FOR THE ARTS
SUMMER SONATA• July 17
MJC Foundation presents 18th annual Summer Sonata featuring the “Best of Broadway.” Silent and live auction, dinner. 5:30 p.m. $150 per person.
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“PETER PAN”• July 18-27
Presented by YES Company. 7:30 p.m. July 18, 24-25; 3 p.m. July 19-20, 26-27. Gallo Center for the Arts, 1000 I St., Modesto. $12-$45. (209) 338-2100. www.galloarts.org
ALEX RAMON• July 20
Magic show with a new style and a new flair. Friendly enough for kids but edgy enough for the adults. 3 p.m. $35.
KIDZ BOB KIDS• July 25
Kidz Bop “Dream Big, Sing Loud” tour. Package price includes a meet-and-greet and photo opportunity after the show. 7 p.m. $45 VIP package.
STYX• July 30
Classic rock band featuring Tommy Shaw, James “JY” Young, Lawrence Gowan, Todd Sucherman and Ricky Phillis. 7:30 p.m. $49-$99.
BALLET FOLKLORICO DE MEXICO• Aug. 7
7:30 p.m. $29-$59.
KC AND THE SUNSHINE BAND• Aug. 9
Fusion of R&B and funk, with a hint of a Latin percussion groove. 8 p.m. $39-$89.
“SOUTH PACIFIC”• Aug. 9-17
Musical based on James A. Michener’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 1947 book “Tales of the South Pacific.” Presented by the Modesto Performing Arts. 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. $19-$34.
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
July 20, Fulton Street Jazz Band. Noon jam sets; 1 p.m. featured band. Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, 1612 Sisk Road, Modesto. $8-$12. (209) 524-3517.
STARDUST COWBOYS• July 4
Music by the Stardust Cowboys and dinner food by Lila and Sage available to purchase. Part of the First Fridays in the Park neighborhood concert series. 5:30-8 p.m. Murphys Community Park, 505 Algiers St., Murphys. Free. (209) 728-8183.
SUPRECRET• July 9
Rock ’n’ roll band featuring JoAnn Ebbett and Don Barker. Part of the Music in the Parks Calaveras Arts Council concert series. 6:30-8 p.m. Valley Springs Ball Field, Valley Springs. Free.
MOBAND - SUMMER REPLAY• July 10
A part of the Modesto Band of Stanislaus County Summer concert series. 8 p.m. Graceada Park, Sycamore Avenue and Needham Street, Modesto. Free. www.modestoband.org
GROVER ANDERSON• July 16
Original folk and rock music. Part of the Music in the Parks Calaveras Arts Council concert series. 6:30-8 p.m. Shutter Tree Park, Mokelumne Hill. Free.
ALCHEMY CRYSTAL SINGING BOWLS• July 18
Featuring Rev. Lennis Baugh. 7 p.m. Unity Church, 2467 Veneman Ave., Modesto. Offering. (209) 578-5433.
SOUGHDOUGH SLIM AND ROBERT ARMSTRONG• July 23
Cowboy duo. Part of the Music in the Parks Calaveras Arts Council concert series. 6:30-8 p.m. Cedar Center, Highway 4 and Oak Circle, Arnold. Free.
“JUST SAY NO” BATTLE OF THE BANDS• July 27
Drug awareness event featuring local bands, food, prizes. Recommended for ages 10-18. 4:30-8:30 p.m. Elks Lodge-Modesto, 645 Charity Way. Free. (209) 524-4421 ext. 101.
LOS LONELY BOYS AND KENNY WAYNE SHEPARD• July 28
7:30 p.m. Bob Hope Theatre, 242 E. Main St., Stockton. (209) 373-1400.
THE LEMON HAMMER• July 30
Adaptations blues and rock. Part of the Music in the Parks Calaveras Arts Council concert series. 6:30-8 p.m. Mountain Ranch Park, Mountain Road and Whiskey Slide Road. Free.
PLAN B• Aug. 1
Music by the Plan B and dinner food by Sierra Hills Market available to purchase. Part of the First Fridays in the Park neighborhood concert series. 5:30-8 p.m. Murphys Community Park, 505 Algiers St., Murphys. Free. (209) 728-8183.
PIPP GILLETTE• Aug. 6
Cowboy minstrel. Part of the Music in the Parks Calaveras Arts Council concert series. 6:30-8 p.m. Turner Park , Treat Avenue, San Andreas. Free.
