FOR THE ARTS
HUEY LEWIS AND THE NEWS• Sept. 5
Classic pop-rock band. 8 p.m. $64-$104.
Never miss a local story.
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 with horns. 8 p.m. Sold Out.
VOCALDENTE• Sept. 14
Germany’s most successful a capella 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.
ADLER FELLOWS IN RECITAL• Sept. 25
World class singing by the resident artists of San Francisco Opera. 7:30 p.m. $20-$50.
NORMAN FOOTE & GVAC• Sept. 25
Entertainer, songwriter who uses outrageous props and off-beat 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.
THE MODESTO TRADITIONAL JAZZ SOCIETY• Ongoing
Sept. 21, Crescent Katz; Oct. 19, Cats ‘n’ Jammer Jazz Band; Nov. 16, Knight Sounds Big Band; Dec. 21, Midnight Rose. Noon jam sets; 1 p.m. featured band. Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, 1612 Sisk Road, Modesto. $8-$12. (209) 524-3517.
TURLOCK UKE JAMZ • Ongoing
Community ukulele strum and sing along. Open to all age and skill levels, as well as other acoustic instruments. Second Saturday of each month, 10:30 a.m., Carnegie Arts Center, 250 N. Broadway, Turlock. www.turlockukejamz.org
UKULELE LESSONS• Ongoing
Beginning group ukulele lessons. 6-8 p.m. Mondays. First United Methodist Church, Modesto, 850 16th St. Donations. (209) 505-3216.
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.
“HERMITFEST”• Sept. 6
“Come Play on the Pass” outdoor music event. Noon-7 p.m. Hermit Valley Free.
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.
MUSICAL CONCERTS• Sept. 6-7
Featuring “The Great Mother Lode Brass & Reed Concert Band” and jazz pianist Alan Weaver Copeland and Trio, featuring vocalist Sheila Ross. Concert Band to perform 1-4 p.m. Saturday and 3-5 p.m. Sunday. Jazz concert, Saturday. 7-9:30 p.m. 1-4 p.m., 7-9:30 p.m. Saturday; 3-5 p.m. Sunday Sonora Opera Hall, 250 S. Washington St., Sonora. Free. (209) 532-5763.
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.
Z-MAN AND FRIENDS• Sept. 13
Jazz and blues concert featuring saxophone. Bring chair and picnic. Wine and food available to purchase. 7 p.m. Brice Station Vineyards, 3353 E. Highwy. 4, Murphys. $10. (209) 768-7262.
DOUG ANDERSON AND DEVIN MCGLAMERY• Sept.15
Members of southern Gospel group Ernie Haase and Signature Sound. 7 p.m. Immanuel Christian Reformed Church, Fourth and Orange streets, Ripon. Offering taken.
GUEST ARTIST RECITAL• Sept. 16
John Sampen, Saxophone. 7:30 p.m. California State University, Stanislaus, Mainstage Theatre, 1 University Circle, Turlock. $8-$12. (209) 667-3959.
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S JAZZ• Sept. 19
Greg Vail, Slim Man & Mombo featuring Tateng Katindig on keys and Dave Hawks on drums. 7 p.m. doors; 8 p.m. showtime. Barkin’ Dog Grill, 940 11th St., Modesto. (209) 543-4261.
ALUMNI RECITAL• Sept. 19
Divesh Karamchandai, percussion. 7:30 p.m. California State University, Stanislaus, Mainstage Theatre, 1 University Circle, Turlock. $8-$12. (209) 667-3959.
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: “AND SO IT GOES”• Through Sept. 5
Rob Reiner’s latest film about a self-centered and eccentric realtor who adjusts to a new life as a grandfather.
FILM: “LAND HO!”• Sept. 5-14
Colin and Mitch, a pair of 60-something ex-brothers-in-law set off on a road trip through Iceland, hoping to reclaim their youth.
AND THE SEARCH
FOR HAPPINESS”• Sept. 17
A 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. Free.
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
Modesto Film Society presentation. 2 p.m.
The State Theatre is at 1307 J St., Modesto. Call (209) 527-4697. www.thestate.org
“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.
ON THE ROOF”• Through 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”• Through 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.
