GALLO CENTERFOR THE ARTS
SHREK THE MUSICAL
Based on the film that started it all, Shrek brings the hilarious story of everyone's favorite ogre to life on stage. 2 p.m., Saturday and Sunday; 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday; 7 p.m., Sunday.
This story of courage and friendship, based on E.B. White's touching novel, has inspired readers for decades. Recommended for grades K5. 2 and 4 p.m.
Direct from Santarém, Portugal, vocalist Ana Moura, whose soulful interpretation of her land's captivating Fado style has made her a star in Europe, returns to the Gallo Center. 7:30 p.m.
LAURA INGALLS WILDER
An uplifting story of one of America's most beloved authors comes to life in ArtsPower's musical production.7 p.m.
TIPPIN, DIFFIE & KERSHAW
Country artists Aaron Tippin, Joe Diffie and Sammy Kershaw bring their Roots & Boots Tour to the Gallo Center, teaming up for a performance filled with stories and songs and getting back to the roots of their music. 7:30 p.m.
Special guest vocalists Poperazzi take you on a tour of sunny Italy. 8 p.m.
TOMÁS AND THE LIBRARY LADY
Tomás' story was inspired by the real-life experience of education leader Tomás Rivera, a son of migrant workers who grew up to become chancellor of the University of California, Riverside. The focus of the bilingual performance is to inspire second language learners to seek education, literacy and a passion for learning. 8 p.m., Friday-Saturday;2 p.m., Sunday. $8-$15.
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.
MCCA PRESIDIO BRASS
Their performance of "Sounds of the Cinema" takes the audience on an exciting jazz, classical and movie soundtrack journey. 7 p.m.
"DEFENDING THE CAVEMAN"
Hilarious play about the ways men and women relate to each other. 8 p.m.
HERE TO STAY: THE GERSHWIN CONCERT EXPERIENCE
A multimedia concert event celebrating the greatest team of collaborators in the history of American music, George and Ira Gershwin. 8 p.m.
JAMES VAN PRAAGH
Internationally renowned New York Times best-selling author James Van Praagh is considered a pioneer of the mediumship movement throughout the world. 2 p.m.
"CHARLIE AND CHOCOLATE FACTORY"
Davis High School Drama Department will perform this family-friendly show 7 p.m.
"IN THE MOOD"
"In the Mood" recreates the 1940's era with sizzling choreography, sassy costumes and over 40 unforgettable songs performed live on stage. 3 and 7:30 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.
RISING STARS OF STANISLAUS CONCERT
Student opera scenes 7:30 p.m. California State University, Stanislaus, Snider Recital Hall, 1 University Circle, Turlock. (209) 667-3959. www.csustan.edu/SOA
CARAVANSERAI: THE SANTANA TRIBUTE
8 p.m. West Side Theatre, 1331 Main St., Newman. $19-$22. (209) 862-4490. www.westsidetheatre.org
THE HERB HENRY FAMILY
7 p.m. North Modesto Church of God, 1918 Sherwood Ave., Modesto. $10. (209) 538-3838.
TURLOCK UKE JAMS
All ages and skill levels welcome. 10:30 a.m. Carnegie Arts Center, 250 N. Broadway, Turlock. www.turlockukejamz.org
NORTH PARK UNIVERSITY GOSPEL CHOIR
6 p.m. Modesto Covenant Church, 913 Floyd Ave., Modesto.
Western swing. 7:30 p.m. Ripon High School, 301 N. Acacia Ave. $30. (209) 599-3223.
7:30 p.m. California State University, Stanislaus, Snider Recital Hall, 1 University Circle, Turlock.(209) 667-3959. www.csustan.edu/SOA
GUEST ARTIST RECITAL: ROBIN FISHER
7:30 p.m. California State University, Stanislaus, Snider Recital Hall, 1 University Circle, Turlock.(209) 667-3959. www.csustan.edu/SOA
DENNIS JOHNSON & THE MISSISSIPPI RAMBLERS
Slide guitar performer. 8 p.m. West Side Theatre, 1331 Main St., Newman. $15-$18. (209) 862-4490. www.westsidetheatre.org
FRANC D'AMBROSIO'S BROADWAY
8 p.m. Merced Theatre, 301 W. Main St. $25-$45.(209) 381-0500.
