What: Dyslexia Awareness Month
When: Thursday, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Where: Sutter Gould Conference Center, 1700 McHenry Ave.
Info: “Celebrate Dyslexia Awareness Month” is presented by Learning Quest, Specific Language Disbility Foundation, Mary Stuart Rodgers Foundation and Decoding Dyslexia of California. The event will feature speaker Kristen Koeller from the Pleasanton School District. Koeller will discuss what is Dyslexia, the early markers, interventions and more. Admission is free, seating is limited and registration is required. For more information or to register contact Helen Katotakis at 209-988-4773 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.eventbrite.com.
What: Traveleers Travel Club
When: Fridays, 11 a.m.
Where: Denny's Restaurant, 1525 McHenry Ave.
Info: The Traveleers meet on Friday mornings at Denny's. Join the club and learn about exciting trips for the next year. A special day trip to create your own luscious chocolate and a 3 day trip to Hearst Castle, Morro Bay cruise and Monterey is planned for November. For more information contact Ann Burkett at 209-529-5896.
What: Recovery International Meeting
When: Fridays, 7 p.m.
Where: Geneva Presbyterian Church, 1229 E. Fairmont Ave.
Info: Recovery International invites the public to its next meeting. Self-help training is offered in psychiatric aftercare. Recovery International is in our 80th year, offering help with any symptoms or diagnosis. Weekly local groups, also Web-and telephone-based groups. For more information contact Dave at 209-247-2620 or visit www.recoveryinternational.org.
What: Democratic Women's Club Meeting
When: Saturday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Denny's Conference Room, 1525 McHenry Ave.
Info: The Democratic Women's Club of Stanislaus Countil will be holding its next meeting with guest speaker Bill Anelli. Anelli is a professor at Modesto Junior College in Philosophy and will present, “Climate Change, Democracy & the Possibilities of Bipartisanship in the Age of Trump: Citizens' Climate Lobby's Revenue Neutral Carbon Fee and Dividend". The club is also seeking local Democratic candidates running in a local races, who would like to be considered for endorsement by the Democratic Women's Club. For more information call 209-303-4042 or emal DemWomensClub@gmail.com.
What: City-Wide Yard Sale
Info: The City of Ripon is sponsoring a city-wide yard sale as a to promote the city’s recycling program, “Re-Use, Repair and Recycle”. The yard sale is a city wide effort to reduce the amount of refuse that leaves each home and is deposited into Love Transfer Station on Lovelace Road. There are currently over 100 homes participating in the event, and maps to the where each yard sale is located in the city will be available on the city website at cityofripon.org or Save Mart, Ace Hardware and City Hall. For more information contact Sarah Wever 209-599-2151 or email email@example.com.
What: Soroptimist New Member Dinner
When: Tuesday, Oct. 24, 6 p.m.
Where: MiWuk Village
Info: Soroptimist International of Twain Harte will be hosting a dinner for prospective new members to the club. The public is invited to learn all the ways that Twain Harte Soroptimists serve the community while enjoying a dinner with club members. An RSVP is necessary, for directions to dinner and additional information contact Margie Margolis at 209-536-9440 or Gloria Winton at 209-743-5762.
50 YEARS AGO: It was announced that the there would be the installation of a television translator that would bring a stronger signal into Stanislaus County. Gertrude Vasche, coordinator of the social studies and educational TV in the Stanislaus County Schools office, said the translator would convert channel 6 signal to UHF channel 77. TVs not equiped for UHF reception would not see the difference. The cost of the upgrade was $10,567 and would have been shared by the State Department of Education and the Valley Institutional TV Association.