GALLO CENTERFOR THE ARTS
Heart-pounding show based on the hit movie. 7 p.m.
DANCING WITHOUT PERMISSION BENEFIT GALA
Benefit gala as part of National Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Ticket includes hors d'oeuvres, wine reception and silent auction.6:30 p.m., reception; 8 p.m., performance. $75.
The story of an up-and-coming 1960s girl singing group, and the triumphs and tribulations that come with fame and fortune. 2 p.m., Jan. 12, 13; 7 p.m., Jan. 13; 8 p.m., Jan. 11, 12.
"MISS NELSONIS MISSING"
Musical comedy back by popular demand. The kind and clever Miss Nelson masquerades as the infamous Viola Swamp, a nasty substitute, in order to teach her unruly class just what a good and fair teacher she is. For grades K5. 2 and 4 p.m.
The original Highwaymen, formed in 1985 and consisted of Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash. The Highwaymen: A Musical Tribute is a recreation of that band. 7 p.m.
RAIN: TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES
Performs the full range of The Beatles' discography. 7:30 p.m.
Eth-Noh-Tec produces and performs contemporary presentations of traditional folktales from the many countries and cultures of Asia including China, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Tibet, and India through storytelling, theater, dance and music. 7 p.m.
AN EVENING WITH KRIS KRISTOFFERSON
Singer-songwriter performs. 8 p.m.
ROCK YOUR STYLEDANCE SHOW
The 5678 Dance Company will perform award-winning dance pieces from the 2012-13 dance season. Dancers ages range from 7-25 and styles include Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Contemporary, Broadway, lyrical and Bollywood. 6 p.m.
THE NEW YORK TENORS
The New York Tenors combine the artistry of three men who showcase of some of the world's greatest vocals and repertoire. 8 p.m.
BAD BOYS OF DANCE
Rasta Thomas' Bad Boys of Dance exhibits versatility and bravura with masterful choreography fusing today's most popular dance styles such as contemporary, jazz, musical theater, ballet and more. 7:30 p.m.
Country singer performs. 8 p.m.
Comedian and author became an overnight Internet sensation when a YouTube video of her singing everything a mother says to her children in a single day to the tune of "The William Tell Overture" in just two minutes and 55 seconds was viewed by millions. 7 p.m.
"NUNSET BOULEVARD" STARRING CINDY WILLIAMS
The Little Sisters of Hoboken have been invited to sing at the Hollywood Bowl. They are thrilled at the prospect until they arrive and realize that they are booked into the Hollywood Bowl-A-Rama. 8 p.m.
MODESTO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AWARDS GALA
Celebrating the winners of the Members Choice Awards and 30 years of Leadership Modesto.
THE PIANO LESSON
Jan. 31-Feb. 3
The haunting play by August Wilson won the Pultizer Prize. 7 p.m., Thursday; 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m., Sunday
A time of excess and defying traditional cultural expectations makes San Francisco in the 1980s, in the midst of the AIDS epidemic, the setting for Verdi's famously melodic opera. Presented by Townsend Opera. 7:30 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. Sunday.
"THE VELVETEEN RABBIT"
Production combines theater with an original musical score, life-sized puppets, masks and magic in a charming tale of love and devotion. Geared to ages 4 to 10. 7 p.m.
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.
PAUL AND MARGIE OF GOLDEN BOUGH
Duo from the Celtic music group will play and discuss Irish and American folk music. 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m. Turlock Library , 550 Minaret Ave. (209) 664-8100.
