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June 4, 11, 18, 25 – Moband - Graceada Park  7 pm June 20,21 26, 27, 28  - MPA presents - The Music Man -  Gallo Center June 12 – Tribute to Elvis – State Theatre June 26, 27, 28 Rock the Ages – Strut Dance Company – State Theatre June 13 – Doobie Brothers, Robert Cray, Los Lobos – Ironstone Amphitheatre June 19 – Stone Foxes  - Fat Cat Music House  June 13, 14 – American Graffiti Car Show “Where it all began”  - Muni Golf Course June  6 – Uncle Lonny’s Blues, Brews & BBQs featuring the Sundowners – Hope Haven Warehouse June 10 – Walk of Fame Unveiling – 10th St Place – Mid Valley Car Show June 29 – Ting Tings – State Theatre  To get details and up to date information on these Top 10 events, please check out the following places and follow us on Twitter so you are always up to speed: Modestoview.com • Facebook.com modestoview • Twitter.com/modestoview • Instagram #ModestoView • Radio 1360 KFIV AM

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Graffiti Summer by Chris Murphy

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This is a really special Graffiti Summer this year. This is my favorite season of the year when we all remember the cruise and get our Graffiti on.  Very special this year is that my wife Rebecca and I have been married for 30 years!   Wow.  I am a very lucky guy. Also special is that our daughter Abigail is nearly recovered from West Nile and had a wonderful semester at Berkeley. Super special, this month my oldest daughter Madison is getting married to a great guy named Ryan.    Even doubly special is that they have decided to make Modesto their home.  They love Modesto USA, this classic American city, and it makes every issue and posting for ModestoView all worth it as they look at Modesto through the positive and inspiring lens of all that there is here to do and a great community to raise a family.  All of you ModestoView friends are a part of this and we feel so special that you are enjoying living here along with us and our ViewCrew.  Our ViewCrew is amazing and we are so excited to announce that ModestoView has won Hermes Gold Awards for creative design.  We have won national awards for magazine design for the third year in a row!  I am so very proud of our ViewCrew for showing you all how great our city can be and special thanks to our designers Pete Grimaldi and Michael J Mangano for their inspiring creativity.

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One of the best things about our American Graffiti heritage is the people and places here in Modesto.   Over the last few years, I have met so many interesting people and have heard so many stories, some true and some not so true, but all great stories about the place we call home.  This is our community. These are the people that you will meet at MoBand, at the Cruise Parade, and even in and around the local stores and restaurants where we shop and eat.  There is so much we can learn from our friends and neighbors. There is always something interesting to learn and to see.   If you haven’t walked the Historic Cruise Route tour, please do so and you will be really amazed at some of the fun history we have, and how many of these people are still here in town or have moved on and are really shaking things up around the world.  Our Walk of Fame celebrates our Legends of the Cruise.   We need to love and protect our history and we need to nurture and grow our Modesto Graffiti USA Spirit.  That is what we have, we have that Graffiti spirit that shines through and makes us different.  We have a special place in pop culture history thanks to the the cruising in Modesto and this cinematic gift that George Lucas gave our city.

Now, we are proud to announce that we have created a new company to help promote Modesto! Modesto Graffiti USA has been launched so that now you can get really cool Modesto memorabilia, cups, shot glasses, t-shirts, hats and more. Isn’t about time you can get some really cool souvenirs and gifts for your friends,  family and visitors?  Now you can.  These will be for sale at stores here in town and online at www.modestograffitiusa.com    Profits from this will be donated to Peer Recovery, Ernie Bucio Music in Schools Scholarship and Howard Training center and other non-profits.  This will be one of the best ways you can help give back.  I hope you enjoy Graffiti Summer this year and make sure you tell a friend about ModestoView.

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by Ruben J Porras The heat of the summer is starting to knock on Modesto doors, and with it come wild animals in search of water. In the neighborhood that I live in, everything from squirrels to skunks have made it clear that we live on their turf and on their terms. At night, skunks pace up and down in front of our homes like troops guarding a secret military base, and opossums make their presence known just to serve up a bit of intimidation. I am writing all of this for a reason. You see, I have a fear of rodents that started when I was just a kid As a fat little boy in husky jeans and an illfitting flannel shirt my father thought it smart to take me on a hunting trip. I recall being upset about this idea because I wasn’t real keen on killing animals, but I made my father believe that I was into the whole project. Truth be told, I was most excited about the fact that trips with dad usually involved snacks and for me, this meant cookies. I love cookies  At one point during the trip my father came to his senses and realized that an overweight kid that was huffing and puffing while trying to walk between manzanita bushes carrying handfuls of cookies had no place in the woods. It was at that point that that he asked me to sit on a ridge while he went down to look for something to kill. I was happy with this plan until something happened that changed my life forever. As it turns out, little fat kids are not the only living organisms that love cookies. Chipmunks in particular have a fondness for sweet, crunchy goodness. I learned this as I sat there and the scariest thing that I could have imagined happened to me. In just a brief instant, I went from being perfectly content doing nothing but chewing, daydreaming and staring into the woods to fighting for my young life. As I look back now, maybe that is a bit of an exaggeration. In one quick sprint, a chipmunk managed to attack me and as far as I knew he wanted to eat my face and forever disfigure me as a punishment for entering his territory as a hunter. Actually, I am pretty sure that the little toothy terrorist just wanted my cookies. If I close my eyes now I can still hear myself

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Grabbing my camera and heading out always makes me feel great. These are a few of the images I have shared recently on Twitter and Instagram where you can follow me as @Fiasco_Life. Photos by Ruben J. Porras yelling and the chipmunk squealing as he darted onto me and under my fluffy blue vest. I was pretty sure that I was going to die. I used all the energy I had to get my chunky butt off the ground and run. Thankfully, I survived. I am writing this to ask that everyone reading this be kind to the animals that share our Modesto neighborhoods this summer. You will see them on the Dry Creek Trail, on the Virgin-

ia Corridor trail and even right where you live. You may pay for the land that you live on, but it was theirs first and that should be respected. Have an awesome June in Modesto, USA. Take in a car show, go for a walk, enjoy local events and if you have time, bake me some cookies. Email me at ruben@modestoiview.com and I will gladly come pick them up.

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Art Graffiti Summer by Jim Christiansen Graffiti Summer events are coming up this month. Our downtown and McHenry Murals reflect the theme.  The newest one up by Sonic Drive In on McHenry reflect the car hop and cars culture.  The mural initiative is pretty well representative on your downtown Cruise Route.  And there are some more murals I’ve seen pop up in my neighborhood in past year.  One on Sunrise Ave. at E. Fairmont graces one of the street block off walls, with an orchard, sunset sky scene.  If you cruise down Kimble Ave. to the side of Foundation Tattoo, you’ll find the Lost Land, in the motif reminiscent of Jurassic Park, Dinosaur scale size.  Just down McHenry, off Alice, in the parking lot and alley near the Tom Ney cruising mural, are some murals in a more recent style.  These haven’t gotten much notice in the press, but I enjoyed coming across them. I hope you do, too.   Art Walk is Third Thursday in the midst of downtown Modesto. Be sure to find some cars

and cruising at 13th and J St. And if you need to cruise out of town on a Wednesday, the Peer Recovery artists are doing their long summer nights through September in their Art RoundUp with the Oakdale Open Air Market.  The City of Modesto environmental calendar has a call out to local artists for water themes, to be considered for the finished calendar.  You can usually find the finished product at the Mistlin Gallery during the holiday season.  Mistlin’s member show continues until June

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12th. Many large pieces are on display this month.  I went counter to the trend with some of my smaller, affordable pieces.  The next show is garden theme.  The Life Drawing sessions continue every other Saturday at the Chartreuse Muse.  Jack is seeking people to draw for the sessions.  Go get on his email list!  It is from 10 am to 1 pm, $10.  Jordi Camps continues to churn out more and more quality work on display at his Picasso’s

Deli and Gallery. If you’re familiar with Jordi’s work, you’ll see they opened another spot over on Kansas Ave., with an exterior Jordi Camps décor. I may still have some art up at Hinkley Optometric, and Papachino’s, and the Mistlin member’s show, but the news for me is Yvette LaForce’s opening of Gallery Red in Las Vegas.  She’s invited me and one other local artist to show at Gallery Red, with a planned Grand Opening July 4th.  Yvette’s art is pretty well-known around Modesto, her home for many years, and so with the new venture in her hometown, she’s bringing some of her Modesto friends into the Las Vegas Art Scene.  Artists support other artists.  I’m looking forward to it.  I plan to make the Grand Opening, and while my art will stay, I won’t be staying in Vegas too long, as I have a July Art View to write next month.

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So I’ve got good news and bad news. Bad news is this will be my last ModestoView BarView (cue: boo, hiss). Good news is that Phil and I have chosen our three favorite stops for this last stumble, and as I’m currently eyeballs-deep in the good nectar, we better get packing. Every selected locale is independently owned, operated, and considered by me, to be a landmark in Modesto. These are all freaking amazing places, and all coincidentally, maintain prime outdoor seating. Perfect for summer? You’re damn right. You haven’t been to one of them? Well, you’ve got your weekend plans now. Stop being a sucker; instead, suck up that Modesto sunshine.

Stop No. 3: Tresetti’s World Caffè Stop No. 1: The Queen Bean Coffee House

Stop No. 2: Minnie’s

This patio is my and Phil’s monthly office; every ModestoView BarView is mapped out over coffee, cigarettes, and the occasional beer. The patio features weekly live local music; the menu features delicious sandwiches, coffee, and beer/wine. The Queen Bean holds a steady pulse on Modesto’s goings-on, for both over and under the legal age limit.

Minnie’s may stand as my “most interviewed” ModestoView bar; and who could blame me? Aside from the fact it’s the oldest bar in Modesto 1940s), this tiki bar features the absolute best outdoor bar seating in town, and they have JERKS! Don’t let that pink color dissuade you, kids; these blended snakes in the grass have straws full of Bacardi 151. Order a “Jerk-Off ” if you’re feeling particularly adventurous.

If ever there were a landmark bar synonymous with downtown Modesto, Tresetti’s would be ranking Mardi Gras King of the strip. Beautiful downtown dining, close proximity to the Gallo Center, outdoor patio seating, a fabulous bar sporting adept bartenders, and an attached wine shop (read: room FULL of wine) are your main draws here. The late and wonderful Mitch Maisetti told me once he read and appreciated my articles; a great compliment from a great man.

How lucky are you Modestans, to have such a fantastic paper in your hands? ModestoView is committed to keeping you constant with every event happening in our great town. There’s nothing going on, you say? Only the boring get bored, kid. The last pages of this here publication are catalogued with lists of events to keep you up to date on the heartbeat of Modesto. ModestoView doesn’t happen magically; there are a number of people within this paper committed to keeping Modesto active. Your town is only as good as you try to make it; I, for one, think ModestoView is a driving force.   And with that, I really must dash, friends. It’s been a real slice. Cheers, Modesto. P.S. What’s the difference between a gross bus stop and a lobster with breast implants? One’s a crusty bus station, the other is a busty crustacean.

