CALENDAR: Events across the region

May 9, 2013 

ART

BARKIN' DOG GRILL

(209) 572-2341

May 16, Third Thursday Art Walk. 5-9 p.m. 940 11th St., Modesto.

BUILDING IMAGINATION CENTER

(209) 585-6712

Through May 31, "Wonderwall," "Leather, Linen, and Lace" and "3 Hearts"; May 16, Third Thursday Art Walk. 1009 J St., Modesto.

C'EST JOLI

(209) 324-7111

Ongoing art by Brad and Nancy Hawn. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. 920 13th St., Modesto.

CARNEGIEARTS CENTER

(209) 632-5761

May 19, Gallery Talk with winners of the Spring Juried Art Show, 2 p.m. Through June 9, "The Face of Islam: Photographs of the Middle East and Central Asia; Through June 30, Spring Juried Art Show. Gallery hours:10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays. 250 N. Broadway, Turlock. $7 general; $6 members and seniors.

KRISTI PHIPPEN GALLERY-CENTRAL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL

(209) 524-9611

Through May 15, Spring Student Art Show Gallery Hours: 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. Central Catholic High School, 200 S. Carpenter Road, Modesto.

CENTRAL CALIFORNIA ART ASSOCIATION AND MISTLIN GALLERY

(209) 529-3369

May 16, Third Thursday Art Walk; Through July 13, 60th annual Spring 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

CHARTREUSE MUSE GALLERY AND ART SCHOOL

(209) 522-0935

May 16, 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.

(209) 579-2173

May 16, 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

DEZIGNZ

(209) 846-0889

May 16, Third Thursday Art Walk. 1012 15th St., Modesto.

DOWNTOWN MODESTO

(209) 529-9303

May 16, Third Thursday Art Walk. 5-9 p.m. 16th Street between H and I streets.

FIRST STREET FRAME CO.

(209) 667-7332

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.

GALLERY 909

(209) 667-3959

May 16, Third Thursday Art Walk. Ongoing, art by California State University, Stanislaus, students.909 Tenth St., Modesto.

INTRINSIC ELEMENTS

(209) 534-1702

May 16, Third Thursday Art Walk. 5-9 p.m. 1214 J St., Modesto.

MERCED MULTICULTURAL ARTS CENTER

(209) 388-1090

Through June 28, seventh annual California Centered: Printmaking Exhibition. 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

(209) 324-1543

May 16, Third Thursday Art Walk. 1303 J St., Modesto.

PEER RECOVERY ARTS PROJECT

(209) 581-1695

May 16, Third Thursday Art Walk. 1222 J St., Modesto.

REMEMBER WHEN

(209) 544-1385

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

(209) 869-4804

Ongoing, Carol Earle and Eva Williams. Exhibit hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. 1021 I St., Modesto. Free.

TREWIN FRAMERY

(209) 818-6004

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.

UNIQUEBOUTIQUES

(209) 523-3000

Ongoing, 10 local artists. Exhibit hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. 180 Leveland Lane, Modesto.

DANCE

DANCE CONCERT

May 17-18

8 p.m. California State University, Stanislaus, Mainstage Theatre, 1 University Circle, Turlock. (209) 667-3959. www.csustan.edu/SOA

FESTIVALS & FAIRS

MOTHER LODE RODEO AND PARADE

May 10-12

Mother Lode Fairgrounds, 220 Southgate Drive, Sonora. (209) 928-9318. www.moterloderoundup.com

2013 CALAVERAS COUNTY FAIR AND FROG JUMP

May 16-19

Popular fair featuring entertainment, food, exhibits and the famous frog jumping competition. Calaveras County Fairgrounds, 2465 Gun Club Road, Angels Camp. www.frogtown.org/" target="_blank">http://www.frogtown.org/

COMMUNITY SAFETY SATURDAY FAIR

May 18

Family event focusing on youth, family and community safety. Special guests include Dot-Marie Jones, who appears on television's "Glee" and Marc Klaas, founder of the KlaasKids Foundation. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Hilmar Cheese Company Visitor Center, 9001 N. Lander Ave.

