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Cival War Reeenactment

March 14th - Certified Farmers Market Season Opener  March 1st - ZaZu Pitts Memorial Orchestra at the State Theatre March 9th - Come Together Beatles Tribute the State Theatre March 16th - LuckyFest – Downtown Modesto March 17th - St Patrick’s Day at P Wexford’s Pub March 16th - Don Felder at Gallo Center  March 21st - Blues Brothers Revue at Gallo Center March 8-10 Sonora Celtic Faire Motherlode Fairgrounds, Sonora  March 23-24 - Civil War Reenactment in Knights Ferry  March 14 - St. Patrick’s Buffet at McHenry Mansion

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GREETINGS VIEW Greetings fellow Irish! Our family loves exploring together. Steven Sherry, Harrison, Becky, Abbey, Madison, Ryan and Chris    

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March is a magic month and the possibilities can take you in a lot of directions. First, the greater Modesto area and the foothills are flat out gorgeous, so you need to get out and explore as much as possible.   We are super lucky that not only do we have more events and activities happening here locally, there are places nearby that you really need to go check out too.    When I was a kid and got my first 10-speed in 1972, it opened up all of the possibilities to ride way out, to then exotic places like Knights Ferry, which seemed so far away at the time.  Later on, when I was racing and riding 450 miles a week, Knights Ferry would be one of our regular ride routes where we would visit 3-4 times each week with a break at the General Store before returning to Modesto.   It is super fun to showcase this historic place in the pages of ModestoView this month.   But beyond our local beauty, if your are a Murphy, this is a special time as we all, celebrate the Irish in each and everyone of us to welcome St. Patrick’s Day and no matter where we all come from, there is a special unity we all feel on that day.   We are fortunate to have a variety of places that take this seriously and make sure that we can all celebrate. My Murphy Girls remind me daily about how special good relationships are and family and

community all go hand in hand. Not only do we have our Irish celebrations here, other places places like Murphy’s and Sonora also celebrate and the calendar also brings us Mardi Gras where we all revel and party New Orleans style.  Enjoy this issue as we showcase some of the really fun events and activities for St. Patrick’s and Mardi Gras.  March is truly a fun month, where we still feel the spring and it feels like the year really kicks into gear.  It seems like lots of things are getting in gear. ModestoView has been a champion for building a thriving downtown since we launched in 1997 and to have this be a place that brings our community together.  A healthy downtown builds a healthy city. In many ways we have succeeded in introducing, or in some cases, reintroducing people to the downtown experience.  You are seeing new restaurants like the locally owned, award winning and famous Food Fix opening on 11th St and the really cool new glamorous bar and beauty salon Blades and Bottles opening on 15th. Coming this month will also be the Modesto Grub Hubs food truck court as well, so this will be a tasty 2019. ModestoView is working hard to make sure that our community is filled with live music by local musicians with a new Music in the Plaza season coming soon, 3rd Thursday ArtWalk, PatioFest

Love my #MurphyGirls in June and Sampler 19 coming up this October. Teamwork is the key and working with the downtown businesses, City of Modesto and the Downtown Improvement District, really good things are happening.    We encourage more real teamwork to really make big things happen.  Living local, exploring our region, celebrating our locally-owned businesses and creating friendships on the patios, parks, and porches all across town is the way we build strong communities.  I am so very thankful for you for reading and being a part of ModestoView each month, or each day in whatever way works for you.  We make ModestoView available in mobile, on-line, social, and real live printed formats each month to help you learn more about Modesto and achieve our goal of “Serving Civic Pride Daily”.  Please let me know what you like, dislike and how we can do a better job and spreading the good word. May your March be wonderful, filled with love and friendship, Chris Murphy

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THANK YOU VIEW I want to give a big shout out to my good friend and our Managing Editor Middagh Goodwin. Middagh has really taken the driver seat on this March issue.  It has been a busy spring season for Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Middagh has really made a lot of things happen and his efforts and creativity really made this issue possible.    Along with this, Middagh has been hard at work booking the Music in the Plaza, PatioFest, May the 4th and GraffitiCon and connecting us all together with our social media platforms and linking us to the new Plink ap, that will help the Modesto Area Music community.  Middagh has a true passion for this community and is doing a fantastic job.  I could not do this without him, so send some good props his way.  Thanks Middagh,  Chris Murphy

ModestoView is exploring the green in our area and we are taking a trip up to Knights Ferry. You never know what you will find and to our surprise, there is a leprechaun living under the bridge that looks a lot like our own Middagh Goodwin with a few fairies.  Thanks to Michael J Mangano for his beautiful photo fantasy work.

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IRISH VIEW

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It is such a wonderful thing that St. Patrick’s Day falls on a weekend this year as it means two full days of celebration.   Roman Wagner, proprietor of P. Wexford’s and the award winning St. Patrick’s Celebration is bringing the fun to Nino’s this year for a big Saturday bash.   You gotta love it.  We will celebrate with LuckyFest in downtown Modesto at 11th St. and the Center Plaza parking lot turn into an Irish City for the evening with bands, pubs, hospital, life sized foosball, wrestling, drag shows with so much more.  Stop by Murphy’s Pub for a quick Jameson.  On Sunday, it is the traditional St. Patrick’s Day as P Wexford’s opens early for Irish Breakfast, bagpipes and even Murphy’s on draft with bands and a party in the parking lot. This is a great green day in Modesto.  

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NON PROFIT VIEW United Cerebral Palsy of Stanislaus County By Brandilyn Brown Sips & Treasures: Life Without Limits Do you live a life without limits? Do you often think about what that means? United Cerebral Palsy has had a center here for 30 years. UCP’s adult day centers in Modesto and Turlock work hard every day to create lives without limits for it’s members. Cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injuries, mobility injuries, autism and many other disabilities of other diagnosis can pause lives, but UCP is making sure those pauses are short. Only 20% of their members are affected by cerebral palsy; they assist anyone affected by mobility issues, regardless of the biological cause. Every day they hope to enrich the lives of their members by giving them independence--the kind you and I take for granted every day. Many of us have daily opportunities to make memories, make money, make new friends, and experience something new. Can you imagine NOT having those experiences every day? The staff at UCP strive to create stimulating environments to benefit members and encourage them to try something new. Aside from the day program center, and their job placement program, they

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have a program called Expanding Horizons, which is devoted to (you guessed it!) expanding one’s horizons! By integrating something new in to the lives of their members, bridging the gap between mundane and exciting, makes every day an adventure. Recent trips include bowling, visiting parks and beaches, volunteering efforts, going to San Francisco and taking the ferry to Alcatraz, and even camping!  One of their best fundraisers is coming up, their Sips and Treasures event on April 27th, 6pm at Vintage Gardens, 4342 Dale Rd, Modesto. You must be 21 to attend this event, as alcohol will be served, and tickets also include hors d’oeuvres,

silent auction (with really awesome items!) and live entertainment provided by the MAMA winners, the Patty Castillo Davis Band. Tickets are $40 in advance, $45 at the door. Independence, community integration, new experiences, sharing those experiences with others, a sense of self, a reliable income, an awareness of the community, and looking forward to daily life are what makes us human. If you want to help UCP in their effort to make beautiful lives for everyone, come out and enjoy this awesome event. For more info email visit www.sipsandtreasures.org or call 209-577-2122.

