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It’s baseball season friends. I’m not really the kind of baseball fan that tracks the stats and watches all of the games, but I love the idea of the sport, the ballpark, that people still listen with a transistor radio with an earphone, the 7th inning stretch, peanuts & crackerjack and the tastes of all of the ballpark food. Baseball is so much more than a game, it’s an experience. You can chit chat, daydream and just soak it in and let yourself go for 9, 10, or maybe 11 or more innings. The best of baseball is local ball, our own Modesto Nuts (still think they should have been the “Cruisers”) is where the fun of baseball is.  I know so many people who grew up in and around John Thurman field.  When my father in law, Mike was a kid, he used to clean up the stands after the games in exchange for hot dogs and a soda. So this month, we take you back to the days when it began to help you usher in baseball, and out of respect, we explore the local world of hot dogs for our ChefView. Let’s play ball!

Modesto View Wins Gold MarCom Creative Awards!

We are so very honored that ModestoView Magazine has won Gold at the annual MarCom Awards for 5 years in a row. It is so very exciting that our locally produced magazine with a mission to “Serve Civic Pride Daily” took top national honors.  Thanks to all of our ViewCrew writers and to the amazing design duo of Peter Grimaldi and Photo Artist Michael J Mangano for these amazing creative skills. Hope you enjoy what we are doing.

Modesto has it going on this year. We were so fortunate to have one of our own in the Winter Olympics in South Korea and we are lucky to have an interview with Kendall Wesenberg as she shares her experiences about the games and her hopes for the future.  Our friend Effie Passero (formerly Francesca Bavarro) has been killing it on American Idol and we hope to stay with her as she climbs to the top. There are a couple of things that are close to my heart, one of them is my heart.  It has been an interesting couple of months as I worked through my heart issues and with my RF Ablation last month, things are working good and thank you all for the warm wishes and positive vibes. But that doesn’t mean I can stop being careful and being heart smart. I am serving as the Chair of the American Heart Association Leadership Team and we are working to raise funds for heart related research and care.  Please plan on supporting the Go Red for Women Luncheon on May 4 and the Walk for Heart in September.  Email me for more info.  The other thing close to my heart, especially as a husband and parent of daughters, is the treatment of women and putting a stop to domestic violence. This is why we are going to Walk a Mile in Her Shoes on April 28 to raise money for Haven Women’s Center.   Please take a minute to support our ModestoView / Sierra Pacific team for this high-heeled mile long walk through downtown Modesto.  See more details

on page 15.   My community is close to my heart as well, and as we celebrate our hometown events and activities, behind each and everyone of them is some one or a local business dedicated to making our community better.  We all need to look out for each other, keep each other safe and make sure we are using our positive energy. The businesses in this magazine make this possible so please visit them.  We march together, play together, work together and support each other, and ModestoView is here to support you all and spread the good news in our community. Thanks for reading and being a Modesto area friend. Chris Murphy Publisher and Founder, ModestoView chrism@modestoview.com PS.  I will be playing a Breakfast with the Beatles acoustic set at Deva Café on April 22 from 10-12 so come hang out with me. PPS.  Porchfest is coming May 20th.  Put it on your calendar.  Our house will be on the map with 5 bands so check out. It is free and fun.  www.modestoporchfest.com/

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In the spirit of baseball season starting this month, our cover artist Michael Mangano brought to life a baseball fantasy of being in the big leagues throwing out the first pitch with ViewCrew friend Chris Roe. “ This field, this game: it’s a part of our past, Ray. It reminds of us of all that once was good and it could be again.” -Field of Dreams

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SERVICE Love Modesto – April 21

by Chris Murphy

It’s that time Modesto when we all gather together to lend a hand to Modesto and show our Love. On April 21,  at 8 am join thousands of your best friends at 11th and J St to meet up for one of the many projects around town that needs your help.  I, along with Stanislaus County’s Amy Vickery will be your morning MC to celebrate Modesto and Love Modesto’s Jeff Pishney, who will kick of this amazing day of service.  All volunteers get free t-shirts so don’t miss out.   ModestoView is a sponsor and is supporting the LaLoma Native Garden Project.  Please learn more and sign up for on of the 80+ projects at: www.lovemodesto.com

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SALES AND ADVERTISING Advertising@modestoview.com Managing Editor Middagh Goodwin DESIGN, LAYOUT, & ART PGrimaldi, Creative Art Director / Designer Peter Grimaldi pete@pgrimaldicreative.com Photo Director Michael J. Mangano Office Adminstration Brandilyn Brown SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGERS Madison Murphy – Adobe Specialist Abbey Murphy – Berkeley Correspondent Russ Allsup - Hollywood Correspondent Brandon Brush - Modesto correspondent CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Jim Christiansen Aaron Rowan Kaye Osborn Jennifer Allsup Middagh Goodwin Efren Martinez Eve Oberlander Patty Castillo Davis Leia Johnson Dana Johnson Earl Mathews Mary Layton Monica Barber Ken White Brandilyn Brown Brianna Mooney Maryann Spikes Tasha Williams CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Efren Martinez Diane Moody Michael J Mangano Rudy Lopez ©2018 All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. The photographs, graphics, artwork and advertisements are the property of Modesto View Magazine. The magazine assumes no responsibility or liability for claims made by the advertisers. The opinions expressed do not necessarily reflectthe views of Modesto View Magazine or the owners. Modesto View Magazine is not responsible for typographical errors or omissions. All contributors for ModestoView are independent freelance journalists or photographers. Send ideas, tips & suggestions to: Info@modestoview.com

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NON PROFIT Community Hospice Presents Before I Die Wall By Middagh Goodwin Stanislaus and San Joaquin County will be celebrating National Healthcare Decisions Day, April 16. 2018, by helping to promote positive conversation about death and dying in our community. Community Hospice will be hosting a “Before I Die Wall” to help friends and neighbors think about the important things in their lives.The wall will challenge people to think about relationships with death and each other hoping to help put their lives in perspective and lead them to be more proactive when it comes to end-of-life care decisions. Before I Die is a global art project originally created by artist Candy Chang on an abandoned house in New Orleans after she lost someone she loved. “Before I Die Walls” can be found all over the globe. Over 2,000 walls have been created in over 70 countries and over 35 languages. “We are honored to bring this project to the Central Valley,” said C. DeSha McLeod, President/CEO of Community Hospice. “Our mobile ‘Before I Die Wall’ will hopefully spark

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conversations around our community and encourage productive and proactive end-of-life care decision making. We welcome and invite community members to visit our wall and share your thoughts,” McLeod continued. The “Before I Die Wall” will be at various locations throughout Stanislaus and San Joaquin Counties during the month of March/April. Locations include California State University at Stanislaus, Mary Stuart Rogers Building, University of the Pacific, Derosa University Center, Modesto Junior College, Love Modesto, Earth Day Modesto, Graceada Park and Community Hospice. Community members can follow the wall on Facebook @CommunityHospiceCV to find its current location.

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ART Stanislaus Artist Open Studio Tour By Jim Christiansen It’s April! Stanislaus Artist Open Studio Tour is the main event this month.  April 7 and 8, the tour features 63 local artists in 38 venues, from Turlock, to downtown Modesto, Greater Modesto, Escalon and Oakdale.  Many of the venues are actual home studios, others more art display spots.  It’s a great event to meet and talk to local artists on art, their work, what mediums they work in.  I’m inviting you to my old 1930s built converted garage studio behind the 1925 old house on Bodem Street.  Some studios are a bit more upscale, or converted barn.  The artists show a variety of paintings, watercolors, drawings, tattoo art, poster art, ceramics and pottery, printmaking, wood work, metal, sculptures, art jewelry and the have-to see it to describe it.  This is the Eighth year and resumes another original art give away by raffle of the Purchase award pieces noted on the event postcard and map cover.  Fill in that form on page 3 and turn in at one of the artists you visit.  Maps are $10, and it pays to get a tour guide early to plan your trip, pick your artists and genres.  No need to go in order, and map is good both days, at most studios 11 am to 5 pm.  I’m one of the artists who opens early around 10 am to extended hours 6 or 7.  The map is good for artist contact information year around.  Students 18 and under get in Free with a map holder.  Great event to support the local art scene.  Maps are available at Mistlin Gallery, Carnegie Center for the Arts, Oakdale Chamber of Commerce, Crow Trading Company, The Chartreuse Muse,

and Modesto Convention and Visitors Bureau. This event originated by the Stanislaus County Travel and Tourism Roundtable, so invite your friends from Out of Town. Art Will be available for purchase.  You’ll see some works in progress, not for sale.  If you need a map April 7 or 8, participating artists have maps available, and if you really need one, stop by 537 Bodem Street, Modesto and Carman or I will get one to you. Besides Modesto View column and ad, we have radio spots on cap radio, and I just presented a talk on our event to Modesto Kiwanis.  Get the word out.  Many on our tour exhibit out of town.  Clay Bedford, Rita Barbano, Annabell Souza show at Delta Gallery in Brentwood.  Quite a few in the Spring Plein Air season in Monterey, or western art.  So Support your local artist.  Check out the new Utility box décor downtown.  Crow Trading has a poster for an April 21 show seeking artists at Tuolumne River Lodge. Chartreuse Muse is seeking portfolios for their Summer Emergence show, entries due April 15.  Mistlin Gallery will offer up its Spring Awakenings show through April 28.  Art Walk comes up April 19.  I have a show of five of my award-winning watercolors, plus one up at Barkin Dog Grill.  John Watson will replace me for Art Walk in his debut solo show.  Thank you to Tri-Chromatic Gallery (Chelsea and Zoe are on Open Studio) and Gallo Center for the Open Studio preview show.  Look for the Shire art space to open up soon, and check out Moon and Sixpence events, where art sometimes shows with the music. Spring has sprung.

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“I am so into ginger right now” explains Raw Bartender and health and fitness trainer Melinda Jaco. When she is not getting people into shape, she is working on ways to create fresh tasting cocktails that DoGood for the body.  The DoGood Tiki Gin is one of those spirits that can play well with fresh ingredients like ginger, that she muddles to form the base of the GINger Martini.   On any normal day, the bar is usually packed and Melinda knows many by name and is quick to offer a food and drink recommendation   Melinda totally enjoys working on new creations, and one if her favorite things to do at Raw is create fresh cocktails that work with the fresh sushi and other Japanese style food.  When you take the first sip of the GINger Martini, you feel a tingling of freshness and a drink that tastes and feels light.   “Eat, drink and be skinny and healthy” Melinda says. One of the reasons it tastes so fresh is that the elder flower St. Germain, brings out the fresh ginger. Go out and get yourself some DoGood Tiki Gin.  If you don’t want to try this yourself, please head to Raw and ask for the DoGood GINger Martini   You will leave feeing refreshed and will have a great time.    

