What: COURSE IN MIRACLES
When: Sundays through March 2, 11: 30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Unity Church of Modesto, 2467 Veneman Ave.
Info: The course is about a universal, self-study spiritual thought system that teaches the way to love and inner peace through forgiveness. Theres no cost to attend. For more information, call (209) 578-5433.
What: LUNCH AND LEARN PROGRAM
When: Thursday, noon
Where: Jacobs Fine Dining, 2501 McHenry Ave.
Info: The League of Women Voters presents a lunch-and-learn program featuring Stanislaus County Clerk-Recorder Lee Lundrigan as guest speaker. Lundrigan will speak about current issues for the voter registrars office. The luncheon is open to the public; cost is $13 and reservations are not required. For more information, call (209) 524-1698.
What: FINGER PAINTING FACE-OFF
When: Thursday, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Dewz, 1505 J St.
Info: Murals in Motown presents its second annual Finger Painting Face-off. Twenty local dignitaries will meet in a comical fingerpainting showdown. Works of art will be auctioned following the competition. All proceeds and donations benefit the Murals in Motown community project. For more information, call (209) 549-1101.
What: ELKS OPEN HOUSE
When: Thursday, 6 p.m.
Where: Modesto Elks Lodge 1282, 645 Charity Way
Info: The public is invited to tour the lodge, learn more about the Elks community and enjoy a cook-your-own barbecue dinner. Price for the meal is $10, with a choice of steak, salmon or chicken. Prepared side dishes are provided. Committee chairs will be available for discussion and questions. For more information, call Lodge Secretary RaeLene Pritchard, (209) 380-4214.
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