Music and the arts
DARTTS – 6 p.m. May 18, Richland Faith Assembly of God, 1201 Richland Ave., Ceres. Gospel group The Dartts from Tennessee will be in concert. Offering. (209) 538-3838.
GOSPEL FEST – 1 p.m. May 26, Connecting Point Nazarene Church, 3200 E. Monte Vista Ave., Denair. Memorial Day Gospel Fest this year includes Forgiven from Indiana, the Regents Quartet, Herb Henry Family, Bridge of Grace, Debt Free, Gospel Road Quartet and Sheri Stambaugh. Tickets: $12 in advance, $15 at door, from Majesty Bible & Gifts in Turlock or from (209) 538-3838.
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WILL TUTTLE – 10 a.m. June 1, followed by workshop from 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m., Unity Church, 2467 Veneman Ave., Modesto. Tuttle, a former Zen monk, philosophy professor and author of “The World Peace Diet,” will speak. 7-8:30 p.m. June 2, “Piano Passon: Concert for a New World,” by Tuttle’s wife, Madeleine, a nature artist from Switzerland. Offerings. (209) 578-5433.
HAPPINESS WHISPERERS – 6:30 p.m. May 21, 2125 Wylie Drive, Suite 1, Modesto. Roberta Anderson, a certified acupressurist, will demonstrate hands-on alternative touch techniques to help with physical, mental and emotional well-being. Free. (209) 996-2319.
LIFE PATTERNS – Eight-week class begins at 6 p.m. May 27, Center For Spiritual Living Modesto, 2125 Wylie Drive, Suite 1, Modesto. “Life Patterns: Choosing the Agreements by Which We Live” is based on book, “The Four Agreements,” by Don Miguel Ruiz. Offering. (209) 648-3495.
REVIVAL – 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. May 18, Coulterville Christian Fellowship, 5033 Main St. The Rev. Bill Wilson, a missionary, evangelist, pastor and revivalist from Florida, will speak. He has traveled throughout the United States as well as to Argentina, Zaire and Jamaica. Offering. (209) 878-3216.
CAFE SHALOM – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 18, Congregation Beth Shalom, 1705 Sherwood Ave., Modesto. 43rd annual Jewish food and cultural festival features brunch, bake shop, vendors, live music, Israeli dancing and tours of synagogue. $10 in advance, $12 at door; $8 for children. (209) 571-6060.
COUNTRY BREAKFAST, STORE – 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 18, Livingston United Methodist Church, 11695 Olive Ave. Breakfast of ham and eggs with choice of biscuits with gravy or pancakes. Tickets: $8 adults, $4 children through age 10. (209) 394-2264.
HEALING MASS – 7 p.m. May 20, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Oak and Olive avenues, Oakdale. Mass and prayer for healing led by the Rev. Richard Morse. Prayer teams available for anyone in need of physical, emotional and spiritual healing. (209) 847-2634.
PET BLESSING – 10 a.m. May 24, Church of the 49ers (Columbia First Presbyterian Church), Parrotts Ferry Road and Jackson Street, Columbia. Bring well-behaved pets (any kind) on leashes or in carriers to lawn of the church. Each pet will get a personalized blessing. Shade and seating provided. Event followed by Yappy Hour, which includes refreshments for animals and humans, plus get free portrait taken with pet. (209) 532-6604.
WOMEN’S CONFERENCE – 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 31, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 1813 Oakdale Road, Modesto. Author and speaker Leisa Anslinger is the keynoter. Bring potluck lunch dish to share. Offering. (209) 551-4973.