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June 9 - Kiwanis Cruise Parade & Chuck Berry Tribute – 10th St Plaza June 23 – Women in Rock Benefit Show- Shirlee Temper and More – Prospect Theatre June 10 & 11  North Modesto Kiwanis American Graffiti Car Show June  13  - Taj Mahal and Keb Mo  - Gallo Center June  17, 18 , 23, 24, 25  MPA Presents – Oliver – Gallo Center  June  8  -  Morgan James  - State Theatre June  8  -  MoBand Season Opening Night  - Graceada Park June 18 – Moody Blues – Ironstone Amphitheater Murphys June 23 – Complicated Animals – Gottschalks Music Center June 23 -  Swiss Song Festival – Gallo Center for the Arts To get details and up to date information on these Top 10 events, please check out the following places and follow us on Twitter so you are always up to speed: Modestoview.com • Facebook.com modestoview • Twitter.com/modestoview • Instagram #ModestoView • Radio 1360 KFIV AM

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I look forward to Graffiti Summer every year. We are just coming off our May the 4th Star Wars day celebration.  Characters from all over the galaxy came to celebrate. So now we go from one George Lucas hit to another.  There is so much energy in our community as the classic cars come out, the evenings are light longer, the patios get a breeze in the evening, and the sounds of full throated V-8 motors and the shine of the chrome and the classic rock and roll fill our eyes and ears.  This is a great time in Modesto USA.  It truly feels like a “Classic American City” as we gather in Graceada Park for the Concerts in the Park with MoBand and head to the car shows and watch our movie, American Graffiti. Every time I walk down 10th Street, home of the original cruise, I wish it could look like the streets in Carsland, or downtown Williams AZ or a vintage

city with neon signs that just beg for the sights and sounds of the class of 1962. Living in the past?  Not at all, I just love the feel of the craftsmanship of neon, an old Fender guitar, the smooth candy coat paint from an expert builder, a soft leather bag or a craft cocktail, and a town that celebrates the history that makes it special as we look to the future. We all crave authenticity and the Modesto history in the birth of cruising and Rockabilly is legit.  There is so much more we can do with this. Other cities have figured it out, we can too.  People from around the world love this, and it can be our neon sign, beckoning the global traveller.  Today, they can walk the Historic Cruise Route, learning about our community as they go.  They can even learn from a legend with the interactive videos for each of the 25 informational kiosks.  Our Walk of Fame on 10th St celebrates our Legends of the Cruise, the people that inspired American Graffiti. You should check it out. Take your kids, and friends.  We need to love and protect our history and we need to nurture and grow our Modesto Graffiti USA Spirit.  We have a special place in pop culture history thanks to cruising in Modesto

and this cinematic gift that George Lucas gave our city. The best thing about our American Graffiti heritage is the people and places here in Modesto. Over the years, I have met so many interesting people and have heard so many stories, some true and some not so true, but all great stories about the place we call home. This is our community. These are the people that you will meet at MoBand, at the Cruise Parade, and even in and around the local stores, our farmers markets and restaurants where we shop and eat.  There is so much we can learn from our friends and neighbors. Last month, our family did a crazy 2200 mile RV trip throughout the western USA, seeing so many iconic sights, driving on classic Route 66, visiting the Grand Canyon, Bryce and Zion.  The best part is that we had a blast along every mile and we would do it again.  For that I am the most grateful as in this classic place we live, I am lucky to have a classic amazing family and that is the most important of all.  We love our home, friends and family here in Modesto.  Thanks to all of you that make this place so great and interesting.  I have learned from you all and I thank you.    See you out cruising Chris Murphy Founder and Publisher, ModestoView chrism@modestoview.com

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One of Modesto’s most adorable couples is finding the cruising love. Jaci Shervington Lester and Eli Lester are connecting from their own classic cars. This cool cat couple has a family that has the Graffiti spirit with classic cars, cool hair, great guitars and positive outlook on life.  You may recognize Eli from Big Earl and the Crying Shame and for sure you have seen their classic cars, suped up by Eli,  in many of the local car shows.  Not only do they have the classic cars, they are related to the legendary Gene Winfield.

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MODESTO PERFORMING ARTS Celebrating its 50th anniversary year - 2017 Presents Lionel Bart’s

Book, Music and Lyrics by Lionel Bart Based on the novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens June 17, 23, 24 at 7:30 PM June 18, 25 at 2 PM June 24 is family night: Two adults and two or more children receive $3 discount on each ticket

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PUBLISHER INFORMATION PUBLISHER Chris Murphy chrism@modestoview.com 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

ROCKABILLY

Graffiti Rods N’ Rockabilly

By Jennifer Allsup Graffiti is now well on its’ way in Modesto, the home of the American Graffiti Movie and home to George Lucas as a young man. We have been paying tribute to Graffiti in Modesto for many, many years. Some events are all old school car shows and vendors with good old rock n roll. Others pay tribute to cruising down McHenry Ave in their old hot rods and beauties. Our city really goes out for the month of June. It is worthwhile to note, that the opening song of American Graffiti is Rock Around the Clock, one of the greatest Rockabilly songs of all time from 1954.  More places in our area are getting in on the Rockabilly action.  Twisted Pig joined the festivities of celebrating Graffiti. On June 3rd, 2017. Owner Randy Rocha will be having his own tribute to Modesto Graffiti. Featuring live music, car show with Classic Cars, Power Rides and Hot Rods. Live music will be as followed. Little Johnny and the Sleepwalkers 2pm, Grease-

hound 3pm, & Voodoo Killer 4pm. Little Johnny & the Sleepwalkers are a three-piece rockabilly, psychobilly band from the Merced area. Greasehound another three-piece psychobilly band from Modesto. Voodoo Killer is based from five talented musicians. Playing hard rock n roll and Rockabilly. The festivities at Twisted Pig start at 2pm, family friendly, Free and goes ‘til 11:30pm. Twisted Pig Bar & grill is located at 2717 Coffee Rd. Modesto. Almost forgot to mention there will be food and drink specials all day during the event. Get there early to grab a seat and park your hot rod or classic car.  Any questions please call The Twisted  Pig Bar & Grill at (209)248-7243. You can get some good Rockabilly at the 3rd Thursday ArtWalk this month as The Voodoo Killer will be playing right there on the streets of J Street from 6-9 pm   This is a great way to experience Modesto’s music. We hope to see lots of city folks participate in all kinds of Graffiti fun during the summer. Stay cool this summer and ride with your top down. Cheers

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Great news Craft Beer Drinkers,

a Modesto classic is making a comeback. St, Stan’s Brewery has signed a lease for 1028 11th Street(where Sandude has been operating out of for the last year.) Word is St Stan’s is currently contract brewing but have a building in escrow where they will be building the new Stanislaus Brewing Co near downtown Modesto. Chad Rice and Rich Hodder bought the brand and have been working tirelessly to bring it back. Originally hoping to purchase the building at 821 L St. When it looked like they could not come to an agreement they were not going to throw in the towel. They immediately started looking for other locations that could work and had aspirations to open a tap room in downtown. When the opportunity came up to take over the Sandude location they jumped at the chance to be just a few short blocks from where they grew to love Modesto’s own Micro Brewery.  Brad Morad has purchased the old St Stans/Hero’s building and will be spending some time to remodel and it will be the new home for Skewers. It would have been great to see the brewery back at that location. Though we couldn’t be happier to see such a great restaurant take over the spot especially knowing that St Stans is coming back and they hope to bring music back to the stage. Win/Win in our opinion.  We can not wait to be able to drink a pint of Graffiti Wheat, the Red Sky Ale, Whistlestop or any of the other fine craft beers that we have all come to love. It doesn’t look like they will be open in time to truly take advantage of having Modesto’s Graffiti USA signature beer, but here is hoping that we can pick up a 6 pack to add to the collection in 2018. 

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Ed Cesena work featured last month is still up at Barkin Dog, significant as Ed will turn 89 in July. Look next month for an art event to celebrate that by Jim Christiansen milestone. Catch his watercolors before the new Art Walk change. Get a map Ever the crowded www.modestoartwalk.com and visit the many Graffiti Summer venues listed on the map.   Some other art venmonth.  ues downtown to visit, Picasso’s Gourmet Deli I just finished the and Gallery a favorite.  Che’root Cigar lounge Minnie’s Graffeatures interesting art, as does Café Deva, fiti Party tee shirt Concetta, in the downtown Art Walk area.  Our graphic, and more art and events on the way.  tat shops feature art too.  In downtown stop in Mistlin Gallery Spring Show wraps up to be on Amber Tomson at Half Dead Arts on 15th replaced by the Fabric Artist’s Show, with sumStreet.  She opened her studio up to her other mer extended hours on Friday nights.  Downtown Modesto Partnership starts its First Friday art for Open Studio.  The Painted Ape Gallery and Tattoos at 140 McHenry another stop I series emphasizing local artists and crafters set want to check out.  They’re on Facebook as well.  up around Music on the Plaza. Tri-Chromatic Art isn’t just a happening once a month, or just already does a First Friday Craft Grab, so don’t the venues hosting art walk.  You can find it forget to stop in there. The Gallery also hosts every day in Modesto.  The Writers Studio regular poet’s event.  June 9 features Gillian Wegener and her new book The Artist Nadine Barrett and Cauldron 13 exhibiting out of town in Sacramento June 10 at the Sweet Haphazard. Large scale oil and charcoal Startlite Lounge. A tribute to androgynous pieces on canvas collaborative paintings by Bay beauty and Pete Burns of Dead or Alive. Look area artists Michelle L. Morby and Peter Max for Modesto area artists showing out of the imLawrence featured in Tri-Chromatic’s Megamediate area.  We travel.  fauna show opening June 15.  Wine and Art spots popping up more and more Third Thursday Art Walk comes up June 15.  since Art Time and Sip Wine studios opened Look for more music and art on the streets. 

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on 16th and J.    Recent events included the Clarion, Bookey’s Bar and grill, and new spot Pinot’s Palette expands that offering up at 3440 McHenry.  The Clarion Hotel will host the Summer Mod Art Faire June 17.  We’re going to see a lot of classic cars, car art and events this month.  Many are art and music events.  Relax on the Range is taking over the Rolling Oaks Driving Range again June 24.  Nice art tent, great music selection in its debut.  This is Art Class time.  Seeking classes for kids or adults, check in with the Chartreuse Muse, Carnegie Arts Center, Mistlin Gallery.  Patrick Barr been doing some very popular classes over at the Queen Bean Wednesday nights, same time I’m over at the Mistlin Gallery Life Drawing drop-in group.  Support local artists.  Buy art.

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by Christopher Mitchell and Brandilyn Brown How do you make a super tasty adult treat during Graffiti Summer in Modesto USA? Our friends at Rivets and Do Good Distillery have just the answer for this warm summer days where you need some delicious refreshment.  This summer, try a Boozy Banana, hand crafted with real ice cream and some of the most tasty ingredients possible.   If you are looking for just a quick shake, or you are looking for the perfect end to your Rivet’s Burger dinner, the Boozy Banana is just what you need.  The ViewCrew loves a fresh banana shake and with the addition of Modesto made Do Good White Rum, this banana treat turns into an adult delight.  You can even get two straws and share it with your date.  One thing that is for sure, you will finish every drop. So this Graffiti Summer, visit our friends Clint Shaw and Austin Rust and they will prepare a Boozy Banana just for you.  We are hoping that this is the start of new adult shake trend and more flavors will be coming soon.  

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When your favorite watering hole goes viral thanks to a TV cooking show guy, and you have grown weary of showing up for decent beer to find all tables are full, you pick up the ModestoView to find your new favorite place to quench your thirst. We try our best to inform you of new up-and-coming adventurous libations here in the Valley (or old hidden gems we stumble upon and wish to share, too). Look no further than this View to discover fresh ideas, delicious drinks, and refreshing cocktail concoctions! This month, we visited ChurchKey, brought to you by the same folks who brought us Commonwealth. Already we had high expectations, laid of course by the foundation of Commonwealth, with the best beer selections on tap, yet we were not expecting the tap at ChurchKey to bring us even more variety than our old favorite. There are a tantalizing 42 taps! Two taps serve nitro beers, which we always find to be the perfect refreshment in summer, 5 of them for wine, and 4 are sectioned off to serve house-made tonics in the near future. (Gin and Tonic, anyone?) Two ciders were on tap when we visited. The Made Marion by Two Towns is a sweet fruity treat, be sure to try it! (May we suggest Kopparberg Strawberry Lime in the future? Or Orchard Thieves? Pretty please?) The food was just as awesome if not better: you can make your own pizza! Watch out, BBQ Nachos, you now have a dinner rival. For vegans, you must try the cauliflower wings. We ordered them with coconut Thai peanut sauce, and these will tease your taste buds, giving you uncontrollable cravings. And don’t worry if you forgot your handy-dandy churchkey at home, the friendly staff will serve you your cold beer in a glass, so you won’t even need it. (Who uses them anymore anyway after the invention of the flip top can and the bottle cap? They are simply neat antiques to turn into magnets for the kegerators of your fellow beer enthusiasts.) If you are curious about the logo though, imagine looking up at a churchkey, and then you’ll see it. Otherwise, you might think it’s a lighthouse as we did, and embarrass yourselves. So order something new, heck, several new somethings, find a new favorite beer (or cider!), and tell your friends you drank it at Churchkey! Sip on, friends.

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Time to Perform in June by Kaye Osborn & ModestoView Staff

Hot summer nights are here! Time to embrace our rich past with classic cars, concerts in the park, and of course, attending a theatrical production.  There are summer camps for children available in music, drama, art and writing:  Hutton’s Hamlet Music in Oakdale, Candy’s Choristers or Creation Station at the Gallo Center are some suggestions. If you are interested in a 10-day young writing camp, July 10-21, at CSUS that I co-teach with Casey Giffen, please contact me at chaos_born@att. net for more information.  Here’s What’s Happening in Our Neck of the Woods Denair Gaslight Community Conservatory (a great space) The Night No One Died June 2-10 6:30 PM Friday and Saturday evenings, 1 PM Sundays Tickets are $15, which includes food, drinks and the show The tickets must be purchased in advance (209) 664-9514   Center Stage Conservatory Lower Studio The Miss Firecracker Contest (I loved the movie!  A staged production will be better!) June 16- July 2 Evening shows at 8 PM, Matinees at 2 PM Tickets $10-$15 (209) 846-0179 

Kay with MPA Alumn and Hollywood Casting Director Robert Ulrich at the MPA 50th 

Gallo Center for the Arts Modesto Performing Arts presents Oliver. Coming off of their huge 50th anniversary celebration, the talented folks at MPA are presenting one of their favorite presentations.   Oliver is a classic for the ages and the music is some of the best.   This show features amazing sets, fantastic choreography all presented at the Gallo Center.   Paul Tischer and the crew never cease to amaze.   Don’t miss this.  Tix at www.galloarts.org Saturday, June 17 7:30 PM Sunday, June 18th 2 PM Friday, June 23rd 7:30 PM Saturday, June 24th 7:30 PM Sunday, June 25th 2 PM   Pippin  Don’t miss this production.  It is a Tony winner!  I saw it in SF and LOVED it!  I was in this show at MJC years ago.  The music is memorable and the story mesmerizing! June 7 and 8th 7 PM   Coming Soon to the Prospect Theatre in July – The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance July 7 -  23

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Sixty years of American Graffiti at the A & W Drive-In by Chris Murphy

Back when 10th and 11th Streets in Downtown Modesto were lined with cars, cruising, or draggin’ as it was then called, A & W Drive in was one of the favorite spots to see and be seen. Roller skating car hops were serving burgers and their famous root beer to the kids of all ages that were enjoying the nights.  Johnny Mathews’ family is the 3rd family that has owned and managed this worldfamous drive in. “Our restaurant is featured in magazines in Europe like the Cook’s Travel Guide and people from all around the world come to visit when the tour busses come to town.  “It seems we are more famous outside of Modesto than right here at home”, muses Johnny. Well friends, this is a place that you need to visit and enjoy if you haven’t yet.  This is a true slice of familyowned Modestocana.  It is still the same as it was, in the same location at 14th and G as when it opened in 1957.  This is not fast food, it is an experience.  Drivers park, roll down their windows and order into the speaker box, and soon, your delicious burger, fries, shake, root beer, Coney dog arrive in the hands of a roller skating car hop on your special tray.  This is what it is all about, time to sit and enjoy this wonderful feeling of the days of cruising and a slower lifestyle. But it is much more than just the fun of a drive in.  It is about the burger and of course the amazing delicious root beer.   Today, 60 years later, the most popular thing on the menu is a root beer float. The root beer still comes in a frosty glass mug and there is really not much better than A&W Root Beer in a frosty glass mug. No Ice. The  famous Papa Burger is a fresh made double burger, grilled to order with fresh tomatoes, lettuce and onion and as Jules Winfield would say, “now that is a tasty burger”.   The Fries are large cut and delicious and the A&W root beer in the mug, just about the best thing ever. The old Burger family is still there without the names, Mama burger is the single burger, the Teen Burger is the Bacon cheese.  Ahh, the

memories. I used to love getting the Teen Burger and a frosty root beer growing up and the tastes are the same. There are other great favorites like the foot-long Coney Dog and they even have cheese curds. Yum.    At A&W, the Graffiti theme is for real.  This is what they are all year long, and beyond all of the tourists and Graffiti fans, you get this all year long.   During the summer, Fridays and Saturdays are Cruiseins, featuring a variety of Elvis singers hosting karaoke, classic cars, roller skates, Hula Hoops and so much more.   This is the real deal and no local should miss this experience.  Fortunately, at 14th and G, A&W is so easy to find.     A & W Drive In Modesto was there when George Lucas was in 7th grade. The Legends of the Cruise that are celebrated on the Walk of Fame where regulars there when they were out for a night in their cars on a Modesto evening.  You can be part of this too.   Join Johnny Matthews and his amazing long serving team lead by the roller skating Jennifer Rushman – 23 years and her sister Julie Hale -20 years. It is cool that their father, Peter was a roller skating car hop back in Wisconsin. Also on the team are Jessica Briseno-10 years and Natalia Johnson and their roller skating car hops. Of course the Root Bear will be close by for laughs.   On July 12, A&W will celebrate their 60th Anniversary with 60 cent Floats.  This is the real Graffiti spirit.   So cruise on over Modesto to A&W, park and order up and enjoy this   slice of ModestoCana.  This is who we are and enjoy. 

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HISTORY/DESIGN demanding voting rights for women. And it was during this tempestuous time that the 7th Street Bridge was opened to traffic. On the day of the christening, the trees waved at one another along the banks of the Tuolumne River as the breeze passed through their leaves and wafted the sweet smell of early spring blossoms upon the citizens of nearby towns. Hundreds of onlookers had gathered on the 22nd of March, 1917 to witness the opening of the new bridge. This 1,250 foot long strucBy Gavin Bruce ture provided the only crossing on this stretch The afternoon sun beats down on the iconic liof river. It would prove to be an important link ons of the 7th Street Bridge as they lounge lazily in the bustling chain of commerce and travel soaking in the scorching rays, but remaining that flowed like an electric current between Los ever vigilant as they have for a century. Their Angeles and San Francisco. battered stone faces are now barely reminiscent The gurgling engines of Model T’s and the crisp of the fierce beasts they were crafted to repreclopping of horse hooves added a percussive sent, but their stoic eyes remain unchanged, quality to the brass marching bands that had unflinching, even in the face of the vandalistic led two simultaneous parades from Ceres and atrocities they have been forced to endure durModesto. They congregated upon the bridge, ing their reign. The bridge itself has become a high above the clear, swirling waters of the monument of the poverty and neglect plaguTuolumne. Among the festivities were speeches ing the banks of the Tuolumne River as it runs from prominent local leaders, band music, and along the south side of Modesto. The structure a performance from a children’s choir. Due seems to more appropriately resemble a relic to Stanislaus County’s public abhorrence and from a dystopian wasteland than a treasured condemnation of alcohol at the time, the tradiregional landmark. tional bottle of champagne that would be typiWalking across the bridge highlights one’s cal in a christening was substituted for milk, awareness of the level of neglect. One part of the which was cast upon the bridge in a gesture of road bears a clean hole through the asphalt and civic pride. the foundation has settled, causing a mismatch The bridge was designed by a San Francisco in the alignment of the concrete side railing. architect named John Leonard, for the purpose Beneath the fine masonry of the elegant arches of providing a river crossing on Highway 99. are colorful spray-painted symbols and words Prior to this permanent structure, the only that are illegible to anyone but the creators who other options for crossing this stretch of the thrashed them into existence. The graffiti overTuolumne were either ferries, or a crudely conlaps in confused conflict over territory upon structed bridge that was washed away during a the stone walls. The dry dusty ground is no less heavy storm. decorated. It is covered in a soiled mosaic of While the bridge is a fine piece of engineerused syringes, empty bottles, condoms, and any ing art in itself, the lions are what really make other imaginable artifacts of vice. it unique. The idea for the lions was first But upon setting eyes on the Lion Bridge, as it proposed by George Harding, one of the bridge is also known, one cannot help but imagine it in workers. Lions, interestingly enough, were a its heyday. When it opened in 1917, the world common feature in Italian architecture in the was experiencing many dramatic conflicts and 14th through 17th centuries. They were regardchanges. Europe was engulfed in the flames of ed as symbols of strength and their likenesses the First World War, Russia erupted into revolu- were used to guard important links along trade tion, Puerto Rico became a U.S. territory, the and travel routes. Despite the symbolic signififirst Jazz record was released, streetcars began cance of lions, local farmers tried to convince operating in San Francisco, a march of 10,000 the builders to instead include statues of cows, African Americans took place in New York to but to no avail. County Surveyor Edgar Annear, protest lynching, and forty one suffragists were who oversaw the project, convinced them that arrested in front of the White House while the lions were more “noble.” HistoryView: Save the 7th St Lions Publisher’s Note:  ModestoView promotes planning for the future by respecting and celebrating the past.  This month, we combine our Design View and HistoryView with an beautiful piece by Gavin Bruce.   The 7th St Bridge is slated for demolition to be replaced with a basic structure, but we can still save the Lions, and create a gateway or incorporate them into the design. Please help support this. Comment here http:// www.7thstreetbridge.org  We can build our history into the future.   – Chris Murphy  

The 7th Street Bridge Story

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(PG-13; 1973)

Annual screening of George Lucas’ coming-of-age film starring Ron Howard, Richard Dreyfuss ‘50s family fun for only $3 per person

Sat. June 3 at 2 p.m.

Although only 100 years old, the lions seem to posses a mysterious quality more commonly associated with sculptures of the ancient world. Indeed, there are long forgotten stories about them. One interesting myth was conjured up in the Jazz Age, when rambunctious young drag racers would tell their girlfriends that every time a virgin crossed the bridge, the lions would stand up and roar. And over the course of a century, how many local children, in the infinite depths of their imaginations, have feared this animation of these kings of the Tuolumne? Even the original artist who crafted the statues is unknown. There have been at least a few over the years who claimed to have met the artist. While there is some speculation as to the exact identity of the craftsman, it is generally accepted that the lions were sculpted in the basement of an Italian artist in San Francisco, although his name remains a mystery. The lions upon the 7th Street Bridge have seen many an era come and go. They were there at the end of the First World War, they witnessed the Roaring 20’s, the Great Depression, and the droves of Dust Bowl migrants. They looked on as numerous young men and women departed for Europe and the Pacific during the Second World War, they saw the street cruises and races of the 50’s and 60’s, the passing Flower Children on their way to San Francisco, the rise of drugs and gang violence, the exodus of life and commerce from Downtown Modesto, and its budding rebirth. For a century, the 7th Street Bridge and its lions have been a mainstay on the banks of the Tuolumne, a constant reminder of the roots and the history of the Central Valley and its residents, and an enduring monument to bygone generations who crossed its road and passed under the shadows of its four looming protectors. The bridge still stands today where 7th Street crosses the Tuolumne River. It is slated to be destroyed and replaced. The projected year is 2018, 101 years after its grand opening. gavinbruce57@gmail.com (209) 484-5933

Morgan James IN CONCERT

Soul singer, songwriter, Broadway chanteuse Tickets are $25 and $19.50 ($30 & $24.50)

Thurs. June 8 at 7:30 p.m.

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Beach Boys The best of the tributes! Tickets are $19, $29 and $39

Sat. June 10 at 7 p.m.

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Have a blast with the cast of the best musical E-V-E-R! Tickets are $5 per person

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Go Modesto

Get your Swiss on!

GO MODESTO!

Pride Month By: Jo Sisemore

Friends, it is time to yodel. Our area has a very active Swiss Club many local people with Swiss heritage. There will be the big horns, lederhosen, dirndls, Swiss food and drink and an international Swiss experience.     The festival is a four-day event that begins with a Welcome Reception Thursday evening, June 22nd at the Doubletree Hotel and Convention Center in Modesto, CA. The Grand Concert will take place on Friday, June 23rd, at the Gallo Center for the Arts, Mary Stuart Rodgers Theater, featuring approximately 250 singers from the eleven participating societies of the Pacific Coast and Canada.  Saturday, June 24th the Folk Festival will be held at the San Joaquin Valley Swiss Club in Ripon at 10:45 a.m.  There will be food and liquid refreshments available for purchase, Lunch from 12:30-1:30 p.m. and dinner at  5:30 p.m.  The Mitchell Gander - Ron Scheiber Orchestra will be playing dance music in the hall from 7:00-11:30pm and outside in the patio area we will have the Amibuebe Schwyzerörgeli Trio (3 gentlemen playing a typical Swiss button accordion).  The four-day festival will conclude Sunday, June 25th with the Grand Banquet at the Modesto Convention Center, adjacent to the Doubletree Hotel in Modesto.    Modesto Olympian Suzy Powell Roos is part of this Swiss society and will be a key part of these festivities.  The festival Festival President is Heidi Betschart.   For more details and updates, please check out the website at www.swisssongfest2017.com

June Movies

June is national Pride month! Join MoPRIDE, Inc. and the Central Valley Pride Center for our annual Pride in the Park on June 17th as we celebrate the past, present, and future of the Central Valley LGBTQ community. For the first time ever, Pride in the Park will be held at John Thurman Field from 1:00-8:00 p.m. Admission is $5 for attendees 11 and older, and kids under 11 get in free! Free parking. This family-friendly event will feature a kids’ zone complete with face painting, magic show, and craft area, as well as a teen garden and a senior section. 6:00-8:00 p.m. is designated parental-supervision-only as entertainment is an adult drag show, but there will be tons of family-friendly performances throughout the day by artists such as Jordan Waters, Callbox, Ballet Folklorico, Lily Lemon, Cheer Sacramento, The PlayThings, Mina y Su Dinomita and Delta Work from Ru Paul’s Drag Race. The event will also showcase Central-Valley-area retail and nonprofit vendors that offer resources to the LGBTQ community and will be a great place to find out more about supports and services from medical and mental health care to LGBTQ-friendly churches. Proceeds from Pride in the Park help MoPRIDE, Inc. and the Central Valley Pride Center provide supportive programs like participant-specific peer-support groups, LGBTQ civil rights advocacy, mentorship, and suicide prevention. Check out the Central Valley Pride Center’s full calendar of June events and support groups at mopride.org

UNPLUGGED

It’s Complicated

Summertime, and the living is easy! Modesto

Unplugged has a sweet spread of sounds for the acoustic music lover to savor this month. Saturday June 17, Music At The GMC presents an intimate evening with True Life Trio. This is one of the concerts I’ve been most looking forward to curating all year. Briget, Juliana and Leslie will knock you flat on your behind as they weave rich vocal harmonies and sultry rhythms from Bulgaria to the Bayou. Their improvisation-laced repertoire includes original songs and folk tunes from Louisiana, Mexico, Greece, Macedonia, Albania, Poland, Ukraine and more. This innovative trio explores the creative possibilities of cross-fertilization of different traditions, massaging and expanding the boundaries of these traditional styles. While ‘Music At The GMC’ is geared more toward eclectic and world music, I can’t seem to get Americana & roots out of my system either, so we’ll be starting a new pop-up series at Café Deva. I recently connected with a local husband-and-wife duo called The Darcys. Erik Lindblom (vocals, guitar, bass, banjo, mandolin) and Robin Retherford (vocals, guitar, bass, ukulele, accordion) share a mixture of original songs along with some covers, influenced by

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by Aaron Rowan

artists such as Jackson Browne, Gillian Welch & David Rawlings, John Prine, and Neil Young. Far from being the last band in the world I could ever be prevailed upon to feature, their acoustic sound centered around vocal harmonies makes them a perfect act to help usher in what I hope will be a blossoming new series - DevaCana! Opening for The Darcys will be Lucy Isabel, a Nashville singer/songwriter crafting music inspired by old country & folk storytelling. Thursday June 22 at 7 PM, $10 at the door Friday 6/23, an added Music At the GMC showcase features Brazilian-American vocalist/

songwriter Monica da Silva and musician/producer Chad Alger. Complicated Animals mixes indie pop with Brazilian Bossa Nova, blended seamlessly into something airy and sweet with an unobtrusive Latin beat. Perfectly paced tempos and Monica’s sweet vocals in both English and Portuguese make for a perfect marriage of North and South American cultures. ‘Music At The GMC’ is held in the Gottschalk Music Center recital room at 1502 E St. Concerts start at 7:30pm (unless otherwise noted) and are $15 general/free for kids 12 and younger. With seating limited to forty people, always be sure to RSVP at modestounplugged@yahoo.com or 209-543-5306.

