FOR THE ARTS
EL MUNDO• Oct. 10
Chamber group dedicated to the performance of 16th through 19th century Latin American, Spanish and Italian chamber music. 7:30 p.m. $15-$35.
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LITTLE JOE Y LA FAMILIA• Oct. 10
Tex-Mex music wtih Joe Hernandez, “The King of The Brown Sound.” 8 p.m. $19-$59.
SPANK! THE FIFTY SHADES PARODY• Oct. 11
New musical comedy that brings all the naughty fun of the best-selling book, “Fifty Shades of Grey” to life. 8 p.m. $19-$59.
RICHARD GLAZIER• Oct. 12
Pianist featuring songs from such movie musicals as “Roberta,” “Auntie Mame,” “Kiss Me Kate” and “My Fair Lady.” 2 p.m. $15-$30.
MARK LOWRY, UNPLUGGED AND UNPLANNED• Oct. 14
Singer, storyteller, humorist, author and songwriter. 7:30 p.m. $19-$59.
DAVID GARIBALDI• Oct. 16
Performance painter presented by the Modesto Gospel Mission. Pre-show reception with appetizers, silent auction, live music. 5:30 p.m. $25-$35. (209) 225-2908.
GIN BLOSSOMS• Oct. 17
Band presents trademark chiming guitars, introspective lyricism and melodies. 8 p.m. $29-$69.
“GISELLE”• Oct. 17-18
A full length ballet in two acts presented by Central West Ballet. 7 p.m. $25-$35.
THE OPENERS• Oct. 18
Four comedians, Larry "Bubbles" Brown, Stephen B, Kabir Singh & Brad Upton and Drew Monson present clean comedy. 8 p.m. $15-$35.
“HARRY THE DIRTY DOG”• Oct. 19
Take an adventure with Harry, a dog who loves everything except baths. In this adaptation of Gene Zion¹s popular book. 2 and 4 p.m. $8-$15.
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
Oct. 19, Cats ‘n’ Jammer Jazz Band; Nov. 16, Knight Sounds Big Band; Dec. 21, Midnight Rose. Noon jam sets; 1 p.m. featured band. Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, 1612 Sisk Road, Modesto. $8-$12. (209) 524-3517.
UKULELE PLAY ALONG• Ongoing
Funstrummers ukulele play and sing along. Songbooks provided. 6 p.m. Tuesdays. Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1600 Carver Road, Modesto. Donation. (209) 505-3216.
UKULELE JAMZ• Second Saturdays
Community ukulele strum and sing along. Open to all ages and skill levels as well as other acoustic instruments. Other acoustic instruments welcome. 10:30 a.m. Carnegie Arts Center, 250 N. Broadway, Turlock.
UKULELE LESSONS• Ongoing
Beginning group ukulele lessons. 6-8 p.m. Mondays. First United Methodist Church, Modesto, 850 16th St. Donations. (209) 505-3216.
CARMAN• Oct. 10
Multi award-winning singer. 7 p.m. Christian Life Center, 650 E. Olive Ave., Merced. $18-$25, VIP $100. (209) 383-2273.
MUSICAL SOIREE• Oct. 11
Showcasing musicians Corina Stoian, violin, Hank King, recorder, Sandra Betti, flute, Jane Buzzard, oboe, Gail Buzzard, bassoon, Alice Williams, cello, and Ron Brickman, harpsichord, in a concert of Baroque chamber music. Part of the Sonora Bach Festival. 7 p.m. Country Cowboy Church, 14888 Peaceful Valley Road, Sonora. $25. (209) 536-6330.
REDWOOD TANGLE ENSEMBLE• Oct. 11
San Francisco tango quintet performs a milongo (tango party.) Sponsored by Modesto Tango. 7:30 p.m. lesson; 8:30 p.m. performance. Jacob’s Fine Dining , 2501 McHenry Ave., Modesto. $15. (209) 522-1571.
CRADLE DUENDE• Oct. 12
Fusion of Klezmer and Balkan-influenced melodies with Latin rhythms and eco-conscious hip-hop lyrics. Part of the Sunday Afternoons at CBS concert series. 3 p.m. Congregation Beth Shalom, 1705 Sherwood Ave., Modesto. $20 adults; $15 seniors and students; $7 children. (209) 571-6060.