JOSH ROSENBLUM AND EVERYTHING ATLAS• Aug. 8
8 p.m. West Side Theatre, 1331 Main St., Newman. $10. (209) 862-4490.
MIC GILLETTE BAND• Aug. 9
8 p.m. West Side Theatre, 1331 Main St., Newman. $15 general; $18 reserved. (209) 862-4490.
THE STATE THEATRE
FILM: “WORDS & PICTURES”• Through July 10
Prep school English teacher Jack Marcus laments his students’ obsession with social media and good grades rather than engaging with the power of the written word.
FILM: “THE GRAND SEDUCTION”• Through July 11
The story of a harbor village mayor who tries to entice a physician to make a permanent move to help the town lure a processing plant.
FILM: “IDA”• Through July 12
A moving and intimate drama about a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland who, on the verge of taking her vows, makes a shocking discovery about her past.
FILM: “A HARD DAY’S NIGHT”• July 6
50th anniversary party and screening. 3 p.m. doors and dancing; 4 p.m. film. $12.
FILM: “THE IMMIGRANT”• July 6
Ewa Cybulski and her sister sail to New York from Poland in search of the American dream. At Ellis Island, doctors discover that Magda is ill, and the two women are separated. Ewa is released onto the mean streets while her sister is quarantined. Alone, Ewa quickly falls prey to a charming but wicked man who forces her into prostitution. The arrival of a stage magician, played by Modesto native Jeremy Renner, restores her self-belief and hopes for a brighter future. 6:30 p.m.
FILM: “AND SO IT GOES”• July 9
A self-centered and eccentric realtor’s life is turned upside down when his estranged son suddenly drops off a granddaughter he never knew. Monthly New York Film Critics Series presentation. 7:30 p.m. $12.
SING-ALONG “MAMMA MIA”• July 12
The State is inviting guests to belt out their favorite songs while Donna and her daughter Sophie romp through this big-screen adaptation of the Broadway sensation. 5:30 p.m. doors; 6:30 p.m. film. $5.
BASTILLE DAY AND FRENCH FILM FEST REDUX• July 13
Bastille Day Film Fest featuring “Midnight in Paris” and “Girl on a Bicycle.” Complimentary mimosas and croissants. 12:30 p.m. doors; 1:30 p.m. first film; 3:30 p.m. second film. $13 both films; $10 second film only.
TRATTORIA: A FETE FOR FOODIES AND FILM LOVERS• July 18
Benefit for The State Theatre featuring fine foods, premium wines and cocktails to purchase, live music, and a screening of “Trattoria,” an independent comedy about the love of food and family. 6-7:30 p.m. live music, sampling; 8 p.m. film. $25.
FILM: “IN THE GOOD OLD SUMMERTIME”• July 19
Van Johnson and Judy Garland play a couple of clerks in a sheet-music store who detest each other on sight. A CareMore Senior Film Series presentation. 10:30 a.m.
LONG TIME• July 19
Boston tribute band. 7 p.m. doors; 8 p.m. show. $21.
FILM: “CASABLANCA”• July 27
Three-time-Oscar-winning wartime adventure of romance and intrigue. A Modesto Film Society presentation. 2 p.m.
FILM: “CHILD OF GOD”• July 29
Mystery and suspense drama that tells the story of Lester Ballard, a dispossessed, violent man who attempts to exist outside the social order. July film in the monthly New York Film Critics Series. 6:30 p.m. doors; 7:30 p.m. film. $12.
“MONTY PYTHON LIVE (MOSTLY)”• Aug. 6-8
Comedy legends Monty Python, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin, will perform some of their greatest hits in a reunion. “Monty Python Live (mostly),” will be broadcast from London’s O2 Arena. 6 p.m. doors; 7 p.m. broadcast. $12.
“TWELFTH NIGHT”• Through July 19
Presented by Murphys Creek Theatre. A love story with comedic undertones. Call for times. Black Bart Playhouse, 580 Algiers St., Murphys. (209) 728-8422. www.murphyscreektheatre.org
“PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES”• Through July 27
The Pump Boys sell high octane on Highway 57 in Grand Ole Opry country and the Dinettes, Prudie and Rhetta Cupp, run the Double Cupp diner next door. Together they fashion an evening of country songs performed on guitars, piano, bass and, yes, kitchen utensils. Call for times. Sierra Repertory Theatre-East Sonora Theatre, 13891 Mono Way. $18-$30. (209) 532-3120.
