What: LATINO COMMUNITY ROUNDTABLE MEETING
When: Thursday, noon to 1:30 p.m.
Where: Bell Piatto Italian Cucina, 1000 Kansas Ave.
Info: The Latino Community Roundtable’s October membership meeting will feature guest speaker Robert Rubin, civil rights attorney. Lunch is optional. RSVP to attend, as seating is limited. For more information or to RSVP, call (209) 303-2664 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What: FRUIT YARD CENTURY BIKE RIDE
When: Saturday, 7 a.m.
Where: The Fruit Yard, 7948 Yosemite Blvd.
Info: The Stanislaus County Bicycle Club’s annual Fruit Yard Century bicycle ride will leave from the Fruit Yard Restaurant, and bicyclists will ride the route of their choice: 30 miles, 100 kilometers or 104 miles. Bicyclists can hit rest stops for refreshments. After the ride, participants can partake of a barbecued chicken dinner and music. Proceeds from the ride will benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties’ Food for Thought program. For more information, call Marilyn Smith at (209) 604-7295.
What: SCIENCE FEST
When: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Modesto Junior College West Campus, Science Community Center, 2201 Blue Gum Ave.
Info: “Wild Planet Day” is a family-oriented science festival held by the Great Valley Museum and the Modesto Junior College Science, Math and Engineering Division. It will feature interactive science demonstrations, squid and owl pellet dissection, use of microscopes, construction of bat boxes and other hands-on activities. “Dr. Al Chemist” will present experiments, the Bat Lady will be in attendance, and Mike Sutton will have a display of reptiles and amphibians. Admission cost is $8 per person, $20 for family of up to six. The planetarium show requires a $5 additional charge. Food and beverages will be available to purchase. For more information, call the Great Valley Museum at (209) 575-6196.
What: NEUROPATHY SUPPORT GROUP
When: Monday, 1 p.m.
Where: Covenant Village Retirement Community conference room, 2125 N. Olive Ave.
Info: The Turlock Neuropathy Support Group meeting will feature guest speaker Shelly Francesconi, a doctor of pharmacy, who will discuss effective pain medications, avoiding overmedicating, over-the-counter medication do’s and don’ts, and the brown bag program. The event is free and open to the public; the community is encouraged to attend to learn more about effective pain management with medications. For more information, call Joanne at (209) 634-0683.
What: BIRDHOUSE AND PLANT SALE
When: Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon
Where: Rocca Park, Main Street
Info: The Central Sierra Audubon Society will offer birdhouses for sale. The birdhouse sale will be combined with the California Native Plant Society’s fall plant sale. Houses for bats, owls, bluebirds and other small bird species will be offered, as well as books about birds and bird lists for the local area. The birdhouses have been built by members of CSAS.
What: HEALTH FAIR
When: Wednesday, 4 to 7 p.m.
Where: San Joaquin Drug, 9215 E. Highway 140
Info: The annual health fair will feature flu shots, medical screenings, informational booths and healthy-living demonstrations. There will be a bounce house and games for kids, food and prizes. For more information, call Mary Bass at (209) 617-4481 or email email@example.com.
25 YEARS AGO: The Hilmar Yellow Jackets defeated the Patterson Tigers, 27-3, to remain undefeated in the Trans Valley League, at 4-0. The win for the Yellow Jackets was their 37th straight victory. They were ranked No. 6 in the Cal-Hi Sports statewide Class A rankings and No. 1 in The Bee’s small school poll.