GALLO CENTER FOR THE ARTS
“A RAISIN IN THE SUN” ▪ Feb. 15-17
Sankofa Theatre Company joins the Gallo Center in a co-production of Lorraine Hansberry’s landmark drama. 7:30 p.m. $15-$25.
“THE CHOIR OF MAN” ▪ Feb. 16
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A pint-filled good time set in a working pub that combines harmonies, dance and live percussion with choreography. 8 p.m. $39-$89.
EVERLY BROTHERS EXPERIENCE ▪ Feb. 17
Brothers Dylan and Zachary Zmed celebrate the music of Everly Brothers. 3 p.m. $19-$49.
“THE UGLY DUCKLING” ▪ Feb. 19
Using the electroluminescent puppetry, music ranging from classical to jazz to pop and choreography, a classic children’s tale comes to life on stage 6:30 p.m. $12-$20.
THE CHIEFTANS ▪ Feb. 22
Paddy Moloney and The Chieftains have been recognized for reinventing traditional Irish music on a contemporary and international scale. 8 p.m. $29-$79.
AILEY II ▪ Feb. 23
Renowned for merging the spirit and energy of the country’s best young dance talent. 8 p.m. $25-$75
The Gallo Center for the Arts is at 1000 I St., Modesto. Call 209-338-2100.
UKULELE PLAY ALONG ▪ Ongoing
Funstrummers. 10:45 a.m.-noon Mondays. Modesto Senior Center, Bodem and Scenic. Free for seniors. 209-505-3216. www.Funstrummers.com.
UKULELE JAM ▪ Ongoing
Funstrummers. Songbooks provided. 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays. Trinity Telle Classrooms, 1600 Carver Road, Modesto. Donation. 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.
RIVER LIGHTS CHORUS ▪ Ongoing
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
MUSIC AT THE FRUIT YARD ▪ Ongoing
Thursdays and Fridays, Sandy Maule. The Fruit Yard, 7948 Yosemite Blvd. Modesto. www.thefruityard.com
THE MODESTO TRADITIONAL JAZZ SOCIETY ▪ Ongoing
Jan. 20, Bob(s) & Friends Jazz Band. 1 p.m. Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, 1612 Sisk Road, Modesto. $8-$12. modestojazz.com
MUSIC AT THE BARKIN’ DOG ▪ Through Feb. 23
Feb. 15, Pryor Engagement with Johnathan Pryor; Feb. 16, The Taillights; Feb. 21, 21 Modesto Art Walk; Feb. 22, 22 David Dow and Friends; Feb. 23, Alrisk. 7-10pm. Barkin’ Dog Grill, 940 11th St., Modesto. 209-572-2341.
COLUMBIA JAZZ ARTIST SERIES ▪ Through April 14
March 1-2, Vocal Jazz Festival featuring Kenny Washington, Matt Falker and Barbara Morrison; April 14, Johnny Valdes. 3 p.m. Columbia College Dogwood Theater.
PIN-UPS ON TOUR: OPERATION MODESTO ▪ Feb. 15
Vintage burlesque & variety show supports hospitalized veterans that recreates the bawdy fun of vaudevillian theaters during and post-WWII. 8 p.m. VFW Post 3199, 2801 W Hatch Road. Free for veterans, $20 general advance, $25 door, reserved seating $35-$50.
DON GATO LATIN BAND ▪ Feb. 16
Part of the Red Tie Arts Winter Nights at the Museum series. 7:30 p.m. McHenry Museum, 1402 I St., Modesto. $25-$35. www.redtiearts.org.
FACULTY RECITAL ▪ Feb. 22
Modesto Junior College Friends of Music benefit for MJC music student scholarships. 7 p.m. Music Recital Hall, East Campus, 435 College Ave. Modesto. $10-$12. 209-575-6776.
CARAVANSERAI ▪ Feb. 23
Santana tribute band. 8 p.m. West Side Theater, 1331 Main St., Newman. $20-$25. www.westsidetheatre.org.
MUSIC AT THE BRAVE BULL ▪ March 2-April 13
March 2, “Voodoo Killer”; April 13, “Tractor boy” and “Rob Hill.” 9:30-11 p.m. 701 S. 9th St, Modesto. $3 cover.
STAN STATE JAZZ FESTIVAL ▪ March 8-9
SCMEA High School Honor Jazz Band on March 8; Etienne Charles on trumpet on March 9. Call for details and tickets. 209-667-3958.
