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Stanislaus County

What: SENIOR RELIEF BUDDY PROGRAM

Info: The Stanislaus County Area Agency on Aging is seeking volunteers for its Senior Relief Buddy Program, which focuses on assisting caregivers of frail elders. The Relief Buddy program gives caregivers a break while seniors interact with trained and certified volunteers. Volunteers must pass a fingerprint background check and attend a visitor orientation and a four-hour class. Volunteers will be contacted to assist occasionally and for approximately three to four hours each time. Mileage reimbursement will be available. For more information, call Julia Washington, volunteer coordinator, at (209) 525-4613.


Modesto

What: FUNDRAISER POKER RUN

When: Sunday, 9 to 11 a.m. registration

Where: Spinnakers Lounge, 2031 Yosemite Blvd.

Info: The Vengeful Saints M.C. of Modesto is holding a fundraiser poker run. The cost is $20 per person. The poker run involves stopping at businesses throughout the area with the goal of getting the best poker hand. Prizes will be given for best poker hand and for low poker hand. The final stop will be at The Other Place on Yosemite Avenue, where there will be a barbecue, live music by Echo Chamber, raffle drawing and 50/50 drawing. Proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society. For more information, call Tony at (209) 678-3919 or Tom at (209) 380-8221.

What: NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH MEETING

When: Monday, 6:30 p.m.

Where: Modesto Church of the Brethren, 2301 Woodland Ave.

Info: Loose dogs will be the subject of the Woodland West community neighborhood watch meeting. In attendance will be Modesto Police Department Animal Control Supervisor John Bear, Modesto Police Department Area Command Sgt. Gary Crawford and Crime Prevention Officer Rosie Garcia.

What: GRAND PRIX SNEAK PEEK

When: Tuesday, noon to 2 p.m.

Where: Vintage Faire Mall, 3401 Dale Road

Info: The sneak peek of the Modesto Grand Prix will feature a short program, video presentation and two professional kart drivers with their karts. Attendees can ask questions and get autographs. For more information, call Brittney at (209) 571-5515.

What: SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS WORKSHOP

When: Wednesday, 6 p.m.

Where: Stanislaus County Library, 1500 I St.

Info: Thomas K. Thornson, president of the Society for Financial Awarness, will present an educational workshop on strategies for signing up for Social Security benefits. Event is free and open to the public. For more information or to register, call Karen Schemper at (209) 312-9718.


Newman

What: CLAY CRAFT

When: Saturday, 1 p.m.

Where: Newman library, 1305 Kern St.

Info: Play time with clay is free and sponsored by the Friends of the Newman Library. For more information, call (209) 862-2010.



YESTERYEARS

75 YEARS AGO: In Waterford, Naomi Root won a silver medal in a public-speaking contest. The contest was held at the Community Church by the Loyal Temperance Legion, the junior department of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union. Other participants included Eva Quisenberry, Helen Jane Lipsey and Ophella Cunningham.

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