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7 1 0 2 Y R A JA N U January 10 – Grammy Award Winner - John McCutcheon – Church of the Brethren January 28 -  Modesto Chamber Excellence Awards Gala – Gallo Center for the Arts January 7 - Nor Cal Cosies Awards – West Side Theatre Newman January 21, 22 – TOP Opera  Our Town – Gallo Center January 13 -   Evening with George Winston – Gallo Center January 21 – Sourdough Slim’s Wild & Wooly Review – West Side Theatre January 24 – Garrison Keillor – Turlock Community Theatre January  13 – Zazu Pitt’s Memorial Orchestra – Gallo Center – Benefit for Royal Family Kids Camp   January  10 -  Modesto Symphony – From Russia With Music – Gallo Center January 15 - An Evening with Itzhak Perlman – Gallo Center  Must do for you: February 2nd  The Last AlleyCat  - Modesto Movie Premier – State Theatre

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Happy New Year! My batteries are charged up! Even with the craziness of the holidays, Rockin’ Holiday, New Years and our crazy remodel of our house, I am fueled up with the strength of my family and friends.  We are so blessed to have had some great times of gathering and these are what powers me up. Sure it is all super busy, just like everyone else, but the holidays really bring you together to be with each other.   And now we strap in, fuelled up and ready to blast off into 2017. All kidding aside, we really are the home of Star Wars. It seems like we are all living at hyperspeed these days and that is what powers me up. The passing of Carrie Fisher and so many in 2016 gives pause.  We need to accept the urge to slow down, linger, and to not drive through. Let’s eat nice long dinners, share experiences and ideas. That is truly what will make us a better community.  Our visit to Camp 4 brings us back to this centered way of being.  I know, many of you who know me think it is insane for be to be advocating sitting and slowly enjoying something, to eat nice long dinners instead of fast food/drive through, but in 2017 I really intend to try to be more like this. Life is moving way too fast and moments mean more.  Like Steve Miller once sang, “Time keeps on slippin’ slippin’ slippin’…. Into the future”.    The question is, where do we go from here?  A new hope.  This is a pretty bold statement, but 2017 needs to be a new hope.  The global politics not withstanding, this is the year that Modesto

needs to pull together and be the city we can be. We have to control our own destiny and that takes teamwork and vision.  We have to be honest about where we are, what we think can actually happen, and most importantly turn our wishes into reality.  That’s why we asked these questions to a wide group of people in our Big View this month.  My head explodes every time I walk into Camp 4, as this is the secret sauce to bring us together about who and what Modesto is and what it can be.  We must celebrate our history, our classic culture and make it all about the future.  These go hand in hand. This doesn’t mean everyone has to like Elvis or drive a 57 Chevy, but that true authentic American Graffiti and Rockabilly history is our foundation for our future message. It gives us legitimacy to be that cool amazing city where young people want to come back and people want to visit.  People crave authenticity and this brings us to the farm fresh to table, the craft cocktails and a culture that includes all of the people and ethnicities in Modesto.  Every good new story starts with a good history and this where we need to go. For 2017, ModestoView will focus on some important projects.  1) We intend to make sure that our classic history is part of our future branding and message. 2) We will be champions of live music.  Live music makes the world go round and it is fundamental that we have live music friendly ordinances and policies.  The new NonProfit MAMA Association will play a key role.  3) Downtown must be friendly, walkable and

arts friendly. A strong downtown makes the entire city stronger. Sure we sound like a broken record sometimes, but this is key.  4) We want to encourage people to get involved, donate their time, knowledge and ideas to give strength to those that need it.  A family is only as good as their weakest member. 5) Make living here fun.  Period. We love Modesto and our goal here is to share the fun, share the excitement so that you can share it too.  Tell your friends, tell your kids, support your favorite bands, bars, and local businesses and post good stuff on social media about our community.  If you ever have trouble, just visit us at ModestoView.com or modestoview/facebook or follow us on Twitter or Instagram and you will find a non- stop steam of good news, ideas and information.  We can do this ModestoView friends.   For 2017, it is A New Hope.  I hope you will join us. Thank you. Chris Murphy Founder & Publisher, ModestoView chrism@modestoview.com

Carrie Fisher In memoriam this issue is dedicated to Carrie Fisher.

Her passing had a powerful impact on Modesto USA, the home of Star Wars. There is no doubt that many ideas from this movie and American Graffiti were based on Modesto native George Lucas’ Modesto upbringing. Being the #homeofstarwars and the #homeofgerogelucas is a badge of honor for Modesto. Carrie Fisher was the common bond of strength, bravery and reassurance in the Star Wars series. There is a lot of Princess Leia in so many women and that connection means a lot to Modesto. In fact, our All Ages editor Leia Johnson was named after Princess Leia. We mourn her passing, we celebrate the gift that she gave us and may the force be with her and her family now and in the future. Thanks Mick for the idea, Chris

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Publisher Information PUBLISHER Chris Murphy chrism@modestoview.com MANAGING EDITOR Brandilyn Brown SALES AND ADVERTISING Advertising@modestoview.com DESIGN, LAYOUT, & ART PGrimaldi, Creative Art Director / Designer Peter Grimaldi pete@pgrimaldicreative.com Photo Director Michael J. Mangano SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGERS Madison Murphy – Adobe Specialist Abbey Murphy – Berkeley Correspondent Russ Allsup - Hollywood Correspondent Brandon Brush - Modesto correspondent CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Jim Christiansen Aaron Rowan Kaye Osborn Jennifer Allsup Middagh Goodwin Efren Martinez Eve Oberlander Patty Castillo Davis Leia Johnson Dana Johnson Earl Mathews Mary Layton Monica Barber Ken White Brandilyn Brown Brianna Mooney Maryann Spikes Summer Krafft CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Efren Martinez Diane Moody Michael J Mangano Rudy Lopez

COMMUNITY Looking Forward to 2017 By Maryann Spikes As we look ahead to 2017 in our focus on prevention of homelessness, we must first take stock of what led us here. David Moore was one of 39 people remembered on December 21, the first night of winter and longest night of the year, when the Salvation Army hosted the Not Forgotten homeless persons memorial honoring those who died experiencing homelessness in Stanislaus County in 2016. I’ll never forget how Kristi Ah You coordinated a memorial at Franklin and Downs after David passed away from cancer March 8. The first name on the list of people remembered at Not Forgotten was Nicholas Kliewer, the victim of what appears to be vehicular homicide on December 17. In this City of Great Neighbors, we appear to have let - and even caused - some of our neighbors to fall by the wayside. That is our reality despite the County’s Focus on Prevention initiative that began in May of 2015, and now includes excellent Neighborhood Homelessness Engagement Training that is starting to take off. Have you ever noticed that when you first start addressing a problem, it sometimes gets much worse before it gets better?

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There do appear to be positive changes on the horizon, and there have been forward steps along the way. I have been very encouraged by Councilmember Ah You’s comments on homelessness and Laura’s Law during the July 5 Council meeting (you can still watch it on modestogov.com), as well as Mayor Brandvold’s presence at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Cleansing Hope Shower Shuttle in

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August. Regarding the low-barrier shelter projected to open late spring or early summer next to the Salvation Army Berberian Shelter on D Street, Christina Kenney with Turning Point Empowerment Center (and all around angel) assures that “there are lots of conversations around coordination and partnerships. Many agencies are at the table, every single week, some of us for several hours atop our regular contracted duties for our respective programs. At these tables we are all getting closer to reasonable expectations. As anything worth having doesn’t come easily, ensuring all contributors are heard and roles are considered is very important in these stages.” The Housing Innovation Workgroup, in which everyone is invited to be involved, is working on increasing transitional and permanent supportive housing by building or remodeling affordable housing units, and cultivating successful landlord partnerships. The next meeting is set for January 18, 2-3pm, at 917 Oakdale Road in Modesto, Room 2 (County Learning Center). Here is a list of other opportunities to get involved: https://focusonprevention.wordpress.com/2016/06/29/meetings-and-events In the mean-time, both the Salvation Army and Modesto Gospel Mission shelters serve as warming centers when temperatures drop below 40 degrees, or when it is raining. Families can turn to Modesto Family Promise (549-9454), the abused can turn to Haven Women’s Center (577-5980), those on the brink of homelessness can request a housing list from CHSS (527-0444), and those needing to detox can do so at Stanislaus Recovery Center (541-2121). (This is the condensed version. Read the full version on modestoview.com)

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ART What’s Coming Up in Art View? By Jim Christiansen Art in Modesto…. What’s coming, and what would I like to see?  Our listings and artists on display change, but often the venues the same.  So what’s new?  I want to see Chelsea Torres Addison Bavaro’s solo show of her paintings at MJC Art Gallery.  Title is “Homebody.” Jan 10 to Feb 2.  This is likely the biggest show of Chelsea America’s work to date, and I hope more people than usual show up at the MJC Gallery. I’d like MJC Gallery to send more advance notice on the shows there to get the word out.  Rumors in downtown include a new gallery up on J Street by local artists, and a new spot of Art & Wine events near 16th and J.  I hope both come to pass. Third Thursday Art Walk comes up January 19.  Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock will have a new show schedule, as will CSUS student gallery Art Spot on Main. So stay tuned!   Next month, we’ll see the kind of arts initiative I like.  Big. The “Foto Exhibition” up the entire month, all over downtown Modesto, will feature 22 photographers, of many genres. 

Art Walk is great, but it’s nice to see art viewable and celebrated more than a single night a month. The scale of this exhibition puts the visual art scene front and center. Thank you to the organizer Dave Schroeder. Stanislaus Artist Open Studio 2017 has a new preview show format, at Mistlin Gallery for three days and after hours after 5 pm, March 27, 28, 29.  New Artists should consider being on the map for the April 22 and 23 Open Studio format.  Final Deadline to enter is January 15. Email openstudio.stanislaus@gmail.com  for more info. It’s good to get out of town to explore art; you may run into your 209 artists when you do.  Quite a few area artists show out of town, regionally and nationally.  Chella Gonsalves is one, picked to show in a Women in Art exhibition in NYC.  Save plane fare and see her show at Trewin Framery through January 6. Rhett

Owings recently won an award from the Arts Council of Monterey County.   Fabric Artist Sue Siefkin has shown recently in Pacific Northwest.  The Heart of the Valley Quilt Show takes place at Centre Plaza, January 21 and 22. In 2017, shop local artists to display at home, in the office, for gifts.  Check out the many creative spots in town and see if they connect with you.  Look around.

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our friends at Ralston’s Goat are delivering a Happy Morning to you. What better way to get going on a weekend than a tasty breakfast in a glass.  Sean Koehn, chief intoxicant at The Goat takes a couple of our favorite morning tastes and mixes it with an amazing Modestodistilled Do Good Distillery California Bourbon and teams it up with your best breakfast ingredients.  “I always wanted to make a bourbon cocktail for the mornings, so bacon was the answer” he explains.  So start your winter mornings right with this tasty treat.