The Queen Bean: 1126 14th St., Modesto, CA • Minnie’s: 107 McHenry Ave., Modesto, CA • Tresetti’s World Caffè: 927 11th St., Modesto, CA

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Performance A Time to Perform in June by Kaye Osborn Hello Summer! Hello Cruising! Hello Graffiti Month! Lots of stuff to do around our county! Car shows, parades, concerts in the park and a time to reconnect with neighbors! My husband and I prepared a monologue for our audition last month at Gallo! The other performers were amazing and inspirational. Happily, the director liked everyone! We were all cast in the show Inherit the Wind which will be performed at the Gallo Center for the Arts during November. The drama debuted in 1955, is a story that fictionalizes the 1925 Scopes “Monkey” Trial. This debate over creationism versus evolution has contemporary resonance. Many local theater groups are dark during June. They are in rehearsals. Read July’s view for information about the new productions. Here is what coming to our neck of the woods! The Modesto Junior College Theater Department presents the New Play Festival featuring “world premieres” of original one act plays

written and directed by MJC theater students. The short works staged each night include “The Decision” by Christopher Wells; “The Case of Doctor Chase” by Sam Mellor; “A Party of Catherines” by Mar De La Cruz; “Omaha!” by Shane Meyers; “The Brothers Martelli” by Nick Salvucci, and “Running in Circles” by Salvador Vasquez. MJC Professor of Theater Michael Lynch promises “an exciting theater evening with new and fresh voices for the stage.” Performances are June 11, 12, 13, 18, 19 and 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Cabaret West Theater on West Campus, located at 2201 Blue Gum Avenue in Modesto. Tix are $10, $8 Students/ Seniors or online at http://mjc.tix.com McHenry Museum Second Saturday June 13 Cruisin’ in Modesto Chris Murphy will share stories about cruising in Modesto! Come join in the fun! 2 PM-3PM Gallo Center for the Arts MPA Presents: The Music Man (my all-time favorite musical) 6/20 & 21 6/26/27 & 28

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Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock Until June 11 Inspiring Women: An Exhibit of Arts and Letters Third Thursday Art Walk Enjoy local galleries before going to the concert at Graceda Park Barkin’ Dog Grill Check out their Thursday Night Jam sessions/ Go to barkindoggrill.com for more information

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Chef Retro Graffiti Food & Fun

Strikes & Spares Grill

by Dana Johnson FB: Dana’s Family Kitchen FOX40: See Chef Dana every 1st Friday of the month

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Strikes & Spares What is the first thing you think of when it comes to American Graffiti? Cruising cool cars, jukebox tunes, waitresses on roller skates, burgers, fries, shakes, black leather bomber jackets and poodle skirts, or do you just feel the nostalgia of a more wholesome time? The American Graffiti movie was set in 1962 and Modesto’s Yosemite lanes opened in 1961 and lucky for us it’s still entertaining and feeding the next generations We have lots and lots of restaurant choices throughout Modesto and the surrounding communities, but few are all-inclusive like Strikes and Spares Grill located within Yosemite Lanes. Cindy Bond has been the full-scale restaurant, snack bar, and bar manager for a committed 24 years! She’s been married to Robert Bond for the past 7 years; she has 5 kiddos and 12 grandkids. All 5 of her kids have worked there, and so have 3 of her grandkids; a real family tradition. Cindy takes pride in all the food and beverages available to her customers, especially her homemade biscuits and gravy, fresh ground

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coffee, and she said, “I love our pancakes!” So of course I tried it all, including an all-American breakfast! Yes, per Chris Murphy’s request, I also sampled the traditional Graffiti menu items: Big Dana~licious cheeseburger, fat crispy French fries, a root beer float, and Cindy’s homemade peach cobbler topped with a giant scoop of vanilla ice cream, sooooo good! Okay, you must be thinking, “No way!”, well, I did have help from my family who joined me for the “research” to accurately report to the Modesto Viewers! Funny how 3 out of 4 were suddenly free to go to work with me! After we filled up on the tasty plates, we were ready for some physical activity to burn off some of those calories. I’ve been bowling for years, truly one of my favorite family pastimes. Dave Ramsey has been the bowling alley manager for the past 4 years and he was enthusiastic to show us the recent interactive lane games. Total goofy fun watching our faces made into silly animated characters, my son and boyfriend pictured in girlie wigs and even

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2c. mayonnaise 2c. sour cream 3/4c. olive oil 6 T. red wine vinegar 1 1/2t. Worcestershire sauce 1 T. dry mustard 1/4 t. garlic powder 1/4 t. onion powder 1/4 t. celery seed 1/2t. coarse ground pepper 1/2 lb. crumbled bleu cheese Mix all ingredients together, cover and refrigerate overnight. a ball gown on the overhead scoreboard, haha! You can also login to Facebook to enhance the experience. It even has lane chat. Yep, you can chat between lanes with your friends by activating your lane screen. What is the world coming to? More fun that’s for sure, at Yosemite Lanes! I love that my adult handicapped daughter is able to share in the entire experience as well since they have an easy to use bowling ball ramp and bumpers that assist her in knocking down those pins! But let there be no mistake, I still had the high score in my competitive family that takes those bragging rights seriously! The kid’s zone has air hockey, virtual games, and yes there is even a pinball machine, another fav of mine from my youth! We love this place! For those 21 and older, the full bar hosts a daily happy hour from 2-6pm. You can shoot pool or throw darts for more lively adult entertainment! I also believe I saw enough space in there for a dance floor, too. Owner Jim Gordin really knows what it means

to have a good time! On New Year’s Day in 1999 he purchased this full scale food and fun center that caters to all ages. I love that we can go anytime for an outing or join a league for some friendly competition. It’s also a great place to have a birthday party no matter what the ages! Neighborhood goodness never goes out of style! So, when you are out cruising Modesto, remember this is one stop to add to your total American Graffiti experience! Modesto View’s signature question; Beatles or Stones? Cindy unequivocally stated “Stones” leaving me with a better understanding of why her food has the flavors so many of us just have to have! 2301 Yosemite Blvd. Modesto, CA 209-575-9519 Restaurant hours: 7 days a week 6am-10pm Bar hours: 7 days a week 2pm-2am (Happy Hour 2pm-6pm) Bowling hours: 6am-3am Closed only 2 days per year: Thanksgiving and Christmas

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Unplugged Great Scott! by Aaron Rowan A dream came true for me recently, when I was invited to curate a portion of the lineup for the annual San Francisco Free Folk Festival. This has been my absolute favorite musical gathering to attend for the past two years, held on a huge middle school campus. There are Unplugged concerts and workshops in multiple classrooms, Contra and world folk dances in the gym, open mic sessions in the cafeteria; acoustic heaven. I’ve borrowed a number of acts I first encountered at FFF to perform at my own acoustic fest here in town. Now I am delighted to be able to return the favor by introducing one of our area’s youngest and brightest musical stars to them - last year’s “Valley’s Got Talent” winner Alida McKeon! Alida evokes the vintage feel of 1930’s lounge music with her classic and original ukulele tunes - I like to call her “Uke Ellington.” She will perform in a primetime slot on the lower level stage at this year’s Free

Folk, in its new venue at St. Cyprian’s Church in San Francisco. Saturday 6/20, make the drive out to the Bay for a whole day of beautiful music and dance.    The festival runs from noon to 10 PM, and Alida can be found performing from 7:308:15pm, followed by my other contributions to the roster: Nevada City duo Halfpence & Haypenny (performing British, Celtic and original tunes), and Bay Area string sensations Dirty Cello with the closing set. Completely free and family-friendly! For more info, visit www.sffolkfest.org.  Another great yearly tradition filled with music and festivities returns to Modesto this month - the 34th Annual Scottish Highland Games & Celtic Faire. Saturday June 6, Tuolumne River Park will be crawling with clan members, craft vendors and caber tossers. There’ll be Celtic folk dances, bagpipe contests, historical reenactments, athletic games and more. Our local friends in Cooking With Turf and Golden

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Bough will be among those providing the musical entertainment. The fun goes from 9 AM to 5 PM. $15 admission, kids 10 and under free. Presented by the St. Andrews Society of Modesto. Modesto Unplugged Music has partnered up with ModestoView to bring you “Live In The Cellar”, a new concert series held in the cellar beneath Greens restaurant (953 10th St.). Friday 6/5, we welcome Faux Renwah, a beloved family band from California’s gold country. These multi-instrumentalists have an impressive repertoire of Old Time and original tunes, ranging from authentic Gold Rush songs of the 1850’s to favorites from the 1960’s and beyond, which they mix with a sprinkling of Irish and American fiddle tunes. Doors open at 7:00, concert at 8:00. General admission is $15, reserved seating $20. Call 209-543-5306 for tickets. Saturday 6/6, The Jimmy Grant Ensemble will perform at the Prospect Theatre, 1214 K St. The band performs in the style of Django Reinhardt, infusing swing era pieces, original work, and traditional gypsy tunes with the jazz guitar pioneer’s crunchy rhythms and hot harmonies. Jimmy’s style synthesizes a rich blend of Russian folk, bluegrass, celtic and classical music while remaining true to Django’s innovative guitar technique. The band will bring together two guitars, bass, and violin in an intimate yet energy-charged performance. Doors open at 7 and concert begins at 8; $10 admission. Tuesday 6/16 at the State Theatre, Square Peg and Sherpa Concerts present an evening with pop/R&B singer-songwriter Morgan James. She’s a classically trained Julliard graduate, Epic Records recording artist, and Broadway actress, who once lived in Modesto and is now based in NYC. Morgan is blessed with some pretty powerful pipes! I’m looking forward to enjoying this one. Doors at 7, show at 8; tickets are $20. Cross the county line on Sunday 6/21 to catch Birds Of Chicago at the Brice Station Winery in Murphys. This great globetrotting band crafts ‘rock-n-roll poetry’ with lots of folk instrumentation thrown in. Concert starts at 7 PM. General admission tickets $20, available at www.bricestation.com.

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OVER 1200 CLASSIC CARS 200+ VENDORS & FOOD BOOTHS Sunday, June 14, 2015 Saturday, June 13, 2015 The Budweiser Stage The Budweiser Stage 10 A.M. to 12 P.M. The Super Avengers - Surfin’ Fools 12:30P.M. to 1:30 P.M. The Fabulous Sensations with The Kyle Barker Band 2 P.M. - 4 P.M. Big Earl and The Crying Shame

11:30 A.M. The Kent Whitt Band Specail Guests: Candy Clark, Bo Hopkins & Gene Whitfield DJ Nick - ELvis Stage LIVE REMOTE RADIO

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. .A .S U r e m m u Graffiti S by Chris Murphy

This is who we are Modesto USA. We need to let our Graffiti flag fly all year long and wel-

come this feeling that takes us back to the class of ’62. We need to tell our friends, our business travelers, our students, our senators and everyone that will listen, “ModestoUSA is the home of American Graffiti”.  Thanks to Modesto native and very successful film maker George Lucas, American Graffiti made Modesto famous, and launched many film careers and a wave of nostalgia that we are still riding today.  It is good for our soul, it is good for our economy and it makes us a special place that should be a destination for people around the world and Graffiti Summer is our time of the year.  People from around the world come to Modesto to get their own slice of ModestoCana, feel our Graffiti spirit and be a part of our Graffiti Summer events.  This is who we are so let’s celebrate being the birthplace of Graffiti, Modesto USA!  

