When: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 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 see the group's dogs at www.westsideanimalsforadoption.webs.com.
When: Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Where: Petco, 2021 Evergreen Ave.
Info: Kitty Haven Sanctuary will have healthy, vaccinated, spayed and neutered cats available for adoption. For more details, go to www.kittyhavenrescue.org.
When: Saturday, 10:30 a.m.
Where: Carnegie Arts Center, 250 N. Broadway
Info: Community based ukulele strum and sing-along. All skill levels welcome as well as other acoustic instruments. For more information, go to www.turlockukejamz.org.
T-BIRD CLUB MEETING
When: Sunday, 11:30 a.m.
Where: Sweet River Grill and Bar, 2600 Geer Road
Info: The Modesto Area Classic T-Bird Club will hold its monthly meeting. The club welcomes individuals who own or are interested in the preservation of 1955, '56 and '57 Ford Thunderbirds. Members can order from the menu with separate checks. The hosts for the event are Jim and Judy Lyon. For more information on the event or about the club, call Pat at (209) 538-1130.
When: Saturday, noon
Where: Patterson library, 46 N. Salado St.
Info: Join the Patterson library and local scrapbooking group Scrappin' in Patterson to learn how to get started in scrapbooking or to work on continuing projects. Participants are encouraged to bring materials. For more information, call the Patterson library at (209) 892-6473.
DEL PUERTO CANYON HIKE
When: Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Meet at the Community Complex parking lot, next to Hammon Senior Center, 1033 W. Las Palmas Ave. Passenger van is available, but participants also may drive on their own to the hike area.
Info: Saturday's hike is rated "easy" and is for people of all ages. On March 9, there will be a "strenuous" hike of 4.2 miles through some of the most scenic locations in Del Puerto Canyon. On April 13, a "moderately strenuous" hike of 2.5 miles will follow Del Puerto Creek downstream from the western, flat portion of the Minnear Day Use Area. There's no charge for the guided hikes; to sign up or learn more, call (209) 895-8080.
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