Entertainment

What’s going on in the Modesto region? A lot, here’s a look

GALLO CENTER FOR THE ARTS

MICHAEL JR. ▪  April 25

Comedian. 7:30 p.m. $19-$59.

“TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE” ▪  April 26-28

Gallo Center Repertory Theatre presents autobiographical story of journalist Mitch Albom and Morrie Schwartz, his former college professor. 2 p.m. $15-$25.

THE PUMP AND DUMP SHOW ▪  April 26

Comedians Shayna Ferm and Tracey Tee. 7:30 p.m. $35.

“CARMEN” ▪  May 3-5

Opera Modesto presents classic production. 7:30 p.m. May 3, 2 p.m. May 5. $20-$89.

RYAN STEVENSON ▪  May 5

Christian artist. 5 p.m. $29-$39

The Gallo Center for the Arts is at 1000 I St., Modesto. Call 209-338-2100.

www.galloarts.org.

MUSIC

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

Women’s four-part a cappella chorus rehearsals, 7-9:30 p.m. Mondays. Congregation Beth Shalom, 1705 Sherwood Ave., Modesto. 209-303-7053. www.riverlightschorus.com

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

9:15 a.m.-noon Fridays at College Avenue Church 1341 College Ave,m Modesto. Donation. 209-505-3216; www.Funstrummers.com

MUSIC AT THE FRUIT YARD ▪  Ongoing

Thursdays and Fridays, Sandy Maule. The Fruit Yard, 7948 Yosemite Blvd. Modesto. www.thefruityard.com

MUSIC AT THE BARKIN’ DOG ▪  Through April 27

April 19, Bourbon Street Blues; April 20, David Dow and friends; April 26, Valley Jazz company; April 27, The Taillights with Gary Massetti. Thursdays, David Dow and friends. Barkin’ Dog Grill, 940 11th St., Modesto. 209-572-2341.

OAKTOWN GOLD ▪  April 21

Acoustic americana/soul duo featuring Alex Kash and Bethany Dalton-Kash. 6 p.m. Firenze Ristorante, 502 N. Yosemite Ave., Oakdale. 209-322-3171.

SYMPHONIC BAND SPRING CONCERT ▪  April 22

Modesto Junior College department of music. 7 p.m. Main Auditorium on East Campus, 435 College Avenue, Modesto. Free. 209-575-6184.

“FROM RUSSSIA WITH LOVE” ▪  April 23

Modesto Junior College Community Orchestra. 7 p.m. Auditorium of the Performing and Media Arts Center, 435 College Ave, Modesto. $2-$5.

“NEW YORK, NEW YORK!!!” ▪  April 27-May 5

Mountain Melody concert series. 2:30 p.m. April 27 at Moreland’s, 8060 Hidden Valley Road, Mountain Ranch, $10; 4 p.m. April 28, Moke Hill Town Hall, 8283 Main St., Mokelumne Hill, $10; 4 p.m. May 4, Union Congregational Church, 1141 South Main St., Angels Camp, $10. 2:30 p.m. May 5, Ayrael Vieux Winery, 1690 Monge Ranch Road, Douglas Flat, $10. www.mountainmelody.org

COLUMBIA COLLEGE COMMUNITY CHORUS ▪  April 27-28

Spring Concert 7:30 p.m. April 27, 3 p.m. April 28. St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 13880 Joshua Way, Sonora. $10 advance, $12 at the door, $5 age 12 and under. 209-694-0168.

THE BERKELEY CHORO ENSEMBLE ▪  May 5

St. James Concert Series. 3 p.m., Red Church, Sonora. $6-$20. http://sjconcertseries.org.

MUSIC WITH STRINGS ATTACHED ▪  May 26

St. James Concert Series. 3 p.m., Red Church, Sonora. $6-$20. http://sjconcertseries.org.

THE STATE THEATRE

FILM: “LOVING VINCENT: THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM” ▪  April 19

Recalls a 10-year journey that brought the world’s first fully painted feature film to the cinema screen. 1 p.m. $9.

FILM: “BREAKING HABITS” ▪  April 19-25

Cheated by her stealing, polygamist husband of 17 years, once high-flying corporate exec Christine Meeusen fled penniless with her three young children as her American dream began to unravel. $9-$11.

FILM: “THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE” ▪  April 21

Modesto Film Society presents the classic. 2 p.m. $8.

FILM: “CAT BALLOU” ▪  April 25

Classic comedy presented by DKG – Epsilon Nu Chapter. 5:30 p.m. $25.

