Modesto-area entertainment and activities calendar (10/25)

October 25, 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

Today, Rock of Ages; Saturday, Josh Pfeiffer; Oct. 31, Chains Required; Nov. 1 Kaye Bohler; Nov. 2, Club 90. 19400 Tuolumne Road North, Tuolumne. www.blackoakcasino.com.

CACHE CREEK• (800) 772-2243

14455 Highway 16, Brooks. www.cachecreek.com

COFFEEHOUSES

QUEEN BEAN COFFEE HOUSE

• (209) 521-8000

Oct. 31, Michael and Jeanne perform with costume contest, 8 p.m.; Sundays, open mic. 1126 14th St., Modesto.

FESTIVALS & FAIRS

SONORA BACH FESTIVAL

• Through Sunday

37th annual concerts over four-weekends at various venues. See website or call for locations and times. Church of the 49ers, 11155 Jackson St., Columbia. $5; 18 and under free. (209) 536-6330. www.sonorabach.com

OAKDALE CLIMBERS FESTIVAL• Today-Sunday

The history of climbing told by climbers. Featuring films, authors, artists and more. Oakdale Community Center, 110 S. Second St. $25 preregistration, $35 at the door. www.oakdalecity.com

FILM

MJC FALL FILM AND LECTURE SERIES• Through Nov. 21

Documentary film and discussion presented by the MJC Civic Engagement Project. Nov. 7, “The Meth Epidemic;” Nov. 21, “Environmental Challenges and Solutions.” 7 p.m. Modesto Junior College, East Campus, Forum 110, 435 College Ave. Free. (209) 575-6180.

FILM: “THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI”• Nov. 1

Screening of German Expressionist silent film accompanied by local musicians performing live music. 6:45 p.m. Carnegie Arts Center, 250 N. Broadway, Turlock. $5. (209) 632-5761.

SIERRA NEVADA

FILM FESTIVAL• Nov. 16

Call for times. Columbia College Dogwood Theatre, 1160 Columbia College Drive, Sonora. $5-$10. (209) 795-8260.

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. $7. (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-Modesto, 2801 W. Hatch Road. $6-$7. (209) 668-9710.

MODESTO CERTIFIED FARMERS MARKET• Through Dec. 21

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• Second Sundays

Every month on the second Sunday. 7-1 p.m. La Grange IOOF Hall, Yosemite Avenue at Main Street. $6. (209) 853-2128.

MERCED CERTIFIED FARMERS’ MARKET• Through December

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

PATTERSON CERTIFIED FARMERS MARKET• Wednesdays

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

KNIGHTS FERRY BREAKFAST• Ongoing

First Sunday of each month. 8 a.m.-noon. IOOF Hall, 5030 Broadway, Coulterville. $5.

TURLOCK SONS

IN RETIREMENT• Ongoing

Monthly luncheon third Wednesday of each month. 10:30 a.m. Denair Community Center, Main and Gratton streets, Denair. (209) 667-2948.

HOLIDAY FARMERS

MARKET• Through Dec. 21

9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. True Value Shopping Center-Patterson, Corner of Ward and West Las Palmas. (209) 485-2323.

TURLOCK FARMERS MARKET• Today

Seasonal produce, fresh food highlighting local ingredients, and unique hand-crafted items. Final market of the 2013 season. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4-8 p.m. Downtown Turlock (209) 225-8177.

50 PLUS CLUB OF STANISLAUS DINNER• Saturday

Open to anyone who has lived in Stanislaus County for 50 years or more and their guests. 5 p.m. SOS Club, 819 Sunset Ave., Modesto. $20. (209) 578-1524 or (209) 523-1420.

AN EVENING TO REMEMBER

• Saturday

Alzheimer’s/Dementia support center presents an Evening to Remember fundraiser. 6-9:30 p.m. Greek Orthodox Church, 313 Tokay Ave, Modesto. $50. (209) 577-0018. www.adsc-modesto.org

DIAMONDS ARE A GIRL’S BEST FRIEND• Saturday

Omega Nu’s 2013 luncheon, table setting and holiday shopping boutique. All proceeds go to Omega Nu’s annual Children’s Christmas Charity. 10 a.m. Black Oak Casino, 19400 Tuolumne Road North, Tuolumne City. $35. (209) 591-3387 or (209) 743-8028.

COFFEE WITH COPS• Nov. 1

Conversations and coffee with various members of the Modesto Police Department. 7:30-9:30 a.m. Plantation Coffee, 3030 Floyd Ave., Modesto. (209) 652-2160.

