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GREETINGS Greetings Modesto Friends! Ahhh, the sights and sounds of summer. You think you have a few more months, then snap, it is over. But ModestoFriends, we can’t let summer off so easily. We need to make sure we squeeze every drop of summer out and enjoy every taste. We have ModStock and Xclamation Fest this month and friends from all over the region will come together here in Modesto.      We had an awesome Graffiti Summer, we celebrated our 4th of July and soon, the kids will be hitting the books and kids will be going back to college. So what are we going to do with the next few weeks? Well, one thing you can do is help contribute to the One Purpose Scholarship program to raise money for CSU Stan students. I am a proud alumnus of CSU Stanislaus and we all need to rally around our local 4-year university. Students in our area are getting fantastic

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educations, masters and doctoral degrees and we are educating the next generation of brightest and best.   Friends, we need our college kids to come back and be the turbochargers of the next 50 years. We need new start-ups, new companies relocating and we need expansion from our existing companies. We need to reverse the brain drain and bring our kids back to a vibrant Modesto.  I am so excited that my daughter Madison and her new husband Ryan Leupp have moved back to Modesto from Los Altos.  We need more stories like this.  We need a downtown that is welcoming to the young professional and other that makes the want to be here. Places like Commonwealth, Concetta, Boardroom, Tresetti’s and Raw are really creating some good vibes. We have a new Rockabilly barber on 10th St, Urbano on H and Jacob’s is opening on 12th St, not to mention our other fave places. X Fest will bring this all together on Aug 22 and this will be a party for everyone.    We need you, our ModestoFriends to get out and explore our city. Have you been downtown to check out the new places that have opened?  Did you go to Music in the Plaza on a Friday night?  Have you been to a jam at the Barkin’ Dog our checked out a show on the patio at Minnie’s?  There is so much going on that you need to check out.  But we need more. We need to make our 10th St an epic promenade from the Doubletree to the Gallo Center. We need to spiff up J St from 9th all the way up to 5 points. What can you do? You can start by checking out the calendar of events at ModestoView.com and try something new a couple of times each week. The more people come downtown, the more people will want to open new businesses.

The more you tell your friends that things are happening, the more will get involved. Our friends at the city and the county need to step up and make it easy to open a new business, whether it is a legal firm or a new restaurant. We need cooperation and a can-do attitude that fosters new start-ups. We all have to work together. We need a Graffiti Museum, we need more nightlife, we need more galleries and boutiques for art and clothing as well as gifts and snacks. We need an aggressive Convention and Visitor Bureau that will be reaching out and attracting tourists and business to Modesto. The economy is bouncing back and we need to help Modesto bounce big! This is our call to action. This is the time to put our heads together and see what we need to do to attract other new business to area. We need to continue to make Modesto, THE destination of the central valley and welcome visitors from around the region and the world. We want people to shop locally for everything possible so we build our economy from the inside. Now is the time and Modesto is the place to live, work and raise a family. ModestoView is the place for you to learn about all that is going on. There is something for everyone to do. ModestoView is the best and most complete way to learn about our city and get the positive buzz for things happening. Not only is ModestoView talking about good things, we are helping to create good events and activities in Modesto. ModestoView works hard to spread the good word and we know you will too! Thanks so much, Chris Murphy Publisher and Founder – ModestoView

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We welcome our former AllAges View editor Madison Murphy Leupp back to Modesto.   She and her new husband Ryan Leupp are in the summer spirit, zipping around on a cool little Vespa and enjoying some great cocktails and checking out our patios like the one at the Boardroom.  Thanks to John Weinholz at Cycle Specialties for loaning us this cool Vespa and we hope you go over to their showroom at 1201 Carpenter Rd and check them out. 209-524-2955

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Modesto Needs More Cool Stuff by Ruben J. Porras Modesto needs more cool stuff. That may be a simple-minded statement but that’s how I feel. I think more cool stuff would make our little city more exciting, more approachable and more interesting. Imagine people flocking here to see and experience our cool stuff! It will be a renaissance in our history! Our very own cultural revolution! What we need need to think about is what cool stuff we want in Modesto. I have an idea that may seem wacky (but you have come to expect a certain amount of wacky from me over the years) so we will go with wacky as our “cool stuff Modesto needs” concept for the purposes of this article. On a recent trip to Las Vegas, Nicole and I decided that The Fremont Street Experience was sucking our will to live just a little bit. Senior citizens in bikinis, Michael Jackson

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impersonators and babies in casinos are cool and all but we could only take so much of that fun and excitement so we decided to take a walk. Just a few blocks down from the blinding glare and glitz of The Fremont Street Experience we came across what we thought might be a mirage in the desert. There are some weird things in Las Vegas but this was seriously weird. In the middle of the street a gigantic neon high heel shoe rotated endlessly and casted a glow onto a giant metal praying mantis. We learned later that every once in a while the long antennas on the rust and greencolored scary bug come to life and throw hot red and orange flames high into the air. I’m not saying that Modesto needs a giant flaming bug - although that would be pretty

cool - I’m saying we could use what the giant insect appeared to be guarding. Just beyond the bug was a series rectangular metal buildings stacked on top of one another like Legos to form a very artsy-looking park and shopping area. Upon closer inspection we realized that these metal buildings were actually repurposed shipping containers. After years of toting plastic spoons, funky party hats, shiny cars and dog toys back and forth from China and Hong Hong to US ports these particular containers had apparently been retired. Instead of dropping them off at a junkyard - like the time we left Aunt Edie at a random retirement home - someone decided they would make cool buildings out of them. Downtown Container Park in Las Vegas is home to an eclectic collection of galleries, restaurants, salons and shops with names like Crazy Legs, Indian Soul Art, The Perch and Blowout Dollhouse just to name a few. In the middle of Downtown Container Park is The Treehouse which is a massive play area that kids and adults are equally encouraged to use that includes a slide that is an impressive 33-feet long. In the shadow of The Treehouse is a stage where live performances occur often and an area where families picnic and watch movies under the stars during the spring and summer months. If a trip to Las Vegas is not in your immediate future, check out The Yard at Mission Rock in San Francisco. This is a smaller version of the Las Vegas Downtown Container Park concept that was put up very quickly and also features businesses residing in retired giant metal boxes. I’d bet there are businesses in Modesto that would donate metal containers and maybe someone could volunteer some unused land to place them on. Overall this would be an affordable project that could be built quickly and would infuse some cool into Modesto with or without a massive flaming bug. What do you think? Send me a note to ruben@ modestoview.com and let me know. Learn More: Las Vegas - Downtown Container Park - downtowncontainerpark. com, Downtown Project Las Vegas downtownproject.com, San Francisco - The Yard at Mission Rock - theyardsf.com

LET THE GAMES BEGIN by Sam Pierstorff This is for the first letter learned—etched with a fist around a blunt pencil, circling the page like a tornado. His name is Oscar, and these are his Os, drawn like targets or springs bouncing across a page. And this is for Violet, her Vs like empty sugar cones, the arrow of her initial pointing down though her head is always up. This is for the first syllable of the first song on the first day of preschool. This is for the hug at the door—and for the first kid who cries when he arrives and when he leaves. This is for the child who is safe now—whose neighborhood walls are crumbling under the weight of poverty and divorce. This is for the kid who has felt a leather belt against his bottom, or an open hand across the same lips God made to smile. But this is not where the story ends. This is where it begins. This is for the sandbox where castles are first built— where boys become kings and girls do not wait for a prince to feel alive. This is for blue food coloring that turns water into oceans, and for glue that makes imagination stick to brown paper bags. Yolanda makes a puppet with curly black hair like her own. Kevin makes a wolf. All morning he howls. Today, pencils are sharpened for tracing the alphabet. Tomorrow, the Pulitzer Prize. Before the Sistine Chapel, there were finger-paints. Before ballet, the Hokey Pokey was what it was all about. So this is for the teachers who will lead marches across grass even in the rain and strum guitars, the room echoing with the voices of children who should never be told to shut-up. This is for the surrogate mothers and fathers of America— the teachers—who will play all day on bended knees so our kids can stand tall for the rest of their lives.

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by Jim Christiansen The end of summer finds many of us still on vacation, while others working on the start of school activities, or just working through the heat. It’s not a complete hot bed of activity, and I have to admit, hard to work in my garage/studio without air conditioning.   One thing I’ll miss are the air conditioned sessions for life drawing in the Upstairs Studio at the Chartreuse Muse.  Jack Morris announced last month, the July 25 session to end the several run at the Muse, and the life drawing group will be looking for a new site. My last run of coffee for the Life Drawing group, took me to Preservation Coffee and Tea, where Martin Baker let me know of their art contest limited to 3 entries by end of July. All reviewed by public for a people’s choice result displayed in August. During July Art Walk, Dana Koster and Chelsea America presented Hypervelocity Star, an Art/Poetry show collaborative, with art, a reading of Dana’s poetry and artist questions and answers. Debra Barr works were on display at Barkin’ Dog Grill for July Art Walk with the Thursday jazz jam.  Get your maps for August. I keep reading about all sorts of fun going on at Nicole Slater’s Artist Loft above Slater’s Furniture.  Nicole has her studio up on the second floor, with various events, classes, and fun. Artist-Quilter Sue Siefkin, will be among artists on display with a piece in the Annual South Waterfront Art Exhibition in Portland, Oregon.  Show opens August 7 and runs through August 22.  This is juried show of living artists, and those in the South Waterfront Neighborhood.   If in Portland, drop in. In Turlock, Carnegie Arts Center featuring a show by the Photo Collective, which will continue through August 9.  Arts around Town, features all the Turlock Art galleries, and stops downtown the Second Saturday of the Month.  Tickets still available for the Carnegie Gala opening the Alphonse Mucha show. Photography also on the agenda in August for Mistlin Gallery.  The Invitational Photography Show will open August 18, and

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Taste Taste the the Region’s Region’s Finest Finest Art by form top: Jim Albion, Jim Christiansen, Jennifer Machado, and on display at Mistlin Gallery. run to September 11. The current show the members Summer Splash show in various media, including a number of Randy Crimmels ceramics students.  I noted an addition of shelves to Mistlin’s back gift box boutique area, for 3 dimensional and other small works.  After the photo show, Mistlin will exhibit a Figures, Abstract and Non-Objective show in September. My own work still on display at Hinkley Optometric on 16th, Papachino’s on J, and a couple paintings up in Lodi at Watts Winery, which has opened up art classes under Artist Joe Lee on weekends. And of course, in Las Vegas where I spent Fourth of July, for the opening of Gallery Red.  My art, and that of Rita Borbano, Eric Hawkinson, Jennifer Machado, Pinky Patch, Darlene Day, Crystal Moreno, will be on display in the Las Vegas Art District, with artist Yvette LaForce for the coming year.  The opening was fun, featured guest Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman, and fireworks.  If you’re in the area, I’ve got a lot of work there, at Gallery Red, 1237 S. Main Street, Las Vegas.

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Do we only have one more month of summer?   So many of us all have to be working and doing the regular things when kids go back to school.  Does that mean we will miss happy hour? Will we get creative?  Do we have to grab and go?  It is a million degrees outside? Do we want cruise by on our Vespas and grab a nice cold drink and enjoy the evening?  We love our cocktails and we like a refreshing drink and this month we get all frothy frozen.  Be it a patio, a bar, or even a backyard BBQ, we are going to enjoy something refreshing and tasty.   We are happily going out on a boozy limb for our amazing ModestoView readers to bring you the freshest and frostiest.   

Root Beer Float - Twisted Pig

Ok, it is hard not to stop off at Twisted Pig. Besides the “bacon infused everything”, it is such an easy fun place to hang out and get some thing that is both “frosted” and “twisted”.   This root beer float is really something special and not surprisingly, disappears as fast as it appears.  It is so tasty, not too cold and it is rich and “lushious”.  This frosty treat is made with alcoholic “Not Your Father’s Root Beer” and the Twisted Pig’s own specialty created maple bacon bourbon ice cream by our local Velvet Creamery. Twisted Pig is at 2727 Coffee, near Floyd http:// www.twistedpigbarandgrill.com/

Slurpee and Rum

Ok, this is the easiest way to cruise some tasty rum. There is an easy way and a healthy way.   Easy – Stop by any of your favorite 7/11s and pull down a nice big Slurpee.  Cover and insert straw, take home or to a picnic.   Healthy way – Stop by your favorite fruit smoothie place like Yogurt Mill and get a nice tall one.  Pick a nice fruit flavor, we like the mango, pineapple blends. Cover, insert straw and take home.   Once you have your place to enjoy, we recommend a nice dark rum.   Remove the lid, slurp down some of your ice cold beverage (watch out for brain freeze) and then slowly stir in your favorite dark rum.   Relax and enjoy.  This is really basic and 100% foolproof.   Best part of all, you are already home or where you are going to be.   This is a ViewCrew tested plan.    Here is the bonus for this option, we have discovered Do Good Rum, distilled right here in Modesto USA. It is amazing!  We bought ours at O’Brien’s Market and it is served at Rivets American Grill and many other places.  You really need to check it out.  The ViewCrew loves rum and this is a winner.   You can also get it at Jack’s on Oakdale Rd.  The DoGood Distillery can be found at http://www. dogooddistillery.com/ Tours and tastings can be arranged online.