COULTERVILLE COYOTE HOWL AND CAR SHOW

May 18

Parade, classic car show, music and the popular coyote howl competition. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Coulterville Park, Junction Highways 49 and 132. Free. (209) 878-3015.

MODESTO FAMILY CYCLING FESTIVAL

May 18

Annual festival and Harvest Moon Criterium Bike Race. Festival, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Criterium, 6 a.m.-4 p.m. Downtown Modesto, 10th and I streets (209) 571-5193.

OAKDALE CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL

May 18-19

Yearly event celebrating all things chocolate. Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m.-5p.m. Wood Park, Highways 120 and 108, Oakdale. www.oakdalechamber.com

CENTRAL VALLEY KNIGHTS CAR SHOW AND CRUISE

May 24

Benefit for the Modesto Vets Center. 4-9 p.m. Regal Modesto Stadium 10, 3969 McHenry Ave., Modesto. (209) 521-2675.

SPRING PEDDLERS FAIRE

May 25-26

More than 70 booths of antiques, collectibles and crafts. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Downtown Arnold www.gocalaveras.com

OPEN COCKPIT DAY

May 26

Various aircraft will be open for viewing. The event also will feature helicopter rides, youth activities, vendors and food. Castle Air Museum, 5050 Santa Fe Drive, Atwater. $5-$12. (209) 723-2178. www.castleairmuseum.org

GALLO CENTERFOR THE ARTS

MSO:CARMINA BURANA

May 10-11

Modesto Symphony Orchestra presentation. 8 p.m.

"PETER PAN: THE MUSICAL"

May 10-12

Presented by Modesto Christian Performing Arts. 7 p.m., Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 2 p.m., Saturday.

SANCTUS REAL WITH JJ HELLER

May 16

Christian rock artists. 7:30 p.m.

JEANNE ROBERTSON

May 17

Comedienne and professional speaker. 8 p.m.

"PYGMALION"

May 17-25

The classic play that inspired "My Fair Lady." Fridays and first Saturday, 8 p.m., Saturdays, 2 p.m.

JOSH PFEIFFER

May 18

Ticket proceeds will be donated to American Cancer Society, Habitat For Humanity, and American Red Cross 7 p.m.

ALEX RAMON: ILLUSION FUSION

May 22

A fresh approach on magic by a modern-day showman. 7 p.m.

DWIGHT YOAKAM

May 25

Country music artist. 8 p.m.

MSO: LET'S GO TO THE MOVIES

May 31

Modesto Symphony Orchestra performs concert of movie music from world renown cinematic composer John Williams and Disney movies and musicals. 8 p.m.

The Gallo Center for the Arts is located at 1000 I St., Modesto. Box office (209) 338-2100. www.galloarts.org.

MUSIC

SPRING WINDS FESTIVAL 2013

Through May 11

May 4, Kayte Leonard, flute; May 11, Mark Twomey, saxophone. Gottschalk Music Center, 133 Burney, Modesto. $25 . (209) 523-5326.

TWISTED FOLK 2013 SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

Through Aug. 16

June 8, David Lindley; June 29, Mumbo Gumbo; July 5, Uncle Bonsai; July 13, Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks; July 27, Jeffrey Broussard and the Creole Cowboys; Aug. 2, The Deadly Gentlemen; Aug. 16, Mollie O'Brien and Rich Moore. Twisted Oak Winery-Vallecito, 4280 Red Hill Road. www.twistedoak.com/concerts

CHRIS BOTTI

May 12

7:30 p.m. Turlock Community Theatre, 1574 E. Canal Drive, Turlock. $49-$74. (209) 668-1169. www.turlocktheatre.org

28TH ANNUAL STUDENT COMPOSITION FESTIVAL

May 14

5 and 8 p.m. California State University, Stanislaus, Snider Recital Hall, One University Circle, Turlock. (209) 667-3959. www.csustan.edu/SOA

WIND ENSEMBLE CONCERT

May 16

7:30 p.m. California State University, Stanislaus, Snider Recital Hall, One University Circle, Turlock. (209) 667-3959. www.csustan.edu/SOA

TURLOCK UKE JAMZ

May 18

All ages and skill levels welcome. 10:30 a.m. Carnegie Arts Center, 250 N. Broadway, Turlock. Free. www.turlockukejamz.org

THE MODESTO TRADITIONAL JAZZ SOCIETY

May 19

Jambalaya Jazztet. Free to first time visitors. Noon jam sets; 1 p.m. featured band. Third Sundays. Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, 1612 Sisk Road, Modesto. $8-$12. (209) 524-3517.

