What: DOG ADOPTIONS
When: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: PetSmart, 2100 McHenry Ave.
Info: The Westside Animals for Adoption event will include dogs of all sizes that are eager to find a forever home. For more information, call (209) 892-3114; view the WAA dogs at www.westsideanimalsforadoption.com.
What: REPUBLICAN WOMEN MEETING
When: Tuesday, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: The Seasons, 945 McHenry Ave.
Info: The Modesto Republican Women Federated monthly meeting will feature guest speaker Mr. Gary Johnson on the topic of “Seniors Caring for Seniors.” All are welcome. Lunch cost $15. For more information or to RSVP to attend, call (209) 567-3399 or email email@example.com.
What: LEGAL PROFESSIONALS ASSOCIATION MEETING
When: Wednesday, 6 p.m.
Where: Family Connections Christian Adoptions, 1120 Tully Road
Info: The Stanislaus County Legal Professionals Association monthly meeting will feature guest speaker Attorney Patrick Kolasinski, who will speak on the topic of President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration. For more information or to RSVP to attend, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What: COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEETING
When: Monday, 7 p.m.
Where: Community Casa, 2201 Morrill Road
Info: Bereaved parents, grandparents and adult siblings are invited to attend this support group for families whose children have died at any age, from any cause. For more information, call (209) 622-6786 or email email@example.com.
What: FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY MEETING
When: Tuesday, 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Where: Empire branch of the Stanislaus County Library, meeting room, 18 Abbie St.
Info: The Friends of the Empire Library monthly meeting will feature a discussion on the butterfly project with Empire Elementary School and the book sale scheduled for May.
50 YEARS AGO: The Modesto Planning Commission called for a master plan to be presented and adopted by the City Council in regards to developing city parks, including land bordering the Tuolumne River. The call for the plan was presented during a special noon meeting of the commission; the topic was on the six-year capital improvement program. Commissioners Lee Tucker and George Gagos made the request, which was unanimously approved by the commission.