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RED HAWK CASINO
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Feb. 8, Desperado; Feb. 9, The Cheeseballs; Feb. 14, Valentine's Show with Josh Pfeiffer; Feb. 15, Mardi Gras Party with The Blues Box. 19400 Tuolumne Road North, Tuolumne . www.blackoakcasino.com.
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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.
NEW DANCERS FESTIVAL
Learn easy dances from around the world. Stay for performances and refreshments. 7:30 p.m. Carnegie Arts Center, 250 N. Broadway, Turlock. Free. (209) 480-0387.
FESTIVAL & FAIRS
Come celebrate the unique canned meat. Festival features a cooking competition, live music and spam carving and throwing contests. 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Isleton Joe's, 212 Second St. , Isleton. 916- 806-2498.
RIPON ALMOND BLOSSOM FESTIVAL
Annual festival featuring a parade, fun run, carnival rides and all things almond. Community Center, Ripon. (209) 599-7519. www.riponchamber.org
GALLO CENTERFOR THE ARTS
VIVALDI FOUR SEASONS
Modesto Symphony Orchestra offers one of the most frequently performed and recorded pieces in the Baroque repertoire. 8 p.m.
MSYO POPS CONCERT
Join the Modesto Symphony Youth Orchestra in the concert hall for an afternoon of pops programming. 3 p.m.
Duo teaches children through music on an animated train. 1 and 4 p.m. $10-$30.
Classic Albums Live presents The Eagle's "Hotel California." 8 p.m. $12-$45.
BALANCHINE & NEW WORKS
Evening of dance featuring work from the legacy of masterful choreographer George Balanchine and new works created by Central West Ballet choreographers, 7 p.m. $25-$35.
A TRIBUTE TO THE CARPENTERS
"Yesterday Once More" show showcasing the songs that began their life with Karen and Richard Carpenter featuring vocalists Joanna Jahn, John Trones and Jen Burleigh Bentz. 8 p.m. $15-$45.
USAF BAND OF THE GOLDEN WEST
From Travis AFB CA, the United States Air Force Band of the Golden West is a select group of professional airmen-musicians. 3 p.m. Free.
7:30 p.m. $49-$99.
BACK TO BLACK
Cocktail reception, dancing and silent auction fund-raiser. 7 p.m. $50.
Latin American string quartet ensemble from Mexico consisting of the three Bitrán brothers, violinists Saúl and Arón and cellist Alvaro, along with violist Javier Montiel. 8 p.m. $15-$35.
KATHLEEN MADIGAN: GONE MADIGAN
Female comedian. Adult-themed. 8 p.m. $20-$40.
ALL HANDS ON DECK!
All singing! All dancing! All Big Band! Based on Bob Hope's 1942 USO tour to the troops in the field. 2 p.m. $15-$45.
Cartoonist and sit-down comic gives a one-hour comic adventure inside his ridiculously twisted mind. 8 p.m. $12-$20.
BRADLEY FIELDS OUT OF THIN AIR
Virtuoso magician creates a poetic dreamscape from a bygone era. 2 p.m. $8-$25.
INTERNATIONAL STRING TRIO
Group hailing from Russia, Japan and England creates stylistic diversity from Elvis to Duke Ellington, Bach to the Beatles. A Modesto Community Concert Association presentation. 7 p.m. $15-$30.
A live music experience with a presentation of film, intimate Q&A and storytelling. 7 p.m. $10-$45.
"TRUE STORY OF 3 LITTLE PIGS!"
Musical enjoyed by ages 5 and up. 7 p.m. $12-$20.
Multimedia and live musical journey across Elvis Presley's life. 8 p.m.
TREASURED STORIES:ERIC CARLE
Featuring music, visual effects and puppetry, the triple-bill highlights three of Eric Carle's most beloved tales: "The Very Hungry Caterpillar," "Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See?" and "Papa Please Get The Moon For Me." 2 p.m.
CAMP JACK HAZARD BENEFIT: BRETT DENNEN
Playing with The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit. VIP "meet and greet" tickets with Brett are available. 7 p.m. $30-$100.
A hip-hop journey into addiction. Recommended for grades 7-12. 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. $5.
The Gallo Center for the Arts is located at 1000 I St., Modesto. Box office (209) 338-2100. www.galloarts.org.
Southern gospel soloist. 7 p.m. Richland Faith Assembly of God,1201 Richland Ave., Ceres. Free with offering. (209) 538-3838.
