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As a Murphy, March, and St. Patrick’s Day in particular, is one of our favorite times of the year. Why you ask? Because everyone is honorary Irish and a Murphy for a day and that means we are all family. That is what we have here at ModestoView with our ViewCrew and our amazing Modesto friends.  We are so glad you are here, so glad you read ModestoView and we appreciate this conversation we have all year long.  I, and my family of Murphy Girls toast and raise a pint to you all.  We hope to see you at Murphy’s Pub at Luckyfest on the 12th and at P. Wexford’s on the 17th during this special month.   We celebrate our community heritage and our relationships.  Erin Go Bragh.   This year is going abnormally fast.  Mardi Gras was early, February whizzed by and now it is March.  Not only that, Before you can say St. Patrick’s Day, it will be Spring Break the last week of the month.  So that is why this “Spring in to Action” issue is so important as we all get fit for the Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon and we pack up the family truckster for spring break vacations. So many things to do, so many places to see and so many people to meet around the greater Modesto Area.  Plus the hills around Modesto are an emerald Irish green and it feels like Ireland for Spring Break. We have a new View starting this month as we explore our local history.  We need to know our own history. We have to know why our

area is special and learn about the cool things that happened here and some of the places that are still here today to see. This month we find LaGrange and each month we will celebrate our authenticity, our reason for being, the real things that make the BRAND of what and who Modesto is.  Who we are is the foundation what we say to the rest of the world.  It is real, it is fun, it is exciting and the more we know about who we are and where we come from, the more civic pride we will create.  That is why I started ModestoView 18 years ago, to celebrate our city and “Serve Civic Pride Daily”. That is our mission pure and simple.  Oh yeah, and have a blast doing it.  From the Gold Rush, to our agriculture and wine, to the birth of Rockabilly and as the intergalactic home of American Graffiti we have a lot to celebrate.  This is who we are. Let’s fly our flag. This issue would not be in your hands if it weren’t for the fabulous local businesses that advertise here.  These are not just advertisers, they are our partners.  This is like a race team and we are all working together to make sure it all works.  They power our magazine and we power them with out amazing readers that shop local.  We need to make sure that we shop

local whenever we can. We don’t want to lose one more special business. Service and a smile, that is what we can all give each other so we make our community stronger.    Thank you for reading, thank you for being our ModestoView friends. Chris Murphy Publisher / Founder – ModestoView chrism@modestoview.com

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We have many superheroes in our community and there are many special things that have been accomplished.   Husband and wife team Dr. Calvin Lee and Dr. Tammy Wu are Modesto Marathon superheroes and were the starting sponsorship and energy that has helped turned the Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon into a racing favorite that has become a key stop on the way to the Boston Marathon and other classics. One of the fantastic things about Modesto are the people that get in there and make a difference, with ideas, with effort with leadership and most importantly, a commitment of their time.  ModestoView appreciates people like Calvin and Tammy and we hope that they inspire others to see a possibility and make it happen.  Check out their website, learn about them and see how they work to help connect our community and lace up your running shoes and join them at the SAMM March 20.   www.surgerytoday.com   www.modestomarathon.com  These superheroes were brought to life by our award-winning photo-illustrator  Michael J Mangano. 

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– St. Patrick’s Day Festivities –

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veryone is Irish in March. So join the ViewCrew in many of the celebrations in Modesto.  Of course any bar / restaurant that is worth anything will be offering the traditional specials on March 17, especially Firkin and Fox, P. Wexfords, O’Reilly’s, Donoby’s and other.  Here are some special bashes.

Luckyfest March 12 – Downtown Modesto 

by Kaye Osborn

Margie Butler and Paul Espinzoa formed Golden Bough in January of 1980. They perform traditional music of the seven Celtic Nation.  They are very popular and internationally known travelling to Europe every year.  I got to know them very well as they always performed at Lakewood School, even teaching after-school penny whistle classes.  Kathy Sierra joined them in April of 2001.  They have released 30 recordings of Celtic and original music. Margie also is the director of the Central Valley Youth Ensemble.  The children play harp, penny-whistle and guitar.  This group entertains at senior facilities and churches.    On March 6, Golden Bough will perform a 3:00 PM family friendly St. Patrick’s Day Concert here in Modesto at Congregation Beth Shalom.  You can contact CBS at (209) 571-606 or email info@cbsmodesto.org.  You can alos join Golden Bough on an Alaskan cruise during July.  Form more information about the cruise email www.mostrosetravel.com/Goldenboughalaska. Interview with Golden Bough: internationally known Celtic band Margie Butler, Paul Espinoza and Kathy Sierra The band found it’s name from a series of magical and mythical books written by James Fraser. The author explains the miracle of the golden bough.  It was believed that mistletoe was magical because when the sun would shine upon the mistletoe, the mistletoe would glow brilliantly.  Supposedly, the sun got its power from mistletoe and mistletoe received it’s power from the sun.  So, in 1980, after much discussion, it was decided they would be called Golden Bough. There was a time they toured endlessly, performing 250 gigs a year. They have been performing since the 70’s and have seen the music landscape change dramatically.  Here are some of their favorites: Favorite instrument: M: harp P: guitar K: violin Who do you admire:  M & P: the Pope K:  Tom Petty Favorite band: M: The Chieftains P:  The Beatles K.:  Spice Girls  Hobbies:

Enter the magic of an entire city with 25 pubs built for just one day at 11th and K Streets. Enjoy Peterson’s Pipe House, Murphy’s Pub, MacGowen’s Karaoke Bar, Irish Chicken Coop, Jameson General Hospital, Dancetronauts, and even a giant castle.   This is fun from 3 pm till the wee hours, $12 advance and $20 Fastpass available.  @luckyfest  Chris Ricci, Damsweet, and Guinness present this amazing Irish event. ModestoView is proud to be a sponsor and come visit us at Murphy’s. 21+ only http://www.modestoluckyfest.com/  

P Wexford’s St. Patrick’s Day – March 17 M & P: Gardening, cooking reading, writing, love cats K: Gardening, helping friends with nutrition ideas, sipping fresh coffe3 while writing music Favorite Quote K:  “Music speaks where the words leave off.”  From a French film, Tous Les Matins Du Monde

This is the MAMA Award winning all day St. Patrick’s Day on THE DAY. Yes friend, Guinness, Jameson, Murphy’s, Corned Beef & Cabbage, Leprechauns, live music from Rattle and Hum, Johnny & Kelly, games and so much more. This is a grand Modesto tradition and you will have a blast all day long.  Doors open at 2 pm, 21+ only.  

Bueller’s Bash – March 17 – Battered Beaver – Oakdale

Live from Ireland, the ONOFF band will be one of 6 bands playing, Irish drink specials and a special birthday celebration for Rock 96.7’s Joey Bueller. 4 pm opening till the wee hours.  21+ only.  108 N Yosemite, Oakdale  Check www.modestoview.com for more St. Patrick’s events as we get closer to the big day March 17.

What ice cream flavor would you be: M: Orange sherbet P: Cherry Garcia K: Caramel-infused rocky road concoction Prized Possession: M:  My cat, Fiona P:  A painting by Gill Dillinger that shows a beautiful French stream K:  My Iphone 6s Something people don’t know about you: M:  An avid sleeper P:  Loves Edgar Rich Burroughs books We both speak German and live in Modesto. K:  I lean toward socialism in principle. Favorite Venue: M: A ruined castle in Hungary in 1989  We crossed the border into Hungary when all visitors were scrutinized.  During the week we were there, we experienced the elation and joy of the wall coming down.  It was historic! P: An Italian winery in Florence followed by a five hour, seven-course meal K: Freight and Salvage in Berkeley Dream line-up: P:  play with Paul McCartney or Bob Dylan or Garth Brooks or any of the amazing Celtic musicians K:  For Golden Bough to add a fourth member: a bass player

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PUBLISHER INFORMATION

HISTORY

PUBLISHER Chris Murphy chrism@modestoview.com

Historic LaGrange Story and Photos by Lloyd Ploutz

MANAGING EDITOR Brandilyn Brown

Art Director / Designer Peter Grimaldi pete@pgrimaldicreative.com Contributing Artist Michael J. Mangano

All over your body, they have travelled— slow and gentle, careful not to hurt themselves along your windy paths.

SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGERS Madison Murphy – Adobe Specialist Abbey Murphy – Berkeley Correspondent Russ Allsup - Hollywood Correspondent Brandon Brush - Modesto correspondent

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by Sam Pierstorff, #NinjaPoet

slugging shots of honey whiskey, watching you all night leaning over the bar, legs so long an airplane could land on your hamstrings. I want you more than you want me. We both know that. But still you flirt with your miles of experience, your wide open roads that men can’t stop chasing.

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Dear 26.2-Mile Run I have been drinking a lot lately,

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CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Jim Christiansen Aaron Rowan Kaye Osborn Jennifer Allsup Middagh Goodwin Efren Martinez Mike Vanek Javier Lopez Leia Johnson Dana Johnson Earl Mathews Mary Layton Monica Barber Ken White Blia Vang Brandilyn Brown Brianna Mooney Maryann Spikes

POETRY

RODEO TIME

Come early and stay late for the La Grange Rodeo. The Historic Town of La Grange requests your attendance on Rodeo Weekend.  Party and eat Friday, and Saturday at the La Grange Saloon. Then watch a World Class Rodeo on Sunday April 3rd. Bring the family and visit the La Grange Museum, 1855 Catholic Church, 1858 IOOF Lodge Hall, 1875 School House, original 1852 Jail House, 1854 Adobe Stable, walk across the downtown river bridge and visit the oldest (1858) continuous operating mercantile store in Stanislaus County. Follow Modesto’s Yosemite Avenue, Highway 132 East passed Waterford for 15 miles to great fun!! La Grange is one of our counties best kept secrets.  The town was one of our first County Seats in 1885 before going to Knights Ferry in 1862.  There was a population of over 4,000 people.  Gold mining started in La Grange in 1850 on the Tuolumne River at French Bar near the town.   La Grange had every type of business (and I do mean every kind) going on in 1855.  Gold was everywhere, even in the dirt streets where it can be found today. There are four types of gold mining.  Panning by hand along the streams and rivers,

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Hard rock mining by digging tunnels into the ground and into the hills. Then, there was the Hydraulic Water Monitors used to wash the hills away under great pressure.  Finally, there was the Gold Dredgers.  La Grange is the only mining community in the eleven western states to have had all four aspects of gold mining in its district. Wonderful history abounds with memories of the shootout, hangings, parties, dances, rodeo’s and annual homecoming events that was just a small part of a terrific mining town right in your back yard.  We will see you Sunday, April 3rd.  Do not forget to come up to La Grange every second Sunday, 7 am to 11 am for a great Miners Breakfast for only 6 gold nuggets ($6). Saddle up and join us for the fun.

Others pound your pavement like machine gun fire, stomp, stomping along, thinking only of their own time, their own personal best. They never look down, never admire the mature road you’ve become, your dark, poreless skin, your edges of soft grass and golden wheat fields. I am sorry that I have been with your friends— 5Ks, half-marathons, mud runs that left me feeling so dirty I’ve had to hose myself off at a gas station, but it’s always been you that I want so badly. I think near daily about it, what it will take to get me out there—next to you, on top of you, gliding along every curve, letting you wear me down, exhaust me until I am breathless on my knees, praying that you will let me finish.

