Entertainment

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

GALLO CENTER FOR THE ARTS

STRAVINSKY RITE OF SPRING ▪  May 10-11

Modesto Symphony Orchestra. 8 p.m. $39-$94.

MSYO FINALE CONCERT ▪  May 11

Modesto Symphony Youth Orchestra. 2 p.m. $5-$12.

PINK FLOYD LASER SPECTACULAR ▪  May 11

Music and laser show. 7:30 p.m. $39-$49.

THE SECRET GARDEN ▪  May 18-19

Central West Ballet presents classic. 2 p.m. $20-$55.

MATTHEW EMERZIAN ▪  May 21

Founder Every Monday Matters, a nonprofit helping people and organizations understand how much and why they matter. 7:30 p.m. $25.

REDWOOD FAMILY CENTER BENEFIT ▪  May 23

Benefit Concert for Redwood Family Center featuring Christian Recording Artists JJ Heller and Brandon Heath. 7 p.m. $35-45

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 May 31

May 11, Fall Risk; May 13, Poetry reading with Stella Beratlis and open mic; May 16, Modesto Art Walk; May 18, Tony and the Tough Times; May 22, Ashman Davis, Rogers and friends; May 24, David Dow and friends; May 25, Pryor Engagement with Johnathan Pryor; May 31, Valley Jazz company. Thursdays, David Dow and friends. Barkin’ Dog Grill, 940 11th St., Modesto. 209-572-2341.

MUSIC IN MEMORIAL ON MONDAYS ▪  Through June 24

City of Livingston Recreation Department Spring Concert Series at Memorial Park. Food trucks on site; 6 p.m. May 20, Mike Hammar and the Nails; June 3, Cynthia Huddleston-Bennett and the Soul Galaxy; June 10, Los Kinos and Grupo Inkietud; June 17, Steve Johnson & Those BOBtones; June 24, Clint McFadden and McFunky. 209- 394-8830.

GOLDEN WEST WINDS ▪  May 18

Part of the United States Air Force Band of the Golden West. Final concert for the Turlock Concert Association. 7 p.m. Turlock Community Auditorium. Free.

ARMED FORCES DAY CONCERT ▪  May 18

Voices for the King will perform inspirational and patriotic music in recognition of both national armed service members, local law enforcement and fire department members along with a color guard presentation.7 p.m. Ripon Christian High School Performing Arts Center, 435 Maple Ave. Free.

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: “TOLKIEN” ▪  May 10-15

Explores the formative years of the orphaned author. $9-$11.

THE LED ZEPPELIN CONCERT EXPERIENCE ▪  May 11

Tribute band. 8 p.m. $29-$49.

FILM: “THE CROW” ▪  May 18

A rock guitarist brutally killed returns from the grave to exact revenge. 9 p.m. $11.

FILM: “THE BIG SLEEP” ▪  May 19

Modesto Film Society presents Humphrey Bogart classic. 2 p.m. $8.

FILM: “LA BAMBA” ▪  May 26

Story of 1950s rock ‘n’ roll rage Ritchie Valens. 2 p.m. $9

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

THEATER

“GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER” ▪  Through 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” ▪  Through May 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.

“LITTLE WOMEN” ▪  Through May 19

7:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays 2 p.m. Sundays. Playhouse Merced, 452 W. Main Street, Merced. $10-$22. 209-725-8587.

“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

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 May 31, “Flowers and Still Life.” 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 COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION ▪  209-238-1704

Through May, The Hughson Community Photography Project. 1100 H St., Modesto.

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.

“THE FINE ART OF PASTELS” ▪  Through May 26

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

“FARMS & FIELDS” ▪  Through July 31

Juried, all media exhibition that seeks to celebrate the variety and importance of agriculture in the Central Valley. Lobby Galleries.

ART OF DESIGN: HOME & GARDEN TOUR ▪  May 11

Self-guided tours of four uniquely designed homes – inside and out. Benefits Carnegie Arts Center. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Various homes in Turlock. $30.

THE BOUTIQUE AT THE CARNEGIE ▪  May 12

Local artists & crafters. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

ARTS LECTURE: THE FINE ART OF PASTELS GALLERY TALK ▪  May 12

Pastel artist Ginny Burdick will be in the gallery to share her knowledge. 2-3 p.m.

FAMILY FRIDAY: CAMPFIRE SONGS & STORIES ▪  May 17

7-8 p.m. Traditional camp activities, including sing-along songs, stories, a creative “bonfire” and s’mores.

POETRY ON SUNDAY ▪  May 19

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.

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: May 10, Sun Kings; May 11, Left of Centre; May 16, Stevie Ray Vaughn Experience; May 17, Rock of Ages; May 23, Harvest Gold; May 24, Roy Rogers and the Delta Rhythm Kings; May 25, Smash City; May 31, Steel Breeze. 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; Aug. 18, Steven Adler; Aug. 29, The Tubes; Sept. 12, The Outlaws; Oct. 6, Peter Frampton; Dec. 8, Blue Öyster Cult. 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

CENTRAL VALLEY BREWFEST ▪  May 11

More than forty breweries will serve up craft beers. Games, wine tent for first hour of event, a freshly baked baguette provided by Bella Luna Restaurant. Noon-5 p.m. Stanislaus County Fairgrounds, 900 N. Broadway. $40 advance, $45 at the door. Designated driver ticekt $20. www.cvbrewfest.com.

MOTHER LODE ROUNDUP ▪  May 11-12

Parade and rodeos sponsored by the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Posse. Parade Saturday at 10 a.m. in downtown Sonora. Saturday and Sunday rodeo at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds beginning at 2 p.m. Rodeo tickets are $7-$18. www.motherloderoundup.com.

