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July 14, 2nd Saturday Art Night, "Star-Spangled ..." with reception,5-8 p.m. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays-Saturdays;9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays. 167 S. Washington St., Sonora. www.aloftartgallery.com.
July 11-Sept. 16, "In Praise of Collecting"; Oct. 6-Jan. 13, "Edgar Degas, The Private Impressionist." Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays. 250 N. Broadway, Turlock. $5 general; $4 seniors.
Through Aug. 17, digital design, typography and animation created by students at Columbia College. Manzanita Building Rotunda. Exhibit reception, July 9, 5-7 p.m. Hours:8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays.11600 Columbia College Drive, Sonora.
Through July 14, annual photography show with artist reception and awards ceremony July 14, 2-4 p.m. Hours: 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily. 12001 S. Highway 99, Manteca. www.dfvtastingroom.com.
July 19, Third Thursday Art Walk. 5-9 p.m.
July 8, Second Saturday Art Night, 5-9 p.m. Free.
FIRST STREET FRAME CO.
Ongoing, paintings and photographs. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. weekdays; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays. 226 N. First St., Turlock.
Through June 30, "Postcards to and from Calaveras." Hours: weekdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturdays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 22 Main St., San Andreas.
MERCED MULTICULTURAL ARTS CENTER
Through Sept. 27, Rose Eager-Sabo and Lisa Gilliland-Viney. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesdays- Thursdays; 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Fridays- Saturdays. 645 West Main St. Free. www.artsmerced.org.
Ongoing, 60 local artists. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays. 3012 McHenry Ave., Modesto.
RIVERBANK CITY HALL GALLERY
Ongoing, Evelyn Cooper and Carol Earle. 6707 Third St.
STANISLAUS CLERK-RECORDER OFFICE
Ongoing, Carol Earle and Eva Williams. Exhibit hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. 1021 I St., Modesto. Free.
Ongoing, Rodney Lough Jr., Tom Pickurel, Chella, Edward Mendes. Hours: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays;10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. 5170 Pentecost Drive, Suite 1, Modesto.
Ongoing, 10 local artists. Exhibit hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays- Saturdays. 180 Leveland Lane, Modesto.
FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT
Presentation of computer-animated adventure film "The Adventures of Tintin." 2 p.m. Patterson Library, 46 N. Salado Ave. Free. (209) 892-6473.
FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT
Lovable and funny Muppet movie "The Muppets" for family entertainment. Popcorn will be served. 6 p.m. Salida Branch Library,4835 Sisk Road. (209) 543-7353.
FAMILY MOVIE EVENT
Presentation of the film "The Lion King." 10:30 a.m. Oakdale Library, 151 S. First Ave. Free.(209) 847-4204.
FILM FEST TWAIN HARTE
Aug. 31-Sept. 3
Independent films from around the world. Speaker, G. Allen Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle film critic. Downtown Twain Harte. 925-548-4602.
K.D. LANG &THE SISS BOOM BANG
Canadian pop and country singer/songwriter touring with her new band, the Siss Boom Bang. 8 p.m. $39-$99.
Versatile performer entertains audiences with his acting, improvisational comedy, singing and dancing. 8 p.m. $39-$89.
June 30-July 8
The age-old tale of boy meets girl and the complications that ensue, wrapped around one of Cole Porter's magical scores. 7:30 p.m. June 30, July 7; 2 p.m. July 1, 7-8. $23-$35.
TEAM McGILL'S "AN EVENING WITH BILLY"
Former Modesto High School and University of Washington football star Billy McGill speaks on the perils of drug and alcohol abuse and just how easily one can fall into the trap of addiction. 7 p.m.
MJC SUMMER SONATA 2013
The Modesto Junior College Foundation event. Reception, silent auction, dinner, live auction and performance by MJC students presenting musical medley from "Hairspray." For more information or tickets, call (209) 575-6619. 6 p.m. $150.
"ROALD DAHL'SWILLY WONKA"
Timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir. 7:30 p.m. July 20, 27; 7:30 p.m. July 26; 3 p.m. July 21-22, 28-29. $12-$45.
AN EVENINGWITH MARIROSE
Singer/songwriter from the Central Valley with a powerfully deep and sultry voice. 7 p.m. $16-$24.
Prospect Theater Project takes Miles Malleson's free adaptation of this French comedy classic and sets it in 1950s New Orleans. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. $8-$15.
KAY SPRINKEL GRACE
Presentation: "The AAA Way to Fund-raising Success: Maximum Involvement, Maximum Results." Register at www.uwaystan.org.8:30 a.m. $25.
