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Nov. 10, Petty Theft, 8 p.m. 21 plus concert event. 16929 Chicken Ranch Road, Jamestown. www.chickenranchbingo.com
Oct. 26, TWC "Halloween Havoc II". 681 South Tule Road, Porterville. www.eaglemtncasino.com
Oct. 26, Hip Hop Halloween Dance Party; Oct. 27, Sinners and Saints Halloween Party and Costume Contest. 1200 Athens Ave., Lincoln. www.thundervalleycasino.com
711 Lucky Lane, Coarsegold. www.chukchansigold.com
Nov. 3, WAR; Nov. 24, Jimmie Ray's Black Train, a tribute to Johnny Cash; Dec. 15, The Temptations. 12222 New York Ranch Road, Jackson. www.jacksonrancheria.com
RED HAWK CASINO
Oct. 27, Corvettes for Vets Car Show, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free for spectators. Helicopter display, veteran information, raffle drawings. 1 Red Hawk Parkway, Placerville. www.redhawkcasino.com
Oct. 26-27, Left of Centre; Oct. 31, Halloween Costume Party with Rock of Ages; Nov. 2, Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen; Nov. 3, Josh Pfeiffer; Nov. 8, Lacy J. Dalton; Nov. 9-10, Busta Groove; Nov. 15, Rock Star Karaoke; Nov. 16, Ely Brothers and Double Trouble.19400 Tuolumne Road North, Tuolumne. www.blackoakcasino.com.
Oct. 26, Musiq Soulchild. 14455 Highway 16, Brooks. www.cachecreek.com
Oct. 26-27, Brent Weinbach; Oct. 30, Dan Mintz. 444 Battery St., San Francisco. www.punchlinecomedyclub.com
Oct. 31, Halloween Bash.2100 Arden Way, Sacramento. www.punchlinecomedyclub.com
COBB'S COMEDY CLUB
Nov. 1-3, David Alan Grier. 915 Columbus Ave., San Francisco. www.cobbscomedyclub.com
GALLO CENTER FOR THE ARTS
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.
BEETHOVEN SYMPHONYNO. 4
Presented by the Modesto Symphony Orchestra. 8 p.m.
MYSO SEASON OPENING CONCERT
Presented by the Modesto Symphony Youth Orchestra. 3 p.m. $5-$10.
Australian soft rockers. 7 p.m. $19-$69.
"OF MICE AND MEN"
John Steinbeck's tale of two California migrant ranch workers during the Great Depression. Stage production collaboration between The Acting Company of New York and The Guthrie in Minneapolis. 3 p.m. $25-$40.
"THE ARTS IN FLIGHT"
High energy collaboration of Music, Dance and Drama presented by Central Catholic High School's Visual & Performing Arts Department. 7 p.m. $12-$16.
MARIACHI VARGAS DE TECALITLAN
Mariachi ensemble. 8 p.m. $30-$80.
WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY
Improvised comedy and song all based on audience suggestions. 7 p.m. $19-$69.
A Modesto Community Concert Association presentation. 7 p.m. $15-$30.
BALLET FOLKLORICO DE MEXICO
Music, dance and costume of Mexican folklore, combined with the talent of the most honored ballet folklorico troupe in the world. 7 p.m. $20-$50.
Irving Berlin's uplifting musical. 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday. $9-$22.
Rock, jazz, R&B and blues artist. 7:30 p.m. $49-$99.
"On a Winter's Night," a solo piano performance. 8 p.m. $19-$69.
"MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET"
Heartwarming story, originally written for the 1940's classic movie of the same name, is brought to life in a fully-staged musical production. 7 p.m. Friday-Sunday; 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. $19-$89.
BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY
Wild and swingin' holiday party show. 7 p.m. $20-$50.
Nov. 30-Dec. 1
Presented by Modesto Symphony Orchestra. Features all of your favorite Christmas classics, carols and medleys featuring Modesto's own Broadway stars Jeremy Stolle, Morgan James and the talented MSO Chorus. 8 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday.
The Gallo Center for the Arts is located 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.
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.
Christian singer/songwriter and humorist. 7 p.m. doors; 8 p.m. concert. Seasons, 945 McHenry Avenue, Modesto. Free. 402-7900.
THE HERB HENRY FAMILY
3 p.m. Federated Church, 45 S. El Circulo, Patterson. Free with offering. (209) 538-3838.
