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MODESTO BAHA'I CENTER
First and third Fridays, Cafe Night. 1100 Carver Road, Suite 10.
Ongoing live music. 6724 E. Whitmore, Suite J.
QUEEN BEAN COFFEE HOUSE
Oct. 27, Moon Trent show; Sundays, open mic. 1126 14th St., Modesto.
BOB HOPE THEATRE
Oct. 12, Bob & Tom Comedy All-Stars Tour. 242 E. Main St., Stockton. (209) 337-4673.
Oct. 12-13, James Adomian; Oct. 16, Jamie Kilstein; Oct. 17, The Dinosaurs of Comedy; Oct. 18-20, Josh Blue; Oct. 23-24, Neal Brennan; Oct. 25-27, Brent Weinbach; Oct. 30, Dan Mintz. 444 Battery St., San Francisco. www.punchlinecomedyclub.com
COBB'S COMEDY CLUB
Oct. 12, ¡Satiristas!; Oct. 13, Green Room Live! ; Oct. 14, Kelly Carlin's "A Carlin Home Companion"; Oct. 17-18 Maria Bamford; Oct. 19-21, Maz Jobrani. 915 Columbus Ave., San Francisco. www.cobbscomedyclub.com
Oct. 12-14, Bret Ernst; Oct. 18-21, Paul Mooney; Oct. 24, The Real (Funny) Housewives of Rio Linda. 2100 Arden Way, Sacramento. www.punchlinecomedyclub.com
MOVIE AFTERNOON AT THE LIBRARY
Movie presentation of "Diary of a Wimpy Kid." 2 p.m. Oakdale library, 151 S. First Ave. Free. (209) 847-4204.
MOVIE AND DINNER AT THE LIBRARY
Bring your own dinner and enjoy a presentation of the 2007 musical hit "Hairspray." 5:30 p.m. Salida library, 4835 Sisk Road. Free. (209) 543-7353.
FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT
Movie presentation is "Scooby-Doo." 6 p.m. Salida library, 4835 Sisk Road. Free. (209) 543-7353.
FESTIVALS & FAIRS
Traditional Octoberfest menu featuring bratwurst, sauerkraut, German potato salad. Poolside event. SOS Club, 819 Sunset Ave., Modesto.
Country crafts, demonstrations of skills, music and dancing, 9 a.m. pumpkin drop. Games for kids, a scarecrow making booth and an Outdoor Movie Saturday night. Sponsored by the Columbia Chamber of Commerce. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Columbia Historic State Park, Main and State streets. Free. (209) 536-1672 .
RIVERBANK CHEESE & WINE EXPOSITION
36th annual event. Over 200 vendors consisting of arts and crafts and food booths. Wine and cheese tasting.10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Downtown Riverbank, Riverbank.
EGYPTIAN FESTIVAL '12
Egyptian cuisine, church tours, clothes boutiques, henna tattoos, face painting, kids' games, raffle and live Egyptian music. 4-8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church, 315 S. Orange St., Ripon. Free. (209) 918-6605.
Pumpkin patch, pumpkin decorating, pumpkin carving, food vendors, live, local music; craft vendors; Student Poster Contest; art show. meet the artists, fashion show and kids activities. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Downtown Modesto Free. (209) 529-9303.
ALL HALLOWS FANTASY FAIRE
Celtic-inspired Halloween celebration with giants, jugglers, magicians and fire eaters. Costumed characters, live entertainment, food and arts and craft vendors. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Mother Lode Fairgrounds, 220 Southgate Drive, Sonora. $12 advance; $15 gate; $5 children ages 6-12; free for age 5 and under.
Hermann Sons Oktoberfest featuring German dinner, beer and dancing. 1-6 p.m. Eagles Hall, 126 Camellia Way, Modesto. $15. (209) 524-1317 or (209) 571-2667.
OAKDALE CLIMBERS FESTIVAL
Festival for climbers and outdoor enthusiasts featuring guest speakers, presentations, climbing wall, manufacturer displays. 6 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Oakdale Community Center, 110 S. 2nd St. Free if pre-registered; $20 at the door.
GALLO CENTERFOR THE ARTS
BACH & RAVEL
Celebrate the start of the Modesto Symphony Orchestra's 82nd season with Music Director David Lockington and classical music's two most respected composers, Johann Sebastian Bach & Maurice Ravel.8 p.m. $33-$67.
"PRISONER OF PASSION"
The Bible takes on a new dynamic in this touching drama. 3 p.m. $15-$35.
WINE COUNTRY EVENING
Sponsored by the Modesto Kiwanis and Howard Training Center. Wine tasting, hors d'oevres, silent auction, raffle drawings and door prizes. Over-21 event. 5:30-8:30 p.m. $35, presale only. (209) 499-1825 or (209) 593-5618.