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ART Young At Art by Jim Christiansen

March does take off with a bang this month. “Young at Art,” the annual student show opens at Mistlin Gallery, with a run to March 19, where it finishes with an artist reception and Awards Ceremony at 2:30 pm.  Student art featured in several age categories and media, from preschool to High School.  Open Studio maps are available March 1, at Mistlin Gallery, Carnegie Arts Center, Chartreuse Muse, The Artist Loft, Crow Trading, Oakdale Chamber of Commerce, Modesto Convention and Visitors Bureau.  Maps are $10, and Students 18 and under get in FREE with a map holder.  Stanislaus Artist Open Studio now has 81 artists, at 43 locations.  This year the raffle drawing for the 6 $200 gift certificates, good to spend at one of the studios of your choice on the tour, will be done by Art Walk Night in April, in advance of the tour, with time to plan your trip.  More information on that next month. There are a few shows in progress from last month.  Mary Bucknam Oil Paintings featured at McHenry Museum to March 6.  Nadine Barret among artists featured at Still Smoking.  “Welcome to the Pacific” featuring Artist Dean De Cocker at the Main Street Gallery, and “Missing Volumes” by Christian Hali at the Building Imagination Center, both CSUS galleries on Main Street in Turlock, run through March 24. Carolyn Huff Photography Gallery will feature Artist, poet, author Georgene Lang through March. Central Valley Art Festival will run two nights of pop up art show at Stanislaus State, March 4 and 5, 7 pm to Midnight.  For more information on that one, see www. centralvalleyartfestival.com  If you’d like to take and oil painting class, refer to last month’s Art

View for David Bienkowski’s 6 class course, March 10 to April 11. The Central California Art Showcase artists beware the ides of March, is the March 14 receiving date. March 4 is the announcement of acceptance, and the show will open at both the Mistlin Gallery and Carnegie Arts Center April 1 to May 27. Art Walk maps change this month, with a new listing of venues featuring local artists listed for the Downtown Modesto Third Thursday.  The map will be good until September.  Some changes being floated for Art Walk, and patrons and artists might want to weigh in with some suggestions.  Our every month schedule is one of the few art communities that put and art walk on, but the frequency of our monthly get out downtown event might change.  An “Art Alley” is proposed from J Street down to the Chartreuse Muse, that may include more murals to those walls, and pop up opportunities for artists to expand opportunities to show.  As yet to be organized, including how to apply, fees if any, etc.  This has been interactive event

for over a decade, so if a fan of art walk, patron, participating artist, get some feedback into the project. Website is www.modestoartwalk.com  For Pop Up street artists, I met one this art walk by Preservation Coffee.  Evan, with hand crafted crystal and mineral pieces for healing crystal art.  Always check out our downtown venues off the map, for the local artists, poets, musicians they may have on hand, during the monthly Third Thursday Outing. The “Art of Justice” art show and fundraiser for the Stani-

slaus Family Justice Center returns for another great show, where local artists are paired with the works of the centers younger student artists with a theme or message, to produce and inspired work of art donated to the fundraising effort. My pick this year involves the exercise of “The Monster in Me” with “hecka colors, hecka legs.  Show will be staged at the Center on I Street, March 23.  Over 77 works of art worked on this year.

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Take a Beercation at 10East Kitchen & Taphouse BREW

by Brandilyn Brown and Christopher Mitchell

With hubbub always happening in downtown Modesto, it’s easy to forget Turlock has a great little strip of it’s own, too! In a city not even a hop away (pun!) you can experience quite an array of beers accompanied with great food. 10East is the perfect spot to turn your spring break staycation into a beercation! Co-Owner and craft beer enthusiast Derek Walker took our tastebuds on a journey from Europe, to Southeast Asia and back again with so many stops along the way. With 30 beers on tap rotated frequently and even more options in bottles, you will want to return often so you don’t miss out on the chance to try new, unique selections. Their beverage menu has something for everyone. Yes, they are gurus in craft beer, but they also have unique cocktails (try the George Carlin!) as well as a great wine list. After trying the Indigeny Blackberry Cider, it was an immediate favorite. It wasn’t dry like ciders tend to be. It was very smooth and perfectly juicy! Give it a try with a shot of Jameson to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Along our beercation, we asked Derek some questions. MV: Why Turlock? DW: We knew that downtown Turlock would be a perfect fit for our concept. Dust Bowl’s success, only 1 block away from our location, helped open the door for true fans of craft beer in our community. We thought that had created a solid platform of which we could help build upon. Even 3 years ago when we opened our doors, craft locations in our region were few

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and far between, so it was really cool to have two great places within walking distance of one another downtown. We have a great partnership down here that has become a destination for a lot of regional craft beer fans. MV: What got you into craft beer? DW: I know it sounds cliché, but it was a beer called “Pliny the Elder”. Up to that point I never cared for IPAs. That turned out to be a beneficial problem because, ironically, it is impossible to find Pliny anywhere near Turlock. I thought, “There must be something I could find locally that would compare.”  I started drinking every IPA I could get my hands on trying to chase that dragon. My palate developed from there and it opened up an entire new world of beer for me. In a way, I think I try to put a lot of that experience into what I provide on my tap lists. I get excited when guests try something for the first time and it blows their mind. Especially seasoned craft beer aficionados. If you can impress them, you know you’re providing something very special. I always tell them, “Every time you walk in that door it should feel like Christmas because there’s something special on the menu you’ve never tried, or have only heard about. If that isn’t the case, then I’m not doing my job.” And I truly mean that. Last year alone we drove over 10,000 miles to pick up beer from breweries that don’t have regional distribution. Literally the only place you could get those beers would be to come

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of these dishes for our guests without them breaking the bank to eat here. Since day one, we wanted to be sure that we were a place you could afford to go to a couple times a week instead of just a “Special Occasion” restaurant. to our taproom and enjoy them. Breweries like Societe, Beachwood BBQ, Double Mountain, Breakside, Crux Fermentation Project, just to name a few. It’s worth every single mile. MV: And why not pair good craft beer with food! DW: That was the most important aspect to us. When you walk into our restaurant and look at the menu, you don’t see a lot of standard fare you would find at similar locations. We almost want you to feel a bit out of your comfort zone by ordering something you’ve never tried before. Technically, we are a “Gastropub”, but I think we take it a bit further than that. Our main goal has always been to provide originality in all aspects of what we do, and I think our menu is our crowning achievement. We travel to a lot of large metro areas across the country that are at the forefront of the culinary industry in order to develop our menus. We try a lot of new things and think to ourselves, how do we bring this back to Turlock and effectively re-create it. A few of those dishes we currently have on the menu are our Shrimp & Grits, Mojo Chicken, and Duck Poutine (Brandi’s note: we didn’t try the duck.) What’s great is that we can provide all

MV: Beatles or Stones? DW: Stones! What did we try aside from the mojito chicken and the shrimp & grits? The Total Pig burger, the wood fired Thai Chicken Pizza on glutenfree crust, chicken and waffles with Crystal hot sauce and maple syrup, and fries drenched in a Habanero Sculpin IPA cheese sauce. Vegan friends: they have a delightful Thai dish made with Gardien, which is a soy chicken substitute that had Mr. Mitchell fooled that it was actually chicken! We loved everything we tried! Of the 12 beers we sampled, the Rip Current smoked dopplebock “Delaminator” and the Societe Brewing Co IPA “The Apprentice” were our favorites. The bartenders, who are all Cicerone Beer Servers (it’s like a wine sommelier, but for beer!), are all perfectly trained to take you on a beercation too, so come find your new favorite beer, and share it with us!

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PERFORMANCE A Time to Perform in March by Kaye Osborn There is nothing more rewarding than directing and producing a musical with young performers. The actors in the Lakewood production of Sleepy Hollow have rehearsed with enthusiasm, energy and vibrancy.  I am so very proud of this year’s show.  We would love to see you in the audience.  I also had the opportunity to meet with Leslie Larson of Central West Ballet.  If you haven’t seen CWB dancers, catch them this month when they perform Rat Pack in Revue.  Do read my interview with an amazing Celtic group Golden Bough and catch them at Beth Shalom also in this issue.

March Arts Madness – 

Gallo Center for the Arts

March madness is not just for basketball. It is also an exciting way for us to celebrate the arts here in Modesto. This month, the Gallo Center

for the Arts is launching a fund drive for new members and donors that are interested in a vibrant, energetic and artistic Modesto.   The Gallo Center is an example of something that everything that was predicted would happen and did happen. Let’s make it even better.  The Gallo Center for the Arts has energized downtown, lead to new growth and business investment.  Consider a donation and join the ViewCrew in supporting at www.galloarts.org Here’s what happening in our neck of the woods!  

Gallo Center Abba Mania Friday, March 4: 8 PM

Broadway’s Next Hit Musical Sat., March 5: 8 PM Miss Nelson is Missing Sun., March 6: 2 PM   Clifford the Big Red Dog Live Sun., March 13:  2 PM  

Rat Pack in Revue, CWB Fri., March 18- Sat., March 19: 7:30 PM   Kristin Chenoweth Thursday, March 24: 7:30 PM   TOP:  Sister Helen Prejean Mon., March 28:  7:30 PM $100 VIP Package:  seats in the two front rows and a private catered reception with Sister Helen following her speech.   Lakewood School Sleepy Hollow Fri, March 4:  6:30 PM, Sat., March 5: 1:30 PM interpreted for the Deaf, Sat., March 5: 6:30 PM Contact Kaye Osborn at chaos_ born@att.net   Prospect Theater Death of a Salesman March 4- March 12   The Death of Walt Disney March 20:  2 PM  

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Congregation Beth Shalom Golden Bough Celtic Music Concert for St. Patrick’s Day March 6: 3 PM Email: infor@cbsmodesto.org   Downey High School Presents Camelot March 11- March 20 Downey High Auditorium   The Elephant Man MJC Auditorium March 24, 25, 26, 31, April 1,2 Shows are at 7:30 pm Thoroughly Modern Millie Johansen High School March 3-6  Johansen Auditorium   The Fantastiks The longest running play on Broadway comes to CSU Stanislaus March 3-5, 10-12 at 8:00 p.m. March 6, 13 at 2 p.m. Studio Theatre

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CHEF All in “Flavor” of Irish Luck say “I”

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by Dana Johnson

Hey Bartender!

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

By Cody Baldwin

Once upon a time there was a fanciful Lepre-

chaun (lol, it’s me!) that could smell the aromas of corned beef swirling in the air throughout all the land (in Modesto) following the path (on McHenry), to a quaint cottage looking establishment (P. Wexford’s Pub!) to satisfy more than a whim, (a major St. Patrick’s Day Party experience!), where everyone is Irish (at least for a day!) Step into the folktale and let the shenanigans begin! Imagine the smile upon my face when asked; Do you want to “Get Lucky”, “Kilt It”, and encounter a “Dublin Donkey”? Yes, yes, and yes! Blushing, these are some of the specialty cocktails on the bar menu at P. Wexford’s Pub for festive St. Patty’s Day season. On March 17th you will also find green beer, Guinness Girls, Irish whiskey and beer reps doing promotional giveaways all day long! The doors open at 11am for this 14-hour bright green extravaganza! Music starts a 2pm. 2 bands and 2 DJ’s outside, and Rattle & Hum will be playing inside! $10 cover charge starts at 2pm and increases through the night, so get there early! P. Wexford’s Pub (PWP) opened 18 years ago, which is an incredible feat for the restaurant business. Owner, Roman Wagner has also brought Modesto the Boardroom and Rivets. PWP has 2 veteran managers since 2006 Ron Hurst and Stephanie Dillon, which certainly explains the consistent stellar experience you will have each time you visit. Both are natives of Modesto. Stephanie was gracious with her time and answering my questions while still tending to all her patrons first, respectfully! She is married, 2 children ages 5 & 8, likes Mc Henry Bowl, Dewz, Minnie’s, & Nino’s. She told me the best about PWP is “It’s like a local ‘Cheers’ bar where everyone is friends & if you’re not, you will make new ones!”

Savoring the best for last, the food! OMG the carnivore in me was drooling, lip licking, & yes, scarfing! Corned beef and bacon together, melted cheese, garlic fries & more melted cheese, yes you read it correctly, soooooo Dana~licious! Try an Irish melt burger with onion slaw & sautéed cabbage on marbled rye or Shepheard’s Pie with ground lamb and Guinness stew topped with mashed potatoes, sour cream, and shredded cheddar, you’ll thank me! St. Patty’s Day menu has a 12 choice menu full of Irish favs! Enjoy traditional corned beef & cabbage, hoagies, wraps and Rueben’s galore! *Big special thank you to DAYDREAMS & NIGHTMARES for the Leprechaun costume! Reserve your rental now or shop for some festive accessories! Modesto View signature question Beatles or Stones? Stephanie, Beatles. Before smacking her with my shillelagh stick, she said “classics” and still popular from back in the day as her father in law is a huge fan, I could tell she simply needs to join me at a Stones concert to get it!