“CLARA, THE WOMAN IN THE MIDDLE” ▪ March 9
The first Grace Lieberman Cabaret Series Concert at Mistlin Gallery. Pianist Karolina Syrovatkova will perform “Clara,” engaging the audience as Clara Schumann, the 19th century pianist, wife of Robert Schumann and muse of Johannes Brahms. Champagne and desserts. A fundraiser for the gallery. 7-10 p.m. Mistlin Gallery, 1015 J St., Modesto. $20-$50.
VOENA ▪ March 10
Children’s chorus. Part of the Sunday Afternoons at CBS series. 3 p.m. Congregation Beth Shalom, 1705 Sherwood Ave., Modesto. $10-$25. sundaysatcbs.com.
TAM-TAM TALENT SHOW ▪ April 6
6 p.m. Turlock Community Theatre, 1574 E Canal Drive. 7:30 p.m. $15-$20 www.turlocktheatre.org
INCENDIO ▪ March 10
Flamenco jazz. Part of the Sunday Afternoons at CBS series. 3 p.m. Congregation Beth Shalom, 1705 Sherwood Ave., Modesto. $10-$25. sundaysatcbs.com.
THE STATE THEATRE
OSCAR SHORTS – LIVE ACTION ▪ Feb. 15-20
Oscar-Nominated short films. $9.
FILM: “GREEN BOOK” ▪ Feb. 15-28
When Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen) is hired to drive black pianist Don Shirley on a concert tour to the Deep South, they must rely on “The Green Book” to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African-Americans. $9-$11.
FILM: “THE WIFE” ▪ Feb. 15-21
After nearly 40 years of marriage, Joan and Joe Castleman (Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce) are complements. $9-$11.
OSCAR SHORTS – ANIMATION ▪ Feb. 16-21
Oscar-Nominated short films. $9.
MODESTO MARATHON MOVIE & WINE NIGHT ▪ Feb. 16
Featuring two short documentaries, “Diamond to the Rough,” which follows the journey of former Major League Baseball player Eric Byrnes from the diamond to the trails of the 2016 Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run; and “Running Across California,” featuring a young “no-name runner” who tries to break the record for the fastest known time a woman has ever run across the state. Q&A with cast members will follow the films. Appetizers, wines, silent auction, drawing. 4 p.m. $25 advance, $30 door.
FILM: “HAROLD AND MAUDE” ▪ Feb. 17
The Modesto Film Society presents story of Harold (Bud Cort), a young man obsessed with death, who enters an unlikely relationship with septuagenarian Maude (Ruth Gordon). 2 p.m. $8.
FILM: “BLACK PANTHER” ▪ Feb. 20
Follows T’Challa who, after the events of “Captain America: Civil War,” returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to take his place as King. $9-$11.
FILM: “CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?” ▪ Feb. 22-28
Melissa McCarthy stars as Lee Israel, the best-selling celebrity biographer (and cat lover). When Lee found herself unable to get published she turned her art form to deception. $9-$11.
FILM: “THE FAVOURITE” ▪ Feb. 22-28
Early 18th century England is at war with the French. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah Churchill (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant Abigail Masham (Emma Stone) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. $9-$11.
FILM: “LORDS OF CHAOS” ▪ Feb. 22
17-year-old Euronymous is determined to escape his traditional upbringing and becomes fixated on creating “true Norwegian black metal” with his band Mayhem. He mounts shocking publicity stunts to put the band’s name on the map. $9-$11.
RED CARPET PARTY ▪ Feb. 24
Watch the Oscars on the big screen. Dinner catered by Thomas Lopes, owner of Fuzio Universal Bistro, 4-5 p.m. Doors, dinner and live broadcast starting at 4 p.m. $25.
FILM: “WEED THE PEOPLE” ▪ Feb. 27
With a live Q&A with the doctor in the film as well as Jason David of Modesto’s Jayden’s Journey. Looks at anti-cancer properties of cannabis and the desperate parents who obtain cannabis oil from underground sources to save their children from childhood cancers. 7 p.m. $15.
The State Theatre is at 1307 J St., Modesto. Call 209-527-4697. www.thestate.org.
“THE WIZARD OF OZ” ▪ Through March 3
The story of Dorothy and her journey through the land of Oz. 7:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. Playhouse Merced sponsored by UC Merced. Playhouse Merced, 452 W. Main St. 209-725-8587. $10-$22.
