What: Yokuts Group/Sierra Club Meeting
When: Friday, 6:45 p.m.
Where: College Avenue Congregational Church, 1341 College Ave.
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Info: The Yokuts Group/Sierra Club will be having a club meeting, with socializing before the meeting that starts at 7 p.m. Tom Courtney will present a program on hiking inn to inn along the Bay Area coastline from the Marin Headlands to Point Reyes National Seashore. The meeting is free and non-members are welcome. For more information contact Elaine 209-300-4253.
What: Delta Kappa Gamma Area XVII Conference
When: Saturday, 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Where: Stanislaus County Office of Education, 1100 H St.
Info: DKG Area XVII Conference will be held at SCOE for members, those interested in joining, and guests. DKG promotes professional and personal growth of women educators and excellence in education. Continental breakfast, informative interest sessions, keynote speaker, vendors, entertainment and lunch. Registration is $20 before October 7 and $25 after that date. For more information call Gloria at 209-545-0883 or email email@example.com.
What: Wild West Jeans and Jewels Gala
When: Saturday, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Durrer Barn, 3500 Dunn Road
Info: Proceeds from the Society for disAbilities gala go to programs the society brings to disabled youth and adults. Tickets start at $100; sponorships at $500 and the event is strictly 21 and over. To purchase tickets visit societyfordisabilities.org, space is limited and all ticket sales end Friday. For more information including sponsorship, tickets, donation of auction items or to volunteer call Carolyn Gomes, 209-524-3536 ext. 3505 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What: Mark Twain Wild West Fest
When: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Utica Park, Downtown Angels Camp
Info: The Mark Twain Wild West Fest will be in historic downtown Angels Camp. The Fest is a living interpretation and celebration of the 19th Century Wild West Gold Rush-era of the Sierra Nevada Mother Lode. Featured are three stages of non-stop music, comedy and entertainment and more. Admission and parking are free all day. 209-736-1333 email@example.com marktwainwildwestfest.com.
What: Harvest Haunt Express
When: Weekends, 10:30 a.m.
Where: Railtown 1897 SHP, 10501 Reservoir Road
Info: The California State Parks, Railtown 1897 State Historic Park (SHP) and the California State Railroad Museum Foundation are proud to offer family-friendly “Harvest Haunt Express” train rides on all four weekends in October. With the train whimsically decorated for Halloween and staffed by a “skeleton crew,” the popular train rides take place aboard an excursion train that departs at 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. On Saturdays, the excursion train will be pulled by Sierra No. 3 (the “Movie Star Locomotive”) and on Sundays by a vintage diesel locomotive. Train ride guests are encouraged to get in the spirit and dress up according to the theme: Pirates & Princesses (Saturday and Sunday) and Witches and Wizards (Oct. 28-29). Tickets for “Harvest Haunt Express” train rides are $15 adults, $10 youths ages 6-17, ages 5 and under are free. To make advance reservations, call 209-984-3953 or visit www.railtown1897.org.
What: Health Fair
When: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Covenant Village, 2125 N. Olive Ave.
Info: Covenant Village of Turlock, a faith-based senior living community, is partnering with the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences to offer a day-long health fair and individual Medicare Part D review. The event is free, but registration is required by calling 877-834-1238 or visiting www.covenantvillageofturlock.org.
75 YEARS AGO: Thirty members of the Ceres Garden Club met for its regular club meeting at the home of Mrs. A. S. Cakebread. The membership was given Anemone and Ranunculus bulbs. Members voted to purchase six more maple trees for the new Hammond General Hospital near Modesto.