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in the libations department. Fuzio will soon be serving craft beer, Camp 4 has reopened, St. Stan’s is likely to return, and there is rumor of Modesto’s first meadery. While we anticipate these awesome events, we encourage you to get a flight of beer somewhere and taste the hoppy rainbow. Introduce your taste buds to new flavors and genres! We decided to sip the world with a flight of beer from the new Dust Bowl in Turlock. We started in India with an India Pale Ale (Cherry IPA), visited Germany for a Gose (aptly named Gose), took a detour to a Mexican inspired Amber Lager (Taco Truck), and drove shore to shore of the US of A with an American Blonde Ale (Ginger Spice Blonde) and an American Barleywine (Brain Spear). After many years of tasting beers, this trip finally resulted in Brandi finding an IPA she loves! This is quite an accomplishment. She encourages you if you are timid in the IPA department, to try their Cherry IPA. The Cherry gently tames the hops so they are not overpowering and adds quite a bit to the aroma with a hint of citrus from the hops. Very enjoyable! The German Gose was an extremely light beer that tricks you with an incredible full-bodied flavor. This is drinkable all day every day. (Not that we recommend that of course!) The Taco Truck Amber Lager…. thin, clean, yet lightly creamy and very gentle on the hops. This maltier upgrade from the Taco Truck Lager definitely reminded us of a Dos Equis Amber. Its low flavor profile makes it a great beer to pair with something spicy. If you like ginger beer or Henry Weinhard’s soda, you will also appreciate the take on the American Blonde Ale, the Ginger Spice Blonde. Creamy and light, with just a hint of spice in the nose, it’s a pleasant sipper. Don’t expect to chug this, it’s for nursing. The bulk of this beer is in the aroma, so be sure to keep smelling it. It is divine! Our favorite of the evening though was the Barleywine. These are hard to come by in Central Cal, so go enjoy this while you can. It’s fruity in the front and hoppy in the back! This goes down like a thick IPA, rich with malt, and sweet enough that your brain might confuse it for a stout, though it’s certainly a traditional barleywine. The sweetness fades as it warms up, so this is another nurser if you want to savor all its layers. With a full 20 taps, you can sample most of the world in one stop. Come out and enjoy a flight and some of the beer cheese soup (but dip some fries in it! Delicious!) If you see us there, challenge us to a game of Jenga! We’re not very good at it after a flight of beer but it’s about having fun and not winning, right? Right?? Happy New Year and sip on, friends!

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PERFORMANCE A Time to Perform in January 2017 by Kaye Osborn and ViewCrew Staff Jeopardy Question: Popular Broadway musical is celebrating its 20th year and is the 10th longest running show in Broadway history? (See answer below)

Snappy New Year! I am hopeful it is full of promise and positivity.  I surround myself with “sweet pickles” and theater supporters!  My husband and I enjoy live performances and of course, movies!  Being in a dark theater for a few hours allows me to be transported to another place, time and experience. As you think of your New Year’s Resolution, consider adding supporting local productions.  Go a show and be carried away by joy of a brilliant performance.

Here’s what’s happening in our neck of the woods! Gallo Center for the Arts Rent 20th Anniversary Tour (Rent is one of my favorite musicals) Wed., Jan. 18: 7 PM Maybe you are a Rent head! I know I am! Dirty Dancing- the classic story on stage (saw this in London, loved the dancing) Tues., Jan. 31: 7 PM   Prospect Theater Project Migrant Mother by Ken White  Jan. 13-22 (I saw his first production that was amazing! This will be a full production with two female actors)   West Side Players in Newman Auditions for Rumors: 5 male/ 5 females Sun., Jan. 22 at 3 PM   Turlock Community Theater Garrison Keillor Tues., Jan. 17: 7:30 PM   Stanislaus State Theater Department Jungle Book Children’s Show Jan. 26- Jan. 29 Answer:  What is Rent:  first performed off-Broadway in 1996!  Sadly the creator Jonathan Larson died of an aortic aneurysm hours after Rent’s final dress rehearsal and ten days before his 36th birthday.

DESIGN DesignView: How Might We…? by Lee Davis, Founder, Modesto Design School Design shapes all aspects of our life. Design is a creative and collaborative process that helps to uncover different and better ways of making, doing, and thinking. Designers create all of the objects we interact with and all of the spaces where we live, work, play and pray. Designers imagine innovative ways to solve complex business, government and social problems. Designers also imagine, envision and create the processes and systems that we experience around us. Design can inspire us to envision and imagine new approaches, possibilities and opportunities. Modesto’s design history is anything but modest. Our city has a rich and remarkable heritage of design, innovation and invention dating back at least as far as 1873 with John F. Stewart’s design for a “duplex windmill,” the first registered patent of a Modesto inventor. This culture of design has continued over nearly 150 years with design innovations and inventions across all areas, industries and sectors of Modesto and across all design disciplines – architecture, graphic design, interior design, product design, fashion design, urban design, and design for social innovation. The “Modesto Design” exhibit I curated for the Modesto Art Museum in 2014 demonstrated that Modestans have created inventions, innovations and designs in all sectors and segments of our city, including in agriculture, the arts, health, industry, transportation, public service, etc. According to the most recent Otis Report on the Creative Economy of California, design-led

industries created 1.6 million jobs in our state (more than New York and Texas combined), representing nearly $375 billion dollars in economic activity, and generating $15.5 billion in tax revenues for the state. A vibrant creative economy that elevates and values design creates employment, attracts and retains top talent, generates tourism and cultural attractions, and improves overall economic development and quality of life in a city. Simply put: design creates value far beyond simply making things look pretty. When designers approach a new creative challenge, we often start with a “How Might We…” question, i.e., “How might we find a new way to improve X, reimagine Y, or accomplish Z?” “How Might We” questions open us up to more possibilities, creative options and solutions. As we embark on the new year of 2017 and approach our proud city’s sesquicentennial in 2020, we should draw inspiration from our rich design heritage and collective creative spirit to ask: How might we reclaim Modesto’s long and strong heritage of invention, innovation and design? How might we spur a culture of design, invention and innovation in all sectors and segments of our city? How might design help us to move Modesto to the forefront of innovation across the business, government and social sectors? How might design help us to create an ambitious, inspiring and collective vision for Modesto for 2020 and beyond?

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It Is All About the Lingering, and the Questioning? by Chris Murphy

The Camp 4 Team From Left Lauren, Ian, Ashley, Mike (in the back), Ashley “G”, Damon, Marissa A visit to Camp 4 is more than a culinary taste sensation, it’s a walk into a space both steeped in history at the same time pointing the way to the future.  In a way, this place is a metaphor for Modesto, where we have so much classic history to build on at the same time we have to be fresh and exciting for the future. At Camp 4 the legend of Royal Robbins looms large in ambience, but the vibe and the experience is all in the capable hands of Damon Robbins. This is truly an analog experience, like listening to both sides of Abbey Road on vinyl with friends. I was born in Yosemite, so it has always been a special place for me.  I remember ratting around the original Camp 4 at the base of El Capitan, Happy Isles, Indian Caves and other places as a kid. I bought one of my first racing frames from the Royal Robbins sport shop that was the originally in the Camp 4 restaurant location. There is authentic history to every bit of this place and one meal, snack or sampling of wine will take you to another place.  “The best meal is one that makes you ask questions, or linger for a time talking with friends” say Damon, a soft spoken, focused and naturally curious person.    Trained at culinary school, Damon received most of his experience working and operating restaurants, notably Frisson in San Francisco with long time friend and Modesto native, Joe Hagraves.  Those experiences and his passion for life outdoors lead to the return to Modesto.   Growing up in the Robbins family was

amazing, with Royal climbing and kayaking around the world, and Liz climbing, designing and making sure home cooked meals were a priority, no matter where the family would travel. Damon celebrates the importance of “the meal”, the time spent over food and the conversations and friendships that develop and Liz’ thoughtful influence is present in Camp 4. Recently remodeled to include large group seating, the original ambience is still there. The food is simple and spectacular. Do not expect some showy kitchen with flames of frenetic energy, but get ready for a thoughtful experience, where food is celebrated, flavors enhanced and everything is prepared so you can experience them all.  An amazing skill Damon brings is celebrating the excellence of other makers, like Genoa Bakery Bread, Nicolau Farms Feta, Sciabica Olive Oil and other local producers.  My flat out favorite thing to eat at Camp 4 is the marinated Feta in olive oil

with thyme. The charcuterie and cheese plate is a taste around the world and their Panini are out of this world. The French Dip is seriously something to write home about. Don’t forget to order an olive sampler while you wait. Wine and spritz drinks are alone worthy of an afternoon or evening at Camp 4. Damon and his team will introduce you to new wine flavors.  I usually just put myself in their hands to choose. Europeans have long known that you can make a tasty spritz cocktail with fresh in-

gredients and tasty aperitifs. They are meant to be sipped and enjoyed and the Lizard and the Lion are tasty. Don’t even think about leaving without tasting the chocolate Panini. One thing for sure, at Camp 4, every plate is handcrafted, the tastes are matched and best of all, it you don’t know what you want, please ask the questions.  It just may turn into a long evening to be shared with friends, which is exactly the point.  You will leave happy, enlightened and eager to return.  

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Prospect Theater Project is presenting a full production of my play, Migrant Mother: A Legend of the Strength of American Motherhood. It tells the story of the encounter between Dorothea Lange and Florence Owens Thompson that led to the iconic photograph, “Migrant Mother.” The subject is of interest because Florence Owens Thompson lived in Modesto for a time and is buried at Lakewood Cemetery in Hughson. The Prospect will be hosting a special event during the run of the play on January 18th. We will be inviting local photographers to have a conversation about the concept of “framing reality.” We will discuss the following statement: “The camera, as theorist Andre Bazin long ago believed, is essentially an objective recording device; as such, it cannot lie. If one accepts this notion, then neither can the camera be used to express the subjective vision of an individual artist.”

That quote will be the departure point for a conversation about “documentary photography,” especially as it relates to the work of Lange. There are those who believed Lange never staged any of her photos. There are others who believe she may have. The event will take place on Wednesday, January 18th at 5PM. It will be a free event, although donations will be gladly accepted. We will start the conversation by posing the above statement. We will then ask each photographer to give a short statement about who inspired them to become a photographer and who influenced their style, as well as their view of the statement. And perhaps show an image or two of their own to illustrate their point. We are also inviting each photographer to showcase and sell their work. The exhibit will remain at the Prospect for the Third Thursday Artwalk on January 19th and throughout the run of the play and the rest of the month of January. The director, the actors, and I will also participate and discuss the process of bringing this play to life. Tickets are available at www.prospecttheatreproject.org

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COUNTRY Remembering Merle Haggard

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entertainment we can only hope that scores of heroes were born, only we just don’t know it yet. “ That’s what my sister said over the holidays. I hope she’s right. One of many people’s country music heroes was taken away from us in 2016, the late Merle Haggard. His musical influence can be heard from the honkytonks in Nashville to the local music scene in Modesto. The Hag actually drifted into Modesto in the early 1950’s during some of his misspent youth. For a brief time he worked as truck driver, short order cook as well as other odd jobs. At 14 he and his friend Bob Teague wandered into the FunCenter, a dive bar on Crows Landing Road, and sang a few songs for $5 and all the beer they could drink. (Imagine that happening today!!) Merle Haggard eventually found valley native Chester Smith singing up the road at the Riverbank Club House. That’s when he realized singing country music was his calling. Not

just singing though. It was his gritty lyrics of life in the valley, surviving jail and fighting his demons that people identified with and made him a big singing star. The Hag even pays tribute to Modesto in his song “Makeup and Faded Blue Jeans”  “In downtown Modesto I was workin’ the Holiday Inn,” That refrain always rings in my head whenever

I pass the Holiday Inn on Hwy 99. In 2017 the scores of restaurants, bars, event centers, harvest festivals and fairs will help many local musicians develop their unique sound. Maybe this bright music scene that Modesto has always been known for, will bring about someone with a similar way of interpreting life through song. But there will always be only one Merle Haggard.

