Modesto-area calendar of events (July 26)

ModestoJuly 24, 2013 

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

July 26, Aztlan; July 27, Ascension Band; Aug. 1, Sam Bush; Aug. 2, Pop Fiction; Aug. 3, Steel Breeze; Aug. 8, comedy showcase; Aug. 9, Set in Stone; Aug. 10, Radio the Band; Aug. 15, Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen; Aug. 16-17, Busta Groove; Aug. 22, comedy showcase; Aug. 23, The Cheeseballs; Aug. 24, UnderCover Girls; Aug. 29, Chains Required; Aug. 30-31, Double Tribute Night. 19400 Tuolumne Road North, Tuolumne . www.blackoakcasino.com.

CACHE CREEK

(800) 772-2243

14455 Highway 16, Brooks. www.cachecreek.com

COFFEEHOUSES

MODESTO BAHA'I CENTER

(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 BEANCOFFEE HOUSE

(209) 521-8000

Sundays, open mic. 1126 14th St., Modesto.

GALLO CENTERFOR THE ARTS

YES COMPANY: "RAGTIME"

Through July 28

Three distinct stories intertwine to poignantly illustrate history's contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair, and love and hate in America at the turn of the century. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 3 p.m. Sundays.

BILLY CURRINGTON

Aug. 1

7:30 p.m. $39-$109.

LOS LONELY BOYS

Aug. 7

Make up engagement for Grammy Award-winning band. 7 p.m.

DAVE KOZ AND FRIENDS

Aug. 9

Eight-time Grammy nominee and saxophonist Dave Koz, with special guests Mindi Abair, Gerald Albright and Richard Elliot. 8 p.m. $29-$79.

CHRIS ISAAK

Aug. 10

8 p.m. $49-$99.

STRAIGHT NO CHASER

Aug. 16

Popular a cappella group returns to the Gallo Center. 8 p.m. $19-$69.

GEORGE THOROGOOD AND THE DESTROYERS

Aug. 22

American blues guitarist and vocalist. 7:30 p.m. $19-$69.

VALLEY'S GOT TALENT 2013

Aug. 30-31

Talent competition returns for a fourth year as local musicians, singers, dancers and other artists vie to be the area's most talented performer. 7 p.m. $10-$25.

LEWIS BLACK:THE RANT IS DUE

Sept. 14

7:30 p.m. $39-$89.

REO SPEEDWAGON

Sept. 16

7:30 p.m. $49-$99.

JOHNNY MATHIS

Sept. 21

8 p.m. $59-$149.

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

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

FIRST FRIDAYS IN THE PARK CONCERTS

Through Sept. 6

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.gocalaveras.com/murphys-community-club

WATERFORD CONCERTSIN THE PARK

Through Aug. 9

July 26, CBC Worship Team; Aug. 2, Knight Sounds; Aug. 9, Elegancia Musical and Tierra Caliente. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Fridays. Beard Park, 540 C St., Waterford. Free. www.cityofwaterfordconcerts.com

2013 IRONSTONE VINEYARDS CONCERT SERIES

Through Aug. 10

Aug. 2, Melissa Etheridge; Aug. 10, Big and Rich Party Like Cowboyz Tour with Cowboy Troy and Whiskey Dawn. Ironstone Vineyards, 1894 Six Mile Road, Murphys. 800- 514-3849. www.ironstonevineyards.com

DELPHI TRIO

July 27

6-7 p.m. Hovey Winery Tasting Room, 350 Main St., building A, Murphys. Free. (209) 753-2574. bearvalleymusicfestival.org

JANIVA MAGNESS

July 27

Award-winning contemporary blues artist. 8 p.m. West Side Theatre, 1331 Main St., Newman. $20-$23. (209) 862-4490. www.westsidetheatre.org

KIRIKU HANDBELL ENSEMBLE

July 31

Premier Japanese handbell group. 7:30 p.m. Modesto Church of the Brethren, 2301 Woodland Ave., Modesto. Offering suggested. (209) 527-7354.