The JERK from Minnie’s

This is the ultimate summer drink and there is no regional equal and should have it’s own top shelf award as the ultimate combo brain bomb / refresher for all of Modesto history. This tasty super turbo charged rum fueled and sweet and refreshing treat stands the test of time.   Invented by the legendary Peter Mah as a toxic insult to jerky partrons, hence the name – Jerk.  Enjoy when you have a lot of time to kill and keep open flame away.  Served daily at Minnie’s.  Minnies is at 107 McHenry near 5 points. www.facebook.com/minniesmodesto

Ok ModestoView friends, we really want you to enjoy all of these treats, but please make sure you Uber or Lyft home when you have enjoyed a few too many. We want you back here next month.

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Free Wedding

A Time to Perform in August

by Kaye Osborn

School is gearing up for most kindergarten-

twelfth graders! Seems earlier and earlier each year!  A shout out to all Drama Directors, please let the View know what about your shows so that we can spread the word to fill your seats!  Let me know the details:  who, what, where, when and how to purchase tickets.  I need the information in advance so that I can include your information.  I will do my best, I promise! My apologies to Center Stage Conservatory Lower Studio for not including information about their youth production last month!  So dear readers, please attend their productions.  Lots of talent can be seen on their stage!  Check out their website or better yet become a season subscriber. Here is what is happening in our neck of the woods: McHenry Museum Second Saturday August 8, 2 PM Mary James will lecture about the First People: The Yokuts

Gallo Center for the Arts: Guys and Dolls August 8, 14 & 15:  7:30 PM August 9 & 16: 2 PM   Los Tuscanes De Tujuana Friday, August 14 8 PM   Gloria Trevi Sunday, August 23 6 PM   Valley’s Byrne & Kelly Got Tuesday, August 25 Talent 7:30 PM Check out the VIP experience   Valley’s Got Talent Friday and Saturday, August 28 & 29, 7 PM   3 Doors Down Sunday, August 30 7 PM

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TH AI ONE ON ! by Dana Johnson

It was an unassuming Tuesday when I was pondering what the Chef Viewers might like to sample in the hot month of August. I asked my friends Colleen and Ron of Direct Appliance if they had a recommendation for amazing Thai food in Modesto; it seemed like a no-brainer when they both said Tasty Thai. I immediately headed over to check it out. What a wonderful surprise to walk through the door of the 2nd location on Floyd that opened back in 2007, it looks brand new! It smelled incredible at my first hungry whiff. Yep, I was about to Thai one on! Laureano Salva. Jr. is the general manager who is better known as “J” and who is involved in many areas of the restaurant. So naturally I wanted to begin my dining experience with refreshment. The cocktail menu was filled with numerous concoctions that I’ve never come across before. A lychee martini, x-rated cosmo, and a few drinkies that are made with homemade Hibiscus syrup! See recipe on this page. The Hibiscus Martini was a stellar choice for me looking to cool down from another temperature rising day. The lunch menu possess an impressive 23 selections to choose from and are all only $8 including steamed rice, salad, and eggroll! Now that’s a tasty outstanding deal! I learned that “pad” in Thai food means fried rice noodles and tasty Thai has many varieties to choose from including; Pad Kraprao, Pad Sweet & Sour, Pad Cashew Nuts, and so much more. Since everything is made to order Tasty Thai prides its dishes and is well known for accommodating its customers as the spicy level can be modified! Owner, Park Praneet, explained to me how on his menu there are 4 different kinds of curry; red, yellow, green, & panang. He provided me insight to a few differences in Chinese & Thai cooking. Thai food can be a lil’ more spicy, but easily adjusted to a milder taste, it’s less sweet, and I now know what I love about Thai food, it tends to have more garlic, mmmm so Dana~licious! I so enjoyed my pad! The dinner menu has close to 100 choices to keep you coming back as the

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TastyThai Recipe;

Hibiscus Martini

2 parts Absolute citron 1 part triple sec a splash of homemade hibiscus syrup Chill in a martini shaker with ice, strain into martini glass. Serve up with a lime wedge.   

Tasty Thai Restaurant and Bar mix and match Dana~licious style has 1000’s of combinations to explore! Don’t forget to try the appetizers and soup; too, they will surely complete my true meaning that it’s worth it to Thai One On! Park opened his 1st location on Coffee back in 1999 and his brother Pat Praneet owns Thailand Restaurant on 10th Street in Modesto. I asked Park where he sees himself in 5 years from now & he’d love to incorporate Japanese food such a sushi on his menu. When Park goes out he likes to go to Sushi Garden. He

introduced me to Thai Ice Tea, I can’t explain it, but it should be made available on every street corner! Nothing like what I expected, tastes like dessert, order, love it! Plus order dessert, too! Fried banana & ice cream or maybe the sweet rice mango!!! Modesto View Signature Question; Beatles or Stones? Park said Beatles only because he likes softer music in the restaurant, but he personally likes the Stones, too! He really prefers Thai music but agreed it sometimes depends on the timing of the music.

(2 Modesto locations) Original location; 1401 Coffee Road Ste. D (209) 571-8424 2nd location: Village One Plaza, 3020 Floyd Ave. #105 (209) 551-4200 Hours; M-F Lunch 11am- 2:30pm, Dinner 4:30pm-9pm Sat./Sun. Lunch Noon-3pm, Dinner 4:30pm9pm Facebook: Tasty Thai Modesto www.tastythaimodesto.com see available catering, banquet room, and call/fax ahead ordering options

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UNPLUGGED Calling All Songwriters of the Central Valley and Beyond!

by Gail Dreifus (Doc) A funny and cleverly written film about identity NOW PLAYING

Calling all songwriters of the Central Valley and beyond! Take a weekend to rest, write, and record at the third annual Yosemite Songwriting Retreat this October. Growing in popularity and now in our third year, the YSR recently announced a heavenly lineup for our 2015 weekend event on October 9-12. Grammy-nominated songwriter Eliza Gilkyson will be joined by internationally acclaimed singer/songwriter Joe Craven, central coast favorite Jayme Kelly Curtis, renowned luthier and musician Rick Turner, and several more instructors highly skilled in the art of facilitating fun, relaxation, inspiration and education. I’m over the moon about the quality of talent we’ve been able to attract to our little corner of the world in just three years. Our headliner, Eliza Gilkyson, is the winner of three Austin Music Awards and four Folk Alliance Music Awards. She is one of the most active songwriters on the Americana scene, with 20 albums to her credit. I’m equally thrilled that Joe Craven, a veteran of our first retreat two years ago, will be back for more musical hijinx. As a world class rhythm master and instrumentalist for whom most ordinary objects are fair game for making music, Joe brings a unique point of view to the craft of songwriting. Last year, we had the pleasure of having Modesto artist Francesca Bavaro attend the retreat, as the winner of the Modesto Unplugged Music Festival’s songwriting contest.  She amazed everyone with her voice and songwriting skill. You can hear a song she wrote at the retreat by visiting www. yosemitesongwriting.com.  It was a thrill to watch her growing musical career. This special weekend retreat is designed to educate and inspire as well as provide performance and recording opportunities and the creative crosspollination that comes from intimate interactions with like-minded artists. Our classes will cover both the craft and the business sides of songwriting, as well as topics such as instrument care and more. Recording engineers Adam Burns and Mark Albosta will be on hand to help participants bring their songs to life with high quality recordings they can take home with them. Beloved Santa Cruz

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Yosemite Songwriting Retreat August Event Calendar: Friday 8/7: Modesto Unplugged and ModestoView’s ‘Live In The Cellar’ series presents Vortex Tribe, performing a hard-charging fusion of acid jazz and world sounds. 8 PM at Greens Restaurant, 953 10th St. Tickets humorist and vaudeville performer Ukulele Dick will perform and also emcee the open mic $15/$20, available by calling 209-543events. The weekend festivities will kick off with 5306. a public concert on Friday October 9, which will feature Joe Craven and Eliza Gilkyson. Tuition fees for the retreat are $325. Accommodations range from $130-$535 per person. The Yosemite Bug Retreat Center in Midpines is the ideal host for this kind of event. Space is limited, making for an intimate experience where participants can really connect, communicate, and set aside any inhibitions they may have about expressing themselves musically. All retreat accommodation packages include taxes and eight meals from The June Bug Café, serving fresh, organic and local foods with plenty of vegan and vegetarian selections, as well. Participants also receive special discounts on spa services, including massage, yoga classes and sauna. The retreat is open to anyone 18 and older. Complete details can be found at www. yosemitesongwriting.com.

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Saturday 8/22: Take a great musical day trip up to gold country for the 13th annual International Jug Band Festival at the Sutter Creek Inn, from 11 AM to 9 PM. This fun outdoor gathering will feature past MUMfest headliners 5 Cent Coffee and many others. Saturday 8/29: Patty Castillo Davis emcees and performs at ‘Smoke On The River’, a day filled with barbecue, beer and music. Local groups Greg Scudder & The Beer 30, Black Rose Band and the Highway 99 Band are also slated. 11am-7pm at the Tuolumne River Lodge, 2429 River Rd. $10 advance tickets, $15 at gate. Sponsored by the Ceres Chamber Of Commerce.

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ARCHITECTURE

A Mid-century Gem in Downtown Modesto

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When you think about historic landmark buildings, what image comes to mind? For many, I imagine you are seeing a building with a symmetrical brick facade, carved stone, ornate detailing, maybe a rhythmic colonnade.  We often think of historic buildings having these

classical forms as this has most often been the style in which our country has built its great public buildings. In fact this neo-classical style of architecture was still very prevalent during the 20th century.  A local example is the beautifully restored former post office on the corner of 12th and I streets in downtown Modesto.  Built in 1933, this is a historic landmark building that shares this “historic” look.  However directly across the street is a different style of historic building, one that has likely remained unnoticed by many.  Built just 6 years after the post office, Modesto’s Hall of Records building stands in stark contrast to its neo-classical neighbor.  Designed by local architect Russell deLappe, the Hall of Records is an amazingly well preserved example of International Style architecture.  Horizontal rows of glass slice through the rising unadorned concrete walls.  Steps lead up to the open glass entrance while a concrete canopy cantilevers overhead. 

Flanking the entry is the stair tower with its tall expanse of glass block stretching from the ground to the roof above.   The building is void of ornament, allowing its carefully detailed proportions and form to shine through as a marvelous example of this mid-century modern style.  As we have engrained in us this mental image of what a “historic” building should look like, buildings like the Hall of Records often get overlooked.  As a result many great midcentury buildings have been demolished.  It is important for us to understand, appreciate, and preserve these modernist structures as they truly are landmarks for our communities.  There are plans in the coming years to build a new courthouse a few blocks away and vacate the Hall of Records and adjacent courthouse building.  When this happens, I hope that our community understands the value of these buildings and steps up to preserve them.  Just as we observed across the street at the post office, we can preserve our historic buildings while giving them a new purpose.  So I hope the next time you are walking down I street, you can look up at the Hall of Records with a new appreciation and imagine the endless possibilities for its future use.  

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INTERVIEW

l l o u t r u e R F o n f ’ R k o c e h T

Meet Collin Smith

Story and Photos by Ruben J. Porras

Editor’s note: Meet Collin Smith. At only 15 years-old he has traveled across the world to perform and has been trained by superstars in their field. You’d be hard-pressed to find anyone at any age that enjoys what they do as much as this kid does.

The ones that stand out and have had the most impact on my life are Ivan Moody, Chris Broderick, and Eddie Veliz, Tony Castaneda and Pepe Clarke from the band Kyng. I admire all of them because they have achieved success in this industry while staying true to themselves and their music. There are also a few local musicians that have supported and inspired me in this journey. They are the aforementioned Darin Morris, Mike Gonzales, Greg Knoll, Jerry DeLeon, Larry Lopez, Joe Braxton and Val Popovic. They are all really talented!

