GALLO CENTER FOR THE ARTS
UB40 ▪ Friday, Oct. 9
Reggae band from Birmingham, England, featuring the voices of Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue. 8 p.m. $59-$99.
“THE LION, THE WITCH & THE WARDROBE” ▪ Saturday, Oct. 10
Theatre company David Payne Drama presents a stage adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ best-selling children’s book. 2 and 7 p.m. $20-$40.
FOR KING AND COUNTRY ▪ Sunday, Oct. 11
Australian Christian singers, brothers Joel and Luke Smallbone. 6 p.m. $19-$69.
BALLET FOLKLORICO ▪ Wednesday, Oct. 14
Presentation of the music, dance and costumes of Mexican folklore by Ballet Folklórico de México. 7:30 p.m.
BOLLYWOOD MASALA ORCHESTRA ▪ Thursday, Oct. 15
“The Spirit of India,” a lively musical journey from Rajasthan to Mumbai. 7:30 p.m. $19-$59.
OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN ▪ Friday, Oct. 16
Australian singer, songwriter and actress. 8 p.m. $49-$99.
“LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW” ▪ Friday-Saturday, Oct. 16-17
Central West Ballet presents the story of Ichabod Crane, a community and legendary ghost. 7:30 p.m. $30-$35.
ROSANNE CASH ▪ Saturday, Oct. 17
Country, folk, pop, rock and blues artist. 8 p.m. $29-$59.
ETHAN BORTNICK ▪ Sunday, Oct. 18
13-year-old acclaimed pianist. 2 p.m. $19-$59.
MOMIX: ALCHEMIA ▪ Sunday, Oct. 18
The four classic elements of earth, air, fire and water are manipulated to produce a show featuring the dancer-illusionists of Momix. $25-$45.
TASTE OF HOME COOKING SCHOOL ▪ Tuesday, Oct. 20
Food sampling and cooking demonstrations. 5 p.m. VIP; 7 p.m. general. $15-$35.
The Gallo Center for the Arts is at 1000 I St., Modesto. Box office 209-338-2100.
CHORAL CONCERT ▪ Friday, Oct. 9
7:30 p.m.. California State University, Stanislaus, Bernell & Flora Snider Recital Hall, 1 University Circle, Turlock. $12. www.csustan.edu/soa/events.
YOSEMITE SONGWRITING RETREAT ▪ Friday-Monday, Oct. 9-12
Weekend retreat to educate and inspire, provide performance opportunities and recording opportunities. Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort, Midpines. $325 tuition; $130-$535 accommodations.
SALON CONCERT ▪ Saturday, Oct. 10
International acclaimed tenor and past regional winner of the Metropolitan Opera Competition, Ric Campero. Part of the Sonora Bach Festival. 7 p.m. Private residence. $25 per person includes refreshments. 209-536-6330.
SUSAN LAMB COOK AND FRIENDS ▪ Sunday, Oct. 11
Piano, clarinet and cello chamber music, part of the Manteca Kindred Arts Concert Association. 3 p.m., St. Paul’s Methodist Church, 910 North St., Manteca. $45-$100. 209-823-2570.
HALESTORM ▪ Wednesday, Oct. 14
American hard rock band concert presented by JMAX Productions. 7:30 p.m. doors; 8:30 p.m. show. Modesto Centre Plaza, 1000 L St. $26.50 advance; $30 day of show.
JAZZ CONCERT ▪ Wednesday-Thursday, Oct. 14-15
2015-16 Columbia Jazz Series opener featuring singer Barbara Morrison. 7 p.m. Dogwood Theater, Columbia College, 11600 Columbia College Drive, Columbia 209-559-0565.
JONI MORRIS ▪ Thursday, Oct. 15
Legendary Ladies of Country Music Show presented by Joni Morris. Part of the Ripon Arts League Concert Series. 7:30 p.m. Ripon High School auditorium, 301 N. Acacia Ave., Ripon. $30 individual membership includes all concerts. 209-599-7876.
DAVID MYLES ▪ Friday, Oct. 16
Music and stories. Part of the Turlock Community Concert Association season. 7:30 p.m. $25; $15 students through high school. 209-668-1456.
