What: Trunk or Treat Free Family Event
When: Saturday, 4 - 6 p.m.
Where: First United Methodist Church, 850 Sixteenth St.
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Info: First United Methodist Church is hosting its first ever Trunk or Treat, family event! There will be a costume contest (costume closet available), trunks of candy, face painting and more. Parking available at Modesto Library. No charge for admission. For more information contact the church office at 209-522-9046 x203.
What: Expressive Art Training
When: Monday, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Where: Peterson Events Center, 720 12th St.
Info: The training, “Expressive Arts for Traumatized Children and Adolescents,” will delivered by author and Expressive Arts Therapist, Carmen Richardson. The cost is $40 for National Association of Social Workers members, $60 for non-members. For more information or to register visit eventbrite.com.
What: Calaveras Fair Beef Exhibitor Deadline
When: Deadline Dec. 21
Where: Angels Camp Museum, 753 S. Main St.
Info: The Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubillee announces requirements for junior livestock beef exhibitors. If you are planning to exhibit a market beef project or a replacement heifer project you must own the animal by Dec. 21. Heifers must have their Brucellosis vaccine before being accepted. The projects must be under the exhibitors management by Dec. 21. For more information contact the fair office at 209-736-2461 or visit www.frog-livestock.org.
What: Elementary Spelling Bee
When: Wednesday, Nov. 1, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Central Valley High School, 4033 Central Ave.
Info: Top spellers from area schools will compete in the Stanislaus County Elementary Spelling Championship on Wednesday, Nov. 1. The Elementary Spelling Championship, for children in grades 4-6, will be at Central Valley High School. Sponsored by the Stanislaus County Office of Education, the event is open to the public and begins promptly at 5:30 p.m. The top two spellers in the Elementary Spelling Championship will represent Stanislaus County at the state competition in Stockton on May 12, 2018. The third place speller will serve as an alternate. For more information or a full list of participating schools and district contact Cheryl Goulart, SCOE Program Coordinator, 209-238-1710.
What: Live Your Dream Award
When: Deadline: Nov. 15
Info: Soroptimist International of Oakdale will award one $1,000 cash award. 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. 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: Brightwood College Halloween Spooktacular
When: Saturday, noon - 2 p.m.
Where: Brightwood College, 5172 Kiernan Court
Info: The event is free and open to the public. There will be refreshments, games, trunk-or-treating, music and information about available programs. For more information contact the college at 209-543-7000 or visit brightwood.edu/modesto-ca.
100 YEARS AGO: Modesto surpassed its minimum for Liberty Loans by the middle of the afternoon on Oct. 27, 1917. The reports from the various banks in the city reported that liberty loans totaled $625,300. In Stanislaus County, at the same time point, liberty loans totaled approximately $1,124,300. The total was expected to surpass $1.3 million by 10 p.m. that day. George R. Stoddard, chairman of the Libery Loan campaign, said Stanislaus County would come within $200,000 of the maximum quota of $1,791,965, with official numbers on November 1.