FOR THE ARTS
AMY GRANT• Today
Contemporary Christian music performer. 8 p.m. $29-$59.
THE SHOWSTOPPERS• Feb. 28
5678 Dance Company performs its award-winning dance pieces from the 2014-2015 dance season. 6 p.m. $15-$30.
JEFFERSON STARSHIP• Feb. 28
Classic rock ’n’ roll. 8 p.m. $29-$69.
STEEP CANYON RANGERS• March 1
Stars of the bluegrass genre, playing mandolin, fiddle, guitar and banjo, coupled with tight vocal harmonies. A Modesto Community Concert Association presentation. 3 p.m. $20-$30.
BILLY OCEAN• March 3
Classic R&B star. 7:30 p.m. $29-$69.
VERY BEST OF CELTIC THUNDER• March 4
Eclectic collection of the group’s most popular songs from the past seven years. 7:30 p.m. $55-$65.
DON WILLIAMS• March 5
“The Gentle Giant” country hit-maker presents music with a laid-back style. 7:30 p.m. $29-$79.
CESAR MILLAN LIVE!• March 6
Star of NatGeo WILD’s new series “Cesar 911” and original host of National Geographic’s “Dog Whisperer.” 7:30 p.m. $49-$79.
PAUL REISER• March 7
Actor, writer, producer and stand-up comedian (“Diner,” “Mad About You.”) 8 p.m. $19-$59.
“THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES”• March 8
Suggested for grades K-6. At 2 and 4 p.m. $8-$15.
“BUDDY”• March 8
The Buddy Holly story, from his meteoric rise to fame to his final legendary performance. 3 p.m. $19-$89.
THE AUSTRALIAN BEE GEES SHOW• March 11
Celebration of one of the most influential and famous musical groups. 7:30 p.m. $19-$59.
THE SOUNDS OF NEW ORLEANS• March 13
Musical showcase of the “Big Easy” features a loving tribute to Louis Armstrong. Presented by the Modesto Symphony Orchestra. 8 p.m. $17-$89.
AN EVENING OF DANCE• March 13-14
Juline School of Dance presentation. 7 p.m. $10-$15.
MARK NIZER• March 14
Comedy and juggling. 7:30 p.m. $15-$35.
CINEMA TOAST• March 15
The magic and music of the movies, featuring Scott Coulter, Jessica Hendy and John Boswell. 2 p.m. $19-$59.
TEXAS GUITAR QUARTET• March 15
Chamber music featuring the quartet and Modesto Junior College music department. 4 p.m. $15-$35.
The Gallo Center for the Arts is at 1000 I St., Modesto. Box office (209) 338-2100. www.galloarts.org.
UKULELE PLAY-ALONG• Ongoing
Funstrummers ukulele play- and singalong. Songbooks provided. 6 p.m. Tuesdays. Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1600 Carver Road, Modesto. Donation. (209) 505-3216.
UKULELE LESSONS• Ongoing
Beginning group ukulele lessons. 6-8 p.m. Mondays. First United Methodist Church, Modesto, 850 16th St. Donations. (209) 505-3216.
GOLDEN VALLEY CHORUS• Ongoing
Men’s barbershop-style a cappella chorus. 7-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Mancini Hall, 718 Tuolumne Blvd., Modesto. (209) 524-6139.
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.
THE MODESTO TRADITIONAL JAZZ SOCIETY• Ongoing
March 15, Devil Mountain; April 19, Founders Day/Rent Party. 12:30 p.m. jam sets; 1 p.m. featured band. Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, 1612 Sisk Road, Modesto. $8-$12. (209) 524-3517.
BIG EARL AND THE CRYIN’ SHAME• Today
West Coast blues band. 7 p.m. doors; 8 p.m. show. West Side Theatre, 1331 Main St., Newman. $12 general; $15 reserved. (209) 862-4490.
MUSIC RECITAL• Today
CSU, Stanislaus, faculty chamber music recital. 7:30 p.m. California State University, Stanislaus, Snider Recital Hall, 1 University Circle, Turlock. $8-$12. (209) 667-3958.