“A CHORUS LINE” ▪ Through March 24
Sierra Repertory Theatre presents the Broadway hit musical. 2 p.m. Wednesdays-Thursdays and Saturdays-Sundays; 7 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays. East Sonora Theatre, 13891 Mono Way, Sonora. $20-$32. www.sierrarep.org.
“THE FLICK” ▪ Feb. 22-March 10
In a run-down movie theater in central Massachusetts, three underpaid employees mop the floors and attend to one of the last 35-millimeter film projectors in the state. A hilarious and heart-rending cry for authenticity in a fast-changing world. 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. Prospect Theater Project, 1214 K St., Modesto. $10-$25. prospecttheaterproject.org.
“GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER” ▪ April 26-May 19
A progressive white couple’s proud liberal sensibilities are put to the test when their daughter brings her black fiancé home to meet them. 2 p.m. Wednesdays-Thursdays and Saturdays-Sundays; 7 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays. East Sonora Theatre, 13891 Mono Way, Sonora. $20-$25. www.sierrarep.org.
“SONS OF THE PROPHET” ▪ May 3-16
If to live is to suffer, then Joseph Douaihy is more alive than most. With unexplained chronic pain and the fate of his reeling family on his shoulders, Joseph’s health, sanity, and insurance premium are on the line. 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. Prospect Theater Project, 1214 K St., Modesto. $10-$25. prospecttheaterproject.org.
“A WALK IN THE WOODS” ▪ July 19-Aug. 4
The place is a “pleasant woods on the outskirts of Geneva,” where two superpower arms negotiators, a Russian and an American, meet informally after long, frustrating hours at the bargaining table. 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. Prospect Theater Project, 1214 K St., Modesto. $10-$25. prospecttheaterproject.org.
ART AROUND TOWN ▪ 209-632-5761
Feb. 14, Art Walk in downtown Turlock, 5-8 p.m.
ART TIME & SIP WINE STUDIOS ▪ 209-777-0129
Feb. 21, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. 920 16th St., Modesto.
BARKIN’ DOG GRILL ▪ 209-572-2341
Feb. 21, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. 940 11th St., Modesto.
CAROLYN HUFF PHOTOGRAPHY ▪ 209-918-6627
Through March, landscape and portrait artwork of Carolyn Huff. Feb. 21, 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.
CENTRAL CALIFORNIA ART ASSOCIATION AND MISTLIN GALLERY ▪ 209-529-3369
Through March 1, “Best of the Best: fotoModesto” with artist reception 6-9 p.m. Feb. 21. Feb. 21, 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
Feb. 21, 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.
DELICATO FAMILY VINEYARDS ▪ 209-824-3678
Through Feb. 22, Dorothy Indelicato Fine Art Show. 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily. 12001 South Highway 99, Manteca.
DOUBLETREE BY HILTON MODESTO ▪ 209-526-6000
Feb. 21, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. 1150 9th St., Modesto. modestoartwalk.com.
DOWNTOWN MODESTO ▪ 209-529-9303
Feb. 21, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. modestoartwalk.com.
DOWNTOWN TURLOCK ▪ 209-632-5761
Nov. 8, Art Around Town art walk. 5-8 p.m.
GUSTINE MUSEUM ▪ 209-854-6455
Gustine Museum Historical Society presents “Boxes, Bags and Buttons, Oh My!” 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 ▪ 209-495-4620
Ongoing, 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.
MODESTO JUNIOR COLLEGE ART GALLERY ▪ 209-575-6075
Through March 7, 1971-1974 lithographs by R.C. Gorman, with public reception 5:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 21. Monday through Thursday. East Campus, 435 College Ave., Modesto. Free.
PRESERVATION COFFEE AND TEA ▪
Feb. 21, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. 1030 J. St., Modesto. www.preservationcoffee.com.
RALSTON’S GOAT ▪ 209-549-9413
Feb. 21, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. 1001 10th St., Modesteo. modestoartwalk.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.
STANISLAUS FAMILY JUSTICE CENTER ▪ 209-525-5130
Feb. 21, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. 1418 J St., Modesto.
STILL SMOKING ▪ 209-574-0681
Feb. 21, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. 1313 J St., Modesto.
TRESETTI’S WORLD CAFFE ▪ 209-572-2990
Feb. 21, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. 927 11th St., Modesto.
