GALLO CENTER FOR THE ARTS
LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW ▪ Oct. 27
Central West Ballet presents Halloween story. 7:30 p.m. $25-$35.
LORRIE MORGAN ▪ Oct. 28
Never miss a local story.
Country singer. 7:30 p.m. $$29-$59.
PASQUALE ESPOSITO ▪ Oct. 28
Tribute to Enrico Caruso. 8 p.m. $25-$45.
VOENA ▪ Oct. 29
Modesto Community Concert Association presents world music. 3 p.m. $15-$30.
“THE MIRACLE WORKER” ▪ Nov. 3-5
Gallo Center Repertory Company presents story of Annie Sullivan and her student, blind and mute Helen Keller. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3-4, 2 p.m. Nov. 5. $12-$20.
THE COMPANY MEN ▪ Nov. 4
Vocal group interweaves today’s Top 40 hits with re-imagined classics of the last six decades. 8 p.m. $29-$59.
MOMIX ▪ Nov. 6
Company of dancer-illusionists. 7 p.m. $25-$75.
The Gallo Center for the Arts is at 1000 I St., Modesto. Call 209-338-2100.
UKULELE PLAY ALONG ▪ Ongoing
Funstrummers. 10:45 a.m.-noon Mondays. Modesto Senior Center, Bodem and Scenic. Free for seniors. 209-505-3216. www.Funstrummers.com.
UKULELE JAM ▪ Ongoing
Funstrummers. Songbooks provided. 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays. Trinity Telle Classrooms, 1600 Carver Road, Modesto. Donation. 209-505-3216. www.Funstrummers.com.
GOLDEN VALLEY CHORUS ▪ Ongoing
Men’s barbershop-style a cappella chorus rehearsals. 7-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Mancini Hall, 718 Tuolumne Blvd., Modesto. 209-524-6139.
MODESTO TRADITIONAL JAZZ SOCIETY ▪ Ongoing
Nov. 19, Knight Sounds Big Band; Dec. 17, Creole Jazz Kings. 1 p.m. featured band. Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, 1612 Sisk Road, Modesto. $8-$12. modestojazz.com
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.
FUNSTRUMMERS UKULELE BAND ▪ Ongoing
UKULELE MASTER STU FUCHS ▪ Oct. 27
Concert and lesson by ukulele player and teacher presented by Funstrummers Ukulele Band. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Church of the Brethren, 2301 Woodland Ave., Modesto. $25. www.funstrummers.com.
STEPHEN STILLS & JUDY COLLINS ▪ Oct. 29
Classic rock artists. 7:30 p.m. Turlock Community Theatre, 1574 E. Canal Drive. $39-$65. turlocktheatre.org
SHARE THE WARMTH ▪ Nov. 4
Concert and coat drive benefiting Inter-Faith Ministries of Greater Modesto. Patty Castillo Davis with special guests will perform. 7-9:30 p.m. Barkin’ Dog Grill, 940 11th St., Modesto. Accepting donations of new and gently used coats in all sizes. Free. Reservations suggested 209-572-2341
JAMIE DUBBERLY AND DHARMA LATIN JAZZ QUINTET ▪ Nov. 5
U.S. AIR FORCE CLARINET QUARTET ▪ Nov. 5
Turlock Concert Association program. 3 p.m. Turlock Community Theatre, 1574 E. Canal Drive. Free.
THE STATE THEATRE
FILM: “LUCKY” ▪ Oct. 27
The spiritual journey of a 90-year-old atheist and the quirky characters that inhabit his off-the-map desert town. $8-$10.
FILM: “THE FLORIDA PROJECT” ▪ Oct. 27-Nov. 4
Follows 6-year-old Moonee and her rebellious mother Halley over the course of a single summer. $8-$10.
FILM: “THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW” ▪ Nov. 25
With Barely Legal shadow casters. 11 p.m. $12.
The State Theatre is at 1307 J St., Modesto. Call 209-527-4697. www.thestate.org.
“THE GLASS MENAGERIE” ▪ Through Oct. 29
Sierra Repertory Theatre present Tennessee Williams’ iconic play. East Sonora Theatre, 13891 Mono Way. $20-$25. www.sierrarep.org
“EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL” ▪ Through Oct. 31
A group of college students, a creepy cabin in a secluded forest, and an ancient Book of the Dead; what could possibly go wrong? Playhouse Merced, 452 W. Main St. $22. 209-725-8587
“THE TEMPEST” ▪ Through Oct. 29
Director Michael Lynch adapts Shakespeare classic set on a forbidden planet in 3020 AD. 7 p.m. with 2 p.m. show Oct. 29. Modesto Junior College Main Auditorium, 435 College Ave. $9-$11.
“ONCE UPON A MATTRESS” ▪ Through Oct. 29
West Side Players presents musical comedy. 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. West Side Theatre, 1331 Main St., Newman. $15-$20. www.westsidetheatre.org.
“DRACULA OF TRANSYLVANIA” ▪ Through Oct. 28
Denair Gaslight Theatre. 7 p.m. Denair Gaslight Theatre, 3908 Gratton Road. $8-$10. 209-664-9514.
ART TIME & SIP WINE STUDIOS ▪ 209-777-0129
Nov. 16, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. 920 16th St., Modesto.
BARKIN’ DOG GRILL ▪ 209-572-2341
Nov. 16, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. 940 11th St., Modesto.
CAROLYN HUFF PHOTOGRAPHY ▪ 209-918-6627
October artist, George Balliet. Nov. 16, Third Thursday Art Walk, 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
Nov. 21-Dec. 22, “Home for the Holidays” member show and sale. Nov. 16, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. Gallery hours: 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Thursday; 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday; Noon-4 p.m. Saturday. 1015 J St. Modesto. Free. ccaagallery.org
CHARTREUSE MUSE GALLERY AND ART SCHOOL ▪ 209-522-0935
Nov. 16, 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. 16, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m.
DOWNTOWN TURLOCK ▪ 209-632-5761
Nov. 9, Evening art walks several arts venues and businesses. 6-9 p.m.
GUSTINE MUSEUM ▪ 209-854-6455
Gustine Museum Historical Society presents “Woodcraft by John Galante.” 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.
MODESTO JUNIOR COLLEGE ART GALLERY ▪ 209-575-6071
Through Oct. 26, “Non Objectivity by Design: Acrylic Paintings by Bruce Klein.” 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays. MJC Art Gallery on the East Campus, 435 College Ave., Modesto. Free.
PEER RECOVERY ART PROJECT ▪ 209-581-1695
Nov. 16, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 1222 J St., Modesto. www.peerrecoveryartproject.org.
PRESERVATION COFFEE AND TEA ▪
Nov. 16, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. 1030 J. St., Modesto. www.preservationcoffee.com.
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.
SAM & DAVE’S MARKET ▪ 209-409-0633
Nov. 16, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. 1015 J St., 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.
CARNEGIE ARTS CENTER
INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCING ▪ Ongoing
Folk dancing lessons, beginners welcome. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Fridays. $5. 209-480-0387.
TURLOCK UKE JAMZ ▪ 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.
“NATURE, TRADITION & INNOVATION” ▪ Through Dec. 31
Works by contemporary Japanese ceramic artists who represent the diverse traditions of their country. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Thursdays and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m Fridays, noon-4 p.m. Sundays. $5, free for age 12 and under.
“PACIFIC CURRENTS” ▪ Through Jan. 21
Local artists influenced by Asia. Lobby Gallery.
FAMILY FRIDAY ▪ Oct. 27
Paint and decorate pumpkins to take home. 7-8:30 p.m. Free.
