STATE OF THE UNION PARTY
WHEN: Today, 4:45 to 8:45 p.m.
WHERE: Fuddruckers, 3848 McHenry Ave.
INFO: The Central Valley Democratic Club and Organizing for America will host a State of the Union Watch Party. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHEN: Thursday, 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Modesto Junior College, Forum 110, 435 College Ave.
INFO: A panel will discuss the end of Modesto's blue-bag recycling program and explore what lies ahead. Presenters include Bev McCullough, Modesto recycling coordinator; Richard Gilton, Gilton Solid Waste Management; Liz Swearingen of the Citizen's Advisory Committee on Recycling; Jim Costello of Ceres, talking about how that city's system works; and Desi Reno, San Joaquin County Integrated Waste manager. Audience questions and suggestions are encouraged for after the panel. For more information, call 529-6490.
GOOD NEIGHBOR SOCIAL
WHEN: Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
WHERE: Village I Plaza, 3020 Floyd Ave.
INFO: A good neighbor ice skating social will be held. The event is free and open to the public. Adult and children's ice skates will be provided.
AMERICAN RED CROSS FUND-RAISER
WHERE: Valley Sporting Goods, McHenry Village, 1700 McHenry Ave.
INFO: Valley Sporting Goods will donate 20 percent of its retail sales Friday to the American Red Cross of Stanislaus County. Help support critical programs and services. For more information, call Rebecca Ciszek at 523-6451. Donations can be made online at www.stanredcross.org.
FAMILY HAMBURGER NIGHT
WHEN: Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m.
WHERE: Veterans Memorial Hall, 1605 Seventh St.
INFO: The Livingston/Delhi Veterans of Foreign Wars 8327 and the Ladies Auxiliary will have a VFW Family Hamburger Night. There will be hamburgers, cheeseburgers, fish sandwiches, chicken sandwiches, hot dogs and chili. The sandwiches include your choice of homemade salads. The cost ranges from $1.50 to $3.50. All proceeds help support community programs. For more information, call 394-2059.
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