Music and the arts
“HEAVEN’S GATES” – 7 p.m. today through Wednesday, The House/Modesto (formerly Calvary Temple), 1601 Coffee Road. Annual production of “Heaven’s Gates and Hell’s Flames” is a multimedia production showing choices people make leading to eternal destination. Doors open at 6 p.m. Free. (209) 529-7346.
CHRISTOPHER BULL – 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28, Modesto Christian Reformed Church, 2620 College Ave. Christopher Bull, an internationally known organist, in concert. Tickets: $20, at door. (209) 523-1906.
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ART OF MARRIAGE – 6:30-9:30 p.m. Fridayand 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 1600 Carver Road, Modesto. A marriage enhancement seminar for married couples of all ages. Child care available through sixth grade. $60 per couple, includes continental breakfast and box lunch on Saturday. (209) 599-4058.
TRUST-BASED PARENTING – 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 22, Big Valley Grace Community Church, 4040 Tully Road, Modesto. Seminar for anyone who cares for children, but designed especially for foster and adoptive parents who work with children “from hard places.” Practical skills and strategies will build stronger parent-child connection. Seminar includes “fun day” for children, infants to age 12. $25 adults, includes lunch; free for kids. Register at LoveAllOurKids.com. (209) 577-1604.
LOVE TO STAY – 4 p.m. Sundays beginning Feb. 23 or 7 p.m. Wednesdays beginning Feb. 26, First United Methodist Church, 850 16th St., Modesto. Class uses book, “Love to Stay: Sex, Grace & Commitment” by Adam Hamilton, to facilitate discussion of spiritual and psychological dynamics of loving relationship. $15 for book. (209) 522-9046.
SALSA LESSONS, DANCING – 6 p.m. Sundays beginning today followed by optional dancing from 6:30-9 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 850 16th St., Modesto. Eight-week beginner salsa dancing lessons. No partner needed. $5 per class. (209) 522-9046.