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June 11 -  Purple Rain Prince Tribute and Movie – State Theatre June  10 -  American Graffiti Cruise Parade – Downtown Modesto June  25 - Day on the Green – Zazu Pitts and Friends, Homegrown & Third Party June  18  - Greasers Ball Rockabilly Festival – 10th St Plaza June  18-26   MPA Bye Bye Birdie – Gallo Center June  28 -  Hinder – Fat Cat Music House June  3 & 4  Modesto Symphony – Disney in Concert  - Gallo Center June  9, 16, 23, 30 – MoBand – Mancini Bowl – Graceada Park June 29 & 30th - Willy Wonka Youth - Gallo Center June  10-12 – American Graffiti Festival – Downtown Modesto / Dryden Golfcourse

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GREETINGS VIEW NON-PROFIIT VIEW COMMUNITY VIEW ART VIEW BREW VIEW PERFORMANCE VIEW CHEF VIEW COMEDY VIEW ARCHITECTURE VIEW UNPLUGGED VIEW INTER VIEW BIG VIEW GRAFFITI EVENTS MAMA VIEW ROCKABILLY VIEW JAZZ & BLUES VIEW BLUES VIEW FIT VIEW ALL AGES VIEW BARGAIN VIEW CALENDAR VIEW REAR VIEW

Abbey and Chris Murphy hang out with “Betty” the Carhop at the Modesto Graffiti Diner Shop. She was created by artist Diane Sorensen.

This is my favorite time of the year. I love Graffiti Summer.   It brings back the memories of those weekends in high school and the summer fun for me and many of the cruisers and the classic car owners here in Modesto USA each year.  From the class of ’45 through today, so many memories and so much to celebrate.  As you will read from Eli Lester in our interview this month, this is not just about cars and history, it is about art and this is an important part of Modesto’s identity. Graffiti lives today as it is a true work of art to create a classic car and the art and music that surround it will never die.  Classic music, classic cars and our classic ModestoCana way of life are what we are made of and this is a huge part of our future.  It is up to us to engage the next generation and make this a big part of who we are. I made a quick trip to Disneyland in May with by daughter Abigail.  It is mind blowing that it has been absolutely taken over by StarWars.  Yes, the very Star Wars that was created by Modesto native George Lucas. We are in fact the #homeofstarwars and we should be very

proud. We celebrated the May the 4th “Star Wars Day” and we now look to how we can celebrate this year round, just like we want to do with Lucas’ other milestone film American Graffiti. Two of the most popular films of all time, have direct ties and influences from Modesto USA.  Seriously, how cool is this? Now we need to work together to make sure we make the most out of this.  Oh yeah, while we are on the Disney subject, CarsLand is essentially a model for how we should work with 10th and 11th Streets downtown.  Imagine if you will, a district dedicated to the themes of classic cars, Modesto of the

’40 & 50’s, celebrating the music and the classic cars that inspired American Graffiti and surround it with classic local homegrown cuisine and cocktails. There is even a new 10th St Night Market starting June 2. You can stroll the Historic Cruise Route and the Walk of Fame while you are there.  This makes so much sense.  But wait, there’s more!   Don’t forget that Rockabilly Music was born here in Modesto USA back in ’38 and it is alive and rockin’ today and we will be bringing cars, pin-ups, music, art and fun to the Greasers Social Ball on June 18.  This is free for the whole family in downtown Modesto’s 10th St Plaza.  We hope to see all of you there and meet up with you.  Ride your bike, drive your car and cruise on down.   The Graffiti Cruise Parade is on June 10th and stay down after the cruise because there will be an All-Star Elvis Tribute extravaganza in 10th St Place that is Free. Living here is fun, let’s make the most of it and invite the rest of the world to share it with us.  When you read through our magazine, please tell a friend about us, like us on Facebook and most importantly, eat, drink and shop local and support the wonderful businesses that advertise here. Because of them, we can print this and put it in your hands.  Please tell me what you like, what you don’t like and we are always working to make ModestoView better and more valuable for your Modesto lifestyle. Have a fantastic Graffiti Summer Modesto.   Chris Murphy chrism@modestoview.com Founder and Publisher – ModestoView

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The legendary FAROS are captured here by one of Modesto’s finest as they are waiting to assist another motorist in need. Banned from both Modesto High and MJC, the FAROS became an all community fraternity in the early 60s and represent the Modesto Graffiti spirit today.   They will be inducted into the Modesto Cruise Route Walk of Fame on June 8th in 10th St Plaza at 6:30.  Thanks to our amazing Michael J Mangano for creating this fun FAROS cover.

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and our Court. Stand up and speak for the most vulnerable children in our community, our children in foster care. If you would like to support CASA’s efforts to meet the needs of these children and families, join us for the most epic June fundraiser. Not only are the memories of Day on the Greens gone by coming back, one of the most legendary party bands in the Bay Area will be rockin the greens at Del Rio. Please join us the evening of JUNE 25, 2016 at the Del Rio Country Club for an outdoor concert featuring San Francisco’s Rhythm & Blues legends, the 13-piece Zasu Pitts Memorial Orchestra. Joining the “Pitts” will be local favorites Home Grown and Third Party. Go to CASA’s website to purchase tickets: http://casaofstanco.org/day-on-the-green/40day-on-the-green-2  or call 209-548-6320 for more information.

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

By Maryann Spikes Cleansing Hope Shower Shuttle makes Modesto beautiful by finding a need and filling it Nothing like a hot shower when you’re grimy to give you a fresh outlook on the day, right? I was honored to interview #GreatNeighbors Dean Dodd and Doran and Kelli Ott of Church in the Park (CitP) about the latest need they and others on the CitP team are filling: the Cleansing Hope Shower Shuttle (CHSS). Watch our full interview and walk-through of the CHSS in the online version of this article: https://youtu.be/MVPlxmqlrDo The guests most likely to use the CHSS are parents living out of cars and trying to keep things as normal as possible for their kids, unemployed veterans just needing a shower before heading out to a job interview, and folks not willing to part with their animal or opposite-sex friend so they can get a shower in

the shelter. Some highlights from our walk-through of the shuttle include donated Scorpion non-slip surfacing, ADA-compliant wheelchair-accessible showers, predictable scheduling and strategic locations, and timers that show the time limits counting down about 10 minutes for self-initiated showering, and 25 minutes overall once the curtain is drawn. Disinfecting. After I shared our interview on Facebook, I learned that between each shower there will be a disinfecting process using a top-of-the-line, non-toxic sterilizer called Vitol Oxide. Though expensive, Vitol Oxide is completely green and hospital-friendly. That’s why Lava Mae, the nearest shower shuttle in San Francisco, uses it. Water pressure and conservation. The CHSS is equipped to conserve water with donated and locally invented High Sierra showerheads. Although the brisk spray will easily rinse even long hair, these showerheads only use 1.5 gallons of water per minute, or 15 gallons for a 10-minute shower. Collaboration. Dean’s team will collaborate

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Congregation Beth Shalom, 1705 Sherwood Ave, Modesto The Center for Jewish Life in Modesto, has announced their plans for a new Jewish food and cultural celebration called Shalom Deli. The event will include kosher pastrami sandwiches available as boxed lunches to-go or with an eat-in option.  There will also be a Bake Sale, Gift Shop with an extensive selection of Judaica items, a bouncy house for children, Sanctuary Tours, and live Hebrew music.  This event is a new format of the congregation’s very popular Café Shalom event which will return next year with an expanded holiday and international menu of Jewish cuisine in addition to other new features.  Shalom Deli, which is a fundraiser for the congregation’s Hebrew School youth programs, will cost $15.  Tickets can be purchased through shalomdeli.brownpapertickets.com, at the synagogue’s office, or at the door

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with the Homelessness Action Council by filling the need of data showing upticks or downticks in homelessness. They hope to earmark some of the monies donated to the CHSS to obtain birth certificates and I.D.s so guests are able to access social services. The CHSS will also be listed on various City and County resource lists. The CHSS meets a need that is not filled by other service providers in most parts of Modesto, but also strategically partners with those providers (not in parks, by the way) so they fill in each other’s gaps. “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” - African Proverb Some important ways YOU can “go together” and “go far” to make Modesto beautiful are, 1) mail undies & socks to 612 Thrasher St., Modesto, CA 95354, 2) donate tax-deductible money at http://churchintheparkmodesto.org [501(c)3 nonprofit], 3) donate space for the shower shuttle at your building once a week, 4) get your sponsor logo on the back (209-324-4733), and/or 5) volunteer your time! Soon there will be a website where you can sign up to volunteer! Look for the Cleansing Hope Shower Shuttle in the 4th of July parade, and please follow and share their progress at https:// www.facebook.com/showershuttle!

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ART Pick and Gather Festival by Jim Christiansen June in Modesto usually involves cars, crowds, food, drink and for me, a trip South to Livingston to show art, set the stage, and work the Pick and Gather Festival at Riverdance Farms, the first weekend after Memorial Day. Artists Patrick Barr and Kristi Moore join us this year, with art for sale, and kid’s workshop in cartooning. We also do fish printing, Fun with Clay, and more.  A Full day 10am to Dusk of Music, with Bluegrass, Poorhouse Millionaires, Red Pony, and Faux Renwah on Laid Back Sunday, the Pick and Gather is an eclectic festival, on the Merced River with U-Pick organic blueberries and more.  It’s a kind of performance art, middle of Spring Harvest organic farm festival.  All ages, more information www. Riverdancefarms.com  June 4 & 5. But Graffiti Summer also means usual call from Minnie’s for Tee Shirt design for the June 10 cruise night at one of the best traditional spots

to view cars rolling by. This year I did two designs, the usual McHenry Avenue view, with classic Roadrunner, and the Back Door parking lot view, all Minnie’s regulars recognize.  VIP tickets got the back door view.  When this June fun is all over, I’ll finish the painting of the Minnie’s back-side view. Art Walk resumes June 16.  I like the addition of on-street music, but think they should have some art on easels where they set up.  Car art would be good this month.  There’s been talk of a Thursday Night Farmers Market starting up, including Art Walk night, and I know Ralston’s Goat will follow Art Walk with late night comedy show 10 to Midnight.  The Art Walk passports seem to be getting stamped, but haven’t heard of winners for dinner and a movie.  This month I went early to the Big Valley Academy student display at Mistlin, Clay Bedford’s art at Barking Dog, Spring display at Chartreuse Muse, Chelsea America watercolors at Preservation Coffee, and new railroad theme art at Che’root. Get a map or check the web www.modestoartwalk.com  I missed Henrietta Sparkman over at the Carolyn Huff Photography Gallery on K, but did see her Monoprints in Merced at the Annual Printmaking Show at Multicultural Arts Center.  Colton Dennis is

the new Executive Director there, so drop in on Merced’s Art Hop.   Delicato Vineyards tasting room hosts their annual photography juried show this month.  Lucca Winery in Ripon opens its Music with Art Series this month.  Any artists with Michael Jackson themed art seeking spot to do one-night show in August, drop me a line at mercenary_graphics@yahoo.com  I recently sold some wine frogs up at Watts/Upstream winery in Lodi.  Check out their First Friday Art Hop. Mistlin Gallery opens their Summer Splash Members Show this month with

Can2Canvas and Unconventional Painting Techniques. The latter features spray paint work. Carnegie opens Ready, Set Show in the Ferrari Gallery.  Students K-8 on display in their own show June 8 to July 7.  And it’s the month to watch automotive works of art cruising around Modesto all month.

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Sandude Opens Brand New Tap Room by Christopher Mitchell and Brandilyn Brown

growing and getting back its glamor. One of store fronts 11th Street can boast about now is Sandude’s first tap room. Yes, first. There are more coming, but Modesto is proud to be the city that John & Janette Freitas have chosen to launch in. Not only are Modestans thirsty for good brew, the city worked with them to get them here. It only three weeks from plan to permit, and they were off building cabinets & painting. The bars have purse holders, laptop & phone charging stations, so you can stay connected to everything while you’re here. The beachy, rustic taproom is decorated with nods of family history, such as the retired license plates on the bathrooms “SANDUDE” and “SANDGRL”. With 17 beers on tap (12 to be Sandude, 5 to be rotated spotlighting other breweries), there will be something for everyone. The Woody Brown Ale was our favorite. Get a flight to try several and pick your favorite. Once you have found your favorite beer, then you can really enjoy this place. Don’t let the fact they are not a restaurant put you off: You can bring in whatever you want to eat. Want to order pizza? Do it. Want to bring in a picnic lunch for a romantic date? Do it. Why? “We want our guests to enjoy their favorite food, while enjoying their favorite beer.” Said Janette. Now that is tagline to celebrate. MV: How did you get your name? John: We used to ride three wheelers and quads on Pismo Beach, and one day I’m just standing on this hill of sand, and a friend said, “Hey Sandude!” and it stuck. MV: How did you get started? John: A friend gave me a mutual friend’s craft beer to taste, and I really enjoyed it. So I went over and we brewed together once. That is all it took, that one time, and I wanted to brew commercially from then on. I jumped right in! I do all the brewing myself, and I’ve got some recipes in the works that we will feature seasonally, like a jalapeño and a mango. MV: Go big or go home, right? Those sound delicious and we are looking forward to them!  

