What: SYMPHONY PETTING ZOO
When: Tuesday, 6:45 p.m.
Where: Stanislaus County Library, 1500 I St.
Info: Symphony Petting Zoo will follow 6:15 p.m. story time and will feature the opportunity for participants to play with music by learning about the instruments which make up the Modesto Symphony Orchestra and give some of them a try. For more information, call the Modesto library at (209) 558-7810.
What: NEWCOMERS AND FRIENDS CLUB MEETING
When: Wednesday, 10 a.m.
Where: Marie Callender’s Restaurant, 3500 Coffee Road
Info: The Newcomers and Friends Club of Modesto is a social club in which ladies have the opportunity to meet others with similar interests. The club and meetings are open to anyone, whether you have lived here 10 days or 10 years. Club also holds a monthly no-host luncheon. For more information, call Barbara at (209) 551-2968 or Caren at (209) 551-8504.
What: MARTYRS DAY MEMORIAL
When: Today, 7 p.m.
Where: Assyrian American Civic Club, 2618 N. Golden State Blvd.
Info: Christian Assyrians will be holding a memorial for the thousands of Christians who have lost their lives in Iraq. Event also will feature the opportunity for voter registration.
What: ACCORDION MUSIC AND SOCIAL
When: Wednesday, 7 p.m.
Where: Escalon Community Center, 1055 Escalon Ave.
Info: Good Time Accordion Club monthly music and social event. Accordion fans and accordionists of all levels are welcome. Featured accordionist Christina Mariani will perform. Admission is $5 at the door. Club meets the second Wednesday of each month. For more information, call Gayle Certini at (209) 526-3627.
50 YEARS AGO: The Ceres Union High School District adopted the 1964-65 budget of $614,553. The budget rose $61,999 from the previous year, and the new budget was increased by $19,553 from the $595,00 tentative budget proposed the previous month.