What: CANDIDATE FORUM
When: Monday, 6 to 8p.m.
Where: Modesto City Council chambers, 1010 10th St.
Info: The Stanislaus County League of Women Voters is holding a candidate forum for the upcoming election. The forum will feature candidates for Modesto City Council seats. It is free and open to the public. For more information, call Wendy Scott at (209)531-1222.
What: FOSTER OR ADOPTIVE PARENTS INFORMATIONAL CLASS
When: Tuesday, 6:30 to 9p.m.
Where: Sierra Vista Child and Family Services, 101 Park Ave.
Info: An informational orientation class is being offered for those interested in learning more about becoming a foster or adoptive parent. The class is free. For more information, call Vance Kelley, (209)491-0872.
What: PFLAG OCTOBER MEETING
When: Tuesday, 6 to 8p.m.
Where: Emanuel Lutheran Church, 324 College Ave.
Info: Parents, Family & Friends of Lesbians and Gays will hold its October meeting. PFLAGs meeting will feature Healthy TRANSitions and a discussion by attorney Patrick Edaburn on the topic of marriage equality. For more information, call (209)566-2468 or visit www.pflagmodesto.org.
What: DOG ADOPTION
When: Saturday, 10a.m. to 2p.m.
Where: PetSmart, 2100 McHenry Ave.
Info: The Westside Animals for Adoption event will feature great dogs of all sizes, from a confident and curious little shih tzu to an adorable Cocker spaniel mix to a friendly and playful cattle dog. For more, call (209)892-3114 or see the dogs at www.westsideanimalsforadoption.webs.com.
What: GARDEN CLUB EVENT
When: Saturday, 5-7 p.m.
Where: 891 Reinman Court
Info: The Oakdale Garden clubs annual community event includes an evening of music, docent led tours, plant sale, art show and sale, garden experts, wine tasting, snacks and more. Free event. For more information, call Marilyn (209) 848-8746.
What: ANTIQUE VALUE SHOW
When: Saturday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Where: Escalon Historical Museum, 1630 Main Street
Info: Bring your antiques, collectibles and other miscellaneous items for volunteer appraisers can assist in identifying and evaluating them. Cost is $5 for up to five items. For more information, call (209) 838-7176 or (209) 838-6471.
What: DAVID DOUGLAS SEMINAR
When: Saturday, Sept. 28 10 a.m.
Where: Calaveras Big Trees State Park, Jack Knight Hall, 1170 Highway 4
Info: Seminar at the park featuring Lois Leonard who will discuss and show a video presentation on David Douglas, the famous Scottish botanist who traveled America in the early 1800s. Day use fee to enter the park is $10. Seminar is free and open to the public. For more information, call (209) 795-3840 or visit www.bigtrees.org.
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