What: New docent volunteer training
When: Oct. 3, 10 and 17, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Where: Great Valley Museum, Modesto Junior College West Campus
Info: Opportunity to share information with museum visitors about the habitats, animals and plants of the Great Central Valley. A background in science is not required, just enthusiasm for working with people. Come be part of our unique and local museum. For more information or to register, please call 209-575-6196 or go to www.mjc.edu/gvm.
What: Rummage sale
When: Aug. 6-7, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 505 W. Granger Ave.
Info: Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Ct. 1402, will hold the sale. Proceeds are donated to local charities and scholarships. For more information, contact Madeline Holloway, 209-524-8347.
What: Out of the Darkness Walk
When: Sept. 17, 8 a.m.
Where: Mancini Bowl in Graceda Park
Info: All proceeds go to The American Foundation For Suicide Prevention. You can register online at www.afsp.org/walkcentralvalley or at the park the morning of the walk. There will be guest speakers, music, refreshments and a raffle. There is no cost to participate. If you raise, $150 you will receive an Out of the Darkness event T-shirt. For additional information, call Alice Quayle at (209) 545-8070 or email email@example.com.
What: Sunshine Club weekly luncheons
When: Mondays, 1:30 p.m.
Where: Applebee's Restaurant, 2501 Fulkerth Road
Info: A support group for both men and women who have lost a loved one. Meet new friends who understand what suddenly being alone really means. For information contact Darlene 209-668-6792.
40 YEARS AGO: It was announced that the California cannery workers’ strike had the potential to end, but not before losses to the canneries hit $170 million. The losses extended to Modesto and Patterson as a heat wave of more than 100 degrees hit Stanislaus County and accelerated fruit and vegetable loss. Apricot growers in Patterson declared the season a loss, and peach losses increased from 12,000 tons to 15,000 tons due to the heat. Statewide, 30,000 cannery workers were on strike with 3,000 of those coming from the Stanislaus area.