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Candidate Forum: Atherton City Council League of Women Voters hosts forum Oct. 9, 7-9 p.m. Jennings Pavilion in Holbrook Palmer Park, 150 Watkins Ave., Atherton. Call 839-8647. lwvssmc.org/pc_forums.html
Candidate Forum: Menlo Park City Council The League of Women Voters, South San Mateo County, hosts forum Oct. 11, 7-9 p.m. Menlo Park City Council Chambers, 701 Laurel St., Menlo Park.
Woodside Day of the Horse with Camelot theme. Oct. 13, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Progressive Trail Ride: $35 / Horse Fair is free. Woodside Town Hall, 2955 Woodside Road, Woodside.
'Paint Allied Arts 2012' Artists paint in gardens of Allied Arts, Oct. 13, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Portola Art Gallery, 75 Arbor Road, Menlo Park.
Google presents JobTrain Fall Gala 2012 An evening benefiting JobTrain, a 501c3. Wine and spirits, hors d'ouevres, and dancing with Pride & Joy in the Rosewood Ballroom. Tickets are $250 each. Oct. 12, Rosewood Sand Hill, 2825 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park. jobtrainfallgala.eventbrite.com/
Eating Local Amy Cox, founder of subURBAN homestead, will talk about eating fresh, in season, locally grown food. Oct. 9, 7-8:30 p.m. Portola Valley Town Center, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Call 650-851-1700 ext. 222.
Menlo Park Real Estate Market Billy McNair of the McNair Group at Coldwell Banker leads seminar. Oct. 13, 9-11 a.m. $15/$20. Arrillaga Family Rec. Center, 700 Alma St., Menlo Park. www.menlopark.org/registration
Williamsburg designs This class provides ideas and skills to re-create Colonial Williamsburg in homes. Oct. 13, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $75 members; $90 non-members. Filoli, 86 Canada Road, Woodside. Call 650-364-8300 . www.filoli.org
Family and Kids
St. Raymond Pumpkin Festival features pony rides, climbing wall, bungee trampoline, food & drinks. Oct. 12, 3:30-7 p.m., Oct. 13, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., St. Raymond School, 1100 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park. www.straymond.org
Busy Bee Dogs and their trick dog act Oct. 11, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Call 851-0560.
Birds of Bedwell Bayfront Park Attendees learn about migrant birds. Oct. 13, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Bedwell Bayfront Park, end of Marsh Road, Menlo Park. Call 650-464-2877. www.friendsofbayfrontpark.org
Dr. Walter Bortz talks on living a longer and healthier life. Oct. 13, 10-11 a.m. Woodside Library, 3140 Woodside Road, Woodside.
Benefit for national feral cat day Animal-themed merchandise for sale. Proceeds go to Palo Alto Humane Society Spay-Neuter Program and Animal Rescue Fund to help feral and abandoned cats. Oct. 16, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 520 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park. Call 650-424-1901.
Changing lives through literacy Register for Project Read tutor training. Next session: Oct. 9, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Continues Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park. www.projectreadmenlopark.org