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April 8 & 9 - Blue Man Group – Gallo Center April 16 - Walk a Mile in Her Shoes – 11th and ISt April  22 & 23 - Million Dollar Quartet - Gallo Center April 18 - Volbeat - Modesto Center Plaza April 29 - Livingston Taylor – State Theatre April 14 - Modesto Nuts Opening Day – John Thurman Field April 27 - Jackson Brown – Turlock Community Theatre April 9 - Windy Hill Band & Red Dog Ash – West Side Theatre April 10 - Jaffa Road – Congregation Beth Shalom April 20 - The Ann Wilson Thing – Gallo Center Please note: the Modesto Unplugged Music Fest runs from April 1 – 30    Check our calendar for the details of each event at www.modestoview.com

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GREETINGS

Greetings Modesto Friends!

Spring just gets huge inApril.

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GREETINGS VIEW STREET VIEW COMMUNITY VIEW ART VIEW BREW VIEW PERFORMANCE VIEW CHEF VIEW BAR VIEW UNPLUGGED VIEW POETRY VIEW BASEBALL VIEW INTER VIEW BIG VIEW METAL VIEW MAMA VIEW JAZZ & BLUES VIEW BLUES VIEW FIT VIEW ALL AGES VIEW ZEN VIEW BARGAIN VIEW COMEDY VIEW CALENDAR VIEW REAR VIEW

Everything is so fun, hitting the bike trails, the patios of the restaurants are perfect, the evenings are long and the farmer’s markets are open. The tastes, smells and sounds are just fresher than fresh. This is our community and we are surrounded by friends.   Modesto has a special sense of  dedication and cooperation. We keep hearing that we are at the bottom of these national lists, but I dare say that we are on the top of many other lists, like volunteerism, teamwork, community outreach, performing arts, music, art and one of my favorites, locally grown food.   Yes, friends, it is this spirit that makes it special to live and work here.  It is this spirit that we are attracting our next generation to live here and those that grew up here are making the decision to return.  It is our mission, let’s create a city where the next generation has opportunity and can shine. April brings us Love Modesto and in this spirit of community action, we are highlighting the many ways we can volunteer and lend a hand.  As you can see in our interview with Love Modesto founder Jeff Pishney, we need to make sure that we lend a hand all year long and we encourage you to join us on April 23 in downtown to see many of the amazing things you can do.    Volunteering is easy and it can be fun.   It is not just litter clean ups, but there is something for everyone here in Modesto.  This is what makes different and event better than many cities.   We have a new community section in ModestoView.com where we will regularly update you on things we can do together.  We are the change.  It is up to us to make a difference.  We can do it. I love to travel, and the best part about travelling is bringing cool ideas back to Modesto. 

I am working hard as part of the Downtown Partnership Team to make a downtown where we can all gather can enjoy being Modestans. The most important thing that I bring back is we need to celebrate who we are.  The wining cities are creative and celebrate their culture.  That is what people want to see when they travel.  We need a vibrant downtown, but we should not try to be downtown Walnut Creek or Livermore.  We need to be “Downtown Modesto”.  We have a rich history as the “Birthplace of Rockabilly” in 1938, the “Home of American Graffiti” and classic cars, and an agricultural base that is the envy of the world.  This is who we are, and this is what our brand should be.  We are a classic American City and we have a powerful identity and we need to make this part of our marketing efforts for not only our own residents, but to people around the world.   Let’s be who we are and tell the

world about it. These are just some of the things that make me really proud to be a Modestan. We have an exciting history, amazing friends and neighbors, an ag economy that will power us into the future and a story that will attract the next generation.  Let’s reach out this month and really lend a hand to each other and our community.  It will be an exciting time. Thank you all for reading and thanks for being ModestoView friends.

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The Modesto Sunset Leo Club is an officially chartered club of Lions Clubs International. There are over 6,500 Leo’s Clubs in more than 150 nations throughout the world.  LEO stands for Leadership, Experience and Opportunity.  The goal of the Leo Club is to provide young people with the opportunity for development and contribution, individually and collectively, as part of the community.  Community service is the cornerstone foundation of the Leo program, training kids to make a lifetime commitment to helping others.  The Modesto Sunset Leo club meets once a month and tries to do a community service project every other month.  Some of the projects the Leo’s have done are:  serving Christmas dinner at the Howard Training Center, volunteering at the Gospel Mission, buying and filling backpacks for students at Shackelford, organizing a pajama drive for Sierra Vista children’s center, working at “Parker’s Prom” at Madera Children’s Hospital,  running a booth at Earth Day and inspecting and cleaning thousands of donated eyeglasses to be given to those in need - just to name a few.  They are always looking for great projects to help out the community.  If anyone would like more information  about the Modesto Sunset Leos or would like to join they can contact Leo Advisor Karin Rodriguez at 595-3202 or Susie Hatfield at 604-8371. Some of the Sunset Leos  are pictured on the cover Henry Hauschlidt, Ana David, Anna Gorman, Leia  Johnson,  Chloe Glasscock, Nathalie Castillo, David Gorman, Monica Virgil, Sofia Johnson, Anya Baily, Micah Corralez and Kayli Wilson

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STREET Our StreetView this month will be from the garden perspective. Every year, Modesto Garden Club hosts the Annual Garden Tour.  This month, the event will be focused in the College area with 6 homes on display.   These homes are chosen for their artistry, creativity, conservation and creative use of techniques.   You can purchase tix and a map for the Modesto Garden Club tour online or at the Garden Club Office at 622 14th St.   The Garden Club is involved in many activities and has gardens they maintain all over the city. You can get involved at many different levels. Also note that there are a variety of test/sample gardens on site at the office showcasing many different techniques.  Check it out and get your tix today.  

Modesto Garden Club Annual Tour April 16th 9 am to 4 pm  Tix are $20 www.modestogardenclub.org 209-529-7360

Watch Modesto

by Chris Murphy

Photo Brandi Brown Were you excited when Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” host Guy Fieri and his crew were filming in Modesto Jan. 21-22?   It was so much fun and food fans were following the film crew all over town and the chase was part of the game.  A couple of our local places were the stars of the show.   Bauers 66 1Ž2 Skillet and Grill, The Food Fix Truck, and Commonwealth GastroPub were the filming locations.   The ViewCrew presented Guy with a copy of ModestoView and gave him a Modesto Graffiti USA cup and shotglass.  Now it is time to watch the shows.  Bauers 66 1Ž2 and the Food Fix truck are the first episodes.    The Commonwealth episode does not have a date yet.   Here are the dates and times on the Food Network.   

April 15  10 pm  Food Fix Truck April   22 10 pm  Bauers 66/12     

GO OAKDALE! OAKDALE RODEO

This is one of the longest running rodeos on the west coast. Live from the Cowboy Capitol of Oakdale, the festivities start early the week of April 5 and get crazier as it leads up to the weekend finals.  One of the highlights of the week is the Rodeo Parade on Saturday morning.  Key rendezvous point is the H-Bar-B where they make a mean ViewCrew tested Bloody Mary.   Key rendezvous points are the H-B Bar where they make an amazing ViewCrew tested Bloody Mary.  The weekend events at the rodeo grounds are great for the whole family as there is a lot of food, fun, thrills and spills.  Plus you want walk through a lot of the corrals there and see some of the most amazing animals and check out the Cowboy and Cowgirl actions.  Good times. Get tix and more information:   www.oakdalerodeo.com Schedule April 5  - Local Team Roping – 7 pm – Rodeo Grounds April 6  - Cowgirl Luncheon – 11:30  - Sold Out April 7  - Oakdale Rodeo Queen Crowning – 6 pm – Cowboy Museum April 8  - Time Event Slack  - Rodeo Grounds  8 am April 8  - Barrel Racing Slack – Rodeo Grounds 1 pm April 9 -  Oakdale Rodeo Parade – Downtown Oakdale – 9 am April 9  - Timed Event Slack – Rodeo Grouds – 8 am April 9  -  PRCA 1st Rodeo Performance – Rodeo Grounds 1 pm April 9  -  Oakdale Rodeo Dance – Rodeo Clubhouse  - 7 pm April 10 – Rodeo Church  - Rodeo Clubhouse – 10 am April 10  - 2nd Rodeo Performance  & Finals   Rodeo Grounds – 1 pm

MODESTO BIKE TO WORK DAY THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2016

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COMMUNITY Great Neighbors

PUBLISHER Chris Murphy chrism@modestoview.com MANAGING EDITOR Brandilyn Brown

SALES AND ADVERTISING Advertising@modestoview.com DESIGN, LAYOUT, & ART PGrimaldi, Creative Art Director / Designer Peter Grimaldi pete@pgrimaldicreative.com Contributing Artist 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 Mike Vanek Javier Lopez Leia Johnson Dana Johnson Earl Mathews Mary Layton Monica Barber Ken White Blia Vang Brandilyn Brown Brianna Mooney Maryann Spikes