Gene Winfield

Beginning in a chicken coop converted to a garage on Modesto’s west side at 1309 Figaro Street, the legendary Gene Winfield honed his skills in designing amazing car creations and pioneered world-changing paint finishes and creating custom hot rods. His shop behind MJC at 451 Tully Road was the birthplace of some of the most famous car creations for TV and movies and even developed custom space ships for Star Trek. Modesto is still home to classic car customizer shops and newer shops like Neville Brothers, Burnside Body Shop, and Graffiti Classic Customs in Turlock.  Customizing cars is in the blood and never fades and Gene Winfield is still active and cutting up cars and pushing his creations to the edge.  Gene visits Modesto regularly and remains close friends with many Century Toppers. Gene will be attending the unveiling of the Walk of Fame for the Century Toppers on the 10th, will be a champion of the Kiwanis Cruise Parade on the 12th and he will even be chopping a car live at the Kiwanis American Graffiti Car Show on the 13th and 14th  

Candy and Bo are Back!

Hi there! I’m Rodney!

I want to introduce you to the reason Modesto is so awesome! It’s our classic cars like me!  We are all shined up, ready to cruise and are all powered up for Graffiti Summer.  I hope you enjoy everything we have going this year and make sure to check out the Cruise Route, view our murals and enjoy the car shows and check out the chrome.  You can find me at: www.modestograffitiusa.com

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Finally, you can find some cool Modesto memorabilia, shirts, and even a shot glass! After all these years, Modesto Graffiti USA has come to the rescue.   You can share our  classic Graffiti history with all of your friends and colleagues. If you like the cars, music, girls, or the cruise, Modesto Graffiti USA will have something for you. Modesto Graffiti has recreated some classic images for shirts, handbags, key chains and even Frisbees and guitar picks.    Look for the Modesto Graffiti USA trailer at an upcoming Graffiti Summer event and you can even purchase items on-line at modestograffiti.com Best of all, all profits from Modesto Graffiti USA will go to local non-profits, Peer Recovery Project, Ernie Bucio Scholarship for music in schools and Howard Training Center.

The stars of American Graffiti will be back to cruise Modesto this year! They will be champions of the American Graffiti Cruise Parade on Friday night June 12th and will on hand at the American Graffiti Car Show at Muni Golf Course June 13th and 14th.  Not only will Candy, Bo and Gene be at the parade and the car show, Roli Szabo of the hit TV show Counting Cars will be there to check out the action.  Modesto American Graffiti USA celebrations are the place to be this summer.   

The Cruise Parade is Huge!

Friday night June 12, the cruising days are back with the registered cars of the American Graffiti Car Show will be parading on the original cruise route from 7 – 9 pm. You can see all your favorites as they loop the circuit downtown and then take a drag up McHenry making a big U-turn at Orangeburg. There will be some great car watching.    Important Note:  The Cruise Parade will start at 5 Points this year and the intersection of J and McHenry at the Lucas Plaza Statue. Ceremony will begin at 6:30 and the cruise starts at 7 pm – June 12  Only cars registered to the Car Show are allowed to participate in the Cruise Parade.   Important Note:  The American Graffiti Car Show and Festival will be held at the Muni Golf Course. It will be bigger, allow more cars, even a newer modified category and more space for vendors and music. June 13- 9 to 5 and June 14-9 to 3pm  

Friday Night will be Rockin!

The Cruise will be back in Modesto USA and the cruiser will loop back into downtown Modesto for their final lap. Johnny Rocket and the Thrust is playing 10th St Plaza on this night it will be open late with rock and roll and fun for all the drivers. The local businesses will be serving up drink and dining specials so plan on staying downtown late on June 12.   

Elvis is Back! - June 13  7 pm

Classic Music and Car Fans Rejoice. The local bands of Modesto will be presenting a night of Elvis Music at the fabulous historic State Theatre. Modesto’s very first rock and roll band and 2014 MAMA Winner Kent Whitt and the Downbeats will be performing Elvis hits along with Third Party, Triple D, Mike Allsup and Friends and the award-winning Elvis Tribute performer, our very own Rob Ely.  Tix are only $15 for a full night of classic Elvis rock and roll.   Don’t miss this.  

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The Chevrolet Impala is one of the most popular and recognizable lowrider cars.

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“The lowrider car movement is focused on heritage and pride.” Think about what you have seen on television and in the movies and you will realize the effect that the lowrider car culture has had on society — Rapper, Ice Cube’s mega-hit “It was a Good Day” was shot on the streets on Los Angeles as he drove in a ’64 Impala, Benjamin Bratt hand-built his car in a San Francisco garage in La Mission and even Broadway got in on the action with Zoot Suit. That Broadway play was later adapted into a hit film. The culture surrounding lowrider cars is as colorful as the candy-painted rides that we see on the streets today. In the ‘50s and ‘60s custom car builders like Ed Roth were stripping cars of their bumpers and other parts they deemed unnecessary to make them lighter and figuring out new ways to suck out every ounce of horsepower that they could from what they were calling “Hot Rods.” At the same time, young Chicanos in Los Angeles were cruising Whittier Blvd in cars that appeared to have been dipped in glitter. These cars had plush velvet interiors, big stereos, murals painted on them that reflected Mexican

culture and custom wheels packed with shiny spokes. While those features turned heads, it was one feature of lowrider cars that made them particularly popular with both builders and fans. At some point during the early ’60s lowrider builders got their hands on airplane hydraulics and figured out how to retrofit them for cars. These systems allowed cars to ride as low as possible but still raise up at the flip of a switch to pass a police inspection or get over an obstacle in the road. Eventually, hydraulic systems began being used to make cars hop up and down. This dramatic yet playful action known as “hopping” changed the game forever and became a featured event on the streets and at car shows. Hopping reached as far as Japan where some of the most powerful and capable hydraulic systems for cars have been developed by Japanese youth looking to follow in the footsteps of their western counterparts. Today we see lowrider cars featured prominently at car shows and they have secured a place in mainstream culture. Even the prestigious Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles known to display some of the rarest cars in the world, featured a four-month

exhibit of lowrider cars in 2000. That display took a cue from the Smithsonian where a ’69 custom Ford lowrider was displayed in the early ‘90s. Here in the Central Valley, the lowrider culture is strong. Cruises and car shows are common and car owners are just as focused on being a family as they are with creating the coolest rides on the road. The elders in the mix encourage youth to opt out of gangs and focus on building something together that is real and special and fathers and sons work hand-in-hand on their project cars. “It is all about family,” said Sal Alvarez of Ceres. “My wife Maricella and I built our car together while she was pregnant with our son. It took a long time because it was all about stashing away nickels and dimes and getting things done step-by-step. This car is a part of our family, a part of our life.” That “nickel and dime” car that Alvarez mentioned has been featured all over the United States and in numerous magazines. If you see the shiny red ’54 Chevy Bel Air at a car show you can count on Sal’s son Xavier being nearby. Xavier never strays far from his dad or his culture.

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Sal and Xavier Alvarez

The beautiful ’54 Chevy Bel Air built by Sal Alvarez and his family is a main attraction at car shows throughout the United States. Top right- Mike Estrada’s look matches the cool factor of his gorgeous ’47 Chevrolet Fleetline. Mike’s award-winning ’47 Chevrolet Fleetline is part of the Family First car club.

Winfield Rocks! By Chris Murphy In 2012, Gene Winfield told me he was interested in custom making a guitar. He sketched it out on a piece of paper and immediately I said I wanted one.   Over a year later, this amazing creation, Winfield Guitar #1 arrived at my office, autographed #1 Gene Winfield.  The biggest surprise is that this guitar had already been played by the legendary bluesman Jimmie Vaughn and was also singed by him.  Classic Cars and Hot Rods have always gone hand in hand with rock and roll and this is proof!

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This is the best season of the year!  The classic cars are rolling all over town. There will be Marilyn, Elvis and even Storm Trooper sightings all over town.  You will find car hops on rollerskates and cool guys and gals all over Modesto.  Remember, check the calendar at www.modestoview.com before you go anywhere to make sure you aren’t missing anything or need the updated info. 

Fri & Sat Nights, A&W Root Beer, Classic Car Show Wednesday Nights, Velvet Grill & Creamery, Classic Car Show June 6-3pm, State Theatre, American Graffiti movie June 6-5pm, Hangar 1-S, 700 Tioga Drive, Modesto, “Hopping at the Hangar” Sock Hop June 6-8pm, Gallo Center, “So Good for the Soul” June 7-10am, McHenry Village, 10th Annual Graffiti Classic Car Show June 8-5pm, American Chevrolet, Mid-Valley Chevy Club Car Show June 9-5pm, Vintage Faire Mall, Mid-Valley Chevy Club Car Show June 10-5pm, Downtown Modesto, Mid-Valley Chevy Club Car Show June 10 7pm, Downtown Modesto, Historic Graffiti Walk of Fame Unveiling June 11-5pm, Cool Hand Luke’s, Mid-Valley Chevy Club Car Show June 11-8pm, Graceada Park, MoBand Concert in the Park – Cruisin’ Dreams June 12-7pm, Official Kiwanis Classic Car Parade June 13-7pm, State Theatre, Elvis Presley Tribute June 13-9am-5pm, Muni Golf Course, Graffiti Car Show & Festival June 14-9am-3pm, Muni Golf Course, Graffiti Car Show & Festival June 19th-8pm 22nd Annual Back to Graffiti at the Fruit Yard June 20th-4pm 22nd Annual Back to Graffiti at the Fruit Yard June 20-7pm, John Thurman Field, Modesto Nuts Graffitit Night June 20-6:30pm, State Theatre, Sing-along GREASE June 26,27,28 – Rock the Ages Dance Performance – State Theatre  June 28-9am-4pm, Elks Lodge, 8th Annual Rod & Custom Car Show  To find all of our graffiti and history resources: Www.graffitisummer.com Www.visitmodesto.com Www.modestoview.com Www.modestograffitiusa.com

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Wendell G. Reed is a Modesto High School graduate, class of 1946. In high school Wendell drove a 1933 5 window Ford Coupe and later got a 1935 Ford convertible. While at Berkeley he drove a 1940 Plymouth coupe. He later acquired a beautiful two-tone blue 1935 Auburn Supercharged Convertible Sedan. After graduation, from Berkeley he met and married the love of his life, Norma, who lived in San Francisco at the time. Wendell and Norma purchased a new, green 1951 MG and then drove it all the way to New Orleans

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for a construction convention. In 1975, Wendell started a restoration of a 1951 Riley, beautiful when completed. In 1976, he purchased a brand new blue Caddy Eldorado Convertible. He then put this brand new car in a box and stored it for 35 years. This car only has 317 miles on it. From 1975 to present, Wendell has actively collected over 33 rare and vintage automobiles including but not limited to a 1937 Cadillac, 1952 Racing Allard, 1956 Continental, & a 1956 Ford Victoria. Wendell and Norma now have a beautiful facility to show and display their collection of truly rare cars

Charlie Reynolds Charles Reynolds arrived in the town of Ceres when he was 6 years old. He graduated from Ceres High School in 1953 and started attending MJC. Charles joyfully joined the cruise route with his new black 1955 Chevrolet, before cruising his 1956 candy-apple-red Chevy he installed with a Paxton super charger, which he retired from cruising for his 1956 Corvette, finally culminating his cruising with a 1957 Chevy 270.

