What: SECOND SATURDAY HISTORY PROGRAM
When: Today, 2 to 3 p.m.
Where: McHenry Museum, 1402 I St.
Info: The Second Saturday program series features special guests who will enhance attendees’ knowledge of local history. Topics over the months will include Modesto baseball, the notorious Black Bart, cruising in Modesto and many others. Today’s season-opening program is titled “Romance in 1912.” The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call the McHenry Museum at (209) 577-5366.
What: DOG ADOPTIONS
When: Today, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: PetSmart, 2100 McHenry Ave.
What: YOKUTS GROUP/SIERRA CLUB MEETING
When: Friday, 6:45 p.m.
Where: College Avenue Congregational Church fellowship hall, 1341 College Ave.
Info: Monthly meeting of the Yokuts Group/Sierra Club will feature guest speakers Richard Anderson, retired MJC professor, and Dave Froba, Audubon past president and renowned birder. The program will include a video presentation and a talk about their birding excursion to Nicaragua. It is free, and nonmembers are welcome. For more information, call Linda at (209) 863-9137.
What: DOS RIOS RANCH WORK DAY
When: Feb. 21, 9 a.m. to noon
Where: Dos Rios Ranch, 3559 Shiloh Road
Info: The Tuolumne River Trust is hosting a community work day at Dos Rios Ranch. Weeds have invaded the high ground created for the threatened riparian brush rabbit. Volunteers will be cleaning up the berms and planting willow cuttings. Participants should bring a reusable water bottle and work gloves. Rain cancels the event. Signs will be posted directing volunteers to the parking area. Participation is free and advance registration encouraged. For more information or to register to attend, email Meg Gonzalez at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.tuolumne.org.
What: CRAFT PROGRAM
When: Wednesday, 7 p.m.
Where: Turlock branch of the Stanislaus County Library, 550 Minaret Ave.
Info: A new craft program titled “As Seen on Pinterest” will be held the third Wednesday of each month. This month, participants will create decorative mugs and plates using paint pens. The program is recommended for age 14 and older. Registration is required, as space is limited. For more information or to register to attend, call the Turlock library at (209) 664-8100.
What: SPY TRAINING
When: Tuesday, 3 p.m.
Where: Keyes branch of the Stanislaus County Library, 4420 Maud Ave.
Info: Kindergartners through fifth-graders are invited to a program as part of the Crazy 8’s Math Club. “Spy Training” will give participants the opportunity to solve coded messages, find treasure, encode their phone numbers and solve puzzles. For more information, call the Keyes library at (209) 664-8006.
What: FEED MY STARVING CHILDREN EVENT
When: Thursday through Feb. 21
Where: Hilmar Covenant Church, 20056 American Ave.
Info: Volunteers are needed for a Feed My Starving Children food-packing event. The goal is to pack over 544,000 meals for starving children. Volunteers are needed for 11 two-hour shifts. For more information, call Hilmar Covenant Church at (209) 668-0400 or go to www.hilmarcovenant.org, where the shift schedule is available.
100 YEARS AGO: It was announced that starting the next day, a three-matinee and three-night documentary would be presented by Charles B. Hanford. Hanford, an actor, was set to deliver the story, along with film, of the Antarctic adventures of Capt. Scott.