ROD HARRIS AND FRIENDS

Aug. 11

3 p.m. Stage 3 Theatre, 208 S. Green St., Sonora. $15. (209) 536-1778.

THE RISING: SPRINGSTEEN TRIBUTE

Aug. 17

Eight-piece ensemble playing the best of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. 3 and 5:30 p.m. West Side Theatre, 1331 Main St., Newman. $19-$22. (209) 862-4490. www.westsidetheatre.org

BIG BAND SUMMER CONCERT

Aug. 18

3 p.m. Columbia College Dogwood Theatre, 1160 Columbia College Drive, Sonora. $15. (209) 588-5211. www.gocolumbia.edu/jazz

THE STATE THEATRE

FILM: "SIGHTSEERS"

Through July 26

Dark comedy from director Ben Wheatley, official selection of Cannes and Sundance Film Festivals. Call for times.

FILM: "TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM"

Through Aug. 1

Critically acclaimed documentary following the lives of often overlooked back-up singers that supported some of the greatest musicians of the 21st century. Call for times.

FILM: "BEFORE MIDNIGHT"

Through Aug. 5

Almost two decades after their first encounter, characters Jesse and Celine spend a vacation together, where they begin to face the challenges of a long-term relationship and the strain of other professional and personal responsibilities. Call for times.

FILM: "UNFINISHED SONG"

Aug. 2-15

Comedic drama about grumpy pensioner who is reluctantly inspired to join a highly unconventional local choir. Call for times.

BEER, BLUES AND BBQ WITH BILLY T.K. JR.

Aug. 3

Popular New Zealand guitar hero. 7 p.m. doors; 8 p.m. show. $15 advance; $20 door.

SUMMER OPERA CINEMA SERIES: "BECOMING TRAVIATA"

Aug. 4

The reinvention of Verdi's masterpiece "La Traviata," as sung by world-famous French coloratura soprano Natalie Dessay, is the subject of Philippe Béziat's movie. 1 p.m.

FILM: "JANE AUSTEN BOOK CLUB"

Aug. 6

Comedic drama that follows the lives of six book club members, reading six Austen books, over six months in the busy modern setting of Sacramento. Presented by the Modesto Film Society. 7 p.m.

FILM: "MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING"

Aug. 9-22

Joss Whedon's small-scale, black-and-white contemporary version of "Much Ado About Nothing" that was shot over 12 days in his Santa Monica home. Call for times. (209) 527-4697

BEACH PARTY AND FILM: "BEACH BLANKET BINGO"

Aug. 11

Take a break from the sizzling summer sun and spend an afternoon in The State Theatre lobby with margaritas and canapés and a screening of the cult classic film starring Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello. 2 p.m. party, 3 p.m. film. $10.

SINGLES MINGLE: BEACH PARTY

Aug. 14

Monthly singles event featuring a limbo contest, margaritas and more. Guests are encouraged to wear their beach attire. 6 p.m. $10.

FILM: "BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S"

Aug. 17

Classic starring Audrey Hepburn. Presented as part of the CareMore Senior Film Series. 10:30 a.m. $4.

FILM: "RETURN OF THE JEDI"

Aug. 17

The State screens a 35 mm print of the finale of George Lucas' "Star Wars" original trilogy. 3 p.m. $4-$6.

FILM: "PICNIC"

Aug. 18

Film classic about a handsome drifter and the passions he ignites at a small-town Labor Day picnic. Stars Kim Novak and William Holden. Presented by the Modesto Film Society. 7 p.m.

FILM: "BLUE JASMINE"

Aug. 23-Sept. 6

Woody Allen is back with a drama about a Manhattan socialite whose marriage to a wealthy Wall Street financier collapses, forcing her to move from New York to her sister's more modest digs in San Francisco. Starring Cate Blanchett and Alec Baldwin. Call for times.

