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April 8 - Bunny Con – Downtown Modesto April  7, 8  - Time For Three -   Modesto  Symphony – Gallo Center April 15 -  British Invasion at the Portal – Third Party, Black Sabbath Tribute April 5   Carlos Mencia  - Gallo Center April 19 – Billy Gillman – Gallo Center April 22 -  MPA 60th Anniversary Concert – Gallo Center April  8 – Boys of Summer – Eagles Tribute – West Side Theatre April 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30 – Rumors  - West Side Theatre April 7, 8  - Wizard of Oz – Modesto Christian Presents  April 29 – Purple Rain Party – State Theatre To get details and up to date information on these Top 10 events, please check out the following places and follow us on Twitter so you are always up to speed: Modestoview.com • Facebook.com modestoview • Twitter.com/modestoview • Instagram #ModestoView • Radio 1360 KFIV AM

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GREETINGS Greetings Modesto Friends Spring is busting out all over and as we transi-

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tion from the rain and Irish green into the colors of spring flowers and flavors of spring produce and we all bust of move out there in the great outdoors as the season opens.   I love every month as there is always something really unique about each one. This month is really special as we are out there, helping local organizations raise funds for really valuable projects.   In particular, we will be raising money by “Walking in Their Shoes” benefitting Haven Women’s Center to help stop spousal and sexual abuse.  This is a light-hearted way to show awareness and understanding for something really important.   We hope you will support our team, the Men of Graffiti.  We will make you proud.   We need to raise our high school graduation rates in our region so I and my fabulous Murphy Girls, Madison and Abigail will be “Walking the Stage” for United Way’s Graduation Coach program.  Music lovers will love this fundraiser for Hope Haven West as I and my band Third Party, along with other Modesto area bands present a British Invasion Show on April 15 at the Portal.   Please buy tix, donate go to these events and we hope to see you there.   Together we make our community better. Time to Play Ball! It’s game on now.  April has a ton of fun stuff to do. Baseball season is opening, the youth activities get into full gear, the farmers markets are open, the bike and walking trails are buzzing with people and our regional destinations like Knights Ferry,

Sonora and Yosemite are stellar and the waterfall are pounding. So much to do and see and so much to taste and eat. We really start to get into the sweet spot of our year.   It was amazing to see the thousands of people that poured into Modesto for the Modesto Marathon last month.  There were people here from 26 states and three countries to race and experience our community.  This is why our city really is and needs to be a showpiece.  People are coming here for events like this, the performing arts, our local businesses and our Classic Culture.  Let’s sure we let our visitors know they are welcome and give them all something to do when they are year. If you have a friend or visitor from out of town, or new in town, give them a ModestoView and they will thank you forever as they will learn

about all of the great things happening and the fantastic local businesses and people that make it happen. This is why ModestoView is so special.  Next month will be the Amgen Tour and then in June is Graffiti Summer.  Now you can see why each month is so very exciting and special.     Thank you,  Chris Murphy Founder and Publisher, ModestoView chrism@modestoview.com

On the Cover Who says you can’t play sports and be a fashionable young woman, too? In 2017, girls can be whatever they want to be. We are honoring women, the opening season of baseball and our beloved Modesto Nuts with two young ladies playing ball on our cover this month. Maria Mitchell played for Ceres Youth Baseball on The Lil’ Pirates for 4 years, and Erin Mitchell is playing her first year at Bel Passi for The Padres. Follow you dreams! Everything is possible! ModestoView is made possible my the generous support of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group. Locally owned, Sierra Pacific is an award winning industry leader in frozen, refrigerated and dry warehousing and logistics services that is committed to reinvesting and supporting our community.  Sierra Pacific is solar powered, and is AIB certified Superior and BRC Audited and Certified to meet the needs of the best food companies in the world.  www.spwg.com

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GREEN to our community in order to make it a vibrant place to live, work and play. It’s an entire day of “green education”, unique entertainment performances, delicious food, kid’s art and crafts, a Trash-Formation art contest, prizes by guest Vicki Rice and even a petting zoo! This year’s entertainment includes interactive play by Bubblemania Saturday, April 22nd, 10am-4pm, & Company, the Silly String Band, a petting FREE community event zoo, and ongoing music and games by Graceada Park, downtown Modesto, TNT Productions. corners of Needham & Sycamore Be sure to attend the FREE O B-Green Recycling event held on Stoddard Avenue between Park and Sycamore Earth Day is almost here and we are looking Avenues. This is a convenient drive forward to sharing ideas on how we can Reduce-Reuse-Recycle-Compost at home, school thru event where all proceeds from and work. Residents all over Stanislaus County recyclables donated are applied to can take a FREE StaRT bus to the event just by the City of Modesto “Adopt A Park” Program which is currently raising mentioning Earth Day.  Please take advantage of this fun transportation alternative and at the money for the Awesome Park. Items accepted for recycling include: On site same time help reduce our carbon footprint. This unique event offers many opportunities to document shredding (limit 5 file boxlearn about the environment in a family-friend- es or grocery bags per person), CRV bottles, cans, plastic & scrap Metal, ly atmosphere, as well as many community E-Waste (TV’s, computers, laptops, organizations will be on site highlighting the video games, electronics, etc.), Ink exceptional work their non-profits are doing. Jet, toners, cartridges, and household There will be over 100 exhibitors showcasing their products and detailing what they can offer batteries and cell phones.

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In addition, the Modesto Sunset Leo’s Club will be collecting eyes glasses and making pet blankets for pet adoption programs in booth # 47. The Hope Chest Thrift Store will be present with their donation truck collecting donations to support the Hospice Heart organization in booth # 30. The City of Modesto is an ongoing supporter of Earth Day and believes it is important to have

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an event that brings the community together in a positive effort towards change in respect to our environment. Together we are working towards water and energy conservation efforts to preserve our natural resources. We are conscious of the importance of recycling and composting so we can see real movement towards the reduction in our landfill use statewide and ultimately great strides towards zero waste.

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Publisher Information PUBLISHER Chris Murphy chrism@modestoview.com SALES AND ADVERTISING Advertising@modestoview.com DESIGN, LAYOUT, & ART PGrimaldi, Creative Art Director / Designer Peter Grimaldi pete@pgrimaldicreative.com Photo Director Michael J. Mangano SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGERS Madison Murphy – Adobe Specialist Abbey Murphy – Berkeley Correspondent Russ Allsup - Hollywood Correspondent Brandon Brush - Modesto correspondent CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Jim Christiansen Aaron Rowan Kaye Osborn Jennifer Allsup Middagh Goodwin Efren Martinez Eve Oberlander Patty Castillo Davis Leia Johnson Dana Johnson Earl Mathews Mary Layton Monica Barber Ken White Brandilyn Brown Brianna Mooney Maryann Spikes

COMMUNITY Beyer/Sylvan at the Lakes Community by Kathy Munoz Modesto Neighborhoods Inc. makes Modesto better! Beyer/Sylvan at the Lakes is a new community that is a part of Modesto Neighborhoods Inc! The alliances in our city have worked many wonders as neighbors have joined to achieve their goals. Beyer/Sylvan at the Lakes has been active for a year. We have taken actions that resulted in greater safety, funds for the schools within our boundaries, and beautified and cleaned streets and parks.  Beyer/Sylvan at the Lakes community is bounded on the north by Claratina Avenue, on the south by Floyd Avenue, on the west by Coffee Road, and on the east by Oakdale Road. All homes, residences, schools and businesses within are part of Beyer/Sylvan at the Lakes Community. We are 3000 strong and can make a difference when we address a problem. Please contact us with your concerns and questions. Our steering committee meets on the second Tuesday of the month in the activities room of the Stratford at 6:00pm on Forest Glen Drive off of Sylvan. 

Future projects will assist with fundraising and installation of The Awesome Spot in Beyer Park. This is a playground for all children including those with limited mobility. Continuing fundraising efforts will provide more for our schools in the way of extra funding, and we are looking carefully at what interest there is in security patrols. A safety survey on our Gmail site is a way to express your top safety concerns. Finally, beautification of our community will happen when we participate in our Love Modesto project. We will be cleaning the streets and parks of our community. An all-community meeting will be organized

in May to address safety concerns. We will be updated by the police department and our representatives on the city council as to current issues with a question and answer time following presentations. Join us for Love Modesto by signing up for the Beyer/Sylvan Lakes Community project. Register by going to LoveModesto.com/projects and clicking on the project. Contact us with your ideas and the concerns you see in your area of our community. beyersylvanlakescommunity@gmail.com

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ART Artist Open Studio & More by Jim Christiansen April showers us with opportunities to visit artists in their studios, art showcases, Art Walk and Art Hop, and maybe an IRS refund to buy some new art for the wall. Stanislaus Artist Open Studio Tour is April 22 and 23. A total of 55 artists showing art in 36 studio venues, more than the few pieces you see in a gallery show, but the larger portfolios, what other media artists paying with, the tools and spaces they create in. For the seventh year, I’ve got my garage studio in progress and dining room gallery open to the public, and a square attached to my phone.  This time, I’m one of the studios sharing space with other artists, Jennifer K. Machado and Richard Bradshaw.  Part of Jennifer’s art lives here full time.  Richard is new to the tour, and one of the Purchase Prize Award winners, as I am, who will have art given away in the Open Studio drawing.  Five other art creations will be given away, so remember to cut out your entry form on page 3 of the official map booklet to enter.  Maps are on sale at The Chartreuse Muse, Mistlin Gallery, Modesto Convention and Visitors Bureau, Carnegie Arts Center and Oakdale Chamber of Commerce. 

It pays to get your map early to plan your route includes studio stops in Turlock, Modesto, Escalon and Oakdale 11 am – 5pm both days. Some stops like mine open earlier or later, and participating artists have maps. Map booklets are $10, students 18 and under admitted free if accompanied by a map holder.  www.stanislausaos.wordpress.com The two gallery Central California Art Showcase opens April 4 at Mistlin Gallery and Carnegie Arts Center.  The showcase features 163 entries or two thirds of art entered by regional artists into the uncategorized open media juried competition.  Awards not announced at time I’m writing the column, but will be announced April 8th and both host galleries hold Showcase Opening Gala and Artist Receptions.  To see the full show, you need to travel to both Turlock and Modesto www.carnegieartsturlock.org and www.ccaagallery.org Downtown Modesto Third Thursday Art Walk expanded the map last month, and if you didn’t get the memo, new venues are Sam and Dave’s Market on I Street near 10th, Sandude Brewing and Tap Room on 11th, and Art Time and Sip Wine Studios on 16th and J.  Look for other spots like Tri Chromatic Gallery, Picasso’s, and pop-up music on the sidewalks and downtown venues as welcome surprises in your Third Thursday adventure www.modestoartwalk.com.

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Meet our Art Walk Mascot. Art is in downtown to help you locate some of the best local galleries, art, restaurants that are the culture of downtown Modesto.  The 2017 3rd Thursday Artwalk is fresh and new with great things happening to bring more people to experience downtown Modesto.  You will see more sampling, snacking, street art, drink specials, happy hours and excellent art exhibits by our talented

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area artists.   Look for works by Jim Christiansen, Linda Knoll, Nicole Slater, Jordi Camps, Jennifer Williams and so many more.  You will even find cool street painting competitions and heck, you might even get roped in to finger paint.  Be on the lookout for strolling musicians and live music sponsored by ModestoView and the Modesto Area Music Association and Patty Castillo Davis.   Look for singer songwriter Dale Huff at the April Artwalk on  April 20 and make sure you stop by places like the Chartreuse Muse, Peer Gallery at ModSpot, Mistlin Gallery, Downtown Tinker Tank, Carolyn Huff Gallery, Art Time & Sip Wine, Doubletree, Sanddude, Tresetti’s, Barkin’ Dog, Sam and Dave’s Market  and so many more. There are free ArtWalk maps in downtown Modesto and at http:// modestoartwalk.com/ So Go Downtown Modesto and look for Art. He will point you to the places for artistic fun.   #godomo #buyart #artrules

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BAR

Hey Bartender! By Chris Murphy and our friends at

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gorgeous cocktails, each delicious and highly popular. His go-to drink is red berry vodka with Sprite and a splash of cranberry. I asked him to make us three “pretty drinks” and he delivered. Try these soon, and don’t forget to sip responsibly!

