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HAPPY HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS – Page 16 12 DAYS OF STAR WARS – Page 8 ALIEN COCKTAILS – Page 8

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DECEMBER TOP TEN

December 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20   The Nutcracker – Gallo Center December 19 -  Winter Dance Party – John Mueller as Buddy Holly – Turlock Theatre December 5 -  Opening Night Rockin’ Holiday, Downtown Holiday Parade, Tree Lighting   December 21 – Dave Koz Christmas – Gallo Center December 18 – John Clifton Blues Band Show – ModSpot December  4, 5  Warren Miller -  Chasing Shadows – State Theatre benefit for Society for Disabilities  December 21, 22, 23, 24 -  Christmas Movie Week – State Theatre December 11 – SantaCon – Downtown Modesto December 19, 20  Posada Navidena – Gallo Center December  3,4,5, 11, 12, 13  - The Whipping Man – Prospect Theatre Project

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All month long – Skating at Modesto on Ice Daily :  www.modestoonice.com for hours Rockin Holiday with Rockin Santa and the Elves, Snow music and more   Thurs – Sat  5:30 – 9:30 Weather Permitting   To get details and up to date information on these Top 10 events, please check out the following places and follow us on Twitter so you are always up to speed: Modestoview.com • Facebook.com modestoview • Twitter.com/modestoview • Instagram #ModestoView • Radio 1360 KFIV AM

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GREETINGS

Greetings Modesto Friends! Isn’t it so cool that the entire world is talking

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GREETINGS VIEW STREET VIEW ART VIEW BREW VIEW PERFORMANCE VIEW CHEF VIEW UNPLUGGED VIEW ARCHITECTURE VIEW ROCKABILLY VIEW INTER VIEW ALL AGES VIEW BIG VIEW MAMA VIEW AUTHOR VIEW POETRY VIEW JAZZ & BLUES VIEW ZEN VIEW BLUES VIEW FIT VIEW POETRY VIEW BARGAIN VIEW CALENDAR VIEW REAR VIEW

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about something that was created by a person from ModestoUSA? From the north pole to the south, Star Wars is everywhere, dominating the Disney parks, pop culture and heck, the entire galaxy. Even the galaxy next to us is talking about it. Read further in this issue to learn the new 12 Days of Star Wars Christmas we created. Using the Force for a Rockin’ Holiday where Princess Leia skates to the Star Wars theme with Rockin’ Santa on Ice in our own local galaxy makes Modesto one of the best places to be this holiday season.  Sure, you can go stand in lines with hours of traffic to ice skate in SF this season, but instead, you can explore downtown Modesto, enjoy fabulous food and drink, catch some falling snow with Rockin’ Santa, catch a great movie about the Modesto of Tattooine and skate into the dark of night and hyperspeed your way home, well ahead of your friends that are still stuck on the Bay Bridge.   Yes friends, we have one awesome month on our hands, and we even have 34” of snow in the mountains at the nearby ski areas.  Are you as excited as I am for this holiday season? Friends, ModestoView has always taken the lead in what we need to help make Modesto better.   We have been championing the need for 10th St to be a beautiful promenade from the Doubletree to the Gallo Center and created the Modesto Historic Cruise Route with a tourist walking tour.  We helped create the very first parklets that have now lead to the remodeling of 10th St to attract new business and create better foot traffic.  Last year ModestoView with Sierra Pacific and Collins Electric reimagined the world of our retro Christmas holidays and presented Rockin’ Christmas.  That was so fun that Jerome and Andrea Murray created Modesto On Ice to be in downtown Modesto

as new businesses are popping up on 10th and 11th St. We now have some momentum.  This year we make a new mark creating a new 50 foot tall Rockin’ Tree that we will light up on December 5.  We are creating a gathering place, home for music, art, fun, families and visitors from around the world.  Yes, friends, we can all make a difference and that is what makes me so proud of ModestoView and our ViewCrew supporters, we can all work together the be the change we want for our city.  We ask you to join us, come downtown and celebrate with us.  Change your habits, stroll our streets that have new lights and decorations and most importantly, tell a friend and spread the word. Stop and thank our ViewCrew writers, as they do this for their passion for a better Modesto. We are the solution. We are all the ones that change forever how and what people think about Modesto.  We need to encourage people that don’t get involved to do so.  So let’s explore, let’s shop local, let’s walk our streets, let’s ride our bike trails and let’s work together to really do something that changes our city forever.  We can do it.  Thanks to each and everyone of you that pick up this magazine, log on to ModestoView.com,

This is the original “Parklet” we created that started the 10th St Place transformation  hashtag your Instagrams #modestoview as we are creating a new buzz and our readers are clearly the best people in our region.  Thanks for patronizing the businesses that advertise in ModestoView as they make it possible for us to spread the good word and fulfill our mission to “Serve Civic Pride Daily”.   Who knows, maybe your kids or friends will move back home and make a career here like my kids have done.  Wouldn’t that be a great holiday wish? Thank you all for being a part of this and contributing.  We can way to see what we all can do together next year and I, on behalf of all of our ViewCrew wish you and yours the happiest of holidays and a Happy New Year. Best to you all, Chris  Murphy Publisher and Founder, ModestoView 209-534-1704

On the cover

Rockin’ Santa takes Princess Leia on a skate. All of the judges gave them a 10.0 Our amazing photo artist Michael J Mangano created this amazing cover with our own Mike Allsup and Kimberlee Dickens as Leia as they show their skating skills at Modesto on Ice.   

We are Winners!

ModestoView has won 3 fantastic national MarCom design awards! We are so very honored as we create ModestoView each month and every day online to celebrate Modesto and showcase the positive and good about our community.  That being said, it is especially wonderful to win a design award for doing this.  What does this say about Modesto? It means that there are so many good things happening in our community that we can make a magazine about it and the people, places and things in Modesto deserve awards.  This is only possible with the amazing talents of Michael J Mangano, our amazing Photo Director and our Creative Director Pete Grimaldi, both of whom take our crazy ideas, cocktail napkins sketches and make it real, an real pretty.  My deepest thanks go out to these guys for their amazing creativity, skill and teamwork.  – Chris Murphy

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14 Years and Counting! For the 14th consecutive year, Memorial Medical Center has been named a Consumer Choice Award winner! You’ve said we are Stanislaus County residents’ Most Preferred Hospital in overall quality and image for 2015, based on a composite score of four categories: best overall quality, best image/reputation, best doctors and best nurses. Knowing that our work makes a difference strengthens our resolve to continue to provide safe, quality, affordable care to everyone seeking our help.

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PUBLISHER INFORMATION

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Let’s take a walk! By Chris Murphy

PUBLISHER Chris Murphy chrism@modestoview.com MANAGING EDITOR Brandilyn Brown SALES AND ADVERTISING Advertising@modestoview.com DESIGN, LAYOUT, & ART PGrimaldi, Creative Art Director / Designer Peter Grimaldi Contributing Artist Michael J. Mangano SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGERS Madison Murphy – Adobe Specialist Abbey Murphy – Berkeley Correspondent Russ Allsup - Hollywood Correspondent CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Jim Christiansen Aaron Rowan Kaye Osborn Jennifer Allsup Middagh Goodwin Efren Martinez Mike Vanek Javier Lopez Leia Johnson Dana Johnson Earl Mathews Mary Layton Monica Barber Ken White Blia Vang Brandilyn Brown Brianna Mooney CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Efren Martinez Diane Moody Michael J Mangano Philip Johnson Rudy Lopez

This time of year is gorgeous! Fall as we go into winter is one if the best times to take a walk. The homes are decorated and it is fun to go explore neighborhoods you don’t normally visit.    Ride your bike or walk through the big treelined streets in the College Area or around Graceada Park.  Modesto has planted so many trees that are now mature and canopy the entire streets.  As the leaves turn and fall, they open up the night skies.    As we enjoy this holiday season, one of the most surefire ways to stay fit is to walk.  Worried about those big holiday dinners or did you go crazy at Thanksgiving? Get out and take a walk.  Not only will you stay fit and feel good through the holiday season, you might find a new neat neighborhood, meet new friends and have a whole new view of Modesto.  Send us your fall pics to photo@modestoview.com or share them in Instagram #modestoview and we might use them in our magazine or online

Great Graffiti Gifts!   Show your Modesto cruising pride and stop by our downtown ModestoView lounge and see the cool gifts from Modesto Graffiti USA. There are cups, t-shirts, Onesies for babies, shot glasses and so much more.   Get in your holiday Graffiti groove, take a break in our diner lounge and catch up on the latest issue of ModestoView. 

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Be part of the “Bread” crowd. The hottest ticket in Modesto isn’t some velvet rope, backstage passes or front row seats, but it is the super hot and in demand Alchemy Bread company. Fresh, delicious organic bread made daily that sells out almost as fast as Bonnie O’hara can bake it.  To avoid regular sell out disappointment, you can get on her weekly bread subscription and get ready for special delivery. You might even see her on her bike.   www.alchemybread.com/

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ART

Artist Vern Fergel at Carolyn Huff Gallery

Winter Gifts

by Jim Christiansen The Winter Gift buying season is upon us. I hope you will consider getting “Original Art”. I have Art in the Mistlin Gallery CCAA members Home for the Holiday Show.   This year, the show has a price range low to high, in various styles, all by local artists.  The art is for sale, available to take home upon purchase.  Check in at the docent desk for payment options and details.  The docent desk is also where artists sign up for shows, classes, or get information.  Have patience, the docents are volunteer members of the CCAA. More holiday art options across the downtown Art Walk landscape include: Chartreuse Muse, Peer Recovery Art Project, Modspot, Crow Trading, The Artists Loft at Slaters, Carolyn Huff Gallery, and more.  A reminder, the Stanislaus Artists Open Studio Artist registration ends January 15.  The steering committee took a trip to Turlock’s Second Thursday Art Around Town, stopping at Carnegie Arts Center to marvel at the Mucha exhibition and companion shows that run into mid-January. We also checked out the upstairs theater, lecture hall, now also used for their Music Series. Hot Club Faux Gitane will perform there December 8.  We stopped at the Main Street Gallery and Building Imagination Center.  Very Impressed with the printmaking demo by CSUS Student art club, and displays inside. Students have an additional art stop downtown, where they shared portfolios with us.  We visited First Street Gallery and Frame Shop, and caught the current displays, and over 50 artists Miniature Show that runs to December 19.  My first time to this Turlock Art Event. 

Interaction with the Stan State Students was part of our Open Studio Tour objective, working out ways to get more artists, art programs and venues onto our Open Studio event map.  www.stanislausaos.wordpress.com I was late to the November Downtown Art Walk, so here’s a note on what I missed.  Trevino’s Barber Shop had lamps and sidewalk display, pretty well attended.  Jennifer and I ran into MJC Art Club students at various stops.  Preservation Coffee had colorful show I could see from across the street.  PRAP and ModStop looked stocked for Mod Shop.  We got to Still Smoking Late, but I saw the photos of Gerardo Alatorre at work on new body painting demo.  I did get to meet Vern Fergel, and his colorful watercolors at Carolynn Huff Gallery at 13th and K.  Vern is a retired architect and I believe featured all month.  Art Walk Is December 17 this month.   Art at work in the community: the Art Scholars, Youth at Risk program conducted at Mistlin Gallery.  Artist referrals end this month, and the classes of this program helping 7th to 12th grade students, will start up its new session in January, with exhibition in April.   For information, contact Henrietta Sparkman or Betty Jean Reynolds through Mistlin Gallery. If interested in Figure Drawing, the Mistlin Gallery hosts life drawing sessions on a weekly

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basis, in two hour sessions with live model, 7 to 9 pm. Most recent one I attended had 22 artists. .  This is a weekly offering we hope to continue into the New Year.  Walk in attendance, and $10 fee, bring your own materials. The Barking Dog Hallway and Bathroom galleries now up to 78 sketches on the walls, and growing.  Most are mine, but include 4 by Chris Murphy of the music events that go on at Barking Dog.  This column started in November, 2007, so this is the first Art View to continue the string since my writing anniversary.  CHEERS.

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BREW

In a bar, far far away.... BrewView Episode XII: Galactic Cantina Edition by Christopher Mitchell and Brandilyn Brown It is a period of civil wonkiness. Drunken vagrants have managed to steal secret plans to the Empire’s ultimate drinks. Pursued by sinister agents, this month’s drinks race into your homes to restore freedom to the galaxy…or something. “Drink It, You Must” Rum with sweet and sour ice cubes, blended       “Who’s Your Father?” Tequila with black lava salt                                         “Where Its AT-AT” Jäger with coffee ice cubes

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PERFORMANCE A Time to Perform in December

by Kaye Osborn The last month of 2015 has arrived! Isn’t it amazing how quickly it comes every year!  So, we need to cherish each moment of every day!  This month fills up with lots of different events:  school performances, parties, shopping, baking and decorating.  Take time to enjoy some local productions and embrace the season with music and song. Here’s what happening in our neck of the woods! Prospect Theater Project  The Whipping Man:  December 4- December 13 Very cool intimate theatre.  You will love it and they have a bar. Constellations: Sunday, December 20: 2 PM A Reader’s Theater event For more information: call (209) 549-9341 or visit their website prospecttheaterproject. org

McHenry Museum FREE Dickens Faire Children’s Event Saturday, December 5: 9 AM- noon Get there early to decorate a snowman sugar cookie and an ornament. Meet some of the talented Central West Ballet Dancers and Modesto Junior College cheerleaders! Then visit the Farmer’s Market and the beautiful McHenry Mansion!  Remember, to come back for the electric light Christmas parade, tree lighting and Rockin’ Holiday celebration in 10th St Plaza. Second Saturday at the McHenry Museum Stroll through the beautiful Christmas decorations with friends and family!

