What: Film Documentary: “Obit”
When: Sunday, 2 p.m.
Where: State Theater, 1307 J Street
Info: The Funeral Consumer Alliance of Stanislaus and Merced Counties present a free screening of the recent documentary, “OBIT”. The film is a fascinating and humorous inside look at the obituary writers at The New York Times as they prepare stories of the extraordinary lives of the famous and infamous. Judy Sly Herrero, a 40-year veteran of The Modesto Bee and author of hundreds of obituaries, will lead a discussion of, “How Do You Want to be Remembered? Writing Your Own Obituary.” The FCA is not a funeral home and does not sell insurance or prepaid burial plans.More information about the event or the FCA can be obtained by calling 209-521-7690 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.fcasmc.org.
What: Lecture: “The Dodge Brothers”
When: Sunday, 1:30 - 3 p.m.
Where: Angels Camp Museum, 753 S. Main Street
Info: The Angels Camp Museum invites the public to the lecture, “The Dodge Brothers,” presented by Donn Marinovich, a Tuolumne County General Contractor whose passion lies with the study and preservation of vintage Dodge Brothers Trucks. Marinovich is an officer of the Northern California Dodge Brothers & Sisters, a chapter of the worldwide Dodge Brothers Club and is dedicated to the research and preservation of Dodge Brothers Motor Vehicles and Graham Brothers Commercial Vehicles 1914-1938. The talk will focus on the history of the Dodge Brothers company including some insight into the mysteries of the original company logo. Marinovich will also provide information on the Dodge Brothers/American La France Chemical Fire Truck once used by the Angels Camp Volunteer Fire Department. Cost is free for museum members, $10 non-members. For more information call 209-736-2963 or visit angelscamp.gov/museum.
What: Denair Lions Club Annual Pancake Breakfast
When: Sunday, 7 a.m. - Noon
Where: Denair Community Center, 3850 Gratton Rd.
Info: The Denair Lions Club invites the public to its Annual Pancake Breakfast. This year’s beneficiary is the family of Saul and Eleanore Castaneda, who are facing overwhelming costs for Eleanore’s cancer treatment. 100% of proceeds will be promptly donated to the family. Donations of any amount are accepted at the door and nobody is turned away who can’t afford to pay. Breakfast is all-you-can-eat pancakes, scrambled eggs, and ham with your choice of coffee, milk, hot cocoa, or orange juice. A quilt handcrafted and donated by Betty Thomas will be raffled; winner need not be present to win. For more information, contact Dan Borba at 209-678-0934.
What: Patterson Joint Unified Board Meeting
When: Monday, 6 p.m.
Where: Patterson Joint USD - District Office, 510 Keystone Blvd.
Info: The Patterson Joint Unified School District will have a regular school board meeting on Monday. For more information, contact the district office at 209-895-7700 or visit patterson.agendaonline.net.
SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY
What: Check Before You Burn
When: Through February
Where: San Joaquin Valley Air District
Info: The Check Before You Burn program is in its 15th Season and air district officials remind residents to check before using their residential wood burning device. During winter, the largest source of particulate pollution comes from residential wood burning. Check Before You Burn runs through the end of February. The Air District issues a daily wood-burning status by county. Daily burn statuses are available by calling 1-800-766-4463, by downloading the free iPhone app “Valley Air” from the App Store, or Valley residents may sign up for email notifications by visiting www.valleyair.org/CBYB.
What: Stanislaus River Pulse Flows
When: Through Nov. 11
Where: New Melones Dam
Info: Continuing through Nov. 11, the Bureau of Reclamation will conduct a series of pulse flows from New Melones Dam into the Stanislaus River for flood control purposes. The increased flows will be in the form of an 11-day controlled pulse schedule, with flows ranging from 700 cubic feet per second up to 2,600 cfs four times between Nov. 3 and Nov. 11. Flows will ramp down to 600 cfs by Nov. 11, the day of the Stanislaus River Salmon Festival. Flows will peak at 2,400 cfs by noon on Friday, Nov. 3, then peaking again at 2,600 cfs at 6 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 6. Another pulse flow will peak at 2,600 cfs at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 8, and a final pulse flow will peak at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9. People recreating in or along the Stanislaus River downstream from New Melones Dam should take safety precautions with the increased flows. For more information visit Reclamation’s Central Valley Operation Office website at www.usbr.gov/mp/cvo.
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100 YEARS AGO: Playing at the Star Theater, Fatty Arbuckle’s comedy, “O H Doctor” and Wallace Reid in “The Hostage”. The entertainment was provided by Hearst-Pathe News. The manager of the Star Theater was W. B. Martin and the theater’s phone number was 2041.