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Bennie Furtado was born on August 3rd, 1930. He worked most of his life on the family dairy on Paradise Road. He worked hard during the day and enjoyed his evenings with friends, cars and chicks. In his late teens, Bennie became extremely obsessed with cars. Not racing cars, but custom cars, most customized by Gene Winfield thru the fifties. Later known as the American Graffiti era. Some of the cards he owned included a 1948 Ford chopped top. It has custom color called “blurple”.

from the day Burge’s opened until the day it closed in 1967. Gerry passed away June 8, 2011 and is remembered fondly by many of Modesto’s original cruisers.  She is survived by her son Tony and daughter Debra. Burge’s and Gerry are a symbol of Modesto’s amazing cruising and Graffiti history. 

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Geraldine C. (Gerry) Ramirez was Modesto’s Carhop and Burge’s Drive in was the place that started it all.   The unique round drive-in was a refreshing motorist beacon along Highway 99 in years after the end of the war, when car travel became popular.  But in the evenings, Burge’s became a place for the youth of Modesto to hang out.  The classes of ’47 to ’67 made the weekend evenings a happening place.   ModestoView readers get an exclusive look at rare Burge’s photos thanks to the personal photo collection of Tony Ramirez, son of long time Burge’s carhop, Gerry Ramirez.  Both of Tony’s parents worked at Burge’s.  “It was a special time” Tony says, ”I had the most interesting childhood and my parents were amazing. The friends and family from those days were a special part of my life”   Gerry and Tony Ramirez were at Burge’s from day one. Gerry, born in Tuttle, Oklahoma on 9-21-1926, has been immortalized in the few photos that exist of Burge’s.  Tony was a soda jerk at Burge’s and kept the place moving fast and satisfying hungry customers.   The carhops worked hard and long hours.  They hustled and had to juggle the cars sometimes stacked 3-5 deep.  Gerry was on the job

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He also customized a 1950 Ford 2-door sedan. Many of his cars were displayed in local parades, car magazines and custom auto shows. Bennie also had a kind heart for friends and family. Upon his sister getting her driver’s license, he purchased a 1937 Ford for her and had it restored so she could drive to school. Needless to say, it was quite the conversation piece and she was very proud of it. After the Graffiti era faded, his fondness for cars became legendary. Bennie passed away on October 3, 1999 at the age of 69.

It was joyful time, and Charles was alive to re-live his young, carefree automotive days. It extended into his mid-years with both his sons, a trio cut form the same cloth. Charles became overjoyed when his oldest son won the Master Class of Best Custom at the Grand Daddy Oakdale Auto Show in 1979. Then his youngest son was honored and selected for the 1st full front page cover of a pickup truck by Peterson’s Four Wheel Drive Magazine in 1991, which was chosen over many custom cars.

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Walk of Fame

by Chris Murphy

Classic s l a r u M y t i n u Comm The spirit of Graffiti USA is now larger than life.   All over Modesto, classic murals have been painted to showcase our history and are a very exciting tour.  Take your friends, colleagues and family to see fantastic artwork that celebrates our classic car, cruising and music history.   Local artists like Aaron Vickery, Tom Nye and Al Faria have created classic murals.   World famous muralist like Ella Yates came to Modesto to be a part of our mural movement.  Take drive or a bike ride today to see our beautiful classic community murals.   You can find a color brochure for the murals at the CVB, Chamber of Commerce, ModSpot, Peer Recovery and many local businesses.  You can get more info online at www.facebook. com/classiccommunitymurals     Classic Community Murals were created and sponsored by John Black and Chris Murphy with the support of ModestoView, Peer Recovery Gallery, Sierra Pacific and Wells Fargo and other local businesses.  Start with the original at 13th and J and go from there.   

The Walk of Fame is the latest addition to the Modesto Historic Cruise Route celebrating our “Legends of the Cruise”. Permanent sidewalk markers honor each of our “Legends.   The very first cruise marker was presented to George Lucas during his appearance in Modesto for the Kiwanis Cruise Parade in 2013.   In 2014 nine other markers joined George’s in a new special designated “Walk of Fame” that begins in 10th Street Plaza and will extend each year as new inductees are honored.  These are our own hometown heroes.  They shaped the lives of today’s generation and thanks to them, Modesto USA is known around the world for being the birthplace of American Graffiti.   This is just the beginning and the Historic Cruise Route is just getting started.  More events, Legend inductees and monuments and visitor experiences will be added each year for Graffiti Summer and new designs for a “retro 10th Street are being developed to make our Graffiti Story and benefit our local economy.  Hopefully soon, we will have a Graffiti USA Museum. The 2015 Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame will be unveiled on June 10, during the Mid Valley Chevy Car show in 10th St place.    The car show starts at 5:30 and the presentation event will begin at 6:30.  The 2015 Inductees are the late Gerry Ramirez and Bennie Furtado along with Wendell Reed, Dennis Wilson, Charlie Reynolds and the speed shattering car club, the Century Toppers, represented by Gene Winfield, Bart Bartoni, and Pete Hischier. The mission of the Walk of Fame is to highlight the character and history of Modesto and educate and illuminate these stories to own citizens and visitors alike.  The 2015 markers were donated and created by Chris Murphy, ModestoView, Sierra Pacific, and the hard work of Colin Sparkman and the DecoStone Concrete team along with United Signs and ColorCoat.  I specially want to thank the City of Modesto, in particular Andy Johnson for making it easy to create these events and team with the city to make a positive change in our downtown. 2014 inductee Bart Bartoni

Dennis Wilson

Dennis Wilson was born and raised in Modesto in 1939. Dennis attended Enslen Elementary School, Roosevelt Junior High and then Thomas Downey High School, graduating in 1957. During his time attending Roosevelt, he passed by a 1931 Model A Vicky every day. One day while riding home from school, he saw a guy trying to pump up the tires on the Vicky. He stopped to talk with him and found out he was hoping to sell the A. The college student kept eyeing Dennis’ Dayton Bike and

asked if he would be interested in a trade for it. Dennis raced home to get the registration for the bike and hustled back before he changed his mind.Dennis and his father towed the car home and making Dennis the proud owner of his first car at 14! His second Model A was a coupe which sometimes didn’t have the wooden floorboard in place on the passenger side, which allowed for certain petroleum products to be discharged at the intersection of 10th & M. He started hanging out

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at Winfield’s Custom Shop at 451 Tully Road in the 50’s, and was able to tag along to some of the car shows. While attending MJC, his architectural drafting class project was the remodel of the fascia of 451 Tully Road. In exchange, Gene decided and built a custom front end for Dennis’ 1948 Mercury featuring ’59 Chevy quad headlights and nerf bars in place of the stock bumper. The Mercury was powered by a Chrysler engine.

The Century Toppers

The Century Toppers Auto Club, founded in 1947, was the first hot rod club formed in Modesto. It was started by a handful of local hot rodders, with Gene Winfield, a well known customer car builder, as one of the local hot rodders, with Gene Winfield, a well know customer car builder, as one of the founders and Robert Bryant as first secretary.  The club’s objectives were to promote auto safety and to improve the image of the sport of hot rodding.  The club quickly expanded to included members from surrounding cities like Riverbank, Ceres, Turlock, Patterson, Tracy, etc.   In 1949 they put on one of the first auto shows

held in northern California. This show was at the local Ford garage,  “Griswold & Wight”, December 10-11, 1949 and featured custom cars hot rods and motorcycles.  The club also worked very closely with the California Highway Patrol.  The clubs early meetings were held at the MJC Machine Shop.   As the name implies, Century Topper cars were able to exceed the 100 MPH century mark.   Club members Pete Hischier, and Bart Bartoni were induced individually to the Walk of Fame in 2014. 

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Rockabilly High and tights… by Jennifer Allsup High and tights… Executive Contours… Pompadours, and classic hot towel shaves are an everyday thing at Trevino’s Barber Shop & Shaving Parlor… and it’s all coming to downtown Modesto. This is the Rockabilly culture and it is uniquely Modesto’s culture and now it is coming to 909 10th St Located along 10th Street’s Historic Cruise Route, Trevino’s is housed in what used to be an old bank and was until recently an art gallery. It’s that small shop feel that you see pictures of – and hear stories about.  “We have a classic environment that appeals to folks of all ages”, says owner Tony Trevino, “and I’m so excited to bring the shop downtown” all while he skillfully edges around a gentleman’s neckline with a straight razor, creating a neat and clean finish. “I have worked incredibly hard to be here – traditional barbering is a passion of mine, and I’m thankful to work on my craft with every cut!”

Trevino’s has grown from a one chair shop to three (within a 2 year time span), with the addition of Jessica Johnston and Ryan Byrum – both of which were handselected to join the team. Tony adds, “They are both bright, determined and incredibly skilled – we are very lucky to have them”. Trevino’s provides a convenient online appointment system that can be found on their website at www.trevinosbarbershop.com  I have had many friends that went to spiff up their hair do’s and no one has walked away disappointed. Great, job Tony to you and your crew ! Look forward to you being in the downtown area. Not only is Tony the classic dapper barber, he is one of Modesto’s leading and most hard working Rockabilly musicians.  This is the classic intersection of art/music/syle and history.  Many of us Modestans attend our annual Graffiti cruise and car shows.

I suggest you go check out what other fabulous events are in store for Modesto in June. The State Theatre and Modesto View are bringing a night of Elvis. With many local talents Tony Trevino, Amie Alton, Mike Allsup, Third Party, Doug Robinett, Ron Meyer, Kent Whitt and the Downbeats, and Rob Ely on June 13th. Get your tickets, show at 7 pm. On June 18th is the Northern California

Women’s Music Festival “Shakin and Stirred Night” , featuring “Love Core” on the patio at Tresetii’s World Cafe. Love Core is doing some old classic 50’s doo woop. Starts at 5 pm til 9pm. Including local celebrity bartenders, Nikki Tomas (Kat Country), Tamara from the 104.1 the Hawk & many more. Please, come support and mention Northern California Women’s Music Festival. We are a non-profit, empowering young women of today and tomorrow.

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Metal The Yosemite Strip by Mike Vanek This month I would like to pay tribute to the heavy metal side of town, the Yosemite Strip. Gone are the days of going downtown for metal shows. Our metal scene was cast aside by the downtown venues, and left off their dance permits. Slowly but surely, metal bands transitioned to playing on Yosemite Ave. First at The Spinnaker Lounge, then Nic Padilla started having shows at Yosemite Lanes, and eventually we were welcomed at The Other Place (traditionally a country bar). Now all three venues regularly host metal bands and Yosemite Boulevard has been dubbed the “Metal Side of Town”. With 3 bars within walking distance, they have established a foundation for a vibrant heavy metal scene. Each bar has its own style and character. The Other Place hosts the larger shows with national bands and recently hosted Hatriot, M.O.D. & Ektomorf among others. The Spinnaker Lounge is the high church of Modesto metal and the home of Modesto’s very own heavy metal supporting bartender

Sylvia Spinnaker, and the majority of the 209’s metal scene has cut their teeth. Recently, Yosemite Lanes started having shows again and they are always FREE! Yosemite Lanes is a fun venue with cool people and drunk bowling is probably the funniest thing ever to watch. I highly encourage everyone to support all three of these rad venues that keep our scene alive! I have one last thing to talk about this month, and that is the announcement of the return of the legendary PRIMUS to the Graffiti City, Modesto USA. Although they are not really “metal”, they are one of the most original heavy bands of our time, and the last time they played here was just amazing! The show is September 1st at Modesto Center Plaza, and tickets are available at the plaza office on L street or select Boyett-Petroleum stations all around Modesto! That’s all for me this month as always: KEEP ONE FOOT IN THE GUTTER AND ONE FIST IN THE GOLD!

