Calendar: Events in and around Modesto

June 12, 2013 

ART

BARKIN' DOG GRILL

(209) 572-2341

June 20, Third Thursday Art Walk. 5-9 p.m. 940 11th St., Modesto.

BUILDING IMAGINATION CENTER

(209) 585-6712

June 20, 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.

CARNEGIE ARTSCENTER

(209) 632-5761

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

(209) 529-3369

June 18-July 25, "Building Blocks and Childhood Structures" and Summer Members' Show; 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

(209) 522-0935

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.

(209) 579-2173

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

DEZIGNZ

(209) 846-0889

June 20, Third Thursday Art Walk. 1012 15th St., Modesto.

DOWNTOWN MODESTO

(209) 529-9303

June 20, Third Thursday Art Walk. 5-9 p.m. 16th Street between H andI 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

June 20, Third Thursday Art Walk. Ongoing, art by California State University, Stanislaus, students. 909 Tenth St., Modesto.

GALLERY CALAVERAS

(209) 754-1774

Through June 30, "Creatures in the Garden" exhibit. Gallery Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday; 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. Saturday. 22 Main St., San Andreas.

INTRINSIC ELEMENTS

(209) 534-1702

June 20, Third Thursday Art Walk. 5-9 p.m. 1214 J St., Modesto.

MERCED MULTICULTURAL ARTS CENTER

(209) 388-1090

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

(209) 324-1543

June 20, Third Thursday Art Walk. 1303 J St., Modesto.

PEER RECOVERY ARTS PROJECT

(209) 581-1695

June 20, 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.

UNIQUE BOUTIQUES

(209) 523-3000

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

GALLO CENTERFOR THE ARTS

THE PIANO GUYS

June 15

These classically-trained musicians create sophisticated new arrangements of everything from Beethoven's 5th Symphony to Coldplay's "Paradise," often weaving seemingly disparate pieces together to create something totally new. 2 and 8 p.m.

LIGHTS, CAMERA, DANCE

June 22

A tribute to the silver screen years of Hollywood, presented by the Dance Academy. Benefit for Sierra Vista Child and Family Services. Noon and 7 p.m.

MPA PRESENTS: "CABARET"

June 28-30

Popular musical tells the story of Sally Bowles' adventures in Berlin. before the start of the Third Reich. For mature audiences only. Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 2 p.m.

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

MUSIC

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.

TWISTED FOLK 2013 SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

Through Aug. 16

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

CONCERTSIN THE PARK

Through July 11

Annual MoBand musical series. June 20, Disco Fever; June 27, Rock, Roll and Remember; July 3, Patriotic Blast-off; July 11, It's Party Time. 8 p.m. Graceada Park, Sycamore and Needham streets, Modesto. Free. moband@aol.com or www.modestoband.org

25TH ANNUAL CERES CONCERTS IN THE PARK

Through July 16

June 18, Johnny Rocket and the Thrust and classic car show; June 25, Harlan Starr Band's Don and Joann; July 2, Ernie Bucio's Little Big Band; July 9, The Josh Rosenblum Band and InsideOut; July 16, Crossfire and God's Creation. Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. Whitmore Park, North Street between Second and Third streets, Ceres. Free. (209) 538-5782.

CITIZENS FOR RESPONSIBLE GROWTH MUSIC BENEFIT

June 14

Three local business will host numerous popular bands, including Thick Soup, Peggy Reza & Erich Quinn, Doodoo Wah and other performers. 1 p.m. Columbia Historic State Park, Main and State streets.