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METAL

by Eve Oberlander

Bailey’s birthday party was lively and quite a spectacle to be a part of. Two weeks ago it all went down at the OP. I watched NeuroButcher on stage performing their debut set and it was head banging, catchy and gave me the feelgoods. They had people moving and starting a pit right from the get go. I could feel their passion and fluidity thru out their set. NeuroButcher is from the 209 and drummer Travis hails from Modesto. They are a deathcore band with musical influences from bands such as Carnifex, Whitechapel, Pantera and Necrophagist.  Current members include Rj Ainslie on Vocals, Aaron Quillen on Bass, Matt Adams on Guitar, Cameron Curbelo on Guitar and Travis Hancock on Drums. Band manager Pamela Sue Yates of Pamsterdam Promotionz has been working at getting their name out there and bringing them into the 209 scene. NeuroButcher will be recording and producing an EP in 2018 and is currently booking local area shows so stay tuned and follow them at Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NeuroButcher/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHV6orlWOh-ah9KQFMZS87g Also, watch their single at Dead and Silenced Single 2015:

https://www. youtube.com/ watch?v=W9qklh8ZBok&t=228s Manager Email: NeuroButcherManager@gmail.com California Women’s Music brings you the best in women’s music with concerts, benefits and festivals aimed at advancing women in Music, Fine Arts, Education and Business. They will be throwing “ Women In Rock-Benefit Concert” on Friday, June 23rd, 6pm, at The Prospect Theater Project in Modesto.  This show is a celebration of Women in Rock and proceeds will be benefiting California Women’s Music. The show is all ages and $10. Painting Chaos will be performing, they are a hard rock band outta Ripon and won Best Rock Mamma Award in 2016. https://www.facebook.com/ events/1335150223195244/?ti=cl Jojo from NBL is healing from gall bladder surgery and is feeling much more like his old self. So we shall see continued shenanigans and creepiness to come. Brutal Innocence’s Abe is still at the hospital and can have visitors. I wish him all the love and hugs in the world. Keep it Metal!

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Le ge nd s of th e Cr ui se

John Sanders: 2017 American Graffiti Car Show Parade Grand Marshall and Legend of the Cruise

by Chris Murphy

The spirit of American Graffiti in Modesto would not be alive today without John Sanders. John was part of Modesto’s beginning car culture in the 1950’s. Not only that, he has worked hard to continue the legacy of a true love of classic cars and the American Graffiti spirit that is pure. I am one of John Sanders’ biggest fans, and the work that he and his ultra effervescent wife, Mary Ann do to support our non-profits, youth programs, cycling and car events are a model that we can all learn from. John is all car guy from his first car, a ‘37 Chevy to the exotic Aston Martin. Most important, he is part of this community and gives to it all of the time. Along with his wife, MaryAnn, they have the spirit of Modesto. When people say better half, this is really true in this case as Mary Ann is a legend in local education and even has a school named after her. And that educational background is what connected her to John. The Sanders are proud parents and grandparents. Their daughter Kristi lives in Corona del Mar and son Jason lives in Campbell.  So let’s get to know John Sanders a bit more.   ModestoView: How did you meet Mary Ann? John Sanders:  I was working in my family’s appliance store at 1231 McHenry in 1965 and Mary Ann walked in to talk to my mom. At the time, it was difficult to get young people to stay in Modesto and the Modesto City Schools were actively trying to recruit and keep teachers. My mom was active in the local churches and Mary Ann had organized a Modesto Singles club to get young people together as a group so they would gain interest in Modesto and stay. Mary Ann came in to share that information with Mom, and we met. I was working so I gave her my business card. That weekend we had our first date of beer and pizza and we cancelled our other dates we had that weekend and went to a sports car race at Laguna Seca. The rest is history   MV: What first got you interested in cars? JS: I built a push car when I was about 10. It had 2 x 4s for axles, springs I got from Helm Chevrolet, and ropes to steer it. I felt the need for speed and took it to my uncle’s house in Sonora and went to a big hill. I quickly learned that I

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needed brakes and I couldn’t stop and crashed into a fence. I finally got my first real car as a gift from a lady who used to baby sit me. It was a 1937 Chevy “Business Coupe”. I would drag 10th all the time. MV: So what’s your high school alma mater? JS:  I am Downey High, class of 1954. We were the first graduating class from this new school. We had our freshman year at Modesto High and moved when Downey opened. Modesto was growing quickly then.  Our family lived on a farm at College and Roseburg, where I was born. That was the edge of town. My parents first appliance store was at 910 I St. just off of Skid Row (9th St) until it later moved to McHenry as Modesto grew.  I started working there at age 14. After high school, I attended MJC for 2 years and then went to University of Oregon and graduated in 1958. This is when I really got the car bug.   MV: When do you realize you were a car guy? JS: I loved engines and every time I looked at the motor in my parents 1934 Dodge with a rumble seat, the motor was just silver and boring. Motors were supposed to look cool, so I opened the hood up one day, and I painted the engine. It looked cool. I was probably about 5th grade. When my dad started it, the paint got hot and caught on fire. This was my first effort a suping up a car and it failed. But I was hooked. I sold the ‘37 Chevy for $250 and I was able to buy a ‘49 Cadillac for $500. Later I would start to discover the European cars and in 1958 bought a 1955 Austin Healey. I really got the sports car bug and then in 1960, I was able to buy a new Austin Healey.  

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MV: When did you get married? JS: Mary Ann and I were married in 1966. We drove our Aston Martin DB4 to Portland for our honeymoon. It was a great road trip. I am currently working on restoring the Aston. Next I am going to restore a ’49 Cadillac. MV: So how did the car show that we have today come to be? JS: I was a sports car nut and part of the Sports Car Club of America. One of the important things I did was join the North Kiwanis Club in 1972. I became friends with Chuck Billington and the other guys that had the sports cars and race cars. Chuck was also a member of the same Kiwanis Club. We had a car show that was a Concoure ‘D Elegance where all the cars were in mint condition. Our Kiwanis Club sponsored that show from 1980-1989, and over the years, we wanted to do more of the hot rods and cars which were all fixed up for speed and show. That was a no no for the SCAA. Then we were in the middle of the huge Graffiti Night celebrations and it all ended in 1994. In 1998, a group of us, Gary Vukich, Don Wood, Chuck Billington, Jack McCoy, Al Barr, and I went to then Mayor Dick Lang and asked if we could do a street rod show to try to bring it all back and get our car culture going again. Our plan was to do it at MJC Campus and they supported it. We decided to call it the American Graffiti Car Show. The city was nervous about using the word “Graffiti” but they finally relented. So with a huge police presence in 1999, the first show went off without a hitch at MJC East Campus. It has grown each year since. We have permission from Universal to use the trademark “American Graffiti” and we have grown this show carefully and respectfully. The North Modesto Kiwanis have really built a great event that raises a lot of money for nonprofits in our community.  

MV: So this lead to the return of the downtown cruise and so many more events? JS: Yes, we wanted to do the Cruise Parade in downtown Modesto. They wouldn’t let us do it on a Friday night so we did the first one on a Saturday morning. Now it is finally on a Friday night and extends all the way to Orangeburg from downtown. It is a big part of the summer with cars coming from all over the USA and many of them come so they can be in the Cruise Parade. MV: What do we need to do to make the American Graffiti experience better? JS: We need to make sure the next generation feels included in this. We have struggled to get next generation into the car shows. There are lots of car enthusiasts but they are into so many different things. We are losing the Model A generation. We all grew up with the hot V8s, but the current hot cars are Nissans and Subarus, etc. So for the 2nd year, we are offering a “Specialty class” in the car show to get the younger drivers involved and part of the car culture. The cruise parade is still 1979 and earlier to celebrate the age of the cruise.   MV: Now that you have passed the torch of the North Modesto Kiwanis Car Show over to Brent Burnside, describe your perfect day: JS: My perfect day was Draggin’ 10th. We lived in the best time. Being out in your car was so much better than sitting around watching TV. The cool thing about cruising is that if someone had a car, you knew you would see them there. The best part being “retired” is not having the pressure of being in business, but I am just as busy now, but it is on my own timeframe. So I guess nowadays, my perfect day would be taking the dogs to the coffee shop and relax reading the newspaper, and then come home to work on restoring my Aston. Many days, Mary Ann and I will meet up for lunch. We like to support organizations like Boys and Girls Clubs and others. Modesto is such a different place than when I was living on a farm on College and Roseburg. There were only about 30,000 people here during high school but I love this town and being a part of it. It has been a great place to grow up in.   MV: Our signature question. Beatles or Stones? JS:  Beatles.  (Classic answer to a classic question)

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Our Graffiti History is our Future

Walk of Fame 2017 Inductees Celebration

June 7, 2017 6:30pm - 10th St. Plaza, Modesto

George Lucas once told me when I asked him about how he would describe himself, and he said he is “a storyteller”. American Graffiti was a story about 1962 in Modesto USA. It was a story that was shared by many communities around the USA, but it has put Modesto in a special place in our nation’s history and pop culture. Yes Modesto, we are the #homeofAmericanGraffiti and this amazing history is key to our future.  Like Lucas, we, Modesto, have to tell our story. It is something to be proud of, and we must celebrate it by recognizing it’s importance in the past, but what it can do for our future. Our story is still being written. The “American Graffiti” story 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. These are the “Legends of the Cruise”  and who his film was about.  It is our job to take that story and tell the rest of it.  We need our local legends and these are the people that give Modesto its character.   This is the foundation of the Modesto Historic Cruise Route.   In 2012, we celebrated George Lucas as our first “Legend of the Cruise”.  Each year, we recognize those that this story is about. People across America and all over the world are invited to have a rockin’ good time as the “Walk of Fame” Class of ’17  is unveiled on the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route on Wednesday, June 7, on 10th Street between J and K Streets in conjunction with the Mid Valley Chevy Club’s Park ‘n Shine that hosts approximately 500 classic cars and hot rods.

Six local legends will be added to the Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame:

Modesto Graffiti Champion and 2017 Cruise Parade Grand Marshall, John Sanders, Modesto Throttlers Car Club, Rick Walker, Charlie Bell and Bobby Gaines, “Big” Jon Enberg, Rick Walker

Founding Legends of the Cruise from 2013, 2014 & 2015:

2013- George Lucas, 2014- Leroy Applequist, Bart Bartoni, Chuck Billington, Candy Clark, Pete Hischier, Bo Hopkins, Paul Le Mat, Terry McGrath, Gene Winfield, 2015 - Century Toppers Car Club, Bennie Furtado, Gerry Ramirez, Wendell Reed,  Dennis Wilson, Charlie Reynolds, 2016- Don Monaco, Judy Felix Walk, Glen Wild, Dwight Trammel, Frank Burnett, Faros 

“Big Jon” Enberg - Modesto High - 1953 Prepared by Steven Corgiat   “Big Jon” Enberg moved to Modesto as a teenager.  He graduated from Modesto High School in 1953 and attended Modesto Junior College.  He was a good student and played football for both schools. Big Jon was part of the local “hot rod” scene.  He was the youngest member of the “Century Toppers” car club and the club secretary.  At that time he had a 1940 Ford Coupe painted yellow with a yellow and white tuck & roll interior, chrome wheels and a loaded flathead mill. After serving honorably in the U.S. Army Big Jon bought a new 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 two-door hardtop.  This car featured a highly modified 312 engine and  customized body & paint.  He successfully raced this car, won many car shows and was featured in several national car magazines. Big Jon also had a 1958 Corvette with custom paint and a full-race engine which he campaigned at Kingdon & Balico drag strips to many “top eliminator” trophies. Big Jon was a legendary racer.  On the street or at the drags he was the man to beat.  It was said at the time that Big Jon’s cars were so fast you couldn’t tell what color they were and only way to get a good look at them is when they were sitting still. Big Jon was a friend and mentor to two younger boys in the neighborhood, Paul & Jimmy Corgiat, who went on to be “hot rodders” in their own right.  Their friendship continues to this day.  Big Jon has also been a friend, mentor and role model to Paul Corgiat’s son Steve.  Big Jon is a loyal friend always willing to help others with h is knowledge and experience  Big Jon has always maintained his interest in hot rods.  From the 1950’s to the present he has had countless fast & customized cars, trucks, motorcycles and a boat.  Among these were a 1966 Ford Ranchero with a 351 Cleveland, a Kawasaki KZ1000, an Oakland Roadster show class winning 1969 Corvette 427 roadster, a Hondo flat bottom boat with a 454 & V-drive, a Mustang 5.0 with supercharger & nitrous oxide and one of his current rides is a Toyota Tundra 5.7 hemi with nitrous oxide injection.  In keeping with the true spirit of hot rodding Big Jon has always kept up with the latest automotive trends and technology.  Going fast means you don’t need to look back.  He is always looking toward the future.  Big Jon was there at the beginning of hot rodding and he is still hot rodding today. Big Jon Enberg has been acknowledged as a hot rod pioneer with a wall plaque at the National Hot Rod Association Wally Parks museum in Pomona, California   continued on page 18

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BIG

r e m m u S Graffiti By Chris Murphy

This is who we are Modesto USA. We need to let our Graffiti flag fly all year long and welcome this feeling that takes us back to the class of ’62. We need to tell our friends, or business travelers, our students, our senators and everyone that will listen, “ModestoUSA is the home of American Graffiti”.  Thanks to Modesto native and very successful filmmaker George Lucas, American Graffiti made Modesto famous, and launched many film careers and a wave of nostalgia that we are still riding today. Set in 1962 Modesto, American Graffiti captured a moment in time and asked “Where were you in ‘62”?     The Graffiti Spirit is good for our soul, it is good for our economy and it makes us a special place that should be a destination for people around the world and Graffiti Summer is our time of the year.  People from around the world come to Modesto to get their own slice of ModestoCana, feel our Graffiti spirit and be a part of our Graffiti Summer events.  This is who we are so let’s celebrate being the birthplace of Graffiti, Modesto USA where it is Graffiti Summer all year long.  Modesto USA, located on historic Route 99, Modesto was home to the classic drive-ins, car hops and the legendary 10th and 11th Streets that were the home of classic cruising, the stories and the legends that inspired the film and are a part of the Graffiti experience today.   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 at all.  Cruising, Car hops and our ”Classic History” was born and here in Modesto, it is part of our culture.  In Modesto, you can still get roller skate car hop service, our people are friendly and all summer long, cars trimmed in chrome call the streets of Modesto USA their home.  You can read about one of our legendary drive-ins, A & W in this months ChefView on Page 10.  You can hear the beat of Graffiti here as classic Rockabilly music was first slapped in Modesto back in ’38 by Maddox Brothers and Rose.  That sound was the foundation for early rock and roll and the epic superfantastic soundtrack that appeared in the classic film.  Modesto has a soundtrack and it still rocks today and during Graffiti Summer, we are all rocking it.  So grab your poodle skirt, slick back your hair, walk the Historic Cruise Route and get in the groove for summer in Modesto USA.  

