- ACADEMY INFORMATION NIGHT
When: Today, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Stanislaus County Ag Center, Harvest Hall, 3800 Cornucopia Way
Info: Reps. Dennis Cardoza, D-Merced, and George Radanovich, R-Mariposa, will sponsor Academy Information Night. Representatives from the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y., will be available to answer questions at the open house. For more information or to reserve a spot, contact Lisa Mantarro Moore at 527-1914 or Lisa.Mantarro@mail.house.gov.
When: Saturday, 5:30 p.m.
Where: 906 15th St.
Info: The McHenry Mansion Foundation is having a celebration to commemorate the completion of the McHenry home in 1883. Organizers invite anyone who has been involved with the mansion. The cost is $35 per adult and tickets must be purchased in advance. Call 577-5235.
When: Saturday, 9 to 11:30 a.m.
Where: 502 El Cajon Ave.
Info: Tour the garden of Donna Spector and Lori Bambacigno, then take a stroll along El Cajon Avenue and admire the older established cottagelike homes and beautiful gardens. Refreshments will be served. Tickets are $5.
- HUMANE SOCIETY GARAGE SALE When: Saturday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: 709 First St.
Info: Humane Society of Stanislaus County will hold a garage sale to benefit its spay and neuter programs. For more information, call Karen, 537-1116.
When: Saturday, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Where: Around town
Info: Escalon will host its 16th annual City Wide Yard Sale, featuring more than 175 sales throughout the city. Maps for the event will be available at many local stores, restaurants and at City Hall beginning Wednesday. For more information, call Natalie Fross, 838-4106.
Where: Oakdale Adult Education office, 200 Hinkley Ave.
Info: Oakdale Adult Education is offering home health aide classes. Space is limited to 20 students. For more information, call 847-9609.
- SHOCKERFEST 2008
When: Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Where: Galaxy 12 Theatres, 2525 Patterson Road
Info: International Film Festival (Horror, SciFi & Fantasy), Scream for Me contest and Midnight Madness movie. Tickets are $20 per day or $25 for the weekend. Proceeds from the festival will provide film funding and scholarships and assist the development of independent films. ShockerFest is sponsored by the nonprofit Fireside Foundation Inc. For more information, call 537-5221 or visit www.shockerfest.com.
- WOMEN'S BUSINESS CONFERENCE
When: Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Covenant Village, 2125 N. Olive Ave.
Info: West Side Women in Action has tickets remaining for the third annual Women's Business Conference and Vendor Showcase. Tickets are $45. For additional information, call Linda Murdock, 613-7900, or Jeanne Phillips, 837-4789.