By Maryann Spikes Meet one of Modesto’s great neighbors, David Lambert, leader of the Modesto chapter of the Guardian Angels (GAs) and the Facebook-born group, Homelessness & Poverty in Stanislaus. We met for the first time at the most recent Focus on Prevention meeting geared to neighborhood leaders. Then his Facebook group had our first meeting at Ralston’s Goat, the location of the new iconic Rick Hernstedt mural at 10th and J. David is about empowerment. “Citizen involvement is the backbone of secure communities. The GAs are a unique organization; we prevent crime, but we are basically a community service and empowerment organization” says David. “I’ve admired the GAs since the early 80s, because this is my core belief: The job of making our cities better belongs to the people, and it’s the citizen’s obligation to recognize his or her membership in something bigger

than the individual” he continues. The Modesto Guardian Angels get a lot of welcome honk-and-waves and people thanking them while they coordinate with MPD out on neighborhood safety patrols. They recently provided extra security at the Snoop Dogg concert at the Fat Cat, and teamed up with the Stockton chapter to assist with their third annual Valentine’s block party. David thinks that society needs to reconnect “Everything that society seems to have forgotten is embodied in the GAs - duty, service, honor, virtue... I’ve always thought if I had the chance, I would join. If you’d asked me a couple years ago, I’d have

said I’m too old” he continues. “However, I saw some GAs at last year’s Love Modesto event and started a conversation. That’s how I got involved. I became friends with the Western Regional Director from Stockton, Sean Rodgers, whom I consider a good man and a mentor.” David was rapidly promoted to a leadership position. This spring, the GAs will be working on putting together an anti-bullying presentation for schools, increasing homeless engagement, and recruiting for effective safety patrols. Whether you are looking to participate in or benefit from patrols, anti-bullying messages for youth programs, self-defense or CPR training, or other forms of community empowerment, all ages (with parent permission, if under 18) are welcome to contact David at Modesto Guardian Angels on Facebook, email him at modestoguardianangels@gmail.com, or call him with any questions at 760-500-2300. You are also invited to learn more about the Modesto Guardian Angels at their monthly “Fourth Friday” event, Meet the Angels, at the Denny’s at Five Points, from 6pm-8pm. If you would like to donate, you can mail a check to The Alliance of Guardian Angels (write “Modesto Chapter” in the memo) at 2307 Oakdale Rd. #109, Modesto, CA 95355

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ART Young At Art by Jim Christiansen Tammy Jo Schoppet

March does take off with a bang this month. “Young at Art,” the annual student show opens at Mistlin Gallery, with a run to March 19, where it finishes with an artist reception and Awards Ceremony at 2:30 pm.  Student art featured in several age categories and media, from preschool to High School.  Open Studio maps are available March 1, at Mistlin Gallery, Carnegie Arts Center, Chartreuse Muse, The Artist Loft, Crow Trading, Oakdale Chamber of Commerce, Modesto Convention and Visitors Bureau.  Maps are $10, and Students 18 and under get in FREE with a map holder.  Stanislaus Artist Open Studio now has 81 artists, at 43 locations.  This Lynn Darpinian year the raffle drawing for the 6 $200 gift certificates, good to spend at one of the studios of your choice on the tour, will be done by Art Walk Night in April, in advance of the tour, with time to plan your trip.  More information on that next month.

Shows in progress from last month. Mary Bucknam Oil Paintings featured at McHenry Museum to March 6.  Nadine Barret among artists featured at Still Smoking.  “Welcome to the Pacific” featuring Artist Dean De Cocker at the Main Street Gallery, and “Missing Volumes” by Christian Hali at the Building Imagination Center, both CSUS galleries on Main Street in Turlock, run through March 24. Carolyn Huff Photography Gallery will feature Artist, poet, author Georgene Lang through March. Central Valley Art Festival will run two nights of pop up art show at Stanislaus State, March 4 and 5, 7 pm to Midnight.  For more information on that one, see www.centralvalleyartfestival.com  If you’d like to take and oil painting class, refer to last month’s Art View for David Bienkowski’s 6 class course, March 10 to April 11. The Central California Art Showcase artists beware the ides of March, is the March 14

receiving date. March 4 is the announcement of acceptance, and the show will open at both the Mistlin Gallery and Carnegie Arts Center April 1 to May 27. Art Walk maps change this month, with a new listing of venues featuring local artists listed for the Downtown Modesto Third Thursday.  The map will be good until September.  Some changes being floated for Art Walk, and patrons and artists might want to weigh in with some suggestions.  Our every month schedule is one of the few art communities that put and art walk on, but the frequency of our monthly get out downtown event might change.  An “Art Alley” designed by Chris Murphy is proposed from J Street down to the Chartreuse Muse, that may include more murals to those walls, and pop up opportunities for artists to expand opportunities to show.  As yet to be organized, including how to apply, fees if any, etc.  This has been interactive event for over a decade, so if a fan of art walk, patron, participating artist, get some feedback into the project.  Website is www.modestoartwalk.com   For Pop Up street artists, I met

one this art walk by Preservation Coffee. Evan, with hand crafted crystal and mineral pieces for healing crystal art.  Always check out our downtown venues off the map, for the local artists, poets, musicians they may have on hand, during the monthly Third Thursday Outing. The “Art of Justice” art show and fundraiser for the Stanislaus Family Justice Center returns for another great show, where local artists are paired with the works of the centers younger student artists with a theme or message, to produce and inspired work of art donated to the fundraising effort.  My pick this year involves the exercise of “The Monster in Me” with “hecka colors, hecka legs.  Show will be staged at the Center on I Street, March 23.  Please support local artists, buy local art and consider local art for your home or office

Discounted Fair Tickets Go On Sale April 30th! Get your discounted admission tickets, unlimited ride wristbands, and Fair season passes April 30th – July 7th only. Available at: Fair Box Office

900 N. Broadway, Turlock

July 8-17, 2016

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Wine Tasting Fun

by Brandilyn Brown & Christopher Mitchell

Any local wine drinker is familiar with Modesto’s own Gallo, and most have also been to Lodi and Murphy’s for all the wine tasting adventures found there. While I’m a fan of “Sip, Savor Lodi”, I’m here to tell you that you no longer have to drive to another county to get great wine. Hidden in the back of McHenry Village is a great little store call Stewart & Jasper. When you walk in, you become surrounded by bottles of all varietals and types of wine. It is a mini vino paradise in the heart of our city. What makes this store unique is definitely the wine bar in the back corner. They are serving up wine tastings Monday through Saturday, and the offerings change frequently. Every three weeks the tasting menu changes, and the flight special changes (you guessed it) weekly. There are so many different wines to try, you really want to come in frequently and find a new favorite. This isn’t a typical bar atmosphere, it’s relaxed, with soft couches and dusk lighting, so you can easily escape an overwhelming day. They also serve beer, including some local favorites such as Dust Bowl & Stone, for the beer drinkers who accompany their buddies for a taste. We attended the Textbook Vineyards tasting, which included a flight of four 2 ounce pours for only $10. The four wines were very tasty! The Merlot took the cake, and the Chardonnay came in a close second. During the tasting, you can walk around the store and sample their treats like cheese smothered in Apricot Pepper sauce, Sun Dried Tomato Almonds, or their addicting Butter Toffee Nuggets. The diversity of their selection will astound you. Though their wines are mostly Californian, they do have a small amount of imports to round out their

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medley of varietals. One of the special wines on rotation to taste was the Jeremy Wine Co. Chocolate Port, which by far was my favorite of the evening. I bought a bottle to bring home with me because it is an absolutely divine dessert wine! After enjoying the tasting Brandilyn went back to meet with Retail Sales Manager Brittney Mitich, and get the 411 on this perfect little wine bar. MV: What makes Stewart & Jasper unique? BM: Our wine bar is the perfect complement to our nuts. We offer something you can’t find anywhere else. Our almond growers are local to this area and we want to support them in their communities. Modesto and Patterson were locations that just made sense. McHenry Village matches our style. Here you can get a gift basket with great tasting almonds from local farmers, AND you can pair it with a bottle of wine you hand-picked!   MV: What is your favorite wine? BM: Opolo Vineyards, Mountain Zinfandel, from Paso Robles. MV: Beatles or Stones? BM: Both! I grew up with both.

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1700 McHenry, St 58, Modesto CA 95350 #209-862-0555 www.stewartandjasper.com Patterson location also has a wine bar. 2985 Renzo Ln, Patterson CA 95363 #209895-9463 Both locations prefer RSVPs for large groups. If you enjoy painting, Patterson will be hosting an Apricot Fiesta themed “Wine & Paint Night” on April 24th from 4pm-7pm. $45 tickets. Call the Patterson store for more info.

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PERFORMANCE A Time to Perform in April by Kaye Osborn Spring has sprung! Many high school drama productions are over.  They will reconvene next fall.  Tis the season for musical and dance recitals.  We certainly are fortunate to live in an area that has numerous artistic offerings.  Sometimes, I wish I could clone myself so I can attend everything. Live performances are such a unique experience for each audience.  The performers bring their energy to the house and the audience gives their energy to the performers.  It is exhilarating!  It is memorable!  It is thrilling!  Imagine you are in a spot light, singing a solo when your pianist’s light unexpectedly turns off!  What would you do?  Well, this happened during our musical of Sleepy Hollow.  The young performer professionally waited quietly for the light to be fixed.  Very impressive!  The appreciative crowd applauded and the show continued.  Next month, I will be showcasing the Central

Valley Youth Harp Ensemble and Candy’s Chorusters. Hope to see you at the theater! Here’s what happening in our neck of the woods! Modesto Junior College Lots of musical offerings including voice, string, jazz band, electronic music, guitar, piano, wind, symphonic, improve, choir, new music and a story telling festival and dance. https://ems.yosemite.edu/MasterCalendar/ MasterCalendar.aspx 576-6776 T-F, noon t- 5 PM mjc.tix.com   mjc.edu   Townsend Opera Players Recital Series #3 & #5 April 12, 14:  7:30 PM Deva Café   Tickets: $10-$25   Gallo Center Blue Man Group April 8-9  - 8 PM & 2 PM: Tickets:  $59-$99   Come Together:  The Beatles Concert Experience April 9:  7:30 PM:  Tickets $25-$45   Million Dollar Quartet April 22-23:  8 PM & 2 PM:  Tickets $39$99

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California State University Stanislaus (CSUS) Opera, jazz, chamber music will be offered during April. www.csustan.edu/soa/events Tickets:  667-3958   April 28 Epsilon Nu Presents “Fun” Raiser-Modesto Benefits Education Programs of SCOE 5:00 PM drinks, food, drawings 7:00 PM classic movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s State Theater Tickets online @thestate.org $25 donation   Who Killed F-Stop Fitzgerald West Side Players presents their first Radio stage play. Friday and Saturday, April 22, 23, 2016 7 p.m. $25 includes dinner  

This is an engaging radio studio setting with writers of that time period standing at the mic making the past come alive. Come enjoy this Radio Theatre/Dinner Play dressed in your 1920’s/1930’s  F. Scott and Daisy Fitzgerald style clothing. Missoula Children’s Theatre production of Peter and Wendy   Peter and Wendy Saturday, April 30, 2016 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Cast of 64 local children performing MCT’s version of Peter and Wendy. Adults $10, Children $5   West Side Theatre 1331 Main Street Newman, CA 209-862-4490 info@westsidetheatre.org www.westsidetheatre.org See also “Collecting the Echoes” on Page 30

Traditional Seder Friday April 22 7:00 – 11:30pm

Musical Seder

Saturday April 23 7:30 – 9:45 pm

Celebrate Passover with Congregation Beth Shalom!

Both Seders include a full catered meal and will be led by our very own Rabbi Shalom

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McHENRY EVENT CENTER, completely remodeled and refurbished, is known as one of Modesto’s best venues for Weddings and Quinceañeras. The former ELKS LODGE offers five rooms and two patios to accommodate from 15 to 1600 people. Call and visit our site to choose the perfect room for  your event. McHENRY EVENT CENTER also provides rooms for Corporate Meetings, Service Clubs and Networking Non-Profit groups.  THE SEASONS CATERING provides dining services for both On-site and Off-site events. Call and consult with our Chef and your Event Coordinator to discuss your events Catering needs. Arrange a meeting at our location where you can sit down and relax among the decor of our elegant facility. No matter what your catering needs, we invite you to consider McHENRY EVENT CENTER and THE SEASONS CATERING for your special event. Our goal is to “Make Your Event Memorable...”

For over 12 years , we have offered no rental fee for nonprofits and service groups with the purchase of catering.

Now, no room fee also for Celebration of Life

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Giddy Up at Rivi’s! I can finally believe the great buzz I keep hearing about Oakdale’s Rivi’s. It’s not a chuck wagon, and you won’t find calf head soup or red flannel hash on the menu, but you will be able to satisfy your hearty appetite and your taste buds will have a new flavor addiction! As an Oakdale resident I couldn’t be more delighted by welcoming Rivi’s to Oakdale as it is a one of a kind place purposely designed by owners Amy and Paul Rivera to not shadow other small business owners out of respect and a true sense of a shared community. That’s just so nice! I asked Paul what inspired him to open Rivi’s in Oct. 2105; “I had to give Amy something for our 10 year anniversary!” Thank you for raising the bar for all the husbands! From the outside of Rivi’s my first impression was, it’s so quaint. Soon as I walked through the door my eyes had so much more too view. I love this place! From the warm tones throughout to the Tuscany vibe I immediately picked up on in the front wine bar. I found myself exploring further down the corridor where I found more casual seating & an open kitchen. Nothing to hide when it comes to what’s going in my mouth is even better. I continued down a bit further & on the left was a swanky lil’ cozy parlor with antique furniture where I could have an intimate private gathering. While at the end of the corridor I see flames that lure me in to a gorgeous and spacious patio with a stunning glass fire pit and outdoor heaters. Are you sure I’m still in Oakdale?! Chef Travis Chavez impressed me with his red roasted peppers hummus & pita bread. Then came the ground lamb shepherd’s pie full of tasty flavors. Oh yeah I’m thinking I may redefine “cow” girl! Yep, prime rib sliders with a signature orange-mint horseradish & bbq sauce with onions, cheese and au jus served

Hey Bartender! FB: Dana’s Family Kitchen FOX40: See Chef Dana every 1st Friday of the month

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with apple slaw & sweet potato fries! In a word “Dana~licious!” Amy & Paul’s fav, too! No stopping me now as the lamb shank, white cheddar mash, and demi glaze seasonal veggies insisted I sample them, too! Way to go, the presentation matched my palate remarkably. I’m allergic, but the Ahi tuna also comes with high praise. Moussse, chocolate cake, & cheesecake, really? Next time I’ll start with that! Thanks to Brian the Smiling Mixologist (find him on FB!) aka Joe for the invite & having

such a solid following as he’s behind the wine bar at Rivi’s. 32 wines by the glass and many more by the bottle! Yes, they pour flights of wine & beer! They have 6 rotating taps with at least 2 beers from Oakdale’s Last Call Brewery. Plus 805 and Framboise Lambic Raspberry from Belguim. Yes, I was in flight and finished by sampling some smooth ports! Hard to find good port, love this with or as dessert! Modesto View signature question? Beatles or Stones? Amy & Paul both said Beatles, but they had some wine and they may have only heard me said Beatles, so I don’t their response counts in my tally! Cheers Dah~lings! (Chris’ note: It counts on the Beatles tally)  

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I love people and this is the main reason I’m a bartender. It has nothing to do with the party life or the life of a bartender.  I love to talk to people.  I feel kind of like a psychiatrist.   Bartending is really fun, and I like to try to guess what it is they might want.    You can kind of get a flavor of what people are like.   Sometimes I am right, sometimes I am wrong but if I have seen you once, I will never forget your drink.   I like making all of the traditional drinks.  One night, I had a man who was about 90 come in and order an Old Fashioned, and he was skeptical that I could make the proper drink.  He said “I’m having one and done”.  So I went on my way and I looked over and the drink was gone.  So he asked me for another one.  I was so proud that he liked that drink.   He had four of them.  Made my night.     I love to make vodka drinks and that is my go to drink.  If someone asks me to “make them something”, I will lead with a vodka drink.   One of the strangest drinks I ever made was a Vodka and Campari, and I wondered why would anyone  want to do that.  I made it and he loved it.  But one of my favorite things to make is the Boardroom Kitty.   I tell them to be very careful as they are really good and they taste like a Starburst.   Recipe is a secret, but I make a lot of them. I love what I do and when you come here, you never have an unhappy Maddy.   I love to be around people and the Boardroom is a great place to be.  We are here for the old school, the new school and great get togethers.  See you here.  Madison Olds The Boardroom 1528 J St Modesto  209-409-8665  www.facebook.com/theboardroombarandlounge

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by Aaron Rowan Picking up right where last month left off (take a moment to read back through the March edition of Unplugged View if you have it lying about somewhere), the Modesto Unplugged Music Festival’s fifth anniversary celebration continues through the second half of April. Saturday 4/16, we’ll have an intimate evening with our local country-rock ambassador Patty Castillo Davis, winner of the Modesto Area Music Award for best singer-songwriter. Her thoughtful, definitive songwriting has given this award winner credibility and acceptance by the Los Angeles and Nashville music publishing communities. This sweet vocalist even sang for the Pope once. Look for some special guests at this showcase, at the Gottschalk Music Center, 133 Burney St. (in their recital room - entrance at 1502 E St.) starting at 6:30. $10 admission at the door. The next day, Sunday afternoon 4/17, we have another MUMF partner event, presented by the Modesto Community Concert Association. Two-time Juno-winning banjoist Jayme Stone and his band the Lomax Project make music inspired by folk traditions from around the world. His latest album, Room of Wonders, explores music from Norway, Sweden, Bulgaria, Brazil, Italy and North America. They will be performing at the Gallo Center at 3 PM. Tickets range from $15-$30. Visit www.modestocca. org for more info on this concert. Sunday evening 4/24, we have the privilege of hosting a wonderful keyboardist/singer named Victoria Theodore, also happening at the Gottschalk Music Center’s recital room. Victoria was a member of Stevie Wonder’s touring band for 6 years, and a regular performer on the Arsenio Hall Show. On her debut solo album ‘Grateful’, she delivers a beautiful blend of jazz, pop and R&B, reflecting her training as a classical pianist. Also performing is the Jimmy Grant Ensemble, with a repertoire of acoustic gypsy jazz, laced with influences of Russian folk, bluegrass, Celtic and classical music. Doors at 5:30, music at 6. $15 admission. Thursday 4/28, it’s blues and banjo with Doug Adamz and Donna Lynn Caskey. Doug is a masterful guitar player, a soulful singer, and an outrageous harmonica player. He’s got a great insightful poetry in his lyrics and a terrific sense of humor. Donna is an innovative clawhammer “Banjo Gal” with a time-

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less quality that hearkens back to traditional old-time mountain music and bluegrass while artfully exploring contemporary subject matter. Showcase is at 7 PM at the Peer Recovery Art Project, 1222 J St. $10 at the door. Friday 4/29, the last of our partner events, this one brought to you by Uncle Lonny Presents. Livingston Taylor, a noted singer-songwriter and the brother of James Taylor, will perform at the State Theater in a benefit concert for Hope Haven West, which collects and distributes wheelchairs to those in need in developing countries. Livingston has enthralled audiences for forty years with a diverse original repertoire of country, folk, bluegrass, and blues. 1307 J St. Concert at 8 PM. Tickets are $22, $28 and $32. And then on Saturday evening 4/30, we go out with a bang with a lineup of ensemble acts: Steelin’ The Beat, a lively steelpan drum ensemble made up of Oakdale High School students who were among the band finalists of Valley’s

Got Talent in 2014; the Funstrummers, our beloved local ukulele band; the World Harmony Chorus, performing acapella renditions of African hymns, Appalachian shape-note songs, Eastern European kolos, Venezuelan choral works and much more; and for our grand finale, a full 45-piece symphony orchestra conducted by our dear friend Marie Maxfield, which will perform a pops-style set. Marie is a veteran orchestral performer who plays just about every symphony instrument there is. She and her players are certain to deliver the most dynamic ending our festival has ever had. This closing night celebration will take place in the sanctuary at First United Methodist Church, 850 16th St., from 7-10 PM. Admission is just $15 for this unforgettable evening. With so many diverse sounds to enjoy this month, don’t let the chance pass you by to experience something new in the local music scene. We hope to see you out and about at MUMfest 2016!

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You’ve seen him at the red light on the corner of Heartbreak & Despair, plucking his guitar, a B.B. King riff buzzing around your closed window like a wasp you want to keep out. His guitar case is wide open like a screaming mouth, nickels inside like shiny teeth, you wonder how long he can keep playing on these cold nights, but you have never asked. You’re light is green. Your home is waiting for you. How human can we really be if we don’t use our ears to listen to the blues that play on the corners of so many streets? Ubuntu: A person is a person through other persons. We are dominoes, falling around the world like a roller coaster, and we fight against those who push us down instead of reaching out to those who’ve already fallen.

by Leia Johnson We supplied them with backpacks, pencils, rules, scissors, and more. The school was so grator our help. Soon we will all get together and clean eyeglasses to be distributed to developing nations throughout the world. Last time we cleaned over 2,000 glasses. We hung out, listened to music, and laughed while being able to help someone see better. The se are just some of the wonderful opportunities you will have by joining the Leos Club. We also would appreciate donations of good condition prescription glasses. Did you know 153 million people worldwide are in need of corrective lens, but don’t have them. Lions and Leos clubs collect millions of eye glasses each year. If you would like to try Leos out to see if you want to be a part of it then you are more than welcome to join us for a day. We have a membership drive May 9th at Modesto Bowl. If you are interested in participating, donating, joining, or trying out Leos, call Karin at (209) 595-3202 for more information.

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a life-changinevent that helps our community celebrate the lives of people who have battled can remember loved ones lost, and fi ght back against the disease. Your asons for getting involved in Relay For Life are as unique and special as the story that motivates you. Because of your support, we are creating a world with less cancer and more birthdays! This is a wonderful event in Modesto and the track is lined with really incredible booths where teams show their support, sell crafts and food to raise funds. There is an amazing luminary walk at dusk that is mazingly powerful. Please consider supporting this event, support a team or just make a donation. www.relayforlife.org and then type in Modesto, CA

II. You’ve seen her at the bus stop— the single mother wrapped in ripped blankets, her toddler asleep on the metal bench as bullets of rain rattle the glass walls that keep them dry. For a moment, you consider the empty seats in your car, the trunk that could fit her stroller. You’re both going in the same direction but in two entirely different ways. How useless have our eyes become for only seeing what we want? The glow of a new iPad, the sky blue swimming pool you hope to dive into this summer, or the savings account, always the savings, the savings, the savings. But who will you save with the money you keep? Ubuntu: A person is a person through other persons. We are gravity, bound by our feet to this earth, to each other. You can try to float or fly away in your private jet, but even airplanes come down eventually, on runways or engulfed in flames. III. Count your fingers like blessings: We are lucky to have hands to hold our Gucci purses, our money in a fist so tight a crowbar couldn’t pry our fingers apart. But these are the same hands that can pull a man onto his feet or hug a boy who has lost his father. These are the palms that are raised in class. The world is full of questions, and we need teachers to answer them. We are interconnected, and knowledge is the only shackle that can’t be unbroken, but when you cut education, every student bleeds. Ubuntu: A person is a person through other persons. So your choice is simple: Be there for someone or let someone be there for you. If you choose solitude, you choose death, and we are already dying without you. Instead, lift us up. Turn over every stone, every couch cushion. Do not give up until you find hope, and then deliver it to the hopeless, one ray of light, one handful of love at a time.

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Opening day is April 14 where the Nuts play a home game against the Stockton Ports. This series continues until the 17.  The Bakersfield Blaze are in town April 18- 20.  Stockton returns April 29 & 30th.   Download the full schedule at www.modestonuts.com

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Love Modesto began in 2007 when local pastor Jeff Pishney wondered why Modesto was always listed in the “worst cities lists”. Most importantly, what could he, his church community and the city at large to together to change the trajectory for good.  Could his mission succeed?   Yes, it has, not only has this succeeded locally, it has spread across the USA with www. LoveOurCities.org. I am sure you have seen the “Heart Modesto” bumperstickers all over, but wondered what this was all about.   Love Modesto has succeeded because it is allinclusive, reaches across communities, genders and religions affiliations. The projects are sustainable and the magic in this event is that it makes it easy and accessible for people to get involved, and more importantly stay involved.  ModestoView has been a proud supporter of Love Modesto for many years and will be again this year.   Last year he launched a brand new 501(c)3 called “Love Our Cities.” Over 14,000 people turned out in the Spring of 2015 to Love Our Cities events across the State of California, including more than 4,000 people in Modesto. Volunteers and sponsor partners hosted over 90 projects and donated around 15,000 volunteer hours, representing nearly $350,000 worth of volunteer time.  The City of Modesto proclaimed April Love Modesto Month and presented Jeff with a certificate at the March 29 council meeting. How did this happen and what can we do to get involved?    Let’s meet Iowa native, now Modesto champion, Jeff Pishney    ModestoView:  When did you move here? Jeff Pishney:  I was born and raised in Iowa, went to college and graduate school in Virginia and then came out to Modesto in 1995 to become an intern at Big Valley Grace Community Church. I was only planning on being here for a year or so, but I continued to be at Big Valley for nearly 20 years in different roles and most importantly, I met my wife here, so this is home!

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MV: What was your real day job at Big Valley? JP: When I was at Big Valley, I started as an intern then I was able to lead the college group and see the group grow from just a few young people to hundreds. They inspired me to reach out more in our community and to take this vision to the rest of our church. I eventually transitioned to leading our church’s outreach efforts which eventually started Love Modesto.   MV: What made you snap and say I am going to change our city? JP: I got so tired of seeing Modesto on these worst city lists and hearing the negativity from different people about our city. I started thinking and asking the question, “If my church were to suddenly disappear from Modesto, would anyone even care or notice?”. I don’t think we had a lot of good answers back then. At the same time, many of our friends were moving away and so excited to get out of here. It was discouraging. I knew if I was going to stay living here, I needed a renewed passion and love for my city. I love the quote by Mahatma Ghandi “Be the change that you wish to see in the world”. I wanted to be the change I wished to see in Modesto. 

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MV: You grew up in Iowa, do you think there a similarities to the Modesto area? JP: I grew up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. This is a city of similar size of Modesto and a similar economy with agriculture playing a big role. There are some similarities, but there are also many differences that I appreciate.   MV: How did you find Modesto? JP: I hadn’t heard of Modesto until a friend of mine in college came out here to work at Big Valley. He told me about an intern position and thought it would be a great fit for me.   MV: To get people involved, volunteering needs to be simple and easy was that a conscious decision you made with Love Modesto? JP: It sure was. I know making it easy to get involved is a big part of our success. We wanted to make it simple for every person who wants to be involved including families with small children, people with disabilities, businesses, congregations, etc.   MV: Who came up with “Love Modesto” theme? JP: This theme was birthed out of a reaction of

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a sad slogan I heard from some college students - “Modesto Sucks”. What if we turned this completely around? It was certainly not original, but myself and others had this idea of “I Love Modesto” and putting this slogan on t-shirts and decals to give these out. Around that time I also came across an initiative in Portland, Oregon called “Love Portland”. I knew “Love Modesto” was the name. MV: What is one of the results of Love Modesto that has fulfilled you the most? JP: There are so many, but one that fulfills me so much is hearing about the high percentage of people who continue to volunteer and have pride in our city. The volunteer day is just a catalyst to spur people on to continual involvement in our city, neighborhoods and schools.    MV: Other cities were so excited, what made you “go national”? JP: I was handing out Love Modesto signs to people and this couple came up to me saying that they did not want to put a Love Modesto sign in their yard because they live in Ceres. They told me that if we came up with a Love Ceres sign, they’d be happy to put up a sign in their yard. I asked them if they would lead Love Ceres and they said yes! Since then, the word has spread and we have talked with and have helped over 100 other cities … with dreams of helping thousands of cities all over the world.   MV: If you had a magic wand and unlimited budget, what change would you make in Modesto? JP: I want to see as many people as possible in our community reaching out and caring for others. This is really what Love Modesto is all about - loving our city year round and not just one day a year. What if everyone knew and looked out for their neighbors? What if our schools were amazed by the number of people wanting to volunteer? What if our city became know for the overwhelming amount of loving foster families and known for how hard we work at keeping families together in the first

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the many amazing area parks, riding bikes, going out to eat together at a local restaurant and along the way seeing so many great people who reside in our city. MV:  Our signature question - Beatles or Stones?  JV: Umm, neither?  I’m a U2 and Coldplay kind of guy. (Chris’ note – U2 and Beatles are fundamentally Beatle-influenced, so we will put this in the Beatle category)     www.lovemodesto.com

place? Everyone can and should do something to make our city a better place to live! MV:  What drives you to be the person you are? JP: It’s my Christian faith and appreciation of people from all different backgrounds that has been and continues to be the motivation for who I am striving to be.    MV:  What is one fun fact about you that people don’t know? JP: Growing up in Iowa, my family owned and operated Dairy Queens, so Butterfinger Blizzards were a part of my everyday life in childhood!   MV: What is your goal for next year and how can the community help? JV: One of my big dreams is to see every one of our 64 Modesto schools have as many community partners as possible to meet the needs of each school. I encourage businesses, congregations, service groups, etc. to dream big with me on how they can be a part of helping to make our schools the best they can be. To learn more, check out LoveModesto.com/schools   MV:  Describe your ideal day here in Modesto USA. JV: Being with my family and going to one of

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“I get by with a little help from my friends.” – The Beatles Community is not the physical place we live, it is the people that make a community. Modesto is special in so

many ways. We are giving, we volunteer, we support each other in so many ways. In many cases, some even think we are too giving. But really, there is no such thing.  This is what makes us strong.  We all need each other and the community needs us to lend a hand, volunteer, mentor, motivate, and celebrate.  But fundamentally, we as a community need to look out for each other, we like to make a difference in things that we re passionate about.  Volunteering means so many things. It is not all hard work, litter clean ups or hard labor, it can be volunteering at a museum, doing art with kids, being a girl scout leader, reading in a classroom, or making a donation to a non-profit or serving on their boards.  The choices are huge. We are showcasing just a fraction of what you can do. ModestoView highlights community volunteer efforts in our community section for your further reading. A great way to start is joining up with the ViewCrew at Love Modesto on April 23.  Thank you for being a part of our community.  If you are a business owner, please consider these or other local organizations in your giving programs. Read more at www.modestoview.com

