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July 30 - Porchfest – All Over Downtown Neighborhoods July 4 - Modesto 4th of July Parade and Festival July 21 – Lindsey Buckingham/ Christine McVie - Ironstone July 8 – Celtic and Renaissance Festival – Graceada Park July 21st – 30th – Yes Company’s Footloose – Gallo Center July 8 – 23 - Man Who Shot Liberty Valance - Prospect Theatre Project July 28,29, 30 – No Business Like Show Business –West Side Theatre July 6 – Happy Together Tour w Flo & Eddie –Gallo Center July 9 – Bastille Day Celebration - The State Theatre July 14-23rd Stanislaus County Fair – Turlock Fairgrounds
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and patriotic in July around here. We have one of history’s longest running 4th of July parades in the Western United States, we have one of the most successful county fairs, the kids are all out of school, people are travelling around and enjoying our community, and this year, there is still snow in the mountains and the waterfalls and rivers are running strong. What a combo meal deal! Speaking of combos, we are all about the Firecrackers. Sure, real firecrackers may be the holiday tradition, but we are talking food here from our friends at Fuzio. These are the ways we really celebrate a grand and glorious 4th of July, with our friends, family and celebrating here in Modesto USA, a truly classic American City. I am especially excited as last year, I was fortunate to be the Grand Marshall of the 143rd Annual 4th of July Parade and celebrated this with my family, and this year, I am back behind the microphone announcing the parade with my mentor, the amazing Al Menshew. My hat is off to the Kiwanis Clubs of Modesto. Last month, they delivered the American Graffiti Car Show and Cruise Parade, and this month they host the Modesto 4th of July Parade and All-American Festival in 10th St Plaza. These people do great work. Traditions are so very cool. We have our family traditions and our city traditions, and these are really something to be proud of. Fairs, festivals and events like Music
in the Plaza and MoBand Concerts in the park are the way we all share a common community spirit. This spirit is truly the essence of what ModestoView is all about. This is how we make the greater Modesto area shine, with our friendship, and our fellowship. So as we go through the month, celebrating the 4th, enjoying the last couple of MoBands, gathering at the Stanislaus County Fair, we end the month with what may be the biggest party ever in Modesto, Porchfest. I am so excited to have my own porch hosting bands in the LaLoma neighborhood for this event and I am so excited to have all of the different Modesto area musicians and neighbors and friends enjoying what we all love the most, our classic community culture. I am diggin’ it the most. This will be one of the greatest months in recent history to explore the area’s rivers, the waterfalls, the lakes, the parks
and check out many of the summer stay-cations that are right here under our nose. We feature a lot of these activities on page 16 with our special Summer Midway Fun feature. This is a fun month. Plan carefully so you get everything in. Don’t forget to download the ModestoView Ap for your phone at the Apple or Android store so you don’t miss anything. So I wish all of you a grand and glorious THANK YOU to all of you that read ModestoView and for the amazing businesses that advertising here, that make it possible for us to deliver this magazine, loaded with civic pride, to all of the people in our community for free. That is our mission plain and simple, to “Serve Civic Pride Daily”. With every positive word, recognition and observation, we make our city a little bit better and we will keep it going. Thank you and Happy 4th of July to you all. Chris Murphy Publisher & Founder, ModestoView email@example.com
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#adorable is the word here. This is the amazing Quinn Rogers and she is very excited about summer, 4th of July and the Stan Co Fair. She often says, “She loves Modesto and everyone who lives in Modesto” Well, here at the View, we love her too. Happy July
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By Chris Murphy
The Fourth of July in Modesto is so very special. It is one of those days where everyone is family and we all are celebrating the USA and our very own special blend of ModestoCana that we serve daily. Downtown Modesto will be the place to be on July 4th as the 143rd 4th of July Parade will meaner through downtown in front of 25,000 of your best friends. There are great places to watch the parade along the route that travels down 10th St, to J St, to 11th St to I Street and the All American 4th of July Festival will be in 10th St Plaza immediately following the parade. This is pure fun for the whole family thanks to the very hard work of the Modesto Kiwanis Club and Parade Chairman Jeremiah Williams. This parade is special for me as I will be the announcer for this legendary parade along with the legendary Al Menshew. Last year, I was honored and fortunate to be the Grand Marshall for this event last year and our family had the best time. Please come to the parade and then at 10th St Plaza for the Modesto Kiwanis 4th of July Festival. This will be a fun day Modesto so I hope to see you there.
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July 1 - Oakdale 4th of July Fireworks – Woodward Reservoir after dusk July 3 – Modesto Nuts Fireworks Show – After Game – John Thurman Field July 4 – Modesto 4th of July Parade – Downtown Modesto - 9:30 am Kiwanis 4th of July Festival 11 am – 5 pm - 10th St Plaza July 4 – 1852 4th of July - Columbia Historical Park 11am- 4 pm Musket Salute, Bucket Brigade, Games, Parade at noon, Concert and BBQ July 4 – Turlock Stars and Stripes Parade, Downtown Turlock 10 am Street Fair and Car Show – Central Park 8 – 2 July 4 – CSU Stanislaus 4th of July Celebration and Fireworks Show – 7-9 pm Fireworks start after dark July 4 – Ripon Festival 5- 10 pm Mistlin Park - Family fun and fireworks Find more info about these events and others at www.modestoview.com Please use “Safe and Sane” Fireworks and practice Safe Boating and Swimming FOR MORE MODESTO INFO: www.modestoview.com
POETRY SINCERELY, THE SUN by Sam Pierstorff, #NinjaPoet I see you down there, lathering your bare shoulders in sunscreen like a baker frosts a cupcake. You’re right to do so. The closer I get, the more I burn, which makes people afraid of a relationship with me. These days, I’m hotter than ever, so it’s your loss, really. You can try to ignore me— move to the Arctic in winter or envy Bay Area folks who are cooled by the coastal breeze. But if you wanna know the truth, I play favorites, and Modesto, you’re it. You make me proud. I am a spotlight, and you are the real star, but don’t let the others know. A mother would not want her youngest to know that she favors her older kin with their strong hands and penchant for helping. I’m sorry if I smother you sometimes, my heat trapping you indoors with canoe-shaped ice cubes gliding down your bare chest, a ceiling fan hypnotizing you to sleep. But this is the only way I know how to love. www.quercusreviewpress.com
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Thank You The Modesto Historic Cruise Route featured an amazing Walk of Fame, celebrating the Modesto Legends of the Cruise. These beautiful case concrete markers were made and donated by Mat Rogers of Flying Turtle Concrete. Thank you so much Mat for the new markers and the great idea to mold in the letters, vs. sandblasting them. You are so very much appreciated. Thanks also to Brie Parmer at the Tinkertank for the Laser cut molds. Your contributions to our Graffiti USA culture are so awesome. Thanks to Sierra Pacific for the design and production support. www.flyingturtleconcrete.com www.facebook.com/DowntownTinkertank/ www.spwg.com
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It seems like each new season comes at us faster than ever. When will this world slow down? Probably never, but stay tuned to Modestoview for all of the update for the 2016/2017 season at the Gallo Center for the Arts. Tickets are on sale now for the entire season with great events like Petula Clark, Peter Cetera, Grandaddy, Sinbad, and Broadway hits like Kinky Boots, Sound of Music and special performances by the Modesto Symphony, TOP, Central West Ballet and so many more. The full season is on sale now and make sure you get your seats today while you still can. Check out the amazing season at the Gallo Center. Make sure you plan on spending an evening in downtown Modesto with dinner or cocktails so you have a totally wonderful evening. www.galloarts.org
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ART Art Everywhere! By Jim Christiansen July is that month many of us go on summer holiday. I have a road trip in mind. July 1, I’m at the San Francisco Oyster Festival. July 2, I take family off to the airport. Before I hit the road, plenty of art events around town. Modesto Artist Salon handling some of the red, white and blue art displays and activities for our annual celebration of Independence Day. Modesto’s Celtic and Renaissance Faire takes over Graceada Park July 8, with crafts, vendors, costumes, and artists, Free to the public starting at 10 am. July 7, its First Friday Craft Grab up at TriChromatic Gallery 5 to 10 pm, and the First Friday Market set up around Music on the Plaza 5 to 9 pm. That’s a lot of events in July’s first week. After that I get a break where I might visit Jennifer K Machado and my art at Fenix Restaurant in Lodi on Elm Street. Guaranteed a great dinner or lunch as I visit my painting Live Jazz Revisited over the Bar. Urbano California Bistro hosts a Paint Nite to benefit the Disability Resource Agency for Independent Living, DRAIL. This is an agency deserving of you Support, Their offices on 920 12th Street. Paint Nite will be an artist led opportunity to let your inner artist out, and create your own masterpiece. Must be 21+ to attend.Tickets available www.paintnite.com Last month I was Doubletree Hotel for Art Walk, and didn’t get out to take many photos. I tuned in to Facebook Live feeds from artists at Still Smoking and Tri-Chromatic Gallery, and followed posted photos by new photographer Rachel Beth Photography. Photographer Rachel Beth Jones of Turlock took some great shots of Art Walk at Work. For all the years Art Walk has been a once a month, year around event, it’s amazing how many downtown visitors on a Third Thursday still haven’t
Carman Gerardo Body Painting at Still Smoking Jordi Camps and Rachel Beth registered its Art Walk night. The current Art Walk committee working on that, but some sidewalk signs outside the usual venues might invite more people in to see what our local art scene about. Art Walk this month is July 20. A couple highlights I know in advance, Jordi Camps will be featured artist at Carolyn Huff Photography and Gallery at 13th and K. The Summer Splash members show will be up at Mistlin Gallery. Rita Barbano art will be at Barking Dog. Anne Tinkle art and cards probably there too. Get a map www.modestoartwalk.com I have to be back home July 30, as Jim’s Studio at 537 Bodem Street, also known as Mom’s house, I will have art out, but more important, Musicians playing on the porch for the First Modesto PorchFest. Porches all over will be doing the same fun thing. Check it out. www. modestoporchfest.com This month, local artist Ed Cesena turns 89. The Art Sale Gala to celebrate now scheduled for August 12. More on that, and the other artists participating in next month’s ModestoView. Support Local Artists.
