Calendar: Events across the Modesto region

08/14/2014 1:46 PM

08/14/2014 1:47 PM

GALLO CENTER

FOR THE ARTS

“SOUTH PACIFIC”• Through Sunday

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.

AN EVENING WITH WOZ• Saturday

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 talent show competition featuring local singers, dancers, instrumentalists, bands and specialty acts. Friday evening’s performance is the audience voting show. Winners are announced after the Saturday finals performance. 7 p.m. $10-$25.

HUEY LEWIS AND THE NEWS• Sept. 5

Pop-rock band. 8 p.m. $64-$104.

NEAL MCCOY• Sept. 10

Country singer. 7:30 p.m. $19-$59.

PEPE AGUILAR• Sept. 11

Singer-songwriter-actor-producer who is equally at home in ranchera, mariachi and pop musical genres. 7:30 p.m. Sold out.

CHICAGO• Sept. 13

Legendary rock band. 8 p.m. Sold out.

VOCALDENTE• Sept. 14

Germany’s most successful a cappella export. A Modesto Community Concert Association presentation. 3 p.m. $20-$30.

NATIONAL ACROBATS OF CHINA• Sept. 18

Company of 35 performers with displays of Chinese martial arts, illusion and acrobats. 7 p.m. $15-$45.

SELAH• Sept. 19

Contemporary Christian music trio. 7:30 p.m. $15-$40.

AN EVENING WITH NATALIE COLE• Sept. 20

Singer will offer the official season-opening performance for the 2014-15 slate of shows. 8 p.m. $59-$99.

COLBIE CAILLAT• Sept. 21

7 p.m. $35-$80.

NORMAN FOOTE & GVAC• Sept. 25

Entertainer, songwriter who uses outrageous props and offbeat sense of humor in his performance of children’s music. 7 p.m. $12-$20.

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

Sunday, 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.

DOSSI ON THE ROCKS• Today

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• Saturday

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.

“SYMPHOMANIA”• Saturday

The Modesto Unplugged Music Federation presentation of string performers. 6 p.m. doors, 7 p.m. music. Prospect Theater Project, 1214 K St., Modesto. $15 advance; $20 door. (209) 543-5306.

JAZZ UKULELE CONCERT• Aug. 21

Abe Lagrimas Jr., jazz percussionist, will present his ukulele repertoire including jazz, Hawaiian, pop, rock and original music. Hourlong pre-concert 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.

AMANDA HENRY• Aug. 23

Amanda Henry of the Herb Henry Family will perform songs from her new solo project, “The Climb.” 7 p.m. Richland Faith Assembly of God, 1201 Richland Ave., Ceres. Free with offering taken. (209) 538-3628.

JOHN JORGENSON QUINTET• Aug. 23

Combo playing gypsy jazz. Dinner available to purchase. Attendees may bring own picnic, no outside alcohol allowed. Bring low chair or blanket. 7:45 p.m. Twisted Oak Winery-Vallecito, 4280 Red Hill Road. $25 advance; $30 gate; children 12 and under $10. (209) 736-9080.

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.

LABOR DAY CONCERT• Sept. 1

Calaveras Community Band under the leadership of director Mic Harper will perform music ranging from swing and jazz to show tunes and marches. Bring a picnic dinner; no food or beverages will be sold. 6:30 p.m. Murphys Community Park, 505 Algiers St., Murphys. Free. (209) 728-9057.

CHAINS REQUIRED• Sept. 5

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

BIG EARL AND THE CRYING SHAME• Sept. 6

West Coast blues band from Modesto. 8 p.m. West Side Theatre, 1331 Main St., Newman. $12 general; $15 reserved. (209) 862-4490.

PICNIC AT THE POPS• Sept. 6

Super Diamond sings Neil Diamond with the Modesto Symphony. Bring picnic dinner; fireworks will follow concert. 4 p.m. grounds open; 7:30 p.m. concert. E&J Gallo Winery, 600 Yosemite Blvd., Modesto. $37-$57 adults; $12-$19 youth ages 4-17; 3 and under free.