THE COUNCIL FOR THE SPANISH SPEAKING 45TH GALA• Nov. 1

El Conilio-Council for the Spanish Speaking is having its annual gala dinner and dance. 5:30 p.m. River Mill, 1672 W. Bowman Road, French Camp. (209) 644-2619.

ODD FELLOWS

SPAGHETTI DINNER• Nov. 2

Spaghetti dinner and raffle. Raffle tickets, $1. 3-7 p.m. Oddfellows Hall- La Grange, Main Street. $8 adults; $4 children 10 and under. (209) 853-2128.

HARVEST DINNER• Nov. 7

Annual harvest dinner featuring five local chefs who will prepare a full-course meal. Hosted by Slow Food Great Valley Chapter. 6-9 p.m. Larsa Banquet Hall, 2107 E. Monte Vista Ave., Denair. $50.

WINE SOCIAL• Nov. 7

Wine, beverages and hors d’oeuvres. Live music and an auction. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Turlock Country Club, 10532 N. Golf Link Road. $30 advance; $35 door. (209) 664-1346 or (209) 634-0513.

AN EVENING UNDER

THE STARS• Nov. 9

Wine tasting, dinner, raffle, live and silent auction. Performances by Juline Foundation ballet dancers. 6 p.m. Ripon Community Center, 334 W. Fourth St. $45. (209) 872-4681.

CRAB CIOPPINO DINNER• Nov. 9

Manteca-Ripon Pentecost Society event. 6 p.m.-midnight. M.R.P.S. Hall, 133 N. Grant, Manteca. $40. (209) 401-4253 or (209) 825-6646.

CALIFORNIA STATE RETIREES LUNCHEON• Nov. 14

Guest speaker on senior safety. Reservation required. 11:30 a.m. The Seasons, 945 McHenry Ave., Modesto. $10. (209) 499-4054.

LUTEFISK, TORSK & MEATBALL DINNER• Nov. 16

Annual Sons of Norway Garborg Lodge 6-56 of Modesto dinner. Entertainment by the Village Dancers and Tim Rude and his Hardanger Fiddle. Dessert and raffle. 3 p.m. Turlock Senior Center, 1191 Cahill. $6-$18 advance; $6-$20 at the door. (209) 358-3713 or (209) 572-0323.

HOLIDAY

FALL CRAFT FAIRE• Saturday

Handmade crafts, gifts and confections. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Figamarole, 3866 Roeding Road, Ceres. www.figamarole.com

HOLIDAY BAZAAR• Saturday

Handmade crafts, gifts, food and holiday items for sale. Raffle drawing for queen-size quilt. Soup and pie lunch for $6. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Escalon United Methodist Church, Highway 120 at Brayton Ave., Escalon. (209) 838-2792.

HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIRE• Saturday

Hand-crafted items as well as food and beverages available for purchase. Presented by Calaveras Garden Club. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Greenhorn Creek Golf Resort, Angels Camp.

CRAFT BOUTIQUE

AND ART SHOW• Nov. 2

Handmade crafts, local artists present their artwork, homemade soup lunch available. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oakdale Senior Center, 450 E. A St., Oakdale. (209) 845-3567.

HOLIDAY BAZAAR• Nov. 2

Annual Holiday Bazaar. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Lunch available from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Calvary Lutheran Church, 547 Rose Ave., Modesto. (209) 533-6789.

HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE• Nov. 2

Handmade crafts including baby blankets, potholders and scarves. Baked goods. Proceeds benefit senior fund to help enhance senior programs, activities, and trips. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Patterson Senior Center, 700 F St., Patterson.

GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN CHURCH CRAFT FAIRE• Nov. 7-9

Hand-crafted decorations, apparel and food. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 7-8; 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 9. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 640 Minaret Ave., Turlock. (209) 667-7712.

HOLIDAY AND GIFT

BOUTIQUE• Nov. 7-9

Seventh annual event featuring baked goods, candies, jams, decorations and art. Nov. 7, 6-9 p.m.; Nov. 8, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Nov. 9, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Holy Family Catholic Church, 4212 Dale Road, Modesto. (209) 545-5419.

CRAFT BIZARRE• Nov. 9

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Modesto Free Will Baptist Church, 225 E. Orangeburg Ave., Modesto. Free. (209) 840-2446.

HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE• Nov. 9

Unique gift items including soaps, jewelry, aprons, quilts and art work. Baked goods and snack bar available. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Hilmar Country Club Estates, 19667 W. American Ave. Free.

CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL• Nov. 9-10

Christmas festival featuring food, book nook, baskets filled with items, jewelry, Christmas decor and more. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday; 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday. St. Patrick’s Church, Sonora, 127 Jackson St., Sonora.

CRAFT FAIR• Nov. 9-10

Y.L.I. of St. Mary’s Parish in Oakdale, eighth annual craft fair. Nov. 9, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Nov. 10, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. St. Mary’s Church Parish Center, Oak and Olive streets, Oakdale.

COMMUNITY HOSPICE

HOLIDAY• Nov. 20-Dec. 6

Nov. 20, Coping with the holidays workshop, location to be announced; Dec. 5-8, Fantasy of Trees at the Gallo Center for the Arts; Dec. 6, Light up a life holiday tree lighting at Memorial Medical Center. Nov. 20, 6:30-8 p.m.; Dec. 5, 6-9 p.m.; Dec. 6, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 6 p.m.; Dec. 7, 8-11 a.m. (209) 578-6300. www.hospiceheart.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 City County Airport, 700 Tioga Drive, Hangar 1. (209) 526-5868. www.cafvalleysquadron.org

AIRCRAFT DISPLAY• Ongoing

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

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

6:30 a.m. JC’s Cafe, 500 Kansas Ave., Modesto. (209) 404-0692.

DODASA RANCH PUMPKIN PATCH• Through Oct. 31

Hay rides, paint ball, archery, fishing pond, petting zoo, pumpkin launcher and more. Weekends 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dodasa Ranch, 5059 Carol Lane, Valley Springs. Free admission. (209) 772-2700. www.dodasa.com

OPEN AIR MARKET• Ongoing

First Saturday of every month. Noon-5 p.m. The Yogurt Station, 1214 W. F St., Oakdale. Free. (209) 845-8113.

FUN SUNDAY

• Through Sunday

An afternoon of dancing. Partner not required. 1 p.m. Sundays. Gladys Lemmons Senior Center, 450 E. A St., Oakdale. Free.

TELESCOPE NIGHT• Ongoing

First Friday of each month. Open to the public, all ages welcome. Free parking, concessions available. Bring blankets or chairs to make your space adventure more comfortable. Modesto Junior College, West Campus, 2201 Blue Gum Ave. Free. (209) 575-6800. www.facebook.com/MJCastronomyclub

UKULELE PLAY AND SING ALONG• Ongoing

Funstrummers ukulele lessons. 5 p.m. beginners; 6 p.m. playalong Tuesdays. Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1600 Carver Road, Modesto. Free. (209) 505-3216.

RAILTOWN 1897 STATE HISTORIC PARK

• Through Sunday

Harvest Haunt Express Train Rides with a “Skeleton Crew” depart hourly 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily. Railtown 1897, State Historic Park, Jamestown. $8-$15. (209) 984-3953. www.railtown1897.org

FANTOZZI FARMS’ CORN MAZE AND PUMPKIN PATH• Through Oct. 31

Corn mazes, haunted maze, pumpkin patch, hayride, pipe slides and more. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sundays. Fantozzi Farms, 2550 Sperry Ave., Patterson. $5-12. (209) 892-2015. www.fantozzifarms.com

PUMPKIN PATCH AND CORN MAZE• Through Oct. 31

Flashlight nights on Friday and Saturday. Pumpkin patch, hay maze, pumpkin bowling and pedal tractors. Noon-6 p.m. Mon.-Thur.; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday. R.A.M. Farms, Inc., 716 N. Daubenberger, Turlock.

CAMELLIA SOCIETY• Second Sundays

Second Sundays through mid-May. 1:30 p.m. Fellowship Hall, 1341 College Ave., Modesto. (209) 522-0147 or (209) 576-0831.

HI 4-H HAUNTED HOUSE

• Through Oct. 31

Eight evening performances and a special matinee for families and children. Call for group rate. 7-9 p.m.; Oct. 26 only, 3-5 p.m. J.S. West Lumber-Sonora, 730 S. Washington St. $1 matinee; $7 evening. (209) 768-8209 or (209) 352-0476. www.realmsofdarkness.org

ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE HAUNTED HOUSE• Today

Proceeds benefit Johansen High Digital Arts & Technology Advancement Pathway. Taco truck will be on site. 5-8 p.m. Johansen High School, 641 Norseman Drive, Modesto. $2.

