GALLO CENTER FOR THE ARTS
MATH MAGIC ▪ Wednesday, Jan. 13
Arthur Benjamin is a professor of mathematics at Harvey Mudd College and a professional magician. 7 p.m. $10-$25.
CELTIC NIGHTS ▪ Friday, Jan. 15
Six of Ireland’s most prominent vocal talents are complimented by six of its most accomplished step dancers. 8 p.m. $19-$59.
BIG EARL & THE CRYING SHAME▪ Saturday, Jan. 16
Local band fuses 1950s-style Chicago blues with funk rhythms. 7:30 p.m. Sold out.
ANITA RENFROE ▪ Saturday, Jan. 16
Christian comedian and author. 8 p.m. $20-$45.
RED PRIEST ▪ Sunday, Jan. 17
Modesto Community Concert Association program featuring baroque music group. 3 p.m. $15-$30.
UNDER THE STREETLAMP ▪ Thursday, Jan. 21
Vocal group performs classic hits from the American radio songbook. 7:30 p.m. $29-$69.
PAUL THORN ▪ Friday, Jan. 22
Blues-rock artist. 8 p.m. $25-$55.
FIREFALL ▪ Thursday, Jan. 28
American folk/rock music. 7:30 p.m. $29-$59.
THE GIZMO GUYS ▪ Friday, Jan. 29
Comedy jugglers Allan Jacobs and Barrett Felker. 7 p.m. $12-$20.
THE PEKING ACROBATS ▪ Friday, Jan. 29
This troupe of tumblers, contortionists, jugglers, cyclists and gymnasts is complemented by live musicians playing traditional Chinese instruments. 7:30 p.m. $15-$45.
ELTON JOHN TRIBUTE ▪ Saturday, Jan. 30
Tribute artists perform Elton John’s greatest hits. 8 p.m. $25-$45.
RIDERS IN THE SKY ▪ Sunday, Jan. 31
Western music stars. 2 p.m. $15-$35.
The Gallo Center for the Arts is at 1000 I St., Modesto. Call 209-338-2100.
UKULELE PLAY-ALONG ▪ Ongoing
Funstrummers ukulele play and singalong. Songbooks provided. 6 p.m. Tuesdays. Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1600 Carver Road, Modesto. Donation. 209-505-3216.
UKULELE LESSONS ▪ Ongoing
Beginning group ukulele lessons. 6-8 p.m. Mondays. First United Methodist Church, Modesto, 850 16th St. Donations. 209-505-3216.
GOLDEN VALLEY CHORUS ▪ Ongoing
Men’s barbershop-style a capella chorus rehearsals. 7-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Mancini Hall, 718 Tuolumne Blvd., Modesto. 209-524-6139.
MODESTO TRADITIONAL JAZZ SOCIETY ▪ Ongoing
Sunday, Jan. 17, Silicon Gulch Jazz Band; Sunday, Feb. 21, Black Tuesday Jazz Band; Sunday, March 20, Mission Gold Jazz Band. 12:30 p.m. jam sets; 1 p.m. featured band. Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, 1612 Sisk Road, Modesto. $8-$12. 209-620-0285.
TURLOCK SUNSHINE STRUMMERS ▪ Ongoing
Brief ukulele lessons and tips. Other acoustic instruments welcome. 10 a.m.-noon Thursdays. Carnegie Arts Center, 250 N. Broadway, Turlock. Free. 209-634-3311 or 209-667-2272.
KASH IN ▪ Through March 19
Songwriters Alex Kash and Bethany Dalton-Kash. 1 p.m. Sundays through March 13 and one Saturday show March 19. Columbia Nursery, 22004 Parrots Ferry Road, Sonora. $15.
COLUMBIA JAZZ SERIES ▪ Saturday, Dec. 26
Krista, Tyler, Tanner, Taylor, Clint and featuring vocals by Caroline, Andrea, Sheryl and Joel. Vocal Jazz Quartet and Frog Combo. 6 p.m. 11600 Columbia College Drive, Sonora. $15 reserved. 209-588-5126.
SOURDOUGH SLIM’S WILD AND WOOLY REVUE ▪ Saturday, Jan. 9
Featuring Sourdough Slim, Robert Armstrong and Faux Renwah. 7:30 p.m. Black Bart Theatre, 580 S. Algiers St., Murphys. $20. 209-200-9944.
