When: Thursday, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m.
Where: Mill Creek Church, Marriage Resource Center,
147 Auto Center Court
Info: An information seminar on "Surviving Financial Meltdown" is free and open to the public. Those who donate $25 to the Stanislaus County Healthy Marriage Coalition will receive a free copy of "Surviving Financial Meltdown," by Ron Blue and Jeremy White and a free consultation with a Kingdom financial adviser. For more information, call 606-0772 or e-mail email@example.com.
Where: SOS Club, 819 Sunset Ave.
Info: Christian Moore, international speaker and advocate for at-risk youth and author of "The WhyTry Program," will speak. The program teaches critical social and emotional skills for facing life's challenges. The conference is open to the public. The cost is $75. For more information, contact Scott Ricardo at 648-4054.
STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL MEETING
When: Wednesday, 3 to 5:30 p.m.
Where: Modesto Centre Plaza, 1000 L St.
Info: The Pacific Forest and Watershed Lands Stewardship Council, a land conservation and youth investment foundation, is holding a board of directors meeting. Members of the public are encouraged to attend. The board will discuss the recommendation on prospective land recipients for the Kennedy Meadows planning unit. For more information, go to www.stewardshipcouncil.org.
When: Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: 3720 Wichita Way
Info: Vineyard Christian Fellowship's Children's Puppet Ministry is having a yard sale. For more information, call 345-9264.
When: Saturday, noon to 6 p.m.
Where: Mellis Park, 601 Martin Luther King Drive
Info: The city is sponsoring the 38th annual Juneteenth Celebration this weekend. The event is free and open to the public. There will be live music, food, a talent show and information booths. There is space available for vendors. For more information, call Jai at 409-5482 or Maggie at 303-2664.
COMMUNITY BLOCK SALE
When: Saturday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: 2504 Boston Way
Info: The Humane Society of Stanislaus County is having a community block sale fund-raiser. There will be items for sale, prize drawings and a chance to meet the Pet Library animals. For more information or to donate items, call 345-5967.
FOOD THAT'S IN WHEN SCHOOL IS OUT
When: June and July
Where: Brown, Crowell, Cunningham, Osborn and Wakefield elementary schools, and Turlock High School.
Info: Turlock Unified School District will be serving breakfast and lunch. The Summer Good Service Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. For more information, call Scott Soiseth, director of food services, at 667-9048.
BONE MARROW DRIVE
When: June 22, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Assyrian American Civic Club,
2618 N. Golden State Blvd.
Info: A bone marrow drive for Dylan, a Turlock elementary student who has battled leukemia for five years, is being planned. Dylan is of Assyrian descent, so Assyrian Americans are especially encouraged to participate. For more information, contact Liz Ustick at 916-453-3797 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
When: Saturday, 1 to 3 p.m.
Where: Escalon Historical Museum, 1630 Main St.
Info: The Escalon Historical Society and the Escalon Historical Museum will celebrate their 20th anniversary. Included in the celebration will be the unveiling of the wall mural, entertainment, refreshments and museum tours. For more information, call 838-8070 or 838-6471.
When: Today, 5 p.m.
Where: Empire School cafeteria, 5201 First St.
Info: Empire School will celebrate its transformation from a kindergarten through fifth grade school into a campus that serves students through eighth grade with a talent show at
6 p.m. Students will perform songs and dances and will combine for a grand finale. The show is free and will be preceded by a Mexican country band at 5 p.m. For more information, call 521-2970.
When: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Hilmar Unified School District, 7807 Lander Ave.
Info: Recycle your electronics for free. Items that will be accepted are computers, TVs, copiers, faxes, calculators, stereos, keyboards, cell phones, computer mice and speakers. For more information, call Larry Rego at 669-2905.
When: Saturday, 4 to 7 p.m
Where: Coulterville Veterans of Foreign Wars, 5019 Main St.
Info: Coulterville Claim Jumpers is holding a Chinese dinner benefit, raising funds to compete in the Tombstone Gun Fighter Competition in September. Tickets are $25 a couple, $15 single, $8 for kids 12 and younger. Tickets are available at the Greeley Hill True Value store and in Coulterville at Delia's Delights and the VFW. A raffle is being held for a slot machine with
250 tokens. Tickets are $1 or six for $5 and can be purchased at the VFW, Hotel Jeffery and Delia's. For more information, call 878-3874.