CUMBIA DANCE PARTY WITH CANDELARIA

Aug. 24

A combination of traditional Colombian cumbia with the dub reggae techniques of the Jamaican studio masters, this six-piece, female-fronted world dance band brings together experienced musicians from all over the world. This is a benefit concert for the Lograr Community Institute. 8 p.m. $20.

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

THEATER

"ALICE IN WONDERLAND"

Aug. 10

Featuring a cast of 60 local children. 3 and 5:30 p.m. West Side Theatre, 1331 Main St., Newman. $5 student, $10 adult. (209) 862-4490. www.westsidetheatre.org

"THE DIVINERS"

Through 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

"MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING"

Through July 30

Outdoor performances of Shakespeare's treasured comedy. Dinner and wine packages are also 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. murphyscreektheatre.org

"OKLAHOMA!"

Through Aug. 18

Popular musical set in America's early frontier. 7 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; 8 p.m. Saturdays; 2 p.m. Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Fallon House Theatre, 11175 Washington St., Columbia. $26-$32. (209) 532-3120. www.sierrarep.org

ONE ACT PLAY FESTIVAL

Through Aug. 4

10 directors present 10 plays. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. Prospect Theater Project, 520 Scenic Drive, Modesto. $10. (209) 549-9341. prospecttheaterproject.org

"TROILUS AND CRESSIDA"

Through July 28

Shakespeare classic performed by the Center Stage Youth Summer Conservatory Ensemble. 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays Center Stage Conservatory, 948 11 St., Modesto. $5-$10. (209) 846-0179. www.centerstagemodesto.com

"RESPECT: A MUSICAL JOURNEY OF WOMEN"

Through Sept. 1

International hit musical tells the exciting story of women through popular and treasured songs. 7 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; 8 p.m. Saturdays; 2 p.m. Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Sierra Repertory Theatre-East Sonora Theatre, 13891 Mono Way. $26-$32. (209) 532-3120. www.sierrarep.org

"CINDERELLA KIDS"

Aug. 2-3

7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday. Cornerstone Community Theater, 17900 Comconex Road, Manteca. $5-$10. (209) 825-1220.

"YOU AIN'T NOTHIN' BUT A WEREWOLF"

Aug. 2-3

Musical comedy about a geeky teenager that turns into a hairy beast. Call for times. Hutton's Hamlet Performing Arts Center, 132 W. G St., Oakdale. $4-$8. (209) 848-1216.


ART

BARKIN' DOG GRILL

(209) 572-2341

Aug. 15, Third Thursday Art Walk. 5-9 p.m. 940 11th St., Modesto.

BUILDING IMAGINATIONCENTER

(209) 585-6712

Aug. 15, 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.

CENTRAL CALIFORNIA ART ASSOCIATION AND MISTLINGALLERY

(209) 529-3369

Through Aug. 29, "Havana Focus" and Photo Collective Members Showcase; Aug. 15, 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

(209) 522-0935

Aug. 15, 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

Aug. 15, 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

Aug. 15, Third Thursday Art Walk. 1012 15th St., Modesto.

DOWNTOWNMODESTO

(209) 529-9303

Aug. 15, Third Thursday Art Walk. 5-9 p.m.

FIRST STREETFRAME 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

Aug. 15, Third Thursday Art Walk. Ongoing, art by California State University, Stanislaus, students. 909 10th St., Modesto.

GALLERY CALAVERAS

(209) 754-1774

Aug. 10-Sept. 7, "Broken Things" exhibit; Sept. 14-Nov. 2, "Painting to the Nines" exhibit; Nov. 9-Jan. 5, Affordable Gifts of Art. 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

Aug. 15, Third Thursday Art Walk. 5-9 p.m. 1214 J St., Modesto.

PAPER PLANES TATTOO AND ART STUDIO

(209) 324-1543

Aug. 15, Third Thursday Art Walk. 1303 J St., Modesto.

PEER RECOVERY ARTS PROJECT

(209) 581-1695

Aug. 5, Stephanie Rearick Jr.; Aug. 15, 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.

FESTIVALS & FAIRS

CALIFORNIASTATE FAIR

Through July 28

Seventeen-day fair is a celebration of the State of California, its industries, agriculture and diversity of people offering a midway, food and beverage booths, exhibits and demonstrations. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Midway open 1 hour later. Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento. $6-$8 admission; some events are at additional cost. (916) 263-3247.

GILROY GARLIC FESTIVAL

Through July 28

Feast on food laced with fresh garlic, enjoy three stages of musical entertainment, shop in arts and crafts, view the garlic cook-off and other celebrity cooking demonstrations, spend time in the children's area and visit interactive displays as part of this year's festivities. 10 a.m. parade. Festival to follow. Christmas Hill Park, Gilroy, 7050 Miller Ave., Gilroy. $8-$17. (408) 842-1625. www.gilroygarlicfestival.com

BEAR VALLEY MUSIC FESTIVAL

Through Aug. 11

45th annual music festival featuring music from Gershwin to Garland, Country, jazz and more with a family concert and Van Cliburn show with guest pianist Vadym Kholodenko. Call for concert times. Bear Valley Free-$60. (209) 753-2574.

BLUES AND BONES FESTIVAL

July 27

Barbecue competition and blues music from John Lee Hooker Jr., Daniel Castro and others. Calaveras County Fairgrounds, 2465 Gun Club Road, Angels Camp. (209) 456-3290. www.bluesandbones.com

FIJI FESTIVAL

July 27

Kids games, stage shows, Ferris wheel, food booths, retail booths, a tiki torch lounge and dancing under the stars. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Central Catholic High School, 200 S. Carpenter Road, Modesto. (209) 495-7031.

TWAIN HARTE SUMMER ARTS & WINE FESTIVAL

July 27-28

Wine- and food-tasting event with annual arts and crafts fair. Local wineries and food purveyors, basket raffle, car show and entertainment from Tom Rigney & Flambeau Cajun Band, Tessie Marie & Poor Man Band and more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Downtown Twain Harte. Free. (209) 533-3473.

"SINGING RAILS" MUSIC FESTIVAL AND CONTEST

Aug. 3

Family friendly music festival celebrating train-themed tunes. Contestants can compete in various categories, songs must be train inspired. Live music from Red Dog Ash and Sourdough Slim to follow contest. Participants are encouraged to register online. Noon-5:30 p.m. contest and awards, 5:30 p.m. concert. Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, Fifth Avenue at Reservoir Road, Jamestown. $10-$12, free to train ride ticket holders. (209) 984-3953. www.railtown1897.org

X-FEST 2013

Aug. 3

14th annual downtown music festival. 21 and older event. Puddle of Mudd, Aaron Carter, Y&T and more. Visit www.xfestmodesto.com for full schedule. 5 p.m. Downtown Modesto $20 advance.

MODSTOCK MUSIC FESTIVAL

Aug. 4

Presented by Roberts Auto and Valley Music Institute. 26 local bands, food, drink, arts and crafts, demonstrations, bounce house and family activities. 10 a.m. Graceada Park, Sycamore and Needham streets, Modesto. (209) 543-2066.

SALIDA TOWN AND COUNTRY FESTIVAL

Aug. 24

Enjoy a day of food, crafts, information booths, kids activities, live entertainment and a parade. 10 a.m. parade. Festival to follow. Downtown Salida. Free.

FESTIVAL DEL NOPAL

Aug. 25

Community celebration of cactus through cuisine, dance, music and more. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Ceres Drive-In, 1651 Whitmore Ave. (209) 579-4776.

NEWMAN FALL FESTIVAL

Aug. 28-Sept. 2

Celebrating Newman heritage, the event features Mr. and Miss Newman Pageant, kid's games, car show, carnival, food and craft vendors and more. Pioneer Park, 1250 Tulare St. , Newman. (209) 451-2815.