Connecting for Good - April 28

How does our community work together, how do organizations support each other and how can we do a better job?  The Stanislaus Community Foundation is hosting a gathering of community and business leaders to try to do a better job to make things work better.   You will learn a lot and meet a lot of good people.  http://www.stanislauscommunityfoundation.org/  

Help the Homeless and the Needy

Modesto Gospel Mission and the Salvation Army are both committed to getting services directly to those in need. The best way to assist the homeless, transients and the needy is to give your time and money to organizations that help many.  If you want to help, do not give to panhandlers.  If you want to feed the homeless, do not give to panhandlers. There are meals and services available every day of the week and it is done is a way benefits the community.https://modestogospelmission.org/ http://salvationarmymodesto.org/  

Boys and Girls Club

The Boys and Girls Club of Stanislaus Country is connecting with kids, schools and community across our city, All kids are welcome and this organization is committed to uplifting kids with skills, peer support and education.  These after school programs are so important to the neighborhoods they serve and will be a huge boost to all involved. Volunteers, mentors and donors are needed as this relatively new organization grows. This summer they will be hosting a Brain Gain Summer Camp.  Every fall they have a huge Ping Pong Tournament Battle of the Paddle to raise funds. Plan on it this year. http://bgcstanislaus.org/  

Center for Human Services

By Kate Trompetter We (Center for Human Services) are one of the largest local nonprofits in Stanislaus County and still rely heavily on a volunteer workforce to help us accomplish our mission.  Whether one sits on our Board, volunteers at Hutton House assisting with day-to-day support of the youth in crisis we serve, completes volunteer hours as an intern in our counseling clinic, or volunteers time in admin, finance or IT, we rely on the gift of time as much as we rely on the gift of money. http://www.centerforhumanservices.org/

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United Way

By Francine DiCiano Did you know that in California the value of ONE VOLUNTEER HOUR hour is $26.87?  If you and a friend volunteer for a local non profit 4 hours a week for a year, your gift of time is valued at $11,178. for that non profit!  Encourage a friend to volunteer with you!  The United Way of Stanislaus County will make the rest EASY!  Go to www.uwaystan.org - click on the VOLUNTEER tab and log in to our Volunteer database, GetConnected to select a nonprofit to help.  Call the United Way Volunteer Center at (209) 524-1307.  Volunteer - it’s good for you and our community.  We will be hosting the One Table Fundraiser in downtown Modesto to connect our community with our services. http://getconnected.uwaystan.org/  

Haven Women’s Services

We must prevent sexual abuse and domestic violence. There is absolutely no justification for this… EVER. The Haven Women’s Center is there for those in critical need and immediate danger.  This is a lifeline to safety in many cases. Men need to stand for women and act as a team to product women from dangerous relationships.   There is a way out and help is available at Haven.  Please participate in the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event April 16 or make a donation http://hwcstan.squarespace.com/ http://www.havenwalkamile.org/  

Gallo Center

There are a million ways to volunteer. The Volunteer Staff at the Gallo Center is mission critical to cultural success.  There are thousands of hours donated by ticket takers, concessions, ushers and so much more.  This is a fun way to volunteer as you get to see so many people and greet friends at the Gallo Center. www.galloarts.org    

Community Hospice

This is an organization that deals with some of the hardest issues, the end of life. Hospice is dedicated to easing the pain of a long time of suffering. The volunteers are some of the most compassionate you meet.  There is so much more to the medical hospice care they offer, as there are so many other issues, both financially and legally where people need assistance.   Community Hospice will be hosting a fundraiser on May 21 in Oakdale and it would be great to have you there.  Local band Third Party will be performing and you will enjoy this event. http://www.hospiceheart.org/  

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Lonny Davis is a champion for those that need wheelchairs. This is a project in developing countries that matches the needs of the disabled with the technology of a wheelchair. Mobility can literally save and change lives.   Volunteers travel to countries like Ecuador, Guatemala, Peru, Honduras and this year to Vietnam to fit each child to a chair.  100% of all funds to Hope Haven go directly to programs.  Lonny is a tireless fund and “fun” raiser as many of his events are concerts.  You will like getting involved. http://www.hopehavenwest.com/  

Focus On Prevention

Focus on Prevention is a county-wide initiative that aims to improve the quality of life of all Stanislaus residents and families through coordinated prevention efforts that work across multiple sectors to promote health and wellbeing. These sectors include government; business; health; non-profit; philanthropy; education; faith; neighborhood; media; and arts, entertainment, and sports. This is the first really big effort by our county to analyze, connect and inventory the service assets we have and how they can all work better for our community. http://www.preventionfocus.net/  

Tuolumne River Clean Up Project

By Darin Jesberg Hit the trail this month with two worthwhile volunteering opportunities, the Dry Creek Trails Coalition and Operation 9-2-99, Tuolumne River clean up.   Over the past two years these projects have brought together hundreds community members from all walks of life to clean up and reclaim some of the most blighted river and trail areas right in our own back yard.  Whether by bike, on foot, horseback, or kayak- our local trails and waterways are ideal for getting out of the house for a fun-filled family friendly day of exploring right here in Modesto For more information and to sign-up:  http://drycree.ktrails.wix.com/drycreektrails  and www.tinyurl.com/operation9-2-99   https://sites.google.com/a/monet.k12.ca.us/gdhs-guptillc/tuolumne-river-project  

Peer Recovery Project

Volunteering can be creative and fun. Peer Recovery’s goal is to end stigma, revitalize downtown areas, while implementing strategies for an all-inclusive and therefor healthier community. Peer Recovery presents the Arts for Freedom program and allows mental health and people in recovery a guided path to being a contributing part of our community.   The gallery is host to many non-profit music, art and social events.  Peer is linked up with ModestoView, Stanislaus Magazine and Project Yes in creating a space for art and community to flourish.  Profits from Modesto Graffiti USA merchandise go to Peer Recovery Project.  13th and J St Modesto. http://www.peerrecoveryartproject.org/ 

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Love Modesto is a fantastic way to give back to our great community and spend time investing into making a difference. So many of the teams will be family-friendly teams, so please bring out the whole family, Grandma and Grandpa too! These are just a few of the teams going out to lend a hand. To sign up for any of these teams, or to check out what other teams are available, head over to http://lovemodesto.com/april-23. Meet at Gallo Center 8 a.m. Team Hospice Patient Lunch Preparation Lovingly plan, prepare and deliver a meal to hospice patients and their families. Led by Lynis Chaffey. Team Beautify Downtown Modesto Cleaning downtown sidewalks, pulling weeds in cracks, alley clean up, noting graffiti locations and reporting it to be cleaned up. Also, pulling weeds out of tree wells & sweeping out vacant store fronts. Led by Nancy Young. Team Ralston Towers Ralston Tower is an Independent Living facility located in Downtown Modesto. For Love Modesto, we will be loving those who live there by: Giving Hair Cuts, Washing Dogs, Sharing Encouragement Door-to-Door, Hosting a morning get-together with food, entertainment, and company, and helping out as needed. Led by Andrew Kauffman. Team Boys & Girls Club We will clean up our newest Club site, the West Modesto Club. We will be cleaning up surrounding Mellis Park, as well as preparing our new facility for our Members! Led by William Lattimore. Team Howard Training Center For over 60 years, Howard Training Center has worked to create opportunity and supports for individuals with disabilities to hold a meaningful place in the community to the fullest extent of their abilities. Led by Leonard Hanson. Team Modesto Convalescent & Retirement Homes We will be visiting senior citizens and encouraging those who are lonely. Be a friend, listen, pray and make someone’s day (carnations will be given to each person we meet). Led by Ann Black. Team Chemo Crew The Chemo Crew’s mission is to offer hope and help to local cancer patients and their families. We do this in many ways, but one of the most effective ways is with our chemo kits. We will be putting together our Chemo Kits and prepping materials that will be put in our kits, making encouragement cards to go in the kits, and binding booklets that go in the kits. Led by Sonna Evans.

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METAL Two Voices Lost Too Soon by Mike Vanek I had originally planned to write this 2 months ago to pay tribute to a friend of ours and then something horrible happened, we lost one of the singers from one of the biggest bands in town.  This month we pay tribute to 2 voices. Two voices that helped shape the scene. Two totally different people from two different eras but still two brothers gone way too soon!! Rest in peace Mycal Wayte of Burial Ground and Joe Young of 17ten. Mycal Wayte is one of the forfathers of the 209 Metal scene, Mycal Wayte fronted one of the greatest bands in the Nor Cal metal scene Burial Ground until eventually being replaced by Chris Todd. Mycal was crazy as a loon and one of the most supportive people you would ever meet. He was a lover of good metal and I had many after-midnight online conversations with him over the past few years. Burial Ground was one of the first valley bands to branch out to the Bay Area.  Beyond being a legendary central

valley metal institution for years and Mycal was a legendary voice that fronted it for years. When he passed, all his band mates paid tribute to him even though the band had been broken up on and off again for years and he had been out of the band for years. They came together as a family and banded together for their fallen brother! The guys from Burial Ground (Andy, Brett, Cory and Chris) all have been really low-key about it but have paid tributes online in their own way.   April 29th there will be a memorial show for Mycal at the Other Place and it is a FREE show that will feature a Burial Ground tribute set.  Joe Young was a huge personality that lit up the life of everyone he touched. A vet of the local rap scene known as Hard Knox, Joe spent

the last few years on and off with the Modesto based metal band 17Ten. 17Ten became one of our area’s most successful bands not only on stage but off as well! The term Pü Metal has become a household terminology in our scene and the color orange has become synonymous with the band as well. They’ve incorporated it in everything they do, merch, on stage clothes and masks, all honing the orange with a captive energy unmatched by other bands. Whether In front of 3 people 100 or Joe and KC made you feel as if they were there to play just for you with they’re captivating hip hop/Metal style. I wish my brothers in 17Ten

the absolute very best moving forward after this horrible tragedy. Two days before writing this column there was a memorial show that lasted all day and night. We jammed almost 300 people in The Other Place and had the craziest show ever dedicated to Mighty Joe Young. People from all musical worlds came together including 6 metal bands and we paid tribute the best way we know how!! With music and friend & family!! We will miss both of these local musical giants. Until next Month, Keep one foot in the gutter and one fist in the gold!!!!

