What: PT CRUISER CLUB MEETING
When: Friday, 6 p.m.
Where: Perko’s Cafe, 901 N. Carpenter Road
Info: The Highway 99 PT Cruiser Club meeting features a no-host dinner and social time. PT Cruisers meet the third Friday of every month. All PT Cruisers – stock and custom – and their owners are welcome. For more information, visit www.highway99ptcruiserclub.com.
What: BINGO NIGHT AND SPAGHETTI DINNER
When: Friday, 5:30 p.m.
Where: St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Father O’Hare Hall, 1813 Oakdale Road
Info: The Soroptimist International of Modesto North fundraiser features a spaghetti dinner with dessert and wine followed by bingo. Ticket cost is $35 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. Each ticket includes a bingo card. Tickets are available, in advance, from Jeanine Kraus by calling (209) 551-3110.
What: TOWN HALL MEETING
When: Saturday, noon to 2 p.m.
Where: Tenth Street Place, 1010 10th St.
Info: Mayor Garrad Marsh invites the Modesto community to a town hall meeting. The public is welcome to come meet him, hear his vision for Modesto and discuss topics and issues affecting the city. For more information, call Kathy Espinoza at (209) 571-5597.
What: MEMBERSHIP BRUNCH
When: Saturday, 10 a.m.
Info: The Turlock/Modesto branch of the American Association of University Women is holding a membership brunch. Program information for the coming year will be presented, as well as information on the Fall Wine Social Fundraiser for math/science camp for eighth-grade girls and high school scholarships. Tech Trek (math/science camp) girls will share their experiences from being at California State University, Fresno, last summer. The association welcomes guests and prospective members. For more information or to request the event location, call (209) 632-4692 or (209) 634-3592.
What: GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY MEETING
When: Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: LDS Family History Center, 19841 Hillsdale Drive
Info: The Tuolumne County Genealogical Society will hold its annual workshop, featuring keynote speaker Stephen P. Morse. His topic will be “From DNA to Genetic Genealogy.” There also are many genealogy classes offered, from beginning to advanced. Preregistration for Genealogical Society members with syllabus is $5, nonmembers with syllabus $10. Registration forms can be downloaded at http://tcgsonline.org. For more information, call (209) 532-1317.
40 YEARS AGO: Three area hospitals, out of 23 California hospitals surveyed, earned their accreditation. Doctors Hospital of Modesto, Del Puerto Hospital of Patterson and Turlock Community Hospital earned their accreditation from the California Medical Association and the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals.