Calendar of events across the Modesto region

June 19, 2014 

GALLO CENTER

FOR THE ARTS

DR. EBEN ALEXANDER III• June 20

Author of “Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey through the Afterlife.” 8 p.m. $19-$69.

CARLOS MENCIA• June 21

Comedic presentation. Adult themes and language. 8 p.m. $29-$69.

“MAN OF LA MANCHA”• June 21-29

Modesto Performing Arts presents a musical adaption of Dale Wasserman’s nonmusical 1959 teleplay “I, Don Quixote.” 7:30 p.m. June 21, 27-28; 2 p.m. June 22, 29. $19-$34.

MAXWELL• June 24

R&B performer 7:30 p.m. $69-$119.

THE PIANO GUYS• June 28

Classically-trained musicians create sophisticated new arrangements of everything from Beethoven’s 5th Symphony to Coldplay’s “Paradise.” 2 and 8 p.m. Sold out..

THE CAROLINA CHOCOLATE DROPS• July 2

The Carolina Chocolate Drops dip into styles of southern black music from the 1920s and ’30s, string-band music, jug-band music, fife and drum and early jazz. Performance benefits City Ministry Network. 7 p.m. $22 advance; $25 door.

SUMMER SONATA• July 17

MJC Foundation presents 18th annual Summer Sonata. 6 p.m. $150 per person.

“PETER PAN”• July 18-27

Presented by YES Company. 7:30 p.m.,July 18, 24, 25; 3 p.m. July 19, 20, 26, 27. Gallo Center for the Arts, 1000 I St., Modesto. $12-$45. (209) 338-2100. www.galloarts.org

ALEX RAMON• July 20

Magic show with a new style and a new flair. Friendly enough for kids but edgy enough for the adults. 3 p.m. $35.

KIDZ BOB KIDS• July 25

Kidz Bop “Dream Big, Sing Loud” tour. Package price includes a meet-and-greet and photo opportunity after the show. 7 p.m. $45 VIP package.

STYX• July 30

Featuring Tommy Shaw, James “JY” Young, Lawrence Gowan, Todd Sucherman and Ricky Phillis. 7:30 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

THE MODESTO TRADITIONAL JAZZ SOCIETY• Ongoing

July 20, Fulton Street Jazz Band. Noon jam sets; 1 p.m. featured band. Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, 1612 Sisk Road, Modesto. $8-$12. (209) 524-3517.

FIESTA WATERFORD• June 20

Part of the Waterford Concert in the Park series. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Beard Park, 540 C St., Waterford. Free. (209) 874-2328 ext. 102.

GREAT VALLEY SONGWRITER SERIES• June 20

Caroline Aiken. 7:30 p.m. Central Grace Community Church, 918 Sierra Drive, Modesto. $10 donation. (209) 524-5461.

THINK OF ME PART 3• June 21

Evening of music, poetry and remembrances presented by The Friends of George Rogers Park. For tickets visit, http://george-rogers-park.ticketleap.com/think-of-me. 5:30-9 p.m. Private home, 1425 Church Street, Modesto. $15.

MEN OF WORTH• June 25

Celtic duo presenting sounds and humor of Ireland and Scotland. Part of the Music in the Parks Calaveras Arts Council concert series. 6:30-8 p.m. Camps Restaurant, Greenhorn Creek, Angels Camp. Free.

MOBAND - TIE-DYED• June 26

A part of the Modesto Band of Stanislaus County summer concert series. 8 p.m. Graceada Park, Sycamore Avenue and Needham Street, Modesto. Free. www.modestoband.org

SWINGING SUMMER• June 27

Part of the Waterford Concert in the Park series. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Beard Park, 540 C St., Waterford. Free. (209) 874-2328 ext. 102.

THE HOT DARK• July 2

Post, new-wave, rock music. Part of the Music in the Parks Calaveras Arts Council concert series. 6:30-8 p.m. West Point Elementary School, 54 Bald Mountain Road, West Point. Free.

