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May 2 - Rave On – The Buddy Holly Experience – Gallo Center May 4  - May the 4th Star Wars Celebration – 10th St Plaza May 15 – Amgen Tour of California Start – Downtown Modesto May 20/21 - Oakdale Chocolate Festival – Downtown Oakdale May 14 – Ride for Mom – Johansen High Stadium May 7 – Relax on the Range – Austin John Winkler of Hinder & More – River Oaks Golf May 13 – Let’s Celebrate Life Concert – The Portal  May 20 – Tribe of the Red Horse, Neil Young Tribute  - West Side Theatre May 12 – Night at the Opera – Modesto Symphony Gallo Center May 16 – NY Film Critic Sneak Peak “The Drowning”  - State Theatre   Don’t forget Mother’s Day is May 14th. Modesto Farmer’s Market is every Thursday and Saturday

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GREETINGS Greetings Modesto Friends

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Ill bet you didn’t know that I love Modesto. I love living here, raising my kids here and being a part of a community that loves to create things, get things done and most of all looks out for each other. Thank you all so much for the support last month as we Walked the Stage for United Way and Walked a Mile in Her Shoes for Haven.  You were all so generous and we did some great work for great organizations. I love bikes.  If you didn’t know, I grew up bicycle racing here in Modesto and during college as well. I loved that sport so much, that instead of getting a job as a systems analyst or programmer back in 1984 ( I know what you are thinking) I went to work in the cycling world, working at Raleigh, SR Sakae and then finally as Global Marketing Director for Specialized.  So it is great pride that we bring the Amgen Tour of California back to Modesto as the start of Stage 2 – Modesto to San Jose.  Please join our community on the morning of May 15 as elite cyclists from around the world depart our city.  They eyes of the cycling world will be on us and we should be proud and Modesto is on the way to becoming a good cycling city. I love Star Wars.  I was there at the Briggsmore Theatre in 1977 for the premiere and since then, the film and science fiction world has never been the same since.   George Lucas had already made American Graffiti about

Modesto and then, he delivers Star Wars and becomes a global household word. Yes friends, Modesto is the home of George Lucas and Star Wars and we will be celebrating on our own special day, May the 4th.    (You get this right?)  It has been 40 years since the first Star Wars and it may be just one of the most famous things in the world and it came from a guy from Modesto.  I love Festivals; Chocolate, Fruit and Nut, Apricot, music and art.  These are the things that bring our community together so that we can all celebrate.  Festivals, concerts in the parks and fairs all connect us and make us feel like family.  We are getting ready for a big summer of fun as MoBand and Graffiti Summer are right around the corner.  I love my family.  This is really what everything is all about. Period. My life would not be what it is without my wife Rebecca and my amazing Murphy girls, Madison and Abigail. And now with Ryan, our family is even more complete.  As May is Mother’s day, I celebrate what an amazing mom Rebecca is and what an excellent role model she is for our daughters as they become moms in the future.  My mom, Char Murphy Tunison deserves an award for surviving raising me and teaching me curiosity and the value of learning.  I owe my current life to my mother in law Vivian McNulty as she saw the potential in me that Rebecca hadn’t seen yet back in 1982 when I was a bike racing

college student. The person that I am today comes from all of these things.   The ability to learn, understand and create makes life more interesting and hopefully I share that excitement and curiosity with all of you.  We are all participants and we are here to share the good times and the bad and be there to support each other.   I am grateful for the businesses that advertise in this magazine so that we can spread the good word about all of these things to you and your friends.  We must tell our good stories and we need you all to share them.  That is what creates community. So celebrate all of this that makes our community special and I thank you so very much for reading ModestoView and sharing your stories.   We are all richer for it.  May the Force Be With You, Chris Murphy Founder and Publisher, ModestoView chrism@modestoview.co

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The award winning Cosplayer  Carma Ladybug Mize is being swept away by a bike racing Storm Trooper from the 501st.  Not far on their tail is a peloton of Amgen Tour racers from a dystopian future Modesto all brought to life by the award-winning  Michael J Mangano.  Please come meet everyone in 10th St Plaza for May the 4th Star Wars Day.   #homeofstarwars

ModestoView Wins Gold!

We are so very honored that ModestoView Magazine as won Gold at the annual Hermes Design Awards for 3 years in a row. It is so very exciting that our locally produced magazine with a mission to “Serve Civic Pride Daily” took top national honors.  Thanks to all of our ViewCrew writers and to the amazing design duo of Peter Grimaldi and Photo Artist Michael J Mangano for these amazing creative skills. Hope you enjoy what we are doing. 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 16th annual Community Hospice Foundation Gala

The 16th annual Community Hospice Foundation Gala will take place on Saturday, May 20, 2017 in Oakdale, CA. The “Great Gatsby Gala” fundraiser will benefit the terminally-ill patients and families that we provide care, grief and bereavement support to in our community, regardless of ability to pay.  This is a wonderful way to support such an important cause.   Many of your friends will be at this event that supports an organization that helps those in their most desperate hours when help is needed the most.   You will enjoy: Hosted Bar • Silent and Live Auctions • Live Entertainment  • Raffle • Roaring 20’s Attire. Modesto’s Third Party band will be performing, donating their performance to Hospice.  For ticket info and event directions, please check out: https://hospiceheart.org/

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Spontaneous Shakespeare – May 13

Thou Wilt Not Believe It’s Improvised! Mayhem, mirth and merriment abound at this completely improvised, two-act play performed by Synergy Theater in the style of Shakespeare. Chock full of raucous humor, mistaken identities, star-crossed lovers and more “thees” and “thous” than you can shake a cudgel at, this comedy is made up on the spot and based on suggestions from you!  All the world’s a stage and  you, fair audience, will be among its finest players.  Students: Get extra class credits for attending. Doors at 2; show at 3 p.m.Sat. May 13 at 3:00 p.m. Admission:  FREE for students; $3 all others

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Publisher Information PUBLISHER Chris Murphy chrism@modestoview.com SALES AND ADVERTISING Advertising@modestoview.com DESIGN, LAYOUT, & ART PGrimaldi, Creative Art Director / Designer Peter Grimaldi pete@pgrimaldicreative.com Photo Director 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 Eve Oberlander Patty Castillo Davis Leia Johnson Dana Johnson Earl Mathews Mary Layton Monica Barber Ken White Brandilyn Brown Brianna Mooney Maryann Spikes Summer Krafft

COMMUNITY

Orchard Park Neighborhood Alliance - then and now By Maryann Spikes, Alliance Chair

Neighbors who live between Oakdale and Roselle, and between Floyd and Briggsmore, live within the Orchard Park Neighborhood Alliance boundaries. Almost 130 neighbors have joined Mike Casares’ Facebook group (Orchard Park Neighborhood), almost 530 neighbors are connected on Orchard Park Alliance’s Facebook page, and almost 800 neighbors communicate via Nextdoor.com. All neighbors received one of roughly 3,000 surveys we sent out in July of 2015, after we joined under Modesto Neighborhoods, Inc’s nonprofit umbrella. That mailer was generously printed by the Modesto Police Department, and St. Joseph’s donated the postage. We are still receiving survey submissions via our Google Form linked in the Welcome Packet pinned to the top of our Facebook page--have you added your voice? Our first in-person meeting with MPD was in Orchard Park on June 24, 2014, and several gatherings have followed, but we now hold monthly steering committee meetings every third Wednesday at 7pm, usually at St Joseph’s

offices. Email OrchardParkModesto@gmail. com to RSVP or add an item to the agenda. Although we held National Night Out potlucks in the park in August for 2014 & 2015, in 2016 we wanted to start focusing more on holding NNO potlucks on our own individual streets to grow community with immediate neighbors in the coming years. You can register your street here: https://www.modestogov.com/295/ National-Night-Out We look forward to meeting you at MPD’s A Night of Great Neighbors coming up on May 20, 2017 in Orchard Park

All are welcome to have a rest on our new park bench placed in early February by the middle walkway overlooking Orchard Park’s soccer field. St. Jo’s generously donated the funds for that, too, and it was placed there not by a crane (due to heavy rains), but muscled there by a crew of hard-working Parks & Rec employees. Its dedication medallions thanking St Jo’s for their donation features Orchard Park Alliance’s logo designed by our treasurer Otto Werner’s son, Jesse, in May of 2015. For our first Love Modesto in the park in April of 2015, we weeded, sanitized, picked up garbage, replaced basketball hoops, pruned, and removed tagging. We did the same project in 2016, and a different project in the park this year raising funds for the Cleansing Hope Shower Shuttle and Feed Modesto. Did you donate? Never too late! Not all of our neighbors have homes, so Neighborhood Homelessness Engagement Training has been a focus since April of 2016, when the training was in its pilot stage of development. We look forward to the next training hosted by Focus on Prevention on May 18, 2017. We would love for you to check out our neighborhood slideshow: https://modestoneighborhoods.com/alliances/orchard-park-alliance

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May 17 - Monthly steering committee meeting May 18 - Neighborhood Homelessness Engagement Training May 20 - Community Yard Sale (join Nextdoor.com for details) May 20 - MPD’s A Night of Great Neighbors in Orchard Park

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Zydeco Dance Party Bluesbox Bayou Band Saturday, May 27th, 2017

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ART May Day! May Day! by Jim Christiansen

May Day! May Day! With all the Art Events converging on April, got a May Day message for Chris Murphy I’d gone past deadline. Holdovers still going on include the Central Valley Artist Showcase at both Mistlin Gallery and Carnegie Arts Center into the first week of June.   Stanislaus Artist Open Studio completed this weekend, purchase awards drawing will take place once all raffle slips collected and distributed to winners in order drawn by first week in May.  Attendance steady but impeded by the many events that went on this weekend.  For those of you who say nothing goes on in our area, try

and schedule an event without a pleasant, busy conflict on nearly every date on the calendar. One I forgot was the Art Show in Escalon on Open Studio, and Peddlers Fair in Knights Ferry. Check the Facebook pages for Artists of Modesto, Modesto Artist Salon, and Stanislaus Artist Open Studio and of course ModestoView for updates our calendar might have missed at deadline.   If you have an Art event, don’t delay in sending it in to our calendar at events@modestoview.com  Check in with The Shire for their art events on Facebook. Fans of Art Walk included a Girl Scout troop that found me over at the Doubletree Hotel and from their passports for Third Thursday, nearly completed all the venues.  Good to see Art Walk popular with new patrons of all sorts, but changes in the works to improve upon the event and other visual art presence in our community.  We think this will expand the opportunities for artists to display, wider range of associated activities and more visible on the streets.  Downtown has a couple related but separate Public Art Improvements in progress this month.  Intersection of Art will be unveiled at Gallo Center May 12, with live music, vendors, presented by Leadership Modesto.  The crosswalks will have a whole new look. 

