GALLO CENTER FOR THE ARTS
RAMON AYALA ▪ May 26
The “King of the Accordion,” musician, vocalist, and songwriter. 8 p.m. Mary Stuart Rogers Theater. $49-$99.
DAVE BENNETT ▪ May 27
Clarinet sensation’s tribute to Benny Goodman. 7 p.m. Mary Stuart Rogers Theater. $39-$49.
RECUERDOS DE MI MEXICO ▪ June 2
Folklorico dances from various states of Mexico. 7 p.m. Foster Theater. $10.
MSO: PLAY BALL! ▪ June 2-3
Modesto Symphony Orchestra Guest conductor Bob Bernhard and vocalists performing sports-themed classics. 8 p.m. June 2, 2 p.m. June 3. Mary Stuart Rogers Theater. $19-$92.
COMEDY FOR A CAUSE ▪ June 4
Featuring Billy Gardell presented by the Carlos Vieira Foundation to benefit Race For Autism. 7 p.m. Mary Stuart Rogers Theater. $55-$100.
“PIPPIN” ▪ June 7-8
Broadway musical classic. 7 p.m. Mary Stuart Rogers Theater. $39-$99.
The Gallo Center for the Arts is at 1000 I St., Modesto. Call 209-338-2100.
UKULELE JAM ▪ Ongoing
Funstrummers. Songbooks provided. 6 p.m. Tuesdays. Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1600 Carver Road, Modesto. Donation. 209-505-3216. www.Funstrummers.com.
UKULELE BEGINNERS ▪ Ongoing
Funstrummers. 6 p.m. Wednesdays. Lesson, play-along. First United Methodist Church, 850 16th St. at I Street. 209-505-3216. www.Funstrummers.com.
GOLDEN VALLEY CHORUS ▪ Ongoing
Men’s barbershop-style a cappella chorus rehearsals. 7-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Mancini Hall, 718 Tuolumne Blvd., Modesto. 209-524-6139.
MODESTO TRADITIONAL JAZZ SOCIETY ▪ Ongoing
June 18, The Cocuzzi Trio; July 16, B-Sharp & The Axxidentals; Aug. 20, Fulton Street Jazzz Band. 1 p.m. featured band. Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, 1612 Sisk Road, Modesto. $8-$12.
TURLOCK SUNSHINE STRUMMERS ▪ Ongoing
Brief ukulele lessons and tips. Other acoustic instruments welcome. 10 a.m.-noon Thursdays. Carnegie Arts Center, 250 N. Broadway, Turlock. Free. 209-634-3311 or 209-667-2272.
FUNSTRUMMERS UKULELE BAND ▪ Ongoing
ZYDECO DANCE PARTY ▪ May 27
BluesBox Bayou Band, dance lesson with Ted Sherrod. 7 p.m. doors open, 8:30 p.m. music. Eagles Hall, 126 Camellia Way, Modesto. $10. 209-526-3096.
MEMORIAL DAY GOSPEL FEST ▪ May 29
With Steve Weatherford, Herb Henry Family, Chordsmen, Bridge of Grace, Taylor Girls, Regents, Debt Free and The Premiers. 1-6 p.m. Connecting Point Nazarene Church, 3200 E. Monte Vista Ave., Denair. $13 advance; $16 at the door. 209-538-3838.
BIG BAND CONCERT ▪ May 31
7-9 p.m. Water Wheel Saloon and Pizza Parlor 22265 Parrot’s Ferry Road, Columbia. Free. 209-532-8822.
MOBAND ▪ June 8-July 13
Annual concerts in the park. June 8, Stax of Wax; June 15, Stage Struck; June 22, Ladies' Nite; June 29, Salute the U.S.A.; July 6, Summer of Love; July 13, Fun, Fun, Fun. 6:30-9 p.m. Mancini Hall at Graceada Park, Modesto. Free. www.mobaand.org.
JOURNEY REVISITED ▪ June 10
Journey tribute band . 6 p.m. doors, 7 p.m. show. The Portal, 1324 Coldwell Ave., Modesto. $10; bar proceeds benefit Hope Haven West. 209-402-7900.
MUSIC AT THE GMC: TRUE LIFE TRIO ▪ June 17
Vocal harmonies and rhythms from Eastern Europe, America and beyond. 7:30 p.m. Gottschalk Music Center, recital hall, 1502 E St., Modesto. $15; free age 12 and under. 209-543-5306. www.modestounplugged.com.
SWISS SINGING AND YODELING ▪ June 23-24
Festival grand concert, June 23, 7 p.m., Gallo Center for the Arts, 10th and I St. Modesto; Swiss Folk Festival, June 24, beginning at 10:45 a.m. San Joaquin Valley Swiss Club, Main Street and Manley Road, Ripon. $15.
THE STATE THEATRE
FILM: “A QUIET PERSON” ▪ May 26
Cynthia Nixon stars as Emily Dickinson. $8-$10.
FILM: “OBIT” ▪ May 26-June 2
Explores the team behind the New York Times obituary department, where the art of honoring death is far more centered on the celebration of life than perhaps we all may have thought. $8-$10.
FILM: “GOING IN STYLE” ▪ May 26-June 1
Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin team up as lifelong buddies and recent retirees. $8-$10.
FILM: “THE LOVERS” ▪ June 2-9
Funny look at love, fidelity, and family, starring Debra Winger and Tracy Letts. $8-$10.
FILM: “AMERICAN GRAFFITI” ▪ June 3
Annual screening for Graffiti Summer. 2 p.m. $3.
MORGAN JAMES ▪ June 8
Modesto-raised soul singer, songwriter, and Broadway chanteuse Morgan James performs. 7:30 p.m. $30-$50 at the door; advance discount tickets available.
The State Theatre is at 1307 J St., Modesto. Call 209-527-4697. www.thestate.org.
“THE FANTASTICKS” ▪ Through June 11
Musical where audience is asked to use their imagination into a world of moonlight and magic where a boy and a girl fall in love, grow apart and finally find their way back to each other. 7 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 2 or 7 p.m. Thursdays. Sierra Repertory Theatre’s East Sonora Theatre, 13891 Mono Way. $32-$37. 209-532-3120 or www.sierrarep.org
“EDUCATION RITA” ▪ May 26-June 25
Frank is a tutor of English, Rita a forthright hairdresser eager to learn. After weeks of cajoling, Rita slowly wins over the very hesitant Frank with her innate insight and refusal to accept no for an answer. 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m Sundays. Stage 3 Theatre Company, 208 S Green St., Sonora. $17-$25. www.stage3.org.
“BELIEVE” ▪ June 4
Center Stage Kids 10th anniversary show with current and past students. 2 and 7 p.m. Modesto Junior College Auditorium, 435 College Ave. $11-$26. www.centerstagekids.net.
“JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT” ▪ June 16-July 30
Sierra Repertory Theatre presents family musical. Fallon House Theatre, 11175 Washington St., Columbia. sierrarep.org.
ALOFT GALLERY 209-533-2781
Through May, Merla Frazey-Jordan. Wednesdays-Sundays 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 167 S. Washington St. Sonora.
ART SPACE ON MAIN ▪ 209-668-3958
Through June 23, Graduating Seniors Exhibition. 135 W. Main St., Turlock. www.csustan.edu/soa.
BARKIN’ DOG GRILL ▪ 209-572-2341
June 15, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. 940 11th St., Modesto.
BUILDING IMAGINATION CENTER ▪ 209-668-3958
Through June 23, Graduating Seniors Exhibition. 135 W. Main St., Turlock.
CAROLYN HUFF PHOTOGRAPHY ▪ 209-918-6627
Through May, Andrea Morris; June 15, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday. 1224 K St., Modesto.
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, STANISLAUS, ART GALLERY ▪ 209-668-3958
Through May 26, Graduating Seniors Exhibition. 1 University Circle, Turlock.
CENTRAL CALIFORNIA ART ASSOCIATION AND MISTLIN GALLERY ▪ 209-529-3369
Through June 2, Central California Art Showcase in conjunction with Carnegie Arts Center. June 15, 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. ccaagallery.org.
CHARTREUSE MUSE GALLERY AND ART SCHOOL ▪ 209-522-0935
June 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.
CHE’ROOT CIGAR LOUNGE ▪ 209-492-9141
June 15, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. 915 10th St., Modesto.
DOWNTOWN MODESTO ▪ 209-529-9303
June 15, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m.
DOWNTOWN TINKERTANK ▪ 209 661-9390
June 15, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. 1003 12th St., Modesto.
DOWNTOWN TURLOCK ▪ 209-632-5761
Aug. 10, Nov. 9, Evening art walks several arts venues and businesses. 6-9 p.m.
