GALLO CENTER FOR THE ARTS
“JETHRO TULL” ▪ Friday, Oct. 21
Ian Anderson celebrates the life and times of English agriculturalist Jethro Tull in this new production performed in the style of a rock opera. 7:30 p.m. $49-$99.
HOT CLUB FAUX GITANE ▪ Friday, Oct. 21
Swing music band, with guest Francesca Bavaro. 8 p.m. $15-$25.
CALIFORNIA WOMEN’S MUSIC FESTIVAL ▪ Saturday, Oct. 22
Nonprofit group offers daylong fest with headliners Paula Cole, Samantha Fish, Dilana, Big Earl and the Cryin’ Shame and more. Proceeds benefit Without Permission. Foster Family Theater. 10 a.m. $35-$75.
BEN FOLDS ▪ Saturday, Oct. 22
Multi-platinum selling singer/songwriter/producer in acoustic show. Mary Stuart Rogers Theater. $49-$89.
AIDA CUEVAS & MARIACHI REYNA ▪ Sunday, Oct. 23
All-female mariachi concert featuring Latin Grammy Award-winner Aida Cuevas and Grammy-nominated Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles. Mary Stuart Rogers Theater. 2 p.m. $29-$49.
“THE CAPITOL STEPS” ▪ Wednesday, Oct. 26
Pennsylvania Avenue meets Broadway in a satirical revue set to the music of classic pop hits and show tunes. 7:30 p.m. Mary Stuart Rogers Theater. $19-$49.
“BEDTIME STORIES” ▪ Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 27-29
Modesto Christian Performing Arts show about a dad trying to put his three little girls asleep by telling three versions of favorite bedtime stories. Foster Theater. $5-$10.
RICHARD THOMPSON/THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA Thursday, Oct. 27
Double bill with the Blind Boys of Alabama, gospel singers borrowing from old traditions, and guitarist Richard Thompson. 7:30 p.m. Mary Stuart Rogers Theater. $29-$69.
THE TEXAS TENORS ▪ Friday, Oct. 28
Blend of country, classical, Broadway and current pop music from “America’s Got Talent” trio. 8 p.m. Mary Stuart Rogers Theater. $49-$69.
FOREIGNER ▪ Saturday, Oct. 29
Classic rock. 8 p.m. Mary Stuart Rogers Theater. Sold out.
“LA OFRENDA DIA DE LOS MUERTOS” ▪ Sunday, Oct. 30
Celebration of the diverse traditional Mexican festivals that pay homage to the memories of ancestors. “La Ofrenda” (“The Offering”) is a journey through various states in Mexico which presents the customs and rituals that take place on Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead). 4 p.m. Mary Stuart Rogers Theater. $29-$44.
The Gallo Center for the Arts is at 1000 I St., Modesto. Call 209-338-2100.
UKULELE PLAY-ALONG ▪ Ongoing
Funstrummers. Songbooks provided. 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1600 Carver Road, Modesto. Donation. 209-505-3216.
UKULELE CLASS ▪ Ongoing
6 p.m. Wednesdays. First United Methodist Church, 850 16th St. at I Street. 209-505-3216.
GOLDEN VALLEY CHORUS ▪ Ongoing
Men’s barbershop-style a capella chorus rehearsals. 7-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Mancini Hall, 718 Tuolumne Blvd., Modesto. 209-524-6139.
MODESTO TRADITIONAL JAZZ SOCIETY ▪ Ongoing
Sundays: Nov. 20, Knight Sounds Big Band; Dec. 18, Midnight Rose Jazz Band. 1 p.m. featured band. Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, 1612 Sisk Road, Modesto. $8-$12.
TURLOCK SUNSHINE STRUMMERS ▪ Ongoing
Brief ukulele lessons and tips. Other acoustic instruments welcome. 10 a.m.-noon Thursdays. Carnegie Arts Center, 250 N. Broadway, Turlock. Free. 209-634-3311 or 209-667-2272.
COLUMBIA JAZZ SERIES ▪ Through Sunday, April 16
7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, featuring Paul Contos and Patrick Hogan; 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, “It’s a Big Band Christmas”; Friday-Saturday, Feb. 3-4, Big Band Jazz Festival Weekend; Friday-Saturday, March 3-4, “Legends of Jazz” festival weekend; Sunday, April 16, Latin Jazz with Mario Flores Band and Johnny Valdes. Columbia Columbia College Dogwood Theater, 11600 Columbia College Drive, Sonora. $100 full season; $15-$25 individual. 209-559-0565 .
