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August 25, 26 -   Valley Talent Project  -  Gallo Center FRI AUG 11 2017 August 5-6 - MPA’s Billy Elliot –  Gallo Center ModSpot 1220. J STREET 7pm-11pm August  6 - Modstock  - Graceada Park corner of 13th and J mod esto August 26/27 -  Assyrian Festival – Stanislaus County Fairgrounds 10 dollar per ticket must be 21 yrs or older August  18 – Summer of Love – Sgt Pepper Movie - State Theatre August 12 – Kevin Russell’s Cream of Clapton – West Side Theatre August 11 – John Clifton Blues Band - ModSpot 13th and J August 12 -  Louie Anderson/Kevin Nealon  - Gallo Center August 19 / 20  -  StocktonCon  - Stockton Arena August 18 – Willie Nelson – Ironstone Amphitheater   adult beverage Espresso snack bar

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GREETINGS Greetings Modesto Friends What a year we have been having huh? Amgen

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Tour in May, Graffiti Summer in June and then our 4th of July Modestocana. MoBand in the Park and our Stanislaus County Fair events have kept us going at a record pace.  We finished off this month with a city-wide concert with Modesto Porchfest.  We have seen some toasty days, but we have all kept our cool with the amazing line up of things happening in our daily lives.  You think to yourself, we have to slow down, but with all that is going on, we can’t.  The greater Modesto area is loaded with good things to do.   Last month, one thing I learned is that you don’t try to calm down someone who is road raging.  In the middle of all of these things happening, the heat and our business, you need to stay safe and if you ever get involved with an angry person on the road, please go to safety at the Police Station, Fire Station or go someplace very populated.  Be safe and take it easy. Speaking of taking it easy, August is the time to slow things down and get back to basics.  Let’s explore the great outdoors, feel the wind in your hair when you are riding the rails, or running a trail or a river or riding your bike.    Let’s stop and smell the roses, pick some fruit, wander the farmers markets and simplify our dining and

enjoy what the Modesto USA community has to offer.   Summer freshness has never tasted so good.    Modesto really is a “Classic American City” and in addition to our classic Graffiti history and our Rockabilly music history, one of the things that makes us the most classic is our fresh produce, fresh eats and our farmer’s markets.  So this month, we welcome a new ViewCrew member Tasha Williams as she takes us on a Modesto gastronomic Tour de Food.  We hope it inspires you to get out there and try something new.  Modesto Friends it is all about exploration. Did you go to Music in the Plaza on a Friday night? Did you solve the Clue-game Mystery 3rd Thursday Art Walk?  Did you find the pop-up bar in the Art Alley?    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.  Have you enjoyed Sunday Funday in 10th Street Plaza at Ralston’s Goat?  What? Not yet?   Well my friends. 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 are out and about, the more people will want to open new businesses. The more you tell your friends that things are happening, the more will get involved.  So Go

Modesto. Notice something in common about all of these places we visit? They are all locally owned and are part of our community and these events are created by our friends and fellow ViewCrew. ModestoView is here everyday talking about the great local people, business and events.  We all do better when our friends do better.  As Amazon takes over the rest of the world, let’s show our community that people are valuable, experience is important, and we are supposed to treat our friends and coworkers with respect and support each other.  That’s the way this works Modesto.  It is our team work and network that will keep us strong. You can’t get a good cocktail on a patio from Prime, or get your face painted or jam with your friends on your tablet. Let’s live Modesto. Get out in the great outdoors.  We will see you there. Come see me and my band Third Party at Music in the Plaza on Sept 1 and we will have a blast.     Thanks Chris Murphy, Publisher and Founder, ModestoView  chrism@modestoview.com P.S.  Tell me what you like or don’t like about ModestoView.  I would love to hear from you.

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This month, the ViewCrew hits the rails. This month, we check out the Sierra Railroad Dinner train.  This particular train was an OldVine Train featuring the amazingly talented Patty Castillo Davis band featuring Joe Barretta, David Rogers, and Timothy Christian Allen.  We celebrate our great outdoors and our fantastic local musical talent.  Look for Patty each month in our SongwriterView   Thanks Sierra Railroad for the hospitality www.sierrarailroad.com

Modesto View Wins Hermes Creative Awards Gold!

We are so very honored that ModestoView Magazine as won Gold at the annual Hermes Design Awards for 3 years in a row. It is so very exciting that our locally produced magazine with a mission to “Serve Civic Pride Daily” took top national honors.  Thanks to all of our ViewCrew writers and to the amazing design duo of Peter Grimaldi and Photo Artist Michael J Mangano for these amazing creative skills. Hope you enjoy what we are doing.

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PU B LI S H E R I N F O R M AT I O N

MODSTOCK Graceada Park, Mancini Bowl August 6th

PUBLISHER Chris Murphy chrism@modestoview.com

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 6th as local youth bands, vendors, crafters and foodies come together for a circus-like festival that grows bigger every year. What is super cool, is that many of these bands have just learned to play at the VMI Music Institute and are learning to rock and they get to play alongside experienced rockers.  Triple DDD will be headlining in the 7 pm hour.  Feel free to bring the whole family. This is a FREE festival brought to life by Valley Music Institute, Darin Morris and Roberts Auto Center. This is one of the best family events of the whole season.  This is the perfect way to spend the day before kids go back to school.  Music starts at 10 am, Graceada Park, Mancini Bowl   10 AM - 31Popsicle, The Rock Stars, Light ’em Up 11 AM- Laundry Detergent, Space Kitty, Dudes on a Roof, Identity Crisis 12 PM – Stoked, Out of Control , Artificial Moonlight, Rebel G 1 PM - Something Different, KMP, Five Slices of Pizza, The BZ’s 2 PM - Heralds of Doom, The Unconcerned, The Rattlers, Flaming Marshmallows 3 PM - Black Coffin, Second Hand Smoke, The Unknown  4 PM - The Rodells, MP5, Patty Castillo Davis Band 5 PM - Klatch Co, Split Second, To Kill A Mockingbird  6 PM - Float On!, Bad Reputation, Callbox  7 PM - Zero Gravity, Triple D

SALES AND ADVERTISING Advertising@modestoview.com DESIGN, LAYOUT, & ART PGrimaldi, Creative Art Director / Designer Peter Grimaldi pete@pgrimaldicreative.com Photo Director Michael J. Mangano SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGERS Madison Murphy – Adobe Specialist Abbey Murphy – Berkeley Correspondent Russ Allsup - Hollywood Correspondent Brandon Brush - Modesto correspondent CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Jim Christiansen Aaron Rowan Kaye Osborn Jennifer Allsup Middagh Goodwin Efren Martinez Eve Oberlander Patty Castillo Davis Leia Johnson Dana Johnson Earl Mathews Mary Layton Monica Barber Ken White Brandilyn Brown Brianna Mooney Maryann Spikes Summer Krafft CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Efren Martinez Diane Moody Michael J Mangano Rudy Lopez ©2017 All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. The photographs, graphics, artwork and advertisements are the property of Modesto View Magazine. The magazine assumes no responsibility or liability for claims made by the advertisers. The opinions expressed do not necessarily reflectthe views of Modesto View Magazine or the owners. Modesto View Magazine is not responsible for typographical errors or omissions. All contributors for ModestoView are independent freelance journalists or photographers. Send ideas, tips & suggestions to: Info@modestoview.com

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Come out to enjoy the 4th Annual Ceres Bands, Brews & BBQ Throwdown (formerly Ceres Smoke on the River). This annual BBQ Festival is now a State Qualifier for the Kansas City BBQ Society and a Team of the Year (TOY) event for the California BBQ Association. The day features BBQ sampling, FREE concert throughout the day, craft brews, artisan craft vendors and BBQ, BBQ, BBQ!   There is a Pre-Party on Friday night to meet the contestants in a stress-free environment before things really start heating up for Saturday’s judging competition! The music lineup features LaVerne and the TrainWreck, Voo Doo Killer, Valley Fire and Faithfully-Tribute to Journey. This all ages event is FREE to the public at Whitmore Park visit : CeresBandsBrewsBBq.com.

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is for Sale and On Display at most of the Gallery and Art Walk venues all month, year around. Drop in and pick up your new Art Walk map that comes out for Next month so you’re looking in all the right places. You will also find the off the map shops, art spots, music venues, pop up places that dot the Art Walk

Art is Hot in August By Jim Christiansen It has been a Hot Summer and art events aren’t cooling off in August. First Friday has become populated with more events that coincide with Music in the Plaza and First Friday Market.  At Tri-Chromatic Gallery it is First Friday Craft Grab.  August 4 is the next Black Hearts Market at Queen Bean put together by artists Kristy Moore and Patrick Barr with 25 artists on display during their July event.  Mistlin Gallery has extended Friday hours all month, 5 to 8 pm, exhibiting “We are Not the Last” and the CCAA members “Summer Splash” combined shows.  The first is a special installation by artists Juan Rodriguez, Laura Stokes and Jimmy Abuan. August 3rd is the Central California Art Association monthly meeting at Mistlin Gallery.  Cyndy Davis will give the Artist Talk based on her travel sketch books.  These Meetings are open to the public.  The Gallery also fields a Life Drawing class every Wednesday night, for those artists wanting to explore drawing or painting the human form with a live model.  $10 for the no instructor sessions.  August 5, the Valley Suncatchers and Mistlin Gallery offer a FREE Introduction to Plein Air painting Workshop, led by Rick Ingraham.  If you don’t know the term, it is about painting live in the great outdoors. Space is limited, call the gallery if interested 209 Downtown Turlock hosts “Art About Town” at various venues August 10.  Most of the action on Main Street near Carnegie Arts Center and the CSUS Gallery on Main area.  Tracy also has an art walk, August 11.  Both start 6 pm. Last month Modesto Art Icon Ed Cesena had his 89th birthday.  To celebrate, and delve into the depths of his over 50 years of painting, there will be a celebration and Art Sale August 12 10

route. Places where you might spend more time than once a month. New map www.modestoartwalk.com Chartreuse Muse 15th Year Celebration The Chartreuse Muse Gallery and Art School is celebrating it’s 15th year with its “Cake Walk” artist invitational show August through September. This show will host an artist reception and 15th Anniversary Celebration Thursday, September 21.  2018 Stanislaus Artist Open Studio weekend scheduled April 7 and 8.  Early registration for Artists opens in September.

Don’t miss the amazing 3rd Thursday Artwalk in Downtown Modesto. am to 7 pm called the Fine Arts Cabaret. Ed has invited artists Chella, Chloe Fonda, Judith Levi-Wood, Shari Kopecki, Monica Gunderson, Rita Barbano, Clay Bedford and guests to show with him.  Special sale pricing on Ed’s colorful works.  Come on out for this one at 1848 Albany Avenue, Modesto. Mystified by new features during Art Walk?  Last month Third Thursday allegedly had a statue missing, and all the usual suspects in a performance/audience participation scheme to up the suspense for Art Walk patrons. I usually get enough of that looking up art walk artists for this column.  The August theme will be Pirates Booty Treasure Hunt, encouraging sleuths to visit all of the galleries and win prizes.  Lots of new people at ArtWalk. Meanwhile, I will replace Rita Barbano at Barking Dog.  She and Clay Bedford will move over to Doubletree to show with Patrick Barr and Kristy Moore.  Barbara Grandon, Mixed Media Fiber Artist will be at Carolyn Huff Gallery. Modesto Art Salon at Still Smoking. You can do your own foot work on Art Walk venues, by noting Art

Last month was huge, incorporating all of our participating galleries, a pop up bar, and prizes with a Cluegame-style mystery hunt to find out who stole the American Graffiti Statue from 5 points. The culprit was Mike Shelton (Ralston’s Goat), With the Wrench in Squad Car.   On August 17, Pirates invade downtown Modesto and if you are careful, you will spot a mystery karaoke ModestoView Pirate Ship.  Look for musician Jordan Waters on the route by Tresetti’s   Collect clues, follow your treasure map and find the pirates booty.   Maps are available at all ArtWalk locations. www.modestoartwalk.com   Facebook. com/modestoartwalk

DYI View - Paint for Fun! by Abigail Murphy Have you ever wanted to learn how to paint like a professional? Have you ever wanted to enjoy a glass of delicious wine or beer while doing so? Look no further! Susan Wagoner opened Art Time and Sip Wine, a wine and art experience that creatively combined her longtime experience of teaching art and bartending, back in January of 2017! Each class is taught by a local artist that guides the participant in step-by-step lessons that can make anyone a successful artist. Canvases, paints, brushes, easels, and aprons are all provided in the class, but wine and beer are available for purchase (or you can even bring in your own bottle!) The studio is located in Downtown Modesto on the corner of 16th and J Street in the Damrell building. Classes range from 2 to 3 hours and prices range from $40-$50 per class. The Art Time and Sip Wine Studios is a fun, relaxing, and exciting atmosphere where participants can get together and enjoy a night out, meet new people, and create ART! Come by and check it out today! Sign up for classes at https://www.arttimeandsipwinestudios.com/ FOR MORE MODESTO INFO: www.modestoview.com

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BAR

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St. Stan’s:

Conceived in Heaven, Brewed in California

by Brandilyn Brownand Christopher Mitchell

By Chris Murphy CK Raddler at Churchkey

Jeff Brown and Blake Humble, were in Chicago and they popped into a bar for some refreshment. They ordered one of the local specialties, a Radler and it was refreshing, but it just didn’t have enough punch. So they added a shot of gin and aperitif Campari. This was a winner.     Now, this beverage has a whole new life here in Modesto at Churchkey.  New this month is a full new bar, that features our very own DoGood Distillery and their very own Gin, Rum and Whiskeys.  So that brings us the CK Raddler.  You will notice, when you walk in the front door, that the bar at Churchkey is huge!  But keep your eyes to the right and you will notice something new, a full bar!  The best of both worlds now fellow ModestoView cocktail lovers.  Amanda Martin is the master of the mix.  We start with a mix of Do Good Distillery Gin and Campari over ice and add fresh squeezed lemon juice. Shake and pour over ice.  This already sounds delicious, now Jeff pours a refreshing Shofferhofer Shandy with Grapefruit over this mix and stir it up. It is then topped off with a nice wedge of Grapefruit and it is time to enjoy this refreshing liquid treat. This is some serious citrus flavored summer refreshment friends.  The blend of DoGood Gin and the Shofferhofer is magic.  The Churchkey team have been fine tuning their menu with a great salad additions, excellent pizzas and really unique items like deep dried cauliflower bites and so much more.  You can enjoy eating inside or out on their patio and

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they are now open for Sunday brunch at 9 am. See you there.