JAZZ VESPERS: A TRIBUTE TO DAVE BRUBECK
5 p.m. First United Methodist Church, Modesto, 1601 I St. Free.
DANIEL RODRIGUEZ AND MARLA KAVANAUGH
America's Beloved Tenor Daniel Rodriguez was the New York City police officer who helped bring the country an uplifting spirit of promise and hope with his stirring rendition of "God Bless America" after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Accompanied by piano and bass, Daniel will be joined by his talented wife, soprano Marla Kavanaugh. 7:30 p.m. Turlock Community Theatre, 1574 E. Canal Drive, Turlock. $60-$130 season; $15-$25 individual show. (209) 668-1456 or (209) 668-3627.
Playing a selection of traditional Celtic music, presented by the Ripon Arts League. 7:30 p.m. Ripon High School, multi-use building, 304 N. Acacia Ave. $30. (209) 599-3223.
JASON AND DEMARCO
7-9 p.m. Unity Church, 2467 Veneman Ave., Modesto. Free with offering. (209) 578-5433.
7:30 p.m. Turlock Community Theatre, 1574 E. Canal Drive, Turlock. $35-$49. (209) 668-1169. www.turlocktheatre.org
8 p.m. Modesto Centre Plaza, 1000 L St. $42.50 general admission. (209) 577-6444. www.ticketweb.com
FACULTY RECITAL: DAVID WELLS
Bassoon. 7:30 p.m. California State University, Bernell and Flora Snider Music Recital Hall (209) 667-3959. www.csustan.edu/SOA
A quintet of flute, oboe, violin, viola and cello. The ensemble's instrumentation and "mix-and-match" approach allow for a wide variety of repertoire comprising all traditional and contemporary styles. Part of the Manteca Kindred Arts Concert Association season. 3 p.m. St. Paul's United Methodist Church, North and Powers streets, Manteca. $5-$15. (209) 823-2570.
SLIDE GUITARIST DENNIS JOHNSON
West Side Theatre, 1331 Main St., Newman.
FILM: "KNIFE FIGHT"
Through Feb. 8
Two-time Academy Award-winning director Bill Guttentag teamed with renowned political consultant Chris Lehane to create this political story for the new century. Call for times.
FILM: "HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE"
Through Feb. 22
Documentary of the men and women who successfully reversed the tide of an epidemic, demanded the attention of a fearful nation and stopped AIDS from becoming a death sentence. Call for times.
FILM: "RUSTAND BONE"
Through Feb. 21
French film starring Marion Cotillard as a free-spirited whale trainer on the French Riviera who suffers a devastating injury. Call for times.
GOOD LUCK THRIFT STORE OUTFIT
First of three concerts in 2013 spotlighting local music, this one focusing on Americana with The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit plus The Pine Box Boys and House of Orange. 8 p.m. doors; 9 p.m. show. $12 advance; $15 door.
FILM: "LET FURY HAVE THE HOUR"
Feb. 10-March 3
Charged documentary that journeys into the heart of creative counterculture of 2012. Call for times.
The first of monthly meet-ups for adult singles looking to make friends and possibly meet that special someone. Locally made Silkwood Wines tasting, live music, drawings and a screening of the romantic comedy "Serendipity." 6 p.m., doors; 7:15 p.m., film $10, 21 and over only..
French film about Simon who lives with his older sister in a housing complex below a luxury Swiss ski resort. With his sister drifting in and out of jobs and relationships, 12-year-old Simon takes on the responsibility of providing for the two of them. Call for times.
Ambassadors of Gypsy rock. 7 p.m. doors; 8 p.m. show. $20.
SURGICAL ARTISTRY MODESTO MARATHON MOVIE & WINE NIGHT
Food, wine and presentation of award-winning film "Dear Chelsey" and keynote speaker Kevin Kline. Teens Run Modesto fund-raiser. 5 p.m. doors; 6:30 p.m. film. $20 21 and over; $10 under 21.
FILM: "MARY POPPINS"
Presented by the Modesto Film Society. 3 p.m.
FILM: "SOUND CITY"
Documentary follows musician Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters, on a mission to resurrect the rapidly vanishing human touch behind the creation of music. Call for times.
FILM: "SAVING LINCOLN"
In honor of President's Day. Story of our 16th president through the eyes of his longtime friend and law colleague, Ward Hill Lamon. Call for times.
Feb. 21-March 2
Portuguese film that follows Pilar as she spends her first years of retirement trying to straighten up the world and dealing with other people's guilt, an increasingly frustrating task these days Call for times.