CHRIS VAN CLEAVE• Oct. 13
“Food for the Soul” concert. 7 p.m. Fallon House Theatre, 11175 Washington St., Columbia. $15 adults; $7.50 children. (209) 532-3120.
ORCHESTRA CONCERT• Oct. 16
7:30 p.m. California State University, Stanislaus, Mainstage Theatre, 1 University Circle, Turlock. $8-$12. (209) 667-3959.
JAZZ ENSEMBLE CONCERT• Oct. 17
7:30 p.m. California State University, Stanislaus, Mainstage Theatre, 1 University Circle, Turlock. $8-$12. (209) 667-3959.
ROEM BAUR• Oct. 17
Classically trained tenor in an all-ages concert. 9:30 p.m. Rivets American Grill, 2307 Oakdale Road. Free. (209) 846-0501.
ALAN LEEDS• Oct. 18
Dinner show with award-winning magician. Part of the “Winter Magic” series. 7 p.m.dinner; 8:30 p.m. show. Groveland Hotel, 18767 Main St., Groveland. $10 with dinner entree. (209) 962-4000 x304.
FLEETWOOD MASK• Oct. 18
Fleetwood Mac tribute band. 8 p.m. West Side Theatre, 1331 Main St., Newman. $17 general; $20 reserved. (209) 862-4490.
IN MY LIFE - MUSICAL THEATRE TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES• Oct. 10
Musical biography of The Beatles. 7:30 p.m. Bob Hope Theatre, 242 E. Main St., Stockton. $35-$55.
LUCKY 13!• Oct. 18
Mariposa Symphony Orchestra’s 13th season opening concert led by MSO’s founder/conductor Les Marsden. 7 p.m. Mariposa County High School Auditorium, 5074 Old Highway North, Mariposa. $6 adults; $4 students.
SWISS ECHOES FALL CONCERT AND DANCE• Oct. 18
Featuring guest choir “Swiss Singing Society of San Francisco.” Concert followed by dancing to Ron Scheiber Orchestra. Dinner precedes concert 6 p.m. 6-7 p.m. dinner; 7:30 p.m. concert. SJV Swiss Hall, East Main St. and Manley Road, Ripon. $8 presale; $10 door; Dinner, $12 adults; $6 children 12 year and under.. (209) 668-2760 or (209) 531-2577.
“ROD HARRIS AND FRIENDS”• Oct. 19
Jazz concert. 3 p.m. Stage 3 Theatre, 208 S. Green St., Sonora. $15. (209) 536-1778.
THE STATE THEATRE
FILM: “ONE CHANCE”• Oct. 10-17
True story of Paul Potts, a shy, bullied shop assistant by day and an amateur opera singer by night.
FILM: “MY OLD LADY”• Oct. 10-25
Story is about a down-and-out New Yorker who inherits an apartment in Paris from his estranged father and is stunned to find a refined old lady living there who refuses to budge.
FILM: “RUDDERLESS”• Oct. 17-26
Musical drama about the power of a parent’s love.
FILM: “ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN”• Oct. 18
Lou Costello is wooed by a lady doctor to gain his confidence and lure him to the operating table to get his brain to use for Frankenstein. Part of the CareMore Senior Film series. 10:30 a.m.
MIC GILETTE BAND• Oct. 18
World-renowned trumpet and trombone player and his band in a benefit for the Center for Human Services’ Pathways program. 7 p.m. doors; 8 p.m. show. $25.
FILM: “KING KONG”• Oct. 19
Modesto Film Society presentation. 2 p.m.
The State Theatre is at 1307 J St., Modesto. Call (209) 527-4697. www.thestate.org
“GOOD PEOPLE”• Through Oct. 12
American play about people who succeed and the “good people” who help them do it. 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Stage 3 Theatre, 208 S. Green St., Sonora. (209) 536-1778.
“ESCANABA IN DA MOONLIGHT”• Through Oct. 12
Play by Jeff Daniels presented by Murphys Creek Theatre. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Black Bart Playhouse, 580 Algiers St., Murphys. (209) 728-8422.
“JULIUS CAESAR”• Through Oct. 12
Passion, power, corruption, jealousy, magic and betrayal intersect in Shakespeare’s exhilarating tale. Call for times. Prospect Theater Project, 1214 K St., Modesto. $20. (209) 549-9341.