Dec. 6: 2 PM and 4 PM The Elves and the Shoemaker   CWB The Nutcracker Dec. 11- Dec. 20th Check out the complete listing at galloarts. org   Modesto Junior College Welcome to the Hotel Paradiso: Little Theater Dec. 2-Dec. 6  The Night Before Christmas: MJC Auditorium: family holiday Choral Concert For tickets:  Auditorium Box Office:  (209) 575-6776

Gallo Center for the Arts – Dec 2 Big Bad VooDoo Daddy Holiday Show  Dec. 4 & 5 :  It’s a Wonderful Life: Radio – This is truly a walk back in time as you are transported back to the days of radio for this performance, complete with sound effects and everything. This sold out last year so don’t miss it. December 4 &5 MSO Holiday Pops with special guest performances by

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The truth of the matter is that the sugar plum is not a plum at all, nor does it contain any plum-like substance. The sugar plums of Christmas fantasy are in fact sugar, and any resemblance to plums is entirely superficial! Well, it still had me at SUGAR! ‘Tis the season to taste all that is sweet and rich in dreamy flavors! Merry Christmas Modesto Viewers! Whether you have been naughty or nice I’m sure you can explain, right? Haha! I’m also thinking your sweet tooth will get the best of you this holiday season. Myth: The average person gains 5-10 lbs. during the holidays. According to most studies on the subject, the average person gains one to two pounds from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day. Therefore, given this glorious new information I‘m delighted to share with you where you can indulge on endless desserts on even given Sunday all year round! The Fruit Yard’s Sunday brunch boasts 2 sprawling tables covered from end to end of confections galore! Before arriving at the dessert tables, you will pass through a loaded salad bar, a biscuit station, several food warmers with a parade of choices from eggs benedict to sautee’d NY steak, French toast sticks to potatoes, bacon & sausage to chicken fried steak, all leading to the fresh seafood like crab & shrimp conveniently located next to the self-serve drawn butter! Yes, my daughter Amanda & I braved it past that to the omelet station where a chef was waiting with linguica, spinach, peppers, mushrooms, and more to create each of us an individual omelet to our liking! Right when our plates appeared to be full, I glanced down

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at a carnivore’s dream, a prime rib! The chef with a willing carving knife in hand slicing me off a thick & juicy slice of meat! Mmmmm so Dana~licious! I know, I know, we should be full by now when in fact we happen upon the dessert tables! Give me an empty clean plate I’m going in! Apricot bars, baked apple bites, cinnamon rolls, pumpkin pie bars, peanut butter cookies, chocolate cream puffs, berry pastries, and then I spy this little square that is covered in nuts and caramel, so I tried it. I almost wept! It was decadent, something had my taste buds dancing like those sugar plums in my head! Out of the corner of my eye I could see a young boy with a skewer in hand, spearing marshmallows &

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grapes that he placed into a fountain of melted chocolate! Beyond words at this point! I took my nut and caramel square & followed his lead! As close to a Wonka moment that I’ve ever had! My Amanda was looking at me as if I had totally forgot she was there, so I made it up to her with a cheese blintz covered in hot berries and powdered sugar! Modesto View Signature Question: Beatles or Stones? ME in the theme: “Brown Sugar” from the 1971 “Sticky Fingers” album of course! The Rolling Stones!!!

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Dana~licious Mini Chocolate Almond Cherry Cheesecakes 2 8oz block cream cheese, softened 1 c. sugar 2 eggs 1 tsp. almond extract 1Ž2 c. mini chocolate chips 12 vanilla wafers 1 can cherry pie filling Beat eggs, cream cheese, & sugar until fluffy. Place wafer in paper or foil muffin liner inside muffin pan. Fill almost to the top. Bake @ 350 for 20 minutes. Allow the cheesecakes to cool. Then top with cherry pie filling. Chill at least 30 1 hour before serving.

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UNPLUGGED The NFL (Nifty Fiddling Lady) Sunday Ticket by Aaron Rowan The NFL (Nifty Fiddling Lady) Sunday Ticket This is the way the 2015 Modesto Unplugged concert series ends. Not with a clang, but with a timbre. On Sunday afternoon December 6, bluegrass fiddle superstar Megan Lynch Chowning is going to whip up a whirlwind of music for us, not unlike the twister that recently visited our county. Megan has been touring with country music stars Pam Tillis and Lorrie Morgan for a few years now, along with her songwriter friend Mary Sue Englund, who is joining her for this short California run. Their Modesto appearance will take place in the cellar at Greens On Tenth, 953 10th St., which has recently completed its remodel and expansion to become a multi-purpose event venue. We’ve enjoyed holding a string of beautiful concerts in their cellar for the past eight months, and Mary & Megan are the perfect finale for our run of presentations there. Doors will open at 2 PM and the concert kicks off at 3. General admission is $20. Megan scored her seventh National Fiddle Championship earlier this year, and has won the California Fiddle Championship six times. She and her fiddle students have also earned state championships in more states than I have even traveled to; and she has garnered an IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) Award, among numerous other honors.  She’s the Lance Armstrong of the fiddle, in other words. Perhaps I should not make that comparison - she might be accused of doping with the blood of Antonio Stradivari himself (his body is frozen right next to Walt Disney’s, you know, so it’s not impossible.) Megan is the founder of FiddleStar Camps in Nashville, and has taught the instrument at camps across the U.S., Canada and the U.K. Mary Sue Englund has appeared numerous times at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, and at venues around the world, backing up Pam Tillis on guitar, violin, piano and harmony vocals for the better part of a decade. Mary wrote and recorded her first solo album at 17, and has won the USA Songwriting Competition. This golden afternoon of bluegrass & country sounds will be far more entertaining than the

football game, I promise you. So remember: NFL stands for ‘nifty fiddling lady’ on this special Sunday. In a city where cover bands are king, the annual Elegy showcase stands out as a special tribute to those musical greats who have passed from this life during the past year. Overseen

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by MAMA Award winner Patty Castillo Davis, Elegy returns for the third time, with local songwriters honoring B.B. King, Allen Toussaint, Lesley Gore, Percy Sledge, Three Dog Night and more with their own renditions of classic tunes. This year Elegy will double as a benefit for the great local theatre outfit, Center Stage Conservatory, and will be held in their basement-level studio on Friday night December 18. Admission will be $10 and will include light fare, wine and door prizes. Center Stage is nestled inside the City Center building, 948 11th St. Doors open at 6:30 and concert begins at 7. Modesto Unplugged has quite a lineup of diverse musical offerings slated for next year in our new venue home. Our monthly series ‘Live At The GMC’ will premiere in mid-January at the Gottschalk Music Center on the corner of Burney & E St., just off downtown. Many different genres, and sounds from around the world, will be featured. Be sure to check our website, modestounplugged.com, for information on the series. Happy New Year to all!

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ARCHITECTURE

Bringing Tenth Street Back to Life by: Barrett Lipomi, AIA

December Movies

If you have been downtown over the past few months you likely have noticed city crews working on the block of Tenth Street between I and J Streets. However this isn’t your typical road project.   This section of Tenth Street has been a significant part of Modesto’s history from the bustling storefronts a century ago, to teenagers cruising this block in the late 70’s.  However in recent years vacant storefronts have replaced once thriving businesses and we are left with a block that has very little life.  This is all starting to change however thanks to collaboration between the City of Modesto and the Downtown Modesto Partnership. The Urban Design Group, part of the Downtown Modesto Partnership, has been working together with the City of Modesto over the past

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year to develop a plan to improve this block of Tenth Street. The goal of this project was not only to beautify the streetscape, but also to provide a safer and more enjoyable experience for pedestrians.  This block is significant not only because of its history, but also because it provides the final link between the Modesto Center Plaza and the Gallo Arts Center. The plan developed by the Urban Design Group and City of Modesto has now been realized on this block and addresses both the inter-

sections on each end of the block as well as the mid-block area. At the corners of the block, the pedestrian zones were bulbed out into the street creating urban parklets in what was once unusable space.  These parklets create fantastic gathering places that can be used by both the public and adjacent businesses.  In addition to their function as a parklet, these “bulb-outs” also shorten the distance of the crosswalk making it easier and safer for pedestrians to cross the street.  Trees in raised planter beds now line both sides of the street and they will mature to create a wonderful rhythmic canopy shading this block.  Lighting will also be added to these trees to provide a pleasant place to walk during cold winter evenings.  If you haven’t been down this block recently, I encourage you to take a walk and see the transformation.  It is very promising to see the City investing in this block and in the future of downtown.  My hope it that this project proves to be the catalyst needed to bring Tenth Street back to life.

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ROCKABILLY

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Rockabilly Rocks for Foster Kids and Downtown Fun by Jennifer Allsup

Union started giving to our community. By giving over 100 foster kids clothing for the winter months. M.F.C.U is still giving to the community . There are so many years and so many positive spirits in Modesto. We are the “City of Giving”! What makes us a strong community, to continue on those traits. My husband and I joined forces with Dana Walter of Daydreams and Nightmares to help out Mary. Mary has taken upon herself to reunite Foster Kids with their siblings at the holiday season. We help feed more then 500 families and supply coats. toys and clothing drive. This year we got so many businesses involved as a drop off spot for lightly used coats, New Toys and clothing for these families. If you have items to give, these fabulous establishments would love to see you giving. DID on J St, Direct Appliance on McHenry, Trevino’s Barber Shop on 10th, Twisted Pig on Floyd, Daydreams and Nightmares on 7th, Keller & Associates on Sylvan, US Bank on McHenry, City of Modesto 1010 10th St, Tangled T’s on Downey and Talk of the Town on H St. The thing that warms my heart is this gathering brings those children together with their siblings. Tis the season to be merry ! Amongst, the wonderful things Modesto people and businesses do for our community. Modesto View started three years ago giving back to downtown and surrounding areas . Yes,

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Rockin Holidays started three years ago at St.Stan’s Brewing Company. a,k,a, Hero’s. Which is a very fond memory for me and many others. Last, year we moved Rockin’ Holidays to 10th Street Plaza. This year will are making the plaza even more spectacular then last year. YES, the rockabilly music will return, the snow, the lights, and a new Rockin’ tree lighting in the plaza and of course Santa and his Elves will be full of jolliness. On Dec.5th the festivities in the plaza begin at 7:3010pm opening the night will be Tony T along with Tiffany Rose. Nights of MERRIMENT to follow will be from 5:30-9pm Dec10th Greasehound,  Dec 11th Love Core,Dec 12th Rocking Rick and the Rhythm Wranglers and Johnny Devil and his Sins, Dec 17th Star Wars night with the Lodge Pole Pickers and Gottschalks Band. Like a night at the Cantina, Modesto style.  Dec18th Greasehound and Dec 29th Rockin Rick and the Rhythm Wranglers with Johnny Devil and His Sins. Modesto Rocking Holidays will be the place to be this December. So come along for the ride ! Let it snow, Come dance, Get your ice skates polished. Check out what we have in store.   Leaving you this holiday season with words from Rockin’ Santa “There are people who will stand and watch the world go round, and there are people who will try to make it turn. If you wanna be the one to make another smile happiness a guaranteed return. There is a Place Called Home just around the corner” ~ Mr. A *Jennifer Allsup* *Sweet Pea Knickers Promotions/DAMSweet* *209-214-0137*

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This has been a busy year and so much has happened in Modesto and our surrounding cities. Each month, we interview someone that is making a difference in our community in some really cool way.   As we look back on 2015 and make our plans for next year, we wanted to check in and see how it all went.  Here are what the people in our community thought went great this last year.  We asked them all:  What do you think was the best thing that happened in Modesto during 2015? For me the best thing in Modesto in 2015 was the ongoing success of the Gallo Center for the Arts. The entire community is buying into it as an important venue of culture and entertainment. It is an anchor for growth in our downtown, which needs to be the area that defines our unique community spirit. Gary C. Nelson, Attorney/Musician   Best thing of 2015 ? I would take look at the Elephant in the room. Who’s wellbeing or interests are classed in the best category? That my friends depends ones class or social economic standing. Looking in particular to our downtown core district with all its nooks and crannies, the “ Finding our Way Home Summit”, a gathering of over 500 community members engaged in conversations about finding solutions that may impact Stanislaus County’s homeless and vagrancy epidemic was a highlight.   John Black CEO, L.E., Peer Recovery Art Project Incorporated   The camaraderie that is developing/emerging between community leaders, government, non-profit and faithbased organizations.  The communication that has fostered many community based initiatives, including those led by Stan Risen CEO and Ruben Imperial to address homelessness and other community concerns. Lonnie Davis, Hope Haven West/Uncle Lonny Presents   Modesto On Ice! To have ice skating in Modesto, on real ice, for the first time in 40 years, and to have it in Downtown Modesto attracting the entire cross-section of our community to the heart of our city... It’s hard to think of a more exciting happening in 2015 than this truly monumental event. Reggie Rucker, Engaged by Reggie Rucker

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Aaron & Amy Vickery The improvements on 10th St and the passing of the Community Benefit District.  I realize not everyone approves of the CBD but I believe it’s the only way we will be able to transform downtown into a place that is vibrant, safe, lively, clean and beautiful.  We have so much potential! Lynn Dickerson , Gallo Center for the Arts   My vote would be getting the Community Benefit District passed for Downtown Modesto.  That may seem like a simple thing but it’s something that will make a huge difference in the future in my opinion.  The Community Benefit District will secure the resources needed to help make Downtown safe, clean and enjoyable to our residents. David White, Stanislaus Alliance   I had a hard time picking one thing so I made a list of a bunch of great stuff and found themes. For me, 2015 in Modesto was about collaboration and partnerships. From amazing cultural and musical events to tackling important social issues, I feel like our community is getting better and better at remembering we’re all in this together. That came alive for me more than ever in 2015.  Kate Trompetter, Center for Human Services   I’d say the Elvis tribute show in June was one night to remember. Triple D teamed up with the fabulous Sensations singing group and played to a packed house at the State theatre!