EXPRESSIVE ART THERAPY ▪ Oct. 29
Jessica’s House hosts Carmen Richardson, author and expressive art therapist, speaking on Expressive art therapy for traumatized children and adults. 2-4 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
Oct. 27, Born on the Bayou; Oct. 28, In Living Color. 19400 Tuolumne Road N., Tuolumne.
CHUKCHANSI GOLD ▪ 866-794-6946
711 Lucky Lane, Coarsegold.
MAUREEN LANGAN & SAMANTHA GILWEIT ▪ Nov. 4
FESTIVALS & FAIRS
SONORA BACH FESTIVAL ▪ Through Oct. 29
A lineup of concerts for lovers of baroque and classical music. Violinist Lisa Grodin and guitarist/lutenist Richard Savino perform at its Salon Concert, Oct. 21 at 3 p.m. Other highlights include a Locals Concert on Oct. 15 and the Bach’s Brunch on Oct. 29. Locations, ticket prices and times vary. Details at www.sonorabach.org.
FOOD & FUN
GOLDEN VALLEY HEALTH CARE GALA: A NIGHT WITH LEGENDS ▪ Oct. 28
With guest Hall of Famer Rick Barry. 5:30 p.m. DoubleTree Ballroom, 1150 9th St., Modesto. $125. https://www.gvhc.org
SPAGHETTI DINNER ▪ Nov 5
HALLOWEEN & HARVEST
DELL’OSSO FAMILY FARM ▪ Through Oct. 31
Large, elaborate corn maze, pumpkins, zip lines, a mystery tour ride, giant pumpkin balls, a haunted castle, pumpkin blasters, a petting zoo, pig races and more. There’s a pumpkin patch, food court and a country store also open. Live entertainment including music on weekends is offered, with music expanding to nightly beginning Oct. 9. Attractions are open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily at Dell’Osso Farms, 26 W. Stewart Road, Lathrop. Admission is $13.95 Mondays-Thursdays; $17.95 Fridays-Sundays; free ages 2 and under. Most attractions are included with admission but a few have additional fees. See pumpkinmaze.com.
FANTOZZI FARMS ▪ Through Oct. 31
Corn mazes include more than 5 miles of paths; within each are 12 hidden checkpoints to seek out. A separate haunted maze is open Friday and Saturday nights in October from 7 p.m. until closing (take a flashlight). Other attractions include a zombie shooting range, corn cannons, cow train rides, a petting zoo, hayrides, a corn seed pit, hay pyramids, pedal carts, a picnic area and pig races. Hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays-Saturday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays. Access to the pumpkin patch is free; attraction tickets are $3-$12. 2665 Sperry Ave., Patterson. 209-892-2015; fantozzifarms.com.
R.A.M. FARMS ▪ Through Oct. 31
A 20-acre corn maze, Freaky Flashlight Nights through the mazes is held on Fridays and Saturdays (take your own flashlights) beginning at dusk. Also on site are a hay maze, scary shed, sandbox and tractor corral. Movies under the stars will be shown for free on Fridays and Saturdays beginning at 7:15 p.m. featuring a variety of family films (weather permitting). There are more than 60 varieties of pumpkins and gourds on site, and wandering the patch is free. Attraction tickets are $7-$11. Open noon to dusk Mondays-Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays. R.A.M. Farms Inc., 716 N. Daubenberger Road, Turlock. 209-668-2425 or ramfarms.com.
DUTCH HOLLOW FARMS ▪ Through Oct. 31
New corn maze with an agriculture theme covering 10 acres. The farm also has a large pumpkin patch, hay ride, covered picnic area, kids play area, farm animals, mini corn maze and more. Admission to the patch is free with $5 admission to the farm area with activities; $6 for the corn maze; $8 for a combo pass to activities and maze. Hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily at 5101 Oakdale Road, Modesto; 209-541-7448. dutchhollowfarms.com.