All your showbiz favorites mixed into one irresistible cocktail. Presented by Central West Ballet. 7 p.m. $19-$54.
Comedienne Anjelah Johnson became an Internet sensation with her viral video "Nail Salon". 8 p.m. $25-$35.
GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA
Presented by the Modesto Community Concert Association. 7 p.m. $15-$30.
Legendary voice, writer and arranger of most of Supertramp's greatest hits. 8 p.m. $39-$89.
Comedian who was part of the enormously successful Blue Collar Comedy concert films. 3 and 7 p.m. $29-$79.
"THE SLEEPING BEAUTY"
Timeless fairy tale which pits evil against the powers of knowledge and courage. Recommended for grades K-5. 2 and 4 p.m. $8-$15.
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
Noon jam sets; 1 p.m. featured band. Third Sundays. Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, 1612 Sisk Road, Modesto. $8-$12. (209) 524-3517.
7:30 p.m. California State University, Stanislaus, Snider Recital Hall, 1 University Circle, Turlock. $8-$12. (209) 667-3421.
JOHNNY CASHTRIBUTE CONCERT
Featuring James Garner. 8 p.m. Merced Theatre, 301 W. Main St. $20 and up.
"WHO IS THAT MASKED MAN?"
Music of Broadway and film presented by the Merced College Band. 7 p.m. Merced College Theater, 3600 M Street. $8 general; $5 students and seniors. (209) 384-6284.
ART, WINE AND MUSIC
Art and Wine fair followed by concert featuring Boney James, Travis Vega and Nathalia Susoeff. 3-7 p.m. fair;8 p.m. concert. Bob Hope Theatre, 242 E. Main St., Stockton. $29.50 and $49.50. (209) 846-5777.
A community-based ukulele strum and sing-along. All ages and skill levels are welcome, as are other acoustic instruments. 10:30 a.m. Carnegie Arts Center, 250 N. Broadway, Turlock.
MASTERS CLASS WORKSHOP
Local vocalists will sing for Master Teacher and International soloist Robin Fisher. Pianist Hatem Nadim will accompany the participants. Part of the 36th annual Sonora Bach Festival. 2-4 p.m. Church of the 49ers, 11155 Jackson St., Columbia. $25. (209) 536-6330.
4 p.m. Mancini Bowl, Graceada Park, Modesto. $30 advance; $40 door. (209) 565-2272.
TINGSTAD & RUMBEL
Americana acoustic duo. Part of the Congregation Beth Shalom Sunday Afternoon Concert series. 3 p.m. Congregation Beth Shalom, 1705 Sherwood Ave., Modesto. $7-$20 single concert; $50-$60 series. (209) 571-6060.
CHAMBER ORCHESTRA AND WIND ENSEMBLE CONCERT
7:30 p.m. California State University, Stanislaus, Snider Recital Hall,1 University Circle, Turlock. $8-$12. (209) 667-3421.
ED HILL AND THE SONGFELLOWS QUARTET
Also featuring Sheri Stambaugh and The Richland Trio. 7 p.m. North Modesto Church, 1918 Sherwood Ave. Free. (209) 538-3838.
MARIPOSA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Classical masterpieces will highlight the opening concert of the Mariposa Symphony Orchestra's 2012-13 season. 7 p.m. Mariposa County High School, Fiester Auditorium. $6 adults: $4 students. (209) 966-3155.
Local musicians will be featured in concert format. Part of the 36th annual Sonora Bach Festival. 3 p.m. Church of the 49ers, 11155 Jackson St., Columbia. (209) 563-6330.
Harp, flute and viola trio. Part of the Manteca Kindred Arts Association concert series. 3 p.m. St. Paul's United Methodist Church, North and Powers streets, Manteca. $5-$15 individual tickets; $45-$100 season series. (209) 823-2570.
GUEST ARTIST RECITAL
Jenni Samuelson, soprano. 7:30 p.m. California State University, Stanislaus, Snider Recital Hall, 1 University Circle, Turlock. $8-$12. (209) 667-3421.
JONI MORRIS PRESENTS PATSY CLINE
Joni Morris and her (Jordanaires singing style) band After Midnight pay tribute to the queen of country music. 7:30 p.m. Turlock Community Theatre, 1574 E. Canal Drive, Turlock. $25 adults; $15 students; season tickets $60-$130.
FILM: "ROBOT AND FRANK"
Through Oct. 15
The story of the relationship between a retired jewel thief and a present from his son: a robot more relentless than an alarm clock. Call for times.
Innovative acoustic guitar virtuoso. 7 p.m. doors; 8 p.m. show. $32-$38.
FILM: "CELESTE AND JESSE FOREVER"
Romantic comedy. Call for times.
