Entertainment

Activities for kids

THE DANCE ACADEMY SUMMER PROGRAM

Through July 31

Ballet, lyrical, tap, jazz hip-hop, salsa, swing and theatre dance. Call for times and prices. Dance Academy, 950 10th St., Modesto. 522-6879.

MERCED SUMMER YOUTH CAMPS

Through Aug. 1

Scholarship available and includes breakfast and lunch for children. $30 per week. 385-6895. www.cityofmerced.org

TOWNSEND OPERA PLAYERS TEEN WORKSHOP

Through Aug. 1

Voice production, acting, auditioning techniques, stage make-up and movement. TOP veterans Isaak Olson and Andrew Pardini major assistants. 1-4 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Little Opera Hall, 611 H St., Modesto. $25. 523-6426.

SHOWS FOR KIDS

Through Aug. 13

July 12-July 19, Phil Ackerly, magician; Aug. 2-13, Puppet Art Theater. Please check the website or call for dates, locations and times by city in Stanislaus County. Free. 558-7810. www.stanislauslibrary.com

ART FOR PRE-SCHOOLERS AND THEIR PARENTS

Through Aug. 16

For children ages 2-5 years old. Presented by Merced County Arts Council and Playhouse Merced. 10-11 a.m. Merced Multicultural Arts Center, 645 W. Main St. $6-$25. 725-8587.

ART CLASSES

Through Aug. 22

Pre-kindergarten-12th grade. Call for times and prices. Chartreuse Muse Gallery and Art School, 918 10th St., Modesto. 522-0935.

CONCERTS FOR CHILDREN

July 12-Oct. 11

July 12, Harry Jacobs; Aug. 9, Michael Bayard; Sept. 13, Oklin Bloodworth; Oct. 11, Christopher Viney. Presented by Merced County Arts Council and Playhouse Merced. 10:30 a.m. Merced Multicultural Arts Center, 645 W. Main St. $5 children; adults free. 388-1090.

BIG VALLEY GRACE COMMUNITY CHURCH SUMMER JAM

July 13-16

Top Flight Kids' Ministry. For grades 1-6. Barbecue and carnival July 13, 6-8 p.m. Call or check website for more times. Big Valley Grace Community Church, 4040 Tully Road, Modesto. 571-4399. www.bigvalleygrace.org

SINGING AND DANCE

July 14-31

Ages 9-13. No musical experience necessary. 1-4 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays. Modesto Junior College, 435 College Ave. $195. 575-6063.

MAKE IT & TAKE IT ART DAY FOR CHILDREN

July 19

Pastel painting, clothes pin dolls, decorating flower pots, stencil painting and pasta/bean art. Presented by The Oak Valley Art Society and Friends of the Escalon Library. 10 a.m.-noon. Escalon Branch Library, 1540 Second St., Escalon. Free. 866-805-7323. www.stockton.lib.ca.us

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MICKE GROVE ZOO SUMMER ZOO-FARI CAMP

Through Aug. 8

Educational half-day camps for children ages 4-11. 9 a.m.-noon. Micke Grove Zoo, 11793 N. Micke Grove Road, Lodi. $75-$85. 331-2010. www.mgzoo.com

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