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MAMA April Fools by Middagh Goodwin Love Modesto; Spring is in the air. Winter is officially over, and sure we are getting some much needed rain, but we are also getting warmer days and nights. Show your love for our own homegrown talent by going out to see them perform, not just here at home but when they play on the road. Nothing But Losers, our two time MAMAmetal winners and Modesto’s most hated (or loved) have some big shows outside the confines of the 209 and we are thrilled. Catch NBL in Fresno on the 1st at Fulton 55 opening up for Nekrogoblikon and Psychostick and again at the NorCal Tattoo and Music Festival on the 9th at Cal Expo in Sacramento. These guys are showing what it is all about to be more than just a local band. Grease Hound will be performing their brand of Rockabilly at the opening of the Mexabilly Clothing Store in San Jose on the 3rd and will

be at it again in Merced at the Hangar BBQ on the 9th. Keeping the sounds of Modesto alive all over Northern California. I’m always excited when I see one of our local bands play the legendary 924; Gilman and the Dream Supreme will be doing just that on the 3rd. They have a great sound and would love to see a caravan come out to see them play in Berkeley. Cottonwood Creek just played the Gallo Center and they have tons of shows all over the area in the next few months. Catch them at Black Oak Casino on the 7th and also at the Asparagus Festival in Stockton on the 16th. Killah Wail will be up in Stockton on the 17th at McKinley Community Center for a fundraiser for the Peace & Dignity Journeys. Here are a couple solid shows to catch in Modesto: The 15th Fugue State (Release Show) at Deva Café with Bed Heads, Wet and the Flowers. (The last time the Flowers played Deva

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RIDE FOR MOM JAZZ&BLUES What’s new with Jazz and the Blues News? by Eric Benson If you luv music you’re gonna love this             Ah day light saving confuse everybody time is back, I’m trying to accommodate after changing every last clock in the house but I am still looking for that hour I lost, it’s here somewhere. My dogs, whose time clock’s are guided by their stomachs however, are still on standard time and an hour early sit prostrate on the floor looking at empty bowls and then pace as if starving.  But it is nice to not get up in the dark and have the sunlight grace you at the end of day when the 5 o’clock bell tolls.  Plenty to do in the downtown with music and the arts in store so get out and check out the scene!   Blue Monday Party & Invitational Jam returns to the Barkin’ Dog Grill this April 11th with 7-piece house Band Ultra Lounge 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 keys, Andrew Rosenblum horns, and Jamie Dubberly trombone.  The band will play Jazz, R & B, Funk, Latin, Rock, and a little of everything else with special guests sitting in for listening and dancing.  Show from 7 to 10:00 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 going to be smoking! And we are having Blue Monday Party for May a week early, it will be Monday May 2nd to accommodate Cinco De Mayo groove fest with one of the best Latin pianists on planet earth Gustavo Ramirez coming up

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from LA to be special guest. Check out Gustavo on Ytube, gonna be smoking Latin music for listening and dancing! The Gallo Center for the Arts for the month of April: brings in: Mr. Smooth Jazz Kenny G April 5th, The Ann Wilson thing April 20th, and Million Dollar Quartet April 22-23rd. A few new venues to check out offering some live music: the Tilted Turtle on 9th street offers live country and rock bands weekends and Café Urbano, (formerly of Clayton’s Restaurant location), is bringing in live music on weekend nights. And off the beaten’ track in Newman, the West Side Theatre has a nice lineup Saturday music

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Register online today: rideformom.com for April 9th Red Dog Ash one of the better Blue Grass bands anywhere plays. The theatre is intimate with great sound, food and bar available, well worth the cruise to get there. 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 venue’s 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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BLUES Ready For Spring by Earl Matthews It’s April and things are picking up, folks. I don’t know about you, but I am ready for it. I have some exciting news for you: I have rejoined forces with my old partner in crime Ray Vazira and all this month, we are again playing shows as the “Poorhouse Millionaires”. Along with our other band members Eli Lester and Nathan Ignacio, we will be out and about and working on a new cd. I am so happy to be back in this project and playing music with these fellas again! I hope you can make it out and see all the new songs we have in store for you. Starting things off this month: Big Earl and the Cryin’ Shame will be at the TIlted Turtle on the 1st. If you haven’t made it in to see the remodel and meet the new staff yet, now is your chance. On the 2nd Shane Dwight will be up at Black Oak Casino. Shane puts on a great show and if you love guitar this is one to see. On the 3rd Jeramy Norris and the Dangerous

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Mood will be out in Isleton on Moore’s Riverboat at 1pm for a Sunday Funday party. Jeramy and his band are one of the hardest working blues bands in the valley and have been for years. Jeramy knows about a million songs and always shows up with a smile ready to make it a party. You can also catch Jeramy and the boys at the Garlic Brothers in Stockton every Thursday night for an open blues jam, so bring your axe and join the fun. On the 17th The Poorhouse Millionaires will have their first public show in a couple of years over at Deva Cafe. Come on down and grab some breakfast and see what we been cooking. April 22nd is going to be a real treat for guitar fans because Blues legend Jimmy Thackery is coming to Black Oak Casino. With 23 albums under his belt and a list of accomplishments a mile long, all you have to do is type his name into youtube and you will know why you won’t want to miss this guy. Finishing out the month in style is a great

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weekend of music. Friday the 29th the Poorhouse Millionaires are playing Music on the Plaza next to Fuzio in the 10th Street Plaza in downtown Modesto. Then on Saturday the 29th at Black Oak Casino The Zydeco Flames are ready to make you move your feet. If you are unfamiliar with Zydeco music, it’s as spicy as its Cajun roots. Take the spirit of the bayou and mix it with accordion, washboard, fiddle, guitar and a big ol’ smile and you have the gumbo that is zydeco music. To finish out this month of blues music Bob Hope theater welcomes Joe Bonamassa to their stage. Joe has been playing guitar since he was 4 years old, he has played with everyone from BB King to Eric Clapton and has a Grammy nomination too. He is one of the biggest stars in the Blues world today and you can still get tickets, pretty cool. Well, thanks everyone. I hope you have a great month and I hope even more to see you out at a show.

April Gigs 1st Big Earl and the Cryin Shame at the Tilted Turtle 9pm No Cover 2nd Shane Dwight at Black Oak Casino 8pm No Cover 3rd Jeramy Norris and the Dangerous Mood at Moore’s RIverboat in Isleton 1pm No Cover 10th Shane Dwight at Moss landing Inn 3pm 17th Poorhouse Millionaires, Deva Cafe 10 to noon 22nd Jimmy Thackery at Black Oak Casino 8pm No Cover 24th Shane Dwight at Moss landing Inn 11am 29th Poorhouse Millionaires, Music on the Plaza, 10th St Plaza Downtown Modesto 7pm No Cover 29th Zydeco Flames at Black Oak Casino 8pm No Cover 30th Joe Bonamassa at the Bob Hope Theater in Stockton

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Congratulations to those who completed your Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon! Now looking back, you may remember early on when you ran all those countless miles to build up your distance and endurance. You’ve ran in the cold rain, and in the heat along with aches and pains, but you sure muscled through them. At times your house might have been a mess and your laundry might have piled up to the ceiling, because your only focus was to finish what you started, The Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon. Again, congratulations! I’m so proud of all of you. But wait! The journey is not over, it’s just begun. As a fitness guru, I’ve never settled for just one fitness accomplishment only to go back to being an arm-chair athlete. Let me reinforce this train of thought; prior to your marathon you spent months training your mind, body, and soul. Through those training months you’ve not only learned how to eat healthier, but you also learned how to discipline yourself through your accomplishments.

Life Changing Summer by Leia Johnson Because of that you are now living a healthier lifestyle and today you can say, “I am marathon finisher.” Don’t throw it all away, it’s April 1st and by now you’ve recovered from SAMM. Now is the time to jump back into it and plan your next 2 races. I double dare you to do so. On May 7th is Brocchini Farm’s Rina’s Run 1/2 marathon and 5K with a familiar sponsor; The Surgical Artistry. On May 28th is The Modesto Memorial Classic 5k and 1 mile race. As of April 1st you now have a little more than a month away to get ready for another race day. Your conditioning is still there after your marathon, now you just have to continue to feed it with running as often as you can to maintain it. You’ve worked so hard prior to SAMM, don’t toss it away just because you finished one marathon. For me, eating right and fitness is a lifestyle, racing is just an added bonus that allows me to be amongst the happiest and healthiest people I know, people just like you. Register here Rina’s Run 5K & Half Marathon www.rinasrun.com Modesto Memorial Classic 1 Mile & 5K  www. shadowchase.org

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As you may know, I had a life changing summer last year. The greatest experience was the opportunity to be a youth ambassador on the exchange to one the Modesto Sister Cities International (MSCI) sister cities.  This volunteer organization began in 1983 in Modesto.  Over the last 33 years ,  Modesto has made friendship agreements with 8 cities -  Vernon , Canada; Khmelnitskiy, Ukraine; Kurume, Japan; Vijayawada, India;   Aguascalientes, Mexico and as well as Laval, France.  As part of these agreements, there have been cultural exchanges with professionals (teachers, doctors and public service members) and students.  Each summer there is an opportunity to go on one of two exchanges with MSCI.  The first one is to Kurume, Japan for high school students. This exchange is going on its 24th year. I was selected as a youth representative to travel to Kurume. Last year they did everything to make sure we had the best experience .  This was good because some of the students on the trip had never been out of the country.  The only cost is airfare this can run about $1,500-$2,000. Though this may seem like a lot of money, these 10 days abroad cost less than my 4-day eighth grade trip. Once we were in Japan, the rest of the trip, besides spending money, was covered by the Japanese government as we were considered cultural guests of their country.   They arranged wonderful  itinerary with excursions and meals, as well as a bullet train ride and overnights in Kyoto and Nara. The best part, though, was staying with my host family .  Momoka  and her family went out of her way to make my trip special. I spent the whole time thinking about all the places I wanted to show her when she came to stay with me - Columbia, Yosemite, and Santa Cruz.  When Momoka came to Modesto, she too was on a program, she and the group, which totals 10-15, come and get to see Modesto and Northern California and were able to take her places during the weekend. The tentative dates for this year’s program are July 21st - August 2nd in Japan and August 6-17th in Modesto.  For more information call Nancy Holmes at (209) 765-9290 The second exchange available is to Laval, France, also available to high school students. 

