Meetings, club events in and around Modesto (11/10/18)


What: Midterm Election Recap 2018

When: Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Where: Denny's Conference Room, 1525 McHenry Ave., Modesto.

Info: With guest speakers Stanislaus County Voter Registrar, Lee Lundrigan, Lawrence L. Giventer, Professor Emeritus Dept. of Political Science & Public Administration, California State University, Stanislaus. Seating limited. For more information call 209-303-4042.

What: Dream It, Be It

When: Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Where: Memorial Medical Plaza, 1800 Coffee Road

Info: The Soroptimist International of Modesto presents the program “Dream It, Be It.” The program works to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. This is a daylong conference for secondary school-age girls, where they will learn about career opportunities, setting and achieving goals, and overcoming obstacles to success. Girls and their parents/guardians can learn more and sign up for the program by contacting Ruth Bright at

What: Special Veterans Day Sunday Service

When: Sunday, 10 a.m.

Where: First United Methodist Church, 850 16th St.

Info: Emmet Cahill, an award-winning Irish tenor and member of the world-renowned Irish singing group Celtic Thunder, will be the musical guest at First United Methodist Church on Sunday. The community is welcome to join the service at 10 a.m., when Cahill will share solos and sing with the FUMC Chancel Choir. Admission is free. For more information call 209-522-9046, x 210 or visit

What: Beginners Bridge Lessons

When: Monday, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Where: Modesto Bridge Center, 1117 Lone Palm

Info: Learn to play bridge or sharpen your game skills at the Modesto Bridge Center on Mondays at 9 a.m. Small group lessons plus lunch for $17. Taught by Judy Remmers and Jan Mastenbroek, master players. Modesto Bridge Center also offers playing opportunities on Mondays and Wednesdays for those who already know the game and want to achieve a higher level of play. Reservations encouraged but not required. For more information, contact Judy Remmers at 209-484-1742 or e-mail at

What: Hutton House Volunteers Orientation

When: Monday, 5-8 p.m.

Where: Hutton House, 201 Jennie St.

Info: Center for Human Services will be holding training dates for volunteer positions for Hutton House, a shelter for runaway and homeless youth ages 13-17. Volunteers are expected to attend all training dates, Nov. 1, 6, 8, 12, and 14. For more information call 209-526-1476 or visit

What: Veterans Pavilion Dedication Ceremony

When: Monday, 11:11 a.m.

Where: Haig & Isabel Berberian Patient Service Center, 4368 Spyres Way

Info: Community Hospice will honor those who have served and are currently serving our country in the armed forces at the annual Veterans Pavilion Dedication Ceremony. Community members are welcome to reflect and memorialize a loved one. There is no charge to attend. 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 information visit call Community Hospice Foundation at 209-578-6370 or visit

What: Modesto Republican Woman

When: Tuesday, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Where: Season’s Catering, 945 McHenry Ave.

Info: Modesto Republican Woman’s club will hold its monthly lunch meeting with Mayor of Modesto Ted Brandvold as guest speaker. Socializing at 11:30 a.m., lunch at noon. Cost $16. For information or to RSVP, call 209-567-3399 or email

What: Modesto Sea Scouts

When: Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m.

Where: Boy Scout Clubhouse, Enslen Park, 501 Stoddard Ave.

Info: Modesto Sea Scouts meet each Tuesday at the Boy Scout Clubhouse. They are welcoming new members between the ages of 14-21. For more information email or visit



What: Riverbank Historical Society Movie Fundraiser

When: Thursday, Nov. 15, 6:30 p.m.

Where: Galaxy Theatre, 2525 Patterson Road

Info: The Riverbank Historical Society is hosting a fundraiser at Galaxy Theatre celebrating the 25th anniversary of “Back To The Future 2.” There will be two DeLoreans on display and other movie memorabilia. Tickets are $20; all proceeds go toward the museum’s expansion to house the City’s 1918 City Fire Truck and other large items. Tickets are available at O’Briens Riverbank supermarket, at the museum on Tuesday and Thursday mornings and Saturday afternoons, or email Paulette Roberson at


What: Veterans Day/Armistice Day Celebration

When: Saturday, 2 p.m.

Where: Tuolumne County Museum, 158 Bradford Street.

Info: This year’s Veterans Day/Armistice Day marks 100 years since the official end of World War I. The Tuolumne County Historical Society is planning a World War I exhibit dedication on Saturday at the Tuolumne County Museum. The event is open to the community. The program will include a color guard and dignitaries. For more information contact Jan Jorn-Baird at 209-532-1106.


What: Sunshine Club Weekly Luncheon

When: Mondays, 1 p.m.

Where: The Sizzler, 3101 Hotel Drive

Info: The Sunshine Club is a support group for men and women who have lost a loved one. Meet people who understand what suddenly being alone really means. The lunch is no-host. For more information, contact Darlene at 209-668-6792.


What: Business After Hours Mixer

When: Tuesday, 5:30-7 p.m.

Where: Black Oak Casino Resort, 19400 Tuolumne Road North

Info: The Twain Harte Area Chamber of Commerce invites the public to its Business After Hours Mixer at Black Oak Casino Resort’s Hotel on the lower level. There will be a no-host bar and a buffet of finger foods provided by the Black Oak Catering staff. Cost is $15 and includes a gaming free play and dining coupons. Businesses are encouraged to bring baskets and gifts for a silent auction. For more information, call the chamber at 209-585-4482 or email or visit

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100 YEARS AGO: Due to the influenza epidemic, Modesto Mayor Morris determined that the ordinance on wearing masks while in public would remain in effect. The mayor reached this decision with city and county health officer Dr. J. K. Ransom. The Modesto School Board also determined that schools would remain closed until the mayor lifted the mask requirement. Ceres schools were to remain closed, as well as country schools and Sunday church schools.