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3173 Del Este Rd www.dogooddistillery.com Distillery tours Tasting room hours M-F 10-6pm Saturdays 2-6pm.

to set the record straight! THEY ARE OPEN! Yes, we have all been missing pints of Red Sky, and your wait is nearly over to get one! Owners Rich Hodder and Chad Rice, both avid beer lovers and St. Stan’s biggest fans, have been working hard to bring back your beloved St Stan’s, America’s 7th oldest microbrewery that opened in 1984. The iconic experience is back after 5 years of absence, and rounding out their tap room is Paul’s Rustic Pizza Oven, who has a permanent home at St. Stan’s, with their oven which can pop out 200 pies an hour. In our opinion, nothing tastes better than an ice cold brewski and a delicious brick-oven pizza. We’ve severely missed our “little big city” brewery, the place we could stop on our way home from our blue collar jobs and escape for a few minutes in beer bliss. Their famous (and original!) brewmaster Bill Coffey is making a new batch of Graffiti Wheat- the first beer to be coming back to the taps! BrewView knows what it takes to make a memorable water hole: good beer, good service, and good food. That trifecta is complete at this taproom and we guarantee it’s only going to get stronger with their silo expansion at MJC, and hosting live music, quiz nights and comedy. Welcome home, St. Stan’s! Cheers!

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PERFORMANCE

By Kaye Osborn and Chris Murphy August is here! Schools are gearing up for the new year!  I hope you were able to attend a live performance locally.  There are lots to experience!  If you did make time to enjoy a local production, give yourself a pat on the back!  I love all parts of theater: technical, directing, performing, producing, set design, costumes, publicity, props...everything!  The MJC Dance Department has been selected by the American College Dance Association and the esteemed Jacob’s Pillow Dance directors to perform for the Inside/Out Festival on Thursday, August 24th.  The dance, “Vanishing at the Water’s Edge” choreographed by Kim T. Davis and performed by 12 dances from the MJC Off-Balance Dance Ensemble in an outdoor amphitheater in Berkshire Hills.  Congratulations to MJC Dance Department!  If you would like to help the dancers attend this festival, donations can be made by call MJC Arts Division Office at 209-575-6081.  

Here’s what’s happening in our neck of the woods!

Gallo Center for the Arts MPA’s Billy Elliot the Musical Director Paul Tischer is eagerly awaiting the opportunity to present this to our local audience. Don’t miss this. Aug. 5 & 6, 11, 12 & 13 7:30 PM and 2 PM If you loved the movie, you will love the musical!   Valley Got Talent Aug. 25 & 26 7 PM Cheer our local talent.  Audience vote is on Friday night.   www.galloarts.org  Denair Gaslight Theater Little Red Riding Hoods Children’s show August 4 & 5: 7 PM   Center Stage Conservatory Dog Sees God Your favorite comic strip characters are all grown up and stuck in high school where drugs, sex and identity are now the topic of conversation.  CB’s dog has died, his best friend Van is strung-out on something, the little red-headed girl pushes Van’s sister to destructive acts of violence and Beethoven has a crush on CB.  Not so good grief all around.  But new kinds of lessons are learned -- torn from today’s headlines -- sometimes in the hardest, cruelest way, in this contemporary comedy Fri - Sat, Aug 11-12, 18-19 8 p.m. Thu - Sat, August 24-26, 8pm Sun August 20 & 27, 2:00 p.m. Tix $10 & 15 Center State Conservatory 948 Eleventh Street (Enter on J Street) Modesto, CA   www.centerstagemodesto.com 

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Talent and Where to Find it - Robert Ulrich by Chris Murphy

Modesto is a treasure trove of talent. From the elementary school theatres, to YES Company to the Modesto Performing Arts, Prospect Theatre, Gallo Repertory, Denair Gaslight and more, we have so many great options.  Live theatre performances really make our cultural scene come alive and these shows take you to another place.  Many famous people on the silver screen and TV got their start here in Modesto.   One of our hometown heroes learned his craft on our local stages, and has gone on to Hollywood to cast some of the most popular shows on TV and in film.   Robert  Ulrich and his Ripon native actress wife, Kim Johnston Ulrich are comfortable both onstage and behind the scenes.   The smash show Glee has been one of his most high profile casting gigs and this year, he has the honor of being nominated for an Emmy.  He previously won an Emmy for Glee in 2011 and has been nominated 7 times.     I feel a special connection to this family as I was lucky to purchase their parents home in Modesto, and from everything I have seen in the house, they were raised by creative fun parents and this has been passed on to Robert, Kim and their two kids.  Robert was recently back in Modesto for the 50th Anniversary of Modesto Performing Arts, and he will be back in town for the Valley Talent Project, where his advice and direction are like magic dust then sprinkled on these local up and coming talents.   Let’s get to know Robert.   ModestoView:   What first attracted you to live stage performance as a youth? Robert Ulrich: I was always obsessed with show business from the time I can remember.  When I was a child, I would go to shows at the Modesto Jr. College.  When I was in high school, I attended Modesto Youth Theatre’s production of OLIVER.  I was blown away.  I vividly remember Richard Tierce and Jennifer Davis being incredible - I was forever hooked.   MV:  What actors really inspired you? Robert:  Too many to mention.  I grew up loving Jack Lemon, Marlon Brando, Jimmy Stewart, Bette Davis, Marilyn Monroe and my favorite, Steve McQueen - in college Robert DeNiro was the all time greatest - I had his picture on my wall in my NY apartment.  There are too many ones now to list - I love Denzel Washington, Leonardo DiCaprio, Emma Stone, Mahershala Ali, Ryan Gosling, Octavia Spencer and on and on and on, but obviously Meryl Streep is the queen.

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  MV:  What does it feel like to win an Emmy? MV:  How did your parents encourage your Robert:  It is the best.  I have been fortunate to career choice?  be nominated many times and that is always inRobert: My parents supported whatever I credible, however, there is nothing like winning. wanted to do always.  They would’ve preferred me stay in Modesto, but they wanted me happy.   MV:  Was there a time when you thought you I owe them everything. had a tough cast, but it turned out to be a win  ner? MV: What was your favorite moment during Robert:  No not really - I have been proud of all the Modesto Performing Arts years? my casts even the ones that haven’t gone further. Robert: Every show was special - I think that   The Sound of Music was wonderful because MV:   If you and Kim could work on a film or it was my first MYT show and I was playing TV project together, what would it be? opposite one of my dearest friends Debbie Robert:  Anything Kim and I could work on Meyers Wait and the show starred my biggest crush, Margaret Grimaldi.  On the Town was so together would be a treat.  I’ve been fortunate to cast her many times in my career. fun - I was acting with two of my best friends   Terry James and Brian Beltran and I got to MV:  Your son Cooper is beginning to make his hear Karen Lotko sing every night which is the mark in the industry, are you excited for that? biggest treat anyone could ever hope for.  And Robert:  I couldn’t be more excited or proud West Side Story was my dream role - my Maria was a talented 15 year old, Alison Williams and I was best friends with Riff, Tony Varab.   MV: Why did you turn to casting as a profession? Robert: I fell into it. I was an unsuccessful actor.   MV:  Describe the most surprising roles you got to cast.  Robert: I am not sure how to answer this. Every role is surprisRobert and Kim with the  judges from the 2016 Valley Talent Project ing and unique.

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of Cooper. He is a real talent and he takes his work extremely seriously.  I produced a movie that will be coming out soon, Billy Boy (now Juvenile), and Cooper did a day of reshoots on that and the work is stunning.  I just visited him in Kentucky shooting another film which I produced, Mail Order Monster.   MV:    What is that special something that you look for when you see a new talent? Robert:  It is just that special something that is indescribable. The IT factor.   MV:   Any advice for the performers in the upcoming Valley Talent Project at the Gallo Center on Aug 25th an 26th? Robert:  Just to be themselves.  Not to be anything more than they are.  I always tell actors “you are enough”   MV:   Describe your perfect day. Robert:  With my family and friends, seeing a movie, and working on a project.  I am the ultimate work-a-holic. MV:    Our signature question – Beatles or Stones?    Robert: Beatles  

Don’t miss the amazing local talent at the

Valley Talent Project

at the Gallo Center for the Arts Aug 25-26 at 7 pm. Tix at www.galloarts.org

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Modesto has talent! Valley Talent Project, Live at the Gallo Center, Aug 25 and 26. by Chris Murphy

2016 Winner – Joe Rykert Trip Oh yes, August has a talent tradition that keeps getting better every year.  The Valley Talent Project is seeking out the next stars, and you never know, who will be the next Jeremy Renner, Grandaddy or Lindsay Pierce.   At the Gallo Center on August 25 and 26, Emmy Winning Casting director Robert Ulrich and TV and film star Kim Ulrich will be part of the judging team so see who’s got the most talent.   There are categories for singers, songwriters, actors, performers, dancers comedians and more.  Over the last few months, the judges have been watching auditions and picking the finalists. They will take the stage on Friday the 25th to perform for an audience vote and then will perform again on the 26th for the final judging.  The winners will be announced and showcased on Saturday the 26th. This is going to be an amazing show so don’t miss out on tickets. Get more info at www.galloarts.org   ModestoView is proud to be one of the supporters and ModestoView Publisher Chris Murphy will serve on the judge committee along with Britta Foster, Stephanie Gallo (E&J Gallo Winery) Jim Johnson (Gallo Rep), Robert Ulrich, Kim Johnston Ulrich, Joe Kieta (ModestoBee), Ian Riley (KHOP).   

Here are this year’s contestants -

DANCE SOLO/DUET                            Lauren Poppin & Vanessa Mendez        Tek Boi J                                                                     MALE VOCAL Strut Performing Arts                            Julio Fausto                                                        Davis Mahoney                                                                 GROUP/ ENSEMBLE DANCE Jordan Sanchez                                     Factory Dance Stevie Vasquez                                                            MJC Dance Jordan Waters  Strut Performing Arts                           FEMALE VOCAL INSTRUMENTAL                                                         Madison Daleo Marina John Hanna & Silvia Chrissie Ford Boutros   Marina John Hanna Luca Mitchell                                                              Sheri Stambaugh The Bob & Roy Duet                Tallulah Swensen     BANDS            VOCAL DUETS The Rob Hill Band       She and Him Texas Funk  

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Opens Fri. Aug. 4 at 7 p.m. THE LITTLE HOURS (R)

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UNPLUGGED MIMsy and Whimsy by Aaron Rowan

August Movies

I ran off on an adventure with one of my favorite songwriter friends a few weeks ago, on a weeklong tour through a few states. It was high time to escape from this valley heat for a while. We went to Phoenix. Brilliant plan, right? Well, in fact, it was. Because it was during our thankfully brief stay in Phoenix that we got to spend a few hours

roaming through one of the most magical places I’ve visited - the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM.) This sprawling space houses thousands upon thousands of rare treasures, with a separate room for each continent. Just about every country that is or once was on the map has its own wall display featuring an array of instruments. Peruvian whistling water vessels; a “walking-stick fiddle” from Germany; a goblet drum from China dating back to around 4000 BC (the oldest piece in the MIM collection); instruments fashioned from garbage and played by Paraguay’s Recycled Orchestra, as seen in the documentary ‘Landfillharmonic’ which screened at our State Theater

a few months back; and June Carter’s autoharp were just a few of my favorite pieces. We even got to play around with a theremin - a dream come true for me. The MIM was founded by Robert J. Ulrich - a name you may be familiar with if you’ve been enjoying the Valley Talent competition over the past several years. (Okay, their Ulrich is not actually the same person as our Ulrich - I checked - but it makes for an uncannily cool segue.) Valley Talent is back at the Gallo Center this month, with two nights highlighting the best in local music, dance and more performance art. Last year one of our Modesto Unplugged team members, Lisette Sims, did us proud when she and her trio Lisette & The Loudmouths took down the Best Band prize. I’ve always felt that the right people won their categories. Unlike that time on ‘America’s Got Talent’ when those performing dogs beat the guy who played the giant Earth Harp. I still haven’t recovered from that heartbreak. The first round of performances begins at 7 PM on Friday 8/25. Finalists will return 24 hours later to share their talents a second time, followed by prize announcements including a special Audience Favorite award you can vote on. Tickets run between $10 and $30 for each night, available at www.galloarts.org. Enjoy your hot August nights!

