What: Recovery International Meeting
When: Fridays, 7 p.m.
Where: Geneva Presbyterian Church, 1229 E. Fairmont Ave.
Info: Self-help training offered in psychiatric aftercare. Recovery International in its 80th year offering weekly local groups and Web-and telephone-based groups. For more information contact Dave at 209-247-2620 or visit www.recoveryinternational.org.
What: Veterans Day Parade
When: Saturday, 9 a.m.
Where: Downtown Modesto
Info: Veterans Day will be celebrated in Modesto a parade going through Downtown Modesto. The parade starts at 10th and O Streets and will make its way to Graceada Park. At the park there will be a ceremony honoring veterans, open to all families. For more information call 209-558-7380.
What: Thanksgiving Turkey Drive
When: Nov. 16-17
Where: Rea & Associates, LLP, 1937 Coffee Road
Info: 500 turkeys are being collected to benefit the Modesto Gospel Mission and Salvation Army. Please donate a turkey, checks also accepted, to help us reach the 500-turkey goal. Turkeys will be accepted Thursday, Nov. 16, from 8 a.m. to Noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. both days. About 50 turkeys have been received so far. For more information about helping in the turkey drive contact Amanda Ruibal, 209-521-2727.
What: Living History Days
When: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Angels Camp Museum, 753 S. Main St.
Info: History comes alive on the second Saturday of each month as docents staff the Artisan’s Exhibits in the Mining and Ranching building and will demonstrate their craft. The Artisan’s Exhibits include a Carpenter's Shop, Print Shop and Historic Textile Shop. The event is free with general museum admission, $7 for adults and $3 for children. For more information contact the museum at 209-736-2963 or visit angelscamp.gov/museum/ or www.facebook.com/Angels-Camp-Museum.
What: Second Sunday Monthly Breakfast
When: Sunday, 8 a.m.
Where: Coulterville Old Schoolhouse, Corner of Broadway and Cemetery streets
Info: The Northern Mariposa County History Center (NMCHC) holds its Second Sunday Monthly Breakfast with pancakes, eggs, ham or sausage, and fresh fruit. Hot coffee, tea, cocoa, orange juice and milk are available. Adults $5, children $3, family of four $15. Proceeds cover operating expenses of the Coulterville museum. For more information, call 209-878-3015 or visit coultervillehistorycenter.org.
What: Odd Fellows Breakfast
When: Sunday, 8 to 11 a.m.
Where: IOOF Hall, 30018 Yosemite Blvd.
Info: The La Grange Odd Fellows, LaFayette Lodge #65 invites the public to its second Sunday breakfast at the IOOF Hall. Guest will get biscuits and gracy, sausage, ham and cheese omelets and all-you-can-eat pancakes. all Cost is $6 adults, ages 7 to 12 are $3, and 6 and under are free. Complimentary coffee and orange juice will also be available. For more information call Chris at 209-853-2128 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What: Tiles For Parks
When: Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Dorada Park, 590 N Yosemite Ave.
Info: The City of Oakdale is holding a tile wall event on Saturday at Dorada Park where families can make tiles that will be placed on the new play park tile wall. Families can participate between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and make a tile that will be visible for many years at the play park. There are a limited number of tiles available, and the public is encouraged to visit the Oakdale City Hall at 280 North Third Ave. to reserve and prepay for your family’s tile. The cost per tiles is $40. The new tiles will be unveiled at the Alex and Emma Play Park celebration event scheduled for Monday, Nov. 20 at 5pm. For more information contact Bryan Whitemyer at 209-845-3574.
75 YEARS AGO: It was reported that the U.S. House of Representatives passed and sent to the Senate compromise legislation lowering the draft age from 20 to 18 years. The legislation passed after a conference report removed a Senate requirement that teenage draftees be given at least a year of training before being sent into combat. As part of the compromise meeting between the House and Senate, the bill would retain a provision for the deferment of essential farm workers and for exemption from the draft for men who passed their 45th birthday, unless they opt-in for induction.