FACULTY RECITAL ▪ Friday, Oct. 16
Sandra Bengochea, Joseph Wiggett, Jared Eban. 7:30 p.m.. California State University, Stanislaus, Bernell & Flora Snider Recital Hall, 1 University Circle, Turlock. $12.
SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY SWISS ECHOES ▪ Saturday, Oct. 17
Singing and yodeling club Cabaret Night featuring live entertainment and dancing. Dinner also available. 7:30 p.m. Swiss Hall, Manley and East Main streets, Ripon. $12 adults; $6 children 12 and under. 209-531-2577 or 209-951-6674.
LOCALS CONCERT ▪ Oct. 18
Concert featuring local vocal and instrumental artists. Part of the Sonora Bach Festival. 3 p.m. Church of the 49ers, 11155 Jackson St., Columbia. $10. 209-536-6330.
JAZZ ENSEMBLE ▪ Monday, Oct. 19
7:30 p.m.. California State University, Stanislaus, Bernell & Flora Snider Recital Hall, 1 University Circle, Turlock. $12. www.csustan.edu/soa/events.
THE STATE THEATRE
FILM: “HE NAMED ME MALALA” ▪ Friday, Oct. 9-Friday, Oct. 16
Intimate portrait of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was targeted by the Taliban and severely wounded by a gunshot when returning home on her school bus in Pakistan’s Swat Valley.
FILM: “THE BIG LEBOWSKI” ▪ Saturday, Oct. 10
1998 comedy featuring idiosyncratic comedy of mistaken identity, surreal dream sequences and unconventional dialog. 6 p.m. doors and cocktails; 7 p.m. film. $6.
FILM: “MEADOWLAND” ▪ Tuesday, Oct. 13
Suspenseful drama as a couple deals with the unthinkable in the wake of their son’s disappearance. Q&A with audience. Part of the monthly New York Film Critics Series.
FILM: “THE MONSTER SQUAD” ▪ Saturday, Oct. 17
A young group of monster fanatics attempts to save its hometown from Count Dracula and his army of monsters. Part of the CareMore Senior Film Series. 10:30 a.m.
OPERA REMIX: MUSIC & VERSE EVENT ▪ Saturday, Oct. 17
Townsend Opera presents live performance combining opera and slam poetry featuring the Central Valley premiere of Philip Glass’ chamber opera “Hydrogen Jukebox” and performances of original poetry by Modesto-based poets. 6:30 p.m. doors; 7:30 p.m. performance; 9:30 p.m. open-mike after party. $10.
FILMS: “THE WOLF MAN” AND “AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON” ▪ Sunday, Oct. 18
Modesto Film Society double feature presentation. 2 p.m.
FILM: “THE SECOND MOTHER (QUE HORAS ELA VOLTA?)” ▪ Sunday-Friday, Oct. 18-23
2015 Sundance and Berlin Film Festival award-winner depicts the story of a live-in housekeeper whose life is turned upside down with the arrival of her estranged daughter.
FILM: “AMERICAN BEACH HOUSE” ▪ Thursday, Oct. 22
Six strangers from all over the world win an all-expenses-paid trip to an amazing beach house. Noon.
The State Theatre is at 1307 J St., Modesto. Call 209-527-4697. www.thestate.org.
“THE GLASS MENAGERIE” ▪ Through Sunday, Oct. 11
Tennessee Williams’ classic four- character play. 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Stage 3 Theater Company, 208 S. Green St., Sonora. $17-$25. 209-536-1778.
“THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ERNEST” ▪ Through Sunday, Oct. 11
Oscar Wilde comedy in which protagonists take on fictitious characters in order to miss some uncomfortable social situations. 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Playhouse Merced, 452 W. Main St., Merced. 209-725-8587.
“THE DROWSY CHAPERONE” ▪ Friday, Oct. 16-Sunday, Nov. 29
Musical comedy as the audience is invited to share a celebrity bride’s uproarious wedding day. 7 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays, Wednesdays. Sierra Repertory East Sonora Theatre, 13891 Mono Way, Sonora. $18-$32. 209-532-3120.
“ALWAYS ... PATSY CLINE” ▪ Through Sunday, Oct. 18
Musical play based on a true story about Patsy Cline’s friendship with a fan from Houston named Louise Seger. 7 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays, Wednesdays. Fallon House Theatre, 11175 Washington St., Columbia. $18-$32. 209-532-3120.