HARVEST HAUNT EXPRESS ▪ Through Oct. 29
Hop aboard the Harvest Haunt Express that runs at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park in Jamestown. Weekends will be themed: Oct. 28-29, Witches & Wizards. Riders can dress for the theme or in Halloween attire. Trains run on Saturdays and Sundays at 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Rides are $10-$15, free ages 5 and under. 209-984-3953 or go to railtown1897.org.
RANCH OF HORROR ▪ Through Oct. 31
At the Stanislaus County “Feargrounds,” this macabre spread features 13 attractions such as a House of Dystopia haunted house, a Zombie Escape town paintball event, Rancher’s Revenge laser tag, a Haunted Hayride, a Headless Horseman, an escape room and more. Some attractions are family friendly. Free screenings nightly of scary movies at 7 and 9 p.m. Stanislaus County Fairgrounds 900 N. Broadway, Turlock. Attraction prices are $5-$25. www.ranchofhorror.com.
HIGBEE HORROR HAUNT ▪ Through Oct. 31
Located inside The Halloween Guys store, this weekend walk-through haunted house (also open Halloween night) has themed areas with real-life characters. 7-10 p.m. Oct. 20-21, Oct. 27-28, Oct. 31. 2936 Veneman Ave., Modesto. $13 adults; $8 children. http://higbeehorrorhaunt.com.
MONSTERS IN MODESTO ▪ Through Oct. 31
With options from low scares to full-throated horror, this haunted house includes a Cemetarium, Psycho Circus and more. 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 22-26 and Oct. 29-31; open until midnight Oct. 20-21 and Oct. 27-28. Vintage Faire Mall parking lot, 3401 Dale Road, Modesto. $8-$21. www.monstersinmodesto.com.
HAUNTED MUSEUM ▪ Oct. 27-28
The annual Boys & Girls Club of Stanislaus County event features lighter scares for the age 5-to-12 set with seven themed rooms, Halloween crafts, face painting and an arcade. Live character actors provided by Kit Fox Trolley will re-enact spooky but not scary theatrical scenes. 5-8 p.m. McHenry Museum, 14th and I streets, Modesto. $5; free age 5 and under. www.bgcstan.org.
HAUNTED HALLOWEEN HAYRIDE ▪ Oct. 27-28
The city of Riverbank sponsors this family-friendly event with a hayride through a variety of scary themed areas. Concessions available. 7-9:30 p.m. Friday, 7-10 p.m Saturday. Jacob Myers Park, Riverbank. $6-$12; free under age 3. 209-863-7150.
TRUNK OR TREAT ▪ Oct. 27
Family event with classic cars, games for the kids, trunk-or-treating, pumpkin bowling, pumpkin painting, music and more. 5:30-8 p.m. Tenth Street Plaza, 1010 10th St., Modesto. Free. 209-529-9303.
DEATHWORKZ HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL ▪ Oct. 27-29
Two haunted mazes – Backroads and Nyctophobia, vendors, food and live entertainment. 5 p.m.-midnight Oct. 27-28, 5-10 p.m. Oct. 29. Stanislaus County Fairground, 900 N. Broadway, Turlock. $5-$20. www.deathworkz.com.
BOO BOULEVARD ▪ Saturday, Oct. 28
Several trick-or-treat stops, historical games from 3-6:30 p.m. Wagon rides through the decorated Diggins Tent Town site. Illumination of the jack-o’-lanterns from 6:30-8 p.m. Columbia State Historic Park. www.visitcolumbiacalifornia.com.
THE SUMMONING HALLOWEEN PARTY ▪ Oct. 28
Street party featuring several Halloween-themed party rooms including CarnEvil, Zombie Prom, Hocus Pocus, Chucky’s Playhouse and others, costume contests and more. 21-and-older event. 6 p.m.-2 a.m. Downtown Modesto, 11th and J streets. $10 presale, $20 gate. halloweenmodesto.com.