ModestoView: Hey Collin - The last time I talked to you you had just performed at The Other Place here in Modesto. It’s only been a few weeks but in that time you have really added to you rock resume. Tell me about your recent journey to Peru. Collin Smith: We went to Peru because X-Method (the band I am currently in) booked a show at the Nuclear Bar in Lima. After a conversation with Abby, the lead singer of the band, he learned one of my life goals was to play out of the country before I turn 16. This had also been one of his life long dreams so that conversation got him thinking and bam, the show was booked. We stayed in Peru for a week. One of the highlights was on the first night we arrived, the school across from the house we stayed at was practicing for a parade or festival. They were all dressed in traditional Peruvian outfits and the street was filled with dancing, music, happiness and pure culture. From the moment we got there, we were made to feel like family even with a language barrier. I can’t wait to go back! ModestoView: I understand that you play a couple of instruments. You seem to favor drums. Why is that? How long have you been into music? Can you see this being your future? CS: I do love playing drums, but it is hard to narrow down my favorite instrument. I have been into music for what feels like forever, but really started learning how to play when I was 10. I found Darin Morris and the VMI School of Rock then and I owe a lot to Darin for all of his encouragement and for teaching me how to play all different kinds of instruments. Even when I wouldn’t put my face to a microphone, he never gave up on me. He kept saying, “I want you to be able to taste the lunch of the last person who used it”. ModestoView: It seems like your mom is very supportive of your music. How does your family help you and inspire you? Are they ok with you making music your future?

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ModestoView: What has been your favorite musical moment? Maybe it was a concert that you played or a concert that you watched? CS: One of my favorite musical moments was a show at Hero’s when my band warmed up for Midnight Ghost Train. The other mega moment was the show in Peru. To be able to play a show on another continent at 15 was more than amazing and I will never forget it! Other highlights are going backstage at Aftershock last year and attending the Golden Gods in LA. The Golden Gods was cool because it seemed that anyone who was anyone in metal was there. ModestoView: Where do you see yourself in 10 years? CS: In 10 years, I am going to be a rockstar. Period. That’s the dream, that’s the goal and I am going to work hard to get there.

CS: My parents are always supportive. My first thought is they buy me instruments and drive me to shows and wherever I need to go. Honestly they have always been 100-percent supportive of me and my music. I’m very lucky to have a lot of amazing friends and family that have stood by me and support everything I do. They are not only ok with music as my future, they encourage it. ModestoView: Let’s talk genres - You are currently performing with a metal band, right? What other types of music have you played? Is metal your favorite? It seems like an awful lot of strength and stamina plays into drumming

for a metal band. How often do you practice? CS: I have always played classic rock, hard rock and metal. My favorite is definitely metal! I practice drums everyday. I’m usually playing some sort of instrument or tapping on something! ModestoView: Is there a particular artist that inspires you? If so, who and why? Have you met any famous artists? CS: All artists inspire me. Everyone has something to bring to the table. My favorite drummer is Alex Rudinger. He is really fast and he breaks traditional boundaries. Very inspiring. I have met several famous artists.

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XCLAMATION FEST TURNS SWEET 16 THIS YEAR!   by Chris Murphy

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started in 2000 on J St with Flying Blind, Post Garbo, Blessid Union of Souls in front of a gigantic cruise ship with 5 other stages and 20 other bands and a block long disco and we were there with a view from our skybox. Now, 16 years later, X fest is the Central Valley’s best summer party.   Our friend Chris Ricci told us “I am most excited about the lineup this year.  It’s strong and diverse.  I am really proud to throw this show for the young adults in this city they deserve it.” You can go for the amazing line up of national and local bands, the awesome mix of DJ and house music or you can get your body dancing with some big time hiphop from Wacka Flacka Flame, Tech N9Ne, Tribal Seeds, party with the fantastic Dancetronauts, sing along with the amazing over the top Tubes headbang at the local metal stage, raise your glass with the Moonshine Bandits, celebrate local and tribute bands. New this year will be  SKA stage so you can really get down.  One of our favorite stages will be the Rockabilly Stage on J St. This is Modesto’s music. This is our history and it is some of the best swingin’ and dancin’ music in the whole place.  You will dig it!   This will be a cool space next to the Roller Derby and the Modesto Graffiti USA booth.  There will be so many places to just dance the night away, eating and drinking and partying with your friends.  X Fest has something for everyone and it is a fun night in the Central Valley.  The stages are loaded with great line ups from 6 pm until 1:30 am.  Also performing are: Andre Nickatina, Baeza, Chingo Bling, Moonshine Bandits, Los Rakas, Sadistik, Fortunate Youth & Nick G.  Not only are there great bands, DJs, food and drink everywhere you look, there will even be Bushido wrestling fun and you can’t 20 feet without running into some you know and you will meet new friends all evening long.   When it all began XFest was designed to be a great party, with fabulous entertainment and cool commmunity feel for a great price.  If you have been to a big concert lately, you have been paying $40 - $300 and more to see a show.  The 2015 XFest is still $20 for a full evening of fun.  Chris Ricci runs a great event with the local stage production teams making it happen.  Modesto is so cool that we have all of these local bands and stage managers that all work together to create special events like X Fest, The Summoning, Luckyfest and more.    If you like to eat, there are more food vendors than a fair and you can get your taste of everything at your favorite downtown restaurants and bars, many offering their own VIP packages. There are fun booths, things to do, vendors with cool stuff and of course, lots of beads to make X fest the best party of the summer. 

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Why go this year? There is a great line up with a lot of variety and a new layout.   X fest connects all the way from 10th St to 12th St including H, I and J Streets.   There are stages everywhere.  There are Express tickets with Express entrances to make getting in and out really easy.  Get your general tix in advance for only $20 and express for $30.  Tix will be available at the door.  Doors open at 5 pm on Aug 22 and the event ends at 1:30 am   www.xfestmodesto.com Event creator and promoter Chris Ricci has worked with the City of Modesto to make sure that 15,000 of your best friends and all enjoy the music and party safely in Downtown Modesto.   There are no gang colors, and security is tight so be cool and just come prepared for fun.    ModestoView X Fest Tips:  Get there early!  Take advantage of the short lines early and get in and hang out and your favorite bar or restaurant.  This way you will be there early and het to see all the people show up.  You will not regret it.       Key things to plan:  Drink lots of water, park a few blocks away from X Fest and walk. Bring your camera, your party attitude, and make sure X fest is a fun and safe night.  Make it easy and get there early when the lines are short and just find a good place to hang   Tag us! #modestoview Post your your fave X Fest pics after the show and we will repost them in ModestoView.com and use the best ones in our special X Fest Rear View Mirror.   Most importantly, stay safe and have a blast at X Fest.   Cab or Carpool: Modesto has a good line up of Taxi services. Please consider car pooling, booking an Uber or Lyft car, taking a cab or getting a party bus in advance to drop you off and pick you up.  See page 30 to see a complete list of taxi companies.  Book in advance so you have a ride home waiting for you and no hassles. Entrances will be located at: 11th & K, 10th & K, 13th & I, 11th & H     Double check the schedule at www.xfestmodesto.com and check updates at: www.modestoview.com as X fest approaches. Don’t forget to buy your tickets early for $20.  

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ROCKABILLY

by Jennifer Allsup

Modesto View and Jennifer Allsup are bringing back Modesto’s roots to XCLAMATION Festival 2015 for the third year.  ModestoView has been a champion for celebrating Modesto as the birthplace of Rockabilly music and we all need to spread the word.   We are going to bring it to life at Xclamation Fest on Aug 22.  This is a pure vintage real roots rock n roll stage. Located at J & 11th streets, downtown. The lineup this year has its diversity in the roots rock n roll persuasion. Let’s chat a little about each band that will be taking the Rockabilly stage. GREASEHOUND came together at the end of 2014. Playing the Rockin’ Christmas event in the 10th street plaza.  Since then,  Greasehound has been entertaining all around Modesto. For XCLAMATION Fest, Greasehound is stepping up their game and will be performing at 5-5:45. Front man Rikki Romero says “ Playing music helps escapes life’s struggle”  Three on the Tree, recently signed with Hi-Ho Silver Records. They also, just announced they have made it through the auditions of “Valley’s Got Talent”. Now, in the top three of the band category. If, you don’t get a chance to see them at Valley’s Got Talent, then XCLAMATION fest is the place to be. Three on the Tree play at 6-6:45. Love Core front women Irene Machillo has now established a new crew of members. You might be familiar with Irene, she was the front lady for “House of Orange”. Now, throwing back those 50’s oldies. You can catch “Love Core” at 7-7:45. You’ll be dancing and singing along. Yes, Mr. “Kent Whitt and the Downbeats” will be taking the stage as well. Lifetime MAMA Award Winner Kent lead Modesto’s first Rock n Roll band...back in the day.  So if you like to go down memory lane? They’ll be performing from 8-8:45. Switching up the mood with “ The Pendletons”, long time jamming Rockin’ psychobilly band. You also might know the front man Tony Trevino of “Trevino’s Barber “ shop, now located on 10th street next to “Cheroots”. In the past when “The Pendletons” have performed the streets were going crazy so don’t miss their set from 9-9:45. They have made a name for themselves in Modesto.  Hailing from Columbia, Missouri. the “Hooten Hallers” will be taking the stage at 10-10:45. This three piece band has a musical talent that is rare to come by. John Randall playing the guitar, Andy Rehm plays a three piece drum standing up, with high pitch vocals following John’s lead. Of the very talented Kelly Everett on baritone sax. If have not got a chance to catch the “Hooten Hallers” in Modesto, then this is the time.  You’ll be blown away on their talents. A bit of Country,Americana and Graveyard Blues. You get “Hellbound Hayride”! These fellas are base out of Santa Ana and Dana Point Ca. This Is what gets the adrenaline pumping. A bit of twangy country with some rhythm and blues. “ Hellbound Hayride” performs at 11-11:45. Just remember bring your higher heeled sneakers, because you’ll be going out tonight ! They’ll surely knock me dead !!   Check out the history of Modesto Music at  wwww.modestomusichistory.com and get the story about the roots of Rockabilly.  Respectfully,  Jennifer Allsup jennallsup.modestoview@gmail.com

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Talk of the Town - Bud Light Stage Tragic 6:00 pm Omega 6:30 pm Stubborn 7:00 pm Chingo Bling 7:30 pm Politik / Freddy Hot Sauce 8:15 pm Andre Nickatina 9:00 pm Pruno 10:00 pm Moonshine Bandits 10:15 pm Tech N9ne 11:30 pm DJ Tease 12:30 am KHOP Stage Cobalt 6:00 pm Serious Bizness 6:45 pm Los Rakas 7:30 pm Waka Flaca Flame 8:00 pm Fortunate Youth 9:15 pm Tribal Seeds 10:30 pm Local Nobody 11:30 pm DJ Panduh 12:15 am ModestoView Rockabilly Stage Greasehound 5:00 pm Three on a Tree 6:00 pm Love Core 7:00 pm Kent Whitt & The Downbeats 8:00 pm The Pendletons 9:00 pm Hooten Hallers 10:00 pm Hellbound Hayride 11:00 pm IWE Stage Contest Winner 6:45 pm DJ Purdman 7:15 pm Dj Purdman 7:30 pm Monai Montion 8:00 pm Wizzill Will 8:30 pm Money Machine 9:00 pm Boheme The Beast 9:30 pm F.A.M.S ENT. 10:00 pm Guda Mac 10:30 pm Mozzy 11:00 pm Dj Purdman 11:15 pm Nightlife Stage Monsieur DJ 5:00 pm DJ Tech 6:30 pm DJ Rid 8:00 pm Definne & UT 9:15 pm DJ Topek 9:30 pm Golden State Prince&Ice Hearted 10:30 pm Remy Red 11:15 pm DJ Rhythm 11:30 pm Trailerheads – Jason Landers Stage Patys Crime 5:00 pm Skeem Team 6:00 pm Kali Streetz 6:30 pm Savannah Stone 7:00 pm Pops feat. Wicket Point 7:30 pm Every Atlas 8:15 pm Great West End 9:00 pm Bending Lights 10:00 pm Johnny G. Ft Big Dogg 11:00 pm J Gamble aka Pruno 12:00 am Kings’s Stage DJ Adria 5:30 pm #Hope H Street 6:15 pm Luv Planet 7:00 pm #Hope H Street 8:00 pm Quasar 8:15 pm When We Become Kings 9:15 pm Jet Red 25th Anniversary 10:15 pm Laser Cats 11:15 pm Marirose & The Gypsies 11:30 pm DJ Adria 12:00 am Laser Cats 12:50 am Black Hole Stage DJ Ace 5:00 pm DJ Dupree 6:00 pm DJ Wild 7:00 pm DVS 8:00 pm Vincent 9:30 pm Samson 10:30 pm DJ Mike 10:45 pm M.SEA.G 11:20 pm DJ 9t9 11:35 pm Artist United Stage DJ Queen G 5:00 pm Doomzday Dkay / MC Battle 5:15 pm Mac Maldy 6:30 pm Ambitiouz 7:10 pm Chayweezie 7:45 pm Matt Padlo 8:20 pm Creep Dogg w/Two Sweet 8:55 pm Hippie Hop 9:30 pm Hood Patrol 10:05 pm V.D.J. 1740 10:50 pm DJ Bboy VDL 11:30 pm DJ Sandoval 12:15 am Prodigy Metal Stage Scorptio 6:05 pm Path of Totality 7:20 pm

