Earthplace will host a Candidate Environmental Forum at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at its Nature Discovery Center, 10 Woodside Lane.

The program will focus on races for the two General Assembly districts that represent Westport. Expected to appear are Democratic state Rep. Jonathan Steinberg and his Republican challenger Steve Rubin in the 136th District, and Republican state Rep. Gail Lavielle and her Democratic opponent Ted Hofstatter in the 143rd.

Matthew Mandell, Earthplace trustee and member of Westport's Representative Town Meeting, will moderate the forum, during which the candidates will discuss environmental issues affecting the state and local area.

Questions will come from Earthplace staff and trustees, as well as from audience members, who will be able to submit questions before and during the debate, according to a news release.

Call Earthplace at 203-227-7253 for information.