Calendar of events across the Modesto region

November 7, 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

Friday, Busta Grove; Saturday, Radio - The Band; Thursday, 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

Nov. 15, Rocksgiving Evening of Music, 6 p.m.; Sundays, open mic. 1126 14th St., Modesto.

TONY BENNETT• Dec. 14

Dec. 14, Tony Bennett. Tickets go on sale Nov. 8, 10 a.m. 7 p.m. Bob Hope Theatre, 242 E. Main St., Stockton. (209) 337-4673.

DANCE

CAL ‘SKYHAWK’ HAYNES• Saturday

Active 20-30 Club Merced sponsors this Native American Heritage event. 10:30 a.m. Merced Multicultural Arts Center, 645 West Main St. $10. (209) 388-1090.

FILM

MJC FALL FILM AND LECTURE SERIES• Through Nov. 21

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

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.

AN EVENING

UNDER THE STARS• Saturday

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• Saturday

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• Saturday

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• Saturday

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• Wednesday

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• Thursday

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.

SALSA DINNER DANCE• Nov. 15

Modesto Junior College International Club and SURE present this event including dinner, salsa dance lessons by the You Can Dance company and door prizes. 7:30-11 p.m. Modesto Junior College - Mary Stuart Rogers Center, 2201 Blue Gum Ave., Modesto. $30 single; $50 couple. (209) 575-6012.

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.

ITALIAN CRAB FEST

DINNER DANCE• Nov. 23

Complimentary wine and cheese tasting followed by dinner of crab, Italian pasta, green salad and rolls. Dancing immediately follows. 5:30-10:30 p.m. Central Catholic High School, 200 S. Carpenter Road, Modesto. $45. (209) 529-0881. www.cchsca.org

WESTPORT 4H PANCAKE FUNDRAISER• Nov. 24

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

COFFEE WITH COPS• Dec. 5

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.

HOLIDAY

GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN CHURCH CRAFT FAIRE

• Through Saturday

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

HOLIDAY AND GIFT BOUTIQUE• Through Saturday

Seventh annual event featuring baked goods, candies, jams, decorations and art. Today, 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• Today-Saturday

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• Saturday

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

CRAFTS FOR CHRISTMAS• Saturday

Bake sale and craft fair. Contact Donna Stephens to reserve a booth. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mill Creek Church, 147 Auto Center Court, Modesto. Free. (209) 262-8064.

HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE• Saturday

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• Saturday

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• Saturday-Sunday

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• Saturday-Sunday

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• Saturday-Sunday

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.

ST. ANTHONY ANNUAL HOLIDAY LUNCHEON AND CRAFT FAIRE• Wednesday

Local crafters and artisan booths. Lunch will be provided. 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. St. Anthony’s School, 323 N. Fremont St., Manteca. $15 adults; $10 seniors. (209) 823-4513.

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.

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS• Nov. 23

Featuring a variety of booths and a silent auction. Tickets for the Apple Orchard Brunch, $15 adults; $10 children. 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. First United Methodist Church, Modesto, 850 16th St. (209) 522-9046.

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 FESTIVAL• Nov. 30

Craft faire with tree-lighting ceremony, parade and Santa Claus. 2-8 p.m. Riverbank City Hall and City Chamber Gallery, 6707 Third St. (209) 863-7122.

“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.

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.

REO SPEECH TRAIN, TOASTMASTERS• Ongoing

Every Wednesday, 6:30 a.m.; Nov. 9, 2nd Annual Garage Sale, O’Brien’s Market parking lot: 6631 Oakdale Rd., 7 a.m.-noon. Perko’s Cafe, 2120 Patterson Rd., Riverbank. (209) 342-7358.

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.

BIRDING TRIPS• Through Thursday

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.

GREGORI HIGH SCHOOL

VETERANS DAY CEREMONY• Today

All veterans invited to attended. Event includes student presentations, musical performance and introduction of veterans. 12:30 p.m. Gregori High School, 3701 Pirrone Road, Modesto. (209) 550-3421.