THE STARS OF BEATLEMANIA
Show features the original cast members from the No. 1 national touring show, a celebration of the music of the Beatles. 2 p.m. doors; 3 p.m. show. $45 adults; $39 seniors; $15 children.
LIVE BROADCAST OF THE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATES
90-minute, live broadcast of the second of three presidential debates. President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney will face off in a town hall at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. 5:30 p.m. doors;6 p.m. program. Free.
FILM: "REALITY BITES"
First-time director Ben Stiller explores post-collegiate malaise in this tender, irreverent romance. October's Singles Mixer and Film Night feature. 7 p.m.
FILM: "STARS IN SHORTS"
Collection of short films. Call for times.
FILM: "THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER"
Suspense classic presented by the Modesto Film Society. 3 p.m.
Canadian comedy. Timmy Robinson's best friend in the whole wide world is a 6-foot-tall rotting zombie named FIDO. 7 p.m. doors; 7:30 p.m. show. $3 advance; $5 door.
ANNUAL HALLOWEEN FETE & FILM FOR KIDS
Treats, friendly ghosts, costume parade, goodie bags, storytelling from the state and a screening of Steven Spielberg's "E.T. - The Extraterrestrial." 2 p.m. doors; 2:45 p.m. costume parade; 3 p.m. film. $6 adults; $4 children under 12.
The State Theatre is at 1307 J St., Modesto. Call (209) 527-4697. www.thestate.org
Auditions for winter production of "Baby with the Bathwater." Performances scheduled for Jan. 25-Feb. 3. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Center Stage Conservatory, 948 11 St., Modesto. (209) 846-0179.
Merced ShakespeareFest is holding auditions for Hamlet. All roles open. Rehearsals will be January and February, with performances February-March. 10 a.m. Playhouse Merced, 452 W. Main St., Merced. (209) 723-3265.
"THE SHAPE OF THINGS"
Through Oct. 14
Tony-nominated playwright Neil LaBute explores questions of romance, art, and morality in his darkly comic drama. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. California State University, Stanislaus, University Mainstage, 801 W. Monte Vista, Turlock. $7-$10. (209) 667-3451.
"THE ODD COUPLE: THE FEMALE VERSION"
Neil Simon's hilarious contemporary comic classic performed by the West Side Players. 7 p.m. doors; 8 p.m. show. West Side Theatre, 1331 Main St., Newman. $12 general; $15 reserved. (209) 862-4490.
"THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW"
7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Playhouse Merced, 452 W. Main St., Merced. $8-$20. (209) 725-8587.
William Shakespeare's tragic tale of jealousy, revenge, racism and murder. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19-20, 26-27; 2 p.m. Oct. 21, 28. Modesto Junior College, Performing Arts Auditorium, 435 College Ave. $10 general; $8 students and seniors. (209) 575-6776.
"WAR OF THE ROSES"
The second in the playwrights circle. Hear this original work and give feedback to the playwright. In this production the playwright marries the history of the Tudor War of the Roses with an Alice in Wonderland war of a similar nature: Red vs. White. 7 p.m. Center Stage Conservatory, 948 11 St., Modesto. $2. (209) 846-0179.
"AMY SEELEY AND THE MOLINE MADMEN"
Critically acclaimed one-woman show about growing up in a small town with a race car driver father. 8 p.m. California State University, Stanislaus, University Mainstage, 801 W. Monte Vista, Turlock. $12-$15. (209) 667-3451.
"DISCOVERING SHAKESPEARE PLAYSHOP"
Family theater workshop. Featuring performance of "A Midsummer Night's Dream." 1 p.m. Salida Branch Library, 4835 Sisk Road.
Presented by The Fratello Marionettes. Bag meal included with admission. 4 p.m. Church of the 49ers, 11155 Jackson St., Columbia. $5-$15. (209) 532-3441.
"MY GIRLFRIEND'S BOYFRIEND"
A one man show by Mike Birbiglia. 7:30 p.m. Turlock Community Theatre, 1574 E. Canal Drive, Turlock. $37-$36. (209) 668-1169.
"WINNIE THE POOH"
A YES (Youth Entertainment Stage) Kidettes production. 7 p.m. Friday; 3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Downey Auditorium, 1000 Coffee Road, Modesto. $8-$12.
"MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM"
Shakespeare on Tour performance. Playshop to follow performance. 3:30 p.m. Salida Branch Library, 4835 Sisk Road.
March 2-April 21
The story of how the Buddy Holly became the world's top recording artist with a show that features Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper, plus more than 20 of Holly's greatest hits. Sierra Repertory Theatre 2013 season opening production. 8 p.m. Saturday; 7 p.m. Thursday-Friday; 2 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. East Sonora-Sierra Repertory Theatre, 13891 Mono Way, Sonora. $18-$30. (209) 532-0502.