GUSTINE MUSEUM ▪ 209-854-6455
Gustine Museum Historical Society presents “A Record of Time – Clocks and Calendars.” 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.
MERCED MULTICULTURAL ARTS CENTER ▪ 209-388-1090
Through June 15, “California Centered: Printmaking Exhibition”. Gallery hours: 11 a.m. -6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. 645 W. Main St..
PEER RECOVERY ART PROJECT ▪ 209-581-1695
June 15, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 1222 J St., Modesto. www.peerrecoveryartproject.org.
PRESERVATION COFFEE AND TEA ▪
June 15, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. 1030 J. St., Modesto. www.preservationcoffee.com.
REMEMBER WHEN ▪ 209-544-1385
Ongoing artists exhibit. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. 1031 W. Orangeburg Ave., Modesto.
SONORA JOE’S ▪ 209-533-4455
Through June 3, Patrick Michael Karnahan’s paintings of Jamestown’s historic Sierra Railroad. 140 South Washington St., Sonora
STILL SMOKING ▪ 209-574-0681
June 15, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. 1313 J St., Modesto. stillsmokingstore.tripod.com.
TURLOCK ART GALLERY ▪ 209-634-8911
Ongoing, “Rhett Regina Owings: Monterey Coast.” Gallery hours: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays; 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Fridays. 132 S. Center St., Turlock.
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.
CARNEGIE ARTS CENTER
INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCING ▪ Ongoing
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.
“CALIFORNIA ART SHOWCASE” ▪ Through June 2
Collaborative juried exhibition with Modesto’s Mistlin Gallery featuring 162 works in a variety of mediums.
“INSPIRED ABSTRACTION” ▪ Through July 23
Works by Central Valley artists Katherine Crinklaw, Sharon Maney LoManto and Nic Webber. Frees artists’ reception May 1, 6-8 p.m. In the Lobby Gallery.
FAMILY FRIDAY ▪ June 9
Let’s Go to the Art Show reception for Ready, Set, Show! Children’s Art Exhibit with refreshments and activities. 7-8:30 p.m. Free
“READY, SET, SHOW” ▪ June 9-July 30
Children ages 5-18 present their creative work to the public in the Carnegie’s Ferrari Gallery. Free.
SUNDAY ARTS LECTURES ▪ June 11
Panel of authors discuss their artistic process in the creation of children’s books. 2 p.m. Free
The Carnegie Arts Center is at 250 N. Broadway, Turlock. Call 209-632-5761.
CHICKEN RANCH ▪ 800-752-4646
16929 Chicken Ranch Road, Jamestown. 209-984-4806. www.chickenranchcasino.com.
THUNDER VALLEY ▪ 877-468-8777
1200 Athens Ave., Lincoln. www.thundervalleycasino.com.
JACKSON RANCHERIA ▪ 800-822-9466
12222 New York Ranch Road, Jackson.
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
May 26, Shenandoah; May 27, Decoy; June 1, Alfred Robles; June 2, Rockin’ Down the Highway; June 3, Bobby Zoppi & the Corduroys; June 8, Cottonwood Creek; June 9, Zydeco Flames; June 10, CheeseballsJune 16, The Roadside Flares; June 17, Lucky Devils Band; June 22, Wolf Hamlin and the Front Porch Drifters; June 23, Journey Revisited. 19400 Tuolumne Road N., Tuolumne.
CHUKCHANSI GOLD ▪ 866-794-6946
711 Lucky Lane, Coarsegold.
FESTIVALS & FAIRS
MARIPOSA ART & WINE FESTIVAL ▪ May 27
Artists present a variety of wares while winemakers offer a taste of the region. Food and entertainment also planned. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mariposa County Courthouse lawn, 5088 Bullion St., Mariposa. www.mariposarotary.org.
SPRING PEDDLERS FAIRE ▪ May 27-28
More than antiques, collectibles, handcrafted items, foods, vintage jewelry and more. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. both days. Free. Downtown Arnold. www.gocalaveras.com.
PATTERSON APRICOT FIESTA ▪ June 2-4
47th annual celebration with an antique farm equipment show, downtown vendors, food booths, parade at 10 a.m. on Saturday, kids games, historical displays and live entertainment. Fireworks at dusk on Saturday. 5-11 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Downtown Patterson.
FOOD & FUN
SIERRA RAILROAD DINNER TRAIN ▪ Ongoing
Sunset dinner and Wild West trains, Sunday brunch trains. Sierra Railroad Golden Sunset and Daylight Trains, 330 S. Sierra Ave., Oakdale. Call or check website for times and prices. 800-866-1690.
