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GREETINGS VIEW NON-PROFIIT VIEW COMMUNITY VIEW ART VIEW BREW VIEW BIKE VIEW PERFORMANCE VIEW CHEF VIEW BAR VIEW GRAFFITI VIEW ARCHITECTURE VIEW INTER VIEW BIG VIEW METAL VIEW MAMA VIEW ROCKABILLY VIEW JAZZ & BLUES VIEW BLUES VIEW FIT VIEW ALL AGES VIEW ZEN VIEW YOUTH VIEW COMEDY VIEW CALENDAR VIEW REAR VIEW

I am sure you get it, but this just makes me smile. The #homeofstarwars hashtag is there for Modesto USA.  Yes, friends every month, all over the world, people are talking about Star Wars and it all comes from Modesto.  The stories of American Graffiti, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Star Wars all came from the imagination of Modesto native George Lucas.  His love of comic book heroes and his childhood here in Modesto incubated this creative mind. So friends, we are creating a new holiday.  On May 3rd, we will receive a special proclamation from the Mayor of Modesto Ted Brandvold commemorating May the 4th as a special Modesto day that is celebrated around the world.  Who would have thought?  Be proud Modesto, very proud.  The force is with you.   In other news, this is festival month!  Wow. So much is happening and it is coming at us at hyper-speed. We love to laugh and we are so excited that we have teamed up with the Gallo Center and the producer of the SF and Seattle Comedy Competition to present a Modesto Clean Comedy Competition on May 20.  ModestoView is not a spectator, we jump in and create events that make our city more fun to live in, like Rockin Holiday, the Cruise Route, Walk of Fame and more.    This month, we have downtown bicycle races and family cycling festivals, the Chocolate Festival invades downtown Oakdale and of course, no May is complete without a special day for Moms.   We are giving you a serious heads up here. In the pages of ModestoView are a ton of things you can do this month, so get your calendar out new and start planning.  Kids, husbands, don’t blow this. Make May 8th Mother’s Day a special day.  You don’t need to spend a bag ‘o’ bucks to celebrate your Moms.  A simple note, or drawing may mean the most, but

when it is your mom, the sky’s the limit. You can even do a Ride for Mom and celebrate being healthy.  And to you dads out there that also take that place of “mom”, we celebrate you too.  Motherhood and parenthood is a full time job and take some time to celebrate it and our community need to watch out for each other.   You know when you read ModestoView, you Abbey and her boyfriend Henry with Ryan, are getting 100% positive and local informaMadison and Lucy the Lab, enjoying their  home.  tion. We celebrated Love Modesto in April and we need to make sure that we Love Modesto and how it can help Modesto.   You all are the all year long.  We need to Love our Schools, positive force we need to be the #homeofstarneighborhoods every day all year long and we wars, or #homeofamericangraffiti  or #homeoffwill showcasing more of the people that make eedingtheworld or #homeofrockabilly.  Because a difference in our community all year long.  If like the hashtag says, it all starts with “home”.   you have any suggestions, please pass them on Thank you for making this your home, thank to me.  you for reading because that means you want Modesto is a place where we need to experito help make our community a better home for ence things. ModestoView encourages you us, for newcomers and visitors.  Every month, to “Go Out Modesto”, not just to dinner or we reach more people, our new direct mail nightlife, but go out and do things all over.  home delivery is going fantastic and reaching Ride your bike, see the community, take a look more new people. Becky and I are so fortunate at our architecture, enjoy happy hour on a that both of our girls are home this month and patio, sit with your neighbors in a cul de sac, we treasure any moment our family is together.   or just walk around and say hello to people.  I love living in Modesto and everyday, we try to This is what brings us together, this is how we share that with our ModestoView friends and learn.   Please share the stories and images that we hope you enjoy your days as much as we do.   you like from ModestoView as the more we Please tell me what you like about Modestoshare online about the good things, the more View or things we should do better.  we can change the national conversation about Have a fantastic May. who and what Modesto is.   Look for my article Chris Murphy in the May Chamber of Commerce Progress Publisher and Founder, ModestoView about what Destination Modesto means to me chrism@modestoview.com

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Cycling fun goes hyper speed  over Modesto.  Erick Soto and he is the owner of “Perfection on wheels”. Learn more at  www.perfectiononwheels.com and see them at the Family Cycling Festival.  Modesto becomes Tatooine by Michael J Mangano

Winning Gold

The ViewCrew love doing ModestoView for our community. We are excited to make a difference here and fulfill our mission to “Serve Civic Pride Daily”.  Sometimes it is really cool to see our work recognized by national marketing organizations.  Yes friends, we have won 2 fantastic GOLD Medals from the acclaimed Hermes Organization. We are so very proud of this honor and I could not be any prouder of our ViewCrew and our amazing art director Pete Grimaldi, and our photo director Michael J Mangano.  These guys really bring our ideas to life and their efforts are so very appreciated.

ModestoView is made possible my the generous support of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group. Locally owned, Sierra Pacific is an award winning industry leader in frozen, refrigerated and dry warehousing and logistics services that is committed to reinvesting and supporting our community.  Sierra Pacific is solar powered, and is AIB certified Superior and BRC Audited and Certified to meet the needs of the best food companies in the world.  www.spwg.com

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NON-PROFIT Community Hospice by Kristin Mostowski For over 36 years, Community Hospice has walked along side patients and families as they have navigated life’s end-of-life journey. Founded in a church basement by two volunteer registered nurses, Community Hospice has grown to meet the needs of the community becoming the oldest and largest non-profit hospice provider in the San Joaquin Valley. Community Hospice’s mission is to provide compassionate and quality care, education and support to terminally ill patients and their families, regardless of ability to pay. Although many insurance companies do have some reimbursement for hospice care, Community Hospice provides more than $500,000 a year in charity care as well as offering additional support programs. Services extend beyond hospice care, offering several educational opportunities throughout the year, as well as free grief support to anyone in the community that has experienced a loss. Through individual/ family counseling, grief support groups, school grief programs, Camp Erin® Modesto and other programs, Community Hospice is always

available in your time of need. Through the dedication and fundraising efforts of the Community Hospice Foundation, Community Hospice Foundation Friends of Hospice, Community Hospice Hope Chest Thrift Stores and many generous community donors, all services and programs are offered regardless of ability to pay…that’s our promise! For more information about Community Hospice, visit www.hospiceheart.org or call 209.578.6300.

Community Hospice Foundation 15th Annual Gala

MARGARITAVILLE May 21, 2016

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www.hospiceheart.org/events OR CALL: 209-578-6370 You can help support Community Hospice by attending their annual gala, this year at the home of Tom and Julia Haidlen. This year the theme is “Welcome to Margaritaville” Enjoy a delicious dinner, hosted bar and an exciting silent and live auction. Carribean style attire. Seating is limited; kindly respond by May 11, 2016.  Get tix at https://give.hospiceheart.org/gala-2016

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At the Oakdale home of Tom and Julia Haidlen

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INFORMATION PUBLISHER Chris Murphy chrism@modestoview.com MANAGING EDITOR Brandilyn Brown SALES AND ADVERTISING Advertising@modestoview.com DESIGN, LAYOUT, & ART PGrimaldi, Creative Art Director / Designer Peter Grimaldi pete@pgrimaldicreative.com Contributing Artist Michael J. Mangano SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGERS Madison Murphy – Adobe Specialist Abbey Murphy – Berkeley Correspondent Russ Allsup - Hollywood Correspondent Brandon Brush - Modesto correspondent CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Jim Christiansen Aaron Rowan Kaye Osborn Jennifer Allsup Middagh Goodwin Efren Martinez Mike Vanek Javier Lopez Leia Johnson Dana Johnson Earl Mathews Mary Layton Monica Barber Ken White Blia Vang Brandilyn Brown Brianna Mooney Maryann Spikes CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Efren Martinez Diane Moody Michael J Mangano Rudy Lopez ©2016 All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. The photographs, graphics, artwork and advertisements are the property of Modesto View Magazine. The magazine assumes no responsibility or liability for claims made by the advertisers. The opinions expressed do not necessarily reflectthe views of Modesto View Magazine or the owners. Modesto View Magazine is not responsible for typographical errors or omissions. All contributors for ModestoView are independent freelance journalists or photographers. ModestoView 3731 Finch Rd Modesto, CA 95357

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By Maryann Spikes There are several upcoming opportunities to show your support for local law enforcement - especially the May 21 “Standing with You” event! At Coffee with the Cops, my mom was able to put faces with MPD and City email addresses, including a few from City Council. She was also able to connect with Rosie Garcia, one of MPD’s invaluable Crime Prevention CSOs (Community Service Officers). If 9-11 response time is lagging, or to follow up after calling the non-emergency number (552-2470) one too many times for a recurring issue, try contacting your area’s MPD officers. Councilmember Doug Ridenour explained that the beat sergeants and area command lieutenants are in flux so officers are trained in all the different areas of law enforcement in Modesto. MPD regularly sends out updated maps to Neighborhood Watch coordinators. If that doesn’t work for you, your City Councilmember serves for four years. Find your district’s Councilmember at https://www. modestogov.com/council. The online version of this article will include the latest district maps (both for the MPD and for City Council, whose district maps are different) with contact information for your command lieutenant, beat sergeant, and CSO. We were also able to connect with Kaci Avrett (AvrettK@Modestopd.com) regarding MPD printing flyers for neighborhood meetings – and you can connect with her, too! The MPD also held their first Town Hall of the year on April 19 at Saint Joseph’s on Oakdale Road. We heard from several in the department, including Chief Carroll and Lieuten-

ant Raymer. They caught us up to speed on local crime statistics, what they’re doing about problem areas, and what neighbors can do to help, with Q&A throughout. The online version of this article should include my three favorite slides from the PowerPoint. Neighbor Steve Gerringer had this to say about the Town Hall: “How often do we have a chance to ask police officers anything we want? I appreciate the knowledge and tools the police shared — knowledge is power. Halfway through the meeting my wife turned to me and whispered, ‘This is awesome!’ And it was. Kudos to MPD!” Coming May 21: Standing with You! Appreciating Modesto PD, Stanislaus Sheriff Dept., & Modesto CHP MPD Chaplain Don Crooker started a wellreceived event last year that will be held again this year on May 21 at twelve strategic intersections throughout Modesto. All you have to do is show up at the intersection closest to your home with a home-made “Standing with You” sign. Besides making it out to Coffee with the Cops and Town Halls (and other community events), MPD proactively received body cameras in July of 2012, implemented predictive policing technology and returned to the use of area commands in 2011, and deploys armored vehicles (“Armadillos”) equipped with license plate readers. Thanks to Chief Galen Carroll for all of the above policy improvements. See you at one of the upcoming Coffee with the Cops, MPD Town Halls, and the May 21 Standing with You event! See flyers in the online version of this article for full details.

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Maxi’s in The Doubletree Hotel

11am– 2pm fresh berries and fruit, bacon, sausage, eggs, omelet station, French toast, prime rib, roasted chicken and pork, Smoked Salmon, sundried tomato pasta salad, desserts include cheesecake, chocolate cake, and other assorted sweets. Bottomless Mimosas for Moms! Adults: $38, youth (6 to 12): $17, children 5 and Under Eat Free Call 209.525.3075 to RSVP. 1150 9th St, Modesto

McHenry Event Center

2 seatings: 10am & 12pm eggs, ham, fresh fruit, chocolate fountain, salads and pastries. $33.95pp. Includes a complimentary champagne or mimosa. RSVP at 209-846-0950. 945 McHenry Ave, Modesto

Redwood Café

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Surla’s

10am-2pm Unlimited Champagne. Call 209.550.5555 to RSVP. 431 12th St, Modesto

Lola Bistro & Express

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ART May Day! May Day! by Jim Christiansen May Day! May Day! That wasn’t your imagination last month that we published the March Art View Column in the April Edition with new photo.  Unexpected April Fool’s Joke, but thank you to those of you who shared our online link to the April Column.  Modesto View updates our online stuff all the time, and columns and articles, even photos archived on the web site.  Thanks Chris Murphy for the quick fix post online as a reminder to readers we are a multi-platform media effort.  So small recap from last month. Mistlin Gallery and Carnegie Arts Center has the Central California Art Showcase split between the two nonprofit art association galleries.  You missed the April 1 Opening, and we didn’t have the awards list, but Brian Swander won Best of Show, and the show will run to May 27.   76 artists were accepted into the show, with 150 pieces displayed from the 338 entered.  2 Awards of Excellence went to Meisha Grichunin and Jane Zich.  Awards of Distinction went to Robert Behee, Christine Obers, Christine Johnson and great image of Mark Twain by Phil Vance.  Awards of Merit went to Steve Bauman, Tom Duchscher, Dan Petersen, Monique Wales, and six honorable mentions.  This is an uncategorized show, so adding in the various media exceeds column length.  Enjoy a trip to both galleries. New Stuff.  If you missed the Stanislaus Artist Open Studio and have access to a map.  The 81 participating artists have their contact information in case you need to fill that wall with local art.  In Turlock, you can paint your own at Jaurequy’s Paint and Decorating Art

and Wine Night. Event starts at Gallery on Main Street, tickets at the door $45 for this benefit. May 3, 6 to 9 pm.  May 12th at Gallery on Main, the annual Graduating Seniors and annual Print show at the CSUS student gallery.  May the Fourth be with you.  California State Fair fine arts exhibition Call to Artists deadline is May 4. www.castatefair.org  Want to show in a gallery closer to home? Chartreuse Muse has an Open Call to Artists until May 27, for emerging artists, or first timers at the Muse.  Submit 10 to 20 images, artist’s statement and biography, and you might be on display during a show or two later this summer. Email is themuse@chartreusemuse.com for details.  The Muse owners and staff featured in the “Musings” show up now.  Ellen Roehne, Sandy Veneman, Jennifer Price, Fumiko Amano and more.  Henrietta Sparkman is the featured May artist at Carolyn Huff Gallery over on K Street. Che’root is on Art Walk and I’ve enjoyed the art while at the Comedy Showcase there on Tuesday Nights. I have been asked by artists about places to show.  Check in with Monica Gun-

Modesto comes together at one table in downtown Modesto for a unique alfresco dining experience. Proceeds benefit the Graduation Coach program. Limited tickets available at OneTableModesto.com

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derson and her Modesto Art Salon artist group on Facebook. They have been meeting once a month, and compiling a show list.  The Shire Community has something going on, so hope to meet up with them some time.  Appreciate the invitation.  And I’m working on the schedules and set up for the Pick and Gather festival in Livingston.  If you’re an artist, crafter, artisan, in some other vendor capacity, check out the guidelines and fees posted at www.riverdancefarms.com Get some great music, art and organic blueberries. This is the 11th year so mark your calendar for June 4 and 5.