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Modesto, springtime is a busy time of year. Not only do we have a line up of professional shows at The Gallo and The State but we also have local community theatre productions filled with amazing talent, directed by local actors who have grown into directorial roles and a cornucopia of high school & jr high productions.  For some people, “school” might be a deterrent but for the true theatre lover that is where it begins and watching kids discover their own talent and passion for their art makes watching something made on a shoestring budget worth it.  High schools operate on only the budget left over from their profits from the year before - they get no funding from the district for their plays and musicals - so with minimal sets and costumes they rely on talent to see them through.  And if you haven’t been to a high school show in our area, you are missing out!  The developing talent to be found on these high school stages is worth watching, and sometimes there is a star in the making.  Half of our Modesto area schools have closed the curtain on their productions for the year - if you didn’t catch Davis High’s Rejected Princesses (a lovely compilation of the true stories of women who changed history only to be left out of most history books), Johansen’s Heathers the Musical (a gritty R rated pop culture movie turned PG-13 rated musical that still rings all too true for today’s high school hierarchy) and Downey High’s Shrek the Musical (a fun, anti-fairy tale where the princess is rescued by an ogre and discovers that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes) then you missed out and you

should definitely go support the school productions still to come in April & May. Modesto Christian High School will be presenting The Little Mermaid on April 27th and 28th at the Gallo Center for the Arts, Modesto Christian’s middle school will be presenting Robin Hood on their campus May 10th and 11th, Gregori High will be presenting Legally Blonde on April 13th, 14th, 20th and 21st at 7pm, Great Valley Charter Modesto will be presenting The Wizard of Oz on May 10th and 11th, both on their own campuses.   There are also two shows coming to the Gallo this summer with casts made up of primarily local teenagers, both with companies who have turned out bright stars who went on to Hollywood or Broadway so you don’t want to miss them!  Modesto Performing Arts has already cast their first summer show - Grease the Musical, and YES Company, is holding auditions during April for their summer musical, Beauty and the Beast (open to 7th to 12 graders only).  You can catch Grease for two weekends in June (Yes, the timing is perfect for Modesto’s celebration of all things American Graffiti) and Beauty and the Beast for two weekends in July both at Gallo Center for the Arts.  Hope to see you at the theater!

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Spring has arrived! There are still lots of shows to experience. High school productions are completed. Hopefully you saw one or two. I am excited about some of the shows coming to the Gallo Center for the Arts. Neil Simon’s Rumors will be produced April 13-15. His writing is witty and his stage direction precise. Don’t miss it! Here is what is happenin’ in our neck of the woods! Gallo Center for the Arts Neil Simon’s Rumors Fri., April 13 & Sat., 14: 7:30 PM Sun., April 15: 2 PM Mr. Popper’s Penguins Fri. April 20: 7 PM One hour, no intermission Perfect for the whole family! Ages 4 and above

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As we wrap ourselves in baseball season, one thing is for sure; you can’t go to a baseball game without getting a hot dog. In many cases, I anticipate the dogs more than the game. Hot Dogs are one of the all-time hall of fame best guilty culinary pleasures.  There are dogs that get you through in a pinch from Weinershnitzel and there are some serious gourmet dogs.  Some of the best dogs in the world can be found at a street cart, wrapped in bacon.  The ViewCrew hit the hot dog trail and found some of our favorite wiener treats.  Please comment on this article on ModestoView.com and add your own favorite dogs.  

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I like my hot dogs to have a kic k, so I order the Chicago Dog at Ba rking Dog made with Casper hot dog s. I suggest having a cold beer nea rby because these Windy City dog s covered with jalapeños bite bac k! 940 11th St, Modesto

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This is as close to the original Modesto drive-in culture as you can get.   Pull up in your classic car, push the button on the menu kiosk and soon, a car hop will appear at your car to take your order.   This is the easy part, you order “1 Coney Dog and 1 Large Root Beer, for here”  You can get fries or curds too, but the dog and the root beer is the mainstay.  This is a tasty all beef wiener, smothered in chili, onions and covered with cheese.  This is one of my all time fave dogs.  A foot long would even be better.  I sat and enjoyed my dog in the car, remembering all those that sat there during the days of the cruise and listened to Beatles on the radio.  If only KFIV 1360 still played oldies, but now you have the Vine 92.3 for oldies locally.  I suggest you make it an experience  

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My favorite hot dog is the Western Bacon Cheese Footer from Footers. It has all the best toppings for a dog: BBQ sauce, onions, tomatoes, bacon, with both jack and cheddar cheese. All their dogs are steamed, so they are incredible juicy! I also like to add avocado on occasion. You can pick your side from pretzels, chips, or fruit, and along with traditional soda, they have a plethora of Italian soda flavors to choose from. There is plenty of indoor and outdoor seating at this adorable little hot dog bar.

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Ball Games and Fairs - Middagh Goodwin We can all argue who makes the best dog in town but it is really subjective isn’t it. I am less a fan of the food and more of the experience. Eating a dog at a ball game is a right of passage and really has to be repeated game after game. The Modesto Nuts opening game is April 12th so no better time to grab a dog and a beer and enjoy the spring air.

Stanislaus County Fair is just around the corner and there is nothing like eating a footlong corndog on the midway. Not sure what it is about the heat of Summer and the flashing lights of the games and rides that make them seem to taste so good.

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POET Extra Innings By Sam Pierstorff

This is it— my first baseball glove. I am 34-years-old, scarred by the flames of divorce. No pop flies. No pop. Left with just me and my brother, the bookworm, not even a ball to break a window with. But today, across the glass dining room table sits my 7-year-old son, flapping his new leather mitt like a butterfly’s fiery wings so quickly I get the feeling he might fly away before I can teach him how to catch what I never could.

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Let’s give it up to our own Effie Passero who killed it on the auditions for American Idol.   When Lionel Ritchey goes over and looks to see if she has an extra volume knob on her, you know it is good.  Many of you know her as the former Francesca Bavarro and have heard her amazing voice and keyboards around town, at the MAMAs, her performances with Hot Club Faux Gitane and at Valley Talent Project  We are stoked she made it through to the main show and can’t wait to see her on top at the end of the season. You need to check her out on American Idol as he season progresses and celebrate and support Modesto area music.    www.modestoareamusic.com • www.americanidol.com

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UNPLUGGED Songcatchers by Aaron Rowan

April Movies A warm tropical evening on an island in the Panama Canal. I join my dear friend on the balcony of the laboratory building, where she is about to wind down another day of research in the best possible way - the making of live music. A few of her fellow scientists here are also fellow musicians, and tonight she and her banjo are accompanied by a guitarist from Germany. They pair well on a few folksy songs. A third player takes up his seat to join the fun - a clarinetist! An orchestral folk-rock jam welcomes me to my first night on this island where very few have had the privilege of setting foot. Sharon and I go back to my first year as a music curator, and she is one of the songwriters I

METAL Mind Of A Machine by Eve Oberlander Mind of a Machine is a band from Modesto and Los Banos and has been around since 2013. Collin Torres, Lead Guitar and Chico Barker, Drums are the original members with Roger Guajardo on Bass and Eric Doran on Vocals. Each member has been in previous killer bands from the area such as Modesto legends, Siep, American Witch, Wicked Hickie, Beyond All Brutality, Forever Obscured and The Bone Man. I want to share with you a little back story and history about Collin Torres, Mind of a Machine’s driving force. Collin started playing the drums in 1986 and the tender age of 8. Once he got into high school he wanted to switch to guitar but his Mother wouldn’t let him sell his drum set so he continued playing the drums. In 1994 Collin and two other musicians formed the band Carcinogen. One of those members was Modesto’s Jimbo Warr Guitarist, of 17TEN and The Venting Machine who played bass. Carcinogen got a new bass player and moved down to Los Angeles in 1998. That’s when they

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most look forward to hosting. But for the past two and a half months, she has devoted herself to the study of katydids on this island, recording and analyzing the unique song of each specimen she collects. It appears that katydids are slowly phasing out the practice of chirping, possibly as a survival adaptation against the bats which hunt them by sonar. As Sharon puts it, her current research project is like studying the evolution of silence. After a few days and nights exploring the rainforest, meeting new critters both cute and creepy, and running up and down hillsides helping Sharon rustle up her katydids, I return home and waste no time jumping back into the wonderful work of bringing some of the most unique and interesting live music to Modesto. A few good friends and I are doing what we can to ensure that such beautiful sounds do not disappear from the area. Come by and see what we have to offer, and you’ll experience a side of the Modesto music scene you may not be used to. Many of this month’s highlights evoke a sense of

changed the name to Depswa. Depswa started playing big clubs down in LA where they eventually got noticed by Glenn Danzig, Corey Taylor and Sharon Osbourne. Collin and his band Depswa played a private show for Sharon Osbourne at SIR rehearsal studios on the Sunset Strip. After that, Geffen Records set up the band with a private show at the Viper Room. Corey Taylor, of Slipknot and Stonesour, came to Depswa’s house a few times partied and watched the guys play their set. Once they played for Corey, he wanted to sign them to his record label, Maggot Records. The band ended up getting signed to Geffen Records. During this time Collin and his band got to play a show with Danzig in San Diego, and they had Disturbed open for them at the Troubadour in Hollywood. Personality differences lead Collin to leave Depswa and at that moment, Collin joined three bands all at once. They were 151, Stigma and Jet Motor Crash. Stigma went on to have major motion pictures (Without a Paddle and Epic Movie), TV spots like Nickelodeon and MTV. Stigma’s music is also on VH1’s Pantera

the natural world. April 7, Wendy Burch Steel & Redwood bring sweet bluegrass and folk to Moon & Sixpence (500 9th St. between E & F). 7:30 PM, $15. April 13 & 14, Modesto Symphony presents ‘Nights In The Gardens Of Spain’ featuring works by Spanish and Brazilian composers, with a special guest pianist from Venezuela. 8 PM at Gallo Center. April 15, Sunday Afternoons At CBS closes its season with hometown favorites California Zephyr. 3 PM at 1705 Sherwood Ave. April 27 & 29, Townsend Opera stages the classic ‘Madame Butterfly,’ directed by local world-touring opera star Annalisa Winberg. 7:30 and 2:00 PM respectively at Gallo.

Behind the Music. Stigma got to record in Steve Vai’s recording studio, The Mother Ship, located in the Hollywood Hills. Collin’s band 151 went on to play shows with Mastodon, Sevendust, Kottonmouth Kings and Hed Pe and did one national tour. His band Jet Motor Crash also did a couple of national tours. After all of this, Collin moved back to Los Banos, sold his drums and bought a guitar. He started writing songs which became songs for Mind of a Machine. They are currently recording at The Ice Chamber Studios, located in Modesto, and should be releasing a six-song EP later this year. With musical influences such as Pantera, SoulFly, Devil Driver, Fear Factory and Static X, this albums gonna be dope. For booking info contact 151collin@gmail.com

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Pictured: Nick Mejia, Miriam Rodriguez, Courtney Rose , Josh Plante, Yolanda Phillps If you’re like us, you are always on the look out to try new drinks at new places. But being us, who tend to be oblivious at times, you might drive right past a great place many times before stopping in, not aware of any giant orange and yellow sign that might be posted on the building. Don’t be like us, been on the look-out for new places, explore every nook and cranny, because that is how you will discover your new favorite watering hole. That is how we recently discovered the 108 Sports Lounge in Riverbank. We’ve driven by it likely 108 times on our way to Oakdale or Sonora, but there’s no reason you couldn’t make the 108 Sports Lounge your final destination of the day instead! Not a dive bar, nor a tavern or saloon, not quite a mezzanine either-this place is in a class all of its own. The atmosphere is sleek and modern, with soft black pleather couches, pool tables, and an entire wall of dart boards. Did we mention the TV’s? Dozens of them. All to entertain you with any sport you may want to see. And if lounging isn’t your thing, fear not, what you really come here for are the drinks. There are over 900 liquors on hand from around the globe, and 30 beers on tap that rotate constantly. They were the first bar to serve beer from our favorite Oakdale brewery, Last Call, which is currently tapped alongside Belching Beaver and Angry Orchard, some of our other favorite brands. Nicholas (Nick) Mejia, bar manager, and his team of bartenders, welcomed us for a sample of some lovely libations. When Nick served in the navy, he bartended in New Orleans and Japan, learning tricks and ideas that set him apart. Bringing his knowledge back to his hometown, he paired his concoctions with the smiles and compassion of his staff, becoming a cocktail-loving Justice League. With any alcohol you could ever want on hand, they can

make you lit’rilly anything you want. (That was the best Chris Trager impression right there!) Miriam Rodriguez made us a 108 Cocktail, whiskey with brown sugar and black walnut bitters served over an ice sphere, garnished with orange peel. Courtney Rose created the Mother’s Day Cocktail for us, a blend of crushed mint and blueberries, hibiscus syrup made in-house, over vodka with a dash of lemonade. Both were delicious and refreshing! We asked them why they like doing what they do, and we got one of the best answers in the business! They love being a part of people’s lives, and celebrating all their good times with them. One Saturday, they hosted a 22 year old’s birthday party and a 65 year old’s birthday party at the same time! Because anyone of any age (over 21 of course) can take refuge here, relaxing and enjoying a break from the mundane. “We  take care of our community, which is our family, by giving them a home-away-fromhome. We give them an experience they don’t need to leave Riverbank for.” We couldn’t agree more! So the next time you drive down 108, stop in and treat your tastebuds. Billiards is free all day on Tuesdays, UFC is on all the time, bands and comedians often entertain you on the weekends, so it doesn’t matter what you define as “a good time”, it can be found here: because good people always equal good times! 

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Modesto is fortunate to have many hometown heroes, and it seems like there are always more people that are stepping up to take this part.   The people of Modesto were celebrating having one of their own at the Winter Olympics in South Korea.  Kendall Wesenberg is the daughter of Carl and Laurie Wesenberg and grew up in Modesto.  Kendall has always been an athlete excelling in soccer, basketball, golf, tennis, volleyball, track and field and spent a lot of time in the mountains skiing and snowboarding as well as at the lake water skiing.  After playing sports at Central Catholic, she graduated from University of Colorado at Boulder.  One of her favorite experiences was being a counselor at Foothill Horizons and many of the local kids in our community experienced her leadership.  Kendall will be the keynote speaker and share her story at the American Heart Association’s Wear Go Red for Women Luncheon on May 4th.  Let’s catch up with Kendall: ModestoView: Did you ever imagine that one day you would be in the Olympics? Kendall Wesenberg: I always took pride in being an athlete but the Olympics were never anything I had in mind until I started skeleton.   MV: What was different about the Olympics than during your training efforts? KW:  We tried to keep everything the same as a normal race both on the preparation and performance side and by race day it honestly felt like another world cup race, albeit with a much larger crowd.   MV: What do you think you will do differently going forward to build on this experience? KW: My hip has finally got back to a point where it can withstand an entire season of effort and stress so I’m excited to keep improving on my push and we have a lot of ground to make up on the equipment side of things, so a lot of my focus is on how to improve that right now.   MV: What was your favorite Olympic moment? KW:  The opening ceremonies was hands down one of the coolest things I have ever gotten to do.

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MV:  What advice would you give to people that are thinking about trying a new sport? KW:  my advice to any one looking to try the sport is to go for it! If you think it’s something you might be good at, you have nothing to lose in giving it a shot. Worst case scenario, you’ll have a good story.   MV: Is there something you learned during your high school and college sport years that really prepared you for where you are now? KW: the commitment it takes to be an athlete and to plan and prioritize your schedule is something that you learn growing up as an athlete and that is super helpful in professional sports as well as the rest of your life.   MV: How cool was it to see your many family and friends there at the Olympics cheering you on?

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MV: What is the first thing you did after the Olympics. KW:  I slept and watched Netflix for about a week. Caught up on a bunch of appointments and am now traveling through Europe for a few weeks to take a break from it all and enjoy some adventure with nowhere to be   MV:  What should a kid, that is considering taking up an Olympic sport, do to prepare themselves? KW:  IF a kid is setting their goals on the Olympics or any professional sport endeavor, first and foremost, they should make sure they love it. You’re going to spend a lot of time working to be better at it and sacrifice a lot of other opportunities in the process so if you don’t love it, none of that will be worth it and eventually it will be hard to find motivation and secondly, find balance. You need other outlets and passions and hobbies so that you aren’t so caught up in one thing.   MV:  Any shout outs you want to give to your home team that helped you make it to this level? KW:  I don’t like to do shout outs because I am always worried I’ll forget someone but I am truly so thankful for all of the people who have helped me get to this point, whether in an athletic realm or just in helping to shape who I am today.   MV: What is your next goal? KW:  After I get a decent amount of rest in, I’m going to get back to training to try and make the world cup team again next season and see what I can do.   MV:  Our fun signature question: Beatles or Stones? KW:  Beatles!

KW: having a group of my friends and family there meant everything to me. I had a pretty Learn more about Kendall on her official awful race at a really important time but having Facebook page:  www.facebook.com/kendallthem there helped me through the end of the wesenbergusa/ race and the emotions after and also, kept the Learn more about the American Heart Asimportant things in perspective. It’s really great sociation Go Red Lunch: https://ahastockton. to know that the people who love you have ejoinme.org/MyEvents/20172018ModestoSto cktonGoRedLuncheon/tabid/886183/Default. your back regardless of outcome and to have aspx them fly all the way to Korea to show me that was incredible   MV:  What was one of the moments that caused you the most frustration. KW:  Missing the turn 2 to 3 transition in my first run. My Olympic race was basically over in 10 seconds. That corner had been tricky all week but I got it really well on two of my last couple of training runs so to miss it like that in the first run and take myself out of the race so early was really tough.   FOR MORE MODESTO INFO: www.modestoview.com


TAKE ACTION Walk a Mile for Haven By Chris Murphy We have no use for spousal or domestic abuse.   This is something that we all must stand up against and prevent sexual abuse of any kind.  We must support those that protect our most vulnerable in our community.  The Haven Women’s Center does work that is literally life saving in the most dangerous times.  Women need a safe place to get away and feel safe.  This is why Sierra Pacific and ModestoView are Walking a Mile in Her Shoes.   Men from all walks of life will be wearing bright red pumps to show solidarity that we have no use for abuse.   The ModestoView Team will be out walking to raise money for Haven.  We hope that you will dig down deep and support our team.   We will be walking Saturday morning, April 28. Please make a quick contribution so we can make a difference.  Plus, I am sure you get a good laugh watching men struggle to do what women do all day long. Tell a friend too.  http://www.havenwalkamile.org/   Team ModestoView.  Please support us. https://www.firstgiving.com/team/366321

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Vintage Baseball By Chris Murphy

– Modesto has always been in the ballgame!

I believe that a city is successful when it celebrates and embraces it’s history to build a modern story on. So many cities have no real history, but Modesto has a music history with Rockabilly, a Classic Car Graffiti History, world-class wine history with Gallo, we are the home of George Lucas and Star Wars and our hometown heroes like Royal Robbins pioneered the global sport of climbing, just to name a few.  Modesto is legit! Our baseball history is also woven through our community and is part of most every kids life and back in the day, it was everything to many. We have a special guest history lesson today from local writers and historians Carl Baggese, who has a series of history books and Ken White, who just produces is Touchstones Modesto history and his book Getaway Day.  I hope you enjoy  this.

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Willie Mays swings during the Giants & Yankees 1962 World Series practice in Modesto. Photo: Open History

By Carl Baggese

Vintage team photos: Courtesy of Carl Bagesse

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Every baseball fan knows exactly when February is here. With the month of romance, of hearts and flowers, comes the arrival of pitchers and catchers ready for Spring Training. It happens with the same certainty as almond blossoms bursting out on the branches and limbs of the orchards around Modesto. For those who have waited through the brutal months of winter and the collisions of football and hockey, baseball signals that it is time to relax; to enjoy the less frenetic pace of a much more sedate, refined sport highlighting “the boys of summer.” Baseball once stood on a pedestal as “the great American pastime.” Youngsters honed their prowess by playing in parks, sandlots and streets throughout the country. Baseball captured the imaginations of boys and men (and more than a few girls and women) in every city and town in the country, imagining their prowess standing at home plate, looking the pitcher in the eye, and knocking the ball out of the park. While the game has been none too gently shoved off the pedestal by football, soccer, basketball and the like, it still fills ballparks around the country and provides dreams of glory to those who seek fame and fortune by landing on their favorite team. There are those who will tell you it’s not a game, it’s just a business now. Baseball is all about money and big player contracts. Yet when you look around a stadium, you will see unabashed joy from those in attendance. They cheer, they groan, they suffer agony as their team comes up short and joy when the score is in their favor. And if, by chance, that team makes it into the postseason – then watch the magic begin. Whether it is a local California League “A” team, like the Modesto Nuts; a “AAA” team with direct connections to a major league franchise like the Sacramento River Cats; or big city teams such as the San Francisco Giants or Oakland A’s, it’s all about the game, regardless of the astronomical contracts, the high cost of tickets or the price of a hot dog.

