BARKIN' DOG GRILL
June 20, Third Thursday Art Walk.5-9 p.m. 940 11th St., Modesto.
BUILDING IMAGINATION CENTER
Through May 31, "Wonderwall," "Leather, Linen, and Lace" and "3 Hearts"; June 20, 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
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.
CENTRAL CALIFORNIA ART ASSOCIATION AND MISTLIN GALLERY
June 20, 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
June 20, 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.
June 20, 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
June 20, Third Thursday Art Walk. 1012 15th St., Modesto.
June 20, Third Thursday Art Walk. 5-9 p.m. 16th Street between H andI streets.
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.
June 20, Third Thursday Art Walk. Ongoing, art by California State University, Stanislaus, students. 909 Tenth St., Modesto.
June 20, Third Thursday Art Walk.5-9 p.m. 1214 J St., Modesto.
MERCED MULTICULTURAL ARTS CENTER
Through June 28, 7th 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
June 20, Third Thursday Art Walk. 1303 J St., Modesto.
PEER RECOVERYARTS PROJECT
June 20, Third Thursday Art Walk. 1222 J St., Modesto.
May 19, Spring Sunday Fine Art Concert Series Gallery Hours: 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. 8317 Main St., Mokelumne Hill. www.gallerypetroglyphe.com
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.
Through June 23, New art by Patti Borden. Gallery Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursdays-Mondays. 48 S. Washington St., Sonora. www.ventanagallery.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
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.
GALLO CENTERFOR THE ARTS
Comedienne and professional speaker. 8 p.m.
The classic play that inspired "My Fair Lady." Fridays and first Saturday, 8 p.m., Saturdays, 2 p.m.
Ticket proceeds will be donated to American Cancer Society, Habitat For Humanity, and American Red Cross 7 p.m.
ALEX RAMON: ILLUSION FUSION
A fresh approach on magic by a modern-day showman. 7 p.m.
Country music artist. 8 p.m.
MSO: LET'S GO TO THE MOVIES
Modesto Symphony Orchestra performs concert of movie music from world renown cinematic composer John Williams and Disney movies and musicals. 8 p.m.
Ever try to get a big gathering of relatives to pose for a photo? Our 120 Center Stage Kids do just that as they sing, act and dance their way through this tender, lively, entertaining musical theater production celebrating the bonds of family. 2 and 7 p.m.
The Gallo Center for the Arts is located at 1000 I St., Modesto. Box office (209) 338-2100. __lt__a href="http://www.galloarts.org" target="_blank"__gt__www.galloarts.org__lt__/a__gt__.
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.
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
JAZZ COMBOS CONCERT
7:30 p.m. California State University, Stanislaus, Snider Recital Hall, One University Circle, Turlock. (209) 667-3959. www.csustan.edu/SOA
SPRING SUNDAY FINE ART CONCERT SERIES
Featuring violinists Joseph Gold and Debbie Dare. 3:30-6 p.m. Petroglyphe Gallery, 8317 Main St., Mokelumne Hill. $21-$23. (209) 286-1387. www.gallerypetroglyphe.com
WINDS IN THE SEQUOIAS
A night of chamber wind music from The Motherlode Woodwind Quintet and a sampling of food and fine wine. 4 p.m. Calaveras Big Trees, Jack Knight Hall, Calaveras Big Trees State Park. $25. (209) 795-3840. woodwind.eventshot.com
MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT
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: "THE SAPPHIRES"
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.
FILM: "GINGER AND ROSA"
Through May 23
Tells two early-coming-of-age stories, one political, one emotional set on 1963 London. Call for times.
FILM: "SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK"
Through May 17
The Oscar-winning dark comedy starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence. Call for times.
FILM: "THE ANGEL'S SHARE"
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
FILM: "PLEASE DON'T EAT THE DAISIES"
Classic starring Doris Day, part of the CareMore Senior film series. 10:30 a.m. $4.
THE GREG KIHN BAND
8 p.m. $28-$35.
FILM: "MILDRED PIERCE
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, 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
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.
FILM: "AMERICAN GRAFFITI"
6:30 p.m. $3.
The State Theatre is at1307 J St., Modesto. Call (209) 527-4697. __lt__a href="http://www.thestate.org" target="_blank"__gt__www.thestate.org__lt__/a__gt__
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
AUDITIONS: "THE BULLY BUSTER RIDES AGAIN"
Parts available for two men and women ages 18-25. This educational production will tour area schools from September 2013-June 2014. Selected actors will be compensated. 4-6 p.m. Gallo Center for the Arts, 1000 I St., Modesto. (209) 338-5060. www.galloarts.org
"CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES"
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/
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.
MYSTERY DINNER THEATRE
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"
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.
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
8 p.m. California State University, Stanislaus, Mainstage Theatre, 1 University Circle, Turlock. (209) 667-3959. www.csustan.edu/SOA
FESTIVALS & FAIRS
2013 CALAVERAS COUNTY FAIR AND FROG JUMP
Through May 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"__gt__http://
COMMUNITY SAFETY SATURDAY FAIR
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.
MODESTO FAMILY CYCLING FESTIVAL
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.