JAZZ COMBOS CONCERT

May 17

7:30 p.m. California State University, Stanislaus, Snider Recital Hall, One University Circle, Turlock. (209) 667-3959. www.csustan.edu/SOA

MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT

May 27

The Calaveras Community Band will play patriotic, swing and show tunes. 6:30 p.m. Murphys Park, Algiers and Main streets, Murphys.

THE STATE THEATRE

FILM: "TO THE WONDER"

Through May 11

New feature from Terrence Malick explores the complexities of love in all its forms. Call for times.

FILM: "THESAPPHIRES"

Through May 17

Film follows four Aboriginal girls as they learn about love, friendship and war when their all-girl group the Sapphires entertains the U.S. troops in Vietnam in 1968. Call for times.

LEMONAID NIGHT WITH PAPA DOO RUN RUN

May 10

UCP Stanislaus, Leadership Modesto Class of 2012 and Lemonade Day fund-raising concert. 7 p.m. $15-$80.

FILM: "GINGER AND ROSA"

May 11-23

Tells two early-coming-of-age stories, one political, one emotional set on 1963 London. Call for times.

SCIENCE ON SCREEN: "JURASSIC PARK"

May 12

Presentation by Garry Hayes, M.S., a noted geologist, local scientist and popular geology instructor at Modesto Junior College. Part of the State's "Science on Screen" series. Moms get in free. 3 p.m.

FILM: "THE ANGEL'S SHARE"

May 17-26

Winner of the 2012 Cannes Film Festival Jury Prize, "The Angel's Share" is a bittersweet comedy following a young, new father as he tries to shed his criminal past. Call for times

THE GREG KIHN BAND

May 18

8 p.m. $28-$35.

FILM: "MILDRED PIERCE

May 19

Joan Crawford won an Oscar for her role as a waitress turned successful businesswoman whose ungrateful daughter (Ann Blyth) competes with her for the affection of her husband. Presented by the Modesto Film Society. 3 p.m.

NA'AN STOP

May 24

Na'an Stop, one of the fastest rising bands on the Colorado music scene, is bringing its non-top energy, reggae sound and original lyrics to The State. 8 p.m. $13-$15.

FILM: "THE RELUCTANT FUNDAMENTALIST

May 25-31

The film follows a successful, young Pakistani man living in New York and Pakistan as he struggles to find an identity in a post 9/11 world. Call for times.

The State Theatre is at 1307 J St., Modesto. Call (209) 527-4697. www.thestate.org

TALENT

AUDITIONS: "AS YOU LIKE IT"

May 11

Filling 22 roles for men and women as part of Merced Shakespeare Fest. 10 a.m. Playhouse Merced, 452 W. Main St., Merced. (209) 723-3265.

YOUNG MASTER COMPOSERS CONTEST

Through May 17

Annual contest for kids aged 8-18 for them to showcase their musical talents. Full details and entry form available online. Entries due May 17. Mariposa County Arts Council, 5009 Fifth St., Mariposa. (209) 966-3155. http://tinyurl.com/mso2013ymcc

THEATER

"CHURCH BASEMENTLADIES"

Through May 19

A musical celebration of the church basement kitchen and the women who work there, featuring four distinct characters as they organize the food and solve the problems of a rural Minnesota church about to undergo changes in 1965. 8 p.m. Saturday; 7 p.m. Thursday-Friday; 2 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. Fallon House Theatre, 11175 Washington St., Columbia. (209) 532-3120. www.sierrarep.com/

"OTHER DESERT CITIES"

Through May 19

Jon Robin Baitzs' play balancing comedy and intense family drama. 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Stage 3 Theatre, 208 S. Green St., Sonora. $12-$22. (209) 536-1778.

"MERCED BORN AND RAISED"

Through May 12

Seven one-act plays written by locals. Friday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Sunday, 2 p.m. Playhouse Merced, 452 W. Main St., Merced. $8-$20. (209) 725-8587.

"LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS"

Through May 12

7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Oakdale High School Theater, 739 W. G St. $8. (209) 847-3007.

"A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM"

May 11

Presentation from the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival. Noon. Modesto Library, 1500 I St., Modesto. Free. (209) 558-7810.

MYSTERY DINNER THEATRE

May 17-25

Presented by the West Side Players, the show promises mystery, murder and laughs. Fridays-Saturdays, 7 p.m. West Side Theatre, 1331 Main St., Newman. $25, reservations required. (209) 862-4490. www.westsidetheatre.org

"SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS"

May 31-June 23

A touching and human comedy about a formidable retired woman who hires an acerbic dance instructor to give her private dance lessons. 7 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday and Wednesday. East Sonora-Sierra Repertory Theatre, 13891 Mono Way, Sonora. $18-$32. (209) 532-3120.

"NICKEL AND DIMED"

June 7-23

Examination of the effects of bottom-line and welfare reform on working-class America. Center Stage Conservatory presentation. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Lower Level Studios, 948 11th St., Suite 1. $10. (209) 846-0179.

CASINOS

CHICKEN RANCH

(800) 752-4646

16929 Chicken Ranch Road, Jamestown. (209) 984-4806. www.chickenranchcasino.com/

THUNDER VALLEY

(877) 468-8777

1200 Athens Ave., Lincoln. www.thundervalleycasino.com

CHUKCHANSIGOLD

(866) 794-6946

711 Lucky Lane, Coarsegold. www.chukchansigold.com

JACKSON RANCHERIA

(800) 822-9466

12222 New York Ranch Road, Jackson. www.jacksoncasino.com

RED HAWK CASINO

(888) 573-3495

1 Red Hawk Parkway, Placerville. www.redhawkcasino.com

BLACK OAK

(877) 747-8777

May 10, Fast Times 80's Party; May 11, Aces Up; May 15, David Knopfler; May 17, Young Dubliners; May 18, Rick Estrin and the Nightcats; May 24, The Cheeseballs; May 25, Whisky Dawn; May 30, Comedy Showcase; May 31, Tom Rigney and Flambeau. 19400 Tuolumne Road North, Tuolumne. www.blackoakcasino.com.

CACHE CREEK

(800) 772-2243

14455 Highway 16, Brooks. www.cachecreek.com

FOOD & FUN

SIERRA RAILROAD DINNER TRAIN

Ongoing

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

VFW BREAKFAST

Ongoing

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.

VFW DINNER

Ongoing

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

Ongoing

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

Ongoing

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

Ongoing

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

Ongoing

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.

MODESTO VFW HAMBURGER NIGHTS

Ongoing

VFW Auxiliary weekly hamburger nights. Hamburgers, cheeseburgers, fries. 4-8 p.m. Fridays. Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall-Modesto, 2801 W. Hatch Road. $6-$7. (209) 668-9710.

MODESTO CERTIFIED FARMERS MARKET

7 a.m-1 p.m. Thursdays, Saturdays. 16th Street, between H and I Streets, Modesto.

MERCED CERTIFIED FARMERS' MARKET

Ongoing

8 a.m.-noon. Saturday. 19th andN Streets, Merced. (209) 667-2916.

FOE BREAKFAST

Ongoing

Hosted by Fraternal Order of Eagles. 8-11 a.m. First Sundays. Eagles Hall, 126 Camellia Way, Modesto. $5. (209) 577-2298.

STEAK NIGHT

Ongoing

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

Ongoing

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

Thursdays

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

ODD FELLOWSBREAKFAST

May 11

Every month on the second Sunday. 7-11 a.m. La Grange IOOF Hall, Yosemite Avenue at Main Street. $6. (209) 853-2128.

MERCED CERTIFIED FARMERS' MARKET

May 15

8 a.m.-noon. Wednesdays through December. Promenade Shopping Center, Yosemite and Paulson, Merced. (209) 667-2916.

TURLOCK FARMERS MARKET

Fridays

Seasonal produce, fresh food highlighting local ingredients, and unique hand-crafted items. Four evening markets also will be held June 7, July 5, Sept. 6 and Oct. 25. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Downtown Turlock (209) 225-8177.