"THE SOUNDOF MUSIC"
Modesto Performing Arts presentation of the Rodgers and Hammerstein's universally loved musical, based on the true-life story of the Von Trapp Family Singers. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 17-18, 24-25; 2 p.m. Aug. 18-19, 25-26. $25-$37.
VALLEY'S GOT TALENT
Third annual talent show features performing artists from around the Central Valley. Friday evening's performance is the audience voting show. Prize winners are announced after the Saturday finals performance. 7 p.m. $10-$25.
STEVE MARTIN & THE STEEP CANYON RANGERS
An Evening of bluegrass and comedy. Sold out. 8 p.m.
The Gallo Center for the Arts is at 1000 I St., Modesto. Box office (209) 338-2100. www.galloarts.org.
THE MODESTO TRADITIONAL JAZZ SOCIETY
July 15, Black Tuesday Jazz Band; Aug. 19, Devil Mountain Jazz Band. Noon jam sets; 1 p.m. featured band. Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, 1612 Sisk Road, Modesto.(209) 524-3517.
Country music superstar. Stockton Arena, 248 W. Fremont St.
IRONSTONE VINEYARDS SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
June 30, Hank Williams Jr., July 21, Reba McEntire; July 28, Kelly Clarkson with The Fray; Aug. 3, John Fogerty; Aug. 11, Heart with Bachman and Turner; Aug 31, Tony Bennett with Jackie Evancho; Sept. 8, Jeff Foxworthy. Platinum and buffet dinner packages available. 7:30 p.m. Ironstone Vineyards, 1894 Six Mile Road, Murphys. $45 and up. 800-514-3849.
FIRST FRIDAYS IN THE PARK
Through Sept. 7
Musical performances by local groups, dinner available for purchase, $8. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. July 6, Tour Guides; Aug. 3, Jim Bailey and his Plan B band; Sept. 7, Swing Gitane. 5 p.m. Murphys Community Park, 505 Algiers St., Murphys. Free. (209) 728-8183.
FUNKY TIM AND FRIENDS
All-ages concert presented by The Acoustic Rock Society. 7-9 p.m.Fuzio Universal Bistro, 1020 10th St., Modesto. Free.
MARIPOSA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
7 p.m. Mariposa County High School Auditorium, 5074 Old Highway North, Mariposa. $6 adults; $4 youth.(209) 966-3155.
Featuring Johnny Rocket & The Thrust. '50s, '60s or '70s attire suggested. 1-5 p.m. River's Edge Restaurant, 17525 Sonora Road, Knights Ferry. (209) 988-9655.
JAZZ VESPERS QUARTET
Featuring Jim Martinez on piano, Jamie Dubberly on trombone, Brian Kendrick on drums and Giulio Cetto on bass. 5 p.m. First United Methodist Church, 850 16th St., Modesto. Free.
FOURTH OF JULY CONCERT
Presented by the Calaveras Community Band. Attendees encouraged to bring picnic supper.7 p.m. Turner Park , Treat Avenue, San Andreas. Free.
"... AND BLUE"
MoBand presentation. 8 p.m. Mancini Bowl, Graceada Park, Modesto. Free.
ACOUSTIC ROCK CONCERT
All-ages concert presented by the Acoustic Rock Society featuring the Josh Rosenblum Band, Doug Robinett & Friends and Jimbo the Warrguitarist. 7-9 p.m. Fuzio Universal Bistro, 1020 10th St., Modesto. Free.
"FOLK AT THE OAK"
Summer concert series presentation featuring Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum with Bee Eaters. 7 p.m. Twisted Oak Winery, 4280 Red Hill Road, Vallecito. $22 advance; $27 gate. (209) 736-9080.
MoBand presentation. 8 p.m. Mancini Bowl, Graceada Park, Modesto. Free.
CONCERTS IN THE PARK
Fall of Versai (alternative pop-rock). Bring picnic, chairs, blankets. Local concessions. Hosted by Waterford Parks and Recreation. 6:30-8 p.m. Beard Park, 540 C St., Waterford. (209) 874-2328.
MARIACHI MONUMENTAL DE AMERICA
Dinner concert and show 6-10 p.m. DoubleTree Hotel, 1150 Ninth St., Modesto. (209) 535-4072.
CONCERTS IN THE PARK
The Cruzers (classic rock). Bring picnic, chairs, blankets. Local concessions. Hosted by Waterford Parks and Recreation. 6:30-8 p.m. Beard Park, 540 C St., Waterford. (209) 874-2328.
CONCERTS IN THE PARK
CBC Worship Team (Christian). Bring picnic, chairs, blankets. Local concessions. Hosted by Waterford Parks and Recreation. 6:30-8 p.m. Beard Park, 540 C St., Waterford. (209) 874-2328.