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We have no use for spousal abuse.   This is something that we all must stand up against and prevent sexual abuse of any kind.  We must support those that protect our most vulnerable in our community.  The Haven Women’s Center does work that is literally life saving in the most dangerous times.  Women need a safe place to get away and feel safe.  This is why Sierra Pacific and ModestoView are Walking a Mile in Her Shoes.   Men from all walks of life will be wearing bright red pumps to show solidarity that we have no use for abuse.   The ModestoView Team will be out walking to raise money for Haven.  We hope that you will dig down deep and support our team.   We will be walking Saturday morning, April 6. Please make a quick contribution so we can make a difference.  Plus, I am sure you get a good laugh watching men struggle to do what women do all day long.   Tell a friend too.  www.havenwalkamile.org/ Team Sierra Pacific / ModestoView.  https://havenwcs.salsalabs.org/walkamileinhershoes2019/t/modestoviewsierrapacific

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“best kept secret in Modesto! Chef Terence Braxtion, of Crave Cafe,” 2020 Coffee near Memorial Hospital. announced the continuation of Chella’s ‘en plein aire’ art show which is frequently changed-out with newer works. Chef Terence is a prize winning chef serving home-made soups and sandwiches.  Have lunch with art and smooth jazz music and we hope to see you at our local art events

By Jim Christiansen March opens with Stanislaus Artist Open

Studio maps going on sale from the 53 participating artists, or available at Mistlin Gallery, the Chartreuse Muse, or Carnegie Art Center. Maps are $10, students 18 and under get in free with map holder.  The self-guided tour has 29 stops, many artist home studios, featuring what the artists do, where they do it.  It helps to plan your Open Studio trek by getting your map early, plan your route.  I will be at Moon and Sixpence Music and Art House, 500 9th Street this year for Open Studio weekend, with a variety of framed and unframed paintings, sketches, printmaking for sale.  Maps also include a raffle entry form with possibility to win one of four Purchase Award winner original art creations.    Do you like champagne and chocolate? Plan to come to the first of the Grace Lieberman Cabaret concerts at Mistlin Gallery March 7. ”Clara The Woman in the Middle” features Karolina Syrovatkova as Clara Schumann, pianist, composer and  wife of composer Robert Schumann and muse to Johannes Brahms. Performance is set in the 19th Century, and performed in the Mistlin Gallery. This intimate concert being presented by Central California Art Association-Mistlin Gallery Includes champagne

and dessert for 21+. Tickets at mistlingallery.eventbrite. com Proceeds benefit the Mistlin Gallery and they are looking for sponsors. During the off months, there is still a 3rd Thursday Art Walk on March 21 focused on J and 11th St, lead by Betty Kenny including Tresetti’s, Barkin’ Dog, Mistlin and other galleries open late and ModestoView sponsoring the music.   The Chartreuse Muse will host an artists reception for its current show, Flights of Fancy, featuring the work of local artists: Pam Ackles, Anna Barber, Don Hall, Nicole Slater, Suzanne Staud and Corey Watson. The reception held during Art Walk, 6 to 8 pm, open to the public, Thursday March 21.   Elsewhere on Art Walk, Kate Pethoud works hang at Barkin Dog Grill this month.  Ed Cesena sold a painting at Barkin Dog last month, so remember, much of the art you see downtown is available to purchase.  Carolyn Huff Photography gallery is booking Spring Portraits.  Get a map and check out more of Third Thursday venues like Still Smokin’ and Tri-Chromatic Gallery.    Dragon Fly – Art For Life opened up in

January, the new spot on J Street. Part gallery, some time concert spot with Modesto Unplugged series, it’s an eclectic working studio space.  Membership is $50 month, and the studio space set up for printmaking, class space of all kinds, and their Saturdays been well attended for their pour art painting sessions.  Its an eclectic space, and now on Art Walk.  To find 1210 J Street, its right next door to Crow Trading.  It’s a big space, drop in to take a tour, check out their all ages class schedule and workshops. The Black HeArts Market returns to the Queen Bean March 8. This is a market for struggling artists and musicians of the Central Valley. This market allows artists to show and sell their work to the public! Artist Chella Gonsalves passed on this

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hotspot! Come mingle and enjoy some great Jameson mixed drinks.

Modesto’s Taste of Ireland

Twisted Pig 2717 Coffee Rd, Modesto

Sunday March 17th is St Paddy’s Day at the Piggie! They will be open at 10am for Corned Beef and Hash & have a Bloody Mary Bar with all the fixings. Special St Patrick’s Day menu all day! For the best whiskey selection in town, stop in and find your new favorite! Try an Irish Mule here with any whiskey you could want.

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Looking for a fun way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this month? Check out on these

dives and enjoy what they have to offer from Irish beer, Irish whiskey, Irish food and Irish music. Do me a favor and don’t order an Irish Car Bomb this month-a massive faux pas to celebrate this special country-as there are so many amazing Irish drinks to be had instead! Try an Irish Coffee (or a hazelnut version “Nutty Irishman”), Lucky Charm Shot, Pot ‘O Gold Shot, Shamrock Sour, Fat Frog (a seriously gorgeous sweet and bright green cocktail!), or a simple and refreshing Irish Mule.

P. Wexford’s Pub 3313 McHenry Ave, Modesto

With an impressive array of 25 taps, serving 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! They’re having a St. Patrick’s Day Party on March 17th. Doors open at 2pm. $10

The Fox Pub 1111 I St, Modesto

in. As they say, “Best while you have it, use your breathfor there is no drinking after death!”

O Brien’s Tavern 3619 Tully Rd, Modesto

cover from 2pm-5pm, $15 after 5pm. Live music all day. You must be 21 to attend. 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

Pool tables, darts, juke box and TVs for sports galore! Come in for a black ‘n tan, black ‘n black, or a shot of Jameson and get a feel for a great local pub.

Donoby’s 2401 E Orangeburg Ave, Ste 40, Modesto A great location for all dart and pool players. At the bar play poker dice or

Paws down the best pairing of cocktails and pub food in Modesto. Plenty of indoor space to hibernate from the cold while warming up your insides with their delicious libations. They also always have cider on tap, which is an Irish favorite in a pint glass. Wherever you choose to go, celebrate wisely! Carpool with a designated driver or schedule your Uber. Drink responsibly and sip on friends!

MARATHON VIEW Pre-Marathon Training Tips By Thomas Lopez, Dusty Bottoms & Fuzio The Modesto Marathon is coming up. Let’s

make sure you are ready for the big day and you get the most out of your training. Here are a few great tips.

1. Start eating right days before the marathon. Your pre-race meal is important, but give your body a chance to properly nourish over more than just one day.  Also, make that dinner pre-race meal an early one.  Give your body a chance to digest it and turn it into fuel before the early morning comes. 2. Unless you’re trying to win, go out steady.  It is easy to start out too quickly at the gun start.  All the people and energy at the start of the Modesto Marathon is surreal, and easy to get caught up in.  26 miles is a long way. Mile 19-23 are the tough ones in this race.  The road seems to go on forever and ever and your mind and body are going to challenge you.  Save some gas in your tank for these particular miles.  Race smart, and anticipate this being a hero to yourself! 3. Body chaffing is a frequent issue with runners who don’t prepare and it hurts!  Get up early enough on race day and prepare for this.  Body Glide, Squirrel Nut Butter, Desitin, and Vaseline are all good options.  Guys, don’t forget to protect those nipples with bandaids!  It’s still astonishing how many runners forget to do this, or think they won’t need it on race day.  You want

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that amazing finishing photo to show a smile on your face! 4. Although drinking lots of water the day before race day is recommended, don’t over do it. Nobody wants to tote the start line with a sloshy, bloated stomach.  You learned how to properly hydrate during training, so don’t over think it.  Too much fluid causes nausea and can ruin your race as quickly as being under hydrated.   5. Realize just getting to the start line was a journey very few have accomplished.  The actual race is a reward, but you already did the hard part during training.  Enjoy your reward, the people that surround you, and the people who supported you!

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PERFORMANCE VIEW A Time to Perform in March It has finally come to ride into the sunset

for me with Lakewood Youth Theater. It has been an adventure filled with drama, laughter, dance, music, friendship, collaboration, creativity and of course, memories that will last a lifetime. The performers embraced Shakespeare, melodrama, Westerns, the 50’s, the 70’s, the 80’s, Robin Hood, Tom Sawyer, Peter Pan, Wizard of Oz, Alice in Wonderland...so many shows over 24 years.  The Lakewood School stage was embellished by constructive parents and teachers, Sets were painted and built to enhance every show, some so amazing like a life size pirate ship for Hook and Mini-Hook.  It’s been so rewarding and amazing!  Special gratitude to Charlie, Megan, Jerry, Marissa, Kate, Connie, Penny, Mary, Colton, David, Paul, Leslie, Chris, Becky, Abbey, Rick, Joanne, Rose, Karin, Julie, Bob, Karen, Lisa, Nancy, Ana, Alyssa, Melissa, Tim, Rene, Katie, the Lakewood staff, and the Lakewood community for all your support, love and friendship. It is my wish that you attend my final show: Wagon Wheels West!  Come discover and celebrate the magic of Lakewood Youth Theater. Here’s what’s happening in our neck of the woods and there are some amazing high school presentations this month you should not miss.    Lakewood School Wagon Wheels West Fri., March 8: 6:30 PM:  This performance will be interpreted for the Deaf Sat., March 9: 1:30 PM & 6:30 PM   Prospect Theater Project The Flick Fri., March 1-Sun., March10 8 PM & 2:00 PM   Play-Reading Project Hecuba Sun., March 17: 2 PM   Sunday Afternoon at CBS Voena: a children’s chorus Sun., March 10: 3 PM   Gallo Center for the Arts Monty Python’s Spamalot Tues., March 12- Wed., March 13 7 PM   CWB: Creations- Triple Bill Fri., March 22- Sat., March 23 7:30 PM March is the month for some amazing theatre performances.  These kids have been working so hard to deliver something amazing.  Take a chance and check them out.  Davis High is delivering curated folktales, poems, and songs that represent the FOLLOW US:

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diversity that exists in our community for our spring show entitled That’s Our Folks!, celebrating our differences in sharing stories from all over the world. The show will be performed at Davis High March 8-10 (tickets $7 student, $9 adult available at the door) and we will move to the Gallo Center for the Arts March 15 (tickets: www. galloarts.org $15-25). Beyer Drama will be performing “I Hate Shakespeare” a comedic rundown of Shakespeare’s most famous works with a modern twist. Performances will be Friday, March 15 at 6 pm and Saturday, March 16 at 1 pm and 6 pm. Tickets will be available at the door 30 minutes before the show begins. Tickets are $5 for students and $7 for adults.  Joseph Gregori High’s Drama department will present, by special permission from Musical Theater International, “Mamma Mia” with music and lyrics by Benny Andersson & Bjorn Ulvaeus, Book by Catherine Johnson. at 7 pm Feb. 28, March 1st, and March 2nd in the Multipurpose room. Tickets are $7.00 for adults and $5.00 for students. We will also  have a $5.00 matinee show scheduled Friday at 2:30 pm, March 1st. For info:  Maxon.n@monet.k12. ca.us Modesto High School Departments of Theatre, Music, and Dance present Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic musical, Cinderella.  The updated Broadway version features new songs, new characters, and a new plot, but retains the iconic charm and wonder of the original in melodies such as “In My Own Little Corner” and “The Prince is Giving a Ball.”  The show opens March 1 and continues March 2, March 8, and 9.  All performances begin at 7:30.  The box office opens at 6:30 and the house at 7:00.  Plenty of tickets are available at the door.  The Modesto High School Auditorium is located on the corner of 1st and H Streets. Come rediscover the magic of dreams!

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MARDIGRAS VIEW out some beads as they celebrate Mardi Gras on March 5th. Head up to Galt for the Gatsby’s Mardi Gras Masquerade on Friday the 8th at Brewster’s Bar and Grill. There will be a burlesque show and other entertainment for you to enjoy. Saturday, March 9th Blues Box Bayou Band will be part of the Rajun Cajun Festival in San Andreas, there will be lots of music, a crawfish boil and more. Remember regardless of how you celebrate drink responsible and have a designated driver or schedule a ride home. 

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Saturday, March 2nd at the Jack

Douglas Saloon in Columbia and Sunday, March 3rd at the River’s Edge in Knights Ferry don’t miss the BluesBox Bayou Band a fan favorite especially this time of year. On March 5th Modesto may not have a Mardi Gras themed festival to celebrate Fat Tuesday but this year you have several spots to choose from. Tresetti’s home of Fat Tuesday for years has two great bands performing Tiffany Rose & the Outlaw Hearts and Rob Hill performing for you. You know they will have the gumbo and other fares ready to serve up. Around the corner, at Ralston’s Goat you can enjoy the sounds of Bourbon Street with the Creole Jazz Kings. A few blocks away at Bayou Grill enjoy some down-home Cajun cooking along with some classic rock performed by MF Silverado. You can hang out at one spot or take a stroll and make your own festival out of these downtown offerings.  The Outpost in Waterford will be serving up some gumbo and will be throwing

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UNPLUGGED VIEW The Eternal Flame By Aaron Rowan

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“Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.” - Ludwig van Beethoven.

Modesto Unplugged has plenty of heart- and soul-stirring live music to share with you this month, and scarcely enough room here to describe it all. Moon & Sixpence Music And Art House (500 9th St. between E & F) is the setting for five of the magical listening-room experiences we’re known for. Sunday 3/3, 3pm: Whitherward, a modern-day Simon & Garfunkel with influences of rock, folk, jazz and classical. Friday 3/8, 8pm: Nu-Blu, a hot North Carolina bluegrass quartet with caramel-coated soprano vocals and a warm, layered roots sound that has topped multiple radio charts. Sunday 3/17, we’re going for two shows in one day. At 2pm, it’s Lisa Sanders &

Brown Sugar, a pair of electrifying, bodacious, harmonizing singers of heartfelt country-bluesy songs. They’ve opened for Bonnie Raitt, Lucinda Williams, BB King, Al Green and many more. Then at 6pm, a duo that’s been high on my wish list for years - Twin Kennedy, originally from British Columbia and now living in Nashville. Identical twins Carli & Julie are grand prize winners of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and three-time Canadian Country Music Award nominees. These petite powerhouses will fill your soul with joy and warmth through their seamless harmonies and heartfelt songwriting.

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Sunday 3/24, 3pm, multicultural band Wild Ponies visit from Nashville with a broad, bold approach to Appalachian music, paying tribute to the rugged landscapes of the eastern mountain towns where old-time music continues to thrive. Reserve seats for any of our Moon & Sixpence concerts by calling 209-543-5306 or emailing modestounplugged@yahoo.com. Our new series at The Dragonfly Art For Life is going strong this month at well. Every Friday night, it’s a different shade of folk & Americana music - a return to the earlier days of Modesto Unplugged programming, focused on solo/duo songwriter acts. March 1, Steve Eulberg, mountain & hammered dulcimer; 3/8, local multi-instrumental duo The Darcys; 3/14, a special Thursday edition with folk-rock songwriter Judea Eden and special guests; 3/15, The Jespersons, guitar/ cello duo; 3/22, Cole Hinkle w/ Amie Astelle on upright bass; and 3/29, folk/pop/ soul keyboardist & singer Heidi Burson. This blossoming art gallery is at 1210 J St. Music starts at 7:30 with a $10 admission, and paint supplies are provided for an extra cost. Try your hand at bringing color to canvas, sip some wine, and enjoy the musical flavors of the Friday Night Folk Flight. Intimate performances. Infinite playlist. MODESTO UNPLUGGED. www.modestounplugged.com

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– Modesto View spring Restaurant Guide – Barkin’ Dog Grill

Skewers Kabob House

Great fresh food along with live entertainment. Enjoy music every weekend. Address: 940 10th St. Modesto - Phone # 572-2341

Ambient Mediterranean eatery serving mainstays such as dolmas & kabobs plus wine & cocktails. Address: 821 L St. Modesto - Phone # 525-3611

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The Tap Room Pub & Grub

The most elegant truffles, fudge made from scratch and more at the sweetest spot in town. Address: 950 10th St. ‘Sweet’ 16 Modesto - Phone 523-1818

With over 20 beers on tap and great food this place is sure to impress you! Address: 3948 Sylvan Ave. Modesto Phone # 551-1085

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The Twisted Pig Bar & Grill

These restaurants bring a taste of authentic New York cuisine to Modesto. Fresh, delicious food in a fun and inviting atmosphere.Addresses: 1325 J St. & 2307 Oakdale Rd. Modesto - Phone # 857-5102

Graffiti Dogs

Cruise on down! Get gourmet hot dogs, sandwiches, salads, beer, wine and more. Address: 1002 10th St. Modesto - Phone # 238-9990

Lula’s Neighborhood Grill

Concetta

Enjoy great tasting burgers and more made with fresh ingredients that will blow you away. 4821 Yosemite Blvd. Modesto Phone # 526-0009

An ever-changing menu of fresh and local fare makes for a truly unique dining experience. Address: 1205 J St. Modesto - Phone # 529-3282

The Fox Pub

Modeled after a British pub, this saloon serves up American fare in a great atmosphere. Address: 1111 I St. Modesto - Phone # 575-2369

Fresh Fork Grill

It’s not “fast food.” It’s healthy delicious food cooked fast. It’s amazing! Address: 3018 Service Rd. #101 Ceres - Phone # 566-8363

Papapavlo’s Mediterranean Bistro & Bar Relaxed, Stylish Mediterranean restaurant & bar with all of the classics and more. Address: 1320 Standiford Ave. Modesto - Phone # 525-3995

Piccadilly Deli & Sandwich Shop

Right in the heart of Downtown Modesto. Delicious meats cut fresh daily along an all you can eat salad bar. Address: 941 10th St. Modesto - Phone # 523-0748 

You have no idea what awaits you when you enter this amazing establishment. Address: 2717 Coffee Rd. Modesto - Phone # 248-7243

Urbano California Bistro

Now open for lunch, dinner, dine-in, and delivery! With some seriously huge and delicious steaks for dinner. 1016 H St. Modesto - Phone # 6221108

Velvet Grill & Creamery

Monsoon Indian Restaurant & Banquet Hall

Ralston’s Goat

Don’t miss out on their weekday all you can eat lunch buffet for only $9.95! Address: 950 10th St. #15 - Phone # 2485711

Energetic venue offering updated American comfort food, a full bar & regular live entertainment. Address: 1001 10th St. Modesto - Phone # 549-9413

Classic cars, rock n’ roll, burgers and shakes. All American home town food made fresh from scratch. Address: 2204 McHenry Ave. Modesto - Phone # 544-9029

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Verona’s Cucina Italiana

Take a little trip to the Mediterranean with an amazing variety of great food. Address: 1212 J St. Modesto - Phone # 578-5225

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INTER VIEW

Geri Lewis

MV: Do you need more volunteers and docents?  How do people sign up for this?  Are all ages welcome?   GL:  We always need volunteers & docents! We have applications and I can email one to anyone who would like to join our team. An interview takes place once we receive the application for people 16 and older.  We would love to have a new generation of kids and young adults get involved.