“SOUND OF MUSIC” PREVIEW FUNDRAISER• July 10
Fundraiser supporting women’s scholarships and educational opportunities. Sierra Repertory Theatre and sponsored by P.E.O. Sisterhood. 6 p.m. refreshments; 7 p.m. curtain time. Fallon House Theatre, 11175 Washington St., Columbia. $25. (209) 586-0777.
“ANCHORS AWEIGH”• July 11-12
A romance novelist, a prince, gangsters and a host of others mix it up on a singles cruise. Call for times. Hutton’s Hamlet Performing Arts Center, 132 W. G St., Oakdale. $8 general; $4 12 and under. (209) 848-1216.
“CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES”• July 11-27
Production celebrates the kitchen team at the East Cornucopia Lutheran Church of the Prarie in rural Minnesota. Show rated PG, recommended for 12 and up. 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. West Side Theatre, 1331 Main St., Newman. $15 general; $18 reserved; students half price. (209) 862-4490.
THE SOUND OF MUSIC• July 11-Aug. 31
Call for times. Sierra Repertory Theatre, 11175 Washington St., Sonora. $26-$32. (209) 532-3120.
C’EST JOLI• (209) 324-7111
Ongoing, work by Brad and Nancy Hawn. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. 920 13th St., Modesto.
CARNEGIE ARTS CENTER• (209) 632-5761
Through Aug. 17, “Carnegie Rocks!” exhibit; through July 27, Donna Wayman: “Reflection” art exhibit. July 18, Family Friday Sock Hop, 7 p.m. free. Sundays, Poetry on Sunday Series. Youth Art classes. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays. 250 N. Broadway, Turlock. Regular exhibits, $5 General, $4 Members, Children 12 and under free; “Carnegie Rocks!” $12 general, $10 students and seniors, free for 12 and under. www.carnegieartsturlock.org
CENTRAL CALIFORNIA ART ASSOCIATION AND MISTLIN GALLERY• (209) 529-3369
Through July 12, graffiti show, member show and “Faces of Clay.” July 15-Aug. 16, “60 Retrospective,” artist reception, July 17; July 26, “Light up The Night” fundraiser, $25, live music, refreshments and silent auction. 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
July 17, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. 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
July 17, Third Thursday Art Walk, 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
July 17, Third Thursday Art Walk, at various venues. 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
MERCED MULTICULTURAL ARTS CENTER• (209) 388-1090
Through July 11: 8th annual California Centered Printmaking Exhibition; Through Aug. 8, Summer art classes for youth and adults. Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Friday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 645 W. Main St.
OAKDALE COWBOY MUSEUM• (209) 847-5263
Through February, “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
July 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•
July 17, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 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.
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.
CHICKEN RANCH• (800) 752-4646
16929 Chicken Ranch Road, Jamestown. (209) 984-4806. www.chickenranchcasino.com/
THUNDER VALLEY• (877) 468-8777
July 12, Alabama; July 18, Larry The Cable Guy; July 19, Replay America Tour: The Go-Gos and more; July 25, That Metal Show. 1200 Athens Ave., Lincoln. www.thundervalleycasino.com
CHUKCHANSI GOLD• (866) 794-6946
July 11, Randy Houser; July 12, LOL Comedy Show; July 25, Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band. 711 Lucky Lane, Coarsegold. www.chukchansigold.com
JACKSON RANCHERIA• (800) 822-9466
Aug. 1, Johnny Lang; Aug. 28, Cheech and Chong and War. 12222 New York Ranch Road, Jackson. www.jacksoncasino.com
RED HAWK CASINO• (888) 573-3495
July 4-5, Nathan Owens Band; July 6, Jackson Michelson; July 11, Chris Gardner Band; July 12, Brodie Stewart; July 13, Lace & Lead. 1 Red Hawk Parkway, Placerville. www.redhawkcasino.com
CACHE CREEK• (800) 772-2243
July 5, Lani Misalucha; July 6, Nuch Welawan; July 12, Little Joe Y La Familia; July 13, La Nueva Mentalidad; July 19, Air Supply; July 26, Keenen Ivory Wayans. 14455 Highway 16, Brooks. www.cachecreek.com
BLACK OAK CASINO• (877) 747-8777
July 4-5, Clean Slate; July 10, The Brothers Strong; July 11, Chains Required; July 12, Caravanserai; July 18, The Aviators; July 19, Fast Times, 1980s Rock Dance Party; July 24, Dan Hicks and his Hot Licks. 19400 Tuolumne Road N.
