What: MISSION 101 MEETING
When: Tuesday, 6 p.m.
Where: Sutter Health Education and Conference Center, 1700 McHenry Ave., Suite 60B
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Info: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society will hold a meeting featuring information about services for patients and their families. Those attending will receive updates on research and educational programs; learn about different fundraising campaigns; meet Patient Access, Education and Advocacy Manager Cheryl Johnson; and discover how to be instrumental in creating community partners. For more information or to RSVP, call Melissa Van Diepen at (209) 522-1800.
What: SYMPHONY PETTING ZOO
When: Wednesday, 4 p.m.
Where: Modesto branch of the Stanislaus County Library, 1500 I St.
Info: Come play with music. Join the Modesto Symphony’s manager of education, Amy Sullivan, for an exciting, interactive music experience. Kids will have the opportunity to handle and play instruments, learn about rhythm and get busy with the fun of making music. For more information, call the Modesto library at (209) 558-7800.
What: COMPUTER WORKSHOP
When: Thursday, 6:15 p.m.
Where: Denny’s restaurant, 1525 McHenry Ave.
Info: The Modesto PC Users Group general meeting will feature a presentation by Terry Fix, “Yesteryear’s Tech Gadgets – Going Back to the 1990s, 1980s and further back?” There will be software door prizes. For more information, call Fix at (209) 524-8062.
What: INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCING
When: Today, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Where: Carnegie Arts Center, 250 N. Broadway
Info: Exercise and enjoy interesting music as you learn dances from around the world, presented by the Village Dancers. No partners or experience are necessary. For more information, call Lise at (209) 634-8843.
What: CRIME PREVENTION WORKSHOP
When: Wednesday, 7 p.m.
Where: Turlock branch of the Stanislaus County Library, 550 Minaret Ave.
Info: Gordon Little Jr., from Farmers Insurance, will give a free presentation on what you can do to keep your home safe and what to do in case of loss. Advance registration is requested. For more information or to register to attend, call the Turlock library at (209) 664-8100.
75 YEARS AGO: Twenty engineers with the Bureau of Reclamation, a department of the United States Department of the Interior, planned to make Modesto their headquarters while a survey was made of the area and its relation to the Central Valley Project. With the Elks Building as their starting point, the group planned to survey overflow lands in Stanislaus County, and its neighbors, to determine phases of land use and water conditions.