Thu., Oct. 5 Candidates’ Forum: Second District supervisor and county sheriff’s forum. Sponsored by S.B.’s League of Women Voters. 7-9pm. Goleta Valley Community Center, 5679 Hollister Ave., Goleta. Call 967-1237. Read Aloud: Authors will read from My California: Journeys by Great Writers. 7pm. Townley Room, Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Call 544-5634.
Sat., Oct. 7 Goleta Get-Together: Candidates for the Goleta City Council will participate in a political forum. Featuring Margaret Connell, Jack Hawxhurst, and Cynthia Brock. 2-5pm. Goleta Public Library, 500 N. Fairview Ave., Goleta. Call 566-3929. Volunteer Opportunity: Tree planting for Goleta Valley Beautiful. 9am-noon. Kellogg School, 475 Cambridge Dr., Goleta. Call 681-1277.
Sun., Oct. 8 Arlington West: Veterans for Peace needs volunteers to cover the 8-10am and 4:30-5:30pm shifts at Arlington West. Email email@example.com
Mon., Oct. 9 The Other Side of War: Zainab Salbi discusses her book, which explores female victims of war. 8pm. Victoria Hall Theater, 33 W. Victoria St. Free. Call 730-1038. Measure D: Pro/Con forum on transportation projects. 7-9pm. Faulkner Gallery, Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Call 544-5634.
Tue., Oct. 10 War Talk: Bob Watada, father of the first commissioned officer to publicly refuse deployment in Iraq, gives a talk. 7pm. Unitarian Society Parish Hall, 1535 Santa Barbara St. Call 965-4583. White Abalone: Marine biologist Thomas McCormick speaks about the white abalone. 7pm. Chase Palm Park building, 236 E. Cabrillo Blvd.
Wed., Oct. 11 Artist Workshop: Public relations workshop for Santa Barbara arts groups. 5:30-7:30pm. Marjorie Luke Theatre, 721 E. Cota St. Free. Call 884-4087.