When: Wednesday, 7 to 9 p.m.
Where: Sierra Hall, Room 137, MJC West Campus, 2201 Blue Gum Ave.
Info: The MJC College Republicans will screen "Innocents Betrayed," a documentary film about the history of gun control, with a question-and-answer period to follow. Dave Thomas of Stanislaus Taxpayers Association and other gun rights advocates will discuss pending gun-control legislation and how it is likely to affect Americans. Admission is free and the public is invited. For more, call Grant at (209) 247-7037.
GARDEN CLUB MEETING
When: Thursday, 10:45 a.m.
Where: Bethel Church, 2361 Scenic Drive
Info: The Modesto Garden Club monthly meeting will feature a presentation by the Stanislaus Wildlife Center. Guest speakers Rebecca Sweet and Susan Morrison will discuss vertical gardening. Free to members ($40 per year); $10 for guests. For more, go to www.modestogardenclub.org.
LATINO COMMUNITY ROUNDTABLE MEETING
When: Wednesday, noon to 1:15 p.m.
Where: Bel Piatto Italian Cucina, 1000 Kansas Ave.
Info: The Latino Community Roundtable monthly meeting features guest speaker Joe L. Del Bosque Jr., a melon grower and member of the California Water Commission. Optional Italian buffet, $12. For reservations or more information, call Maggie at (209) 303-2664.
SCHOLARSHIP FUND-RAISING DINNER
When: Thursday, 6 p.m.
Where: Mary Stuart Rogers Student Learning Center, MJC West Campus, 2201 Blue Gum Ave.
Info: The Freedom Forum Political Science Club of Modesto Junior College will present a scholarship fund-raising dinner. Former Riverbank Mayor Virginia Madueño will be the host; honorary speakers will be Modesto City Attorney Susana Alcala Wood, 21st District Assemblyman Adam Gray and Alejandro Carrillo, MJC student organizer. Dinner is $20 for community members and $10 for students with ID. For more or to purchase tickets, call Melissa Santos, (209) 576-5616, or Andrew, (209) 679-7358.
COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEETING
When: Thursday, 7 p.m.
Where: 2201 Morrill Road
Info: The Modesto-Riverbank Chapter of Compassionate Friends is a nonprofit, nonsectarian support group for families whose children have died. Parents, grandparents and adult siblings are invited. For more, call (209) 622-6786 or email email@example.com.
DEMOCRATIC CLUB MEETING
When: Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Sweet River Grill and Bar, 2600 Geer Road
Info: The Turlock Democratic Club holds its regular meeting on the second Wednesday of each month. On the agenda this time is a review of bylaws and election strategies, discussion of the spring social and community activities calendars. All are welcome. For more, call (209) 485-0818.
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