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Modesto Boys & Girls Club So many talented friends came together that night to make it a success. Doug Robinett, Musician / Tile Contractor The planetarium at Modesto Junior College along with the new location of the Great Valley Museum.  I love the planetarium shows with one of the newest and most state of the art projectors in the United States. On science night they are able to show the sky in real time.  All the shows I’ve been to have started with a laser show with Beatles music who can beat that? Kelly Gregerson, Modesto Commerce Bank   The music scene in Modesto is the most important thing to me and the youth of Modesto are the future of that scene. At the beginning of 2015 Benz engineering made the rock ‘n’ roll warehouse available to the Valley Music Institute/VMIRocks youth rock music program.   This helped these young musicians be able to rehearse and perform in two highly professional rehearsal facilities. Hundreds of young musicians were able to experience the excitement, Camaraderie, confidence and skill building of a music program in a state of the art performance environment. An important milestone in preaching the gospel of rock ‘n’ roll!   Darin Morris, Musician, VMI Rocks   One of the best things that happened in Modesto during 2015 was music.  Don’t get me wrong, this happens all the time but this year

was exceptional.  The variety, the venues, not to mention the caliber of artists should be recognized and celebrated.  Whether it was Gallo Center for the Arts, Fat Cat, X Fest, Barkin’ Dog Grill or 10th Street Plaza, Modesto attracted nationally known musicians, in addition to showcasing local artists.  It was an impressive year for music in Modesto and I am eager to hear what is on tap for 2016!! Dana Ferreura , Congressman Jeff Denham’s Office   The 2015 event is the opening in of the Stanislaus County Boys and Girls Club on Modesto’s West Side, at the King Kennedy Center.  There are more children on waiting lists for after school programs on the West Side than such programs have space.  We desperately need to engage more youth on the West Side.  The West Modesto Club opened this summer with a soft opening that expected 30 to 50 children.  Over 175 have signed up and that number is growing.  The West Modesto Club is in the process of securing a 3500 sq. ft. modular building to accommodate the demand.  They have already produced positive results – improved behavior in many of the children and a safer Mellis Park.  Dave Gianelli, Attorney, Community Volunteer   To me, the Focus on Prevention Summit was the best thing that came out of 2015. Modesto’s growing concern over the plight of homelessness brought 500 people together for an entire day to focus on what can be done immediately and how we can prevent homelessness in the future. The County and City are working on a ten year plan to meet local needs  Many cities in California and all over the globe are looking at creative solutions to address the issue. What made the Focus on Prevention Summit stand out was the fact that the conversation wasn’t the typical “what they are doing” or “what government and nonprofits should do” but “what WE can do together” across sectors and belief systems. This will take a huge amount of energy and a lot of time but I have hope that we can change our situation. Amy Vickery, City of Modesto  This is just a few of the responses we were able to include in the Magazine.  More answers are featured on www.modestview.com and we will continue to collect answers all month.  If you want to send in yours, please email to info@modetoview.com   We want everyone to be a part of this.

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ALL AGES Happy holidays, I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! Let’s keep the spirit thriving for another month. In this article, I will be giving you 5 things to do to make your December better. I hope you can incorporate some of these ideas into your month. First you can donate! Out in the Vintage Faire mall the Soroptimist tree is stationed. This gives you the opportunity to make someone’s Christmas what it never has been by giving them toys and supplies that they need. It always brings my family closer and helps us become more thankful! There are also a lot of groups collecting cans of food, so be sure and contribute to feed the less fortunate. Second, you can spend time in the community. A great way to boost the holiday spirit would be going to the Hospice Lighting of the Christmas Tree on December 6th at Coffee & Briggsmore at 5pm. Another classic Modesto way of celebrating is going to the Christmas Parade on December 5th, downtown at 5:30pm and the tree lighting at Rockin’ Holiday in 10th St Plaza at 7:30. The friends of hospice will be turning the Gallo Center into a winter wonderland on December 4th and 5th. On Friday from

by Leia Johnson 10:30 AM to 2:00 PM there will be a designer Christmas trees auction, holiday luncheon and boutique. On Saturday from 8:00 to 11:00 AM there will be treats, gifts to purchase, and a special visit from Santa himself! To purchase tickets, go to http://www. hospiceheart.org or call (209) 578-6370. Third: Celebrate the arts! Go see The Nutcracker, a Christmas Carol, or Modesto Symphony choral program. All of these can be found on www. galloarts.com Fourth, spend time with family and friends! From November 21 to January 24, Downtown Motown will have an ice skating rink! Also downtown there are some groovy art studios that offer classes. This would be a great idea for a homemade gift! To register for the Mistlin Gallery, or look up dates, go to mistlingallery.eventbrite.com and to sign up for the Chartreuse Muse workshops, call (209) 522-0935 The Muse holiday workshops are geared towards children, and the Mistlin are families/children and some for adults. Finally, I encourage to buy your holidays gifts in local stores. We have so many cool stores downtown and McHenry Village so make a day of it! What better way to spend your holiday, than the best place in the world?

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time of year, but many need it all year long.   The best way you can help the homeless or those in need is to give to our local organizations that get food and shelter directly to those that need it. We have compiled a basic list of groups that we know for sure are getting your valuable and important support directly to those that need it with the lowest possible overhead.  ModestoView is always looking for the smartest way to lend a hand. 

Soroptimist Giving Tree Upper level – Vintage Faire Mall

Help a child have a happy holiday by choosing his/her name off of the Soroptimist Community Christmas Tree. Take a name tag, shop for a gift at Vintage Faire stores, (many have discounts if you show them the tree tag) and return the items to the Soroptimist booth. Volunteers will wrap the gift and deliver it to the child before Christmas Day. The Soroptimist booth and tree will be located on the upper level outside of Forever 21 and opens at 10 am most days through December 1.   

Toy and Coat Drives Salvation Army Needs You

The Salvation Army needs new, unwrapped toys very much this season. Bring your donations to 625 I Street (corner of 7th and I). The Salvation Army also needs basic essentials like toiletries, socks, sanitary products and more for the winter homeless shelter at the Berberian Shelter at 9th and D.  There is a Christmas dinner for all who come, Thursday, December 24, 11:00 a.m. at The Salvation Army Modesto Citadel, 625 I Street.  

Rockin Holiday Coat, Shoe and Toy Drive

All of the Rockin Holiday groups have linked up to make sure that the Foster Children of Stanislaus Country are receiving much needed items. Foster kids are some of the forgotten in our area and there will be pick up points at all of the Rockin Holiday events in downtown Modesto as well as drop boxes at the following locations.  Modesto DID (11th) Trevino’s Barber Shop (10th) Twisted Pig (on Coffee & Floyd) Daydreams & Nightmares (7th) Keller & Keller Assoc. (Sylvan) US Bank McHenry) City of Modesto (10th Street Plaza) Tangled T’s (on Downey) Talk of the Town Barber (H St)  

Toys for Tots

You can really make a difference and put toys on hands of kids in need. Our friends at KAT Country 103 are really helping a lot with this organization. http:// turlock-ca.toysfortots.org/local-coordinator-sites/lco-sites/default.aspx  

Fill the Boat

Join the Hawk December 12th at the Modesto Walmart on Plaza Parkway for the “Fill The Boat” Annual Toy Drive! Help Walmart & the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary with new unwrapped toys for the children staying at the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Central Valley! If you have a Toy, Coat or Food drive, please let us know and we will spread the word.  Events@modestoview.com

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Apres Skate Modesto.  

We have a new thing to do in Modesto. With the amazing new Modesto on Ice rink, it asks the questions, what are you going to do before and after your ice skating? Apres Skate anyone?    Rediscover downtown Modesto this holiday season.   It you haven’t been downtown in weeks, months or maybe even years, now is the time.   There are new holiday decorations on 10th St  thanks to Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group, Collins Electric and ModestoView.  There is a new 10th St landscape by the Downtown Modesto Partnership and there is an amazing Ice Skating rink at 11th and K and you will see a downtown that is all lit up and ready for you.   Fantastic restaurants, great shows at the State and Gallo Center, nightlife at local cafes, heated patios and cool boutiques for unique gift shopping.  It is not just in downtown Modesto, but all over our county there are great things to do.    For the latest in local holiday home lighting showcases, try this www.lightsofthevalley.com     If you know of something else going on, email us ASAP and we ill add it to our calendar events@modestoview.com  

Modesto On Ice

If you haven’t been yet, Modesto On Ice is your place for holiday enjoyment. This amazing real ice rink is covered, features night light show, snacks, photo booth and 90 minute skating sessions daily until mid January.  You can book your skate times in advance.  This will be the cornerstone of your downtown experience this winter. www.modestoonice.com So now that we have that covered, what to do  or Avant or Apres Skate?  

Dicken’s Faire & Modesto Certified Farmer’s Market Dec 5 - 7am-3pm

Take a step back in time! The McHenry Mansion will be fully decorated like a Victorian Christmas and there will be crafts and activities for the kiddos at the McHenry Museum. You may tour the beautiful McHenry Mansion, which will be decorated for the holidays as it was in Victorian Times. Docents dressed in period clothing, and stationed throughout the home, will be available to answer questions about the history and artifacts of this beautiful Victorian house.  There is no charge for the event.   Celebration of Lights Parade 5:30pm The theme this year is “Miracle on 10th Street”! Parade starts on I & 14th Streets. Following the parade will be the Rockin’ Christmas Tree Lighting in 10th Street Plaza, with Modesto’s brand new 50 foot tree. Ice skate at Modesto on Ice on 11th & K St, while you wait for Rockin’ Holiday to start!  

Rockin’ Holiday at the Rockin North Pole in 10th St Plaza

Fun for the whole family! We are take you back with rockin retro cheer and special vintage style décor to the original cruise route on 10th Street! Rockin’ Santa, his Rockin’ elves and his Rockin’ hot rod sleigh will be available for free photo ops for your family Christmas cards! Every half hour look up into the sky to see snow right here in Modesto! Sip your hot cocoa or your Irish Coffee, and eat your roasted chestnuts.  This fun family holiday party is not one to miss! Opening Night – December 5th with music fun and Rockin’ tree lighting after the parade. This continues every Thurs, Fri & Sat in December (weather permitting)

Shop local this year and as often as you can. We have so many creative people, cool people making great things and many of them make perfect gifts. Plus we have so many local restaurants, and food companies that offer gift cards and make gift packs you can give.  Some are online and some are at local markets, but most importantly, give them a try.  Here are some of the view crew’s fave ideas.  We will be sprinkling these all over our December issue.

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Rockin Holiday features our own Rockabilly music to get you in that toe tappin holiday spirit.

Dec 5th Tony Trevino & Tiffany Rose Band Dec 10th Greasehound Dec 11th Love Core Dec 12th Rockin’ Rick and the Rhythm Wranglers and Johnny Devil & His Sins Dec 17th Lodge Pole Pickers and a guest appearance from Gottschalks Band There will be Star Wars themed events too for the Premier at Brenden. Dec 18th Greasehound Dec 19th Rockin’ Rick and the Rhythm Wranglers and Johnny Devil & His Sins

Latkes & Vodka 8pm Congregation Beth Shalom, 1705 Sherwood Ave., Modesto. A Jewish celebration! $4 per person. 209-5716060 more info www.cbsmodesto.org. Spirit of Giving Run -Dec 12th - 7am Runners will receive a snowy start at the 6th Annual Modesto Spirit of Giving Run, Also features a wheelchair division. Start/finish line in Tenth Street Plaza with holiday vendor booths and festivities, including a FREE quarter-mile kid’s fun run where children 10 and under can chase the Grinch out of Modesto! Santa will be there too, so don’t forget your camera! Please support Modesto Gospel Mission by bringing canned food or monetary donations and receive raffle tickets to win great prizes. Cost to Register:  Adult 13+: $35 Child 12 and under: $20. Groups of 10 or more adults will receive a $5 discount per entry. Entries must be received before December 7th, 2015 to be eligible for group rate.  www.modestospiritofgiving.org/  

Brenden will feature a free Christmas movie with canned food donation. The Rockin’ Holiday festival will go on all day with lights and snow starting at 5:30 Christmas in Grandpa’s Barn

Dec 4,5,6, 11, 12, 13 Lorina’s Edible Garden, 17693 Enterprise Rd, Escalon 10am-4pm Come out for a special holiday at the barn! Loads of shopping, fresh produce and nuts, and tons of fun! Santa will be attendance with a campfire, Christmas music, scones and hot drinks.