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What’s New With Spirits this Spring by Brandilyn Brown & Christopher Mitchell

Do Good Distillery is now open for tours! When you walk into the rustically furnished, homey space, you immediately sense what drives the family business: Ben Franklin’s famous quote, “You Do Well by Doing Good” graces the wall, alongside a photo of beloved friend and family, Officer Paul Roman Katuszonek. Paul’s love for bourbon fueled his passion to one day own and operate a distillery, but his life ended tragically on what should have been a normal, average work day. Led by former police officer Jim and his wife Liz, Paul’s friends and family came together to begin distilling spirits with the same fervor Paul did. Paul lived out Franklin’s quote daily, so it was only fitting to choose a name to carry such a legacy on. Do Good Distillery was born.  Check out their website for information on their new tours, and to purchase tickets. Do Good won 2 Whiskies of the World awards late last year, and you will get to sample them at the end of the tour. Their Beechwood whiskey won Silver in Malt Smoked Craft, and Peat Smoked Whisky took home Bronze in Malt Heavy Smoke Craft, are the winning spirits.

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Free My City Bikes Modesto by Hunter Walsh Not-for-profit Sutter Health network and global public health alliance My City Bikes are teaming up to make Modesto a healthier place to live. The free My City Bikes Modesto app for beginner cyclists - established with verified beginner-friendly Oakdale Bicycle Shop in 2015 - is expanding to include prescribed rides, Sutter community health information, and the cyclists in healthcare directory. Thanks to Sutter Health, Modesto will be one of the first 6 cities in the United States to have the Prescribed Rides program. If you have risk factors for common issues like adult onset diabetes, heart disease, or overweight and obesity, or you simply want to stay healthy and fit, these new tools can take the guesswork out of doctorrecommended physical activity: 1. Download the free My City Bikes Modesto app. 2. Select “Prescribed Rides” from the app menu. 3. Choose a ride that matches the amount of time your doctor recommends to exercise. “It’s a new way for healthcare professionals to give more specific guidance to patients so that they have a clear path to follow and are more likely to keep up with physical activity recommendations,” said MCB Communities Director Ali Cena. “The Cyclists in Healthcare directory coming out this summer will feature Sutter Health’s medical professionals who bike as healthy living role models. Sutter Health is helping to build the biggest bike team in America one beginner at a time - join the team!” For more information visit mycitybikes.org/ california.

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PERFORMANCE A Time to Perform in May by Kaye Osborn We live in a place where the Arts are thriving! So many opportunities for everyone!  My friend, Debbie Soro, had a dream of bringing the play, The Sirens to Gallo Center for the Arts.  She held auditions and cast an amazing group of actors.  The Sirens is a play that chronicles five women and their struggles with physical and psychological abuse and violence.  The play is based on real interviews with victims of domestic violence by the playwright, Darrah Cloud.  Ms. Cloud also interviewed police officers, attorneys, social workers and counselors at women’s shelters-all being agents in supporting survivors and affecting change. The show provides an intense look at the problems of domestic violence and illustrates that abuse knows no boundaries.  It is present across all socio-economic levels, all races, genders, ages, and types of relationships.  The proceeds from the shows will be used as a fundraiser for The Haven Women’s Center of Stanislaus County.  Performances will be in the Foster Family Theater Thursday, May 5 and Friday,

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May 6 at 7:30 PM. Thursday night’s show will be interpreted for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing.  This is a collaborative effort between HARRT, Haven, Delta Kappa Gamma International Society, AAUW and The Ending the Culture of Violence Committee.  Debbie received two grants to fund the production.  Friday night will be a 6 PM reception to honor the founders of Haven, Pat Paul and Yvonne Allen.  Please support this courageous cause!  Spread the word! Here’s what is also Happening in Our Neck of the Woods Gallo Center for the Arts Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Saturday, May 7 at 2 PM and 8 PM Sunday, May 8 at 2 PM   Jewel Sunday, May 15 at 7 PM   The Portuguese Kids, Comedy for a Cause Thursday, May 19 at 7 PM   Modesto View Clean Comedy Competition Friday, May 20 at 8 PM   Prospect Theater Project Reader’s Theater with a reception before the show and talk back after the show A Steady Rain 2 PM

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McHENRY EVENT CENTER, completely remodeled and refurbished, NMLS Lic. No. 637523 is known as the one of Modesto’s best venues for and Quinceañeras. The forLicensed by Department of Business Oversight under the Weddings California Residential Mortgage Lending Act. mer ELKS LODGE offers five rooms and two patios to accommodate from 15 to 1600 www.ScenicOaks.com people. Call and visit our site to choose the perfect room for  your event. McHENRY EVENT CENTER also provides rooms for Corporate Meetings, Service Clubs and Networking Non-Profit groups.  THE SEASONS CATERING provides dining services for both On-site and Off-site events. Call and consult with our Chef and your Event Coordinator to discuss your events Catering needs. Arrange a meeting at our location where you can sit down and relax among the decor of our elegant facility. No matter what your catering needs, we invite you to consider McHENRY EVENT CENTER and THE SEASONS CATERING for your special event. Our goal is to “Make Your Event Memorable...”

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Walk-ins welcome. Two seatings: SUNDAY May 8th at 10am & 12:00pm Full Brunch Buffet: Eggs Benedict, Carved Ham, Desserts, Chocolate Fountain, Fresh Fruits Galore, Salads, and Pastries. For $33.95: includes a complimentary Champagne & Mimosa. Additional Full NO-HOST Bar Service available. Live background Music.

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By Brandon Dodge, Kimoto Sake & Sushi

Mother’s Day! By Dana Johnson

Here’s to all the wonderful Mothers who go that extra mile, wear that comforting smile, and often get lost in the laundry pile! For me, I’m thinkin’ Mike’s Grillhouse and the Mother’s Day Buffet. YES! You read that correctly… Buffet is the “special” of this highly celebrated day! That’s right; it’s not a day for skinny jeans, a pencil skirt, or a corset! Mike’s Grill House’s Mother’s Day Buffet (another way to say Dana~licious dining & grazing extravaganza!) will be open at 11am to 9pm. Brunch, lunch, and dinner will feature many of the same items such as fresh (being the keyword), fruits, garden salads, sautéed veggies, and French baguettes. Also Mike’s signature sliced sirloin w/ a cabernet mushroom sauce, chicken scaloppini, penne pasta w/ a sun-dried tomato sauce, mashers, and rice pilaf! Then a parade of desserts! Where will we find room for the brownies, cookies, cheesecake bites, lemon squares, and tasty melt~aways? In my purse to go? Oh sorry, that’s not right! Champagne, beer, and wines like McManis, Gallo, J-Vineyards, Kendall-Jackson, and many more fine selections can be found on their wine list will be available for purchase. Don’t spread this around but it’s only $23.95 per adult & $12.95 for 12yrs. & under! Mike Nelson really must appreciate all the wonderful Mothers to be so generous! Thank you!! Mike and his beautiful wife Shelly have been married almost 9 years. They have 2 children; Ava Mary, age 6 who I was fortunate to meet and take pictures of her sunny & bright smile. Son, Cash age 4, was at school during my awesome visit. Mike and Shelly are smart enough to make time to still have “date night” and they love to dine at Dewz! Mike has been in the restaurant business for 32 years and by year 35 he’d like to spend more time raising his children and doing some restaurant consulting opposed to owning & running such a successful restaurant that requires a commitment of what seems like 8 days a week! During my dining experience I was surprised and delighted to see how much attention and time both Mike & Shelly give to their patrons. Not only are they making sure all the guests are

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taken care of, but I watched them bussing tables even while they have full staff, impressive! Regular menu has at least 5 fresh fish selections daily from Aloha Seafood, (owner is a Modesto native), hand-cut steaks, Mike’s baby back ribs boiled in beer, sautéed scallops, mandarin chicken salad, soups, salads, wraps, burgers, chicken fried steak (grilled, not fried), and banana fosters (flambéed!) My NY steak sandwich was trimmed to Dana~licious perfection, the homemade asparagus soup I had to fight my daughter Scarlett over, and the slaw had raisins like mine! Scarlett also devoured the chicken club wrap! Next time, pesto chicken sandwich for me! Bread note, all from Max’s in Fresno made with SF yeast!!! Mmmmm! Modesto View signature question; Beatles or Stones? Mike, “It would have to be the Beatles” then he said “I’m sorry.” Well, I’m sorry that Mike works so dang hard that he’s been missing out on the incredible Rolling Stones!  

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for Mother’s Day!

All Mothers! Take the day off! They will survive somehow! Cook nothing! Wash nothing! Clean nothing! Pick up after no one! Drive no one anywhere! Use their headphones for  a change! Book in advance a spa day! Check into Modesto’s Doubletree & order room service! Make your own recipe to ensure you enjoy your special day!

Happy, Happy Mother’s Day!

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izing.  It’s like watching a conductor leading a symphony, but with booze. Ok, maybe more like a mad scientist, but if you really want to see some magic; and some of my fellow bartenders will probably hate me for saying this, but walk into your favorite bar and order a Bloody Mary. Why the Bloody Mary you ask? Because according to science, it’s the world’s most complex cocktail.  Dr. Neil C. Da Costa, an expert on the chemical analysis of flavors, recently said in his presentation at the American Chemical Society “from the standpoint of flavor chemistry, you’ve got a blend of hundreds of flavor compounds that act on the taste senses. It covers almost the entire range of human taste sensations — sweet, salty, sour and umami or savory — but not bitter.”  While primarily being known as a breakfast or brunch appropriate alcoholic drink, Bloody Marys are the source of many other disputes. From the exact origin, whether it be Paris in the 1920s, or America in the 1930s, to how it got it’s name, a reference to Queen Mary I of England, the actress Mary Pickford, or a waitress from a bar in Chicago. The biggest dispute seems to be what it takes to make a great one. Luckily I’ve been told I make a pretty good one and might be able to be of some service. According to the IBA, International Bartenders Association, a Bloody Mary consists of: 3 parts vodka, 6 parts tomato juice, 1 part lemon juice,  2 to 3 dashes of Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco, celery salt and pepper.  In his report Dr. Da Costa tells us that chemically, the

Bloody Mary is a “highly unstable” concoction, and the quality tends to deteriorate quickly. This means ditch the pre-mix and make it fresh!  By using the freshest ingredients such as a good quality tomato juice, the drink will retain its deep, rich flavors. Also according to the good doctor, because of those bold flavors, the vodka’s flavor is often masked and choosing premium vodka doesn’t matter.  Personally I like to infuse the actual vodka with a selection of handpicked spices or occasionally bacon as a secret ingredient for a traditional style Bloody Mary. However at Kimoto Sake and Sushi we use Japanese spices, fresh ginger and wasabi for a variation called the” Kasai”. The possibilities are endless. Just remember whatever you do, make sure to use plenty of ice because serving Bloody Mary’s on ice helps to slow down the chemical reactions involving acids in tomato juice and other ingredients that degrade the taste; and  that a brunch without booze, is just a sad, late breakfast.

