Music and the arts
JULIE-N-FRIENDS – 6 p.m. March 30, Christian Life Center, 650 E. Olive Ave., Merced. Gospel concert includes Herb Henry Family (Modesto), the Evidence Quartet (Yorba Linda), Bridge Of Grace (Merced), Larry Martin (Tulare), Rain Jones (Fresno) and more. Offering. ( 559) 304-1102.
UNDERSTANDING HOSPICE – 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, College Avenue Congregational United Church of Christ, 1341 College Ave., Modesto. Hospice nurse Bob Patnode will share his experiences and lead discussion about hospice care. (209) 522-7244.
EMOTIONAL, SPIRITUAL INTELLIGENCE – 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 29, Monte Vista Chapel, 1619 Monte Vista, Turlock. Wellspring Counseling Ministries hosts “Heart and Mind, Developing Emotional & Spiritual Intelligence.” Guest speaker Lori Ciccarelli to speak on spiritual disciplines and practical tools for closer walk with God. Tickets: $50, includes lunch. (209) 846-7412.
MEN’S LENTEN RETREAT – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 29, Saint John Bosco Roman Catholic Church, 1606 Imperial Ave., Modesto. Traditional Latin Mass, rosary, Way of the Cross and four spiritual conferences during retreat, which is a silent Day of Recollection focusing on the passion of Jesus Christ. Bring sack lunch, rosary and note pad and pencil. Continental breakfast served. Free. (209) 538-3318.
PRAYER GATHERING – 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sundays through April 13, 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 through April 9, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 640 Minaret Ave., Turlock. 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 9, 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.