FIRST FRIDAYS IN THE PARK CONCERTS

June 14-Sept. 6

June 14, Sequoia; July 5, The Original Snail; Aug. 2, Jim Bailey and Plan B; Sep. 6, James Faifua and The Jukes. 5:30 p.m. Murphys Community Park, 505 Algiers St., Murphys. Free. (209) 728-8183. www.gocalavers.com/ murphys-community-club

THE HOPPERS

June 27

Award-winning group is known as America's favorite family of gospel music. 7 p.m. Orangeburg Baptist Church, 313 E. Orangeburg Ave., Modesto. $14-$25. (877) 392-9710. www.thehoppers.com

JOURNEY REVISITED

June 29

Tribute band sings the hits of Journey. 7 p.m. West Side Theatre, 1331 Main St., Newman. $17-$20. (209) 862-4490. www.westsidetheatre.org

ZYDECO DANCE PARTY

June 29

Music from The BluesBox Bayou Band. 7 p.m. Eagles Hall, 126 Camellia Way, Modesto. $10. (209) 526-3096.

THE STATE THEATRE

FILM: "THE ENGLISH TEACHER"

Through June 14

Film following a teacher and her efforts in helping a former student stage his dark and angst-ridden play. Starring Julianne Moore, Greg Kinnear and Nathan Lane. Call for times.

FILM: "TIGER EYES"

June 14-27

A 17-year-old girl sets out on a journey from heartbreak and confusion to transformation as she discovers love and life after tragedy. Call for times.

FILM: "BAREFOOT IN THE PARK"

June 15

Classic starring Robert Redford and Jane Fonda. Part of the CareMore Senior Film Series. 10:30 a.m. $4.

HOT RODS AND MAN FOOD: FATHER'S DAY EVENT

June 16

Honor Dad with a "man food" buffet of pizza, nachos and chili while watching "The Gumball Rally," the classic 1976 road race comedy starring Gary Busey and Raul Julia. 1 p.m. $4-$5 per person, $5 extra for buffet.

FILM: "AS COOL AS I AM"

June 17-22

A coming-of-age story about a smart young girl caught in small town America. Starring Claire Danes and James Marsden. Call for times.

THE STRAY CAT LEE ROCKER

June 21

Rocker made his mark with the legendary Stray Cats, singing, spinning and playing on his giant upright bass. 8 p.m. $25-$30.

FILM: "SHADOW DANCER"

June 22-July 4

A conspiracy thriller set around an act of betrayal within a tight-knit family. Starring Clive Owen and Gillian Anderson. Call for times.

LUV2DANCE ANNUALRECITAL

June 23

Dancers from age 3 all the way to 70 years young will perform tap, hip-hop, and break-dancing routines as they present their show, "Fancy Footwork." 2 p.m. $7-$10.

"MAN ON THE MOON: A TRIBUTE TO MICHAELJACKSON"

June 28-30

An original musical theater production that combines music and dance with choreography and a stage production by Strut Performing Arts. Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m., Sunday, 2 p.m.

The State Theatre is at1307 J St., Modesto. Call (209) 527-4697. www.thestate.org

TALENT

"42ND STREET" AUDITIONS

Through June 15

Modesto Performing Arts is seeking women and men age 16 and up for its August production of "42nd Street" to be held at the Gallo Center. Men must have good singing voices, no dancing required. Women must tap dance well. Call for audition details, or visit www. modestoperformingarts.org. (209) 524-5654.

THEATER

"SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS"

Through 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"

Through June 23

An 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.

2013 MJC NEW PLAYFEST

Through June 22

Six short plays written and performed by MJC Theatre students. Thursday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Modesto Junior College, Little Theatre, 435 College Ave. $8-$10. (209) 575-6776.

"PETER PANIC"

June 21-22

Comedic play that follows a high school drama production of Peter Pan and the mishaps that ensue as a result of financial cutbacks. Call for times. Hutton's Hamlet Performing Arts Center, 132 W. G St., Oakdale. $4-$8. (209) 848-1216.

"MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING"

June 21-July 30

Outdoor performances of Shakespeare's treasured comedy. Dinner and wine packages are available at each show. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. Cornelia B. Stevenot Performing Arts Center, 2690 San Domingo Road, Murphys. $20-$45. (209) 728-8422. www.murphyscreektheatre.org

"CABARET"

June 28-30

Modesto Performing Arts production. The musical tells the story of Sally Bowles' adventures in Berlin between 1929-30, before the start of the Third Reich, when Germany was breaking the thin crust of a dream world. Recommended for mature audiences only, as the play concerns adult themes. 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. $23-$35

"THE DIVINERS"

June 21-July 28

The fictional story of two misfits. C.C. Showers is a man trying to outrun his past who stumbles into the Indiana town of Zion and meets Buddy Layman, a boy who is brain damaged and terrified of water because of a near-drowning that killed his mother. 7 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. Stage 3 Theatre Company, 208 S. Green St., Sonora. $12-$22. (209) 536-1778. www.stage3.org

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

CHUKCHANSI GOLD

(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

June 14-15, Busta Groove; June 20, Comedy Showcase; June 21, Bella Donna; June 22, Super Huey; June 28, Top Secret; June 29, Generation Esmeralda with Jimmy Goings. 19400 Tuolumne Road North, Tuolumne. www.blackoakcasino.com.

CACHE CREEK

(800) 772-2243

14455 Highway 16, Brooks. www.cachecreek.com

COFFEEHOUSES

MODESTO BAHA'ICENTER

(209) 579-1946

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

HUGHSON COFFEE COMPANY

(209) 883-0828

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

QUEEN BEAN COFFEE HOUSE

(209) 521-8000

June 17, Funstrummers Ukulele Band. Sundays, open mic. 1126 14th St., Modesto.

DANCE

SONDANCE PRESENTS: "FOUNTAIN OF BLESSINGS"

June 14-15

7 p.m. Ripon Christian Performing Arts Center, 435 N. Maple. $8 advance, $10 door. (209) 823-1740. www.sondance.org

TANGO WITH EVA GARLEZ AND PABLO RODRIGUEZ

June 22

Traditional tango dancers will lead workshops and perform. Classes, 2 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.; open dancing, 8:30 p.m.; performance, 10 p.m. Jacob's Fine Dining, 2501 McHenry Ave., Modesto. $10-$40. (209) 522-1571.

FESTIVAL & FAIRS

MERCEDCOUNTY FAIR

Through June 16

Fun, food, entertainment and a salute to veterans. 5 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Wednesday-Friday; 3 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Saturday-Sunday. Merced County Fairgrounds, 900 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Merced. $5, free for age 5 and under. (209) 722-1506. www.mercedcountyfair.com

SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY FAIR

Through June 16

San Joaquin County Fairgrounds, 1658 S. Airport Way, Stockton.(209) 466-5041. www.sanjoaquinfair.com

JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION

June 14-15

A celebration that commemorates the end of slavery in America, this event will feature live music, youth contests, cultural performances, information booths and food. Friday, 6-8 p.m., Saturday, 1-6 p.m. King-Kennedy Memorial Center, 601 N. Martin Luther King Drive, Modesto. (209) 863-9683.

MODESTO UNPLUGGED MUSIC FESTIVAL

June 21-30

Acoustic and folk music series featuring more than 40 acts in various local venues. June 21, Cafe Deva; June 22-23, Theater 417; June 26, Barkin' Dog Grill; June 28, Cafe Deva; June 29-30, Center Stage Conservatory. Check venues for times and lineup. $10-$40, individual and all-access passes available. (209) 543-5306.

COPPEROPOLIS ART, WINE AND JAZZ ON THE SQUARE

June 22

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Copperopolis Town Square, Highway 4 and Little John Road, Copperopolis. (209) 785-2050.

FILM

FILM: "RISEOF THE GUARDIANS"

June 15

Family-friendly film based on the popular William Joyce book series, "The Guardians of Childhood." The books will be on display and available for checkout after the showing. 2 p.m. Oakdale Library, 151 S. First Ave. Free. (209) 847-4204. www.stanislauslibrary.org

FILM: "WINGS OF LIFE"

June 15

Family-friendly Disney nature documentary looks at the intricate lives of bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and bats. 2 p.m. Patterson Library, 46 N Salado Ave. Free. (209) 892-6473. www.stanislauslibrary.org

FOOD & FUN

SIERRA RAILROAD DINNER TRAIN

Ongoing

Murder Mystery, Sunset Dinner, Wild West and 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 and N 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. $6. (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 FELLOWS BREAKFAST

July 14

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

Fridays

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

PATTERSON CERTIFIED FARMERS MARKET

Wednesdays

4-8 p.m. True Value Shopping Center, corner of Ward Avenue and Las Palmas, Patterson.