ALOFT ART GALLERY
Oct. 13, "Extreme Fall Colors" with a demonstration, 5-8 p.m. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Thursday-Saturday; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. 167 S. Washington St., Sonora. www.aloftartgallery.com
ART ON MAIN
Exhibits of local artists. Hours: Monday-Wednesday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 466-B Main St., Murphys.
BARKIN' DOG GRILL
Oct. 18, Third Thursday Art Walk. 5-9 p.m. 940 11th St., Modesto.
BUILDING IMAGINATION CENTER
Oct. 18, Third Thursday Art Walk. 5-9 p.m. 1009 J St., Modesto.
Ongoing art by Brad and Nancy Hawn. Gallery hours: 1 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. 920 13th St., Modesto.
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, STANISLAUS, GALLERY
Through Oct. 19; "Light Side/Dark Side". Gallery hours: Noon-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 6-9 p.m. Thursdays. 1 University Center, Turlock. Free.
CARNEGIE ARTS CENTER
Through Oct. 21, "Yosemite Renaissance XXVII"; through Nov. 3, "States of Mind: Portraits by Martin Camarata". Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday.250 N. Broadway, Turlock. $5 general; $4 seniors.
CENTRAL CALIFORNIA ART ASSOCIATION AND MISTLIN GALLERY
Through Nov. 8, "The Edges of Photography"; Oct. 18, Third Thursday Art Walk. Gallery hours: 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Friday; noon-4 p.m. Saturday. 1015 J St., Modesto. Free. www.ccartassn.org
CENTRAL SIERRA ARTS COUNCIL
Oct. 12-21, 60th anniversary Juried Art Show and Exhibit. Artist reception, Oct. 12. 6-8 p.m. Organized and sponsored by the Mother Lode Art Association. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday; noon-4 p.m. Saturday & Sunday. 193 W. Washington St., Sonora.
CHARTREUSE MUSE GALLERY AND ART SCHOOL
Oct. 18, Third Thursday Art Walk. 5-9 p.m. 918 10th St., Modesto. www.thechartreusemuse.com
CROW TRADING CO.
Oct. 18, Third Thursday Art Walk. 5-9 p.m. 1208 J St. www.crowtrading.com
Oct. 18, Third Thursday Art Walk. 5-9 p.m. 1012 15th St., Modesto.
Oct. 20, Art Hop. 5-9 p.m. Merced.
Oct. 18, Third Thursday Art Walk.5-9 p.m.
Fridays-Saturdays,11:30 am. Food and Wine Tours; Nov. 3-4, "Day of the Dead" celebration, traditional decorations, treats.
Oct. 20-21, Fall Art Show hosted by the Oak Valley Art Society. Artist reception, 2-3 p.m. Sunday. Noon-5 p.m. Saturday; noon-2 p.m. Sunday. 1540 Second St. Free.
FIRST STREETFRAME CO.
Ongoing, paintings and photographs. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. 226 N. First St., Turlock.
Oct. 18, Third Thursday Art Walk. Ongoing, art by California State University, Stanislaus, students. 909 Tenth St., Modesto.
Through Nov. 3, "Wood, Weather and Antiquities." Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 22 Main St., San Andreas.
GREAT VALLEY MUSEUM
Through Jan. 31, "Visions of the Underworld". 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. 1100 Stoddard Ave. $1 admission.
Oct. 18, Third Thursday Art Walk.5-9 p.m. 1214 J St., Modesto.
Through Oct. 13, Woodworkers Show; Oct. 25, Bibbity Bobbity Bunco, light refreshments, $20 per person, 6-9 p.m. Fund-raiser for McHenry Museum Guild; Through November, Crossroads Quilters Display. Exhibit hours: Tuesday-Sunday noon-4 p.m. 1402 I St., Modesto.
MERCED COLLEGE ART GALLERY
Through Oct. 31, "It's Not All Peaches And Cream Out There ..." Gallery hours: 9:30-11:30 a.m.; noon-2 p.m. Monday-Thursday and by appointment. 3600 M St., Merced.
OAKDALE COWBOY MUSEUM
Through December, "The Saddle, Tools of the Trade." 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Saturday. 355 East F St., Oakdale. $1.
PAPER PLANES TATTOO AND ART STUDIO
Oct. 18, Third Thursday Art Walk. 5-9 p.m. 1303 J St., Modesto.
PEER RECOVERY ARTS PROJECT
Oct. 18, Third Thursday Art Walk. 5-9 p.m. 1222 J St., Modesto.
Oct. 13, "Art on the Hill". Gallery Hours: 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. 8317 Main St., Mokelumne Hill.
Ongoing, 60 local artists. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. 3012 McHenry Ave., Modesto.