CONCERTS IN THE PARK
Elegancia Musical (tierra caliente). Bring picnic, chairs, blankets. Local concessions. Hosted by Waterford Parks and Recreation. 6:30-8 p.m. Beard Park, 540 C St., Waterford. (209) 874-2328.
THEORY OF A DEADMAN
6:30 p.m. doors; 7:30 p.m. show. Modesto Centre Plaza, 10th and K streets. $23 advance.
TRIPPIN' THE '60S CONCERT
Barry McGuire and John York. Benefit for Hope Haven International, presented by Uncle Lonny Presents.7 p.m. doors; 8 p.m. concert. Seasons, 945 McHenry Avenue, Modesto. (209) 402-7900.
FILM: "DAMSELS IN DISTRESS"
Film follows three beautiful girls who set out to revolutionize life at a grungy East Coast College. Call for times.
FILM: "MOONRISE KINGDOM"
Through July 8
Set on an island off the coast of New England in the 1960s, as a young boy and girl fall in love they are moved to run away together. Call for times.
Grammy-winning Tex-Mex. 7 p.m. doors; 8 p.m. show.
FILM: "THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL"
English pensioners abandon their homeland, enticed by advertisements for The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, a seemingly luxurious sanctuary for "the elderly and beautiful" in Jaipur, India. Call for times.
Bernie Tiede was one of the town's most beloved residents in Carthage, Texas, is charged with the murder of an affluent widow. Call for times.
FILM: "FIRST POSITION"
A thrilling and moving portrait of the most gifted young ballet stars of tomorrow at the Youth America Grand Prix. Call for times.
The Beatles' revolutionary 1968 animated classic. Opening-night screening will feature live music and reception. Discussion to follow film. Modesto Film Society Cinema Club presentation. 6 p.m. reception; 7 p.m. show, July 10; 7 p.m. July 11, 13; 3:30 p.m. July 14.
Lighthearted romantic comedy that tells the surprising story of the birth of the electro-mechanical vibrator at the very peak of Victorian prudishness. Call for times.
Sean Connery and Honor Blackman take on villains Gert Frobe and Harold Sakata in the third installment of the James Bond series. Presented by Modesto Film Society. 3 p.m.
FILM: "A CAT IN PARIS"
Animated hand-drawn caper set in the shadow-drenched alleyways of Paris about Dino, a pet cat that leads a double life. Call for times.
FILM: "THE PERFECT FAMILY" July 16-22
A supermom is nominated for the coveted Catholic Woman of the Year Award and sets out on a path to get her family ready to face the church board. Call for times.
FILM: "PEACE, LOVE AND MISUNDERSTANDING"
July 20-Aug. 1
Heartfelt comedy and a story about second chances and the things that divide and reunite families. Call for times.
THE NEW CHRISTY MINSTRELS
6:30 p.m. doors; 7:30 p.m. concert.
FILM: "CHELY WRIGHT: WISH ME AWAY"
July 28-Aug. 2
The story of Chely Wright, the first country music star to come out as gay. Call for times.
FILM: "TAKE THIS WALTZ"
July 27-Aug. 6
A film that examines the uncharted question of what long-term relationships do to love, sex, and our images of ourselves. Call for times.
The State Theatre is at 1307 J St., Modesto. Call (209) 527-4697. www.thestate.org
June 29-July 29
Biodrama of painter Mark Rothko as he struggles to create a primal work of art that will stand for the ages.2 p.m. Sundays, 7 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays. Stage 3 Theatre Company, 208 S. Green St., Sonora. $12-$20. (209) 536-1778. www.stage3.org.
June 29-Aug. 19
Rodgers and Hammerstein's 1945 musical, "Carousel," story of the ill-fated love affair between sweet small-town girl. Call for times. Fallon House Theatre, 11175 Washington St., Columbia. $18-$32.
"HOUND OF THE CLACKERVILLES"
The call goes out to Sherlock Holmes to crack the case in this tale of mayhem and murder. Call for times. Hutton's Hamlet Performing Arts Center, 132 W. G St., Oakdale. $8; $4 for 12 and under. (209) 848-1216.
BOB HOPE THEATRE Aug. 11-12, Calie Comedy Jam with comedians including Modesto's own Dane Madden. 8 p.m. 242 E. Main St., Stockton. $22.50 advance.(209) 337-4673.
FESTIVALS & FAIRS
HILMAR DAIRY FESTIVAL
Craft booths, raffles, cheese sampling and fireworks. 5 p.m. Hilmar High School, 7807 N. Lander Avenue. Free.
4TH OF JULY ACTIVITIES
June 30-July 4
Gustine Chamber of Commerce presents Fourth of July celebration events, Little Mr. and Miss Gustine and Miss Gustine Pageant, June 30,6 p.m., Gustine High School; July 3, tractor pull, 5:30 p.m. Gustine High School football field; July 4, parade and park activities, 10:30 a.m. downtown Gustine to Henry Miller Park, dusk, fireworks, Gustine High School football field, 6:30 p.m. gates open.