JAZZ ENSEMBLE ▪ Friday, Oct. 21
7:30 p.m. Stanislaus State Bernell & Flora Snider Recital Hall, 1 University Circle, Turlock. $12. www.csustan.edu/soa/events.
RED DOG ASH ▪ Saturday, Oct. 22
7:30 p.m. First United Methodist Church chapel, 850 16th St., Modesto. Northern California bluegrass band plays original and classic tunes. $10. firstname.lastname@example.org.
FACULTY CHAMBER MUSIC RECITAL ▪ Friday, Oct. 28
7:30 p.m. Stanislaus State Bernell & Flora Snider Recital Hall, 1 University Circle, Turlock. $12.
ZOMBIE ZYDECO DANCE PARTY ▪ Saturday, Oct. 29
BluesBox Bayou Band, CD release and costume contest. 8 p.m. Eagles Hall, 126 Camellia Way, Modesto. $10. 209-526-3096.
VOODOO ROCKABILLY ▪ Saturday, Oct. 29
Bands Year Zero, Before 20, Midnight Sons, Slingshot. 7 p.m. The Portal, 1324 Coldwell Ave., Modesto. $7; $5 with costume. 209-402-7900.
SUNDAY AFTERNOONS AT CBS ▪ Sunday, Oct. 30
Clive Carroll, guitarist from the United Kingdom. Celebration includes special beer tasting. 3 p.m. Congregation Beth Shalom, 1705 Sherwood Ave., Modesto. Series subscriptions $75-$85; single tickets $20-$25. 209-571-6060.
ROD HARRIS AND FRIENDS ▪ Sunday, Oct. 30
Rod Harris, LeRoy Bumgarner, Johnny Valdes, Clint Day, David Hawkes, Mario Flores, vocal jazz sextet. 7 p.m. Stage 3 Theatre, 208 S. Green St., Sonora. $20. 209-536-1778. www.stage3.org
THE STATE THEATRE
FILM: “IDIOCRACY” ▪ Friday, Oct. 21
In anticipation of the upcoming presidential election, Mike Judge’s “Idiocracy” is celebrating its 10th anniversary with screenings nationwide for one day only. In 2005, average Joe Bowers (Luke Wilson) is selected to take part in a secret military experiment to put him in hibernation for a year along with a woman (Maya Rudolph). The slumbering duo is forgotten until 2505. When they wake, they discover that the IQ of everyone in America is not only exceptionally low, the country is being run by a corrupt, sociopath former pro wrestler with anger management issues. 7 p.m. $6.
THE BIG BAD & SEXY COMEDY TOUR ▪ Saturday, Oct. 22
Headliner Herman “BigWorm” Romero with Susan Maletta, Rudy Ortiz, Hannibal Thompson and guest Kabir Singh. Must be 18 or older to attend. 7 and 9:30 p.m. $22.
FILM: “THE TROUBLE WITH HARRY” ▪ Sunday, Oct. 23
The Funeral Consumer Alliance of Stanislaus/Merced Counties presents a free screening of the 1955 classic Alfred Hitchcock-directed film, which is suspenseful but liberally sprinkled with black humor.
FILM: “A MAN CALLED OVE” ▪ Friday, Oct. 28
In Swedish with English subtitles. Ove is a curmudgeon. He lives a solitary existence, has staunch principles, strict routines and a short fuse. Behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. 4 p.m. $8.
FILM: “PAN’S LABYRINTH” ▪ Saturday, Oct. 29
Just in time for Halloween, director Guillermo del Toro’s fairy tale of horror. 7 p.m. $8.
The State Theatre is at 1307 J St., Modesto. Call 209-527-4697. www.thestate.org.
“NOISES OFF” ▪ Friday, Oct. 21-Sunday, Oct. 30
Downey High department of performing arts production of comedy. 7 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays; 2 p.m. Oct. 22 and Oct. 30. $5-$8.