BILLY RICHARD’S COASTERS• Sept. 9

Rhythm, blues and pop music. Part of the Ripon Arts League 2014-15 concert series. 7:30 p.m. Ripon High School multi-use building, 304 N. Acacia Ave. $30 membership fee. (209) 599-7876 or (209) 599-3476.

JONI MORRIS – A TRIBUTE TO PATSY CLINE• Sept. 13

8 p.m. West Side Theatre, 1331 Main St., Newman. $25 general; $28 reserved. (209) 862-4490.

GUEST ARTIST RECITAL• Sept. 16

John Sampen, saxophone. 7:30 p.m. California State University, Stanislaus, Mainstage Theatre, 1 University Circle, Turlock.

ALUMNI RECITAL• Sept. 19

Divesh Karamchandai, percussion. 7:30 p.m. California State University, Stanislaus, Mainstage Theatre, 1 University Circle, Turlock.

FOREVERLAND• Sept. 19

Michael Jackson tribute band. 8 p.m. Merced Theatre, 301 W. Main St., Merced. $24. (209) 381-0500.

MANIA!• Sept. 20

Live Beatles experience. 8 p.m. West Side Theatre, 1331 Main St., Newman. $20 general; $23 reserved. (209) 862-4490.

TRACE ADKINS• Sept. 23

Grammy-nominated country singer. 7:30 p.m. Turlock Community Theatre, 1574 E. Canal Drive, Turlock. $56-$77. (209) 668-1169.

THE STATE THEATRE

FILM: “MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT”•  Today-Aug. 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”• Saturday

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”• Saturday

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”• Sunday

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 real estate agent who adjusts to a new life as a grandfather.

FILM: “HECTOR AND THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS”• Sept.17

Comedy about a psychiatrist who searches the globe to discover the secret of happiness. Based on the international best-seller by Francois Lelord. Part of the New York Film Critics Series. 7:30 p.m. $12.

ARCHITECTURE FILM NIGHT• Sept. 19

Program featuring a selection of short films about architecture, landscape, and design. Film Night is part of the 2014 Modesto Architecture Festival. 6 p.m. reception; 7 p.m. film. Free.

FILM: “REDEMPTION, THE NO KILL REVOLUTION IN AMERICA”• Sept. 20

Hosted by the Humane Society of Stanislaus County. 4 p.m. doors; 5 p.m. show. $12.50.

FILM: “STATE FAIR”• Sept. 20

The Frakes family visits the Iowa State Fair. A CareMore Senior Film series presentation. 10:30 a.m.

FILM: “CRIMSON PIRATE”• Sept. 21

Film stars Burt Lancaster as Capt. Vallo, the leader of a pack of unscrupulous pirates. Presented by the Modesto Film Society. 2 p.m. $8 nonmembers.

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

THEATER

“THE SOUND OF MUSIC”• Through Aug. 31

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

“I HATE HAMLET”• Through Sept. 6

Play by Paul Rudnick, presented by Murphys Creek Theatre. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Black Bart Playhouse, 580 Algiers St., Murphys. $10-$20. (209) 728-8422.

“FIDDLER ON THE ROOF”• Aug. 29-Sept. 14

Set in the little Russian village of Anatevka, “Fiddler on the Roof” centers on Tevye, a poor dairyman, and his five daughters. 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Playhouse Merced, 452 W. Main St. $10-$22. (209) 725-8587.

“ALL MY SONS”• Aug. 29-Sept. 21

Arthur Miller’s work depicting the relationships between fathers and sons and the conflict between business and personal ethics. 7 p.m. Friday; 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sunday. Sierra Repertory Theatre-East Sonora Theatre, 13891 Mono Way. $18-$30. (209) 532-3120.

“GOOD PEOPLE”• Sept. 12-Oct. 12

American play about people who succeed and the “good people” who help them do it. 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Stage 3 Theatre, 208 S. Green St., Sonora. (209) 536-1778.