VFW BREAKFAST ▪ Ongoing
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3199. 7-11 a.m. first and third Sundays of month. Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall, 2801 W. Hatch Road, Modesto. $8. 209-537-3360.
VFW DINNER ▪ Ongoing
Friday night dinner by VFW Post 3199. 4-7 p.m. Fridays. Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall-Modesto, 2801 W. Hatch Road. $6-$10. 209-537-3360.
HISTORY CENTER BREAKFAST ▪ Ongoing
Presented by Northern Mariposa County History Center. 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, 12455 W. Ripon Road, Ripon. 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. 12455 W. Ripon Road, Ripon. 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, 1405 E. Linwood Ave., Turlock. $2-$6.50. 209-668-9710.
LIVINGSTON VFW HAMBURGER NIGHTS ▪ Ongoing
Livingston VFW monthly hamburger night. 5-7 p.m. last Thursdays. Livingston Veterans Memorial Hall, 1605 Seventh St. $2-$4.50. 209-394-2059. www.vfwlivingston.com.
MERCED CERTIFIED FARMERS MARKET ▪ Ongoing
Year-round. 8 a.m.-noon. Saturdays. 16th Street and Canal, Merced. 209-389-4175.
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
Salad bar, no-host bar. Hosted by the Fraternal Order of Eagles. 5 p.m. social; 7 p.m. dinner first Fridays. Eagles Hall, 126 Camellia Way, Modesto. $12. 209-577-2298.
KNIGHTS FERRY BREAKFAST ▪ Ongoing
8 a.m.-noon first Sundays. IOOF Hall, Main Street, Knights Ferry. $5.
TURLOCK SONS IN RETIREMENT LUNCH ▪ Ongoing
Monthly luncheon. 11:15 a.m. third Wednesdays. Denair Community Center, 3850 N. Gratton Road. 209-632-0011.
ODD FELLOWS BREAKFAST ▪ Ongoing
8-11 a.m. second Sundays. Odd Fellows Hall, 30018 Yosemite Blvd., La Grange. $6. 209-853-2128
SENIOR BREAKFAST CLUB ▪ Ongoing
Social club for seniors age 65-plus. 8-8:30 a.m. Sundays. Perko’s, 3848 McHenry Ave., Modesto. 209-576-0279.
MODESTO FARMERS MARKET ▪ Ongoing
8 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays. 16th Street, between H and I streets. Free. 209-605-8536.
COLUMBIA FARMERS MARKET ▪ Ongoing
5 p.m. Thursdays. Main Street, Columbia State Historic Park. Free 209-499-8273.
CHILI COOK OFF ▪ May 27
Twain Harte Area Chamber of Commerce event with cook off and children’s activities. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Meadow Plaza, Twain Harte www.twainhartecc.com.
SOS 60TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION ▪ June 3
Live music by Flying Blind. 6 p.m. cocktails, 7 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. dancing. SOS Club, 819 Sunset Ave., Modesto. $40.
SOS 60TH ANNIVERSARY PICNIC/OPEN HOUSE ▪ June 4
Open to the public; no outside food or alcohol. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. SOS Club, 819 Sunset Ave., Modesto.
SPRING LUNCHEON AND TABLE VIEWING ▪ June 7-8
More than 30 tables decorated by Modesto Garden Club. Viewing will be both days, luncheon on Thursday, June 8, only. 1-7 p.m. June 7, $10. 10:30 a.m. June 8, $35 with required. Del Rio Country Club, 901 Stewart Road, Modesto 209-523-1420 or modestogardenclub.org.
THE PARTY ▪ June 10
Dinner and dancing to The Groove Doctors, auctions. Benefits Calaveras Mentoring Foundation. 5-10 p.m. Dove Hill Ranch, 3874 Highway 49, Angels Camp. $75 May 15, $100 after. 209-736-7706 or www.calaverasmentoring.org
“BOOTS AND BLING” ▪ June 17
Benefit for Humane Society of Stanislaus County. Barbecue dinner, casino, live music by Yard Dogs. 6-11 p.m. Durrer Barn, Modesto. $65, 21 and over only. 209-550-7387.
SUMMER CELEBRATION ▪ Through August
Classic cars, Hula Hoop contests, karaoke and root beer floats served by car hops on roller skates. Friday-Saturday evenings. A&W Root Beer, 1404 G. St., Modesto.