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Hey Bartender! By Chris Murphy and our friends at Do Good Distillery
Summer Lemonade Gold Rush
It is summer and the urge to drink lemonade is strong. The warmer the day, the better it tastes, and guess what, lemonade tastes even better when is has some help from our friends at Surla’s and Do Good Distillery California Wheat Bourbon. This combination is a hot weather award-winning champion. This bourbon is amazing. Do Good California Wheat Bourbon is uses only ingredients grown in the Golden State, and is smooth, subtle, and sweet. It has lingering softness and body courtesy of a healthy dose of wheat that blends beautifully with corn and malted barley for a smooth and versatile bourbon. So let’s start with the bar at Surla’s. This is always a place to get amazing refreshment and they have a really cool happy hour menu and in the summer, even have a special Taco Tuesday event. Behind this cool red bar, Andrea Ramirez and her team always have something fresh and light on deck. Now, they have added a lemonade cocktail that is on tap and ready go at the pull of the lever. Andrea comments that many of her first guests in are the last out. That’s how good and comfortable the Surla’s experience is. With this tasty blend of Do Good California Bourbon, fresh Lemon juice, Rosemary Simple Syrup, Peach Liqueur, and soda water, this is mixed, all the
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ingredients are blended together and you can simply pour over ice, or in our case, get it shaken over ice until it is super cold and then poured neat into a martini glass. So many tasty options on this refreshing treat. While you are there, you need to sample the Surla’s bar menu. I can’t ever pass up their amazing Lumpia, or even get a little pizza to hold me over. Since Surla’s opened, it has been a place for taste sensations, and their Sunday brunch is a flat out hall of fame. So when it gets warm, which it appears that it will be every day this July, I recommend stopping by Surla’s for a Bourbon Gold Rush. Also, you can see bourbon being made at Do Good Distillery where there is a tasting room and distillery tours. Check it out.
Recipe: 2 oz California Bourbon Whiskey 1 oz Fresh Lemon Juice 1 oz Rosemary Simple Syrup .5 oz Peach Liqueur 4 oz Soda Water You can see how Do Good Cocktails are made at their local distillery
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“Anyone can drink beer, but it takes intelligence to enjoy it.”Stephan Beaumont When you think of Oakdale, you likely think, “The place Hershey used to be.”, “Cows!”, and “Isn’t that where we stop on our way to Sonora?”. All three are correct, but now you can add another thought, “Let’s swing by Last Call Brewery!” Nestled into this quiet little town like an oasis, you’d almost think it was a mirage. (But it’s not!) And who doesn’t want to visit an oasis and drink and an ice cold beer? Served in a refrigerated glass, their beer is sure to cool you off and quench your thirst. They’ve been a favorite watering hole for locals since 2015, and it’s no wonder why. Owner Josh Garcia has been brewing about 8 years and started just like most of us do: with a kit from Barley and Wine, in Modesto. His first batch was a Hefeweizen, an excellent choice! His enthusiasm grew and now he offers some of the best beer in California. Josh chatted with us over a flight of their 7 beers on tap, and we must admit it was hard to choose a favorite. Mitchell liked the 75 Minute Pal Ale, 5.3% ABV, and describes it as refreshingly crisp. Brandi’s fav was the Sexhoppolis IPA, 5.5% ABV, a fruity and lightly sweet IPA without the bitter aftertaste that usually makes her pass right over IPAs. A runner up for both of us is the 108pricot, so make sure to try it, too! Bring your buds out for corn hole, board games or watch some TV. If you’re anything like us two chatterboxes, this is also a great place to make conversation with those around you. It’s especially easy when your starting point for things in common is a great taste in beer! Go from there and make a friend or two. You might recognize them from Central Valley Brewfest. If you sampled their beer and want more, visit today!
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A Time to Perform in July By Kaye Osborn and Chris Murphy
July offers many activities for you and your whole family! Fireworks, the 4th of July parade and concerts in the park. There are many theatrical productions to support. Some are local but there are some that requires some driving. Check out theatrical shows in Sonora, Denair, Merced and Newman. There are many choices to do! All it takes is some imagination and planning! Happy 4th of July! Here is what is happening in our neck of the woods!
Gallo Center for the Arts: Kumar Vishwas: poet and best selling author Sat., July 15 7 PM: FREE but you must reserve a ticket for the event I plan on attending! YES Company’s Footloose July 21-30: 7:30 PM July 23: 3 PM – Gallo Center This is a fantastic performance by the amazing YES Company. These youth performances, directed by Melanee Wyatt are the stepping stone for many a professional acting career. Don’t miss out on this great story of the power of dance in small town America. Connie Ambrosia-Wann, Mark Medina and Kay Osborne will be interpreting the July 27th show for the hearing impaired. West Side Theatre – Newman “No Business Like Show Business” Variety Show presented by the West Side Players The West Side Players present their “First Annual Variety Show”. Join the Players and local dance troupes for a night of vocal, dance, and dramatic comedy from “West Side Story”,”Chicago”, “The Sound of Music”, “My Fair Lady”, “Moulin Rouge”, “Annie”, “Beauty and the Beast”, “The Little Mermaid”, “Grease”, “The Wizard of Oz”, “Frank Sinatra”, “Annie Get Your Gun”, and “Cats July 28,29, 30 7 P.M. Tix $10 General $15 Reserved
Prospect Theatre The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence See Stage View on page 15 Center Stage Conservatory The Movie Drinking Game July 14th and 15th at 8pm. Watch as fabulous actors reenact the comedy classic Wet Hot American Summer, as they drink alongside the audience to help raise funds for Center Stage Conservatory. Tickets will sell out fast, so be sure to get them soon at www.centerstagemodesto.com. A suggested donation of $15 gets you in the door and all you can drink beer! * Not a beer drinker? Feel free to bring your own beverage! + ** This is a 21+ event. *till supplies run out +Special drinks available for additional donations **A suggested donation of $15 is still recommended anyway.
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Light Up your Tastes Buds With Firecracker ! By Chris Murphy
One of our favorite places to hang out in Downtown Modesto is Fuzio. Fuzio has been a part of 10th St Plaza since it opened and Fuzio is the total dependable place with great cocktails, awesome patio and delicious food with offerings for everyone. You feel like you are in the middle of the action, with dual patios, and windows on downtown. I love it. And since this is July and we are celebrating the 4th, a Firecracker is in order. Thomas and Lopes are those kind of owners that are there, watching what happens, serving, cooking, listening and learning about what their guests like. And you know what? Their guest love Firecracker! Yes, this taste lights up the plate and your palate. Over the years, they have expanded their Firecracker offerings beyond the original Firecracker Pork Fusilli to now include Lettuce Wraps, Pork Sliders, Chicken, Steak and now Tacos. Super spicy yummy. Chef Justin Seward teased the ViewCrew with amazing samples. The pork is blended with sautéed onions, the Firecracker marinade is added, boiled and then roasted in the oven for another two hours. This is so delicious.
Firecracker is Fuzios special secret spicy sweet Habanero Pepper sauce that is just the right amount of Fire and the right amount of smooth and sweet. Once you try it, you will be hooked and that’s why there are so any Firecraker options on the menu. The ViewCrew has been a fan of the Firecracker Pork Fusilli for years and new this summer, we tasted the Tacos and loved it. We have been trying to coax the Firecracker recipe from Thomas and his crew, but no way, the only way you will get it is at Fuzio. Just what are these delicious things? While we were begging for a Firecracker dessert and firecracker cocktail, Gina served up her special Firecracker Bloody Mary. WOW! My lips had an awesome little burn after this meal and can’t wait to go back and for some more spicy sweet experiences. Can’t wait to see what they think up next. Fuzio is always part of creating a scene in downtown Modesto, teaming up with us and other groups for Music in the Plaza, Rockin’ Holidays, May the 4th and the Spirit of Giving Run. Every Thursday at 7, meet up with the Dusty Bottom Trail Runners. Fuzio gives back to the community and that is just one of the many reasons that you should check out Fuzio next time you go out. When you do, you will love a Firecracker experience.
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What’s the Firecracker Secret? We are not going to give away the exact details, but we coaxed these amazing tastes in Fuzio Firecracker Spread and marinade from Chef Justin: Cilantro, Green Onions Jalapenos, Habaneros, Sugar, Soy Sauce, Pineapple, Garlic. Yum, you can’t go wrong with this.
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Raising the Bar for Young Design Talent in Modesto
Born in Ecuador and raised in Modesto, Jordi Camps, Jr. is an exceptionally talented young designer and illustrator. Camps attended Beyer High School and Modesto Junior College (MJC) where he discovered his passion for design. He went on to receive a BFA in Graphic Design from CSU Long Beach and returned to Modesto after graduation in 2013 to be closer to family (his parents own Picasso’s Gourmet Deli on 10th Street). He’s now a Senior Designer at E. & J. Gallo Winery, creating packaging, advertising and 3D displays for Gallo’s Premium brands. His work has received design awards from American Advertising Awards, AIGA, Graphic Design USA, among others. How might we attract, retain and support young local design talent? Supporting more young local designers like Jordi Camps is a necessary ingredient for fostering a vibrant design culture in Modesto. And for the last 17 years, a unique local scholarship has done just that. Camps is one of the young designers who have benefited from the Al Barr Memorial Scholarship that has provided over $30,000 in scholarships to Stanislaus design students since 2000. The scholarship was established in honor of Al Barr, one of the most influential graphic designers in Modesto’s history. Barr opened his studio, Al Barr Design, in 1974 after a 12-year career as an award-winning designer at the Modesto Bee and the Pasadena Star News. His work remains ubiquitous across Modesto today in the form of logos he designed for Centre Plaza, MID, Prime Shine, among many others. He was also an active member in the community, having served on the City of Modesto’s Public Art Committee and as a portfolio advisor to MJC graphic design students. The Al Barr Memorial Scholarship Fund provides an annual grant of up to $3,000 to students from a Stanislaus County high school or MJC who have been accepted into or who are currently enrolled as a graphic design major at an accredited four-year college or university. The 2017-18 Scholarship Committee has just announced awards to five college-bound designers: Morgan den Dulk (Hughson High) who will attend CSU Sacramento; Yoonhee Hong (California High) who will attend San Jose State University; Felix Jara (Pitman High) who will attend San Jose State University; Rachel Macias (California High) who will attend Seattle University; and Vivian Tran (Gregori High) who will attend UC Davis. Awardees are selected through a competitive process by a committee organized through the North Modesto Kiwanis Club where Al Barr was a past president and
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active member for almost 30 years. “Al would have been very proud to see a scholarship in his name benefiting many aspiring graphic art students to pursue the career he so loved. He enjoying working with young people, and on Career Day would visit local high schools to counsel and advise those consider-
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ing a college graphic arts major,” says Al’s wife Carol Barr. Al Barr continually raised the bar of design in Modesto. Many of the professional designers in the city today began their careers as his student, mentee and/or employee. And his design legacy continues through the scholarship in his name. “The Al Barr scholarship was important to me because it validated my work and pushed me to improve,” says Camps. “To be recognized by professional designers as a design student fed my drive to pursue this career.” http://northmodestokiwanis.org/makeedoc. php?edoc=news&eid=207
Art Director Note: Al Barr was one of my heros in graphic arts and encouraged me from the begining. Follow his legacy to be creative - Pete Grimaldi
–––movies––– MY COUSIN RACHEL (PG-13) Dark romance based on the novel by Daphne du Maurier and starring Rachel Weisz
Thriller starring Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell
Opens Fri. July 7 at 4 p.m.
