What: THE PLACE SUPPORT GROUP
When: Saturday, 10 a.m. to noon
Where: College Avenue Congregational Church, 1341 College Ave.
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Info: The PLACE – People Learning Acceptance Creating Equality – is a parent support group for those accepting, conflicted or rejecting of a gay child/teen. Meet other parents and receive support, information and education. For more information, call Elizabeth at (209) 818-2378 or Ed at (209) 683-8203.
What: CATALYST MODESTO
When: Thursday, 7 to 8:10 a.m.
Where: Pavilion, 1301 12th St.
Info: Join more than 100 participants from nonprofits, churches, businesses, education, government and neighborhoods to connect and learn from one another. Modesto Police Chief Galen Carroll will be the guest speaker, on the topic “How Can We Make Modesto a Safer Place?” Event is free and open to the public. For more, call (209) 217-1955.
What: COMMUNITY ARTS PRESERVATION
When: Thursday, 5:30 p.m.
Where: McHenry Museum, 1402 I St.
Info: The presentation “How Should We Balance Access and Excellence in the Arts?” features MoBand director George Gardner, street performer Dellanora Green and singer-guitarist Patty Castillo Davis, who will discuss what communities need from the arts and local artists and what creative people need from their communities. The event is free and a reception will follow.
What: FOSSIL SHOW
When: Thursday, 1 p.m.
Where: Keyes branch of the Stanislaus County Library, 4420 Maud Ave.
Info: Terry McMillin from the Mother Lode Mineral Society will present a rock and fossil show. Children will learn about rocks, minerals and fossils and have their geology questions answered. Participants are invited to stay after the program to make their own geodes. For more, call (209) 664-8006.
75 YEARS AGO: W.W. Ferguson was re-elected as president of the Turlock Union High School board of trustees. Albert T. Peterson was seated as a new member to the board. He succeeded Roscoe Service, who had served on the board for 20 years and declined to seek re-election.