What: TOWN HALL MEETING
When: Saturday, noon to 2 p.m.
Where: Tenth Street Place, 1010 10th St.
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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: NEIGHBORHOOD ALLIANCE MEETING
When: Monday, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Trinity United Presbyterian Church, Telle Center, Room 503, 1600 Carver Road
Info: The DelWood Neighborhood Alliance and DelWood Neighborhood Watch are having a meeting of volunteers working together to make the neighborhood a safer and better place to live. For more information, email email@example.com.
What: SENIOR COALITION MEETING
When: Tuesday, 2:30 p.m.
Where: Aging & Veterans Services Office, 121 Downey Ave., Suite 102
Info: Those interested in participating in the Senior Coalition of Stanislaus County, a group of organizations and individuals working collaboratively to provide education and leadership to create awareness of seniors and people with disability issues, are invited to attend a monthly meeting. Meetings generally are held the fourth Tuesday of each month. For more information, contact Erlinda Bourcier, Senior Coalition coordinator, at (209) 523-2800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: VETERANS ADVISORY COMMISSION MEETING
When: Monday, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Patterson City Hall, council chambers, 1 Plaza
Info: Veterans and families of veterans are encouraged to attend the meeting of the Stanislaus County Veterans Advisory Commission and talk to the commission about problems. For more information, call Jim Madden at (209) 914-4764.
What: GOING BATTY SEMINAR
When: Saturday, 10 a.m. to noon
Where: Calaveras Big Trees State Park, Jack Knight Hall, 1170 State Highway 4
Info: Seminar at the park will feature Dave Johnston, associate wildlife ecologist at H.T. Harvey & Associates and a board member of the North American Society for Bat Research. He has spent more than 20 years investigating impacts to bat populations from post-construction wind and solar energy projects, urbanization and transportation issues. After the lecture, Johnston will lead the group into the field to mist net and to observe bats in the wild. Day-use fee is $10. For more information, call the Calaveras Big Trees Association, (209) 795-3840, or visit www.bigtrees.org.
50 YEARS AGO: Stanislaus County Superintendent Fred C. Beyer announced before a group of 40 district trustees and administrators that four school districts would conduct mergers as per the state master plan for Stanislaus County. The districts included Modesto, Turlock, Oakdale and the county’s West Side area.