Modesto area calendar of events

November 1, 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, Kaye Bohler; Saturday, Club 90; Nov. 8, Busta Grove; Nov. 9, Radio - The Band; Nov. 14, Little Fuller Band; Nov. 15, Night Fever; Nov. 16, Roy Rogers; Nov. 20, Exile; Nov. 22, Joni Morris; Nov. 23, Fast Times; Nov. 29, Sun Kings; Nov. 30, Ascension. 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

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

FESTIVALS & FAIRS

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS

FESTIVAL• Saturday

Participating businesses will offer cultural art, food, sugar skulls, face painting and live music. Catrina and Catrin dress contest, 4:30 p.m. Candlelight procession to St. Patrick’s Cemetery, 5:30 p.m. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Downtown Murphys

ANNUAL PUMPKIN ROLL• Sunday

50th annual Pumpkin Roll. Toddler and main event pumpkin rolls, pancake breakfast, craft faire featuring holiday gift ideas, pumpkin roll desserts. Museum and the Ice Cream Shop will be open. 8 a.m.-noon breakfast; 11 a.m. pumpkin roll signups. Knights Ferry Community Club, Main Street. Small donation is registration fee. (209) 881-2214 or (209) 881-3217.

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”• Today

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 Hall-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

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 through December. Promenade Shopping Center, Yosemite and Paulson, Merced. (209) 667-2916.

KNIGHTS FERRY BREAKFAST• Ongoing

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

TURLOCK SONS

IN RETIREMENT• Ongoing

Monthly luncheon. 10:30 a.m. Third Wednesdays. 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.

COFFEE WITH COPS• Today

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• Today

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• Saturday

Spaghetti dinner and raffle. Raffle tickets, $1. 3-7 p.m. Oddfellows Hall- La Grange, Main Street, La Grange. $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., Turlock. $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.

HOME ON THE RANGE• Nov. 9

Family day at the ranch to support Habitat for Humanity. Ticket includes food, entertainment and music. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Diamond Bar Arena, 6055 Central Ave., Ceres. $25 individual; $75 family of four. (209) 575-4585 ext. 115.

LUTEFISK AND MEATBALL

DINNER• Nov. 9

Solheim Lodge #69, Sons of Norway traditional Lutefisk and Meatball dinner. Scandinavian music by Bruno Cerri. Baked goods for sale. Raffle drawings. 5 p.m. Eagles Hall - Stockton, 1492 Bourbon St. $20 advance; $25 door; children 8-12 $10; 7 and under free. (209) 477-8458.

SINGLES NEWCOMER’S

DINNER• Nov. 13

Valley Super Singles is hosting a newcomer’s dinner for their non-profit group for singles age 50 and older. 6 p.m. Perko’s Restaurant, 3848 McHenry Ave., Modesto. (209) 579-2347.

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.

EXOTIC UGANDAN

BENEFIT DINNER• Nov. 15

Benefit dinner featuring variety of Ugandan dishes, African music and drumming. Proceeds benefit Abandoned Children and Youth Association (ACYA.) 6-8:30 p.m. Native Sons Hall, Main Street, Murphys. $10-$20. (209) 743-9875.

GREEK FOLK DANCERS

CRAB FEED• Nov. 16

The Annunciation Greek Folk Dancers are hosting annual All-You-Can-Eat "Crab Feed” With the crab, there will also be Clam Chowder, salad, bread, pasta, Baklava sundaes and prizes. 5 p.m. Greek Orthodox Church, 313 Tokay Ave, Modesto. $40. (209) 522-7694.

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.

ANNUAL TURKEY DINNER• Nov. 22

Fundraising dinner featuring turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, roll and dessert. Proceeds benefit school projects. 5-7 p.m. Spratling Middle School, 5277 Washington Road, Hughson. $7 presale; $8 door. (209) 664-3833.

WESTPORT 4H PANCAKE FUNDRAISER• Nov. 24

8 a.m.-noon Westport Firehouse, 5160 S. Carpenter Road, Modesto. $7 adults; $4 children.

NEW YEAR’S EVE CONCERT AND DANCE PARTY• Dec. 31

New Year’s Eve concert with Rod Harris and the Mario Flores Band. Complimentary champagne and snacks. No-host bar. 9 p.m. Stage 3 Theatre, 208 S. Green St., Sonora. $40. (209) 536-1778.

HOLIDAY

CHRISTMAS IN THE

COUNTRY• Today-Sunday

Local artisans present annual holiday boutique. Cider, coffee and refreshments available. Noon-6 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Ferrero Family Barn, 668 N. Blossom Road, Waterford.