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Modesto was founded in 1870 and it seems that baseball has always been part of the town’s DNA. In 1872, a mere two years after its founding, the first baseball team was officially formed. An article in the September 22, 1872 Stanislaus News marked the occasion by reporting that although the players as yet had not evidenced much ability, they displayed “considerable muscle” and were “well backed with enthusiasm and vim,” according to Modesto, Then and Now. A month later, the team distinguished itself by choosing a uniform which featured a red cap, red shirt, white pantaloons and white canvas shoes. The name chosen for the team was the “Red Caps.” The Modesto Red Caps evolved by the early 1900s into the Modesto Reds. This would be the team’s name for decades. Early on they were part of a league that included Modesto, Merced, Chowchilla and Stockton. According to local historian, Colleen Bare, “the team traveled the circuit in a surrey pulled by four horses.” “The March 23, 1906 issue of the Stanislaus Weekly News announced

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that the ‘unbeaten and invincible Modesto Reds,’ were challenging any baseball team in the San Joaquin Valley, even the American Association and the National League. The boys felt that they were ‘equal to it’ and were ‘chuck full of ginger,’ said the News, adding, ‘bring on your champions from the tall grass of Merced and the mud flats of Stockton, anywhere in fact.’ The article also noted that people would be willing to pay ‘two-bits’ all summer just to watch the Reds ‘eat ‘em alive.’” Apparently, the Chicago White Sox took notice of the upstart Modesto Reds, and spent eight days on a train traveling to Modesto to take on the Reds. The game took place on March 7, 1910, which the White Sox ended up winning 4-0. Over 2,000 people attended the game at Modesto’s Baseball Park. In those early days, Modesto was often a sparring partner for the San Francisco Seals, who would travel into the valley to challenge the Reds. A 1911 photograph shows the Seals perched on a parapet of the Tynan Hotel at 10th and H Streets in downtown Modesto on one of their visits.

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In 1946, the Modesto Reds became part of the California League as an independent team.

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The league, which had been formed in 1941, was reorganized after World War II as a minor league organization with A level teams. The Modesto team has the longest tenure of any California League team having been part of the organization since its inception in 1946. Modesto major league team affiliations over the years have included the St. Louis Browns, Pittsburgh Pirates, Milwaukee Braves, New York Yankees, Houston Colt 45s, St. Louis Cardinals, Oakland Athletics, Colorado Rockies and the present Seattle Mariners. During their tenure with the Oakland Athletics, which includes the major league club’s three 1970s World Series championships, the Modesto A’s contributed by providing a place for players that would eventually be called up to Oakland, including the likes of Reggie Jackson, Rickey Henderson, Joe Rudi and Sal Bando, among others. The makeup of the major league team with so many past members of the Modesto A’s once prompted A’s radio broadcaster, Bill King, to say, “The Modesto A’s just won the World Series for Oakland.”

“Getaway Day” and the World Series By Carl Baggese The center of the world of baseball was Modesto, California on Oct. 14, 1962. That day, for three hours, the World Series arrived in town. Typhoon Freda had dampened the baseball classic, and after three consecutive days of a postponed game six, the San Francisco Giants and New York Yankees sought a place to practice that was dry, welldrained and perfect for stretching their legs and letting the balls fly and the bats swing. Turned out, Del Webb Field, some 90 miles from Candlestick Park was the perfect place. Several thousand Modesto baseball fans showed up and filled the ballpark with joyful cheers. A few days later they would be listening to President Kennedy describe Russian nuclear missiles in Cuba aimed at the US. That’s pretty much the short version of the story. What it doesn’t convey is the dynamic of having some of Major League Baseball’s all-time great players, future Hall of Famers, descend on the small rural com-

San Francisco Seals 1911 Team names over the years have been Modesto Reds (1946-61); Modesto Yankees (196269); Modesto Cardinals (1970-74); Modesto A’s (1975-2004); and Modesto Nuts (2005 to the present).

Author’s Note: Carl Baggese is the author of “Images of America – Modesto” and a postcard book, “Modesto,” both published by Arcadia Publishing. He also developed the website, www.historicmodesto.com, and has been a newspaper reporter and a community theater producer. Most recently he contributed several articles and photos for “Touchstones: Life and Times of Modesto,” by Ken White.

munity of Modesto in the agriculturally-rich San Joaquin Valley. Among those baseball greats were Willie Mays and Mickey Mantle; Yogi Berra and Willie McCovey, Whitey Ford and Juan Marichal; Orlando Cepeda and Gaylord Perry. Also on the practice field was Roger Maris, who had broken the major league batting record the year before. While Del Webb Field (now Thurman Field) held about 5,000 spectators, the crowd size was estimated at 16,000. Those who were there 56 years ago as children have never forgotten that day when two major league teams, playing the World Series in San Francisco, took a break during the storms of Typhoon Freda, and found a dry spot for batting practice 90 miles from Candlestick Park. Ken White, local author, whose book, “Getaway Day,” not only commemorates that special day in 1962 when the World Series briefly stopped in Modesto, but also uses it as the basis for a fictional story about a local young boy, Mikey Wright, who seeks a way for his ailing father to meet his baseball idol, Mickey Mantle. The story uses many of White’s own experiences growing up in a rural small town, and intertwines it with a sometimes funny, sometimes emotional, but always entertaining tale of love and devotion to family and the game of baseball. Along the way, in the comingof-age story, White focuses on a journey taken by his Mikey where he runs into many famous people who help encourage him in his quest, also imparting wisdom and advice that deepens the young-

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ster’s commitment to achieving his goal. White’s book begins with the 2010 San Francisco Giants’ World Series Victory Parade that brought a million people into the city to celebrate the team’s first championship, as an adult Mikey shares the moment with his son. Then the story flashes back to 1962 in Modesto so that Mikey can tell the story that forever creates a bond between him and America’s pastime. It is a history lesson and an inspiration that makes one realize the impact love (and baseball) can have on a young person’s life. “Getaway Day” is a must for anyone who loves baseball, and especially for those of us who live in Modesto and can recall the day the World Series came to town. It is available at Yesterday’s Books in Modesto, online at Amazon, at Barnes and Noble and in the McHenry Museum and McHenry Mansion stores, as well as other booksellers.

There will be a book signing with Ken White and Dennis Snelling, author of several nonfiction books about baseball, on April 14 at Barnes and Noble in Modesto from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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By Middagh Goodwin Since 1977, “May the Force be With You” has been part of the global lexicon. This phrase, created by Modesto native George Lucas symbolizes the magic and influence of his epic film Star Wars, the follow-up film to his breakthrough American Graffiti. Just say “May the 4th Be With You” out loud and you will hear the pun that so many Star Wars fans worldwide have used to proclaim their love of the saga. “May the Force be with you” to all that celebrate Modesto’s best-known citizen George Lucas’s beloved Star Wars story is the phrase that binds us all together and is a message of hope for all, like peace or shalom. On May 3rd, 2016 an official proclamation was made by the City Council making May the Fourth Star Wars Day in Modesto. Last year marked the 40th Anniversary of Star Wars: A New Hope and we celebrated big in the 10th Street Plaza. A new tradition was born and this year Star Wars Day looks to be bigger and better. On Friday, May 4th 5 pm we will in the 10th Street Plaza once again celebrating all things

Star Wars. We have invited all the Fan Clubs to join us the 501st, Mandalorian Mercs, Saber Guild, Dark Empire, Astromech Builders and Rebel Legion. We have reached out to the NorCal Cosies and Central Valley Costumers to join us as well. We encourage you all to dress up as your favorite characters or just sport a Star Wars T-Shirt to show your love.  Once again the Lodge Pole(Jedi) Pickers will be performing live and Laser Voodoo will be putting on a laser light show to thrill children of all ages. Fuzio and Ralston’s Goat will be doing speciality themed food and drinks. Brenden is working on another great movie to show(how fun was watching Space Balls on the big screen last year?)  Along with all this, there will be a lifesize TieFighter and a lightsaber battle when the sun goes down. Bring your friends, your family, your kids and May the Force Be With You.

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Always collect the contact information of bands you are playing with and stay By Middagh Goodwin in touch through the year. We have entered the first days of Spring, and as When you are getting ready musicians, we are looking towards the Summer. to book your tour you can ask them to help set The weather is warming up, and plans for touring up a show or share their booking contacts. Not is at least in the back of your mind. Unfortunately only will this make it much easier to book your quite often like the rabbit we are not entirely tour, but you will more often play with a band you prepared when the time comes. already like and good chance have a place to stay, Consider the next couple months Spring TrainAlways be prepared to do the same when the time ing. Decide what you want to and can exactly comes to reciprocate.  accomplish as far as touring or just performing Make sure you also ask the promoter for any press regionally. Make a plan and work towards the contacts, local or community radio stations that end goal of playing in front of as many people as might play your style of music. Send out a press possible. Touring, merchandise and all the other release early and include all the show info along incidentals cost money. If you do not have a band with your contact info. Plan on getting into town fund, create one now, if you do work at filling the early and swing by the local music store, hot topic coffers with as much as possible. Online fundraisor coffee shops and hand out flyers or download ing is one option but how practical and engaging codes to anyone who seems like they would like is it? your music.  You do not need to reinvent the wheel just think Make sure you show up early to the venue, outside of the box a little. Host a car wash or bake talk with not just the promoter but the owner, sale; this method has been an effective fundraiser bartender, employees, make a good impression so for Schools and Churches for years. Pick the band that they will want you to come back.  member who has the house with the most street Remember to always send your show info into traffic for a garage sale. Not only will you get rid the ModestoView so we can help you promote. of stuff you do not want but you stand to make a Looking forward to seeing pictures and hearing fair amount of money. You can even sell the bands stories from the road.  T-Shirts and CDs at these events. 

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SONGWRITING In Rodeo, spurs are a tool, dull and proven, with rowels used for prompting persuasion to confront being uncomfortable and encourage moving forward. We can spur our local music community on by putting our support behind venues that propel diverse music choices. The Barkin Dog Grill, Congregation Beth Shalom, Moon and Sixpence and Ralston’s Goat are leading the way by introducing artistic selections that are both unorthodox and bridging genre and generations. The urgent call for more business owners to make the move and offer spaces to house entertainment is paramount to the survival and promotion of culture. Salons, studios, bodegas and boutiques are all suitable for hosting Singer Songwriter rooted talentnon obtrusive volume, marginal use of space and clever for generating Interest and business. If you are interested in taking your space to a new cultural plane and investing in our localeit’s a rewarding involvement and we are here to help you. Let’s do this! Deva Cafe continues its tradition of great Sunday Breakfast music. The April lineup will feature two Singer Songwriter MAMA winners, two Blue Collar MAMA winners and an Americana MAMA winner. Tim Allen kicks off 4/8 channeling Elton, Billy and the Beatles, 4/15 the Ardent Trio featuring Rick Fletcher, Patty Castillo Davis and Tim Allen, 4/22 Chris Murphy plays an acoustic Classic Rock set and Mattea Overstreet sings a sultry collection of covers and originals. Try the April beverage of the month- The Strawberry Mimosa. Check in

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Modesto Porchfest is Coming Fun thing to do calendar alert! This is one of the biggest music, fun and community events ever in Modesto. 30+ porches in the College, Bodem/Morris & LaLoma neighborhoods will be featuring live music on May 20 from 12 – 6 pm.   ModestoView will be hosting a porch in the LaLoma neighborhood on Edgebrook Dr. so we hope you will stop by.  It is a great day to socialize, dance, sing, and ride your bikes in Modesto. People are donating their porches and the bands are donating their time so make sure to thank the bands with BIG TIPS and become a fan!   The ModetoView Porch will be featuring Dave Roger’s Drum Circle, Me & You the Duo, Patty Castillo Davis Band, Cloak and Swagger and a Third Party Jam.   www.modestoporchfest.com