HAUNTED HAYRIDE• Today-Saturday

Annual Haunted Hayride. 7 p.m. Jacob Myers Park , Riverbank. (209) 863-7150.

BIRD MART AND SHOW• Saturday

Modesto Bird Club is featuring birds of all colors and sizes. Vendors, exhibits, and raffle. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. MRPS Hall, 133 N. Grant St., Manteca. $4 general; 16 and under free.

BOWLING FUNDRAISER• Saturday

Free shoe rental, complimentary coffee and cookies. All proceeds go to veterans. 9 a.m., noon, 3 p.m. Black Oak Lanes Bowling Alley, Sonora. $15. (209) 928-9419.

GHOST TOURS• Saturday

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. Columbia Historic State Park, Main and State streets, Columbia. $10. (209) 532-3184.

GREAT VALLEY MUSEUM• Saturday

Native Plant Sale. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Great Valley Museum, 1100 Stoddard Ave., Modesto. (209) 575-6196.

HALLOWEEN COMICFEST• Saturday

Free comics, “The Greatest Halloween Costume Contest Ever,” games and activities. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Bonanza Books and Comics, 2308 McHenry Ave., Modesto. Free. (209) 529-0415.

HALLOWEEN PARADE AND COSTUME CONTEST• Saturday

Meet under the clock area. Bring Halloween bag or bucket for candy collection. Judging in three age groups, plus group costumes. 10 a.m. Junction Shopping Center, Highway 108 and Tuolumne Road, Sonora.

NATIVE PLANT SALE• Saturday

9 a.m.-1 p.m. Great Valley Museum Garden, 1100 Stoddard. (209) 575-6196.

SASSY SENIOR MASQUERADE BALL• Saturday

Event includes dinner, dancing and a souvenir. 7-11 p.m. King-Kennedy Memorial Center, 601 N. Martin Luther King Drive, Modesto. $25. (209) 341-2974.

FALL FESTIVAL & FAIR• Saturday

Event will include game booths, food, bounce house, slide, silent auction, haunted house and more. 5-7 p.m. Enochs High School, 3201 Sylvan Ave., Modesto.

STANISLAUS RIVER SALMON FESTIVAL• Saturday

Event that educates children about salmon and the Stanislaus River. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Knights Ferry Covered Bridge, 17968 Covered Bridge Road. Free. (209) 334-2968, ext. 403.

“SPOOK WALK”• Saturday-Sunday

The Delta Tule Trekkers are hosting a “Spook Walk.” Barbecue after walk. All walkers welcome. Costume contest on Saturday. 8 a.m.-noon Caswell State Park, 28000 Austin Road, Ripon. Free, park entry fee applies. (209) 931-0557.

“KIRKIN” OF THE TARTANS• Sunday

History of the ceremony will include a roll call of clans and feature piper Michael Akard. 9:30 a.m. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1528 Oakdale Road, Modesto. (209) 526-8812.

ANNUAL SAFE HALLOWEEN EVENT• Oct. 31

Games, attractions and food. 4:30-7:30 p.m. St. Anthony’s School, 323 N. Fremont St., Manteca. Free; game tickets 25 cents. (209) 823-4513.

ARTIST DAY 2013• Nov. 2

Comic artists presenting their art, costumed Star Wars characters. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Bonanza Books and Comics, 2308 McHenry Ave., Modesto. (209) 529-0415.

BIRDING TRIPS• Nov. 6-Dec. 14

Nov. 6, first Wednesday outing; Nov. 16, Wards Ferry Road bird trip; Dec. 14, Sonora Christmas Bird Count. 8 a.m. Groveland Community Services District, 18966 Ferretti Road, Groveland. Free. (209) 352-6985.

STUDIO 49 FIBER ARTS GROUP

• Nov. 9

Studio 49 Fiber Arts Group monthly meeting. Featuring spinning, weaving, knitting and anything to do with the fiber arts. Visitors welcome. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuolumne County Library, 480 Greenley Road, Sonora. (209) 533-0593. www.mlwsguild.org

LAKE DON PEDRO ARTS AND CRAFT SHOW• Nov. 9-10

Two-day event with a variety of vendors, breakfast until 11:30 a.m., lunch. 10: a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 9; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 10. Don Pedro Lake, Bonds Flat Road. $25. (209) 874-2870 or (209) 402-8648.

WINTER MAGIC• Nov. 16

Bryan Gilles, illusionist. 7 p.m. dinner service; 8 p.m. show. Groveland Hotel, 18767 Main St., Groveland. (209) 962-4000.