Presented by the Calaveras Community Band with bandmaster Mic Harper. 3 p.m. Bret Harte Performing Arts Centre, 323 Highway 49, Angels Camp. Free. (209) 728-9012.
JAZZ VESPERS CONCERT
Featuring the Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet. 5 p.m. First United Methodist Church, 850 16th St., Modesto. Free, offering taken.
MIRARI BRASS QUINTET
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.
ROD HARRIS AND FRIENDS
Host and sax player with singers. 2 p.m. Stage 3 Theatre, 208 S. Green St., Sonora. $12. (209) 536-1778.
BARBARA MORRISON JAZZ CONCERT
7 p.m. Columbia College Dogwood Theatre, 1160 Columbia College Drive, Sonora. $15.
Intimate concert with Barbara Morrison, accompanied by Rod Harris Quartet and college singers. Meet and greet reception, limited to 50 guests. 3 p.m. Private home $20.
ROBYN HELZNER TRIO
Joyful Jewish musical journey. 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.
Community sing-along of Handel's Messiah. 4 p.m. Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1600 Carver Road, Modesto. (209) 529-3228.
CHRISTMAS WITH AARON NEVILLE
7:30 p.m. Turlock Community Theatre, 1574 E. Canal Drive, Turlock. $32-$52. (209) 668-1169.
7 p.m. doors; 8 p.m. show. Bob Hope Theatre, 242 E. Main St., Stockton. $39.50 and $49.50. (209) 846-5777.
FILM: "STARS IN SHORTS"
Through Oct. 31
Collection of short films. Call for times.
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 Spielbergs, E.T. - The extraterrestrial. 2 p.m. doors; 2:45 p.m. costume parade; 3 p.m. film. $6 adults; $4 children under 12.
FILM: "CALIFORNIA STATE OF MIND: THE LEGACY OF PAT BROWN"
Documentary film. Director Sascha Rice meet and greet 6-7 p.m. 7 p.m. $12.
FILM: "MONTY PYTHON'S LIFE OF BRIAN"
Satire of both religion and Hollywood's epic films. The second film in The State's monthly Cult Classic Series. Call for times.
FILM: "HIGH GROUND: THE JOURNEY HOME IS AN UPHILL BATTLE"
Documentary film follows 11 wounded vets returning from Iraq and Afghanistan as they climb Mt. Lobouche in the Himalayas with blind adventurer Erik Weihenmayer. A presentation by The State Theatre and Rivers of Recovery. 7 p.m. Nov. 2, 3:30 p.m. Nov. 11.
Local band. Opening act, young blues harmonica player Kyle Rockin' Rowland. Presented by The Modesto Peace/Life Center. 7 p.m. doors; 8 p.m. show.
A serious comedy about pluck, perseverance and overcoming hard times with hope and American ingenuity. Call for times.
FILM: "SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE"
A film about love and libido in the time of Shakespeare complete with humor, a sweet love story, juicy court intrigue, backstage politics and some lovely moments from Romeo and Juliet. Part of The State Theatre Date Night series. 7 p.m.
FILM: "THE MASTER"
Call for times.
BOLLYWOOD NIGHTS PRESENTS DIWALI DHAMAKA
Presentation of Filmi, non-Filmi, HIndi, Punjabi, Sufi, Indi-Pop. Bhangra, Garba, comedy and classical dance. Raffles. Benefit for Shiu Bhawan Mandir. 7 p.m. $20; under 10 free.
FILM: "SIDE BY SIDE"
Modesto Film Society Cinema Club presentation. 7 p.m.
FILM: "LOVE, ACTUALLY"
November Singles Mixer and Film Night features "Love, Actually" starring Hugh Grant as a world-class charmer. 7 p.m. $6.
Jimi Hendrix tribute. Opening the show is Modesto's Cold Shot, a tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan. 7 p.m. doors; 8 p.m. show. $22.
FILM: "ANATOMY OF A MURDER"
Courtroom drama that pits small town lawyer James Stewart against prosecutor George C. Scott in the murder trial of Army Lt. Frederick Manion. A Modesto Film Society presentation. 3 p.m.
The State Theatre is at 1307 J St., Modesto. Call (209) 527-4697. www.thestate.org
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 ODD COUPLE: THE FEMALE VERSION"
Through Oct. 28
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"
Through Oct. 31
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.
"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.
"12 ANGRY MEN"
Presented by Waterford High School drama. Gripping courtroom action directed by Aubrey Whitlock. 7 p.m. Waterford High School, 121 S. Reinway, Waterford. $5-$8.