LAKES CENTER HALLOWEEN PARADE AND COSTUME CONTEST ▪ Oct. 28
Four age groups with prizes and candy. 3 p.m. Floyd Avenue and Oakdale Road.
SPOOKTACULAR FEST ▪ Oct. 28
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and MoPRIDE host this event with a DJ, dancing, costume contests, food and no-host bar. 7 p.m.-midnight. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1528 Oakdale Road, Modesto. $10 advance, $15 at the door. www.mopride.org.
TRUNK OR TREAT ▪ Oct. 28
Costume contest, candy, face painting, more. 4-6 p.m. First United Methodist Church, 850 16th St., Modesto. Free.
ALL HALLOWS FANTASY FAIRE ▪ Oct. 28-29
Live music, craft vendors, magicians and jugglers, food and drink and more. Noon-11 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Mother Lode Fairgrounds, 220 Southgate Drive, Sonora. $14 advance, $18 at gate adults Saturday; $12 advance, $15 at gate adult Sunday; $5 kids 6-12 presale, $7 kids at the gate. www.allhallowsfaire.com.
OAKDALE TRICK OR TREAT ▪ Oct. 31
Community event with a haunted hospital, music, inflatables and more. 6-8 p.m. Downtown Oakdale. Free. www.facebook.com/City-of-Oakdale-511696508856027.
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.
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. 209-342-0281.
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 SUPPER CLUB ▪ Ongoing
For speakers of all levels. 7 p.m. Tuesdays. Denny’s, 1525 McHenry Ave. Modesto.
ST. ANDREWS SOCIETY ▪ Ongoing
7 p.m. fourth Tuesdays. Denny’s, 1525 McHenry Ave., Modesto.
IRISH CULTURAL SOCIETY ▪ Ongoing
7 p.m. third Fridays. Denny’s, 1525 McHenry Ave., Modesto.
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.
THE JOB CIRCLE ▪ Ongoing
Modesto Sound offers audio technician training classes for those 13 and older. Work with musicians; hands-on learning live sound, recording bands, producing, mastering, electronics. Call or email for times. Modesto Sound, 110 Santa Barbara Ave., Modesto. $200 (scholarships available). 209-573-0533. email@example.com. www.modestosound.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.
CENTRAL CALIFORNIA CAGE BIRD CLUB ▪ Ongoing
Third Sunday. 1 p.m. Stanislaus County Agricultural Center, 3800 Cornucopia Suite B, Modesto.
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.
MODESTO REPUBLICAN WOMEN FEDERATED ▪ Ongoing
Lunch and speaker, open to women and men. Second Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The Seasons, 945 McHenry Ave., Modesto. Lunch $16. 209-567-3399.
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.
FOREST HEALTH PROGRAM ▪ Oct. 27
John Buckley, from the Central Sierra Environmental Resource Center, on “Forest Health and Fire Resiliency in a Changing Climate.” A free Modesto Area Partners in Science presentation intended for age 12 and older. Modesto Junior College West Campus Sierra Hall 132.
PARANORMAL TOUR ▪ Oct. 28
Have you ever wondered if Columbia is truly a Ghost Town? Explore the spirits of Columbia in first paranormal tour for the public. 8-11:30 p.m. $50. friendsofcolumbiashp.com/paranormaltour.html
HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR ▪ Oct. 28
Homemade crafts, Christmas décor, jewelry, garden items, more. Breakfast and lunch items for sale. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Connecting Church of the Nazarene, 3200 E. Monte Vista Ave., Denair.
HOLIDAY BAZAAR ▪ Oct. 28
Handmade crafts, gifts and holiday items, needlework, opportunity quilt, wood crafts, homemade jams/jellies and frozen ready-to-bake homemade pies. Soup/pie lunch for $7. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Escalon United Methodist Church, 2000 Jackson Ave. 209 838-2792.
EXPRESSIVE ART THERAPY ▪ Oct. 30
Jessica’s House hosts Carmen Richardson, author and expressive art therapist, speaking on Expressive art therapy for traumatized children and adults. 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. 720 12th St., Peterson Event Center, Modesto.
