What: BLOOD DONATIONS
When: Friday, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Where: 2900 Standiford Ave.
Info: Check out the BloodSource Summer Classic 2014. Blood donors will receive a commemorative Sizzlin’ Summer Classic T-shirt. Participants also may enter to win hourly drawings. Free “Be The Match” marrow registry for those 18 to 44 years old also will be available.
What: FOSTER OR ADOPTIVE PARENT INFORMATION SESSION
When: Tuesday, 6:30 to 9 p.m.
Where: Sierra Vista Child and Family Services, 101 Park Ave.
Info: An orientation and information class is planned for those interested in learning more about becoming foster or adoptive parents. For more information or to register to attend, call Vance Kelley at (209) 491-0872.
What: LATINO SMALL-BUSINESS OWNER ROUNDTABLE
When: Today, noon to 1 p.m.
Where: Gano & la Evolusion, 1231 Eighth St., Suite 175
Info: Democratic candidate for Congress Michael Eggman will host an economic roundtable with female business owners, educators and local female leaders to discuss how Congress can better help women succeed economically, thereby strengthening families and Central Valley communities. To attend, RSVP to email@example.com.
What: BIRD FEEDER CRAFT
When: Thursday, 3 p.m.
Where: Ceres branch of the Stanislaus County Library, 2250 Magnolia Ave.
Info: Children are invited to make bird feeders from pine cones and other materials. Books will be on display and available for checkout. Finished products may be taken home and displayed. The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ceres Library. For more information, call the Ceres library at (209) 537-8938.
What: FIZZY DRINK SCIENCE
When: Today, 1 p.m.
Where: Keyes branch of the Stanislaus County Library, 4420 Maud Ave.
Info: Children can create a refreshing lemonade soda while learning about the chemical reaction that occurs when an acid is added to a base. This craft is sponsored by the Friends of the Keyes Library. For more information, call the Keyes library at (209) 664-8006.
What: EDUCATIONAL ACADEMY INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS
When: Monday and Aug. 6, 9 a.m.
Where: Gateway Academy, 1998 E. Yosemite Ave.
Info: Gateway Academy, a TK-8 home-school charter, is holding informational meetings. For more information, call (209) 838-7177 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
40 YEARS AGO: The Ceres City Council tentatively set the 1974-75 budget at $1,948,778. This was a revised budget after the council cut $37,000 from an earlier budget to increase the undistributed reserves to $194,000. The council was expected to approve the budget at its next meeting.