What: CANDIDATES FORUM
When: Today, noon to 1:15 p.m.
Where: Bel Piatto Cucina Italiana, 1000 Kansas Avenue
Info: The Latino Community Roundtable will hold a candidate forum for Stanislaus County Board of Education trustees. Lunch is optional; cost is $12. Meetings are open to the public. Seating is limited. To RSVP or for more information, call (209)303-2664.
What: DOG ADOPTION
When: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: PetSmart, 2100 McHenry Ave.
Info: The Westside Animals for Adoption event will feature breeds of all sizes, including a little West Highland terrier named Elton and a sweet dachshund/Jack Russell mix named Netta. For more, call (209)892-3114 or see the WAA dogs at www.westsideanimalsforadoption.webs.com.
What: CLASSIC T-BIRD CLUB MEETING
When: Sunday, noon
Where: Uno Chicago Grill, 3801 Dale Road
Info: The Modesto Area Classic T-Bird Club will hold its monthly meeting. Don and Jan Wigle will be hosts for the event. The club welcomes individuals who own or are interested in the preservation of 1955, 1956 or 1957 Thunderbirds. No-host lunch may be ordered from the menu. For more information, call Pat (209) 538-1130 or visit www.modestoareaclassictbirdclub.org.
What: YOUTH MAGAZINE RELEASE EVENT
When: Saturday, 3 to 5 p.m.
Where: Coffee Bandits, 309 W. Main Street
Info: Join WeCed Youth magazine to celebrate the release of the third edition. Young people will lead conversations regarding select issues. Free finger food, copies of the recent issue and back issues will be available. All ages invited to attend.
What: WASTE RECYCLING EVENT
When: Saturday-Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Merced College, parking lot A, 3600 M Street
Info: Merced Colleges Alpha Gamma Sigma Honor Society will hold a free electronic waste recycling event. Most electronics or electric appliances accepted, excluding refrigerators, washer and dryers, fluorescent light bulbs and household batteries. $5 fee for microwave ovens. For more information, call Vince (209) 384-6385.
What: GENEALOGICAL WORKSHOP
When: Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: LDS Family History Center, 19481 Hillsdale Drive
Info: The Tuolumne County Genealogical Society will hold a workshop for community members interested in locating, researching and documenting genealogical information. Volunteers will be available to assist beginners and help with problem solving. Local resources will be available. $5 fee for nonmembers. For more information, call (209) 532-1317.
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