GALLO CENTER FOR THE ARTS
THE GIZMO GUYS ▪ Friday, Jan. 29
Comedy jugglers Allan Jacobs and Barrett Felker. 7 p.m. $12-$20.
THE PEKING ACROBATS ▪ Friday, Jan. 29
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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 KINSEY PROJECT ▪ Tuesday, Feb. 2
Bernard Kinsey offers interactive presentation on the objects and periods in history featured in his collection art and history that documents the African American experience from 1595 to the civil rights movement. 7 p.m. $5-$10.
MOZART & BACH ▪ Friday-Saturday, Feb. 5-6
Modesto Symphony Orchestra. 8 p.m. $37-$92.
MSYO SPRING CONCERT ▪ Saturday, Feb. 6
Modesto Symphony Youth Orchestra. 2 p.m. $5-$10.
“SWEENEY TODD” ▪ Friday-Sunday, Feb. 12-14
A barber wrongfully jailed by a corrupt judge returns to 19th-century London to seek vengeance in this macabre musical comedy. $10-$68.
THE COMIC STRIPPERS ▪ Friday, Feb. 12
A fictitious male stripper troupe in an improv comedy show. No nudity but an adults-only show. 8 p.m. $30.
THAT’S LIFE: FRANK SINATRA ▪ Sunday, Feb. 14
Featuring cabaret performers John Boswell, Scott Coulter and Lee Lessack. 3 p.m. Sold out.
CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE ▪ Wednesday, Feb. 17
With the North Mississippi Allstars in separate sets of blues, then combined for a selection of songs. 7:30 p.m. $29-$69.
THE MCCARTNEY YEARS ▪ Thursday, Feb. 18
Paul McCartney tribute show. 7:30 p.m. $25-$55.
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
Sundays: Jan. 17, Silicon Gulch Jazz Band; Feb. 21, Black Tuesday Jazz Band; March 20, Mission Gold Jazz Band. 12:30 p.m. Jam sets. 1 p.m. featured band. Clarion Hotel & 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.
STANISLAUS COUNTY MUSIC FESTIVAL ▪ Friday-Saturday, Jan. 29-30
High school and junior high school honor choirs, orchestras and bands. 7 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday. Modesto Junior College Auditorium, 435 College Ave. Free.
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.
CARAVAN OF THIEVES ▪ Monday, Feb. 1
Turlock Community Concert Association program. 7:30 p.m. Turlock Community Theatre, 1574 E. Canal Drive. $15-$25. www.turlockconcert.org/tickets.php.
CECIL BLUTCHER & AUSTIN ASHFORD ▪ Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 4-6
In honor of Black History Month, California State University, Stanislaus, features hip-hop and spoken word performances. Strong language and explicit lyrics. 8 p.m. University’s Main Stage Theatre, 1 University Circle, Turlock. $12.
COLUMBIA BIG BAND JAZZ FESTIVAL ▪ Friday-Saturday, Feb. 5-6
Daytime jazz festival with student performances, workshops and evening concerts featuring Bob Secor, Mike Rocha and Paul Contos. Also Clint Day, David Hawkes, Mario Flores and Ken Taylor. 8 p.m Friday; 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Columbia College Dogwood Theater, 1600 Columbia College Way, Sonora. Free.
JOURNEY REVISITED ▪ Saturday, Feb. 6
Journey tribute band. 8 p.m. West Side Theatre, 1331 Main St., Newman. $20-$24. 209-862-4490.
THE STATE THEATRE
FILM: “YOUTH” ▪ Through Sunday, Jan. 31
Oscar-winning actor Michael Caine plays Fred, an acclaimed composer and conductor who vacations with his daughter (Rachel Weisz) and best friend Mick (Harvey Keitel), a renowned filmmaker. While Mick scrambles to finish the screenplay for what he imagines will be his last important film, Fred has no intention of resuming his musical career.
FILM: “SPOTLIGHT” ▪ Through Sunday, Jan. 31
Story of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe investigation that would rock the city when the newspaper’s tenacious Spotlight team of reporters delves into allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church.
FILM: “THE DANISH GIRL” ▪ Through Saturday, Jan. 30
Starring Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne as Danish artist and transgendered woman Lili Elbe. Artists Lili and Gerda’s marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili’s transgender journey.
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 Teacher’s 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.
THE PRICE IS RIGHT LIVE ▪ Friday, Jan. 29
Interactive stage show 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.
“DOCTOR DOLITTLE JR.” ▪ Friday-Sunday, Jan. 29-31
YES (Youth Entertainment Stage) Kids and Kidettes present the story of a magical doctor who can “Talk to the Animals.” 7 p.m. Friday; 3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Downey High School Auditorium, 1000 Coffee Road, Modesto. $8-$12. 209-238-6850. www.yescompany.org.
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. www.playhousemerced.com.
“TALK RADIO” ▪ Friday, Feb. 5-Sunday, Feb. 28
Barry Champlain, Cleveland’s controversial radio host, does what he does best: insulting the pathetic souls who call in the middle of the night to sound off. 7:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays; 2 p.m Sundays. Stage 3 Theatre Company, 208 S. Green St., Sonora. $17-$25. 209-536-1778.
ART SPACE ON MAIN ▪ 209-667-3958
Through Thursday, March 24, Dean DeCocker, with reception 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11. 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
Monday, Feb. 1-Monday, Feb. 29, Ronald E. Coolidge. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday; 1-6 p.m. Thursday, 1-9 p.m. with Third Thursday Art Walk; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday. 1224 K St., Modesto.
CENTRAL CALIFORNIA ART ASSOCIATION AND MISTLIN GALLERY ▪ 209-529-3369
Tuesday, Feb. 2-Friday, Feb. 26, “Impressions & Abstracts”; through Friday, Jan. 29, “Into the Void: Art of Richard David Serros”; Thursday, Feb. 18, 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.
DELICATO VINEYARDS ▪ 209-824-3401
Through Saturday, Feb. 6, Delicato Fine Art Show. 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily. Delicato Vineyards, Highway 99, north of Manteca.
DOWNTOWN MODESTO ▪ 209-529-9303
Thursday, Feb. 18, Third Thursday Art Walk. 5-9 p.m. Downtown Modesto.
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.
MODESTO JUNIOR COLLEGE GALLERY ▪ 209-575-6819
Through Thursday, Feb. 4, “Into the Void: Art of Richard David Serros.” Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays. 435 College Ave., Modesto. Free.
PEER RECOVERY ART PROJECT ▪ 209-581-1695
Thursday, Feb. 18, 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, Feb. 18, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. 1030 J. St., Modesto. www.preservationcoffee.com.
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.
STILL SMOKING ▪ 209-574-0681
Thursday, Feb. 18, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. 1313 J St., Modesto. www.stillsmokingstore.tripod.com.
TREVINO’S BARBER SHOP ▪ 209-988-4612
Thursday, Feb. 18, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. 909 10th St., Modesto. www.trevinosbarbershop.com.
TURLOCK ART GALLERY ▪ 209-634-8911
Ongoing, “Rhett Regina Owings: Monterey Coast.” Gallery hours: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays; 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Fridays. 132 S. Center St., Turlock.
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. www.turlockukejamz.org.
ORGANIC DESIGNS ▪ Through Sunday, Jan. 31
Themed, juried art show.
VALLEY FOCUS ▪ Through Sunday, March 20
Sculpture by Oakdale artist Betty Saletta.
SONGS AROUND AMERICA ▪ Friday, Jan. 29
Learn and sing classic songs with special musical guests. Using a tune we all know, write new lyrics to create a song for a new century. 7 p.m.
JONI MORRIS: A TRIBUTE TO THE MUSIC OF PATSY CLINE ▪ Tuesday, Feb. 9
Morris performs renditions of the songs Cline was most known for: “Crazy,” “Sweet Dreams,” “Walkin’ After Midnight,” “I Fall To Pieces” and more. 7:30 p.m. $10 members; $15 nonmembers.
“A HANDFUL OF DUST” ▪ Wednesday, Feb. 10-Sunday, April 24
Allen Birnbach’s photographs create a portrait of ranchers that builds awareness and interest in preserving their way of life. On view in the lobby galleries.
ART AROUND TOWN ▪ Thursday, Feb. 11
Turlock’s downtown art galleries and businesses join for an evening of art, music, refreshments and shopping. 6-9 p.m.
GALLERY TALK WITH BETTY SALETTA ▪ Sunday, Feb. 21
Listen and learn as artist Betty Saletta discusses her career. She’ll address the challenges of creating public sculpture and the art of casting in bronze. 2 p.m.
The Carnegie Arts Center is at 250 N. Broadway, Turlock. Call 209-632-5761. www.carnegieartsturlock.org.
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. www.jacksoncasino.com.
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
Friday, Jan. 29, Notorious; Saturday, Jan. 30, Foreverland, Michael Jackson Tribute; Friday, Feb. 5, Left of Centre; Thursday, Feb. 11, DJ Renegade; Friday, Feb. 12, Wonderbread 5; Saturday, Feb. 13, BluesBox Bayou Band. 19400 Tuolumne Road N., Tuolumne.
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. www.sierrarailroad.com.
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. www.sirinc.org.
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.
SOS CRAB FEED ▪ Friday, Jan. 29
Dancing to Kickstart after dinner. Bar opens 4 p.m.; dinner 6:30 p.m. 819 Sunset Ave, Modesto. Members $45; nonmembers $50. 209-578-5801.
WISHMAKER’S BALL ▪ Saturday, Jan. 30
Make-A-Wish Foundation fundraiser with dinner, dancing, raffle, more. 5:30-10:30 p.m. DoubleTree Inn, 1150 Ninth St., Modesto. $150. 916-437-0206
CRAB FEED ▪ Saturday, Jan. 30
Commemorative Air Force serves all-you-can-eat crab, pasta, salad, bread, appetizers and dessert. No-host bar, silent and oral auctions, raffle. 6:30 p.m. 700 Tioga Drive, Hangar 1. $45; advance tickets only. 209-605-4313.
CRAB & RIGOTONI DINNER ▪ Saturday, Feb. 6
Rotary Club of Salida. Doors open 5:30 p.m.; dinner 6:30 p.m. Ripon Community Center, 334 W. Fourth St., Ripon. $45. 209-545-1178.
CHOCOLATE LOVERS’ HOEDOWN ▪ Saturday, Feb. 6
Buffet dinner, community hoedown and chocolate auction. Dinner prepared by chef Dave Ingram of Chef Dave Cooks! 6-9 p.m., Mother Lode Fairgrounds, 220 Southgate Drive, Sonora. $30. 209-324-0501 or 209-586-9182.
CHILI COOK-OFF ▪ Sunday, Feb. 7
Ninth annual Super Bowl Sunday event. Proceeds benefit Hospice of Amador and Calaveras counties and Resource Connection Food Bank. 10 a.m. with tasting beginning at 2 p.m. Murphys Historic Hotel, 457 Main St., Murphys. $5 to taste; $10 to compete; plus cans of food. 209-728-3444.
AN AFFAIR OF THE HEART ▪ Saturday, Feb. 13
Presbyterian Women’s group luncheon and dance fundraiser. 1-4 p.m. Church of the 49ers, Parrotts Ferry Road and Jackson Street, Columbia. $15. 209-532-6604.
CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH BENEFIT ▪ Saturday, Feb. 20
Healing Nations Elevate 2016 event. Brunch, live music, silent auction. 11 a.m. DoubleTree Hotel, 1150 Ninth St., Modesto. $100. 209-549-1828.
BEYER CRAB FEED ▪ Saturday, Feb. 20
Crab, tri-tip, spaghetti, salad and rolls. 5 p.m. no-host cocktails; 6 p.m dinner. St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Father O’Hare Hall, 1813 Oakdale Road, Modesto. $50, must purchase by Feb.12. 209-576-4309.
GREAT VALLEY MUSEUM GALA ▪ Saturday, Feb. 20
Benefit event will feature display of lions, leopards, jaguars, and tigers from its original Osterberg collection. Hosted wine, beer and hors d’oeuvres reception followed by dinner. 5:30-9 p.m. Modesto Junior College West Campus, 2201 Blue Gum Ave., Modesto. $125. 209-575-6196. www.mjc.edu/gvm.
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. www.cafvalleysquadron.org.
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. www.centenarychurch.net.
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.
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.
MAPS: NOAH HUGHES ▪ Friday, Jan. 29
Modesto Area Partners in Science program with professor of earth science at Modesto Junior College speaking on “El Nino: Earth’s Climate Hearbeat.” 7:30 p.m. MJC West Campus, Sierra Hall 132, 2201 Blue Gum Ave., Modesto. Free. email@example.com.
FIGHT NIGHT ▪ Friday, Jan. 29
Relationship experts Les and Leslie Parrott help couples learn to communicate better. 7-9:30 p.m. Big Valley Grace Community Church, 4040 Tully Road, Modesto. $40 per person; $45 couples. 888-712-1611.
BOOK SALE ▪ Friday-Saturday, Jan. 29-30
Friends of the Turlock Public Library used book sale. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. First United Methodist Church, 1660 Arbor Way, Turlock.
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. www.turlockswapmeet.com.
TURLOCK QUILT SHOW ▪ Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 6-7
Quilts, wall hangings, raffles, vendors. Military “Quilts of Honor” 2 p.m. Saturday only. Featured quilters are Diane Parker and Shelley Dameron. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Stanislaus County Fairgrounds, 900 N. Broadway, Turlock. $7; free under age 12.
“THE OTHER AUTHOR: BRET HARTE” ▪ Sunday, Feb. 7
Kim Pippa Tonnesen will speak about Harte’s life, writing and how he impacted the literary world and Calaveras and Tuolumne counties with his fiction. 2 p.m. Angles Camp Museum Carriage House, 753 S. Main St., Angels Camp. Free for members; $10 nonmembers. 209-736-2963.
MOTHER LODE WEAVERS AND SPINNERS GUILD ▪ Tuesday, Feb. 9
Miriam Perry will present history and techniques for creating kumihimo, the art of braiding threads, wire and beads. 10 a.m. Church of the 49ers, Columbia. www.mlwsguild.org.
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. Family-friendly. Presented by the city of Modesto, Maddux Youth Center and the Stanislaus Chinese Culture Society. Free. 2 p.m. Senior Citizens Center, 211 Bodem St., Modesto. 209-341-2951.
STUDIO 49 FIBER ARTS GROUP ▪ Saturday, Feb. 13
Spinning, weaving, knitting, crocheting. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuolumne County Library, Sonora. 209-533-0593.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org.
RIVERBANK GOLDEN AGERS ▪ Ongoing
Dancing and socializing. Different themes monthly. 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.
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. Open to singles, couples and children ages 12 and up. 7 p.m. Wednesdays and third Saturdays. Oakdale Grange Hall, Lambuth and F streets. $3-$6 per person; $20 annual dues. 209-236-1628. www.singleskirtsnflirts.ccsda.org.
MERCED SUNDAY SOCIAL DANCE ▪ Ongoing
Sunday dance featuring music by Just Friends and a free samba slide dance lesson. Refreshments available. 1 p.m. fourth Sundays. Merced Community Center Ballroom, 755 W. 15th St. $8. 209-723-0839.
SIERRA MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP AUDITIONS ▪ Saturday, Feb. 6
$500 and $400 scholarships in two age categories: 10-14 and 15-20 and are open to students of classical instrumental and vocal music involved in private study in Tuolumne and Calaveras counties. 209-586-0529. www.sjconcertseries.org.