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Hello everyone, we have a month packed with fun stuff to do so let’s get to it. On the 5th Poorhouse Millionaires and friends are back at Ralston’s Goat for a fun night of local comedy and music. On the 6th you can catch Terrie Londee and the B-4 Dawn Band at the Oakdale Sports Bar for some great dance music. On the 7th you have a few options. During the day, starting at 11am you can catch Tony and the Tuff Times over at Cycle Specialties in Modesto. Up in Jamestown I will be playing with the Poorhouse Millionaires at the Rawhide. It’s a really fun spot with lot of space and great atmosphere. If you want some fun at an even higher altitude you can catch Gary Gervase & Kickstart Blues at Pine Mountain Lake Resort in Groveland. On the 11th I will be hosting my first Blues Jam at St. Stan’s in 11th st in Modesto. It should be a lot of fun. On the 13th in Mariposa you can catch one of my favorite local singers miss Tiffany Rose will be at the Hideout Saloon. Also on the 13th you can check out Fresno’s own AC

Miles doing his blues rock best. Great guy and if you are into Hendrix, AC is your guy. Sundays are always worth checking out at Ralston’s Goat these day but make double sure to head over on the 15th to check out Sol Riddim. They aren’t blues but they are a lot of fun and great musicians one and all. Jumping ahead to the 21st you have some options. The lodi Blues and Brews at the Lodi Event Center with a few bands including Jeramy Norris and the Dangerous Mood heading things up. Gary Gervase & Kickstart Blues at Barkin Dog, this will be a really fun show for sure. Or you can take a trip up Sac way and check out Big Earl and the Cryin’ Shame on the Sac River Beer Train. Gary Gervase & Kickstart Blues will be at Spring Creek in Ripon on the 26th. You could also consider heading up to Black Oak Casino that night and checking out SRV Experience with Catfish Daniels. I played with Catfish late last year and he is a monster blues rock guy. If you dig SRV, Jimi Hendrix or a little band called ZZ Top then Catfish is your Dude. On the 27 you can check out Two-Tone Steiny and the Cadillacs at Valley Brewing in Stockton. This concert series is a lot of fun and I have heard that this band is top notch too. Also on the 27th I will be at the 108 Sports Lounge in Riverbank with the Poorhouse Millionaires. We always have a good time out in the City of Action. Folks, I hope you have a great month. See you out at a show. Earl Matthews, (209)450-4141 bigearl@gmail.com

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L- Carlos Caro, C- Jamie Dubberly, R- Conrad Johnson If you have not already heard Jamie Dubberly, Latin Grammy Winner Trombonist and arranger you have to check him out in the Blue Monday Band, second Monday of every month at the Barkin’ Dog Grill. This Month Friday the 13th at the Barkin’ Dog you really need to come even if you are superstitious. And also another sweet surprise is Miss Effie Passero, formerly Francesca Bavaro, Now she is on American Idol and hanging with Lionel Richie and whether she wins or loses she has already won and will go on to do great things with her music and vitality.  Wow you go girl!  And yes I’m going to vote for her! I used to book her around town and always fell by to hear her incredible

vocals that could fill a room without a microphone. And next month I am going to start as part of my article doing a bio featuring all the fine musicians here in the Valley and what they do and if they teach their craft, so stay tuned. Blue Monday Party on the Funky side returns to the Barkin’ Dog April 9thth with special guests Conrad Johnson Bass and lead vocals, Will Rock on Keyboard and vocals and Carlos Caro Latin percussion.     Hosting the jam is House band Ultra Lounge, Johnny Valdes guitar, Tim Allen bass, vocals, Dave Hawks on drums, Horns Kevin Marin, and Marty Martinez, and John Burt Sax, Jamey Duberly on Trombone, Dave Dow and you’re truly Eric Benson on Keys.  We will be playing a whole lot of funk and groove music, blues, Latin, jazz, Latin, and a little of everything else. Carlos Caro and Jamey Dubberly Trombone will also give you a taste of their Latin Jazz show the following Friday 13th at the Barkin Dog Grill.  Show from 7 to 10 PM with food and drink available in an all age venue. Call

the Dog for reservations: 572-2341.  If you play, come on down and sit in with the best musicians in the area, or to listen and dance, it’s gonna’ be smoking! The Gallo Center continues to have some amazing shows, the Temptations were amazing and George Benson, no relation to me Eric Benson was smoking, simply one of the best Guitar playing singing musicians to grace the Valley in a long time!  On schedule for April; 17th Art Garfunkel, (formerly with Paul Simon), 19th Jackie Evancho, and the 30th Ronnie Millsap. And remember to bring your reusable Gallo zippy cup, I have a fine collection of 10 to 15 at home. They are just like plastic bags you don’t remember to bring them until you are at the store! And the Barkin’ Dog Grill, one of my favorite family friendly venues continues with some live music coming at you for April; 6th Highway 99 Band, 7th; Tim Lachuga & Friends, 9th Blue

Monday Party invitational Jam with host Eric Benson, 13th Carlos Caro Latin Jazz Collective, 14th Cove 5 Band, 20th Valley Jazz Company, 21st Gary Gervase Blues Band, 27thElf the Band, and 28th Red Dog Ash, and every single Thursday Dave Dow pianist Extraordinaire hosts a Thursday Jazz Jam session. The Newman Theatre in Newman has nice shows for April is doing some theatre with Rock & Roll, and drama. The West Side Players Present: “Four Weddings and an Elvis”, a comedy. Shows run April 6, 7, 8th and 13, 14 and 15th.  Check out the West Side Theatre for more details. 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: Queen Bean Sundays open mike night also in an all age environment.  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 209918-7033, email; Mbenson@fire2wire.com.

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COMEDY Hello, hello, hello Welcome to the April edition of Comedy View. This month’s theme for the Modesto View is sports. As a comic, I will do my best to resist making any “kicking it into the basket for a home run” jokes. Have you been keeping up with my monthly interview videos, “Run the Light” on ModestoView.com? It only takes 10 minutes to meet a new comic, so check it out. This month’s video is with A.J. DeMello. A.J. is from Turlock and has been in comedy for about six years. He currently has a monthly show—Ha Sauce Comedy Delight at the Pizza Factory in Turlock and also produced the charity comedy show at Queen Bean for a few years. We talk about his writing discipline and how horror and comedy are similar. On the video, A.J. and my cameraman, Rocco, try to teach me to stop using “filler words”. I’ve got to stop it with the “umms” and “likes”, I never hear Oprah talk like that! If you’ve ever used a water spray bottle to try to keep your cat off the counter or your dog off the couch, then you’ll know what I’m talking about. This was a fun, damp episode. As usual, there is comedy

by Felicia Aleman stuff going on. Mark Noyer is doing his Stuck in Lodi Comedy Show on Thurs. April 5 at the Six Shooter Saloon in Lodi at 7 p.m. Anthony K will headline, Chris Teicheira will feature and the lineup is chock full of 209 comics (me included). No cover so get there early for a seat. Every first and third Tuesdays of the month is Cheroot Comedy run by Anthony Krayenhagen. 7:30 p.m. No cover. The first Thursday of every month is Poorhouse Millionaires and Friends at Ralston’s Goat music and comedy run by Earl Matthews and me. 8 p.m. No cover. The last Wednesday of every month is Comedy at the Outpost Saloon in Waterford. April 25. 8 p.m. Co-hosted by Jimmie Menezes and Felicia Aleman. No cover. April 11, Ha Sauce Comedy Delight at The Pizza Factory in Turlock 9 p.m., no cover. A.J. DeMello I may be jumping the gun a bit, but I am excited to be producing a Mom-edy show for Mother’s Day on Saturday, May 12. Tickets are $15 and details will follow soon. Hope to see you at a show!

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Train Like A Frogman by Efren Martinez   When we think of a frogman, most of us usually tie that with a Navy Seal. My comparison would be to train similar to one of these heroes if you’re a tri-athlete.  Just recently I headed back to the Sea of Cortez for some winter open-ocean training. The ability to be able to master your swim, then run, can make or break you in a triathlon. In the past, I learned the hard way that after swimming a couple of miles in the open ocean, and then trying to run out of it, can be quite difficult. As it is, you’ve just swam 2 miles in the choppiest, sometimes coldest, water and you get to shore to instinctively run out to transition to your bike. The thing is, after you’ve swam such a distance, your body is still in swim mode and your legs are too. This is why so many tri-athletes come out of the water only to reach the shore and fall right on their face. Sometimes they twist a foot or even break a wrist. This will end your competition immediately. While I was in Cabo, I trained like a frogman using the inside parameter of my resorts buoys. First I’d start with a run on the shore where the first buoy started,

time my entry to the ocean with the waves, swim 100 yards out, then 450 yards across, 100 back in, only to practice running out of the water and running like heck 450 yards to where I started. After about 6 loops and a little over an over, you should have your body acclimated to be able to get out of the water very quickly and start your run without falling on your face. It’s an intense workout, but not nearly as much as my yearly swim across the Sea of Cortez to Lands End. It’s nearly a 3-mile swim, but the chop of the open ocean is what makes it extremely challenging. This year I tried something different, instead of swimming from the mainland to Lands End, I swam from Lands End to the mainland. I did it

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By Leia Johnson ntouchbodywork.com and treat yourself some time to relax!  It is also primarily important to take care of your body and mind by eating healthy! I am currently hooked on the Açaí Bowl scene in Modesto. Açaí Bowls are typically composed of a smoothie/yogurt-like blend of the açaí berry (from the Amazon), topped with fresh fruits, nuts, granola and sometimes even coconut or honey. At 2 of Yogurt Mill’s Modesto locations (Roseburg and Oakdale), they have recently added these yummy bowls to the menu. The locally owned food truck, The Refuel Center, has açaí bowls, smoothies, fruit cups and rice bowls!! Follow them on Facebook to stay updated with their location!  There are so many other ways for you maintain a healthy mind! Be sure to spend time outside, listen to music, read, write and drink lots of water. I hope you all have a blessed April!

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ZEN Fear of the unknown by Mary Layton Human nature is hungry for information and knowing stuff. We don’t do so well with the unknown. In the ancient world kings would go ask the advice of an oracle or gaze into a crystal ball to see the future. Today we ask Siri, Alexa or go on the internet. The more specific our questions, the more we learn about any given subject. The more we can find out ahead of time the more secure we feel. We can now find out and communicate moment to moment information about weather and road conditions. We can send pictures and emojis showing our location and emotional states. Thanks to Facebook and similar entities, we are traceable, no matter where we are in the world. We can let others know the moment our plane, bus or train has arrived, or whether we will be delayed.

