Monday Jul 24 - Jul 28 @ 9:00 AM
Older Kids Art Camp
Central California Art Association & The Mistlin Gallery – Join us for a week of exploration into the art of mixed media and “Assemblage’! Start a personal journey with an art journal sketchbook. Create a self portrait and make a plaster mask of your face. Each day students will be introduced to a new mixed media project and will ”gather” inspiration from a variety of materials including graphite, pens, water color and acrylic paint, paper, and found objects. For the final project students will make a finished art piece “Assemblage” from their assortment of found objects and drawings on to a 12X12 panel. Students will learn about basic art techniques and elements of art.
    Tuesday Jul 25 @ 2:00 PM
July 2017 Orientation for Stanislaus Alt. Charter
Come Back Kids SCOE – Stanislaus County Office of Education presents: Stanislaus Alternative Charter School in the Martin G. Petersen Event Center at 720 12th Street, Modesto, CA 95354 Begins at 2:00 PM *Make sure to arrive at least 30 minutes before the start time.
    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 1:30 PM
Rescue Readers Club
Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary – Bring your favorite books and enjoy an hour reading stories to our rescued animals. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, email us at
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 10:00 AM
Cat with Butterfly Painting Clinic!
Backus Performance – Thursday July 27th 10:00am-12:00pm $30/child Ages 5+
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 6:00 PM
Inspiring Women in Art – Helen Frankenthaler
Central California Art Association & The Mistlin Gallery – Join Susan Rossmann on the 4th Thursday of the month as she shares the techniques and accomplishments of the “Wonder Women" of art! Each month we will discuss a different artist(s) and create a work of art inspired by their ideas and imagery. Cost: $25.00, all materials provided including refreshments. The female artists Helen Frankenthaler, Elaine de Kooning, Lee Krasner, and Joan Mitchell, played major roles in the development of Abstract Expressionism which flourished in New York and San Francisco in the 1940s and 1950s, and has been recognized as the first fully American modern art movement. Together we’ll explore the techniques, concerns and legacies of these women and create our own painting using the expressive freedom of direct gesture.
    Friday Jul 28 - Jul 29 @ 10:00 AM
Valley Home Educators (VHE)
Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW)
    Friday Jul 28 @ 7:00 PM
An Evening of Clairvoyance w/Casey
Nourishment For The Soul Wellness Center – An exciting evening of mediumship and messages from the other side with Casey. Join us for an evening filled with messages from love ones from other side. This is a gallery/group-style event, so not everyone will receive a message. Admission is $20. Due to limited space, you can reserve your seat via Paypayl to:
    Saturday Jul 29 @ 10:00 AM
Christmas In July
Emergency Food Bank - Stockton/San Joaquin, California – Every child needs at least three things to succeed in school: healthy food, school supplies and a backpack. We invite you to support our 4th Annual Christasm in July Resource Fair & Mayor Tubbs Backpack Giveaway with a donation of any of the following: gender neutral backpacks, binders, notebooks, dry erase markers, pencils, crayons (24-pack), colored pencils (12-pack), binder paper, folders, pens, pencil pouches, glue sticks, rulers.
    Monday Jul 31 @ 10:00 AM
Beginner Hand Sewing for everyone
Backus Performance – Beginner hand sewing class. Ages 6 and up. Cost $30 includes all supplies.
    Monday Jul 31 @ 1:00 PM
Cartoon Camp 2
Central California Art Association & The Mistlin Gallery – Join cartoon artist, Patrick Barr, and artist Kristy Moore for this super fun cartoon focused camp. Topics will include character design, comics, marker techniques, story telling, anatomy, digital drawing and more! Monday - Friday, five 3-hour sessions. Ages 10 and up, adults welcome!
    Tuesday Aug 1 @ 10:00 AM
Beginner sewing classes tube dress
Backus Performance – Your child will learn to sew straight lines with a sewing machine while creating a summer fun tube dress. Classes are $30 and include all supplies. Please list child's size with your rsvp. This classes is limited to 6 kids. Ages 8 and up. No walk in allowed for this class. Must rsvp by aug 30th.
    Friday Aug 4 @ 8:00 PM
The Stylistics Live at the Gallo Center
Gallo Center for The Arts – Along with The O'Jays, The Spinners and The Delfonics, the Stylistics are one of the groups that helped define the music coming out of the City of Philadelphia beginning in the 1970s. The quartet recorded a remarkable 12-straight Top Ten hits from 1971 to 1974, all of them infused with the charisma, style and harmony that would make The Stylistics one of the most popular and accomplished soul groups ever. Among the indelible and romantic hits are “You’re a Big Girl Now,” “You Are Everything,” "Betcha by Golly, Wow" and the unforgettable “You Make Me Feel Brand New.”
    Saturday Aug 5 @ 12:30 PM
Introduction to Plein Air Painting
Central California Art Association & The Mistlin Gallery – Rick Ingraham and the Valley Suncatchers will present a workshop on the joys and advantages of plein air painting, basic equipment needed, the painting process from concept through execution, and local plein air groups and painting opportunities. This is a FREE workshop, but space is limited.
