What: RETIRED TEACHERS MEETING
When: Thursday, noon
Where: Certified Teachers Association office, 3900 Mitchell Ave.
Info: The quarterly meeting of the Stanislaus County chapter of CTA/NEA Retired will feature a review of the CTA-Retired Conference, up-to-date information on items of interest to retired teachers and presentation of the new website. For more information, call (209) 485-0818.
What: ENDING CULTURE OF VIOLENCE AT SCHOOLS
When: Thursday, 7 to 9 p.m.
Where: Martin G. Petersen Event Center, 720 12th St.
Info: A panel discussion on “Ending the Culture of Violence on School and College Campuses” will feature local public safety officials, college representatives and mental health professionals. It is coordinated by the American Association of University Women and sponsored by the Stanislaus County Office of Education; League of Women Voters; and Delta Kappa Gamma, an international society for key female educators. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What: HISPANIC EDUCATION CONFERENCE
When: Saturday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Modesto Junior College East Campus, Performing and Media Arts Center, 435 College Ave.
Info: The Modesto Junior College Hispanic Conference will expose Latino high school students to higher education and a variety of occupations. Students will attend workshops, and the keynote speaker will be Jorge Perez, director of the Department of Student, Parent and Community Support Services for Modesto City Schools, who will share how he turned from gang involvement to complete his education and become a positive leader. Registration is free and forms to register may be downloaded at www.mjc.edu/general/hec. For more information, call (209) 575-6698 or email email@example.com.
What: COMMUNITY WORK DAY
When: Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon
Where: Dos Rios Ranch, 3559 Shiloh Road
Info: A community work day will clean up berms and plant willows to help the riparian bush rabbit. Participants should bring a reusable water bottle and work gloves. Rain would cancel the event. For more information, call Meg Gonzalez at (209) 236-0330 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What: SPAY AND NEUTER CLINIC
Where: Maze Animal Hospital, 201 Maze Blvd.
Info: Cat Network of Stanislaus County is holding low-cost spay and neuter clinics for stray cats. Cost is $30. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (209) 735-0604 or email email@example.com.
What: SENIOR BREAKFAST
When: Sundays, 9 a.m.
Where: Denny’s restaurant, 1525 McHenry Ave.
Info: Senior breakfast club event. For more information, call Mazine at (209) 576-0279.
What: PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP
When: Monday, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Sutter Gould Medical Foundation Health Education Conference Center, 1700 McHenry Ave., Suite 60B
Info: The US Too prostate cancer support group meeting will feature individual sharing of personal stories. There are separate sharing groups for men and women. Brief reports will be given on the Cancer Survivorship Conference and there will be social snacking. For more information, call Ken Willmarth at (209) 521-6468.
What: BIRDING OUTING
When: Saturday, 8 a.m.
Where: Perko’s Cafe, 824 E. Mono Way
Info: The Central Sierra Audubon Society will host a bird outing to the Lower Spring of Pearls pond. It will be led by Paolo Maffei and will begin near Oakdale and work up the river. For more information, call (209) 532-8426.
What: GROUNDWATER FORUM
When: Saturday, 9:30 a.m.
Where: O’Connor Woods, West Hall, 3400 Wagner Heights Road
Info: The League of Women Voters of San Joaquin County presents “Groundwater in San Joaquin County: Challenges to Managing a Vital and Threatened Resource,” a forum with panelists including county officials and water district representatives. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, email LWVSJV@gmail.com.
25 YEARS AGO: The five-week strike by 200 workers at Tri Valley Growers’ container division ended. The workers approved a new contract that met many of their demands by a vote of 149 to 29.