MUSIC AND THE ARTS
MESSIAH SINGALONG — 4 p.m. Nov. 24, Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 1600 Carver Road, Modesto. Sixth annual community singalong of Handel’s “Messiah.” For vocalists at all skill levels, or just listen to the music. Ginger Covert Colla will conduct, Robert Stone on trumpet and soloists Linda Carter, soprano, Jennifer Champeaux, alto, Bruce Merchant, tenor and Richard Colla, bass. Singers should bring own scores, or borrow one. Free. (209) 765-6388.
HAPPINESS WHISPERER, MOVIE — 5:15 p.m. Friday, Center for Spiritual Living, 2125 Wylie Drive #1, Modesto. Meet Becky Wilbur, known as the Happiness Whisperer, who teaches classes at Modesto Junior College. Followed by movie, “A Complaint Free Revolution.” Bring snack to share. Free. (209) 648-3495.
COPING WITH HOLIDAYS — 6:30 -8 p.m. Wednesday, Community Hospice, 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto. Workshop will help attendees cope with grief during holidays. Program concludes with candle-lighting ceremony. Free, but pre-register to reserve spot. (209) 578-6369.
COLLEGE PLANNING — 9:45-11 a.m. Nov. 27, Emanuel Lutheran church hall, 324 College Ave., Modesto. 90-minute workshop for parents of high school and older students given by Thrivent Financial on how to prepare for college. No product sales. Free. (209) 578-0926.
HOME FOR HOLIDAYS — 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m Saturday, First United Methodist Church, 16th and I streets, Modesto. Annual Home for the Holidays event features sales of books, candy, home, garden and garage items, homemade goods and jams, a silent auction and an Apple Orchard brunch with omelets and waffle bars. Brunch is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with tickets are $15 adults, $10 children 5-10. Free child care. (209) 522-9046.
INTERFAITH THANKSGIVING SERVICE — 7 p.m. Nov. 25, Modesto-Ceres Sikh temple, 5743 E. Hatch Road, Ceres. 17th annual community interfaith Thanksgiving celebration includes sacred music, music and words of thanks from Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim, pagan, Sikh and other faith traditions. Offering of vegetarian canned goods, other perishables, men’s clothing and financial gifts to benefit Inter-Faith Ministries. Child care available; refreshments follow service. (209) 484-5937.