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MV: You have had some amazing curators and staff that have built amazing displays, tell us about these people?  GL: Wayne Mathes has been at the Museum for over forty years and Laura Mesa has been with the Museum for more than 20.  They have built the most amazing exhibits and are a wealth of knowledge that is so important with the McHenry Museum.  Ask them anything and they will give you an answer.

Geri Lewis has a passion for Modesto’s

history and for helping Modesto’s McHenry Museum find a place in this modern world.   I have worked with Geri for many years and she has been a big driver for our area’s non-profits.   She decided that she could make a difference for our 42 year-old museum and open its’ doors to a new generation of visitors.   I share her passion for the history of Modesto and I believe that it is even more relevant today than ever.  I was a regular when it was the old Modesto Library that was built in 1912 and have many fond memories.  It is important to attract millennials, young professionals and new families to Modesto and I really believe that people want to live in a place with authenticity and an interesting history.  In this digital connected world, it is cool that the next generation likes the craft-made and hand-built quality in life, products and art, and the McHenry Museum is the perfect place to discover the origin of so many things in our community that we take for granted today.  The challenge is, how do we get our next generation to be excited about history?  ModestoView wants to help with this mission and we connected with Geri Lewis, the Executive Director of the McHenry Museum Historical Society that operates the Museum.   Let’s meet Geri and learn about the McHenry Museum. ModestoView:  What makes you so excited about Modesto’s history? Geri Lewis: Born and raised here  Modesto, seeing the changes over the years makes the history the history more exciting. I have seen many businesses that have sustained during times when the economy was not good in our county, I have seen businesses fall, our community has a history of coming together for the good of the cause and helping in times of need. We have great traditions here, as well as great community events that bring us together to continue the heritage of our founding fathers. 

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MV: What do you think would mean the most to young people when they visit the Museum? GL: What Modesto and Stanislaus County have contributed to the agriculture industry, how deeply rooted some of our local families are, how many local companies have established industrial models  in many different types of industries that are used throughout the United States and even the world. 

MV:   If you had to guess, what percent of the people that you talk to have been to the McHenry Museum? GL:  60%, and those folks only visited when they came for their 3rd grade class field trip.  We need people to want to come back and see what’s new.   MV:  Do you believe that kids would be more interested in history, if it were shown to them? GL: Absolutely. I overhear conversations daily with children that ask the most detailed questions regarding the displays at the museum. Often, the children that come with their class field trip, bring their parents and grandparents back. MV:  What are some of the misconceptions that people may have about the McHenry Museum? GL:  Once they have visited they really don’t need to visit again. But the exhibits do change and updated with different artifacts, and the rotating exhibit changes as often as monthly at times. MV:  What do you think the schools could to do celebrate Modesto history? GL: That would be a great partnership for the McHenry Museum to be involved with, absolutely!

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MV: When people visit the Museum, what are some of the feeling that they share after visiting ? GL:  The most expressed opinion is how beautiful the building itself is. The detailed architecture is amazing. We have so many different displays, many exhibits that are full of many artifacts from the Modesto area, people truly are unaware of that ever existed in our city.   MV:  What is the most important thing that people can do to support the McHenry Museum? GL: Membership to the Historical Society is a huge help. Also, sponsoring and attending events the McHenry Museum & Historical Society host throughout the year is helpful and telling your friends about the value of the museum.   MV:   I have rented the museum before, maybe you can share different ways that someone could use the McHenry Museum? GL: Family reunion, class reunions, company Christmas party, baby shower, weddings, service club meetings and so many more would be great reasons to use the Museum.

MV: If budget were no option, what would you do for or to the McHenry Museum? GL:  We have some upgrade issue that need immediate attention including electrical, lighting, bathrooms and heating.  MV: You have been at this position about a year, what have been some of your successes and some of your challenges? GL:  We have implemented a marketing campaign, which includes never before rack cards  to be handed out at hotels and businesses to raise awareness of the Museum. Challenges...homelessness, and we all know that story. MV: What do you love most about Modesto? GL: Everything!  MV:  The most important question, Beatles or Stones? GL: Beatles! Please check out, join and contact the McHenry Museum  Phone: 209-495-4620 Check out their new website:  www. mchenrymuseum.org www.facebook.com/mchenrymuseum/ Museum Hours: 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Tuesday through Sunday 14th and J Streets Modesto, Ca 95354

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FOOD VIEW by Stan C. Countz

Rivers Edge Restaurant

Additional photos by Anna Bare, Artist & Writer and Stan Countz

Outdoor Dining at it’s best on the banks of the Stanislaus River After spending some time getting to know Knights Ferry, enjoy a comfortable, homemade meal or delicious drinks on the banks of the scenic and protected Stanislaus River at the River’s Edge Restaurant. I had the Wild Fire Burger made from Habanero aioli, pepper jack cheese, jalapenos, bacon, lettuce, tomato and onion. The burger was so big I could barely get my mouth around it. I also tasted the duck wings, which were surprisingly sweet, succulent and savory. The clam chowder was also a nice surprise. As for drinks, I sampled their Bloody Mary and hand-crafted beer from Blaker Brewery in Ceres, CA. Their menu includes dishes such as fish and chips, calamari and seared roasted salmon with Jasmine rice, sautéed spinach, white wine, butter and capers. New owners Dave and Debbie Tokar bring over 35 years of restaurant experience to this jewel on the river’s edge. Their team includes Wade Theriot and

L to R: Chefs Makayla Prescott and Wayne Theriot, with hostess/server Michelle Smith and owner Dave Tokar (not pictured co-owner Debbie Tokar). MakayIa Prescott in the kitchen, Erika Buck as bartender and Michelle Smith as host and server among others. Fridays and Saturdays The River’s Edge makes their special Prime Rib dinner that steak lovers are sure to enjoy. Choose from the 11 oz or 13 oz cut. The restaurant also features live, danceable music on Wednesdays and weekends by local and touring musicians. By far my favorite dining experience in the region is the celebrated Sunday Brunch at the River’s Edge. In fact, Sunday March 3 they will be presenting their Mardi Gras Sunday Brunch replete with the Zydeco music brought by the Blues Box Bayou band. The brunch starts at 9am and runs ‘til 2pm. It is $21.99 for

a sumptuous all-you-can-eat culinary extravaganza. While both inside and outside seating are available, I highly recommend taking a seat on the outside deck that overlooks the water! With homemade offerings that range from American to Italian, The River’s Edge has something everyone in your group can enjoy!

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BIG VIEW

Looking for a One-Day Dash or a Weekend Getaway?

“GO EAST, YOUNG MAN, GO EAST!” It has been a really green season this year, and if you are a Murphy, then you love that amazing Irish spring, the celebrations of St Patrick’s and by extension Mardi Gras. It has been wet and wild this spring and looks like it is going to stay green for March and it’s a good time to explore places nearby in our region. Take a trip to Knights Ferry this month, it is super close and accessible by bicycle, car or whatever. It is loaded with history, music, food, fun and adventure. Our friend Stan Countz takes us on a tour.  Enjoy. – Chris Murphy

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by Stan C. Countz

When I feel like getting away from the valley and want to take a break from the daily grind, I will either head west to the coast or I’ll head east to the foothills. Springtime in the Sierra foothills is a green oasis of lakes, ponds, rivers and nature’s beauty. If you are looking for a fun getaway close to home, consider going East young man. Take a short 35-minute drive east of Modesto and travel back in time to a simpler time and place by visiting the historic gold rush-era town of Knights Ferry, once the county seat of Stanislaus County. You may wish to walk, bike or horseback ride across the historic 330-ft-long covered bridge, the longest structure of it’s kind west of the Mississippi River or check out the longest continually operating General Store in the state of California.

