What: CAT ADOPTIONS
When: Today, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Petco, 2021 Evergreen Ave.
Info: Kitty Haven Sanctuary will have vaccinated, spayed-neutered cats available for adoption. For more information, go to www.kittyhavenrescue.org.
What: SPAY DAY
When: Wednesday and Feb. 12
Where: 201 Maze Blvd.
Info: The Cat Network, in conjunction with the Humane Society of Stanislaus County, is hosting spay-neuter clinics for stray and feral cats. Low-income cat owners also welcome. Cost is $30 to $40. For more information or to make an appointment, call (209) 735-0604.
What: SMART DRIVER REFRESHER CLASS
When: Thursday, 9 a.m.
Where: Modesto Senior Center, 211 Bodem St.
Info: AARP will hold a four-hour refresher driver safety class. This class will renew the mature driver insurance discount. Preregistration is encouraged as class size is limited to 20 people. For more information or to register, call (209) 341-2974.
What: BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS LUNCH AND PROGRAM
When: Thursday, noon to 1:30 p.m.
Where: Skewers Kabob House, 906 J St.
Info: The Yosemite Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals invites nonprofit and business professionals in the region to attend an educational lunch and program. Blake Menezes, social media strategist for Autodesk, will share best practices about social media storytelling. Cost is $15 for members, $20 for nonmembers. For more information or for reservations, call (209) 338-5032 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What: QUILTING SEMINAR
When: Thursday through Feb. 8
Where: Modesto Centre Plaza, 1000 L St.
Info: Super quilting seminar put on by Ricky Tims of La Veta, Colo. Ricky has invited Alex Anderson of Livermore and Pam Holland of Australia as guest teachers. To register, go to www.rickytims.com and click on seminars. Registration also will be taken the first day of the seminar at 2:30 p.m. The $224 cost for the three-day event includes a piano concert-program on Friday. Concert tickets can be purchased at the door for $15. For more information, call Linda Cover at (209) 522-7894.
100 YEARS AGO: Modestos downtown theater is being rebuilt after a fire destroyed it the month prior. Owner W.R. Mensinger promises the new playhouse will be better than it was before, down to the decorations. Matching the theatres construction will be a new Park theater building on Eleventh Street.
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