What: BLOOD DRIVE
When: Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Grace Lutheran Church and School, 617 W. Orangeburg Ave.
Info: A replacement blood drive is being held for Mason J. Buckner, a 3-year-old cancer patient. Valid ID with date of birth is required for blood donation. For more information or to make an appointment, call Gaylan King at (209) 380-9896 or Bob Hartung at (209) 522-6948.
What: FAMILY DINNER AND MOVIE NIGHT
When: Tuesday, 6 p.m.
Where: Salida branch of the Stanislaus County Library, 4835 Sisk Road
Info: Children and their families can enjoy a family friendly movie and picnic dinner. The featured movie will be the Disney classic “Finding Nemo.” Children are invited to come in their pajamas. Families can bring along a picnic dinner and a blanket. Beverages and popcorn will be provided. For more information, call the Salida library at (209) 543-7353.
What: FINANCIAL EDUCATION WORKSHOP
When: Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Courtyard by Marriott, 750 Motel Drive
Info: MercedFinancial.com will hold an educational workshop on how middle-income families can remove debt, pay significantly less income tax and accumulate wealth. The workshop will be conducted by Ira Blatt; it is free and open to the public. Coffee and dessert will be served. Seating is limited, so participants should call (800) 374-3210 to reserve a seat. For more information, visit www.mercedworkshop.com.
What: FAMILY DAY
When: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Calaveras Big Trees State Park, 1170 Highway 4
Info: State Park Family Day celebration activities will include live birds of prey and reptiles, Meet the Ranger program, crafts, wild things, art from the Bear Valley Art Show, live music, Smokey Bear, games and more. Most activities are free. There is a $3 fee for wagon rides. Food will be available to purchase. For more information, call (209) 795-1196.
40 YEARS AGO: The Turlock Aquatic Club captured top honors in the 17th annual Turlock Invitational Swim Meet, and set 41 meet records. The swim club, defending champions, amassed 542.5 points over two days, while runner-up Atwater earned 496.5 points.