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weekend. We are finally settling in to our house, no more construction and Becky and I had our first weekend of peace and quiet. Ohmmmm (sound of record scratching) That didn’t last long, Along with all of the storms and raging rivers, we are rushing in to one of my favorite times of the year. As a Murphy, March is pretty much a national holiday. Best of all, it just feels like Ireland right now. Even in the drought years, March was green, and now it is SUPER green. Have you driven up in the hills, the Altamont, and everywhere to see the Irish Green? So beautiful. This year, I have my calendar cleared for March 17 as it is a Murphy family holiday and thanks to our friends at P Wexford’s, there will be Murphy’s on tap for this special time of the year. The best part of all, is that everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. You can check out Brew View, BarView and Chef View this month for some amazing Irish treats
and some awesome local events like LuckyFest that you absolutely must check out and visit Murphy’s Pub. Modesto’s green is complete with the opening day of the Modesto Farmer’s Market on March 30 Needless to say, I love newspapers and the print media. The role of the free press is important to our democracy and the future of our country and we celebrate those that find and report the news. Sunshine Week is March 12-18 and celebrates the public’s right to know and this month we showcase those in our community that deliver the news, and those that will do this in the future. March is when all the stuff you have been working on over the winter starts to come together. So happy that the MAMAs are a real non-profit corporation now thanks to the amazing Ross Lee & Associates (yes, this is a lawyer plug) and we can really start doing some good work for the Modesto area music community. Music in the Plaza is coming together and there will be an amazing line up of MAMA bands through the summer starting at the end of April. A new season of Art Walk begins in March and will continue through the fall and each 3rd Thursday ArtWalk will feature a MAMA musician mixed in with the artistic talent. Needless to say, Art and Music and History make a community shine. These are some of the things I love the most and what am the most passionate about (besides my Murphy girls).
Life is complete with friends and family. All of this stuff happening in town is no fun without friends and family. I am so thankful for my girls and my family and my friends that make Modesto super fun. We survived our 13 hour pubcrawl last month and can’t wait for the next one. Not only do we hang with our friends, we do business with them. When we all think local, do business with our friends and connect up our economy, Modesto really sings. That is why our advertisers are the flat out best companies in town and I encourage you to support businesses that support living local. If your business would like to be a part of the ModestoView team, please let me know. We are creating a good network and thanks to you all, we just crossed over 25,000 likes on Facebook. We love our friends and our ViewCrew is the best. Which at the end of the day is why we Love Modesto. I hope you will join us and get involved in Love Modesto on April 8 and pick a project that you are passionate about. There are so many ways you can give back and connect with people. That makes Modesto the place to be and I am thankful for all of you. Hope your March is exciting and you have the luck of the Irish. Best to you. Chris Murphy
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Modesto’s awesome, socially-inclusive design
by Lee Davis, Founder, Modesto Design Schoo
In 1905, Modesto inventor Joseph C. Dana filed a patent application for “a writing-guide designed for use by blind persons.” This may be Modesto’s earliest example of “accessible design,” “inclusive design” or “universal design,” i.e., the design of experiences, places and products usable by everyone regardless of ability, age or circumstance. Designing for the widest range of people creates better designs and benefits for everyone. In her 2016 TED talk, Elise Roy asserts that being deaf makes her a better designer: “When we design for disability, we all benefit.” When designers “design for disability first” they create solutions not only inclusive for people with
disabilities but better designs for everyone. Roy points to the OXO potato peeler: originally designed for people with arthritis but so comfortable that everybody wanted it. Or SMS texting: originally designed for people who are deaf. How might we transform Modesto into a pioneer and destination for inclusive design? Anyone navigating Modesto’s buildings, public spaces and streets with a wheelchair or walker experiences a city far from universally accessible. But there are promising initiatives underway. Modesto mom Rachel Loredo is creating The Awesome Spot, Modesto’s first inclusive playground in Beyer Community Park. Loredo’s son Tommy was born with arthrogryposis (the same congenital joint condition of Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter Serge Kovaleski) and requires a walker or wheelchair. Inspired by a visit to an inclusive playground in Palo Alto where Tommy could play independently, Loredo teamed up with Modesto landscape architect Chad Kennedy to design a similar playspace here. The Awesome Spot is scheduled to open in
summer 2018 and will put Modesto on the map as a universal design destination. The design was informed by several community meetings and is envisioned around a nature theme with rainforest, swamp and savanna areas for kids to explore their many senses. Every element has a purpose involving a tactile sensory experience tailored to kids’ age and cognitive ability while leaving a lot to imagination, exploration and play. “It’s not enough to talk about ‘accessibility,’” says Kennedy. “Everyone should be able to play together without barriers or inhibition.” The Awesome Spot is a “socially-inclusive, sensory integrated, intergenerational play space.”
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It’s not only for special-needs kids. It’s not only for kids, period. It’s intended to be an “all abilities” play space for everyone. The design brings everyone to common ground, providing dignity and independence for people of all abilities. “Appropriate design recognizes that a child with a disability is a child with abilities,” says Kennedy. Indeed, this unique and awesome play space may inspire the next generation of inclusive designers from among Modesto’s own brilliantly creative, differently-abled young people. Visit: www.theawesomespotplayground.com
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COMMUNITY La Loma Neighborhood by Rhonda Allen La Loma Neighborhood has been fortunate to have many involved neighbors working together on a variety of projects to improve the neighborhood. Thanks to the handiwork of Doug Highiet, new La Loma signs will soon be placed in the roundabouts to dress up the neighborhood entrances. The signs are metal and will be mounted on a concrete base for stability. Another new structure in the area is a little lending library, which has been built by residents and installed on Encina Avenue, where it is easily seen. It has been getting a lot of interest by both adults and children. Neighbor Susan Taylor brought the idea of installing the little library to the neighborhood and is now the guardian of the books. A third project recently approved is to decorate the side of the pump station off Edgebrook Drive with ceramic tiles decorated by La Loma residents. The Culture Commission consented to the artistic project that will be installed by April. Suzanne Abid helped get the project approved.
Recently, La Loma Neighborhood also started developing a native garden along Encina Avenue. A row of valley oak trees has now been planted, and a succulent rock garden and variety of native plants are newly established along the pathway. On April 8, Love Modesto Day, there will be a big planting party at the garden site to further develop the native garden. Any Modesto resident is welcome to sign up for the project called “La Loma Native Plant Garden” to help add to the workforce that will be needed. Rhonda Allen will be the project leader and you can contact her for more information at rhondasaddress@ sbcglobal.net.
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Chromatic Gallery Street near 14th and March 10 to April 14 at the Senior Center on 28 and 29th Open Studio Preview Show at Februaryout 6 isa also Reception and checked newthe set Artists of installation pieces, Bodem Street. All skill levels welcome. Call Mistlin Gallery. Gallery hours will be posted, awards ceremonies Delicato Vinewatercolors in their for show “Blush.Family ” Another (209) 577-5344 for supply list and more inforas Mistlin is otherwise closed for Spring Showyardsspot ArtisShow. I gotand honorable mentions for new Art Time Sip Wine Sips at 920 mation. case Receiving and hanging, but the lights will watercolors “Cocktail and “Vintage Wine Art Walk notes. Judith Levi-Wood “Design be16th Street, Suite A, onCats” the corner at J. I don’t be on all three days until 8 pm for after work Frogs”. of on Show Boyd, know if Best they’re Artwent WalktoasGerald the map not for gins with Line” is currently hanging at Barking convenience. Open Studio weekend is April his pastel “Liam and the Butterfl y.” can check out yet at column deadline, but you Dog and opened January Art Walk. Ron Cool21 and 22. This year’s cover design by artist Manyformat of ourand localevents artistscalendar. will haveCall entered their 209 the idge will be the featured Artist at the Carolyn Suzanne Staud. Tracy Artor League Show. Art777-0129 web atExpressions https://www.arttimeandHuff Photographic Gallery. Mistlin Gallery ist Reception is February 12, with the public sipwinestudios.com will feature its members show, “Abstracts and The annual Stanislaus Family Justice Center fundraiser, “Art of Justice” Celebration and Fundraiser is held at the Center and nearby March 23. Event includes a Silent Auction, Over $10 purchase, food, wine and an art show. Local artists Limit one per customer. featured paired with Art done by children in Expires 02/29/2016 our Art Restores Kids Program. The artists donate pieces they create that interpret this child-inspired art work. Art prices generally – We carry Grass Fed Beef – range from $15 to $2,100. Event starts at 5:30 Open 9am - 6pm Everyday! and tickets can be found through Eventbrite or at the door. We accept VISA, MC, Discover, ATM & EBT March is also the month the 2017 Stanislaus 2625 Coffee Rd. Modesto Artist Open Studio maps go on sale. Map at the corner of Coffee & Floyd booklets should available March 6, and can Call to place your order (209) 408-8850
Impressions.” For the Love of Conversation, take a long look at the new downtown mural on wall at Ralston’s Goat originated by artist/attorney Martin Baker. “In memory of Rick Hernstedt and all the homeless who have died on the streets of Modesto. May they never be forgotten.”
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Hey Bartender! By Chris Murphy and our friends at Do Good Distillery
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There a few fun St. Patrick’s Day parties in the Central Valley, and up high on the list is
The California Car Bomb
One of the things you need to know is that you don’t try to order an Irish Car Bomb in Ireland. This is an American thing and best of all, it is really really tasty and has a wonderful chocolate taste. This month, we make this our own drink, a California Car Bomb. This is a sport drink as it combines so many different flavors, and of course, some gymnastics and some amazing Do Good Bourbon Whiskey. Our friends at Firkin and Fox Pub are ready or this year’s St Patrick’s Day season. They are planning an all day celebration, green beer, corned beef and cabbage and more. As a Murphy, it is St. Patrick’s Day all year long and it is always a good time for a Car Bomb. So let’s get right to it and see how this car is built. First, this is an acrobatic exercise and timing is everything. Our amazing bartender Devry Thayer delivered this treat with precision and the mix was perfect. In a shot glass – 2/3 DoGood California Bourbon 1/3 Baileys In a Pint glass - ½ Pint of Guinness Drop the Shot Glass (slowly) into the Pint Glass Drink completely
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St. Paddy’s at the MAMA winning P. Wexford’s Pub! A great little Irish pub in the heart of Modesto, with an impressive array of 25 taps, serves the biggest variety of Irish beers in March. If you like the traditional green beer, yes, they have it, but if you are craving some good Irish beers, come get your Murphy’s, Guinness, Harp, or Smithwick’s. Ireland beers are coming right here to you for your leprechaun-shenanicauns! The party starts at noon on March 17th, and goes all night. Rain or shine, this event is where you can celebrate no matter what your age (well, as long as you’re over 21 that is) or your ethnicity. Everyone is Irish on March 17th! Although they serve corned beef and cabbage year-round, it’s the most popular dish at this event. (Or try the Irish Melt sandwich! Yum!) Other menu items available will be Shepherd’s Pie and bangers and mash. Music will start with Johnny & Kelly, and throughout the day you will also hear Neil Buettner, Josh Rosenblum and others, and DJ Tease will take over after dark. Practice your corn hole because friendly tournaments will take place outside. Get your game on! P. Wexford’s is our local “Cheers”, and the pub regulars gladly open their hearts to one and all for this event, sharing their friendly pub with everyone who walks in. Fun fact: Its name comes from the time Patrick Johnson threw a dart at a map of Ireland, and the dart stuck in the county of Wexford. It doesn’t have the same ring as “Cheers” but the Irish say “Slainte!” anyway, so get practicing (its pronounced “slawn-cha”), and come out wearing your green for a luckily good time! As they say, “Best while you have it, use your breath, there is no drinking after death!”
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There are some amazing performances this month by our youth. You never know who the next Jeremy Renner or Tim Olyphant will be, so don’t miss these. These theatre groups have worked so very hard and the audience should be packed with our whole community, not just their parents. This is one of the great actor training teams in our region and YES Company performances never disappoint. YES Kids present Disney’s My Son Pinocchio Jr. March 3: 7:30 PM, March 4 and 5:30 PM Gallo Center for the Arts Davis High School This is a 90’s version of Beauty and the Beast will be performed at Davis in the Little Theatre on March 10 and 11 at 7 p.m. and March 12 at 1 p.m. The Davis tickets are $7 for students and $9 for general admission and can be purchased at the door. The show moves to the Gallo Center for the Arts on March 13 for a stellar performance at 7 p.m. These tickets are $15-25 and can be purchased through the Gallo Center for the Arts box office: www.galloarts.org. Modesto High School Once Upon A Mattress is a musical comedy based on the Hans Christian Anderson Fairy Tale, “The Princess and the Pea.” The show premiered on Broadway in 1959 and featured a young Carol Burnett in her star turn. It has
become a timeless classic of the American musical theatre stage. A cast of over 20 Modesto High School students will perform the musical supported by MHS technicians, designers, and musicians. The show is a delight for adults and children of all ages. March 3, 4, 10, 11 - Modesto High School Auditorium 7:30 PM - Tickets available at the door $ 8 Adults $ 5 Students Downey High School
Johansen High School Xanadu Jr will be the school’s hallmark show this year. This will take you to another place and you will have a blast. March 10 & 11 at 7:30 PM Johansen High Haines McKnight Theater 641 Norseman Drive $10 Adults; $7 Students/Children/Seniors Contact Rhonda Oliver at oliver.r@mcs4kids. com LightBox Theatre at the Carnegie The True Story of the Big Bad Wolf Alexander T. Wolf, A.K.A. “The Big Bad Wolf ” is on trial for the terrible crimes he has committed, and in this Hog-Eat-Hog world he will finally reveal his side of the story to the town of pigs accusing him in this funny courtroom drama directed by LightBox Theatre Company co-founders Stefani Tsai and Eric Broadwater
are directing and designing the production, respectively. Dr. Karen Koner, Coordinator of Music Education at Stan State, is the musical director. The play features local actors from the community and recent Stanislaus State graduate Loft Theatre / Carnegie Arts Center Downtown Turlock. Fri - March 17 & 24 at 7 p.m. Sat - March 18 & 25 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sun - March 19 & 26 at 2 p.m. $12 Gen, $10 C.A.C. Members, $8 Youth/Students with valid ID LightBoxForYouth.org
A Time to Perform in March
Into the Woods Into the Woods is being performed by Modesto, CA’s legendary Downey drama department where a young George Lucas built sets back in the day. Directed by John Armes. Starring Samuel Gerber, Carma Mize, Kyra Pelham, Bella Marseline, and Daniel Vermulean. Follow The Baker and his wife “into the woods” in search of objects belonging to Little Red, Jack, Rapunzel, and Cinderella, to lift the spell the Witch has placed on the want-to-be parents! Go see our own AllAges Editor Leia Johnson live on stage. March 10th: Opening Night 7pm March 11, 17, 18: 7pm Mar 19 2 pm
March is one of my favorite months of the year because Lakewood Youth Theater’s annual musical is traditionally performed the first weekend. I have been directing forty talented fourth, fifth and sixth graders in Oz. The cast has worked extremely hard learning lines, songs and dances. The set, costumes and make-up are jaw dropping. Lakewood parents and staff are the best. The hallway into the “theater” becomes a magical tunnel into the Emerald City. Please come see our production. Connie Ambrosia-Wann and Penny Hansen will interpret Friday night’s show for our Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing community.
by Kaye Osborn Lakewood School Presents - Oz March 3; 6:30 PM, March 4: 1:30 and 6:30 PM Tickets: $8 Box office opens 30 minutes before the show At the Gallo Center this month GCRC: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf March 10 and 11: 7:30 PM March 12: 3 PM CWB: Coppelia! March 24: 7 PM, March 25: 2 PM Peter Rabbit Tuesday, March 28: 6:30 PM The 2017 Prospect Theater season is amazing and you need to check this out. Glengarry Glen Ross Feb. 24- March 12
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CHEF by Brandilyn Brown ith a name like “Twisted Pig”, you would expect pork on the menu every day of the year at this restaurant, and 364 days of the year you’re right. But on St. Patrick’s Day, Corned beef is front and center, ruling this roost. Friday March 17th, come fill your bellies with corned beef tacos, Irish nachos topped with corned beef, corned beef and cabbage, and corn beef sliders, along with their regular menu offerings such as the delicious Rooster Bullets, the pretzels with beer cheese, Drunken Mussels or cups of bacon. Yes, CUPS FULL OF BACON. What’s not to love?! Their Third Annual St. Patrick’s Day Party begins at 10am March 17th, and will go until 2am on the 18th. The free admission to this event gets you live music until nightfall when a DJ’s mix will take over the dance floor. Musicians will include MAMA Winner Dan Vallerand and Thunder Road, among others. They will host tournaments in the game room with Twisted Pig swag as prizes. (Practice your beer pong tosses!) They will host a pop up a photo booth (also free) so wear your green and dress up to pose all night! Budweiser girls will make an appearance, and if you’re lucky enough, maybe they’ll serve you your classic green beer. Owners Randy & Amber Rocha, alongside general manager Cody Baldwin, were inspired by their love of the Irish pub and the comradery that comes along with it, like supporting local and getting to know your neighbors. They wanted to tip their hat to their beloved Irish culture with this bar, and do so on a daily basis with drinks such as the Cocky Irishman, a cocktail created of course, with Jameson Irish Whiskey. They also offer Jameson on tap, a rare treat in Modesto. Jameson has been synonymous with Ireland since 1810, so make sure you sip an Ellis Island Martini when you stop in. This Jameson and pickle juice mix is incredible! If you want something to warm your insides, try the Irish Coffee or a Coffee Break. (The Coffee Break is served with a fresh homemade donut rolled in sugary goodness!) Both are warm, smooth concoctions of creamy bliss. You can make it at home, too! Try this recipe:
Drink responsibly (and pig out!) friends!
2 parts fresh Drip Coffee 1 part Jameson Irish Whiskey 1 part Emmet’s Irish Cream top with whipped cream
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COUNTRY by DJ Walker DJ Walker in the Morning Show KAT 103.3 Since the last time we checked in with the
local duo of Cottonwood Creek they’ve tied the knot & tied the iTunes charts with their debut album release. “We hit #21 on the charts!!!”, says Maggie Little. “Almost to twenty!” adds Scott Little. Even before they shared the same last name they’ve always shared a the love of music and performing. They can be seen regularly all around the valley from the ‘Miners Roadhouse 140’ in Mariposa to the ‘Bourbon Barrel’ in Sonora to the ‘Udder Place’ in Turlock. They’ve even opened for Jake Owen, Mickey Guyton and Trent Harmon (American Idol Winner) at the Kat Country 103 St. Jude Christmas Show in December. Their new self-titled album has a polished and familiar feel from the first track to the last. Scott and Maggie trade vocals on several songs and their harmonies reflect the honeymooners’ love for each other and their music. “Now that people have downloaded our album we’re getting a cool and local following!” Says Scott. “We’ll be on stage and as I’m looking out
I see people singing our songs back to us. It kind of freaked me out at first!” laughs Maggie, “and it’s cool that each show seems to have a few more people each time we play.” Adds Scott. The end game is taking their Central Valley roots and transplanting them in Nashville. It’s akin to acting in Hollywood. If you want
a country music career, all roads lead to Music City. “That’s where the networking and decision makers are, so that’s where we’ll have to go
METAL Attract some luck this month. by Eve Oberlander It’s March, the month of my Birthday, Women’s History and St. Patrick’s Day. St. Patrick’s Day is a day for anyone, whether you are Irish or not, to let loose and have a bit of fun. Here are five lucky things to do or see in the month of March: 1. Say an Irish blessing. Before you hit up your local metal show, take a moment to say an Irish blessing that’ll ensure your 2017 St. Patrick’s Day is filled with good times, cheers and beers. My favorite goes: “May you be in Heaven a half hour before the Devil knows you’re dead”. 2. Attend my birthday party. Pamsterdam Promotions is throwing my friend Roni and I a Metal Birthday Bash on Saturday March 4th at the Spinnaker Lounge. Free show with performance’s by Modesto’s most hated Nothing But Losers, Scorptrio, Bavmorda and Forever Obscured. My boyfriend Keith Peters who is a vocalist will be singing several songs with Scorptrio. Yay! I’m looking forward to watching Forever Obscured perform because no one has seen them play in a year. 3. Make an Irish Dish. Even if you don’t know
anything about Irish culture, you’ve probably heard that corned beef and cabbage is a traditional Irish dish eaten for the holiday. 4. Go to LuckyFest, Friday March 17th. It’s the largest St. Patrick’s Day party, held here in Downtown Modesto. The metal stage this year will be Chris Ricci presents The Docks Metal Stage and Dick Quesadilla’s Chicken Coop! Buy a ticket from any of the bands listed found on facebook. 5. Be kind and go support local metal. A way to bring positive energy is by spreading it. Go hang out with your local metal heads, radiate positivity and you will attract it. Support our local bands even if they play out of the area! Modesto Metal Noise: Bavmorda’s Mat Zahn is now in Modesto’s X-Method. X-Method just released their new album. Mat Zahn is formerly Modesto’s Zombie Death Stench and currently playing bass for Bavmorda and rhythm for X-Method. A little birdie tells me ZDS is not over. Anthony Duran lead front man for Modesto’s Hang the Kode says they are pressing
when the time is right.” Meanwhile Scott continues his day job repairing musical instruments and Maggie obsesses over repurposing furniture as the ‘Farmhouse Gypsy’ to make ends meet. But it’s the nights in the local music houses that keep paving the road that leads to their dream of being big singing stars.