FILM: "JUST 45 MINUTES FROM BROADWAY"
Feb. 22-March 3
Family secrets, sibling rivalries, theatrical hysterics and the possibility of true love as rare as a blue bullfrog all emerge as a dramatic family comes together at a ramshackle country house upstate. Call for times.
HEARTBREAKER: THE LED ZEPPELIN EXPERIENCE
Reserved Seating Only. 7:30 p.m. $20-38.
"LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET"
Celebrate the films of 2012 with fellow film lovers during this Oscar viewing party. There will be trivia contests and raffle drawings as part of this free event. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Free, $10 for dinner buffet.
West Coast Performing Arts Presenters presents tribute to Journey in this live musical performance. 8 p.m. $20 students, $36 seniors, $38 adults.
The State Theatre is at 1307 J St., Modesto. Call (209) 527-4697. www.thestate.org
CALL FOR ARTISTS
Through March 9
Presented by the Central California Art Association, the contest will award winners in various categories and a best of show prize of $500. The show will run May 4-June 14. Call or stop in for entry form. 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Friday; noon-4 p.m. Saturday. Central California Art Association and Mistlin Gallery, 1015 J St., Modesto. (209) 529-3369.
CALAVERAS BIG TREES: CALL FOR DOCENTS
March 5-April 13
Interested volunteers must attend the new docent orientation classes on March 5 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. or April 13 from 12:30 p.m.-4 p.m. RSVP 2 weeks in advance. (209) 765-7980.
"BABY WITH THE BATHWATER"
Through Feb. 10
Absurd comedy by Christopher Durang. 8 p.m., Fridays-Saturdays; 2 p.m., Sundays. Center Stage Conservatory, 948 11 St., Modesto. $5-$10. (209) 846-0179.
"INTO THE WOODS"
Through Feb. 10
Newman School drama presentation. 7 p.m. Feb. 1-2, 8-9, 2 p.m. Feb. 2, 10. West Side Theatre, 1331 Main St., Newman. (209) 549-9341.
Based on the J.R.R. Tolkien books, "The Hobbit" brings to life the famous characters who inhabit Middle Earth. Playhouse Merced, 452 W. Main St., Merced.
"GOD OF CARNAGE"
Through March 3
A playground altercation between 11-year-old boys brings together two sets of Brooklyn parents for a meeting to resolve the matter. At first, diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the meeting progresses, and the rum flows, tensions emerge and the gloves come off. Call for times. Prospect Theater Project, 520 Scenic Drive, Modesto. $20. (209) 549-9341.
Feb. 8-March 17
Powerful, poetic and Pulitzer winning, August Wilson's "Fences" is a masterpiece portrait of an African-American family hanging on to their souls and their dreams in a world that has tried to crush both. 7 p.m., Thursdays-Satudays; 2 p.m., Sundays. Stage 3 Theatre, 208 S. Green St., Sonora. $12-$22. (209) 536-1778. www.stage3.org
7 p.m. Playhouse Merced, 452 W. Main St., Merced.
Magician John Gardenier will perform close-up slight-of-hand magic using a variety of cards, coins and common household items. Part of the Winter Magic Dinner Theater series. 7 p.m. Groveland Hotel, 18767 Main St., Groveland. $10. (209) 962-4000.
"THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK"
7 p.m., Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m., Sunday. Oakdale High School,739 W. G St., Oakdale. $5.
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: Daily, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 466-B Main St., Murphys.
BARKIN' DOG GRILL
Feb. 21, Thir Thursday Art Walk. 5-9 p.m. 940 11th St., Modesto.
BUILDING IMAGINATION CENTER
Feb. 21, Third Thursday Art Walk. 1009 J St., Modesto.
Ongoing art by Brad and Nancy Hawn. Gallery hours: 1 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. 920 13th St., Modesto.
Through Feb. 28, permanent marker art. 152 N. Yosemite Blvd., Oakdale.
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, STANISLAUS, GALLERY
Through Feb. 22, sculpture by Tom Bills. Gallery hours: Noon-4 p.m. Monday-Friday; 6-9 p.m. Thursdays.One University Center, Turlock. Free. www.csustan.edu
CARNEGIE ARTS CENTER
Through April 14, John Barnett: "Then and Again." Friday nights: Ethnic Folk Dancing, 7:30 p.m. $7. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. 250 N. Broadway, Turlock. $7 general; $6 members and seniors.