“ESCANABA IN DA MOONLIGHT”• Sept. 19-Oct. 12

Play by Jeff Daniels presented by Murphys Creek Theatre. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Black Bart Playhouse, 580 Algiers St., Murphys. (209) 728-8422.

“I HATE HAMLET”• Sept. 26-Oct. 5

A young and successful television actor relocates to New York, where he rents a marvelous, gothic apartment. With his television career in limbo, the actor is offered the opportunity to play Hamlet onstage, but there’s one problem: He hates “Hamlet.” 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Playhouse Merced, 452 W. Main St. $10-$22. (209) 725-8587.

“JULIUS CAESAR”• Sept. 26-Oct. 12

Passion, power, corruption, jealousy, magic and betrayal intersect in Shakespeare’s exhilarating telling of the story of Rome’s collapse from republic to dictatorship. Call for times. Prospect Theater Project, 1214 K St., Modesto. $20. (209) 549-9341.

MARK TWAIN’S “A MURDER, A MYSTERY & A MARRIAGE”• Sept. 26-Oct. 26

The zany small town of Deer Lick, Mo., is thrown into a frenzy when a mysterious visitor arrives. 7 p.m. Thursday-Friday; 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sunday. Sierra Repertory Theatre -Fallon House Theatre, 11175 S. Washington St., Columbia. $18-$30. (209) 532-3120.

ART

ART SPACE ON MAIN• (209) 667-3959

Aug. 21-Oct. 24, Art Faculty on Main. Gallery Hours: Noon-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday. 139 W. Main St., Turlock. Free.

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.

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, STANISLAUS, GALLERY• (209) 667-3186

Aug. 21-Oct. 10, Max Presnell, Artist reception and talk, Aug. 28, 5:30 p.m. Gallery hours: Noon-4 p.m. Monday-Friday; 6-9 p.m. Thursdays; noon-4 p.m. Saturday. 1 University Center, Turlock. Free. www.csustan.edu

CARNEGIE ARTS CENTER• (209) 632-5761

Through Sunday, “Carnegie Rocks!” exhibit; Through Sept. 28, “Yosemite Renaissance XXIX,” exhibit of paintings, photographs, fibert arts, prints and sculptures interpreting the majesty of Yosemite National Park; 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 Saturday, “60 Retrospective”; Tuesday-Sept. 20, two-man show featuring the prints of Dan Peterson and the ceramics of Stan Holtz, artist reception, Thursday ; Aug. 23-Sept. 13, Watercolor Workshop by Dan Petersen. 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

Thursday, 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

Thursday, 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

Thursday, 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

GALLERY CALAVERAS• (209) 754-1774

Aug. 27, General Membership Meeting, refreshments, business meeting and election of board members, 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 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 Sept. 19, “Range: County Artists across the Spectrum.” 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

Thursday, 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• 

Thursday, 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.

UC MERCED

ART GALLERY• (209) 228-4566

Oct. 6-18, “Gronk: An Urban Narrative,” Reception and presentation by Professors Kenichi Yoshida and Ramon Garcia, Oct. 10, 5:30 p.m. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Thursday. 5200 North Lake Road, Merced.

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

Today, Lynyrd Skynyrd; Aug. 23, Yes; Aug. 29, Charlie Wilson with Brian McKnight; Aug. 31, ’80s Rewind Music Festival 2014. 1200 Athens Ave., Lincoln. www.thundervalleycasino.com

CHUKCHANSI GOLD• (866) 794-6946

Aug. 30, Charlie Daniels Band 711 Lucky Lane, Coarsegold. www.chukchansigold.com

JACKSON RANCHERIA• (800) 822-9466

Aug. 28, Cheech & Chong and War. 12222 New York Ranch Road, Jackson. www.jacksoncasino.com

RED HAWK CASINO• (888) 573-3495

Today-Saturday, Fresh; Sunday, Kenny Frye Band; Aug. 22, Big Bad Boogie Rock; Aug. 23, Spazmatics; Aug. 24, Buck Ford; Aug. 29, Jackson Michelson; Aug. 30, Nunchuck Taylor; Aug. 31, Dave Russell. 1 Red Hawk Parkway, Placerville. www.redhawkcasino.com

