GALLO CENTER FOR THE ARTS
“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.
TOM PAPA ▪ Nov. 10
Comedian and host of NBC’s “The Marriage Ref.” 8 p.m. $25-$40.
COPELAND & GERSHWIN ▪ Nov. 10-11
Modesto Symphony Orchestra program opens its classics season. 8 p.m. $19-$92.
MODESTO SYMPHONY YOUTH ORCHESTRA ▪ Nov. 11
Season opening concert. 2 p.m. $5-$10.
PETULA CLARK ▪ Nov. 12
1960s hitmaker. 4 p.m. $29-$59
THE EVERY WOMAN COMEDY TOUR ▪ Nov. 17
Featuring national touring comedians Aida Rodriguez, April Macie and Esther Ku. Adult content. 7:30 p.m. $25-$40.
“RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN’S CINDERELLA” ▪ Nov. 17-19
Tony Award- winning Broadway musical from the creators of “The Sound of Music” and “South Pacific.” 8 p.m. Nov. 17-18; 2 p.m. Nov. 18-19. $39-$89.
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
On Friday, Nov. 3, 10th anniversary concert at 7 p.m., Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1600 Carver Road, Modesto, free. Regular gatherings are 9:15 a.m.-noon Fridays at Church of the Brethren, 2301 Woodland Ave., Modesto. $25. 209-505-3216; www.Funstrummers.com
DOWNTOWN MODESTO SERIES ▪ Nov. 3
“The Romantic Spirit’” piano recital by Richard Cionco. 7:30 p.m. First United Methodist Church, 850 Sixteenth Street, Modesto. $10-$15. 209-522-9046.
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
BELLS OF BLESSING CONCERT ▪ Nov. 5
Opus Hand Bell choir and bell choirs from severnn lcoal churches. Benefit for Modesto's Salvation Army programs. 4 p.m. Trinity Presbyterian Telle Center, 1600 Carver Road Modesto.
U.S. AIR FORCE CLARINET QUARTET ▪ Nov. 5
Turlock Concert Association program. 3 p.m. Turlock Community Theatre, 1574 E. Canal Drive. Free.
CHINA CATS ▪ Nov. 11
Grateful Dead tribute. 8 p.m. West Side Theatre, 1331 Main St., Newman. $15-$20. www.westsidetheatre.org.
COLUMBIA JAZZ ARTIST SERIES SEASON ▪ Nov. 11-April 15
Nov. 11-12, Barbara Morrison; Dec. 10, “It’s a Big Band Christmas”; Dec. 26, Columbia Jazz Reunion Concert; Jan. 26, Columbia Big Band; Feb. 2-3, Big Band Jazz Festival; March 2-3, Vocal Jazz Festival; March 13, Bria Skonberg Quartet; April 15, Latin Jazz Big Band season finale. Concerts at Columbia College Dogwood Theater, 11600 Columbia College Drive, Sonora except Jan. 26 at Sonora High School. Season tickets $100. 209-559-0565.
LEAH SHOSHANAH ▪ Nov. 12
Sunday Afternoons at CBC concert series. 3 p.m. Congregation Beth Shalom, 1705 Sherwood Ave., Modesto. $10-$25. http://sundaysatcbs.com.
LIISA DÁVILA ▪ Nov. 17
Townsend Opera Recital Series presents soprano in concert. 7:30 p.m. Mistlin Gallery, 1015 J St., Modesto. $25.
THE STATE THEATRE
FILM: “THE FLORIDA PROJECT” ▪ Through Nov. 4
Follows 6-year-old Moonee and her rebellious mother Halley over the course of a single summer. $8-$10.
FILM: “LOVING VINCENT” ▪ Nov. 3
The world's first fully oil painted feature film. $8-$10.
FILM: “GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN” ▪ Nov. 3-10
Glimpse into the relationship between beloved children's author A. A. Milne and his son Christopher Robin. $8-$10.
FILM: “LONG TIME RUNNING” ▪ Nov. 4-9
The Tragically Hip’s iconic 2016 Man Machine Poem cross-Canada tour and final concert in their hometown of Kingston, after the band’s announcement that lead singer Gord Downie was diagnosed with incurable cancer. 7 p.m. Nov. 4 and Nov. 9. $8-$10.
FILM: “OBIT” ▪ Nov. 5
Presented by the Funeral Consumer Alliance of Stanislaus/Merced Counties. Documentary a fascinating, often humorous, inside look at the obituary department at The New York Times as the writers recap the extraordinary lives of the famous and infamous. Judy Sly Herrero, a 40-year veteran of The Modesto Bee will join for a discussion of “How Do You Want to be Remembered? Writing Your Own Obituary.” 2 p.m. Free.