CRAFT BOUTIQUE

AND ART SHOW• Saturday

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• Saturday

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

HOLIDAY BAZAAR• Saturday

Handcrafted items, seasonal items, baked goods. Lunch available, $5. Free coffee/tea and cookies. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Grace Lutheran Church Hall, 617 W. Orangeburg Ave., Modesto. (209) 522-8890.

HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE• Saturday

Handmade crafts including baby blankets, potholders and scarfs. 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.

2013 HOLIDAY

EXTRAVAGANZA• Nov. 8-9

Oakdale Saddle Clubs’ holiday “Bootique.” 6-9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Oakdale Saddle Club, 1624 East F . $3 or donation of a new or gently used coat. (209) 988-3134.

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.

HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR

& BOUTIQUE• Nov. 9

Holiday shopping, variety of items from crafts to antiques. Lunch and baked goods available to purchase. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The Well Community Church, 2500 Claus Road, Modesto. 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.

COUNTRY FOLK ART SHOW• Nov. 9-10

30th anniversary of Country Folk Art Craft Show featuring an array of unique decorating needs, uplifting music and gourmet delights. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Stanislaus County Fairground, 900 N. Broadway, Turlock. $5. (209) 668-8861.

CRAFT FAIR• Nov. 9-10

Y.L.I. of St. Mary’s Parish in Oakdale, eighth annual craft fair featuring local artisans and commercial vendors. Bake sale and food booth. Holiday photos, $5. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday. St. Mary’s Church Parish Center, Oak and Olive streets, Oakdale. (209) 985-1486.

HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIRE• Nov. 16

Handmade crafts, baked goods. Proceeds to provide food baskets and toys for needy families. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. St. Patrick’s Catholic Church-Ripon, 19399 E. Highway 120.

HOLIDAY VENDOR FAIRE• Nov. 17

Variety of vendors and handmade crafts. Raffle drawings. Food and beverages available for purchase. Proceeds benefit Sacred Heart Class of 2015 Washington, D.C., trip. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sacred Heart Catholic School, 505 M Street, Patterson. Free admission. (209) 652-0830 or (209) 892-1370.

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

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR• Nov. 23

Local artists, homemade items and lunch. Cody Ebert the Magic Man will perform at noon. Special appearance from Santa, 2-4 p.m. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Town Hall, Main Street, Mokelumne Hill. (209) 286-0607.

COWBOY CHRISTMAS• Nov. 29-30

The Oakdale Cowboy Museum is celebrating their 21st annual Cowboy Christmas Gift and Craft show. Over 40 exhibitor booths with western art, furniture, jewelry, cowboy grub and entertainment. Cowboy Santa arrives on horseback, 11 a.m. and pictures with Santa available until 3 p.m. 5-9 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Gene Bianchi Community Center, 110 S. Second Ave., Oakdale. Free.

HOMETOWN CRAFTERS CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIRE• Nov. 29-30

Local crafters and live Christmas music. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday. Sonora Opera Hall, 250 S. Washington St., Sonora. (209) 536-9625.

“CHRISTMAS IN THE

COUNTRY”• Nov. 30

Mountain Ranch Community Club hosts a Christmas craft faire, bake sale and luncheon. Handmade items, raffle. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mountain Ranch - Community Hall, 8049 Washington Street. (209) 754-5360.

COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS

FAIRE• Nov. 30

Christmas Faire featuring vendors, crafts, bake sale and door prizes. Christmas cafe will have lunch, coffee and snacks. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Modesto Free Methodist Church, 1520 Rose Ave., Modesto. (209) 765-7639.

CHRISTMAS IN

KNIGHTS FERRY• Dec. 1

Breakfast, holiday craft faire, Knights Ferry Museum open with Christmas display and annual Christmas parade. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Knights Ferry , Sonora Road, off Highway 120.

ANNUAL CRAFT FAIR• Dec. 6

Oak Valley Hospital volunteers are sponsoring annual craft fair. Seeking craft vendors, contact ovhdgiftshop@gmail.com. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oak Valley Medical Plaza, 1525 West H St., Oakdale.

FESTIVAL OF TREES• Dec. 7

“Catch the Glow” festival of trees presented by Oakdale Garden Club. 6-8 p.m. Wood Park, Highways 120 and 108, Oakdale. Free.

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.

TOASTMASTER’S• Ongoing

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

OPEN AIR MARKET• Ongoing

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

UKULELE PLAY AND SING ALONG• Ongoing

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

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.

CHURCH YARD

AND BAKE SALE• Today-Saturday

Fundraising event with all proceeds benefiting the church. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Central General Baptist Church, 944 N. Central Ave., Ceres.

