FEASTS OF THE BIBLE – 7 p.m. Thursdays, beginning Aug. 22, Big Valley Grace Community Church fireside room, 4040 Tully Road, Modesto. Congregation Lev L’Yisrael, a Messianic Jewish congregation, will hold six 90-minute studies for Christians on seven appointed feasts of the Bible, including Sabbath rest, Passover, Unleavened Bread and First Fruits, Pentecost, Feast of Trumpets, Day of Atonement and Feast of Tabernacles. $10 per person for study guide. (209) 572-1150.
SELF-MASTERY – 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays beginning Tuesday, The Center for Spiritual Living, 2125 Wylie Drive No. 1, Modesto. Eight-week class through Oct. 8. Science of Mind and Living the Science of the Mind textbooks required. $145 for credit; $100 to audit. (209) 648-3495.
JANMASTAMI CELEBRATION – 5:30 p.m. Aug. 21-26, 6 p.m. Aug. 27, Shree Ram Mandir temple, 3401 Claus Road, Modesto. Hindu celebration features guest speaker Shree Akhilji Maharaj from Vrindavan, India, plus singing and peace chants to glorify Shree Krishna. Vegetarian food served daily. Free. (209) 551-9820.
RAISE THE ROOF – 5:30 p.m. Aug. 24, Christ the King Episcopal Church, 6443 Estelle, Riverbank. Second annual fund-raising dinner with auction and live music. Catered Italian dinner and dessert, entertainment by The Fun Strummers ukelele group, Nails of Glory and BOOK, plus 1940s radio comedy. Tickets: $25 adults, $12 children through age 12. (209) 869-1075.