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GREETINGS Greetings Modesto Friends, I love February! Why you ask? Valentine’s Day? Spring Skiing?

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No, both of my Murphy girls were born in February. That makes this month more special than anything.  Happy Birthday Madison and Abigail.  Your mom and I so very proud of you. There is something beautifully cathartic about February.  January sits under the haze of the New Year and people are still battling their resolutions.  In February, there is freedom to shift into the new year gear, start new things, make changes and learn how we need to operate in the crazy new world order.   It is up to us, our friends, our family, our workplaces and our community to rally together to make sure we are doing the things here to make this our home.  It is so very important for us to live local and be strong and connect with each other. Which gets us back to romance, love, Mardi Gras and President’s Day. Abraham Lincoln and George Washington represent the best of the American Presidency. These are the ideals we must stand for.   Which gets me to love. We must love the different

people of the world like we love our own families. This makes our family and friend units all the more important. Which leads to romance. I love my valentine Rebecca more than ever and my Abigail and Madison make my heart warm with love and pride.   Make sure you tell your significant others how much you love them.  It doesn’t have to be on Feb 14, it should be everyday.  Which brings us to Mardi Gras.  This wraps all of this up into one amazing celebration.  Fun, family, friends, food, frolic, festival, and French-American culture and music are all rolled up into one fun time.  Lassaiz Les Bon Temps Rouler.   All you need is love.  It is really so simple as a guiding light, and John Lennon was pointing out the obvious.  But if you let this be your outlook, then you will do great. Do the things you love, love where you live, love each day and most importantly, love yourself, and you will be ok.   I really do love living here. I love working here.  This is really what it is all about.  Thank you to all of the people and places that make it

good to be here.   Thank you to the Modesto Chamber of Commerce for the wonderful honor of awarding our company Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and ModestoView as the 2017 Chamber Member of the Year, we have an amazing team.  We are doing what we love and are so very glad that we can operate a business, give back to the community and help make it better for our families and yours.   This is what happens when we live local and have great friends.    I wish you a great February of friendship, fellowship and fortune and fulfillment.   Thank you Chris Murphy Founder / Publisher of ModestoView.  CEO /President of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group chrism@modestoview.com

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This month, ModestoView is all about the PhotoView. At over 23 locations, photographic works of all kinds will be on display. On the cover this month are images from Diane Moody, Noah Wilson,  Dan Souza, Philip Johnson, Adrian Mendoza, Aaron Draper, David Schroeder, Edward mendes,  Michael Mangano & Al Golub  See page 16 for more info

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Thank you Modesto Chamber of Commerce for honoring Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and ModestoView as 2017 Chamber Member of the Year. This all goes out to our amazing team of over 125 employees and to Mike McNulty and Roy Atkins, who in 1987 started our company. Special thank you to my amazing wife Rebecca McNulty Murphy for without her, I would not be in this family or have the support for our community activities. I’m proud to share the leadership of our company with an amazing team, Michelle VanArtsdalen, Kenny Sauls, Mervyn Fikse, Gary Fox, Birdie Rodriguez, Matthew Burke, and Brandilyn Brown, Pete Grimaldi, Middagh Goodwin & Michael J Mangano from ModestoView. We are thankful for all of our ModestoView friends and our ViewCrew that make good things happen in our city. We are Pictured here are from L: Dave Gianelli, Steve proud to be a part of our local business community and be a champion for local business and Rank, Merv Fikse, Matthew Burke, Michelle Van Artsdalen, Chris Murphy, Birdie Rodriguez, civic pride. #modchamber #thankyou#modestoview #viewcrew  www.spwg.com

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COMMUNITY Five Ways to Be Modesto’s Valentine By Maryann Spikes

1. Sign up for a Love Modesto volunteer project at LoveModesto.com/april-8 April 8 Festivities begin at 8:00am on I & 10th Streets, right in front of the Gallo Center (NOT at your project location). Free “Love Modesto” t-shirts given out to volunteers (limited supply so come early)! Lots of music, free giveaways including Modesto Nuts tickets for all! Free food and refreshments (SaveMart, Starbucks, Pepsi, Blue Diamond Growers, Del Monte, Frito-Lay, Gold’n Fresh Bakery, Noah’s, Yogurt Mill, etc.). Free kid’s area featuring face painting, mascots, games, etc. Free back massages by Armstrong Chiropractic. Free family/friend photos by Platinum Photo Booth. Fire trucks, ambulances, CHP, Sheriff and MPD patrol cars, motorbikes, swat truck, K9 and horses. The Rally starts around 8:45am and then everyone will be sent to meet with their project teams before going to their project locations. It’s going to be an incredible familyfriendly atmosphere before over 5,000 of us go out to volunteer in 100+ projects!

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2. Buy advance tickets to see The Nine at The State (showing March 1) thestate.org/calendar/event/827 The State is hosting filmmaker Katy Grannan and producer Marc Smolowitz during a special screening of The Nine, after which there will be Q&A and open discussion about homelessness, its impact on our community and an update on what’s being done about it.   3. Check out Queen Bean’s February Poetry Night featuring Deziree Whitfield and Spill (Feb 7) facebook.com/ events/1815737112008870 The Queen Bean and its volunteers are back again with another installment of their firstTuesday-of-the-month Poetry Night!  This is

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Modesto is hosting an unprecedented photography event, For 22 thevenues, Love of90 Art, buy your Valentine origiover nal artfor from a local artists 28 days inartist. Downtown Modesto Th ird Th ursday Art Walk is February 18, so a Foto Modesto. It is the reminder most of theinart walk venues and area art scene this month galleries feature original for usual sale the Modesto, and ranges fromart your Artrest Walk of everyold month.  Next month, look1010 for aTenth, new venues and new, Gallo Center, Art Walk map in March.  March Mu1 is Stanislaus Officestarting of Education, McHenry also first day of Junior Stanislaus Artist Open up Studio seum, Modesto College Gallery, to map booklet your guide and ticket the several pointssales, in McHenry Village.  Seemstolike Studio Weekend April 23 and 24.  Maps aOpen battalion of our local photographers involved arethis $10, and students 18 and under get in Free in month-long event, organized by David with a mapand holder.  artists on theFocus-On. map for Schroeder John 75 Wynn through 2016. a Th e map booklet willand be available to A Grab schedule downtown check it out.  purchase at not Mistlin Gallery, Carnegie month may be long enough to viewArts it all.   Center,artists Oakdale Chamber Ninety in any media,ofis Commerce a big show, and but Modesto Convention and Visitors Bureau.  this is 28 shows, numerous photographic genOther locationsYou willcan’t be announced, buyout res, all Month. escape it, soor turn fromsee a participating artist. and the wide range of talent on display in Mardi Gras is February 9, andRebecca this month I Foto Modesto.  Photographer Harvey’s not on only have the new bar painting tips Portrait Photography duringfor thethe Mistlin February 6 Mardi2nd Gras Party at meeting.  Tresetti’s, Free but Gallery February members also three paintings in New Orleans itself at the Degas Gallery on Julia Street. It’s the closest I’ve gotten to spending Mardi Gras there, rather than our annual street celebration on 11th Street.  I was contacted by the gallery after posting my art on my facebook page. February 6 is also the Artists Reception and awards ceremonies for Delicato Family Vineyards Art Show.  I got honorable mentions for watercolors “Cocktail Cats” and “Vintage Wine Frogs”.  Best of Show went to Gerald Boyd, for his pastel “Liam and the Butterfly.”  Many of our local artists will have entered the Tracy Art League Expressions Show.  Artist Reception is February 12, with the public

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to the public, as are all the displays for Foto Modesto. Need more information fotomodesto@gmail.com Last month I noted one or more galleries opening on J Street. Tri Chromatic Gallery is open, as of January 20, at 1321 J Street.  Accomplished Artists Chelsea America, Brook Heathcoat, Zoe Toscano have combined forces to create this space with a mission to connect the community with art.  To steal a quote from their write up from Monica Barber, “We are a collaboration of 3 forces, engaged in creating a culture that encourages critical and authentic u expression k yo in the world around us.” The soft Thanbeing opening for ucomes up after this column deadline, yo but I attended Chelsea’s show reception and performance art talk at Modesto Junior College, and from that feel you won’t be disaprun for the show February 13 to February 20.  pointed in this new addition to downtown art Exhibited at the Tracy Community Center, 950 spots.  East Street in Tracy.  February 27 is the last date International Art note, Don Hall has arranged to enter the Lodi Art Association Spring Fine a display with pieces for sale at the Chartreuse Arts Show in April. Link to enter is http://www. Muse from Potters for Peace.  Don has been a lodiartcenter.org/current-exhibitionshow/ member of Potters for Peace and involved in Entries are now being accepted for the third setting up a show in Portland in March, which annual Central California Art Showcase exhibiincludes some of his own work for their effort.  tion taking place this spring at the Carnegie Information on their ceramic water filter efArts Center in Turlock and the Mistlin Gallery fort and their other activities can be found in in Modesto. Deadline is February 21.  Enter online via http://carnegieartsturlock.org Last month I had hoped to fit in the City Parks recreation oil painting class taught by David Bienkowski. We missed this session, but David’s six class course will be repeated with sessions March 10 to April 14 at the Senior Center on Bodem Street.  All skill levels welcome.  Call (209) 577-5344 for supply list and more information.  Art Walk notes.  Judith Levi-Wood “Design begins with Line” is currently hanging at Barking Dog and opened January Art Walk.  Ron Coolidge will be the featured Artist at the Carolyn Huff Photographic Gallery.  Mistlin Gallery will feature its members show, “Abstracts and

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wine or mead, the Brewins HomeBrew Club is the place to be! Get out of the house and come hang out with a fun group of people, at various restaurants and locations around the Central Valley. A group of homebrew enthusiasts established the club a year ago, and meet monthly to share tips, recipes, bottle swap their concoctions, and have an educational talk on a topic that changes monthly. Past topics have included German styles, Seasonals, IPAs, and have also challenged club members by randomly selecting ingredients that the club member then has to brew into a (hopefully drinkable) beverage! The motto of the club is, “To promote and enjoy the hobby of Home Brewing within the Central Valley region of California” and although that sounds basic, they do this very well. Their current schedule is the third Friday of the month at 7pm, but the location changes every month to be accessible to both Stanislaus and San Joaquin Counties. Like them on facebook for news and updates on not only their monthly meetings, but also club events such as the annual Chili Cook Off, and group events like Central Valley Brew Fest and most recently, a full, behind-the-scenes tour of Dust Bowl Brewing Company’s Fulkerth location in Turlock by headmaster brewer, Don Oliver. Meetings are simple: After some discussion

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PERFORMANCE A Time to Perform in February 2017 by Kaye Osborn and ViewCrew Staff February is filled with special holidays and celebrations: Presidents Day, Valentine’s Day, Ground Hog Day and for me, Picture Day for Lakewood School’s musical, Oz!  Picture Day is magical because the cast comes in full costume and make-up!  It is thrilling, exciting and energizing!  Oz will be showing Friday, March 3 at 6:30 PM (it will be interpreted for the Deaf Community), Saturday, March 4 at 1:30 PM and 6:30 PM.  Continue to support local productions! Modesto Performing Arts will be celebrating 50 Years with an amazing show at Gallo on Sunday, April 24.  Performers will be coming from all over the country to be in this one-time extravaganza.  I was lucky enough to be in the 25th Celebration of Modesto Performing Arts.  It was an amazing accomplishment for me!  Loved rubbing elbows with Broadway performers.  Come honor Paul Tischer with your presence. Make sure you get your tickets for this show today!  