QUEEN BEAN COFFEE HOUSE• (209) 521-8000
First Wednesdays, Filmmaker Social Club; Sundays, open mic. 1126 14th St., Modesto.
WEST SIDE THEATRE•
Aug. 2, Hot August Mikes, a stand-up comedy group. 8 p.m. West Side Theatre, 1331 Main St., Newman. $20. (209) 862-4490.
FESTIVALS & FAIRS
GRAFFITI NIGHTS• Ongoing
Classic cars, Elvis, hula hoop contest, karaoke and root beer floats served by car hops on roller skates. Friday and Saturday nights. A&W Root Beer, 1404 G. St., Modesto.
WEDNESDAY GRAFFITI NIGHTS• Ongoing
Classic car show, activities, raffles and more. Wednesday nights. Velvet Grill & Creamery, 2204 McHenry Ave.
CORTEZ OBON FESTIVAL• July 5
Japanese-American festival featuring Obon dancing, cultural presentations. Performance by Ballico Taiko drum group. 7 p.m. Cortez Buddhist Church, Cortez Avenue between Linwood and Santa Fe, Ballico-Cortez. (209) 632-7942.
SIERRA NEVADA ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL• July 5-6
42nd annual festival with arts and crafts, food, live country/swing music, juggler Mark Bonzai Bunnell and kids activities. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Bristol’s Cafe Free.
MOTHER LODE FAIR• July 10-13
Fair includes demolition derby, truck and tractor pulls, motorcross. Concert performers include Doobie Brothers tribute act Dobbie Rock, Flying Blind, Tom Drinnon and Chains Required. 4 p.m.-midnight Thursday-Friday; 1 p.m.-midnight Saturday; 1-11 p.m. Sunday. Mother Lode Fairgrounds, 220 Southgate Drive, Sonora. $10 general; age 5 and under free; $20 carnival wristband. (209) 532-7428.
STANISLAUS COUNTY FAIR• July 11-20
Annual county fair featuring agriculture exhibits, midway, entertainment, motor sports, rodeo and more. Entertainment includes Wynonna and the Big Noise, Kansas, Banda Macho, Rodney Atkins, Kool and the Gang, Loverboy, Three Dog Night, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and more. 5 p.m.-midnight Mondays-Fridays; noon-midnight Saturdays-Sundays. Stanislaus County Fairgrounds, 900 N. Broadway, Turlock. $10 Adults; $5 children, additional cost for some events. (209) 668-1333.
BEAR VALLY MUSIC FESTIVAL• July 25-Aug. 10
37th annual Bear Valley Music Festival featuring live classical, operatic, jazz, bluegrass, and popular music. Bear Valley Village, 3 Bear Valley Road, Bear Valley. $18-$45. (209) 753-2574.
BLUES AND BONES FESTIVAL• July 26
Music festival and barbecue competition. Food sampling and voting for favorite team. Live music by Shane Dwight, Maxx Cabello Jr. and the Breakdown, Jeramy Norris and the Dangerous Mood, Wingnut Adams and more. noon-10 p.m. Calaveras County Fairgrounds, 2465 Gun Club Road, Angels Camp. $19.99; $29.99 for VIP and after-party. (209) 736-2561.
TWAIN HARTE SUMMER ARTS & WINE FESTIVAL• July 26-27
Crafts, live entertainment, food vendors, custom hot rod car show, wine tasting and street performers. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Downtown Twain Harte Free. (209) 533-3473.
MODESTO GRAND PRIX• Aug. 2-3
The City of Modesto, in conjunction with SaveMart Supermarkets and the DoubleTree Hotel, is hosting the fifth annual Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals event. Ticket includes access to the Modesto Grand Prix and Festival Areas. noon. Downtown Modesto $10 general; 10 and under free.
“RETURN TO BALANCE”• Ongoing
See Yosemite from a rock-climber’s perspective in this award-winning documentary. 7 p.m. nightly. Yosemite Theater, Behind the Visitors Center, Yosemite Valley. $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 4–12. (209) 379-2317.
FOOD & FUN
VFW BREAKFAST• Ongoing
Sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. 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. Eggs, ham or sausage, all-you-can-eat pancakes and fresh fruit. 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 month. Livingston Veterans Memorial Hall, 1605 Seventh St. $2-$4.50. (209) 394-2059. www.vfwlivingston.com
MODESTO VFW HAMBURGER NIGHT• Ongoing
VFW Auxiliary weekly hamburger night. 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 ODDFELLOWS AND REBEKAH BREAKFAST• Ongoing
7 a.m.-11 a.m., Second Sundays La Grange IOOF Hall, Yosemite Avenue at Main Street. $6. (209) 853-2128.