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Downtown Partnership has a call for Artists due May 15th, for designs to apply mural décor to five downtown utility boxes. If you don’t know what that is, check out Jordi Camps design across the street from Picasso’s at Tenth and J Street.  We hope more boxes around Modesto will get the same treatment. Another call for Artists for the Relax on the Range Art/Concert series. First one is May 7 and in need of artists for the Art Tent.  Contact jillferris@fmconcerts.com for information.  I have vendor forms for the Memorial Day Weekend “Pick and Gather” festival in Livingston at Riverdance Farms, with an expanded schedule.  To volunteer, be a vendor, artist, music schedule, contact me at mercenary_ graphics@yahoo.com forms and info at www. riverdancefarms.com    Other notes.  Printmaking show at Merced Cultural Center opens May 15.  Nasco is moving, but the good news will add a small retail space at warehouse new location.  Come out to Art Walk, check your map at www. ModestoArtWalk.com Thanks to those artists and attendees who turned out for Stanislaus Artist Open Studio.  Buy Art from Local Artists.   Open Studio maps have artist contact information if you couldn’t make this year’s event.  Tamara Keiper

and I, and other Stanislaus Artists are on display at the Lodi Art Center Spring Show May 5 to 20.

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Tesoro Do Good White Rum Fruit Mojito Our friends at Do Good Distillery make a spirit for every purpose. We decided to go over the border at Tesoro Mexican Restaurant in Turlock. When you are thinking about your Cinco de Mayo, or heck, any day drinks, this is a new creation you really must consider.    Let’s break it down with Angelica Valdez who with her husband Greg opened an amazing craft Mexican Fine Food restaurant on Lander Rd.  The place is beautiful with hand made décor, great ambiance and a menu of food and a bar that will knock your socks off.   We spent an afternoon with bartender Zoila Ramirez as she showed us her latest fresh fruit Mojito creation.   Angelica sourced some amazing fresh strawberries and mangos and they mixed a fabulous cocktail.  Rum is my friend and this Fruit Mojito is super friendly, smooth and absolutely the perfect refreshment.    Crushed fresh fruit, hand muddled mint, special simple syrup and mojito mix with Do Good Rum.   The DoGood is a perfect blend to the fresh fruit combination.   You need to try both the strawberry and the mango.     While we tasted these tasty drinks, we were treated to unreal Chile Rellano perfectly cooked.  Their Molcajete is a mindblower and will be on our favorites list. Their specialty Par de Tesoros, chicken with Jalisco sauce and garlic butter shrimp is a hall of fame.   You need to put this place on your short list ASAP.   The food is fresh and the drinks are fresher. While we were there, they were hosting a fundraiser for a local school soccer team.  We love the places that give back to our community.  Give this place a try and you will be a fan.

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Tye Bauer, owner of Bauers 66 ½ in Mchenry Village, has expanded his endeavors and just opened bauhaus, a beer and wine lounge next to the beloved Tangled T’s at 5-Points, in one of the most recognizable buildings in the city. And yep, it’s a lowercase “b”! You walk in and immediately pick up a “Cheers” vibe. With a very exclusive feel due to the smaller size of the venue, you are doted on by the bartender and chef personally, ensuring you feel special just for being there. Your food is made mere feet from you, and your beer poured at the end of the bar! With 11 taps that will rotate frequently, you can find something new every time you stop in. You won’t be bored with the beer selection either, each visit you’ll choose from you won’t find anywhere else. You can’t call this a restaurant, no, this is a lounge. The whole place is super comfortable, with pillows on the seats and extra in the windows. This is certainly *the place* to lounge too: under the bar are USB ports to charge your phone while you sip a few beers. (There are purse holders, too!) If you’re a Pokemon Go player get extra excited, because while

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your phone charges and you drink up, you can spin the Pokestop or drop a lure. Catch ‘em all trainers! Their menu will also change daily. The tapas servings will revolve around small plates like in-house cured and smoked meats, ceviche and puff pastry to make things like pizza. On our visit, we snacked on mini peperoni pizzas and roasted potatoes with garlic and rosemary. Vegan options such as smoked tofu are also available. To wash our snacks down, we tasted a rainbow of beers. We started with the SLO Cali Weiss and a Common Hibiscus Saison. Our next round was a Last Call Stout and Anchor’s Blackberry IPA. (Brandi doesn’t usually order an IPA, but is a sucker for blackberry. She highly recommends this fruity IPA!)  The White Sangria was refreshing, as well. You will thoroughly enjoy the simplicity and comfort of The bauhaus. This is where you will stop before you head to where you are going, and where you will go when you return from where you went!

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Episode XIII: Galactic Cantina by Brandilyn Brown It is a period of civil wonkiness. Drunken vagrants have managed to steal secret plans to the Empire’s ultimate drinks. Pursued by sinister agents, you must run to The Twisted Pig to restore freedom to the galaxy…or something.

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“Where Its Tequila with black lava salt                                           AT-AT” Jäger   with coffee Yoda’s ice cubes “Drink It, You Must” Rum with sweet and  The TwistedPig sour ice cubes, blended. 2717 Coffee Rd, Modesto

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PERFORMANCE

May Madness

by Kaye Osborn & ModestoView Staff May Madness is here! Concerts, recitals, graduations and local fairs are handy for your patronage.  The school year is close to an end.  Summer plans are being made.  There is much to celebrate. Embrace each moment and accomplishment.  Last month, we celebrated 50 years of the Modesto Performing Arts with an epic reunion of local and national stars for the stage that all got their start here in Modesto. We are so lucky to live in a community that supports the arts.  We have a symphony, a ballet company, theatrical companies, artists, poets, writers, singers and dancers.  Sometimes, I forget all the opportunities that are available to nurture and develop talents. From the fantastic shows at the Gallo Center, to the innovative shows at the Prospect Theatre and Center Stage Theatre, and the drama departments at MJC and CSU Stanislaus, there is truly something for everyone. You are never too old to dream or pursue a desire. Discover your gift!   Here’s what’s happening in our neck of the woods Gallo Arts Rave On!  The Buddy Holly Experience Tues., May 2:  7:30 PM   CTC’s The Princess and the Pea Sun., May 7: 2 PM   MSO:  Night at the Opera May 12 and 13th   Prospect Theater Project 1214 K St Modesto http://prospecttheaterproject.org/ Disgraced May 5- May 21 I saw this in Berkeley.  Don’t miss it!  It is so timely.   May 28th Prospect Theatre Project Readers Theater 2 PM   Center Stage Conservatory presents a special event, a children’s play, “Lions of

Illyria” by Robert Kauzlaric. The play is based on Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night.” In this comedy about love and mistaken identity, the characters are animals as well as their Shakespearean types—a lion and lioness brother and sister, a gazelle noblewoman, a peacock nobleman, a warthog knight, a monkey pirate, a dodo knight, and a hyena maid. The Center Stage production features four versatile actors each playing two roles. The play will appeal to children 4-10 and their families. Directed by Dawn Trook and acted by regulars to the Modesto stage, James Kusy, Joshua Palafox, Marlene Arellano, and Lara Dirks. 

Center Stage Conservatory Lower Level Studio Saturday, May 13th at 10 AM and 2 PM, Sunday, May 14th at 2 PM and 5 PM. Tickets $5  948 11th St. Modesto  209846-0179 Centerstagemodesto.com     CSU Stanislaus Drama Department Two drifters, George and his friend Lennie, with delusions of living off the “fat of the land” have just arrived at a ranch to work for enough money to buy their own place.  Lennie is a manchild, a little boy in the body of a dangerously powerful man.  It’s Lennie’s obsessions with things soft and cuddly, that have made George cautious about who the gentle giant, with his brute strength, associates with. Stanislaus State Amphitheater May 2 - 7, 2017 - 8:00 p.m. Free Admission

DESIGN Modesto Invented Curbside Recycling by Lee Davis, Founder, Modesto Design School The first Earth Day on April 22,1970, launched the modern environmental movement. It’s also a seminal day in Modesto’s design history. The first “Survival Walk” began that day with activists walking down the Central Valley, through Modesto. The six-week walk from Sacramento to Los Angeles was organized by Ecology Action, founded by UC Berkeley student Cliff Humphrey with a group of eco-designers and activists from the College of Environmental Design to promote household recycling practices. As Humphrey passed through Modesto, he saw potential for a local market for recycled newspapers, cans and glass, and vowed to return to transform Modesto into a “model of ecological sanity.” Humphrey had become somewhat of an eco-design icon following his pointed speech at the renowned International Design Conference Aspen (IDCA) in 1970 where he decried the complicity of designers in “ruining our life support system,” sparking a national debate about the wider social and environmental responsibility of designers. Later that year, he relocated Ecology Action and his family from Berkeley to Modesto. His subsequent efforts would place Modesto on the cutting edge of recycling before it was commonly accepted or economically feasible to do so. Modesto became the first city in the country to offer curbside collection of post-consumer recyclables. From a modest office in the Roseburg and Tully Shopping center, Humphrey designed curbside pickup to make recycling more efficient and convenient for residents. He hoped that the simple task of sorting garbage would make people more environmentally conscious. This was not a small undertaking in “conservative” Modesto at a time when the concept of recycling was still novel.

He met early resistance and skepticism from city officials and the public. “If we can make recycling work here, it will work anywhere,” Humphrey said. Early supporters of the recycling program included city councilwoman Peggy Mensinger, Mayor Lee Davies, Gallo Glass, the Stanislaus County Medical Society, YMCA, Unitarian Church, and Boy Scouts. Ecology Action put the first route into operation with a pair of secondhand trucks and ultimately operated curbside service across all of Modesto and the surrounding area. Recycling became a Modesto institution, a part of the community’s daily routine, and changed resident’s ecological consciousness. Modesto’s innovative program was replicated by cities across the country and helped to catalyze a national movement in curbside recycling. It was featured in LOOK magazine in May 1971 with the headline “This Town’s Hooked on Garbage Power!,” stating that “Modesto is going bananas over recycling.” Humphrey was later named “Recycler of the Decade” at the first National Recycling Congress in 1980 and is widely recognized as “the grandfather of recycling” for the innovative community recycling programs he started here in Modesto. How might we reclaim Modesto’s pioneering role in eco-design and innovation? See “Hippie Modernism: How Bay Area design radicals tried to save the planet” https://placesjournal.org/article/hippie-modernism/

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CHEF The Bayou Bar & Grill by Middagh Goodwin, Brandilyn Brown, Chris Murphy

Modesto misses Vito’s, but in its place is now the Bayou Bar and Grill, filling a need Modesto didn’t even know it had. With Chef Christopher Bonora at the helm, we will now be spoiled with local Cajun food in the heart of downtown. Their menu will feature traditional dishes like jambalaya, gumbo, and oysters, but will offer pizza, burgers and pasta to satisfy even the pickiest

of taste buds. Owner Mark S. Nelson and his son are leading the team at the restaurant with the ever delightful Diane Marcuerquiaga running the house.  Chef Christopher was born and raised in Modesto.  He took an active interest in cooking and working in the kitchen at an early age.  He opened his first restaurant (the legendary Benni’s on Yosemite), back in the late 80s,

along with his brother, Daniel. Second, he opened Christopaolo’s in Ripon.  He even had a pop up version of Benni’s called Piccolo Benni’s over the last few years.  His place in this kitchen brings back memories as he once had Oceana Bar and Grill in the same location where the Bayou is located today. Christopher is an expert in this beautiful exhibition  kitchen where you can watch all of the action. His flavors are in-

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novative and there are no shortages of amazing flavors and smells. You walk in the front door and you know you are at home.   The décor is all Bourbon St, the cocktails are a wonderful blend from the top shelf to the “Swamp Juice”.  You will not regret your choice to partake in any of the delicious delicacies that the Bayou Grill has to offer. We had to go back a second time just to sample more of what the menu had to offer. The Jambalaya was savory with just enough of a spicy kick to make your mouth water and have you diving in for another bite. With Cajun seasoned sausage, chicken and a generous amount of clams and shrimp, it is served in a skillet over their house rice.   The Pulled Pork Po’boy will be a favorite for sure. It comes on a sweet torpedo roll overflowing with the Bayou’s own pulled pork and topped off with Louisiana Slaw. I had the Bayou Mac & Cheese (I suggest you pay the extra $2 to have them add bacon.) They have traditional favorites like Salmon Marsala and you can even get them to put grits on the side.  The Grits at Bayou are right out of Louisiana.   When we asked for recommendations, Chef Christopher said, “you should pay attention to the Daily Specials”.  Make a note to do this fellow diners.  We also had the Mixed Fry as an appetizer and it was some of the best Calamari, Battered Shrimp, and what I believe were white fish and onion strips battered and all deep-fried to perfection. Served with Shrimp & Tartar Sauce. Next time you feel like having something out of the ordinary do yourself a favor and head on down to the Bayou.   Cocktail friends will recognize one of our favorite bartenders Ben Mello behind the counter making the house favorites and yours.   Bayou has the southern feeling where you feel right at home when you walk in the door.  The flavor will make you feel you are on Bourbon Street.

