MUSIC AND ARTS
KEVIN SPENCER 7 p.m. Friday, Richland Faith Assembly of God, 1201 Richland Ave., Ceres. Southern gospel soloist from Ohio in concert. Offering. (209) 538-3838.
MUSICAL VALENTINE 3 p.m. Feb. 10, Congregation Beth Shalom, 1705 Sherwood Ave., Modesto. Grace Lieberman & Friends in annual Valentine's Day themed concert, part of Sunday Afternoons at CBS series. $20 adults, $15 seniors and students, $7 children, from (209) 571-6060.
HEAVEN'S GATES 7 p.m. Feb. 10-13, The House (formerly Calvary Temple), 1601 Coffee Road, Modesto. Annual presentation of "Heaven's Gates and Hell's Flames," a dramatic presentation of how choices in life lead to eternal destinations. Doors open at 6 p.m. Free. (209) 529-7346.
JASON & DEMARCO 7-9 p.m. Feb. 15, Unity Church of Modesto, 2467 Veneman Ave. Jason & deMarco in concert celebrating their 10th anniversary as a singing duo. Offering. (209) 578-5433.
FINANCIAL PEACE 6:30 p.m. Mondays, beginning Monday, River Oak Grace Community Church, Room 501, 7712 Rodden Road, Oakdale. Revised Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University class lasts for eight weeks and includes topics such as budgeting, debt reduction and wealth building. $75 for materials. (209) 847-9428.
CHRISTIANITY 101 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, beginning Thursday, St. Peter Lutheran Church, 3461 Merle Ave., Modesto. Four-week course offers overview of Bible; questions and discussion encouraged. Optional additional 12 classes for those who want to dig deeper. Child care provided. Free. (209) 345-4886.
HUMAN TRAFFICKING 8:30 a.m. to noon, 1-4 p.m. or 6:30-9 p.m. Feb. 12, Martin Petersen Event Center, 720 12th St., Modesto. "Training of Heroes: Combatting Human Trafficking & Exploitation in Stanislaus County" put on by Without Permission, a nonprofit group, the Stanislaus County of Education and the Stanislaus County district attorney's office. First session aimed at people in prosecution, law enforcement and juvenile justice; second session for those in education and social services; evening session for parents, students and anyone in the community. Free, but reserve spot from www.withoutpermission.org.
MARRIED LIFE 7 p.m. Feb. 22, Big Valley Grace Community Church, 2020 Tully Road, Modesto. Evening of comedy plus lessons for marriage with guest speakers Amy Barnes and Jerry Miner. The two have been married for 20 years and have appeared on Comedy Central, MTV, ESPN and National Lampoon, among others. Will speak on "That's a Marriage: Part Reality, Part Therapy, Lots of Laughter!" $20 per couple; child care, $5 per family, must be reserved by Feb. 14. (209) 577-1604, ext. 305.
FINANCIAL PEACE 1:30-3 p.m. Sundays, beginning Feb. 24 free preview class Feb. 10 Modesto Covenant Church, 913 Floyd Ave., Room 203D. Eight-week class features financial expert Dave Ramsey in videos on budgeting, debt reduction and building wealth. $89 for materials. (209) 496-5413.
NEW LOCATION Redeemer Church is moving to 1614 H St. in Modesto beginning with Sunday services at 9 and 11 a.m. today. The church, which has been meeting at 14th and H streets, has outgrown its building and will rent space from the Modesto Seventh-day Adventist Church, which meets for services on Saturdays. Redeemer youth meetings during the week and office will remain at old location.(209) 523-8990.
SUPER BOWL RUN 10 a.m. today, Ceres Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1633 N. Central Ave. 5K fun run/walk before Super Bowl. $10, includes T-shirt, with proceeds to United Way of Western Connecticut, which provides services to Sandy Hook community.(209) 538-1024.
CITY MINISTRY NETWORK 7-8:10 a.m. Thursday, CrossPoint Community Church family life pavilion, 1301 12th St., Modesto. Breakfast to begin new day and place for monthly meeting of loose coalition of churches and faith-based nonprofit agencies. Topic: "CMN: Our Vision to Champion You." Free. (209) 571-4331.
MEDJUGORJE MOVIE 6-9 p.m. Friday, St. Stanislaus Catholic Church parish, 709 J St., Modesto. "Queen of Peace," a documentary of the apparitions of Mary at Medjugorje, will be shown. Free. (209) 484-2633.
LABYRINTH WALK 4 p.m. Feb. 10, Light of Christ Lutheran Church, 4510 Crowell Road, Turlock. Guided labyrinth walk focuses on needs of homeless and those who work with them. Includes walking through labyrinth while praying and meditating. Free. (209) 632-5683.
BUDDHIST RETREAT 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Feb. 10, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Stanislaus County, 2172 Kiernan Ave., Modesto. "Music and Dharma: The Brahma Viharas" led by guest leader Eve Decker features Buddhist sitting and walking, interspersed with short dharma talks, poetry, music and chanting. Bring vegetarian dish to share for lunch. Offering. (209) 343-2748.
CELEBRATING SPRING 5 p.m. Feb. 16, Shree Ram Mandir temple, 3401 Claus Road, Modesto. Songs, music and discourse on Ramayan, followed by vegetarian dinner. Free. (209) 551-9820.
CENTER MOVE Center for Spiritual Living Modesto has moved to 2125 Wylie Drive, Suite 1. Sunday celebration at 10 a.m. (209) 648-3495.
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