THE BOYS OF SUMMER• Feb. 28
Five musicians who play tribute to and channel the music of The Eagles. 7 p.m. doors; 8 p.m. show. West Side Theatre, 1331 Main St., Newman. $19 general; $22 reserved. (209) 862-4490.
JEWISH RENEWAL 101• March 6-8
Congregation Beth Shalom presents Jessica Leash, cantorial soloist, with a weekend exploring the world of Jewish Renewal music and inspirational and educational genres from around the world. Congregation Beth Shalom, 1705 Sherwood Ave. (209) 571-6060.
VOCAL JAZZ FESTIVAL• March 7
Featuring Barbara Morrison, Don Shelton, Paul Contos, Elaine Gibbs and guest artist, pianist Matt Falker. 5 and 8 p.m. Columbia College Dogwood Theatre, 11600 Columbia College Drive, Sonora. $20-$22 (209) 559-0565.
JAZZ FESTIVAL CONCERT• March 7
Featuring guest artist Christian McBride. 7:30 p.m. Turlock Community Theatre, 1574 E. Canal Drive, Turlock. $15-$25 (209) 667-3958.
HOUSE OF FLOYD• March 7
House of Floyd presents the greatest hits of Pink Floyd. 7 p.m. doors; 8 p.m. show. West Side Theatre, 1331 Main St., Newman. $17 general; $20 reserved. (209) 862-4490.
AS TRES MENINAS (THE THREE GIRLS)• March 7
Evening of the music of Brazil and the Americas with Brazilian group. First concert in “Twos & Threes Concert Series.” 6:30 p.m. The Cellar at the Greens on Tenth, 935 10th St. $25-$115 (209) 543-4261.
YEMAYA SALSA DANCE COMPANY• March 8
Dance company focused on salsa, the Latin dance that began in Cuba. 3 p.m. Bret Harte Performing Arts Centre, 323 Highway 49, Angels Camp. $25 . (209) 754-1774.
JESSICA LEASH• March 8
Cantorial soloist. Part of the Sunday Afternoons concert series. 3 p.m. Congregation Beth Shalom, 1705 Sherwood Ave., Modesto $7-$20 (209) 571-6060.
KCDC WITH DEBORAH CROOKS• March 8
Center Stage Unplugged concert series premiere featuring Deborah Crooks and Midnight Mover. Presented by Modesto Unplugged. 6 p.m. doors; 6:30 p.m. concert. Center Stage Conservatory, Lower Level Studio, 948 11th St. $10. (209) 846-0179.
CRAIG WAYNE BOYD• March 10
Country singer and winner of “The Voice,” season 7. 7:30 p.m. Turlock Community Theatre, 1574 E Canal Drive, Turlock. $26-$36. (209) 668-1169.
HIGHLAND WAY• March 12
A presentation of music from the Scottish Highlands. Part of the Ripon Arts League 2014-15 concert series. 7:30 p.m. Ripon High School multipurpose building, 304 N. Acacia Ave. $30 membership fee. (209) 599-7876 or (209) 599-3476.
KARRNNEL• March 12
Canadian instrumentalist presents virtuosic program titled “The Fiddle – Past, Present & Future” 7:30 p.m. Turlock Community Theatre, 1574 E. Canal Drive. $25 adults; $15 students. (209) 667-1456 or (209) 667-5874.
ANTSY McCLAIN AND THE TRAILER PARK TROUBADOURS• March 13
Relaxed tenor country singer and storyteller, and top-notch pickers who play cowboy jazz, Tex-Mex waltzes, country ballads and soulful R&B. 7 p.m. doors; 8 p.m. show. West Side Theatre, 1331 Main St., Newman. $24 general; $28 reserved. (209) 862-4490.
RED DOG ASH• March 14
Featuring the David Thom Band. 7 p.m. doors; 8 p.m. show. West Side Theatre, 1331 Main St., Newman. $12 general; $15 reserved. (209) 862-4490.
