What: Native Sons of the Golden West
When: Wednesday 6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Perko's Cafe, 901 Carpenter Road
Info: The Native Sons of the Golden West, Modesto Parlor #11 will have no host dinner followed by discussions regarding California History. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month. The speaker for this meeting is Abel Soares who will present; “The Patterson Family and Patterson City History.” The Parlor will be discussing other family activities attractive to new and younger members. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Any person born in California is eligible and welcome to join the Native Sons. The parlor’s goal is the preservation and sharing of California’s history. For more information contact Jim Atherstone 209-993-7971.
What: Senior Day Dances
When: Thursdays 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Where: Stanislaus Veterans Center, Suite 15, 3500 Coffee Rd.
Info: Come out and listen/dance to the warm sounds of Bonnie and the Boys Out Back band. $5 entry fee, $5 for a 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: Flu Shot Clinic for Veterans and Seniors
When: Thursdays, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Where: Stanislaus Veterans Center, Suite 15, 3500 Coffee Road
Info: The Veterans Foundation of Stanislaus County is partnering with Walgreens to offer free flu shots to veterans with a VA Health Care Card and seniors with Medicare Part B. A limited number of vouchers are available for vets with proof of service who are not in the VA system. Come for your flu shot, stay for a sandwich and listen to a live country band: Bonnie and the Boys Out Back. Flu shot offer at the Center ends Nov. 30. For more information contact Becky Crow, CEO, at 209-481-7166 or email email@example.com or visit vetsfoundation.org.
What: Senior Meals
When: Thursday, 11:30 a.m.
Where: Modesto Senior Center, 211 Bodem Street
Info: Senior Meals will resume at the Modesto Senior Center accross from Acacia Memorial Park on Bodem Street. Senior meals will be available to county residents age 60 and over beginning Nov. 9. Registration and RSVP required. Meals served every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at 11:30 a.m. for a $3 donation. Meals prepared by Howard Training Center. To take part in the senior meals program, RSVP by calling 209-303-0260.
What: Accordion Music and Social
When: Wednesday, 7 p.m.
Where: Escalon Community Center, 1055 Escalon Ave.
Info: The Good Time Accordion Club will have its monthly meeting and social. Accordion fans and performers of all skill levels are welcome. Admission is $5 at the door. For more info, call Karl Wucherer 209-556-3105.
What: Oakdale Community Blood Drive
When: Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Gene Bianchi Community Center, 110 S. 2nd Ave.
Info: The city of Oakdale, Oakdale Police Department and American Red Cross would like to invite the public and all public safety personnel to donate blood during the upcoming community blood drive. The Oakdale community blood drive will take place at the Gene Bianchi Community Center, 110 S. 2nd Avenue. The goal is to raise 22 units of life-saving blood. For more information contact Janeen Yates, public information officer at 209-847-2231 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What: Public Meeting: Hickman Road Bridge Replacement
When: Wednesday, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Where: Richard Moon Primary School, 319 North Reinway Ave.
Info: Stanislaus County Department of Public Works, in coordination with the city of Waterford, is inviting members of the public to a meeting about plans to replace the Hickman Road Bridge over the Tuolumne River. The meeting will be held at the Richard Moon Primary School Cafeteria. Stanislaus County Department of Public Works will provide maps, information about the project, and other displays will be available for review by the public. Representatives from public works and the City of Waterford, along with members of the design team, will be available to discuss the project, listen to suggestions, and answer questions. Spanish-language translation will be available. For more information on this and other projects visit http://www.stancounty.com/publicworks/projects.shtm. For more questions call 209-464-8707, Ext. 1, or email Hotline@buethepr.com.
40 YEARS AGO: It was election day on this day in 1977. There were eight Stanislaus County special districts to choose to retain or elect new directors. Modesto and Turlock Irrigation Districts had 2 and 4 division, respecively, up for election. The other special districts that were involved in the election cycle were: Denair Community Services District, the Industrial Fire Protection District, the Waterford Community Services District, the Empire Sanitary District, the Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District and the Patterson Water District. Voting locations opend at 7 a.m. and closed at 8 p.m.