“GOD OF CARNAGE” ▪ Through Sunday, Oct. 18
Tony Award-winning play produced by Jon Dambacher. 7 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. Murphys Creek Theatre, 580 S. Algiers St., Angels Camp. $10-$20. 209-728-8422.
THE GOOD WOMAN OF SETZUAN ▪ Thursday, Oct. 22-Sunday, Nov. 1
Modesto Junior College theater department play by Bertolt Brecht. Call for times. $8-$10. Main auditorium of the Performing and Media Arts Center, 435 College Ave., Modesto. 209-575-6776.
ALOFT ART GALLERY ▪ 209-588-8604
Saturday, Oct. 10, Second Saturday Art Night, 5-8 p.m. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. 167 S. Washington St., Sonora.
ART SPACE ON MAIN ▪ 209-667-3958
Through Saturday, Nov. 21, Carla Bengtson. Gallery hours: noon-5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday; noon-9 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. 139 W. Main St., Turlock. Free.
BUILDING IMAGINATION CENTER ▪ 209-668-3958
Friday, Oct. 16, Modeling Strong Characters in a 3-D Digital Environment; Friday, Oct. 23, Visual Storytelling, noon-5 p.m. Gallery hours: Monday-Wednesday: Noon-5 p.m.; Thursday-Saturday: Noon-9 p.m. 135 W. Main St., Turlock.
C’EST JOLI ▪ 209-324-7111
Ongoing, work by Brad and Nancy Hawn. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday. 920 13th St., Modesto.
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, STANISLAUS, GALLERY ▪ 209-668-3958
Through Friday, Oct. 30, “Chad Hunter: a 20-year retrospective.” Gallery hours: noon-4 p.m. Monday-Friday; 6-9 p.m. Thursday; noon-4 p.m. Saturday. 1 University Center, Turlock. Free. www.csustan.edu.
CAROLYN HUFF PHOTOGRAPHY ▪ 209-572-2341
Thursday, Oct. 15, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday; 1-6 p.m. Thursday, with 1-9, Third Thursday; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday. 1224 K St., Modesto.
CENTRAL CALIFORNIA ART ASSOCIATION AND MISTLIN GALLERY ▪ 209-529-3369
Tuesday, Oct. 13-Friday, Nov. 13, “Survivor”; Thursday, Oct. 15, Third Thursday Art Walk. 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, Oct. 15, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. 918 10th St., Modesto. www.thechartreusemuse.com.
DOWNTOWN MODESTO ▪ 209-529-9303
Thursday, Oct. 15, Third Thursday Art Walk. 5-9 p.m.
FIRST STREET GALLEY ▪ 209-667-7332
Through Friday, Oct. 30, “Here & There.” Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. 226 N. First St., Turlock. www.firststreetgalleries.com.
GENE BIANCHI COMMUNITY CENTER ▪ 209-840-8058
Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 17-18, Fall Carriage Art Show by Valley Art Association. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 110 S. Second Ave., Oakdale.
GUSTINE MUSEUM ▪ 209-854-6455
Gustine Museum Historical Society quilt exhibit including archives of the historical society and old sewing machines on display. Gallery hours: 1-4 p.m. Thursday and Sunday. 397 Fourth St. www.gustinehistoricalsociety.org.
HART LANE STUDIO ▪ 209-480-6950
Ongoing, Mary A. Scheinuck, Waldemar “Walt” Scheinuck and other California artists. Gallery hours: Open by appointment. 18091 Hart Lane, Manteca.
McHENRY MUSEUM ▪ 209-577-5366
Exhibits of a county recorder’s office, a general store and a re-created blacksmith shop. Gallery hours: noon-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. 1402 I St., Modesto. Free.
PEER RECOVERY ARTS PROJECT ▪ 209-581-1695
Thursday, Oct. 15, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 1222 J St., Modesto. www.peerartrecoveryproject.org.
PRESERVATION COFFEE AND TEA ▪
Thursday, Oct. 15, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. 1030 J. St., Modesto.
REMEMBER WHEN ▪ 209-544-1385
Ongoing artists exhibit. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. 3012 McHenry Ave., Modesto.