William Shakespeare's bloody tale of greed and power. Directed by Joshua Morriston. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sunday. Patterson Repertory Theatre, 200 N. 7th St., Patterson. $10 general, $8 students and seniors. 499-9363.
"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.
"BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS"
Nov. 16-Dec. 3
Neil Simon's warmhearted and tearful comedy. 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Stage 3 Theatre, 208 S. Green St., Sonora. $12-$20.
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.
ART ON MAIN
Exhibits of local artists. Gallery 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.
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.
CARNEGIE ARTS CENTER
Through Nov. 3, "States of Mind: Portraits by Martin Camarata";Nov. 18, Sunday Arts Lecture Series featuring Diane Wold, "Mary Cassatt, an American Woman Artist: From Oppression to Prominence." 2 p.m. Free. Through Jan. 13, "Edgar Degas, The Private Impressionist". 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"; Nov. 15, 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
Nov. 15, Third Thursday Art Walk. 5-9 p.m.
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.
Nov. 15, 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.
Through Jan. 31, "Visions of the Underworld". 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. 1100 Stoddard Ave., Modesto. $1 admission.
MERCED COLLEGEART 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.
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, 10 local artists. Exhibit hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. 180 Leveland Lane, Modesto.
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.
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 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.
MODESTO CERTIFIED FARMERS MARKET
Through Dec. 15
7 a.m-1 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays 16th Street, between H and I Streets, Modesto.
PATTERSON FARMERS MARKET
4-8 p.m. Wednesdays. True Value Shopping Center-Patterson, Corner of Ward and West Las Palmas.
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.
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.
DAVIS BY THE DECADES
Fund-raiser for Grace M. Davis High School for reestablishing 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 Hanger-Modesto Airport, 901 Airport Way, Suite 812. $50. (209) 576-4503.
VFW Military Order of Cooties Pup Tent #68 fund-raiser. Proceeds benefit disabled hospitalized veterans. 8-11 a.m. Veterans of Foreign Wars-Turlock, 1405 E. Linwood Ave. $6; children 6 and under free. (209) 668-9710.
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.
LUTEFISK & MEATBALLDINNER
Annual dinner sponsored by Sons of Norway Garborg Lodge 6-56 of Modesto. Entertainment by Village Dancers, open bar, raffle. 3 p.m. doors; 3:30 dinner FES Hall, 190 N. Lee Ave., Oakdale. $6-$18 advance; $6-$20 at the door. (209) 358-3713 or (209) 572-0323.
PASTA & POLKA DINNER
Sons of Italy, Modesto Lodge annual fund-raiser. Music by Good Time Accordion Club. Advance tickets only. 5:30 p.m. social; 6:30 p.m. dinner. St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1528 Oakdale Road, Modesto. $15 adults; $7.50 children under 12. (209) 526-3627.
YOUTH FOR CHRIST ANNUAL AUCTION AND DINNER
5-9 p.m. Central Valley High School, 4033 Central Ave, Ceres. (209) 522-9568.
COMMUNITY PANCAKE BREAKFAST AND BUS STUFF EVENT
Pancakes, eggs, ham with coffee, juice & milk will be served. 7 a.m.-noon. Denair Community Center , Main and Gratton streets. Donations accepted at the door. (209) 614-1925.
Second anniversary event featuring art show and sale, silent auction, wine, beverages and appetizers. 5-8 p.m. Stanislaus Family Justice Center, 1625 I St., Modesto. $16.25 advance; $20 door. (209) 525-5134.
HALLOWEEN & HARVEST
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. 40 varieties of locally grown 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, seasonal decorations and photo opportunities. 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.
REALMS OF DARKNESS
Through Oct. 31
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. JS West Red Barn-Sonora, 730 S. Washington St. $6; $1 matinee on Oct. 27. (209) 352-0476.
HALLOWEEN ACTIVITIES AT LIBRARIES
Oct 25: Halloween Craft, Oakdale Library, 3:30 p.m.; Oct. 27: Harvest Fall Festival, Empire Library, 2 p.m.; Oct 29: Lollipop Ghost Craft, Keyes Library, 3 p.m. Halloween Storytime, Ceres Library, 6 p.m.; Oct 31: Halloween Storytime, Turlock Library, 10 and 11:30 a.m. Costume Parade and Trick or Treating, Modesto Library, 10:45 a.m. Lollipop Ghost Craft, Denair Library, 3 p.m. Monster Mash Cupcake Walk, Riverbank Library, 3:30 p.m. Costume Parade and Trick or Treating, Waterford Library, 5 p.m. Various Locations
Family event with Dr. Al Chemist (Steve Murov) featuring experiments including the foaming pumpkin and the fickle pickle. Program for all ages. Limited to 75. 4-5 p.m. Modesto Junior College, East Campus, Science 115 Free. (209) 575-6173.
