Music and the arts
SONNY SANDOVAL – 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, The House/Modesto, 1601 Coffee Road. Sonny Sandoval, frontman for multiplatinum heavy metal rock band POD, will share his story and perform at The Bash, a gathering for teens and young adults. Free. (209) 529-7346.
GOSPEL CONCERT – 6 p.m. Saturday, United Methodist Church, 2007 Sixth St., Hughson. Herb Henry Family, Debt Free, Besser Family and Sheri Stambaugh in concert. Offering. (209) 538-3838.
MARY GRACE – 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Ceres Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1633 N. Central Ave. Mary Grace, born without a right forearm and with a right leg eight inches shorter than her left, will perform in a piano concert. Free. (209) 538-1024.
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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.
TRUST-BASED PARENTING – 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, 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 connections. Seminar includes fun day for children, infants to age 12. $25 adults, includes lunch; free for kids. Register at LoveAllOurKids.com. (209) 577-1604.
‘DARING GREATLY’ – 6 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning Tuesday, 2125 Wylie Drive #1, Modesto. Center for Spiritual Living book study group on “Daring Greatly: How the Courage To Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent and Lead.” by Brene Brown. Free. (209) 648-3495.
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 relationships. $15 for book. (209) 522-9046.
NEW BISHOP – 4 p.m. Feb. 23, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1528 Oakdale Road, Modesto. The Rev. Katharine Jefforts Schori, the Episcopal Church’s presiding bishop, will preach at the installation of the Rev. David Rice as bishop of the Diocese of San Joaquin, succeeding Bishop Chet Talton. Reception follows. (209) 576-0104.