MUSIC AND THE ARTS
ERNIE HAASE & SIGNATURE SOUND – 7 p.m. Monday, Orangeburg Baptist Church, 313 E. Orangeburg Ave., Modesto. Dove Award-winning and Grammy-nominated Southern gospel quartet in concert. Tickets: $20 or $25 from (800) 965-9324 or www.itickets.com.
MAZE – 7 p.m. Thursday for couples, 7 p.m. Friday for singles, Big Valley Grace Community Church, 4040 Tully Road, Modesto. Illusion show mixed with message pointing to truth and God. Child care available for $5 per family; must reserve by today. Tickets: $10 singles, $20 couples from www.bigvalleygrace.org. (209) 577-1604.
CONCERT, DESSERT – 6:30 p.m. Friday, CrossPoint Community Church, 1301 12th St., Modesto. Artists Steve and Rachel Ragsdale from Southern California and Mike Enos, a local performer who does an Elvis Presley show, will perform. Tickets: $12 on Sundays or from church office. (209) 521-0181.
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CONCERT – 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Modesto Christian Reformed Church, 2620 College Ave. George Dennehy, a disabled orphan from Romania who was adopted when he was 18 months old by an American couple, plays several instruments with his toes. He will share his music and story in a concert to benefit Bethany Christian Services. He also will participate in the 10 a.m. worship service on Sept. 22 at the church. Offering. (209) 522-5121.
JOHNNY CASH TRIBUTE – 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23, Turlock Community Theatre. James Garner performs “A Musical Tribute to Johnny Cash” in a concert to benefit the Turlock Gospel Mission. Tickets: $25, $80 for family of four, from (209) 656-1033.
CONCERT FOR LIFE – 7 p.m. Oct. 4, St. Stanislaus parish, 1200 Maze Blvd., Modesto. Living Rosary Concert for Life with Catholic recording artists Gretchen Harris and Donna Lee. Music, prayer and testimony. Offering. (209) 484-2633.
TRUTH BE TOLD – 6:45 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 1, Shelter Cove Community Church, 4242 Coffee Road, Modesto. Rebekah Gregory, a college counselor, speaks to teen girls and young women on “The Whisper and the Rose,” about identity issues, loneliness and feeling you were made for more. Practical and fun, talk covers everything from music to Facebook to romance novels. Snacks follow talk. Free. (209) 567-3200.
BIBLE STUDY – 1-2:30 p.m. Thursdays, beginning Sept. 26, Sacred Heart parish chapel, 1200 Lyons Ave., Turlock. Women’s eight-week study, “Mission of the Messiah,” focuses on gospel of Luke. Register and pick up book in church office. $10 for materials. (209) 634-8578.
CLOWNS, FAMILY FEST – 10 a.m. today, Calvary Lutheran Church, 547 Rose Ave., Modesto. Worship with guest, Sid Teske (Turnip the Clown) who performs gospel-themed programs worldwide, and other church members trained as clowns through his ministry. Followed at 11:30 a.m. with a family barbecue with a bounce house, snow cones, popcorn, face painting, etc. Free. (209) 524-2192.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST — 7-11 a.m. Saturday, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1528 Oakdale Road, Modesto. Breakfast, raffle and kids craft table to decorate pancakes. $10 adults, $5 for children ages 3-12, free 2 and under. (209) 522-3267.
PARISH FESTIVAL – Sept. 29, St. Mary’s of the Annunciation Catholic Church, 1225 Olive Avenue, Oakdale. Festival begins at 9:30 a.m. with bilingual outdoor Mass, followed by multicultural food booths, live entertainment, silent and live auctions, charity “jail,” and for kids, rodeo games, pony rides, etc. Festival ends at 6 p.m. Free admission; charge for food. (209) 847-7348.