FILM FEST TWAIN HARTE

Aug. 30-Sept. 2

Festival will present a selection of short films, documentaries, student films and full-length features in addition to celebrity guest appearances. Screenings to be held in venues around the Twain Harte area. $10-$50. (209) 352-7988. www.filmfesttwainharte.com

RUSH AND BRUSH FOR THE GOLD 5K AND FESTIVAL

Sept. 14

All proceeds benefit the Mokelumne Hill Volunteer Fire department and the Calaveras High Band Boosters. 10 a.m. Main Street, Mokelumne Hill. $15-$25. (209) 286-1393. mokehillfire.org

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 requested. (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 VFWWEDNESDAY LUNCH

Ongoing

Hosted by VFW Post 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

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. Four evening markets also will be held Sept. 6 and Oct. 25. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. 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

July 26, featured winery Black Sheep Winery, music by Owen Ridings and Kiel Williams; Aug. 2, featured winery is Tanner Vineyards, music by Grover Anderson; Aug. 9, Bike Night, featured winery Mineral Wines, music by The Fabulous Off Brothers; Aug. 16, featured winery Lavender Ridge Vineyard, music by Plan B. 5 p.m.-dusk. Utica Park , Angels Camp. (209) 743-3427.

AIRPORT DISTRICT FARMERS MARKET

Through Aug. 23

8:30 a.m.-noon, second and fourth Fridays Airport District Community Center, 805 Empire Ave. , Modesto. (209) 491-9320 ext. 139.

VINTAGE FAIRE FARMERS MARKET

Through October

July 28, Kid's Kamp Day with art, games and more. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays. Vintage Faire Mall, Modesto. (209) 417-7769.

BBQ FUND-RAISER

July 27

Proceeds go towards the Antwan Moore Memorial Scholarship. 1-7 p.m. Riverbank Community Center, 3600 Santa Fe St. $7-$10. (209) 847-2830.

THE ROMANCEOF OLD HAVANA

July 27

Cultural event featuring photography exhibit, Cuban band Los Boleros, stage show with Arenas Dance Company, street music by Ramon Romero & Cuerdos de Fuego and special guest opera star, Roy Stevens. Street food and beverages. Benefit for helping put the arts back in Stanislaus County schools. 6-11 p.m. Martin G. Petersen Event Center, 720 12th St., Modesto. $60-$75. (209) 543-4261.

SENIOR SPAGHETTI FEED

July 28

Howard Training Center annual Senior Meals Spaghetti Feed. Spaghetti, salad, bread, cookies and activities including balloon animals and raffle prizes. 1 p.m. doors open; 2 p.m. meal service. Howard Training Center, 1424 Stonum Road, Modesto. $10 for adults, $5 children 10 and under. (209) 593-5611.

VINES AND HORSES

Aug. 3

Fund-raiser for the Murphys volunteer firefighters. Event includes a luau-style dinner, live music, auction and more. 7 p.m. Twisted Oak Winery-Vallecito, 4280 Red Hill Road. $40. (209) 728-3864.

CATFISH DINNER AND RAFFLE

Aug. 8

4-7 p.m. La Grange IOOF Hall, Yosemite Avenue at Main Street. $6-$12. (209) 853-2128.

TWAIN HARTE ROTARYDEEP PIT BARBECUE

Aug. 17

Proceeds to benefit community projects and scholarships. Performance by Chains Required. 5-7 p.m. Eproson Park, Twain Harte. $5 children, $20 adults. (209) 586-5448.

CHILI COOK-OFF

Sept. 21

Come to cook and compete, or just to eat. Event features live music, raffles, auction and awards in various categories. Noon-6 p.m. Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall, Modesto, 2801 W. Hatch Road. (209) 404-7663.


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 Seventh 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.

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.

