GALLO CENTERFOR THE ARTS
"WEST SIDE STORY"
The greatest love story of all time remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday; 1:30 and7 p.m. Sunday
"THE HOUSE AT POOH CORNER"
Modesto Performing Arts and the Gallo Center present this charming adaptation of the second volume from A. A. Milne's classic Winnie-the-Pooh series. 2 p.m.
COLUMBIA KICKS BIG BAND
The 20-piece Columbia Kicks Big Band is directed by sax player Rod Harris. Modesto Community Concert Series presentation. 3 p.m.
LULA WASHINGTON DANCE COMPANY
This award-winning Los Angeles-based repertoire dance ensemble performs innovative and provocative choreography focusing on social and humanitarian issues, including aspects of African-American history and culture. 7 p.m.
A smart, provocative and wickedly funny theatrical adaptation of the C.S. Lewis novel about spiritual warfare from a demon's point of view.7:30 p.m.
CHILDREN FIRST RECEPTION
Children First Distinguished Leadership Award is dedicated to honoring community leaders who have supported services for children and families at an unprecedented level. All funds raised will support a program of the recipient's choice operated by Center for Human Services; a community based nonprofit agency serving youth and families in Stanislaus County for 43 years. 7:30 p.m. $150.
MSO: THE MUSIC OF MOZART
Modesto Symphony Orchestra presentation. 8 p.m.
"TILL DEATH DO US PART"
After teaching countless students about the saints, venial sins, limbo and more, Sister is now offering up hilarious lessons on the Sacraments of Marriage and the Last Rites, including her own wacky version of the Newlywed Game. 8 p.m.
TOWNSEND OPERA'S "CINDERELLA"
Comedic telling of the fairy tale set in current-day Atlantic City, with a Jersey Girls twist. 7:30 p.m., Friday; 2 p.m., Sunday
MODESTO COMMUNITY CONCERT ASSOCIATION:JONI MORRIS
Be transported back to the late '50s and early '60s with renditions of songs like "Where the Boys Are," "Stand by Your Man" and "Crazy".7 p.m.
Adrenaline is a high-energy dance concert with everything from hip-hop to contemporary styles of dance. Presented by Central Catholic High School. 7 p.m.
One of the most highly acclaimed performers of our time with five Grammy Awards, four Billboard Music Awards, three platinum records, five gold records, and eleven million recordings sold. 8 p.m.
THE MILKSHAKE BAND
Tuneful, memorable songs for children evoke everything from Rodgers and Hammerstein to Lennon-McCartney to The White Stripes. 7 p.m.
JACK HANNA INTO THE WILD LIVE!
Live show features animal friends, as well as fascinating and humorous stories and footage from adventures around the world. 7 p.m.
Featuring local high school and college choirs performing a program that is fully a cappella. 5:30 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.
36TH ANNUAL NEW MUSIC CONCERT
7:30 p.m. Modesto Junior College, Performing Arts Auditorium, 435 College Ave. Free.
SPRING TIME MEMORIES
Featuring Chains Required. Sonora Opera Hall, 250 S. Washington St., Sonora. (209) 588-6993.
YOUTH POP BANDS PERFORMANCE
Music from the participants of Modesto Sound Recording Arts Camp. 3 p.m. Boomers, 4215 Bangs Ave, Modesto. Free. (209) 573-0533. www.modestosound.org
Jeannine Dennis, flute; Philip Amalong, piano. 7:30 p.m. California State University, Stanislaus, Snider Recital Hall, One University Circle, Turlock. (209) 667-3959.
Roman Fukshansky, clarinet. 7:30 p.m. California State University, Stanislaus, Snider Recital Hall, One University Circle, Turlock. (209) 667-3959.
Daniel Davies, cello; Benjamin Boren, piano. 7:30 p.m. California State University, Stanislaus, Snider Recital Hall, One University Circle, Turlock. (209) 667-3959.