MOUNTAIN MELODY WOMEN’S CHORUS ▪ Sunday, Jan. 10
Classics to jazz, blues to Broadway and more. Part of the Calaveras Arts Council Ovations series. 3 p.m. Performing Arts Center, Bret Harte High School, 323 Highway 49, Angels Camp. $10 children; $25 adults. 209-754-1774.
JOHN McCUTCHEON ▪ Tuesday, Jan. 12
Six-time Grammy-nominated folk musician performs his 15th annual benefit concert for the Modesto Peace/Life Center. 7 p.m. Modesto Church of the Brethren, 2301 Woodland Ave., Modesto. $20 in advance; $23 at door; $7 ages 18 and under. 209-523-1438.
TOWNSEND OPERA RECITAL SERIES ▪ Thursday, Jan. 14
Highlights local singers. 7:30 p.m. Deva Cafe, 1202 J St., Modesto. $10-$25.
COLUMBIA BIG BAND BENEFIT SHOW ▪ Friday, Jan. 15
Krista White, Jamie Dubberly, Carlos Caro, Mario Flores, more. 7 p.m. Sonora High auditorium, 251 Barretta St., Sonora. $15.
RED DOG ASH AND SPECIAL CONSENSUS ▪ Saturday, Jan. 16
Bluegrass show. 7:30 p.m. West Side Theatre, 1331 Main St., Newman. $15-$18. 209-862-4490.
SOURDOUGH SLIM’S WILD AND WOOLY REVUE ▪ Saturday, Jan. 23
Featuring Sourdough Slim, Robert Armstrong and Faux Renwah. West Side Theatre, 1331 Main St., Newman. $20-$23. 209-862-4490.
VALLEY CONCERT BAND ▪ Tuesday, Jan. 26
Big band sounds. Part of the Ripon Arts League Concert Series. 7:30 p.m. Ripon High School auditorium, 301 N. Acacia Ave., Ripon. $30 individual membership includes all concerts. 209-599-7876.
THE REFUGEES ▪ Saturday, Jan. 30
Tom Petty tribute. West Side Theatre, 1331 Main St., Newman. $15-$18. 209-862-4490.
THE T SISTERS ▪ Sunday, Jan. 31
Contemporary folk band from Oakland. Part of the Calaveras Arts Council Ovations series. 3 p.m. Performing Arts Center, Bret Harte High School, 323 Highway 49, Angels Camp. $10 children; $25 adults. 209-754-1774.
THE MOKE HILL MUSIC FESTIVAL ENSEMBLE ▪ Sunday, Feb. 28
Bay Area percussionists. Part of the Calaveras Arts Council Ovations series. 3 p.m. Performing Arts Center, Bret Harte High School, 323 Highway 49, Angels Camp. $10 children; $25 adults. 209-754-1774.
ALLEGRA CHAPMAN ▪ Sunday, Feb. 28
Pianist. Manteca Kindred Arts Association. 3 p.m. St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 910 North St., Manteca. $5-$15. www.mantecakindredarts.com.
THE STANFORD WOODWIND QUINTET ▪ Sunday, March 6
Performing compositions by Ferenc Farkas, Arturo Marques, Frigyes Hidas, Jacques Ibert, Antonio Vivaldi, Robert Muczynski and Scott Joplin. Part of the Calaveras Arts Council Ovations series. 3 p.m. Performing Arts Center, Bret Harte High School, 323 Highway 49, Angels Camp. $10 children; $25 adults. 209-754-1774.
HOME GROWN ▪ Thursday, March 10
Harmony and acoustic guitars. Part of the Ripon Arts League Concert Series. 7:30 p.m. Ripon High School Auditorium, 301 N. Acacia Ave., Ripon. $30 individual membership includes all concerts. 209-599-7876.
THE STATE THEATRE
FILM: “ROOM” ▪ Through Saturday, Dec. 26
After 5-year-old Jack (Jacob Tremblay) and his Ma (Brie Larson) escape from the enclosed surroundings that Jack has known his entire life, the boy makes a thrilling discovery: the outside world. 3 p.m. $8.
FILM: “EAST SIDE SUSHI” ▪ Saturday, Dec. 26-Friday, Jan. 1
The debut feature from Bay Area filmmaker Anthony Lucero is about a single mother and Mexican food cart worker in Oakland who wants more from her job and her life. $8.
