What: Mended Hearts Support Group
When: Tuesday, 2:30 p.m.
Where: Memorial Medical Plaza, 1800 Coffee Rd., Suite 62
Info: Mended Hearts is a free support group with volunteers who have been through a heart event. They provide support and help to others facing the same experience. A speaker to talk on heart health. For more information, contact Robert Martin 209-838-1444, or email firstname.lastname@example.org or Cardiac Independence Program 209-569-7373.
What: SIR Branch 103 – Monthly Luncheon
When: Wednesday, 10:30 a.m.
Where: Elks Lodge, 645 Charity Way
Info: Sons in Retirement (SIR) Branch 103 is a Gentlemen’s luncheon club. This month’s speaker will be a member of SIR, John Johansen informing the club about cybersecurity. For more information on the porgram or club activities contact Bob Kredit, 209-275-9530 or visit www.sirinc2.org/branch103/.
What: Modesto Parkinson's Support Group
When: Wednesday, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Where: Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1600 Carver Road
Info: The Modesto Parkinson's Support Group invites the public, caregivers and those suffering from the disease to its next meeting. The guest speaker is a speech therapist. Refreshments will be served and with socializing afterward. For more information contact Paul Vantress, 209-526-6184.
What: MJC Science Colloquium
When: Wednesday, 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.
Where: Modesto JC West Campus, 2201 Blue Gum Ave.
Info: The weekly science solloquium will feature the topic: “Nutrition: From the Science to Your Plate.” The subject is presented by Sally Gerling, nutritionist, in the Science Community Center, Room 115. The Colloquium series offers one-hour discussions on timely science-related topics, and is free and open to the public. There is a $2 charge for on campus parking without a permit. For more information , call 209-529-5182 or email email@example.com or visit www.mjc.edu.
What: Friends of the Empire Library Meeting
Where: Empire Library Meeting Room, 18 S. Abbie St.
When: Tuesday, 5 to 6 p.m.
Info: The Friends of the Empire Library will be holding its monthly meeting to discuss the success of our Fall Festival. Those interested in supporting the Friends of the Empire Library are welcome to attend. For more information call 209-551-0102.
What: Live Your Dream Award
When: Deadline: Wednesday
Info: The Soroptimist International of Oakdale presents, Live Your Dream Award, the signature project for the Soroptimist International of the Americas. Each year, the program provides cash grants to head-of-household women so they can achieve their career goals by completing their education or job training. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and be enrolled in, or have been accepted to, a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program. Soroptimist International of Oakdale will award one $1,000 cash award. For more information and/or an application, call Suzette Titus 209-602-6562 or visit www.soroptimist.org. Applications must be received by Wednesday.
Send Region items to Region, The Modesto Bee, P.O. Box 5256, Modesto 95352; call 209-578-2330; fax 209-578-2207; or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
25 YEARS AGO: It was reported that Modesto City Schools planned to lease its driving simulators to Modesto Junior College, which would administer a 12-hour training course for teen-age students. The cost for the course was $135; students under 18 had to complete the course if they wanted a driver's license. The fees were about $14 to $24 less than what private companies, at the time, charged for six hours of behind-the-wheel training. Modesto City Schools cut the program from the budget due to the lack of money and after three years of paying for the training without reimbursement from the state.