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. 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesdays; 7-10 p.m. second Friday night each month. 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. Second and fourth Sundays. Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane. $4. (209) 825-0116.

USA DANCE BALLROOM DANCING• Ongoing

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.

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.

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. http://www.ccsda.org/pards

SENIOR CITIZENS DANCE AND POTLUCK• 

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.

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 p.m. Oakdale Grange Hall, Lambuth and F streets, Oakdale. (209) 477-4756. www.singleskirtsnflirts.ccsda.org

FRIDAY NIGHT FOLK DANCING• Ongoing

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.

THE STATE THEATRE

“SCIENCE ON SCREEN” SERIES• Through April 13

Nov. 10, Another Earth; Jan. 12, Whale Rider; March 9, The Blue Butterfly; April 13, Physics and Fastballs. 2 p.m. interactive activities; 3 p.m. presentation.

FILM: “INEQUALITY FOR ALL”• Through Nov. 7

A passionate argument on behalf of the middle class. Call for times.

FILM: “STILL MINE”• Through Nov. 7

Tender, affecting, insightful drama about the bonds and sacrifices of marriag.e Call for times.

FILM: “GHOSTBUSTERS”• Sunday

3:30 p.m. $4-$6.

“CLUB GHOUL AND THE MONSTERS BALL”• Oct. 31

Halloween-themed theatrical production featuring 10 performers. All ages. 7 p.m. $25.

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS EVENT• Nov. 2

Dia De Los Muertos music and art festival. 7 p.m.

“THE SLEEPING BEAUTY” FROM THE BOLSHOI BALLET• Nov. 3

Opera in Cinema Series presentation. 1 p.m. $8.

FILM: “THE CIDER HOUSE RULES”• Nov. 5

Modesto Film Society Cinema Club presentation. 7 p.m. $8.

FILM: “THE GRAPES OF WRATH”

• Nov. 6

The Grapes of Wrath chronicles the travails of a poor Midwest family forced off of their land at the height of the Great Depression. 6 p.m.

BIG JOY; THE JAMES BROUGHTON CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION• Nov. 9

Film about embracing your passions and becoming the person of your dreams disguised as an inspiring biopic about pioneering Modesto born experimental moviemaker and poet James Broughton. Evening, courtesy of the Modesto Art Museum, is a celebration of Broughton’s 100th birthday. 6:30 p.m. reception; 7 p.m. film. $10.

MUMBO GUMBO• Nov. 15

Mumbo Gumbo blends many genres, from rock to soul, afropop to lush balladry, zydeco to country, into a celebratory, danceable noise. 8 p.m. $20-$30.

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

TALENT

CALL FOR ARTISTS• Through Dec. 1

Stanislaus Artist Studio is seeking artists for 2014 Artist Open Studio Weekend Tour to be held April 12-13. All media considered. $25 entry. (209) 241-7130.

“MESSIAH” REHEARSALS• Nov. 3-24

Community singers are needed to participate in the Ripon Oratorio Society’s presentation of Handel’s “Messiah.” Performance is Dec. 1. 3 p.m. Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24 Immanuel Christian Reformed Church, Fourth and Orange streets, Ripon. (209) 996-0468.

GALLO CENTER

FOR THE ARTS

“FRIDA: UN CANTO A LA VIDA”• Saturday

A bio-musical about the life of world-famous painter Frida Kahlo. 8 p.m.

EVERYTHING FITZ• Sunday

Family band featuring fiddling and percussion step dancing. 3 p.m. $30-$15.

“JACK AND THE BEANSTALK”• Sunday

Retelling of a classic fairy tale through use of both live actors and puppetry. Suggested for grades K-5. 2 and 4 p.m.

CRAIG MORGAN• Nov. 2

Country star. 8 p.m. $19-$79.

LAURIE BERKNER• Nov. 3

Hailed as “the queen of children’s music.” 2 p.m. $12-$60.

“THE UGLY DUCKLING”• Nov. 4

Hans Christian Andersen’s classical play featuring technology, moving sculpture and dance. Ideal for children ages 5 to 8. 7 p.m. $12-$20.

MARIZA• Nov. 6

Mariza presents Fado, the traditional music of Portugal. 7:30 p.m. $20-$55.

BEETHOVEN

SYMPHONY NO. 5• Nov. 8-9

Modesto Symphony Orchestra. Part of the Classics Series Concert, featuring a special world premiere from MSO musician and composer John Hillebrandt. 8 p.m.