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. Modesto Library, 1500 I St., Modesto. Free. (209) 558-7810. www.stanislauslibrary.org

LIBRARY DAYOF PLAY

Through Aug. 10

Special program that allows youth to participate in sports, games and crafts while also engaging in summer reading. Held at different libraries throughout the summer. July 20, Riverbank; July 27, Oakdale; Aug. 6, Waterford; Aug. 10, Turlock. Call libraries for times. Free. (209) 558-7801. www.stanislauslibrary.org

GUITAR PICK PUNCH CRAFT

July 30

Make unique guitar picks out of old gift cards. For ages 13-18. 3:30 p.m. Waterford Library, 324 E St. Free. (209) 874-2191. www.stanislauslibrary.org

GIANT GAME DAY

July 31

Teens ages 9-18 are invited to come and play giant versions of their favorite games including dominos, "four-in-a-row," bowling and tic-tac-toe. 1 p.m. Modesto Library, 1500 I St., Modesto. Free. (209) 558-7810. www.stanislauslibrary.org

REVAMP RECYCLERY

July 31

Youth ages 3 and up are invited to make art with recycled materials. Limited space, tickets are available one hour prior to event. 1:30-3:30 p.m. Tuolumne County Library, 480 Greenley Road, Sonora. Free. (209) 533-5507. www.tuolcolib.org

AUDITIONS: "ALICE IN WONDERLAND"

Aug. 5

Produced by the Missoula Children's Theatre. 1 p.m. West Side Theatre, 1331 Main St., Newman. (209) 862-4490. www.westsidetheatre.org

ODDS & ENDS

CLASSIC AIRCRAFT DISPLAYS

Ongoing

Antique aircraft display. Sponsored by the Commemorative Air Force. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Second Saturdays. Modesto 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

Through Sep. 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.

TOASTMASTER'S

Ongoing

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

SUMMER BIRD WALKS

Through Sept. 4

Led by Jeanne Ridgley from the Central Sierra Audubon Society, the walks will last two to three hours and participants are asked to bring binoculars and a birding guide if available. Rain will cancel the trip. First Wednesdays, 8 a.m. Groveland Community Services District, 18966 Ferretti Road, Groveland. Free. (209) 962-7598.

RIVERBANK FAMILY NIGHT OUT

Through July

Enjoy local craft and vendor booths, food, free entertainment and more! July 31, Riverbank's Got Talent contest. 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Riverbank Community Center Park, 3600 Santa Fe St. Free. (209) 863-7150.

ESCALON LIONSCAR SHOWS

Through August

Car show, contests, music and food. Fridays, 5-9 p.m. Hula's Restaurant, Escalon, east of McHenry Avenue at Highway 120. (209) 838-7775.

GHOST TOURS

Through Oct. 26

Walk through town with a costumed guide as you hear stories of people from the past. Stop in at the hotels and other buildings throughout the park while listening for some residents who may still remain. Reservations available in advance. 3 p.m., Aug. 10, Sept. 14, Oct. 26 Columbia State Historic Park, Main and State streets. $10. (209) 532-3184.

17TH ANNUAL CRUISE TO THE JUNCTION

Through October

Classic cars, raffles, music and more. First and third Wednesdays. Junction Shopping Center, Highway 108 and Tuolumne Road, Sonora. (209) 533-3548.

GRAFFITI NIGHTS AT A & W

Ongoing

Enjoy classic cars, Elvis appearances, contests and of course root beer as part of this summer long celebration. Friday and Saturday nights through summer. A&W Root Beer, 1404 G. St., Modesto. (209) 522-7700.

VELVET CREAMERY CRUISE NIGHTS

Ongoing

Classic car shows, activities and more. Wednesday nights through summer. Velvet Grill & Creamery, 2204 McHenry Ave. (209) 544-9029.

2013 RODS TO RAILS CAR AND BIKE SHOW

July 27

Trophies and prizes awarded in various categories. Cars must by pre 1972 to enter. Event features live music, vendors, food and a raffle. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Downtown Jamestown $35 car registration, Free for spectators. (209) 984-0888.