Sektor 209 8:00 pm Nothing But Losers 8:45 pm Eroszion 9:30 pm Sworn to the Black 10:15 pm Hard of Hearts 11:00 pm Stigmurder 11:45 pm Eyes Bleed Hard 12:30 am Beat Happy! Music Stage Skunk Punk 6:00 pm Half Past Two 6:50 pm Stupid Flanders 7:45 pm Before 20 8:40 pm The Debonaires 9:35 pm Monkey 10:35 pm Dezu 11:40 pm Trill Stage DJ 5:00 pm TBA 5:45 pm Jacob 6:30 pm FGFA & Ay Game 7:15 pm Swamp Musik 8:00 pm Townbizzinc 8:45 pm 120 Records & Mouthpiece Society 9:30 pm Billion Dolla Bill 10:00 pm DJ 10:30 pm Squad Affair 11:00 pm Karoake 11:45 pm DJ 12:30 am Ron & Doug Present: Modesto Toyota / Hawk Stage Lightning Boy 6:00 pm TBA 6:45 pm Disturbing the Peace 7:30 pm Black Keys Tribute 8:15 pm Triple D 9:00 pm Doug Petty & The Chartbreakers 9:45 pm The Tubes 11:00 pm All Start Jam 12:15 am Fat Cat Stage Eric G 8:00 pm Dade 11:00 pm Tease 12:00 pm David Q 1:00 pm Pure 209 Presents: Dancetronauts Stage Adrian Espinoza 6:00 pm DJ Analog Disko 7:00 pm Dan Aguilar 8:00 pm Trav Nasty 9:00 pm Nick G 10:00 pm Dancetronauts 11:00 pm Boom Box Saintz TBA 6:00 pm TBA 7:00 pm DJ Jess 8:00 pm Kid Vicious 9:00 pm Rizz 10:00 pm DJ Lady Kate 11:00 pm Jill Ferris Presents: Revitalized Fitness Rock Stage City Psychology 6:15 pm Plastic Meteor Shower 7:00 pm Kennefret 7:45 pm Fair Struggle 8:30 pm From Devastation 9:15 pm Remains of the tyrant 10:00 pm Alpha Complex 11:00 pm Dying Image 12:00 am Jill Ferris Presents: Revitalized Fitness Reggae Stage Bonus Traxx 6:00 pm Kayla Just 6:30 pm City Sickness 7:15 pm A La Lune 8:00 pm Skanks Roots Project 8:45 pm Revival 9:45 pm Terrible Timing 10:45 pm Guardian 11:30 pm Note: Schedule Sweat Stage Tommy P 5:00 pm Weaksas 7:30 pm Monster Mack 9:00 pm Randy G 10:30 pm Ezzale 10:45 pm Randy G 11:00 pm Recess 12:00 am

was accurate at press time. Check www. xfestmodesto.com and www. modestoview.com for updates

Club Bay Area DJ 5:00 pm B the Beast & Boss Type Lb 5:30 pm Swat Boys 6:00 pm Win Can’t Lose 6:30 pm Foreign T 7:00 pm Young Peezay 7:30 pm Mimicals 8:00 pm Cutty Cash 8:45 pm Nuke Bandz 9:15 pm Townbizzinc 9:45 pm Birch Boy Barie 10:30 pm 120 Records 11:00 pm Young Gully 11:45 pm DJ Upgrade 12:30 am

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MAMA by Middagh Goodwin

I really can’t believe how quick this year has flown by. So many good times are already behind us, and we are just half way through. This is year two of my involvement behind the scenes with Modesto Area Music Awards and so far things are looking great; adding a new category (Latin) and changing a few other things to make this year even better. Voting is set to go live on August 15th with the Awards Ceremony on October 20th at the State Theater. Thanks to everyone who came out to see Broken Toys at my first ever show at the Gallo Center. If you missed it you truly missed an incredible event. The guest vocalists (Hines/Boggs/Westphal) were incredible and returned to the stage along with the Gregori High Orchestra for the finale; a emotionally charged version of Dear Prudence leading into the chorus of Hey Jude. You can get a copy of the 25th Anniversary DVD/CD

from Wire and Woods LTD. paypal $20ppd to wireandwoodltd@gmail.com. This year will also mark another first for me, I have put together some of the best local (DEZU/Before 20) and bands from across the state (Monkey Asian Man Records)/Stupid Flanders) for the first ever SKA Stage at X-Fest. If you like SKA come on out and show your support; If you need tickets, get in touch with me. We will be right outside of Fuzio so you can DANCE in the shade, The Brew Ha Ha is back and Leon Gibson is headlining at the Blackwater Republic in Stockton on August 21st. He is one of the funniest comedians the area has to offer and recently won the #209Comedy Competition. As always Jimmie Menezes (2014 Comedy) will be hosting and will have a packed bill with local and regional comics.

Speaking of comics... Stockton-Con is August 8th and 9th at the Stockton Arena and celebrates pop culture from comic books to cosplay. Next year on July 9th and 10th I am proud to be involved in Modesto-Con. Like us on facebook and be the first to know about all the great things we have planned. August 9th celebrate the 5th Annual ModStock (2014 Small Event) at Graceada Park. It is going to be a Rock and Roll Circus. This is a free event and starts at 10am. Featuring some of the best up and coming young acts along with some of Modesto’s favorites. August 29th you will be treated to shades of Off the Air as A.H.Collective bring French Cassettes (2010 Alt Rock) back to Modesto along with Spooky Mansion and Pacific Lung (2014 Pop Rock) to Café Deva 7:30pm $5. MAMA Records is working on a compilation the winners of the past. If you are a past MAMA winner we want you to be included, send CD quality (FLAC files) songs to mamarecords209@gmail.com. The interest in this has been pretty great so far and we think you are all going to love it. Also speaking of MAMA, the Modesto Area Music Awards are going to be upon us sooner then you think. If you have any suggestions for #MAMAnees

send them to us for consideration. This is your scene your music so make sure you are a part of it. Every Sunday, Cafe Deva starts the morning with some of the best singer songwriters in town start the morning off with a hot cup of coffee and a bite to eat. Sunday night is Open Mic (2013 Small Event at the Queen Bean (2013 Restaurant/Cafe). With so much going on each and every month there is no reason why you can’t make it out at least once to see some live local music.

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BLUES by Earl Matthews

Hello everyone, I hope you are enjoying your summer. It been one for the books, I gotta say. The weather has been like a yo-yo. One the upside there is so much going on this summer that it’s hard to pay much attention to it. I am going to try and give you an overview of what a lot of different folks are doing in the area this month. Please understand that new shows are always being added and so you should always check artist’s websites to see all their dates. Our Blues brother Jeramy Norris is busy all over central California this month. You can catch him at Hotel Ledger in Moke Hill on the 2nd, on the 9th he will be at Nino’s in Modesto and then on the 23rd you can catch him and the gang at Moore’s Riverboat in Isleton. Sundays at Deva you can enjoy breakfast and tunes with Rob hill on the 2nd, 16th and the 23rd. Patty Davis is going to be the MC for the second annual Smoke on the River BBQ and Music fest in Ceres. This year they are featuring Greg

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Bring your blankets & lawn chairs. No outside food or ice chests allowed in park. Live music by local talent, good food and smooth brew. For more info 209-537-2601. Advanced Tickets: $10/ Adults • $7/Seniors • $5 Kids (5-12) Tickets at the Gate: $15/Adults • $10/ Seniors • $7 Kids (5-12)

Scudder and Beer 30, Highway 99 band, Black Rose Band and Patty Davis. On the 22nd at the La Jamaica Hall, Stockton catch the 3rd annual Tacos, Blues & Booze featuring Two-Tone Steiny & The Cadillacs, John Clifton, Cole Fonseca & Patrick Contreras. On the 14th Big Earl and the Cryin Shame will be playing with our friends Jeramy Norris and the Dangerous Mood at the Lodi Blues and Brews. Then on the 23rd we are heading back to Lodi for an afternoon of blues at Meltter Winery. On the 27th we are welcoming our friends Harlis Sweetwater Band back to the Cow Track. Harlis is one of the most fun bands we play with and that ain’t no joke. Harlis is a blues rocker

with and whip-sharp band and a horn section that makes his sound both big and bold. The last time he came through we had so much fun at the Track that he said he wanted to do it all over again. Harlis is a real up-andcomer in the music scene in his home town of Huntington Beach and has been making a name for himself by delivering hard-hitting passionate music with soul. Harlis has shared the stage with everyone from Walter Trout, Jimmie Vaughan, ZZ Top, Los Lobos Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Everlast, and Brian Setzer to R&B/Blues legends Etta James, James Cotton, and Wilson Pickett to name a few. What I’m trying to say is that you will like him. On July 29th Carolyn Wonderland will be taking the stage at the State Theater. I have to be honest, I had never heard of her before I was asked if I would like to open up the show for her. So I gave her a listen and it only took a minute to know she was the real deal. Since then I have been listening to her more and more. Let me tell you, there is a good reason that Bob Dylan is one of her biggest fans. This band is fantastic, the songs are great and she can sing, like really sing. She can sound sweet or she can call down the thunder. Carolyn Wonderland is on par with some of the best guitar players I have ever seen.

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AUTHOR “Strays” by Ken White Strays. We took them in. That’s what we did. It’s what we’ve always done. It’s what we’ll always do. Orphans, refugees, and loners. Animal and human. They always found us. They always knew they could get a handout, or a helping hand. The hobos could smell what house to mark. Because we just couldn’t say “no.” We didn’t care what you’d done, were doing, planned to do. If you needed a friend or a home, you had one. The reasons they came searching were as many and varied as they were. Parents who fought all the time or were divorced or too busy. Castaways just looking for safe harbor. Mothers and Fathers who didn’t get it; who didn’t understand that music was just as important as math. Kids just looking for someone to listen, or spend a little time being asked about their day. Children who liked to laugh and enjoy life. Anyone who welcomed being left alone, not judged, and accepted for who they were, or dreamed of being. Unfortunately, some of our strays got too comfortable. Once we removed the thorn from their paw, they never left. The good times, good food, and good company were just too good. They started getting a little fat. Some expected the acceptance to always be there, no matter what they did. So they did some things they shouldn’t have done. Suddenly they found the door was no longer open; that we did not forgive easily. Once that door was closed, it was very cold outside. Like F. Scott Fitzgerald, we didn’t believe in second chances or second acts. If you burned us, or took us for granted, or didn’t appreciate what we had to offer, you’d soon learn the meaning of long memory. However, those who did know better, those who could read and respect us, never left. And never found any deeper, more loyal friends; nobody who would go to bat for them like we did. And they are still part of the family.

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JAZZ & BLUES If You Luv Music Your Gonna Luv This by Eric Benson I’ve been around a while and often amazed but rarely surprised but I was recently when I saw the Tim Allen Band in the Center Plaza Friday 24th of July. Now Tim Allen has surprised me before. Once at a garden party gig he was playing bass and me keys, on break he went in the house and sat down at a grand piano and pounded out 20 or 30 tunes of Elton John and Billy Joel with vocals to a stunned crowd. I asked him “when were you going to tell me you played piano?” Tim’s response “you didn’t ask.” Tim Allen plays with me in the Blue Monday Band that hosts the jam session at the second Monday event at the Barkin’ Dog Grill and he always plays and sings great but when I saw him on the plaza playing the music of his choosing with his own arrangements and even original tunes I was blown away. He sang a cover of “Signed Sealed Delivered” by Stevie Wonder, I closed my eyes and he sang every bit as good as Stevie. The band was smoking also with Joe Barretta on guitar and vocals, Dave

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Rogers on guitar and bass and Aron Faria on drums. The material spanned 80’s material from Beatles to Yes, Level 42, Kool & the Gang, James Taylor, Billy Joel with tunes you don’t hear bands try and play everyday. I hope to hear more from the Tim Allen band in the future, ‘cause they’re smoking! Blue Monday Party & invitational jam returns to the Barkin’ Dog Grill the second Monday August 10th, with special guest Modesto’s own singer songwriter and guitar slinger Joe Barretta. Joe is probably one of the best songwriters in popular, R & B, Jazz that the valley has ever produced. Joe’s vocals and guitar playing are influenced by Robin Ford, Bobby Caldwell, as well as others. He has played with and shared the stage with: Tower of Power alumni, Charlie Musclewhite, Chris Cain, Dave Matthew’s, and others.  On Blue Monday, the house band Ultra Lounge will accompany Joe Barretta featuring: Johnny Valdes guitar, Tim Allen bass, vocals, Dave