Candlelight tours of the McHenry Mansion ‘Dec. 18th & Sun. Dec. 20th

Tours begin at 5pm and the last tour leaves at 8:30pm.| During the tours, visitors will see docents dressed in period clothing demonstrating Victorian life as it was during the holidays. One might see popcorn stringing, musicians, a gingerbread house being decorated and much more.  The Mansion is beautifully decorated for Christmas as it would have looked in the 1880s. McHenry Mansion is located at 15th and I Street, Modesto. Come take the family for a Christmas Tour!  

Christmas Tree Lane, Ceres

Every night in December, Moffett Road, between Henry & Thomas Avenues. Stop by your favorite café for some hot cocoa and cruise slowly down the streets of Christmas Tree Lane with your family to enjoy beautifully decorated houses! Start your new tradition this year!

Put the Mansion on your tree! One of our all-time favorite Modesto gifts is the McHenry Mansion tree ornament. We have given these as gifts and they are on the trees of all of our family members.  Make sure your and your friends’ trees have the mansion.   McHenry Mansion Gift Store  924 15th St, Modesto, CA 95354 209-549-0428

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Grinch movie! $6 general admission and $3 for students, seniors and children. Campus parking is free on weekends.  Tickets are for sale in advance at the Auditorium Box Office, (209) 575-6776   Holiday Lighted Bike Parade - Dec 19 Old Save Mart shopping Center near Five Points 6pm Decorate and light your bike and join us for a Leisurely YET Attention-Grabbing Ride through Modesto.  Meet up at 17th Street between H and I street next to Starbucks and Mr. Pickles.  Bring your friends and lots of bikes as there’s plenty of room to park if you are traveling far. Leave for a fun ride to see Christmas Light displays towards downtown and beyond. It is a lighted magical mystery bike parade.  Dress warm and festive!  Invite your friends! All bike types welcome.    Christmas at the Mansion – Dec 8 Join your special friends at the McHenry Mansion for a very special Christmas Tea. These are moments you will treasure for every with your loved one or kids.  Spaces still available at the 2 p.m. seating.  For reservations at $30 per person, contact Janie at 522-1739.  

Celebrate 2016 NEW YEARS EVENTS

mas Home Tour is the event of the season and is a fun raiser local civic project. Info at: www.omeganumodesto.org/ 

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As you sit with this magazine in your hands, is your head shaking about how fast this year went by? I know my head is spinning and just wishing it would all slow down, but it doesn’t.   Time Pictures With speeds by and you had better start thinking about what you are going to do on New Year’s Eve.    It is a timeFREE 5:30-9:30  less question and there are limited Rockin’ Holiday Nights number of babysitters, and if there were an Uber for babysitting, the rates Santa Con - Dec 11  are going up.     RAIN or SHINE! The NORTH POLE   is invading Modesto! Call it Santarchy, Remember – Plan on taking a cab, Santapalooza, or Santa Rampage.  He Menorah Lighting & Uber or Lyft or make sure you have a paints the town red, white, and green designated driver.  We want to make accompanied by eccentric elves and Chanukah Celebration dancing deers. Join up for a sozzled December 8  -10th St Place at 5pm followed by sure all of our ModestoView friends inspired hoopla that wreaks ‘merrya Chanukah party at Congregation Beth Sha- have a blast and stay safe.   ho’ all over the streets of Modesto.   lom @ 1705 Sherwood Ave. Modesto at 6:30. Here’s our list of participating downBoth events are free and for all-ages. Live mu- Here are some of the things you town bars! Firkin ‘n Fox 7pm-7:30pm sic, snacks, Chanukah games and more  www. should be thinking about as we Latkes and Vodka at Congregation Beth cbsmodesto.org for more info. cross the line into 2016.  Cheroot 7:45-8:15pm Fuzio’s 8:30-9:00pm   Shalom  Dec 5  8-11 Commonwealth 9:15-9:45pm Concetta’s 10Doubletree New Years’ Eve This may be one of the most fun fundraisers 10:30pm Speakeasy 10:40-11:20pm Tresetti’s Gallo Center for the Arts Extravaganza with Hot Club Faux Gitane and Kyle Barker 11:30- DONE Dec 1 - Point Of Grace Christmas Show: 1150 9th St, Modesto 7pm-2am Band.  Vodka, Wine Bars, Latke’s & Cocktail   7:30 p.m. Napa Room will be themed country & Foods with an outside heated tent venue.  Dec 2 Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s Wild And rock with cover band “Blue Line”. The Food, beverages & entertainment in both inArtsy Folks Boutique - Dec 19  Swingin’ Holiday Party: 7:30 p.m. Grand Ballroom will be transformed door/outdoor venues and a fundraiser silent Bethel One Church Campus -  Scenic & OakDec 4-5 “It’s A Wonderful Life: The Radio into a Winter Wonderland, and startauction. All proceeds benefit the CBS Youth dale  12pm – 6pm Play”: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Dec. 4-5; ing at 7:30pm a comedy show will Programs and The Jewish Community. www. For the 3rd year, this event will benefit 2 p.m. Saturday commence with Darin Frazier, Diane cbsmodesto.org Interfaith Ministries and our Feed Modesto Dec 4 - Modesto Symphony Orchestra Wong, Mark Gee, and Cheryl “The   Pantry, providing healthy groceries to over Pops: 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4; 2 p.m. Soccer Mom” Anderson. At 10:30 Omegu Nu Christmas Home Tour – Dec 5 Holiday 40,000 low-income residents and families in Saturday, Dec. 5; $15-$25. DJ Tease will play hits from the 90s Omega Nu is excited to celebrate their 28th Stanislaus County. Come enjoy our boutique Dec 17 - Opus Handbell Ensemble: 7 p.m. til now. Flamingo themed Casino with Annual Christmas Home Tour with four environment and shop handmade, vintage Thursday, Dec. 17; $8-$15. Rob Ely as Elvis Presley. Nick Cambeautifully decorated homes for to tour. items, make-and-take goodies, coffee, sweets Dec 21 Dave Koz & Friends Christmas: 7:30 pos will be covering a wide range Omega Nu pledges and high school volunand of course, art of all kinds p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21; $39-$79 of music. Raffle prizes will be given teers will serve more than 600 chicken phyllo   Dec 12-20  Central West Ballet “The Nutaway all night. Silkwood Wines will be lunches and guests are able to purchase Night Before Christmas  - Dec cracker”: 7 p.m. Fridays, Dec. 11 and 18; doing a wine and food tasting in the our famous shortbread, toffee, peppermint MJC East Auditorium 5 – 7 pm 2 p.m. Saturday-Sundays, Dec. 12, 13 and Skyline Room. Tickets start at $60.00 crunch, fruitcakes and fudge. Omega Nu’s eaThe Modesto Junior College Music Depart20; 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19; and go up to include extras includgerly anticipated special drawings make the ment presents “The Night Before Christmas, $19-$54 ing rooms. There are VIP, dinner and day of fun and excitement complete. Omega a family friendly program of traditional   hotel packages available to make it Nu members decorate the beautiful homes to Christmas music, favorite children’s songs, super easy. Best of all, you just stay and create scrumptious baked goods and prea musical setting of the poem “The Night overnight after the party. www.doublepare the delicious lunch. Omega Nu’s ChristBefore Christmas,” and excerpts from The treemodesto.com/new-years-eve   Crocodiles Black and White Party Let’s take this old school. You want to get down, get funky, and ring your New Year’s in the most classic way These are amazing, cool boom possible? Then you need to head boxes/external speakers made Locally roasted coffee is wonderful. These out to Crocodiles for their Black and from vintage luggage.  They even beans are amazing and you will savor White Ball.  They have one of the have Bluetooth! Find them at: every cup.  Coffee always makes a great biggest disco floors and you will have www.facebook.com/Regift for your friends, family or even yourself. a blast and party into 1999.  www. claimRD and @reclaimr http://beancountercoffeeroasters. crocodilesnightclub.com/ Continued next page com/

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Are you ready to rock your holidays? This Metal Christmas show is on Dec 19th, 6 pm  at The Other Place on Yosemite Ave. Featuring heavy metal band Solus Deus from LA; local bands - Forever Obscured, Stigmurder, and more. Get ready to up your game as they are having an ugly sweater contest, with a Starbucks gift basket for the winner. 

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Fire and Ice New Years Party Inside Clarion Inn 1612 Sisk Rd, Modesto 9pm-1pm Themed rooms mean several parties in one location with Valley Rhythm Section, DJ Jason Gully and Johnny Rocket and the Thrust! Drink specials all night. Room, party and dinner packages available. Please dress in Fire and Ice theme, women in red, men in white for the most fun.  For more information call 209-521-1612.  http://www.fireandicenye.com/   Neighborhood Church New Year’s Eve Comedy Blast 5901 Sisk Rd, Modesto  8:00pm to 12:00pm All ages event! $35 per person. Includes dinner, games, prize

give-away, comedy by Taylor Hughes, and midnight toast. For more information call 529-8900. Call (209) 529-8900 or www. yourmnc.com to purchase tickets Galletto Ristorante Guests are invited to ring in the New Year with a festive environment and gourmet food stations. We enjoy providing great live music and bubbles for our guests.  Please call for group and individual reservations (209) 523-4500  Redwood Café Party in grand style at the Vintage Gardens where it will be a Black Tie Masquerade Ball.  Rey Fresco will be performing live and there will be a 4 course dinner and party packages.  @ 8 pm  Experience the Champagne toast and balloon drop, prizes and more.  4342 Dale Rd 209-545-9248 Nino’s for 2016 People will come from miles around to party at Nino’s for New Year’s Eve and have a great time with Gotcha Covered Band. The joint will be jumping at 5219 McHenry from 9pm-1am! No cover charge, and Nino’s will be providing party favors and lots of snacks. Continued page 27

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NYE Masquerade Ball –  The Boardroom   PExperience the magic of a masquerade ball in fine style at the Boardroom in downtown Modesto.  Get in early and the cover is only $10 and you will be dancing all night long. Price goes up as it gets later. There will be treats, favors and drink specials for that special midnight celebration.   209409-8665 Located at 1528 J.  

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The Holiday Season By Middagh Goodwin

The year is almost over, we are officially entering the Holiday Season and it is finally getting a little chilly around the 209. Regardless of how you celebrate this time of year, gifts are going to be given and why not make those purchases right here at home. Over the last year several bands have released new material and all would make for a fantastic gift. If you need something heavy and loud check out the new albums by Zombie Death Stench, 17Ten, Sworn to the Black or Forever Obscured all have new material for Metal fans. Do you or yours like indie rock pick up new releases by Medusas, Pacific Lung and Boy on Guitar. They all have music available on vinyl and are well worth the price. KCSS released Take 1 a compilation of bands from all over the area in a 2 CD set. This is a great way to find out about new bands and support your local college radio station all in one fell swoop. Terrible Timing are a great SKA Punk band and has a new E.P. out and it

is fantastic. Way Grimace and Ronald Records are both local labels and have so much available that you need to check out their respective websites and start picking things up now. Most every band worth their weight in fans have T Shirts. Stickers or other merchandise that would also make for fun gifts and stocking stuffers. What about a picking up a gift certificate for a favorite venue or local restaurant? Barkin’ Dog, Deva Café, Queen Bean, Rebels, Minnies and just about all the other great local places that showcase live music. You can spend as little as $5 and are supporting local business at the same time. Tickets to a show large or small also make for thoughtful gifts, regardless if it is a show at the Gallo Center(Big Earl and the Cryin’ Shame tickets are still available for their CD Release show) the State Theater or for any of the great live theater and music events at the Prospect Theater.

and art in the 209. I started booking shows in 1986 while attending college and was a part of ASMJC. Over the years I have booked shows from Merced to Lodi, was a founding member of the Modesto Organization of Bands, on the board and booked events for the Central Valley Music Festival and ran the Plea for Peace Center in Stockton.  Look forward to the Brew Ha Ha continuing at Deva Café, shows planned at the Prospect Theater in Modesto and Rebels in Stockton. Plans are also to have live music and comedy booked in local venues as part Modesto Con July 9th and 10th and a few bigger events are in the planning stages to celebrate such a milestone few ever see. Hope everyone has a Rockin’ Holiday and a Happy New Year and remember friends don’t let friends miss out on great local events.

