BARKIN’ DOG GRILL• (209) 572-2341
April 17, Third Thursday Art Walk. 5-9 p.m. 940 11th St., Modesto.
C’EST JOLI• (209) 324-7111
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April 17, Third Thursday Art Walk; Ongoing art by Brad and Nancy Hawn. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. 920 13th St., Modesto.
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, STANISLAUS, GALLERY• (209) 667-3186
Through April 15, Mohammad Reza Tahmasbpour: Surveilling the Naked City; April 28-May 2, Turlock Regional High School Art Show; May 8-June 2, BFA/BA Graduating Senior Exhibition. Gallery hours: Noon-4 p.m. Monday-Friday; 6-9 p.m. Thursdays. 1 University Center, Turlock. Free. www.csustan.edu
CARNEGIE ARTS CENTER• (209) 632-5761
Through May 4, At Home In Turlock: Three Perspectives; April 2-May 11, Central California Art Showcase; May 24-Aug. 17, The Carnegie Rocks; Sundays, poetry. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays. 250 N. Broadway, Turlock. $5 General, $4 Members, Children 12 and under free.. www.carnegieartsturlock.org
CENTRAL CALIFORNIA ART ASSOCIATION AND MISTLIN GALLERY• (209) 529-3369
April 17, Third Thursday Art Walk; April 2-May 11, Central California Art Showcase. Gallery hours: 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Friday; noon-4 p.m. Saturday. 1015 J St., Modesto. Free. www.ccartassn.org
CHARTREUSE MUSE GALLERY AND ART SCHOOL• (209) 522-0935
April 17, Third Thursday Art Walk. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. 918 10th St., Modesto. www.thechartreusemuse.com
CROW TRADING CO.• (209) 579-2173
April 17, Third Thursday Art Walk. Show: 5-9 p.m. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. 1208 J St. www.crowtrading.com
DOWNTOWN MODESTO• (209) 529-9303
April 17, Third Thursday Art Walk. 5-9 p.m. .
FIRST STREET FRAME CO.• (209) 667-7332
Ongoing, paintings and photographs. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; By appointment, Sunday. 226 N. First St., Turlock. www.firststreetgalleries.com
GALLERY 909• (209) 667-3959
April 17, Third Thursday Art Walk. Ongoing, art by California State University, Stanislaus, students. 909 Tenth St., Modesto.
MCHENRY MUSEUM• (209) 236-1333
Through April 27, Modern Art Kimono. Tuesday-Sunday Noon-4 p.m. 1402 I St., Modesto. Free. www.modestoartmuseum.org
OAKDALE COWBOY MUSEUM• (209) 847-5263
Through Feb. 2015, “The Tales of the Yosemite Back Country, Mather Saddle and Pack Station, operated by the Barnes Family since 1929.” 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Saturday. 355 E. F St. , Oakdale. $1. www.oakdalecowboymuseum.org
PEER RECOVERY ARTS PROJECT• (209) 581-1695
April 17, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 1222 J St., Modesto. www.peerartrecoveryproject.org
PRESERVATION COFFEE AND TEA•
April 17, Third Thursday Art Walk. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. 1030 J. St., Modesto. www.preservationcoffee.com
REMEMBER WHEN• (209) 544-1385
Ongoing artists exhibit. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 3012 McHenry Ave., Modesto.
VARIOUS VENUES• (209) 241-7130
April 12-13, Stanislaus County Artist Open Studio Tour. 64 artists in 42 locations. Maps available for purchase for $10 at Carnegie Arts Center, Mistlin Gallery and Oakdale Museum and History Center. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. . www.stanislausaos.wordpress.com
STANISLAUS CLERK-RECORDER OFFICE• (209) 869-4804
Through June. 1, Central California Art Association members, Jim Christiansen and Anthony Pooler. Exhibit hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. 1021 I St., Modesto. Free.
STEVE LEONTIE PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY• (209) 586-7632
Through April 20, George Leontovich and Phillip Showen. Wednesday-Sunday by appointment. 22997 Joaquin Gully Rd., Suite F, Twain Harte. www.leontie.com
TREWIN FRAMERY• (209) 818-6004
Ongoing, Rodney Lough Jr., Tom Pickurel, Chella, Edward Mendes. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. 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, #A, Modesto.
FOR THE ARTS
CLASSIC ALBUMS LIVE: LED ZEPPELIN IV• April 4
Classic Albums Live crew performs one of the most popular Zeppelin albums. 8 p.m. $15-$45.
SENSATIONS AND HOME GROWN• April 6
Modesto Community Concert Association presentation of Modesto’s own Sensations!, a girl group singing feel-good music from the 1950s and 1960s. Also featuring Homegrown, three voices, two guitars, and a lot of percussion. 3 p.m.
ROB THOMAS• April 8
Known for his work as lead singer and primary composer with Matchbox Twenty as well as for his solo work and collaborations with other artists, contemporary singer performs. 7:30 p.m.
