When: Today, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Petco, 2021 Evergreen Ave.
Info: Pupz N Palz presents an afternoon of fun for the whole family at Puptoberfest. The event will feature games and contests, a petting zoo, face painting, vendors, and dogs, cats and exotic pets available for adoption.
What: PERFECT 600 CEREMONY
When: Monday, 5 p.m.
Where: Modesto City Schools boardroom, 425 Locust St.
Info: For the 2012-13 school year, 139 students from 26 schools scored a perfect 600 on one or more STAR test. The Board of Education will hold a special ceremony prior to Monday’s meeting to award students medals for their accomplishment. Half of the 139 students will attend Monday, the other half of the students received their medals at the Sept. 30 meeting. For more information, call Becky Fortuna, (209) 550-3300, ext. 5101.
What: BREAST CANCER AWARENESS CEREMONY
When: Wednesday, 10 a.m.
Where: Main post office, 715 Kearney Ave.
Info: The post office will be holding a special event celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A representative from the American Cancer Society will be the guest speaker. Light refreshments will be served, and breast cancer awareness stamps will be available to purchase. All members of the community are invited to attend. For more information, call Heather (209) 523-8328.
What: FILM SCREENING
When: Thursday, 7 p.m.
Where: Modesto Junior College, Forum 110, East Campus, 435 College Ave.
Info: The Modesto Junior College Civic Engagement Project is hosting a screening of the documentary film “The Invisible War.” The free event is part of the CEP Fall Film and Lecture Series. Campus parking is $1. For more information, contact professor Jason Wohlstadter, email@example.com.
What: ESTATE PLANNING AWARENESS CALL-IN NIGHT
When: Tuesday, 6 to 8 p.m.
Info: The Estate Planning Awareness Call-In Night is a service to the community provided by the Stanislaus County Estate Planning Council in connection with National Estate Planning Awareness Week. Telephones will be staffed by volunteer members from the SCEPC and will include attorneys, certified public accountants, financial planners, insurance agents and professional fiduciaries. The call-in phone number is (209) 521-1800.
What: SERVICE OR DOG THERAPY PRESENTATION
When: Thursday, 3:30 to 5 p.m.
Where: Tuolumne County Library community meeting room, 480 Greenley Road
Info: The Tuolumne County Library is offering a special program for children of all ages that examines the roles and importance of service dogs and how they differ from therapy pets. Beth Delucca will share the story of Sophie, who was adopted by an Army unit serving in Iraq, and Marie Tiraschi will present her therapy dogs. For more information, call (209) 533-5507.
What: DEFEND RURAL AMERICA PRESENTATION
When: Friday, 2 to 5 p.m.
Where: Mother Lode Fairgrounds, Manzanita Building, 220 Southgate Drive
Info: Defend Rural America is presenting Kirk MacKenzie, who will speak on how to make choices and outcomes perfectly clear and to explain how citizens can win by going on the offense and restoring constitutional government. Admission is free. A question and answer period will follow the presentation. For more information, call Chuck Shelton, (510) 406-0344.
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