What: SCRAPBOOKING FUN
When: Saturday, noon to 4:30 p.m.
Where: Stanislaus County Library, 1500 I St.
Info: The library and local scrapbooker Anna Soto will present a free program to learn about and practice scrapbooking. Some materials will be available but participants are encouraged to bring their own – and their own pictures, of course. Free prizes are given out at every program. For more information, call the library reference desk at (209) 558-7814.
What: MEMORIAL RUN AND EXPO/SAFETY FAIR
When: Sunday, 7 a.m. to noon
Where: Downtown Modesto, in front of the Gallo Center for the Arts, 1000 I St.
Info: The Peace Officer Memorial Group of Stanislaus County is holding its third annual Peace Officer Memorial Run half marathon, 5K, kids fun run, exposition and safety fair. The fair will feature K-9 demonstrations, SWAT team members, McGruff the Crime Dog, health and fitness vendors and more. It will include a ceremony to recognize and honor officers who have sacrificed their lives while serving Stanislaus County. For more information, call (209) 652-0514.
What: FOSTER OR ADOPTIVE PARENT ORIENTATION
When: Thursday, 6:30 to 9 p.m.
Where: Sierra Vista Child & Family Services, 101 Park Ave.
Info: Sierra Vista Child & Family Services is holding an orientation class for those interested in learning more about becoming a foster or adoptive parent. The class is free. For more information, call Vance Kelley at (209) 491-0872.
What: ELECTION FORUM
When: Thursday, 6:30 p.m.
Where: California State University, Stanislaus, Event Center, 1 University Circle
Info: The Stanislaus County League of Women Voters is hosting an election forum to present the pros and cons of the state ballot measures. The event is free and open to the public.
What: LUNCHEON AND SILENT AUCTION
When: Sunday, noon
Where: Hughson United Methodist Church, 2007 Sixth St.
Info: Hughson United Methodist Church is having a silent auction and salad luncheon. Silent auction items include new items, antiques and collectibles. Cost is $8. For more information, call (209) 883-4952 or (209) 883-2483.
What: CRAFTING WITH TANGRAMS
When: Tuesday, 4 p.m.
Where: Nick W. Blom Salida Regional Library, 4835 Sisk Road
Info: Participants are invited to challenge their minds and their creativity by listening to the story “Three Pigs, One Wolf and Seven Magic Shapes” – and then make their own shapes with tangrams. A tangram is an ancient Chinese puzzle that can be arranged to form amazing shapes. You get to take home your own set of tangrams. For more information, call the Salida library at (209) 543-7353.
75 YEARS AGO: Patterson residents were to furnish flowers for the Golden Gate International Exposition Hall of Flowers. The Patterson Garden Club said bouquets of all kinds would be accepted; the club originally had planned to show zinnias exclusively.