THE HERO (R) Starring Sam Elliot
Opens Fri. July 7 at 7 p.m. THE EXORCIST (R-1973) Sun. July 16 at 2 p.m. STOP MAKING SENSE (PG~2014) Documentary featuring the Talking Heads in concert
Wed. July 19 at 7 p.m.
Crepes made to order, live music, French cinema
Sun. July 9 at 12:30 p.m.
Ozomatli in concert
Tues. July 14 at 8 p.m.
Tommy Emmanuel in concert
Fri. July 21 at 7:30 p.m.
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As I’m sitting here writing, Metzger is out in the garage playing it loud. Hailz! If you haven’t found out by now, Metzger is Keith Peters Vocals, Will Holgate Guitar, Morgan Gonzales Rhythm, Roger Guajardo Bass and Robert Hernandez Drums. They’ve consistently been practicing once a week despite one member living so far. The other night they literally banged out two originals. They are starting to get a groove and are enthusiastic at each practice. Metzger’s Keith (and my boyfriend of the last four years) is having a benefit show for Parkinson’s disease awareness and raising money for the cost of his surgery and expenses. Within the year he will be having deep brain stimulation surgery, in hopes to rid him of this chronic and progressive disease. Our dear and caring friends are throwing him a benefit, calling it Butcher Fest. Keith has an associate’s degree in culinary arts and prides himself on his ability to cook and goes by the nickname Butcher. Butcher Fest is being held on Saturday August 5th, seven pm at the Other Place. https://www.facebook.com/
COUNTRY With the Birthday of our Country’s freedom
this month, there’s no genre of music more patriotic than Country Music. The freedom of speech that gives us the right to print this magazine was given to us by a soldier fighting on the front lines. One of the songs that bring this sentiment home is Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless The USA” : And I’m proud to be an American where at least I know I’m free And I won’t forget the men who died, who gave that right to me And I’d gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today ‘Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land God bless the USA! Even Modesto’s hometown boy Merle Haggard expressed his feelings for America in “The Fightin’ Side of Me”: Yeah, walkin’ on the fightin’ side of me. Runnin’ down the way of life, Our fightin’ men have fought and died to keep. If you don’t love it, leave it: Let this song I’m singin’ be a warnin’. If you’re runnin’ down my country, man, You’re walkin’ on the fightin’ side of me.
by Eve Oberlander events/1698815243757619/?ti=cl We would love to see all of your faces and appreciate the support. We’d like to thank Brock at Asylum Productions and Justin and LU at Your My Boy Blue for putting on the show, Brian Friend of Laser Voodoo for providing lights and Michael Potter for sound. Thank you to the awesome metal bands and Modesto comedians for Entertainment. Echoes of the Forgotten will be performing that night and say they are a smash up of Nirvana, Chevelle and Lamb of God. They are a three piece alternative metal band from Sonora. Longtime metal head and musician Aden Wrede (formerly Bombs overhead) on Vocals/ Guitar, Haden Peladeau on Bass/Backing Vocals and Ian Wright on Drums. If you’ve been reading my articles then you know BAVMORDA is hella sick. I am a FAN! They just released their first Music Video, Debt to a Witch, this track is off their upcoming EP, watch it here at https:// youtu.be/uE4hZWJvT7M They will be playing On the Y in Sacramento
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on Saturday, July 8th and at Festum Carnis in the foothills of the Sierra Mountains on Sunday, July 9th. There’s still time to purchase your Festum Carnis tickets for three days of live metal music and camping under the stars, follow this link for more http:// www.festumcarnis.com/ BAVMORDA will have physical copies at this weekend’s show, but the coolest thing is everyone can hear their music by this Friday, July 7th on Spotify, Itunes, Amazon and Band Camp. Here are three reasons why I think you should follow BAVMORDA at all their shows 1. The Music (obviously); gather round for trance like head banging 2. The Members; are friendly and want to know you. 3. The Memories; you’ll surely never forget Keeping it Local and Metal
Bastille Day State July 9 – State Theatre
When we experienced the attack on 911 there was another wave of songs that solidified the way many people feel about living in the USA. Here are some more country songs from past and present to add to your patriotic playlist: Toby Keith – Courtesy Of The Red, White, And Blue Aaron Tippin – Where The Stars And Stripes Brooks & Dunn – Only In America Billy Ray Cyrus – Some Gave All Darryl Worley – Have You Forgotten Alan Jackson – Where Were You When The World Stopped Turning Toby Keith – American Soldier Chely Wright – Bumper of My S.U.V. David Ball – Riding With Private Malone The Charlie Daniels Band – In America Rodney Atkins – It’s America Trace Adkins – Arlington Tim McGraw – If You’re Reading This Johnny Cash – Ragged Old Flag
Join your neighbors and friends for crepes made to order in the French classical tradition by Master Baker David Bradford. Enjoy live musical accompaniment as you dine by the youth string ensemble Strings of Fire. And please do indulge in either a Champagne cocktail or something equally magnifique from The State’s bar. Cocktails will be available for purchase along with orange juice and espresso drinks. Follow your repast with the French comic thriller The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq (NR) 1 Hr. 33 Min. In this comedy drama from director Guillaume Nicloux, author Michel Houellebecq is kidnapped by a group of amateur criminals who bungle their efforts from start to finish.
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Thursday 7/27: Dharma Latin Jazz Quintet, a slightly scaled-back configuration of Grammy-winning trombonist Jamie Dubberly’s award-winning Latin jazz/salsa group Orquesta Dharma. 8pm, $20. Visit www.modestounplugged.com for more info on this exciting new listening venue, and have a sweet summer of music!
When The Moon Hits Your Ear By Aaron Rowan
A century ago, W. Somerset Maugham wrote ‘The Moon And Sixpence,’ a novel about a man who leaves his family to pursue his dream of becoming an artist. It was the perfect inspiration as I searched for a name for downtown Modesto’s newest live music venue, which has its grand opening this month. Moon & Sixpence Music And Art House is both a listening concert space and an art gallery, located next to El Sol restaurant in the Cooks Marketplace center at 500 9th St. With 50 or so theatre seats and a front lobby area for local art displays, this all-ages venue will be a home for Americana, bluegrass, indie rock, jazz, world music and more. July features eight concerts, each with its own distinct flavor. Our grand opening Saturday 7/8 will have music by the Kaeli Earle Trio, featuring jazz bassist/singer Kaeli Earle visiting from
Boston, where she studies at Berklee College of Music. Enjoy a high-energy mix of jazz, rock, pop and soul. 7:30pm, $10. Wednesday 7/12: Hot Club Faux Gitane. Gypsy jazz/swing accented with mandolin, bassoon, clarinet, and the occasional melodica. Jazz standards, Latin tunes, and original compositions - all played in the gypsy jazz style. 7pm, $15 Friday 7/14: Buttermilk Moon, a folkgrass trio sharing original songs as well as tunes by Townes van Zandt, Guy Clark, Waylon Jennings and more. 8pm, $10. Sunday 7/16: AJ Lee, seven-time Best Female Vocalist at the Northern California Bluegrass Association Awards, will be joined by fellow songwriter, guitarist & vocalist Jesse Fichman for a vibrant afternoon of Americana, bluegrass and more. 3pm, $10. Wednesday 7/19: Nadine The Band. Rock and roll with heavy and intricate drums, elaborate winding bass lines, and powerful in-your-face vocals and lyrics. 9pm, $8. Friday 7/21: Chris Doud (of The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit) and his new trio act. Musi-
cal arrangements featuring acoustic guitars, subtle percussion, banjos, mandolins, and all manner of folk/Americana/rootsy sounds, accenting lyrics rife with vivid imagery. 8pm, $10. Saturday 7/22: Cooking With Turf, boasting a repertoire of Celtic, Canadian, New England, Appalachian, British, Breton and Galician music. 7:30pm, $15.
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Friendly Fair Fun Facts
By Chris Murphy
We are truly a Classic American City, but we
are also fortunate that we have a Classic American County Fair. Many fairs across the USA and even in neighboring counties are struggling, but here in Stanislaus County, we have a fair that has been thriving, connecting with the community, breaking records, and winning awards for 106 years. The Stanislaus County Fair is led by two dynamic people that have lived for this fair and used their time and talent to keep this fair vital to our community. Dr. Adrenna Alkhas, Ed.D took the reins of the marketing for the Stan Co Fair in 2009 after a successful marketing gig at Vintage Faire. Under her guidance and vision, our fair took off in the newspaper, magazines, bus benches, social media, and everywhere. Matt Cranford is the CEO of the Fair and has a deep background in event management, previously with the San Mateo County Fair and the State Theatre, and is keeping the fair fresh and interesting. Adrenna is an alum of University of the Pacific and CSU Stanislaus and Matt is an alum from CSU Stanislaus as well. Let’s get to know Adrenna and Matt. (this is a short version for this print edition, the full interview is at www.modestoview.com) ModestoView: What was it about the Stanislaus County Fair that tapped into your creativity? Adrenna Alkhas: Have you ever walked the Fair? There is creativity everywhere. I also don’t have a corporation telling me what to do and how to write. I let my imagination come to life. From our latest #TheFlipSide campaign with the words typed upside on social media and an image of a roller coaster upside down to doing Fear Factor interns where they film themselves doing crazy things at the Fair, or using chatbot on Facebook Messenger for contests and meet n greet contest passes, I am constantly looking at new and innovative ways to market the Fair. MV: Why is it that so many fairs are struggling, yet this fair survives and gets stronger? Matt Cranford: Our community. This fair is one of a few that continues to see an increase in livestock programs and support. Our livestock program, from the kids and their projects (animals, FFA and 4H programs), the dedication of staff and volunteers all to the way our sponsors, continues to hold its own and grow where many areas see a decline. MV: Why is a fair so important to our region? Matt: County fairs are an institution that is the epitome of an Americana Culture. As Graffiti Night is a celebration of cruising and classic
cars, County Fairs are a celebration of agriculture, community interests and livestock. However, we really showcase community interests and hobbies for areas including floral, photography, arts and crafts and more. We are also very important in many other aspects including the ability to be a multi-use facility during the year. This year we worked with Stanislaus County OES and American Red Cross to be a shelter during the flooding during February and March. Our grounds were possible animal shelters in case Stanislaus County needed more resources. Our buildings, when not used for fair or in an emergency situation, are used regularly for those needing larger event spaces for fundraisers, parties and other celebrations. Like the County Fair in July, the Fairgrounds is continually used as a space that creates memories and experiences all in a safe place for our community. MV: Describe some of the challenges that make running a fair difficult? Adrenna: As an administrator, the single hardest part of running the fair is working to provide an element that is interesting and attractive to each demographic of our community. From a marketing standpoint, one of the challenges is that we can’t please everyone. We try very hard to accommodate everyone’s needs and make it a great Fair for all. I also want to make sure we are on top of our game with technology and social media, and I do feel overwhelmed at the magnitude of possibilities and don’t want to stress my staff with too many wild ideas.