DIGGINS TENT TOWN 1852 ▪  May 16-19

Columbia State Historic Park annual living history event with 150 costumed volunteers. Visitors can experience the events and environment of an 1850s mining camp re-created in detail with period-accurate clothing, food and entertainment. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. $10, $2 ages 4 through 12, free ages 3 and under. www.parks.ca.gov/Columbia.

CALAVERAS COUNTY FAIR AND JUMPING FROG JUBILEE ▪  May 16-19

Annual jumping frog competition and county fair with food, exhibits, entertainment, rodeo, destruction derby, livestock, arena events, vendor booths. Festival hours 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Thursday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-midnight Friday and Saturday. Calaveras County Fairgrounds, 2465 Gun Club Road, Angels Camp. $11-$14. www.frogtown.org.

FAMILY CYCLING FESTIVAL & CRITERIUM ▪  May 18

Downtown Modesto’s cycling fest features free children’s bike helmets, bounce houses, rock climbing, vendor booths, BMX bike demos, races and more. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. I Street, between 10th and 12th streets. Free. www.modestoareaexpress.com.

TWAIN HARTE A LA CARTE ▪  May 18

Sip wine and enjoy gourmet food under the mountain skies. Soroptimist International of Twain Harte’s 23rd annual event also includes silent and live auctions, opportunity drawings, Best of Twain Harte Market, live music. 5-7 p.m. Meadow Plaza, Twain Harte. $40. www.twainhartesoroptimist.org.

OAKDALE CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL ▪  May 18-19

Enjoy all things chocolate at this annual festival with arts and crafts, Chocolate Avenue, food, vendors and more. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wood Park, Highways 120 and 108, Oakdale. Tickets $4 advance, $5-$6 at the gate; free ages 12 and under. www.oakdalechamber.com.

MODESTO PORCHFEST ▪  May 19

Porch parties will be set up throughout the LaLoma, College and downtown neighborhoods with homeowners hosting local bands on porch, patio and driveway stages. Noon-5 p.m. Free. www.modestoporchfest.com.

MARIPOSA ART, WINE & WHEELS ▪  May 25

Food, wine tasting, car show, art show. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mariposa County Courthouse lawn, 5088 Bullion St., Mariposa. www.mariposarotary.org.

SPRING PEDDLERS FAIRE ▪  May 25-26

Stroll through the Mother Lode community of Arnold for antiques, collectibles, handcrafted items, food, vintage jewelry and more. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Downtown Arnold. www.gocalaveras.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 ▪  Through Sept. 28

8 a.m.-1 p.m Saturdays, Main Street from Palm to Center streets.

MCHENRY MANSION FOUNDATION TEA ▪  May 11

11:30 a.m. McHenry Mansion, 906 15th St., Modesto. $30, reservations required by May 7 at 209-522-1739.

COMMUNITY HOSPICE FOUNDATION GALA ▪  May 18

Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, silent auction, dinner, dancing. 7 p.m. Home of Dr. Wes and Heidi Kinzie in Modesto. give.hospiceheart.org.

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.

ART OF DESIGN: HOME & GARDEN TOUR ▪  May 11

Self-guided tours of four uniquely designed homes – inside and out. Benefits Carnegie Arts Center. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Various homes in Turlock. $30. www.CarnegieArtsTurlock.org

MODESTO TOY-ANIME-COMIC CON ▪  May 11

Annual event. Cosplay contest. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Clarion Inn Conference Center, 1612 Sisk Road, Modesto. $7, free ages 12 and under.

MERCADO VIDA ▪  May 11

More than 20 vendors indoors and outdoors with crafts, food, drinks and a DJ. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 1016 H St., Modesto.

TONY DIAS MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT ▪  May 11

American Legion Modesto Post 74 annual event benefits Modesto Junior College Nurses in Training. 9 a.m. putting contest, 10 a.m. shot gun start. Nine hole, four-person team, $45 barbecue lunch, non-golfers $10 lunch, 209-965-4713.

STUDIO 49 FIBER ARTS GROUP ▪  May 11

Spinning, weaving, knitting, crocheting – anything fiber related. Visitors are welcome. 2 p.m. www.mlwsguild.org.

MOTHER LODE WEAVERS AND SPINNERS GUILD ▪  May 14

10 a.m. The Church of the 49ers in Columbia. Visitors are welcome. For more info go to www.mlwsguild.org.

RELAY FOR LIFE ▪  May 18

American Cancer Society benefit. 9 a.m.-midnight. Johansen High School, Modesto. www.relayforlife.org/modestoca

SPRINGTIME CRAFT & VENDOR BOUTIQUE ▪  May 18

More than 30 vendors and crafters with food truck and special cookies. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. St. Stanislaus Catholic Church Community Center on Maze Blvd., Modesto. 209-541-8395.

UNLEASHING THE BRILLIANCE OF WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP ▪  May 25

Women's Leadership Conference Nor Cal presents speakers covering topics of interest for women. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Modesto Centre Plaza, 1000 L. St., Modesto. $35 includes breakfast and lunch. www.wlcnorcal.com.

SPRING OPEN COCKPIT DAY ▪  May 26

Make and take model building for kids, food court, historic aircraft open for viewing, flight simulators and children's activities, military and law enforcement displays and more. Tour the former presidential aircraft used by six former presidential administrations for an additional $10. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Castle Air Museum, 5050 Santa Fe Drive, Atwater. $20; $15 age 62 and up and ages 13-17; $10 ages 6-12; free under age 5. www.castleairmuseum.org

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

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.

CALL FOR ARTISTS ▪  Through June 9

Entries accepted for the annual Carnegie Showcase of new work in all media by California artists. Entry fee $20 first entry, $15 each additional entry. Deadline 5 p.m. June 9. Carnegie Arts Center, 250 N. Broadway, Turlock. 209-632-5761

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