What: Sons in Retirement Meeting
Where: The Seasons, 945 McHenry Ave.
Info: The Sons in Retirement, Branch 144, will host their monthly luncheon and will feature guest speaker David L. Gallagher, a docent at the Califofnia State Railroad Museum in Sacramento. Gallagher will discuss the high cost of funerals. Sons in Retirement is a club for retired men who meet to renew friendships, discuss issues and plan participation in activities such as golf, bowling, pickleball, dining and traveling. For more information, call Sam Graham 209-552-0960.
What: Great Valley Academy Meeting
When: Thursday, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Great Valley Academy, 3200 Tully Rd.
Info: The Great Valley Academy will be holding informational meetings throughout the month of February for families that are interested in applying for enrollment at GVA. For more information call 209-576-2283.
What: Latino Emergency Council Meeting
When: Friday, 8:15 a.m.
Where: El Concilio Community Center, 1314 H Street Modesto
Info: The Latino Emergency Council will be holding its next monthly meeting to discuss important topics on emergency preparedness. This month’s guest speaker is Calvin Curtain of the Turlock Irrigation District. Curtain will present the topic of downed power lines; including who to call, how to avoid them and how to stay safe if you can’t avoid them. For more informatiuon contact Dale Butler 209-613-1058.
What: Cat Network of Stanislaus Annual Yard Sale
When: Saturday, March 3, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: McHenry Bowl, 3700 McHenry Ave.
Info: The Cat Network of Stanislaus will be holding its third annual Yard Sale fundraiser. The yard sale will benefit the network’s spay and nueter program for feral stray cats, as known as community cats. The network is still accepting donations and can arrange for pickup if necessary. For more information contact the network at 209-735-0604 or visit catnetworkofstanislaus.org or on facebook.com/Cat-Network-of-Stanislaus.
What: Turlock Sunrise Rotary Crab Feed
When: Saturday, March 3, 6 p.m.
Where: Larsa Banquet Hall, 2107 E. Monte Vista Ave.
Info: The Turlock Sunrise Rotary will be holding its annual Crab Feed at the Larsa Banquet Hall, in Denair. The doors open at 6 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7 p.m. The cost is $65 per person and tables may also be available for sale. The Dinner menu consists of salad with raspberry vinaigrette dressing, pesto pasta, bread, and crab. A no-host bar will also be available. Live music by the band “LIVIN’”, will follow dinner. And as part of the crab feed, visitors may also participate in a raffle drawing and live auction. All proceeds are used to fund local projects. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Eric Julien at 209-402-0062.
What: Accordion Music and Social
When: Wednesday, 7 p.m.
Where: Escalon Community Center, 1055 Escalon Ave.
Info: Good Time Accordion Club will host its monthly music and social event. Accordion fans and performers of all skill levels are welcome. Admission is $5 at the door. For more information call Karl Wucherer at 209-556-3105.
What: Almond Blossom Pancake Breakfast
When: Saturday, Feb. 24, 6 to 11 a.m.
Where: The Grange Hall, 827 Ripona Ave.
Info: The Ripon Grange #511 will be holding the 56th Annual Almond Blossom Pancake Breafast. The breakfast will feature pancakes, eggs, ham with milk, juice or coffee. Advanced tickets are $7.50 for adults and $5 for youth ages 10 and under. At the door, tickets will be $8.50. Proceeds benefit the Grange community activities. For more information or to purchase tickets call 209-353-3001 or email at email@example.com or visit the Ripon Chamber of Commerce or facebook.com/Ripon-Grange-Hall.
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40 YEARS AGO: It was reported that the neighbors of the Woodland Neighborhood were opposing high density housing from the City of Modesto. The Woodland Neighborhood is a one-mile square patch of land that is bordered by Morse and Carpenter roads and Kansas and Blue Gum Avenues. However, the city’s sewer system served the area so it made sense to the city to channel growth in that direction. Historically, the Woodland area and its residents lived on approximately 300 “ranchettes”, with most of those ranging from half an acre to 5 acres in size.