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Maybe you didn’t know this, but I love

Modesto.   I didn’t always, and it took a long time and a different perspective after leaving and travelling around this planet.  Sometimes it takes a different set of eyes.  You know, like when you’ve known someone a long time and things change so you see them differently? Or maybe you felt love at first sight?  Maybe you had that magic moment where you knew that it was the right thing? You can feel that way about people, a song and even your city.   What I have learned about loving your city, is the more you get involved, learn about things, plan some events and really become part of the fabric, that’s when you can really feel the love,    But at the end of the day, what’s love got to do with it and what does it all mean?    Part of really loving your community is to really try to understand and involve all of different cultures and genres so  you really feel that cosmopolitan experience.  Cosmopolitan doesn’t have to be all hoidy toidy, but it can be the rich experiences that make life interesting and create variety.  For example, we have an amazing

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African American community here in Modesto and as February is Black History Month, we wanted to reach out to our friends at the King Kennedy Center and the innovative Sankofa Repertory group that is presenting Raisin in the Sun this month at the Gallo Center. It is really important that Modesto embraces all of our cultures, engaging them all in the mainstream and making sure we all take part and understand.  When this happens, we will truly have a city that gives and gets love.    But the most love in the world I have is for my family and February is so special as both Madison and Abigail were born in February. Both girls were given Feb 14 due dates, but they fortunately they spread it out a bit, but they were still Valentine’s babies to Becky and me.  The family network is so very special, but it is key to remember, as in all things in life, you have to give to get love and true love comes from honesty and trust.  Without that there can’t be true love and some-

times you have to let things go to find real happiness. My friends and my family are my happiness and I am so very grateful for all of you that make Modesto area living so special. I can’t thank enough the local businesses that we work with that are our friends and together we all make Modesto a place to love and can publish ModestoView and get it out to so many people.   When you do business with friendship, trust and honesty, things go right and that’s why we are here.    Hope you find your special moments and your special places and make those Modesto memories and connections that will last a lifetime.      Thank you for sharing your time with ModestoView. Best to all,   Chris Murphy Founder and Publisher, ModestoView  chrism@modestoview.com

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The Modesto based Sankofa Repertory Group is presenting the really amazing play Raisin in the Sun at the Gallo Center. Thanks to MJ Mangano for taking this cast picture and blending it in to the Gallo Center for the Arts on a beautiful colorful afternoon.  The world is a great place when we celebrate all of our cultures.   Actors Front sitting on Couch: Cheryl Mitchell-Knox, Jimmy Lee Turner...back row left to right: Nastajah Brown, Dave Weltner, Romann Hodge, Belinda Mauldin. Also, There is an Ethnic studies black history event at CSU Stanislaus from 4:30pm8:00pm February 27th, 2019.

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ModestoView to be acknowledged by the Modesto Chamber of Commerce as a nominee for Chamber Member of the Year. Our mission has been, since the day we started, to Serve Civic Pride Daily” and we try to do this daily with our time, energy, words, pictures and so much more.  Thank you Modesto Chamber of Commerce.

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VALENTINE VIEW By Chris Murphy

There is always time for some romance. A quick date with your wife, partner or significant other is always possible. It doesn’t have to be a big deal, it can be a quick love note left on the nightstand or an extra hug and a smile. Don’t save your romance just for Valentine’s Day.  There are little things you can do that have the look of love and be really romantic and set the tone for a great time.   What are your romantic places?  Is it a walk on the bike trail? The corner booth at your fave restaurant ? The back row of the movie theatre? The garden at the McHenry Mansion? Walking across the Knights Ferry Bridge? You never know where your magic moment will be.  But when it does, take the time to enjoy it, and everything around you so it stays with you the rest of your life.   

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. While we are on the subject about affairs of the heart; to celebrate this year, the American Heart Association is hosting an inaugural Modesto Wear Red Day celebration at Vintage Faire Mall at on February 1 between 10am-2pm and at the Stockton Heat’s “Heat with Heart” Night at the Stockton Arena, 7pm.  The Vintage Faire event will feature free health screenings from local Go Red For Women cause sponsor Sutter Heart & Vascular Institute, CPR training, lipstick matching from Macy’s, and more activities for the whole family. Most importantly, don’t forget to wear red! For more information, please call 209-5988220. #GoRedModesto

How about a little night romance?

Valentine’s Tea – February 9

This is a special annual event at the McHenry Mansion Visitors Center. Warm treats, tasty tea and great services. Depending on the weather, the Tea at the Gift Shop event will be held on the patio or inside the store.  One seating at 11:30am.  $30.00 per person.  Reservations required at the Visitors Center/Gift Store.  Limited seating.  

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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 Valentine theme; and local

Check out concert number three in the Red Tie winter series, DonGato, a fiery Latin Ensemble at the McHenry Museum.  6:30 pm  Seating choices are limited to 82 total. 54 prime and 28 general.  There is wine and desserts available at a no-host bar  www.red-tie.org/winery-seating. For info John 209-543-4261 or mejohn@live.com  

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Go Red for Women lunch - Friday, April 26, 2019, 10am-2pm, Modesto Center Plaza Heart Walk - Saturday, September 28, 2019, 8am, Modesto Jr. College, East Campus  For more information and sponsorship opportunities, contact katie.malone@heart.org or visit www.StanislausHeartWalk.org

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P ub lis he r Inf or m at io n PUBLISHER Chris Murphy chrism@modestoview.com

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

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SERVICE VIEW

By Chris Murphy

The best communities are filled with

people who get involved and give their time, talent and money back. Sometimes it seems complicated to do, but it is really easier than you think.  This is where our local service groups come in.  It is the power of a group that makes this work.  It is easier to team up to solve a problem than taking it on alone.  Groups like Rotary, Kiwanis, Lions, Elks, Soroptimists, Eagles, Moose and others are ready to take on our local challenges and offer good fellowship at the same time.    ModestoView is compiling a list of the local services clubs and contact information on how to get involved.    If we have missed something or don’t have a meeting date right, please let us know at info@modestoview.com     Here are some highlights happening this month. Support Modesto Rotary and get Chicago! MORO AT THE GALLO presents Beginnings, a celebration of the music of Chicago, performed by world-class musicians and vocalists who recreate the sound, excitement and emotion of three decades

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Walk A Mile Team Fundraising

Our high heels are on and we are training to “Walk a Mile” in her shoes. Why? We are walking to raise money and awareness to stop sexual abuse and domestic violence. There is no room for abuse in our society and we have to walk for those that are defenseless and need the strength to get away from abusers.  Our team is ready and we hope that you will help us support Haven Women’s Center.  We can do this and any contribution will help so very much.  Best of all, you can come out and watch us walk, you will have a great time, or better yet, please join us April 6th at the Gallo Center. Please contribute to our ModestoView team at www.havenwalkamile.org

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of hits from Chicago’s heyFebruary 23rd, 2019 day. Member Credits include 6-9 PM performances with platinum 26 t h Annual $45 Ticket Price recording & Hallof-Fame Rock & Soul artists includFor information contact: Gene Carrillo: 209.345.7453 or eugenio.x.carrillo@ampf.com ing: Peter Frampton, Don Henley, Billy Joel, Aretha 25th Annual Bacchus and Brews Franklin, The Temptations, The Modesto Sunrise Rotary presents Warren Haynes, Blood one of their annual favorite events, with Sweat & Tears, Spyro Gyra, specialty food tasting and of course, wine KC & the Sunshine Band, and brew offerings.  This fun event helps Will Lee (The Tonight Show the club foundation raise money for local Band) and the Broadway and global projects.  Great cause, great hit musical Rock of Ages!  fun and a very tasty way to help those ModestoView Crew’s Chris in need.    February 23 – St Stanislaus Murphy is a proud RotariSchool Gym  - 6 pm an.   March 7- 7:30 pm  Get Tix at www.modestosunriserotary.org  tix at www.galloarts.org and - $35. at the Modesto Rotary Club Meetings, noon Tuesday’s at the Doubletree. BENEFITING MODESTO SUNRISE ROTARY FOUNDATION

Rotary is the world’s first service club organization with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide. Rotary club members are volunteers who work locally, regionally, and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, and eradicate polio under the motto Service Above Self.

