When: Today; 7 p.m. support; 8 p.m., program
Where: Emanuel Lutheran Church, 324 College Ave.
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Info: Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays will host guest speakers Nancy Griggs and Jack Waldorf, who will speak about "In Our Own Voice," about recovery from mental illness. For more information, call 527-0776 or go to www.pflagmodesto.org.
When: Thursday, 7 p.m.
Where: Modesto Junior College, Forum 101, 435 College Ave.
Info: MJC's Civic Engagement Project will show the documentary film "Bigger, Stronger, Faster." Director Christopher Bell and looks at the steroid subculture and at those who oppose it. There will be a discussion after the film. For more information, call Judy Cain at 575-6000. Free and open to the public.
GRANT WRITING WORKSHOP
When: Friday, 1-5 p.m.
Where: Stanislaus County Library auditorium, 1500 I St.
Info: Nonprofit arts organizations are invited to attend a free two-part workshop conducted by the Foundation Center. Attendees will learn about the basics of writing a grant proposal and how to apply to the Creative Connections Fund. For more information, go to foundationcenter.org/sanfrancisco/training/ irvine.html.
When: Thursday, 3-7 p.m.
Where: Veterans Memorial Building, 1605 Seventh St.
Info: The Livingston-Delhi Veterans of Foreign Wars and Ladies Auxiliary will hold a community blood drive. Donate a pint of blood and receive a coupon for a meal. For more information, call Denis or Sue Wells at 394-2059.