What: Community Restoration Work Days
When: 9 a.m. to noon, Oct. 24 and Nov. 21
Where: Dos Rios Ranch, 3559 Shiloh Road
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Info: The Tuolumne River Trust is working to restore crucial riverside habitat at Dos Rios Ranch in Modesto, where the San Joaquin and Tuolumne rivers meet. Bring a water bottle and work gloves. Event canceled if it rains. All participants must complete a liability release form; those under 18 not accompained by a parent or guardian will need to bring a signed form. For more inforamtion, contact Meg Gonzalez at 209-236-0330 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
What: Modesto Neuropathy Support Group meeting
When: 10:30 a.m. Monday
Where: Trinity United Presbyterian Church, rooms 502/503, 1600 Carver Drive
Info: Speaker will be Lindsey Gonsales of Hanger Orthopedic Group, who will discuss compressive garments and shoe inserts, which can help minimize pain associated with peripheral neuropathy and diabetes.
What: CTA/NEA-Retired meeting
When: Noon, Thursday
Where: CTA Center, 3900 Mitchell Road
Info: CTA/NEA-Retired is an affiliate of the California Teachers Association and the National Education Association. It promotes the social, professional and economic well-being of retired teachers, educators, college and university professors, and education support professionals. CTA/NEA-R enables members to stay connected through social activities and other networking sources. Thursday’s meeting will feature a preview of our 2015-16 calendar of social and political activities. A light lunch will be served. For more information, call Bob at 209-581-1220 or Lew at 209-485-0818.
What: Hopper Family Gospel Singers
When: Oct. 27. Doors open at 6 p.m.; concert begins at 7.
Where: Ripon Christian Schools Performing Arts Center, 435 Maple Ave.
Info: There are no tickets; however, a love offering will be taken.
What: SUNSHINE CLUB WEEKLY MEETINGS
When: Every Monday in October at 1:30 p.m.
Where: IHOP Restaurant, 1625 Countryside Drive
Info: The Sunshine Club is a support group for men and women who have lost a loved one. Meet new friends who understand what suddenly being alone really means. For October, the group meets every Monday for a no-host lunch. For information, contact Darlene 209-668-6792.
40 YEARS AGO: It was announced that Doctors Hospital would be receiving an EMI scanner to better diagnose brain disorders. The scanner would give doctors the ability to take images of the brain unlike conventional X-ray scanners. The machine was $500,000 and was on order for six months; the hospital expected that the machine would be in use by Jan 1. This made the Modesto facility one of three Central Valley hospitals to have an EMI scanner. The others were in Sacramento and Fresno.