Hawks on drums, Eric Benson, Pat Governor on Keys, Andrew Rosenblum on horns and sax. The jam this month will features Jazz, R & B, Funk, Latin and a little of everything else with special guests sitting in for listening and dancing.  Show from 7 to 10:00 PM with food and drink available in all age venue. Call the Dog for reservations: 572-2341. Blue Monday Party in September 14th brings in Barry finerty acid Jazz guitarist rocks the house with hopefully Dave Mathews Keys. If you play come on down and sit in with the best musicians in the area, it’s gonna be smoking. The Gallo Center for the Arts continues with their diverse booking in August: Los Tucanes De Tijuana 8/14, and Valley’s Got Talent 8/28 and the 29th. The State Theatre has been bringing some amazing films the Amy wine house documentary was great especially if you’re a fan to a very talented artist short lived. On the music side Uncle Lonnie one of our do-gooder promoters is bringing in Carolyn Wonderland and Big Earl & the Cryin Shame on August 29th.  And off the beaten track Newman, West Side Theatre in restored theatre environment brings in August: 8th Daniel Castro Band, 15th Unauthorized stones Tribute with Rudy Colombani, and 22nd Rob Ely. Call for the

lowdown on the how down: 862-4490/ Live music in DEWZ Wine Bar in August booked by your truly: Eric Benson continues live music on Friday and Saturday nights 7 to 10:00 PM, incorporating the best local musicians playing in the intimate wine bar environment. What I have booked for all you music lovers in August is: Sat 2nd singer songwriter Nick Campos, Sat 8th and 15th Tim Allen pianist and vocalist does Elton to Billy Joel and 80’s, Friday 14th Pat Durr and Auron Durr from Home Grown Band, Friday 21th Third Party Beatles tribute with Chris Murphy and Gary Nelson, Sat 22 & 29th Jazz guitar duo John King & Robin Montgomery, Friday 28th Jazz pianist Kent Gripenstraw. The room is small so best to call for a table if you know you’re coming if you want a seat. Lowdown on the jam session in the downtown: Barkin’ Dog Thursday night jazz jams with Dave Dow, Queen Bean Sundays open mike night also in an all age environment. Remember please support our local live venues for live music and the arts. So take some time out to hear some live music and the arts of our own town as well this month, think globally and act locally. All the best, peace out! Eric Benson, cell 209, 918-7033.

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ALL AGES Absolutely Ridiculous by Leia Johnson This summer was absolutely ridiculous! Thanks to all who made it so great. Let’s start this school year with a bang! As you may know, one of the best lakes in the world is only a two hour drive from Motown. Pinecrest Lake! I went about 4 times this summer and I’m planning on going back soon. There are so many different things that you can do at the Lake. You can start your morning on a beautiful hike around the lake or a longer hike to Cleo’s Bath. My whole family of all ages hiked the lake; it’s not a very difficult venture. After that, you can relax on the beach or go for a boat ride on the lake. There are some quiet coves that you can hang out at towards the back of the lake. There are some awesome rocks to jump off of just past the dam. Next to the parking lot/general store area, there is a snack shack that sells amazing root beer floats and burgers. It should be on your to-do list

METAL when you go. Later that night, you can relax and watch a movie under the stars. Pinecrest Amphitheater shows movies that are still in theaters like Inside Out and Max! Check out the dates of certain movies to plan your trip around it at pinecresttheatre.com Pinecrest is an absolutely wonderful place to be and you will notice that tons of Modesto people go there. Every single time I go, I run into old friends. So, I hope to see you up there before school starts or around Modesto in the near future! Much Love!!

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X-FEST SEASON by Mike Vanek It’s that time again folks... X Fest season!! And once again it features a metal stage. This year, like the past 2 years it will be hosted by the band Eroszion and the bands were hand picked by them. It includes bands from all over the area fully representing the Central Valley. This year the bands are Nothing but Losers, Eroszion, Stigmurder, HARD of HEART, Sworn To The Black, Sektor 209, Scorptrio, Eyes Bleed Hatred HQ, and 17Ten. This year has a solid local lineup that I’m sure will all be battling to sell those coveted $20 X Fest Pre Sales tickets. The draw back is this is pretty much the only hard rock or metal at the giant festival and the bigger the stage gets it remains pretty much the same every year, with local bands all fighting to sell those valuable tickets which they all get a split of and all pretty much promoting to what looks to be the same crowd and the selling point being the local bands that all play pretty much the Yosemite

Strip or around the Area if not for free for $5$10 on a super regular basis and in a lot of cases within weeks or days of X-Fest. I believe that if they brought in a few out of town bands with a buzz like Jill Ferris did at last years Luckyfest or a smaller touring band to headline I think it would improve the selling point of the $20 tickets and bring a new life to the metal stage at the year’s biggest music festival. But it is what it is and for what it’s worth it is a solid lineup including a great mix of styles and genre’s most likely headlined by Nothing But Losers who has played every X fest that has allowed a metal stage in recent years and Stigmurder who are one the longest playing bands in our area. But the band I’m looking forward to is Sworn to the Black.   They are a heavy metal masterpiece in every sense of the word!! I will be in attendance to cover the metal stage so look for a full review of my X Fest Experience in next month’s issue of the View!! That is all for me this month until next time KEEP ONE FOOT IN THE GUTTER AND ONE FIST IN THE GOLD!!

GLOBAL Outside Lands is Out of this World! Here in Modesto, we are near one of the best music festivals in the world.   Three days of epic music, great crowds, fun and food mean San Francisco Outsidelands.  Elton John will be the Sunday night headliner and Mumford & Sons, Black Keys, Kendrick Lamar & Sam Smith round out the top tier.  ModestoView crew will be looking for Billy Idol, Toro y moi, Chet Faker, St. Vincent, Milky Chance, G Easy, St. Misterwives and other great bands like Cold War Kids.  Best part is, you will discover new bands and come away with some new favorites.  Plan your schedule at www.sfoutsidelands.com  You will not go hungry or thirsty with all of the various FoodLands like Chocolands, Food Truck Land, Wine Lands and Cheese Lands.   One of our favorite places to hang out is with the comedians at the Barbary.  From Modesto, we recommend taking BART to SF to the Civic Center and catch the shuttles at the Bill Graham Auditorium.  Must have advanced tix from www.sfoutsidelands. com   Or catch Muni as they have many lines that take you to Golden Gate Park and there

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FIT Aged By Weather Defined By Fitness by Efren Martinez Within the last 5 years I’ve watched my body and skin age faster than in any normal time span. It has all to do with my outdoor endurance training and competitions. My continued exposure to the wind, rain, cold, chlorinated water and especially the sun have added years to my appearance and I’m now starting to notice that I’m getting that leather type of sun skin tone. It’s been between all that and a few broken bones and more fitness injuries than I can count with training so much over the last 10 years; some may think, so is it really worth it? My reply, you bet your sweet Astronauts it is. Nothing makes me happier than seeing my wife happy; OK with that happily said, nothing makes me happier than seeing my wife happy as well as me being able to swim, bike and run outdoors. Sure I belong to one of the most coolest gyms in Modesto and I also have a gym in my home that would include loads of free weights, a

treadmill, an elliptical, and a spin bike as well as a mirror ball on the ceiling of my gym to give me an effect that I’m actually going somewhere while I spin on my spin-bike. Still for me it doesn’t compare to training outside. In fact some of my best training secessions are generally done outside. Over the last year I have had to really rethink this whole outside training thing. The sun’s UV rays can be very dangerous and although melanoma can be treatable, it still can kill you. This is why I’m encouraging all of us who either train outdoors or for that matter have to work outdoors to make sure you are protected from all the harmful elements that come along with natures

beauty. Here are a few suggestions to help you minimize those harmful outdoor elements that could be harming and aging you. If you enjoy running or cycling, try to get it done at the crack of dawn and don’t forget the mosquito repellent along with the sunscreen. Apply your sunscreen 20 minutes prior to your sun exposure, it takes at least 20 minutes for your sunscreen to really get into your skin thus this will give you the best sun block protection. Wearing sunglasses, a visor and a long sleeve running/biking jersey will also help minimize your skin exposure to your arms. Staying well hydrated daily will not only will help you with your fitness challenges, but it also helps with your skin/complexion.

If you train as hard as I do make sure to wash your face as much as you wash your hands per day. Taking care of ourselves goes beyond exercising and eating right, we must also include that we are caring for our skin and hygiene. On a personal note, my evening bedtime hygiene ritual generally takes about 10 minutes, but that’s also why I’m so gorgeous, well at least my wife thinks so. All kidding aside, I love training and competing outdoors, triathlons preferably. While we all strive to better our fitness challenges we shouldn’t forget about following Gods lead in caring for our bodies as a whole, or for myself as it is a temple of Christ. Efren Martinez

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ZEN WATER by Mary Layton With the drought upon us water is on everyone’s mind. Or at least we hope so. When I moved to Modesto in1994 I was touched by that simple but very significant Modesto arch holding the city’s motto : Water Wealth Contentment Health. Wow!  It says it all. Water brings all these things. We all need water.  I couldn’t live without water.  Who could?  There’s nothing better than swimming in a pool or the river, or to take a cold shower to beat the Central Valley’s summer heat.  And now that water is becoming scarcer - and more expensive - it makes me appreciate it even more. 

The old Chinese culture has made many acute observations of water such as water cleanses and refreshes all creatures without distinction and without judgment. Water freely and fearlessly goes deep beneath the surface of things.  Water is fluid and of all things is the softest. It cannot be broken. If you throw a heavy rock on it water will yield. Water yields to the rock in it’s path, yet eventually wears the rock down.  Even though water is soft and responsive, it is extremely powerful.  T’ai Chi players learn that in assuming the nature of water they will be able to overcome a forceful opponent; the soft overcomes the hard.  The nature of water sets a great example of how to go about one’s life. For more information go to taichi4modesto. com or call (209) 572-4518

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BARGAIN August Cool by Monica Barber As Ms. M is shading herself beneath a lovely Oak in one our area’s finest parks she realizes it is already August. The weather is hotter than usual this year and that means only one thing… Get cool! How do you get cooler in a town that’s already such an awesome place to live in? You look around and step into something new. Ms. M loves to jump into the deep end when she’s warm and she recommends all of you try it too! This August promises fun for everyone and to be light their wallets! Kick off the month with free music at the Vintage Faire Mall. They are hosting a fabulous Summer Concert series featuring the area’s most amazing talent. August 1stwelcomes the ivory tickling Francesca Bavaro and her emotion affecting vocals. Stop in do a little shopping, get a Lemonade & enjoy the music! Music from 4pm-7pm. http:// www.shopvintagefairemall.com/Events/ SummerConcertSeries If you have to wonder what a guy is like without a doll, then you’ve never seen Guys & Dolls! Don’t miss out on MPA’s production of the Broadway classic Guys and Dolls. It’s a Tony Award winning play that notably has inspired a Golden Globe winning film. The curtain goes up August 8th and runs through the 16th with a handful of chances to attend. Let your luck take you to the theater! Tickets: $19-34. Info call: 209-338-5000 or  www.galloarts.org

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so it is a special day! No where in the area can you get this much entertainment and fun for the price of one ticket. All 21+ and over are invited out to this fabulous rain or shine event that always guarantees a good time. Get your tickets online or ahead of time for the best deal! Tickets: $20 presale/$30 door. Info: http://www. xfestmodesto.com/ No matter how far you go or where you travel to, there is always talent. The month closes out with the 6th annual Valley’s Got Talent show August 28-29th at the Gallo Center. The event is a chance for local area people to encourage the success and achievements of our very talented peers. Prepared to be amazed with talent ranging from instrumental acts to dancers, singers, musicians and more as they compete for the grand prize. Audience participation makes this event a blast to take it. Don’t miss out on this delightful event! Tickets: $10-25  www.galloarts.org Stay frosty Modesto! You are all the coolest cats in this lady’s book!  Kisses, m. 

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It’s the time of year again where we welcome 20, 000 people in our backyard, host 60 of the coolest bands and throw an epic soirée. If you guessed X-fest then you are right on the money. This year marks the event’s Sweet 16

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August Wine Bar Shows Sat 2nd singer songwriter Nick Campos Sat 8th and 15th Tim Allen pianist and vocalist does Elton to Billy Joel and 80’s, Friday 14th Pat Durr and Auron Durr from Home Grown Band Friday 21th Third Party Beatles tribute with Chris Murphy and Gary Nelson, Sat 22 & 29th Jazz guitar duo John King & Robin Montgomery, Friday 28th Jazz pianist Kent Gripenstraw.