Do you have young musicians in your home? Did you know there are a few really great “Schools of Rock” in our area? What a better gift to give than the gift of music lessons. GK Music in Manteca and the Valley Music Institute in Modesto are both fantastic schools, that also group kids together in bands that eventually perform live all over the area. It

is really amazing how talented these kids are and is testament of the instructors and schools themselves. You just can’t go wrong, not only are you giving a great present, but you are supporting someone’s dream.  Speaking of dreams, in 2016 Beat Happy! Music will be celebrating 30 Years of music

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“Christmas Star”

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by Ken White

They sat on the curb across the street like three jaybirds, the thick Tule fog swirling around them. Not talking, not pointing, just staring. Transfixed by my Christmas tree, all lit up in the living room window, with the bright star on top. They were homeless. They had nowhere to go. But, for a moment, the tree took them back to a time and place when they were somebody else and Christmas was a celebration, not a day on the calendar when the shelter served turkey with all the trimmings. I felt sorry for them and realized how lucky I was. To have had a wonderful childhood, a caring family, a loving wife, great friends, and a supportive community so that Christmas truly was the most wonderful time of the year. I thought about offering them something – food, drink, a gift, but realized that might embarrass or offend them. Instead, I opened the curtains wider.

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Not everyone welcomes you, not in their country, not in their city, not on the streets where they walk their dogs, stopping only to let them urinate on trees. These are sacred lands, they say, and your hands are dirty. But my porch light is always on. My door is always open. I have a futon in the front room and a bookcase full of poetry from Levine to Rumi if you get bored. And there are picture books too, leftover from my children who have graduated to bigger words     like scared,           like starving,                like survival. My 7-year-old son has a bunk bed. He says you can have the bottom because he likes the top. It makes him

feel like an airplane pilot every night when he climbs into the cockpit of his bed where his dreams take flight. He’s even set aside stuffed animals for your sons and daughters who might want to cuddle something more than fear and the heartbreaking chill of despair. Our house is warm. I know the oceans you’ve crossed have been cold. Rain and winter have beaten your bodies down, but still you have the strength to keep your spirits up and moving. When you get to my house, there will be rest. There will be hot tea and dinner. There will be laughter. There will be safety. You will be home. At least, I hope it will feel that way if only for a moment.

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by Eric Benson “Doesn’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you got till it’s gone” Big Yellow Taxi, Joni Mitchell. Skip’s Music of Modesto closed their doors this month after being in business here for decades. Why you might ask? Well it may be the economy, buying online, less people playing music or buying at other locations in the area, whatever the reason it is loss for the community and a personal loss for me, The guys, you know the fellas; Gill, Travis, Mario, Tom and many others that not only sold you the merch but told you how to use it and helped you when you had a problem. Skip’s sponsored many showed many of us did over the years and loaned gear when I had an 11 hour problem with a show, fixed my piano with broken keys at a  jam session numerous times and helped when I needed advise in what to buy. Please support your locally owned music stores so they can thrive  and keep it happenin’ here locally. Think global, please shop

local. Blue Monday Christmas Party & invitational jam returns to the Barkin’ Dog Grill this year with special guests from all the Blue Monday bands that made the jam great!. We hope to be graced with Third Party Beatles Tribute, Big Earl and the Cryin Shame, Valley Rhythm Section, MCW Band, Ultra Lounge, DARC, Johnny rocket and Thrust, and others.  The second Monday Dec 14th will be hosted with house band, the Blue Monday Ultra Lounge Band.  Bringing back an amazing local front man vocalist, guitar and bass player Dave Souza. If you came last month you know Dave is amazing, with the Sensations last month rocked the house.  We will do doing some of Dave’s standards, R & B, Soul, Funk and Rock to get the party started. On Blue Monday the house band Ultra Lounge, the usual cast of criminals will accompany him will be: Johnny Valdes guitar, Tim Allen bass, vocals, Dave Hawks on drums, Eric Benson, Pat Governor on Keys, Andrew Rosenblum on horns and sax, and Jamie Dubberly trombonist and arranger.  The jam this month will features Jazz, R & B, Funk, Latin and a little of everything else with special guests sitting in for listening and dancing.  Show from 7 to 10:00 PM with

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crafts, farmers market in a tribute to a Victorian Christman. Lowdown on the jam session in the downtown: Barkin’ Dog Thursday night jazz jams with Dave Dow, Queen Bean Sundays open mike night also in an all age environment. Remember please support our local live venues for live music and the arts. So take some time out to hear some live music and the arts of our own town as well this month, think globally and act locally. All the best, peace out! Eric Benson, cell 209, 918-7033.

food and drink available in 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 Gallo Center for the Arts for Christmas brings in: Dec 2nd Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s Christmas show, Dec 18th Opus Handbell Ensemble, and Dec 21st; Dave Koz & Friends smooth Jazz Christmas. The Turlock Community Theatre is doing a Winter Dance Party with tribute to Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and the Big Bopper Dec 19th. Congregation Beth Shalom Dec 5th is doing Latkes & Vodka, get your designated driver on standby. And if Blues puts you in the mood, Mr. John Clifton and the Mofo Party Band are going to hit on Dec 18th at Peer Recovery Arts Project at 7:00. These guys play some down home Blues to sooth your soul, and to dance to too! And don’t forget the Dickens Faire in front of the McHenry Museum on Dec 5th with music,

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by Mary Layton

The holiday season is here again and everyone is extra busy with shopping, cooking, cleaning and projects around the house. Finally we can set aside time for close, as well as distant, family members, friends and collegues and have a good time. Whether you are surrounded by many or only a few people, by your pets or are alone during the holidays, the whole experience can still be overwhelming and personally challenging. Whatever the case may be, it’s all about how you set your mind. It’s always better to remember the things that we can be grateful for. As we look back on 2015, everyone has probably gone through some negative and some positive things. Keep the focus on the good stuff. Surprise yourself this holiday season and do something you normally would not do. Personally, I enjoy walking in one of the many beautiful parks in our area. The brilliant fall colors of our Modesto city trees are amazing! Seeing trees and the sky uplifts the spirit. Moving through the crisp air is stimulating and totally invigorating. Out of nowhere a good thought may come to en-

lighten you and cheer you up. It’s gotten pretty cold lately, but nothing compared to other parts of the country. Finally we got some rain. Thank God! In between storms we get beautiful sunny weather. We are lucky indeed. Still in a funk? How can you turn it around? Put candles around the house for a warm atmosphere. Just don’t forget to blow them out. Listen to music; it soothes the soul. People need love and warmth and that is what Christmas and the holiday season is about. Getting gifts for people or receiving them is only one way of experiencing love. There are many other ways to feel and express our innate and most essential asset : Love. Love is giving of yourself. Coming out of your reserve. Aside from celebrating the birth of Christ, why not celebrate your own life as well? Loving and caring for yourself and focusing on the positive will connect you to feelings of love. A Chinese proverb says: “We earn a living by what we do, but we make a life by what we give.” Merry Christmas, everyone! Make it the best ever; make it special. For more info go to taichi4modesto.com or call (209)572-4518

BLUES by Earl Matthews

Hello Friends, I hope you are all doing well and excited for all this wet weather we have waited so long for. I know folks in other parts of the world struggle with seasonal affective disorder, but we here in Modesto take our rain with a nice bit of sunshine so I hope you are feeling good and ready to get out and enjoy some of the fun shows and events going on the December around the valley. I am happy tell those of you who don’t already know about a friend of mine who has just released a new cd. It’s his first solo CD and it’s titled “Let Yourself Go”. The artist I am talking about is a fella by the name of John Clifton, you may already know John as the frontman for the Mofo Party Band from Fresno. John has been tearing up stages in the valley and around the world for many years now and is just back from his most recent tour of Europe.

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John Clifton is a man of many talents: he is a writer, producer, harmonica player, singer, guitar player and dynamic frontman. If you want to meet a guy “in the know” about music you need look no further; he can can tell you who wrote what when and on what label, whether it be Country, Blues, Rock or Rockabilly, John knows his stuff. So when I tell you that he is someone I look up to, you know it’s not put on. I have had the chance to open for, play with, and see John with the band he formed with his brother Bill many times and it’s always a treat.

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On Dec 18th John Clifton Blues Band will be performing at ModSpot on 13th and J St in Downtown Modesto. This is the first show at this new venue and what a show it will be. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. On December 4th in Turlock at the Vintage Lounge, B-4 Dawn Band with Terrie Londee will be performing R&B, Classic Rock and Blues for your dancing pleasure. Terrie and her band are a hard working band who play all over Cen Cal and are not to be missed. Also on December 4th, Roy Rogers and the Delta Rhythm Kings will be playing at Black Oak Casino. Roy has been a staple at the biggest and best blues festivals in the world since I was a little boy. He has recorded with music legends such as John Lee Hooker and Allen Toussaint. Mr. Rogers is considered to be on of the greatest living slide guitar players in the world. I have had the pleasure of seeing him myself on a couple of occasions and I would recommend you do the same. On December 18th there is a benefit concert at (and for) the Lower Level Theater in Down-

town Modesto. Featured artist are Josh Davenport, Anthony Edwards, Patty Hughes and Patty Davis. There will be light food, wine and door prizes, too. $10 from 7 to 9. On December 19th you can catch Tony and the Tuff TImes over at the Barkin’ Dog Grill. On NYE, if you are looking to get your blues fix, look no further Stockton’s own Jeramy Norris and the Dangerous Mood will be out at Moores RIverboat in the Stockton Delta. Jeramy and the guys put on a great show and always pull a friendly crowd. It’s a guaranteed win for your new year celebration. To wrap things up, let talk about Jams. Jams the best place to go if you want to meet other musicians to start a new project of just hear some great spur of the moment music, live and alive. There are 2 now in this area that I know about. One is in Stockton on Wednesday nights at Garlic Brothers hosted by Jeramy Norris and the Dangerous Mood. The other is brand new and it’s at the Tilted Turtle in Modesto, also on Wednesday nights. Well folks, that’s all for me in 2015. I hope you have a great December and I hope to see you out at a show.

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FIT Staying Alive by Efren Martinez Well you can tell by the way he uses his walk he’s a racing man with no time to talk. When Bob Tennent takes his place at a race you can bet that he’ll be “Staying Alive” speed walking with no “Jive Talk’n.”  Eat your heart out John Travolta AKA (Tony Manero), with this 69 year old unlike any other racer, he’s a speed walker. Although some may think that pushing 70 might be a bit too old for racing, in Bob’s mind age is just a number and his racing finish times more than prove it. In fact you might have been past by Bob at any one of his local races. He’s the guy who speed walks to the finish line with his arms swinging in motion as if they were propelling him through the air. Although Bob may not consider himself a speed walker, more so “just a guy who walks faster, and farther than the average person.” It was back in on April 2, 2013 when a friend of his challenged Bob to walk the Modesto Peace Officer’s Memorial Half Marathon that was to

happen in September 2013. This was Bob’s first timed race and his goal was to finish in under 3 hours. He ended up crushing his goal with a time of 2:38:08. His amazing pace was 12:04 per mile. That’s smoking fast even for a run, but Bob wasn’t running or even jogging, he was walking. On November 1st, 2015 he participated in the Fresno Half Marathon Walk. He ended up doing extremely well with a finish time of 2:37:56, placed 2nd in 60-69 age group, 2nd in Master 50+ group, 3rd in Men’s Division and 3rd Overall/out of 130 walkers.  With such great times under his feet I asked Bob how often does he walk per week and what’s the distance?  He replied, “When I first started walking in April of 2013 the first week I started with 3 miles and did just 10 miles for the week.  By the end of April I had walked 49 miles.  Prior to the Peace Officer’s Walk in September I had walked 345 miles.  In the first

three months of 2014 I walked 639 miles and in 2014 I walked a total of 3004 miles. Now I usually walk 7 days a week, but normally don’t walk much the day before a race. The distance can vary from 3-5 miles a day to 12-15 miles when I have the time.  In the past three months August-October I’ve walked 700 miles.” What an inspiration to us all!  As we get older it’s even more important to stay active for one’s mind, body and soul. With that being said, I asked Bob if his overall health has been changed in anyway from his choice of fitness/walking. He said, “In January 2012 I weighed over 250 pounds and had a waist of

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Ho Ho Ho Holidays!

by Monica Barber Oh it’s the holidays again and it’s been an eventful morning! Ms. M is enjoying a warm day in Modesto and reflecting on her annual conversation with the man in red… Santa Claus. He’s been curious if the girls and boys in Motown have been good this year? Well Ms. M has put in a good word for you all on the condition that you spread a little holiday cheer wherever you can! The best way to spread cheer is to get out there! Spend the day enjoying the Christmas Season on December 5th. Kick of the day with breakfast with Santa at the Senior Citizen Center on Bodem St, followed up the Dickens Faire at the McHenry Mansion. This annual event never disappoints with Carriage rides, Kettlecorn, Hot Cider & Chocolate and tours through the mansion among craftsmen and vendors. Continue your day with the Modesto Christmas Parade at 5:30 pm. After you catch those pretty lights make your way down to the Downtown Plaza to take in the 2nd annual Rockin Holiday. This events includes photo ops with Mr & Mrs Claus, some good ol Rockabilly and snow. Don’t miss out on this fun event! Rockin Holiday continues through the month of December. Info: Breakfast $5 (209) 5775344; Dickens Faire: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. McHenry Mansion, (209) 549-0428; Parade -5:30 at the corner of 14th & I. Rockin holiday party - 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. (209) 577-5344  https://www.facebook.com/rockinholiday Make your way out to check out the first Central Valley Con which brings comics, card games, video games, cosplay, manga and anime culture to local audiences. Proceeds from this event will go towards Make-A-Wish and Modesto Gospel Mission. Check it out at

Modesto Centre plaza in costume or not on December 6th.10am-4pm. Tickets $7/door $5/ presale. http://centralvalleycon.com/ Don’t miss out on the fun at the annual SantaCon Pub Crawl on December 11th at Firkin and Fox. Get dressed up as Jolly ‘Ole St. Nick or simply enjoy drinking alongside Santa and his elves. Give cheers to making the good or bad list this year! 21+ only. https://www.santacon.info/Modesto-CA/ If you have ever cared to time travel stop in at the McHenry Mansion for a Night Candlelight Tour December 18 & 20th. The mansion rarely gives night tours so it’s an opportunity to walk through traditional Victorian Christmas décor. www.mchenrymansion.org Kiss off 2015 at a fabulous New Years Party! Keep it classy with a night at the Galletto New Years Eve Celebration. Ring in the New Year with a champagne toast with live DJ, great cuisine and company at this event. Info: Call (209) 523-4500 Don’t let your Holidays leave you holidazed! Spend them giving a lot of cheer! kisses, m.

