Calendar: Events across the Modesto region
05/08/2014 12:00 AM
05/07/2014 10:35 AM
FOR THE ARTS
ORCHESTRA• May 9-10
Brahms’ Requiem May 9, 8 p.m.; May 10, 8 p.m. $15. (209) 338-2100. www.modestosymphony.org
MODESTO SYMPHONY YOUTH ORCHESTRA• May 10
Season finale concert. 3 p.m. $5-$10.
REBOZOS• May 11
Mother’s Day celebration with traditional ballet folklorico dances that reflect different Mexican cultural and musical styles. 3 p.m. $15-$25.
THE OAK RIDGE BOYS• May 12
7:30 p.m. $29-$79.
COLIN MOCHRIE AND BRAD SHERWOOD:
TWO MAN GROUP• May 31
Improv stars of the Emmy-nominated show, “Who’s Line Is It Anyway?” perform in an interactive event. 8 p.m. $24-$74.
“MEMPHIS”• May 16-18
From the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, a new Broadway musical bursting off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday; 1 and 7 p.m. Sunday. $39-$99.
RECORDANDO TRADICIONES• May 24
7 p.m. $10-$15.
DANCING & ROMANCING:
AN EVENING WITH GERSHWIN,
RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN• May 30
Modesto Symphony Orchestra presents Hollywood and Broadway combined in a night of song and dance inspired by the legendary Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. 8 p.m. $15-$89.
The Gallo Center for the Arts is located at 1000 I St., Modesto. Box office (209) 338-2100. www.galloarts.org.
THE MODESTO TRADITIONAL
JAZZ SOCIETY• Ongoing
May 18, Ted Shafer’s Jelly Roll Jazz Band; June 15, Smart Fellers; July 20, Fulton Street Jazz Band. Noon jam sets; 1 p.m. featured band. Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, 1612 Sisk Road, Modesto. $8-$12. (209) 524-3517.
MUSIC FESTIVAL• May 10-17
May 10, Aaron Tomte, Clarinet Festival and May 17, Kayte Maki, Flute Festival. Gottschalk Music Center, 133 Burney, Modesto. (209) 222-7467 or (209) 523-5326.
AMERICANA SHOWCASE• May 10
Performing: Keith Davis and Jason Winfree; Dr. Blue & Bad Medicine; Justin Quigley and Friends; and Bandits. Beer and wine concession, $6 tri-tip sandwiches. 6:30 p.m., doors open; 7:30 p.m., show starts Lower Level Studios, 948 11th St., Suite 1, Modesto. $5, all ages. (209) 648-1259.
CHORAL CONCERT• May 13
University Chamber singers and Concert Chorale. 7:30 p.m. California State University, Stanislaus, Snider Recital Hall, One University Circle, Turlock. (209) 667-3421.
VICTORIA VOX• May 15
Victoria Vox, Ukulele artist in concert, preceded by hour-long workshop. Workshop requires advance reservations. 5:30-6:30 p.m. workshop; 7 p.m. concert. Carnegie Arts Center, 250 N. Broadway, Turlock. $10-$15 concert; $10 workshop. (209) 632-5761.
JAZZ COMBOS CONCERT• May 16
Jazz Ensemble and combos. 7:30 p.m. California State University, Stanislaus, Snider Recital Hall, One University Circle, Turlock. (209) 667-3421.
AND THE SADDLE PALS• May 17
Western entertainer along with Cactus Bob and Prairie Flower. 7 p.m. doors; 8 p.m. show. West Side Theatre, 1331 Main St., Newman. $15-$18. (209) 862-4490.
ZYDECO DANCE PARTY• May 24
The BluesBox Bayou Band, with Zydeco dance lessons by Ted Sherrod. Dinner bar and hospitality available. 7-11 p.m. Eagles Hall, 126 Camellia Way, Modesto. $10.
& THE REBELS• May 30
Live all-age concert. 5 p.m. Beard Park, 540 C St., Waterford. Free. (209) 874-2328.
& THE REBELS• June 7
Live all-age concert. 1 p.m. Modesto Junior College, West Campus, 2201 Blue Gum Ave. Free. 888- 746-9763.