CACHE CREEK• (800) 772-2243

Saturday, Eric Benet; Sunday, Ban Ban, Sum Sum and Wong He; Aug. 23, Stephanie Mills, Aug. 24, Ting Noi; Aug. 30-31, The Hitmakers. 14455 Highway 16, Brooks. www.cachecreek.com

BLACK OAK CASINO• (877) 747-8777

Today, Commander Cody and his Modern Day Airmen; Saturda , MoFo Party Band; Wednesday, Band on the Run featuring Denny Laine; Thursday, Jimmy “Dy-no-mite” Walker; Aug. 22, Journey Revisited; Aug. 23, Roy Rogers; Aug. 28, Crazy Ivan; Aug. 29, Spazmatics; Aug. 30, Richard Bean and Sapo. 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

LAST COMIC STANDING• Sept. 22

Finalists from the TV comedy series and talent competition perform their standup routines. 7:30 p.m. Turlock Community Theatre, 1574 E. Canal Drive, Turlock. $29-$39. (209) 668-1169.

FESTIVALS & FAIRS

WOOD COLONY COUNTRY FAIR

AND COLONY TOUR• Saturday

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

LODI GRAPE FESTIVAL• Sept. 11-14

Live entertainment, wine tasting, food and craft vendors. 4-11 p.m. Thursday; noon-midnight Friday-Saturday, noon-11 p.m. Sunday. Lodi Grape Festival grounds, 413 E. Lockeford St., Lodi. $9 adults; $5 youth 6-12; children 5 and under free. (209) 369-2771.

ASSYRIAN FOOD FESTIVAL• Sept. 13-14

17th annual Assyrian Food Festival, featuring authentic food, homemade pastries, Assyrian tea house, cultural display, folk music and dancing. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Assyrian Cultural Center, 3119 S. Central Ave., Ceres. $14 advance; $17 door. (209) 480-9293.

MODESTO ARCHITECTURE

FESTIVAL• Sept. 13-21

Exhibits, walking and driving tours and displays showcasing Modesto’s architecture, landscape, public art, and urban design. Various locations www.modestoarchfest.com

GREEK FOOD FESTIVAL• Sept. 20-21

Authentic Greek cuisine; live Greek music and dancers; marketplace; bakery shop with homemade pastries; church tours. Take-out available. Noon-9 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday. Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 313 Tokay Ave., Modesto.

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• Today

Friday night family movie, “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.

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.

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.

MERCED CERTIFIED

FARMERS MARKET• Through 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. 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.

MODESTO CERTIFIED

FARMERS MARKET• Through Dec. 20

Local farm produce vendors and more. Entertainment by Patrick and Michael of Homegrown. Chefs David and Mark will prepare seasonal produce for sampling. 8 a.m-1 p.m. Thursdays, Saturdays. 16th Street, between H and I Streets, Modesto.

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

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

HISTORICAL SOCIETY

APPRECIATION DINNER• Today

Hughson Historical Society 14th annual dinner. Honorees this year are the Enos Duarte family and the Hudelson family. Hosted wine and beer social. 6 p.m. social hour; 7 p.m. dinner; 8 p.m. program. St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Hughes Hall, 2020 Euclid Ave., Hughson. $30. (209) 883-2483 or (209) 883-4882.

OMELET BREAKFAST• Sunday

American Legion Modesto Post 74 made-to-order omelet breakfast or any style eggs. Proceeds benefit local youth programs. 7-11:30 a.m. American Legion Hall, Modesto, 1001 S. Santa Cruz Ave. $8 adults; children under 7 free. (209) 522-7474.

CAJUN FETE FUN

AND FUNDRAISER• Thursday

Calaveras Art Council’s 21st annual Cajun Fête Fun and Fundraiser event. Cajun dinner, Cajun/Zydeco music by Tom Rigney and Flambeau, no-host bar, silent auction. 5 p.m. Pioneer Hotel, Sheep Ranch. $65 members; $75 non-members. (209) 754-1774.