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Author “Last Chance Angel” Photo by James A. Ewing

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Artwork by Jackson Leverone.

It was hot and he was late. He paid, got the keys, and slid into the driver’s seat, hoping the mechanic hadn’t left grease stains on the seat. She shuffled up, all bad teeth and street-beaten obeisance. “Can’t they keep these people out of here,” he thought. She wasn’t that old. She wore pink flip flops and the cuffs rolled up on her worn Levi’s. Her stringy hair was tied with a faded bandanna. Her eyes were a little off. She spoke, but he couldn’t hear her through the rolled-up glass. The automatic window wasn’t working that day either, so he opened the door a crack. “’Scuse me, I just need fifty cents,” she said. “For some milk.” “Right,” he thought, “if Gallo made milk.” “I’m sorry,” he said, smiling and waving his hand and wishing she were gone. He wasn’t sure why he rejected her request immediately. He almost always gave these people something. “How ‘bout fifteen cents?” “Sorry.” “Five cents. Anything.” “Sorry,” and he closed the door. She shrugged and stutter-stepped off to ask the young Mexican man who was busy cleaning up behind the garage. She followed him around, hand outstretched. He didn’t even look at her. She gave up and disappeared around a corner. Out of sight, out of mind. He stowed everything away, happy to be back in the familiar territory of his car. He started to check his cell phone for messages when a shadow darkened the screen. She was back. She held out her weather-wrinkled hand. “Fifteen cents,” she said. “I got fifteen cents.” She smiled and fluttered away toward the convenience store across the street. He pulled out and headed home. He was listening to his cell messages and never saw the truck that ran the red light.

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Jazz & Blues What’s new with Jazz and the Blues News by Eric Benson Well, I have been living in the downtown with so much to do! Lila Downs, Bonnie Rait, Bos Scaggs and Peter Framptom coming up. It’s live Day on the Green with no green, and a muchappreciated seat to enjoy the show. Yes, we are getting older and standing in a stadium for hours listening to live music is a joy of a bygone era. I personally like the small venues best with Barkin’ Dog Grill with Blues, Brews to Jazz, and Green’s basement venue with recent show promoted by John Griswold, and Café Urbano now opening its doors to live music, and on a sleepy Sunday morning you can hear Patty Castillo playing a breakfast gig at Deva Café. Plenty to do with the festivals and our own ode to cruise Graffiti summer coming up. Plenty of opportunity to partake of some music here in the downtown. A special event Sunday June 7th from 6PM to 9PM is the One Table event fundraiser for United Way; a fun-raiser with yours truly Eric

dancing. Show from 7 to 10PM with food and drink available in the all-age venue. Call the Dog for reservations: 209- 572-2341. Barry Finerty acid Jazz guitarist who has played with Miles Davis, Jaco Pastorious, BB King, and Brecker Brothers will rock the house playing Jazz, R & B, and Funk.  If you play, come on down and sit-in Benson, Johnny Valdes guitar, Tim Allen bass with the best musicians in the area. and vocals, and Dave Hawks on drums playing In May, for their 80th birthday celebration, ambient Jazz for the event. We would love to The State Theatre brought in Lavay Smith and have you come down and support this event if her Red Hot Skillet Lickers, Bid Sam’s Funky you like great food and live music for a good cause. The link is http://www.uwaystan.org.            Nation (Big Band Funk), and Robin Ford. June Celebrates Graffiti month with June 6th Blue Monday Party & invitational jam returns American Graffiti, 20th Sing-along Grease, and to the Barkin’ Dog Grill on the second Monday 26-28th dance company Strut performers with June 8th, with special guest Jazz guitarist Barry Rock of Ages. Finerty. Barry is back from tour in Europe Live music in DEWZ Wine Bar in June booked and will be playing some tracks off his new by myself, continues live music on Friday and album “Nothing’s Gonna Be Allright”. On Blue Monday, the  house band  Ultra Lounge will be: Saturday nights 7 to 10PM, incorporating the best local musicians playing in the intimate Johnny Valdes guitar, Tim Allen bass vocals, wine bar environment. What I have booked for Dave Hawks on drums, Eric Benson, Pat Govall you music lovers in June: Friday 5th Josh ernor on Keys, Jamey Dubberly on Trombone, Rosenblum solo guitar and vocals, Saturday 6th and Andrew Rosenblum on Sax and Trumpet. Tim Allen piano and vocals Billy Joel to Elton The jam this month will features Jazz, R & John and standards, Friday 12th Patt Durr and B, Funk, Latin and a little of everything else friends (of Home Grown), Saturday 13th Kent with special guests sitting in for listening and

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Gripenstraw solo jazz and popular piano, Friday 19th & Saturday 27th John King & Robin Motgomery Jazz guitar duo, Sat 20th Andrew Rosenblum guitar and vocals, and Friday 26th Beatles tribute with Third Party Chris Murphy and Gary Nelson. If you know you’re coming down, call to reserve a table as best seating is limited. Full food and bar available in the wine bar. Lowdown on the jam session in the downtown: Barkin’ Dog Thursday night jazz jams with Dave Dow & at Queen Bean Sundays, catch open mike night in an all-age environment. Remember, please support our local live venues for live music and the arts. Take some time out to hear some live music, and see the arts of our own town. Think globally and act locally. All the best, peace out! Eric Benson, cell 209-918-7033.

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by Leia Johnson When I think of summer I think of picnic blankets, cheese platters, my friends, and live music. Where can you find all of these glorious things? That’s right! Concert in the Park. Starting on June 4th and ending on July 9th, spend your Thursday evenings at Graceada Park! Live music will be played and tons of people will be together. It’s a great place to socialize with friends or potential friends. Another place you can socialize is at The State Theatre’s screening of American Graffiti on June 6th! Doors open at 2 and the Film begins at 3. Before the show begins you can purchase a delicious root beer float! Also before the screening begins, Kent Whitt and his band (The Downtown Beats) will be playing some 50’s/60’s music. Admission is only $3 so bring your kids, friends, neighbors and everyone in between! It’s going to be a ton of fun in one of Modesto’s well loved Theatres! My dad is in a rocking band called Third Party!

They were recently featured in the Stanislaus Magazine, so if you haven’t checked that out, I recommend that you do. They are playing at Modesto’s “Elvis Tribute Show” June 13th at The State, a show that you won’t want to miss. Another thing I love to do in the summertime is go to Blueberry Bluff. I’ve gone with family, friends, and my 3 year old cousin, so it’s definitely an all ages activity. We go out into the field and turn off our phones and pick blueberries together. The price for the blueberries is unbeatable and the taste is the best! For more information visit www.blueberrybluff.com Make sure that you check the dates and times that it is open before visiting.

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Fit Leave Your Fears at the Seashore by Efren Martinez The benefits of open-water swimming are many if you can just get past the fear that goes along with it. Swimming at your local gym’s pool is much safer after all, you’re in a heated pool with a lifeguard on hand. In fact, the biggest danger you might encounter there is a child’s “Baby Ruth” floating by you during your swim. As a Tri-Athlete the best swimming conditions are in the ocean or a lake. I prefer the ocean by far, but it can be dangerous. In the ocean you may share the water with more then just a few jet skies and boats, you share it with a vast amount of sea creatures that can bite, sting or even eat you. Within the last 8 years, I’ve traveled to many beaches for some of this great open-water training. One of the most dangerous bodies of water is the San Francisco Bay. Although not very publicized, it is a nursery for sharks including Great Whites. But no worries, they generally only feed on crabs and

fish until they get to be around 6 feet in length, at which time they make their way out to the open ocean. Just recently I made my way to Cabo for my annual swim across the Sea of Cortez to Lands End. While I was there I did manage to avoid getting eaten by a sea creature, but could not avoid being stung. By now, I know it’s what I can expect when I train there. The stings mostly came from Jellyfish, and I’m also guessing Pufferfish. When you get stung you will definitely feel it, as it is equivalent to being stung by a wasp. But they just don’t sting you once, they sting you multiple times. Regardless, I’ve become immune to the sting over the years and my biggest advice is that you don’t panic and just keep swimming. The benefits of openwater training for me personally outweighs the dangers.

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In the ocean, I find I’m much faster than in the pool or lake. The sea’s saltwater keeps me more buoyant than a pool, where my body sinks like a rock. The other benefits of swimming in the ocean are that you continuously have to fight the chilly choppy ocean currents, as well as the thought that at any given time a sea creature can bite, sting or eat you, both are quite motivationg factors. By now you’re probably wondering with so many dangers, why do I enjoy it so much? Perhaps it’s just the way I and many other Tri-Athletes are wired. Despite having so many sea creatures come upon me over the years, such as Humpbacks, Giant Squids and Orcas; I find it less of a danger than training on my road bike. This open-water conditioning is vital for any type of competition that requires you to leave your fears at the shore. If you are not mentally ready, your own uncertainties

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by Mary Layton a busy day: My inner balance, a sense of peace, patience, confidence and energy. My legs feel stronger, my muscles have been stretched and loosened, and I feel once again connected with the earth under me and my surroundings. The tingling in my fingertips and the warm fullness throughout my body tell me that circulation of blood and oxygen is really happening. It’s a subtle and wonderful sensation. I feel young and alive. There is a sense that time does slow down if I follow, at least from time to time, the Great Tao. What could following the Tao do for you? For more info go to taichi4modesto@aol.com or call (209)572-4518

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by Monica Barber The afternoon sun is warm on my skin as I sit sipping a Lemon Drop in Fuzio’s patio. Ms. M can’t help but people-watch as the crowd disperses home from a packed matinee at Brendan Theaters in Downtown Modesto. The hint of cool in the air indicates that the evening’s arrival is quick. The deal of the day for Ms. M is a free Lyft ride home. Well there’s nothing wrong with getting a deal and the chance to start saving is always upon you when you are having fun! Here’s a few ways to save and spoil yourself in Modesto! Start June off right with A Night At the Bowl! June 2nd presents a chance to experience a night of live entertainment accompanied by plenty of great company paired with food and drinks from the best wineries, breweries and restaurants in the area. At $35 per person you are guaranteed a definite deal with all the delicious cuisine. The event runs from 6-9:30pm. All proceeds benefit the City of Modesto’s Parks & Recreation Department and MoBand. Support those who bring us Concert in the Park every year! Graceda Park, 401 Needham Street. More Info: http://www.modestogov.com/prnd/ events/moband.asp Don’t miss out! The first free Concert in the

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Friday 5th Josh Rosenblum solo guitar and vocals Saturday 6th Tim Allen piano and vocals Billy Joel to Elton John and standards, Friday 12th Patt Durr and friends (of Home Grown) Saturday 13th Kent Gripenstraw solo jazz and popular piano Friday 19th & Saturday 27th John King & Robin Motgomery Jazz guitar duo Sat 20th Andrew Rosenblum guitar and vocals, Friday 26th Beatles tribute with Third Party Chris Murphy and Gary Nelson.

