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"2016: OBAMA'S AMERICA"
Movie screening presented by The Modesto Junior College Student Republican Club. 6:30 p.m. doors; 7 p.m. show. Modesto Junior College, East Campus, Forum 110, 435 College Ave. Free. (209) 247-7037.
WILD & SCENICFILM FESTIVAL
Short films range in topic from nuclear power to outdoor adventures. Raffle and closing discussion. 4:30 doors open. Columbia College Dogwood Theatre, 1160 Columbia College Drive, Sonora. 415- 516-4972.
MOVIE AFTERNOON AT THE LIBRARY
Animated feature film presentation for all ages. Noon. Modesto Library, 1500 I St., Modesto. Free. (209) 558-7810.
GALLO CENTER FOR THE ARTS
BEETHOVEN SYMPHONY NO. 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.
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.
FALL CHORAL CONCERT
Concert Choir, Chamber Choir and Opus Handbell Ensemble will join for this celebration of music. 7:30 p.m. Modesto Junior College, Performing Arts Auditorium, 435 College Ave. $5 general; $4 students and seniors.
BARBARA MORRISON JAZZ CONCERT
7 p.m. Columbia College Dogwood Theatre, 1160 Columbia College Drive, Sonora. $15.
CASH TRIBUTE FEATURING JAMES GARNER
Tribute show honoring the life and music of the legendary "Man in Black, Johnny Cash." 7 p.m. doors; 8 p.m. show. West Side Theatre, 1331 Main St., Newman. $19 general; $22 reserved. (209) 862-4490.
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.
CSU Stanislaus musicians and vocalists perform a concert celebration honoring Veterans. 2 p.m. Gallo Center for the Arts, 1000 I St., Modesto. Free, limit 2 tickets per person.
GUITAR FALL CONCERT
The MJC Guitar Department will host the campuses of CSUs Sacramento and Stanislaus as well as the UOP and San Joaquin Delta guitar program in a shared concert. 7:30 p.m. Modesto Junior College, Performing Arts Auditorium, 435 College Ave.
MJC HIGH SCHOOL ORCHESTRA DAY
Seven high school orchestras will perform for each other and participate in a clinic with string Professor Anne Martin. 9:30 a.m. Modesto Junior College, Performing Arts Auditorium, 435 College Ave.
ELEMENTARY & PIANO ENRICHMENT CLASSRECITAL
Featuring students from Dr. Chan's Elementary and Piano Enrichment classes. 7:30 p.m. Modesto Junior College, Recital Hall, 435 College Ave. Free.
RED DOG ASH
Award-winning bluegrass band from Central Valley. 7 p.m. doors; 8 p.m. show. West Side Theatre, 1331 Main St., Newman. $10 general; $13 reserved. (209) 862-4490.
FALL ROCK CONCERT
Valley Music Institute presents VMIRocks Fall Tour featuring 17 bands. 1-6:30 p.m. Seasons, 945 McHenry Avenue, Modesto.
Community sing-along of Handel's Messiah. 4 p.m. Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1600 Carver Road, Modesto. (209) 529-3228.
LOS ORIGINALES PASTELES VERDES
With Hugho Castellon and Su Band Jalisquena. 7 p.m.-1 a.m. Modesto Banquet Hall, 810 N. 9th St., Modesto. $15 advance; $20 door. (209) 222-8802.
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: "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.
FILM: "THE FIGHT FOR WATER"
Film highlights the human impact an environmental decision had on a farming community when their water supply was shut off. 7 p.m.
FILM: "FLOW STATE"
Warren Miller's film takes you on a tour of the world's most striking mountains, including peaks in Japan, Switzerland, Norway and beyond. Call for times. $20 .
VERY MERRY HOLIDAY HAPPENING
Visit with Jolly Old St. Nick, complimentary candy cane and holiday-themed cookie, organ concert, storytelling from the stage, and presentation of 1994 comedy "The Santa Clause," starring Tim Allen. 9:30 a.m. doors.
FILM: "THE BIG LEBOWSKI"
Comedy-thriller starring Jeff Bridges as Jeffrey Lebowski, an unemployed L.A. slacker and avid bowler who refers to himself as "The Dude." Third film in The State's Cult Classic Series. Call for times.