MSO: BOCCHERINI AND BACH• April 11-12
Modesto Symphony Orchestra presentation. Maestro David Lockington conducts 22-year-old cello prodigy Julian Schwarz and select members of the orchestra in a program of baroque favorites. 8 p.m.
“PINOCCHIO”• April 12
Presented by Modesto Performing Arts and the Gallo Center. 2 and 5 p.m. $8-$15.
SF SCOTTISH FIDDLERS• April 13
50 fiddlers backed by piano, drums, cellos, guitars, harps and harmonica. 2 p.m. $15-$39.
SONGS OF IRVING BERLIN• April 13
Steppin’ Out With My Baby: The Songs of Irving Berlin, starring Lee Lessack and Linda Purl. 3 p.m. $29-$49.
“THE CANTERVILLE GHOST”• April 15
Short story by Oscar Wilde presented by Central Catholic High School. 6:30 p.m. $11-$15.
WOMEN FULLY CLOTHED• April 16
Theatrical comedy takes everyday life, adds a dash of hilarity and puts it on stage for an evening of laughter. 8 p.m. $20-$35.
NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND• April 24
7:30 p.m. $20-$50.
ELVIRA KURT• April 25
Comedic host of The Comedy Network’s Popcultured! 8 p.m. $25-$45.
ROBERT IRVINE LIVE• April 26
Acclaimed chef and restaurateur Robert Irvine brings the excitement of Dinner: Impossible back, this time live on stage. 8 p.m. $19-$59.
The Gallo Center for the Arts is located at 1000 I St., Modesto. Box office (209) 338-2100. www.galloarts.org.
THE MODESTO TRADITIONAL JAZZ SOCIETY• Ongoing
Third Sundays. Noon jam sets; 1 p.m. featured band. Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, 1612 Sisk Road, Modesto. $8-$12. (209) 524-3517.
JAZZ COMBOS CONCERT• April 4
7:30 p.m. California State University, Stanislaus, Snider Recital Hall, One University Circle, Turlock. (209) 667-3421.
ROBERT DANZIGER MEMORIAL CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT• April 5
Fifth annual event. 7:30 p.m. California State University, Stanislaus, Snider Recital Hall, One University Circle, Turlock. (209) 667-3421.
ROBERT DANZINGER MEMORIAL CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT• April 5
5th annual Robert Danzinger Memorial concert. 7:30 p.m. California State University, Stanislaus, Snyder Recital Hall, 801 W. Monte Vista Ave., Turlock. (209) 667-2421. www.csustan.edu/soa
CONCERTO FOR FLUTE, HARP AND ORCHESTRA• April 5-6
April 5, Mariposa High School Fiester Auditorium; April 6, Ahwahnee Hotel. 7 p.m. April 5; 2 p.m. April 6. (209) 966-3155.
ROD HARRIS AND FRIENDS• April 6
All-star band and special guests, featuring Krista White, piano and vocals, Johnny Valdez, guitar and vocals, plus Rod, Clint, Mario and the Vocal Jazz Quartet. 6 p.m. Stage 3 Theatre, 208 S. Green St., Sonora. $15. (209) 536-1778.
WILLIE NELSON AND FAMILY• April 6
Willie Nelson performs country music. 7:30 p.m. Turlock Community Theatre, 1574 E. Canal Drive, Turlock. $56-$106. (209) 668-1169. www.turlocktheatre.org
VOLBEAT• April 8
Grammy-nominated rock band performs their signature rock/metal music. 7 p.m. Centre Plaza, 1159 Ninth St., Modesto. $37.50. www.volbeat.dk
FACULTY RECITAL• April 10
Jamie Dubberly, trombone. 7:30 p.m. California State University, Stanislaus, Snyder Recital Hall, 801 W. Monte Vista Ave., Turlock. (209) 667-2421. www.csustan.edu/soa
FACULTY RECITAL• April 10
Jamie Dubberly, trombone. 7:30 p.m. California State University, Stanislaus, Snider Recital Hall, One University Circle, Turlock. (209) 667-3421.
SPRING STRING RECITAL• April 10
Students of MJC’s Director of Orchestra and Strings, Anne Martin, Ph.D., will perform solo works by Albeniz, Bach, Corelli, Monti and Shostakovich. Campus parking fee $1. 7:30 p.m. Modesto Junior College, Recital Hall, 435 College Ave. Free. (209) 575-6646.
BLUE GRASS SERIES• April 11
Host Red Dog Ash presents the Rock Ridge Bluegrass Band. Audience members encouraged to bring instruments for open jam after the show. 7 p.m. doors open; 8 p.m. show starts. West Side Theatre, 1331 Main St., Newman. $12 general; $15 reserved; children and students admitted for half-price. (209) 862-4490. www.westsidetheatre.org
CARAVANSERAI • April 12
Caravanserai performs a tribute to Santana. All the instruments used by Santana are present. 8 p.m. West Side Theatre, 1331 Main St., Newman. $19 general; $22 reserved. (209) 862-4490. www.westsidetheatre.org
LOS BANOS ARTS COUNCIL CONCERT SERIES• April 12-26
April 12, Terry Brown; April 26, Tom Russell. 7:30 p.m. Ted Falasco Center for the Arts, 1105 Fifth St., Los Banos. $20-$30. (209) 826-6022.
PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE CONCERT• April 15
7:30 p.m. California State University, Stanislaus, Snider Recital Hall, One University Circle, Turlock. (209) 667-3421.
GREAT VALLEY SONGWRITER SERIES• Through June 20
April 18, Jay Howlett and Friends; June 20, Caroline Aiken. 7:30 p.m. Central Grace Community Church, 918 Sierra Drive, Modesto. $10 donation. (209) 524-5461.
BIG BAND GOES LATIN• April 19
Jazz Series finale. Reserved seating. 7 p.m. Columbia College Dogwood Theatre, 1160 Columbia College Drive, Sonora. $15. (209) 588-5126.
COLUMBIA JAZZ ARTIST SERIES• April 19
Latin Jazz. Sonora Opera Hall, 250 S. Washington St., Sonora. $20 per show; $90 season tickets. (209) 559-0565.
ANNUAL SPRING CONCERT AND DANCE• April 26
35-member mixed chorus performs songs and yodels from their native homeland, Switzerland, dressed in traditional Swiss attire. Dancing to follow the concert. San Joaquin Valley Swiss Club serves Rippli dinner before the concert for additional cost, presale dinner tickets until April 19. 5:30 p.m. doors open; 6-7 p.m. dinner; 7:30 p.m. concert. SJV Swiss Hall, East Main St. and Manley Road, Ripon. $8 presale; $10 door. (209) 668-2760.
RUDOLF BUDGINAS• April 27
Part of the St. James concert series, pianist Rudolf Budginas performs. 3 p.m. Country Cowboy Church, 14888 Peaceful Valley Road, Sonora. (209) 536-0825.
LATIN JAZZ TRIBUTE “COLLECTIVE” JAZZ CONCERT• April 29
7:30 p.m. California State University, Stanislaus, Snider Recital Hall, One University Circle, Turlock. (209) 667-3421.
“YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN”• Through April 13
Broadway musical based on the comic strip by Charles M. Shultz. March 20, special benefit performance for Tuolumne County Humane Society. 7 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. Angelo’s Hall, 22760 Main St., Columbia. $20 general; $18 senior; $16 children. (209) 728-8072. www.footlighttheatre.org
“RUMORS”• Through April 19
Farcical production about gossip and misdirection. Call for times. Black Bart Playhouse, 580 Algiers St., Murphys. (209) 728-8422. www.murphyscreektheatre.org
“LES MISERABLES”• Through May 4
Musical epic set in 19th century France. April 6, director’s brunch and matinee performance. For brunch reservations, contact (209) 532-0502, ext. 111. Sierra Repertory Theatre-East Sonora Theatre, 13891 Mono Way. $26-$32. (209) 532-3120. www.sierrarep.org
“ANNIE”• April 4-5
Presented by Modesto Christian Performing Arts. Visit www.modestochristian.org to purchase tickets. 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday Modesto Junior College, Performing Arts Auditorium, 435 College Ave., Modesto. $10-$20.
“NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH”• April 4-5
Production by Turlock Christian High School Drama. Friday and Saturday’s 6 p.m. performances will be dinner theater. 6 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday. Crossroads Church-Turlock, 1360 N. Johnson. $10 regular; $25 dinner theater performances. (209) 632-2337.
“THE GLASS MENAGERIE”• April 4-5
The Orestimba Drama Club presents Tennessee Williams’ drama. Recommended for ages 13 and older. 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday. Hurd Barrington Elementary School, 838 Eucalyptus Ave., Newman. $7 adults; $5 students/seniors.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS• April 4-13
An adaptation of the Alexandre Dumas book set in 17th Century France about d’Artagnan and his musketeers of the guard. Playhouse Merced, 452 W. Main St., Merced. (209) 725-8587. www.playhousemerced.com
“STEINBECK IN VIETNAM: THE LAST PUBLISHED WORKS OF JOHN STEINBECK”• April 10-11
Featuring John Mayer, Tony Carreiro, Dan Gately, Bo Henry and Laura Dickinson-Turner. 8 p.m. California State University, Stanislaus, Mainstage Theatre, 1 University Circle, Turlock. $12-$15. (209) 667-3451. www.csustan.edu/soa
CHICKEN RANCH• (800) 752-4646
16929 Chicken Ranch Road, Jamestown. (209) 984-4806. www.chickenranchcasino.com/
THUNDER VALLEY• (877) 468-8777
April 11, Rex Navarrete with Dennis Gaxiola; April 19, Legends of Soul Tribute Show. 1200 Athens Ave., Lincoln. www.thundervalleycasino.com
CHUKCHANSI GOLD• (866) 794-6946
April 12, LOL Comedy Series; April 19, Lao New Year 2014; April 16, LOL Comedy Series. 711 Lucky Lane, Coarsegold. www.chukchansigold.com
JACKSON RANCHERIA• (800) 822-9466
April 5, Johnny Winter; April 18, Jefferson Starship. 12222 New York Ranch Road, Jackson. www.jacksoncasino.com
RED HAWK CASINO• (888) 573-3495
April 4-5, Clean Slate; April 6, Michael Beck; April 11, Whisky Dawn; April 12, Element of Soul. 1 Red Hawk Parkway, Placerville. www.redhawkcasino.com
CACHE CREEK• (800) 772-2243
April 5, IBA Championship Boxing; April 6, Jason Latimer; April 13, Los Astros Del Ritmo; April 19, Xian Lim & Rayver Cruz; April 20 Thai, Lao, Hmong & Mien Concert; April 25, Pesado. 14455 Highway 16, Brooks. www.cachecreek.com
BLACK OAK CASINO• (877) 747-8777
April 4, Bo Bice Acoustic Tour; April 5, Cover Me Badd; April 9, Blackberry Smoke; April 10, Little Fuller Band; April 11, Rock of Ages. 19400 Tuolumne Road North, Tuolumne .
