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March 11 – Modesto Marathon – Downtown Modesto – March 15 – Psychedelic Furs – Gallo Center March 17 - Lucky Fest – Downtown Modesto March 17 - P. Wexford’s St. Patricks Day March 24 - Bunny Con – Downtown Modesto March 20 - Orquesta Dharma – Gallo Center March 4 – Red Carpet Party – State Theatre March16-25th – Hairspray the Musical – MJC March 9, 10, 16 18 – Shrek the Musical Downey High Theatre March 10  - Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwin – Turlock Community Theatre April 1 – Easter Sunday

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GREETINGS Greetings Modesto Friends Harrison, Madison, Abigail, Ryan, Becky and Chris enjoy one of their favorite places, Minnie’s!  

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of the year. It is still green, the air is fresh and the Irish feeling permeates the air. As the global holiday of St. Patrick’s Day approaches (on a Saturday no less!), we are all Irish kin but then your realize how much is going on.  Seriously, this is an action packed March.  We have the Modesto Marathon, we have St. Patrick’s Day at P Wex, Luckyfest, we have Bunny Con and even spring break is happening this month and Easter is April Fools Day.  Wow. But this month, we are wrapping this all up in delicious freshness and fitness.  We are very excited that the Modesto Certified Farmer’s Market is opening on March 15. This is one of the earliest openings and the smell and taste of fresh market fruits, vegetables and treats awakes our senses.  The farmer’s market is one

of my weekly activities all year long and my bicycle and basket are ready.   Check out the PoetryView in elsewhere in this issue that was written by one of Sam Pierstorff ’s students about Opening Day at the Farmer’s Market.  This month is all about trying something new and getting a fresh start in other ways. Some of our neighborhood associations like College Area Neighborhood and LaLoma Neighborhood are working on some exciting park renovations, rebuilding playgrounds and creating new fitness spaces for kids and adults alike.  Besides the traditional playgrounds, there are innovative new ideas to repurpose tennis courts for a game called Futsal, a mini soccer game.  Check out this great idea with our Interview on page 14 with Darrel Wilkins who wants to bring Futsal to town and engage a whole new group of people in our parks.  Please make sure that you get involved with your local neighborhood association and be part of the group of people that fix and solve things in our community. It  will make you feel awesome. Speaking of AWESOME, I want to recognize two people that are Modesto Champions.  Local teacher Chris Guptill and firefighter Darin Jesberg are superstars.  They have taken up the cause of making sure the trails and areas along our streams and rivers are litter, garbage and homeless free and are engaging the community to get in and make it happen.  We celebrate them

Modesto View Wins Gold MarCom Creative Awards!

We are so very honored that ModestoView Magazine has won Gold at the annual MarCom Awards for 5 years in a row. It is so very exciting that our locally produced magazine with a mission to “Serve Civic Pride Daily” took top national honors.  Thanks to all of our ViewCrew writers and to the amazing design duo of Peter Grimaldi and Photo Artist Michael J Mangano for these amazing creative skills. Hope you enjoy what we are doing.

and please read about them on page 6.   Many of you may hear from me soon as I am on the leadership committee for the American Heart Association.  With my heart issues from last year and my RF Ablation procedure that I will have this month, I am focused on heart safety and will reaching out to you and encourage you to help out.  Fun and fresh fitness is the way to go for a healthy heart. But most of all, thanks to all of you that are out there creating events, hosting neighborhood meetings, starting new businesses and being the change that Modesto needs.   That is why ModestoView is here, to celebrate all of you and help point the way for positive Modesto area living.  It truly takes teamwork so that we can stay focused on our mission to “Serve Civic Pride Daily”. I celebrate my amazing Irish Murphy Girls, Rebecca, Madison and Abigail.  You are the greatest and without my family, there is really nothing else.  I love you all and learn from you daily and my life is richer because of my friends and family, as that is really what it is all about.  Thanks to you all and I will see you out and about in this fun city.   Chris Murphy Publisher and Founder, ModestoView chrism@modestoview.com

On The Cover It is all about spring freshness and goodness and our ModestoView bunnies are on the cover, getting their nutrients with fresh carrots, fruits and vegetables from the Modesto Farmer’s Market.   Our bunnies are (clockwise from top left) Madison Murphy Leupp, Patrick Cavanah, Ryan Leupp and Lisa Holcombe.  You know their eyesight is getting better and you might see them at Bunny Con. 

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Is this one of the best months or what? Well, Erin go Bragh, March is one of the most special times of the year if you are Irish. Heck, it is one of the best months no matter what you are. St. Patrick’s Day is one of the best days, and I have been lucky enough to experience this in Boston and New York in the past.  But one thing is for sure, it is epic here in Modesto and we have two major festivals that are hall of fame.   This year, St. Patrick’s Day is on a Saturday.  This is amazing and you can start your day early at P. Wexford’s Pub at 3317 McHenry where they will have corned beef and cabbage and the traditional favorites and a big outdoor party

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that goes on to the wee hours. In Downtown Modesto, we have LuckyFest, where a whole city block is turned into an Irish city, complete with pubs, jail, hospital, pipe house, and comedy shops and even a wrestling rink and roller derby. Pretty much every kind of music will be featured and there is something for everyone.  We hope you will stop by and check out Murphy’s Pub or some drink and some games.  There will be big parties at the Twisted Pig, Devine Swine and the Fox Pub in downtown.  Fox Pub on Page 8 To get ready, there will be a St. Paddy’s Pub crawl on the 10th.  

St. Patrick’s Day Events

8 am - Turlock Kettle Dash, Downtown Turlock 10 am - Murphy’s Irish Day in Murphy, CA 2 pm - St Paddy’s Celebration at P Wex’s, Modesto 6 pm - Lucky Fest 11th & K St, Modesto 7 pm - Golden Bough at Merced Theatre 8 pm - Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit at Rivers Edge, Knights Ferry 8 pm - Risky Biscuits at Waterwheel Saloon, Sonora 8 pm - St Patrick’s Day at The Udder Place

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Please join Darin and Chris at TRRP for Modesto RecFest on March 17. As spring is springing up all over Modesto, there are a couple of people that are really make sure that our city is getting better everyday. As Modesto, and other communities battle chronic homelessness, people in Modesto are standing up and being champions and making sure we don’t let our streams, rivers, and bike paths get overcome and are safe for people. Chris Guptill and Darin Jesberg are two of these champions.  They have organized Dry Creek and Tuolumne River clean ups in the

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recent years. This project is so very important and their efforts are to be commended.  They have developed a really good network of volunteers that have taken hundreds of tones of garbage, shopping carts, encampments, and even drug paraphernalia from these waterways and trails.  We hope that the city and county are making progress on homelessness in our region so that these acts of kindness become a rarer occurrence efforts can be focused elsewhere.  It is all about making progress and

making people part of a bigger effort and our ModestoView congratulations go out to Chris and Darin and our community owes them a debt of gratitude. Chris Guptill -  Operation 9 to 99 Project   www.facebook.com/Operation9.2.99/ Darin Jesberg – Dry Creek Trail Coalition  www.facebook.com/groups/165465793605532/ Here is our interview with Darin where you can learn more. http://www.modestoview. com/interview-darin-jesberg/

MARATHON Calling all Runners!

By Chris Murphy

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Are you ready for one of the leading qualifiers for the Boston Marathon happening right here in Modesto?

March 11 brings the Modesto Marathon where thousands of elite runners will join those doing their first Marathon on a fast flat course thought Modesto and the surrounding countryside.   There is a pre race expo on the 10th at the Modesto Center Plaza, and then it is all action on Sunday morning. ModestoView will be there to show you the action as it happens, but better yet, come out and cheer these athletes as they run against each other and the clock.   You can still register at www.modestomarathon.com Pre-reg ends on March 7. Online ends March 9.  Saturday & Same day registration is available too, but please pre-reg and pick up your packet on Saturday.  It’s much easier. See you at the races.  

