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
Sunday, Arts lecture on modern art and literature, 2 p.m.; 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 Members, Children 12 and under free..
CENTRAL CALIFORNIA ART ASSOCIATION AND MISTLIN GALLERY• (209) 529-3369
Nov. 21, Third Thursday Art Walk; Through 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
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 Jan. 5, Affordable Gifts of Art Boutique, featuring open house, 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.
MODESTO JUNIOR COLLEGE ART GALLERY• (209) 575-6819
Through Dec. 5, High school art teachers’ exhibit, M-W 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Nov. 21, reception for artists, 5-8 p.m. 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.
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, Suite A, Modesto.
FOR THE ARTS
“A CHRISTMAS CAROL”• Through Saturday
Presented by Modesto Christian High School. 7 p.m. Today-Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday. $9-$19.
“MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET”• Friday-Sunday
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”• Tuesday-Wednesday
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.
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.
35TH ANNUAL COLUMBIA JAZZ ARTIST SERIES• Through April 19
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.
ADLER & HEARNE• Today
Original songs and fresh homegrown music in a soulful genre. 8 p.m. Great Valley Acoustic Series, 918 Sierra Drive, Modesto. $10. 510- 547-6013.
FALL STRING RECITAL• Today
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.
BETTER TOGETHER CHOIR CONCERT• Saturday
Attendees are asked to bring a bag of nonperishable, nonbreakable groceries to be donated. 7:30 p.m. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4300 N. Dale Road. (209) 545-2983.
PRAISE HIM SONG AND DANCE• Saturday
Fellowship with sounds of Joy Choir and New Creations Covenant Ministry of San Jose. Noon-5 p.m. Cultural Center of Riverbank, 3313 Santa Fe St., Riverbank. (209) 543-4068.
STEVIE B• Saturday
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• Saturday
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.
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, Night Fever; Sunday, Roy Rogers; Wednesday, Exile; Nov. 22, Joni Morris; Nov. 23, Fast Times; Nov. 29, Sun Kings; Nov. 30, Ascension. 19400 Tuolumne Road North, Tuolumne City. www.blackoakcasino.com
CACHE CREEK• (800) 772-2243
14455 Highway 16, Brooks. www.cachecreek.com
QUEEN BEAN COFFEE HOUSE• (209) 521-8000
Today, Rocksgiving Evening of Music, 6 p.m.; Sundays, open mic. 1126 14th St., Modesto.
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• Saturday
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.
EXOTIC UGANDAN BENEFIT DINNER• Today
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• Today
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• Saturday
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• Saturday
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.
LAS PALMAS ESTATES HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE• Today-Saturday
Handmade gifts available for purchase. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. LPME Clubhouse, 250 E. Las Palmas Ave, Patterson.
HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIRE• Saturday
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• Sunday
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• Wednesday-Dec. 7
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.
FILM: “A CHRISTMAS SURPRISE”• Nov. 27
Snacks and beverages available. 7 p.m. Lifetree Cafe, 1123 Cooper Ave., Turlock. Free. 970- 292-4838. www.lifetreecafe.com
COWBOY CHRISTMAS• Nov. 29-30
The Oakdale Cowboy Museum is celebrating their 21st annual Cowboy Christmas Gift and Craft show. More than 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 fair 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 fair, 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.
HUGHSON CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL AND PARADE• Nov. 30
Vendors and a parade with Santa. Noon-8:30 p.m. Hughson Avenue, Hughson Avenue. (209) 450-6254.
CHRISTMAS TRAIN SHOW• Nov. 30-Dec. 1
San Joaquin Valley Toy Train Operators, Inc., presents a Christmas Train Show. Santa Claus and vendors. Food available from Whistle Stop Cafe. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Stanislaus County Fairgrounds, 900 N. Broadway, Turlock. $5 per person; $10 family. www.stancofair.com
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.
HOLIDAY LUNCHEON AND SILENT AUCTION• Dec. 4
Soroptimist International of Oakdale hosts event. Lunch and silent auction featuring handcrafted items and baked goods. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Gene Bianchi Community Center, 110 S. Second Ave., Oakdale. $10. (209) 848-3523.
ANNUAL CRAFT FAIR• Dec. 6
Oak Valley Hospital volunteers are sponsoring annual craft fair. Seeking craft vendors, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oak Valley Medical Plaza, 1525 West H St., Oakdale.
“A CHRISTMAS TO REMEMBER”• Dec. 6-7
Christmas inspired dance presentation. 7 p.m. Performing Arts Center, 435 N. Maple Ave., Ripon. $9 advance; $10 door. (209) 823-1740. www.sondance.org
BETHANY’S ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BOUTIQUE• Dec. 7
Handmade crafts including jewelry, cards, toys, ornaments, woodcraft, crochet, and more. Breakfast and lunch available. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Almond Valley Christian Reformed Church, 333 S. Wilma Ave., Ripon.