JACKIE BRISTOW AND ANTHONY EDWARDS• March 15
Center Stage Unplugged concert featuring Jackie Bristow and Anthony Edwards. Presented by Modesto Unplugged. 6 p.m. doors; 6:30 p.m. concert. Center Stage Conservatory, Lower Level Studio, 948 11th St. $10. (209) 846-0179.
THE STATE THEATRE
FILM: “TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT”• Today
The story of an employee whose imminent layoff prompts her to spend a weekend trying to persuade her co-workers to forfeit their bonuses to save her job.
FILM: “MAPS TO THE STARS”• Through March 5
The tale of a secret-filled Hollywood family on the verge of implosion.
MODESTO MARATHON MOVIE & WINE NIGHT• Feb. 28
Sixth annual event featuring the viewing of “A Long Run,” a film detailing Bob Anderson’s pursuit of 50 races in a year. Anderson will be present for a Q&A following the film. Fundraiser for the Teens Run Modesto program. 4:30 p.m. doors; 5 p.m. film $25 advance; $30 door; $10 under 21.
FILM: “WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS”• March 6-13
Comedy chronicling the adventures of four vampire roommates trying to get by in a modern world that’s not always hospitable to the undead.
SCIENCE ON SCREEN: “THE CARDIOID PROJECT”• March 14
Speaker David Richards, computational physicist, presents lecture on stimulating the human heart. Film “Iron Man” follows lecture. 8:30 a.m. doors; 9 a.m. lecture; 10 a.m. film. Part of the Science on Screen educational series for middle, high school and college students. Free.
FILM: “BUS STOP”• March 15
Film adaptation of William Inge’s romantic comedy-drama starring Marilyn Monroe as a woman who can’t understand why she brings out the worst in men. A Modesto Film Society presentation. 2 p.m.
The State Theatre is at 1307 J St., Modesto. Call (209) 527-4697. www.thestate.org
“FIVE WOMEN WEARING THE SAME DRESS”• Through March 22
During an ostentatious wedding reception, five reluctant, identically clad bridesmaids hide out in an upstairs bedroom, each with her own reason to avoid the proceedings. 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Stage 3 Theatre, 208 S. Green St., Sonora. $17-$25. (209) 536-1778.
“THE WINTER’S TALE”• Through March 1
Magical romance about family and forgiveness presented by Merced ShakespeareFest. 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Merced Multicultural Arts Center, 645 W. Main St., Merced. $12 general; $8 students. (209) 723-3265.
“DIARY OF A MADMAN”• Today
Department of Theatre, CSU, Stanislaus, School of Arts presentation of “Diary of a Madman” by Nikolai Gogol, reinterpreted for stage by guest artist Rush Pearson. 8 p.m. CSU, Stanislaus, Studio Theatre, 1 University Circle, Turlock. $8-$10. (209) 667-3958.
“THE JOURNEY ... THE AFRICAN AMERICAN EXPERIENCE”• March 3
Sankofa Theatre Company performs an excerpt from the play in celebration of Black History Month. Light refreshments. RSVP by Feb. 28. 6 p.m. Salida Library, 4835 Sisk Road. Free. (209) 543-7315.
“INTO THE WOODS”• Through March 15
Story follows a baker and his wife who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. Recommended for 13 and over. 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Playhouse Merced, 452 W. Main St. $10-$22. (209) 725-8587.
“ZOMBIE PROM• Through March 7
The Modesto High School theater, music and dance departments present the musical “Zombie Prom,” a tribute to 1950s horror movies and rock ’n’ roll music. 7 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays. Modesto High School auditorium, 18 H St. $8 adults; $6 students. (209) 576-4401.
“MARY POPPINS”• Feb. 28-May 3
Mary Poppins arrives on the doorstep of the troubled Banks family and using a “practically perfect” combination of magic and common sense, takes the children on a magical and memorable journey. March 5 performance features Ladies Night Out with pre-performance vendors, raffle and shopping. 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday, Wednesday-Thursday. Sierra Repertory East Sonora Theatre, 13891 Mono Way. $18-$35. (209) 532-3120.
STUDENT SHOWCASE• March 5
CSU, Stanislaus, student showcase presentation. $5 CSU, Stanislaus, Studio Theatre, One University Circle, Turlock. $5 (209) 667-3958.
“MULAN JR.”• March 6
Weaver Performing Arts presentation of the stage version of Disney’s popular movie. 7 p.m. Merced Theatre, 301 W. Main St., Merced $8 (209) 381-0500.
“GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES”• March 6-22
An accident-prone daredevil and a corrosive masochist navigate friendship, love and the squishy parts that lie between. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 8 p.m. Thursday, March 19; 2 p.m. Sunday, March 15, 22. Center Stage Conservatory, 948 11 St., Modesto. $15 general; $10 students. (209) 846-0179.
ART SPACE ON MAIN• (209) 667-3958
Through today, “Heteroglyphs” exhibit by David Olivant; March 5-May 1, Daniel Edwards exhibit with artist reception March 5 at 5:30 p.m.. Gallery hours: noon-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday. 139 W. Main St., Turlock. Free.
ARTIST STUDIOS• (209) 241-7130
April 25-26, Stanislaus County Artist Open Studio Tour, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Maps on sale beginning March 2, $10. April 11, 17-18, artist studio preview shows.
C’EST JOLI• (209) 324-7111
Ongoing, work by Brad and Nancy Hawn. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday. 920 13th St., Modesto.
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, STANISLAUS, GALLERY• (209) 667-3186
Through today, “35 Years in Bronze” by Cheryl Barnett; March 5-April 1, Printmaking from Los Angeles, Ryan McIntosh and Daniel Rolnick, artist reception March 19, 5:30 p.m. Gallery hours: noon-4 p.m. Monday-Friday; 6-9 p.m. Thursday; noon-4 p.m. Saturday. 1 University Center, Turlock. Free. www.csustan.edu
CENTRAL CALIFORNIA ART ASSOCIATION AND MISTLIN GALLERY• (209) 529-3369
Through today, “Almond Blossom Time”; March 3-21, “Young @ Art”; March 19, Third Thursday Art Walk. 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
March 19, 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. www.thechartreusemuse.com
CROW TRADING CO.• (209) 579-2173
March 19, Third Thursday Art Walk, 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
March 19, Third Thursday Art Walk. 5-9 p.m.
FIRST STREET GALLERY• (209) 667-7332
Through March 5, “Through Her Eyes” exhibit by Leslie Hurst. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. 226 N. First St., Turlock. www.firststreetgalleries.com
GALLERY 909• (209) 667-3959
March 19, Third Thursday Art Walk, reception and artist talks, 5:30 p.m. 909 10th St., Modesto.
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: Tuesday-Sunday, noon-4 p.m. 1402 I St., Modesto. Free.
MERCED COUNTY COURTHOUSE MUSEUM• (209) 723-2401
Museum hours: 1-4 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. 21st and N streets, Merced.
MODESTO JUNIOR COLLEGE ART GALLERY• (209) 575-6819
Through March 12, Process/Progression – a group exhibition of work consisting of ceramics, painting, furniture, jewelry and digital work, artist reception March 5, 5:30 p.m. Gallery hours: 10 a.m-5 p.m Monday-Wednesday; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday. 435 College Avenue. Free.
OAKDALE COWBOY MUSEUM• (209) 847-5163
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
OUT OF HAND CREATIVE ARTS CENTER• (209) 533-1309
Through Feb. 28, The Shibori Show, Japanese tie-dye process on silk. noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; noon-4 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. 189 S. Washington St., Sonora. www.outofhandclay.org
PEER RECOVERY ARTS PROJECT• (209) 581-1695
March 19, 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•
March 19, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 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.
SONORA JOE’S• (209) 533-4455
Through March 28, “Between the Harps & Snakes” exhibit of Irish landscapes by Patrick Michael Karnahan. 140 S. Washington St., Sonora. www.sonorajoes.com.
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. $5. For information, call (209) 634-8843 or (209) 480-0387. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Fridays.