METAL What will be the newest and hottest thing in Local Metal this year? by Eve Oberlander

A new year means new beginnings. Will it be a breakthrough band? Will it be a local super group? Will we get that Metalfest we’ve always wanted? How about a new venue? What do you hope to see in our Metal community? I would love to see a flood of Local Metal. Keeping our spirits up and keeping our scene strong and moving forward. I’m excited for us!  Let’s talk Nationals.  Wouldn’t it be cool to get a huge famous rock metal band to play here in Modesto? A band that we could all sell tickets for. If someone huge played here, I have no doubt we could sell it out. Our metal scene is very fun, supportive, and I strongly encourage you to get out there. If you are at home and playing your metal, practicing out of the garage, come on out. We will get you on some shows and join in on the fun. Or attend a local metal show. Come up and say Hi. See what we are all about. We will welcome you with horns up. Hpmk, (Horror P*rn Machete Koks) is a newer band onto the scene. These dudes formed in early spring of 2014 and had their very

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first show at the Workshop in Ceres. We’ve seen a lot more of them recently. With Dustin Kelley now on Vocals, Guitarist Kyle Oldham, Bassist Chris Velasquez and Michael Potter on Drums, they bring you metal and old school punk. I’d like to recognize and give a shot out to Potter. He has just recently put on a coat and blanket drive to help with the needy in Modesto. He runs sound at a lot of our local metal shows and is just an all-around good person who lends a helping hand wherever he can. He’s happy to help out bands with missing members and always volunteers his time to the metal community. A huge thing we all want to see is our friend, guitarist and vocalist Abraham Guerrero, come home. He’s been in a San Francisco hospital for some time now and we are rooting for a complete recovery. He plays in a band called Brutal Innocence out of Los Banos. He is well loved in

our community. We shall celebrate and throw him a metal show with his favorite Modesto bands when he comes home. We have a local metal show this month. It’s Dave Bell, Bassist from Nothing But Loser’s 32nd Birthday. The party is on Sat. Jan. 14th at The Spinnaker Lounge. Bands to be performing are Nothing But Losers, Sworn To The Black, Stigmurder and Perfect Nightmare. The special feature entertainment for the evening will be a local all-star lineup playing a Korn Tribute. A.D.I.D.A.S.Hailz and Hornz to a Happy New Year!

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UNPLUGGED Unplugged View: Why Settle For Les in 2017? By Aaron Rowan

What do a Scottish tenor, a German hang drummer, a West African hunter’s harp player, and an Israeli opera vocalist & songwriter all have in common? Well, hopefully, you! You are invited to join me on a magical sonic journey throughout 2017. These gifted artists and several others will be featured this year at the Music At The GMC series, which I have the privilege of curating again for another exciting year. All sorts of unique instruments will be featured - but no Les Pauls or Stratocasters, which we generally outlaw at Modesto Unplugged. The purity and the power of the acoustic sound is often more electrifying than any electric guitar. You’ll find us in the recital hall of the Gottschalk Music Center, 1502 E St. Visit www.modestounplugged.com for the full concert schedule. It’s the intimate spaces like the Gottschalk where the most interesting live music can be found in and around Modesto. Tuesday 1/10, six-time Grammy nominee John McCutcheon returns to Church Of The Brethren for his 15th annual benefit concert for the Modesto Peace/Life Center. McCutcheon is a master of

numerous instruments, and once earned the praise of Johnny Cash, who called him “the most impressive instrumentalist I’ve ever heard.” Tickets $23 advance, $26 at door. Call 209-523-1438 for more info. Saturday 1/14, Music At The GMC welcomes Honey Of The Heart, a fusion of folk, Latin, gospel, gypsy, roots and Americana, with rich harmonies and powerful vocals suggesting a deep soul influence. 7:30 PM at the Gottschalk recital hall (1502 E St.), $15 general admission, free for kids 12 and under. Very limited seating - RSVP at modestounplugged@yahoo.com or 209-543-5306. Sunday 1/22, multiple MAMA Award-winning songwriter Patty Castillo Davis is the feature at Sunday Afternoons At CBS - my favorite local series to attend. She’ll be backed up by her band, as well as a few special guests and backup singers. 3 PM at Congregation Beth Shalom, 1705 Sherwood Ave. $25 adults; $20 seniors/students; $10 children. Saturday 1/28, my friend Rhonda hosts her

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of the time.   Many times we view it through the lens of history and it may magnify or shrink our ideas.  Sometimes we have to have a fresh view and mix things up a lot. When my phone rings, the name “B.V. Bridges” comes up, and on the other end of the call is Reggie Rucker.   Reggie is the innovative founder of Engaged by Reggie Rucker, a social media and PR company.   I first met Reggie when he was a hip-hop artist and was nominated for a MAMA (Modesto Area Music Association) Award. He even had a cool video and owned it.   Years later, Reggie is even more innovative and he is shaking things up in a different way, looking at Modesto with a fresh perspective and taking us in new directions. He was celebrated by the Modesto Bee’s 20 under 40 campaign.    After graduating from Washington University in St. Louis, Reggie eventually found his professional footing in 2008 with Republic Marketing creating brand messages and effective campaigns.  He is known as the “social media guy” and that title is well deserved.  I have had the pleasure of working with him on a variety of fun projects.  He is changing the game, creating new events, blazing trails and pushing our community to think bigger and fly our flag higher and louder.  He is the founder of Modesto Fashion Week, of which ModestoView was proud to support and more great ideas are on the way.  Ever well-dressed and armed with mobile devices, let’s meet Reggie. ModestoView: How did you land here as a hip hop artist after graduating from Washington in St. Louis? Reggie Rucker:  I actually grew up here for the most part. I moved to Modesto from Alameda, CA in the 5th grade, and started messing around with music in high school with some buddies.  At college, all that was on my mind was getting back home to create more music. I think I always appreciated how hip-hop artists represented for their hometowns. At the time, it was Nelly putting St. Louis on the map. That was a large part of what drew me to St. Louis, along with the Cardinals being hot with Mark McGwire breaking home run records, and the Rams being the “Greatest Show On Turf.” I saw how this sort of cultural explosion could be so powerful for a city, so it’s something I wanted to create for Modesto.    MV:  What’s wrong with Modesto?  RR:  I would argue at the core is that we have an imbalance in our population where we lack enough 25-40 year-old college educated people without children to really propel this community to the next level in minor and more meaningful ways. This is a population that has the

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What does the future hold? Where will we go? - Reggie Rucker By Chris Murphy

right amount of time, energy, optimism, creativity, naivete, fearlessness, disposable income, and connectedness to make world-changing things happen. They’re young enough to not have been beaten down by what’s “possible” in this world, and don’t have family demands on their time or finances that restricts the type of risks they can take. To be clear, this isn’t to say we don’t have any people like this, and it’s not to say that people who don’t fit this demographic can’t have the same impacts. But, I’d argue that this demographic is best suited to really push our economy and culture to another level, and if we find ourselves doing more to attract this under-represented demographic, we would see exponential improvements in our overall quality of life.   MV:   What’s right with Modesto?  RR:  The people. The people like Chris Murphy (ModestoView) and Chris Ricci (X Fest) and Andrea and Jerome Murray (Modesto On Ice), and Sam Pierstorff (Ill List) and Kate Trompetter (Mod Shop) and I could go on FOREVER listing bright, visionary people who just go and make things happen. These are the people that keep me hopeful about our future, and proud of our present, and confident that our destiny is one of greatness.  MV:  How do we blow up our stereotypes? RR: There are two parts to this. There’s an internal perception that we have to address by just connecting more of our residents to what’s great about our community. Rather than the “haves and have nots” we have the “dos and do nots.” The people who are connected to and participate in our community offerings love it here. If you’ve even slightly been paying attention, the holiday season in Modesto has just been non-stop really cool stuff. From Mod Shop to Rockin’ Holidays to Ill List to productions at the Gallo Center to ice skating to fun-runs and so on. But, there are still too many people that are just not connected, and so to the extent that we can bring them in to what already exists, and create even more cool stuff,

we’ll eventually break free from our self-esteem issues. The second is external, where we are only national news for tragedy – murders, mall fights, etc. And, because of our self-perception, too many of us are too quick to in a way take pride in our tragedies, as almost to internalize them so nobody else can make us feel bad about it first. So, to the extent that we can be intentional about making national news for positive stuff, and give people something to hang their hats on that is easy to boast about rather than a list of “you had to be there,” to appreciate it, we can win this battle.

literally is social and other digital media. You may or may not be surprised by how much success we have reaching people through Facebook to go to a choir performance for Modesto Symphony Orchestra just like we do getting 21-year olds to go to X Fest. It’s the power of the interwebs. MV:   What would you tell a young professional if they asked you about moving to Modesto? RR: Be ready and willing to create. It takes a little bit of effort to get the most out of this town. You’re not going to just step through your front door, walk down the street, and find something you love on every corner. We just don’t have the population to support 10 different ethnic foods on every block, or a mall with high-end retailers in every quadrant of the city. But, if there’s something you want to exist here, you can make it happen. And, if you’re willing to pick up the ModestoView and look at the calendar, you can find more than enough to entertain you until your hearts content. And, if you’re willing to seek out and connect with the people doing all the really cool stuff in this community, it’ll change your life and you’ll experience a community like you couldn’t experience any other in the world. 

MV: Fashion Week was a big success and engaged a whole new segment of our community. What made you the happiest about fashion week? RR: Not compromising on the vision. There were times where it would have been easier to MV:  It’s January and we have ice-skating in go smaller and do less.  But, we had a vision downtown, what has this done for our downtown and we fought to see it come all the way to culture? life. Then, of course, seeing all the people who RR: It’s definitely another reason for families and came out have such a great time, and congratyoung people to come downtown. It’s something ulate us on creating a really cool event for the really cool to do, unquestionably, and maybe community, that always feels good. equally importantly is that it’s a source of pride. I was able to tell Mel Tormé’s son when he was MV: What would be your perfect Modesto here performing for a Modesto Symphony day? Orchestra concert that the hotel he was staying at RR: It would start with really cool downtown had an ice skating rink right next door. His face housing. Walking to brunch at Harvest Moon lit up like that was the most amazing thing he’d or Ralston’s Goat. Doing some shopping. heard in quite some time. I saw a post last year Catching a show at the Gallo Center or movie where somebody said they liked our rink better at the State Theatre or Brenden with their new than the one at Disneyland. These are the types luxury seating on the way. Hit Dewz wine bar of experiences that over time will change the way for a night cap. I could live with that.  we view ourselves, and how the outside world views us. MV:  Beatles or Stones? MV:  You work with a variety of clients to promote them in Modesto, what audiences are they trying to reach? RR:  Wow, it’s literally every audience you can think of. I’ve been working with Modesto Symphony Orchestra, which has a mature audience, to X Fest, skewing to a younger but aging adults, to Modesto On Ice really focusing a lot of families and teens and new adults. Price points are all over the place. But, what connects all these audiences, figuratively and

RR: B.V. Bridges (Chris’s note  - Starts with a B so we lean Beatles) There is much more to this interview, please read the long version at www.modestoview.com

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On January 22 at 3pm, the Sundays at CBS is featuring a concert called Patty Castillo and her Amigas. This show will highlight women’s music and feature empowered artists of many genres, all very amazing. This is the 25th anniversary season and has hosted some of the greatest touring acts from around the world.  Modesto, lets pack the room and bring awareness to the Congregation Beth Shalom as a venue during a time when places to play are disappearing.  She and the Patty Castillo Davis Band will honor women and their role in positively impacting  lives, fostering community, and promoting global stewardship with songs from around the world about equality, peace, war, love, loss, family, women’s rights, and immigration. The Patty Castillo Davis Band featuring David Rogers, Joe Barretta and Tim Allen will be joined by San Francisco Artist/Activist Karmen Butler, local Bohemian and Church in the Park/Mobile Shower  Steward Ava Frey Rodrigues, Bay Area Poet/Vocalist Christian Magdaleno and prose by Shanyn Vitti Avila. A concert series brought to the community by Congregation Beth Shalom features eclectic and unparalleled talent for a Sunday afternoon performance. Each concert includes a delicious “afternoon tea” at intermission featuring specialty baked goods, tea and coffee and other surprises. Single Tickets $25/ Adults, $20 Seniors and Students; $10 Children.  Call (209) 571-6060 for tickets and info. Action: Tickets for this concert, as well as the Valentine Concert and 2nd Annual Valentine Tea (a sell out last season) on February 12 and the Genticorum concert on March 19 , are available through the CBS office weekdays from 9 am to 1 pm (5716060), through brownpapertickets. com, or at the door. sundaysatcbs.com

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COMING SOON NERUDA (R) Opens Fri. Feb. 17 at 4 p.m. TONI ERDMANN (R) Opens Fri. Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. Modesto Film Society presents JULIA (PG-1987) Sun. Feb. 19 at 2 p.m.

