GALLO CENTER FOR THE ARTS
“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.
SIMON & GARFUNKEL TRIBUTE SHOW ▪ Friday, Feb. 19
Cabaret star Lee Lessack (“The Songs of Johnny Mercer”) returns to the Gallo Center with a tribute to the celebrated 1981 live Central Park concert that drew an audience of half a million people. Lessack will pair with singer-pianist Johnny Rodgers to perform song like “Mrs. Robinson,” “Homeward Bound,” “Scarborough Fair,” “Bridge Over Troubled Waters,” “The Sound of Silence” and others. 8 p.m. $19-$49.
“FENCES” ▪ Friday-Sunday, Feb. 19-21
The Gallo Center and Sankofa Theatre Company present August Wilson’s story of a responsible yet otherwise flawed black garbage collector in pre-civil rights America who rises to the level of an epic hero. 8 p.m. $10-$20.
LATIN LEGENDS ▪ Saturday, Feb. 20
Tierra, Thee Midniters and Emilio: Modern Gypsy, three legendary Latino acts in a concert that blends rock, pop, R&B, salsa and more. 8 p.m. $29-$69.
IT’S MAGIC! ▪ Sunday, Feb. 21
Show includes many of the top professional magicians worldwide, with each act carefully selected to represent the variety found in the art of magic. 3 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
Sundays: 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.
JOHNNY CASH TRIBUTE ▪ Saturday, Feb. 13
JCBB5 presents tribute show. 8 p.m. Prospect Theater Project, 1214 K St., Modesto. $15.
RED DOG ASH AND HIGH COUNTRY ▪ Saturday, Feb. 13
Bluegrass. 7:30 p.m. West Side Theatre, 1331 Main St., Newman. $12-$15. 209-862-4490.
TEDDY BEAR TOSS AND CONCERT ▪ Saturday, Feb. 13
Teddy bears collected all day at Rivet’s to be given to Memorial Medical Center and Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department to comfort sick or injured children. Music will feature Silvermoon Band, The Sensations and more. 7 p.m. Rivet’s American Grill, 2307 Oakdale Road, Modesto.
MUSIC AT THE GMC ▪ Saturday, Feb. 20
Folk/gypsy group Alzara & Brother Spellbinder and multi-instrumentalist and performance artist Eliza Rickman in acoustic series. Also, gothic art displays from Kundalini Chrysalis. 7:30 p.m. Gottschalk Music Center recital hall, 1502 E St., Modesto. $15; free age 12 and under. 209-543-5306. email@example.com.
FACULTY RECITAL ▪ Thursday, Feb. 25
Modesto Junior College Friends of Music concert series featuring David Chapman, guitar; Robert Scott, clarinet; Travis Silvers, guitar; and Alejandro Sabre, piano. 7:30 p.m. MJC Music Recital Hall, 435 College Ave. in Modesto. $12; $10 students and seniors. www.mjc.edu.
WYNONNA & THE BIG NOISE ▪ Saturday, Feb. 27
Country music star and her band tell stories through songs. 7:30 p.m. Turlock Community Theatre, 1574 E. Canal Drive. $45-$65.
THE STATE THEATRE
FILM: “ANOMALISA” ▪ Through Friday, Feb. 12
This animated film follows Michael Stone, an author who specializes in customer service, a man who is unable to interact deeply with other people. But, while on business trip, he meets an extraordinary stranger.
FILM: “45 YEARS” ▪ Friday, Feb. 12-Friday, Feb. 19
Screen legends Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay star as Kate and Geoff, a couple preparing to celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary. But a stunning revelation – the body of Geoff’s former lover has been discovered 50 years after she fell from a mountain – suddenly changes everything.
SCIENCE ON SCREEN ▪ Saturday, Feb. 13
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory partners for science presentations for teens. “Earthquakes in the S.F. Bay Area” by Geologist Arthur Rodgers, 2:30-3:15 p.m. Movie “San Andreas,” 3:30-5:30 p.m. Free.
FILM: “THE LADY IN THE VAN” ▪ Friday, Feb. 19-Friday, Feb. 26
Dame Maggie Smith in Alan Bennett’s big-screen comedic adaptation of his own iconic memoir and honored stage play. $10.
FILM: “WALK THE LINE” ▪ Saturday, Feb. 20
CareMore Senior Film Series. A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash’s life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, Tenn., where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins. 10:30 a.m. $4.
MODESTO MARATHON MOVIE & WINE NIGHT ▪ Saturday, Feb. 20
Featuring Disney’s “McFarland USA,” the true story of an underdog Central Valley cross country team’s fight for the California State Championship, starring Kevin Costner. Evening includes food, wine, silent auctions and drawings followed by a Q&A with film representatives. Fundraiser for the Teens Run Modesto program. Doors open 4:30 p.m.; film 6 p.m. $24 advance; $30 at the door.
“THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE” ▪ Sunday, Feb. 21
Modesto Film Society presentation. A former Korean War POW is brainwashed by communists into becoming a political assassin. But another former prisoner may know how to save him. Frank Sinatra and Laurence Harvey star. 2 p.m.
“HAIRSPRAY” ▪ Through 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” ▪ Through 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.
“DEATH OF A SALESMAN” ▪ Friday, Feb. 19-Sunday, March 13
Directed by David Barbaree, this Pulitzer Prize-winning play tells the story of Willy Loman, a failing salesman who cannot understand why he did not find success and happiness. 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. $20.
“MY FAIR LADY” ▪ Saturday, Feb. 27-Sunday, April 24
Sierra Repertory Theatre presents the story of Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle. Can Professor Higgins polish a scrappy street vendor and pass her off as a refined lady? Lerner and Loewe’s masterful score includes “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly,” “On the Street Where You Live” and many more. Rated G. East Sonora Theatre. 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays-Sundays; 7 p.m. Fridays-
ART SPACE ON MAIN ▪ 209-667-3958
Through Thursday, March 24, Dean DeCocker. 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 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
Through Friday, Feb. 26, “Impressions & Abstracts”; 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.
CONCETTA ▪ 209-529-3282
Thursday, Feb. 18, “Angels, Fairies and Interesting Stories,” Shirlee Rudel. 5:30-9:30 p.m. 1205 J St., Modesto.
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.
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.
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
Through March 4, “California Steaming, Railroad Art of the Golden State” by Patrick Michael Karnahan. 140 S. Washington St., Sonora.
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.
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.
VALLEY FOCUS ▪ Through Sunday, March 20
Sculpture by Oakdale artist Betty Saletta.
“A HANDFUL OF DUST” ▪ Through 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.
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.
GROUNDBREAKING CELEBRATION AND OPEN HOUSE ▪ Saturday, Feb. 27
In February 1916, ground was broken on what would become the Carnegie Library. Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Carnegie’s beginnings with a ceremony and open house. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
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
Friday, Feb. 12, Wonderbread 5; Saturday, Feb. 13, BluesBox Bayou Band; Thursday, Feb. 18, Danny Paisley and Southern Grass; Friday, Feb. 19, Lee Rocker; Saturday, Feb. 20, The Peelers; Thursday, Feb. 25, Jeffrey Austin; Friday, Feb. 26, Dirty River Boys. 19400 Tuolumne Road N., Tuolumne.
STAND-UP FOR CHARITY ▪ Friday, Feb. 12
Benefit for Central Valley Walk Now For Autism Speaks with Phil Johnson. 8:20 p.m. Queen Bean Coffeehouse, 1126 14th St., Modesto. Free.
RAT PACK BENEFIT ▪ Saturday, Feb. 20
Central West Ballet benefit with food, beverages, silent and oral auctions. 5:30 p.m. Infiniti of Modesto, 4130 McHenry Ave. $75. 209-576-8957.
“THROUGH LINE” ▪ Wednesday-Saturday, Feb. 17-20
Modesto Junior College Off-Balance Dance Company presents modern and contemporary dance. 7 p.m. MJC Performing and Media Arts Center, 435 College Ave., Modesto. $8-$10. www.mjc.tix.com.
FESTIVALS & FAIRS
PRESIDENTS WINE WEEKEND ▪ Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 13-14
Calaveras Winegrape Alliance presents its 20th annual wine tasting with 23 alliance wineries participating. Limited tasting flights are available all weekend with the purchase of a $20 commemorative wine glass. Glasses are available in advance or outside the Native Sons Hall, 389 Main St., Murphys, on Saturday only.
LOVE BITES VALENTINE’S BASH ▪ Saturday, Feb. 13
Wine tasting and small bites, live music by Plan B, dance contest, horse-drawn carriage rides and more. Free activities for children also are planned. 3-7 p.m. Copperopolis Town Square, Highway 4 at Little John Road. gocalaveras.com/calaveras.
CHINESE NEW YEAR PARTY ▪ Sunday, Feb. 21
The Stanislaus Chinese Association presents it 44th annual party, this year marking the Year of the Monkey. There will be cultural presentations, food, entertainment and a raffle. 5-9 p.m. Modesto Centre Plaza, 1000 L St. $20 adults; $12 ages 6-12. Tickets available at Orient House, Imperial Garden and JP Asian Fusion restaurants.
RIPON ALMOND BLOSSOM FESTIVAL ▪ Friday-Sunday, Feb. 26-28
Food, carnival, parade, art exhibits and more. Parade is 1 p.m. Saturday in downtown Ripon. Festival is 3-11 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday; and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at Mistlin Sports Park, 1201 River Road. Free. riponchamber.org.
“THE MASK YOU LIVE IN” ▪ Thursday, Feb. 18
Modesto Junior College Civic Engagement Project screening of the documentary. Discussion will follow. 7 p.m. Forum 110 on East Campus, 435 College Ave. Free.
FOOD & FUN
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.
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
8-11 a.m. second Sundays. Odd Fellows Hall, 30018 Yosemite Blvd., La Grange. $6. 209-853-2128
SENIOR BREAKFAST CLUB ▪ Ongoing
50-plus club. 8:30-9 a.m. Sundays. Denny’s, 1525 McHenry Ave., Modesto. 209-576-0279.
VALENTINE HEARTS DINNER & AUCTION ▪ Saturday, Feb. 13
Camp Taylor event benefiting children fighting heart disease. 6 p.m. DoubleTree Hotel, Modesto. $85 or $800 reserved table for 10. www.KidsHeartCamp.org/valentinehearts.
VALENTINE TEA AT MCHENRY MANSION ▪ Saturday, Feb. 13
McHenry Mansion Foundation Docents and Guild event. 11:30 a.m. McHenry Mansion, 906 15th St., Modesto. $30. 209-522-1739.
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.
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. Free. 2 p.m. Senior Citizens Center, 211 Bodem St., Modesto. 209-341-2951.
SURF N TURF CRAB FEAST ▪ Saturday, Feb. 20
Ahepa Chapter 246 serves crab and tri-tip. 6 p.m. no-host cocktails; 7 p.m. dinner. Greek Orthodox Church Hall, 313 Tokay Ave., Modesto. $45; $20 age 13 and under. Reservations required. 209-545-1787.
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.
CRAB & TRI-TIP DINNER ▪ Saturday, Feb. 27
Dinner includes crab, tri-tip, salad and bread; shrimp served in lieu of crab availability. 6:30-11 p.m. Sylvan Club, 2545 Sylvan Ave., Modesto. $45 by Friday, Feb. 19. 209-484-3642.
TEA FOR FUN AND LAUGHTER ▪ Saturday, Feb. 27
Theme is “Zoo-A-Lious” with finger sandwiches, cookies and tea; live and silent auctions. 2-4 p.m. Turlock Salvation Army, 893 Lander Ave., Turlock. $10 in advance only. 209-604-4282 or 209-667-9552.
CRAB FEED COPY ▪ Saturday, Feb. 27
Christ Unity Baptists annual event with silent auction. 5-8 p.m. CUBC Dinning Hall, 1320 L St., Modesto. $45. 209-577-8112.
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.
TALK OF THE TOWN TOASTMASTERS ▪ Ongoing
7 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays. Samaritan Village, 7700 Fox Road, Hughson. 209-384-7128 or 209-631-9458.
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.
SECOND SATURDAY AT THE MCHENRY MUSEUM ▪ Saturday, Feb. 13
Dolls with Myrna McDaniel. Families are invited to learn about the dolls that are on the display at the museum. 2 p.m. McHenry Museum, 1402 14th St., Modesto. Free.
SONORA WRITERS GROUP ▪ Saturday, Feb. 13
Guest speaker Joann Knowles on “point of view.” 10:30 a.m. 133 Old Wards Ferry Road.
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.
YOKUTS GROUP/SIERRA CLUB ▪ Friday, Feb. 19
Salvatore Salerno, Stanislaus County Audubon president, will speak on “Andrew Jackson Grayson, Audubon of the West.” 6:45 p.m. refreshments; 7 p.m. meeting. Fellowship Hall, College Avenue Congregational Church, 341 College Ave., Modesto. Free. 209-863-9137.
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.
PATH OF THE PADRES HIKE AND BOAT TOUR ▪ Saturdays-Sundays, Feb. 27-April 13
The California State Parks, San Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area conduct hike and boat tour each Saturday and Sunday. Hike begins at the Los Banos Creek Reservoir boat launch ramp at 8 a.m. and returns to the ramp about 3:30 p.m.
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.
RIVERBANK STEPPIN’ OUT COUNTRY DANCE CLUB ▪ Ongoing
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. 209-996-0844. www.facebook.com/turlock.steppinpards.
SENIOR CITIZENS DANCE AND POTLUCK ▪ Ongoing
Potluck meal with prizes. 6 p.m. second Fridays; 1 p.m. fourth Sundays. Hughson Senior Center, 2307 Fourth St. $2 door; $8 membership. 209-538-0362.
SKIRTS N’ FLIRTS SQUARE DANCE CLUB ▪ Ongoing
Workshop 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.
10TH DISTRICT CONGRESSIONAL ART COMPETITION ▪ Through Tuesday, Feb. 23
Annual art competition showcases Central Valley students. Submissions now accepted at Rep. Jeff Denham’s office at 4701 Sisk Road, Modesto. Accepted artwork will be posted to Denham’s Facebook page on Wednesday, Feb. 24, for public judging.