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Sandude will be hosting live music, comedy and other entertainment so keep up on their facebook page for event info as they schedule. Sip on, friends!

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Stewart & Jasper now carries Jeremy Wine Co! If you have ever wine tasted in Lodi, you have likely had some Jeremy Wine. Although Jeremy Wine’s Albarino (a light, fruity white wine) has been available here for some time, now you can get the Chocolate Port, a delicious dessert wine with 5 varietals (including Portuguese) and Italian chocolate. We were honored to meet with Jeremy Trettevik, when he was in the store recently for a tasting of his wines. With over 20 years under his belt in the industry, Jeremy Wine Co is on top of the curve. This wine is going places, so keep an eye on them. MV: What inspires you? JT: Learning something new. We regularly have staff meetings where we try new wines, locally and from all over the world, sometimes blending wines from our cellar and we talk a lot about the contributing or differentiating elements.  I recently took some time off to brew some beer, and even found inspiration for wine there. You never know where you will find creativity. Wine is certainly my passion and I approach it intuitively, very similar to cooking, tasting it the whole way through. MV: What is it about the Chocolate Port that is so addicting? JT: We use the best Italian chocolate you can find. It’s fermented in the wine, so it’s in there the entire process. We made a pump to constantly move the wine around while it’s fermenting so that the chocolate really comes out, but is not bitter or strong. Brandi calls this “Cherry Garcia in a bottle”, so if you love chocolate, pick up a bottle of this.

We’re on our third bottle already! Try it over ice cream, it’s amazing! Join the craze. Sip on, friends!

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CHEF Dana~licious Taste of

American Graffiti By Dana Johnson

gooey cheese sticks, what a pairing! A new family fav was just born! Shakes! Endless possibilities! Scarlett was asking for a Cherry Pepsi. So, 2 ways to compromise! Take 2 scoops of cherry vanilla ice cream in a tall glass & add the Cherry Pepsi for a float or make a not-so-traditional

Yes, the American Graffiti spirit is alive and well in Modesto, and our surrounding communities. I grew up in the Bay Area and we used to have a great cruise strip on E. 14th Street in San Leandro (oh I have stories!!), a mirror image of what was once going on in Modesto. My youngest daughter Scarlett, 18, is graduating this year from Oakdale High and knows the nostalgia of this simpler time and of course the American Graffiti traditional diet of burgers, shakes & fries. Scarlett, like her Mom, is a very picky eater and I do have to cater to her palate otherwise she simply won’t eat it! So stubborn and yet so smart as she’s leaving for Southern A&M Tech in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in August where she’ll start college as a pitcher to live her softball dreams. So proud of her! But inside I’m crying like a baby as I will miss her terribly. Not often, but I do get her to work with me in the kitchen, she’d rather just meet me at the table! I let her create her idyllic burger and it was awesome to watch her eyes light up as she was licking her lips in anticipation! The Scarlett Burger: Ground sirloin oval shaped patty cooked medium well, seasoned with garlic powder & black pepper. Grilled sourdough. Thick crispy Applewood smoked bacon. Two slices of cheddar cheese. Add sliced avocado and tomato! I’m not a fan of tomatoes or avocado, so I’d go with some arugula

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shake! Cherry vanilla ice cream and chocolate milk in the blender! Viola! Break out an old fashion fountain glass, pour & top with whipped cream and a cherry! Turned around and it was gone! Now that’s Dana~licious! For those of you that prefer to get your burgers in a Modesto restaurant you have a ton of choices! Knockout Burger from Scenic DriveIn on Scenic, George’s Burgers on Sylvan, P. Wexfords, Rockin’ B’s & Velvet Creamery all three on McHenry, Greens table on Bangs, and you’ll find so many more as you cruise around! Modesto View signature question to Scarlett: Beatles or Stones? At first she looked at me like what are you talking about? “Beatles are bugs Mom! Rolling Stones as I’ve listened to the since in the womb!!!”

Friday, July 8th is Opening Day for the Stanislaus County Fair!

and thin sliced grilled zucchini on mine! Next up, I had a difficult time to get her to change up from the traditional basket of fries. Then it hit me: she often orders the mozzarella cheese sticks when we dine out. So I made her fries & mozzarella cheese sticks in a mixed basket! Oh yeah, I heated up some marinara sauce & spooned it on top! More cheese you think? Me, too! So I finished it with some shredded parmesan! Divine crispy fries with

Bring (2) canned food items to benefit United Samaritans, get $2 off one adult admission ticket. Gifts from the Modesto Bee for first 1,000 guests.

July 8-17, 2016

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COMEDY By Chris Murphy

The ModestoView Clean Comedy Competition in partnership with the Gallo Center was a huge success. Our local comedians blew the roof off with laughter and the winner was our very own Anthony K.  We want our locals to be seen on the national stage and this is how we do it.    This month we take comedy to a new level with new shows and a very special showcase event at Cheroot with a 3 day gig by Anthony K and friends.   You will laugh nonstop.  Let’s get to know Anthony K and see what is cooking in his world.   Q: Are you naturally funny or do you have to work on it? A: Its definitely a balance of both, Sometimes I do feel that it comes natural and this is what I’m supposed to do, But you cant be in this business without working insanely hard, Its like an internship with no promise of anything coming out of it except your passion and self reflection. I still try and get on a mic 6 days a week if possible even if I’m not booked, I want to be the best at what I do and I want it to show through my work. Q: What do you find unusual and what inspires you? A: What inspires me are the people close to me in my life, family and friends. Also audiences nightly that come to see live comedy, I love when people after a show tell me they have never seen stand up comedy before and that they really enjoyed it. What I find unusual in this stand up comedy world is many things. One that comes to mind, In this business, the people that book comedians or in places of power aren’t funny people. They’ve never gone

on a stage before and made anyone laugh or feel anything with their own thoughts and expressions, And sometimes these are the first people to tell you how to be funny or the direction you should go. This always baffles me. Q: How can we make Modesto a comedy town? A: I think this a great start, The local media should be covering these things and events, I’ve been doing comedy for almost 8 years and have traveled from L.A. to New York and I can honestly say that Modesto has amazing audiences. As a comedian we have a responsibility to make sure if we put on a show that we book the best comedians and put on the best show possible for the people that do support so that they will come back and have a good experience with comedy. Q: Tell us about your show June 24-26 A: These shows are very special to me, I’m out of town a lot and I always want to perform in my hometown, So once a year I usually do one giant show (Past shows have been at Gallo Center, Fat Cat & State Theater). This year is going to be different. I wanted this to be an intimate show in a smaller setting with more options instead of 1 night only at Cheroot Cigar Lounge in Downtown Modesto on 10th St. A lot of people don’t event know this lounge exists, which is part of its charm. I also run a free show there where I showcase other comedians 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month. This is a Cigar lounge, so if smoke bothers you this may not be the place for you. I will be headlining which means doing a 1 hour performance each night. There are only 40 seats available per show. The tickets are only $20 if you purchase pre-sale which you can purchase directly from the Cheroot Cigar Lounge or emailing myself directly at AnthonyKComedy@gmail.com and it’s $25 to enter the day of the event if any tickets are available.

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ARCHITECTURE Cruise out, and Drive in! by Barrett Lipomi

June Movies When you are out cruising the streets of Modesto this month in your classic car, what better place to meet up with friends than a drive-in restaurant. You can get some great food while showing off your ride.  This has been a local tradition dating back to the early days of cruising during Graffiti summer.  In fact, drive-in restaurants in Modesto predate the Graffiti Era.  One of the earliest drive-in restaurants documented in Modesto was the Reed & Bell Stand downtown that was built in 1925. The early drive-ins were not what one would call great works of architecture and were built to serve a function and not much more.  However, by the time we got to the late 40’s it seemed that our car culture started to have an influence on drive-in architecture.  Suddenly drive-ins became these bold, futuristic buildings with curving glass facades and glowing neon signs.   These buildings were fantastic and part of a growing architectural trend called “Googie” architecture.  One of Modesto’s best examples of a Googie style drive-in was Burge’s Drive-In, built in 1947, that once stood on the corner of 9th and O streets downtown. Although many of our historic drive-ins are unfortunately no longer standing, we do still have several drive-ins to enjoy including A & W downtown on 14th and G which is Modesto’s oldest remaining drive-in.  Among others, Scenic Drive-In serves up some great burgers, and Sonic Drive-In on McHenry has become a popular place for classic cars to gather during Graffiti summer and even feature carhops on roller skates.  So as you cruise out this month, be sure to drive in and continue this great tradition!

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UNPLUGGED Sweet Summer Music By Lisette Sims An incredible summer is just ahead, full of great live performances and exciting community events! One particularly engaging concert coming soon will be on Friday, June 17: Lisette & the Loudmouths and ‘Valley’s Got Talent’ winner Carolina Stevens will be performing on ‘MUSIC AT THE GMC’, an intimate acoustic series from Modesto Unplugged and ModestoView. This delightful pairing will be sure to appeal to audiences of broad musical tastes, as the performers are widely talented and draw from many musical styles themselves. Lisette & the Loudmouths have a unique, smoky and sultry sound that freely blends jazz, blues, pop, and indie rock. Carolina Stevens is a versatile performer with Southern Oregon University, the Merced Playhouse, the Albanian National Opera Theatre, Center Stage Conservatory and more. Her repertoire features classic and modern show tunes, opera numbers, pop songs and more. This eclectic and fun show will happen at the Gottschalk Music Center recital hall, 1502 E St.,

Modesto, so join us on June 17 for a memorable evening! Doors open at 7:00pm, concert starts at 7:30pm. Admission is $15 general, with kids 12 & under free. To reserve seats, call 209-543-5306 or email modestounplugged@ yahoo.com. Also, the GMC concert is one of two shows in June featuring Lisette & the Loudmouths, newcomers on the Modesto music scene. We will also be performing live for Sunday Brunch at Deva Café, 1202 J St., Modesto, on June 5th, from 10:00-Noon. The performance is completely free and Deva Café has absolutely awesome food and drinks. It will be a wonderful way to start your Sunday! Curious but not sure if you want to go? Check out our new EP, ‘Old, New, Borrowed, Blue’, available on iTunes or at LisetteandtheLoudmouths.com. This is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the great things happening for Modesto locals in June. Townsend Opera will be taking a road trip on June 26th to go see ‘Carmen’ at the San Francisco Opera. The trip includes a private dinner with the fabulous Ms. Irene Roberts, the star of the show, following the performance! Visit townsendopera.com or email lsims@townsendoperaplayers.com for more details.