ROCKABILLY The Powerful Delta Bombers by Jennifer Allsup When the weather gets hot, it is time to turn up the heat on Modesto’s most famous music.  Ever since 1938, Rockabilly has been a part of our music culture.  Back then it was called Hillbilly Boogie, and this music lives on in living color.  Big slappin’ bass, driving guitars, great looks, pinups, tattoos and more.  Yes, this is our music, let’s go party at the Central California Boogie featuring the Delta Bombers on Aug 11. We caught up with lead singer Chris Moinichen while he is on tour in Europe.  Jenn Allsup. How did you and your fellow band mates come together?  Chris Moinichen: In 2008, Andrew and I found one another on MySpace through a listing to start a rockabilly/rock n’ roll band. We found our first drummer and bass player that same year.  JA. Since being together in 2008, what was the most memorable journey touring?   CM. They are all memorable in their own way,

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but I’d have to say the first time going to Europe to play back in 2011. I fell in love with a small town called Bruges in Belgium. All of the original buildings are still standing from the 1100s! JA. Chris, as the power-front man of the The Delta Bombers, what was the reason to start singing? CM: I started singing when I was about 3 years old when my father would put on Elvis records and would sing for the neighbors. I used to play a plastic guitar and sing next to him, it’s been that way ever since.  JA. Why the name Delta Bombers? CM. To be honest, we didn’t really know at the time. We all have a love for blues music and especially delta blues.  JA. Can you tell us what songs you have written that describe your life?   CM. There are a lot of them really. Most of them have something to do with something that has happened in my life, but “Run and Hide” is

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always a close song to me I’d say. JA. What was your most memorable party traveling on the road and why?   CM. All of them really...it’s hard to pick just one for this question. We’ve always loved weekenders where we can actually have a chance to hang out and relax with friends and fans around the world like Psychobilly, via Las Vegas, The Rave, and Nashville Boogie. Those are always the best times and we make the best memories! CENTRAL CALIFORNIA BOOGIE – Aug 11.   Sweet Lu’s, Ceres  Presented by: GSC Centcal, Ace of Spades Tattoo and Trevino’s Barber Shop. Wild Records - Delta Bombers & Special Guest! Hi Ho Silver Records - Rockin’ Rick & The Rhythm Wranglers, &  Kontra

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METAL

DESIGN

by Eve Oberlander

Modesto design à la MO.DE

by Lee Davis, Founder, Modesto Design Collective (MO.DE)

“Design creates culture. Culture shapes values.

Lost Horizons formed in late 2016 and hail from Modesto. Members include Cody Nye Vocals, Eddie Biedebach Guitar who started writing music together. They eventually recruited Aaron Kelch Bass and Jonny Avila Guitar to join and start a full band with Jojo Jorgensen on Drums. They now have eight songs and are working on more. Their plan is to record an EP by the end of this summer and follow that with a full length album. Lost Horizon’s biggest influences are Motionless In White, The Amity Affliction, Hearts Wake and Parkway Drive.  The guy’s tell me their music is about “self-realization and development”. They focus on hardships to make it relatable to the listeners. I can understand that as well as some of you out there. Hardships are a part of life. The hardships we endure make us the people we are today. These guys are best friends that like to do crazy shit but manage to stay out of trouble. Practices are held at the bands managers house Mr. John Kuhn, he

is Lost Horizon’s heart, giving them a place to practice, write and create. He provides the push to be the best band they can be. The guys listed off some of their favorite 209 local Metal bands including Painting Chaos, Nothing But Losers, Hellheart, Hard Knox and Whitewolf. I personally enjoy hearing local bands supporting their brothers and sisters in music. Currently they are writing new material and enjoy being on the road playing out of town shows. But they love playing local with all of their friends and say everyone’s support and sticking by them thru their ups and downs means enough to them that they mentioned it for this article. Hang The Kode’s first full length album, Molotov Cocktail Party is being released this month on Friday August 11 at The Other Place Modesto. I hope all you thrash metal punks can come out and support. Purchase your physical copy for $10. They will be setting up a website where you can buy the physical copy and they will ship it to you. To purchase a digital copy visit Hangthekode.bandcamp.com

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Values determine the future.” Stephanie Gallo, Vice President of Marketing at E&J Gallo Winery, quoted renowned Canadian designer, Robert L. Peters, in welcoming the more than 150 Modesto-area designers who gathered at Gallo for the inaugural Modesto Design Collective (MO.DE) on June 27th. This was the first and likely the largest such gathering of designers in Modesto’s history. Designers of all types – architects, fashion, graphic, interior, product, and UX/UI designers, students and other design allies – came together to socialize and network, to celebrate the rich history of design in Modesto, and to share ideas to elevate and support our local design community. The event affirmed the valuable role designers play in society. Designers are creative problem solvers and the process of design (often referred to as “design thinking” or “human-centered design”) can result in innovation across all sectors of society. “We need the creativity and innovative thinking of designers to address critical social problems in our community,” said Marian Kaanon, President and CEO of the Stanislaus Community Foundation. “Cities from Austin to Portland to Salt Lake City are thriving in large part thanks to burgeoning design communities that are making, creating and innovating in all areas.” The gathering was an opportunity to evolve a collective vision for MO.DE going forward. The MO.DE brand, designed by the talented local designer Eric Le, was unveiled, as was a mission statement: “The Modesto Design Collective (MO.DE) is a community of designers, innovators, makers, and creative visionaries. We are committed to making Modesto a vibrant design capital that values, celebrates and supports design and the broader creative community.” The 170 designers who registered for the MO.DE event were asked the simple question “What do you think makes a city a vibrant design capital? What would you like to see in Modesto/Stanislaus that would support you in your creative practice?” Their many ideas shaped the strategy of MO.DE going forward. The Collective is committed to building: • creative community: At the heart of a vibrant design capital is a vibrant community of designers (and other creatives) who are connected, encouraged, supported, and valued; • creative confidence: We need to elevate the profile of design and design’s value in the community. To become a vibrant design capital we

have to believe that we can be one. We need to look back to uncover and celebrate our rich design history and heritage. And we need to look forward with our community of designers helping us to imagine an inspiring future vision for our city; • creative capacity: We need to attract, retain and support local design talent and provide educational and professional opportunities for them to excel in their creative practice. We need designers in bring creative problem-solving and innovation into all sectors of the community (e.g., agriculture, business, education, government, and social sectors). And we need to create a buzzing, physical space where designers can convene, connect and collaborate. In 1919, a small group of designers gathered in Weimer, Germany, a city with a population today of under 70,000. Together they created the Bauhaus, the most influential modern design movement. By 2019, with a population in Modesto of nearly three times as many and a growing community of designers, why can’t we become the design capital of the next century?    www.modestodesign.org

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Publisher’s Note: Our Chef View takes a detour with our newest ViewCrew Tasha Williams.  Mom/ MJC Student/On-Air TV Journalist (MyTV26)/ Freelance Writer/Intern, Stanislaus Family Justice Center.  Please welcome her to these pages. – Chris  

Bike Riding and Foodie Dreams with Modesto’s Very Own Tour de Food by Tasha Williams

Bicycles riding through Modesto is quite a common site. But what if your next bike ride included you, your friends and family, plus, a few friendly strangers? What if the entire group rode together, stopping their bicycles periodically, to experience a taste of the best food in town? A sort of bicycle, “Tour de Food” adventure, if you will. . . . . Would you be up for it? Would you be into it? Modesto View Magazine is cordially inviting you create your own Tour de Food. We have prepared a sample road map with the goal of sampling as many places as possible. As a true “foodie,” you can ride all day, or simply join in at whatever restaurant you desire, during the time frame that best suits your Foodie Dreams! Clearly, in NO WAY, will this be considered a fitness bicycle ride! Nope! No one is going to get skinny on this food tour! (I can promise you that)! So if you eat, then suffer with guilty thoughts after doing so, this ride is NOT for you!  Obviously, we have suspended all basic time and space rules, in order to accomplish this spectacular bike riding/eating event.

10:00 am to 11:30 am – Break time! Ride home and take a little time for yourself until we meet back for lunch. Take your pick between Divine Swine – OR - Rivets American Grill as they are equally fantastic!

So let’s begin the tour:

6:00 am -  Bike Ride on the Mensinger Trail – Simple – This is our meeting place for the tour. 7:00 am - Coffee at Queen Bean (on the patio). This stop will be a quick one – just to give you a jolt of energy as you continue your ride.  Queen Bean has been a staple in our community for years! Debra Martinez happily owns and operates the establishment. Coffee is top-notch, prepared by barista’s Mayra and Sarkis. Do not ride off without saying hello to Catering Coordinator, Kevin Williams. He is a real kick! 8:30 am -  Crepes at Deva Café – Here, cyclists will taste the savory fresh fruit crepes filled with strawberries and bananas, topped off with whipped cream and a chocolate drizzle. A friendly and artsy presence is felt here, due to the kind-hearted owner, Lorena Loftis. Decorated with paintings and photos

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created by local artists, including the beautifully hand painted tables done by Jamie Souza, you will love the vibe. In fact, (pictured here), notice the table displaying Lorena’s likeness with a yummy crepe plate resting gently in her hand. If we are lucky, we may meet downtown Modesto celebrity of sorts, 92-year-old, Mr. Harley Cooney. Known lovingly to most as “The Mayor of J Street,” he has a table painted in his likeness as well.

11:30am – Ribs and/or Pulled Pork at Divine Swine – Food is perfection at Divine Swine! The ribs and pulled pork are to die for! Owners Robert Wilson and Scott Maynard will see to it that you enjoy the food! Best part about Divine Swine, (besides the food and customer service), is that they are located conveniently in the Roseburg Square, just off the Virginia Corridor bike path! 11:30 am -  Fort Knox Burger at Rivet’s American Grill – 100%, hands-down – This is absolutely the best burger I have ever had! First off, the buns are made fresh, in-house, on a daily basis. Covered with a huge block of deep fried cheese, there are no words that can explain this flavor burst! On the side, you will be served sweet potato fries and the manager, Roxanna Schmidt, will more than likely stop by your table to check on your dining experience!

9:45 am -  Modesto Certified Farmer’s Market – The array of different fruits, nuts, and vegetables is wonderful!

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9:00 pm – Movie at the State or Brenden Theatre - There are cool indie films at the State Theatre and the popcorn is made with real butter! Brenden Theatre now serves cocktails.

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11:45 pm - Wrapping up the ride with a party at Ridgway’s. Don’t give Dottie a hard time now and be sure to try their amazing Linguica Omelette with the Bloody Mary, while you sing to the crowd with hysterically fun Karajoin today in-club or at planetfitness.com oke! They’re open 24/7! I tried all the foods mentioned above Must be 18 years old, or 13 with parent/guardian. Home club only. Billed monthly to a checking account. Subject to a $39 annual fee. Offer available at participating locations only. Planet Fitness locations are independently owned and operated. © 2017 PFIP, LLC and my opinions are truthful. I enjoin today in-club or at planetfitness.com courage you to take this bicycle ride Must be 18 years old, or 13 with parent/guardian. Home club only. Billed monthly to a checking account. Subject to a $39 annual fee. through the city. Remember to cycle Offer available at participating locations only. Planet Fitness locations are independently owned and operated. © 2017 PFIP, LLC safe, and after hours, make sure you have lights and reflectors. Also, you may want to have a possible a backup driver in place - just in case!  So grab your bicycle, take the ride, make some new friends, and I will see you out there! As always: join today in-club or at planetfitness.com Let’s love our Modesto! Let’s embrace our Modesto!  Let’s continue to spread Must be 18 years old, or 13 with parent/guardian. Home club only. Billed monthly to a checking account. Subject to a $39 annual fee. Offer available participating locations only. Planet Fitness locations are independently owned and operated. © 2017 PFIP, LLC our smiles in Modesto!  C’monatPositive Peeps – IT’S WHERE WE LIVE!