MARK TWAIN’S “A MURDER, A MYSTERY & A MARRIAGE”• Through Oct. 26
The zany small town of Deer Lick, Missouri is thrown into a frenzy when a mysterious visitor arrives. 7 p.m. Thursday-Friday; 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sunday. Sierra Repertory Theatre -Fallon House Theatre, 11175 S. Washington St., Columbia. $18-$30. (209) 532-3120.
“I AND YOU”• Oct. 10-11
8 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday. California State University, Stanislaus, Mainstage Theatre, 1 University Circle, Turlock. (209) 667-3959.
“IN MY LIFE: MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES”• Oct. 17
Musical biography of The Beatles through the eyes of manager Brian Epstein. Featuring Gregori High School string quartet. 7:30 p.m. Merced Theatre, 301 W. Main St., Merced. $29-$49. (209) 381-0500.
ART SPACE ON MAIN• (209) 667-3959
Through Oct. 24, Art Faculty on Main. Gallery Hours: Noon-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday. 139 W. Main St., Turlock. Free.
C’EST JOLI• (209) 324-7111
Ongoing, work by Brad and Nancy Hawn. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday. 920 13th St., Modesto.
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, STANISLAUS, GALLERY• (209) 667-3186
Through Oct. 10, Max Presnell; Oct. 20-Dec. 22, Danielle Peters, artist reception, Oct.23, 5:30 p.m. Gallery hours: Noon-4 p.m. Monday-Friday; 6-9 p.m. Thursdays; noon-4 p.m. Saturday. 1 University Center, Turlock. Free. www.csustan.edu
CENTRAL CALIFORNIA ART ASSOCIATION AND MISTLIN GALLERY• (209) 529-3369
Through Oct. 25, Healing Journey “Hope” Memorial Medical Center’s Complementary Therpay Art program exhibit; Oct. 16, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. 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
Oct. 16, 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
Oct. 16, 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
Oct. 18, Merced Art Hop. 5-9 p.m. .
DOWNTOWN MODESTO• (209) 529-9303
Oct. 16, Third Thursday Art Walk, at various venues. 5-9 p.m.
GALLERY 909• (209) 667-3959
Oct. 16, Third Thursday Art Walk, reception and artist talks, 5:30 p.m. Hours: Thursdays-Saturday: noon - 4 p.m. 909 Tenth St., Modesto.
Through Oct. 18, Tuolumne River Woodworkers annual show. Tuesday-Sunday; noon-4 p.m. 1402 I St., Modesto. Free.
MERCED MULTICULTURAL ARTS CENTER• (209) 388-1090
Through Nov. 7, art classes in painting, photography, filmmaking and kids classes. Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Friday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 645 W. Main St.
MERCED COUNTY COURTHOUSE MUSEUM• (209) 723-2401
Oct. 16-Feb. 25, “Our Stories: Mexican American Experience in Merced” featuring thirty personal narratives, which will explore Mexican Americans’ search for political, social, and economic opportunities. Artist reception, Oct. 16, 6 p.m. featuring “Our Roots, Our Culture, Our Heritage,” a program of music, dance, storytelling and poetry reading. Museum Hours: 1-4 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. 21st and N streets, Merced.
MODESTO JUNIOR COLLEGE ART GALLERY• (209) 575-6819
Through Oct. 23, (Furl) by Brad Crow and David Hewitt. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday. 435 College Ave., Modesto. Free admission..
OAKDALE COWBOY MUSEUM• (209) 847-5163
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
Oct. 16, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m.; Oct. 28, Art Anniversary Celebration Gala, 4-8 p.m. with refreshments, live music, live art demos and speakers. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 1222 J St., Modesto. www.peerartrecoveryproject.org
PRESERVATION COFFEE AND TEA•
Oct. 16, 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.
UC MERCED ART GALLERY• (209) 228-4566
Through Oct.18, “Gronk: An Urban Narrative,” Reception and presentation by Professors Kenichi Yoshida and Ramon Garcia. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Thursday. 5200 North Lake Road, Merced.