STANISLAUS CLERK-RECORDER OFFICE
Ongoing, Carol Earle and Eva Williams. Exhibit hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. 1021 I St., Modesto. Free.
Ongoing, Rodney Lough Jr., Tom Pickurel, Chella, Edward Mendes.8 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. 5170 Pentecost Drive, Suite 1, Modesto.
Ongoing, local artists. Exhibit hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. 180 Leveland Lane, Modesto.
16929 Chicken Ranch Road, Jamestown. www.chickenranchbingo.com
Oct. 14, Los Temerarios; Oct. 20, Rodney Carrington. 681 South Tule Road, Porterville. www.eaglemtncasino.com
Oct. 19, Outlaws. 1200 Athens Ave., Lincoln. www.thundervalleycasino.com
711 Lucky Lane, Coarsegold. www.chukchansigold.com
Oct. 18, Thunder from Down Under. 12222 New York Ranch Road, Jackson. www.jacksonrancheria.com
RED HAWK CASINO
1 Red Hawk Parkway, Placerville. www.redhawkcasino.com
Oct. 12-13, Busta Groove; Oct. 18, Jerome Kelly and Friends; Oct. 19, Aztlan; Oct. 20, Blaze of Glory. 19400 Tuolumne Road North, Tuolumne . www.blackoakcasino.com.
Oct. 13, Yolanda Del Rio; Oct. 20, Fall Vietnamese Show. 14455 Highway 16, Brooks. www.cachecreek.com
FOOD & FUN
SIERRA RAILROAD DINNER TRAIN
Murder Mystery Trains, Sunset Dinner and Wild West trains, Sunday brunch trains. Call or check website 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.
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.
MERCED CERTIFIED FARMERS' MARKET
8 a.m.-noon. Saturday. 19th and N Streets, Merced. (209) 667-2916.
Hosted by Fraternal Order of Eagles. 8-11 a.m. First Sundays. Eagles Hall, 126 Camellia Way, Modesto. $5. (209) 577-2298.
Steak dinner, full salad bar, no-host bar. Hosted by the Fraternal Order of Eagles. 5 p.m. social; 7 p.m. dinner. First Fridays. Eagles Hall, 126 Camellia Way, Modesto. $12. (209) 577-2298.
RIPON VFW SUNDAYBREAKFAST
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, fries. 5-8 p.m. Fridays. Veterans of Foreign Wars-Turlock, 1405 E. Linwood Ave. $2-$6.50.(209) 668-9710.
DOWNTOWN OPEN MARKET
Through Oct. 25
Entertainment, local produce, crafts, food vendors, informational booths and art exhibits. 5-9 p.m. Thursdays Downtown Livingston (209) 394-8830.
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.
MERCED CERTIFIED FARMERS' MARKET
8 a.m.-noon. Wednesday. Promenade Shopping Center, Yosemite and Paulson, Merced. (209) 667-2916.
MODESTO CERTIFIED FARMERS MARKET
Through Dec. 15
Oct. 13, 2nd Annual Basque Festival featuring food, cheeses, music and piperade (salsa) and costuming. 7 a.m-1 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays 16th Street, between H and I Streets, Modesto.
ODD FELLOWS BREAKFAST
Odd Fellows monthly breakfast featuring biscuits and gravy, sausage, scrambled eggs and French toast. 7-11 a.m. Second Sunday. IOOF Hall-La Grange, Main St. $6. (209) 853-2128.
FOOD, WINE & JAZZ EXTRAVAGANZA
Parent Resource Center annual fund-raiser. 6:30 p.m. Del Rio Country Club, 801 Stewart Road, Modesto.
LATINO ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
Latino Community Roundtable of Stanislaus County 15th anniversary celebration. Master of Ceremonies Alan Sanchez, Good Day Sacramento, guest speaker Alma Hernandez. 6 p.m. no-host bar and appetizers; 7 p.m. program and dinner. Ceres Community Center, 2701 Fourth St. $30 per person. (209) 568-7102 or (209) 534-1211.
LATINO COMMUNITY ROUNDTABLE GALA
Quinceanera, 15th anniversary celebration for Latino Community Roundtable. Social hour with no-host bar, dinner and program, Mariachi Modesto entertainment and dancing. 6 p.m. Ceres Community Center, 2701 Fourth St. $30. (209) 303-2664.
HISTORY CENTER BREAKFAST
Northern Mariposa County History Center fund-raiser breakfast featuring eggs, ham or sausage, all-you-can-eat pancakes and fresh fruit. 8-11 a.m. Coulterville School House, Broadway and Cemetery. $5 adults; $3 children. (209) 878-3015.
