What: Us Too Prostate Cancer Support Group
When: Monday, 6:30 to 8:45 p.m.
Where: Sutter Memorial Conference Center, 1700 McHenry Ave, Suite 60B
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Info: Us Too Modesto Chapter invites all who are interested to join in the celebration of its 20th anniversary this month. The program will be the story of our support group’s formation, and remembrance of those who created, sustained, and carried forward its mission. Following this formal program, break out groups for men and women where they can share concerns, experiences, and perspectives intended to move us all further along on our survivorship journey. Us Too, is comprised of men and their loved ones, meets monthly to gain and share knowledge and support, and to enjoy each other’s company. The evenings activities end with food and fellowship over anniversary cake and other snacks. For more information, contact Steve Bain, 209-602-1215, or John Snelling, 209-529-2465.
What: Alzheimer’s Association
When: Tuesday, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Where: Stanislaus County Veteran’s Center, 3500 Coffee Road
Info: The Alzheimer’s Association Communication will be having the program, "Effective Communication Strategies". The workshop teaches caregivers to decode verbal and behavioral communication by someone with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Registration requested. For more information or to register, call the Alzheimer’s Association at 800-272-3900 or email email@example.com or visit www.alz.org.
What: Native Plant Sale
When: Saturday, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
What: Veterans Advisory Commission
When: Monday, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Hughson Senior Center, 2307 4th Street
Info: The Stanislaus County Veterans Advisory Commission meets the fourth Monday of every month at 5:30 p.m. This month’s meeting will be at the Hughson Senior Center. The commission is looking for participation from interested veterans and family members who can attend the commission meetings. The purpose of the Commission is to represent all Veterans in Stanislaus County by advising the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors and staff on matters pertaining to all Veterans. For more information contact Joe Madden at 209-914-4764.
What: Grand Opening: West County Service Center
When: Monday, 4 to 6 p.m.
Where: West County Service Center, 101 W. Las Palmas Ave.
Info: Westside residents of Stanislaus County will get a look at the new West County Service Center in Patterson during an Open House. The building will be home to several county and non-profit agencies, all providing services under one roof. The idea is to make it easier for residents to access services through this unique county and community partnership. The building houses the Community Services Agency, the Health Services Agency, the Department of Workforce Development, Center for Human Services, and Learning Quest. During the Open House, partner agencies will be on site to answer questions and provide tours of the new facility. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information contact Kathryn Harwll 209-558-2500 or email HarwellK@stancounty.com.
What: Sunshine Club meeting
When: Monday, 1 p.m.
Where: Sizzler, 3101 Hotel Drive
Info: The Sunshine Club is a support group for men and women who have lost a loved one. For the month of October, the group meets at Sizzler Restaurant in Turlock every Monday at 1 p.m. for a no-host lunch. For more information, contact Darlene 209-668-6792.
100 YEARS AGO: It was reported that Modesto grammar schools, after closing the first month of the school term, reported they had an increase of 200 students. This was a gain in students over the same time the previous year as reported by the Superintendent W. E. Faught. The total enrollment at the grammar schools for the month ending on Oct. 12 was 1,360. The high school enrollment saw an increase of 365 students. As a result of the increase, it was reported that every bungalow was being utilized, with 52 students in one bungalow at the Seventeenth Street school.