P. Wexford’s 3313 Mc Henry Ave. Modesto, CA 95350 (209) 576-7939

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“So an Irish man walks out of a bar”; it’s been a long standing joke since 1892. Being halfIrish I’ve heard them all, but being half-Irish I also know a thing or two about whiskey, Irish whiskey specifically. What does it take to be considered an Irish whiskey you ask? Three things, it has to be 80 proof, it has to be aged a minimum of 3 years, and you guessed it; it must be made in Ireland. While there are plenty of great brands on the market Jameson has been around since 1810 and happens to be the number-one seller worldwide, and that’s why the Twisted Pig has it. Now whether you prefer your whiskey neat, with a pickle back, or in one of our craft cocktails, you can never go wrong with our “Coffee Break”: a blend of Jameson, butterscotch, coffee and cream served up with a house made doughnut hole. Now if that doesn’t warm you up under your kilt, I’m not sure what will, and speaking of kilts: we have St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner. Thankfully Modesto has a bunch of great bars to celebrate at. I’ll finish up with my favorite Mark Twain quote, “Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is never enough.” Slainte! Cody Baldwin Manager/Bartender of the Twisted Pig

Dana~licious original limerick & recipe;

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UNPLUGGED V For Virtuoso, Part One

Where To Invade Next (R)-Doc Opens Fri. Mar. 11 at 7 p.m.

by Aaron Rowan FREE SCIENCE PROGRAM FOR ALL

It’s beginning to look a lot like MUMfest! Our annual acoustic festival is still a month away, but this being the 5th anniversary event, we’re taking the entire month of April to showcase the wide range of sounds we enjoy curating. We have even partnered with a few of our favorite regional presenters to make their April happenings part of our fest. This year is so big that it’s going to take two columns to preview all the Modesto Unplugged Music Festival has to offer. Our opening night party on Saturday 4/2 will take place in newly opened venue The Portal, a converted warehouse space at 1324 Coldwell Ave. across from MJC. The popular foothill family band Faux Renwah are headlining the evening, performing old-time and Gold Rushera songs. The fun starts at 7 PM, with $15 admission. Sunday afternoon 4/3, one of the brightest young bluegrass stars in California, AJ Lee, will headline a showcase at Center Stage Conservatory, on the lower level of the City Center building, 948 11th St. AJ recently won her 6th title as Best Female Vocalist at the Northern California Bluegrass Awards. Jason Winfree of local bluegrass group Red Dog Ash will open the concert in a duo act with his daughter Ida. Doors at 2:30, concert at 3:00, $15 at the door. Wednesday 4/6, we have the honor of hosting the CD release event for local troubadour Neil Buettner, one of Modesto’s hardest-working performers. He’s just about finished with his second album of pop/rock originals, and will be joined by fellow songwriters Boscoe’s Brood (Turlock, CA) and Ginger Bones (visiting from Minneapolis, MN.) Barking Dog Grill, 940 11th St., starting at 7 PM. $5 cover. Friday 4/8, our regularly scheduled Music At The GMC concert series features Celtic/ traditional trio Halfpence & Haypenny. With influences from Medieval Europe to the back cabins of Appalachia, this trio takes you on an auditory tour that weaves bardic storytelling with the folk traditions. Also appearing are central valley Celtic staple Cooking With Turf, mainly presenting Irish and Scottish tunes, but also boasting a repertoire of Canadian, New England, Appalachian, British, Breton and Galician traditional music as well. Gottschalk Music Center recital room, 1502 E. St. Doors

Harnessing Fusion: Creating a Sun on Earth Followed by STAR TREK: INTO THE DARKNESS (PG-13) Sat. Mar. 12 at 2:30 p.m.

GUN CRAZY

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Free for MFS members Sun. Mar. 13 at 2 p.m.

at 7, concert at 7:30, $15 general, free for kids twelve and under. Saturday 4/9, MUMF partner Jason Winfree presents the season finale of his bluegrass series at the West Side Theatre (1331 Main St., Newman), featuring his band Red Dog Ash along with fellow award-winning California bluegrass act Windy Hill. General admission is $12, reserved seating $15. Doors at 6:30, music at 7:30. Sunday 4/10, Sunday Afternoons at CBS (presented by Modesto Unplugged member Tina Driskill) hosts its season finale with Jaffa Road. Grand prize winners of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and twice nominated for a Juno Award, they are one of Canada’s most exciting and innovative world music groups. Listeners experience original and ancient poetry in Hebrew, English and Spanish intertwined with electrifying improvisations, belly-dance rhythms, and pulsing dub grooves. 3 PM at Congregation Beth Shalom, 1705 Sherwood Ave. $25 general, $20 seniors/students,

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$7 children. Tuesday 4/12, our partners at Townsend Opera hold the latest in their recital series. Cast members of their upcoming production ‘Dead Man Walking’ will perform opera numbers at Café Deva, 1202 J St., at 7:30 PM. Tickets are available by calling 209-523-6426. Wednesday 4/13, we’ll introduce something totally new to our programming - a musical meditation session with Kamini Natarajan, one of the leading young classical Indian music singers. Originally from India but now living in southern California, Kamini will share her mix of ragas, kirtans and original compositions. 6 PM at the Peer Recovery Art Project Gallery, 1222 J St. starting at 6 PM. Donations will be accepted for this event. Next month, we’ll talk about the second half of the lineup, with some awesome orchestral, classical, vocal, gypsy jazz, and countryrock music in the mix. You can learn more about these and our other showcases at www. modestounplugged.com.

New York Film Critics Series Sneak Preview

THE CONFIRMATION

(PG-13)

A quiet father-and-son weekend turns into the adventure of a lifetime Wed. Mar. 16 at 7:30 p.m. Modesto Film Society presents

THE SOUND of MUSIC

(G-1965)

The beloved musical starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer Sun. Mar. 20 at 2 p.m.

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A Plateful of Pasta

Spaghetti western, plus dinner, live music Sat. Apr. 22 at 6 p.m.

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ARCHITECTURE Modesto Landmarks By Barrett Lipomi

March Movies

March is often the month where seasons start to change in Modesto and our residents get outdoors to enjoy all that our town has to offer. So I thought this would be a great month to encourage you to get out and explore the amazing historic buildings and sites in Modesto.  Did you know that the City has designated 59 Landmark Preservation Sites?  Several of them you would likely recognize; the McHenry Mansion or the former downtown post office for example.  However, there are numerous other historic sites and structures that have likely gone unnoticed by many. Of the 59 landmarks in Modesto the majority of them are within downtown and the Graceada Park neighborhood.  This makes for an amazing opportunity to bike or walk these historic neighborhoods and take in wonderful examples of early 20th century architecture.  In fact, the Modesto Art Museum has hosted guided tours through these neighborhoods and currently has self-guided tours available to download for free online at: http://modestoartmuseum.org/programs/modesto-architectureguides/. Ten of Modesto’s landmarks date back to the nineteenth century.  One of my favorite surviving buildings from this era is the former Modesto News Herald Building at 726 10th street.  This rectangular cut-stone building was built in 1894 and is Modesto’s oldest commercial structure still housing a business.  Another landmark from the nineteenth century that you may have passed by and not noticed is the Turner Hitching post which dates back to 1871.  Take a walk down 14th street between K and L streets and see if you can find it. As you walk through the Graceada Park

neighborhood, be sure to visit the park itself. Graceada Park, which was donated in 1914, is a city landmark and was designed by John McLaren, who was also the designer of Golden Gate Park in San Francisco.  Graceada Park has a tree of such significance that it too has been designated a landmark.  The Bunya Bunya tree located on the southeastern side of the park rises nearly 120’ tall and was a gift from the Native Sons of the Golden West in 1916. There is an amazing history housed in each one of these great community landmarks.  I encourage you walk around downtown and through our historic neighborhoods and take in these wonderful structures and sites.  Most of the landmarks are designated with a special tile, so get out there and see how many you can discover.  Post pictures of your discoveries on your social media sites and share with friends! (#modestoview) If you are interested in finding more about Modesto’s Landmarks, visit the McHenry Museum at 1401 I Street.

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NONPROFIT Support the Walk-A-Mile by Chris Murphy Join ModestoView in our support to Walk a Mile in Her Shoes so we can help stop sexual abuse & domestic violence. We will also be walking for making sure that there is a safe place for women to go to escape abusive relationships. Please check this out and sponsor the ModestoViewCrew team. Thank you. http://www.firstgiving.com/team/317234 Learn more about Walk a Mile in Her Shoes http://www.havenwalkamile.org/

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You’re funny, but you don’t look Jewish! Saturday, March 19th • 7:30pm

Jewish Comedy Night and Wine Tasting Event

It’s all about the flowers. Camellias that is.  One of Modesto’s longest running traditions will be presented to the community for free at the Gallo Winery Administration Building.  There are two cool reasons to go;  1) The Camellias are stunning and beautiful and a showcase for our local green thumb talent.   2) You get to see the inside of the Gallo Winery building.  This is a rare opportunity to see this cool building and the awesome flowers on display.  

Modesto Camellia Show

Date: March 19 and 20, 2016 Time: Doors open for entrants at 6:00 am, open to the public at 1:00 pm Location: Ernest & Julio Gallo Administration Building 600 Yosemite Blvd. Modesto, CA 95354 Contact: Pete Warner: (209) 576. 0831 Marvin Bort: (209) 537. 9945

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Italian, African American, Indian and Vietnamese American Jewish stand-up comedians Mike Capozzola, Gina Gold, Samson Koletkar and Joe Nguyen will share the stage and their own experiences about being ‘undercover’ members of the tribe! The show has sold out performances in the USA & Canada.

Tickets: $25/advance or $30/door

http://jewishcomedynight.brownpapertickets.com or through the CBS office www.cbsmodesto.org • 209-571-6060 • info@cbsmodesto.org 1705 Sherwood Avenue, Modesto, CA Co-sponsored by the E. & J. Gallo Winery and The Wine Group MODVIEW2016

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MJC: Growing and Creating Opportunity

Dr. Jill Stearns Modesto is a college town. Yes it’s true.   Modesto Junior College is one of the early locations of the Community College system.  61 Students were on the JC Campus in 1921 and today there are over 19,000.  MJC was the place that set George Lucas on a path of higher education where he studied anthropology. Other notables include, Dot Jones, Ray Lankford, Jeff Moorad, Lindsay Pearce, Jeremy Renner and others.     There are some amazing things happening at the campus, and under the leadership of MJC President  Dr. Jill Stearns, the planning and organization of her team and their focus on student success and access is setting MJC up for a bright future.  One of the most exciting projects is that MJC will be offering a 4 year program starting fall 2016. This pilot baccalaureate degree is a Bachelors of Respiratory Care that will be offered in the new state of the art Glacier Hall on the West Campus. This trend of being able to get a 4-year degree from our own local college could be a game changer for both MJC and Modesto.  MJC is rich in sports, arts, academics and is a leading school for ag science.   Let’s learn more about MJC and about Dr. Jill Stearns. Jill brings with her experience, leadership and a commitment to get things done.  She has a Ph.D in Community College Leadership, Walden University, an M.S. in Instructional Technology, National University – San Diego, CA and a B.S. in Business Administration, California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo, CA.   We wanted to find out what drives her to make MJC great.   ModestoView:  Why is MJC so valuable to a city like Modesto? Jill Stearns:  MJC provides access to higher education for everyone. Through our dual enrollment programs, we have students earning college credit while in high school. In some cases we even have junior high school students successfully completing courses. We also have students that come to college late in life; fulfilling their dream of a degree after retiring from a successful career.   MV: How important is the link between local business and the MJC programs? JS: Our connection with local employers is critical to ensure that our programs prepare students for today’s workforce. Each of our career technical education programs has an advisory committee comprised of local busi-

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ness owners and representatives that guide our program development and revision. MV: There have been so many new projects and buildings established with the Measure E funds, what are some of the biggest accomplishments? JS: We are thrilled with the community support of Measure E that provided the opportunity to build new instructional spaces that will serve our community for many generations. The construction of the Ag Pavilion, Science Community Center, and Glacier Hall have forever changed the landscape of our West Campus and brought new opportunity for learning. I’m also very thankful for and proud of the renovation of our facilities that has been possible through Measure E. The Library & Learning Resource Center, Performing and Media Arts Center, Founders Hall, and Center for Advanced Technologies have benefited from massive renovation. Many more projects have focused on the infrastructure, mechanical systems, roads, and walkways that are not

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nearly as exciting, but important elements of the physical campus. MV: What do you think is the biggest misconception about MJC? JS: The one that is shared by all community colleges –that we should not be the preferred choice of well-prepared students.   MV: How can MJC make a more successful transition to a 4 –year university for many students? JS: Much has been accomplished in this area over the last several years. MJC has developed more than 20 associate degrees for transfer that align specifically with the CSU system allowing a student to complete an associate’s degree, then bachelor’s degree in 120 units. MJC is also working closely with CSU Stanislaus to develop guided pathways for students seeking transfer between our institutions.   MV: How excited are you about the Bachelors in Respiratory Science degree and do you think

