celebration of Women’s History Month will present a historical portrait on women. Belinda Rolicheck will provide information on the Haven Women’s Center event “Haven Walk a Mile in Her Shoes.” Other guests include Virginia Madueño, Assembly District 12 candidate; and Sonia Bustamante, with a Nerium skin care overview. For more information, call Patty Hughes at (209) 303-4042.
What: COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEETING
When: Monday, 7 p.m.
Where: Community Casa, 2201 Morrill Road
Info: Bereaved parents, grandparents and adult siblings are invited to attend this support group for families whose children have died at any age, from any cause. For more information, call (209) 622-6786 or email email@example.com.
What: T-BIRD CLUB MEETING
When: Sunday, 11:30 a.m.
Where: Vito’s Restorante & Pizzeria, 3851 Crowell Road
Info: The Modesto Area Classic Thunderbird Club will meet with President Don Cose presiding. Member Jan Peterson will be holding a “no host” lunch; guests are welcome. The club invites individuals who own or are interested in the preservation of 1955, ’56 or ’57 Thunderbirds to attend. For more information, call Jan Peterson at (209) 634-3493 or visit www.modestoareaclassictbirdclub.org.
What: BOOK NOOK SALES
When: Wednesdays through March
Where: Tuolumne County Library, 480 Greenley Road
Info: Friends of the Tuolumne County Library have planned four half-price sales for Wednesdays through the month of March. Featured books for each Wednesday are: March 4, history and the Civil War; March 11, reference; March 18, crafts and hobbies; March 25, diet and health. For more information, call Ric Mannix at (209) 694-0288.
40 YEARS AGO: Alarmed at the skyrocketing cost for liability insurance, the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors planned to initiate action with neighboring counties to introduce legislation that would lower premiums. Stanislaus’ cost jumped to $390,000 from $200,000 the previous year. This included a 241 percent increase in malpractice insurance for Scenic General Hospital.