QUEEN BEAN COFFEE HOUSE• (209) 521-8000
First Wednesdays, Filmmaker Social Club; Sundays, open mic. 1126 14th St., Modesto.
TURLOCK COMMUNITY THEATRE• (209) 668-1169
April 11, Jim Breuer. Standup comic performs his “Something for Everyone” tour. 7:30 p.m. May 17, famed stand-up comedian, Don Rickles, performs. For mature audiences. 7:30 p.m. 1574 E. Canal Drive, Turlock. $69-$129. www.turlocktheatre.org
CHOREOGRAPHER’S SHOWCASE• April 16-18
Student choreography featuring dance styles in contemporary, jazz, hip-hop and belly dance. Reception with awards follows April 17 performance. Presented by the Modesto Junior College Dance Department. 7 p.m. Modesto Junior College, Cabaret West, 2201 Blue Gum Ave. $8. (209) 575-6496.
FESTIVALS & FAIRS
MODESTO UNPLUGGED MUSIC FESTIVAL 2014• April 4-6
Artists from around the country and the region will share the stage over three days, with an array of bluegrass, folk, Americana, country, jug band, acoustic rock and more. Various locations
EARTH DAY• April 19
Modesto’s 25th annual Earth Day in the Park Festival features entertainment, food and “green” education. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Graceada Park, Sycamore and Needham streets, Modesto. Free. (209) 577-5495.
MJC POW WOW• April 20
Intertribal Pow Wow on campus, bringing together the culture and traditions of native American people. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Modesto Junior College, Agriculture Center, 2201 Blue Gum Ave. Free. (209) 575-6866.
MAD HATTER’S FESTIVAL AND CRAFT FAIRE• May 3-4
Wagon rides and a petting zoo by the 4-H, craft booths, checker games and chalk boards set up, barbecued food, kettlecorn, and the baked goods available from the Bloomingcamp Ranch Bake Shop. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Bloomingcamp Ranch, 10528 Highway 120, Oakdale. (209) 848-0461.
CENTRAL VALLEY BREWFEST• May 10
Brewfest featuring more than 100 beers to sample and art from Modesto’s Peer Recovery Art Project. 21 and older event. 1-5 p.m. Stanislaus County Fairgrounds, 900 N. Broadway, Turlock. $30 advanced; $35 door. (209) 614-8148. www.cvbrewfest.com
WATERFORD WESTERN HERITAGE DAY• May 10
Waterford celebrates 157 year history with antique and collectible row, art and craft street, car show, antique engines and motors, food and drinks. Bands play on stage. Kids bounce, train rides, face painting and kids activity zone. 10 a.m. parade; 11 a.m. bands. Downtown Waterford, Waterford. (209) 874-1028 or (209) 404-7916.
ALL THINGS MUIR FESTIVAL• May 30-31
5th annual John Muir festival featuring speakers, activities, silent auction and wine tasting. 5 p.m. May 30; 10 a.m. May 31. Lake McClure Horseshoe Bend Recreation Area, Highway 132. (209) 878-3501. http://johnmuir.us/jmgc-events
CEP SPRING FILM AND LECTURE SERIES• Through April 17
April 3, “Precious Knowledge”; April 17, “Chasing Ice.” All presentations are held in Forum 110. 7 p.m. Modesto Junior College, East Campus, 435 College Ave. Free. (209) 575-6180. www.mjc.edu
MOVIE AND PICNIC• April 12
Presentation in honor of author Beverly Cleary’s birthday. Follow the adventures of a little grade-schooler with a big imagination and her older sister. Based on Beverly Cleary books. You bring the picnic and blanket and we’ll bring the lemonade. 11 a.m. Modesto Library, 1500 I St. Free. (209) 558-7810.