POET VIEW

7th Annual

Modesto Poetry Festival Each year in February there is an all-day poetry festival featuring workshops, readings, and a featured poet. This year, MoSt Poetry welcomes back featured poet Indigo Moor, Sacramento’s Poet Laureate, as guest poet and workshop leader. Join MoSt on Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Modesto for a day of poetry, learning, and inspiration! Also, check out the poetry events on

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church 1528 Oakdale Road Feb. 2    9:30 am- 4 pm www.MoStpoetry.org

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ART VIEW

FOTO Modesto By Jim Christiansen

February brings on the third annual

FOTO Modesto month long celebration of our award-winning regional photographers, this year in a revised format. “Best of the Best” is the central Show at Mistlin Gallery, where the participating photographers exhibit their best works.  Show opens at the gallery February 5 and runs to March 1, with artists reception and opening taking place during Art Walk, February 21.  Other events involved with FOTO Modesto will be presentations by David Schroeder on “The Art of Photography” February 7, a part of the #Expose yourself to Art” lecture series.  February 15, Noah Wilson presents “The Constructed Nature of Landscape Photography” exploring alternative approaches to the natural world.  Noah is head of the photography program at Modesto Junior College and this lecture described as a mind-bending experience. Both programs start at 7 pm at Mistlin Gallery, FREE to public Would you like to move beyond taking “snap-shots” and learn to create photographs? Join John Wynn and David Schroeder as they give a Crash Course in DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) photography. The course will focus on the “Exposure Triangle” which includes the effects of shutter speed, apertures, and ISO settings. This FOTO Modesto event is a $50 workshop, February 23, $50 Titled Crash Course in DSLR.  Sign up at the Mistlin Gallery.    Participating FOTO Modesto photographers include Alyn Roberts Brereton, Anna Barber, Bill Harris, Carlos Hernandez, Dan Souza, Ed Mendes, David Schroeder, Gary Hunter, George McWilliams, Greg Savage, James Ewing, Jennifer Williams, Jeremy Center, John Wynn Jon Sousa, Raymond Jabola, Larry Lew, Lorraine Nilson, Mark Peters, Michael J. Mangano, Noah Wilson, and Rebecca

Harvey. Additional exhibits, “American Travel” by David Schroeder at Candy’s Carefree Travel in McHenry Village, and “A Mélange of Handpicked Photos” at DEVA café, and “Photos by John Wynn” at Preservation Coffee as featured artist for February.   The State Theatre features “Young Picasso” one night only, February 6 at 7 pm, and “At Eternity’s Gate” opening February 8.  January Art Walk featured the “Snow Cave” installation at Tri-Chromatic Gallery, recently celebrating its one-year anniversary of its first show on the Modesto Art Scene.  Support all the Art Walk venues downtown each Third Thursday, and during usual business hours.  Ed Cesena is featured at Barkin Dog this month, followed by Kathy Pethoud up in time for February Art Walk.  Classes offered at the Chartreuse Muse and check out the Muse open studio and class time in their upstairs clay room. Mistlin Gallery, Queen Bean’s art group, Tri Chromatic also offering classes, workshops and events through the month.   Mistlin Gallery is embarking on a new fundraising concert series, seeking sponsors, volunteers, and audience to support The Grace Lieberman Concert Series, taking place within the gallery.  March 9 marks the debut of the series, featuring Karolin Syrovatkova, “Living with Great Composers” as an innovative way to experience classical music.  March 9th, she presents “Clara” portraying

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prospectus available at the Mistlin Gallery, or contact David Schroeder, Central California Art Association President. 1015 J Street, Modesto. Announcing the Valley Art Association 3 Judge Juried 2018 Carriage Art Show is to be on Free display to the public on February 16 & 17.  This show is once again sponsored by The City of Oakdale and Oakdale Tourism & Visitors Bureau. PROSPECTUS HIGHLIGHTS This year’s show will be held at the Gene Bianchi Community Center, 110 South 2nd Ave, Oakdale CA 95361.  Calendar of Events:  Hand Delivered Artwork Thurs. Feb. 14 9AM-7PM & Fri. Feb. 15 9AM-Noon.  Judging (by 3 judges) Fri. Feb. 15 1PM.

GO MODESTO It’s Red Carpet Time! Dress in your finest Red Carpet attire and make a grand entrance as hundreds of fellow movie-goers gather for The State’s Annual Red Carpet Party. It’s a swanky affair so don your best duds and rub shoulders with your fellow A-listers (our patrons) who support The State’s cinema program year-round. Raise a glass as we toast Hollywood and the people involved in the magic of movie-making and celebrating the 91st Annual Academy Awards.  Opening the evening is a gourmet dinner catered by Thomas Lopes, owner of Fuzio Universal Bistro, from 4 to 5 p.m. February 24  4 pm  Tix at www.thestate.org

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BREW VIEW

Sweets for your Sweet (and You Too!)

by Brandilyn Brown and Christopher Mitchell

To help you woo your special someone this month, we thought we’d share

downtown Turlock. It opened in 2001 and we only recently discovered it. We think you will love this place as much as we do. (Their patio is also dog friendly!) We got the Sugar Cookie Martini featuring Bailey’s Irish Cream (with a candy sprinkled rim!) with a slice of cheesecake. The cheesecake usually comes with berry topping or chocolate drizzle but we couldn’t decide so we did both. Their macaroons with vanilla dipping sauce are also worth mentioning. Whatever you pick we guarantee you’ll love it.

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A picture is a 1000 words, and this sums up one of our favorite events of the year fotoModesto. This year, 26 local area photographers dig down in their collection to select their best photo.  This year’s show is the Best of Best 2019.  Organized by new Mistlin Gallery President and professional photographer David Schroeder, the talent in this annual show will be amazing.  This year, all of the works will be on display at the Mistlin Gallery for the month of February and it is something you really shouldn’t miss.     FotoModesto

Feburary 5 – March 1 February 21 – Photographer reception   6-9 pm Mistlin Gallery   For additional information check the event calendar at www.modestoview. com or contact: David Schroeder, fotomodesto@gmail.com

Join in on #fotoModesto Featured Photographers: Alyn Brereton Jeremy Center Andy Tolsma John Wynn Anna Barber Jon Sousa Bill Harris Larry Lew Carlos Hernandez Lorraine Nilson Dan Souza Mark Peters David Schroeder Michael Mangano Dennis Wister Noah Wilson Ed Mendes Rebecca Harvey Gary Hunter Peter Lee George McWilliams Shannon Polugar Greg Savage Dan Kasser James Ewing Ed Richter Jennifer Williams Heath Vanderpool 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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PERFORMANCE VIEW

A Time to Perform in February By It’s the second month of the New Year!

It is my hope that you attended one live performance and supported the Arts! There is nothing like live theater: living and experiencing a live show is the best! I applaud all of you who did, plus I commend those performers and technicians who are dedicated to their crafts. There are numerous productions to choose from. Some are local and some are not! On a side note, Lakewood rehearsals are off to a great start.  If you would like to help with the Western musical: Wagon Wheels West: (and your help would be appreciated) just contact me! Here’s what is happening in our Neck of the Woods  Newman West Side Theater Newsies Fri., Feb. 8-Sun. Feb. 17 Feb. 16th show will be interpreted for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Call 209-862-4490 for more information  Gallo Center for the Arts Steel Magnolias GCRT Fri., Feb.1: 7:30 PM & Sat., Feb. 2 at 2 PM and 7:30 PM  A Raisin in the Sun:

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Ugly Duckling/ Tortoise & Hare Tues., Feb. 19th 6:30 PM Prospect Theater Project The Flick By Annie Baker Feb 22, 23, Mar 1, 2, 7, 8, 9 at 8:00pm Feb 24, MAR 3, 10 at 2:00pm In a run-down movie theater in central Massachusetts, three underpaid employees mop the floors and attend to one of the last 35-millimeter film projectors in the state. A hilarious and heart-rending cry for authenticity in a fast-changing world.  Don’t miss this performance.  Check the Prospect Facebook Page for special promo discounts.    https://www.facebook.com/ ProspectTheaterProject/   Denair Gaslight Community Conservatory An America Trilogy Tribute to Elvis Presley Sat., Feb. 16: 2 PM  Arsenic and Old Lace Thurs., Feb.28-Sat., March 9: 7 PM https://denairgaslight.com/  Second Saturday at the McHenry

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FOOD VIEW

Year of the Twisted Pig! By Jessica L. Sule & Mick V. Rubalcava Photo Credits: ModestoNews.com

