What: Central Valley Democratic Club meeting
When: Monday, socializing at 6 p.m. followed by meeting at 7
Where: Denny’s restaurant, 1525 McHenry Ave.
Info: Peter Drekmeier, Policy Director, Tuolumne River Trust will speak on the current issues surrounding the Tuolumne River, a hardworking river, providing water for the city of Modesto, 27 communities in the Bay Area and 200,000 acres of farmland in Stanislaus County. For more information, call 209-863-9137.
MODESTO AND SALIDA
What: Living trust workshops
When: 10:30 a.m. Monday in Salida; 1 p.m. Oct. 22 in Modesto
Where: Community Room, Salida library, 4835 Sisk Road; Community Room, Stanislaus County Library, 1500 I St., Modesto
Info: Thomas K. Thorson, president of the Modesto chapter of the Society for Financial Awareness, a 501(c) nonprofit organization, will give a talk about the importance of having a living trust and durable powers of attorney. This educational workshop is free; reservations are encouraged. For more information, call 209-312-9718.
What: The true story of “Unbroken”
When: 1 p.m. Wednesday
Where: Covenant Village of Turlock, 2125 North Olive Ave.
Info: Olympic distance runner Louis Zamperini survived a WWII plane crash, 47 days adrift in a raft, capture by the Japanese navy and a POW camp. His story unfolded on the big screen with the movie “Unbroken,” based on the book by Laura Hillenbrand, but as with even the most acclaimed movies, there’s always more to the story. Zamperini’s son, Luke, will present “The True Story of ‘Unbroken’ With Luke Zamperini.” He’ll share stories about his father’s life after he returned to the states, including how he found his faith and was able to forgive those who had brutally tortured him in the prison camp. Luke will bring his father’s story to life and then answer questions from the audience. Seating is limited. To register, go to www.covenantvillageofturlock.org or call 877–834-1238.
75 YEARS AGO: It was announced that Stanislaus County would cooperate with the city of Modesto to establish designated truck routes that would carry traffic through the city. As such, the Board of Supervisors prohibited truck traffic from using La Loma Avenue, specifying the route must follow the old Waterford Road route across Beard Brook.