Residents living in and around the Oakdale area can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening. Community United Methodist Church will host this community event on Tuesday, March 28. The site is at 1480 Poplar St., Oakdale.
On Thursday, March 9 at 8:45 a.m., a Storer bus will leave from the SaveMart parking lot on East F Street to take Oakdale Women's Club members and interested residents to have a day of fun at Black Oak Casino. Ticket cost is $25; there is a 40 person limit, and tickets are first come, first served.
Driving in the rain can be more hazardous than driving in the snow, particularly because drivers fail to realize the dangers wet roads can impose. After averaging 10 years of statistics, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that 46 percent of weather-related crashes happened during rainfall, but just 17 percent occurred while it was snowing or sleeting.
The Modesto Area Partners in Science (MAPS) offers the presentation "Flight of the Living Dead: ZomBees and Citizen Science" by John Hafernik, Ph.D., professor of biology at California State University, San Francisco. The event is Friday, Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m. in Sierra Hall 132 on the Modesto Junior College West Campus, 2201 Blue Gum Ave., Modesto. Both the program and parking are free.
Join the fun at McHenry Mansion on Friday, March 17 for a special St. Patrick's Day party. The event begins with a no host bar at 5:30 p.m. and a traditional corned beef and cabbage dinner at 6:30 p.m., including dessert and coffee, Irish, if desired. Cost is $35 per person. Call Janie for reservations at 209-522-1739; reservations are due by Wednesday, March 15.