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you will expand your 4-year offerings? JS: Being selected as one of the 15 pilot baccalaureate degree programs in California is a great vote of confidence in the outstanding work of the team at MJC. The fifteen colleges are working collaboratively to ensure success of the programs as a first step toward broader implementation of bachelor’s degree programs in community colleges. MV: ModestoView is very supportive of the arts, video, music, radio and journalism; is there a chance that these offerings will return to the MJC Campus? JS: MJC has a strong, vibrant, and varied arts program. Students can study dance, voice, instrumental music, guitar, digital music, theater, painting, ceramics, sculpture, drawing, and photography. While there is not a radio program or a journalism program at this time, MJC is keeping an eye on the changing world of mass communication and the types of courses that would prepare students to pursue careers in this arena.   MV:  How have you enjoyed becoming a part of the Modesto community? JS:  This is an incredibly warm and welcoming community, one that is proud of MJC!   MV: How should Modesto and the community do a better job connecting with MJC. JS: We’d love to see you on campus. Come take a class or enroll in a community education course. Our event calendar is on the homepage at mjc.edu and there is something for everyone!   MV Describe your perfect Modesto day? JS: I like nothing better than a four-mile run on a hot summer evening!   MV: Beatles or Stones? JS: While traveling for work, I was privileged to experience the Stones 50th Anniversary Exhibit at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.   Learn more about Modesto Junior College and all of the exciting program for advancement and opportunity at www.mjc.edu 

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ALL AGES Tra la it’s March! For the past few months I have been rehearsing with my classmates for our schools’ theater production of Camelot!  Why Camelot? Well, when our director Mr. Johnson was a student, Downey would bus in schools to see their productions.  After seeing his first live show, Mr. Johnson was HOOKED on the arts, especially drama.   In recent years at Downey, Mr. Johnson has produced many amazing performances. You might remember Little Shop of Horrors, West Side Story, Bye, Bye Birdie and Our Town. Downey’s shows have become super popular. Now Camelot is being presented. It is a story of triumph and love in a mystical place in historic England.   It is also an honor as it was the show that started it all for Mr. Johnson. Come see how Downey productions incorporate the drama, choir and band departments.  And also, congratulations to Mr. Johnson. After leading an exciting life of travel and teaching, Mr. Johnson is retiring with 29 years of service to Downey High School.    Come see this special production of Camelot playing at Downey on March 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th at 7:30pm and a matinee on March 20th at 2:00pm.  Buy your tickets online at www.showtix4u.com.

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Now as my friends all know, not only am I passionate about the theater; I am also totally in love with international travel. This summer I got to experience the most important and influential trip of my life.  Along with two of my best friends, I travelled as a youth ambassador to Kurume, Japan.  Staying with my new friend, Momoka, I learned about Japanese culture and lifestyle. Later that summer, our family had the honor of hosting my dear friend Momoka. Applications for summer exchanges in both Japan and France are starting.  Seriously, talk to your parents; traveling and hosting are both life changing experiences for the whole family. Please visit www.modestosistercities.com for more details.

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SPRING INTO ACTION... BIG

Yay, Patterson!

In partnership with the Healthy Aging Association, Area Agency on Aging and Howard Training Center presents the Eat Better, Move Better Program. Any senior 60 years or older are welcome to attend the Eat Better, Move Better Program. The Eat Better, Move Better Program is a free, short interactive nutrition and physical activity session offered once a week for 4 weeks. Participants will earn rewards, win weekly prizes, and qualify for a grand prize at the end of 4 weeks. The free program will start on March 4, 11, 18, 25 at the Hammon Senior Center at 1033 W. Las Palmas Ave, 11:45-12:15pm. Please call (209) 523-2800 to register.

Bike Swap & Meet

Saturday March 19th, 8am-3pm, 1416 Thorsen Ave, Modesto Hello cruisers! This is the first bicycle swap meet of the year hosted by Mario Martinez. Free to buy and sell, and this time there will again be free hot dogs while supplies last, so come on out and bring your money or parts to sell. Even if it’s just a bicycle or a garage full you’re all welcome to come on out and enjoy. For more info, visit the Central Valley Cruisers’ facebook page or call Mario at 209-542-0452.

Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon

Sun – March 20th, 7 am & 7:20 am - 11th and M Streets This is the premier running event for our region.  The Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon is proud to announce it has been named the Road Runners Club of America California State Marathon Championship and is also a sanctioned qualifier for the Boston Marathon. This year’s swag includes a tech shirt, arm sleeves in a new color, an awesome medal and a bottle of our custom Celebration Red wine to the first 1,800 to sign up for the full, half, or half marathon relay. 5K will receive a tech shirt & medal. All will receive a goody bag. Free photos to capture those amazing memories. There will be a kids zone, live music, vendor area, food, drinks and a wine garden. Full race: $125 before 3/16, $130 until race day, $140 race day. Half - $105 until 3/16, $110 until race day, $120 at race. Sign up now. For more details or to register go to: www. modestomarathon.com.

Shadowchase Running Club

This runner’s club meets almost every day of the week at various times to accommodate any busy schedule. The monthly social is usually on the 1st Thursday of the month, but in March will be meeting on the 10th. March’s meeting will include a special running exhibit that the historical and social committees have put together for the McHenry Museum. For more information and to check out the times and locations of group runs visit shadowchase.org.

Virginia Corridor Trailway

The 4.2-mile Virginia Corridor Trailway follows the old Tidewater Southern Railway line from Needham Avenue to Bangs Avenue. With numerous amenities along the paved road such as picnic areas, shade structures, barbecues and gardens, the Virginia Corridor Trailway is a wonderful sight of our city. Walk or ride it today!

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Dry Creek Trail is a 10.8 mile (out and back) trail that is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round, open from dawn until dusk. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on a leash. Frisbee golf is a fun side-venture if you’re out on this trail. There is parking near the start and end of the trail at Oakdale Rd & Clause Rd, if you’d like to drive to the park before your walk or ride.

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. GET FIT MODESTO! By Chris Murphy and Brandi Brown

One of the main reasons we love living here is we can do EVER YTH ING!   For real.  We can bike, ski, board, run, ride, dance, skip or whatever and March is the perfect time to get out and dust off everything, tune it up, true the wheels, get new laces , sharpen the tools or anything else you need to get ready to spring into Fitness.  This month, we dust of everything and hit the road. The Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon is the keystone of this active month.  This race has beco me a national path to the Boston Marathon and attracts top caliber runners from all over the west coas t on March 20.   No matter what you do, you can run, dance, ride, paddle and jump your way into spring.  All it takes is 20-30 minutes a day to stay in the groove. You will feel fantastic and enjoy life.  We hope you find something new that interests you here.  Make sure you check out our calendar of events, fitness tips, outdoor ideas at www.modestoview.com to spring your fitness forward. 

Dance your way to fun and fitness

The 5,6,7,8 Dance Company teaches dancing to all ages and their “Make It Count” showcase is coming to the Gallo Center on March 12.  They teach children to young adults to “dream” about who they want to be, to “believe” in themselves and finally that they can “achieve” anything.  Taylor VanArtsdalen shows here how it is done.  www.5678dancemodesto.com

Eat your way to fitness

Modesto is the home to almonds and this is one of the most healthy snacks you can eat.   You can enjoy treats of all kind made from Almonds.   ModestoView features almond snacks from Stewart and Jasper.  Check them out at their showcase store in McHenry Village. www.stewartandjasper.com

Pickleball

Central Valley Pickleball started three years ago in Riverbank with 5 players, and has grown to 85! They play at Zerillo Park in Riverbank on Tuesdays, Thursday and Saturdays starting at 9am. They also have games in Turlock on Tuesday night and Thursday morning. The game is similar to tennis serving and returning balls over a net. The court size is about half the size of a tennis court requiring less mobility than tennis but players do get a good workout while playing. The game is played with a paddle and a wiffle ball. The best way to describe the game is “ping pong on steroids”. The public is invited to play. The Riverbank site request a $1 donation per play day to cover the cost of insurance, balls and portable nets. First time players do not need a paddle to play, paddles can be borrowed. The club attempts to group play by ability of the players. Our members agree once you have touched the paddle and played the game you are hooked! Anyone interested in playing pickleball at either the Riverbank or Turlock site should contact email Chuck Adams, pickleballcharlie@gmail.com or John at rvbk048charter.net.

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METAL March Local Band Showcase by Mike Vanek Last month we showcased some local bands and we are back this month to showcase a few more. By no means is this all the good bands in town, and we shall cover more in the future!! Next month we pay tribute to a true great in our scene that we lost way too soon Mycal Wayte the original vocalist for Burial Ground... CURSED is one of the most veteran bands in our scene and have been around for years as one version or another including a stint as Cursed A.D. Years ago. Cursed’s current lineup has been called by several local music industry heavyweights as the strongest in the history of the band. Anchored by bassist Roy Stanley, Cursed is a major player in the Nor Cal metal scene and they are one of the few bands in the scene that have established their name in the Nor Cal metal community. Cursed plays everywhere!! Whereever good shows happen in our scene and beyond you may find Cursed on a flyer on the wall, Check’em out!!!

STIGMURDER is another veteran of our scene that has pretty much stuck together through thick and thin!! With the same basic nucleus still intact after years and years of playing throughout the Nor Cal scene, they welcomed their new bass player “Topher” this past year. STIGMURDER has steamed ahead and is one of the most entertaining and high energy bands in our scene, dating all the way back to their early days at places like The Palm Gardens in Modesto! These guys bring the show every time and make the crowd part of the party!! If you haven’t been part of the STIGMURDER experience go see them in a bar near you!! FOREVER OBSCURED is one of the heaviest bands in our scene by far!  Releasing their debut album last year and a music video to accompany it, Forever Obscured has been on a roll launching themselves on media like ITunes

and SPOTIFY putting themselves in a position to forward the band in a positive position in the future, so be on the lookout for this local heavy powerhouse!! PATH OF TOTALITY Like having a good time? GO SEE THIS BAND!!! Path of Totality representatives of the Lodi / Manteca area is a high-energy old school take no prisoners speed metal masterpiece!! If I had to pick the perfect down to earth band that is rad to see play and chill with this is that band!! Greg, Alexa & Yoni are 3 of the coolest people and musicians and I truly love these guys and you will too!! That’s it for me this month!! Keep one foot in the gutter and one fist in the gold!!!

Free Wedding For every sleeping room booked, receive a free entreé at your wedding reception.

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MAMA Around the Corner By Middagh Goodwin We are in the last few weeks of winter and spring is right around the corner. With it brings a fresh crop of touring bands and more opportunities for locals to play out. Warmer weather entices you to go out more and stay out later. That goodofthing for live entertainment and I amisaapart a program called the Modeslocal business. to Leos Club; we are basically the younger March gives you so many options from shows a brother of the Modesto Lions Club. We are the Gallo Center for the Arts to Lucky Fest, to hoping to recruit some teenagers to join us going up to Sonora to catch a gig at the Gypsyin making the community a better place. Shack or down to Merced at the Partisan. You We meet only once a month and do fun acdon’t have to go far to catch some phenomenal tivities. The main reason our group formed entertainment. was so2nd we could people inCreek need. We March you canhelp see out Cottonwood used “fl ocking” as a way to fundraise (2014 Americana mama winner) openingfor upour projects; Flocking is when people pay us to for Terri Clark at the Gallo Center. It is so great stick plastic flamingos their friend’s to see pink our locals performing onin one of the biggest stages thethe area$150 has to yard. Using weoffer. earned from flockMarch hopto in Wal-Mart your hotrodand andbought kids head up ing; we9th, went to Sonora for a night of hard bobbin’ who were  less fortunate schoolRockasupplies.