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ART The Ides of March By Jim Christiansen Be Aware the Ides of March. That’s Art Walk night and the Stanislaus Artist Open Studio Preview show at Tri-Chromatic Gallery. Open Studio maps go on sale in March, for only $10, supporting the event and the 62 artists and 39 studios/gallery stops.  Maps will be available at the Preview Show 1321 J Street, Mistlin Gallery, Chartreuse Muse and other locations on Art Walk.  Students 18 and under get in free with a map holder, and there are 5 Purchase Prize art pieces to give away, so make sure you fill out the form to enter and win one of these original pieces from local artists.  The Studio tour features many studios where artists create their art, and many artists will be grouped together.  It pays to get a map early to plan your route as Studio locations all over the county from Turlock, to Modesto, Escalon, Riverbank on out to Oakdale.  Map gives a visual sample and art description at each location, and includes painting, sculpture, ceramics, art jewelry, multi media and graphics, art photography, and more.  Contact information in the map is useful all year to contact your local artists.  Look for the Open Studio signs that help you find the studio location and come out and spend a weekend of art and friends.  Map is your ticket both days, and hours 10 to 5, though some studios like mine open earlier, may extend hours

depending on visitors. Sue Siefkin is one of the artists on display in the Yosemite Renaissance Show at the Yosemite Art Gallery in Yosemite Valley.  The show opened February 24 and continues to May 5 then goes on the road and will be on display at Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock in October.  And if you are up in Sonora any second Saturday, that’s Art Night 5 to 9 pm, with art, music, and plenty of open venues downtown. March is a great time to fly kites, look up some kite patterns on youtube or pinterest as an art project. In case you want to be more down to earth, consider the Hands-on Clay classes at Chartreuse Muse starting March 1 to April 5.  The Muse is also looking for entries to its Aspiring and Professional Artists Ermergence 2018 Summer group show.  To apply, submit a portfolio of 10 to 20 images to the Chartreuse Muse by April 15.  Great opportunity for artists first time showing at Chartreuse Muse, 918 Tenth Street.  A shout out to David Schroeder and John Wynn, and the many photographers producing a great series of Events and displays

for the second Foto Modesto February. I have a request for artists, readers and vendors to consider spending your Memorial Day Weekend in Livingston, at the Riverdance Farms Pick and Gather Festival. We are seeking volunteers in a variety of jobs at gate, kids activities, food service, camping area, art

spots. It’s a good venue for plein air painting, and the eclectic organic blueberry and cherry summer harvest festival offers a Merced River Fair, music all weekend, camping and more.  To apply check the FB page for our new volunteer group, or call Cindy at 209-761-0811  riverdancefarms@gmail.com

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Party at the MAMA winning P. Wexford’s Pub! It’s the best little Irish pub, and it’s located right in the heart of Modesto! It has an impressive array of 25 taps, and 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 leprechaunshenanicauns! The party starts at noon on March 17th, and goes all night. Rain or shine, this event is where you can celebrate, no matter who you are because 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 Blue Line, Cloak & Swagger 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

The Do Good Gold Rush

There is a little bit of history and story telling in every cocktail.   This one has roots in the Irish legend of finding a leprechaun’s gold treasure at the end of the rainbow, or the Gold Rush in California that attracted many Irish.  Whatever your story is, you will find your treasure at the end of a rainbow at the Fox Pub where our friendly proprietor Devry Thayer is mixing up this historic drink with the teamwork of our friends at Do Good Distillery.      The Fox has become one of Modesto’s favorite pubs, located adjacent to the Gallo Center and features a good pub menu and is open late for post show enjoyment. It’s nice to have an Irish Pub in downtown Modesto.    There are always the traditional favorites on at the bar and good pub grub, but you really need to try the DoGood Gold Rush and as Devry describes, “It’s a cold version of a hot toddy”.  You have to like that.     

Devry starts this tart and tasty drink with a house-made honey simple syrup. He blends in the DoGood Nighthawk Whiskey and some fresh squeezed lemon juice.  After being shaken, bitters are added, and stirred in.  A nice zested lemon peel graces the glass and you are ready to drink your treasure. 

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have the same ring as “Cheers!” but the Irish say “Slainte!” when they clank their pints anyway, so get practicing (its pronounced “slawncha”), and come out wearing your green for a luckily good time! As they say, “Best while you have it use your breath for there is no drinking after death!”

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A Time to Perform in March By Kaye Osborn The first weekend of March means Lakewood

Youth Theater is ready to perform their musical. This year’s production will be Ducktails and Bobbysox showcasing the 1950’s.  The actors have been hard at work memorizing their words, lyrics and dances.  It takes a community to support a Lakewood show: parents, pianist, Sign Language interpreters, technicians and of course, an enthusiastic audience.  I am very proud of the dedicated young performers.  I would love to see your smiling face at one of our shows.  Friday, March 2nd at 6:30 PM, Saturday, March 3 at 1:30 PM and 6:30 PM.  The box office opens 30 minutes before the show.  Connie Ambrosia-Wann and Penny Hansen will interpret the Friday night’s show for our Deaf Community. The pianist is the talented Charlie Jensen.  I hope to see you at the Lakewood Theater, 2920 Middleboro Place in Modesto.  Ducktails and Bobbysox is a family friendly show! Here’s what is happening in our neck of the woods! Gallo Center for the Arts YES Company Disney’s Peter Pan Jr. Fri., March 9: 7 PM Sat., March 10: 3 PM Sun., March 11: 3 PM   The Sound of Music Mon., March 19 & Tues., March 20 at 7 PM   CWB Cinderella Fri., March 23: 7 PM Sat., March 24: 2 PM   Prospect Theater Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike When movie star Masha, along with her boytoy Spike, descend upon Masha’s siblings Vanya and Sonia, the results range from mild madcap to absolute absurdity. March 2- March 11 www.prospecttheaterproject.org/   Center Stage Conservatory Lower Level Studio Shrek – The Musical Directed by John Armes, this show is sure to make you laugh and have a good time. Featuring Nathaniel Trautmann as Shrek, Carma Mize as Fiona, David Torres as Donkey, and Hannah Bell as Lord Farquaad; you certainly do not want to miss this show! 3/9/2018 - 3/18/2018 Thomas Downey High School 1000 Coffee Road Modesto, CA 95355 Tickets $12 Phone: 209-574-1685 Ext. 72614

Bug A lonely cocktail waitress, Agnes, lives in a seedy motel room, hiding form her violent ex-husband Jerry. One night, her lesbian biker friend R.C. introduces her to Peter, a Gulf War veteran with a mysterious past. This deep and intense thriller deals with issues of love, paranoia, conspiracy theories and Agnes’ slow decent into insanity under Peter’s influence. Starring Noah Thompson as Peter and Traci Sky Sprague as Agnes. This riveting thriller is for mature audience only due to the drug use, adult situations, and nudity. March 2, 3, 9, 10, 15, 17 - 8 p.m.   Sun March 11, 18 -  2:00 p.m. Center State Conservatory  Lower Level 948 Eleventh Street (Enter on J Street) Modesto, CA (209) 846-0179  Tix $10-15 www.centerstagemodesto.com

ENTERTAINMENT! GEORGE BENSON March 2 AN AFTERNOON WITH C.S. LEWIS STARRING DAVID PAYNE March 3 GENTRI: THE GENTLEMEN TRIO March 3 HERMAN’S HERMITS March 4 THE TEN TENORS

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  Hairspray – MJC Performing Arts March 16,17, 22, 23, 24 at 7pm  March 25 at 2pm Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium $15 General / $12 Students & Seniors Tickets Available Online & At the Door For more info:  Lynette Borrelli-Glidewell / borrellil@mjc.edu 209.575.6081   McHenry Museum Second Saturday: 2 PM Learn about local history in the rich environment of the McHenry Museum and their docents. Tickets available at: centerstagemodesto.com