    Saturday Aug 5 - Aug 13 @ 7:30 PM
Billy Elliot the Musical
Gallo Center for The Arts – Winner of 14 Tony Award nominations. Music by Elton John. Set in a northern mining town during the miners’ strike of 1984/’85, Billy Elliot is the inspirational story of a young boy’s fight to make his dream come true. Follow Billy’s journey from boxing ring to ballet class where he discovers a passion for dance that unites his family, inspires his community and changes his life forever. Choreographed by Rene Daveluy of Central West Ballet. Saturday, August 5 at 7:30 PM Sunday, August 6 at 2:00 PM Friday, August 11 at 7:30 PM Saturday, August 12 at 7:30 PM Sunday, August 13 at 2:00 PM
    Monday Aug 7 @ 8:30 AM
Mommy and Me 4 week Bootcamp
Backus Performance – Mommy and Me Mommy Pilate and Gymnastics Cross Training Method is great for everyone because it works the core, and a strong stable core makes you more efficient and less prone to overuse injuries, which can plague endurance athletes. As a cross-training method, Pilates works flexibility training into the many multitasking moves that make up the exercise repertoire. Keeping muscles flexible protects your joints and helps prevent injury. Lastly, Pilates is a form of functional fitness, meaning many of the exercises translate directly into everyday actions, from lifting heavy objects to leaning forward over handle bars. Mix it with a little Gymnastics and Weight Training and you have yourself the perfect workout. Me Gymnastics. A course for your little tot to follow is always fun when you add in gymnastics. Our coaches will get your tot moving and grooving. ? ? 8:30am 5 Days a week $165 each additional tot add on is $25
    Thursday Aug 10 @ 4:30 PM
Power TeamGym Tryout's Mini Tramp Tumbling and Vaulting
Backus Performance – The teamgym season runs from December through May for Level 2*, and through June/July for Levels 3-7*. Each gymnast inlevels 1-3 is required, in addition to Thursday night team night, to take two additional 90 minute classes. Each gymnast in levels 2-5 are required to attend 3 days a week. A portion of each teams weekly practice will be dedicated to strength and conditioning. *Levels 3-7 may or may not continue to Nationals in June depending on the decision of the club and/or their scoring and USA Gymnastics National ranking. In order to continue on to Nationals the specified teams are required to achieve their levels Nationals qualifying score or higher by the last meet in April. *There is a possibility for a Level 3 team to travel to Nationals in June. This decision will be made by the Team Gym coaches based on their performance, scores, readiness & experience of the athletes on the team. Practice Schedule All levels August will be Team Tryouts. Thursdays 4:30 -7:30 ......$150 Must beable to attend 3 out of the 4 practices. Dates are Aug 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st. Team Schedule Sept to May Monday 4:30 - 6:00 or 6:00 - 7:30 Tuesday 4:30 - 6:00 or 6:00 - 7:30 plus Thursday 4:30 - 7:30......$200 per month Additional Fees Meet Fees $500 app. USAG $55 Practice Leos $25 Team Leo $100 Team Warm ups $100
    Thursday Aug 10 @ 7:30 PM
Ha*Ash Live at the Gallo Center
Gallo Center for The Arts – This pop duo, sisters Hanna Nicole Pérez Mosa and Ashley Grace Pérez Mosa, combine a mixture of commercial Latin pop and country rhythms performed in a singer/songwriter style. Originally from Lake Charles, Louisiana, the two are now based in Mexico and are becoming very, very successful. Their hits include "Estés En Donde Estés," "Odio Amarte," "Te Quedaste" and "Amor a Medias."
    Friday Aug 11 @ 8:00 PM
Bobby Bones: Funny & Alone Stand Up Comedy Tour
Icon Concerts – Pre-sale: 5/18/17 @ 10AM - 10PM (Password COMEDY)
    Saturday Aug 12 @ 9:00 AM
Adobe Premiere Workshop
Art Space on Main – This workshop is sold out. ------------------------ We are happy to announce the 2017 Summer Workshops. Each workshop is a one-day, intensive emersion in the discipline lead by Stanislaus State Department of Art faculty and staff. No experience necessary! Workshops are open to the public and and do not require being enrolled at Stanislaus State. Ages 18 years +. Materials included. Sign up now, space is limited: Adobe Premiere Saturday, August 12, 2017 9:00 am-1:00 pm $50 Learn the basics of how to edit video in Adobe Premiere and make your own short film. What to bring: You can bring your own pre-recorded footage or record footage during the workshop. It is recommended to bring a USB drive to save your project files
    Saturday Aug 12 @ 9:00 AM
Back handspring clinic
Backus Performance – $30 Join our amazing staff in a 2 hour clinic learning all the ins and outs of learning a back handspring. Clinic Format: Understanding the importance of flexibility, having a strong handstand and hand support for great tumbling, body control, and leg power for jumping backwards! ? ? ? No sibling discounts, limited space available! Register today!! Clinic will fill at 15 athletes.