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GRAFFITI

W IE V E R P r e m m u S i Graffit

By Chris Murphy

Whomp bom a lu bop a whomp bam boom! This is the beat of classic rock and roll and Modesto USA felt that beat every weekend

night when kids from all over central California used to cruise downtown Modesto on historic 10th and 11th Streets. Modesto USA was a classic American city and it remains classic today. Where were you in ’62? Where were you in ’47? Where were you in ’53 ’65, ’79, ’83 or ’92?  Modesto has an amazing history.  No matter where you go, or what current events happen, one thing sets Modesto apart from every city in the entire universe; Modesto USA is the home of American Graffiti.  Modesto is home to the people and places that created the stories that George Lucas told in his amazing ‘1973 movie.    The Modesto Historic Cruise Route of 10th and 11th streets in downtown was where it all began and people around the world know Modesto.  This is exciting and it should make every Modestan feel proud.  Take some time and walk the cruise route and check out the 25 history kiosks with links to videos of our local legends.  www.modestocruiseroute.com  Graffiti Summer is coming soon to Modesto USA.  Some of the events kick off the very first day of June and you don’t want to miss them.  www.graffitisummer.com

Graffiti Summer 2016 Fri & Sat nights, A&W Root Beer, Classic Car Show Wed nights, Velvet Creamery, Classic Car Show June 4,4:30pm, American Graffiti film, State Theatre June 5, 9am-3pm, McHenry Village, 11th Annual Graffiti Classic Car Show June 6, 5pm-8pm, Mid-Valley Chevy Club, American Chevrolet June 7, 5pm-8pm, Mid-Valley Chevy Club, Vintage Faire Mall June 8, 5pm-8pm, Mid-Valley Chevy Club, Downtown Modesto June 8, 7pm Graffiti Cruise Route Presentation, 10th St Plaza June 9, 5pm-8pm, Mid-Valley Chevy Club, Cool Hand Luke’s June 9, 8pm, Graceada park, MoBand Concert in the Park June 10, 6:30pm, Official Kiwanis Classic Car Parade, Downtown Modesto June 10, 9pm-11pm, Elvis Tribute Extravaganza, 10th Street Plaza June 11, 8pm, Kingsmen Surfaris & Token, Gallo Center for the Arts June 11, 9am-5pm & 12th 9am-3pm, American Graffiti Car Show & Festival, Municipal Golf Course June 17 & 18 all day, 23rd Annual Back to Graffiti at Fruit Yard June 18, 4pm, Sing-a-long Grease film, State Theatre June 18, 10am-10pm, Graffiti Summer Block Party, 10th St Plaza June 18, 7:05pm, Modesto Nuts Graffiti Night, John Thurman Field June 26, 7am-10am breakfast, 9am-3:30pm, 9th Annual Rod & Custom Car Show, Elks Lodge

Legends of the Cruise – Walk of Fame

Every visitor to Modesto can experience the Historic Cruise Route and see our Walk of Fame.  The 2016 inductees will be honored on June 8 at 6 pm with the Mid Valley Chevy Club and our local legends.  These new markers will be in the sidewalk along 10th St beginning in front of the Brenden Cinema.  The Walk of Fame celebrates the people that were the inspiration of the movie American Graffiti and George Lucas’ childhood.  The mission of the Walk of Fame is to highlight the character and history of Modesto and educate and illuminate these stories to own citizens and visitors alike. Chris Murphy and ModestoView are the creators of the Cruise Route and the Walk of Fame.  Take a walk on the walk of fame and enjoy the historic cruise route.  www.modestocruiseroute.com Graffiti Summer Calendar Highlights It will be an action packed summer here in Modesto USA.   These are just some of the epic events that celebrate our American Graffiti history.  Get more info at our amazing local event calendar.   www.modestoview.com The Movie that Started Everything State Theatre of Modesto is celebrating American Graffiti with root beer floats and their annual screening of American Graffiti June 4 starring Ron Howard, Harrison Ford, and many more. With admission at $3 and the State’s now-famous root beer floats at just $3, bring the entire family. Dress up in your best duds, go out and enjoy. Doors open at 3 pm with the film starting at 4:00 pm. For additional information visit www.thestate.org.  Take Graffiti With You  Get cool t-shirts, mugs, towels, and posters to celebrate! Modesto Graffiti USA has the cool gear to keep your memories and cruisin’ dreams alive all year long.  www.modestograffitiusa.com Stop by and see our cool ModestoView Diner at 1220 J St and you can check out the Graffiti USA stuff.  Great gifts for your friends and profits support Peer Recovery and Hope Haven West.  

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Shakespeare

E FRE

Have lunch with The Bard on Fridays and Sundays May 1 through May 15

TOO LATE (UR)

Modern-day noir crime drama shown only on 35mm Opens Fri. May 6 at 4 p.m.

CITY OF GOLD (Doc) Food critic Jonathan Gold explores the L.A. food scene Opens Fri. May 6 at 7 p.m.

THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY (NR) Stars Jeremy Irons and Dev Patel as a mathematical genius Opens Fri. 5/13 at 7:30 p.m.

Modesto Film Society presents

THE LADY FROM SHANGHAI (1947) Orson Welles falls under Rita Hayworth’s spell Sun. May 15 at 2 p.m.

COMING IN JUNE AMERICAN GRAFFITI (PG-) Rock ‘n’ Roll and root beer floats Admission $3 Sat. Jun. 4 at 4 p.m.

SING-A-LONG GREASE (PG-13) Join the Pink Ladies and T-Birds for summer love Admission $5 Sat. Jun. 18 at 4 p.m.

Box Office 12-3pm M-F (209) 527-4697 • www.thestate.org

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ARCHITECTURE Future of Modesto’s downtown is bright by Barrett Lipomi

May Movies

We are in a very exciting time for Modesto and the revitalization of our downtown. Our city has been victim to a down economy most of the past decade watching local business close and storefronts vacated.  However, there is positive change happening now.  Over the past couple of years we have seen new restaurants, shops and business move into downtown…and succeed.  As existing buildings fill up, it allows for new growth and development within the downtown core.  This a great opportunity that doesn’t come along often, and if carefully planned and executed, is a chance to improve the architecture and livability of Modesto for generations to come.  There is often the classic “chicken or the egg” discussion that comes up when debating what is the catalyst for improving our downtown.  The chicken and the egg being which comes first: housing or more retail.  I can see merit to both sides of the argument, but feel housing downtown is a real need. Ultimately a successful downtown will include mixed-use projects that incorporate both new retail and housing into their development.  In the coming years we need to be diligent not to repeat past mistakes and as community push

for projects that will elevate design and quality of life. Budgetary spreadsheets and pro formas don’t tell the whole story about what is appropriate to be developed within our community.  Design, context and sustainability should be at the center of each project. There are many great resources within Modesto including the Downtown Improvement District, Chamber of Commerce and now

the Modesto Downtown Partnership, among others. The more I have become involved in community and downtown organizations, the more optimistic I am about the future of our city.  There is a real movement happening and I continue to meet more and more people with passion for our community.  So I encourage you to become involved now to ensure a beautiful downtown for the future.

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UNPLUGGED by Aaron Rowan Intimacy, Originality, Reciprocity - the tripartite motto of Modesto Unplugged. We have just wrapped our finest festival yet, and don’t have much happening in May, so I shall devote this column to talking about the stellar MUMF team members I work with, and our mission. Modesto Unplugged was formed to present the widest spectrum of live acoustic music, with a focus on intimate and listening-friendly settings. Whenever possible, we prefer small theater spaces, art galleries, etc. - any space free from the distractions of a restaurant/bar setting. We’re less fancy than the larger arts centers of the region, but with no less incredible talent, having featured Grammy winners, national champions of various instruments, and a number of standing ovation earners. When selecting our programming, original music is an important factor we look at. Unless we’re featuring bluegrass/old-time or world music (both of which we love, and which naturally involve a

plethora of traditional songs), we avoid cover acts in favor of quality original songwriters. The third cardinal virtue of Modesto Unplugged, reciprocity, is the most important, and it’s the main quality we look for when inviting a new team member to join us. It is crucial for local songwriters and presenters alike to attend and support each other’s events, rather than just their own. This is something I’d like to see much more widely practiced in our local scene. As jazz player Lennie Tristano said, “Sometimes the hippest thing you can do is not play at all. Just listen.” For us, it is all about the pure love of music. I’ve been very proud to know and work with these people over the past few years. Our current local team includes: Tina Driskill, curator of the superior Sunday Afternoons At CBS concert series; Sam Regalado, performing songwriter and our West Coast touring ambassador; Patty Castillo Davis, a MAMA Award-winning songwriter and senior cantor who once sang for the Pope himself; Marcos Alvira, area activities vice president of the California Bluegrass Association; Rhonda Hicks and Donna Phillips, board members of the Modesto Community Concert Association; Evan & Marie Maxfield, multi-talented

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orchestra performers and conductors; Lisette Sims, staff member of Townsend Opera and an amazing singer-songwriter; Rachel Roseman, our ambassador to family/school programs; and our current tech staff - sound runner extraordinaire Mark Oesau, and photographer Patricia Sears, who has won many a ribbon for her sweet shots, and who boasts a phenomenal collection of signed artist photos she takes different music festivals, most notably Hardly Strictly Bluegrass. These are some of the busiest musical movers of our area, and yet have always impressed me by being among the most likely to show up and support. And I’ve spent many a night in the audience enjoying the lovely music which they

have to offer. They have all helped to shape the Modesto Unplugged programming, and lead it down new sonic pathways. Our one event this month worth mentioning is the latest in our ‘Music At The GMC’ concert series at the Gottschalk Music Center. Saturday May 7, we feature world-music harp master Amelia Romano along with the sitar and banjo looping sounds of Strange Bird this month. Come by for an ethereal evening of inspired sounds from around the globe in the cozy Gottschalk Music Center recital hall (entrance at 1502 E St.) Doors at 7:00, music at 7:30. $15 general or free for kids 12 and younger. Visit www. modestounplugged.com for more info.

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INTER Lonny Davis is a man on a mission, a smile on his face and a vision on how to make mobility available to so many that need it all over the far reaches of the globe. Hope Haven West is a fantastic local organization that delivers wheelchairs of all kinds, specifically made for people in developing countries.  From Honduras, Ecuador to Guatemala and this year even Vietnam, 100% of funds contributed to Hope Haven go directly to placing people in much needed wheelchairs.  These chairs change lives, and offer mobility to many that have never had it before. These chairs can make the difference between a life of poverty and early death and a successful life.     Lonny is the owner of the Davis Guest Home on Hatch Rd.  He has vast experience with the needs and situations of the mentally ill, and the old and failing. He is lending his experience to the Focus on Prevention programs and is an avid and dedicated Rotarian, a member of the Ceres Rotary. Lonny also believes in fun.  Fun, in the way to raise money for Hope Haven and many other local organizations.   As a former wild child in the summer of love, he followed in his family footsteps operating the guest home. He made connections in the 60’s and 70’s with famous musicians in recovery like Barry McGuire, (The Eve of Destruction) and others.  His organization Uncle Lonny presents has produced shows by Marty Stuart, Roger McGuinn, Lawrence Taylor, It’s a Beautiful Day and even a “Day on The Green”. Now, he has created “The Portal” at the home of Hope Haven West, hosting music events that are closely guarded by the elder group of Portalarians, an X Wing Fighter and Marvin the Martian.   Just who is this Lonny Davis?    ModestoView:  You had a very interesting past.  How did you get from the Summer of Love to taking over the family business of Davis Guest Home?     Lonny Davis: No one truly escaped the Summer of Love, we remain, “Waging Heavy Peace”.  That said, at age 19 I experienced a spiritual collision, stimulating a character transformation and recalibration of my worldview.  My friends were convinced that I had gotten hold of some bad acid.  A stint in the army, ten years on the road with McGuire (Barry) and a bunch of spiritual renegades called the Agape Force, before my path led back to Modesto and the family business (Davis Guest Homes). 

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The Amazing Lonny Davis

  MV: How did you become connected with Hope Haven?  LD: Sixteen years ago, a friend invited me to a sleepy little village in Mexico where he and a team were assisting the disabled poor.  I witnessed the impact that mobility brought to individuals who had been abandoned to back rooms, or spent their days dragging themselves through the unpaved roads of their village.  I knew I had to help.    MV: Why did you decide to combine your love of music with creative fundraising?  LD: Did I mention that you never truly escape?  Everybody loves a party, what better way to celebrate life than getting together with friends, breaking bread, enjoying an adult beverage and listening to some great guitar licks?  Those who have sponsored our “Uncle Lonny Presents” productions have become the financial life-blood for Hope Haven West and our work with the disabled poor.  Shows like “Livingston Taylor” at the State Theater were an example of the quality of music experience we are committed to provide our supporters. 

MV:  How many people have been fitted with a Hope Haven chair? LD: Based upon the number of distributions we have completed, we calculate that we will distribute chair number 10,000 early this year.  Hope Haven West remains “on track” to provide around 1000 chairs annually to the disabled poor with the assistance of our partners in the developing world.    MV:  You are an amazing volunteer, what is it that makes you want to serve others in the way? LD:  I am not sure there is any virtue in what I am doing, honestly I have never been more fulfilled or energized in my entire life.  I am writing this interview response at 4am, preparing to jockey a 26-foot Penske rental truck to the North Bay where we are scheduled to pick up dozens of discarded wheelchairs to be refurbished by prisoners in vocational rehab programs.  The old adage that it is “more blessed to give than receive” resonates in my soul.    MV:   Tell me about your most amazing chair delivery moment? LD:  There are so many.  Each day of each

by Chris Murphy distribution is filled with nonstop life-altering moments for both our volunteers and for the disabled poor and their families.  One that pops into mind is a little girl from the high Andes in Peru.  Brought to our seating clinic from an orphanage operated by “Sister of Mercy” nuns (think Mother Theresa) this five-year-old angel was blind and paralyzed from the waist down (her parents had poisoned and abandoned her at birth in a trash bin).  We were privileged to fit this little angel into her first complex rehab wheelchair.  One of our group was listening to music on her IPhone and introduced our little survivor to rock and roll (did I mention we never escape)?  Mesmerized by rock and roll, energized and enchanted with new-found mobility, we sent our angel back to her home in the Andes filled with hope, promise and the joy of discovery.     MV:  What is your inspiration for the Portal? LD: Inspiration?  If you ask my wife, she would assure you that I truly am irrevocably mad.  I am sure that she is tempted to give credence to the “bad acid” theory I mention above. Me, I just invoke the Deity and move on.   MV:  What role does music play in a vibrant community? LD:  I just read an article by James Fallows in Atlantic magazine.  Fallows lists eleven signs of “A city that succeeds”, he includes “Craft Beer” (I’m not making this stuff up) and a “Vibrant Downtown” - that formula includes live music.  Modesto has a great tradition of contributing to the national music scene (arguably the home of rock-a-billy).  We can build on this… Just sayin’.      MV:   What is one of your service goals you hope to achieve? LD: I would hope that one day before I pass through the “Great Portal” I might contribute to the reduction of homeless mentally ill on the streets of our city.  I envision a community enabled, and empowered, to provide compassionate custodial care to those suffering from mental illness.  I am convinced, we can do better.     MV:   How does your wife keep up with all that you are doing? LD:  Really good drugs - no, just kidding.  My wife (Lisa) is very long-suffering, patient, and persistent in insisting that I take care of

