Calendar: Events across the Modesto region

07/24/2014 10:22 AM

07/24/2014 10:24 AM

GALLO CENTER

FOR THE ARTS

“PETER PAN”• Through July 27

Presented by YES Company. 7:30 p.m. July 25; 3 p.m. July 26-27. Gallo Center for the Arts, 1000 I St., Modesto. $12-$45. (209) 338-2100. www.galloarts.org

KIDZ BOB KIDS• July 25

Kidz Bop “Dream Big, Sing Loud” tour. Package price includes a meet-and-greet and photo opportunity after the show. 7 p.m. $45 VIP package.

STYX• July 30

Classic rock band featuring Tommy Shaw, James “JY” Young, Lawrence Gowan, Todd Sucherman and Ricky Phillis. 7:30 p.m. $49-$99.

BALLET FOLKLORICO DE MEXICO• Aug. 7

7:30 p.m. $29-$59.

KC AND THE SUNSHINE BAND• Aug. 9

Fusion of R&B and funk, with a hint of a Latin percussion groove. 8 p.m. $39-$89.

“SOUTH PACIFIC”• Aug. 9-17

Musical based on James A. Michener’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 1947 book “Tales of the South Pacific.” Presented by the Modesto Performing Arts. 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. $19-$34.

MONTGOMERY GENTRY• Aug. 14

Country music superstar duo featuring two Kentucky boys, Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry. 7:30 p.m. $39-$89.

AN EVENING WITH WOZ• Aug. 16

Apple Computer co-founder Steve Wozniak in a benefit for Stanislaus County Office of Education’s Destination Graduation initiative. 7:30 p.m. $34-$64.

VALLEY’S GOT TALENT• Aug. 29-30

Fifth annual local talent show. Friday evening’s performance is the audience voting show. Winners are announced after the Saturday finals performance. 7 p.m. $10-$25.

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

Aug. 17, Hot City Five; Sept. 21, Crescent Katz. Noon jam sets; 1 p.m. featured band. Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, 1612 Sisk Road, Modesto. $8-$12. (209) 524-3517.

MARK LEMAIRE

AND TWILIGHT• July 25

Part of the Friday Music in the Plaza summer series. 7-9 p.m. Tenth Street Plaza, Tenth and J streets, Modesto. Free.

REMEDY• July 25

Bring lawn chairs and a picnic. No glass bottles allowed in park. Part of the Oakdale’s Concerts in the Park series. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Dorada Park , West A and Second streets , Oakdale. Free.

FOLK CONCERT• July 26

Chris Webster and Nina Gerber, with special guest Jill Warren. Outdoor seating, bring low chair or blanket. Dinner, wine and snacks available to purchase. Attendees may bring a picnic, no outside alcohol may be brought in. 6:30 p.m. doors; 7:45 p.m. concert. Twisted Oak Winery, 4280 Red Hill Road, Vallecito. $20 advance; $25 gate; $10 children 12 and under. (209) 736-9080.

“JUST SAY NO”

BATTLE OF THE BANDS• July 27

Drug awareness event featuring local bands, food, prizes. Recommended for ages 10-18. 4:30-8:30 p.m. Elks Lodge-Modesto, 645 Charity Way. Free. (209) 524-4421 ext. 101.

LOS LONELY BOYS

AND KENNY WAYNE SHEPARD• July 28

7:30 p.m. Bob Hope Theatre, 242 E. Main St., Stockton. (209) 373-1400.

THE LEMON HAMMER• July 30

Adaptations blues and rock. Part of the Music in the Parks Calaveras Arts Council concert series. 6:30-8 p.m. Mountain Ranch Park, Mountain Road and Whiskey Slide Road. Free.

CHRIS YOUNG• Aug. 1

Country music star. Bob Hope Theatre, 242 E. Main St., Stockton.

OAKDALE COMMUNITY BAND• Aug. 1

Bring lawn chairs and a picnic. No glass bottles allowed in park. Part of the Oakdale’s Concerts in the Park series. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Dorada Park , West A and Second streets , Oakdale. Free.

PLAN B• Aug. 1

Music by the Plan B and dinner food by Sierra Hills Market available to purchase. Part of the First Fridays in the Park concert series. 5:30-8 p.m. Murphys Community Park, 505 Algiers St., Murphys. Free. (209) 728-8183.