MERCED CERTIFIED FARMERS MARKET• Through December
8 a.m.-noon. Wednesdays. Promenade Shopping Center, Yosemite and Paulson, Merced. (209) 667-2916.
KNIGHTS FERRY BREAKFAST• Ongoing
First Sunday of the month. 8 a.m.-noon. IOOF Hall, Main Street, Knights Ferry. $5.
TURLOCK SONS IN RETIREMENT LUNCH• 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 month. Noon-5 p.m. The Yogurt Station, 1214 W. F St., Oakdale. Free. (209) 845-8113.
PRAYER CIRCLE POTLUCK• Ongoing
Weekly potluck gathering. 5-7 p.m. Mondays. Unity Church, 2467 Veneman Ave., Modesto. Free. (209) 634-8059.
MODESTO CERTIFIED FARMERS MARKET• Through Dec. 20
Local farm produce vendors and more. 8 a.m-1 p.m. Thursdays, Saturdays. 16th Street, between H and I Streets, Modesto.
PATTERSON CERTIFIED FARMERS MARKET• Through October
4-8 p.m. Wednesdays. True Value Shopping Center, Corner of Ward Avenue and Las Palmas, Patterson.
TURLOCK CERTIFIED FARMERS MARKET• Through Oct. 24
8 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays; 5-8 p.m., Sept. 5 and Oct. 24. Main Street and Broadway (209) 225.
OAKDALE FARMER’S MARKET• Through Aug. 27
5-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Downtown Oakdale, Third Avenue, Oakdale. Free. www.visitoakdale.com
ANGELS CAMP FARMERS MARKET• Through Sept. 26
5 p.m. to dusk Fridays. Utica Park , Angels Camp. Free. (209) 599-5195. www.angelscampbusiness.com
NEWCOMER’S DINNER• July 9
Valley Super Singles, for 45 years and older, newcomer’s dinner. 6 p.m. Perko’s Restaurant, 3848 McHenry Ave., Modesto. (209) 579-2347.
TASTES OF THE MEDITERRANEAN• July 24
Sampling of a variety of fine wines with homemade greek appetizers. 6-9 p.m. Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 313 Tokay Ave., Modesto. $25 advance; $30 door. (209) 522-7694.
GRAPES AND HOPS FESTIVAL• July 26
14th annual event featuring wine tasting, microbrews, food and music. 21 and over event. 6-9 p.m. McHenry Mansion, 906 15th St., Modesto. $30. (209) 482-6790.
CAJUN FETE FUN AND FUNDRAISER• Aug. 2
Calaveras Art Council’s annual dinner and dance benefit. Cajun dinner, silent auction and music by Tom Rigney and Flambeau. Space is limited, advance tickets only. 5 p.m. Pioneer Hotel, Sheep Ranch. $65 members; $75 non-members. (209) 754-1774.
VINES & HOSES• Aug. 2
Murphy’s Firefighters’ Association fifth annual Luau-dinner. Live and silent auctions, live music by the Iconics. Advance ticket sales only. 6 p.m. gates; 8 p.m. dinner. Twisted Oak Winery, 4280 Red Hill Road, Vallecito. $40 per person; $300 for table of 10. (209) 728-3864.
FOURTH OF JULY
4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION• July 4
Celebration will include vendor booths, softball tournament, live family entertainment, children’s rides, Teen Zone and fireworks display at 9:30 p.m. 6-10:30 p.m. Big League Dreams Field-Manteca, 1077 Milo Candini Drive. $2 13 and over; 12 and under admitted free. (209) 456-8600.
COLUMBIA’S GLORIOUS 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION• July 4
Parade, band concert free, barbecue; $10 adults, $5 children under 10 and old-fashioned centests, $1 to enter contests. 10:30 a.m.; registration; 11 a.m. flag raising; 2 p.m. barbecue. Columbia Historic State Park, Main and State streets, Columbia. Free. (209) 536-1672. www.visitcolumbiacaliornia.com
COMMUNITY FOUTH OF JULY EVENT• July 4
Fireworks demonstration and food vendors available. 9 p.m. Mistlin Sport Park, Jack Tone and River roads, Ripon. Free. (209) 599-4411.
FIREWORKS CELEBRATION• July 4
Fireworks display. Arrive early, gates will close upon reaching capacity. 9:30 p.m. Woodward Reservior , 14528 26 Mile Road, Oakdale. $20 per carload. (209) 525-6750.
