Parent-teacher conference days are coming up in Walnut Creek district schools, as a prelude to the Thanksgiving holiday. These conferences are scheduled in Walnut Creek schools Nov. 25-26.

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    Speaking of Thanksgiving, it's time for Walnut Creek families to get ready to enjoy a morning run before that holiday meal.

    The 21st annual Turkey Trot, a fundraiser for Walnut Creek schools, will take place 8 a.m. Nov. 28 downtown.

    People can register now for the 5K or 10K runs and kids fun run for ages 12 and under. All sponsored by Forma Gym.

    Walnut Creek schools are given money through the Walnut Creek Education Foundation and Partners for Educational Achievement when people signing up indicate a school they support.

    Other charities that will receive donations include The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano, The Wellness City Challenge, the Forma Kids Fundation and the San Pablo Corridor Coalition, which supports underprivileged children in Oakland.

    The cost ranges from $12 for the fun run to $28.

    Volunteers are needed for race preparation and on race day. To register or to learn more go to wcturkeytrot.webconnex.com/2013

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    The Walnut Creek Library's Ygnacio Valley branch will host an introductory workshop, "Every Child Ready to Read," a storytime/workshop session designed to learn the basic skills of early literacy development in a fun, interactive environment.

    It takes place from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Ygnacio Valley library, 2661 Oak Grove Road, and is designed for children ages 3-5 and their parents and caregivers. The session is free.

    For more information, call 925-938-1481.

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    Hope Academy for Dyslexics presents an "Experience Dyslexia" simulation from 6:45 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, at the Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway.

    Parents and educators can experience firsthand what it's like to have dyslexia.

    Experience Dyslexia is developed by the Northern California International Dyslexia Association.

    Space is limited. R.S.V.P. at www.experiencedyslexia.eventbrite.com or call 925-687-7555 for information.

    Editorial Assistant Nan Hargis contributed to this report. To submit an item for School Notes contact Elisabeth Nardi at 925-952-2617. Follow her at Twitter.com/enardi10.