What: DAY WITH WILDLIFE
When: Today, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center, 1220 Geer Road, Hughson, inside Fox Grove Fishing Access.
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Info: The Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center fundraiser will include live animal presentations, a bake sale, barbecued tri-tip sandwiches, T-shirts, a raffle and silent auction. There also will be face painting, crafts, owl pellets to take apart, and volunteers, employees and resident animals to meet. The new eagle cage under construction behind the front yard is an imposing structure at 100 feet long and 18 feet tall. SWCC cares for about 2,000 injured and orphaned wild animals every year. This year, it has admitted ospreys, bald and golden eagles, and wild boar, along with all of the common hawks, owls, songbirds, egrets, herons, squirrels, raccoons, coyote, fox, bats and more. The schedule of Day With Wildlife talks and list of raffle prizes are on the SWCC website, www.stanislauswildlife.org. Parking is 700 feet down a hill at the launching ramp. There is no parking along the road or at the gate.
What: GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY MEETING
When: Tuesday, 7 p.m.
Where: Trinity United Presbyterian Church, Telle Center, 1600 Carver Road
Info: The Genealogical Society of Stanislaus County is holding a meeting featuring guest speaker James Baker, Ph.D., on the topic “Finding the Hardest Ones: Elementary My Dear Watson! Solving Your Genealogy Puzzles With Clues You Already Have.” Handouts will be distributed to attendees. Refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Bev Johnson at (209) 526-5009 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What: POWER OF THE PURSE PROGRAM
When: Wednesday, 10:30 a.m.
Where: Gallo Center for the Arts, 1000 I St.
Info: United Way of Stanislaus County Women’s Leadership Council is holding its annual “Power of the Purse” event. The luncheon portion of the event has sold out, but tickets to hear keynote speaker Carissa Phelps are still available. Cost for program-only tickets is $25. For more information, call (209) 523-4562 or email POPinfo@uwaystan.org.
What: CONSTITUTION DAY OBSERVANCE
When: Wednesday, 7 p.m.
Where: Modesto Junior College East Campus, Forum 101, 435 College Ave.
Info: The Modesto Junior College Civic Engagement Project is presenting a Constitution Day observance featuring professor Lawrence L. Giventer, who will speak on “The Constitution and the Right to Vote.” The event is free and open to the public. There is a $2 parking fee. For more information, call professor Elizabeth McInnes at (209) 575-6299 or email email@example.com.
What: VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
When: Thursday, 5 to 6 p.m.
Where: Parent Resource Center, 811 5th St.
Info: The Parent Resource Center is holding an information session for those interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities at the center. Volunteer duties include child care, special events, office support, food pickup, groundskeeping/landscaping and more. For more information or to register to attend, call Debbie at (209) 549-8193.
What: LATINO EMERGENCY COUNCIL MEETING
When: Friday, 8:15 a.m.
Where: El Concilio Community Center, 1314 H St.
Info: The Latino Emergency Council is holding a monthly meeting featuring Fire Warden Dale Skiles, Stanislaus County’s assistant director of emergency services, who will address the role his office plays in emergency preparedness in Stanislaus County. The event is free and open to the public.
What: SIERRA CLUB/YOKUTS GROUP MEETING
When: Friday, 6:45 p.m.
Where: College Avenue Congregational Church, Fellowship Hall, 1341 College Ave.
Info: The September meeting of the Sierra Club/Yokuts Group features Maryann Hight and Steve Tomlinson, who will present a program on their daily commutes on bicycles. The event is fee and open to the public. For more information, call Dorothy at (209) 549-9155.
What: REPUBLICAN WOMEN FEDERATED MEETING
When: Wednesday, 5:45 p.m.
Where: Perko’s Restaurant, 2120 Patterson Road
Info: The Stanislaus East Republican Women Federated monthly meeting features Wayne Zipser, executive manager of the Stanislaus County Farm Bureau, head of the Stanislaus County Water Advisory Commission and member of the East San Joaquin Water Quality Coalition. He will address regional water issues. The event is open to the public. For more information, call (209) 765-9748.
100 YEARS AGO: Final arrangements were being developed to bring the first State Dairy Show to Modesto, scheduled for Oct. 15-17. The management of the Orchard and Farm, the Hearst farm paper, was organizing the event.