ARTIST DAY 2013• Saturday

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.

BOOK SIGNING• Saturday

Jaime Rubio will be autographing copies of his book “Behind These Walls,” the historical expose of the distressing secrets held deep in history behind those ominous walls of Preston Castle. 4-7 p.m. Daydreams & Nightmares, 1408 N. Carpenter Road, Modesto. (209) 575-0023.

BIRDING TRIPS• Wednesday-Dec. 14

Wednesday, 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.

SUNDAY IN THE PARK

CELEBRATION• Nov. 10

Local vendors will celebrate giving back with support to a local charity. Holiday shopping. Barbecues will be available for a family picnic. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Main Street Park, 2013 Main Street, Escalon. Free.

TEXAS HOLD’EM

TOURNAMENT• Nov. 15

Sponsored by the Turlock Pentecost Association. 7 p.m. Turlock Pentecost Association, Golden State Boulevard and Geer Road, Turlock. $100. (209) 664-9324.

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.

MOD SHOP• Nov. 30

Indy Crafters Market features independent artists offering handcrafted goods by more than 30 vendors. 6-10 p.m. Downtown Modesto

WHIST CARD PARTY• Dec. 8

Hosted by the Turlock Pentecost Association. 1 p.m. Turlock Pentecost Association, Golden State Boulevard and Geer Road, Turlock. (209) 664-9324.

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. 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, Escalon. $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 4th 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.

CAROUSEL BALLROOM

DANCE CLUB• Dec. 6

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.

THE STATE THEATRE

“SCIENCE ON SCREEN”

SERIES• Through April 13

Science on Screen film series. 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: “STILL MINE”• Through Nov. 7

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

FILM: “INEQUALITY

FOR ALL”• Through Nov. 8

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

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS

EVENT• Saturday

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

“THE SLEEPING BEAUTY”

FROM THE BOLSHOI BALLET• Sunday

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

FILM: “THE CIDER

HOUSE RULES”• Tuesday

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

FILM: “THE GRAPES

OF WRATH”• Wednesday

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.

FILM: “THE SPECTACULAR

NOW”• Nov. 8-14

Based on the beloved book by Tim Tharp, the film is the story of Sutter Keely – high school senior, effortless charmer, and self-proclaimed “life of the party” – and of how he unexpectedly falls in love with the “nice girl” Aimee. Call for times.

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 "MAM", 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.

FILM: “POCKETFUL

OF MIRACLES”• Nov. 16

A CareMore Senior Film Series presentation featuring the film, drawings for prizes and refreshments. 10:30 a.m.

THE PINK FLOYD CONCERT EXPERIENCE• Nov. 16

Live musical performance featuring the Bay Area’s House of Floyd. who performs the music of Pink Floyd. 7 p.m. doors; 8 p.m. show. $20-$38.

FILM: “THE MALTESE

FALCON”• Nov. 17

Hard-boiled detective Sam Spade gets caught up in the murderous search for a priceless statue. Stars Humphrey Bogart and Mary Astor. Presented by the Modesto Film Society. 2 p.m.

ELVIN BISHOP IN CONCERT• Nov. 22

Appearance at The State coincides with the Oct. 16 release of his “That’s My Thing,” live In concert DVD. 7 p.m. doors; 8 p.m. show. $25-$38.

RIOSALINAS WITH

LOUIE ORTEGA• Nov. 23

Uncle Lonny Presents RioSalinas with Louie Ortega. Guest artists include Greg Smith (Eagles) and Mic Gillette (Tower of Power). All proceeds will go to benefit Youth for Christ’s Cease Fire project. 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.

OPEN AUDITIONS• Saturday-Tuesday

Center Stage Conservatory is holding open auditions for an ensemble of 10-12 men and women for production of “Mother Courage and Her Children” by Bertolt Brecht. Rehearsals begin in December. 1 p.m. Saturday; 7 p.m. Tuesday. Center Stage Conservatory, 948 11 St., Modesto. (209) 846-0179.

“MESSIAH”

REHEARSALS• Sunday-Nov. 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.

AUDITIONS FOR

ROMEO AND JULIET• Nov. 23

Merced ShakespeareFest is holding auditions for Romeo and Juliet. Rehearsals are February and March, performance dates are March 28-30, 2014. 10 a.m. Playhouse Merced, 452 W. Main St., Merced. (209) 723-3265.

FOR KIDS

PARA LOS NINOS

PROGRAM• Saturdays

Every Saturday morning, bilingual stories, Songs and Rhymes for Preschoolers and their families. Presented by the Cesar Chavez Committee. 10-11 a.m. Los Banos Library, 1312 7th St. Free. (209) 826-5254.

