What: CIVIL WAR ASSOCIATION MEETING
When: Wednesday, 6 p.m.
Where: Coach’s Corner, 950 Oakdale Road
Info: The Stanislaus Civil War Association will hold its monthly meeting, preceded by an optional dinner. The guest speaker will be Larry Tagg, who will speak about his new book, “The Unpopular Mr. Lincoln.”
What: CITY MINISTRY NETWORK CATALYST
When: Thursday, 7 to 8:10 a.m.
Where: Family Life Pavilion, 1301 12th St.
Info: Join attendees from nonprofits, churches, businesses, education, government and neighborhoods for a time of connection and networking to transform the community. The guest speaker will be Stan Risen, Stanislaus County chief executive officer, who will discuss the topic “Rowing Together for the Well-Being of our Families.” Coffee will be served at 6:45 a.m. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (209) 217-1955.
What: SPEAKER JAM
When: Saturday, 1 to 8 p.m.
Where: Zephyr Clarke Wellness Drop-in Center, 716 Marshall Ave.
Info: Speaker Jam will be presented by the West Modesto King Kennedy Neighborhood Collaborative’s Zephyr Clarke Wellness Drop-in Center in partnership with the Recovery Wellness Center. The event will feature speakers who will discuss their journey to recovery, along with live music, art, vendors and food. There will also be a play area and face painting for kids. The event is free and open to the public.
What: COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEETING
When: Monday, 7:00 pm
Where: 2201 Morrill Road
Info: Bereaved parents, grandparents, and adult siblings are invited to attend this support group for families whose children have died at any age, from any cause. For more information, call (209) 622-6786 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What: FIBER ARTS GROUP MEETING
When: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Tuolumne County Library, 480 Greenley Road
Info: The Studio 49 Fiber Arts Group will hold its monthly meeting for those interested in spinning, weaving, knitting, crocheting or anything related to the fiber arts. Visitors are welcome. For more information, call (209) 533-0593 or visit http://mlwsguild.org.
25 YEARS AGO: It was announced that Stanislaus County was in the process of evaluating options to eliminate a $5.9 million budget deficit. The county’s 13 library branches, including the Modesto branch, were in jeopardy of closing their doors. At the time, the library system ran on a $2.9 million annual allotment.