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This is a very tasty way to support a fantastic local organization that does so much for so many. The Salvation Army really delivers on services and programs for those in need. They are management lean and very effective so you get the most bang for your donated dollar. NOW, you can even get an omelet from a local celebrity chef like Sheriff Adam Christiansen, Mayor Brandvold and others. There is a boutique, bakery section, and raffle. Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary Omelette Brunch Tuesday March 21 Father O’Hare Hall-St. Joseph’s Church- Oakdale Rd. 9:30-1:00 Tickets: $25
their album this month and look for shows and their album drop in April. 17TEN has exciting news that I will get to announce next article. Stay tuned!
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Saturday 3/18, enjoy some classical with a digital edge, with Lodi duo Strings Attached. Pianist Chase Loeb and cellist Carol Ann Loeb infuse their set with jazz, pop and more, re-imagined in both originals and classics. They use their instruments to interact with audiences through charming performance and educational storytelling. Doors for all Gottschalk concerts are at 7:00, with music starting at 7:30. Admission is $15, and free for kids under 12. With only 40 seats available in this intimate venue, I hope you’ll be one of the lucky few to catch one or more of these exciting acts by calling or emailing 209543-5306 or email@example.com.
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Of all the artists I’ve worked with over the years, I doubt any have been more aptly named than Gaelynn Lea. Her original violin music is like a soothing breeze through the meadow. Gaelynn crafts hauntingly beautiful compositions rooted in the Irish traditions. She made quite a splash last year when she overwhelmingly won NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest out of more than 6,000 entrants; and I am proud to announce her as our opening night headliner at the sixth annual Modesto Unplugged Music Festival commencing at the end of this month. Gaelynn’s story and musical development are very inspiring. Born with brittle bone disease, she uses her music to advocate for people with disabilities and to promote positive social change. Gaelynn makes music in her own way, holding and playing her violin as one would play a cello, and using looping tech to create winding layers of sound beneath familiar melodies. She makes her Modesto debut on Friday March 31, in the Gottschalk Music Center’s recital hall at 1502 E St. The evening will kick off a whole series of listening concerts around downtown. MUMfest will run through April 30 - more about our April events next month.
Before we get there, Music At The GMC has two other cool showcases in March. Thursday 3/9, take a sonic ride with Archer & Tripp, integrating unique instruments that steer them closer toward their idea of ‘Acoustic Trance.’ Jaron Tripp’s development as a hang drum player is driven by the grounding power of rhythm. Samantha Archer’s classical training in piano, clarinet and vocals have allowed her distinctive and instinctive sense for melody to flower into a skill for both improvisation and composition.
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INTER The news is a vital part of our lives. You need to know what is happening. Being informed, whether it be about politics, arts, music or business is so very important. Knowing what is happening both locally and nationally is just part of being a good citizen. Even more important, is knowing that what you are reading is researched, vetted and presented truthfully. This is the key to an informed citizenry. From the first Boston News-Letter in 1704, then legendary Ben Franklin to the mythical reporting team of Lois Lane and Clark Kent to the acclaimed Woodward and Bernstein, the role of the press and the education of the people is still a national treasure and worth of being pro-tected by the First Amendment of the Constitution. We follow global news but the local news is what affects our daily lives. Joe Kieta is the Editor and Sr. Vice President of News at the Modesto Bee and is the classic leader of the newsroom. You have seen this role glorified in many famous movies, but in reality, this is the person that matches the pulse of the news with the needs and connection to the community. Editors count on their reporters to find the key events happening, whether good or bad, and communicate it to a waiting public. Joe has deep roots here in the valley and was formerly editor of the Merced Sun Star where he and his wife started their family. Let’s meet Joe Kieta ModestoView: The Modesto Bee is part of our daily lives; do you still feel the magic of delivering an entire paper daily? Joseph Kieta: I certainly feel the magic, but the way that magic happens is different from the days when we only produced a print edition. The journalism itself is largely the same -- reporters and editors digging for stories, making phone calls, poring over records -- but the distribution methods and the tools we use are vastly different and constantly changing. We break news all day online and through social media, especially Facebook, where we’ve garnered more than 100,000 followers. We also provide videos and other multimedia, which has expanded how we tell stories. The magic happens, for sure, but it’s much more dynamic today. MV: The goal out there is to “seek the truth”; just exactly how do you do that? JK: Our team of reporters, editors and multimedia journalists are a dedicated bunch. We comb through documents, ask tough/probing questions, attend public meetings and verify
: Joe Kieta
MV: What would you say to encourage young people and students to consider a career in journalism? JK: I’d tell them that they have a special opportunity to help blaze a new trail for journalism. The work that’s happening now will lay the foundation for future journalists. Who wouldn’t want to be a part of that? The business model is still a work in progress, but the audience is growing and journalists can make an impact.
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the information we receive. We also show up at breaking news events like fires, accidents and natural disasters. It’s our job to arm The Bee’s readers with facts; this allows them to make informed decisions. Every person in this newsroom is committed to getting the story right -- and if we make a mistake, we always correct the record. That said, sometimes the truth can be a little hard for some people to handle. Many readers increasingly want what I call “journalism of affirmation” -- where the facts are twisted to fit their particular view of the world. That’s not what we do at The Bee. MV: What was it that inspired you to be a newsperson? JK: It really started in high school in Solon, Ohio -- a suburb of Cleveland where I grew up. Solon High had an incredible journalism teacher who inspired her students to write real truth-telling stories, and I guess you could say I got bit by the bug. I initially decided to pursue something else in college, but eventually got involved in the student newspaper and.. here I am. MV: Other than the big global events, is there a particular news story that really got to you? JK: I’m a local news junkie, and there’s nothing that gets me excited more than a good local investigative story. Garth Stapley’s 2015 “Justice Delayed” series about the murder trial backlog in the Stanislaus County Superior Court is one example of how The Bee can bring light to an important issue. Garth spent weeks digging through records to reveal what was happening. That’s some serious shoe leather. No other news organization other than The Bee was going to write that story. This is how we make a difference in the community. My job is to make sure we have an environment in the newsroom where ambitious stories are unearthed and written with regularity.
MV: Everyone has biases and feelings, how does one maintain their objectivity, especially in a community like ours that is so close knit? JK: You’re right … Modesto is a very close-knit community, and it often seems like a small group of people have an outsized influence. I am very careful to position myself as an observer and not a participant; I’ve said “no” to joining clubs or other organizations because I want to maintain some separation and avoid being put in an awkward spot where a conflict of interest may arise. I don’t want anyone to think that a story was covered because the editor was involved in a particular club or activity. I’m certainly not an introvert, but I’ve said “no” to a lot of invitations because I want to be a dispassionate reporter. I expect the same of our news staff.
MV: The daily news cycle still revolves around a printed paper, how are you bridging the gap of the immediate need to know, video journalism and the traditional daily paper. JK: The print news cycle has taken a back seat to the digital news cycle in The Bee’s newsroom. We now have a team of reporters and editors positioned from the early morning to the late evening hours to report news as it happens and to create multimedia, including video. These reporters work with others in the newsroom to develop content that fits two tempos -- quick and breaking (fires, accidents, floods … any breaking news event) and deep and introspective (investigative reporting, stories that look beyond the headlines). Editors juggle between the two tempos and adjust coverage as necessary. In the past, we focused all of our energy on putting together one printed paper a day. Today, we’re able to produce multimedia and connect with our audience in ways that we never would have been able to do previously.
MV: How important is Sunshine Week and the Freedom of Information Act? JK: I’m convinced that sunshine is the best disinfectant. The Bee is aggressive in its pursuit of records and the public’s right to know, even if it means taking our grievance to the courts. We’re just now pushing for records that the City of Modesto has been reluctant to release. Sunshine Week puts a spotlight on this commendable work. I sometimes wish that this would get more recognition, but we’re not looking for plaudits. Sometimes government leaders forget that they work for the public and that the people have a right to know what happens in the public agencies their tax dollars finance. We fight for this right to know. MV: In 2017, what do you think the role of the press is? JK: To seek and spread the truth. To set the record straight with facts. To shine light into dark corners. MV: What are some of your most favorite Modesto experiences? JK: There’s a lot to love. My most memorable experiences come from the incredible people who call this area home. People here are friendly and selfless -- two qualities that can be lacking in other communities. I’m continually blown away at their generosity and willingness to do good. Culturally, the Gallo Center for the Arts and the State Theater are treasures. And there are countless other unique experiences that make Modesto special, like the Saturday farmers market, Concert in the Park, and Modesto on Ice (all in season). MV: If there were one event that you wish would happen in our region, what would it be? JK: Something that celebrates the area’s incredible diversity. It’s our greatest strength, but we don’t celebrate it nearly enough. It could start with a showcase of food from different cultures and grow from there. It also would help get people out of their comfort zones. MV: Beatles or Stones? JK: Beatles!
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INTERSECTION OF ART By Dezaree Seeds, MBA
Every year the Modesto Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Modesto Program not only
Downtown Champion Jeffrey Newberry For over 26 years, you have seen Jeffrey New-
berry, keeping the downtown streets spiffed up, posters in the windows, scrubbing tagging off of walls, gathering signatures for street closures, weeding and overall just being a great Downtown Modesto ambassador. You have seen him, caring for one of the flower pots, or doing simple repairs. He has even been a Reindeer handing out Candy Canes or Candy Eggs dressed as the Easter Bunny. Every downtown business knows him and his presence in our downtown has been a blessing as an employee of the Downtown Improvement District, aka the DID. You may hear about other new downtown agencies, but the DID and Jeffrey have been working hard to keep downtown alive with a shoestring budget. Born on September 15, 1955 in Modesto, CA. He was raised on a Peach Ranch between Modesto and Empire with a childhood spent among the trees hunting for elves and dinosaurs. Artistic from an early age, he still draws his childhood trees, and paints with acrylics whenever he can. A Downey High School grad
identifies, educates and motivates potential community leaders; but also requires its participants to volunteer their time to identify and complete a service project that will have a positive impact in the Community. The Leadership Modesto 2017 Class, made up of 24 community leaders from various industries, has chosen to raise awareness of the arts in the community while revitalizing Downtown Modesto with the “INTERSECTION OF ART”. This project will entail beautifying two Downtown Modesto intersections – ‘I’ and 10th Street and ‘I’ and 11th Street, just in front of the Gallo Center for the Arts. The inter-
in ’73, he attended MJC taking art and theatre classes and performed “Little Mary Sunshine”, “Alice in Wonderland”, “Summer and Smoke” the Opera “The Medium” and more. Jeffrey worked in retail for several years, at Joseph Magnin’s, PacBell Phone Center store, Gottschalks, and Montgomery Wards. While unemployed his friend Lynne Cummerow (Kellner) suggested he put an application in at
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sections will be transformed into creative art designed by local artists, with an emphasis on music and performing arts. The unveiling of the INTERSECTION OF ART is scheduled for May 12, 2017 from 4:00 – 6:00pm in front of the Gallo Center for the Arts. Join Leadership Modesto for an exciting evening of food, fun and live music as we celebrate the newly-designed downtown crosswalks. To follow the project and for additional information follow us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/intersection of art or visit: https:// lemo2017.wixsite.com/intersectionofart Leadership Modesto is encouraging local residents, businesses and organizations to help revitalize Downtown Modesto by making a tax deductible donation to help meet the project fundraising goal of at least $37,000. To make a donation visit modchamber.org, call Ed Parcaut at 209.404.1915 or mail your donation to: The Modesto Chamber of Commerce Attn: Leadership Modesto 1114 J Street Modesto, CA 95354 the Downtown Improvement District. (D.I.D.) Nancy Young hired him 26 years ago. We celebrate Jeffrey for doing both the pleasant and unpleasant jobs in downtown Modesto, all the while making people smile and laugh. ModestoView thanks the DID, Nancy Young and her team and especially this month, we celebrate the 26 years of Downtown Excellence of Jeffrey Newberry. For our signature question: Beatles all the way.