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This time last year I had no idea that heart issues would be part of my life, but now they are. Fortunately, I did the research, got the help I needed and had a successful heart procedure that will hopefully get me back on track.  That is why I am proud to be the Chair of the Leadership Committee for the local American Heart Association.  It is my goal to promote heart healthy living and encourage our community to support these issues.  Please join me in sponsoring or attending the Go Red For Women Luncheon on May 4 at the Modesto Center Plaza featuring Kendall Wesenberg, our April InterView as keynote speaker.  Hope to see you there. Check out www.ModestoGoRedLuncheon.Heart.org for more info and tix.

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erous amounts of rain lately and intermittent sunshine, this month may start off a bit irregular. However, the recent rain has brought many beautiful things with it, rainbows, flowers that keep on poking through the dirt and all the beautiful display of colors to complement the landscape. From daffodils to tulips to hydrangea, Ms. M believes that this Spring season might be the most magnificent yet! This month has showered us with rain and with opportunities to enjoy while staying dry. April 7th welcomes the return of the 2nd Annual Modesto Beer Festival at Tuolumne River Park from 2pm-6pm. Treat your taste buds to a little adventure by tasting the finest Ales, Beers, Ciders and IPA’s in the Modesto Area. Area brewers will be from Modesto, the Central Valley and Beyond. Featuring home brewers from Modesto, the valley, and beyond. 21+ only Tickets: $20 Advance / $25 Door. https://www.aomodesto.com/ Breakfast in bed or at Tiffany’s? Join the Book, Film & Friends event on April 10th at the State theatre where they will be screening the 1961 classic Breakfast at Tiffany, based on the Truman Capote Novella, starring Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard. Join fellow book enthusiasts for your morning coffee and toast with this lovely curated treat. Doors 9am, Discussion 9:30am, Film 10am. Tickets: $8. www.thestate.org Baseball season kicks off in the minors on the ear-

By Monica Barber liest day yet! April 12th marks the opening day for the Modesto Nuts at John Thurman Field! The Nuts take on the Visalia Rawhide at 7:05pm. Gates will open promptly at 5:30pm. The entire family can enjoy the fun with face painting, balloon art and more before the game. Get out and support your defending CLC champions, Modesto! Tickets:$8-11 Info: http://www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t51 One of Modesto’s favorite free events, Earth Day returns April 21st. This event gives you the opportunity to educate yourself about the environment and green resources. Located in GracedaPark, the day from 10am-4pm is family-friendly fun with live entertainment, green educational activities, great food, the K-12 Trash-formation contest and much more. Info: (209) 577-5495 or http://www. modestogov.com/415/Earth-Day You can tell a lot about a person by their shoes. So it’s no brainer that men would want to walk a mile in a woman’s shoes. The Haven’s Annual Walk a Mile in her Shoes event returns April 28th. Men throughout the Modesto area come together to raise awareness about secual assault and domestic violence against women by walking a mile in women’s high heeled shoes. It’s not easy to walk in someone’s shoes but this is a great cause to support the women in our community.  Information: 209-524-4331. Enjoy April!  Kisses, m.

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Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Sandy Maule Spanish Story Time Teen Study Group Up In Smoke April 6th 4 Weddings & an Elvis Acoustic Music Black HeARTS Market DJ Invisible DJ Tease DoMo First Fridays Dune Redding EDM Revolution Johnny & Kelly Josh Rosenblum Band Karaoke with DJ Mark Kid’s Program Live Again Live Music Neil Buettner Panthers for a Cure Preschool Story Time Science Night Teens Rockin’ Jump Terrie Londee & B4 Dawn The Liesure Seeker The Weekend Dance Party Thunder Road VFW Friday Night Dinners Wee Move April 7th 4 Weddings & an Elvis Angel’s Camp Song Posse Artist Open Studio B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Bilingual Story Time Blu’Cidity Chilled Out Saturdays Classic Car Show Come Together-Beatles Craig Morgan Day of the Child Day of the Child DJ Invisible Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Farmer’s Market Folk Dancing Lessons Good Medicine Holistic Expo Josh Rosenblum Band Latin Comedy Jam Left of Centre Live Music Los Nitelighters Meditation with Susie Oakdale Museum & History Center Old School Saturday Open Air Market Rockin’ Saturdays Saturday Easy D Ride Secret Saturdays Sexy Saturdays Shaylin Nicole, LoveCore Shire Potluck Teen Book Talk The Poorhouse Millionaires The Weekend Dance Party Tony & the Tuff Times Vintage at the Yard Wendy Burch Steel & Redwood WRVTH, HellHeart, Lost Horizons X-Method/Toxin Young Mezzy Yugen, Find Yourself April 8th 4 Weddings & an Elvis Artist Open Studio Camellia Society Meeting Champagne Brunch Buffet Columbia Old Time Jam El Komander Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up FOE Breakfast Manteca Senior Dance Open Mic Night Seniors Club Breakfast The Big Mix Tim Allen USA Dance Ballroom Dancing VFW Breakfast April 9th Blue Monday Computer Basics Creative Clay Art Class Crochet Friends of the Library Josh Rosenblum Open Mic Overreaters Anonymous Poker Night Preschool Story Time Puzzle Night Shinedown

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Have fun and be Safe! • Please Designate a Driver Stay & Play Virtual Reality Wee Move Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms April 10th Acoustic Jam at Queen Bean Activated Story Theatre Art Lab Bilingual Story Time Bingo Book Club Breakfast at Tiffany’s Clint Black Excel Intermediate Forever Young Dance Club Friends of the Library Gardening for Kids Golden Valley Chorus Home Buyer Workshop Johnny & Kelly Mattea Overstreet Name That Tune Pine Cone Craft Poetry with Gillian Wegener Preschool Dance Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Shawn Durham Magic Successful Thinkers Mtg Tiki Tuesday Toastmaster Supper Club Trivia Tuesday Turlock Seniors Dance Wiggle Worms April 11th 80s night/DJ Gully Activated Story Theatre Big Earl’s Blues Jam Black Sheep s Ink Art Class Cowboy Story Time Creole Jazz Kings Day of the Child Free QiGong Class Friends of the Library Girls Who Code Ha Sauce Delight Horseshoe tournament In One Accord Josh Rosenblum Band Karaoke Wednesdays Karaoke with DJ Mark Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Knit & Crochet Lego Days Lunch Hour Meditation McHenry Mansion Tea Sampling Moms Club Neil Buettner Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Riverbank Golden Ages Stanislaus County Coin Club Teen Advisory Board Teen Advisory Board The Light of the Moon Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong Wiggle Worm Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms Wine Down Wednesday April 12th Adult Coloring Bonnie & The Boys Out Back Book Club Bunny Hop Casanova’s Night Club College Night Computer Basics David Dow and Friends jam Dueling Piano Edible Craft Farmer’s Market Healthy Eating Class JerLisa Stitches of Love Teddy Bear Project Johnny & Kelly Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Lego Day Lego Days Live Music Marble Craft Me & You the Duo Music Recital Nuts vs Visalia Oakdale Museum & History Center Pineapple Express Play Day Pokemon Craft Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time

Patterson Public Library Salida Public Library Oakdale Public Library Patterson Public Library Modesto Public Library Ceres Public Library Queen Bean, Modesto Turlock Public Library Riverbank Public Library Riverbank Public Library Tiki Lounge, Modesto Salida Public Library State Theatre, Modesto Merced Theatre Modesto Public Library Modesto Senior Center Empire Public Library Hughson Public Library Mancini Hall, Modesto Salida Public Library Rivets Modesto Bauhaus, Modesto Twisted Pig, Modesto Newman Public Library Barkin Dog Grill Modesto Salida Public Library Waterford Public Library Ceres Public Library Patterson Public Libary Oakdale Public Library Modesto Public Library Waterford Library Round Table, McHenry, Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Denny’s McHenry, Modesto P. Wexford’s, Modesto 11914 Cahill St, Turlock Modesto Public Library Boardroom, Modesto Patterson Public Library St Stan’s, Modesto Queen Bean, Modesto Oakdale Public Library Shooters Pub, Modesto Hughson Public Library NTouch, Modesto Riverbank Public Library Salida Public Library Pizza Factory,Turlock Shively’s Grill, Oakdale Strings, Turlock Redwood Café, Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto The Bayou Grill, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Waterford Public Library Modesto Public Library Intrinsic Elements, Modesto McHenry Mansion Gift Shop Patterson Public Library P. Wexfords Modesto Newman Public Library Empire Public Library Keyes Public Library 3600Santa Fe St, Riverbank Denny’s McHenry, Modesto Turlock Public Library Patterson Public LIbrary State Theatre, Modesto First United Methodist, Modesto Oakdale Public Library Turlock Public Library Salida Public Library Redwood Café, Modesto Turlock Public Library Modesto Vet Center Patterson Public Library Hughson Public Library Crocodile’s, Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Turlock Public LIbrary Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto The Grand Cru, Turlock Ceres Public Library Modesto Library Kaiser Bangs Ave, Modesto 4300 Dale Road, Modesto P. Wexford’s, Modesto Kaiser Dale Rd, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Newman Public Library Oakdale Public Library Surla’s, Moesto Denair Public Library Tresetti’s Modesto MJC East John Thurman Field, Modesto 212 West F Street State Theatre, Modesto Empire Public Library Salida Public LIbrary Turlock Public Library Salida Public Library

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Preschool Story Time Sandy Maule Spanish Story Time Thunder Cover April 13th 4 Weddings & an Elvis AC Myles Acoustic Music Annual Vintage Flea Market Bloody Knives/Teaful Moon Book Club Bus Stop Cambodian New Year Coloring Day Crochet DJ Invisible DJ Tease EDM Revolution Hughson Senior Dance & Potluck Johnny & Kelly Josh Rosenblum Band Karaoke with DJ Mark Kid’s Program Lacy J Dalton Latrice Royale Live Music Merced Symphony MJC New Music Concert MSO Neil Buettner Neil Simon’s Rumors Nuts vs Visalia Paul Reiser Paula Soares Preschool Story Time Remedy Shawn Durham Teens Rockin’ Jump The Weekend Dance Party Thunder Road Tiffany Rose/Tractor Boy US Bombs, Opressed Logic VFW Friday Night Dinners April 14th 4 Weddings & an Elvis Angel’s Camp Song Posse Art Walk Sonora B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Bilingual Story Time Bus Stop Cambodian New Year Chilled Out Saturdays Chris Dowd & Friends Couponing Danny G Band Day of the Child DJ Invisible Family Story Time Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Farmer’s Market Folk Dancing Lessons Food For Thought Great White, Gamma Josh Rosenblum Band Live Music Maker Hoopla MCW Band Me&You the Duo MS Walk MSO Neil Simon’s Rumors Nuts vs Visalia Oakdale Museum & History Center Oakdale Rodeo Oakdale Rodeo Parade Rockin’ Saturdays Rusty Roots Show Saturday Easy D Ride Science on the Screen Scott Wilcox Secret Saturdays Sexy Saturdays Soul Galaxy Stockmarket Stories & Art Terrie Londee & B4 Dawn The Spazzmatics The Weekend Dance Party Uke Jamz USA Dance Chapter April 15th 4 Weddings & an Elvis Bus Stop California Zephyr Cambodian New Year Champagne Brunch Buffet Crowder EuroSunday Car Club Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up FOE Breakfast Humanist’s Coffee Klatch Modesto Jazz Society Jam Neil Simon’s Rumors Nuts vs Visalia