Here’s what is happening in our neck of the woods! Gallo Center for the Performing Arts   Dirty Dancing:  The Classic Story on Stage Wed., Feb. 1:  3 PM   BalletBoyz: Life Sat., Feb. 4: 7:30 PM   I Don’t Want to Go to Bed Sun., Feb. 12: 2 PM

ODD Squad Live (interactive with children) Wed., Feb. 15:  6:30 PM

DESIGN Rediscovering a Modesto Mid-Century Modern Design Treasure by Lee Davis, Founder, Modesto Design Schoo

On a picturesque point overlooking Oakland’s Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles Thurs., Feb. 16: 7:30 PM   Sankofa:  Colored People’s Time Fri., Feb. 17 & 18: 7:30 PM   Prospect Theater Project 6th Annual Johnny Cash Birthday Bash Sat., Feb. 18: 8 PM   Glengarry Glen Ross Feb. 24-March 1 This scalding comedy is Mamet at his very best, writing about smalltime, cutthroat real estate salesmen trying to grind out a living by pushing plots of land on reluctant buyers in a never-ending scramble for their share of the American dream.

beautiful Lake Merritt, an effort is underway between the city and citizen volunteers to preserve an iconic 40-foot play sculpture from 1954 that has appeared on album covers and in countless family photos of blissful climbing children. Its creator, Robert Winston, was a renowned jewelry designer and teacher at Oakland’s California College of Arts and Crafts. Few of these valuable modernist play structures still exist. But the Oakland “Monster,” as Winston named it, is nearly identical to one recently rediscovered in Modesto’s now closed Beard Brook Park, nestled along Dry Creek. Modesto’s 25-foot play sculpture has been attributed to Winston, following an in-depth study by Modesto Art Museum’s founder and architecture curator, Bob Barzan. It’s one of our city’s great mid-century design treasures but sits neglected amidst a growing tent village of citizens experiencing homelessness. As most designers (and fans of “Mad Men”) well know, what is often referred to as “retro” is a significant design movement called “midcentury modernism.” Mid-20th century designers across the country (and especially in California) were heavily influenced by the modern aesthetic formulated in 1930s Europe and brought across the Atlantic by many famous designers fleeing the Nazis. Modesto itself was a hotbed of mid-century design. What is now known as “Modesto

Modern” or “Central Valley Modernism” received national attention in architecture books, journals and magazines – among them a 1944 exhibition cover of New York’s Museum of Modern Art. The Modesto Art Museum has already documented (and created a walking tour of) over 85 modernist buildings and landscapes across the city by notable local and national designers. Architecture lovers flock to cities like Palm Springs, a bona fide mid-century modern capital, stay in “retro” hotels and take architecture tours to admire the many gems of notable architects. How might we embrace and value Modesto’s own heritage of mid-century modernism and establish ourselves as a unique destination for design-minded tourists? It wouldn’t be a stretch. The design assets are all here. All weneed is the right vision, creative leadership and community will to preserve and promote them. According to an October 1962 Modesto Bee article, the funding for Winston’s play sculpture was raised by dozens of Modesto citizens, 69 businesses, and 41 community organizations. I’m convinced there are many here today who agree that we need to preserve this mid-century icon and realize the huge potential of its cultural, historical and economic value. Visit: https://modestoartmuseum.org/modestos-play-sculpture

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Modesto Mardi Gras by Dana Johnson

Aaah February, my birthday month! Yes, throughout the month you will see me celebrating at numerous local hot spots! I do share this month with past President’s B’days, St. Valentine’s Day and Mardi Gras! How perfect is that? The biggest party of all is held annually at Tresetti’s on 11th St. in downtown Modesto. This year the celebration is going old school, out of the street and back inside the walls of Tresetti’s. On Saturday Feb, 25th Tresetti’s will be hosting a traditional New Orleans Style Buffet with all the southern Louisiana fixin’s: Gumbo with andouille sausage & chicken, red beans and rice, jambalaya, andouille sausages, jalapeno corn bread, & corn maque choux! Corn what? Pronounced “mock shoe” is a Louisiana staple similar to succotash. Tickets must be purchased in advance! Tickets must be picked up in person, no exceptions. No doubt this carnival cuisine event will sell out quickly at $20 per ticket! You get the buffet and Mardi Gras beads! Cool old school price, too! Plus there will be drink specials! On Tuesday Feb. 28th, aka Fat Tuesday Tresetti’s will be hosting a low-key celebration worthy of a night out as well! Tammy and Mitch Maisetti opened Tresetti’s back in 1994, 23 years and still a Modesto favorite. It was heartbreaking news for so many in February 2014 when Mitch passed away. Mitch and wife Tammy would have been married 30 years. They had 3 children, Jeremiah who also sadly passed away in August 2004, Jordan who is 26 and actively running the family business with his Mom, and Jaxon who is 21 and also works at Tresetti’s. Though this family has had too much sorrow, it is inspirational how the family remains close while still committed to their employees, the community, and their long time patrons in this fine establishment. They continue to donate to local elementary school fundraisers, Justice For Families, CA Women’s Music Festival, and more. Modesto View’s own Rockabilly writer, Jen Allsup was gracious to join me in our full

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Mardi Gras attire generously donated by Daydreams & Nightmares (on 7th St.) for an early sampling of Tresetti’s Mardi Gras menu as well as their other menus. We started with a couple of hurricanes, lots of rum and fruit juices, it was really good! Being allergic to all seafood, Jen indulged in the gumbo with plump looking prawns, her lip licking look was a true tell how it tasty it is! I really wanted to try the gumbo as Tammy told me how she & Mitch regularly travelled to New Orleans where 23 years ago a lady named Ernestine taught Mitch how to make gumbo! It’s still the same recipe! Jordan brought me a bowl without the prawns, yes it was Dana~licious! Thanks to MJ, Mo View awesome photographer, for all the great pics including the killer gourmet burger that had an egg over-medium that oozed the yolk, an eye-roll kind of taste! The Grilled New York Saltimbocca, excellent cut of steak with prosciutto & provolone cheese with a porcini mushroom demi glaze, again soooo Dana~licious! Come get your old school Mardi Gras groove on with us at this epic celebration! Tresetti’s will be thrilled to see you dressed up Mardi Gras style and Daydreams & Nightmares has plenty of costumes and accessories to have you looking your festive best! Modesto View Signature Question? Jordan, Beatles or Stones? Beatles. I’m like why? He lovingly said “Because my Dad liked them, it’s a family thing.” With a tear in my eye, I said, ok I get that. But just then he wanted to be clear, he doesn’t have anything against the Stones!

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CRAB

COMING SOON TO THE

Gallo Center for the Arts!

“I Love Crab” by Chris Murphy

Seriously, Fresh crab, Sourdough bread, butter, and chardonnay might be one of the best food combos ever. My daughter Abbey and I are big time crab fiends, so it is likely you will see us at some of these events. This is Dungeness crab season and the crab feeds we have in our area are amazing.   You can taste the bread, the butter and the delicious crab all for great causes and really feel good about it. Plus, they are just flat out fun for a big group so go buy a table and have a blast.     Feb 3 & 4 Howard Training Center – All you can eat and the band Remedy will be playing.   $ 50  209-593-5618  - Howard Training Center  - NOTE Sat sold out.  5:30 pm Feb 10 - Elks Club Crab Feed will be held at the Charity Ballroom/Elks Lodge on Feb 10  http://modestoelks.org/ Feb 11 – CASA Crab Feed, St Joseph’s Church 1813 Oakdale Rd.  209-548-6320 Feb 11- Riverbank First Annual Crab Feed –Community Center 3600 Santa Fe. -  Caribbean style crab and Jambalaya

Rice and more. $50  209-896-3055   4 pm Feb 17 – Oakdale Center for Human Services Crab Feed  $ 60 6pm – The Reata  209 -847-1025 Feb 18 - Kiwanis Crab and Cioppino Feed at the SOS Club, one of the last events at the legendary club  $45 209529-9050 4:30 pm Feb 18  Escalon Azores Band -  6 pm  Sold Out, better beg a friend for tix. Feb 24 - The Fruityard, 7948 Yosemite, has an amazing crab feed and sells our early so make sure you get your $ 50  tix ASAP at 209-577-3093  5:30 pm Feb 25 – 27th Annual Crab Fest – Greek Orthodox Church 313 Tokay Modesto  5 pm 209-524-2414 Feb 25 - Modesto Sunrise Rotary – Bacchus and Brew – SOS Club Not really a crab feed, but this is a great Rotary event with wine and gourmet food. 

The comic strippers - adult content 2/3 fri 8 PM balletboyz: life 2/4 sat

7:30 PM

The midtown men 2/4 sat 8 PM Sponsored by beard land & investment co. and twigs & stems

The summit: manhattan transfer meets take 6 2/7 tue 7:30 PM ctc: i don’t want to go to bed 2/12 sun 2 PM shaolin warriors: the legend continues 2/12 sun 3 PM Odd squad live 2/15 wed

6:30 PM

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Rain: a tribute to the beatles 2/16 thu 7:30 PM Premier partner doctors medical center

whisperin’ bill Anderson 2/17 fri 7 PM sankofa theatre co: colored people’s time 2/17-19 fri-sun 3 performances! sandi patty with special guest veritas 2/24 fri 7:30 pm classic albums live performs fleetwood mac’s rumours 2/25 sat 8 pm presented by doubletree by hilton modesto

the five irish tenors 3/2 thu 7:30 pm colin mochrie & brad sherwood 3/4 sat 8 pm Premier partner doctors medical center

gcrc: who’s afraid of virginia woolf? adult content 3/10-12 fri-sun 3 performances! sponsored by oak valley community bank

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PRIDE

Leslie Jordan Uncensored State Theatre. Net proceeds benefit MoPRIDE and the Central Valley Pride Center! Get your tickets online at thestate.org Leslie Jordan is the prestigious Emmy Award winner in 2006 for “Will & Grace”. He has enjoyed rapturous reviews for his original stage plays (“My Trip down the Pink Carpet”, “Stories I can’t tell Mama”, “Fruit Fly”), and supporting presence in one of Hollywood’s most

February Movies

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prestigious, message-minded films of the last decade (“The Help”, 2012). Jordan is not only one of the most recognizable faces in popular entertainment today, he’s a voice-over artist, fundraiser, out artist, equal rights activist and a self-avowed Southern Baptist celebutante. And above all, he’s really, really funny, and he’s coming to Modesto to share his unique brand of humor.  Come and see what all the fuss is about! February 18, 2017 at 8:00

There is so much going on in our community to support equality for all. The Central Valley Pride center has been repainted and there are some great regular events scheduled. Do you love Bingo? Pair that up with a Tiki Mai-Tai and you have Momma Cantrell’s Bingo.  It is a total blast and if all goes well, the proceeds from Bingo hope to cover the rent or the Pride center.   Head to the Tiki Lounge every 2nd 4th Tuesday at 7 and get in on the fun. Leslie Jordan is coming to the State! If you loved Will & Grace on TV, you will love Leslie Jordan Uncensored in person! He’ll be entertaining a packed crowd at The

METAL BAVMORDA by Eve Oberlander Bavmorda is making a music video! “Titled Debt to a Witch”, this death metal song is based on three witches who eat the young and beautiful to obtain immortal beauty. I got off work Friday to receive a phone call. Bavmorda had lost their location for their video shoot. They asked if they could use my place and I said no problem. I went home and quickly cleared out my garage, moving things out and sweeping the concrete floor. I knew at some point I’d be on that concrete floor, acting as a witch’s victim. Cast and crew showed up. We set up an altar, rope and cameras. And I threw a party during the video shoot. We had some laughs at a few mishaps. Things we will laugh about when we get together and hang out later. It was so much fun being in a metal music video with friends and one of your favorite local bands. Final filming will be done by the time this article is printed. The song is tight, the video is going to be sick! Look for the song on their upcoming EP. Bavmorda formed in 2014 as a grind project to perform at Joe and Jamie’s wedding. They were thinking, “Screw the first dance!” They wanted

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live metal at the reception. What better way to play your first show as a new band but at your very own wedding? The Bavmorda wedding set was fun and they continued to  create music in a heavier direction. What is now a female-fronted Death Metal band with Jamie Salazar on vocals and her husband Joe Salazar (Forever Obscured) on Guitar and their new lineup change of Mat Zahn (Zombie Death Stench) on Bass, Roel Guajardo (Forever Obscured) on drums, they sound more death then grind. Their live performances leave a chill on my skin with Jamie’s deep growls and higher pitch screams, Joe’s heavy, beefy tone and Mat’s thundery low end sorcery on guitars paired with Roel’s powerful blast beats. I’m looking forward to Bavmorda and what they have in store for this New Year.

Breaking news, longtime favorite local metal band of mine, Forever Obscured is still together. Forever Obscured wants to remind all of you metal heads that they are still alive and kicking, writing and practicing new material. The band has merchandise on sale.  T-shirts and Cd’s are available. Follow them on Facebook. Their album titled Insufflation of Miscreation is super sick and heavy. Check out their Official music video “Sever The Taste” on Youtube. You’ll see me in the video along with other FO fans.