FILM: “THE BISHOP’S WIFE” ▪ Sunday, Dec. 27
Modesto Film Society presentation. A bishop with plans for building a new cathedral prays for guidance. An angel arrives, but his guidance isn’t about fundraising. Cary Grant and Loretta Young star. 2 p.m. $8.
FILM: “VICTOR VICTORIA” ▪ Saturday, Jan. 16
Part of the CareMore Senior Film Series. A struggling female soprano finds work playing a male female impersonator, but it complicates her personal life. Starring Oscar-winner Julie Andrews and James Garner; Blake Edwards directs. $4.
FILM: “THE WOMEN” ▪ Sunday, Jan. 17
Modesto Film Society presentation. A study of the lives and romantic entanglements of various interconnected women. Norma Shearer and Joan Crawford star. 2 p.m. $8.
YO QUIERO MÚSICA ▪ Saturday, Jan. 30
Evening of Cuban music, food and film from the Alpha Epsilon Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma International and Modesto Teachers Association. Modesto native Warren Haack will present his film “Santiago es Santiago,” introducing us, through music and dance, to the remarkably resilient and innovative people of Santiago de Cuba. Admission includes wine, food, live music and film. Proceeds go to the purchase and/or repair of instruments for elementary school band and orchestra programs. Reception 6 p.m.; film 7 p.m. $25.
The State Theatre is at 1307 J St., Modesto. Call 209-527-4697. www.thestate.org.
“YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN” ▪ Friday, Jan. 8-Sunday, Jan. 24
Charles Schultz’s beloved comic comes to life in Clark Gesner’s classic musical. 7:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. Playhouse Merced, 452 W. Main St., Merced. $10-$22. www.playhousemerced.com.
“THE BELLE OF AMHERST” ▪ Friday, Jan. 8-Sunday, Jan. 17
One-woman show featuring Jenni Abbott as Emily in William Luce’s play. 8 p.m Fridays-Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. Prospect Theater Project, 1214 K St., Modesto. $20. 209-549-9341.
“THE PRICE IS RIGHT” LIVE ▪ Friday, Jan. 29
Interactive stage show that gives eligible individuals the chance to “come on down” to win. Prizes may include appliances, vacations and possibly a new car. 7:30 p.m. Turlock Community Theatre, 1574 E. Canal Drive. $29-$49.
“SHATNER’S WORLD” ▪ Sunday, Jan. 31
William Shatner’s one-man, larger-than-life performance with humor, storytelling and music. 7:30 p.m. Turlock Community Theatre, 1574 E. Canal Drive. $55-$95.
“HAIRSPRAY” ▪ Friday, Feb. 5-Sunday, Feb. 21
Quirky, plus-sized teenager Tracy Turnblad has one dream: to dance on the “Corny Collins Show.” 7:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. Playhouse Merced, 452 W. Main St., Merced. $10-$22.
ART SPACE ON MAIN ▪ 209-667-3958
Through Saturday, Jan. 16, Stanislaus State Juried Student Exhibition. Gallery hours: noon-5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday; noon-9 p.m. Thursday-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.
CAROLYN HUFF PHOTOGRAPHY ▪ 209-918-6627
Through January, Joyce Morrissey; Thursday, Jan. 28, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday; 1-6 p.m. Thursday, with 1-9 p.m. third Thursday; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday. 1224 K St., Modesto.
CENTRAL CALIFORNIA ART ASSOCIATION AND MISTLIN GALLERY ▪ 209-529-3369
Tuesday, Jan. 5-Friday, Jan. 29, Richard Serros. Thursday, Jan. 28, Third Thursday Art Walk. 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
Through December, “2-Gether, Nicole Slater and Tammy Jo Schoppet.” Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. 918 10th St., Modesto.
DOWNTOWN MODESTO ▪ 209-529-9303
Thursday, Jan. 28, Third Thursday Art Walk. 5-9 p.m.
GUSTINE MUSEUM ▪ 209-854-6455
Gustine Museum Historical Society quilt exhibit including archives of the historical society and old sewing machines. Gallery hours: 1-4 p.m. Thursday and Sunday. 397 Fourth St., Gustine. www.gustinehistoricalsociety.org.
HART LANE STUDIO ▪ 209-480-6950
Ongoing, Mary A. Scheinuck, Waldemar “Walt” Scheinuck and other California artists. Gallery hours: Open by appointment. 18091 Hart Lane, Manteca.