Contestant on "The Voice" performing blues, rock and country. 8 p.m. West Side Theatre, 1331 Main St., Newman. $20-23. (209) 862-4490. www.westsidetheatre.org
TOM RIGNEY AND FLAMBEAU
Blues and roots violinist. 8 p.m. West Side Theatre, 1331 Main St., Newman. $19-22. Children and students pay half price. (209) 862-4490. www.westsidetheatre.org
FOG VALLEY DRIFTERS
Local bluegrass and roots group. Attendees are invited to play in a jam session following the performance. 3 p.m. Congregation Beth Shalom, 1705 Sherwood Ave., Modesto. (209) 571-6060. www.cbsmodesto.org/concerts
CLAUDIA RUSSELL AND BRUCE KAPLAN
Award-winning duo playing folk, blues and country. 8 p.m. Central Grace Community Church, 918 Sierra Drive, Modesto.
BOYS OF SUMMER: "AN EAGLES TRIBUTE"
8 p.m. West Side Theatre, 1331 Main St., Newman. $19-22. Children and students pay half price. (209) 862-4490. www.westsidetheatre.org
Six-time Grammy nominated folk musician. Benefit for the Modesto Peace/Life Center. 7 p.m. Modesto Church of the Brethren, 2301 Woodland Ave., Modesto. $5-23.. (209) 523-1438. www.stanislausconnections.org
6:30 p.m. Merced Theatre, 301 W. Main St. $25. (209) 381-0500. www.fishbone.net
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: "SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN"
Through Jan. 4
A film about hope, inspiration and the resonating power of music. Call for times.
FILM: "THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO"
Through Jan. 7
The original Swedish cult classic starring Noomi Rapace. Call for times.
FILM: "A LATE QUARTET"
The four members of a world- renowned string quartet struggle to stay together in the face of death, competing egos and lust. Call for times
Hit film adapted from the Broadway musical starring Jennifer Hudson in her Academy Award-winning performance. Call for times.
MARK HUMMEL'S BLUES HARMONICA BLOWOUT: A TRIBUTE TO JIMMY REED
Mark Hummel presents his West Coast Blues inspired by the Chicago school with elements of jump blues and rock 'n' roll. 7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show. $28-$45.
Modesto Film Society Cinema Club presentation. Discussion will follow film. 7 p.m.
TOWER OF POWER
7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show. $40-50.
FILM: "GONE WITH THE WIND"
Presented by the Modesto Film Society. 2 p.m.
FILM: "MARY POPPINS"
Classic film starring Julie Andrews. Presented by the Modesto Film Society. 3 p.m.
HEARTBREAKER: THE LED ZEPPELIN EXPERIENCE
Reserved Seating Only. 7:30 p.m. $20-38.
The State Theatre is at 1307 J St., Modesto. Call (209) 527-4697. www.thestate.org
DELICATO VINEYARDS FINE ART SHOW SUBMISSIONS
Through Jan. 4.
Enter an original artwork to be shown in the Delicato Vineyards 25th Annual Fine Art Show. Up to five pieces per artist may be submitted with an application. Categories are landscape, wine/grapes, portrait, animals, whimsical and other. No photographs accepted. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Delicato Vineyards, 12001 S. Highway 99, Manteca. $8 per entry. (209) 824-3401.
"RABBIT HOLE" AUDITIONS
Noon-2 p.m. Center Stage Conservatory, 948 11 St., Modesto. (209) 846-0179.
YOUNG MASTERS ART SHOW
Young artists preschool through high school are invited to enter the 38th annual event. Categories include: painting, drawing, photography and sculpture. Mistlin Art Gallery, 1015 J St., Modesto. $2 Entry fee, limit two submissions.. (209) 529-3369.
AUDITIONS FOR SINGING GROUP
Women's a capella singing group Sweet Harmony is accepting new singers. 7 p.m. Ripon Library, 333 W. Main St. (209) 838-1690.
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 Feb. 3, "Lines and Colors: Celebrating Degas" a juried exhibition; 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
Jan. 15- Feb. 9, Young Masters Art Show. Gallery hours: 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Friday; noon-4 p.m. Saturday. 1015 J St., Modesto. Free. www.ccartassn.org
Jan. 13-Feb. 2, 25th Annual Fine Art Show. All art will be available for purchase. 12001 S. Highway 99, Manteca. Free.
