ARTS AND MUSIC
PRAISE & COMEDY 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Modesto Centre Plaza, 1000 L St. Sponsored by Faith Community Worship Center, which runs a ministry to the homeless. The Night of Praise & Worship will feature J-Red, a Christian comedian, in concert. $15 adults, $7.50 children, from (209) 523-0727.
LIBERTY GOSPEL QUARTET 7 p.m. Jan. 11, Immanuel Christian Reformed Church, 517 Orange Ave., Ripon. Annual concert of Southern Gospel group. Offering. (209) 599-6163.
FOG VALLEY DRIFTERS 3 p.m. Jan. 13, Congregation Beth Shalom, 1705 Sherwood Ave., Modesto. Crowd-pleasing group of local and Monterey- area musicians specializing in bluegrass and world beat music in Sunday Afternoons at CBS concert series. Local musicians and other attendees invited to stay after concert for special jam session and kosher hot dog dinner. Concert: $20 adults, $15 seniors and students, $7 children; free jam session; $5 for dinner. (209) 571-6060.
DIVORCECARE 7 p.m. Thursdays, beginning Jan. 10, Big Valley Grace Community Church, 4040 Tully Road, room M105, Modesto. 13-week class for people going through separation or divorce. $10 for materials. (209) 577-1604, ext. 341.
GRIEFSHARE 9-10:30 a.m. Saturdays, beginning Jan. 12, Calvary Reformed Church, 741 W. Second St., Ripon. 13-week class uses videos and group discussion on various topics of losing a loved one. Donations for materials. (209) 599-4294.
HINDU NEW YEAR 6:30 p.m. Monday, 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.
NEW LOCATION 10 a.m. beginning Saturday, Big Valley Grace Community Church, 4040 Tully Road, Modesto. Congregation Lev L'Yisarel (Heart for Israel), a Messianic Jewish congregation, will move to the new location for weekly services. (209) 572-1150.
BLUE MASS 10 a.m. Jan. 12, St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 1813 Oakdale Road, Modesto. Annual Mass for first responders, including a blessing of their vehicles and followed by lunch with live jazz music. Free. (209) 551-4973.
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