SIERRA NEVADA FILM FESTIVAL• April 19
Wine tasting and film screening of “Tell it on the Mountain - Stories of the Pacific Crest Trail” documentary. 7 p.m. Newsome Harlow Winerty Tasting Room, 403 Main Street, Murphys. Free.
FOOD & FUN
SIERRA RAILROAD DINNER TRAIN• Ongoing
Murder Mystery Trains, Sunset Dinner and Wild West trains, Sunday brunch trains. Call or check website for times and prices. Sierra Railroad Golden Sunset and Daylight Trains, 330 S. Sierra Ave., Oakdale. 800-866-1690. www.sierrarailroad.com
VFW BREAKFAST• Ongoing
7:30-11 a.m. Sundays. Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall-Modesto, 2801 W. Hatch Road. $7. (209) 537-3360.
VFW DINNER• Ongoing
Friday night dinner hosted by the VFW Post 3199. 5-7 p.m. Fridays. Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall-Modesto, 2801 W. Hatch Road. Small donation. (209) 537-3360.
HISTORY CENTER BREAKFAST• Ongoing
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• Ongoing
Hosted by Ripon VFW Post 1051. 5:30-7 p.m. Fridays. Veterans of Foreign Wars - Ripon, 12455 W. Ripon Road. Small donation required. (209) 599-6815.
RIPON VFW WEDNESDAY LUNCH• Ongoing
Hosted by VFW 1051 of Ripon. Chicken strips, burgers, fish or shrimp with fries. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Veterans of Foreign Wars - Ripon, 12455 W. Ripon Road. Small donation required. (209) 599-6815.
TURLOCK VFW HAMBURGER NIGHTS• Ongoing
VFW Auxiliary weekly hamburger nights. 5-8 p.m. Fridays. Veterans of Foreign Wars-Turlock, 1405 E. Linwood Ave. $2-$6.50. (209) 668-9710.
LIVINGSTON VFW HAMBURGER NIGHTS• Ongoing
Livingston VFW monthly Hamburger night. 5-7 p.m. Last Thursday of each month. Livingston Veterans Memorial Hall, 1605 Seventh St. $2-$4.50. (209) 394-2059. www.vfwlivingston.com
MODESTO VFW HAMBURGER NIGHTS• Ongoing
VFW Auxiliary weekly hamburger nights. Hamburgers, cheeseburgers, fries. 4-8 p.m. Fridays. Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall-Modesto, 2801 W. Hatch Road. $6-$7. (209) 668-9710.
MERCED CERTIFIED FARMERS MARKET• Ongoing
8 a.m.-noon. Saturday. 19th and N Streets, Merced. (209) 667-2916.
FOE BREAKFAST• Ongoing
Hosted by Fraternal Order of Eagles. 8-11 a.m. First Sundays. Eagles Hall, 126 Camellia Way, Modesto. $6. (209) 577-2298.
STEAK NIGHT• Ongoing
Steak dinner, salad bar, no-host bar. Hosted by the Fraternal Order of Eagles. 5 p.m. social; 7 p.m. dinner. First Friday. Eagles Hall, 126 Camellia Way, Modesto. $12. (209) 577-2298.
LA GRANGE ODD FELLOWS AND REBEKAH BREAKFAST• Ongoing
7 a.m.-1 p.m. second Sundays. La Grange IOOF Hall, Yosemite Avenue at Main Street. $6. (209) 853-2128.
KNIGHTS FERRY BREAKFAST• Ongoing
First Sunday of the month. 8 a.m.-noon. IOOF Hall, 5030 Broadway, Coulterville. $5.
TURLOCK SONS IN RETIREMENT• Ongoing
Monthly luncheon. 11:15 a.m. third Wednesday. Denair Community Center , 3850 N. Gratton Road, Denair. (209) 632-0011. www.sirinc.org
OPEN AIR MARKET• Ongoing
First Saturday of every month. Noon-5 p.m. The Yogurt Station, 1214 W. F St., Oakdale. Free. (209) 845-8113.
PRAYER CIRCLE POTLUCK• Ongoing
Mondays, weekly potluck gathering. 5-7 p.m. Unity Church, 2467 Veneman Ave., Modesto. Free. (209) 634-8059.
BUILD YOUR OWN OMELET DINNER• April 5
Seventh annual build your own omelet dinner including omelet, potatoes, biscuits, fruit and beverage. 4:30-7 p.m. Escalon United Methodist Church, 2000 Jackson Ave., Escalon. $7 adults; $3.50 children. (209) 838-2792.
SENIOR CITIZEN FUNDRAISER• April 5
The senior citizens of Standiford Place are holding a fundraiser in support of the McHenry Museum and Historical Society. Waffle breakfast, tribute to seniors with testimonials, stories and videos, reception with silent auction. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Standiford Place, 3420 Shawnee Drive, Modesto. $5 donation for breakfast. (209) 521-7000.
SPRING FLING• April 5
Modesto High School Sports Boosters Spring Fling. Dinner, dancing, live and silent auction. Must be 21 years and older to attend. All proceeds benefit sports program. 5:30 p.m. Old Fisherman’s Club , 10800 Maze Blvd., Modesto. $30. (209) 321-1769.
