GALLO CENTER FOR THE ARTS
“LES MISERABLES” ▪ Through Sunday, July 31
YES Company presents the epic story about the survival of the human spirit. $12-$45.
KANSAS ▪ Tuesday, Aug. 2
Rock band featuring its greatest hits since its 1974 founding. 7:30 p.m. $29-$79.
GLADYS KNIGHT ▪ Thursday, Aug. 4
Seven-time Grammy winner. 7:30 p.m.
FRANK CALIENDO ▪ Friday, Aug. 5
Comedian, actor and impressionist. 8 p.m. $39-$99.
“OKLAHOMA” ▪ Saturday, Aug. 6-Sunday, Aug. 14
Modesto Performing Arts presents the iconic musical by Rodgers and Hammerstein. $19-$34.
JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS ▪ Saturday, Aug. 6
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee. 8 p.m. $49-$99.
LITTLE JOE Y LA FAMILIA ▪ Sunday, Aug. 7
Popular Tex-Mex band. 2 p.m. $19-$59.
RODRIGO Y GABRIELA ▪ Thursday, Aug. 11
Mexican acoustic rock guitar duo. 7:30 p.m. $39-$89.
The Gallo Center for the Arts is at 1000 I St., Modesto. Call 209-338-2100.
UKULELE PLAY-ALONG ▪ Ongoing
Funstrummers. Songbooks provided. 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. 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.
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.
FIRST FRIDAYS CONCERT SERIES ▪ Through Sept. 2
Fridays: Aug. 5, Free Fahlen; Sept. 2, Plan B. 4 p.m. dinner; 5:30 p.m. show. Murphys Community Park, South Algiers Street, Murphys. Concerts free; dinner $12. 209-728-8183. www.visitmurphys.com.
MUSIC IN THE PLAZA ▪ Through Sept. 9
Fridays: July 29, Triple D; Aug. 5, Dave and The Sensations; Aug. 12, Third Party; Aug. 26, Highway 99 Band; Sept. 2, Rob Hill Band; Sept. 9, Marirose and the Gypsies. 7-9 p.m. Modesto Centre Plaza, 1000 L St., Modesto. Free.
MUSIC ON THE GREEN CONCERT SERIES ▪ Friday, July 29
B Natural, acoustic string. Presented by the Mariposa County Arts Council. 7-9 p.m. Mariposa Art Park, 5009 Highway 140, Mariposa. Free. www.mariposaartscouncil.org.
OAKDALE CONCERTS IN THE PARK SERIES ▪ Friday, July 29
Never 2 Late, country. Presented by the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Dorada Park, 590 N. Yosemite Ave., Oakdale. Free.
MUSIC AT THE GMC ▪ Friday, July 29
Famous October, country. 7 p.m. Gottschalk Music Center recital hall, 1502 E St., Modesto. $15; kids under 12 free. 209-543-5306. email@example.com.
MUSIC AT THE GMC ▪ Saturday, July 30
Maurice Tani and 77 El Deora, country noir. 7 p.m.Gottschalk Music Center recital hall, 1502 E St., Modesto. $15; kids under 12 free. 209-543-5306. firstname.lastname@example.org.
MUSIC ON THE GREEN CONCERT SERIES ▪ Saturday, July 30
The Skylights, Americana and modern folk. Presented by Gottschalk Music Center. 7-9 p.m. Mariposa Art Park, 5009 Highway 140, Mariposa. Free. www.mariposaartscouncil.org.
CONCERT IN THE PINES SERIES ▪ Saturday, July 30
Jank Tones, rock/funk/soul/blues. Presented by the Twain Harte Area Chamber of Commerce. 6-8 p.m. Eproson Park, 29080 Meadow Lane, Twain Harte. Free.
ARNOLD CONCERT SERIES ▪ Saturday, July 30
Rockslide, classic rock. Presented by the Greater Arnold Business Association. 7 p.m. Cedar Center, 1271 Oak Circle, Arnold. Free. 209-795-4222. www.cometoarnold.com.
COLUMBIA COLLEGE JAZZ SERIES ▪ Saturday, July 30
Bria Skonberg Quartete, big band. Presented by the Columbia College Jazz Department. 7:30 p.m. Dogwood Theater, 11600 Columbia College Drive, Sonora. $20. 209-588-5126. www.gocolumbia.edu.
JONI MORRIS AND THE AFTER MIDNIGHT BAND ▪ Saturday, July 30
Patsy Cline tribute artist and country band. 7 p.m. doors; 8 p.m. show. West Side Theater, 1331 Main St., Newman. $11-$25. 209-862-4490.
YESENIA MCNETT ▪ Sunday, July 31
Patsy Cline tribute artist in concert. 6 p.m. reception; 7 p.m. show. Sierra Repertory East Sonora Theatre, 13891 Mono Way, Sonora. $45 concert; $75 concert and reception. 209-532-0502.
UKULELE SHOW ▪ Tuesday, Aug. 2
Funstrummers Ukulele hosts “Lil Rev.” 6 p.m. Telle Center of Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1600 Carver Road, Modesto. $25.
CALAVERAS ARTS COUNCIL CONCERT SERIES ▪ Wednesday, Aug. 3
Ten Dollar Pony, indie folk/rock Americana. 6:30-8 p.m. Gerald Turner Park, Treat Avenue, San Andreas. Free.
BLUESBOX BAYOU BAND ▪ Friday, Aug. 5
Cajun, folk band. 6-9 p.m. Coffill Park, North Washington Street, Sonora. 209-526-3096
OAKDALE CONCERTS IN THE PARK SERIES ▪ Friday, Aug. 5
Barbara Findlay and Jim Ramont, ’70s and ’80s light acoustic rock. Presented by the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Dorada Park, 590 N. Yosemite Ave., Oakdale. Free.
“FRIENDS OF YOURS PROJECT” ▪ Saturday, Aug. 6
A benefit concert for faith-based group that works for the less fortunate. Sunhouse Blues Band, Rhema Blues Band and Sons of Thunder Band. 7 p.m. doors; 8 p.m. show. West Side Theater, 1331 Main St., Newman. $15-$20. 209-862-4490. www.westsidetheatre.org.
ARNOLD CONCERT SERIES ▪ Saturday, Aug. 6
Ten Dollar Pony, acoustic rock and indie pop. Presented by the Greater Arnold Business Association. 7 p.m. Cedar Center, 1271 Oak Circle, Arnold. Free. 209-795-4222.
CALAVERAS ARTS COUNCIL CONCERT SERIES ▪ Wednesday, Aug. 10
Dennis Johnson and The Mississippi Ramblers. Roots, Americana, blues, New Orleans and more. 6:30-8 p.m. Ball Field, Valley Springs. Free.
OAKDALE CONCERTS IN THE PARK ▪ Friday, Aug. 12
The California 99ers, jazz and traditional country. Presented by the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Dorada Park, 590 N. Yosemite Ave., Oakdale. Free.
THE STATE THEATRE
FILM: “HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE” ▪ Friday, July 29
Based on Barry Crump’s novel “Wild Pork and Watercress,” the story follows a national manhunt that is ordered when a rebellious kid and his foster uncle go missing in the wild New Zealand bush. $8-$10.
FILM: “ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS: THE MOVIE” ▪ Through Wednesday, Aug. 3
Comedy staged in the fashion world when actors Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley escape the paparazzi after an incident in the French Riviera. $8-$10.
FILM: “OUR LITTLE SISTER” ▪ Friday, July 29-Friday, Aug. 5
Adapted from Yoshida Akimi’s novel “Umimachi Diary.” Four sisters learn to live with one another and learn to become a true family. In Japanese with English subtitles. $8-$10.
FILM: “FIVE NIGHTS IN MAINE” ▪ Wednesday, Aug. 3
The N.Y. Film Critics Series presents “Five Nights in Maine.” After his wife dies, Sherwin (David Oyelowo) is called to Maine by his estranged, terminally ill mother-in-law Lucinda (Dianne Wiest) and the two learn to go on journey of empathy, compassion and healing. 7:30 p.m. $12.
FILM: “EAT THAT QUESTION” ▪ Friday, Aug. 5-Friday, Aug. 12
“Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words.” An in-depth look into the avant-garde composer and musician, using rare archival footage. $8-$10.
FILM: “CAFE SOCIETY” ▪ Friday, Aug. 12
A Woody Allen film set in 1930s Hollywood and New York. Blake Lively, Steve Carell and Kristen Stewart. $10.
The State Theatre is at 1307 J St., Modesto. Call 209-527-4697. www.thestate.org.
“STATE FAIR” ▪ Through Sunday, Aug. 7
Sierra Repertory Theatre. Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “State Fair” travels with the Frake family as they leave the routine of the farm for three days of adventure at the annual Iowa State Fair. Oscar-winning score includes “It Might as Well Be Spring,” “It’s a Grand Night for Singing” and the title song. 7 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays; 2 p.m. Wednesdays, Saturdays-Sundays. Fallon House Theatre, 11175 Washington St., Columbia. $18-$35. www.sierrarep.org.
“BEEHIVE” ▪ Through Sunday, Aug. 28
Sierra Repertory Theater. Revue samples the emergence of the 1960s “girl” groups and solo singers. East Sonora Theater, 13891 Mono Way, Sonora. $32-37. 209-532-3120.
“THE NIGHT TITUS BARNABY MUTTERED MACBETH” ▪ Through Sunday, Aug. 28
Actor Titus Barnaby places a curse on a production and cast members drop dead one by one. Hutton’s Hamlet Performing Arts Center, 132 W. G St., Oakdale. $8 adults; $4 12 and under. 209-848-1216.
“AS YOU LIKE IT” ▪ Through Tuesday, Aug. 16
Shakespeare on the Vine Theatre. William Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” tells a tale of Rosalind, who flees persecution in her uncle’s court to the Forest of Arden and meets many interesting characters. 7 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays. Brice Station Winery, 3353 E. Highway 4, Murphys. $20-$22. 209-728-9893. www.gocalaveras.com.
ART SPACE ON MAIN ▪ 209-667-3958
Through Aug. 12, “Paiting Around the Capital. Showcase of five Sacramento painters: Ross Bowns, Andy Cunningham, Mark Emerson, Joan Moment and Faith Sponsler. Gallery hours: noon-5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday; noon-9 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. 135 W. Main St., Turlock. Free.
BARKIN’ DOG GRILL ▪ 209-572-2341
Aug. 18, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. 940 11th St., Modesto.
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
Works of John Lenhart, Aug. 1-31. 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, Aug. 26, “From the Trenches,” Central Valley College Art students exhibition. Thursday, July 21, 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
Aug. 18, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. 918 10th St., Modesto.
GUSTINE MUSEUM ▪ 209-854-6455
Gustine Museum Historical Society presents “From Head to Toe” featuring vintage hats and shoes from the archives of the Gustine Historical Society. 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.
MERCED MULTICULTURAL ARTS CENTER ▪ 209-388-1090
Arts and Spirits paint and wine workshops, 5:30-8:30 p.m. third Fridays. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. 645 W. Main St., Merced. Free.
PEER RECOVERY ART PROJECT ▪ 209-581-1695
Aug. 18, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 1222 J St., Modesto. www.peerrecoveryartproject.org.
REMEMBER WHEN ▪ 209-544-1385
Ongoing artists exhibit. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. 1031 W. Orangeburg Ave., 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.
CARNEGIE ARTS CENTER
“BUILDING COMMUNITY: REGIONAL STORIES THROUGH ARCHITECTURE” ▪ Through Sunday, July 31
Images drawn from the collections of the California State University, Stanislaus, library and the Turlock Historical Society, the exhibition looks at the concept of community as represented through our region’s historic architecture, in the Ferrari Gallery. Free.
SUMMER ART CAMPS ▪ Through Friday, Aug. 5
Summer art camps for children ages 7-11. Members receive 10 percent off registration fees.
KALEIDOSCOPE FLASHBACK 1970s COCKTAIL PARTY ▪ Saturday, July 30
Celebrate 100 years of history when the Carnegie was the center of the Turlock teen experience. Drinks and snacks, dancing, costume and dance contests, trivia quiz. 6-9 p.m. Free to members; $10 donation general public.
“MATT ELSON: THE INFINITY BOXES” ▪ Sunday, July 31-Sunday, Aug. 21
Modesto native shows his interactive sculptures that combine mirrors, light and color. Each box creates something akin to a life-size kaleidoscope for viewers to share. Free to members and children under 12; general $8 adults, $5 students.
SUNDAY ARTS LECTURE: MATT ELSON ▪ Sunday, July 31
Will discuss the science and philosophy behind his “The Infinity Boxes” installation. 2-4 p.m. Free with gallery admission.
“YOSEMITE RENAISSANCE XXXI” ▪ Wednesday, Aug. 10-Sunday, Oct. 9
Annual juried exhibition celebrating centennial and the National Park Service. Free with gallery admission.
“POP-UP EXHIBIT” ▪ Friday, Aug. 12-Sunday, Aug 21
The third show in the Centennial pop-up series featuring sculptures by CSU Stanislaus art department, faculty and Gallery Director Dean DeCocker. Preview reception Thursday, Aug. 11, 6-9 p.m. Free with gallery admission.
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
Friday, July 29, Vince Neil, Queensryche and Great; Saturday, July 30, Papa Roach, Oleander and Some Fear None; Friday, Aug. 5, Jim Gaffigan; Saturday, Aug. 6, Soulfest 2016; Friday, Aug. 12, Steve Martin and Martin Short. 1200 Athens Ave., Lincoln.
JACKSON RANCHERIA ▪ 800-822-9466
Saturday, July 30, Kool Shifters; Saturday, Aug. 6 Route 88. 12222 New York Ranch Road, Jackson.
RED HAWK CASINO ▪ 888-573-3495
Friday, July 29, Kenny Frye and Night Fever; Saturday, July 30, The Spazmatics; Sunday, July 31, The Corduroys; Friday-Saturday, Aug. 5-6, Audioboxx; Sunday, Aug. 7, Buck Ford. 1 Red Hawk Parkway, Placerville. www.redhawkcasino.com.
CACHE CREEK ▪ 800-772-2243
Saturday, July 30, Tony Orlando; Sunday, July 31, Live Band Karaoke; Friday-Saturday, Aug. 5-6, Gladys Knight; Sunday, Aug. 7, Confederate Railroad. 14455 Highway 16, Brooks.
BLACK OAK CASINO ▪ 877-747-8777
Friday, July 29, Tom Rigney and Flambeau, Cajun, zydeco and blues; Saturday, July 30, FLO – Funky Latin Orchestra; Wednesday, Aug. 3, Confederate Railroad; Thursday, Aug. 4, Renegade Funk – DJ Dance Party; Friday, Aug 5, Big Earl and The Crying Shame; Saturday, Aug 6, Shane Dwight; Thursday, Aug. 11, Craig Wayne Boyd; Friday-Saturday, Aug. 12-13, Left of Centre. 19400 Tuolumne Road N., Tuolumne.
CHUKCHANSI GOLD ▪ 866-794-6946
Friday, Aug. 5, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts. 711 Lucky Lane, Coarsegold.
WHAT NOW TOUR ▪ Tuesday, Aug. 2
New comedy tour by comedian and actor Kevin Hart. 7:30 p.m. Stockton Arena, 248 W. Fremont St. $42-122. 209-373-1400. www.stocktonlive.com.
STAND UP FOR CHARITY ▪ Friday, Aug. 12
Comedy show to benefit the Society for Disabilities. Featuring Javon Whitlock with A.J. DeMello, Natalie Starr and others. 8 p.m. Queen Bean Coffeehouse, 1126 14th St., Modesto. Free. 209-216-9610. www.ajdemello.com.
FESTIVALS & FAIRS
BEAR VALLEY MUSIC FESTIVAL ▪ Through Sunday, Aug. 7
48th event features jazz violinist Mads Tolling, T Sisters, cellist Emil Miland and Friends, Del Sol String Quartet, Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner, John Pearson, Lucas Chen and more, presenting a variety of music styles including rock, classical, bluegrass and jazz. Also, tributes to Journey and The Beatles, a “Speakeasy” gala on Aug. 6. Arts of Bear Valley exhibit also on-site. Times and prices vary. Bear Valley Village. www.bearvalleymusicfestival.org.
BLUES AND BONES FESTIVAL ▪ Friday-Saturday, July 29-30
Annual music festival and barbecue competition. Event features live music by Chris Cain, Dennis Jones Band, Jeramy Norris and the Dangerous Mood, John Clifton, Mike Hammar and the Nails, Ben Rice Trio and more. Barbecue contest for prizes and championship status with food for sale. 6-10 p.m. Friday; noon to 10 p.m. Saturday. Calaveras County Fairgrounds, 101 Frogtown Road, Angels Camp. $15 Friday; $25 Saturday.
RED DIRT AND GOLD DUST MUSIC FESTIVAL ▪ Saturday, Aug. 6
The all-day event will host seven of the Red Dirt industry’s popular and up-and-coming bands, including national recording artists Cody Canada and The Departed, John D. Hale Band, Matt Stell and more. 6:30-8 p.m. Calaveras County Fairgrounds, 101 Frogtown Road, Angels Camp. $25 advance; $30 door. 209-743-9084. www.reddirtandgolddust.com.
MODSTOCK MUSIC FESTIVAL ▪ Sunday, Aug. 7
Valley Music Institute and Roberts Auto Sales present sixth annual event featuring three dozen bands including young students from the VMI program. Food, drink, arts and crafts and family activities. 10 a.m. to dusk. Graceada Park, Sycamore Avenue and Needham Street, Modesto. 209-543-2066.
PEACH FESTIVAL ▪ Sunday, Aug. 7
Farm-fresh peaches for sale, food and craft vendors, beer and wine. Live music by Bluesbox Bayou Band. Also, a rock climbing wall, bounce house, carriage rides and raffles. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Copperopolis Town Square, 100 Town Square Road. Free. 209-785-9700.
CENTRAL VALLEY VINOFEST ▪ Friday, Aug. 12
Unlimited sampling, a souvenir tasting glass, admission to a charity art gallery and more. 5:30-9 p.m. Stanislaus County Fairgrounds, 900 N. Broadway, Turlock. $35 advance; $40 door. 21 and older only. 209-853-2128. www.cvvinofest.com.
FOOD & FUN
SIERRA RAILROAD DINNER TRAIN ▪ Ongoing
Sunset dinner and Wild West trains, Sunday brunch trains. Sierra Railroad Golden Sunset and Daylight Trains, 330 S. Sierra Ave., Oakdale. Call or check website for times and prices. 800-866-1690.
VFW BREAKFAST ▪ Ongoing
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 by 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.
MERCED CERTIFIED FARMERS MARKET ▪ Ongoing
Year-round. 8 a.m.-noon. Saturdays. 16th Street and Canal, Merced. 209-389-4175.
SENIOR BREAKFAST CLUB ▪ Ongoing
50-plus club. 8:30-9 a.m. Sundays. Perko’s, 3848 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.
MODESTO REPUBLICAN WOMEN FEDERATED ▪ Saturday, Aug. 6
Annual Ronald Reagan dinner featuring keynote speaker from Jeanine Pirro. 6 p.m. social; 7 p.m. dinner. Seasons Catering Hall, 945 McHenry Ave., Modesto. $50 members; $60 nonmembers. No tickets sold at door. 209-456-6746. ModestoRWF@gmail.com or
ODD FELLOWS CATFISH DINNER ▪ Saturday, Aug. 6
Dinner and raffle. 4-7 p.m. Odd Fellows Hall, 30018 Yosemite Blvd., La Grange. $12 adults; $6 12 and under. 209-853-2128.
MANTECA FARMERS MARKET ▪ Tuesdays through Aug. 9
Live bands, food and more. 4:30-8 p.m. Library Park, 100 Manteca Ave., Manteca. 209-823-6121. email@example.com. www.manteca.org.
CALAVERAS FARMERS MARKET ▪ Through Sept. 14
4-7 p.m. second Wednesdays. UC Master Gardeners Demonstration Garden, 891 Mountain Ranch Road, San Andreas. 209-256-6506.
ANGELS CAMP FARMERS MARKET ▪ Fridays through Sept. 30
Local farmers, live music and more. 5 p.m.-dusk. Utica Park, Utica Lane and Sam’s Way, Angels Camp. 209-736-1333. firstname.lastname@example.org.
ODDS & ENDS
HISTORY’S MYSTERIES ▪ Saturdays through Sept. 3
Costumed live re-enactment. This year’s mystery begins with a theft investigation. Visitors watch incident, interview witnesses and participate in a trial. 10 a.m. Aug. 6, Aug. 20 and Sept. 3. Columbia State Historic Park. Reservations recommended. $5 adults; $1 children. 209-588-9128.
AMPED! YOUTH SUMMER PARTY ▪ Sunday, July 31
A youth engagement program sponsored by This Ain’t Your Mama’s Church. Open to junior and high school students. 6-8 p.m. Parking lot at 1405 W. Main St., Suite A, Merced. Free. 209-726-6123. www.bikechurch.org.
A MATTER OF BALANCE ▪ Wednesday, Aug. 3-Thursday, Sept. 15
Healthy Aging Association program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. Classes offered in Modesto and Oakdale. Call for information on class location and times. Healthy Aging Association, 121 Downey Ave., Suite 102, Modesto. Free. 209-523-2800.
DEMONSTRATION GARDENS ▪ Saturday, Aug. 6
The UC Cooperative Extension Central Sierra Master Gardeners of Tuolumne County showcase fruit trees, rock garden, vegetable beds and more. Special presentations, “How to build a Food Dryer” and “Preserving your Harvest.” 10:30 a.m. Cassina High School, 251 S. Barretta St., Sonora. Free. 209-533-5695.
WEEKLY HEALTH PROGRAMS ▪ Through Friday, Aug. 26
New Mettle Farms and the Urban Farm Club. Greens on Tenth, 953 10th St., Modesto. Free. 209-572-9636 or 209-572-9639.
YOSEMITE THEATER ▪ Through Saturday, Oct. 29
Shows every Tuesday-Sunday. Performances vary. 7 p.m. Yosemite Theater, 9035 Village Drive, Yosemite National Park. $10 adults; under 12 free. 415-434-1782.
MCHENRY MUSEUM HISTORICAL TALK ▪ Saturday, Aug.13
Second Saturday talk on “Connecting the Arts with our Community: The Artistic Mission of Townsend Opera” with Matthew Buckman, director. 2-3 p.m. McHenry Museum, 1402 14th St., Modesto. Free. 209-577-5366.
STUDIO 49 FIBER ARTS GROUP ▪ Saturday, Aug.13
Open to all interested in spinning, weaving, knitting and more. 10 a.m-2 p.m. Tuolumne County Library, 480 Greenley Road, Sonora. Free. 209-533-0593. www.mlwsguild.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. 209-996-0844. 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.
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.
MODESTO TANGO ▪ Ongoing
Argentine tango practice. Socialize and practice your tango. 8-10 p.m. Tuesdays. Ralston’s Goat, 1001 10th St., Modesto. Free. 209-522-1571. www.modestotango.com.
AUDITIONS: RIVER LIGHTS CHORUS ▪ Ongoing
The River Lights Chorus will hold auditions for women who can learn four-part a capella for a “Downton Abbey”-themed high tea event on Nov. 19. Rehearsals are 7-9:30 p.m. Mondays. Congregation Beth Shalom, 1705 Sherwood, Ave., Modesto. 209-576-7010.
CALL TO ARTISTS ▪ Through Sunday, Sept. 11
Carnegie Arts Center is calling for artists for its “Drawing on Childhood” juried exhibit to be held Oct. 19-Dec. 31. Cash prizes will be awarded. 209-632-5761.
CALL TO ARTISTS ▪ Through Friday, Oct. 14
Mother Lode Art Association is calling for artists for its 64th Juried Art Show and Exhibit to be held Oct. 28-30. Cash prizes will be awarded in six categories as well as Best of Show, People’s Choice and Mayor’s Choice Award. 209-586-0798.