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.
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.
BIG BAND STREET DANCE• July 19
20th annual Big Band Street Dance event. Music by Rod Harris & the Kicks and the Columbia College Big Band who will perform music form the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s. Prizes for best dancers and best 1940s costume. Dessert auction. Food and refreshments, including a beer garden will be available. 6-10 p.m. Columbia Historic State Park, Main and State streets, Columbia. Free. (209) 588-9128.
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.
CHRIS YOUNG• Aug. 1
Country music star. Bob Hope Theatre, 242 E. Main St., Stockton.
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.
BLACK IRISH• Aug. 13
Music, talk and tales of Italy, Ireland and America. Part of the Music in the Parks Calaveras Arts Council concert series. 6:30-8 p.m. Murphys Community Park, 505 Algiers St., Murphys. Free.
THE STATE THEATRE
FILM: “THE GRAND SEDUCTION”• 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.
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.
ROY ORBISON RETURNS• Aug. 9
Tribute to Orbison featuring Wiley Ray and The Big O Band. 7 p.m. doors; 8 p.m. show. $25-$38.
FILM: “LIFE ITSELF”• Aug. 10-12
Film based on the memoir of the same name and recounts the surprising and entertaining life of world-renowned film critic and social commentator Roger Ebert. Presented by the Modesto Film Society. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Monday; 4 p.m. Tuesday. $8-$10.
“TWELFTH NIGHT”• Through July 19
Presented by Murphy’s Creek Theater. Call for times. Brice Station Vineyards, 3353 E. Highwy. 4, Murphys. $20 per person. (209) 559-6925. 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.
“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.
SHORT, TEN-MINUTE, ONE-ACT PLAY FESTIVAL• July 11-26
Three works by new and student directors, “A True Fairy Tale” (July 11-26); “Reflections” (July 12-26) and “Migrant Mother” (July 12-26.) Two midnight performances of “A True Fairy Tale” will be presented on July 12 and 26. 8 p.m. Thursday, July 24, Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Prospect Theater Project, 1214 K St., Modesto. $10 per performance. (209) 549-9341.
“CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES”• Through July 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”• Through Aug. 31
Call for times. Sierra Repertory Theatre, 11175 Washington St., Sonora. $26-$32. (209) 532-3120.
“THE TEMPEST”• July 18-27
Shakespeare tale of love and forgiveness presented with the color and sounds of New Orleans. 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Center Stage Conservatory, 948 11 St., Modesto. (209) 846-0179.
“TIED TO THE TRACKS”• July 25-26
Action-packed old time musical western melodrama. Call for times. Hutton’s Hamlet Performing Arts Center, 132 W. G St., Oakdale. $8 adults; $4 12 and under. (209) 848-1216.
“MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL”• July 26
Musical parody set to classic tunes from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s featuring four ladies at a lingerie sale. 3 and 7 p.m. Merced Theatre, 301 W. Main St., Merced. $35-$50. (209) 381-0500.
ART ON MAIN• (209) 728-1888
July 18, second anniversary Open House Reception, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Gallery Hours: Daily, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 466-B Main St., Murphys.
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; Aug 19-Sept. 20, Two-man show featuring the prints of Dan Peterson and the ceramics of Stan Holtz, artist reception, Aug. 21; Watercolor Workshop by Dan Petersen, Aug. 23-Sept. 13, $250. 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 MERCED• (209) 658-0661
July 19, Art Hop with art, performances, bands and art activities. 5-9 p.m. .
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 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 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 12, Brodie Stewart; July 13, Lace & Lead. 1 Red Hawk Parkway, Placerville. www.redhawkcasino.com
CACHE CREEK• (800) 772-2243
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 12, Caravanserai; July 18, The Aviators; July 19, Fast Times, 1980s Rock Dance Party; July 24, Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks; July 25, The Cheeseballs; July 26, The Delta Wires; July 31, Crazy Ivan. 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• (209) 862-4490
Aug. 2, Hot August Mikes, a stand-up comedy group. 8 p.m. West Side Theatre, 1331 Main St., Newman. $20.
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.
MOTHER LODE FAIR• Through July 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.
MODESTO FIJI FESTIVAL• Aug. 9
A taste of the tropics with carnival games, Ferris wheel, stage shows, food booths, retail booths, and dancing under the stars. 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Modesto Christian High School (209) 495-7031.
MODSTOCK MUSIC FESTIVAL• Aug. 10
Valley Music Institute event featuring 26 local bands, food, drink, arts and crafts, demonstrations, bounce house and family activities. 10 a.m. Graceada Park, Sycamore Avenue and Needham Street, Modesto. (209) 543-2066.
SALIDA TOWN AND COUNTRY FESTIVAL• Aug. 23
Food, crafts, information booths, kids activities, live entertainment and parade 10 a.m. parade, festival after. Downtown Salida Free.