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myself. She also is a fitness freak, in excellent condition, able to run circles around me, and one of the most disciplined people I know.  Lisa has been with me on everyone of the wheelchair distributions Hope Haven West has completed.  Amazing woman.   MV:   Who would you most like to play at the Portal? LD:  Neil Young   MV:   Do you think Marvin the Martian is adequate security?  LD: Nobody in their right mind is gonna screw with this manic Martian.  Sucker will vaporize any fool that jumps bad or gets out of control at The Portal.    MV:   How can people get involved and support Hope Haven West? LD: Many paths to enlightenment (or in this case “service”) grasshopper.   1.  Show up at the warehouse, 1324 Coldwell Ave, Tuesday through Saturday 8am - 4pm.  2.  Get on the mailing list: hopehavenwest@ gmail.com or unclelonnypresents@gmail.com 3.  Join us on a wheelchair distribution (information regarding available service projects in the developing are posted regularly through email or on our web site at www.hopehavenwest.com)   

MV: Describe your ideal Modesto day? LD: I am so boring, up at 4am - reading, work (this is what I really like to do).  Evenings, great to share a meal with friends at one of Modesto’s fine eating establishments; Dewz, La Morenita, Pauls Rustic Pizza (if you can find him) - the list could go on forever.  Top that off with a show at The State or The Gallo, or that incredible new place, what is it?  Oh yeah, The Portal.   Of course in the summertime, everything gets trumped by our San Francisco Giants.  Turn on the game, break out the popcorn and yell our lungs out at every injustice...   MV:   Our signature question,  Beatles or Stones?  LD: Really tough question - Ouch - OK - Beatles, no Stones, wait, maybe, I mean Beatles, arghhh     The Portal and Hope Haven West is located at 1324 Coldwell @ Tully in Modesto  To get more information about upcoming events:  www.unclelonnypresents.com  

The Portal will be hosting a new local band music showcase on May 14. Event is free, and local bands perform from 3 – 8 pm

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BIG

Spring

FESTIVALS! Free Comic Book Day • Saturday May 7th, 10am-4pm Bonanza Books & Comics, 2308 McHenry Ave, Modesto

by Brandilyn Brown

Free comics to all who attend while supplies last! Marvel & DC Comic characters available for photo ops, and the 501st Legion will in force! There will also be characters from the groups Central Valley Cosplayers and ModestoCon. Comic artists will be available for doodles and other art including Ethen Beavers, Patrick Barr, Jeremiah Perkins, Adam Harris. Come out and have a great family-fun time!

46th Patterson Apricot Fiesta June 3rd, 4th & 5th Center Circle Plaza, Patterson The biggest West-side shindig that happens all year! Arm wrestling tournaments, parade, live music, crafts & vendors, firefighters challenges, bake-offs, fireworks, games, and an apricot eating contest! You are not going to find this much awesome fun packed into one event until next year! You can get the full schedule of events at apricotfiesta.com.

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Oakdale Chocolate Festival • May 21st 9am-6pm & 22nd 9am-5pm At the junction of Highway 120 and 108 at Wood Park A fun-packed family event with over 200 vendors: unique arts & crafts, a Chocolate Avenue (fudges, truffles, chocolate ice cream, chocolate cheese cake, etc.), a variety of food to satisfy every palate (giant onion rings, Lockeford Sausage, funnel cakes, smoothies, Chinese and the all American favorite hot dogs), and Specialty Merchandise & Services. The Fun Run 5K and 1M, will be held on Saturday morning at 8am, and the Classic Car Show will take place both days. Tickets are $6 at the gate for adults, $5 seniors and children under 12 are free with an adult. Bring a canned good to gate for $1 off admission.

Lemonade Day • May 21st 11am-2pm • 15th Street, between G & H Streets Presented by Datapath and Center for Human Services, Lemonade Day Modesto is a FREE, city-wide educational program and event that teaches youth the entrepreneurial skills necessary to start, own, and operate their own business—a lemonade stand. Through the provided educational materials and community workshops, youth learn about how to start a business, but just as important, learn valuable life skills, such as leadership, collaboration, responsibility, and teamwork. Youth learn to set a goal, make a plan, and work their plan to achieve their dreams. In the process, they experience a new level of confidence, and some for the first time, see new possibilities for their future. After registering and completing educational materials, youth participants bring their stand and lemonade to sell at Lemonopolis – a city block in Downtown Modesto where our community comes to buy lemonade and support our young entrepreneurs. Visit lemonadedaymodesto.com for more information and to register.

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Ride Modesto

Let’s make this easy. Modesto is a flat city. I think the net elevation change from east to west

Modesto may be about five feet. Simply put, the biggest hill you have to climb are the overpasses over the freeway.  Modesto should most certainly be a bike town, but there is so much more to it than just putting in bike lanes.  We need people to understand that bikes are part of the road network.   And bikes need to follow the rules of the road.   We need safe places to park bikes and there are good things happening as we roll out the new artistic and regular bike racks.  Businesses should make it easy to ride, city planners need to connect the gaps in our trail network and motorists and cyclist need to respect each other.   Most of all, we need to make sure that cycling is easy, affordable and safe.    As kids, bikes were our freedom and in the current age of child safety, sadly we have lost some of this freedom.  But it is time to get our freedom back and create safe routes to schools and better bike racks, better local bike trails, bike parks and create a cycling friendly city from recreation, to racing to commuting.  Awareness is needed from both cyclists and noncyclists. So May is “National Bike Month”  and let’s take one big change and embrace this opportunity to be a bike city.   There are many weekly rides to go on, you don’t have to spend a billion bucks on a good race bike, cycling is the way to fitness if, like me, you have torn up your knees from years of abuse. Do you need a car at work?  Could you ride?  Have you check out the route you would take.  The new bike lanes on College, although controversial, are really quite good and the new connection we have from East to West campus is solid.  It starts with your first ride to the store, maybe the farmer’s market, or even a bike ride to school.   So get your bike spiffed  up, whether it is a cruiser, fixie, racing bike or just a clunker, it is all good when you are on you bike.  Even if you never put on spandex racing shorts, get out and take a spin and enjoy the world around you.   But please, wear a helmet.   

Ride for Mom – May 7 This annual tradition was started 5 years ago by local attorney Bob Fores as a tribute to his mom Jinx, who passed away after a second battle with cancer.    It will be held on the day before Mother’s Day, Saturday, May 7, 2016 and staged at Johansen High School in Modesto. The 10, 35 and 77 mile rides all include rest stops and support, swag and lunch. In addition, the RFM Organizing Team will be hosting early check-in and a pre-ride social event on Friday, May 6, 2016 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at McHenry Village in Modesto. http://rideformom.com/  

Amgen Tour of California Team Layover – May 18

Modesto has been a fantastic host city for the Amgen Tour in the past and this year, we are providing the racers a stop over as the race transisitons into the central valley. Hopefully, this will help us slot of position as a finish city in 2017.  Head to the Modesto Center Plaza and check out the team pits, watch the crews clean the bikes and team will be dining all over town.  This is pro cycling and you should check it out on the evening of May 18th.

Bike to Work Day – May 19 You can meet Modesto’s new Mayor and ride to work.   Meet up at Village Baking company on May 18 at 6:30 and join  cyclists from all over as they commute to work via bicycle.  We all need to do this more often. If we had good share car and community bike program, it would be even cooler.  There will be prizes, and morning snacks in 10th St Plaza. From 6:30 – 8:30 am

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Let’s go to the races

by Chris Murphy

The Modesto Criterium has been a part of downtown Modesto for over 30 years. ModestoView publisher Chris Murphy, then a college student at CSU Stanislaus restarted the long gone Tour de Graceada in 1983 and there has been racing on the big wide streets of downtown Modesto ever since.   There will be two races on this weekend.  You won’t want to miss the high-speed thrill action of a Criterium when you see the cycles speeding by on a short figure 8 loop in downtown Modesto.   Lots of great viewing spots and there will be high speed sprints at the finish line.  On Sunday, the racers will take to the farmlands west of Modesto with a start line on Hall Road off Kiernan.   For a full schedule on all of the Nor Cal races where local cyclists will compete http://www.ncnca.org/allevents  

May 21 Downtown Modesto

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Family Cycling Festival May 21 Fun, games, and big giant aerial BMX tricks will keep the whole family entertained. Get safety items, tips and even helmet and gear information and samples.   It’s never too early to start safe cycling.  Downtown Modesto all day long in front of the Courthouse and Gallo Center.  Remember to ride your bike to the festival.  Great family fun: Lemonade Day, Bike Races and the Farmer’s Market all downtown. 

Ride with the Stanislaus County Bike Club There really is no excuse to start becoming a solid cyclist. There are so many different levels and distances of rides.  There are some friendly fun fitness rides and some good fast rides. See: stancobike.org for group ride and support info   Here are some other resources Central Valley Cruisers:  https://www.facebook.com/ groups/341903062634438/ Modesto Area Bike Rides: https://www.facebook.com/ModBikes?fref=ts Eternal Rascals B.C.: https://www.facebook.com/ EternalRascalsBikeCrew?fref=ts Booze Cruisers: https://www.facebook.com/pages/BoozeCruisers/643981945745822?fref=ts Rolling relics: www.facebook.com/rolling.relics See: facebook.com/OakdaleBicycleShop/ for rides of various levels starting in Oakdale. See: funsportsbikes.com for rides starting at their McHenry Village location. See: cyclemastersinc.com for rides starting at their Turlock location

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May is rad month for me. I was born in May, my pool opens in May, we start bbq’ing in May. The weather starts getting good but most importantly to me, it means it’s Mother’s Day and this month is all about mom’s in our scene. I was born the day before Mother’s Day and it’s always been an important day for me and my mom. In June 2004 I lost my mom in a fire and I would not be the music lover I am with out her and I’d like to spotlight some moms that make or have made our scene what it is today.  Ask a musician who supported them the most while learning their craft and odds are they say “my mom”  My waaaaay better half, Nikki Thomas of Kat Country 103 fame is a great example of this. Even though her daughter lives in North Carolina she takes time every day to listen to Hayley to play guitar via FaceTime and when she is here, Hayley is the guest of honor to just about every musical talent she enjoys, especially KISS!! Their bond comes from being a musical family.  There is a group of ladies here in Modesto that is another great example, and I call them the nightmare moms!  When the band Perfect Nightmare arrived on our scene, their moms were all in the front, braving drunks and mosh pits to see the kids play! Mari’s mom is always right up front at every show with her video camera.  Stephanie’s mom, Francine can be seen with her family at every major rock show in the area (saw her at Volbeat last month) and former drummer Collin’s mom Amanda went on tour to Peru with his new band X Method! There are tons of examples of rad moms in our scene!!  Andrea Rush is a proud mother of five and quite possibly the mother of our scene.  Jennifer Allsup has always been a huge supporter of her son Eli’s many projects!

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Eemjay Bell does makeup for Nothing But Losers and her two daughters love local metal. Jenna of Brutal Innocence loves bringing her young son to metal shows as much as she can. Jamie Salazar is a proud mom of two and on the weekends she belts out brutal death metal with her husband Joe as the singer of Bavmorda. Sylvia Spinnakers works hard every weekend to support her son at Spinnaker’s and she gets him band shirts every show she can! Rocky at the Other Place is another mom that is becoming one of our scenes favorite bartenders! I can go on all day and probably write a book about it, but most of all I just want to say Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms in our music scene! Without you we couldn’t do what we do. Happy Mother’s Day! MikeV

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about every day of the week. The Whiskey Barrel Saloon and Blackwater Cafe in Stockton have expanded into new genres and doing more shows. Gottschalk’s Music,the Twisted Pig and Tilted Turtle in Modesto are also having more live music. Don’t forget Deva, Queen Bean, Minnie’s, Nino’s, P.Wex’s, Barkin’ Dog and all the other places that continue to let live music thrive.  Music is alive, and will grow strong again but it needs you to support it.  Show your support for your favorite Venues, Promoters, Comedians, Bands and Events by letting us know who you think deserves a Modesto Area Music Award this year. Email mamarecords209@gmail.com

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ROCKABILLY Ferocious Females in Rockabilly by Jennifer Allsup

Early pioneers of Rockabilly didn’t always run completely smooth. Women started making great strides in the early 50’s to be recognized for their talents. These women had the ambition to succeed in this genre of music. Women like Lorrie Collins started young and were very skilled.  She started playing with her little brother Larry.  A bit down the road Lorrie started dating Ricky Nelson for a short time, until she met Johnny Cash’s manager Stu Carrell and they got married.  Lorrie  has the hit “Mercy” back in 1958. Charline Arthur was another  women with impact.  She stood out from your basic stereotype female performer.  Charline traveled with a medicine show playing eight different instruments.  Women wore dresses on stage when performing back in those days, but not

Charline. Pants seemed to be more fitting for her style.  She had the moves before Elvis came along, shakin’ that leg and thrusting her hips.  Charline would sing rolling around on the stage floor.  Sadly. Charline never made it into the mainstream of Rockabilly despite all her efforts.  She continued to keep recording various songs like “Hello Baby”.   Oh, the talents of a young Latina singer Rosie Flores.  With a background of Western Swing and honky tonk it all made perfect since  she was from Texas.  Rosie¨ was in a cow punk band called Screaming Sirens¨ before she embarked on her solo career. “Crying Over You” put Rosie on the charts in country in 1987.  Today, Rosie continues to perform and produce her music. One of my most favorites and possibly yours too is Wanda Jackson¨ The Queen of Rockabilly.  Wanda was born in Oklahoma moved to Bakersfield Ca.  and she played up and down the central valley and discovered the music of Bob Wills and others.   In 1952, her

family moved back to Oklahoma where Wanda met and was mentored Elvis Presley who suggested that she sing Rockabilly. They dated briefly.   In the past couple of years Wanda recorded with Jack White who is a musical entrepreneur that is kicking butt with musical adventurers.  Wanda and her stage presences has not changed.   She is still tearing it up with her performances.  Remember, women are powerful, whether in music. motherhood  or  any another task we