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UNPLUGGED The Unsinkable Mali Blues By Aaron Rowan

While Modesto Unplugged has been most closely associated with the Americana and folk genres, several of the most satisfying moments for me as a music curator have been those when we featured sounds from around the globe. One of my favorite showcases involved a classically trained soloist of the erhu, the two-stringed Chinese fiddle - one of the most beautiful instruments I’ve ever heard. Traditional tunes from South Africa, Russia, Finland and more have also been

among our programming. Now, with an increased focus on world music this year at the Music At The GMC series, we’re ready to explore new and dynamic instruments and styles. Mamadou Sidibe hails from the Wassoulou region of Mali in West Africa. Twenty-five years ago, he played a groundbreaking role in transforming the music of this region from its origins in hunters’ sacred melodies, played on six-string donso ngoni (hunter’s harps), into music of philosophical observations, politics and daily life. The donso ngoni originated several hundred years ago and was traditionally played for hunting ceremonies. Mamadou has helped expand the instrument’s range, creating 8-, 10- and 12-string versions called kamale ngoni. Mamadou and his wife Vanessa perform original, soulful, poignant and uplifting music in-

fluenced by West African rhythms and southern American blues. Vanessa Sidibe, originally from New York, is an accomplished Afro-Cuban and salsa musician with an impeccable rhythm on percussion. She brings earthy depth and ethereal sensuality to all her vocals, singing in English, Spanish and Bambara (the predominant national language of Mali.) Mamadou & Vanessa are winners of several prestigious music competitions including the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. They’ll be with us on Saturday February 18, in the Gottschalk Music Center’s recital hall which you’ll find at 1502 E St. As always, doors are at 7:00, music’s at 7:30, and it’s $15 general or free for kids under twelve. Also appearing this month at the GMC is Native American songstress Susan Toney, with her fusion of country, pop, rock, and R&B. Susan delivers a transparent, introspective collection of songs steeped in spirituality, encompassing the influences of her heritage. An award winner at the American Songwriting Festival and the Billboard Songwriting Contest, she captivates audiences with compelling vocals, profound lyricism and dynamic melodies. Catch Susan at 7:30 on Thursday 2/9. Get your RSVP in for these intimate, forty-seat listening concerts at modestounplugged@yahoo.com or 209-543-5306.

Fight Hunger with Empty Bowls Empty Bowls Benefit is a fun night of awareness and raising funds to fight hunger with Second Harvest Food Bank. The teams at both Second Harvest and Sysco will make sure this is a night you will not soon forget. The event will will open at 6:00 pm for cocktail hour, silent auction, and one of a kind wine raffle. A unique dining experience will be provided by the talented chefs of Sysco. This is truly an evening that you will not want to miss! Empty Bowls serves as a visual reminder that so many in our community often go without the most vital necessity: food. This event will showcase the programs and services Second Harvest offers and is one way to help ensure our neighbors’ bowls are filled February 25th Sysco Food Services 136 Mariposa Rd Modesto  6 pm  Tix and info at http://www.localfoodbank.org/

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INTER

Open Your Heart to Love Jane Seymour

rom young British ballet dancer to her first key

by Chris Murphy

role in Young Winston to a celebrated remake of East of Eden and then as a Golden Globe winning Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, Jane Seymour has been blazing trails throughout her career. Besides her talent both in performance as well as art, Ms. Seymour dedicated much of her time to helping others, and assisting organizations that assist those in need or crisis.   She created the “Open Hearts” design that now has become a symbol of giving and openness and this year, becomes one of the symbols of the American Heart Association Wear Red Campaign.  She will be the keynote speaker of the Go Red for Heart event in Modesto at the Gallo Center for the Arts on May 11 & 12     We were fortunate to connect with Ms. Seymour and learn a bit more about her contributions and future plans.

ModestoView:   When did first realize that you had fine art talents? Jane Seymour:  I used to draw as a child and I loved to paint in high school. In fact, I could have gone to college for art, but I didn’t. I started painting seriously after I went through a terrible divorce when I was 40 and lost everything, my house my money, everything. I was given some free art lessons by a gentleman who had donated his time and I later commissioned a drawing of mine as a donation. He taught me basic color techniques and after that it was my favorite thing to do. I was in a book called Actors to Artists and was then involved with private issue Discover card where they asked me to paint for Discover card and 3 of my paintings were shown at the Guggenheim. One of my paintings on the credit card was sold for 25 thousand dollars and that money was donated to the Open Heart Foundation. I realized that painting was something that I could do everyday for myself. I didn’t have to wait for someone to hire me, it was something that I could do for myself and it was very healing for me. Also, it can help raise funds for important charities and highlight important issues.   MV:  Your path has been amazing, what was one of your most memorable moments on film?

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JS: I’ve had so many it’s hard to pick but obviously Dr. Quinn, Somewhere in Time and War and Remembrance because I spent 9 months shooting that film and in many ways it depicted WW2, which both of my parents were very much involved in. Also, Wedding Crashers gave me a whole new career using more of my comedic skills.   MV:  Is there a role that you have done that you would love to reprise? JS: Maybe Dr. Quinn. But I’m much older now so it’s hard to reprise.   MV:  How does it feel for you know that your Open Heart art has been such an inspiration for so many? JS: It thrills me to feel that somehow I came up with a universal symbol of giving and receiving love that helps people understand challenge in life and to accept and let go of the negative things in life and use their experience to reach out to help others. I feel that life is about the journey of life and how we grow, and we grow from adversity and challenge and the Open Heart message really speaks to that.   MV:   With Dancing with the Stars, you were

able to fulfill a dream from your early dancing days, what is another dream you hope to realize? JS: I have to learn how to sing and play a guitar! I’m currently filming a pilot called His Wives and Daughters where I play a country music star. I am going to start taking lessons soon and even if it isn’t my own voice or guitar used in the series, I’m going to do it just for myself.   MV:   What message do you send to women when it comes to heart smart living? JS:  First, stay closely intact with your cardiologist take the test, take the meds they tell you take and the advice they give you like meditation and eliminating stress as much as you can in your live also heart healthy exercise and heart healthy foods. I personally love blueberries, almonds, pistachios, fast walks on the beach and I love to mediate as well and sometimes I paint which puts me into a meditative state.   MV:   What is something that you want the people of Modesto to know about you after this event?

JS: I would like to share my passion for giving back and spreading the Open Heart philosophy. That is why we started the Open Heart Foundation. I want to empower other underserved charities to do the same. I would love to create ambassadors throughout the world that embody the open heart message. I really believe that each of us in our own way can make a difference in the world with our unique abilities. I am fortunate enough to have a celebrity platform that allows me to convey messages that I believe in.   MV: What is next for Jane Seymour? JS: As I mentioned, I am currently filming a new pilot for CMT network called His Wives and Daughters. Also, I recently finished filming the movies Bereave Me Not, Mistrust and Praying For Rain. Besides my acting career, I have a fulltime design business. The most exciting upcoming events are a new home collection with Michael Amini and an Open Heart fragrance to launch on Mother’s Day.   MV:  What do you think about the fact that Modesto is the home of George Lucas, American Graffiti and Star Wars? JS: I’m very happy to be there. I am such a huge fan of his.   MV:  Our traditional question for all of our interviews; Beatles or Stones?   JS:  Beatles. Beatles. Beatles.   For more info on this event: modestogoredluncheon.heart.org Thursday May 11, Wine Dinner with Jane Seymour – Gallo Center Friday May 12, Go Red for Women Luncheon and Shopping and Health Expo 10:00 – 3:00 Keynote lunch with Jane Seymour – Tix $75 For sponsor and ticket questions, Katie Malone 209-598-8220

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VALENTINE by Chris Murphy There is always time for some romance. A quick date with your wife, partner or significant other is always possible. Don’t save your romance just for Valentine’s Day.  There are little things you can do that have the look of love, a cool mix with Dusty Springfield, Zero 7 or Concrete Blond, bottle of wine, flowers when not expected or even just a morning love note.  Don’t wait until the 14th to show those that you love, that you love them.   But here are a few things happening that will make your Valentine’s Day that much better.  If you are going to go out on the 14th, better book it fast and order your flowers.  

Grace Lieberman & Friends February 12, Congregation Beth Shalom – 3 Pm This is a long-standing Modesto tradition. Love is in the air at this concert,” says Grace Lieberman. “I look forward to it every year. I just love to give good talent a voice.” Grace, along with Dorothy Baldauf, is a founding member of this concert series, and has been organizing the Valentine talent since 2000.  Be sure to save time after the concert for the 2nd annual Valentine Tea with David Bradford that quickly sells out.  

Congregation Beth Shalom 209-571-6060 1705 Sherwood – 3 pm www.sundaysatcbs. com

Roman Holiday Starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck Tues. Feb 14 at 4 p.m.

(NR-1953)

The Princess Bride Marriage at the Mansion February 14 - 906 15th St 9 am – 4 pm This will be a fantastic day of weddings at the McHenry Mansion.  This is Modesto’s house and the setting is perfect for a spring wedding.   Stanislaus County Clerk / Recorder / Commissioner of Civil Marriages, Lee Lundrigan and staff perform civil marriage ceremonies in English and Spanish on Valentine’s Day.  “Marriage at the Mansion” offers each couple a romantic experience that will take them back in time. All ceremonies are individualized and the Mansion Gift Shop will be open with a Valen-

tine theme; and local businesses are donating gifts. Wedding photos can be purchased. There is no flash photography in the Mansion to preserve the valuable antiques. Couples must sign up in advance through the Clerk Recorder’s Office at 209-525-5250 or call 209-525-5230 for assistance in Spanish. Marriage licenses must be purchased and appointments made in advance at the Clerk Recorder’s Office located at 1021 “I” Street in downtown Modesto. Cost of the license and ceremony is $121 or $126 for confidential marriage licenses. Certified marriage certificates are an additional $15 and must be paid by check. No blood test is required. Guests are limited to 15 for each wedding, and children must be age 12 or older to attend in the Mansion.

Swashbuckling, romance and comedy Tues. Feb 14 at 7 p.m.

(PG-1987)

Wayne’s World 25th Anniversary screening Wed. March 8. at 7 p.m.

COMING SOON JULIETA (R) Opens Fri. Feb. 3 at 4 p.m.

NERUDA (R) Opens Fri. Feb. 17 at 4 p.m.

FENCES (PG-13) Opens Fri. Feb. 3 at 7 p.m.

TONI ERDMANN (R) Opens Fri. Feb. 17 at 7 p.m.

LION (PG-13) Opens Fri. Feb. 10 at 2 p.m.

JULIA (PG-1987) Sun. Feb. 19 at 2 p.m.

Box Office 12-3pm M-F (209) 527-4697 • www.thestate.org

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BIG

By Chris Murphy

We all have these pictures in our head.

What are the images that are really burned into your brain? Photographs are powerful. They can excite, please, anger, provoke and inspire.  Many people react to different things and this month we turn the camera back on ourselves.    FotoModesto is going to blanket downtown Modesto in photographic imagery.  This 23-location show will showcase over 50 photographers. But it doesn’t stop there.  These photos are there to inspire the photographer in all of us.  Maybe photography is an amazing Ansel Adams portrait of your dinner, a Salvador Dali inspired selfie.  No matter what it means to you, we celebrate the images of our community and invite you to be part of this.  At ModestoView, we try to think of really cool ways to celebrate Modesto through art and photographs every day. Our covers have won awards in the way we celebrate our city, but there is an award winner in each of us. Your eye, your take, your view is so important.  We are fortunate to have the talented Michael J Mangano to bring amazing ideas to life and his work will be featured in this show. Our friend David Schroeder has captured images all over the world, some of my favorites are from Cuba, and his library of work inspired  this project.  Legendary local photographers like Adrian Mendoza, Bill Harris, and David Shroeder will be showcased along with new up and coming talents.  Many of you have watched as Adrian built his “11th St Story” showcase and David produced a beautiful show from Cuba and many of these images will be showcased. Aaron Draper has a new series that will really touch your soul.  Their eyes have seen things that are beautiful, terrifying, inspiring and simply amazing.  In a world of selfies and cell phone cameras do the photographic arts still have a place at our visual table?  Does fine art photography still exist, or has it been buried by the endless stream of instant gratification images that flood our social media?  These, and similar questions, were the stimulus behind the creation of fotoMODESTO.  David Schroeder, John Wynn, and Edward Mendes conjured up the idea of taking a look at the current state of photography, in all of its’ various forms, and presenting it in one grand event for your consideration.  So check out this amazing show this month that is hosted all across our downtown.  Dig into your archives, your soul and your mind and see what images you can do and share in this smorgasbord of amazing imagery.

fotoModesto Opening Night - February 3rd

Mistlin Gallery - 6:00 to 9:00 pm 6:45 – 7:30 Panel Discussion “State of the Art of Photography Slide show of all exhibits and artists Catering by Dewz, Deva, Picasso, Ralston’s Goat, Concetta  

A Celebration of the Photographic Arts

February 1 – 28, 2017 All over Downtown Modesto

Third Thursday Art Walk on February 16th

Most of the exhibiting venues will be open for your stroll and view.

