Music and the arts
JULIE ’N’ FRIENDS – 6 p.m. today, First Baptist Church, 1511 Catherine Way, Escalon. Concert features Julie Eichelberger and other guests, including Bridge of Grace. Offering. (209) 838-3213.
ANNIVERSARY CONCERT – 6 p.m. March 22, North Modesto Church of God, 1918 Sherwood Ave., Modesto. Herb Henry celebrates 25 years of bringing gospel groups to the area and on the radio with a concert featuring the New Henry Family; Southern Raised from Branson, Mo.; Ken Hurley & Reliance from Fresno; and Sheri Stambaugh. $10 at the door. (209) 538-3838.
JOSHUA MILLS – 7 p.m. today, Coulterville Christian Fellowship, 5033 Main St. Joshua Mills has spoken in 30 countries and will minister with biblical teaching and healing during “Miracle Services.” (209) 878-3216.
160TH ANNIVERSARY – 10 a.m. March 16, First Presbyterian Church of the 49ers, 11156 Jackson St., Columbia. Church heritage service celebrates 160th anniversary of the church. Includes historic information presented by members in period clothing, historic photos and memorabilia and special music featuring old musical instruments and the church’s antique pump organ. Barbecue lunch with potluck sides and dessert follows. Free. (209) 532-2441.
HEALTH CARE DIRECTIVE – 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday and March 19, College Avenue Congregational United Church of Christ, 1341 College Ave., Modesto. Led by Community Hospice chaplain Erin King and social worker Jan Jordison seminar teaches what an advance health care directive is and how to use the “Five Wishes” document, plus what questions to discuss with your loved ones. (209) 522-7244.
SAFE SENIORS SEMINAR – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, CrossPoint Community Church, 12th and Needham streets, Modesto. Patrick Arbore of the Institute on Aging and Meghan Greerty, Stanislaus County District Attorney’s Office, will be keynote speakers at the event, Seniors Against Financial Exploitation. Other agencies also on hand. Presented by Catholic Charities and other agencies. Must RSVP to (209) 529-3784.
ST. PATRICK’S DINNER – 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Holy Family Catholic Church, 4121 Dale Road, Modesto. Corned beef and cabbage dinner served. Tickets: $15 per person. (209) 545-3553.
PRAYER GATHERING – 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sundays, beginning today, Centenary United Methodist Church, 1911 Toyon Ave., Modesto. Prayer gathering during Lent to spark awareness of needs in church family, community and world. (209) 527-5441.
LENTEN WEDNESDAYS – 12:30 and 6:30 p.m, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 640 Minaret Ave., Turlock. For next five weeks, midday service will be formal, liturgical and evening service a contemporary one, all based on “Son of God” theme, with clips from the movie that opened Feb. 28. (209) 667-7712.
SOUP SUPPERS – 6 p.m Wednesdays through April 8, Grace Anglican Church, 180 S. Denair Ave., Turlock. (209) 632-0788.
LENTEN MEDITATION – 6-6:45 p.m. Wednesdays through April 9, College Avenue Congregational United Church of Christ, 1341 College Ave., Modesto. Several kinds of meditation offered. (209) 522-7244.