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The future is one big question mark... Maybe even a question mark blended with an exclamation point.  (I think that this was called an “Interrobang” back in the 70s)  This year more than ever begs the question about what will happen, what may happen and my favorite of all, what could happen.   By Chris Murphy   “We are hopefully growing more & more in 2017. We will continue to

2016 ended with the passing of Star War’s Carrie Fisher and it feels like we were dumped out of a blender onto a frying pan.   How exactly will we navigate forward?  How do we turn 2017 in a great year?  Who is our front line? Where are our opportunities?  I am optimistic.  I think chaos breeds opportunity.  If we blaze a positive trail, people will come along with us and you, our amazing readers of ModestoView are just the people that can do this.  So we’ve reached out to a cross section of our community, movers, shakers, agitators, leaders and friends.  It is up to us to make our community better.  I think we will take bold steps in creating new civic pride.  I wish that we would take our classic history and use that to craft a message that celebrates our past to make our future brighter, leading to more live music venues, a bright and walkable downtown, with urban housing and the buzz of creativity.    

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Sheriff Adam Christiansen

THINK: We will continue our work together, in partnership with the community, to promote a healthier, safer Stanislaus County. Our early intervention, prevention and education programs for at risk young people will remain one of our many priorities. WISH/HOPE: That we make a significant positive impact in our Focus on Prevention efforts, breaking cycles of addiction and violence while helping those who need mental health care services.   

Kate Trompetter

Communications Director – Center For Human Services THINK: The circle I am involved in will experience profound emotional and physical health and wellness. I’m willing it to happen.  WISH:  My hopes for 2017 include increased collaboration and goodwill among our community and it’s members.  More music.  More culture.  More Modesto love.  

Dave “Da Drummer” Rogers

Musician, Sales Manager-Express Employment

“Uncle” Lonny Davis

THINK: Within my circle, I believe that in 2017 there will be more opportunities to see/play live music. Without giving away any details, I think we will see some very creative live music “venues”. WISH: What do I hope will happen in 2017? I hope that we will continue to support the arts. Especially local music.     

Hope Haven West, Davis Guest House PREDICTS: Forbes magazine will reveal the identity of the anti-christ and claim that he is a resident of Modesto, California. Researchers will break the code on almond hulls, creating an ethanol alternative - clean burning fuel - that will end dependency on foreign oil (resolving the middle east crises) and reverse global warming (hey, it could happen).  Modesto will be the new Saudi Arabia. WISH:  We could find a solution to the problem of homeless mentally ill in Modesto.  Find a way to provide compassionate custodial care for those who are suffering as a result of psychosis, paranoia, and altered states of consciousness that prevent and preclude their receptivity to medication and treatment.  

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encourage our local artists by way of hosting multiple artistic events/sketch parties. We will also continue to bring artists from outside of the area to inspire up & coming artists as well as excite comic fans. We look to be a BIG force in the Central Valley Nerd Community for 2017 & beyond!” - Sean Beck of Invincible Comics Keith Boggs

Deputy CEO, County of Stanislaus THINK: Stanislaus County Employee Mentor program will complete a fantastic 19th consecutive year connecting w young people in our community. WISH: I hope to see more and more public and private sector champions joining this mentor army.  Join the Army, the youth mentoring army! It’s easy It’s rewarding It makes a difference. (Note to editor: January is National Mentor Awareness Month:)  

Cindy Birdsill

Director of Economic Development, City of Modesto THINK: We definitely will be doing our first Art in Public Places project in the downtown in 2017. Leadership Modesto is fundraising to put artistic crosswalks at I and 10th and I and 11th that will have a music theme.  We expect they will be installed by the end of April, prior to the Amgen race.  Of course Amgen is also a big event for Modesto, putting us on the national stage.  As you know, they are now operated by the same group that does the Tour de France.  WISH:  I hope that we move forward with an Ace train station in the downtown.  It will be a game changer for us  

Kole Siefkin

General Manager, Doubletree Hotel Think - Stanislaus County will see growth in overall Tourism numbers in 2017. The segments of Tour, Sports, Corporate Group and Individual Business Travel will have the most impact. Wish - I would like a major new company and the Ace Train Hub to locate downtown leading to planned residential. I would like a no train horn zone established and (2) major new Festivals.

Chris Ricci

Founder Chris Ricci Presents What will happen: X Fest will return to Modesto! Wish: I wish the music community will continue to come together to create strong artists and a vibrant environment to create.

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Ashley Weaver

Laser Voodoo THINK: I think there will be allot of changes in Modesto this year. I think we will be grouping more together as a community to take on needed tasks like dealing with homeless and diminish crime making Modesto even more beautiful and more of a happening town full of love and compassion for our people and visitors alike. WISH: I’d love to see that fountain in the plaza get moved. Homeless use that fountain as a urinal. I have seen it first hand. I’d love for the city to create more needed open space and room for our community events such as farmers markets, art walks and such.  

Laurie Smith

City of Modesto Economic Development THINK: Citizens, government agencies, and private business will continue to work together to find new ways to move forward on many of the important economic and social issues our community faces. It’s hard work and progress can be slow, yet it’s a critical part of all that makes a community successful. WISH:  My wish is that the citizens of the world unite as members of the human race and reject those leaders that seek power through division and hatred.    

John JB Black

Peer Recovery Project THINK: I think before 2017 ends in its best beat ever Dave Lopez will at his Sam and Dave’s Market location 1111 I St. will host his first 3rd Thursday Art Walk debut show featuring local artist and music makers. WISH:  That the charismatic spark that so many of us downtown dwellers have fanned for years will finally turn into a flickering flame. Small businesses such as Sam and Dave’s will pop up throughout those empty properties in the “Heart” of our fair city. But my wish (prayer, chant, silence) will be directed to Modestans who will support every day in everyway downtown so our city can become greater.

Manager Modesto Parks and Neighborhoods THINK:  2017 will be another great year for our community to continue to work together to enhance Modesto by creating a safe, inviting and fun place to live, work and play! WISH:   Is for 2017 to bring expanded collaborations and partnerships to continue to meet one of the City’s strategic commitments of building great and safe neighborhoods and I look forward to bringing Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods resources to the community as part of the cause.

What I’d most like to see in 2017 is an increase in and continued support of community arts events put on by volunteers or not-for-profits such as the various poetry events in the area and the especially Center Stage Conservatory’s plays and fundraisers. - Cheers! Summer Krafft  

Dave Gianelli

Lawyer, President of Downtown Partnership Board of Directors THINK: Downtown will continue to develop with at least three new retail spaces opening up and 2-3 new restaurants. Construction will start on the 10th Street design by the end of the year. WISH:  ACE commits to stop at Modesto with 10 trains going to and from the Bay Area throughout the day.  Courthouse construction gets funded and begins.  New Mixed Use Development – residential, office and retail gets underway on J St. and on Ninth across from the courthouse.  Remodeling begins for a Wine Tasting and Restaurant at old Bank Building across from Gallo.  Construction on Entrance to Downtown on G and I begin with Webs and adjacent property becoming a museum and celebration of American Graffiti.  Entrances become very welcoming to visitors.  Downtown is crowded, vibrant, safe and fun for all ages!!!  TRRP Gateway Parcel gets developed.  Entrance down 10th street with parking for the park and a trolley from Doubletree down J and down the to the park.  J is redeveloped for walkability with diagonal parking, etc.  Boys & Girls Clubs are thriving at multiple locations throughout Modesto serving 1500 children everyday with 5000 members.   

Kenni Friedmann

Community Volunteer

“Hopefully, somewhere else, because The Flowers are running out of places to play here in Modesto. 2016 was the best year of my life, so in 2017 The Flowers are going to have to work twice as hard to top everything we did this year. If you think we did a lot of stuff this year, that was only the start.” - Christian Boyatt of The Flowers

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THINK: The Christmas Angels will win the 2017 Kettle Kick-Off WISH: The Boys & Girls Club of Stanislaus County will have over 1500 members  

Victoria Boyington

Musician, Mom, Teacher WISH: On thing I think will happen in our music community is the creation of collaborations which will lead to more events in our area. WISH: we could increase the creation of green spaces and outdoor play spaces in our community so that people would want to spend more time outside. 

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MAMA MAMA-looking to the future. by Middagh Goodwin

How many of you have made New Year’s resolutions? How many of you plan on keeping them? We are looking to the future of our local music and art scene and we want to help you all develop and grow. Over the last few weeks, we have been looking over the MAMAnees from this last year to see what little things they could do to make a bigger impact. What we have seen is that it is not a lack of talent or effort that is holding most of our artists back. It is not even the lack of local venues. Two things seem to be the case time and again.  Most of our local performers do not have any merchandise and most of those who do, have no online store for fans to buy what they have to offer. These are both easy fixes, but are necessary for the artists and our music scene as a whole to do more than survive, for it to Thrive.  Social media is expanding like the universe after the big bang. How do you as an entertainer keep up with it all and give the best online experience and grow your fanbase? Well, every entertainer today should have at least Face-

book, Twitter, Instagram and a Youtube channel. Make sure your content is easy to find and control your message. Keep your events updated and post regularly. If you don’t have your own website at least set up a Bandcamp page. The more you do the better position you will be in to advance to the next level. You do not need to break the bank to have something to sell to your fans. Buttons, stickers and patches are all inexpensive ways to promote. If you do not have the money to go into the studio, we suggest giving a few bucks to the sound guy to record your show off the board. This way you have something for your fans to listen to, share with their friends, and more important something to help you book more gigs. So take the time to put your promotional engine in order; link your social networks together. Make sure people can find you not just online but when you performing live. Work on having not just merchandise at your shows but online (remember people are paying to advertise you).   One more thing, email mamarecords209@ gmail with your name, genre, email, phone and url. We want to have all your info in a database so we can help you when we can