FIREWORKS SHOW• July 4
18th annual Fourth of July event with musicians, food, bounce houses and fireworks display. Presented by the Los Banos Chamber of Commerce. 5 p.m. gates open. Veterans Memorial Stadium-Pacheco High School, 200 Ward Road, Los Banos. Free. (209) 826-2495.
FOURTH OF JULY BBQ AND CONCERT• July 4
Calaveras Community Band concert. Barbecue served from 3:30-6 p.m., concert to begin 6:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. Turner Park , Treat Avenue, San Andreas. Free admission; $10 bbq dinner.
FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION• July 4
140th annual Juy 4th celebration featuring parade, street vendors and custom car show. 9:30 a.m. Downtown Modesto Free. (209) 522-3066.
FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION• July 4
Downtown parade, street fair with car show, entertainment stage and kids park. Fireworks show at 9 p.m. at the fairgrounds. 10 a.m. parade, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. street fair. Downtown Turlock (209) 632-2221.
FOURTH OF JULY FESTIVITIES• July 4
Parade, festival activities at Henry Miller Park. Fireworks at Gustine High School football field, gates open 6:40 p.m. 10:30 a.m. parade; noon-4 p.m. festival; 6:40 gates open for fireworks. Downtown Gustine Free. (209) 854-3052.
FOURTH OF JULY RUN AND FUN• July 4
Run for Independence, followed by parade ending at Ralston Park. Festival at the park featuring entertainment. Castle Airport will open at 6 p.m. for concert featuring The Whiskey Tones & Friends, fireworks will follow concert at 9 p.m. 7:30 a.m. run; 9 a.m. parade; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. festival; 6 p.m. concert and fireworks show. Downtown Atwater, Broadway and Third streets. $5 per carload for concert and fireworks. (209) 358-2260.
INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION• July 4
Live music by Shane Dwight, Uplands Drive and Jill Warren. Wine, food, bounce houses, climbing walls, jugglers and more. Fireworks show to being at dusk. 4:30 p.m. gates open. Ironstone Vineyards, 1894 Six Mile Road, Murphys. $10 adults; $5 6-12; 5 and under free. (209) 728-1251.
JULY 4 CELEBRATION• July 4
Fourth of July celebration includes pancake breakfast, parade at 11 a.m., food, kids activities, music and vendors. 7:30 a.m. Mokelumne Hill, Main Street, Gold Country. (209) 286-1241.
OLD FASHIONED FOURTH OF JULY• July 4
Patriotic picnic with music and salute to veterans, old-fashioned games. $10 barbecue dinner available to purchase. 1-6 p.m. Utica Park , Angels Camp. Free. (209) 736-1333.
FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION• July 4-6
Carnival runs Friday-Sunday. Festival on July 4 featuring live music, dancing. July 5, parade and car show. 3 p.m. July 4, fireworks 9:15 p.m.; 9 a.m. July 5 hot rod and car parade. Memorial Park, Main and Park Streets, Livingston. Free. (209) 277-1402.
ODDS & ENDS
CLASSIC AIRCRAFT DISPLAYS• Ongoing
Antique aircraft display. Sponsored by the Commemorative Air Force. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Second Saturdays. Modesto City County Airport, 700 Tioga Drive, Hangar 1. (209) 526-5868. www.cafvalleysquadron.org
AIRCRAFT DISPLAY• Ongoing
9 a.m.-2 p.m. fourth Saturday. Turlock Municipal Airport, 13602 Newport Road, Turlock. (209) 620-6312.
AIRPLANE EXHIBIT• Ongoing
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Castle Air Museum, 5050 Santa Fe Drive, Atwater. $12 adults; $8 seniors; $5 youth 6-17; free age 5 and under. (209) 723-2178.
REO SPEECH TRAIN, TOASTMASTERS• Ongoing
6:30 a.m. Wednesdays. Perko’s Cafe, 2120 Patterson Road, Riverbank. (209) 342-7358.
UKULELE PLAY AND SING-ALONG• Ongoing
Funstrummers ukulele lessons. 5 p.m. beginners, 6 p.m. play-along Tuesdays. Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1600 Carver Road, Modesto. Donation. (209) 505-3216.