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Summer 2017 Highlights www.graffitisummer.com

This is the month to get our your poodle skirts and saddle shoes, leather jackets, slick back your hair, polish the chrome and get into gear.   People from all over the world will be heading to Modesto to experience a slice of ModestoCana served up during Graffiti Summer.    There are some key things you need to know about this month and you better get these events plugged into your calendar.  Don’t forget to clip and save our handy Graffiti Summer calendar.  Also, we have our FREE ModestoView ap for Apple and Android that will keep you plugged all summer long.   Don’t leave home without checking ModestoView.com    

American Graffiti – The film that started it all

Every Modestan needs to see this movie. This 1973 film change the film industry forever and put Modesto USA on the map for our classic community and car culture.  The success of this film propelled George Lucas so he could make Star Wars and the rest is history. The State Theatre will feature a special showing at 2 pm on June 3 with a vintage $3 ticket. So get dressed up and cruise to the State. Psst, maybe even sit in the back row.   #homeofamericangraffiti 

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Rockabilly and Rods Show – June 3

You will be dancing the night away with the bass slappin’ Rockabilly music, classic cars and pin-ups. Super cool bands Greasehound, Voodoo Killer & Little Johnny & the Sleepwalkers will be rockin. 2 pm Free show.  Twisted Pig – 2717 Coffee, Modesto 

Start Your Engines! Vrooom Vroom. The first big show out of the gate this year is the Modesto Street Rods Graffiti Classic show at McHenry Village. You will see a huge special show for the anniversary of the Chevy Camaro. There will be food, music, chrome and more.  Check out the info on this show and the activities of this very active car club.  This is a FREE show.      June 4 – McHenry Village  9 – 3 pm http://www.modestoasra.com/  

The Big Show June 9, 10 & 11

The North Modesto Kiwanis Show is the show of shows in our region. The sweetest street rods, race cars, a huge vendor area and food of all types and a big stage with classic tunes all weekend long.  You will see strolling Elvises (Elvii?) and you can try to pick which cars will be the winners of this legendary Modesto car show. There is a new section for some of the new newer specialty cars.  The car show is an important fundraiser for non-profits in our region and the quality of this show draws the best cars from all over the western USA.   June 10 9-5, June 11, 9-3pm   

The Cruise is King

This event kicks off 6:30 pm Friday night, June 9 in Downtown Modesto with the famous American Graffiti Cruise Parade, open only to cars exhibiting in the car show, 1979 and older.   This is a family fun night in downtown Modesto and out McHenry.   To get details and exhibit info, http://www.americangraffitifestival.com/ Exhibitor info, check in and festival host location: Clarion Inn Conference Center, 1612 Sisk Rd Modesto

Chuck Berry Tribute!

June 9 – 9-11 pm 10th St Plaza Bring your guitar and jam to one of the greatest rock and roll songs of all time. Right after the Kiwanis American Graffiti Cruise Parade, musicians from all over Modesto will be coming out to rock the night away and pay tribute one of the creators of rock and roll, the legendary Chuck Berry.  You will hear so many of your favorite songs. This is a FREE show and there will be local drink and dinner specials around 10th St Plaza. 

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Back to Graffiti

June 17- Fruit Yard Cruise on out east of Modesto and experience the 24th Annual Back to Graffiti Show, loaded with flashy cars, music and food all weekend long. This is a nice park-like setting and the food at the Fruit Yard is fantastic.  This is an important fundraiser for the Shriners, Soroptimists, and Community Hospice.  Get more info at www.facebook.com/TheFruitYard

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Sing A Long Grease

This will be one of the most fun events as you can get all dressed up, bring the family and see a movie that you know you love, and sing every song at the top of your lungs, along with a packed theatre of Graffiti friends. They even have the words on the screen for the Grease Sing A Long. You need to do this. The State does have a martini bar so it could even be more fun.  3 pm Tix $5  www.thestate.org Cool Graffiti Things to do in town.

Walk of Fame

See the people that were the story behind the movie. The Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame is located in 10th Street Plaza where the Cruise Route tour starts and ends.   You will have fun and learn a lot. www.modestocruiseroute.com

Classic Community Murals

The spirit of Graffiti USA is now larger than life.   All over Modesto, classic murals have been painted to showcase our history and are a very exciting tour.  Take your friends, colleagues and family to see fantastic artwork that celebrates our classic car, cruising and music history.   Local artists like Aaron Vickery, Tom Nye and Al Faria have created classic murals.   World famous muralists like Ella Yates came to Modesto to be a part of our mural movement.  Take drive or a bike ride today to see our beautiful classic community murals.   You can find a color brochure for the murals at the Destination Modesto, Chamber of Commerce, ModSpot, Downtown Improvement District, Peer Recovery and many local businesses.  You can get more info online at www.facebook.com/classiccommunitymurals   Classic Community Murals were created and sponsored by John Black and Chris Murphy with the support of ModestoView, Peer Recovery Gallery, Sierra Pacific and Wells Fargo and other local businesses.  Start with the original at 13th and J and go from there.   This is free tour and has many selfie opportunities.  Don’t forget to #modestoview your pictures and we will share them.  

Modesto Cruise Route

Take a walk back in time. 10th and 11th Streets in Downtown Modesto are the original streets where the cruise of American Graffiti was born.  Modesto has an amazing car culture, legendary car clubs, musicians, racers, actors and actresses and Rockabilly and Rock and Roll were born on our local radio stations. This is a 45 minute walk around downtown Modesto. While you learn about our history, you can stop in at our local cafes and restaurants for some refreshment. You can see Modesto Graffiti come to life as each marker has a special video with tailored to each spot.    Learn about our history and celebrate the future.  Flyers are available on-line and at local businesses.     

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Hey Kids... I’m Rodney!

I want to introduce you to the reason Modesto is so awesome! It’s our classic cars like me, Penny, Tina, Chuck and others.   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.  We even have a new coloring book for your summer fun.  We have T-shirts, Fuzzy Dice and so many other fun things at our website.  You can find me at www.modestograffitiusa.com   

Graffiti Summer is here!

CLIP AND SAVE!

Where were you in ’62? Where were you in ’47? Where were you in ’53 ’65, ’79, ’83 or ’92? Modesto has an amazing history.  No matter where you go, or what current events happen, one thing sets Modesto apart from every city in the entire universe; Modesto USA is the home of American Graffiti.  Modesto is home to the people and places that created the stories that George Lucas told in his amazing ‘1973 movie.   The Historic Cruise Route of 10th and 11th streets in downtown was where it all began and people around the world know Modesto.  This is exciting and it should make every Modestan feel proud. Some of the events kick off the very first day of June and you don’t want to miss them.  Polish the chrome on your car, get your fuzzy dice, poodle skirt and let’s get ready for Graffiti Summer 2017. Fri & Sat nights, 6-9 pm - A&W Root Beer 14 & G , Classic Car Show & Karaoke Wed nights, 5-9 pm - Velvet Creamery, Classic Car Show June 3,  2 pm - American Graffiti – The film that started it all – State Theatre June 4,  9 – 3 pm - 12th Annual American Graffiti Classic Car Show- McHenry Village June 5,  5-8 pm - Mid-Valley Chevy Club – American Chevrolet June 6,  5-8 pm - Mid-Valley Chevy Club – Vintage Faire Mall June 7,  5-9 pm - Mid-Valley Chevy Car Show – 10th St Plaza June 7,  6:30 pm - Graffiti Cruise Route Walk of Fame Presentation – 10th St Plaza June 8,  5-8 pm -  Mid-Valley Chevy Club – Cool Hand Lukes June 9,  6 pm - Official Kiwanis Classic Car Parade – Downtown Modesto   June 9,  9 pm - Downtown Cruise-In Concert – Chuck Berry Tribute – 10th St Plaza June 10, 8 pm - The Doo Wop Project – Gallo Center June 10, 9-5 pm  - American Graffiti Car Show & Festival – Muni Golf Course June 10  7 pm -  The California Beach Boys – State Theatre June 10, 7 pm – Graffiti Night at the Modesto Nuts – John Thurman Field June 11, 9-3 pm  - American Graffiti Car Show & Festival  - Muni Golf Course June 17, 9 am -  24th Annual Back to Graffiti at the Fruit Yard June 17, 3 pm  - Sing-a-long Grease, The State Theatre June 25, 7-3 pm - The 10th Annual Rod & Custom Car Show – Elks Club  To order fuzzy dice, coffee mugs, t-shirts, shot glasses and other cool Graffiti Gifts, www.modestograffitiusa.com #homeofamericangraffiti #homeofgeorgelucas #modestoview #modestousa Don’t forget to tag your photos or search

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Worth Weldon Modesto High – 1955 By Dawn Brinkhaus, Daughter

“He never had a favorite car, he loved all of them”

Worth Weldon went to Modesto high school and graduated in 1995. He had a passion for cars his entire life. He had a collection of amazing cool cars, and he loved racing, and even had a team with a dragster.    As children we always had show cars and enjoyed going with him to all the shows, not to mention his dragster and going to the Fremont raceway or San Jose speedway every Friday night as children. We used to laugh and say that he liked his cars better than us.  When he was still alive and I would go to visit him in Modesto we always would go down McHenry and he would talk about American Graffiti and all of the fun times he had.  He had a beautiful wife Kathryn Lee Smith, and everyone called her Kaye.  Worth loved fast cars and everything fast. He was definitely a car lover through and through.  In the midst of him purchasing different cars, he and our mother also Bred Bull Terriers which we also showed. Later in his life, he had a beautiful Mercedez-Benz AMGs, and true to Worth’s racing spirit, they were gloss black with flames.

Rick Walker – Al’s Furniture Downey High School 1969

Rick Walker got the automotive bug from his grandfather Bill Walker. He was an LA Mechanic with this own shop grinding cams for famous racers.  He got a ¼ midget when he was six and raced it at Playland on Kansas. “When I was growing up, local car guys would come by to check out my sisters, I would check out their cars” Rick said.  His family moved to Francis Ave when he as 13, near Al’s Drive In and every Friday night was a car show.  His best friend Jim Rowe owned a ’51 Chevy, he was four years older.  His first car was a ’64 Impala with a blown up motor, and at Downey, they built him a 283 V-8 and it was fantastic.   He got married at 17 and graduated in 1969. As his daughter reached driving age, he rebuilt his first car, a 1961 VW bug.  His next car was a 56 Chevy. He worked at Campbell’s Soup after graduating as a mechanic. Rick has always been a big community supporter and created Al’s Nifty 50s Weekend at Al’s Furniture benefiting Stanislaus Special Olympics and invited the local Chevy Club.  This club became the MidValley Chevy Club.   Many of the furniture vendors donated for the auctions and over 13 years, and have raised over $ ¼ Million.   Over the years, he has built many cars, but he is known for his 55 Chevy. Rick says “the best thing about living in Modesto is not only the cool cars, but all the wonderful people I have met and become friends with. I have lived in the best of times. I have never dreamed of living anywhere but right here in Modesto”  He is now building what he claims to be his last car, a 56 Ford Fairlane Wagon.  