TREWIN FRAMERY ▪ 209-818-6004
Through Jan. 7, “Pursuit of Light X” by Chella. Reception 5-8 p.m. Thursday Dec. 5170 Pentecost Drive, Suite 1, Modesto.
UNIQUE BOUTIQUES ▪ 209-523-3000
Ongoing, 10 local artists. Exhibit hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. 4459 Spyres Way, Suite A, Modesto.
VARIOUS VENUES ▪ 209-529-3369
Through March 1, fotoMODESTO event takes over the walls at a variety of venues, mainly downtown and at McHenry Village, featuring several Modesto area photographers. In addition to the exhibitions, a number of events related to photography will be held from artist receptions, photography classes, outings, lectures, presentations, photo walks, pop-up events and more. www.fotomodesto.com.
CARNEGIE ARTS CENTER
INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCING ▪ Ongoing
Folk dancing lessons, beginners welcome. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Fridays. $5. 209-480-0387.
TURLOCK UKE JAMZ ▪ 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. www.turlockukejamz.org.
CALL FOR ENTRIES ▪ Through Feb. 17
For “The Fine Art of Pastels,” a juried exhibition to highlight technical aspects and spirit inherent in this medium. Exhibition will be on view from March 27–May 26.
CALL FOR ENTRIES ▪ Through March 31
For “Farms & Fields,” a juried exhibition. Exhibition will be on view from May 9-July 28.
“VALLEY FOCUS” ▪ Through March 17
Works by Cheryl Barnett & Dan Petersen in the Ferrari Gallery. $5 general admission. Reception for the artists Jan. 10, 6-8 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public.
“LEARNING TO BREATHE: PHOTOGRAPHS OF NEPAL” ▪ Through April 28
Photos by Michael J. Costa in the Lobby Galleries. Wednesdays-Sundays 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fridays 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Free.
FAMILY FRIDAY: FLOWER POWER ▪ Feb. 15
Join docents from the Great Valley Museum to learn why plants are so important to our planet and dissect real flowers. 7-8 p.m.
POETRY ON SUNDAY ▪ Feb. 17
Four regional poets present readings of original work, followed by an open mic session. Hosted by the Modesto-Stanislaus Poetry Center. 2-3 p.m.
CARNEGIE MUSIC SERIES: JOEY ARCHIE GROUP ▪ Feb. 26
Stan State Senior Jazz Studies Student, trumpeter Joey Archie. His compositions and style draw on inspiration from his family, friends, life, and various musical styles. 7:30-9 p.m. $10.
The Carnegie Arts Center is at 250 N. Broadway, Turlock. Call 209-632-5761.
BLACK OAK CASINO ▪ 877-747-8777
Feb. 15, The Blues Box Bayou Band; Feb. 16, Cheeseballs; Feb. 21, Rock of Ages; Feb. 22, Caravanserai; Feb. 23, Smash City; Feb. 28, Blow Daddy. 19400 Tuolumne Road N., Tuolumne.
CACHE CREEK ▪ 800-772-2243
14455 Highway 16, Brooks. www.cachecreek.com.
CHICKEN RANCH ▪ 800-752-4646
16929 Chicken Ranch Road, Jamestown. 209-984-4806. www.chickenranchcasino.com.
CHUKCHANSI GOLD ▪ 866-794-6946
711 Lucky Lane, Coarsegold.
THUNDER VALLEY ▪ 877-468-8777
1200 Athens Ave., Lincoln. www.thundervalleycasino.com.
JACKSON RANCHERIA ▪ 800-822-9466
Feb. 22, Neal Schon’s Journey Through Time; March 22, Vince Neil; April 7, Alan Parsons Live Project; May 12, Robin Trower. 12222 New York Ranch Road, Jackson.
RED HAWK CASINO ▪ 888-573-3495
1 Red Hawk Parkway, Placerville. www.redhawkcasino.com.
WINE AND WHIMSY ▪ March 9
Comedian Michael Mancini in show presented by Soroptimist International of Calaveras County. Mancini’s stories from his real-life job as a police officer have made him a three-time winner of the World’s Funniest Cop competition. No-host bar, light appetizers. 7:30 p.m. Ironstone Vineyards, Murphys. $45. 209-753-9700.
OFF-BALANCE IN PERFORMANCE ▪ Feb. 20-24
Modesto Junior College program. “Moving Through Light and Dark.” 7 p.m. Feb. 20-22, 2 p.m. Feb. 24 Auditorium of the Performing and Media Arts Center on East Campus, 435 College Ave., Modesto. $9-$11. www.mjc.tix.com.