TOMMY CASTRO AND THE PAINKILLERS
8 p.m. $30.
THE ILL LIST 9: A POETRY SLAM INVITATIONAL
Eight nationally renowned spoken word artists will battle through three rounds of original poetry, poets will match metaphors and battle rhyme for rhyme on their quest for $1,500 in cash prizes. Presented by Fidelis Construction. 8 p.m. $15-$30.
Original production presented by Strut Performing Arts. Call for times. $17.
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.
William Shakespeare's bloody tale of greed and power. Directed by Joshua Morriston. 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sunday. Patterson Repertory Theatre, 200 N. 7th St., Patterson. $10 general, $8 students and seniors. 499-9363.
Through Dec. 22
Family holiday celebration features the timeless Rodgers and Hammerstein fairy tale. Presented by Sierra Repertory Theatre. 7 p.m. Thursday-Friday; 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Wednesday, Saturday-Sunday. Fallon House, Columbia. $26-$32. (209) 532-3120.
"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.
Nov. 10, Petty Theft, 8 p.m. 21 plus concert event. 16929 Chicken Ranch Road, Jamestown. www.chickenranchbingo.com
Nov. 16, Kenny Wayne Shepherd & Robert Cray. 681 South Tule Road, Porterville. www.eaglemtncasino.com
Nov. 3, The Chris Gardner Band and Road 88; Nov. 25, The Legend of Blues Bobby Blue Bland. 1200 Athens Ave., Lincoln. www.thundervalleycasino.com
711 Lucky Lane, Coarsegold. www.chukchansigold.com
Nov. 2, Grand Opening Celebration with decorations and live entertainment; 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
1 Red Hawk Parkway, Placerville. www.redhawkcasino.com
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; Nov. 17, Shane Dwight; Nov. 23, Cole Fonseca; Nov. 30, Chains Required. 19400 Tuolumne Road North, Tuolumne . www.blackoakcasino.com.
Nov. 3, Anjelah Johnson; Nov. 10, Hye Eun Yee, Fall Korean Concert; Nov. 17-18, Richard Gomez, Rico Puno & Patricia Javier; Nov. 23, Elvin Bishop; Nov. 24, Sinbad. 14455 Highway 16, Brooks. www.cachecreek.com
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.
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, STANISLAUS, GALLERY
Donated art objects. The collection ranges from sculptural objects, prints and California paintings. Included is large group of prints from the Tamarind workshops. Gallery hours: Noon-4 p.m. Monday-Friday; 6-9 p.m. Thursdays. 1 University Center, Turlock. Free. www.csustan.edu
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. $10 general; $9 seniors.
CENTRAL CALIFORNIA ART ASSOCIATION AND MISTLIN GALLERY
Through Nov. 8, "The Edges of Photography"; Nov. 15, Third Thursday Art Walk includes Holiday Gift Sale. Dec.1 and Dec. 20, Holiday Gift Sale featuring fine art, photography, fiber art, jewelry and ceramics by local artists. Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 20, 5-9 p.m. 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 STREET FRAME 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.
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., Modesto. $1 admission.
Nov. 10, Author's reception and book signing, honoring local authors. Guest author Barrett Thomas Beard. Music and refreshments. 1-4 p.m. Exhibit hours: Tuesday-Sunday noon-4 p.m. 1402 I St., Modesto. Free.
MERCED COUNTY COURTHOUSE MUSEUM
Through Jan. 27, "Merced College: 50 years of Educational Excellence." Exhibit Hours: 1-4 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. 21st and N streets, 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. 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 VFWWEDNESDAY 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.
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.
MODESTO CERTIFIED FARMERS MARKET
Through Dec. 15
7 a.m-1 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays 16th Street, between H and I Streets, Modesto.
MERCED CERTIFIED FARMERS' MARKET
8 a.m.-noon. Wednesday. Promenade Shopping Center, Yosemite and Paulson, Merced. (209) 667-2916.
LUTEFISK & MEATBALL DINNER
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.
Hosted by the Manteca Police Canine Association. No-host bar, dinner, comedian show, dancing. 6 p.m.-midnight. Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane. $40. (209) 456-8205 or (209) 456-8190.
YOUTH FOR CHRIST ANNUAL AUCTION AND DINNER
5-9 p.m. Central Valley High School, 4033 Central Ave, Ceres. (209) 522-9568.