& THE REBELS• June 14
Live all-age concert. 5 p.m. Eproson Park, Twain Harte. Free. (209) 586-4482.
SONGWRITER SERIES• June 20
Caroline Aiken. 7:30 p.m. Central Grace Community Church, 918 Sierra Drive, Modesto. $10 donation. (209) 524-5461.
“A SECOND HELPING:
LADIES SEQUEL”• Through June 8
Picks up the story in 1969 as Vietnam War protests swell and women demand equal pay for equal work. The finely tuned ladies running the church basement kitchen face changes of their own. Fallon House Theatre, 11175 Washington St., Columbia. (209) 532-3120.
“THE BEST LITTLE
IN TEXAS”• Through May 18
Based on the real story of the infamous Chicken Ranch in Le Grange, Texas, the musical with a country-western feel was a popular Broadway hit and movie musical. Playhouse Merced’s Black Box Theatre, 503 W. Main St., Merced. (209) 725-8587. www.playhousemerced.com
“THE FRONT PAGE”• Through May 18
Comedy about tabloid newspaper reporters on the police beat, written by former Chicago reporters Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur. 8 p.m. May 9-10, 15-17; 2 p.m. May 4, 11, 18. Prospect Theater Project, 520 Scenic Drive, Modesto. (209) 549-9341. prospecttheatreproject.org
NEW CAR”• Through June 1
Becky Foster is caught in middle age, middle management and in a middling marriage. One night a socially inept and grief-struck millionaire stumbles into the car dealership where Becky works and she is offered nothing short of a new life. Stage 3 Theatre, 208 S. Green St., Sonora. (209) 536-1778. www.stage3.org
ON THE ROOF JR.”• May 15-16
Whitmore Charter High School Presents "Fiddler on the Roof," a part of The Broadway Junior Collection. 6:30 p.m. Whitmore Charter School, 3435 Don Pedro Road, Ceres. $10 adults; $7 students; $5 children 5 and under. (209) .
TRIBUTE TO JOHNNY CASH• May 17
The Art Kamangar Center at the Merced Theater presents James Garner’s Tribute to Johnny Cash. 8 p.m. Merced Theatre, 301 W. Main St., Merced. $20. (209) 381-0500. www.mercedtheater.org
“NOISES OFF”• June 6-15
The classic play-within-a-play comedy. Rated T for teens 13 and over. 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Playhouse Merced’s Black Box Theatre, 503 W. Main St., Merced. $10-$22. (209) 725-8587. www.playhousemerced.com
“TWELFTH NIGHT”• June 13-July 19
A play by William Shakespeare. A love story with comedic undertones. Call for times. Black Bart Playhouse, 580 Algiers St., Murphys. (209) 728-8422. www.murphyscreektheatre.org
BARKIN’ DOG GRILL• (209) 572-2341
May 15, Third Thursday Art Walk. 5-9 p.m. 940 11th St., Modesto.
C’EST JOLI• (209) 324-7111
May 15, Third Thursday Art Walk; Ongoing art by Brad and Nancy Hawn. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. 920 13th St., Modesto.
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY,
GALLERY• (209) 667-3186
Through June 2, BFA/BA Graduating Senior Exhibition. Gallery hours: Noon-4 p.m. Monday-Friday; 6-9 p.m. Thursdays. 1 University Center, Turlock. Free. www.csustan.edu
ARTS CENTER• (209) 632-5761
Through May 11, Central California Art Showcase; May 24-Aug. 17, The Carnegie Rocks; Sundays, poetry. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays. 250 N. Broadway, Turlock. $5 General, $4 Members, Children 12 and under free.. www.carnegieartsturlock.org
AND MISTLIN GALLERY• (209) 529-3369
May 15, Third Thursday Art Walk; through May 11, Central California Art Showcase. May 13-July 12, “Graffiti Show,” “Member Show” and “Faces of Clay”. Gallery hours: 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Friday; noon-4 p.m. Saturday. 1015 J St., Modesto. Free. www.ccartassn.org
AND ART SCHOOL• (209) 522-0935
May 15, Third Thursday Art Walk. Through June, “It’s Raining Cats and Dogs.” Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. 918 10th St., Modesto. www.thechartreusemuse.com
CROW TRADING CO.• (209) 579-2173
May 15, Third Thursday Art Walk. Show: 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
May 15, Third Thursday Art Walk. 5-9 p.m.