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and dancing. Show from 7 to 10:00 PM with food and drink available in an all age venue. tender shoots, seedlings, some blessed rain and Call the Dog for reservations: 572-2341.  If you mosquitoes! Know I’m preaching to the choir play come on down and sit in with the best but unless you own stock in mosquito repellant musicians in the area, it’s going to be smoking drain all standing water, wear repellant when The Gallo Center for the Arts for the month of out, and try not to let them get cha. While only May brings in: the mighty lady’s man, Michael a small percent of mosquitoes carry the west Bolton May 5th, the musical Joseph & the Nile virus, try to increase your percentages but Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat  May 7th, and not getting bit!  Plenty to do in the downtown 8th, country songstress Jewel May 15th. with music and the arts in store so get out Come back out for third Thursday Art Walk and check out the scene!, and bring your bug 5 to 9:00 PM for some great art, and music in repellant. the downtown! Lowdown on the jam session Blue Monday Party & Invitational Jam returns in the downtown: Barkin’ Dog Thursday night to the Barkin’ Dog Grill this May 9th with spejazz jams with Dave Dow, Queen Bean Sundays cial guest to be announced with 7-piece house open mike night also in an all age environment pencils, Band Ultra Lounge hosting. The Blue Monday and new jams on Sunday at the Tilted Turtle ol was The American Cancerguitar Society Relay For Life is a life-changinevent that helps Band features: lead vocalist, and bass on 9th. our community celebrate the lives of people who have battled can remember player Dave Sousa, Johnny Valdes guitar, Tim Remember please live venues loved ones lost, and fi ght back against the disease. Yoursupport asonsour forlocal getting nd clean Allen bass, vocals, DaveFor Hawks drums, Eric and involved in Relay Lifeon are as unique special as the story that motivates for live music and the arts. So take some time veloping you. &Because of your we are creating a world withmusic less and cancer and Benson Pat Governor keys,support, & horn section out to hear some live the arts of our time we moreRosenblum birthdays!Sax, This is a wonderful in Modesto and the track is lined with Andrew trumpet, and Jamie eventown town as well this month, think globally really incredible booths where teams show their support, sell crafts and food to ung out, Dubberly trombone.  The is band Jazz, luminary R& and act locally. raise funds. There an plays amazing walk at dusk that is mazingly powerle being B, Funk, Latin, Rock, and a little of everything ful. Please consider supporting this event, support teamout! or Eric just Benson, make a cell donaAll the best, apeace 209, The se are then type in918-7033. Modesto, CA elsetion. withwww.relayforlife.org special guests sitting in and for listening rtunities Club. We of good Did you wide are n’t have millions ould like to be a welcome memberl. If you onating, Karin at tion.

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A big brass band, in a bandshell, in a park, with food, drink, wine, and fun sounds like the perfect evening.  Add to this 3,000 of your best friends, blankets, and picnic baskets and you have a hall of fame slice of Americana, or Modestocana as we like to say.  June and July in Modesto’s Graceada Park bring the sights and sounds of the Modesto Band of Stanislaus County.   Yes this is MoBand.  It is our band, the sound of our city.  We have many fantastic festivals, X Fest, American Graffiti, Lucky Fest, but MoBand is the top of the pops.  There is really nothing like it.  The blankets are out early, the wine is ready, the picnics are made and the music starts at 8 pm, for six Thursdays.  MoBand has been going strong since 1919. BUT WAIT! There’s more...  Yes, Modesto, we have a national treasure.  How many of your friends in other cities have a huge community cultural event like this?  I’ll bet not many.  June 14 – Mancini Bowl Get your calendars out and plan your sumMoBand needs you. It takes a lot of time, mer.  effort and money to make MoBand happen and here is where you come in. Please The theme for the 2016  summer is TH come out and support Night at the Bowl on “We are Family” June 14th in Mancini Bowl.  There will be June 9 - “Rev it Up” restaurant sampling from Modesto’s best June 16 - “Big Ticket” eateries, wine and beer from Modesto’s June 23 - “Island Style” best wineries and breweries and music June 30 - “Pop Goes The 4th” from Third Party and the Highway 99 Band for your entertainment enjoyment. You can July 7 - “Prom Night”  even dance on the famous Mancini Bowl.  July 14 - “Encores and More” Tix are only $40

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by Earl Matthews Hello everyone! May is here and it’s time to get the lead out and get yourself out to some shows. This month is going to be a lot of fun with all kinds of great excuses to shake your caboose. Since you can already see all the show dates in the calendar I am going to tell you about the bands themselves this month. Jeramy Norris and the Dangerous Mood are a 3 piece rockin’ blues band out of Modesto and Stockton. These fellas are groovy and can keep you dancing all night. Jeramy’s kind sprit keeps the whole crowd engaged and coming back time and again. They have put out several CDs over the past few years and know more songs than just about any band I know. Plus they host the only weekly blues jam in the area, perfect place to join in the fun. Rob HIll Band is a Modesto favorite, playing a style of music the call Jazzy Blue. Which honestly sums up their sound wonderfully- it’s a mix of jazz, blues and a touch of Van Morrison. Rob and the boys can do big & danceable and they can do soft & moody. No matter what they are playing, it will be straight from the heart and full of soul. Mr. Shad Harris is going to be in town twice this month and I’m sure to be found at both shows. Shad plays with a few different groups in the Valley and in SF, including the world famous Doorslamers, house band at the Saloon in the Tenderloin. Shad’s band plays both classic and original blues with fun and feeling. Shad himself is quite a character on stage and can bust some great leads on the keyboard. Taj Mahal is going to be in Folsom this month, and I know it’s a bit of a drive, but if you haven’t seen him: do yourself a favor and go catch him. He is one of the greatest musicians of his generation and his musical flavor is so diverse that I truly believe that you could take anyone breathing on this planet to see him and they would love him. He is often sold as a blues artist but he truly is a world music artist, drawing on sounds and rhythms from around the world and sometimes other languages. He is one of my all-time favorite artists and if you take the time to check him out I bet he will be one of yours too. The Sunshines are making their Deva Cafe

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Taj Mahal debut this month. Featuring members of the Rob Hill Band playing very different music. Think 60’s and 70’s soul and r&b for your dancing pleasure. Tiffany Rose is just about the most natural down home country/folk singer we have in this whole area. Tiffany’s smile and energy are as real and as infectious as anything I have ever seen and when she sings you will know that she feels the spirit all the way down to her feet. Blues Box Bayou Box Band is bringing the sounds of the Louisiana swamps to central California. Their sound is high energy and positive. If you like to dance, this is your band. It’s a little odd to write about my own bands, but I will tell you short and sweet. The Poorhouse Millionaires is an acoustic project, mostly. We play whatever we want, classic country, blues, folk and sometimes gospel too. The Cryin’ Shame is is an electric blues band. Our goal is to keep your head bobbin and your feet movin’ all night long. I hope that gives you all an idea of some of the bands playing this month in the area and please feel free to contact me and let me know about who your favorite local blues and root bands are in the area. I don’t know everyone and I am always on the lookout for more events to showcase in the ModestoView. One final note: many of you over the years have had the pleasure of attending shows at Rick’s Saloon in Knight’s Ferry and you may have noticed that it has been closed down for some time now. Well that’s all going to change on Memorial Day weekend. Doors open 9 am every day and on Monday the 30th there will be a big old party to celebrate, music all day including yours truly and a bunch of others too. The new owners are planning on having live music as a staple, so keep your eyes open for more events to come. The party is all ages until 9pm so bring the whole family and enjoy the day.

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Back then there wasn’t all that much to do in Modesto if you were a teenager outside of school activities. Now that I’m an adult, the thought of playing tag in my teenage years may seem kind of silly, but that’s right up my alley since those of you who know me know that I am still a kid at heart. Friends, any one of our city playgrounds or especially middle and high school playgrounds can make a great outdoor gym regardless if you’re a Ninja poet or not. Here’s the challenge. I invite you to gather a

FIT Playground Fitness by Efren Martinez I got this great idea from a friend who’s a Ninja poet. He’s an English teacher by day and an awesome father and husband by night. In fact some of you may know him as Mr. Slam on Rye. Last year Sam Pierstorff had the opportunity to compete on a National TV series, American Ninja Warrior. Even though his spot didn’t air on TV, he was there giving it his all. From what I understand Sam’s idea to train for such a Ninja challenge didn’t take place in a gym but more so at a playground with his kids. As I traveled around Modesto one day, I noticed that our city has a great deal of fun parks with what could be challenging playground obstacle courses. This fitness idea isn’t really a new idea for me, it’s more of a deja vu memory. Back in high school, I and a few friends would head to Davis park at night and engage in a competitive game of tag. The rules were simple, if you got tagged you were it, and you couldn’t leave the sandbox area. I remember how chal-

Ninja Poet Sam Pierstorff works out at the playground while his daughter counts the reps  lenging it was to try and chase one another as we used the two upright forts as safe heavens. Whoever was “it”, would climb up the fort to try and catch the other before everyone would scatter down below. Throughout the sand box area we used everything, the swings, slides and other playground equipment all as a buffer. Our games use to go on for hours and by the time we were done playing tag, we were all pretty much exhausted with some great fitness done and under our belts. Thankfully, none of us got hurt as we would chase, run, climb and jump from heights as high as 8-10 feet. Honesty back in high school playing tag for fitness wasn’t the real reason why we did it.

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ALL AGES Life Changing Summer by Leia Johnson The end of the school year is approaching and there’s nothing I’d rather do than study for finals! The best way to get through the long grueling hours of preparing for exams is to spend some free time enjoying the good things in life. I’m especially excited about the new room at Escape Modesto. Along with their “King Tut’s Tomb” and “Prison Break” rooms, they now have CSI: Modesto. Piecing together the clues of a murder, and finding your way out of a locked room sounds like an hour well spent. As you may have concluded from my previous articles, I love the outdoors and I love my friends. Over spring break, my group all got together and went to the Farmer’s Market. It was a day filled with fresh fruit, flowers, and photos, and will continue as a tradition. Check it out on Thursday and Saturday mornings on 16th Street right next to the County Library. Speaking of fresh fruit starting in May, Blueberry Bluff will be open for picking. This is a fun way to get your hands a little dirty...and without a doubt a delicious way as well. For more information, visit www.blueberrybluff.com.   My typical picking companion and I decided that we had some much-needed summer shopping to do. What better place to shop than in each other’s closets? Whether it’s a sibling or a dear friend, there are so many things you may

no longer want, but maybe a friend would, and vice-versa. You can do the same trading with prom dresses, for those of you who don’t want to spend a ton of money on a one-night event. Another fun place to shop would be a local thrift store, I consider thrift store shopping to be hardcore treasure hunting. Despite all these cool things that I’ve suggested to you, I encourage every student to study hard so that you can have a great summer and a great life! Maybe coordinating study sessions at Queen Bean or the Library will help you get that much more “prepared”. Finally, here are some songs that will get me through the last quarter “Magic” by The Cars and “Don’t Stop” by Fleetwood Mac. My favorite song right now is Dooley Wilson’s “As Time Goes By”, from Casablanca. Both the song and the movie are wonderful. I hope everyone has a great May; I can’t believe how quickly the school year went! Much Love Motown!!

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internalized and impossible to forget? People who have experienced poverty and hardship can often not shake that feeling that they must be frugal even if there isn’t any reason to be so tight now. Sometimes the exact opposite is true, people who were poor before and worked hard to reverse their fortunes do whatever they can to share their abundance, often without expecting anything in return. And sometimes, a person is just born with a generous disposition. It’s a quality you either have or don’t have. Can one learn to become generous? May be So contrary to common belief generosity is not only limited to sharing money, gifts and belongings. One can be generous with one’s knowledge, talents, energy and patience for others, helping them even when it is difficult. Someone’s presence and attention can be enormously enriching, even transform us.  Then there is the kindness toward animals and plants as well as our concern for our planet, which also comes from a generous heart.   Another way of describing a giving person is to say he or she is “large”. Being the opposite of petty, this person has an open, bigger vision of life and will be more accepting and able to handle challenging and unfamiliar types of situations.  I think all in all that makes for a lot of generosity going around! For more info go to : taichi4modesto.com or call (209)572-4518

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YOUTH Lemonade Day Modesto is one of the greatest events we have for the kids of our community. It teaches youth the entrepreneurial skills necessary to start, own, and operate their own business—a lemonade stand. In addition, they learn basic business principles, team work, customer service skills, finance and marketing practices. Over the last few years that we’ve had Lemonade Day in Modesto, we’ve learned how to make it better for the kids involved every year – and this year especially.  This year Datapath and Center for Human Services have partnered together, hosting four separate registration events for participants to pick up their materials and get education on how to build a great lemonade stand business.

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Modesto Clean Comedy Competition? What do you think this contest is?