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3:00 pm Grab a spot on the patio at Ralston’s Goat for some Mango Habanero Diablo Chicken Wings.  Hot but very tasty. You will need a refreshing drink for this. 4:30 pm – Drinks on the Patio at Fuzio with a Firecracker appetizer. Fuzio is people watching excellence and on Fridays, don’t miss out on the ever enjoyable, Music in the Plaza. 5:30 pm – You need something sweet now right?  Funnel Cake at T-Cups Café. Yes, friends, these fair-style funnel cakes are superb and you will find the Boba Tea decadent and refreshing! Now return to your bike and head to 11th St.

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6:45 pm – Chicago Hot Dog at The Barkin’ Dog Grill - Sometimes you just feel like a dog! (Not literally), but you might feel like treating yourself to a Chicago style hot dog. They are amazingly delicious! So, park your bike, have a dog and enjoy some live local music while you eat. 

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8:00 pm   Cauliflower Bites at Churchkey – Trust me: Never will you try cauliflower prepared quite like this! As I told the manager, Amanda Martin, “The taste was shocking!” Even if you don’t care for cauliflower, you will enjoy these tasty treats served with your choice of four different sauces!

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dering where this year has gone? But now school is starting and there are just a few precious weeks of summer vacations.  You can still get to Yosemite and places like that, but here are some really fun summer things right here in our back yard.  So get your pocket knife, pitch your tent, spiff up your campsite and explore the land around you. We are here to help you max your summer. 

Top 5 Summer Energy Saving Tips

Run the River!

For over 30 years, Sunshine Rafting Adventures has been running river rafting trips on the Stanislaus River out of Knights Ferry! Make sure to have fun, be safe, and always go with a professional. Sunshine Rafting provides a safe, familyfriendly, and low-cost trip along the Stanislaus River out of Knights Ferry, CA. Trips include all of your rafting equipment, paddles, life jackets, boats, safety talks, instructions, and a shuttle at the end of your trip. Book your trip today at http://www.raftadventure.com/

Ride the Rails

The third oldest railroad in North America, the Sierra Railroad, in Oakdale, CA is located right here between San Francisco and Yosemite National Park! Travelers and Modesto area locals alike can enjoy American comfort food, interactive shows, and more onboard. We at ModestoView recommend the Beer Train and the Murder Mystery Train! On the Beer Train, spend a 2.5 hour train ride enjoying live music and trying local Northern California craft beers while enjoying the picturesque scenery. (Ages 21+) On the 2.5 hour Murder Mystery Train ride, you’ll meet a quirky cast of characters with a different storyline for each train and you’re in charge of solving the mystery all during a three course dinner! (Ages 13+) Tickets available at www.SierraDinnerTrain.com.

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Our friends at Modesto Irrigation District are looking out for you! Water is scarce and we all need to save electricity and live sustainably. Here are some great ways for you to stay cool and save some dough!   1. The numbers to live by are 78–85. Keep your thermostat at 78 degrees(higher is even better) when you’re home. Set at 85 degrees when you’re away. 2.  Use fans to circulate air so you’ll feel cooler. Remember to turn off fans when you leave! Consider installing a whole-house fan and get a $100 MPower rebate as a bonus. 3. Avoid heat build-up indoors. Keep blinds and curtains drawn, cook with a microwave or outside instead of using your stovetop, and run washing machines and dishwashers after 10 pm - newer models even have timers to make it easy. 4.  Ahhh! Open windows at night to catch a nice, cooling breeze. 5. On extremely hot days, pre-cool your home by running the air conditioner a short time in the early morning.

How to Ride A Bike 101

Riding your bike is a great way to get exercise, enjoy your beautiful Modesto scenery, save money, and help the environment! Here are some ModestoView pro tips to get you on your way. 1. Know your hand signals. We’ve provided a simple chart below to help you learn the basics! 2. Always wear a helmet, no matter how old or how experienced you are. 3. Do not ride against traffic and make sure your eyes and ears are open (That means no headphones!)

How to Avoid Road Rage

Unfortunately, it appears that road rage and angry driving incidents are on the rise. Like the friendly Modestans we know we are, always be courteous on the road. Always stay calm, wave, and smile, but never get out of your car and be aware of your own personal safety. Remember: you can always drive somewhere safe like a police station or fire station for help!

Plein Air What?

Mistlin Gallery is offering a workshop in early August called “Introduction to Plein Air Painting” where you can do art in the great outdoors! The Valley Suncatchers are an active group in Modesto that not only does model painting in our very own Davis Park, but also paints around Modesto, Stanislaus County, Yosemite, Monterey, Carmel, and beyond. We live in the beautiful Central Valley that has treasures like nowhere else in the world -- get out there and get painting!

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UTDOORS

By Chris and Abigail Murphy

Farmers Markets are in Full Gear

Are you as obsessed with the fresh nectarines this year as we are? We are in the middle of the summer fruit season and in the fruit basket of California, you can find just about anything at our local markets! Grab some lunch, pick up some handmade jewelry and accessories, or have your pick from varieties of fresh local cheeses! This handy list of local certified Farmers Market locations will help you stay fit and full. Remember to take your reusable bags and ride your bike to the market whenever you can!

Back to School!

Summer has to come to an end sometime right? School is gearing up for most K-12th graders on August 14th. It seems to Take a walk along Dry Creek in East La Loma Park get earlier each year! Let’s and you’re sure to see poles with chains and wonder what on Earth they are for! Fear not! This is Modesto’s make sure that everyone knows and practices very own Disc Golf Course! Like traditional golf, their safe routes to school and you are very careful there are 18 holes (9 easier holes by the tennis courts and 9 more challenging ones further west) and all you driving through school zones. A special shout out to all drama and theater directors: please let the need is a frisbee and maybe a snack or two to keep View know what about your school productions so yourself going. Grab some friends and a water bottle that we can spread the word to fill your seats! Let us and we will see you out there! know the details: who, what, where, when, and how to purchase tickets. We want to help show our community’s support for our kids pursuing music, art, Sit under the stars with your family and friends and and entertainment in school! spend a relaxing Friday evening with a great film at   Mancini Bowl in Graceada Park. Enjoy free, familyfriendly films. Bring your Red Vines, popcorn, and Don’t forget to download the blankets because movies begin at dusk! August 18th: smart-                                                Finding Dory. August 25th: The Secret Life of Pets.           FREE            ModestoView                                     phone app for iOS and Android   so you are always in the loop.      1.     Check out Donnelly Park in Turlock this sum  mer! There are ducks that flock around the water and the southern banks are a peaceful and crowd-free way to spend the afternoon! 2.     Over the summer, many kids forget or lose important information that they learned during the school year. Make sure to avoid the “brain drain” by heading out the the Stanislaus Public Library to check out storytime, activities, and to, of course, borrow books. Though these programs are great all year Make sure you tag your pics with #modestoview round, the summer is the perfect time to make sure on instagram and our kids are soaking up all the sun AND knowledge snapchat so that they can! we can share your 3.     Nothing works up an appetite quite like biking in stories with our this hot Modesto heat. We love to bike from Downreaders.  town Modesto down the Virginia Corridor to the finish line at Yogurt Mill in Roseburg Square. Make sure to try out their “Chillers” which are the sorbet of the day mixed with lemon lime soda and blended for an icy treat!

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Are you ready for one hot summer? Remember to stay cool & stay hydrated! The city of Modesto has a bunch of places to cool down this summer, so if you don’t have a pool of your own or want to get out for some fun water activities, check out these pools and places all over town, all maintained and cared for by your Modesto Parks and Recreation Department! Don’t forget the popsicles and sunscreen! Splash Grounds are located at Coffee-Claratina Park, George Rogers Park, Freedom Park, Lion’s Junction, Marshall Park, Sanders Neighborhood Park, Sylvan Park, and Ustach Park. They’re open daily 2 pm to 6 pm until September 4th.

Chilly Dogs and Cats

Have you ever walked barefoot on the black asphalt in the middle of the summer? Ouch! Remember to always walk your dogs and cats early in the morning or later in the evening so that they don’t burn their paws or overheat. Dehydration is something to keep in mind, too! So make sure you have water ready for your furry friends when you get back home.

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GEEK

by Middagh Goodwin

StocktonCon is once again taking place on August 19-20th with a very special opening night event Cosies at StocktonCon August 18th. The Norcal Cosies have teamed up with StocktonCon to bring the Cosies Red-Carpet Cosplay Awards show to the University Waterfront Hotel. This event is $5 or free with a ticket to the Convention. Awards for 9 categories and a few special presentations are planned. James Weston will be the MC  with special guest hosts Abby Darkstar and Keith Zen. Once again acting as trophy girls will be models from the Geek Fashion Show. This is a Black Tie optional event. An after party with music and dancing will happen after the awards show. So come out and experience all the glitz and glamour. StocktonCon which takes place at the Stockton Arena has grown over years to be one of the biggest and best cons in Northern California. Two days of fun running from 10-5pm. 100’s of Vendors and an artist alley with some of the best the area has to offer. Some of this year’s guests include wrestlers Ric Flair and John Morrison, actors Ryan Hurst, Walter Jones and Tracy Gold, Illustrators Ramon Villalobos, Nick Dragotta, Mike Mayhew and more.  For more information, to buy tickets www.stocktoncon.com  For more info on the Cosies www.norcalcosies.com

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MAMA

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A Harmonious Harvest and a Happy Birthday Ladybug

by Middagh Goodwin August is upon us and without X-Fest happening this year, for many to look forward to going to or performing at we will all have to look elsewhere for our entertainment. Local promoters have already been looking outside the box to host or create events but we need to make sure we support them to keep the arts and music scene growing and strong. July ended big with Porchfest 30 homes hosted bands in Downtown, College and Laloma Neighborhoods. What a great first-year event and a fantastic way to showcase local musicians. I know I can not wait until this happens again next year. 37 regional acts also performed the Center Stage at the Stanislaus County Fair this year. These two events and the continuance of Music in the Plaza give our local talent additional outlets to show their stuff. We all need to look outside the box to create opportunities for our artistic community. I hope that you all took some time to get out and support old favorites and catch new talent. The Modesto Area Music Awards will be held at t the State Theatre on October 10th.

by Patty Castillo Davis

Nominees and voting will be going live by the end of the month. If you feel you are or know of an artist, promoter or venue that should be considered email mamarecords209@gmail.com so we can check them out. Remember you are the Academy and your input is important and needed. First Friday Street Faire will be joining Music in the Plaza on August 4th featuring Funky Tim and the Merlots 7-9pm. Highway 99, Washboard Monkeys and Third Party Band will each be performing on consecutive Fridays. Music in the Plaza is such a great event that brings a crowd as diverse as the music; you will see old and young dancing and having a fantastic time. Did I mention these are FREE Family friendly events?

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ering in our favorite seasonal sports and holidays and the last hurrah to Solstice celebrations in music. One of the last summer festivals is the Ceres Chamber of Commerce Bands, Brews, BBQ Throw Down on August 11 and 12. This is a National Kansas City Barbeque Society Sanctioned competition-for a chance to compete in the Jack Daniels World Invitational you must win the Ceres contest. The music lineup features LaVerne and the TrainWreck, Voo Doo Killer, Valley Fire and Faithfully-Tribute to Journey. This all ages event is FREE to the public at Whitmore Park visit CeresBandsBrewsBBq.com. Breakfast at Deva on Sundays will feature Blues Man Tony Westlake on 8/6, Me and You Duo on 8/13, Tim Allen and Patty Castillo Davis 8/20 and the Poorhouse Millionaires on 8/27. This cool space emits a chill vibe, is family friendly with an attentive and loving staff. The Modesto Third Thursday Art Walk has been undergoing such an innovative evolution and you can literally find music on every corner. Our ModestoView stage, located at Tresetti’s will feature unplugged artist and Songwriter, Jordan Waters on August 17 from 6-9pm. Stroll and support our beloved creators of all things art as Art Walk goes Pirate Booty Treasure Hunt for August.