Bobby Gains Downey High – 1962

Modesto Throttlers

This legendary car club is alive, well and

racing.   This club was there at the birth of our car culture.  Founded in 1949 with club bylaws as old as 1952, it was the second car club in our read and it is still active today.  At the time, the other car club was Gene Winfield’s Century Toppers, who were inducted in 2016 on to the Walk of Fame.  James A Walker, Roy Farriester and Sox Suzuki were founding members. Former presidents include: Richard Womack, Mike Webb, Benton Hendrickson, Michael Johnson, Gary Flud, Jim Frakes and other Former members include - Larry Summerlot and Tony Wilds.  Over the years, the Throttlers have remained strong, participating at regional car shows, supporting local events and raising funds for local children’s organizations.  The Modesto Throttlers and their members have been featured in many classic car magazines.   Current 2017 Officers: David Walters – President, Tiffany Walters –Secretary, Michael Johnson – Treasurer, Kevin Schwarz - Vice President, and Michael Hall - Sergeant at Arm. Members: Scott Morgan, Andrew Day, David Day, Duane Monk, Richard Womack, Annette Hall, Michael Williams and Maria Johnson Throttlers have an active summer and fall agenda, with car show show proceeds going Sierra Vista Children’s Center.  They will be bringing out the fast cars at their upcoming show at Wood Park in Oakdale Ca on September 23, 2017.  They regularly host get togethers at Sonic DriveIn on McHenry Avenue as well as meetings held on the first Monday of the month at Ridgways Restaurant and Lounge at 2401 E. Orangeburg Avenue in Modesto Ca.  You too can become a Modesto Throttler.   www.facebook. com/modesto.throttlers

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Robert N Gains has one of the best reputations for making the cars of the Modesto Graffiti era go as fast as possible. Born in Missouri, he came to Modesto in 1949, attending Orville Wright, LaLoma and Downey. His dad had Gaines Texaco on Yosemite.  Bobby worked at the station and came to love all things automotive. His first car was a ‘47 Crosley that he drove to LaLoma Jr. High, parking in a vineyard as he was only 13. His next car was a ‘32 Ford three window that he drove to Downey and cruised 10th and Burge’s Drive In on many weeknights and weekends.  Graduating in ’62, he attended MJC and married Glynis Hemple in ’64 and had a daughter Alys Blakelee.  He would then hook up with Charlie Bell, one of Modesto premier motor builders at Modesto Auto Parts where Charlie machined for Bob on his hot rod.    This lead to Bobby and Charlie forming a long-time partnership that is still known as Bell and Gaines in March 1969 after buying the inventory from Noble Auto Parts. In 1972, they moved to their present location at 7th and L St.  Charlie became known as “Mr. Mopar” to all Chrysler fanatics including longtime Modesto racer Jack McCoy.  Bobby & Charlie built many motors for Jack’s successful racing career. Charlie passed away in September 1977. Fast forward to today and Bob is still hard at it at Bell & Gaines Parts & Machine. A true Modesto legend.

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Cruising for a Good Time by Middagh Goodwin

It is June Summer is here and in Modesto, that means only one thing, celebrating American Graffiti with cars, cruising and of course music. If you are a classic car fan, you will not be able to turn around over the next month without being blinded by lots and lots of chrome. Now when it comes to music, you make your Summer soundtrack, and we hope it includes a fair amount of local bands. Want to sample a mix of locals and enjoy the warm night air? Check out Music in the Plaza where the Wrong Doers(2nd), Johnny Rocket & the Thrust(9th), Marirose & the Gypsies(16th), Jet Red(23rd) and Triple D(30th) will all be performing 7-9pm for FREE.  Word is St. Stans is coming back to downtown and have signed a lease on a tap room on 11th Street. The owners plan on incorporating live music along with their delicious legendary craft beer. Who is ready to enjoy a Graffiti Wheat or a Red Sky Ale while enjoying some local acts?  Roam downtown Modesto every third Thursday for the Artwalk. So many amazing artists

and music on nearly every corner. The Artwalk is a great event that you should put on your calendars. Valley Music Institute is now on K and 13th Street. Keep an eye out for their student concerts. These kids Rock, see Modesto’s future Rock Stars today. Relax on the Range #2 is scheduled for June 24th at the River Oaks Golf Course. Not much more information at the time of going to press. Everyone who went last time had a blast, so we expect it to be even bigger and better this go around. Ralston’s Goat has music almost every Friday and for Sunday Brunch. Check out Deva Cafe every Sunday for Breakfast, coffee and music(ask to find out what else is on their calendar.) Friday Night Unplugged and Open Mic Sunday at Queen Bean. Monday Night Jazz and Thursday Night Jam along with regularly scheduled music on the weekend at Barkin’ Dog.  It is not that hard to find something to do in Modesto and surrounding area, and as always, music is always best listened to and enjoyed with friends. Pack up the car and listen to some local musicians. Once the month is over, we will be looking to see who makes the list for this years Modesto Area Music Awards. So performers make sure we know what you have going on. Send in your gigs to events@modestoview.com and make sure you invite us to your events on Facebook. Even if we can not make it to every show, we will add you to the calendar and share your events on our social media

June in Tune

The first month of summer has arrived, ushering in the Concerts in the Park concert series season throughout the county. Green grass, blanket seating, picnic dinners and an array of music genre choices highlight the best of times in free family fun. Riverbank Community Center Park starts their event on June 2 through July 28, Ceres Concerts begins with Texas Funk on June 6 and continues through July 25 and our own MoBand concerts premiere in grand style June 8 with “Stax of Wax”. The Third Thursday Modesto Art Walk is on June 15 and Deva Café at 12th and J is the new location for the ModestoView sponsored stage where live music will serenade art strollers. This month features those Rockabilly Cool Cats-The VOO DOO KILLERS from 6-9pm. Come by for some great food and drinks and Graffiti flavored music. Deva continues to host the most family friendly Sunday morning in the County. The Breakfast at Deva Brunch music lineup includes Tim Allen and Patty Castillo Davis 6/4, Stevie Vasquez 6/11, Me & You 6/18 and Melynda Rodriguez 6/25. The Modesto Peace/Life Center’s 35th annual Peace Camp in the Sierra will take place June 23-25 at Camp Peaceful Pines on Clark Fort Road off Hwy 108. An artist workshop will be presented by Patty Castillo Davis on Sunday afternoon. Inspirational original and iconic classic songs about consciousness and stewardship will be shared. Friday Night Unplugged at the Queen Bean serves you strictly acoustic music in a quaint

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LIVE JAZZ If you luv music you’re gonna luv this     By Eric Benson

Well another day has come and gone and one of your own musicians has passed, one of the most talented, gentle loving and supportive fellow musicians Penny Gail-White left us with loved ones at her bedside. Penny was a “trooper”, played and promoted many events with her and she always showed up with bells on her toes and ready to play even under duress. Over the years she played with many bands and if free would always do the gig. Once I called her for a low paying gig and asked if she could do the event, she responded “is the food good?.. sure I’ll do it” Penny loved music; she loved life and supported her fellow musicians for better and worse and always accentuated the positive. Even in failing health she came to Blue Monday Party and sang beautifully, we will keep her in our hearts always. Blue Monday Party will do a tribute July 10th to Penny Gail-White with hosting Band the Sensations of which Penny was a member. All fellow musicians who played with Penny are invited to come and sit in. Thank you all for coming out for our Latin Explosion with Gustavo Ramirez. Blue Monday Invitational Jam returns to the Barkin’ Dog Grill this June 12 with Ultra Lounge and

special guests on the Rhythm & Blues Side. Gil Conrad Johnson Bass player singer and front man return with pianist Will Roc on keys and vocals. Both players presently are with Terrie Londee & B4 Dawn Band, they will play a

whole lot of R & B, Soul, funk, Jazz and popular. Conrad has played with or shared the stage3 with Albert King, Natalie Coe, Bobby Bland, BB King, Edgar & Johnny Winter, Will has played with Rick James, Mannie Fresh, Dazz Band, Bill Summers, Herbie Hancock, and Hubert Laws. The 7-piece house band is a super group of all the best players in the area. Ultra Lounge, 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 on keys, and horn section: Andrew Rosenblum Sax, trumpet, Kevin Marin Trumpet, and Jamie Dubberly trombone.  Show from 7 to 10 PM with food and drink available in an all age venue. Call the Dog for reservations: 572-2341.  If you play, come on down and sit in with the best musicians in the area, it’s gonna’ be smoking! And John Griswold is bringing in Michael Jackson tribute “Foreverland” June 3rd to Luca Winery Ripon.  They are an electrifying 14 piece tribute to the music of Michael Jackson that were a hit of last year’s summer season.  All agreed that they were one of the most fun bands they had ever seen. Also part of the

festivities: Dancing, art show, dinner, no-host wine tasting, several wine bars, pre-show entertainment/music, and coffee and dessert are available. There are three levels of seating: Lawn, General, Prime and VIP.   Ticketing is online through website at www.Red-Tie.org  and you click there on the Eventbrite logo and see all the options.  One of the newer venues bringing in live music in our hometown is the Portal, located at 1324 Coldwell Ave. A converted warehouse space with a dedicated stage with lineup and Hammond B-3 organ! The lowdown on the how down for what’s coming up in June: 3rd presents What Thing?” with Ala lune and other, a night of musical hijinks, and June 10th Journey Revisited Journey Tribute, with the best drummer in the valley Dave Hawks, cover 10 dollars cover charge, with food truck and full bar available. Mr. Uncle Lonny Presents making it happen.   Come back out for Third Thursday Art Walk 5 to 9:00 PM for some great art and music in the downtown! Lowdown on the jam session in the downtown: Queen Bean Sundays open mike night also in an all age environment.  So take some time out to hear some live music and the arts of our own town as well this month, think globally and act locally.  All the best, peace out! Eric Benson, cell 209- 918-7033.

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BLUES Hello Everyone by Earl Matthews Hello everyone, things are heating up and its time to get down. On the 3rd I will be back at the Catalyst in Santa Cruz with the Poorhouse Millionaires. A couple of years ago I opened Carolyn Wonderland at the State Theatre and she is back in our area on June 9th at the Palms Playhouse on Winters. Well worth checking out. Also a free show that same night at the new theater in Black Oak Casino with the Zydeco Flames, if you love to dance this is your spot. Taj Mahal and Keb Mo Band are at Gallo on the 13th. They have the number one blues record in the world right now. I have seen them both before and I can only drool at the thought of both of these amazing men on stage together. I hope to see you all at this one. If you ask me about the best bang for your buck in the summer look no further than the fair. On the 14th Tommy Castro Band along with hometown hero’s Jeramy Norris and the Dangerous Mood will be at the San Joaquin County Fair. So for your $6 admission, you get all the fun of the fair and you get to see 2 great bands. You can’t beat it. Just a few days later on the 17th, you can catch Jeramy Norris and the Dangerous Mood on the Sierra Beer Train, make sure to get those tickets in advance folks

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If you are a fun of Chi-town blues look no further than the Six Shooter Saloon on Sacramento on the 22nd, Sean Holt and the Teardrops will be in the house carrying on the legacy of his father the legendary Magic Slim. My good friends from Oregon, the Midnight Darlins are coming back. I’m excited to be playing a few shows with them as they pass through on tour. On the 22nd we, the Poorhouse Duo with be with them at the Waterwheel Saloon and Pizza Co. On the 23rd we will join them on stage at Sandude in Modesto. We are all headed up to Joe’s Bar in Boulder Creek on the 24th. Then on Sunday the 25th they will be playing some sets in the early afternoon at the Knights Ferry General Store and Saloon. Take a minute and check them out on youtube, I bet you will make time to catch a show. The last one if a big event a festival over in San Jose called the Fountain Blues Fest, This year featuring Elvin Bishop, Bettye Lavette, Fillmore Slim, Aki Kumar and Maxx Cabello, Jr. It’s a great line up with some seasoned veterans and some up and coming talent that you will be proud to say “I saw them when” Take a moment and look up Aki Kumar, he’s a monster player for sure. As always you have 2 great options for Blues Jams every week on Thursday. You can check out David Dow’s Jam at the Barkin’ Dog in Modesto or you can check out Jeramy Norris and the Dangerous Mood at the Garlic Brothers in Stockton. It’s fun and it’s a great way to network with other musicians and music lovers alike.

Inspiration by Mary Layton An inspiration is something mysterious and

magical. The word comes from the Latin words “inspirare”, which means inflame or blow into, and “spiritus” which means breath, soul or spirit. Put together inspiration is taking ‘a breath from above’. A Persian Sufi master once described inspiration as an “idea from God” and as something we cannot grasp with the mind. An inspiration may come to us as a sudden, unexpected original idea, seemingly out of nowhere,  without explanation.  May be we have been up against a problem, preoccupied with finding a solution and suddenly,  in a flash,  it all comes together,   a completely new idea and the decision what has to be done next.  We laugh

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how easy everything suddenly is. Then there is the kind of inspiration that comes to us through others or through perceiving something that touches our feelings and stimulates our mind to generate an unusual activity or creativity. Unusual acts of love and kindness can inspire us to change the way we think forever. We are inspired when people reach their goals and dreams, especially when at first all the odds were stacked against them.  Good teachers inspire their students to go beyond their perceived limits.  One way or the other we all continuously inspire each other with our energy, patience, courage and hard work.  We will always be inspired by nature.  According to legend a Taoist monk who was watching the fight between a bird and a snake was so inspired by the strategy, gracefulness and timing of both animals that he created T’ai Chi Ch’uan, the great Chinese martial art.  Music, and the arts,  as well as all kinds of inventions and innovations in the sciences are inspired by nature.  Sometimes inspiration can be very simple.  When I come home after a long and busy day and see my cats lying on the couch I am inspired to take a catnap myself.  For more info go to : taichi4modesto.com or call (209) 572-4518

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ly sport the treadmill, elliptical and sometimes the spin bike and stair climber; but have you ever considered using that one piece of exercising equipment that’s cornered in the back of the gym collecting dust? I’m taking about the rowing machine. Out of all the gyms where I’ve been a member over the years, I think I’ve only seen it being used twice. Why? Probably because it’s the most aggressive workout you can get in 20 minutes versus on any other Exercise machine. Seriously, after 20 minutes you’re 100% done because your body just went through an entire fat burning, muscle building, cardio racing workout. Many professional trainers in the fitness world, including myself, believe the rowing machine is the most effective piece of fitness equipment for burning fat and improving conditioning. It’s a great non-weight-bearing exercise machine, a  rowing  machine uses both your upper- and lower-body muscles to increase cardiovascular conditioning. Since you’re using your entire body, targeted muscle soreness is unlikely, you’ll more likely feel the soreness all over as you train

Workout 1 Row for 50 calories 30 Russian kettle-bell swings 30 Ab-Mat Sit-ups Perform row, kettle-bell swings, and sit-ups. Rest one minute. Repeat for 4 rounds, then walk 1 mile for a cool down.   Workout 2 Row 260 meters Rest 1 minute Total duration: 20 minutes Note: This interval workout has a 1:1 work-to-rest ratio. The rowing should be completed in less than a minute. Rest one minute, then repeat for a total of 10 rounds, then walk 1 mile for a cool down.   Workout 3 You have six minutes to row 1,000 meters. If you finish early, which you should, perform an all-out 4 sprint sets (12) of burpees, then walk 1 mile for a cool down

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ALL AGES Hey Modesto by Leia Johnson

