GALLO CENTER FOR THE ARTS
DISNEY'S PETER PAN JR. ▪ March 9-11
YES KIDS presentation. 7 p.m. March 9, 3 p.m. March 10-11. $14-$24.
BAROQUE... WITH A TWIST ▪ March 9-10
Never miss a local story.
Modesto Symphony Orchestra. 8 p.m. $19-$62.
THE TEN TENORS ▪ March 11
Australia’s international touring act. 4 p.m. $29-$79.
THERESA CAPUTO ▪ March 12-14
Star of TLC show “Long Island Medium” shares personal stories about her life and explain how her gift works. Sold out.
THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS ▪ March15
Classic alternative rock band. 7:30 p.m. $29-$59.
“MANZI” ▪ March 16-17
Gallo Center Repertory Company production on young Cesar Chavez. 7:30 p.m. March 16, 2 p.m. March 17. $10-$15
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
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
COLUMBIA JAZZ ARTIST SERIES SEASON ▪ Through April 15
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.
DANIEL CASTRO ▪ March 10
Blues. 8 p.m. West Side Theater, 1331 Main St., Newman. $17-$20. www.westsidetheatre.org.
UN DEUX TROIS ▪ March 10
Red Tie Arts concert. 6:30 p.m. Lucca Winery, 16265 East River Road, Ripon. $35. www.red-tie.org
LUCKY CUZN ▪ March 11
New Orleans-style brass band septet comprised of Tuolumne County public school teachers. Program also features the 2018 recipients of the Sierra Music Scholarships. 3 p.m. $15 adults, $6 students. The Red Church, Sonora. Part of the St. James Concert Series. Tickets are available at The Mountain Bookshop, by calling 209-536-0825, or at the door.
GILLIAN GRASSIE ▪ March 11
Part of the Congregation Beth Shalom Sunday Afternoons at CBS series. 3 p.m. Congregation Beth Shalom, 1705 Sherwood Ave., Modesto. $10-$25. http://sundaysatcbs.com.
MANUEL ESPINÁS ▪ March 15
BOYS OF SUMMER ▪ March 17
Eagles tribute. 8 p.m. West Side Theater, 1331 Main St., Newman. $20-$25. www.westsidetheatre.org.
THE RED PONY BAND ▪ March 17
7 p.m. Denair Gaslight Community Conservatory, 3908 N Gratton Road. $20.
LET MUSIC FILL THE AIR ▪ March 17
Spring Tea hosted by Bethany Christian Services Guild. Music, tea, treats, short program and door prizes to benefit Bethany’s House. 2-4 p.m. Zion United Reformed Church, 1220 Canal St., Ripon. $15. 209-577-4341.
DIRTY CELLO ▪ March 18
String ensemble playing blues, bluegrass, classic rock, Celtic and more. 2 p.m. Moon & Sixpence Music And Art House, 500 9th St., Modesto. $20. 209-543-5306.
SONORA SINGS CLASSICAL ▪ March 18
Music by Bach, Mozart, Brahms and others. Free. 2 p.m. St. James Church. email@example.com.
THE STATE THEATRE
FILM: “DEAD BULLET” ▪ March 9-15
A hard-luck gambler risks everything to sell stolen casino chips to a ruthless gunslinger. $8-$10.
SCIENCE ON SCREEN ▪ March 10
Presentation Laser-Plasma Accelerators: Riding the Wave to the Next Generation of X-Ray Light Sources paired with film “Real Genius.” 2:30 p.m. Free.
FILM: “APARTMENT 212” ▪ March 16-22
Jennifer Conrad is a small-town girl starting over in the big city. But it is hard to start over when something is eating you while you sleep ... one bite at a time. $8-$10.
SCIENCE ON SCREEN ▪ March 17
Presentation Biomedical Accelerator Mass Spectrometry: Improving Human Health One Atom at a Time paired with film “Medicine Man.” 2:30 p.m. Free.
FILM: “THE FRENCH CONNECTION” ▪ March 18
Modesto Film Society presents the 1971 film. 2 p.m. $8.
The State Theatre is at 1307 J St., Modesto. Call 209-527-4697. www.thestate.org.
“VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE” ▪ Through March 11
Christopher Durang 2013 best play Tony Award-winner. When movie star Masha, along with her boy-toy Spike, descend upon Masha’s siblings Vanya and Sonia, the results range from mild madcap to absolute absurdity. 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 p.m Sundays. $10-$20.