local MAMA winner at the Gallo Center. This will also be art by the Black Sheep Ink’s Mark time catch Josh Rosenblum opening up for Holden and Patrick Barr. You won’t want to Daughtry and Daya. This is for the annual Jack miss this event. Hazard Benefit Show. Good music and a great March 12th Spring Fever comes early to by Leia Johnson cause. Modesto with the biggest St Patrick’s Day party You really have no reason not to go out and We supplied them with backpacks, pencils, in the area. Rock, Metal, Hip Hop and more. enjoy some great live local music. Grab a You know the drill: green beer will be flowing rules, scissors, and more. The school was The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a life-changinevent that helps friend andhave create some memories. and music will be in the air. Get your tickets so grator our help. our community celebrate the lives of people who battled can remember from any of the bands playing on the multiple loved ones lost, and fi ght back against the disease. Your asons for getting Soon we will all get together and clean involved in Relay For Life are as unique and special as the story that motivates stages. eyeglasses to be distributed to developing you. Because support, weSt. are creating a world with less cancer and Head up to Stocktonof foryour Finnegan’s annual nations throughout the world. Last time we more birthdays! This is a wonderful event in Modesto and the track is lined with Patrick’s Day Bash on March 17th for Red Devil really incredible booths where teams show their support, sell crafts and food to cleaned over 2,000 glasses. We hung out, Lie,raise Year of the FistThere and Mob Rule. Punk Rock funds. is an amazing luminary walk at dusk that is mazingly powerlistened to music, and laughed while being andful. the Please Luck of the Irish gosupporting so well together. consider this event, support a team or just make a donaable to help someone see better. The se are March tion.25th www.relayforlife.org and to then you have another chance see atype in Modesto, CA

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Louis L’Amour once said that every writer writes from their own experience, and that has truly been my case. My father passed away when I was seven, and my mother never remarried. My brothers were both older, and had little time to spend with a seven-year-old. I was raised by my mother and two sisters, giving me a perspective of women being strong. While my mother did the best she could, we lived below the poverty level, and I became the quiet kid who sat in the back of the classroom and said little or nothing. I remember one of my grade school teachers telling my mother my biggest problem was that I was a daydreamer. Heck yeah! What was happening inside my head was vastly more interesting than what took place inside her classroom. I quickly developed the ability to create alternate worlds, with different times and locations that interested me. The rest was a matter of learning the mechanics of getting my thoughts onto paper. I was asked by my sister to accompany her best friend and co-worker to a Christmas party. My date turned out to be a lovely lady named Judy. It didn’t take long before I asked her to marry me, and she accepted. She had no idea her wedding vows were to love, cherish, and edit everything I write. I wrote my first serious novel as a Christmas present for her. It was a little story about a Comanche Indian, called Manhunter. I packaged the manuscript inside a box, wrapped it with pride, and placed it under the tree. After reading the story, Judy said she loved it…it made her cry. Then she handed it back and added, “It’s too short. Make it longer.” After getting over my hurt feelings, I discovered she was right. Since then, we have ten novels, mostly historical westerns with strong female characters, and two children’s

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by Major Mitchell stories in print. We also have one screen play currently being considered as a possible movie by a producer. This is basically where life has taken us right now. I have no idea what I might try next. Judy will have to wait and see. Synopsis of his book The Don͂a: Leonida Flores arrived in California as a wife in an arranged marriage, then suddenly found herself having to take charge of a seventy-five square mile land grant. The rag-tag group of people she must care for consist of Indians, vaqueros, cowboys and a couple of saloon girls. Her story is one of honor and passion that draws a line between right and wrong, while adding a little romance and humor and a lot of action to spice the reading. The customs and traditions of the mining towns and Spanish ranchos mentioned are true to the time period in which this story takes place. The Don͂a is an historical novel in the truest sense, with several pages of author’s notes included at the end. You can follow Major Mitchell on Facebook, or at majormitchell.net.

which will profile prominent local businesses and institutions. Each chapter will cover an important aspect of our home town, including History, Community, Architecture, Agriculture, Graffiti Heritage, Diversity, and other significant themes that will help illuminate our ever-evolving city. Each will be written by knowledgeable, wellknown, and well-respected experts in their respective fields, including Robert Ulrich, Carol Whiteside, Bob Barzan, Jeremiah Williams, Cecil Russell, Chris Murphy, Kate Trompetter, and other eminent citizens. This is not the book you may have seen advertised in the Modesto Bee. That book is

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concentrating solely on the history of Modesto and is being produced by the Bee. We hope Touchstones: Life and Times of Modesto will help communicate all that is singular about this place we call home. If you would like to know more about this project, or would be interested in having a sponsored profile included in the Sharing the Heritage section, please contact project manager Autumn Link by phone at 209-406-2602 or by email at autumn.hpnbooks@gmail.com. Touchstones will be available no later than December 2016. A percentage of sponsor and book sales will benefit the McHenry Museum & Historical Society.

ModestoView Publisher Named Grand Marshal The Modesto Kiwanis has named Chris Murphy, Grand Marshal of the 142nd Annual Modesto 4th of July Parade. The Modesto parade is one of the longest running annual celebrations west of the Mississippi River and this tradition reaches across the entire community.   For the last 5 years, Chris has been the voice of the parade, announcing all of the floats and celebrating the Modestocana that makes our community special.   The previous announcer was the long serving Modesto historian, veteran, Clamper, Shriner and all around great guy Al Menshew.    Chris thanks Al for the inspiration and hopes to continue to follow in his footsteps and thanks Parade Committee Chair Jeremiah Williams for his dedication to making our city better and being the ultimate parade champion.  Modesto 4th of July Parade – July 4   9:30 am  - Downtown Modesto 2nd Annual 4th of July Festival -  July 4, 12:00 noon – 10th St Plaza   Music and Fireworks TBD.

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There is much to be proud of in our community. Much to remember. Much to celebrate. And much to prove that Modesto is, and will remain, a great place to live and work. That is the vision behind Touchstones: Life and Times of Modesto (working title), a new coffee table book being written by the McHenry Museum & Historical Society, in commemoration of Modesto as it approaches the 150th anniversary of its founding. This book will be a contemporary portrait of the values, people, places, organizations, and activities that make Modesto a unique, attractive, and authentic California city. This large format volume will contain essays, illustrations, photographs, stories, and artwork that capture the lifestyle, heritage, culture, diversity, and character of our community. It will celebrate what connects and unites us. It will identify what we’ve done, are doing, will do, and still need to do. Touchstones will also feature a special sponsored section entitled Sharing the Heritage,

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JAZZ&BLUES What’s new with Jazz and the Blues News? by Eric Benson If you luv music you’re gonna love this

Swing into spring and get your seeds sown. Ordered my seeds from Stockton Seed Company and got the ground ready to go, and yes I promise to water only one day a week! Plenty to do in the downtown with music and the arts in store. Blue Monday Party & Invitational Jam returns to the Barkin’ Dog Grill this March 14th with 7-piece house Band Ultra Lounge hosting. The Blue Monday Band features: lead vocalist, guitar and bass player Dave Sousa, Johnny Valdes guitar, Tim Allen bass, vocals, Dave Hawks on drums, Eric Benson keys, Andrew Rosenblum horns, Jamie Dubberly trombone.  The band will play Jazz, R & B, Funk, Latin, Rock, and a little of everything else with special guests sitting in for listening and dancing.  Show from 7 to 10:00 PM with food and drink available in an all age venue. Call the Dog for reservations:

572-2341. If you play come on down and sit in with the best musicians in the area, it’s going to be smoking! The Gallo Center for the Arts for the month of March brings in: ABBA Mania March 4th, MSO American Songbook 11th, and Rat Pack Revue 18th and 19th. Glad the Gallo brought in Charlie Musselwhite and Mississippi All-stars for some down home Blues to a decent house in February.  A few new venues to check out offering some live music: the Tilted Turtle on 9th street offers live country and rock bands weekends and Café Urbano, (formerly of Clayton’s Restaurant location), is bringing in live music on weekend nights. If you love the Blues Turlock Community Theatre brings in Tommy Castro & the Painkillers, and seasoned Blue’s Man Elvin Bishop March 5th. And off the beatin’ track in Newman, the West Side Theatre has a nice lineup Saturdays for March. March 5th Boys of Summer, Eagles Tribute, 12th Red Dog Ash & One Button Suit, smoking string bands, Bluegrass, 19th American songstress Houston Jones, and 26th Santana Tribute band Caravanseri. The theatre

is intimate with great sound, food and bar available, well worth the cruise to get there. Come back out for third Thursday Art Walk 5 to 9:00 PM for some great art, and music in the downtown! .Lowdown on the jam session in the downtown: Barkin’ Dog Thursday night jazz jams with Dave Dow, Queen Bean Sundays open mike night also in an all age environment. Remember please support our local live venue’s for live music and the arts. So take some time

out to hear some live music and the arts of our own town as well this month, think globally and act locally. All the best, peace out! Eric Benson, cell 209, 918-7033.

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BLUES Ready For Spring by Earl Matthews Hello everyone, I hope you are ready for spring because it is here already and that means it’s time to get yourself ready for some outdoor fun and music. Getting things kicked off this month every Thursday is Jeramy Norris and the Dangerous Mood hosting their weekly open Blues Jam at Garlic Brothers in Stockton. Jeramy and the boys will be back again on the 4th for a second night at Garlic Brothers, as well. On the 5th the Turlock Community Theater welcomes Tommy Castro and the Painkillers and Elvin Bishop. Both Tommy and Elvin are mainstays of the San Francisco blues scene as well as international stars. This promises to be one of the best shows of the month. On the 10th The Jazzy Blue Review will be returning to Deva Cafe, hosted by Rob Hill Band and this month featuring Patty Davis and yours truly Big Earl Matthews from 7-10pm. On the 12th Roy Rogers and the Delta Rhythm

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Kings will be up at Black Oak Casino. Roy is a true legend in his time and one of the best pickers around. Definitely worth the drive, admission is free. On the 13th Blues guitar slinger Shane Dwight will be right in our back yard at Moss Landing Inn at 3pm. Shane is a mainstay on the Blues festival circuit and puts on a great show. On the 20th Jeramy Norris will be out in the Stockton Delta on Moore’s Riverboat for an afternoon show starting at 2pm. On that very same day Big Earl and the Cryin’ Shame will be at Nino’s in Modesto from 2pm-6pm. Finishing the month off will be a couple more shows from Rob Hill Band: on the 27th they will be at Deva Café for a Jazzy Blue Sunday Breakfast and then over at the Twisted Pig on the 31st from 7-10pm. I hope you all have a great month and make sure to go out and support the places in our community who support music. I hope to see you out at a show.

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March 3,10,17, 24, 31 Jeramy Norris and the Dangerous Mood hosts a Blues Jam @ Garlic Bros. Stockton 8pm 4th Jeramy Norris and the Dangerous Mood Garlic Bros 8:30 5th Tommy Castro & The Pain Killers and Elvin Bishop at the Turlock Community Theater 10th Rob Hill Band Featuring Patty Davis and Big Earl Matthews Deva cafe...Jazzy Blue revue 7pm-10pm 11th 12th Jeramy Norris and the Dangerous Mood, Brickhouse Restaurant & Lounge Elkgrove. 8:30pm 12th Roy Rogers and the delta Rhythm Kings at Black Oak 13th Shane Dwight, Moss Landing Inn, 3pm 20th Jeramy Norris and the Dangerous Mood, Moore’s Riverboat

Stockton Delta 2:00pm 20th Big Earl and the Cryin’ Shame at Nino’s 2pm, Free show with pot luck 27th Rob Hill Band, Deva Cafe Breakfast 10am-noon 31st Rob Hill Band, Twisted Pig 7pm-10pm March 29th, The Prospect Theater, $10, 7-10pm Nathan Ignacio and friends CD/ Comic Book Release Party

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Spring Fitness by Efren Martinez March into fitness or should I say “spin” into fitness. Last month we experienced many consecutive days of record high temperatures. As soon as that warm sunshine hit our faces, many of us had sudden urges to bring out our bicycles from the winter storage and hit the open road. But wait! It’s been months since you’ve gotten back in the saddle and your endurance conditioning might need a jumpstart after the long winter hibernation. Seriously, the last thing you want to have happen is that you get out somewhere in the foothills and you’re just too tired to ride back. I recommend that before you hit the open road to take part in a few spin classes at your local gym. Many gyms offer spin classes at different times and levels to accommodate your schedule as well as your level of fitness. Participating in a few spin classes prior to you hitting the open road will help you safely adjust back to the level you were at prior to your cycling winter

slumber. Ok, so now your back to your cycling level, what about your bike? Prior to taking your bike back out this Spring make sure you have it serviced at any one of our local bike shops. It’s been months since you last rode and I’d recommend getting your tires checked and a bicycle tuned-up. I’d also recommend that before you take your bicycle in for some general service you should wash it with some plain soap and water. Last year you tracked hundreds of miles on it without even washing it once. By now I’m sure you have a great deal of dried spillage from your Gatorade and sugary supplement drinks around your water bottle carriage, chainrings and pedals. Wash that goop off! Spring isn’t too far off friends.  It’s going to be a great year for all cycling enthusiasts. Make sure you’re ready for whatever comes your way. If you really want to satisfy that itch of getting back out on the road with some added excitement, purchase a new helmet. Many Bicycle Shops right now are offering great sales on helmets and spring tune-ups.