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Enjoy Modesto Night Life! • Enjoy Responsibly June 1 Alex Lucero Dance Exercise Class Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Marie’s Story Mayor’s Book reading Storytime Open Mic Comedy Overreaters Anonymous Parents of College Bound Students Class Preschool Story Time The 100-Year-Old Man Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms June 2 4TH ANNUAL Night at the Bowl American Corporate Security Hiring Event Book n Craft: Creepy Carrots Crazy 8’s Math Club Forever Young Dance Club Funstrummers Ukulele Play Along Golden Valley Chorus Heroes Summer Reading party Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Music Marie’s Story Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Superhero Cuffs Superhero Lollipop Craft The 100-Year-Old Man Toastmaster Supper Club Turlock Seniors Dance Wiggle Worms Yoga with Rosa June 3 2015 Heros Recognition Red Cross American Corporate Security Hiring Event Bird Feeder Craft Book Club Crazy 8s Math Club Creole Jazz Kings Family Game Day Graffiti Classic Cars In One Accord Juicing Class Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Knit and Crochet Class Magician Shawn Durham Magician Shawn Durham Magician Shawn Durham Marie’s Story Modesto Garden Club Table Viewing Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Oakdale Farmer’s Market Open Mic Paper Airplanes Peter Frampton Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime Riverbank Farmer’s Market Riverbank Golden Ages SuperHero Training Camp The 100-Year-Old Man Upcycled Superhero Costumes Wine Down Wednesday June 4 American Corporate Security Hiring Event Bugs Bugs Bugs Storytime Building Steam with Dia Casanova’s Night Club Community Hero Craft Crazy 8s Math Class David Dow and friends jam session Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch

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Location The Boardroom Salida Library Ridgway’s, Modesto State Theatre Riverbank Library Shooter’s Pub & Grill Sutter Gould, McHenry Ave Modesto Library Keyes Library State Theatre Modesto Library Modesto Library Graceada Park Needham @ Sycamore Clarion Inn, Modesto Salida Library Oakdale Library Modesto Senior Center Trinity Presbyterian Church Mancini Hall, Modesto Waterford Library Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Tiki Lounge Ridgway’s, Modesto Vito’s, Modesto State Theatre Ceres Library Denair Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Newman Library Turlock Library State Theatre Denny’s 1525 McHenry 11914 Cahill St, Turlock Modesto Library Patterson Library Doubletree/Centre Plaza, Modesto Clarion Inn, Modesto keyes Library Turlock Library Newman Library Shooter’s Pub & Grill Patterson Library Velvet Grill, McHenry Ave, Modesto Strings, Turlock Patterson Library Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Waterford Library Oakdale Library oakdale Library Riverbank Library State Theatre Del Rio Country Club Sabatino’s, Modesto North 3rd & Bianchi Plaza, Oakdale Speakeasy Lounge, Modesto Turlock Library Gallo Center for the Arts Empire Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Newman Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Riverbank Community Center Park 3600Santa Fe St, Riverbank Hughson Library State Theatre Denair Library Redwood Café, Modesto Clarion Inn, Modesto Hughson Library Oakdale Library Crocodile’s, Modesto Hughson Library Riverbank Library Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto Kaiser Dale Rd, Modesto Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto

Kyle the Great Live Music Live Music Marie’s Story MoBand Concert in the Park Modesto Certified Farmer’s Market Modesto Garden Club Spring Luncheon Modesto Nuts Home Game vs Stockton Oakdale Museum & History Center Octopus Craft Preschool Story Time Sandy Maule Spanish Preschool Storytime Superhero Day Superhero Logo Bingo The 100-Year-Old Man Turlock Sunshine Strummers June 5 A & W Graffiti Nights Battered Beaver Live DJs Comedy Meets the Symphony Orchestra Dave and Penny show DJ & Live Music DJ Otto & Guests Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program Johnny Cardenas & The Wise Guys Josh Rosenblum Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live in Cellar - Faux Renwah Marie’s Story Modesto Nuts Home Game vs Stockton Music in the Plaza Lodge Pole Pickers Neil Buettner (Live music) Rick Barnes Sandy Maule Teens Rockin’ Jump The Weekend Dance Party VFW Hamburger Night June 6 A & W Graffiti Nights B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Battered Beaver DJ Awal Bilingual Preschool Storytime Ceres Library Grand Reopening DJ & Live Music Dry Creek Trail Love Modesto Clean Up Farmer’s Market Film- American Graffiti Hopping at the Hangar Sock Hop Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Meditation with Susie Mizz Monique’s Dragalicious Show Modesto Certified Farmer’s Market Modesto Nuts Home Game vs Stockton Oakdale Museum & History Center Old School Saturdays Open Air Market Rockin’ Saturdays Saturday Easy D Ride Science-a-palooza Scottish Highland Games So good for the soul So Good for the Soul The Weekend Dance Party Tim Allen Una Noche Llnea de Luceros Uncle Lonny’s Brews, Blues & BBQ June 7 10th Annual Graffiti Car Show Acoustic Live Music FOE Breakfast Graffiti Party Night Happy 30th Anniversary Becky House Music & Vibes Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Modesto Nuts Home Game vs Stockton One Table Community Dinner Queen Bean Open Mic Night Seniors Club Breakfast The Big Mix VFW Breakfast June 8 Blue Monday with Eric Bensen and friends Creation Station “Lights Camera Action!” Creation Station “Lights Camera Action!”

Sabatino’s, Modesto Deva Cafe Surla’s, Moesto State Theatre Graceada Park Needham @ Sycamore Downtown Modesto Del Rio Country Club John Thurman Field, Modesto 212 West F Street Hughson Library Hughson Library The Fruit Yard Modesto Library Ceres Library Empire Library State Theatre Carnegie Arts Center N. Broadway, Turlock A & W, G St, Modesto Battered Beaver, Oakdale Gallo Center for the Arts Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto Surla’s, Modesto Urbano, H St Modesto MJC West, Science Center Shooter’s Pub & Grill Dewz, Modesto Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Greens on 10th, Modesto State Theatre John Thurman Field, Modesto 10th St Plaza, Modesto Redwood Cafe, 4342 Dale Rd, Modesto The Fruit Yard The Fruit Yard Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Crocodiles Nightclub VFW Hall Modesto A & W, G St, Modesto Oakdale Bike Shop Battered Beaver, Oakdale Modesto Library Ceres Library Surla’s, Modesto Dry Creek Trail, Modesto Main & Broadway, Turlock State Theatre, J St, Modesto Hangar I-2 700 Tioga Dr, Modesto Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Intrinsic Elements Modesto Climax Bar, Modesto Downtown Modesto John Thurman Field, Modesto 212 West F Street Shooter’s Pub & Grill Yogurt Station, Oakdale Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Oakdale Bike Shop Modesto Library Tuolumne River Park, Modesto Gallo Center for the Arts Gallo Center for the Arts Crocodiles Nightclub Dewz, Modesto Gallo Center for the Arts Hope Haven West Warehouse, Modesto McHenry Village, Modesto Deva Cafe Eagles Hall, Modesto Crocodiles Nightclub Modesto The Boardroom Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto John Thurman Field, Modesto 15th & J St, at Corazon del Valle Mural Queen Bean Cafe Denny’s 1525 McHenry Crocodile’s, Modesto VFW Hall Modesto Barkin Dog Grill, 11th St, Modesto Gallo Center for the Arts Gallo Center for the Arts

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Have fun and be S afe! • Please Designate a Driver Dance Exercise Class Josh Rosenblum Band Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Mid Valley Chevy Car Show Modesto Nuts Home vs Rancho Cucamonga Open Mic Comedy Overreaters Anonymous Preschool Story Time Third Party Live Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms Xtreme Science Magic Show Xtreme Science Magic Show Xtreme Science Magic Show June 9 American Corporate Security Hiring Event Book Club Bubbles! Car Show Crazy 8’s Math Club Creation Station “Lights Camera Action!” Creation Station “Lights Camera Action!” Flying Superheroes Forever Young Dance Club Funstrummers Ukulele Play Along Golden Valley Chorus Jam at Queen Bean Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Music Modesto Nuts Home vs Rancho Cucamonga Poetry reading & open Mic - Gillian Wegner Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Toastmaster Supper Club Turlock Seniors Dance Wiggle Worms Xtreme Science Magic Show Xtreme Science Magic Show June 10 American Corporate Security Hiring Event Cancas Splatter Art Catapult Craft Chevy club Graffiti Run Crazy 8s Math Club Creation Station “Lights Camera Action!” Creation Station “Lights Camera Action!” Creole Jazz Kings Downtown Modesto Car Show Graffiti Classic Cars In One Accord Juicing Class Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Knit and Crochet Class Modesto Nuts Home vs Rancho Cucamonga Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Oakdale Farmer’s Market Open Mic Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime Riverbank Farmer’s Market Riverbank Golden Ages Spectacular Sidekicks Stanislaus County Coin Club Toastmasters Daybreak Walk of Fame Unveiling Wine Down Wednesday June 11 American Corporate Security Hiring Event Candle Art Class Car Show Casanova’s Night Club Crazy 8s Math Class Creation Station “Lights Camera Action!” Creation Station “Lights Camera Action!” David Dow and friends jam session Healthy Eating Class

Salida Library The Boardroom Ridgway’s, Modesto American Chevrolet, Modesto John Thurman Field, Modesto Shooter’s Pub & Grill Sutter Gould, McHenry Ave Keyes Library American Chevrolet, Modesto Modesto Library Modesto Library Keyes Library Turlock Library Turlock Library Clarion Inn, Modesto Salida Library Turlock Library Vintage Faire Mall Modesto Oakdale Library Gallo Center for the Arts Gallo Center for the Arts Waterford Library Modesto Senior Center Trinity Presbyterian Church Mancini Hall, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Tiki Lounge Ridgway’s, Modesto Vito’s, Modesto John Thurman Field, Modesto Barkin Dog Grill, 11th Street, Modesto Ceres Library Denair Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Denny’s 1525 McHenry 11914 Cahill St, Turlock Modesto Library Salida Library Waterford Library Clarion Inn, Modesto keyes Library Turlock Library Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto Newman Library Gallo Center for the Arts Gallo Center for the Arts Shooter’s Pub & Grill 12th & K St Velvet Grill, McHenry Ave, Modesto Strings, Turlock patterson Library Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Waterford Library John Thurman Field, Modesto Sabatino’s, Modesto North 3rd & Bianchi Plaza, Oakdale Speakeasy Lounge, Modesto Empire Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Newman Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Riverbank Community Center Park 3600Santa Fe St, Riverbank Hughson Library Denny’s 1525 McHenry Denny’s 1525 McHenry 10th St Plaza Redwood Café, Modesto Clarion Inn, Modesto Waterford Library Cool Hand Luke’s, Riverbank Crocodile’s, Modesto Riverbank Library Gallo Center for the Arts Gallo Center for the Arts Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto Kaiser Bangs Medical Offices

