Saturday, Feb. 9
• LATHROP HIGH ATHLETIC BOOSTERS CRAB/TRI TIP DINNER: The Lathrop High School Athletic Boosters Crab/Tri Tip Dinner Dance is Sunday, Feb. 9, at the FESM Hall, 252 North Main St., Manteca. The dinner is for those 21 and older only. No-host bar is at 5 p.m. with dinner and dancing from 6 to 11 p.m. Tickets are $40 before Jan. 31 and $45 from Jan. 31 to Feb. 8. For tickets call Chuck Garcia at 510-928-7849 or Elena Garcia at 209-679-2609.
Saturday, Jan. 19
• MANTECA/LATHROP BOYS & GIRLS CLUB CRAB FEED: The 32nd annual Manteca/Lathrop Boys & Girls Club Crab Feed takes place Saturday, Jan. 19, at the MRPS Hall, 1333 N. Grant St., Manteca. No-host cocktails are at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Dancing is from 8:30 p.m. to midnight. Tickets are $40 apiece and are available at the Boys & Girls Club, 545 W. Alameda St. (239-5437) or the Manteca Fire Department at 1154 S. Union Road.
Saturday, Jan. 26
• NILE GARDEN COMMUNITY CLUB CRAB FEED: Tickets are available for the 43rd annual Nile Garden Crab Feed taking place at the MRPS Hall. The tickets are $40 each presale ($45 at the door) and include cracked crab, baked potato, salad, bread and wine. Doors open at 6 p.m. for a social hour; dinner is served at 7 p.m. Following dinner is a raffle and then music and dancing from 9 p.m. to midnight. You must be 21 to attend. For tickets please call Stacie Silveira at 823-4025.
Saturday, Feb. 2
• EU ATHLETIC BOOSTERS: The East Union High Athletics Boosters crab feed and dinner-dance is Saturday, Feb. 2, at the MRPS Hall, 1333 Grant. St. with cocktails at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m., and dancing from 9 p.m. until midnight. No one under 21 is admitted. Tickets are $40. Call 858-7270 for more information.
Saturday, Feb. 16
• ANDERSON’S 209/ SPRECKELS PARK BMX CRAB FEED: The fifth annual Anderson’s 209/ Spreckels Park BMX Marinated Crab Feed fundraiser and raffle is Saturday, Feb. 16. Cocktails are at 5 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. at FESM Hall, 230 N. Main St. Tickets are $40 each in advance. For more information call 239-1438.
Saturday, Jan. 5
• Shrimp & crab feed: The Turlock Rural Fire Department and Kiwanis Club of Turlock have partnered with the Friends of the Stanislaus County Fair Foundation for their 6th Annual All-You-Can-Eat Shrimp and Crab Feed fundraiser set for 6 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 5.
This event will be held in Building E-2 at the fairgrounds. There will be a silent auction, 50/50 raffle, and a traditional raffle with prizes generously donated by local and regional businesses, including two grand prizes. Tickets are $45 and can be purchased prior to the event by calling Engineer Ruben Wegner of TRFD at 986-0833 or stopping by the Stanislaus County Fair office at 900 N. Broadway in Turlock.
Friday, Jan. 11
• PAL CRAB FEED: The 2nd Annual Turlock Police Activities League Crab Feed will be held from 6:30 to 11 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 11, at the Turlock War Memorial, 247 E. Canal Dr. The event features all-you-can-eat crab, auction, raffle, photo booth, DJ and dancing, and a no-host bar. Tickets are $45 each and can be purchased at Reed Realty, 5 E. Main St., FirstCal Mortgage, 319 Main St., or Turlock Parks and Recreation, 144 S. Broadway. For more information, call Erin Genest at 566-2614.
Friday, Jan. 17
• AMERICAN LEGION CRAB FEED: American Legion Post 88 in Turlock is having a crab feed on Jan. 18 at the Legion Hall, 75 Bothun Rd. Dinner starts at 6 p.m. and includes all-you-can-eat crab, pasta, salad, bread for $40 a person. A raffle will also be held. Call the American Legion at 634-4202 or Bob Russell at 535-7542 for tickets.