Michael J Mangano

Additional events and activities may also be scheduled at the individual locations. Please consult the attached list of venues for their hours of operation and special activities. For additional information check the event calendar at www.modestoview.com or contact: David Schroeder, photomodesto@gmail.com or Edward Mendes, edward@edwardmendes.com

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Underexposed by Aaron Draper

Aaron Draper

“The goal of Underexposed is to make the homeless as visually appealing as possible in a society that is visually demanding” “When it comes to social activism, you achieve greater public awareness by communicating hope as opposed to hopelessness”   “If I’m able to affect the way that one person views the homeless, I will have considered my series a success”

Share Your Photographs on Instagram

ModestoView has one of the largest photo archives of the Modesto area and our Instagram is a living and breathing gallery built from your creations. With a simple #modestoview, your creations get shared with our friends.  If you notice in each issue we search for #modestoview and put our readers photos in in RearView, share on Facebook and even share to the ModestoView Instagram.  We are all artists, photographers and it is time to share your talents, and we will share you back.   Join in on the fun.   If we select your Instagram pic for the RearView,  we will send you a ModestoView sticker and T-Shirt. 

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Adrian Mendoza Dancer Jackie Goneconti inside the historic Sailors Union of the Pacific in San Francisco.

David Schroeder

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The Art of Photography

Venues & Artists/Exhibitions Mistlin Gallery                         Aaron Draper Underexposed exhibit & Medium is the Message Chartreuse Muse                      Vicki Strickland Modspot (Peer Recovery)         Philip Johnson, Ashley Tacheira, Martin Baker McHenry Museum                    Photo Collective Picasso                                    Bill Harris Modesto Jr. College                 First Exposure (11 Female Photographers) Deva Cafe                                Digital Arts (Anna Barber, Sam Shaw, Michael Mangano) Barkin Dog                               Kevin Phal Slaters Furniture                      Ed Mendes Preservation Coffee                 John Wynn Crow Trading                           Jennifer Williams and Raymond Jabola          Library                                      Modesto Camera Club Candy’s Travel                         David Schroeder Stanislaus Schools                  Student Photography Gallo Center                            Performing Arts Group Show Sierra Vista                              Dan Souza Ralston’s Goat                          Noah Wilson Concetta’s                                Jon Sousa Dewz                                       Jeremy Center Intrinsic Elements                    Rebecca Harvey 10th Street Place                     Wildlife Show Group Show Langlois Music                         Landscapes by Mark Peters, Dennis Wister & Gary Hunter 

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ROCKABILLY to it!Greasers SC Central California &

Rockabilly Riot

Martinez Tony Trevino’s Barber Shop Present: Rocka-

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talents. The Meeker duo, dad and son Richard Meeker and Stephen Meeker, playing what they love: the blues. (With a raunchy harmonica tones!) Then there’s Tony Trevino, a local barber shop owner and lead man of many projects from his punk days to his Rockabilly and blues days. Joining them is Tractor Boy Chris Ward on drums. Last but not least, Pablo Cruise on guitar wailing those tasteful rhythms. Greasehound’s Richard Romero and his two

billy Riot at Sweet Lu’s on Feb 19th, located at 3014 4th Street Ceres. Headlining is the Legendary Shack Shakers. I remember my first Legendary Shack Shaker show, opening for Reverend Horton Heat in San Francisco. Standing up-front waiting with anticipation for this raunchy powerhouse of a group. Two songs in my sister and I had to remove ourselves from the front row. Robert Plant said, “I don’t know how much more expressive you can get the crowd being a rock ‘n roll singer!”. This holds very true to the our Lord. Friends: everyday is a gift . Legendary Shack Coland J.D.every Wilkesmemis Please make sureShakers; that you astounding on stage! Can’t wait to get up close ber of your family love one another daily, for another wild performance. eat right and exercise together. It’s easy, just The Brains, another extraordinary push everything aside and putPsychobilly your famband from Montreal founded in 2002, is a ily’s health first and go for a family walk powerhouse to be reckoned with. A band that with your dogs.  You’ll find that walking likes to break all the rules. Influenced by Nekwill benefit you and your health beyond rommatix, Happy Drivers, and Motorhead. belief and the satisfaction you’ll get by exYou can expect one heck of a riot. You will not ercising together a family will far exceed be disappointed in as their performance. any or win at any competition. The Deltamedal Bombers was established in 2008 by four ShadowChase running club has a walkteenagers, Chris, Andrew, Gregrio & Kirk. ing group too. Log These four young menonto fromShadowChase.org Las Vegas have

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partners in crime are no strangers to the local music scene. Playing everything from metal shows to Rockin’ Holiday on 10th Street. Richard and his trio are not afraid to take it all on. After all, rock`n`roll is fun to play. So come check out the music, the cars and pinup contest! Show starts at 3pm 21+event and $15.00 at the door. Let ROCK~N~ROLL RULE!!!!

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Fitness tips: ~Walking is more beneficial for your body in the long term versus running. ~Walk at an indoor mall if weather doesn’t permit outdoor. playing reputable made a name for themselves, ~Walk your dog in an indoor pet store if Rockabillyand Psychobilly Festivals around weather the world.doesn’t I am surepermit. they never expected to ~When yourare dog outside, become sowalking viral as they today. The Voodoo are them. a mix of many local please pickKillers up after

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designs can be created, it will double your marketing because the artist will push The Month of Love the band and the band will by Middagh Goodwin push the artist. Check out February is the month of love and that is one 1800getatom, Haro Artist, thing we need more right about now. One of my the Black Sheep’s Ink and favourite things about the MAMA Awards show Ethen Beavers, all fantastic artists and local to is the diversity of artists playing on one stage. I the area. Check out the Artist Alley at Turlock would love to see more unity in the music and Comic Con on February 4th or Grape City Con arts community. My call to action for everyone April 8th for even more local artists and family reading is to check out and share 5 local acts fun to boot. with friends. Mix things up if you are into Jazz, The goal should be a more vibrant and lively then check out some Americana or Acoustic or arts community, more live music, comedy maybe some Hip Hop acts. If you like Metal, and art shows. Together is the only way we listen to or go see some Punk or can achieve this. Get out and Rockabilly bands. Mix it up, get out support the events that are of your comfort zone, and maybe taking place, frequent the bars you will find some new favorites and cafes that are hosting these and make some new friends.   events. Even if you can not One thing that I have noticed make it to a show, tell your is lacking is band merchandise. friends and share the event T-Shirts, Buttons, Stickers and info on your social networks. Patches are all within the reach of any local It is not just the job of the promoter, band or band. I would be thrilled to see more musicians venue to get the word out, it is all of our jobs if utilising the wealth of local graphic artists in the we want to see a resurgence, an artistic rebirth. area. Reach out to this pool of talent and let’s see Remember, “Friends don’t let friends miss great what collaborations can happen. I for one would events”.  love to add a couple new band shirts to my col- Performers make sure to send your show info lection drawn by some of my favourite local art- to events@modestoview.com so we can add ists. Not only do I believe that some incredible them to our calendar.

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My Valentine to you is wrapped in the familiar and that is what makes it tasty.

Without going backwards and rehashing what we have lost in the way of venues and fresh modes to portray art, I would like to highlight a gem. Small. Precious. The Queen Bean has again discovered a formula for creating a niche in the scene and refreshing the ideals of Singer Songwriters. Since January 6, the Friday Night Unplugged mini concert series has been in full swing. From 6-8 pm, two artists perform entirely acoustic indoors. It is as close to a personal concert in your home as you will get in impression and environment. The design of Tyler and Christina of the Band, Me & You serve as hosts and artist in residence. Please bring your family and enjoy a free evening of great music and good company. On Thursday, February 16, the Black Oak Casino brings Country Music Legacy Royalty Songwriter Pam Tillis to the area. Daughter of Country Music Legend Mel Tillis, the Nashville born and raised artist is prolific in piano and guitar and known for her penchant for diverse re-stylings of Country music. “Don’t Tell Me What To Do”, “Queen of Denial”, ”Shake The Sugar Tree” and “Maybe It Was Memphis” became giant hits and earned her way onto the charts and into the hearts of music fans across the genres. LOVERS!! If you are looking to gift your Sweetheart a beautifully customized musical memory for the Valentine Season look no further than your own Songwriter View Columnist and Chick Singer Songwriter ME, to craft a singing telegram for the object of your affections. All singing telegrams include an original or popular song, artisan card and floral and/or food goodie. These are tailored to your individual needs: beloved, proposals, personal, family, public, private, workplace, your imagination is your canvas. For information on Valentine Singing Telegrams call 209-409-2115 and visit pattycastillodavis.com for music and reference.

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Center Stage Conservatory Brings a Haunting New Season By Summer Krafft Photo by Jeffrey Truong

Center Stage Conservatory will premiere the first

play of their 2017 season, Shining City, opening February 10th at the Lower Level Studio at 948 11th Street. It is a different kind of ghost story, following a man through counseling after the loss of his wife, which turns out to be not as simple a story as it once seemed. The play will run weekends through February 26th. The season will feature a total of six plays, all on the subject of what haunts us. On that subject, Artistic Director Traci Sprague said, “This past year it has become evident how haunted people are by things from their past. Something that I will call beautiful, even if at face value we would not define it as such. But beautiful they are because they are a part of this rich complex and messy world that makes us who we are. When we explore these hauntings, we can shine a light to see love in the darkest of moments and help us see what we need to hold onto in this often harsh and cruel world. Theatre is known for its power to shine a light; to bring the necessary awareness,

to help us heal and provide this inspiration to make changes in our world and thoughts both small and large. These are tremulous times and it seemed most important to explore what haunts us with the 2017 season.” Next up, in April, will be the theater’s second annual Devised Theatre Project, a piece of the new theater built from the ground up at Center Stage by local writers, performers, and Sprague herself. Later in the season, the theater will be producing heartwarming The Miss Firecracker Contest, the comedy Dog Sees God, the family drama The Effect of Gamma Rays on the Man-In-the-Moon Marigolds, wrapping up in December with the classic holiday ghost story Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol. The season will also offer a variety of special events including music, a dance showcase, and drop-in yoga sessions. In addition, Center Stage is offering season subscriptions which include tickets to every show of the season at a discount, as well as discounts on special events. To subscribe or find more details on the season’s offerings, visit centerstagemodesto.com or like the Facebook page Center Stage Conservatory’s Lower Level Studio.

HISTORY History In Your backyard: E. Clampus Vitus Chapter 58 by Lloyd G. Ploutz, Historian You live in a very historical area of Stanislaus and Merced Counties dating from the Gold Rush days. These are the established areas of responsibility of your local Chapter of E. Clampus Vitus, AKA, “Clampers”.  Estanislao Chapter 58 was established on June 21, 1958 at Knights Ferry. This meeting of historical and fun loving men joined their original founding group of gold miners who organized the first Clampers at Mokelumne Hill Mining Camp in 1853.     Why did these hard working, hard drinking, hard fighting men with total irreverence towards any organized structure or fraternal organizations want to have one of their own?  The elite organizations like the “Masons”, “Oddfellows”, “Sons of 76”, “Order of the Star Spangled Banner”, or “Knights of Columbus”, would not let the preconceive low life miners join and they would then “Black Ball” them. These elite organization members where the store owners, large mine owners, saloon owners, attorneys, judges, business managers and other business owners  Over time these rejected miners decided to fight back by organizing their own selective Fraternal Group, were by E. Clampus Vitus was formed as an answer to the rejections of these special groups of people,    Their rules were very simple: #1 E Clampus Vitus would be a fun, hell-raising organization.  #2 Each new candidate must go through an initiation before the present members, and if they passed, then  (#3)  the new associate would then buy every member in the saloon their drinks for the night.  Then and only then he would be a member in good standing.  The members of E. Clampus Vitus would “not” purchase any mining supplies, materials, or services from any businessman that was not a member of their organization ECV.  The

business owners had no choice but to join E. Clampus Vitus if they wanted to sell their wares. Join they did.    As I stated E. Clampus Vitus had simple rules of having fun at the expense of the new initiate. Humor was paramount, no limits were had toward practical jokes and tricks played upon the unexpected. Good times were had by all.  As any sound organization must be, it should have a foundation of principals.  These principals were to “Protect the widows and the orphans, especially the widows”. and live by the creed, “Credo Crea Absurdom”, which literally means, “It is absurd because it is.”    So to summarize, the beginning of E. Campus Vitus was born out of social frustration of the day, and to have something extremely fun and fun it was because someone else was paying for the party.    Today your local Estanislao Chapter 58 of E. Clampus Vitus still ensues these principals with its on going work to identify, record, and expose to the public the history in your back yard.  Stanislaus and Merced Counties have over 10,000 members on our registration rolls.  Once you’re a member, you’re a member for life.  There are no dues and no requirements, but to have fun twice a year. Your local Chapter 58 has researched, resurrected, and recorded the physical locations of importance at more than 45 sites.  Many of these historical location have an established monument denoting the local events that took place.  You will note also the plaques mounted upon special building and structures. Please stop by and read them.  For the most part you will see E. Clampus Vitus Chapter #58 and its then Noble Grand Humbugs, AKA, past president name.