MAPS: OCEANS OF LIFE ▪ Nov. 3
Family science program from Modesto Area Partners in Science with Tierney Thys, National Geographic Explorer and TED Talk speaker. 7:30 p.m. Modesto Junior College East Campus, 435 College Ave. Free. modestoscience.wordpress.com.
EXTENDED TRIP SLIDE SHOW ▪ Nov. 4
Learn about the extended trips planned by the Modesto Junior College Community Education Department. 10 a.m. MJC, 435 College Ave. Forum Building, Room 110. Free. RSVP at 209-575-6063.
COUNTRY FOLK ART SHOW ▪ Nov. 4-5
Decorating accents and gift items, art, metalwork, chandeliers, holiday decor, vintage items, florals, handcrafted furniture, textiles, candles and more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. $6. Stanislaus County Fairgrounds, 900 N. Broadway, Turlock. 209-668-8861.
HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE ▪ Nov. 4
Hand-crafted items including jewelry, macramé, cards, aprons, quilts, woodwork, more. Snack bar available. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Hilmar Country Club Estates clubhouse, 19667 American Ave., Hilmar
HOLIDAY MARKETPLACE ▪ Nov. 4
RIVERBANK GOLDEN AGERS ▪ Wednesdays
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 ▪ Wednesdays
7:30-10 p.m. Wednesdays. Turlock Senior Center, 1191 Cahill St.
VALLEY SUPER SINGLES ▪ Third Fridays
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.
FOREVER YOUNG DANCE CLUB ▪ Tuesdays, Fridays
Dance on Tuesdays, second Fridays. First-time guests are free. 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesdays; 7-10 p.m. second Fridays. Modesto Senior Center, 211 Bodem St. Day: $4 members, $6 nonmembers; night: $5 and $7. 209-534-7663.
MANTECA SENIOR DANCE ▪ Sundays
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 ▪ Saturdays
Monthly dances. 7-10 p.m. second Saturdays. Odd Fellows Hall, 6941 Hughson Ave., Hughson. $5 members; $7 nonmembers. 209-614-8048.
ROUND ROBINS ▪ Tuesdays
7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Oakdale Grange Hall, Lambuth and F streets. $4. 209-526-4452.
SENIOR DAY DANCES ▪ Thursdays
10 a.m-1:30 p.m. Stanislaus Veterans Center Hall, Coffee Road and Sylvan Avenue. $5, supports the Veterans Foundation of Stanislaus County. 209-343-6292.
TURLOCK STEPPIN PARDS ▪ Wednesdays
Square dance club workshop nights. 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays. American Legion Hall, 75 Bothun Road, Turlock. 209-996-0844. www.facebook.com/turlock.steppinpards.
SENIOR CITIZENS DANCE AND POTLUCK ▪ Fridays
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 ▪ Wednesdays
Workshop Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. Dances 7 p.m. Saturdays. Open to singles, couples and children ages 8 and up. 7 p.m. Oakdale Grange Hall, Lambuth and F streets. 209-556-8524 or 209-681-2699.
MODESTO TANGO ▪ Tuesdays
8-10 p.m. Tuesdays. Urbano California Grill, 1016 H St., Modesto. Free. 209-522-1571. www.modestotango.com.
TAM-TAM TALENT SHOW ▪ Through Oct. 27
Turlock Community Theatre talent show seeks contestant for new event with cash prize; applications due by Oct. 27; auditions on Nov. 2-3. Musicians, magicians, acrobats, comedians, pets, dancers, variety acts welcome. Show is January 27. Contact theater at 209-668-1169 or see www.turlocktheatre.org.
CALL FOR ENTRIES ▪ Through Dec. 3
Carnegie Arts Center seeks Central Valley photographers for juried show with cash prizes. www.carnegieartsturlock.org