Hughson Public Library The Fruit Yard, Modesto Modesto Public Library Black Oak Casino, Tuolumne West Side Theatre, Newman Black Oak Casino, Tuolumne Queen Bean, Modesto Vintage Market, Turlock Still Smoking, Modesto Turlock Public Library Gaslight Theatre, Denair Buddhist Temple, Stockton Modesto Public Library Patterson Public Library Tiki Lounge, Modesto Boardroom, Modesto Shooters Pub and Grill, Modesto 2307 Fourth St, Hughson Rivets, Modesto P Wexford’s Pub, Modesto The Bayou Grill, Modesto MJC, West Campus Redwood Cafe, Modesto Climax Bar, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Merced Theatre MJC East Gallo Center for the Arts SpeakEasy Lounge, Modesto Gallo Center For the Arts John Thurman Field, Modesto Grand Theatre, Tracy Stanislaus County Fair Denair Public Library Oakdale Sports Bar Empire Public Library Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Crocodiles, Modesto The Tilted Turtle, Modesto The Hideout Saloon, Mariposa Hangar BBQ, Merced VFW Hall, Modesto West Side Theatre, Newman Angels Camp Downtown Sonora Oakdale Bicycle Shop Modesto Public Library Gaslight Theatre, Denair Buddhist Temple, Stockton Shooters Modesto Rawhide Saloon, Jamestown Salida Public Library The Grand Cru, Turlock Salida Public Library Tiki Lounge, Modesto Oakdale Public Library Chevron, Kansas, Modesto Rite Aid, Pelandale, Modesto Modesto Library Carnegie Arts Center. Turlock State Theatre, Modesto Grand Theatre, Tracy Rivets Grill, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock SCOE, Modesto SURLAS’s, Modesto The Bayou Grill, Modesto Beyer Park, Modesto Gallo Center For the Arts Gallo Center For the Arts John Thurman Field, Modesto Oakdale Museum Oakdale Rodeo Grounds Downtown Oakdale Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Stanislaus County Fair Oakdale Bike Shop State Theatre, Modesto Rivi’s, Oakdale CR2 Bar & Billiards, Modesto The Boardroom, Modesto Hideout Salooon, Mariposa MLK Plaza, Stockton Modesto Public Library Yosemite Lanes, Modesto Black Oak Casino Resort Crocodiles, Modesto Carnegie Turlock IOOF Lodge, Hughson

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Oakdale Rodeo Open Mic Night Raising Arizona Seniors Club Breakfast Sol Riddim Sunday Brunch The Ardent Trio The Big Mix VFW Breakfast April 16th Crochet Josh Rosenblum Open Mic MJC Symphonic Band MJC Voice Recital Nuts vs Stockton Overreaters Anonymous Poker Night Preschool Story Time Puzzle Night Stay & Play Sunset Lions Comedy ToastMasters Meeting Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms Writing&Poetry Workshop Yoga April 17th Acoustic Jam Angry Bird Craft Anthony K Comedy Night Art Garfunkel Bach, Beethoven & Beatles Bilingual Story Time Caregiver Coffee Break Emoji Craft Day Family Dinner & Movie Forever Young Dance Club Geneological Society Golden Valley Chorus Johnny & Kelly Kite Craft Name That Tune Nuts vs Stockton Poetry with Gillian Wegener Poorhouse Millionaires Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Successful Thinkers Mtg Teen Book Club The Victoriana/Tuxedo Gleam Tiki Tuesday Toastmaster Supper Club Trivia Tuesday Turlock Seniors Dance Weatgher Clouds and Water Wiggle Worms Women of Love Ministries Word Basics Yoga April 18th 80s night/DJ Gully Black Sheep s Ink Art Class Book Sale Community Band Concert Creole Jazz Kings Day of the Child Family Story Night Free QiGong Class Girls Night Out Girls Who Code Horseshoe tournament In One Accord Josh Rosenblum Band Karaoke Wednesdays Karaoke with DJ Mark Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Knit & Crochet Lego Days Neil Buettner No Litter Zone Nuts vs Stockton Pop Punk Pile Up Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Riverbank Golden Ages Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong Wee Move Wiggle Worm Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms Wine Down Wednesday April 19th Babes in Toyland Bonnie & The Boys Out Back Book Sale Bottle Craft Bunny Race Car Treat Casanova’s Night Club College Night Comedy Night

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Oakdale Rodeo Grounds Queen Bean, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Denny’s, McHenry, Modesto Ralston’s Goat, Modesto Deva Cafe, Modesto Deva Cafe, Modesto Crocodile’s, Modesto VFW Hall, Modesto Modesto Public Library P. Wexford’s, Modesto MJC East MJC East John Thurman Field, Modesto Sutter Gould Office, Modesto Shooters Grill, Modesto Riverbank Public Library Ceres Public Library Patterson Public Library Peterson Event Center, Modesto 200 W. Roseburg Ave, Modesto Patterson Public Library Modesto Public Library Ceres Public Library Oakdale Public Library Modesto Public Library Queen Bean, Modesto Waterford Public Library Cheroot Lounge, Modesto Gallo Center For the Arts MJC East, Modesto Riverbank Public Library Hospice, Modesto Riverbank Public Library Salida Public Library Modesto Senior Center Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Mancini Hall, Modesto Rivets Modesto Hughson Public Library Twisted Pig, Modesto John Thurman Field, Modesto Barkin Dog Grill Modesto Bauhaus, Modesto Patterson Public Libary Ceres Public Library Waterford Public Library Oakdale Public Library Modesto Public School Round Table McHenry Modesto Oakdale Public Library Tri-Chromatic Gallery, Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Denny’s McHenry Avenue P. Wexford’s, Modesto 11914 Cahill St, Turlock Turlock Public Library Modesto Public Library Clarion Inn, Modesto Modesto Public Library Patterson Public Library Boardroom, Modesto Queen Bean, Modesto Patterson Public Library MJC East Shooter’s Pub & Grill Keyes Public Library Patterson Public Library NTouch, Modesto Frontier Club, Patterson Salida Public Library Shively’s Bar & Grill, Oakdale Strings, Turlock Redwood Café, Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto The Bayou Grill, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Waterford Public Library Modesto Public Library P. Wexfords Modesto Empire Public Library John Thurman Field, Modesto The Other Place, Modesto Newman Public Library Empire Public Library Keyes Public Library 3600Santa Fe St, Riverbank First United Methodist Church, Modesto Turlock Public Library Oakdale Public Library Turlock Public Library Salida Public Library Redwood Café, Modesto Gallo Center for the Arts Modesto Vet Center Patterson Public Library Ceres Public Library Empire Public Library Crocodile’s, Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Ralston’s Goat, Modesto

Computer Basics Computer Basics David Dow and Friends Jam Email Basics Farmer’s Market Friday Green Team Educational Meeting Harvest Gold Jackie Evancho Johnny & Kelly Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Lauren Peterson Live Music MJC Piano Concert Oakdale Museum & History Center Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Rainy Day Craft Sandy Maule Spanish Story Time Teen Study Group Third Thursday Art Walk Vintage Faire Mall Kids Club April 20th Acoustic Music Backyard Bookworms Bob Wayne Book Sale Bus Stop Corbin Nash Designer Show House DJ Invisible DJ Tease EDM Revolution Evening of Dance Experimental Film Night Foxtrot Friday Night Out Girls Night Out Honeygirl Irish Cultural Society Johnny & Kelly Josh Rosenblum Band Karaoke with DJ Mark Kid’s Program La Chupitos Live Music Love & All That Jazz Mr Popper’s Penquins Neil Buettner Preschool Story Time RedRum Seventeen Teen Craft Teens Rockin’ Jump The Green Machine The Weekend Dance Party Thunder Road VFW Friday Night Dinners Wee Move April 21st Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Angel’s Camp Song Posse Aquaria Autism Benefit B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Bilingual Story Time Brother Spellbinder Bus Stop Chilled Out Saturdays Clean Slate Corbin Nash Day of the Child DJ Invisible Evening of Dance Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Farmer’s Market Folk Dancing Lessons Gary Gervase & Kickstart Blues Hearthstone Jeff Ricketts & the Dirt Road Josh Rosenblum Band Live Music Love Modesto Mattea Overstreet Me&You the Duo Merced Comic Con Oakdale Museum & History Center Rockin’ Saturdays Salsa Fiesta Saturday Easy D Ride Science on the Screen Scrapbooking Secret Saturdays Sexy Saturdays Steeven Sandovol The Weekend Dance Party Triple D April 22nd Champagne Brunch Buffet Chris Murphy Corbin Nash Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up FOE Breakfast Humanists Brunch Open Mic Night Senior Dance Senior Dance & Potluck

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Seniors Club Breakfast The Big Mix VFW Breakfast April 23rd Acoustic Open Mic Computer Basics Corbin Nash Creative Clay Art Class Crochet Extreme Couponing Friends of the Library Josh Rosenblum Open Mic Overreaters Anonymous Poker Night Preschool Story Time Puzzle Night Stay & Play Toddler Dance Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms April 24th Acoustic Jam Bilingual Story Time Bingo Book Club Book Club Corbin Nash Forever Young Dance Club Golden Valley Chorus Johnny & Kelly Lego Day Lego Day Marble Magnets Mattea Overstreet Name That Tune Nuts vs Inland Empire Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Successful Thinkers Mtg The Grateful Band The House of Tomorrow Tiki Tuesday Toastmaster Supper Club Trivia Tuesday Turlock Seniors Dance Wiggle Worms Word Intermediate April 25th 80s night/DJ Gully Bird Feeder Black Mare, The Echoing Black Sheep s Ink Art Class Book Club Corbin Nash Creole Jazz Kings Day of the Child Free QiGong Class Girls Who Code Horseshoe tournament In One Accord Josh Rosenblum Band Karaoke Wednesdays Karaoke with DJ Mark Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Knit & Crochet Lego Days Lunch Hour Meditation Neil Buettner Nuts vs Inland Empire Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Price is Right Reaping Asmodeia Riverbank Golden Ages Stanislaus County Coin Club Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong Wiggle Worm Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms Wine Down Wednesday April 26th Bonnie & The Boys Out Back Casanova’s Night Club College Night Comix Club Computer Basics Corbin Nash David Dow and Friends Jam Farmer’s Market Gary Gervase & Kickstart Blues Glitter Card Craft Johnny & Kelly Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Lego Day Lego Day Lego Days Live Music Nuts vs Inland Empire Oakdale Museum & History Center Pokemon Craft Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Sandy Maule