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Other upcoming events include: Saturday June 4 - 35th annual Scottish Highland Games at Tuolumne River Regional Park. Athletic contests, country dancing, food and crafts, and an exciting array of Celtic performers including Cooking With Turf, The Fire (featuring Scottish fiddle champion Rebecca

Lomnicky), Avalon Rising, Peter Daldry and many others. www.standrewsmodesto.org. Thursday June 9, MoBand’s Concert In The Park returns with ‘Rev It Up!’ 8:00-9:45 PM at Graceada Park. www.moband.org. Saturday June 18, the Greasers Social Ball, an all-day block party celebrating rockabilly, blues and Graffiti Summer. Rod & Honey Piazza, Grease Hound, the John Clifton Blues Band and more will perform.  Happening in the 10th St. Plaza starting at 11 AM. I encourage you to get outside and experience some of the amazing live music this community has to offer!  #GoOutModesto

Congregation Beth Shalom Celebrates

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1705 Sherwood Avenue, Modesto, CA 95350

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INTER Few people walk the walk and live like Eli

Eli Lester

The future American Graffiti Culture by Chris Murphy

Lester. Eli is an accomplished Lubrication Consultant with Hydrotex and amazing family man, but most people know Eli as one of the best guitarists in the region, many have taken lessons from him and they see his incredible classic cars. Some of the most famous people have had Eli help customize their vehicles, including Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top and the legendary Gene Winfield. Eli believes in this classic art of car customization and he puts the same amount of love into it that he does his work, family or music. From the blues, rockabilly, to chrome, steel and environmental lubricants, Eli is the classic Graffiti renaissance man.  Born and raised here in Modesto, Eli went to Davis his and got he degree from San Francisco State.  Eli lives life surrounded by his wife Jaci and their kids, classic cars, station wagons and the most beautiful vintage guitars and his custom cars.  And for a super cool Eli Lester fun fact, Gene Winfield is his wife Jaci’s uncle.  How cool is that? Let’s meet Eli. ModestoView: What did you learn to love first, music or cars? Eli Lester: Definitely music. I played in bluegrass bands with my dad since I was 9 years old and have always been on stage since then. MV:  What is the first song you learned to play? EL: Thrill is gone by BB King. As soon as I heard that I was hooked on blues guitar and knew that’s what I wanted to do.   MV: Who was your inspiration for your car customizing? EL: All of the old school custom car builders. Sam Barris, Larry Watson and of course, Gene Winfield.   MV: What was one of the first things you learned from Gene Winfield? EL: “Everyday is a school day” is Gene’s favorite motto.   MV: Do you think that music and cars go hand in hand? EL: Absolutely, I don’t know why guitars and Hot Rods are so synonymous with each other. Look at Jeff Beck and Danny Gatton they would build hot rods all day then play guitar at night.   MV:  How cool is it that Rockabilly was born here in Modesto back in 1938? 

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EL: Modesto has so many cool heritages. American Graffiti is still my kids’ favorite movies. We’ve had so many great musicians and artists come out of Modesto. My wife and I love Modesto, which is why we still live here. I travel

a lot between work and gigs but am always happy to come home. MV:  What is the coolest car you have ever customized?

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EL: That’s a tough one. I have a chopped 49 Chevy coupe which I love. I’m currently building a chopped 50 Mercury which I’m sure will be my #1 as soon as it’s finished. MV:  Can people who are not raised on cars, get excited and get involved? EL: Definitely! Especially in Modesto between the graffiti cruises and car shows we have it’s almost hard not to be involved. It’s part of our culture.   MV: Who would you most like to share the stage with? EL: Oh man, that’s like asking what’s your favorite food or drink!? An all-star band with McCartney, Beck & Clapton would be pretty hard to beat.   MV:   What do you say to the next generation about the importance of classic cars and music?   EL:  Art is Art. It doesn’t matter if you’re playing music, writing a song or customizing a car, there is nothing better than creating or honing your skills with your craft. Make yourself uncomfortable and try to be unique.   MV: What’s the future of the American Graffiti heritage? EL: Keeping the car culture alive. It’s not just about the cars or owning one. The most fun I’ve had is getting together with your buddies on the weekend and all pitching in on someone’s project. Some of the best times have been helping one of my buddies finish their car before a big car show or cruise. There is nothing more enjoyable then throwing your family and some friends in a hot rod and just going for a cruise. That’s what American Graffiti was all about.   MV: Do your kids share the same passion you have for this? EL: Yeah, Anyone that knows me knows my kids are all about hot rods. They are always in the shop pitching in and keeping me straight.   MV: Describe the perfect Eli Lester day. EL: Spending time with the family, playing with hot rods then cruising out to play a blues gig. I’m pretty consistent but you don’t hear me complain very often.   MV: Finally, our signature question.  Beatles or Stones?  EL:  Although, I’ve seen the Stones more times than I can count I have to say The Beatles.

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18th Annual North Modesto Kiwanis

i t fi f a r G n a Americ l a v i t s e F & Car Show Weekend of June 11 & 12, 2016

American Graffiti (PG-1973) The State’s annual screening plus the BEST root beer floats Admission: $3

Saturday - 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. Sunday - 10 A.M. to 3 P.M. Awards at 2P.M.

Sat. Jun. 4 at 4 p.m.

400 TUOLUMNE BLVD. MODESTO CA. (OFF Highway 99 & Muni Golf Course) Admission $10 - Children under 12 free!

Saturday, June 11, 2016 - Starting 10 A.M. Movie Stars - Candy Clark & Bo Hopkins

The Budweiser Stage - 92.3 The Vine / 105.5 The River • Johny Pistola Band • Clovis From Ridgeways • Kyle Barker Band • The Super Avengers • The Sensations • Band TBA • Nick Lemmo DJ • 2 Elvis

Purple Rain

Costume & Dance Party

Sunday, June 12, 2016 - 10:30 A.M. - 1:45 P.M. Live Music: Ipso Facto • 2 P.M. – Classic Car Awards

Live music, laser light show, Purple Rain, purple cocktails and lots of purple sparkly stuff Admission: $15

Sat. Jun. 11 at 6 p.m.

The Fabulous Sensations

(PG-13–1978)

Dress up as your favorite character, dance in the aisles and sing along Admission: $5

Friday Night Parade The Kyle Barker r a C d e n io t c n Sa ly!! Band for entrants on

Sat. Jun. 18 at 4 p.m.

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

www.americangraffiti festival.com • www.northmodestokiwanis.org

OVER 1200 + VINTAGE CARS + BANDS & DJs + OVER 165 VENDORS • FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY • FOOD • GAMES • RIDES

Follow us! All ticket purchases subject to preservation fee used to maintain The State Theatre

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Founding Legends of the Cruise from 2013, 2014 & 2015: George Lucas, Leroy Applequist, Bart Bartoni, Chuck Billington, Candy Clark, Pete Hischier, Bo Hopkins, Paul Le Mat, Terry McGrath, Gene Winfield, Century Toppers Car Club, Bennie Furtado, Gerry Ramirez, Wendell Reed,  Dennis Wilson, Charlie Reynolds The downtown Modesto streets of 10th and

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The spirit of “American Graffiti” endures today on 10th & 11th Streets in Downtown Modesto on the Historic Cruise Route, where the people of the true cruising route inspired George Lucas’ film. People across America and all over the world are invited to have a rockin’ good time as the “Walk of Fame” Class of ’16  is unveiled on the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route on Wednesday, June 8, on 10th Street between J and K Streets in conjunction with the Mid Valley Chevy Club’s Park ‘n Shine that hosts approximately 300 classic cars and hot rods. The Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route Walk of Fame sidewalk markers celebrate the Legends of the Cruise that made it all happen.  They are the cruisers, the racers, the musicians, the students, the DJs and the dreamers that brought Modestocana to life then and now.    

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You can hear the beat of Graffiti here as classic Rockabilly music was first slapped in Modesto back in ’38 by Maddox You are here, you have found the home of Graffiti Summer here in Modesto USA.   Modesto is the Brothers and Rose.  That sound was the foundation for home of classic cruising, celebrated in George Lucas’ classic award winning film American Graffiti.  early rock and roll and the epic superfantastic soundtrack Set in 1962 Modesto, American Graffiti captured a moment in time and asked “Where were you in that appeared in the classic film.  Modesto has a soundtrack ‘62”?  and it still rocks today and during Graffiti Summer, we are Today you can capture the spirit of those classic days and in Modesto USA, it is Graffiti Summer all year long.  Located on historic Route 99, Modesto was home to the classic drive-ins, car hops and the all rocking it.  So grab your poodle skirt, slick back your legendary 10th and 11th Streets that were the home of classic cruising, the stories and the legends that hair, walk the Historic Cruise Route and get in the groove for summer in Modesto USA.   inspired the film and are a part of the Graffiti experience today.  Important places to visit online Following the end of World War II, the open highway was calling and classic drive-ins appeared across the USA.  Kids could now do something that was previously not allowed; drive for no reason www.modestocruiseroute.com at all.  Cruising, Car hops and our ”Classic History” was born and here in Modesto, it is part of our www.modestograffitiusa.com culture.  In Modesto, you can still get roller skate car hop service, our people are friendly and all sumwww.graffitisummer.com mer long, cars trimmed in chrome call the streets of Modesto USA their home.

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June 10th Parade Route

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Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route Walk of Fame 2016 Inductees Celebration June 8, 2016 6:30  pm - 10th St Plaza Modesto

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by Chris Murphy

Don Monaco

American Graffiti Festival Cruise Parade 2016 Grand Marshall

Don Monaco is one of the fastest men in Modesto. Don Monaco has been racing fast all of his life. Don’s first car was a Model T that be bought when was 12 for $ 7.  Son of a peach farmer, Don was a self starter all of his life and a after a stint in the Navy, founded Don’s Mobile Glass, taking the car glass service out of the shop and on the streets.  Don was a racer and a cruiser and knew all of the best Modesto hangouts like the Bamboo Room, Jack’s, the Patio and others, and had a ring-side seat to some of the cruise excitement.   During the early 60s, Don Monaco along with the late Chuck Billington and late Jack McCoy would set up a racing partnership that would ultimately win a land speed record on the Bonneville Salt Flats.  Don is also an acrobatic pilot and has been seen doing spirals and loops in the Modesto sky. Friends with 2015 Cruise Parade Grand Marshall and fellow legend Bart Bartoni, Don was part of Bart’s Godfathers crew in the 70s, named for the restaurant over Bartoni Jewelers. Don is still an active racer, and is currently tuning up his “High-Boy” land speed record car to head off to do the Hot Rod Hillclimb race in Colorado. He will pull it all the way there behind his ’49 Cadillac.  Don has been married to his wife Gloria for 28 years and they have been known to get in his plane and pick a direction and just fly and stay wherever they land, where they now have friends all over the USA.  

When I approached George Lucas a few years ago about getting involved in the Modesto Historic Cruise Route, I explained that our mission was to tell the stories behind the story that he told. Our efforts here in ModestoUSA are to share the people and the places that were the inspiration for Lucas’ milestone film that has made Modesto USA a popular part of pop culture.   You can walk the Cruise Route and watch videos from the Legends of the Cruise and see our Walk of Fame markers in 10th Street Plaza.   Let’s meet the 2016 inductees into the Modesto Historic Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame. Www.modestocruiseroute.com  www.graffitisummer.com

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Best High School physique marries the Best looki Felix and her husband Kenny Walk. Her’At the ot mid 50’s was another drive in called Al’s.  This was kids from the newly constructed second high scho Downey High School, from where George Lucas w cated at Frances and McHenry, Al’s was owned by ard Felix purchased it in 1950.  Judy Felix Walk, w had one of the best cruising places in Modesto.  H her curfew, but since she worked at Al’s, she was always Felix’s also had another drive-in called Felix’s Drive in and Felix were key to the evolution of the cruise out M St.  Judy would meet her future husband in high schoo sique” marries the “Best Looking”. Kenny and Judy Wa continue to share their Graffiti memories.    Kenny Wal during those years as did her younger sister Joyce Felix PA.   Al’s and Felix’s are no more, but the contribution important chapter in our American Graffiti history.