“MAMMA MIA!” ▪ Through April 8
Broadway hit musical the uses ABBA hits to tell the comedic story of a teen’s search for her birth father on a Greek island paradise. 2 p.m. Wednesdays-Thursdays, Saturdays-Sundays; 7 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays. Sierra Repertory Theatre’s East Sonora Theatre, 13891 Mono Way. $25-$37. sierrarep.org.
“THE SECRET IN THE WINGS” ▪ March 9-10
Modesto High School student production. $7. 7:30 p.m., auditorium, 18 H St.
“BUG” ▪ Through March 18
horror play about the complicated and frightening nature of mental illness and how anyone living just on the edge can be pushed over with a gentle nudge. Center Stage Conservatory, 948 Eleventh St., Modesto.
“SHREK THE MUSICAL” ▪ March 9-18
Thomas Downey High School Performing Arts Department. 7 p.m. March 9-10, 7 p.m. March 16-17, 2 p.m. March 18. Downey High School Auditorium. $10-$12. www.showtix4u.com.
“HAIRSPRAY” ▪ March 16-25
The Modesto Junior College theater, music and dance departments present the musical. March 16-17, 22-24 at 7 p.m. and March 25 at 2 p.m. Auditorium of the Performing and Media Arts Center, 435 College Ave. $15 general, $12 students, seniors and children. 209-676-6776 or www.mjc.tix.com.
“THE ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO” ▪ March 16-25
LightBox Theatre Company. 7 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays. The Loft at Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock.
ALOFT GALLERY 209-533-2781
March 5 through April 1, “Journey Profoundly, Art in the Window,” by photographer Laurie Lehmann. Wednesdays-Sundays 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 167 S. Washington St. Sonora. www.aloftartgallery.com.
ART TIME & SIP WINE STUDIOS ▪ 209-777-0129
March 15, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. 920 16th St., Modesto.
BARKIN’ DOG GRILL ▪ 209-572-2341
March 15, 5-9 p.m. 940 11th St., Modesto.
CAROLYN HUFF PHOTOGRAPHY ▪ 209-918-6627
Through March 15, “Pen Women Presents!” with poetry readings during Third Thursday Art Walk March 15, 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 March 2, “Robert Stevenson’s On Narrative: Moving Forward, in Retrospect” with artist reception 5:30 p.m. March 15. 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
Through March 24, Young@Art. March 15, 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
March 15, 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.
DOUBLETREE BY HILTON MODESTO ▪ 209-526-6000
March 15, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. 1150 9th St., Modesto. modestoartwalk.com.
DOWNTOWN MODESTO ▪ 209-529-9303
March 15, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. modestoartwalk.com.
GUSTINE MUSEUM ▪ 209-854-6455
Gustine Museum Historical Society presents “All that Glitters! Glasses, Bottles, Jars and Collectables.” 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
March 17-22, Youth Art Month, Stanislaus County-wide celebration of national observance with high school student art from across the region, noon-2 p.m. March 17-18, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. March 19-22, awards 5:30-7:30 p.m. March 22. April 9-19, Celebration of the Humanities, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. with recepton April 12 5:30-7:30 p.m. Gallery hours: 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
March 15, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 1222 J St., Modesto. peerrecoveryartproject.org.
PRESERVATION COFFEE AND TEA ▪
March 15, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. 1030 J. St., Modesto. www.preservationcoffee.com.
RALSTON’S GOAT ▪ 209-549-9413
March 15, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. 1001 10th St., Modesteo. modestoartwalk.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.
STANISLAUS FAMILY JUSTICE CENTER ▪ 209-525-5130
March 15, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. 1418 J St., Modesto.
STILL SMOKING ▪ 209-574-0681
March 15, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. 1313 J St., Modesto.
TRESETTI’S WORLD CAFFE ▪ 209-572-2990
March 15, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. 927 11th 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.
“VALLEY FOCUS” ▪ Through March 18
Exhibit of regional photographers. Opening night reception and awards 5-8 p.m. Jan. 17.
“NATURAL WONDERS” ▪ Through April 22
Works by Penny Otwell & Monique Wales, in the Lobby Galleries.
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
19400 Tuolumne Road N., Tuolumne.
CHUKCHANSI GOLD ▪ 866-794-6946
711 Lucky Lane, Coarsegold.
“CINDERELLA” ▪ March 16
Special performance by Central West Ballet for the West Modesto Boys & Girls Club’s “Dreams Come True” event. Cocktails, 6 p.m., followed by dinner, ballet and auction. Greens on Tenth, 953 10th St. $100. 209-531-4500, 209-602-4119 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets available on Eventbrite: cinderellaforbgc.eventbrite.com.