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Once again spring is here. I am telling everyone who does not live here how lovely our valley of blooming orchards is. Are you blooming too? Budding with new ideas? Feeling the chi? Ready to take on the year with new vigor? Branching out? The force of spring is something to be reckoned with. Suddenly with winter gone, there’s so much to do. I want to get to it all! The sheer smell of those almond blossoms is a knock out! For many, spring is the beginning of allergy season, posing a whole other challenge. The aroma of growth quickens my step. Amidst the good and the bad, the easy and the difficult, that life hands out, we all know the biggest challenge is to keep the “inner peace” Kung Pu Panda talk about. To find peace and inner strength, make sure your own wellbeing does not end up last on the “to do” list. How do you go about feeling well? I think it starts with awareness. Most often, it is pain and tension that brings attention to how we are doing physically and mentally. To be really strong and resilient you first have to be relaxed.

Set aside time for taking care of yourself. But like anything: consistency is key. We know that vitamins and supplements are good for us, but to see good results we have to take them every day. The same is true when we decide to take up exercising and meditation to reduce stress. To see results that are lasting you have to be consistent. Just dropping into a class once in a while won’t help. Forget your excuses. A couple hours weekly can be set aside for the quality of your life. It is really nice to pick up an exercise that helps us to relax our shoulders, like T’ai Chi or yoga. Using muscles that were not in use before can improve your posture and attitude. When you’re breathing better and feeling calmer, you can have a good time being you. It’s not about how fast we can get it all done. It’s about the quality and the joy. You only have this one body, this one mind. It can weak, rusty and sick if it is neglected. Make yourself a priority. The best reward is when you notice your own “blooming”. For more info go to taichi4modesto.com or call 209-572-4518.

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BARGAIN Spring is on the way! by Monica Barber Spring is on the way and the beauty of the season must be enjoyed. Ms. M finds herself enamored with the warm temperatures. As I watch the birds sing in the trees and sunbathe in fountains, I’m reminded of the simplicity of living and how easily it is to get caught up in the routine of everything. Here are a few ways to capture simplicity and have fun without going broke! March is the perfect time to bring order to your home. Modesto welcomes back the Stanislaus Home & Garden show. Drop by the Centre Plaza March 4th-6th for great tips and ideas to help improve the interiors and exteriors of your homes. The show will host a Food Truck Wars with plenty of gourmet samples to try and activities for the kids. Don’t miss out on the fun. Tickets: $3. Times: Fri: 12p-6p, Sat & Sun: 10-5pm. Information: http://www. metroexpositions.com/ Science is essential to everyday life and a great way to enrich the mind. Visit The State theatre on March 12th to take in a free afternoon lecture and film where Astrophysicist, Tammy Ma. Ph.D. from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory will discuss “Harnessing Fusion: Creating a Sun on Earth”. A film “Star Trek Into Darkness” follows the lecture starting at 2:30pm. Science students are eligible to receive learning credit, LLNL swag, and help win a $500 prize for their school science program.

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Enjoy Modesto Night Life! • Enjoy Responsibly March 1 Anthony K Comedy Night Art Adventures Book-n-Craft Dr. Seuss Cat in The Hat Craft Cat in The Hat Craft Dr. Seuss Birthday Party Family Literacy Night Family Literacy Night with Dr. Seuss! Forever Young Dance Club Golden Valley Chorus Johnny & Kelly Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Lady in the Van Maxi’s Happy Hour Name That Tune NAMI Support Group Nick Campos Poetry Night at Queen Bean Poetry Open Mic Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Seuss Book ‘n Craft Seuss Thing Craft STEAM works Oobleck Successful Thinkers Network Mtg Super Mario Smash Bros Tournament Sweet Open Talent & Mic The Lady in the Van Tilted Tuesdays w/DJ Tease Toastmaster Supper Club Trivia Tuesday Turlock Seniors Dance Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Jam Wiggle Worms Yoga with Rosa March 2 80s night/DJ Gully Board Game Night Butterfly Craft Creole Jazz Kings Dice Masters Tournament Family Game Day Figure Drawing Drop In Free Billards Free QiGong Class Horseshoe tournament In One Accord Jive Turkeys Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Maxi’s Happy Hour Mommy & Me Art Class Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner Open Mic Night Our Viral Planet: Evolution and Biodiversity of Viruses Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime Riverbank Golden Ages Seuss Lorax Craft Studio Art Class Terri Clark The Lady in the Van Trax on Wax Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong Warhammer 40k Wiggle Worms Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday March 3 Black in America Brats & Beer Casanova’s Night Club College Night/Beer Pong with DJ Dan Dana Carvey David Dow and friends jam session Death of a Salesman DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease Dr Seuss Birthday Party! Dr Seuss Birthday Party! Dr Seuss Craft Dr Seuss Craft Fundaments of Drawing Johnny & Kelly Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Kinship in Community Workshop Kyle the Great Lady in the Van Live Music Live Music Magic the Gathering Commander Tournament Maxi’s Happy Hour Oakdale Museum & History Center One fish two fish tank craft Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Seuss Lorax Craft Spanish Preschool Storytime Stay & Play, Play & Learn The Fantastiks The Lady in the Van Thirsty Thursdays Thoroughy Modern Millie Tipsy Thursdays Ladies Night March 4 26th Annual Hearts and Flowers Luncheon ABBA Mania Battered Beaver Live DJs Craig Ferguson Death of a Salesman DJ & Live Music DJ Arnie

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DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Otto & Guests DJ Tease Fireball Fridays Front Fundamentals of Painting Funstrummers Gig Band Rehearsal Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program Home & Garden Show Joe & Tim Johnny & Kelly Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Lady in the Van Legend of Sleepy Hollow Live Music Live Rock/Country Bands Magic the Gathering Tournament Maxi’s Happy Hour MF Silverado band Neil & Matt Neil Buettner Nihon No Bunka (Japanese Art) Rick Barnes Son of Saul Teens Rockin’ Jump The Fantastiks The VonTrapps The Weekend Dance Party Thoroughy Modern Millie VFW Hamburger Night Village Dancers of the Valley March 5 10 East Brunch 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Battered Beaver DJ Awal Bilingual Preschool Storytime Boys of Summer The Eagles Tribute Craig & Dave DJ & Live Music DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease DSB: An American Journey Folk Dancing Lessons Front Home & Garden Show Jazz in the Valley Johnny & Kelly Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Lady in the Van Legend of Sleepy Hollow Live Country/Rock Bands Live Music McHenry Museum Gala Meditation with Susie Mizz Monique’s Dragalicious Show Oakdale Museum & History Center Old School Saturdays Open Air Market Pancake breakfast Picnic & Movie Pokemon Tournament Rockin’ Saturdays Saturday Easy D Ride Silvermoon Son of Saul The Fantastiks The Weekend Dance Party Thoroughy Modern Millie Tommy Castro & the Pain Killers Elvin Bishop Vanguard Tournament Vincent’s Colors Art Class Yugioh Tournament March 6 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 24th Annual Ecumenical Choir Concert 24th Annual Ecumenical Choir Concert Bill Maher Champagne Brunch Buffet Death of a Salesman FOE Breakfast Golden Bough Home & Garden Show Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Karaoke with Laura Magic the Gathering Tournament Miss Nelson is missing Music Jam with Dancing and Free Potluck Patty Castillo Davis Queen Bean Open Mic Night Seniors Club Breakfast Son of Saul Son of Saul The Big Mix The Fantastiks VFW Breakfast March 7 American Trivia with Uncle John Dance Exercise Class Heroclix Josh Rosenblum Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Maxi’s Happy Hour Mustache Mondays Overreaters Anonymous Preschool Story Time Son of Saul Son of Saul Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Class Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms Yugioh Tournament March 8 Acoustic Jam at Queen Bean Art Adventures Butterfly Craft Forever Young Dance Club Golden Valley Chorus Johnny & Kelly Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Marshmallow Chocolate Pops Craft Maxi’s Happy Hour

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Have fun and be Safe! • Please Designate a Driver Name That Tune Nick Campos Poetry reading and open Mic with Gillian Wegner Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Rainbow Chain Craft Shinedown Son of Saul Son of Saul Successful Thinkers Network Mtg Super Mario Smash Bros Tournament Sweet Open Talent & Mic Tilted Tuesdays w/DJ Tease Toastmaster Supper Club Trivia Tuesday Turlock Seniors Dance Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Jam Used Book Sale Wee Move & play Wee Move and Play Wiggle Worms Yoga with Rosa 80s night/DJ Gully March 9 An Evening with Dr. Steven Laitz Board Game Night Coloring Away Stress Class Creole Jazz Kings Dr Seuss Birthday Party Figure Drawing Drop In Free Billards Free QiGong Class Horseshoe tournament How Are Animals Around the World Faring? In One Accord Jive Turkeys Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Koffin Kats Lela King Book Signing Lunch Hour Meditation Maxi’s Happy Hour Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner Open Mic Night Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime Riverbank Golden Ages Samm Bones & Tiffany Rose Son of Saul Son of Saul Stanislaus County Coin Club Studio Art Class Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong Used Book Sale Warhammer 40k Wiggle Worms Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday March 10 15th Cesar Chavez Empowerment Luncheon Annual Book Sale Art Around Town Brats & Beer Casanova’s Night Club College Night/Beer Pong with DJ Dan David Dow and friends jam session Day of the Child/Day of the Book DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease Fundaments of Drawing Healthy Eating Class Jazzy Blue Revue Jazzy Blues Revue JerLisa Stitches of Love Teddy Bear Project Johnny & Kelly Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Kyle the Great Live Music Live Music & Paul’s Rustic Pizza Truck Magic the Gathering Commander Tournament Maxi’s Happy Hour Merchants Of Doubt Merchants of Doubt Oakdale Museum & History Center Oil Painting Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Son of Saul Son of Saul Spanish Preschool Storytime Stay & Play, Play & Learn The Fantastiks Thirsty Thursdays Tipsy Thursdays Ladies Night Used Book Sale Vines: Wine Brew & Bites March 12 Battered Beaver Live DJs Breaking Benjamin Camelot Death of a Salesman DJ & Live Music DJ Arnie DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Otto & Guests DJ Tease Fireball Fridays Fundamentals of Painting Funstrummers Gig Band Rehearsal Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program Hughson Senior Dance & Potluck Johnny & Kelly Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Music

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Live Rock/Country Bands Magic the Gathering Tournament Maxi’s Happy Hour MSO Great American Songbook Neil & Matt Neil Buettner Nihon No Bunka (Japanese Art) Rick Barnes Son of Saul Stand Up For Charity Comedy Show StoryTime by Mayor O’Brien Teens Rockin’ Jump The Fantastiks The Nines The Weekend Dance Party Valley Jazz Co with Dan Moss VFW Hamburger Night Village Dancers of the Valley Where to Invade Next March 12 10 East Brunch 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 50th Annual Rock, Mineral & Jewelry Show Annual Book Sale B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Battered Beaver DJ Awal Bilingual Preschool Storytime Breakfast Bonanza Camelot Couponing Class Craft Grab DJ & Live Music DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease Dr Seuss Family Time Folk Dancing Lessons Gordon Kennedy Harnessing Fusion: Creating a Sun on Earth Josh Rosenblum Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Country/Rock Bands Live Music LuckyFest Make it Count Mizz Monique’s Dragalicious Show Oakdale Museum & History Center Old School Saturdays Pokemon Tournament Red Dog Ash and One Button Suit Research & Development Rockin’ Saturdays Saturday Easy D Ride Sonora Celtic Faire Springtime in Paris Tea Party & Fashion Show Terell Stafford The Fantastiks The Weekend Dance Party Uke Jamz USA Dance Chapter Vanguard Tournament Wher to Invade Next Where to Invade Next Yugioh Tournament March 13 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 50th Annual Rock, Mineral & Jewelry Show Acoustic Live Music Bridal Showcase Camellia Society Meeting Champagne Brunch Buffet Clifford the Big Red Dog Death of a Salesman Ernie Bucio’s Annual Fundraiser FOE Breakfast Gun Crazy Hello Gorgeous Streisand Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Karaoke with Laura Magic the Gathering Tournament Manteca Senior Dance Music Jam with Dancing and Free Potluck Queen Bean Open Mic Night Seniors Club Breakfast Shop til You Drop Sonora Celtic Faire Stephanie Cadman Trio The Big Mix The Fantastiks USA Dance Ballroom Dancing VFW Breakfast Where to Invade Next March 14 American Trivia with Uncle John Bedtime Math Blue Monday with Eric Bensen and friends Creative Clay Art Class Dance Exercise Class Heroclix Josh Rosenblum Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Maxi’s Happy Hour Mustache Mondays Overreaters Anonymous Preschool Story Time Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Class Wee Move & Play Where to Invade Next Where to Invade Next Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms Yugioh Tournament March 15 Acoustic Jam at Queen Bean Anthony K Comedy Night Art Adventures Build a Rainbow Craft Caregiver Coffee Break Family Dinner and Movie Night Forever Young Dance Club Geneological Society Golden Valley Chorus Johnny & Kelly Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Andrew

