ARTS AND MUSIC
CHILDREN'S MUSICAL 10 a.m. today, Village Chapel Church, 1825 N. Central Ave., Ceres. Christmas musical, "The Christmas Cupcake," presented by youth of the church. Free. (209) 537-0997.
SOUNDS OF SEASON 6 p.m. today, Modesto Christian Reformed Church, 2620 College Ave., Modesto. Service with adult and children's choirs, handbells, Christmas readings, carol singing and candlelight. Offering. (209) 523-1906.
LESSONS & CAROLS 6:30 p.m. today, St. Francis Anglican Church, 915 E. Main St., Turlock. The story of the fall of humanity, the promise of the Messiah and the birth of Jesus is told in nine short Bible readings, interspersed with singing of Christmas carols, hymns and choir music. (209) 632-0788.
CANDLE LIGHTING 11 a.m. today, Creative Life Center, 145 Woodrow, Suite A-2, Modesto. Candle lighting service. (209) 526-7137.
MOCHI TSUKI Dec. 29, Livingston United Methodist Church, 11695 W. Olive Ave. Annual Japanese rice pounding event from about 8 a.m. to noon. Can also order rice must order by Thursday for plain mochi ($4 a pound) and ahn mochi ($1.50 each) from church between 9 a.m. and noon weekdays at(209) 394-2264. Orders ready for pick-up only on Saturday from 1-4 p.m.
HINDU NEW YEAR 6:30 p.m. Dec. 31, Shree Ram Mandir temple, 3401 Claus Road, Modesto. Singing of devotional songs and music with worship of Lord Ganesha, remover of obstacles and bestower of success. Dinner served at 8 p.m. At midnight, aarti ceremony. Free.(209) 551-9820.
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