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December 4 Annual Christmas Boutique & Faire Battered Beaver Live DJs Boy Girl Boy Brooklyn Christmas in Grandpa’s Barn DJ & Live Music DJ Arnie DJ Otto & Guests DJ tease DJ Tease Fantasy of Trees Fireball Fridays Gotcha Country Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program It’s a Wonderful Life Radio Play Jazz Ensemble Concert Johnny & Kelly Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Music Magic the Gathering Tournament Maxi’s Happy Hour Modesto On Ice Modesto Symphony Holiday Pops Modesto Symphony Orchestra Holiday Pops Neil & Matt Neil Buettner Rick Barnes Teens Rockin’ Jump The Weekend Dance Party The Whipping Man Theeb Tim Allen band VFW Hamburger Night Warren Miller’s Chasing Shadows Warren Miller’s Chasing Shadows Welcome to the Hotel Paradiso December 5 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 7th Annual Breakfast with Santa Annual Christmas Boutique and Faire Annual Pancake breakfast B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Battered Beaver DJ Awal Bilingual Preschool Storytime Brooklyn Celebration of Lights Parade Christmas in Grandpa’s Barn Color Yourself Calm Class Craig & Dave Dicken’s Faire & Farmer’s Market DJ & Live Music DJ Tease Family Craft Day Folk Dancing Lessons Hamlet Prince of Denmark Hoop Shoot Basketball Free Throw Contest It’s a wonderful life It’s a Wonderful Life Radio Play Johnny & Kelly Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Latkes & Vodka Live Music Meditation with Susie Mizz Monique’s Dragalicious Show Modesto On Ice Modesto Symphony Holiday Pops Modesto Symphony Orchestra Holiday Pops Oakdale Museum & History Center Old School Saturdays Open Air Market Painting the Unconscious - Dept of Art Students Pokemon Tournament Project Runway Winter Fashion Show Rockin’ Holiday Rockin’ Saturdays Santa Shares Breakfast Saturday Easy D Ride Shakespeare for All rehersal Silvermoon Teens Talk Books The Beatles Tribute The Night Before Christmas Concert The Weekend Dance Party The Whipping Man Theeb Tongue & Groove Toys for Tots Metal Show Vanguard Tournament Warren Miller’s Chasing Shadows Warren Miller’s Chasing Shadows Welcome to the Hotel Paradiso Yugioh Tournament December 6 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Acoustic Live Music BBQ Potluck Brooklyn Carolfest Christmas in Grandpa’s Barn FOE Breakfast Josh Turner Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Karaoke with Laura Light up a life Holiday Tree Lighting Magic the Gathering Tournament Megan Lynch Chowning & Mary Sue Englund Modesto On Ice NFL Sunday Brunch NFL Sundays Nick Campos Producciones Huizar presenta: El Pirata Queen Bean Open Mic Night Seniors Club Breakfast The Big Mix The Elves & The Shoemaker The Elves & The Shoemaker

Free Methodist Church, Modesto Battered Beaver, Oakdale Barkin’ Dog Grill, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto 17693 Enterprise Rd, Escalon Surla’s, Modesto Climax, Modesto Urbano, H St Modesto Boardroom, Modesto The Boardroom, Modesto Gallo Center for the Arts Shooters/Clarion Inn Nino’s Place, Modesto MJC, West, Science Center Gallo Center for the Arts CSU Stan Snider Recital Hall Rivets, Modesto Run Around Sue’s Ridgway’s, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Battleground Games, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree K & 11th, Modesto Centre Plaza Gallo Center for the Arts Gallo Center for the Arts Speakeasy, Modesto Redwood Cafe, Modesto The Fruit Yard, Modesto Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Crocodiles Nightclub Prospect Theater Project State Theatre, Modesto P. Wexford’s Modesto VFW Hall Modesto State Theatre, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto MJC Little Theatre Chevron, 815 Kansas Ave, Mod Rite Aid, Pelandale & Sisk, Modesto Modesto Senior Center Free Methodist Church, Modesto Big Valley Grace, Modesto Oakdale Bike Shop Battered Beaver, Oakdale Modesto Library State Theatre, Modesto i & 14th Streets, Modesto 17693 Enterprise Rd, Escalon Modesto Library Barkin’ Dog Grill, Modesto McHenry Mansion, Modesto Surla’s, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Turlock Library Carnegie Arts Center. Turlock Salida Library Prescott Junior High, Modesto Gallo Center for the Arts Gallo Center for the Arts P. Wexford’s Modesto Run Around Sue’s Ridgway’s, Modesto Congregation Beth Shalom Tilted Turtle, Modesto Intrinsic Elements Modesto Climax Bar, Modesto K & 11th, Modesto Centre Plaza Gallo Center for the Arts Gallo Center for the Arts 212 West F Street Shooters/Clarion Inn Yogurt Station, Oakdale One University Circle, Turlock Battleground Games, Modesto Modesto Centre Plaza 10th Street Place, Modesto Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Gallo Center for the Arts Oakdale Bike Shop Salida Library Rivets, Modesto Turlock Library 235 W. Main Street, Merced MJC Auditorium Crocodiles Nightclub Prospect Theater Project State Theatre, Modesto Nino’s Place, Modesto The Other Place, Modesto Battleground Games, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto MJC Little Theatre Battleground Games, Modesto Cruisers, McHenry & Kiernan Deva Cafe, J St, Modesto Titled Turtle, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto CSU Stan Snider Recital Hall 17693 Enterprise Rd, Escalon Eagles Hall, Modesto Turlock Community Theatre Run Around Sue’s Ridgway’s, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Memorial Medical Center Battlegrounds Gaming, Modesto Greens on Tenth, Modesto 11th & K, Modesto Centre Plaza SOS Club . Modesto Shooters/Clarion Inn Maxi’s at Double Tree State Theatre, Modesto Queen Bean Coffee House Denny’s 1525 McHenry Av Crocodile’s, Modesto Gallo Center for the Arts Gallo Center for the Arts

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Have fun and be S afe! • Please Designate a Driver The Whipping Man Theeb VFW Breakfast Welcome to the Hotel Paradiso December 7 American Trivia with Uncle John Brooklyn Computer basics Dance Exercise Class Family game Night Heroclix Hope for Parents of College Bound Students Josh Rosenblum Band Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Maxi’s Happy Hour Modesto On Ice Monday Night Football Mustache Monday Overreaters Anonymous Preschool Story Time Stdent Chamber Music Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms Yugioh Tournament December 8 All Ages Coloring! Book Club Brooklyn Crazy 8’s Math Club Excel Intermediate Forever Young Dance Club Free Billards Golden Valley Chorus Jam at Queen Bean Johnny & Kelly Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Maxi’s Happy Hour McHenry Mansion Christmas Tea Modesto On Ice Poetry reading and open Mic with Gillian Wegner Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Riverdance Snow Day Snowflake craft Successful Thinkers Network Mtg Super Mario Smash Bros Tournament Sweet Open Talent & Mic The Snow Queen Theeb Toastmaster Supper Club Trivia Tuesday Tropical Latin jazz Turlock Seniors Dance Wiggle Worms Yoga with Rosa December 9 80’s night 80s night/DJ Gully Blues/Country Open Jam Board Game Night Brooklyn Cake Pops Craft Creole Jazz Kings Critter Craft Dice Masters Tournament Free QiGong Class Horseshoe tournament In One Accord Jive Turkeys Jive Turkeys Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Lunch Hour Meditation Maxi’s Happy Hour Modesto On Ice Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner Neil Buettner Open Mic Night Pom Pom Snowman Craft Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime Riverbank Golden Ages Riverdance Stanislaus County Coin Club Theeb Toastmasters Daybreak Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong Warhammer 40k Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday December 10 Brats & Beer Casanova’s Night Club David Dow and friends jam session DJ Tease Elegant Snowflakes Craft Fit Body Boot Camp on Ice Gift Tag Craft Healthy Eating Class JerLisa Stitches of Love Teddy Bear Project Johnny & Kelly Johnny & Kelly Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Kyle the Great Light Bike Ride Live Again

Prospect Theater Project State Theatre, Modesto VFW Hall Modesto MJC Little Theatre Rivets American grill, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Modesto Library Salida Library Ceres Library Battleground Games, Modesto Modesto Library The Boardroom, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree 11th & K St, Modesto Centre Plaza SOS Club . Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Sutter Gould Office, McHenry Ave Keyes Library CSU Stan Snider Recital Hall Modesto Library Modesto Library Battleground Games, Modesto Newman Library Salida Library State Theatre, Modesto Oakdale Library Modesto Library Modesto Senior Center, 211 Bodem St, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Mancini Hall, Modesto Queen Bean Coffee House Rivets, Modesto Run Around Sue’s Tiki Lounge Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree McHenry Mansion Modesto 11th & K St, Modesto Centre Plaza Barkin Dog Grill, 11th Street, Modesto Ceres Library Denair Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Gallo Center for the Arts Hughson Library Turlock Library Round Table Pizza, 3848 McHenry Modesto Battleground Games,Modesto 3014 4th St, Ceres Gallo Center for the Arts State Theatre, Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry Av P. Wexford’s Modesto Shooters/Clarion Inn 11914 Cahill St, Turlock Modesto Library Patterson Library The Boardroom, Modesto The Boardroom Tilted Turtle, Modesto Battleground Games,Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Oakdale Library Shooters/Clarion Inn Keyes Library Battleground Games, Modesto NTouch, Modesto Shively’s Bar & Grill, Oakdale Strings, Turlock Rivets Modesto Rivets, Modesto Run Around Sue’s Ridgway’s, Modesto Intrinsic Elements, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree 11th & K St, Modesto Centre Plaza Sabatino’s, Modesto P. Wexford’s Modesto P. Wexford’s Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Riverbank Library Empire Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Newman Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library 3600Santa Fe St, Riverbank Gallo Center for the Arts Denny’s 1525 McHenry Av State Theatre, Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry Av First United Methodist Church Battleground Games, Modesto Redwood Café, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Redwood Cafe, Modesto Crocodile’s, Modesto Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Hughson Library Modesto on Ice, 11th & K, Modesto Denair Library Kaiser Bangs Medical Offices 4300 Dale Road, Modesto P. Wexford’s Modesto P. Wexford’s Modesto Kaiser Dale Rd, Modesto Run Around Sue’s Ridgway’s, Modesto Sabatino’s, Modesto Mitchell’s Harley Davidson, Modesto The Boardroom, Modesto

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Live Music Live Music Live Music & Paul’s Rustic Pizza Truck Magic the Gathering Commander Tournament Maxi’s Happy Hour Mini Light Saber Star Wars Craft Modesto On Ice Mouse Candy Cane craft NFL Thursdays Oakdale Museum & History Center Preschool Story Time Riverdance Rockin’ Holiday Snowman Ornaments Spanish Preschool Storytime Stanislaus State Juried Student Exhibition Theeb Thirsty Thursdays Tipsy Thursdays Ladies Night Turlock Sunshine Strummers December 11 Battered Beaver Live DJs Brooklyn Christmas in Grandpa’s Barn Christmas with Gottschalks Music Center CWB “The Nutcracker” DJ & Live Music DJ Arnie DJ Otto & Guests DJ tease DJ Tease Fireball Fridays Gottschalk Music’s Annual Christmas Sampler Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program Hughson Senior Dance & Potluck Johnny & Kelly Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Music Locked N Loaded Magic the Gathering Tournament Maxi’s Happy Hour Modesto On Ice Neil & Matt Neil Buettner Research & Development Rick Barnes Rockin’ Holiday SantaCon Stand Up For Charity Comedy Show Teens Rockin’ Jump The Weekend Dance Party The Whipping Man VFW Hamburger Night December 12 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Battered Beaver DJ Awal Bilingual Preschool Storytime Breakfast with Santa Christmas in Grandpa’s Barn Couponing Class CWB “The Nutcracker” DJ & Live Music DJ Tease Folk Dancing Lessons Gordon Kennedy Gotcha Covered Hamlet performance Joe & Tim Josh Rosenblum Band Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Music Mizz Monique’s Dragalicious Show Modesto On Ice Oakdale Museum & History Center Old School Saturdays Pokemon Tournament RocKHaven Rockin’ Holiday Rockin’ Saturdays Saturday Easy D Ride Scrapbooking Fun Spirit of Giving Run The Weekend Dance Party The Whipping Man Turlock Uke Jamz USA Dance Chapter Vanguard Tournament Yugioh Tournament December 13 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Acoustic Live Music BBQ Potluck Breakfast with Santa Brooklyn Camellia Society Meeting Christmas in Grandpa’s Barn Compassionate Friends World-Wide Candle Lighting CWB “The Nutcracker” FOE Breakfast Gordon Kennedy Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Karaoke with Laura Magic the Gathering Tournament Manteca Senior Dance Modesto On Ice NFL Sunday Brunch NFL Sundays Nick Campos Queen Bean Open Mic Night Seniors Club Breakfast Shop til You Drop The Big Mix The Greatest Gift Musical The Greatest Gift Musical The Olate Dogs Holiday Rescue Tour is Coming to Town The Whipping Man

Deva Cafe, Modesto Surla’s, Modesto Bella Vagos, Modesto Battleground Games, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Ceres Library 11th & K St, Modesto Centre Plaza Empire Library SOS Club . Modesto 212 West F Street Hughson Library Gallo Center for the Arts 10th Street Place, Modesto Keyes Library Modesto Library Stanislaus State Art Space Turlock State Theatre, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Shooters/Clarion Inn Carnegie Arts Center. Turlock

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Santa Spotter

ModestoView is on the lookout for Santa. We will keep our eyes open and will keep you posted at www.modestoview.com all month long.  Make sure you like us at facebook. com/modestoview and be up to speed all the time.  