SWEAT SENIOR FITNESS• Ongoing
Aerobics, strength and step classes. Monday-Friday. Centenary Methodist Church, 1911 Toyon Ave. $1-$2 donation. (209) 988-5655. www.centenarychurch.net
TURLOCK UKE JAMZ• Ongoing
Ukulele group open to all ages and skill levels. Other acoustic instruments welcome. Download and print out the song list online. 10:30 a.m. second Saturdays. Carnegie Arts Center, 250 N. Broadway, Turlock. Free; donations accepted. www.turlockukejamz.org
Toastmasters club Daybreakers 1388. 6:15-7:20 a.m. 2nd, 3rd and 4th Wednesdays. Denny’s, 1525 McHenry Ave., Modesto. www.toastmasters.org
YOUNG AT HEART EXERCISE• Ongoing
The Healthy Aging Association offers group exercise classes for those 60 and older. Classes range from strength training, aerobics or tai chi. Call for information on class location and times. Healthy Aging Association, 121 Downey Ave., Suite 102. Free. (209) 523-2800.
SUPER SINGLES• Ongoing
Valley Super Singles weekly social time for singles age 45 and older. Call for locations. 6 p.m. Fridays. Various locations (209) 579-2347.
TUOLUME RIVER WOODWORKERS• Ongoing
Tuolumne River Woodworkers Association meets the first Monday of each month. 7 p.m. First Monday. Scout Hall, 3017 HIgh St., Riverbank. (209) 667-2340 or (209) 847-1173.
MOVIES IN THE PINES• Through Aug. 15
Friday night family movies including “Free Birds”, “Man of Steel”, “Despicable Me 2”, “Lone Ranger”, “Iron Man 3”, “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2”, “The Nut Job” and “Smurfs 2.” Bring chairs and blankets and a jacket. Candy and popcorn available to purchase. 8:30-10:30 p.m. Eproson Park, Twain Harte. Free.
BALANCE AND EXCELLENCE IN THE ARTS PROGRAM• July 10
“How Should We Balance Access and Excellence in the Arts?” presentation featuring MoBand director, George Gardner, street performer Dellanora Green and singer-guitarist Patty Castillo Davis. 5:30 p.m. McHenry Museum, 1402 I St., Modesto. Free.
VIVA SOCCER• July 13
Games, prizes, light bites, soccer demonstrations with AJAX United FC Members, keepsake photo op’s, local radio favorites Madden & Riley of KHOP. Event will be located at Sears Court on the east side of the property. 11 a.m. Vintage Faire Mall, Modesto. Free. (209) 527-3401.
SAN ANDREAS RUMBLE• July 19
Classic car show and swap meet. Food, music and silent auction. Presented by the San Andreas Merchants Association. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Calaveras County Government Center, 891 Mountain Ranch Road, San Andreas. (209) 754-0127.
SUMMER BASH CAR SHOW• July 20
Poker Walk, Coloring Contest, Activities, Vendors, Food and DJ Gene Adams. Proceeds to benefit Shriners, Soroptomists and Community Hospice. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Fruit Yard, 7948 Yosemite Blvd., Modesto. (209) 551-8532.
HISTORIES MYSTERIES• July 26-Aug. 30
Join park staff and costumed characters in a live reenactment and the opportunity to solve a real case. Space is limited. Due to the violent nature, parents may find it is not appropriate for children under age 12. 10 a.m. July 26, Aug. 2, 16, 30 Columbia Historic State Park, Main and State streets, Columbia. $5 adults; $1 children. (209) 588-9128.
CAROUSEL BALLROOM DANCE CLUB• July 11
Social with no-host bar, dinner and dancing to the music of Doug Meredith. 6 p.m. DoubleTree Hotel, 1150 Ninth St., Modesto. $46 members; $56 non-members. (209) 652-5296 or (209) 869-3514.
TANGO DANCE CLUB• Ongoing
Modesto Tango social dance and practice. 7-9 p.m. Mondays. Jacob’s Fine Dining , 2501 McHenry Ave., Modesto. (209) 522-1571.
RIVERBANK GOLDEN AGERS• Ongoing
Wednesdays, dancing and socializing. Different themes monthly. 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Riverbank Community Center, 3600 Santa Fe St. $4 members; $6 nonmembers; $12 annual membership. (209) 534-7663.
TURLOCK SENIOR CENTER DANCE• Ongoing
7:30-10 p.m., Wednesdays. Turlock Senior Center, 1191 Cahill St.
FOREVER YOUNG DANCE CLUB• Ongoing
Club meets Tuesdays, second Friday of month for dance. First-time guests are free. 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesdays; 7-10 p.m. second Friday. Modesto Senior Center, 211 Bodem St. Day: $4 members, $6 nonmembers; night: $5 and $7. (209) 534-7663.