ROBERT DANZINGER MEMORIAL CONCERT
Chamber music 7:30 p.m. California State University, Stanislaus, Snider Recital Hall, One University Circle, Turlock. (209) 667-3959.
TURLOCK CONCERT ASSOCIATION GALA CONCERT
Department of music at the California State University, Stanislaus, will present a performance by students and faculty. 7:30 p.m. Turlock Community Theatre, 1574 E. Canal Drive, Turlock. (209) 667-3959.
GUEST ARTIST RECITAL
Joel Fan, piano. 7:30 p.m. California State University, Stanislaus, Snider Recital Hall, One University Circle, Turlock. (209) 667-3959.
Columbia College Community Chorus presents a spring concert featuring Bach Cantata No. 4, spring songs, Brahm's Motet, Opus 29, Irving Berlin's Blue Skies and a medley from Oklahoma. 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday. St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, 13880 Joshua Way, Sonora. $10 presale; $12 door; $5 age 12 and under. (209) 586-5965.
Through April 7
A tender and inspiring story of a remarkable woman who nurtures the amazing artistic talent of their son who has only one way to succeed and one person to guide him, as he grows into the world renown artist, Isamu Noguchi. Call for times.
FILM: "A PLACE AT THE TABLE"
Through April 6
50 million people in the U.S., one in four children, don't know where their next meal is coming from, despite our having the means to provide nutritious, affordable food for all Americans. Directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush examine this issue through the lens of three people who are struggling with food insecurity. Call for times.
FILM: "TATTOO NATION: THE TRUE STORY OF THE INK REVOLUTION"
Through April 11
Documentary. Meet tattoo artist Good Time Charlie Cartwright, one of the featured artists in the film on opening night. Cartwright owns the End of the Trail Tattoo Shop. Call for times.
Drama starring Nicole Kidman. Call for times.
SINGLES MINGLE AT THE STATE
Once-a-month meet-up that mixes it up with wine and beer tastings, live music, movies and, for April, karaoke and slow speed dating. 6 p.m. $10, 21 and over only.
World music group. 8 p.m.
SCIENCE ON SCREEN: "THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW"
Film and speaker Michael P. Branch, Professor of Literature and Environment at the University of Nevada, Reno, discussing climate change. 3 p.m.
FILM: "DIAL M FOR MURDER"
Alfred Hitchcock classic. Presented by the Modesto Film Society. 3 p.m.
FLY FISHING FILM TOUR
Fifth annual showing of the Fly Fishing Film Tour. All proceeds benefit Rivers Of Recovery, the nonprofit organization serving combat disabled veterans through rehabilitative fly fishing adventures. 5:30 p.m. $20 general, $10 veterans.
PINK FLOYD CONCERT EXPERIENCE
Live musical performance starring House of Floyd with laser light show. 8 p.m. $38 adult, $36 senior, $20 child/student.
2013 SENIOR SPOTLIGHT
A senior showcase of local talent featuring adult vocalists, hoofers and strummers of various stripes 1 p.m. $10.
The State Theatre is at 1307 J St., Modesto. Call(209) 527-4697. www.thestate.org
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
CALL FOR ENTRIES: ANNUAL SPRING JURIED ART SHOW
Artists may enter works in various categories in hopes to win cash prizes. Works will displayed May 4-June 30. Call or visit website for details on how to enter. 5 p.m. deadline Carnegie Arts Center, 250 N. Broadway, Turlock. $10 member entry fee, $15 nonmember.. (209) 632-5761. www.carnegieartsturlock.org
18TH ANNUAL YOUNG POETS CONTEST
Through April 12
Open to all students K-12 living in or attending school in Stanislaus County. Each student may submit up to three entries at $1 per entry. Poems may be no longer than 24 lines and be the original creative work of the student. Deadline is April 12. Forms are available at the county schools, McHenry Museum, Mistlin Gallery and the Modesto and Salida libraries. 543-1776.
Through 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.