FESTIVALS & FAIRS
PRESIDENT’S WINE WEEKEND ▪ Feb. 16-17
The Calaveras Winegrape Alliance mass tasting with 24 alliance wineries participating. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Limited tasting flights with the purchase of a $25 commemorative wine glass. For locations and more, see calaveraswines.org.
ALMOND BLOSSOM FESTIVAL ▪ Feb. 21-24
Food, a carnival, a parade, art exhibits and more. The parade will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in downtown Ripon. Festival events are 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday; 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday; 6 a.m.-10 p.m Saturday; and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at Mistlin Sports Park, 1201 River Road, Ripon. Free. riponchamber.org.
SONORA CELTIC FAIRE ▪ March 8-10
The event will feature jousting, live Celtic music, vendors and street performers. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. March 8, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 9 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 10. Mother Lode Fairgrounds, 220 Southgate Drive, Sonora. $10-$25. 209-532-8375 or sonoracelticfaire.com.
MOTHER LODE DAFFODIL SHOW ▪ March 9-10
The Northern California Daffodil Society show features blooming daffodils outside and in the showroom with horticulture exhibits and artistic designs in judged show. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Ironstone Vineyards, 1894 Six Mile Road, Murphys. Free. www.daffodil.org.
LUCKY FEST ▪ March 16
This annual pub crawl in downtown Modesto features 25 pop-up St. Patrick’s Day-themed pubs for one day only. Live music and dancing. 1111 11th St., Modesto. Gates open at 6 p.m. $12, $20 express pass in advance. luckyfestmodesto.com.
MURPHYS IRISH DAY ▪ March 16
The historic Gold Rush town honors its Celtic heritage with booths, art, food, wine, music, dance, jugglers and more. A bagpipe-led parade begins at 11 a.m.; festival runs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Main Street, Murphys. visitmurphys.com.
CAMELLIA SHOW ▪ March 16-17
The 58th annual event will show off award-winning camellias in the private Gallo Camellia Gardens, which feature 1,000 of the blooming plants over a 1-mile stroll. Rare camellia plants of various sizes will be for sale on the patio. 2 to 5 p.m. March 16; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 17. E.&J. Gallo Winery administration building, 600 Yosemite Blvd., Modesto. Free. camelliasocietyofmodesto.org.
KNIGHTS FERRY CIVIL WAR DAYS ▪ March 23-24
The Civil War comes alive in Knights Ferry thanks to the American Civil War Association. Experience how life was for soldiers, women and children. Times to be confirmed. Knights Ferry Covered Bridge, 17968 Covered Bridge Road. Free. www.acwa.org.
MODESTO MARATHON FITNESS EXPO ▪ March 30
Annual expo with vendor booths, information and more. Open to the public as well as racers in the annual Sutter Health Memorial Medical Center Modesto Marathon, which will be held March 31. Expo is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. CrossPoint Family Pavilion, 1301 12th St., Modesto. Free. modestomarathon.com.
FOOD & FUN
VFW BREAKFAST ▪ Sundays
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3199. 7-11 a.m. Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall, 2801 W. Hatch Road, Modesto. $8. 209-537-3360.
VFW DINNER ▪ Fridays
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 ▪ Sundays
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 ▪ Fridays
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 ▪ Wednesdays
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.
CERES WOMEN’S CLUB LUNCH ▪ First Tuesdays
11 a.m. first Tuesdays through May. My Garden Cafe, Whitmore Avenue, Ceres. $12.
TURLOCK VFW HAMBURGER NIGHTS ▪ Fridays
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 ▪ Thursdays
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.
FAIR FOOD FRIDAY ▪ Ongoing
Carnival treats. Proceeds benefit Stanislaus County veterans. 5-8 p.m. Fourth Fridays. Stanislaus Veterans Center, 3500 Coffee Road, Modesto. 209-343-6292.
FOE BREAKFAST ▪ Sundays
Hosted by Fraternal Order of Eagles. 8-11 a.m. first Sundays. Eagles Hall, 126 Camellia Way, Modesto. $6. 209-577-2298.
STEAK NIGHT ▪ Fridays
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.