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Well all righty then, 24,000 like for the Modesto View and counting! This is a good thing and means a whole lotta folks out there are involved in making things better for the music and arts community here in the valley. My hat is off to Chris Murphy the energizer bunny that makes this happen and to all the staff that do their part. Lots of things coming our way to take part in and as it is important to “like” something, it’s best to come on down and support it. Blue Monday Invitational Jam returns to the Barkin’ Dog Grill this Feb 13th with Ultra Lounge, with special guest Cuban Percussionist Carlos Carro and Odaly’s Caro and Latin Jazz piano.  We will be playing everything

from straight ahead Jazz, funk, Latin, Rhythm and Blues and yes some POP with special guests sitting in for dancing and listening. The band is a super group of all the best players in the area with 7-piece house Band hosting. The Blue Monday Band features: lead vocalist, guitar and bass player Dave Sousa, Johnny Valdes guitar, Tim Allen bass, vocals, Dave Hawks on drums, Eric Benson & Pat Governor on keys, and horn section: Andrew Rosenblum Sax, trumpet, and Jamie Dubberly trombone. Show from 7 to 10 PM with food and drink available in an all age venue. Call the Dog for reservations: 572-2341.  If you play, come on down and sit in with the best musicians in the area, it’s gonna’ be smokin’! The Gallo Center for the Arts is bringing in some great shows. I’ve been there for Sheila E (of Prince), blue-collar comedian Ron White, Robben Ford Guitar Army, the Guess Who, and Brian Setzer formerly of the Stray Cats Rockabilly Christmas show. For February bringing in: 4th the Motown Men, 7th the Manhattan Transfer meets Take 6, 16th Rain, Beatles tribute,25th Fleetwood Mac tribute Rumors’ album material and save the date; March

If you luv music you’re gonna luv this     by Eric Benson 11th Chris Botti. Critic’s choice if you like harmony you’ll want the check out Manhattan Transfer and Take 6, it is gonna be smoking! The Barkin’ Dog Grill for Feb features: 4th Tony & the Tough Times, Chicago Blues, 10th Valley Jazz Company, 13th Blue Monday Party, 16th Art Walk with  Dave Dow Jazz jam, 18th Marty Grau Celebration, 24th Hot Club Faux

Gitane, and the 25th Gary Gervase Kick Start Band, some down home Blues!. Come back out for third Thursday Art Walk 5 to 9:00 PM for some great art and music in the downtown! .Lowdown on the jam session in the downtown: Barkin’ Dog Thursday night jazz jams with Dave Dow, Queen Bean Sundays open mike night also in an all age environment. Remember please support our local live 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 209918-7033.

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BLUES Full Strength by Earl Matthews Hello everyone, winter is in full strength and as wet as she pleases this year and I can think of no better way to warm up on a cold night then to go out to a show. Kicking the month off, the Poorhouse Millionaires Duo will be at the Bourbon Barrel in Sonora for some songs and fun. On the 4th Rob Hill Band will be at Knights Ferry Saloon, one of my favorite places to enjoy music. Rob calls his music Jazzy Blues, I think it perfectly describes his sound. His band’s sound is built on a rock solid rhythm section with 3 talented lead players and Rob’s impassioned singing style. You really can’t go wrong. On the 10th Terrie Londee in at Vintage Lounge in Turlock with her group the B-4 Dawn Band. They play Funk, Soul, R&B and Classic Rock. Terrie has a beautiful voice and a vivacious spirit that is sure to keep you smiling all night long. Let’s all make a note of the annual Johnny Cash Birthday Bash at the Prospect Theater.

This event always slays the crowd, bringing together a whole bunch of different singers and musicians from our local music family to celebrate the legacy of Johnny Cash and raise money for the Theater. Two days later at the Gallo Center 10 time Grammy Award winner Bonnie Raitt will perform. She is listed on both the top 100 singers and top 100 guitar players of all time by Rolling Stone. She mixes Blues, Rock, Folk and Country sounds together to great effect. I have been a fan most of my life. What an amazing human being; I hope I get to go. Finishing things off are a couple of Poorhouse Millionaires shows, a full band show at the Knights Ferry Saloon on the 25th and on the 26th the Duo will be doing acoustic breakfast at Deva Cafe. As always you can jam away your blues every Thursday at the Garlic Brothers in Stockton with Jeramy Norris and the Dangerous Mood. Or in Modesto with David Dow at the Barking Dog. Both Jams are free and all ages. Have a great month and I hope to see you out at a show!

ZEN Happy New Year of the Yin Fire Rooster 2017! by Mary Layton According to the lunar Chinese calendar the New Year began on January 28th. The internet has all kinds of amusing but also interesting comments about what this Rooster year will be all about. So I learned, while the last year was the year of the Fire Monkey, full of surprises and unpredictability, the energy of the Fire Rooster is supposedly the opposite. There will be more planning and things will be resolved in a step by step approach. We may feel more grounded and less anxious. That would be nice. It would make 2017 the perfect year to take responsibility for the direction of your life. Instead of getting fancy, think of practical solutions, of what you want to achieve and how you want to get it done. The word “Yin”(in Chinese : female) in front of the Fire Rooster means that this Rooster has a feminine energy. Along with all the planning and preparing it will be important to inject a feminine quality: To trust and follow one’s instincts and intuition. For example, if something doesn’t feel quite right

we need to pay attention! The other thing that can be said about the Rooster is that he is the early riser in the yard, waking everyone. 2017 may be a much-needed wake up call. A year to renew and restore, replace old furniture and buy new clothes. The Rooster is proud of his plumage and struts around as ruler of the barnyard. This archaic and masculine(yang) role makes the rooster a conservative with unfailing dedication. Being always inflexible and refusing to change ideas or life strategies however, may prove to be inadequate for the future. Let’s not strangle ourselves in the quest of perfection and precision. If we can keep our spirit flexible we will achieve the perfect yin and yang balance in this Rooster year. Have a great 2017!   For more info go to : taich4modesto.com - or call (209)572-4518

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It’s no secret that exercising with a friend can be more beneficial to one’s fitness than exercising solo. So why not invite your best friend to join you? For me, my best friend would happen to be my wife. When it comes to cycling one of us obviously has a stronger speed advantage on the bike verses the other. For the sake of loving kindness, I won’t mention who that might be in our marriage. Regardless, when my wife and I go biking together I’ve always been more about keeping her safe with me on the road instead of bolting way ahead to pull the pack as how my group rides. I admit I know a bit more about cycling etiquette and the laws of the road than my spouse. So consequently I am constantly being more concerned about where she’s at and that she’s OK on a ride, which doesn’t really make for the best cycling workout. This is why I turned to Tandem Cycling. With Tandem Cycling I always know where she’s at and taking the lead on the front of the bike. I also educate her with riding skills to get stronger and wiser when it comes to riding with traffic. This is just one of the many pluses with Tandem Cycling.

My personal favorite is that we can stay together during the entire ride. We can carry on a conversation and enjoy not only some oneon-one time together, but also some cardio fitness. We have great fun, and outside of that she continually lets me know she’s drafting me.  No kidding. Tandem bikes are fairly inexpensive and I personally enjoy the extra weight of such a bike because the benefits of having to work a lot harder to get moving on a tandem bike makes me faster for my road bike which weighs about 190% less, extra rider included. This Spring, I invite you to invest in your relationship, fitness and riding skills because the couple who tandems together, stays together.

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Over the winter holiday, I had the awesome opportunity to practice the Olympic sport of curling while in Lake Tahoe. It was such an interesting experience and inspired me to continue trying new and even unusual sports. I highly recommend looking out for clubs and events to expand your ‘game repertoire’. Spring is such a wonderful time to get out into the air and enjoy Modesto’s weather heating up! And there are so many cool, unique programs in the Stanislaus area for all ages! Clubs that surround sports like fencing, rugby, archery and rollerhockey are all accessible near Modesto. In the last month, the Central Valley Rugby Club has begun sign ups! Coached by two local, experienced rugby players, this could be an awesome way to familiarize yourself with a dif-

ferent sport! To contact the coordinator, Christina Glenn for more information, call 209-2872682 or email her at centralvalleyrugby@gmail. com . If practices and giving up weekends for games isn’t your style, there are still tons of neat ways to try a new sport in Modesto. One of everyone’s favorite additions in 2016 is the new ‘MB2 Raceway’. There are nothing but stellar reviews from this indoor go kart raceway, and the experience is too fun to neglect! Check out the website mb2raceway.com for booking details. As mentioned in the last issue, the Stanislaus Dry Creek River Trail is an ideal location for biking, running, tennis, picnics, walking your dog and even frisbee golf! Yes, it’s not just a game invented for the wii! With a full course at East La Loma Park, frisbee golf is a great way to get your dose of vitamin D. My songs for February are ‘Birds Don’t Sing’ by TV Girl, ‘PPP’ by Beach House and ‘Swim and Sleep (Like a Shark)’ by Unknown Mortal Orchestra! Don’t forget to support your local artists and musicians this month!!

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BARGAIN Fabulous February Everything about February is fabulous! Ms.

by Monica Barber

M feels like everything is coming up roses and hearts for everyone as she finds herself window shopping in Mchenry Village. The stores have begun their transformation for Valentine’s Day and it reminds this doll that this it may be shortest month of the year but that makes it the perfect time to make it long on fun. Make your mark on the month in a fabulous yet frugal way. You might be short on cash but not on fun!  The fun begins with words at the 5th Annual Modesto Poetry Festival on February 4th. The festival located at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will include a workshop and reading with Susan Woldridge. The all-day festival hosts a poetry contest and luncheon. 9:30am4pm. Tickets $35/ $30 for MoSt member/$10 for students. Info: www. saintpaulsmodesto. org contact: khnb425@ hotmail.com or 209523-0196 Date night doesn’t have to be high dollar or filled with drama. The State Theater welcomes you out for a Film and Fun Date Night on February 10th. The event invites you to enjoy a night of wine and beer tasting, appetizers, live music and a screening of the movie “Grease”. It’s the perfect evening for socializing, singing with prizes and more.  Dress up and sing along or play it cool and dance your way through the night. GA tickets $25 Doors: 6:30pm/Film 7:30pm. Info: www.

thestate.org Modesto welcomes in the Chinese New Year with the celebration of the Year of the Rooster on February 11th. Come celebrate the New Year that began on January 28th at the 11th Annual free event at the Senior Community Center. The event will include dancing, singing, musical performances, martial arts demonstrations and calligraphy drawing. It’s the perfect opportunity to introduce yourself to another culture and learn about their traditions. 2pm-4pm. 211 Bodem St. Modesto. Info/Contact: 209341-2951 There’s nothing fattening about celebrating Fat Tuesday at Tresetti’s annual Mardi Gras Party in Downtown Modesto on February 25th. Start to get your best outfit together because the 23rd annual event is an amazing good time for the 21 and overwho can’t make it out to New Orleans. Guests are delighted with four stages of music and the legendary Mardi Gras parade with beads, masks and so much more. Info: http://tresetti.com/Contact: Tresetti’s World Caffe 209-572-2990   February is a fabulous time to make a fresh start! Enjoy! Kisses, m