Jan. 19, Art Hop. Merced.
Jan. 17, 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.
Ongoing, art by California State University, Stanislaus, students.909 Tenth St., Modesto.
Through Jan. 5, "Affordable Gifts of Art". Gallery Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. 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.
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.
MERCED MULTICULTURAL ARTS CENTER
Through Feb. 1, "California Fibers." Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Tuesday-Friday; 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday. 645 West Main St. Free. www.artsofmerced.org
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.
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.
MODESTO CENTRE PLAZA
Jan. 5, Night of Praise and Comedy show. 6:30 p.m. Modesto Centre Plaza, 1000 L St.
ARGENTINE TANGO LESSON AND PERFORMANCE
Featuring Argentine Tango Masters Caroline Peattie and Christopher Nassopoulos. Saturday, 1-4 p.m., workshops; 7:30 p.m., introductory lesson; 10:30 p.m., performance. Sunday, private lessons. Jacob's Fine Dining , 2501 McHenry Ave., Modesto. $10-40, group or private lessons.. (209) 522-1571.
BALLET FOLKLORICO XOCHIPILLI Y LOS FALCONES
Traditional dances and music from Mexico. 12:30 p.m. Modesto Library, 1500 I St., Modesto. (209) 558-7814.
FESTIVALS & FAIRS
6TH ANNUAL WINTER BIRD FESTIVAL
All day event featuring exhibits, food, shows and speakers. Photo and bird wildlife tours will also be available for an additional cost. For full schedule and information please call or visit website. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. McCaffrey Middle School, 997 Park Terrace Drive, Galt. (209) 366-7115. www.ci.galt.ca.us
FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT: "FACING THE GIANTS"
Inspirational drama about faith and football. Free popcorn lemonade and coffee. 7 p.m. St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Father O'Hare Hall, 1813 Oakdale Road, Modesto. Free. (209) 551-4973.
Showing of the popular Disney animated film. 2 p.m. Oakdale Library, 151 S. First Ave. Free.
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, 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, 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.
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.
6TH ANNUAL SHRIMP AND CRAB FEED
All you can eat event, silent auction and raffle. Fundraiser for the Turlock Rural Fire District and local youth service projects. 6 p.m. Stanislaus County Fairgrounds, Building E-2 $45. (209) 986-0833.
Social event for singles over 50. Presented by the Valley Super Singles. 9 a.m. Perko's Restaurant, 3500 Oakdale Road, Modesto. (209) 614-4404.
MODESTO REPUBLICAN WOMEN LUNCHEON
Guest speaker will be Superior Court Judge Shawn Bessey. Event is open to the public. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Seasons, 945 McHenry Avenue, Modesto. $15; must reserve in advance. . (209) 567-3399.
MPPA MARINATED CRAB FEED AND DANCE
Dinner with dance following. 6 p.m. California Ballroom, 432 Sixth St., Modesto. $40. (209) 505-3624.
SOS CLUB CRAB FEED
6-9 p.m. SOS Club, 819 Sunset Ave., Modesto. $35. (209) 578-5801.
BHS CRAB FEST
Benefits Renaissance program. 5 p.m. St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Father O'Hare Hall, 1813 Oakdale Road, Modesto. $40, $300 table for eight. (209) 576-4309.
SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL CRAB FEED
Benefit for local charities. 5:30-7 p.m. Tuolumne Veteran's Memorial Hall, 18375 Fir Ave., Tuolumne. $35. (209) 928-1616.
24TH ANNUAL SPAGHETTI DINNER
All-you-can-eat dinner. Take out available. 4:30-7 p.m. Escalon United Methodist Church, Highway 120 at Brayton Ave., Escalon. $3.50 children, $7.50 adults. (209) 838-2020.