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Enjoy Modesto Night Life! • Enjoy Responsibly August 1 Angi Ciccarelli Holroyd B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Battered Beaver DJ Awal Bilingual Preschool Storytime DJ & Live Music Do I Sound Gay? Dry Creek Trail Love Modesto Clean Up Ernie Bucio and the little big band Farmer’s Market Folk Dancing Lessons Infinitely Polar Bear Joe & Tim Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Livesound Workshop Meditation with Susie Mizz Monique’s Dragalicious Show Modesto Certified Farmer’s Market Modesto Nuts Home Game vs Visalia Oakdale Museum & History Center Old School Saturdays Open Air Market Respect on the River Rockin’ Saturdays Saturday Easy D Ride Summer Concert Series: Francesca Bavaro Summer Fun The Weekend Dance Party West Side Theater Celebration August 2 Patty Castillo Davis & Rob Hill Do I Sound Gay? FOE Breakfast House Music & Vibes Infinitely Polar Bear Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Modesto Nuts Home Game vs Visalia Nick Campos Queen Bean Open Mic Night Respect on the River Seniors Club Breakfast The Big Mix VFW Breakfast August 3 American Trivia with Uncle John Dance Exercise Class Do I Sound Gay? Infinitely Polar Bear Josh Rosenblum Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Magic Music Mondays Maxi’s Happy Hour Modesto Nuts Home Game vs San Jose Monday Kick-Off Open Mic Comedy Overreaters Anonymous Preschool Story Time Magic Music Mondays Sweet Open Talent & Mic Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms August 4 Chalkboard Journals Crazy 8’s Math Club Do I Sound Gay? Forever Young Dance Club Funstrummers Ukulele Play Along Golden Valley Chorus Infinitely Polar Bear Johnny & Kelly Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Music Magnet Craft Maxi’s Happy Hour Modesto Nuts Home Game vs San Jose National Night Out Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Sounds of Nick Campos Successful Thinkers Network Mtg Superhero Party Toastmaster Supper Club Turlock Seniors Dance Wiggle Worms Yoga with Rosa August 5 80s night/DJ Gully American Corportate Security Hiring Event Crazy 8s Math Club Creole Jazz Kings

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Location Rivets American Grill Oakdale Bicycle Shop Battered Beaver, Oakdale Modesto Library Surla’s Modesto State Theatre Dry Creek Trail, Modesto Barkin’ Dog Grill Main & Broadway, Turlock Carnegie Arts Center Turlock Gallo Center for the Arts P. Wexford’s Modesto Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Rock in Roll Warehouse Intrinsic Elements Modesto Climax Bar, Modesto Downtown Modesto John Thurman Field, Modesto 212 West F Street Shooters/Clarion Inn Yogurt Station, Oakdale Stanislaus River near Oakdale Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Oakdale Bike Shop Vintage Faire Center Court Stanislaus Library Crocodiles Nightclub Westside Theatre Deva Cafe, J St, Modesto State Theatre Eagles Hall, Modesto Boardroom Gallo Center for the Arts Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto John Thurman Field, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Queen Bean Cafe Stanislaus River near Oakdale Denny’s 1525 McHenry Ave Crocodile’s, Modesto VFW Hall Modesto Rivets American Grill Salida Library State Theatre Gallo Center for the Arts Rivets American Grill Ridgeway’s, Modesto Urbano, H St Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree John Thurman Field, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Shooters/Clarion Inn Sutter Gould Office, McHenry Village Keyes Library Urbano, Modesto 3014 4th St, Ceres Modesto Library Modesto Library Stanislaus Library Oakdale Library State Theatre Modesto Senior Center Trinity Presbyterian Church Mancini Hall, Modesto Gallo Center for the Arts Rivets American Grill Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Tiki Lounge Ridgeway’s, Modesto Vito’s, Modesto Newman Library Maxi’s at Double Tree John Thurman Field, Modesto Various venues Ceres Library Denair Library Keyes Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Maxi’s at Double Tree Round Table Pizza, 3848 McHenry Keyes Library Denny’s 1525 McHenry Ave 11914 Cahill St, Turlock Modesto Library Patterson Library The Boardroom Clarion Inn, Modesto Newman Library Shooters/Clarion Inn

Do I Sound Gay? Family Game Day Free Knit and Crochet Classes! Horseshoe tournament In One Accord Infinitely Polar Bear Jim Ingram’s Band Jive Turkeys Juicing Raw Organic Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Knit and Crochet Class LEGO Days Magnet Craft Maxi’s Happy Hour Modesto Nuts Home Game vs San Jose Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner Oakdale Farmer’s Market Open Mic Perler Beads Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime Riverbank Farmer’s Market Riverbank Golden Ages Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday August 6 Angi Ciccarelli Holroyd’s Band Casanova’s Night Club David Dow David Dow and friends jam session Do I Sound Gay? Infinitely Polar Bear Johnny & Kelly Josh Rosenblum Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke Night Karaoke with Clovis Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Kyle the Great LEGO Days Live Music Live Music Magnet Craft Maxi’s Happy Hour Modesto Certified Farmer’s Market Oakdale Museum & History Center Preschool Story Time Spanish Preschool Storytime Thirsty Thursdays Turlock Sunshine Strummers Wonders of Color Art Show August 7 Battered Beaver Live DJs Dave and Penny show DJ & Live Music DJ Otto & Guests DJ tease Family Night Fridays Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program Infinitely Polar Bear Johnny Cardenas & The Wise Guys Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Again Maxi’s Happy Hour Music in the Plaza Cartel band Neil Buettner (Live music) Rick Barnes Teens Rockin’ Jump The Weekend Dance Party VFW Hamburger Night Vortex Tribe Vortex Tribe August 8 B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Battered Beaver DJ Awal Bilingual Preschool Storytime Couponing Class Salida Library Daniel Castro DJ & Live Music Farmer’s Market First Annual TEA Solar Cycling Class Folk Dancing Lessons Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me Guys and Dolls Irrational Man Johnny Rockett and the thrust Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Magnet Craft Mizz Monique’s Dragalicious Show

State Theatre Stanislaus Library Waterford Library Shively’s Bar & Grill, Oakdale Strings, Turlock Gallo Center for the Arts Turlock’s Senior Citizen Hall Rivets American Grill Stanislaus Library Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Waterford Library Stanislaus Library Newman Library Maxi’s at Double Tree John Thurman Field, Modesto Sabatino’s, Modesto P. Wexfords Modesto 3rd & Bianchia, Oakdale Speakeasy Lounge, Modesto Stanislaus Library Empire Library Keyes Library Newman Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Riverbank Community Center Park 3600Santa Fe St, Riverbank Redwood Cafe, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Rivets American Grill Crocodile’s, Modesto Barkin’ Dog Grill Barkin’ Dog Grill State Theatre Gallo Center for the Arts P. Wexford’s Modesto Boardroom Kaiser Dale Rd Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Shooters/Clarion Inn Ridgway’s, Modesto Sabatino’s, Modesto Stanislaus Library Deva Cafe, Modesto Surla’s Modesto Newman Library Maxi’s at Double Tree Downtown Modesto 212 West F Street Hughson Library Modesto Library Maxi’s at Double Tree Carnegie Arts Center Turlock 700 McHenry Ave #b, Modesto Battered Beaver, Oakdale Barkin’ Dog Grill Surla’s Modesto Urbano, H St Modesto The Boardroom Maxi’s at Double Tree MJC, West Science Center Gallo Center for the Arts Shooters/Clarion Inn Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto P. Wexford’s Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree 10th St Plaza, Modesto Redwood Cafe, Modesto The Fruit Yard, Modesto Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Crocodiles Nightclub VFW Hall Modesto Greens on Tenth, Modesto Greens on Tenth, Modesto Oakdale Bicycle Shop Battered Beaver, Oakdale Modesto Library Salida Library, Salida Gallo Center for the Arts Surla’s Modesto Main & Broadway, Turlock Dust Bowl Brewing Co, Turlock Carnegie Arts Center Turlock Gallo Center for the Arts State Theatre Gallo Center for the Arts State Theatre Barkin’ Dog Grill Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Newman Library Climax Bar, Modesto

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Have fun and be S afe! • Please Designate a Driver Modesto Certified Farmer’s Market Oakdale Museum & History Center Old School Saturdays Research and Development Rhythm on the Range Rockin’ Saturdays Saturday Easy D Ride Spirit Festival Stockton Con Summer Concert Series: High Voltage The Weekend Dance Party Turlock Uke Jamz Yokuts Indians in Stanislaus County August 9 Acoustic Live Music Camellia Society Meeting Chitty Chitty Bang Bang FOE Breakfast Guys and Dolls House Music & Vibes Irrational Man Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Manteca Senior Dance Modstock Music Festival Nick Campos Queen Bean Open Mic Night Seniors Club Breakfast Stockton Con Jeramy Norris The Big Mix USA Dance Ballroom Dacing VFW Breakfast August 10 American Trivia with Uncle John Blue Monday with Eric Bensen and friends Magic Music Mondays Blue Monday with Eric Bensen and friends Dance Exercise Class Duct Tape Craft Friends of the Library Meeting Happy Birthday Edgar! Kuv Hlub Koj Irrational Man Josh Rosenblum Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Magic Music Mondays Maxi’s Happy Hour Monday Kick-Off Open Mic Comedy Overreaters Anonymous Preschool Story Time Read S’more Books! Sweet Open Talent & Mic Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms August 11 2nd Tuesday poetry reading and open mic Crazy 8’s Math Club ECC Meditation Forever Young Dance Club Funstrummers Ukulele Play Along Golden Valley Chorus Irrational Man Jam at Queen Bean Johnny & Kelly Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Music Magnet Craft Maxi’s Happy Hour Modesto Nuts Home Game vs Stockton Poetry reading with Gillian Wegner Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Sounds of Nick Campos Successful Thinkers Network Mtg Toastmaster Supper Club Turlock Seniors Dance West Side Readers Book Club Meeting Wiggle Worms Yoga with Rosa August 12 80s night/DJ Gully American Corportate Security Hiring Event Crazy 8s Math Club Creole Jazz Kings Free Knit and Crochet Classes! Horseshoe tournament In One Accord Irrational Man Jim Ingram’s Band Jive Turkeys Karaoke Night

Downtown Modesto 212 West F Street Shooters/Clarion Inn P. Wexford’s Modesto Spring Creek Country Club, Ripon Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Oakdale Bike Shop Turlock Fairgrounds Stockton Arena Vintage Faire Center Court Crocodiles Nightclub Carnegie Arts Center Turlock McHenry Museum, Modesto

Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Knit and Crochet Class LEGO Days Lunch Hour Meditation Magnet Craft Maxi’s Happy Hour Modesto Nuts Home Game vs Stockton Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner Oakdale Farmer’s Market Open Mic Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Deva Cafe, J St, Modesto Preschool Storytime One Church Scenic Dr Modesto Preschool Storytime State Theatre Riverbank Farmer’s Market Eagles Hall, Modesto Riverbank Golden Ages Gallo Center for the Arts Socktopus Craft Boardroom Stanislaus County Coin Club State Theatre Toastmasters Daybreak Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Wine Down Wednesday Ridgeway’s, Modesto Wine’d Down Wednesday 295 Cherry Lane, Manteca August 13 Graceada Park, Modesto Casanova’s Night Club Maxi’s at Double Tree David Dow Queen Bean Cafe David Dow and friends jam session Denny’s 1525 McHenry Ave Healthy Eating Class Stockton Arena Irrational Man Ninos, Modesto Johnny & Kelly Crocodile’s, Modesto Josh Rosenblum Odd Fellows Hall, 6941 Hughson Ave, Hughson Kaiser Farmer’s Market VFW Hall Modesto Karaoke Night Karaoke with Clovis Rivets American Grill Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Barkin’ Dog Grill Kyle the Great Urbano, Modesto LEGO Days Barkin’ Dog Grill Live Music Salida Library Live Music Oakdale Library Live Music & Paul’s Rustic Pizza Truck Patterson Library Magnet Craft All over the world! Maxi’s Happy Hour State Theatre Modesto Certified Farmer’s Market Rivets American Grill Modesto Nuts Home Game vs Stockton Ridgeway’s, Modesto Oakdale Museum & History Center Urbano, H St Modesto Preschool Story Time Maxi’s at Double Tree Spanish Preschool Storytime Maxi’s at Double Tree Thirsty Thursdays Shooters/Clarion Inn Turlock Sunshine Strummers Sutter Gould Office, McHenry Village August 14 Keyes Library Battered Beaver Live DJs Keyes Library DJ & Live Music 3014 4th St, Ceres DJ Otto & Guests Modesto Library DJ tease Modesto Library Family Movie Night Earth to Echo Family Night Fridays Barkin’ Dog Grill Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program Oakdale Library Guys and Dolls Intrinsic Elements, Modesto Hughson Senior Dance & Potluck Modesto Senior Center Irrational Man Trinity Presbyterian Church Joe & Tim Mancini Hall, Modesto Johnny Cardenas & The Wise Guys State Theatre Karaoke Night Queen Bean Cafe Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Rivets American Grill Los Tucanes de Tijuana Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Maxi’s Happy Hour Tiki Lounge Modesto Nuts Home Game vs Bakersfield Ridgeway’s, Modesto Mr. Holmes Vito’s, Modesto Neil Buettner (Live music) Newman Library Rick Barnes Maxi’s at Double Tree Teens Rockin’ Jump John Thurmqan Field, Modesto The Weekend Dance Party Barkin’ Dog Grill Valley Jazz company Ceres Library VFW Hamburger Night Denair Library August 15 Keyes Library B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Modesto Library Battered Beaver DJ Awal Oakdale Library Bilingual Preschool Storytime Maxi’s at Double Tree DJ & Live Music Round Table Pizza, 3848 McHenry Farmer’s Market Denny’s 1525 McHenry Ave Folk Dancing Lessons 11914 Cahill St, Turlock Guys and Dolls Patterson Library Karaoke Night Modesto Library Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Patterson Library Magnet Craft Mizz Monique’s Dragalicious Show The Boardroom Modesto Certified Farmer’s Market Clarion Inn, Modesto Modesto Nuts Home Game vs Bakersfield Newman Library Mr. Holmes Shooters/Clarion Inn New Orleans kickoff party Waterford Library Oakdale Beer Train Shively’s Bar & Grill, Oakdale Oakdale Museum & History Center Strings, Turlock Old School Saturdays State Theatre Research and Development Turlock’s Senior Citizen Hall Rockin’ Saturdays Rivets American Grill Rudy Colombini & the Unauthorized Rolling Stones Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Saturday Easy D Ride