CENTRAL CALIFORNIA ART ASSOCIATION AND MISTLIN GALLERY
Through Feb. 9, Young Masters Art Show; Feb. 21, 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
CHARTREUSE MUSE GALLERY AND ART SCHOOL
Through March: "The Art of Tea" Artist reception Feb. 2, 5-8 p.m.; Art Talk on February and March Third Thursday Art Walk dates. Feb. 21, Third Thursday Art Walk. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. 918 10th St., Modesto. www.thechartreusemuse.com
CROW TRADING CO.
Feb. 21, "Bodie: A Photographer's View" with images from Raymond Jabola as part of the Third Thursday Art Walk. Show: 5-9 p.m. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. 1208 J St. www.crowtrading.com
Feb. 21, Third Thursday Art Walk. 1012 15th St., Modesto.
Feb. 21, 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.
Feb. 21, Third Thursday Art Walk. Ongoing, art by California State University, Stanislaus, students. 909 Tenth St., Modesto.
Feb. 21, Scarf Gems demonstration with artist Brenda Francis as part of the Third Thursday Art Walk. 5-9 p.m. 1214 J St., Modesto.
PAPER PLANES TATTOO AND ART STUDIO
Feb. 21, Third Thursday Art Walk. 1303 J St., Modesto.
PEER RECOVERY ARTS PROJECT
Feb. 21, Third Thursday Art Walk. 1222 J St., 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.
Family film about a young boy and his paranormal adventures. 2 p.m. Oakdale Library, 151 S. First Ave. free. (209) 847-4204.
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 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.
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.
LIVINGSTON VFW SUNDAY BREAKFAST
Hosted by the Livingston/Delhi Veteran's of Foreign Wars and Ladies Auxiliary. 8 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Sundays. Livingston Veterans Memorial Hall, 1605 Seventh St. $5 children; $7 adults. . (209) 599-6815.
LIVINGSTON VFW HAMBURGER NIGHTS
VFW Auxiliary weekly hamburger nights. Hamburgers, cheeseburgers, fries. 5-8 p.m. Fridays Livingston Veterans Memorial Hall, 1605 Seventh St. $2-$6.50. (209) 394-2059. www.vfwlivingston.com
LaFayette Historical Lodge #65 hosts breakfast featuring biscuits and gravy, sausage, scrambled eggs and French toast, includes orange juice and coffee. 7-11 a.m. La Grange IOOF Hall, Yosemite Avenue at Main Street. $6. (209) 853-2508 or (209) 853-2128. ODD FELLOWS BREAKFAST
Every month on the second Sunday. 7-11 a.m. La Grange IOOF Hall, Yosemite Avenue at Main Street. $6. (209) 853-2128.
FAT TUESDAY BUNCO NIGHT
Hosted by Antoinette Institute #193. Game prizes, raffle prizes, hors d'oeuvres, wine and beer available. Call to reserve seat. 6-9 p.m. St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Hughson, 2020 Euclid Ave. $20. (209) 883-0577 or (209) 883-1712.
4-7:30 p.m. M.R.P.S. Hall, 133 N. Grant, Manteca. $7 Child, $13 Adult. (209) 823-6560.
VALENTINE'S DAY DINNER
Surf and turf dinner includes champagne and a rose. 4 p.m., cocktails; 7 p.m., dinner. SOS Club, 819 Sunset Ave., Modesto. $25. (209) 578-5801.
CRAB AND CIOPPINO FEED
Feb 15, drive-thru only; Feb. 16, reserved seating. Friday, 3-6 p.m.; Saturday, 6:30 p.m. Turlock Pentecost Hall, Turlock. $30-$50. (209) 669-5336.
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.
St. Anthony School fourth annual crab feed. Dinner, wine and cheese tasting, live and silent auctions, music and dancing. Must be 21 and over to attend. 5-11 p.m. St. Anthony's , 323 N. Fremont St., Manteca. $45 before Feb. 1, $50 after. (209) 823-4513.
STEAK AND CRAB FEED
Hosted by the Newman Youth Sports Alliance, includes raffle and a silent auction. 6-10 p.m. War Memorial Building, 247 E. Canal Drive, Turlock. $40. (209) 620-3377.
CALAVERAS WINE WEEKEND
The Calaveras Winegrape Alliance presents the 17th annual Presidents' Wine Weekend featuring 24 CWA wineries offering food and wine pairings, live music, art displays. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Various locations $15.
REBEKAH LODGE VALENTINE'S BREAKFAST
Proceeds will help benefit the Heart Association. 7-11 a.m. IOOF Hall-La Grange, Main St. $5. (209) 853-2128.