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Resolutions I have made during my entire life. 1974-I resolved to be the Modesto City Schools Spelling Bee Champion. Check. 1981-I resolved to go to The City and party with DEVO on December 31. Check. 1991-I resolved to have my first baby naturalWITH NO DRUGS. Check. 2004-I resolved to keep my date with Pope John Paul II and sing for him, after my               brief stay in the hospital Cardiac Wing. Check. 2010-I resolved to train for my Father’s Birthday climb to Half Dome and succeed.  Check. Resolve to create more beauty in 2017. I encourage everyone to discover their gifts, refine and share them. The planet is in need of supplemental bliss. Together we can be the change by bringing forth additional merit and lovely innovation.  Consider utilizing community spaces to take part in bringing your talents to life in front of an audience by visiting an Open Mic Night. Sundays-  The Queen Bean Coffee House 1126 14th St. Modesto 7pm Rich Hogan Haven Acres 1691 Frewert Rd. Lathrop 5pm Mondays-  P Wexfords Modesto 8pm hosted by Josh Rosenblum Tuesdays- 2nd Tues. Modesto-Stanislaus Poetry  Barkin Dog Grill Wednesdays-Cow Track Lounge 850 N

by Patty Castillo Davis        Yosemite Oakdale  8pm Old Ironsides 1901 10th St. Sacramento 8pm Woodbridge Crossing 18939 N Lower Sacramento Rd. 7pm Thursdays-    Open Jam with David Dow  Barkin Dog Grill McGuires  27 W. Elm St. Lodi  7pm Whirlow’s 1926 Pacific Ave. Stockton  Rock, R&B, Soul Jam 6:30 Fridays- Whirlow’s Jazz Jam on the Mile 6:30 If you are interested in bringing your musical events to DEVA Café please send inquiries to pcdenterprises@yahoo.com. Looking for Songwriter and/or Acoustic opportunities please email pattycastillodavis@yahoo.com and visit pattycastillodavis.com for music and info. An amazing innovative retreat for Songwriters is January 26-30 on the Central Coast of Cali in Cambria. All levels of classes in songwriting, guitar, singing, harmony, piano and performance are available. Share songs, information and insight and perform for the community. For info and registration www.summersongs. com. Glasses raised we all say cheers. Could this be the one? This could be the one. Could this be the one? Our new year-Tori Amos

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Modesto will be home to an exciting film premier on February 2 based on the simple machinery of a fixed gear bike. MV: Is it easier or harder to make a film scenes in your hometown or in other cities? Mark. Way easier to shoot in the Central Valley.  Places like LA can sometimes look at film shoots as a limitless ATM machine, plus the astounding prices for permitting.  We’ve been on commercials shooting in a residential neighborhood and neighbors Over the last 2 years, the Runnels Brothers start mowing their lawns to mess with producfilmmaking duo of Greg and Mark have been tion sound.  They know they could be looking making a film in and around Modesto, featuring the single speed cycling life of a down on his at a few hundred bucks coming their way to keep them quiet.  Hope we don’t create a bunch luck record label owner, looking to win his last of monsters with this information!   big bike race.  Filmed all over California, there are many great local scenes and the film is filled MV:  Will the film be part of the film festival scene this year? with local characters.  The local elements don’t Greg:  We got into a few smaller festivals, but end there, as this is a truly great film destined our campaign is over.  We’re now doing what’s for national recognition. We caught up with the talented film duo as they called four walling, a form of self-distribution.  We’ll be showing our film in Modesto, Los Anwrapped up their film release preparations. geles, San Francisco, Portland and maybe a few Mark more cities.  Any profits will go toward trying ModestoView:  What was like to make a film to get our film on Netflix, cable and Video On about Modesto in Modesto? Demand.  For now we want to raise awareness Mark:  This is the second feature that we’ve for our film and give audiences the chance to shot here.  We had a few days of shooting in see it on the big screen.  Our film was built to Los Angeles and San Francisco, but the bulk be shown in a theatre.  of the story takes place in the Central Valley.  MV:  What will surprise audiences when they Being a no-budget film, we have to be creative see the film? about our shooting locations, since there were Mark: How much the Central Valley works into zero dollars in our location line.  The town, or the film’s narrative.  Modesto, Oakdale, Knight’s namely the people, always treat us like we’re Ferry and parts in between are well represented wanted. and play a big part in our story.  Since we used a mix of professional and nonFor more info: professional actors, we needed to use real peohttp://thestate.org/calendar/event/814 ple to play some of the smaller parts.  One of www.facebook.com/alleycatmovie our film’s strengths is the honest performances from real people.  MV:  Who or what was your inspiration for the film? Greg:  We had a film, a feature about the writer Charles Bukowski, lose its option with a production company down in LA.  The day after we got the bad news we went right to work on The Last Alleycat, a project we originally hoped to do for around $10,000.  We didn’t want to waste another two years waiting around for nothing.  Mark had been playing around with a screenplay blending an unproduced play with his own experiences as a cyclist.  It was a lean script,

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The Cosies are Coming by Middagh Goodwin Northern California Second Annual Cosplay Award Show returns January 7th to the Historic West Side Theatre in downtown Newman CA. The NorCal Cosies encompass a mini pop culture convention during the day along with a red-carpet cosplay awards show. The Cosie-Con is Newman’s own Pop-Culture Convention. There will be vendors, artists and special guests including Ava Kolker(American Horror Story/Girl Meets World) and James Weston(Matrix-Reloaded/Transformers Dark of the Moon.) Additionally, there will be panels on bullying, cosplaying, crafting and special

performances by Spotlight Dance and Powers Dance and Choreography. There will be something for fans of comic books, cosplay, fantasy and science fiction. The NorCal Cosies is Northern California’s only Red-Carpet Awards show. There are 10 categories ranging from child to professional. James Weston and Ava Kolker will be co-hosting the Awards Show. The finalists have been narrowed down to the top 3 and the winner in each category will be chosen by the audience. Mindless Imagination Studios will be filming and live streaming this year’s event.  Last Year the Award Show sold out and over the day about 800 people attended the minicon. Expectations are for this year’s event to meet or exceed those numbers. So make your plans, dress up and come out and spend the day at this great family friendly event.  Cosie -Con 10am-4pm FREE NorCal Cosies 6pm-11pm $10 all proceeds from the event will go to the Make-a-Wish Foundation.  For more information or to check out this year’s finalist and last year’s winners go to www.norcalcosies.com

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If you luv music you’re gonna luv this     by Eric Benson

Hope you all survived the hollidaze and came back reinvigorated with plenty of New Year’s resolutions to catapult us into a brighter, optimistic new year. I myself am still working on last year’s resolutions and cannot bring myself to face the new one quite yet, yes I am a procrastinator but I like to think of myself as a person that needs more time than most people to adjust to change, contemplate things and ah show up late! Well with that said plenty of things goin’ down in the Motown downtown in the New Year                Blue Monday Invitational Jam returns to

the Barkin’ Dog Grill this Jan 9th with Ultra Lounge, with special guest Prince tribute with Tim Allen on piano and vocals and Conrad Johnson on bass and vocals from the Before Dawn Band. They will do a set of Prince’s hits. 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 Hawkes 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 smoking!           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, (luv that redneck material) Robben Ford Guitar Army, and the Guess Who, and Brian Setzer formerly of the Stray Cats Rockabilly Christmas show. For January bringing in: TOP Singers Our Town 5th & 21st, 12th, Drum Line, 13th George Winston pianist, and also Zazu Pitts Memorial Orchestra, (one of the better Motown tributes around), 14th The King, the music of Elvis, and the 18th, Rent, the musical. Off the beaten path: the West Side Theatre in Newman for Jan. brings in: Cosplayers & photographers from Northern California Jan 7th,

Journey Revisited, Journey tribute band with our own local Dave Hawkes on drums 14th, Sourdough Slim wild wooly revue country music, song and humor 21st, and Santana Tribute Caravanserai on the 28th. The theatre is a great place to see a show in this small intimate setting. Check out the Westside web for the details. 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 209- 918-7033

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Hello everyone! Welcome to 2017. This big world keeps spinning and the music never stops. For those of you who know what’s up and like to set a tone for your year starting on day one, I invite you to head out to the Delta on January 1 first to see one of the best bands around: Jeramy Norris and the Dangerous Mood at the Rusty Porthole for this rad Sunday afternoon party at the Rusty Porthole in Bethel island. On the 6th my friend and MAMA award nominee Terrie Londee with B-4 Dawn Band will be shaking up the Vintage Lounge in Turlock with their mix of Blues, R&B, Funk and Classic Rock. It’s a party when they show up, so you should too. On the 13th in Modesto, Rob Hill Band will be down at the Barkin’ Dog playing their Jazzy Blues music for you. Or if you feel like smelling that mountain air, the Poorhouse Millionaires Duo along with Tiffany Rose will be at the Waterwheel Pizza and Pub in Sonora. Either way, you can’t lose.

On the 14th I am excited to announce that The Poorhouse Millionaires will be at the Knights Ferry Saloon. This is going to be the debut of our new 5 piece band. It’s going to be pretty cool and I hope you can make it. The last show I want to tell you about is an annual tradition on the west coast, every January Mark Hummel’s Harmonica Blowout brings a great big lineup of some of the best harp players in the world along with an all-star backing band. I have been to this several times and even got to open the show once. This year’s line-up is just as star studded as you would expect, boasting Duke Robillard among their ranks. You can catch them Saturday the 21st at the Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom or Sunday the 22nd at Moe’s Alley in Santa Cruz. Worth the drive! As always on Thursday nights, you can jam with Jeramy Norris and the Dangerous mood at the Garlic Brothers in Stockton or with David Dow at the Barkin’ Dog in Modesto. I hope to see you out at a show. Have a great year.

from difficult or unpleasant experiences and is capable to move on with confidence. Successful coping is key. Life does not always happen the way we hoped it would. When adversity hits, or when things develop contrary to our expectations we may react by feeling depressed, angry or anxious, or we withdraw and numb ourselves somehow. In the long run a better option is to make the best of the challenges in front of us, to be mentally resilient. Facing a difficulty a friend of mine said to me: “It is what it is. I’m going to find something of value for me. If I keep a positive outlook and put my best foot forward I can turn this challenge around.“

It is only when we feel like a victim and blame others for a bad situation that we end up feeling hopeless. But when we are motivated by a sense of self-directedness and hope, life begins to change for the better. We may seek support from family and friends. A social network can offer help as well. We may re-evaluate priorities, set new goals and develop new skills. Instead of complaining and lamenting we can get involved in making positive changes, which benefit not only ourselves but our communities as well. I wish everyone a Happy and Resilient New Year! For more info go to: taichi4modesto.com, or call (209)572-4518

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in Oakdale expanded their bicycle shop as well adding of 1250sq feet to their store. This allowed them to move the entire repair shop and storage space to this new area which is a plus because they now have more product to show, with a new expanded bike fit area that includes a lounge for cyclists to gather, sit, plan their rides, sip coffee, eat snacks, and relax before and after their rides. Another bike shop that is centrally located for a quick fix is the fairly new Economy Bicycle Shop located at 937 Coffee Road in Modesto. They strictly specialize in repairs and tune-ups. So if it’s a quick fix you’re looking for, this may be the shop for you. Another alternative is the old school stand by bicycle shop, World of Wheels” at 1544 Standiford Ave in Modesto. Don’t let the word “Old school” fool you, the folks over there may be the most experienced in cycling with their long history serving Modesto. Friends, regardless of what bicycle shop you decide to use, I invite you to join me this year, “The year of the Bike,” for your healthy lifestyle in 2017.

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A steady companion of many years or a new addition to the household, a dog can bring so much happiness to the new year. What most people don’t know is that many Modesto establishments have outside patios and encourage you to bring your furry friend. Harvest Moon, Barkin’ Dog Grill, Twisted Pig, Camp 4, Chefs of New York and Redwood Cafe all have these outdoor patio areas that are completely pup friendly. Whenever my family brings our Goldendoodle, Ali, out with us, we have a stellar time. Beyond the fact that Ali is the cutest dog in the world, people love to approach us and pet her, which leads to great acquaintances.   It is also great fun to take your dog to less urban areas of Modesto. Some extremely accessible dog-friendly places are Dry Creek, Tuolumne River Trail, Virginia Corridor Trail

and Knights Ferry. There are also multiple dog parks in Modesto, one of which is right off of the Virginia Corridor Trail! One of my favorite spots this time of year is the completely deserted Pinecrest Lake. Though it’s impossible to hike the whole lake during winter, there’s still a ton of open space for your pup to roam. If you’re already a summer in P-Crest lover, I highly recommend planning a trip in the winter. A dear friend of my family, Darcie Kent, caught wind that my theme for the month was dog friendly establishments in the valley. She was excited to tell me that her vineyard in Livermore is fully dog friendly and all ages! Between the location, Darcie’s amazing art gallery, and (for those of you over 21 years) the wine tasting, it is a highly recommended outing. View the website and book a trip at www.darciekentvineyards.com  It’s going to be a divine first month of the year, keep up those resolutions! My songs for January are “Where’d All The Time Go” by Dr. Dog and “Hawaiian Boi” by Triathlon!

