What: HAPPINESS WEEK PRESENTATION
When: Today, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Stanislaus County Library, 1500 I St.
Info: Celebrate Modesto’s first Happiness Week with a talk by Becky Wilbur from Happiness Whisperers Meetup. Learn about the history of the International Day of Happiness and find out ideas about what you can do to spread some happiness. Put happiness at the top of your to-do list.
What: SINGLES GROUP DINNER
When: Saturday, 3:30 p.m.
Info: Valley Super Singles will travel to the 50’s Roadhouse Restaurant in Knights Ferry for dinner. Anyone who is single and 50 years old or older is welcome. Group plans to meet and travel together. For more information or to get the location of the meetup, call (209) 524-6650 or (209) 614-4404.
What: NEIGHBORHOOD ALLIANCE MEETING
When: Monday, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Trinity United Presbyterian Church, Telle Center, 1600 Carver Road
Info: The DelWood Neighborhood Alliance monthly meeting will focus on making the neighborhood a better place to live. For more information, email email@example.com.
What: VITA FREE TAX PREPARATION
When: Wednesday and March 25, April 1 and April 8, 3 to 7 p.m.
Where: Riverbank branch of the Stanislaus County Library
Info: The public is invited to have taxes prepared by VITA volunteers. At this time, all spots have been taken, but names are being taken for a waitlist. No walk-ins are accepted. For more information or to add your name to the waitlist, call the Riverbank library at (209) 869-7008.
What: DISTRICTING COMMITTEE MEETING
When: Thursday, 6 p.m.
Where: City Council chamber, Merced Civic Center, 678 W. 18th St.
Info: The city of Merced’s Independent Districting Advisory Committee meeting will feature the consultant hired by the city, who will explain what redistricting is, how the boundaries will be drawn and how the public may participate in the process. Spanish and Hmong translation will be available. For more information, call (209) 386-6232.
40 YEARS AGO: The Modesto City Council approved a master plan for Coleman F. Brown Park in northeast Modesto. The master plan was made to bring attention to the lack of senior citizen facilities. The neighborhood park, estimated to cost $252,915, was adjacent to Coleman F. Brown School at Celeste and Vera Cruz drives.