TWAIN HARTE A LA CARTE

May 18

Wine tasting and gourmet food event, proceeds benefit local charities and projects. 5-7 p.m. Downtown Twain Harte $35. (209) 591-3333.

OMELET BREAKFAST FUND-RAISER

May 19

Benefit for area students. 7-11:30 a.m. American Legion Hall, 1001 S. Santa Cruz Ave. . $7. (209) 551-8060.

ODDS & ENDS

CLASSIC AIRCRAFT DISPLAYS

Ongoing

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

TELESCOPE NIGHT

Ongoing

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.

AIRCRAFT DISPLAY

Ongoing

9 a.m.-2 p.m. fourth Saturdays. Turlock Municipal Airport, 13602 Newport Road, Turlock. (209) 620-6312.

RAILTOWN 1897 STATE HISTORIC PARK

May 11

Railtown 1897 Celebrates Railroading As Part of "National Train Day" Saturdays-Sundays 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; trains depart 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Railtown 1897, Jamestown. $6-$13. (209) 984-3953. www.railtown1897.org

AIRPLANE EXHIBIT

Ongoing

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.

MOTHER LODE WEAVERS AND SPINNERS GUILD

May 14

10 a.m. Church of the 49ers, 11155 Jackson St., Columbia. (209) 588-1514. www.mlwsguild.org

TOASTMASTER'S

Ongoing

7 p.m., Tuesdays Denny's, 1525 McHenry Ave., Modesto. (209) 576-2688.

MODESTO BIKE TO WORK DAY

May 10

Hosted by the City of Modesto, this event celebrates cycling commuters with free breakfast, T-shirts, a drawing and all-day bicycle parking to those participating. 6 a.m.-8:30 a.m. 1010 10th St. Plaza, Modesto. (209) 571-5193.

ESKI FEST AG FAIR

May 11

Celebrating 75 years of FFA at EHS with vendors, ag displays, barbecue and more. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Escalon High School , 1528 Yosemite Ave., Escalon. (209) 402-7567.

RIDE FOR MOM

May 11

Awareness for cancer prevention event with bike ride events and a lifestyle fair. Johansen High School, 641 Norseman Drive, Modesto. (209) 345-4870. www.rideformom.com

RINA'S RUN AND HEALTH FAIR

May 11

5k and half marathon. 7 a.m. Ripon High School, 301 N. Acacia Ave. www.rinasrun.com

WALK-N-ROLL FUND-RAISER

May 11

Fund-raiser for Spina Bifida featuring vintage car and custom motorcycle show, food and drink, raffle prizes, vendor booths and live music with Blackrose. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Intersport Fitness Center, 4847 Stratos Way, Modesto. (209) 601-4230 or (209) 480-9309.

TURLOCK GARDEN CLUB

May 13

Club will hold a plant sale. Guests are welcome. Noon. Turlock Senior Center, 1191 Cahill. (209) 668-4808.

STANISLAUS AUDUBON AND SIERRA CLUB

May 17

Speaker will be Keith Hansen on "A Green Year of Birding." Guests welcome. 7 p.m. College Avenue Congregational Church, Fellowship Hall, 1341 College Ave. . Free. (209) 985-1232.

A SALUTE TO AMERICAN GRAFFITI FUND-RAISER

May 18

Event includes lunch, classic car display and entertainment. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Charity Ballroom, 645 Charity Way, Modesto. $35. (209) 213-7818.

BABY ANIMAL SHOWER FUND-RAISER

May 18

Benefit for the Stanislaus Wildlife Center, the community is invited for a day of children's activities, refreshments and of course, animals. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Fox Grove Fishing Access, Geer Road at the Tuolumne River, Hughson. Free. (209) 883-9414.

ROSE DAY

May 18

Celebration of roses through rose displays, vendors, expert presentations and guided walks through Columbia's roses. Tours, 11 a.m. & 2:15 p.m., event hours, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Columbia Historic State Park, Eagle Cotage, Main and State streets. Free. (209) 532-8673.

RIPON RELAY FOR LIFE

May 18-19

24-hour walk and fund-raiser to end cancer. 9 a.m. Ripon High School, 301 N. Acacia Ave.

