Calendar: Events across the Modesto region

05/08/2014 12:00 AM

05/07/2014 10:35 AM

GALLO CENTER

FOR THE ARTS

MODESTO SYMPHONY

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.

MUSIC

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.

SPRING WINDS

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.

UKULELE ARTIST

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.

SOUDOUGH SLIM

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.

JIM ANDERSON

& THE REBELS• May 30

Live all-age concert. 5 p.m. Beard Park, 540 C St., Waterford. Free. (209) 874-2328.

JIM ANDERSON

& THE REBELS• June 7

Live all-age concert. 1 p.m. Modesto Junior College, West Campus, 2201 Blue Gum Ave. Free. 888- 746-9763.

JIM ANDERSON

& THE REBELS• June 14

Live all-age concert. 5 p.m. Eproson Park, Twain Harte. Free. (209) 586-4482.

GREAT VALLEY

SONGWRITER SERIES• June 20

Caroline Aiken. 7:30 p.m. Central Grace Community Church, 918 Sierra Drive, Modesto. $10 donation. (209) 524-5461.

THEATER

“A SECOND HELPING:

THE CHURCH

BASEMENT

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

WHOREHOUSE

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

“BECKY’S

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

“FIDDLER

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) .

JAMES GARNER’S

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

ART

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,

STANISLAUS,

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

CARNEGIE

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

CENTRAL CALIFORNIA

ART ASSOCIATION

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

CHARTREUSE MUSE

GALLERY

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.

GALLERY

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

MERCED MULTICULTURAL

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.

MERCED COUNTY

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.

OAKDALE COWBOY

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

PEER RECOVERY

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.

STANISLAUS CLERK-RECORDER

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.

CASINOS

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

JACKSON

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 .

COFFEEHOUSES

QUEEN BEAN

COFFEE HOUSE• (209) 521-8000

First Wednesdays, Filmmaker Social Club; Sundays, open mic. 1126 14th St., Modesto.

COMEDY

TURLOCK COMMUNITY

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

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

CENTRAL VALLEY

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

WATERFORD WESTERN

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.

CALAVERAS COUNTY

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.

OAKDALE CHOCOLATE

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.

SPRING

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

MEMORIAL DAY

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

ALL THINGS

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

AMERICAN GRAFFITI

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

FILM

“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

SIERRA RAILROAD

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.

HISTORY CENTER

BREAKFAST• Ongoing

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.

RIPON VFW

WEDNESDAY LUNCH• Ongoing

Hosted by VFW 1051 of Ripon. Chicken strips, burgers, fish or shrimp with fries. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Veterans of Foreign Wars - Ripon, 12455 W. Ripon Road. Small donation required. (209) 599-6815.

TURLOCK VFW

HAMBURGER NIGHTS• Ongoing

VFW Auxiliary weekly hamburger nights. 5-8 p.m. Fridays. Veterans of Foreign Wars-Turlock, 1405 E. Linwood Ave. $2-$6.50. (209) 668-9710.

LIVINGSTON VFW

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

MODESTO VFW

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.

MERCED CERTIFIED

FARMERS MARKET• Ongoing

8 a.m.-noon. Saturday. 19th and N Streets, Merced. (209) 667-2916.

FOE BREAKFAST• Ongoing

Hosted by Fraternal Order of Eagles. 8-11 a.m. First Sundays. Eagles Hall, 126 Camellia Way, Modesto. $6. (209) 577-2298.

STEAK NIGHT• Ongoing

Steak dinner, salad bar, no-host bar. Hosted by the Fraternal Order of Eagles. 5 p.m. social; 7 p.m. dinner. First Friday. Eagles Hall, 126 Camellia Way, Modesto. $12. (209) 577-2298.

LA GRANGE ODD FELLOWS

AND REBEKAH

BREAKFAST• Second Sundays

7 a.m.-1 p.m. La Grange IOOF Hall, Yosemite Avenue at Main Street. $6. (209) 853-2128.

MERCED CERTIFIED

FARMERS’ MARKET• May-December

8 a.m.-noon. Wednesdays. Promenade Shopping Center, Yosemite and Paulson, Merced. (209) 667-2916.

KNIGHTS FERRY

BREAKFAST• Ongoing

First Sunday of the month. Community type breakfast . 8 a.m.-noon. IOOF Hall, Main Street, Knights Ferry. $5.

TURLOCK SONS

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.

TWAIN HARTE

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.

OAKDALE FARMER’S

MARKET• June-October

5-8 p.m. Wednesdays. Downtown Oakdale, Third Avenue, Oakdale. Free. www.visitoakdale.com

ODDS & ENDS

CLASSIC AIRCRAFT

DISPLAYS• Ongoing

Antique aircraft display. Sponsored by the Commemorative Air Force. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Second Saturdays. Modesto City County Airport, 700 Tioga Drive, Hangar 1. (209) 526-5868. www.cafvalleysquadron.org

AIRCRAFT DISPLAY• Ongoing

9 a.m.-2 p.m. fourth Saturday. Turlock Municipal Airport, 13602 Newport Road, Turlock. (209) 620-6312.

AIRPLANE EXHIBIT• Ongoing

9 a.m.-4 p.m. Castle Air Museum, 5050 Santa Fe Drive, Atwater. $12 adults; $8 seniors; $5 youth 6-17; free age 5 and under. (209) 723-2178.

REO SPEECH TRAIN,

TOASTMASTERS• Ongoing

6:30 a.m. Wednesdays. Perko’s Cafe, 2120 Patterson Road, Riverbank. (209) 342-7358.

UKULELE PLAY

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• Ongoing

Toastmasters club Daybreakers 1388. 6:15-7:20 a.m. 2nd, 3rd and 4th Wednesdays. Denny’s, 1525 McHenry Ave., Modesto. www.toastmasters.org

YOUNG AT HEART

EXERCISE• Ongoing

The Healthy Aging Association offers group exercise classes for 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.

COOPERATIVE EXTENSION

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.

RAILTOWN NATIONAL

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.

RINA’S RUN

& 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

RAILTOWN

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

THE POETRY

ON SUNDAY SERIES• May 25

2 p.m. Carnegie Arts Center, 250 N. Broadway, Turlock. Free. (209) 632-5761.

Dance Clubs:

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.

RIVERBANK

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.

TURLOCK SENIOR

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.

MANTECA

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.

USA DANCE

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.

ESCALON

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.

TURLOCK

STEPPIN PARDS• Ongoing

Wednesdays, square dance club workshop nights. 7-9 p.m. American Legion Hall - Turlock, 75 Bothun Road. (209) 996-0844. www.facebook.com/turlock.steppinpards

SENIOR CITIZENS DANCE

AND POTLUCK• Ongoing

Potluck meal with prizes. 6 p.m. second Fridays; 1 p.m. fourth Sundays. Hughson Senior Center, 2307 Fourth St. $2 door; $8 membership. (209) 538-0362.

SKIRTS N’ FLIRTS

SQUARE DANCE CLUB• Ongoing

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

FRIDAY NIGHT

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.

MERCED SUNDAY

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.

FILM: “RAIDERS

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.

The State Theatre is at 1307 J St., Modesto. Call (209) 527-4697 or see www.thestate.org.

TALENT

STANISLAUS

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. modestoartmuseum@yahoo.com. www.modestoarchfest.com

FOR KIDS

PARA LOS NINOS

PROGRAM• Saturdays

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.

BACKYARD

BOOKWORMS• Ongoing

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.

SIERRA REP

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. education@sierrarep.org. 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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