MV: What do you most look forward to each year? Matt: What new food items may be created for the fair! From deep fried Twinkies to BBQ’d oysters at fair, there is always something to enjoy eating that you don’t get during the rest of the year. I also enjoy walking the grounds during the evening and seeing the young kids having fun with their parents, it is always very satisfying to see how much they are enjoying a night out at the fair. MV: Is there a tradition that has faded that needs to come back or is the fair where you want it to be today? Adrenna: If you look at our photos from 100 years ago, it is the same photos of parents holding their kids enjoying the Fair. In photos from the 1950’s and 60’s you see the same family dynamics, and now you look at present photos, you again still see families enjoying the fair. My point is, tradition and the family fun will always be part of our Fair from Derby to VFW burgers to rides and livestock animals, but the only thing we must change and keep up with, is technology. We now have the Drone Zone, where families can fly their own drones, or from previous years having the big blue robot guy and the gaming expo. MV: If you had all of the budget you needed, what would you do to make the fair better? Adrenna: You are asking the million-dollar question to a marketing person. As I twiddle
my fingers together, there are various things from a marketing standpoint we could do better. I always want our marketing to be fresh and innovative year after year, and although content marketing is a vital part of marketing, so are visuals. MV: Describe a Hall of Fame Moment you have had at the fair. Adrenna: BIG TIME RUSH. If you were here that day, you will know exactly what I mean. It was 2011 and one of the biggest Nickelodeon boy bands was performing at the fair. Families were camped outside the grounds all night; people waited in line to get seated at 5 p.m.; by the time we opened the gates we were already at capacity. From media calls, escorting media to where they needed to be, to guests who were excited to see the band, and me climbing and jumping a fence to get past the crowds, it was a night I will never forget. MV: If you were a kid again, what you want to see at the fair? Matt: I wish as a kid, I could be part of a group that performs at the fair. We now provide a stage for community dance groups, performers and others to showcase their talents. I wish I had been given that opportunity. Adrenna: Zoltar from the movie Big, so I can make a wish. MV: Our traditional question, Beatles or Stones? Matt: I’ll will probably be disowned by my brother and sister in law for saying this, but I’m definitely going with the Stones. Adrenna: Hands down, Beatles. Looks like I’m not getting disowned.
Stanislaus County Fair July 14-23
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Behind the scenes of Liberty Valence by Shannon Carmack Mize
This July you can step back to a time when the west was still wild and the law of the land usually rested in a gun holster. The Prospect Theater Project is presenting Jethro Compton’s The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. The play was written in 2014 and is loosely based on the same 1953 short story by Dorothy M. Johnson that the Hollywood movie was. For those who have seen the black and white movie starring Hollywood favorites John Wayne and Jimmy Stewart, don’t expect a revival, the play differs quite a bit. It will be interesting to see a new take on the same story. PTP’s production, which is closing out their season, will star, among others, Joel Morrison, Michael Hewitt and Jim Kocher. It is directed by Jack Souza and narrated by Jordan Sanchez. Sanchez prepared for that role while finishing up his run with Modesto Performing Arts as Noah, the funeral home’s grave digger, in Oliver! If you did not get a chance to see Oliver!, Sanchez was quite convincing as the rough character. Picking the young 11 year old John Sylvester (Oliver) up by his arms, shaking him and then ending up with the enraged orphan on his back pounding on the filthy grave digger with his fists. When asked about
the manhandling, young John/Oliver said, “it doesn’t actually hurt. It’s only acting. I know what’s going to happen so I’m ready.” This is Sanchez’s first time working Prospect Theater, he said, “It’s been quite an experience. Every rehearsal I’m trying to learn as much as I can. I’m not required to stay after my parts are rehearsed but I usually feel like I’ll miss something interesting so I hang back.” Valance is bound to be an entertaining show if an actor working two shows wants to stay even after he is released. The show opens July 7th and runs through July 23rd. Check out Prospect Theater Project on Facebook or on their website for ticket purchasing information. July 7, 8,9, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23 http://prospecttheaterproject.org/ Tix $20 general $10 Students
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Are you ready for San Francisco OutsideLands 2017? The ViewCrew has been covering this amazing 3-day festival for many years. This music, food and culture festival will happen August 9-11 in the lush greenery of Golden Gate Park at the Polo fields and surrounding meadows featuring The Who, Lorde, Metallica, Gorillaz, Alt-J, Queens of the Stone Age, Fleet Foxes and more. Tickets for this event are sold out, but the ModestoView crew will help you get the most out of your #OSL2017 experience. Couple of quick tips: 1) Make sure you have your hotels booked
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By Chris Murphy, Abigail Murphy, Middagh Goodwin
Lovin Summer in Stanislaus County
We have a summer midway of fun this season. There are music and concert events, we have renaissance and celtic fairs, there is a Star Wars obstacle course and the amazing fruits and vegetables that grow are the stars of our farmers markets and as we hit the cross over the middle of the year, the Stanislaus County Fair brings us all together with the summer lights, smells and sounds of the rides, thrills, and tasty summer treats. This is going to be a crazy July. For the first time in a long time, the summer heat and the summer fun will have big summer water to go along with it. It was just last month that some of the mountain passes cleared, and the rivers and waterfalls are booming. So friends, we all want to have fun at our fairs and festivals, but let’s make sure we are safe too so we can all have a fantastic time.
ROCK the PLAZA Run the River!
Sunshine Rafting Adventures has been running river rafting trips on the Stanislaus River out of Knights Ferry for over 30 years. The season starts July 1st, expect moderate to heavy flows in July mellowing as the Summer progresses. Sunshine Rafting provides family-friendly, low-cost river rafting trips on the Stanislaus River out of Knights Ferry, CA. Trips include all of your rafting equipment, paddles, life jackets, boats, safety talks and instruction and a shuttle at the end of your trip. Come spend a day on the Stanislaus River Sunshine Rafting. www.raftadventure.com
Race with the Force!
In partnership with Interfaith Ministries Of Greater Modesto’s “Feed Modesto” programs and MJC Business Department interns, is the creation of the 1st ever Star Wars themed obstacle course run and film screening titled “The Force Course”. This event will be held at Dutch Hollow Farms July 8th 7:30pm and will include the 2-mile run/obstacle course followed by live music and an outdoor screening of a Star Wars film. Come join us in honoring this iconic series!
PARTY LIKE it’s 1399!
Modesto’s First Annual Celtic and Renaissance Festival. The Event is FREE to attend and starts at 10 am and continues until 5 pm. Enjoy vendors, artisans and crafters such as Ministry of Food which will be serving traditional British cuisine and the Cheeky Archer who will be teaching archery at the event. Pick up a book by author Angelique S. Anderson or something from one of the many other vendors. Dress up and join in the Costume Contest hosted by the NorCal Cosies. Enjoy performances by Danse Macabre, Arabian Jewels, Ashley Dahlin and birds of prey demonstrations by Full Circle Falconry. Meet local cosplayer Ashley Fee who will be dressed as Arwen Queen of Gondor and also members of the Miss Harvest Festival. These are but a sampling of the fun and interesting things that will be happening. Come out bring the friends and family and let’s make this an ongoing Modesto Tradition.
Enjoy live downtown musical entertainment every Friday evening until the end of September. Bring your family and friends out for a FREE outdoor concert in the 10th Street Plaza showcasing some of Modesto Area finest. This month featuring Cajun and Zydeco with BluesBox Bayou Band(7th), 80’s Music and more with Cloak & Swagger(14th), Rock and Pop originals and covers by CallBox(21st) and Mark & Brian(father and son duo 28th). Make sure you come out early to get a good spot on the patio at Fuzio or Ralston’s Goat or just bring a lawn chair and enjoy the music. This is the perfect way to start your evening for the late movie at Brenden Theatres.
MUSIC at the FAIR
The Stanislaus County Fair has an amazing line up this year for concerts. So grab your corn dog, a beer and head to the show. Check out these amazing headliners on the main stage July 14 – Leanne Rimes, July 15 – UB40, July 16 – Banda Rancho Viejo, July 17 – Eli Young Band, July 18 – Morris Day and the Time, July 19 – 38 Special, July 20 – Lonestar, July 21
– Good Charlotte, July 22- Dennis Quaid & the Sharks. This is going to be a blast. Hypnotist Suzy Haner will be on the Community Stage nightly. Check www.stancofair. com for daily updates and specials. www. modestoview.com www.stancofair.com
RIDE the RAILS
The third oldest railroad in North America, the Sierra Railroad in Oakdale, CA is located between San Francisco and Yosemite National Park, so travelers and Modesto area locals alike can enjoy American comfort food, interactive shows, and more. We at ModestoView recommend the Beer Train and the Murder Mystery Train! On the Beer Train, spend a 2.5 hour train ride enjoying live local music and trying local Northern California craft beers while enjoying the picturesque scenery. (Ages 21+) On the 2.5 hour Murder Mystery Train ride, you’ll meet a quirky cast of characters with a different storyline for each train and you’re in charge of solving the mystery all during a three-course dinner! (Ages 13+) www.sierrarailroad.com
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Summer Yes Company
Are you ready to let loose? Make sure to go see YES Company’s rendition of Footloose this summer at the Gallo Center for the Arts from July 21st to July 30th. YES Company is a youth theatre program introducing students to the performing arts through intensive summer theatrical training and year-round exposure to performance and the arts. We love supporting our community’s children in their passion for arts and music! Tickets are available atwww.GalloArts.org. Dancing is not a crime, but to miss Footloose would be! We dare you not t dance.
The 4th of July is a holiday that Modesto, CA knows how to celebrate! Since 1874, Modesto has held a parade through downtown and this year, the parade, organized by the amazing people in Modesto Kiwanis, will start at 9:30 am to kick off the festivities. From 11 am to 3 pm, following the parade, there will be activities for the kids, live music, food vendors, and craft booths in 10th Street Plaza for the All American Festival! Don’t forget to pick up some sparklers and fireworks to support the local vendors around town such as the high school groups raising money for their orchestra, marching band, clubs, and other good causes! Always remember to be smart and celebrate safely with fireworks!
Bring your rafts, noodles, and lounge chairs for a night full of swimming, splashing, food, and movies at the Johansen High School Pool! Make sure to be there July 7th from 8:15 to 9:15 pm. Snacks, treats, and popcorn will be for sale and the movie to be screened is the comedy “The Wild Life” about a parrot and his friend Robinson Crusoe! This is a great way to beat the heat, hang out with the family, and relax, especially after a hectic week celebrating the 4th!