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CHEF

By Tasha Williams Photos by Micheal J. Mangano

Ann Endsley is a beautiful person both inside and out. She has a heart to serve our Modesto community in as many ways as she possibly can. I spoke with her just long enough to briefly discuss her beautiful restaurant, Greens on Tenth. Though our conversation was short, she left a very strong impression on me and I went away knowing three very important things: 1. Eating clean and green is a really smart decision and everyone should consider a change with at least one meal per day. 2. Mrs. Endsley’s restaurant has plenty of healthy and delicious options that Modesto can choose from. 3. Most importantly, giving back to our own Modesto community is where love can be shown in the greatest fashion. Greens Restaurant is a beautifully quaint and cozy spot nestled right in the midst of downtown Modesto, California. Located at 953 10th Street, conveniently, it is only a hop, skip, and a jump away from Brendan Movie Theater. True to the restaurant name, Greens always serves fresh vegetables, organically grown. The food is rich in an abundance of heart health and heart health means everything to Mrs. Endsley. Make no mistake, the fact that she has a heart for health within the community is no accident. Her husband is retired physician, Dr. Steve Endsley. Dr. Endsley is the founder of Valley Heart. After his retirement, he and Anne began The Underground Kitchen, delivering healthy meals all over the Central Valley. Now, with the restaurant, everyone can stop by to taste the various menu options. They serve a lot of vegan, vegetarian food, while at the same time, they cook gluten free, (which is very rare for our area). Preparing that type of food has been one of the main missions at Greens. They have a desire to provide scrumptious meals for people who have special dietary needs. Provid-

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ing meals with that in mind is no easy feat, so Mrs. Endsley makes it a point to use some of the local purveyors within our community. Even with the success of the restaurant, the main business for Greens comes from their catering side. Some of their clientele includes Gallo, our local hospitals, and large medical groups - serving over 1000 lunches per week. You may be wondering what makes Greens so successful after 8 years of business, (beginning with Mrs. Endsley’s organic farm)? It goes back to the list I began with. Every day, more and more people are re-thinking the food they are putting into their bodies and the quality of the food at Greens has been trusted for many years. Of course it helps that the meals are spectacular! Most importantly, there are so many entrees to choose from. There is the vegan made, Tomato Basil Soup, featuring caramelized onions. Then there is the White Mushroom Lasagna that is to die for. (To get an idea for yourself, just take a look at my favorite photographer, Michael (MJ) Mangano’s photos to see what I mean). All of the food at Greens is prepared by the Head Chef, Dwain Gullatt, (pictured here with Mrs. Endsley). Chef Dwain makes sure that every bite you take is savored! You should know, the restaurant serves all sorts of items in addition to the healthy alternatives. There is also a house favorite; Macaroni and Cheese! Chef Dwain pairs the macaroni with bacon in such a way that each bite will melt in your mouth! I left out the most important thing that Mrs.

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Endsley does for our community: She believes in second chances in life and is known for hiring people that may have made a wrong decision along the way. She has another company, called Random Foods and during the summer months, this company helps 18 year olds who age out of the foster care system. This program helps the young men and women learn the skills they need to find employment. Truly, Ann Endsley has a great love for Modesto and our community as a whole. Her restaurant is a true representation of that fact and this is how she explained it to me, “My main goal is to bring clean, healthy, and delicious food to the community.” What she left out was the fact that she does all of that and more, with a gracious heart and a smile on her face. Ann Ensley is a great lady and you can feel it from the moment she greets you with her bright smile and open arms as she goes in for a long hug.

Beatles or stones. This was her response, “Stones totally 100%! Why? Because I cannot believe that Keith Richards is still alive and he looks like petrified wood. I have seen him over 15 times and have even taken my kids to see concerts through the years! I’m their biggest fan!” Your meals can always be ordered for delivery by calling (209) 524-7336 or by simply download the app: squareup.com/store/greenson-earth.

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POET This poem was submitted by Sam Pierstorff for one of his students.  We hope you like it and enjoy the opening of the Modesto Certified Farmer’s Market on March 15.   

Opening Day at the Farmer’s Market It is the end of March, the wind is blowing frenziedly to push the last of the cold winter from the valley. It ripples the tents of the vendors and blows the long skirts of the housewives. The blossoms of the blooming Bradford Pears are swirling around me like a snowstorm. The scent of fresh bread from Edith’s permeates my senses as I purchase a bag of bagels. My son’s tiny toddler hands are heavy with ripe oranges, he squeals with delight the last of the season. His cornflower hair caught in the wind like a golden flag, proclaiming that spring has sprung.   The man who runs the Dos Compadres stand greets us cheerfully as we fill our bags with fresh tamales. We will sit on the church steps and eat molotes for breakfast.   I will buy a bouquet of pink dahlias from the friendly Mennonite woman. She will proclaim how my son has grown since the previous season.   When the summer comes around We will dine like royalty on fresh tomatoes and peaches.   By Lindsay Conway lindsayconway.ca@gmail.com

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Sonora Celtic Faire returns to the Mother Lode Fairgrounds March 9th11th. Are you into Extreme Sports? Don’t miss the Knights of Mayhem vs the Knights of Valor in Medieval Combat and Jousting. As usual, there will be lots of music including Tempest, Culann’s Hounds, The Black Irish Band and Bagpipes galore. Experience a proper taste of Ireland with Celtic Whiskey Tasting Experience featuring Do Good Distillery and others. There is something to do for everyone. For more information and to buy tickets go to www.sonoracleticfaire.com

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Deluges Of Grandeur by Aaron Rowan

March Movies

A hilarious thank-you card I once saw showed the back of a pair of jeans stained green. Accompanying text: “Muchos grassy-ass!” You’ll be thanking me in a similar way if you heed my advice and catch this month’s CBS concert with Gillian Grassie and her band. Gillian is one of my favorite harp singer/songwriters, influenced by the styles of Feist and Norah Jones. Her compositions challenge the conventions of her instrument and beckon listeners into intimate and sometimes poignant story-songs. Gillian has toured across the Americas, Europe, and Asia at performances ranging from a moving train in Mumbai, to a private gala for Prince Albert of Monaco, to a sold out-club in Siberia. She’ll be in town with her full band on Sunday 3/11 at 3 PM. Congregation Beth Shalom, 1705 Sherwood Ave. More info & tickets at www. sundaysatcbs.com.

Over at Moon & Sixpence, I’ll be presenting a pair of exciting concerts featuring a wide range of world-music styles. Saturday March 3 at 7:30 PM: Beaucoup Chapeaux re-imagines the antique melodies of Parisian bistros, Greek tavernas, Italian cirques, American jazz clubs and more; as well as sharing visionary new creations inspired by all of the above. Sunday March 18 at 2 PM: the always crowd-pleasing Dirty Cello, taking on blues, bluegrass, Celtic, classic rock and more, led by the vivacious crossover cellist Rebecca Roudman. It’s a high-energy spin on cello music like you’ve never quite heard it before. Both of these hot concerts are $20 general admission. It’s cash only at the door, but you can reserve seats ahead if you email modestounplugged@yahoo.com or call 209-543-5306. Moon & Sixpence Music And Art House can be found in the back of the courtyard at 500 9th St. between E & F, right between Smog Tech and El Sol restaurant. The resident companies of the Gallo Center have some fun treats this month as well. March 9 & 10 at 8 PM, Modesto Symphony Orchestra

presents ‘Baroque With A Twist.’ They’ll be taking a classic Bach piece and swapping out the violin for a saxophone, played by dynamic young soloist Amanda Heim. Other works by Bach and Handel are also on the menu. And Sunday afternoon March 25, my jazz-crooning friend Rebecca Leah Dias sings with Knight Sounds, specializing in big band era dance music. They’re also a nonprofit that donates all proceeds from performances to school music programs and scholarships for high school musicians. 3 PM in the Foster Family Theater. This matinee concert is put on by the Modesto Community Concert Association - more info at www.modestocca.org.