Robert C Wilson and Scottie Maynard are the proprietors of the Devine Swine, Roseburg Square’s BBQ place that has become a neighborhood favorite.  Robert and Scottie have worked in restaurants together for 20 years and finally opened a place of their own.  Loaded with tasty BBQ treats, a fantastic BBQ smoker that turns out delicious ribs and brisket and even a new light menu, some of their specialties are an amazing cocktail menu.  This month, they are launching the Modesto’s only “Cocktail On Tap”, the “Divine Southside”.    This is a refreshing summer treat, hand made, and blended with fresh limes, and features Do Good Distillery’s “Tiki Gin”.  Friends, the Tiki Gin is amazing.  This is a rum style gin, created with evaporated cane sugar juice and a special blend of Gin botanicals.  You will love it.  After being hand blended and placed in a keg, this amazing drink will be available at the pull of a tap.  You have to love that.   We sampled ours with a tasty new bruschetta from their new summer menu.  So head on over to Devine Swine, enjoy the tasty BBQ treats and this amazing cocktail and more.  You may discover a new favorite neighborhood hang out.  

Ingredients: Fresh Mint Fresh Lime Juice Do Good Tiki Gin Soda Water

Featured serving this drink are Jessica Bonucelli, Lynn Gillreath, Scottie Maynard and Robert C Wilson.

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Distillery tours 11 am until 10pm, or whenever people leave April 15th Tour & Tasting 5-7 pm They close at 8 pm on Sundays. Tasting room hours M-F 10-6pm They will be hosting a monster rib cook-off Enjoy Our New Outon May 20 door PatioSaturdays 2-6pm.

Being brewers ourselves, we are quite obsessed with the 1920’s culture and prohibition, and everything that went with it. The inclusion of women into the drinking scene of underground bars and speakeasys was possibly the most important event to happen to the alcohol industry, and we can thank the lack of (legal) alcohol for the popularity of the cocktail. Sure, cocktails have existed in some form for hundreds of years, but to stretch that one bottle of vodka (or gin, or whisky, why be picky!) you had in your cabinet to last longer meant it was time to find things to mix with hard alcohol. Cocktails are now just as common as beer or wine. Lucky us in 2017, we can find cocktails at any bar, especially the beautiful ones created at Vintage Lounge and Piano Bar. It looks and feels like a speakeasy popped right out of 1925 and into 2017. Vintage has been at this location on Main Street for four years. They host live piano music Wed/ Thur/Fri from 6pm-8pm, and live bands Thur/ Fri/Sat from 9pm-close. Some of my favorites play here, like Tim Allen and Neil & Matt. Ladies: make special note that Wednesday is Ladies’ Night, and drinks are half off for you, even off of happy hour prices! Our bartender Mike Fernandes made us three

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A classic lemon drop with champagne, splash of Chambord and a sugar rim.

Pomtini

Three berry vodkas make up the bulk of this drink, with pomegranate juice and love!

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PERFORMANCE A Time to Perform in April By Kaye Osborn & ModestoView Staff

There are lots of theatrical experiences for you

to explore this month. My good friend Kimberly Ogden is directing a play for the Gallo Center Repertory Company called Sangre de un Angel written by Roxanne Scroeder-Arce  (who also wrote Mariachi Girl).  This dramatic play illustrates how the choices we make can affect our relationships and our lives forever.  It is based on a true story of Adam Chapa, who was shot by a teen gang member in East Austin, Texas.   It is exciting that GCRC is producing such timely productions. Modesto Performing Arts will be celebrating 50 years with a stellar musical concert featuring over 120 alumni performers. (I am one of them!)  Some of them have gone on to Broadway and international stages.  Don’t miss this show!  The singing will astound you!  Paul Tischer is a gift to our theatrical community.  Come join in the fun and honor Modesto Performing Arts.  A reception will follow in the lobby with food and wine. Here is what is happening in our neck of the woods! Gallo Center for the Arts Sangre de un Angel Fri., April 7: 7 PM All tickets $12   Peppa Pig Live! Sat., April 1: 2 PM   MPA 50th Gala Concert Sat., April 22: 2 PM   State Theater – April 27 Some Like It Hot - Film “Fun” Raiser by DKG Epsilon Nu Benefits SCOE, MJC Scholarships, Library Books, GVM 5:30 Wine and appetizers, 7 PM film Donation $25  Reservations online: DKGMODESTO@GMAIL.COM

Neil Simon’s Rumors “A Farce”   West Side Players Production   April 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, and 30 At a large, tastefully appointed Sneden’s Landing townhouse, the Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four couples are about to experience a severe attack of Farce. Gathering for their tenth wedding anniversary, the host lies bleeding in the other room and his wife is nowhere in sight. His lawyer, Ken and wife Chris must get “the story” straight before the other guests arrive. As the confusions and mis-communications mount, the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity. Friday & Sat performances start at 7 PM, Sun Matinee 3 PM Tickets: General Admission $15 - Reserved Section $18  - Students 1/2 price  www.westsidetheatre.org  The Wizard of Oz ~ The Musical Modesto Christian Performing Arts: April 6 - 7 pm,   Apr 7 10 am & 7 pm, Apr 8 - 11 am & 6 pm  Come and join Dorothy and her friends on an adventure to save the Land of Oz! Based by the works of L. Frank Baum, this is a new musical spin on the timeless classic. You and your family will love visiting the land “over the rainbow”, while experiencing your favorite songs and characters live on stage at the beautiful State Theatre. This performance is sponsored by Modesto Christian School’s 6th-12th grade drama program and features actors and technicians from the school.   Tix at www.thestate.org Don’t miss the Center Stage Conservatory Performance of  Dustbowl Children performing live on April 30 on the lower level theatre at 11th and J.

DESIGN Modesto is not only a city. It’s a font. by Lee Davis, Founder, Modesto Design School

Every letter of every word you’re reading here has been designed. Each character of every font has been meticulously drawn by a typographer to ensure legibility, to be aesthetically pleasing, and to convey a style or symbolic meaning. If you were to design a font inspired by Modesto, what would it look like? Acclaimed magazine and newspaper typographer Jim Parkinson did just that. In 2001, he designed a font family named after and inspired by Modesto. Born in Oakland, Parkinson started as a lettering artist for Hallmark Cards in 1964 where he learned his craft from leading type designers, including renowned German typographer Hermann Zapf. When Parkinson returned to Oakland in 1969 to create his own studio, he was already an accomplished designer specializing in hand lettering and typographic logos. Most Modestans have probably never heard of Parkinson though his work is ubiquitous. He created or refreshed iconic logos and nameplates for Billboard Magazine, Chicago Tribune, Esquire, FastCompany, Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Variety, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post, to name a few. Parkinson infuses his type designs with a retro sensibility often inspired by old wood type and signage. Several of his typefaces are named after California towns (e.g., Amador and Fresno). But Parkinson’s Modesto font has particular personal significance to him. His grandfather, Lowell Gum, grew up on a

farm near Hanford, worked at the Modesto Creamery, and lived in Modesto (near the McHenry Library) until he died in the flu epidemic of 1918. Parkinson’s Modesto font is based on a signpainter’s lettering style popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries like that on the old evaporated milk cans from the Modesto Creamery where his grandfather worked. Parkinson’s Modesto font evolved from lettering he created in the 1970s for the iconic Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. But he took his initial inspiration from the lettering on Modesto’s train station. According to Parkinson, “I took a snapshot of the lettering on the Modesto train station several decades ago and modeled the [Modesto] typeface on that lettering.” Who knew?! Why are so few people aware of our rich design history and heritage? How might we foster a creative culture in Modesto that values design, invention and innovation? Modesto could be a creative capital. To start: not many cities can claim themselves a font namesake. But we can. And that’s nothing to be modest about. www.typedesign.com

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CHEF

What’s New in Downtown Modesto by Brandilyn Brown, Photos by MJ Mangano

Ralston’s Goat

has a new Chef!

Chef Gil Alfaro started At Ralston’s Goat in December, and they are very proud to have him. Chef Gil has been cooking over 20 years, and won first place at the Del Osso Farms BaconFest in 2016, and is going back again this year. When I asked what dish he loves to cook, he responded, “Oh! Everything! I love to cook it all!” But at home his favorite dinner is eggs and beans. “It’s my favorite dinner. I will never tire of eggs! I eat them all the time.” He asked what we wanted to eat, and I told him to make us some of his favorite dishes to prepare. He brought out an appetizer sampler of calamari, chicken wings, and mozzarella squares. The squares were my favorite part of the plate for sure. I adore anything with cheese! Next, he brought out a fruit and nut medley chicken, made with a base of Rodin Ranch fruit spread, alongside a pesto risotto pyramid. Every bite was a flavor explosion! Third course was vegan zucchini boats with pulled jack fruit and polenta topped with mushrooms and spinach. A delicious vegan dish, that you would not know was vegan unless someone told you it was. (And even then, you might not believe them!) Lastly, he served his famous prime rib and prawns with mashed potatoes and veggies. The marvelously-marbled serving was seasoned and seared to absolute perfection. You barely had to chew it as it would melt in your mouth.

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GO MODESTO! He definitely saved the best for last! Between MJ and I, we cleared the whole plate! I know our usual ChefView writer Dana Johnson would agree with us on the steak! He makes everything from scratch, and you can taste it in every bite. Chef Gil will be making some seasonal updates to the menu, so swing by the next time you’re downtown. You will not be disappointed. (If you order an alcoholic beverage, I also highly recommend the peach lemon drop!)

Ralston’s Goat 1001 10th Street, Modesto 209-549-9413

Walk the Stage for United Way - April 13

Everyone needs a hand sometime and everyone can lend a hand. United Way helps bring our community together and will be hosting a spring fashion show where many local leaders will be walking the Runway.   Don’t miss ModestoView’s own Chris Murphy and his Murphy Girls, Abigail and Madison as they walk to raise funds and support for United Way in helping at-risk students in 5 local schools “walk the stage” to high school graduation. The Graduation Coach program led by United Way of Stanislaus County in partnership with Center for Human Services places academic mentors, Graduation Coaches, on site with students to plan a path to high school graduation and a future filled with success.   Please take time to register for the event and you can use Chris Murphy code for priority seating.   This will be a really fun way to make a difference in our community.   United Way needs you and let’s do this thing. http:// www.uwaystan.org/

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WALK A MILE

COMING SOON TO THE

Gallo Center for the Arts! carlos mencia - adult content 4/5 wed 7:30 PM gallo center repertory company:

Sangre de un Ángel (blood of an angel) 4/7 fri 7 PM

In the photo: Rick Hudson, Pete Hischier, Chris Murphy, John Black, Eli Lester, John Sanders, photo credit: Leslee Adams & David Silva

Walk a Mile for Haven by Chris Murphy We have no use for spousal abuse.   This is something that we all must stand up against and prevent sexual abuse of any kind.  We must support those that protect our most vulnerable in our community.  The Haven Women’s Center does work that is literally life saving in the most dangerous times.  Women need a safe place to get away and feel safe.    This is why men of Stanislaus County are going to Walk a Mile in her shoes.   Men from all

walks of life will be wearing bright red pumps to show solidarity that we have no use for abuse.   The ModestoView Team features the “Men of Graffiti” and we will be out walking to raise money for Haven.  We hope that you will dig down deep and support our team.   We will be walking April 29. Please make a quick contribution so we can make a difference.  Plus, I am sure you get a good laugh watching men struggle to do what women do all day long.   Tell a friend too.  http://www.havenwalkamile.org/   Team ModestoView.  Please support us. 

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For 66 years the Oakdale Saddle Club has hosted cowboys from all across the country to dig it out in the dirt at the rodeo grounds on the second weekend in April. The week leading up to the Oakdale Rodeo has all sorts of fun events and fundraisers. Team roping starts off early in the week followed by the Rodeo Queen coronation. The next day the Cowgirl Luncheon annually has over 450 cowgirls gathering at the Gene Bianchi Community center for an afternoon rodeo kick-off fun! Slack on Friday leads into the biggest community event, the Rodeo Parade on Saturday. Friends and family line downtown ‘F’ Street and celebrate 66 years of Rodeo, Ranching and community. It’s definitely one of the biggest and best parades in the Central valley. Along the Parade route you’ll hear Kat Country 103 announcing the variety of entries from the mounted units to the bands and many floats combined with a soundtrack from some of the best Country Music Cowboys like George Strait, Chris Ledoux, Garth Brooks and more.  The Rodeo Parade is truly an amazing display

of hard work, dedication and pride the local ranchers, cowboys and community have in their city. After the Parade join some cowboys and cowgirls and try to squeeze into a booth or barstool at the historic H-B Saloon before the first Rodeo event. If you make it in to the H-B, make sure to take in all the Oakdale History and Rodeo memorabilia that deck the walls… and a cold one if so inclined! For more on the history of Oakdale and the Rodeo, just go across plaza from the H-B Salon to the Cowboy Museum. You’ll find detailed displays from some of the best Rodeo Cowboys and cowgirls out of Oakdale and fantastic galleries that honor the heritage of the American cowboy The rodeo events each day are fast paced, action packed and a blast for the whole family! Everyone in the arena is on their feet, cheering on their favorite local cowboys and cowgirls to bring home another championship buckle! The Rodeo Dance Saturday night is always a blast, filled with some of the best Live Country music from Local bands, which will have you dancing the dust right off your boots! But don’t stay out too late, because Cowboy Church is callin’ you Sunday morning. Shine up your buckles and boots, crank up the George Strait and we’ll see you at the Oakdale Rodeo!