MANTECA SENIOR DANCE• Ongoing
Rock and country band. 1-4 p.m. second and fourth Sundays. Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane. $4. (209) 825-0116.
USA DANCE BALLROOM DANCING• Ongoing
Second Saturdays, monthly dances. 7-10 p.m. second Saturdays. Odd Fellows Hall, 6941 Hughson Ave., Hughson. $5 members; $7 nonmembers. (209) 614-8048.
MODESTO BALLROOM DANCE CLUB• Ongoing
Ballroom dances and lesson. 7-10:30 p.m. third Fridays. Senior Center, 211 Bodem St., Modesto. $5 members, $10 for nonmembers. (209) 814-6701. www.modestoballroomclub.org
ROUND ROBINS• Ongoing
7-8:30 p.m. Oakdale Grange Hall, Lambuth and F streets, Oakdale. $4. (209) 526-4452.
ESCALON SENIOR DANCE• Third Sunday
Featuring rock ‘n’ country band. 1-4 p.m. Escalon Community Center, 1055 Escalon Bellota Road, Escalon. $4. (209) 534-7663.
TURLOCK STEPPIN PARDS• Ongoing
Wednesdays, square dance club workshop nights. 7-9 p.m. American Legion Hall - Turlock, 75 Bothun Road. (209) 996-0844. www.facebook.com/turlock.steppinpards
SENIOR CITIZENS DANCE AND POTLUCK• Ongoing
Potluck meal with prizes. 6 p.m. second Fridays; 1 p.m. fourth Sundays. Hughson Senior Center, 2307 Fourth St. $2 door; $8 membership. (209) 538-0362.
SKIRTS N’ FLIRTS SQUARE DANCE CLUB• Ongoing
Workshop is open to singles, couples and children ages 10 and up. Dance held third Saturday of month. 7 p.m. Oakdale Grange Hall , Lambuth and F streets, Oakdale. (209) 477-4756. www.singleskirtsnflirts.ccsda.org
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.
CALL TO ARTISTS• Through July 5
Artists, painters, photographers and sculptors wanted for exhibition to run July 15-Aug. 16. Exhibit a retrospective of artwork created during the 1960s and current art work echoing a theme or direct influence of the 1960s. Forms and fees deadline, July 5. Mistlin Art Gallery, 1015 J St., Modesto. $5 per entry members; $10 per entry non-members. (209) 529-3369.
PARA LOS NINOS PROGRAM• Saturdays
Bilingual stories, Songs and Rhymes for Preschoolers and their families. Presented by the Cesar Chavez Committee. 10-11 a.m. Saturdays. Los Banos Library, 1312 Seventh St. Free. (209) 826-5254.
BACKYARD BOOKWORMS• Ongoing
Nature-themed story and activity hour. 10 a.m., first and third Fridays. Great Valley Museum, 1100 Stoddard Ave., Modesto. Free. (209) 575-6196.
ANIMAL TALK• Ongoing
Fourth Fridays of the month. 10 a.m. Great Valley Museum, 1100 Stoddard Ave., Modesto. (209) 575-6196.
PRESCHOOL STORYTIME• Ongoing
Stories and songs for ages 3-6. Storytime is followed by “Stay and Play, Play and Learn.” 10 a.m. Salida Branch Library, 4835 Sisk Road. (209) 543-7315.
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.
DANCE CLASSES• Ongoing
Ballet, tap, jazz and Mommy & Me classes offered for all ages. Central West Ballet, 5039 Pentecost, Modesto. $10 per class. (209) 576-8957. www.centralwestballet.org
SUMMER SCIENCE CLASSES• Through Aug. 8
Six week science and nature classes for ages 4-12. Pre-registration required. 10-11:30 a.m. Great Valley Museum, 1100 Stoddard Ave., Modesto. $40 members; $45 nonmembers. (209) 575-6196.
FOSSIL SHOW• July 10
Terry McMillin from the Mother Lode Mineral Society will present a Rock and Fossil Show for school-aged children. 1 p.m. Keyes Library, 4420 Maud Ave. Free. (209) 664-8006.
SRT SUMMER WORKSHOPS• July 14-Aug. 8
Summer camp: July 14-16 ages 4-6; July 21-25 ages 7-9; July 28-Aug. 8 ages 10 and up. Sierra Repertory Theatre, 11175 Washington St., Sonora. $98. firstname.lastname@example.org. www.sierrarep.org