METAL Modesto’s Nude Medusa by Eve Oberlander Modesto’s Nude Medusa is back in action. They sound harder and heavier from when they first started a few years back. Their sound reminds me of stoner doom rock. They also have a sludge grunge sound, reminiscent of 1990’s alternative days. With band members Ericka on vocals and Potter on Drums, Dusty on Bass and Rammel on Lead Guitar you can check them out at this years Lucky Fest. Lucky Fest is 25 pubs built from the ground up and is the largest St. Paddy’s Pub Crawl in Northern California. It’s on March 17, from 6pm to 2am at Modesto’s Center Plaza. This is a 21 and over event that will have two Heavy Metal stages, how cool is that. There’s plenty of local metal music in our city. The Docks stage will feature Mind of a Machine, Nude Medusa, From Devastation, Sworn To The Black, Harlot Exiled, The Worst Fear, Bavmorda and Super Extra Special. The Lucky Fest Chicken Coop

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features Diversity of One (Sacramento) and Modesto bands, Lost Horizons, Hard Knox, Samora, and 2017 MAMA Award winners, HellHeart. Purchase tickets for $12 from any of these local Metal bands. Come dressed in your finest green party apparel and have a blast! Modesto’s Jimbo WarrGuitarist of 17TEN and The Venting Machine has a show coming up on April 14th at Modspot Event Center downtown on J st. The shows all ages with a $5 cover going to Children’s Crisis Center of Modesto. The Venting Machine has been kicking ass and secured a spot on Combat Records compilation CD, the first release in 30 years from the recently resurrected Thrash Metal label. The Venting Machine also has a brand new album titled “Shackles Be Gone” available on iTunes now! https://itunes.apple.comb/us/album/ shackles-be-gone/id1264315772 HellHeart is hosting and playing an all ages show in Manteca they want everyone to know about. Its being held on April 7th at the American Legion Hall on 220 E. Yosemite Ave from 3pm to 11pm . The cool thing about this show is its an all ages venue and spot to bring more

of their younger fan base out to catch them play. They are putting on a raffle, top prize is a guitar. Half of the proceeds from the raffle will be donated to the American Legion hall to help with renovations of the building. Last but not least, Hard Knox of Modesto has just released a brand new music video, titled “Monarch” . Please check it out on utube, https://youtu.be/Lf-mjyyUu5A Hard Knox is a Deathcore Metal band, one of my favorite genres. The band consists of Jake Vocals, Bryant Guitar, Nick Guitar, Marty on bass and Chuck from 17TEN on drums. Look for future shows, this bands rad.

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READERS Look who reads ModestoView! Check out Doug Jones, the star of The Danger Element, a film by local filmmaker John Soares. This film premiered at MJC last month and here is the ModestoView interview with Doug about his role in this new film. Doug starred in the award winning The Shape of Water, Star Trek Discovery and can be seen in the upcoming Nosferatu. 

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INTER By Chris Murphy

Darrel Wilkins

FUTSOL – A Great New Idea

Soccer is in his blood. He has been playing soccer since he was young. Darrel’s teams have won a Section Championship, a State Cup, taken three teams to Europe.  Modesto has three professional players from and two that  have played for Darrel.  He has been the Director of Coaching at the Ballistic United Soccer Club in Pleasanton (one of the best in Nor Cal).  But Soccer is not his only passion, he grew up around local rock bands and Doug Robinett others were early friends and was part of the local music EDM dance scene presenting quality events. It is in his DNA to support the music and sport culture in Modesto, and that’s one of the reasons he is excited about Futsal.  It is all about creating something fresh, doing something interesting and engaging a whole new part of our community.   Sound interesting huh?. It does, so let’s meet Darrel Wilkins.   ModestoView:  Where did you grow up and when did you first play soccer?  Darrel Wilkins:  I grew up in Modesto, went to John Muir Elementary and then Roosevelt Jr High where I was Student Body President and then attended Davis High School where I had amazing coaches like Mr. Tubman and Dave de Hart.    MV:  What about game makes is so important to the global population? DW:  You only need a ball.  From the richest most developed countries to the poorest underdeveloped it’s the sport that can be played with just a ball. It’s the Church of All Nations   MV: Soccer fields are huge.  How and where can Futsal be played?  DW: Soccer fields are 80x120.  Futsal Courts are a minimum of 27 yards wide and a max of 45 yards. They are a minimum of 15 yards wide and 27 yards max wide. Futsal can be played on any court, tennis court, basketball court, roller hockey court, handball court or volleyball court.  That’s another great point about Futsal Courts is they can be multi-use courts.

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For more information: Facebook Modesto Futsal  https://www.facebook.com/Modesto-Futsal-474769842712667/   MV:  What do you think in impact could be with a Futsal league here in Modesto. DW:  A big impact.  Parks would be relevant again offering a less expensive choice for youth sports ($600 per team, as many players on the team as the coach chooses for 8-10 games compared to MYSA $165 per player for 8 games), It reduces crime in neighborhoods because people would use the parks more and less crime would increase property values.  It gets the community’s youth to learn life skills and health improved due to physical activities.  Local companies like GoFresh may participate, which would help nutrition education.  Graceada Park would give the West Side and Airport kids a better opportunity, simply due to location (Mary Grogan is more than 10 miles from the West or South Side, we will have a

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Hispanic Outreach Coordinator which will help the league reach participants that other leagues may not. At Graceada, it is inexpensive to re-model a tennis court versus build a soccer field (and our city lacks funds), less maintenance, use less water, improves teamwork, increases academic performance and increases confidence and leadership through competition.  More people can play futsal on a court than play tennis. It is one of the fastest growing sports in the world.   MV:  You are currently working with the College Area Neighborhood Association, how have they responded? DW: CANA has been great to work with. They were very interested from Day One and made me feel a part of the group and have been very supportive. Modesto City Councilperson Tony

Madrigal has been a guiding force. One of the City Council members asked me to help him and never followed through. I contacted Tony one time and he scheduled a meeting. After 20 minutes of meeting he had me in his car driving around Modesto to educate himself on possible locations, the sport, and the areas it may benefit most. He even called another Council member on speaker phone on that drive and had another Council member (Kristi Ah You) meet with me while they were at work (short 15 min. meeting)   MV:  What do you hope happens in our community parks if this is a success?  DW: I hope more kids will be offered an opportunity to participate in a sport that has never been in our community. I hope it will do all of the things I’ve said above from giving kids another opportunity, to reducing crime and increasing property values, to leadership and confidence through confidence...simply put I hope it makes our community and parks a much better place and most important more fun...ultimately that’s what it’s all about FUN.   MV:  What excites you still about the arts and music scene here in Modesto? DW: There’s something for everyone, and there’s passion for it. It’s fun for everyone from kids to adults, creative, and motivating.  I love the people just as much or more as the arts and music.   MV:  Describe your ideal day in Modesto.  DW:  This is a tough one.  I haven’t really thought about this; great question, give me some time to think.    MV:  What is something about you that people may not know? DW:  I was the Head Coach of the Men’s Soccer Team at MJC for 12 years.  Soccer has been, is, and will always be my career and since I have adult epilepsy, I don’t drive, but still coach youth soccer in Dublin.  That’s how much I love my career. I’ve taken three of my teams to Europe to play.   MV: OK, our traditional question, Beatles or Stones? DW: Stones...Mick is the man.

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GO MODESTO Bunny Con - March 24th

Hey there bunnies! It is time to get those ears, the cotton tail, the bunny suit of your liking and get ready to hop hop hop around downtown Modesto in your bunny best. This is one of the more fun things to do all year long and you can hang out with your fave pub crawl friends as this group of bunnies makes the circuit.  Bunny attire is must, and please make sure to tip your bartenders and be good bunnies as you make your visits The bunnies will meet at 5 pm at Bayou Grill and we go from there.  