This just may be the biggest party ever in Modesto! Sunday, July 30th is the first annual Porchfest in Modesto! Come and enjoy a FREE afternoon of music in the College, La Loma, and Downtown Neighborhoods from 2 pm to 6 pm. This grassroots event will be held on over 35 porches around town and will feature many performances from local musicians. We are so excited to have this event for the first year in our city and it couldn’t be done without the sponsorship of the City of Modesto and the ModShop Crew. We will see you there! The ViewCrew will have a porch with lots of great bands. To see the full line up as the event gets closer, www.modestoporchfest.com
Splash Zones Are you ready for one hot summer? Remember to stay cool & stay hydrated! The city of Modesto has a bunch of places to cool down this summer, so if you don’t have a pool of your own or want to get out for some fun water activities, check out these pools and places all over town, all maintained and cared for by your Modesto Parks and Recreation Department! Don’t forget the popsicles and sunscreen! Splash Grounds are located at Coffee-Claratina Park, George Rogers Park, Freedom Park, Lion’s Junction, Marshall Park, Sanders Neighborhood Park, Sylvan Park, and Ustach Park. They’re open daily 2 pm to 6 pm until September 4th. www.modestogov.com/543/Splash-Grounds
There is so much to experience this summer. We are still in MoBand season with a few more Thursday nights in the park. We have fantastic farmer’s markets in most of the cities in Stanislaus County including a Downtown Night market on the first Friday. Music in 10th St Plaza every Friday night and brightens up your week and the local restaurant patios and cafes make evenings wonderful where happy hour is a special time. ModestoCon Comic Convention will bring the Cosies out and nothing says Americana like a county fair, and the Stanislaus County Fair is the cornerstone of July, featuring national and local music, fun fairway food and rides and the best of our local farmers and award-winning animals. Check out all of the fun at the fair and these exciting things to do and make sure you check www.modestoview. com before you leave the house so you don’t miss anything. Send us an event tip at firstname.lastname@example.org Don’t forget to download the FREE smartphone AP for iOS and Android so you are always in the loop. Make sure you tag your pics with #modestoview on instagram and snapchat so that we can share your stories with our readers.
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at the FAIR!
July is upon us and man was the end of June Hot (hope July is much more forgiving.) This year the MAMAs, ModestoView and Beat Happy! Music has teamed up with the Stanislaus County Fair to get more locals booked on their stages. With over 40 local artists curated(8 former MAMA winners) include the bands playing Music in the Plaza this year, we are pretty thrilled. The goal of the Modesto Area Music Association moving forward is not to be just an Awards show. We want to be a resource to help events venues and performers connect. Catch these bands on the Coors Light Center Stage Friday 7-14 5:00 Mondo Live Music 6:30 Mondo Live Music Saturday 7-15 UB40 12:30 MF Silverado Band 2:00 #209Comedy 3:30 Let us Chant 5:00 #209Comedy 6:30 A La Lune Sunday 7-16 12:30 The Island Duo 2:00 Mattéa Overstreet 3:30 Francesca Nicola Passero 5:00 JustKayla 6:30 Callbox Monday 7-17 5:00 Geovanie Alexander Brooks 6:30 Buffalo Buffalo 7:45 Big Me 9:30 The Dramatics Tuesday 7-18 7:45 Desert Wind Dancers 9:30 The Cartel Band Wednesday 7-19 5:00 Patty Castillo Davis Music 6:30 Triple D 7:45 Triple D 9:30 Patty Castillo Davis Music Thursday 7-20 5:00 Tomorrow’s Son 6:30 Bed Heads 7:45 Double Barrel Boys 9:30 Satisfied Mindz Friday 7-21 5:00 Painting Chaos 6:30 Mid October 7:45 Remedy 9:30 Remedy Saturday 7-22 12:30 Kind of Blue 2:00 Mystic Moon 3:30 The Sweet Taunts 5:00 The Polyester Wags 6:30 Marirose & The Gypsies 7:45 Vodessa Music 9:30 Icarus Jones Sunday 7-23 12:30 Mad Elizabeth 2:00 Movin Along 3:30 The Royal Order 5:00 Stormfall 6:30 Discordia
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Recently there has been an explosion in Geek Culture, from Movies and TV to Cons popping up all over. There are is at least a dozen Pop Culture Conventions in the 209. Here is a rundown of what is happening this month. • Los Banos Comic Con July 2nd 11am-5pm $5 at the Los Banos Portuguese Hall. This is an old school style expo with lots of vendors a few guests and a great cosplay contest. • Modesto-Con July 8-9th $5 10am-5pm at the Modesto Centre Plaza. They are in their second year and have expanded taking over the entire Center Plaza including the Hotel Ballroom. Expect over a 100 Vendors/Artists, Celebrity Guests including RJ Hardy, Michael Koske, Dennis Knight and Panels and much more. A con highlight the Geek Fashion Show will happen at 6:30pm Saturday Night. Like to Cosplay and Dance? Come out a day early for Club Mod-Con at the Double Tree.
• Modesto’s Celtic and Renaissance Fair July 8th FREE Graceda Park. Finally something for the Medieval Geek in Modesto. Enjoy Vendors, Artisans and Crafters. Learn Archery and enjoy birds of prey and archery demonstrations. Check out the entertainment on stage from belly dancing to the danse macabre. • USS Balthasar Commissioning Celebration and Fundraiser July 8th 7-10pm $30 Ridgway. USS Balthasar is a Star Trek Fan Club that raises money for arts in schools. Meet ModCon guests Larry Nemecek(Dr Star Trek), and actors Ryan T. Husk and Rico Anderson. • The Force Course Dutch Hollow Farms 7:30pm FREE Come test your skills on obstacles for all levels and ages, enjoy vendors, music, movie theater-style concessions, and raffle prizes followed by a FREE screening of 2015 mega-hit Star Wars: The Force Awakens on an outdoor screen.
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The LaLoma Native Plant garden is finally a reality and thanks to a huge neighborhood and Love Modesto effort, this once barren lot is now a really cool park with a trail and native California plants. Now, the park has a new bulletin board to showcase what is going on. Thanks to the hard work of Eagle Scout, Jacob Kubik, from Boy Scout Troop 13, a new bulletin board has been installed at the native plant garden. It will be used to post informational materials about the garden, native plants, pollinators, ways the community can get involved, etc. Jacob took on the construction and installation as his Eagle Scout project, working on it for over three months. It will be a valuable asset for the garden. When time came for installin the bulletin board, he got the help of many of the scouts in Troop 13. It took two days of digging posts, cementing braces, shingling the roof, and hanging doors to get the two-sided bulletin board in place.
The neighborhood is grateful for his hard work and well executed craftmanship! This is just an example of the way our community can work together. If you haven’t seen this really cool park, please stop by and check it out on Encina between Conejo and Phoenix. You can help this park by contributing to the GoFundMe site to develop more plantings and landscape. https://www.gofundme.com/laloma-native-plant-garden
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MAMA by Middah Goodwin Wow, is it July Already? We are more than halfway through the year; Summer heat is upon us and the Modesto Area Music Awards are just around the corner. Voting goes live in August, and the ceremony at the historic State Theatre set for October 10th. Yes, it is that time of year when we get down to brass tacks and compile a list of all the area performers.Venues, events and do our best to narrow it down. Narrowing down the list is not an easy task, and for the board members to do it correctly, we need you the artists, the venues, the promoters and the fans to let us know who you think are the best choices. Send us your list to the Facebook page or email@example.com. Go to modestoareamusic.com for a complete list of categories. Are there any new venues in the Valley we should know about, any events that need to be recognized? Valley Music Institute has moved downtown to 12th Street(check them out for lessons and to catch some great youth bands.) Moon & Sixpence is a new Art House on 9th Street. Grand Opening will be July 8th with a performance Kaeli Earle Trio, Hot Club Faux
Gitane is scheduled for the 12th. It will be a home for Americana, Jazz, Bluegrass, Indie Rock, Local Art and Theater. Do you want to see some more acts before you send in your picks? Check out the Stanislaus County Fair Center Stage this year, and there are over 40 local performers. Friday’s head to Downtown Modesto for Music in the Plaza. This month catch BluesBox Bayou Band 7th, Cloak & Swagger 14th, Callbox 21st and Mark & Brian on the 28th. MAMA and Beat Happy! Music curated these stages, and there is something for everyone to enjoy. Connecting the dots is part of the MAMA ongoing mission, placing performers with events and venues. Is your group or event looking for artists? Contact us. I encourage you all to get out and see more performances, check out different venues, perform at an open mic yourself. Art is what makes any place worth living, and Modesto has an abundance of talent that just needs to cultivated(you the fans are the sunshine and water that make art grow.) Bring your friends and family out with you. As always send in your calendar to events@ modestoview.com
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Hi folks, I am writing this up on the first day of summer and if this is any indication of things to come it’s going to be a hot one. I’m going to recommend that you drink lots of water and hang out with some cool blues musicians. Some things to keep an eye on this summer. Every Sunday in Moke Hill at the Hotel Leger they are having a Blues BBQ party. There is a different band each week, great food and a huge shaded pool right next to the stage. I will be there with the Cryin’ Shame on the 9th but, check out their FB for who’s playing when. You can check out Rob Hill Band at P. Wexford’s on July 1st. Rob Jazzy Blue sound goes great with any of the couple dozen beers they keep on tap. Jeramy Norris and the Dangerous Mood with be up at the Hotel Leger on the 4th for a night of danceable blues you can use. If you want to cool down, you can head up to Sac on the 7th to check out Lydia Pense and Cold Blood at Swabbies. Lydia has been one of the most recognized voices out of San Francisco since 1969. Her band is going just as strong as ever and is well worth checking out. On the 21st I will be back up at the Torch Club in Sac with the Cryin’ Shame. It’s one of the most fun places to play in my opinion. You can catch the B-4 Dawn Band Feat. Terrie Londee at Yosemite Lanes. They mix Classic Rock, Funk, R&B and Blues. On the 25th you can catch Blues Legend Robert Cray at the Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom. Robert’s voice is so clear, powerful and his guitar playing is incredible. I have been a fan for years; this is one to catch. On the 28th you have a couple of pretty compelling choices. You could head over to Mountain Winery and check out Buddy Guy and Jonny
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Lang, or you could head to The Blues and Bones Festival in Calaveras. I’ll Start with Buddy Guy. I have seen Buddy 4 times; he is a showman. He can outplay just about everyone I have ever seen on guitar and has the voice and the stage presence to move the biggest crowds in the world. True Blues Royalty. This year’s Blues and Bones is looking pretty hot as well. Headlined by John Nemeth, who is one of the hottest blues singers I have ever seen. He can sing clear as a bell like an R&B crooner or he can come at you with a growl perfect for some juke joint blues. His harmonica is an extension of his hand and in just one listen you can hear why this man is hot on the heels of stardom. Rounding out the festival this year from San Jose, Maxx Cabello Jr. from Sac the Ben Rice Trio, from Fresno AC Miles from our neck of the woods Jeramy Norris and the Dangerous Mood and The Marc Chauvette Band. Tough Choice but, these are the kind of problems we like. Don’t forget folks this are now three blues jams in our area to check out. Wednesdays at Haven Acres hosted by Jeramy Norris. Thursday at the Barkin Dog hosted by Dave Dow and another one at Garlic Brothers Stockton also organized by Jeramy Norris. Have a great month, and I hope to see you out at a show.