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On August 18 at I Am Yoga Studio in Turlock, Nikki Cheverrel and Anthony Edwards will be performing acoustic music at 7:30 pm, a 90 minute restorative class with social and snacks to follow. Big congratulations to I Am Yoga Studio for initiating a venue in this space. Me & You, The Duo is a force to be reckoned with in the region. The Mr. and Mrs. are representing the Acoustic/Songwriter population in and around the Winery circuit and at the Valley Talent Project AND the minds behind the Queen Bean Friday Night Unplugged Concert Series. Please tune in to Good Day Sacramento on Thursday, August 17 to hear a live performance of their single, “Hard” which you can find @applemusic. For a full list of dates visit- Me & You The Duo on Facebook. The Barkin’ Dog Grill continues to be an encouraging place for musicians, Singer Songwriters in particular to showcase new material in front of a live, supportive audience. Local piano siren Melynda will bring her keyboard driven style of acoustic show on August 11 and later in the month, a concert, the likes of which you may never see again-two veterans of the region with a catalogue of originals and reinterpreted cover tunes so eclectic that reservations are not just suggested-they are required. An Intimate Evening of Acoustic Music with Willie Hines and Patty Castillo Davis is on Saturday, August 26 from 7-9:30pm. Bring your Summer vacation company to visit a venue and introduce them to our great local music community and encourage them to buy merch and take contact info and become a conduit for a 209 artists to tour in their home area.

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BLUES Dog Days of Summer by ‘Big’ Earl Matthews Hello everyone. We are entering the dog days of summer and I hope you are ready for some great music. Starting the month off on Aug 3rd New Orleans legends The Subdudes are coming to Santa Cruz. These guys have been hard at it since 1987 and are still finding new ways to mix all the best flavors of southern American music in the way that only New Orleanians know how. Staying on that South Louisiana tip Mr. Sonny Landreth is coming to Harlow’s in Sac on the 11th. While his music is steeped in the blues his style has also been called Slydeco because of his mastery of the slide guitar and his obvious Zydeco influence. Are you excited? I am, I have seen this fella before and he is one of the best. On the 12th I will be up in Sonora at the Bourbon Barrel with the Poorhouse Millionaires. It’s a great little spot with excellent food and an out of this world Whiskey selection. Also on the 12th Rob Hill Band will be at P.Wexfords. Rob’s Jazzy Blue style is out of this world and will put you in the perfect weekends chill mood. Now if you like your blues light on fire and

turned up to 11 check out Anthony Gomes at Moe’s Alley on the 13th. Anthony has been burning a path all over the world and winning over new fans every day with his blues rock guitar mastery. On the 18th is a real deal. Don’t miss show at the Grass Valley Center for the arts. Doyle Bramhall II is one of the best living guitar players, no joke. He has toured with Eric Clapton and Tedeschi Trucks Band. I honestly can’t say enough about how good he is. I have been the this location over in Grass Valley as well a couple times, its pretty cool. Not a bad seat in the house. Now on the 19th I’m going to be back on that Oakdale Beer Train with the Poorhouse Millionaires for a little fun run up the hill and back while the sun goes down we turn the party up. Don’t miss it. Just a few days latter on the 24th at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center in San Jose, the show is called Guitarsonists featuring Chris Cain, Daniel Castro, Mighty Mike Schermer. Three monster Guitar players, three great singers, each one with a style all their own. It’s going to

be a great show for those who go. On the 26th I will be heading north again to Sacramento to Mango’s for a fun little sit down dinner show. We are excited to be checking

out this new to us spot. And the on the 27th Rob Hill Band will be over at Ralston’s Goat with special guest Charles Ryan. Making it an extra fun night. As always friends make sure to check out the local jams at Barkin Dog on Thursdays with your host David Dow. Also on Thursdays in Stockton at Garlic Brothers Mr. Jeramy Norris hosts a waterfront jam. Until next time enjoy yourselves and I hope to see you out at a show.

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JAZZ If you luv music you’re gonna love this by Eric Benson Years roll by with the cycle of the summer being on vacations, farmer’s markets, being too long at the fair and one day you wake up and realize oh my god I’m going to turn the big 60! It kind of crept on me slowly, there were warnings; the pain in the back, being sent that AARP card, being asked if I wanted that senior discount? And the sudden weekend afternoon nap. Well, I might as well face it as it beats the alternatives which are much less desirable. It is nice getting older realizing there is less in care about and worry about. The list becomes truncated to family and friends and taking life as it comes and adjusting. As my mother who passed recently at 93 said “we just get up and want to see what happens until we fall off the perch.” On with the business at hand, plenty to do in the downtown and beyond! Blue Monday Invitational Jam returns to the

Barkin’ Dog Grill this August 14th some special guest Latin artists; virtuosos Cuban percussionist Carlos Caro, and pianist

Odaly’s Caro. Odaly, only 18th years old is already a seasoned pianist and this will be her last gig with us before she goes to Boston school of music to study.  Also on the gig with House band Ultra Lounge, Johnny Valdes guitar, Tim Allen bass, vocals, Dave Hawks on drums, Eric Benson & Dave Dow on keys, and horn section: Andrew Rosenblum Sax, trumpet, Kevin Marin Trumpet.  Show from 7 to 10 PM with food and drink available in an all age venue. Call the Dog for reservations: 572-2341.  If you play, come on down and sit in with the best musicians in the area, it’s gonna’

be smoking! The Barkin’ Dog Grill’s lineup for August; features Johnny Pistole Band Aug 4th, Gary Gervase Blues Band, Chicago style!Aug 5th, Linda Rodriguess Aug 11th, Gordon Kennedy Synhophant Aug 12th , Eric Benson’s Blue Monday Party Aug 14th, Son House Blues Aug 18th, Cover 5 Band aug 19th, Valley Jazz Collective Aug 25th, and the marvelous Patty Catillo & willie Hines Aug 26th. And Dave Dow host’s the every Thursday night Jazz jam session. Also in the downtown; Peer Recovery’s Mr. John Black brings in Blues singer and harmonica showman John Clifton on Friday August 11th for a large serving of down home cooked Blues! I bought my seasons tickets for the Gallo and some nice things coming down the pike. For August, The Stylistics will be crooning on Aug 4th, Valley Talent Project Aug 25 & 26th, and Australian Pink Floyd Show the 30th. And slightly off the beaten path the West side Theatre in Newman features in August: Rob Ely; the Elvis year’s tribute Aug 5th, Kevin Russell’s Cream of Clapton Aug 12 , and Modesto’s own Hot Club Faux Gitane; Gypsy Jazz music on August 19th. The restored theatre small intimate venue is a great play for live music, well worth the drive 

Give it up for John Griswold’s last sold out show Michael Jackson tribute with an amazing show at great attendance, we would like to do this again! John Griswold this time around is bringing in Lavey Smith and the Red Hot Skillet Lickers Saturday August 5th to Ripon’s Luca Winery. Lavay Smith vocalist and bandleader fronts one of the top swinginist jazzy Blues band in the world. Internationally recognized Diva she sings in a style influenced by Billie Holiday, Dina Washington, and Bessie Smith. She will be joined by her all=-star 7-piece band which will have you listening and dancing the night away under the stars. The Show takes place is in a beautiful outdoor venue with dining, art show, preshow music, wine tasting, emergency chocolate tent and a whole lot of nice folks.  There are three levels of seating: Lawn, General, Prime and VIP.   Ticketing is online through website at www.Red-Tie.org   Come back out for Third Thursday Art Walk 5 to 9:00 PM for some great art and music in the downtown with a special Pirates Booty Treasure Hunt theme! Lowdown on the jam session in the downtown: Queen Bean Sundays open mike night also in an all age environment.  So take some time out to hear some live music and the arts of our own town as well this month, think globally and act locally.  All the best, peace out! Eric Benson, cell 209- 918-7033.

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ZEN

COMEDY by Middagh Goodwin Laughter is the best medicine or so they say. Well, I think I need a double dose because of this heat. We have some great local talent and many of them have their own showcases. August 3rd at the Queen Bean join AJ DeMello for Stand for Charity a monthly Comedy Showcase for a good cause. This month it is MyTV26 our local Non-Profit Station. Helping raise funds, awareness and have you laughing is Connor Martin with Jacoby Bruton with special musical guest Mattea Overstreet.  Anthony K presents Comedy at Cheroots every First and Third Tuesday of the month. Some very funny comics in a very intimate Lounge. Did you know that they have a full bar and you can smoke inside?  Deaf Puppies Comedy has a couple shows coming up in Stockton. August 12th at Strings Italian Cafe hosted by Chris Teicheira with Mike Betancourt and Rudy Ortiz. August 18th at Deliberation Room join your host Jason Sohm with Myles Weber and DJ Sandhu.  The last Thursday of every month join

Jimmie Menezes and Felicia Aleman hosting Comedy Night at the Outpost. This month lands on August 31st. Featuring some of the area best and some new faces along with a feature. So get out and take a dose or two of comedy each month you will be happy you did.

Willpower by Mary Layton On some level everybody deals with some kind of compulsion or addiction. It takes willpower to face this problem.  We may be addicted to all kinds of substances and desires, to shopping, to working and busyness, to thinking and talking all the time. We may be obsessed with perfection, collecting or hoarding.  We love the adrenaline rush that comes with any sort of excitement. Without it we may feel empty, lonely, bored and useless.  Recently a friend of mine told me that she wanted to change her pattern of addiction.  She feels that she is overweight and also that she has been battling different health issues for quite some time.  After some research she decided that she needed to go on a special diet.  Knowing that this was going to be tough for her I suggested that I would go on the diet too and that we could call each other every day and compare notes.  She liked the idea.  Even though I don’t have health issues I could see that losing a few pounds wouldn’t hurt and also that it would be a chance to see first hand what it would feel like to change my programming. 

Would I have the willpower to stick to the diet? I decided to follow the diet faithfully.  It was tough the very first few days. I felt hungry in my mind without feeling hungry in my tummy.  That was interesting. Sometimes it helped to talk to friends or I’d get involved with an activity to distract myself from the feeling of deprivation.  I reminded myself what prompted me to do the diet :  To keep my end goal in mind which was to learn more about willpower and to give my friend support.  Pretty soon my energy started to increase.  I felt lighter, more flexible.  Internally I moved from being on autopilot to a more sensitive assessment of my needs.  I was able to control my emotions better.  It made me feel stronger.   From a Zen point of view it was an eye-opener to see that we can overcome our primal instincts.  It’s an interesting challenge to go against your basic wiring. The best reward are the actual physical and mental changes.   For more info go to : taichi4modesto.com or call (209)572-4518.

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monitor my heart rate with my Polar Fit Watch that’s also connected to the computer on the spin bike. If my heart rate goes by Efren Martinez   aerobic or even anaerobic, the technology I have lets me know. Seriously, I have it all scienced out and yes it’s an extreme high powered workout in the comforts of a controlled home gym environment. Sure I enjoy running and cycling outside, but like most in my level of fitness I’m sure you’ve had It’s 5:AM and cool outside but the pollution in- more than a few close calls on the streets when dex is unhealthy. No worries, I’m all about going it comes to the dangers of our societies addicfor a bike ride in The Swiss Alps this morning. tions like texting & driving. No doubt about In my home gym, I have my spin bike directly it, it’s also a safety issue for me since I have so in front of a 55 inch HD 3DTV. In July’s FitFiew many people depending on me to be there toI wrote about how and why I converted one of morrow and the day after that. the least unused rooms to a home gym. I’ve inOther plusses about my Turbo Tripping is that vested in these cycling videos that allow me to I can control how warm or cold I want it and get my spin fitness/bike ride on anywhere in the I’m just steps away from a restroom when naworld like along the cost, Italy, Hawaii, The Swiss ture calls. You wouldn’t believe how much time Alps and one of my personal favorites during I’m saving now. In fact, with the time I’ve saved the summer time, the snowy mountains of Eufrom going to the gym or meeting up with rope. These videos are amazing! They keep my my cycling group, I’ve invested that very same workout entertaining as well as my heart rate time back into my own workout.  As far as the and speeds to a level any Ironman would appremusic I groove to during any of my workouts, ciate. Either climbing up a mountain or pacing Heck friends. I’m a Quake DJ and I have the the leader in the video, theses interval of speeds best mixes in my library that would get your are actually displayed on the screen in front of heart rate up even if you were just sitting on me. During these global workouts I can closely the sofa. Happy Fitness Friends!

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ALL AGES

Summer was great, wasn’t it?