CLASSIC CAR SHOW ▪ Through August
Wednesday evenings. Velvet Creamery, 2204 McHenry Ave.: Classic car show, activities, raffles.
“AMERICAN GRAFFITI” ▪ June 3
Screening of George Lucas’ coming-of-age film. 2 p.m. State Theatre, 1307 J St. Tickets $3. For more, call 209-527-4697.
GRAFFITI CLASSIC CAR SHOW ▪ June 4
Modesto Area Street Rod Association’s 12th annual event with Hot Rods Band, raffle drawings all day, dignitary awards and trophy sponsor awards. Also celebrating 50 years of the Camaro. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. McHenry Village Shopping Center. 209-521-6607 or visit www.modestoasra.com.
MID-VALLEY CHEVY CLUB ▪ June 5-8
Free car shows daily from 5 to 8 p.m. at different locations. Monday: American Chevrolet, 4742 McHenry Ave.; Tuesday: Vintage Faire Mall, 3401 Dale Road; Wednesday: 10th Street Plaza, 1010 10th St., downtown Modesto (cars staged in the parking lot at 11th and K streets); Thursday: Cool Hand Luke’s, 2502 Patterson Road, Riverbank. 209-499-2163 or visit www.midvalleychevy.com.
GRAFFITI CRUISE ROUTE PRESENTATION ▪ June 7
Legends of the Cruise Route presentation honors new inductees into the Walk of Fame. 7-10 p.m., 10th Street Plaza, 1010 10th St. www.modestocruiseroute.com
AMERICAN GRAFFITI CAR SHOW & FESTIVAL ▪ June 9-11
North Modesto Kiwanis Club annual event celebrates Graffiti Summer. Parade on Friday, June 9, at 6:30 p.m. from downtown Modesto to McHenry Avenue featuring “American Graffiti” stars Candy Clark, Bo Hopkins; custom car builder Gene Winfield. Car Show & Festival Saturday, June 10, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, June 11, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Municipal Golf Course, 400 Tuolumne Blvd., Modesto, $10, free age under 12. www.americangraffitifestival.com; www.northmodestokiwanis.org.
MODESTO NUTS GRAFFITI NIGHT ▪ June 10
Modesto Nuts take on the Stockton Ports; also classic cars, 1950s-’60s music, root beer floats and contests. Game time 7:05 p.m., fireworks after the game. John Thurman Field, 601 Neece Drive. www.modestonuts.com or 209-529-0366.
THE DOO WOP PROJECT ▪ June 10
BACK TO GRAFFITI AT THE FRUIT YARD ▪ June 17
Classic car show commemorates George Lucas’ “American Graffifi.” With raffle prizes, music, vendors and more. 9 a.m. The Fruit Yard, 7948 Yosemite Blvd., Modesto. Free. 209-577-3093.
“GREASE” SINGALONG ▪ June 17
Film screening with giveaways, drink specials, contests and prizes. 3 p.m. State Theatre, 1307 J St. Tickets $5. 209-527-4697.
ROD AND CUSTOM CAR SHOW ▪ June 25
Classic cars and hot rods. Music, food and beverages available for purchase including breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. Proceeds benefit Modesto Elks. Free admission. Car show starts at 9 a.m., awards presented at 3 p.m. Elks Lodge, 645 Charity Way. 209-529-0366.
ODDS & ENDS
RAILTOWN 1897 TRAIN RIDES ▪ Ongoing
Excursion rides on Saturdays and Sundays. South Fifth Avenue at Reservoir Road, Jamestown. $15 adults; $10 6-17; free under 6 and members. 209-984-3953. www.railtown1897.org.
CLASSIC AIRCRAFT DISPLAYS ▪ Ongoing
Sponsored by the Commemorative Air Force. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. second Saturdays. Modesto Airport, 700 Tioga Drive, Hangar 1, Modesto. 209-526-5868.
AIRCRAFT DISPLAY ▪ Ongoing
9 a.m.-2 p.m. fourth Saturdays. Turlock Municipal Airport, 13602 Newport Road, Turlock. 209-620-6312.
AIRPLANE EXHIBIT ▪ Ongoing
10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. Castle Air Museum, 5050 Santa Fe Drive, Atwater. $12 adults; $8 seniors; $5 youths 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.