Knights Ferry Saloon & Grill

Amy Basmajian Ehrlich

Located right next door and connected to the General Store in downtown Knights Ferry is the Knights Ferry Saloon and Grill which has become a literal Mecca for live music talent and singer-songwriters, including Willy Tea Taylor and Sandy Rogers. Whether it’s old school rock and roll, bluegrass, roots music or country, Knights Ferry has become a magnet for live music talent. Purchased recently by the Basmajian family, the General Store and Saloon serve as the social center for the town. Amy Basmajian Ehrlich is booking live musicians and bands to play at the Saloon and Grill on Friday nights and Sunday afternoons.  The Knights Ferry General Store and Saloon boasts a stage “like home”. They encourage artists to “not be tied down to their performance but to indulge in the freedom to enjoy the show as much as their audience gets to,” says Amy. “In a nutshell, it’s good people coming together to support LIVE MUSIC amongst good food and a good time; all within the walls of history.” Basmajian Ehrlich states “We want to maintain the folklore not just in the store but also in the saloon and on it’s stage. There is a certain kind of magic within the walls as you stroll it’s slightly obscure layout. However, each time a musician or band takes stage it all comes together because it comes alive. It’s very special because its LIVE music in the making and that is the magic we want to support and share.” On Friday evenings throughout the month of March the Saloon features country artist Riley Smith and an occasional guest. Saturday nights are fresh, fun and vary. March 2nd: Bourbon St Blues March 9th: Smith & Tegio Bluegrass. Every Sunday (Funday) afternoon in March at 2 pm: The band Ricky V. & friends takes stage with their “get up and dance” RocknRoll. Check out their Facebook @ KNIGHTS FERRY GENERAL STORE & SALOON for up-to-the-minute details.  Special this month will be Brotherly Mud, recently called ‘the best Americana band in Sacramento’ by Good Day Sacramento, will be playing at the Saloon on March 16th.  Check them out at https://youtu.be/b31cVOAqJyI 17701 Main St, Knights Ferry, CA 95361 209-881-3340 www.facebook.com/knightsferry/

THE RIVER’S EDGE RESTAURANT

A visit to Knights Ferry would not be complete without swinging by and checking out the River’s Edge Restaurant, located on the bank of the Stanislaus River. Recently renovated and now owned and managed by veteran restaurateurs Dave and Deb Tokar. Dine or drink inside or ask to be seated outside with a view of the Stanislaus River. Try one of their famous burgers or rib eye steaks. Don’t forget to check out their over-the-top Sunday brunch and, if you want to experience the tastes and sounds of the Louisiana bayou, make sure you catch the Blues Box Bayou Band on March 3rd at the River’s Edge or March 9th in San Andreas or Mokelumne Hill. The music lineup continues after 2pm at the Knight’s Ferry Saloon every Sunday.

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50’s ROADHOUSE

For those of you who grew up during the 50’s and 60’s, The 50’s Roadhouse will feel like you’ve died and gone to Baby Boomer heaven. Every Friday night starting at around 7:30 pm in Knights Ferry, the 50’s Roadhouse features karaoke night. Try the fabulous 1Ž2 lb. Buena Vista burger or the James Dean Combination or the Richie Valens Bacon Burger or Perry Mason’s Patty Melt or Veronica’s Banana Split.

50’s Road House

18341 Kennedy Rd Knights Ferry, California (209) 881-9400 www.facebook.com/jrmanny1979

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MARCH EVENTS CALENDAR Knight’s Ferry Saloon & Grill, Knights Ferry, CA, Walk next door to Miller’s Hall and have an ice cream from the Knights Ferry Creamery run by Heather Vortman, who may also be able to show you the museum  (formerly the dance hall) upstairs.  Next door to the Creamery, you’ll find the old post office (which was moved from the General Store during the restoration.) Many of the relics of the gold rush-the old mill, the covered bridge, the fire station--can still be seen in present day Knights Ferry.  A makeshift iron jail or “drunk tank” that is over a century old resides to the east of the “center” of town--although this is (thankfully) no longer in use.  The covered bridge, which has undergone a few renovations since its building, closed to automotive traffic in 1981 but the public is still welcome to cross the bridge on foot, bike or horse. Today Knights Ferry is a small tightknit community that varies its look depending on what time of year you visit.  During the later fall months, as the Stanislaus River begins to drop, one can see the salmon run upstream as they molt.  Nearly extinct in the early 1990’s, local park and recreation efforts have created environments in which the salmon now thrive.  During the spring and summer months, the Stanislaus River swells and provides an excellent place for amateurs and locals to test their rafting skills and the popular Knights Ferry to Orange Blossom rafting run can see an influx of over 1,000 people per day on busy weekends.

March 1- Riley Smith March 2- Bourbon Street Blues March 3 - Ricky V and Friends March 3 - Cajun Style - Sunday Brunch with live entertainment featuring Cajun Zydeco music by the Blues Box Bayou Band 11:00am till 2PM. Join us for a little party by the river!

SONORA CELTIC FAIRE March 8 at 10 AM – Mar 10 at 6 PM

33rd annual event at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds. Celtic Culture, Music, Dance, Ultimate Jousting Championship, Full Armor Combat, Living History, Whikey Tasting, Vendors and much more.

March 9 -Smith & Tegio Bluegrass March 17th Brotherly Mud Rivers Edge Restaurant & Bar 17525 Sonora Rd, Knights Ferry, 209-881-3466

• Kid Friendly • Celtic music • Jousting

March 9th - Ragin’ Cajun Festival - San Andreas

The Blues Box Bayou Band performs at 2:30PM downtown Main Street stage until 3:30PM. Massive crawfish boil, shrimp, and Louisiana hot sausage sandwiches, live Zydeco and blues music on three stages, craft booths and everything to celebrate Mardi Gras. Advance Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/calaveras-ragin-cajunfestival-tickets

March 9th – Mardi Gras Wine Club Dinner at Renegade Winery - Mokelumne Hill

This is Mokelumne’s premier Renegade wine tasting room! For Wine Club ticket information call (209) 286-1041. Located: 8345 Main St, Mokelumne Hill, CA 95245 6-9 pm

CIVIL WAR REENACTMENT

The American Civil War Association, along with The Army Corps of Engineers present Civil War Days Saturday March 22 and Sunday March 23. Come out and celebrate the 156th anniversary of the construction of the longest covered bridge west of the Mississippi combined with a Civil War Reenactment with blazing cannons and all. “We are pleased to be custodians of this beautiful bridge and invite everyone to come share our excitement.,” states Duane Johnson, Stanislaus River Parks manager. “And with a live Civil War event on the same day – everyone who comes out with probably have a real blast.”. Visitors can watch the re-enactment of the Union and Confederate battles several times throughout the weekend.  There are also ongoing living history demonstrations depicting the lives of soldiers, women and children during the Victorian Era and Civil War.  Most of the events take place near the covered bridge, just a short walk from the parking lot. •  Battle Times: Saturday 1pm & 4pm; Sunday 11am & 2pm. •  Gates open at 9am

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LuckyFest is the biggest St Patrick’s Day party in the Valley with 25 “pubs” built from the ground up for one day. Happening each year in the rear parking lot at Modesto Centre Plaza, this year on Saturday, March 16th. Live music, Dj’s and fun activities for those over the age of 21 for just $12 in advance doors at 6 pm. Mitchell’s Harley Davidson St Paddy’s Day Celebration is taking place on Saturday, March 16th this year 10 am 5 pm. Don’t miss out on your chance at some great prizes and tasty food during our St Paddy’s Day Celebration. See you here! Also on Saturday at Whiskey Barrel Tavern in Stockton join Barroom Heroes(Dropkick Murphy Tribute), TV Static and Red Devil Lie for a St Paddy’s Party. Great music Irish food and Guinness on

By Middagh Goodwin tap. Fans of Hip Hop will enjoy Tilted Turtles “All Green Party” starting at 10 pm. Young Dru, Tweety Bird, Izzy R and more will all be performing live.  Do you want to celebrate with some country music? Head on over to the Rusty Nail where the Kenny Frye Band will be performing for the St Paddy’s Country Bash.  Go back and time and celebrate with a more traditional street fair at Murphys Irish Day. One of the premier annual events in the Mother Lode is Murphys Irish Day.  Each year on the third Saturday in March, thousands of people from Northern California and beyond gather in the historic gold rush town of Murphys to honor its Celtic heritage and to celebrate as only the