CRAB FEED AND MARTIAL ARTS
Fund-raiser for the Barony of Fettburg, a Middle Ages recreation group. Dinner includes a medieval martial arts show. 6 p.m. Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane. $35. (209) 932-9785.
19th annual CrabFest fund-raiser. Crab, 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.
64TH ANNUAL HORNITOS ENCHILADA DINNER
Come for dinner, stay for entertainment and vendors. Take out available. Proceeds benefit community programs. 3:30-8 p.m. Golden Stag Hall, Bear Valley Road, Hornitos. $12 adult, $6 child. (209) 376-2320. www.hornitospc.com
Presented by the Ceres Chapter Order of the Eastern Star. 8 a.m.-noon. Masonic Family Center, Third and North streets, Ceres. $8 adults, $5 children. (209) 450-1517.
VINES TASTING EXPERIENCE
Fund-raiser with food, wine and brew tasting for CSU Alumni and friends. 7-9 p.m. California State University, Stanislaus, Main Campus Dining Hall, Turlock. $50. (209) 667-3836. www.csustan.edu/stanbyme/vines
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.
TURLOCK GARDEN CLUB
Creative cooking and preserves with Adria Afferino. Guests are welcome. Noon. Senior Center-Turlock, 1191 Cahill St., Turlock. (209) 668-4808.
AUDUBON BIRDING TRIPS
Through Feb. 17
Feb. 16, Calaveras River; Feb. 17, Sonora and Quartz Mountain Reservoir. Contact the Central Sierra Audubon Society for meeting place details and information. Most trips begin at 9 a.m., call for specific times. 949- 922-1445.
UPSCALE RUMMAGE SALE
Sponsored by Omega Nu, fund-raiser for local scholarships and charities. 5:30-8 p.m., Friday; 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday. Mother Lode Fairgrounds, 220 Southgate Drive, Sonora. $15 Friday preview; free Saturday. (209) 566-5216.
DISCOVERY SHOP JEWELRY EVENT
Annual sale of costume, sterling, vintage and fine jewelry. American Cancer Society Discovery Shop, 3440 McHenry Blvd., Modesto. (209) 544-9279.
BZ SMITH STORYTELLING WORKSHOP
Workshop geared toward early childhood education specialists. Educators, teachers, students, and day care providers interested in learning the art of storytelling. Free and open to the public. Seating limited to 40 participants. Call to register. 2-4 p.m. Modesto Library, 1500 I St., Modesto. (209) 558-7814.
CHINESE NEW YEAR
Annual event. Family friendly, celebrating the Year of the Snake. Cultural performances, art forms and martial arts presentations. 2 p.m. Senior Citizens Center, 211 Bodem St. Free.
GOLD RUSH DAYS
Docents in 1850s attire lead tours through buildings usually closed to the public. 1-4 p.m. Columbia Historic State Park, Main and State streets. Free. (209) 588-9128.
MLK COMMEMORATION: CONGRESSMAN JOHN LEWIS
Program celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Keynote speaker will be Congressman John Lewis, one of the "Big Six Leaders" in the American Civil Rights Movement. 7 p.m. Modesto Junior College - Mary Stuart Rogers Center, 2201 Blue Gum Ave., Modesto. Free. (209) 526-5436.
MRPS PRESENTATION OF QUEENS
Dinner and dancing event featuring the band, Alma. 6 p.m., cocktails;7 p.m., dinner; 9 p.m., dancing. MRPS Hall, 133 N. Grant St., Manteca. $6 child, $12.50 adult. (209) 275-5639.
RECYCLED TREASURES SALE
Nice clothing, household items, books and other treasures for sale. Sponsored by Catholic Daughters of the Americas. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Our Lady of Fatima Church, Old Hall
SCRAPPIN' IN PATTERSON
Learn to scrapbook and meet fellow enthusiasts. Participants encouraged to bring their own materials. Noon. Patterson Library, 46 N Salado Ave. Free. (209) 558-7817.
Antique vendors from all over Gold Country will sell unique and vintage items. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday; 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Sunday. Tuolumne Memorial Hall, 18375 Fir Ave., Tuolumne. Free, $5 for early entry on Saturday at 8 a.m. (209) 928-4877.
DELTA TULE TREKKERS MEETING
Learn about local and national walking events. All are welcome. 6 p.m. Angelanos, 1020 N. Main St., Manteca. (209) 825-0204.
