What: CITY MINISTRY NETWORK CATALYST
When: Thursday, 6:45 a.m.
Where: Family Life Pavilion, 1301 12th St.
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Info: City Ministry welcomes guest speaker Jim Holgersson, Modesto city manager. Coffee will be served prior to the program. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (209) 217-1955.
What: DRIVER SAFETY RENEWAL CLASS
When: Thursday, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: Modesto Senior Center, 211 Bodem St.
Info: AARP will offer a driver safety renewal class. The class will renew your mature driver’s insurance discount. To qualify for this discount, you must have taken a class within the past four years. For further information or to register to attend, call (209) 341-2974.
What: FUNDRAISING PROFESSIONALS EDUCATIONAL LUNCH AND PROGRAM
When: Thursday, noon to 1:30 p.m.
Where: Skewers Kabob House, 906 J St.
Info: The Yosemite Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals is holding an educational lunch and program featuring a presentation by David Madsen, director of development for California Pacific Medical Center Foundation. Madsen will speak on the steps he and his team took to secure a $20 million gift. The event is open to the public, AFP membership is not required. Cost is $15 for members, $20 for nonmembers, and includes lunch. For more information or to make a reservation, call (209) 338-5032 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What: DOCUMENTARY FILM PRESENTATION
When: Thursday, 7 p.m.
Where: Modesto Junior College East Campus, Forum 110, 435 College Ave.
Info: The Modesto Junior College Civic Engagement Project presents a screening of the documentary film “The Human Face of Big Data.” It is free and part of the CEP Spring Film and Lecture Series. A facilitated discussion will follow the film. For more information, call professor Jason Wohlstadter at (209) 575-6180 or email email@example.com.
What: USED BOOK SALE
When: Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and March 7, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Salida branch of the Stanislaus County Library, 4835 Sisk Road
Info: The Friends of the Salida Library is holding its annual used book sale. Thousands of used books, magazines and movies will be available for sale, with prices ranging from 25 cents to $1 per item. All proceeds will be used to support programs at the Salida library.
What: AUDUBON SOCIETY BIRD OUTING
When: Wednesday, 8 a.m.
Where: Groveland Community Services District office, 18966 Ferretti Road
Info: Jeanne Ridgley will lead a monthly bird outing of the Central Sierra Audubon Society to 200 acres of oak, pine and willow habitat with three water storage ponds where migrating and winter birds are spotted. Participants are advised to bring binoculars and a birding field guide if available. Rain will cancel walk. For more information, call Ridgley at (209) 962-7598.
75 YEARS AGO: The Stanislaus and Tuolumne rivers were at their capacity as heavy rain over a series of days threatened to flood out the lowlands. Neil Cecil, irrigation engineer for the Modesto Irrigation District, said 9,000 feet of water per second had been let go through the Don Pedro Dam spillway that morning. And the extreme lowlands along the river were covered when the stream carries 7,000 to 8,000 feet per second of water.