What: BLUE STAR MOMS MEETING
When: Sunday, 2 p.m.
Where: Golden Corral restaurant, 3737 McHenry Ave.
Info: Mid-Cal Blue Star Moms hold their monthly meeting. Blue Star Moms support troops, veterans, their families and one another. The goal of the group is to send care packages and letters throughout the year to those who are serving overseas and stateside. For more information, call chapter President Emmy McDaniel at (209) 595-3764 or email email@example.com.
What: CASH FOR COLLEGE NIGHTS
When: Tuesday and Wednesday, 6 p.m.
Where: Modesto Junior College West Campus, Glacier Hall, 2201 Blue Gum Ave.
Info: Modesto Junior College is offering two Cash for College Nights for high school seniors and recent graduates. Free financial aid workshops offer basic overview of the application process, with computers and financial aid technicians available to assist attendees in filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Assistance for Spanish-speaking attendees will also be provided. No advance registration needed. For more information, call the MJC financial aid office at (209) 575-7700.
What: “ABUSE IN LATER LIFE” CROSS-TRAINING
When: Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Community Service Agency, cafeteria training room, 251 E. Hackett Road
Info: Stanislaus Elder Abuse Prevention Alliance presents “Abuse in Later Life,” cross-training for service providers. The training is designed to enhance older victims’ safety and quality of life. It is free, and lunch will be provided. For more information or to register to attend, call (209) 593-6116 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What: TAX PREPARATION ASSISTANCE
When: Wednesday, 3 to 7 p.m.
Where: Riverbank branch of the Stanislaus County Library, 3442 Santa Fe St.
Info: Volunteers trained by the IRS will be available to assist with tax preparation. Space is limited. For more information or to sign up for tax assistance, call the Riverbank library at (209) 869-7008.
What: DR. SEUSS BIRTHDAY CRAFT
When: Saturday, 1:30 p.m.
Where: Newman branch of the Stanislaus County Library, 1305 Kern St.
Info: In anticipation of Dr. Seuss’ birthday in March, the Newman library will host a Seuss-themed craft. Children are invited to make a “Red Fish, Blue Fish” bowl using paper plates and goldfish crackers. For more information, call the Newman library at (209) 862-2010.
50 YEARS AGO: R.C. Smith, owner of Modesto Television Service, moved into a new 5,000-square-foot concrete block building at 1225 Tully Road. Smith had been formerly located at 1817 Tully Road.