What: Dog Walker Watch meeting
When: 6 p.m., July 22
Where: Modesto Dog Park, 601 W. Morris Ave.
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Info: Organizers are planning an informational meeting to train dog owners to observe and report crime. Pets are invited to attend along with owners, who will get free hot dogs. For more information, call the Modesto Police Department Crime Prevention Unit: Rosie Garcia at (209) 572-9636 or Christy Beffa at (209) 572-9639.
What: Chamber of Commerce Mixer
When: 5:30 to 7 p.m., July 8
Where: Home of Judy and Roger Haughton in Confidence
Info: Sponsored by Film Fest Twain Harte. Tickets are $10 and must be purchased in advance. For more information or tickets, call the chamber office at (209) 586-4482.
50 YEARS AGO: John McConnell, a science teacher at Modesto Union Academy, received an eight-week scholarship to La Sierra College in Riverside from the National Science Foundation Institute. The eight-week course focused on upgrading junior high and high school teachers in general science, including biology, chemistry and physics. McConnell previously had received scholarships for physics and mathematics from the institute.