DARWIN DAY PRESENTATION
When: Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Modesto Junior College, Forum 110, 435 College Ave.
Info: The Modesto Area Partners in Science will offer a presentation by California State University, Stanislaus, biology Professor Jim Youngblom, speaking on "Charles Darwin's Epic Journey & Scientific Expertise." The presentation is held in conjunction with Darwin Day, an international celebration of science and humanity. The talk is free and open to the public. Parking is free anywhere on campus. For more, call the Science, Mathematics and Engineering Division office at (209) 575-6173.
When: Saturday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: PetSmart, 2100 McHenry Ave.
Info: The Westside Animals for Adoption event will feature all sizes and breeds family dogs, lap dogs, athletic dogs. For more, call (209) 892-3114 or check Friday to see the updated roster of WAA dogs at www.westsideanimalsforadoption.webs.com.
CATHOLIC SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE
When: Sunday, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School, 505 W. Granger Ave.
Info: Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School will hold an open house in celebration of National Catholic Schools Week. Parents and prospective students can meet the teachers, learn more about the school and Catholic education, and how to enroll for 2013-14. Applications are due by March 15 and are available at the school office. For more, call (209) 524-4170.
When: Saturday, 5 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: 193 S. Washington St.
Info: The 26th annual InFocus Photography Competition and Exhibition Awards reception will be held, with awards presented about 6 p.m. For more, call the Central Sierra Arts Council at (209) 532-2787.
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