OAKDALE WOMEN’S CLUB ▪ Ongoing
Meeting and lunch open to all women in the valley. First Tuesdays, noon-2:30 p.m. Oakdale Country Club, North Stearns Road, Oakdale. $16. 209-606-7727.
SWEAT FITNESS ▪ Ongoing
Variety of fitness classes including senior classes and beginning line dancing. No registration or membership required. Monday-Friday; call for times. Centenary Methodist Church, 1911 Toyon Ave., Modesto. Donation. 209-988-5655.
TOASTMASTERS SUPPER CLUB ▪ Ongoing
For speakers of all levels. 7 p.m. Tuesdays. Denny’s, 1525 McHenry Ave. Modesto.
ST. ANDREWS SOCIETY ▪ Ongoing
7 p.m. fourth Tuesdays. Denny’s, 1525 McHenry Ave., Modesto.
IRISH CULTURAL SOCIETY MONTHLY MEETING ▪ Ongoing
7 p.m. third Fridays. Denny’s, 1525 McHenry Ave., Modesto.
TOASTMASTERS ▪ Ongoing
Toastmasters club Daybreakers 1388. 6:15-7:20 a.m. second, third and fourth Wednesdays. Denny’s, 1525 McHenry Ave., Modesto. www.toastmasters.org.
THE JOB CIRCLE ▪ Ongoing
Modesto Sound offers audio technician training classes for those 13 and older. Work with musicians; hands-on learning live sound, recording bands, producing, mastering, electronics. Call or email for times. Modesto Sound, 110 Santa Barbara Ave., Modesto. $200 (scholarships available). 209-573-0533. firstname.lastname@example.org. www.modestosound.org.
TALK OF THE TOWN TOASTMASTERS ▪ Ongoing
7 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays. Samaritan Village, 7700 Fox Road, Hughson. 209-384-7128 or 209-631-9458.
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, Modesto. Free. 209-523-2800.
TOASTMASTERS WINNING WITH WORDS ▪ Ongoing
Noon-1 p.m. second and fourth Mondays. Fuddruckers, 3848 McHenry Ave., Modesto. 209-390-6607.
SUPER SINGLES ▪ Ongoing
Valley Super Singles weekly social time for singles age 50 and older. 5:30 p.m. first and third Fridays. Bel Piatto Restaurant, 1000 Kansas Ave., Modesto. 209-883-2685.
CENTRAL CALIFORNIA CAGE BIRD CLUB ▪ Ongoing
Third Sunday. 1 p.m. Stanislaus County Agricultural Center, 3800 Cornucopia Suite B, Modesto.
BUNKO NITE ▪ Ongoing
Presented by Oakdale Grange No. 435. Food and drink free. 7-9:30 p.m. second Fridays. Oakdale Grange Hall, Lambuth and F streets. $10. 209-556-8524 or 209-838-7421.
MODESTO REPUBLICAN WOMEN FEDERATED ▪ Ongoing
Lunch and speaker, open to women and men. Second Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The Seasons, 945 McHenry Ave., Modesto. Lunch $16. 209-567-3399.
WRITERS GROUP MEETING ▪ Ongoing
Sonora Writers Group. 10:30 a.m. second Saturdays. Call for location. 209-734-8097.
GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY ▪ Ongoing
Society meets to instruct, inform and educate members in the techniques of research. 7 p.m. third Tuesdays. Trinity Presbyterian Church, Telle Center, 1600 Carver Road, Modesto. 209-526-5009.
CAMELLIA SOCIETY ▪ Ongoing
Monthly meeting. 1:30 p.m. second Sundays. Seventh-day Adventist Church, Fellowship Hall, 16th and G streets, Modesto. Free. 209-522-0147.
BENEFIT SPRING BOUTIQUE ▪ May 27
Local home-crafted, vintage goods and vendors. Vendor fees benefit Interfaith Ministries. 2-6 p.m. One Church, 2361 Scenic Drive, Modesto. 209-572-3117.
MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY ▪ May 29
Modesto American Legion Post 74 and Veterans Organizations of Stanislaus County public ceremony. Presentation of Colors by the California National Guard, flag pole ceremony by California State Honor Guard, wreath ceremony and white dove release. Music by 191st Army Band (Band of the West) and Golden Valley Chorus. Steve Trapp re-enacts “Table Set for One.” 1 p.m. Lakewood Memorial Park, 900 Santa Fe Ave., Hughson.