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Tilted Turtle, Modesto Battleground Games, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Gallo Center for the Arts Speakeasy, Modesto Redwood Cafe, Modesto The Chartreuse Muse The Fruit Yard, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe Riverbank Library Rockin’ Jump, Modesto CSUS Studio Theatre P. Wexford’s, Modesto Crocodiles Nightclub Barkin’ Dog Grill VFW Hall Modesto Carnegie Arts, Turlock State Theatre, Modesto 10 East Kitchen Turlock Chevron, 815 Kansas Rite Aid, Pelandale & Sisk Stanislaus County Fairgrounds Salida Library Oakdale Bike Shop Battered Beaver, Oakdale Modesto Library Parkview Christian Estates Downey High Auditorium Salida Library Preservation, Modesto Surla’s, Modesto Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Speakeasy, Modesto Ceres Library Carnegie Arts, Turlock Barkin’ Dog Grill State Theatre, Modesto Rivets American Grill Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Titled Turtle, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Downtown Modesto, 11th & K St Gallo Center for the Arts Climax Bar, Modesto 212 West F Street Shooter’s Pub & Grill Battleground Games, Modesto Westside Theatre, Newman P. Wexford’s, Modesto Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Oakdale Bike Shop Sonora Fairgrounds, Modesto SOS Club, Modesto Gallo Center for the Arts CSUS Studio Theatre Crocodiles Nightclub Carnegie Arts, Turlock IOOF Lodge, Hughson Battleground Games, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Battleground Games, Modesto Cruisers McHenry & Kiernan Stanislaus County Fairgrounds Deva Cafe Modesto Centre Plaza Adventist Church Modesto Surla’s, Modesto Gallo Center for the Arts Prospect Theater Project Barkin’ Dog Grill Eagles Hall, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Gallo Center for the Arts Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Battleground Games,Modesto 295 Cherry Lane, Manteca Tilted Turtle, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe Denny’s 1525 McHenry 424 Shadow Creek Ave, Oakdale Sonora Fairgrounds, Modesto Congregation Beth Shalom Crocodiles Nightclub CSUS Studio Theatre Odd Fellows Hall Hughson VFW Hall Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Rivets American Grill Turlock Library Barkin’ Dog Grill The Chartreuse Muse Salida Library Battleground Games, Modesto The Boardroom Ridgway’s, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Shooter’s Pub & Grill Sutter Office, McHenry Av Keyes Library First United Methodist Modesto Modesto Senior Center Oakdale Library State Theatre, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Modesto Library Modesto Library Battleground Games, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe Cheroot Cigar Lounge The Chartreuse Muse Hughson Library Hospice, 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto Salida Library Modesto Senior Center Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Mancini Hall, Modesto Rivets American Grill Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto

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Are you ready for the best produce in the world?   The Modesto Certified Farmers Market returns just in time for Easter! Opening day at the market is March 26th and you better have your best egg hunting gear ready to go! There are 3 age group egg hunts from birth to 10 years followed by Easter crafts from 10:30am-12:30pm. Don’t miss a special appearance from everyone’s favorite hippityhop, The Easter Bunny. The market will be open from 7am-1pm and will then be open Thursday and Saturdays until December.  Also, be on the lookout for a new evening market.   Info: http://modestocfm.com/

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Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Magician Shawn Durham Maxi’s Happy Hour Name That Tune NAMI Support Group Nick Campos Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Rainy Day Craft Successful Thinkers Network Mtg Super Mario Smash Bros Tournament Sweet Open Talent & Mic Tilted Tuesdays w/DJ Tease Toastmaster Supper Club Trivia Tuesday Turlock Seniors Dance Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Jam Where to Invade Next Where to Invade Next Wiggle Worms Yoga with Rosa March 16 80s night/DJ Gully Board Game Night Central Valley Facilities / Managing Green Buildings Expo Creole Jazz Kings Dice Masters Tournament Fast Food and Your Health Figure Drawing Drop In Free Billards Free QiGong Class Horseshoe tournament In One Accord Jive Turkeys Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Maxi’s Happy Hour Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner Open Mic Night Pot of Gold Craft Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime Riverbank Golden Ages Science Colloquium “My Cells Made Me Do It!” STEAM Book Club Studio Art Class The Confirmation Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong Warhammer 40k Where to Invade Next Wig Out Wednesdays with Nina West Wiggle Worms Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday March 17 Brats & Beer Casanova’s Night Club Central Valley Facilities / Managing Green Buildings Expo Cloak & Swagger College Night/Beer Pong with DJ Dan David Dow and friends jam session DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease Edible Cat in the Hat treats Craft First Generation First Generation Fundaments of Drawing Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Kyle the Great Live Music Live Music Magic the Gathering Commander Tournament Magician Shawn Durham Maxi’s Happy Hour Oakdale Museum & History Center Oil Painting Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Spanish Preschool Storytime St Patrick’s Day St. Patrick’s Day craft St. Patrick’s Day Party Stay & Play, Play & Learn STEAM challenge electricty Third Thursday Art Walk Thirsty Thursdays Throw & Grow plants Craft Tipsy Thursdays Ladies Night Vintage Faire Mall Kids Club Where to Invade Next Where to Invade Next Women of Love Ministries March 18 Backyard Bookworms Battered Beaver Live DJs Camelot CWB Rat Pack In Revue DJ & Live Music DJ Arnie DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Otto & Guests DJ Tease Fireball Fridays Fundamentals of Painting Funstrummers Gig Band Rehearsal Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program Highway 99 Band Irish Cultural Society Johnny & Kelly Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Lisa Ballew CD Release Party Live Music Live Rock/Country Bands Magic the Gathering Tournament Max Minardi Maxi’s Happy Hour Neil & Matt

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Neil Buettner Nihon No Bunka (Japanese Art) Rick Barnes Ride ‘em Cowboy TAO: 17 Samurai Teens Rockin’ Jump The Confirmation The Weekend Dance Party VFW Hamburger Night Village Dancers of the Valley Where to Invade Next March 19 10 East Brunch 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 209 heavy metal can food drive w/x method B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Battered Beaver DJ Awal Bilingual Preschool Storytime Bill Engvall Camelot CWB Rat Pack in Revue DJ & Live Music DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease Eric Bensen and the ultra lounge group. Folk Dancing Lessons Houston Jones Josh Rosenblum Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Country/Rock Bands Live Music Man’s Favorite Sport Max Minardi Mizz Monique’s Dragalicious Show Oakdale Museum & History Center Old School Saturdays Pokemon Tournament Rockin’ Saturdays Saturday Easy D Ride Slosh Ball The Confirmation The Weekend Dance Party Tim Flannery & the Lunatic Fringe Vanguard Tournament Where to Invade Next Yugioh Tournament March 20 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Acoustic Live Music Big Earl & The Crying Shame Camelot Champagne Brunch Buffet EuroSunday Car Club FOE Breakfast Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Karaoke with Laura Magic the Gathering Tournament MCCA Columbia Kicks Big Band Modesto Film Society Presents the Sound of Music Modesto Jazz Society Jam Session Modesto Marathon Music Jam with Dancing and Free Potluck Queen Bean Open Mic Night Seniors Club Breakfast Stanislaus Humanist’s Coffee Klatch The Big Mix The Confirmation VFW Breakfast Where to Invade Next March 21 American Trivia with Uncle John Dance Exercise Class Heroclix Josh Rosenblum Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Maxi’s Happy Hour Mustache Mondays Overreaters Anonymous Preschool Story Time The Confirmation Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Class Where to Invade Next Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms Yugioh Tournament March 22 Acoustic Jam at Queen Bean Art Adventures Forever Young Dance Club Golden Valley Chorus Johnny & Kelly Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Magician Shawn Durham Maxi’s Happy Hour Name That Tune Nick Campos Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Successful Thinkers Network Mtg Super Mario Smash Bros Tournament Sweet Open Talent & Mic The Bunny Hop Craft The Confirmation Tilted Tuesdays w/DJ Tease Toastmaster Supper Club Trivia Tuesday Turlock Seniors Dance Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Jam Where to Invade Next Wiggle Worms Yoga with Rosa March 23 5th Annual Art of Justice Fundraiser & Celebration 80s night/DJ Gully Baby Chick Craft Board Game Night China: The Three Gorges Dam & Other Environmental Impacts Creole Jazz Kings Figure Drawing Drop In Free Billards Free QiGong Class Horseshoe tournament

Redwood Cafe, Modesto The Chartreuse Muse The Fruit Yard, Modesto Carnegie Arts, Turlock Gallo Center for the Arts Rockin’ Jump, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Crocodiles Nightclub VFW Hall Modesto Carnegie Arts, Turlock State Theatre, Modesto 10 East Kitchen Turlock Chevron, 815 Kansas Rite Aid, Pelandale & Sisk Spinnaker Lounge, Modesto Oakdale Bike Shop Battered Beaver, Oakdale Modesto Library Gallo Center for the Arts Downey High Auditorium Gallo Center for the Arts Surla’s, Modesto Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Speakeasy, Modesto Barkin’ Dog Grill Carnegie Arts, Turlock Westside Theatre, Newman Rivets American Grill Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Titled Turtle, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto P. Wexford’s, Modesto Climax Bar, Modesto 212 West F Street Shooter’s Pub & Grill Battleground Games, Modesto Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Oakdale Bike Shop Enslen Park Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Crocodiles Nightclub Turlock Community Theatre Battleground Games, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Battleground Games, Modesto Cruisers McHenry & Kiernan Deva Cafe Ninos, Modesto Downey High Auditorium Surla’s, Modesto Village Baking, Modesto Eagles Hall, Modesto Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Battleground Games,Modesto Gallo Center for the Arts State Theatre, Modesto Shooter’s Pub & Grill Downtown Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe Denny’s 1525 McHenry Queen Bean Cafe Crocodiles Nightclub State Theatre, Modesto VFW Hall Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Rivets American Grill Salida Library Battleground Games, Modesto The Boardroom Ridgway’s, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Shooter’s Pub & Grill Sutter Office, McHenry Av Keyes Library State Theatre, Modesto First United Methodist Modesto Modesto Senior Center State Theatre, Modesto Modesto Library Modesto Library Battleground Games, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe The Chartreuse Muse Modesto Senior Center Mancini Hall, Modesto Rivets American Grill Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Waterford Library Maxi’s at Double Tree Twisted Pig, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Ceres Library Denair Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Round Table Pizza, 3848 McHenry Battleground Games,Modesto 3014 4th St, Ceres Hughson Library State Theatre, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry P. Wexford’s, Modesto Turlock Senior Center Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Modesto Library Patterson Library Stanislaus Family Justice Center The Boardroom Keyes Library Battleground Games, Modesto MJC West Science Center, Room 115 Shooter’s Pub & Grill Mistlin Gallery Modesto Titled Turtle, Modesto NTouch, Modesto Shively’s Bar & Grill, Oakdale