Left to right are: Alena Crabtree, Amber Rocha, Randy Rocha and Ryan Breshears

February 5th is Chinese New Year, and

this year is Year of the Pig! We will all be blessed with good fortune. What better way to celebrate Year of the Pig than with a hearty meal and drink at the Twisted Pig Bar & Grill in Modesto! We started with the sweet and savory Belly Bombs- slow brined pork belly that’s smoked and deep fried then topped with maple bourbon drizzle and garlic chutney. If you haven’t encountered pork belly before, it looks like very thick and tender

strips of bacon. It’s like a bacon steak! If you’re at the Twisted Pig and can’t decide between all their incredible menu items, go for the brand new Kitchen Sink Burger! It’s got all your flavors covered in one dish. This burger is a hand-formed Angus beef patty topped with lettuce, tomato, pepper jack cheese, bacon, deep fried mozzarella, onion rings, jalapenos, and chipotle-ranch drizzle. We ordered ours with their house-made chips and a Modelo Especial with lime! Chef Ryan

Breshears thinks this burger is going to be a big hit- he said “It’s got quite a kick to it. The deep fried mozzarella sets it apart.” Another new item soon to grace Twisted Pig’s extensive menu is the Chicken Cordon Bleu Sandwich. We were blessed with good fortune and treated to an exclusive preview of this delectable monstrosity! This sandwich centers around a large, breaded and deep fried chicken breast that has been stuffed with ham and swiss cheese. This is then topped with bacon, lettuce, and tomato, and served with a very flavorful house-made Alfredo sauce. Try it with Garlic Fries or with a Garden Salad! The Chicken Cordon Bleu Sandwich was artfully paired by Bar Manager Alena Crabtree with a popular Twisted Pig cocktail- the Chili

Pineapple Paloma. This is a tequila drink with grapefruit and lime juice, as well as pineapple, with a spicy Tajin rim! Come celebrate Year of the Pig with us and with Randy and Amber Rocha, the owners of the Twisted Pig, who opened the Bar & Grill for business in 2015, after opening the Tap Room Pub & Grub in 2013. Said Amber, “It’s really like a family, from the employees to the customers. It’s a true neighborhood bar & grill. We love being a part of Modesto’s culture with music, events, and great food!”

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Taqueria Cardenas

Great fresh food along with live entertainment. Enjoy music every weekend. 940 10th St. Modesto 572-2341

Ambient Mediterranean eatery serving mainstays such as dolmas & kabobs plus wine & cocktails. 821 L St. Modesto - 525-3611

Authentic New Orleans fare in a family friendly Mardi Gras atmosphere. Karaoke Wednesdays and Fridays. 918 13th St. Modesto 360-2983

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The most elegant truffles, fudge made from scratch and more at the sweetest spot in town. 950 10th St. ‘Sweet’ 16 Modesto 523-1818

Chefs of New York

These restaurants bring a taste of authentic New York cuisine to Modesto. Fresh, delicious food in a fun and inviting atmosphere. 1325 J St. & 2307 Oakdale Rd. Modesto - Phone # 857-5102

Concetta

An ever-changing menu of fresh and local fare makes for a truly unique dining experience. 1205 J St. Modesto - 529-3282

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Fresh authentic Mexican food right in the heart of Downtown Modesto! 1017 J St. Modesto529-1461

Urbano California Bistro Deva Café

Enjoy the culture of Downtown Modesto and spectacular food made with the freshest ingredients. 1202 J St. Modesto - 572-3382

Graffiti Dogs

Cruise on down! Get gourmet hot dogs, sandwiches, salads, beer, wine and more. 1002 10th St. Modesto 238-9990

Lula’s Neighborhood Grill

Enjoy great tasting burgers and more made with fresh ingredients that will blow you away. 4821 Yosemite Blvd. Modesto 526-0009

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Papachino’s Greco-Roman Restaurant

Take a little trip to the Mediterranean with an amazing variety of great food. 1212 J St. Modesto - 578-5225

Piccadilly Deli & Sandwich Shop

Right in the heart of Downtown Modesto. Delicious meats cut fresh daily along an all you can eat salad bar. 941 10th St. Modesto - 523-0748 

Sabatino’s Ristorante

Upbeat Italian cafe offering a menu of traditional fare, including breakfast in a cheerful space. 421 McHenry Ave. Modesto 576-7116

Now open for lunch, dinner, dinein, and delivery! With some seriously huge and delicious steaks for dinner. 1016 H St. Modesto - 622-1108

Velvet Grill & Creamery

Classic cars, rock n’ roll, burgers and shakes. All American home town food made fresh from scratch. 2204 McHenry Ave. Modesto 544-9029

Verona’s Cucina Italiana

Delicious Italian cuisine in an elegant inviting atmosphere. Eat, drink and be merry. 1700 McHenry Ave. Modesto 549-8876

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HALL OF FAME VIEW

By Chris Murphy

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Modesto legend Gene Winfield, class of 1945 is being inducted into the Modesto High Hall Of Fame. There is an amazing roster of people that have graduated from Modesto High and now the celebrated car customizer will be added to the Hall of Fame along with the Gallos, Harve Presnell and others.  Gene Winfield revolutionized car customizing at his old Chicken Coop shop on Figaro. He later moved to 451 Tully where he created

masterpieces like the Jade Idol. He later went on to develop concept cars for TV and film and many of the early Hot Wheels were modeled after Winfield creations.  His cars also appeared in movies like Star Trek and Blade Runner. Gene was Grand Marshall of the Kiwanis Cruise Parade and was inducted on the Modesto Graffiti Walk of Fame in 10th St Plaza. Gene is still creating cars and attending shows around the world and we are so pleased Gene is in the Hall of Fame. He will be inducted by his fellow Legends of the Cruise. There will be a special induction ceremony on February 23 at the Elks Club Hall in Modesto.    

Here are the 2018 Hall of Fame Inductees: Don Adams - 1954 Richard Bare - 1931 Charles (Tony) Buffington - 1968 Joseph DeWees - 1943 Dick Jarvis - 1947 Jeremy Stolle - 1994 Gene Winfield – 1945 For reservations, send check for $45.00 per person Payable to MHS Hall of Fame Committee 18 H Street, Modesto, CA 95351 See the complete list of the Modesto High Hall of Fame here,   February 23

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Opera, Uma. Uma, Opera. “Opera is like watching the Kardashians,

but with better music.” That’s how my dear friend Hillari DeSchane once described this art form rife with absurdity and intrigue. Hillari is Modesto Unplugged’s renaissance-woman-in-residence: opera lover, historical pet mystery author, and member of Modesto’s ‘Becoming Jane Austen’ book club recently profiled in Oprah Winfrey’s ‘O’ magazine. She’s been advocating for an Austen-inspired opera performance, and it’s finally going to happen when Opera Modesto presents an entire Jane Austen MiniCon event next season. Tickets for this exciting weekend will become available Saturday afternoon 2/9, when our local Barnes & Noble transforms into Austenland for an afternoon of period costumes, regency era songs performed by Opera Modesto vocalists, book signings with Hillari, hourly lectures, prize drawings and more. 12-4 PM at 3501 McHenry Ave. Costumes will be strongly encouraged and lavishly admired! Some classy concerts to watch for in February: Saturday 2/9, Barrio Manouche, an international septet with members from Quebec, Brazil, Spain, France and Cali-

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fornia, performing gypsy jazz, flamenco and other spicy styles. 7 PM in the Turlock Community Theater. More info at www.turlockconcert.org. Sunday 2/10, it’s a Sophie’s Choice between two competing opera recitals. 2 PM at Mistlin Gallery, 1015 J St., Opera Modesto presents ‘Wear Your Art On Your Sleeve.’ Romantic hits by Frank Sinatra, the Bee Gees and Queen; musical theatre numbers; and a beautiful Viennese operetta. 2018 Kristina Townsend Memorial Competition winners Valerie Loera and Hannah Hanson will be joined by Summer Opera Institute teen singers, accompanied by pianist Dashiel Reed. Meanwhile, further afield from downtown, Sunday Afternoons At CBS has its annual Valentine cabaret + high tea, welcoming back soprano Christine Capsuto with pianist Elizabeth Neff. Christine commands the room with her

effortless dramatic vocal prowess, quirky humor, and graceful poise. 3 PM at 1705 Sherwood Ave. www.sundaysatcbs.com. Saturday 2/16, DonGato Latin Band, part of Red Tie Arts’ winter jazz series. Latin jazz, salsa, and a touch of tropical sound; but also classic rock, pop & soul reformatted into a Latin beat. 7:30 PM at the McHenry Museum. This series is limited to about 80 seats - grab yours at www. redtiearts.org. Fridays 2/15 and 2/22, a new series launches at Dragonfly Art For Life, the new sip & paint style place at 1210 J St. Modesto Unplugged has partnered with them to present ‘Friday Night Folk Flight,’ showcasing folk music flavors from around the world Music starts at 7:30 PM, $10 admission. Whimsical dark-indie-folk songwriter Eliza Rickman will be our first featured artist, followed the week after by Americana/folk songbird Ynana Rose. Intimate performances. Infinite playlist. MODESTO UNPLUGGED. www. modestounplugged.com.

