RETIRED TEACHERS RECEPTION PLANNED
The Stanislaus Chapter of CTA/NEA-Retired will hold its annual “You Don’t Have to Go Back” reception for newly retired teachers at noon Aug. 12 at the Ceres CTA office, 3900 Mitchell Road. All retired teachers are welcome. Lunch will be provided. CTA/NEA-Retired is an affiliate of the California Teachers Association and the National Education Association that promotes the social, professional and economic well-being of retired teachers, college and university professors, and education support professionals. To RSVP, call Bob McDonough at (209) 581-1220 or Lew Boyle at (209) 485-0818.
SJ COUNTY AG HALL SEEKS NOMINATIONS
The San Joaquin County Agricultural Hall of Fame is looking for nominations for outstanding leaders and mentors from the local farming community, The Record newspaper in Stockton reports. The Hall of Fame has been honoring agricultural figures for 30 years. Each year, at least three living recipients are chosen. There are posthumous awards, too. Those who have been recognized have their photographs and biographies displayed at the San Joaquin County Historical Society & Museum in Micke Grove Park, as well as in the Robert J. Cabral Agricultural Center lobby in south Stockton. They also can be found on the Stockton Chamber of Commerce website: http://stocktonchamber.org/index.php/events/ag-hall. Nominations are due by Aug. 15. For more information, go to the website or call Timm Quinn at (209) 292-8423.
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BIG TREES PARK FUNDRAISER PLANNED
A fundraiser to benefit Calaveras Big Trees State Park is planned Aug. 30, with participants encouraged to dress for the 1880s. Dinner, music and gambling are planned, so the participants must be 21 or older. Called “Calamity at the Redwood Saloon,” the event starts at 5:30 p.m. with refreshments and music. Dinner is scheduled for 7 p.m. Cost is $50 per ticket and includes dinner, two glasses of wine or sarsaparilla, and entrance to the park. Four tickets cost $180, and a table of eight costs $320. No tickets will be sold at the door, so reservations are required. Space is limited. To purchase tickets, go to www.bigtrees.org.