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Glen Wild – Oakdale High School ‘61

Every classic car needed a flashy paint job. Over the years, Glen has pinstriped at least 20,000 cars and back in the day .  and Glen’s hand painted work adorned many a classic car.  Yes, this line was immortalized by Joe played by Bo Hopkins in the film American Graffiti as he convinced Glen was part of the original cruise back in the late 50s and Curt (Richard Dreyfus) to become a member of the Pharoahs.  Modesto’s own Faros were the inspiration for early 60s and was always artistic.  Glen started “pinstriping” cars for extra money in this “car club fraternity”.  The FAROS were born in the same house in 1957 as the Ecurie AWOLS, Lucas’ race college and his goal was to “enhance the car, but not be the first thing you see”.  The fine import car club as AWOL founder Chuck was the brother of Dennis Billington, founding FARO along with stripes, flames, scallops and more found their way to cars all over California and would Harry James and Maurice Clark.  They first tried to start a club they called the FAROS Fraternity at Modesto become part of classic car hot rod history and would later become a key accessory on cars High School.  That initial effort was squashed by the Dean of Boys, Paul Whitmore.  He threatened to expel in the 70s and 80’s.  He attended both MJC and CSU Stanislaus where he earned his BA in all of them if they started the club.  Therefore that first group only lasted about 2 months but they came up 1973.  He would later start Wild Signs in 1973 and continued to do custom work through with the name FAROS and the FRS Crest.  In 1960, when they got to MJC, the FAROS were restarted, sort the 90s.   His artwork and car art were very popular throughout the evolution of the cruise of.  Five or six of the guys met at Joe Wyle’s house and talked about starting the club at Modesto Junior Coland where a big feature in the huge cruising years of ’78, ’79 and into the ‘80s.  He also lege, in hopes that the strict rules in high school would not be existing.  Dennis Billington said he could get created the art for many of the Graffiti Night events and activities. Glen’s art and inspirathe stamp to engrave the cards with FRS FAROS.  This was going to save the club a tion was a key part of Modesto’s Graffiti Cruising era.  He is retired and married to his wife whopping $20.00 (keep in mind that $20.00 back in 1960 was a huge chunk of money).  Sandy. And so The FAROS arrived on scene in Modesto!  Much to their dismay, MJC, just like Modesto High School, threatened to kick the guys out of school if the FAROS tried to affiliate with MJC.  So the club came into being with no (official) ties to any school.  The positive side of this allowed the members to be composed of Modesto and Downey high school graduates, this time uniting without rivalry.  They weren’t college kids, they were just guys who got together and worked on cars (with a few parties thrown in here and there).  And the rest is history.  

“Everyone wants to be a FARO”

Dwight Trammell Modesto High  ‘53

Practical joker does not even begin to properly describe Dwight Trammel. Tall and imposing, there was not doubt that Dwight and his brother “Tiny” were tough, but beneath that tough façade, is one of the funniest people you will ever meet.  Fast cars, girls and fun always found Dwight. ing. This is the story of Judy One of the legendary evenings found Dwight and Tony ther end of the cruise in the Mazzolla, just returned from acquiring firecrackers in SF s the home for most of the Chinatown and drove into the parking lot and Burge’s and lit off a bunch of packs ool in Modesto, Thomas in the parking lot, frightening Jackie, one of the Burge’s carhops, her customers would graduate in 1962.  Loand then they sped off down 9th street all of the way to Ceres.  Dwight was also y the Felix family, after Leonone of the instigators spreading oil on 10th St, and their antics were captured in the was part of those days and Modesto Bee police report and they were order to pay $ 147 for the 2 loads of sand to Her parents were strict with clean up 10th.  Dwight was raised in Modesto and has been into cars and construcs in the middle of it.  The tion all of his life. He was a regular at many of the watering holes around town and at Alice and McHenry.  Al’s had a smile for pretty much everyone.  His wife Shirley, who has since passed away, McHenry from 10th and 11th always had her hands full with Dwight.  The master of quick wit, fast dice and a fast ol. “Best High School Phycars, Dwight has been a part of the Modesto Graffiti culture since the late 40s.   His alk are still married today and Chrysler 300s are beautiful and his shiny red one still makes the circuit in a tradilk would work the drive ins tion that started with his black one from his 1955 picture shown here.  You can hear x Hawkins, now in Pittsburg, Dwight tell his Graffiti stories in a video clip at the Modesto Cruise Route.  of the Felix family created an www.modestocruiseroute.com

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Frank Burnett - Patterson High School

One of the most treasured classic cars on the circuit today is the ’40 Kaleidoscope Koupe that is owned by Frank Burnett. Frank’s collaboration on his ’40 Ford Coupe with Gene Winfield, converted his sweet black car into the Kaleidoscope wonder that it is today. Frank grew up in Patterson, working at Patterson Frozen Foods. He loved motorcycles and horses and could even stand on horseback while the horse ran at full gallop.  Since 1955, Frank has been part of the cruise with his drive in restaurant out on Crows Landing road “Burnett’s” he owned with his wife Louise whom he married in ‘53. It featured car-hop service with seating inside as well. Even during the 40s, Frank had his first hot rod at 13 and his drivers license at age 14.  It was a big attraction located in the Caruso Center for many years. Frank was a member and president of the Modesto motorcycle club and lead many events and road trips.   Frank was also a champion NASCAR racer with a car he purchased from Richard Petty and he raced locally with #43, winning the Stockton 99 championships many times, racing against his friend Jack McCoy.  Frank lives in Modesto and is still married to Louise and shows his ’40 Kaleidoscope Koupe when ever he can. 

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Graffiti Summer Events

June 18, 4pm, Sing-a-long Grease film, State Theatre

Do you have your poodle skirt? Got your hair greased up?

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June 18, 7:05pm, Modesto Nuts Graffiti Night, John Thurman Field June 26, 7am-10am breakfast, 9am-3:30pm, 9th Annual Rod & Custom Car Show, Elks Lodge

July 27th, I.O.O.F. Lodge #65 Car Show, 9am-3pm, La Grange One Room School House Get on your best Elvis, polish the chrome and get a move on.  www.modestoview.com for updated details www.graffitisummer.com for the home base of all things Graffiti, ModestoCana and Rockabilly Like www.facebook.com/modestoview to stay up to date and don’t miss a thing. 

June 4pm, American Graffiti film, State Theatre, tickets $3 June 5, 9am-3pm, McHenry Village, 11th Annual Graffiti Classic Car Show June 6, 5pm-8pm, Mid-Valley Chevy Club, American Chevrolet June 7, 5pm-8pm, Mid-Valley Chevy Club, Vintage Faire Mall June 8, 5pm-8pm, Mid-Valley Chevy Club, Downtown Modesto June 8, 6:30pm Graffiti Cruise Route, Walk of Fame Presentation & Legends of the Cruise inductees, 10th St Plaza June 9, 5pm-8pm, Mid-Valley Chevy Club, Cool Hand Luke’s June 9, 8pm, Graceada park, MoBand Graffiti Concert in the Park June 10, 6:30pm, Official Kiwanis Classic Car Parade, Downtown Modesto June 10, 9pm-11pm, Elvis Tribute Extravaganza, 10th Street Plaza June 11, 8pm, Kingsmen Surfaris & Token, Gallo Center for the Arts June 11, 9am-5pm American Graffiti Car Show & Festival, Municipal Golf Course June 12, 9am-3pm American Graffiti Car Show & Festival, Municipal Golf Course June 17 & 18 all day, 23rd Annual Back to Graffiti at Fruit Yard

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Fumes from Graffiti are in the air and things are heating up in the Valley. You know what that means; it is time for everyone to let us know who you think should be considered for a Modesto Area Music Award. The MAMAs will be celebrating 17 years, and have grown from 7 to 20 statues being handed out, along with the mini MAMAs that were introduced in 2015. This is the Area Music Awards so that means bands, promoters, venues, comedians, etc. from the greater 209 are all eligible for consideration. You can see a full list of categories at www.modestoareamusic.com. Plans are for voting to go Live on August 21st the day after X-Fest, and that means that we do not have much time to narrow-down the list to 10.  Over the last few years the MAMA board has increased the number of things they look at in considering who to choose. An online presence

is key, along with being active in the area, how many fans and more. The MAMAs will be held at the State Theatre on October 11th and as always will feature the most diverse performances at any event held in the 209 from Youth Bands to Metal, Latin to Jazz including the proverbial kitchen sink. Everyone is encouraged to dress up and remember this is a way for us all to come together for one night as a music and arts community. It is a night to support each other and have fun: win or lose.  Get out and catch some live music, attend some of the great events happening around the 209. Go out to a restaurant, cafe or bar that you have never been to that host live music. Remember only with your help does the arts and music community thrive. You are the Academy, your vote determine the winners. email your list to mamarecords209@gmail. com or info@modestoview.com

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June becomes an even more community-based city for Modesto, with hot rods, rockabilly, rat rods, cruising, milkshakes, spring dresses and high profile sunglasses. As another hot summer approaches the valley.  This is where I start dreaming of that beautiful 1960 Lincoln Continental Mark V convertible, cruisin’ down to the 10th Street plaza for the Greaser’s Social Ball. I’m so excited for all this talent for a free show on a beautiful summer day. John Clifton from Fresno a blues harmonica player, guitarist and vocalist. John and his band will be the backup band for one of his favorite harp and piano players Rod and Honey Piazza.John also has another treat in store playing alongside Rusty Zinn, his favorite guitar player. Rusty’s soul is reggae with ska beats and rock-n-roll. I have a feeling this is going to be amazing to watch. OHHH! One of the highlights will be the The Heebie Jeebies, a ghostly, country, goth and rockabilly combo Featuring Tony Trevino of Trevino’s Barber Shop.  I am a huge fan of all Tony’s musical endeavors. Not only talented,

by Jennifer Allsup but a very nice gentlemen and friend. My first, experience with Grease Hound was playing in the plaza for Modesto View’s Rockin’ Holidays. Since, the plaza, Grease Hound stage presences has exploded with a three piece explosion of talent. My friend and yours Big Earl and the Cryin’ Shame is no stranger to the Modesto music scene, having one of the most memorable shows to open for B.B.King at the Gallo Center.  There will be so much great talent in the plaza on June 18th. Even better it is another Graffiti Summer event,  family friendly and FREE.  Not only do you get the listening pleasures of all those fabulously talented musicians. You get the set your visual sights on Hot Rods, Art Work, and the Luscious Ladies of the pin-up society. These ladies, have a purpose sending out a strong community support with chapters from California to Florida. So, friends hop in your classic car and cruise on

down to the 10th Street Plaza for a family fun day. Thank you John Black and Peer Recovery for once again organizing an event for all to enjoy and remember and to sponsors Modesto, Chris Murphy Family and Law Offices of Gary C Nelson. Have a Rockin’ Graffiti Summer in Modesto. Birth place of ROCKABILLY!! *Jennifer Allsup* *Sweet Pea Knickers Promotions/ DAMSweet* *209-214-0137* *www.facebook.com/jenniferallsup* *rajelidak@yahoo.com* *rajelidak@gmail.com*

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this venue and show. Tickets: WWW.red-tie. org, call John if questions: (209) 543-4261 The Gallo Center for the Arts for the month of June: 11th Graffiti summer event the Tokens, Kingsmen and the Surfaris, The State Theatre June 10th has B-93 summer show with Nick Fradiani, Shawn Hook and more, and June 11th Purple Rain Costume and Dance Party with Tim Allen and Joe Barretta playing live before viewing of “Purple Rain.” MoBand returns Thursdays for the summer. Starting June 9th Graffiti kick off playing music by rock legends Huey Lewis, Buddy Holly and other at Graceada Park. Bring your favorite blanket to sit on Come back out for third Thursday Art Walk 5 to 9:00 PM for some great art, and music in the downtown! .Lowdown on the jam session in the downtown: Barkin’ Dog Thursday night jazz jams with Dave Dow, Queen Bean Sundays open mike night also in an all age environment.   Remember please support our local live venue’s for live music and the arts. So take some time out to hear some live music and the arts of our own town as well this month, think globally and act locally. All the best, peace out! Eric Benson, cell 209, 918-7033.

