Music and the arts
LIBERTY QUARTET – 6 p.m. Jan. 26, First Baptist Church, 1511 Catherine Way, Escalon. Southern gospel quartet in concert. Offering. (209) 838-3213.
GRIEFSHARE – 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 22-April 23, CrossPoint Community Church, 1325 11th St., Modesto. (209) 521-0181.
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GRIEFSHARE – 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 23-April 17, Shelter Cove Community Church, 4242 Coffee Road, Modesto. Video, discussion and workbook on various topics for those who are grieving the death of a loved one. $20 for materials. (209) 567-3200, ext. 343.
EXERCISE – 10:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Ceres Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1633 N. Central Ave. “Young at Heart” strength training fitness classes for those 50 and older in cooperation with Healthy Aging Association. Equipment provided. Free. (209) 538-1024.
HEALTH FAIR – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, Hindu temple of Modesto, 4801 Tully Road. Basic health screening, especially for people from India and Fiji, including weight, body mass index, blood pressure, pulse and blood sugar. Free glucose meter and supplies to those with high blood sugar. Contest for healthy recipe; bring recipe and enough food for 20. Contact Dr. Priti Modi to volunteer as doctor, nurse, medical assistant, etc. Free screenings. (209) 986-6656.
SPAGHETTI DINNER – 4:30-7 p.m. Saturday, Escalon United Methodist Church, Highway 120 at Brayton Ave. All-you-can-eat spaghetti with meat sauce, salad, French bread, ice cream cup and punch or coffee. Takeouts available. $7.50 adults, $3.50 ages 5-12; under 5 is free. (209) 838-2020.
CRAB FEED – 6 p.m. Saturday, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 1813 Oakdale Road, Modesto. Knights of Columbus annual crab feed; tickets: $40, from church office. (209) 918-2847.
BENEFIT GALA – 6:30-9 p.m. Jan. 30, State Theater, Modesto. Fund-raising evening benefits Without Permission, a nonprofit that fights human trafficking in the Central Valley. Includes hors d’oeuvres, wine reception and live auction. Tickets: $55 each or $75 for two. (209) 338-0500.
NEW CHURCH – 1100 Carver Road, Suite 9, Modesto. Healing Word Christian Fellowship Church meets Sundays at 9 a.m. for Sunday school, fellowship and refreshments at 9:40 a.m., and worship services at 10 a.m. (209) 450-6612.