It’s a clean comedy competition. Yes, you read right, this is a competition to see who can make us laugh and keep it all clean.  Translate, no S or F-bombs and stuff that is really funny.  So which area comedians are up for the challenge?  Who can do it? We will be yukking it up at this event on May 20 is going to be hecka-funny. This is not just about clean comedy from some puritanical point of view, this is about making it big and getting famous.  If you want to get on Fallon, Kimmel or Colbert, ya gotta have 9 minutes of stomach-ache-laugh-inducing -gut-busting-comedy broadcast ready material.  Simple as that.    ModestoView and the Gallo Center for the Arts have teamed up to present the 2016 Clean Comedy Competition. Friday, May 20. “The ModestoView Clean Comedy Competition” will feature five comedians vying for a $500 prize and automatic entry into the Gallo Center’s seventh annual “Valley’s Got Talent” show on August 26 & 27 Jon Fox, producer of the San Francisco & Seattle Comedy Competitions will be one of the judges, so this is a shot at the big leagues. See you at the Gallo Center May 20  www.galloarts.org

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Enjoy Modesto Night Life! • Enjoy Responsibly May 1 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up A Dog Wedding Carnegie Arts Center Showcase Champagne Brunch Buffet Dead Man Walking FOE Breakfast Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Karaoke with Laura Kiwanis Chicken A-Go-Go Magic the Gathering Tournament Music Jam with Dancing and Free Potluck Queen Bean Open Mic Night Rob Hill Band Seniors Club Breakfast Tamale Festival Taming of The Shrew The Big Mix The Reluctant Dragon VFW Breakfast May 2 A Dog Wedding American Trivia with Uncle John Dance Exercise Class Heroclix Josh Rosenblum Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Maxi’s Happy Hour Modesto Nuts vs Lake Elsinore Mommy & Me Art Class Overreaters Anonymous Preschool Story Time Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Class WCPL Poker Mondays Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms Yugioh Tournament May 3 A Dog Wedding Anthony K Comedy Night Art Adventures Forever Young Dance Club Golden Valley Chorus Johnny & Kelly Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Maxi’s Happy Hour MISTLIN GALLERY SHOWCASE Modesto Nuts vs Lake Elsinore Mothers and Daughters Name That Tune NAMI Support Group Nick Campos Poetry Night at Queen Bean Poetry Open Mic Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Successful Thinkers Network Mtg Super Mario Smash Bros Tournament Sweet Open Talent & Mic Tilted Tuesdays w/DJ Tease Toastmaster Supper Club Trivia Tuesday Turlock Seniors Dance Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Jam Wiggle Worms Yoga with Rosa May 4 80s night/DJ Gully Board Game Night Carnegie Arts Center Showcase Creole Jazz Kings Figure Drawing Drop In Free QiGong Class Horseshoe tournament IE The Magician In One Accord Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Knit & Crochet Class Maxi’s Happy Hour May the Fourth Be With You Star Wars Celebration MISTLIN GALLERY SHOWCASE Modesto Nuts vs Lake Elsinore Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime Riverbank Golden Ages Studio Art Class The Price is Right LIVE Trax on Wax Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong Warhammer 40k WCPL Poker Wednesdays Wig Out Wednesdays Wiggle Worms Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday May 5 Beer Flight Night Carnegie Arts Center Showcase Casanova’s Night Club

Location Cruisers Gas Station, McHenry & Kiernan State Theatre, Modesto Carnegie Arts, Turlock Surla’s, Modesto Gallo Center for the Arts, Modesto Eagles Hall, 126 Camellia, Modesto Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Davis Park, Modesto Battlegrounds Gaming, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Deva Cafe, J St, Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry Ave. 2321 West Main, Turlock State Theatre, Modesto Crocodile’s, Modesto Carnegie Arts, Turlock VFW Hall 2801 W. Hatch Rd State Theatre, Modesto Rivets American Grill Salida Library Battleground Games, Modesto The Boardroom Ridgeway’s, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree 601 Neece Dr, Modesto Chartreuse Muse, Modesto Sutter Gould Office, McHenry Village Keyes Library First Methodist 16th St, Modesto Senior Citizen’s Center, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Modesto Library Modesto Library Battleground Games, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Cheroot Cigar Lounge, Modesto Chartreuse Muse, Modesto Modesto Senior Center Mancini Hall, Modesto Rivets American Grill Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Mistlin Gallery Modesto 601 Neece Dr, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Twisted Pig, Modesto Oakdale Library Maxi’s at Double Tree Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Ceres Library Denair Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Round Table Pizza, 3848 McHenry Battleground Games,Modesto 3014 4th St, Ceres Tilted Turtle, Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry Ave. P. Wexford’s, Modesto 11914 Cahill St, Turlock Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Modesto Library Patterson Library The Boardroom Battleground Games, Modesto Carnegie Arts, Turlock Shooter’s Pub & Grill Mistlin Gallery Modesto NTouch, Modesto Shively’s Bar & Grill, Oakdale Rivets American Grill Strings, Turlock Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Waterford Library Maxi’s at Double Tree The Boardroom Mistlin Gallery Modesto 601 Neece Dr, Modesto Sabatino’s, Modesto P. Wexfords Modesto Empire Library, 18 S. Abbie, Empire Keyes Library Keyes Library Newman Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library 3600Santa Fe St, Riverbank Chartreuse Muse, Modesto Turlock Community Theatre Speakeay, Modesto First Methodist 16th St, Modesto Battleground Games, Modesto Titled Turtle, Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Salida Library Redwood Café, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Redwood Cafe, Modesto Carnegie Arts, Turlock Crocodile’s, Modesto

Cinco De Mayo Party College Night/Beer Pong with DJ Dan David Dow and friends jam session DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease Fly Fishing Film Tour Fundaments of Drawing Johnny & Kelly Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Kyle the Great Live Music Live Music Magic the Gathering Commander Tournament Maxi’s Happy Hour McHenry Event Center Ribbon Cutting Michael Bolton MISTLIN GALLERY SHOWCASE Modesto Farmers Market Modesto Nuts vs Lake Elsinore Oakdale Museum & History Center Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Spanish Preschool Storytime The Sirens Thirsty Thursdays May 6 A Midsummer Night’s Dream Age with Movement Battered Beaver Live DJs Big Earl and the Cryin’ Shame Carnegie Arts Center Showcase City of Gold Cloak & Swagger DJ & Live Music DJ Arnie DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Otto & Guests DJ Tease Fireball Fridays Fundamentals of Painting Funstrummers Gig Band Rehearsal Go Red For Women Luncheon Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program Johnny & Kelly Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Rock/Country Bands Magic the Gathering Tournament Maxi’s Happy Hour Mistlin Gallery Showcase Modesto for FAME Fundraiser Neil & Matt Neil Buettner Nihon No Bunka (Japanese Art) Rick Barnes Teens Rockin’ Jump The Clean House The Weekend Dance Party Too Late VFW Hamburger Night Village Dancers of the Valley May 7 10 East Brunch 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 5th Annual Ride for Mom 6th Annual Bandstand Amelia Romano & Strange Bird An Evening of Dance, Poetry & Song Arhcery for Youth B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Battered Beaver DJ Awal Bilingual Preschool Storytime Carnegie Arts Center Showcase City of Gold City of Gold Dave and Penny show DJ & Live Music DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease Folk Dancing Lessons Free Comic Book Day JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Make A Wish Carnival Make Stuff Day Meditation with Susie Mistlin Gallery Showcase Mizz Monique’s Dragalicious Show Modesto Farmer’s Market Oakdale Museum & History Center Old Skool Saturdays Open Air Market Pokemon Tournament Rockin’ Saturdays Saturday Easy D Ride The Clean House The Weekend Dance Party Too Late Used Book Sale Vanguard Tournament Yugioh Tournament May 8 Mother’s Day 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up A Midsummer Night’s Dream Acoustic Live Music Camellia Society Meeting Carnegie Arts Center Showcase Carnegie Music Series West Coast Jazz Champagne Brunch Buffet City of Gold

McHenry Event Center, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Speakeasy, Modesto The State Theatre, Modesto Chartreuse Muse, Modesto P. Wexford’s, Modesto Kaiser Dale Rd, Modesto Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Sabatino’s, Modesto Deva Cafe, J St, Modesto Surla’s, Moesto Battleground Games, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree McHenry Event Center, Modesto Gallo Center for the Arts, Modesto Mistlin Gallery Modesto 16th Street, Modesto 601 Neece Dr, Modesto 212 West F Street Hughson Library Salida Library Modesto Library Gallo Center for the Arts, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree State Theatre, Modesto East La Loma Park, Modesto Battered Beaver, Oakdale Cow Track, Oakdale Carnegie Arts, Turlock State Theatre, Modesto 10th Street Place, Modesto Surla’s, Modesto Climax, Modesto Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Urbano, H St Modesto The Boardroom Shooters/Clarion Inn, Modesto Chartreuse Muse, Modesto Church of the Brethren, Modesto Modesto Centre Plaza MJC, West Science Center Rivets American Grill Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Battleground Games, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Mistlin Gallery Modesto Redwood Cafe, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Redwood Cafe, Modesto Chartreuse Muse, Modesto The Fruit Yard, Modesto Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Prospect Theatre, Modesto Crocodiles Nightclub State Theatre, Modesto VFW Hall 2801 W. Hatch Rd Carnegie Arts, Turlock 10 East Kitchen, Turlock Chevron, 815 Kansas Ave, Modesto Rite Aid, Pelandale & Sisk, Modesto Johansen High School Modesto Grizzly Rock Cafe, Turlock Gottschalk Music Center, Modesto Carnegie Arts, Turlock Modesto Reservoir Archery Range Oakdale Bicycle Shop Battered Beaver, Oakdale Modesto Library Carnegie Arts, Turlock State Theatre, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto Surla’s, Modesto Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Speakeasy, Modesto Carnegie Arts, Turlock Bonanza Books & Comics Gallo Center for the Arts, Modesto Gallo Center for the Arts, Modesto Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Johansen High School Modesto Redeemer Church, Modesto Intrinsic Elements Modesto Mistlin Gallery Modesto Climax Bar, Modesto 16th St, Modesto 212 West F Street Tilted Turtle, Modesto Yogurt Station, Oakdale Battleground Games, Modesto Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Oakdale Bike Shop Prospect Theatre, Modesto Crocodiles Nightclub State Theatre, Modesto Modesto Library Battleground Games, Modesto Battleground Games, Modesto All over the world Cruisers Gas Station, McHenry & Kiernan State Theatre, Modesto Deva Cafe, J St, Modesto Adventist Church Hall, Modesto Carnegie Arts, Turlock Carnegie Arts, Turlock Surla’s, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto

For more Modesto info: www.modestoview.com


Have fun and be Safe! • Please Designate a Driver FOE Breakfast JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Karaoke with Laura Magic the Gathering Tournament Manteca Senior Dance Modesto Nuts vs Stockton Music Jam with Dancing and Free Potluck Queen Bean Open Mic Night Seniors Club Breakfast Shop til You Drop The Big Mix The Clean House Too Late USA Dance Ballroom Dancing VFW Breakfast May 9 American Trivia with Uncle John Blue Monday with Eric Bensen and friends City of Gold Creative Clay Art Class Dance Exercise Class Heroclix Josh Rosenblum Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Maxi’s Happy Hour Overreaters Anonymous Preschool Story Time Too Late Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Class WCPL Poker Mondays Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms Yugioh Tournament May 10 Acoustic Jam at Queen Bean Art Adventures Carnegie Music Series - CSUS Jazz Ensembles City of Gold Forever Young Dance Club Golden Valley Chorus Johnny & Kelly Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Maxi’s Happy Hour MISTLIN GALLERY SHOWCASE Modesto Nuts vs High Desert Name That Tune Nick Campos Poetry reading and open Mic with Gillian Wegner Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Successful Thinkers Network Mtg Super Mario Smash Bros Tournament Sweet Open Talent & Mic Tilted Tuesdays w/DJ Tease Toastmaster Supper Club Trivia Tuesday Turlock Seniors Dance Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Jam Wiggle Worms Yoga with Rosa May 11 80s night/DJ Gully Board Game Night Carnegie Arts Center Showcase City of Gold Creole Jazz Kings Dice Masters Tournament Figure Drawing Drop In Free QiGong Class Horseshoe tournament IE The Magician In One Accord Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Knit & Crochet Class Lunch Hour Meditation Maxi’s Happy Hour McHenry Mansion Tea Sampling MISTLIN GALLERY SHOWCASE Modesto Nuts vs High Desert Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner Open Mic Night Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime Riverbank Golden Ages Stanislaus County Coin Club Studio Art Class Too Late Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong Warhammer 40k WCPL Poker Wednesdays Wig Out Wednesdays Wiggle Worms Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday May 12 “In Their Footsteps” Historical Downtown Walk Art Around Town Beer Flight Night Carnegie Arts Center Showcase

Eagles Hall, 126 Camellia, Modesto Gallo Center for the Arts, Modesto Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Battlegrounds Gaming, Modesto 295 Cherry Lane, Manteca 601 Neece Dr Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry Ave. 424 Shadow Creek Ave, Oakdale Crocodile’s, Modesto Prospect Theatre, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Odd Fellows Hall, Hughson VFW Hall 2801 W. Hatch Rd Rivets American Grill Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Chartreuse Muse, Modesto Salida Library Battleground Games, Modesto The Boardroom Ridgeway’s, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Sutter Gould Office, McHenry Village Keyes Library State Theatre, Modesto First Methodist 16th St, Modesto Senior Citizen’s Center, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Modesto Library Modesto Library Battleground Games, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Chartreuse Muse, Modesto Carnegie Arts, Turlock State Theatre, Modesto Modesto Senior Center Mancini Hall, Modesto Rivets American Grill Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Mistlin Gallery Modesto 601 Neece Dr Modesto Twisted Pig, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto Ceres Library Denair Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Round Table Pizza, 3848 McHenry Battleground Games,Modesto Sweet Lu’’s Ceres Tilted Turtle, Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry Ave. P. Wexford’s, Modesto 11914 Cahill St, Turlock Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Modesto Library Patterson Library The Boardroom Battleground Games, Modesto Carnegie Arts, Turlock State Theatre, Modesto Shooter’s Pub & Grill Battleground Games, Modesto Mistlin Gallery Modesto NTouch, Modesto Shively’s Bar & Grill, Oakdale Rivets American Grill Strings, Turlock Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Waterford Library Intrinsic Elements, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree McHenry Mansion Gift Shop Mistlin Gallery Modesto 601 Neece Dr Modesto Sabatino’s, Modesto P. Wexfords Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Empire Library, 18 S. Abbie, Empire Keyes Library Keyes Library Newman Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library 3600Santa Fe St, Riverbank Denny’s 1525 McHenry Ave. Chartreuse Muse, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto First Methodist 16th St, Modesto Battleground Games, Modesto Titled Turtle, Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Salida Library Redwood Café, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Downtown Turlock Downtown Turlock Redwood Cafe, Modesto Carnegie Arts, Turlock