FIRST STREET FRAME CO.• (209) 667-7332
Ongoing, paintings and photographs. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; By appointment, Sunday. 226 N. First St., Turlock. www.firststreetgalleries.com
GALLERY 909• (209) 667-3959
May 15, Third Thursday Art Walk. Ongoing, art by California State University, Stanislaus, students. 909 Tenth St., Modesto.
CALAVERAS• (209) 754-1774
Through June 21, ““My Favorite Spring” exhibit. Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 22 Main St., San Andreas. www.calaverasarts.org
ARTS CENTER• (209) 388-1090
Through July 11: 8th annual California Centered Printmaking Exhibition. Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Friday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 645 West Main St.
COURTHOUSE MUSEUM• (209) 723-2401
Through May 31, “The Way We Worked” Smithsonian traveling exhibit. Exhibit Hours: 1-4 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. 21st and N streets, Merced.
MUSEUM• (209) 847-5263
Through Feb. 2015, “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
ARTS PROJECT• (209) 581-1695
May 15, 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•
May 15, Third Thursday Art Walk. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m.-3 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.
OFFICE• (209) 869-4804
Through June. 1, Jim Christiansen and Anthony Pooler. Exhibit hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. 1021 I St., Modesto. Free.
TREWIN FRAMERY• (209) 818-6004
Ongoing, Rodney Lough Jr., Tom Pickurel, Chella, Edward Mendes. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. 5170 Pentecost Drive, Suite 1, Modesto.
UNIQUE BOUTIQUES• (209) 523-3000
Ongoing, 10 local artists. Exhibit hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. 4459 Spyres Way, Modesto.
CHICKEN RANCH• (800) 752-4646
16929 Chicken Ranch Road, Jamestown. (209) 984-4806. www.chickenranchcasino.com/
THUNDER VALLEY• (877) 468-8777
June 7, Rick Springfield, Loverboy & Eddie Money. 1200 Athens Ave., Lincoln. www.thundervalleycasino.com
CHUKCHANSI GOLD• (866) 794-6946
May 9, Hot Summer Night, Dean Colley’s tribute to Neil Diamond. 711 Lucky Lane, Coarsegold. www.chukchansigold.com
RANCHERIA• (800) 822-9466
12222 New York Ranch Road, Jackson. www.jacksoncasino.com
RED HAWK CASINO• (888) 573-3495
May 9, Radio; May 10, The Spazmatics. 1 Red Hawk Parkway, Placerville. www.redhawkcasino.com
CACHE CREEK• (800) 772-2243
May 9, Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán; May 10, Comedian Ron White. 14455 Highway 16, Brooks. www.cachecreek.com
BLACK OAK CASINO• (877) 747-8777
May 9, Nunchuck Taylor; May 10, Chris Gardner Band; May 15, Comedy Showcase; May 16, Sons of the San Joaquin Western Stars; May 17, Spazmatics; May 22, The Hot Dark; May 23, Journey Revisited; May 24, Roy Rogers and the Delta Rhythm Kings; May 29, Willie Tyler and Lester, comedy; May 30-31, Busta Groove. 19400 Tuolumne Road North, Tuolumne .
COFFEE HOUSE• (209) 521-8000
First Wednesdays, Filmmaker Social Club; Sundays, open mic. 1126 14th St., Modesto.
THEATRE• (209) 668-1169
May 17, famed stand-up comedian Don Rickles performs. For mature audiences. 7:30 p.m. Turlock Community Theatre, 1574 E. Canal Drive, Turlock. $69-$129. www.turlocktheatre.org
DANCE CONCERT• May 16-17
Directed by Kitsy Olson. 8 p.m. California State University, Stanislaus, Mainstage Theatre, 1 University Circle, Turlock. (209) 667-3959. www.csustan.edu/soa
FESTIVALS & FAIRS
BREWFEST• May 10
Brewfest featuring more than 100 beers to sample and art from Modesto’s Peer Recovery Art Project. 21 and older event. 1-5 p.m. Stanislaus County Fairgrounds, 900 N. Broadway, Turlock. $30 advanced; $35 door. (209) 614-8148. www.cvbrewfest.com
HERITAGE DAY• May 10
Waterford celebrates 157 year history with antique and collectible row, art and craft street, car show, antique engines and motors, food and drinks. Bands play on stage. Kids bounce, train rides, face painting and kids activity zone. 10 a.m. parade; 11 a.m. bands. Downtown Waterford, Waterford. (209) 874-1028 or (209) 404-7916.
