SENIOR LEARNING INFORMATIONAL MEETING
When: Thursday, 9 a.m. to noon
Where: Modesto Junior College West Campus, Building 6000, MICL classroom, 2201 Blue Gum Ave.
Info: The Modesto Institute for Continued Learning, a center for lifelong learners affiliated with Modesto Junior College, invites senior citizens who are looking for a fun learning program to an informational meeting. For additional information, call MJC Community Education at 575-6063 or MICL representative Jerry Jackman at 577-5616.
When: Jan. 18-22
Info: Catholic Charities Social Services will offer free training to become a state-certified ombudsman. Ombudsmen serve on behalf of residents in long-term care and assisted-living facilities and help monitor the quality of care, respond to complaints, and identify and resolve problems. For more information or to sign up, call 529-3784.
When: Jan. 21, 5 p.m.
Where: Great Valley Center, 201 Needham Ave.
Info: Nick Pinhey, Modesto's director of utilities and infrastructure planning, will speak about "Water Supplies and the Changing Climate" at the Valley Futures Forum. For more information, go to www.valleyfuturesforum.org.
When: Wednesday, 7 p.m.
Where: Escalon Community Center, 1055 Escalon Ave.Info: Accordion listening enthusiasts and performers of all levels are welcome. The cost is $5. For more information, call Gayle Certini at 526-3627.
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