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
Oct. 11, Gladiator Challenge: Carnage. 1200 Athens Ave., Lincoln. www.thundervalleycasino.com
CHUKCHANSI GOLD• (866) 794-6946
711 Lucky Lane, Coarsegold. www.chukchansigold.com
JACKSON RANCHERIA• (800) 822-9466
Oct. 30, Josh Turner. 12222 New York Ranch Road, Jackson. www.jacksoncasino.com
RED HAWK CASINO• (888) 573-3495
Oct. 10, Kumandae Miller; Oct. 11, Maxx Cabello Jr.; Oct. 17, Summer of Love; Oct. 18, Big Bad Boogie Rock. 1 Red Hawk Parkway, Placerville. www.redhawkcasino.com
CACHE CREEK• (800) 772-2243
Oct. 10-11, Kenny Rogers; Oct. 12, Grupo Fuerza Armada; Oct. 18, Lou Gramm. 14455 Highway 16, Brooks. www.cachecreek.com
BLACK OAK CASINO• (877) 747-8777
Oct. 10-11, Left of Center; Oct. 16, Sin City All Stars; Oct. 17, Rock of Ages; Oct. 18, Foreverland; Oct. 23, Michael Farris and Roseland. 19400 Tuolumne Road N.
QUEEN BEAN COFFEE HOUSE• (209) 521-8000
Oct. 12, Geoff Baker; First Wednesdays, Filmmaker Social Club; Sundays, open mic. 1126 14th St., Modesto.
TERRY FATOR• Oct. 26
“America’s Got Talent” winner who entertains with singing, comedy and celebrity impressions. 7:30 p.m. Turlock Community Theatre, 1574 E. Canal Drive, Turlock. $65-$125. (209) 668-1169.
CARNEGIE ARTS CENTER
INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANING• Ongoing
Folk dancing lessons. No partner or experience necessary. Open to teens and older. $5. For information, call (209) 634-8843 or (209) 480-0387. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Fridays
“JOAN MIRO: FANTASTIC UNIVERSE EXHIBIT”• Through Jan. 15
Exhibit featuring the colorful work of surrealist Joan Miró highlighting the artist’s exploration of printmaking showcasing 54 works. Cost: $10 general; $8 members; 12 and under free. Gallery Hours: Wednesdays-Sundays 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fridays 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
LE JAZZ HOT• Oct. 14
Members of San Francisco’s famous Hot Club ensemble play French “gypsy jazz” in the 1930s style of Django Reinhardt, 7:30 pm. This special performance includes a no-host beer and wine bar. Reserved table (includes 4 tickets) $125; General admission $25; CAC members $20.
“IN YOUR DREAMS”• Through Feb. 1
This juried exhibition will coincide with and complement the Joan Miró exhibit, “Fantastic Universe.” “In Your Dreams” features some 45 pieces, including paintings, drawings and photographs that express the artists’ dreams.
POETRY WRITING WORKSHOP AND READING• Oct. 19
“The Making of a Poem” workshop led by Salvatore Salerno and Jesse Wolfe. Poetry reading and open mic to follow workshop. Seating is limited. $10 workshop; free for reading and open mic. 1-2:30 p.m. workshop; 3 p.m. reading and open mic.
The Carnegie Arts Center is at 250 N. Broadway, Turlock. Call (209) 632-5761. www.carnegieartsturlock.org.
FESTIVALS & FAIRS
ARTS AND HUMANITIES MONTH CELEBRATION• Through Oct. 31
Oct. 10-11, Sign Painters, artist demonstrations, meet and greet and film screening. Oct. 25-26, Art Exhibition at the Alliance Gallery with artist reception. Call for individual event locations and times. Various locations (209) 532-2787.
HARVEST FESTIFALL• Oct. 11-12
30th annual fall festival features vendor booths with artisans in period costumes, children’s activities, a petting zoo and crafting demonstrations. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Columbia State Historic Park, 11255 Jackson St. , Columbia. Free. (209) 536-1672.
RIVERBANK CHEESE WINE & BEER EXPOSITION• Oct. 11-12
Street festival features more than 200 vendors, offering arts and crafts and food. Three-hour wine tasting each day starts at 1 p.m. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Downtown Riverbank, Santa Fe and Third. Free admission; $10-$20 wine tasting tickets.
EGYPTIAN FESTIVAL ’14• Oct. 17-19
Live Egyptian band, Egyptian cuisine, church tours, boutiques, raffle, souvenirs and games for kids. 4-8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church, 315 S. Orange St., Ripon. Free. (209) 918-6605.