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INTER VIEW U.S. Representative Josh Harder

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By Chris Murphy

In our January issue, we talked about the

future of our region, and we learned that we are better when we work together and create a smarter economy. The recent election was hard for many, but we have an opportunity to bring our community together and find common ground, free from politics. No matter who you supported, we need teamwork help our region. Josh Harder was raised in Turlock, CA. He grew up the son of an optometrist, had a local paper route, graduated from Modesto High’s International Baccalaureate program, got a Rotary scholarship, studied at Stanford and Harvard, helped small businesses in Kenya, and spent time in the real world of business working with startups to help them grow and succeed—all before he was 30. Most recently, he taught at MJC to share his knowledge and get the next generation started in the business world. Feeling like the Central Valley was getting left behind, he decided to run for Congress in the 10th district in 2017. Despite a long and difficult campaign, he was able to make time to marry his sweetheart Pam and they worked hard together all the way to victory and engaged a lot of people along the way. If the campaign was hard, now comes the harder part for Mr. Harder. How do we bring our community together after the campaign? How can we focus on what needs to be done? And can we build a stronger local economy and shine a light on California Congressional District 10? Let’s get to know Rep. Josh Harder.   ModestoView: What motivated you to run for office? Josh Harder:  I love the Central Valley, and over the past couple years I got the feeling that my home wasn’t getting the kind of representation it deserved. Especially after the 2016 election, I realized that progress on the issues I cared about most--healthcare, immigration, jobs--was being held up not by a lack of entrepreneurs or civic leaders, but instead by a lack of political leaders with the courage to stand up for their communities. I knew we could do better, and I was inspired by the grassroots enthusiasm that swept not just the country but our community as well. And so after talking it over with Pam and with my parents, I made the decision to run for office. MV: How did your parents react when you won the election? JH: Relief, joy, excitement...all of the above. California’s system for counting ballots kept my folks in suspense for a little longer than they would have liked, but it made the final result extra special in the end. If anything, they felt joy for my team as much as anything else, the

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young campaigners they got to know well over the course of several months. MV: What was one of the most surprising things of your campaign? JH: The sheer enthusiasm behind our race. It was impossible to imagine at the start just what kind of grassroots support we’d see in the end. Yes, we knew that the community was motivated, but to see it translate into thousands of volunteers shows the power of politics at its very best. The most important thing to remember about our campaign is that in the end over 100,000 people voted who sat out the last midterm election in 2014. That’s amazing and that level of civic engagement needs to be the new standard for the Valley.   MV: There are so many challenges for our area, what do you think the top 3 things are that we need to address first? JH: Water. We must meet this critical challenge head on, beginning with sensible solutions to expand our water supply, better manage our existing water resources, and help our communities better prepare for droughts. Secondly, we need to focus on lowering the cost of health care. This was one of the central messages of my campaign, and it’s something that’s impacted virtually every family out there, mine included. It’s especially true in this district, where half of the people here are on Medicaid. Folks should never have to choose between going to the doctor or buying groceries, yet too many find themselves in that sort of dilemma. It’s unacceptable. Agriculture—farming is the economic

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and cultural bedrock of the Central Valley. About a third of all jobs in the district are connected to agriculture and the combined agricultural output of Stanislaus and San Joaquin county exceeded $8 billion in 2017. Supporting our farmers is going to be one of my top priorities in Congress. That’s why I’m thrilled to have secured a spot on House committee on Agriculture … it’s one way I’ll be able to fight for the priorities at the top of people’s minds. MV: Governor Gavin Newsom has said he will make the needs of the Central Valley a priority in his administration. How can our area better work with state level leaders to make even bigger strides? JH: I’m encouraged by what the Governor has signaled over his first few weeks in office, especially by his visit to our region and by the conversations we’ve had over the phone. I hope he continues to give the Central Valley the spotlight it deserves and I’m ready to be an ally to get things done. The biggest key to success will be aggressive advocacy and a united front between all our regional elected officials--we’ll need to work together regardless of party and office to get results.   MV: No matter who people voted for; what are some of the ways we can bring people together to move us forward? JH: Over my first few weeks in office, I’ve heard again and again that people want leaders in government to work together. There’s a real hunger for bipartisanship in communities like ours...we aren’t as divided as cable news suggests. We can start

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by working on those issues that impact us on a daily basis. It’s why I’ve made a commitment to have breakfast with ten democrats and ten republicans once a week to talk about those issues that we can work on.   MV:What was the first thing you did when you got to Washington DC as a Representative Elect? JH: On day one, I voted to re-open the government. Before we can get to work on the issues that we ran on, we’ve got to figure out a way to get both sides together and bring this shutdown to an end. By now I’ve voted at least 8 times to do so, voting on the same package that passed with bi-partisan support in the final month of the last Congress. MV: Did you score a good office?  JH: We got ourselves a nice office on the first floor...with a good view of construction! It will go away soon enough, but that’s what happens when you are a first-timer I guess. Absolutely anyone is welcome in our office anytime they visit DC--after all, my office really belongs to my constituents.    MV: What would you tell someone that is considering being a public servant and making the move to run for office? JH: The first piece of advice I’d give is to take time to understand what drives you. A lot of the new freshmen members, myself included, didn’t come from political careers. None of us ran because we were chasing an office—we ran because we weren’t satisfied with what was happening in our communities, and we had a clear vision in mind for how we could make it better. The other thing I’d say is to understand the commitment from the start. Running for office takes a toll on yourself and on loved ones.   MV: What do you think your best accomplishment could be in this term? JH: Excellent question—and to answer I want to point to the core issues I mentioned a moment ago: agriculture and the Central Valley economy. My goal is to ensure that a kid growing up in the Central Valley has the same opportunities to succeed as someone growing up anywhere else in America.  I’ll add another quality: accessibility. Two years from now I want my constituents to say that they could get in touch with me, that I listened, and that I was responsive to their needs.   MV: You have been in business a long time, what characteristics do you have that you hope to make you successful in Washington? JH:  We need to be pragmatic in Washington—in this era of divided government, the only way we’re going to make

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CAMP VIEW By Chris Murphy

Josh and his family as he was sworn in Josh with his new House of Representative’s ID progress is by focusing on those issues where both sides can work together. We’re not going to make progress on all the issues we care about, but we can find moments where we can be practical and focused on solving the problems that our constituents bring to us.

So many people in our community have

To reach Josh

MV: What’s your ideal day like when you are back home in the district? JH: Visiting with the community. To take one example, over the MLK weekend we had six constituent office hours, one town hall, and nearly a dozen site visits throughout the district. My biggest priority when I’m home is to find ways to be accessible—it’s a must. MV: Beatles or Stones? JH: Stones, of course!

District office:

4701 Sisk Road, Suite 202 Modesto, CA 95356 Phone Contact: (209) 579 5458  

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131 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Phone Contact: (202) 225-4540 You can also follow Josh on his official Facebook page (Rep. Josh Harder) and on Twitter (@RepJoshHarder)

been to Camp Jack Hazard and hopefully, with your help, the next generation can experience the benefits of Camp in the future. The Camp narrowly escaped destruction in last year’s Donnell fire, but there is a lot of clean up needed.    A really fun fundraiser concert featuring an amazing reunion of one of our area’s legendary bands, California Zephyr is happening at the Gallo Center on February 9. The camp experience is one of those things that create strong friendship bonds, great memories and builds character.  The Jack and Buena Foundation owns

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and operates the camp and your contributions are so very important.   Local singer songwriter Brett Dennen developed a lot of his music skills at Camp Jack Hazard and has gone on to become a globally famous performer.  So you never know what can happen. Award winning musician and Modesto native, Alan Arnopole co-founded the band California Zephyr in 1975 and thus began years touring the United States and Canada.  Zephyr performed at venues both great and small, including The Grand National Rodeo, The Calgary Stampede, The Grand Hotel on Mackinaw Island, California Sate Fair, Harrah’s – Lake Tahoe and Reno, Las Vegas, Nashville, and on radio and national TV. Prior to Californa Zephyr, Alan toured the Southwest with the stage production “Hard Travelin’” - a tribute to the life and music of Woody Guthrie, which ultimately led to an appearance in the Academy Award-winning Guthrie biopic “Bound For Glory.”  Don’t miss this wonderful event.  Camp Jack Hazard Benefit with California Zephyr Tix are $25 available at www. galloarts.org - February 9, 7:30 pm

