What: Your Life, Your Legacy Breakfast
When: Thursday, 8 a.m.
Where: Perkos Café, 3500 Oakdale Road
Info: Lakewood Memorial Park and Funeral Home invites the public to learn how to save time, money and stress by pre-arranging final wishes. A complimentary hot breakfast will be served. Seating is limited. For more information or to reserve a seat, call 209-883-1925, ext. 261.
What: Senior Day Dances
When: Thursdays 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where: Stanislaus Veterans Center Hall, Coffee Road and Sylvan Avenue
Info: Come out and listen/dance to the warm sounds of Bonnie and the Boys Out Back band. $5 entry fee, $5 for sandwich and chips. These dances help to support the Veterans Foundation of Stanislaus County, the operator of the hall and conference center. For more information, call: 209-343-6292.
What: City Council Candidates Forum
When: Thursday, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Where: Modesto City Council Chambers, 1010 Tenth St.
Info: The Stanislaus County League of Women Voters will be hosting a candidates forum for voters to meet the City Council candidates for Districts 2, 4 and 5 in the upcoming November 7 election.For more information, call the League office at 209-524-1698.
What: Good Time Accordion Club
When: Wednesday, 7 p.m.
Where: Escalon Community Center, 1055 Esclon Ave.
Info: The Good Time Accordion Club conducts a monthly music event and social. Accordion fans and performers of all skill levels welcome. Admission is $5 at the door. For more information, call Karl Wucherer 209-556-3105.
What: Toastmasters Open House
When: Thursday, 7 - 8:45 p.m.
Where: Samaritan Village, 7700 Fox Road
Info: Talk of The Town Toastmasters, Club No. 4295 invites area residents to its open house to meet members and to hear guest speaker Gabriel Vasquez of Stanley Morgan discuss the importance of leadership and communication skills for today’s professional. Talk of The Town Toastmasters provides a supportive and positive environment where members have the opportunity to develop their communication and leadership skills. Along with guest speakers, members and guests will enjoy a regular Toastmasters meeting that includes Table Topics (impromptu speeches) and evaluations. For more information contact Maria Azevedo 209-613-9706.
What: Legislator Mobile Office Hours
When: Thursday, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Where: Turlock Chamber of Commerce, 115 S. Golden State Blvd.
Info: The Turlock Chamber of Commerce invites the public to its monthly Second Thursday - Local Legislators Mobile District Office Hours. Representatives from Congressman Jeff Denham, Senator Tom Berryhill and State Assembly Member Heath Flora will be present. For more information contact the chamber at 209-632-2221 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.turlockchamber.com.
40 YEARS AGO: It was reported that Modesto resident Emanuel Galas recieved a post card dated Aug. 21, 1959 with a charge for 10 cents postage due. The post card was from then closed Merritt Plymouth Center for a $9.95 tune-up, available to Plymouths and DeSotos. Postmaster Dan Taylor admitted the charge to deliver a new postcard was only 9 cents and was just as puzzled as Galas to the postage due.