MIXER MEETING: The Crows Landing Road of Stanislaus County Commerciantes Unidos will hold a Spring Networking Mixer on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the CRSCCU office, Caruso Shopping Center, 1337 Crows Landing Road, Suite E. Bring your business cards for the meet and greet.
FFA DAY: The 55th annual Future Farmers of America Field Day will be held by the Modesto Junior College Agriculture & Environmental Sciences Department and Young Farmers on Saturday. High school students across California will compete in 20 agriculture-related contests that begin at 7:30 a.m. on the east and west campuses of MJC and at some off-site venues, as well. An awards ceremony will be held at 4 p.m. in the MJC Gymnasium on the east campus. For more information on the FFA Field Day, contact the MJC Agriculture Department at 575-6200.
PHOTO EXHIBIT: "The Clavey -- A River Running Wild," a photography exhibit, is on display at the McHenry Museum. Commissioned by the Tuolumne River Trust and Clavey River Ecosystem Project, the exhibit is by environmental photographer Ron Pickup, a Tuolumne County native who has photographed the Clavey since the 1970s. The exhibit is 36 color photographs that trace the Clavey's 47-mile descent from its snowmelt origins in the High Sierra to its confluence with the Tuolumne River and captures the river's intricate beauty through the seasons. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. McHenry Museum, 1402 I St. For more information, call 577-5366.
TRAVEL CLUB: Big Valley Travel Club will head to see the A's-Giants game in Oakland on Saturday. The cost is $49 for transportation, ticket and goodies. A trip to Monterey and Carmel is planned for April 7-9. The $225 cost includes transportation, two two-day passes to the aquarium, and a luxury room. For more information, call Dick Griffin at 634-6804.
NEW DRIVERS EDUCATION CLASS: The city's Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Department is offering a driver's education class. Coursework may be completed at any time. Students may choose from an Internet or a home-study course. DMV-accepted completion certificates will be issued upon successful completion of the course. Class does not include behind-the-wheel driving. The registration fee is $75 for online study and $85 for home study. For more information, call 577-5344. Register in person at the Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Department office, 1010 10th St., Suite 4400.
SUMMER CHILD CARE: The Ceres Recreation Department will offer a nine-week Summer Camp Program for children ages 5 to 11 from June 9 to Aug. 8. You can sign up week-to-week or for the entire nine weeks. Full-day camps run from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and the fee is $120 per week. Half-day camps run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the cost is $65.00 per week. A 15 percent discount will be given to families registering two or more children. The camps are conducted in the American Legion Hall. The staff-to-camper ratio is no more than one leader to 10 campers and all staff are certified in CPR and first aid. Camps are limited to 30 students. You may register by going to www.ci.ceres.ca.us or at the recreation office, 2720 Second St. The Recreation Department also is looking for recreation leaders to help conduct the summer camps. For more information on the camps or employment, call 538-5782.
THE REO SPEECH TRAIN: Learn to speak in front of an audience with confidence by attending Toastmasters meetings. The new branch will serve the Riverbank, Escalon and Oakdale areas Wednesdays at 6:30 a.m. at Perko's Restaurant, in Riverbank. There is no charge to attend, breakfast is available. For more information, call Scott Ramsey at 968-3865.
CRAB FEED: The Los Banos Rotary Club will hold a crab feed April 4 at the Los Banos Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall, 403 F St. Hosted cocktails from 6 to 7 p.m., followed by dinner. Tickets are $40 and include cocktails, salad, bread, pasta, crab and wine. Proceeds to help fund local Rotary Club projects. For tickets, call Gene Lieb, Los Baños Enterprise, at 826-3831.
GENEALOGY MEETING: A workshop to help beginning and experienced genealogists research their family history will be presented by the Tuolumne County Genealogical Society on Saturday. Workshop topics will include basic genealogy, finding your ancestors in censuses, genealogy on the Internet, land records, wills and probate, military records, writing and publishing, and the LDS Family History Center in east Sonora. People may attend any time from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Tuolumne County Library Community Room on Greenley Road. The cost is $5 for nonsociety members, but the fee will be refunded if the attendee joins the society. Members may participate at no charge. More information is available from Judy Herring, society education director, at 532-6056.
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