JAZZ CONCERT• Aug. 3

All-star combo featuring Tyler Combs, vibes and Krista White on piano. Also featuring Jim Anderson, Taylor Rose and Rod Harris. 7 p.m. Gypsy Shack, 18145 Main St., Jamestown. $5 recommended donation.

PIPP GILLETTE• Aug. 6

Cowboy minstrel. Part of the Music in the Parks Calaveras Arts Council concert series. 6:30-8 p.m. Turner Park , Treat Avenue, San Andreas. Free.

JOSH ROSENBLUM, EVERYTHING

ATLAS AND GREAT WEST• Aug. 8

7 p.m. doors; 8 p.m. show. West Side Theatre, 1331 Main St., Newman. $10. (209) 862-4490.

STRANGE BREW• Aug. 8

Bring lawn chairs and a picnic. No glass bottles allowed in park. Part of the Oakdale’s Concerts in the Park series. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Dorada Park , West A and Second streets , Oakdale. Free.

THE CARTEL BAND• Aug. 8

Part of the Friday Music in the Plaza summer series. 7-9 p.m. Tenth Street Plaza, Tenth and J streets, Modesto. Free.

MIC GILLETTE BAND• Aug. 9

7 p.m. doors; 8 p.m. show. West Side Theatre, 1331 Main St., Newman. $17 general; $20 reserved. (209) 862-4490.

BLACK IRISH• Aug. 13

Music, talk and tales of Italy, Ireland and America. Part of the Music in the Parks Calaveras Arts Council concert series. 6:30-8 p.m. Murphys Community Park, 505 Algiers St., Murphys. Free.

DOSSI ON THE ROCKS• Aug. 15

Bring lawn chairs and a picnic. No glass bottles allowed in park. Part of the Oakdale’s Concerts in the Park series. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Dorada Park , West A and Second streets , Oakdale. Free.

DANIEL CASTRO• Aug. 16

Musician and entertainer featuring smooth vocals and guitar. 7 p.m. doors; 8 p.m. show. West Side Theatre, 1331 Main St., Newman. $15 general; $18 reserved. (209) 862-4490.

MELISSA MANCHESTER• Aug. 16

7:30 p.m. Turlock Community Theatre, 1574 E. Canal Drive, Turlock. $38-$58. (209) 668-1169.

JAZZ UKULELE CONCERT• Aug. 21

Abe Lagrimas Jr., jazz percussionist, will present his ukulele repertoire including jazz, Hawaiian, pop, rock and original music. Pre-concert hour-long workshop available for $15. 7 p.m. Carnegie Arts Center, 250 N. Broadway, Turlock. $20-$25. (209) 632-5761.

HIGHWAY 99 PARTY BAND• Aug. 22

Bring lawn chairs and a picnic. No glass bottles allowed in park. Part of the Oakdale’s Concerts in the Park series. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Dorada Park , West A and Second streets , Oakdale. Free.

FINE LINE• Aug. 29

Bring lawn chairs and a picnic. No glass bottles allowed in park. Part of the Oakdale’s Concerts in the Park series. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Dorada Park , West A and Second streets , Oakdale. Free.

THE STATE THEATRE

FILM: “BEGIN AGAIN”• Through July 31

Soul-stirring comedy about what happens when lost souls meet and make beautiful music together.

FILM: “OBVIOUS CHILD”• July 25-31

Romantic comedy where an aspiring comedian learns to navigate independent adulthood.

FILM: “CASABLANCA”• July 27

Three-time-Oscar-winning wartime adventure of romance and intrigue. A Modesto Film Society presentation. 2 p.m.

FILM: “CHILD OF GOD”• July 29

Mystery and suspense drama that tells the story of Lester Ballard, a dispossessed, violent man who attempts to exist outside the social order. July film in the monthly New York Film Critics Series. 6:30 p.m. doors; 7:30 p.m. film. $12.

“MONTY PYTHON LIVE (MOSTLY)”• Aug. 6-8

Comedy legends Monty Python, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin, will perform some of their greatest hits in a reunion. “Monty Python Live (mostly),” will be broadcast from London’s O2 Arena. 6 p.m. doors; 7 p.m. broadcast. $12.

ROY ORBISON RETURNS• Aug. 9

Tribute to Orbison featuring Wiley Ray and The Big O Band. 7 p.m. doors; 8 p.m. show. $25-$38.

FILM: “LIFE ITSELF”• Aug. 10

Film based on the memoir of the same name and recounts the surprising and entertaining life of world-renowned film critic and social commentator Roger Ebert. Presented by the Modesto Film Society.