THE BODY POSITIVE Learn to love your body and embrace your authentic self Thurs. Mar. 2 at 5:30 p.m.
Revolution New Art for A New World (Doc) Wed. Mar. 8 at 7 p.m. and Sun. Mar. 12 at 2 p.m.
FREE Science Education Program RECONSTRUCTING A RABIES EPIDEMIC: BYTE BY BYTE Speakers from Lawrence Livermore Lab plus the movie CONTAGION (PG-13–2011) Sat. Mar. 18 at 2:30 p.m.
Starring Omar Sharif and Barbra Streisand Sun. Mar. 19 at 2 p.m.
NY Film Critics sneak preview of
ALL NIGHTER (R) Wed. March 22 at 7:30 p.m
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Pasta plus one of the best Westerns of all time! Doors and Dinner at 2 p.m. Movie at 3 p.m. Admission $15 Sun. April 2, 2017
The State is joining art film houses across the country to present GEORGE ORWELL’S
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BY CHRIS MURPHY
Who? What? Where? When? Why I love newspapers. I always have. I have them delivered to my home daily. In addition to the papers, I scan all of the feeds to keep me up on current events, and I really try to educate myself on all of the issues, from both sides. I have learned that as a person, or as a parent, you really can’t get to the root of something until you have looked at it from many angles and put yourself in some other shoes. But knowledge and learning is everything to me. Facts are really important. There are only one kind of facts, and they are facts. No hyphens. Who? What? Where? When? Why? And How? These words have helped me throughout my life and are keys to learning. This is the foundation of journalism, building a brand, growing your company and even parenting, and it all gets back to skills that are part of “Journalism 101”. Wellresearched subjects and the presentation of those facts are skills we all need. Modesto has so many things we need to do. To move ahead and be a better city we need to regularly ask these questions, not of each other, but to ourselves as well. Let’s learn, study, and get smarter and build a better place to live. You don’t need a college degree to be a really smart person; and these key questions will help guide anyone to find the truth anywhere, but you can get a fantastic four-year degree and shoot for the stars. Here are just some of people and groups doing this and how you can get involved. For a list of all of the local school newspapers and journalism programs visit www.modestoview.com
President and Publisher of the Modesto Bee and Merced Sun Star The business model for News has changed dramatically in recent years. Our mission has not. The foundation of a well-functioning community -- and democracy -- is a well-informed society. The Bee has been an integral part of our community for generations. No other organization has deployed more news gathering resources within the community through the years to bring the Valley the news and information its citizens need. Our journalists are our community. They live here, they raise and educate their families here and they shop and play here. It’s always been that
way. They care deeply about our community and bring that passion and an abundance of professionalism to the task. When we’re doing it right, we can entertain you with interesting stories, an interesting point of view and, hopefully, touch your emotions or make your world more understandable. We should reflect our community. We can make your life or your business more effective, more relevant. And we can hold those people and institutions in power accountable to the communities they serve. Today we’re investing in technology, training and our people to make sure our mission continues to find its target. I’m proud to be a part of it.
Catching the Journalism Bug at Downey High School
By: Leia Johnson The journalism program at Thomas Downey High School is thriving! The practical art of not only writing, but conveying stories in an alluring manner, is being taught to over 50 students at TDHS. To teacher, Mr. Guevara, these classes are vital because it’s the only school place that students can promote their own opinions and ideas with an unregulated voice. “It’s necessary for students to have this open channel dialogue with their peers, it’s also a safe place to voice their concerns or views”, Guevara explained to me. Downey is lucky enough to have two opportunities for student to better their skill of writing, the Shield yearbook and the Realm magazine. As copy-editor of the Realm and am proud of the effort put into this advanced magazine. One factor of writing for a school, which we don’t take for granted in the copy department, is our ability to print anything that we want. Our teacher helps steer us in the right direction of overall appropriateness, but has ensured our overall freedom through the first amendment. For the print magazine, Hannah Heightman (the editor-in-chief) and the rest of the editor staff publish stories with abstract angles that discuss ideas, human interest stories or simply thought provoking pieces. Stay updated with our progress at www.tdhsrealmonline.com
Video Journalism for the Future Gregori High School
memory. Apparently they served him well for the rest of his life. They are:
By Jim Richards Jags News Network (JNN) is the nationally recognized student broadcast program that serves Gregori High School. Student reporters produce original content that focuses on student life, school events, and issues that extend beyond the school boundaries. Individual broadcasts are released to the internet on Fridays and feature school announcements, school news, video stories that feature students, campus teams, and entertainment that relates to teens and the high school experience. The award-winning JNN Broadcast Program teaches student staffers to craft video stories and produce live streams with the use of Panasonic camcorders, Nikon full-frame DSLRs, Premiere Pro video editing software, a campus broadcast studio, and one of Modesto City Schools rare Mac Computer Labs. Check out JNN at jagnews.net In photo Davis Rosas Buzo (l), Emma Jakobsen (r)
1. Use short sentences 2. Use short first paragraphs 3. Use vigorous English 4. Be positive, not negative 5. Valid points all.
The Good Book
If you want to learn the professional way to create articles, word usage and so much more, the Associated Press Style Book is the journalists’ bible. If you ever have any questions about grammar, libel laws, article building, this is your book. I have had one of these on my bookshelf for 30 years and use it regularly. You should get one of your own or go online here. https://www.apstylebook.com/
When Ernest Hemingway was a cadet journalist at the Kansas City Star he was given a style guide that included four basic rules he committed to
Modesto High School The Panther Press was created by and for students of Modesto High School. Its goal is to bring information to the MHS community and acknowledge ideas, events, and individuals in a manner as unbiased and professional as possible. This is a very active school newspaper with a good web presence and a full staff of student reporters.
They are covering good ground and encourage the community to share. They even have their own website. Check it out. http://mohipantherpress.com/
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DATE: MARCH !, 2017 • VOLUME 1 • EDITION 1
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Think like a lawyer Mock Trial is where a lot of it starts. This is the verbal jousting training that could either make or break a potential legal career and requires a skillful command of the language. So some congratulations are in order for the 33rd Annual Stanislaus County Mock Trial Competition Championship Round, with the Gregori High prosecution team and Beyer High defense team presenting The 2017 Winner is Gregori High School and the runner-up team is Beyer High School Winner of the Journalism Contest - Alysse Messer, Hughson High School The winner of the Artist in the Courtroom - Felix Jara, Pitman High School Gregori High will represent Stanislaus County at the State Mock Trial in Riverside, March 24 - 26,
with practical, hands-on experience in media production (print, web, radio, video, social media, etc.). That is why our students take classes and write, edit, design, and produce content for our student newsroom (which is structured to reflect a real daily newspaper based on my 15 years of experience in the field) while our radio station provides experience DJing, ordering music, and managing a diverse staff. Take a look at csusignal.com and a listen at kcss.net (91.9 FM) and you’ll see the quality that stems from a solid education that melds theory and practice. And be sure to check out two of our standout podcasts: Ask the Reporter and Central Valley Politics! There are more amazing journalism programs here in Modesto and the surrounding area. Please check www.modestoview.com for links to other talented student programs.
CSU Stanislaus Where can you get a degree in journalism? CSU Stanislaus offers an 18-unit Journalism Minor as part of the Department of Communication Studies in the College of the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. However, anyone at Stan State can earn a Journalism Minor—in fact we often have Journalism Minors who major in fields as diverse as Spanish, Business, English, or Computer Science. As the minor adviser and the adviser to The Signal student newspaper, I have an incredible opportunity here to help guide our students toward journalism-related careers or graduate school programs. Our students are taught to engage with our communities and to give back in countless ways because they have learned that an informed citizenry is the keystone of our democracy--and journalists do the hard work every day to keep their communities in the know. Our minor is designed to balance exposure to media theory
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Newspapers in Stanislaus and surrounding areas • The Modesto Bee • Stockton Record • Patterson Irrigator • Hughson Chronicle • Mattos Newspaper • Oakdale Leader
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September. Kicking things off will be Joe Barretta on March Gets A New MAMA April 28th. Make sure you by Middagh Goodwin like Music in the Plaza on facebook for full schedules and more information. Add to this, the booking of the music for the Third Thursday Artwalks and talks are to expand out even further. We all want to see more opportunities for our Modesto area artists to show off their talent. Some of you may already know that the In the near future, we expect to be creating a Modesto Area Music Association has been couple MAMA series at various locations inworking at expanding its umbrella over the cluding Peer Recovery on J Street. These events last year or so. The end goal being to help our will be set up to showcase a different category regional performers to reach new audiences each time. Not only giving an additional opporand increase their reach. MAMA Records is tunity for stage time to our local performers but slowly but surely becoming a reality. We have hopefully expanding their fan base, too. taken the database collected over the last few These are just a couple of the projects we are years and using it to book events and sharing working on and I hope you are all as thrilled as it with others to help book our local artists. It will take some time before the full vision is seen we are to build a better art community. If you are a local musician and you want to be considbut your MAMA is becoming much more than just an awards show and excuse to dress up and ered make sure you send your contact info to firstname.lastname@example.org. We can not help party once a year. you if we can’t get in touch. Recently we took over curating and promotRemember to keep supporting your local arting the 10th Street Music Series sponsored ists, musicians and the venues that give them by Fuzio Universal Bistro and the Downtown Improvement District. Expect to see a variety of an opportunity to get on stage. Just a few dollars a month goes a long way to keeping the performers every Friday Night 6-9 pm, beginmusic playing and the doors open. ning the end of April and running until late
SONGWRITER There has been a direct and indirect resurgence of fire and a sense of rebellion in music. Does political music still exist? Protest songs in their most traditional form are flourishing. Songs of truth. Songs of Solution. If one good thing came out of the U.S. election-it is fodder for some great songwriting. Inspired to fight back against harmful rhetoric or in support of the POTUS’s MAGA message, we have been WRITING. Each and every individual in a free society has the right to decide what art or entertainment he or she wants. Freedom of expression for ourselves requires freedom of expression for others-the very heart of our democracy. The Supreme Court has interpreted the First Amendment’s protection of artistic expression very broadly. In light of the recent administration’s announcement that the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities may be “defunded”, the cultural importance of music and other art forms is in large focus. Listen to “A Change is Gonna Come” by Sam Cooke, “This Land is Your Land” by Woody Guthrie ,”Fight the Power” by Public Enemy and “A Real Man’ by Sleater-Kinney to galvanize your passion to act. Stay woke.