This exchange is a longer trip - June 11th through July 2nd. You just need airfare and spending money. You stay with host families who will share their city and surrounding area with you. You do not need to speak French to apply, though it would be fun to learn for the exchange.  It is a reciprocal exchange, so you will host the student of the family for three weeks after your return.  This exchange does not have a daily itinerary, so you become immersed in French culture.  If you are not able to travel to France this year there is an opportunity to bring France to you.  This year there are 5 students - 3 girls and 2 boys from Laval coming to Modesto July 2nd through 23rd.  The ages range from 14-17 years old.  They all speak English and love to travel.  They are looking for host families that can share an American experience. This would be a great opportunity to make new friends and give you a greater appreciation for your hometown. This too is a long standing exchange.  In fact, my mother participated and hosted when she was a freshman in college. Years later she became a volunteer for the organization because it was such a great experience. I really recommend this program to any young excited travelers. This is the safest and cheapest trip possible for someone still in (or just getting out of) high school.  For more information call John Mensinger at (209) 602-4515 If you want more information, please contact the individuals about or come to a meeting April 20th at 5:30 p.m at 1010 10th Street, Room 2008 on the Japan and France exchange.  I will be there too . Also check out the website at www.modestosistercities.com. This whole exchange is possible because of countless volunteers that give hundreds of hours to MSCI.  My mom has been involved in the program for many years. I have created lifelong bonds and I plan to stay active in this program for the rest of my life.

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what works for me is to do a simple movement over and over. After doing it for a few minutes I find myself becoming more tranquil. My breathing sinks deeper into my body. I become interested in the tiny sensations, the flowing of blood and oxygen, the tingling in my fingers. I reconnect with my anatomy, my living apparatus. I may notice some thoughts but I can ignore them if I chose too. And it is in doing this that I regain a sense of power and focus. I realize I am the captain of my reality. It’s really all up to me, in my mind I can stand for peace and possibility. Focusing just on one single thing is the ticket. Forgetting the past and the future, being only in the moment. Keeping out all distractions. This focus is giving me a deep sense of belonging, reconnecting to my inner self and feeling part of my environment. It’s a mental practice, the one repeating motion becomes my meditation. Whatever you love and devote yourself to, whether taking a walk in nature, playing music, making art, cooking, sewing or gardening, these can all be stepping stones into serenity. For more info : taichi4modesto.com or call (209)572-4518

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BARGAIN Happy April by Monica Barber Between the warmer temperatures and beautiful days, there’s nothing foolish about taking the view of lovely flowers and the busy bees while walking your dogs in Downtown Modesto. After stopping to smell the flowers this morning, Ms. M realizes just how much she loves to spend her time enjoying the outdoors with her favorite puppies. And as much as the next person, she likes to keep her wallet full while having fun. Make no mistake its definitely a great time of year to take in all the area has to offer! If you love cultivating plants and flowers then get your green thumbs out and head over to the 20th Annual MJC Plant Sale on April 2nd. Running from 8am-4:30pm the Environmental Horticulture Department hosts their annual sale on all MJC nursery and greenhouse offerings at the East Campus behind the Ag Department on Coldwell Avenue. Early birds will be served free coffee and refreshments. Mark your calendars! 435 College Ave. Info: 209-575-6200 Put your best foot and paw forward by participating in the Bark for Life on April 9th at Pet Smart on McHenry! This great event celebrates canine companions who provide countless hours of care-giving companionship. Pet lovers and their dogs come together for this amazing walk to END Cancer! After the walk there will music, food/treats for dogs and their humans among other great things. Registrations is $20 per dog/$10 per additional. Each doggy gets

a Bark For Life bandana and may participate in games. All participants must be on a leash. 2204 McHenry Ave. Info: (209) 614-2585 or email nnn52@yahoo.com You can’t say you know what a woman is thinking until you walk in her shoes. On Saturday April 16th at Gallo Center the 3rd Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event hosted by Haven Women’s Center is an opportunity for men & boys in the area to help raise awareness and rally support to remedy violence against women. The men start their mile-long walk in their favorite heels at Stanislaus Superior Court at 9am. Everyone come out and support their favorite men and boys walking. Preparation and packets will be handed out at 7:30am. 1000 I street. Register today: http://www.havenwalkamile.org/ The State Theatre celebrates Shakespeare in April by offering a free monthly series every Friday afternoon starting April 22nd running through May 13th. Stop in for some of the Bard’s best work by catching A Midsummer Night’s Dream on April 29th at Noon. There’s nothing like getting swept away by the poetic works of Shakespeare. For a full schedule: http://thestate.org call (209) 527-4697 or stop by 1307 J Street. It’s not foolish to enjoy the weather or flowers, Modesto. Happy April!

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COMEDY Wanna bet you can’t do it? What do you think this contest is? It’s a clean comedy competition. Yes, you read right, this is a competition to see who can make us laugh and keep it all clean.  Really family friendly, no F-bombs and stuff that is really funny.  So which area comedians are up for the challenge?  Who can do it?  The entries are rolling in now and this event on May 20 is going to be hecka-funny.   ModestoView and the Gallo Center for the Arts have teamed up to present the 2016 Clean Comedy Competition. Friday, May 20. “The ModestoView Clean Comedy Competition” will feature five comedians vying for a $500 prize and automatic entry into the Gallo Center’s seventh annual “Valley’s Got Talent” show on August 26 & 27 You want to go on the Tonight Show or Colbert? You need to have 8-9 minutes of stomach ache laugh inducing gut busting comedy.  Class clown? Pro comedian? Send your audition video in.   Jon Fox, producer of the San Francisco and Seattle Comedy Competitions will be one of the judges, so this is a shot at the big leagues. Sign up today and get your showcase ready.   http://galloarts.com/ComedyCompetition/

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Magician Shawn Durham Maxi’s Happy Hour Name That Tune NAMI Support Group Nick Campos Poetry Night at Queen Bean Poetry Open Mic Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime STEAM Craft Kites Successful Thinkers Network Mtg Super Mario Smash Bros Tournament Sweet Open Talent & Mic Tilted Tuesdays w/DJ Tease Tissue Paper Spring Flower Craft Toastmaster Supper Club Trivia Tuesday Turlock Seniors Dance Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Jam Wiggle Worms Word Intermediate Yoga with Rosa April 6 49th Annual Outstanding Athlete’s Awards 80s night/DJ Gully Board Game Night Book Club: Wicked Central Valley Job Faire Creole Jazz Kings CRISPR: A Tool for Genome Editing Family Game Day Figure Drawing Drop In Free Billards Free QiGong Class Fuzzy Wolly Sheep Craft Horseshoe tournament I saw the Light I saw the Light IE The Magician In One Accord Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Knit & Crochet Class Latino Access Class Magician Shawn Durham Maxi’s Happy Hour Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner Neil Buettner/Boscoe’s Brood/Ginger Bones Pet Cloud craft Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime Riverbank Golden Ages Springtime Tea Party Studio Art Class Trax on Wax Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong Volunteer Income Tax Prep Help Warhammer 40k Wig Out Wednesdays Wiggle Worms Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday April 7 Beer Flight Night Blue Man Group Cake Thursdays DJ TommyGirl Casanova’s Night Club College Night/Beer Pong with DJ Dan Computer Basics David Dow and friends jam session DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease Fundaments of Drawing I saw the Light I saw the Light Internet Basics Johnny & Kelly Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Kyle the Great Latino Access Class Live Music Live Music Magic the Gathering Commander Tournament Magician Shawn Durham Maxi’s Happy Hour Modesto Farmers Market Oakdale Museum & History Center Oil Painting Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Spanish Preschool Storytime Spring Flower Craft The Hunting Ground Thirsty Thursdays Volunteer Income tax Help April 8 Battered Beaver Live DJs Blue Man Group Bob & Tom Show On the Road Bob & Tom Show On the Road Camp Erin’s Drive Thru BBQ Fundraiser DJ & Live Music DJ Arnie DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Otto & Guests DJ Tease Family Friday “Which Way?” Fireball Fridays Fundamentals of Painting Funstrummers Gig Band Rehearsal Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program HalfPence & HayPenny/Cooking with Turf Hello My name is Doris Hughson Senior Dance & Potluck I saw the Light Johnny & Kelly