He’s in Modesto’s Callbox, Freedom to Forage and The Venting Machine out of the bay area. Jimbo has opened up for Metallica and has sung with Iron Maiden on stage.  He’s performed with David Draiman from Disturbed and opened for world famous bass player Michael Manring and ended up on a DVD with him. Stay tuned and attend a 17TEN show! Metal Noise: * Merced’s Cursed just got signed to record label Seventh Sun Records.  Cursed brings back that old school death metal sound live on stage. Congratulations guys! *Metzger (German for Butcher) is a new heavy metal band out of Modesto. Metzger will take you on a musical journey that will be utterly fascinating but not for the squeamish or faint of heart. They consist of Butcher on vocals, Scab on lead guitar, Mogar on Bass and Porno on drums. They are describing their sound as alternative, groove, trench, thrash and death. “You will be the meat on my hook.” Look for them at future shows.

*Longtime Modesto Metal bartender Sylvia is no longer at The Spinnaker Lounge. We will miss her. She took real good care of us metal heads and liked us all. We will hopefully see her doing her thing at this year’s X-Fest and maybe another local watering hole.

Oakdale Rodeo

by DJ Walker DJ Walker in the Morning Show KAT 103.3

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When I think of the Oakdale Rodeo a couple of songs come to mind, “This Cowboys Hat” by Chris LeDoux and “I Can Still Make Cheyenne” by George Strait. It’s a tough job and even tougher lifestyle for these cowboys, but they always bring their grit and best ride every year to Oakdale, the Cowboy Capital Of The World for one of the biggest and best Rodeos on the West Coast!

METAL 2017 Spring Meltdown by Eve Oberlander Modesto’s Sworn To The Black and Merced’s Cursed are on the bill for this year’s 2017 Spring Meltdown metal festival with headliners ORIGIN and Ghoul. There are plenty of 209 metal bands attending too, including Stockton’s Accidently Murdered and Symbolik and Sonora’s Echoes of the Forgotten. Other headliners include: Goatwhore, Skinlab, WRVTH, AlterBeast, All Hail the Yeti and Stanislaus County’s Arkaik. This three-day metal fest is brought to you by Born Dead Productions and held in South Lake Tahoe, Nevada at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino April 20th thru the 22nd. Josh Lease owner and founder of Born Dead Productions says, “The festival started eleven years ago and today it includes three days of friends and 53 bands.” This festival celebrates friends, METAL and the coming of summer! 17TEN has a new bassist and it’s the one and only Jimbo WarrGuitarist. He’s super talented, been featured on Good Day Sacramento and has Modesto music ties and roots since 1993.

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UNPLUGGED

Right to left: A.J. Lee Rita Hosking & Sean Feder Cooking With Turf

MUM Fest 2017

Showcases the Month of April Modesto’s premiere acoustic fest is back in full swing this month! The sixth annual Modesto Unplugged Music Festival is showcasing a flavorful spread of Americana, bluegrass, Celtic and more, in a series of intimate listening concerts from now through April 30. I’ll share just a few of the 2017 highlights, and you can find a full schedule at www.modestounplugged.com or the Modesto Unplugged FB page. Friday 3/31 is our opening night featuring Gaelynn Lea, winner of the 2016 NPR Tiny Desk Contest. Gaelynn bewitches scores of fans with her experimental and ambient takes on Irish fiddle music, incorporating her love of traditional tunes, songwriting, poetry and sonic exploration. She’s been playing violin for over twenty years, developing an improvisational style all her own. 7:30 at the Gottschalk Music Center recital hall, 1502 E St., $15. Saturday 4/1, rising young star A.J. Lee (recently named Best Female Vocalist for the 7th time this year at the Northern California Bluegrass Awards) is back with us. Not content to rest on her bluegrass laurels, A.J. showed she

by Aaron Rowan was an excellent Americana songwriter in her own right on her debut album, and continues to expand her range of artistic expression. 7 PM at Café Deva, 1202 J St., $10 Sunday 4/9, our area’s top Celtic act, Cooking With Turf, headline an afternoon of music at the Gottschalk recital hall. Their multiinstrumental set features mainly Irish and Scottish tunes, but also a repertoire of music from Appalachia, Canada, Galicia and more. 3 PM, $15. Saturday 4/15, a fun one over at Café Deva: a Modesto Unplugged revue featuring the musical projects of five of our amazing collective members. Cabaret-indie-folk ensemble Alzara & Brother Spellbinder; recent ‘Valley Talent Project’ prize winners Lisette & The Loudmouths; bluegrass & honky-tonk outfit The Poor Valley Band; Jason Winfree & Keith Davis; and experimental folk-pop artist Boscoe’s Brood. 7 PM, $10. Sunday 4/30, Rita Hosking & Sean Feder close us out in style. A fixture at many of the great

folk/bluegrass/Americana festivals along the west coast, Rita’s brand of country-folk has been lauded for story and sense of place, and her performances praised for capturing the audience. 7 PM at Center Stage Conservatory,

948 11th St., $15. Head over to www.modestounplugged.com to read more about this cool crop of talent, as well as many other acts who’ll be sharing stages with them. MUM’s the word!

The Bayou Bar & Grill Opens in April!

Who isn’t excited for some delicious Cajun just minutes away? Chef Christopher Bonora plans traditional dishes like jambalaya, gumbo, and oysters, but will offer pizza, burgers and pasta to round out the menu. Stay tuned for more on The Bayou in next month’s issue!

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NON PROFIT Americana Stars Sing for Camp Jack Hazard For 93 years, Camp Jack Hazard has offered many kids their first wilderness experience. Jack and Buena Hazard started taking kids camping in the Stanislaus National Forest in the 1920s, and the camp has been in continuous operation every summer since. Created by the YMCA the camp is now operated by the non-profit The Jack and Buena Foundation where “fundraising is a part of camp operations” and managed by Executive Director Jason Poisson. With this fundraising, financial assistance is provided for more than onethird of the campers.” Four nationally-recognized country music artists will be coming to Modesto for the 6th Annual Camp Jack Hazard Benefit Concert on April 14th 2017 at the Gallo Center for the Arts. Singer-songwriters Gold and Platinum selling Jerrod Niemann, Michael Tyler, Caroline Jones, and Matt Gary will be performing to benefit

the local summer camp. The artists featured this year are all country music artists on rotation at “The Big Dog,” Modesto’s newest country music radio station and are performing through a partnership with iHeart Media. “We know country music has a huge base in the Central Valley,” said Poisson, “and the campfires at Camp Jack Hazard always feature the songs of American singer-songwriters.” National star Brett Dennen is also a Camp Jack Hazard alum. Tickets range from $35 to $55, with a $125 VIP package with meet-and-greet includes meeting the performers, food and wine catered by Executive Chef and Camp Jack Hazard alumni Scott Erickson

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of Clif Bar and Kali’s Kitchen in Emeryville. Chef Erickson now serves on the board of directors of the Jack and Buena Foundation.

Friday, April 14 at 7 p.m. VIP reception at 5:30 p.m. Gallo Center for the Arts www.galloarts.com

Jason Poisson The Jack and Buena Foundation 209-402-1264 jackandbuenafoundation@gmail.com http://www.jackandbuenafoundation. org/ www.CampJackHazard.org

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Paul Tischer and the MPA 50th

Rehearsal photos by Jon Duran Portrait by Modesto Bee 

“Paul Tischer” and “performing arts” are synonymous.

From the annual performances of the Nutcracker, high school shows, to the elaborate stagings of the Modesto Performing Arts, to roles both on stage and off, Paul has been one of the guiding talents in a community that has launched very successful stars. Having people that give their all to bringing talent to the stage is key to Modesto’s success. Paul graduated from San Francisco State in 1966 and has been teaching for Modesto City Schools since then. Performing arts has been his life and to celebrate his dedication, the theater at Modesto High is named the “Paul Tischer Auditorium”. Let me introduce you to Paul.   Paul Tischer: I was born and raised in San Francisco - born nine days before Pearl Harbor, so I had a rather ominous beginning. I loved SF. It was a great city to grow up in. I still think SF is one of the most beautiful cities in the country. The arts, plays, the opera, the ballet, and the symphony are fantastic. I still go to the city frequently for the arts.  ModestoView: When did your love of the theatre and the performing arts begin? PT: All of my schooling was in San Francisco.  As far back as I can remember, I was always interested in the theatre.  As a young child I was always making up my own theater productions and doing them for the local neighborhood kids.  Some people have to choose their life’s work.  Not me.  The theatre chose me.  I attended Aptos Junior High School (where Carol Channing also attended before me). I did junior high school plays and then went on to high school at Abraham Lincoln High School, which I actually sneaked into as it was out of my district. What is notable here is that the theater at Lincoln High was almost identical to the Modesto High School Auditorium!  They were both built at the same time so I’m guessing they more or less used the same plans. I graduated from Lincoln High where the ceremony took place on the stage at the San Francisco Opera House. I was elated.  I missed the deadline in applying for college, so I spent a year working at a department store in downtown San Francisco.  It retrospect

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that was one of the best things ever to happen to me. I applied to San Francisco State College and became a Freshman the following year and due to my father’s disability, I had to work and pay my own way through college. I, of course, majored in drama.  I loved it!  Five years later I got my teaching credential and was ready to teach drama, but I spent all summer interviewing and trying to get a job with no luck.  Everyone wanted a Drama/English teacher, which I did not have because my minor was in industrial art woodshop. (If you’re going to do high school plays, I figured, you really ought to know how to built sets.)  In the long run, the minor turned out to be a very smart decision.  As the fall approached I decided to look one more time. Of the hundreds of applications that had been there earlier in the summer, there was only one left.  My heart leapt.  A school district was looking for a woodshop teacher in Modesto. (Where is that?!) Next day I got on a Greyhound bus (you don’t own a car in SF!) headed for Modesto, wherever it is. Oh please, let Modesto be in California! I arrived in Modesto, did the interview, and got the job.  Whew! Three days later I started teaching.    MV: What was the very first theatre production that you produced? PT: In the spring of 1966 I took over the drama department and did my very first musical ever, My Fair Lady.

By Chris Murphy MV: How did Modesto Performing Arts come to be? PT: In 1968 a number of my students wanted to know if we could do a summer production.  The result was the Modesto Youth Theatre production of The Boy Friend as part of the Modesto City Schools summer school program that was to be a one-time show. It was so successful that we did a second, third and fourth year, and the rest is history.    Prop. 13 ended summer school funding so we incorporated as Modesto Performing Arts at first limited to high school students, later we included college students, and later adults and everyone.  Today we even include professional performers from New York and Los Angeles.  At 50 years we are one of the oldest community theatres in California.  We continue to do the Broadway musicals, but we also do children’s plays and nonmusical plays, such as A Christmas Carol.   MV: If you could go back and redo the last 50 years, what would that be? PT: I’m still amazed that what was a childhood impossible dream came true.  I reached for the stars - and it happened!  For me, there truly is no business like show business.  I love it!  There is absolutely nothing I would change.  Although my dream of having our own theatre is still on my wish list.    MV: What was one of your most memorable productions? PT: In 1976, we decided we would write our own show to celebrate the bicentennial. It would contain highlights and big moments in American history, starting with 1776 to the present, every scene would take place on July 4th, thus the title, The Grand and Glorious Fourth.  There was no end to the spectacle on stage and a cast of a hundred. It was a big hit with audiences.    MV: It takes a village to make theatre productions come to life; how have the MPA team members inspired you over the decades? PT: In all those years, I have been blessed with the most dedicated and talented musicians and production staff: my scenic designers, lighting designers and costume designers and all the back stage people who move all the big sets around for each scene change.  Doing theatre is truly a team effort without whom the show would not go on.

