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Religion Digest: Events across the Modesto region

Music and Dance

‘NOAH’ – 7 p.m. May 1-2 and 2 p.m. May 2. Westside Ministries, 950 Columbia St., Turlock. Dramatic dance production. Free; offering taken. (209) 667-9020 or www.westsideministriesturlock.com.

VOICES FOR THE KING – 7 p.m. May 2. Zion United Reformed Church, 1220 Canal St., Ripon. Male chorus representing nine churches in Ripon, Escalon and Modesto, under the direction of Barbara Viss. Free-will offering. (209) 612-9438.

TIM LOVELACE – 6 p.m. May 3, Richland Faith Assembly of God, 1201 Richland Ave., Ceres. Gospel singer, musician and comedian. Free with offering.

CALIFORNIA BAPTIST UNIVERSITY CHOIR AND ORCHESTRA – 6:30 p.m. May 5, Escalon Christian Reformed Church, 2203 California St. The 150-member choir and orchestra in concert. Free-will offering. (209) 522-6960.

FOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL – 6:30 p.m. May 8, Modesto Covenant Church, 913 Floyd Ave. Featuring Robert Hansen (of the John Clarke Trio), Alyssa Oliver, Nicole Arntson, Kyle MacCaughtry and others. $20 to benefit July trip to teach English in Legnicia, Poland. (209) 527-4110.

OPUS HANDBELL ENSEMBLE SPRING CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. May 9. Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 1600 Carver Road, Modesto. From “An American Folk Tune,” “Billboard March” and “Carillon” to “Misty,” “Classical Gas” and more. $10. (209) 527-2214.

Classes

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDIES – Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays; call for times. Shelter Cove Church, 4242 Coffee Road, Modesto. (209) 567-3200.

BOOK STUDY – Every other Monday from 2 to 3 p.m. Free. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1528 Oakdale Road, Modesto. (209) 522-3267.

TAI CHI – Thursdays, 6 to 7 p.m. $5 donation. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1528 Oakdale Road, Modesto. Theresa Grieshaber, (209) 765-1524.

GRIEFSHARE – 1-2:30 p.m. Tuesdays through April 28. Centenary United Methodist Church, 1911 Toyon Ave., Modesto. Thirteen-week video series. $15. (209) 527-5441.

DIVORCECARE – 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays through May 13. Modesto Covenant Church, 913 Floyd Ave. A 13-week course to find healing during separation and divorce. (209) 527-4110.

Miscellaneous

MOPS – 6-8 p.m. April 29 and May 13. Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 1600 Carver Road, Modesto. MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) and MOMSNEXT. $60 per semester or $8 per meeting, which includes dinner, child care, occasional crafts. (209) 599-4058.

SPRING BAZAAR – Noon today, April 26. Sacred Heart Church, 505 M St., Patterson. Children’s carnival games and prizes, inflatable water slide, food concessions, craft booths, karaoke and live entertainment. (209) 892-9321.

“THE TYRANTS OF THE MIND” – 7 to 9 p.m. May 7, Unity Church of Modesto, 2467 Veneman Ave., Modesto. Sondra Sneed translates the vibration of God into language. $15-$25. (209) 578-5433.

Send events by noon Tuesday to Pat Clark at pclark@modbee.com and include “Religion Digest” in the subject line.

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