MUSIC AND ARTS
PHIL KING, LEELAND 7 p.m. Friday, Monte Vista Chapel, 1619 E. Monte Vista Ave., Turlock. Benefit concert features Grammy-nominated worship band Leeland and singer-songwriter Phil King. Offering. (209) 634-4935.
HEART STRINGS 7 p.m. May 11, Ceres Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1633 N. Central Ave. Trio from Sonora in concert with worship songs, hymns and gospel favorites with new arrangements and traditional melodies. Offering. (209) 538-1024.
SANCTUS REAL 7:30 p.m. May 16, Gallo Center for the Performing Arts, Modesto. Award-winning Christian pop-rock band Sanctus Real in concert with JJ Heller, Bread of Stone and Unspoken. Tickets $14-$44 from www.galloarts.org/Tickets or (209) 338-2100.
MARK SPECKMAN 6:45 a.m. Thursday, Larsa Banquet Hall, 2107 E. Monte Vista Ave., Turlock. Menlo College football coach Mark Speckman, who formerly coached in Merced and Livingston and who was born without hands, will speak at the 20th annual Turlock Mayor's Prayer Breakfast. Tickets: $20, from the Salvation Army office, Geiger's fine Jewelers, Majesty Bible & Gifts or Canal Veterinary Hospital, all in Turlock. (209) 602-6239.
LISA HENDEY 7:30 a.m. May 14, DoubleTree Hotel, Modesto. Lisa Hendey, founder of CatholicMom.com and author of "A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms," will speak at the Catholic Professional and Business Club of Modesto. Open to all for breakfast, talk. $15 members, $20 nonmembers, from (209) 968-8086.
FINANCIAL PEACE 7 p.m. Mondays beginning Monday, One Church Sylvan Campus, 3540 Oakdale Road, Modesto. Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University class, a video-based series, offers practical help to get out of debt and build wealth. $89 for singles or couples, includes workbook and materials. (209) 521-5440.
DIVORCE CARE 7 p.m. Thursdays, beginning Thursday, Big Valley Grace Community Church fireside room, 4040 Tully Road, Modesto. 13-week class for individuals who are separated or divorced. $15 for materials. (209) 577-1604, ext. 341.
CAFE SHALOM 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, Congregation Beth Shalom, 1705 Sherwood Ave., Modesto. 43rd annual Jewish food and cultural festival features brunch, bake shop, vendors, live music, Israeli dancing and tours of synagogue. $10 in advance, $12 at door; $8 for children. (209) 571-6060.
SPRING BAZAAR Noon today, Sacred Heart Church, 505 M St., Patterson. Adult co-ed softball tourney, food vendors, craft booths, live entertainment, children's carnival games and prizes. Chicken dinner barbecue from 4 to 6 p.m. with tickets $10 in advance or $13 at door. (209) 892-9321.
LOVE OUR NEIGHBORHOODS Evening of May 17. Sponsored by Love Modesto, the event encourages people to host a block party, play games, have a movie night in someone's driveway, deliver cookies, etc. www.LoveOurNeighborhoods.com.
SAFETY FAIR 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 18, Herald General Baptist Church, 2120 Prescott Road, Modesto. Food, safety tips, info from area agencies and law enforcement, activities for children, etc. Cost for food benefits church's youth. (209) 524-4100.
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