Music and the arts
JULIE-N-FRIENDS – 6 p.m. June 29, Christian Life Center, 650 E. Olive Ave., Merced. Gospel music concert by Julie Eichelberger features The Regents Quartet of Bakersfield, Gaither Homecoming artist Lisa Daggs, Jennifer Whitlock and Erin Cordova of the Johnson Family, Bridge of Grace & the One Accord Quartet of Merced, and Peggy Huie. Offering. (559) 304-1102.
K. P. YOHANNAN – 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. today, Calvary Chapel Modesto, 4300 American Ave. 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. today, 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. They also began a school for needy children that grew to 22,000 students on 37 campuses throughout Latin America. (209) 543-4780.
MEN’S CONFERENCE – 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, 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 for seminar, “Growing in Self Knowledge: Men, Listen Up!” Breakfast and lunch provided. Offering. (209) 551-4973.
‘ VEIL OF TEARS’ – 6 p.m. today, Calvary Chapel Modesto, 4300 American Ave. Movie, “Veil of Tears” features Grammy winner Natalie Grant and tackles the story of millions of Asian women trapped in sexual slavery and other abuse, and a ministry to help them escape. Free. (209) 545-5530.
Vacation Bible School
WEIRD ANIMALS – 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday, Hilmar Covenant Church, 20056 American Ave. 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 Monday through July 26, Modesto Covenant Church, 913 Floyd Ave. 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. Free. (209) 577-4110.
WEIRD ANIMALS – 6-8:35 p.m. June 23-27, Shelter Cove Community Church, 4242 Coffee Road, Modesto. For children entering kindergarten through fifth grade. Games, crafts, snacks, learning about God’s one-of-a-kind love, etc. Free. (209) 567-3200.