ARTS AND MUSIC
DIXIE MELODY BOYS — 7 p.m. Wednesday, Richland Faith Assembly of God, 1201 Richland Ave., Ceres. Grammy-nominated gospel group from North Carolina in concert. Offering. 538-3838.
BRANCHES BAND — 7 p.m. Wednesday, St. Peter Lutheran Church, 3461 Merle Ave., Modesto. Christian contemporary musicians from Wisconsin to perform. Free. 551-0563.
SHEILA RAYE CHARLES — 7 p.m. Friday, Coulterville United Methodist Church, intersection of Highways 132 and 49. The daughter of blues legend Ray Charles to perform some of her father's hits and gospel songs.
Never miss a local story.
WALLY MAGDANGAL — 8:30 and 11 a.m. today, Modesto Covenant Church, 913 Floyd Ave. Pastor Magdangal once led the largest underground Christian church in Saudi Arabia before he was arrested, tortured and sentenced to death by hanging on Christmas in 1992. He tells his story at both services and at a light lunch afterward. Offering. 527-4110.
GRIEFSHARE — 5-6:30 p.m. Sundays beginning today, Hilmar Covenant Church, 20056 American Ave. 13-week class includes videos and discussion on issues related to losing a loved one. $15 for materials. 634-2762.
FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY — 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, beginning Thursday, Turlock Free Methodist Church, Johnson and Tuolumne avenues. 13-week program by Christian financial expert Dave Ramsey helps get people out of debt and teaches them about emergency funds, insurance and investments. $100 for CDs and materials. 634-5535.
FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY — 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, beginning Jan. 20, Modesto Free Methodist Church, 1520 Rose Ave. 13-week program by Christian financial expert Dave Ramsey helps get people out of debt and build wealth. $99.51 for CDs and materials. 480-0409.
S.W.E.A.T. AEROBICS — Centenary United Methodist Church, 1911 Toyon Ave., Modesto. Variety of aerobics and fitness classes: 9 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; senior class 8 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Donations. 988-5655.
REINCARNATION — 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Jan. 21, Creative Life Center, 145 Woodrow, Suite A-2, Modesto. $8 per class. 634-5972.
LIFE LINE SCREENING — 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, Calvary Lutheran Church, 547 Rose Ave., Modesto. Screenings for carotid artery, abdominal aortic aneurysms, peripheral arterial disease, osteoporosis, atrial fibrillation and more. Must reserve a time; cost involved. 527-2192.
CONCERT OF PRAISE — 7 p.m. Jan. 23, First Christian Reformed Church, 305 W. Boesch Drive, Ripon. Evening sponsored by Modesto Pregnancy Center includes music by Voices for the King, a group of 20 men from the Manteca to Ripon areas, and other musicians in concert. Followed by testimony and candlelight ceremony in memorial of the millions of lives lost to abortion since 1973. Offering benefits MPC. 526-1734.
Submit items by noon Tuesday to Sue Nowicki at email@example.com.