MUSIC AND ARTS
BRANDON AND CRYSTAL BEENE 6:30 p.m. today, First Baptist Church, 1511 Catherine Way, Escalon. Southern gospel duo in concert. Offering. (209) 838-3213.
THE HOPPERS 7 p.m. June 27, Orangeburg Baptist Church, 313 E. Orangeburg Ave., Modesto. Award-winning and Gospel Music Hall of Fame members will be in concert as part of their Something Good Tour. Tickets: $16 advance, $20 at door ($14 group rate) from Beardsley's Book & Bible in Modesto or (800) 965-9324; www.imcconcerts.com.
REV. DEAN BRAXTON 10:30 a.m. June 23, Ripona Christian Fellowship, 602 Ripona Ave., Ripon. Braxton, a Seattle pastor, wrote "In Heaven! Experiencing the Throne Of God" from his experience of going into cardiac arrest while undergoing surgery in 2006. Offering. (209) 599-2212.
GRIEFSHARE 6:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays, Modesto Covenant Church fireside room, 913 Floyd Ave. Thirteen-week DVD series has experts and lay people talking about various topics to help with loss of a loved one. $15 for workbook. (209) 529-2666.
MINDFULNESS IN CAREGIVING 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Stanislaus County, 2172 Kiernan Ave., Modesto. Training for professional and family caregivers. Led by Marguerite Manteau-Rao, founder of the Mindfulness-Based Demential Care Program at UCSF. Sponsored by Insight Meditation Central Valley. $15 for continuing education units or donations. (209) 343-2748.
HINDU CELEBRATION 5 p.m. Tuesday, Shree Ram Mandir temple, 3401 Claus Road, Modesto. Celebration of Ganga Dashami is is dedicated to the goddess Ganga, who brought the purity of heaven to Earth. Worship, music, peace chants, vegetarian dinner. Free. (209) 551-9820.
FREEDOM RUN Runs begin at 7 and 7:30 a.m. June 29, Tuolumne River Regional Park, 1198 Tioga Drive, Modesto. 5K and 10K runs to benefit Without Permission, a nonprofit organization that fights against human trafficking in Stanislaus County. Register at www.withoutpermission.org. (209) 338-0500.
CAR WASH 8 a.m. to noon June 29, Cornerstone Community Church of the Nazarene, 2200 Sunrise Ave., Modesto. Benefits veteran's service dog project. $5 per car plus donations. (209) 572-1805.
GOD'S SPECIAL KIDS 2:30 to4:45 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, Modesto Covenant Church, 913 Floyd Ave. Summer camp for children with cognitive, developmental or physical disabilities. For children ages 5-12, but older children functioning in that age range considered. Each child will be matched with a teen or adult buddy. Free. Register at www.covenantgrove.org.(209) 576-1559.
KINGDOM ROCK 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday, Hilmar Covenant Church, 20056 American Ave. For kids entering kindergarten through fifth grade; includes snacks, songs, stories and science projects each day. $35 covers science projects and materials, T-shirt and lunch one day. Register at www.hilmarcovenant.org. (209) 668-0400.
JESUS: MIRACLES, NOT MAGIC 9 a.m. to noon June 24-28, Hughson United Methodist Church, 2007 Sixth St. For children entering first through eighth grades. Bible stories, science projects, crafts, singing, recreation, refreshments. Family program at 7 p.m. June 28. (209) 883-4952.
KINGDOM ROCK 9 a.m. to noon June 24-28, Grace Lutheran Church, 617 W. Orangeburg Ave., Modesto. $10; register at www.gracemodesto.org.
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