ANGELS CAMP CERTIFIED FARMERS MARKET

Fridays

5 p.m.-dusk. Utica Park, Angels Camp. (209) 743-3427.

OAKDALEFARMERS MARKET

Sundays

Fresh produce, pony rides, Wine tasting, live music and barbecue. Noon-5 p.m. Bucksworth Western Wear, 2100 East F St., Oakdale. (209) 840-2519 .

GLITTER GATSBY AND GANGSTERS GARDEN PARTY

June 15

A fund-raiser for the Calaveras County Arts Council, this costumed event includes a three-course dinner, auctions, live music, contests and more. 6:30-10:30 p.m. Hotel Leger, 8304 Main St., Mokelumne Hill. $85. (209) 754-1774. www.calaverasarts.org

13TH ANNUAL FATHER'S DAY BLUES AND BBQ

June 16

Treat dad to a day of blues music, vendors, food and fun. 10 a.m. St. George Hotel, 16104 Main St., Volcano. $15 advance, $20 door. (530) 344-9208. www.funkymonkeyproductions.com

SUMMER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION

June 21

Presented by Modesto Sister Cities International, this event features cuisines from around the world and entertainment by Gotcha Covered. 6 p.m. Modesto Centre Plaza, 1000 L St. $30. www.modestosistercities.com

17TH ANNUAL PASSPORT WINE WEEKEND

June 21-23

A series of tastings and tours from various wineries in Calaveras County. Calaveras Wineries, Calaveras. $15-$60. (866) 806-9463. www.calaveraspassport.eventbrite.com

BREAKFAST FUND-RAISER

June 22

Proceeds benefit senior activities and projects. 8-11 a.m. Parkview Christian Estates Community Hall, 3112 Napier Drive, Modesto. $4-$6. (209) 521-0860.

FRIENDS OF MODESTO DOG PARK BBQ

June 29

All proceeds benefit the Modesto Dog Park. Tickets available at O'Brien's Market in Roseburg Square. Noon- 6 p.m. Elk Park, 601 W. Morris Avenue, Modesto. (209) 521-3857.

ODDS & ENDS

CLASSIC AIRCRAFTDISPLAYS

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

June 16, Father's Day Train Excursions with live music by Keith Keenom; June 22-Sept. 1, "In Train View" Sonora Photo Club exhibition. Saturdays-Sundays 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; trains depart 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Railtown 1897, Jamestown. $8-$15. (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.

TOASTMASTERS

Ongoing

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

PADDLE TO THE SEA

Through June 23

An ongoing paddle-a-thon to protect the Tuolumne river and raise awareness for river stewardship. (888) 994-3344. www.paddletothesea.org

ANNUAL KITE DAY

June 15

Event includes kite making, pie eating contest, youth games, and nature and wildlife exhibits. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Pacheco State Park-Hollister, 38787 Dinosaur Point. $5 state park entry fee. (209) 826-6283. www.parks.ca.gov/events

DIRECTORS ON DIRECTING DISCUSSION

June 15

Local directors Jim Johnson, Paul Tischer, Michael Lynch, Lynette Borrelli-Glidewell, Carin J. Heidelbach and David Barbaree will discuss their work and process. This is the first in a series of public talks focused on theater arts in the community. Noon-1:30 p.m. Prospect Theater Project, 520 Scenic Drive, Modesto. $5 donation. (209) 549-9341. www.prospecttheaterproject.org