GO MODESTO March 16,17, 22-25th MJC Theater, Music and Dance Dept. present the musical adaptation of John Water’s Hairspray. Go back in time to 1962 the early years of Rock and Roll and R&B. Big Hair and Big Song and Dance numbers fill this 90-minute performance. The production is directed by Lynette Borrelli-Glidewell with Catheryn Tortell acting as musical director and Kim T Davis as the choreographer. Tickets are just $15 and $12 for students and Seniors. The production takes place in the MJC East Campus Auditorium. Don’t miss this fantastic Musical performed by a very talented cast including ViewCrew member Tasha Wiliams as Motormouth Maybelle.  Get your tickets online at   www.mjc.tix.com

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By Chris Murphy and Middagh Goodwin

Historic Cruise Route and the Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame. Yes, this is where it was all happening when George Lucas was in high school and what he presented to the world in the film American Graffiti. It was all based on the stories, places and people that cruised along 10th and 11th St back in 1962.  www.modestocruiseroute.com  

Go Hike a Mural

March brings so much each year.

The days are fresh and chilly and hopefully we get a lot of rain.  March is when we really get out there exploring our own city, our region and even places far beyond.  One of the best things about Modesto is the fresh produce in our stores and our restaurants.  So exciting that the   Modesto Certified Farmer’s Market is opening early this year on March 15 with the first Saturday market on St. Patrick’s Day.  So don’t delay, check out the event calendar at www. modestoview.com and start planning your March.  Don’t forget, Spring Break for Modesto City Schools and universities like Cal Berkeley is March 24 – April 1 (Easter).  So what will you do?  Here are some helpful tips.   

Bike and Run the Trail

One of the most fun things to do is ride, walk or run the trail system here in Modesto. We have Hetch Hetchy, the Virginia Corridor and the Mensinger Trail along Dry Creek. There are so many places to start and stop, eateries can be found along the Virginia and there are playgrounds and picnic areas.   There are a couple of organized bike rides, pub crawls and brunch outings you can find in the ModestoView event calendar.  There are also community clean up opportunities if you want to lend a hand.  

Walk the Cruise Route!

You can learn all about Modesto history and our classic car and rock and roll heritage in one simple walking tour. Head to 10th St Plaza where a 25 station walking tour begins on the Modesto

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Downtown Modesto is home to many amazing large scale murals that showcase our American Graffiti and classic car heritage as well as celebrating our local agriculture and hometown heroes like Royal Robbins.   This is a really fun walking tour and you will be impressed by the quality and variety of our murals.  Facebook.com/ ClassicCommunityMurals  and facebook.com/ MuralsInMotown  

FORE!... Let’s play Disc Golf

Have you ever wondered what those funny baskets are in East LaLoma Park? Well wonder no more.  These are the “holes” for Disc Golf.  Equipment needed?  Flying Disc.  Cost to play?  ZERO $.  This is a great way to start a new sport.  All you need is some practice, some accuracy and patience and soon you will be collecting the various disks to line up your target.  We have a 27 hole course here in East LaLoma park and is just one of the thousands of Disc Gold courses around the world.  So get flinging! Learn more at:  https://www.pdga.com/course-directory/course/east-la-loma-park  

Enjoy some history

There are several museums across the region to visit with your children that feature ongoing or special exhibits. The Great Valley Museum, McHenry Museum both in Modesto, The Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock, the Mistlin Gallery, the Oakdale Cowboy Museum and the Castle Air Force Museum in Atwater are just a few of them. It is always great to mix fun with education. 

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Want to camp locally?

Right in our own backyard is Caswell Memorial State Park, 250 Acres along the Stanislaus River just south of Ripon. You can spend a day Barbecuing and leisurely rafting along the river and then camp out for the night. This is as close to home you can get for this experience. https://www.stateparks.com/caswell_memorial_state_park_in_california.html You can also head up to Lodi for a day at Micke Grove Zoo.  

Lucky Art Walk

The downtown Modesto 3rd Thursday ArtWalk will be a great night out on the town, looking for lucky treasure and exploring our downtown Art Galleries, restaurants and cafes. This is a free family event and you will be able to search for lucky treasure with live music provided by ModestoView. March 15  

Around our region

You know that old saying, Modesto is on the way to everywhere? Well friends, it is true.  Not only are we a great destination for visitors from around the world  

Hike the mountains.

One of the all time great t-shirts comes from Yosemite Mountaineering School. “Go Climb a Rock” is one of the all time great slogans, and even made a James T Kirk appearance. The real reason this is so cool is that Modesto is home base for Royal Robbins.  We lost Royal last year, but his legend lives on in the mountains of Yosemite and here in our community.  A quick bike ride or walk to Camp 4 to see the Royal Robbins mural and will get you in the mood and a 2 hour drive will plant you at  the base of some of the most beautiful granite walls in the world.   Spend your day scrambling the rocks of Indian Caves, below the waterfalls or if you are really a pro, ascend the sheer walls in the spirit of Royal, Chuck Pratt and Tom Frost who scaled the Salathe Wall in 1961.    

Go Hike a Cavern

Explore California Caverns or Moaning Caverns if you are interested in an underground adventure. Our area is blessed with incredible natural attractions that people travel from all around the world to see. These are quite amazing and people of most abilities can participate. https:// caverntours.com/

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Underwater Bowling?

We have heard of underwater basket weaving, but this is amazing. Head over to San Jose to Uncle Buck’s Fish Bowl and Grill. You will believe you are bowling under the sea, even the ball returns are nautical with Sharks and octopi. While you are in the South Bay take a stroll on the Boardwalk in Santa Cruz enjoy the Rides and ocean air. Fans of the Lost Boys movie might even recognize a sight or two.   

Grape Geekery?

If you are into geeky fun don’t miss Grape City Con at the Grape Festival Grounds in Lodi. Curious? Read more about this in the GeekView in this issue.  

The Gold Rush lives!

When was the last time you took a trip back in time? Head up to Columbia State Historic Park and take the family back to the 1850’s. Explore the historic mining town and maybe even pan for gold while you are there. http:// www.visitcolumbiacalifornia.com/ Check out the ModestoView calendar for a ton of fun things to do from Black Sheep Ink Art Class at the Queen Bean to events at the local Libraries.  Trust us, you will never be bored this March, so try your luck and get out there and check it out.

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Grape City Con by Middagh Goodwin

At the time of writing this, the Black Panther is the number one grossing movie in Theatres and set box office records, proving once again Geek is Shiek. If you have not seen it yet make sure you catch a screening before too many spoilers are leaked. Comic Cons are popping up all over and it is

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hard to decide which one to go to if you can not make it to all of them. You will not want to miss Grape City Con at Lodi Grape Festival Grounds March 31st. Grape City returns for the fourth year. Grape City is one of the best single-day conventions in our area and brought to us by the same people who put on Stockton-Con and Central Valley Con. Tickets are $5 in advance and $8 at the gate, kids under 12 are free. You will be sure to find something to buy with over 150 exhibitors and artists. Take pictures with all our local Fan Club groups representing Star Wars, Walking Dead and all the other Cosplayers(remember to ask first before taking a picture). Meet Voice Actors Greg Berg and Brian Cummings, 6X World Wrestling

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Champion Booker T, Robert Mukes(House of a 1000 Corpses) and more. Add a who’s who of comic book artists including Chris Marrinan, Mike Hampton, Mel Smith and Ramon Villalobos. As always there will be some great panels, one of the areas best Cosplay Contests and for the first time at Grape City Con Douggary Grant is

bringing the Geek Fashion Show. Get your ticket at Invincible Comics or Utopia Games in Modesto and make plans to take the whole family or go with a group of friends.  If you live in Sonora(March 4th) or Los Banos(March 24th) check out Ohana Con $5 in advance and $7 at the door Kids under 12 are FREE.