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Enjoy Modesto Night Life! • Enjoy Responsibly February 1 20th Century Women 80s night/DJ Gully Art Class with Patrick Barr & Kristin Moore Book Club: The Samurai’s garden Butterfly Craft Class Come and See Open House Creole Jazz Kings Dirty Dancing Family Story Time Figure Drawing Drop In Free Knit and Crochet Class Free QiGong Class Groundhog Craft Happy Birthday Madison Horseshoe tournament IE The Magician In One Accord Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner Open Mic Night Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime Riverbank Golden Ages Shadow Play Day Teen Game Day Trax on Wax Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong Valentine’s Crafts Party VITA Tax Assitance Workshop WCPL Poker Wednesdays Wee Move & Play Wig Out Wednesdays Wiggle Worms Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday February 2 20th Century Women Beer Flight Night Casanova’s Night Club Computer Basics Class David Dow and friends jam session Desparado Eagles Tribute DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease Girls Night Out Groundhog Day Craft Time Jackie Johnny & Kelly Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Kyle the Great Lego Day Live Music Live Music Mommy & Me Art Class Oakdale Museum & History Center Painting Crafts Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Spanish Preschool Storytime The Last Alleycat Thirsty Thursdays VITA Tax Assitance Workshop February 3 20th Century Women Adult Coloring Book Day Battered Beaver Live DJs DJ & Live Music DJ Arnie DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Otto & Guests DJ Tease Donnatella’s Haus of Drag Fuego Night with DJ Funstrummers Gig Band Rehearsal Glow Red Breakfast Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program HTC Crab Fest Johnny & Kelly Julietta Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Again MOMS Club of Ceres Meeting Nathan Ignacio and the switchbacks Neil & Matt Neil Buettner Poorhouse Millionaires Rick Barnes Science Night Teens Rockin’ Jump The Comic Strippers The Weekend Dance Party Turn Up Friday’s with DJ Kenny K Unplugged VFW Hamburger Night Village Dancers of the Valley

February 4 10 East Brunch Location 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up State Theatre Modesto 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Boardroom, Modesto 5th Annual Poetry Festival Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Adult Coloring Book Class Turlock Library B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Denair Library BalletBoyz Life Modesto Christian School 5755 Sick Rd Modesto Battered Beaver DJ Awal Shooter’s Pub & Grill Bilingual Preschool Storytime Gallo Center For the Arts Callbox Patterson Library Chilled Out Saturdays Mistlin Gallery Modesto Crab Fest 2017 Waterford Library DJ & Live Music NTouch, Modesto DJ Jmmie Jmmie Newman Library DJ Tease All over the world Enoch’s Crab Feed Shively’s Bar & Grill, Oakdale Folk Dancing Lessons Rivets Modesto Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Strings, Turlock Lost Horizons Ridgway’s, Modesto Meditation with Susie Sabatino’s, Modesto Mizz Monique’s Dragalicious Show P. Wexford’s, Modesto Oakdale Museum & History Center Speakeasy, Modesto Old Skool Saturdays Empire Library Open Air Market Keyes Library Rob Hill Band Newman Library Rock en Espanol Modesto Library Rockin’ Saturdays Oakdale Library Saturday Easy D Ride 3600Santa Fe St, Riverbank The Altbiters, Sloome, Paperspace & Sock Hughson Library The Midtown Men Patterson Library The Weekend Dance Party Speakeay, Modesto Tommy Castro First United Methodist Modesto Tony & The Tough Times Oakdale Library Turlock Comic Con Riverbank Library Turlock Teens Talk Books Titled Turtle, Modesto Yo Quiero Musica Ceres Library February 5 Tiki Lounge, Modesto 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Salida Library 20th Century Women Redwood Café, Modesto Acoustic Live Bunch Music Maxi’s at Double Tree Bloody Mary Sunday & Music Champagne Brunch Buffet State Theatre Modesto Country Music Jam with Dancing and Free Potluck Redwood Cafe, Modesto FOE Breakfast Crocodile’s, Modesto Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Salida Library Karaoke with Laura Barkin Dog Grill Modesto Kareoke Gallo Center For the Arts La Oficina Bar 1 Year Anniversary Red Brick Cafe, Turlock NFL Sunday Drink Specials & Free Food Speakeasy, Modesto Queen Bean Open Mic Night Tilted Turtle, Modesto Seniors Club Breakfast Hughson Library The Big Mix State Theatre Modesto VFW Breakfast P. Wexford’s, Modesto February 6 Kaiser Dale Rd, Modesto 20th Century Women Ridgway’s, Modesto Computer Basics Class Sabatino’s, Modesto Dance Exercise Class Ceres Library Josh Rosenblum Deva Cafe, Modesto Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Surla’s, Modesto Mayors Book Club The Chartreuse Muse, Modesto Overreaters Anonymous 212 West F Street Preschool Story Time Empire Library Ukelele Funstrummers Class Hughson Library Ukelele Funstrummers Class Salida Library VITA Tax Assitance Workshop Modesto Library WCPL Poker Mondays State Theatre Modesto Wiggle Worms Maxi’s at Double Tree Wiggle Worms Oakdale Library February 7 20th Century Women State Theatre Modesto Acoustic Jam at Queen Bean Newman Library Anthony K Comedy Night Battered Beaver, Oakdale Bath Bombs Craft Surla’s, Modesto Forever Young Dance Club Climax, Modesto Golden Valley Chorus Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Johnny & Kelly Urbano, H St Modesto Karaoke with DJ Andrew Boardroom, Modesto Karaoke with DJ Clovis King The People’s Club, Modesto Magic Frontier Tournament Tilted Turtle, Modesto Manhattan Transfer meet Take 6 Church of the Brethren, Modesto Name That Tune The Century, Modesto G NAMI Support Group MJC, West Science Center Nick Campos Howard Training Center, Modesto Open Mic with Mattea Overstreet Rivets Modesto Poetry Open Mic State Theatre Modesto Preschool Story Time Ridgway’s, Modesto Preschool Story Time O’Brians Tavern, Modesto Preschool Story Time Hughson Family Resource Center Preschool Story Time Knights Ferry Saloon Preschool Storytime Speakeasy, Modesto Salsa and Bachata Dancing Redwood Cafe, Modesto Sliding Bookmark craft Bourbon Barrel Sonora STEAM class: Gravity Painting The Fruit Yard, Modesto Successful Thinkers Network Mtg MJC, West Science Center Sweet Open Talent & Mic Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Teen perler bead craft Gallo Center For the Arts Tilted Tuesdays w/DJ Tease Crocodiles Nightclub Toastmaster Supper Club Shooters Modesto Trivia Tuesday Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Turlock Seniors Dance VFW Hall Modesto Ukelele Funstrummers Class Carnegie Arts Turlock

10 East Kitchen/Tap House, Turlock Chevron, 815 Kansas, Modesto Rite Aid, Pelandale & Sisk, Modesto St Paul’s Episcopal Church, Modesto Denair Library Oakdale Bicycle Shop Gallo Center For the Arts Battered Beaver, Oakdale Modesto Library Sandude Brewing Co., Modesto Shooters Modesto Howard Training Center, Modesto Surla’s, Modesto Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Speakeasy, Modesto Greens on Tenth, Modesto Carnegie Arts Turlock Ridgway’s, Modesto The Other Place, Modesto Intrinsic Elements Modesto Climax Bar, Modesto 212 West F Street Tilted Turtle Modesto Yogurt Station, Oakdale Knights Ferry Saloon Urbano California Bistro, Modesto Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Oakdale Bike Shop Deva, Modesto Gallo Center For the Arts Crocodiles Nightclub Grand Theatre, Tracy Barkin Dog Grill Modesto Stanislaus County Fairground, Turlock Turlock Library State Theatre Modesto Cruisers, McHenry & Kiernan State Theatre Modesto Deva Cafe, J St, Modesto Ralston’s Goat, Modesto Surla’s, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Eagles Club, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Urbano California Bistro, Modesto La Oficina Bar & Restaurant, Modesto Clarion Inn & Conf Center, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry Avenue Crocodile’s, Modesto VFW Hall Modesto State Theatre Modesto Modesto Library Salida Library P. Wexford’s, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Riverbank Library Sutter Gould Office McHenry Village Keyes Library First United Methodist Modesto Senior Citizen’s Center, Modesto Salida Library Tilted Turtle, Modesto Modesto Library Modesto Library State Theatre Modesto Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Cheroot Cigar Lounge, Modesto Riverbank Library Modesto Senior Center Mancini Hall, Modesto Rivets Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Utopia Games and Collectibles Gallo Center For the Arts Twisted Pig, Modesto Oakdale Library Maxi’s at Double Tree Knights Ferry Saloon Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Ceres Library Denair Library Keyes Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Ralston’s Goat, Modesto Hughson Library Turlock Library Round Table Pizza, 3848 McHenry 3014 4th St, Ceres Denair Library Tilted Turtle, Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry Avenue P. Wexford’s, Modesto 11914 Cahill St, Turlock Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto

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Have fun and be Safe! • Please Designate a Driver Ukelele Funstrummers Jam Valentine Book and Craft Wee Move & Play Wiggle Worms Word Intermediate Class Yoga with Rosa February 8 20th Century Women 80s night/DJ Gully Art Class with Patrick Barr & Kristin Moore Creole Jazz Kings Figure Drawing Drop In Free Knit and Crochet Class Free QiGong Class Friendship Bracelets Craft Hope for Parents of College Bound Students Horseshoe tournament IE The Magician In One Accord Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Lunch Hour Meditation McHenry Mansion Tea Sampling Mom’s Club Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner Open Mic Night Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime Riverbank Golden Ages Stanislaus County Coin Club Teen Craft: No sew Felt Heart Pillows Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong VITA Tax Assitance Workshop Wayne’s World 25th Anniversary WCPL Poker Wednesdays Wee Move & Play Wig Out Wednesdays Wiggle Worms Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday February 9 “Bee My Valentine” Card Craft 20th Century Women Beer Flight Night Casanova’s Night Club David Dow and friends jam session DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease Grant Seeking Checklist Class for Non Profits Healthy Eating Class Internet basics Class JerLisa Stitches of Love Teddy Bear Project Johnny & Kelly Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Kyle the Great Live Music Live Music Music at the GMC Susan Toney Oakdale Museum & History Center Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Shake it up craft and story time Social Security information Workshop Spanish Preschool Storytime Stand Up for Comedy STEAM Make Clouds Activity Teen Book Club Thirsty Thursdays Valentine’s Day Card Craft VITA Tax Assitance Workshop West Side Readers Book Club February 10 20th Century Women Adult Color Book Day B-4 Dawn band Battered Beaver Live DJs Comedy team “Barnes and Miner” Crochet for Beginners DJ & Live Music DJ Arnie DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Otto & Guests DJ Tease Fuego Night with DJ Funstrummers Gig Band Rehearsal Grease Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program Hughson Senior Dance & Potluck Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Lion MSO Mystery Lovers Book Club Neil & Matt Neil Buettner Rick Barnes Teens Rockin’ Jump

Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Salida Library Ceres Library Modesto Library Modesto Library Patterson Library