Modesto sure knows how to create good ways to beat the heat. My #1 activity this summer was going to shows. From live music to movies to theatre productions, I was beyond entertained during these scorching hot months. All of these fun things don’t have to end with school starting. Live performances are a year round favorite of mine. The way I stay up to date with local musicians and concerts to attend is by following the artist’s social media’s and checking flyers at local venues and staying up to date on the calendar at www.modestoview.com. Live, local music is such a fantastic way to meet people and expand your horizons.  My family went to ‘Stop Making Sense’, a Talk-

by Leia Johnson ing Heads film at the State in July. I am now immensely inspired to going to the State as much as I can every month. In my opinion, the movies offered at local art houses are at a much higher caliber, artistically, than those elsewhere. Check out www. thestate.org for more information on upcoming events! The Juline Foundation for Children is a remarkable program that gives all children the opportunity to be self-expressive through dance. The goal of their ‘Outreach Program’ is to benefit and inspire kids in schools that may not have access to a dance institution. By providing lessons and costumes, the dancers at Juline’s are positively inspiring much of our youth. At the very end of this project, all the involved students get to perform, as stars, at Modesto High School for their friends and families. If you would like to support this wonderful program, purchase tickets to the JFC fundraiser at Gallo on September 21st. Stay updated on this event and where to get tickets by following the Juline Foundation for Children Facebook page. Hope you have an amazing month

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Fun in the Sun! By Monica Barber

It’s hotter than all get out and Ms. M is pretty sure she saw two trees fighting over the breeze. Enjoying this heat is something that this lady does her best to do because the best place you can enjoy yourself is right where you are. As I order another Mocktail this afternoon, the bartender threatens this lady with a good time by putting a splash of Sriracha in my lemonade. Not to worry, I haven’t forgotten your good time and saving your dimes… Here’s some fun in the sun for August! The month starts with a sizzles and a rocking good time with the 6th annual Modstock in Graceda Park on August 6th. Cruise down on a Sunday afternoon to the free all ages event hosted by VMI rocks. Enjoy over 26 local bands, food, art and crafts, dancing and family fun while you rock out. Definitely bring a little summer love to the festival and enjoy the music! Music and more from 10am-Dusk. Info: 209-543-2066 Photos can teach you a lot about someone. August 8th welcomes a special Photo exhibition to Café Deva. From 5:30pm-7pm, the I Am Project Photo Exhibit seeks to help us learn a lot about humanity through seeing faces and connecting their stories. Presented by the Center for Human Services (CHS) the event celebrates individuals stories through videos, photos and words that define their stories. The exhibit runs the month of August. More Info: 209-526-1476 http:// www.centerforhumanservices.org/ iamproject/ If you’re nostalgic for the drive-in, try checking out the outside Family Night Film Series at Graceda Park. While you can’t recapture the past it can be a new exciting experience and a fun adventure for all ages. The City of Modesto presents the summer series starting August 18th.

Every Friday through September 22rd catch a free flick and family friendly fun for all ages. The first movie will be Finding Dory starting at dusk. The August 25th movie will be: The Secret Life of Pets. More info call: (209) 577-5344 It’s that time of year again, the 8th annual Valley’s Got Talent returns August 25-26, with the area’s hottest talent. Come be thrilled by singers, dancers, musicians, bands and more of the Valley’s superstars in the making as they compete after months of auditions and rehearsals to try and will it all. The community favorite event dazzles each year with a Friday night audience voting round and winners announced after Saturday performances. You never know what this year’s talent might bring? Don’t miss out. All Ages. Tickets: $10-30. http://www.galloarts.org/

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Don’t let the heat scare you off from the fun! Enjoy! Kisses, m.

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The 10th Annual SF Outsidelands is Here!

We love our music festival and we are fortunate that some of the best in the USA. The sold out SF OutsideLands will be at Golden Gate Park Polo Field Aug 5-7 featuring the Who, Metallica, Lorde, Gorillaz, Alt-J and more. Here are some quick tips to enjoy the show the most. Get shuttle tix – Shuttle every 10 min from Bill Graham Auditorium Easy BART Connection at Civic Center.  No brainer. No hassle. OutsideLands is going cashless and your wristband is the key to enjoying the event Download the OSL App and plan your stages, link your Chase Visa or other credit card and be ready to enjoy all of the music, food, drink and fun.   When you are there, don’t miss the smaller stages, like Gastrolands, WineLands, Chocolands and Cheeselands as they are fun & they might feed you at Gastrolands. Follow @sfoutsidelands as there are pop up shows and follow your bands so you don’t miss anything.  We will also keep you up to speed @modestoview in Instagram and Facebook.  Most important, enjoy the music.   www.sfoutsidelands.com

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Enjoy Modesto Night Life! • Enjoy Responsibly August 1 Acoustic Jam at Queen Bean Anthony K Comedy Night Food Evolution Forever Young Dance Club Golden Valley Chorus Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Magic Frontier Tournament Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge Maudie Name That Tune NAMI Support Group Nick Campos Poetry Open Mic Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime STEAM* Works: Moonscapes Successful Thinkers Network Mtg Sweet Lu’s Open Mic Tilted Tuesdays w/DJ Tease Tinker Table Program Tipsy Tuesdays Toastmaster Supper Club Trivia Tuesday Turlock Seniors Dance Ukelele Funstrummers Jam Wee Move & Play Wiggle Worms Yoga with Rosa August 2 80s night/DJ Gully Art Class with Patrick Barr & Kristin Moore Book Club Country Dance Lessons Creole Jazz Kings Figure Drawing Drop In Food Evolution Free Knit and Crochet Class Free QiGong Class Horseshoe tournament IE The Magician In One Accord Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge Maudie Mini Car Show Modesto LEGO Play Mommy & Me Art Class Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner Open MIc Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime Riverbank Golden Ages Teen Game Day Trax on Wax Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong Velvet Creamery Car Show WCPL Poker Wednesdays Wee Move & Play Wig Out Wednesdays Wiggle Worms Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday August 3 All Ages Coloring/Watercolor Painting Beer Flight Night Casanova’s Night Club Caterpillar Craft Computer Basics David Dow and friends jam session Hughson Preschool Story Time Johnny & Kelly Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Karaoke/Lip Sync Kyle the Great Line Dancing Live Music Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge Maudie Oakdale Museum & History Center Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Spanish Preschool Storytime Stand Up Charity August 4 1st Friday Craft Grab A Ghost Story A&W Graffiti Summer Battered Beaver Live DJs Boyfriend Afterparty DJ Tease

Location Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Cheroot Cigar Lounge, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Modesto Senior Center Mancini Hall, Modesto Rivets Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Utopia Games and Collectibles State Theatre, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Twisted Pig, Modesto Oakdale Library Maxi’s at DoubleTree, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Ceres Library Denair Library Keyes Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Turlock Library Round Table, 3848 McHenry Sweet Lu’s. Ceres Tilted Turtle, Modesto Riverbank Library Shooters Pub, Clarion Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry Avenue P. Wexford’s, Modesto Turlock Senior Center Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Ceres Library Modesto Library Patterson Library Boardroom, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Turlock Library The Udder Place, Turlock Shooters Pub, Clarion Modesto Mistlin Gallery Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Waterford Library NTouch, Modesto Shively’s Bar & Grill, Oakdale Rivets Modesto Strings, Turlock Ridgway’s, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Velvet Creamery Modesto Modesto Library The Chartreuse Muse, Modesto Sabatino’s, Modesto P. Wexford’s, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Empire Library, 18 S. Abbie, Empire Keyes Library Newman Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library 3600Santa Fe St, Riverbank Patterson Library Speakeay, Modesto First United Methodist Modesto Velvet Creamery Modesto Titled Turtle, Modesto Ceres Library Tiki Lounge, Modesto Salida Library Redwood Café, Modesto Maxi’s at DoubleTree, Modesto Ceres Library Redwood Cafe, Modesto Crocodile’s, Modesto Keyes Library Salida library Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto Hughson Library P. Wexford’s, Modesto Kaiser Dale Rd, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Sabatino’s, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Surla’s, Moesto State Theatre, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto 212 West F Street Hughson Library Salida Library Modesto Library Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Tri-Chromatic Gallery, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto A&W, Modesto Battered Beaver, Oakdale Shooters Pub, Clarion Modesto Boardroom, Modesto

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Funky Tim & the Merlots Funstrummers Gig Band Rehearsal Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Clovis King KWIN Summerfest 2017 Live Again Live Music Lost in Paris Mattea Overstreet Maudie Mini Car Show Neil & Matt Neil Buettner Oakdale LEGO Day Rick Barnes Science Night Stanislaus County PAL Gala Tasting Room Open Teens Rockin’ Jump The Black HeARTs Market The Stylistics The Weekend Dance Party Unplugged Live Music VFW Hamburger Night Village Dancers of the Valley War FC August 5 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up A Ghost Story A&W Graffiti Summer B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Battered Beaver DJ Awal Bilingual Preschool Storytime Billy Elliot the Musical Butcher Fest Metal Show DJ Tease Folk Dancing Lessons Fuego Latino Band Jeff Ricketts & The Dirt Road Band Karaoke with DJ Clovis King KWIN Summerfest Live Music Lost in Paris Meditation with Susie Mini Car Show Mizz Monique’s Dragalicious Show Modesto Fiji Festival Oakdale Museum & History Center Old Skool Saturdays Open Air Market Rob Ely’s Elvis Rockin’ Saturdays Saturday Easy D Ride The Peanuts Movie The Weekend Dance Party August 6 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 6th Annual Modstock A Ghost Story Acoustic Live Music Billy Elliot the Musical Champagne Brunch Buffet Country Music Jam with Dancing and Free Potluck FOE Breakfast Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Karaoke with Laura Lost in Paris Queen Bean Open Mic Night Seniors Club Breakfast Sunday Funday Sunday Funday Live The Big Mix Valley of The Dolls VFW Breakfast August 7 A Ghost Story Dance Exercise Class Josh Rosenblum Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Lost in Paris Overreaters Anonymous Preschool Story Time ToastMasters Meeting Trivia Night WCPL Poker Mondays Wiggle Worms August 8 A Ghost Story Acoustic Jam at Queen Bean Bingo Forever Young Dance Club Golden Valley Chorus I AM Project Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Lost in Paris Magic Frontier Tournament Modesto Nuts VS Rancho Cucamonga Name That Tune Nick Campos

10th Street Plaza, Modesto Church of the Brethren, Modesto Great Valley Museum Rivets Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Stanislaus County Fair Grounds O’Brians Tavern, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock State Theatre, Modesto Surlas Restaurant, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto A&W, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Redwood Cafe, Modesto Oakdale Library The Fruit Yard, Modesto Great Valley Museum Martin G. Petersen Center, Modesto Do Good Distillery, Modesto Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Gallo Center For the Arts Crocodile’s, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto VFW Hall Modesto Carnegie Arts Turlock Modesto Centre Plaza, Modesto Chevron, 815 Kansas Ave, Modesto Rite Aid, Pelandale & Sisk, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto A&W, Modesto Oakdale Bicycle Shop Battered Beaver, Oakdale Modesto Library Gallo Center For the Arts Other Place, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Carnegie Arts Turlock Urbano California Bistro Rookies Sports Bar Manteca Ridgway’s, Modesto Stanislaus County Fair, Turlock The Udder Place, Turlock State Theatre, Modesto Intrinsic Elements, Modesto A&W, Modesto Climax Bar, Modesto St Stanislaus Catholic Church 212 West F Street Shooters Pub, Clarion Modesto Yogurt Station, Oakdale West Side Theatre, Newman Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Oakdale Bicycle Shop State Theatre, Modesto Crocodile’s, Modesto Cruisers McHenry & Kiernan Graceada Park State Theatre, Modesto Deva Cafe, J St, Modesto Gallo Center For the Arts Surla’s, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Eagles Hall, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry Avenue The Udder Place, Turlock Ralston’s Goat, Modesto Crocodile’s, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto VFW Hall Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Salida Library P. Wexford’s, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Sutter Gould Office, McHenry Village Keyes Library 200 W. Roseburg Ave, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Tilted Turtle, Modesto Modesto Library State Theatre, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Modesto Senior Center Mancini Hall, Modesto Deva Cafe, Modesto Rivets Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Utopia Games and Collectibles John Thurman Field, Modesto Twisted Pig, Modesto Maxi’s at DoubleTree, Modesto

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Have fun and be Safe! • Please Designate a Driver Poetry Reading with Gillian Wegener Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Successful Thinkers Network Mtg Sweet Lu’s Open Mic Tilted Tuesdays w/DJ Tease Tipsy Tuesdays Toastmaster Supper Club Trivia Tuesday Turlock Seniors Dance Ukelele Funstrummers Jam Wee Move & Play Wiggle Worms Yoga with Rosa August 9 80s night/DJ Gully A Ghost Story Art Class with Patrick Barr & Kristin Moore Country Dance Lessons Creole Jazz Kings Figure Drawing Drop In Free Knit and Crochet Class Free QiGong Class Horseshoe tournament IE The Magician In One Accord Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Lost in Paris Lunch Hour Meditation McHenry Mansion Tea Sampling Mini Car Show Modesto Nuts vs Rancho Cucamonga Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner Open MIc Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime Riverbank Golden Ages Stanislaus County Coin Club Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong Velvet Creamery Car Show WCPL Poker Wednesdays Wee Move & Play Wig Out Wednesdays Wiggle Worms Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday August 10 A Ghost Story Beer Flight Night Casanova’s Night Club David Dow and friends jam session HA*ASH Healthy Eating Class JerLisa Stitches of Love Teddy Bear Project Johnny & Kelly Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Karaoke/Lip Sync Kyle the Great Line Dancing Live Music Lost in Paris Modesto Nuts vs Rancho Cucamonga Oakdale Museum & History Center Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Spanish Preschool Storytime Valley Lighter August 11 A&W Graffiti Summer Battered Beaver Live DJs Beatriz at Dinner Billy Elliot the Musical Bobby Bones Boyfriend Afterparty Central Valley Boogie DJ Tease Funstrummers Gig Band Rehearsal Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program Highway 99 Hughson Senior Dance & Potluck Jake Owen Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Again Live Music Lost in Paris Mattea Overstreet Memories of ELVIS! Mini Car Show Modesto Nuts Neil & Matt Neil Buettner