FILM: “POTTERSVILLE” ▪ Nov. 7
N.Y. Film Critics Series presentation is a comedy centered on Maynard (Michael Shannon), a beloved local businessman who is mistaken for the legendary Bigfoot. 7 p.m. $10.
FILM: “JANE” ▪ Nov. 10-17
Documentary on researcher Jane Goodall. $8-$10.
FILM: “A PLASTIC OCEAN” ▪ Nov. 15
City of Modesto and Stanislaus County present film in honor of America Recycles Day. 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Free.
The State Theatre is at 1307 J St., Modesto. Call 209-527-4697. www.thestate.org.
“WHITE CHRISTMAS” ▪ Nov. 3-Dec. 17
Sierra Repertory Theatre brings back its popular family musical. Two showbiz buddies put on a show to save a rustic Vermont inn and find their perfect mates in the bargain. Fallon House Theatre, 11175 Washington St., Columbia. $20-$37.
“ARSENIC AND OLD LACE” ▪ Nov. 16-17
“AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE” ▪ Nov. 17-Dec. 3
A “miracle” healing spring that actually poisons. Prospect Theater Project, 1214 K St., Modesto. $10-$20.
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
November artist, Charles Waldman. 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.
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, STANISLAUS, ART GALLERY ▪ 209-668-3958
Through Nov. 10, “Make Americka Jack’d Again” by The Phantom Street Artist. Live performance art by the artist on Nov. 9, 2 p.m. Gallery hours: Noon-4 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 4-9 p.m. Thursdays. 1 University Circle, Turlock.
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.
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.
BOOK FAIR ▪ Nov. 5
Contemporary authors and illustrators from throughout Northern and Central California will promote their books for children, teens, and young adults. Meet authors, learn about their techniques. Activities for children and story time throughout the day. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free.
FAMILY FRIDAY: TAIKO DRUMS ▪ Nov. 9
Learn about music and traditions of Japan. 7 p.m. Free.
SUNDAY ARTS LECTURE ▪ Nov. 12
“A Lesson in American History: The Japanese American Experience.” The Speakers Bureau of the Livingston chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League will present their personal and families’ experiences during World War II Japanese interment. 2 p.m.
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
FOOD & FUN
VFW BREAKFAST ▪ Sundays
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3199. 7-11 a.m. Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall, 2801 W. Hatch Road, Modesto. $8. 209-537-3360.
VFW DINNER ▪ Fridays
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 ▪ Sundays
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 ▪ Fridays
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 ▪ Wednesdays
Hosted by VFW 1051 of Ripon. Chicken strips, burgers, fish or shrimp with fries. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesdays. 12455 W. Ripon Road, Ripon. Small donation required. 209-599-6815.
TURLOCK VFW HAMBURGER NIGHTS ▪ Fridays
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 ▪ Thursdays
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 ▪ Saturdays
Year-round. 8 a.m.-noon. Saturdays. 16th Street and Canal, Merced. 209-389-4175.
FOE BREAKFAST ▪ Sundays
Hosted by Fraternal Order of Eagles. 8-11 a.m. first Sundays. Eagles Hall, 126 Camellia Way, Modesto. $6. 209-577-2298.
STEAK NIGHT ▪ Fridays
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 ▪ Sundays
8 a.m.-noon first Sundays. IOOF Hall, Main Street, Knights Ferry. $5.
TURLOCK SONS IN RETIREMENT LUNCH ▪ Wednesdays
Monthly luncheon. 11:15 a.m. third Wednesdays. Denair Community Center, 3850 N. Gratton Road. 209-632-0011.
ODD FELLOWS BREAKFAST ▪ Sundays
8-11 a.m. second Sundays. Odd Fellows Hall, 30018 Yosemite Blvd., La Grange. $6. 209-853-2128
SENIOR BREAKFAST CLUB ▪ Sundays
Social club for seniors age 65-plus. 8-8:30 a.m. Sundays. Dennys, 4324 Salida Blvd., Salida. 209-576-0279.
MODESTO FARMERS MARKET ▪ Thursdays-Saturdays
8 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays. 16th Street, between H and I streets. Free. 209-605-8536.
COLUMBIA FARMERS MARKET ▪ Thursdays
5 p.m. Thursdays. Main Street, Columbia State Historic Park. Free 209-499-8273.
