MUSIC AND ARTSSONGFEST — 6 p.m. today, Adair Acres, 2737 Adair Road, Modesto. Songfest with Wesley Pritchard and Eternal Praise. Offering. (209) 545-0382.
GOSPEL CONCERT — 6 p.m. today, 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.
MISCELLANEOUSINDEPENDENCE CELEBRATION — 5 to 10 p.m. today, 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. today, 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. today, Livingston United Methodist Church, 11695 Olive Ave. Annual Country Breakfast & Village Store. Breakfast: $8 adults, $4 children. (209) 394-2264.
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