DICKENS FAIRE• Dec. 7
Vendors set up booths featuring an assortment of Christmas items, jewelry, food, crafts and other offerings for sale. McHenry Mansion decorated for Christmas. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. McHenry Mansion, 906 15th St., Modesto. (209) 869-1900. www.mchenrymansion.org
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.
HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR• Dec. 7
Vendors with homemade and custom items available for purchase. Baked goods and homemade chicken tortellini soup for lunch. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuolumne River Lodge, 2429 River Road, Modesto. (209) 537-6651.
FESTIVAL OF TREES• Dec. 7-8
Decorate trees, Santa Claus, music, artisan crafts, food vendors and more. Dessert in Victorian Tea Room with paid admission. Dec. 6, “Senior Preview” for seniors and those with physical difficulties, 1-4 p.m. Micke Grove parking fee waived with advance ticket. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. San Joaquin County Historical Museum, Micke Grove Park, Lodi. $10 adults; $1 children. (209) 331-2055 or (209) 953-3460. www.sanjoaquinhistory.org
“CHRISTMAS OF 5TH STREET” PARADE• Dec. 14
Lathrop’s annual Christmas parade. The route begins on 5th and J streets and ends at Mingo Way. $20 entry fee for participants. 11 a.m. Lathrop, 5th and J streets. (209) 941-7383.
CHRISTMAS ON MAIN STREET• Dec. 14
Annual tradition of roasting marshmallows, a Parade of Lights and arrival of Santa Claus. 3-9 p.m. Main Street- Escalon (209) 838-2793. cityofescalon.com
“THE NUTCRACKER”• Dec. 19-21
Studio 4 Dance Theater presents sixth annual production of “The Nutcracker” and a meet-and-greet with the Sugar Plum Fairy after the matinee, Dec. 21. 6 p.m., Dec. 19-21; 1 p.m., Dec. 21. Bret Harte Theatre, 323 Highway 49, Angels Camp. $15 adults; $7 children. 1-800-595-4849. www.studio4dancetheater.com
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•
Every Wednesday. 6:30 a.m. Perko’s Cafe, 2120 Patterson Road, 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.
TELESCOPE NIGHT• Ongoing
First Friday of each month. Open to the public, all ages welcome. Free parking, concessions available. Bring blankets or chairs. 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. 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 Dec. 14
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.
TEXAS HOLD’EM TOURNAMENT• Today
Sponsored by the Turlock Pentecost Association. 7 p.m. Turlock Pentecost Association, Golden State Boulevard and Geer Road, Turlock. $100. (209) 664-9324.
MCHENRY MANSION MULTI-AUTHOR BOOK SIGNING• Saturday
Local authors will sign their books in a holiday fundraiser event at McHenry Mansion. 9 a.m.-noon. McHenry Mansion Gift Shop, 924 15th St., Modesto. (209) 549-0428. www.mchenrymansion.org/Gift_Shop.html
WINTER MAGIC• Saturday
Bryan Gilles, illusionist. 7 p.m. dinner service; 8 p.m. show. Groveland Hotel, 18767 Main St., Groveland. (209) 962-4000.
OMELET BREAKFAST• Sunday
Modesto Post #74 hosting an omelet breakfast fundraiser. Breakfast includes omelets, biscuits and gravy, potatoes, juice and coffee. All proceeds go toward American Legion programs. 7-11:30 a.m. American Legion Hall, Modesto, 1001 S. Santa Cruz Ave. $7. (209) 522-1150.
LA GRANGE REBEKAH’S BREAKFAST• Third Sundays
Nov. 17, Ham and cheese omelet, pancakes, biscuit and gravy, with coffee and juice. 7-11 a.m. Oddfellows Hall- La Grange, Main Street, La Grange. $5. (209) 853-2128.
GIS OPEN HOUSE• Tuesday
City of Merced is hosting an open house GIS Day event as part of Geography Awareness Week. Map Gallery on display for month of November. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Merced Civic Center, 18th & N streets, Merced. www.cityofmerced.org
HOOF N HORNS 4H ANNUAL WINTER• Nov. 23
Toy show and model farms on display. Food available for purchase. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Gratton Elementary School, 4500 S. Gratton Road, Denair. $3 adults; $1 children.
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
MODESTO TURKEY TROT AND GOBBLER WALK• Nov. 28
Fun run for boys and girls begins with the half mile boys race. 8:45 a.m.; Half mile girls race, 9 a.m.; 5K run, 9:30 a.m.; 5K Gobbler walk, 9:35 a.m. After the race will be an awards ceremony and refreshments. Proceeds support MJC Cross Country. Tuolumne Regional Park, 1200 Tioga Drive, Modesto. $15-$25. (209) 575-6219. www.finishedresults.com/ModestoTurkeyTrot2013
MOD SHOP 209• Nov. 30
Indie Crafters Market features independent artists offering handcrafted goods by more than 30 vendors. 6-10 p.m. J Street, Between 12 and 13th streets, Modesto. modshop209.com
47TH ANNUAL HOME TOUR• Dec. 7
Sonora Branch AAUW presents a four-home tour, tea and cookies, boutique and basket raffle. Noon-4 p.m. Church of the 49ers, 11155 Jackson St., Columbia. $20. (209) 586-1322. www.aauwsonora.org
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.
