What: PT CRUISER CLUB MEETING
When: Friday, 6 p.m.
Where: Perko’s Cafe, 901 N. Carpenter Road
Info: Highway 99 PT Cruiser Club meeting. All PT Cruisers – stock and custom – and their owners are welcome. PT Cruiser Club meets the third Friday of each month. For more information, visit www.highway99ptcruiserclub.com.
What: MASTERING YOUR EMOTIONS WORKSHOP
When: Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m.
Where: Yoga Health Institute, Frontier Town shopping center, 1419 Standiford Ave., Suite 1
Info: Workshop presentation is on “Learn How to Master Your Emotions.” Attendees can learn how to interrupt negative thinking and how to move from a negative emotion to a positive one. The presenter is Richard Parenti, author of “Emotional Sobriety: Feel Good Secrets for Everyone.” The event is free; to register, call (209) 380-5955.
What: REPUBLICAN WOMEN MEETING
When: Wednesday, 6 p.m.
Where: Perko’s Cafe, 2120 Patterson Road
Info: The Stanislaus East Republican Women Federated meeting features Darren McDaniel, field representative for Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Turlock. McDaniel will speak about high-speed rail and other transportation issues. The group’s meetings are open to the public. Annual dues are $25-$30. For more information or to reserve a spot to attend, call (209) 765-9748.
What: MOTORCYCLE POKER RUN
When: Saturday, 8:30 a.m.
Where: Jamestown Harley-Davidson, 18275 Highway 108
Info: The 14th annual Run to the Pines, sponsored by the Jamestown Harley Owners Group, will be from Jamestown to Dardanelle Resort. The event includes live music and raffle prizes. High hand wins $250; low hand $100. The $25 registration fee includes tri-tip lunch. For more information, call T. Carney, (209) 566-5474.
What: ROUNDTABLE FOR LATINO BUSINESS OWNERS
When: Today, noon to 1 p.m.
Where: Las Casuelas Restaurant, 1580 W. Yosemite Ave.
Info: Michael Eggman, a small businessman and Democratic candidate for the 10th Congressional District, will host a roundtable with local Latino business owners to discuss how Congress can better help small businesses expand their operations and improve the Central Valley economy.
25 YEARS AGO: Due to Stanislaus County’s budget cutbacks for the 1989-90 fiscal year, services were reduced to programs such as the workfare program or Greater Avenues for Independence. The program offered job training and educational programs. The county had planned to serve 30 percent fewer individuals due to the budget cuts.