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GRAFFITI

COMING SOON TO THE

Graffiti Summer 2017 Gallo Center for the Arts! p o b u l a m o b p Whom ! m o o b m a b a whomp By Chris Murphy

rave on! the buddy holly experience 5/2 tue 7:30 pm presented by doubletree by hilton modesto lewis black - adult content 5/5 fri 8 pm

california theatre center’s the princess & the pea 5/7 sun 2 pm chris lemmon: a twist of lemmon 5/13 sat 2 pm & 7 pm 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 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. 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.  Polish the chrome on your car, get your fuzzy dice, poodle skirt and lets get ready for Graffiti Summer 2017. Fri & Sat nights, 6-9 pm - A&W Root Beer, Classic Car Show & Karaoke Wed nights, 5-9 pm Velvet Creamery, Classic Car Show

June 3 – 2 pm American Graffiti – The film that started it all – State Theatre June 4, 9 – 3 pm - 12th Annual American Graffiti Classic Car Show- McHenry Village June 5, 5-8 pm - Mid-Valley Chevy Club – American Chevrolet June 6,  5-8 pm - Mid-Valley Chevy Club – Vintage Faire Mall June 7 6:30 pm - Graffiti Cruise Route Walk of Fame Presentation – 10th St Plaza             5-9 pm - Mid-Valley Chevy Car Show – 10th St Plaza June 8, 5-8 pm -  Mid-Valley Chevy Club – Cool Hand Lukes June 9, 6 pm - Official Kiwanis Classic Car Parade – Downtown Modesto   June 9, 9 pm - Downtown Cruise-In Concert – Chuck Berry Tribute 9 pm June 10 8 pm - The Doo Wop Project – Gallo Center June 10, 9-5 pm  - American Graffiti Car Show & Festival – Muni Golf Course June 11, 9-3 pm  - American Graffiti Car Show & Festival  - Muni Golf Course June 17, 9 am -  24th Annual Back to Graffiti at the Fruit Yard June 17, 3 pm  - Sing-a-long Grease, State Theatre June 25 The 10th Annual Rod & Custom Car Show

To order fuzzy dice and other cool Graffiti Gifts: www.modestograffitiusa.com #homeofamericangraffiti #homeofgeorgelucas #modestousa

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dave bennett’s tribute to benny goodman 5/27 sat 7 pm pippin 6/7-8 wed-thu 7 pm presented by boyett petroleum the doo wop project 6/10 sat 8 pm grupo intocable 6/11 sun 6 pm premier partner doctors medical center Tajmo: The Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’ Band 6/13 tue 7 pm sponsored by oak valley community bank

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Now Accepting Applications for The Valley Talent Project! deadline to apply: monday, may 15

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Happy 25th Anninversary by DJ Walker DJ Walker in the Morning Show KAT 103.3

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This year marks the 25th anniversary of Kat Country 103! For quite a while Kat Country has thanked it’s listeners with an annual free country music festival called the “Listener Appreciation Concert”, or LAC for short. Each show has been unique, fun and memorable. And this year will prove to be just as fun, featuring three time Grammy Nominee Joe Nichols, the band Parmalee, an all female trio called Runaway June, American Idol’s Lauren Alania, and new comer Bailey Bryan taking over the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds in Turlock June 3rd. The stage of the LAC has proved to be a launching pad for many new country stars whose careers have taken off after playing the LAC and most of it all began right off Canal Drive in Turlock. In 2007, I remember vividly a young lady in a sundress and red cowboy boots walk onto the LAC stage, grab the mic from the stand and open her set by rapping Eminem’s “Lose Yourself ”. The crowd didn’t know what to think, but they loved it! She abruptly stopped and said, “…I write songs about boys…” and played her latest hit. Another memory from ’08 was tall, 6-foot 10inch Good Ole Boy that was preparing for his stage introduction. Backstage this up and coming singer walked past the ramp that would lead up to stage-right and instead, walked directly to the rear of the stage, took off his cowboy hat, crouched down and squeezed himself into a some sort of box/contraption underneath the stage. As I looked at him, puzzled, he said, “First impressions are a bitch when you’re tall!” Suddenly the band kicked in and the under-stage mechanism he was in began to rise. The crowd saw him appear from out of nowhere as he strummed his first of many hits to come. In 2009 a young, rebel of a new country artist walked into the Kat Country tent for an interview and I knew right away he was unique. While I was asking him about his music and his road from Nashville to the Central Valley, I could tell by the way he looked directly into my eyes with every answer he was a singer that knew exactly who he was and where he came from. Later when he took the stage he asked, “Are you ready to get weird…?” and the crowd cheered as the band rocked Turlock. In 2010 an unknown Family Trio was on stage at the Stanislaus Country Fairgrounds giving 20,000 LAC fans a high-energy show. The electricity from the crowd spurred them on to keep pushing their performance to the point that when their set ended, they ran off the stage dripping in sweat, smiling ear to ear and exclaimed, “That’s the Biggest crowd we’ve ever played for!”

Those are the memories of these new country artists that tens of thousands of Kat Country fans all have shared. Oh, and who were those new, up and coming artists? Just Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton, Eric Church and The Band Perry!  Other promising artists from the past also include Toby Keith, Rascal Flatts, Jon Pardi and Lee Brice just to name a few. Who knows how much luck the LAC stage will bring to these new artists that are playing this year, but the track record so far is a pretty good one.  And almost all of those memories were made in Turlock.

To find out more info on the Kat Country 103 LAC and to get free tickets just go to Katm.com

METAL by Eve Oberlander Metal heads and music lovers alike, check out the first ever MUSICMANIA an event for music lovers in Central California. This record fair event will take place at The Portal (1324 Coldwell Ave.) in Modesto on Sunday May 7th from  10am to 6pm. Attendees will be able to browse and purchase many music related items such as records, concert t-shirts, instruments, tour books, posters, autographs, cd’s, oddities, buttons and more. You will find a treasure trove of affordable and hard to find items from all genres of music with prices starting at $1.  A portion of the proceeds will go to Hope Haven West, who supplies wheelchairs to that in need. Entry is $3 and there will be an early bird entry at 8am (2hours before the doors open to the general public) for $10. Food and refreshments will be available.  This will be a fun, positive event for any local music lover and MUSICMANIA is supporting any local bands that want to come out, set up a table with their CD and merchandise. For more info, including vendor inquiries send an email to musicmaniainformation@ gmail.com. StoneWolf Productions Presents: Ladies of Metal night. A show featuring female fronted metal bands. This show is at Modesto’s Shadow Lounge on Friday May 19th at 8pm. $10 admission, must be 21 and over. Please check out the leading ladies in our area. Show your support for Graveshadow (Sacramento), The Royal Order, BAVMORDA, Hellheart and Perfect Nightmare.  StoneWolf Productions is new and is made up of a couple of local musicians.

They are working hard at bringing Modesto new entertainment and are open to all acts and genres of music. Currently they have secured three national acts with dates coming up real soon. Your My Boy Blue Entertainment and Asylum Productions presents: Autism Speaks charity Metal show, on Saturday May 20th at 7pm.  All proceeds from this show are donated to Autism Speaks.  Autism Speaks is dedicated to advancing research into causes and better treatments for autism spectrum disorders and related conditions both through direct funding and collaborations. Your My Boy Blue does charity work for Autism Speaks every year in Modesto for the last four years.  There will be a raffle with awesome prizes including $100 tattoo gift card to Adams Ink, various metal CD’s, autographed band posters and more. Bands playing are Lost Horizons, AGE, Nowhere Fast, NBL, Stigmurder and BAVMORDA. Pammy with Pamsterdam Promotionz and friends is holding a potluck in the park. A Metal Barbecue at Graceada Park on Saturday May 13th at 3pm. Come one come all. Bring your family, bring your kids, and hang out in the park with us. Each person should bring a potluck dish to share and if you like bring your guitar and chair. We had a Metal family BBQ last summer and about 80 of us showed up throughout the day.  I hope to see you all out there. This event is way of us getting together outside of the metal shows. Location, 401 Needham in Modesto, look for the large group of us wearing black in the sunshine.

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UNPLUGGED Roosevelt’s Got Talent by Aaron Rowan

Two months ago I was invited to join the panel of judges for the annual ‘Roosevelt’s Got Talent’ competition, held at Roosevelt Junior High. International opera performers Roy Stevens and Annalisa Winberg oversee this contest, and mentor students as they share their gifts of song, dance and more. It was quite an interesting experience to help with the selection of the prize winners. One of the grand prize awards went to a young lady named Kalea Jackson, after her rendition of “How Far I’ll Go” from ‘Moana.’ For the past five years Kalea has been perform-

ing with the Davis High Drama Club, Modesto Performing Arts, and Gallo Center Repertory Company. After hearing her perform for the first time, I knew I was going to invite her to open a ‘Music At The GMC’ concert. You’ll get the chance to hear what this gal can do on Saturday May 20, at 7:30 PM in the Gottschalk Music Center’s recital hall at 1502 E St. This small DIY space has seen numerous evenings with talent worthy of the Gallo Center stage. It’s one of the few places around town where you can enjoy a listening-room concert experience free from the noise and distractions found in the bar/restaurant music scene. Headlining the night is local Townsend Opera alum Liisa Dávila. As a young, award-winning soprano, Liisa is quickly gaining recognition as a highly sought-after entertainer who delights her audiences with riveting performances. A winner of multiple competitions, Liisa is a recent San Francisco

District winner and a Western Regional Finalist for the Metropolitan National Council Auditions and the prestigious West Bay Opera’s Maria and Ben Holt Scholarship. Accompanied by pianist Monica Johnson, Liisa will share a program of musical theatre favorites for a light-hearted night of fun. Doors for the evening will open at 7 PM, and music will kick off at 7:30 with a few numbers by Kalea. We might just enjoy a special guest or two as well. Admission for the Music At The GMC series is $15 general, and free for kids 12 and younger. We’re limited to about 40 seats in this intimate space so be sure to call 209-5435306 or email modestounplugged@yahoo. com to RSVP. Thanks to my friend (and fellow talent judge) Chris Murphy and the View for their continuing support of this wonderful series! You can visit www.modestounplugged. com for more upcoming showcases.

