All Weekend! Fall 5000 Super Adoption 20 southern California Animal Shelters It's described as "unprecedented!" It's this weekend's kickoff of FALL 5000 SUPER ADOPTION! 20 southern California animal shelters, spanning five counties, are campaigning to find forever homes for five-thousand-shelter animals during November. Also, November is the beginning of the Pets to Patriots program, which offers free adoptions for veterans. To find a participating shelter, go to and click Gayle Anderson.

Saturday, 8pm Festive Fundraiser Melvin Eddy Blues Band Mayme A. Clayton Library & Museum, 4130 Overland Avenue, Culver City (310) 202 1647 There's a festive fundraiser Saturday night 8am for Mayme A. Clayton Library and Museum, the largest independently held collection of African American objects, documents, and memorabilia. The fundraiser features the legendary Melvin Eddy Blues Band and their famous brand of Chicago style blues.

Saturday, 8am Ridiculous Obstacle Challenge Fairplex, 1101 West McKinley Avenue, Pomona If you think exercise is ridiculous try this! The Ridiculous Obstacle Challenge! It's a 5k race challenging you to conquer more than 20 outrageous obstacles including swinging ropes over water, snow mountain, harassing role players. A portion of ticket sales are donated to Movember, the men's health charity.

Saturday, 10am Free Health Screenings Fresco Community Market, 5914 Monterey Road, Los Angeles (323) 274 1040 You will find thousands of dollars worth of free health screenings at the Fresco Community Market in Los Angeles. Look for free tests for your vision, diabetes, blood pressure, and more Saturday, beginning at 10 a.m. Also, you will be treated to free food samples and prizes.

All Weekend! Day Out with Thomas Orange Empire Railway, 2201 South a Street, Perris (951) 943-3020 And, don't miss the leader of the track tour with a "Day Out with Thomas" this weekend and next weekend at the Orange Empire Railway Museum. Enjoy a 25-minute ride with Thomas the Tank Engine. Meet Sir Topham Hatt, storytelling, live music and more.

Saturday, 6:30pm First Annual Shoes of Hope Gospel Fest Riverside Performing Arts Theatre, 3801 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside (951)779-9800 Enjoy gospel singers Beverly Crawford and Compton's Voices of Destiny – to name a few – headlining the First Annual Shoes of Hope Gospel Fest in Riverside for Samaritan's Feet, a non-profit of more than 70,000 volunteers who help poor children and adults in the United States and around the world by washing their feet and providing a new pair of shoes.

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