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by Patty Castillo Davis Cheers to Hannibal, Debbie and the entire team at the Barkin’ Dog Grill for continuing their unwavering support of local music. Several Singer Songwriters will be featured during this month’s entertainment calendar and the Thursday Night Jam is always a great time to showcase original art. Make reservations for Friday, March 3rd when Tim Allen and I play a night full of diverse and special original songs and cool rearrangements of our favorite covers at 7pm. The Valley Jazz Company brings their sound on March 10, as they say, “Come for dinner-stay for the jazz.” Anthony Edwards and Nikki Cheverell will sing all your favorite cover tunes from throughout the decades on St. Patty’s Day, March 17. For a very unique music experience, please join The Patty Castillo Davis Band for the Sierra Railroad’s Old Vine Express on Saturday, March 25. Departing the Oakdale station at 5:30 for a scenic journey featuring fine vintage tastings, glorious food and music for listening and dancing, you can purchase tickets at sierradinnertrain.com. Please send your Songwriter April events to email@example.com for publishing by March 16.
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I am a part of a program called the Modesto Leos Club; we are basically the younger brother of the Modesto Lions Club. We are hoping to recruit some teenagers to join us in making the community a better place. We meet only once a month and do fun activities. The main reason our group formed was so we could help out people in need. We used “flocking” as a way to fundraise for our projects; Flocking is when people pay us to stick pink plastic flamingos in their friend’s yard. Using the $150 we earned from flocking; we went to Wal-Mart and bought kids who were less fortunate school supplies.
We supplied them with backpacks, pencils, rules, scissors, and more. The school was so grator our help. Soon we will all get together and clean eyeglasses to be distributed to developing nations throughout the world. Last time we cleaned over 2,000 glasses. We hung out, listened to music, and laughed while being able to help someone see better. The se are just some of the wonderful opportunities you will have by joining the Leos Club. We also would appreciate donations of good condition prescription glasses. Did you know 153 million people worldwide are in need of corrective lens, but don’t have them. Lions and Leos clubs collect millions of eye glasses each year. If you would like to try Leos out to see if you want to be a part of it then you are more than welcome to join us for a day. We have a membership drive May 9th at Modesto Bowl. If you are interested in participating, donating, joining, or trying out Leos, call Karin at (209) 595-3202 for more information.
Highway 108 toward Sonora, you will see “Lover’s Leap” on the left side of the highway with an American flag implanted upon its top. This is just before the Knights Ferry turnoff. This location had many other names that were lost in the passage of time, but the name of “Lover’s Leap” stayed. The original road made its way along the north base of Lover’s Leap between its base and the Stanislaus River. Forgotten in time was the William Knight founded Knights Ferry in large Chinese community that lived there. They 1848. He had been an early explorer with Major grew fruits and vegetables to sell to the residence Charles Fremont. Times were rough and tough and miners of the area. “Ha Me” was a busiin these early towns, and unfortunately for Mr. nessperson and a labor organizer for Chinese Knight was killed in a gun fight and is said to be labor. Chinese were paid 10 cents a day to make buried in front of the Masonic Hall under the rock fences and work crops. The Chinese were asphalt, so drive over it with reverence. Also at tenacious gold miners who followed other minthis location you will see the “River Inn”. Wow, ers and recovered what they missed. The Great what a great place to have dinner and a drink Flood of 1862 wiped out most of the settlement (or five). There are the fraternal lodges like the at Lover’s Leap area. The Chinese then move up Masons, Odd Fellows along with the hotels, into Knights Ferry and re-established themsaloons, general stores, blacksmith shop, fire selves. house, jail (which came from Modesto in 1870), Lover’s Leap has been an important attraction. park, Miller saloon/hotel, which is now an ice From day one, pick-nicking, family gatherings, cream parlor. religious services, and parties were held there. Explore the area and have fun! The views are great. Contrary to popular belief, no Native Americans leap to their death from it that we know about. As you continue East from Lover’s Leap on Highway 108 you will April 1st find Knights Ferry. From there, you have two Celestial ShambalaThe American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a life-changinevent that helps options, one is to follow the road along side Super - Steve our community celebrate the lives of people who Group have battled can Ashman remember of the Road House down the hill to the Old (Zasu Pitts), Barry Melton loved ones lost, and fi ght back against the disease. Your asons for(Country getting Covered Bridge. This bridge is the second of two Joe and Fish), David Aguilar (Steve involved in Relay For Life are as unique and special as the story that motivates Miller Band), Roy Blumenfeld (Blues bridges there. The washed away you. built Because of first yourwas support, we by are creating a world with less cancer and Project) This is a costumed event themore Greatbirthdays! Flood of 1862. This bridge is a must This is a wonderful event in Modesto and the track isattire lined with Space, Alien and Holyman seereally and you should walk across itwhere to the Old incredible booths teams show their support, sell crafts and gets you in the door for $5.00 food to raise funds. Thereside. is an amazing luminary walk at dusk that is cover) mazingly powerFlour mill on the North This is the longest (otherwise a $10.00 Bar ful. Please consider supporting this a team or just open make 6pm a donacovered bridge West of the Mississippi River in event, andsupport Food truck - Doors tion. www.relayforlife.org and then type in Modesto, CA / music at 7pm existence today.
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If you luv music you’re gonna luv this by Eric Benson
Well folks, safe to say the drought may be over! “When the levee breaks, mama you got to move”. There is so much water out there I am going to flush the toilet twice for good measure, just kidding. Well I am not going to complain about the rain, just do what the Russians do when a torrential downpour occurs, “let it rain!”, and hope you all out there are above flood plain. Blue Monday Invitational Jam returns to the Barkin’ Dog Grill this March 13th with Ultra Lounge, with special guest to be announced. We have been blessed with great musicians and great attendance every Monday for months now so come on down for all the way live music. We will be playing everything from straight ahead Jazz, funk, Latin, Rhythm and Blues and yes some POP with special guests sitting in for dancing and listening. The band
is a super group of all the best players in the area with 7-piece house Band hosting. The Blue Monday Band features: lead vocalist, guitar and bass player Dave Sousa, Johnny Valdes guitar, Tim Allen bass, vocals, Dave Hawks on drums, Eric Benson & Pat Governor on keys, and horn section: Andrew Rosenblum Sax, trumpet, and Jamie Dubberly trombone. Show from 7 to 10 PM with food and drink available in an all age venue. Call the Dog for reservations: 572-2341. If you play, come on down and sit in with the best musicians in the area, it’s gonna’ be smoking! The Gallo Center for the Arts is bringing in some great shows. I’ve been there for Sheila E (of Prince), Blue collar comedian Ron White, Robben Ford Guitar Army, smoking, and the Guess Who, and Brian Setzer formerly of the Stray Cats Rockabilly Christmas show, Take
Six with Manhattan Transfer, Bonnie Rait, holy smokes. For March not to be missed: March 11th Chris Botti with all-star band, March 12: four freshman, March 24th Marvin Gaye experience with Brian Owens, and March 31st Masters of Soul. Critic’s choice: go see Chris Botti you won’t be disappointed music from straight ahead jazz to pop, funk with great arrangements. An one of my fave’s coming back at you; the Turlock Theatre bringing in Tower of Power March 31st. The band suffered a freak incident in which the bass player and drummer in Oakland stepping behind a train to be hit by another train going the other way, both have survived and are out of critical condition. The Barkin’ Dog Grill for March features: March 3 Patty Davis Castillo and Tim Allen March Madness, 4th; John Clifton Blues Band, 10th Valley Jazz company, 11th Gordon Kennedy Music center presents, 12th, 4th annual Ernie Bucio scholarship fundraiser, 13th Blue Monday with Eric Benson and friends, 14th 2nd Tuesday of the month poetry with
Gillian Wegener, 16th Enochs Jazz band and Thursday Jam with David Dow, 17th Anthony and Nicki, 18th Tony and the Tough times, 24th Dave and Penny show, 25th Gary Gervase and the blues band, 31th Mario Flores Latin band One of the newer venues bringing in live music in our hometown is the Portal, located at 1324 Caldwell Ave. A converted warehouse space with a dedicated stage with lineup and Hammond B-3 organ! The lowdown on the how down for what’s coming up; 18th Blues with Slingshot and Mr. Skinny Dynamo, April 8th Big Earls dance Party with Shad Harris, and Rob hill. Mr. Uncle Lonny Presents making it happen. Come back out for third Thursday Art Walk 5 to 9:00 PM for some great art and music in the downtown! .Lowdown on the jam session in the downtown: 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 venues 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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Hello everyone! I hope you all fared the February storms well. March is upon us and with it hopefully also spring. So let’s get down to business and talk about all the fun we are going to have. On the 4th, John Clifton Band is at the Barkin’ Dog and B-4 Dawn Band is at Vintage Lounge in Turlock. Then on the 8th, Rob Hill and Cole Thomason will be performing at Tresetti’s in order to benefit MDA. On the 10th the Poorhouse Millionaires Duo will be doing a 9pm set at Ralston’s Goat Bar. There are a couple of options for you on the 17th: You can check out our friends the B-4 Dawn Band at the Vintage Lounge in Turlock, or you can check out the Poorhouse Millionaires at the Waterwheel Saloon in Sonora. Saturday the 25th Big Earl and the Cryin’ Shame will be back at Nino’s Place for an afternoon BBQ and potluck. We have done this
event several times over the last few years, and it’s a lot of fun. On the 26th, the Poorhouse Millionaires Duo will be back at the Ralston’s Goat Bar for Sunday brunch at 10am. Closing things out for March is the guitar master, Kenny Neal. On the 31st he will be at Station One in West Sacramento. Kenny is an amazing performer with well over a dozen awards to his credit including a grammy nom. Last but certainly not least, Thursday nights are jam nights. You can check out the Barkin’ Dog in Modesto hosted by David Dow or you can head up to Garlic Brothers in Stockton to jam with the one and only Jeramy Norris and the Dangerous Mood.
