REFORMATION 500 COMMUNITY CONCERT – 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, Emanuel Lutheran Church, 324 College Ave. Modesto. Local musicians with a reception to follow. Free. 209-529-1394.
JULIE-N-FRIENDS GOSPEL CONCERT – 6 p.m. Oct. 29, Christian Life Center, 650 E. Olive Ave., Merced. With Evidence Quartet, The Rykert Trio, Bridge Of Grace, Sheri Stambaugh and more. Free. 559-304-1102.
HANDEL’S MESSIAH REHEARSALS – 3 p.m. Sundays in November, Immanuel Christian Reformed Church, 517 Orange Ave., Ripon. The Ripon Oratorio Society invites all singers to rehearsals. 209-996-0468.
SHARE THE WARMTH – 7-9:30 p.m. Nov. 4, Barkin’ Dog Grill, 940 11th St., Modesto. Concert and coat drive benefiting Inter-Faith Ministries of Greater Modesto featuring Patty Castillo Davis and guests. Free; accepting donations of new and gently used coats in all sizes. Reservations suggested, 209-572-2341.
SHELLY BORT AND BAND – 6 p.m, Sunday, Nov. 5, College Avenue United Church of Christ, 1341 College Ave., Modesto. With message by Pastor Michael, “Investing in Love.” Free. 209-522-7244.
DEMYSTIFYING THE RESTAURANT SCENE – 10 a.m. Nov. 4; RSVP by Nov. 1, Becker Hall, Geneva Presbyterian Church, 1229 E. Fairmont Ave., Modesto. Class for high school teens and young adults. 209-524-6841.
MAKING SENSE OF THE RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD – 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, College Avenue United Church of Christ, 1341 College Ave., Modesto. Rev. Michael Schiefelbein explores scripture from the perspective of progressive Christianity. Free. 209-522-7244.
ALPHA – 5:45-8 p.m. Wednesdays through Dec. 13, Modesto Covenant Church, 913 Floyd Ave. A 10-week course designed for people who want to explore the Christian faith or grow in their faith. 209-527-4110.
GRIEF SHARE – 1-2:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Nov. 11, Centenary Church, McHenry Avenue between Norwegian and Tokay avenues, Modesto. Support group offering help and encouragement to those who have lost a spouse, child, family member or friend. Free. 209-527-5441.
GRIEFSHARE – 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. through Nov. 19, Big Valley Grace. 13-week course. 209-577-1604.
SINGING QUARTZ CRYSTAL BOWL MEDITATION – 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, Center for Spiritual Living, 2125 Wylie Drive, Modesto. Lecture by Rev. Christine Holmer to follow. 209-648-3495.
SELF-HEALING WORKSHOP – Noon Sunday, Oct. 29, Center for Spiritual Living, 2125 Wylie Drive, Modesto. $20. 209-648-3495.
ALL SAINTS DAY MASSES – 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31; 7, 8, 9:30 a.m., noon, 5:45 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, St. Joseph’s Church, 1813 Oakdale Road, Modesto. Free candy after Oct. 31 vigil Mass. 209-551-4973 or www.stjmod.com
SPAGHETTI DINNER – Nov 5: Noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, St. Jude's Catholic Church, 3824 Mitchell Road, Ceres. Games and prizes. Take-out available. $8 adults, $4 ages 5-12. 209-996-5247.
HARVEST FESTIVAL – Noon Oct. 29, Livingston United Methodist Church, 11695 Olive Ave. Potluck, games, activities. Entrance fee is one nonperishable food item; proceeds go to UMCOR. 209-394-2264.
TRUNK OR TREAT – 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 31: Emanuel Lutheran Church parking lot, 324 College Ave., Modesto. 209-523-4531.
HARVEST CARNIVAL – 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 31, Calvary Chapel, 4300 American Ave., Modesto. For children sixth grade and under and their families. Carnival games, bounce houses and candy. Hot dog dinner available for $4. 209-545-5530.
WONKALICIOUS CHOCOLATE FEST – 5-9 p.m. Oct. 31, The House Modesto, 1601 Coffee Road, Modesto. Candy, inflatables, children’s characters, more. Three kids shows at 6, 7 and 8 p.m. For ages 12 years and under. Free. 209-529-7346.
TRUNK OR TREAT – 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31, One Church Bethel Campus, 2361 Scenic Drive, Modesto. Candy, inflatables, food vendors, live characters. Free. 209-521-5440.
TRUNK OR TREAT – 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 31, Geneva Presbyterian Church, 1229 Coffee Road. Food and snacks along with trunks filled with goodies. Free. 209-524-6841.
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