When: Deadline today; 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 in addition to book sales and signings. Interested authors should call Beth Holmes at 558-7817.
When: Today, 7 p.m.
Where: Trinity United Presbyterian Church, Telle Building, 1600 Carver Road
Info: The Stanislaus Genealogical Society meeting will focus on publishing books on family history. For more information, call 522-8868 or 529-6467.
SISTER CITIES PROGRAM
When: Friday, 6 p.m.
Where: Guru Indian Restaurant, 950 Oakdale Road, Suite A
Info: Modesto Sister Cities International's Vijayawada committee is offering a program to communicate Indian culture to the local area and encourage membership in Modesto Sister Cities International. A social hour and dinner will be followed by showing of an Indian film. The cost is $15. R.S.V.P. to Sobha Cherukuri at 634-5610, Vidhu Mehra at 667-6779 or Tom Durbin at 668-1840.
MOVIE UNDER THE STARS
When: Friday, 8 p.m.
Where: 5725 Hall Road
Info: Movie Night Under the Stars will benefit Wellspring Counseling Ministries, a nonprofit organization that uses equine therapy for abused or traumatized children. "Roman Holiday" will be shown. The event is for adults. The cost is $20 by Wednesday and $22 after. Popcorn, candy and drinks are included. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. To register, go to http://wellspringcounselingministries.org or call 838-8564.
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