FILM: “MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT”• Aug. 15-28

Woody Allen’s latest romantic comedy. Opening night will feature cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, prepared Executive Chef John Surla, $15, 6 p.m.

FILM: “VIVA LAS VEGAS”• Aug. 16

Elvis Presley plays a race-car driver competing in the Las Vegas Grand Prix who takes a job as a casino waiter to finance his race entry. A CareMore Senior Film series presentation. 10:30 a.m.

FILM: “WILLOW”• Aug. 16

A lovable little person and his heroic newfound friend return a lost baby to where she belongs and outsmart a wicked queen and kill a two-headed dragon. 2 p.m. doors; 3 p.m. film. $3-$5.

FILM: “IT’S A MAD, MAD,

MAD, MAD WORLD”• Aug. 17

A mad scramble for a fortune of stolen loot. Presented by the Modesto Film Society. 2 p.m.

ROBBEN FORD• Aug. 22

Electric guitarist known equally for his blues, jazz and rock playing. 7 p.m. doors; 8 p.m. show. $24-$38.

FILM: “AIRPLANE”• Aug. 24

Presented by the Modesto Film Society. 2 p.m.

ALLAN HOLDSWORTH• Aug. 29

Rock and jazz guitarist. Featuring Jimmy Haslip and Virgil Donati. 7 p.m. doors; 8 p.m. show. $28-$38.

FILM: “AND SO IT GOES”• Aug. 30-Sept. 5

Rob Reiner’s latest film about a self-centered and eccentric realtor who adjusts to a new life as a grandfather.

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.

THEATER

“PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES”• Through July 27

The Pump Boys sell high octane on Highway 57 in Grand Ole Opry country and the Dinettes, Prudie and Rhetta Cupp, run the Double Cupp diner next door. Together they fashion an evening of country songs performed on guitars, piano, bass and, yes, kitchen utensils. Call for times. Sierra Repertory Theatre-East Sonora Theatre, 13891 Mono Way. $18-$30. (209) 532-3120.

SHORT, TEN-MINUTE,

ONE-ACT PLAY FESTIVAL• Through July 26

Three works by new and student directors, “A True Fairy Tale”; “Reflections” and “Migrant Mother.” A midnight performance of “A True Fairy Tale” will be presented on July 26. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Prospect Theater Project, 1214 K St., Modesto. $10 per performance. (209) 549-9341.

“CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES”• Through July 27

Production celebrates the kitchen team at the East Cornucopia Lutheran Church of the Prarie in rural Minnesota. Show rated PG, recommended for 12 and up. 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. West Side Theatre, 1331 Main St., Newman. $15 general; $18 reserved; students half price. (209) 862-4490.

“THE SOUND OF MUSIC”• Through Aug. 31

Call for times. Sierra Repertory Theatre, 11175 Washington St., Sonora. $26-$32. (209) 532-3120.

“THE TEMPEST”• Through July 27

Shakespeare tale of love and forgiveness presented with the color and sounds of New Orleans. 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Center Stage Conservatory, 948 11 St., Modesto. (209) 846-0179.

“SNOW WHITE” AND

“PETER AND THE WOLF”• July 25-26

Summer Performing Arts Program presentation 5 p.m. Friday, 1 p.m Saturday Buhach Colony High School Theatre, 1800 Buhach Road, Atwater. $5 general; children 3 and younger free. (209) 381-6602.

“TIED TO THE TRACKS”• July 25-26

Action-packed old time musical western melodrama. Call for times. Hutton’s Hamlet Performing Arts Center, 132 W. G St., Oakdale. $8 adults; $4 12 and under. (209) 848-1216.

“DEAD MAN’S CELL PHONE”• July 25-27

Merced College Theatre Society presentation. 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Carnegie Arts Center, 250 N. Broadway, Turlock. $8-$10. (209) 632-5761.

“MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL”• July 26

Musical parody set to classic tunes from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s featuring four ladies at a lingerie sale. 3 and 7 p.m. Merced Theatre, 301 W. Main St., Merced. $35-$50. (209) 381-0500.

"SEUSSICAL JR."• Aug. 1-3

7 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday; 4 p.m. Sunday. Conerstone Community Theatre, 17900 Comconex Road, Manteca. $5-$10. (209) 825-1220.

