MUSIC AND THE ARTS
ANN DOWNING — 10:50 a.m. today, Richland Faith Assembly of God, 1201 Richland Ave., Ceres. Downing, part of the Gaither Homecoming television series, will be in concert. Offering. (209) 538-3838.
GOSPEL CELEBRATION — Noon to 6 p.m. Monday, Turlock Community Auditorium, 1574 E. Canal Drive. 22nd annual Labor Day Celebration features Gaither Homecoming vocalist Ann Downing with 12 other groups, including Herb Henry Family, Golden State Quartet, California Melody Boys and Revised Standard Version. $13 advance, $16 at door, from Majesty Bible in Turlock or from (209) 538-3838.
MARRIAGE 911 — 6:45-8:15 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning Tuesday, 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. Cost: $25 for materials. Child care by reservation, $2 per week. (209) 578-4357 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
DIVORCE CARE — 7-8:45 p.m. Thursdays, beginning Thursday, Modesto Covenant Church, 913 Floyd Ave. Find hope, help and healing. $15 for workbook, scholarships available. Child care by reservation. (209) 524-4110.
TASTE OF UNITY — 5-7 p.m. Friday, Unity Church of Modesto, 2467 Veneman Ave. 11th annual “Taste of Unity” features buffet with salads and baked potato or rice with toppings of chicken, chili or vegetables and cheese with other usual toppings, plus cake. Takeouts available. $10 per person. (209) 578-5433.
PARISH FESTIVAL — Friday through Sept. 8, St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1813 Oakdale Road, Modesto. Annual parish festival includes live music: The Phil Friendly Trio (rockabilly), 7 p.m. Friday; Exodus Latin Dance Band, 7 p.m. Saturday; and Trade Winds Dance Band, 7 p.m. Sept. 8. Free. (209) 551-4973.
PIONEER CLUBS — 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, starting Sept. 11, Centenary United Methodist Church, McHenry and Tokay avenues, Modesto. Nationwide program to help elementary-age children learn about God through Bible stories, Scripture verses and fun activities. $25 for supplies. Space limited; sign up early. (209) 527-5441.