MV: Do you have anything that you are particularly excited about in the upcoming season? PT: This summer we will be performing Oliver! and Billy Elliot, the musical. Oliver! has always been a favorite of mine.  This is the fifth time I’ve done the show so I have it down pat.  But it’s Billy Elliot, the musical, that I’m particularly excited about.  As with all musicals, you must secure the rights from New York and pay the royalty fee.  Unfortunately, most newer shows on Broadway aren’t often available.  So I was greatly surprised when we got the rights to Billy Elliot.  It’s an amazing Tony winning musical about a boy who wants to pursue the dancing but everyone conspires against him.  It’s a great show.  There are ten dance numbers, from ballet to tap - nearly all danced by Billy.  Some are simple and easy.  Others are spectacular!  We were lucky to get Rene Daveluy of Central West Ballet to choreograph the dance numbers.  This is one show I’m really looking forward to!   MV: What can our readers expect at this gala performance?  PT: As for the 50th Gala on April 22: we have over one hundred and fifty of our alumni performers coming back to perform at the Gallo Center for the Arts. They’ll perform the songs they did in their original productions.  Plus, there are some numbers with the entire cast on stage - all 150 plus.  We’re even reviving a couple of the dance numbers from 42nd Street and A Chorus Line.  In addition, we’ll be showing photos of many of our past productions.  Some going back almost 50 years.  A reception in the lobby will follow   MV: How can more people get involved in the performing arts? PT: We are always looking for new talent.  To perform in our shows, one needs to audition, just like on Broadway.  Want to work backstage?  Just come and see us and we’ll get you on board.   MV: Our signature Question.  Beatles or Stones? PT: I grew up in the 60’s - so it has to be the Beatles!

Robert Ulrich

Former MPA performer and Hollywood Casting Director

Mr. Tischer instilled an extraordinary sense of discipline in all of us who worked for him. He provided an opportunity to perform to sold out audiences, with huge orchestras and beautiful sets and costumes. More importantly, to me, he provided a place in which life long friendships were formed. I’m very grateful.

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STAR WARS

May the 4th Be With You!

This is a special day here in Modesto USA!

This year is the 40th Anniversary of the release of the original Star Wars.   May 25, 1977, was the day that changed modern film forever.   From the opening theme and the rolling script, the world had a new lexicon of interstellar characters, starships and even speed measurements.   In as little as a few parsecs, this film propelled Modesto native George Lucas into Hyperspace of film fame.   Modesto’s Star Wars community will be celebrating at 10th St Plaza on May the 4th.  We have invited the 501st, the Wolves of Mandalore and the Rebel Legion to join us at this event and the LodgePole Pickers will go full Jedi for their music in the plaza.  You won’t want to miss the light saber battles and the light show by Laser Voodoo. Everyone is encouraged to cosplay as their favorite Star Wars characters. There will be special Star Wars food and drink specials at Fuzio, Ralston’s Goat, T-Cups, and Loard’s Ice Cream.  Make sure you like the May the 4th Facebook page to stay up to speed.  #homeofstarwars

FREE Science Education Program Forensic Science in Crisis + GATTACA (PG-13-1997)

Sat. April 15 at 2:30 p.m. A Quest for New Elements + IRON MAN 2 (PG-13-2010)

Sat. April 29 at 2:30 p.m.

EARTH DAY FREE screening for students Upbeat film shows how to take concrete steps to a sustainable future

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• Interactive display by City of Modesto Public Works Department • Safe Kids Stanislaus Day Safety games & activities • BMX Stunt Team (10:30, 12:00 & 2:00)

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ROCKABILLY J St. Rumble is About to Happen! by Jenn Allsup

One of the newest Rockabilly bands on the block, formed in 2016, is The Troubles of a Handsome Man. Comprised of Cole Rambo on guitar/vocals, Kyle Westall on bass/vocals and Clay Ruddy on fiddle. Check out The Troubles of a Handsome Man at the J Street Rumble, April 22nd at 7pm at Modspot, 1220 J St., Modesto. (Also playing is the Voodoo Killers and The Gamblers Mark. Hosted by Greasers Social Club Central Valley and Trevino’s Barber Shop.) MV: How did you fellas meet? What was your inspiration to start a band together? Cole: Kyle and I have been close friends for a while and had played music off and on over the years and I think we finally got to the point that

we wanted to get serious with it and make a record. I had a few acoustic songs that I’d been working on that I brought to the table, Kyle put down his guitar and picked up a bass and that was that. I met Clay when he joined my hockey team and once I found out he played violin I had to have him. MV: What are your long-term goals as far as playing music together? All: This is our creative outlet, all three of us would be playing and writing music one way or another without each other, but the fact that we’re such good friends adds to the experience and definitely helps us make the best music we can, so as long as we can stand each other we’ll be playing music together, whether that’s in a

bar, on the street or wherever. MV: What do you think about driving alone in the car? Cole: 90% of our songs originated on long days in the car at work, then I bring them in and the boys put their stink on it. Kyle: It depends what I’m doing in the car. If it’s a podcast I’m listening to it’s usually something the people on it are talking about and my mind will wonder off of that. If it’s music, I usually am thinking about if I’m singing along with the right words or not. Clay: I’m super safe, so when I drive I like to clear my mind and focus on safety. MV: You’re a new addition to the crayon box. What color would you be and why? Cole: Flesh color, so I blend in and nobody talks to me. Kyle: Green......I’m a huge fan of horticulture. Clay: I would be the color orange. Not a lot of bands have an orange member. I play instruments that aren’t too common in bands, and orange isn’t the most typical of colors.

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Since 1938, Rockabilly has been the music of Modesto. Throughout the decades, Rockabilly inspired Elvis Presley, The Stray Cats and many of our local Rockabilly musicians.   On April 22 we bring the pin ups, the classic cars, the big slappin’ bass and the amazing greaser culture to 13th and J St.   Don’t miss the Rockabilly Rumble on J St. Brought to you by the Greasers Social Club Central California and Trevino’s Barbershop featuring

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MAMA Create Your Future by Middagh Goodwin We often dwell on our accomplishments. I say instead of looking to the past and what you may have done, look at what you can create in the future. Build on the foundation that was previously established. Branch out and conquer new territories. We all find ourselves in a rut every once in a while and sometimes it seems hard to get out. Sometimes opportunities that are right in front of you are the hardest to see. Take another look around and ask yourself if you are missing something. Recently, I have been reaching out to alternative

that there are fewer spots at home to get stage time. Work on establishing fresh goals, and go out and achieve them. Don’t wait for the scene to come back strong. Create your own and build upon it each show, each event. This way when the opportunity arises and bigger shows come back to Modesto, you will be in a prime position to leverage your work to be a more significant part of those shows. To the local business, organizations, & charities: if you need entertainment for your events or celebrations, please feel free to get in touch. Email mamarecords209@gmail.com we have contacts for hundreds of performers of all genres. Let us make your event even better with Live Entertainment.  Music and Art are what makes any city worth living in. Let’s create more right here in Modesto and the surrounding area!

sources to book entertainers and with great success. Over 20 bands are scheduled for the Music in the Plaza Spring and Summer Series. I am hoping to double that number with curating bands to perform on the Community and Center Stage at the Stanislaus County Fair. I am continuing to look for other opportunities to book local performers in and around Modesto. FM Concerts and Jill Ferris Presents are also looking outside the box and have booked some shows at the River Oaks Golf Course. With more traditional venues such as the Fat Cat and Hero’s no longer an option, this is what we all have to do.  Entertainers should seek alternative and fresh locations outside of their area to perform. Get out of town and start or continue to build your extended fanbase. Nothing But Losers are a prime example of a band that has embraced new territories performing more often than ever in Sacramento and Fresno.  The Creepoids are another local act that has been venturing out to a widening audience, now

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We have the best of everything-outlets of culture, foothills and beaches and the friendly weather. After a tumultuous winter we are so ready for a warm reawakening. Feeding our minds, bodies and souls, the Modesto Certified Farmer’s Market will be featuring the best of the bounty of the county including some great music by some terrific songwriters and acoustic artists- yours truly will be performing on April 15 at 9am. The Third Thursday Art Walk features music in selected venues and on April 20 Dale Huff will be playing the ModestoView mini stage at the corner of 11th and J Street from 6 to 9 pm. The very popular Friday Night Unplugged concert series at the Queen Bean is moving forward with new faces and some local veterans giving you an option with a true family atmosphere. If you are interested in playing this weekly event please send inquiries to ty41rhcp@yahoo.com. When the news of Prince’s passing a year ago was felt around the world, a great sorrow affected most everyone at the loss of such an influential songwriter and frankly, a world less funky. Inspiring a generation of artists and creating a standard by which few could follow, today our shock and adulation still exists. You will remember forever where you were when

you heard your first Prince song and where you were when you heard the devastating news of his death. In tribute and celebration of his life and legacy which earned him his Icon status, on April 29, the State Theater will host its second annual Purple Rain Tribute Party. An hour of live hits from the Prince catalogue will be performed courtesy of Tim Allen, Patty Castillo Davis, Gil CJ Conrad, Matt Harrington and Marlon Yamzon. A phenomenal light show by Laser VooDoo will precede the feature film Purple Rain. Get your tickets early as last year this glittery, sparkly, costumed sing-along party became a standing room only event. Breakfast at Deva on Sundays will host Dan Vallerand 4/2, Tim and Patty 4/9, Nathan Ignacio 4/23 and Sincerely, Allison 4/30 from 10 am to noon. I implore you-if you are a songwriter and have shows/events you would like to promote please or if you are interested in opportunities to play, send me your information at pcdenterprises@yahoo.com. You may shine bright like a diamond, but no one will see you if they don’t know where to look. Support your local musicians! Pay money to see a show, attend a concert headlined by a female artist, buy from the marching band cookie dough fundraiser, host music for Sunday breakfast!

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HISTORY

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100th Anniversary of Woodward/Oakdale Reservoir by Lloyd G. Ploutz, Historian Congratulations to the South San Joaquin Irrigation District for its 100 years of service to the public of this area. Our lakes, reservoirs, canals and dams all began in 1866 when C. C. Wright was elected to our State Assembly from the community of La Grange.  He was a visionary from Iowa.   In 1887 the “Wright Act” was passed in Sacramento to legalize public ownership of irrigation projects throughout California.  This allowed the Modesto Irrigation, Oakdale Irrigation and the Turlock Irrigation Districts to be formed and then sell bonds to finance their projects   It was not an easy sell as not all farmers and ranchers were not in complete agreement with cost and the benefits of organized water projects in the valley and the state. The “Wheaton Dam” in La Grange was the first dam in Stanislaus County in 1852.  It was privately financed to provide water for the town of La Grange and to meet the local demands of the gold miners for water and power.  In 1891

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the “La Grange Dam” was built right over the top of the Wheaton Dam. This was a joint venture of the Modesto Irrigation and the Turlock Irrigation Districts.  This dam was completed in 1893.  As stated above, thanks to the Wright Act of 1887 the districts were able to fund the projects with bond money. The La Grange Dam when completed was the tallest over the top flowing dam in the “WORLD” and it still stands to this day. Remember the old saying? “WATER FOR HORSES AND WISKEY IS FOR DRANKING AND FIGHTING” Water as always was a very political subject that lead to many people fighting over its use and its rights of ownership.  Stanislaus County has Lake Don Pedro (the third largest lake in California), Lake Dawson, Lake Floto, Turlock and Modesto reservoirs.   There are thousand of miles of developed canals in Stanislaus County which is why it is the number one reason for our success, growth and recognition as the

major provider of food to the world. This is a beautiful and breath-taking time of the year to go visit the lakes, reservoirs and dams in the Stanislaus area. Take your favorite

food basket with you and be sure have some great wine and cheese for a tremendous day. “Explore the area and have fun”

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JAZZ&BLUES Well as I wrote in the 5th grade when asked to write a verse about this time of year about the seasons; “Yes spring has sprung and with it we full of weeds”. Yes the blossoms are blooming and ‘tis the season to be sneezin’ and to be wheezin’. On the home front a lot of things to do in the downtown Motown area, bring a handkerchief. Blue Monday Invitational Jam returns to the Barkin’ Dog Grill this April 10th with Ultra Lounge, with special guest Barry Finnerty Jazz guitarist. Barry is a virtuoso guitarist front man who has played with: Miles Davis, Brecker Brothers, BB King, the Crusaders, Tower of Power to name a few. We will be playing some of the music and arrangements of bands he has played with as well as some crowd pleasers of the Doors, Stones, and some Pop. We have been blessed with great musicians and great attendance every Monday for months now so come on down for all the way live music. We will be playing everything from straight ahead Jazz, funk, Latin, Rhythm and Blues and yes some POP with special guests sitting in for dancing and listening. The band is a super group of all the best players in the area with 7-piece house Band hosting. The Blue

Monday Band features: lead vocalist, guitar and bass player Dave Sousa, Johnny Valdes guitar, Tim Allen bass, vocals, Dave Hawks on drums, Eric Benson & Pat Governor on keys, and horn section: Andrew Rosenblum Sax, trumpet, and Jamie Dubberly trombone. Show from 7 to 10 PM with food and drink available in an all age venue. Call the Dog for reservations: 572-2341.  If you play, come on down and sit in with the best musicians in the area, it’s gonna’ be smoking  The Barkin’ Dog Grill for March features: in April; 7th Larry Stewart Jazz guitarist & Unit 7, 8th Traditional Funk band, 10th with Eric Benson Blue Monday Party invitational Jam with Barry Finnerty, 11th Poetry with Gillian Wegerner, 15th with Hwy 99 Band, 20th ARTWALK with Tony & Tough Times Blues, 21st Bourbon Street Blues Band, 28th Valley Jazz Company, and every Thursday Jazz invitational Jam with the mighty Dave Dowe Keyboards. Off the beaten track the West side theatre is Newman brings in a few shows in April. Saturday April 1st Rudy Columbini & the Unauthorized Stones Tribute, a nine-piece Theatrical Rock performance made up of seasoned pro’s playing the music of the stones. And Saturday

If you luv music you’re gonna luv this     by Eric Benson

April 8th the band Boys of summer do an Eagles Tribute. Check out WWW.westsidetheatre.org. for the details. One of the newer venues bringing in live music in our hometown is the Portal, located at 1324 Caldwell Ave. A converted warehouse space with a dedicated stage with lineup and Hammond B-3 organ! The lowdown on the how down for what’s coming up in April; 1st Celestial Shambala, a super group with Steve Ashman of Zasu Pitts, Barry Melton of Country Joe & the Fish, David Aguilar of Steve Miller Band, Roy Bluemenfelf of Blue Project, and April *the; Big Earl’s Dance Party featuring Shad Harris and Rob Hill, and April 15th Mr. Chris Murphy’s show British Invasion, Shagadelic Celebration, and all star lineup of local talent. 

