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.
THE DARYL WILLIAMS TRIO – 7 p.m. June 28. Group from Alabama will be in concert at Richland Faith Assembly of God, 1201 Richland Avenue in Ceres. Admission is free with an offering.
‘ VEIL OF TEARS’ – 6 p.m. June 29, 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
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 love, etc. Free. (209) 567-3200.
KIDS’ PEACE WEEK – 9-noon July 7-11, Modesto Church of the Brethren, 2301 Woodland Ave., offers Visions of Peace. Kids entering kindergarten through finished sixth grade will explore what it means to have peace within, with others and in our world. Preregister by June 29, find form at www.modcob.org, cost $15. (209) 523-1438.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL – 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. July 14-18, The House in Modesto will host Vacation Bible School daily for children entering first grade to seventh grade. Teachings, games, prizes, movies, 40 arcade games, a rock-climbing wall, five-level play center, party rooms and more. Special appearances by Disney-based characters. Carnival Day on July 18 with carnival games and inflatables. Free. The House Modesto, 1601 Coffee Road, (209) 529-7346.