FESTIVALS & FAIRS
SONORA CELTIC FAIRE ▪ March 9-11
The fair marks its 32nd year, celebrating the cultures of Ireland, Scotland, Cornwall, Wales and all Celtic nations. The event will feature jousting, live Celtic music, vendors and more. 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. March 9, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 10 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 11. Mother Lode Fairgrounds, 220 Southgate Drive, Sonora. $10-$25. 209-532-8375 or sonoracelticfaire.com.
MODESTO MARATHON EXPO ▪ March 10
Annual expo with vendor booths, information and more. Open to the public as well as racers in the annual Sutter Health Memorial Medical Center, which will be held March 11. Expo is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Modesto Centre Plaza, 1000 L St. Free. modestomarathon.com.
MOTHER LODE DAFFODIL SHOW ▪ March 10-11
Northern California Daffodil Society show features blooming daffodils outside and in the showroom with horticulture exhibits and artistic designs in judged show. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Ironstone Vineyards, 1894 Six Mile Road, Murphys. Free. www.daffodil.org.
MODESTO RECFEST ▪ March 17
Family-friendly recreation festival with guided and self-guided options including paddling, a youth fishing clinic, biking, trail running, nature walks, orienteering, disc golf and kite flying. Booths, live music. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuolumne River’s Gateway Park; registration at Beard Brook Park, South Morton Boulevard between 10th and 11th streets. Free.
MURPHYS IRISH DAY ▪ March 17
The historic Gold Rush town honors its Celtic heritage on St. Patrick’s Day this year with booths, art, food, wine, music, dance, jugglers and more. A bagpipe-led parade begins at 11 a.m. with the festival running 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Main Street, Murphys. visitmurphys.com.
CAMELLIA SHOW ▪ March 17-18
The 57th annual event will show off award-winning camellias in the private Gallo Camellia Gardens, which feature 1,000 of the blooming plants over a 1-mile stroll. Rare camellia plants of various sizes will be for sale on the patio. 2 to 5 p.m. March 17; 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 18. E.&J. Gallo Winery administration building, 600 Yosemite Blvd., Modesto. Free. 209-522-0147.
KNIGHTS FERRY CIVIL WAR DAYS ▪ March 17-18
The Civil War comes alive in Knights Ferry thanks to the American Civil War Association. Experience how life was for soldiers, women and children. Times to be confirmed. Knights Ferry Covered Bridge, 17968 Covered Bridge Road. Free. www.acwa.org.
LUCKY FEST 2018 ▪ March 18
This annual pub crawl in downtown Modesto features 25 pop-up St. Patrick’s Day-themed pubs for one day only. Live music and more. Modesto Centre Plaza, 1000 L St. Gates open at 6 p.m. $12, $20 express pass in advance, $20, $30 express at the door. luckyfestmodesto.com.
FRIDAY FLIX @ THE OPERA HALL ▪ Through May 18
Film series with interactive activities. March 16, “The Big Lebowski,” April 13, “Men in Black” and May 18, “Paint Your Wagon.” Sonora Opera Hall, 250 S Washington St. 6 p.m. $5. www.2ndsaturdayartnight.org.
FOOD & FUN
WARRIOR ATHLETICS CRAB FEED ▪ March 10
All-you-can-eat crab, salad, pasta and bread. Proceeds benefit Warrior Athletics Scholarship Fund. Ed & Bertha Fitzpatrick Arena, Stanislaus State, Turlock. 5:30-9 p.m. $65. WarriorAthletics.com/CrabFeed. 209-667-3016.
INITIATION OF NEW MEMBERS DINNER ▪ March 12
Modesto American Legion event. 6 p.m. Stanislaus Veterans Center, 3500 Coffee Road, Modesto. $10 adults, $5 age 7-12, free 1 and under. 888-291-0174.
AMERICAN LEGION BREAKFAST ▪ March 17
Modesto American Legion French Toast/Omelet Breakfast. 7-11 a.m. Stanislaus Veterans Center, 3500 Coffee Road, Modesto. $10 adults, $5 age 7-12, free 1 and under. 888-291-0174.