Mr. Uncle Lonny Presents making it happen. Come back out for third Thursday Art Walk 5 to 9:00 PM for some great art and music in the downtown! .Lowdown on the jam session in the downtown: Barkin’ Dog Thursday night jazz jams with Dave Dow, Queen Bean Sundays open mike night also in an all age environment.   Remember please support our local live venues for live music and the arts. So take some time out to hear some live music and the arts of our own town as well this month, think globally and act locally.  All the best, peace out! Eric Benson, cell 209- 918-7033.

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great month of music. Starting things out with something new to me is the Sierra Beer Train on April 1st with the Poorhouse Millionaires. The train leaves from Oakdale and heads up into the mountains for a 3 hour tour complete with snacks and drinks. It’s a great way to say goodbye to the work week and hello to relaxation. A gorgeous view, too! A favorite event of the ViewCrew. On the 8th at the Portal in Modesto 3 great local R&B/Blues bands are on the same bill: Big Earl and the Cryin’ Shame, Shad Harris and the Groovinatiors and the Rob Hill Band. This one is special to me because I am helping to put it together. We are seriously going to to tear the roof off of this party, friends. Honestly this is going to be the show that marks the start of the season for me. Take a moment and mark this one down, do not miss it. On April 21st the unforgettable Terrie Londee and the B-4 Dawn Band will be back at the Vintage Lounge Piano Bar in Turlock. They

play a great danceable mix of Funk, R&B and Classic Rock. Terrie keeps it fun and you will be smiling. Poorhouse Millionaires will be making their Sandude Brewing Modesto debut on the 28th. I am super proud of what we are doing with this project. We have a bunch of new original songs and we can’t wait to share them with our Modesto friends and family. On April 29th Jeramy Norris and the Dangerous Mood will be playing a couple sets at the Hughson Fruit and Nut Festival. It’s a “fun for the whole family” event that goes all weekend with 2 stages and is free to all. Last but not least, for the Jammers: Thursdays in Modesto you can jam with David Dow over at the Barkin’ Dog or you can hear to the Garlic Brothers in Stockton and Jam with Jeramy Norris and the Dangerous Mood. It’s a win-win folks. Have a great month and I hope to see you out at a show.

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ficult to accept but it is part of everyone’s life in some way. As devastating as a tragic event may be, it certainly shakes us out of our comfort zone, out of going about our business as usual. I experienced this recently with the loss of a very dear friend.  First there was the deep shock of finding out that her life had ended, that I would never see her again.  I wondered how I could or how anyone could have controlled or prevented this tragic outcome.  I was devastated and struggled to accept what had happened.  How could such a lovely, so talented and wonderful human being be torn away from our midst?  But as with all tragic events there are no easy answers.  The funeral celebrated God and her life very beautifully.  It helped me to accept what I cannot change.  To let go.  As I surrendered to the idea I felt an unimaginable spaciousness, a larger dimension opening inside my mind.  A tragic loss often propels people to wake up.  We suddenly see the bigger picture.  We may realize that we have been small minded, somewhat stingy with our time,

our money and showing our love for people that truly matter to us. We suddenly get that there is so much to be grateful for.  We wonder if we could be less controlling and fearful.  What that would look and feel like.  Life is unpredictable and goes by fast.  I wonder if we might be able to give out our love for one another, express ourselves and engage more fully in our communities while we still can. For more info go to : taichi4modesto.com or call (209)572-4518

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FIT Basketball Madness by Efren Martinez   Last month, many of us enjoyed the March Madness basketball games on TV. What caught my attention was not so much the talent these players had but their endurance to be able to continually keep moving from one end of the basketball court to the other. In my neighborhood, March Madness seems to have spread with many of the kids enjoying the weather shooting hoops on our street. Some teenagers even went as far as setting up two hoops on both sides of the street in order to get the full basketball court advantage. I was totally impressed how these teens were able to sustain not only their cardio momentum, but also their hand and eye coordination with the basketball. As a kid I played on a basketball team at the Red Shield sports in Modesto. Honestly I was never very good at it and as I look back at it in my later adult years I realize that I actually stunk at it. Regardless, I have to thank my dad for pushing me into basketball. It not only introduced me into fitness but also taught me how to become a team player. Thanks Dad! Although Basketball is best played in the sunshine

verses in the rain or indoors, unlike soccer which doesn’t matter the weather or place. Both have similar endurance levels when it comes cardio fitness; but the advantages of basketball is that you can walk outside your front door to the street and play. The fitness starts just as soon as you start shooting hoops and then having to retrieve the basketball. There are also other games with the basketball you can play that will get you off the living room sofa such as “Horse” & “Around The World”. These basketball games mostly involve skill verses endurance. So even if you’re not in the best of shape to be able to continuously run back and forth, you can still get in some family fitness with your kids. Friends, our great city of Modesto is filled with free basketball hoops all over town if you don’t have one outside your front door. Simply visit one of our local parks or schools after hours to get your ball-bouncing game on and get moving.

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April, what an interesting and just as exciting month! We have officially kissed winter farewell and are embracing Modesto’s fortunate early summer. We as a city are extremely lucky to spend an extended amount of time in the sunshine. There are so many events and things to do, benefiting your environment this month! On April 8th, the city will again be hosting it’s “Love Modesto” day event. I have been involved in this since elementary school and it has enhanced awareness of my surroundings and helped me grow a love for others in need. I really encourage everyone to get involved with this event. There are over 100 projects

specific to families or children of all ages to get signed up for. Check out the website http:// loveourcitiesprojects.com/projects/modesto to participate! I will be at the Downey High School beautification project, look and see if your neighborhood’s school has slot openings! Starting the month on such a positive note, it is only fitting to close the month with more green activities. Earth Day at Graceada Park is another event that you can’t miss! April 22nd is a day spend celebrating how inspiring our planet is, and teaching each other how to preserve it’s beauty. There will be art projects, face painting, music, food, games, vendors and lots of happy people. I look forward to this event every year and it always surpasses my expectations. If you love our planet and enjoy meeting other wonderful Modesto people, this is your month. Let’s make Modesto beautiful for the Spring and have a great time doing so. My songs of the month are “April Showers” by Proleter and “April Come She Will” by Simon and Garfunkel.  I wish you a wonderful month and hope to see you at one of these events!!!

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It’s a lovely spring day filled with sprinkles of rain, and rays of sunshine in Downtown Modesto. As Ms. M gets the final punch on her Preservation Coffee card and her free drink, she realizes it doesn’t matter if you’re a townie or a visiting out-of-towner: getting a deal when it comes to activities, entertainment or eating always feels like a win. April is no different and she’s rounded up some fun & frugal things to do around town. There’s something here for everyone… But at a costly price? No way! March  showers brought April plants and flowers! On April 1st, MJC Environmental Horticulture department invites all to their 21st Annual Plant Sale on East Campus. From 8am-4:30pm come out and pick select the most delightful blooms among the spring colors, a houseplant or shrub or pick from their huge selection of tomato and pepper varieties! 1324 Coldwell Ave. Info: 209-575-6200 Never underestimate the power of positivity! On April 6th on MJC West Campus the Honorable Ruben Villalobos, Stanislaus County Superior Court Judge, closes out the MJC Positive People Speaker Series. The speaker series is a free public presentation that has featured local community members who have overcome

by Monica Barber challenges to achieve their goals. The event will be at 6pm in the Mary Stuart Rogers Student Learning Center. All are encouraged to come out and hear this inspirational story. Campus Parking $2. 2201 Blue Glum Ave. Info: 209-575-6700. Get in touch with the earthy side of your soul and have a good time at the 28th Annual Earth Day Festival on April 22nd in Graceda Park. The free popular event is all day filled with green education helping everyone learn more about the environment and more. Enjoy live entertainment, activities, food and everyone’s favorite Trash-Formation contests for students K-12! More info: (209)577-5495 The streets are alive with the sound of music! April 28th kicks off the 2017 Season of Music in the Plaza with Joe Barretta. Every Friday evening through September from 7-9pm you can enjoy the great vibes of an outdoor concert in Modesto’s 10th Street Plaza for free. Get there early for a good seat or place to dance the evening away! Info: https://www.facebook. com/10thStreetMusic Win a little every day with a smile! Enjoy! Kisses, m.

GO Love Modesto! Don’t miss this opportunity to show your love for Modesto and get out with thousands of your friends and do something really good. On April 8, we will join together as a community to show how we make Modesto and the surrounding cities better by working together. There are over 50 projects to choose from, some are easy, some hard and all of them are fulfilling when we do them together. Please sign up ASAP and find the project that is meant for you. ModestoView will be helping with the I Street Cleanup and the Encina Native Plant Park Project. There are so many more.    Sign up today at www.lovemodesto.com and see you at 11th and J for the Love Modesto Family Festival at 7:30 April 8.  ModestoView’s Chris Murphy and City of Modesto’s Amy Vickery will be MC’ing along with Love Modesto founder Jeff Pishney. 

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April 1 “April Foolery” Fundraiser 2017 Sips & Treasures 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up AJ Lee Music/Amanda Lopez Annual Plant Sale B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Battered Beaver DJ Awal Beauty and the Beast Party Bilingual Preschool Storytime Celestial Shambala Charity 5K DRAIL Color Run Citizens of the World Tour Dia: Day of the Child/Day of the Book DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease Dr. Amanda Crews Memorial Run Folk Dancing Lessons Free Day at Great Valley Museum Growing Summer Vegetables Haven Women’s Center presents Breaking The Silence Heirloom Spring Gardening Japanese Maple Workshop Karaoke with DJ Clovis King LiveAgain Meditation with Susie Mizz Monique’s Dragalicious Show Newman Family Fun Day Oakdale Museum & History Center Old Skool Saturdays Old Skool Saturdays Open Air Market Peppa Pig Live Rockin’ Saturdays Saturday Easy D Ride The Weekend Dance Party TMR/Triple D Tropical Plant Society Kaledoscope of Orchids Turlcok Teens Talk Books Turlock Holistic Expo Unauthorized Rolling Stones April 2 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Champagne Brunch Buffet Country Music Jam with Dancing and Free Potluck Dan Vallerand Acoustic FOE Breakfast Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Karaoke with Laura Mommy & Me Art Class Queen Bean Open Mic Night Seniors Club Breakfast Spaghetti and A Western “Rio Bravo” The Big Mix TREAM Works Strawberry DNS Tropical Plant Society Kaledoscope of Orchids VFW Breakfast April 3 Author Rosemary Wells Workshop Author Visit: Rosemary Wells Computer Basics Dance Exercise Class Josh Rosenblum Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Overreaters Anonymous Preschool Story Time ToastMasters Meeting Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Class WCPL Poker Mondays Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms Word Intermediate ( Word Processing) April 4 Acoustic Jam at Queen Bean Anthony K Comedy Night April Showers Craft Baby Bird Craft Crazy 8s Math Super Club Shuffle Dia: Day of the Child/Day of the Book Forever Young Dance Club George Orwell Golden Valley Chorus Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Music Magic Frontier Tournament Name That Tune NAMI Recovery Support Group NAMI Support Group Nick Campos Poetry Open Mic Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Successful Thinkers Network Mtg Sweet Open Talent & Mic Tilted Tuesdays w/DJ Tease Toastmaster Supper Club Trivia Tuesday