JUMPING FROG JUBILEE• May 15-18
Annual jumping frog competition and county fair with food, exhibits, bronco and bull riding, entertainment, livestock, arena events, vendor booths and more. 8 a.m.-10 p.m. daily. Calaveras County Fairgrounds, 2465 Gun Club Road, Angels Camp. $8-$12. www.frogtown.org
FAMILY CYCLING FESTIVAL
AND CRITERIUM• May 17
Cycling events featuring stunt shows, racing, obstacle courses. Other activities include bounce houses, rock climbing wall, face painting. Criterium races will run 6 a.m.-4 p.m. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Downtown Modesto Free admission. (209) 606-6414.
FESTIVAL• May 17-18
22nd annual festival with arts and crafts, Chocolate Avenue, food, kids activities, vendors and live entertainment. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Wood Park, Highways 120 and 108, Oakdale. $4 through May 15, $6 after; free for ages 12 and under. www.oakdalechamber.com
CAFE SHALOM• May 18
Jewish food, bake shop, cultural arts, craft fair, dance and music. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Congregation Beth Shalom, 1705 Sherwood Ave., Modesto. Free admission; brunch tickets $10 advance; $12 door. (209) 571-6060.
PEDDLERS FAIRE• May 24-25
Antiques, collectibles, handcrafted items, food. Homemade food items, Lion’s Club all-you can eat pancake breakfast from 8-11 a.m. for $6. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Downtown Arnold Free admission. www.gocalaveras.com
COMMEMORATION• May 25
All-day Memorial Day celebration featuring 5k walk/run, Welcome Home Heroes Traveling Tribute, car show, Kids Energy Zone, fly-overs and aircraft landings, live entertainment, police and safety team demonstrations, fireworks show. 8 a.m. Woodward Park, 710 E. Woodward Road, Manteca. Free. www.thememorialweekend.org
MUIR FESTIVAL• May 30-31
5th annual John Muir festival featuring speakers, activities, silent auction and wine tasting. 5 p.m. May 30; 10 a.m. May 31. Lake McClure Horseshoe Bend Recreation Area, Highway 132. (209) 878-3501. http://johnmuir.us/jmgc-events
PICK AND GATHER
FESITVAL• May 31-June 1
Organic farm festival featuring U-pick berries and cherries, music, art, food and farm tours. 10 a.m.-dusk. Riverdance Farms, 12230 Livingston-Cressey Road, Livingston. $2-$10. (209) 761-0081.
16TH ANNUAL MODESTO
CAR SHOW AND FESTIVAL• June 6-8
North Modesto Kiwanis Club sponsor annual American Graffiti Car Show and Festival. Parade on June 6. 7 p.m. June 6; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. June 7; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 8. Modesto Junior College, West Campus, 2201 Blue Gum Ave. $7; June 6 parade free. 888- 746-9763. www.northmodestokiwanis.org
“RETURN TO BALANCE”• Ongoing
See Yosemite from a rock-climber’s perspective in this award-winning documentary. 7 p.m. nightly. Yosemite Theater, Behind the Visitors Center, Yosemite Valley. $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 4–12. (209) 379-2317.
FOOD & FUN
DINNER TRAIN• Ongoing
Murder Mystery Trains, Sunset Dinner and Wild West trains, Sunday brunch trains. May 31, Oakdale Beer Train featuring 2 - 4 different breweries and a live bands. Food available for purchase. 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. 7:30-11 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. 5-7 p.m. Fridays. Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall-Modesto, 2801 W. Hatch Road. Small donation. (209) 537-3360.
Presented by Northern Mariposa County History Center. Eggs, ham or sausage, all-you-can-eat pancakes and fresh fruit. 8-11 a.m. second Sundays. Coulterville School House, Broadway and Cemetery. $5 adults; $3 children.