Irish can. Its picturesque Main Street is filled with booths offering handcrafted items, original art, photographs, tasty food, wine, and other beverages. FREE EVENT! St Patrick’s Day proper head on over to P.Wexford’s Pub for their annual celebration. Live Music, an outdoor bar, games and so much more. Festivities start at 2 pm. March 17th for St Paddy’s Day at the Twisted Pig will be open at 10 am for Corned Beef and Hash to start the morning off right. They will also have a Bloody Mary Bar with all the fixings. Their special St Patrick’s Day menu along with food and drink specials starting at 11 am. Who Wants The Crown & Live Again will perform live. The Udder Place in Turlock is having a St Patrick’s Day

Party on Sunday, March 17th as well. Starting at 11 am with performances by Van Diemen’s Band, Weekend at Jimmy’s, Jeff Ricketts and Mondo Mariscal. Expect some great drink specials, Corn Beef sliders and more.  Shamrock Sip & Shop at the Elk’s Lodge takes place on St Paddy’s day 12 am to 4 pm. Come celebrate Sip & Shop this St Patrick’s Day with 35+ Vendors/Crafts. The bar will be open for purchases, Food, Raffles, Prizes, Dress to impress to earn more raffle tickets. FREE EVENT!

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The ModestoView crew is so very proud of Patty Castillo Davis. Patty will be recognized as one of Stanislaus County’s Outstanding Women at a special ceremony March 9 at Greens on 10th.   Patty is so very dedicated to our community and never thinks twice when she is asked to lend a hand, her heart, her talent or her ideas to something that will help people in our community.  We are so very fortunate to have people like Patty in our community, and as a friend, fellow musician, fellow citizen and volunteer, we are so very proud of her and hope you will wish her congratulations as this award is so very deserved.  Way to go Patty Castillo Davis!   Your friends, family, ViewCrew and our community is proud of you.

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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. ModestoView will be supporting the Dry Creek Clean Up and the LaLoma Native Garden. View all projects and sign up for a project soon (before the project you want is full)!  Share Love Modesto with all those you know and invite them to Love Modesto April 13  www.LoveModesto.com FOR MORE MODESTO INFO: www.modestoview.com


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You should also send out your EPK to local media outlets and college radio stations. By Middagh Goodwin Do the research and Winter is nearing its end and Spring is email the contact who handles booking around the corner and that means more with a personal message, mention how Festivals and outdoor events. What does much the event has meant to you as an this mean for performers? More opporattendee, or the influence the headliner tunities to perform of course. But how has had on you or your band. When I do you secure these prime spots? A good ran Plea for Peace I would get close to press pack and internet presence are 200 requests a month to perform during vital.  the summer. I did not have spots to What makes a good press kit or EPaccommodate them all and did not have K(electronic press kit)? A bio of who you the time to do research, so if I received a are and what you have accomplished over personal email and good EPK they were your time as an artist. What makes you much more likely go get the gig. If you stand out, key shows(venues, festivals, do not hear back within a few weeks send or bands you have opened for), new a follow-up, just once. Never post on releases, awards or accolades won? Two your public feeds for your fans to spam a or three good pictures, include a live promoter or venue about how you should photo and make sure that at least one can perform on a certain show.  be shared with press outlets. A sample of The Modesto Area Music Association your craft, musicians include 3 songs that will once again be booking the local stage showcase your style, comedians include at the Stanislaus County Fair this year a short audio or video clip of your best along with Patio Fest in June and the performance.  Links to your social media Downtown Sampler in October. If you are accounts so an interested booker can interested in performing dates will soon easily check out how many followers you be listed on our Plink page. If you are alhave, how active you are online and how ready on Plink, follow us and you will get well you promote yourself. You can crea notification of performance opportuniate this as an emailable file or create one ties. Here is the link if you need sign up, on a site such as Plink or Reverbnation. https://app.plinkyou.com/mama

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March 8 is International Women’s Day-in some places a protest, in others it celebrates womanhood. Downtown Modesto will offer it’s part of the observance starting with an event held at the Barkin Dog on March 8 at 6 pm which will feature music, dance, poetry and theater. Donations for the Stanislaus County Commission for Women scholarship fund will be accepted in lieu of a gate fee. Deva Cafe will host a Haven Walk A Mile In Her Shoes Team Lo and Jo fundraiser on March 31 from 10 am to 1pm. Vanessa Valencia and April Potter will provide the musical entertainment. Deva’s Live Music Matinee lineup features 3/2 Seth D Baker, 3/9 Ffej Moore, 3/23 Nathan Ignacio One Man Band, 3/30 Josh Davenport. Sunday Breakfast Music brings Tiffany Rose 3/3, Mattea 3/10, Allen, Ashman and Davis 3/17, and Melynda 3/24. I’d like to give a huge thank you in appreciation to the ModestoView for allowing me to write about women’s issues as they pertain to music in this community. I’m proud to lead the charge and keep the torch lit for those coming after. Here are some shows for your consideration-

By Patty Castillo Davis The Rural Justice Summit with Candace and the Passengers on 3/30-Merced Multi-Cultural Arts Center Koala and the Golden Boy 3/8 at the Queen Bean 8 pm, 3/9 Rivi’s 7 pm and the Udder Place 3/13 at 8 pm Vanessa Valencia 3/26 at the Knights Ferry Saloon 6 pm Ffej Moore, host of the Cowtrack Wednesday open mic will be at the helm of the Queen Bean open mic on Sundays this month, bringing his inclusive, welcoming vibe. March 1, the Zasu Pitts Memorial Orchestra takes over the State Theater with special guests for a huge benefit on behalf of the Camp Fire victims of Paradise, California. Showtime is 8 pm and 100% of ticket sales will be presented during the concert to some of those affected who are in attendance. Visit thestate.org for ticket info. Happy International Women’s Day!

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Hello everyone. March is here and there are lots of options so let hit some highlights. On the 2nd you have 4 cool shows to check out Voodoo Killer at the Brave Bull if you like Blues Rock. Tony and the Tuff TImes at Barkin’ Dog if you like Chi-Town Blues. Poorhouse Millionaires up in Sonora for the Foothill folks or give a listen to Ava Grace at Rivvi’s for some piano-driven soul. Starting March 9th and every Saturday for the rest of the month you can catch Tony and the Tuff Times doing a residency at Ridgways. Stockton folks should go hear Jeramy Norris and the Dangerous Mood at Jessup’s Dream Rides on the 10 for the 40th annual Poker Run. On the 16th you can start your morning off with Ava Grace at Deva and then catch a dinner set at Rivvi’s in Oakdale by the Poorhouse Duo. The Gallo Center is hosting a Blues Brothers Review on the 21st, this looks like a lot of fun. I may try to check that one out. I will be taking the Poorhouse Millionaires to The Cow Track on the 22nd to shake things up a bit. I will be inviting some special guests to join in, it should be fun. Ava Grace will be performing with a full band at the 50’s Roadhouse during the day on the 23rd and Poorhouse Millionaires are headed to Ralston’s Goat that night.

By Big Earl Matthews I am hosting my monthly Blues Jam at Fired Up Grill in Ceres on the 27th. Bring your axe and sit in with the band. Ending the month with a bang is Jeramy Norris up in Mokelumne Hill at the Hotel Ledger. It’s a sweet place with a lot of history. Perfect for an overnight getaway. Take care everyone and I hope to see you out at a show.