VETERANS DAY CEREMONY• Today

Students and staff celebrate veterans. Veterans will be given an opportunity to introduce themselves. 1:30-2:30 p.m. Lakewood School, 2920 Middleboro Place, Modesto. (209) 576-4841.

USED BOOK SALE• Today-Saturday

Waterford Library is having a used book sale to benefit library programs. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Waterford Library, 241 E St. (209) 874-2191.

26TH ANNUAL DIWALI SHOW• Saturday

Indian Cultural Society of Modesto hosting annual Diwali event including snacks, soft drinks, dinner and show. Reserve tickets: pritimd@yahoo.com. 5:30-11 p.m. Johansen High School, 641 Norseman Drive, Modesto. $20 adults; $10 children. www.facebook.com/pages/India-Cultural-Society

STUDIO 49 FIBER ARTS GROUP• Saturday

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

TURLOCK UKE JAMZ• Saturday

Monthly ukulele play and sing along. All ages and skill levels welcome. 10:30 a.m. Carnegie Arts Center, 250 N. Broadway, Turlock. Free; donations accepted. www.turlockukejamz.org

LAKE DON PEDRO ARTS

AND CRAFT SHOW• Saturday-Sunday

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• Sunday

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.

LIVINGSTON VETERANS DAY

PARADE• Monday

Livingston-Delhi Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8327 and Ladies Auxiliary hosts a parade. Award ceremony immediately follows parade where homemade soup lunch is served. 11 a.m. Main Street-Livingston, Between C and Main Street. $5. (209) 394-2059.

VETERAN’S DAY PARADE• Monday

Booths and food vendors. 10 a.m., MJC band performs. After parade, a dinner will be held for Stanislaus citizens at American Legion Hall, 7 p.m., $10. 9 a.m. Graceada Park, Sycamore and Needham streets, Modesto. (209) 521-0093 or (209) 558-7380.

VETERANS APPRECIATION DAY• Monday

The festivities will start at the Oakdale Museum with a Flag Retiring Ceremony and end in Fish Park on Pontiac, which will include speakers and music. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. William A. Fish Veterans Park, Pontiac Street and Cliffwood Way, Oakdale. Free. www.visitoakdaleca.com

AMERICAN INDIAN HERITAGE

MONTH• Thursday

Debra Lynn Grimes will be speaking. 6:30 p.m. refreshments; 7 p.m. lecture. Angels Camp Museum, Carriage House, 753 South Main St., Angels Camp. $10 nonmembers; Free for members. (209) 736-2963. angelscamp.gov

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.

ARTS AND CRAFT FAIR• Nov. 23-24

20th Century Club Hughson hosts its annual Arts and Craft fair. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Hughson High School, 7419 East Whitmore Ave. www.20thcenturyartsandcraftsfair.com

MOD SHOP• Nov. 30

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

MOD SHOP 209• Nov. 30

An Indie crafters market craft fair. 6-10 p.m. J Street, Between 12 and 13th streets, Modesto. modshop209.com

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

Saturday, 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

Today; Steppin Pards square dance club hosts 60th anniversary party at Dennis Earl School, 7-10 p.m. Wednesdays, square dance club workshop nights. 7-9 p.m. American Legion Hall - Turlock, 75 Bothun Road. (209) 996-0844. www.facebook.com/turlock.steppinpards

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. Sunday, 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”• Today

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

FILM: “THE SPECTACULAR NOW”• Today-Thursday

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• Saturday

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.

“MESSIAH” REHEARSALS

• Through 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. Sunday, 17, 24 Immanuel Christian Reformed Church, Fourth and Orange streets, Ripon. (209) 996-0468.

MODESTO-STANISLAUS POETRY SUBMISSIONS• Through Nov. 15

Call for submissions of four-line poems about the county. Submit to the Modesto-Stanislaus Poetry Center by emailing it to info@mostpoetry.org (email preferred) or by mailing it to the MoSt Poetry Center, PO Box 578940, Modesto, CA 95357. www.mostpoetry.org.