“SEUSSICAL JR.”• Aug. 8-10

7 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Turlock Community Theatre, 1574 E. Canal Drive, Turlock. $10 adults; $8 children and seniors. (209) 537-5227.

ART

C’EST JOLI• (209) 324-7111

Ongoing, work by Brad and Nancy Hawn. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. 920 13th St., Modesto.

CARNEGIE ARTS CENTER• (209) 632-5761

Through July 27, Donna Wayman: “Reflection” art exhibit; through Aug. 17, “Carnegie Rocks!” exhibit; Sept. 13-Jan. 11, 2015 “Joan Miro: Fantastic Universe”, Preview Gala, Sept. 13; Sundays, Poetry on Sunday Series. Youth Art classes. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays. 250 N. Broadway, Turlock. Regular exhibits, $5 General, $4 Members, Children 12 and under free; “Carnegie Rocks!” $12 general, $10 students and seniors, free for 12 and under. www.carnegieartsturlock.org

CENTRAL CALIFORNIA ART

ASSOCIATION AND MISTLIN

GALLERY• (209) 529-3369

Through Aug. 16, “60 Retrospective,” July 26, “Light up The Night” fundraiser, $25, live music, refreshments and silent auction; Aug 19-Sept. 20, two-man show featuring the prints of Dan Peterson and the ceramics of Stan Holtz, artist reception, Aug. 21; Watercolor Workshop by Dan Petersen, Aug. 23-Sept. 13. 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

Aug. 21, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. 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

Aug. 21, Third Thursday Art Walk, 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

Aug. 21, Third Thursday Art Walk, at various venues. 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

MERCED MULTICULTURAL

ARTS CENTER• (209) 388-1090

Through Aug. 8, summer art classes for youth and adults. Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Friday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 645 W. Main St.

MERCED COUNTY

COURTHOUSE MUSEUM• (209) 723-2401

Through Sept. 28, “Celebrating Merced’s 125th Anniversary” exhibit. Exhibit Hours: 1-4 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. 21st and N streets, Merced.

OAKDALE COWBOY MUSEUM• (209) 847-5263

Through February, “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

Aug. 21, 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• 

Aug. 21, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 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.

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, #A, Modesto.

CASINOS

CHICKEN RANCH• (800) 752-4646

16929 Chicken Ranch Road, Jamestown. (209) 984-4806. www.chickenranchcasino.com/

THUNDER VALLEY• (877) 468-8777

July 25, That Metal Show. 1200 Athens Ave., Lincoln. www.thundervalleycasino.com

CHUKCHANSI GOLD• (866) 794-6946

July 25, Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band. 711 Lucky Lane, Coarsegold. www.chukchansigold.com

JACKSON RANCHERIA• (800) 822-9466

Aug. 1, Johnny Lang; Aug. 28, Cheech and Chong and War. 12222 New York Ranch Road, Jackson. www.jacksoncasino.com

RED HAWK CASINO• (888) 573-3495

July 20, Buck Ford; July 26, Radio; July 27 Jones & Fischer; Aug. 1-3, Night Fever. 1 Red Hawk Parkway, Placerville. www.redhawkcasino.com

CACHE CREEK• (800) 772-2243

July 26, Keenen Ivory Wayans. 14455 Highway 16, Brooks. www.cachecreek.com

BLACK OAK CASINO• (877) 747-8777

July 25, The Cheeseballs; July 26, The Delta Wires; July 31, Crazy Ivan. 19400 Tuolumne Road N.

COFFEEHOUSES

QUEEN BEAN COFFEE HOUSE• (209) 521-8000

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

COMEDY

BABY BOOMER COMEDY COOLDOWN• Aug. 1

Will Durst, Richard Stockton and Dan St. Paul. Barbecue dinner will precede comedy show. 8 p.m. Charity Ballroom, 645 Charity Way, Modesto. $22.50-$27.50 show; $14 dinner. (209) 544-8156.

HOT AUGUST MIKES• Aug. 2

Hot August Mikes, a stand-up comedy group. 18 and over show. 8 p.m. West Side Theatre, 1331 Main St., Newman. $20. (209) 862-4490.

FESTIVALS & FAIRS

GRAFFITI NIGHTS• Ongoing

Classic cars, Elvis, hula hoop contest, karaoke and root beer floats served by car hops on roller skates. Friday and Saturday nights. A&W Root Beer, 1404 G. St., Modesto.