SONORA JOE’S ▪ 209-533-4455
Saturday, Oct. 10, Second Saturday Art Walk, 5-8 p.m. 140 S. Washington St., Sonora. www.sonorajoes.com.
STILL SMOKING ▪ 209-574-0681
Thursday, Oct. 15, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. 1313 J St., Modesto. www.stillsmokingstore.tripod.com.
TREVINO’S BARBER SHOP ▪ 209-988-4612
Thursday, Oct. 15, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. 909 10th St., Modesto. www.trevinosbarbershop.com.
UNIQUE BOUTIQUES ▪ 209-523-3000
Ongoing, 10 local artists. Exhibit hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. 4459 Spyres Way, Suite A, Modesto.
YOSEMITE MUSEUM GALLERY ▪ 209-372-0200
49 paintings, photographs, prints and sculptures by 47 artists. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. daily. 9037 Village Drive, Yosemite Valley.
CARNEGIE ARTS CENTER
INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCING ▪ Fridays
Folk dancing lessons. No partner or experience necessary. Open to teens and older. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Fridays. $5. 209-634-8843 or 209-480-0387.
TURLOCK UKE JAMZ ▪ Second Saturdays
Community-based ukulele strum and singalong. Open to all ages and skill levels, as well as other acoustic instruments. 10:30 a.m. Free.
“NEW BUNNICULA” ▪ Through Sunday, Oct. 11
LightBox Theatre Company presentation. 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. $8-$12.
ALPHONSE MUCHA: THE GOLDEN AGE OF ART NOUVEAU ▪ Through Sunday, Jan. 10
Selections from the Dhawan Collection.
ORGANIC DESIGNS ▪ Wednesday, Oct. 14-Sunday, Jan. 10
Themed, juried art show to coincide with the Alphonse Mucha exhibition. Preview reception, 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13.
MUCHA’S MILIEU: ART & LIVE IN LATE 19TH CENTURY PARIS ▪ Sunday, Oct. 18
Illustrated lecture by art historian Catherine Anderson showing Alphonse Mucha’s artistic innovations. 2 p.m.
The Carnegie Arts Center is at 250 N. Broadway, Turlock. Call 209-632-5761. www.carnegieartsturlock.org.
CHICKEN RANCH ▪ 800-752-4646
16929 Chicken Ranch Road, Jamestown. 209-984-4806. www.chickenranchcasino.com.
JACKSON RANCHERIA ▪ 800-822-9466
12222 New York Ranch Road. www.jacksoncasino.com.
RED HAWK CASINO ▪ 888-573-3495
1 Red Hawk Parkway, Placerville. www.redhawkcasino.com.
CACHE CREEK ▪ 800-772-2243
14455 Highway 16, Brooks. www.cachecreek.com.
BLACK OAK CASINO ▪ 877-747-8777
Friday, Oct. 9, Nunchuck Taylor; Saturday, Oct. 10, Fusion; Thursday, Oct. 15, Dave Stamey; Friday-Saturday, Oct. 16-17, Left of Centre. 19400 Tuolumne Road N., Tuolumne.
STAND UP FOR CHARITY ▪ Friday, Oct. 9
Comedy breast cancer benefit featuring six comics. For mature audiences. 8:20 p.m. Queen Bean, 1126 14th St., Modesto. Free. 209-531-3517.
LAUGHS FOR A CAUSE CANCER BENEFIT ▪ Saturday, Oct. 10
Comedy cancer benefit. 7 p.m. doors; 8 p.m. show. Urbano Bistro, 1016 H St., Modesto. $10. 209-531-3517.
FESTIVALS & FAIRS
VFW OKTOBERFEST ▪ Saturday, Oct. 10
Presented by Turlock Veterans of Foreign Wars. Bavarian music, beer with souvenir mug, bratwurst or tri-tip sandwich, German potato salad. 3-8 p.m. Turlock VFW, 1405 Linwood Ave. $10 209-202-7457.
WALKING DEAD ZOMBIE WALK ▪ Saturday, Oct. 10
Zombie walk and food drive featuring kids games, music, zombie photo booth, “Thriller” performance and zombie dance-off competition. 4-7 p.m. Downtown Sonora. 209-536-6316.