FANTASY FESTIVAL PERFORMANCE
B Street Theatre Company will be performing one-act plays written youth playwrights. 7 p.m. Carnegie Arts Center, 250 N. Broadway, Turlock. Free. (209) 632-5761. www.carnegieartsturlock.org
"THE AUTISM CHRONICLES"
Performed in conjunction Autism Awareness Month. April 5, Black Bart Playhouse, 7 p.m.; April 7, Sonora High School, 2 p.m.; April 14, Sutter Creek Theater, 2 p.m. (209) 728-2184. www.mindmattersclinic.org
The Musical is a Tony-award winning comedy that tells the hilarious story of a large corporation monopolizing a town's public amenities after a 20-year drought. 7:30 p.m., Fridays-Saturdays; 2 p.m., Sundays. Playhouse Merced, 452 W. Main St., Merced. (209) 725-8587. playhousemerced.com
"THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES"
Proceeds benefit the Haven Women's Center. 8 p.m., Saturday; 2 p.m., Sunday. Center Stage Conservatory, 948 11 St., Modesto. $10. www.centerstagemodesto.com
April 18, Third Thursday Art Walk. 5-9 p.m. 940 11th St., Modesto.
BUILDING IMAGINATION CENTER
April 18, Third Thursday Art Walk. 1009 J St., Modesto.
Ongoing art by Brad and Nancy Hawn. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. 920 13th St., Modesto.
CARNEGIE ARTS CENTER
April 6, Volunteer orientation meeting; through April 14, John Barnett: "Then and Again;" through June 9, Jean Brenner: "The Face of Islam: Photographs of the Middle East and Central Asia." Friday nights: Ethnic Folk Dancing, 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 April 24, "Spotlight on Pastel"; April 8, Pastel Art Talk; April 18, 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
April 18, 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.
April 18, 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
April 18, Third Thursday Art Walk. 1012 15th St., Modesto.
April 18, 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.
April 18, Third Thursday Art Walk. Ongoing, art by California State University, Stanislaus, students. 909 Tenth St., Modesto.
April 18, Third Thursday Art Walk.5-9 p.m. 1214 J St., Modesto.
MERCED MULTICULTURAL ARTS CENTER
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
PAPER PLANES TATTOO AND ART STUDIO
April 18, Third Thursday Art Walk. 1303 J St., Modesto.
PEER RECOVERY ARTS PROJECT
April 18, 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.
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.
April 4-7, Stanislaus Open Artist Studio 2013. Yearly event that allows the public into the studios and homes of 57 local artists. Unique opportunity to see artists at work and a chance to win an original work by a selected artist. 10 a.m.-7 p.m., preview at Gallo Center. $10. www.stanislausaos.wordpress.com
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RED HAWK CASINO
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April 5, Rock of Ages; April 6, Spazmatics; April 11, World Championship Karaoke; April 12, Dale Ann Bradley; April 13, Roy Rogers; April 18, All Star Comedy; April 19-20, Left of Centre; April 25, World Championship Karaoke; April 26, James Garner; April 27, Journey Revisited. 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.
FESTIVAL & FAIRS
17TH ANNUAL CESAR E. CHAVEZ CELEBRATION
Activities, information booths, presentations and art celebrating the life and legacy of Cesar Chavez. Noon-3 p.m. Maddux Youth Center in Cesar E. Chavez Park, 615 Sierra Drive, Modesto. (209) 341-2950.
ANNUAL WILDFLOWER DAY
Discover the beauty of this state park by learning about its wildflowers and wildlife. There will be birding and nature hikes limited to visitors who sign up in advance. 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Pacheco State Park, 32426 Gonzaga Road. $5 vehicle entrance fee. (209) 826-6283. www.parks.ca.gov/events
MJC EARTH DAYCELEBRATION
This event will provide many ideas of how to green your commute, your garden, your office, your dinner table and your community. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Modesto Junior College, East Campus, 435 College Ave. Free.
Crafts, fun and food celebrating spring at the ranch. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Bloomingcamp Ranch, 10528 Highway 120, Oakdale. Free. (209) 848-0461.