TIE-DYE WORKSHOP

June 20-22

Dyes and equipment will be provided; participants should bring an item to dye. For adults 18 and up; children may participate if accompanied by an adult. One adult per minor is required. Thursday, 11 a.m., Saturday, noon. Ceres Library, 2250 Magnolia. Free. (209) 537-8938. www.stanislauslibrary.org

VFW BUILDING MATERIALS SALE

June 20-22

Sale of electrical, plumbing and lawn and garden items, flooring, windows and more. Proceeds benefit California Veterans Service Program. Credit cards will not be accepted. 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Delhi Veterans Hall, 9799 Stephens St., Delhi. (209) 394-2059. www.vfwlivingston.com

JUNE BIRDING TRIP

June 22

Led by David Harden and Pamela Blair of the Central Sierra Audubon Society, these walks welcome experienced and new birders. Participants should wear muted colors and bring a snack and water. Group will meet where the railroad grade leaves Confidence-South Fork Road, just north of Middle Camp-Sugar Pine Road. Call for details. 7:30 a.m. Lyons Dam, Twain Harte. Free. (209) 352-4049.

COIN, STAMPS AND COLLECTIBLES SHOW

June 23-24

Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. DoubleTree Hotel, 1150 Ninth St., Modesto. Free. www.stancocoinclub.org

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 guests 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 nonmembers; Night: $5 and $7. (209) 534-7663.

MANTECA SENIOR DANCE

Ongoing

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

USA DANCE BALLROOM DANCING

Ongoing

Dance on hardwood floors to recorded ballroom music. Refreshments available. 7-10 p.m. Second Saturdays. July 13, waltz. 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 at Seasons, 945 McHenry Ave., Modesto: swing, club, country, line and Latin dances. Third Fridays at the Modesto Senior Center, 211 Bodem St.: ballroom dances and lesson. 7-11 p.m. 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 DANCING FOR 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.

TURLOCKSTEPPIN PARDS

Ongoing

Square dance club workshop nights. 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays. American Legion Hall-Turlock, 75 Bothun Road. (209) 996-0844. www.ccsda.org/pards

SENIOR CITIZENS DANCE AND POTLUCK

Ongoing

Potluck meal with prizes. 6 p.m. on second Fridays; 1 p.m. on 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

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 Ninth St., Modesto.(209) 524-7795.

FOR KIDS

PARA LOS NIÑOS 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. Ninth St., Modesto. $5. (209) 222-8802.

BACKYARDBOOKWORMS

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.

TWEEN BOWLING PIN ART CONTEST

Through July 31

Decorating bowling pins; limited number of pins available so participants will be chosen by a random drawing. Completed pins must be returned by July 31. Pins will be displayed at county libraries and then returned to artists. 1:30 & 3 p.m. Modesto Library, 1500 I St., Modesto. Free. (209) 558-7810. www.stanislauslibrary.org

BUTTON MAKING CRAFT

June 17

For ages 13-18. 3 p.m. Turlock Library, 550 Minaret Ave. Free. (209) 664-8100. www.stanislauslibrary.org

MAGIC BY TIMOTHY JAMES

Ongoing

Performing at various county libraries. June 17, Keyes and Modesto; June 26, Riverbank and Salida; June 27, Newman and Patterson; June 29, Turlock and Denair; July 2, Oakdale and Waterford; July 3, Ceres, Hughson and Empire. Call libraries for show times. Free. www.stanislauslibrary.org

WII GAME DAY

June 17

For ages 12-18. 3:30 p.m. Oakdale Library, 151 S. First Ave. Free. (209) 847-4204. www.stanislauslibrary.org

READERS THEATRE

June 17-24

Program that builds reading comprehension and public-speaking skills. Mondays, 5 p.m. Salida Branch Library, 4835 Sisk Road. Free, registration required. (209) 543-7353. www.stanislauslibrary.org

TEEN MAGNET CRAFTING

June 18

For ages 12-18, materials will be provided. Noon at Denair Library, 4801 Kersey Road. Free. (209) 634-1283. www.stanislauslibrary.org

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