What: DOG ADOPTION
When: Today, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: PetSmart, 2100 McHenry Ave.
What: ADOPTIVE OR FOSTER PARENT INFORMATIONAL CLASS
When: Tuesday, 6:30 to 9 p.m.
Where: Sierra Vista Child and Family Services, 101 Park Ave.
Info: Sierra Vista Child and Family Services is holding an orientation class for those interested in learning more about becoming foster or adoptive parents. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Vance Kelley, (209) 491-0872.
What: PFLAG EVENT
When: Tuesday, 7 p.m.
Where: Emanuel Lutheran Church, 324 College Ave.
Info: PFLAG (Parents, Family & Friends of Lesbians and Gays) is having a First Tuesday event featuring a TRANSitions program. For more information, call (209) 566-2468.
What: PARKINSONS DISEASE PROGRAM
When: Wednesday, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Jacobs Fine Dining, 2501 McHenry Ave.
Info: A program for Parkinsons disease patients and their caregivers, Living Well With PD, will be offered. It will feature guest speaker Matt Arnold, M.D., a neurologist with Alta Bates Medical Group. For more information or to register to attend, call 866-227-9788, ext. 1035875.
What: CANDIDATE DEBATE
When: Wednesday, 6:30 to 9 p.m.
Where: Modesto Centre Plaza, Pistache Room, 1000 L St.
Info: The North Valley Patriots are presenting a candidate debate featuring Stanislaus County sheriff candidates, incumbent Sheriff Adam Christianson and deputy Tom Letras. Audience participation will be encouraged.
What: SUNSHINE CLUB MEETING
When: Monday, 2:30 p.m.
Where: Applebees Restaurant, 2501 Fulkerth Road
Info: Support group for both men and women who have lost a loved one. Meet new friends who understand what suddenly being alone really means. For more information, call (209) 632-3273.
What: CRIME PREVENTION WORKSHOP
When: Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Turlock Library, 550 Minaret Ave.
Info: Gordon Little of Farmers Insurance will present a crime prevention workshop sharing tips on preventing theft and what to do in the event of a loss. The workshop is free and open to the public. Space is limited; registration is encouraged. For more information, or to register. call (209) 664-8100.
What: BOOK SALE
When: Today, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Ceres Library, 2250 Magnolia St.
Info: The Friends of the Ceres Library are holding their annual book sale. Hardback books will be priced at $1 each; paperback books priced at 50 cents each. All proceeds support the Ceres Public Library. For more information, call Ann Pedro at (209) 537-0619.
What: AARP-SMART DRIVER CLASS
When: Wednesday and Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: 1425 W. H St.
Info: This is a two-day AARP Smart Driver class. Cost is $20 per person, with $5 discount for AARP seniors. Class size is limited, so preregistration is encouraged. For more information or to register to attend, call Cathy, (209) 847-5121, ext. 10.
What: GARDEN CLUB MEETING
When: Wednesday, 10 a.m.
Where: Silverado Nursery, 460 S. Stockton Ave.
Info: Monthly meeting of the Ripon Garden Club. Silverado Nursery and Building Materials will host the meeting featuring Susan Ziegert, who will present a program on container gardening. For more information, call Anita Floyd, (209) 599-3359, or Michele Bartels, (209) 599-2675.
100 YEARS AGO: Constable George T. Davis appointed deputies W.J. Henderson, W.E. McFarlane, M.J. McDonough, A. Weaver and J. G. Newton to forestall any possible rowdyism at the picnic given by the Ripon band at the Langdonmerl Grove.