MOBAND - PATRIOTIC KICKOFF• July 3

A part of the Modesto Band of Stanislaus County Summer concert series. 8 p.m. Graceada Park, Sycamore Avenue and Needham Street, Modesto. Free. www.modestoband.org

STARDUST COWBOYS• July 4

Music by the Stardust Cowboys and dinner food by Lila and Sage available to purchase. Part of the First Fridays in the Park neighborhood concert series. 5:30-8 p.m. Murphys Community Park, 505 Algiers St., Murphys. Free. (209) 728-8183.

SUPRECRET• July 9

Rock ’n’ roll band featuring JoAnn Ebbett and Don Barker. Part of the Music in the Parks Calaveras Arts Council concert series. 6:30-8 p.m. Valley Springs Ball Field, Valley Springs. Free.

MOBAND - SUMMER REPLAY• July 10

A part of the Modesto Band of Stanislaus County Summer concert series. 8 p.m. Graceada Park, Sycamore Avenue and Needham Street, Modesto. Free. www.modestoband.org

GROVER ANDERSON• July 16

Original folk and rock music. Part of the Music in the Parks Calaveras Arts Council concert series. 6:30-8 p.m. Shutter Tree Park, Mokelumne Hill. Free.

SOUGHDOUGH SLIM AND ROBERT ARMSTRONG• July 23

Cowboy duo. Part of the Music in the Parks Calaveras Arts Council concert series. 6:30-8 p.m. Cedar Center, Highway 4 and Oak Circle, Arnold. Free.

LOS LONELY BOYS AND KENNY WAYNE SHEPARD• July 28

7:30 p.m. Bob Hope Theatre, 242 E. Main St., Stockton. (209) 373-1400.

THE LEMON HAMMER• July 30

Adaptations blues and rock. Part of the Music in the Parks Calaveras Arts Council concert series. 6:30-8 p.m. Mountain Ranch Park, Mountain Road and Whiskey Slide Road. Free.

PLAN B• Aug. 1

Music by the Plan B and dinner food by Sierra Hills Market available to purchase. Part of the First Fridays in the Park neighborhood concert series. 5:30-8 p.m. Murphys Community Park, 505 Algiers St., Murphys. Free. (209) 728-8183.

PIPP GILLETTE• Aug. 6

Cowboy minstrel. Part of the Music in the Parks Calaveras Arts Council concert series. 6:30-8 p.m. Turner Park , Treat Avenue, San Andreas. Free.

BLACK IRISH• Aug. 13

Music, talk and tales of Italy, Ireland and America. Part of the Music in the Parks Calaveras Arts Council concert series. 6:30-8 p.m. Murphys Community Park, 505 Algiers St., Murphys. Free.

MELISSA MANCHESTER• Aug. 16

7:30 p.m. Turlock Community Theatre, 1574 E. Canal Drive, Turlock. $38-$58. (209) 668-1169.

CHAINS REQUIRED• Sept. 5

Music by Chains Required and dinner food by Murphys Catering available to purchase. Part of the First Fridays in the Park neighborhood concert series. 5:30-8 p.m. Murphys Community Park, 505 Algiers St., Murphys. Free. (209) 728-8183.

THE STATE THEATRE

FILM: “FED UP”• Through June 20

Documentary about food, health, obesity and exercise.

FILM: “WEST SIDE STORY”• June 21

Two rival street gangs, the Jets, second-generation American teens, and the Sharks, Puerto Rican immigrants, go to war. A CareMore Senior Film Series presentation. 10:30 a.m.

“THE REBELS OF RYDELL HIGH”• June 27-29

Strut Performing Arts presentation featuring vocal, musical and comedic performances. 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. $17 general.

FILM: “AND SO IT GOES”• July 9

A self-centered and eccentric realtor’s life is turned upside down when his estranged son suddenly drops off a granddaughter he never knew. Monthly New York Film Critics Series presentation. 7:30 p.m. $12.