Geoffrey Mulder, violin; Benjamin Boren, piano. 7:30 p.m. California State University, Stanislaus, Snider Recital Hall, 1 University Circle, Turlock. (209) 667-3959. www.csustan.edu/SOA
TRADITIONAL IRISH MUSIC
Featuring the trio Cooking with Turf. 2 p.m. First Congregational Church of Murphys, 509 N. Algiers St., Murphys. $7. (209) 890-3172.
CONCERT CHORALE AND CHAMBER SINGERS CONCERT
7:30 p.m. California State University, Stanislaus, Snider Recital Hall, 1 University Circle, Turlock. (209) 667-3959. www.csustan.edu/SOA
LATIN JAZZ CONCERT
7:30 p.m. California State University, Stanislaus, Snider Recital Hall,1 University Circle, Turlock. (209) 667-3959. www.csustan.edu/SOA
ROD HARRIS AND FRIENDS
Featuring Rod Harris on saxophone, LeRoy Garner at keyboards, Clint Day on bass, David Hawkes on drums and Mario Flores on congas. Also, singers. 7:30 p.m. Stage 3 Theatre,208 S. Green St., Sonora. $15.(209) 536-1778. www.stage3.org
Through March 15
Adapted by Ronald Harwood from his 1999 stage play, Quartet is set in a bucolic retirement community for former opera musicians. Call for times.
This Oscar-winning French film defines what love is. Call for times.
FILM: "CHASING ICE"
Once a skeptic, acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog discovers evidence of our changing planet. Call for times.
West Coast Performing Arts Presenters presents tribute to Journey in this live musical performance. 8 p.m. $20 students, $36 seniors, $38 adults.
FILM: "EASTER PARADE"
Fred Astaire and Judy Garland's sole performance together in this Irving Berlin musical directed by Charles Walters. Presented by the Modesto Film Society. 6 p.m.
SINGLES MINGLE AT THE STATE
Get out, get involved and see who's looking for love in your own back yard. March features a tasting of Dust Bowl beers and The Blues Box Zydeco band. 6 p.m. $10, 21 and over.
BUNNIES AND BONNETS: FAMILY EASTER EVENT
Family event featuring treats, storytelling, a screening of the film "Hop" and of course, a visit from the Easter Bunny. 1 p.m. $4-$6.
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 more information. 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
Interested volunteers must attend the new docent orientation classes on April 13 from 12:30 p.m.-4 p.m. RSVP 2 weeks in advance. (209) 765-7980.
Through April 10
Seeking one-act play submissions for the second annual One Act Play Festival. See website for submission details and guidelines. (209) 914-1904. www.tracyfest.com
YES CO. AUDITIONS FOR "RAGTIME"
Seeking young actors, singers, dancers and crew in grades 7-12. Audition materials will be provided. March 12, Downey HS Auditorium,4 p.m.; March 16 and 19, Johansen HS Theatre, 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.; March 21, Oakdale HS Theatre, 6 p.m. (209) 238-1704. www.yescompany.org
AUDITION FOR FRANC D'AMBROSIO'S BROADWAY
Seeking a male and female to sing "All I Ask of You" from "Phantom of the Opera" as part of "Franc D'Ambrosio's Broadway" performance. Attend the master class with D'Ambrosio, participants will audition after. 4 p.m. Merced Theatre, 301 W. Main St. (209) 381-0500.
Presented by Modesto Performing Arts. 2 p.m. Center Stage Kids Performing Arts Studio, 520 Scenic Drive. modestoperformingarts.com
Through 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
Through March 17
Family friendly reboot presented by the Providence Christian Academy.7 p.m., Fridays-Saturdays; 2 p.m., Sundays. Denair Gaslight Theater, 3908 N. Gratton Road. $5-$10.(209) 485-8637.
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.