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BIG VIEW

Black History Month

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By John Ervin

Julian Bond,

Danny Glover

It is that time of the year where we cele-

brate Black History Month, which is also celebrated in Canada, United Kingdom and the Netherlands. However, in all actuality, one month out of the year does not begin to celebrate the work, life, accomplishments, achievements and challenges of African Americans in the United States and around the world.  Literally, every day is a day in Black history.  The recognition of Black history began in 1926 as Negro History Week by the Harvard educated and noted American Historian Dr. Carter G. Woodson.  Dr. Woodson chose the month of February because two men he admired most Frederick Douglas a former slave and outspoken abolitionist and President Abraham Lincoln, architect of the Emancipation Proclamation which ended slavery celebrated their birthdays the second week of February. As a former slave, Fredrick Douglas designated his birthday February 14, because he did not know his exact birthday and so admired president Lincoln that he chose the same month and week of his birthday.  Over the years, Modesto has been host to many icons of the civil rights movement including, John Lewis, Julian Bond, Dick Gregory, Maya Angelo, Cornell Wes, Maryum Ali and Danny Glover.   As we prepare to celebrate the accomplishments, work, life advocacy and achievements of African Americans in the greater Modesto area. I will focus on the arts and

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in particular Theater Arts. Four friends who had a love and appreciation for theater founded the Sankofa Theatre Company, the first and only African American theater company in Modesto in 2013. Co-Founders John Ervin III, Elizabeth Garmon, Cheryl Mitchell-Knox and Greg Savage wanted to bring more of African American experience to the stage in Modesto.  They began to charter the course for Sankofa after performing in the Prospect Theater and Gallo Center for The Arts production of To Kill a Mocking Bird.  Since its founding Sankofa Theatre Company has produced many plays and conducted a few theater workshops for youth.  Sankofa has produced such plays as August Wilson’s Piano Lesson, and Fences. In addition, other noted work such as Looking over the Presidents Shoulder, Tawawa House, Freedom Riders, Exonerated, African American Journey, and Colored People’s Time, which were all staged at the Gallo Center for The Arts. Freedom Riders was also performed at the Grand Theatre for the Arts in Tracy. Sankofa also produced Coretta …The life and times of Coretta Scott-King at the State Theater.  Sankofa continues to bring to the forefront of our community the African American experience through the performing arts.  Sankofa’s upcoming play co-produced with the Gallo Center for The Arts is A Raisin in the Sun.  This classic work written by

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Board of Directors, left to right: Leroy Gambrell, Tony Madrigal, Sebastian Jones, Sargent at Arms, Charlotte Lockard, Treasurer, Ray Prescott, (recently deceased), Sterling Fountain, President, Deborah Jones-Sullivan, Vice President/Secretary, Audrey Spearman, George Russell, Tracey Potts and retuning board member former president, Jeremiah Williams Lorraine Hansberry the first African American woman to have her play produced on Broadway (1959) as well as the first with a black director, Lloyd Richards and received four Tony Award nominations. The story comes from the poem Harlem by Langston Hughes one of the leaders of the Harlem Renaissance. It tells the story of a black family’s experience in Chicago’s South Side as they attempt to better their lives and that of their future generations with an insurance payout following the death of the father. Sankofa will continue to bring to life the African American experience, while introducing, cultivating, and mentoring a new generation of actors and behind the scenes talent from our young people in our community.  Please come out and see A Raisin in the Sun at The Gallo Center for The Arts.

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February 8th- San Joaquin Delta College and University of The Pacific Presents: A Tribute to the Queen of Soul “Aretha Franklin” with special guest, the Hamiltones, 6:00pm-8:00pm. February 15th, 16th and 17th- Sankofa Theatre Company and the Gallo Center for The Arts Presents: A Raisin in the Sun. show times; 7:30pm on February 15, 16th, and 2:00pm on February 17 at the Gallo Center for The Arts. February 15th, 16th, and 17th- Sankofa Theatre Co. Presents: Black History Vendor Showcase and Pre-Show Entertainment, Gallo Center for the Arts 5:30pm10:30pm February 15 and 16th and 12:30- 5:30pm, February 17. February 22nd, King Kennedy Memorial Center Board of Directors presents a Black History Program- King Kennedy Memorial Center 601 N. Martin Luther King Dr. 6:00pm-8:00pm February 23rd- MJC African American Education Conference, Modesto Junior College Mary Stuart Rogers Student Center, 8:00am-3:00pm. February 23rd Gallo Center for the Arts presents Alvin Ailey II, 8pm February 26th, San Joaquin Delta College presents the Tuskegee Airman…their heritage and legacy lives on! South Forum, 12:30pm-2:00pm End February CSU Stanislaus presents Performance Artist and Educator A.D.  Carson, PHD. Term One: A Mixtape.

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been known as a central focus of excellence within the Modesto Community for years. For people of color, the center means much more than that. Year after year, people travel from all over the country to experience the ambiance of love and happiness shared by all who attend the events held in the venue. For those of you who are not familiar, February is Black History Month. African-American people reserve this month in honor to pay homage to the people and events that contributed to the positive uplifting of our culture. We celebrate Black History all twelve months of the year, but in February, we pay even closer attention to educate and inform our youth about the important African-American leaders who came before them. Presented by Audrey Spearman, (who is the writer, director, and producer of the entire show), and Sterling Fountain, (President of The King-Kennedy Memorial Center, as well as the event caterer), this powerful and dynamic Duo has mesmerized audiences with a FREE, three-hour original presentations, filled with stories of black history FOLLOW US:

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from the past and the present. Black History Celebrations at The King-Kennedy Memorial Center have always been phenomenal. Performers would come to sing, or a keynote speaker would come to share a life experience. Still, there always seemed to be a little something that was missing. Eventually, Sterling and Audrey got together and decided to join forces and do something extra with the intent of encouraging more attendees to come out and see the Black History Month Celebration and they hatched a brilliant plan of execution. By creating a stage event that would keep a crowd fully engaged, catering a meal, (made by Sterling Fountain), and served by community volunteers, these women unlocked a treasure. By the end of the program, both Audrey and Sterling had each received rave reviews! Last year’s show, titled “A Walk down Memory Lane through Black Music,” included local talent selected to act out and showcase different entertainers who performed soulful music, all the way from slavery through present day. That show consisted of a vari-

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ety of performances of local talent, dressed as and singing songs with the likeness of Billie Holiday, Etta James, and Diana Ross and the Supremes. None of these events could take place without the help of community volunteers such as Bruce Lockard, City Liaison and Culinary Staff Chef, Mark Kullers. Pam Brazil, Willie Mae Dill, Doris McCarter, Sarah Johnson, Beverly Jones, Diane Nichols, Janay Rivinius, The Boys & Girls Club of West Modesto, and The King-Kennedy Memorial Center Board of Directors, are all included by helping to solidify these yearly, extravagant presentations, ensuring that they continuously take place. One particular community volunteer, Helen Nettles has been regularly assisting on the culinary side for over four years. Nettles never fails to offer up her services at any time it is necessary. She enjoys coming to volunteer for as many King-Kennedy Memorial Center events as she can. She often volunteers along with the others during the Fish Fry for the Juneteenth Celebration and Subscribe to our You Tube channel at: youtube.com/modestoview

the Mother’s Day event. I asked Ms. Nettles what volunteering here does for her heart. She replied simply, “It makes me feel like I’m doing God’s work.” More than anything, The King-Kennedy Memorial Center has been and will continuously be a highly respected and dominant landmark in Modesto, California and the African-American community is proud to have this monument available for everyone to come out and attend events that help shape and form our community.   Sterling Fountain put it best when she said, “The King-Kennedy Memorial Center is a place that our forefathers, from the West Side of Modesto, fought to attain and preserve, while leaving a legacy for the African-American youth to be proud of, while educating them about our rich history here. The King-Kennedy Memorial Center, stands as representation of the African-American leaders that will follow, for generations to come!”

This year’s Black History Month Celebration is a FREE community event. The title this year is, “Look Up and See the Rainbow.” It will be held on Friday, February 22, 2019, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. 601 Martin Luther King Drive Modesto, CA 95351.

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All You Need Is Love

 e v o l e w Th i n g s By Chris Murphy

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What make something or someone special? Do you believe in love at first sight? 