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In One Accord Jive Turkeys Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Lunch Hour Meditation Magician Shawn Durham Maxi’s Happy Hour Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner Open Mic Night Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime Riverbank Golden Ages Stanislaus County Coin Club Studio Art Class The Confirmation Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong Warhammer 40k Wiggle Worms Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday March 24 Brats & Beer Casanova’s Night Club College Night/Beer Pong with DJ Dan David Dow and friends jam session DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease Edible Springtime Treat Craft Eggsciting Egg Craft Fundaments of Drawing Johnny & Kelly Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Kristin Chenoweth Kyle the Great Live Music Live Music Magic the Gathering Commander Tournament Magician Shawn Durham Maxi’s Happy Hour Oakdale Museum & History Center Oil Painting Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Slum Village, Black Milk, Guilty Simpson, Phat Kat Spanish Preschool Storytime Spring Fling Craft Stay & Play, Play & Learn The Elephant Man Thirsty Thursdays Tipsy Thursdays Ladies Night Where to Invade Next March 25 Animal Talk kids program Battered Beaver Live DJs Daughtry Camp Jack Hazard Concert benefit DJ & Live Music DJ Arnie DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Otto & Guests DJ Tease Fireball Fridays Fundamentals of Painting Funstrummers Gig Band Rehearsal Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program Hot Club Faux Giant Joe & Tim Johnny & Kelly Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King La Magdaelena Live Band Karaoke Live Music Live Rock/Country Bands Magic the Gathering Tournament Maxi’s Happy Hour Mobb Deep, The Official Dogg Pound Gangsta (Kurupt / Daz Dillinger) Neil & Matt Neil Buettner Nihon No Bunka (Japanese Art) Rick Barnes Snow Apple Stanislaus Humanists Karaoke Night Teens Rockin’ Jump The Confirmation The Elephant Man The Weekend Dance Party VFW Hamburger Night Village Dancers of the Valley March 26 10 East Brunch 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Battered Beaver DJ Awal Bilingual Preschool Storytime Bourbon Street Blues Caravanserai ­The Santana Tribute Cloak & Swagger DJ & Live Music DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease Folk Dancing Lessons Josh Rosenblum Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Country/Rock Bands Live Music March Madness Comedy Show Mizz Monique’s Dragalicious Show Modesto Farmer’s Market Oakdale Museum & History Center Old School Saturdays Pokemon Tournament Rockin’ Saturdays Saturday Easy D Ride Sintral Valley Derby Girls vs. Foxy Foothill Flyers St. Patricks Windsock Craft The Elephant Man The Weekend Dance Party Vanguard Tournament Yugioh Tournament March 27 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Champagne Brunch Buffet FOE Breakfast Hughson Senior Dance & Potluck

Strings, Turlock Rivets American Grill Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Intrinsic Elements, Modesto Oakdale Library Maxi’s at Double Tree Sabatino’s, Modesto P. Wexford’s, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Empire Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Newman Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library 3600Santa Fe St, Riverbank Denny’s 1525 McHenry The Chartreuse Muse State Theatre, Modesto First United Methodist Modesto Battleground Games, Modesto Salida Library Redwood Café, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Redwood Cafe, Modesto Crocodiles Nightclub Tilted Turtle, Modesto Barkin’ Dog Grill Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Speakeasy, Modesto Ceres Library Keyes Library The Chartreuse Muse P. Wexford’s, Modesto Kaiser Dale Rd, Modesto Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Gallo Center for the Arts Sabatino’s, Modesto Deva Cafe Surla’s, Moesto Battleground Games, Modesto Newman Library Maxi’s at Double Tree 212 West F Street Mistlin Gallery Modesto Hughson Library Salida Library Fat Cat Modesto Modesto Library Hughson Library Salida Library MJC Auditorium Maxi’s at Double Tree Shooter’s Pub & Grill State Theatre, Modesto Great Valley Museum, MJC West Campus Battered Beaver, Oakdale Gallo Center for the Arts Surla’s, Modesto Climax, Modesto Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Urbano, H St Modesto The Boardroom Shooter’s Pub & Grill The Chartreuse Muse Church of the Brethren MJC, West Science Center Barkin’ Dog Grill P. Wexford’s, Modesto Rivets American Grill Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe Yosemite Lanes, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Battleground Games, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Fat Cat Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Redwood Cafe, Modesto The Chartreuse Muse The Fruit Yard, Modesto Gottschalk Music Center, Modesto Torii’s Modesto Rockin’ Jump, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto MJC Auditorium Crocodiles Nightclub VFW Hall Modesto Carnegie Arts, Turlock 10 East Kitchen Turlock Chevron, 815 Kansas Rite Aid, Pelandale & Sisk Oakdale Bike Shop Battered Beaver, Oakdale Modesto Library Barkin’ Dog Grill Westside Theatre, Newman Rivets American Grill Surla’s, Modesto Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Speakeasy, Modesto Carnegie Arts, Turlock P. Wexford’s, Modesto Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Titled Turtle, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe Climax Bar, Modesto 16th St, Modesto 212 West F Street Shooter’s Pub & Grill Battleground Games, Modesto Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Oakdale Bike Shop Spinnaker Lounge, Modesto Newman Library MJC Auditorium Crocodiles Nightclub Battleground Games, Modesto Battleground Games, Modesto Cruisers McHenry & Kiernan Surla’s, Modesto Eagles Hall, Modesto 2307 Fourth St, Hughson

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CALENDAR Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Karaoke with Laura Magic the Gathering Tournament Manteca Senior Dance Music Jam with Dancing and Free Potluck Queen Bean Open Mic Night Rob Hill Band Seniors Club Breakfast Stanislaus Humanists Brunch The Big Mix VFW Breakfast March 28 Acoustic Open Mic American Trivia with Uncle John Creative Clay Art Class Dance Exercise Class Heroclix Josh Rosenblum Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Maxi’s Happy Hour Mustache Mondays Overreaters Anonymous Preschool Story Time TOP Sister Helen Prejean Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Class Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms Yugioh Tournament March 29 Acoustic Jam at Queen Bean Art Adventures Family Game Day Forever Young Dance Club Golden Valley Chorus Johnny & Kelly Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Magician Shawn Durham Maxi’s Happy Hour Name That Tune Nick Campos Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Successful Thinkers Network Mtg Super Mario Smash Bros Tournament Sweet Open Talent & Mic Tilted Tuesdays w/DJ Tease Toastmaster Supper Club Trivia Tuesday Turlock Seniors Dance Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Jam Wiggle Worms Yoga with Rosa March 30 80s night/DJ Gully Board Game Night Creole Jazz Kings Dice Masters Tournament Figure Drawing Drop In Free Billards Free QiGong Class Horseshoe tournament In One Accord Jive Turkeys Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Magician Shawn Durham Maxi’s Happy Hour Mono Lake: Past, Present and Future Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner Open Mic Night Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime Riverbank Golden Ages Sensory Film The Lion King Studio Art Class Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong Warhammer 40k Wiggle Worms Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday March 31 “Peeps” Family Craft Black In America: A Continuing Conversation Brats & Beer Casanova’s Night Club College Night/Beer Pong with DJ Dan Coloring Away Stress Class Coloring Away Stress Class David Dow and friends jam session DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease Fundaments of Drawing Half the Sky Johnny & Kelly Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Kyle the Great Live Music Live Music Magic the Gathering Commander Tournament Magician Shawn Durham Maxi’s Happy Hour Modesto Farmers Market Oakdale Museum & History Center Oil Painting Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Rob Hill Band Spanish Preschool Storytime The Elephant Man Thirsty Thursdays Tipsy Thursdays Ladies Night

Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Battleground Games,Modesto 295 Cherry Lane, Manteca Tilted Turtle, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe Deva Cafe Denny’s 1525 McHenry Panera Bread, Turlock Crocodiles Nightclub VFW Hall Modesto

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The Boardroom, Modesto Rivets American Grill The Chartreuse Muse Salida Library Battleground Games, Modesto The Boardroom Ridgway’s, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Shooter’s Pub & Grill Sutter Office, McHenry Av Keyes Library Gallo Center for the Arts First United Methodist Modesto Modesto Senior Center Modesto Library Modesto Library Battleground Games, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe The Chartreuse Muse Turlock Library Modesto Senior Center Mancini Hall, Modesto Rivets American Grill Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Salida Library Maxi’s at Double Tree Twisted Pig, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Ceres Library Denair Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Round Table Pizza, 3848 McHenry Battleground Games,Modesto 3014 4th St, Ceres Tilted Turtle, Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry P. Wexford’s, Modesto Turlock Senior Center Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Modesto Library Patterson Library The Boardroom Battleground Games, Modesto Shooter’s Pub & Grill Battleground Games, Modesto Mistlin Gallery Modesto Titled Turtle, Modesto NTouch, Modesto Shively’s Bar & Grill, Oakdale Strings, Turlock Rivets American Grill Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Denair Library Maxi’s at Double Tree MJC West Science Center, Room 115 Sabatino’s, Modesto P. Wexford’s, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Empire Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Newman Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library 3600Santa Fe St, Riverbank State Theatre, Modesto The Chartreuse Muse First United Methodist Modesto Battleground Games, Modesto Salida Library Redwood Café, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Denair Library MJC East Forum 110 Redwood Cafe, Modesto Crocodiles Nightclub Tilted Turtle, Modesto Ceres Library Keyes Library Barkin’ Dog Grill Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Speakeasy, Modesto The Chartreuse Muse State Theatre, Modesto P. Wexford’s, Modesto Kaiser Dale Rd, Modesto Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Sabatino’s, Modesto Deva Cafe Surla’s, Moesto Battleground Games, Modesto Modesto Library Maxi’s at Double Tree 16th Street, Modesto 212 West F Street Mistlin Gallery Modesto Hughson Library Salida Library Twisted Pig, Modesto Modesto Library MJC Auditorium Maxi’s at Double Tree Shooter’s Pub & Grill

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GALLO CENTER for the ARTS March 3rd

Dana Carvey March 4th

Von Trapps March 4th

ABBA Mania March 6th

Bill Maher March 26th

Terell Stafford March 24

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Open Early!

DOWNTOWN MODESTO

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

Open Late!

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

Parking

Go Downtown Modesto Ernie Bucio Annual Fundraiser Barking Dog Grill March 13th, 12pm-9pm This amazing one-day show raises funds for the MJC Ernie Bucio Music Scholarship. There is no cover, but a free will offering is taken. Over 15 bands, an indoor and an outdoor stage, raffles for awesome prizes. Ernie was devoted to his students and fellow musicians, and we stay devoted to him by investing back into music.

5th Annual Camp Jack Hazard Benefit Concert: Daughtry Friday March 25th at the Gallo Center of the Arts

This fundraising event helps the Jack and Buena Foundation provide summer camping experiences to hundreds of Central Valley youth at Camp Jack Hazard. Camp Jack Hazard is celebrating 91 years of providing safe, fun, character-based activities during the valley’s long hot summers to our kids. Go to campjackhazard.org/news-and-events to purchase tickets.

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 Science on Screen Program March 12, 2:30pm State Theatre

In conjunction with the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Dr. Tammy Ma, Ph.D., an astrophysicist with LLNL, talking about Harnessing Fusion: Creating a Sun on Earth. She begins her talk at 2:30pm, followed by the film Star Trek Into Darkness (PG-13; 2013) at 3:30 p.m.  LLNL swag will be given away and it’s lots of fun, but it’s also an amazing (and FREE) way to get cutting-edge science education (followed by a great film that ties in with the theme!).

Love Modesto Sign Ups now Open! April 23rd is going to be Love Modesto,

where we meet downtown at 8am on 10th & I streets in front of the Gallo Center. Live music, Modesto Nuts tickets, food and refreshments for all volunteers. Free kid’s area featuring face painting, mascots, games etc. Free back massages provided by Armstrong Chiropractic. Free photos by Platinum Photo Booth. Hang out and have fun before leaving with your teams to tackle your projects. There are many projects happening in and around our city. Please get involved to make a difference in our community. Sign up at lovemodesto.com/april-23

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Cancer Survivorship Conference Memorial Medical Center Cancer Services presents the fourth annual Cancer Survivorship Conference as a way to celebrate survivorship in our community. The conference goal is to continually support our community of cancer survivors by providing new topics, information and inspiration each year.

LOCATION Modesto Junior College Mary Stuart Rogers Building 2201 Blue Gum Avenue REGISTRATION Registration is free and includes conference materials, continental breakfast and lunch. Register online at memorialmedicalcenter.org/ survivors-conference

Saturday, March 12, 2016 | 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. TOPICS • • • •

What I Learned on my Cancer Journey Cancer Research and Clinical Trials The Journey from Patient to Patient Research Advocate Participatory Action Research: The Impact of Complementary Therapy on Quality of Life for Cancer Survivors and Their Caregivers • Plant-Based Diets for a Healthy Survivorship • Sexuality and Survivorship

Exhibitors will provide you with valuable information from local cancer community partners, support groups, and our own Cancer Services, Clinical Trials, Patient Navigation and Healing Journey Complementary Therapy programs.

For more information, call 209-569-7789

memorialmedicalcenter.org

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ModestoView March 2016  

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