Turlock Newcomer's and Friends monthly luncheon featuring social hour, business meeting and bingo. 11:15 a.m. Latif's Restaurant, 111 N. Golden State Blvd., Turlock. (209) 667-8993 or (209) 632-6032.
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.
Valley Super Singles Newcomers dinner. 6 p.m. Sizzler restaurant, 3416 Dale Road, Modesto. (209) 614-4404.
CHRISTIAN PUBLIC SERVANTS BREAKFAST
Keynote speaker will be Vickie Mulvaney-Trask from Stanislaus County Office of Education. 7 a.m. Big Valley Grace Community Church, 4040 Tully Road, Modesto. (209) 988-5597.
TACOS & TEQUILA
Fund-raiser featuring live entertainment, raffle prizes. 21-over event. 6-10 p.m. St. Anthony's School, 323 N. Fremont St., Manteca. $15. (209) 823-4513.
WINE & SCREAMS
Presented by Turlock Active 20-30 Club. Hor d'oeuvres, raffle prizes, live music, photo booth, wine tasting, games. 7-10 p.m. Hilmar Cheese , 9001 N. Lander Ave.
FREEDOM FUND BANQUET
NAACP annual banquet and membership drive. 6 p.m. American Legion Hall, Ceres, Ninth and Lawrence streets. $45; $400 table of 8. (209) 544-2810.
GATHERING OF THE PANTHERS
Presented by Modesto High School. Dinner, wine and dessert auction, silent auction and dancing. Adult-only event. 5:30 p.m. St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Father O'Hare Hall, 1813 Oakdale Road, Modesto. $35. (209) 576-4410.
HARVEST MOON DINNER & AUCTION
Alzheimer's Aid Society third annual dinner and an auction. DJ, silent auction, raffle. Cocktail attire. 5:45-11 p.m. Greek Orthodox Church, 313 Tokay Ave, Modesto. $50 individual; $90 couple. (209) 238-0538.
Annual dinner and auction fund-raiser for Sacred Heart School. 5-9 p.m. Stanislaus County Fairgrounds, 900 N. Broadway, Turlock. (209) 634-7787.
TROPICAL GARDEN CONCERT FUND-RAISER
Modesto Sound's fourth annual fund-raiser featuring concert with local artists, dinner and silent auction. 5-8:30 p.m. 3440 Wycliffe Drive, Modesto. $5 and up donation at the door. (209) 573-0533.
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.
SOROPTIMIST BREAKFAST AND CRAFT FAIR
37th annual event. Bring a can of food to benefit those in need and you will be entered in a drawing for a prize. 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Masonic Center of Modesto, 800 Rose Ave. $5. (209) 521-6417.
DAVIS BY THE DECADES
Fund-raiser for Grace M. Davis High School for re-establishing student activities & programs. Food, talent show, live and silent auction, entertainment. 5:30-6:30 p.m. social hour; 6:30 p.m. dinner and talent show. Airport hangar-Modesto Airport, 901 Airport Way, Suite 812. $50. (209) 576-4503.
Part of the 36th annual "Sonora Bach Festival." Music for this event will be provided by "The Three Guitars, Tritarra," David Chapman, Guy Powell, and Travis Silvers. Call for reservations. 12:30 p.m. Twain Harte Golf Course, Twain Harte. $30. (209) 536-6330.
BEYOND FEAR FUND-RAISER DINNER
Tri-tip dinner, silent auction, door prizes and live music. Space is limited call for reservations. 5-8 p.m. Sonora Elks Club, 100 Elk Drive. $20 adults; $10 children under 12. (209) 532-3330.
HARVEST & HALLOWEEN
RAILTOWN 1897 STATE HISTORIC PARK
Through Oct. 31
October Weekends; "Harvest Haunt Express" on the hour 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; trains depart 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Railtown 1897, Jamestown. $6-$13. (209) 984-3953.
PUMPKIN PATCH AND CORN MAZE
Through Oct. 31
20-acre corn maze, Freaky Flashlight Nights on weekends. Pumpkins and gourds. Hay maze, pumpkin bowling, sandbox, pedal tractors and scary shed. Noon-dusk, weekdays; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Weekends. R.A.M. Farms Inc., 716 N. Daubenberger, Turlock. (209) 668-2425.
CORN MAZE AND PUMPKIN PATCH
Through Nov. 4
Two huge corn mazes, haunted maze, hay rides, corn cannons, pig races, corn seed boxes, cow train rides, and more. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday. Fantozzi Farms Pumpkin Patch,2665 Sperry Ave., Patterson. (209) 402-0839.
Through Oct. 31
Pumpkin maze, zip lines, mystery ride, pumpkin blasters, petting zoo, a tractor train and scarecrow ride. Food court. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. Dell'Osso Farms, 501 Manthey Road, Lathrop. Admission and parking free, attraction cost. (209) 982-0833.
