Pow Wow returns to MJC
The 50th Intertribal Pow Wow returns the culture and traditions of the American Indian people to Modesto Junior College on April 21.
Open to the public and admission-free, the event includes traditional entertainment and activities, arts, crafts, food and more.
Gourd dancing at 11:30 a.m. kicks off the activities with a traditional opening ceremony at noon that features singers and dancers accompanied by drum groups who will honor veterans.
The Pow Wow is co-sponsored by the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wok Indians and Black Oak Casino.
The event runs 11 a.m.-7 p.m. April 21 at MJC's East Campus Quad, 435 College Avenue, Modesto. The Pow Wow will move to the Ag Center pavilion if it rains. For more information, call (209) 575-6700.
Cambodian New Year
The public is invited to help celebrate the Cambodian New Year this weekend at the Modesto Cambodian Buddhist Temple.
Traditional religious ceremonies, dancing, live music, food samples, games and more are planned for the event,
According to a press release, Maha Songkran is the name of the first day, celebrated today, and marks the end of one year and the beginning of a new one; Virak Wanabat, the second day (Saturday), reminds people to contribute to the less fortunate; and Tngay Leoung Sak is the final day (Sunday), when attendants bathe the Buddha statues and their elders' hands and feet with perfumed water, done to bring longevity, good luck, happiness and prosperity in life.
The event runs from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. today-Sunday at the temple,1538 Grimes Ave., Modesto, and is admission free. Call (209) 614-5465.
Feeding America benefit
Music will mark the Support Your Community benefit for Feeding America's local food bank next weekend at Theater 417 in Modesto.
Performers for the show will include the Josh Rosenblum Band, The Neighborhood, Clockwork Hero, The Thought of Yesterday along with others.
Tickets are $10 for those 18 and over show. Doors open at 7 p.m. with the show at 8 p.m. April 20 at Theater 417, 417 7th St., Modesto.
Roy Rogers at Black Oak
Grammy award-winning producer and songwriter Roy Rogers will perform with the Delta River Kings on Saturday at the Black Oak Casino in Tuolumne.
Rogers, one of the premier slide guitarists performing today, takes the stage at 9 p.m. in the Willow Creek Lounge at Black Oak, 7 miles east of Sonora off Highway 108 in Tuolumne County.
The show is admission free. For more, call (877) 747-8777 or see www.blackoakcasino.com.