SIERRA VIEW MUSIC FESTIVAL• Aug. 23
Sixth annual music festival featuring John Waite, the Marshall Tucker Band and April Wine. Food and drink vendors. Fundraiser for the Heidi Brunk Foundation and music scholarships. 1 p.m. gates open; 1:30 music begins. JH Ranch, 12713 Sierra View Road., Oakdale. $40 with VIP options available. (209) 247-6069.
SMOKE ON THE RIVER• Aug. 23
The Ceres Chamber of Commerce and Tuolumne River Lodge present the 1st annual Ceres BBQ Challenge and Music Festival featuring live music by Remedy, Black Rose Band and Big Earl and the Cryin’ Shame. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuolumne River Lodge, 2429 River Road, Modesto. $10 advance: $20 gate. (209) 537-6651.
X-FEST 2014• Aug. 23
Outdoor music event with several stages of live music. Age 21-and-over event. 5 p.m. Downtown Modesto $20 advance.
NEWMAN FALL FESTIVAL• Aug. 24-Sept. 1
44th annual festival highlights Newman heritage. Kids games, live entertainment, food and craft vendors, Soroptimist fashion show, wine and cheese event and community parade. Pioneer Park, 1250 Tulare St. , Newman. (209) 451-2815.
FILM FEST TWAIN HARTE• Aug. 29-Sept. 1
Shorts, full-length documentary and student films from all over the world. Filmmakers, actors, celebrity guests. Special events include a Friday VIP reception and Sunday awards dinner. Saturday night Spaghetti Western Feed and student workshops. Various locations (209) 586-6301.
CEDAR CENTER ARTS AND CRAFTS FESTIVAL• Aug. 30-31
42nd annual end-of-summer festival featuring art and crafts, gourmet foods, local beers, continuous live music and jugglers. Pancake breakfast both days. 7:30-11 a.m. breakfast; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. festival. Downtown Arnold Free. 925- 372-8961.
“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 ODD FELLOWS 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. July 12, Picasso’s Deli serving samples. Entertainment by Bill Sharp & Co. with Gypsy Swing. 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
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.
A SUMMER EVENING UNDER THE STARS• July 26
Dinner and dancing fundraiser for Murphys Community Club to construct bocce courts. No-host wine bar, appetizers, buffet dinner by Wren Catering & Events. Dancing with DJ Kimi Evans. Reservations required, space is limited. 6-7 p.m. dinner; 8-10 p.m. dancing. The Garden, 577 Algiers St, Murphys. $75. (209) 728-8183.
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.
CATFISH DINNER• Aug. 2
Dinner includes catfish, cornbread, coleslaw, corn on the cob and ice cream. Take-out available. 4-7 p.m. IOOF Hall-La Grange, Main St. $12 adults; $6 12 and under.
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.
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.
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.
“PRESIDENTS AND THEIR FIRST LADIES, DRAMATICALLY SPEAKING”• July 22
William and Sue Wells portray Teddy and Edith Roosevelt in a theatrical dialogue presentation. 1 p.m. Covenant Village of Turlock, 2125 N. Olive Ave., Turlock. Free. 877- 834-1238.
AMERICAN COWBOY CELEBRATION• July 26
Celebrating the 9th Annual National Day of the American Cowboy. Western activities, gun slingers, mounted shooters demonstration, quick draw challenge, ranch rodeo. Food and refreshments available. 2-10 p.m. Oakdale Saddle Club Arena, Oakdale. Free.
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, reservations recommended. Due to the violent nature of this event, parents may find it is not appropriate for children under age 12. Each child under 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 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.
MUDDY WITH A MISSION• Aug. 30
Family friendly event featuring mud volleyball tournament, crafts, kid-only mud pit, artisan fair and food vendors. Fundraiser for the Turlock Gospel Mission, Prodigal Sons and Daughters and Turlock Pregnancy Center. 7 a.m.-6 p.m. 1901 Auto Mall Drive, Turlock. (209) 656-9898.
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•
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
FRIDAY NIGHT FOLK DANCING• Ongoing
7:30 p.m., beginners lesson; 8 p.m., intermediate lesson, 8:30 p.m., mixed dance. Carnegie Arts Center, 250 N. Broadway, Turlock. $7 adult, free children and students. (209) 480-0387.
MERCED SUNDAY SOCIAL DANCE• Fourth Sundays
Sunday dances featuring waltz, Latin, swing, polka and foxtrot. Refreshments available. 2-5 p.m. Merced Community Center Ballroom, 755 W 15th St. $8. (209) 723-0839.
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.
SUNDAY SOCIAL DANCE• July 27
Social Dance held the fourth Sunday of every month. Open to everyone 18 years and older. Tickets at the door. 2-5 p.m. Merced Senior Community Center, 15th and O streets, Merced. $8. (209) 723-0839.
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.
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
SCIENCE CLASSES• Through Aug. 8
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.
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. www.sierrarep.org