Fund-raiser hosted by the Guild of the McHenry Museum and Historical Society. Hosted cocktail hour and hors d'oeuvres, silent auction, dinner and entertainment by classical guitarist Darin Morris. 5:30 p.m. McHenry Museum, 1402 I St., Modesto. $80. (209) 529-9169 or (209) 575-1359.
MPPA CRAB CIOPPINO DINNER AND DANCE
Crab cioppino with dance following. 4 p.m. California Ballroom, 432 Sixth St., Modesto. $45. (209) 505-3624.
SALIDA ROTARY CRAB AND RIGATONI DINNER
Menu includes clam chowder, salad, bread, cake and coffee. Includes silent auction and raffle. 5:30 p.m. Ripon Community Center, 334 W. Fourth St. $40. (209) 543-0483.
COMMEMORATIVE AIR FORCE CRAB FEED
Menu includes salad, bread, crab, pasta, dessert and coffee. Event also includes a silent auction and raffle. 6:30 p.m. Hangar 1S, 700 Tioga Dr. , Modesto. $35; must reserve in advance.. (209) 605-4313.
19th annual CrabFest fund-raiser. All-you-can-eat crab with potato salad and bread. Cookies. Raffle prizes and silent auction. Dancing to SilverMoon Band. To go orders available, $30. 5:30 p.m.-midnight. Howard Training Center, 1424 Stonum Road, Modesto. $45. (209) 593-5618.
HTC CRAB FEED
All-you-can-eat crab, potato, salad, bread and desserts. Dance, raffle and silent auction to follow. 5:30 p.m. Howard Training Center, 1424 Stonum Road, Modesto. $45. (209) 593-5618. www.howardtrainingcenter.com
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Jan. 20, The Whispers; Jan. 6, Get All Shook Up with Las Vegas performer Johnny Fortuno as Elvis. 12222 New York Ranch Road, Jackson. www.jacksonrancheria.com
Jan. 4-5, Apple Z, Audioboxx; Jan. 6, Jason Buell; Jan. 7-10, Chris Gardner; Jan. 11, 12, Ice House Blues and Cover Me Badd; Jan. 13, Northern Heat; Jan. 14-17, Summer of Love; Jan. 18,19, Live by the Groove; Jan. 18, Spazmatics; Jan. 19, Top Secret; Jan. 20, Aces Up; Jan. 21-24, Chili Sauce; Jan. 25, 26, Maxx Cabello Jr and Brodie Stewart; Jan. 27, Michael Black; Jan. 28-31, Fresh. 1 Red Hawk Parkway, Placerville. www.redhawkcasino.com
Jan. 4,5, Left of Centre; Jan. 10, Comedy Showcase; Jan. 11, The Highwaymen; Jan. 12, Steel Breeze; Jan. 17, World Championship Karaoke; Jan. 18, Clean Slate; Jan. 24, Michael Winslow; Jan. 25, Top West Coast DJs; Jan. 26, Fast Times 80's Party. 19400 Tuolumne Road North, Tuolumne . www.blackoakcasino.com.
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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.
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.
STANISLAUS CIVIL WAR ASSOCIATION MEETING
Program by Jeff Wells and Millie Starr about the early conflict in America. 7 p.m. Coach's Corner, 950 Oakdale Rd. .
MOTHER LODE WEAVERS AND SPINNERS GUILD MEETING
Monthly meeting featuring Peggy Morris discussing basketry. Visitors are welcome. 10 a.m. Church of the 49ers, 11155 Jackson St., Columbia. (209) 588-1514. www.mlwsguild.org
LA DEPRESSION, CAUSAS Y RECURSOS
Ruben Sanchez, Clinician M.S., will discuss depression and services offered by El Concilio for this condition. Presented in Spanish. 6 p.m. Modesto Library, 1500 I St., Modesto. Free. (209) 558-7814.
