What: PFLAG HEALTH TRANSITIONS
When: Today, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Emanuel Lutheran Church, 324 College Ave.
Info: PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) will hold its Healthy Transitions program, a peer-led support and topical discussion for the transgender community. The event is free. For more information, call (209) 566-2468 or go to www.pflagmodesto.org.
What: SONS IN RETIREMENT MEETING
When: Thursday, 10:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: The Seasons, 945 McHenry Ave.
Info: The luncheon meeting of Sons in Retirement, Branch 144, features guest speaker Brad Schall on the topic of the history of “Fortress Alcatraz.” Sons in Retirement is a club for retired men who meet to renew friendships, discuss issues and plan participation in activities such as golf, bowling, pickleball, dining and traveling. For more information, call (209) 552-0960.
What: MARINE CORPS LEAGUE MEETING
When: Saturday, 9:45 a.m.
Where: American Legion Hall, 1001 S. Santa Cruz Ave.
Info: The general meeting of Marine Corps League, Modesto Detachment 019, is open to Marine and FMF Corpsmen veterans. Requires DD-214 proof of service with an honorable discharge from the USMC. Annual dues are $50. For more information, call (209) 571-0102 or visit www.mcl-modesto019.org.
What: FAMILY FUN FAIR
When: Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m.
Where: Salvation Army Community Center, 893 Lander Ave.
Info: The Salvation Army Senior Services is hosting an old-fashioned carnival, with homemade games, goldfish to be won and hot-dog meals. Tickets are six for $1. For more information, call the Turlock Salvation Army, Senior Services, at (209) 667-6091.
What: BOWMEN SPRING FLING
When: Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, 7 a.m. to noon
Where: Modesto Reservoir, 18143 Reservoir Road
Info: Yahi Bowman Spring Fling Fun Shoot featuring unmarked targets, trad stakes, compound stakes, food and drink, and awards presentation Sunday afternoon. For more information, call Barry Vandermolen at (209) 345-4762 or Curt Stevenot at (209) 540-5219.
25 YEARS AGO: The Haven-Stanislaus Women’s Refuge Center announced it had reached its halfway point in an ambitious fundraising campaign goal of $350,000 for a new shelter. At that point, the center had raised $180,000 toward increasing capacity from just 10 beds. In the previous year, the nonprofit had to turn away 700 women and children due to the lack of space.