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to the Barkin’ Dog Grill this June 13th with special guest to be announced with 7-piece house Band Ultra Lounge hosting. The Blue Monday Band features: lead vocalist, guitar and bass player Dave Sousa, Johnny Valdes guitar, Tim Allen bass, vocals, Dave Hawks on drums, Eric Benson& Pat Governor keys, & horn section Andrew Rosenblum Sax, trumpet, and Jamie Dubberly trombone. The band plays Jazz, R & B, Funk, Latin, Rock, and a little of everything else with special guests sitting in for listening and dancing. Show 7 to 10:00 PM with food and drink available in an all age venue. Call the Dog for reservations: 572-2341.  If you play come on down and sit in with the best musicians in the area, it’s going to be smoking Everyone’s favorite promoter is back out of retirement, John Griswold returns to the scene June 11th at Lucca Winery in Ripon he is bringing in Greg Adams & East Bay Soul an amazing band with horn section playing Funk, Jazz, R & B and Soul. Greg is one of the founders of Tower Of Power. Doors at 5:00 with wine tasting, bar and food by Modesto’s own Christopher Bonera with art exhibit and preshow music by guitarist Jesse Christian Hendricks.  If you likes his events at the SOS wait to you see

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BLUES Car Shows and Outdoor Parties by Earl Matthews Hello everyone! I hope you have enjoyed this spring as much as I have and that you are ready for all the great car shows and outdoor parties that are coming this month. There are some really cool shows happening, and I don’t really have enough room to talk about them all so I am going to select a couple and ask that you check out the calendar to see what else is going on in the local blues scene for June. Starting with a bang is a great band from the Sonora area the Little Fuller band. On June 2nd they are releasing their second CD at Black Oak Casino. They are not a blues band, I tell you this because I write the blues column but I am writing about them anyway. This should tell you how much I dig this band. They are fun, high energy and have killer music, great songs and a couple of the best singers around. No joke, if you don’t know about this band, get to knowing. They play a lot locally and that is a

good thing for us the listeners. The Pick and Gather Fest is on the 4th and 5th in Livingston at Riverdance Farms. There will be music, hayrides, games and activities for the kids, lots of art and last but not least cherries and blueberries that you and your family can pick yourself. Poorhouse Millionaires will be on stage 1ish on Saturday afternoon. On Grafitti night June 10th after you watch the drag you can come down to the TIlted Turtle and catch Big Earl and the Cryin’ Shame playing some blues for you and all of your friends. The biggest event I have to tell you about this month is called the Greasers Social Ball on June 18th on the 10th St Plaza. This free event will feature some truly great rockabilly and blues acts from near and far. John Clifton Blues Band, Rod & Honey Piazza, Rusty Zinn, Heebie Jeebies, Grease Hound and Big Earl and the Cryin’ Shame. There will also be a car show, The Luscious Ladies Pin-up Review, arts and crafts and a whole lot more. Fun for the whole family and that’s a pretty cool deal for free. Last on my list for June, My friend Melissa Ruth is coming back to town and we are going to do some shows together. Her new project is called the Midnight Darlins and the band consists of

Melissa and her husband Johnny Leal. Johnny was a founding member of the original Cryin’ Shame back in 2001. Poorhouse Millionaires will be sharing the bill with The Midnight Darlins at the Gypsy Shack on Thursday June 23rd. Then Friday with the Cryin’ Shame at the Torch Club. Finishing things up back in Modesto on Saturday night at Cafe Deva with the Midnight Darlins and the Cryin’ Shame. I hope you all have a great month and I hope to see you out at a show.

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whenever all the members show up for a race or go on a training run out of town, you hear a lot of “Go DB!”. Their logo is pretty recognizable and is becoming well known at local races as well as around the running trails locally. In fact you can’t miss who’s a Dusty Bottom member at a race/run. They all have the reputation of being the loudest and most spirited people on any course anywhere.  The group is

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you to check out Dusty Bottoms running club. They have group runs regularly and generally meet back after every run at a local pub for some beers and socials. For more information on this exciting running club, visit them at www.dustybottomstrailrunners.com and like them here. www.facebook.com/DustyBottoms-Trail-Runners Cheers to your health with a dusty bottom! On June 11th it the Mi-Wuk 10K & 5K. These trail races will surly wakeup your fitness. For more info visit www.miwukrun.org

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with the Modesto Nuts and is super excited for this summer. When asked what age group he recommends to go to games, he says “Families, teens, kids, grandparents and anyone who wants to have a classic American night”. Modesto is extremely fortunate to have our own baseball team and stadium. I’m sure that everyone has a fond memory from John Thurman Field. In 2008, I got to “meet” my favorite book character, Junie B. Jones. The Nuts are always hosting family events throughout the year. Saturday, June 11th is ‘Princess Night’, including a meet and greet with princesses followed by a firework show. Saturday, June 18th, go check out the car show during their ‘Graffiti Night’, supporting a classic Modesto tradition. Even if an event isn’t taking place, there are plenty of kid-friendly activities

going on. Between the bouncy house, mini playground/field, shaved ice, and the amazing mascots, you can rest assured that your children will be happily occupied. A youth-favorite is running around the bases after the game has ended; this can be done after every game so don’t miss a cool opportunity. Despite the numerous events, we cannot lose sight of the main reason we go out to the ball game! Our awesome Nuts! After reading up on the history of John Thurman Field, I learned that a ton of great coaches and players emerged from their program. The stadium has been around since 1955, and with our community’s support, will hopefully stay around forever. These great experiences truly reside with our youth so let’s keep this family tradition alive! My songs of the summer are Under Control by The Strokes, Africa by Toto and Island in the Sun by Weezer. Send me your favorite summer songs at leialovesfood@gmail.com. Also, congrats to all of the graduates, I hope everyone stays in Modesto long enough to participate in the graffiti fun this summer! Happy June!

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BARGAIN Perfectly June by Monica Barber June is perfectly sandwiched in the middle of the year. You can reminisce on the previous 6 months or work on having fun for the next 6. The best plans for summer are made in June and there’s no reason you have to go broke making them. Start the month of June with a little Music in the Plaza. The series continues their annual events in downtown Modesto every Friday this summer. June  3rd you can find youself enjoying the musical sounds of the Lodge Pole Pickers starting at 7:00pm. Located across from Brendan Theaters this free entertainment is fun for everyone. Put on your dancing shoes and head out! Info call: 209-529-9303  Continue your month with more music at MoBand’s Concert In The Park! June 9th welcomes back the annual free concert series where Moband will kick off the sounds of Modesto Graffitti in style. Bring your blanket, picnic basket and loved ones then sit back and enjoy the music. Don’t forget it is traditional to throw out your blanket the night before to save a space in Graceda Park. Or get there early to get your groove on. Music starts at 8pm. www. moband.org Hot cars and hot tempartures mean only one thing in Modesto: Graffiti is here! On June 10th the annual Modesto Kiwanis Classic Car Parade cruises through Downtown Modesto

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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 Modesto Graffiti USA Finally, you can find some cool Modesto memorabilia, shirts, and even a shot glass!  After all these years, Modesto Graffiti USA has come to

followed by a Car show on June 11th-12th at Modesto Municipal Golf Course. Parade is Free and starts at 6:30pm. Tickets for Car Show: $10 Sat 9am-5pm. Sun 9am-3pm. Don’t miss out Modesto! Celebrate your heritage! http://www.americangraffitifestival.com/  The musical reign of Prince ended too soon. The State Theater remembers and celebrates the icon with a Purple Rain Party on June 11th. Theater goers are encouraged to dress up, sing-along and party like it’s 1999 in memory of the late musical genius. Guests will be entertained by live music, a laser light show by Laser VooDoo and more in addition to the screening of Purple Rain. Doors: 6PM. Movie: 7:30pm. Admission: $15. www.thestate.org  If you ever wanted to know what it was like to go to the hop, then enjoy yourself at The Greasers Social Ball and Summer bop on June 18th in Downtown’s 10th Street Plaza. This is a free daytime event with Bands, Rat Rods, Pin Up Ladies, Art Displays and more for all ages. This free day event runs 10am-10pm. More info contact Peer Recovery 209-985-0467.  Welcome in the rest of the year beautifully, Modesto! Kisses, m

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Enjoy Modesto Night Life! • Enjoy Responsibly June 1 80s night/DJ Gully Board Game Night Book Club “Housekeeping” Bookworm Bookmarks Creole Jazz Kings Family Game Day Figure Drawing Drop In Free QiGong Class Get a Clue Game Graffiti Classic Car Show Horseshoe tournament IE The Magician In One Accord Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Mamma Mia Maxi’s Happy Hour Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner On The Road to Citizenship Class Open Mic Night Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime Riverbank Golden Ages Spring Luncheon Table Viewing The Family Fang The Meddler Tile Art Craft Tortoise Crafts Trax on Wax Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong WCPL Poker Wednesdays Wig Out Wednesdays Wiggle Worms Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday June 2 Beer Flight Night Bookmark Craft Casanova’s Night Club College Night/Beer Pong with DJ Dan David Dow and friends jam session DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease Green Energy Snap Cicruits Craft Hedgehog Book Craft Johnny & Kelly Josh Rosenblum Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Kyle the Great Live Music Live Music Maxi’s Happy Hour Minute to Win It Games Modesto Farmers Market Mommy & Me Art Class Oakdale Museum & History Center Paint By Eraser Craft POD Awesome Mix Vol. 1 Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Spanish Preschool Storytime The Meddler Thirsty Thursdays June 3 Battered Beaver Live DJs DJ & Live Music DJ Arnie DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Otto & Guests DJ Tease Fireball Fridays Funstrummers Gig Band Rehearsal Graffiti Elvis Nights Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program Hot club Faux Gitant Johnny & Kelly Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Rock/Country Bands Lodge Pole Pickers Love & Friendship Maxi’s Happy Hour Neil & Matt Neil Buettner POD Awesome Mix Vol. 1 Rick Barnes Russ Camp Tale as Old as Time Teens Rockin’ Jump The Family Fang The Meddler The Weekend Dance Party VFW Hamburger Night Village Dancers of the Valley June 4 10 East Brunch 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up American Graffiti Apricot Fiesta B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Battered Beaver DJ Awal Bilingual Preschool Storytime Buyer & Celler DJ & Live Music DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease Folk Dancing Lessons Graffiti Elvis Nights

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Location Boardroom, Modesto Battleground Games, Modesto Turlock Library Denair Library Shooters/Clarion Inn Patterson Library Mistlin Gallery Modesto NTouch, Modesto Hughson Library Velvet Grill & Creamery, Modesto Shively's Bar & Grill, Oakdale Rivets American Grill Strings, Turlock Run Around Sue's Ridgeway's, Modesto Gallo Center for the Arts Maxi's at Double Tree Sabatino's, Modesto P. Wexford's Modesto Modesto Library Speakeasy, Modesto Empire Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Newman Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library 3600Santa Fe St, Riverbank Del Rio Country Club Modesto State Theatre State Theatre Turlock Library Keyes Library Speakeay, Modesto First United Methodist 16th St Tilted Turtle, Modesto The Tiki Lounge Salida Library Redwood Café, Modesto Maxi's at Double Tree Redwood Cafe, Modesto Ceres Library Crocodile's, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Barkin' Dog Grill Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Speakeasy, Modesto Salida Library Oakdale Library P. Wexford's Modesto Rivets American Grill Kaiser Dale Rd, Modesto Run Around Sue's Ridgeway's, Modesto Sabatino's, Modesto Deva Cafe, J St Surla's, Modesto Maxi's at Double Tree Denair Library 16th Street, Modesto The Chartreuse Muse, Modesto 212 West F Street Empire Library Gallo Center for the Arts Hughson Library Salida Library Modesto Library State Theatre Maxi's at Double Tree Battered Beaver, Oakdale Surla's, Modesto Climax Bar, Modesto Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Urbano, H St Modesto Boardroom, Modesto Shooters/Clarion Inn Church of the Brethren, Modesto A&W Root Beer, Modesto MJC West, Science Center Barkin' Dog Grill Rivets American Grill Run Around Sue's Ridgeway's, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto 10th Street Place, Modesto State Theatre Maxi's at Double Tree Speakeasy, Modesto Redwood Cafe, Modesto Gallo Center for the Arts The Fruit Yard, Modesto The Bourbon Barrel, Sonora Gallo Center for the Arts Rockin' Jump, Modesto State Theatre State Theatre Crocodile's, Modesto VFW Hall 2801 W. Hatch Rd Carnegie Turlock 10 East Kitchen & Tap House, Turlock Chevron, 815 Kansas, Modesto Rite Aid, Pelandale & Sisk State Theatre Center Circle Plaza, Patterson Oakdale Bicycle Shop Battered Beaver, Oakdale Modesto Library Gallo Center for the Arts Surla's, Modesto Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Speakeasy, Modesto Carnegie Arts Center. Turlock A&W Root Beer, Modesto