“TRUE WEST”• Sept. 12-28
Bitter sibling rivalry surfaces when two brothers reunite. Written by Sam Shepard. Directed by Traci Sprague. 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. $6-$12. (209) 846-0179.
“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.
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.
WITH TAYLOR MALI• Sept. 24-25
Evening of poetry presented by CSU Stanislaus. 8 p.m. California State University, Stanislaus, Mainstage Theatre, 1 University Circle, Turlock. $15-$20. (209) 667-3959.
ART SPACE ON MAIN• (209) 667-3959
Through Oct. 24, Art Faculty on Main. Gallery Hours: Noon-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday. 139 W. Main St., Turlock. Free.
• (209) 754-1774
Sept. 26-27, Calaveras Open Studio Tour. Artists open their homes and studios for tour visitors. For map outlets visit www.calaverasarts.org. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. .
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, STANISLAUS, GALLERY• (209) 667-3186
Through Oct. 10, Max Presnell. 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
CENTRAL CALIFORNIA ART ASSOCIATION AND MISTLIN GALLERY• (209) 529-3369
Through Sept. 20, two-man show featuring the prints of Dan Peterson and the ceramics of Stan Holtz; through Sept. 13, Watercolor Workshop by Dan Petersen; Sept. 18, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. 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
Sept. 18, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. Through September, “Emergence.” 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
Sept. 18, 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 MERCED• (209) 658-0661
Oct. 18, Merced Art Hop. 5-9 p.m. .
DOWNTOWN MODESTO• (209) 529-9303
Sept. 18, 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 909• (209) 667-3959
Sept. 18, Third Thursday Art Walk, reception and artist talks, 5:30 p.m. Hours: Thursdays-Saturday: noon - 4 p.m. 909 Tenth St., Modesto.
MERCED MULTICULTURAL ARTS CENTER• (209) 388-1090
Through Sept. 19, “Range: County Artists across the Spectrum.” Art classes, Sept. 8-Nov. 7, painting, photography, film making and kids classes, $50. 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) 847-5163
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
Sept. 18, 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•
Sept. 18, 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 Ramo´n 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.
CHICKEN RANCH• (800) 752-4646
16929 Chicken Ranch Road, Jamestown. (209) 984-4806. www.chickenranchcasino.com/
THUNDER VALLEY• (877) 468-8777
Sept. 5, Foreigner with Grand Funk Railroad; Sept. 6, Bill Cosby; Sept. 13-14, Aftershock 2014 at Discovery Park; Sept. 13, Big Block Party with Morris Day, Guy and more; Sept. 19, Martina McBride; Sept. 20, Sublime with Rome; Sept. 26, Jim Gaffigan; Sept. 27, Diana Ross. 1200 Athens Ave., Lincoln. www.thundervalleycasino.com
CHUKCHANSI GOLD• (866) 794-6946
Sept. 6, Proving Ground; Sept. 26, LOL Comedy. 711 Lucky Lane, Coarsegold. www.chukchansigold.com
JACKSON RANCHERIA• (800) 822-9466
Sept. 5, House of Floyd; Sept. 13, REO Speedwagon; Sept. 23, Heart; Sept. 12222 New York Ranch Road, Jackson. www.jacksoncasino.com
RED HAWK CASINO• (888) 573-3495
Sept. 5, Apple Z; Sept. 6, Radio: Sept. 12-13, Nathan Owens Band; Sept. 19, Cover Me Badd; Sept. 20, Steel Breeze; Sept. 26, Chris Gardner Band; Sept. 27, The Spazmatics. 1 Red Hawk Parkway, Placerville. www.redhawkcasino.com
CACHE CREEK• (800) 772-2243
Sept. 7, Buck Ford; Sept. 13, Dennis DeYoung; Sept. 14, Ms. Li Lai Ha & Mr. Kang Kang; Sept. 20, Isley Brothers featuring Ronald & Ernie Isley; Sept. 21, Banda S7; Sept. 27, Conjunto Primavera. 14455 Highway 16, Brooks. www.cachecreek.com
BLACK OAK CASINO• (877) 747-8777
Sept. 5, Joni Morris; Sept. 6, Steel Breeze; Sept. 11, Chains Required; Sept. 12, Dave Stamey and Waddie Mitchell; Sept. 13, Aztlan; Sept. 18, Sin City All Stars; Sept. 19, Rick Estrin and the Nightcats; Sept. 20, Clean Slate; Sept. 24, Chad and Jeremy; Sept. 25, San Francisco Stand Up Comedy; Sept. 26, Summer of Love; Sept. 27, Shane Dwight. 19400 Tuolumne Road N.