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What’s new with Jazz and the Blues News? By Eric Benson I often hear from my older friends that there is “nothing happening” in the way of a club for our age group where you can see a show with some good food, drink and dance and home by ten. Well I am conspiring with some of our seasoned musicians in the Valley to do a Rhythm and Blues Sunday showcase at one of the local venues from 5 PM to 9PM with special guests each month featuring Blues, Motown, old school and Funk for listening and dancing. So if you are interested in this hit me at Mbenson@ fire2wire.com for an invite.   Another partner in crime for music in the area is John Griswold also embracing an older demographic. The basement of McHenry Museum he transforms into an intimate club setting with white table clothes, low lighting with wine bar and desert offerings. The next show is Saturday March 16th  with Do Gadjo with Sam Wolfgang Rocha, the music is inspired by early Gypsy Jazz of Paris. Funds raised go to Red Tie kids grant program underprivileged kids in music in the area. Check out WWW.RedTieArts.org.   Blue Monday Party invitational jam at the

Barkin’ Dog Grill celebrates March 11th bringing back again special guest Conrad Johnson Bass player vocalist and front man bringing on the R & B and Funk.  Also in the Band; Johnny Valdes Guitar, Dave Hawks Drums, Kevin Marin Trumpet, Jamey Dubberly Trombone, Dave Dow and Eric Benson Keys, and Pat Governor Organ. We will be playing some Blues, Jazz, Funk, and Latin music for listening and dancing.  Call the Dog for reservations: 572-2341.  If you play, come on down and sit in with the best musicians in the area, it’s gonna’ be smoking!   And the Barkin’ Dog Grill, one of my favorite family friendly venues continues with some live music coming at you for March. March 2nd Tony & the Tough Times/ Blues, 8th International Woman’s day with Patty Hughes, 9th Bum City Reunion Band/ Tower of Power Tribute-smokin!, 11th Blue Monday Party with Eric Benson with special guest Conrad Johnson Bass player vocalist, 13th Win Wednesday’s with Liz Knlder, 15th Valley Jazz Company/straight ahead Jazz, 16th Bourbon street Blues Band/Chicago style Blues, 22nd David Dow & Friends/

the Jazz standards, 23rd North Country Blue Grass Band, 24th Ernie Bucio & Evin Yadegar Annual scholarship Fundraiser, 27th  Wine Wednesday with Steve Ashman from Zazu Pitts Motown Band, Davis and Rogers & friends, 29th Free Radical Jazz Quartet, and 30th Highway 99 Band/ R & B with some TOP thrown in. David Dow & Friends jazz jam every Thursday night 7 to 10 PM.            Thanks all the came out for the Jazz House Party with Jazz guitarists John Stowell, Johnny Valdes and John Albano at the home of Rex Platner real-estate agent with catered Mexican food by my son Christopher Benson, good attendance and everyone did not go away hungry. Stay tuned for more of these coming your way. The Gallo Center kicks into gear with the 2019 schedule with more great shows. In March 1st Los Freres Meduses, 2nd Irish Rovers, 3rd Well shall overcome, 8th MSO Disney concert, 16th Don Felder /Eagles

band member, 21st Blue Brothers Tribute, 29th Will Ackerman-4 guitars, and 30th Los de Mando.  Complete schedule; Galloarts.org.  And slightly off the beaten path the Newman Theatre features for March;23rd; 2nd Frank Sulivan  & Dirty Kitchen, 9th Boys of Summer / Eagles tribute, 16th Sourdough Slim & Robert Armstrong, 23th Rockin down the Highway /Doobies tribute and April 6th Rudy Parris /BB King tribute.  Call the Theatre for details: Come back out for Third Thursday Art Walk 5 to 9:00 PM for some great art and music in the downtown! Lowdown on the jam session in the downtown: Queen Bean Sundays open mike night also in an all age environment.  So take some time out to hear some live music and the arts of our own town as well this month, think globally and act locally.  All the best, peace out! Eric Benson, cell 209- 9187033, email; Mbenson@fire2wire.com.

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By Middagh Goodwin I first heard that Ricardo Padilla and Javier Hernandez were bringing their Latin Comic Expo to Modesto back in November and have been excited ever since. Taking place at Modesto Junior College on March 15 and 16th doors open at 10 am you will not want to miss this great event. Co-Founded by Ricardo Padilla and Javier Hernandez in 2011, the Latino Comics Expo is the nation’s first convention dedicated exclusively to promoting and highlighting the contributions of Latino creators (both in the U.S and beyond it’s borders) in the fields of comic books, graphic novels, comic strips, political cartoons, zines, animation and related popular arts. With 8 previous shows ranging from San Francisco, Los Angeles and Brownsville, TX,  and an expansion into an annual Latino Animation Festival, the LCX is the premier resource for fans to meet and support the Latino creators of today and tomorrow.  The creator of Homies, David Gonzales will be attending along with several other guests. Artist Jaime Hernandez co-creator of the indie comic Love & Rockets whose characters are complex and feel real, right out of SoCal Punk and Lowrider culture. Author/Artist Cathy Camper writer of the Graphic Novel Lowriders in Space and Lowriders Blast from the Past. Professor and Author Fredrick Aldama He is the author, co-author, and editor of 36 books, including the award-winning Laatinx Superheroes in Mainstream Comics. Sonambulo creator Raffael Navarro, Happy Tree Friends co-creator Rhode Montijo, Cartoonist Jaime Crespo, and Zine creators Isabel Ann Castro and Natasha Hernandez are just a few of the creators that will be joining the Latin Comic Expo.  In addition to their vibrant exhibit hall where attendees can meet one on one with the creators, the LCX is known for it’s wide variety of panels and workshops. Topics have included self-publishing, crowdfunding, Latina Power, individual author spotlights, historical presentations, scholarly studies, workshops for kids and more. The Expo is a place to celebrate creativity, to educate, inform and learn, and to be able to share the richness of our various Latino cultures Friday and Saturday, March 15th and 16th 10 am at Modesto Junior College 435 College Ave, Modesto CA.  

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Punxsutawney Phil, the official groundhog of Groundhog’s Day did not see his shadow which means we are supposed to have an early Spring. In the meantime, I’m cold. Inside: cold, Outside: cold. I wear socks under pantyhose. I’m pretty sure my leg hair is getting thicker for warmth. I fight with my guy over who gets to have the dog sleep closest to them. So, giant rodent, I hope you are right. St. Patrick’s Day is coming up. I hope y’all aren’t going out and buying hundreds of dollars worth of green beer and shamrock shakes. I really wish you an old fashioned St. Patrick’s Day like we had when I was a kid. We wore green. If you didn’t wear green you got pinched. If you pinched someone who was wearing green you got punched. The teacher would stick a piece of green paper on you with a safety pin if you forgot to wear green and carefully monitor that no one was punching too hard. Wow, sounds pretty violent when I write it down like this. Never mind, drink too much green beer and throw up in some bushes. I think it might be better. I know you probably don’t even believe me, but I’m so excited about the shows this month. I know I say it all the time, but I also mean it all the time. The 209 has some great performers and is also bringing in

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performers from all over. These are really top rate shows. Here are a few highlights for the month. March 15th at the Reata don’t miss the incredible Chyrl “the Soccer Mom” Anderson this show will put you back $20 but is well worth it. Famiglia Bistro has been hosting some great comedy and March 28th will be no exception. Catch headliner Myles Weber with Phil Johnson and more all for just $10. If you want to try your hand at comedy check out one of the many Open Mic nights in our area.  Random thought: how did moms cut their kids’ hair before there were bowls? See live comedy! See live music! Support live performance. See you there.

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Open Water Training with Sharks By Efren Martinez

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Triathlon competitions and the need to get back into the water. It’s important that before you go dipping your toe in an ocean or lake for that matter you remember to put safety first. My wife and I headed to our place in Los Cabo, for her vacation and for me to train in the open Ocean. I did my daily brick workout loops on the beach. I’d run 300 yards and then jump into the ocean and swim out 150 yards, then across 300 yards only to swim back in 150 yards followed by running back down the beach. These brick workouts consisted of 6 loops. Swimming in the open ocean or any body of water can be very dangerous. So before any open water swim, you should take about 15-20 minutes to study the ocean. Look for swells and at the temperament of the sea. Comb the beach for any rocks that you might step on during your runs along the shore. These open water brick workouts aren’t easy, but they are necessary to get reacquainted with your sea legs, so you don’t fall on your face

after a long swim, but also to acclimate yourself to the cold water along with waves that can toss you around like a chef making a salad. Honestly, I love it! There is something beyond words for me to be in the open ocean knowing that I am in a different unknown world. After about a week of these brick workouts, I’m generally ready to do my yearly swim across The Sea of Cortez. It’s about a very dangerous 2-mile swim. You should never do an open water swim alone. Sure I’m the only one in the water, but I always hire three guides to shadow me, 2 in kayaks and 1 in a motorized boat in case I need to get to the shore fast for a medical emergency. The guides also help with passing crafts and cruise liners to keep them from running me over. They really can’t help stop a sea creature attack. Life is abundant in the ocean, and in the last seven times I’ve done this swim I’ve had just about every creature come upon me, but this was the first time that a giant shark was within its reach of me. I didn’t even realize it was there because I can’t see over the waves, but the guides in the kayaks did. Honestly, I wasn’t scared and I felt no danger from it, so I just followed Dora’s advice and kept swimming.  It may sound crazy but I’d like to believe that I have a unique understanding with all of my Lord’s creatures. I love all animals and as I tell my wife, when I’m out there in the ocean it’s always going to be OK because I have a deal with my Lord’s sea life. I won’t eat you, so you don’t eat me.        Experience my swim here https://youtu. be/xaColneE6Co

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This month has a lot in store for Modesto. For the month of green lets Go Green! You can start by coming out to RecFest on March 16th. It will be filled with music, games, hikes, and many dedicated volunteers that are passionate about nature. It will be held at our beautiful Tuolumne River Regional Park from 10AM - 3PM. There is also something you could do more regularly which is a new trend called plogging which is a combination jogging and picking up litter. Plogging is a simple way to empower yourself, help your community, and still get a great workout in. Other ways you can stay green are avoiding single use plastics such as straws, using a refillable water bottle, bringing your own bags to the store, and avoiding ziploc bags by using tupperwares. Small changes such as these

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can have a big impact on this big earth. There will also be a Stanislaus Green Team meeting on March 21st if you want to learn more or have any questions about the green initiative and the Modesto Marathon on March 31st. Even if you are not running, it is always fun to support local events. My favorite part about Modesto is how it can be so big yet such a close knit community. I always seem to run into people I know, no matter where I go. I really hope to see some of you at any of these fun events Modesto has to offer this month.