“ALBUM” ▪ Through Sunday, Oct. 30
Divided into eight scenes, the play chronicles the coming of age of two teenaged couples during the turbulent ’60s. The language is frank. Stage 3 Theatre, 208 S. Green St., Sonora. $17-$25. 209-536-1778.
“CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES: A MIGHTY FORTRESS IS OUR BASEMENT” ▪ Through Sunday, Nov. 27
The show again follows a group of Lutheran ladies from small-town Minnesota. Sierra Repertory’s, Fallon House Theatre, 11175 Washington St., Columbia State Historic Park. $23-$37. 209-532-3120. www.sierrarep.org.
ART SPACE ON MAIN ▪ 209-668-3958
Through Thursday, Oct. 27, Martin Azevedo; Monday, Oct. 31-Saturday, Nov. 26, “Day of the Dead” with reception 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1. Fall Workshops Saturdays through Dec. 3, with Relief Printmaking Nov. 5, Intro to Photoshop Dec. 3. 135 W. Main St., Turlock. $50 each. www.csuStan.edu/soa.
BUILDING IMAGINATION CENTER ▪ 209-668-3958
Through Thursday, Oct. 27, Alyssa Lempeses; Monday, Oct. 31-Saturday, Nov. 26, Matthew Gottschalk with reception 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1. 135 W. Main St., Turlock.
CAROLYN HUFF PHOTOGRAPHY ▪ 209-918-6627
Through October, textile art from members of the Country Crossroads Quilters Art Focus Group; October-December, Amie Postma’s “Art to Feed”; Third Thursday Art Walk, Nov. 17, 5-9 p.m. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday. 1224 K St., Modesto.
CENTRAL CALIFORNIA ART ASSOCIATION AND MISTLIN GALLERY ▪ 209-529-3369
Through Saturday, Oct. 22, CCAA Autumn Art Show. Nov. 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
Nov. 17, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. 918 10th St., Modesto.
DOWNTOWN MODESTO ▪ 209-529-9303
Nov. 17, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m.
GUSTINE MUSEUM ▪ 209-854-6455
Gustine Museum Historical Society presents “From Head to Toe” featuring vintage hats and shoes. Gallery hours: 1-4 p.m. Thursday and Sunday. 397 Fourth St. www.gustinehistoricalsociety.org.
HART LANE STUDIO ▪ 209-480-6950
Ongoing, Mary A. Scheinuck, Waldemar “Walt” Scheinuck and other California artists. Gallery hours: Open by appointment. 18091 Hart Lane, Manteca.
McHENRY MUSEUM ▪ 209-577-5366
Exhibits of a county recorder’s office, a general store and a re-created blacksmith shop. Gallery hours: noon-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. 1402 I St., Modesto. Free.
MERCED MULTICULTURAL ARTS CENTER ▪ 209-388-1090
Arts and Spirits paint and wine workshops, 5:30-8:30 p.m. third Fridays. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. 645 W. Main St., Merced. Free.
MODESTO JUNIOR COLLEGE ART GALLERY ▪ 209-575-6819
Through Thursday, Oct. 27, “Don Hall: Masterpiece Theater.” Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursdays. 435 College Ave., Modesto. Free.
REMEMBER WHEN ▪ 209-544-1385
Ongoing artists exhibit. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. 1031 W. Orangeburg Ave., Modesto.
SIERRA ARTIST’S GALLERY ▪ 209-966-2284
Through Sunday, Oct. 30, 20th annual “Gold Rush Art Show.” Highway 140 and Sixth Street, Mariposa.
TURLOCK ART GALLERY ▪ 209-634-8911
Ongoing, “Rhett Regina Owings: Monterey Coast.” Gallery hours: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays; 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Fridays. 132 S. Center St., Turlock.
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.
CARNEGIE ARTS CENTER
INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCING ▪ Ongoing
Folk dancing lessons. No partner or experience necessary. Open to teens and older. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Fridays. $5. 209-634-8843 or 209-480-0387.
TURLOCK UKE JAMZ ▪ Second Saturdays
Community-based ukulele strum and singalong. Open to all skill levels, and other acoustic instruments. 10:30 a.m. Free.
CHILDHOOD CLASSICS ▪ Through Sunday, Jan. 15
Exhibit: “100 Years of Original Illustration from the Art Kandy Collection,” curated for the Carnegie’s centennial celebration.