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Jumpstart the month of January and welcome in the New Year with joy and good cheer. As Ms. M sips a hot cocoa at Preservation Coffee she picks up on the spark of hope in the air that only comes around as the year begins. With hope brings a chance of change and there’s nothing wrong with that. Here’s a few ways you can spread some of your change around town. It’s beginning to look like a lot of laughs. January 3rd welcomes Comedy Night at Cheroot Cigar Lounge. This event boasts some of California and Modesto’s funniest comedic talents. From 7-10pm enjoy an intimate evening a nice cigar and a glass of wine while you laugh your cares away. Arrive early for seats and drink special. 21+ over.  https://www.facebook.com/ events/1830562300493331/ There’s a guarantee you’ll have a fab time with the sounds of Hot Club Faux Gitane on January 10th. Carnegie Arts Center of Turlock welcomes everyone’s favorite acoustic swing band for an evening of music featuring vocalist Francesca Bavaro.  From 7:30-9:30pm enjoy the band’s unique instrumentation paired with vocals. Tickets available on Eventbrite. GA: $16.74/Students: $11.49. https://www.facebook. com/events/688304421336222/ Resist with a purpose at “Writers Resist: Modesto Louder for Free Expression”. Writers

and poets unite at the Prospect Theater Project on January 15th. Join in the fight for free speech in the aftermath of the election. This event is about community and pushing back against hatred and bigotry. The evening features readings from local talent. Participate in a worldwide event to spread change through our voices. http://prospecttheaterproject.org/ Seasons of change are in the air with the sound of music. Come and enjoy the vocal stylings of Patty Castillo Davis on January 22nd.  Performing at Sunday Afternoons at CBS the singer/songwriter will be focusing on songs of equality, peace, love and family. Castillo Davis will be performing with her daughter Christian Magdaleno of the Gypsies, Bay Area singer/ songwriter Karen Butler and the Patty Castillo Band. 3pm. Ticket info: http://sundaysatcbs. com/ An amazing soiree is the best way to end the month! The 24th annual Bacchus and Brew returns on January 25th at the SOS Club. Modesto Sunrise Rotary hosts their Irish themed event that benefits many local service projects in the community.  Come support the charity casino night, music, silent  & live auction with hors d’ oeuvres, beer and wine sampling & entertainment. Tickets:$25. http:// modestosunriserotary.org/

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Enjoy Modesto Night Life! • Enjoy Responsibly January 1 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Acoustic Live Music Champagne Brunch Buffet Country Music Jam with Dancing and Free Potluck FOE Breakfast Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Karaoke with Laura Loving Manchester by the Sea Modesto On Ice Queen Bean Open Mic Night Seniors Club Breakfast The Big Mix The Eagle Huntress VFW Breakfast January 2 Dance Exercise Class Josh Rosenblum Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Loving Modesto On Ice Mommy & Me Art Class Overreaters Anonymous Preschool Story Time Stay & Play School Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Class WCPL Poker Mondays Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms January 3 Acoustic Jam at Queen Bean Anthony K Comedy Night Coloring for Grown Ups Forever Young Dance Club Golden Valley Chorus Great Valley Museum Presentation: Weather! Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Loving Modesto On Ice Name That Tune NAMI Support Group Nick Campos Poetry Open Mic Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Stay & Play School STEAM Works: Skeletons! 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 Yoga with Rosa January 4 80s night/DJ Gully Art Class Board Game Night Creole Jazz Kings Family Story Night 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 Loving Modesto On Ice 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 Teen Game Day Trax on Wax Turlock Book Club Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong WCPL Poker Wednesdays Wee Move & Play Wig Out Wednesdays Wiggle Worms Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday

Location Cruisers McHenry & Kiernan Deva Cafe, J St, Modesto Surla’s, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Eagles Hall, 126 Camellia Way Ridgeway’s, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto 11th & K St, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry Avenue Crocodiles Nightclub State Theatre, Modesto VFW Hall, 2801 W. Hatch Modesto Salida Library P. Wexford’s, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto 11th & K St Modesto The Chartreuse Muse, Modesto Sutter Gould, McHenry Village Keyes Library Patterson Library First United Methodist Modesto Modesto Senior Center Tilted Turtle, Modesto Modesto Library Modesto Library Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Cheroot Lounge Modesto Turlock Library Modesto Senior Center Mancini Hall, 718 Tuolumne Salida Library Rivets Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto 11th & K St Modesto Twisted Pig, Modesto Oakdale Library Maxi’s at Double Tree Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Ceres Library Denair Library Keyes Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Patterson Library Turlock Library Round Table, 3848 McHenry 3014 4th St, Ceres Tilted Turtle, Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry Avenue P. Wexford’s, Modesto Turlock Senior Center Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Ceres Library Modesto Library Patterson Library Boardroom, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Battleground Games, 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 State Theatre, Modesto 11th & K St Modesto Sabatino’s, Modesto P. Wexford’s, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Empire Library Keyes Library Newman Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library 3600Santa Fe St, Riverbank Patterson Library Speakeay, Modesto Turlock Library First United Methodist Modesto Titled Turtle, Modesto Ceres Library Tiki Lounge, Modesto Salida Library Redwood Café, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree

January 5 Beer Flight Night Casanova’s Night Club Computer Basics free class David Dow and friends jam session DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease Edible Engineering Igloo Building Ha-Sauce Delight Comedy Internet Basics Class Johnny & Kelly Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Kyle the Great Live Music Loving Modesto On Ice Oakdale Museum & History Center Penguin Craft Class Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Spanish Preschool Storytime Thirsty Thursdays Townsend Opera Singers January 6 Adult Coloring Class B-4 Dawn Band featuring Terrie Londee Battered Beaver Live DJs DJ & Live Music DJ Arnie DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Otto & Guests DJ Tease Fuego Night with DJ Funstrummers Gig Band Rehearsal Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Again Loving Modesto On Ice MOMS Club of Ceres Meeting Neil & Matt Neil Buettner Rick Barnes Science Night Singer-Songwriter Celebration Teens Rockin’ Jump The Weekend Dance Party Turn Up Friday’s with DJ Kenny K VFW Hamburger Night Village Dancers of the Valley January 7 10 East Brunch 15th Annual Blue Mass Knights of Columbia 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Battered Beaver DJ Awal Bilingual Preschool Storytime Blue and Beige with Martin Martinez Chilled Out Saturdays Color Yourself Calm Free Adult Class Cosies Con DJ & Live Music DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease Folk Dancing Lessons Get Organized Class Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Meditation with Susie Mizz Monique’s Dragalicious Show Modesto On Ice Music at the Shire Oakdale Museum & History Center Old Skool Saturdays Open Air Market Rockin’ Saturdays Saturday Easy D Ride Singer-Songwriter Celebration The Cosies The Weekend Dance Party Turlock Teen Book Club January 8 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Acoustic Live Music Bloody Mary Brunch/Music Camellia Society Meeting Champagne Brunch Buffet Country Music Jam with Dancing and Free Potluck FOE Breakfast Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Karaoke with Laura Manteca Senior Dance Modesto On Ice NFL Sunday Drink Specials & Free Food Queen Bean Open Mic Night Seniors Club Breakfast Shop til You Drop

Redwood Cafe, Modesto Crocodiles Nightclub Salida Library Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Speakeasy, Modesto Empire Library Pizza Factory, Turlock Modesto Library P. Wexford’s, Modesto Kaiser Dale Rd, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Sabatino’s, Modesto Surla’s, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto 11th & K St Modesto 212 West F Street Newman Library Hughson Library Salida Library Modesto Library Maxi’s at Double Tree Deva Cafe, Modesto Newman Library Vintage Lounge, Turlock Battered Beaver, Oakdale Surla’s, Modesto Climax, Modesto Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Urbano, H St Modesto Boardroom, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Church of the Brethren, Modesto MJC West Campus Science Rivets Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto O’Brians Tavern, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto 11th & K St Modesto Hughson Family Resource Center Speakeasy, Modesto Redwood Cafe, Modesto The Fruit Yard, Modesto MJC West Campus Science Center Stage Conservatory Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Crocodiles Nightclub Shooters Modesto VFW Hall 2801 W. Hatch Rd, Modesto Carnegie Arts, Turlock 10 East Kitchen, Turlock St. Joseph’s Church Modesto Chevron, 815 Kansas Ave, Modesto Rite Aid, Pelandale & Sisk Oakdale Bicycle Shop Battered Beaver, Oakdale Modesto Library Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto Shooters Modesto Modesto Library West Side Theatre, Newman Surla’s, Modesto Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Speakeasy, Modesto Carnegie Arts, Turlock Denair Library Ridgeway’s, Modesto Intrinsic Elements Modesto Climax Bar, Modesto 11th & K St, Modesto The Shire, Modesto 212 West F Street Tilted Turtle Modesto Yogurt Station, Oakdale Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Oakdale Bicycle Shop Center Stage Conservatory West Side Theatre, Modesto Crocodiles Nightclub Turlock Library Cruisers McHenry & Kiernan Deva Cafe, J St, Modesto Ralston’s Goat, Modesto Adventist Church Hall, Modesto Surla’s, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Eagles Hall, 126 Camellia Way Ridgeway’s, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto 295 Cherry Lane, Manteca 11th & K St, Modesto Clarion Inn & Conf Center, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry Avenue 424 Shadow Creek Ave, Oakdale

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Have fun and be Safe! • Please Designate a Driver The Big Mix USA Dance Ballroom Dancing VFW Breakfast January 9 Blue Monday w Eric Bensen Prince Tribute Computer Basics Free Class Creative Clay Art Class Dance Exercise Class Josh Rosenblum Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Modesto on Ice Overreaters Anonymous PJ Story time Preschool Story Time Stay & Play School Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Class WCPL Poker Mondays Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms January 10 15th Annual Benefit Concert Acoustic Jam at Queen Bean Bird Seed Feeders Computer Basics Free class Forever Young Dance Club Golden Valley Chorus John McCutcheon Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Modesto on Ice Name That Tune Nick Campos Poetry reading and open Mic with Gillian Wegner Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Rock Painting free craft Salida Book Club Sock Snowman Craft Stay & Play School 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 Word Intermediate Yoga with Rosa January 11 80s night/DJ Gully Art Class Board Game Night Creole Jazz Kings Duct Tape Craft Class Figure Drawing Drop In Free Knit and Crochet Class Free QiGong Class 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 Modesto on Ice Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner Open Mic Night Polar Bear Bookmarks Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime Pushing the Limits of Nature Class Riverbank Golden Ages Stanislaus County Coin Club Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong WCPL Poker Wednesdays Wee Move & Play Wig Out Wednesdays Wiggle Worms Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday January 12 Beer Flight Night Casanova’s Night Club David Dow and friends jam session DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease DRUMLine Live Fundraiser for Enochs School