WOODWARD FIREWORKS CELEBRATION
Fishing, boating, 115 campsites. Fireworks over the lake. Call for car entry fee. 8-10 p.m. Woodward Reservoir, 14528 26 Mile Road, Oakdale. (209) 525-6750.
FIREWORKS ON THE WATER
Fireworks show sponsored by the Don Pedro Recreation Agency. Early arrival suggested. 9:30 p.m. Don Pedro Lake, Bonds Flat Road. $15 per vehicle. (209) 852-2396.
SCREAMIN SKY FIREWORKS
Fireworks show follows Modesto Nuts vs. Lancaster Jethawks baseball game. 7:05 p.m. game time. John Thurman Field, 601 Neece Drive, Modesto. Game admission: $6-$12 adults; $5-$11 children and seniors.
4TH OF JULYCELEBRATION
Parade, flag-raising and cannon firing. Street contests including, greased pole climb, bucket brigade, egg relays and watermelon and pie eating. Live music by Great Mother Lode Brass & Reed Band, street dance. 10:30 a.m. parade registration; noon parade;4 p.m. dinner. Columbia State Historic Park, Main and State streets. Free admittance, tri-tip dinner, $9.50 adults; $6 children under 10. (209) 536-1672.
4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION
Vendor booths, softball tournament, live family entertainment, children's rides and activities and teen zone. Fireworks show. Parade at Jason and Main streets, 10 a.m. sponsored by the Sunrise Kiwanis and City of Manteca. 6-10:30 p.m. Big League Dreams Field-Manteca, 1077 Milo Candini Drive. $2 ages 13 and over; children 12 and under free.(209) 456-8600.
4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION
Activities, food and games, parade and fireworks. 3:30-9 p.m. Ripon Elementary School, 509 W. Main St. Free. (209) 599-7519.
4TH OF JULY PARADE AND FENDERS AND FIREWORKSCAR SHOW
Independence Day celebration with parade on Main Street featuring Color Guard from American Legion Post 88. Parade and car show at the fairgrounds. 9:30 a.m. Downtown Turlock and Stanislaus County Fairground.
ATWATER 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION
2012 Atwater Fourth of July celebration with Run for Independence, downtown parade, park festival and concert and fireworks. 6:30 a.m. run; 9 a.m. parade; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. festival; 9 p.m. fireworks. Various locations, Gustine. Free. (209) 358-2260. www.atwater4thofjuly.com.
FOURTH OF JULY PARADE
138th annual parade with theme "America the Beautiful." Grand marshal, Carl Boyett. 9:30 a.m. Downtown Modesto. Free.
Community picnic featuring complimentary ice cream, free hot dogs for children, special appearance by U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps Band of the West. Prizes for blanket setting, best Uncle Sam and best patriotic dress. Children's activities. 1-6 p.m. Utica Park, Angels Camp.(209) 591-8485.
4TH OF JULY FESTIVAL AND FIREWORKS SHOW
Entertainment, live music and talent show. Food and craft booths, carnival rides and games. Fireworks display. Call for times and schedule of events. Memorial Park-Livingston, Main and Park streets. Free. (209) 277-1402.
INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION
Food and wine, bounce houses, climbing walls and games. Live music featuring Chains Required and Whiskey Dawn. Fireworks show. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and sun umbrellas. 4:30 p.m. gates open. Ironstone Vineyards, 1894 Six Mile Road, Murphys. $10 adults; $5 6-12; children 5 and under free.
MOTHER LODE FAIR
Carnival rides, craft vendors, livestock auction, motorized events, live entertainment, and kids events. Call for times. Mother Lode Fairgrounds, 220 Southgate Drive, Sonora. $8 adults; $6 seniors; $4 children ages 6-12; 5 and under free; $20 carnival wristband; half price Thursday.(209) 532-7428.
STANISLAUS COUNTY FAIR
Midway carnival rides and games, destruction derby, exhibition halls and vendors, live entertainment. Food and beverage vendors. Major acts like Kellie Pickler, Bret Michaels, LeAnn Rimes, Uncle Kracker, Foreigner.5-11 p.m. weekdays; noon-midnight Saturday-Sunday. Stanislaus County Fairground, 900 N. Broadway, Turlock. $5-$10 presale admission; event tickets vary. (209) 668-1333.
TUOLUMNE RIVER LODGE SUMMER FAIR
Vendors featuring homemade, custom and antique items. Farmer's Market. Lunch menu. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuolumne River Lodge, 2429 River Road, Modesto. (209) 531-6651.