QUEEN BEAN COFFEE HOUSE• (209) 521-8000
First Wednesdays, Filmmaker Social Club; Sundays, open mic. 1126 14th St., Modesto.
LAST COMIC STANDING• Sept. 22
Finalitst 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.
TERRY FATOR• Oct. 26
“America’s Got Talent” winner who entertains with singing, comedy and celebrity impressions. 7:30 p.m. Turlock Community Theatre, 1574 E. Canal Drive, Turlock. $65-$125. (209) 668-1169.
CARNEGIE ARTS CENTER
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.
“YOSEMITE RENAISSANCE XXIX”• Through Sept. 28
Exhibit of paintings, photographs, fibert arts, prints and sculptures interpreting the majesty of Yosemite National Park. Gallery Hours: Wednesdays-Sundays 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fridays 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Regular exhibit admission price, $5 General, $4 Members, Children 12 and under free.
FRIDAY FOLK DANCING• Ongoing
Folk dancing lessons. 7 p.m. Fridays $7.
EVENING OF SPANISH, FLAMENCO, FAIRE AND FUN• Sept.13
Annual gala featuring cocktails, dinner, entertainment, dancing and a silent and live auction. 6-11 p.m. $125-$150 per person; $2000 table sponsorship.
“JOAN MIRO: FANTASTIC UNIVERSE”• Sept. 13-Jan. 15
Preview gala, Sept. 13 featuring dinner, entertainment, dancing, cocktails and silent and live auctions. Gallery Hours: Wednesdays-Sundays 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fridays 10 a.m.-8 p.m.Regular exhibit admission price, $5 General, $4 Members, Children 12 and under free. Carnegie Arts Center, 250 N. Broadway, Turlock.
LIQUID STONE: UNLOCKING GAUDI’S SECRETS• Sept. 14
Part of the Sunday Arts Lecture Series. 2 p.m. Free.
NEW DANCERS FESTIVAL• Sept. 19
Presented by Village Dancers. 7:30 p.m.
AN EVENING OF LATIN JAZZ• Sept. 23
Featuring the CSU Stanislaus Jazz Collective. Part of the Carnegie Jazz Series. 7:30 p.m. $8 general; $5 CAC members; free to CSUS students.
The Carnegie Arts Center is at 250 N. Broadway, Turlock. Call (209) 632-5761. www.carnegieartsturlock.org.
DANCE DANCE DANCE• Sept. 7-21
Open dance, music provided. Pre-registration required. No dance lessons. 6-8 p.m. Sept. 7 and Sept. 21 City of Merced Recreation Department, 678 W. 18th Street, Merced. $20 per person. (209) 356-6298.
JAM ’N’ JIVE JAZZ DANCE CONCERT• Sept. 17-21
“The British Invasion” with MJC Off-balance dancers and performers from high schools and dance studios. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Modesto Junior College, Performing Arts Auditorium, 435 College Ave., Modesto. $8-$10. (209) 575-6776.
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.
ADMISSION DAY PARADE AND CELEBRATION• Sept. 6
Admission Day celebration featuring parade, demonstrations, town tours, barbecue lunch available to purchase, live music and cemetery tours. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Columbia Historic State Park, Main and State streets, Columbia. Free. (209) 588-9128.
FESTIVAL DE NOPAL• Sept. 7
Cactus Festival featuring food, live music, cactus cooking and culture. Presented by The Latino Community Roundtable of Stanislaus County. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Ceres Flea Market, 1651 E. Whitmore Ave., Ceres. Free. (209) 579-4776.
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.
“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. 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 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.
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
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
Sept. 5, CSU Stanislaus Night featuring Art Space on Main ribbon cutting and grand opening. 5-8 p.m. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays; 5-8 p.m., Sept. 5 and Oct. 24. Main Street and Broadway
ANGELS CAMP FARMERS MARKET• Through Sept. 26
5 p.m. to dusk Fridays. Utica Park , Angels Camp. Free. (209) 599-5195. www.angelscampbusiness.com
HARMONY RANCH BARN DANCE AND BARBECUE• Sept. 6
Third annual event. 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.