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Ridgway’s, Modesto Waterford Library Stanislaus Library Intrinsic Elements, Modesto Newman Library Maxi’s at Double Tree John Thurmqan Field, Modesto Sabatino’s, Modesto P. Wexfords Modesto 3rd & Bianchia, Oakdale Speakeasy Lounge, Modesto Empire Library Keyes Library Newman Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Riverbank Community Center Park 3600Santa Fe St, Riverbank Keyes Library Denny’s 1525 McHenry Ave Denny’s 1525 McHenry Ave Redwood Cafe, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Crocodile’s, Modesto Barkin’ Dog Grill Barkin’ Dog Grill Kaiser Bangs Offices State Theatre P. Wexford’s Modesto Rivets American Grill Kaiser Dale Rd Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Shooters/Clarion Inn Ridgway’s, Modesto Sabatino’s, Modesto Stanislaus Library Deva Cafe, Modesto Surla’s Modesto Bella Vagos, Modesto Newman Library Maxi’s at Double Tree Downtown Modesto John Thurmqan Field, Modesto 212 West F Street Hughson Library Modesto Library Maxi’s at Double Tree Carnegie Arts Center Turlock Battered Beaver, Oakdale Surla’s Modesto Urbano, H St Modesto The Boardroom Mancini Bowl, Graceada Park Maxi’s at Double Tree MJC, West Science Center Gallo Center for the Arts 2307 Fourth St, Hughson State Theatre P. Wexford’s Modesto Shooters/Clarion Inn Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Gallo Center for the Arts Maxi’s at Double Tree John Thurman Field, Modesto State Theatre Redwood Cafe, Modesto The Fruit Yard, Modesto Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Crocodiles Nightclub Barkin’ Dog Grill VFW Hall Modesto Oakdale Bicycle Shop Battered Beaver, Oakdale Modesto Library Surla’s Modesto Main & Broadway, Turlock Carnegie Arts Center Turlock Gallo Center for the Arts Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Newman Library Climax Bar, Modesto Downtown Modesto John Thurman Field, Modesto State Theatre Barkin’ Dog Grill Sierra Railroad Dinner Train 212 West F Street Shooters/Clarion Inn Rivets American Grill Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Westside Theatre Oakdale Bike Shop

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absolute treasure and will help you stay fit and healthy by eating fresh and tasty produce grown right here in the Central Valley. This handy list of local certified farmer’s market locations will help you find your groove and stay on track with your health goals. Remember to take your reusable bags, and ride your bike to the market when you can. Modesto- Yes of course, fruits and veggies, but here you can also find fresh eggs from MJC, purple potatoes and exotic mushrooms, bacon-on-a-stick from Green’s Market booth, fresh pita chips at the hummus booth, and even soaps, jellies and crafts. Music fans can boogie to tunes sponsored by ModestoView. Between H & I Streets on 15th St near the library. Thurs & Sats 7am-1pm Kaiser Medical Center, Modesto Perfect location for people who want to take out two birds with one stone: Grab your week’s produce at the same time as your doctor’s appointment, or picking up a prescription. 4601 Dale Road, Thurs 8am-2pm (year-round) Turlock- This is their first season on Saturdays! Aside from the usual fruits & veggies, they are known for their cupcakes, shaved ice, and beef jerky. You can also find soaps, crafts, honey & lavender here. Center & Main St. Sats, 8am-1pm Oakdale- A night option for our busy schedules, and this year brings a twist! Local produce on one side, car show on the other! Bring your blanket, buy your dinner for your picnic basket, and let the kiddos play while you listen to live music. The third Wednesday of the month will also include wine tasting for those 21 and over. North 3rd Avenue & Bianchi Plaza, Weds 5pm-8pm Riverbank – The City of Action offers another evening adventure option for those seeking cooler temperatures or who have to work during the day. Known for apricots, fresh herbs and community booths. Riverbank Community Center Park, 3600 Santa Fe St, Weds 5pm-8pm

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Slosh Ball Summer Concert Series: Nathan Ignacio The Weekend Dance Party TUOLUMNE RIVER TRUST Clean Up August 16 Rob Hill EuroSunday Car Club FOE Breakfast Guys and Dolls House Music & Vibes Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Modesto Jazz Society Modesto Nuts Home Game vs Bakersfield Mr. Holmes Nick Campos Queen Bean Open Mic Night Seniors Club Breakfast Stanislaus Humanist’s Coffee Klatch Summer Swap & Classic Parts Swap The Big Mix The Music Man VFW Breakfast August 17 American Trivia with Uncle John Dance Exercise Class Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Kids Choice Week Magic Music Mondays Maxi’s Happy Hour Monday Jam Monday Kick-Off Mr. Holmes Open Mic Comedy Overreaters Anonymous Preschool Story Time Magic Music Mondays Sweet Open Talent & Mic Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms August 18 Backpack Tags Caregiver Coffee Break Children’s Craft Crazy 8’s Math Club Digging For Fire Family Dinner and Movie Night Forever Young Dance Club Funstrummers Ukulele Play Along Golden Valley Chorus Happy Birthday Becky! Jam at Queen Bean Johnny & Kelly Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Kids Choice Week Live Music Magnet Craft Maxi’s Happy Hour Mr. Holmes Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Sounds of Nick Campos Successful Thinkers Network Mtg Toastmaster Supper Club Turlock Seniors Dance Wiggle Worms Yoga with Rosa August 19 “As Seen on Pinterest” 80s night/DJ Gully American Corportate Security Hiring Event Craft Deja You Crazy 8s Math Club Creole Jazz Kings Free Knit and Crochet Classes! Horseshoe tournament In One Accord Jim Ingram’s Band Jive Turkeys Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Kids Choice Week Knit and Crochet Class Magnet Craft Maxi’s Happy Hour Mr. Holmes Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner Oakdale Farmer’s Market Open Mic Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time

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Enslen Park Modesto Vintage Faire Center Court Crocodiles Nightclub begin at 7th Street, Modesto Deva Cafe, J St, Modesto Village Baking, Modesto Eagles Hall, Modesto Gallo Center for the Arts Boardroom Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Clarion Inn, Modesto John Thurman Field, Modesto State Theatre Maxi’s at Double Tree Queen Bean Cafe Denny’s 1525 McHenry Ave Queen Bean Cafe Stanislaus County Fair Grounds Crocodile’s, Modesto State Theatre VFW Hall Modesto Rivets American Grill Salida Library Ridgeway’s, Modesto Modesto Library Urbano, H St Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Rivets American Grill Maxi’s at Double Tree State Theatre Shooters/Clarion Inn Sutter Gould Office, McHenry Village Keyes Library Urbano, Modesto 3014 4th St, Ceres Modesto Library Modesto Library Hughson Library Hospice, 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto Patterson Library Oakdale Library State Theatre Salida Library Modesto Senior Center Trinity Presbyterian Church Mancini Hall, Modesto All over the World! Queen Bean Cafe Rivets American Grill Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Tiki Lounge Ridgeway’s, Modesto Modesto Library Vito’s, Modesto Newman Library Maxi’s at Double Tree State Theatre Ceres Library Denair Library Keyes Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Maxi’s at Double Tree Round Table Pizza, 3848 McHenry Denny’s 1525 McHenry Ave 11914 Cahill St, Turlock Modesto Library Patterson Library Turlock Library The Boardroom Clarion Inn, Modesto Keyes Library Newman Library Shooters/Clarion Inn Waterford Library Shively’s Bar & Grill, Oakdale Strings, Turlock Turlock’s Senior Citizen Hall Rivets American Grill Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Modesto Library Waterford Library Newman Library Maxi’s at Double Tree State Theatre Sabatino’s, Modesto P. Wexfords Modesto 3rd & Bianchia, Oakdale Speakeasy Lounge, Modesto Empire Library Keyes Library

Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime Riverbank Farmer’s Market Riverbank Golden Ages Wig Out Wednesdays with Nina West Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday August 20 Casanova’s Night Club David Dow David Dow and friends jam session Johnny & Kelly Josh Rosenblum Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke Night Karaoke with Clovis Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Kids Choice Week Kyle the Great LEGO Days Live Music Live Music Magnet Craft Maxi’s Happy Hour Modesto Certified Farmer’s Market Modesto Nuts Home Game vs Stockton Mr. Holmes Oakdale Museum & History Center Power of the Purse Mixer Preschool Story Time Spanish Preschool Storytime Third Thursday Art Walk Thirsty Thursdays Turlock Sunshine Strummers Vintage Faire Mall Kids Club August 21 Backyard Bookworms Battered Beaver Live DJs Central Valley VinoFest DJ & Live Music DJ Otto & Guests DJ tease Family Movie Night The Lego Movie Family Night Fridays Faux Gitant gypsy jazz kings Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program Irish Cultural Society Johnny Cardenas & The Wise Guys Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Max Minardi Maxi’s Happy Hour Modesto Nuts Home Game vs Stockton Music in the Plaza Mark & Brian Neil Buettner (Live music) Rick Barnes Teens Rockin’ Jump The Weekend Dance Party VFW Hamburger Night August 22 Aircraft Display Anime Day B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Battered Beaver DJ Awal Bilingual Preschool Storytime DJ & Live Music Farm to Fork Dinner at Grandpa’s Barn Farmer’s Market Folk Dancing Lessons International Jug Band Festival Johnny & Kelly Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Kids Choice Week Magnet Craft Max Minardi Mizz Monique’s Dragalicious Show Modesto Certified Farmer’s Market Modesto Nuts Home Game vs Stockton Murder Mystery Dinner Oakdale Museum & History Center Old School Saturdays Rob Ely - Elvis Through The Years Rockin’ Saturdays Saturday Easy D Ride Scrapbooking Fun Stockton Pride Festival The Weekend Dance Party X Fest 2015 August 23 Acoustic Live Music El Amor World Tour FOE Breakfast House Music & Vibes Hughson Senior Dance & Potluck Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Manteca Senior Dance Modesto Nuts Home Game vs Stockton Nick Campos

Newman Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Riverbank Community Center Park 3600 Santa Fe St, Riverbank Tiki Lounge Redwood Cafe, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Crocodile’s, Modesto Barkin’ Dog Grill Barkin’ Dog Grill Rivets American Grill P. Wexford’s Modesto Kaiser Dale Rd Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Shooters/Clarion Inn Ridgway’s, Modesto Modesto Library Sabatino’s, Modesto Stanislaus Library Deva Cafe, Modesto Surla’s Modesto Newman Library Maxi’s at Double Tree Downtown Modesto John Thurman Field, Modesto State Theatre 212 West F Street Redwood Cafe, Modesto Hughson Library Modesto Library Downtown Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Carnegie Arts Center Turlock Vintage Faire Center Court Great Valley Museum Battered Beaver, Oakdale Pageo Lavender Farms, Turlock Surla’s Modesto Urbano, H St Modesto The Boardroom Mancini Bowl, Graceada Park Maxi’s at Double Tree Barkin’ Dog Grill MJC, West Science Center Denny’s 1525 McHenry Ave Shooters/Clarion Inn Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto P. Wexford’s Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree John Thurman Field, Modesto 10th St Plaza, Modesto Redwood Cafe, Modesto The Fruit Yard, Modesto Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Crocodiles Nightclub VFW Hall Modesto Turlock Airport Salida Library Oakdale Bicycle Shop Battered Beaver, Oakdale Modesto Library Surla’s Modesto 17693 Enterprise Road Escalon Main & Broadway, Turlock Carnegie Arts Center Turlock Sutter Creek Inn P. Wexford’s Modesto Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Modesto Library Newman Library Rivets American Grill Climax Bar, Modesto Downtown Modesto John Thurman Field, Modesto Sierra Railroad Dinner Train 212 West F Street Shooters/Clarion Inn Westside Theatre Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Oakdale Bike Shop Modesto Library 4520 W. Eight Mile Rd, Stockton Crocodiles Nightclub Downtown Modesto Deva Cafe, J St, Modesto Gallo Center for the Arts Eagles Hall, Modesto Boardroom 2307 Fourth St, Hughson Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto 295 Cherry Lane, Manteca John Thurman Field, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree

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Queen Bean Open Mic Night Seniors Club Breakfast Stanislaus Humanists Brunch The Big Mix The Third Man VFW Breakfast August 24 American Trivia with Uncle John Dance Exercise Class Josh Rosenblum Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Kids Choice Week Magic Music Mondays Maxi’s Happy Hour Monday Kick-Off Open Mic Comedy Overreaters Anonymous Preschool Story Time Magic Music Mondays Sweet Open Talent & Mic Wiggle Worms August 25 Animals Quiz Byrne & Kelly Crazy 8’s Math Club Forever Young Dance Club Funstrummers Ukulele Play Along Golden Valley Chorus Jam at Queen Bean Johnny & Kelly Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Kids Choice Week LEGO Days Live Music Magnet Craft Maxi’s Happy Hour Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Sounds of Nick Campos Successful Thinkers Network Mtg Toastmaster Supper Club Turlock Seniors Dance Wiggle Worms Yoga with Rosa August 26 80s night/DJ Gully American Corportate Security Hiring Event Animals Quiz Crazy 8s Math Club Crazy Pencil Craft Creole Jazz Kings Free Knit and Crochet Classes! Horseshoe tournament In One Accord Jim Ingram’s Band Jive Turkeys Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Kids Choice Week Knit and Crochet Class LEGO Days Lunch Hour Meditation Magnet Craft Maxi’s Happy Hour Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner Oakdale Farmer’s Market Open Mic Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime Riverbank Farmer’s Market Riverbank Golden Ages Stanislaus County Coin Club Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday August 27 All Ages Coloring Day Animals Quiz Blue Line Casanova’s Night Club David Dow and friends jam session Ice Cream in a Bag Johnny & Kelly Josh Rosenblum Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke Night Karaoke with Clovis Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Kids Choice Week Kyle the Great Live Music Live Music

Queen Bean Cafe Denny’s 1525 McHenry Ave Panera Bread, Turlock Crocodile’s, Modesto State Theatre VFW Hall Modesto Rivets American Grill Salida Library Rivets American Grill Ridgeway’s, Modesto Modesto Library Urbano, H St Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Maxi’s at Double Tree Shooters/Clarion Inn Sutter Gould Office, McHenry Village Keyes Library Urbano, Modesto 3014 4th St, Ceres Modesto Library Empire Library Gallo Center for the Arts Oakdale Library Modesto Senior Center Trinity Presbyterian Church Mancini Hall, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe Rivets American Grill Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Tiki Lounge Ridgeway’s, Modesto Modesto Library Stanislaus Library Vito’s, Modesto Newman Library Maxi’s at Double Tree Ceres Library Denair Library Keyes Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Maxi’s at Double Tree Round Table Pizza, 3848 McHenry Denny’s 1525 McHenry Ave 11914 Cahill St, Turlock Modesto Library Patterson Library The Boardroom Clarion Inn, Modesto Empire Library Newman Library Riverbank Library Shooters/Clarion Inn Waterford Library Shively’s Bar & Grill, Oakdale Strings, Turlock Turlock’s Senior Citizen Hall Rivets American Grill Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Modesto Library Waterford Library Stanislaus Library Intrinsic Elements, Modesto Newman Library Maxi’s at Double Tree Sabatino’s, Modesto P. Wexfords Modesto 3rd & Bianchia, Oakdale Speakeasy Lounge, Modesto Empire Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Newman Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Riverbank Community Center Park 3600Santa Fe St, Riverbank Denny’s 1525 McHenry Ave Redwood Cafe, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Ceres Library Empire Library Rivets American Grill Crocodile’s, Modesto Barkin’ Dog Grill Oakdale Library P. Wexford’s Modesto Boardroom Kaiser Dale Rd Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Shooters/Clarion Inn Ridgway’s, Modesto Modesto Library Sabatino’s, Modesto Deva Cafe, Modesto Surla’s Modesto

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CALENDAR Magnet Craft Maxi’s Happy Hour Modesto Certified Farmer’s Market NCWF Oakdale Museum & History Center Paper Gel Pens Preschool Story Time Spanish Preschool Storytime Thirsty Thursdays Turlock Sunshine Strummers August 28 A Night of Havana Salsa Dancing Animal Talk kids program Battered Beaver Live DJs DJ & Live Music DJ Otto & Guests DJ tease Elvis Tribute with Clovis Family Movie Night Maleficent Family Night Fridays Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program Joe & Tim Johnny Cardenas & The Wise Guys Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Band Karaoke Maxi’s Happy Hour Modesto Nuts Home Game vs Visalia Music in the Plaza Modesto Supergroup Neil Buettner (Live music) Rick Barnes Stanislaus Humanists Karaoke Night Teens Rockin’ Jump The Weekend Dance Party Vagas Nights Casino & Cabaret Valley’s Got Talent VOTING ONLY VFW Hamburger Night August 29 Animals Quiz Assyrian Festival B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Battered Beaver DJ Awal Bilingual Preschool Storytime Carolyn Wonderland Craig and Dave DJ & Live Music Farmer’s Market 1st Annual Love Modesto Golf Tournament Folk Dancing Lessons Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me Johnny & Kelly Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Kids Choice Week Magnet Craft Misfits vs Diamond City Ruff Cuts Mizz Monique’s Dragalicious Show Modesto Certified Farmer’s Market Modesto Nuts Home Game vs Visalia Oakdale Museum & History Center Old School Saturdays Rockin’ Saturdays Saturday Easy D Ride Smoke On The River BBQ Strange Brew The Weekend Dance Party Valley’s Got Talent VOTING ONLY August 30 3 Doors Down Acoustic Live Music Assyrian Festival FOE Breakfast House Music & Vibes Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Modesto Nuts Home Game vs Visalia Nick Campos Queen Bean Open Mic Night Seniors Club Breakfast The Big Mix VFW Breakfast August 31 American Trivia with Uncle John Dance Exercise Class Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me Josh Rosenblum Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Maxi’s Happy Hour Monday Kick-Off Magic Music Mondays Open Mic Comedy Overreaters Anonymous Preschool Story Time Sweet Open Talent & Mic Wiggle Worms

Newman Library Maxi’s at Double Tree Downtown Modesto Barkin’ Dog Grill Oakdale Museum Hughson Library Hughson Library Modesto Library Maxi’s at Double Tree Carnegie Arts Center Turlock Redwood Cafe, Modesto Great Valley Museum Battered Beaver, Oakdale Surla’s Modesto Urbano, H St Modesto The Boardroom Shooters/Clarion Inn Mancini Bowl, Graceada Park Maxi’s at Double Tree State Theatre MJC, West Science Center P. Wexford’s Modesto Shooters/Clarion Inn Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Yosemite Lanes, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree John Thurman Field, Modesto 10th St Plaza, Modesto Redwood Cafe, Modesto The Fruit Yard, Modesto Torii’s Modesto Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Crocodiles Nightclub Fleur De Lis Event Center Gallo Center for the Arts VFW Hall Modesto Empire Library 900 N. Broadyway, Turlock Oakdale Bicycle Shop Battered Beaver, Oakdale Modesto Library State Theatre Barkin’ Dog Grill Surla’s Modesto Main & Broadway, Turlock Diablo Grande Golf Course, Patterson Carnegie Arts Center Turlock State Theatre P. Wexford’s Modesto Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Modesto Library Newman Library Stanislaus County Fairgrounds, Turlock Climax Bar, Modesto Downtown Modesto John Thurman Field, Modesto 212 West F Street Shooters/Clarion Inn Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Oakdale Bike Shop Tuolumne River Lodge Rivets American Grill Crocodiles Nightclub Gallo Center for the Arts Gallo Center for the Arts Deva Cafe, J St, Modesto 900 N. Broadyway, Turlock Eagles Hall, Modesto Boardroom Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto John Thurman Field, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Queen Bean Cafe Denny’s 1525 McHenry Ave Crocodile’s, Modesto VFW Hall Modesto

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Vintage Faire Mall Concert Series From 4-7pm, in the Center Court Aug 1st

Francesca Bavaro (2011 Valley’s Got Talent Winner)

Aug 8th

High Voltage Band and Liliana Peau

Aug 15th

Nathan Ignacio: The One Man Band Visit the Vintage Faire Mall booth and sign up for our eStyle newsletter for the most up-to-date information about sales and specials, events, and more. You will automatically be entered to win a pair of tickets to see Taylor Swift: The 1989 Tour at Levi’s Stadium!

Rivets American Grill Salida Library State Theatre Rivets American Grill Ridgeway’s, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Maxi’s at Double Tree Urbano, Modesto Shooters/Clarion Inn Sutter Gould Office, McHenry Village Keyes Library 3014 4th St, Ceres Modesto Library

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Open Early!

DOWNTOWN MODESTO

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

Open Late!

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

Parking

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

Try a Cab

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

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

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Go Downtown Modesto Live from the Historic Cruise Route The evenings are amazing this time of year. The Historic Cruise Route is the place to be. Stroll the Walk of Fame and enjoy the downtown scene. The patios at our local restaurants are the place to be. One of the highlights is the 10th St Plaza Music Series, every Friday night from 7 -9 pm. You can hang out at Fuzio, get ready to go to a movie or enjoy the live music by our local talent before dinner or a show at the State or the Gallo Center. There is a great line up of bands this season and you will totally dig what you hear. See you in the Plaza! August 7 – Cartel Band August 15 – Mark & Brian August 21 – No show, it is X Fest Set Up August 28 – Modesto Super Group Fleetwood Mac Tribute

Valley’s Got Talent ModestoView loves local talent and there is a huge event at the Gallo Center on August 28th & 29th. The 7 pm performance on Friday, August 28, is the audience voting show. The audience vote will count as the equivalent of one judge’s vote when the prize winners are announced after the performance at 7 pm Saturday, August 29.

Mancini Bowl - Aug 9th Free. Modstock Music Festival, 10 AM Bring on the peace and break out the tye dye, local hippies! Graceada Park’s Mancini Bowl will be turned into a mini Woodstock on August 9th as local youth bands, vendors, crafters and foodies come together for a circus-like festival that grows bigger every year. Feel free to bring the whole family. This is a free festival brought to life by Valley Music Institute and Roberts Auto Center and it is one of the best family events of the whole season. This is the perfect way to spend the day before back to school. Bands include: 10am hour: Fantastic Five, Rock Candy Kids, Mass Mayhem, Ones and Zeroes. 11am hour: Bride of Chucky, Bright eyes and the fuzzy dice, Rebel G, Two Nights Only. Noon hour: Sushi, Out of control, Girlstarz, Walking in circles. 1pm hour: Violent Whisper, Chaos, Malfunction, Renegade. 2pm hour: All American Heartbreakers, Broken Feedback, Cardboard Party, Lutris. 3pm hour: Postmortem, Bad Reputation, Patty Castillo Davis. 4pm hour: Call box, Sparkling Spotlight, Uprooted, The Borja Five. 5pm hour: The Hype, Triple D, The Detours.

Go Downtown! Modesto City of Modesto FREE Family Movie Nights Sit under the stars with your family and friends and spend a relaxing Friday evening with a great recent film at Mancini Bowl in Graceada Park. Movies begin and dusk. You are encouraged to bring blankets and snacks. For more info call 209-5775344. Aug 14: Earth to Echo Aug 21: The Lego Movie Aug 28: Maleficent Sept 4: The Box Trolls Sept 11: Big Hero 6 Sept 18: Paddington

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Join us for this FINAL Run & Ride event Celebrating 10 years of wonderful memories Saturday, September 19, 2015

THE RUN

Modesto Junior College, West Campus 2201 Blue Gum Avenue, Modesto

Registration: 7:00 a.m. 10K and 2-Mile Run/Walk: 8:00 a.m. Kids Fun Run: 9:45 a.m.

Rain or Shine This fully-supported, family-oriented community event includes educational exhibits addressing cancer and healthy lifestyles with free activities for kids. Food and prizes are included for registered participants.

To register online, visit our website at memorialmedicalcenter.org. For information, call (209) 569-7789.

THE RIDE Registration: 6:00 a.m. 61-Mile Ride: 7:00 a.m. 25-Mile Ride: 9:15 a.m. 12-Mile Ride: 10:15 a.m. Due to the popularity of this event, the ride is limited to 800 registered participants. Register early!

THE COMBO The Combo is offered at a discounted price for those who wish to participate in two events. (61-mile ride not available.)

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