Location Charity Ballroom Modesto Vintage Gardens Modesto Chevron, 815 Kansas Ave Rite Aid, Pelandale & Sisk Deva Cafe, Modesto MJC, West Science Center Oakdale Bicycle Shop Battered Beaver, Oakdale Barnes & Nobles, Modesto Modesto Library The Portal, Modesto Virginia Corridor Trail, Modesto The Running Iron, Modesto Modesto Library Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Speakeasy, Modesto East La Loma Park, Modesto Carnegie Turlock 2201 Blue Gum Ave Modesto Westurf Nursery Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Turlock Public Library Westurf Nursery Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Nino’s Place, Modesto Intrinsic Elements Modesto Climax, Modesto Newman Library 212 West F Street Shooter’s Pub & Grill Tilted Turtle Modesto Yogurt Station, Oakdale Gallo Center For the Arts Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Oakdale Bicycle Shop Crocodile’s Nightclub The Other Place, Modesto Stanislaus Union Elem School Turlock Public Library Stanislaus County Fairgrounds West Side Theatre Cruisers, McHenry & Kiernan Surla’s, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Deva Cafe, J St, Modesto Eagles Hall, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto The Chartreuse Muse, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry Ave State Theatre, Modesto Crocodile’s Nightclub Turlock Public Library Stanislaus Union Elem School VFW Hall Modesto Petersen Event Center Modesto Modesto Library Modesto Library Salida Library P. Wexford’s, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Sutter Gould Office, McHenry Village Keyes Library 200 W. Roseburg Ave, Modesto First Methodist Modesto Modesto Senior Center Tilted Turtle, Modesto Modesto Library Modesto Library Modesto Library Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Cheroot Cigar Lounge, Modesto Denair Public Library Empire Library Riverbank Public Library Salida Library Modesto Senior Center State Theatre, Modesto Mancini Hall, Modesto Rivets Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Vito’s, Modesto Utopia Games, Modesto Twisted Pig, Modesto Oakdale Library Oakdale Bicycle Shop Maxi’s at Double Tree Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Ceres Library Denair Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Round Table Pizza, 3848 McHenry 3014 4th St, Ceres Tilted Turtle, Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry Ave P. Wexford’s, Modesto

Turlock Seniors Dance Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Jam Wee Move & Play Wiggle Worms Yoga with Rosa Yoga With Rosa April 5 80s night/DJ Gully Art Class with Patrick Barr & Kristin Moore Carlos Mencia Cowboy Roundup Story Time Creole Jazz Kings Figure Drawing Drop In Free Knit and Crochet Class Free QiGong Class Friends Of The Library Meeting Friends Of The Library Meeting Horseshoe tournament IE The Magician In One Accord Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Michael G. Ronstadt/Marirose & The Gypsies Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner Open Mic Night Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime Riverbank Golden Ages Teen Game Day Trax on Wax Turlock Public Library Book Club Ukulele Beginners Class Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong WCPL Poker Wednesdays Wee Move & Play Wig Out Wednesdays Wiggle Worms Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday April 6 April Showers Kids Craft Beer Flight Night Brown Bear Party Casanova’s Night Club Ceres Lego Day Children’s Crafts Peep Houses David Dow and friends jam session Dia: Day of the Child/Day of the Book DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease Johnny & Kelly Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Kyle the Great Live Music Live Music Master Of Balance Modesto Certified Farmers Market Oakdale Museum & History Center Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Spanish Preschool Storytime Spring Chior Concert Stand Up (Comedy) for Charity SWCV Networking Mixer Thirsty Thursdays Tony and the Tough Times Wizard of Oz the Musical April 7 Adult & Teen April Showers Craft Battered Beaver Live DJs Craft Grab DJ Arnie DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Otto & Guests DJ Tease Friday Night Music Fuego Night with DJ Funstrummers Gig Band Rehearsal Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program Introduction to finding grants It’s Time for Three Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Larry Stewart and Unit 7 Live Again Mattea Overstreet Neil & Matt Neil Buettner Rick Barnes Sangre de un Angel Science Night Teens Rockin’ Jump The Weekend Dance Party Turf Talk, Killa A, more Unplugged Live Music VFW Hamburger Night Village Dancers of the Valley Wizard of Oz the Musical

11914 Cahill St, Turlock Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Ceres Library Modesto Library Patterson Library Patterson Library Boardroom, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Gallo Center For the Arts Oakdale Library Shooter’s Pub & Grill Mistlin Gallery Modesto Waterford Library NTouch, Modesto Riverbank Public Library Turlock Public Library Shively’s Bar & Grill, Oakdale Rivets Modesto Strings, Turlock Ridgway’s, Modesto Gottschalk Music Center Sabatino’s, Modesto P. Wexford’s, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Empire Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Newman Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library 3600Santa Fe St, Riverbank Patterson Library Speakeay, Modesto Turlock Public Library First Methodist Modesto First Methodist Modesto Titled Turtle, Modesto Ceres Library Tiki Lounge, Modesto Salida Library Redwood Café, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Keyes Library Redwood Cafe, Modesto Hughson Public Library Crocodile’s Nightclub Ceres Library Oakdale Library Barkin Dog Grill Modesto Empire Library Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Speakeasy, Modesto P. Wexford’s, Modesto Kaiser Dale Rd, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Sabatino’s, Modesto Deva Cafe, Modesto Surla’s, Modesto Modesto Library 16th St Modesto 212 West F Street Hughson Public Library Salida Library Modesto Library Downey High School Modesto Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Seasons, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Barkin Dog Grill Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Keyes Library Battered Beaver, Oakdale Tri-Chromatic Gallery, Modesto Climax, Modesto Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Urbano, H St Modesto Boardroom, Modesto Sandude Brewing Co., Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Church of the Brethren, Modesto MJC, West Science Center Modesto Library Gallo Center For the Arts Rivets Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Barkin Dog Grill Modesto O’Brians Tavern, Modesto Surla’s, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Redwood Cafe, Modesto The Fruit Yard, Modesto Gallo Center For the Arts MJC, West Science Center Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Crocodile’s Nightclub The Venu Nightclub, Tracy Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto VFW Hall Modesto Carnegie Turlock State Theatre, Modesto

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Have fun and be Safe! • Please Designate a Driver April 8 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 2nd Tradition funk band 3rd Annual Autorama Car Show B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Battered Beaver DJ Awal Big Earl’s Dance Party Bilingual Preschool Storytime Boys of Summer - Eagles Tribute BunnyCon DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease Folk Dancing Lessons Growing Summer Vegetables It’s Time for Three Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Love Modesto Mizz Monique’s Dragalicious Show Modesto Money Mavens Couponing Music Saved My Life Oakdale Museum & History Center Oakdale Rodeo Oakdale Rodeo Parade Old Skool Saturdays Old Skool Saturdays Peter Daldry Rockin’ Saturdays Saturday Easy D Ride STEAM Craft Parachute The Weekend Dance Party TKO Comedy Uke Jamz USA Dance Chapter Wizard of Oz the Musical Wizard of Oz the Musical April 9 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Camellia Society Meeting Champagne Brunch Buffet Country Music Jam with Dancing and Free Potluck FOE Breakfast Grape City Con Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Karaoke with Laura Manteca Senior Dance Oakdale Rodeo Queen Bean Open Mic Night Seniors Club Breakfast Shop til You Drop Sunday Bloody Funday The Big Mix Tim & Patty Acoustic USA Dance Ballroom Dancing VFW Breakfast April 10 Blue Monday with Eric Bensen and friends Creative Clay Art Class Dance Exercise Class Extreme Couponing Friends Of The Library Meeting Josh Rosenblum Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Overreaters Anonymous Preschool Story Time Toddler and Preschool dance Fun Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Class WCPL Poker Mondays Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms April 11 Acoustic Jam at Queen Bean Bingo Carrot Craft Felt Bunny Craft Forever Young Dance Club Friends Of the Library Meeting Golden Valley Chorus Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Music Magic Frontier Tournament Name That Tune Nick Campos On The Road To Citizenship 101 Plants In A Jar Poetry Reading with Gillian Wegener Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Salida Library Book Club SHOT!: The Psycho-spiritual Mantra of Rock Successful Thinkers Network Mtg Sweet Open Talent & Mic Tilted Tuesdays w/DJ Tease Toastmaster Supper Club Trivia Tuesday Turlock Seniors Dance Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Jam

Chevron, 815 Kansas Ave Rite Aid, Pelandale & Sisk Barkin Dog Grill Modesto Modesto High School Oakdale Bicycle Shop Battered Beaver, Oakdale The Portal, Modesto Modesto Library West Side Theatre Downtown Modesto, Modesto Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Speakeasy, Modesto Carnegie Turlock Westurf Nursery Modesto Gallo Center For the Arts Ridgway’s, Modesto Gallo Center For the Arts Climax, Modesto Salida Library Other Place, Modesto 212 West F Street Oakdale Rodeo Grounds Downtown Oakdale Shooter’s Pub & Grill Tilted Turtle Modesto Gottschalk Music Center Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Oakdale Bicycle Shop Newman Library Crocodile’s Nightclub Urbano, H St Modesto Carnegie Turlock IOOF Lodge, Hughson State Theatre, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Cruisers, McHenry & Kiernan Adventist Church Modesto Surla’s, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Eagles Hall, Modesto Lodi Grape Festival, Lodi Ridgway’s, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto 295 Cherry Lane, Manteca Oakdale Rodeo Grounds Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry Ave 424 Shadow Creek Ave, Oakdale Ralston’s Goat, Modesto Crocodile’s Nightclub Deva Cafe, J St, Modesto Odd Fellows Hall, Hughson VFW Hall Modesto Barkin Dog Grill Modesto The Chartreuse Muse, Modesto Salida Library Turlock Public Library Patterson Library P. Wexford’s, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Sutter Gould Office, McHenry Village Keyes Library Oakdale Library First Methodist Modesto Modesto Senior Center Tilted Turtle, Modesto Modesto Library Modesto Library Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Newman Library Turlock Public Library Modesto Senior Center Empire Library Mancini Hall, Modesto Rivets Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Vito’s, Modesto Utopia Games, Modesto Twisted Pig, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Oakdale Library Turlock Public Library Barkin Dog Grill Modesto Ceres Library Denair Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Salida Library State Theatre, Modesto Round Table Pizza, 3848 McHenry 3014 4th St, Ceres Tilted Turtle, Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry Ave P. Wexford’s, Modesto 11914 Cahill St, Turlock Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto

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Wee Move & Play Wiggle Worms Yoga with Rosa April 12 80s night/DJ Gully Art Class with Patrick Barr & Kristin Moore Bank Jar Craft Creole Jazz Kings Egg Carton Seed Starter Family Story Night Figure Drawing Drop In Free Knit and Crochet Class Free QiGong Class Friends Of The Library Meeting Great Valley Museum Eggs are Everywhere Horseshoe tournament IE The Magician In One Accord Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Lunch Hour Meditation McHenry Mansion Tea Sampling Moms Club Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner Open Mic Night Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime Riverbank Golden Ages Sensory Play Stanislaus County Coin Club Teen Craft Handmade Pom Pom Animals Turlock Teen Advisory Board Ukulele Beginners Class Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong WCPL Poker Wednesdays Wee Move & Play Wig Out Wednesdays Wiggle Worms Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday April 13 Beer Flight Night Build an Edible peeps Birdhouse Bunny Race Car Treats Casanova’s Night Club David Dow and friends jam session DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease Fashion Walk the Stage Guitar Pick Craft Healthy Eating Class JerLisa Stitches of Love Teddy Bear Project Johnny & Kelly Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Kyle the Great Live Music Live Music Mater Of Balance Modesto Nuts Opening Night Newman LEGO Day Oakdale Museum & History Center Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Prie Winery Wine Tasting Singers from of Mice & Men Spanish Preschool Storytime Thirsty Thursdays Tween Movie Middle School The Worst Years Of My Life West Side Readers Book Club April 14 ActIvated Story Theatre Battered Beaver Live DJs Camp Jack Hazard Benefit- Jarod Nieman DJ Arnie DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Otto & Guests DJ Tease Fiesta Latino Fuego Night with DJ Funstrummers Gig Band Rehearsal Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program H.O.S.T. House Comedy Night Starring Dennis Regan Hughson Senior Dance & Potluck Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Mattea Overstreet Mystery Lovers Book Club Neil & Matt Neil Buettner Rick Barnes State of Downtown Modesto Teens Rockin’ Jump The Weekend Dance Party The Zookeeper’s Wife Unplugged Live Music VFW Hamburger Night Village Dancers of the Valley April 15 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up