It was 50 years ago today, Sergeant Pepper taught the band to play! The Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ is ranked by Rolling Stone Magazine as the #1 album of all time...and it’s birthday is June 1st 1967! In the spirit of retrospect, I will be spending my summer in vinyl mode. Rasputin record store (by the mall), is an awesome place to look for used vinyls and find great new bands for cheap. Below their brand new music sections, there are hundreds of retro vinyls, most in extremely good condition for about $1. There is something remarkable about listening to an album, cover to cover in its purest form. Another place to look for new music is at local thrift stores in the CD or vinyl section. Once at the Hope Chest,

I found The Beatles ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ record inside a Peter, Paul and Mary sleeve. There is so much music to be shared and recycled and this is the month for it! Growing up, my favorite movie was The Sandlot, so summertime baseball has always resonated well with me. Most high schools will be sporting ‘Summer-Ball’, so don’t forget to catch those games. But it is also important with all this free time to just get out with friends and play sports without boundaries or plans. Local parks and fields are great places to get your necessary Vitamin D. Another great way to get active is visiting Graceada Park every Thursday night for Concert in the Park!! This is seriously so classic for every single age group, I can’t express this enough. This is a home-town classic made for everyone... all you need is a blanket and your friends! Be there every Thursday night between June 8th and July 13th; this event makes the summer so enjoyable and exciting. Check out the MoBand website for more informationwww.moband. org

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time, Modesto! Ms. M is laying by the pool on a lazy Sunday and she realizes that there is nothing better than enjoying a bit of reflection with the simple things in life. With the warm temperatures on the rise and summer fun on a high it’s the perfect time to make plans that are simply easy on your budget. Kick off summer with a little music at MoBand’s Concert In The Park! June 8th welcomes back the annual free concert series where Moband will present the sounds of yesteryear from STAX records. Bring your friends and family to enjoy the evening. Join in the tradition & throw out your blanket the night before to save a space in Graceda Park & get there early with your picnic basket to get your groove on. Music starts at 8pm. www.moband.org Hot temperatures bring out everyone in Modesto in time for Graffiti! On June 9th the annual Modesto Kiwanis Classic Car Parade cruises through Downtown Modesto. Head downtown before 6:30pm and get a front row seat for an amazing event. The route goes from downtown to Mchenry Ave to Orangeburg and back downtown. Immediately following the parade stay and hang out down town on the Historic Graffiti Cruise Route to admire the cars and enjoy some free live entertainment.  http:// www.americangraffitifestival.com/ It’s not Graffiti weekend without a car show in

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Modesto! Head out to Municpal Golf Course on June 10th & 11th and take in the annual American Graffiti Car Show and Festival. From 9am-5pm Saturday and 9am-3pm Sunday enjoy classic cars, food booths, and live music through the day. Tickets for Car Show: $10. Children 12 and under are free.  http://www. americangraffitifestival.com/ A little art therapy sounds like a great way to enjoy the month of June. The Central California Arts Association at Mitslin Gallery partners with Memorial Medical Center to host a weekly Complementary Art Therapy class every Tuesday through the fall.  Set aside any Tuesday this month for a little art to soothe the soul and make the world a beautiful place. No walk-ins however. Pleases contact Galen Martin at grfaria@gmail.com for more information on how to enroll in the classes. End your month with a little Music in the Plaza! The free summertime series is back and welcomes Triple D on June 30th to close out the month. Come out and enjoy this free family friendly event from 7-9pm every Friday. https://www.facebook.com/10thStreetMusic/ Enjoy the beginning of your Summertime, Modesto! Kisses, m. 

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Enjoy Modesto Night Life! • Enjoy Responsibly June 1 A Mother’s Tears AppyHour Story Time Beer Flight Night Bubble Bonanza Casanova’s Night Club Computer Basics Cuentos en Español D is for Dinosaur David Dow & friends Jam Design Your Own Puzzle Gardening Series (3 of 3): “Mulch, Mulch, Mulch” Going In Style Hughson Preschool Story Time Johnny & Kelly Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Karaoke/Lip Sync Kyle the Great Line Dancing Live Music Oakdale Museum & History Center Orbit Orbits Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Spanish Preschool Storytime Teen Craft: Galaxy in a Jar Wee Move and Play June 2 A Mother’s Tears A&W Graffiti Summer Battered Beaver Live DJs Boyfriend Afterparty Craft Grab Denair Preschool Story Time DJ Tease Funstrummers Rehearsal Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Again Live Music Mattea Overstreet Mini Car Show Mommy & Me Art Class MSO Play Ball Neil & Matt Neil Buettner Oakdale LEGO Day Orbit Recuerdos de mi Mexico Rick Barnes Science Night STEAM* Challenge: I Survived Tasting Room Open Teens Rockin’ Jump The Lovers The Weekend Dance Party The Wrongdoers Unplugged Live Music Valley Fire VFW Hamburger Night Village Dancers of the Valley June 3 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up A Mother’s Tears A&W Graffiti Summer American Graffiti B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Battered Beaver DJ Awal Beer Train Bilingual Preschool Storytime DJ Tease Folk Dancing Lessons Friends of the Newman Library Used Book Sale Johnny Rocket & the Thrust Karaoke with DJ Clovis King LAC Live Music Me & You Meditation with Susie Mini Car Show Mizz Monique’s Dragalicious Show MSO Play Ball Newman Family Fun Day Oakdale Museum & History Center Old Skool Saturdays Open Air Market Rockin’ Saturdays Rods n’ Rockabilly Saturday Easy D Ride SOS 60th Anniversary-Flying Blind The Boys on the Beer Train The Lovers New Poems from Great Poems The Weekend Dance Party Turlock Teens Talk Books What Thing? June 4 12th Annual Graffiti Classic Car Show 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up A Mother’s Tears

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Location Modesto Junior College Modesto Stan Co Library Redwood Cafe, Modesto Stan Co Library-Empire Crocodile’s, Modesto Stan Co Library-Salida Stan Co Library-Modesto Stan Co Library- Hughson Barking Dog Grill Stan Co Library-Ceres Stan Co Library-Oakdale State Theatre, Modesto Stan Co Library-Hughson P. Wexford’s, Modesto Kaiser Dale Rd, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Sabatino’s, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Surla’s, Moesto 212 West F Street State Theatre, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Hughson Library Salida Library Modesto Library Stan Co Library-Denair Salida Library Modesto Junior College A&W, Modesto Battered Beaver, Oakdale Shooter’s Pub & Grill Tri-Chromatic Gallery, Modesto Stan Co Library-Denair Boardroom, Modesto Church of the Brethren, Modesto MCJ West Science Center Rivets Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto O’Brians Tavern, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Surla’s, Moesto A&W, Modesto The Chartreuse Muse, Modesto Gallo Center For the Arts Speakeasy, Modesto Redwood Cafe, Modesto Oakdale Library State Theatre, Modesto Gallo Center For the Arts The Fruit Yard, Modesto MCJ West Science Center Stan Co Library-Denair Do Good Distillery, Modesto Rockin’ Jump, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Crocodiles Nightclub 10th St Plaza Modesto Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Nino’s Place, Modesto VFW Hall, Modesto Carnegie Arts Center. Turlock Chevron, 815 Kansas Ave, Modesto Rite Aid, Pelandale & Sisk Modesto Junior College A&W, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Oakdale Bicycle Shop Battered Beaver, Oakdale Sierra Railroad , Oakdale Modesto Library Speakeasy, Modesto Carnegie Arts Center. Turlock Stan Co Library-Newman Barking Dog Grill Ridgway’s, Modesto Stanislaus County Fair, Turlock The Udder Place, Turlock Rivi’s, Oakdale Intrinsic Elements, Modesto A&W, Modesto Climax Bar, Modesto Gallo Center For the Arts Stan Co Library-Newman 212 West F Street Shooter’s Pub & Grill Yogurt Station, Oakdale Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Twisted Pig, Modesto Oakdale Bicycle Shop SOS Club, Modesto Sierra Railroad , Oakdale State Theatre, Modesto Stan Co Library-Modesto Crocodiles Nightclub Stan Co Library-Turlock The Portal, Modesto McHenry Village, Modesto Cruisers McHenry & Kiernan Modesto Junior College

Acoustic Music Brunch An Afternoon in New Orleans Billy Gardell Champagne Brunch Buffet Country Music Jam with Dancing& Potluck FOE Breakfast High Noon Express Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Karaoke with Laura Los Reconditos Queen Bean Open Mic Night Seniors Club Breakfast Sunday Funday Sunday Funday Texas Funk The Big Mix The Lovers VFW Breakfast June 5 A Mother’s Tears Cartoon Camp! Ceres Wiggle Worms Computer Basics Dance Exercise Class Josh Rosenblum Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Mayor’s Book Club Mid Valley Chevy Club Oakdale Wee Move and Play Overreaters Anonymous Patterson Wiggle Worms Preschool Story Time Riverbank Preschool Story Time Tech Connect: eResources The Lovers ToastMasters Meeting Trivia Night Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Class WCPL Poker Mondays Wiggle Worms Word Intermediate June 6 A Mother’s Tears Acoustic Jam at Queen Bean Anthony K Comedy Night Cartoon Camp! Forever Young Dance Club Golden Valley Chorus Johnny & Kelly Karaoke Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Magic Frontier Tournament Mid Valley Chevy Club Name That Tune NAMI Support Group Nick Campos Poetry Open Mic Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Successful Thinkers Network Mtg Sweet Lu’s Open Mic Texas Funk The Lovers The Lovers Tilted Tuesdays w/DJ Tease Tipsy Tuesdays Toastmaster Supper Club Trivia Tuesday Turlock Seniors Dance Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Jam Wee Move & Play Wiggle Worms Yoga with Rosa June 7 80s night/DJ Gully A Mother’s Tears Art Class with Patrick Barr & Kristin Moore Cartoon Camp! Country Dance Lessons Creole Jazz Kings Figure Drawing Drop In Free Knit and Crochet Class Free QiGong Class Graffiti Cruise Route Presentation Happy Anniversary Becky Horseshoe tournament IE The Magician In One Accord Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Michael Jackson Experience Mid Valley Chevy Club Mini Car Show Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner Open MIc Pippin Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time

Deva Cafe, J St, Modesto Prospect Theatre Gallo Center For the Arts Surla’s, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Eagles Hall, 126 Camellia Way, Sierra Railroad , Oakdale Ridgway’s, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Stanislaus County Fair, Turlock Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry Ave Ralston’s Goat, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Las Gaviotas Restaurant, Patterson Crocodile’s, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto VFW Hall, Modesto Modesto Junior College Mistlin Gallery Modesto Stan Co Library-Ceres Stan Co Library-Modesto Salida Library P. Wexford’s, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Stan Co Library- Riverbank American Chevrolet , Modesto Stan Co Library-Oakdale Sutter Office, McHenry Village Stan Co Library-Patterson Keyes Library Stanc Co Library-Riverbank Stan Co Library-Turlock State Theatre, Modesto 200 W. Roseburg Ave, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock First Methodist Modesto Modesto Senior Center Tilted Turtle, Modesto Modesto Library Stan Co Library-Modesto Modesto Junior College Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Cheroot Cigar Lounge, Modesto Mistlin Gallery Modesto Modesto Senior Center Mancini Hall, Modesto Rivets Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Tiki Lounge, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Utopia Games and Collectibles Vintage Fair Mall Modesto Twisted Pig, Modesto Oakdale Library Maxi’s at DoubleTree, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Ceres Library Denair Library Keyes Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Round Table 3848 McHenry Sweet Lu’s. Ceres Whitmore Park, Ceres State Theatre, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Shooter’s Pub & Grill Denny’s 1525 McHenry Ave P. Wexford’s, Modesto 11914 Cahill St, Turlock Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Ceres Library Modesto Library Patterson Library Boardroom, Modesto Modesto Junior College Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Mistlin Gallery Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Shooter’s Pub & Grill Mistlin Gallery Modesto Waterford Library NTouch, Modesto 10th Street Plaza Love Chris Shively’s Bar & Grill, Oakdale Rivets Modesto Strings, Turlock Ridgway’s, Modesto Merced County Fairgrounds Downtown Modesto Velvet Creamery Modesto Sabatino’s, Modesto P. Wexford’s, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Gallo Center For the Arts Empire Library Keyes Library Newman Library

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Have fun and be Safe! • Please Designate a Driver Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime Riverbank Golden Ages The Lovers Trax on Wax Ukulele Beginners Class Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong Velvet Creamery Car Show WCPL Poker Wednesdays Wee Move & Play Wig Out Wednesdays Wiggle Worms Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday June 8 A Mother’s Tears AppyHour Story Time Beer Flight Night Cartoon Camp! Casanova’s Night Club David Dow & friends Jam Faith & Family with the Nuts Healthy Eating Class Internet Basics JerLisa Stitches of Love Teddy Bear Project John Michael Mongomery Johnny & Kelly Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Karaoke/Lip Sync Kyle the Great Line Dancing Live Music Mid Valley Chevy Club Morgan James Newman LEGO Day Oakdale Museum & History Center Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Salida Wee Move and Play Senior Awareness Day Spanish Preschool Storytime Under the Sea June 9 A Mother’s Tears A&W Graffiti Summer Battered Beaver Live DJs Boyfriend Afterparty Cartoon Camp! Chuck Berry Tribute Crochet for Beginners Denair Preschool Story Time DJ Tease Family Friday - Let’s Go to the Art Show! Father’s Day Coupon Book and Card Craft Funstrummers Gig Band Rehearsal Graffiti in the Plaza Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program Hughson Senior Dance & Potluck Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Music Mattea Overstreet Mini Car Show Mystery Lovers Book Club Neil & Matt Neil Buettner Oakdale LEGO Day Official Kiwanis Classic Car Parade Pokémon Day! Rick Barnes Summer Reading All Ages Coloring Tasting Room Open Teens Rockin’ Jump The Lovers The Shakers The Weekend Dance Party Unplugged Live Music VFW Hamburger Night Village Dancers of the Valley WAR Who Wants the Crown June 10 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up A Mother’s Tears A&W Graffiti Summer American Graffiti Car Show B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Bad Art Afternoon Battered Beaver DJ Awal Bilingual Preschool Storytime California Beach Boys DJ Tease Folk Dancing Lessons Francesca Bavaro Funstrummers Journey Revisited Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Music Mini Car Show Mizz Monique’s Dragalicious Show Modesto Money Mavens Couponing Class Modesto Nuts Graffiti Moonshine Bandits