Learning to Ride

 – Sam Pierstorff, Poet Laureate As a father, you never want to push your daughter away, but sometimes you have to   like when she’s six years old and trying to ride a bike without training wheels for the first time,   and you’re running as fast as you can behind her, one hand clenched to the seat unable to let go as her front wheel wobbles. “Keep it straight,” you yell, but she already she knows.   Her shoulders tighten, fists redden around the handlebars, her eyes focused on the road ahead unfolding beneath her tires, one pedal-turn at a time.   You need to let go soon, you tell yourself as you loosen your grip, feel the bike float away from your fingertips as she rides alone— suddenly aware she is on her own, and that you will always be behind her.

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Ethan Beavers - Comic Artist

by Middagh Goodwin

With the Anniversary of Star Wars and the Explosion of Pop Culture Events in Modesto and all over Northern California in the last few years it is quite appropriate to have Ethan Beavers as our May interview. Ethan is a Comic Book Artist who calls Modesto home. He has created art for DC, Darkhorse, Cartoon Network to name a few. His portfolio includes Batman, Wonder Woman, Indiana Jones and Star Wars. MV-What are you working on currently that excites you? EB- I’m working on a 3 book Graphic Novel series for the American Taekwondo Association. It’s published by Rodale and is called ATA Tigers. It’s about a team of talking animal kids who learn about life and Taekwondo. The Characters are designed by Eric Wight, who worked on a ton of animated cartoons at WB and CN. He and I worked on an issue of Buffy the Vampire Slayer together- Jeph Loeb wrote the script on that one. MV-Are you inspired by anything new? EB- I’m inspired by everything new. I consume

a lot of movies and books- not too many cartoons these days. The internet is a great place for inspiration. Instagram has an overwhelming number of incredible artists who are cranking out amazing work. Looks like lots of art schools stopped teaching students to be hippies and actually inform kids on how to draw. I hear the tuition is murder though... MV-What are your thoughts on being a comic artist in today’s world? EB- In the history of the planet, there’s never been a better time to be a comic artist or for that matter, any other type of artist. Comic Hero movies are loved by the entire planet. Between the Art Walk type shows, the Comic Con/Pop Art events, Social Media/internet, and the old print stuff, almost anyone, regardless of talent level, can make a buck. Also, the demand for Artists has never been greater as new avenues have been created- particularly in Video Games and Film.    MV-What art movement or artist would you say influenced your work most? EB- Bruce Timm comics and Genndy Tarta-

kovsky cartoons. Those are the two main guys in terms of what put me where I am today. My mind exploded when I saw Mad Love on the shelf in ‘93. My mind blew up again when I saw my first episode of Samurai Jack. I committed myself to becoming a professional soon thereafter. MV-What is your background, where did you start as an artist? EB- I started drawing when I was a child- very young. Kindergarten type age. I did Art class in High School and Modesto Junior College, but most of my training I did on my own. Mostly self-taught.

would be a part of the Star Wars Universe? What does it feel like to be a part of the Lucas Lexicon? EB- I never set my sights as high as Indy and Star Wars- not in my wildest dreams. I’ve surpassed my career expectations so many times I’ve lost count, which is great for me creatively because I am such a big fan of those films. MV-What have been some of your favorite projects to work on?  EB-Obviously, my first job at DC Comics. Another was when I worked on an episode of Justice League Unlimited at WB. I couldn’t believe I actually got hired to work on the Samurai Jack Comics. Illustrating the NY Times Bestseller NERDS as pretty great. Artistically I took a quantum leap forward when I finished my first Little Golden Book. That was Batman, and I’ve done most of my best work on the five or so I’ve done thus far. I’m illustrating a Flash LGB soon.  MV-Where can someone find your work and or be able to commission a piece if they are interested?  EB- You can find me at my website- ethenbeavers.com Or at cretineb@instagram I’m also on Facebook now.

MV-What has been a Seminal Experience? EB- My most important experience was probably when I first showed my work at Comic Con in about 2002 or so. I went down there with some samples to find out whether or not I had it in me to be a comic artist. I showed them around. I got work right away. Should have done that years earlier... MV-How is it being an artist living in Modesto? EB- Meh. There are some advantages is terms of Comic shows popping up everywhere in CA these days. Other than that, It’s kinda meh. MV-Have to ask. Star Wars and Indiana Jones. Being from Modesto, did you ever think you

is the First Saturday in May. The first Free Comic Book Day took place May 4th, 2002 and has been going strong ever since. In the 16 years since it’s inception, only two free Comic Book Days did not coincide with a major Comic Book Movie Release(05-06). Starting with Spider-Man.This Year Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 comes out the day before. In the early years, retailers used the hype and promotion from the studios and theatres to help promote. Bring the kids out to Free Comic Book Day May 6th taking place at Bonanza Comics and Books on McHenry and Invincible Comics on Orangeburg and College. Both will be giving out Comics 10 am until 4 pm. Bonanza will have members of the Central Valley Costumers, 501st. Costume Heroes will appear from 10-12 and Comic Artists will be on hand until 2. Author John Harrison will also be in attendance signing copies of his books. Invincible Comics will have the NorCal Cosies hosting a costume contest at 2 pm. Several artists including Allen Passalaqua, Adam Harris, Harold George, Patrick Barr, Kristy Moore and Micah Mate will be selling art and taking commissions.  This is a great way to get back into reading comics or to introduce a new generation to this unique American medium.

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STAR WARS

May the FOURTH Be With You!

All over the world, Star Wars will be on everyone’s mind on May 4th. This is a special day here in Modesto USA where we are the “#ho-

by Leia Johnson We supplied them with backpacks, pencils, rules, scissors, and more. The school was so grator our help. Soon we will all get together and clean eyeglasses to be distributed to developing nations throughout the world. Last time we cleaned over 2,000 glasses. We hung out, Corks & Forks For six years HTC has listened to music, and laughed while being hosted this elegant event. able to help someone see better. The se are Wineries from all over the just some ofcome the wonderful opportunities Central Valley to pour their very best. The Culinary you will have by joining the Leos Club. We Services department of HTC also would appreciate donations of good provides the most amazing conditionforprescription appetizers your enjoy- glasses. Did you ment. Enjoy music, wine, know 153 million people worldwide are food, and friends at this in need of corrective lens, but don’t have very highly attended event. them. Lions and Leos clubs The proceeds from Corks & collect millions Forks support theyear. manyIf you would like of eyehelp glasses each programs at HTC. Tickets to try out 209-593-5611 to see if you want are just Leos $40  Call or stoptobybe a part at of1424 it then you are more than 9. welcome HTC Stonum Road Modesto 4:30. Monday pickhave up your tickets! to join us for- Friday a day.toWe a memberFantastic food prepared by HTC Culinary ship drive May 9th at Modesto Bowl. If you Department, Patty Castillo Davis entertaining areattendees, interestedmany in participating, donating, the local wineries, and silent auction items! Photo booth and lots of Karin fun! Doat joining, or trying out Leos, call Good Distillery will be joining us as well! (209) 595-3202 for more information.

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meofstarwars Yes friends, this is our day and we are going to celebrate and bring the action to 10th St Plaza. Modesto’s Star Wars community will be celebrating May the 4th.  We have invited the 501st Squadron, The Norcal Cosies, the Wolves of Mandalore and the Rebel Legion to join us at this event and the LodgePole Pickers will go full Jedi for their music in the plaza.  You won’t want to miss the light saber battles and the light show by Laser Voodoo. Everyone is encouraged to cosplay as their favorite Star Wars characters. The celebration begins at 6 pm, with the Lodgepole Pickers.  There will be a special presentation of the Star Wars cosplayers at 7 pm.  We will have a public reading of the Modesto proclamation,  At 7:30, well be presenting the award-winning Carma Ladybug as Miss May the 4th . By 8 pm the epic battle will be waged.  After some more Jedi Lodge Pole Picker Music, the film Spaceballs will brighten the big screen of the Brenden for $5.00.  This will be a night to remember This year is the 40th Anniversary of the release of the original Star Wars.   May 25, 1977, was the day that changed modern film forever.   From the opening theme and the rolling script, the world had The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a life-changinevent that helps a new lexicon of interstellar characters, starships and even speed our community celebrate the lives of people who have battled can remember In as little a few parsecs, film propelled loved ones lost, andmeasurements.   fi ght back against theasdisease. Yourthis asons for getting Modesto native George Lucas into Hyperspace filmthat fame.motivates   involved in Relay For Life are as unique and special as the of story you. Because of your support, we are creating a world with less cancer There will be special Star Wars food and drink specials at Fuzio, and more birthdays! This is a wonderful event Modesto and the track lined Ralston’s Goat, T-Cups, andin Loard’s Ice Cream.  Make sureis you like with really incredible booths where teams show their support, sell crafts and food to May the 4th Facebook toat stay up tothat speed.  raise funds. There the is an amazing luminarypage walk dusk is mazingly power@maythefourthmodesto ful. Please consider supporting this event, support a team or just make a donation. www.relayforlife.org and then type in Modesto, CA #homeofstarwars  #homeofGeorgeLucas

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25TH ANNIVERSARY OF TARANTINO’S CRIME THRILLER Starring Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Chris Penn, Steve Buscemi Tues. May 9 and Sat. May 13 at 7 p.m.

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Spontaneous Shakespeare Thou wilt not believe it’s improvised! FREE to students; $3 for all others Sat. May 13 at 3 p.m.

FILMS ALIVE & KICKING (Doc) Jaw-dropping, joy-fueled film about swing dancing Fri. May 5 at noon; Sun. May 7 at 3:30 p.m. THE DINNER (R) Richard Gere, Laura Linney star in gripping drama Opens Fri. May 5 at 7 p.m. HAROLD & LILLIAN (Doc) Moving portrait of a marriage and the people behind the films we love Opens Fri. May 12 at 4 p.m. OBIT. (Doc) Uplifting documentary about our final words Opens Fri. May 26 at 4 p.m. THE LOVERS (R) Refreshing, funny look at love starring Tracy Letts and Deborah Winger Opens Fri. May 26 at 7 p.m.

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Bike Trails... Trails... Bike by Chris Murphy

Festivals and Fun!

