What: MEASURE X FORUM
When: Wednesday, noon
Where: Appetez Restaurant, Roseburg Square shopping center, Roseburg Avenue between College and McHenry avenues
Info: The Modesto Lions Club will host former Police Chief Mike Harden and Taxpayer Association President Dave Thomas to discuss the pros and cons of the upcoming Measure X ballot issue. Measure asks for a sales tax increase of 1percentage point to benefit the general fund. Lunch is available to purchase for $14.
What: DRIVER REFRESHER COURSE
When: Thursday, 9:30 a.m.
Where: Modesto Senior Center, 211 Bodem St.
Info: AARP will hold a four-hour refresher safety class. Class may renew your mature driver insurance discount. Preregistration is encouraged as space is limited. For more information or to register, call (209)341-2974.
What: GARDEN CLUB EVENT
When: Today, 5 to 7 p.m.
Where: 891 Reinman Court
Info: The Oakdale Garden Club’s annual community event includes an evening of music, docent-led tours, a plant sale, an art show and sale, garden experts, wine tasting, snacks and more. Admission is free. For more information, call Marilyn, (209)848-8746.
What: HAYRIDE PLANNING MEETING
When: Tuesday, 6 p.m.
Where: Jacob Myers Park, First Street
Info: The Riverbank Recreation Department is having a planning meeting for the Haunted Hayride to be held Oct. 25-26. Volunteers are needed to participate by having their own “scare sites.” For more information, call (209)864-7150.
What: RIPON GARDEN CLUB MEETING
When: Wednesday, 10 a.m.
Where: American Legion Hall, 206 Stockton Ave.
Info: The Ripon Garden Club meeting will feature the program “Backyard Birds,” with guest speaker Esther Schmierer. For more information, call Anita, (209)599-3359, or Michele, (209)599-2675.
What: ANTIQUE VALUE SHOW
When: Today, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Escalon Historical Museum, 1630 Main St.
Info: Bring your antiques, collectibles and other miscellaneous items for volunteer appraisers to 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: Today, 10 a.m.
Where: Calaveras Big Trees State Park, Jack Knight Hall, 1170 Highway 4
Info: Seminar at the park features Lois Leonard, who will discuss and show a video presentation on David Douglas, a 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 go to www.bigtrees.org.
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