TASTE OF OAKDALE• Aug. 26

Sixth annual Taste of Oakdale hosted by the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce. Food, beverages, cooking demonstrations and raffle. 5-8 p.m. Gene Bianchi Community Center, 110 S. Second Ave., Oakdale. $25 presale; $35 door. (209) 847-2244.

CALAMITY AT

THE REDWOOD SALOON• Aug. 30

Food, music and gaming. Attendees are invited to dress in 1880s attire. Adult-only event. Fundraising dinner hosted by Calaveras Big Trees Association. Space is limited. Reservations required, advance ticket sales only. 5:30 p.m. Calaveras Big Trees State Park, Gift Shop, Arnold. $50. (209) 795-1196.

EDIBLE EXTRAVAGANZA• Sept. 4

Sixty Modesto area vendors offer samples of food, wine and beverages. Live music on two stages. 6-9 p.m. Modesto Centre Plaza, 1000 L St. $40 advance; $50 door. (209) 526-1476.

HARMONY RANCH BARN

DANCE AND BARBECUE• Sept. 6

Third annual barn dance, chicken or tri-tip dinner. Silent and live auction, raffle and cupcake bake-off. Music by Plan B. 5-10 p.m. Calaveras County Fairgrounds, 2465 Gun Club Road, Angels Camp. (209) 726-9992.

CHILI COOK-OFF• Sept. 20

Modesto VFW Post #3199 12th annual event. $4 for chili tasting. Music by DJ Fred, raffle. Noon-5 p.m. Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall-Modesto, 2801 W. Hatch Road. (209) 538-1150 or (209) 537-3360.

THE SOIREE

OF CENTRAL VALLEY• Sept. 20

American Cancer Society fundraiser featuring gourmet dinner, entertainment, live and silent auctions. 6 p.m. Private home, Hughson. (209) 524-7241.

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

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

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.

HISTORIES MYSTERIES• Through Aug. 30

Join park staff and costumed characters in a live re-enactment 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. Saturday, 30. Columbia Historic State Park, Main and State streets, Columbia. $5 adults; $1 children. (209) 588-9128.

FALLEN HEROES CAR SHOW• Saturday

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• Saturday

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• Sunday

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, kids-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.

GARDEN TOUR• Sept. 6

Ripon Garden Club 17th annual garden tour featuring four country properties. Refreshments, raffle and silent auction. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Various locations $20 adults; $10 children under 12. (209) 599-7475.

POWER OF THE PURSE• Sept. 17

Hosted by United Way Women’s Leadership Council. Lunch, purse raffle, networking and inspirational speaker Carissa Phelps. Seating is limited, all tickets in advance only. 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Gallo Center for the Arts, 1000 I St., Modesto. $40. (209) 533-4562.

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• 

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.

CAROUSEL BALLROOM DANCE CLUB• Sept. 5

Dine and dance, music by Kyle Barker Band. Social 6 p.m., dinner 7 p.m., dancing 8-11 p.m. Reservation deadline Aug. 30. 6 p.m. DoubleTree Hotel, 1150 Ninth St., Modesto. $46 members; $56 non-members. (209) 529-0965.

TALENT

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) 667-3740.

CALL FOR ARTISTS• Through Sept. 10

Artists wanted for juried exhibition titled “In Your Dreams” to coincide with exhibition “Joan Miro: Fantastic Universe.” $20 fee per entry. Deadline is Sept. 10. Complete details available at www.CarnegieArtsTurlock.org. Carnegie Arts Center, 250 N. Broadway, Turlock. (209) 632-5761.

“CARRIE THE MUSICAL” AUDITIONS• Aug. 30

Bring 16 bars of sheet music that shows off your voice the best. Keep in mind that this show deals with adult themes and language. 1 p.m. Playhouse Merced, 452 W. Main St. (209) 725-8587.

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