MUSIC AND ARTS
JEFF & SHERI EASTER 7 p.m. Wednesday, Christian Life Center, 650 E. Olive Ave., Merced. Award-winning duo has performed with the Gaither Homecoming tours for years and will perform concert of gospel music with a country flair. $7 from church office or at door. (209) 201-6824.
GORDON MOTE 6 p.m. Saturday, Ripon Christian Performing Arts Center, 435 Maple Ave. Gordon Mote, a former Bill Gaither pianist who has been blind from birth, will be in concert. Mote has shared the stage with Brad Paisley, Alan Jackson, Rascal Flatts and others. Concert sponsored by Bethany Home to celebrate its 50th anniversary. Tickets: $12 in advance; $15 at door. (209) 599-4221, ext. 121.
HINDU SHOW 6 p.m. Saturday, Johansen High School, 641 Norseman Drive, Modesto. Concert features Harjeet Mehndi of Tracy in variety and music show. Sponsored by Hindu Temple of Modesto, show benefits temple expansion and hall/community center building project. $25 minimum donation. (209) 986-0346.
REALITY VS. ROMANCE 6:30 p.m. Friday, Shelter Cove Community Church,4242 Coffee Road, Modesto. Rebekah Gregory, a college counselor, will speak on "Reality vs. Romance: When to Face One and How to Find the Other," a practical, humorous and honest talk about dating, men, marriage and singleness. Part of "Truth Be Told" series for teen and college-aged young women and their moms. Free. (209) 567-3200, ext. 343.
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE SEMINAR 2 to 3 p.m. today, Holiday Inn Express, 4300 Bangs Ave. "Roadmap for Life" Chet Manchester from St. Louis will speak on the Sermon on the Mount based on his work as a Christian Science practitioner. Child care provided. (209) 380-3833.
BUDDHIST SEMINAR 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Stanislaus County,2172 Kiernan Ave., Modesto. "Be the Mystery, a day of contemplation," led by Noliwe Alexander, a dharma leader, and John Mifsud, a community dharma teacher. Bring vegetarian potluck to share. Donations. (209) 343-2748.
DAY OF PRAYER 7 p.m. May 2, First Christian Reformed Church, 305 Boesch Drive, Ripon. Eighth annual Ripon Community National Day of Prayer service. Free. (209) 599-3225.
HINDU CELEBRATION 5 p.m. Thursday, Shree Ram Mandir temple, 3401 Claus Road, Modesto. Celebration of birthday of Hanuman includes worship, music, peace chants, vegetarian dinner, etc. Free. (209) 551-9820.
LOVE MODESTO 9 a.m. to noon (for most projects) Saturday, throughout Modesto and in 39 other cities. Volunteer day includes service projects for everything from visiting the elderly to working in community gardens to cleaning up neighborhoods. Volunteers gather at downtown locations at 9 a.m. before heading out to projects. For information on all projects and to sign up, visit www.LoveModesto.com.
PURITY FOR YOUNG MEN 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 29, Celebration Center, 323 Kerr Ave., Modesto. Day begins with continental breakfast, followed by biblically based training on what God thinks about sexual purity. For guys ages 12-23. Lunch included. $5. Must preregister at (209) 523-7962.
CELEBRATING MOMS 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May 1, St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Father O'Hare Hall, 1813 Oakdale Road, Modesto. Celebration of Mothers luncheon includes decorated tables, food and vendors. $40, with proceeds benefiting Seniors of Stanislaus County. (209) 578-4338.
WALK FOR LIFE 8 to 11 a.m. May 4, Tuolumne River Regional Park, Modesto. Modesto Pregnancy Center's 21st annual Walk for Life and third annual 5K run benefits the nonprofit agency. www.modestopc.org or (209) 526-1734.
MOMS IN PRAYER 10 a.m. to noon May 4, 4977 Parrotts Ferry Road, Vallecito. Moms and grandmothers meet for brunch and prayer for children and schools in Amador, Calaveras and Tuolumne counties.(209) 795-0420.
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