What: Community - Unity Rally
When: Tuesday, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Where: Graceada Park, 401 Needham St.
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Info: The Peace and Life Center will be hosting the event, designed to demonstrate support, neighbor to neighbor, for the community at-large. Speakers will address topics including refugees, immigration, freedom of religion, civil rights and social justice. For more information contact the center at 209-529-5750 or visit peacelifecenter.org.
What: Genealogical Society of Stanislaus County
When: Tuesday, 6 p.m.
Where: Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 1600 Carver Rd.
Info: The Genealogical Society of Stanislaus County invites the public to its annual ice cream social, followed by guest speak Diane McDonnell, Stanislaus County Librarian. McDonnell will discuss the new happenings at the Library. For more information contact Dale Thompson at 209-567-2546 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What: Modesto Parkinson's Support Group
When: Wednesday, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Where: Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1600 Carver Road
Info: The Modesto Parkinson's Support Group will be holding a support meeting and is open the public, those suffering with the disease and their caregivers. The meeting will be in the church’s Telle Education Center and will feature guest speaker Carlos Becerra of Alpha Fitness. Refreshment will be provided, as well as circles and social time. For more information contact Debra Watson 209-552-9043.
What: MJC Workforce Development
When: Wednesday, 6 p.m.
Where: Modesto JC - West Campus, 2201 Blue Gum Ave.
Info: The Modesto Junior College Workforce Development program has scheduled a presentation on: “Why Should You Become a Pharmacy Technician?”, in Sierra Hall, room 137. The training program prepares students for an entry-level position as a licensed technician for a retail or hospital pharmacy. The information meeting will review new prerequisites and current admission requirements. The meeting is free and open to the public, and campus parking is $2 without a permit. Seating is limited and RSVPs are encouraged. For more information or reserve a seat contact Martha Rice at 209-575-7889 or email email@example.com.
What: Diesel Train Rides
When: Wednesdays through Aug. 9, 11 a.m.
Where: Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, 18115 5th Ave.
Info: Railtown 1897 State Historic Park will be giving train rides on two its diesel trains In addition, children will be able to enjoy the popular Story Time reading activities in the Caboose happening at 10 a.m. and Noon. For . Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for youths age 6-17 and children under 5 are free. All train ride tickets include Park admission and are available for advance purchase at railtown1897.org.
What: Turlock Chamber of Commerce Mixer
When: Tuesday, 5 to 7 p.m.
Where: Community Hospice Hope Chest, 2745 Geer Road
Info: Turlock Chamber of Commerce invites the public to its June mixer at the Community Hospice, Hope Chest Thrift Store. Come visit with fellow community members and learn about the programs of Commuity Hospice. For more information call the chamber at 209-632-2221 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.turlockchamber.com.
25 YEARS AGO: The city of Modesto and Stanislaus County officials would likely have to turn down a half-million dollars in summer job funds for low-income youth because they were not able find a way to spend it. President George W. Bush was expected to sign a $1 billion emergency urban aid package that would have provided $500 million for summer jobs programs. The question wasn’t about spending the money, but whether the county could match up kids and jobs in time to use the extra funds.