What: Mended Hearts Support Group
When: Tuesday, 2:30 p.m.
Where: Memorial Medical Plaza,1800 Coffee Road, Suite 62
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Info: Mended Hearts is a free support group with volunteers who have been through a heart event. They provide support and help to others facing the same experience. The Mended Hearts mission is “inspiring hope and improving the quality of life for heart patients and their families through ongoing peer-to-peer support.” For more information, call Robert Martin 209-838-1444, or email firstname.lastname@example.org or Cardiac Independence Program 209-569-7373.
What: Woodland West Community Neighborhood
When: Tuesday, 6 p.m.
Where: Church of the Brethren, 2301 Woodland Ave.
Info: Woodland West Community Neighborhood will be holding a Neighborhood Watch meeting at the Modesto Church of the Brethren. The meeting will feature guest speakers Mayor Ted Brandvold, Sherriff’s Lt. and Patterson Chief of Police Jeff Dirkse, MPD Captain Craig Gundlach, Lt. Rigo DeAlba, Sgt. Kalani Souza and Crime Prevention Officer Susan Cuevas. For more info contact Terhesa Gamboa at 209-576-8484 or email email@example.com.
What: Genealogical Society Meeting
When: Tuesday, 7 p.m.
Where: Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 1600 Carver Rd.
Info: The Genealogical Society of Stanislaus County will be holding a meeting. Jim Brennan from the Irish Cultural Society of Stanislaus County will discuss the construction of a memorial located at the Saint Joseph’s Cemetery on Stockton-Sonora Road. It is dedicated to all of the Irish Immigrants that were laid to rest there from the community of Eugene. The first settlers were two Irishmen named Dillon and Dooley. Brennan is a descendant of the Irish immigrants buried there, and the his family are currently the caretakers. The public is invited, refreshments will be served. For more information email Ellen Reesh firstname.lastname@example.org.
What: 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 having a meeting for those suffering from the disease, their caregivers and supporters. Visitors will be able to get education materials on the disease, emotional support and fellowship. A $1 donation is requested. For more information contact Debra Watson 209-552-9043.
What: Help plan renovation of Ralston Tower park
When: Wednesday, 3:30 to 5 p.m.
Where: Senior Citizens Center, 211 Bodem St.
Info: This design workshop will focus on the proposed improvements to the park and discuss the concept designs for the park. For more information, contact Jason Ortega at 209-577-5437.
What: Native Plant Sale
When: Sunday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Hughson Arboretum and Gardens, (corner of Whitmore and Euclid Ave.)
Info: The North San Joaquin Valley Chapter of the California Native Plant Society promotes the appreciation and preservation of California’s native plants through education and horticulture. The annual fall plant sale is used to raise funds for assisting school garden projects and other educational outreach efforts. Come learn about how to use native plants in the home garden and take a relaxing stroll through the beautiful Arboretum grounds. For more information email North San Joaquin Valley Chapter of the California email@example.com.
What: Ammunition Plant Deed Signing
When: Tuesday, 10 a.m.
Where: Riverbank Industrial Complex, 5300 Claus Road
Info: Join the City of Riverbank and the Riverbank Local Revelopment Authority for a deed signing of the former Army Mun Ammunition Plant to the to the City of Riverbank. Dignitaries will present for the signing, including Paul Cramer, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army, Brenda Johnson-Turner, Director of Real Estate for the Corps of Engineers, Colonel Lawrence Brown, Garrison Commander of the Presidio, Congressman Jeff Denham and Riverbank Mayor Richard O’Brien. 24 acres of the former military property will be signed over, with another Another 80 acres to be transfered next year. For more information, call the Riverbank Local Redevelopment Authority Office 209 863-8352 or visit www.riverbanklra.org.
25 YEARS AGO: The city of Manteca had made a $1 million offer for nearly two miles of abandoned railroad easement that ran through the heart of Manteca. The offer was made to Union Pacific Railroad for the easement, however the railroad rejected the offer after it had asked for nearly $9 million for the property. The railroad stated it was diappointed with the city for not being willing to negoatiate a price in the middle based on two appraised figures. The City wanted turn the easement into a winter storm drainage basin and a park during the warmer months.