“THE SUPER CILANTRO GIRL” ▪ Through Sunday, Oct. 23
LightBox Theatre Company presents an adaptation of three stories by Juan Felipe Herrera. Story revolves around the lives of a family of migrant workers. As the children find their places in the world, they discover the importance of their Mexican American heritage and its place in the Central Valley. 7-9 p.m. $8-$12.
FAMILY FRIDAY: GHOST STORIES ▪ Friday, Oct. 28
Professional storyteller Megumi shares creepy and fun ghost stories from cultures around the world. Snacks and art project. 7 p.m. Free.
The Carnegie Arts Center is at 250 N. Broadway, Turlock. Call 209-632-5761.
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.
JACKSON RANCHERIA ▪ 800-822-9466
12222 New York Ranch Road, Jackson.
RED HAWK CASINO ▪ 888-573-3495
1 Red Hawk Parkway, Placerville. www.redhawkcasino.com.
CACHE CREEK ▪ 800-772-2243
14455 Highway 16, Brooks. www.cachecreek.com.
BLACK OAK CASINO ▪ 877-747-8777
Friday, Oct. 21, Straight Up McGraw; Saturday, Oct. 22, Fast Times; Thursday, Oct. 27, comedy with James Stephens III; Friday, Oct. 28, Purple Haze; Saturday, Oct. 29, Clean Slate. 19400 Tuolumne Road N., Tuolumne.
CHUKCHANSI GOLD ▪ 866-794-6946
711 Lucky Lane, Coarsegold.
DON FRIESEN ▪ Friday, Oct. 21
Two-time winner of the San Francisco International Stand-Up Comedy Competition and star of Showtime special “Ask Your Mom,” Friesen will perform a fundraiser for H.O.S.T. House in the home of Patterson resident Rhonda Lucile Hicks. RSVP required. $20 suggested donation goes to Friesen, who will donate 10 percent to H.O.S.T. House. 707-747-0320.
FESTIVALS & FAIRS
SONORA BACH FESTIVAL ▪ Through Sunday, Oct. 30
Concerts over four weekends for lovers of baroque and classical music. Highlights include a locals concert on Oct. 23; and the Bach’s Brunch on Oct. 30. Locations, ticket prices and times vary. Details at
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA WOMEN’S MUSIC FESTIVAL ▪ Saturday, Oct. 22
Paula Cole headlines the third annual event celebrating women in music, art, literature, poetry and business. The lineup also includes Samantha Fish, Dilana, Zepparella, Urban Pioneers, Big Earl and the Cryin’ Shame and more. Also, local musicians, along with workshops, vendors, artists and poets. 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Gallo Center for the Arts, 1000 I St., Modesto. $35-$75; proceeds benefit Without Permission. cwmusicfest.com.
ALL HALLOWS FANTASY FAIRE ▪ Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 22-23
Eighth annual event. Theme celebrates ancient new year traditions of the Celts and Vikings. Live music, craft vendors, magicians and jugglers, food and drink and more. Noon to 11 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Mother Lode Fairgrounds, 220 Southgate Drive, Sonora. $14 advance, $18 gate adults Saturday; $12 advance, $15 gate adult Sunday; $5 kids 6-12 presale, $7 kids at the gate. 800-446-1333.
MODESTO WOMEN’S EXPO ▪ Saturday, Oct. 22
Speakers planned along with exhibits, beauty and health services, demonstrations, fashion shows and more. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Modesto Centre Plaza, 1000 L St. $15.
DIA DE LOS MUERTOS ▪ Saturday, Oct. 29
Event includes free screening of “The Book of Life” at BrendenTheatres, community booths, noon opening ceremony, face painting, games, sidewalk chalk drawing, 5:30 p.m. procession, evening DJs and casino entertainment. Presented by the American GI Forum. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tenth Street Plaza, 1010 10th St., Modesto. Free. 209-585-6590. email@example.com.
FOOD & FUN
SIERRA RAILROAD DINNER TRAIN ▪ Ongoing
Sunset dinner and Wild West trains, Sunday brunch trains. Sierra Railroad Golden Sunset and Daylight Trains, 330 S. Sierra Ave., Oakdale. Call or check website for times and prices. 800-866-1690.