MEMORIAL DAY SALUTE TO OUR HEROES ▪ May 29
City of Riverbank celebration with speakers, prayer, Presentation of Colors, laying of the wreath at the wall, music and light refreshments. 11:30 a.m. Veterans Memorial Wall at the Community Center, 3600 Santa Fe St., Riverbank. 209-863-7122.
WARNING SIGNS OF ALZHEIMER’S ▪ June 1
Workshop. Noon-1:30 p.m. Sutter Gould Medical Foundation, 1700 McHenry Ave., Modesto. Registration required.
CERES RELAY FOR LIFE ▪ June 3
Games, vendors, food and entertainment. 9 a.m.-midnight. Ceres High School, 2320 Central Ave.
ALL-CHURCH SALE ▪ June 3
Thousands of items at indoor-outdoor, one-day sale. Plus food booth. Centenary Church, McHenry at Norwegian avenues, Modesto. 209-527-5441.
LECTURE: “GOLD RUSH MEDICINE” ▪ June 4
Using historical diaries and letters to bring the past alive Dr. Bob LaPerriere will explore illnesses, diseases and accidents that afflicted early pioneers. 2-3 p.m. Angels Camp Museum, 753 S. Main St. $10.
FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS EXPO ▪ June 7
Community Resources for those age 50 and up sponsored by Tuolumne County Commission on Aging. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Mother Lode Fairgrounds, Sonora. Free. 209-536-2622 or coasenior.com.
TWAIN HARTE COMMUNITY YARD DALE ▪ June 10
8 a.m.-4 p.m. Twain Harte Area Chamber of Commerce, 23000 Meadow Lane. 209-598-4482.
STUDIO 49 FIBER ARTS GROUP ▪ June 10
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuolomne County Library, Sonora. 209-533-0593.
MOTHER LODE WEAVERS AND SPINNERS GUILD ▪ June 13
10 a.m. Clubhouse at Rambling Hills Estates, 23732 Parrotts Ferry Road, Columbia. www.mlwsguild.org.
RIVERBANK GOLDEN AGERS ▪ Ongoing
Dancing and socializing. Different themes monthly. 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Riverbank Community Center, 3600 Santa Fe St. $4 members; $6 nonmembers; $12 annual membership. 209-521-7194.
TURLOCK SENIOR CENTER DANCE ▪ Ongoing
7:30-10 p.m. Wednesdays. Turlock Senior Center, 1191 Cahill St.
VALLEY SUPER SINGLES ▪ Ongoing
Social time for singles age 50 and older. 5:30 p.m. first and third Fridays. Bel Piatto Restaurant, 1000 Kansas Ave., Modesto. 209-883-2685.
FOREVER YOUNG DANCE CLUB ▪ Ongoing
Dance on Tuesdays, second Fridays. First-time guests are free. 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesdays; 7-10 p.m. second Fridays. 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
Monthly dances. 7-10 p.m. second Saturdays. Odd Fellows Hall, 6941 Hughson Ave., Hughson. $5 members; $7 nonmembers. 209-614-8048.
ROUND ROBINS ▪ Ongoing
7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Oakdale Grange Hall, Lambuth and F streets. $4. 209-526-4452.
TURLOCK STEPPIN PARDS ▪ Ongoing
Square dance club workshop nights. 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays. American Legion Hall, 75 Bothun Road, Turlock. 209-996-0844. www.facebook.com/turlock.steppinpards.
SENIOR CITIZENS DANCE AND POTLUCK ▪ Ongoing
Potluck meal with prizes. 6 p.m. second Fridays; 1 p.m. fourth Sundays. Hughson Senior Center, 2307 Fourth St. $2 door; $8 membership. 209-538-0362.
SKIRTS N’ FLIRTS SQUARE DANCE CLUB ▪ Ongoing
Workshop Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. Dances 7 p.m. Saturdays. Open to singles, couples and children ages 8 and up. 7 p.m. Oakdale Grange Hall, Lambuth and F streets. 209-556-8524 or 209-681-2699.
MODESTO TANGO ▪ Ongoing
Argentine tango practice. Socialize and practice your tango. 8-10 p.m. Tuesdays. Urbano California Grill, 1016 H St., Modesto. Free. 209-522-1571. www.modestotango.com.
MERCED SHAKESPEAREFEST AUDITIONS ▪ May 27
Needed for “Illyria,” comedians, lovers and singers. 11 a.m. MAC, 645 W. Main St., Merced. 209-723-3265.