What: Veteran’s Pavilion Dedication
When: Friday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Community Hospice Patient Service Center, 4368 Spyres Way
Info: Community Hospice will dedicate engraved bricks and pavers to honor deceased veterans during ceremony. Community Hospice is a partner in the “We Honor Veterans” program, which is a National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization program. Light refreshments will be served. For more call 209-578-6370 or visit give.hospiceheart.org.
What: Recovery International Meeting
When: Fridays, 7 p.m.
Where: Geneva Presbyterian Church, 1229 E. Fairmont Ave.
Info: Self-help training offered in psychiatric aftercare. Recovery International in its 80th year offering weekly local groups and Web-and telephone-based groups. For more information contact Dave at 209-247-2620 or visit www.recoveryinternational.org.
What: Democratic Women's Club of Stanislaus
When: Saturday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Denny's Conference Room, 1525 McHenry Ave.
Info: No-host club meeting featuring guest speaker Steven Miller, Ph.D, Political Science Professor at Modesto Junior College. Miller will present, “The Cost of the Republican Tax Plan.” Club members and visitors can meet California District 10 candidates Dotty Nygard and Sue Zwahlen. The club also participates in the 10th annual, “Yes We Can” food drive, and asks those wishing to participate to bring non-perishable food items. For more information contact Patty Hughes at email@example.com.
What: Stanislaus Veterans Center Open House
When: Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m.
Where: Stanislaus Veterans Center, Suite 15, 3500 Coffee Road
Info: The Veterans Foundation of Stanislaus County invites veterans and their families to an open house to celebrate installation of inscribed pavers in the Memorial Garden Patio. Snacks in no-host lounge, facility tours. See the beginnings of the Memorial Military Museum. For more information contact Becky Crow, 209-481-7166, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit vetsfoundation.org.
What: Riverbank Historical Society’s Memories Day
When: Thursday, 11 a.m.
Where: Riverbank Historical Museum, 3237 Santa Fe St.
Info: The Riverbank Historical Society presents program featuring a review of the Riverbank Clubhouse with presenter James McAndrews. Anyone with information about the clubhouses is encouraged to attend. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. For more information contact Paulette, 209-838-3340.
What: Community Outreach Holiday Craft Fair
When: Thursday to Saturday
Where: Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Hall, 640 Minaret Ave.
Info: Three days of hand-crafted gifts for purchase, including quilts, aprons, ornaments and more. The fair is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Complimentary coffee and tea with homemade lunches for purchase between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Proceeds go to local charities. For more information contact the church at 209-667-7712.
What: Family Friday, Taiko Drums
When: Friday, 7 to 8 p.m.
Where: Carnegie Arts Center, 250 N. Broadway
Info: The Carnegie Arts Center invites the public to a Taiko Drum demonstration delivered by Ballico Taiko. Free event is part of the Carnegie’s Family Friday series of monthly programs designed to provide fun, educational and creative activities for families. For more information call 209-632-5761 or visit www.carnegieartsturlock.org.
50 YEARS AGO: It was announced that the Yosemite Junior College District had plans to become the largest junior college district, by land area. YJCD had been in talks with the Calaveras County Committee on School District Organization to affiliate its two high school districts with the junior college instead of joining San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton. The annexation plan had to be approved by the State Department of Education and by residents of both high school districts in an election. Had the plan been approved, YJCD’srea would have expanded from 1,027 square miles to 4,825 square miles.