WHITE EVENTS: 25th Assembly District candidate Taylor White will be at the Dining for Democrats event at the Mediterranean Grill today, and later at the debate party at the Democratic Headquarters on McHenry Avenue. On Saturday, White will be in the Old Timer's Day Parade & Celebration in Madera, followed Sunday by an appearance at the Calaveras County Democrats Celebration Dinner. For more information, call 869-5609 or go to www.TaylorWhiteStateAssembly2008.com.
DEBATE NIGHT PARTY: If there's a presidential debate tonight, the Stanislaus County Democratic Central Committee and the Central Valley Democratic Club will host a party. Dinner will be at the Mediterranean Grill, 421 McHenry Ave., Modesto, from 4:45-5:45 p.m., followed by the debate party at the Stanislaus County Democratic Party Election Headquarters, 1009 McHenry Ave. For more information, call 524-6390 or 869-5609.
DEMOCRATS STAFF BOOTH: The Central Valley Democratic Club will have a booth at the Stanco Pride Day event at Graceada Park in Modesto on Saturday. Local and national candidate items will be available, as will voter registration. For more information, call 869-5609.
OBAMA VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Obama for America is seeking local volunteer staff and team members. Call the Stanislaus County Democratic Headquarters at 524-6390 or Patty Hughes, Stanislaus County field organizer, Obama for America, at 869-5609, or e-mail StancoforObama@gmail.com.
AFTERNOON IN THE PARK: Families for Obama will be having a get together at Sherwood Park, 3210 Claremont Ave., Modesto, on Sunday from 3-5 p.m. Refreshments and campaign gear will be available. Tickets are a $10 donation for adults, free for kids. Call 523-4749.
MEET RILEY: Yosemite Community College District 5 trustee candidate Mike Riley will be at an open house hosted by Tom and Janice Freeman and Steve and Ragena Ensley in northwest Modesto on Monday. Call Jeff Perine at 765-0648 for reservations and directions. Riley also is looking for help distributing campaign literature throughout Modesto, Salida, Ripon, and Ceres. If you would like to help, contact Perine or email@example.com.
TURLOCK COUNCIL FORUM: The League of Women Voters of Stanislaus County is sponsoring a forum for candidates running for the two seats on the Turlock City Council. The forum takes place Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Turlock City Council chamber, 156 S. Broadway. The forum is open to the public and written questions from the audience will be accepted by league volunteers. The forum will be televised live beginning at 7 p.m. on Turlock Charter Cable Channel 2.
It will be rebroadcast at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday and 7 p.m. Saturday. For further information, call the league office at 524-1698 or check the Web site, www.lwvstanislaus.org.
FORUM IN OAKDALE: The League of Women Voters of Stanislaus County is sponsoring a forum for candidates running for two seats on the Oakdale City Council. The candidates are incumbent Tom Dunlop, incumbent Katherine Morgan and Nita Roberts. The forum takes place Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. in the Oakdale City Council chamber, 277 N. Second Ave. The forum is open to the public and written questions from the audience will be accepted by League volunteers. For further information, call the League office at 524-1698 or check the Web site, www.lwvstanislaus.org.
EISENHUT: A fund-raiser for 26th Assembly candidate John Eisenhut is set this evening at the Elks Lodge, 645 Charity Way, Modesto. No-host cocktails at 5 p.m., dinner at 6. Tickets are $35. Call 250-0651.
BLUE DOG BASH: Rep. Dennis Cardoza, D-Merced, will be at the fourth annual Blue Dog Bash on Oct. 11 at the Exhibit Building at the Merced County Fairgrounds. Social hour is at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7. Tickets are $35. For more information, go to www.denniscardoza.com. To reserve tickets, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call Chip Langman at 489-7188.
TRI-TIP SANDWICH LUNCH: Lesa Rasmussen for City Council has scheduled a tri-tip sandwich lunch Oct. 3 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Atwater Women's Club, Third and Grove streets. Tickets are $15. RSVP by Wednesday. For more information, call Mary Ward at 261-9933 or Lesa Rasmussen at 648-4660.
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