SING-ALONG “MAMMA MIA”• July 12

The State is inviting guests to belt out their favorite songs while Donna and her daughter Sophie romp through this big-screen adaptation of the Broadway sensation. 5:30 p.m. doors; 6:30 p.m. film. $5.

BASTILLE DAY AND FRENCH FILM FEST REDUX• July 13

Bastille Day Film Fest featuring “Midnight in Paris” and “Girl on a Bicycle.” Complimentary mimosas and croissants. 12:30 p.m. doors; 1:30 p.m. first film; 3:30 p.m. second film. $13 both films; $10 second film only.

FILM: “IN THE GOOD OLD SUMMERTIME”• July 19

Van Johnson and Judy Garland play a couple of clerks in a sheet-music store who detest each other on sight. A CareMore Senior Film Series presentation. 10:30 a.m.

FILM: “CASABLANCA”• July 27

Three-time-Oscar-winning wartime adventure of romance and intrigue. A Modesto Film Society presentation. 2 p.m.

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

TALENT

STANISLAUS COMMUNITY BAND• Ongoing

A college-community concert band looking for experienced woodwind, brass and percussion players to join. 7 p.m. Mondays. California State University, Stanislaus, music building, 1 University Circle, Turlock. (209) 667-2421.

THEATER

“DETROIT”• Through June 22

Center Stage Conservatory presents “Detroit,” a haunting comedy that looks at the collapse of America’s middle class through a backyard barbecue. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Lower Level Studios, 948 11th St., Modesto. $12 adults; $6 student.

“TWELFTH NIGHT”• Through July 19

A play by William Shakespeare. A love story with comedic undertones. Call for times. Black Bart Playhouse, 580 Algiers St., Murphys. (209) 728-8422. www.murphyscreektheatre.org

“PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES”• Through July 27

The Pump Boys sell high octane on Highway 57 in Grand Ole Opry country and the Dinettes, Prudie and Rhetta Cupp, run the Double Cupp diner next door. Together they fashion an evening of country songs performed on guitars, piano, bass and, yes, kitchen utensils. Call for times. Sierra Repertory’s East Sonora Theatre, 13891 Mono Way. $18-$30. (209) 532-3120.

“DANCE MAGIC”• June 20-21

Production featuring children ages four through adult performing dance routines in ballet, tap, jazz, and contemporary. Benefit for Memorial Hospital Foundation’s cancer fund. Tickets can be purchased at the door. 7:30 p.m. Modesto Junior College, Performing Arts Auditorium, 435 College Ave., Modesto. (209) 532-1032.

“PRINCESS WHATSERNAME”• June 27-28

A girl awakens without a memory and embarks on a journey to discover her identity. Call for times. Hutton’s Hamlet Performing Arts Center, 132 W. G St., Oakdale. $8 general; $4 12 and under. (209) 848-1216.

“CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES”• July 11-27

Production celebrates the kitchen team at the East Cornucopia Lutheran Church of the Prarie in rural Minnesota. Show rated PG, recommended for 12 and up. 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. West Side Theatre, 1331 Main St., Newman. $15 general; $18 reserved; students half price. (209) 862-4490.

ART

C’EST JOLI • (209) 324-7111

Ongoing, work by Brad and Nancy Hawn. July 17, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. 920 13th St., Modesto.

CARNEGIE ARTS CENTER • (209) 632-5761

Through Aug. 17, “Carnegie Rocks!” exhibit; through July 27, Donna Wayman: “Reflection” art exhibit. Sundays, Poetry on Sunday Series. Youth Art classes. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays. 250 N. Broadway, Turlock. Regular exhibits, $5 General, $4 Members, Children 12 and under free; “Carnegie Rocks!” $12 general, $10 students and seniors, free for 12 and under. www.carnegieartsturlock.org

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

Through July 12, graffiti show, member show and “Faces of Clay.” July 17, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. 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

Through June, “It’s Raining Cats and Dogs.” July 17, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. 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

July 17, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. Show: 5-9 p.m. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. 1208 J St. www.crowtrading.com

DOWNTOWN MODESTO • (209) 529-9303

July 17, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. 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; By appointment, Sunday. 226 N. First St., Turlock. www.firststreetgalleries.com

GALLERY 909 • (209) 667-3959

July 17, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. 909 Tenth St., Modesto.