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John McCutcheon - Joe Hill’s Last Will Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Kyle the Great Live Music Live Music Live Music & Paul’s Rustic Pizza Truck Magician Shawn Durham Magician Shawn Durham MoBand Concert in the Park Modesto Certified Farmer’s Market Oakdale Museum & History Center Patti Castillo Davis @ Farmer’s Market Preschool Story Time Sandy Maule Spanish Preschool Storytime Turlock Sunshine Strummers June 12 A & W Graffiti Nights Battered Beaver Live DJs Creation Station “Lights Camera Action!” Creation Station “Lights Camera Action!” DJ & Live Music DJ Otto & Guests Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program Hughson Senior Dance & Potluck Johnny Cardenas & The Wise Guys Johnny Rocket and the Thrust Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Kiwanis Classic Car Parade Music in Plaza Graffiti Late Night Neil Buettner (Live music) Patt Durr & Friends Rick Barnes Sandy Maule Teens Rockin’ Jump The Weekend Dance Party VFW Hamburger Night June 13 A & W Graffiti Nights American Graffiti Car Show & Festival B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Battered Beaver DJ Awal Bilingual Preschool Storytime Chocolate Tasting Chocolate tasting Class Chocolate tasting Class Couponing Class Salida Library DJ & Live Music Farmer’s Market Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Kent Gripenstraw LIBERACION / VENNUS / LOS CAMINANTES Mizz Monique’s Dragalicious Show Modesto Certified Farmer’s Market Oakdale Museum & History Center Old School Saturdays Pirate Day Rafting Rockin’ Saturdays Saturday Easy D Ride The Modesto Elvis Tribute Show The Weekend Dance Party Turlock Uke Jamz Valley Jazz company June 14 Acoustic Live Music American Graffiti Car Show & Festival Camellia Society Meeting FOE Breakfast House Music & Vibes Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Luv2Dance Annual Recital & Show Luv2Dance Annual Show Manteca Senior Dance Queen Bean Open Mic Night Seniors Club Breakfast The Big Mix USA Dance Ballroom Dacing VFW Breakfast June 15 Dance Exercise Class Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Modesto Nuts Home Game vs San Jose

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Prospect Theatre, Modesto Kaiser Dale Rd, Modesto Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Sabatino’s, Modesto Deva Cafe Surla’s, Moesto Bella Vagos, Modesto Newman Library Patterson Library Graceada Park Needham @ Sycamore Downtown Modesto 212 West F Street Modesto Library Hughson Library The Fruit Yard Modesto Library Carnegie Arts Center N. Broadway, Turlock A & W, G St, Modesto Battered Beaver, Oakdale Gallo Center for the Arts Gallo Center for the Arts Surla’s, Modesto Urbano, H St Modesto MJC West, Science Center 2307 Fourth St, Hughson Shooter’s Pub & Grill 10th St Plaza, Modesto Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Downtown Modesto 10th St Plaza Redwood Cafe, 4342 Dale Rd, Modesto Dewz, Modesto The Fruit Yard The Fruit Yard Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Crocodiles Nightclub VFW Hall Modesto A & W, G St, Modesto Municipal Golf Course, Modesto Oakdale Bike Shop Battered Beaver, Oakdale Modesto Library Salida Regional Library Denair Library Salida Library Salida Library, Salida Surla’s, Modesto Main & Broadway, Turlock Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Dewz, Modesto Fat Cat Music House Climax Bar, Modesto Downtown Modesto 212 West F Street Shooter’s Pub & Grill Jacob Meyers Park, Riverbank Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Oakdale Bike Shop State Theatre Crocodiles Nightclub Carnegie Arts Center N. Broadway, Turlock Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto Deva Cafe Municipal Golf Course, Modesto One Church Scenic Drive Modesto Eagles Hall, Modesto The Boardroom Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto State Theatre State Theatre 295 Cherry Lane, Manteca Queen Bean Cafe Denny’s 1525 McHenry Crocodile’s, Modesto Odd Fellows Hall, Hughson VFW Hall Modesto Salida Library Ridgway’s, Modesto John Thurman Field, Modesto

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absolute treasure and will help you stay fit and healthy by eating fresh and tasty produce grown right here in the Central Valley. This handy list of local certified farmer’s market locations will help you find your groove and stay on track with your health goals. Remember to take your reusable bags, and ride your bike to the market when you can. Modesto- Yes of course, fruits and veggies, but here you can also find fresh eggs from MJC, purple potatoes and exotic mushrooms, bacon-on-a-stick from Green’s Market booth, fresh pita chips at the hummus booth, and even soaps, jellies and crafts. Music fans can boogie to tunes sponsored by ModestoView. Between H & I Streets on 15th St near the library. Thurs & Sats 7am-1pm Kaiser Medical Center, Modesto Perfect location for people who want to take out two birds with one stone: Grab your week’s produce at the same time as your doctor’s appointment, or picking up a prescription. 4601 Dale Road, Thurs 8am-2pm (year-round) Turlock- This is their first season on Saturdays! Aside from the usual fruits & veggies, they are known for their cupcakes, shaved ice, and beef jerky. You can also find soaps, crafts, honey & lavender here. Center & Main St. Sats, 8am-1pm Oakdale- A night option for our busy schedules, and this year brings a twist! Local produce on one side, car show on the other! Bring your blanket, buy your dinner for your picnic basket, and let the kiddos play while you listen to live music. The third Wednesday of the month will also include wine tasting for those 21 and over. North 3rd Avenue & Bianchi Plaza, Weds 5pm-8pm Riverbank – The City of Action offers another evening adventure option for those seeking cooler temperatures or who have to work during the day. Known for apricots, fresh herbs and community booths. Riverbank Community Center Park, 3600 Santa Fe St, Weds 5pm-8pm

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Monday Night Jam Open Mic Comedy Overreaters Anonymous Preschool Story Time Uncle Jer’s Traveling Bee Show Uncle Jer’s Traveling Bee Show Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms June 16 American Corporate Security Hiring Event Caregiver Coffee Break Celebrating Community Heroes Comic Strip Magnet Computer Basics Class Crazy 8’s Math Club Family Dinner Night: Big Hero 6 Forever Young Dance Club Funstrummers Ukulele Play Along Golden Valley Chorus Jam at Queen Bean Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Music Modesto Nuts Home Game vs San Jose Morgan James Morgan James Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Super Girls Crafts Toastmaster Supper Club Turlock Seniors Dance Uncle Jer’s Traveling Bee Show Uncle Jer’s Traveling Bee Show Wiggle Worms Yoga with Rosa June 17 American Corporate Security Hiring Event As Seen on Pintrest Class Button Craft Crazy 8s Math Club Creole Jazz Kings Dream Catcher Craft FunStrummers Graffiti Classic Cars Hawaiian lei Craft In One Accord Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Knit and Crochet Class Modesto Nuts Home Game vs San Jose Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Oakdale Farmer’s Market Open Mic Popsicle Stick Frame Craft Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime Riverbank Farmer’s Market Riverbank Golden Ages Uncle Jer’s Traveling Bee Show Uncle Jer’s Traveling Bee Show Wee Move & Play Toddler Class Wig Out Wednesdays with Nina West Wine Down Wednesday June 18 American Corporate Security Hiring Event Casanova’s Night Club Celebrity Bartender Night Crazy 8s Math Class David Dow and friends jam session Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Kyle the Great Lightswitch Cover craft Live Music Live Music MoBand Concert in the Park Modesto Certified Farmer’s Market

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The Boardroom Shooter’s Pub & Grill Sutter Gould, McHenry Ave Keyes Library Keyes Library Modesto Library Modesto Library Modesto Library Clarion Inn, Modesto Hospice, 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto Turlock Library Waterford Library oakdale Library Oakdale Library Salida Library Modesto Senior Center Trinity Presbyterian Church Mancini Hall, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Tiki Lounge Ridgway’s, Modesto Vito’s, Modesto John Thurman Field, Modesto State Theatre State Theatre, Modesto Ceres Library Denair Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Hughson Library Denny’s 1525 McHenry 11914 Cahill St, Turlock Ceres Library Empire Library Modesto Library Patterson Library Clarion Inn, Modesto Turlock Library Riverbank Library Newman Library Shooter’s Pub & Grill Turlock Library Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto Velvet Grill, McHenry Ave, Modesto Patterson Library Strings, Turlock Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Waterford Library John Thurman Field, Modesto Sabatino’s, Modesto North 3rd & Bianchi Plaza, Oakdale Speakeasy Lounge, Modesto Keyes Library Empire Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Newman Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Riverbank Community Center Park 3600Santa Fe St, Riverbank Denair Library Hughson Library Oakdale Library Tiki Lounge Redwood Café, Modesto Clarion Inn, Modesto Crocodile’s, Modesto Tresetti World Caffe Riverbank Library Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto Kaiser Dale Rd, Modesto Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Sabatino’s, Modesto keyes Library Deva Cafe Surla’s, Moesto Graceada Park Needham @ Sycamore Downtown Modesto

Modesto Nuts Home Game vs High Desert Oakdale Museum & History Center Preschool Story Time Sandy Maule Spanish Preschool Storytime Third Thursday Art Walk Turlock Sunshine Strummers Vintage Faire Mall Kids Club June 19 22nd Annual Back to Graffiti A & W Graffiti Nights Backyard Bookworms Battered Beaver Live DJs DJ & Live Music DJ Otto & Guests Gemma Bovery Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program Irish Cultural Society John King & Robin Montgomery Johnny Cardenas & The Wise Guys Juneteenth Celebration Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Modesto Nuts Home Game vs High Desert Music in the Plaza Joe Baretta Neil Buettner (Live music) Rick Barnes Sandy Maule Teens Rockin’ Jump The Stone Foxes The Weekend Dance Party The Yes Men Are Revolting VFW Hamburger Night June 20 22nd Annual Back to Graffiti 4th Annual Patterson Car Show A & W Graffiti Nights Andrew Rosenblum B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Battered Beaver DJ Awal Bilingual Preschool Storytime California California DJ & Live Music Farmer’s Market Graffiti Nuts Game & Fireworks Happy Birthday Aaron Brown! Hardware jewelry Craft Juneteenth Celebration Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Madison Murphy Gets Married! Misfits/Sinners vs Pacific Coast Recycle Rollers Mizz Monique’s Dragalicious Show Modesto Certified Farmer’s Market Modesto Nuts Home Game vs High Desert MPA - The Music Man Oakdale Museum & History Center Old School Saturdays Peggy Sue Got Married Rockin’ Saturdays Saturday Easy D Ride Sing-a-long Grease Sing-A-Long-Grease Slosh Ball Superhero Lollipop class Superhero Movie X-men Teenage Craft Faire The Weekend Dance Party Tony and The Tough Times VIPS Gala “Can’t Stop the Music” June 21 EuroSunday Car Club FOE Breakfast House Music & Vibes Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Modesto Jazz Society Modesto Nuts Home Game vs High Desert MPA - The Music Man NCWMF - Youth Night Patti Castillo Davis, Acoustic Queen Bean Open Mic Night Rebel Without a Cause Seniors Club Breakfast Stanislaus Humanist’s Coffee Klatch The Big Mix VFW Breakfast June 22 Dance Exercise Class Josh Rosenblum Band

John Thurman Field, Modesto 212 West F Street Hughson Library The Fruit Yard Modesto Library Downtown Modesto Carnegie Arts Center 250 N. Broadway, Turlock Vintage Faire Mall Modesto The Fruit Yard A & W, G St, Modesto Great Valley Museum Battered Beaver, Oakdale Surla’s, Modesto Urbano, H St Modesto State Theatre MJC West, Science Center Denny’s 1525 McHenry Dewz, Modesto Shooter’s Pub & Grill King-Kennedy Modesto Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto John Thurman Field, Modesto 10th St Plaza, Modesto Redwood Cafe, 4342 Dale Rd, Modesto The Fruit Yard The Fruit Yard Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Fat Cat Music House Crocodiles Nightclub State Theatre VFW Hall Modesto The Fruit Yard Downtown Patterson A & W, G St, Modesto Dewz, Modesto Oakdale Bike Shop Battered Beaver, Oakdale Modesto Library Gallo Center for the Arts Gallo Center for the Arts Surla’s, Modesto Main & Broadway, Turlock John Thurman Field, Modesto Modesto Riverbank Library King-Kennedy Modesto Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Ripon Stanislaus County Fairgrounds, Turlock Climax Bar, Modesto Downtown Modesto John Thurman Field, Modesto Gallo Center for the Arts 212 West F Street Shooter’s Pub & Grill State Theatre Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Oakdale Bike Shop State Theatre, Modesto State Theatre Enslen Park Modesto Newman Library Modesto Library Modesto Library Crocodiles Nightclub Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto St. Joseph’s Church, Modesto Village Baking, Modesto Eagles Hall, Modesto The Boardroom Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Clarion Inn, Modesto John Thurman Field, Modesto Gallo Center for the Arts Cafe Deva Deva Cafe Queen Bean Cafe State Theatre Denny’s 1525 McHenry Queen Bean Cafe Crocodile’s, Modesto VFW Hall Modesto Salida Library The Boardroom