VFW BREAKFAST ▪ Ongoing
Veterans of Foreign Wars. 7-11 a.m. Sundays. Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall, 2801 W. Hatch Road, Modesto. $7. 209-537-3360.
VFW DINNER ▪ Ongoing
Friday night dinner by VFW Post 3199. 4-7 p.m. Fridays. Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall-Modesto, 2801 W. Hatch Road. $6-$10. 209-537-3360.
HISTORY CENTER BREAKFAST ▪ Ongoing
Presented by Northern Mariposa County History Center. 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, 12455 W. Ripon Road, Ripon. Small donation required. 209-599-6815.
RIPON VFW WEDNESDAY LUNCH ▪ Ongoing
Hosted by VFW 1051 of Ripon. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesdays. 12455 W. Ripon Road, Ripon. 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, 1405 E. Linwood Ave., Turlock. $2-$6.50. 209-668-9710.
LIVINGSTON VFW HAMBURGER NIGHTS ▪ Ongoing
Livingston VFW monthly hamburger night. 5-7 p.m. last Thursdays. Livingston Veterans Memorial Hall, 1605 Seventh St. $2-$4.50. 209-394-2059. www.vfwlivingston.com.
MERCED CERTIFIED FARMERS MARKET ▪ Ongoing
Year-round. 8 a.m.-noon. Saturdays. 16th Street and Canal, Merced. 209-389-4175.
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
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.
KNIGHTS FERRY BREAKFAST ▪ Ongoing
8 a.m.-noon first Sundays. IOOF Hall, Main Street, Knights Ferry. $5.
TURLOCK SONS IN RETIREMENT LUNCH ▪ Ongoing
Monthly luncheon. 11:15 a.m. third Wednesdays. Denair Community Center, 3850 N. Gratton Road. 209-632-0011.
ODD FELLOWS BREAKFAST ▪ Ongoing
8-11 a.m. second Sundays. Odd Fellows Hall, 30018 Yosemite Blvd., La Grange. $6. 209-853-2128
SENIOR BREAKFAST CLUB ▪ Ongoing
Social club for seniors age 65-plus. 8-8:30 a.m. Sundays. Perko’s, 3848 McHenry Ave., Modesto. 209-576-0279.
MODESTO FARMERS MARKET ▪ Ongoing
7 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays. 16th Street, between H and I streets. Free. 209-605-8536.
COLUMBIA FARMERS MARKET ▪ Ongoing
5 p.m. Thursdays. Main Street, Columbia State Historic Park. Free 209-499-8273.
WILD WEST GALA, JEANS & JEWELS ▪ Saturday, Oct. 22
Benefit for Society for disABILITIES with rib-eye steak dinner, dessert, live music and dancing, poker, auctions and more. 21 and over only. 5:30-11 p.m. Durrer Barn, Modesto. $100.
BANDS, BIKES & BBQ ▪ Saturday, Oct. 22
Benefit for the Awesome Spot inclusive playground to be built at Beyer Community Park. Barbecue from Divine Swine, custom motorcycle show, stunt shows, kids activities, live music, vendors, prize drawings. Noon to 8 p.m. Full Throttle Motorcycle & Gun Shop, 5528 Pirrone Road, Salida. www.theawesomespotplayground.com.
HALLOWEEN & HARVEST
DELL’OSSO FAMILY FARM ▪ Through Monday, Oct. 31
Pumpkin maze, zip lines, giant pumpkin orb races, a giant slide, a ball toss arena, lawn games, pumpkin blasters, a haunted house, kids zone, rides, food court and pumpkin patches. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. 26 W. Stewart Road, Lathrop. Admission Mondays-Thursdays is $13.95, Fridays-Sundays $17.95; early bird Mondays-Fridays (before 2 p.m.) is $10. There are a few attractions not included with general admission at an additional $5 to $7.
DUTCH HOLLOW FARMS ▪ Through Monday, Oct. 31
Pumpkin patch, a picnic area, kids play area and farm animals, 10-acre maze, a corn maze with a farm scene investigation game, hayrides, Farmer John’s Animal Area, corn pit for kids to play in and more. Admission to the patch is free; $4 for farm area activities and $6 for the giant corn maze with an $8 combo pack for all. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. 5101 Oakdale Road, Modesto. 209-541-7448.