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MAMA Independent Musicians by Middagh Goodwin As an Independent Musician, you have to make your luck. What does that mean exactly? The days of management and record deals are over, and if you want to make your mark locally, regionally or hopefully Nationally, you have to make it happen yourself. Easier said than done, right? It will take effort and work on your part, but the rewards are much sweeter knowing you made things happen yourself.  Make sure all your social media accounts are up to date and linked, make sure to add all shows as soon as they are confirmed and that your contact information is current(you would be surprised at how many people forget to update email and phone numbers.) These are tools to help you connect with fans, book shows and promote them when you have them.  You do not need a full album, though you do need your music available to be listened to and shared. Just a couple of the best quality you can afford to begin. Create a video of one of the recordings or live performance to post and share.  Have something to sell, even if it is just stickers, patches or buttons. Leave new fans with something to remember you by. You can always

use those recordings as incentives give out a download link when they buy a shirt. You can also use stickers or downloads as a bonus if you are playing a gig where you are expected to sell tickets. If you know what time you are performing at a Festival, write the time and stage down on a flyer for an upcoming gig or the back of a sticker and pass those out. Use your hometown draw to do show trades, book a show with a couple out of town bands that are willing to return the favor. Create a mailing list email or text; When you return to let’s say Sacramento to play a show, you send out a message to anyone that lives within an hour radius of the gig. It may take a few times, but you will be the draw on the bill soon enough.  A quick internet search of the town you are playing will turn up contacts; submit to local newspapers calendars, and if you are lucky you will score an interview. All this helps grow your fanbase and standing with venues. For shows in the 209 make sure you send in your events before the 20th of each month to info@ modestoview.com so we can get them on our calendar in print and online.

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SONGWRITING SHE Marches On by Patty Castillo Davis Thursday, March 8 is International Women’s Day-Civil Awareness Day. In observance, splendid events and festivities will be celebrated all over the world. ModestoUSA will commemorate International Women’s Day with a happening all its own. Bringing the press for progress Downtown and powered by the collective efforts of the organizers of the Modesto Women’s March and Castle Sisters Event Productions, there will be a benefit concert hosted by the Barkin Dog Grill. Folks of all ages are invited to enjoy a dynamic evening which commences at 5:30 pm and features international music and world menu dining selections. Gate fee is $5 and all proceeds benefit area women’s clubs. Alaska native Frank Solivan and The Dirty Kitchen bring their “Newgrass” originals to Black Oak Casino on Thursday, March 1. Showtime is 8 pm. DEVA Cafe has scrumptious cuisine every day and on Sunday serves up a mixed recipe of acoustic artists on tap from 10 am to noon. March brings Mattea 3/4, Abraham Steve Lackey 3/11, The Daydream Believers 3/18 and The Ardent Trio 3/25. Post photos of your meal

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on the Deva Facebook page for a chance to win food prizes, and celebrate MARCHelada with a salty, savory Brunch beverage. The Third Thursday Modesto Art Walk is a family-friendly stroll down DoMo. Artists, Creatives and Musicians of all types will display their gifts in various venues including the ModestoView stage at 11th and J streets. The Alternative Hangover fronted by Dale Huff brings their blend of Pop covers and original material to The Barkin Dog Grill March 3 and Bookies March 30. Here’s where you can catch these Composers in their element3/1 Jordan Waters-Art Hop Fresno 3/3 Jordan Waters-Rivi’s 3/3 Me & You-Lodi Wine Social  3/10 Jordan Waters- Santa Cruz Music Festival  3/10 Me & You- Rivi’s 3/16 Marirose- Scotto’s Wine and Cider Lodi 3/17 Me & You- Viaggio Winery  3/24 Mondo-Sandwich Cousins Tracy 3/25 Me & You-Abundance Vineyard  3/30 Me & You- Cast Iron Trading Stockton

BLUES Coco Montoya By Earl Matthews Hello everyone and I hope you guys are enjoying the winter that almost wasn’t. Starting it off on the first I will be with the Poorhouse Millionaires at Ralston’s Goat and our host Felicia Aleman for an evening of comedy and music, the food is great and we always have a real good time. On the 2nd you have a few options. Coco Montoya at Black Oak. Coco is a world class Blaus artist and former member of the John Mayall’s Blues Breakers. He has been at it for over 40 years and is well worth the drive. If you are in more of a bay area mood you could head over to The Poor House Bistro in San Jose and check out Elvin Bishop. Elvin is blues royalty and can

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be seen at some of the biggest blues festivals in the world, this is a great opportunity to see him in a more intimate setting. Lastly on the second you can find Jeramy Norris and the Dangerous Mood at the 133 Club in Manteca, Jeramy is one of the best blues players around and can scratch your blues itch like no other. On the 4th head on over to Moe’s Alley in Santa Cruz to see blues harp master Curtis Salgado. Curtis is a veteran player and has been featured on the Harmonica blowout tour several times. Also on the 4th is a personal favorite Harlis Sweetwater Band at the Powerhouse Pub in Folsom. Harlis is a firebrand blues rock guitar player with a killer horn section. His drive and passion has taken him far and wide in the past few years and his star is on the rise. On the 9th in Fresno you can try a little something different in the form of Big Sandy and the Fly Rite Boys. Big Sandy is one of the absolute best rockabilly artists active today, if you dig old school jump, you will go bananas for Big Sandy. Jumping ahead to the 15th you have another chance to see Jeramy Norris as Black Oak Casino in their brand new showroom. Jeramy specializes in keeping you dancing and having a good time. For St. Pattys day in the 17th you can check out the Poorhouse Millionaires in Santa Cruz at the Catalyst. I am told that SC goes a little crazy for this holiday so if you are going to make the trip try and make hotel reservations ahead of time. I am happy to tell you that you are going to have 2 chances to see Rob Hill Band this month. On the 21st Rob is delivering his Jazzy Blue music to Tressettis World Cafe for a fundraiser and on the 25th you can catch him and the band at Ralston’s Goat for Sunday Brunch. Rounding out the month I will be doing a now rare performance with Big Earl and the Cryin’ Shame at Nino’s for their customer appreciation party and potluck. This show has been a yearly tradition for the past 4 years now and it is always a highlight show for us. I hope you all have a great month and I hope to see you out at a show.

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JAZZ What’s New with the Jazz & Blues View by Eric Benson

The chill is still in the air but spring brings it’s promise, “you must remember spring”. I know its cold outside but plenty of offerings for music and arts in the Downtown. One of my favorite musicians that is local but has already won a Latin Grammy Award is Jamey Dubberly of Orquestra Dharma. He has produced and arranged a studio Project of Afro-Cuban Jazz with two albums released.  The current release “La Clave del Gumbo” is a fusion of New Orleans brass & Soul Music with AfroCuban influences, Jazz and Salsa. In the Lineup for the gig March 20th at the Gallo Arts Center Modesto is: Carlos Caro - Cuban Percussionist, Omar Ledezma - percussion and Vocals,

Brian Andres - Drums, Charlie Gurke - Tenor Sax, Jamie Dubberly - Trombone, Fred Randolph - Bass, and Jason Moen - Piano. So come down March 20th and listen to some of the best Latin Jazz world music the Valley, or the world for that matter, has to offer. Check out Jamie Dubberly in the Blue Monday Band March 12th at the Blue Monday Jam at the Barkin’ Dog Grill. Blue Monday Party on the Bluesy Side returns to the Barkin’ dog March 12thth to the Barkin’ Dog Grill with special guest Shad Harris and the Groovenators, Shad is a wellspring of blues and roots music from the Stockton area, and is touring all over the Valley playing the blues.    Hosting the jam is House band Ultra Lounge, Johnny Valdes guitar, Tim Allen bass, vocals, Dave Hawks on drums, Horns Kevin Marin, and Marty Martinez, and John Burt Sax, Jamey Dubberly on Trombone, Dave Dow and you’re truly, Eric Benson on Keys.  We will be playing a whole lot of Blues, Latin, Jazz, Latin, Funk, and a little of everything else. Show from