TWAIN HARTE SUMMER ARTS AND WINE FESTIVAL
Craft and graphic artists, live music, street performers, custom car show, wine tasting. Downtown Twain Harte. Free. (209) 533-3473.
Sixty bands, 12 stages, 15 blocks. Age 21-and-older event. Entrance at 10th and J streets. 5 p.m. Downtown Modesto. $20 advance.
SIERRA VIEW MUSIC FESTIVAL
Friday evening show with country stars Gloriana; Saturday afternoon, '80s rockers Night Ranger. Fund-raiser for the Heidi Brunk Foundation and Music Scholarship. 5 p.m. Friday;1 p.m. Saturday. JH Ranch, 12713 Sierra View Road., Oakdale. $35 presale per show; $45 gate; $125 VIP package. (209) 247-6069.
CALIFORNIA STATE FAIR
Eighteen-day fair celebrating the State of California, its industries, agriculture and diversity of its people. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays;10 a.m.-10 p.m. Fridays-Sundays; midway open till 11 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays and midnight Fridays-Sundays. Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento.916-263-3247.
SIERRA RAILROAD DINNER TRAIN
Murder Mystery Trains, Sunset Dinner and Wild West trains, Sunday brunch trains. Call or check Web site for times and prices. Sierra Railroad Golden Sunset and Daylight Trains, 330 S. Sierra Ave., Oakdale. 800-866-1690. www.sierrarailroad.com.
Sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. 7:30-11 a.m. Sundays Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall-Modesto, 2801 W. Hatch Road. $6. (209) 537-3360.
Friday night dinner hosted by the VFW Post 3199. 5-7 p.m. Fridays. Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall-Modesto, 2801 W. Hatch Road. Small donation. (209) 537-3360.
HISTORY CENTER BREAKFAST
Presented by Northern Mariposa County History Center. Eggs, ham or sausage, all-you-can-eat pancakes and fresh fruit. 8-11 a.m. Second Sundays. Coulterville School House, Broadway and Cemetery. $5 adults; $3 children.
RIPON VFW FRIDAY NIGHT DINNERS
Hosted by Ripon VFW Post 1051. 5:30-7 p.m. Fridays. Veterans of Foreign Wars - Ripon, 12455 W. Ripon Road. Small donation required. (209) 599-6815.
RIPON VFW SUNDAY BREAKFAST
Hosted by Ripon's VFW Post 1051. 8 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Sundays. Veterans of Foreign Wars - Ripon, 12455 W. Ripon Road. Small donation.(209) 599-6815.
RIPON VFW WEDNESDAY LUNCH
Hosted by VFW 1051 of Ripon. Chicken strips, burgers, fish or shrimp with fries. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Veterans of Foreign Wars - Ripon, 12455 W. Ripon Road. Small donation required.(209) 599-6815.
VFW HAMBURGER NIGHTS
VFW Auxiliary weekly hamburger nights. Hamburgers, cheeseburgers, chicken sandwiches, side dishes and desserts. 5-8 p.m. Fridays. Veterans of Foreign Wars-Turlock, 1405 E. Linwood Ave. $2-$6.50.(209) 668-9710.
Through Oct. 25
Entertainment, local produce, crafts, food vendors, informational booths and art exhibits. 5-9 p.m. Thursdays Downtown Livingston (209) 394-8830.
MODESTO CERTIFIED FARMERS MARKET
Through Dec. 15
7 a.m-1 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays 16th Street, between H and I streets, Modesto.
DOWNTOWN PLAZA STREET FAIRE & FARMERS MARKET
Through Oct. 1
Family friendly event featuring kids activities, food and farm vendors and live and local music performances, 7-9 p.m. 4-8 p.m. Fridays. 1021 10th St., Brenden Plaza (209) 417-7769.
PATTERSON FARMERS MARKET
4-8 p.m. Wednesdays. True Value Shopping Center-Patterson, Corner of Ward and West Las Palmas.
VINTAGE FAIRE FARMERS MARKET
Through Oct. 21
9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays Vintage Faire Mall, Modesto.
LA GRANGE REBEKAH LODGE BREAKFAST
7-11 a.m. Third Sundays. IOOF Hall-La Grange, Main St. $5. (209) 853-2082 or (209) 852-0220.
MERCED CERTIFIED FARMERS' MARKET
8 a.m.-noon. Wednesday. Promenade Shopping Center, Yosemite and Paulson, Merced. (209) 667-2916.
MERCED CERTIFIED FARMERS' MARKET
8 a.m.-noon. Saturday. 19th and N Streets, Merced. (209) 667-2916.
GUSTINE CERTIFIED FARMERS MARKET
Through Sept. 25
4-7 p.m. Tuesdays. Schmidt Park, Linden Ave. and Highway 33, Gustine. (209) 854-2384.
