MUSICBLUEGRASS GOSPEL MATINEE — 2:30 p.m. July 27. The Gaksills along with the Jim Harris Family will present a Bluegrass Gospel Matinee at North Modesto Church of God, 1918 Sherwood Ave., Modesto. Admission is $10 at the door. (209) 538-3838.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOLTELL IN ON THE MOUNTAIN VBS — 9 a.m.-noon July 29-Aug. 2. St. Peter Lutheran Church VBS is for ages 3 to 12. No Cost. Register at www.stpetermodesto.org or arrive early on the first day. St. Peter Lutheran is at 3461 Merle Ave., Modesto. (209) 551-0563.
MISCELLANEOUSGURU PURNIMA — 5 p.m. Tuesday, Shree Ram Mandir (Temple), 3401 Claus Road, Modesto. Celebration to glorify Guru. The program includes worship, devotional singing with music, discourse on Ramayan by the priest Pandit Pranesh Sharma, arati, peace chants and vegetarian dinner. Coordinator: Daya Ram Chaudhary. Free. Call (209) 551-9820.
SKY — EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE WITH GOD — 9 to 11:30 a.m. July 29 through Aug. 1, Emanuel Lutheran Church, Stoddard and College avenues, Modesto. Four-day vacation Bible school; morning fun for preschoolers through sixth-graders. (209) 523-4531 or www.emanuellutheran.org.
SOCIAL HOUR — Livingston United Methodist Church, 11695 Olive Ave., will host a social hour with missionaries Steve and Carol Johnson. They will preach during the regular worship service, 10:30 a.m. today. There will be a light lunch/coffee hour for afterward in Pioneer Hall at noon. The Johnsons will talk about their work in Russia and India. This is a free event; donations can be left for the Johnsons to continue their work. For more information, call the church office at (209) 394-2264.
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