RIVERBANK CHEESE & WINE EXPO ▪ Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 10-11
Multiple wine tasting sessions each day. Craft beer and cheese tastings, arts and crafts vendors, carnival, skate demonstrations, dancing horses, musical entertainment and more. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sante Fe and Third streets, downtown Riverbank. Free expo; wine tasting prices $20 advance, $30 at the door. www.riverbankcheeseandwine.org.
HARVEST FESTIFALL ▪ Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 10-11
Arts and crafts, craft-making demonstrations, musicians and dancers, kids’ activities and face painting. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Columbia State Historic Park, 11255 Jackson St., Columbia. Free. 209-532-6604.
HARVEST FESTIVAL ▪ Saturday, Oct. 17
Pumpkin patch, pumpkin decorating contest, pumpkin carving, live local music, food, craft fair, chef demonstrations and classic car show. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Downtown Modesto. Free. 209-529-9303.
OKTOBERFEST ▪ Saturday, Oct. 17
Presented by Hermann Sons. Featuring German dinner, beer and dancing. 1-6 p.m. Eagles Hall, 126 Camellia Way, Modesto. $15. 209-524-1317 or 209-571-2667.
GOLD RUSH DAYS ▪ Saturday, Oct. 17
Local musicians, street vendors, Old West re-enactments, a miners’ encampment, a working replica of the Angels Brothers Trading Post tent, gold panning, children’s activities and a variety of foods and beverages. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Downtown Angels Camp. Free admission. 209-736-1333.
MODESTO WOMEN’S EXPO ▪ Sunday, Oct. 18
Speakers include Caterina Rando, Cathy Alessandra and Lisa Cole. Local speakers also planned along with exhibits, beauty and health services, demonstrations, fashion shows and more. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Modesto Centre Plaza, 1000 L St. $15. www.modestowomensexpo.com.
FOOD & FUN
SIERRA RAILROAD DINNER TRAIN ▪ Through Nov. 7
“Zombie Train: Evacuation,” a special effects, live-action adventure complete with zombies. $35 adults; $25 children 2-12. Sierra Railroad Golden Sunset and Daylight Trains, 330 S. Sierra Ave., Oakdale. 800-866-1690.
TURLOCK FARMERS MARKET ▪ Through October
Seasonal produce, fresh food highlighting local ingredients and hand-crafted items. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. Downtown Turlock, Main Street and Broadway. 209-225-8177.
PROMENADE FARMERS MARKET ▪ Through December
Local produce, market vendors. 7:30-11 a.m. Wednesdays. The Promenade, Yosemite Avenue and Paulson Road, Merced. Free. 209-389-4175.
LUAU AT THE LAKE ▪ Friday, Oct. 9
Benefit for the Merced County Arts Council and Multicultural Arts Center. Dinner, Tahitian dancers and rock ’n’ roll. 5:30-10:30 p.m. Lake Yosemite, Rotary Cove II. $35 per person. 209-388-1090, ext. 10.
WILD PLANET DAY ▪ Saturday, Oct. 10
Great Valley Museum sixth annual event with hands-on science activities, special appearances and planetarium shows, food, vendors. Fundraiser for Great Valley Museum. 10 a.m.-3p.m., Science Community Center, Modesto Junior College, 2201 Blue Gum Ave. $8, $20 family up to six, free age 5 and under; $5 additional for planetarium shows. 209-575-6196.
FIRE ICE AND MAGIC ▪ Saturday, Oct. 10
Parent Resource Center fundraiser featuring dinner, wine, music and silent auction. 6:30 p.m. Private residence. $75. 209-549-8193.
BIPPITY BOPPITY BUNCO ▪ Thursday, Oct. 15
McHenry Museum Guild fundraising Bunco with prizes and special drawing. Light supper refreshments. Reservations required. 6 p.m. McHenry Museum, 1402 I St., Modesto. $20. 209-678-8992.
HERMANN SONS OKTOBERFEST ▪ Saturday, Oct. 17
German dinner, beer and dancing from 1 to 6 p.m. at Eagles Hall, 126 Camellia Way, Modesto. $15 for food and festival. Food served 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. 209-571-2667 or 209-524-1317.