DENAIR LIONS CLUB COMMUNITY BREAKFAST
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.
Modesto Pregnancy Center annual fund-raiser. Featured speaker, Pam Tebow, mother of football star Tim Tebow. Catering by The Barnwood Restaurant. Reserved seats only. 6:30 p.m. CrossPoint Community Church, 1325 12th St., Modesto. $35. (209) 526-1734.
Louisiana-style fish fry. Will deliver orders of 8 or more. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Christ Unity Baptist Church, 1320 L St., Modesto. (209) 604-7846.
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
MERCED MULTICULTURAL ARTS CENTER
Through Nov. 16, "The Pond and Other Nature Works" an exhibit by Karen Lecocq and "Changes," by C.H.A.A. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday; 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Merced Multicultural Arts Center, 645 West Main St. Free. (209) 388-1090. www.artsmerced.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.
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.
Through Dec. 8
Nature story hour and crafts for ages 4-6. 10-11 a.m. Nov. 10, 24 and Dec. 8. Great Valley Museum, 1100 Stoddard Ave., Modesto. $5 per child. (209) 575-6196.
RAILTOWN 1897 STATE HISTORIC PARK
Through Dec. 16
Steam-powered excursion train rides on weekends. Nov. 23-25 and Dec. 15-16, Santa By Daylight and Santa's Starlight Express Trains,. $6-$24. 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.
Dancing, dining and socializing. 7:30-11:30 p.m. Jacob's Fine Dining , 2501 McHenry Ave., Modesto. $5.
"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
AUTUMN FESTIVAL AND PSYCHIC FAIRE
Intuitive readings, crystal ball, tarot and gypsy cards, psychic counseling. Free treats. 12:30-4 p.m. Creative Life Center, 145 Woodrow, A2, Modesto. Free. (209) 526-7137.
DENAIR HIGH SCHOOL STUFF THE BUS EVENT
Donate classroom supplies, art supplies, copy paper, etc. 7 a.m.-noon. Denair Community Center, Main and Gratton streets. (209) 632-9911.
Meet and listen to Belo's incredible story of how he triumphed over adversity, and his new life with his guide-dog companion. Sponsored by Stanislaus PAWS, VOICES of Stanislaus County, Stanislaus Family Justice Center, Guide Dogs for the Blind and V.I.P.S. of Modesto. 7:30 p.m. Peterson Event Center, 720 12th St., Modesto.
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
Dinner included, no-host bar. Presented by the Turlock Pentecost Association. Turlock Ballroom, 528 Golden State Blvd. $100 per person. (209) 669-0219.
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.
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
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.
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) 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.
Nov. 9, Swedish Fiddler Leif Alpsjo, 7 p.m. Carnegie Arts Center, 250 N. Broadway, Turlock. (209) 480-0387.
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
Sundays, open mic. 1126 14th St., Modesto.
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.
Holiday boutique with baked goods, handcrafts and holiday items. Lunch available from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Riverbank United Methodist Church, Atchison and Third Streets, Riverbank.
CHRISTMAS IN THE COUNTRY
Annual Christmas craft boutique featuring local artisans. Noon-7 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Ferrero Family Barn, 668 N. Blossom Road, Waterford. (209) 974-1463.
Handmade items for purchase. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Ralston Tower, 900 17th St., Modesto. (209) 527-8964.
BAZAAR AND CRAFT FAIR
Homemade bakery items, Christmas cards, wreaths, doll clothes. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Fellowship Bible Chapel, 501 E. Canal Drive, Turlock. (209) 581-7145.
"Second Chance Boutique Sale" benefits youth activities. Christmas gifts, sale items. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Geneva Presbyterian Church, 1229 E. Fairmont Ave., Modesto. (209) 524-6841.
Over 30 specialty vendors with fashion, decor, gifts and more. Kids craft corner. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Trinity United Presbyterian Church , 1600 Carver Road , Modesto. (209) 529-3228.
BYXAMPLE CRAFT FAIRE
Over 20 crafters and vendors offering holiday items. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. North Modesto Church of God, 1918 Sherwood Ave., Modesto. (209) 521-9148 x6.