NEWCOMERS AND FRIENDS CLUB
Make new friends and share similar interests as a part of this ladies social club. 10 a.m. Marie Callendar's Restaurant, 3500 Coffee Road, Modesto . (209) 551-2968. www.modestonewcomers.com
BOOK SIGNING AND LECTURE
Discussion with author, Ruben J. Guzman on living a "wholistic" life. Live music and appetizers. 4 p.m. Peer Recovery Arts Project, 1222 J St., Modesto. Free. (209) 529-5360.
SCRAPBOOKING WITH ANNA SOTO
Some materials provided, participants encouraged to bring their own. 12:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. Modesto Library, 1500 I St., Modesto. Free. (209) 558-7814.
MODESTO LIBRARY BOOK CLUB
Book lovers meet to discuss "I Capture the Castle" by Dodie Smith. 7 p.m. Modesto Library, 1500 I St., Modesto. (209) 572-3420.
CERES GARDEN CLUB MEETING
Guest Speaker will be Rosy McKenney. Open to the public. 11:30 a.m. Ceres Community Center, 2701 Fourth St.
VALLEY FUTURES FORUM: AMANDA EAKEN
Presentation and discussion about sustainable community strategies in the San Joaquin Valley. Amanda Eaken is the Deputy Director of the Natural Resources Defense Council. 5-6:30 p.m. Modesto Junior College, Forum Building 102 $10.
HEART OF THE VALLEY QUILT AND TEXTILE ARTS SHOW
Quilts, art quilts, wearables, exhibits, demonstrations, door prizes, raffle quilt, raffle baskets, refreshments and vendors. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Modesto Centre Plaza, 1000 L St. $7, children under 12 free. (209) 883-1912 or (209) 577-2001.
SIERRA CLUB WINTER HIKE
Easy 4-mile hike along the Tuolumne River. Meet in the parking lot; children and dogs welcome. 9:30 a.m. American Legion Hall, 1001 S. Santa Cruz Ave. . Free. (209) 549-9155.
TURLOCK SWAP MEET
4th annual Modesto Area A's Model A Ford Club of America swap meet. 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Stanislaus County Fairgrounds, 900 N. Broadway, Turlock. $10 Saturday, $5 Sunday, children under 12 free. (209) 571-1232.
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
7:30-10 p.m., Wednesdays. 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 DANCEBALLROOM DANCING
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, Merced. $5. (209) 723-0839.
MODESTO BALLROOM DANCE CLUB
First Friday, swing, club, country, line and Latin dances. Third Fridays, ballroom dances. 7-8 p.m. lessons; 8-11 p.m. first and third Fridays. Seasons, 945 McHenry Avenue, Modesto. First Fridays, $7; Third Fridays, $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 DANCINGFOR SENIORS
10:15-11 a.m. Wednesdays. Ceres Community Center, 2701 Fourth St. Free. (209) 538-5628.
ESCALON SENIOR DANCE
Featuring Rock 'n Country Band. 1-4 p.m. Escalon Community Center, 1055 Escalon Bellota Road. $4. (209) 534-7663.
TURLOCK STEPPIN PARDS
Square dance club workshop nights. 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays. American Legion Hall - Turlock, 75 Bothun Road. (209) 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.
WEST COAST SWING SOCIAL DANCE
Through Jan. 29.
Learn to dance this popular and exciting style. 7-8 p.m., lessons; 8-8:30 p.m., practice, Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29. Merced Senior Community Center, 15th and O streets, Merced. $10 for all classes, $5 per class. (209) 385- 6298.
BOLERO WITH SHARON GREENHAGEN AND BILL RILEY
An evening of ballroom lesson and social dancing. Sponsored by USA Dance. 7-8 p.m., Lesson; 8 - 10 p.m., Social Dancing. IOOF Lodge, 6941 Hughson Ave, Hughson. $3.50-$7 for nonmembers. (209) 614-8048.
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.
Listen to the picture book nominees for the California Young Reader Medal. All ages welcome. 3:30 p.m. Modesto Library, 1500 I St., Modesto. Free. (209) 558-7810.