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LIVE JAZZ If you luv music you’re gonna love this Well you know it’s “Summer in the City” when you’re up at the crack and still it is hot, hot, hot!. I have learned to pace myself since moving to the Valley years ago and now have the sense to get out of the heat mid day before my brains turn to mush and I stop making sense to anyone listening. Well Graffiti Summer continues, but remember to pace yourself, drink plenty of fluids preferable water and stay cool. We have lost some great musicians this year nationally but one of our own musical talents in the Valley, Mrs. Penny Gail-White passed recently. Even in failing health she came and sang wonderfully at one of the last Blue Monday Party with our house band, she remains in spirit and always in our hearts. Blue Monday Invitational Jam returns to the Barkin’ Dog Grill this July 10 with a special tribute to the late Penny Gail White, one of the best singers ever to grace the Central Valley. The Sensations a vocal group she sang with over the years is on the gig and all that played with Penny are
By Eric Benson invited to come down and play. Also on the gig so far are Dave Souza and David Dow. House band Ultra Lounge, 7-piece band is a super group of all the best players in the area features: lead vocalist, guitar and bass player Dave Sousa, Johnny Valdes guitar, Tim Allen bass, vocals, Dave Hawks on drums, Eric Benson & Pat Governor on keys, and horn section: Andrew Rosenblum Sax, trumpet, Kevin Marin Trumpet. Show from 7 to 10 PM with food and drink available in an all age venue. Call the Dog for reservations: 572-2341. If you play, come on down and sit in with the best musicians in the area, it’s gonna’ be smoking! The Barkin’ Dog Grill’s lineup for July: July 1st Gary Gervase Blues Band, 7th Me & You Band, 8th Marry Stewart Band, 10th Blue Monday Party, 14th Gottschalks Music Center student bands, 15 ELF Band with Tim Lachuga, 21st pianist David Dow & Friends, 22nd Bourbon Street Blues Band, and 28th Victoria Boyington Presents. If you like the Blues Gary’s Band and Bourbon Street are great Chicago style Blues, and if you
John Griswold this time around is bringing in Incendio a Latin guitar and world fusion Band to Luca Winery Ripon. The band plays amazing music in the style of Otmar Leibert, Jesse Cook and the Gypsy Kings. The Show is in a beautiful want to hear some great Jazz guitar with a smok- outdoor venue with dining, art show, preshow ing group come out for Larry Stewart Band. music, wine tasting, emergency chocolate tent The State Theatre brings in World music act and a whole lot of nice folks. There are three Ozomatli in July18th, and returning also to the levels of seating: Lawn, General, Prime and VIP. state a one man guitar extravaganza Mr. Tommy Ticketing is online through website at www. Emmanuel in concert. If you even like guitar Red-Tie.org and you click there on the Eventa little bit check out guitar slinger Tommy, has brite logo and see all the options. played almost every idiom on guitar and is a Come back out for Third Thursday Art Walk 5 great fomenter of the Chet Atkins style of playto 9:00 PM for some great art and music in the ing, studying with Chet Atkins. downtown! Lowdown on the jam session in the I bought my season’s tickets for the Gallo and downtown: Queen Bean Sundays open mike some nice things coming down the pike. For July night also in an all age environment. So take 6th the Happy Together tours with the Turtles’, some time out to hear some live music and the the Association and other 60’s groups. arts of our own town as well this month, think Give it up for John Griswold’s last sold out show globally and act locally. Michael Jackson tribute with an amazing show at All the best, peace out! Eric Benson, cell 209great attendance, we would like to do this again! 918-7033.
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An Explosive Summer of Music By Patty Castillo Davis
There is no shortage of things to do in and around the 209. Music is on every corner and music makers are in their “season”. One of the key events where we invest in and teach the next generation of musicians and sound engineers is at the Modesto Sound Summer Camp at the Gallo Center. How cool is a new generation of sound engineering professionals. The Stanislaus County Fair will feature a MAMA stage this year where nominees and winners of Modesto Area Music Awards will showcase their eclectic styles. See page 17 for the full MAMA line up and go support our local musicians at the Fair and don’t forget the weekly Music in The Plaza show in 10th St Plaza. Sunday Breakfast at Deva is hosting a great lineup of entertainment in a loving space and family friendly environment-7/2 Big Me, 7/9 Tim Allen and Patty Castillo Davis, 7/16 Dale Huff, 7/30 Me&You and down the street at Ralston’s Goat, there is music nearly all day Sunday for your
enjoyment. The ModestoView stage at the Third Thursday Art walk on July 20 will present Tim Allen and his incredible interpretations of your favorite cover tunes. Just try to stump the band, he knows nearly everything. Watch for the first annual Porchfest on July 30th, a giant house party with bands on the porches throughout the city. www. modestoporchfest.com The offerings are plentiful so please support the scene, choose an eatery that has live musicians, buy tickets to legit music fundraisers, offer your space as a new venue, share events on social media that feature women performers and drop your money to buy band merch. Come see me in the train, a porch, the Farmers Market, concert in a park or in Knight’s Ferry! Please send your songwriter events to pattycastillodavis.com and inquiries for booking firstname.lastname@example.org
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July 12th head out to Turlock for Ha-Sauce Delight at the Pizza Factory. Hosted by local funny man AJ DeMello. With guest headliner JR De Guzman and featuring Christopher John and Bill Wallis. July 15th at Cheroot Lounge catch local favorite and MAMA winner Anthony K. Anthony produces a monthly show at the cigar lounge and will be headlining a show of his own. Limited seating and only $5 in advance. Join the Deaf Puppies and Friends in Manteca on the same night at the Pub & Lounge with
Comfort is an experience of physical and mental ease. From a Zen point of view comfort is largely something perceived in our mind. For example a Buddhist monk will be comfortable sleeping on a hard surface but uncomfortable when sleeping in a soft bed. To be less dependent on comfort makes the monk stronger. Clinging to comfort all the time can be a hindrance to our personal growth and selfdiscovery. Years ago I remember getting very hot and uncomfortable in a T’ai Chi class. My mind began to only focus on my discomfort. I couldn’t concentrate and I certainly did not enjoy the class. I just hoped it would be over soon. When the class finally finished my teacher told us that as a young boy in China he and everyone else worked and practiced in any kind of weather, very cold or very hot. “You just keep doing it” he said. “ Change your mind”. This inspired me and when in the next class I kept my mind from complaining I was really surprised to find that I had indeed gone beyond what I thought I was able to do. And it had not hurt me, to the contrary, it had broken through what I had perceived to be my limit,
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It is hot this time of year and sometimes, the best work out may be right at home. Here is how I turned a room at my house into a place to train. What you’re looking at is not a performing Arts stage, but one of the most important rooms in my home. Behind these curtains is my home gym equipped with every need to help keep the doctor away and keep cool. Not sure how or even why it played out in our society that for some reason we think we need two rooms to eat food in. OK, I get it. The formal dinning room is a nice room to gather for family holidays. But if you grew up like I did, we only used the formal dinning room at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Seriously! Talk about unused valuable space in my mind for the other 363 days of the year. Perhaps I’m not alone, I’m thinking this formal dinning room thing should have died out with the thought of getting dressed for dinner. I mean; when was the last time you got dressed in a button down shirt and tie to have dinner in your home. These days I’m thinking just having the family together at dinner time is more important than what room we eat in. Well’ that’s me and I’ve always been one to think outside of the box. This is why I turned my formal dinning room into a state of the art gym. For me it was an easy decision. I mean everyday I’d go to the
gym, had a hard time finding a parking spot, had to take a number for my fitness machines and spend more time prepping to go to the gym than I wanted to and those runs and outdoor can be tough on this triple digit heat. Heck, by the time I prepped my gear, food and found a parking spot at the gym and the temp gets to 100, I could have already ran 8 miles. With that being said, I am now enjoying the comforts of my own home gym in a room that is used basically everyday verses twice a year when it was a formal dinning room. Make no mistake, being a DJ in fitness and one who takes his health seriously, I spared no expense converting my home gym to a regular studio entertaining exercise calorie disco inferno. On the wall if front of my treadmill, spin bike & elliptical machine I have a 55 inch 3D TV connected to a sound system and Serato DJ software. To keep cool, I have a 74 inch fan and a high powered floor fan I can place in front of any fitness machine. For the visual and for a little bit of fun, I installed 18 black lights, 2 laser lights, a mirror ball with 2 pin spots to help me along with the illusion that I’m traveling through time while in one place. So friends, I save time, stay cool and keep in my fitness groove throughout the summer. Your may not create a space like this, but you get the idea on how you can do it too. Keep your eyes tuned here to your Modesto View Magazine, within the next few months I’ll be sharing more of what kind of workouts I’m doing daily in the comfort of my own home.
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I just spent half of June traveling through the beautiful country of Spain with my family. The distance from my hometown really increased my fondness for all of the wonderful things here. Make sure that this summer you don’t miss those exciting Modesto-specific events like Graffiti nights and concert in the park! I spent a good chunk of my travels on an island called Majorca, home to over 4,000 caves. I got the opportunity to venture through a pitchblack cave, half submerged in water, off of the coast of the island. It was an amazing experience and got me thinking, people in Modesto should be able to do this locally too! There are two caverns near Modesto that are rich with California history and lots of family fun! At Mercer Caverns, about a 1.5 hour drive,
By Leia Johnson the cost for adults is $16 and for children $9. Now let me tell you, this is incredible price for the adventure that awaits. The walking distance is about a quarter of a mile and the tour reaches 192 feet underground. This is great family activity, that all can accomplish. For more information, check out www.mercercaverns.com. Another short 1 hour drive is to the adventure-filled, Moaning Cavern. This Cavern offers a variety of tours, each at different thrill levels. There are walking tours, 165 foot rope rappelling and longer adventure trips, all offered at one location. On top of exploring a new cavern, there is also a zip-line and a climbing tower at the site. For more information on this cavern, go to www. caverntours.com/moaning-cavern-adventurepark-and-california-zip-lines Caverns are a great way for the entire family to have a daring, but safe, trip all together. Not to mention, it’s an ideal way to beat the heat! Both adventures are close, and in beautiful locations, so it’s easy to make a picnic and a day out of your trip. I hope you have a fantastic July and continue to stay involved in your community! Much Love
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The Heat Is On!
