HISPANIC LEADERSHIP COUNCIL MEETING: Greg Aghazarian, assemblyman for the 26th District, will speak at this week's Hispanic Leadership Council meeting. Organizers said Aghazarian will give an overview of events and accomplishments that affect the 26th District. The meeting will take place at 7 a.m. Friday at El Concilio Community Center, 1314 H St. The public is invited.
STUDENTS HONOR VETERANS: Lakewood Elementary School will hold its annual Veterans Day assembly Thursday at
1:15 p.m. The event will begin at 1:30 p.m. and last about 45 minutes. Veterans and those serving are invited to the assembly and will be given the opportunity to introduce themselves. Student Council officers and third-graders will wear uniforms from conflicts including World War I, WWII and the Korean War. Second-graders will recite the preamble of the Constitution and patriotic songs will be sung. For more information, contact Kaye Osborn at 576-4841.
PILATES CLASSES TO START: The city's Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Department is offering a mat Pilates class for adults 18 and older at the Modesto Senior Center, 211 Bodem St. Classes are held Tuesdays and Thursdays through Dec. 11. The fee for this class is $32 for 10 sessions. There are two class times:
Class 31562 from 3 to 4 p.m.; or Class 31852 from 6 to 7 p.m. Register online at www.modestogov.com/econnect, at the Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Department office, 1010 10th St.,
Suite 4400, or at the Modesto Senior Center. For more information, contact Shannon Parker at 491-5944 or email@example.com.
TRAGEDY AT HONDA POINT: On Thursday, directors Ron Howe and Alan Marsden of the Manteca Museum will present a remembrance of a true-to-life account of the Navy's greatest navigational tragedy on Sept. 8, 1923, at Point Pedernales, also known as Honda Point, on the California coast near Lompoc. On that foggy night, seven U.S. Navy destroyers went aground a few miles from the northern entrance to the Santa Barbara Channel; 23 crew members died. Thursday's event will begin at 7 p.m. and refreshments will be served. The museum is at 600 W. Yosemite Ave.
HOLIDAY LUNCH: St. Anthony's School will present "A Home Baked Holiday," Nov. 14, from 10:30 a.m. until 2 p.m., with lunch, a handmade craft faire and raffle. The event will be at 323 N. Fremont Ave., and lunch tickets are $9 per per person, $8 for seniors. For tickets and more information, contact the school office at 823-4513.
TECH SYMPOSIUM: University of California at Merced Chancellor Steve Kang will join Professors Michelle Khine, Jay Sharping and Yihsu Chen in a symposium on the theme "Technology and Society" at 2 p.m. Thursday in the California Room in the Valley Terraces housing area. The symposium is free and open to the public. Khine, a bioengineer, Sharping, who works with ultrafast lasers, and Chen, who studies emissions trading, will each speak for about 20 minutes, followed by a longer presentation from Kang. The seminar is expected to conclude about 4 p.m. Parking is available in the Lake Lot near the campus entrance and costs $2. Details on this symposium and other inauguration events are available online at http://inauguration.ucmerced.edu.
VICTIM'S FUND-RAISER: "The Victim's Voice" and Friends of Larry Morse are holding a fund-raiser to benefit Jacque MacDonald's "The Victim's Voice" program and District Attorney Larry Morse, to help support crime victims and the work being done by Morse. Guest speaker will be Kim Goldman, sister of Ron Goldman, who was murdered with Nicole Brown Simpson. The event begins at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Merced County Fairgrounds Pavilion. Tickets are $40 per person for a steak dinner with all the trimmings. There also will be a no-host bar and silent auction. For tickets or more information, call Angie Martin, 261-0328, or the chamber office at 769-0503.
10TH ANNUAL TUOLUMNE RIVER TRUST CANOE TRIPS: The Tuolumne River Trust is planning a canoe trip down the Tuolumne River. The outing will begin in La Grange and pass through prime salmon spawning grounds, bald eagle habitat and river otter playgrounds. The cost is $45 for members, $60 for nonmembers and $35 for children 12-17. Equipment, instruction and lunch are provided. Upcoming dates are Sunday and Nov. 17. Space is limited. For more information, contact Meg Gonzalez at 236-0330 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ALZHEIMER'S SEMINAR: Miller's Place Alzheimer's Day Care and Resource Center is offering the third in a series of six free educational sessions designed to assist those who are caring for persons with Alzheimer's and other related dementia. The third session, "Getting through the Holidays" will be held Nov. 19 at 9 a.m., at Covenant Village's Berg Hall, 2125 N. Olive Ave. To RSVP, call Miller's Place, at 521-0507. Miller's Place is a program of Doctors Medical Center Foundation, a nonprofit organization.
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