CALAVERAS FOLLIES: A NIGHT AT THE OSCARS
Lip-sync, musical revue and celebrity impersonation. Benefit for the Calaveras Youth Mentoring Program. 7:30 p.m. Bret Harte Theatre,323 Highway 49, Angels Camp. $20-$35. 800- 595-4849. www.calaverasfollies.com
"JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR"
7:30 p.m., Fridays-Saturdays; 2 p.m., Sundays. Playhouse Merced, 452 W. Main St., Merced. (209) 725-8587. playhousemerced.com
Using the various stages of grief, this 2007 Pulitzer prize winning play focuses on family relationships. Center Stage Conservatory, 948 11 St., Modesto. (209) 846-0179. centerstagemodesto.com
"THE JUNGLE BOOK KIDS"
Performance by BVCS students in grades 1-6. 5 and 7 p.m. Big Valley Christian School, 4040 Tully Road, Modesto. $5-$10.
"THE COMEDYOF ERRORS"
A Wild West take on the famous Shakespeare classic. Thursdays-Saturdays, 7 p.m. Waterford High School Auditorium $5-$8.
7:30 p.m., Thursday-Saturday; 2 p.m., March 24 Modesto Junior College Auditorium, 435 College Ave. $10-$12. (209) 575-6776. mjc.tix.com
March 21, Third Thursday Art Walk., 5-9 p.m. 940 11th St., Modesto.
BUILDING IMAGINATION CENTER
March 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.
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 March 21, "Plate, Cup and Vase: Beyond Function" 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
March 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
March 21, 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
March 21, Third Thursday Art Walk. 1012 15th St., Modesto.
March 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.
March 21, Third Thursday Art Walk. Ongoing, art by California State University, Stanislaus, students. 909 Tenth St., Modesto.
March 21, Third Thursday Art Walk. 5-9 p.m. 1214 J St., Modesto.
PAPER PLANES TATTOO AND ART STUDIO
March 21, Third Thursday Art Walk. 1303 J St., Modesto.
PEER RECOVERY ARTS PROJECT
March 21, Third Thursday Art Walk. 1222 J St., Modesto.
Ongoing artists exhibit at both Modesto and Oakdale locations. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday,11 a.m.-5 p.m. 3012 McHenry Ave., Modesto.
SONORA JOE'S GALLERY
Through March 25, landscapes of Ireland by Patrick Michael Karnahan, Reception, 3-5 p.m.; gallery hours,8 a.m.-7 p.m. daily. 140 E. Washington St., Sonora.
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.
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RED HAWK CASINO
1 Red Hawk Parkway, Placerville. www.redhawkcasino.com
March 8, Tommy Castro and the Painkillers; March 9, Chains Required; March 14, World Championship of Karaoke; March 15, Walter Trout; March 16, Big Earl and the Cryin Shame; March 21, Comedy Showcase; March 22, Boys of Summer; March 23, Aquanett; March 28, World Championship of Karaoke; March 29, Jimmy Thackery; March 30, Audioboxx. 19400 Tuolumne Road North, Tuolumne. www.blackoakcasino.com.
14455 Highway 16, Brooks. www.cachecreek.com
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.
FILM AND DISCUSSION: "MISS REPRESENTATION"
Documentary film examines how women are portrayed in the media. Discussion by clinical therapist Signe Darpinian to follow. 2 p.m. Carnegie Arts Center, 250 N. Broadway, Turlock. Free.
FOOD & FUN
SIERRA RAILROADDINNER 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.
TURLOCK 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 andN 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
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.
DAVIS HIGH CRAB FEED
Fund-raiser for the Boosters Club. Tickets at door 6 p.m. St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Father O'Hare Hall, 1813 Oakdale Road, Modesto. $45. 209-573-5041.
MRPS PANCAKE BREAKFAST
Presented by the Manteca-Ripon Pentecost Society 7 a.m.-noon. M.R.P.S. Hall, 133 N. Grant, Manteca. $5-$7. (209) 599-6650.
Presented by the Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary. 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Centenary United Methodist Church, McHenry Avenue at Norwegian Avenues, Modesto. $25. (209) 869-1900.
POLENTA }AND CHICKEN DINNER
Dinner with wine and raffle. Presented by the Italian Catholic Federation. Tickets will not be sold at the door. 5-7:30 p.m. Italo American Lodge Hall, 18th and U streets, Merced. $7-$15. (209) 383-4817.