Barkin Dog Grill Modesto Ceres Library Denair Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Round Table, 3848 McHenry Sweet Lu’s. Ceres Tilted Turtle, Modesto Shooters Pub, Clarion Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry Avenue P. Wexford’s, Modesto 11914 Cahill St, Turlock Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Ceres Library Modesto Library Patterson Library Boardroom, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Shooters Pub, Clarion Modesto Mistlin Gallery Modesto Waterford Library NTouch, Modesto Shively’s Bar & Grill, Oakdale Rivets Modesto Strings, Turlock Ridgway’s, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Intrinsic Elements, Modesto McHenry Mansion Gift Shop Velvet Creamery Modesto John Thurman Field, Modesto Sabatino’s, Modesto P. Wexford’s, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Empire Library, 18 S. Abbie, Empire Keyes Library Keyes Library Newman Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library 3600Santa Fe St, Riverbank Denny’s 1525 McHenry Avenue First United Methodist Modesto Velvet Creamery Modesto Titled Turtle, Modesto Ceres Library Tiki Lounge, Modesto Salida Library Redwood Café, Modesto Maxi’s at DoubleTree, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Redwood Cafe, Modesto Crocodile’s, Modesto Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto Gallo Center For the Arts Kaiser Bangs Ave Offices, Modesto 4300 Dale Road, Modesto P. Wexford’s, Modesto Kaiser Dale Rd, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Sabatino’s, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Surla’s, Moesto State Theatre, Modesto John Thurman Field, Modesto 212 West F Street Hughson Library Salida Library Modesto Library Nino’s Place, Modesto A&W, Modesto Battered Beaver, Oakdale State Theatre, Modesto Gallo Center For the Arts Gallo Center For the Arts Shooters Pub, Clarion Modesto Sweet Lu’s, Ceres Boardroom, Modesto Church of the Brethren, Modesto Great Valley Museum 10th Street Plaza, Modesto 2307 Fourth St, Hughson Ironstone Amphitheatre, Murphys Rivets Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Dorado Park, Oakdale The Udder Place, Turlock State Theatre, Modesto Surlas Restaurant, Modesto Urbano California Bistro A&W, Modesto John Thurman Field, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Redwood Cafe, Modesto

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Oakdale LEGO Day Rick Barnes Rob Ely’s Elvis Tasting Room Open Teens Rockin’ Jump The Little Hours The Weekend Dance Party Triple D Unplugged Live Music VFW Hamburger Night Village Dancers of the Valley August 12 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up A&W Graffiti Summer B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Bands, Brews & BBQ Battered Beaver DJ Awal Bilingual Preschool Storytime Billy Elliot the Musical Billy Elliot the Musical Blue Tango Project DJ Tease Folk Dancing Lessons Jordan Waters Album Release Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Katya Kevin Russel’s Cream of Clapton Live Music Louie Anderson/Kevin Nealon Mini Car Show Mizz Monique’s Dragalicious Show Modesto Nuts New Day Oakdale Museum & History Center Old Skool Saturdays Poorhouse Millionaires Rockin’ Saturdays Saturday Easy D Ride Sierra View Music Festival The Weekend Dance Party Uke Jamz USA Dance Chapter August 13 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Acoustic Live Music Camellia Society Meeting Champagne Brunch Buffet Country Music Jam with Dancing and Free Potluck Del Rio’s Premiere Car Show FOE Breakfast Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Karaoke with Laura Manteca Senior Dance Modesto Nuts Queen Bean Open Mic Night Seniors Club Breakfast Shop til You Drop Steve Miller Band/Peter Frampton Sunday Funday Sunday Funday Live The Big Mix The Fearless Vampire Killers USA Dance Ballroom Dancing VFW Breakfast August 14 Blue Monday with Eric Bensen and friends Creative Clay Art Class Dance Exercise Class Josh Rosenblum Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Overreaters Anonymous Preschool Story Time Trivia Night WCPL Poker Mondays Wiggle Worms August 15 Acoustic Jam at Queen Bean Caregiver Coffee Break Forever Young Dance Club Free Comedy Night Geneological Society Golden Valley Chorus Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Magic Frontier Tournament Name That Tune NAMI Support Group Nick Campos Poetry Reading with Gillian Wegener Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Successful Thinkers Network Mtg Sweet Lu’s Open Mic Tilted Tuesdays w/DJ Tease Tipsy Tuesdays

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Oakdale Library The Fruit Yard, Modesto Urbano California Bistro Do Good Distillery, Modesto Rockin’ Jump, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Crocodile’s, Modesto CR2, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto VFW Hall Modesto Carnegie Arts Turlock Chevron, 815 Kansas Ave, Modesto Rite Aid, Pelandale & Sisk, Modesto A&W, Modesto Oakdale Bicycle Shop Whitmore Park, Ceres Battered Beaver, Oakdale Modesto Library Gallo Center For the Arts Gallo Center For the Arts Gottschalk Music Center, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Carnegie Arts Turlock Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Climax Bar, Modesto West Side Theatre, Newman The Udder Place, Turlock Gallo Center For the Arts A&W, Modesto Climax Bar, Modesto John Thurman Field, Modesto Yosemite Lanes, Modesto 212 West F Street Shooters Pub, Clarion Modesto Bourbon Barrel, Sonora Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Oakdale Bicycle Shop Sierra View Music Festival Crocodile’s, Modesto Carnegie Arts Turlock IOOF Lodge, 6941 Hughson Ave, Hughson Cruisers McHenry & Kiernan Deva Cafe, J St, Modesto Adventist Church Hall, Modesto Surla’s, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Del Rio Country Club, Modesto Eagles Hall, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto 295 Cherry Lane, Manteca John Thurman Field, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry Avenue 424 Shadow Creek Ave, Oakdale Ironstone Amphitheatre, Murphys The Udder Place, Turlock Ralston’s Goat, Modesto Crocodile’s, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Odd Fellows Hall Hughson VFW Hall Modesto Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto The Chartreuse Muse, Modesto Salida Library P. Wexford’s, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Sutter Gould Office, McHenry Village Keyes Library The Udder Place, Turlock Tilted Turtle, Modesto Modesto Library Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Hospice, 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto Modesto Senior Center Cheroot Cigar Lounge, Modesto Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Mancini Hall, Modesto Rivets Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Utopia Games and Collectibles Twisted Pig, Modesto Oakdale Library Maxi’s at DoubleTree, Modesto Barkin Dog Grill Modesto Ceres Library Denair Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Round Table, 3848 McHenry Sweet Lu’s. Ceres Tilted Turtle, Modesto Shooters Pub, Clarion Modesto

Farmer’s Markets

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

Kaiser Medical Center

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

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

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

209 Farm Fresh Produce Delivery

Saturdays, 12:2012:40pm at Chevron 815 Kansas, Ave Modesto Saturdays, 1:05pm1:25pm

Rite Aid

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

Cruisers

4911 McHenry Ave, Modesto

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

209 Farm Fresh Produce delivers your orders to the meet-up points. Order on their website, 209farmfreshproduce.com, or you can call or text your order 209277-6719 and they we meet up for you to pick up your orders. (year-round)

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The VALLEY TALENT PROJECT AUGUST 27th

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Toastmaster Supper Club Trivia Tuesday Turlock Seniors Dance Ukelele Funstrummers Jam Wee Move & Play Wiggle Worms Yoga with Rosa August 16 80s night/DJ Gully Art Class with Patrick Barr & Kristin Moore Country Dance Lessons Creole Jazz Kings Figure Drawing Drop In Free Knit and Crochet Class Free QiGong Class Horseshoe tournament IE The Magician In One Accord Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Mini Car Show Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner Open MIc Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime Riverbank Golden Ages Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong Velvet Creamery Car Show WCPL Poker Wednesdays Wee Move & Play Wig Out Wednesdays Wiggle Worms Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday August 17 Beer Flight Night Cali Country Tour Casanova’s Night Club Comedy Night David Dow and friends jam session Green Team Educational Meeting Johnny & Kelly Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Karaoke/Lip Sync Kyle the Great Line Dancing Live Music Oakdale Museum & History Center Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Spanish Preschool Storytime Pirate’s Booty 3rd Thursday Art Walk Vintage Faire Mall Kids Club Women of Love Ministries August 18 A&W Graffiti Summer APW Civic Slam Backyard Bookworms Banana Festival Battered Beaver Live DJs Boyfriend Afterparty Cosies at StocktonCon DJ Tease Family Night Films Friday Night Out Funstrummers Gig Band Rehearsal Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program Happy Birthday Rebecca Irish Cultural Society Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Music Mattea Overstreet Mini Car Show Modesto Nuts Neil & Matt Neil Buettner Oakdale LEGO Day Rick Barnes Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band + a Party Sonhouse Blues & Gospel Band Tasting Room Open Teens Rockin’ Jump The Weekend Dance Party Unplugged Live Music VFW Hamburger Night Village Dancers of the Valley Washboard Monkeys Willie Nelson August 19 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 5th Annual Fallen Heroes Car Show A&W Graffiti Summer B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Battered Beaver DJ Awal Bilingual Preschool Storytime

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DJ Tease Folk Dancing Lessons Hot Club Faux Gitane Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Music Mini Car Show Mizz Monique’s Dragalicious Show Modesto Nuts Oakdale Museum & History Center Old Skool Saturdays Rockin’ Saturdays Saturday Easy D Ride Spirit Fest StocktonCon The Weekend Dance Party August 20 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Acoustic Live Music Champagne Brunch Buffet Country Music Jam with Dancing and Free Potluck EuroSunday Car Club Fiddler on The Roof FOE Breakfast Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Karaoke with Laura Modesto Jazz Society Jam Session Modesto Nuts Queen Bean Open Mic Night Seniors Club Breakfast Stanislaus Humanist’s Coffee Klatch StocktonCon Sunday Funday Sunday Funday Live The Big Mix VFW Breakfast August 21 Dance Exercise Class Josh Rosenblum Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Overreaters Anonymous Preschool Story Time ToastMasters Meeting Trivia Night WCPL Poker Mondays Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms August 22 Acoustic Jam at Queen Bean Bingo Forever Young Dance Club Golden Valley Chorus Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Magic Frontier Tournament Name That Tune Nick Campos Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Successful Thinkers Network Mtg Sweet Lu’s Open Mic Tilted Tuesdays w/DJ Tease Tipsy Tuesdays Toastmaster Supper Club Trivia Tuesday Turlock Seniors Dance Ukelele Funstrummers Jam Wee Move & Play Wiggle Worms Yoga with Rosa August 23 80s night/DJ Gully Art Class with Patrick Barr & Kristin Moore Country Dance Lessons Creole Jazz Kings Figure Drawing Drop In Free Knit and Crochet Class Free QiGong Class Horseshoe tournament IE The Magician In One Accord Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Lunch Hour Meditation Mini Car Show Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner Open MIc Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime Riverbank Golden Ages Stanislaus County Coin Club Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong Velvet Creamery Car Show WCPL Poker Wednesdays Wee Move & Play Wig Out Wednesdays Wiggle Worms

Speakeasy, Modesto Carnegie Arts Turlock West Side Theatre, Newman Ridgway’s, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock A&W, Modesto Climax Bar, Modesto John Thurman Field, Modesto 212 West F Street Shooters Pub, Clarion Modesto Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Oakdale Bicycle Shop Stanislaus County Fair, Turlock Stockton Arena, Stockton Crocodile’s, Modesto Cruisers McHenry & Kiernan Deva Cafe, J St, Modesto Surla’s, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Village Baking, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Eagles Hall, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Shooters Pub, Clarion Modesto John Thurman Field, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry Avenue Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Stockton Arena, Stockton The Udder Place, Turlock Ralston’s Goat, Modesto Crocodile’s, Modesto VFW Hall Modesto Salida Library P. Wexford’s, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Sutter Gould Office, McHenry Village Keyes Library 200 W. Roseburg Ave, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Tilted Turtle, Modesto Modesto Library Modesto Library Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Modesto Senior Center Mancini Hall, Modesto Rivets Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Utopia Games and Collectibles Twisted Pig, Modesto Maxi’s at DoubleTree, Modesto Ceres Library Denair Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Round Table, 3848 McHenry Sweet Lu’s. Ceres Tilted Turtle, Modesto Shooters Pub, Clarion Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry Avenue P. Wexford’s, Modesto 11914 Cahill St, Turlock Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Ceres Library Modesto Library Patterson Library Boardroom, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Shooters Pub, Clarion Modesto Mistlin Gallery Modesto Waterford Library NTouch, Modesto Shively’s Bar & Grill, Oakdale Rivets Modesto Strings, Turlock Ridgway’s, Modesto Intrinsic Elements, Modesto Velvet Creamery Modesto Sabatino’s, Modesto P. Wexford’s, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Empire Library, 18 S. Abbie, Empire Keyes Library Keyes Library Newman Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library 3600Santa Fe St, Riverbank Denny’s 1525 McHenry Avenue First United Methodist Modesto Velvet Creamery Modesto Titled Turtle, Modesto Ceres Library Tiki Lounge, Modesto Salida Library

