What: MJC New Student Day
When: Saturday, 8 a.m.
Where: Modesto Junior College East Campus, 435 College Ave.
Info: High school seniors and other first time students will meet in the auditorium of the Performing and Media Arts Center. Attendance and campus parking are free. There are optional campus tours and a free lunch is available. To complete an application visit www.mjc.edu and click the orange “Apply Now” tab at the top. For more information on the New Student Day or enrolling at MJC call 209-575-6789.
What: Downtown Modesto Partnership Presentation
When: May 22, 7 p.m.
Where: State Theatre, 1307 J St.
Info: The Downtown Modesto Partnership presents a discussion led by urban strategist, property owner and developer Michele Reeves. The discussion is free to public. Seating is limited and those interested in attending must RSVP by Monday, May 22, domopartnership.org/visioningseries. For more information contact Josh Bridegroom, CEO, Downtown Modesto Partnership at or 209-303-0411 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What: Save Mart Peanut Butter Drive
When: Through May 30
Where: California and Northern Nevada Stores
Info: Save Mart Supermarkets will be partnering with local food banks to hold its annual, “Peanut Butter Roundup” in the company’s 83 stores. For more information visit www.savemart.com.
What: Calaveras Community Band
When: May 29, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Murphys Community Park, Algiers St.
Info: The Calaveras Community Band presents a special Memorial Day concert under the direction of conductor Mic Harper. There is no admission charge for the program that will honor the men and women who have served in the armed forces in the past and those currently stationed around the world. For more information, call 209-728-8183, or vists visitmurphys.com and click on the Community Club link.
What: Memorial Day Salute to Our Heroes
When: Monday, May 29, 11:30 a.m.
Where: Riverbank Community Center, 3600 Santa Fe St.
Info: The city of Riverbank will be presenting the program, “Memorial Day Salute to Our Heroes,” to remember those who have given the ultimate sacrifice of themselves; to pay tribute to those living who have served; and to honor those currently serving to protect our nation and our freedom.For more information contact Cheryl Stefani at 209-863-7122, or visit City of Riverbank, City Hall North, 6707 Third Street, Suite A.
What: Twain Harte a la Carte
When: Saturday, 5 to 7 p.m.
Where: Meadow Plaza, 23000 Meadow Lane
Info: The Twain Harte Soroptimists will hold its 21 annual Twain Harte a la Carte. The event will feature wine tastings and food selections from local wineries, restaurants and caterers. Proceeds benefit community projects such as high school scholarships, The Center for a Non Violent Community, Habitat for Humanity and many other community groups. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased by calling 209-536-9227 or online at www.twainhartesoroptimist.org or at the El Dorado Savings Bank and Umpqua Bank in Twain Harte.
75 YEARS AGO: Modesto Girl Scouts were holding a War Stamp Rally. The war stamp rally was held at Beard Brook Park and the Girl Scout Clubhouse. Admission to the event was 10 to 25 cent war stamps. The scouts kept the stamps for their collections. Scouts and their leaders were encouraged to bring a picnic lunch.