McHENRY MUSEUM ▪ 209-577-5366
Exhibits of a county recorder’s office, a general store and a re-created blacksmith shop. Gallery hours: noon-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. 1402 I St., Modesto. Free.
PEER RECOVERY ART PROJECT ▪ 209-581-1695
Thursday, Jan. 28, 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 ▪
Thursday, Jan. 28, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. 1030 J. St., Modesto.
REMEMBER WHEN ▪ 209-544-1385
Ongoing artists exhibit. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. 3012 McHenry Ave., Modesto.
SONORA JOE’S ▪ 209-533-4455
Saturday, Jan. 9, Second Saturday Art Walk, 5-8 p.m. 140 S. Washington St., Sonora. www.sonorajoes.com.
STILL SMOKING ▪ 209-574-0681
Thursday, Jan. 28, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. 1313 J St., Modesto. www.stillsmokingstore.tripod.com.
TREVINO’S BARBER SHOP ▪ 209-988-4612
Thursday, Jan. 28, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. 909 10th St., Modesto.
UNIQUE BOUTIQUES ▪ 209-523-3000
Ongoing, 10 local artists. Exhibit hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. 4459 Spyres Way, Suite A, Modesto.
YOSEMITE MUSEUM GALLERY ▪ 209-372-0200
Yosemite Renaissance celebrates its 30th year with exhibit of 49 paintings, photographs, prints and sculptures by 47 artists. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. daily. 9037 Village Drive, Yosemite Valley.
CARNEGIE ARTS CENTER
INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCING ▪ Ongoing
Folk dancing lessons. No partner or experience necessary. Open to teens and older. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Fridays. $5. 209-634-8843 or 209-480-0387.
TURLOCK UKE JAMZ ▪ Second Saturdays
Community-based ukulele strum and singalong. Open to all ages and skill levels, as well as other acoustic instruments. 10:30 a.m. Free.
ALPHONSE MUCHA: THE GOLDEN AGE OF ART NOUVEAU ▪ Through Sunday, Jan. 10
Selections from the Dhawan Collection.
ORGANIC DESIGNS ▪ Through Sunday, Jan. 31
Themed, juried art show.
GORDON SENIOR: HARES, BIRDS & BUTTERFLIES ▪ Friday, Jan. 8-Sunday, Jan. 17
Pop-up exhibit. To celebrate the Carnegie Library’s centennial year, a series of four “pop-up” exhibitions will be featured lasting only 10 days. Each will highlight the character of the space and how it can be used by some of the area’s most talented artists. Gordon Senior exhibits sculpture and drawings that address ideas about nature, change and voyages. Gemperle Gallery.
SUNDAY ARTS LECTURE ▪ Sunday, Jan. 10
“Designing Cosmic Consciousness: Mucha/Psychedelia/the Present” by James Housefield, associate professor of design at UC Davis. 2-3:30 p.m. Free.
The Carnegie Arts Center is at 250 N. Broadway, Turlock. Call 209-632-5761.
CHICKEN RANCH ▪ 800-752-4646
16929 Chicken Ranch Road, Jamestown. 209-984-4806. www.chickenranchcasino.com.
THUNDER VALLEY ▪ 877-468-8777
1200 Athens Ave., Lincoln. www.thundervalleycasino.com.
JACKSON RANCHERIA ▪ 800-822-9466
12222 New York Ranch Road, Jackson.
RED HAWK CASINO ▪ 888-573-3495
1 Red Hawk Parkway, Placerville. www.redhawkcasino.com.
CACHE CREEK ▪ 800-772-2243
14455 Highway 16, Brooks. www.cachecreek.com.
BLACK OAK CASINO ▪ 877-747-8777
Saturday, Dec. 26, Club 90; Thursday, Dec. 31, Ascension New Year’s Eve Party; Friday, Jan. 1, Audioboxx; Saturday, Jan. 2, Spazmatics; Friday, Jan. 8, Busta Groove; Wednesday, Jan. 13, Pam Tillis; Friday, Jan. 15, Cheeseballs; Saturday, Jan. 16, Chains Required; Thursday, Jan. 21, Paul Thorn; Friday, Jan. 22, Roem Baur; Saturday, Jan. 23, Steel Breeze; Friday, Jan. 29, Notorious; Saturday, Jan. 30, Foreverland, Michael Jackson tribute. 19400 Tuolumne Road N., Tuolumne.