SPRING SWING• April 5
A big band dance party presented by the Calaveras Mentoring Foundation to raise funds for the Calaveras Youth Mentoring Program. Features buffet dinner and dancing, live auction, treasure chest key raffle and more. 6 p.m. Ironstone Vineyards, 1894 Six Mile Road, Murphys. $75. (209) 736-7706. www.calaverasmentoring.org/springswing
MODESTO CERTIFIED FARMERS MARKET• April 5-Dec. 20
Local farm produce vendors and more. 8 a.m-1 p.m. Thursdays, Saturdays. 16th Street, between H and I Streets, Modesto.
FISH FRY• April 11
6 p.m. SOS Club, 819 Sunset Ave., Modesto. $15 members; $17 nonmembers. (209) 578-5801.
EAGLE SCOUT BRUNCH• April 12
All Eagle Scouts and Bow Scout alumni are invited to honor boys who have earned the Eagle Scout badge in 2013. All alumni will be recognized at the event. 8:30-11 a.m. Elks Lodge-Modesto, 645 Charity Way. $25. (209) 545-6320.
38TH ANNUAL COLUMBIA WINE TASTING BENEFIT• April 13
Annual benefit event to support the Columbia College Culinary Arts Program. Attendees receive a complimentary souvenir wine glass and samples from wineries and food vendors. 1-4 p.m. Columbia Historic State Park, Main and State streets, Columbia. $50-$60. (209) 588-5135.
EASTER BRUNCH• April 20
Reservations required. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. SOS Club, 819 Sunset Ave., Modesto. $22 adults; $10.95 children 4-11. (209) 578-5801.
OMELET BREAKFAST FUNDRAISER• April 20
Proceeds benefit American Legion Americanism School awards. 7-11:30 a.m. American Legion Hall, Modesto, 1001 S. Santa Cruz Ave. $7, children under 7 are free. (209) 551-8060.
ODDS & ENDS
BONSAI TREASURES DEMONSTRATION• April 5
Calaveras Bonsai Club meeting and free public demonstration presented by Joan Scorggs, club sensei. Open to the public. 10 a.m. Calaveras County Water District Office, 423 E. St. Charles Street. Free. (209) 786-3264.
KNIGHTS FERRY CLASSIC• April 5
Knights Ferry classic car show sponsored by the Knight’s Ferry Community Club as a fundraiser. Entrees limited to 120 vehicles. Free shuttle service provided from parking areas to show locations. Food and drink offered. Early registration is recommended. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Knights Ferry Covered Bridge, 17968 Covered Bridge Rd. $25 until March 22; $30 after. (209) 402-9831 or 559- 679-4337.
MODESTO PEACE/LIFE CENTER RUMMAGE SALE• April 5
Rummage sale fundraiser for the Modesto Peace/Life Center. To donate articles, take them to the church Friday, April 4, 3 p.m.-6 p.m. or before 9 a.m. April 5. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. College Avenue Congregational Church, Orangeburg and College avenues, Modesto. (209) 765-3813.
NATIVE PLANT SALE• April 5
Presented by California Native Plant Society, NSJV Chapter. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Great Valley Museum, 1100 Stoddard Ave., Modesto.
SOBER GRAD COMMUNITY WIDE SALE• April 5
Gregori High School’s Sober Grad program is hosting a parking lot yard sale and boutique. Event will proceed rain or shine. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Gregori High School, 3701 Pirrone Road, Modesto. 510- 219-5041 or (209) 480-9007.
SPRING BOOK SALE• April 5
Friends of the Tuolumne County Library spring book sale. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sonora Library, 480 Greenley Road. (209) 694-0288.
34TH ANNUAL ORCHID CARNIVAL• April 5-6
Orchid and tropical plants on exhibit for the annual show and sale. Potting demonstrations during the day. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 5; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 6. Stanislaus Union School, 1931 Kiernan Ave., Modesto. Free.
ORCHID SHOW AND SALE• April 5-6
Tropical Plant Society 34th annual Orchid Show and Sale. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Stanislaus Union School, 1931 Kiernan Ave., Modesto. Free.
SPRING TOURS• April 5-26
Guided tour of the museum’s collections of wagons and carriages. Saturdays, 1-2 p.m. Angels Camp Museum, 753 South Main St., Angels Camp. $5 adults; $2.50 children; free 4 and younger. (209) 736-2963. www.angelscamp.gov
LA GRANGE RODEO• April 6
Full rodeo events including bull riding, bareback and saddle bronco riding, team roping, calf roping and breakaway roping, steer wrestling and barrel racing. Rodeo Clowns. Goat scramble for kids 8 and under. Food and refreshments. 8 a.m. La Grange Rodeo Grounds, East of La Grange on Highway 132, La Grange. $15 adults; $10 kids 6-12; 5 and under free. (209) 988-7079.
