MUSIC AND ARTS
INCENDIO 3 p.m. today, Congregation Beth Shalom, 1705 Sherwood Ave., Modesto. Group concludes "Sunday Afternoons at CBS" concert series for the year and fuses genres such as Spanish guitar, jazz, Celtic, Eastern European, Middle Eastern and electronic. $20 adults, $15 seniors and students, $7 children. (209) 571-6060
CHICAGO CHOIR 6 p.m. today, Modesto Covenant Church, 913 Floyd Ave. Touring choir from North Park University in Chicago will perform. Theme: "Lifting the Highest Praise." Free. (209) 527-4110
CD RELEASE PARTY 7 p.m. Friday, Calvary Reformed Church, Ripon. Radio Friendly, a local Christian band, will stage a party for its new CD, "Love Is Alive." Free. www.radiofriendlyonline.com.
RICHLAND TRIO 6 p.m. March 17, First Baptist Church,1511 Catherine Way, Escalon. Southern gospel group from Ceres in concert. Offering. (209) 838-3213.
ELDER SAFETY 9 a.m. to1 p.m. Friday, CrossPoint Community Church's family life pavilion, 11th and Needham avenues, Modesto. Tenth annual Seniors Against Financial Exploitation seminar by the Stanislaus Elder Abuse Prevention Alliance, a program of Catholic Charities. FBI special agent Scott Schofield from Sacramento will be keynote speaker on Internet fraud. Also speaking is Glenn Gulley, an investigator with the Stanislaus County District Attorney's office who specializes in mortgage fraud. The day begins with a light breakfast and includes lunch. Free. (209) 529-3784
DOMINICAN SISTERS 7 p.m. today through Tuesday,St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 1813 Oakdale Road, Modesto. Three nuns from fast-growing Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, to speak in Lenten series. Today, for teens only, "Hungering for Holiness in the Year of Faith." Monday: "What is Truth? Discovering Our Faith in the Beauty and Mystery of the Church." Tuesday: Loving the Truths of Our Faith Practicing Faith in Daily Life." Free refreshments. (209) 551-4973
ERNEST HOLMES 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays through May 15, Center for Spiritual Living, 2125 Wylie Drive, Suite 1, Modesto. "The Essential Ernest Holmes" studies contribution of founder of Religious Science movement; includes meditation. $145 plus text. (209) 648-3495.
PURITY SEMINAR 6:30 p.m. Friday to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Celebration Center, 323 Kerr Ave., Modesto. Overnight seminar for girls in junior high and high school teaching the importance of abstinence. Includes optional silver ring ceremony. $25 by Monday or $30 after that date, includes meals and snacks. (209) 523-7962
OMELET BRUNCH 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Centenary Methodist Church, McHenry and Briggsmore avenues, Modesto. 34th annual event with boutique and brunch benefits the Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary. Tickets $25 from (209) 869-1900.
MEN OF GOD CONFERENCE 7-9 p.m. Friday, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Big Valley Grace Community Church, 4040 Tully Road, Modesto. Bob Vernon, former assistant chief of police forLos Angeles, will speak. Conference includes breakfast Saturday and raffle from area sporting goods stores. Tickets: $15 from www.bigvalleygrace.org or at church office. (209) 577-1604, ext. 381.
60TH ANNIVERSARY 10 a.m. worship, 11 a.m. fellowship March 17, Geneva Presbyterian Church, 1229 E. Fairmont Ave., Modesto. Photos and short history of church, honoring two charter members and seniors. Potato bar lunch at 11:30 a.m. for $5; reserve by Thursday, from (209) 524-6841.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS 6-7 p.m. March 20, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1528 Oakdale Road, Modesto. Stations liturgy will take place in chapel. Free.
BREAKFAST BONANZA 7-11 a.m. March 23, Parkview Christian Estates, 3112 Napier Drive, Modesto. Breakfast benefits Christian Berets, which offers camps and programs for special needs people. Includes bacon, eggs, pancakes, biscuits, gravy, fruit and drinks. Tickets, $6 adults and children over 12, $4 for disabled adults and children ages 4-11, in advance, or $7 and $5 at door. (209) 524-7993.
CHRIST IN PASSOVER 6 p.m. March 23, 9 and 11 a.m. March 24, Big Valley Grace Community Church, 4040 Tully Road, Modesto. Jews for Jesus speaker will present how Jewish passover meal relates to Jesus' life and his words in the upper room with the disciples. Offering. (209) 577-1604, ext. 378.
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