WEDNESDAY GRAFFITI NIGHTS• Ongoing

Classic car show, activities, raffles and more. Wednesday nights. Velvet Grill & Creamery, 2204 McHenry Ave.

BEAR VALLY MUSIC FESTIVAL• July 25-Aug. 10

37th annual Bear Valley Music Festival featuring live classical, operatic, jazz, bluegrass, and popular music. Bear Valley Village, 3 Bear Valley Road, Bear Valley. $18-$45. (209) 753-2574.

BLUES AND BONES FESTIVAL• July 26

Music festival and barbecue competition. Food sampling and voting for favorite team. Live music by Shane Dwight, Maxx Cabello Jr. and the Breakdown, Jeramy Norris and the Dangerous Mood, Wingnut Adams and more. noon-10 p.m. Calaveras County Fairgrounds, 2465 Gun Club Road, Angels Camp. $19.99; $29.99 for VIP and after-party. (209) 736-2561.

TWAIN HARTE SUMMER

ARTS & WINE FESTIVAL• July 26-27

Crafts, live entertainment, food vendors, custom hot rod car show, wine tasting and street performers. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Downtown Twain Harte Free. (209) 533-3473.

MODESTO GRAND PRIX• Aug. 2-3

The City of Modesto, in conjunction with SaveMart Supermarkets and the DoubleTree Hotel, is hosting the fifth annual Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals event. Ticket includes access to the Modesto Grand Prix and Festival Areas. noon. Downtown Modesto $10 general; 10 and under free.

MODESTO FIJI FESTIVAL• Aug. 9

A taste of the tropics with carnival games, Ferris wheel, stage shows, food booths, retail booths. 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Modesto Christian High School (209) 495-7031.

MODSTOCK MUSIC FESTIVAL• Aug. 10

Valley Music Institute event featuring 26 local bands, food, drink, arts and crafts, demonstrations, bounce house and family activities. 10 a.m. Graceada Park, Sycamore Avenue and Needham Street, Modesto. (209) 543-2066.

WOOD COLONY COUNTY FAIR

AND COLONY TOUR• Aug. 16

Petting zoo, farm, dairy, orchard and firehouse tours, kiddie corral and artisan crafts. Live entertainment. Carriage and tractor hay rides. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Hart Ransom Elementary School, 3930 Shoemake Ave. Free.

SALIDA TOWN

AND COUNTRY FESTIVAL• Aug. 23

Food, crafts, information booths, kids activities, live entertainment and parade 10 a.m. parade, festival after. Downtown Salida Free.

SIERRA VIEW MUSIC FESTIVAL• Aug. 23

Sixth annual music festival featuring John Waite, the Marshall Tucker Band and April Wine. Food and drink vendors. Fundraiser for the Heidi Brunk Foundation and music scholarships. 1 p.m. gates open; 1:30 music begins. JH Ranch, 12713 Sierra View Road., Oakdale. $40 with VIP options available. (209) 247-6069.

SMOKE ON THE RIVER• Aug. 23

The Ceres Chamber of Commerce and Tuolumne River Lodge present the 1st annual Ceres BBQ Challenge and Music Festival featuring live music by Remedy, Black Rose Band and Big Earl and the Cryin’ Shame. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuolumne River Lodge, 2429 River Road, Modesto. $10 advance: $20 gate. (209) 537-6651.

X-FEST 2014• Aug. 23

Outdoor music event with several stages of live music. Age 21-and-over event. 5 p.m. Downtown Modesto $20 advance.

GOLD AND OUTDOOR FESTIVAL• Aug. 23-24

Gold panning, live equipment demonstrations, claim jumper detecting hunt, prospecting seminars and door prizes. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Mother Lode Fairgrounds, 220 Southgate Drive, Sonora. $5 adults; children 10 and under free.

NEWMAN FALL FESTIVAL• Aug. 24-Sept. 1

44th annual festival highlights Newman heritage. Kids games, live entertainment, food and craft vendors, Soroptimist fashion show, wine and cheese event and community parade. Pioneer Park, 1250 Tulare St. , Newman. (209) 451-2815.

FILM FEST TWAIN HARTE• Aug. 29-Sept. 1

Shorts, full-length documentary and student films from all over the world. Filmmakers, actors, celebrity guests. Special events include a Friday VIP reception and Sunday awards dinner. Saturday night Spaghetti Western Feed and student workshops. Various locations (209) 586-6301.

