What: Traveleers Travel Club Meeting
When: Friday, 11 a.m.
Where: Denny’s restaurant, 1525 McHenry Ave.
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Info: The Traveleers Travel Club will have a special presentation to learn about a new trip to Spain and Portugal in March of 2018. Other 2017 and 2018 departure information is available at the meetings. The club has extended trips including land tours and cruises. The club has day-trip adventures each month throughout Northern California. For more information, contact Ann Burkett at 209-529-5896.
What: Yokuts Group/Sierra Club/Yokuts Group
When: Friday, 6:45 p.m.
Where: College Avenue Congregational Church, 1341 College Ave.
Info: The Sierra Club Yokuts Group will have its monthly meeting, with speaker Milt Trieweller, a Yokuts member. He will present a program on “Creating a Sustainable Planet.” It will include video clips with handouts to help the understanding of the pressures of growth on our planet. The program starts at 6:45 p.m. with refreshments and socializing, followed by the 7 p.m. meeting in the fellowship hall of the church. The meeting is free, and nonmembers are welcome. For more information, contact Elaine at 209-300-4253.
What: American Red Cross Heroes
When: Through May 30
Where: Online: www.redcross.org/local/california/gold-country
Info: The American Red Cross Gold Country Region seeks heroes of Stanislaus County to be honored at a special 100 Years of Heroes recognition event. The event will take place July 12 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Modesto. If you know of someone who has demonstrated an act of heroism in the past year, now is the chance to place that person in the spotlight. The Red Cross will honor everyday heroes as it celebrates 100 years in Stanislaus County. For more information about the event, contact Kris Kirkpatrick at 916-993-7081 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What: Hors D’oeuvres Festival
When: Friday, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Dan Ramos Center, 20079 Falke St.
Info: Soroptimist International of Merced invites the public to its 43rd annual Hors D’oeuvres Festival. All proceeds are locally contributed for school scholarships, the Valley Crisis Center, the Children’s Fund, Court Appointed Special Advocates, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Merced County, and much more. Tickets are $35 each and will not be sold at the door. Shuttle service will be offered from Merced Mall parking Lot F. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 209-383-1310.
What: Stanislaus County Fair Exhibitor Deadline
When: Thursday, 5 p.m.
Where: Stanislaus County Fairground, 900 N. Broadway
Info: The Stanislaus County Fair will accept application for fair exhibitors until 5 p.m. Entries may be hand delivered to fair offices by 5, postmarked by mail or submitted online. For more information or to submit an exhibitor’s application, call 209-668-1333 or visit stancofair.com.
What: Covenant Care Hospice honors veterans
When: Friday, 10 a.m.
Where: Covenant Village of Turlock, 2125 N. Olive Ave.
Info: Covenant Village of Turlock will honor 85 veterans. The program begins with the presentation of colors and national anthem and includes other activities. For more information, contact Cathy at 209-664-2550.
50 YEARS AGO: The Native Sons of the Golden West Grand dedicated a small adobe building as a historical landmark in Merced County. The dedication took place as part of the organization’s 90th annual convention that was held in Modesto. President I. Thomas Zaragoza of San Francisco led the ceremony, and Al Sousa, local chairman for the dedication, gave a speech. The ceremony was held on Wolfsen Land and Cattle Ranch; the 18-by-30-foot, one-room building was erected in 1848 by Don Francisco Perez Pacheco as a stopping place for vaqueros driving cattle.