ESCALON LIONS CORNED BEEF AND CABBAGE FEED
6 p.m. Escalon Community Center, 1055 Escalon Bellota Road. $20. (209) 595-5013.
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
A NIGHT IN TUNISIA DINNER
Fund-raiser for the Pitman Band Boosters. Event includes auctions, raffle and music from the Pitman Jazz Band. 7 p.m. Larsa Banquet Hall, 2107 E. Monte Vista Ave., Turlock. $30 individual; $200 table. (209) 277-3706. www.pitmanhighbands.com
MODESTO FOOD AND WINE
Wine tasting event that will feature small bites from some of Modesto's best restaurants. 7-9 p.m. Grace Lutheran School, 617 W. Orangeburg Ave, Modesto. $35. 209-408-2993.
RIPON AQUATICS CRAB FEED
All-you-can-eat crab, silent auction, raffle and music. 5 p.m. Ripon Community Center, 334 W. Fourth St. $45. (209) 969-4296.
ST. PATRICK'S DAY CELEBRATION
Dinner and music celebration. 6:30 p.m. Holy Family Catholic Church, 4212 Dale Road, Modesto. $15. (209) 545-3553.
SPRING FLING BUNCO
Fund-raiser for the McHenry Museum featuring a light supper, prizes and special drawing. 6 p.m. McHenry Museum, 1402 I St., Modesto. $20, space limited. (209) 551-4883.
FESTIVAL & FAIRS
MARIPOSA STORYTELLING FESTIVAL
Three-day event featuring nationally recognized storytellers. Sunday's event will be held at Yosemite National Park. Friday, 7-9:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Mariposa County High School, Fiester Auditorium. Day and weekend tickets available, call for prices. (209) 966-3155. www.arts-mariposa.org/storytelling.html
SONORA CELTIC FAIRE
Celtic heritage and history with Highland games, reenactments, music and food. Sonora's Mother Lode Fairgrounds, Highway 49, Sonora. 800- 446-1333. www.sonoracelticfaire.com
47TH ANNUAL GEM, JEWELRY AND ROCK SHOW
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Stanislaus County Fairgrounds, 900 N. Broadway, Turlock. $6 adult, 12 and under free. .
MURPHYS IRISH DAYS
Enjoy a day of food, fun and music celebrating Irish Heritage. 11 a.m., parade. Downtown Murphys murphysirishday.org
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
TEEN VIDEO CONTEST
Teens can be the star in a video they create by making an original movie trailer about their favorite book. Open to ages 13-18. For full information and entry form contact your local library. All video entries must be received by 5 p.m. Modesto Library, 1500 I St., Modesto. (209) 558-7817. www.stanislauslibrary.org
TEEN EARBUD CRAFT
Keep your music tangle free as teens are invited to craft a way to keep earbuds apart. Free earbuds and decorating materials will be available. 3:30 p.m. Modesto Library, 1500 I St., Modesto. (209) 558-7817. www.stanislauslibrary.org
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.
DELTA TULE TREKKERSMEETING
Learn about local and national walking events. All are welcome. 6 p.m. Angelanos, 1020 N. Main St., Manteca. (209) 825-0204. www.deltatuletrekkers.org
CERES GARDEN CLUB
Guest speaker: Suzy Voss 1 p.m. Ceres Community Center, 2701 Fourth St.
PATH OF THE PADRES HIKES
Through April 28
Popular guided tour that explores the history and wildlife of the area. Hike is moderately strenuous and reservations are required. Call for full details and to make a reservation. 8 a.m.; on select Fridays and most Saturdays and Sundays. San Luis Reservoir, Highway 152 - O'Neill Forebay, Los Banos. $7-$12, plus $10 state park entry fee per carload. (209) 826-1197.
SALIDA LIBRARY BOOK SALE
Annual used book, dvd, magazine and video sale. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Salida Branch Library, 4835 Sisk Road. (209) 543-7315.