Battered Beaver, Oakdale State Theatre, Modesto 17693 Enterprise Rd, Escalon Barkin’ Dog Grill, Modesto Gallo Center for the Arts Surla’s, Modesto Climax, Modesto Urbano, H St Modesto Boardroom, Modesto The Boardroom, Modesto Shooters/Clarion Inn Barkin Dog, Modesto MJC, West, Science Center 2307 Fourth St, Hughson Rivets, Modesto Run Around Sue’s Ridgway’s, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Nino’s Place, Modesto Battleground Games, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree K & 11th, Modesto Centre Plaza Speakeasy, Modesto Redwood Cafe, Modesto P. Wexford’s Modesto The Fruit Yard, Modesto 10th Street Place, Modesto Downtown Modesto Queen Bean Coffee House Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Crocodiles Nightclub Prospect Theater Project VFW Hall Modesto

Vintage Faire Mall

Santa’s Workshop In Center Court November 5-December 19: MON - SAT: 10am8pm (Break 12-12:45pm & 3:45-4:30pm) SUN: 12-7pm (Break 3:15-4pm) December 19-23 SAT - WED: 9am-9pm (Break 12-12:45pm & 3:45-4:30pm)  

McHenry Village

1700 McHenry Ave Bring the kids to have their picture taken with Santa A tradition of excellence since 1953 November 27th - Christmas Eve Mon-Sat Noon-8pm Sun 10am-4pm Carriage Rides Sat 10am-2pm Sun Noon4pm

Chevron, 815 Kansas Ave, Mod Rite Aid, Pelandale & Sisk, Modesto Oakdale Bike Shop Battered Beaver, Oakdale Modesto Library Modesto Elks Lodge, Modesto 17693 Enterprise Rd, Escalon Salida Library Gallo Center for the Arts Surla’s, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Carnegie Arts Center. Turlock Barkin’ Dog Grill, Modesto Nino’s Place, Modesto Salida Library P. Wexford’s Modesto Rivets, Modesto Run Around Sue’s Ridgway’s, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Climax Bar, Modesto K & 11th, Modesto Centre Plaza 212 West F Street Shooters/Clarion Inn Battleground Games, Modesto Kewl Cats, Merced 10th Street Place, Modesto Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Oakdale Bike Shop Modesto Library 10th St Plaza, Modesto Crocodiles Nightclub Prospect Theater Project Carnegie Arts Center. Turlock IOOF Lodge, 6941 Hughson Ave, Hughson Battleground Games, Modesto Battleground Games, Modesto

Rockin’ Holiday 10 St Plaza

Visit Rockin’ Santa, the Rockin’ Elves in the Rockin’ Sleigh at the Rockin’ North Pole. Enjoy the snow and the live Rockabilly music and the huge 50” Rockin’ Tree Thurs, Fri & Sat   5:30 – 9:30  

Cruisers, McHenry & Kiernan Deva Cafe, J St, Modesto Titled Turtle, Modesto SOS Club . Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Adventist Church Hall, Modesto 17693 Enterprise Rd, Escalon 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto Gallo Center for the Arts Eagles Hall, Modesto Barkin’ Dog Grill, Modesto Run Around Sue’s Ridgway’s, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Battlegrounds Gaming, Modesto 295 Cherry Lane, Manteca 11th & K, Modesto Centre Plaza SOS Club . Modesto Shooters/Clarion Inn Maxi’s at Double Tree Queen Bean Coffee House Denny’s 1525 McHenry Av 424 Shadow Creek Ave, Oakdale Crocodile’s, Modesto Gallo Center for the Arts Gallo Center for the Arts State Theatre, Modesto Prospect Theater Project

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CALENDAR Ice Skating is Here!

This is one of the most exiting things to come to downtown Modesto in decades. The fun of skating is now back.  Ice Skating on real ice, party space, snack shacks and so much fun.   ModestoView has teamed up with Modesto On Ice so that we can celebrate the holidays with fun family activities.  You can rent the party tent, book group skating and best of all, when you are done, you can walk to over a dozen restaurants, see a movie, see Rockin’ Santa and so much more.  Downtown Modesto is the place to be this winter.  Skating sessions are 90 minutes and will begin Nov 22 and run through January.   www.modestooneice.com

Rockin’ Snow & Santa at Rockin Holiday on 10th St

will be Dec 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18 19  www.facebook.com/ rockinholiday

Check out ModSpot, at 1220 J St. ModestoView, Peer Recovery Gallery, Stanislaus Magazine and YES- Youth Employment Services Art, Recovery, Community, Music and Connections

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USA Dance Ballroom Dacing VFW Breakfast December 14 American Trivia with Uncle John Blue Monday with Eric Bensen and Dave Souza Blue Monday with Eric Bensen and friends Dance Exercise Class Hamlet performance Heart of A Dog Heart of A Dog Heroclix Josh Rosenblum Band Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Maxi’s Happy Hour Modesto On Ice Monday Night Football Mustache Monday Overreaters Anonymous Preschool Story Time Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms Yugioh Tournament December 15 Caregiver Coffee Break Covered California enrollment Assistance Crazy 8’s Math Club Cupcake in a Mug Craft Donut Reindeer Craft Downton Abbey Season 6 Screening Party Estate Planning Family Dinner Night: The Polar Express Forever Young Dance Club Free Billards Golden Valley Chorus Holiday Ornament Jam at Queen Bean Johnny & Kelly Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Maxi’s Happy Hour Modesto On Ice Modesto Symphony Holiday Candlelight MSO Holiday Candlelight Concert Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Star Wars Day Star Wars Day Craft Successful Thinkers Network Mtg Super Mario Smash Bros Tournament Sweet Open Talent & Mic Toastmaster Supper Club Trivia Tuesday Tropical Latin jazz Turlock Seniors Dance Wiggle Worms Word basics Yoga with Rosa December 16 80’s night 80s night/DJ Gully Blues/Country Open Jam Board Game Night Creole Jazz Kings Free QiGong Class Glass Ornament Craft Heart of A Dog Heart of A Dog Horseshoe tournament In One Accord Jive Turkeys Jive Turkeys Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Kids Book Club Maxi’s Happy Hour Modesto On Ice Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner Neil Buettner Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime Riverbank Golden Ages Star Wars Day Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong Warhammer 40k Wig Out Wednesdays with Nina West Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday December 17 Brats & Beer Casanova’s Night Club Computer Basics David Dow and friends jam session DJ Tease Gingerbread House Edible Craft Johnny & Kelly Johnny & Kelly Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Kyle the Great Live Again Live Music Live Music Magic the Gathering Commander Tournament Maxi’s Happy Hour Modesto On Ice NFL Thursdays Oakdale Museum & History Center Opus Handbell Ensemble Preschool Story Time

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Odd Fellows Hal Hughson VFW Hall Modesto Rivets American grill, Modesto Barkin’ Dog Grill, Modesto Barkin Dog Grill, 11th St, Modesto Salida Library Modesto Library State Theatre, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Battleground Games, Modesto The Boardroom, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree 11th & K St, Modesto Centre Plaza SOS Club . Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Sutter Gould Office, McHenry Ave Keyes Library Modesto Library Modesto Library Battleground Games, Modesto Hospice, 4368 Spyres Way Turlock Library Oakdale Library Keyes Library Newman Library State Theatre, Modesto Modesto Library Salida Library Modesto Senior Center Tilted Turtle, Modesto Mancini Hall, Modesto Waterford Library Queen Bean Coffee House Rivets, Modesto Run Around Sue’s Tiki Lounge Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree 11th & K St, Modesto Centre Plaza Gallo Center for the Arts St. Stanislaus Catholic Church Ceres Library Denair Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Turlock Library Hughson Library Round Table Pizza, 3848 McHenry Modesto Battleground Games,Modesto 3014 4th St, Ceres Denny’s 1525 McHenry Av P. Wexford’s Modesto Shooters/Clarion Inn 11914 Cahill St, Turlock Modesto Library Oakdale Library Patterson Library The Boardroom, Modesto The Boardroom Tilted Turtle, Modesto Battleground Games,Modesto Shooters/Clarion Inn NTouch, Modesto Hughson Library State Theatre, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Shively’s Bar & Grill, Oakdale Strings, Turlock Rivets Modesto Rivets, Modesto Run Around Sue’s Ridgway’s, Modesto Turlock Library Maxi’s at Double Tree 11th & K St, Modesto Centre Plaza Sabatino’s, Modesto P. Wexford’s Modesto P. Wexford’s Modesto Empire Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Newman Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library 3600Santa Fe St, Riverbank keyes Library First United Methodist Church Battleground Games, Modesto Tiki Lounge Modesto Redwood Café, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Redwood Cafe, Modesto Crocodile’s, Modesto Salida Library Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Ceres Library P. Wexford’s Modesto Rivets, Modesto Kaiser Dale Rd, Modesto Run Around Sue’s Ridgway’s, Modesto Sabatino’s, Modesto P. Wexford’s Modesto Deva Cafe, Modesto Surla’s, Modesto Battleground Games, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree 11th & K St, Modesto Centre Plaza SOS Club . Modesto 212 West F Street Gallo Center for the Arts Hughson Library

Rockin’ Holiday Spanish Preschool Storytime Star Ware Day Star Wars Day Third Thursday Art Walk Thirsty Thursdays Tipsy Thursdays Ladies Night Turlock Sunshine Strummers Vintage Faire Mall Kids Club Winter Dance Party Women of Love Ministries December 18 Backyard Bookworms Battered Beaver Live DJs CWB “The Nutcracker” DJ & Live Music DJ Arnie DJ Otto & Guests DJ tease DJ Tease Fireball Fridays Frozen Singalong PJ Party Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program GREG SCUDDER& THE BEER:30 BAND Irish Cultural Society Joe & Tim Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Kyle Barker presents Modesto Music Instruction Live Music Live Outdoor Nativity Drama Live Outdoor Nativity Drama Live Outdoor Nativity Drama Magic the Gathering Tournament Maxi’s Happy Hour McHenry Mansion Candlelight Tours Modesto Music Instruction Kyle Barker presents Modesto On Ice Neil & Matt Neil Buettner Rick Barnes Rockin’ Holiday Roem Bauer Teens Rockin’ Jump The Weekend Dance Party VFW Hamburger Night December 19 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Artsy Folks Holiday Boutique B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Battered Beaver DJ Awal Bilingual Preschool Storytime CWB The Nutcracker CWB The Nutcracker DDD DJ & Live Music DJ Tease Folk Dancing Lessons Heart of A Dog Heating up Modesto: Hip Hop Dance Holiday Light Bike Ride Johnny & Kelly Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Last Holiday Live Music Live Outdoor Nativity Drama Live Outdoor Nativity Drama Live Outdoor Nativity Drama Metal Christmas Show Metal Christmas Show Mizz Monique’s Dragalicious Show Modesto On Ice Oakdale Museum & History Center Old School Saturdays Pokemon Tournament Popsicle Stick Snowflake Posada Navidena RocKHaven Rockin’ Holiday Rockin’ Saturdays Saturday Easy D Ride Slosh Ball Star Wars Day The Weekend Dance Party Tim Allen band Tony & The Tough Times Vanguard Tournament Winter Dance Party Buddy Holly Yugioh Tournament December 20 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Acoustic Live Music BBQ Potluck DJ Tease EuroSunday Car Club FOE Breakfast Gallo Center for the Arts Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Karaoke with Laura Live Outdoor Nativity Drama Live Outdoor Nativity Drama Live Outdoor Nativity Drama Magic the Gathering Tournament McHenry Mansion Candlelight Tour Modesto On Ice NFL Sunday Brunch NFL Sundays Nick Campos Posada Navidena Queen Bean Open Mic Night Seniors Club Breakfast Stanislaus Humanist’s Coffee Klatch The Big Mix VFW Breakfast December 21 American Trivia with Uncle John Dance Exercise Class Dave Koz & Friends Christmas Family Story Time Heroclix Its a Wonderful Life Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Maxi’s Happy Hour