The outdoor word starts firing on all cylinders each May. This year, we had those much needed “April Showers”, and now we are going to have May flowers, fun, and family festivals.  Now is the time to makes sure your bike is all tuned up with new tires, and make sure your shoes, gloves and helmet are ready to go at a moment’s notice.     Let’s make this easy. Modesto is Do you love Chocolate?  a flat city.  I think the net elevation Chocolate is still king in Oakdale change from east to west Modesto with the Sconza Candy company.  may be about five feet.  Simply put, This festival as a long tradition of celebrating Chocolate, Community, the biggest hill you have to climb is the Mt. Modesto overpass over the Fun and Music.  Two full days of freeway.  Modesto can be an amazing games, chocolate challenges and bike town, but there is so much more you know, we here at  the Viewto it than just putting in bike lanes.  Crew love car shows.  This is a Bicycles have to integrate with the fun event for the whole family and car traffic.  there are bands every couple of   hours.   Bikes are part of the road network.   Ticket info: $6 Admission for And bikes need to follow the rules Adults, $5 Seniors, Kids 12 and of the road.   We need safe places to under are free.  Bring a canned good to gate for $1 off admission park bikes and there are good things happening as we roll out the new   The Fun Run  5K and 1M, artistic and regular bike racks.  Businesses should make it easy to ride, will be on Sat., May 21st and the Classic Car Show both days.  There city planners need to connect the will be entertainment on 2 stages:  gaps in our trail network and motorists and cyclist need to respect each Chocolate Challenge Stage with other.   Most of all, we need to make chocolate activities for the kids sure that cycling is easy, affordable and community performances by dance studios, karate, zumba, etc., and safe.   and the Main Stage with great local   As kids, bikes were our freedom and and cover bands with a variety of in the current age of child safety, sadmusic.  Sat 9-6 Sun 9-5 ly we have lost some of this freedom.  Presented by Oakdale Chamber of Commerce www.oakdalecham- But it is time to get our freedom back and create safe routes to schools and ber.com better bike racks, better local bike   trails, bike parks and create a cycling Ride Your Bike friendly city from recreation, to racing The Amgen Tour of California will to commuting.  Awareness is needed invade Modesto on May 15.   This puts bikes on the brain for many of from both cyclists and non-cyclists.   us here in the Modesto area.   We There are many weekly rides to go have grown up racing and riding on, you don’t have to spend a billion all over the region and to see the bucks on a good race bike, cycling best cyclists in the world, here in our city is so very cool.  But for the is the way to fitness if, like me, you non-racers out there; how do we all have torn up your knees from years get excited about cycling?  Do you of abuse. Do you need a car at work?  Could you ride?  Have you checked remember your first ride?

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out the route you would take. The new bike lanes on College work well and the new connection we have from East to West campus is solid.  We have the Hetch Hetchy, Virginia Corridor and the Mensinger Trail that are all good ways to get across town.   But you have to start and take your first ride, maybe 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 or dream about being in the Amgen Tour, get out and take a spin and enjoy the world around you.  But please, wear a helmet.     

Ride for Mom – May 13

This annual tradition was started 6 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 13, 20167 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 12, 2016 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Green’s On 10th, in Downtown Modesto. http://rideformom. com/  

Amgen Tour of California – Stage 2 – May 15

Modesto has been a fantastic host city for the Amgen Tour in the past and this year, Modesto is host to Stage 2, a grueling run between Modesto and San Jose. This is a fantastic event as at the start, every cyclist from around the world must sign in, and that means that cycling fans can see every rider.  You can watch the riders warm up, get the bikes ready and see the team vehicles.   This is a warm up for the Tour de France so all of the elite cyclists will be here.  Modesto USA will be the talk of the cycling world.  www.amgentourofcalifornia.com

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off Kiernan.   For a full schedule on all of the Nor Cal races where local cyclists will compete http://www.ncnca.org/allevents  

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http://www.ncnca.org/ncncaevent/ modesto-downtown-criterium-2 May 21 Modesto Road Race http://www.ncnca.org/ncncaevent/ modesto-road-race-5

Family Cycling Festival May 20

Classic Chrome meets Cycling Spokes

The race starts at 11:45, so you will want to get a spot along the downtown circuit where the riders will take 2 parade laps lead by a classic Graffiti car and by a line of classic cars before heading under the Modesto Arch and out Paradise Road to Carpenter.   There will be lifestyle festival all morning along I St at the Gallo Center so you can be in the middle of the cycling excitement.   

The Community Cruise

After the Amgen racers leave, the racecourse will be opened to the community to do a cycling cruise. Yes, we will all cruise, on our bikes on the opening circuit and enjoy the streets of downtown Modesto.  This is not a race, it is free and check in will be at 11:45.    http:// modestogov.com/2075/CommunityBike-Cruise  

Bike to Work Day – May 18

You can meet Modesto’s Mayor and ride to work.   Meet up at Village Baking Company on May 18 at 6:00 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 when you arrive at  10th St Plaza. From 6:30 – 8:30 am  

Let’s go to the races

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

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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.  There will be a community ride from MJC East to West Campus at 10 am hosted by the Stanislaus County Bike Club.  

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: On Twitter @bikemodesto Central Valley Cruisers: https://www.facebook.com/ groups/341903062634438/ Modesto Area Bike Rides: https://www.facebook.com/ModBikes Eternal Rascals B.C.: https://www.facebook.com/EternalRascalsBikeCrew Booze Cruisers: https://www.facebook.com/BoozeCruisers-643981945745822/ Rolling relics:

www.facebook.com/rolling.relics See: facebook.com/OakdaleBicycleShop/ for rides of various levels starting in Oakdale. See: www.funsportbikes.com for rides starting at their McHenry Village location.  Check out their new location being built at Oakdale and Briggsmore. See: www.cyclemastersinc.com for rides starting at their Turlock location.  

Ride the River

If you have not been rafting, this will be an EPIC year. The river flows of the Stanislaus will be rockin’, and there will be a lot of white water thrills.   Check out rafting companies like Sunshine out of Oakdale and they will connect you with the type of river experience that is good for you.   These trips book up early so you want to check it out.  2017 will be an amazing year on the wild river and there are nice easy float trips too.   http:// www.raftadventure.com/  

Ride the Rails

If a nice slow cruise through the foothills is your thing, then the Sierra Railroad is the place to be. Trains leave from downtown Oakdale and take you on a meandering run up into the hills.   There are Beer Trains, Murder Mystery Trains, High Noon Express and even and Old Vine Wine Train and there will be a special Mother’s Day Train on May 14th .   Check www.sierrarailroad.com to get your tix.  There are even special premium lounge cars with special food and drink menus.    Madison Murphy Age 3

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Here is a new event music fans!  

Check out “Relax on the Range” presented by Jill and Ryan Irons out at the River Oaks Golf Course on May 7th featuring the original singer of Hinder, Austin John Winkler. Local bands, David Nunes, Painting Chaos, Callbox, Samora, BBQ, Crafts and more. 1-10 pm 

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ArtWalk Goes Live – May 18!

Do not miss 3rd Thurday Artwalk this month as artist Dan Peters takes his art and social commentary to the street. Enjoy the galleries, happy hour, boutiques and mingle with your friends for Art Walk.   Live music from San Regalado in a new location at Café Deva.  Tell them “Art” Sent you. 

Go Pick Modesto

Yum, We love blueberries. Did you know that you can pick your own fresh berries, for your smoothies, ice cream or just to eat by the handful.   Visit VanDerHelm Farms on Albers Road and you can be as close is you can get to the freshest of fresh.   They are scheduled to open around May 5, but it is all dependent on the weather and if the berries are ripe.   By May 12, their hours will be Monday through Saturday from 8 am to 4 pm  http://vanderhelmfarms.com/ https://www.facebook.com/VanderHelmFarms/

Go Modesto Stanislaus Special Olympics is holding the 44th Annual Re-

gional Games Ceremonies and Track and Field events at Ken Daniel / Special Olympics Sports Field at J. F. Kennedy School, 1202 Stonum Road, Modesto, CA on Saturday, May 6 at 10:00am. Stanislaus County Special Olympics is hosting Mariposa County and Merced County Special Olympics for this event. Local dignitaries and special guests will join the athletes in the opening ceremonies. Join our Celebration for a day of fun and exciting surprises. Everyone is invited and admission is FREE.  For more information, call the Special Olympics office at (209) 522-1544.  

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MAMA by Middagh Goodwin May the Force be with you. Spring is in the air,

and so is the sound of Music. Music in the Plaza is in full swing with MF Silverado kicking things off on April 28th to an incredible crowd. May 5th have the Poorhouse Millionaires kicking things off along with DoMo’s First Friday Market. Come out and enjoy the music while you shop for some unique items and fresh produce in the 10th Street Plaza. Every Friday until the end of September Music will be flowing out of the Plaza. Catch Rob Hill Band on the 12th, A La Lune on the 19th and Lodge Pole Pickers ending the month out on the 26th. We have a special May the Fourth Celebration added to the mix in the Plaza with Music, Light Saber Battles, Storm Troopers and Rebels. Plans are for this to become an annual event. Dress up as your favorite characters and join in the fun.There will also be a special screening of Spaceballs at the Brenden Theater. We are hoping to add a Music Video category to the Modesto Area Music Awards so make sure you share what you have with us on Facebook. Keep sending in your gigs to events@ modestoview.com, so we can add them to the View Calendar and share them on our pages. We want to keep up with all who is playing and

where. FM Concerts and Beyond the Limits has their first in what is looking to be a series of Concerts Relax on the Range May 7th at River Oaks Golf Course. June 3rd is the next one scheduled; I know I am looking forward to seeing how these events take shape. It is great to see these promoters working outside the box to create great entertainment opportunities. Make sure you stop by the Center Stage when you go out to the Stanislaus County Fair July 14th -23rd and catch several local artists performing as part of Modesto Area Music Associations wider vision for the future. Our goal is to team up or be a resource to help get more opportunities for our area entertainers. Please continue to support the venues(we need more) who give performers an outlet to entertain us. Support the bands not just by attending their shows but also by buying their merchandise and liking/following them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. Bring a friend or family member the next time you go out and introduce them to one or more of your favorite local artists. Let us all actively grow our music and arts scene to bigger and better heights

