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: “Giants and Gorgets: A Journey to the Prehistoric Mounds of the Southeastern U.S.” The subject is presented by Susan Kerr, Ph.D., MJC professor of anthropology, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.mjc.edu.
What: YCCD Trustee Board Meeting
When: Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.
Where: YCCD District Office, 2201 Blue Gum Ave.
Info: The Yosemite Community College District, Board of Trustees will be having a regular board meeting at the YCCD District Office. For more information contact the district at 209-575-6519 or visit www.boarddocs.com/ca/yosemite/Board.
What: West Modesto Community Meeting
When: Wednesday, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: West Modesto Community Collaborative, 601 S. Martin Luther King Drive
Info: The West Modesto Community Collaborative will be holding a meeting for members of the public interested in improving the local park. The discussion will also center on the Helen White Memorial Trail. Stanislaus County Supervisor Terry Withrow will be present for questions. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information call 209-522-6902.
What: Retired Educators’ Luncheon
When: Thursday, 10:30 a.m.
Where: Modesto Elks Lodge, 3645 Charity Way
Info: The California Retired Teachers Associatio will be having its luncheon and the topic of conversation will be healthcare. Members and visitors will get information about Medicare and Open Enrollment with a questions and answer period after the presentation. The California Retired Teachers Association (CalRTA) is the 44,000-member, statewide volunteer organization working to promote, protect, and advocate for public education and the interests of retired educators. All retired or pre-retirement educators welcome. Cost it $13 and reservations are requested. For more information or to reserve a seat, call 209-216-8387 or email https://goo.gl/et4zuB.
What: Forgotten Hero Memorial Service
When: Wednesday, 8 to 11 a.m.
Where: San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery, 32053 West McCabe Road
Info: San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery invites the public to an Open House event. Cemetery personnel will be on hand to discuss burial benefit information for veterans and their families. Turlock Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5059 will conduct a memorial service to provide tribute and a final salute to three Indigent Veterans. Open house starts at 8 a.m.; forgotten hero memorial service at 10 a.m. For more information contact Frederick Bryant, Administrative Office, 209-854-1040, ext 101 or e-mail email@example.com.
What: Financial Planning Presentation
When: Wednesday, 1 p.m.
Where: Covenant Village of Turlock, 2125 N. Olive Ave.
Info: Covenant Village of Turlock will present: “Make Your Money Last In Retirement,” with speaker Ann Wiesbrock, certified financial planner and president of Covenant Trust, and Bill Moucka, vice president of Investments and Business Development. Wiesbrock and Moucka will explain how to maximize an individuals resources and preserve assets for a more secure future. Space is limited and registration is required for this free program by calling 877-834-1238 or visiting www.covenantvillageofturlock.org.
What: Business After Hours Mixer
When: Tuesday, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Black Oak Casino Resort Hotel, 19400 Tuolumne Rd.
Info: The Twain Harte Area Chamber of Commerce invites the public to its next Business After Hours Mixer at the Black Oak Casino Resort Hotel on the lower level. Black Oak’s own catering staff will be preparing finger foods and there will be a no-host bar. Admission is $15 and each attendee will receive a $10 in free play coupon. The Chamber will present the current Board of Directors and introduce next year’s Board of Directors. For information or to puchase tickets, call the Chamber Office at 209-586-4482 or visit www.twainhartecc.com.
25 YEARS AGO: The Turlock High School Future Farmers of America dairy judging team was heading to the national finals jersey and holstein cow breeding. The team consisted of Larry Matos, Joe Camara and Paul Pacheco and there were 60 well-wishers to see them off including Assemblyman Sal Cannella, D-Ceres, Matt Terra, a state FFA representative, and Ed Felt, Turlock High School associate principal. The national competition was in Kansas City, Mo. and supporters of the boys raised about $4,900 to send them on thier trip. The team earned the right to compete at the national level after winning the first-place award in jersey competition and second in the holstein contest at the State Judging Final and Leadership Conference at California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo.