What: Modesto Kiwanis Club meeting
When: Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Famiglia Bistro, 2501 McHenry Ave.
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Info: The Modesto Kiwanis invites the public to its lunch meeting. Each week features a guest speaker, along with time for socializing. Seats are limited and reservations are required. Lunch is $15. For more information or to reserve a seat, contact President Jeremiah Williams 209-568-3096.
What: SIR Branch 103 Monthly Meeting
When: Wednesday, 10:30 a.m.
Where: Elks Lodge, 645 Charity Way
Info: The Son In Retirement is a gentlemen’s luncheon club. This month’s guest speaker will be John Hodson, a local private investigator whose career in law enforcement began in England. For more information about the meeting or the club contact Bob Kredit, 209-275-9530 or visit sirinc2.org/branch103.
What: MJC Science Colloquium
When: Wednesday, 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.
Where: Modesto JC West Campus, 2201 Blue Gum Ave.
Info: The weekly science solloquium will feature the topic: “How Original California People Used Native Plants Everyday.” The subject is presented by Lillian Vallee, Ph.D., MJC professor emeritus of English, in the Science Community Center, Room 115. The Colloquium series offers one-hour discussions on timely science-related topics, and is free and open to the public. There is a $2 charge for on campus parking without a permit. For more information , call 209-529-5182 or email email@example.com or visit www.mjc.edu.
What: Family Hamburger Night
When: Thursday, 5-7 p.m.
Where: Veterans Memorial Hall, 1605 7th St.
Info: The Livingston-Delhi Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8327 invites the public to its last family hamburger night of the year at the Veterans Memorial Hall. The sandwich prices range from $3.50 to $4.50, and vistors may still order a cup of chilli for $2 and a soda or water for $1. Coffee is complimentary. All sandwiches come with a choice of potato salad or green salad. This is a fundraiser for the Livingston-Delhi VFW Post 8327. You do not have to be a member to attend this event. For more information contact Donita “Sue” Wells, Ladies Auxiliary VFW 8327-13, by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What: Toastmasters International
When: Wednesday, 6:30 a.m.
Where: Perko’s Café, 2120 Patterson Road
Info: The Toastmasters International invites the public to its morning meeting and REO Speech Train-Open House. Learn key public speaking skills in a supportive environment. Meeting is free and is no-host For more information contact Chris D. Hempleman at 209-404-9970 or email Chrisd.email@example.com.
What: Covenant Village Free Program
When: Wednesday, 1 p.m.
Where: Covenant Village , 2125 N. Olive Ave.
Info: Sharon D’Alessandro of Covenant Trust will outline the tax advantages of living at a continuing care retirement community with the program titled; “The Golden Ticket to Tax Savings”. Covenant Village of Turlock is a faith-based, not-for-profit CCRC. Space is limited and registration is required by calling 877-834-1238 or visiting www.covenantvillageofturlock.org.
25 YEARS AGO: It was reported that Amtrak would officially make a stop at the new Turlock/Denair station. Turlock City Councilwoman Carolyn Ratto said it was a milestone and one more step toward the kind of rail service valley residents need. Ratto continued that she and other officials would like to see non-stop service from Stanislaus County to Sacramento and Los Angeles. At the time, riders heading northbound had to get off in Stockton and take a bus to Sacramento, while those traveling southbound had to disembark in Bakersfield and take a bus over the Grapevine to get to L.A.