PUMPKIN PATCH AND HAY MAZE
Through Oct. 31
Pumpkin patch, hay maze, weekend carnival events including face painting, kettle corn booth, games, train rides, tricycle track and pony rides. 6 a.m.-7 p.m. daily patch and maze; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. weekends, Carnival attractions. Resendiz Family Fruit Barn, 4342 Geer Road, Hughson. Free. (209) 883-0100.
PUMPKIN PATCH AND MAZE
Through Oct. 31
Pumpkin patch, Angry Birds corn maze, picnic area and farm animals. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Dutch Hollow Farms, Clairibel and Oakdale roads, Modesto. Free admission; corn mazes $5-$8.
Harvest festival, pumpkin patch, Haunted Barn, bounce house and a scarecrow contest. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Big Creek Meadow Ranch, Smith Station Road and Highway 120, Groveland. $3 adults and kids 12 and over. (209) 962-4482.
REALMS OF DARKNESS
Haunted house staged by Tuolumne County 4-H. 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday; 7-9:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 7-8:30 p.m. Tues. Oct. 30; 7-9 p.m. Wed. Oct. 31. J.S. West Red Barn-Sonora, 730 S. Washington St. $6; $1 matinee on Oct. 27. (209) 352-0476.
BLOOMINGCAMP RANCH OCTOBERFEST
Face painting, craft booths, exhibits, music, contests and food. 9 a.m. Bloomingcamp Ranch, 10528 Highway 120, Oakdale. (209) 848-0461.
HICKMAN HARVEST FESTIVAL CARNIVAL
Carnival style games, craft making, cake walk, bingo, face painting and class-basket silent auction. Harvest turkey dinner. 4-8 p.m.; dinner 4-7:30 p.m. Hickman School, 13306 Fourth St., Hickman. $10 dinner tickets. (209) 874-9070.
GHOSTS, MYSTICS AND URBAN LEGENDS HALLOWEEN
Speakers on paranormal activity, Mystic Faire and marketplace. Downtown Columbia $10 general; 11 and under free. (209) 532-1479.
HALLOWEEN HAUNTED HOUSE
Haunted maze full of Halloween characters, a pumpkin decorating area, an area to decorate fall cookies. 5-9:30 p.m. The Boys and Girls Club of Stanislaus County, 1137 Graphics Drive, Modesto. $10 adults; $5 children 5-12, free for children under 5.
COMMUNITY HARVEST FESTIVAL
Games, food and fun. Noon-5 p.m. Living Faith Community Church, 4825 Roselle Ave., Modesto.
Costume parade, bingo, raffles, silent auction, live auction, outside activities and food. 3-8 p.m. Chatom Elementary School, 7221 Clayton Ave., Turlock.
DOWNTOWN TRUNK OR TREAT
Family friendly event with ribbon cutting, live music, candy and cars transformed into festive fun houses for "trunk or treating." 6-8 p.m. Downtown Waterford
FALL FUN FAIR
Carnival games, inflatables, face painting, pie eating contest, chili cook-off and candy. Dinner available for purchase. Family friendly costumes. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Modesto Covenant Church, 913 Floyd Ave., Modesto. Free. (209) 527-4110.
ODDS & ENDS
Antique aircraft display. Sponsored by the Commemorative Air Force. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Second Saturdays. Modesto City County 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.
1950s and '60s music, raffles. 5:30 p.m. first and third Wednesdays. Junction Shopping Center, Highway 108 and Tuolumne Road, Sonora.
MERCED MULTICULTURAL ARTS CENTER
Through Oct. 20
Oct. 12, Matt Bauer and Garret Pierce, inaugural performers in the arts center's second-floor gallery concert series, 7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show. $5; Oct. 13, Te mau Ta'ata Anuanua of South Pacific Dance company, 10:30 a.m., $3 per child; Oct. 20, Book Reading by UC San Diego Associate Professor Anna Joy Springer from "The Vicious Red Relic, Love", 7:30 p.m. Free. 645 W. Main St. Free. (209) 388-1090. www.artsmerced.org
FALL BOOK SALE
The Friends of the Amador County Library book sale featuring books, audio books and audio visual materials. 4-7 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. American Legion Hall, 12134 Airport Road, Sutter Creek-Martell. (209) 274-2123.
Psychics, mediums, tarot readers, holistic products and informational booths. Free seminars. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Stanislaus County Fairground, 900 N. Broadway, Turlock. (209) 604-5413.
Illusionist and veteran of Hollywood's Magic Castle. Part of the Winter Magic Dinner Theater series. 7 p.m. Groveland Hotel, 18767 Main St., Groveland. $10 per diner. (209) 962-4000.