GALLERY CALAVERAS • (209) 754-1774

Through June 21, “My Favorite Spring” exhibit. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 22 Main St., San Andreas. www.calaverasarts.org

MERCED MULTICULTURAL ARTS CENTER • (209) 388-1090

Through July 11: 8th annual California Centered Printmaking Exhibition; through Aug. 8, Summer art classes for youth and adults. Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Friday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 645 W. Main St.

OAKDALE COWBOY MUSEUM • (209) 847-5263

Through February, “The Tales of the Yosemite Back Country, Mather Saddle and Pack Station,” operated by the Barnes family since 1929. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Saturday. 355 E. F St. , Oakdale. $1. www.oakdalecowboymuseum.org

PEER RECOVERY ARTS PROJECT • (209) 581-1695

July 17, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 1222 J St., Modesto. www.peerartrecoveryproject.org

PRESERVATION COFFEE AND TEA • 

July 17, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. 1030 J. St., Modesto. www.preservationcoffee.com

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.

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.

CASINOS

CHICKEN RANCH• (800) 752-4646

16929 Chicken Ranch Road, Jamestown. (209) 984-4806. www.chickenranchcasino.com

THUNDER VALLEY• (877) 468-8777

June 21, Gladiator Challenge; June 22, Sharon Cuneta; June 28, Gregg Allman with Leon Russell and Blackwater; July 12, Alabama. 1200 Athens Ave., Lincoln. www.thundervalleycasino.com

CHUKCHANSI GOLD• (866) 794-6946

June 28, Margaret Cho; July 11, Randy Houser. 711 Lucky Lane, Coarsegold. www.chukchansigold.com

JACKSON RANCHERIA• (800) 822-9466

Aug. 1, Johnny Lang; Aug. 28, Cheech and Chong and War. 12222 New York Ranch Road, Jackson. www.jacksoncasino.com

RED HAWK CASINO• (888) 573-3495

June 20-21, AudioBoxx; June 21-22, Tortilla Soup; June 27-28, Double Funk Crunch; June 28-29, Spazmatics. 1 Red Hawk Parkway, Placerville. www.redhawkcasino.com

CACHE CREEK• (800) 772-2243

June 21, Ballroom With A Twist; June 22, Louie Castro & Sandra Lang; June 28, Sister Sledge. 14455 Highway 16, Brooks. www.cachecreek.com

BLACK OAK CASINO• (877) 747-8777

June 20, Top Secret Band; June 21, Foreverland; June 26, Rock of Ages; June 27, Generation Esmeralda; June 28, Shane Dwight. 19400 Tuolumne Road N.

COFFEEHOUSES

QUEEN BEAN COFFEE HOUSE• (209) 521-8000

First Wednesdays, Filmmaker Social Club; Sundays, open mic. 1126 14th St., Modesto.

FESTIVALS & FAIRS

GRAFFITI NIGHTS• Ongoing

Classic cars, Elvis, hula hoop contest, karaoke and root beer floats served by car hops on roller skates. Friday and Saturday nights. A&W Root Beer, 1404 G. St., Modesto.

WEDNESDAY GRAFFITI NIGHTS• Ongoing

Classic car show, activities, raffles and more. Wednesday nights. Velvet Grill & Creamery, 2204 McHenry Ave.

FAMILY KITE DAY• June 21

Kite Day features kite flying, craft activities, nature tables. 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Pacheco State Park, 38787 Dinosaur Point, Hollister. $10 park day-use fee. (209) 826-6283.

SIERRA NEVADA ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL• July 5-6

42nd annual festival with arts and crafts, food, live country/swing music, juggler Mark Bonzai Bunnell and kids activities. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Bristol’s Cafe Free.