2013 TRIVIA BEE
Fund-raiser for the Tuolumne County Library. Sonora Opera Hall, 250 S. Washington St., Sonora. (209) 694-2727.
Jean Brenner will discuss her current exhibition, "Faces of Islam," currently on display at the Carnegie Arts Center. Light lunch will be provided. Noon Holiday Inn Express-Turlock, 3001 Hotel Drive. Free. (209) 632-8996.
SCRAPBOOKING WITH ANNA SOTO
Some materials provided, participants encouraged to bring their own. 12:30-4:30 p.m. March 9 and 23 Modesto Library, 1500 I St., Modesto. Free. (209) 558-7814.
TURLOCK GARDEN CLUB
Guest will be Lee Miller presenting on Dahlias. Noon Turlock Senior Center, 1191 Cahill. (209) 668-4808.
MOTHER LODE WEAVERS AND SPINNERS GUILD
Guest will be quilter, Pam Fondse 10 a.m. Church of the 49ers, 11155 Jackson St., Columbia. (209) 588-1514. www.mlwsguild.org
TUOLUMNE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Presentation by David Harden on Yosemite National Park. 7 p.m. Tuolumne County Library, 480 Greenley Road, Sonora.
SIERRA CLUB AND YOKUTS GROUP MEETING
Nonmembers welcome 7 p.m. College Avenue Congregational Church, Fellowship Hall, 1341 College Ave. . (209) 529-2300.
BOOK NOOK OPEN HOUSE
10-year anniversary book sale and celebration. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuolumne County Library, 480 Greenley Road, Sonora. (209) 532-3590.
Presented by the National Alliance on Mental Illness, event to include singers and local Irish dancers. 6-10 p.m. Deva, 1202 J St., Modesto. $10. (209) 558-4555.
SIERRA CLUB HIKE
Easy 4-mile hike along the Tuolumne River. Dogs and children welcome. 8:30 a.m. American Legion Hall, Modesto, 1001 S. Santa Cruz Ave. Free. (209) 768-5881.
2013 CALAVERAS GEM AND MINERAL SHOW
Presented by the Gem and Mineral Society of Angel's Camp. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Calaveras County Fairgrounds, 2465 Gun Club Road, Angels Camp. $4. (209) 847-1173.
CESAR CHAVEZ CELEBRATION
Activities, information booths, presentations and a poster contest celebrating the life and legacy of Cesar Chavez. 5:30-7:30 p.m. California State University, Stanislaus, 1 University Circle, Turlock. (209) 667-3982.
EASTER KIDZ BLITZ
Egg hunt with over 9,000 eggs. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Neighborhood Church, 5901 Sisk Road, Modesto. (209) 529-8900. www.yourmnc.com
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 YOUNGDANCE CLUB
The Forever Young Senior Dance Club meets every Tuesday morning and the second Friday of each month for an evening dance. First time guest are 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 non-members; 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.
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
March 9, Salsa. 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 Fridays, swing, club, country, line and Latin dances. Third Friday, ballroom dances and lesson. 7-8 p.m. lessons; 8-11 p.m. third Fridays. Seasons, 945 McHenry Ave., Modesto. First Fridays, $7; Third Fridays, $5 members, $7 for nonmembers. (209) 814-6701. www.modestoballroomclub.org
7-8:30 p.m. Oakdale Grange Hall, Lambuth and F streets, Oakdale. $4. (209) 526-4452.
LINE DANCING FOR SENIORS
10:15-11 a.m. Wednesdays. Ceres Community Center, 2701 Fourth St. Free. (209) 538-5628.
ESCALON SENIOR DANCE
Featuring Rock 'n Country Band. 1-4 p.m. Escalon Community Center, 1055 Escalon Bellota Road. $4. (209) 534-7663.
Square dance club workshop nights. 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays. American Legion Hall - Turlock, 75 Bothun Road. (209) 667-7292. www.steppinpard.ccsda.org
SENIOR CITIZENS DANCE AND POTLUCK
Potluck meal with prizes. 6 p.m. second Fridays; 1 p.m. fourth Sundays. Hughson Senior Center, 2307 4th St. $2 door; $8 membership. (209) 538-0362.
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.