BRINGING VETERANS TOGETHER ▪ Fridays
Veterans and their guests are invited to join the Veterans Foundation of Stanislaus County for Happy Hour Fridays. 4:30 p.m. Fridays. Stanislaus Veterans Center Lounge at Coffee & Sylvan. 209-484-7166.
KNIGHTS FERRY BREAKFAST ▪ Sundays
8 a.m.-noon first Sundays. IOOF Hall, Main Street, Knights Ferry. $5.
TURLOCK SONS IN RETIREMENT LUNCH ▪ Wednesdays
Monthly luncheon. 11:15 a.m. third Wednesdays. Denair Community Center, 3850 N. Gratton Road. 209-632-0011. www.sirinc.org.
ODD FELLOWS BREAKFAST ▪ Sundays
Lafayette Lodge #65. Ham and cheese omelet, sausage, biscuits and gravy, all-you-can-eat pancakes with coffee and orange juice. 8-11 a.m. second Sundays. IOOF Hall, 30018 Yosemite Blvd., La Grange. $6 adults, $3 ages 6-12, Free under age 6 free. 209-853-2128.
SENIOR BREAKFAST CLUB ▪ Sundays
Social club for seniors age 65-plus. 8-8:30 a.m. Sundays. Perkos, Oakdale Road and Sylvan Avenue, Modesto. 209-576-0279.
MODESTO CERTIFIED FARMERS MARKET Through Dec. 15
More than 60 vendors. Dec. 15 includes customer appreciate event with raffles. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. 16th Street between H and I streets. modestocfm.com.\
AMERICAN LEGION BREAKFAST ▪ Feb. 16
Breakfast Burrito/Omelet Breakfast to benefit Sea Cadets program. 7-11 a.m. Stanislaus Veterans Center, 3500 Coffee Road, Modesto. $10, $5 ages 7 to 12, free ages 6 and under. 888-291-0174.
VALENTINE DINNER DANCE ▪ Feb. 16
VFW Post 3199 event with Tony Freitas performing as Elvis. Proceeds benefit Veteran’s of Foreign Wars. 6-9 p.m. 2801 W. Hatch Rd. Modesto. $20. Call 209 505-2808 or 209 602-9134 for details.
A SCOTTISH CELEBRATION: “THE LIFE AND POETRY OF ROBERT BURNS” ▪ Feb. 22
Presented by The Saint Andrew’s Society of Modesto. Dinner, bagpipes, entertainment, raffle prizes. 6 p.m. no-host cocktails, 7 p.m. buffet dinner. Fruit Yard Restaurant, 7948 Yosemite Blvd. Modesto. $40. standrewsmodesto.org or 209-380-8683.
SONORA SENIOR CENTER CRAB FEED ▪ Feb. 23
All-you-can-eat crab, clam chowder, salad, rolls and dessert. No-host bar and prize drawings. 5 p.m. Senior Center, 540 Greenley Road, Sonora. $45. 209-533-2622.
CHOWDER, SALAD, PASTA AND CRAB DINNER ▪ Feb. 23
All-you-can-eat dinner with proceeds benefiting nonprofit American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association Chapter 246. 6 p.m. Greek Orthodox Church, 313 Tokay Ave., Modesto. $50, $25 age 14 and under. 209-815-6052.
CRAB FEED AND MEDIEVAL KNIGHTS BATTLE ▪ Feb. 24
Ninth annual Barony of Fettburg’s feast of salads, garlic bread, pastas, crab and ice cream. Entertainment by knights and fighters displaying feats of medieval martial arts in a prize tournament. 5 p.m. Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane, Manteca $40 advance, $45 door. 209-932-9785.
AEBLESKIVER BREAKFAST ▪ March 2
Order of the Eastern Star annual event. 8-11 a.m. Ceres Masonic Lodge. Adults $10, ages 6-12 $7, ages 5 and under free. Tickets available at the door or call Mariann Williams at 209-450-1517.
WOMXN’S DAY CELEBRATION AND SCHOLARSHIP BANQUET ▪ March 1
Presented by Modesto Junior College Latina Leadership Network of the California Community Colleges. Keynote speaker Carolina Alfaro assistant director for admissions and outreach at Stanislaus State. Also, songs by Puerto Rican harpist María José Montijo, motivational speakers, dinner and honoring the accomplishments of MJC students. 5:30 p.m. Mary Stuart Rogers Student Learning Center on West Campus, 2201 Blue Gum Ave., Modesto. $35-$40. https://bit.ly/2taQLSt. 209-575-6008.