TWAIN HARTE SUMMER ARTS & WINE FESTIVAL• July 26-27

Crafts, live entertainment, food vendors, custom hot rod car show, wine tasting and street performers. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Downtown Twain Harte Free. (209) 533-3473.

FILM

“RETURN TO BALANCE”• Ongoing

See Yosemite from a rock-climber’s perspective in this documentary. 7 nightly. Yosemite Theater, Behind the Visitors Center, Yosemite Valley. $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 4–12. (209) 379-2317.

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. 5-8 p.m. Fridays. Veterans of Foreign Wars-Turlock, 1405 E. Linwood Ave. $2-$6.50. (209) 668-9710.

LIVINGSTON VFW HAMBURGER NIGHTS• Ongoing

Livingston VFW monthly hamburger night. 5-7 p.m. Last Thursday of month. Livingston Veterans Memorial Hall, 1605 Seventh St. $2-$4.50. (209) 394-2059. www.vfwlivingston.com

MODESTO VFW HAMBURGER NIGHT• Ongoing

VFW Auxiliary weekly hamburger night. 4-8 p.m. Fridays. Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall-Modesto, 2801 W. Hatch Road. $6-$7. (209) 668-9710.

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, salad bar, no-host bar. Hosted by the Fraternal Order of Eagles. 5 p.m. social; 7 p.m. dinner. First Friday. Eagles Hall, 126 Camellia Way, Modesto. $12. (209) 577-2298.

LA GRANGE ODD FELLOWS AND REBEKAH BREAKFAST• Ongoing

7 a.m.-1 p.m., Second Sundays La Grange IOOF Hall, Yosemite Avenue at Main Street. $6. (209) 853-2128.

KNIGHTS FERRY BREAKFAST• Ongoing

First Sunday of the month. 8 a.m.-noon. IOOF Hall, Main Street, Knights Ferry. $5.

TURLOCK SONS IN RETIREMENT• Ongoing

Monthly luncheon. 11:15 a.m. third Wednesday. Denair Community Center , 3850 N. Gratton Road, Denair. (209) 632-0011. www.sirinc.org

OPEN AIR MARKET• Ongoing

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

PRAYER CIRCLE POTLUCK• Ongoing

Weekly potluck gathering. 5-7 p.m. Mondays. Unity Church, 2467 Veneman Ave., Modesto. Free. (209) 634-8059.

OAKDALE FARMER’S MARKET• Through Aug. 27

5-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Downtown Oakdale, Third Avenue, Oakdale. Free. www.visitoakdale.com

ANGELS CAMP FARMERS MARKET• Through Sept. 26

5 p.m. to dusk Fridays. Utica Park , Angels Camp. Free. (209) 599-5195. www.angelscampbusiness.com

PATTERSON CERTIFIED FARMERS MARKET• Through October

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

TURLOCK CERTIFIED FARMERS MARKET• Through Oct. 24

8 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays; 5-8 p.m., Sept. 5 and Oct. 24. Main Street and Broadway (209) 225.

MODESTO CERTIFIED FARMERS MARKET• Through Dec. 20

Local farm produce vendors and more. 8 a.m-1 p.m. Thursdays, Saturdays. 16th Street, between H and I Streets, Modesto.

MERCED CERTIFIED FARMERS MARKET• Through December

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

ROCK ‘N’ ROLL DANCE• June 20

Commemorative Air Force of Modesto presents it’s annual Rock ‘n’ Roll dinner dance. No-host bar, dancing to DJ. Attendees are invited to bring their classic cars. Advance ticket sales only. 5:30-10 p.m. Hanger 1-S, 700 Tioga Drive, Modesto. $25. (209) 605-4313.

CARNEGIE ARTS CENTER GARDEN PARTY• June 21

The Carnegie Arts Center fundraising event in the gardens of The Greenery Nursery. Artwork on sale by regional artists, live jazz music, wine and bites from local restaurants. 6:30-9 p.m. The Greenery, 742 E. Olive Ave., Turlock. Carnegie members, $35; general, $50. carnegieartsturlock.org.