TURLOCK UKE JAMZ • Second Saturdays
Community-based ukulele strum- and singalong. Open to all ages and skill levels, as well as other acoustic instruments. 10:30 a.m. Free. www.turlockukejamz.org
VALLEY FOCUS• Through March 22
Exhibit of paintings by Chella and photographs by Dan Kasser, a unique pairing and perspective on Valley themes. $5 nonmembers; free members.
INSPIRING WOMEN EXHIBITION• Through June 7
Members of the Pen Women, a regional group of artists, writers, and creative women, share their talents with an exhibition of artwork that inspires poetry. Reception and poetry reading. March 1, 2 p.m.
SNAP JACKSON & THE KNOCK ON WOOD• March 10
Bluegrass band presents a roots music concert. 7:30 p.m. $10 general; $8 members.
IMPROV NIGHT• March 12
Turlock High School presents improv night. 7 p.m. $5
The Carnegie Arts Center is at 250 N. Broadway, Turlock. Call (209) 632-5761. www.carnegieartsturlock.org.
CHICKEN RANCH• (800) 752-4646
16929 Chicken Ranch Road, Jamestown. (209) 984-4806. www.chickenranchcasino.com/
THUNDER VALLEY• (877) 468-8777
Today, Herman’s Hermits with Peter Noone; Feb. 28, Cash & Cline Tribute Show with John and Dee Price; March 6, Eric Burdon and the Animals; March 14, Gladiator Challenge: St. Paddy Whack; 1200 Athens Ave., Lincoln. www.thundervalleycasino.com
JACKSON RANCHERIA• (800) 822-9466
March 5, Edgar Winter and Rick Derringer. 12222 New York Ranch Road, Jackson. www.jacksoncasino.com
RED HAWK CASINO• (888) 573-3495
Today, Cover Me Badd; Feb. 28, Steel Breeze; March 4, Buck Ford; March 6, Ranell Carpenter; March 6-7, Chris Gardner Band; March 8, Tiffany Woys, Stephan Hogan; March 13, Colleen Heauser; March 13-14, Nathan Owens Band; March 15, Two Steps Down. 1 Red Hawk Parkway, Placerville. www.redhawkcasino.com
CACHE CREEK• (800) 772-2243
Feb. 28, Cung Chuc Tan Xuan; March 1, Maria Cordero and Jimmy Yu-Chun Lin; March 6-7, Vhong Navarro & Jessica Sanchez with Miriam Pantig; March 15, Taylor Dayne. 14455 Highway 16, Brooks. www.cachecreek.com
BLACK OAK CASINO• (877) 747-8777
Today, Mardi Gras party with BluesBox Bayou Band; Feb. 28, Spazmatics; March 5, Blue Highway; March 6, Glen Walters and Pamela Rose; March 7, the Cheeseballs; March 12, Comedy Showcase with Phil Johnson; March 13, Sun Kings; March 14, Shane Dwight. 19400 Tuolumne Road North.
QUEEN BEAN COFFEE HOUSE• (209) 521-8000
First Wednesdays, Filmmaker Social Club; Sundays, open mike. 1126 14th St., Modesto.
AN EVENING WITH SEELEY AND ROSS• March 19-21
Original sketch comedy with wife and husband team presented by the Department of Theatre, CSU Stanislaus School of Arts. 8 p.m. CSU Stanislaus, Studio Theatre, One University Circle, Turlock. $12 general; $10 students and seniors. (209) 667-3958.
FESTIVALS & FAIRS
CHINESE NEW YEAR PARTY• March 1
The Stanislaus Chinese Association presents the 43rd annual Chinese New Year Party, celebrating the Year of the Sheep with Chinese food, entertainment and raffle. 5 p.m. Modesto Centre Plaza, 1000 L St. $18 adults; $12 kids (6-12). (209) 577-2099 or (209) 521-1226.
SONORA CELTIC FAIRE• March 6-8
Jousting, Highland games, Celtic music, vendors and more. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m-6 p.m. Sunday. $6-$25. Mother Lode Fairgrounds, 220 Southgate Drive, Sonora. (209) 533-4420.