SEASON OPENING CONCERT• Nov. 9

Modesto Symphony Youth Orchestra enters its 37th season. $5-$10.

“THE FREEDOM RIDERS”• Nov. 9

Join two girls from 1961, Jennifer and Tiffany, as they explore the intense history behind the Civil Rights Movement. Presented by the Gallo Center & Sankofa Theatre Co. 2 p.m. $8-$15.

“A CHRISTMAS CAROL”• Nov. 14-16

Presented by Modesto Christian High School. 7 p.m. Nov. 14-16; 2 p.m. Nov. 16. $9-$19.

“MILLION DOLLAR

QUARTET”• Nov. 15-17

Tony Award-wining Broadway musical inspired by the true story of the famed recording session that brought together rock ’n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time. 8 p.m. Nov. 15; 2 and 8 p.m. Nov. 16; 1 and 7 p.m. Nov. 17. $39-$99.

“NO LIMITS”• Nov. 19-20

Central Catholic High School Fine Arts Department presentation celebrating dance, drama and music. 7 p.m. $11-$15.

ABBA MANIA• Nov. 22

Concert celebrates the music and style of ABBA. 8 p.m. $19-$59.

MARTIN SHORT• Nov. 24

Celebrated actor and comedian. 8 p.m. $49-$99.

“ANGELINA BALLERINA THE MUSICAL”• Nov. 30

Family-friendly show based on the animated series,“Angelina Ballerina the Next Steps” on PBS KIDS. 2 and 4 p.m. $8-$25.

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

MUSIC

35TH ANNUAL COLUMBIA JAZZ ARTIST SERIES• Through April 19

Nov. 9-10, Barbara Morrison; Dec. 8, It’s a Big Band Christmas; Jan. 19, Johnny Valdez; Jan. 31, Big Band Jazz Festival; Feb. 1, Big Band Jazz Festival; Feb. 28, Vocal Jazz Festival; March 1, Vocal Jazz Festival; April 19, Latin Jazz. Columbia College Dogwood Theatre, 1160 Columbia College Drive, Sonora. $20 per show, $90 season tickets. (209) 559-0565.

CSU STANISLAUS SCHOOL OF THE ARTS• Today-Nov. 12

Today, faculty recital; Oct. 31, jazz combos concert; Nov. 8, Birth of the Cool and more; Nov. 12, percussion ensemble concert. 7:30 p.m. California State University, Stanislaus, 1 University Circle, Turlock. (209) 667-3959. www.csustan.edu/SOA

JAZZ AT THE MISTLIN• Saturday

Celtic Folk Meets Celtic Rock with Golden Bough and Tempest performing. 7 p.m. Mistlin Art Gallery, 1015 J St., Modesto. www.focus-on.org

JONI MORRIS: PATSY CLINE TRIBUTE• Saturday

8 p.m. West Side Theatre, 1331 Main St., Newman. $25-$28. (209) 862-4490. www.westsidetheatre.org

VINCE GILL• Saturday

Country music award winner Vince Gill. 7:30 p.m. Turlock Community Theatre, 1574 E. Canal Drive, Turlock. $49-$89. (209) 668-1169. www.turlocktheatre.org

SACRAMENTO BAROQUE SOLOISTS• Sunday

Sacramento’s professional baroque music ensemble. 3 p.m. St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, North and Powers streets, Manteca. (209) 823-2570. www.mantecakindredart.com

FALL CONCERT• Nov. 3

Benefit for Calaveras Community Band’s percussionist Rosendo Rojas. Concert will feature eclectic mix of seasonal, traditional and multicultural music. 3 p.m. Bret Harte Performing Arts Centre, 323 Highway 49, Angels Camp. Free, donations accepted. (209) 728-9057.

FOREIGNER• Nov. 8

7:30 p.m. Turlock Community Theatre, 1574 E. Canal Drive, Turlock. $59-$99. (209) 668-1169. www.turlocktheatre.org

FUNSTRUMMER’S

UKULELE CONCERT• Nov. 8

7 p.m. Church of the Brethren, 2301 Woodland Ave., Modesto. Free. (209) 505-3216.