The Weekend Dance Party Tom VandenAvond Turn Up Friday’s with DJ Kenny K Unplugged Valley Jazz Co VFW Hamburger Night State Theatre Modesto Village Dancers of the Valley Boardroom, Modesto February 11 Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto 10 East Brunch Shooter’s Pub & Grill 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Mistlin Gallery Modesto 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Waterford Library 20th Annual Lodi Wine & Chocolate Fest NTouch, Modesto 5678 Showstopper Hughson Library 6th Annual Science Day Modesto Library B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Shively’s Bar & Grill, Oakdale Battered Beaver DJ Awal Rivets Modesto Bilingual Preschool Storytime Strings, Turlock Chilled Out Saturdays Ridgway’s, Modesto Crab Feed Intrinsic Elements, Modesto Craft Grab McHenry Mansion Gift Shop Cynthia Patterson Library Daze of Reign Sabatino’s, Modesto DIY Succulent Heart Craft P. Wexford’s, Modesto DJ & Live Music Speakeasy, Modesto DJ Jmmie Jmmie Empire Library DJ Tease Keyes Library Do Good Tasting and Tour Newman Library Folk Dancing Lessons Modesto Library Friendship STEAM Craft & Party Oakdale Library Fruit Tree Workshop 3600Santa Fe St, Riverbank Italian Night Fundraiser Denny’s 1525 McHenry Avenue Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Oakdale Library Mizz Monique’s Dragalicious Show First United Methodist Modesto Modesto Money Mavens Couponing Riverbank Library MSO State Theatre Modesto MYSO Titled Turtle, Modesto Oakdale Museum & History Center Ceres Library Pre Valentine’s Party Tiki Lounge, Modesto Rockin’ Saturdays Salida Library Saturday Easy D Ride Redwood Café, Modesto SuperHero 5K/10K Run Maxi’s at Double Tree The Sam Chase The Weekend Dance Party Empire Library Trixie Mattel State Theatre Modesto Uke Jamz Redwood Cafe, Modesto USA Dance Chapter Crocodile’s, Modesto Valentine’s Day Monsters Craft Barkin Dog Grill Modesto X-Method/Nothing But Losers/Blessed Curse/Thought Vomit Red Brick Cafe, Turlock February 12 Speakeasy, Modesto 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Modesto Library 45th Chinese New Year Kaiser Bangs Offices, Modesto Acoustic Live Bunch Music Modesto Library Bloody Mary Sunday & Music 4300 Dale Road, Modesto Camellia Society Meeting P. Wexford’s, Modesto Champagne Brunch Buffet Kaiser Dale Rd, Modesto Country Music Jam with Dancing and Free Potluck Tilted Turtle, Modesto FOE Breakfast Ridgway’s, Modesto Grace Liberman & Friends Sabatino’s, Modesto I Don’t Want to Go to Bed Deva Cafe, Modesto Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Surla’s, Modesto Karaoke with Laura Gottschalk Music Center Manteca Senior Dance 212 West F Street Modesto Marathon Movie & Wine Hughson Library NFL Sunday Drink Specials & Free Food Salida Library Queen Bean Open Mic Night Hughson Library Sandy Rogers MJC West Sierra Hall #221. Seniors Club Breakfast Modesto Library Shaolin Warriors:The Legend Continues Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Shop til You Drop Ceres Library The Big Mix Oakdale Library USA Dance Ballroom Dancing Maxi’s at Double Tree VFW Breakfast Keyes Library February 13 Oakdale Library Blue Monday with Eric Bensen and friends Patterson Library Computer Basics Class Creative Clay Art Class State Theatre Modesto Dance Exercise Class Keyes Library Josh Rosenblum Vintage Piano Lounge Turlock Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Battered Beaver, Oakdale Love Yourself workshop Shelter Cove Church Modesto Overreaters Anonymous Patterson Library Preschool Story Time Surla’s, Modesto Toddler Dance Party Climax, Modesto Ukelele Funstrummers Class Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Ukelele Funstrummers Class Urbano, H St Modesto VITA Tax Assitance Workshop Boardroom, Modesto WCPL Poker Mondays Tilted Turtle, Modesto Wiggle Worms Church of the Brethren, Modesto Wiggle Worms State Theatre Modesto February 14 MJC, West Science Center Acoustic Jam at Queen Bean 2307 Fourth St, Hughson Anime Your Way with Carlos Nieto III Rivets Modesto Book Club: Remarkable Creatures Ridgway’s, Modesto Computer basics State Theatre Modesto Excel class Gallo Center For the Arts Forever Young Dance Club Turlock Library Golden Valley Chorus Speakeasy, Modesto Johnny & Kelly Redwood Cafe, Modesto Karaoke with DJ Andrew The Fruit Yard, Modesto Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Magic Frontier Tournament

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CALENDAR

Crocodiles Nightclub Knights Ferry Saloon Shooters Modesto Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Barkin Dog Grill Modesto VFW Hall Modesto Carnegie Arts Turlock 10 East Kitchen/Tap House, Turlock Chevron, 815 Kansas, Modesto Rite Aid, Pelandale & Sisk, Modesto Lodi Wine, Lodi Gallo Center For the Arts Naraghi Hall at CSU Stanislaus Oakdale Bicycle Shop Battered Beaver, Oakdale Modesto Library Shooters Modesto Riverbank Community Center Preservation, Modesto Tilted Turtle Modesto Nino’s Place, Modesto Westurf Nursery, Modesto Surla’s, Modesto Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Speakeasy, Modesto Do Good Distillery, Modesto Carnegie Arts Turlock Hughson Library Westurf Nursery, Modesto Stanislaus County Fairgrounds Turlock Ridgway’s, Modesto Climax Bar, Modesto Salida Library Gallo Center For the Arts Gallo Center For the Arts 212 West F Street Urbano California Bistro, Modesto Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Oakdale Bike Shop East La Loma Park, Modesto Knights Ferry Saloon Crocodiles Nightclub The Brave Bull, Modesto Carnegie Arts Turlock IOOF Lodge, Hughson Newman Library The Other Place, Modesto Cruisers, McHenry & Kiernan Modesto Centre Plaza, Modesto Deva Cafe, J St, Modesto Ralston’s Goat, Modesto Adventist Church Hall, Modesto Surla’s, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Eagles Club, Modesto Congregation Beth Shalom, Modesto Gallo Center For the Arts Ridgway’s, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto 295 Cherry Lane, Manteca State Theatre Modesto Clarion Inn & Conf Center, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Knights Ferry Saloon Denny’s 1525 McHenry Avenue Gallo Center For the Arts 424 Shadow Creek Ave, Oakdale Crocodile’s, Modesto Hughson Odd Fellows Hall VFW Hall Modesto Barkin Dog Grill Modesto Modesto Library The Chartreuse Muse, Modesto Salida Library P. Wexford’s, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Turlock Library Sutter Gould Office McHenry Village Keyes Library Oakdale Library First United Methodist Modesto Senior Citizen’s Center, Modesto Salida Library Tilted Turtle, Modesto Modesto Library Modesto Library Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Oakdale Library Salida Library Oakdale Library Modesto Library Modesto Senior Center Mancini Hall, Modesto Rivets Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Utopia Games and Collectibles

Go Modesto!

Lou Reed / Velvet Underground Tribute Show- February 25 –

The Shire Community Space This is going to be a great night of tribute songs. If you are a band and you want to play, connect ASAP with Theo at the Shire and pick out a song.  If you just want to listen and dig the show, be there from 5-11 pm and take a walk on the wild side and revisit come of the most innovative music in the modern rock age.     

Take a Tour!

Want to learn about Modesto history. Grab your family or friends and walk the Modesto Historic Cruise Route.  Start in 10th St place and work your way down 10th, G  11th and back to K and see 25 information makers, loaded with Modesto music and cruising history fun facts. Each marker has a special scan code with a history video.  www.modestocruiseroute.com

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Gallo Center

for the Arts February 2017 FEB 7th

MANHATTAN TRANSFER MEET TAKE 6 FEB 10th

From Russia With Music FEB 17-19th SANKOFA

COLORED PEOPLES TIME FEB 20th

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Name That Tune Nick Campos Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Roman Holiday Successful Thinkers Network Mtg Sweet Open Talent & Mic The Princess Bride Tilted Tuesdays w/DJ Tease Toastmaster Supper Club Trivia Tuesday Turlock Seniors Dance Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Jam Valentine Owl Craft Valentines Day Crafts Valetine Card Craft Wedding Day Wee Move & Play Wiggle Worms February 15 80s night/DJ Gully Anime Your Way with Carlos Nieto III Art Class with Patrick Barr & Kristin Moore Creole Jazz Kings Family Story Time Figure Drawing Drop In Free Knit and Crochet Class Free QiGong Class Horseshoe tournament IE The Magician In One Accord Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Love Bear Craft Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner Open Mic Night Pom Pom Flag Craft Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime Riverbank Golden Ages Shaving Cream Polar Bear Craft STEAM Works: Galaxy Slime The Odd Squad The River Arkansas Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong Valentines Apocalypse VITA Tax Assitance Workshop WCPL Poker Wednesdays Wee Move & Play Wig Out Wednesdays Wiggle Worms Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday February 16 Anime Your Way with Carlos Nieto III Balloon Rockets and Balloon Animals Beer Flight Night Casanova’s Night Club Comedy Night Computer Basics Class David Dow and friends jam session DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease Email Basics Class Green Team Educational Meeting Happy Birthday Abigail Johnny & Kelly Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Kyle the Great Lego Day Live Music Live Music Love Yourself Workshop Oakdale Museum & History Center Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Rain a Beatles Tribute Rock Painting Craft Social Security information Workshop Spanish Preschool Storytime Third Thursday Art Walk Thirsty Thursdays Vintage Faire Mall Kids Club VITA Tax Assitance Workshop February 17 Adult Coloring Book Day Backyard Bookworms Battered Beaver Live DJs Body Bang Tour Colored People’s Times Crab Feed and Auction DJ & Live Music DJ Arnie DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Otto & Guests

Twisted Pig, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Ceres Library Denair Library Keyes Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library State Theatre Modesto Round Table Pizza, 3848 McHenry 3014 4th St, Ceres State Theatre Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry Avenue P. Wexford’s, Modesto 11914 Cahill St, Turlock Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Waterford Library Turlock Library Riverbank Library McHenry Mansion Ceres Library Modesto Library Boardroom, Modesto Modesto Library Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Shooter’s Pub & Grill Patterson Library Mistlin Gallery Modesto Waterford Library NTouch, Modesto Shively’s Bar & Grill, Oakdale Rivets Modesto Strings, Turlock Ridgway’s, Modesto Patterson Library Sabatino’s, Modesto P. Wexford’s, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Newman Library Empire Library Keyes Library Newman Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library 3600Santa Fe St, Riverbank Hughson Library Denair Library Gallo Center For the Arts Knights Ferry Saloon First United Methodist Modesto Modesto Library Riverbank Library Titled Turtle, Modesto Ceres Library Tiki Lounge, Modesto Salida Library Redwood Café, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Salida Library Hughson Library Redwood Cafe, Modesto Crocodile’s, Modesto Ralston’s Goat, Modesto Salida Library Barkin Dog Grill Modesto Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Speakeasy, Modesto Modesto Library Kirk Lindsey Center #102, Modesto All over the world P. Wexford’s, Modesto Kaiser Dale Rd, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Sabatino’s, Modesto Empire Library Deva Cafe, Modesto Surla’s, Modesto Waterford Library 212 West F Street Hughson Library Salida Library Gallo Center For the Arts Ceres Library MJC West Sierra Hall #221. Modesto Library Downtown Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Vintage Faire Mall, Modesto Oakdale Library Newman Library Great Valley Museum Battered Beaver, Oakdale Tilted Turtle, Modesto Gallo Center For the Arts The Reata, Oakdale Surla’s, Modesto Climax, Modesto Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Urbano, H St Modesto

DJ Tease Friday Night Out Funstrummers Gig Band Rehearsal Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program Irish Cultural Society Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Again Neil & Matt Neil Buettner Neruda Popshot, Dirty Reggae Punx Rick Barnes Teens Rockin’ Jump The Weekend Dance Party Toni Erdmann Turn Up Friday’s with DJ Kenny K Unplugged VFW Hamburger Night Village Dancers of the Valley Whisperin’ Bill Anderson Women of Love Ministries February 18 10 East Brunch 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Anime Your Way with Carlos Nieto III B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Battered Beaver DJ Awal Bilingual Preschool Storytime Chilled Out Saturdays Colored People’s Times Crab Feed DIY Fairy Garden Workshop DIY Houseplant Workshop DJ & Live Music DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease Folk Dancing Lessons Johnny Cash Birthday Bash #6 Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Kiwanis Club Crab Feed Leslie Jordan Live Salsa Band Mamadou & Vanessa Mali Blues Mardi Gras with Deebie Frederickson Mike Fish Mizz Monique’s Dragalicious Show Oakdale Museum & History Center Old Skool Saturdays Rockin’ Saturdays Saturday Easy D Ride Science on Screen-Big Hero 6 The Pine Box Boys / Cactus Leg Brigade The Weekend Dance Party Triple D February 19 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Acoustic Live Bunch Music Bloody Mary Sunday & Music Champagne Brunch Buffet Colored People’s Times Country Music Jam with Dancing and Free Potluck EuroSunday Car Club FOE Breakfast Julia Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Karaoke with Laura Modesto Jazz Society Jam Session Queen Bean Open Mic Night Rockabilly Fest at Sweet Lu’s Seniors Club Breakfast Stanislaus Humanist’s Coffee Klatch The Big Mix VFW Breakfast February 20 Bonnie Raitt Dance Exercise Class Josh Rosenblum Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Overreaters Anonymous Preschool Story Time Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Class VITA Tax Assitance Workshop WCPL Poker Mondays Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms February 21 Acoustic Jam at Queen Bean Caitlin Jemma / Jessica Malone Caregiver Coffee Break Computer basics Family Dinner and Movie Night Secret Life of Pets Forever Young Dance Club Free Comedy Night Friendship bracelets Craft Geneological Society Golden Valley Chorus Great Valley Museum: Rocks and Minerals Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Magic Frontier Tournament Name That Tune NAMI Support Group