GOLD COUNTRY BULLCHALLENGE

July 27

Thirty top riders will compete against top bulls in this showcase event. 6 p.m. Mariposa County Fairgrounds, 5007 Fairgrounds Road, Mariposa. $10-$12. (559) 577-2445. www.thebbos.com

NATIONAL DAY OF THE AMERICAN COWBOY

July 27

Live like a cowboy as the museum celebrates with lessons on roping steers, cowboy card games, scavenger hunt, crafts and more. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oakdale Cowboy Museum, 355 E. F St. , Oakdale. Free. (209) 847-7049.

SAN ANDREAS RUMBLE

July 27

Classic car show and swap meet. Master Gardeners' open house with question and answer session. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Calaveras County Government Center, 891 Mountain Ranch Road, San Andreas. Free. (209) 754-0127.

SCRAPBOOKING FUN

July 27

Program led by Anna Soto, some materials will be provided but participants are encouraged to bring their own. 12:30-4 p.m. Modesto Library, 1500 I St., Modesto. Free. (209) 558-7814. www.stanislauslibrary.org

"HISTORY'S MYSTERIES"

July 27-Aug. 31

Live re-enactments of historic crimes and the trials of those accused characters. Reservations highly recommended; space is limited. Programs last approximately 2 hours. 10 a.m. July 27, Aug. 3, 17, 31 Columbia State Historic Park, Main and State streets. $5 adults; $1 children 12 and under. (209) 588-8128.

VFW RUMMAGE SALE

Aug. 1-3

Proceeds benefit the community. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Delhi Veterans Hall, 9799 Stephens St., Delhi. (209) 394-2059.

SWING FORE HICKMAN SCHOOLS GOLF CLASSIC

Aug. 5

Fund-raiser for Hickman Schools. Entry includes golf cart, continental breakfast and tri-tip lunch. Registration 7 a.m. Del Rio Country Club, 801 Stewart Road, Modesto. (209) 874-1816, ext. 200.

MAGIC OF THE NIGHT

Aug. 9

Summertime celebration with live music, dancing, antique cars, entertainment, games and more. 6-9 p.m. Downtown Sonora. Free. (209) 532-7725. www.sonoraca.com

"SONG OF SAN JOAQUIN" POETRY READING

Aug. 10

Local poets will read their published works, open mic to follow. Light refreshments served. 1 p.m. Modesto Library, 1500 I St., Modesto. Free. (209) 543-1776. www.stanislauslibrary.org

STUDIO 49 FIBER ARTS GROUP

Aug. 10

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuolumne County Library, 480 Greenley Road, Sonora. (209) 533-0593. www.mlwsguild.org

SIERRA CLUB RIVER HIKE

Aug. 31

Easy 4-mile shaded hike along the Tuolumne River. Dogs and children are welcome. 8:30 a.m. American Legion Hall, Modesto, 1001 S. Santa Cruz Ave. Free. (209) 549-9155.

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

Aug. 10, East Coast Swing; Sep. 14, Rumba; Oct. 12, Hustle; Nov. 9, Foxtrot; Dec. 14, Cha Cha. 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

Ballroom dances and lesson. 7-10:30 p.m. Third Fridays Senior Center, 211 Bodem St., Modesto. $5 members, $10 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.

TURLOCK STEPPIN 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. second Fridays; 1 p.m. fourth Sundays. Hughson Senior Center, 2307 Fourth St. $2 door; $8 membership. (209) 538-0362.

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.

SKIRTS N' FLIRTS SQUARE DANCE CLUB

Ongoing

Workshop is open to singles, couples and children age 10 and up. Dance will be held on the third Saturday of the month. 7-9:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Oakdale Grange Hall , Lambuth and F streets, Oakdale. (209) 477-4756. www.singleskirtsnflirts.ccsda.org

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