SONGWRITER Flowering with Faires and Fests By Patty Castillo Davis

May is one of the best months in the garden year. Beauty is in bloom, at it’s peak and music in May is no exception. Celebrations of friendship, Tastings and Pairings, The Sierra Dinner Train, Markets, Community Festivals and Faires are bringing together the finest choices in talent. Tyler and Christina of the Duo Me & You have a new single available now entitled “Hard” which can be found on ITunes, Spotify, YouTube and Reverbnation. These guys are crazy busy playing regularly at Most Wanted Wine Bar in Oakdale and giving fellow Singer Songwriters a platform by hosting the free weekly Queen Bean concert series, Friday Night Unplugged. May’s performances include-5/5 Ryan Poole, 5/12 Jonah Ledesma/Stevie Vasquez, 5/19 Kayla Just and 5/26 Jordan Waters/Andru Vigil. For booking information please send inquiries to ty41rhcp@yahoo.com. Support this intimate showcase! Breakfast at Deva Café features a positive vibe filled space with great scratch food and diverse family friendly music every Sundaythis month’s calendar welcomes Country Artist Austin James 5/7, multi MAMA winners Tim and Patty (Mother’s Day) 5/14, Blues Man Tony Westlake 5/21, and fan favorite Me and You 5/28. The 29th annual Ceres Street Faire and Car Show is May 5 and 6 with two full staging locations for entertainment. Joining the many community presentations and performances

throughout the weekend will be MAMA artists Tim Allen, Patty Castillo Davis, Greg Scudder& Beer Thirty and Emerson Biggins . On May 18, the Third Thursday Artwalk will feature music in selected venues throughout the Downtown area. The Modesto View stage located at Café Deva will host Indie Road Warrior Sam Regalado also known as Boscoe’s Brood fresh off of MUMFest 2017 and the Modesto Junior College New Music concert series. May 19 he is in Carmel Valley at the Trailside Café. His newest CD, “Reflections: Rekindled Collectables” is available on CD Baby and Amazon and at the Art Walk. Visit the Sierra Dinner Train for a fun and unique music venue. Departing from Oakdale station at 330 Sierra Avenue, the train travels through open countryside skirting California’s quintessential gold country. On Saturday, May 27 the Patty Castillo Davis Band will be providing the sounds for your listening and dancing pleasure. The Beer Train and Old Vine Express wine tasting tickets can be purchased at SierraDinnerTrain.com As always I implore you to put your money where your music is and pay a cover or leave a tip where musicians offer their art. Bring your tribe to a show headlined by a woman musician. If you are a local business owner-think outside of the box and offer your space as a new unorthodox venue for music. Swap out your plans to visit another cover/tribute show and invest some time in the Songwriter who creates beauty through personal experiences of joy and pain. Promote your Songwriter events and shows here by contacting Pattycastillodavis.com and send booking inquiries for Breakfast at Deva and the Third Thursday Artwalk to pcdenterprises@yahoo.com.

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A Christmas Carol, December 2015, Modesto Performing Arts: Brad Hight, Michael McGrath, Moe Perez, Chloe Willey, Nicole Giordanella, Jon Duran, Ray Sheen, Haley French, and Shannon Wren. When an audience sits down to watch a live performance they each experience something different and each time they watch the same show, they see something different than the time before. That’s the beauty of a live performance.  That’s what makes them exciting and often magical.   What the audience doesn’t see is all of the crew who make that magic happen. Unless of course, someone makes a mistake and suddenly everyone is staring at the guy with a fauxhawk, dressed in black jeans and a black tshirt, holding an 18th century chair on the lit stage while the Queen of England enters stage left.  Um, awkward?  It happens.  Who’s at fault?  Who knows.  It could have been the spotlight crew that lit early, or the stage manager called the spot early, or maybe faux-hawk guy missed his cue - the audience will never know.  What they do know, hopefully, is that until that moment, the crew was so seamless, so GOOD at their jobs that they were invisible. But they’re there - every single time.  They run the soundboard, the lighting, the spotlights, they move props and sets, they work the rails to fly in scenery or effects or to lift and lower legs, they close and open the curtain, and usu-

ally the crew even helps build and strike the set. They are everywhere, doing everything, except being seen.  They are the unseen and unsung heroes. As we close out the high school theater season and begin the jam packed summer community theatre season, there are still a few spring shows to catch in the Modesto area.  Go out into our community, watch a play or a musical, enjoy a live performance but forget everything you’ve just read here.  Don’t wonder about spots, lights, fly rails, mics, props, or sets.  Because you shouldn’t, you should forget them, that’s what they want, but the next time you are walking by a stage door and you see someone dressed in all black, maybe say, “The crew did a great job tonight! Thank you!” Because chances are, they did, you just didn’t see it. Upcoming shows:  James & the Giant Peach, Modesto Christian Performing Arts 5/5 – 5/6;  Oliver!, Whitmore Charter School 5/4 – 5/5, Mulan Jr, Turlock Youth Performing Arts 5/5-5/7, Avenue Q,Merced Playhouse 4/28 – 5/14; 13 The Musical 5/19 – 5/21, Merced Playhouse; Disgraced 5/5- 5/21, Prospect Theater Project, Lions in Illyria, Center Stage Conservatory 5/13 – 5/14

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JAZZ&BLUES If you luv music you’re gonna luv this     By Eric Benson I know it’s time to get my tomatoes and veggies in the ground when I go down to the downtown Farmers’ Market - fresh bouquets of spring vegetables and wares for sale with customers strolling along with their bags of goodies and kids in tow.  Blue Monday Invitational Jam returns to the Barkin’ Dog Grill this May 8th with Ultra Lounge and special guests on the Latin side.  We will be doing a belated Cinco De Mayo celebration on the Monday following the 5th with Cuban virtuoso pianist Gustavo Ramirez, Cuban master percussionist Carlos Caro and Danilo Pais on lead vocals and percussion. We will be playing Jazz, Blues, R & B, and a whole lot of Latin music for listening and dancing. The 7-piece house band is a super group of all the best players in the area. Ultra Lounge, Blue Monday Band, features: lead vocalist, guitar and bass player Dave Sousa, Johnny Valdes guitar, Tim Allen bass, vocals, Dave Hawkes on drums, Eric Benson & Pat Governor on keys, and horn section: Andrew Rosenblum Sax, trumpet, Kevin Marin Trumpet, and Jamie Dubberly trombone.  Show from

7 to 10 PM with food and drink available in an all age venue. Call the Dog for reservations: 572-2341.  If you play, come on down and sit in with the best musicians in the area, it’s gonna’ be smoking! The Barkin’ Dog Grill for May features: 5th The mighty Tim Allen and Patty Castillo show; 8th Blue Monday Party doing a belated Cinco de Mayo celebration with Gustavo Ramirez piano, Carlos Caro percussion , Odalys’ Caro piano, Danilo Pais on lead vocal and percussion with house band Ultra Lounge; 9thGillian Wegener poetry night; 12th Hot Club Faux Gitante Gypsy Jazz; 19th Valley Jazz Collective; 20thHighway 99 Band; and 27th Me & You Band. And every Thursday Jazz Invitational Jam with the mighty Dave Dow keyboards. And John Griswold is bringing in Michael Jackson tribute “Foreverland” June 3rd to Luca Winery Ripon.  They are an electrifying 14 piece tribute to the music of Michael Jackson that were a hit of last year’s summer season.  All agreed that they were one of the most fun bands they had ever seen.  So, what better to kick off with them this year…set the

tone. Between all the front line singers, one or the other of them can pretty much nail the tunes.   Musically they are spot-on.  Also part of the festivities: Dancing, art show, dinner, nohost wine tasting, several wine bars, pre-show entertainment/music, and coffee and dessert are available.  There are three levels of seating: Lawn, General, Prime and VIP.   Ticketing is online through website at www.Red-Tie. org  and you click there on the Eventbrite logo and see all the options. Off the beaten track the West Side Theatre in Newman brings in a Neil Young Tribute show May 20th, Tribe of the Red Horse. Check out WWW.westsidetheatre.org for the details.   One of the newer venues bringing in live music in our hometown is the Portal, located at 1324 Coldwell Ave. A converted warehouse space with a dedicated stage with lineup and Ham-

mond B-3 organ! The lowdown on the how down for what’s coming up in May: 6th Stevie Ray Vaughn Tribute Show featuring Dave Sousa and Friends, Lovestruck featuring Catfish Daniels as Stevie Ray, and May 13th “let’s celebrate life; a reunion of the souls with Jon Kemp, 4th annual party featuring all star band, with food truck and full bar available. Mr. Uncle Lonny Presents making it happen.   Come back out for Third Thursday Art Walk 5 to 9:00 PM for some great art and music in the downtown! Lowdown on the jam session in the downtown: Queen Bean Sundays open mike night also in an all age environment.  So take some time out to hear some live music and the arts of our own town as well this month, think globally and act locally.  All the best, peace out! Eric Benson, cell 209- 918-7033.

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by Earl Matthews Hello everyone. May is here, and the music is coming at you in all directions big and small. The fall lineup for the 10th Street Plaza is out, and there are a couple of big festivals to check out so let’s take a look.  May 5th, the Poorhouse On the 20th The B-4 Dawn band will be at Millionaires will be on the 10th Street Plaza the Vintage Lounge in Turlock. On Sunday from 7-9. Same goes for Rob Hill Band on the the 21st Harlis Sweetwater will be up at the 12th. As soon as Rob and the Boys wrap up in Powerhouse Pub in Folsom. Harlis has played the Plaza, the Poorhouse Duo will pick things in Modesto a few times and is worth the trip if up across the street at the Goat Bar from 9 to you are into Blues rock with horns. midnight.

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FIT It’s Run Time by Efren Martinez   This May gives us plenty of opportunities to get

your run on for a good cause. We all know how healthy running is, but did you know it can extend your life too? According to the research that will be presented in Dublin, Ireland on Saturday, May 5th at a conference, small amounts of easy running done consistently can extend your lifespan by as much as six years. In the latest analysis of data from an ongoing study of residents of Copenhagen, Denmark, researchers found that those who reported running one to two-and-a-half hours per week had an increased life expectancy of 6.2 years for men and 5.6 years for women, compared to sedentary residents. (source: Runners World)  So get off your astronauts and run for your health and a longer life span. On Saturday, May 13th, in Ripon is the 10th annual Rina’s Run 1/2 marathon, 10K & 5K. All finishers will receive a Finisher’s Medal, race shirt and post-race refreshments. There will also be a Vendor Faire full of great things for everyone to enjoy. Overall winners receive cash prizes and the top three finishers in each age division will receive a medal. Event benefits in part The Ripon High Stadium Project. Then kick off the Memorial weekend right on Saturday, May 27th, with the Modesto Memorial Classic 1-mile & 5K run/walk with pancake

breakfast included for all paid runners. Back again will also the children’s free Frito Lay Chester Cheetah fun run. Note! This year because of recent flooding, the run will be held at Johansen High School Foot Ball Stadium in Modesto. According to one of the race directors, Barbara Miller from The Shadow Chase Running Club, the course will be run from the stadium leading out to the surrounding area just behind the stadium. The runners should enjoy this new temporary route without having to deal with the associated squirrel crossing. Event benefits in part the Modesto Vet Center, which helps returning combat veterans and their families. Prize money to top 3 men/women finishers and 1st master’s (over 40) finishers in the 5K. As your Modesto View Fitness editor & Quake DJ in fitness, I look forward to entertaining you all at both of these races. For more information on either of these two runs or both, visit the links below. Happy Running/Walking! www.rinasrun.com www.shadowchase.org/races/memorial-classic

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This month I have one main focus: Literature. Music and books are huge influences in my life.   Now with the end of school, I have the ability to devote time to these interests. Music is what I breathe. Before I could form words, my parents were filling my ears with The Beatles and Disney soundtracks, along with my dad’s frequent guitar playing. To this day, whatever I am up to, music seems to weasel its way in. Last month, the ‘British Invasion’ tribute concert was at a new local venue called ‘The Portal’ and I was in awe at how cool the lot was! Thankfully for us, there will be another all ages music event, “Let’s Celebrate Life”  at The Portal  (1324 Coldwell) on May 13th at 6pm! For only $10, experience two stages (indoor/outdoor) and a ton of killer local artists. Another glorious thing about this event is that all the proceeds from the bar benefit ‘Hope Haven

West’, which is a program that provides wheelchairs for people in need all over the world! I hope to see you there, this is an event that you won’t want to miss. I am so excited to see that ‘Little Free Libraries’ have been popping up all over the Modesto area. This is an innovative, communitybuilding movement that you can begin, or take part of. Little Free Libraries are small, house shaped boxes in people’s lawns that are filled with books. The books are up for grabs, as long as you have another to donate to the Library. This is such an awesome way to share the love of knowledge, I highly recommend you participate in this fun movement. https://littlefreelibrary.org/ourmap/ This website presents you with a map of all the Little Free Libraries in your area. It is also rather easy to set up your own library and would be a unique project for scouts or a group activity! https://www.facebook.com/modestofreelibraries/ Also shout out to everyone who made Love Modesto and Earth Day SO GREAT! I can’t wait until next year. May the 4th be with You!!!!