For more Modesto info: www.modestoview.com

Casanova’s Night Club College Night/Beer Pong with DJ Dan Corks & Forks David Dow and friends jam session DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease Fundaments of Drawing Healthy Eating Class JerLisa Stitches of Love Teddy Bear Project Johnny & Kelly Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Kyle the Great Live Music Live Music Live Music & Paul’s Rustic Pizza Truck Magic the Gathering Commander Tournament Maxi’s Happy Hour MISTLIN GALLERY SHOWCASE Modesto Farmers Market Modesto Nuts vs High Desert Oakdale Museum & History Center Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Spanish Preschool Storytime Summer Survivor-Long Form Improv The Sunshine, Shad Harris and TIffany Rose Thirsty Thursdays Too Late May 13 As You Like It Battered Beaver Live DJs Carnegie Arts Center Showcase City of Gold DJ & Live Music DJ Arnie DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Otto & Guests DJ Tease Fireball Fridays Fundamentals of Painting Funstrummers Gig Band Rehearsal Gourmet Food, Wine and Beer Tasting Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program Hughson Senior Dance & Potluck Johnny & Kelly Josh Rosenblum band Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Rock/Country Bands Magic the Gathering Tournament Maxi’s Happy Hour Mistlin Gallery Showcase MSO Mahler Symphony No. 2 Natural Revolution and friends Neil & Matt Neil Buettner Nihon No Bunka (Japanese Art) Rick Barnes Stand up for Comedy Summer Survivor-Long Form Improv Teens Rockin’ Jump The Clean House The Man Who Knew Infinity The Weekend Dance Party Too Late Valley Jazz company VFW Hamburger Night Village Dancers of the Valley May 14 10 East Brunch 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Battered Beaver DJ Awal Benefit Bowl Bilingual Preschool Storytime Carnegie Arts Center Showcase Central Valley Brewfest City of Gold Couponing Class Craft Grab DJ & Live Music DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease Folk Dancing Lessons Holistic Vendor Faire Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King killing Cancer, One Joke at a Time Mistlin Gallery Showcase Mizz Monique’s Dragalicious Show Modesto Farmer’s Market MSYO Finale Concert Oakdale Museum & History Center Old Skool Saturdays Pokemon Tournament Rockin’ Saturdays Saturday Easy D Ride Son House blues band Summer Survivor-Long Form Improv Talento Vivo en el Valle The Clean House The Man Who Knew Infinity The Weekend Dance Party Uke Jamz USA Dance Chapter Vanguard Tournament Yugioh Tournament May 15 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Acoustic Live Music As You Like It Carnegie Arts Center Showcase Central California Art Showcase Gallery Talk

Crocodile’s, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Howard Training Center Modesto Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Speakeasy, Modesto Chartreuse Muse, Modesto Kaiser Bangs Ave Medical Offices 4300 Dale Road, Modesto P. Wexford’s, Modesto Kaiser Dale Rd, Modesto Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Sabatino’s, Modesto Deva Cafe, J St, Modesto Surla’s, Moesto Bella Vagos, Modesto Battleground Games, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Mistlin Gallery Modesto 16th Street, Modesto 601 Neece Dr Modesto 212 West F Street Hughson Library Salida Library Modesto Library MJC Cabaret West Theatre Deva Cafe, J St, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree State Theatre, Modesto

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State Theatre, Modesto Battered Beaver, Oakdale Carnegie Arts, Turlock State Theatre, Modesto Surla’s, Modesto Climax, Modesto Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Urbano, H St Modesto The Boardroom Shooters/Clarion Inn, Modesto Chartreuse Muse, Modesto Church of the Brethren, Modesto MJC MSR Center, West Campus MJC, West Science Center 2307 Fourth St, Hughson Rivets American Grill 10th Street Place, Modesto Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Battleground Games, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Mistlin Gallery Modesto Gallo Center for the Arts, Modesto Minnie’s Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Redwood Cafe, Modesto Chartreuse Muse, Modesto The Fruit Yard, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto MJC Cabaret West Theatre Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Prospect Theatre, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Crocodiles Nightclub State Theatre, Modesto Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto VFW Hall 2801 W. Hatch Rd Carnegie Arts, Turlock 10 East Kitchen, Turlock Chevron, 815 Kansas Ave, Modesto Rite Aid, Pelandale & Sisk, Modesto Oakdale Bicycle Shop Battered Beaver, Oakdale McHenry Bowl, Modesto Modesto Library Carnegie Arts, Turlock Stanislaus County Fairgrounds, Turlock State Theatre, Modesto Salida Library Preservation, Modesto Surla’s, Modesto Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Speakeasy, Modesto Carnegie Arts, Turlock 516 15th St Modesto Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto The Hangar BBQ, Merced Mistlin Gallery Modesto Climax Bar, Modesto 16th St, Modesto Gallo Center for the Arts, Modesto 212 West F Street Tilted Turtle, Modesto Battleground Games, Modesto Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Oakdale Bike Shop Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto MJC Cabaret West Theatre Gallo Center for the Arts, Modesto Prospect Theatre, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Crocodiles Nightclub Carnegie Arts, Turlock IOOF Lodge, Hughson Battleground Games, Modesto Battleground Games, Modesto Cruisers Gas Station, McHenry & Kiernan Deva Cafe, J St, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Carnegie Arts, Turlock Carnegie Arts, Turlock

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CALENDAR Farmer’s Markets

Modesto: Between H & I Streets on 15th St near the library. Thurs & Sats 7am-1pm (March through December)

Kaiser Medical Center,

Modesto: 4601 Dale Road, Thurs 8am-2pm (year-round)

Turlock: Center & Main St. Sats, 8am-1pm (May through October)

Downtown Oakdale, Weds 5pm-8:30pm (June-August)

209 Farm Fresh Produce Delivery

Saturdays, 12:20-12:40pm at Chevron 815 Kansas, Ave Modesto Saturdays, 1:05pm-1:25pm

Rite Aid

3900 Pelandale Ave, Modesto Sundays, 3:30pm-3:50pm,

Cruisers

4911 McHenry Ave, Modesto

209 Farm Fresh Produce delivers your orders to the meet-up points. Order on their website, 209farmfreshproduce.com, or you can call or text your order 209-277-6719 and they we meet up for you to pick up your orders. (year-round)

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Champagne Brunch Buffet EuroSunday Car Club FOE Breakfast Jewel Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Karaoke with Laura Magic the Gathering Tournament Modesto Jazz Society Jam Session Modesto Nuts vs San Jose Music Jam with Dancing and Free Potluck Queen Bean Open Mic Night Seniors Club Breakfast Stanislaus Humanist’s Coffee Klatch The Big Mix The Clean House The Lady From Shanghai The Man Who Knew Infinity VFW Breakfast May 16 American Trivia with Uncle John Dance Exercise Class Heroclix Josh Rosenblum Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Maxi’s Happy Hour Modesto Nuts vs San Jose Overreaters Anonymous Preschool Story Time The Man Who Knew Infinity Too Late Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Class WCPL Poker Mondays Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms Yugioh Tournament May 17 Acoustic Jam at Queen Bean Art Adventures Caregiver Coffee Break City of Gold Forever Young Dance Club Free Comedy Night Geneological Society Golden Valley Chorus Johnny & Kelly Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Maxi’s Happy Hour MISTLIN GALLERY SHOWCASE Modesto Nuts vs Visalia Name That Tune NAMI Support Group Nick Campos Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Successful Thinkers Network Mtg Super Mario Smash Bros Tournament Sweet Open Talent & Mic The Man Who Knew Infinity Tilted Tuesdays w/DJ Tease Toastmaster Supper Club Trivia Tuesday Turlock Seniors Dance Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Jam Wiggle Worms Women of Love Ministries Yoga with Rosa May 18 80s night/DJ Gully Board Game Night Carnegie Arts Center Showcase Creole Jazz Kings Figure Drawing Drop In Free QiGong Class Horseshoe tournament IE The Magician In One Accord Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Knit & Crochet Class Maxi’s Happy Hour MISTLIN GALLERY SHOWCASE Modesto Nuts vs Visalia Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner Open Mic Night Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime Riverbank Golden Ages Studio Art Class The Man Who Knew Infinity Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong Warhammer 40k WCPL Poker Wednesdays Wig Out Wednesdays Wig Out Wednesdays with Nina West Wiggle Worms Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday May 19 Beer Flight Night Carnegie Arts Center Showcase Casanova’s Night Club

Surla’s, Modesto Village Baking, Modesto Eagles Hall, 126 Camellia, Modesto Gallo Center for the Arts, Modesto Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Battlegrounds Gaming, Modesto Shooters/Clarion Inn, Modesto 601 Neece Dr Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry Ave. Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Crocodile’s, Modesto Prospect Theatre, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto VFW Hall 2801 W. Hatch Rd Rivets American Grill Salida Library Battleground Games, Modesto The Boardroom Ridgeway’s, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree 601 Neece Dr Modesto Sutter Gould Office, McHenry Village Keyes Library State Theatre, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto First Methodist 16th St, Modesto Senior Citizen’s Center, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Modesto Library Modesto Library Battleground Games, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Chartreuse Muse, Modesto Hospice, 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Modesto Senior Center Cheroot Cigar Lounge, Modesto Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Mancini Hall, Modesto Rivets American Grill Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Mistlin Gallery Modesto 601 Neece Dr Modesto Twisted Pig, Modesto Oakdale Library Maxi’s at Double Tree Ceres Library Denair Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Round Table Pizza, 3848 McHenry Battleground Games,Modesto 3014 4th St, Ceres State Theatre, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry Ave. P. Wexford’s, Modesto 11914 Cahill St, Turlock Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Modesto Library Clarion Inn, Modesto Patterson Library The Boardroom Battleground Games, Modesto Carnegie Arts, Turlock Shooter’s Pub & Grill Mistlin Gallery Modesto NTouch, Modesto Shively’s Bar & Grill, Oakdale Rivets American Grill Strings, Turlock Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Waterford Library Maxi’s at Double Tree Mistlin Gallery Modesto 601 Neece Dr Modesto Sabatino’s, Modesto P. Wexfords Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Empire Library, 18 S. Abbie, Empire Keyes Library Keyes Library Newman Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library 3600Santa Fe St, Riverbank Chartreuse Muse, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto First Methodist 16th St, Modesto Battleground Games, Modesto Titled Turtle, Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Salida Library Redwood Café, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Redwood Cafe, Modesto Carnegie Arts, Turlock Crocodile’s, Modesto

College Night/Beer Pong with DJ Dan David Dow and friends jam session DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease Fundaments of Drawing Johnny & Kelly Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Kyle the Great Live Music Live Music Magic the Gathering Commander Tournament Maxi’s Happy Hour MISTLIN GALLERY SHOWCASE Modesto Farmers Market Modesto Nuts vs Visalia Oakdale Museum & History Center Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Rob Hill Band/Shad Harris/The Poorhouse Millionaires Spanish Preschool Storytime Summer Survivor-Long Form Improv The Clean House The Portuguese Kids Third Thursday Art Walk Thirsty Thursdays Vintage Faire Mall Kids Club Wine Tasting May 20 And Love All of The Things Climate Can’t Change Backyard Bookworms Bar code trio Battered Beaver Live DJs Carnegie Arts Center Showcase Clean Comedy Competition DJ & Live Music DJ Arnie DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Otto & Guests DJ Tease Fireball Fridays Fundamentals of Painting Funstrummers Gig Band Rehearsal Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program Irish Cultural Society Johnny & Kelly Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Rock/Country Bands Magic the Gathering Tournament Maxi’s Happy Hour Miles Ahead Mistlin Gallery Showcase Neil & Matt Neil Buettner Nihon No Bunka (Japanese Art) Rick Barnes Summer Survivor-Long Form Improv Teens Rockin’ Jump The Clean House The Man Who Knew Infinity The Weekend Dance Party The Wrongdoers VFW Hamburger Night Village Dancers of the Valley May 21 10 East Brunch 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up And Love All of The Things Climate Can’t Change B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Battered Beaver DJ Awal Bilingual Preschool Storytime Carnegie Arts Center Showcase DJ & Live Music DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease Folk Dancing Lessons Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Lemonade Day Mistlin Gallery Showcase Mizz Monique’s Dragalicious Show Modesto Farmer’s Market Mud Run Oakdale Museum & History Center Old Skool Saturdays Pillow Talk Pokemon Tournament River rising band Rockin’ Saturdays Saturday Easy D Ride Slosh Ball Summer Survivor-Long Form Improv The Clean House The Weekend Dance Party Tim Hawkins Ukulele May Day Play Day Vanguard Tournament Yugioh Tournament May 22 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Acoustic Live Music And Love All of The Things Climate Can’t Change Carnegie Arts Center Showcase Champagne Brunch Buffet FOE Breakfast Hughson Senior Dance & Potluck Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Karaoke with Laura Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast Magic the Gathering Tournament Manteca Senior Dance Music Jam with Dancing and Free Potluck Poetry on Sunday Queen Bean Open Mic Night Seniors Club Breakfast Stanislaus Humanists Brunch