Art from renewed wine barrels. Christmas decorations, home decor, local landscape photography. Free wine tasting from Frog Bottom Vineyards. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 4106 Cecilia Court, Denair. (209) 250-0368.
HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIRE
Presented by Calaveras County Garden Club. Ornament wreaths, decorated artificial trees, village houses, pumpkin centerpieces and more. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Camps Restaurant, Greenhorn Creek, Angels Camp.
HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIRE
Handmade wares from local crafters, raffle every hour, food and snacks available for purchase. 5-8 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane. (209) 456-8650.
Women's Ministries Holiday Marketplace featuring variety of vendors, raffle drawings, handcrafted items, product giveaways and cafe. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Modesto Christian High School - Gymnasium, 5901 Sisk Road, Modesto. (209) 527-7377.
NUTCRACKER TEA PARTY
Performances by Peggy Reza & the Blue Shoes Ukulele Orchestra, storyteller and visit from Santa. Hosted by Soroptimist International of Sonora. 2-4 p.m. Sonora Senior Center, 540 Greenly Road. $15 per person; $80 for 6. (209) 532-6218.
PUMPKIN ROLL AND HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIRE
Knights Ferry 49th annual pumpkin roll for all ages. The event includes a holiday craft faire in the Club House. 11 a.m. signups; noon roll begins. Knights Ferry Community Club, Main Street. (209) 881-3314.
46th annual holiday luncheon and craft faire. Local crafters, raffle prizes. 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. St. Anthony's School, 323 N. Fremont St., Manteca. $15 adults and children; $10 seniors. (209) 823-4513.
HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE AND BAKE SALE
Hosted by the C.F. Brown PTA. 4:30-8 p.m. Coleman F. Brown Elementary School, 2024 Vera Cruz Drive, Modesto. (209) 522-1238.
A DIFFERENT KIND OF CHRISTMAS
Nov. 7-Dec. 12
A video-based study that focuses on overcoming the hype and hassle of the holiday season. Companion children's study and nursery also provided. Wednesdays 6:30 p.m- 7:30 p.m. Centenary United Methodist Church, McHenry Avenue at Norwegian Avenues, Modesto. Free. 527-5441.
COMMUNITY OUTREACH HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIRE
Complimentary coffee/tea, lunch available to purchase. Hand-crafted items. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Friday; 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 640 Minaret Ave., Turlock. Free. (209) 667-7712.
HOLIDAYAND GIFT BOUTIQUE
Shop a wide variety of holiday decor and delicious confections presented by Holy Family Parish, Ladies and Friends of the Knights of Columbus. Preview Nov. 8, 6-9 p.m.; Nov. 9, 9 a.m.- 7 p.m.; Nov. 10, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Nazareth Hall, 4212 Dale Road, Modesto. (209) 523-9403.
Baked goods, candy, crafts, jewelry, Avon, Tupperware and food available for purchase. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Central General Baptist Church, 944 N. Central Ave., Ceres. (209) 538-7545.
Homemade and new Christmas items, gospel music. Refreshments served. 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday; 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday; 1-6 p.m. Sunday. 2721 Raintree Place, Modesto. (209) 988-9972.
CRAFT FAIR SALE
Handmade crafts, holiday and gift items, baked goods. Sale benefits women's ministry projects. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Valley Bible Fellowship, 1483 Mable Ave., Modesto. (209) 549-2908.
Benefits Knights of Columbus adopt-a-family fund. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. St. Patrick's Catholic Church-Ripon, 19399 E. Highway 120. (209) 838-2133.
Presented by Women's Ministry. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Modesto Free Will Baptist Church, 225 E. Orangeburg Ave., Modesto. (209) 577-5035.
HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR AND BOUTIQUE
9:30 a.m. The Well Community Church, 2500 Claus Road, Modesto. (209) 883-9535.
HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
Wine tasting, bite-sized nibbles and custom wine gift baskets, holiday serving pieces. 1-4 p.m. Delicato Vineyards, 12001 S. Highway 99, Manteca. (209) 824-3500.
TASTE OF THE HOLIDAYS
Wine and holiday extravaganza. Local wineries, holiday dishes and desserts. Live music, secret auction and door prizes. 1-4 p.m. Copperopolis Town Square, Highway 4 and Little John Road, Copperopolis. $15 advance; $20 door. 866- 276-4235.
HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR
Handcrafted items, commercial vendors, baked goods and food booths. Sponsored by the Young Ladies Institute Mater Christi #140. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; 8:30 a.m.-noon Sunday. St. Mary's Church Parish Center, Oak and Olive streets, Oakdale. (209) 985-1486.
Presented by Country Folk Art Shows. Handcrafted items, jewelry , wearable art and gourmet delights. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Stanislaus County Fairgrounds, 900 N. Broadway, Turlock. $5. 248- 634-4151.
Holiday boutique. Lunch available from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Trinity Church, 1900 California St., Escalon.
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS BOUTIQUE
Also serving Apple Orchard Brunch from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. for $10-$15. 8: 30 a.m.-3 p.m. First United Methodist Church, 850 16th St., Modesto. (209) 522-9046.
WINTER FARM AND CONSTRUCTION TOY SHOW
Model farms on display, food available. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Gratton Elementary School gym, 4500 Gratton Road, Denair. $3 adults; $1 children, under 10 admitted free. (209) 669-6286.
Handmade items from local crafters. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday. Our Lady of Fatima, 505 W. Granger Ave., Modesto. (209) 524-7421.
20th Century Club's 41st annual event with unique hand-crafted arts and crafts, live band performances, hourly drawings, great gifts for the holidays 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Hughson High School, Whitmore Avenue and 7th Street. (209) 632-4492.
HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR
Vendors from around the valley, food and beverages for purchase and music to set the Christmas mood. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Elks Lodge-Modesto, 645 Charity Way. (209) 524-4421.
SONORA CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL 2012
39th annual holiday festival featuring 150 craft and artist booths, live entertainment on three stages, kids activities including a play area and Polar Express train, food, desserts, and seasonal drinks, street performers. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Mother Lode Fairgrounds, 220 Southgate Drive, Sonora. $7 adults; $5 seniors and students; $2 kids 6-12. (209) 533-3473.
Handmade crafts, food, jewelry and more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 3817 Ararat Ave, Modesto.
LET CHRISTMAS SHINE FESTIVAL
44th annual Christmas parade followed by the arrival of Santa at 6:30 p.m. in the plaza. 5:30 p.m. Downtown Riverbank, Riverbank. (209) 404-8992.
Nov. 30-Dec. 1
Costumed tour guides will lead participants through decorated Columbia during the walking play "The Seven Pound Christmas Nugget" as the rumor of gold quickly spreads. Refreshments follow tour. Tours leave every 15 minutes. 6:30 p.m. Nov. 30; 5:30 p.m. Dec. 1 Columbia Historic State Park, Main and State streets. $18-$22 adults; ages five and under are free.
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
Breakfast, pictures with Santa, Mrs. Claus reads a story, kids can make a holiday craft. 8 a.m. Modesto Senior Center, 211 Bodem St. (209) 577-5344.
CELEBRATION OF LIGHTS PARADE
Annual Christmas parade. This year's theme, "Holidays in Who-ville: A Tribute to Dr. Seuss." 5:30 p.m. Downtown Modesto
Costumed carolers, mansion decorated in Christmas Splendor. Hear Christmas tales, street fair with crafts and farmers market. 9 a.m. McHenry Mansion, 906 15th St., Modesto. (209) 575-7558.
Vendors offering cosmetics, jewelry, candles and purses. Raffles and gifts. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Round Table Pizza, 2401 East Orangeburg, Modesto. (209) 996-4036.
CHRISTMASAT THE HOUSE
A holiday spectacular with live dancing, comedy and the beauty of Christmas. 7 p.m. Dec. 6-7; 6 p.m. Dec. 8, 9 and 11 a.m. Dec. 9. Calvary Temple Worship Center, 1601 Coffee Road, Modesto . Free. (209) 529-7346.
CALIFORNIA CHRISTMAS PARADE
Entry forms are now available for the 34th annual Turlock Christmas parade. Entries due Nov. 7. 6:30 p.m. Downtown Turlock (209) 668-5594.
HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR
Homemade and custom items. Lunch featuring homemade Chicken Tortilla soup and Chicken Parmesan Sandwiches. Fresh baked goods. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuolumne River Lodge, 2429 River Road, Modesto. (209) 537-6651.
PARA LOS NINOS PROGRAM
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.