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Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday August 24 20 Under 40 Beer Flight Night Casanova’s Night Club David Dow and friends jam session Johnny & Kelly Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Karaoke/Lip Sync Kyle the Great Line Dancing Live Music Oakdale Museum & History Center Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Spanish Preschool Storytime August 25 A&W Graffiti Summer Animal Talk kids program Battered Beaver Live DJs Boyfriend Afterparty DJ Tease Funstrummers Gig Band Rehearsal Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Band Karaoke Live Music Mattea Overstreet Mini Car Show Neil & Matt Neil Buettner Oakdale LEGO Day Rick Barnes Stanislaus Humanists Karaoke Night Summer Fish Fry $ CCVS Quarterly Dinner Meeting Tasting Room Open Teens Rockin’ Jump The Weekend Dance Party Therapy Friday Third Party Unplugged Live Music Valley Fire Valley Talent Project VFW Hamburger Night Village Dancers of the Valley August 26 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up A Deathly August Night A&W Graffiti Summer Assyrian Festival B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Battered Beaver DJ Awal Bilingual Preschool Storytime DJ Tease Folk Dancing Lessons Gotcha Covered Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Music Michael Beck Band Mini Car Show Mizz Monique’s Dragalicious Show Oakdale Museum & History Center Old Skool Saturdays Rockin’ Saturdays Saturday Easy D Ride The Weekend Dance Party TMR/Triple D Valley Talent Project August 27 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Acoustic Live Music Champagne Brunch Buffet Country Music Jam with Dancing and Free Potluck FOE Breakfast Hughson Senior Dance & Potluck Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Karaoke with Laura Manteca Senior Dance Queen Bean Open Mic Night Scotty McCreery Seniors Club Breakfast Stanislaus Humanists Brunch Sunday Funday Sunday Funday Live The Big Mix VFW Breakfast August 28 Acoustic Open Mic Creative Clay Art Class Dance Exercise Class Josh Rosenblum Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Overreaters Anonymous Preschool Story Time Trivia Night WCPL Poker Mondays Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms August 29 Acoustic Jam at Queen Bean Forever Young Dance Club Golden Valley Chorus

Redwood Café, Modesto Maxi’s at DoubleTree, Modesto Gallo Center For the Arts Redwood Cafe, Modesto Crocodile’s, Modesto Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto P. Wexford’s, Modesto Kaiser Dale Rd, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Sabatino’s, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Surla’s, Moesto 212 West F Street Hughson Library Salida Library Modesto Library A&W, Modesto Great Valley Museum Battered Beaver, Oakdale Shooters Pub, Clarion Modesto Boardroom, Modesto Church of the Brethren, Modesto Great Valley Museum Rivets Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Yosemite Lanes, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Surlas Restaurant, Modesto A&W, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Redwood Cafe, Modesto Oakdale Library The Fruit Yard, Modesto Torii’s Orangeburg Modesto CAF Central Valley Squadron Do Good Distillery, Modesto Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Crocodile’s, Modesto Shooters Pub, Clarion Modesto 10th Street Plaza, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Nino’s Place, Modesto Gallo Center For the Arts VFW Hall Modesto Carnegie Arts Turlock Chevron, 815 Kansas Ave, Modesto Rite Aid, Pelandale & Sisk, Modesto Other Place, Modesto A&W, Modesto Stanislaus County Fair, Turlock Oakdale Bicycle Shop Battered Beaver, Oakdale Modesto Library Speakeasy, Modesto Carnegie Arts Turlock Donoby’s, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Rookies Sports Bar Manteca A&W, Modesto Climax Bar, Modesto 212 West F Street Shooters Pub, Clarion Modesto Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Oakdale Bicycle Shop Crocodile’s, Modesto Nino’s Place, Modesto Gallo Center For the Arts Cruisers McHenry & Kiernan Deva Cafe, J St, Modesto Surla’s, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Eagles Hall, Modesto 2307 Fourth St, Hughson Ridgway’s, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto 295 Cherry Lane, Manteca Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Gallo Center For the Arts Denny’s 1525 McHenry Avenue Panera Bread, Turlock The Udder Place, Turlock Ralston’s Goat, Modesto Crocodile’s, Modesto VFW Hall Modesto The Boardroom, Modesto The Chartreuse Muse, Modesto Salida Library P. Wexford’s, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Sutter Gould Office, McHenry Village Keyes Library The Udder Place, Turlock Tilted Turtle, Modesto Modesto Library Modesto Library Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Modesto Senior Center Mancini Hall, Modesto

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Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Magic Frontier Tournament Modesto Nuts Name That Tune Nick Campos Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Successful Thinkers Network Mtg Sweet Lu’s Open Mic Tilted Tuesdays w/DJ Tease Tipsy Tuesdays Toastmaster Supper Club Trivia Tuesday Turlock Seniors Dance Ukelele Funstrummers Jam Wee Move & Play Wiggle Worms Yoga with Rosa August 30 80s night/DJ Gully Art Class with Patrick Barr & Kristin Moore Australian Pink Floyd Country Dance Lessons Creole Jazz Kings Figure Drawing Drop In Free Knit and Crochet Class Free QiGong Class Ha Sauce with Anthony K Horseshoe tournament IE The Magician In One Accord Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Mini Car Show Modesto Nuts Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner Open MIc Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime Riverbank Golden Ages Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong Velvet Creamery Car Show WCPL Poker Wednesdays Wee Move & Play Wig Out Wednesdays Wiggle Worms Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday August 31 Beer Flight Night Casanova’s Night Club David Dow and friends jam session Johnny & Kelly Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Karaoke/Lip Sync Kyle the Great Line Dancing Live Music Modesto Nuts Oakdale Museum & History Center Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Spanish Preschool Storytime Strawberry Music Festival September 1 1st Friday Craft Grab Battered Beaver Live DJs DJ Tease Funstrummers Gig Band Rehearsal Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program Hot Club Faux Gitane Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Again Live Music Mattea Overstreet Modesto Nuts Neil & Matt Neil Buettner Oakdale LEGO Day Rick Barnes Science Night Strawberry Music Festival Synergy and Dubbest Tasting Room Open Teens Rockin’ Jump The Weekend Dance Party Unplugged Live Music VFW Hamburger Night Village Dancers of the Valley

Rivets Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Utopia Games and Collectibles John Thurman Field, Modesto Twisted Pig, Modesto Maxi’s at DoubleTree, Modesto Ceres Library Denair Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Round Table, 3848 McHenry Sweet Lu’s. Ceres Tilted Turtle, Modesto Shooters Pub, Clarion Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry Avenue P. Wexford’s, Modesto 11914 Cahill St, Turlock Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Ceres Library Modesto Library Patterson Library Boardroom, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Gallo Center For the Arts The Udder Place, Turlock Shooters Pub, Clarion Modesto Mistlin Gallery Modesto Waterford Library NTouch, Modesto Pizza Factory, Turlock Shively’s Bar & Grill, Oakdale Rivets Modesto Strings, Turlock Ridgway’s, Modesto Velvet Creamery Modesto John Thurman Field, Modesto Sabatino’s, Modesto P. Wexford’s, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Empire Library, 18 S. Abbie, Empire Keyes Library Keyes Library Newman Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library 3600Santa Fe St, Riverbank First United Methodist Modesto Velvet Creamery Modesto Titled Turtle, Modesto Ceres Library Tiki Lounge, Modesto Salida Library Redwood Café, Modesto Maxi’s at DoubleTree, Modesto Redwood Cafe, Modesto Crocodile’s, Modesto Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto P. Wexford’s, Modesto Kaiser Dale Rd, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Sabatino’s, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Surla’s, Moesto John Thurman Field, Modesto 212 West F Street Hughson Library Salida Library Modesto Library 17807 Westside Road, Tuolumne Tri-Chromatic Gallery, Modesto Battered Beaver, Oakdale Boardroom, Modesto Church of the Brethren, Modesto Great Valley Museum 10th Street Plaza, Modesto Rivets Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto O’Brians Tavern, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Surlas Restaurant, Modesto John Thurman Field, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Redwood Cafe, Modesto Oakdale Library The Fruit Yard, Modesto Great Valley Museum 17807 Westside Road, Tuolumne New Frontier Club, Patterson Do Good Distillery, Modesto Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Crocodile’s, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto VFW Hall Modesto Carnegie Arts Turlock

CALENDAR AU G U S T BLUES NEWS 3rd The Subdudes at Moe’s Alley in Santa Cruz 11th Sonny Landreth at Harlows in Sacramento 12th Poorhouse Millionaires at the Bourbon Barrel in Sonora 12th Rob Hill Band at P.Wexfords in Modesto 13th Anthony Gomes at Moe’s Alley in Santa Cruz 13th Rob Hill Band at Ralston’s Goat Special Guest Ray Vazira 18th Doyle Bramhall II at Center for the Arts in Grass Valley 19th Poorhouse Millionaires at the Beer Train on Oakdale 24th Guitarsonists featuring Chris Cain, Daniel Castro, Mighty Mike Schermer at Kuumbwa Jazz Center in San Jose 26th Big Earl and the Cryin’ Shame at Mango’s in Sacramento 27th Rob Hill Band at Ralston’s Goat Special Guest Charles Ryan

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GO DOWTOWN MODESTO

Open Early!

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

Open Late!

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

Parking

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

Try a Cab

It’s getting easier to catch a cab, both to downtown and home from downtown. Why deal with driving and parking? Take the easy way...

Go Modesto It is that time of year friends! The Annual Minnie’s Luau is not to be missed.  This is the traditional Polynesian luau, grass skirts, Mai Tais, Jerks, Roasted Pig and all of your favorite Minnie’s treats and friends.  Don’t miss this fun time.  You can even learn to Hula.   Sept 2.   Call Minnie’s to reserve your spot.  209-524-4621 The I Am Project is a multimedia exhibit showcasing the faces and stories of Center for Human Services (CHS). Join our community on August 8th from 5:30 pm to 7 pm at Deva Cafe in Modesto for the unveiling. The I AM Project celebrates the humanity of individuals involved with CHS through photos, words that define their stories and video.   Next up, Edible Extravaganza Sept 7 – Modesto Center Plaza   https://www.centerforhumanservices.org/  Wow man, the Summer of Love is 50 years old this month.  And, like wow man, there will be a really cool psychedelic happening at the State Theatre, filled with good vibes, peace and like love man. Far out.  For 4 Sundays, the State will be trippin, beginning July 30 with the Monterey Pop Film.  Aug 6  will feature the film Valley of the Dolls, Aug 13 features the Fearless Vampire Killers.  August 18 will be a fun day at the State as Tim Lechuga will be playing is cool trippy bowls, guitar with tiedye fun and the film will be Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, featuring Peter Frampton and the Bee Gees beginning at 6 p,.  Check out more info about these and other State events at: www.thestate.org

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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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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You’re at the Heart of What We Do. This June, Doctors Medical Center performed its 20,000th open heart surgery—and we couldn’t have done it without putting our hearts into it every step of the way.

Are you at risk for heart disease? To take a heart health assessment, visit: dmc-modesto.com/ for-patients/health-risk-assessments

AWARD-WINNING HEART CARE • American Heart Association / American Stroke Association’s Get with the Guidelines Heart Failure Gold Plus Award Recipient • AHA Mission: Lifeline(R) Receiving Center Gold Level Recognition Award Winner for Heart Attack Care • Recipient of the American College of Cardiology Foundation’s NCDR(R) ACTION Registry(R) - GWTG(TM) Platinum Performance Achievement Award for Heart Attack Care - one of only 197 hospitals in the US to receive this award • Accredited as a Chest Pain Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers - First hospital in region to receive designation • Joint Commission’s Top Performer on Key Quality Measures(R) distinction for heart attack and heart failure recipient • Accredited as a Mission: Lifeline(R) Heart Attack (STEMI) Receiving Center by the American Heart Association - First hospital in California to receive this accreditation

1441 Florida Avenue Modesto, California 95350 (209) 578-1211

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