MOTHER LODE WEAVERS AND SPINNERS GUILD
Presentation by Ulla de Larios on "Avoiding Tapestry Warp Painting." Guests are welcome. 10 a.m. Church of the 49ers, 11155 Jackson St., Columbia. (209) 588-1514. www.mlwsguild.org
SALIDA LIBRARY BOOK CLUB
February's book club pick is "Daniel Half Human: And the Good Nazi" by David Chotjewitz. 10 a.m. (209) 543-7315.
PFLAG SOCIALAND BINGO
Refreshments and prizes, all are welcome. 7-8:30 p.m. Emanuel Lutheran Church, 324 College Ave., Modesto. (209) 566-2468. www.pflagmodesto.org
COLUMBIA BIG BAND DANCE
Benefit for Summerville High Music6 p.m. Tuolumne Memorial Hall, 18375 Fir Ave., Tuolumne. $10.
CERES GARDEN CLUB
Guest Speaker, Lucille Solaegue. Bring card-sized dried flowers to make pressed flower cards. Guests are welcome. 11:30 a.m. Ceres Community Center, 2701 Fourth St.
RIVERBANK LIBRARY BOOK CLUB
February's book club pick is "The Handmaid's Tale" by Margaret Atwood. 4 p.m. Riverbank Library, 3442 Santa Fe. (209) 869-7008.
BEGINNING GENEALOGY WORKSHOP
Learn how to search your family history using online resources and tools. 7 p.m. Patterson Library, 46 N Salado Ave. (209) 892-6473.
TANGO DANCE CLUB
March 2, Marcelo Molina and Carolina Vazquez, workshops and performance at a milonga (social tango party). $25 for one class, $40 for both. Milonga at 8:30 p.m., with an introductory lesson at 7:30 p.m. Cost $10. 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
Every Tuesday morning and the second Friday of each month for an evening dance. First time guest free. Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Second Friday night each month, 7-10 p.m. Modesto Senior Center, 211 Bodem St. Day: $4 members, $6 nonmembers; Night: $5 and $7. (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.
Rock'n Country Band. 1-4 p.m. Fourth Sunday. Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane. $4. (209) 825-0116.
USA DANCE BALLROOMDANCING
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 DANCING FOR SENIORS
10:15-11 a.m. Wednesdays. Ceres Community Center, 2701 Fourth St. Free. (209) 538-5628.
ESCALON SENIOR DANCE
Featuring Rock 'n Country Band. 1-4 p.m. Escalon Community Center, 1055 Escalon Bellota Road. $4. (209) 534-7663.
TURLOCK STEPPIN PARDS
Square dance club workshop nights. 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays. American Legion Hall - Turlock, 75 Bothun Road. (209) 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.
FRIDAY NIGHT FOLK DANCING
Learn dances from around the world. All ages and skill levels welcome. 7:30 p.m., beginners lesson; 8 p.m., intermediate lesson, 8:30 p.m., mixed dance. Carnegie Arts Center, 250 N. Broadway, Turlock. $7 adult, free children and students. (209) 480-0387.
NIGHT CLUB 2-STEP
An evening of 2-step 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.
TAE KWON DO AND SELF-DEFENSE KIDS CLASSES
Through March 16
The classes offered are Tae Kwon Do for Tots, to develop coordination and balance for ages 3-4 and Kidsafe Self Defense, which focuses on basic blocks, lunches and kicks for ages 5-12. Saturdays, 9-9:30 a.m., Tae Kwon Do; 9:30-10:10 a.m., self-defense Riverbank Community Gym, 3625 Santa Fe St., Riverbank. $65. (209) 863-7150. www.riverbankrecreation.com
MO WILLEMS STORY TIME AND CRAFT
Celebrating popular children's author Mo Willems. 10:15 a.m. Modesto Library, 1500 I St., Modesto. (209) 558-7810.
KIDS VALENTINE'S WORKSHOP
Treats and keepsake crafts for kids ages 3-6. 5:15 p.m. Merced Civic Center, 18th & N streets, Merced. $7 per child, must register before Feb. 6. (209) 385-6298. www.cityofmerced.org
MINERAL AND FOSSIL SHOW
Program for kids to learn about various rocks, minerals and fossils. Noon. Modesto Library, 1500 I St., Modesto. Free. (209) 558-7810.
FOSSILS AND DINOS PROGRAM
Learn about rocks, minerals and fossils from the "Rock Lady" Terry McMillin. Participating children will receive a free shark's tooth. 1 p.m. Turlock Library , 550 Minaret Ave. (209) 664-8100.