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 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: El Concilio Coalition Forum
When: Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Stanislaus County Office of Education, 1100 H Street.
Info: El Concilio will be having another coalition forum at the Stanislaus County Office of Education in the Elmdale room. District Attorney Birgit Fladager, District Attorney. Fladager will discuss the program, “Focus on Prevention”. There will be time for questions and community announcements at the end of the meeting. The forum is free and lunch is provided. For more information contact the El Concilio office at 209-338-5716.
What: League of Women Voters - Lunch & Learn Program
When: Thursday, Noon
Where: Ridgway's Restaurant & Lounge, 2401 E Orangeburg Ave.
Info: League of Women Voters invites the public to its Lunch and Learn Program. Jo Lambert, Linda Mayo and Rhonda Allen, current National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) members. will discuss Laura's Law - Treatment before Tragedy, California law which provides community-based assisted outpatient treatment for a defined population who are unable to voluntarily access community mental health services. The luncheon is chef's choice, open to the public and cost is $13. Reservations are not required. For more information, call the League office at 209-524-1698.
What: Behavorial Health Board
When: Thursday, 5 - 6:30 p.m.
Where: Stanislaus County Health Services Agency, 800 Scenic Drive
Info: The Behavioral Health Board will meet in the Redwood Room of the Stanislaus County Health Services Agency. The Mental Health Board advocates for the highest possible quality of life, for the elimination of stigma through education, for the removal of barriers to service, and will provide oversight and work in partnership with the staff of the County Mental Health Department. For more information call 888-376-6246 or visit www.stancounty.com/bhrs.
What: Live Your Dream Award
When: Deadline: Nov. 15
Info: The Soroptimist International of Oakdale presents, Live Your Dream Award, the signature project for the Soroptimist International of the Americas. Each year, the program provides cash grants to head-of-household women so they can achieve their career goals by completing their education or job training. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and be enrolled in, or have been accepted to, a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program. Soroptimist International of Oakdale will award one $1,000 cash award. For more information and/or an application call Suzette Titus 209-602-6562 or visit www.soroptimist.org. Applications must be received by November 15.
What: Central Sierra Audubon Society
When: Thursday, 6 p.m.
Where: Calaveras County Library, 1299 Gold Hunter Road
Info: Central Sierra Audubon Society presents the lifestyles and behaviors of different species of birds. CSAS President Barry Boulton will show a video presentation he made to take a look at some representative species and discuss the birds’ varying characteristics. The meeting is open to the public and free. For more information contact Jan Jorn-Baird 209-532-1106.
40 YEARS AGO: Stanislaus County’s unsecured property tax payments came up short by $311,399 for the year. Of the $7.4 million owed on property such as boats, aircraft and business inventories, a total of $7.1 million had been paid by the Aug. 31 deadline said Tax Collector F.L. deCamp. The remaing balance would have then been fined a delinquency rate of 6.4 percent, the lowest it had been in several years. County officials were unsure that businesses and individuals would be unable to pay their taxes as the drought hit the region hard.