AUDITIONS FOR “MESSIAH SING-A-LONG”• Tuesday

Soloists are needed for all vocal categories: soprano, alto, tenor and bass. 6 p.m. St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 13880 Joshua Way, Sonora. (209) 770-1257.

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.

THANKSGIVING CRAFT DAY• Thursday

Children will learn to weave pumpkin decorations for Thanksgiving. 3 p.m. Keyes Library, 4420 Maud Ave. (209) 664-8006.

CERES LIBRARY EVENTS• Thursday-Nov. 21

Thursday, LEGO day to develop fine motor skills, 3:30 p.m.; Nov. 21, Family story and craft event, 3:30 p.m. Ceres Library, 2250 Magnolia. (209) 537-8938.

TURLOCK LIBRARY

EVENTS• Nov. 18-25

Nov. 18, children learn to make a paper bag owl, 3 p.m.; Nov. 25, LEGO day, 4 p.m. Turlock Library , 550 Minaret Ave. (209) 664-8100.

GALLO CENTER

FOR THE ARTS

BEETHOVEN

SYMPHONY NO. 5• Today-Saturday

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• Saturday

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

“THE FREEDOM RIDERS”• Saturday

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”

• Thursday-Nov. 16

Presented by Modesto Christian High School. 7 p.m. Thursday-Nov. 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.

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

Saturday-Sunday, 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-Tuesday

Today, Birth of the Cool and more; Tuesday, percussion ensemble concert. 7:30 p.m. California State University, Stanislaus, 1 University Circle, Turlock. (209) 667-3959. www.csustan.edu/SOA

FOREIGNER• Today

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

FOREIGNER• Today

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• Today

Sixth annual ukulele concert. 7 p.m. Church of the Brethren, 2301 Woodland Ave., Modesto. Donation. (209) 505-3216.

JOHNNY CASH TRIBUTE FEATURING JAMES GARNER• Saturday

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• Sunday

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• Sunday

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• Wednesday

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.

FALL STRING RECITAL• Nov. 15

Students will perform solo works by Bach, Glazunov, Handel, Mozart, Roggen, Shostakovich and Veracini. 7:30 p.m. Modesto Junior College, Recital Hall, 435 College Ave. Free; donations accepted. (209) 575-6646.

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 MODESTO TRADITIONAL JAZZ SOCIETY• Nov. 17

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

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.

JACKIE EVANCHO• Nov. 23

13-year-old soprano opera singer. 7:30 p.m. Turlock Community Theatre, 1574 E. Canal Drive, Turlock. $59-$119. (209) 668-1169. www.turlocktheatre.org

THE REFUGEES - TOM PETTY TRIBUTE• Nov. 23

Music of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. 7 p.m. doors; 8 p.m. show. West Side Theatre, 1331 Main St., Newman. $17 general; $20 reserved. (209) 862-4490.

MIC GILLETTE• Nov. 26

Grammy nominated trumpet and trombone player performing a jazz concert. Fundraiser for school music programs. 7 p.m. Turlock Junior High School, 3951 N Walnut Rd. $5. (209) 668-0308.

“MESSIAH”• Dec. 1

Ripon Oratorio Society presents the 68th presentation of Handel’s “Messiah.” Childcare available. 3 p.m. Immanuel Christian Reformed Church, Fourth and Orange streets, Ripon.

THEATER

“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

“I’M SORRY THE BRIDGE IS OUT, YOU’LL HAVE TO SPEND THE NIGHT”• Through Saturday

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”• Through Nov. 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”• Thursday-Nov. 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.

“IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE-A LIVE RADIO PLAY”• Nov. 15-Dec. 22

Performed as a 1940s live radio broadcast in front of a studio audience. Five actors play all characters as well as produce sound effects. Call for times. East Sonora-Sierra Repertory Theatre, 13891 Mono Way, Sonora. (209) 532-3120. http://www.sierrarep.org

“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

Nov. 24, poetry Sunday; 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

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

Saturday-Jan. 5, Affordable Gifts of Art Boutique, featuring two open house dates, Saturday 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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