RIPON VFW FRIDAY
NIGHT DINNERS• Ongoing
Hosted by Ripon VFW Post 1051. 5:30-7 p.m. Fridays. Veterans of Foreign Wars - Ripon, 12455 W. Ripon Road. Small donation required. (209) 599-6815.
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 - Ripon, 12455 W. Ripon Road. Small donation required. (209) 599-6815.
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.
HAMBURGER NIGHTS• Ongoing
Livingston VFW monthly Hamburger night. 5-7 p.m. Last Thursday of each month. Livingston Veterans Memorial Hall, 1605 Seventh St. $2-$4.50. (209) 394-2059. www.vfwlivingston.com
HAMBURGER NIGHTS• Ongoing
VFW Auxiliary weekly hamburger nights. Hamburgers, cheeseburgers, fries. 4-8 p.m. Fridays. Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall-Modesto, 2801 W. Hatch Road. $6-$7. (209) 668-9710.
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.
LA GRANGE ODD FELLOWS
BREAKFAST• Second Sundays
7 a.m.-1 p.m. La Grange IOOF Hall, Yosemite Avenue at Main Street. $6. (209) 853-2128.
FARMERS’ MARKET• May-December
8 a.m.-noon. Wednesdays. Promenade Shopping Center, Yosemite and Paulson, Merced. (209) 667-2916.
First Sunday of the month. Community type breakfast . 8 a.m.-noon. IOOF Hall, Main Street, Knights Ferry. $5.
IN RETIREMENT• Ongoing
Monthly luncheon. 11:15 a.m. third Wednesday. Denair Community Center , 3850 N. Gratton Road, Denair. (209) 632-0011. www.sirinc.org
OPEN AIR MARKET• Ongoing
First Saturday of every month. Noon-5 p.m. The Yogurt Station, 1214 W. F St., Oakdale. Free. (209) 845-8113.
PRAYER CIRCLE POTLUCK• Ongoing
Mondays, weekly potluck gathering. 5-7 p.m. Unity Church, 2467 Veneman Ave., Modesto. Free. (209) 634-8059.
MODESTO CERTIFIED FARMERS MARKET• Through Dec. 20
Local farm produce vendors and more. 8 a.m-1 p.m. Thursdays, Saturdays. 16th Street, between H and I Streets, Modesto.
PATTERSON CERTIFIED FARMERS MARKET• May-October
4-8 p.m. Wednesdays. True Value Shopping Center, Corner of Ward Avenue and Las Palmas, Patterson.
TURLOCK CERTIFIED FARMERS MARKET• Through Oct. 24
Downtown Turlock Certified market. Three night markets will be held 5-8 p.m., June 13, Sept. 5 and Oct. 24. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays. Main Street & Broadway (209) 225.
MOTHERS’ DAY BRUNCH• May 10
Mothers’ Day Brunch at the Mansion. 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. McHenry Mansion, 906 15th St., Modesto. $30; reservations required. (209) 869-1900.
WHAT A WONDERFUL
WORLD• May 10
Soroptimist International of Modesto’s 26th annual fundraiser. Lunch, entertainment by MJC performing arts student, silent auction, prize drawings. Attendees are encouraged to wear an original hat emphasizing different countries of the world. Prize for most original hat. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Charity Ballroom, 645 Charity Way, Modesto. $35 advance ticket sales only. (209) 577-0890.
NIGHT AT THE BOWL• May 29
Fourth annual event featuring live entertainment, tastings from area wineries and restaurants, selection of premium beers. Proceeds benefit Moband and the City of Modesto’s Parks and Recreation and Neighborhoods Department. 5:30-9 p.m. Graceada Park, Sycamore and Needham streets, Modesto. $35. (209) 571-5582.
EVENING ON THE BAYOU
GALA• May 31
Community Hospice Foundation annual gala. Live music, dinner, hosted bar and dancing. All proceeds benefit patients and families of Community Hospice. Location provided with ticket purchase. 5 p.m. cocktails; 7 p.m. dinner Private home $150 per person. (209) 578-6370.
A LA CARTE• May 31
Wine tasting and food offerings from local food purveyors. Raffles, silent auction and live auction. Cost includes commemorative wine glass. 5-7 p.m. Downtown Twain Harte $35. (209) 928-1616.