ICP HOMECOMING BALL• Sept. 6
Owl Empire of Stanislaus County Inc. Imperial Court celebration. 5 p.m. doors; 5:30 p.m. dinner; 6:30 p.m. show. Modesto Centre Plaza, 1000 L St. $10-$15. (209) 756-5598.
BLUES ‘N BIBS RIB AND CHILI COOKOFF• Sept. 13
The Scott Pettit Blues ‘n Bibs memorial sponsored by the Riverbank Chamber of Commerce. 4-8 p.m. Riverbank Chamber of Commerce, 3202 Atchison Street, Riverbank. (209) 869-4541.
DINNER FOR AIMEE PEEPGRASS• Sept. 13
Tri-tip and pasta dinner, dancing, raffle and silent auction. Sponsored by That’s Amore Charitable Foundation, Inc. 5:30 p.m. Durrer Barn, 3500 Dunn Road, Modesto. $40. 916- 817-7942.
ROCKIN’ DANCE PARTY• Sept. 13
Musical tribute to “Early Elvis” performed by Jim Anderson & the Rebels. Appetizers, dancing, no-host bar. 21 and over event. Trips & Tours fundraiser. 6:30 p.m. doors; 7:30 p.m. show. Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane. $20 per person.
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.
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. Thursdays. Salida Branch Library, 4835 Sisk Road. (209) 543-7315.
WIGGLE WORMS• Ongoing
Stories and songs for children under 3. 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Wednesdays. 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 ALONG• Ongoing
Funstrummers ukulele play and sing along. Songbooks provided. 6 p.m. Tuesdays. Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1600 Carver Road, Modesto. Donation. (209) 505-3216.
SWEAT SENIOR FITNESS• Ongoing
Aerobics, strength and step classes. Monday-Friday, call for times. Centenary Methodist Church, 1911 Toyon Ave. $1-$2 donation. (209) 988-5655. www.centenarychurch.net
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 50 and older, all are welcome. Call for locations. 6 p.m. Fridays. Various locations (209) 550-0919 or (209) 578-5097.
TUOLUMNE 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.
PARISH FESTIVAL• Sept. 5-7
44th annual parish festival featuring Friday night fiesta dinner with quartet; Rock A Billy Saturday with Italian dinner and Sunday home town favorites and live country auction. Also featuring photo booth, carnival rides, Sunday night football with beer tasting. 5-10 p.m. Friday; 4-10 p.m. Saturday; noon-8 p.m. Sunday. St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 1813 Oakdale Road, Modesto. $2-$7 dinner tickets. (209) 551-4973.
BUNKO NITE• Ongoing
Oakdale Grange #435 presents Bunko Nite. Food and drink free. 7-9:30 p.m. First Fridays. Oakdale Grange Hall , Lambuth and F streets, Oakdale. $10 per person, donation. (209) 556-8524 or (209) 838-7421.
ADMISSION DAY EVENT• Sept. 6
Flag raising and rifle salute, Main Street parade, barbecue, 1850s fashion show, demonstrations, exhibits, live music, town and cemetery tours. 10 a.m. Columbia Historic State Park, Main and State streets, Columbia. (209) 588-9128.
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.
PRO BOXING EVENT• Sept. 6
All-ages event. Advance ticket sales as well as tickets available at the door. 6:30 p.m. doors; 7:30 p.m. show. SOS Club, 819 Sunset Ave., Modesto. $20-$60. (209) 324-3395.
SUMMER WALK• Sept. 6
Delta Tule Trekkers 6K and 10K walks. Bring water and dress appropriate for walking. 8 a.m.-noon. Brushy Peak Regional Preserve, Livermore. Free. (209) 823-8270 or (209) 825-8204.
STATEHOOD DAY AT THE MUSEUM• Sept. 8
“California History Through its Flags” workshop by Jim Miller, open to adults and kids. Craft activity to follow presentation. 1-3 p.m. Angels Camp Museum, 753 S. Main St., Angels Camp. $10. 209-736-2963.