WILD WEST GALA – JEANS AND JEWELS ▪ Saturday, Oct. 17
Society for Disabilities fundraiser gala featuring dinner, live and silent auction, midway games, live music and dancing. 6-11 p.m. Durrer Barn, 3500 Dunn Road, Modesto. $100 per person. 209-524-3536.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST AND CRAFT FAIR ▪ Sunday, Oct. 18
Soroptimist International of Modesto 40th annual event. 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Masonic Center, 800 Rose Ave., Modesto. $6. 209-521-0609.
HALLOWEEN & HARVEST
DELL’OSSO FAMILY FARM ▪ Through Saturday, Oct. 31
The three corn mazes, pumpkin farm, zip lines, a mystery tour ride, bucking pumpkin ride, a 5,000-square-foot haunted castle and more.10 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. Dell’Osso Farms, 26 W. Stewart Road, Lathrop. Admission to the farm and parking are free; prices vary for attractions, including some that are free. www.pumpkinmaze.com.
FANTOZZI FARMS ▪ Through Saturday, Oct. 31
Corn mazes including haunted maze on Friday and Saturday nights from 7 p.m. until closing (take a flashlight). Other attractions include corn cannons, cow train rides, petting zoo, hayrides, corn seed pit, hay pyramids, picnic area and more. Parking and access to the pumpkin patch are free; various attraction tickets are $3-$12. 2665 Sperry Ave., Patterson. 209-892-2015;
R.A.M. FARMS PUMPKIN PATCH AND CORN MAZE ▪ Through Sunday, Nov. 1
Corn maze with freaky Flashlight Nights on Fridays and Saturdays are (take your own flashlights) beginning at dusk. Also on site are a hay maze, scary shed, sand box and tractor corral. Patch is free; attraction tickets are $6-$10. Open noon to dusk Mondays-Thursdays, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sundays. R.A.M. Farms Inc., 716 N. Daubenberger Road, Turlock. 209-668-2425. www.ramfarms.com.
HAUNTED EXPRESS ▪ Saturday, Oct. 17-Sunday, Nov. 1
Harvest Haunt Express runs weekends only at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park in Jamestown. Skeleton crew journeys through Gold Country. Upcoming weekends will be themed: Super Heroes, Oct. 17-18; Princesses and Pirates Oct. 24-25; and Wizards and Witches Oct. 21-Nov. 1. Trains run on Saturdays and Sundays on the hour from 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. $10-$15, free ages 5 and under. Railtown 1897 State Historic Park in Jamestown. 209-984-3953 or
ZOMBIE TRAIN EVACUATION ▪ Through Saturday, Nov. 7
Evacuate to safety aboard the Sierra Dinner Train in Oakdale as it takes passengers through a post-apocalyptic world desolated by infection and overrun by zombies. Trips run Fridays and Saturdays, expanding to daily Oct. 27-31 on the hour from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. $25-$45. sierradinnertrain.com.
DUTCH HOLLOW FARMS ▪ Through Sunday, Nov. 1
Large pumpkin patch, a picnic area, kids’ play area and farm animals. A maze, a corn maze with farm scene investigation game, along with hayrides, Farmer John’s Animal Area, jumping area, corn pit for kids to play in and more. Admission to the patch is free; $3 for farm area with activities and $5 for corn maze; $6 for activities and $10 season pass. and maze combo. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. 5101 Oakdale Road, Modesto. 209-541-7448.
RESENDIZ FARMS ▪ Through Saturday, Oct. 31
Pumpkin patch and hay maze daily, 7 a.m.-8 p.m., with more events on weekends, including pony rides, face painting, a kettle corn booth, games, train rides and a tricycle track. 4342 Geer Road, Hughson. 209-883-0100. resendizfruitbarn.com.
ZOMBIE WALK ▪ Saturday, Oct. 10
Fifth annual Zombie Walk and Food Drive. The family geared event features walkers from 4 to 7 p.m. at Courthouse Park and in the streets of the Mother Lode town. Kids games, music, a zombie photo booth, dance-off, costume contest and “Thriller” performance also are planned. Zombies are asked to take along nonperishable food items, supplies or cash for ATCAA Food Bank and the Human Society of Tuolumne County. www.zombiewalksonora.com.