A SUMMER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION• June 22

Appetizers, drinks, music and silent auction. Fundraiser for Manzanita Charter School. 3-7 p.m. Concetta, 1205 J St., Modesto. $25.

COLUMBIA’S GLORIOUS 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION• July 4

Parade, band concert free, barbecue; $10 adults, $5 children under 10 and old-fashioned centests, $1 to enter contests. 10:30 a.m.; registration; 11 a.m. flag raising; 2 p.m. barbecue. Columbia Historic State Park, Main and State streets, Columbia. Free. (209) 536-1672. www.visitcolumbiacaliornia.com

JULY 4 CELEBRATION• July 4

Fourth of July celebration includes pancake breakfast, parade at 11 a.m., food, kids activities, music and vendors. 7:30 a.m. Mokelumne Hill, Main Street, Gold Country. (209) 286-1241.

VINES & HOSES• Aug. 2

Murphy’s Firefighters’ Association fifth annual Luau-dinner. Live and silent auctions, live music by the Iconics. Advance ticket sales only. 6 p.m. gates; 8 p.m. dinner. Twisted Oak Winery, 4280 Red Hill Road, Vallecito. $40 per person; $300 for table of 10. (209) 728-3864.

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 Saturday. 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

6:30 a.m. Wednesdays. Perko’s Cafe, 2120 Patterson Road, Riverbank. (209) 342-7358.

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. Donation. (209) 505-3216.

SWEAT SENIOR FITNESS• Ongoing

Aerobics, strength and step classes. Monday-Friday. Centenary Methodist Church, 1911 Toyon Ave. $1-$2 donation. (209) 988-5655. www.centenarychurch.net

TURLOCK UKE JAMZ• Ongoing

Ukulele group open to all ages and skill levels. Other acoustic instruments welcome. Download and print out the song list online. 10:30 a.m. second Saturdays. Carnegie Arts Center, 250 N. Broadway, Turlock. Free; donations accepted. www.turlockukejamz.org

TOASTMASTERS• Ongoing

Toastmasters club Daybreakers 1388. 6:15-7:20 a.m. 2nd, 3rd and 4th Wednesdays. Denny’s, 1525 McHenry Ave., Modesto. www.toastmasters.org

YOUNG AT HEART EXERCISE• Ongoing

The Healthy Aging Association offers group exercise classes for those 60 and older. Classes range from strength training, aerobics or tai chi. Call for information on class location and times. Healthy Aging Association, 121 Downey Ave., Suite 102. Free. (209) 523-2800.

SUPER SINGLES• Ongoing

Valley Super Singles weekly social time for singles age 45 and older. Call for meeting locations. 6 p.m. Fridays. Various locations (209) 579-2347.

TUOLUME RIVER WOODWORKERS• Ongoing

Tuolumne River Woodworkers Association meets the first Monday of each month. 7 p.m. First Monday. Scout Hall, 3017 HIgh St., Riverbank. (209) 667-2340 or (209) 847-1173.

DANCE TROUPE OPEN HOUSE• June 21

Juline School of Dance has moved and will be hosting an open house to celebrate their new location. Free classes for all, balloons, prizes. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Juline School of Dance, 1700 McHenry Ave. Suite 50-A, Modesto. Free. (209) 529-2264.

OLYMPIC DAY• June 21

SOS and SOS Aquatics host numerous Olympians and multi-sports. Nonmembers invited to attend this open house day. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. SOS Club, 819 Sunset Ave., Modesto. (209) 578-5801.

COMFORTING KIDS CAR SHOW• June 29

Sixth annual Comforting Kids Car Show featuring classic cars, motorcycles, DJ, food, vendors, raffles and awards. Tri-Tip BBQ. 9 a.m. Pioneer Park, 1250 Tulare St. , Newman. Free for spectators. (209) 627-6486.