5-8 p.m. Wednesdays. Downtown Oakdale, Third Avenue, Oakdale. Free. www.visitoakdale.com
ODDS & ENDS
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,
6:30 a.m. Wednesdays. Perko’s Cafe, 2120 Patterson Road, Riverbank. (209) 342-7358.
AND SING-ALONG• Ongoing
Funstrummers ukulele lessons. 5 p.m. beginners, 6 p.m. play-along Tuesdays. Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1600 Carver Road, Modesto. Donation. (209) 505-3216.
CAMELLIA SOCIETY• Second Sundays
Second Sundays through mid-May. 1:30 p.m. Fellowship Hall, 1341 College Ave., Modesto. (209) 522-0147 or (209) 576-0831.
SWEAT SENIOR FITNESS• Ongoing
Aerobics, strength and step classes. Monday-Friday. Centenary Methodist Church, 1911 Toyon Ave. $1-$2 donation. (209) 988-5655. www.centenarychurch.net
TURLOCK UKE JAMZ• Ongoing
Ukulele group open to all ages and skill levels. Other acoustic instruments welcome. Download and print out the song list online. 10:30 a.m. Second Saturdays. Carnegie Arts Center, 250 N. Broadway, Turlock. Free; donations accepted. www.turlockukejamz.org
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
The Healthy Aging Association offers group exercise classes for 60 years and better. Classes range from strength training, aerobics or Tai Chi. Call for information on class location and times. Healthy Aging Association, 121 Downey Ave. Ste. 102. Free. (209) 523-2800.
WRITING TO GET
PUBLISHED• Through May 31
Open to students of all ages. Sign up via phone or at the library. 2-3:30 p.m. Groveland Museum and Library, 18990 Main Street (Hwy 120), Groveland. Free. (209) 962-6144. www.tuolcolib.org
CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION• May 10
UC Cooperative Extension’s Centennial Celebration featuring live music, car show, farmers market, kids zone with petting zoo, arts and crafts vendors, chef demonstration. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Stanislaus County Ag Center, 3800 Cornucopia Way, Modesto. Free. (209) 525-6800.
CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION• May 10
Centennial celebration of the UC Cooperative Extension. Live music, car show, farmers market and kids zone with petting zoo. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Agricultural Center, 3800 Cornucopia Way. Free. (209) 525-6800.
TRAIN DAY• May 10
Seventh annual National Train Day. Celebrate American railroading, trains and train travel. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Railtown 1897, State Historic Park, Jamestown. $5, adults; $3, youths 6-17; and children 5 and under, free. (209) 984-4622. www.parks.ca.gov/capitaldistrict
“RIDE FOR MOM”
CYCLING EVENT• May 10
Bicycle courses for 10-100 mile rides. Pre-event check-in will take place on Friday, May 9, 4 p..m to 7 p.m. 7:30 a.m. Johansen High School, 641 Norseman Drive, Modesto.
& HEALTH FAIR• May 10
Rina’s Run is an annual Half-Marathon and 5K Run/Walk, with vendor fair. The event raises awareness and funding for the Ripon High Stadium Project. Event in honor of Rina Brochini. 6-11 a.m. Ripon High School, 301 N. Acacia Ave., Ripon. (209) 599-6861. www.rinasrun.com
MOTHER’S DAY• May 11
Take a ride on the “Movie Star Locomotive” Sierra No. 3 and treat mom to a 6-mile, 45-minute ride through historic Gold Country. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Railtown, Jamestown. $15, adults; $8, youths 6-17; and kids 5 and under, free/. (209) 984-4622. www.parks.ca.gov/capitaldistrict
BABY ANIMAL SHOWER• May 17
The baby animal shower will be at the Wildlife Center inside Fox Grove Fishing Access, located at 1220 Geer Road, Hughson. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center, Fox Grove Fishing Access, Hughson. (209) 648-9271. www.stanislauswildlife.org
GARDEN TOURS• May 17
Sponsored by Saddle Creek Garden Club. Four gardens represent the creativity of owners and reflect the challenge to design and create gardens of varying sizes into unique, eye appealing designs. 50/50 raffle. 1-4 p.m. Various locations in Copperopolis $10. (209) 785-9692.