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Highland Games Josh Rosenblum Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Love & Friendship Love & Friendship Meditation with Susie Mizz Monique’s Dragalicious Show Modesto Farmer’s Market Oakdale Museum & History Center Old Skool Saturdays Open Air Market Rip Tide social club surf club Rockin’ Saturdays Saturday Easy D Ride Tale as Old as Time The Weekend Dance Party Tom Drinnon June 5 11th MSR Annual Graffiti Classic Car Show 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up A Celebration of Jewish Food & Culture Acoustic Live Music Apricot Fiesta Champagne Brunch Buffet FOE Breakfast Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Karaoke with Laura Love & Friendship Love & Friendship Music Jam with Dancing and Free Potluck Queen Bean Open Mic Night Seniors Club Breakfast Shalom Deli-Jewish food and cultural celebration The Big Mix VFW Breakfast June 6 American Trivia with Uncle John Build Solor Powered Robot Class Computer basics Dance Exercise Class Graffiti Mid-Valley Chevy Club Josh Rosenblum Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Love & Friendship Love & Friendship Maxi’s Happy Hour Mayor’s Storytime Overreaters Anonymous Preschool Story Time Tech Connect: Library 101 Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Class WCPL Poker Mondays Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms June 7 Anthony K Comedy Night Bubble Games! Foil Fish Craft Forever Young Dance Club Golden Valley Chorus Graffiti Mid-Valley Chevy Club Happy Anniversary Becky Johnny & Kelly Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Love & Friendship Love & Friendship Maxi’s Happy Hour Minecraft Summer Reading Party Name That Tune NAMI Support Group NAMI Support group Nick Campos Paper Plate Toss Poetry Night at Queen Bean Poetry Open Mic Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Puppeteer Randall Mcgee & Dragon Groak Puppeteer Randall Mcgee & Dragon Groak STEAM Basketball Successful Thinkers Network Mtg Sweet Open Talent & Mic Tilted Tuesdays w/DJ Tease Toastmaster Supper Club Trivia Tuesday Turlock Seniors Dance Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Jam Wiggle Worms Wind Energy Turbine Craft Word Intermediate Yoga with Rosa June 8 80s night/DJ Gully Board Bunnies Craft Board Game Night Climate & Weather Craft Creole Jazz Kings Figure Drawing Drop In Free QiGong Class Graffiti Classic Car Show Graffiti Cruise Route Presentation Graffiti Mid-Valley Chevy Club Horseshoe tournament IE The Magician In One Accord Juicing Raw Class Karaoke Night

Tuolumne Park, Modesto Rivets American Grill Run Around Sue's Ridgeway's, Modesto State Theatre State Theatre Intrinsic Elements Modesto Climax Bar, Modesto 16th St, Modesto 212 West F Street Tilted Turtle, Modesto Yogurt Station, Oakdale Barkin' Dog Grill Rockin' Jump, Modesto Oakdale Bicycle Shop Gallo Center for the Arts Crocodile's, Modesto The Bourbon Barrel, Sonora McHenry Village Shopping Center Cruisers, McHenry & Kiernan Congregation Beth Shalom, Modesto Deva Cafe, J St Center Circle Plaza, Patterson Surla's, Modesto Eagles Hall, 126 Camellia Way Run Around Sue's Ridgeway's, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto State Theatre State Theatre Tilted Turtle, Modesto Queen Bean Coffee House Denny's 1525 McHenry Ave Congregation Beth Shalom, Modesto Crocodile's, Modesto VFW Hall 2801 W. Hatch Rd Rivets American Grill Modesto Library Modesto Library Salida Library American Chevrolet, Modesto P. Wexford's Modesto Ridgeway's, Modesto State Theatre State Theatre Maxi's at Double Tree Riverbank Library Sutter Gould Office, 1717 McHenry Ave Keyes Library Turlock Library First United Methodist 16th St Modesto Senior Center Tilted Turtle, Modesto Modesto Library Modesto Library Cheroot Cigar Lounge, Modesto Hughson Library Newman Library Modesto Senior Center Mancini Hall, 718 Tuolumne Vintage Faire Mall Parking lot All over the world Rivets American Grill Run Around Sue's The Tiki Lounge Ridgeway's, Modesto State Theatre State Theatre Maxi's at Double Tree Waterford Library Twisted Pig, Modesto Oakdale Library Oakdale Library Maxi's at Double Tree Riverbank Library Queen Bean Coffee House Queen Bean Coffee House Ceres Library Denair Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Hughson Library Salida Library Turlock Library Round Table Pizza, 3848 McHenry 3014 4th St, Ceres Tilted Turtle, Modesto Denny's 1525 McHenry Ave P. Wexford's Modesto 11914 Cahill St, Turlock Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Modesto Library Modesto Library Modesto Library Patterson Library Boardroom, Modesto Keyes Library Battleground Games, Modesto Modesto Library Shooters/Clarion Inn Mistlin Gallery Modesto NTouch, Modesto Velvet Grill & Creamery, Modesto 10th St Plaza, Modesto Downtown Modesto Shively's Bar & Grill, Oakdale Rivets American Grill Strings, Turlock Patterson Library Run Around Sue's

For more Modesto info: www.modestoview.com


Have fun and be Safe! • Please Designate a Driver Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Lanyards Craft Love & Friendship Love & Friendship Lunch Hour Meditation Marble Races Maxi’s Happy Hour McHenry Mansion Tea Sampling Mom’s Club Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner Open Mic Night Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime Puppeteer Randall Mcgee & Dragon Groak Puzzle Picture Frames Riverbank Golden Ages Stanislaus County Coin Club Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong WCPL Poker Wednesdays Wig Out Wednesdays Wiggle Worms Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday June 9 Beer Flight Night Book Club BubbleSmith presentation BubbleSmith Presentation Build Solor Powered Robot Class Casanova’s Night Club College Night/Beer Pong with DJ Dan David Dow and friends jam session DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease Duct Tape Craft Graffiti Mid-Valley Chevy Club Graffiti MoBand Concert in the Park Green Energy Snap Cicruits Craft Healthy Eating Class Internet basics JerLisa Stitches of Love Teddy Bear Project Johnny & Kelly Josh Rosenblum 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 Love & Friendship Love & Friendship Maxi’s Happy Hour Modesto Farmers Market Modesto Nuts vs San Jose Oakdale Museum & History Center paper Bag Ninja Craft Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Puppeteer Randall Mcgee & Dragon Groak Rainbow Scratch Art Craft Spanish Preschool Storytime Thirsty Thursdays June 10 B93 big summer show Battered Beaver Live DJs Beach Cowboys Big Earl & The Cryin Shame DJ & Live Music DJ Arnie DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Otto & Guests DJ Tease Fireball Fridays Funstrummers Gig Band Rehearsal Graffiti Elvis Nights Graffiti Elvis Tribute Extravaganza Graffiti Kiwanis Car Show Parade Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program Hughson Senior Dance & Potluck Johnny & Kelly Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Rock/Country Bands Love & Friendship Maxi’s Happy Hour Modesto Nuts vs San Jose Neil & Matt Neil Buettner Rick Barnes Teens Rockin’ Jump The Weekend Dance Party Threshold & Elvis Tribute Show VFW Hamburger Night Village Dancers of the Valley June 11 10 East Brunch 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 2nd Annual Divas of Drag Fundraiser American Graffiti Car Show & Festival B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Battered Beaver DJ Awal Bilingual Preschool Storytime Birds of Pacific Slope Presentation Couponing Class Craft Grab DJ & Live Music DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease Folk Dancing Lessons Graffiti Elvis Nights Graffiti Kingsmen Surfaris & Token

Josh Rosenblum Ridgeway's, Modesto Karaoke Night Oakdale Library Karaoke with DJ Clovis King State Theatre Love & Friendship State Theatre Mizz Monique’s Dragalicious Show Intrinsic Elements, Modesto Modesto Farmer’s Market Turlock Library Modesto Nuts vs San Jose Maxi's at Double Tree Oakdale Museum & History Center McHenry Mansion Gift Shop Old Skool Saturdays Patterson Library Puppeteer Randall Mcgee & Dragon Groak Sabatino's, Modesto Purple Rain party P. Wexford's Modesto Rockin’ Saturdays Speakeasy, Modesto Saturday Easy D Ride Empire Library Small Business Craft Fair Keyes Library Super Baile con Grupo Liberacion, Los Humildes, Los Apson y Los Autenticos Keyes Library The Kingsmen, The Surfaris, The Tokens Newman Library The Weekend Dance Party Modesto Library Uke Jamz Oakdale Library USA Dance Chapter Riverbank Library June 14 Denair Library 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 3600Santa Fe St, Riverbank Acoustic Live Music Denny's 1525 McHenry Ave American Graffiti Car Show & Festival First United Methodist 16th St Camellia Society Meeting Tilted Turtle, Modesto Champagne Brunch Buffet The Tiki Lounge FOE Breakfast Salida Library Karaoke Night Redwood Café, Modesto Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Maxi's at Double Tree Karaoke with Laura Love & Friendship Redwood Cafe, Modesto Luv 2 Dance presents Welcome to My House patterson Library Manteca Senior Dance Keyes Library Modesto Nuts vs San Jose Newman Library Music Jam with Dancing and Free Potluck Salida Library Queen Bean Open Mic Night Crocodile's, Modesto Seniors Club Breakfast Tilted Turtle, Modesto Shop til You Drop Barkin' Dog Grill The Big Mix Red Brick Cafe, Turlock USA Dance Ballroom Dancing Speakeasy, Modesto VFW Breakfast Denair Library June 13 Cool Hand Luke, Riverbank American Trivia with Uncle John Graceada Park, Modesto Blue Monday with Eric Bensen and friends Modesto Library Class Computer Basics Kaiser Bangs Medical Offices Creative Clay Art Class Modesto Library Dance Exercise Class 4300 Dale Road, Modesto Josh Rosenblum P. Wexford's Modesto Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Rivets American Grill Love & Friendship Kaiser Dale Rd, Modesto Maxi’s Happy Hour Run Around Sue's Miles Ahead Ridgeway's, Modesto Overreaters Anonymous Sabatino's, Modesto Preschool Story Time Deva Cafe, J St Puppeteer Randall Mcgee & Dragon Groak Surla's, Modesto Puppeteer Randall Mcgee & Dragon Groak Bella Vagos, Modesto Ukelele Funstrummers Class State Theatre Ukelele Funstrummers Class State Theatre WCPL Poker Mondays Maxi's at Double Tree Wiggle Worms 16th Street, Modesto Wiggle Worms 601 Neece Dr Modesto WILLY WONKA JUNIOR (Try Outs) 212 West F Street June 14 Empire Library Acoustic Jam at Queen Bean Hughson Library Book Club Beautiful Ruins Salida Library Engineering Space Class Waterford Library Family Flag Class Ceres Library Flying Disk Craft Modesto Library Forever Young Dance Club Maxi's at Double Tree Golden Valley Chorus Johnny & Kelly State Theatre Karaoke Night Battered Beaver, Oakdale Karaoke with DJ Andrew The Bourbon Barrel, Sonora Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Tilted Turtle, Modesto Love & Friendship Surla's, Modesto Maxi’s Happy Hour Climax Bar, Modesto Name That Tune Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Nick Campos Urbano, H St Modesto Night at the Bowl Boardroom, Modesto Paper Airplanes Class Shooters/Clarion Inn Poetry reading and open Mic with Gillian Wegner Church of the Brethren, Modesto Preschool Story Time A&W Root Beer, Modesto Preschool Story Time 10th St Plaza, Modesto Preschool Story Time Downtown Modesto Preschool Story Time MJC West, Science Center Preschool Story Time 2307 Fourth St, Hughson Preschool Story Time Rivets American Grill Preschool Storytime Run Around Sue's Puppeteer Randall & Groak Free Show Ridgeway's, Modesto Puppeteer Randall Mcgee & Dragon Groak Tilted Turtle, Modesto Successful Thinkers Network Mtg State Theatre Sweet Open Talent & Mic Maxi's at Double Tree Tilted Tuesdays w/DJ Tease 601 Neece Dr Modesto Toastmaster Supper Club Speakeasy, Modesto Trivia Tuesday Redwood Cafe, Modesto Turlock Seniors Dance The Fruit Yard, Modesto Ukelele Funstrummers Class Rockin' Jump, Modesto Ukelele Funstrummers Jam Crocodile's, Modesto Vaxxed From Cover-up to Catastrophe 10th Street Place, Modesto Wiggle Worms VFW Hall 2801 W. Hatch Rd Yoga with Rosa Carnegie Turlock June 15 80s night/DJ Gully 10 East Kitchen & Tap House, Turlock Big Earl and the Cryin Shame Chevron, 815 Kansas, Modesto Board Game Night Rite Aid, Pelandale & Sisk Creole Jazz Kings Prospect Theatre, Modesto Father’s Day Card Craft Muni Golf Course Modesto Figure Drawing Drop In Oakdale Bicycle Shop Free QiGong Class Battered Beaver, Oakdale Graffiti Classic Car Show Modesto Library Horseshoe tournament Modesto Library IE The Magician Salida Library In One Accord Preservation, Modesto Karaoke Night Surla's, Modesto Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Ladybug Craft Speakeasy, Modesto Love & Friendship Carnegie Arts Center. Turlock Maxi’s Happy Hour A&W Root Beer, Modesto MOST Summer Poetry Workshop Gallo Center for the Arts