Modesto Library Oakdale Library 3600Santa Fe St, Riverbank State Theatre, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto First Methodist Modesto First Methodist Modesto Velvet Creamery Modesto Titled Turtle, Modesto Ceres Library Tiki Lounge, Modesto Salida Library Redwood Café, Modesto Maxi’s at DoubleTree, Modesto Modesto Junior College Modesto Library Redwood Cafe, Modesto Mistlin Gallery Modesto Crocodile’s, Modesto Barking Dog Grill John Thurman Field, Modesto Kaiser Bangs Ave Medical Offices, Modesto Modesto Library 4300 Dale Road, Modesto Merced County Fairgrounds P. Wexford’s, Modesto Kaiser Dale Rd, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Sabatino’s, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Surla’s, Moesto Cool Hand Luke’s Steakhouse State Theatre, Modesto Newman Library 212 West F Street Hughson Library Salida Library Salida Library Stan Co Library-Modesto Modesto Library Hughson Library Modesto Junior College A&W, Modesto Battered Beaver, Oakdale Shooter’s Pub & Grill Mistlin Gallery Modesto 10th Street, Modesto Patterson Library Denair Library Boardroom, Modesto Carnegie Arts Center. Turlock Hughson Library Church of the Brethren, Modesto 10th St Plaza, Modesto MCJ West Science Center 2307 Fourth St, Hughson Rivets Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Surla’s, Moesto A&W, Modesto Turlock Library Speakeasy, Modesto Redwood Cafe, Modesto Oakdale Library Downtown Modesto Modesto Library The Fruit Yard, Modesto Modesto Library Do Good Distillery, Modesto Rockin’ Jump, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Merced County Fairgrounds Crocodiles Nightclub Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto VFW Hall, Modesto Carnegie Arts Center. Turlock Merced County Fairgrounds Seasons, Modesto Chevron, 815 Kansas Ave, Modesto Rite Aid, Pelandale & Sisk Modesto Junior College A&W, Modesto Muni Golf Course, Modesto Oakdale Bicycle Shop Denair Library Battered Beaver, Oakdale Modesto Library State Theatre, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Carnegie Arts Center. Turlock Rivi’s, Oakdale Barking Dog Grill The Portal, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock A&W, Modesto Climax Bar, Modesto Salida Library John Thurman Field, Modesto Merced County Fairgrounds

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Murder Mystery Train Oakdale Museum & History Center Old School Saturdays Old Skool Saturdays Rockin’ Saturdays Saturday Easy D Ride Second Saturday Free Public Talk Shooters Pool Party Spring Showcase The Do Wop Project The Doo Wop The Weekend Dance Party Uke Jamz USA Dance Chapter June 11 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up A Mother’s Tears Acoustic Music Brunch American Graffiti Car Show Bringin’ It Back Camellia Society Meeting Champagne Brunch Buffet Country Music Jam with Dancing and Free Potluck FOE Breakfast Grupo Intocable High Noon Express Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Karaoke with Laura Manteca Senior Dance Noel Torres Queen Bean Open Mic Night Seniors Club Breakfast Shop til You Drop Sunday Funday Sunday Funday The Big Mix USA Dance Ballroom Dancing VFW Breakfast June 12 #IMomSoHard A Mother’s Tears Blue Monday Blue Monday with Eric Bensen and friends Creative Clay Art Class Dance Exercise Class Josh Rosenblum Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Oakdale Toddler/Preschool Dance Fun! Overreaters Anonymous Preschool Story Time Stay & Play Social Trivia Night Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Class WCPL Poker Mondays Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms June 13 2nd Tues Poetry Reading A Mother’s Tears Acoustic Jam at Queen Bean Bingo Computer Basics Doodles and Zentangles Forever Young Dance Club Friends of the Newman Library Used Book Sale Golden Valley Chorus Johnny & Kelly Kaleidoscope Craft Karaoke Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Magic Frontier Tournament Minecraft Name That Tune Nick Campos Night at the Bowl MoBand Night at the Bowl MoBand Poetry Reading with Gillian Wegener Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Riverbank Bilingual Story Time Salida Library Book Club Straw Rockets Craft Successful Thinkers Network Mtg Sweet Lu’s Open Mic Taj Mahal/Keb’mo Tilted Tuesdays w/DJ Tease Tipsy Tuesdays Toastmaster Supper Club Trivia Tuesday Turlock Seniors Dance Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Jam Wee Move & Play Wiggle Worms Yoga with Rosa June 14 80s night/DJ Gully

Sierra Railroad , Oakdale 212 West F Street Clarion Inn, Modesto Shooter’s Pub & Grill Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Oakdale Bicycle Shop McHenry Museum Shooter’s Pub & Grill West Side Theatre, Newman Gallo Center For the Arts 1000 I Street Modesto Crocodiles Nightclub Carnegie Arts Center. Turlock IOOF Lodge, Hughson

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Cruisers McHenry & Kiernan Modesto Junior College Deva Cafe, J St, Modesto Muni Golf Course, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Adventist Church Hall, Modesto Surla’s, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Eagles Hall, 126 Camellia Way, Gallo Center For the Arts Sierra Railroad , Oakdale Ridgway’s, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto 295 Cherry Lane, Manteca Merced County Fairgrounds Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry Ave 424 Shadow Creek Ave, Oakdale Ralston’s Goat, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Crocodile’s, Modesto Odd Fellows Hall Hughson VFW Hall, Modesto Gallo Center For the Arts Modesto Junior College Barking Dog Grill Barking Dog Grill The Chartreuse Muse, Modesto Salida Library P. Wexford’s, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Oakdale Library Sutter Office, McHenry Village Keyes Library Patterson Library The Udder Place, Turlock First Methodist Modesto Modesto Senior Center Tilted Turtle, Modesto Modesto Library Modesto Library Barking Dog Grill Modesto Junior College Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Oakdale Library Hughson Library Modesto Senior Center Newman Library Mancini Hall, Modesto Rivets Modesto Riverbank Library The Udder Place, Turlock Tiki Lounge, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Utopia Games and Collectibles Turlock Library Twisted Pig, Modesto Maxi’s at DoubleTree, Modesto Graceda Park, Modesto Mancini Bowl, Modesto Barking Dog Grill Ceres Library Denair Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Riverbank Library Salida Library Waterford Library Round Table 3848 McHenry Sweet Lu’s. Ceres Gallo Center For the Arts Tilted Turtle, Modesto Shooter’s Pub & Grill Denny’s 1525 McHenry Ave P. Wexford’s, Modesto 11914 Cahill St, Turlock Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Ceres Library Modesto Library Patterson Library Boardroom, Modesto

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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)

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Saturdays, 12:2012:40pm at Chevron 815 Kansas, Ave Modesto Saturdays, 1:05pm1:25pm

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

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We will miss you

Kevin Garcia Grandaddy

Penny White Sensations

We lost these amazing musicians last month, but they will never be forgotten. Their lives, loves and friendship will be remembered by all. Their music and spirit will live on forever. 

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Art Class Patrick Barr & Kristin Moore Country Dance Lessons Creole Jazz Kings Figure Drawing Drop In Free Knit and Crochet Class Free Knit and Crochet Classes Free QiGong Class Horseshoe tournament IE The Magician In One Accord Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Kids can show off their Minecraft. Lunch Hour Meditation McHenry Mansion Tea Sampling Mini Car Show Modesto LEGO Play Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner Open MIc Perler Beads Pippin Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime Riverbank Golden Ages Stanislaus County Coin Club Traveling Lantern Theatre Company Traveling Lantern Theatre Company Turlock Teen Advisory Board Ukulele Beginners Class Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong Velvet Creamery Car Show WCPL Poker Wednesdays Wee Move & Play Wig Out Wednesdays Wiggle Worms Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday June 15 Beer Flight Night Casanova’s Night Club Comedy Night David Dow & friends Jam Green Team Educational Meeting Johnny & Kelly Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Karaoke/Lip Sync Kyle the Great Line Dancing Live Music Oakdale Museum & History Center Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Spanish Preschool Storytime Third Thursday Art Walk Vintage Faire Mall Kids Club June 16 A&W Graffiti Summer Backyard Bookworms Battered Beaver Live DJs Boyfriend Afterparty DJ Tease Friday Night Out Funstrummers Gig Band Rehearsal Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program Helion Prime Irish Cultural Society Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Music Marirose and the Gypsies Mattea Overstreet Mini Car Show Neil & Matt Neil Buettner Oakdale LEGO Day Rick Barnes Tasting Room Open Teens Rockin’ Jump The Weekend Dance Party Unplugged Live Music Valley Jazz VFW Hamburger Night Village Dancers of the Valley June 17 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up A&W Graffiti Summer B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Back to Graffiti Battered Beaver DJ Awal Beer Train Bilingual Preschool Storytime Coin & Collectible Show DJ Tease Dosi on the Rocks Folk Dancing Lessons Grease Sing a Long Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Music Mini Car Show Mizz Monique’s Dragalicious Show

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Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Shooter’s Pub & Grill Mistlin Gallery Modesto Waterford Library Waterford Library NTouch, Modesto Shively’s Bar & Grill, Oakdale Rivets Modesto Strings, Turlock Ridgway’s, Modesto Patterson Library Intrinsic Elements, Modesto McHenry Mansion Gift Shop Velvet Creamery Modesto Modesto Library Sabatino’s, Modesto P. Wexford’s, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Turlock Library Gallo Center For the Arts Empire Library Keyes Library Newman Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library 3600Santa Fe St, Riverbank Denny’s 1525 McHenry Ave Ceres Library Keyes Library Turlock Library First Methodist Modesto First Methodist Modesto Velvet Creamery Modesto Titled Turtle, Modesto Ceres Library Tiki Lounge, Modesto Salida Library Redwood Café, Modesto Maxi’s at DoubleTree, Modesto Redwood Cafe, Modesto Crocodile’s, Modesto Ralston’s Goat, Modesto Barking Dog Grill Kirk Lindsey Center #102, Modesto P. Wexford’s, Modesto Kaiser Dale Rd, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Sabatino’s, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Surla’s, Moesto 212 West F Street Hughson Library Salida Library Modesto Library Downtown Modesto Vintage Faire Mall, Modesto A&W, Modesto Great Valley Museum Battered Beaver, Oakdale Shooter’s Pub & Grill Boardroom, Modesto Rube Boesch, 275 N. Orange Turlock Church of the Brethren, Modesto MCJ West Science Center Shadow Lounge, Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry Ave Rivets Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock 10th St Plaza Modesto Surla’s, Moesto A&W, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Redwood Cafe, Modesto Oakdale Library The Fruit Yard, Modesto Do Good Distillery, Modesto Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Crocodiles Nightclub Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Barking Dog Grill VFW Hall, Modesto Carnegie Arts Center. Turlock Chevron, 815 Kansas Ave, Modesto Rite Aid, Pelandale & Sisk A&W, Modesto Oakdale Bicycle Shop The Fruit Yard, Modesto Battered Beaver, Oakdale Sierra Railroad , Oakdale Modesto Library Clarion Inn, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Grizzly Rock Cafe, Turlock Carnegie Arts Center. Turlock State Theatre, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock A&W, Modesto Climax Bar, Modesto

Mod Art Faire MPA Oliver Oakdale Museum & History Center Old School Saturdays Old Skool Saturdays Rockin’ Saturdays Saturday Easy D Ride The Weekend Dance Party True Life Trio Victoria Boyington Presents Women of Love Ministries June 18 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Acoustic Music Brunch Champagne Brunch Buffet Coin & Collectible Show Country Music Jam with Dancing and Free Potluck EuroSunday Car Club FOE Breakfast Giant High Noon Express Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Karaoke with Laura Modesto Film Society presents: Giant Modesto Jazz Society Jam Session MPA Oliver Queen Bean Open Mic Night Seniors Club Breakfast Stanislaus Humanist’s Coffee Klatch Sunday Funday Sunday Funday The Big Mix VFW Breakfast June 19 Dance Exercise Class Josh Rosenblum Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Overreaters Anonymous Preschool Story Time ToastMasters Meeting Trivia Night Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Class WCPL Poker Mondays Wiggle Worms June 20 Acoustic Jam at Queen Bean Caregiver Coffee Break Forever Young Dance Club Free Comedy Night Geneological Society Golden Valley Chorus Johnny & Kelly Karaoke Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Magic Frontier Tournament Name That Tune NAMI Support Group Nick Campos Poetry Reading with Gillian Wegener Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Successful Thinkers Network Mtg Sweet Lu’s Open Mic Tilted Tuesdays w/DJ Tease Tipsy Tuesdays Toastmaster Supper Club Trivia Tuesday Turlock Seniors Dance Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Jam Wee Move & Play Wiggle Worms Yoga with Rosa June 21 80s night/DJ Gully Art Class with Patrick Barr & Kristin Moore Country Dance Lessons Creole Jazz Kings Figure Drawing Drop In Free Knit and Crochet Class Free QiGong Class Horseshoe tournament IE The Magician In One Accord Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Mini Car Show Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner Open MIc Pippin Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime Riverbank Golden Ages Ukulele Beginners Class Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong Valley Lighter Velvet Creamery Car Show WCPL Poker Wednesdays Wee Move & Play

Clarion Inn, Modesto Gallo Center For the Arts 212 West F Street Clarion Inn, Modesto Shooter’s Pub & Grill Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Oakdale Bicycle Shop Crocodiles Nightclub Gottschalk Music Center Barking Dog Grill Clarion Inn, Modesto Cruisers McHenry & Kiernan Deva Cafe, J St, Modesto Surla’s, Modesto Clarion Inn, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Village Baking, Modesto Eagles Hall, 126 Camellia Way, State Theatre, Modesto Sierra Railroad , Oakdale Ridgway’s, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto The State Theatre Mdoesto Shooter’s Pub & Grill Gallo Center For the Arts Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry Ave Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Ralston’s Goat, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Crocodile’s, Modesto VFW Hall, Modesto Salida Library P. Wexford’s, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Sutter Office, McHenry Village Keyes Library 200 W. Roseburg Ave, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock First Methodist Modesto Modesto Senior Center Tilted Turtle, Modesto Modesto Library Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Hospice, 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto Modesto Senior Center Cheroot Cigar Lounge, Modesto Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Mancini Hall, Modesto Rivets Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Tiki Lounge, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Utopia Games and Collectibles Twisted Pig, Modesto Oakdale Library Maxi’s at DoubleTree, Modesto Barking Dog Grill Ceres Library Denair Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Round Table 3848 McHenry Sweet Lu’s. Ceres Tilted Turtle, Modesto Shooter’s Pub & Grill Denny’s 1525 McHenry Ave P. Wexford’s, Modesto 11914 Cahill St, Turlock Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Ceres Library Modesto Library Patterson Library Boardroom, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Shooter’s Pub & Grill Mistlin Gallery Modesto Waterford Library NTouch, Modesto Shively’s Bar & Grill, Oakdale Rivets Modesto Strings, Turlock Ridgway’s, Modesto Velvet Creamery Modesto Sabatino’s, Modesto P. Wexford’s, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Gallo Center For the Arts Empire Library Keyes Library Newman Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library 3600Santa Fe St, Riverbank First Methodist Modesto First Methodist Modesto Oakdale Sports Bar, Oakdale Velvet Creamery Modesto Titled Turtle, Modesto Ceres Library