CEDAR CENTER ARTS

AND CRAFTS FESTIVAL• Aug. 30-31

42nd annual end-of-summer festival featuring art and crafts, gourmet foods, local beers, continuous live music and jugglers. Pancake breakfast both days. 7:30-11 a.m. breakfast; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. festival. Downtown Arnold Free. 925- 372-8961.

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.

MOVIES IN THE PINES• Through Aug. 15

Friday night family movies including “Free Birds,” “Man of Steel,” “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” and “Smurfs 2.” Bring chairs and blankets and a jacket. Candy and popcorn available to purchase. 8:30-10:30 p.m. Eproson Park, Twain Harte. Free.

SUMMER MOVIE NIGHT• Aug. 2

Salida Little League presents Summer Family Movie Nights. Featured film is “The Avengers.” Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Free popcorn. 8:30 p.m. Salida Ball Park, 4800 Sequoia St., Salida. $1. (209) 345-9853 or (209) 552-5384.

FOOD & FUN

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 month. Livingston Veterans Memorial Hall, 1605 Seventh St. $2-$4.50. (209) 394-2059. www.vfwlivingston.com

MODESTO VFW HAMBURGER NIGHT• Ongoing

VFW Auxiliary weekly hamburger night. 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• Ongoing

7 a.m.-11 a.m., Second Sundays La Grange IOOF Hall, Yosemite Avenue at Main Street. $6. (209) 853-2128.

KNIGHTS FERRY BREAKFAST• Ongoing

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

TURLOCK SONS IN RETIREMENT LUNCH• 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 month. Noon-5 p.m. The Yogurt Station, 1214 W. F St., Oakdale. Free. (209) 845-8113.

PRAYER CIRCLE POTLUCK• Ongoing

Weekly potluck gathering. 5-7 p.m. Mondays. Unity Church, 2467 Veneman Ave., Modesto. Free. (209) 634-8059.

OAKDALE FARMER’S MARKET• Through Aug. 27

5-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Downtown Oakdale, Third Avenue, Oakdale. Free. www.visitoakdale.com

ANGELS CAMP FARMERS MARKET• Through Sept. 26

5 p.m. to dusk Fridays. Utica Park , Angels Camp. Free. (209) 599-5195. www.angelscampbusiness.com

PATTERSON CERTIFIED FARMERS MARKET• Through 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

8 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays; 5-8 p.m., Sept. 5 and Oct. 24. Main Street and Broadway (209) 225.

MODESTO CERTIFIED FARMERS MARKET• Through Dec. 20

Local farm produce vendors and more. July 19, Chefs Dave and Marke will prepare seasonal produce for sampling, music by Sandy Maul of One Accord. 8 a.m-1 p.m. Thursdays, Saturdays. 16th Street, between H and I Streets, Modesto.

MERCED CERTIFIED FARMERS MARKET• Through December

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

A SUMMER EVENING UNDER THE STARS• July 26

Dinner and dancing fundraiser for Murphys Community Club to construct bocce courts. No-host wine bar, appetizers, buffet dinner. Reservations required, space is limited. 6-7 p.m. dinner; 8-10 p.m. dancing. The Garden, 577 Algiers St, Murphys. $75. (209) 728-8183.

GRAPES AND HOPS FESTIVAL• July 26

14th annual event featuring wine tasting, microbrews, food and music. 21 and over event. 6-9 p.m. McHenry Mansion, 906 15th St., Modesto. $30. (209) 482-6790.

CAJUN FETE FUN AND FUNDRAISER• Aug. 2

Calaveras Art Council’s annual benefit. Cajun dinner, silent auction and music by Tom Rigney and Flambeau. Advance tickets only. 5 p.m. Pioneer Hotel, Sheep Ranch. $65 members; $75 non-members. (209) 754-1774.

CATFISH DINNER• Aug. 2

Dinner includes cornbread, coleslaw and ice cream. 4-7 p.m. IOOF Hall-La Grange, Main St. $12 adults; $6 12 and under.

VINES & HOSES• Aug. 2

Murphy’s Firefighters’ Association fifth annual Luau-dinner. Live and silent auctions, live music by the Iconics. Advance ticket sales only. 6 p.m. gates; 8 p.m. dinner. Twisted Oak Winery, 4280 Red Hill Road, Vallecito. $40 per person; $300 for table of 10. (209) 728-3864.