FANTOZZI FARMS ▪ Through Monday, Oct. 31
Corn mazes with haunted maze Friday and Saturday nights from 7 p.m. until closing. Pedal car raceway, hay bale labyrinth, pipe slides, corn cannons, cow train rides, a petting zoo, hayrides, a corn seed pit, hay pyramids, a picnic area and pig races. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays; open daily the last week of October, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Parking and access to the pumpkin patch are free; admission to activities range from $5-$12. 2665 Sperry Ave., Patterson. 209-892-2015.
R.A.M. FARMS ▪ Through Monday, Oct. 31
Corn maze with Freaky Flashlight Nights on Fridays and Saturdays, free movies under the stars (weather permitting) on Fridays and Saturdays and Sunday, Oct. 30, and Monday, Oct. 31. Scary shed, corn hole games, pumpkin bowling, pedal tractors, hay maze and more. Free with maze tickets $7-$11. Open noon to dusk Mondays-Thursdays; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sundays. R.A.M. Farms Inc., 716 N. Daubenberger Road, Turlock. 209-668-2425.
HALLOWEEN CHEMISTRY SHOW ▪ Friday, Oct. 21
Dr. Al Chemist and the Mischiefs present fundraiser for the Great Valley Museum and Modesto Area Partners in Science. 7 p.m. Modesto Junior College West Campus, 2201 Blue Gum Ave. $10 in advance; $15 door. squareup.com/market/gvmatmjc.
BOO BOULEVARD ▪ Saturday, Oct. 29
Between 3 and 6 p.m., 15 trick-or-treat stops, historical games also offered. Wagon rides through the decorated vacant Diggins Tent Town site from 4 to 6 p.m. for $5 a person. At 4 p.m. Illumination of the Jack-o-Lanterns. Prizes will be given for various categories. At 6 p.m., a costume contest for age 12 and under. Columbia State Historic Park. 209-588-9128.
ODDS & ENDS
RAILTOWN 1897 TRAIN RIDES ▪ Ongoing
Excursion rides on Saturdays and Sundays. South Fifth Avenue at Reservoir Road, Jamestown. $15 adults; $10 6-17; free under 6 and members. 209-984-3953. www.railtown1897.org.
CLASSIC AIRCRAFT DISPLAYS ▪ Ongoing
Sponsored by the Commemorative Air Force. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. second Saturdays. Modesto Airport, 700 Tioga Drive, Hangar 1, Modesto. 209-526-5868.
AIRCRAFT DISPLAY ▪ Ongoing
9 a.m.-2 p.m. fourth Saturdays. Turlock Municipal Airport, 13602 Newport Road, Turlock. 209-620-6312.
AIRPLANE EXHIBIT ▪ Ongoing
10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. Castle Air Museum, 5050 Santa Fe Drive, Atwater. $12 adults; $8 seniors; $5 youths 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.
SUCCESSFUL THINKERS NETWORK ▪ Ongoing
Successful Thinkers Network-Modesto Learning Zone programs. Tuesdays. 11:30 a.m. Round Table Pizza, 3848 McHenry Ave., Modesto. 209-712-8997.
OAKDALE WOMEN’S CLUB ▪ Ongoing
Meeting and lunch open to all women in the valley. First Tuesdays, noon-2:30 p.m. Oakdale Country Club, North Stearns Road, Oakdale. $16. 209-606-7727.
SWEAT FITNESS ▪ Ongoing
Variety of fitness classes including senior classes and beginning line dancing. No registration or membership required. Monday-Friday; call for times. Centenary Methodist Church, 1911 Toyon Ave., Modesto. Donation. 209-988-5655.
TOASTMASTERS ▪ Ongoing
Toastmasters club Daybreakers 1388. 6:15-7:20 a.m. second, third and fourth Wednesdays. Denny’s, 1525 McHenry Ave., Modesto. www.toastmasters.org.
TALK OF THE TOWN TOASTMASTERS ▪ Ongoing
7 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays. Samaritan Village, 7700 Fox Road, Hughson. 209-384-7128 or 209-631-9458.
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, Modesto. Free. 209-523-2800.