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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, or to listen and dance, it’s gonna’ be smoking! The Gallo Center continues to have some amazing shows.  On schedule for March; 1th Classic Albums: Elton John tribute, 2nd George Benson Jazz guitarist, 4th Herman’s Hermits, 15th the Psychedelic Furs, 19th Sound of Music musical, and 20th Critics choice Orchestra Dharma; a Latin Jazz aggregation lead by bandleader Jamey Dubberly Trombonist and arranger. The band is comprised of the best in the regions Latin and Jazz musicians. And the Barkin’ Dog Grill, one of my favorite family friendly venues continues with some live music, with special event Sunday March 4th honoring the last Ernie Bucio in a MJC scholarship drive from 12 to 9 PM. The event will feature musicians and students that played with Ernie over the years. The lineup for the month; March 2nd Dave Dow & Friends,

3rd Alternative Hangover/Rock, 4th Ernie Bucio fundraiser, 8th Patty Castillo Davis International Women’s day along with Dave Dow jam, 10th Bourbon St. Blues with Izzy Alvarado, 12 the Blue Monday with Shad Harris/nothing but the Blues, 15th Modesto Art Walk, 16th Valley Jazz Company, 23 Johnny Rocket & Thrust, 24th Tony & Tough Times, 31st Gary Gervase Blues Band, and the mighty Dave Dow kicking out the Jazz Jam every Thursday night. The Newman Theatre in Newman has a nice shows for March; 3rd Frank Soliven & Dirty Kitchen/ award winning Bluegrass, 10th with Daniel Castro down home Blues, 17th Boys of Summer, Eagles Tribute and 24th With Tom Rigney & Flambeau, Blues and Roots music, all shows are at 7:00 pm in the lovely restored theatre environment in downtown Newman. Come back out for Third Thursday Art Walk 5 to 9:00 PM for some great art and music in the downtown! Lowdown on the jam session in the downtown: Queen Bean Sundays open mike night also in an all age environment.  So take some time out to hear some live music and the arts of our own town as well this month, think globally and act locally.   All the best, peace out! Eric Benson, cell 209918-7033, email; Mbenson@fire2wire.com.

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No matter who you are, there is something you (your family, friends, business, congregation, group, etc.) can do to Love Modesto! This is one of the most amazing days of the year here in Modesto where thousands in our community all get together to lend a hand and show Modesto some love.   Hopefully, this engages people to Love Modesto all year long and create projects that are sustainable.  If it is just you on your own, or if you have a group, there is something you can do and a project that will fit what you like.   Most of these projects are done by noon, so it is really possible.  View all projects and sign up for a project soon (before the project you want is full)! Please pick your projects and team up with us. ModestoView will be working with Dry Creek Clean Up efforts. 

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By Chris Murphy that you will help us support Haven Women’s Center. We can do this and any contribution will help so very much.   Best of all, you can come out and watch us walk, you will have a great time, or better yet, please join us April 29th at the Gallo Center.

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COMEDY ComedyView-Not your Granny’s Comedy Hello, hello, hello. Happy March. Is it winter? Is it spring? Why is it sunny but if I go out in flip-flops I end up with frostbite? What do leprechauns do the rest of the year? Questions, questions... Speaking of leprechauns and questions, this month’s interview is with Jeff Moreno Jr. a comic from Patterson. Jeff started as security at Tommy T’s Comedy Club in Pleasanton and eventually made his way onto the stage. He’s been going strong both performing and producing shows. Jeff talks about his Irish-Mexican heritage, and I think he might be a Mexi-chaun with magical powers.   This month Rocco the cameraman and I chose Ralston’s Goat on 10th/J downtown for a quiet spot on a Sunday afternoon and found out this isn’t your granny’s Sunday Brunch. One day we will produce a polished video, but this one wasn’t it. Go to ModestoView.com and check out this month’s video interview. Leave feedback if you want, but, I know... The end of February I celebrated my two-year comedy birthday. I look back and realize I have done more than I thought I’d be able to in such a short time and I’m looking forward to working on getting better. At the beginning of March

by Felicia Aleman I will have my 48th birthday, and when I look back, I realize I’m too old not to know what I’m doing yet, and I hope that one day I will be able to find my shoes in the morning like a real adult. As usual, there is plenty of live comedy going on in the 209, and you should try to catch a show or two.  Anthony Krayenhagen hosts Cheroot Comedy Night at Cheroot Cigar Lounge in Modesto every first and third Tuesday (March 6th & 20th) 7:30 p.m. no cover Modesto comic Serena Gamboa will host comics from throughout California at R Place Music Club in Livermore Tuesday 13th at 8 p.m. no cover. The Deaf Puppies comedy group will host headliner Robert Duchaine at Strings in Manteca on March 24. Every first Thursday, I host Poorhouse Millionaires and Friends a free music and comedy Show at Ralston’s Goat.  Also, wish your favorite 209 comics good luck as many of us will be competing in the Annual New Talent Comedy Competition at Rooster T. Feathers in Sunnyvale throughout March and April. See you next month!

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FIT Balls to the Wall by Efren Martinez  

As a man in fitness, I’m always thinking about how I can live a healthy active lifestyle outside of my regular workout routines. Swim, Bike, Run is a great deal of fun and a must as a Tri-Athlete. Although if you’re looking to incorporate more ways of fitness in your daily life outside of your routine without calling it a workout, why not grab your big balls and give dodgeball a try. It’s not that hard to stage a dodgeball arena in your home if you have space and most likely you already have everything you need to make this happen with the neighbor’s kids and with your friends. Just recently I gave it a go since I

have plenty of balls and a threecar garage. The task was simple; I just parked all my vehicles in my driveway, removed all obstacles in my garage that would either break and or hamper my game. Then to add a cool effect I replaced all the overhead lights with blacklight bulbs and cages so the balls wouldn’t damage them. Being a Quake DJ it was actually pretty cool to be able to take it even a step farther and add some laser lights, a couple of fog machines and a sound system to rock the game with some Techno Music. Also, my garage is pretty big, I found that the bigger the balls, the better it is for that size of a dodgeball arena. Make no mistake, even a short game of dodgeball will take you to that cardio level super fast and keep you there for the entire game. It’s great fun and quite entertaining for the neighborhood kids and I. On another note, converting my garage to be a part-time Dodge Ball arena makes it also pretty exciting when we come home and drive our cars into the garage. I simply tell Alexa to “light it up” before entering our garage and my wife can’t help but giggle uncontrollably driving into a “Club Studio 54” style garage when she comes home from work. Live life to the fullest friends! Love, laugh, live healthily and play hard.

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root beer floats in all of California. The A&W Drive in restaurant, on the corner of 14th and G Street is my go-to spot for ice cream and overall classic food. Upon entering, you are transported to the 1950’s, in the most authentic way possible. This is the best place to induce nostalgia and feel the true classic Modesto vibe (aka feel like you’re in American Graffiti). There’s a gigantic selection of ice cream, but my personal favorite is the classic root beer float especially since the root beer is brewed daily! Many people travel from all over to experience the quality of food and service of one of the oldest operating restaurants in the Stanislaus County. I highly recommend checking this place out if you haven’t already, it has truly made me feel closer to my town. And, they even have rollerskating carhops. Coming up in early March is an art show benefiting The Shire Community Space. This event is on March 3rd at ModSpot (1312 J Street) and costs only $5 for entry! The doors open at 6PM and amazing local artists like The Flowers,

Salacious Wizard Cult, and the Marbles will preform. There will also be a huge amount of artwork for your eyes to enjoy and a ton of nice people to meet! Art shows are always the best! Nina Simone once said, “It’s an artist’s duty to reflect the times in which we live”. I hope you take this opportunity to experience the culture that Modesto’s youth is creating! I hope everyone has a wonderful month. Here is the link to the Shire Donation Page: https://www.generosity.com/community-fundraising/help-bring-the-shire-communityspace-downtown