JOHNNY CASH TRIBUTE FEATURING JAMES GARNER• Nov. 9

The band incorporates historical and personal stories about Johnny Cash into their production. 7 p.m. doors; 8 p.m. show. West Side Theatre, 1331 Main St., Newman. $19-$22. (209) 862-4490. www.westsidetheatre.org

STEVIE B• Nov. 16

Stevie B, The Original Cover Girls, Trinere, and Rodney O and Joe Cooley perform. Music provided by Steve D Trix. Bring a canned good or turkey to receive a discount. 7 p.m. Modesto Banquet Hall, 810 N. Ninth St., Modesto. $30; $80 VIP. (209) 846-5777. www.100oldschool.com

SUNDAY AFTERNOONS

AT CBS• Nov. 17

Cafe Musique. 3 p.m. Congregation Beth Shalom, 1705 Sherwood Ave., Modesto. $7 youth, $15 seniors and students, $20 adults. (209) 571-6060. www.cbsmodesto.org

THEATER

“THE SPITFIRE GRILL”• Through Sunday

Musical by Sierra Repertory Theatre. 7 p.m. Thursday-Friday; 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sunday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday. Sierra Repertory Theatre-East Sonora Theatre, 13891 Mono Way. $24-32. (209) 532-3120. www.sierrarep.org

“A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE”• Through Sunday

An Arthur Miller drama produced by Merced College’s Community Service program. 7 p.m. Today-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Mariposa Amphitheatre, 4998 County Park Road, Mariposa. (209) 381-6470.

“RENT”• Through Nov. 3

Tony-award winning musical. See website for times. Playhouse Merced, 452 W. Main St., Merced. $22-$10. www.playhousemerced.com

“FRANKENSTEIN”• Through Nov. 3

Victor Gianlanella’s “Frankenstein” performed by the MJC theater department.; Oct. 31, costume contest 9 p.m. Call for times. Modesto Junior College, East and West Campuses, Modesto. $5-$10. (209) 575-6776. http://mjc.tix.com

“ANNIE JR.”• Today-Sunday

YES KIDS presents “Annie Jr.” Today-Saturday, 7 p.m.; Oct. 27, 3 p.m. Modesto High School, First and H streets. $12 adults; $8 children and seniors. (209) 238-6850. www.yescompany.org

“HARVEY”• Today-Nov. 24

Sierra Repertory Theatre production. Call for times. Fallon House Theatre, 11175 Washington St., Columbia. $26-$32. (209) 532-3120. www.sierrarep.org

ACTORS WORKSHOP SATURDAYS• Saturday-Nov. 2

Workshop will focus on Anne Bogart’s Viewpoints and be lead by Laura Dickinson-Turner. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 26, Nov. 2 Prospect Theater Project, 520 Scenic Drive, Modesto. $5-$10. (209) 549-9341.

“DUCK VARIATIONS”• Sunday

By David Mamet. Prospect Theater Project’s Reader’s Theater Series. Talk back to follow performance. 2 p.m. Prospect Theater Project, 520 Scenic Drive, Modesto. Free. (209) 549-9341.

“I’M SORRY THE BRIDGE IS OUT, YOU’LL HAVE TO SPEND THE NIGHT”• Oct. 31-Nov. 9

Enochs High School Theatre Department presents a not-so-scary musical comedy. Guest performers include Principal Rowe, Assistant Principals Pendley, Jaramillo, Shroyer, and teacher Chris Montalbano. Tickets available at the door. 7:30 p.m. Enochs High School, 3201 Sylvan Ave., Modesto. $8-$10. (209) 550-3410 x5006.

“THE GAME’S AFOOT”• Nov. 15-Dec. 22

Christmas whodunit comedy. Call for times. Stage 3 Theatre, 208 S. Green St., Sonora. $12-$22. (209) 536-1778. www.stage3.org

“OUR TOWN”• Nov. 21-23

Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town,” performed by Big Valley Christian High School. 7 p.m. Nov. 21-22, 2 p.m. Nov. 23. Big Valley Christian High School, 1020 Pelandale Road, Modesto. $8 adults; $5 children and students. http://tinyurl.com/ourtowntickets

“MAURITIUS”• Nov. 22-Dec. 8

Drama about two estranged half-sisters discovering a book of rare stamps. Prospect Theater Project, 520 Scenic Drive, Modesto. $20. (209) 549-9341. www.prospecttheaterproject.org

“CHRISTMAS TOWN”• Dec. 7

A production by Center Stage Kids. 2 and 6 p.m. Johansen High School Theatre, 641 Norseman Drive, Modesto. $6. (209) 604-0411.

ART

BARKIN’ DOG GRILL• (209) 572-2341

Nov. 21, Third Thursday Art Walk. 5-9 p.m. 940 11th St., Modesto.