important aspect on the road to peace and serenity. The idea is that the simpler your surroundings, the simpler and calmer your mind will be. If you are a serious Zen Buddhist you will shave your head, regardless whether you are male or female. You most likely will have nothing to do with fashion or make up. Your wardrobe will most likely consist of comfortable and plain clothes conducive to long hours of meditation. To be one with nature and to be in the moment, no matter whether you are sitting in Zen Meditation or simply going about your life - that’s what it is all about. It is a simple approach to life. One does not observe oneself, analyze oneself, one doesn’t praise and also doesn’t condemn oneself. There’s no fuss, no reflection. To be like a bird in the forest, light and quiet even when singing or landing on a branch. How lovely to forget oneself, to be completely real and natural, to deal with just what is real. Without yearning, without impatience. Not
looking for anything because everything is there. But you don’t have to be a Zen Buddhist to love simplicity! I believe that more and more people yearn for a time when things were more simple. Things in our world are changing faster and faster. We are running to keep up with texting, e-mails, phone calls, and tweeting this and that but we are not feeling so natural and simple anymore. As a matter of fact, we hardly have any time to just be ourselves. To come back to our true nature. Our world has become too complicated, too complex and confusing. There are too many different stimuli, too many demands on our energy. I have my eyes peeled for simplicity. I will start by making order, getting rid of unnecessary things, even unnecessary thoughts. Simplify my life. Simplicity is resting, giving up the tyranny of wanting to be better than, having more. Simplicity is the virtue of the wise person. For more info go to: taichi4modesto.com or call (209)572-4518
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Interview of Enrique Montano by Efren Martinez In respect to both sports, between football and soccer, the game of soccer burns far more aerobic calories per game. According to livestrong. com, “Soccer requires tremendous cardiovascular endurance, as players must engage in 90 minutes of jogging, striding, running and sprinting. American football requires explosive strength every 20 to 40 seconds. The running back, wide receivers, cornerbacks and safeties require overall fitness analogous to that of a soccer player. In soccer, obese players such as football linemen are unheard of.” No doubt, this is why soccer players are the fittest in comparison to both type of team players. Soccer has always been a world-wide preferred sport and just recently I came across a great
bunch of guys during my winter holiday travels in Mexico, “The Sacramento Republic”. While I was there enjoying the warm sunny beaches of Mexico, they were training hard on the soccer fields. As I waited for my flight, I got to chat with a 23 year old Sacramento Republic team player, Enrique Montano. Although Enrique’s family is from Guadalajara, a huge soccer state in Mexico, he’s actually from Salinas, CA. He’s been playing soccer and kicking soccer balls since the age of 3 years old. I asked Enrique what he enjoys most about the game of soccer. “I love the game because it’s not all about just one player, we as a team share the same passion of play and the goal is just that, we collectively as a team do one job and the job is to make goals and to win.” From there on, I decided to have some fun with them and test their sense of humor. Knowing that a few of them were suffering from an upset stomach from the rich food in Mexico,
my next question was a biggie! My wife and I traveled in first-class, so I asked them if any of them would be joining us there at the front of the plane. They asked me why. “In first class we only have one bathroom and at my age, it’s something to worry about if an entire soccer team is jacked up from an upset stomach, and I can’t get in to use the bathroom at thirty thousand feet.” We shared a great laugh after that and our newly found friendship was created as well as a new fan (being me) of The Sacramento Republic Soccer Team. Friends! Here in Modesto we are blessed with many options to be part of the game of soccer. The newest soccer field, Mart E Grogan, is
actually close to my house and even though it’s a bit away from my front door, I can still see the glare of the stadium lights in the sky and hear the cheers when a goal is made. Make no mistake! Soccer players male and female are as hard as an Iron! They endure long training hours, their endurance is unbeatable, they play in whatever weather conditions and they are the fittest in comparison to any other sport on dry land. If you’re looking to lose some weight very quickly before the summer, I invite you to think about joining a soccer team. It’s not only an amazing sport to take up, but comparison to football it’s much less damaging on one’s body. Go Team! Go Sacramento Republic!
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The past month has been absolute mayhem, some school days lasting up to 15 hours for me! Despite my love for sleep, I have gladly spent morning to evening at Downey to ensure my involvement in the arts programs. My two main extracurricular focuses this year are theatre and film. I’m fortunate enough to be involved with such a diverse, talented group of students in Downey’s ‘Into the Woods’, opening early March! Rehearsal began in January and everyone has put in copious amounts of work every single week since, to make this show magical! Talented Downey regulars like YES’s Sam Gerber, Kyra Pelham and Bella Marseline will all be closing their senior year with this final production! All three are attending arts-oriented schools in the fall, specifically
for their dancing, acting and singing abilities. Our Director, John Armes, has somehow managed to maintain Downey’s choir, drama and theatre departments this year. Mr Armes commented on his first year at TDHS, explaining that “It’s a time consuming, rigorous job, however it’s been completely rewarding at the same time because I get to work with some great students in all three areas of the arts. I wouldn’t trade my job for anything”. Come support me as Little Red Riding Hood and the rest of these wonderful people on March 10th, 11th, 17th and 18th at 7:00 PM and the 19th at 2:00 PM. Another event that is coming up in Downey’s Auditorium is the ‘Coffee Road Film Festival.’ The festival itself will take place on May 19th in the Thomas Downey High School auditorium from 6:00pm-8:00pm. The event will not be limited to film; there will also be an art viewing in the lobby from 5:30pm-6:00pm. The organizers of the festival (Downey’s VISCOM club) are now accepting film, photography, and art submissions. Any high school students in Stanislaus County are welcome to submit films via the Withoutabox link: https://www.withoutabox. com/03film/03t_fin/03t_fin_fest_01over. php?festview=1&festival_id=15788 Art and photography submissions can be dropped off at Thomas Downey High School in room 211. The submission deadline is May 5th, and those who submitted and accepted will be notified by May 12th. Follow the film festival on Instagram (@coffeeroadfilmfest) for updates! My songs for the month are ‘America’ by Foxygen, ‘Since I Left You’ by The Avalanches’ and ‘This Old Dog’ by Mac Demarco. Have a stellar March, my friends!!
An Evening In Mongolia – March 11
One of our favorite local charities is Hope Haven West. Lonny Davis and his team are in the process of preparing, delivering and fitting wheelchairs to those in need around the world with distributions in South and Central America this spring and summer and a special distribution in Mongolia in July. This is a program that changes lives. You can help this special program at special Evening in Mongolia event at the Portal with music, dinner and dance - A Mongolian Cultural Event - Tickets $35.00 Call 209-402-7900 for information and tickets Other events raising money for Hope Haven are: March 18 - “Slingshot” and “Mr Skinny - Dynamo” Blues (bar and gourmet food truck) - $5.00 cover - Doors open at 6pm / show at 7pm
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BARGAIN Marvelous March by Monica Barber March is marvelous! March says goodbye to the cold winter and gives a warm welcome to spring. There’s something for everyone in the month of March; outdoor enthusiasts can say hello to warmer temperatures and longer daylight hours, students and teachers anticipatespring break, garden lovers celebrate the beginning of the new growing season as flowers bloom and who doesn’t love St Patrick’s Day? It’s time for the senses to come alive without emptying your wallet. If your blooms aren’t quite ready yet or if you just want to get an early start on spring cleaning, then head out to the Stanislaus County Home & Garden Show at the Centre Plaza, March 3rd-5th. There are vendors just as excited about spring and they can’t wait to help you with the most delightful ideas and creations to beautify your home and yard. Check it out and experience much more with Food Truck Wars and kid’s activities. $3 GA. Hours: 12-5p Fri and 10am-5pm Sat & Sun. http:// www.metroexpositions.com/ As the town comes to life with the bright, bold colors of spring it’s time to waft away with the unmistakably sweet aromas as you walk around town. 209 Dog Training hosts their free monthly Pack Walk for dogs and their owners to interact & socialize. The walks last 45-60 minutes with potty breaks and they ask that owners bring baggies for waste, limit one dog per person, and leave any retractable leashes at home. The group will meet at 10 am at the corner of Monte Vista & Crowell Rd at CSU Stanislaus in Turlock. Invite your friends
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March 2 – Five Irish Tenors – Gallo Center March 10 – 12 - Sonora Celtic Faire – Sonora Fairgrounds March 17 – Lucky Fest = Downtown Modesto March 17 – St Patrick’s Comedy – Turlock Community Theatre March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day - P. Wexfords March 17 - St. Patrick’s Day Party – McHenry Mansion March 17 - St. Patrick’s Party – Twisted Pig 10am – 2 am March 18 - An Irish Hoolie - Gallo Center March 25 – Black Irish Band – West Side Theatre
Enjoy Modesto Night Life! • Enjoy Responsibly March 1 80s night/DJ Gully Art Class with Patrick Barr & Kristin Moore Book Club BYU Folk Dance Creole Jazz Kings Dr. Seuss Craft Fun Figure Drawing Drop In Free Knit and Crochet Class Free QiGong Class Ha-Sauce Comedy Night Hidden Figures Horseshoe tournament IE The Magician In One Accord Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Lion 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 Teen Game Day Trax on Wax Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong VITA Free Tax Prep Help WCPL Poker Wednesdays Wee Move & Play Wig Out Wednesdays Wiggle Worms Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday March 2 Beer Flight Night Casanova’s Night Club Cat in the Hat Craft Central West Ballet: Telling Stories in Dance Computer basics class David Dow and friends jam session DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease Dr Seuss Craft Red Fish Blue Fish Dr. Seuss Celebration Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Party Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Party Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Party Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Party Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Party Five Irish Tenors Free Live Music Glengarry Glen Ross Hidden Figures Johnny & Kelly Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Kyle the Great Live Music Mommy & Me Art Class Oakdale Museum & History Center Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Spanish Preschool Storytime STEAM Craft: Dr Seuss Oobleck Learning How to Embrace Your Authentic Self Thirsty Thursdays VITA Tax prep (free class) You, Me and The Oobleck Reading March 3 27th Annual Hearts & Flowers Luncheon & Auction A Night of Indie Music Adult Coloring Battered Beaver Live DJs Bebe-Zahara Benet Disney’s My Son Pinocchio Jr DJ Arnie DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Otto & Guests DJ Tease Fuego Night with DJ Funstrummers Gig Band Rehearsal Glengarry Glen Ross Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program Hidden Figures Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Let Us Chant Live Again Mattea Overstreet Me & You with Mattea Overstreet MOMS Club of Ceres Meeting Neil & Matt Neil Buettner Patty Castillo Davis Band Rick Barnes Science Night Stanislaus County Home & Garden Show Teens Rockin’ Jump The Weekend Dance Party Turn Up Friday’s with DJ Kenny K VFW Hamburger Night Village Dancers of the Valley March 4 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Adult Coloring Class Adult Coloring Class B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike
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B4 Dawn Band Battered Beaver DJ Awal Bilingual Preschool Storytime Chilled Out Saturdays Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood Coloring Day Disney’s My Son Pinocchio Jr DIY Terrarium Pop Up Event DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease Eve & Roni’s Metal Birthday Folk Dancing Lessons Glengarry Glen Ross John Clifton Blues Band Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Meditation with Susie Mizz Monique’s Dragalicious Show Nothing But Losers Oakdale Museum & History Center Old Skool Saturdays Open Air Market Rockin’ Saturdays Saturday Easy D Ride Stanislaus County Home & Garden Show Teen Book Club The Weekend Dance Party March 5 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 25th Annual Ecumenical Choir Concert Champagne Brunch Buffet Country Music Jam with Dancing and Free Potluck Disney’s Pinocchio, Jr FOE Breakfast Glengarry Glen Ross Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Karaoke with Laura Patty Castillo Davis Acoustic Queen Bean Open Mic Night Seniors Club Breakfast Sincerly Alison Stanislaus County Home & Garden Show Sunday Arts Lecture - America as Opera, Matthew Buckman Sunday Bloody Funday The Big Mix VFW Breakfast March 6 Computer Basics Class Dance Exercise Class Josh Rosenblum Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Mayor’s Book Club Overreaters Anonymous Preschool Story Time Stay and Play Socialization Class Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Class VITA Free Tax Prep Help WCPL Poker Mondays Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms March 7 Acoustic Jam at Queen Bean Anthony K Comedy Night Stan State Jazz Ensemble with Pitman and Turlock High Computer Basics Class Forever Young Dance Club Friends of Community Hospice Annual Card Party Golden Valley Chorus Great Valley Museum Activity: Eggs! Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Magic Frontier Tournament Name That Tune NAMI Support Group Nick Campos Piggy Bank Craft Poetry Open Mic Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Stay and Play Socialization Class STEAM: Apple Challenge Successful Thinkers Network Mtg Sweet Lu’s Open Talent & Mic Teen Craft: Emoji pins Tilted Tuesdays w/DJ Tease Toastmaster Supper Club Trivia Tuesday Turlock Seniors Dance Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Jam Wee Move & Play Wiggle Worms Word Intermediate Class Yoga with Rosa March 8 80s night/DJ Gully Art Class with Patrick Barr & Kristin Moore Creole Jazz Kings Figure Drawing Drop In Free Knit and Crochet Class Free QiGong Class Horseshoe tournament IE The Magician In One Accord Int. Women’s Day Celebration Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Lunch Hour Meditation McHenry Mansion Tea Sampling Moms Club
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Have fun and be Safe! • Please Designate a Driver 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 Revolution: New Art For A New World Riverbank Golden Ages Rob Hill & Cole Thomason Stanislaus County Coin Club Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong VITA Free Tax Prep Help WCPL Poker Wednesdays Wee Move & Play Wig Out Wednesdays Wiggle Worms Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday March 9 Beer Flight Night Bonus Traxx, Ave 28 Caregiver College Casanova’s Night Club David Dow and friends jam session DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease Glengarry Glen Ross Healthy Eating Class Internet basics class JerLisa Stitches of Love Teddy Bear Project Johnny & Kelly Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Kyle the Great Live Music Oakdale Museum & History Center Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Spanish Preschool Storytime Thing 1 & Thing 2 hats craft Thirsty Thursdays Tween Origami Craft VITA Tax prep (free class) March 10 90s Versio Beauty and The Beast Battered Beaver Live DJs Book Sale Buffy the Vampire Slayer Party Crochet for Begininers Class Dan Vallerand/Seth Baker/Me&You DJ Arnie DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Otto & Guests DJ Tease Family Friday - Puppet Play Fuego Night with DJ Funstrummers Gig Band Rehearsal Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program Hughson Senior Dance & Potluck Into the Woods Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Mattea Overstreet Mystery Lovers Book Club Neil & Matt Neil Buettner Poorhouse Millionaries Rick Barnes Rockabilly Sonora Celtic Faire Teens Rockin’ Jump The Weekend Dance Party Throwbacks & House Music Turn Up Friday’s with DJ Kenny K Valley Jazz Co VFW Hamburger Night Village Dancers of the Valley Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? March 11 15th Annual Crab Feed 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 90s Beauty and the Beast An Evening in Mongolia B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Battered Beaver DJ Awal Bilingual Preschool Storytime Book Sale Chilled Out Saturdays Chris Botti Christian Beret’s Breakfast Bonanza Craft Grab DIY Fairy Garden Workshop DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease Drop-in Knitting Class Folk Dancing Lessons Gem and Mineral Show Gordon Kennedy Music Center Presents Into the Woods Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Mizz Monique’s Dragalicious Show Modesto Money Mavens Coupon Class Oakdale Museum & History Center Old Skool Saturdays Rockin’ Saturdays Rockingbird Lanes Saturday Easy D Ride Sonora Celtic Faire
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Sprintime in Paris & Fashion Show The Weekend Dance Party TKO Presents Comedy Trees & Shrubs for Privacy Workshop Uke Jamz USA Dance Chapter Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? March 12 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 90s Beauty and the Beast Camellia Society Meeting Champagne Brunch Buffet Country Music Jam with Dancing and Free Potluck Ernie Bucio Scholarship Fundraiser FOE Breakfast Gem and Mineral Show Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Karaoke with Laura Manteca Senior Dance Mark McCurties to Speak on “Meaningful Change” One Night in Memphis Patty Castillo Davis & Tim Allen Queen Bean Open Mic Night Revolution: New Art For A New World Seniors Club Breakfast Shop til You Drop Sonora Celtic Faire Sunday Bloody Funday The Big Mix The Four Freshmen USA Dance Ballroom Dancing VFW Breakfast March 13 90s Beauty and the Beast Blue Monday with Eric Bensen and friends Creative Clay Art Class Dance Exercise Class Josh Rosenblum Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Overreaters Anonymous Preschool Story Time Stay and Play Socialization Class Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Class VITA Free Tax Prep Help WCPL Poker Mondays Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms March 14 Acoustic Jam at Queen Bean Bingo Book Club Computer Basics Class Forever Young Dance Club Golden Valley Chorus Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Magic Frontier Tournament Name That Tune Nick Campos Paper Birds Craft Poetry Reading with Gillian Wegener Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Shamrock Suncatcher Craft St Patrick’s Day Craft Stay and Play Socialization Class Successful Thinkers Network Mtg Sweet Lu’s Open Talent & Mic Tilted Tuesdays w/DJ Tease Toastmaster Supper Club Trivia Tuesday Turlock Seniors Dance Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Jam Wee Move & Play Wiggle Worms Yoga with Rosa March 15 3D Rainbow Craft 80s night/DJ Gully Art Class with Patrick Barr & Kristin Moore Creole Jazz Kings Figure Drawing Drop In Free Knit and Crochet Class Free QiGong Class Horseshoe tournament IE The Magician In One Accord Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner On the Road to Citizenship Class Open Mic Night Paper Snake Craft Perler beads craft Pineapple Craft Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime Riverbank Golden Ages Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong VITA Free Tax Prep Help WCPL Poker Wednesdays Wee Move & Play Wig Out Wednesdays
Paris & Fashion Show Crocodiles Nightclub Urbano Bistro, Modesto Westurf Nursery Modesto Carnegie Turlock IOOF Lodge, Hughson Gallo Center For the Arts, Modesto Cruisers, McHenry & Kiernan Davis High Little Theatre Adventist Church Fellowship Hall, Modesto Surla’s, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto Eagles Hall, 126 Camellia Way, Modesto Stanislaus County Fairgrounds Ridgeway’s, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto 295 Cherry Lane, Manteca Christian Science Church, Modesto Turlock Community Theatre Deva Cafe, J St, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto The State, Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry Ave 424 Shadow Creek Ave, Oakdale Mother Lode Fairgrounds, Sonora Ralston’s Goat, Modesto Crocodile’s, Modesto Gallo Center For the Arts, Modesto Odd Fellows Hall, 6941 Hughson Ave, Hughson VFW Hall 2801 W. Hatch Rd Gallo Center for the Arts, Modesto Barkin Dog Grill Modesto The Chartreuse Muse, Modesto Salida Library P. Wexford’s, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Sutter Gould Office, McHenry Village Keyes Library Patterson Library First United Methodist Modesto Modesto Senior Center Salida Library Tilted Turtle, Modesto Modesto Library Modesto Library Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Salida Library Oakdale Library Modesto Senior Center Mancini Hall, 718 Tuolumne, Rivets Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Utopia Games & Collectibles Twisted Pig, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Hughson Library Barkin Dog Grill Modesto Ceres Library Denair Library Keyes Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Newman Library Turlock Library Patterson Library Round Table Pizza, 3848 McHenry 3014 4th St, Ceres Tilted Turtle, Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry Ave P. Wexford’s, Modesto 11914 Cahill St, Turlock Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Ceres Library Modesto Library Patterson Library Hughson Library Boardroom, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Shooters, Clarion Inn, Modesto Mistlin Gallery Modesto Waterford Library NTouch, Modesto Shively’s Bar & Grill, Oakdale Rivets Modesto Strings, Turlock Ridgway’s, Modesto Sabatino’s, Modesto P. Wexfords Modesto Modesto Library Speakeasy, Modesto Patterson Library Oakdale Library Denair Library Empire Library Keyes Library Newman Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library 3600Santa Fe St, Riverbank First United Methodist Modesto Riverbank Library Titled Turtle, Modesto Ceres Library Tiki Lounge, Modesto
Modesto Certified Farmer’s Market Opening Day March 30 MARCH LIVE MUSIC 4th - John Clifton Band, Barkin Dog 4th - B-4 Dawn Band Featuring Terrie Londee Yosemite Lanes 8th- Rob Hill and Cole Thomason, Tresetti’s 8pm 10th - Poorhouse Millionaires Duo, Goat Bar 11th - Walter Trout, Harris Center in Folsom 11th - Elvin Bishop/Tommy Castro and the Painkillers, Crest Theater in Sac 17th - B-4 Dawn Band Featuring Terrie Londee, Vintage Lounge Turlock 17th - Poorhouse Millionaires, Waterwheel Saloon, Sonora 25th - Big Earl and the Cryin’ Shame, Nino’s Place 26th - Poorhouse Millionaires Duo, Goat Brunch 10am 31st - Kenny Neal, Station One in West Sac - Every Thursday there are 2 jams. One hoisted by David Dow at the Barking Dog in Modesto And the other Hosted by Jeramy Norris and the Dangerous Mood at Garlic Brothers in Stockton
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Peter Rabbit Tales
