ARTS AND MUSIC
LIBERTY GOSPEL QUARTET 7 p.m. Friday, 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.
KRIS KRISTOFFERSON 8 p.m. Jan. 18, Gallo Center for the Performing Arts, Modesto. Fund-raising concert by iconic singer-songwriter-actor benefits Royal Family Kids Camp, a summer camp for abused or neglected children now living in foster homes. Sponsored by Wellspring Anglican Church. Tickets: $25 to $65 from www.galloarts.org.
DIVORCECARE 7 p.m. Thursdays, beginning Thursday, 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.
DIVORCECARE 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, beginning Thursday, Living Hope Christian Fellowship, Oakdale. 13-week class for people who are separated or divorced featuring videos from experts on divorce and recovery. $20 for workbook. (209) 988-2399.
GRIEFSHARE 9-10:30 a.m. Saturdays, beginning Saturday, Calvary Reformed Church, 741 W. Second St., Ripon. 13-week class uses videos and group discussion on various topics of losing a loved one. Donation for materials.(209) 599-4294.
BLUE MASS 10 a.m. Saturday, 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.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Jan. 18-19, Hilmar Covenant Church, 20056 American Ave. Second annual Feed My Starving Children packing event needs volunteers to help pack 350,000 meals that will go to children around the world. Volunteers pack in teams for two-hour shifts; call to reserve time slot. (209) 668-0400.
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