Music and the arts
HANDBELL CONCERT – 4 p.m. today, Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 1600 Carver Road, Modesto. Opus Handbell Ensemble will present “Musical Expedition,” a season-ending concert. Tickets, $10 at the door. (209) 527-2214.
SONDANCE – 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Performing Arts Center, 435 N. Maple Ave., Ripon. SONdance presents Abundance, a dance performance. Tickets, $9 in advance, $12 at door. (209) 823-1740.
WILL TUTTLE – 10 a.m. today, 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. On Monday, 7-8:30 p.m. , hear “Piano Passion: Concert for a New World,” by Tuttle’s wife, Madeleine, a nature artist from Switzerland. Offerings. (209) 578-5433.
BETH MOORE – 7-9:30 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Stockton Arena, 248 W. Fremont St. Internationally known Bible teacher and speaker Beth Moore will present Living Proof Live conference. Tickets: $69, from (800) 254-2022.
WHAT DO MORMONS BELIEVE? – 5:30 p.m. June 8, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 800 Sylvan Ave., Modesto. Riverbank ward will host open house/fireside talk to answer most common questions posed about Mormonism. Includes musical guests, short talks, Q&A time and refreshments. Free.
STRESS FOR SINGLES – 4 p.m. today, College Avenue Congregational Church of Christ, 1341 College Ave., Modesto. Watch film, “Love Actually,” followed by discussion. Free. (209) 522-7244.
FAMILY FESTIVAL – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, Holy Family Catholic Church, 4212 Dale Road. Second annual family festival will include bands, singers, dancers, game booths and food. (209) 523-9403.
PRAYER BREAKFAST – 7-8:30 a.m. Thursday, Big Valley Grace Community Church, 4040 Tully Road, Modesto. Pray Modesto breakfast, open to all, will include more than 300 people from area nonprofits, churches, businesses, education, government and neighborhoods to pray for the city. $10 from (209) 324-9447.
FLEA MARKET, SALE – 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Victory Christian Center, 20215 Bloss Ave., Hilmar. (209) 277-5466.
PENTACOST CELEBRATION – 3 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. June 8, Abundant Life Christian Center, 3120 Snyder Ave., Modesto. Saturday: Music, jump house, lunch and message. June 8: music by guitarist Larry Carter, drama about first day of Pentecost. Offering. (209) 545-0786.
ANNUAL RUMMAGE SALE – 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Centenary Church, McHenry and Toyon avenues, Modesto. Thousands of items inside air-conditioned building and outdoors. (209) 527-5441.
FREEDOM RUN – June 14, Tuolumne River Regional Park, 1198 Tioga Drive, Modesto. 5K walk and 10k run will benefit Without Permission, a nonprofit agency fighting human trafficking. Registration at 6 a.m., walk and run begins at 7:30 a.m. Register at: www.withoutpermission.org (209) 338-0500.
Vacation Bible School
CROCODILE DOCK – 8 p.m. June 9-13, North Modesto Church of God, 1918 Sherwood Ave. For children preschool through those entering sixth grade. (209) 521-9148.
SONWEST ROUNDUP – 6-8:30 p.m. June 8-12, Geneva Presbyterian Church, 1229 E. Fairmont Ave., Modesto. For children and adults of all ages; includes dinner. Free. (209) 524-6841.