WHEN: Deadline Tuesday; event Sept. 18, noon to 2:30 p.m.
INFO: The Stanislaus County Library is looking for local published authors to take part in Behind the Story: Author Thoughts at the Nick W. Blom Salida Regional Library. Authors will discuss the writing process, how they got published, and what they write about and why. There will be a question-and-answer period besides book sales and signings. Interested authors should contact Beth Holmes at 558-7817.
BLOOD & MARROW DRIVE
WHEN: Sunday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
WHERE: St. Stanislaus School, in front of gym, 1416 Maze Blvd.
INFO: A blood and marrow drive will be held for those at least 17 years of age and a minimum weight of 110 pounds. Donors who are 16 need parental consents. For more information or to make an appointment to donate, call Austin at 538-3915.
WHEN: Sunday, 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: McHenry Mansion, 15th and I streets
INFO: The Strawberry Social will feature period costumes, music, desserts and strawberry lemonade. The cost is $10 and is a fund-raiser for the McHenry Mansion Foundation. For more information, call 578-1524.
WHEN: Today, 5 to 11 p.m.; Sunday, 6 to 11 a.m.
WHERE: The Double T, 22368 W. Second Ave.
INFO: The Ecological Farming Association will hold the Heartland Festival: A Celebration of Food, Farming, and Healthy Living. There will be dinner, entertainment, cheese tasting, dancing, children's activities, games and more. The cost is $25 and $10 for children 12 and under. Kids 5 years and under are free. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHEN: Sunday, 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: Sixth and Fox streets
INFO: Hughson United Methodist Church is having a mini church patio yard sale. For more information, call 883-4952 or 883-2483.
WHEN: Sunday, 7 to 11 a.m.
WHERE: Odd Fellows Hall, Main St.
INFO: The Rebekahs of La Grange Lodge 323 will hold its monthly breakfast. The menu includes ham and cheese omelets, pancakes, biscuits and gravy and beverages. The cost is $6. For more information, call Chris Stevenson at 853-2128 or e-mail email@example.com.
Send Region items to Region, The Modesto Bee, P.O. Box 5256, Modesto 95352; call 578-2330; fax 578-2207; or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.