HARVEST FESTIVAL• Oct. 18
Pumpkin patch, pumpkin-decorating contest, pumpkin carving, kettle corn, live music, food, craft fair, pie-eating contest, chef demos, classic-car show. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Downtown Modesto Free. (209) 529-9303.
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA WOMEN’S MUSIC FESTIVAL• Oct. 18
Concert featuring women performers from Northern California. Songwriting contest, art and poetry on display. 5-11:30 p.m. Prospect Theater Project, 1214 K St., Modesto. $10. (209) 277-2221.
OKTOBERFEST• Oct. 18
Hermann Sons Oktoberfest featuring German dinner, beer and dancing. Food served 1:30-2:30 p.m. 1-6 p.m. Eagles Hall, 126 Camellia Way, Modesto. $15. (209) 571-2667 or (209) 524-1317.
OKTOBERFEST• Oct. 18
Sausage sampling, microbrews, wine tasting, silent auction and raffle. Music and dancing. Presented by Escalon Sunrise Rotary Club. 3-7 p.m. Escalon Community Center, 1055 Escalon Bellota Road, Escalon. $30 advance; $35 door.
OCTOBERFEST• Oct. 18-19
Bloomingcamp Ranch Octoberfest features craft booths, face painting, a 4-H petting zoo, a children’s area, a barbecue and a bake shop. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Bloomingcamp Ranch, 10528 Highway 120, Oakdale. Free. (209) 848-0461.
“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.
FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT• Oct. 11
Open air “drive-in” experience featuring “Madagascar 3.” Bring chairs, blankets and munchies. Dusk. The Terrace, 1906 Vista del Lago Drive, Valley Springs.
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.
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.
TURLOCK CERTIFIED FARMERS MARKET• Through Oct. 24
8 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays; Oct. 24, 5-8 p.m. Main Street and Broadway
FIRE AND ICE GALA• Oct. 10
Parent Resource Center fundraiser featuring dinner, wine, music and dancing. 6:30 p.m. Vintage Gardens, 4342 Dale Road, Modesto. $75 . (209) 549-8193.
TACOS AND TEQUILA• Oct. 10
Dinner and dancing to the music of the Mike Torres band. Tequila tastings. 21 and over event. 6 p.m.-midnight St. Anthony’s School, 323 N. Fremont St., Manteca. $25. (209) 612-6254 or (209) 823-4513.
FANFEST• Oct. 11
Barbecue cook-off and car show. Baseball and carnival games, bounce house and live music by Greg Scudder and the Beer:30. 4-9 p.m. California State University, Stanislaus, 1 University Circle, Turlock. $20 adults; $10 10 and under.
DIVAS AND DUDES BRUNCH• Oct. 12
Second annual brunch fundraiser will follow the Making Strides against Breast Cancer 5K walk at the Gallo Center. Brunch seating is limited. 11 a.m. no-host bar; 11:30 brunch. Seasons, 945 McHenry Ave., Modesto. $20. (209) 614-6149.
ANNIVERSARY GALA• Oct. 18
Puerto Rican Organization United for Development 20th anniversary gala featuring the Latin Rhythm Boys. 6 p.m.-midnight. Clarion Hotel, 1612 Sisk Road, Modesto. $45 dinner and dance; $25 dance. (209) 524-2024 or (209) 765-1020.
SPAGHETTI FUNDRAISER• Oct. 18
Boots and Saddles Inc. fundraiser. Dinner includes salad, garlic bread and dessert. Drive through available. $10 VFW Post 3199, 2801 W. Hatch Road, Modesto. (209) 204-4289.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST AND CRAFT FAIR• Oct. 19
Soroptimist International of Modesto 39th annual pancake breakfast and craft fair. Breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, eggs and beverage. Tickets available at the door. 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Masonic Center of Modesto, 800 Rose Ave. $6. (209) 521-0609.
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.
PRESCHOOL STORYTIME• Ongoing
Stories and songs for ages 3-6. Storytime is followed by “Stay and Play, Play and Learn.” 10 a.m. Thursdays. Salida Branch Library, 4835 Sisk Road. (209) 543-7315.
