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.
PARENT LIFE – 6:30-8 p.m. Aug. 28, Big Valley Grace Community Church, 4040 Tully Road, Modesto. First in a new series aimed at providing resources for parents. “Helping Your Child Find True Identity” features author and speaker Steve Ham, senior director of outreach for Answers in Genesis. Child care provided. Free. (209) 577-1604, ext. 374.
MARRIAGE 911 – 6:45-8:15 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 3 through Nov. 12, Modesto Free Methodist Church, 1520 Rose Ave. Joe and Michelle Williams, authors of “Yes, Your Marriage Can Be Saved,” will teach class. Must pre-register by Aug. 27. Child care available by reservation, $2 per week. Cost: $25 for materials. (209) 578-4357 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
JEWS FOR JESUS – 10:45 a.m. Aug. 25, First Baptist Church, 1511 Catherine Way, Escalon. Guest speaker Steve Wertheim from Jews for Jesus will speak on “Gospel in the Feasts of Israel.” Offering. (209) 838-3213.
JANMASTAMI CELEBRATION – 5:30 p.m. Wednesday through Aug. 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.
CHURCH REOPENS – 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Aug. 25, Temple El Buen Samaritano, 529 Rio Grande Ave., Modesto. Church celebrates reopening after fire destroyed it a year ago. (209) 622-7577.
RAISE THE ROOF – 5:30 p.m. Saturday, 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.