PRAISE SONG – 7 p.m. Aug. 22, Geneva Presbyterian Church, 1229 E. Fairmont, Modesto. Evening of praise and gospel celebration featuring Praise Song, a gospel group lead by former New York Mets pitcher Rick Baldwin. Free. (209) 524-6841.
AMANDA HENRY – 7 p.m. Aug. 23, Richland Faith Assembly of God, 1201 Richland Ave., Ceres. Amanda Henry, who has sung with the Herb Henry Family for more than 20 years, will perform songs from her new solo project, “The Climb.” She has recorded 12 projects with her family; this is her first solo effort. Offering. (209) 538-3838.
BEGINNING TAI CHI – 9-10 a.m. Tuesdays, Livingston United Methodist Church, 11695 Olive Ave. Six-week class for beginners of tai chi, a low-impact exercise that helps with flexibility, coordination, stress relief and focus. Free. (209) 394-2264.
BEGINNING LINE DANCE – 6-7 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 27, social hall at Church of the Cross, corner of Dale and Snyder in Modesto. Free. (209) 545-1992.
GRIEFSHARE FOR WOMEN – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, CrossPoint Community Church, 1325 11th St., Modesto. Griefshare classes run through Nov. 12 and will use videos and workbooks to help people deal with the loss of a loved one. (209) 521-0181.
FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY – Times vary beginning week of Sept. 7, Grace Lutheran Church, 617 W. Orangeburg Ave, Modesto. Nine-week course meeting once each week is a biblically based curriculum on handling money with video from Dave Ramsey. Sign up by today to receive discount on class materials. (209) 522-8890.
MARRIAGE 911 – 6:45 p.m.-8:15 p.m. Sept. 9-Nov. 26, Modesto Free Methodist Church, 1520 Rose Ave. Class for couples or separated couples taught by Joe and Michelle Williams, authors of “Yes, Your Marriage Can be Saved.” Must pre-register by Sept. 2; $28 for workbook. (209) 578-4357.
CHURCH YARD SALE – 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 29; 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 30, Escalon United Methodist Church, 2000 Jackson Avenue (East of McHenry Ave. on Hwy. 120). Items, including furniture, linens, books, clothing for children and adults and other treasurers for sale. (209) 838-2792.
ST. JOSEPH’S PARISH FESTIVAL – 5-10 p.m. Sept. 5, 4-10 p.m. Sept. 6, noon-10 p.m. Sept. 7, St, Joseph’s Catholic Church, 1813 Oakdale Road, Modesto. Forty-forth annual festival includes food, a carnival, entertainment and more. (209) 551-4973.