BUILDING IMAGINATION CENTER• (209) 585-6712

Nov. 21, 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 ARTS CENTER• (209) 632-5761

Today: “Picasso Party” Family Friday Night event. 7 p.m. Through Jan. 15, “Picasso: 25 Years of Edition Ceramics”; Through Feb. 23, “Imagining the Real.” Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays. 250 N. Broadway, Turlock. $12 General, $9 member, children 12 and under free..

CENTRAL CALIFORNIA ART ASSOCIATION AND MISTLIN GALLERY• (209) 529-3369

Through Nov. 7,“Virginia White, She’s Painting the Town” and “Rebecca Harvey, photography”; Nov. 21, Third Thursday Art Walk; Nov. 23-Dec. 19, Holiday 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

Nov. 21, Third Thursday Art Walk; through Dec. 31, Jordi Camps. 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

Nov. 21, 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

Nov. 21, Third Thursday Art Walk. 1012 15th St., Modesto.

DOWNTOWN MODESTO• (209) 529-9303

Nov. 21, Third Thursday Art Walk. 5-9 p.m.

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

Nov. 21, Third Thursday Art Walk. Ongoing, art by California State University, Stanislaus, students. 909 Tenth St., Modesto.

GALLERY CALAVERAS • (209) 754-1774

Through 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.

A PERFECT 10 SALON• (209) 522-6245

Nov. 21, Third Thursday Art Walk. 1004 15th St.

INTRINSIC ELEMENTS• (209) 534-1702

Nov. 21, Third Thursday Art Walk. 5-9 p.m. 1214 J St., Modesto.

MODESTO JUNIOR COLLEGE ART GALLERY• (209) 575-6819

Through Oct. 31, Alumni art exhibition Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Wednesday; 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Thursday. 435 College Ave., Modesto.

PAPER PLANES TATTOO AND ART STUDIO• (209) 324-1543

Nov. 21, Third Thursday Art Walk. 1303 J St., Modesto.

PEER RECOVERY ARTS PROJECT• (209) 581-1695

Through Sunday, “The Cambodian-American Experience” Saturday, 1-5 p.m., Sunday, 1-4 p.m.; Nov. 21, Third Thursday Art Walk. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 1222 J St., Modesto. www.peerartrecoveryproject.org

REMEMBER WHEN• (209) 544-1385

Ongoing artists exhibit. 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.

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.

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.

HAUNTED HOUSE• Today

The Boys and Girls Club transform McHenry Museum into a haunted house for children 5-12. 5 p.m. McHenry Museum, 1402 I St., Modesto. $5. (209) 222-5826. www.hauntedhousemodesto.com

BOOK SALE AND HALLOWEEN PARADE• Saturday

Used book sale in library lobby. Children’s Halloween story, craft time and costume parade, 1 p.m. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Salida Branch Library, 4835 Sisk Road. (209) 543-7353.

HALLOWEEN PARADE• Saturday

Costume contest for up to 12 years old. To participate, meet at BBVA Compass Bank. Prizes and candy. 1:30 p.m. Lakes Shopping Center, Oakdale and Floyd avenues, Modesto. (209) 533-3548 or (209) 743-1843.

WALDORF EDUCATION MOVEMENT• Saturday-Sunday

Tedra Prouty will teach children’s games and explain the Waldorf approach. This is a fundraiser for Manzanita Charter School. 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday; 9-11 a.m., Sunday. Freedom Park, 3500 Sharon Ave., Modesto. $10-$25. (209) 222-8439.

PAWS TO READ• Oct. 30

Children read to trained therapy dogs. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Sonora library, 480 Greenley Road. (209) 533-5507. www.tuolcolib.org

TINY TOTS PUMPKIN PARTY• Oct. 30

Preregistration is required. Register at city of Merced’s office of recreation. 5:15 p.m. Civic Center, Merced. $5. (209) 385-6298.

HALLOWEEN HAPPENINGS• Oct. 31

Games, prizes, trick-or-treating and crafts. Costumes are encouraged. 3 p.m. Keyes library, 4420 Maud Ave. (209) 664-8006.

HALLOWEEN PARADE AND FESTIVAL• Oct. 31

Community Halloween parade presented by city of Oakdale and Kiwanis Club of Oakdale. Games, costume contest, hot dogs and popcorn following parade at Gene Bianchi Community Center, 110 S. Second Ave. 4:30 p.m. Oakdale Youth Building, 297 Gilbert Ave. Free. www.ci.oakdale.ca.us

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