“THE HUMAN FACE OF BIG DATA”• March 5
Documentary film screening presented by the Modesto Junior College Civic Engagement Project. Facilitated discussion to follow film presentation. 7 p.m. Modesto Junior College, Forum 110, 435 College Ave. Free. (209) 575-6180.
FOOD & FUN
SIERRA RAILROAD DINNER TRAIN• Ongoing
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. 7-11 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. 4-7 p.m. Fridays. Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall-Modesto, 2801 W. Hatch Road. $6-$10. (209) 537-3360.
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, 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-Turlock, 1405 E. Linwood Ave. $2-$6.50. (209) 668-9710.
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.
KNIGHTS FERRY BREAKFAST• Ongoing
First Sunday of the month. 8 a.m.-noon. IOOF Hall, Main Street, Knights Ferry. $5.
OPEN AIR MARKET• Ongoing
First Saturday of month. Noon-5 p.m. The Yogurt Station, 1214 W. F St., Oakdale. Free. (209) 845-8113.
SENIOR BREAKFAST CLUB• Ongoing
Sundays. 9 a.m.. Denny’s, 1525 McHenry Ave. (209) 576-0279
MARDI GRAS AND CASINO NIGHT• Today
The Latino Community Roundtable first Mardi Gras and Casino night. Appetizers, no-host bar, dancing with music by DJ Marco. Costume prizes. 7-11 p.m. Red Event Center, 921 Eighth St., Modesto. $5 member; $10 nonmember. (209) 303-2664.
McHENRY MUSEUM GALA• Feb. 28
Carnival fundraiser hosted by the Guild of the McHenry Museum and Historical Society. 5:30 p.m. hosted bar, silent auction; 7 p.m. dinner and entertainment. McHenry Museum, 1402 I St., $80. (209) 529-3416.
CRAB FEST• Feb. 28
Beyer High School crab fest benefiting Renaissance. Crab, spaghetti, salad and bread, no-host bar, silent and live auction. 5 p.m. $45 per person; $350 table of eight. St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Father O’Hare Hall, 1813 Oakdale Road. (209) 576-4309.
CRAB FEED• March 6
Turlock High School Band Boosters 6th annual crab feed. All-you-can-eat crab, pasta, salad and garlic bread. Entertainment by the Turlock High School Jazz Band and Turlock High School idol winner, Sabrina Yonan. 6 p.m. The Assyrian American Civic Club, 2618 N. Golden State Blvd., Turlock. $50. (209) 484-3811.
AEBLESKIVER BREAKFAST• March 7
Annual Aebleskiver breakfast presented by the Ceres Chapter Order of the Eastern Star. 8-11 a.m. Masonic Family Center, 2904 Third St., Ceres. $8 adults; $5 children 10 and under. (209) 450-1517.
TAKEOUT RIB DINNER• March 7
Livingston Lions annual takeout rib dinner. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Livingston VFW Hall, 1605 Seventh St. $10 (209) 394-7750.
ENCHILADA DINNER• March 7
Sixty-sixth annual Hornitos enchilada dinner. Local craft vendors and entertainment by Hacienda Valencia Spanish dancing horses, Sol Del Valle. Sponsored by Hornitos Patrons Club. 3:30-8 p.m. Stag Hall, 2884 Bear Valley Road, Hornitos. $13 adult: $7 child. (209) 376-2320.
TRI-TIP AND CRAB FEED• March 7
Johansen High School Sports Boosters 21st annual tri-tip and crab feed. Live band, casino games and silent auction. 6 p.m. F.E.S. Hall, 190 N. Lee Ave., Oakdale. $50. (209) 576-4970 or (209) 595-1865.
BACCHUS AND BREW• March 7
Modesto Sunrise Rotary Irish-themed Bacchus and Brew. Casino night, music, silent and live auctions. Hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine sampling. Proceeds benefit many local service projects in the community. 6-9 p.m. Martin G. Petersen Event Center, 720 12th St., Modesto. $25 (209) 613-9498.