STAND UP FOR CHARITY ▪ Friday, Jan. 8
Andre Morton hosts Michael Calvin Jr., Iesha Birdsong, A.J. DeMello and Leon Gibson. 8:20 p.m. Queen Bean Coffeehouse, 1126 14th St, Modesto. Free; donations benefit Stanislaus Wildlife Center.
LILY TOMLIN ▪ Friday, Jan. 15
Comedian and actress. 7:30 p.m. Turlock Community Theatre, 1574 E. Canal Drive. $49-$69. www.turlocktheatre.org.
FOOD & FUN
SIERRA RAILROAD DINNER TRAIN ▪ Ongoing
Sunset dinner and Wild West trains, Sunday brunch trains. Call or check website for times and prices. Sierra Railroad Golden Sunset and Daylight Trains, 330 S. Sierra Ave., Oakdale. 800-866-1690.
VFW BREAKFAST ▪ Ongoing
Sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. 7-11 a.m. Sundays. Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall, 2801 W. Hatch Road, Modesto. $7. 209-537-3360.
VFW DINNER ▪ Ongoing
Friday night dinner hosted by the VFW Post 3199. 4-7 p.m. Fridays. Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall-Modesto, 2801 W. Hatch Road. $6-$10. 209-537-3360.
HISTORY CENTER BREAKFAST ▪ Ongoing
Presented by Northern Mariposa County History Center. 8-11 a.m. second Sundays. Coulterville School House, Broadway and Cemetery. $5 adults; $3 children.
RIPON VFW FRIDAY NIGHT DINNERS ▪ Ongoing
Hosted by Ripon VFW Post 1051. 5:30-7 p.m. Fridays. Veterans of Foreign Wars, 12455 W. Ripon Road, Ripon. 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, 12455 W. Ripon Road, Ripon. 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, 1405 E. Linwood Ave., Turlock. $2-$6.50. 209-668-9710.
LIVINGSTON VFW HAMBURGER NIGHTS ▪ Ongoing
Livingston VFW monthly hamburger night. 5-7 p.m. last Thursdays. Livingston Veterans Memorial Hall, 1605 Seventh St. $2-$4.50. 209-394-2059. www.vfwlivingston.com.
MERCED CERTIFIED FARMERS MARKET ▪ Ongoing
Year-round. 8 a.m.-noon. Saturdays. 16th Street and Canal, Merced. 209-389-4175.
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 Fridays. Eagles Hall, 126 Camellia Way, Modesto. $12. 209-577-2298.
KNIGHTS FERRY BREAKFAST ▪ Ongoing
8 a.m.-noon first Sundays. IOOF Hall, Main Street, Knights Ferry. $5.
TURLOCK SONS IN RETIREMENT LUNCH ▪ Ongoing
Monthly luncheon. 11:15 a.m. third Wednesdays. Denair Community Center, 3850 N. Gratton Road. 209-632-0011.
ODD FELLOWS BREAKFAST ▪ Ongoing
7-11 a.m. second Sundays. Odd Fellows Hall-La Grange, Main Street. $6.
SENIOR BREAKFAST CLUB ▪ Ongoing
50-plus club. 8:30-9 a.m. Sundays. Denny’s, 1525 McHenry Ave., Modesto. 209-576-0279.
MODESTO FARMERS MARKET ▪ Ongoing
7 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays. 16th Street, between H and I streets. Free. 209-605-8536.
COLUMBIA FARMERS MARKET ▪ Ongoing
5 p.m. Thursdays. Main Street, Columbia State Historic Park. Free 209-499-8273.
PROMENADE FARMERS MARKET ▪ Through Dec. 30
Local produce, market vendors. 7:30-11 a.m. Wednesdays. The Promenade, Yosemite Avenue and Paulson Road, Merced. Free. 209-389-4175.
M.P.P.A. CRAB DINNER/DANCE ▪ Saturday, Jan. 16
All-you-can-eat crab, pasta, salad, bread, wine, soda. 5-9 p.m.; dance from 8:30 p.m.-midnight. California Ballroom, 432 Sixth St., Modesto. $50. 209-505-36234.
M.P.P.A. CIOPPINO DINNER/DANCE ▪ Saturday, Jan. 23
Crab cioppino, salad, bread, wine, soda. 4-9 p.m.; dance from 8:30 p.m.-midnight. California Ballroom, 432 Sixth St., Modesto. $50. 209-505-3624.
MODESTO ON ICE ▪ Through January
Outdoor ice skating rink. 2-8 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays; 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Sundays. $8-$12. www.modestoonice.com.
LIGHTED CHRISTMAS TREE FOREST ▪ Through Friday, Dec. 25
Lighted Christmas trees on display 5-9 p.m. nightly through Friday, Dec. 25. Nonprofit groups on hand nightly from 5-8 p.m. to sing carols, host activities or sell hot chocolate. Old Court Theater property in downtown Livingston. 209-394-8830. www.livingstoncity.com.
HOLIDAYS ON THE FARM ▪ Through Saturday, Jan. 2
Santa’s Village; Christmas trees; ornament and wreath making; Snow Mountain; outdoor skating rink; snow tubing; fire pits and smores; drive-thru Lights on the Farm. Call for times and attraction prices. Dell’Osso Farms, 501 Manthey Road, Lathrop. 209-969-6048.
ODDS & ENDS
CLASSIC AIRCRAFT DISPLAYS ▪ Ongoing
Sponsored by the Commemorative Air Force. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. second Saturdays. Modesto Airport, 700 Tioga Drive, Hangar 1. 209-526-5868.
AIRCRAFT DISPLAY ▪ Ongoing
9 a.m.-2 p.m. fourth Saturdays. Turlock Municipal Airport, 13602 Newport Road, Turlock. 209-620-6312.
AIRPLANE EXHIBIT ▪ Ongoing
9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. Castle Air Museum, 5050 Santa Fe Drive, Atwater. $12 adults; $8 seniors; $5 youths 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.
SUCCESSFUL THINKERS NETWORK ▪ Ongoing
Successful Thinkers Network-Modesto Learning Zone programs. Tuesdays. 11:30 a.m. Round Table Pizza, 3848 McHenry Ave., Modesto. 209-712-8997.
SWEAT FITNESS ▪ Ongoing
Variety of fitness classes including senior classes and beginning line dancing. No registration or membership required. Monday-Friday; call for times. Centenary Methodist Church, 1911 Toyon Ave. Donation. 209-988-5655.
TOASTMASTERS ▪ Ongoing
Toastmasters club Daybreakers 1388. 6:15-7:20 a.m. second, third and fourth 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, Modesto. Free. 209-523-2800.
SUPER SINGLES ▪ Ongoing
Valley Super Singles weekly social time for singles age 50 and older. 5:30 p.m. first and third Fridays. Bel Piatto Restaurant, 1000 Kansas Ave., Modesto. 209-883-2685.
BUNKO NITE ▪ Ongoing
Presented by Oakdale Grange No. 435. Food and drink free. 7-9:30 p.m. second Fridays. Oakdale Grange Hall, Lambuth and F streets. $10. 209-556-8524 or 209-838-7421.
WRITERS GROUP MEETING ▪ Ongoing
Sonora Writers Group. 10:30 a.m. second Saturdays. Call for location. 209-734-8097.
WRITERS SUPPORT GROUP ▪ Ongoing
Support group for those either writing for themselves or for publication. 5:30-7 p.m. second Tuesdays. Merced Multicultural Arts Center, 645 W. Main St. Free.
GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY ▪ Ongoing
Society meets to instruct, inform and educate members in the techniques of research. 7 p.m. third Tuesdays. Trinity Presbyterian Church, Telle Center, 1600 Carver Road, Modesto. 209-526-5009.
CAMELLIA SOCIETY ▪ Ongoing
Monthly meeting. 1:30 p.m. second Sundays. Seventh-day Adventist Church, Fellowship Hall, 16th and G streets, Modesto. Free. 209-522-0147.
CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT ▪ Saturday, Jan. 2
Central Sierra Audubon Society Christmas bird count in Calaveras County. 209-352-6985 or 209-596-0612.
EAT BETTER, MOVE BETTER ▪ Wednesdays, Jan. 6-27
Offered by the Healthy Aging Association, Area Agency on Aging and Howard Training Center. Seniors 60 and older are welcome to attend the program – a free, short, interactive nutrition and physical activity session offered once a week for four weeks. 11-11:30 a.m. The Salvation Army, 893 Lander Ave., Turlock. 209-523-2800.
NOR-CAL COSIES COMPETITION ▪ Saturday, Jan. 9
Modesto-Con cosplay contest. Semiformal event includes red carpet presentation. All cosplayers are welcome. Proceeds benefit Haven Women’s Center. 4 p.m. West Side Theatre, 1331 Main St., Newman. $25. 209-862-4490.
STUDIO 49 FIBER ARTS GROUP ▪ Saturday, Jan. 9
Spinning, weaving, knitting, crocheting fiber arts. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuolumne County Library, 480 Greenley Road, Sonora. 209-533-0593.
MOTHER LODE SPINNERS AND WEAVERS GUILD ▪ Tuesday, Jan. 12
Joan Williams Near will demonstrate card weaving, a simple technique used to make such items as lanyards, bookmarks and belts. 10 a.m., Church of the 49ers in Columbia. www.mlwsguild.org.
AT YOUR SERVICE – VOLUNTEERING THROUGHOUT THE WEST ▪ Thursday, Jan. 28
Elaine Gorman speaks about volunteering for the conservation and maintenance of public lands. Tuolumne Group of the Sierra Club program. 7 p.m. TUD Boardroom, 18885 Nugget Blvd., Sonora.
MAPS: NOAH HUGHES ▪ Friday, Jan. 29
Modesto Area Partners in Science program with professor of earth science at Modesto Junior College speaking on “El Niño: Earth’s Climate Hearbeat.” 7:30 p.m. MJC West Campus, Sierra Hall 132, 2201 Blue Gum Ave., Modesto. Free.
MODESTO AREA A’S SWAP MEET ▪ Saturday-Sunday, Jan. 30-31
50th annual meet featuring Model A Fords, antique and classic cars, vintage automotive items. 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Stanislaus County Fairgrounds, 900 N. Broadway, Turlock. $10 Saturday; $5 Sunday; free under age 12.
CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION ▪ Saturday, Feb. 13
Celebrate the “Year of the Monkey” with cultural performances, Chinese paintings, martial arts demonstrations, Chinese calligraphy, musical entertainment. 2 p.m. Senior Citizens Center, 211 Bodem St., Modesto. Free. 209-341-2951.
MAPS: BRIAN KENNEDY ▪ Friday, Feb. 26
Modesto Area Partners in Science program with biologist, CEO and president of the Buck Institute speaking on “Aging and Chronic Disease – A View from the Aging Side.” 7:30 p.m. Modesto Junior College East Campus auditorium, 435 College Ave., Modesto. Free.
MAPS: TOM LUSTER ▪ Friday, March 25
Modesto Area Partners in Science program with analyst from the California Coastal Commission speaking on “Can Desalination Solve California’s Water Problem?” 7:30 p.m. MJC West Campus, Sierra Hall 132, 2201 Blue Gum Ave., Modesto. Free.
RIVERBANK GOLDEN AGERS ▪ Ongoing
10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Riverbank Community Center, 3600 Santa Fe St. $4 members; $6 nonmembers; $12 annual membership. 209-521-7194.
TURLOCK SENIOR CENTER DANCE ▪ Ongoing
7:30-10 p.m. Wednesdays. Turlock Senior Center, 1191 Cahill St.
RIVERBANK STEPPIN’ OUT COUNTRY DANCE CLUB ▪ Ongoing
Ballroom dance. 7-10:30 p.m. second and fourth Fridays. Riverbank Community Center, 3600 Santa Fe St. $5. 209-601-5519.
VALLEY SUPER SINGLES ▪ Ongoing
Social time for singles age 50 and older. 5:30 p.m. first and third Fridays. Bel Piatto Restaurant, 1000 Kansas Ave., Modesto. 209-883-2685.
FOREVER YOUNG DANCE CLUB ▪ Ongoing
Dance on Tuesdays, second Fridays. First-time guests are free. 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesdays; 7-10 p.m. second Fridays. 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.
ROUND ROBINS ▪ Ongoing
7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Oakdale Grange Hall, Lambuth and F streets. $4. 209-526-4452.
TURLOCK STEPPIN PARDS ▪ Ongoing
Square dance club workshop nights. 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays. American Legion Hall, 75 Bothun Road, Turlock. 209-535-0479. 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 Wednesdays and Saturday Party Nights. Wednesdays and third Saturdays. Oakdale Grange Hall, Lambuth and F streets. $3-$6 per person; $20 annual dues. 209-236-1628.