I love how Modesto gathers for events

from Music in the Plaza, Star Wars Day and Porchfest to Walk a or it is a handkerchief from your grandma or maybe the flowers from your wedding day. Maybe Mile and Love Modesto, we come a beautiful sunrise, your new baby, holding hands, or the smell of coffee in the morning.  All of out for parades and cleanups and these can mean love to different people.  There is no right or wrong answer, it can be silly or to watch MoBand at Graceada. serious, but most of all, love makes you happy, feel whole and special.  True love is magic and we hope you all find it.  The fact that almost all these We asked our friends in Modesto to tell us about the things they love. events are created by individuals You can also add yours to this story on our Facebook or at www.modestoview.com  is also amazing. - Middagh Goodwin Let’s let the loving begin.   I love seeing people actively enjoying downtown. The good people Whether it’s First Fridays or ModShop, Love that only exist here, true Modesto or a Gallo concert, a car show or trivia Brunch at the fruit diamonds in on a Thursday at St. Stan’s, I love watching peothe rough.  yard with my hubby ple get excited to gather downtown. It’s amazing - Issac Ames to see folks walking down J, full of excitement is one of our favorabout downtown! - Ellen Burchett ite things. Usually

followed up with a movie!

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I love the fact, after 42 years in Modesto, I have made good friends, supportive in crisis, celebrations or just hanging out in every day activities. There is a lot to do in town, and good people doing things in our community.  As good as it gets.  - Jim Christiansen

We get together with a group every year for Valentines and have steak and lobster and decadent desserts. Tradition and delicious! - Rebecca Beeler Modesto has a small town feel~ everyone knows your name type vibe. Concert in the Park CITP is a Modesto favorite...Every summer with MoBand putting down the blanket early am and knowing in the evening friends & family will gather share food, wine and catch up. Truly a fun filled six weeks enjoying summertime!! I look forward to this event each year! It’s an event that brings back childhood memories sitting under the same trees...a tradition passed from generation to generation. - Susan J Powers 

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A huge dinner in a cozy corner at Modesto Sukiyaki. Same husband and wife owners for over 25 years. Amazing quality and unsurpassed hospitality. - Honey B Riddle

It’s about family traditions, making dinner w/ Well me & my boyfriend Bart love everyday in your family, visiting new places and old alike, Motown! From walks on Virginia trail, to downseeing old friends around town. Picking up Notown and stopping by Concetta’s for a great dinah’s or the won ton soup from Phenix, ordering ing experience. Then there’s coffee every morning tacos from Viartas (DMV), classics from Harvest at the Ah You estates! We even love our 4 block Moon like their Crab Toss. Going to Foodfixtruck commute to work, we can even walk to work as for lunch, ordering the crab cakes and garlic & it’s 10 minutes. There are always fun events to go Brie from Tresettis, going to the farmers market, to everywhere in our city, but look out you might getting Sciabica olive oil, shopping @ O’Brien’s end up in the ModestoView! We hit the cover once for all their cheese, ordering the lobster roll and and yes, Bart is my Superman!  -Kristi Ah Yo cowboy roll from Sushi Garden. The MoBand Concerts in the Park, PorchFest, Edible Extravaganza, Graffiti Night, family movies in the park, The Nest and it’s other the Christmas parade, Veterans Day parade, culincarnations on McHenry tural diversity day, and all the other events our community puts together for the betterment of Avenue. It had a wonderModesto. We love Modesto! - Christopher Ortega ful little coffee house in the

Modesto has the best event community. It’s the people that go to & help organize the events. The way they put things together to make everyone feel they are a part of Modesto as well when they are there, even if they don’t live there...that’s where I find Love in Modesto. - Seth D BakerÂ

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I enjoy walking down J St and 10th now that there are twinkly lights on the trees. My friends and I always enjoy hanging out at Fuzios and listening to the great music in the plaza on a Friday night.đ&#x;˜€ - Rhonda Allen

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performers and events your calendar. Plink also works with PorchFest which is happening Sunday, By Middagh Goodwin May 19th this year. Last year there were 39 porches hosting nearly Over the last few years, the Modesto Area 80 local and area musicians/bands.  Music Association has teamed up with Music in the Plaza is every Friday from several events and helped create a few new May 3rd until October 4th in the 10th ones to give more opportunities for local talent to perform live. We book over a hun- Street Plaza. It is a free community concert series sponsored by Modesto Downtown dred paying gigs for local musicians each year and hope to increase that number. This Improvement District, Fuzio, Ralston’s Goat, ModestoView, Brenden Theatre, year we are teaming up with the homeDowntown Modesto Partnership and cugrown music app Plink, not just to help rated by the Modesto Area Music Associawith the booking process but to increase tion (through Plink.) We begin each month performers opportunities to play more and in conjunction with the First Friday Street get paid.  Fair. Plink was created right here in Modesto MAMA will be posting more opportunities and is designed to give performers the in the months to come for Patio Fest(June chance to “play more and get paid more.” 15th), The Downtown Sampler(October There are currently 23 gigs offered up on 8th) and local band stage at Stanislaus Plink for Music in the Plaza and we will County Fair(July 12-21). So make sure you be posting many more over the upcoming sign up early using this link https://app. months. Create a band/solo profile and plinkyou.com/mama to make sure you do follow the MAMA page(and any other not miss any of these opportunities.  event or venue) to get notified when new gigs are posted. Encourage your bandmates Make sure you mark your calendars and make plans to come out to these and all to create accounts so that when you book a the other great events happening in and gig it populates to their calendar, there are around Modesto. Encourage your friends also many other great tools to help you as and families to join you and help us build working musicians. If you are a Promotthese great community events into lasting er or Venue you can sign up for a Plink memories. account also, post upcoming opening for to

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PARADISE VIEW Modesto friends, there is a great show

coming to the State Theatre on March 1.   Steve Ashman and the legendary ZaSu Pitts Memorial Orchestra will be presenting an all star show to raise funds for victims of the Camp Fire in Paradise Ca. It is unknown how or if there will be rebuilding, but so many lost everything.  We can all do our part.  Going to this show will help and the performance will be amazing with spe-

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cial guests Grammy nominees Clif Payne, Larry Batiste (vocals), Bammie Nominee Pamela Rose (vocals), Saxophonist Jeff Ervin (Bill Withers), Drummer David Perper (Jesse Colin Young) Plus: Lester Chambers (the Chambers Brothers), Ruben Valtierra (Weird Al Yankovic), David Bennett Cohen (Country Joe and the Fish), Kevin Zuffi (Joe Louis Walker), David Aguilar (Norton Buffalo), Roy Blumenfeld (The Blues Project / Seatrain) Plus Local legends: Mama Award Winners Patty Castillo Davis and Shelly Streeter (vocals), Joe Barretta (Guitar), Martin Martinez (Saxophone), Tim Allen (Bass) & Gary Nelson (Guitar)

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Hello everyone. I hope you are all having a great year so far. January was a little bleak but February is looking great for blues so let’s talk about the shows coming this month. On the 2nd and in fact, every Saturday in February you can catch Tony and the Tuff Times at Ridgeways in Modesto. You can also head out to the Waterwheel in Sonora to see me with the Poorhouse Millionaires perform on the 2nd. On Sunday the 3rd, I will be at Deva Cafe with my main man Ray Vazira for breakfast and blues. On February 9th don’t miss one of the best shows of the year, the annual Johnny

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Cash Birthday Bash at the Prospect Theater. It’s always one of the best parties of the year. If Zydeco is your bag don’t miss the Blues Box Bayou Band Mardi Gras show at Black Oak Casino on the 15th. I’ll be playing with the Poorhouse Millionaires out at the Saloon in Knights Ferry on the 22nd and on the 23rd in LaGrange at Louie’s Place. Also on the 23rd, you can catch Jeramy Norris and the Dangerous Mood in Lodi at Five Windows Beer Company.  Jams are happening every Thursday at The Barkin Dog Grill and at Garlic Brothers in Stockton. I’ll be back at the Fired Up Grill in Ceres for our Monthly Jam on the 27th as well. Have a great month and I hope to see you out at a show.