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Wiggle Worms Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday March 16 Beer Flight Night Beyer Robotics Speghetti Dinner Casanova’s Night Club Comedy Night Computer basics class David Dow and friends jam session DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease Duct Tape Craft Class Green Team Educational Meeting Johnny & Kelly Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Kyle the Great Live Music Oak Farm Vineyards Wine Tasting Oakdale Museum & History Center Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Ryan Poole Spanish Preschool Storytime St. paddy’s Pinch Prevention bracelet St. Patrick’s Day Craft Third Thursday Art Walk Thirsty Thursdays Vintage Faire Mall Kids Club VITA Tax prep (free class) March 17 A St. Patrick’s Laugh Night with John Caponera Anthony & Nikki B4 Dawn band Backyard Bookworms Battered Beaver Live DJs DJ Arnie DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Otto & Guests DJ Tease Friday Night Out Fuego Night with DJ Funstrummers Gig Band Rehearsal Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program Into the Woods Irish Cultural Society Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Lucky Fest 2017 MAPS presents The Physics Show Mattea Overstreet McHenry Mansion’s St. Patrick’s Day Party Neil & Matt Neil Buettner PoorHouse Millionaires Rick Barnes St Paddy’s Party St Paddy’s party St. Patrick’s Day Block Party St. Patrick’s Day Party Teens Rockin’ Jump The sense of An Ending The Weekend Dance Party Turn Up Friday’s with DJ Kenny K VFW Hamburger Night Village Dancers of the Valley Women of Love Ministries Y4C Comedy Night Youth for Christ: Comedy Night March 18 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 24th ANNUAL NRA FUNDRAISING DINNER B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Battered Beaver DJ Awal Bilingual Preschool Storytime Blues, Slingshot & Mr Skinny Dynamo Chilled Out Saturdays Club Papi / Andre from Russia DIY Succulent Letter Workshop DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease Do Good Distillery Tour Fantastic Faces Art Folk Dancing Lessons Into the Woods Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Mizz Monique’s Dragalicious Show Modesto Marathon Expo Modesto! Spooky Mansion, Tino Drima Oakdale Museum & History Center Old Skool Saturdays Pinterest Class for Begininers Project Wedding 2017 Reconstructing a Rabies Epidemic: Byte by Byte Rockin’ Saturdays Saturday Easy D Ride St. Patrick’s Day Block Party STEAM Carft: Earthquakes Streets of Vengence Strings Attached The sense of An Ending The Weekend Dance Party Tony and The Tough Times Urban Street Blues Band March 19 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Champagne Brunch Buffet Country Music Jam with Dancing and Free Potluck EuroSunday Car Club FOE Breakfast
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Funny Girl Genticorum Into the Woods Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Karaoke with Laura MCAA Matt Belis Modesto Jazz Society Jam Session Modesto Marathon Nathan Ignacio Queen Bean Open Mic Night Seniors Club Breakfast Stanislaus Humanist’s Coffee Klatch Sunday Bloody Funday The Big Mix The sense of An Ending VFW Breakfast March 20 Computer Basics Class Dance Exercise Class Josh Rosenblum Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Overreaters Anonymous Preschool Story Time Stay and Play Socialization Class STEAM: March Madness The sense of An Ending Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Class VITA Free Tax Prep Help WCPL Poker Mondays Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms March 21 Acoustic Jam at Queen Bean Caregiver Coffee Break Coffee Filter Butterfly Craft Crazy 8s Math Craft Eat Your Science Excel Intermediate Class Family Dinner and Movie night Forever Young Dance Club Free Comedy Night Geneological Society Golden Valley Chorus Internet basics Class Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Magic Frontier Tournament Name That Tune NAMI Support Group Nick Campos Poetry Reading with Gillian Wegener Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Springtime Wind Chime Craft Stay and Play Socialization Class Successful Thinkers Network Mtg Sweet Lu’s Open Talent & Mic The sense of An Ending Tilted Tuesdays w/DJ Tease Toastmaster Supper Club Trivia Tuesday Turlock Seniors Dance Tween Craft, Doughnuts Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Jam Wee Move & Play Wiggle Worms Yoga with Rosa March 22 80s night/DJ Gully Art Class with Patrick Barr & Kristin Moore Beauty and the Beast Craft Book Club Creole Jazz Kings Facebook basics class Figure Drawing Drop In Free Knit and Crochet Class Free QiGong Class Horseshoe tournament IE The Magician In One Accord Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Lunch Hour Meditation Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner New York Film Critics Series Sneak Preview All Nighter Open Mic Night Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime Riverbank Golden Ages Stanislaus County Coin Club STEAM Pet Cloud Craft The sense of An Ending Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong VITA Free Tax Prep Help WCPL Poker Wednesdays Wee Move & Play Wig Out Wednesdays Wiggle Worms Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday March 23 16th Annual Cesar Chavez Empowerment Luncheon Beer Flight Night Casanova’s Night Club David Dow and friends jam session DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease Email basics class
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In the Mood In the Mood Johnny & Kelly Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Kyle the Great Live Music Oakdale Museum & History Center Perler Beads Craft Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Spanish Preschool Storytime The Art of Justice: open house and art show The sense of An Ending Thirsty Thursdays Tween Book Club VITA Tax prep (free class) March 24 Andre Nickatina Animal Talk kids program Battered Beaver Live DJs Crochet for Begininers Class CWP Coppella Dave And Penny Show Derek & David Carr - Chalk Talk DJ Arnie DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Otto & Guests DJ Tease Fuego Night with DJ Funstrummers Gig Band Rehearsal Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program Johnny & Kelly Justin & Lorna/Cinnamon Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Band Karaoke Marvin Gaye Experience Mattea Overstreet Neil & Matt Neil Buettner Rick Barnes Stanislaus Humanists Karaoke Night Teens Rockin’ Jump The sense of An Ending The Weekend Dance Party Therapy Friday TOP Carrie Hennessey Turn Up Friday’s with DJ Kenny K VFW Hamburger Night Village Dancers of the Valley March 25 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Battered Beaver DJ Awal Big Earl and the Cryin Shame Bilingual Preschool Storytime Chilled Out Saturdays CWB Coppella DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease Drop-in Knitting Class Folk Dancing Lessons Gary Gervase and the blues band Gotcha Covered Graham Nash Growing & Caring For Citrus Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Mizz Monique’s Dragalicious Show Oakdale Museum & History Center Old Skool Saturdays Rainbow Bottle Art Remedy Rockin’ Saturdays Saturday Easy D Ride Scrapbooking Fun Class Sierra Dinner Train, Patty Castillo Davis The Weekend Dance Party March 26 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Champagne Brunch Buffet Country Music Jam with Dancing and Free Potluck FOE Breakfast Hughson Senior Dance & Potluck Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Karaoke with Laura Manteca Senior Dance Poorhouse Millionaires Queen Bean Open Mic Night Seniors Club Breakfast Stanislaus Humanists Brunch Sunday Bloody Funday The Big Mix VFW Breakfast You & Me March 27 Acoustic Open Mic Creative Clay Art Class Dance Exercise Class Josh Rosenblum Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Mug It Up Art Craft Overreaters Anonymous Preschool Story Time Stay and Play Socialization Class Teen Fan Fic Club Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Class VITA Free Tax Prep Help WCPL Poker Mondays Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms March 28 Acoustic Jam at Queen Bean Bingo
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CALENDAR Book Club Book Club Cat in the Hat Paper Plate Craft Forever Young Dance Club Golden Valley Chorus Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Magic Frontier Tournament Name That Tune Nick Campos Peter Rabbit Tales Picture Book Mini Golf Course Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Stay and Play Socialization Class Successful Thinkers Network Mtg Sweet Lu’s Open Talent & Mic Tilted Tuesdays w/DJ Tease Toastmaster Supper Club Trivia Tuesday Turlock Seniors Dance Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Jam Wee Move & Play Wiggle Worms Yoga with Rosa March 29 80s night/DJ Gully Art Class with Patrick Barr & Kristin Moore Creole Jazz Kings Day fo the Child/Day of the Book Figure Drawing Drop In Free Knit and Crochet Class Free QiGong Class Horseshoe tournament IE The Magician In One Accord Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner Open Mic Night Outpost Comedy Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime Riverbank Golden Ages Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong VITA Free Tax Prep Help WCPL Poker Wednesdays Wee Move & Play Wig Out Wednesdays Wiggle Worms Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday March 30 3rd Annual Burger & Steak Dinner Fundraiser Alzheimer’s Disease Workshop Beer Flight Night Bird Feeder Craft Casanova’s Night Club Comix Club David Dow and friends jam session Day of the Child/Day of the Book DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease Johnny & Kelly Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Kyle the Great Live Music Oakdale Museum & History Center Plant a flower craft Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Spanish Preschool Storytime The Clairvoyants Thirsty Thursdays VITA Tax prep (free class) March 31 Battered Beaver Live DJs Carrie Hennessey DJ Arnie DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Otto & Guests DJ Tease Fuego Night with DJ Funstrummers Gig Band Rehearsal Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Mario Flores latin band Masters of Soul Mattea Overstreet MUMfest Opening Night Neil & Matt Neil Buettner Rick Barnes Teens Rockin’ Jump The Weekend Dance Party Tower of Power Turn Up Friday’s with DJ Kenny K VFW Hamburger Night Village Dancers of the Valley
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This sport is so extreme that National Geographic did a special television series based on it’s followers and came to Sonora to cover it five years ago. We’ll it’s back with more riders, more challenges, and only one knight will walk away with the grand honor of being champion. Riders are coming to Sonora from all over the world to take the challenge, March 10-12th, at the
31st Sonora Celtic Faire and International Ultimate Jousting Championships Sonora will be the only location where this sport will take place on the West Coast of America in 2017. The event takes place in a large arena that can seat 3000 spectators. This wild extreme sporting event is included in the Sonora Celtic Faire general ticket price. Go to -http://sonoracelticfaire.com/jousting. html
GO DOWTOWN MODESTO
Many restaurants start serving dinner early so that you can get a nice meal in before the shows and movies that begin at 7 or 7:30.
Downtown Modesto is the place to be late Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. There is live music every night of the week in one of our great clubs or restaurants. After the show, stop and enjoy a nightcap.
There are parking garages at 9th and L Street, 11th and K Street, 11th and I Street and 12th and H Street. Parking is close to all restaurants!
Try a Cab
RunModesto Modesto Marathon – March 19
Modesto Marathon is quick becoming one of the premier west coast qualifiers for the Boston Marathon. Modesto features a non-technical flat course that allows a fast pace. Make sure you are registered for this national caliber event so you are ready to run. Last day for mail-in registration is Mar 11. All day running expo and packet pick up March 18 at Modesto Center Plaza. Marathon start time 7 am on March 19 Registration and info www.modestomarathon.com
Go Downtown Modesto The McHenry Museum Guild will be putting on their annual Gala on March 4, 2017. The theme this year is
“Viva Las Vegas” and will feature cocktails, appetizers, a silent auction, dinner and live entertainment at the McHenry Museum, 1402 I Street, in downtown Modesto. The event starts at 5:30 pm. The tickets cost $80 per person, rising to $85 per person after February 18th. For tickets and more information please call the museum at (209) 577-5366.
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
Go Downtown Modesto The McHenry Mansion at 15th and I St, goes green on March 17 for a special St. Patrick’s Day party. The event begins with a no host bar at 5:30 p.m. and a traditional corned beef and cabbage dinner at 6:30 p.m., including dessert and coffee, Irish, if desired. Cost is $35 per person. So get your green on and call Janie for reservations at 209-522-1739; reservations are due by Wednesday, March 15. You can also make reservations at the Visitors Center and Gift Shop at 924 15th St
Find local restaurants
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Most all of the downtown restaurants are locally owned. They hire local people and the money you spend stays right here in town. Local restaurants purchase from local farmers and feature local ingredients.
Check out ModSpot at 1220 J St.
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Published on Mar 1, 2017
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