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Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Open Mic Comedy Overreaters Anonymous Preschool Story Time Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms June 23 American Corporate Security Hiring Event Book Club Chocolate Fondue Class Computer Basics Crazy 8’s Math Club Forever Young Dance Club Funstrummers Ukulele Play Along Golden Valley Chorus Hero Mask Making Jam at Queen Bean Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Music Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Toastmaster Supper Club Turlock Seniors Dance Wiggle Worms Window Clings Craft June 24 American Corporate Security Hiring Event Button Maker Class Crazy 8s Math Club Creole Jazz Kings Graffiti Classic Cars In One Accord Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Knit and Crochet Class Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Oakdale Farmer’s Market Open Mic Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime Riverbank Farmer’s Market Riverbank Golden Ages Stanislaus County Coin Club SuperHero Party Superhero Stamp Shirt Wine Down Wednesday June 25 American Corporate Security Hiring Event Casanova’s Night Club Crazy 8s Math Class David Dow and friends jam session Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Kyle the Great Live Music Live Music MoBand Concert in the Park Modesto Certified Farmer’s Market NCWMF Celebrates Young Women in Music Oakdale Museum & History Center Perler Bead Craft Preschool Story Time Sandy Maule Spanish Preschool Storytime Superhero Bookmarker/Magnet Craft Superhero training class The Alpha Complex Turlock Sunshine Strummers June 26 A & W Graffiti Nights Animal Talk kids program Bar Code Jazz Trio Battered Beaver Live DJs Beatles Tribute Third Party Band DJ & Live Music DJ Otto & Guests Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program Johnny Cardenas & The Wise Guys Karaoke Night

Ridgway’s, Modesto Shooter’s Pub & Grill Sutter Gould, McHenry Ave Keyes Library Modesto Library Modesto Library

Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Band Karaoke MPA - The Music Man Music in the Plaza Strange Brew Clarion Inn, Modesto Neil Buettner (Live music) Riverbank Library Photograms Class Newman Library Rick Barnes oakdale Library Rock The Ages Oakdale Library Sandy Maule Modesto Senior Center Stanislaus Humanists Karaoke Night Trinity Presbyterian Church Teens Rockin’ Jump Mancini Hall, Modesto The Weekend Dance Party Waterford Library VFW Hamburger Night Queen Bean Cafe June 27 Run Around Sue’s, Modesto 2nd Tradition Funk band Tiki Lounge A & W Graffiti Nights Ridgway’s, Modesto Aircraft Display Vito’s, Modesto B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Ceres Library Battered Beaver DJ Awal Denair Library Bilingual Preschool Storytime Keyes Library Comedy Night Keyes Library DJ & Live Music Keyes Library Farmer’s Market Modesto Library John King & Robin Montgomery Oakdale Library Karaoke Night Denny’s 1525 McHenry Karaoke with DJ Clovis King 11914 Cahill St, Turlock Macaroni Kid’s 3 year anniversary celebration Modesto Library Mizz Monique’s Dragalicious Show Denair Library Modesto Certified Farmer’s Market MPA - The Music Man Clarion Inn, Modesto Oakdale Museum & History Center Turlock Library Old School Saturdays Newman Library Rock The Ages Shooter’s Pub & Grill Rockin’ Saturdays Velvet Grill, McHenry Ave, Modesto Saturday Easy D Ride Strings, Turlock The Weekend Dance Party Run Around Sue’s, Modesto June 28 Ridgway’s, Modesto 8th Annual Rod & Custom Car Show Waterford Library FOE Breakfast Sabatino’s, Modesto House Music & Vibes North 3rd & Bianchi Plaza, Oakdale Hughson Senior Dance & Potluck Speakeasy Lounge, Modesto Karaoke Night Empire Library Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Keyes Library Manteca Senior Dance Keyes Library MPA - The Music Man Newman Library Patti Castillo Davis, Acoustic Modesto Library Queen Bean Open Mic Night Oakdale Library Rock The Ages Riverbank Community Center Park Seniors Club Breakfast 3600Santa Fe St, Riverbank Stanislaus Humanists Brunch Denny’s 1525 McHenry The Big Mix Patterson Library VFW Breakfast keyes Library June 29 Redwood Café, Modesto 3rd Annual Against All Odds Golf Tourny Alex Lucero Clarion Inn, Modesto Dance Exercise Class Crocodile’s, Modesto iHeart Big Summer Show Riverbank Library Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto Open Mic Comedy Kaiser Dale Rd, Modesto Overreaters Anonymous Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Preschool Story Time Ridgway’s, Modesto Wiggle Worms Sabatino’s, Modesto Wiggle Worms Deva Cafe June 30 Surla’s, Moesto Celebrating Community Heroes Graceada Park Needham @ Sycamore Computer Basics Class Downtown Modesto Crazy 8’s Math Club Deva Cafe Duct Tape Key Chain Craft 212 West F Street Forever Young Dance Club Waterford Library Funstrummers Ukulele Play Along Hughson Library Golden Valley Chorus The Fruit Yard Jam at Queen Bean Modesto Library Karaoke Night Empire Library Karaoke with DJ Andrew Oakdale Library Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Fat Cat Music House Live Music Carnegie Arts Center 250 N. Broadway, Turlock Modesto Nuts vs Bakersfield Preschool Story Time A & W, G St, Modesto Preschool Story Time Great Valley Museum Preschool Story Time Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto Preschool Story Time Battered Beaver, Oakdale Preschool Story Time Dewz, Modesto Preschool Story Time Surla’s, Modesto Preschool Storytime Urbano, H St Modesto Shrinky Dink Craft MJC West, Science Center Toastmaster Supper Club Shooter’s Pub & Grill Turlock Seniors Dance Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Wiggle Worms

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Ridgway’s, Modesto Yosemite Lanes, Modesto Gallo Center for the Arts 10th St Plaza, Modesto Redwood Cafe, 4342 Dale Rd, Modesto Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock The Fruit Yard State Theatre The Fruit Yard Torii’s Modesto Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Crocodiles Nightclub VFW Hall Modesto Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto A & W, G St, Modesto Turlock Airport Oakdale Bike Shop Battered Beaver, Oakdale Modesto Library Fat Cat Music House Surla’s, Modesto Main & Broadway, Turlock Dewz, Modesto Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Free Methodist Church, Modesto Climax Bar, Modesto Downtown Modesto Gallo Center for the Arts 212 West F Street Shooter’s Pub & Grill State Theatre Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Oakdale Bike Shop Crocodiles Nightclub Elks Lodge, Modesto Eagles Hall, Modesto The Boardroom 2307 Fourth St, Hughson Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto 295 Cherry Lane, Manteca Gallo Center for the Arts Deva Cafe Queen Bean Cafe State Theatre Denny’s 1525 McHenry Panera Bread, Turlock Crocodile’s, Modesto VFW Hall Modesto Del Rio Country Club The Boardroom Salida Library State Theatre Ridgway’s, Modesto Shooter’s Pub & Grill Sutter Gould, McHenry Ave Keyes Library Modesto Library Modesto Library Turlock Library Oakdale Library Oakdale Library Waterford Library Modesto Senior Center Trinity Presbyterian Church Mancini Hall, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Tiki Lounge Ridgway’s, Modesto Vito’s, Modesto John Thurman Field, Modesto Ceres Library Denair Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Denair Library Denny’s 1525 McHenry 11914 Cahill St, Turlock Modesto Library

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Open Early!

DOWNTOWN MODESTO

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

Open Late!

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

Parking

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

Try a Cab

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

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MOBAND

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Go Downtown Modesto – It’s Moband Time!

This is the season. Moband season that is!  Is your blanket ready? Is your picnic basket ready? Don’t miss a summer of great MoBand music and fun, food and drink with 3,000 of your best Modesto friends.  So do you have the MoBand season schedule all printed off and stuck in your wallet or loaded into your fancy smartphone calendar?  Do not miss a single evening. Also, please attend Night in the Bowl Fundraiser on June 2 to help keep MoBand free for the community. Music starts at 8:00 pm   June 4th    “Bandstand “- Tonight’s program  kicks off Modesto’s                      Graffiti Celebration. Featured will be classic music by rock-roll                    legends The Association, The Monkees, Three Dog Night and Billy Joel   June 11th   “Cruise Control”- Music to get us all in the mood for tomorrow nights Graffiti parade. Rock to the music of Buddy Holly, Bobby Darin and The Doors and many more.   June 18th   “Satin Latin”- The theme tells it  all. Exciting latin  music                                                to get your blood and feet moving. Groove to the sounds of                      Antonio Carlos Jobim, and Carlos Santana.    June 25th  “Net Flicks”- Join MoBand for a night at the movies. “Rocky,”                    “Momma Mia” and “Pirates of the Caribbeanl “ will have you                   reaching for the popcorn.     July 2nd     “Let’s Be Patriotic”- MoBand puts you in a festive mood to kick- off the fourth of July weekend. Featured will be great patriotic selections with lots of audience participation.   July 9th     “Sweet Dreams”- Join us as we bring another concert season to a close with the best of the summer.     

Music in the Plaza!

Enjoy your time outside and hear our amazing local bands. The Friday Evening Market also features local bands.  Lot’s of places to sit, featuring patios with cocktails nearby. If you are hitting a show, or movie, this is the perfect launching place, or you enjoy all evening long.  Music starts at 7 and there are specials at Fuzio.  Support local bands and places that support live music.  You will like it. June 5 – Lodge Pole Pickers June 12 – Johnny Rocket & the Thrust June 18 – Joe Barretta Band June 26 – Strange Brew July 10 – Third Party

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Join us for this FINAL Run & Ride event Celebrating 10 years of wonderful memories Saturday, September 19, 2015

THE RUN

Modesto Junior College, West Campus 2201 Blue Gum Avenue, Modesto

Registration: 7:00 a.m. 10K and 2-Mile Run/Walk: 8:00 a.m. Kids Fun Run: 9:45 a.m.

Rain or Shine This fully-supported, family-oriented community event includes educational exhibits addressing cancer and healthy lifestyles with free activities for kids. Food and prizes are included for registered participants.

To register online, visit our website at memorialmedicalcenter.org. For information, call (209) 569-7789.

THE RIDE Registration: 6:00 a.m. 61-Mile Ride: 7:00 a.m. 25-Mile Ride: 9:15 a.m. 12-Mile Ride: 10:15 a.m. Due to the popularity of this event, the ride is limited to 800 registered participants. Register early!

THE COMBO The Combo is offered at a discounted price for those who wish to participate in two events. (61-mile ride not available.)

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