SPAGHETTI DINNER ▪ Nov 5
HOLIDAY ARTS AND CRAFT FAIR ▪ Nov. 3-4
Handmade arts and crafts, lunch available. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Grace Lutheran Church, 617 W. Orangeburg Ave., Modesto. 209-522-8890.
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 SHOPPING EXTRAVAGANZA ▪ Saturday, Nov. 4
Vendors, entertainment, food available, crafts, jewelry, clothing, toys, household goods and more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mother Lode Fairground, 220 Southgate Drive, Sonora. www.mymotherlode.com/community/events.
HOLIDAY MARKETPLACE ▪ Nov. 4
WINTER RUMMAGE SALE ▪ Nov. 4
Holiday decorations, coats, winter clothes, more. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Livingston United Methodist Church, 11695 Olive Ave., Livingston. 209-394-2264.
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 CRAFT FAIR ▪ Nov. 9-11
Handcrafted items include quilts, holiday items, aprons, homemade jams, jellies, candy and more. Lunch available to buy, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Proceeds to go to local charities. Nov. 9-10, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Nov. 11, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Hall, 640 Minaret Ave., Turlock. 209-667-7712.
KRIS KRINGLE MARKET ▪ Nov. 11
Holiday crafts, goods and baked items. Santa available for pictures with kids. Lunch available. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saron Lutheran Church, 1742 North St., Escalon.
HOLIDAY BAZAAR ▪ Nov. 11
Vendors with gifts, fashion, décor, crafts and more. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Victory Assembly of God, Family Life Center, 1960 E Hatch Road, Ceres. 209-658-3171.
HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE ▪ Nov. 11
Handcrafted and other items for sale; light lunch available for purchase. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Prescott Church, 3000 Prescott Road, Modesto. 209-529-7200.
ST. MARY’S YOUNG LADIES INSTITUTE CRAFT FAIR ▪ Nov. 11-12
More than 57 booths with handmade items, toys, quilts, jewelry, leather goods, home decor, commercial photos with Santa, more. Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. St. Mary’s Catholic Church Parish Center, 55 Oak St., Oakdale. 209-985-1486.
MINNIE’S HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIRE ▪ Nov. 12
Vendors, glass crafts, handmade soaps, skin care, ornaments, woodcrafts, refreshments and more. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Minnie’s Restaurant, 107 McHenry Ave., Modesto. 209-985-4171.
ODDS & ENDS
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.
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.
VETERANS DAY CELEBRATION ▪ Nov. 6
Modesto Junior College Veteran Services invites the community to a Veteran’s Day celebration featuring a keynote address by Mike Ritland, who served 12 years as a U.S. Navy SEAL in Operation Iraqi Freedom and multiple Special Forces missions. 7 p.m. Modesto Junior College East Campus, 435 College Ave. Free. 209-575-6670
VETERANS DAY PARADE ▪ Nov. 11
Annual event in downtown Modesto from 10th and O streets down Needham Street to Graceada Park. Ceremony at the park following the parade, which begins at 9 a.m.
SECOND SATURDAY TALK ▪ Nov. 11
“Modesto Fire Department: A Journey Through Time” with Darin Jesburg, Battalion Chief of the Modesto Fire Department. Includes historical timeline of the Department from 1875 to the present. 2 p.m. McHenry Museum, 1402 I Street, Modesto. Free. 209-577-5366.
STUDIO 49 FIBER ARTS GROUP ▪ Nov. 11
Spinning, weaving, knitting, crocheting. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuolomne County Library in Sonora. mlwsguild.org.
MOTHER LODE WEAVERS AND SPINNERS GUILD ▪ Nov. 14
Fiber artist Stephenie Gaustad will demonstrate making rope; this will be a hands-on experience. 10 a.m. Clubhouse at Rambling Hills Estates, 23732 Parrotts Ferry Road, in Columbia. www.mlwsguild.org.
THANKSGIVING TURKEY DRIVE ▪ Nov. 16-17
Benefits the Modesto Gospel Mission and Salvation Army. Turkeys and donations accepted 8 a.m.-5 p.m. both days (closed noon-1 p.m.) Rea & Associates, LLP, 1937 Coffee Road, Modesto. 209-521-2727.
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
Dance to Bonnie and the Boys Out Back Band. 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
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 ▪ 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
Argentine tango practice. Socialize and practice your tango. 8-10 p.m. Tuesdays. Urbano California Grill, 1016 H St., Modesto. Free. 209-522-1571. www.modestotango.com.
CALL FOR ENTRIES ▪ Through Dec. 3
Carnegie Arts Center seeks Central Valley photographers for juried show with cash prizes. www.carnegieartsturlock.org