WHEN: Deadline is Aug. 1; event is 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." The event will take place 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 and book signing. Interested authors should contact Beth Holmes at 558-7817.
WHEN: Today, 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Legion Park, 1600 Legion Park Drive
INFO: The Modesto Peace/Life Center will hold a Hiroshima Remembrance and Potluck. Bring food and drinks to share as the group rededicates itself to reversing the efforts to rebuild and proliferate nuclear weapons. The evening will conclude with a candlelight vigil. For more information, call 529-5750.
WHEN: Saturday, 6 to 9 p.m.
WHERE: McHenry Mansion, 906 15th St.
INFO: Modesto Rotary East will hold its 10th annual Wine Soiree. There will be 11 wineries providing tasting and hors d'oeuvres from local restaurants. Tickets are $30.
MARINE CORPS LEAGUE MEETING
WHEN: Saturday, 8 a.m.
WHERE: Perko's restaurant, 4642 Kiernan Ave.
INFO: The Marine Corps League, Modesto Detachment 019, will hold its monthly membership meeting. It is open to Marine and Fleet Marine Force corpsmen veterans. Membership requires DD-214 proof of service and honorable discharge. Annual dues are $40. For more information, call 571-0102 or go to www.mcl-modesto019.org.
WHEN: Today, 7 to 9:30 p.m.
WHERE: Oakdale Grange Hall, F and Lambuth streets
INFO: The Oakdale Grange 435 will hold Bunko Night. Refreshments will be served. Bunko is held the first Friday evening of each month. For more information, call Audre 581-3883 or Pat 556-8524.
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