SOUTHMEN QUARTET – 6:30 p.m. Monday, Escalon First Baptist Church, 1511 Catherine Way. Southern gospel music. Free, offerings accepted. (209) 838-3213.
PAUL J. KIM – 11 a.m. youth only, 7 p.m. general admission Oct. 4, Our Lady of Fatima Gym, 505 W. Granger Ave., Modesto. $9 with canned food donation. Also, Feast of St. Francis of Assisi Fall Festival Blessing of the Animals at 10 a.m. on the back parking lot. All animals welcome, leashed and controlled by owner. (209) 491-3466.
CARMAN – 7 p.m. Oct. 10, Christian Life Center Church, 650 East Olive, Merced. The ministry of award-winning singer Carman on his Live Across America Tour. $18-25 with VIP for $100. (209) 383-2273.
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DAVID GARIBALDI – 5:30 p.m. Oct. 16, Gallo Center for the Arts, 1000 I St., Modesto. Modesto Gospel Mission presents performance artist, a 2012 semi-finalist on “America’s Got Talent.” Garibaldi creates images through his body movement and brushes while communicating via music. $25-$35. (209) 225-2908
SUPPORT GROUP – 1-2:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Dec. 2, Centenary United Methodist Church, McHenry and Norwegian Avenues. A video-driven support group for those who have lost a loved one. Registration $15, includes workbook.
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.
GRIEFSHARE – 6:30-8 p.m. Mondays through Dec. 1, in the Fireside Room at Modesto Covenant Church, 913 Floyd Ave. A 13-week DVD seminar/support group for people grieving the death of someone close. $15 includes a workbook. (209) 527-4110.
GRIEFSHARE – 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, ending Nov. 20, Shelter Cove Church 4242 Coffee Road, Modesto. Support group for people who have lost a loved one. $20 for workbook. (209) 605-5439.
GRIEFSHARE – 3 to 5 p.m. Saturdays through Dec. 13, Ceres Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1633 N. Central Ave. A 13-week DVD seminar/support group for people grieving the death of a loved one. (209) 538-1024.
DIVORCECARE – 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays through Dec. 4, Modesto Covenant Church, 913 Floyd Ave. A 13-week course to find help and healing for the hurt of separation and divorce. (209) 527-4110.
EDGAR CAYCE GROUPS – 7-9 p.m. Thursdays from Sept. 25-Oct. 9, call for location. Informational meetings regarding Edgar Cayce study groups. Call for location. 7-9 p.m. Thursdays. Free. (209) 524-2468.
THE LAMB WINS: A MUSICAL STORY FROM THE BOOK OF REVELATION – 10:40 a.m. Oct. 11, Ceres Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1633 North Central Ave. A one-hour musical cantata that covers the book of Revelation in song and narration. Free. (209) 538-1024.
“THE GOSPEL IN THE FEASTS OF ISRAEL” – 10 a.m. today, Living Faith Community Church, 4825 Roselle Ave. (south of Claribel), Modesto. In this Jews for Jesus presentation, learn how the gospel of Jesus is reflected in the Feasts of Israel during the morning worship service. Free. (209) 551-5433.
HAPPINESS WHISPERERS MEETUP – 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Center for Spiritual Living, 2125 Wylie Drive, Modesto. Guest Speaker Lori Wong from Insight Meditation Central Valley will talk on “The Science of Happiness Shows We Need Stillness” and the benefits of meditation. Free (209) 996-2319
SACRED HEART WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY – 1 to 2 p.m. Thursdays from Sept. 25-Nov. 13, Sacred Heart Church, 1301 Cooper Ave., Turlock. Study will focus on Mary the Mother of Jesus with the book “Mary – Virgin, Mother, and Queen” by Father Mitch Pacwa. Register and pick up your book at the Sacred Heart church office, 1301 Cooper Ave, Turlock. For more information, contact Elsie Faria, (209) 485-8143.
CHURCH MOVES – Jesus Our Savior Anglican Church has moved to 1038 McHenry Ave., Modesto. Sunday services and Sunday school are at 9:30 a.m. (209) 551-5279.
PRAYER VIGIL – 6 p.m. Friday, Grace Church, 1448 Standiford Ave., Modesto. Worldwide Christian prayer vigil for Pastor Saeed Abedini and the persecuted church. www.beheardproject.com/saeed or www.graceradio.net/saeedvigil. Free. (209) 845-7245.
COVERED BRIDGE BIKE CLASSIC – Sponsored by Modesto-based Healing Nations, beginning at 6 a.m. Sept. 27. Pedal for kids on four new routes, all with their start and finish at Wood Park in Oakdale. Participate as a sponsored rider by raising $200 or more with no entrance fee to or pay and ride at active.com. Proceeds benefit under-served children and youth in west Modesto. coveredbridgeclassic.com or (209) 549-1828.
INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL – 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 28, St. Mary’s of the Annunciation Parish, 1225 Olive Ave., Oakdale. Annual festivities include bilingual outdoor Mass presided by Pastor Richard, multicultural food booths, auctions, charity jail and entertainment on the main stage. For kids, there will be festival and rodeo games as well as pony rides. stmarysoftheannunciation.catholicweb.com.
THE HAPPINESS JOURNEY WORKSHOP SERIES – 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursdays Oct. 2-23, Center for Spiritual Living, 2125 Wylie Drive, Modesto. Discover the science of happiness, where the heart and mind meet. Cost for the first workshop is $99 and includes the textbook for the entire series. Remaining three workshops $50 each. (209) 996-2319
NIGHT OF HOPE AND INSPIRATION – 6:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 10, Community Worship Center, 1442 Tully Road, Modesto. Come hear all about what Beyond the Walls is and how it is reaching out to families of inmates, including the children. The band Tomorrow’s Son will perform and refreshments will be served. (209) 613-7488