For more Modesto info: www.modestoview.com

Rivets American Grill Run Around Sue's Ridgeway's, Modesto State Theatre Climax Bar, Modesto 16th St, Modesto 601 Neece Dr Modesto 212 West F Street Tilted Turtle, Modesto Ceres Library State Theatre Rockin' Jump, Modesto Oakdale Bicycle Shop Dutch Hollow Farms, Modesto Fat Cat, Modesto Gallo Center for the Arts Crocodile's, Modesto Carnegie Turlock IOOF Lodge, Hughson

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Cruisers, McHenry & Kiernan Deva Cafe, J St Muni Golf Course Modesto Adventist Church, Modesto Surla's, Modesto Eagles Hall, 126 Camellia Way Run Around Sue's Ridgeway's, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto State Theatre State Theatre 295 Cherry Lane, Manteca 601 Neece Dr Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Queen Bean Coffee House Denny's 1525 McHenry Ave 424 Shadow Creek Ave, Oakdale Crocodile's, Modesto Odd Fellows Hall, Hughson VFW Hall 2801 W. Hatch Rd Rivets American Grill Barkin' Dog Grill Turlock Library The Chartreuse Muse, Modesto Salida Library P. Wexford's Modesto Ridgeway's, Modesto State Theatre Maxi's at Double Tree State Theatre Sutter Gould Office, 1717 McHenry Ave Keyes Library Modesto Library patterson Library First United Methodist 16th St Modesto Senior Center Tilted Turtle, Modesto Modesto Library Modesto Library 641 Norseman, Modesto Queen Bean Coffee House Salida Library Keyes Library Turlock Library Waterford Library Modesto Senior Center Mancini Hall, 718 Tuolumne Rivets American Grill Run Around Sue's The Tiki Lounge Ridgeway's, Modesto State Theatre Maxi's at Double Tree Twisted Pig, Modesto Maxi's at Double Tree Graceada Park, Modesto Modesto Library Barkin' Dog Grill Ceres Library Denair Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Oakdale Library Oakdale Library Round Table Pizza, 3848 McHenry 3014 4th St, Ceres Tilted Turtle, Modesto Denny's 1525 McHenry Ave P. Wexford's Modesto 11914 Cahill St, Turlock Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto State Theatre Modesto Library Patterson Library Boardroom, Modesto Ralston's Goat, Modesto Battleground Games, Modesto Shooters/Clarion Inn Keyes Library Mistlin Gallery Modesto NTouch, Modesto Velvet Grill & Creamery, Modesto Shively's Bar & Grill, Oakdale Rivets American Grill Strings, Turlock Run Around Sue's Ridgeway's, Modesto Patterson Library State Theatre Maxi's at Double Tree Modesto Library

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CALENDAR Farmer’s Markets

Modesto: Between H & I Streets on 15th St near the library. Thurs & Sats 7am-1pm (March through December)

Kaiser Medical Center,

Modesto: 4601 Dale Road, Thurs 8am-2pm (year-round)

Turlock: Center & Main St. Sats, 8am-1pm (May through October)

Downtown Oakdale, Weds 5pm-8:30pm (June-August)

209 Farm Fresh Produce Delivery

Saturdays, 12:20-12:40pm at Chevron 815 Kansas, Ave Modesto Saturdays, 1:05pm-1:25pm

Rite Aid

3900 Pelandale Ave, Modesto Sundays, 3:30pm-3:50pm,

Cruisers

4911 McHenry Ave, Modesto

Turlock Original

Certified Farmer’s Market Stanislaus County Fairgrounds. 8-1 pm 

DOMO

Night Market 10th & Jst Modesto 5-9 pm Thursdays 209 Farm Fresh Produce delivers your orders to the meet-up points. Order on their website, 209farmfreshproduce.com, or you can call or text your order 209-277-6719 and they we meet up for you to pick up your orders. (year-round)

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Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner Open Mic Night Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime Puppeteer Randall Mcgee & Dragon Groak Puppeteer Randall McGee & Dragon Groak Puppeteer Randall McGee & Dragon Groak Riverbank Golden Ages Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong Vaxxed From Cover-up to Catastrophe WCPL Poker Wednesdays Wig Out Wednesdays Wiggle Worms Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday June 16 Beer Flight Night Casanova’s Night Club College Night/Beer Pong with DJ Dan David Dow and friends jam session DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease Father’s Day Crafts Johnny & Kelly Josh Rosenblum Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Kyle the Great Live Music Live Music Love & Friendship Magnet Craft Maxi’s Happy Hour Miles Ahead Minute to Win It Games MoBand Concert in the Park Modesto Farmers Market Modesto Nuts vs Inland Empire Oakdale Museum & History Center Pinwheel Craft Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Puppeteer Randall Mcgee & Dragon Groak Spanish Preschool Storytime Third Thursday Art Walk Thirsty Thursdays Turlock Fire Dept Presentation Vintage Faire Mall Kids Club Wind Energy Turbine Craft June 17 A Bigger Splash Annual Back to Graffiti at Fruit Yard Backyard Bookworms Battered Beaver Live DJs DJ & Live Music DJ Arnie DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Otto & Guests DJ Tease Fireball Fridays Funstrummers Gig Band Rehearsal Graffiti Elvis Nights Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program Irish Cultural Society Joe Baretta Johnny & Kelly Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Lisette & The Loudmouths/Carolina Stevens Live Rock/Country Bands Love & Friendship Max Minardi Maxi’s Happy Hour Modesto Nuts vs Inland Empire Neil & Matt Neil Buettner Rick Barnes Russ Camp Teens Rockin’ Jump The Weekend Dance Party Vaxxed From Cover-up to Catastrophe VFW Hamburger Night Village Dancers of the Valley Women of Love Ministries June 18 10 East Brunch 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up A Bigger Splash AAdult & Teen Art Faire American Made Outlaws Annual Back to Graffiti at Fruit Yard B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Battered Beaver DJ Awal Bilingual Preschool Storytime Bourbon Street Blues Bye Bye Birdie DJ & Live Music DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease Do Good Distillery Tour Flag Day Craft Folk Dancing Lessons Graffiti Elvis Nights Graffiti Sing-a-long Grease film Graffiti Summer Block Party Greasers Social Ball Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Max Minardi Miles Ahead Mizz Monique’s Dragalicious Show

Sabatino's, Modesto P. Wexford's Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Empire Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Newman Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Denair Library Turlock Library Turlock Library 3600Santa Fe St, Riverbank First United Methodist 16th St State Theatre Tilted Turtle, Modesto The Tiki Lounge Salida Library Redwood Café, Modesto Maxi's at Double Tree Redwood Cafe, Modesto Crocodile's, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Barkin' Dog Grill Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Speakeasy, Modesto Hughson Library P. Wexford's Modesto Rivets American Grill Kaiser Dale Rd, Modesto Run Around Sue's Ridgeway's, Modesto Sabatino's, Modesto Deva Cafe, J St Surla's, Modesto State Theatre Denair Library Maxi's at Double Tree State Theatre Oakdale Library Graceada Park, Modesto 16th Street, Modesto 601 Neece Dr Modesto 212 West F Street Ceres Library Hughson Library Salida Library Empire Library Modesto Library Downtown Modesto Maxi's at Double Tree Turlock Library Vintage Faire Mall, Modesto Salida Library State Theatre Fruit Yard Modesto Great Valley Museum Battered Beaver, Oakdale Surla's, Modesto Climax Bar, Modesto Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Urbano, H St Modesto Boardroom, Modesto Shooters/Clarion Inn Church of the Brethren, Modesto A&W Root Beer, Modesto MJC West, Science Center Denny's 1525 McHenry Ave 10th Street Place, Modesto Rivets American Grill Run Around Sue's Ridgeway's, Modesto Gottschalk Music Center Tilted Turtle, Modesto State Theatre P. Wexford's Modesto Maxi's at Double Tree 601 Neece Dr Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Redwood Cafe, Modesto The Fruit Yard, Modesto The Bourbon Barrel, Sonora Rockin' Jump, Modesto Crocodile's, Modesto State Theatre VFW Hall 2801 W. Hatch Rd Carnegie Turlock Clarion Inn, Modesto 10 East Kitchen & Tap House, Turlock Chevron, 815 Kansas, Modesto Rite Aid, Pelandale & Sisk State Theatre Modesto Library The Bourbon Barrel, Sonora Fruit Yard Modesto Oakdale Bicycle Shop Battered Beaver, Oakdale Modesto Library Barkin' Dog Grill Gallo Center for the Arts Surla's, Modesto Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Speakeasy, Modesto Do Good, Modesto Newman Library Carnegie Arts Center. Turlock A&W Root Beer, Modesto State Theatre 10th St Plaza Modesto 10th St Plaza, Modesto Run Around Sue's Ridgeway's, Modesto Rivets American Grill State Theatre Climax Bar, Modesto

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Modesto Farmer’s Market Modesto Nuts Graffiti Night Oakdale Museum & History Center Old Skool Saturdays Rockin’ Saturdays Saturday Easy D Ride Sintral Valley Derby Girls vs. Port City Slosh Ball Summer Reading Movie The Nines The Weekend Dance Party June 19 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up A Bigger Splash Acoustic Live Music Bye Bye Birdie Champagne Brunch Buffet EuroSunday Car Club FOE Breakfast Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Karaoke with Laura Modesto Jazz Society Jam Session Modesto Nuts vs Inland Empire Music Jam with Dancing and Free Potluck Queen Bean Open Mic Night Seniors Club Breakfast Stanislaus Humanist’s Coffee Klatch The Big Mix VFW Breakfast June 20 A Bigger Splash American Trivia with Uncle John Comp Basics Dance Exercise Class Internet Basics Josh Rosenblum Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Sound Camp for Girls Maxi’s Happy Hour Miles Ahead Nutrition & Older Adults On The Road to Citizenship Class Overreaters Anonymous Preschool Story Time Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Class WCPL Poker Mondays Wiggle Worms June 21 Acoustic Jam at Queen Bean Bubble Play Build Remote Control Car Craft Caregiver Coffee Break Computer Basics Edible Fruit Flag Craft Class Excel intermediate Family Dinner & Free movie “The Good Dinosaur” Fingerfood Surfboard Craft Foam Visor Craft Forever Young Dance Club Free Comedy Night Geneological Society Golden Valley Chorus Johnny & Kelly Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Sound Camp for Girls Maxi’s Happy Hour Name That Tune NAMI Support Group NAMI Support group Nick Campos Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Successful Thinkers Network Mtg Suncatcher Craft Sweet Open Talent & Mic Tilted Tuesdays w/DJ Tease Toastmaster Supper Club Trivia Tuesday Turlock Seniors Dance Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Jam Wiggle Worms Yoga with Rosa June 22 80s night/DJ Gully All Ages Coloring Day Board Game Night Chidlren’s Theatre Creole Jazz Kings Croquet Fun Figure Drawing Drop In Free QiGong Class Glow Worm Bracelet Craft Graffiti Classic Car Show Horseshoe tournament IE The Magician In One Accord Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Live Sound Camp for Girls Lunch Hour Meditation Maxi’s Happy Hour Mini Golf Fun Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner Open Mic Night Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime Riverbank Golden Ages Stanislaus County Coin Club Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong

16th St, Modesto 601 Neece Dr Modesto 212 West F Street Tilted Turtle, Modesto Rockin' Jump, Modesto Oakdale Bicycle Shop Stanislaus County Fairgrounds, E1 Enslen Park Modesto Modesto Library P. Wexford's Modesto Crocodile's, Modesto Cruisers, McHenry & Kiernan State Theatre Deva Cafe, J St Gallo Center for the Arts Surla's, Modesto Village Baking, Modesto Eagles Hall, 126 Camellia Way Run Around Sue's Ridgeway's, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Shooters/Clarion Inn 601 Neece Dr Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Queen Bean Coffee House Denny's 1525 McHenry Ave Queen Bean Coffee House Crocodile's, Modesto VFW Hall 2801 W. Hatch Rd State Theatre Rivets American Grill Modesto Library Salida Library Turlock Library P. Wexford's Modesto Ridgeway's, Modesto 501 Bitritto Way, Modesto Maxi's at Double Tree State Theatre Salida Library Modesto Library Sutter Gould Office, 1717 McHenry Ave Keyes Library First United Methodist 16th St Modesto Senior Center Tilted Turtle, Modesto Modesto Library Queen Bean Coffee House Turlock Library Keyes Library Hospice, 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto Oakdale Library Newman Library Modesto Library Salida Library Riverbank Library Waterford Library Modesto Senior Center Cheroot Cigar Lounge, Modesto Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Mancini Hall, 718 Tuolumne Rivets American Grill Run Around Sue's The Tiki Lounge Ridgeway's, Modesto 501 Bitritto Way, Modesto Maxi's at Double Tree Twisted Pig, Modesto Oakdale Library Oakdale Library Maxi's at Double Tree Ceres Library Denair Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Round Table Pizza, 3848 McHenry Hughson Library 3014 4th St, Ceres Tilted Turtle, Modesto Denny's 1525 McHenry Ave P. Wexford's Modesto 11914 Cahill St, Turlock Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Modesto Library Patterson Library Boardroom, Modesto Modesto Library Battleground Games, Modesto Turlock Library Shooters/Clarion Inn Empire Library Mistlin Gallery Modesto NTouch, Modesto Denair Library Velvet Grill & Creamery, Modesto Shively's Bar & Grill, Oakdale Rivets American Grill Strings, Turlock Run Around Sue's Ridgeway's, Modesto 501 Bitritto Way, Modesto Intrinsic Elements, Modesto Maxi's at Double Tree Empire Library Sabatino's, Modesto P. Wexford's Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Empire Library Keyes Library Newman Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library 3600Santa Fe St, Riverbank Denny's 1525 McHenry Ave First United Methodist 16th St

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CALENDAR VFW Breakfast June 29 A Bigger Splash Acoustic Open Mic American Trivia with Uncle John Creative Clay Art Class Dance Exercise Class Free eBooks tech Connect Josh Rosenblum Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Maxi’s Happy Hour Modesto Nuts vs Stockton Overreaters Anonymous Preschool Story Time Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Class WCPL Poker Mondays Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms June 28 A bigger Splash Acoustic Jam at Queen Bean Book Club Frankenstein Book Club The Jane Austen Club Computer Basics Excel Intermediate Forever Young Dance Club Golden Valley Chorus Green Energy Snap Cicruits Craft Hinder Hinder Johnny & Kelly Jumping Frog Craft Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Maxi’s Happy Hour Modesto Nuts vs Stockton Name That Tune Nick Campos Open House Tour & Patriotic Concert Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Successful Thinkers Network Mtg Sweet Open Talent & Mic Tilted Tuesdays w/DJ Tease Toastmaster Supper Club Trivia Tuesday Turlock Seniors Dance Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Jam Wiggle Worms Yoga with Rosa June 29 4th of July Craft 80s night/DJ Gully Board Game Night Creole Jazz Kings Figure Drawing Drop In Free QiGong Class Graffiti Classic Car Show Horseshoe tournament IE The Magician In One Accord Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Maxi’s Happy Hour Modesto Nuts vs Stockton Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner Night Sky Painting Ocean in a Bottle Craft Open Mic Night Popcorn Games Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime Riverbank Golden Ages Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong WCPL Poker Wednesdays Wig Out Wednesdays Wiggle Worms Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday June 30 Beer Flight Night Casanova’s Night Club College Night/Beer Pong with DJ Dan Cornstarch Experiements David Dow and friends jam session DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease Engineering Space Class Johnny & Kelly Josh Rosenblum Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Kyle the Great Live Music Live Music Maxi’s Happy Hour MoBand Concert in the Park Modesto Farmers Market Modesto Nuts vs Bakersfield Oakdale Museum & History Center Peerler Beads Craft Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Spanish Preschool Storytime Thirsty Thursdays Watercolor Painting

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WCPL Poker Wednesdays Wig Out Wednesdays Wiggle Worms Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday June 23 A Bigger Splash Beer Flight Night Casanova’s Night Club Climate & Weather Craft College Night/Beer Pong with DJ Dan David Dow and friends jam session DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease Duct Tape Bookmark craft Email basics Johnny & Kelly Josh Rosenblum Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Kyle the Great Live Music Live Music Live Sound Camp for Girls Maxi’s Happy Hour Miles Ahead MoBand Concert in the Park Modesto Farmers Market Nathan Ignacio Oakdale Museum & History Center Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Snoop Dogg Spanish Preschool Storytime STEAM UV Bracelet Craft Thirsty Thursdays Under the Sea Game Day June 24 Animal Talk kids program B4 Dawn Band Battered Beaver Live DJs Bye Bye Birdie Comedy Show Anthony K & Chris Teicheira DJ & Live Music DJ Arnie DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Otto & Guests DJ Tease Fireball Fridays Funstrummers Gig Band Rehearsal Girls Live Sound Band Graffiti Elvis Nights Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program Josh Rosenblum Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Band Karaoke Live Rock/Country Bands Live Sound Camp for Girls Maxi’s Happy Hour Nathan Ignacio Neil & Matt Neil Buettner Rick Barnes Russ Camp Stanislaus Humanists Karaoke Night Teens Rockin’ Jump The Weekend Dance Party VFW Hamburger Night Village Dancers of the Valley June 25 10 East Brunch 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Alex & Ruby B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Battered Beaver DJ Awal Big Earl & The Cryin Shame & Melissa Ruth Bilingual Preschool Storytime Bye Bye Birdie Comedy Show Anthony K & Chris Teicheira DJ & Live Music DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease Folk Dancing Lessons Graffiti Elvis Nights Guns and Hoses Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Mizz Monique’s Dragalicious Show Modesto Farmer’s Market Oakdale Museum & History Center Old Skool Saturdays Razzle Dazzle Razzle Dazzle Rockin’ Saturdays Saturday Easy D Ride Scrapbooking Fun The Weekend Dance Party Valley Jazz Co Zazu Pitts, Homegrown,Third Party June 26 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 9th Annual Rod & Custom Car Breakfast 9th Annual Rod & Custom Car Show A Bigger Splash Acoustic Live Music Bye Bye Birdie Champagne Brunch Buffet Comedy Show Anthony K & Chris Teicheira FOE Breakfast Hughson Senior Dance & Potluck Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Karaoke with Laura Manteca Senior Dance Music Jam with Dancing and Free Potluck Queen Bean Open Mic Night Seniors Club Breakfast Stanislaus Humanists Brunch The Big Mix

Keyes Library Boardroom, Modesto Battleground Games, Modesto Shooters/Clarion Inn Mistlin Gallery Modesto NTouch, Modesto Velvet Grill & Creamery, Modesto Shively's Bar & Grill, Oakdale Rivets American Grill Strings, Turlock Run Around Sue's Ridgeway's, Modesto Maxi's at Double Tree 601 Neece Dr Modesto Sabatino's, Modesto P. Wexford's Modesto Denair Library Turlock Library Speakeasy, Modesto Hughson Library Empire Library Keyes Library Newman Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library 3600Santa Fe St, Riverbank First United Methodist 16th St Tilted Turtle, Modesto The Tiki Lounge Salida Library Redwood Café, Modesto Maxi's at Double Tree Redwood Cafe, Modesto Crocodile's, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Empire Library Barkin' Dog Grill Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Speakeasy, Modesto Salida Library P. Wexford's Modesto Rivets American Grill Kaiser Dale Rd, Modesto Run Around Sue's Ridgeway's, Modesto Sabatino's, Modesto Deva Cafe, Modesto Surla's, Modesto Maxi's at Double Tree Graceada Park, Modesto 16th Street, Modesto 601 Neece Dr Modesto 212 West F Street Denair Library Hughson Library Salida Library Modesto Library Maxi's at Double Tree Ceres Library

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by Chris Murphy

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...

A big brass band, in a bandshell,

in a park, with food, drink, wine, and fun sounds like the perfect evening.  Add to this 3,000 of your best friends, blankets, and picnic baskets and you have a hall of fame slice of Americana, or Modestocana as we like to say.  June and July in Modesto’s Graceada Park bring the sights and sounds of the Modesto Band of Stanislaus County.   Yes this is MoBand.  It is our band, the sound of our city.  We have many fantastic festivals, X Fest, American Graffiti, Lucky Fest, but MoBand is the top of the pops.  There is really nothing like it.  The blankets are out early, the wine is ready, the picnics are made and the music starts at 8 pm, for six Thursdays.  MoBand has been going strong since 1919. Yes, Modesto, we have a national  

treasure. How many of your friends in other cities have a huge community cultural event like this?  I’ll bet not many.  Get your calendars out and plan your summer.  The theme for the 2016  summer is

BUT WAIT! There’s more...

Night at the Bowl June 14 – Mancini Bowl

“We are Family” June 9 - “Rev it Up” June 16 - “Big Ticket” June 23 - “Island Style” June 30 - “Pop Goes The 4th” July 7 - “Prom Night” July 14 - “Encores and More” www.modestoband.org

Affordable Cab 209-753-8005 Touch of Class Cab  209-575-0609 Cash Cab 209-740-1390 Checker Cab: 888-487-5411 City Cab  209-818-4144 DeSoto Cab: 209-577-8888 Edith’s Cab: 402-0377 Lucky 7 Cab: 209-985-8533  209-877-7676 Metro Cab: 209-533-3333 Modesto Cab Company:  209-521-7320 Quality Cab: 209-552-9898 Red Top Taxi Cab:   209-524-4741 Taxi Taxi Cab:  209-756-1035 Town Cab:  209-404-2727 United Cab:  209-888-8888 Urban Taxi Cab:  209-351-0222 Yellow Cab of Modesto: 209-524-8294 Oakdale Taxi:  209-869-5552 Uber Personal Car Service:Download the Uber app

Find local restaurants

www.modestoview.com Locally Owned

MoBand needs you. It takes a lot of time, effort and money to make MoBand happen and here is where you come in. Please come out and support Night at the Bowl on June 14th in Mancini Bowl. There will be restaurant sampling from Modesto’s best eateries, wine and beer from Modesto’s best wineries and breweries and music from Third Party and the Highway 99 Band for your entertainment enjoyment. You can even dance on the famous Mancini Bowl.  Tix are only $40

June 3rd Lodge Pole Pickers June 10th Threshhold and Elvis Tribute Show June 17th Joe Barretta June 24 Nathan Ignazio

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

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1. Abbey and Madison Murphy get their Jedi on at the May the 4th celebration at Boardroom 2. Bob Fores, creator of Ride for Mom receives art from the Peer Recovery Project after a successful event 3. The ribbon was cut on Modesto’s new Modesto Graffiti Diner at 1220 J Street 4. Tony Serrano and Josh Bridegroom at the 1st Bike Modesto gathering that drew big crowds at Camp 4 5. Brian Swander and Kerry Bullock are very dapper at the Bike Modesto event at Camp 4 6. Johnny Valdes and John Stowell get down at the Barkin Dog Grill for Blue Monday 7. Kris Helton hangs out with the mascots from the Modesto Nuts at the Warden’s Office Annual Customer event. 8. Izzy Alvarado and his band perform the classic graffiti tunes at the Portal 9. John Rodgers MC’s the Community Hospice event that drew hundreds and raised money and awareness for this important organization 10. Abbey Murphy stands next to the life-size carhop “Betty" that was created by Diane artist Sorrensen 11.Anthony K and his friends celebrate his win at the 1st ModestoView Gallo Center Clean Comedy Competition 12. The One Table benefit drew over 300 people to raise funds and awareness for United Way Graduation Coach 13. Volunteers Clint Mort and Brian Stubbert serve champagne to the guests as they arrived for One Table 14. Jimbo “Warguitarist" Boynton gets down with more strings on his amazing bass “stick” guitar

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15. Tiffany Rose and the Outlaw Hearts take the stage at the Portal 16. Big Earl and Ray Vazira play some home cooked blues at the Ride For Mom kick off celebration 17. The natives of the planet of Modesto USA celebrate the proclamation by the Modesto City Council for a new official “ May the 4th Day “ in Modesto 18. Lucy playing in mud 19. The rain came in and threatened the Community Hospice Margaritaville fundraiser, but the clouds broke and it was a beautiful evening 20. Maryanne Sanders welcomes George Boodrookas back after his ride at Ride For Mom 21. Anthony K draws the laughs at the Modesto Clean Comedy Competition

Credits Chris Murphy: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20 Michael J Mangano: 3, 17,,21 Instragram 18

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