What: Peripheral-Neuropathy Support Group
When: Monday, 10:30 a.m.
Where: Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 1600 Carver Road
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Info: The Peripheral-Neuropathy Support Group will be holding its monthly meeting for those suffering from the disease, caretakers and supporters. The meeting will be held in the Church’s 502/503 conference rooms. The featured guest speaker will be Paula Edwardsen, N.T, M.N.T and she will be speaking on the topic, “How to take care of your feet”. For more information contact Ray at 209-634-4373.
What: Whist Card Party
When: Monday, 1 p.m.
Where: St Stanislaus Church Hall, at 8th and K Streets
Info: The Brotherhood of St Anthony is sponsoring a whist card party that is open to the public. The cost is $3 per player and refreshment will be served. For more information, call Rose Silva King 209-529-4933.
What: Central Valley Democratic Club Meeting
When: Monday, 6:45 p.m.
Where: McHenry Bowl, 3700 McHenry Ave.
Info: The Central Valley Democratic Club will be holding its next monthly meeting at McHenry Bowl in the South Hall Room. The meeting will begin with a social at 6:45 p.m.; meeting starts at 7 p.m. There will be two guest speakers; Leng Nou, chairwoman of the Modesto Peace Life Center; and Frank Damrell, Jr., candidate for CA State Senate in 2018. It is free to the public and non-members are welcomed. For more information contact Linda at 209-863-9137.
What: NAMI Stanislaus Meeting
When: Wednesday, Jan. 17, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Where: Jana Lynn Plaza, 500 North 9th Street
Info: The National Allaince on Mental Illness of Stanislaus will be hosting its next meeting title, "Love knows no Gender". The first present of the year for the mental illness advocacy group will be John Aguirre of the LGBTQ Collaborative. Aguirre will discuss, "Mental Health Within the LGBTQ Community ". The meeting is open the to public and supporters, and there will be a Q&A period after the discuss. For more information call 209-558-4555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit namistanislaus.org.
What: Dental and Vision Clinic
Where: Ceres Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1633 N. Central Ave.
Info: The Ceres Seventh-day Adventist Church will be offering a free one-day dental and vision clinic. They are seeking dentists, optometrists, medical doctors, nurses and volunteers. Many people in our community are lacking dental and vision coverage. Patients who visit the Life Hope Center will receive free dental care or free vision screening with free glasses. Medical workers will be covered by liability insurance for this event. For more information or to learn how you can become a volunteer. contact Kara at the Ceres SDA Church 209-538-1024 or visit LifeHopeCentersCentral.com.
What: Columbia SHP Docent Applications
When: Deadline Monday
Where: Columbia SHP, 11255 Jackson St.
Info: Columbia State Historic Park is accepting applications for new docents through Jan. 15. A docent is a volunteer who has completed a training program with the park which includes history lectures, park etiquette and rules, costuming guidelines and more. Columbia is recruiting for costumed interpreters to help teach history to its visitors through reenactments, staffing exhibits and assisting with special events. A costume loan may be available to those interested. The current docent program includes more than 60 active docents and an additional 100 volunteers from around the state who help on special event days. Fully-trained docents are asked to commit to eight hours a month or 96 hours total throughout the year. Shifts vary depending on job duty and seasons. For more information call the park office at 209-588-9128 or stop in at the museum to pick up an application. Training begins Saturday, Jan. 27 and will run for seven consecutive Saturdays.
What: Day Use Fees Waived
When: Monday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Where: New Melones Lake Administration Office, 6850 Studhorse Flat Rd.
Info: On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the Bureau of Reclamation’s Mid-Pacific Region, Central California Area Office, will waive day use fees at New Melones Lake for all visitors in observance of the civil rights leader’s birthday. Other fees, such as for overnight camping and boat launching, will still apply. For additional information on activities, directions, pet restrictions, or other questions, contact the New Melones Visitor Center & Museum at 209-536-9543 (TTY 800-877-8339) or the Administration Office at 209-536-9094, ext. 0, or visit usbr.gov/mp/ccao/newmelones.
What: Sunshine Club Weekly Luncheon
When: Mondays, 1 p.m.
Where: IHOP Restaurant, 1625 Countryside Dr.
Info: The Sunshine Club is a support group for men and women who have lost a loved one. Meet people who understand what suddenly being alone really means. The lunch is no-host. For more information, contact Darlene at 209-668-6792.
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100 YEARS AGO: It was reported that beginning Saturday and lasting for 48 hours, rain fell in the Modesto area. Saturday’s precipitation was .32 of an inch, and totaling .57 of an inch in 48 hours that led into Monday morning. Reports from the Sierra and San Francisco Power Company’s plant, heavy snowfall started early Saturday and extended into the foothills, for about 24 hours. Forcaster Wilson had predicted more rain Monday with the rain gauge at the Grange Company office totaling 1.43 inches for the season.