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It’s hotter than imaginable as Summertime greats us with open arms. Ms. M is sipping a pink lemonade under a shade tree in her backyard on this hot day thinking how wonderful it is to be able to feel the heat and also wishing it was a little cooler. Don’t let that unseasonably hot weather throw you too far. There’s plenty to do in Modesto. Ms. M has been busy looking for ways to keep you cool that won’t cost too much. Here are a few reasonable ways to beat the heat. Welcome in July by having a Happy Fourth of July! Don’t miss the Fourth of July parade in Downtown Modesto! The parade and celebrating the Fourth is annual event that has been happening in our city for 143 years. The traditional parade route runs through downtown with amazing floats, marching bands and so much more. Make sure you catch the All American festival following the parade at 11am in 10th street plaza for family friendly fun, music, food and more until 3pm. More info: http://www.modestojulyparade.com/ Sometimes the best way to hear a story is from the author. Tri-Chromatic Gallery’s monthly series The Writer’s Studio hosted by Dana Koster is back with writer Sarah Scoles on July 7th. The free event runs from 7-9pm and will feature a book signing following a Q&A with the author. Sarah Scoles will be promoting her book, Making Contact: Jill Tarter and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence. More Info: https://www.facebook.com/ events/116658938937738/ It’s definitely not summer without a little fun. Connect with a classic comedy and enjoy a beer by heading over to Center Stage Conservatory. July 14-15th they present The Wet Hot American Summer Drinking Game. 21+ pay the suggested donation of $15 and get all you can drink beer. Audience is encouraged to drink alongside the players to raise money for
CSC. More info: https://www.facebook.com/ events/1690836964544760 Getting creative is a wonderful way to keep cool with all the heat. Head over to the Queen Bean for an art class presented by The Black Sheep Ink. This all ages indoor event happens every Wednesday from 6-8pm for $10. You are provided art supplies and inspiration to get your creative energy flowing. Don’t miss out on the chance to make art. Info: https:// www.facebook.com/theblacksheepsink/ End your month with a lot of music. Make sure you catch Modesto’s Porchfest on July 30th. From 2-6pm this fun, free, communityfocused afternoon will feature great local music throughout Modesto. The event will be held on over 25 porches in the LaLoma, College, and Downtown neighborhoods featuring local musicians. Info: http://www.modestoporchfest.com Stay hydrated and cool, Modesto! Kisses, m.
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Free QiGong Class Horseshoe tournament IE The Magician In One Accord Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Mini Car Show My Cousin Rachel My Cousin Rachel My Cousin Rachel Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner Open MIc Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime Riverbank Golden Ages Trax on Wax Ukulele Beginners Class Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong Velvet Creamery Car Show WCPL Poker Wednesdays Wee Move & Play Wig Out Wednesdays Wiggle Worms Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday July 6 Alyssa Edwards Beer Flight Night Casanova's Night Club David Dow & Friends Jam Happy Together Tour Johnny & Kelly July Social with MoBand Kaiser Farmer's Market Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Karaoke/Lip Sync Kyle the Great Line Dancing Live Music MoBand Concert- "Summer of Love" My Cousin Rachel Oakdale Museum & History Center Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Spanish Preschool Storytime Veteran's Foundation Weekly Fundraiser Dance July 7 1st Friday Craft Grab 1st Friday Street Faire A&W Graffiti Summer Battered Beaver Live DJs Blues Box Bayou Band Boyfriend Afterparty Club Mod Con Dive Bar Poets Dive-In Movie DJ Tease Funstrummers Gig Band Rehearsal Great Valley Museum Kid's Program Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Again Live Music Mattea Overstreet Mini Car Show Mother Lode Faire Music in the Plaza My Cousin Rachel Neil & Matt Neil Buettner Oakdale LEGO Day Rick Barnes Science Night Tasting Room Open Teens Rockin' Jump The Beguiled The Black Heart Market The Hero The Man who Shot Liberty Valance The Weekend Dance Party Unplugged Live Music USS Bathasar VFW Hamburger Night Village Dancers of the Valley Yosemite Music Festival July 8 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up A&W Graffiti Summer B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Battered Beaver DJ Awal Bilingual Preschool Storytime Celtic & Renaissance Fest DJ Tease Fochella Folk Dancing Lessons Kaeli Earle Trio Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Music Mini Car Show Mizz Monique's Dragalicious Show Modesto Con 2017
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Have fun and be Safe! • Please Designate a Driver Modesto Fiji Festival Mother Lode Faire Nina Bo'Nina Brown Oakdale Museum & History Center Old Skool Saturdays Rock'n Da Block with Jesus Block Party Rockin' Saturdays Saturday Easy D Ride The Beguiled The Force Course The Hero The Hero The Man who Shot Liberty Valance The Weekend Dance Party Uke Jamz USA Dance Chapter Uss Balthasar Veloci Rap Tour Word Art Yosemite Music Festival July 9 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Acoustic Live Brunch Music Annual Bastille Day Bash Bastille Day Bash 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-Con Mother Lode Faire Queen Bean Open Mic Night Seniors Club Breakfast Shop til You Drop Sunday Funday Sunday FunDay Brunch Music The Beguiled The Big Mix The Hero The Man who Shot Liberty Valance USA Dance Ballroom Dancing VFW Breakfast July 10 Blue Monday with Eric Bensen and friends Creative Clay Art Class Dance Exercise Class Josh Rosenblum Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Overreaters Anonymous Preschool Story Time Summer Recording Arts Camp The Beguiled The Hero The Man who Shot Liberty Valance Trivia Night Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Class WCPL Poker Mondays Wiggle Worms July 11 Acoustic Jam at Queen Bean Bingo Forever Young Dance Club Golden Valley Chorus Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Lavonne & the Trainwreck Magic Frontier Tournament Name That Tune Nick Campos Poetry Reading wGillian Wegener Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Successful Thinkers Network Mtg Summer Recording Arts Camp Sweet Lu's Open Mic The Hero The Man who Shot Liberty Valance Tilted Tuesdays w/DJ Tease Tipsy Tuesdays Toastmaster Supper Club Trivia Tuesday Turlock Seniors Dance Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Jam Wee Move & Play Wiggle Worms Yoga with Rosa July 12 80s night/DJ Gully Art Class with Patrick Barr & Kristin Moore Country Dance Lessons Creole Jazz Kings Figure Drawing Drop In Free Knit and Crochet Class Free QiGong Class Horseshoe tournament Hot Club Faux Gitane
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Modesto: Between H & I Streets on 15th St near the library. Thurs & Sats 7am-1pm (March through December)
Kaiser Medical Center
Modesto: 4601 Dale Road, Thurs 8am-2pm (year-round)
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Turlock Original Certified Farmer’s Market Stanislaus County Fairgrounds. 8-1 pm
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DR. KUMAR VISHWAS AUGUST 4th
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The VALLEY TALENT PROJECT AUGUST 27th
SCOTTY McCREERY AUGUST 30th
PINK FLOYD SHOW
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Free Knit and Crochet Class Free QiGong Class Horseshoe tournament IE The Magician In One Accord Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch MAMAs at the Fair Mini Car Show Nadine the Band Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner Open MIc Paris Can't Wait Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime Riverbank Golden Ages Stop Making Sense Ukulele Beginners Class Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong Velvet Creamery Car Show WCPL Poker Wednesdays Wee Move & Play Wig Out Wednesdays Wiggle Worms Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday July 20 Beer Flight Night Casanova's Night Club Comedy Night David Dow & Friends Jam Day by Day, Cidal Green Team Educational Meeting Johnny & Kelly Kaiser Farmer's Market Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Karaoke/Lip Sync Kyle the Great Line Dancing Live Music Lonestar MAMAs at the Fair Oakdale Museum & History Center Paris Can't Wait Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Spanish Preschool Storytime The Man who Shot Liberty Valance The Poorhouse Millionaires Third Thursday Art Walk Veteran's Foundation Weekly Fundraiser Dance Vintage Faire Mall Kids Club July 21 A&W Graffiti Summer Alyssa Edwards Backyard Bookworms Battered Beaver Live DJs Boyfriend Afterparty Callbox Chris Doud DJ Tease Friday Night Out Funstrummers Gig Band Rehearsal Good Charlotte Great Valley Museum Kid's Program Irish Cultural Society Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Music MAMAs at the Fair Mattea Overstreet Mini Car Show Neil & Matt Neil Buettner Oakdale LEGO Day Rick Barnes Tasting Room Open Teens Rockin' Jump The Man who Shot Liberty Valance The Weekend Dance Party Tommy Emmanuel Unplugged Live Music VFW Hamburger Night Village Dancers of the Valley Yes Co. Footloose July 22 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up A&W Graffiti Summer Alexa's Craniofacial Awareness Charity Dinner & Dance B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Battered Beaver DJ Awal Bilingual Preschool Storytime Cooking with Turf Death to the Other Side Dennis Quaid and the Sharks DJ Tease Folk Dancing Lessons Gotcha Covered Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Music MAMAs at the Fair Mini Car Show Mizz Monique's Dragalicious Show Oakdale Museum & History Center Old Skool Saturdays
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RLC Summer Concert Rockin' Saturdays Saturday Easy D Ride Summer Jam TBS Bike Crawl The Man who Shot Liberty Valance The Weekend Dance Party Twain Harte Summer Art & Wine Festival Yes Co. Footloose July 23 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Acoustic Live Brunch Music Champagne Brunch Buffet Country Music Jam with Dancing and Free Potluck FOE Breakfast Hughson Senior Dance & Potluck Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Karaoke with Laura Lupillo Rivera MAMAs at the Fair Manteca Senior Dance Queen Bean Open Mic Night Seniors Club Breakfast Show & Shine Carshow Stanislaus Humanists Brunch Sunday Funday Sunday FunDay Brunch Music The Big Mix The Man who Shot Liberty Valance Twain Harte Summer Art & Wine Festival VFW Breakfast Yes Co. Footloose July 24 Acoustic Open Mic Creative Clay Art Class Dance Exercise Class Josh Rosenblum Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Overreaters Anonymous Preschool Story Time Trivia Night Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Class WCPL Poker Mondays Wiggle Worms July 25 Acoustic Jam at Queen Bean Bingo Forever Young Dance Club Golden Valley Chorus Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Magic Frontier Tournament Name That Tune Nick Campos Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Successful Thinkers Network Mtg Sweet Lu's Open Mic The Herb Henry Band Tilted Tuesdays w/DJ Tease Tipsy Tuesdays Toastmaster Supper Club Trivia Tuesday Turlock Seniors Dance Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Jam Wee Move & Play Wiggle Worms Yoga with Rosa July 26 80s night/DJ Gully Art Class with Patrick Barr & Kristin Moore Country Dance Lessons Creole Jazz Kings Figure Drawing Drop In Free Knit and Crochet Class Free QiGong Class Horseshoe tournament IE The Magician In One Accord Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Lunch Hour Meditation Mini Car Show Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner Open MIc Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime Riverbank Golden Ages Stanislaus Bar Assoc. Golf Tourney Stanislaus County Coin Club Ukulele Beginners Class Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong Velvet Creamery Car Show WCPL Poker Wednesdays Wee Move & Play Wig Out Wednesdays Wiggle Worms Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday
Davis Park Church of Christ, Modesto Rockin' Jump, Modesto Oakdale Bicycle Shop Weber Point Events Center, Stockton The Devine Swine, Modesto Prospect Theater Crocodile's, Modesto Twain Harte Center, Twain Harte Gallo Center For the Arts Cruisers, McHenry & Kiernan, Modesto Deva Cafe, J St, Modesto Surla's, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Eagles Hall, 126 Camellia Way 2307 Fourth St, Hughson Ridgway's, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Stanislaus County Fair, Turlock Stanislaus County Fair, Turlock 295 Cherry Lane, Manteca Queen Bean Coffee House Denny's 1525 McHenry Modesto The Tilted Turtle, Modesto Panera Bread, Turlock The Udder Place, Turlock Ralston's Goat, Modesto Crocodile's, Modesto Prospect Theater Twain Harte Center, Twain Harte VFW Hall Modesto Gallo Center For the Arts Boardroom, Modesto The Chartreuse Muse, Modesto Salida Library P. Wexford's, Modesto Ridgway's, Modesto Sutter Gould Office, McHenry Village Keyes Library The Udder Place, Turlock First Methodist Modesto Modesto Senior Center Tilted Turtle, Modesto Modesto Library Queen Bean Coffee House Tiki Lounge, Modesto Modesto Senior Center Mancini Hall, Modesto Rivets Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Ridgway's, Modesto Utopia Games and Collectibles, Modesto Twisted Pig, Modesto Maxi's at DoubleTree, Modesto Ceres Library Denair Library Keyes Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Round Table 3848 McHenry Sweet Lu's. Ceres Whitmore Park, Ceres Tilted Turtle, Modesto Shooters, Clarion Inn, Modesto Denny's 1525 McHenry Modesto P. Wexford's, Modesto 11914 Cahill St, Turlock Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Ceres Library Modesto Library Patterson Library Boardroom, Modesto Queen Bean Coffee House The Udder Place, Turlock Shooters, Clarion Inn, Modesto Mistlin Gallery Modesto Waterford Library NTouch, Modesto Shively's Bar & Grill, Oakdale Rivets Modesto Strings, Turlock Ridgway's, Modesto Intrinsic Elements, Modesto Velvet Creamery Modesto Sabatino's, Modesto P. Wexford's, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Empire Library Keyes Library Newman Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library 3600Santa Fe St, Riverbank Dryden Golf Course Denny's 1525 McHenry Modesto First Methodist Modesto First Methodist Modesto Velvet Creamery Modesto Titled Turtle, Modesto Ceres Library Tiki Lounge, Modesto Salida Library Redwood Café, Modesto Maxi's at DoubleTree, Modesto
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July 27 Beer Flight Night Casanova's Night Club David Dow & Friends Jam Dharma Latin Jazz Quintet Invidia, Samora, Lost Horizon Johnny & Kelly Kaiser Farmer's Market Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Karaoke/Lip Sync Kyle the Great Line Dancing Live Music Modesto Nuts Oakdale Museum & History Center Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Spanish Preschool Storytime Yes Co. Footloose July 28 A Ghost Story A&W Graffiti Summer Animal Talk kids program Battered Beaver Live DJs Blues & Bones Fest Boyfriend Afterparty DJ Tease Freedom to Forage, Socks Funstrummers Gig Band Rehearsal Great Valley Museum Kid's Program Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Band Karaoke Live Music Mark & Brian Mattea Overstreet Mini Car Show Modesto Nuts Neil & Matt Neil Buettner Oakdale LEGO Day Rick Barnes Stanislaus Humanists Karaoke Night Tasting Room Open Teens Rockin' Jump The Weekend Dance Party Therapy Friday Unplugged Live Music Variety Show VFW Hamburger Night Village Dancers of the Valley Yes Co. Footloose July 29 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up A&W Graffiti Summer B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Battered Beaver DJ Awal Bilingual Preschool Storytime Blues & Bones Fest Bump Music Fest DJ Tease Folk Dancing Lessons Grapes & Hops Festival Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Music Los Nitelighters, Johnny Hernandez Mini Car Show Mizz Monique's Dragalicious Show Modesto Nuts Oakdale Museum & History Center Old Skool Saturdays Rockin' Saturdays Saturday Easy D Ride The Weekend Dance Party Variety Show Yes Co. Footloose July 30 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Acoustic Live Brunch Music Champagne Brunch Buffet Country Music Jam with Dancing and Free Potluck FOE Breakfast Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Karaoke with Laura Modesto Nuts Modesto's PorchFest Queen Bean Open Mic Night Seniors Club Breakfast Sunday Funday Sunday FunDay Brunch Music The Big Mix Variety Show VFW Breakfast Yes Co. Footloose July 31 Dance Exercise Class Josh Rosenblum Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Overreaters Anonymous Preschool Story Time Trivia Night Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Class WCPL Poker Mondays Wiggle Worms
CALENDAR Redwood Cafe, Modesto Crocodile's, Modesto Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto Moon and Sixpence, Modesto The Other Place, Modesto P. Wexford's, Modesto Kaiser Dale Rd, Modesto Ridgway's, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Sabatino's, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Surla's, Moesto John Thurman Field, Modesto 212 West F Street Hughson Library Salida Library Modesto Library Gallo Center For the Arts State Theatre, Modesto A&W, Modesto Great Valley Museum, MJC West Campus Battered Beaver, Oakdale Calevares Fairgronds, Angels Camp Shooters, Clarion Inn, Modesto Boardroom, Modesto Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto Church of the Brethren, Modesto MJC, West Science Center Rivets Modesto Ridgway's, Modesto Yosemite Lanes, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock 10th Street Plaza, Modesto Surlas Restaurant, Modesto A & W Root Beer, Modesto John Thurman Field, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Redwood Cafe, Modesto Oakdale Library The Fruit Yard Torii's 2401 E. Orangeburg Do Good Distillery, Modesto Rockin' Jump, Modesto Crocodile's, Modesto Shooters, Clarion Inn, Modesto Queen Bean Coffee House West Side Theatre, Newman VFW Hall Modesto Carnegie Arts, Turlock Gallo Center For the Arts Chevron, 815 Kansas, Modesto Rite Aid, Pelandale & Sisk A&W, Modesto Oakdale Bicycle Shop Battered Beaver, Oakdale Modesto Library Calevares Fairgronds, Angels Camp Weber Point Events Center, Stockton Speakeasy, Modesto Carnegie Arts, Turlock McHenry Mansion Ridgway's, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Red Event Center, Modesto A & W Root Beer, Modesto Climax Bar, Modesto John Thurman Field, Modesto 212 West F Street Shooters, Clarion Inn, Modesto Rockin' Jump, Modesto Oakdale Bicycle Shop Crocodile's, Modesto West Side Theatre, Newman Gallo Center For the Arts Cruisers, McHenry & Kiernan, Modesto Deva Cafe, J St, Modesto Surla's, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Eagles Hall, 126 Camellia Way Ridgway's, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto John Thurman Field, Modesto All Over Modesto Queen Bean Coffee House Denny's 1525 McHenry Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Ralston's Goat, Modesto Crocodile's, Modesto West Side Theatre, Newman VFW Hall Modesto Gallo Center For the Arts Salida Library P. Wexford's, Modesto Ridgway's, Modesto Sutter Gould Office, McHenry Village Keyes Library The Udder Place, Turlock First Methodist Modesto Modesto Senior Center Tilted Turtle, Modesto Modesto Library
The JULY BLUES
1st Rob Hill Band P. Wexfords in Modesto 4th Jeramy Norris & the Dangerous Mood at Hotel Ledger in Moke Hill 7th Lydia Pense and Cold Blood at Swabbies in Sacramento 7th Rob Hill Band at the Queen Bean in Modesto 9th Big Earl and the Cryin’ Shame at Hotel Ledger in Moke Hill 21st Big Earl and the Cryin’ Shame at the Torch Club Sacramento 22nd B-4 Dawn Band Feat. Terrie Londee at Yosemite Lanes in Modesto 25th Robert Cray Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom 28th Buddy Guy and Jonny Lang Mountain Winery in Saratoga 28th-29th Blues and Bones Festival, Calaveras County Fairgrounds Blues Jams in the area: Wednesdays Haven Acres in Lathrop with host Jeramy Norris Thursdays Garlic Brothers in Stockton with Jeramy Norris Barkin Dog in Modesto with David Dow
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GO DOWTOWN MODESTO
Many restaurants start serving dinner early so that you can get a nice meal in before the shows and movies that begin at 7 or 7:30.
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.
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!
Go Modesto Mo MoBand!
By Chris Murphy Summer is here and it is going quickly. If you don’t pay attention, it will all be over and you will have missed it. Modesto’s biggest weekly party continues in July. This is how it goes, a big brass band, a bandshell, a park, with food, drink, wine, and fun sounds like the perfect evening. Add to this 3,000 of your best friends, blankets, and picnic baskets and you have a hall of fame slice of Americana, or Modestocana as we like to say. Yes friends, MoBand season is happening. MoBand has been going strong since 1919 and the 2017 theme is “Havin’ Fun!” Music starts at 8:00 pm Get your blankets out early for these last few concerts. June 29 - Salute the U.S.A. July 6 - Summer of Love July 13 - Fun, Fun, Fun www.modestoband.org
Go Modesto Cars and Coffee July 30
This is one of the coolest events. This is a get together with hundreds of car fans, young and old new and classic. There are imports and domestics and they all meet at on the Historic Cruise Route of 11th and 10th Streets at 8 – 11 am. Sam and Dave’s Market is home base on I St with coffee, donuts and other breakfast treats. Firkin and Ralston’s Goat are open early for this event as well, join in on the fun and enjoy some Cars and Coffee Modesto.
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
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Most all of the downtown restaurants are locally owned. They hire local people and the money you spend stays right here in town. Local restaurants purchase from local farmers and feature local ingredients.
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You’re at the Heart of What We Do. This June, Doctors Medical Center performed its 20,000th open heart surgery—and we couldn’t have done it without putting our hearts into it every step of the way.
Are you at risk for heart disease? To take a heart health assessment, visit: dmc-modesto.com/ for-patients/health-risk-assessments
AWARD-WINNING HEART CARE • American Heart Association / American Stroke Association’s Get with the Guidelines Heart Failure Gold Plus Award Recipient • AHA Mission: Lifeline(R) Receiving Center Gold Level Recognition Award Winner for Heart Attack Care • Recipient of the American College of Cardiology Foundation’s NCDR(R) ACTION Registry(R) - GWTG(TM) Platinum Performance Achievement Award for Heart Attack Care - one of only 197 hospitals in the US to receive this award • Accredited as a Chest Pain Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers - First hospital in region to receive designation • Joint Commission’s Top Performer on Key Quality Measures(R) distinction for heart attack and heart failure recipient • Accredited as a Mission: Lifeline(R) Heart Attack (STEMI) Receiving Center by the American Heart Association - First hospital in California to receive this accreditation
1441 Florida Avenue Modesto, California 95350 (209) 578-1211
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Published on Jun 29, 2017
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