What: Battle of the Paddles
When: Friday, 6 p.m.
Where: Modesto Centre Plaza, 1000 L St.
Info: Openings remain for teams in the second annual Battle of the Paddles, a pingpong tournament for adults to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Stanislaus County. To enter a team or provide a sponsorship, contact Laura Ward at 209-549-2765 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Individual admission tickets to the fundraiser are $100 and are available through the club office, 209-222-5826.
What: Latino Community Roundtable monthly meeting
When: Thursday, 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where: Red Event Center, 921 Eighth St.
Info: There will be a presentation on the Safer Neighborhood Initiative by Modesto Deputy City Manager Brent Sinclair, Modesto Fire Department Chief Sean Slamon, Modesto Police Department Capt. Rick Armendariz and possibly Police Chief Galen Carroll. Ramon Munoz, Modesto City Schools attorney, will give a presentation on Measure F, which would create district elections. And Ayanna Anderson, community development liaison for Donor Network West Bay, formerly CA Transplant Donor Network, will give a presentation on “Latinos Registering as Organ & Tissue Donors.” RSVP to email@example.com.
What: Second Saturday program
When: 2 p.m. Saturday
Where: McHenry Museum, 1402 14th St.
Info: Larry Dorman will present a program on “The 1918 Flu Pandemic.” Admission is free.
What: Operation 9-2-99 Tuolumne River cleanup
When: Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon
Where: The group will meet at Zeff Road under Highway 99 on the south bank of the river. All volunteers under 18 need a parent signature to participate. The form is available at http://tinyurl.com/operation9-2-99
What: Tuolumne County Historical Society meeting
When: 7 p.m. Thursday
Where: Tuolumne County Library community room, 480 Greenley Road, Sonora
Info: Linda Teigland Clark, also known as Hardluck Lin, will give a presentation, “Women of the Gold Rush.” In the character of Hardluck Lin, Clark will give images of “those that wore calico aprons, them that sported feathered boas and … them others,” all women of the Gold Rush era. Many of Clark’s characters are portrayed in a book of historical fiction she has written, “The Small Window: The Story of Hardluck’s Beginnings.” The meeting is open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.
What: Oakdale Women’s Connection luncheon
When: Thursday, noon to 1:45 p.m.
Where: Papapolloni Mediterranean Bistro, 1214 W. F St.
Info: Gouda Cheese and specialties will be presented by Oakdale Cheese Factory. Then rejoice with Mary Jane, whose “Charlie Brown” story celebrates triumph over rejection. Her life became one of hope, where impossibilities became possible. Cost is $18 for lunch. RSVP to Barbara at 209-847-5605.