More than 900 teens and young adults had so much fun at Calvary Temple's The Bash in April that the church decided to hold a second one, said Micah Berteau, Calvary's pastor to youth and young adults.
"We just thought it would be great to show the youth in our community that you can have fun in a safe environment," he said. "We are going even bigger this time by bringing in one of Christian music's top rappers, Curvine, plus inflatable games, tons of food and a mechanical bull."
The Bash 2 will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the church, 1601 Coffee Road, Modesto.
The event is especially for ages 11 to 29, and if 1,500 people show up, "I will shave my hair into a mullet," Berteau said.
Entrance and food is free; there are small fees for some of the carnival-type games, he said. The night also includes a raffle for gift cards and a $250 cash grand prize.
For more information, call (209) 529-7346, Ext. 310.
Other upcoming faith-based events include:
ARTS AND MUSIC
817 CONCERT 7-10 p.m. Aug. 17, Shelter Cove Community Church lawn, 4242 Coffee Road, Modesto. Concert for tweens, teens and young adults with special guests Adam Cappa (tours with Jeremy Camp), Emissary Band (Sacramento), Rhett Morehouse (Indiana) and church's Impact Band. Music, speaking, food, outdoor fun. Free. (209) 567-3200.
KEEPERS OF THE FAITH 5 p.m. Aug. 18, River Oak Grace Community Church amphitheater, 7712 Rodden Road, Oakdale. Gospel group from Washington performs with Herb Henry Family and Richland Trio. Bring lawn chairs. Offering. (209) 538-3838.
GRIEFSHARE 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, beginning Aug. 15, CrossPoint Community Church, 1325 11th St., Modesto. 13-week support group for women who have lost a loved one. Includes videos by experts and ordinary people on various topics, plus workbook and optional group sharing. $20 for materials. (209) 521-0181.
FINANCIAL PEACE 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, beginning Aug. 29, preview class 7 p.m. Aug. 15, Ceres Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1633 N. Central Ave. Nine-week class includes DVD featuring financial expert Dave Ramsey. Preview class is free; $95 class fee includes workbook, book, CDs, forms and other materials. (209) 538-1024.
RELATIONSHIPS 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 18, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Stanislaus County, 2172 Kiernan Ave., Modesto. Buddhist "day of meditative practices" on "Equanimity in our Relationships." Bring vegetarian dish to share. Donations. (209) 343-2748.
MISSIONARY CONFERENCE Today through Tuesday, Calvary Baptist Church, Monte Vista and Olive avenues, Turlock. Missionary Gospel Fellowship conference features speaker Clayton Dougan, a native of Scotland who lives in Canada, who will speak on evangelism and "The Key to Effective Ministry." The MGF began in 1939 as an outreach to Dust Bowl immigrants and now ministers throughout North America with cross-cultural outreaches to various ethnic groups. Free. (209) 634-8575.
SHARE YOUR FAITH 9 a.m. Saturday, Youth for Christ ministry center, 918 Sierra Drive, Modesto. Learn to share your faith in a natural way using "3Story Evangelism" method. Ken Sylvia leads training. Free. (209) 522-9568, Ext. 111.
BENEFIT EVENT 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 12, St. Jude Catholic Church, 3824 Mitchell Road, Ceres. Food, live music, DJ, etc., to pay for new air conditioner for multipurpose building and repairs to parking lot. Donations. (209) 537-0516.
BENEFIT RUMMAGE SALE 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 17-18, Modesto Covenant Church, 913 Floyd Ave., Modesto. "Monster rummage sale" features furniture, tools, household goods, toys, clothes, etc. The sale will benefit the Stanislaus County Family Justice Center. (209) 527-4110.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
SKY 9 a.m. to noon Monday-Friday, St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 13880 Joshua Way, Sonora. "Sky: With God All Things Are Possible," with things such as airplanes, kites, clouds, etc. For children entering kindergarten through sixth grade. Free. (209) 532-4639.
Send events by noon Tuesday to email@example.com or fax to (209) 578-2207.