Music and the arts
TRIUMPHANT QUARTET – 7 p.m. Wednesday, Calvary Baptist Church, 1732 Miller Ave., Modesto. Southern gospel group from Texas, considered nation’s top gospel quartet, in concert. Offering. (209) 524-0922.
TIM LOVELACE – 6 p.m. May 4, Richland Faith Assembly of God, 1201 Richland Ave., Ceres. Christian comedian Tim Lovelace, host of “The Music City Show,” will be in concert. Offering. (209) 538-3838.
RYAN BOMBERGER – 6 p.m. May 8, Gallo Center for the Performing Arts, Modesto. Bomberger, who was conceived in rape and raised in a racially diverse adoptive family, will speak of his passion to prevent abortion and to raise the value of every human life. Refreshments at 6 p.m., talk begins at 7 p.m. Fundraiser for Bethany Christian Services of Modesto. Free entrance; but must reserve seat. (209) 522-5121.
ST. JOHN PAUL DEDICATION – 6:30 p.m. today, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 1813 Oakdale Road, Modesto. The St. Paul II Center at the church will be rededicated as the Saint John Paul II Center to reflect the late pope’s canonization. (209) 551-4973.
YARD SALE – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Unity Church of Modesto, 2467 Veneman Ave. Household items, books, clothes, etc. (209) 578-5433.
BENEFIT YARD SALE – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Shelter Cove Community Church, 4242 Coffee Road, Modesto. Two-day sale, rain or shine, benefits women’s ministry at church. Baby items, kids toys, clothes of all sizes, shoes, linens, furniture, sporting goods, exercise equipment, tools, artificial trees, home décor, books, videos, household items, glassware, small appliances, golf accessories, jewelry, name brand designer section, etc. Coffee available for purchase. (209) 567-3200.
BENEFIT WALK/RUN – 8 a.m. registration; 8:30 a.m. start on Saturday, Tuolumne River Regional Park, 1200 Tioga Drive, Modesto. 5K walk and run and 10K run to benefit Modesto Pregnancy Center, a Christian-based ministry for at-risk pregnancies. Prizes for top three fund-raisers; other gifts for some teams and families. Registration cost (must also raise funds) $10 to $35. www.modestopc.org or (209) 526-1734.
FEED STARVING CHILDREN – Friday and Saturday, Ripon Community Center, 334 W. Fourth St., Ripon. Volunteer to help pack meals that will feed children, especially in orphanages in poor and developing countries. “Feed My Starving Children” meals sent to nearly 70 countries worldwide. Volunteer to serve in two-hour time blocks. Visit www.fmsc.org and click on “volunteer registration” button, or call (209) 740-7738.
TEA, FASHION SHOW – 11 a.m. Saturday, Christ the King Episcopal Church, 6443 Estelle Ave., Riverbank. English brunch, tea party and fashion show featuring “Discovery Shop” clothing. Adults, $12; children, $6. (209) 845-8665.
BUILDING FUNDRAISER – 6 p.m. Saturday, Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation, 313 Tokay Ave., Modesto. Evening of fun, food and dancing to Greek and American music. Vespers at 5 p.m., cocktails at 6, dinner at 7; to raise funds for Annunciation Church School building renovation project. Dinner is free; offering taken. (209) 522-7694.
FAMILY HEALTH FAIR – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 4, St. Stanislaus Community Center, 1416 Maze Blvd., Modesto. Medical, vision and dental screenings, plus information on Cal-Fresh program, Covered California insurance, immigration legal services and counseling services. Sponsored by Catholic Charities. Free.