When: Saturday, 8:45 a.m. to noon
Where: Modesto Chamber of Commerce, 1114 J St.
Info: "The Nuts & Bolts of Electioneering" is a free workshop for candidates this November and beyond. The event will feature a welcome by chamber President and Chief Executive Officer Cecil Russell, as well as presentations on campaigning, using social media and raising money by Councilmen Dave Geer and Steve Nascimento, political consultant Chip Langman, Joan Clendenin and Sandy Lucas, and CPA Sara Geer. A question-and-answer period will follow the presentation. The event is free; reservations are required. To RSVP or for more information, contact Meagan Lopez at (209) 577-5757 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHRISTMAS IN JULY BOUTIQUE
When: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Clarion Inn Conference Center, 1612 Sisk Road
Info: The Christmas in July Boutique features vendors and raffles. Free admission. Proceeds benefit Brazil Missions Trip 2013. For more information, call Monica at (209) 505-9603.
When: Saturday, 4 to 7 p.m.
Where: Geneva Presbyterian Church, 1229 E. Fairmont Ave.
Info: Geneva Presbyterian Church's Mission Committee is holding a pulled pork dinner fund-raiser. Dinner will include a barbecue pork sandwich, coleslaw, beans, chips, fruit and a brownie. Suggested donation, $4 children, $7 adult. Dine in or takeout available. For more information, call (209) 524-6841.
When: Saturday, 10:30 a.m.
Where: Carnegie Arts Center, 250 N. Broadway
Info: The Turlock Uke Jamz is a community-based ukulele strum and singalong. All ages and skill levels are welcome, as are other acoustic instruments. For more information, visit www.turlockukejamz.org.
LIBRARY SCRAPBOOKING PROGRAM
When: Saturday, noon
Where: Patterson library, 46 N. Salado Ave.
Info: The Patterson library and the scrapbooking group Scrappin' in Patterson are holding a scrapbooking event. Participants are encouraged to bring their own materials and can learn how to get started in scrapbooking or work on continuing projects. For more information, call the Patterson library at (209) 892-6473
WINES OF THE WORLD EVENT
When: Thursday, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Where: Murphys Historic Hotel, 457 Main St.
Info: The Calaveras Winegrape Alliance offers its monthly Wines of the World event featuring Tom Bender, Columbia College wine instructor, who will present wines from the coast of France on a tour of the Mediterranean. Cost is $15-$25. For more information, call (209) 728-9467 or visit www.calaveraswines.org.
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