ODDS & ENDS
FALL BAZAAR ▪ Friday-Saturday, Oct. 9-10
Annual fall bazaar featuring handmade crafts, candles, wreaths, baked goods and preserves. Hot lunch available to purchase. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Geneva Presbyterian Church, 1229 E. Fairmont Ave., Modesto. Free. 209- 524-6841.
GOLDEN HLLS CENTURY BICYCLE RIDE ▪ Saturday, Oct. 10
Presented by Stanislaus County Bicycle Club. Three different distances and routes. Ride benefits Second Harvest Food Bank. 7 a.m. Knights Ferry. www.stancobike.org.
HALLOWEEN HOME TOUR ▪ Saturday, Oct. 10
Omega Nu Halloween Home Tour featuring three decorated homes. $35. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Various locations. 209-606-9033.
TRUCK AND TRACTOR PULL ▪ Saturday, Oct. 10
Modesto Junior College agriculture and environmental science division annual event. 4:30 p.m. gates; 6 p.m. event. Modesto Junior College, Agriculture Center for Education Pavilion, West Campus, 2201 Blue Gum Ave. $10-$15. 209-575-6214.
GREAT VALLEY BOOKFEST ▪ Saturday, Oct. 10
Celebrate the fun of reading with author presentations, workshops, cooking demonstrations, parade and performances. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley, Highway 120 at Union Road, Manteca. www.greatvalleybookfest.org.
FAMILY FESTIVAL ▪ Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 10-11
Holy Family Church third annual event. Singers, bands, dancers, magician, clowns, food booths, kids zone and more. 3-10 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Holy Family Church, 4212 Dale Road, Modesto. 209-545-3553.
TRAP SHOOT COMPETITION ▪ Sunday, Oct. 11
Howard Training Center fifth annual “Aim to Fill the Need” fundraiser. Open competition for shooters in men’s, women’s and junior divisions. Lunch provided. Raffle prizes. 7:30 a.m. Escalon Sportsman’s Club, 25195 E. River Road, Escalon. $40. 209-593-5618.
SPRSI WHIST CARD PARTY ▪ Monday, Oct. 12
Refreshments and raffle. 1 p.m. St. Stanislaus church hall, Seventh and K streets, Modesto. $2. 209-529-4933.
SCIENCE COLLOQUIM ▪ Wednesday, Oct. 14
Denise Godbout-Avant presents “Hearing Health and Cochlear Implants.” Part of the MJC weekly Science Colloquium series. 3-4 p.m. Modesto Junior College, West Campus, Science Community Center, Room 115, 2201 Blue Gum Ave. Free. 209-529-5182.
WOOD COLONY FAIR AND COLONY TOUR ▪ Saturday, Oct. 17
Live music, Wood Colony marketplace, crafts; kid’s corral; carriage rides; tractor hay rides; antique farm equipment exhibit. Free. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Hart-Ransom School, 3930 Shoemake Road, Modesto. savewoodcolony.com.
AUTUMN HARVEST SIDEWALK SALE ▪ Saturday, Oct. 17
Butte Fire evacuees fundraiser. Music, crafts, more. Wine stroll 2-5 p.m.; event 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Historic Downtown Angels Camp.
SCIENCE COLLOQUIM ▪ Wednesday, Oct. 21
John Seager, president of Population Connection, presents “Human Population.” Part of the MJC weekly Science Colloquium series. 3-4 p.m. Modesto Junior College, West Campus, Science Community Center, Room 115, 2201 Blue Gum Ave. Free. 209-529-5182.
WHITEWATER RAFTING PROGRAM ▪ Thursday, Oct. 22
Featuring John Kramer of Sonora. 7 p.m. Tuolumne Utilities District Board Room, 18885 Nugget Road, Sonora.
YOUTH ENTERTAINMENT STAGE AUDITIONS ▪ Saturday, Oct. 10 and Wednesday, Oct. 14
YES Kids and Kidettes are seeking students in grades 1-8 for actors, singers, dancers for “Doctor Dolittle Jr.” No experience necessary; audition materials provided. 11 a.m. Oct. 10, Johansen High School, Vikings Den, 641 Norseman Drive, Modesto; 5 p.m. Oct. 14, Mildred Perkins multipurpose room, 3920 Bluebird Drive, Modesto. $200 tuition. 209-238-6850.