What: Democratic Women’s Club Meeting
When: Saturday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Denny’s, 1525 McHenry Ave.
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Info: The Democratic Women’s Club invites the public to its next meeting. The topic will be centered around celebrating women during Women’s History Month. The club will also be discussing upcoming activities and initiatives. Lunch is optional and is no-host. For more information call Patty Hughes at 209-303-4042 or email the club at DemWomensClub@gmail.com.
What: Book Signing: “Home to the Brave”
When: Saturday, Noon to 3 p.m.
Where: Barnes & Noble, 3501 McHenry Ave, Ste E.
Info: Former Modesto Bee columnist Jeff Jardine, who retired in June 2017 after 29 years at the paper, will be signing copies of his book, “Home to the Brave / Remembrances of war brought home to one small dot on a map” at Barnes & Noble. The book is a collection of columns he wrote while at The Bee, all involving war and military, and all involving subjects in the Modesto area. Many of the columns include the photos that accompanied them when they originally were published. Bee graphic artist Laurie McAdam designed the cover. The book is available in paperback at Barnes & Noble, at BN.com and on Amazon.com.
What: Tea Tasting and Treats
When: Wednesday, March 14, 12:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Where: McHenry Mansion Gift Shop, 924 15th Street
Info: The McHenry Mansion Gift Shop invites the public to its complimentary tea tasting with treats. And while at the shop take in history and get ready for St. Patrick’s Day and Easter. For more information call the gift shop at 209-549-0426 or visit mchenrymansion.org.
What: Latino Emergency Council Meeting
When: Fridays, March 16, 8:15 a.m.
Where: El Concilio Community Center, 1314 H Street
Info: The Latino Emergency Council invites the community to its next meeting featuring guest speaker Lt. Dennis Cordova of the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office. Lt. Cordova will discuss the current topic of what to do during an active shooter incident, terrorism and other related topics. For more information contact Dale Butler at 209-613-1058.
What: Guided Snowshoe Walks
When: Saturdays, 1 p.m.
Where: Calaveras Big Trees, 1170 CA-4
Info: The Calaveras Big Trees Association invites the public on its guided snow-shoe walks, snow conditions permitting. Snowshoes are provided free to the first 30 people who show up prior to the 1 p.m. starting time. Snow shoes are available for adults and children, or you can bring your own. Suggested check by 12:30 p.m. to make sure there are adequate snow shoes available. If you use the park’s snowshoes you must stay with the guide. Experience on snowshoes is not required. Children are welcome when accompanied by an adult. The snowshoe walks take about 90 minutes. For more information contact the visitors center 209-795-1196 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit bigtrees.org.
What: Meeting of the Compassionate Friends
When: Monday, 7 pm
Where: 2201 Morrill Road (NE corner at Oakdale Road)
Info: This support group is for families whose children have died at any age, from any cause. Bereaved parents, grandparents, and adult siblings are invited to attend. First time attendees are encouraged to call 209-622-6786 before attending or email email@example.com or visit www.compassionatefriends.org.
What: Modesto Classic Thunderbird Club
When: Sunday, noon
Where: Angelina’s Spaghetti House, 1563 East Fremont St.
Info: The Modesto Area Classic T-Bird Club will hold their March business meeting on Sunday at Angelina’s Spaghetti House in Stockton. Host for the meeting is Jim Fenelon. The club welcomes individuals who own, or are interested in the preservation and restoration of 1955, 1956, and 1957 Thunderbirds. For additional information contact Donna Montavon, publicity chairman, at 209-522-8830.
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75 YEARS AGO: The Modesto City Council was set to discuss a proposed overal zoning and land use ordinance. This was the second in a series of discussions on zoning and land use for the city. Up for discussion during the second meeting, an ordinance created by the city planning commission where six zones were to be created. In each zone, buildings would be restricted in design based on the land use designation. The six zones included: R1 - single family dwellings, R2 - two family/duplexes, R3 - apartments, C1 - neighborhood business districts, C2 - central business and M1 - industrial.