Crocodiles Nightclub Odd Fellows Hall, Hughson VFW Hall, 2801 W. Hatch Modesto Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto Modesto Library The Chartreuse Muse, Modesto Salida Library P. Wexford’s, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto 11th & K St Modesto Sutter Gould, McHenry Village Turlock Library Keyes Library Patterson Library First United Methodist Modesto Modesto Senior Center Tilted Turtle, Modesto Modesto Library Modesto Library Modesto’s Church of the Brethren Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Turlock Library Oakdale Library Modesto Senior Center Mancini Hall, 718 Tuolumne Modesto Church of the Brethren Rivets Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto 11th & K St Modesto Twisted Pig, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto Ceres Library Denair Library Keyes Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Riverbank Library Salida Library Waterford Library Patterson Library Round Table, 3848 McHenry 3014 4th St, Ceres Tilted Turtle, Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry Avenue P. Wexford’s, Modesto Turlock Senior Center Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Ceres Library Modesto Library Modesto Library Patterson Library Boardroom, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Battleground Games, Modesto Shooter’s Pub & Grill Oakdale Library Mistlin Gallery Modesto Waterford Library NTouch, Modesto Modesto Library Shively’s Bar & Grill, Oakdale Rivets Modesto Strings, Turlock Ridgway’s, Modesto Intrinsic Elements, Modesto McHenry Mansion Gift Shop 11th & K St Modesto Sabatino’s, Modesto P. Wexford’s, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Denair Library Empire Library Keyes Library Newman Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Patterson Library 3600Santa Fe St, Riverbank Denny’s 1525 McHenry Avenue First United Methodist Modesto Titled Turtle, Modesto Ceres Library Tiki Lounge, Modesto Salida Library Redwood Café, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Redwood Cafe, Modesto Crocodiles Nightclub Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Speakeasy, Modesto Gallo Center for the Arts Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto

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Healthy Eating 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 Modesto on Ice No-sew sock snowman Oakdale Museum & History Center Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Spanish Preschool Storytime STEAM Marble Run Craft The Book of Love Thirsty Thursdays Tween Wii Gaming Winter Hat Craft January 13 An Evening With George Winston Battered Beaver Live DJs DJ & Live Music DJ Arnie DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Otto & Guests DJ Tease Elle Free Crochet for Begininers Class Fuego Night with DJ Funstrummers Gig Band Rehearsal Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program Hughson Senior Dance & Potluck Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Modesto on Ice Mystery Lovers Book Club Neil & Matt Neil Buettner Rick Barnes Rob Hill jazz and blues band Teens Rockin’ Jump The Weekend Dance Party Turn Up Friday’s with DJ Kenny K VFW Hamburger Night Village Dancers of the Valley Zasu Pitts Memorial Orchestra January 14 10 East Brunch 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Battered Beaver DJ Awal Bilingual Preschool Storytime Chilled Out Saturdays Craft Grab DJ & Live Music DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease Folk Dancing Lessons John Clifton blues band Journey Revisited Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Mizz Monique’s Dragalicious Show Modesto Money mavens couponing class Modesto On Ice Music at the GMC Oakdale Museum & History Center Old Skool Saturdays Rockin’ Saturdays Saturday Easy D Ride The King: The Music Of Elvis The Weekend Dance Party Uke Jamz USA Dance Chapter January 15 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Acoustic Live Music An Evening With Itzhak Perlman Apollo 13 Bloody Mary Brunch/Music Champagne Brunch Buffet Country Music Jam with Dancing and Free Potluck EuroSunday Car Club FOE Breakfast Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Karaoke with Laura Modesto Jazz Society Jam Session Modesto On Ice NFL Sunday Drink Specials & Free Food Queen Bean Open Mic Night Seniors Club Breakfast Stanislaus Humanist’s Coffee Klatch Stroud MJC Band Scholarship Fundraiser The Big Mix VFW Breakfast Writers Resist: Modesto Louder for Free Expression

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Kaiser Bangs Ave Medical Offices 4300 Dale Road, Modesto P. Wexford’s, Modesto Kaiser Dale Rd, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Sabatino’s, Modesto Deva Cafe, Modesto Surla’s, Modesto 11th & K St Modesto Empire Library 212 West F Street Hughson Library Salida Library Modesto Library Ceres Library State Theatre, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Salida Library Hughson Library Gallo Center for the Arts Battered Beaver, Oakdale Surla’s, Modesto Climax, Modesto Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Urbano, H St Modesto Boardroom, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Patterson Library Tilted Turtle, Modesto Church of the Brethren, Modesto MJC West Campus Science 2307 Fourth St, Hughson Rivets Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto 11th & K St Modesto Turlock Library Speakeasy, Modesto Redwood Cafe, Modesto The Fruit Yard, Modesto Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Crocodiles Nightclub Shooters Modesto VFW Hall 2801 W. Hatch Rd, Modesto Carnegie Arts, Turlock Gallo Center for the Arts 10 East Kitchen, Turlock Chevron, 815 Kansas Ave, Modesto Rite Aid, Pelandale & Sisk Oakdale Bicycle Shop Battered Beaver, Oakdale Modesto Library Shooters Modesto Preservation, Modesto Surla’s, Modesto Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Speakeasy, Modesto Carnegie Arts, Turlock Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto West Side Theater, Newman Ridgeway’s, Modesto Climax Bar, Modesto Modesto Library 11th & K St, Modesto Gottschalk Music Center, Modesto 212 West F Street Tilted Turtle Modesto Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Oakdale Bicycle Shop Gallo Center for the Arts Crocodiles Nightclub Carnegie Arts, Turlock IOOF Lodge, Hughson Cruisers McHenry & Kiernan Deva Cafe, J St, Modesto Gallo Center for the Arts State Theatre, Modesto Ralston’s Goat, Modesto Surla’s, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Village Baking, Modesto Eagles Hall, 126 Camellia Way Ridgeway’s, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Shooters, Clarion Inn, Modesto 11th & K St, Modesto Clarion Inn & Conf Center, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry Avenue Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto MJC, Media Arts Center Crocodiles Nightclub VFW Hall, 2801 W. Hatch Modesto Prospect Theater, Modesto

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January 16 Dance Exercise Class Josh Rosenblum Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Modesto on Ice Overreaters Anonymous Preschool Story Time Stay & Play School Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Class WCPL Poker Mondays Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms January 17 Acoustic Jam at Queen Bean Binary bracelets free craft Caregiver Coffee Break Computer Basics Free class Family dinner withmovie night Forever Young Dance Club Free Comedy Night Geneological Society Golden Valley Chorus Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Modesto on Ice Name That Tune NAMI Support Group Nick Campos Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Stay & Play School Successful Thinkers Network Mtg Sweet Open Talent & Mic Tilted Tuesdays w/DJ Tease Toastmaster Supper Club Trivia Tuesday Turlock Seniors Dance Tween Tuesday Button Making Craft Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Jam Wee Move & Play Wiggle Worms Women of Love Ministries Yoga with Rosa January 18 80s night/DJ Gully Art Class Board Game Night Cake Decorating Class Creole Jazz Kings Family Story Night Figure Drawing Drop In Framing Reality - Photo Conversation Free Knit and Crochet Class Free QiGong Class Horseshoe tournament IE The Magician In One Accord Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Modesto on Ice Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner Open Mic Night Penguin Craft Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime RENT Riverbank Golden Ages STEAM Story Time Class Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong WCPL Poker Wednesdays Wee Move & Play Wig Out Wednesdays Wiggle Worms Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday January 19 Beer Flight Night Casanova’s Night Club Comedy Night Computer Basics free class David Dow and friends jam session DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease Email Basics free class Green Team Educational Meeting Johnny & Kelly Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Kyle the Great Live Music

Salida Library P. Wexford’s, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto 11th & K St Modesto Sutter Gould, McHenry Village Keyes Library Patterson Library First United Methodist Modesto Modesto Senior Center Tilted Turtle, Modesto Modesto Library Modesto Library Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Turlock Library Hospice, 4368 Spyres Way Oakdale Library Salida Library Modesto Senior Center Cheroot Lounge Modesto Trinity Presbyterian Church, Modesto Mancini Hall, 718 Tuolumne Rivets Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto 11th & K St Modesto Twisted Pig, Modesto Oakdale Library Maxi’s at Double Tree Ceres Library Denair Library Keyes Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Patterson Library Round Table, 3848 McHenry 3014 4th St, Ceres Tilted Turtle, Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry Avenue P. Wexford’s, Modesto Turlock Senior Center Denair Library Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Ceres Library Modesto Library Clarion Inn, Modesto Patterson Library Boardroom, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Battleground Games, Modesto Modesto Library Shooter’s Pub & Grill Patterson Library Mistlin Gallery Modesto Prospect Theater, Modesto Waterford Library NTouch, Modesto Shively’s Bar & Grill, Oakdale Rivets Modesto Strings, Turlock Ridgway’s, Modesto 11th & K St Modesto Sabatino’s, Modesto P. Wexford’s, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Patterson Library Empire Library Keyes Library Newman Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Gallo Center for the Arts 3600Santa Fe St, Riverbank Modesto Library First United Methodist Modesto Titled Turtle, Modesto Ceres Library Tiki Lounge, Modesto Salida Library Redwood Café, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Redwood Cafe, Modesto Crocodiles Nightclub Ralston’s Goat, Modesto Salida Library Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Speakeasy, Modesto Modesto Library Kirk Lindsey Center #102, Modesto P. Wexford’s, Modesto Kaiser Dale Rd, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Sabatino’s, Modesto Deva Cafe, Modesto

Live Music Modesto Airport Fly-In Modesto on Ice Oakdale Museum & History Center Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Snowy Sheep handprint Craft Spanish Preschool Storytime Spin Art Craft STEAM works: Clouds! Teen/Adult Gratitude Journal Class Third Thursday Art Walk Thirsty Thursdays Vintage Faire Mall Kids Club January 20 Backyard Bookworms Battered Beaver Live DJs DJ & Live Music DJ Arnie DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Otto & Guests DJ Tease Friday Night Out Fuego Night with DJ Funstrummers Gig Band Rehearsal Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program Irish Cultural Society Jackie Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Modesto on Ice Neil & Matt Neil Buettner Rick Barnes Teens Rockin’ Jump The Weekend Dance Party Turn Up Friday’s with DJ Kenny K Valley Jazz Co VFW Hamburger Night Village Dancers of the Valley January 21 10 East Brunch 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Battered Beaver DJ Awal Bilingual Preschool Storytime Chilled Out Saturdays DJ & Live Music DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease Folk Dancing Lessons Free Magic Show Heart of the Valley Quilt & Textile Arts Show Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Mizz Monique’s Dragalicious Show Modesto On Ice Music at the Shire Oakdale Museum & History Center Old Skool Saturdays Rockin’ Saturdays Saturday Easy D Ride STEAM Craft: Blackout STEAM: Winterfest Crafts Tech Connect Class The Weekend Dance Party TOP-Our Town Women of Love Monthly Breakfast Meeting January 22 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Acoustic Live Music Bloody Mary Brunch/Music Champagne Brunch Buffet Country Music Jam with Dancing and Free Potluck FOE Breakfast Heart of the Valley Quilt & Textile Arts Show Hughson Senior Dance & Potluck Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Karaoke with Laura Manteca Senior Dance Modesto On Ice NFL Sunday Drink Specials & Free Food Patty Castillo Davis & Tina Arnopole Driskilll Queen Bean Open Mic Night Seniors Club Breakfast Stanislaus Humanists Brunch The Big Mix VFW Breakfast January 23 Acoustic Open Mic Computer Basics Free Class Creative Clay Art Class Dance Exercise Class Josh Rosenblum Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Overreaters Anonymous Preschool Story Time Stay & Play School Turlock Teen Fanfiction Club Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Class WCPL Poker Mondays Wiggle Worms

