Free Rabies Clinics

Gaithersburg pet owners can have their dogs and cats vaccinated against rabies at free clinics sponsored by the city. The clinics will be from 1 to 1:30 p.m. Sunday for cats and Sept. 30 for dogs at the County Office Building parking garage in Rockville. For more information, call Gaithersburg Animal Control at 258-6343. Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed for the Tutor Connection, which will conduct tutoring sessions for schoolchildren for one hour each Saturday, from October through May, at United Methodist Church of the Redeemer in Hillcrest Heights. A planning conference for volunteers will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the church. For more information, call the Prince George's Voluntary Action Committee at 779-9444. Peer Support Groups

Rainbows for all God's Children Inc. offers peer support groups for children and teenagers experiencing the stress of parental separation, divorce or death. Support groups will meet from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Mondays beginning next week at St. John's Catholic Church, 8909 Old Branch Ave. in Clinton. A donation of $20 per child, maximum $25 per family, is requested to cover the cost of materials. For information and registration, call Shirley Nelson, of St. John's Youth Ministry, at 868-3026. Public Spending Forum

The Upcounty Citizens' Advisory Board will sponsor a forum on public spending needs vs. taxes in the 1990s at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Seneca Valley High School auditorium in Germantown. For more information, call the Upcounty Government Center at 330-0446. History Lovers Needed

The Montgomery County Historical Society is recruiting volunteers for historical interpretation for the Beall-Dawson House and Stonestreet Medical Museum. Training will begin this month at the society's headquarters at 111 W. Montgomery Ave. in Rockville. For more information, call Karen Yaffe at 340-6534. Education Forum

There will be a forum of Montgomery County Public School Board candidates from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Executive Office Building cafeteria, 101 Monroe St. in Rockville. The forum will focus on special education and mental health issues. The event is sponsored by the Mental Health Association of Montgomery County and Parents Supporting Parents. For more information, call Harriet Guttenberg at 424-0656.