Saturday, Jan. 19
• CRAB & PASTA FEED: The Turlock Firefighters Local 2434 will hold its annual crab and pasta feed from 5:30 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Turlock War Memorial, 247 E. Canal Dr. The event will benefit the Random Acts of Kindness charity program and 100 percent of the proceeds will go back to the community.
Tickets are $40 each and can be purchased by e-mailing turlockfirefightersRAK@yahoo.com.
BENEFIT DINNERS & BREAKFASTS
Sunday, Feb. 3
• SUPERBOWL OMELET & PANCAKE BREAKFAST: The Manteca Rotary’s Annual Superbowl Omelet & Pancake Breakfast is Sunday, Feb. 3, from 7 a.m. to 1p.m. at the MRPS Hall at 133 N. Grant in Manteca. It includes pancakes, eggs, ham, bacon, linguica, chorizo & sausage and more. No-host bar. Raffle prizes. Tickets now on sale for only $7 each from all Noon Rotarians.
CONCERTS & SHOWS
Sunday, Jan. 20
• WHISPERS AT JACKSON RANCHERIA: Tickets are on sale now for The Whispers concert at the All-New Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort on Sunday, Jan. 20. The show starts at 6 p.m. in the Grand Oak Ballroom. Doors open at 5 p.m. Dreamcatcher’s Club members can get discount tickets for just $20 each, only at the Casino Cage. Non-member tickets are $40, available online at JacksonCasino.com and at the Casino Cage. All tickets are general admission. Must be 21 or older to purchase tickets or attend the show. One of R&B music’s most consistently popular vocal groups, The Whispers, began their legendary career in 1963. Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort is located at 12222 New York Ranch Road, Jackson. For more information, call 800-822-9466 or visit JacksonCasino.com
Friday, Jan. 19
• KRIS KRISTOFFERSON: The Royal Family Kids’ Camp will benefit from the Kris Kristofferson concert on Friday, Jan. 19, at 8 p.m.at the Gallo Center for the Arts at 10001 I St., Modesto. For tickets and info go to www.galloarts.org or call 338-3106.
Thursday, Jan. 10
• LOUIS WALKER AT STATE THEATRE: Award-winning Alligator Records artists Rick Estrin and Joe Louis Walker will perform on Thursday, Jan. 10, at The State Theatre in Modesto. The concert starts at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $28 to $45. More information is available by going to www.thestate.org Harpist/vocalist/songwriter Estrin and guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Walker will appear as part of "Mark Hummel's Blues Harmonica Blowout." Also featured in the band are Kim Wilson, Lazy Lester, Little Charlie Baty and Ron Thompson.
Wednesday, Jan. 16
• TOWER OF POWER: The State offers a night of East Bay Funk with Tower Of Power on Wednesday, Jan. 16, starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $40, $45, and $50. From the Fillmore gigs in the '70s to signing with Bill Graham's San Francisco records, the band's been on a trajectory that's taken them on a musical journey that's out of this world. Tower has never been busier or more in demand.
Saturday, Jan. 12
• LOKI RHYTHM PERFORMS AT COFFEE HOUSE: Loki Rhythm is performing at the Emerson Coffee House to celebrate musical sounds from around the world on Saturday, Jan. 12, at 7 p.m. The concert takes place at the First Unitarian Universal Church, Pacific at Bristol in Stockton. Coffee House doors open at 6:30 p.m. and Loki Rhythm starts playing at 7 p.m. Loki Rhythm is comprised of Central Valley musicians who appreciate the diversity of California. Their goal is to design music which includes the deep cultural history found in our own local communities.
Sunday, Feb. 17
• R&B ARTIST KEITH SWEAT: Rhythm and blues artist Keith Sweat is performing Sunday, Feb. 17, at 8 p.m. at the Bob Hope Theatre. Tickets start at $38. In 1987, Sweat released his debut album “Make It Last Forever,” which sold four million copies. The album’s biggest hit was "I Want Her" (No. 1 R&B / Mo. 5 Pop), and the title track from the album was hit No. 2 on the R&B charts.