HAUNTED HAY RIDE
Ride through a "haunted" forest, Zombie shooting gallery and paintball booth. 7-9:30 p.m. Friday; 7-10 p.m. Saturday. Jacob Myers Park , Riverbank. $7 adult; $4 children 4-12; 3 and under free must sit on lap.. (209) 863-7150.
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 maze featuring seven themed areas including live characters and activities. Kid-oriented Haunted House for children ages 5-12. Pumpkin and cookie decorating, midway games. Old Fisher Graphics Building, 1137 Graphics Drive, Modesto. (209) 312-3463.
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. $5 admission; 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.
HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL AND HAUNTED HOUSE
Music, games, pumpkin decorating, food, trick-or-treating, juggling, face painting, a haunted house and a costume contest for all ages. Family appropriate costumes are requested. 2-9 p.m. Modesto Junior College, West Campus, 2201 Blue Gum Ave. Free; activity tickets $1 or 25 for $20.. (209) 602-1599.
HALLOWEEN MASQUERADE DANCE
Family atmosphere masquerade dance with silent auction and prizes for top three costumes. Presented by the Turlock Pentecost Association. 8 p.m.-Midnight. Turlock Ballroom, 528 Golden State Blvd. Free. (209) 669-0219.
HALLOWEEN PARADE AND COSTUME CONTEST
Prizes and candy. Meet at Guaranty Bank. 1:30 p.m. registration, 2 p.m. parade. Lakes Shopping Center, Oakdale and Floyd avenues, Modesto. Free.
HALLOWEEN PARADE AND COSTUME CONTEST
Prizes and candy. Bring a trick-or-treat bag for candy. Meet under the clock area. 10 a.m. registration; 11 a.m. parade. Junction Shopping Center , Highway 108 and Tuolumne Road, Sonora. Free.
Annual event featuring creepy critters, games, crafts, a bug zoo and a "bat cave" Costume parade, 1 p.m. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Micke Grove Zoo, 11793 N. Micke Grove Road, Lodi. $4 adults, free for up to three children ages 3-17. 331-2010. www.mgzoo.com
ILLUMINATION OF THE JACK-O-LANTERNS
Main Street merchants will provide treats for costumed Trick-or-Treaters, carved pumpkins. 2-9 p.m. Columbia Historic State Park, Main and State streets. Free. (209) 536-1672.
Variety of games, haunted house, cake walk, food and beverages. Hosted by St. Anthony School Parents' Club. 3-7 p.m. St. Anthony Hall, 1801 Winton Way, Atwater. (209) 358-3341.
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.
PARA LOS NINOSPROGRAM
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.
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.
MODESTO BAHA'I CENTER
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
Oct. 27, Moon Trent show; Sundays, open mic. 1126 14th St., Modesto.
FESTIVAL & FAIRS
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.
ODDS & ENDS
CLASSIC AIRCRAFT DISPLAYS
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
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 Municipal Airport, 13602 Newport Road, Turlock. (209) 620-6312.
RAILTOWN 1897 STATEHISTORIC PARK
Through Oct. 31
October Weekends; "Harvest Haunt Express" on the hour 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Steam-powered excursion train rides on weekends. 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.
1950s and '60s music, raffles. 5:30 p.m. first and third Wednesdays. Junction Shopping Center , Highway 108 and Tuolumne Road, Sonora.
Through Dec. 8
Nature story hour and crafts for ages 4-6. 10-11 a.m. Oct. 27, Nov. 10, 24 and Dec. 8. Great Valley Museum, 1100 Stoddard Ave., Modesto. $5 per child. (209) 575-6196.
GROW YOUR BUSINESSEXPO
Expo highlighting local business in Oakdale. Over 35 businesses with products and services. Free raffle for prizes. 2-7 p.m. Gene Bianchi Community Center, 110 S. Second Ave., Oakdale. Free. 847-22-44.
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.