10th Street Place, Modesto Modesto Library Brenden Theatre, Modesto Denair Library Downtown Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Shooters/Clarion Inn Carnegie Arts Center. Turlock Vintage Faire Mall, Modesto Turlock Community Theatre Clarion Inn, Modesto Great Valley Museum Battered Beaver, Oakdale Gallo Center for the Arts Surla’s, Modesto Climax, Modesto Urbano, H St Modesto Boardroom, Modesto The Boardroom, Modesto Shooters/Clarion Inn Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock MJC, West, Science Center Nino’s Place, Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry Av P. Wexford’s Modesto Run Around Sue’s Ridgway’s, Modesto Barkin Dog, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Modesto Free Methodist Church Modesto Free Methodist Church Modesto Free Methodist Church Battleground Games, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree McHenry Mansion, Modesto Barkin’ Dog Grill, Modesto K & 11th, Modesto Centre Plaza Speakeasy, Modesto Redwood Cafe, Modesto The Fruit Yard, Modesto 10th Street Place, Modesto Rivets, Modesto Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Crocodiles Nightclub VFW Hall Modesto Chevron, 815 Kansas Ave, Mod Rite Aid, Pelandale & Sisk, Modesto One Church Bethel, Modesto Oakdale Bike Shop Battered Beaver, Oakdale Modesto Library Gallo Center for the Arts Gallo Center for the Arts Nino’s Place, Modesto Surla’s, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Carnegie Arts Center. Turlock State Theatre, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Starbucks shopping Center, 17th & H St P. Wexford’s Modesto Run Around Sue’s Ridgway’s, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Modesto Free Methodist Church Modesto Free Methodist Church Modesto Free Methodist Church The Other Place The Other Place, Modesto Climax Bar, Modesto K & 11th, Modesto Centre Plaza 212 West F Street Shooters/Clarion Inn Battleground Games, Modesto Newman Library Gallo Center for the Arts The Rawhide Saloon, Jamestown 10th Street Place, Modesto Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Oakdale Bike Shop Enslen Park Modesto Modesto Library Crocodiles Nightclub Rivets, Modesto Barkin’ Dog Grill, Modesto Battleground Games, Modesto Turlock Community Theatre Battleground Games, Modesto Cruisers, McHenry & Kiernan Deva Cafe, J St, Modesto Titled Turtle, Modesto The Boardroom, Modesto Village Baking, Modesto Eagles Hall, Modesto Gallo Center for the Arts Run Around Sue’s Ridgway’s, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Modesto Free Methodist Church Modesto Free Methodist Church Modesto Free Methodist Church Battlegrounds Gaming, Modesto McHenry Mansion. Modesto 11th & K, Modesto Centre Plaza SOS Club . Modesto Shooters/Clarion Inn Maxi’s at Double Tree Gallo Center for the Arts Queen Bean Coffee House Denny’s 1525 McHenry Av Queen Bean Coffee House Crocodile’s, Modesto VFW Hall Modesto Rivets American grill, Modesto Salida Library Gallo Center for the Arts Turlock Library Battleground Games, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree

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Modesto On Ice Monday Night Football Monday Night Jam Mustache Monday Overreaters Anonymous Preschool Story Time Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms Yugioh Tournament December 22 All Ages Coloring Crazy 8’s Math Club Forever Young Dance Club Free Billards Golden Valley Chorus Jam at Queen Bean Johnny & Kelly Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Maxi’s Happy Hour Modesto On Ice Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Successful Thinkers Network Mtg Super Mario Smash Bros Tournament Sweet Open Talent & Mic Toastmaster Supper Club Trivia Tuesday Tropical Latin jazz Turlock Seniors Dance Wiggle Worms Yoga with Rosa December 23 80’s night 80s night/DJ Gully Blues/Country Open Jam Board Game Night Creole Jazz Kings Dice Masters Tournament Free QiGong Class Horseshoe tournament In One Accord Its a wonderful life Jive Turkeys Jive Turkeys Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Lunch Hour Meditation Maxi’s Happy Hour Modesto On Ice Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner Neil Buettner Open Mic Night 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 Warhammer 40k Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday December 24 Brats & Beer Casanova’s Night Club DJ Tease Its a wonderful life Johnny & Kelly Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Kyle the Great Live Music Live Music Magic the Gathering Commander Tournament Maxi’s Happy Hour Modesto On Ice NFL Thursdays Oakdale Museum & History Center Preschool Story Time Spanish Preschool Storytime Thirsty Thursdays Tipsy Thursdays Ladies Night Turlock Sunshine Strummers December 25 DJ & Live Music DJ Arnie Fireball Fridays Maxi’s Happy Hour December 26 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up AquaNet 80s B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Battered Beaver DJ Awal Bilingual Preschool Storytime DJ & Live Music DJ Tease Folk Dancing Lessons Johnny & Kelly Josh Rosenblum Band Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Music Mizz Monique’s Dragalicious Show Modesto On Ice Oakdale Museum & History Center Old School Saturdays Pokemon Tournament Rockin’ Saturdays Saturday Easy D Ride The Weekend Dance Party Vanguard Tournament Yugioh Tournament December 27 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up

11th & K St, Modesto Centre Plaza SOS Club . Modesto The Boardroom, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Sutter Gould Office, McHenry Ave Keyes Library Modesto Library Modesto Library Battleground Games, Modesto Ceres Library Oakdale Library Modesto Senior Center Tilted Turtle, Modesto Mancini Hall, Modesto Queen Bean Coffee House Rivets, Modesto Run Around Sue’s Tiki Lounge Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree 11th & K St, Modesto Centre Plaza Ceres Library Denair Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Round Table Pizza, 3848 McHenry Modesto Battleground Games,Modesto 3014 4th St, Ceres Denny’s 1525 McHenry Av P. Wexford’s Modesto Shooters/Clarion Inn 11914 Cahill St, Turlock Modesto Library Patterson Library The Boardroom, Modesto The Boardroom Tilted Turtle, Modesto Battleground Games,Modesto Shooters/Clarion Inn Battleground Games, Modesto NTouch, Modesto Shively’s Bar & Grill, Oakdale Strings, Turlock State Theatre, Modesto Rivets Modesto Rivets, Modesto Run Around Sue’s Ridgway’s, Modesto Intrinsic Elements, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree 11th & K St, Modesto Centre Plaza Sabatino’s, Modesto P. Wexford’s Modesto P. Wexford’s Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Empire Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Newman Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library 3600Santa Fe St, Riverbank Denny’s 1525 McHenry Av First United Methodist Church Battleground Games, Modesto Redwood Café, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Redwood Cafe, Modesto Crocodile’s, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto P. Wexford’s Modesto Kaiser Dale Rd, Modesto Run Around Sue’s Ridgway’s, Modesto Sabatino’s, Modesto Deva Cafe, Modesto Surla’s, Modesto Battleground Games, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree 11th & K St, Modesto Centre Plaza SOS Club . Modesto 212 West F Street Hughson Library Modesto Library Maxi’s at Double Tree Shooters/Clarion Inn Carnegie Arts Center. Turlock Surla’s, Modesto Climax, Modesto Shooters/Clarion Inn Maxi’s at Double Tree Chevron, 815 Kansas Ave, Mod Rite Aid, Pelandale & Sisk, Modesto Nino’s Place, Modesto Oakdale Bike Shop Battered Beaver, Oakdale Modesto Library Surla’s, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Carnegie Arts Center. Turlock Rivets, Modesto P. Wexford’s Modesto Run Around Sue’s Ridgway’s, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Climax Bar, Modesto K & 11th, Modesto Centre Plaza 212 West F Street Shooters/Clarion Inn Battleground Games, Modesto Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Oakdale Bike Shop Crocodiles Nightclub Battleground Games, Modesto Battleground Games, Modesto Cruisers, McHenry & Kiernan

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CALENDAR Acoustic Live Music BBQ Potluck FOE Breakfast Hughson Senior Dance & Potluck Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Karaoke with Laura Magic the Gathering Tournament Manteca Senior Dance Modesto On Ice NFL Sunday Brunch NFL Sundays Nick Campos Queen Bean Open Mic Night Seniors Club Breakfast Stanislaus Humanists Brunch The Big Mix VFW Breakfast December 28 American Trivia with Uncle John Dance Exercise Class Heroclix Josh Rosenblum Band Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Maxi’s Happy Hour Modesto On Ice Monday Night Football Mustache Monday Overreaters Anonymous Preschool Story Time The Maze Runner Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms Yugioh Tournament December 29 CD Clock Craft Crazy 8’s Math Club Family Game Day Forever Young Dance Club Free Billards Golden Valley Chorus Jam at Queen Bean Johnny & Kelly Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Maxi’s Happy Hour Modesto On Ice Noisemaker Carft NYE Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Successful Thinkers Network Mtg Super Mario Smash Bros Tournament Sweet Open Talent & Mic Toastmaster Supper Club Trivia Tuesday Tropical Latin jazz Turlock Seniors Dance Wiggle Worms Yoga with Rosa December 30 80’s night 80s night/DJ Gully Blues/Country Open Jam Board Game Night Creole Jazz Kings Free QiGong Class Frosty’s magic Hat Show Horseshoe tournament In One Accord Jive Turkeys Jive Turkeys Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Maxi’s Happy Hour Modesto On Ice Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner Neil Buettner Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime Riverbank Golden Ages Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong Warhammer 40k Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday December 31 Brats & Beer Casanova’s Night Club DJ Tease Johnny & Kelly Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Kyle the Great Live Music Live Music Magic the Gathering Commander Tournament Maxi’s Happy Hour Modesto On Ice New Year’s Eve / Gotcha Covered New Year’s Eve Comedy Blast New Year’s Eve RocKHaven New years at Noon Party New Years Party & Jam NYE at Shooters Oakdale Museum & History Center Preschool Story Time Spanish Preschool Storytime Thirsty Thursdays Tipsy Thursdays Ladies Night Turlock Sunshine Strummers

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GALLO CENTER for the ARTS

Dec 4 - 5 It’s A Wonderful Life:Radio Play Dec 11 - 20 CWB

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The Nutcracker Dec 15th

Holiday Candlelight Dec. 28th

David Koz & Friends Christmas

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Open Early!

DOWNTOWN MODESTO

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

Open Late!

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

Parking

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

Try a Cab

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

Find local restaurants www.modestoview.com

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

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GO DOWNTOWN MODESTO

A TRIBUTE OF A DIFFERENT KIND In a city where cover bands are king, comes the third annual offering of an unlikely kind of musical tribute. The Elegy series of shows brings a musical homage to the artists we have lost this year. Led by MAMA Best Singer Songwriter, Patty Castillo Davis, this show will feature songs by legends, B.B. King, Percy Sledge, Ben E. King, Allen Toussaint and Rock and Roll pioneers, Lesley Gore, Three Dog Night and many more. This year’s Elegy concert is a fundraiser, all proceeds benefiting The Center Stage Conservatory’s Lower Level Theater. Light fare with wine and door prizes are included in the all-ages ticket price of $10. Anthony Edwards, Patty Hughes, Josh Davenport and Big Earl Matthews will join Castillo-Davis to round out this lineup of local talent, giving their best renditions of unforgettable tunes by iconic artists. Center Stage 948 11th Street Modesto. Doors open 6:30pm, show begins 7pm.

Gospel Mission Can Drive

You can help give important support to the United Gospel Mission as they house and feed so many of our area’s homeless and needy. Please bring your canned food to the Spirit of Giving Run on December 12 in 10th St Place.  Even if you are not a runner, please bring food, enjoy the snow and make a difference. People that bring food will get raffle tickets for prizes.  Thank you for your help 

Brenden Free Movie – Polar Express

Dec 12 10:30 am   Free show with a can of food for the Gospel Mission Canned food drive. Enjoy this epic Christmas movie right after the Spirit of Giving Run in 10th ST Place .

Nutcracker

Don’t miss one of Modesto’s great Holiday traditions! The Central West Ballet is an amazing event featuring the entire range of ballet dancing to some of the best loved music of all time, Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite. You can see the dancers who are just beginning to the professional lead dancers.  The Gallo Center is all decorated and you can get a great family picture but the lobby tree.  Shows December 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20 www.galloarts.org  

Modesto Symphony Holiday Candlelight This is a truly special event with some of the best traditional sacred music performed in the St. Stanislaus Sanctuary. Add your voice to the celebration and sing along to Joy to The World, The First Noel, Angels We Have Heard on High and Away in the Manger This event sells out so do not delay in getting your tickets.  December 15, St Stanislaus. Tix at www.galloarts.org

State Family Movie Week

Special week of holiday movies at the State Theater Show times are 12:00, 4, and 7:00 pm and all movies are $ 5 Bring the whole family and enjoy the splendor of Modesto’s historic theatre, with full digital sound and fantastic picture quality. December 21 – It’s a Wonderful Life, Holiday Inn, Babes In Toyland December 22 – Holiday Inn, Babes in Toyland, A Christmas Story December 23 -  A Christmas Story, It’s a Wonderful Life, Holiday Inn December 24 – Babes in Toyland, A Christmas Story, It’s a Wonderful Life

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ModestoView December 2015  

Serving Civic Pride Daily Since 1997. ModestoView is the central valley's leading arts, entertainment, dining, music and community magazine...

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