SECOND ANNUALKITE FESTIVAL
Day full of kite flying, competition, crafting and entertainment. First 500 kids will receive a free kite. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Livingston Middle School, 101 F Street, Livingston. Free. (209) 277-1402. www.livingstonkitefestival.com
EARTH DAY IN THE PARK FESTIVAL
Community event highlighting ways to make your community more "green" through information booths, music, demonstrations and food. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Graceada Park, Sycamore and Needham streets, Modesto. Free.
SONORA SPRING FESTIVAL
Music, entertainment, vendors, food and family fun. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Downtown Sonora Free. (209) 532-7725. www.sonoraca.com
FILM AND DISCUSSION: "HARVEST OF EMPIRE"
Documentary about the untold story of Latinos in America. Discussion with the filmmaker, Eduardo Lopez, to follow. 7 p.m. Modesto Junior College, East Campus, Forum 110, 435 College Ave. Free. (209) 575-6479.
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.
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 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. 5-7 p.m. Livingston Veterans Memorial Hall, 1605 Seventh St. $2-$4. (209) 394-2059. www.vfwlivingston.com
STEAK AND OYSTERDINNER
F.D.E.S. Queens Presentation Dinner and Dance. 7 p.m.-midnight F.D.E.S. Hall, 501 Ward Ave, Patterson. $17 child, $34 adult. (209) 613-5977.
Dinner hosted by MJC's International Club. 6 p.m. Emanuel Lutheran Church, 324 College Ave., Modesto. $5 child, $10 adult. (209) 575-6012.
SIXTH ANNUAL OMELET DINNER
5-7:30 p.m. Escalon Methodist Church, Highway 120 at Brayton Ave., Escalon. $3.50 child, $7 adult.(209) 838-2792.
TOWNSEND OPERA PLAYERS BENEFIT LUNCHEON
Event includes silent auction, raffle and entertainment. 11:30 a.m. Peterson Event Center, 720 12th St., Modesto. $30. (209) 589-0000.
DRESS FOR SUCCESS LUNCHEON
Lunch and program by Vivian Banick, personality trainer. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Elks Lodge, 645 Charity Way, Modesto. $15. (209) 523-3826.
LIVINGSTON VFW SPANISH TAKE-OUT DINNER
Proceeds support local programs. Livingston Veterans Memorial Hall, 1605 Seventh St. $8-$10.(209) 394-2059. www.vfwlivingston.com
EAGLE SCOUT BRUNCH
Honoring the recipients of the 2012 Eagle Scout Badge. All eagle scouts and alumni are welcome to attend. RSVP by April 10. 8:30 a.m. Club Max, DoubleTree Hotel, 1150 9th St., Modesto. $25. (209) 840-2246.
MJC WINE AND FOOD FUND-RAISER
Food and drink tastings offered to raise funds for the MJC athletics program. 6-9 p.m. Modesto Junior College - Gymnasium, Coldwell Ave, East Campus. $35. (209) 575-6270. http://mjc.tix.com
STEAK AND SHRIMP DINNER DANCE
7 p.m.-midnight M.R.P.S. Hall, 133 N. Grant, Manteca. $25.(209) 275-5639.
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.
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.
DIA DE LOS NINOS
Multicultural event featuring bilingual story time, games, crafts and a performance by the Ballet Folklorico y Los Falcones dancers. 1 p.m. Salida Regional Library, 4835 Sisk Road. Free. (209) 543-7353.
Multicultural folk tales will be presented by this national touring company. Kids may sign up for the theater workshop prior to the performance to be included in the show. 11:30 a.m., workshop; noon, performance. Modesto Library, 1500 I St., Modesto. Free.(209) 558-7814.
DIA DE LOS NINOS
Multicultural event featuring bilingual story time, games, crafts and a performance by the Ballet Folklorico y Los Falcones dancers. Noon-4 p.m. Patterson Library, 46 N Salado Ave. Free. (209) 892-6473.