Boardroom, Modesto Rube Boesch, 275 N. Orange Turlock Church of the Brethren, Modesto MJC, West Science Center Denny’s 1525 McHenry Avenue Rivets Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Knights Ferry Saloon Speakeasy, Modesto Redwood Cafe, Modesto State Theatre Modesto Spinnaker Lounge, Modesto The Fruit Yard, Modesto Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Crocodiles Nightclub State Theatre Modesto Shooters Modesto Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto VFW Hall Modesto Carnegie Arts Turlock Gallo Center For the Arts Clarion Inn, Modesto 10 East Kitchen/Tap House, Turlock Chevron, 815 Kansas, Modesto Rite Aid, Pelandale & Sisk, Modesto Modesto Library Oakdale Bicycle Shop Battered Beaver, Oakdale Modesto Library Shooters Modesto Gallo Center For the Arts Escalon, CA Westurf Nursery Modesto Westurf Nursery Modesto Surla’s, Modesto Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Speakeasy, Modesto Carnegie Arts Turlock Prospect Theater Project Ridgway’s, Modesto SOS Club, Modesto State Theatre Modesto Urbano California Bistro, Modesto Gottschalk Music Center Barkin Dog Grill Modesto The Running Iron, Modesto Climax Bar, Modesto 212 West F Street Tilted Turtle Modesto Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Oakdale Bike Shop State Theatre Modesto Knights Ferry Saloon Crocodiles Nightclub Nino’s Place Modesto Cruisers, McHenry & Kiernan Deva Cafe, J St, Modesto Ralston’s Goat, Modesto Surla’s, Modesto Gallo Center For the Arts Tilted Turtle, Modesto Village Baking, Modesto Eagles Club, Modesto State Theatre Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Shooters, Clarion Inn, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Sweet Lu’s, Ceres Denny’s 1525 McHenry Avenue Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Crocodile’s, Modesto VFW Hall Modesto Gallo Center For the Arts Salida Library P. Wexford’s, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Sutter Gould Office McHenry Village Keyes Library First United Methodist Modesto Senior Citizen’s Center, Modesto Salida Library Tilted Turtle, Modesto Modesto Library Modesto Library Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Knights Ferry Saloon Hospice, 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto Oakdale Library Salida Library Modesto Senior Center Cheroot Cigar Lounge, Modesto Denair Library Trinity Presbyterian Church, Modesto Mancini Hall, Modesto Salida Library Rivets Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Utopia Games and Collectibles Twisted Pig, Modesto Oakdale Library

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Nick Campos Poetry Reading with Gillian Wegener Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Pushing the Limits of Survival Successful Thinkers Network Mtg Sweet Open Talent & Mic Teen Button Making and Wii Tilted Tuesdays w/DJ Tease Toastmaster Supper Club Trivia Tuesday Turlock Seniors Dance Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Jam Wee Move & Play Wiggle Worms Yoga with Rosa February 22 80s night/DJ Gully Art Class with Patrick Barr & Kristin Moore Book Club “Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand” Creole Jazz Kings Figure Drawing Drop In Free Knit and Crochet Class Free QiGong Class Golden Dragon Acrobats Great Valley Museum: Crime Lab Horseshoe tournament IE The Magician In One Accord Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Lunch Hour Meditation Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner Open Mic Night Outpost Comedy 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 VITA Tax Assitance Workshop WCPL Poker Wednesdays Wee Move & Play Wig Out Wednesdays Wiggle Worms Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday February 23 Beer Flight Night Casanova’s Night Club David Dow and friends jam session DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease Johnny & Kelly Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Kyle the Great Live Music Live Music Modesto Comix Club Oakdale Museum & History Center Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime President’s Bday Cookie Crafts Presidential Jeopardy Spanish Preschool Storytime Tech Connect Class Thirsty Thursdays Tween Book Club VITA Tax Assitance Workshop February 24 Animal Talk kids program Battered Beaver Live DJs Crab Feed Crochet for Beginners DJ & Live Music DJ Arnie DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Otto & Guests DJ Tease Fuego Night with DJ Funstrummers Gig Band Rehearsal Glengarry Glen Ross Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program Hot Club Faux Gitane Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Band Karaoke Maureen Langan and Ellis Rodriguez Neil & Matt Neil Buettner Rick Barnes Sandi Patty Stanislaus Humanists Karaoke Night Teens Rockin’ Jump The Weekend Dance Party Therapy Friday TOP-Timur

Maxi’s at Double Tree Barkin Dog Grill Modesto Ceres Library Denair Library Keyes Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Patterson Library Round Table Pizza, 3848 McHenry 3014 4th St, Ceres Riverbank Library Tilted Turtle, Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry Avenue P. Wexford’s, Modesto 11914 Cahill St, Turlock Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Ceres Library Modesto Library Patterson Library Boardroom, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Ceres Library Shooter’s Pub & Grill Mistlin Gallery Modesto Waterford Library NTouch, Modesto Turlock Community Theatre, Turlock Modesto Library Shively’s Bar & Grill, Oakdale Rivets Modesto Strings, Turlock Ridgway’s, Modesto Intrinsic Elements, Modesto Sabatino’s, Modesto P. Wexford’s, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto The Outpost Saloon, Waterford Empire Library Keyes Library Newman Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library 3600Santa Fe St, Riverbank Denny’s 1525 McHenry Avenue First United Methodist Modesto Riverbank Library Titled Turtle, Modesto Ceres Library Tiki Lounge, Modesto Salida Library Redwood Café, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Redwood Cafe, Modesto Crocodile’s, Modesto Barkin Dog Grill Modesto Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Speakeasy, Modesto P. Wexford’s, Modesto Kaiser Dale Rd, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Sabatino’s, Modesto Deva Cafe, Modesto Surla’s, Modesto Modesto Library 212 West F Street Hughson Library Salida Library Ceres Library Empire Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Maxi’s at Double Tree Salida Library Oakdale Library Great Valley Museum Battered Beaver, Oakdale The Fruit Yard, Modesto Patterson Library Surla’s, Modesto Climax, Modesto Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Urbano, H St Modesto Boardroom, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Church of the Brethren, Modesto Prospect Theater Project MJC, West Science Center Barkin Dog Grill Modesto Rivets Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Yosemite Lanes, Modesto Federated Methodist, Patterson Speakeasy, Modesto Redwood Cafe, Modesto The Fruit Yard, Modesto Gallo Center For the Arts Torii’s 2401 E. Orangeburg Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Crocodiles Nightclub Shooters Pub, Clarion Inn, Modesto Gallo Center For the Arts

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CALENDAR Turn Up Friday’s with DJ Kenny K Unplugged VFW Hamburger Night Village Dancers of the Valley February 25 10 East Brunch 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 27th Annual Crab Fest B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Bacchus & Brew Battered Beaver DJ Awal Bilingual Preschool Storytime Chilled Out Saturdays Color Yourself Calm, Adult Coloring Class DJ & Live Music DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease Empty Bowls Benefit Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours Album Live Folk Dancing Lessons Gary Gervasse and the kick start band Glengarry Glen Ross Gloria Gotcha Covered Hostile Intent Wrestling Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Mizz Monique’s Dragalicious Show Motown Boogie Hip Hop Festival Oakdale Museum & History Center Old Skool Saturdays Pigeon Day! Poorhouse Millionaires Remedy Rockin’ Saturdays Saturday Easy D Ride Scrapbooking Fun! St Joseph Crab Feed Suds and Corks The First Tee of Central Valley The Weekend Dance Party February 26 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Bloody Mary Sunday & Music Champagne Brunch Buffet Country Music Jam with Dancing and Free Potluck FOE Breakfast Glengarry Glen Ross Hughson Senior Dance & Potluck Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Karaoke with Laura Manteca Senior Dance MCAA-Cafe Musique Poorhouse Millionaires Queen Bean Open Mic Night Seniors Club Breakfast Stanislaus Humanists Brunch The Big Mix VFW Breakfast February 27 Acoustic Open Mic Creative Clay Art Class Dance Exercise Class Josh Rosenblum Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Overreaters Anonymous Preschool Story Time Teen Fan Fic Club Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Class WCPL Poker Mondays Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms February 28 Acoustic Jam at Queen Bean Book Club: English Creek Forever Young Dance Club Golden Valley Chorus Internet Basics Class Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Magic Frontier Tournament Name That Tune Nick Campos Perler Beads crafts Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Riverbank Library Book Club Successful Thinkers Network Mtg Sweet Open Talent & Mic Tilted Tuesdays w/DJ Tease Toastmaster Supper Club Trivia Tuesday Turlock Seniors Dance Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Jam Wee Move & Play Wiggle Worms

Shooters Modesto Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto VFW Hall Modesto Carnegie Arts Turlock 10 East Kitchen/Tap House, Turlock Chevron, 815 Kansas, Modesto Rite Aid, Pelandale & Sisk, Modesto Greek Orthodox Church, Modesto Oakdale Bicycle Shop SOS Club, Modesto Battered Beaver, Oakdale Modesto Library Shooters Modesto Salida Library Surla’s, Modesto Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Speakeasy, Modesto Sysco Food Services Gallo Center For the Arts Carnegie Arts Turlock Barkin Dog Grill Modesto Prospect Theater Project Urbano California Bistro, Modesto Donoby’s, Modesto Eagles Club, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Climax Bar, Modesto Maddux Youth Center, Modesto 212 West F Street Tilted Turtle Modesto Denair Library Knights Ferry Saloon Nino’s Place, Modesto Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Oakdale Bike Shop Modesto Library St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Modesto Grace M. Davis High School Modesto Municipal Golf Course Crocodiles Nightclub Cruisers, McHenry & Kiernan Ralston’s Goat, Modesto Surla’s, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Eagles Club, Modesto Prospect Theater Project 2307 Fourth St, Hughson Ridgway’s, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto 295 Cherry Lane, Manteca Gallo Center For the Arts Deva Cafe, J St, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry Avenue Panera Bread, Turlock Crocodile’s, Modesto VFW Hall Modesto The Boardroom, Modesto The Chartreuse Muse, Modesto Salida Library P. Wexford’s, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Sutter Gould Office McHenry Village Keyes Library Salida Library First United Methodist Modesto Senior Citizen’s Center, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Modesto Library Modesto Library Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Oakdale Library Modesto Senior Center Mancini Hall, Modesto Oakdale Library Rivets Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Utopia Games and Collectibles Twisted Pig, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Hughson Library Ceres Library Denair Library Keyes Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Riverbank Library Round Table Pizza, 3848 McHenry 3014 4th St, Ceres Tilted Turtle, Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry Avenue P. Wexford’s, Modesto 11914 Cahill St, Turlock Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Ceres Library Modesto Library

THE JOB CIRCLE ▪  Ongoing Modesto Sound offers Audio Technician training classes for those 13 and older. Work with musicians; hands-on learning Live Sound, Recording Bands, Producing, Mastering, Electronics, and Pro Tools. Call or email for more information and class times. Modesto Sound, 110 Santa Barbara Avenue, Modesto. $200 (limited scholarships available). 209573-0533 studio@modestosound. org ModestoSound.org

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GO DOWTOWN MODESTO

Open Early!

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

Open Late!

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

GO Modesto Modesto Marathon is coming March 19

Don’t miss the season preview at the State Theatre with a special food and wine event and a special screening of the movie Running for Jim. There will be a silent auction, food by Fuzio, Uno and more.  1 pm event film at 3pm Tix at www.thestate.org  

Marathon Volunteers are needed!

Saturday & Sunday, March 18 & 19, 2017-Tech shirt and lunch for every volunteer Signup at http://modestomarathon.com/volunteers/ Email volunteer@modestomarathon.com for more information

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

 

Go Downtown Modesto 6th Annual Johnny Cash Birthday Bash

You will not want to miss this. The Wrongdoers are proud to present the 6th annual Johnny Cash Birthday Bash, a celebration of the life and music of “The Man in Black”. The show will feature: Big Earl, Willy Tea, Marirose, Chris Doud, Tiffany Rose, Jack Souza, Erik Tucker, Brian Swander, Mike Allsup, Roger Gill, Victoria Boyington, Josh Rosenblum and many more. Hands down the best birthday party you’ll ever attend outside your own!  The Prospect Theatre is working hard to secure the necessary funding to build a fancy new bar at the theater, one that will better serve the needs of thirsty show goers. So be a right-doer and join the Wrongdoers for this Johnny Cash Birthday.  Bring your friends, and buy lots of drinks and raffle tickets! Saturday, February 18th, 2017 Doors 7pm  Show 8pm  Tickets $15

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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