Tuesday, Feb. 26
• CARRIE UNDERWOOD AT STOCKTON ARENA: Country superstar Carrie Underwood is appearing on Feb. 26 at the Stockton Arena. For ticket information go to www.stocktonlive.com Hunter Hayes is the special guest. “The Blown Away Tour” tickets are now available. You can also go www.carrieunderwood.fm for additional on-sale information. The donation of $1 from each ticket sold on the North American leg of “The Blown Away Tour” will continue in 2013 to support Red Cross disaster relief. Every year, the American Red Cross prepares for and responds to nearly 70,000 disasters across the United States. This donation will help the Red Cross provide shelter, food, and emotional support for those in need after a disaster.
Wednesday, Feb. 27
• B.B. KING AT BOB HOPE THEATRE: STOCKTON: Throughout the 1990s as well as the 1980s, 1970s, 1960s and 1950s, there has been only one King of the Blues - Riley B. King, affectionately known as B.B. King. Since B.B. started recording in the late 1940's, he has released over 60 albums many of them considered blues classics, like 1965's definitive live blues album "Live At The Regal", and 1976's collaboration with Bobby "Blue" Bland, "Together For The First Time". The blues legend is playing Bob Hope Theatre on Wednesday, Feb. 27. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com, by calling (800) 745-3000 or at the Stockton Arena Box Office. The show will also feature Tommy Castro and the Painkillers.
Sunday, March 17
u ROYAL COMEDY TOUR AT BOB HOPE: The longest-running most successful urban comedy tour will again hit stages across America this winter/spring including a stop in Stockton on Sunday, March 17, at the Bob Hope Theatre. Tickets are on sale. at www.ticketmaster.com for The Royal Comedy Tour.
• QUILT SHOW: Country Crossroads Quilt Guild of Modesto is presenting the 2013 “Heart of the Valley” Quilts and Textile Arts Show, Saturday, Jan. 19, and Sunday, Jan. 20, at Modesto Centre Plaza, 10th and K Street in Downtown Modesto. Quilt show entry will be $7 general admission, and children under 12, free. Show hours are Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, contact Quilt Show Chair Ursula Sylvan (209) 883-1912 or visit the guild website: www.countrycrossroadsquilters.com.
Saturday, Jan. 12
• LESSONS AND SOCIAL: The Greater Modesto Area chapter of USA Dance will hold its monthly lesson and social dance at 7 p.m. Jan. 12 at the Hughson IOOF Lodge. This month's lesson is Bolero with Sharon Greenhagen and Bill Riley. All ages are welcome. Admission for non-members is $7 for adults and $3.50 for juniors. The lodge is located at 6941 Hughson Ave., Hughson. For more information, call Tracy Cramer at 614-8048.
Monday, Jan. 21
• MS SUPPORT GROUP: Are you living with Multiple Sclerosis? Maybe you love or care for someone with MS? You can join an on-going National MS Society Support Group in the Manteca/Ripon/Lathrop area that meets the third Monday of each month, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Round Table Pizza, 253 Spreckels Ave, Manteca. For more information contact Sue at (209) 482-7034.
Monday, Jan. 14
• FOSTER/ ADOPT SEMINAR: Sierra Vista Child and Family Services is holding an orientation class about becoming a foster or adoptive parent from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Jan. 14 at Monte Vista Chapel, Room 121, 1619 E. Monte Vista Ave., Turlock, and 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Jan. 29 at 101 Park Ave., Modesto.
Friday, Feb. 8
• GRIEF SUPPORT TRAINING: A workshop for grief support professionals and volunteers will be conducted by nationally recognized grief counselor and author Dr. Alan D. Wolfelt on Friday, Feb. 8, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Larsa Banquet Hall at 2107 East Monte Vista Ave. in Turlock. The workshop is titled “The Art of Companioning the Mourner: Caregiver Principles to Bring Hope and Healing.” Cost is $65 which includes a box lunch. Registration is required. Register online by Jan. 27 at www.griefcope.eventbrite.com. Continuing education units are available for attendees.
Monday, Jan. 14
• DELTA TULE TREKKERS: Join the Delta Tule Trekkers Monday, Jan. 14, at 7 p.m. for the first monthly business meeting of the year. Come at 6 for the optional social hour, dinner and/or refreshments. In addition to talk about upcoming walking plans there will be an election of officers and awards presented. Meet at Angelano’s Restaurant, 1020 N. Main St., Manteca. Guests are welcome. For more info call (209) 931-1565 or email Deltatuletrekkers@inreach.com.