COUNTYWIDE ART CONTEST
When: Feb. 15 deadline
Info: The Stanislaus Child Abuse Prevention Council is seeking artwork entries for its ninth annual child abuse awareness campaign. Winning artwork will appear in the 2014 "Through the Eyes of a Child" resource calendar and will be showcased in a countywide exhibit. The competition encourages students from kindergarten through 12th grade to express themselves through art on the topic of child abuse. For more information, call (209) 558-2057.
When: Today, 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Petco, 2021 Evergreen Ave.
Info: Kitty Haven Sanctuary will have healthy, vaccinated, spayed or neutered cats available for adoption. For more details, go to www.kittyhavenrescue.org.
When: Wednesday, 3 p.m.
Where: Modesto Junior College East Campus, Founders 172, 435 College Ave.
Info: The Modesto Junior College Freedom Forum Political Science Club is continuing its speaker series this spring semester with talks related to politics, law and public affairs. The first guest speaker will be Phillip Ung, presenting "The Voice of Voters and the $6 billion Election?" The presentation is free, open to the public and will be followed by a discussion. Campus parking pass is $1. For more information, email Andrew Campbell at email@example.com or Professor Steve Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GARDEN CLUB MEETING
When: Wednesday, 10 a.m.
Where: American Legion Hall, 206 Stockton Ave.
Info: The February meeting of the Ripon Garden Club will feature the presentation "Preparing Gardens for Spring" by landscape designer Eric Teberg. For more information, call Anita at (209) 599-3359 or Michele at (209) 599-2675.
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