Music and the arts
VOICES FOR THE KING – 6 p.m. today, Zion United Reformed Church, 1220 Canal Blvd., Ripon. Local male chorus performs; guest speaker, the Rev. Paul Murphy of Messiah’s Reformed Fellowship Church in New York. (209) 599-9399.
HERB HENRY FAMILY – 6 p.m. today, Waterford Assembly of God, 150 N. Pasedena Ave. Offering. (209) 538-3838.
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K. P. YOHANNAN – 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. June 15, Calvary Chapel Modesto, 4300 American Ave., Modesto. Yohannan, the founder of Gospel for Asia and featured in the movie “Veil of Tears,” will speak. Offering. (209) 545-5530.
EL SALVADOR PASTORS – 10:30 a.m. June 15, St. John’s Chapel, 430 Downey Ave., Modesto. The Rev. John Bueno and his wife, Lois, will speak on their 28 years pastoring the largest evangelical church in Central America and their school for needy children that grew to 22,000 students on 37 campuses throughout Latin America. (209) 543-4780.
WHAT DO MORMONS BELIEVE? – 5:30 p.m. today, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 800 Sylvan Ave., Modesto. Riverbank ward hosts fireside talk to answer most common questions posed about Mormonism. Includes musical guests, short talks, Q&A time and refreshments. Free.
STRESS, PARENTING – 4 p.m. today, College Avenue Congregational United Church of Christ, 1341 College Ave., Modesto. Watch film “The Descendants.” Discussion of film held at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Free. (209) 522-7244.
MEN’S CONFERENCE – 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 21, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 1813 Oakdale Road, Modesto. Speaker, the Rev. Wade Menezes of Fathers of Mercy, will provide day of reflection and call to action, “Growing in Self Knowledge: Men, Listen Up!” Breakfast and lunch provided. Offering. (209) 551-4973.
FAMILY FUN DAY – 12:30-3 p.m. today, Well Community Fellowship Church, 2500 Claus Road, Modesto. Two huge water slides, slip-n-dip, dunk tank, snow cones, games, watermelon-eating contest, food, etc. Entrance and attractions free.
FREEDOM RUN – Saturday, 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 begin at 7:30 a.m. Register at: www.withoutpermission.org. (209) 338-0500.
‘VEIL OF TEARS’ – 6 p.m. June 15, Calvary Chapel Modesto, 4300 American Ave., Modesto. Movie, “Veil of Tears” features Grammy-winner Natalie Grant and tackles the story of millions of Asian women trapped in sexual slavery, and a ministry to help them escape. Free. (209) 545-5530.
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CROCODILE DOCK – 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 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. today through Thursday, Geneva Presbyterian Church, 1229 E. Fairmont Ave., Modesto. For children and adults of all ages; includes dinner. Free. (209) 524-6841.
WEIRD ANIMALS – 9 a.m. to noon June 16-20, Hilmar Covenant Church, 20056 American Ave., Hilmar. Bible stories, “zoo crews,” games and snacks. $45 per child for all materials. (209) 668-0400.
SONTREASURE ISLAND – 8:55 a.m. to noon weekdays July 16-26, Modesto Covenant Church, 913 Floyd Ave., Modesto. Nine-day program includes crafts, games, music, snacks, skits, etc., and ends with family carnival. For children entering first through sixth grades. Must preregister at mcclife.net. (209) 577-4110.