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Ceres Library Modesto Library Patterson Library Boardroom, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Patterson Library Shooter’s Pub & Grill Hughson Public Library Patterson Library Mistlin Gallery Modesto Waterford Library NTouch, Modesto Turlock Public Library Modesto Library Shively’s Bar & Grill, Oakdale Rivets Modesto Strings, Turlock Ridgway’s, Modesto Intrinsic Elements, Modesto McHenry Mansion Gift Shop Patterson Library Sabatino’s, Modesto P. Wexford’s, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Empire Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Newman Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library 3600Santa Fe St, Riverbank Turlock Public Library Denny’s 1525 McHenry Ave Oakdale Library Turlock Public Library First Methodist Modesto First Methodist Modesto Titled Turtle, Modesto Ceres Library Tiki Lounge, Modesto Salida Library Redwood Café, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Redwood Cafe, Modesto Ceres Library Empire Library Crocodile’s Nightclub Barkin Dog Grill Modesto Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Speakeasy, Modesto Gallo Center For the Arts Turlock Public Library Kaiser Bangs Ave Medical 4300 Dale Road, Modesto P. Wexford’s, Modesto Kaiser Dale Rd, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Sabatino’s, Modesto Deva Cafe, Modesto Surla’s, Modesto Modesto Library John Thurman Field, Modesto Newman Library 212 West F Street Hughson Public Library Salida Library Stewart & Jasper, Modesto Deva Cafe Modesto Modesto Library Maxi’s at Double Tree Salida Library Hughson Public Library Battered Beaver, Oakdale Gallo Center For the Arts Climax, Modesto Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Urbano, H St Modesto Boardroom, Modesto The Brave Bull, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Church of the Brethren, Modesto MJC, West Science Center Federated Church, Patterson 2307 Fourth St, Hughson Rivets Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Surla’s, Modesto Turlock Public Library Speakeasy, Modesto Redwood Cafe, Modesto The Fruit Yard, Modesto Gallo Center For the Arts Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Crocodile’s Nightclub State Theatre, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto VFW Hall Modesto Carnegie Turlock Chevron, 815 Kansas Ave Rite Aid, Pelandale & Sisk

Farmer’s Markets

Modesto: Between H & I Streets on 15th St near the library. Thurs & Sats 7am-1pm (March through December)

Kaiser Medical Center Modesto: 4601 Dale Road, Thurs 8am-2pm (year-round)

Turlock: Center & Main St. Sats, 8am-1pm (May through October)

Downtown Oakdale, Weds 5pm-8:30pm (June-August)

209 Farm Fresh Produce Delivery

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Rite Aid

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Turlock Original Certified Farmer’s Market Stanislaus County Fairgrounds. 8-1 pm 

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ActIvated Story Theatre B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Battered Beaver DJ Awal Bilingual Preschool Storytime British Invasion/Shagadelic Celebration Brother Spellbinder/Lisette and the Loudmouths Cagebound FC3 DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease Easter Egg Hunt Easter Egg Hunt Festival of Colors Folk Dancing Lessons Forensic Science In Crisis: How Proteins Can Help Hwy 99 band Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Mizz Monique’s Dragalicious Show Oakdale Museum & History Center Old Skool Saturdays Old Skool Saturdays Randy Mandy Band Reflection Rockin’ Saturdays Saturday Easy D Ride Stevie B’s Birthday Celebration Stories & Art The Weekend Dance Party The Wild Life Tour Women of Love Prayer Breakfast April 16 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Acoustic Live Music Champagne Brunch Buffet Country Music Jam with Dancing and Free Potluck EuroSunday Car Club FOE Breakfast Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Karaoke with Laura Modesto Jazz Society Jam Session Queen Bean Open Mic Night Seniors Club Breakfast Stanislaus Humanist’s Coffee Klatch Sunday Bloody Funday The Big Mix VFW Breakfast Victorian Easter Celebration Witness April 17 ActIvated Story Theatre ActIvated Story Theatre Dance Exercise Class Excel Intermediate (Spreadsheets) Josh Rosenblum Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Overreaters Anonymous Preschool Story Time ToastMasters Meeting Town Hall with Congressman Jeff Denham Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Class WCPL Poker Mondays Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms Women of Love Ministries April 18 Acoustic Jam at Queen Bean ActIvated Story Theatre ActIvated Story Theatre Caregiver Coffee Break Dia: Day of the Child/Day of the Book Family Dinner & Movie Night ( Storks) Forever Young Dance Club Free Comedy Night Geneological Society Golden Valley Chorus Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Music Magic Frontier Tournament Name That Tune NAMI Support Group Nick Campos Poetry Reading with Gillian Wegener Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Successful Thinkers Network Mtg Sweet Open Talent & Mic Tilted Tuesdays w/DJ Tease Toastmaster Supper Club Trivia Tuesday Turlock Seniors Dance Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Jam Wee Move & Play Wiggle Worms Yoga with Rosa Yoga With Rosa April 19 80s night/DJ Gully ActIvated Story Theatre

Newman Library Oakdale Bicycle Shop Battered Beaver, Oakdale Modesto Library The Portal, Modesto Deva Cafe, Modesto Modesto Centre Plaza, Modesto Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Speakeasy, Modesto Westurf Nursery Modesto Westurf Nursery Modesto Mancini Bowl, Modesto Carnegie Turlock State Theatre, Modesto Barkin Dog Grill Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Climax, Modesto 212 West F Street Shooter’s Pub & Grill Tilted Turtle Modesto The Rawhide Saloon, Jamestown Starbucks, Modesto Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Oakdale Bicycle Shop Modesto Banquet Hall, Modesto Modesto Library Crocodile’s Nightclub Other Place, Modesto Clarion Inn, Modesto Cruisers, McHenry & Kiernan Deva Cafe, J St, Modesto Surla’s, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Village Baking, Modesto Eagles Hall, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Shooters, Clarion Inn, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry Ave Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Ralston’s Goat, Modesto Crocodile’s Nightclub VFW Hall Modesto Columbia State Park, Columbia State Theatre, Modesto Keyes Library Turlock Public Library Salida Library Modesto Library P. Wexford’s, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Sutter Gould Office, McHenry Village Keyes Library 200 W. Roseburg Ave, Modesto 2107 E. Monte Vista Ave Denair First Methodist Modesto Modesto Senior Center Tilted Turtle, Modesto Modesto Library Modesto Library Clarion Inn, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Oakdale Library Riverbank Public Library Hospice, 4368 Spyres Way Turlock Public Library Salida Library Modesto Senior Center Cheroot Cigar Lounge, Modesto Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Mancini Hall, Modesto Rivets Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Vito’s, Modesto Utopia Games, Modesto Twisted Pig, Modesto Oakdale Library Maxi’s at Double Tree Barkin Dog Grill Modesto Ceres Library Denair Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Round Table Pizza, 3848 McHenry 3014 4th St, Ceres Tilted Turtle, Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry Ave P. Wexford’s, Modesto 11914 Cahill St, Turlock Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Ceres Library Modesto Library Patterson Library Patterson Library Boardroom, Modesto Denait Public Library

ActIvated Story Theatre Art Class with Patrick Barr & Kristin Moore Billy Gilman Creole Jazz Kings Dogtown Redemption Figure Drawing Drop In Free Knit and Crochet Class Free QiGong Class Horseshoe tournament IE The Magician In One Accord Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner Open Mic Night Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime Riverbank Golden Ages Ukulele Beginners Class Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong WCPL Poker Wednesdays Wee Move & Play Wig Out Wednesdays Wiggle Worms Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday April 20 420 Party Beer Flight Night Casanova’s Night Club Comedy Night David Dow and friends jam session Dia: Day of the Child/Day of the Book DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease Green Team Educational Meeting James Garner’s Johnny Cash Johnny & Kelly Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Kyle the Great Live Music Live Music Mater Of Balance Miguel Bose Oakdale Museum & History Center Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Spanish Preschool Storytime Teen Book Club Third Thursday Art Walk Thirsty Thursdays Tony and The Tough Times Vintage Faire Mall Kids Club April 21 Backyard Bookworms Battered Beaver Live DJs Bourbon Street Blues DJ Arnie DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Otto & Guests DJ Tease Friday Night Out Fuego Night with DJ Funstrummers Gig Band Rehearsal Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program Irish Cultural Society Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Mattea Overstreet Neil & Matt Neil Buettner Rick Barnes Roadside Flare Rumors - “A Farce” On Stage Teens Rockin’ Jump The Weekend Dance Party Unicorns Present: Once Upon a Story Unplugged Live Music VFW Hamburger Night Village Dancers of the Valley April 22 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Artisan Craft Faire B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Battered Beaver DJ Awal Bilingual Preschool Storytime Color Yourself Clam: Coloring for Adults Dia: Day of the Child/Day of the Book DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease Drop-in Knitting Folk Dancing Lessons Gotcha Covered Heirloom, Gardening J St Rockabilly Rumble Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Mizz Monique’s Dragalicious Show Modesto Artists Open Studio Modesto Certified Farmer’s Market MPA 50th Anniversary Concert Oakdale Museum & History Center Old Skool Saturdays Old Skool Saturdays

Empire Library Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Gallo Center For the Arts Shooter’s Pub & Grill Peace/Lie Center, Modesto Mistlin Gallery Modesto Waterford Library NTouch, Modesto Shively’s Bar & Grill, Oakdale Rivets Modesto Strings, Turlock Ridgway’s, Modesto Sabatino’s, Modesto P. Wexford’s, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Empire Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Newman Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library 3600Santa Fe St, Riverbank First Methodist Modesto First Methodist Modesto Titled Turtle, Modesto Ceres Library Tiki Lounge, Modesto Salida Library Redwood Café, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree The Brave Bull, Modesto Redwood Cafe, Modesto Crocodile’s Nightclub Ralston’s Goat, Modesto Barkin Dog Grill Modesto Oakdale Library Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Speakeasy, Modesto Kirk Lindsey Center Modesto Stanislaus County Farm Bureau P. Wexford’s, Modesto Kaiser Dale Rd, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Sabatino’s, Modesto Deva Cafe, Modesto Surla’s, Modesto Modesto Library Gallo Center For the Arts 212 West F Street Hughson Public Library Salida Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Downtown Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Barkin Dog Grill Modesto Vintage Faire Mall, Modesto Great Valley Museum Battered Beaver, Oakdale Barkin Dog Grill Modesto Climax, Modesto Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Urbano, H St Modesto Boardroom, Modesto Rube Boesch, 275 N. Orange Turlock Tilted Turtle, Modesto Church of the Brethren, Modesto MJC, West Science Center Denny’s 1525 McHenry Ave Rivets Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Surla’s, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Redwood Cafe, Modesto The Fruit Yard, Modesto Nino’s Place, Modesto West Side Theatre Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Crocodile’s Nightclub Modesto Library Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto VFW Hall Modesto Carnegie Turlock Chevron, 815 Kansas Ave Rite Aid, Pelandale & Sisk Waterford Historical Museum, Oakdale Bicycle Shop Battered Beaver, Oakdale Modesto Library Modesto Library Newman Library Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Speakeasy, Modesto Ceres Library Carnegie Turlock Donoby’s, Modesto Salida Library Mod Spot, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Climax, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Gallo Center For the Arts 212 West F Street Shooter’s Pub & Grill Tilted Turtle Modesto

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Remedy Rockin’ Saturdays Rumors - “A Farce” On Stage Saturday Easy D Ride Super Saturday Castle Air Museum Car Show The Weekend Dance Party Tomorrow April 23 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Champagne Brunch Buffet Country Music Jam with Dancing and Free Potluck FOE Breakfast Hughson Senior Dance & Potluck Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Karaoke with Laura Knights Ferry Gold Country Peddlers Faire Manteca Senior Dance Modesto Artists Open Studio My Big Year: Photographing Birds in The Central Valley Nathan Ignacio Acoustic Queen Bean Open Mic Night Rumors - “A Farce” On Stage Seniors Club Breakfast Stanislaus Humanists Brunch Sunday Bloody Funday The Big Mix VFW Breakfast April 24 Acoustic Open Mic Act!vated Story Theatre Creative Clay Art Class Dance Exercise Class Friends Of The Library Meeting Josh Rosenblum Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Overreaters Anonymous Preschool Story Time Ten Fan Fiction Club Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Class WCPL Poker Mondays Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms April 25 Acoustic Jam at Queen Bean ActIvated Story Theatre Bingo Forever Young Dance Club Glass Magnets Craft Golden Valley Chorus Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Music Magic Frontier Tournament Name That Tune Nick Campos Oakdale Library Book Club Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Salida LEGO Day Successful Thinkers Network Mtg Sweet Open Talent & Mic Tilted Tuesdays w/DJ Tease Toastmaster Supper Club Trivia Tuesday Turlock LEGO Day Turlock Seniors Dance Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Jam Wee Move & Play Wiggle Worms Yoga with Rosa April 26 80s night/DJ Gully Art Class with Patrick Barr & Kristin Moore Creole Jazz Kings Figure Drawing Drop In Free Knit and Crochet Class Free QiGong Class Horseshoe tournament IE The Magician In One Accord Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Lunch Hour Meditation Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner Open Mic Night Patterson LEGO Day Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime Riverbank Golden Ages Stanislaus County Coin Club Ukulele Beginners Class Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong WCPL Poker Wednesdays Wee Move & Play Wig Out Wednesdays Wiggle Worms Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday

Nino’s Place, Modesto Rockin’ Jump, Modesto West Side Theatre Oakdale Bicycle Shop Castle Air Museum Atwater, Ca Crocodile’s Nightclub State Theatre, Modesto Cruisers, McHenry & Kiernan Surla’s, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Eagles Hall, Modesto 2307 Fourth St, Hughson Ridgway’s, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto The Knights Ferry Museum 295 Cherry Lane, Manteca Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Deva Cafe, J St, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto West Side Theatre Denny’s 1525 McHenry Ave Panera Bread, Turlock Ralston’s Goat, Modesto Crocodile’s Nightclub VFW Hall Modesto The Boardroom, Modesto Ceres Library The Chartreuse Muse, Modesto Salida Library Oakdale Library P. Wexford’s, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Sutter Gould Office, McHenry Village Keyes Library Turlock Public Library First Methodist Modesto Modesto Senior Center Tilted Turtle, Modesto Modesto Library Modesto Library Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Waterford Public Library Tiki Lounge, Modesto Modesto Senior Center Newman Library Mancini Hall, Modesto Rivets Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Vito’s, Modesto Utopia Games, Modesto Twisted Pig, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Oakdale Library Ceres Library Denair Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Salida Library Round Table Pizza, 3848 McHenry 3014 4th St, Ceres Tilted Turtle, Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry Ave P. Wexford’s, Modesto Turlock Public Library 11914 Cahill St, Turlock Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Ceres Library Modesto Library Patterson Library Boardroom, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Shooter’s Pub & Grill Mistlin Gallery Modesto Waterford Library NTouch, Modesto Shively’s Bar & Grill, Oakdale Rivets Modesto Strings, Turlock Ridgway’s, Modesto Intrinsic Elements, Modesto Sabatino’s, Modesto P. Wexford’s, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Patterson Library Empire Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Newman Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library 3600Santa Fe St, Riverbank Denny’s 1525 McHenry Ave First Methodist Modesto First Methodist Modesto Titled Turtle, Modesto Ceres Library Tiki Lounge, Modesto Salida Library Redwood Café, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree

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CALENDAR April 27 An Evening of Dance Beer Flight Night Casanova’s Night Club David Dow and friends jam session Dia: Day of the Child/Day of the Book DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease Empire LEGO Day Johnny & Kelly Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Kyle the Great Live Music Live Music Mater Of Balance Modesto Comix Club Newman LEGO Day Oakdale Museum & History Center Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Salida Tween Book Club Some Like It Hot Spanish Preschool Storytime Thirsty Thursdays Whiskey Wednesday Who Wants the Crown April 28 An Evening of Dance Animal Talk kids program Battered Beaver Live DJs DJ Arnie DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Otto & Guests DJ Tease Fuego Night with DJ Funstrummers Gig Band Rehearsal Girls Night Out Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program Joe Baretta Band Music in Plaza Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Band Karaoke Mattea Overstreet Neil & Matt Neil Buettner Rick Barnes Rumors - “A Farce” On Stage Stanislaus Humanists Karaoke Night Teens Rockin’ Jump The Weekend Dance Party Therapy Friday Unplugged Live Music Valley Jazz Company VFW Hamburger Night Village Dancers of the Valley April 29 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up ActIvated Story Theatre ActIvated Story Theatre B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Battered Beaver DJ Awal Bilingual Preschool Storytime Dia: Day of the Child/Day of the Book DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease Folk Dancing Lessons Hughson Fruit and Nut Festival International Table Top Game Day International Tabletop GameBoard Day Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Mizz Monique’s Dragalicious Show Modesto Money Mavens : Couponing Oakdale Museum & History Center Old Skool Saturdays Old Skool Saturdays Purple Rain Tribute II Rockin’ Saturdays Rumors - “A Farce” On Stage San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers Saturday Easy D Ride Science on Screen: Iron Man 2 Sunday Bloody Funday The Weekend Dance Party Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Walk MS: Central Valley 2017 Aprii 30 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Champagne Brunch Buffet Country Music Jam with Dancing and Free Potluck FOE Breakfast Hughson Fruit and Nut Festival Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Karaoke with Laura Queen Bean Open Mic Night Rita Hosking & Sean Feder/The Dustbowl Children Rumors - “A Farce” On Stage Seniors Club Breakfast Sincerley Allison Acoustic The Big Mix The Lion in Winter VFW Breakfast Vivan Festejos

Gallo Center For the Arts Redwood Cafe, Modesto Crocodile’s Nightclub Barkin Dog Grill Modesto Waterford Public Library Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Speakeasy, Modesto Empire Library P. Wexford’s, Modesto Kaiser Dale Rd, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Sabatino’s, Modesto Deva Cafe, Modesto Surla’s, Modesto Modesto Library Newman Library 212 West F Street Hughson Public Library Salida Library Salida Library State Theatre, Modesto Modesto Library Maxi’s at Double Tree Nino’s Place, Modesto Battered Beaver, Oakdale Gallo Center For the Arts Great Valley Museum Battered Beaver, Oakdale Climax, Modesto Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Urbano, H St Modesto Boardroom, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Church of the Brethren, Modesto Other Place, Modesto MJC, West Science Center 10th St Plaza Modesto Rivets Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Yosemite Lanes, Modesto Surla’s, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Redwood Cafe, Modesto The Fruit Yard, Modesto West Side Theatre Torii’s Modesto Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Crocodile’s Nightclub Shooters Pub, Clarion Inn, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Barkin Dog Grill Modesto VFW Hall Modesto Carnegie Turlock Chevron, 815 Kansas Ave Rite Aid, Pelandale & Sisk Paterson Public Library Salida Library Oakdale Bicycle Shop Battered Beaver, Oakdale Modesto Library Riverbank Public Library Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Speakeasy, Modesto Carnegie Turlock Downtown Hughson Modesto Library Turlock Public Library Ridgway’s, Modesto Climax, Modesto Modesto Library 212 West F Street Shooter’s Pub & Grill Tilted Turtle Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Rockin’ Jump, Modesto West Side Theatre Gallo Center For the Arts Oakdale Bicycle Shop State Theatre, Modesto Ralston’s Goat, Modesto Crocodile’s Nightclub Gallo Center For the Arts Beyer Park, Modesto Cruisers, McHenry & Kiernan Surla’s, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Eagles Hall, Modesto Downtown Hughson Ridgway’s, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Center Stage Conservatory, Modesto West Side Theatre Denny’s 1525 McHenry Ave Deva Cafe, J St, Modesto Crocodile’s Nightclub State Theatre, Modesto VFW Hall Modesto Gallo Center For the Arts

The British are Coming! You can help support the amazing Hope Haven West Wheelchair Charity by rocking out to the best of the British Invasion.  Third Party will take you on a tour of the 60s, MariRose Powell will enchant as Dusty Springfield , Loge Pole Pickers will rock you and Chosen Few pay tribute to Black Sabbath. Sat. April 15th 

Tix are $10 at the door. 13254 Coldwell 6-10 pm

April Blues Shows

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1st Poorhouse Millionaires at the Sierra Beer Train, Oakdale 1st John Clifton at Torch Club, Sacramento 2nd Roy Rogers and the Delta Rhythm KIngs at Moe’s Alley, Santa Cruz 6th A.C. Miles at Black Oak Casino 7th Terrie Londee and the B-4 Dawn Band at Vintage Lounge, Turlock 8th Big Earl & the Cryin Shame, Shad Harris and the Goovinatiors, Rob Hill Band at The Portal, Modesto 15th Big Earl and the Cryin’ Shame at Torch Club, Sacramento 21st Terrie Londee and the B-4 Dawn Band at Vintage Lounge, Turlock 28th Poorhouse Millionaires at Sandude Brewery 29th Jeramy Norris & the Dangerous Mood @ Hughson Fruit and Nut Festival Every Thursday you can jam at the Barkin Dog in Modesto with host David Dow Or you can jam with Jeramy Norris and the Dangerous Mood at the Garlic Brothers in Stockton

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GO DOWTOWN MODESTO

Open Early!

Many restaurants start serving dinner early so that you can get a nice meal in before the shows and movies that begin at 7 or 7:30.

Open Late!

Downtown Modesto is the place to be late Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. There is live music every night of the week in one of our great clubs or restaurants. After the show, stop and enjoy a nightcap.

Parking

There are parking garages at 9th and L Street, 11th and K Street, 11th and I Street and 12th and H Street. Parking is close to all restaurants!

Try a Cab

It’s getting easier to catch a cab, both to downtown and home from downtown. Why deal with driving and parking? Take the easy way... Affordable Cab 209-753-8005 Touch of Class Cab  209-575-0609 Cash Cab 209-740-1390 Checker Cab: 888-487-5411 City Cab  209-818-4144 DeSoto Cab: 209-577-8888 Edith’s Cab: 402-0377 Lucky 7 Cab: 209-985-8533  209-877-7676 Metro Cab: 209-533-3333 Modesto Cab Company:  209-521-7320 Quality Cab: 209-552-9898 Red Top Taxi Cab:   209-524-4741 Taxi Taxi Cab:  209-756-1035 Town Cab:  209-404-2727 United Cab:  209-888-8888 Urban Taxi Cab:  209-351-0222 Yellow Cab of Modesto: 209-524-8294 Oakdale Taxi:  209-869-5552 Uber Personal Car Service:Download the Uber app

Find local restaurants

www.modestoview.com Locally Owned

Most all of the downtown restaurants are locally owned. They hire local people and the money you spend stays right here in town. Local restaurants purchase from local farmers and feature local ingredients.

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GoDowntown Modesto Music in the Plaza

There is a new season of local music in 10th St Plaza.   It will be bright, shiny, bubbly, bouncy and fun.   Enjoy our downtown plaza and take in a great dinner, some fabulous drinks and then a movie at Brenden all while listening to a fantastic line up of music.   This is your summer playlist Modesto so grab your friends, head downtown, get a good spot and enjoy a Modesto evening. Opening day is April 28 with national recording artist, the one and only Joe Barretta Band of Modesto. Music is 7-9 in 10th St Plaza.    Thanks to ModestoView, the Modesto DID, Fuzio, Brenden, Ralston’s Goat, ModestoView, MAMA Records, Visit Modesto, City of Modesto and the Downtown Modesto Partnership  

Amgen Is Coming – May 15

The eyes of the global cycling world will be on Modesto USA on May 15 as the elite of the elite of world cycling ride into downtown Modesto to start Stage 2 of the 2017 Amgen Tour of California. Showcased in a lifestyle family festival that will begin at 7 am, you will be able to see each and every rider as they sign in to the stage and you can check out the team cars, busses and mechanics as they get the riders ready to race to San Jose. Mark your calendar.     The race will begin at 11:45 on Monday, May 15 at 11th and I St. http://www.amgentourofcalifornia.com/

BunnyCon – April 8 7 pm Firkin & Fox

Yes friends, just when you thought a pub crawl couldn’t get more fun, here comes BunnyCon 2017. Get your flowers, ears and your cotton tail all ready and head to downtown Modesto on April 8 after Love Modesto.  This will be an amazing time, with drink specials at each of the pubs, merriment for all, and of course, a spring time tour of downtown Modesto with the help of your friends and soon to be friends.   This is a free event, but please, bring some cash to tip your bartenders.  This is a fantastic way to meet and greet and experience the many downtown Modesto venues in one big giant happy hopping sampling time.  This will include Cheroot, Ralston’s Goat, Fuzio, Sandude, Speakeasy, Tresetti’s, Skewer’s and more!  Hope to see hoppin to the Bunny Con.    The basic BUNNY HOP plan: 1. Dress up - add something to your bunny ears for more interesting appeal. Ears are the minimum! Or be another springtime creature. Or a carrot. Or a hunter. Get in the spirit and try not to wear regular clothes. 2. Be sexy (like we need to tell you that). 3. Be happy - the Easter Bunny is always happy. 4. Bring cash for the bartenders, tip well. 5. Don’t be THAT Bunny - you know who we mean. 6. No Bunny left behind - look out for each other. And remember... what one Bunny can’t get away with, MANY can, so make sure you all hop together.

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