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series, they want to hear from you! Please contact pcdenterprises@yahoo.com Deva Cafe prides itself in uplifting and showcasing the original music that flourishes here and is boasting a giant month of great music. Saturday Live Music Matinees feature Blues from Tony Westlake on 2/2, Sophia 2/9, Allen, Ashman and Davis 2/16, and Nathan’s One Man Band on 2/23. Sunday Breakfast Music will continue to heat up this frigid month of temperatures with fan favorites the Poorhouse Millionaires on 2/3, David Perry Molina 2/10, Mattea 2/17 and the Daydream Believers On 2/24. All Strings Considered takes the ModestoView sponsored Third Thursday Art Walk stage at 11th and J streets on February 21 from 6-9 pm. A personal showering of great big love to those who are organizing music happenings and including women artists! A specific nod to the Prospect Theater’s Johnny Cash Birthday Bash 8 Concert for having me and a handful of lady musicians on the bill. Gracias to TT at Tangled T’s for creating a music venue out of her space. Preserving opportunities that equally al-

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What’s new with Jazz and the Blues News? By Eric Benson Well I hope everyone survived the Hollidaze and are on to the resolutions at hand! I haven’t got all my resolutions in hand, but what can I say it’s a work in progress. One however is to treat my body better, at 61 years young I’m beginning to feel it when I don’t.  Well each day is a blessing with family and friends even if sometimes my back reminds me of when I was young weight lifting without good body mechanics. On to the new year I say, even if sometimes I am walking with a limp. Blue Monday Party invitational jam at the Barkin’ Dog Grill celebrates February 11th with special guest Conrad Johnson Bass player vocalist and front man bringing on the R & B and Funk.  Also in the Band; Johnny Valdes Guitar, Dave Hawks Drums, Kevin Marin Trumpet, Jamey Dubberly Trombone, Dave Dow and Eric Benson Keys, and Pat Governor Organ. We will be playing some Blues, Jazz, Funk, and Latin music for listening and dancing.  Call the Dog for reservations: 572-2341.  If you play,

come on down and sit in with the best musicians in the area, it’s gonna’ be smoking! And the Barkin’ Dog Grill, one of my favorite family friendly venues continues with some live music coming at you for February: 1st with Bourbon Street Blues, 8th Valley Jazz Company, 11th Blue Monday Party with Eric Benson presents, and 15th Pryor Engagement with Jonathan Pryor, 16th Taillights, 21st Modesto Art Walk, 22nd David Dow & Friends, and 23rd Alrisk. David Dow & Friends jazz jam every Thursday night 7 to 10 PM.               And on the Jazz side bringing back Virtuoso Jazz guitarist John Stowell to play with local great Jazz guitarists Johnny Valdes and John Albano guitarists with catered food at a house party. It will be the three Johns, tres Amigos tour. Email me for the details for the gig Sunday February 10th; Mbenson@fire2wire.com. The Gallo Center kicks into gear with the 2019 schedule with more great shows; ZZ Top already was smoking and sold out! For February coming to town: Feb 6th Tracy Bird, Feb 8th Some gospel with the marvelous Cece Winans, and a Bowie Celebration

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Feb 10th, tribute celebrating the music of David Bowie! And slightly off the beaten path, the Newman Theatre features the Caravanserai Santana Tribute on Feb 23. A note for note tribute to Carlos Santana.  If you love the music, come out.  Call the Theatre for details: (209) 862-4490. Come back out for Third Thursday Art Walk 5 to 9:00 PM for some great art and

music in the downtown! Lowdown on the jam session in the downtown: Queen Bean Sundays open mike night also in an all age environment.  So take some time out to hear some live music and the arts of our own town as well this month, think globally and act locally.   All the best, peace out! Eric Benson, cell 209- 918-7033, email; Mbenson@ fire2wire.com.

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GEEK VIEW

Love is Warhammer

by Alan Falconer

One of the great things about being a geek

in Modesto is the community itself, which has steadily grown over the years and shows no signs of stopping. We have the relatively new presence of various nerd-themed stores to thank for becoming hubs for geeks to get together, discuss their favorite hobbies, and even forge new friendships by playing the games they love. And perhaps none of those games are more detailed and grandiose than “Warhammer”. Warhammer (the store, not the game), located on 3020 Floyd Avenue in Modesto, opened two years ago and has become the one-stop destination for anyone wanting to battle against friends and strangers with their armies of carefully assembled and painted miniatures. “Warhammer” is actually a sort of umbrella term that covers a variety of games, the two current most popular being “Warhammer: Age of Sigmar” and “Warhammer 40,000” which are fantasy and sci-fi themed, respectively. While there is a rich lore behind both games, it’s not required reading and players can just as easily read the rules and dive in... after building their army, of course. And arguably, assembling your units of miniatures and decorating them with paints

can be just as rewarding an experience as playing the game itself. While I was given a tour of the store by owner Ben Bird-Jones, he informed me that many people who are into “Warhammer” as a hobby find that painting the miniature figures, monsters, and landscapes is about as far as they go, rarely if ever playing the game itself. And for those amassing their forces to fight or just display, there’s a painting station in the store that’s free to use. Just bring your paints, brushes, and miniatures- or purchase them on-site from their wide selection, and you’re good to go! Walking into the store, you may find it a little intimidating at first if you have no idea how to play or what to do. Fortunately, the front of the store also serves as the location of a free demonstration you can request, where Ben walked me through an abridged how-to on everything from assembling and painting a miniature that you get to keep, no charge, to how the game is played, using a handy pre-assembled battlefield to guide me through the rules of movement and combat. With absolutely no experience in playing “Warhammer”, me and a friend found ourselves fighting each other as Space Marines versus the Death Guard, rolling dice, measuring distances, and getting just a taste of the fun that “Warhammer” games have to offer. What I noticed the most while looking around and learning to play, though, was the camaraderie shared by others in the store. War was being waged, but there’s no anger at Warhammer. Rather, it’s friends and strangers, seasoned vets and beginners, all under one roof and celebrating the hobby that’s brought them together. And if you’re curious about it like I was, Warhammer (again, the store) seems like the ideal place to start. For more information, call Warhammer at (209) 552-2318

COMEDY VIEW Hello, hello, hello. It’s February. Everyone is talking about the normal holidays like Valentine’s Day, Chinese Lunar New Year, and Black History Month. The card companies, media and what not have these covered with cards and TV specials and stuff so all the information you need is out there. The only mystery is why there is Valentine’s Day chocolate and people still buy “candy” that tastes like chalk covered in baby powder. February 2 is Groundhog’s Day which is where scientists are pushed aside so we can consult with rodents. I don’t believe this should be a holiday since vermin are notoriously bad at predictions. My gerbil hasn’t picked a winning lotto number even once. February 15 is Susan B. Anthony’s birthday. You may remember her from history class as a pioneer fighting for women’s suffrage or her later work in making dollar coins that look like quarters. Lastly, we have my personal favorite holiday: February 15 is All the Valentine’s Candy is On Sale Day.  Are there any shows this month? Funny you should ask... First of all, there are two Valentine’s Day shows.  First is HA HA Happy Valentine’s Day comedy show at the 108 Sports Lounge in Riverbank. The show has Saul Trujillo headlining along with bay area comics Chris Posadas and Mex-E-King. Starts at

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8 tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Tickets are available at https:// www.eventbrite.com/o/ fearlisha-presents-17348155941, Hosted by yours truly. The second Valentine’s show is Goldrush Comedy at Winters Tavern in Sonora. No cover, show at 8:30. Hosted by two times Modesto Area Award winner, Jimmie Menezes and features comic couples. This is a fantastic spot to have a laugh at.

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The Stanislaus County Home Improvement Show (formerly Home & Garden) is taking place February 22-24 at the Modesto Centre Plaza. The first 200 people each day will receive a free plant from Frantz Nursery. There will be a free kids workshop where the kids can make a project to take home with them. Other things you can expect to find - kitchens and bathrooms, pools and spas, sunrooms and floors, gutters and roofing, HVAC & painting, windows and doors, patios and solar, outdoor kitchens and much more! Clip and bring their ad to get in for just $2.