NIGHT AT THE BOWL
City of Modesto's Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Department joins with MoBand to host the second annual Night at the Bowl. Wine and beer samplings paired with food tastings. Live music by Gottschalk Concert Band, Gottschalks Little Big Band and Highway 99. 6-9:30 p.m. Graceada Park, Sycamore and Needham streets, Modesto. $35. (209) 571-5582.
JOURNEY TO POLYNESIA
A musical production annual fund-raiser. Luau dinner. 5 p.m. dinner; 7:15 p.m. show. Cultural Center of Riverbank, 3313 Santa Fe Street, Riverbank. $45 dinner & show; $10 show only. $2 taco dinner for children.. (209) 543-4068.
Eggs, ham or sausage, biscuits and gravy or all-you-can eat pancakes. 8-11 a.m. Greeley Hill Community Hall, 10332 Fiske Road, Greeley Hill. $5 adults, $2.50 children; family rate $12.
SENIOR CITIZENS POTLUCK DINNER
Entertainment by Turlock Square Dancing Group. Quilt raffle. 6 p.m. Turlock Senior Center, 1191 Cahill.
DEEP PIT BARBECUE
Coulterville Fire Brigade barbecue with activities including watermelon eating contest, relay races, tug of war, raffle and music by DJ Texas Rick. Noon-6 p.m. Coulterville Park, Junction Highways 49 and 132. $10 adults; $5 kids.
ODD FELLOWS BREAKFAST
Odd Fellows monthly breakfast featuring biscuits and gravy, sausage, scrambled eggs and French toast. 7-11 a.m. IOOF Hall-La Grange, Main St. $6. (209) 853-2128.
WOMEN'S CONNECTION LUNCHEON
Oakdale Women's Connection luncheon featuring ring and sing patriotic tunes with Debby Wiens and guest speaker, Pam Korgan. Noon-1:45 p.m. Firenze Ristorante, 502 North Yosemite Ave., Oakdale. $15. (209) 847-5605 or (209) 869-4788.
DINNER AND MOVIE
Presentation of the 1976 Academy Award winning "Rocky." Guests may bring their own dinner. 5:30 p.m. Salida Branch Library, 4835 Sisk Road. Free. (209) 543-7353.
Deep-fried catfish dinner, raffle drawings. Sponsored by the La Grange Odd Fellows of LaFayette Historical Lodge #65. 4-7 p.m. IOOF Hall-La Grange, Main St. $10 adults; $5 kids 12 and under. (209) 853-2508.
Catered barbecue and square dancing. Part of the McHenry Museum's centennial events. 6-10 p.m. McHenry Museum, 1402 I St., Modesto. $50.
McHENRY MANSION TABLE SETTING FUND-RAISER
26th annual fund-raiser features elegant, whimsical and holiday-themed decorated tables. Desert and coffee, Oct. 15; Luncheon with reservations required, Oct. 16. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday. St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Father O'Hare Hall, 1813 Oakdale Road, Modesto.(209) 523-0663.
16929 Chicken Ranch Road, Jamestown. www.chickenranchbingo.com
July 13, Kellie Pickler; July 15, Pat Benatar. 681 S. Tule Road, Porterville. www.eaglemtncasino.com
June 29, Trace Adkins; June 30, Gabriel Iglesias; July 6, Foreigner; July 13, Steve Miller Band; July 14, Earth Wind & Fire: Guiding Lights Tour; July 27, Rutabaga Boogie Band. 1200 Athens Ave., Lincoln. www.thundervalleycasino.com
July 20, Kenny Rogers; July 28, Tình Hé Summer of Love; Aug. 3, The Commodores; Aug. 31, Los Tigres Del Norte. 711 Lucky Lane, Coarsegold. www.chukchansigold.com
June 30, Blues Balls of Fire; July 1, Sara Evans; July 7, MMA Ultimate Fighting Championship; July 13, The Righteous Brothers' Bill Medley with Paul Revere & the Raiders; Aug. 4, Big & Rich with guests Cowboy Troy and Bradley Gaskin; Sept. 1, Dierks Bentley. 12222 New York Ranch Road, Jackson. www.jacksonrancheria.com
RED HAWK CASINO
July 1, Chaparral; July 2, Northern Heat; July 6-7, Ice House Blues;July 8, California Cowboys; July 9, Whiskey Dawn; July 13-14, ESP and Doc Rock-It; July 15, Zac and Jay Band. 1 Red Hawk Parkway, Placerville. www.redhawkcasino.com.