CRAB FEED AND TRI-TIP BARBECUE• March 7
Davis High School Athletic Boosters’ annual crab feed and tri-tip barbecue. Live entertainment, silent auction. 5 p.m. St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Father O’Hare Hall, 1813 Oakdale Road. $45 advance; $50 door. (209) 985-6378 or (209) 872-7090.
OMELET BRUNCH• March 10
Salvation Army Womens Auxiliary omelet brunch. 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, O’Hare Hall, 1813 Oakdale Road. $25 (209) 551-4973.
TEA & FASHION SHOW• March 14
“Spring Time in Paris”- themed Modesto Gospel Mission annual Tea and Fashion show. 1 p.m. SOS Club, 819 Sunset Ave. $40 individual; $75 pair; $350 table of 8. (209) 529-8259.
ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARTY• March 14
Traditional St. Patrick’s Day dinner, no-host bar and entertainment. Reservations required by March 7. 5-7:30 p.m. McHenry Mansion, 924 15th St. $25 per person. (209) 522-1739.
ST. PATTY’S DAY ROUNDUP• March 14
Traditional corned beef and cabbage dinner. Entertainment by the Fiddle Gang. Presented by the Presbyterian Women’s Group of Columbia’s Church of the 49ers. 5-7 p.m. Church of the 49ers, 11155 Jackson Street, Columbia. $5-$13. (209) 532-6604.
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.
PRESCHOOL STORYTIME• Ongoing
Stories and songs for ages 3-6. Storytime is followed by “Stay and Play, Play and Learn.” 10 a.m. Thursdays. Salida Branch Library, 4835 Sisk Road. (209) 543-7315.
WIGGLE WORMS• Ongoing
Stories and songs for children under 3. 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Wednesdays. 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
CLASSICAL CHILDREN’S BOOK CLUB• Ongoing
Group geared for children 8 and up. Each month club members will be invited to discuss books, participate in crafts and watch film excerpts. Refreshments available. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Second Friday Tuolumne County Library, 480 Greenley Road, Sonora. (209) 533-5507.
SEUSSICAL CELEBRATION• March 12
Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration. Find the Hat game, “Cat in the Hat” mask and Dr. Seuss pop-up toy crafts. 3 p.m. Keyes Library, 4420 Maud Ave. Free. (209) 664-8006.
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.
SWEAT SENIOR 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. Donation. (209) 988-5655. www.centenarychurch.net
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 include strength training, aerobics or tai chi. Call for information on 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 50 and older. Call for locations. 5:30 p.m. First and Third Fridays. Bel Piatto Restaurant, 1000 Kansas Ave. Free. (209) 614-4404.
BUNKO NITE• Ongoing
Oakdale Grange #435 presents Bunko Nite. Food and drink free. 7-9:30 p.m. First Fridays. Oakdale Grange Hall, Lambuth and F streets, Oakdale. $10 per person, donation. (209) 556-8524 or (209) 838-7421.
WRITERS GROUP MEETING• Ongoing
Sonora Writers Group meeting. Call for location. 10:30 a.m. Second Saturday Various locations (209) 734-8097.
CAMELLIA SOCIETY MEETING• Ongoing
The Camellia Society of Modesto meetings. All interested in camellias are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served. Some meeting topics this season will include: bugs, square gardening, herbs and water gardens. 1:30 p.m. Second Sundays. One Church Bethel Campus Free. (209) 522-0147 or (209) 576-0831.
WRITERS SUPPORT GROUP• Ongoing
Support group for those either writing for themselves or for publication. 5:30-7 p.m. Merced Multicultural Arts Center, 645 W. Main St. Free.
BALLROOM DANCE LESSONS• Through March 31
Ballroom dance lessons hosted by the city of Modesto Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods department. 6:30-8 p.m. Modesto Senior Center, 211 Bodem St. $42 for 8 sessions. (209) 341-2974.
BELLY DANCE FOR FUN• Through April 2
Belly dancing classes hosted by the city of Modesto Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods department. 6-7 p.m. Modesto Senior Center, 211 Bodem St. $45 for 8 sessions. (209) 341-2974.
