MUSIC AND ARTS
THE HOPPERS 7 p.m. Thursday, Orangeburg Baptist Church,313 E. Orangeburg Ave., Modesto. Award-winning and Gospel Music Hall of Fame members in concert. Tickets: $16 advance, $20 at door from Beardsley's Book & Bible in Modesto or (800) 965-9324; www.imcconcerts.com.
SONGFEST 6 p.m. June 30, Adair Acres, 2737 Adair Road, Modesto. Songfest with Wesley Pritchard and Eternal Praise. Offering. (209) 545-0382.
GOSPEL CONCERT 6 p.m. June 30, Christian Life Center, 650 E. Olive Ave., Modesto. "Julie-N-Friends," an evening of Southern gospel music, features Julie Eichelberger from Merced, the Mike & Darla Cornell Trio from Bakersfield, Reliance from Fresno, Sheri Stambaugh from Modesto and Mack Reynolds of Merced. $10 donation. (559) 304-1102.
FREEDOM RUN Runs begin at 7 and 7:30 a.m. Saturday, 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 Saturday, Cornerstone Community Church of the Nazarene, 2200 Sunrise Ave., Modesto. Benefits veteran's service dog project. $5 per car plus donations.(209) 572-1805.
INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATION 5 to 10 p.m. June 30, Escalon Community Center Park, 1055 Escalon Ave. Sponsored by Escalon Covenant Church, family-friendly event includes barbecue dinner, bounce house, obstacle course, watermelon eating contest, snow cones and popcorn, face painting, kids games, etc. Concludes with fireworks. Bring lawn chairs. $3 per person or $10 per family from www.escaloncovenant.org. (209) 838-7600.
PASTOR RETIREMENT 10 a.m. June 30, First Baptist Church, 290 W. Olive, Turlock. Special service honors the Rev. Bob Reichert, who will retire after 29 years at the church and 49 years as a pastor. Free. (209) 668-7221.
COUNTRY BREAKFAST 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 30, Livingston United Methodist Church, 11695 Olive Ave. Annual Country Breakfast & Village Store. Breakfast: $8 adults, $4 children. (209) 394-2264.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
JESUS: MIRACLES, NOT MAGIC 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday, 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. Friday. (209) 883-4952.
KINGDOM ROCK 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday, Grace Lutheran Church, 617 W. Orangeburg Ave., Modesto. For children from age 3 to those entering sixth grade. $10; register at www.gracemodesto.org.
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