MOTHER LODE WEAVERS AND SPINNERS GUILD• Sept. 9
Guest speakers Laurie Livingston and LuAnn Tillman will talk about Shibori: Japanese Fabric Decoration, Complex Designs/Simple Tools. Visitors welcome. 10 a.m. Church of the 49ers, 11155 Jackson St., Columbia. (209) 588-1514.
DAY WITH WILDLIFE• Sept. 13
30th annual Day with Wildlife. Meet the animals, face painting, crafts, food, education booths and raffle 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center, Fox Grove Fishing Access, Hughson. Free. (209) 883-9414.
FIBER ARTS GROUP• Sept. 13
Studio 49 Fiber Arts Group. Spinning, weaving, knitting, crocheting. Visitors welcome. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuolumne County Library, 480 Greenley Road, Sonora. (209) 533-0953.
“GOLF FOR THE FUN OF IT”• Sept. 13
Twain Harte Area Chamber of Commerce first annual golf tournament. Open to all age groups and skill levels. Prizes, raffle items. 12:30 p.m. Twain Harte Golf Course, Twain Harte. $50 entry fee. (209) 586-4482.
JUBILEE!• Sept. 13
Car and craft show featuring children’s activities, food, cars, music, homemade crafts and raffle prizes. Proceeds benefit Healing Nations. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Ceres Christian Church, 3502 Roeding Road, Ceres. 209-537-8931.
SATURDAY IN THE MINES• Sept 13
Exhibitors and demonstrations, hands-on activities for kids, gold panning, $5. Guided tours, live music by The Stardust Cowboys. Lunch available to purchase. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Angels Camp Museum, 753 S. Main St., Angels Camp. Free. (209) 736-2963.
GOLF FORE HOSPICE• Sept. 15
Community Hospice Foundation Golf Fore Hospice fundraiser. Included in entry fee; lunch, green fees and cart, commemorative gift, award ceremony with prizes, raffle, live auction and dinner. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Del Rio Country Club, 801 Stewart Road, Modesto. $780 foursome; $195 individual. (209) 578-6301.
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.
WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY PRESENTATION• Sept. 17
Multimedia show of imagery from the wilderness lands of western North America and the wildlife found in the area presentation by Ed MacKerrow. Refreshments follow presentation. 7 p.m. Tuolumne County Library, 480 Greenley Road, Sonora. Free.
LEGENDS CIRCUS SPECTACULAR• Sept. 19-21
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presentation featuring over 100 performers and 85 animals. Animal Open House prior to performances. 7 p.m. Friday; 11:30 a.m., 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday. Stockton Arena, 248 W. Fremont St. $15-$90. (209) 373-1400.
BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT 1861• Sept. 20
1861 school lessons in the Old Columbia schoolhouse, music, costume dress-up and hand-cranked ice cream. Guests are encouraged to bring picnic supper and blanket or chairs. 4-7 p.m. Columbia Historic State Park, Main and State streets, Columbia. (209) 588-9128.
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.
MERCED SUNDAY SOCIAL DANCE• Ongoing
Sunday dances featuring waltz, Latin, swing, polka and fox trot. Refreshments available. 2-5 p.m. Fourth Sundays. Merced Community Center Ballroom, 755 W 15th St. $8. (209) 723-0839.
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.
COMMUNITY BAND• Ongoing
A college-community concert band is 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.
LOCAL AUTHORS WANTED• Sept. 9
The Stanislaus County Library is seeking local published authors to take part in the fifth annual Local Author Fair to be held Sept. 20. Registration is required, space is limited. Registration deadline is Sept. 9. Stanislaus County Library Portico, 1500 I St., Modesto. (209) 558-7817.
“ALICE IN WONDERLAND” AUDITIONS• Sept. 27-Oct. 7
Youth Entertainment Stage (YES) Kids and Kidettes are seeking students in grades 1-8 for Disney’s “Alice in Wonderland, Jr.” No experience or preparation necessary. Production commitment includes weekends Oct. 22-Jan. 27. Call for more information. 1 p.m. Sept. 27; 4 p.m. Oct. 1; 10 a.m. Oct. 4; 5 p.m. Oct. 7. Various locations; $200 tuition fee, scholarships available. (209) 238-6850.