Surla’s, Modesto Modesto City Airport 11th & K St Modesto 212 West F Street Hughson Library Salida Library Hughson Library Modesto Library Ceres Library Oakdale Library Waterford Library Downtown Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Vintage Faire Mall, Modesto Great Valley Museum Battered Beaver, Oakdale Surla’s, Modesto Climax, Modesto Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Urbano, H St Modesto Boardroom, Modesto Rube Boesch, 275 N. Orange Turlock Tilted Turtle, Modesto Church of the Brethren, Modesto MJC West Campus Science Denny’s 1525 McHenry Avenue State Theatre, Modesto Rivets Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto 11th & K St Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Redwood Cafe, Modesto The Fruit Yard, Modesto Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Crocodiles Nightclub Shooters Modesto Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto VFW Hall 2801 W. Hatch Rd, Modesto Carnegie Arts, Turlock 10 East Kitchen, Turlock Chevron, 815 Kansas Ave, Modesto Rite Aid, Pelandale & Sisk Oakdale Bicycle Shop Battered Beaver, Oakdale Modesto Library Shooters Modesto Surla’s, Modesto Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Speakeasy, Modesto Carnegie Arts, Turlock Modesto Library Modesto Centre Plaza Ridgeway’s, Modesto Climax Bar, Modesto 11th & K St, Modesto The Shire, Modesto 212 West F Street Tilted Turtle Modesto Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Oakdale Bicycle Shop Newman Library Hughson Library Salida Library Crocodiles Nightclub Gallo Center for the Arts Clarion Inn and Conf Center, Modesto Cruisers McHenry & Kiernan Deva Cafe, J St, Modesto Ralston’s Goat, Modesto Surla’s, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Eagles Hall, 126 Camellia Way Modesto Centre Plaza 2307 Fourth St, Hughson Ridgeway’s, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto 295 Cherry Lane, Manteca 11th & K St, Modesto Clarion Inn & Conf Center, Modesto Congregation Beth Shalom Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry Avenue Panera Bread, Turlock Crocodiles Nightclub VFW Hall, 2801 W. Hatch Modesto Boardroom, Modesto Modesto Library The Chartreuse Muse, Modesto Salida Library P. Wexford’s, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Sutter Gould, McHenry Village Keyes Library Patterson Library Turlock Library First United Methodist Modesto Modesto Senior Center Tilted Turtle, Modesto Modesto Library

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Wiggle Worms January 24 Acoustic Jam at Queen Bean Excel Intermediate free class Forever Young Dance Club Garrison Keillor Golden Valley Chorus Internet basics free class Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Name That Tune Nick Campos Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Riverbank Book Club Stay & Play School Successful Thinkers Network Mtg Sweet Open Talent & Mic The Illusionists Tilted Tuesdays w/DJ Tease Toastmaster Supper Club Trivia Tuesday Turlock Seniors Dance Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Jam Watercolor Winter Scene Craft Wee Move & Play Wiggle Worms Yoga with Rosa January 25 80s night/DJ Gully Art Class Bacchus & Brew Board Game Night Ceres Book Club Chinese New Year Crafts Creole Jazz Kings Figure Drawing Drop In Free Knit and Crochet Class Free QiGong Class Horseshoe tournament IE The Magician In One Accord Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Kids Craft-a-palooza 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 Tech Connect Free Class: Twitter The Illusionists Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong WCPL Poker Wednesdays Wee Move & Play Wig Out Wednesdays Wiggle Worms Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday January 26 Beer Flight Night Casanova’s Night Club Chinese New Year Crafts Comix 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 Oakdale Museum & History Center Paper Lantern Craft Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Spanish Preschool Storytime Thirsty Thursdays Tween Book Club Weaving Art Craft January 27 Animal Talk kids program Anthony and Nickie Battered Beaver Live DJs DJ & Live Music DJ Arnie DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Otto & Guests DJ Tease Free Crochet for Begininers Class

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Modesto Library Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Modesto Library Modesto Senior Center Turlock Community Theatre, Turlock Mancini Hall, 718 Tuolumne Oakdale Library Rivets Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Twisted Pig, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Ceres Library Denair Library Keyes Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Riverbank Library Patterson Library Round Table, 3848 McHenry 3014 4th St, Ceres Gallo Center for the Arts Tilted Turtle, Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry Avenue P. Wexford’s, Modesto Turlock Senior Center Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Hughson Library Ceres Library Modesto Library Patterson Library Boardroom, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto SOS Club Modesto Battleground Games, Modesto Ceres Library Oakdale Library Shooter’s Pub & Grill Mistlin Gallery Modesto Waterford Library NTouch, Modesto Shively’s Bar & Grill, Oakdale Rivets Modesto Strings, Turlock Ridgway’s, Modesto Denair Library 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 Modesto Library Gallo Center for the Arts First United Methodist Modesto Titled Turtle, Modesto Ceres Library Tiki Lounge, Modesto Salida Library Redwood Café, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Redwood Cafe, Modesto Crocodiles Nightclub Empire Library Modesto Library 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 212 West F Street Patterson Library Hughson Library Salida Library Modesto Library Maxi’s at Double Tree Salida Library Ceres Library Great Valley Museum Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto Battered Beaver, Oakdale Surla’s, Modesto Climax, Modesto Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Urbano, H St Modesto Boardroom, Modesto Patterson Library

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Fuego Night with DJ Funstrummers Gig Band Rehearsal Garrison Keillor Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Band Karaoke Neil & Matt Neil Buettner Rick Barnes Robert Burns Supper Stanislaus Humanists Karaoke Night Teens Rockin’ Jump The Weekend Dance Party Therapy Friday Turn Up Friday’s with DJ Kenny K VFW Hamburger Night Village Dancers of the Valley January 28 10 East Brunch 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Battered Beaver DJ Awal Bilingual Preschool Storytime Bloody Mary Brunch/Music Chilled Out Saturdays DJ & Live Music DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease Folk Dancing Lessons Free Scrapbooking Class Gary Grease blues band Gotcha Covered Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Mizz Monique’s Dragalicious Show Oakdale Museum & History Center Old Skool Saturdays Rockin’ Saturdays Saturday Easy D Ride The Weekend Dance Party Unicorn Day Craft January 29 11th Annual International Wedding Festival 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Acoustic Live Music Champagne Brunch Buffet Country Music Jam with Dancing and Free Potluck FOE Breakfast Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Karaoke with Laura NFL Sunday Drink Specials & Free Food Queen Bean Open Mic Night Seniors Club Breakfast The Big Mix VFW Breakfast January 30 Commemorative Air Force Crab Feed Dance Exercise Class Josh Rosenblum Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Overreaters Anonymous Preschool Story Time Stay & Play School Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Class WCPL Poker Mondays Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms January 31 Acoustic Jam at Queen Bean Dancing Dragon Craft Dirty Dancing Forever Young Dance Club Golden Valley Chorus Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Name That Tune Nick Campos Penguin Party Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Stay & Play School STEAM Teen Craft Steam Works: Color and Light Class STEAM: Chinese New Year crafts Successful Thinkers Network Mtg Sweet Open Talent & Mic Tilted Tuesdays w/DJ Tease Toastmaster Supper Club Trivia Tuesday Turlock Seniors Dance Ukelele Funstrummers Jam Wee Move & Play Wiggle Worms Yoga with Rosa

Tilted Turtle, Modesto Church of the Brethren, Modesto Turlock Community Theatre, Turlock MJC West Campus Science Rivets Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Yosemite Lanes, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Redwood Cafe, Modesto The Fruit Yard, Modesto FruitYard, Modesto Torii’s 2401 E. Orangeburg Modesto Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Crocodiles Nightclub Shooters Pub, Clarion Inn, Modesto Shooters Modesto VFW Hall 2801 W. Hatch Rd, Modesto Carnegie Arts, Turlock

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10 East Kitchen, Turlock Chevron, 815 Kansas Ave, Modesto Rite Aid, Pelandale & Sisk Oakdale Bicycle Shop Battered Beaver, Oakdale Modesto Library Ralston’s Goat, Modesto Shooters Modesto Surla’s, Modesto Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Speakeasy, Modesto Carnegie Arts, Turlock Modesto Library Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto Donoby’s, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Climax Bar, Modesto 212 West F Street Tilted Turtle Modesto Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Oakdale Bicycle Shop Crocodiles Nightclub Denair Library Modesto Centre Plaza Cruisers McHenry & Kiernan Deva Cafe, J St, Modesto Surla’s, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Eagles Hall, 126 Camellia Way Ridgeway’s, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Clarion Inn & Conf Center, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry Avenue Crocodiles Nightclub VFW Hall, 2801 W. Hatch Modesto 700 Tioga Dr Hanger 1-S Salida Library P. Wexford’s, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Sutter Gould, McHenry Village Keyes Library Patterson Library First United Methodist Modesto Modesto Senior Center Tilted Turtle, Modesto Modesto Library Modesto Library Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Waterford Library Gallo Center for the Arts Modesto Senior Center Mancini Hall, 718 Tuolumne Rivets Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Twisted Pig, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Hughson Library Ceres Library Denair Library Keyes Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Patterson Library Newman Library Riverbank Library Salida Library Round Table, 3848 McHenry 3014 4th St, Ceres Tilted Turtle, Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry Avenue P. Wexford’s, Modesto Turlock Senior Center Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Ceres Library Modesto Library Patterson 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

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

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GO DOWTOWN MODESTO

Open Early!

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

Open Late!

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

Parking

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

Try a Cab

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

Find local restaurants

www.modestoview.com Locally Owned

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

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Go Downtown Modesto January 12 7:30 pm – State Theatre Special NY Times Preview - Book of Love Start the New Year with a preview of this uplifting debut feature from Robbie Pickering and Bill Purple. Produced and starring Jessica Biel, with music composed by Justin Timberlake, The Book of Love is the January selection from the ongoing New York Film Critics sneak previews that give movie-goers a chance to see first-run films before they appear in theaters nationwide.   Go  Downtown Modesto January 6 – Center Stage Theatre Two great nights filled with a variety of music from valley artists will be featured at a fundraiser for Center Stage Conservatory’s Lower Level Theater fundraiser. Original works will be performed on Friday January, 6 and Saturday January, 7 at 7pm. Songwriters Iraya Cress, Mattea Overstreet, Christian Boyatt, Chris Farris, Jelani and many more  will share. $5 for one night or $8 for both (cash only). CSCLL is located at 948 Eleventh St. inside the City Center on the corner of J and 11th in downtown Modesto. Enter on J Street.  Go Modesto Grammy Winner John McCutcheon – Jan 10 Renowned Folk Virtuoso John McCutcheon Returns for Modesto Peace/Life Center’s 15th Annual Benefit Concert. Named the “most impressive instrumentalist I’ve ever heard” by none other than Johnny Cash, folk virtuoso John McCutcheon will perform again at Modesto’s Church of the Brethren at 2301 Woodland Ave, Modesto, CA 95358 for the Peace/ Life Center’s 15th Annual Benefit Concert on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 7PM. Tickets and sponsorships are available online at our eventbrite website https://www.eventbrite.com/e/john-mccutcheon-concert-tickets-28906494102 (key words ‘John McCutcheon, Modesto, Benefit’) Modesto Church of the Brethren at 2301 Woodland Ave Modesto 209 523-1438 or at Beads of Contentment at 1028 J street, Modesto Modesto, 209 523-6335 . Don’t wait to get yours. Please also like  facebook page online at Modesto Peace/Life Center. https://www.facebook.com/ModestoPLC/   Martin Luther King Day is coming soon.  Check out the upcoming Martin Luther King, Jr. events, one on January 15 in Sonora with Dr. Mimi Kim and Modesto’s 23rd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration on Saturday February 4 at MJC with civil rights pioneer and former UN ambassador, Andrew Young. This is a free event so we need sponsors! For information, email Jim Costello, jcostello@igc.org   Don’t miss 20+ local poets in a “Writers Resist” event on Sunday, January 15 at 6:30 pm at the Prospect Theatre to raise awareness about the  fundraiser for the Peace/Life Center’s new full power FM radio station project. Please, come and hear great poetry, and help the Center. Event is Free, contributions welcome.

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