“THE AMERICAN SOLDIER” ▪  May 1

Based on real stories and accounts from soldiers’ letters written from the American Revolution through current day Afghanistan. 7 p.m. $8.

JP SEARS ▪  May 9

Comedy with openers Serena Gamboa and Anthony K. 7 p.m. $38.50.

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

THEATER

“ROUTE 66” ▪  Through April 21

Beginning with the sounds of 1950s Chicago and traveling along the “Main Street of America” to the California coast with the surf music of the 1960s, this exciting musical revue features 34 of the greatest hits of the 20th century. 2 p.m. Wednesdays-Thursdays and Saturdays-Sundays; 7 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays. Fallon House Theatre, 11175 Washington St., Columbia. $20-$25. www.sierrarep.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.

“THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT” ▪  April 26-May 5

Variety show featuring local acts presenting numbers from favorite musical theater performances, skits, dance and much more. 7 p.m. April 26-27 and May 3-4, 2 p.m. April 28 and May 5. $15 general, $20 reserved. West Side Theater, 1331 Main St., Newman. www.westsidetheatre.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.

“INTO THE WOODS” May 23-24

Whitmore Charter High School presents. Multipurpose Room, 3435 Don Pedro Road, Ceres$8 students, $10 adults.

“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

ART TIME & SIP WINE STUDIOS ▪  209-777-0129

May 16, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. 920 16th St., Modesto.

BARKIN’ DOG GRILL ▪  209-572-2341

May 16, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. 940 11th St., Modesto.

CAROLYN HUFF PHOTOGRAPHY ▪  209-918-6627

April through August, works by Geneva Season. May 16, 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 April 26, “Meet the Artist.” May 16, 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

May 16, 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.

DOUBLETREE BY HILTON MODESTO ▪  209-526-6000

May 16, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. 1150 9th St., Modesto. modestoartwalk.com.

DOWNTOWN MODESTO ▪  209-529-9303

May 16, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. modestoartwalk.com.

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.

PRESERVATION COFFEE AND TEA ▪ 

May 16, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. 1030 J. St., Modesto. www.preservationcoffee.com.

RALSTON’S GOAT ▪  209-549-9413

May 16, 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.

SONORA’S JOE’S COFFEE EMPORIUM ▪  209-533-4455

Through June 5, “At the Pacific Edge” with artist reception 5-8 p.m. April 13. 140 S Washington St., Sonora.

STANISLAUS FAMILY JUSTICE CENTER ▪  209-525-5130

May 16, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. 1418 J St., Modesto.

STILL SMOKING ▪  209-574-0681

May 16, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. 1313 J St., Modesto.

TRESETTI’S WORLD CAFFE ▪  209-572-2990

May 16, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. 927 11th St., 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.

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.

“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.

“THE FINE ART OF PASTELS” ▪  Through May 26

Juried exhibition celebrating the best in pastels. Artist Terri Ford judges.

A BUG’S LIFE ▪  April 12

Family Friday presentation. 7-8:30 p.m. Free.

TURLOCK JAZZ SUMMIT ▪  April 16

The Stan State, Pitman High School and Turlock High School Jazz Ensembles perform. 7:30 p.m. $10.

The Carnegie Arts Center is at 250 N. Broadway, Turlock. Call 209-632-5761.

www.carnegieartsturlock.org.

CASINOS

BLACK OAK CASINO ▪  877-747-8777

Willow Creek Lounge: April 19, Journey Revisited; April 20, The Peelers; April 25, Sound Remedy; April 26, Cream of Clapton; April 27, Coverboy. Westside Pavilion: May 25, Midland; June 20, Sublime; June 21, Lee Brice; July 5, Chris Young; July 6, Snoop Dogg; July 21, Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo with Melissa Etheridge; Aug. 9, Bush and Live; Oct. 6, Peter Frampton. 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

May 12, Robin Trower; May 19, Arnel Pineda with Asia’s Nightingale and Lani Misalucha; Oct. 6, Peter Frampton. 12222 New York Ranch Road, Jackson.

www.jacksoncasino.com.

RED HAWK CASINO ▪  888-573-3495

1 Red Hawk Parkway, Placerville. www.redhawkcasino.com.

FESTIVALS & FAIRS

EARTH DAY IN THE PARK ▪ April 20

A day of “green” education, live entertainment, activities for all ages, food, electronic waste and CRV recycling, electric cars, yoga and more. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Graceada Park, Sycamore and Needham streets, Modesto. Free. www.modestogov.com/415/Earth-Day.