ELKS FUND-RAISER SALE

May 24-25

Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Elks Lodge-Modesto, 645 Charity Way. (209) 883-1082.

GRAFFITI CAR SHOW AND FESTIVAL

June 7-9

Classic and custom car show, festival including cars, food and music. Downtown car parade on Friday night, Grand Marshall, George Lucas. Sponsored by North Modesto Kiwanis Club. 7 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Modesto Junior College, West Campus, 2201 Blue Gum Ave. $7; free under age 12. 888- 746-9763.

DANCE CLUBS

TANGO DANCE CLUB

Ongoing

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

Ongoing

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

Ongoing

7:30-10 p.m., Wednesdays. Turlock Senior Center, 1191 Cahill.

FOREVER YOUNG DANCE CLUB

Ongoing

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.

MANTECA SENIOR DANCE

Ongoing

Rock'n Country Band. 1-4 p.m. Fourth Sunday. Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane. $4. (209) 825-0116.

USA DANCE BALLROOM DANCING

Ongoing

May 11, Country 2-Step. 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

Ongoing

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

Ongoing

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

ROUND ROBINS

Ongoing

7-8:30 p.m. Oakdale Grange Hall, Lambuth and F streets, Oakdale. $4. (209) 526-4452.

LINE DANCINGFOR SENIORS

Ongoing

10:15-11 a.m. Wednesdays. Ceres Community Center, 2701 Fourth St. Free. (209) 538-5628.

ESCALON SENIOR DANCE

Third Sunday

Featuring Rock 'n Country Band.1-4 p.m. Escalon Community Center, 1055 Escalon Bellota Road. $4. (209) 534-7663.

TURLOCK STEPPIN PARDS

Ongoing

Square dance club workshop nights. 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays. American Legion Hall - Turlock, 75 Bothun Road. (209) 667-7292. www.ccsda.org/pards" target="_blank">http://www.ccsda.org/pards

SENIOR CITIZENS DANCE AND POTLUCK

Ongoing

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

Ongoing

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.

CAROUSEL BALLROOM DANCE CLUB

Ongoing

Dinner, cocktails and dancing to live music. Guest couples welcome. 6 p.m. cocktails, 7-8 p.m. dinner, 8-11 p.m. dancing. DoubleTree Hotel, 1150 9th St., Modesto. (209) 524-7795.

COFFEEHOUSES

MODESTO BAHA'I CENTER

(209) 579-1946

First and third Fridays, Cafe Night. 1100 Carver Road, Suite 10.

HUGHSON COFFEECOMPANY

(209) 883-0828

Ongoing live music. 6724 E. Whitmore, Suite J.

QUEEN BEAN COFFEE HOUSE

(209) 521-8000

May 18, "Super Cool Music Party" with Michael and Jeanne; May 31, "Skool is out — Summer is in" concert. Free, all age event. 6-8 p.m. Sundays, open mic. 1126 14th St., Modesto.

COMEDY

TURLOCK COMMUNITY THEATRE

(209) 668-1169

May 17, Joan Rivers, internationally renowned comedienne. Show for mature audiences only. 7:30 p.m. Turlock Community Theatre, 1574 E. Canal Drive, Turlock. $49-$69. www.turlocktheatre.org

FILM

FILM: "BRAVO"

May 18

Tells the story of the 77-day siege of Khe Sanh during the Tet offensive. 5 and 8 p.m. Columbia College Dogwood Theatre, 1160 Columbia College Drive, Sonora. $10. (209) 588-1505. www.vietnamveterans391.org

FOR KIDS

PARA LOS NINOS PROGRAM

Saturdays

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

Ongoing

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.

BACKYARD BOOKWORMS

Ongoing

Nature themed story and activity hour. 10 a.m., first and third Fridays. Great Valley Museum, 1100 Stoddard Ave., Modesto. Free. (209) 575-6196.

SCIENCE SATURDAY: "YOGURT IS ALIVE!"

May 11

Students will learn all about yogurt through examination and hands-on activities led by a professor. Space is limited and reservations are required. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. California State University Stanislaus, Naraghi Hall of Science, One University Center, Turlock. Free. (209) 667-3311.

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