DIA DE LOS NINOS
Multicultural event featuring bilingual story time, games, crafts and a performance by the Ballet Folklorico y Los Falcones dancers. 1 p.m. Riverbank Library, 3442 Santa Fe. Free. (209) 869-7008.
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.
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.
Season has closed due to weather damage. Daffodil Hill, 18310 Ram's Horn Grade, Volcano. Free.
7 p.m., Tuesdays Denny's, 1525 McHenry Ave., Modesto.(209) 576-2688.
ACS DISCOVERY SHOP HOME AND GARDEN SALE
Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. Discovery Shop,3440 McHenry Ave., Modesto. (209) 544-9279.
MJC 17TH ANNUAL PLANT SALE
Flowers, plants, trees and shrubs for sale. 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Modesto Junior College, Ag Complex, Coldwell Avenue. (209) 575-6204.
33RD ANNUAL TROPICAL PLANT SHOW AND SALE
Show features tropical plants and orchids. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Agnes Baptist Elementary School, 1825 Cheyenne Way, Modesto. Free. (209) 545-4732.
LA GRANGE RODEO
Noon La Grange Rodeo Grounds, East of La Grange on Highway 132, La Grange. $10-$15. (209) 853-2128. http://lagrangerodeo.com
TURLOCK GARDEN CLUB
Guest will be Margaret Hooper from Nature's Own Florist. Noon Turlock Senior Center, 1191 Cahill. (209) 668-4808.
ANGELS CAMP MUSEUM LECTURE SERIES
"Cowboys and their Ranches" with Bill Airola and more. 6:30 p.m. Angels Camp Museum, Carriage House, 753 South Main St., Angels Camp. $10; members free.
ANGELS CAMP SPRING SIDEWALK SALE
Historic Angels Camp holds a day of sales, music and raffle. Downtown Angels Camp (209) 743-6748.
CELEBRATING WHOLENESS EXPO
A day of spiritual healers, musicians, dancers, artisans, and purveyors of healthful foods and natural remedies. Performance by the Eclectic Caravan Dancers 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sonora Opera Hall, 250 S. Washington St., Sonora. Free. (209) 532-6531.
32ND ANNUAL HOME AND GARDEN SHOW
Over 100 vendors, free parking and shuttle service. Mother Lode Fairgrounds, 220 Southgate Drive, Sonora. Free. (209) 588-4560.
FAMILY HEALTH AND WELLNESS FAIR
Informational event featuring free medical and dental screening, counseling services and community health programs 9 a.m.-3 p.m. St. Stanislaus Community Center, 1416 Maze Blvd., Modesto. Free. (209) 340-3218.
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT FORUM
Event will focus on gathering input on the future of Modesto. 5-7 p.m. Downtown Modesto Plaza, 10th St. Place. Free. (209) 571-5125.
FASHION SHOWAND LUNCHEON
Fund-raiser for Catholic Daughters of the Americas. 11 a.m. Elks Lodge-Modesto, 645 Charity Way. $35. (209) 529-2940.
MOMS, DADS AND GRADS SHOPPING BOUTIQUE
Gifts for the upcoming holidays; bring three nonperishable food items. Proceeds benefit local food pantry.9 a.m.-4 p.m. Stanislaus County Fairgrounds, 900 N. Broadway, Turlock. $1. (209) 648-2119.
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.
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.
FOREVER YOUNG DANCE 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
April 13, West Coast Swing. 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 at the Modesto Senior Center, ballroom dances and lesson. 7-11 p.m. 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 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.
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.
ISRAELI DANCE CLASSES
Through April 28
7-9:30 p.m., Sundays Congregation Beth Shalom, 1705 Sherwood Ave., Modesto. 5 classes for $30.(209) 571-6060.
TANGO DANCE CLASS
Through April 25
7-8 p.m., Thursdays Merced Senior Community Center, 15th and O streets, Merced. $16 for four lessons. (209) 385-6298.