TOASTMASTERS WINNING WITH WORDS ▪ Ongoing
Noon-1 p.m. second and fourth Mondays. Fuddruckers, 3848 McHenry Ave., Modesto. 209-390-6607.
SUPER SINGLES ▪ Ongoing
Valley Super Singles weekly social time for singles age 50 and older. 5:30 p.m. first and third Fridays. Bel Piatto Restaurant, 1000 Kansas Ave., Modesto. 209-883-2685.
BUNKO NITE ▪ Ongoing
Presented by Oakdale Grange No. 435. Food and drink free. 7-9:30 p.m. second Fridays. Oakdale Grange Hall, Lambuth and F streets. $10. 209-556-8524 or 209-838-7421.
WRITERS GROUP MEETING ▪ Ongoing
Sonora Writers Group. 10:30 a.m. second Saturdays. Call for location. 209-734-8097.
GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY ▪ Ongoing
Society meets to instruct, inform and educate members in the techniques of research. 7 p.m. third Tuesdays. Trinity Presbyterian Church, Telle Center, 1600 Carver Road, Modesto. 209-526-5009.
CAMELLIA SOCIETY ▪ Ongoing
Monthly meeting. 1:30 p.m. second Sundays. Seventh-day Adventist Church, Fellowship Hall, 16th and G streets, Modesto. Free. 209-522-0147.
THE JOB CIRCLE ▪ Through Thursday, Nov. 17
Audio technician training for ages 13 and over by nonprofit Modesto Sound. 3-7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Modesto Sound 110 Santa Barbara Ave., Modesto. $200; scholarships available. 209-573-0533. firstname.lastname@example.org.
YOKUTS GROUP/SIERRA CLUB MEETING ▪ Friday, Oct. 21
Karen Mitchell will speak on “Our Changing Perceptions of Earth.” 6:45 p.m. refreshments and socializing; 7 p.m. meeting. Fellowship Hall, College Avenue Congregational Church, 1341 College Ave., Modesto. 209-549-9155.
HEALTHY AGING AND FALL PREVENTION SUMMIT ▪ Friday, Oct. 21
Health screenings, awareness, intervention and information on multiple diseases and concerns for our older adults (50 or older) and their caregivers. 8 a.m.-1 p..m. Modesto Centre Plaza, 10th and K streets. Free. 209-523-2800.
KICK UP YOUR HEELS ... WITH HAVEN ▪ Thursday, Oct. 27
Wine, hors d’oeuvres, raffle, prizes, and the unveiling of Haven’s Walk A Mile 2017 calendar. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Mistlin Gallery 1015 J St., Modesto. $25 presale; $30 at the door. 209-524-4331.
MODESTO AREA PARTNERS IN SCIENCE PROGRAMS ▪ Friday, Oct. 28
Heidi Meyer, MJC math professor on “Beyond Infinity: The Life and Work of Georg Cantor.” 7:30 p.m. MJC West Campus, Sierra Hall, 2201 Blue Gum Ave. Free.
WALK THROUGH THE SPOOKY WOODS WITH TREKKERS ▪ Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 29-30
Delta Tule Trekkers host 5K or 10K walks and barbecues, costume contest on Saturday. 8 a.m.-noon. Caswell Memorial State Park, 28000 Austin Road, Ripon. 209-931-0557.
POETRY READING ▪ Saturday, Oct. 29
Sixteen Rivers Press event featuring two new spring 2016 releases: Rosa Lane’s “Tiller North” and Nina Lindsay’s “Because” featuring poets Lane and Lindsay. 2 p.m. Modesto Library, 1500 I St., Modesto. Free. www.sixteenrivers.org.
CALL TO ARTISTS ▪ Through October
Friends of the Ripon Senior Center seek local artists to participate in annual Art & Wine Festival set for Saturday, Oct. 22, a fundraiser. Open to all artists 21 or older from all mediums. Interested artists go to Senior Center, 433 S. Wilma Ave., Ripon, from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Mondays-Fridays for entry form. $5 fee per piece.
MERCED SHAKESPEAREFEST AUDITIONS ▪ Saturday, Oct. 22
Auditions 10 a.m. for “Troilus and Cressida” – the post-apocalyptic version. Fifteen to 20 performers are needed. Show dates are Jan. 20-29; rehearsals begin late November. 209-723-3265.