AILEEN JAFFA YOUNG
POETS CONTEST• May 17
Annual poets contest awards ceremony. Stanislaus County Library, 1500 I St., Modesto. (209) 543-1776.
MCHENRY MUSEUM• May 18
Poets Corner Contest winning entries recital. 1 p.m. McHenry Museum, 1402 I St., Modesto. Free. (209) 236-1333. www.modestoartmuseum.org
ON SUNDAY SERIES• May 25
2 p.m. Carnegie Arts Center, 250 N. Broadway, Turlock. Free. (209) 632-5761.
TANGO DANCE CLUB• Ongoing
Modesto Tango social dance and practice. 7-9 p.m. Mondays. Jacob’s Fine Dining , 2501 McHenry Ave., Modesto. (209) 522-1571.
GOLDEN AGERS• Ongoing
Wednesdays, dancing and socializing. Different themes monthly. 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Riverbank Community Center, 3600 Santa Fe St. $4 members; $6 nonmembers; $12 annual membership. (209) 534-7663.
CENTER DANCE• Ongoing
7:30-10 p.m., Wednesdays. Turlock Senior Center, 1191 Cahill.
FOREVER YOUNG DANCE CLUB• Ongoing
The Forever Young Senior Dance Club meets every Tuesday morning and the second Friday of each month for an evening dance. First-time guests are free. 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesdays; 7-10 p.m. second Friday night each month. Modesto Senior Center, 211 Bodem St. Day: $4 members, $6 nonmembers; Night: $5 and $7. (209) 534-7663.
SENIOR DANCE• Ongoing
Rock ’n’ Country Band. 1-4 p.m. Second and fourth Sundays. Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane. $4. (209) 825-0116.
BALLROOM DANCING• Ongoing
Second Saturdays, 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.
SENIOR DANCE• Third Sunday
Featuring rock ‘n’ country band. 1-4 p.m. Escalon Community Center, 1055 Escalon Bellota Road, Escalon. $4. (209) 534-7663.
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
Workshop is open to singles, couples and children ages 10 and up. Dance will be held on the third Saturday of the month. 7 p.m. Oakdale Grange Hall , Lambuth and F streets, Oakdale. (209) 477-4756. www.singleskirtsnflirts.ccsda.org
FOLK DANCING• Ongoing
7:30 p.m., beginners lesson; 8 p.m., intermediate lesson, 8:30 p.m., mixed dance. Carnegie Arts Center, 250 N. Broadway, Turlock. $7 adult, free children and students. (209) 480-0387.
SOCIAL DANCE• Fourth Sundays
Sunday dances featuring waltz, Latin, swing, polka and foxtrot. Refreshments available. 2-5 p.m. Merced Community Center Ballroom, 755 W 15th St. $8. (209) 723-0839.
THE STATE THEATRE
FILM: “THE GALAPAGOS AFFAIR:
SATAN CAME TO EDEN”• Through May 11
Documentary portrait of a 1930s murder mystery as strange and alluring as the famous archipelago itself.
FILM: THE GRAND
BUDAPEST HOTEL• Through May 10
Wes Anderson’s new epic comedy, The Grand Budapest Hotel, recounts the adventures of Gustave H., a legendary concierge at a famous hotel set in the fictional Eastern European republic of Zubrowka in the 1930s; Rated R, not suitable for all audiences. May 9, Noon; May 10, 9 p.m. $10; Matinees before 6 p.m., $8. (209) 527-4697.
ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL• May 9
Famed western-swing, boogie, and roots-music outfit. 7 p.m. doors; 8 p.m. show. $28-$38.
FILM: “TATTOO NATION”• May 10
Film focus is body art, a cultural phenomenon that has enjoyed a new resurgence. A special screening in conjunction with the beginning of Modesto Design Week. 6 p.m. doors; 7 p.m. film. $8.
FILM: “FINDING VIVIAN MAIER”• May 10-22
Documentary depicting the life of one of the 20th century’s greatest street photographers, who spent her life as a career nanny, secretly taking more than 100,000 photographs.
OF THE LOST ARK”• May 15
Presented by the Anthropology and Geology departments at Modesto Junior College. 6 p.m. doors; 7 p.m. film. $10.