June 29, Rock of Ages; June 30, Lava; July 6 Purple Haze; July 7, Steel Breeze; July 13, Hot August Nights, tribute to Neil Diamond;July 14, Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers; July 19, Mark Chesnutt;July 20, Busta Groove; July 21, Shane Dwight; July 27, Garratt Wilkin and the Parrot Heads; July 28, Hot for Teacher, Van Halen tribute. 19400 Tuolumne Road North, Tuolumne. www.blackoakcasino.com.
June 30-July 1, Aegis; July 4, Blaze of Glory - Tribute to Bon Jovi; July 7, Sandra Bernhard; July 14, The Spinners. 14455 Highway 16, Brooks. www.cachecreek.com
First and third Fridays, Cafe Night. 1100 Carver Road, Suite 10.
HUGHSON COFFEE COMPANY
Ongoing live music. 6724 E. Whitmore, Suite J.
QUEEN BEAN COFFEE HOUSE
July 14, TJ Lake, Joe Baretta, The Josh Rosenblum Band, Funky Tim, The Dave Hanley Band and Doug Robinett. All ages concert presented by The Acoustic Rock Society. Free. 5-10 p.m. Sundays, open mike. 1126 14th St., Modesto.
DREAM BIG! READ
Through Aug. 4
Summer reading program for ages 12 and under. Reading log with rewards. Stanislaus County Library(209) 558-7817.
OWN THE NIGHT
Through Aug. 4
Summer reading program for ages 12-18. Bingo cards for tracking reading eligible for prize drawings. Stanislaus County Library(209) 558-7817.
Through July 26
Summer Science camps featuring experiments, hands-on activities and explorations. For ages 4-9. 10-11 a.m. Great Valley Museum, 1100 Stoddard Ave. $40 for three-day session.(209) 575-6196.
Through July 27
Drop-in animal adventure story time. 10 a.m. Fridays. Great Valley Museum, 1100 Stoddard Ave. Free. (209) 575-6196.
SUMMER THEATER PROGRAM
Through July 28
Atwater Police Activities League is holding summer theater program for youth ages 7-17. Castle Youth Center, 2670 Buhach Road, Atwater. Free. (209) 617-3994.
Afternoon of fun in the sun with water balloons, wading pools, and water-related games. 2 p.m. Newman Library, 1305 Kern St. Free.(209) 862-2010.
PAJAMA PARTY STORYTIME
Children ages 0-5 are invited to make a special wand to wave during story time. Children can wear their pajamas and bring their special teddy bear.5 p.m. Waterford Library, 324 E St. Free. (209) 862-2010.
Antique aircraft display. Sponsored by the Commemorative Air Force.9 a.m.-2 p.m. second Saturdays. Modesto Airport, 700 Tioga Drive, Hangar 1. (209) 526-5868. www.cafvalleysquadron.org.
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Castle Air Museum, 5050 Santa Fe Drive, Atwater. $12 adults; $8 seniors; $5 youth 6-17; free age 5 and under. (209) 723-2178.
Presented by the MJC Astronomy Club. Open to the public, all ages welcome. Free parking, concessions available. Bring blankets or chairs to make your space adventure more comfortable. 8-10 p.m. First Friday of the month. Modesto Junior College East Campus science building lawn. Free.
9 a.m.-2 p.m. fourth Saturdays. Turlock Airport, 13602 Newport Road. (209) 620-6312.
RAILTOWN 1897 STATE HISTORIC PARK
Through Oct. 31
Steam-powered excursion train rides on weekends. Saturdays-Sundays 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; trains depart11 a.m.-3 p.m. Railtown 1897, Jamestown. (209) 984-3953.
Through Oct. 21
Marketplace, yard sale. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, except July 7-8 and 21-22. Rocca Park, Main Street, Jamestown. (209) 533-3473 or(209) 743-3518.
1950s and '60s music, raffles.5:30 p.m. first and third Wednesdays. Junction Shopping Center, Highway 108 and Tuolumne Road, Sonora.
RECORDING ARTS CAMPS
Modesto Sound host Recording Arts Camps including field trips and family event. Proceeds benefit nonprofit Youth Music programs. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Gregori High School, 3701 Pirrone Road, Modesto. $175. (209) 573-0533.
FAMILY FUN DAY
Sportsmen of Stanislaus Club presents a family fun day complete with vendors, wine tasting, kids activities, food, DJ, raffle prizes.10 a.m.-3 p.m. SOS Club, 819 Sunset Ave., Modesto. Free.
An Ecological Farming Association event featuring children's activities, farm tour, bingo, live entertainment and dancing. Chuck wagon dinner available. 4-11 p.m. The Double T, 22368 West 2nd Ave, Stevinson. $5; children 10 and under free.(209) 634-0187.
Hosted by Oakdale Grange 435. Snacks and drinks are free. 7-9 p.m. First Fridays of each month. Oakdale Grange Hall, Lambuth and F streets, Oakdale. $10. (209) 556-8524.
