What: RETIRED EDUCATORS LUNCHEON
When: Thursday, 10:30 a.m.
Where: Modesto Elks Lodge, 3645 Charity Way
Info: The California Retired Teachers Association Stanislaus luncheon meeting will feature a presentation on Habitat for Humanity, outlining how it gives “A hand up, not a handout” and how to volunteer. Buffet luncheon is $11. For more information or to make a reservation to attend, call (209) 524-6300 or visit http://div38.calrtamembers.org/contact-us.
What: NEUROPATHY SUPPORT GROUP
When: Monday, 10:30 a.m.
Where: Trinity Presbyterian Church, Rooms 502/503, 1600 Carver Road
Info: Modesto Neuropathy Support Group’s monthly meeting features presenter Samantha Strauch of the Healthy Aging Association, who will speak on the importance of nutrition and will give an exercise demonstration. For more information, call Monte at (209) 531-3838.
What: DEMOCRATIC CLUB MEETING
When: Monday, 6 p.m.
Where: Denny’s restaurant, 1525 McHenry Ave.
Info: The Central Valley Democratic Club meeting will feature guest speaker David Schmidt, regional coordinator of the California Clean Money Campaign. Schmidt will speak on the California Disclosure Act, AB700. Nonmembers are welcome. For more information, call Linda at (209) 863-9137.
What: PILOTS ASSOCIATION MEETING
When: Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Michael’s Pizza Bar & Grill, 500 N. Carpenter Road
Info: The Modesto Airport Pilots Association general meeting features a program titled “Decision Making,” with a DVD by Dick Rutan. There will be a raffle. For more information, call Charlene Fulton at (209) 521-6022.
What: PFLAG EVENT
When: Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Emanuel Lutheran Church, 324 College Ave.
What: SONORA WRITERS GROUP
When: Saturday, 10:30 a.m.
Info: Salvatore Salerno will be the guest presenter at the Sonora Writers Group. Salerno will be available to critique poetry; participants are asked to bring along one long or two short poems. The event is open to the public. Space is limited. For more information, including the event location, call Jill Klajic-Ryan at (209) 743-8097.
40 YEARS AGO: The directors of the Modesto Irrigation District approved a 5 percent, across-the-board, increase in electric power rate that would take effect in July. The increase would have added 52 cents per month to the average household bill, increasing from $10.51 to $11.03. The increase would have improved the districts financial position for the sale of $5 million worth of five-year warrants to help finance projects.