DINNER/DANCE ▪ March 17
Fraternal Order of Eagles annual corned beef and cabbage dinner followed by live entertainment by Elvis tribute artist Tony Freitas. Social hour 5:30 p.m., dinner 7, dancing and show 8 p.m. 126 Camelia Way, Modesto. $17. 209 602-2875.
LET THERE BE LIGHT ▪ March 17
Traditional Irish dinner, plus entertainment by Sincerely, a doo-wop a cappella vocal ensemble. Church of the 49ers, 11155 Jackson St., Columbia. $15 adults and youth, $5 children ages 6 to 12, free for age 5 and younger. Available at the door or by calling 209-532-6604. Fundraiser to install lighting in church sanctuary.
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.
SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY TOY TRAIN OPERATORS ▪ Ongoing
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.
SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY TOY TRAIN OPERATORS ▪ Ongoing
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.
ZUMBA GOLD EXERCISE ▪ Ongoing
Exercise to a Latin beat. Mondays and Thursdays, 9-10 a.m. Riverbank Community Center. For 18 and older $2 each session, payable to the instructor. 209-863-7150.
YOKUTS GROUP/SIERRA CLUB ▪ March 9
Kathi Joye will present a program on day hikes along Highway 108. 6:45 p.m. refreshments, 7 p.m. meeting. Fellowship Hall, College Avenue United Church of Christ. 209-300-4253
SHABBY CHIC SIGN DESIGN FUNDRAISER ▪ March 10
Gaslight Community Conservatory offeres afternoon of creative fun. 2 p.m. Denair Gaslight Community Conservatory, 3908 N Gratton Road. $45.
MOTHER LODE DAFFODIL SHOW ▪ March 10-11
STUDIO 49 FIBER ARTS GROUP ▪ March 10
Spinning, weaving, knitting, crocheting. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Clubhouse at Rambling Hills Estates, 23732 Parrotts Ferry Road, Columbia. mlwsguild.org.
SECOND SATURDAY TALK: “BLACK BART, THE SEARCH IS OVER” ▪ March 10
Wiley Joiner, co-author with Robert E. Jernigan, of the book “Black Bart, The Search Is Over,” will speak. 2 p.m. Free. McHenry Museu, 1402 I St., Modesto. 209-577-5366.
ROCK AND GEM SHOW ▪ March 10-11
53rd annual show with jewelry, art, beads, crystals, minerals, fossils, dinosaurs, displays, hands-on activities for kids, gold panning, speakers. Tethys Ocean Project display of sharks including Megladon, the largest shark to roam the seas. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Stanislaus County Fairgrounds, 900 N. Broadway, Turlock. $6 adults, free age 12 and under. www.turlockgemshow.com.
MOTHER LODE WEAVERS AND SPINNERS GUILD ▪ March 13
Master Weaver Barbara Walker will explain how to create one-of-a-kind greeting cards from hand-woven fabric. 10 a.m. Clubhouse at Rambling Hills Estates, 23732 Parrotts Ferry Road, Columbia. www.mlwsguild.org.
MAPS SCIENCE LECTURE ▪ March 16
Modesto Area Partners in Science presents “Is My Pill a Drug?” by Dr. Lori Silverstein, a former FDA regulatory agent. Free. 7:30 p.m. Modesto Junior College West Campus Sierra Hall, Room 132. 2201 Blue Gum Ave. https://modestoscience.wordpress.com/schedule.
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
Dances on Tuesdays. Live band, Rock’n Country, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesdays; doors open at 9. May 11, ’50s Dance, 6:30-10 p.m. $10. Modesto Senior Center, 211 Bodem St. Day: $5 members, $7 nonmembers. 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
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. 209-343-6292.
TURLOCK STEPPIN PARDS ▪ Wednesdays
Square dance club workshop nights. 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays. American Legion Hall, 75 Bothun Road, Turlock. 209-402-4822. 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 TO ARTISTS ▪ Through April 1
Carnegie Arts Center seeks entries for “Farm & Fields” exhibit, a juried, all media exhibition celebrating the variety and importance of agriculture in the Central Valley. By 5 p.m. April 1. www.carnegieartsturlock.org/call-for-entries.
CALL TO ARTISTS ▪ Through April 28
Artists can pre-register to show works in the “En Plein Aire/Tridimensionnel (3-D) Open Exposition” to be held later this year at Mistlin Gallery. Prospectus available at www.ccaagallery.org or at Mistlin Gallery, 1015 J St., Modesto, 209-529-3369.