MOTOWN FRY FEST ▪  April 27

Omega Nu presents fledgling festival with local chefs putting their culinary skills to the test with a variety of loaded fries, savory to sweet. There will be a loaded fry battle and where the public can vote for the People’s Choice Favorite. With live music, fry-themed entertainment, craft brews and ciders, local makers bazaar and kids zone. 4-8 p.m. Graceada Park, 401 Needham St., Modesto. $10-$25. www.motownfryfest.com.

MODESTO BEER FESTIVAL ▪  April 27

American Outlaws Modesto Chapter brings back its beer tasting celebration for a third outing. Tastings of several selections with brewers from Modesto, the valley and beyond with spots both outdoors and indoors. Vote for your favorite brewer at the age 21-and-older event. 2-6 p.m. Tuolumne River Lodge, 2429 River Road, Modesto. $20 advance, $25 at the door. www.aomodesto.com.

TASTE OF CALAVERAS ▪  April 27

Wineries, restaurants, chefs and musicians gather for this annual celebration. There will be cooking demonstrations, wine tasting, art, educational wine and food pairing seminars and a silent auction. Noon-4 p.m. Ironstone Vineyards, 1894 Six Mile Road, Murphys. $50 advance, $55 at gate. 209-736-1333; www.angelscampbusiness.com.

CALAVERAS FLY-IN & OPEN HOUSE ▪  April 27

EAA Mother Lode Chapter 484 event with airplane rides, aircraft and classic car displays, fly-in, music and open house. 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; airplane rides for $10-$20. Fly-in and open house are free. Calaveras County Airport, 3600 Carol Kennedy Drive, San Andreas. www.eaa484.org.

HUGHSON FRUIT & NUT FESTIVAL ▪  April 27-28

More than 100 vendors in open-air market with crafts, live entertainment, car show, pancake breakfast, Kidz Zone and more. Farmers market, food, drinks and snacks, barrel room with cold beer and hard cider. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. April 27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 28. Downtown Hughson. Free. hughsonchamber.org

GOLD COUNTRY PEDDLER’S FAIRE ▪  April 28

Historic Knights Ferry Gold Country Peddler’s Faire features antiques, collectibles, crafts and more than 100 dealers. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Stanislaus River Park, Knights Ferry. Free. For more, knightsferry.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. 21

A variety of vendors. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays. 16th Street between H and I streets. modestocfm.com.

TURLOCK CERTIFIED FARMERS MARKET ▪  April 22- Oct. 14

8 a.m.-1 p.m Saturdays, Stanislaus County Fairgrounds, 900 N. Broadway.

BLACK & WHITE CHARITY BALL ▪  May 4

Black Hat Foundation host 28th annual formal dinner and ball. 6 p.m. Black Oak Casino Resort Hotel in Tuolumne. $95. 209-288-2882.

ODDS & ENDS

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.

www.cafvalleysquadron.org.

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

First Sundays. 1:30 p.m. Mobile Home Park clubhouse, 1400 N. Tully Road Turlock. 209 883 1663

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 ▪  April 19

Christine Grimaldi Clarkson, Director of California Rock Art Foundation will present a program on ancient rock art, astronomy and archaeology. 6:45 p.m. Fellowship Hall, College Avenue Congregational Church,1341 College Ave. Modesto. Free. 209-300-4253.

SPRING GARDEN TOUR ▪  April 27

Modesto Garden Club’s annual fundraising event features six residential gardens throughout Modesto as well as the gardens at the club office on 14th Street. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $30. modestogardenclub.org.

SENIOR BALL ▪  April 27

Stanislaus County Commission on Aging presents annual event. 5-9 p.m. Veterans Event Center, 3500 Coffee Road, Modesto. $25. 209-341-2974.

DANCE CLUBS

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.

TALENT

CALL TO ARTISTS ▪  April 27

Central California Art Association’s Mistlin Gallery seeks submissions for “Flowers and Still Life,” open to all Central Valley artists. Accepting drawings, paintings, multimedia, sculpture, mosaic, fabric arts, and collage (originals only), and photographs. Contact Mistlin Gallery for details.

HUTTON’S HAMLET ▪  Through May

Hutton's Hamlet Summer Youth Theater has limited slots open for four summer plays. Last opportunity to register. 149 Church Avenue, Oakdale. Call 209-848-1216.

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