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.

GALLO CENTER

FOR THE ARTS

CRAIG MORGAN• Saturday

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

LAURIE BERKNER• Sunday

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

“THE UGLY DUCKLING”• Monday

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• Wednesday

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.

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• 

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

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• Nov. 8, 12

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

BELLS OF BLESSING!• Sunday

This is a handbell ringing extravaganza with 7 bell choirs. The offering collected will go to support the Salvation Army as it begins the bell ringing season for the red kettles. 4 p.m. Modesto Church of the Brethren, 2301 Woodland Ave., Modesto. Free, offering collection.

FALL CONCERT• Sunday

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.

OAKDALE COMMUNITY BAND CONCERT• Tuesday

6:30-7:30 p.m. Gladys Lemmons Senior Center, 450 E. A St., Oakdale. Free.

FOREIGNER• Nov. 8

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

FOREIGNER• Nov. 8

Rock group Foreigner. 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

Sixth annual ukulele concert. 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

THE FELICI PIANO TRIO• Nov. 10

Part of the 2013-2014 Manteca Kindred Arts Concert series. 3 p.m. St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, North and Powers streets, Manteca. $5-$15. (209) 823-2570.

THE MOTHER LODE QUINTET• Nov. 10

Part of the St. James Concert Series. 3 p.m. Church of the 49ers, 11155 Jackson St., Columbia. $5-$12. (209) 586-0825.

MICHAEL ROBERT• Nov. 13

Christian singer presents all ages concert. 7 p.m. First Southern Baptist Church, 132 E St., Waterford. $10-$35. (209) 324-0521.

ADLER & HEARNE• Nov. 15

Original songs and fresh homegrown music in a soulful genre. 8 p.m. Great Valley Acoustic Series, 918 Sierra Dr., Modesto. $10. 510- 547-6013.

STEVIE B• Nov. 16

Stevie B, 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. 9th St., Modesto. $30; $80 VIP. (209) 846-5777. www.100oldschool.com

ZYDECO DANCE PARTY• Nov. 16

Featuring The BluesBox Bayou Band, dance lessons with Ted Sherrod. Dinner bar and hospitality available. 7:30 p.m. Eagles Hall, 126 Camellia Way, Modesto. $15. (209) 526-3096.

CAFE MUSIQUE• Nov. 17

Part of the Sunday Afternoons at CBS concert series. 3 p.m. Congregation Beth Shalom, 1705 Sherwood Ave., Modesto. $7 youth, $15 seniors and students, $20 adults. (209) 571-6060. cbsmodesto.org

THE SWINGIN’ BLUE STARS• Nov. 21

Four singers perform close harmony, swing style music. 7:30 p.m. Ripon High School multi-use building, 304 N. Acacia Ave. $30-$100. (209) 599-3223.

THEATER

“RENT”• Through Sunday

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

“FRANKENSTEIN”• Through Sunday

Victor GIanlanella’s “Frankenstein” performed by 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

“HARVEY”• Through 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

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

“I’M SORRY THE BRIDGE IS OUT, YOU’LL HAVE TO SPEND

THE NIGHT”• Through 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.

“SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL”• Nov. 7-17

Mountain Youth and Community Theater production featuring a combination of many Dr. Seuss stories. 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sundays. Webster Theatre, 14372 Cuesta Ct. , Sonora. $12 adults; $8 students and seniors; 4 and under free. (209) 533-8633.

“CLOUD TECTONICS”• Nov. 14-24

Puerto Rican playwright José Rivera’s “timeless” love story. Directed by Jere O’Donnell. 8 p.m. Nov. 14-16, 21-23; 2 p.m. Nov. 17, 24. California State University, Stanislaus, Mainstage Theatre, 1 University Circle, Turlock. $8-$10.

“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. 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

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.

CALIFORNIA STATE

UNIVERSITY, STANISLAUS,

GALLERY• (209) 667-3186

Through Dec. 20, “Stephen Galloway: Still Living” Gallery hours: Noon-4 p.m. Monday-Friday; 6-9 p.m. Thursdays. 1 University Center, Turlock. Free. www.csustan.edu

CARNEGIE ARTS

CENTER• (209) 632-5761

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. 12-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 Boutique, featuring two open house dates, Nov. 9 1-3 p.m and Dec. 7, noon-3 p.m. 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.

PAPER PLANES TATTOO

AND ART STUDIO• (209) 324-1543

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

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. 4459 Spyres Way, #A, Modesto.

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