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Denny’s, McHenry, Modesto Crocodile’s, Modesto VFW Hall, Modesto The Boardroom, Modesto Modesto Public Library State Theatre, Modesto The Chartreuse Muse, Modesto Modesto Public Library Turlock Public Library Oakdale Public Library P. Wexford’s, Modesto Sutter Gould Office, Modesto Shooters Pub, Modesto Riverbank Public Library Ceres Public Library Patterson Public Library Oakdale Public LIbrary Patterson Public Library Modesto Public Library Ceres Public Library Queen Bean, Modesto Riverbank Public Library Tiki Lounge, Modesto Oakdale Public Library Riverbank Public LIbrary State Theatre, Modesto Modesto Senior Center Mancini Hall, Modesto Rivets Modesto Salida Public Library Turlock Public Library Newman Public Library Bauhaus, Modesto Twisted Pig, Modesto John Thurman Field, Modesto Waterford Public Library Patterson Public Libary Ceres Public Library Oakdale Public Library Modesto Public Library Round Table, McHenry Modesto Columbia Nursery, Sonora State Theatre, Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Denny’s McHenry, Modesto P. Wexford’s, Modesto 11914 Cahill St, Turlock Modesto Public Library Modesto Public Library Boardroom, Modesto Hughson Public Library Tri-Chromatic Gallery, Modesto Queen Bean Coffee, Modesto Ceres Public Library State Theatre, Modesto Shooter’s Pub, Modesto Patterson Public Library NTouch, Modesto Salida Public Library Shively’s Bar & Grill, Oakdale Strings, Turlock Redwood Café, Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto The Bayou Grill, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Waterford Public Library Modesto Public Library Intrinsic Elements, Modesto P. Wexfords Modesto John Thurman Field, Modesto Newman Public Library Empire Public Library Keyes Public Library Turlock Community Theatre The Other Place, Modesto Riverbank Denny’s McHenry, Modesto First United Church, Modesto Oakdale Public Library Salida Public Library Turlock Public Library Redwood Café, Modesto Modesto Vet Center Crocodile’s, Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Modesto Public Library Turlock Public LIbrary State Theatre, Modesto Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto Modesto Library Spring Creek, Ripon Waterford Public Library P. Wexford’s, Modesto Kaiser Dale Rd, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Newman Public Library Empire Public Library Oakdale Public Library Surla’s, Moesto John Thurman Field, Modesto Oakdale Museum Keyes Public Library Turlock Public Library Salida Public Library Hughson Public Library The Fruit Yard, Modesto

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Singing in the Rain Snake Craft Spanish Story Time SRV Experience Tween Book Club April 27th Acoustic Music Animal Talk kids program Coffee Craft Crochet DJ Invisible DJ Tease EDM Revolution Eric Bellinger Final Portrait For the Record Great Valley Kid’s Program Humanists Karaoke Night Johnny & Kelly Josh Rosenblum Band Journey Revisited Karaoke with DJ Mark Live Band Karaoke Live Music Madame Butterfly Neil Buettner Nuts vs San Jose Poorhouse Millionaires Preschool Story Time Teens Rockin’ Jump The Little Mermaid The Little Mermaid The Weekend Dance Party Therapy Friday Thunder Road VFW Friday Night Dinners April 28th Angel’s Camp Song Posse B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Bilingual Story Time Book Club Chilled Out Saturdays Day of the Child Day of the Child DJ Invisible Emily Barker Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Farmer’s Market Folk Dancing Lessons Fruit & Nut Festival Gotcha Covered Haven Walk a Mile James Garner’s Johnny Cash Josh Rosenblum Band Journey Unauthorized Jumpstart Spring BBQ Live Music MCW Band Nuts vs San Jose Oakdale Museum & History Center Rockin’ Saturdays Rubedo, Princess Dye Saturday Easy D Ride Secret Saturdays Sexy Saturdays Super Mario Bros Teen Advisory Board The Little Mermaid The Little Mermaid The Peelers The Weekend Dance Party TWF Aftermath Unauthorized Rolling Stones Wilbur Down/Mourning Sun April 29th Champagne Brunch Buffet Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up FOE Breakfast Fruit & Nut Festival Girls Night Out Madame Butterfly Mattea Overstreet Nuts vs San Jose Open Mic Night Seniors Club Breakfast The Big Mix The Grateful Band VFW Breakfast April 30th Crochet Josh Rosenblum Open Mic Overreaters Anonymous Poker Night Preschool Story Time Puzzle Night Puzzle Night Ronnie Milsap Stay & Play Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms Writing&Poetry Workshop

State Theatre, Modesto Ceres Public Library Modesto Public Library Black Oak Casino, Tuolumne Salida Public Library Queen Bean, Modesto Great Valley Museum, Modesto Keyes Public Library Patterson Public Library Tiki Lounge, Modesto Boardroom, Modesto Shooters Pub, Modesto Paladium, Modestoi State Theatre, Modesto The Hideout Saloon, Mariposa MJC, West Campus Torii’s, Modesto Rivets Modesto P Wexford’s Pub, Modesto Black Oak Casino Resort The Bayou Grill, Modesto Yosemite Lanes, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Gallo Center For the Arts SpeakEasy, Modesto John Thurman Field, Modesto 108 Sports Lounge, Riverbank Denair Public Library Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Modesto Christian School Gallo Center For the Arts Crocodiles Nightclub Shooters Pub, Modesto The Tilted Turtle, Modesto VFW Hall, Modesto Angels Camp Oakdale Bicycle Shop Modesto Public Library Denair Public Library Shooters Modesto Neman Public Library Riverbank Public Library Tiki Lounge, Modesto The Other Place, Modesto Chevron, Kansas Ave, Modesto Rite Aid, Pelandale & Sisk, Modesto Modesto Library Carnegie Arts Center. Turlock Hughson Donoby’s, Modesto Gallo Center For the Arts Merced Theatre Rivets American Grill, Modesto Bob Hope Theater, Stockton Mitchell’s Modesto Harley-Davidson The Udder Place, Turlock SURLAS’s, Modesto John Thurman Field, Modesto Oakdale Museum Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Still Smoking, Modesto Oakdale Bike Shop CR2 Bar & Billiards, Modesto The Boardroom, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Salida Public School Gallo Center For the Arts Modesto Christian School Black Oak Casino, Tuolumne Crocodiles Nightclub Eagles Hall, Modeto West Side Theatre, Newman The Hideout Saloon, Mariposa Surla’s, Modesto Cruisers, McHenry & Kiernan Eagles Hall, Modesto Hughson Oakdale Sports Bar Gallo Center For the Arts Deva Cafe, J St, Modesto John Thurman Field, Modesto Queen Bean Coffee, Modesto Denny’s, McHenry Ave, Modesto Crocodile’s, Modesto Columbia Nursery, Sonora VFW Hall, Modesto Modesto Public Library P. Wexford’s, Modesto Sutter Gould Office, Modesto Shooters Pub, Modesto Riverbank Public Library Ceres Public Library Modesto Public Library Gallo Center For the Arts Patterson Public Library Ceres Public Library Modesto Public Library Patterson Public Library Oakdale Public Library

APRIL BLUES 2018

5th Poorhouse Millionaires and Friends at Ralston’s Goat 7pm 6th Terrie Londee and the B-4 Dawn Band at Oakdale Sports Bar 7th Poorhouse Millionaires at the Rawhide Saloon in Jamestown 7th Tony and The Tuff Times, Cycle Specialties on Kansas Ave, Modesto 11:00am - 3:00pm 7th Gary Gervase & Kickstart Blues at Pine Mountain Lake Resort - 8-midnight 11th Big Earl’s Blues Jam St. Stan’s Brewing Co. 6-9pm 13th Tiffany Rose at the Hideout in Saloon, Mariposa 13th AC Miles at Black Oak Casino 14th Terrie Londee and the B-4 Dawn Band at Yosemite Lanes 15th Sol Riddim at Ralston’s Goat 230-530 21st Jeramy Norris and the Dangerous Mood at the Lodi Beer Fest at the Lodi Event Center 21st Gary Gervase & Kickstart Blues at Barkin Dog 7-10 21st Big Earl and the Cryin’ Shame on the Sac Beer Train 26th Gary Gervase & Kickstart Blues at Spring Creek in Ripon - 5-8pm 26th SRV Experience with Catfish Daniels at Black Oak Casino 27th Two-Tone Steiny and the Cadillacs at Valley Brewing in Stockton 27th Big Earl’s Poorhouse Millionaires at the 108 Sports Lounge in Riverbank 28th Big Earl’s Poorhouse Millionaires at the Torch Club, Happy Hour 5:30

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GO DOWTOWN MODESTO

Open Early!

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

Open Late!

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

Parking

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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...

MAY2018

7PM- 9PM • 10th Street Plaza FRIDAYS - Downtown Modesto MAY 4th - Star Wars Day with music by

Lodge Pole Pickers MAY 11th - Big Earl’s Poorhouse Millionaires MAY 18th - Texas Funk MAY 25th - A La Lune

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MUSIC IN THE PLAZA - 10th STREET DOWNTOWN MODESTO We are very excited for Music in the Plaza to be starting soon and with an incredible lineup featuring 10 acts that didn’t perform last year out of the 22 total. Kicking the season off  May the Fourth with the Star Wars Celebration featuring the Lodge Pole Pickers. Dress up, bring your lightsabers, and maybe you will find the droids you were looking for.  Join Big Earl’s Poorhouse Millionaires May 11th bringing down the Plaza with some smoking hot blues. May 18th a new addition to the Series will be Texas Funk along with dancers and more celebrating Hispanic Heritage. Finishing out the month on May 25th a favorite from last year A La Lune will be playing some smooth riddims and reggae tunes for everyone to enjoy.  So make plans to come to the 10th Street Plaza every Friday starting May 4th until the end of September grab a seat on the Patio at Fuzio or Ralston’s Goat or just bring your lawn chair and enjoy some fantastic music from some of the areas finest.

Go Modesto: Project Prom

Modesto City Councilmember Tony Madrigal, 3B Auto Center and Manos Unidas have teamed up to bring back Project Prom. They want to make sure that everyone who wants to go to Prom and be dressed to the 9’s can. Over the last few months, Tuxedos and Prom Dresses have been collected at various locations around Modesto(it is not too late to donate.) Your donations will be given away to high school students who want to attend prom and be able to participate without the worry of their attire. Head downtown to 3B Auto 1002 9th Street on Saturday, April 7th from 10 am to 8 pm. Donors can also call 209-531-1111 and they will gladly pick up your dress or tuxedo donation.

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Stanislaus County Fair July 13–22, 2018 Discounted Fair Admission and Motorsport tickets go on Sale Saturday, April 28th! Get your discounted fair admission tickets; FoodMaxx Arena motorsport tickets and ride wristbands.

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