ARTS AND MUSIC
TINGSTAD & RUMBEL 3 p.m. today, Congregation Beth Shalom, 1705 Sherwood Ave., Modesto. Grammy-winning Eric Tingstad (guitar) and Nancy Rumbel (double reeds and ocarina) in concert. $20 adults, $15 seniors and students, $7 children. (209) 571-6060.
'ELVIS HAS LEFT' 7 p.m. Thursday, North Modesto Church of God, 1918 Sherwood Ave. Ed Hill and the Songfellows Quartet from Gallatin, Tenn., in concert. Hill traveled and sang with Elvis Presley during the 1970s as a member of the Stamps Quartet. His is the voice heard at the end of each concert: "Elvis has left the building." Concert also features Sheri Stambaugh and Richland Trio. Offering. (209) 538-3838.
TODD AGNEW, BIG TENT REVIVAL 7 p.m. Oct. 26, Monte Vista Chapel, 1619 E. Monte Vista Ave., Turlock. Concert features two well-known Christian headliners. Dove and Grammy award winners Big Tent disbanded in 2000 and got back together this year. Agnew also is a Dove award winner. Free admission; offering taken to benefit nonprofit Prodigal Sons and Daughters. (209) 634-3538.
MARIONETTES 4 p.m. Oct. 27, Presbyterian Church of the 49ers, 11155 Jackson St., Columbia. Fratello Marionettes from Bay area to perform "Vaudeville Follies." The handcrafted marionettes (puppets) range from 1 foot to 3 feet tall. Appropriate for all ages. $15 adults, $5 for age 5 to 12, free for children under 5; maximum family cost: $30. Meal after performance, to eat in or take out, included in price. (209) 532-2441.
BEATLES MANAGER 6:30 p.m. Oct. 21, Calvary Chapel Oakdale, 220 S. Sierra Ave. Ken Mansfield, the Grammy-winning U.S. manager for Apple Records and the Beatles, will speak on his time with the Fab Four and his Christian faith. Includes video of Beatles and a question and answer time. Refreshments follow. Free. (209) 896-7102.
REFORMATION SERIES 6 p.m. Sundays, Grace Orthodox Presbyterian Church, 1448 Standiford Ave., Modesto. Series on "The Great Awakening: Revival Comes to America" to celebrate anniversary of Protestant Reformation. Tonight: "The Great Awakening (1740-1742)." Refreshments follow lectures. Free. (209) 522-5922.
BUDDHIST SEMINAR 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Doctors Medical Center, conference room 1,1441 Florida Ave., Modesto.Dr. Lee Lipp and Rev. David Zimmerman will talk on "Transforming Depression and Anxiety." Sponsored by Insight Meditation Modesto, includes guided meditations. Donations. (209) 343-2748.
CPS BREAKFAST 7-8:30 a.m. Thursday, Big Valley Grace Community Church, 1440 Tully Road, Modesto. Annual Christian Public Service breakfast honors people in the private sector and law enforcement whose faith sparks their work ethic and community involvement. The group awards scholarships to students who plan a career in public service. Vickie Mulvaney-Trask from the Stanislaus County of Education is the keynote speaker. Tickets: $20, in advance or at door. (209) 988-5597.
EGYPTIAN FESTIVAL 4-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to6 p.m. Oct. 21, St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church, 315 S. Orange Ave., Ripon. Annual festival includes live Egyptian band, henna tattoos, clothing, souvenirs and Egyptian food at bazaar, church tours. Free admission. (209) 918-6605.
BISHOP'S AWARDS 6:30 p.m. Oct. 20, St. Bernard Church, 12100 W. Valpico Road, Tracy. Annual Bishop's Awards dinner honors Modestans Bob and Marie Gallo and Paul Schaefer, among others, in special 50th anniversary celebration of diocese. Proceeds benefit Catholic Charities and SEEDS (student scholarship) programs. Tickets: $150, from (209) 546-7646.
AUCTION, FUND-RAISER 5 p.m. Saturday, Stanislaus County Fairgrounds,900 N. Broadway St., Turlock. Sacred Heart School's fall auction and fund-raiser with theme: Kentucky Derby. Social hour, silent auction, dinner, live auction. Tickets: $40 each or table of eight for $420. (209) 669-5336.
NAVRAATRI 7 p.m. Monday through Oct. 23, Shree Ram Mandir Temple, 3401 Claus Road, Modesto. Hindu event called Navraatri, or Nine Nights of Glorifying the Divine Mother, will be held. Vegetarian food served each night. Free. (209) 551-9820.
HOLIDAY BAZAAR 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 27, Escalon United Methodist Church, 2000 Jackson Ave. Handmade crafts, gift and holiday items, needlework, wood crafts, homemade jams and jellies, homemade frozen pies and a drawing for queen-sized quilt. $6 for soup and pie lunch; free entrance. (209) 838-2792.
QUILT, CRAFT SALE 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 27, Geneva Presbyterian Church, 1229 E. Fairmont Ave., Modesto. Twin-, double- and lap-sized quilts for sale, plus other crafts and baked goods. Proceeds assist group to make winter quilts for faith-based organizations in town. (209) 524-6841.
MINISTRY DAY 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 27, Modesto Centre Plaza, 1000 L St. One-day event for anyone in Catholic ministry. Keynote speaker is the Rev. J. Philip Horrigan, a professor at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, on the character of ministry in the church today. Other speakers include Alejandro Barraza, coordinator of youth in the Fresno diocese; Terry Hershey, author and humorist; ValLimar Jansen, a college professor and recording artist; Tom Kendzia, performing and recording artist; the Rev. R. Tony Ricard, theology professor, author and chaplain of the 2010 New Orleans Saints; and Bishop Stephen Blaire. $35. (209) 466-0636 or www.stocktondiocese.org/ministryday12.
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