CASINO AND GAME NIGHT FUNDRAISER ▪ March 9
Great Valley Museum at Modesto Junior College event. 6:30-10:30 p.m. Science Community Center on the MJC West Campus, 2201 Blue Gum Avenue, Modesto. Silent auction, drawing. $40, 21 years or older only. 209-575-6196.
ODDS & ENDS
AIRCRAFT DISPLAY ▪ Ongoing
9 a.m.-2 p.m. fourth Saturdays. Turlock Municipal Airport, 13602 Newport Road, Turlock. 209-620-6312.
MCHENRY MANSION TOURS ▪ Ongoing
Open for tours Sunday through Friday, 12:30-3:30 p.m. 15th and I Streets, Modesto. Free. 209-549-0428
AIRPLANE EXHIBIT ▪ Ongoing
9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. Castle Air Museum, 5050 Santa Fe Drive, Atwater. $20 adults; $15 seniors/active duty military/youths 13-17; $10 youths 6-12; free age 5 and under. 209-723-2178. www.castleairmuseum.org
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. 209-848-2231.
TOASTMASTERS SUPPER CLUB ▪ Ongoing
For speakers of all levels. 7 p.m. Tuesdays. Modesto Chamber of Commerce board room, 1114 J. St., Modesto.
SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY TOY TRAIN OPERATORS ▪ Ongoing
First Sundays. 1:30 p.m. Scout Hall 4717 Elm St., Denair. 209 883 1663
ST. ANDREWS SOCIETY ▪ Ongoing
7 p.m. fourth Tuesdays. Denny’s, 1525 McHenry Ave., Modesto.
IRISH CULTURAL SOCIETY ▪ 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.
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.
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.
SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY TOY TRAIN OPERATORS ▪ Ongoing
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.
YOKUTS GROUP/SIERRA CLUB ▪ Feb. 15
With Stanislaus Audubon Society, “Banding Birds in the San Joaquin Valley” presented by Steve Simmons discussing his adventures over the last 45 years, banding ducks, owls, kestrels, Western bluebirds and other small birds. 6:45 p.m. Fellowship Hall, College Avenue Congregational Church, 1341 College Ave. Modesto. Free, nonmembers welcome. 209-300-4253.
LATINO COMICS EXPO ▪ March 15-16
Latino and Latina comic book creators and animators with workshops, panel discussions and more than 60 artists from the U.S. and Latin America. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Modesto Junior College West Campus, 2201 Blue Gum Ave. Free.
RIVERBANK GOLDEN AGERS ▪ Wednesdays
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 ▪ Wednesdays
7:30-10 p.m. Wednesdays. Turlock Senior Center, 1191 Cahill St.
VALLEY SUPER SINGLES ▪ Third Fridays
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 ▪ Tuesdays, Fridays
Dances on Tuesdays. Live band, Rock’n Country, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesdays; doors open at 9. Modesto Senior Center, 211 Bodem St. Day: $5 members, $7 nonmembers. 209-534-7663.
USA DANCE BALLROOM DANCING ▪ Saturdays
Monthly dances. 7-10 p.m. second Saturdays. Odd Fellows Hall, 6941 Hughson Ave., Hughson. $5 members; $7 nonmembers. 209-614-8048.
ROUND ROBINS ▪ Tuesdays
7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Oakdale Grange Hall, Lambuth and F streets. $4. 209-526-4452.
SENIOR DAY DANCES ▪ Thursdays
Dance to Bonnie and the Boys Out Back Band. 10 a.m-1:30 p.m. Stanislaus Veterans Center Hall, Coffee Road and Sylvan Avenue. $5, supports the Veterans Foundation of Stanislaus County. 209-343-6292.
TURLOCK STEPPIN PARDS ▪ Wednesdays
Square dance club workshop nights. 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays. American Legion Hall, 75 Bothun Road, Turlock. 209-620-6919. www.facebook.com/turlock.steppinpards.
SENIOR CITIZENS DANCE AND POTLUCK ▪ Fridays
Potluck meal with prizes. Noon-6 p.m. second Sundays; noon to 6 p.m. fourth Sundays. Hughson Senior Center, 2307 Fourth St. $2 door; $8 membership. 209-538-0362.
SKIRTS N’ FLIRTS SQUARE DANCE CLUB ▪ Wednesdays
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 ▪ Tuesdays
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.