PAULA POUNDSTONE• May 16
One of Comedy Central’s 100 Greatest Stand-Ups Of All Time and the first woman to win the cable ACE for Best Standup Comedy Special. 7 p.m. doors; 8 p.m. show. $34-$42.
FILM: SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS• May 17
The State Theatre presents: The CareMore Senior Film Series Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954). May 17, 10:30 a.m. $8. (209) 527-4697. www.thestate.org
“SAVING DAUGHTERS”• May 17
Dheeyan Marjanian’s, “Saving Daughters,” A Punjabi play targeting femal foeticide. This play is about the abortion of Girl-Child, which is one of the top five problems in India. Saturday, 7:30 p.m. $15, Balcony; Rows A-F, $100; Rows G-Q, $50. (209) 527-4697. www.thestate.org
FILM: “ROMAN HOLIDAY”• May 18
A runaway princess in Rome finds love with a reporter who knows her true identity. Stars Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck. A Modesto Film Society presentation. 2 p.m.
STRUNZ & FARAH• May 23
Grammy-nominated, Billboard chart-topping acoustic guitar duo. 7 p.m. doors; 8 p.m. show. $24-$35.
IT’S A BEAUTIFUL DAY• May 24
Music featuring an almost folksy sound to ethereal jazz to psychedelic to straight on rock ‘n’ roll. 7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show. $20.
FILM: “OUT OF AFRICA”• May 25
Modesto Film Society Cinema Club presentation. 2 p.m.
FILM: “AMERICAN GRAFFITI• May 31
5:30 p.m. doors; 6:30 p.m. film. $3.
COMMUNITY BAND• Ongoing
A college-community concert band 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) 667-2421.
CALL FOR ARCHITECTURAL
MOVIE ENTRIES• Through June 3
7th annual Modesto International Architecture Festival seeks entries of short movies 3-25 minutes about architectures, architects, landscape, public art and urban design. Only one entry per person. Three awards will be given. All entries must be online. No DVDs. firstname.lastname@example.org. www.modestoarchfest.com
PARA LOS NINOS
Every Saturday morning, bilingual stories, Songs and Rhymes for Preschoolers and their families. Presented by the Cesar Chavez Committee. 10-11 a.m. Los Banos Library, 1312 7th St. Free. (209) 826-5254.
Nature-themed story and activity hour. 10 a.m., first and third Fridays. Great Valley Museum, 1100 Stoddard Ave., Modesto. Free. (209) 575-6196.
ANIMAL TALK• Ongoing
Fourth Fridays of the month. 10 a.m. Great Valley Museum, 1100 Stoddard Ave., Modesto. (209) 575-6196.
PRESCHOOL STORY TIME• Ongoing
Stories and songs for ages 3-6. Storytime is followed by “Stay and Play, Play and Learn.” 10 a.m. Salida Branch Library, 4835 Sisk Road. (209) 543-7315.
WIGGLE WORMS• Ongoing
Wednesdays, stories and songs for children under 3. 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Salida Branch Library, 4835 Sisk Road. (209) 543-7315.
SUMMER WORKSHOPS• July 12-Aug. 8
Summer camp: July 14-16 Ages 4-6; July 21-25 Ages 7-9; July 28-Aug. 8 Ages 10 & Up. Sierra Repertory Theatre, 11175 Washington St., Sonora. $98. email@example.com. www.sierrarep.org
DANCE CLASSES• Ongoing
Ballet, tap, jazz and Mommy & Me classes for all ages. Central West Ballet, 5039 Pentecost, Modesto. $10 per class. (209) 576-8957. www.centralwestballet.org
SUMMER STORY TIME
AND ART ACTIVITY
SERIES• May 22-June 26
May 22, Mark Twain; June 26, barns and farming. Activities for preschoolers and parents. 10-11 a.m. Angels Camp Museum, 753 South Main St., Angels Camp. Free. (209) 736-2963. www.angelscamp.gov
KIDS’ FISH, SWIM
AND PLAY DAY• May 17
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. San Luis Reservior, 31426 Gonzaga Road, Gustine. $10 per vehicle. (209) 827-5353. www.parks.ca.gov
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