Entertainment

Activities for kids

SINGING & DANCE

Through July 31

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

DANCE ACADEMY SUMMER PROGRAM

Through July 31

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

MERCED SUMMER YOUTH CAMPS

Through Aug. 1

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

SUMMER TEEN WORKSHOP

Through Aug. 1

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

SHOWS FOR KIDS

Through Aug. 13

July 18-July 19, Phil Ackerly, magician; Aug. 2-13, Puppet Art Theater. Please check the Web site or call for dates, locations and times by city in Stanislaus County. Free. 558-7810. www.stanislauslibrary.com.

ART FOR PRESCHOOLERS AND THEIR PARENTS

Through Aug. 16

For children ages 2-5. Watercolors, finger-painting, colored pencils, clay, 3-D structures. 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

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

CHARTREUSE MUSE SUMMER ART CAMP

Through Aug. 22

Ages 8-12. Half-day and full-day options are available. July 18, Art From the Masters; July 21-25, Enchanted Castle; July 28-Aug. 1, Hippie Camp. Call for times and prices. Chartreuse Muse Gallery and Art School, 918 10th St., Modesto. 522-0935.

CONCERTS FOR CHILDREN

Through Oct. 11

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.

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.

TAPESTRY: DANCIN' IN THE STREETZ

Aug. 11

Youth tour includes dance, rap and gospel choir. Presented by the Board and Staff of Youth for Christ-Central Valley. 6:30 p.m. Greater True Baptist Church-Modesto, 1417 Harris Ave. Free. 522-9568.

BEGINNING PEN AND INK SKETCHING

Aug. 30

For children 5 years and older. Bring your own 8-by-10 archival sketch pad and pens. Part of summer workshops at Mistlin Gallery. Noon-4 p.m. Central California Art Association and Mistlin Gallery, 1015 J St., Modesto. $25 deposit; $25 due Aug. 30. 529-3369. www.ccartassn.org.

DIGITAL DAZE: WEB SITE DEVELOPMENT FOR ARTISTS

Aug. 30

A three-part series for youth 16 and older. Participants will receive workbook and guide. Part of summer workshops at Mistlin Gallery. 9:30-10 a.m. session I; 11 a.m.-noon session II; 1:30-2:30 p.m. session III. Central California Art Association and Mistlin Gallery, 1015 J St., Modesto. $20 per series. 529-3369. www.ccartassn.org.

Elsewhere:

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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