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Wig Out Wednesdays Wiggle Worms Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday June 22 Beer Flight Night Casanova’s Night Club David Dow & friends Jam DevaCana, The Darcys, Lucy Isabel Johnny & Kelly Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Karaoke/Lip Sync Kyle the Great Line Dancing Live Music Oakdale Museum & History Center Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Spanish Preschool Storytime June 23 A&W Graffiti Summer Animal Talk kids program Battered Beaver Live DJs Boyfriend Afterparty Complicated Animals at the GMC DJ Tease Funstrummers Gig Band Rehearsal Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program Jet Red Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Band Karaoke Live Music Mattea Overstreet Mini Car Show MPA Oliver Neil & Matt Neil Buettner Oakdale LEGO Day Patty and Tim Duo Rick Barnes Stanislaus Humanists Karaoke Night Swiss Song Festival Tasting Room Open Teens Rockin’ Jump The Weekend Dance Party Therapy Friday Unplugged Live Music VFW Hamburger Night Village Dancers of the Valley Women in Rock Benefit June 24 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up A&W Graffiti Summer Anthony and Nicky B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Battered Beaver DJ Awal Bilingual Preschool Storytime DJ Tease Folk Dancing Lessons Gotcha Covered Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Music Mini Car Show Mizz Monique’s Dragalicious Show MoPride’s Pride in the Park MPA Oliver Oakdale Museum & History Center Old School Saturdays Old Skool Saturdays Relax on the Range Remedy Rockin’ Saturdays Saturday Easy D Ride Shooters Pool Party Talento Vivo en el Valle The Weekend Dance Party June 25 10th Annual Rod & Custom Car Show 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Acoustic Music Brunch Champagne Brunch Buffet Country Music Jam with Dancing and Free Potluck FOE Breakfast Hughson Senior Dance & Potluck Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Karaoke with Laura Manteca Senior Dance MPA Oliver Queen Bean Open Mic Night Seniors Club Breakfast Stanislaus Humanists Brunch Sunday Funday Sunday Funday The Big Mix VFW Breakfast June 26 Acoustic Open Mic Creative Clay Art Class Dance Exercise Class Josh Rosenblum Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Overreaters Anonymous Preschool Story Time Trivia Night Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Class

Tiki Lounge, Modesto Salida Library Redwood Café, Modesto Maxi’s at DoubleTree, Modesto Redwood Cafe, Modesto Crocodile’s, Modesto Barking Dog Grill Deva Cafe, Modesto P. Wexford’s, Modesto Kaiser Dale Rd, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Sabatino’s, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Surla’s, Moesto 212 West F Street Hughson Library Salida Library Modesto Library A&W, Modesto Great Valley Museum, MJC West Campus Battered Beaver, Oakdale Shooter’s Pub & Grill Gottschalk Music Center Boardroom, Modesto Church of the Brethren, Modesto MCJ West Science Center 10th St Plaza Modesto Rivets Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Yosemite Lanes, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Surla’s, Moesto A&W, Modesto Gallo Center For the Arts Speakeasy, Modesto Redwood Cafe, Modesto Oakdale Library Barking Dog Grill The Fruit Yard, Modesto Torii’s 2401 E. Orangeburg Gallo Center For the Arts Do Good Distillery, Modesto Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Crocodiles Nightclub Shooter’s Pub & Grill Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto VFW Hall, Modesto Carnegie Arts Center. Turlock Prospect Theater Project, Modesto Chevron, 815 Kansas Ave, Modesto Rite Aid, Pelandale & Sisk A&W, Modesto Barking Dog Grill Oakdale Bicycle Shop Battered Beaver, Oakdale Modesto Library Speakeasy, Modesto Carnegie Arts Center. Turlock Donoby’s, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock A&W, Modesto Climax Bar, Modesto John Thurman Field, Modesto Gallo Center For the Arts 212 West F Street Clarion Inn, Modesto Shooter’s Pub & Grill River Oaks Golf Course, Ceres Nino’s Place, Modesto Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Oakdale Bicycle Shop Shooter’s Pub & Grill Gallo Center For the Arts Crocodiles Nightclub Elks Lodge, Modesto Cruisers McHenry & Kiernan Deva Cafe, J St, Modesto Surla’s, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Eagles Hall, 126 Camellia Way, 2307 Fourth St, Hughson Ridgway’s, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto 295 Cherry Lane, Manteca Gallo Center For the Arts Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry Ave Panera Bread, Turlock Ralston’s Goat, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Crocodile’s, Modesto VFW Hall, Modesto The Boardroom, Modesto The Chartreuse Muse, Modesto Salida Library P. Wexford’s, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Sutter Office, McHenry Village Keyes Library The Udder Place, Turlock First Methodist Modesto Modesto Senior Center

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WCPL Poker Mondays Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms June 27 Acoustic Jam at Queen Bean Bingo Forever Young Dance Club Golden Valley Chorus Johnny & Kelly Karaoke Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Magic Frontier Tournament Name That Tune Nick Campos Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Successful Thinkers Network Mtg Sweet Lu’s Open Mic Tilted Tuesdays w/DJ Tease Tipsy Tuesdays Toastmaster Supper Club Trivia Tuesday Turlock Seniors Dance Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Jam Wee Move & Play Wiggle Worms Yoga with Rosa June 28 80s night/DJ Gully Art Class with Patrick Barr & Kristin Moore Country Dance Lessons Creole Jazz Kings Figure Drawing Drop In Free Knit and Crochet Class Free QiGong Class Horseshoe tournament IE The Magician In One Accord Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Lunch Hour Meditation Mini Car Show Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner Open MIc Pippin Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime Riverbank Golden Ages Stanislaus County Coin Club Ukulele Beginners Class Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong Velvet Creamery Car Show WCPL Poker Wednesdays Wee Move & Play Wig Out Wednesdays Wiggle Worms Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday June 29 Beer Flight Night Casanova’s Night Club David Dow & friends Jam Johnny & Kelly Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Karaoke/Lip Sync Kyle the Great Line Dancing Live Music Oakdale Museum & History Center Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Spanish Preschool Storytime June 30 A&W Graffiti Summer Battered Beaver Live DJs Boyfriend Afterparty DJ Tease Dosi on the Rocks Funstrummers Gig Band Rehearsal Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program Johnny & Kelly Johnny Pistola Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Music Mattea Overstreet Mini Car Show My Cousin Rachel Neil & Matt Neil Buettner Oakdale LEGO Day Rick Barnes Tasting Room Open Teens Rockin’ Jump The Weekend Dance Party Triple D Unplugged Live Music VFW Hamburger Night Village Dancers of the Valley

CALENDAR

Tilted Turtle, Modesto Modesto Library Modesto Library Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Modesto Senior Center Mancini Hall, Modesto Rivets Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Tiki Lounge, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Utopia Games and Collectibles Twisted Pig, Modesto Maxi’s at DoubleTree, Modesto Ceres Library Denair Library Keyes Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Round Table 3848 McHenry Sweet Lu’s. Ceres Tilted Turtle, Modesto Shooter’s Pub & Grill Denny’s 1525 McHenry Ave P. Wexford’s, Modesto 11914 Cahill St, Turlock Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Ceres Library Modesto Library Patterson Library Boardroom, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Shooter’s Pub & Grill Mistlin Gallery Modesto Waterford Library NTouch, Modesto Shively’s Bar & Grill, Oakdale Rivets Modesto Strings, Turlock Ridgway’s, Modesto Intrinsic Elements, Modesto Velvet Creamery Modesto Sabatino’s, Modesto P. Wexford’s, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Gallo Center For the Arts Empire Library Keyes Library Newman Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library 3600Santa Fe St, Riverbank Denny’s 1525 McHenry Ave First Methodist Modesto First Methodist Modesto Velvet Creamery Modesto Titled Turtle, Modesto Ceres Library Tiki Lounge, Modesto Salida Library Redwood Café, Modesto Maxi’s at DoubleTree, Modesto

The JUNE BLUES

3rd -Poorhouse Millionaires, Catalyst, Santa Cruz 9th Carolyn Wonderland, Palms Playhouse, WInters 9th -Zydeco Flames, Black Oak Casino 13th - Taj Mahal and Keb Mo Band, Gallo Center for the Arts 14th -Tommy Castro & Jeramy Norris and the Dangerous Mood, San Joaquin County Fair $6 17th -Jeramy Norris and the Dangerous Mood, Sierra Dinner Train, Oakdale 22nd -Poorhouse Duo and the Midnight Darlins at the Waterwheel Saloon, Sonora 22nd -Sean Holt and the Teardrops, Six Shooter Saloon, Sacramento 23rd -Poorhouse Duo and Midnight Darlins, Sandude 24th -Fountain Blues Fest, Plaza De La Cesar Chavez Park, San Jose Elvin Bishop, Bettye Lavette, Fillmore Slim, Aki Kumar, Maxx Cabello, Jr 25th -Midnight Darlins, Knights Ferry Saloon

Redwood Cafe, Modesto Crocodile’s, Modesto Barking Dog Grill P. Wexford’s, Modesto Kaiser Dale Rd, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Sabatino’s, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Surla’s, Moesto 212 West F Street Hughson Library Salida Library Modesto Library A&W, Modesto Battered Beaver, Oakdale Shooter’s Pub & Grill Boardroom, Modesto Sweet Lu’s, Ceres Church of the Brethren, Modesto MCJ West Science Center Rivets Modesto Barking Dog Grill Ridgway’s, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Surla’s, Moesto A&W, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Redwood Cafe, Modesto Oakdale Library The Fruit Yard, Modesto Do Good Distillery, Modesto Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Crocodiles Nightclub 10th St Plaza Modesto Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto VFW Hall, Modesto Carnegie Arts Center. Turlock

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GO DOWTOWN MODESTO

Open Early!

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

Open Late!

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

Parking

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

Try a Cab

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

Find local restaurants

www.modestoview.com Locally Owned

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

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Go Downtown Modesto Art Walk is LIVE!

Summer ArtWalk Is Live – June 15! Do not miss the 3rd Thurday Artwalk this month as you will find street art, open galleries, happy hour specials and so munch more. Enjoy the galleries, happy hour, boutiques and mingle with your friends for Art Walk.   Live music from The VooDoo Killer laying down some Rockabilly at Café Deva.  Tell them “Art” Sent you.  

PatrioticPreView

The 143rd Annual 4th of July Parade is coming soon. ModestoView will take you right up front at this year’s parade as Chris Murphy is the parade announcer along with announcing veteran Al Menshew and a DJ from KAT Country. There will be 20,000 of your best friends out along the parade route in downtown Modesto.  The parade starts at 10 am and will feature over 100 entries and prizes for the best of show.   www. modestojulyparade.com Plan your summer now.  

MoBand is Coming!

By Chris Murphy The time has come Modesto! Summer is here and it is time for the biggest party all summer long.  Picture this; a big brass band, a bandshell, a park, with food, drink, wine, and fun sounds like the perfect evening.  Add to this 3,000 of your best friends, blankets, and picnic baskets and you have a hall of fame slice of Americana, or Modestocana as we like to say.  Yes friends, MoBand season is here. MoBand has been going strong since 1919 and the 2017 theme is “Havin’ Fun!” Music starts at 8:00 pm  Get your blankets out early. June 8 -  Stax of Wax   June 15 - Stage Struck June 22 - Ladies’ Nite Night at the Bowl – June June 29 - Salute the U.S.A. 13 – Mancini Bowl July 6 - Summer of Love MoBand needs you. It takes a July 13 - Fun, Fun, Fun lot of time, effort and money to www.modestoband.org make MoBand happen and here is where you come in. Please come out and support Night at the Bowl on June 13th in Mancini Bowl.  There will be restaurant sampling from Modesto’s best JUNE – OCTOBER Craft Vendors eateries, wine and beer from 1ST FRIDAY Food Carts Modesto’s best wineries and OF THE MONTH breweries and music from Third Music in the Plaza Party and the In the Mood Band Games for your entertainment enjoyment. You can even dance on the STREET PLAZA And More BETWEEN J AND K STREETS famous Mancini Bowl.  Tix are VENDORS only $40 and you can get them at WANTED More info and application the 4th Floor Parks office at 10th can be found on domopartnership.org St Place or from a MoBand Board domopartnership.org/1stfriday of Director.  

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i t fi f a r G n a c i r e Am l a v i t s e F & w o h Car S

19th Annual North Modesto Kiwanis

Weekend of June 10 & 11, 2017

Saturday - 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. & Sunday - 10 A.M. to 3 P.M. Awards at 2P.M. 400 TUOLUMNE BLVD. MODESTO CA. (OFF Highway 99 & Muni Golf Course)

Admission $10 - Children under 12 free! - Public Parking on Golf Course

Saturday, June 10, 2017 - Starting 10 A.M. Movie Stars - Candy Clark & Bo Hopkins

• Gene Winfield - Car Guru • Exotic cars like Lamborghini and Maserati • The VINE RADIO station broadcasting Saturday and Sunday - LIVE!!! • Journey Revisited & Women of Rock-Lady GuuGuu, Tina Turner, Stevie Kicks

The Firestone 805 / 105.5 The River Stage 11:30 A.M. To 1 P.M. ZZ Ray Vaughn 1:30 P.M. To 2:30 Woman Of Rock 3:P.M. To 4:30 Journey Revisited

Friday Night rade a P r a C d e n io t Sanc !! ly for entrants on

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

OVER 1200 + VINTAGE CARS + DJs & Elvis + OVER 100 VENDORS • FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY • FOOD • GAMES • RIDES MODVIEW2016

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