MUSIC AND THE ARTS
ORGAN CONCERT – 3 p.m. today, St. Francis Episcopal Church, 915 E. Main St., Turlock. San Francisco organist David Douma, former organist at the church, will perform seldom-heard works by Gaston Belier, Michel Corrette, Johann Gottlieb Janitsch, Johann Sebastian Bach, Franz Liszt and others. Offering. (209) 632-0896.
BRAZILIAN TOUR – 7 p.m. Oct. 22, Modesto Covenant Church, 913 Floyd Ave. “Getting the Show on the Road” is a traveling team of young artists from the favellas of Rio de Janeiro who will perform Brazilian songs, original music, dance routines and interpretations of Brazilian and American songs. Led by former Riverbank pastor Wainer Guimaraes. Offering. (209) 470-9878.
GOD’S KINGDOM – 7 p.m. Friday through Nov. 9, except Mondays and Thursdays, Ceres Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1633 N. Central Ave. Evangelist Ted Baze speaks on “Connecting with God’s Kingdom” and includes topics on the restoration of God’s children and principles of God’s kingdom, among many others. Free. Child care available. (209) 538-1024.
NEW PASTOR – 10:45 a.m. today, First Baptist Church, 290 W. Olive Ave., Turlock. Installation of new senior pastor, the Rev. Judson Guerino, a graduate of Western Seminary in Portland, Ore. He served nine years as associate pastor of student ministries at the West Side Church in Yakima, Wash. Service followed by luncheon. Free. (209) 668-7221.
MOVIE: ‘TWO SPIRITS’ – 7 p.m. Friday, Modesto Church of the Brethren, 2301 Woodland Ave. Movie is a true story of faith and struggle. Refreshments and discussion follows. Free. (209) 523-1438.
EGYPTIAN FESTIVAL – 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 20, St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church, 315 S. Orange Ave., Ripon. Annual festival features all things Egyptian, including food, clothes, henna tattoos, a bazaar, food and a church tour, and more. Free admission. (209) 918-6605.
BENEFIT GOLF TOURNEY – 10 a.m. Oct. 21, Spring Creek Golf & Country Club, 1580 Spring Creek Drive, Ripon. 23rd annual event includes lunch, a shotgun start, dinner and special prizes, including a new car. Benefits Bethany Christian Services of Northern California, a nonprofit Christian organization that offers adoption services and a home for pregnant women. $175, includes lunch and dinner. (209) 522-5121.
FUND-RAISING BANQUET – 6:30 p.m. Oct. 24, CrossPoint Community Church, 12th and Needham streets, Modesto. 23rd annual event benefits the Modesto Pregnancy Center. Guest speaker Pat Layton, founder of Life Impact Network and author of Surrendering the Secret, a book about post-abortion issues. Tickets: $35. (209) 526-1734.
BENEFIT CONCERT – 7 p.m. Oct. 25, First United Methodist Church, 850 16th St., Modesto. San Francisco-based singer-songwriter Bobby Jo Valentine will perform his folk/pop music in concert to benefit Family Promise, a program to house temporarily unemployed families. Offering. (209) 522-9046.
HOLIDAY BAZAAR – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 26, Escalon United Methodist Church, 2000 Jackson Ave. Handmade crafts, gifts and holiday items, needlework, wood crafts, homemade jams and jellies, frozen homemade pies, raffle for quilt. Soup and pie lunch tickets: $6. (209) 838-2792.
NIGHT OF HOPE – 6:30-9 p.m. Oct. 26, Community Worship Center, 1442 Tully Road, Modesto. “Night of Hope and Inspiration” shares information about Beyond the Walls, a support ministry for parents with children in prison, and Ceasefire, a group of ex-gang members that promotes peace in neighborhoods. Guests: “Tomorrow’s Son” (Christian music with blues sound) and speaker Ignacio Pizano, former gang member and guest on “700 Club.” (209) 613-7488.