COWBOYS AND THEIR RANCHES LECTURE• April 10
Guest speakers Nancy Whittle, Walter Valente, Bill Spence and Ken Mitchel discuss local ranching. 6:30 p.m. refreshments; 7-8 p.m. lecture. Angels Camp Museum, 753 South Main St., Angels Camp. $10 nonmembers; free for members. (209) 736-2963. www.angelscamp.gov
RUMMAGE SALE• April 10-12
Livingston/Delhi Ladies Auxiliary VFW #8327 holds rummage sale. Everything on Saturday is $1 per bag or half-price. Donations of gently used items needed. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. April 10-11; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. April 12. Delhi Veterans Hall, 9799 Stephens St., Delhi. (209) 394-2059.
“ART INSPIRED BY SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS”• April 11
Modesto Area Partners in Science presentation featuring UC Berkeley professor Carlo H. Sequin, Ph.D. 7:30 p.m. Modesto Junior College, West Campus, 2201 Blue Gum Ave., Sierra Hall 132. Free. (209) 575-6800.
SMOKEPOLERS SPRING RENDEZVOUS• April 11-13
Black Powder Shooting and Mountain man re-enactment. Raffle prizes and Sunday religious service provided by The Reverend Hawk. Camping is $10 for weekend, $5 extra vehicle. Awards presented Sunday, 1:30 p.m. Camp Six-Bits, Red Hills Road, Chinese Camp. Free for day visitors. (209) 559-6381 or (209) 728-4219.
CONNECT AND COLLECT SPRING EVENT• April 12
Meet the artist Darren Gygi who will be available for signing artwork. 11 a..m-1 p.m. At Home Furniture, 4120 Dale Road, Modesto. (209) 545-2424.
JEWELS OF THE MOTHER LODE HOME TOUR• April 12
AAUW Amador Branch hosts 42nd annual Home Tour featuring five homes and one inn. Docents guide ticket holders. Tea, cookies, an art show, special lunch venues and wine tasting included in tour. Proceeds provide scholarships for local women. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Various Locations $22 advance; $25 day of the tour. (209) 245-6052. www.aauwamador.org
LIVE, LAUGH AND LOVE OUR GARDENS TOUR• April 12
Turlock Garden Club annual garden tour featuring city gardens and country gardens. Refreshments served in one country home. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Various locations $20; under 12 are free. (209) 620-0406.
“ROCK N’ ROLL” MOTHER & SON DANCE• April 12
D.J., raffle, photo booth, event shirts and air guitar contest. 6-9 p.m. St. Anthony’s School, 323 N. Fremont St., Manteca. $10. (209) 823-4513.
DELTA TULE TREKKERS• April 14
Discussion will be on April 19 San Joaquin River Wildlife Preserve walk. 6 p.m. dinner/social; 7 p.m. meeting. CK Grill, 14725 S. Harlan Road, Lathrop. (209) 825-0204.
YOKUTS GROUP AND SIERRA CLUB• April 18
David Tucker, former city engineer of Merced, will discuss wastewater treatment. 6:45 p.m. College Avenue Congregational Church, Orangeburg and College avenues, Modesto. Free. (209) 863-9137.
MR. FROG’S WILD RIDE• April 19
Two scenic routes, Wild Ride of 50K and Wilder Ride of 100K. Price includes snacks at various rest stops, SAG support and after-ride barbecue. Free massage available. Online registration cutoff is April 17. 7-9 a.m. registration; 7:30-9 a.m. course opens. Feeney Park, Murphys. $45-$60. www.mrfrogswildride.org
SPRING GARDEN TOUR• April 19
Modesto Garden Club spring garden tour featuring seven gardens in Dutch Hollow. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Various locations $20. (209) 529-7360.
VICTORIAN EASTER CELEBRATION• April 20
Victorian Easter celebration featuring Easter parade, with prizes for fanciest Victorian hat, finest dressed. Easter egg hunts for kids and visits with Thaddeus E. Hare. Sponsored by the Columbia Chamber of Commerce. 11 a.m. Columbia Historic State Park, Main and State streets, Columbia. Free. (209) 536-1672.
THE BENEFITS OF WALDORF EDUCATION• April 23
Talk on Waldorf education and Manzanita Charter schools, set to open 2015. Parents of children 3-5 invited to attended, please no children. 7 p.m. Modesto Library, 1500 I St. Free. email@example.com.
THE STATE THEATRE
“SCIENCE ON SCREEN” SERIES• April 13
April 13, “Physics and Fastballs.” There will be an hour of interactive activities before the presentation and films and a Q&A following the films. $6-$8.
FILM: THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL• April 4-18
Wes Anderson’s new comedy recounts the adventures of Gustave H., a legendary concierge at a famous hotel set in the fictional Eastern European republic of Zubrowka in the 1930s, and Zero Moustava, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. April 4, Grand opening night party.
FILM: “ELAINE STRITCH: SHOOT ME”• April 11-21
Hilarious and poignant portrait, of Tony and Emmy Award-winner Elaine Stritch.