Tilted Turtle, Modesto Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Speakeasy, Modesto Chartreuse Muse, Modesto P. Wexford’s, Modesto Kaiser Dale Rd, Modesto Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Sabatino’s, Modesto Deva Cafe, J St, Modesto Surla’s, Moesto Battleground Games, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Mistlin Gallery Modesto 16th Street, Modesto 601 Neece Dr Modesto 212 West F Street Hughson Library Salida Library Minnie’s, Modesto Modesto Library MJC Cabaret West Theatre Prospect Theatre, Modesto Gallo Center for the Arts, Modesto Downtown Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Vintage Faire Mall, Modesto Stewart & Jasper, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Great Valley Museum Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto Battered Beaver, Oakdale Carnegie Arts, Turlock Gallo Center for the Arts, Modesto Surla’s, Modesto Climax, Modesto Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Urbano, H St Modesto The Boardroom Shooters/Clarion Inn, Modesto Chartreuse Muse, Modesto Church of the Brethren, Modesto MJC, West Science Center Denny’s 1525 McHenry Ave. Rivets American Grill Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Battleground Games, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree State Theatre, Modesto Mistlin Gallery Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Redwood Cafe, Modesto Chartreuse Muse, Modesto The Fruit Yard, Modesto MJC Cabaret West Theatre Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Prospect Theatre, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Crocodiles Nightclub 10th Street Place, Modesto VFW Hall 2801 W. Hatch Rd Carnegie Arts, Turlock 10 East Kitchen, Turlock Chevron, 815 Kansas Ave, Modesto Rite Aid, Pelandale & Sisk, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Oakdale Bicycle Shop Battered Beaver, Oakdale Modesto Library Carnegie Arts, Turlock Surla’s, Modesto Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Speakeasy, Modesto Carnegie Arts, Turlock Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Various Locations Mistlin Gallery Modesto Climax Bar, Modesto 16th St, Modesto Dell O’sso Family Farms, Lathrop 212 West F Street Tilted Turtle, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Battleground Games, Modesto Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Oakdale Bike Shop Enslen Park Modesto MJC Cabaret West Theatre Prospect Theatre, Modesto Crocodiles Nightclub Gallo Center for the Arts, Modesto Church of the Brethren Modesto Battleground Games, Modesto Battleground Games, Modesto Cruisers Gas Station, McHenry & Kiernan Deva Cafe, J St, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Carnegie Arts, Turlock Surla’s, Modesto Eagles Hall, 126 Camellia, Modesto 2307 Fourth St, Hughson Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto McHenry Event Center, Modesto Battlegrounds Gaming, Modesto 295 Cherry Lane, Manteca Tilted Turtle, Modesto Carnegie Arts, Turlock Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry Ave. Panera Bread, Turlock

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The Big Mix The Clean House VFW Breakfast May 23 Acoustic Open Mic American Trivia with Uncle John And Love All of The Things Climate Can’t Change Creative Clay Art Class Dance Exercise Class Heroclix Josh Rosenblum Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Maxi’s Happy Hour Miles Ahead Overreaters Anonymous Preschool Story Time Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Class WCPL Poker Mondays Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms Yugioh Tournament May 24 Acoustic Jam at Queen Bean Art Adventures Forever Young Dance Club Golden Valley Chorus Johnny & Kelly Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Maxi’s Happy Hour MISTLIN GALLERY SHOWCASE Modesto Nuts vs High Desert Name That Tune Nick Campos Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Successful Thinkers Network Mtg Super Mario Smash Bros Tournament Sweet Open Talent & Mic Tilted Tuesdays w/DJ Tease Toastmaster Supper Club Trivia Tuesday Turlock Seniors Dance Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Jam Wiggle Worms Yoga with Rosa May 25 80s night/DJ Gully And Love All of The Things Climate Can’t Change Board Game Night Carnegie Arts Center Showcase Creole Jazz Kings Dice Masters Tournament Figure Drawing Drop In Free QiGong Class Horseshoe tournament IE The Magician In One Accord Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Knit & Crochet Class Lunch Hour Meditation Maxi’s Happy Hour Miles Ahead MISTLIN GALLERY SHOWCaASE Modesto Nuts vs High Desert Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner Open Mic Night Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime Riverbank Golden Ages Stanislaus County Coin Club Studio Art Class Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong Warhammer 40k WCPL Poker Wednesdays Wig Out Wednesdays Wiggle Worms Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday May 26 And Love All of The Things Climate Can’t Change Beer Flight Night Carnegie Arts Center Showcase Casanova’s Night Club College Night/Beer Pong with DJ Dan David Dow and friends jam session DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease Fundaments of Drawing Johnny & Kelly Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Kyle the Great Live Music Live Music Magic the Gathering Commander Tournament Maxi’s Happy Hour MISTLIN GALLERY SHOWCASE Modesto Evening Farmer’s Mkt Modesto Farmers Market Modesto Nuts vs High Desert Oakdale Museum & History Center Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Spanish Preschool Storytime Thirsty Thursdays May 27 And Love All of The Things Climate Can’t Change

Crocodile’s, Modesto Prospect Theatre, Modesto VFW Hall 2801 W. Hatch Rd The Boardroom, Modesto Rivets American Grill State Theatre, Modesto Chartreuse Muse, Modesto Salida Library Battleground Games, Modesto The Boardroom Ridgeway’s, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree State Theatre, Modesto Sutter Gould Office, McHenry Village Keyes Library First Methodist 16th St, Modesto Senior Citizen’s Center, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Modesto Library Modesto Library Battleground Games, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Chartreuse Muse, Modesto Modesto Senior Center Mancini Hall, Modesto Rivets American Grill Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Mistlin Gallery Modesto 601 Neece Dr Modesto Twisted Pig, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Ceres Library Denair Library Keyes Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Round Table Pizza, 3848 McHenry Battleground Games,Modesto 3014 4th St, Ceres Tilted Turtle, Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry Ave. P. Wexford’s, Modesto 11914 Cahill St, Turlock Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Modesto Library Patterson Library The Boardroom State Theatre, Modesto Battleground Games, Modesto Carnegie Arts, Turlock Shooter’s Pub & Grill Battleground Games, Modesto Mistlin Gallery Modesto NTouch, Modesto Shively’s Bar & Grill, Oakdale Rivets American Grill Strings, Turlock Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Waterford Library Intrinsic Elements, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree State Theatre, Modesto Mistlin Gallery Modesto 601 Neece Dr Modesto Sabatino’s, Modesto P. Wexfords Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Empire Library, 18 S. Abbie, Empire Keyes Library Newman Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library 3600Santa Fe St, Riverbank Denny’s 1525 McHenry Ave. Chartreuse Muse, Modesto First Methodist 16th St, Modesto Battleground Games, Modesto Titled Turtle, Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Salida Library Redwood Café, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree State Theatre, Modesto Redwood Cafe, Modesto Carnegie Arts, Turlock Crocodile’s, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Speakeasy, Modesto Chartreuse Muse, Modesto P. Wexford’s, Modesto Kaiser Dale Rd, Modesto Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Sabatino’s, Modesto Deva Cafe, J St, Modesto Surla’s, Moesto Battleground Games, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Mistlin Gallery Modesto 10th Street Place, Modesto 16th Street, Modesto 601 Neece Dr Modesto 212 West F Street Hughson Library Salida Library Modesto Library Maxi’s at Double Tree State Theatre, Modesto

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Animal Talk kids program Battered Beaver Live DJs Carnegie Arts Center Showcase DJ & Live Music DJ Arnie DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Otto & Guests DJ Tease Family Friday - Beat the Drum Fireball Fridays Fundamentals of Painting Funstrummers Gig Band Rehearsal Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program Johnny & Kelly Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Band Karaoke Live Rock/Country Bands Magic the Gathering Tournament Maxi’s Happy Hour Mistlin Gallery Showcase Modesto Nuts vs High Desert Neil & Matt Neil Buettner Nick Campos Nihon No Bunka (Japanese Art) Rick Barnes Stanislaus Humanists Karaoke Night Teens Rockin’ Jump The Durrs The Family Fang The Weekend Dance Party VFW Hamburger Night Village Dancers of the Valley May 28 10 East Brunch 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 2nd Tradition funk band B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Battered Beaver DJ Awal Bilingual Preschool Storytime Blues Box Bayou Band DJ & Live Music DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease Folk Dancing Lessons Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Mizz Monique’s Dragalicious Show Modesto Farmer’s Market Modesto Nuts vs High Desert Oakdale Museum & History Center Old Skool Saturdays Pokemon Tournament Rockin’ Saturdays Saturday Easy D Ride The Family Fang The Weekend Dance Party Vanguard Tournament Yugioh Tournament May 29 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Champagne Brunch Buffet FOE Breakfast Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Karaoke with Laura Magic the Gathering Tournament Music Jam with Dancing and Free Potluck Queen Bean Open Mic Night Rob Hill Band Seniors Club Breakfast The Big Mix The Family Fang VFW Breakfast May 30 Memorial Day American Trivia with Uncle John Dance Exercise Class Heroclix Josh Rosenblum Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Maxi’s Happy Hour Overreaters Anonymous Preschool Story Time The Family Fang Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Class WCPL Poker Mondays Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms Yugioh Tournament May 31 Acoustic Jam at Queen Bean Forever Young Dance Club Golden Valley Chorus Johnny & Kelly Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Maxi’s Happy Hour Name That Tune Nick Campos Successful Thinkers Network Mtg Super Mario Smash Bros Tournament Sweet Open Talent & Mic The Family Fang Tilted Tuesdays w/DJ Tease Toastmaster Supper Club Trivia Tuesday Turlock Seniors Dance Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Jam Wiggle Worms Yoga with Rosa

Great Valley Museum Battered Beaver, Oakdale Carnegie Arts, Turlock Surla’s, Modesto Climax, Modesto Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Urbano, H St Modesto The Boardroom Carnegie Arts, Turlock Shooters/Clarion Inn, Modesto Chartreuse Muse, Modesto Church of the Brethren, Modesto MJC, West Science Center Rivets American Grill Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Yosemite Lanes, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Battleground Games, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Mistlin Gallery Modesto 601 Neece Dr Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Redwood Cafe, Modesto Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto Chartreuse Muse, Modesto The Fruit Yard, Modesto Torii’s Modesto Rockin’ Jump, Modesto 10th Street Place, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Crocodiles Nightclub VFW Hall 2801 W. Hatch Rd Carnegie Arts, Turlock

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10 East Kitchen, Turlock Chevron, 815 Kansas Ave, Modesto Rite Aid, Pelandale & Sisk, Modesto Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto Oakdale Bicycle Shop Battered Beaver, Oakdale Modesto Library Eagles Hall, 126 Camellia, Modesto Surla’s, Modesto Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Speakeasy, Modesto Carnegie Arts, Turlock Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Climax Bar, Modesto 16th St, Modesto 601 Neece Dr Modesto 212 West F Street Tilted Turtle, Modesto Battleground Games, Modesto Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Oakdale Bike Shop State Theatre, Modesto Crocodiles Nightclub Battleground Games, Modesto Battleground Games, Modesto Cruisers Gas Station, McHenry & Kiernan Surla’s, Modesto Eagles Hall, 126 Camellia, Modesto Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Battlegrounds Gaming, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Deva Cafe, J St, Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry Ave. Crocodile’s, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto VFW Hall 2801 W. Hatch Rd All over the USA Rivets American Grill Salida Library Battleground Games, Modesto The Boardroom Ridgeway’s, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Sutter Gould Office, McHenry Village Keyes Library State Theatre, Modesto First Methodist 16th St, Modesto Senior Citizen’s Center, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Modesto Library Modesto Library Battleground Games, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Modesto Senior Center Mancini Hall, Modesto Rivets American Grill Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Twisted Pig, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Round Table Pizza, 3848 McHenry Battleground Games,Modesto 3014 4th St, Ceres State Theatre, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry Ave. P. Wexford’s, Modesto 11914 Cahill St, Turlock Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Modesto Library Patterson Library

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BLUES VIEW SCHEDULE 1st Jeramy Norris and the Dangerous Mood at Moore’s RIverboat 1st Rob Hill Band, Breakfast at Deva Cafe 6th Big Earl and the Cryin’ Shame at the Cow Track 9pm 12th The Sunshine, Shad Harris and TIffany Rose, Deva Cafe 12-13 Tommy Casto and the Painkillers at Black Oak Casino 13th Jeramy Norris and the Dangerous Mood Garlic Brothers in Stockton 15th Jeramy Norris and the Dangerous Mood at Moore’s Riverboat, Stockton 19th Poorhouse Millionaires, Shad Harris and Rob Hill Band 19th Taj Mahal at the Harris Center in Folsom 20th Jeramy Norris and the Dangerous Mood at Royce Farms BBQ Car Show, Stockton 28th Poorhouse MIllionaires at Joe’s Bar in Bolder Creek 28th Blues Box Bayou Band Eagles Hall, Modesto 29th Rob Hill Band Breakfast at Deva Cafe 29th Big Earl and the Cryin’ Shame at the Torch Club for Torch Fest 30th Various artists and Big Earl and the Cryin Shame at Rick’s Saloon Knight’s Ferry Every Thursday Jeramy Norris and the Dangerous Mood host a Blues Jam at Garlic Brothers in Stockton.

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Open Early!

DOWNTOWN MODESTO

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

Open Late!

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

Parking

The Valley Talent Project 2016 Used to be known as the “Valley’s Got Talent”, brand new name, same great event! Co-presented with the Modesto Bee, it is the 7th annual edition of the talent show that dazzles the community each year while supporting the non-profit Gallo Center! Contestant applications are now being accepted. Cash prizes are awarded for the Grand Prize winner, as well as competitors in male and female vocals, small dance groups and ensembles, instrumental, band, original song composition, and specialty categories. The Valley Talent Project finals will be presented on Friday & Saturday, August 26 & 27. Audience voting will take place during the Friday show and the winners will be announced following the Saturday performance. To download the application go to galloarts.org Funstrummers Ukulele May Day Play Day: Music of America Saturday, May 21st, 9am-3pm, Church of the Brethren, Modesto Mini Uke workshops, band scramble, group performances, sandwich & salad lunch, songbook of songs. Join the Funstrummers, the Strum Bums, Woodbridge Wonders, Delta Strummers, Discovery Bay, Roseville, (Stu Herriod) Pa Mele ‘O Hokulea, (Michele Kiba), and sing songs of America with us! $30 for the day. www.funstrummers.com

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

Try a Cab

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

Find local restaurants

www.modestoview.com Locally Owned

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

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Memorial Medical Center and the Modesto Nuts present

Saturday, May 28, 2016 Gates open at 6:05 p.m. | Game time 7:05 p.m. | John Thurman Field The team will sport pink jerseys in honor of the event. Fans can bid on autographed jerseys during the game. Proceeds will benefit Memorial Medical Center Cancer Services programs.

You can purchase tickets at modestonuts.com, visit the stadium box office weekdays or call 209-572-HITS (4487)

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