Riverbank Library Maxi’s at Double Tree Twisted Pig, Modesto Oakdale Library Maxi’s at Double Tree Queen Bean Coffee House Queen Bean Coffee House Modesto Library Ceres Library Denair Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Oakdale Library Turlock Library Round Table Pizza, 3848 McHenry Battleground Games,Modesto 3014 4th St, Ceres Tilted Turtle, Modesto Newman Library Denny’s 1525 McHenry P. Wexford’s, Modesto 11914 Cahill St, Turlock Trinity Presbyterian Church Trinity Presbyterian Church Modesto Library Modesto Library Patterson Library SOS Club Modesto Boardroom, Modesto Battleground Games, Modesto Turlock Library Modesto Centre Plaza Shooters/Clarion Inn, Modesto MJC West Science Center Patterson Library Mistlin Gallery Modesto Titled Turtle, Modesto NTouch, Modesto Oakdale Library Shively’s Bar & Grill, Oakdale State Theatre, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Rivets American Grill Strings, Turlock Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Waterford Library Patterson Library Ceres Library Maxi’s at Double Tree Sabatino’s, Modesto P. Wexfords Modesto Barkin’ Dog Grill, Modesto Hughson Library Empire Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Newman Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library 3600Santa Fe St, Riverbank Famiglia Bistro, Modesto The Chartreuse Muse, Modesto Speakeay, Modesto First United Methodist Modesto Riverbank Library Battleground Games, Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Salida Library Redwood Café, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Redwood Cafe, Modesto Gallo Center for the Arts Shooters/Clarion Inn, Modesto Crocodiles Nightclub Tilted Turtle, Modesto Salida Library Barkin’ Dog Grill, Modesto Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Speakeasy, Modesto The Chartreuse Muse, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Modesto Library P. Wexford’s, Modesto Kaiser Dale Rd, Modesto Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Sabatino’s, Modesto Newman Library Deva Cafe, Modesto Surla’s, Moesto Battleground Games, Modesto Patterson Library Maxi’s at Double Tree 16th Street, Modesto 212 West F Street Mistlin Gallery Modesto Hughson Library Salida Library Modesto Library Empire Library State Theatre, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Oakdale Library Battered Beaver, Oakdale Gallo Center for the Arts State Theatre, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Community Hospice, Modesto Surla’s, Modesto Climax, Modesto Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Urbano, H St Modesto Boardroom, Modesto Carnegie Arts Center Turlock Shooters/Clarion Inn, Modesto The Chartreuse Muse, Modesto Church of the Brethren MJC, West Science Center Gottschalk Music Center State Theatre, Modesto 2307 Fourth St, Hughson State Theatre, Modesto Rivets American Grill

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Have fun and be Safe! • Please Designate a Driver Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Music Live Rock/Country Bands Magic the Gathering Tournament Maxi’s Happy Hour Neil & Matt Neil Buettner Nihon No Bunka (Japanese Art) Rick Barnes Stand Up For Charity Comedy Sow Teens Rockin’ Jump The Weekend Dance Party Valley jazz Company VFW Hamburger Night Village Dancers of the Valley April 9 “Variety From the Valley” Showcase 10 East Brunch 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 3rd Revolutionary Run Art Group B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Bark for Life Battered Beaver DJ Awal Beatles Concert Experience Bilingual Preschool Storytime Blue Beige Blue Man Group Blue Man Group Bring The Ruckus Car Show & Concert Sincile Couponing Class Craft Grab DJ & Live Music DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease Enochs Spring Craft Faire Fashion Design Workshop Field to Fiber Convention Folk Dancing Lessons Hello My name is Doris I saw the Light iCHIPE: Human Physiology in The Palm of Your Hand Josh Rosenblum Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Country/Rock Bands Lunch with Mary Poppins Mizz Monique’s Dragalicious Show Mo Wilems Family Story Time Modesto Farmer’s Market Neil Buettner Oakdale Museum & History Center Pokemon Tournament Red Dog Ash and Windy Hill Rockin’ Saturdays Saturday Easy D Ride Science Saturday Scrapbooking Fun Spring is here Seeds & Cherrios Craft Teacher Job Faire The Fantastic Voyage The Weekend Dance Party Uke Jamz USA Dance Chapter Vanguard Tournament Yugioh Tournament April 10 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Acoustic Live Music Camellia Society Meeting Champagne Brunch Buffet Field to Fiber Convention FOE Breakfast Food truck mania Hello My name is Doris Hello My name is Doris I saw the Light Jaffa Road Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Karaoke with Laura Lecture: A handful of dust Allen Birnbach Magic the Gathering Tournament Manteca Senior Dance Music Jam with Dancing and Free Potluck Queen Bean Open Mic Night Seniors Club Breakfast Shop til You Drop The Big Mix USA Dance Ballroom Dancing VFW Breakfast April 11 American Trivia with Uncle John Blue Monday with Eric Bensen and friends Creative Clay Art Class Dance Exercise Class Hello My name is Doris Heroclix I saw the Light IE The Magician Josh Rosenblum Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Maxi’s Happy Hour Overreaters Anonymous Preschool Story Time Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Class Wee Move & Play Toddler Class Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms Yugioh Tournament April 12 Acoustic Jam at Queen Bean Art Adventures Book Club: The Rose Project Buck Stallion’s Snack & Dinner Comedy Show Computer Basics Dancing on the edge Forever Young Dance Club Golden Valley Chorus Great Valley Museum Mammals Hello My name is Doris I saw the Light Johnny & Kelly Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King

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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

Saturdays, 12:20-12:40pm at Chevron 815 Kansas, Ave Modesto Saturdays, 1:05pm-1:25pm

Rite Aid

3900 Pelandale Ave, Modesto Sundays, 3:30pm-3:50pm,

Cruisers

4911 McHenry Ave, Modesto

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Knit & Crochet Class Litterbug Storytime & Craft Lunch Hour Meditation Marble Magnet Class Maxi’s Happy Hour Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner Open Mic Night Papa: Ernest Hemingway Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime Riverbank Golden Ages Stanislaus County Coin Club STEAM Marshmallow Towers Studio Art Class Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong Warhammer 40k Wee Move & Play Toddler Class Wig Out Wednesdays Wiggle Worms Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday April 28 All ages coloring day Beer Flight Night Cake Thursdays DJ TommyGirl Casanova’s Night Club Collecting the Echos College Night/Beer Pong with DJ Dan David Dow and friends jam session Day of the Child DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease Doug Adamz, Donna Lynn Caskey Epsilon Nu Chapter/DKG Presents Breakfast At Tiffany’s Floating Butterfly Craft Class Fundaments of Drawing Johnny & Kelly Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Kyle the Great Live Music Live Music Magic the Gathering Commander Tournament Maxi’s Happy Hour Modesto Farmers Market Oakdale Museum & History Center Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Spanish Preschool Storytime Thirsty Thursdays April 29 A Tribute To Pink Floyd Battered Beaver Live DJs Bourbon street blues band Collecting the Echos DJ & Live Music DJ Arnie DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Otto & Guests DJ Tease Fireball Fridays Fundamentals of Painting Funstrummers Gig Band Rehearsal Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program Johnny & Kelly Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Music Live Rock/Country Bands Livingston Taylor Magic the Gathering Tournament Maxi’s Happy Hour Modesto Nuts vs Stockton Neil & Matt Neil Buettner Nihon No Bunka (Japanese Art) Poorhouse Millionaires Rick Barnes Shakespeare at the State Teens Rockin’ Jump The Reluctant Dragon The Weekend Dance Party Used Book Sale VFW Hamburger Night Village Dancers of the Valley April 30 10 East Brunch 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 209 Stand Up 29th Annual Run for Health B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Battered Beaver DJ Awal Bilingual Preschool Storytime CASA Light of Hope Collecting the Echos Day of the Child celebration Day of the Child celebration DJ & Live Music DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease Eric Bensen & Ultra Lounge Band Folk Dancing Lessons Funstrummers, The World Harmony Chorus Steelin the Best and Marie Maxfield Johnny & Kelly Josh Rosenblum Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Country/Rock Bands Live Music March for Babies Missoula Childrens Theatre production of Peter and Wendy Missoula Childrens Theatre production of Peter and Wendy Mizz Monique’s Dragalicious Show Modesto Farmer’s Market Modesto Nuts vs Stockton Money Smart Class Oakdale Museum & History Center Pokemon Tournament RiverFest 2016 Rockin’ Saturdays Saturday Easy D Ride The Reluctant Dragon The Reluctant Dragon The Weekend Dance Party Used Book Sale Vanguard Tournament Yugioh Tournament

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Open Early!

DOWNTOWN MODESTO

Go Downtown Modesto!

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

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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.

Walk A Mile In Her Shoes

Saturday April 16th, 9am, meet at Gallo Center Join Modesto men & boys in speaking out against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence! Register to walk, set up a team or walk as an individual; set up a fundraising page to help us help the women, children and men of Stanislaus! All proceeds will benefit Haven Women’s Center of Stanislaus. www.havenwalkamile.org Victims’ Right Rally & Family Safety Fair Saturday April 16th, 11am-1pm In front of the Modesto Courthouse Presented by the Stanislaus County District Attorney’s Office & The Family Justice Center. Bring the Family for: Victim’s Rights & Family Safety Information, musical performances, FREE BBQ lunch for all, fingerprinting & DNA kits, popcorn, snow cones & cotton candy, firetrucks, Police Cars, K9s, children’s Art Program (ARK), face painting & balloon animals & enchanted fairytale princesses, McGruff & More!

“Collecting the Echoes”

Center Stage Conservatory’s Lower Level Studio at 948 11th Street, Modesto 8:00p.m. on April 15th, 16th, 22nd, 23rd, 28th, 29th, and 30th 2:00p.m. on April 24th & May 1st. Tickets are $15 general admission and $10 for students. Briana Hammerstrom, Summer Krafft, Nandi Mathews, and Melchor Sahagun III are the writing team that created the script for “Collecting the Echoes,” a story of a collision of fates between six people who all have one person, and one unifying event, in common. The piece will include traditional theatrical scenes, spoken word, and dance. It will be directed by Traci Sprague and choreographed by Kianna Whitten. Earth Day in the Park Graceada Park – 10 am – 4 pm Let’s keep this earth alive as it is the only one we have.  Head to Graceada Park right after Love Modesto and take part in the green and healthy living ideas.  We can conserve, reduce, reuse and make a difference in our air, water and our community.    This is a free event for the whole family.  There will crafts, booths, exhibits, music fun and more.   See you in the park  BALLOONS

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Memorial Medical Center and the Modesto Nuts present

Saturday, May 28, 2016 Gates open at 6:05 p.m. | Game time 7:05 p.m. | John Thurman Field The team will sport pink jerseys in honor of the event. Fans can bid on autographed jerseys during the game. Proceeds will benefit Memorial Medical Center Cancer Services programs.

You can purchase tickets at modestonuts.com, visit the stadium box office weekdays or call 209-572-HITS (4487)

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