FILM: “THE LUNCHBOX”• April 11-23
A romantic drama in which a mistaken delivery in Mumbai’s famously efficient lunchbox delivery system connects a young housewife to an older man.
FILM: “THE LORAX”• April 16
A 12-year-old boy searches for the one thing that will allow him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams, but to find it, he must discover the story of the grumpy-yet-charming creature known as a Lorax. 3:30 p.m. doors; 4 p.m. film.
FLY FISHING FILM TOUR• April 17
Film and raffle prizes. All proceeds from the film and the event directly benefit Rivers of Recovery. Veterans with a Veterans ID will be admitted without charge. 5:30 p.m. doors; 6:15 p.m. show. $20.
FILM: “TIM’S VERMEER• April 18-25
Film explores the intersection of technology and art. Tim’s Vermeer works at capturing on film how artists work their miracles.
FILM: GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES• April 19
Two singers, best friends Lorelei Lee and Dorothy Shaw, travel to Paris, pursued by a private detective. The State and CareMore present films, drawings for prizes and refreshments as part of the CareMore Senior Film Series. 10:30 a.m.
FILM: “STRANGERS ON A TRAIN”• April 20
Modesto Film Society Series. 2 p.m.
FUNDRAISER AND FILM: DRIVING MISS DAISY• April 24
Delta Kappa Gamma and Epsilon Nu Chapter host a fundraiser including wine, appetizers and a raffle. Proceeds benefit the Education Foundation of Stanislaus County, Scholarship and Library. 5:30 p.m. raffle; 7 p.m. film. $25. (209) 545-0883.
STANISLAUS COMMUNITY BAND• Ongoing
A college-community concert band looking for experienced woodwind, brass and percussion players to join. 7 p.m. Mondays. California State University, Stanislaus music building, 1 University Circle, Turlock. (209) 667-2421.
“VALLEY’S GOT TALENT” TALENT SEARCH• Through May 2
Now accepting applications for the fifth annual talent show. Open to any nonprofessional performer who is at least 10 years old and resides in Stanislaus, Merced, San Joaquin, Calaveras, Tuolumne or Mariposa counties. Applicants can download the schedule, rules and application online. The finals of “Valley’s Got Talent” take place Aug. 29-30. Gallo Center for the Arts, 1000 I Street, Modesto. Free. www.galloarts.com
CALL FOR ARCHITECTURAL MOVIE ENTRIES• Through June 3
7th annual Modesto International Architecture Festival seeks entries of short movies 3-25 minutes about architectures, architects, landscape, public art and urban design. Only one entry per person. Three awards will be given. All entries must be online. No DVDs. firstname.lastname@example.org. www.modestoarchfest.com
NINETEENTH ANNUAL AILEEN JAFFA YOUNG POETS CONTEST• April 12
Annual poets contest open to students K-12 living in or attending school in Stanislaus County. Poems may be any style, no longer than 24 lines. Winners will be notified by May 10. Awards ceremony will take place May 17. Forms available at county schools, McHenry Museum, Mistlin Gallery and Salida and county libraries. Stanislaus County Library, 1500 I St., Modesto. $1 per entry; up to 3 entries. (209) 543-1776.
“THE TEMPEST” AUDITIONS• April 12
Center Stage Youth Conservatory is holding auditions for William Shakespears’s “The Tempest.” Attendees should be prepared to move around and to do a cold reading from the play. Call for time. Lower Level Studios, 948 11th St., Suite 1. (209) 846-0179. www.centerstagemodesto.com
WIGGLE WORMS• Ongoing
Wednesdays, stories and songs for children under 3. 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Salida Branch Library, 4835 Sisk Road. (209) 543-7315.
DIA DE LOS NINOS/DIA DE LOS LIBROS• April 10
Crafts, bilingual story time and snacks and light refreshments. Event sponsored by donations to the Friends of the Keyes Library. 3 p.m. Keyes Library, 4420 Maud Ave. Free. (209) 664-8006.
BOOKFEST BOOKMARK CONTEST• April 15
Bookmark contest. Form may be downloaded at www.greatvalleybookfest.org. Three categories, grades K-2, grades 3-5 and grades 6-8. One entry per person and must be own original art work. Submit to above address. Bookmarks will be distributed at the 2014 Great Valley Bookfest. Deadline is April 15. Great Valley Bookfest, 1433 Moffat Blvd., Suite 13, Manteca, CA 95337. www.greatvalleybookfest.org
GIANT GAME DAY• April 23
Family giant game day featuring giant versions of Jenga, bowling, dominos and more. 4 p.m. Modesto Library, 1500 I St. Free. (209) 558-7810.
SUMMER STORY TIME AND ART ACTIVITY SERIES• April 24-June 26
April 24, frogs; May 22, Mark Twain; June 26, barns and farming. Activities for preschoolers and parents. 10-11 a.m. Angels Camp Museum, 753 South Main St., Angels Camp. Free. (209) 736-2963. www.angelscamp.gov