What: CHAIN GANG VOLUNTEERS
Info: The Modesto Junior College football team is in need of four volunteers to serve on the 2014 “chain gang” for five home football games. Qualifications are a love of football and a commitment to attend all five home games. Volunteers will be responsible for manning the chains used to show the 10-yard distance needed to obtain a new set of downs. This year’s MJC home games are Sept. 13, Sept. 27, Oct. 25, Nov. 1 and Nov. 15. Kickoff is at 6 p.m. for the first four games and at 1 p.m. for the final game. For more information, call Nick Stavrianoudakis, interim director of athletics, at (209) 575-6835.
What: KIDNEY SMART CLASSES
Where: Davita Healthcare, 3001 Healthcare Way, Suite 101
Info: Do you have diabetes, high blood pressure or chronic kidney disease? Do you have questions about your kidney health? Local community classes are available at no charge. Learn more about chronic kidney disease and how diabetes and high blood pressure may affect your kidney health. Get information on diet, modality choices and coping with chronic kidney disease. For more information, to obtain dates and a schedule of classes, or to register to attend, call Cindy Harrison, R.N., at (209) 202-9319.
What: LEGO LIBRARY DAY
When: Wednesday, 3:30 p.m.
Where: Patterson branch of the Stanislaus County Library, 46 N. Salado Ave.
Info: Children will have the opportunity to build Lego displays for the library. Lego play helps children develop fine motor skills. Children under 4 are welcome but must have direct adult supervision. For more information, call the Patterson library at (209) 892-6473.
What: ZUMBA CLASSES
When: Mondays, 6 p.m.
Where: Salida branch of the Stanislaus County Library, 4835 Sisk Road
Info: Weekly Zumba classes are conducted by certified instructors. This program is presented in partnership with Sierra Vista Child & Family Services. Exercise and strengthen your body. These classes are open to adults only; no child care will be provided. Participants must complete a waiver. For more information, call the Salida library at (209) 543-7353
50 YEARS AGO: The final plan for the unification of the Ceres and Westport elementary school districts under the Ceres High School District was approved. For final approval of the unification, the plan was forwarded to the State Board of Education for its September meeting. Stanislaus County Schools Superintendent Fred C. Beyer said no election date had been set.