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BARGAIN There’s something magical about the month of March that makes it a special time of year. It marks the end of the long winter days and warmly welcomes the shorter days of Spring. Admiring the new blooms, Ms. M thinks it’s a perfect time to get out of the house and see the town. It’s definitely time to enjoy the full joys of spring with a full wallet. So bask in the colors, take in the sweet aromas of the season and have funwhile saving a few dollars. Positive thinking is mighty powerful and MJC WestCampus launches their 2018 Positive People Speaker Series on March 8th with Joanna Murillo-Beaver, a medical procedure specialist and licensed vocational nurse for Livingston & Modesto City Schools. This free runs through April 12th and features local community members who have overcome challenges to achieve their goals. All are invited to come and hear these inspiring stories. 6pm. Mary Stuart Rogers Student Learning Center. Campus Parking $2. 2201 Bluegum Avenue. More information: 209-575-6700. The colors of Spring also bring the welcome return of the Modesto Certified Farmer’s Market on March 15th. Celebrating over 30 years this local favorite is a great place to find fresh organic food, feel good music, a wide selection of fruits, vegetables, local eggs, honey, baked goods, plants and not to mention a delightful place to make new friends. The Modesto Certified Farmer’s Market is located on 16th Street between H and I Sts, Thursdays & Saturdays from 8am-1pm. Info: https://modestocfm. com/

ZEN Spring Wishes by Mary Layton Here we go again! The weather is getting warmer. The orchards are blooming. The tulips look great. But with that smell of spring in the air, I feel propelled to shift into an even higher gear than before. I have to get even more done. Spring is here! Usually that means spring cleaning and getting to all those projects we’ve been talking about. We live in a time where we expect to get so much more done thanks to our computers, phones and other fabulous devices. But I feel there is a danger to all that efficiency. I have grown more impatient and instead of resting and enjoying spring, I push myself to get more things done. And get them done fast!  The other day I heard on the radio that in Norway they have something called ‘Slow TV’. Two thirds of all Norwegians are into it.  They just

Spring Savings By Monica Barber

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Spring is a wonderful time to get outdoors with the family and Modesto RecFest on March 17th is the perfect opportunity! This free event will be at Modesto’s Gateway Park along the Tuolumne River from 9am–1 pm. Families are invited to participate in activities such as paddling, a youth fishing clinic, bicycle rides, trail running, nature walks, disc golf, and kite flying, with guided and selfguided options. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own bicycles helmets, kites, fishing poles and binoculars. Off street & lot parking is available. Beard Brook Park. S. Morton Blvd. Info: https://www.tuolumne.org/events/ recfest/ Redwood Cafe is hosting their second Sip and Shop, A Makers Market- Spring Fling edition on March 31st! The event will host local artisans, crafters, small business and will be offering street tacos for lunch, margaritas & wine for sipping. For those who love to sip, shop and support local… don’t miss out! Info: https://www.facebook.com/ events/2058493157729233/ Make March a magical month! Kisses, m. love it!  For example, they can watch a fishing trip on their TV screens, from beginning to end, without any interruption, for many hours, and experience the thrill, when after the 3rd hour, finally, a fish is caught! Or watch the entire creation of a sweater, from beginning to end. I believe we humans have a need for a slower, more coherent pace. We have gotten used to a kind of choppy, fast experience of life. This creates anxiety and nervousness.  The beauty of slowness, coherence and connectedness: Deep down, I believe we all miss this and long for it. It’s up to us to make sure we don’t lose touch with it. A walk in nature, sitting in the backyard, watching birds, or pets, Meditation, T’ai Chi and Yoga, music, sewing - anything that slows us down and connects us more deeply to how life really is and feels, I believe will make us “bloom better”.  For more info go to taichi4modesto.com or call (209)572-4518

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CALENDAR MARCH BLUES 2018

3/1 Poorhouse Millionaires and Friends at Ralston’s Goat 3/2 Coco Montoya at Black Oak Casino in Tuolumne 3/2 Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio at the Poor House, Bistro in San Jose 3/2 Jeramy Norris and the Dangerous Mood at 133 Club in Manteca 3/3 and 10th Joe Medwick and the Funky Floorboards, Westley Hotel 3/4 Curtis Salgado at Moe’s Alley in Santa Cruz 3/4 Harlis Sweetwater at Powerhouse Pub in Folsom 3/9 Big Sandy and the Fly Rite Boys at Fulton 55 in Fresno 3/15 Jeramy Norris and the Dangerous Mood at Black Oak Casino in Tuolumne 3/17 Poorhouse Millionaires at the Catalyst in Santa Cruz 3/21 Rob Hill at Tressettis in Modesto 3/25 Rob Hill at Ralston’s Goat for Brunch at 2:30 3/30 Jeramy Norris and the Dangerous Mood at The Iron Door Saloon in Groveland 3/31 Big Earl and the Cryin’ Shame at Nino’s afternoons Potluck 3/3, 3/10, 3/24, and 3/31 Rivers Edge Carlos Martinez 3/2 Rivers Edge Riley Smith 3/7, 3/14, 3/21 and 3/28, Rick Barnes at Rivers Edge 3/30, 4/1 Mattea Overstreet at Rivers Edge 3/16, Sam Chase and Willie Tea Taylor at Rivers Edge 3/17 St. Patrick’s Day, Good Luck Thrift Store Outfitat Rivers Edge

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GO DOWTOWN MODESTO

Open Early!

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

Open Late!

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

Parking

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

Try a Cab - It’s getting easier to catch a cab, both to downtown and home from downtown. Why deal with driving and parking? Take the easy way... L I C E N S E D M O D E S T O TA X I C O M PA N I E S A TOUCH OF CLASS TAXI 575-0690 AMERICAN CAB CO 225-8795 CASH CAB COMPANY 541-7860 CENTRAL VALLEY TAXI 241-6122 CHECKER CAB 596-7919 DE SOTO CAB CO 577-8888 DELUXE CAB 888-8888 EDITH’S TAXI 581-6870 LUCKY 7 TAXI 877-7676 METRO CAB OF MODESTO 222-2222

GO D ow nt ow n Mod esto

MODESTO CAB 521-7320 ORANGE CAB CO 238-0500 QUALITY CAB 552-9898 RED TOP TAXI 524-4741 SUPER CAB 497-3393 TAXI TAXI CAB CO 756-1035 TOWN CAB COMPANY 404-2727 UNITED CAB LLC 888-8888 URBAN TAXI CAB 351-0222 YELLOW CAB CO 544-8294

Also available in Fall of 2017: Curb– The Taxi App For iPhone & Android

CD RELEASE! - MIGRANT MOTHER

CD release party for the Migrant Mother CD!CD release party Friday, March 30th. Featuring Andrew Durr and Willy Tea Taylor. Doors will open at 6PM with the show starting at 7PM. The show will be hosted by the Prospect Theater Project. Friday, March 30th Prospect Theater Project, 1214 K St, Modesto https://www.facebook.com/search/str/migrant+mother+project/ GO MODESTO

Sunday, March 11th Bike and Brunch Party along the Virginia

Corridor. Meet up at the trail near Roseburg Square by 11 am. You will take a route along the trail and through some of Modesto’s Neighborhoods to finish at Redwood Cafe for 11:30 Brunch. The Ride will be approximately 6 miles one way, about 30 minutes so quite doable for just about everyone. Spend about 90 minutes eating brunch and catching up with old friends and getting to know new ones. Afterwards Bike back towards Downtown Modesto(maybe for a few drinks with those friends you just met.)

GO MODESTO The Shire presents TV Art Show 2 March 3rd 6 pm at ModSpot Event Center 1220 J St. in downtown Modesto. A year ago

the Shire hosted it’s most successful fundraiser the first TV Art show which showcased not only their works but some of the Modesto’s most promising young artists. It was the first time many of them showed or sold any of their art and Tristan and Vian(TV) first time organizing a show by themselves. Join these young artists and local musicians The Flowers, MP5, Salacious Wizard Cult and others in raising much-needed funds for the Shire Community Space. Support Modesto’s Art and Music.

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.

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Serving Civic Pride Daily Since 1997. ModestoView is the central valley's leading arts, entertainment, dining, music and community magazine...