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Dusty Bottoms Taking it by Storm By Efren Martinez

I’ve always been a

lone wolf in my training but I can’t help wanting to shadow The Dusty Bottoms Trail Runners. This fitness group is all about running and celebrating with each other at the end of each run, generally with the beer of your choice. I don’t drink beer and quite frankly I just like to train solo when I’m focused on fitness, but that’s just me. Here’s the skinny, if you’re looking to join a running group or club in 2019 I recommend The Dusty Bottoms. If you like positive fellowship, running and not looking to break the piggy bank this is a great group to join. I’m not alone in this recommendation, so many of my running friends have joined this awesome group. They seem to have put together a great combination. Below is more information on The Dusty Bottoms Running Club and one of their fun runs scheduled for February. They meet regularly at Fuzio in 10th St Plaza on Thursday evenings for fun training runs and fellowship. 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Turner’s Tuff 10 Join in a fun run in a beautiful location! A lollipop course which will take you through an aid station twice before finishing the 11.25-mile course! Yes, we know we said “10”, but hey, who doesn’t like bonus miles! This course is rocky with a lot of technical terrains. Plan for water crossings and possibly a bit of mud. Welcome to all runners of all abilities who want to have a nice time and a change of scenery. There won’t be a clock so you will be expected to time yourself. At the end will be custom finish prizes for top 3 overall male and female finishers. They will have food afterwards, so plan to hang out for the after party! **The Dusty Bottoms are asking for toiletry donations which will go to the Center for Human Services and/or a monetary donation of $10. Saturday, February 9, 2019, at 9 am – 12 pm

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Happy February By Sofia Johnson

Happy February everyone! For the month of love, I would like to share some experiences I love around Modesto. While I was in Sacramento for the Women’s March I noticed how many murals there were and was reminded of the great art scene we have here in Modesto. Of course there is the Chartreuse Muse as well as the stunning murals on their building and the Modesto mural on Downey Avenue, but there are many other locations that can be found on www.modestoview.com. Galleries and restaurants such as The Mistlin and Barkin’ Dog Grill showcase many pieces of art that I highly recommend you check out! You can also make

art of your own for or with a loved one at places such as Pottery Magic and The Dragonfly-Art for life. All of these local businesses allow for unique experiences for you to express yourself through art or enjoy the art of others. I will also be starting something that I am very excited about: I have taken the liberty of making a Spotify account where I will be posting a playlist of all ages music each month. The account username is MoViewAllAges and the first playlist is already up! Anyways, I hope you have an amazing February filled with lots of art, music, and of course, love.

2019 is the year of the female Earth Pig. From what I read this year promises to be a joyful year of friendship and love and a year to make money. In Chinese culture the Pig is a symbol for wealth. The Pig is said to attract success in all spheres of life. Your lucky numbers will be 4, 6 and 8, your lucky colors are yellow, gray, brown and golden. How do the Chinese figure this out? It beats me but I still find it intriguing! Brown is a beautiful color, the color of the earth. Of course, putting on a golden dress may impress some but to be successful certainly takes more than that. Go to the qualities of the Pig: Generosity

and gentleness. This year we will do well to express those qualities. We need to be more attentive to others. Success in 2019 is going to be based on teamwork rather than individual accomplishments. Initiating selflessness will be favored. The Pig, however has weaknesses too. It can be a dreamer and procrastinator. The Pig is known to be naive and needs to be aware of treachery. It is wise to be a little suspicious. But all in all, the Pig loves life!  2019 is a year to profit, in an intelligent sort of way, from everything that’s beautiful in life.  For more info go to taichi4modesto. com or call (209)572-4518.

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Fall in love with February!

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with February… the air is filled with love, the temperatures start to rise, and it’s a short month. This sunny afternoon Ms. M finds herself at The Queen Bean sipping Peppermint tea, listening to a bit of Sade and people watching those enjoying the day. There are so many things to enjoy this February and here’s a handful that won’t have your budget in a kink. The American Heart Association heralds in National Wear Red Day at the Vintage Faire Mall on February 1st from 10am to Noon. The event offers complimentary health screenings, fitness demonstrations and CPR tutorials. The free event is open to the public and families. Don’t forget to wear your red and join in the fun. Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/381902479227405/ Working in the service industry is one of the hardest and has some of the least paid jobs out there. To honor their cohorts in service, Churchkey Modesto hosts an Industry Night every Monday from 5-9pm. $5 Specials on Food and Drinks in the Bar Only. Head out February 4th and let off a little steam from that daily grind. More info: https://www.churchkeymodesto.com It’s definitely the season to wear your heart on your sleeve and Opera Modesto welcomes you to an early valentines treat with

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By Monica Barber TOP’s Young Artists performing at Mistlin Gallery’s event Wear Your Art on Your Sleeve on February 10th at 2pm. Performers will be singing songs celebrating love, romance and joy ranging from contemporary to operatic. Tickets $20-$50 http://www. galloarts.org/ If you missed ringing in the New Year last month, then come out for the Chinese New Year Celebration on February 10th at Centre Plaza in Modesto. Presented by Stanislaus Chinese Association. This all ages event welcomes in the Year of the Pig with Chinese food, culture, raffles and more entertainment. Tickets: $25 adults and $15 children (ages 6-12) More info call: 209-604-5902 The theater is a wonderful experience that too often many don’t get the chance to enjoy. End your month on the right foot by stepping out for the evening to enjoy The Flick, a play at The Prospect Theater on February 22nd. The Flick is about a movie theater and three underpaid employees trying to prepare for the last screening of one the last 35mm films known to exist. Encore performances of the play will run Feb 23rd & 24th. Tickets: $25 adults & $10 for students and active military. 8pm. Info: (209) 549-9341                    Cherish and fall in love with February! Enjoy! Kisses, m.

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Stanislaus School 02/02 Marinated Crab Feed at Our Lady of Fatima 02/08 PER Crab Feed at Modesto’s Elk Lodge 02/08 MOHI Crab Feed at St Stanislaus Hall 02/09 VFW Post 3199 Crab Feed at Stanislaus County Veterans Service Office 02/09 Claws for a Cause Crab Feed at the Princeton Event Center 02/09 Crab Fest at St Joseph Church 02/09 Crab  Cioppino Feed at Lopes Center, Patterson 02/09 CVCR Crab Feed, Escalon Sportsman Club 02/16 Mary Lyons Night Crab Feed at Old Fisherman’s Club 02/16 Crab Fee at St Joseph KOC 02/16 Marinated Crab Dinner at Azores Band of Escalon 02/22 Crab Feed & Auction at Gene Bianchi Center, Oakdale 02/23 Enoch’s Crab  Feed & Silent Auction at Greens on 10th 02/23 Beyer’s  Crab Feed at St Joseph Church 02/23 NCJRA Crab Feed at Oakdale Rodeo Grounds 03/09 Lion’s  Crab Feed at St Joseph Church 3/23 AHEPA Crab Feed at Greek Orthodox Church 03/23 Relief Inc Crab Feed at Princeton Event Center

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A Scottish Celebration

Saint Andrew’s Society of Modesto presents a Scottish Celebration: The Life and Poetry of Robert Burns. Robert Burns is one of 3 celebrated Scottish authors, the others being Sir Walter Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson. Burns is known mostly for his poetry, and his poetry is distinctive as well as culturally and historically important. One of the major reasons Burns is considered something of a hero in Scotland is because while he wrote largely in standard English, he also wrote in Scots, a language variety that is widely spoken throughout Scotland (this is not to be confused with Gaelic, which is spoken primarily in the north). There will be Dinner, Bagpipes and other entertainment and Raffle Prizes.The event is taking place on February 22nd at the Fruityard 6 pm tickets are $40 available online at standrewmodesto.org.

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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.

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Open Late!

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

Parking

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

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Happy Birthday Johnny Cash

It is going to be a big party at the Prospect Theatre Project as local musicians get together to celebrate The Man in Black. This show always sells out and you need to get tix ASAP.  Wrong Doers are opening, closing and serving as house band. Performances by Raoul Wise, Nathan Ignacio, Tawny Perkins, Marirose, Tiffany and the OLH, Eli Lester, Chris Doud, Mike Allsup, Rachel Leonard, Keith Cole, Big Earl and more. February 9   8 pm  $5 Prospect Theatre Project http://prospecttheaterproject.org/ Light & Dark, The MJC, Off Balance Repertory Dance Concert directed by Kim T. Davis, invites you to an evening of moving through “Light & Dark”. The performance will be held in the Media and Performing Arts Center on the East Campus on 2/20-22 at 7 pm and 2/24 at 2 pm. Tickets prices are $9 student/senior rate and $11 General Admission. Tickets can be purchased online at www.mjc.tix.com or at the box office 90 minutes in advance. This is a family-friendly performance with a cast of 42 MJC Dancers and choreography by Faculty, Guests and MJC Students.

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POKEMON

Love is in the air, Trainers! Celebrate your favorite person (or favorite other Trainer!) with Pokemon from the Hoenn region, like the elusive Luvdisk, who is making some special appearances this month! We suggest taking your sweetheart out to Tresetti’s for a romantic evening sure to please everyone at your table AND your pokebag! Drop a lure at the Tresetti;s pokestop and catch away. While you’re there you might as well trade too and increase your friendship level! Have fun and be safe out there. Catch ‘em all! Tresetti’s World Café 927 11th St, Modesto, CA 95354. Make reservations by calling 209-572-2990

Kicks Off May 3rd, 2019 10th Street Plaza Downtown Modesto Friday Nights 7-9pm

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Did you know? Average cropland value in our region is about $20,000 - nearly double the state average. The higher property value increases the tax base that funds schools, libraries and services to our local community.

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