STUDIO 49 FIBER ARTS
Spinning, weaving, knitting, crocheting. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuolumne County Library, 480 Greenley Road, Sonora. (209) 533-0593.
TRUCK & TRACTOR PULL
Hosted by Modesto Junior College Agriculture and Environmental Science Department. 5:30 p.m. gates; 6 p.m. pull. Modesto Junior College, Agriculture Center, 2201 Blue Gum Ave. $8 presale; $10 gate; $7 children 12-5. (209) 575-6214.
WILD PLANET DAY
Science & Wild Animal Festival for all ages sponsored by the Great Valley Museum. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Modesto Junior College, East Campus, 435 College Ave. $8; $25 family of 4. (209) 576-6196.
Presented by Cirque du Soleil. Call for times. Stockton Arena, 248 W. Fremont St. $28-$75. (209) 373-1400.
October book is "The Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini. 4 p.m. Riverbank library, 3442 Santa Fe. (209) 869-7008.
SIERRA CLUB AND YOKUTS GROUP
Joint program with Modesto Area Partners in Science featuring Dr. David J. Simons discussing solar activity. 7:30 p.m. Modesto Junior College, East Campus, Forum 110, 435 College Ave. Free. (209) 549-9155.
NATIVE PLANT SALE
Hosted by the California Native Plant Society. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Great Valley Museum, 1100 Stoddard Ave. (209) 575-6196.
ANNUAL HOLIDAY BAZAAR
Handmade crafts, gift and holiday items, needlework, wood crafts, homemade jams-jellies, homemade frozen ready-to-bake pies, and a drawing for queen-size quilt. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Escalon United Methodist Church, Highway 120 at Brayton Ave., Escalon. (209) 838-2792.
USED BOOK SALE
The Friends of the Salida Library used book sale. All proceeds used to support activities at the Salida library. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Salida branch library, 4835 Sisk Road.
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 YOUNGDANCE CLUB
Rock'n Country Band. Tuesdays,10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Samaritan Village, 7700 Fox Road, Hughson. $3. (209) 534-7663.
FOREVER YOUNG DANCE CLUB
7-10 p.m. Second Fridays. Riverbank Community Center, 3600 Santa Fe St. $5-$7. (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
Oct. 13, Viennese Waltz.; Nov. 10, Foxtrot. 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.
MODESTO BALLROOM DANCE CLUB
Oct. 20, 7-11 p.m. Masquerade Ball. Costumes and masks encouraged, Waltz lesson, 7-8 p.m., social dancing. 7-8 p.m. lessons; 8-11 p.m. third Fridays. Modesto Senior Center, 211 Bodem St. $5 members; $7 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.
Square dance club workshop nights. 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays. American Legion Hall - Turlock, 75 Bothun Road. (209) 667-7292. 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. Live music. 6 p.m. Modesto Centre Plaza, 10th and K streets. $46 members; $56 nonmembers. (209) 524-7795.
Oct. 26, Halloween Party; Nov. 9, Swedish Fiddler Leif Alpsjo, 7 p.m. Carnegie Arts Center, 250 N. Broadway, Turlock. (209) 480-0387.
PARA LOS NINOS
Every Saturday morning, bilingual stories, Songs and Rhymes for Preschoolers and their families. Presented by the Cesar Chavez Committee. 10-11 a.m. Los Banos Library, 1312 7th St. Free. (209) 826-5254.
MODESTO BANQUET HALL
School Night featuring teen dances for 18 and under with school ID. Local bands and DJs. 4-10 p.m. Fridays. Modesto Banquet Hall, 810 N. 9th St., Modesto. $5. (209) 222-8802.
ALL-KIDS CRAFT FAIR
Artists and crafters ages 7-14 showcase their talents. All items sold for under $5. 9 a.m.-noon. Modesto Library, 1500 I St., Modesto.
Oct. 13-Dec. 8
Nature story hour and crafts for ages 4-6. 10-11 a.m. Oct. 13, 27, Nov. 10, 24 and Dec. 8. Great Valley Museum, 1100 Stoddard Ave. $5 per child. (209) 575-6196.
WII GAME DAY
Teens age 12-18 learn tactics and teamwork through playing Wii games. 3 p.m. Oakdale Library, 151 S. First Ave. (209) 847-4204.
WONKALICIOUS CHOCOLATE FEST
Parent-supervised, costume-free event for children 12 years and under. Candy, inflatables, kiddie train rides, petting zoo, face painting, food vendors, raffle and appearances by Willy Wonka, Oompa Loompas, Dora the Explorer and space heroes Astro and Nova. Concert following fest with Donnie Moore and the Power Team. 4-6 p.m. Calvary Temple Worship Center, 1601 Coffee Road, Modesto . Free admittance, $1 for 4 attraction tickets. (209) 529-7346.