What: BATMAN DAY
When: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Bonanza Books & Comics, 2308 McHenry Ave.
Info: Fan-favorite event celebrating The Dark Knight. “Batman Day” will feature costumed superheroes, Batman comic artist Ethen Beavers, special-edition Batman comic giveaway. For more information, call 209-529-0415 or go to www.bonanzabooks.net.
What: PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP
When: Monday, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Sutter Health Education and Conference Center, McHenry Village, 1700 McHenry Ave., Suite 60B
Info: Us Too Prostate Cancer Support Group meeting featuring an observation of National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month with Dr. John Weedin, urologist with Kaiser in Manteca. Weedin’s topics of discussion will include men’s health with emphasis on prevention of urologic disorders, with special interest in new technologies, including minimally invasive surgical procedures. Sharing circles follow presentation. Event is free. For more information, call Ken Willmarth at 209-521-6468.
What: PING PONG TOURNAMENT PARTICIPANTS
When: Oct. 9, 6 p.m.
Where: Modesto Centre Plaza, 1000 L St.
Info: Boys & Girls Club of Stanislaus County second annual Battle of the Paddles ping pong tournament seeking team entries and table sponsorships. In addition to the main event ping pong tournament, activities include darts, artwork done by Club Kids, and food and bar stations. Team sponsorships, $1,500; table sponsorships, $5,000; individual admission, $100. For more information, call Laura Ward at 209-549-2765.
What: TEA PARTY MEETING
When: Wednesday, 6:30 to 9 p.m.
Where: Grizzly Rock Cafe, 4905 N. Golden State Blvd.
Info: Stanislaus County Tea Party special meeting featuring the presentation “Mass Immigration: Bullet Train to Gun Control” by Sue Hokana, student of U.S. immigration policies and volunteer for NumbersUSA, Federation for American Immigration Reform and Californians for Population Stabilization.
What: SENIOR SCAM STOPPER SEMINAR
When: Monday, 10:30 a.m. to noon
Where: Manteca branch of the San Joaquin County Library, 310 W. Center St.
Info: Senior Scam Stopper seminar for seniors, their families and their caregivers, sponsored by California State License Board and Central Valley Chapter of the California Alliance for Retired Americans. Event is free. Light refreshments provided. For more information, call Carol or Jerry Bailey at 209-951-0499.
50 YEARS AGO: It was announced that Merced was selected to have a branch of the Social Security Administration. It was scheduled to open Oct. 11 by the Modesto district headquarters for the Social Security Division, U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare.