Entertainment

Calendar: Events across the Modesto region

GALLO CENTER FOR THE ARTS

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.

NA’AN STOP ▪  Saturday, Aug. 20

Five friends/band members playing genres from reggae, rock, hip-hop and more. 7:30 p.m. $12-$20.

The Gallo Center for the Arts is at 1000 I St., Modesto. Call 209-338-2100.

www.galloarts.org.

MUSIC

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

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: 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.

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.

www.oakdalechamber.com.

HARDLY DEADLY ▪  Friday, Aug. 5

Hardly Deadly, Grateful Dead tribute band. 8 p.m. Caffe Blossom, 23063 Fuller Road, Twain Harte. Free.

www.twainhartecc.com.

“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.

www.cometoarnold.com.

CONCERTS IN THE PINES ▪  Saturday, Aug. 6

Stompbox, rock and blues. Presented by the Twain Harte Area Chamber of Commerce. 6-8 p.m. Eproson Park, 22909 Meadow Lane, Twain Harte. Free. www.twainhartecc.com.

SUNDAY MATINEE WORSHIP ▪  Sunday, Aug. 7

Progressive Christian praise concert featuring vocalists Shelly Bort and Robert Perez with duo Brown and Doerksen and group Johnson, Black and Riddle. 3 p.m. College Ave. United Church of Christ, 1341 College Ave., Modesto. Free. 209-522-7244.

www.cacc-ucc.org.

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.

www.calaverasarts.org.

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. www.oakdalechamber.com.

LUCCA WINERY CONCERT SERIES ▪  Saturday, Aug. 13

Foreverland. Pop, tribute band to Michael Jackson. Lucca Winery, 16265 E. River Road, Ripon. $35-$99. www.red-tie.org.

ARNOLD CONCERT SERIES ▪  Saturday, Aug. 13

Chains Required, rhythm and blues band. Presented by the Greater Arnold Business Association. 7 p.m. Cedar Center, 1271 Oak Circle, Arnold. Free. 209-795-4222.

www.cometoarnold.com.

INDIAN CULTURAL GALA ▪  Saturday, Aug. 13

Annual show featuring traditional Indian music and dance. Presented by the India Cultural Society of Central Valley. Modesto Center Plaza, 1000 L St., Modesto. $25.

www.modestogov.com.

CONCERTS IN THE PINES ▪  Saturday, Aug. 13

Timothy James, country. Presented by the Twain Harte Area Chamber of Commerce. 6-8 p.m. Eproson Park, 22909 Meadow Lane, Twain Harte. Free. www.twainhartecc.com.

CALAVERAS ARTS COUNCIL CONCERT SERIES ▪  Wednesday, Aug. 17

Slade Rivers Band, honky-tonk, country swing. 6:30-8 p.m. Murphys Community Park, South Algiers Street, Murphys. Free. www.calaverasarts.org.

OAKDALE CONCERTS IN THE PARK ▪  Friday, Aug. 19

Remedy, classic rock and country western. Presented by the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Dorada Park, 590 N. Yosemite Ave., Oakdale. Free.

www.oakdalechamber.com.

MARIPOSA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ▪  Saturday, Aug. 20

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. Special arrangement, “Our Nation’s Nature,” by conductor Les Marsden. 7 p.m. Mammoth Lakes Middle School, 1600 Meridian Blvd., Mammoth Lakes. General $10 adults, $6 students; members $8 adults, $5 students.

www.mariposaartscouncil.org.

ARNOLD CONCERT SERIES ▪  Saturday, Aug. 20

Cantamos, Americana, French and Latin stylings. Presented by the Greater Arnold Business Association. 7 p.m. Cedar Center, 1271 Oak Circle, Arnold. Free. 209-795-4222.

www.cometoarnold.com.

CONCERTS IN THE PINES ▪  Saturday, Aug. 20

Chains Required, R&B. Presented by the Twain Harte Area Chamber of Commerce. 6-8 p.m. Eproson Park, 22909 Meadow Lane, Twain Harte. Free. www.twainhartecc.com.

THE STATE THEATRE

FILM: “MEN GO TO BATTLE” ▪  Through Friday, Aug. 5

A New York Times Critics’ Choice film and winner of the Tribeca Film Festival, film set during the Civil War finds two brothers struggling to find their place in the war-torn South. $8-$10.

FILM: “THE MUSIC OF STRANGERS” ▪  Friday, Aug. 5-Friday, Aug. 12

An in-depth look at the extraordinary story of the renowned international musical collective created by cellist Yo-Yo Ma. $8-$10.

FILM: “EAT THAT QUESTION” ▪  Friday, Aug. 5-Friday, Aug. 12

An in-depth look into avant-garde composer and musician Frank Zappa, using rare archival footage. $8-$10.

FILM: “CAFE SOCIETY” ▪  Friday, Aug. 12-Friday, Aug. 19

A Woody Allen film set in 1930s Hollywood and New York. Blake Lively, Steve Carell and Kristen Stewart. $8-$10.

FILM: “THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW” ▪  Saturday, Aug. 13

The cult classic presented under the stars. Movie will be projected on the theater’s south wall. Food, drinks and fun. Doors 10 p.m.; film 11 p.m. $12.

FILM: “JESUS CRIST SUPERSTAR” ▪  Wednesday, Aug. 17

Norm Jewison’s Oscar-nominated film version of the musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice stage success. The film examines the last weeks in the life of Jesus, played by Ted Neeley. Neeley and fellow actor Barry Dennen (Pontius Pilate) will be in attendance to discuss the movie. 7 p.m. $10.

FILM: “OUR LITTLE SISTER” ▪  Friday, Aug. 19-Friday, Aug. 26

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: POKÉMON DOUBLE FEATURE ▪  Saturday, Aug. 20

On the heels of the widely popular “Pokémon Go” game, the State presents two films from the popular anime series, “4 Ever” and “Heroes.” 3 p.m. “4 Ever”; 5 p.m. “Heroes.” $5 for one film; $7 for both.

The State Theatre is at 1307 J St., Modesto. Call 209-527-4697. www.thestate.org.

THEATER

“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.

www.sierrarep.org.

“THE NIGHT TITUS BARNABY MUTTERED MACBETH” ▪  Friday-Saturday, Aug. 5-6

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.

www.huttonshamlet.org.

“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

ART SPACE ON MAIN ▪  209-667-3958

Through Friday, Aug. 12, “Painting 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.

CAROLYN HUFF PHOTOGRAPHY ▪  209-918-6627

Works of John Lenhart, through Wednesday, Aug. 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. 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.

www.thechartreusemuse.com.

CHE’ROOT CIGAR LOUNGE ▪  209-492-9141

Aug. 18, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. 915 10th St., Modesto.

DOWNTOWN MODESTO ▪  209-529-9303

Aug. 18, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m.

DOWNTOWN TINKERTANK ▪ 209 661-9390

Aug. 18, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. 1003 12th St., Modesto.

GUSTINE MUSEUM ▪  209-854-6455

“From Head to Toe” 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.

INTRINSIC ELEMENTS ▪  209-409-8510

Aug. 18, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. 1214 J St., Modesto.

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

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.

PRESERVATION COFFEE AND TEA ▪ 

Aug. 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. 1031 W. Orangeburg Ave., Modesto.

STILL SMOKING ▪  209-574-0681

Aug. 18, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. 1313 J St., Modesto. stillsmokingstore.tripod.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.

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.

SUMMER ART CAMPS ▪  Through Friday, Aug. 5

Summer art camps for children ages 7-11. Members receive 10 percent off registration fees.

“MATT ELSON: THE INFINITY BOXES” ▪  Through 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.

“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.

www.carnegieartsturlock.org.

CASINOS

CHICKEN RANCH ▪  800-752-4646

16929 Chicken Ranch Road, Jamestown. 209-984-4806. www.chickenranchcasino.com.

THUNDER VALLEY ▪  877-468-8777

Friday, Aug. 5, Jim Gaffigan; Saturday, Aug. 6, Soulfest 2016; Friday, Aug. 12, Steve Martin and Martin Short; Saturday, Aug. 13 Joan Jett and The Blackhearts and Cheap Trick. 1200 Athens Ave., Lincoln.

www.thundervalleycasino.com.

JACKSON RANCHERIA ▪  800-822-9466

Saturday, Aug. 6, Route 88; Saturday, Aug. 13, It’s All Good; Thursday, Aug. 18, Jeff Beck and Buddy Guy; Saturday, Aug. 20, Kool Shifters; Saturday, Aug. 27, After Dark. 12222 New York Ranch Road, Jackson.

www.jacksoncasino.com.

RED HAWK CASINO ▪  888-573-3495

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

Friday-Saturday, Aug. 5-6, Gladys Knight; Sunday, Aug. 7, Confederate Railroad. 14455 Highway 16, Brooks.

www.cachecreek.com.

BLACK OAK CASINO ▪  877-747-8777

Friday, Aug. 5, Big Earl and The Cryin’ Shame; Saturday, Aug. 6, Shane Dwight; Thursday, Aug. 11, Craig Wayne Boyd; Friday-Saturday, Aug. 12-13, Left of Centre; Thursday, Aug. 18, Uplands Drive; Friday, Aug. 19, Cover Me Badd; Saturday, Aug. 20, Nunchuck Taylor. 19400 Tuolumne Road N., Tuolumne.

CHUKCHANSI GOLD ▪  866-794-6946

Friday, Aug. 5, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts. 711 Lucky Lane, Coarsegold.

COMEDY

STAND UP FOR CHARITY ▪  Friday, Aug. 12

Comedy show to benefit the Society For Disabilities. 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.

JASON RESLER ▪  Wednesday, Aug. 17

With Kevin Young. 8 p.m. Main Street Inn, 130 E. Main St., Ripon. $10. 209-599-0095.

“JUST KIDDING” COMEDY SHOWCASE ▪  Thursday, Aug. 18

Jen Eros with Danny Minch, Jen Felix and Danny Dechi. 10 p.m. Ralston’s Goat, 1001 10th St., Modesto. $10. 209-548-1943.

FESTIVALS & FAIRS

BEAR VALLEY MUSIC FESTIVAL ▪  Through Sunday, Aug. 7

48th event. Arts of Bear Valley exhibit also on-site. Times and prices vary. Bear Valley Village. www.bearvalleymusicfestival.org.

RED DIRT AND GOLD DUST MUSIC FESTIVAL ▪  Saturday, Aug. 6

The all-day event will host seven bands including Cody Canada and The Departed, John D. Hale Band, Matt Stell. 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. Climbing wall, bounce house, carriage rides and raffles. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Copperopolis Town Square, 100 Town Square Road, Copperopolis. 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.

INDIAN INDEPENDENCE DAY ▪  Saturday, Aug. 13

Society of Central Valley’s 29th annual celebration with Bollywood performances, food, classical dances, Bhangra performances, singers. Guests Parminder Guri and Monmita Ghosh with their band. 6-10 p.m. Modesto Centre Plaza, 1000 L St. $25. 209-986-6656 or 209-604-7106.

ARNOLD ART, MUSIC, WINE & ADVENTURE FESTIVAL ▪  Saturday, Aug. 20

Eleventh annual fest offers “passport” wine tasting for $15. Other events include at 5K run at noon, food, beverage, art, adventure and craft booths. Music by Dave Eisenman Trio, Almost Blue and Cantamos. Wine tasting 2 to 5 p.m.; festival 2-8 p.m.; music starts at 3 p.m. Cedar Center, downtown Arnold. 209-795-3530.

FAMILY FUN DAY AT CALAVERAS BIG TREES ▪  Saturday, Aug. 20

Calaveras Big Trees Association event with nature-related activities, exhibits, carriage rides, food, face painting. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Calaveras Big Trees State Park, Highway 4, Arnold. Free; $10 car park admission. bigtrees.org.

GOLD & OUTDOOR FESTIVAL ▪  Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 20-21

Delta Gold Diggers event sponsored by the Gold Prospectors Association of America. Booths with live equipment and panning demonstrations. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Mother Lode Fairgrounds, Sonora. $7; free age 10 and under.

deltagolddiggers.webs.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.

www.sierrarailroad.com.

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.

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.

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, salad, 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.

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. 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 Jeanine Pirro. 6 p.m. social; 7 p.m. dinner. Seasons Catering Hall, 945 McHenry Ave., Modesto. $50 member; $60 nonmember. No tickets sold at door. 209-456-6746.

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.

RETIRE OLD FLAGS CEREMONY & DINNER ▪  Aug. 9

Modesto American Legion hosts traditional ceremony and dinner. 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner. American Legion Hall, 1001 South Santa Cruz, Modesto. $8. 209-522-7474

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. www.manteca.org.

MID AUGUST NIGHT’S DREAM FUNDRAISER ▪  Saturday, Aug. 13

Dinner, silent and live auctions and vignettes performed by MYACT performers. 5 p.m. At the home of Judy and Roger Haughton, 26313 Confidence-South Fork Road, Twain Harte. $60. 209-352-7988 or 209-586-5102.

www.mountainyouthact.com.

NMCHC COMMUNITY BREAKFAST ▪  Sunday, Aug. 14

Presented by the Northern Mariposa History Center. 8-11 a.m. Coulterville Schoolhouse, corner of Broadway and Cemetery Street, Coulterville. $5. www.coultervillehistorycenter.org.

CALAVERAS FARMERS MARKET ▪  Through Wednesday, Sept. 14

4-7 p.m. second Wednesdays. UC Master Gardeners Demonstration Garden, 891 Mountain Ranch Road, San Andreas. 209-256-6506.

odmo@comcast.net.

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. angelscampfarmersmarket@gmail.com.

ODDS & ENDS

RAILTOWN 1897 TRAIN RIDES ▪  Ongoing

Excursion rides on Saturdays and Sundays. South Fifth Avenue at Reservoir Road, Jamestown. $15 adults; $10 6-17; free under 6 and members. 209-984-3953. www.railtown1897.org.

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, Modesto. 209-526-5868.

www.cafvalleysquadron.org.

AIRPLANE EXHIBIT ▪  Ongoing

10 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., Modesto. 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.

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.

TOASTMASTERS WINNING WITH WORDS ▪  Ongoing

Noon-1 p.m. second and fourth Mondays. Fuddruckers, 3848 McHenry Ave., Modesto. 209-390-6607.

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.

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. 10:30 a.m. Cassina High School, 251 S. Barretta St., Sonora. Free. 209-533-5695. www.cecentralsierra.ucanr.edu.

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.

TALENT

CALL TO ARTISTS ▪  Through Sunday, Sept. 11

Carnegie Arts Center for its “Drawing on Childhood” juried exhibit to be held Oct. 19-Dec. 31. 209-632-5761.

www.carnegieartsturlock.org.

CALL TO ARTISTS ▪  Through Friday, Oct. 14

Mother Lode Art Association for 64th Juried Art Show and Exhibit to be held Oct. 28-30. 209-586-0798. www.motherlodeartassociation.org.

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