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
Benefit for the Modesto Vets Center. 4-9 p.m. Regal Modesto Stadium 10, 3969 McHenry Ave., Modesto. (209) 521-2675.
MANTECA MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
A weekend of events including food, music, 5k run/walk and ceremonies honoring our nation's veterans. Various locations (209) 239-1371. thememorialweekend.org
SPRING PEDDLERS FAIRE
More than 70 booths of antiques, collectibles and crafts. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Downtown Arnold www.gocalaveras.com
OPEN COCKPIT DAY
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
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
Family friendly film about a lovable robot looking for friendship on an abandoned Earth. 2 p.m. Tuolumne County Library, 480 Greenley Road, Sonora. Free. (209) 533-5507. www.tuolcolib.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.
RAILTOWN 1897 STATE HISTORIC PARK
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
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.
7 p.m., Tuesdays Denny's, 1525 McHenry Ave., Modesto. (209) 576-2688.
CAP AND GOWN FESTIVAL
Merced's biggest outdoor event that celebrates local graduates. 5-10 p.m. Downtown Merced, Merced. (209) 385-6232. www.cityofmerced.org
STANISLAUS AUDUBON AND SIERRA CLUB
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.
PADDLETO THE SEA
May 17-June 23
An ongoing paddle-a-thon to protect the Tuolumne river and raise awareness for river stewardship. 888- 994-3344. www.paddletothesea.org
1825 FRONTIER LIVING HISTORY EVENT
Families are invited to go back in time to learn old world trades and activities, watch historic reenactments and shop the best in frontier wares. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Bettencourt Family Ranch , Winton. Free.
BABY ANIMAL SHOWER FUND-RAISER
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.
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 Cottage, Main and State streets. Free. (209) 532-8673.
RIPON RELAYFOR LIFE
24-hour walk and fund-raiser to end cancer. 9 a.m. Ripon High School, 301 N. Acacia Ave.
A SALUTE TO AMERICAN GRAFFITI FUND-RAISER
Event includes lunch, classic car display and entertainment. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Charity Ballroom, 645 Charity Way, Modesto. $35. (209) 213-7818.
Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Elks Lodge-Modesto, 645 Charity Way. (209) 883-1082.
GUIDED TOUR OF MODESTO ARCHITECTURE
Guided walking tour. 1-3 p.m. Building Imagination Center, 1009 J St., Modesto. Free. modestoartmuseum.org/pages/tours.htm
DIGGINS 1852 LIVING HISTORY EVENT
May 30-June 2
More than 100 costumed volunteers recreate an 1850s mining camp that features various activities and demonstrations of the era. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Columbia Historic State Park, Main and State streets. $1 child, $5 adult. (209) 588-9128. www.parks.ca.gov/columbia
MODESTO GARDEN CLUB TABLE VIEWING
Guests are invited to view 31 decorated table displays. 1-6 p.m. Del Rio Country Club, 801 Stewart Road, Modesto. $10, tickets available at the door. www.modestogardenclub.org
GRAFFITI CAR SHOW AND FESTIVAL
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.
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.
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.
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
June 8, Argentine Tango. 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 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) 996-0844. www.ccsda.org/pards" target="_blank"__gt__http://
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.
CAROUSEL BALLROOM DANCE CLUB
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.
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, 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.
MODESTO VFW HAMBURGER NIGHTS
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
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. $6.(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
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.
MERCED CERTIFIED FARMERS' MARKET
8 a.m.-noon. Wednesdays through December. Promenade Shopping Center, Yosemite and Paulson, Merced. (209) 667-2916.
TURLOCK FARMERS MARKET
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.
PATTERSON CERTIFIED FARMERS MARKET
4-8 p.m. True Value Shopping Center, Corner of Ward Avenue and Las Palmas, Patterson.
TWAIN HARTE A LA CARTE
Wine tasting and gourmet food event, proceeds benefit local charities and projects. 5-7 p.m. Downtown Twain Harte $35. (209) 591-3333.
Proceeds benefit the Riverbank Historical Society 8 a.m.-noon. Riverbank Community Center, 3600 Santa Fe St. $3 child, $7 adult. (209) 838-3340.
OMELET BREAKFAST FUND-RAISER
Benefit for area students. 7-11:30 a.m. American Legion Hall, 1001 S. Santa Cruz Ave. $7. (209) 551-8060.
PARA LOS NINOSPROGRAM
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.
Nature themed story and activity hour. 10 a.m., first and third Fridays. Great Valley Museum, 1100 Stoddard Ave., Modesto. Free. (209) 575-6196.
24TH ANNUAL KIDS' FISH, SWIM AND PLAY DAY
Kids are welcome to fish, craft and enjoy free goodies and treats. First 75 children will receive a free tackle box and lure. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. San Luis Reservoir, Highway 152, O'Neill Forebay, Los Banos. Free, $10 car entry into park. (209) 827-5353.
SCIENCE ON SATURDAY: "MOUSE PAINT"
10-11 a.m. Great Valley Museum, 1100 Stoddard Ave., Modesto. $10 member, $13 nonmember. (209) 575-6196.