MAPS SCIENCE PRESENTATION• Today
The Modesto Area Partners in Science will offer a presentation on “How America Protects its ‘Yosemites in the Sea’ – the National Marine Sanctuary System,” by William Douros, West Coast regional director for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries. Intended for ages12 and up. 7:30 p.m. Modesto Junior College West Campus, Sierra Hall 132, 2201 Blue Gum Ave. Free. (209) 576-6800.
EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE• Feb. 28
African American Educational Conference featuring workshops, entertainment, spoken word performance and keynote speaker Cynthia Foreman, owner of Sweetie Pies LLC; for ages 13-21 and geared toward encouraging students to stay in school, plan for college. Parents are encouraged to attend. 7:30 a.m. Modesto Junior College, West Campus, Mary Stuart Rogers Student Learning Center, 2201 Blue Gum Ave. Free. (209) 575-7990 or (209) 575-6700.
KRUGER NATIONAL PARK PRESENTATION• Feb. 28
Central Sierra Audubon Society presentation featuring Steven Umland of Sonora who will discus his experiences at Kruger National Park in South Africa. 7 p.m. Tuolumne County Library, Community Room, 480 Greenley Road, Sonora. Free. (209) 532-1106.
OLDER ADULTS BALANCE PROGRAM• March 2-4
Healthy Aging Association offering registration for “A Matter of Balance” program. Classes are held once a week for 8 weeks for 2 hours. Registration is free. 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays beginning March 3, Ceres Community Center, 2701 Fourth St., 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays beginning March 4, Shelter Cove Community center, SC West Building, 4242 Coffee Road. (209) 523-2800.
LIBRARY USED BOOK SALE• March 5-7
The Friends of the Salida Library annual used book sale. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Salida Library, 4835 Sisk Road. (209) 543-7353.
WEAVERS AND SPINNERS GUILD• March 10
The Mother Lode Weavers and Spinners Guild monthly meeting. Tapestry designer and weaver Tricia Goldberg will explain “From Image to Loom”: choosing colors, patterns, and techniques for tapestry weaving. Visitors welcome. 10 a.m. Church of the 49ers, 11155 Jackson St., Columbia. Free. (209) 588-1514.
FIBER ARTS GROUP• March 14
The Studio 49 Fiber Arts group monthly meeting for those interested in spinning, weaving, knitting, crocheting or anything related to the fiber arts. Visitors welcome. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuloume County Library, 480 Greenley Road, Sonora. Free. (209) 533-0593.
TANGO DANCE CLUB• Ongoing
Feb. 28, Eva Garlez and Pablo Rodriguez of Buenos Aires, featuring introductory dance lesson, workshop, 2 p.m. beginners; 3:30 p.m. intermediate level. Dance party, 7:30 p.m. $25 one workshop; $40 both, $10 dance party fee. 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
Dancing and socializing. Different themes monthly. 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Riverbank Community Center, 3600 Santa Fe St. $4 members; $6 nonmembers; $12 annual membership. (209) 521-7194.
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
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.
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• Ongoing
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
Workshops Wednesdays and Saturday Party Nights. Open to singles, couples and children ages 12 and up. 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Third Saturdays. Oakdale Grange Hall, Lambuth and F streets, Oakdale. $3-$6 per person; $20 annual dues. (209) 236-1628. www.singleskirtsnflirts.ccsda.org
MERCED SUNDAY SOCIAL DANCE• Ongoing
Sunday dances featuring waltz, Latin, swing, polka and fox trot. Refreshments available. 2-5 p.m. Fourth Sundays. Merced Community Center Ballroom, 755 W 15th St. $8. (209) 723-0839.
COMMUNITY BAND• Ongoing
A college-community concert band is 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) 667-3740.
CALL FOR POEMS• March 11
2015 Poets Corner Contest open call for poems on the theme “Conservation and Transformation: Poetry celebrating Earth, Water, Wind or Fire.” No more than 32 lines. Submission deadline March 11. Guidelines and information: modestogov.com/prnd/poet_corner.asp.