An insight can come seemingly out of nowhere, sometimes during some kind of restful or repetitive activity. It usually feels like a good thing, we may have a sense that because of the insight life could actually be easier. We have an insight as a consequence of having lost control, we stumble and hurt ourselves and realize we had not been present or mindful. Or we say something that doesn’t make sense and realize that we weren’t really listening. Or our to-do-list is way too long, we feel swamped, haven’t had time to eat or rest, cannot calm down and concentrate. I think we all run into this sort of thing. Often we just shrug our shoulders: That’s life! But at some point we hit a wall.  We are tired of getting caught in the same way time after time. We  start to search for questions and answers and  suddenly there’s insight.  A simple thought may come to us: Is what we are doing really necessary, does it help anyone or improve anything?  We don’t like when things

don’t go the way they are supposed to, but it is often when things don’t go the right way that we may intuitively come upon a deeper truth. The famous Buddhist teacher, Thich Nhat Hanh said “ Insight is seeing what is there. It is the clarity that can liberate us from afflictions such as jealousy or anger, and allow true happiness to come…We’re like a fish who has been caught once before and knows there’s a hook inside the bait; if the fish makes use of that insight, he won’t bite, because he knows he’ll get caught by the hook. Often, we just bite onto our craving or grudge, and let the hook take us. We get caught and attached to these situations that aren’t worthy of our concern. If mindfulness and concentration are there, then insight will be there and we can make use of it to swim away, free…In the past we probably did suffer from one thing or another. It may even have felt like a kind of hell. If we remember that suffering, not letting ourselves get carried away by it, we can use it to reminding ourselves, “How lucky I am right now. I’m not in that situation. I can be happy” - that is insight; and in that moment our joy and our happiness can grow very quickly.” For more info, go to taichi4modesto. com or call (209)572-4518

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It’s time to talk about Spring! That lovely

season filled with beauty, activities and opportunities that must be enjoyed to the fullest. Ms. M finds that the mere arrival of Spring is no guarantee things will be wonderful and insists that you take advantage of all that the season offers including a great bargain on your favorite things! March is the month of Positivity! March 7th welcomes back Modesto Junior College’s West Campus Positive People Speaker Series. The free series motivates and uplifts through the social, cultural and political achievements of the speaker. The featured speaker is MJC Professor of English & Poetry, Sam Pierstorff. All ages. Free. 7pm. Info: https://www.mjc.edu/studentservices/ sdncl/pospeople.php            The Spring is a great time to bring Art into your home. The Black Hearts market returns to The Queen Bean Coffee house on March 9th from 6pm to 10pm. Artisans and craftspeople ranging from jewelers, artists, to organic housewares will be at this free event with their handmade items for sale. Come out and enjoy music, food and more. 1126 14th Street. Modesto. Info: (209) 521-8000 To Market to market! Farmers Market returns early this year! Opening day at the market is March 14th from 8:00am1:00pm in Downtown Modesto. Come

out to sample fresh goods and produce while listening to music. Don’t miss another exciting year at Modesto’s Certified Farmers Market. Info: http://modestocfm.com/ Laughter is essential to enjoying life and a great way to soothe the soul. On March 15th Ralston’s Goat hosts their first Comedy Show courtesy of Deaf Puppies. The event is a fundraiser for the Humane Society of Stanislaus County. The 18+ show starts at 7pm and seating is first come first serve for dinner during the show. Tickets $20. Doors 5:30p. 1001 10th Street. Modesto. Info: (209) 549-9413 Getting outdoors is a big part of enjoying the Spring Season. Modesto Recfest is back on March 16th with activities for the whole family. The free event takes place in Legion Park along the Tuolumne River from 10am3pm. Activities include paddling, bike riding, nature walks, fishing, and more. Bring your bikes, fishing poles, canoes & come participate. Info: https://www.tuolumne. org/events/recfest/ The Modesto Marathon races into town on March 31st. The course of this renowned race winds through the Modesto treelined neighborhoods and back through downtown. Head out to the Finish Line Festival  after the race and enjoy fun for the whole family with a food truck alley, kids zone and a beer & wine garden among booths and more race related fun. The race starts at 7am so head out and cheer on your favorite runners! Info: www.modestomarathon.com   Say Hello to Spring, Modesto!

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a life-changinevent that helps our community celebrate the lives of people who have battled can remember loved ones lost, and fi ght back against the disease. Your asons for getting involved in Relay For Life are as unique and special as the story that motivates you. Because of your support, we are creating a world with less cancer and more birthdays! This is a wonderful event in Modesto and the track is lined with really incredible booths where teams show their support, sell crafts and food to raise funds. There is an amazing luminary walk at dusk that is mazingly powerful. Please consider supporting this event, support a team or just make a donation. www.relayforlife.org and then type in Modesto, CA

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Go Modesto Join the LaLoma Neighbohood for a day in the garden at the first annual Modesto Pollinator Festival to about our local pollinators and for the whole family. This is a free family event to educate our community about the importance of protecting our local pollinators. There will be various organizations participating to share information about pollinators and encourage families to attend and have their children participate in a costume pollinator parade. This will be a fun and educational day in the garden. The new pollinator mural will be completed and unveiled on this date.  For information email:rhondasaddress@sbcglobal.net   April 7 -   Noon – 3:00 pm La Loma Native Garden 1805 Encina Avenue Modesto,CA Sponsored by: La Loma Neighborhood & Modesto Subaru Photo: Phil Murillo Art

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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.

DOWTOWN MODESTO

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.

- 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!

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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

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Go Downtown Modesto Up with People is building a more hopeful, trusting and peaceful world by empowering young people to be positive agents of change through action and the international and powerful language of music. Participants from 20 countries are traveling to Modesto for a week of impact. They’ll empower the community through host family stays, cultural exchange and 1,000+ hours of community service reaching 2,500+ youth! Up with People’s time in Modesto culminates at The Gallo Center for the Arts on Friday, March 22 @ 7PM with a two-hour professionally produced show that inspires audience members to think about what they will do to keep hope alive. Thanks to Fuzio Universal Bistro, 100% of proceeds will benefit Boys and Girls Clubs of Stanislaus County. Get your tickets today at https://tickets.galloarts.org/single/EventDetail.aspx?p=7276. Go Downtown Modesto Are you looking to get involved at our Senior Center? Follow the below link to view all of our free and low cost programs for Seniors in Modesto. For questions please contact (209) 341-2974 http:// www.modestogov.com/DocumentCenter/View/5263/ Bodem-Senior-Center-Activity-Calendar-PDF FRIDAY NIGHT FUTSAL FREE Friday Night Futsal begins March 15th until April 26th at Graceada Park in downtown Modesto. $9 insurance registration covers all Free sessions! Create your own team with friends and show up to play...or you can show up yourself and play! We will have Boys & Girls U8, U10, U12, U14 Groups! Players must register at www.futsal.com and pay the $9 US Futsal insurance fee. Questions: please message darrelmiccawilkins@yahoo.com Sessions/games will last one hour per session each Friday. We have four futsal courts to use and will have the following schedule: 5:30-6:30 pm U8-U10 Boys & Girls-6:30-7:30 pm-U11-U12 Boys & Girls 7:30-8:30 pm U13-U14 Boys & Girls

Kicks Off May 3rd, 2019 10th Street Plaza Downtown Modesto Friday Nights 7-9pm

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Did you know? Average cropland value in our region is about $20,000 - nearly double the state average. The higher property value increases the tax base that funds schools, libraries and services to our local community.

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