What: US Too Prostate Cancer Support Group
When: Monday, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Sutter Memorial Conference Center, 1700 McHenry Ave., Suite 60B
Info: The support group will feature member Ken Willmarth, an 18 year prostate cancer survivor. Willmarth will tell his story, share his understanding of cancer, how to stay well during the fight and other helpful insight. Newcomers are welcome. All are welcome. Following this program, the group will break into respective men’s and women’s circles of caring and sharing. Call Darrell Wilson, 707-628-5901.
What: Free Homework Help
When: Wednesdays, 4:30-6 p.m.
Where: Hobby Lobby, 2801 McHenry Ave.
Info: The Sundar STEAM Academy will be providing students in grades 3-5 free homework help every Wednesday through May 20. Tuition is free and students should bring their homework, textbooks, class notes, writing tools, water and snacks. Contact Viji K. Sundar, Ph. D at 209-918-2469 or email [email protected] or visit sundarsteamacademy.com/events.
What: Community Engagement Forum
When: Wednesday, March 4, 6-7:30 p.m.
Where: Thomas Downey High School, 1000 Coffee Road
Info: Modesto City Schools retained Jason Okonofua, PhD, UC Berkeley Professor and expert in social psychology, to study their discipline policies and make recommendations. Okonofua has engaged MCS students and staff through a variety of surveys and meetings to gather data and feedback. At the forum, Okonofua will report his recommendations based on his study findings. His findings and recommendations will then be presented to the Board of Education on Monday, March 9. Spanish translation will be provided. Visit www.mcs4kids.com.
What: AFP Lunch and Learn Program
When: Thursday, March 5, noon to 1:30 p.m.
Where: Greens on Tenth, 953 10th St.
Info: The Association of Fundraising Professionals, Yosemite chapter, invites the public to its next lunch meeting. March’s meeting will feature guest speaker Adrenna Alkhas, marketing director for the Stanislaus County Fair. Alkhas will speak on “How Your Brand Can Generate More Income For You.” Cost is $25 for members, $35 for nonmembers. RSVP: By 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 3. Questions or to RSVP: email [email protected] or visit community.afpglobal.org/afpcayosemitechapter.
What: TK and Kindergarten Program and Enrollment Information Meeting
When: Wednesday, March 18, 10 a.m. to 12 noon
Where: Hickman Charter School Auditorium, 13306 Fourth St.
Info: Hickman Charter School, a California Distinguished School, has been serving the homeschooling community in Stanislaus County and beyond since 1994. Each spring a series of meetings are offered to provide information for those interested in enrolling their student(s) for the following school year. The last meeting will be, Wednesday, April 8. Visit www.hcs.hickmanschools.org or www.facebook.com/hickmancharterschool, or call the school office at 209-874-9070.
What: Play: “Proof”
When: Through March 8
Where: Murphys Creek Theatre, 580 S Algiers St.
Info: The Murphys Creek Theater invites the public to author David Auburn’s play “Proof,” directed by Todd Thomas. “Proof” wanders into the notes left behind by a brilliant mathematician. Check website for days and time. Tickets, $28 general admission; seniors $22; students $12 and children under age 12 $10. Call 209-728-8422 or email [email protected] or visit murphyscreektheatre.org.
What: Strength Training Class for Older Adults
When: Tuesdays & Fridays, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Where: Riverbank Community Center, 3600 Santa Fe St.
Info: The Healthy Aging and Association will offer free strength training classes for ages 60 and over. The Young at Heart Strength Training classes work on strength, balance and flexibility to help reduce the risk of falling and to help participants maintain their independence. Exercises can be done seated or standing. For more information call 209-525-4670.
What: Income Tax Preparation Assistance
When: Mondays, 4-7:30 p.m.
Where: Nick W. Blom Salida Regional Library, 4835 Sisk Road
Info: Free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs will be offered through the last week in March at various Stanislaus County libraries. Volunteers, trained and certified by the IRS, will provide tax preparation assistance. Interested parties are encouraged to make an appointment, walk-ins may be helped if time permits. Taxpayers must bring ID and social security cards for each person who will be on their tax return and the prior year’s tax return, if available. Call 209-543-7315 or visit www.stanislauslibrary.org.
What: Sunshine Club weekly luncheon
When: Mondays, 1 p.m.
Where: Applebees 2501 Fulkerth Road
Info: The Sunshine Club is a support group for men and women who have lost a loved one. Meet people who understand what suddenly being alone really means. The lunch is no-host. Call Darlene at 209-668-6792.
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