ARTWALK SAN ANDRES & WINES ON MAIN
Day-long event featuring art, music, wine and appetizers. Art galleries open 11 a.m.-7 p.m., wines on Main, 4-7 p.m. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Gallery Calaveras , 22 Main St., San Andreas. $20 unlimited tasting. (209) 754-1774.
YOUNG JOHN MUIRTOURS
A guided bus tour with Kris Randall sharing Muir's observations and commentary about the sights while herding sheep from the valley up to the high country. 9 a.m. Mariposa County History Center, 10301 Highway 49, Coulterville. $10-$20 advance; $20-$40 regular.
FIBER ARTS GROUP
Studio 49 Fiber Arts group welcomes spinning, weaving, knitting, crocheting enthusiasts. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuolumne County Library, 480 Greenley Road, Sonora. Free. (209) 533-0593.
TRAP SHOOT COMPETITION
Fund-raiser for Howard Training Center. Trophies, raffle prizes. Must provide your own firearm and ammunition. Escalon Sportsman's Club, 25195 E. River Road. $30 targets and lunch; $10 lunch only. (209) 593-5618.
NIGHT IN THE LIBRARY
Games, children's activities and docents in period costumes. Part of the McHenry Museum's centennial events. 6-9 p.m. McHenry Museum, 1402 I St., Modesto. Free.
TANGO DANCE CLUB
Modesto Tango social dance and practice. 7-9 p.m. Mondays Jacob's Fine Dining , 2501 McHenry Ave., Modesto. (209) 522-1571.
RIVERBANK GOLDEN AGERS
Wednesdays, Rock'n Country Band. 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Riverbank Community Center, 3600 Santa Fe St. $4 members; $6 nonmembers; annual membership $12. (209) 534-7663.
TURLOCK SENIOR CENTER DANCE
Wednesdays. 7:30-10 p.m. Turlock Senior Center, 1191 Cahill.
Dances from Balkans, Europe, USA and more. Fridays, Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock, $5 - Village Dancers. Wednesdays, Ceres, $3 - Modesto Folk Dancers. Call for information. 7-10 p.m. Wednesdays; 7-9:30 p.m. Fridays. (209) 480-0387 or (209) 578-5551.
FOREVER YOUNG DANCE CLUB
Rock'n Country Band. Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; second Fridays, 7-10 p.m. Modesto Senior Center, 211 Bodem St. $4 Members; $6 Nonmembers; $5-$7 evenings. (209) 534-7663.
MANTECA SENIOR DANCE
Rock'n Country Band. 1-4 p.m. Fourth Sunday. Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane. $4. (209) 825-0116.
USA DANCE BALLROOM DANCING
July 13, Rumba; August 11, Night Club 2-Step. Dance on hardwood floors to recorded ballroom music. Refreshments available. 7-10 p.m. Second Saturdays. Odd Fellows Hall, 6941 Hughson Ave., Hughson. $5 members; $7 nonmembers. (209) 614-8048.
MERCED SUNDAY SENIOR SOCIAL BALLROOM DANCE
Fourth Sundays. Door prizes and refreshments. 2-5 p.m. Merced Senior Community Center, 15th and O streets. $5. (209) 723-0839.
BALLROOM DANCE CLUB
7-8 p.m. lessons; 8-11 p.m. third Fridays. Modesto Senior Center, 211 Bodem St. $10 for nonmembers. (209) 614-8048. www.modestoballroomclub.org
7-8:30 p.m. Oakdale Grange Hall, Lambuth and F streets, Oakdale. $4. (209) 526-4452.
LINE DANCING FOR SENIORS
10:15-11 a.m. Wednesdays. Ceres Community Center, 2701 Fourth St. Free. (209) 538-5628.
ESCALON SENIOR DANCE
Featuring Rock 'n Country Band. 1-4 p.m. Escalon Community Center, 1055 Escalon Bellota Road. $4. (209) 534-7663.
TURLOCK STEPPIN PARDS
Square dance club workshop nights. 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays. American Legion Hall - Turlock, 75 Bothun Road. (209) 524-3517. www.steppinpard.ccsda.org
SENIOR CITIZENS DANCE AND POTLUCK
Potluck meal with prizes. 6 p.m. second Fridays; 1 p.m. fourth Sundays. Hughson Senior Center, 2307 4th St. $2 door; $8 membership. (209) 538-0362.
CAROUSEL DANCE CLUB
Dinner and dancing. Social with no-host bar. Music by Kyle Barker Band. Reservations due by July 6. 6 p.m. Modesto Centre Plaza, 10th and K streets. $46 members; $56 nonmembers. (209) 614-8048 or (209) 524-7795.