WIGGLE WORMS• Ongoing
Stories and songs for children under 3. 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Wednesdays. 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
HALLOWEEN & HARVEST
CORN MAZE AND PUMPKIN PATCH• Through Oct. 31
Corn mazes, haunted maze, corn cannons, cow train rides, petting zoo, hayrides, picnic area and pig races. Parking and access to pumpkin patch are free. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday. Fantozzi Farms , 2550 Sperry Ave., Patterson. $3-$12 depending on activities. (209) 892-2015.
PUMPKIN PATCH AND CORN MAZE• Through Nov. 1
Pumpkin activites including pumpkin bowling, 20-acre corn maze, hay maze, scary shed, sand box and tractor corral. Freaky Flashlight nights, Friday-Saturday, 6-10 p.m. Noon-dusk Mon-Thurs.; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday. RAM Farms Inc., 716 N. Daubenberger, Turlock. $8-$6 maze; $8-$10 Freaky Flashlight nights. (209) 649-7078.
HIGBEE HORROR HAUNT• Through Nov. 1
Walk-through haunted house has real-life characters. Not recommended for children under the age of 13. Separate maze without the scares is available for children. 6-10 p.m. 2936 Veneman Ave., Modesto. $10 adults; $5 children.
PUMPKIN MAZE• Through Oct. 31
Corn maze, pumpkin patch, zip lines, mystery tour ride and haunted castle. Petting zoo, free hay ride and other attractions. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Dell’Osso Farms, 501 Manthey Road, Lathrop. $1-$10 individual attraction tickets; $12-$22 packages. (209) 982-0833.
WALKING DEAD• Oct. 11
Fourth annual zombie walk and food drive. Games, music, costume contest, live performances. 4-7 p.m. Downtown Sonora (209) 536-6316.
4-H HAUNTED HOUSE• Oct. 22-31
“Realms of Darkness” haunted house. Not suitable for young children. Special “lights on” presenation on Oct. 25, 3-5 p.m. for younger children, $1. Call for times. Sonora Lumber, 730 S. Washington St., Sonora. $8. (209) 768-8209 or (209) 352-0476.
HAUNTED MCHENRY MUSEUM• Oct. 24-30
Haunted maze, costumed performers from Prospect Theatre Project, Halloween crafts, pumpkin roll. Sponsored by the Boys & Girls Club of Stanislaus County. 5-8:30 p.m. McHenry Museum, 1402 I St., Modesto. $5 per person; under 5 free. (209) 222-5826.
FALL CRAFT FAIRE• Oct. 25
Handmade crafts, gifts and homemade confections. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Figamarole, 3866 Roeding Road, Ceres.
HALLOWEEN PARADE AND BOOK SALE• Oct. 25
Children’s books, hardcovers, paperbacks, holiday, cookbooks, fiction and non-fiction. Halloween parade, story and craft, “trick-or-treating” through the library. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. book sale, 1 p.m. parade. Salida Branch Library, 4835 Sisk Road. (209) 543-7353.
TRICK OR TREATING AND ILLUMINATION OF THE JACK-O-LANTERNS• Oct. 25
Pumpkin carving contest, Jack-o-Lantern illumination. Halloween costumes are encouraged, prizes. 6:30-8 p.m. Columbia State Historic Park, 11255 Jackson St. , Columbia. Free. (209) 588-9128.
SPOOK WALK• Oct. 25-26
Walk along paved and dirt trails through the woods where ghosts and goblins may be hiding. Come in costume for costume contest. Barbecue both days beginning at noon. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Caswell State Park, 28000 Austin Road, Ripon. Donation. (209) 825-0204.
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.
SWEAT SENIOR FITNESS• Ongoing
Aerobics, strength and step classes. Monday-Friday, call for times. Centenary Methodist Church, 1911 Toyon Ave. $1-$2 donation. (209) 988-5655. www.centenarychurch.net
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 50 and older, all are welcome. Call for locations. 6 p.m. Fridays. Various locations (209) 550-0919.
BUNKO NITE• Ongoing
Oakdale Grange #435 presents Bunko Nite. Food and drink free. 7-9:30 p.m. First Fridays. Oakdale Grange Hall , Lambuth and F streets, Oakdale. $10 per person, donation. (209) 556-8524 or (209) 838-7421.
TUOLUME RIVER WOODWORKERS• Through Oct. 18
Tuolumne River Woodworkers Association annual show. McHenry Museum, 1402 I St., Modesto. (209) 667-2340 or (209) 847-1173.
BATTLE OF THE PADDLES• Oct. 10
2014 Battle of the Paddles Boys & Girls Club of Stanislaus County Ping-Pong tournament and game room. Businesses and other organizations will compete. Advance tickets only, entry limited to those 21 and over. 6 p.m. Modesto Centre Plaza, 1000 L St. $100 per person. http://bgcstan.org
BIRD HOUSE AND PLANT SALE• Oct. 11
Central Sierra Audubon Society bird house sale combined with the California Native Plant Society’s fall plant sale. 9 a.m.-noon Rocca Park, Main Street, Jamestown.
FRUIT YARD CENTURY BENEFIT RIDE• Oct. 11
Three different routes, 30 mile, 100K and 105 miles. Entry fee includes pre-ride breakfast and post-ride meal. Post ride meal available to nonriders for $15. Benefit for Second Harvest Food Bank. 7 a.m. Fruit Yard, 7948 Yosemite Blvd., Modesto. $30-$55. http://www.stancobike.org
TRUCK AND TRACTOR PULL• Oct. 11
Truck and tractor pull hosted by the Modesto Junior College Agriculture and Environmental Science Division. 4:30 p.m. Modesto Junior College, Agriculture Center, 2201 Blue Gum Ave. $10-$15. (209) 575-6214.
WLID PLANET DAY SCIENCE FEST• Oct. 11
Hands-on science activities including squid and owl pellet dissection, building a bat box and using microscopes. “Dr. Al Chemist,” the “Bat Lady” and Mike Sutton will be attending with his reptiles and amphibians. Planetarium shows, $5 additonal charge. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Modesto Junior College, West Campus, 2201 Blue Gum Ave. $8 per person; $20 family of 6. (209) 575-6196.
CODE OF THE WEST GUN SHOW• Oct. 11-12
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Stanislaus County Fairgrounds, 900 N. Broadway, Turlock.
MAKING STRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER WALK• Oct. 12
3-5 mile walk to help end breast cancer. Sponsored by the American Cancer Society. 8 a.m. registration; 9 a.m. walk. Gallo Center for the Arts, 1000 I St., Modesto.
WHIST CARD PARTY• Oct. 13
Society of St. Isabel hosting Whist card party with prizes, refreshments and a raffle. 1 p.m. doors; 1:30 card play. St. Stanislaus Church Hall, 7th and K streets, Modesto. $2. (209) 529-4933.
BROADSWORD CHOREOGRAPHY• Oct. 13-Nov. 24
Six-week session of Broadsword for Stage and Film. Open to all 10 years and older. Call for details. 5:30 p.m. Center Stage Conservatory, 948 11 St., Modesto. $45. (209) 581-2812.
LECTURE, BOOK SIGNING AND OLIVE TASTING• Oct. 16
Guest speakers Salvatore Manna and Terry Beaudoin authors of “Olives in California’s Gold Country.” 6:30 p.m. Angels Camp Museum, 753 S. Main St., Angels Camp. $10. (209) 736-2963.
SIERRA MOUNTAINEEERS PROGRAM• Oct. 16
Tuolumne Group of the Sierra Club presents Dan Arnold with a program on using 19th-century-style equipment to follow the earliest Sierra Nevada Mountaineers. Refreshments will be served. 7 p.m. Tuolumne Utilities District Board Room, 18885 Nugget Blvd., Sonora.
CRUIZERS CAR SHOW• Oct. 17
Car show, raffle. 6 p.m. The Terrace, 1906 Vista del Lago Drive, Valley Springs.
STORYTELLER’S RETREAT• Oct. 17-19
Three public performances featuring story slam, storytelling contests and family concert. For more details including times and specific locations, visit www.sierranevadastorytelling.org. Various locations $5-$12. (209) 532-7697.
2014 QUILT SALE• Oct. 18
Quilt and craft sale. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Geneva Presbyterian Church, 1229 E. Fairmont Ave., Modesto. (209) 524-6841.
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
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. 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
Workshops Wednesdays and Saturday Party Nights. 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Third Saturdays. Oakdale Grange Hall , Lambuth and F streets, Oakdale. $3-$6 per person; $20 annual dues. (209) 236-1628.