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 Ave.
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
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
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. 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.
“THE SPECTACULAR NOW”• Through Wednesday
Romance between unlikely characters. Call for times. (209) 527-4697. http://www.thestate.org/
MUMBO GUMBO• Today
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”• Saturday
A CareMore Senior Film Series presentation featuring the film, drawings for prizes and refreshments. 10:30 a.m.
THE PINK FLOYD CONCERT EXPERIENCE• Saturday
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”• Sunday
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
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. Nov. 10, 17, 24 Immanuel Christian Reformed Church, Fourth and Orange streets, Ripon. (209) 996-0468.
MODESTO-STANISLAUS POETRY SUBMISSIONS• Through Today
Call for submissions of four-line poems about the county. Submit to the Modesto-Stanislaus Poetry Center by emailing it to email@example.com (email preferred) or by mailing it to the MoSt Poetry Center, PO Box 578940, Modesto 95357. www.mostpoetry.org
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.
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.
SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR• Saturday
Book fair to raise money for the Modesto library programs. Clifford the Big Red Dog will be there at 1:30 p.m. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Modesto Library, 1500 I St. (209) 996-1531.
TURLOCK LIBRARY EVENTS• Monday-Nov. 25
Monday, 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.
CERES LIBRARY EVENTS• Nov. 21
Family story and craft event. 3:30 p.m. Ceres Library, 2250 Magnolia. (209) 537-8938.
GREAT VALLEY MUSEUM• Ongoing
Nov. 23, “Spinning Tops” 10 a.m. Cost $15; First and Third Fridays, “Backyard Bookroom’s Story Hour” 10 a.m.; Fourth Fridays of the month, “Animal Talk” 10 a.m. Museum hours: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Great Valley Museum, 1100 Stoddard Ave., Modesto. (209) 575-6196.
CAFE MUSIQUE• Sunday
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
HIGH SCHOOL ORCHESTRA DAY• Nov. 21
Each high school will perform a 10 minute selection of orchestra repertoire. 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Modesto Junior College, East Campus, 435 College Ave. Free. (209) 575-6646.
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.
“AN ACOUSTIC CHRISTMAS”• Dec. 5
Luke Caldwell, lead singer and guitarist for the Christian band Esterlyn, performs. Tickets at the door. Proceeds go to Imagine No Malaria. 6-7 p.m. Community United Methodist Church, 1480 Poplar Ave, Oakdale. $10.
“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
“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”• Through Nov. 24
Puerto Rican playwright José Rivera’s “timeless” love story. Directed by Jere O’Donnell. 8 p.m. Nov. 15, 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
“MMMBETH”• Nov. 21-22
A comedic retelling. Tickets sold at the door. 6:30 p.m. Whitmore Charter School, 3435 Don Pedro Road, Ceres. $7 adults; $3 students. (209) 968-5313.
“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
“A CHRISTMAS CAROL” MUSICAL• Nov. 22-Dec. 15
New musical adaptation about Ebenezer Scrooge as he is visited by three ghostly spirits on Christmas Eve. Call for times. Playhouse Merced-Black Box Theatre, 452 W. Main St., Merced. 209-725-8587. http://www.playhousemerced.com/
SING ALONG “MESSIAH”• Nov. 24
Local singers participate in a sing along performance of Handel’s “Messiah.” 4 p.m. Trinity United Presbyterian Church , 1600 Carver Road , Modesto. Free. (209) 765-6388.
“BABES IN TOYLAND”• Nov. 30-Dec. 1
Modesto Performing Arts presents Christmas operetta. Tickets available for purchase at Gallo Center for the Arts box office. 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Nov. 30; 2:30 p.m. Dec. 1. Johansen High School Theatre, 641 Norseman Drive, Modesto. $15 adult; $9 child. (209) 524-5654.
“THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS”• Dec. 4-8
Kenneth Grahame’s classic performed by Modesto Junior College theater department. 7:30 p.m. Dec 4-7; 2 p.m. Dec. 7, 8. Modesto Junior College, Little Theatre, 435 College Ave. $10 general; $8 student. (209) 575-6776. mjc.tix.com
SHAKESPEARE’S “JULIUS CAESAR”• Dec. 17
Community production of William Shakespeare’s play “Julius Caesar” in an interactive environment for all ages. 6 p.m. Nick W. Blom Salida Regional Library, 4835 Sisk Road. Free. (209) 558-7810.
CHARLES DICKENS’ “CHRISTMAS CAROL”• Dec. 20-22
A solo performance with Reed Boyer. Call for times. Prospect Theater Project, 520 Scenic Drive, Modesto. (209) 549-9341. www.prospecttheaterproject.org