SOLAR WIND AND THE SUNSPOT CYCLE LECTURE
Astro-geophysicist Dr. David J. Simons will discuss solar activity and its relationship to solar wind and climate change. Intended for ages 12 and older. 7:30 p.m.-8:45 p.m. Modesto Junior College, East Campus, Forum 110, 435 College Ave. Free.
Petting zoo, pie-eating contest, bounce house, hay rides, games, face painting and more. Event benefits church's nonprofit nursery school. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Trinity United Presbyterian Church , 1600 Carver Road , Modesto. Free. (209) 578-5625.
FALL CRAFT FEST
Wood items, hand crafts, needlework and more all made by the senior citizens of Covenant Village of Turlock Retirement Community. Also a collectibles area and raffle. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Covenant Village of Turlock, 2125 N. Olive Ave., Turlock. (209) 219-5631.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY
"Make A Difference Day". Stanislaus County Libraries are seeking volunteers to assist at all branches by painting, cleaning shelves and donating LEGOS for children's programs or funds for eBooks. Waterford Library is seeking volunteers to help paint the exterior from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. All ages welcome. Hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays. (209) 558-7800.
NATIVE PLANT SALE
Hosted by the California Native Plant Society. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Great Valley Museum, 1100 Stoddard Ave., Modesto. (209) 575-6196.
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.
WHITE ELEPHANT SALE
Cleaning out before moving sale. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Great Valley Museum, 1100 Stoddard Ave., Modesto. 575-6196.
DELTA TULE TREKKERS WALK
Pre-Halloween noncompetitive walks of 10K and 5K on paved and dirt forest trails along the Stanislaus River. Barbecue planned for both days. Costume contest with prizes on Saturday. 8 a.m.-noon. Caswell State Park, Ripon. Free. (209) 931-1565.
Oct. 27-Nov. 24
Advice and creative ideas led by Anna Soto. Some materials are provided, participants are encouraged to bring their own supplies. Noon-4:30 p.m. Oct. 27 and Nov. 24 Modesto Library, 1500 I St., Modesto. Free, space is limited. 558-7814.
Oct. 27-28; "Trains, Planes and Automobiles" event featuring large railroad layout displays, vintage and classic cars. 9 a.m.-4 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.
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.
DIAMOND JUBILEE CHURCH CELEBRATION
Solemn Concelebrated Multi-lingual Anniversary Mass to culminate the year of festivities and devotions for 75th anniversary. 12:30 p.m. St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, 330 Franci St., Livingston.
STANISLAUS ASIAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY RECEPTION
Celebrate the Asian-Americans of Stanislaus County as members of the community gather to provide voter education and civic engagement. 7-9 p.m. Fumi Sushi, 2100 Standiford Ave. , Modesto. (209) 604-5902.
"Turn the Pages with Authors of the Mother Lode," featuring a panel of authors, refreshments. 2 p.m. Church of the 49ers, 11155 Jackson St., Columbia. $10. (209) 532-2441 or (209) 532-6604.
TUOLUMNE RIVER TRUSTPADDLE
Join the Tuolumne River Trust for a canoe trip down the river. Canoes, paddles, life vests, instruction and an interpretive guide are provided as the trip passes through salmon spawning grounds and other wildlife habitats. Call for times and location. $45 members, $55 nonmembers, $35 children 12-17. 1-888-994-3344. www. tuolumne.org/content/article.php/fallcanoe
THIRD LIGHT SABER SHOW
Family friendly "Star Wars" event featuring crafts, film and fun. 4 p.m. Modesto Library, 1500 I St., Modesto. Free. (209) 558-7814.
TEXAS HOLD 'EM TOURNAMENT
Dinner included, no-host bar. Presented by the Turlock Pentecost Association. Turlock Ballroom, 528 Golden State Blvd. $100 per person. (209) 669-0219.
WHIST CARD PARTY
Silent auction and raffle and refreshments. Turlock Ballroom, 528 Golden State Blvd. $5 at the door. (209) 669-0219.
KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOWS
Golden Valley Kennel Club annual dog show. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Stanislaus County Fairgrounds, 900 N. Broadway, Turlock. (209) 484-1610.
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.-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
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
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.
TURLOCK STEPPIN PARDS Ongoing 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 Ongoing 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.
VILLAGE DANCERS Oct. 26, Halloween Party, costumes optional; Nov. 9, Swedish Fiddler Leif Alpsjo, 7 p.m. Carnegie Arts Center, 250 N. Broadway, Turlock. (209) 480-0387.