SAN ANDREAS RUMBLE• July 19

Classic car show and swap meet. Food, music and silent auction. Presented by the San Andreas Merchants Association. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Calaveras County Government Center, 891 Mountain Ranch Road, San Andreas. (209) 754-0127.

COIN, STAMP AND COLLECTIBLES EXPO• June 21-22

Presented by The Stanislaus County Coin Club. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Modesto Centre Plaza, 1000 L St. Free.

DOG WALKER WATCH• July 22

Modesto Police Department and Friends of Modesto Dog Park, hosting “Take a bite out of crime” dog watcher training. Bring your pet. Free hot dogs. 6 p.m. 601 W. Morris Ave., Modesto. (209) 572-9636 or (209) 572-9639.

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, dancing and socializing. Different themes monthly. 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Riverbank Community Center, 3600 Santa Fe St. $4 members; $6 nonmembers; $12 annual membership. (209) 534-7663.

TURLOCK SENIOR CENTER DANCE• Ongoing

7:30-10 p.m., Wednesdays. Turlock Senior Center, 1191 Cahill St.

FOREVER YOUNG DANCE CLUB• Ongoing

Club meets Tuesdays, second Friday of month for dance. First-time guests are free. 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesdays; 7-10 p.m. second Friday. Modesto Senior Center, 211 Bodem St. Day: $4 members, $6 nonmembers; night: $5 and $7. (209) 534-7663.

MANTECA SENIOR DANCE• Ongoing

Rock and 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

Second Saturdays, monthly dances. 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 Fourth St. $2 door; $8 membership. (209) 538-0362.

SKIRTS N’ FLIRTS SQUARE DANCE CLUB• Ongoing

Workshop is open to singles, couples and children ages 10 and up. Dance held third Saturday of month. 7 p.m. Oakdale Grange Hall, Lambuth and F streets, Oakdale. (209) 477-4756. www.singleskirtsnflirts.ccsda.org

MERCED SUNDAY SOCIAL DANCE• Fourth Sundays

Sunday dances featuring waltz, Latin, swing, polka and foxtrot. Refreshments available. 2-5 p.m. Merced Community Center Ballroom, 755 W 15th St. $8. (209) 723-0839.

FOR KIDS

PARA LOS NINOS PROGRAM• Saturdays

Bilingual stories, Songs and Rhymes for Preschoolers and their families. Presented by the Cesar Chavez Committee. 10-11 a.m. Saturdays. Los Banos Library, 1312 Seventh St. Free. (209) 826-5254.

BACKYARD BOOKWORMS• Ongoing

Nature-themed story and activity hour. 10 a.m., first and third Fridays. Great Valley Museum, 1100 Stoddard Ave., Modesto. Free. (209) 575-6196.

ANIMAL TALK• Ongoing

Fourth Fridays of the month. 10 a.m. Great Valley Museum, 1100 Stoddard Ave., Modesto. (209) 575-6196.

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME• Ongoing

Stories and songs for ages 3-6. Storytime is followed by “Stay and Play, Play and Learn.” 10 a.m. Salida Branch Library, 4835 Sisk Road. (209) 543-7315.

WIGGLE WORMS• Ongoing

Wednesdays, stories and songs for children under 3. 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Salida Branch Library, 4835 Sisk Road. (209) 543-7315.

DANCE CLASSES• Ongoing

Ballet, tap, jazz and Mommy & Me classes offered for all ages. Central West Ballet, 5039 Pentecost, Modesto. $10 per class. (209) 576-8957. www.centralwestballet.org

RECORDING ARTS CAMPS• Through June 21

Group activities, radio spots, interviews and audio production. Participants to bring sack lunch. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Gregori High School, 3701 Pirrone Road, Modesto. $25-$175. (209) 573-0533.

LEADERS IN TRAINING• Through July 13

Two-week camp for teens 15-17. Session 2, June 28-July 13. Camp Jack Hazard $565 per camper. (209) 965-7254. campjackhazard.org

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