FOR KIDS

PARA LOS NINOS PROGRAM• Saturdays

Bilingual stories, Songs and Rhymes for Preschoolers and their families. Presented by the Cesar Chavez Committee. 10-11 a.m. Saturdays. Los Banos Library, 1312 Seventh St. Free. (209) 826-5254.

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME• 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.

DANCE CLASSES• Ongoing

Ballet, tap, jazz and Mommy & Me classes offered for all ages. Central West Ballet, 5039 Pentecost, Modesto. $10 per class. (209) 576-8957. www.centralwestballet.org

SRT SUMMER WORKSHOPS• Through Aug. 8

July 28-Aug. 8 ages 10 and up. Sierra Repertory Theatre, 11175 Washington St., Sonora. $98. education@sierrarep.org. www.sierrarep.org

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.

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 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. Free. (209) 523-2800.

SUPER SINGLES• Ongoing

Valley Super Singles weekly social time for singles age 45 and older. Call for locations. 6 p.m. Fridays. Various locations (209) 579-2347.

TUOLUME RIVER WOODWORKERS• Ongoing

Tuolumne River Woodworkers Association meets the first Monday of each month. 7 p.m. First Monday. Scout Hall, 3017 HIgh St., Riverbank. (209) 667-2340 or (209) 847-1173.

AMERICAN COWBOY CELEBRATION• July 26

Celebrating the 9th Annual National Day of the American Cowboy. Western activities, gun slingers, mounted shooters demonstration, quick draw challenge, ranch rodeo. Food and refreshments available. 2-10 p.m. Oakdale Saddle Club Arena, Oakdale. Free.

RODS TO RAILS CAR SHOW• July 26

1973 and older custom and classic cars; live music, rafffles, food. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Downtown Jamestown (209) 984-0888.

HISTORIES MYSTERIES• July 26-Aug. 30

Join park staff and costumed characters in a live reenactment and the opportunity to solve a real case. Space is limited, reservations recommended. Due to the violent nature of this event, parents may find it is not appropriate for children under age 12. Each child under 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 10 a.m. July 26, Aug. 2, 16, 30 Columbia Historic State Park, Main and State streets, Columbia. $5 adults; $1 children. (209) 588-9128.

POETRY READING• Aug. 2

Poets from Central California and the Sacramento area will read poetry at the presentation of “Song of the San Joaquin” Summer Issue. Light refreshments. Open mic will follow presentation. 1-3 p.m. Stanislaus County Library - Modesto, 1500 I St. Free. 290- 543-1776.

FALLEN HEROES CAR SHOW• Aug. 16

Barbecue, music, raffle and K9 demonstration. Proceeds go to the Peace Officers Memorial Group of Stanislaus County. Hosted by the Mid Valley Stangs Car Club. Awards presentation 2 p.m. 10 a.m. Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Regional Training Center, 3805 Cornucopia Way. Free.

PARK FAMILY DAY• Aug. 16

Annual Family Day event featuring live birds of prey, reptiles, meet the ranger, Smokey Bear, Cocked Hat bowling, carriage rides ($3), live music. Food sales include a barbecue, ice cream, popcorn and baked goods. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Calaveras Big Trees State Park, Gift Shop, Arnold. (209) 795-3840.

DEL RIO PREMIERE CAR SHOW• Aug. 17

Classic cars, barbecue buffet, awards, raffles and more 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Del Rio Country Club, 801 Stewart Road, Modesto. (209) 341-2416.

MUDDY WITH A MISSION• Aug. 30

Family friendly event featuring mud volleyball tournament, crafts, kid-only mud pit, artisan fair and food vendors. Fundraiser for the Turlock Gospel Mission, Prodigal Sons and Daughters and Turlock Pregnancy Center. 7 a.m.-6 p.m. 1901 Auto Mall Drive, Turlock. (209) 656-9898.

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 St.

FOREVER YOUNG DANCE CLUB• Ongoing

Club meets Tuesdays, second Friday of month for dance. First-time guests are free. 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesdays; 7-10 p.m. second Friday. Modesto Senior Center, 211 Bodem St. Day: $4 members, $6 nonmembers; night: $5 and $7. (209) 534-7663.

MANTECA SENIOR DANCE• Ongoing

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• 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 held third Saturday of month. 7 p.m. Oakdale Grange Hall , Lambuth and F streets, Oakdale. (209) 477-4756. www.singleskirtsnflirts.ccsda.org

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