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BARGAIN Enjoy Modesto! by Monica Barber

Getting out of the house and enjoying the

beautiful weather is a great way to change your perspective. As Ms. M approaches change & life boldly she makes her way through the crowd at Farmers Market in Downtown Modesto this morning realizing the new month has great things to offer! Under the stars sounds like a fun evening already but add a little drama, a blanket, a picnic and you have the perfect night for theater. Stanislaus State invites you to their annual Under the Stars production of the Steinbeck classic Of Mice and Men. Running from May 2rd through May 7th this all ages event is free. Grab your favorite essentials, friends and family and come out. The University Amphitheater gates open at 6:30pm nightly. Performances begin at 8pm. https://www.csustan.edu/underthe-stars Be open to new experiences but give yourself the chance to celebrate the past. Modesto celebrates the 40th anniversary of Star Wars with the May the Fourth Star Wars Day celebration. May 4th is officially Stars Wars Day in Modesto and you are invited out to join the party in 10th Street Plaza for free. There will be music, light saber battles, a laser light

show and more. Cosplayers are encouraged! Don’t miss out. 6pm-9pm.https://www.facebook.com/ events/1858296131107349/ Looking for the perfect book to complete your used collection then look no further. At Yesterday’s books there’s something for every type of book connoisseur. Stop in and spend some time scouring their shelves for your own priceless treasure or keepsake. For almost 40 years in the Modesto area this gem of a specialty bookstore has offered lightly used, new, rare and out of print titles for sell and buy back titles as well. Go out and support local. http://www.yesterdaysbooksmodesto.com/ There’s nothing quite like a cup of coffee. For some their coffee might be the thing that gives them life. Others might enjoy the atmosphere of sitting street side at a café reading a book. Modesto’s classic quintessential café with old world charm, Café Deva is a gorgeous space to grab a bite to eat and sip your coffee streetside. The café offers a full menu in addition to coffee and tea. Weekly Sunday morning brunch features live music until Noon. You’re never too busy to stop and enjoy a cup of coffee and charm. http://www.devadowntown.com/ Live a lot, love a lot and get a fresh perspective Modesto! Enjoy! Kisses, m.

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Enjoy Modesto Night Life! • Enjoy Responsibly May 1 Dance Exercise Class Josh Rosenblum Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Overreaters Anonymous Preschool Story Time ToastMasters Meeting Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Class WCPL Poker Mondays Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms May 2 Acoustic Jam at Queen Bean Alive and Kicking Anthony K Comedy Night Forever Young Dance Club Golden Valley Chorus Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Magic Frontier Tournament Mommy & Me Art Class Name That Tune NAMI Support Group Nick Campos Poetry Open Mic Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Rave On! Buddy Holly Successful Thinkers Network Mtg Sweet Open Talent & Mic Tilted Tuesdays w/DJ Tease Toastmaster Supper Club Trivia Tuesday Turlock Seniors Dance Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Jam Wee Move & Play Wiggle Worms Yoga with Rosa May 3 80s night/DJ Gully Art Class w.Patrick & Kristin Creole Jazz Kings Figure Drawing Drop In Free Knit and Crochet Class Free QiGong Class Horseshoe tournament IE The Magician In One Accord Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch MCCA Everything Fitz 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 Trax on Wax Ukulele Beginners Class Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong WCPL Poker Wednesdays Wee Move & Play Wig Out Wednesdays Wiggle Worms Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday May 4 Beer Flight Night Casanova’s Night Club David Dow and friends Jam DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease Fly Fishing Film Tour Johnny & Kelly Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Kyle the Great Last Dance Live Music Mater Of Balance Modesto Nuts Oakdale Museum & History Center Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Spanish Preschool Storytime Star Wars Day - May the 4th The Rhythm Section

Location Salida Library P. Wexford’s, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Sutter Gould Office, McHenry Village Keyes Library 200 W. Roseburg Ave, Modesto First Methodist Modesto Modesto Senior Center Tilted Turtle Modesto Modesto Library Modesto Library Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto State Theatre Cheroot Cigar Lounge, Modesto Modesto Senior Center Mancini Hall, 718 Tuolumne Rivets Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Utopia Collectibles, Modesto The Chartreuse Muse Twisted Pig, Modesto Oakdale Library Maxi’s at Double Tree Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Ceres Library Denair Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Gallo Center For the Arts Round Table, 3848 McHenry Sweet Lu’s Ceres Tilted Turtle Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry Av P. Wexford’s, Modesto 11914 Cahill St, Turlock Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Ceres Library Modesto Library Patterson Library Boardroom, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Shooter’s Pub & Grill Mistlin Gallery Modesto Waterford Library NTouch, Modesto Shively’s Bar & Grill, Oakdale Rivets Modesto Strings, Turlock Ridgway’s, Modesto Gallo Center For the Arts Sabatino’s, Modesto P. Wexford’s, Modesto Empire Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Newman Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Riverbank Community Hall Speakeay, Modesto First Methodist Modesto First Methodist Modesto Tilted Turtle Modesto Ceres Library Tiki Lounge, Modesto Salida Library Redwood Café, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Redwood Cafe, Modesto Crocodile’s Nightclub Barkin Dog Grill Modesto Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Speakeasy, Modesto State Theatre P. Wexford’s, Modesto Kaiser Dale Rd, Modesto Tilted Turtle Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Sabatino’s, Modesto Gallo Center For the Arts Surla’s, Modesto Modesto Library John Thurman Field 212 West F Street Hughson Library Salida Library Modesto Library 10th Street Plaza, Modesto Nino’s Place, Modesto

Thirsty Thursdays May 5 Alive and Kicking Battered Beaver Live DJs Cinco de Metal Craft Grab Disgraced DJ Arnie DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Otto & Guests DJ Tease Fuego Night with DJ Funstrummers Gig Band Rehearsal Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Last Dance Lewis Black Live Again Mattea Overstreet MIP- Poorhouse Millionaires Modesto Nuts Neil & Matt Neil Buettner Rick Barnes Science Night Tasting Room Open Teens Rockin’ Jump The Weekend Dance Party Tim Allen and Patty Castillo Show Unplugged Live Music VFW Hamburger Night Village Dancers of the Valley May 6 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Battered Beaver DJ Awal Bilingual Preschool Storytime Ceres Street Faire Disgraced Disgraced DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease Folk Dancing Lessons Free Comc Book Day Free Comc Book Day Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Meditation with Susie Mizz Monique’s Dragalicious Show Modesto Nuts Star Wars Night Oakdale Museum & History Center Old Skool Saturdays Old Skool Saturdays Open Air Market Rockin’ Saturdays Saturday Easy D Ride Spring has Sprung The Weekend Dance Party Tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughn May 7 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up A La Lune Acoustic Live Music Alive and Kicking Ceres Street Faire Champagne Brunch Buffet Country Music Jam with Dancing and Free Potluck Disgraced Disgraced FOE Breakfast Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Karaoke with Laura Modesto Nuts Musicmania Exchange Princess and the Pea Queen Bean Open Mic Night Relax on the Range Seniors Club Breakfast Sunday Funday Brunch Music The Big Mix VFW Breakfast May 8 Blue Monday with Eric Bensen and friends Blue Monday with Eric Bensen and Friends Creative Clay Art Class Dance Exercise Class Josh Rosenblum Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Overreaters Anonymous Preschool Story Time Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Class WCPL Poker Mondays Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms May 9 Acoustic Jam at Queen Bean Bingo

Maxi’s at Double Tree State Theater, Modesto Battered Beaver, Oakdale Shadow Lounge, Modesto Tri-Chromatic Gallery, Modesto Prospect Theatre Project Climax Bar, Modesto Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Urbano, H St Modesto Boardroom, Modesto Tilted Turtle Modesto Church of the Brethren, Modesto MJC, West Science Center Rivets Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Gallo Center For the Arts Gallo Center For the Arts O’Brians Tavern, Modesto Surla’s, Modesto 10th St Plaza Modesto John Thurman Field Speakeasy, Modesto Redwood Cafe, Modesto The Fruit Yard, Modesto MJC, West Science Center Do Good Distillery, Modesto Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Crocodile’s Nightclub Barkin Dog Grill Modesto Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto VFW Hall Modesto Carnegie Turlock Chevron, 815 Kansas Modesto Rite Aid, Pelandale & Sisk Oakdale Bicycle Shop Battered Beaver, Oakdale Modesto Library Downtown Ceres Prospect Theatre Project Prospect Theatre Project Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Speakeasy, Modesto Carnegie Turlock Bonanza Comics Modesto Invincible Comics Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Intrinsic Elements Modesto Climax Bar, Modesto John Thurman Field 212 West F Street Shooter’s Pub & Grill Tilted Turtle Modesto Yogurt Station, Oakdale Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Oakdale Bicycle Shop Bloomingcamp Ranch, Oakdale Crocodile’s Nightclub The Portal, Modesto Cruisers McHenry & Kiernan Sandude Brewing Co., Modesto Deva Cafe, J St, Modesto State Theater, Modesto Downtown Ceres Surla’s, Modesto Tilted Turtle Modesto Prospect Theatre Project Prospect Theatre Project Eagles Hall, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto John Thurman Field The Portal, Modesto Gallo Center For the Arts Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto River Oaks Golf Course, Ceres Denny’s 1525 McHenry Av Ralston’s Goat, Modesto Crocodile’s Nightclub VFW Hall Modesto Barkin Dog Grill Modesto Barkin Dog Grill Modesto The Chartreuse Muse Salida Library P. Wexford’s, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Sutter Gould Office, McHenry Village Keyes Library First Methodist Modesto Modesto Senior Center Tilted Turtle Modesto Modesto Library Modesto Library Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto

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Have fun and be Safe! • Please Designate a Driver Forever Young Dance Club Golden Valley Chorus Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Magic Frontier Tournament Name That Tune Nick Campos Poetry Reading with Gillian Wegener Poetry with Gillian Wegener Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Reservoir Dogs Successful Thinkers Network Mtg Sweet Open Talent & Mic Tilted Tuesdays w/DJ Tease Toastmaster Supper Club Trivia Tuesday Turlock Seniors Dance Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Jam Wee Move & Play Wiggle Worms Yoga with Rosa May 10 80s night/DJ Gully Art Class w Patrick & Kristin Creole Jazz Kings Figure Drawing Drop In Free Knit and Crochet Class Free QiGong Class Horseshoe tournament IE The Magician In One Accord Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Lunch Hour Meditation McHenry Mansion Tea Sampling 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 Stanislaus County Coin Club Ukulele Beginners Class Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong WCPL Poker Wednesdays Wee Move & Play Wig Out Wednesdays Wiggle Worms Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday May 11 Beer Flight Night Casanova’s Night Club David Dow and friends jam session Disgraced Disgraced DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease Healthy Eating Class JerLisa Stitches of Love Teddy Bear Project Johnny & Kelly Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Kyle the Great Live Music Mater Of Balance Oakdale Museum & History Center Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Spanish Preschool Storytime Thirsty Thursdays May 12 Battered Beaver Live DJs Callbox Disgraced Disgraced DJ Arnie DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Otto & Guests DJ Tease Fuego Night with DJ Funstrummers Gig Band Rehearsal Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program Hot Club Faux Gitane Hot club faux gitant Gypsy Jazz Kings Hughson Senior Dance & Potluck Intersection of Art Johnny & Kelly

Modesto Senior Center Mancini Hall, 718 Tuolumne Rivets Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Utopia Collectibles, Modesto Twisted Pig, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Barkin Dog Grill Modesto Barkin Dog Grill Modesto Ceres Library Denair Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library State Theatre Round Table, 3848 McHenry Sweet Lu’s Ceres Tilted Turtle Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry Av P. Wexford’s, Modesto 11914 Cahill St, Turlock Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Ceres Library Modesto Library Patterson Library Boardroom, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Shooter’s Pub & Grill Mistlin Gallery Modesto Waterford Library NTouch, Modesto Shively’s Bar & Grill, Oakdale Rivets Modesto Strings, Turlock Ridgway’s, Modesto Intrinsic Elements, Modesto McHenry Mansion Gift Shop Sabatino’s, Modesto P. Wexford’s, Modesto Empire Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Newman Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Riverbank Community Hall Denny’s 1525 McHenry Av First Methodist Modesto First Methodist Modesto Tilted Turtle Modesto Ceres Library Tiki Lounge, Modesto Salida Library Redwood Café, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Redwood Cafe, Modesto Crocodile’s Nightclub Barkin Dog Grill Modesto Prospect Theatre Project Prospect Theatre Project Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Speakeasy, Modesto Kaiser Bangs Ave Medical Office 4300 Dale Road, Modesto P. Wexford’s, Modesto Kaiser Dale Rd, Modesto Tilted Turtle Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Sabatino’s, Modesto Surla’s, Modesto Modesto Library 212 West F Street Hughson Library Salida Library Modesto Library Maxi’s at Double Tree Battered Beaver, Oakdale MJC West Campus Prospect Theatre Project Prospect Theatre Project Climax Bar, Modesto Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Urbano, H St Modesto Boardroom, Modesto Tilted Turtle Modesto Church of the Brethren, Modesto MJC, West Science Center Barkin Dog Grill Modesto Barkin Dog Grill Modesto 2307 Fourth St, Hughson Gallo Center For the Arts Rivets Modesto

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Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Mattea Overstreet MIP- Rob Hill Band MSO Night at the Opera Neil & Matt Neil Buettner Rick Barnes Tasting Room Open Teens Rockin’ Jump The Weekend Dance Party Unplugged Live Music VFW Hamburger Night Village Dancers of the Valley May 13 10th Rina’s Run 5K/10K & Half 2017 Central Valley Brew Fest 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 4th Annual Let’s Celebrate Life B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Battered Beaver DJ Awal Bilingual Preschool Storytime Chris Lemmon Chris Lemmon Disgraced Disgraced DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease Folk Dancing Lessons Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Lodge Pole Pickers Mizz Monique’s Dragalicious Show Mother’s Tea at the Mansion MSO Night at the Opera MSYO Finale Concert Oakdale Museum & History Center Old Skool Saturdays Old Skool Saturdays Poorhouse Millionaires Reservoir Dogs Ride for Mom Rockin’ Saturdays Saturday Easy D Ride Spontaneous Shakespeare Spontaneous Shakespeare The Weekend Dance Party Uke Jamz USA Dance Chapter May 14 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Acoustic Live Music Camellia Society Meeting Country Music Jam with Dancing and Free Potluck Disgraced FOE Breakfast Happy Mother’s Day Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Karaoke with Laura Manteca Senior Dance Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet Queen Bean Open Mic Night Seniors Club Breakfast Shop til You Drop Sunday Funday Brunch Music The Big Mix USA Dance Ballroom Dancing VFW Breakfast May 15 A Mother’s Tears Amgen Lifestyle Festivak Amgen Tour Community Bike Cruise Dance Exercise Class Josh Rosenblum Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Overreaters Anonymous Preschool Story Time ToastMasters Meeting Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Class WCPL Poker Mondays Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms May 16 A Mother’s Tears Acoustic Jam at Queen Bean Caregiver Coffee Break Forever Young Dance Club Free Comedy Night Geneological Society Golden Valley Chorus Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Magic Frontier Tournament Modesto Nuts Name That Tune NAMI Support Group Nick Campos

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Ridgway’s, Modesto Surla’s, Modesto 10th St Plaza Modesto Gallo Center For the Arts Speakeasy, Modesto Redwood Cafe, Modesto The Fruit Yard, Modesto Do Good Distillery, Modesto Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Crocodile’s Nightclub Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto VFW Hall Modesto Carnegie Turlock Ripon High School Stanislaus County Fair, Turlock Chevron, 815 Kansas Modesto Rite Aid, Pelandale & Sisk The Portal, Modesto Oakdale Bicycle Shop Battered Beaver, Oakdale Modesto Library Gallo Center For the Arts Gallo Center For the Arts Prospect Theatre Project Prospect Theatre Project Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Speakeasy, Modesto Carnegie Turlock Ridgway’s, Modesto Sandude Brewing Co., Modesto Climax Bar, Modesto McHenry Mansion Modesto Gallo Center For the Arts Gallo Center For the Arts 212 West F Street Shooter’s Pub & Grill Tilted Turtle Modesto Banta Inn, Tracy State Theatre Johansen High Stadium Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Oakdale Bicycle Shop State Theatre State Theatre, Modesto Crocodile’s Nightclub Carnegie Turlock IOOF Lodge, Hughson Cruisers McHenry & Kiernan Deva Cafe, J St, Modesto Adventist Church Fellowship Hall, Modesto Tilted Turtle Modesto Prospect Theatre Project Eagles Hall, Modesto All over the World Ridgway’s, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto 295 Cherry Lane, Manteca Surla’s, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry Av 424 Shadow Creek Ave, Oakdale Ralston’s Goat, Modesto Crocodile’s Nightclub Odd Fellows Hall, Hughson VFW Hall Modesto Modesto Junior College Downtown Modesto Downtown Modesto Downtown Modesto Salida Library P. Wexford’s, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Sutter Gould Office, McHenry Village Keyes Library 200 W. Roseburg Ave, Modesto First Methodist Modesto Modesto Senior Center Tilted Turtle Modesto Modesto Library Modesto Library Modesto Junior College Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Hospice, 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto Modesto Senior Center Cheroot Cigar Lounge, Modesto Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Mancini Hall, 718 Tuolumne Rivets Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Utopia Collectibles, Modesto John Thurman Field Twisted Pig, Modesto Oakdale Library Maxi’s at Double Tree

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

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Rite Aid

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

Cruisers

4911 McHenry Ave, Modesto

Turlock Original Certified Farmer’s Market Stanislaus County Fairgrounds. 8-1 pm 

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Lewis Black MAY 13th

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Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Mattea Overstreet MIP - A La Lune Neil & Matt Neil Buettner Rick Barnes Tasting Room Open Teens Rockin’ Jump The Weekend Dance Party Unplugged Live Music Valley Jazz Company VFW Hamburger Night Village Dancers of the Valley May 20 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up A Mother’s Tears Autism Benefit B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Battered Beaver DJ Awal Beats & Bass Bilingual Preschool Storytime Disgraced DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease Family Cyclng Festival Folk Dancing Lessons HWY 99 Band Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Mizz Monique’s Dragalicious Show Modesto Criterium Musical Review Oakdale Chocolate Festival Oakdale Museum & History Center Old Skool Saturdays Old Skool Saturdays Painted Wood, Liisa Davila Reflections Rockin’ Saturdays Saturday Easy D Ride The Weekend Dance Party Twisted Pig Roast & Luau May 21 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up A Mother’s Tears Acoustic Live Music Champagne Brunch Buffet Country Music Jam with Dancing and Free Potluck Disgraced EuroSunday Car Club FOE Breakfast Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Karaoke with Laura Modesto Film Society presents: Gaslight Modesto Jazz Society Jam Session Modesto Nuts Oakdale Chocolate Festival Queen Bean Open Mic Night Seniors Club Breakfast Stanislaus Humanist’s Coffee Klatch Sunday Funday Brunch Music The Big Mix VFW Breakfast May 22 A Mother’s Tears Acoustic Open Mic Creative Clay Art Class Dance Exercise Class Josh Rosenblum Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Modesto Nuts Overreaters Anonymous Preschool Story Time Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Class WCPL Poker Mondays Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms May 23 A Mother’s Tears Acoustic Jam at Queen Bean Bingo Forever Young Dance Club Golden Valley Chorus Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Magic Frontier Tournament Modesto Nuts Name That Tune Nick Campos Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Spring Orchestra and Jazz concert Successful Thinkers Network Mtg Sweet Open Talent & Mic Tilted Tuesdays w/DJ Tease

Ridgway’s, Modesto Surla’s, Modesto 10th St Plaza Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Redwood Cafe, Modesto The Fruit Yard, Modesto Do Good Distillery, Modesto Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Crocodile’s Nightclub Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Barking Dog Grill VFW Hall Modesto Carnegie Turlock Chevron, 815 Kansas Modesto Rite Aid, Pelandale & Sisk Modesto Junior College Other Place, Modesto Oakdale Bicycle Shop Battered Beaver, Oakdale Urbano, H St Modesto Modesto Library Prospect Theatre Project Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Speakeasy, Modesto Downtown Modesto - I St Carnegie Turlock Barkin Dog Grill Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Climax Bar, Modesto Downtown Modesto - I St State Theatre, Modesto Downtown Oakdale 212 West F Street Shooter’s Pub & Grill Tilted Turtle Modesto Gottschalks Music Center, Modesto Starbucks, Modesto Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Oakdale Bicycle Shop Crocodile’s Nightclub Twisted Pig Modesto Cruisers McHenry & Kiernan Modesto Junior College Deva Cafe, J St, Modesto Surla’s, Modesto Tilted Turtle Modesto Prospect Theatre Project Village Baking, Modesto Eagles Hall, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto State Theatre Shooter’s Pub & Grill John Thurman Field Downtown Oakdale Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry Av Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Ralston’s Goat, Modesto Crocodile’s Nightclub VFW Hall Modesto Modesto Junior College The Boardroom, Modesto The Chartreuse Muse Salida Library P. Wexford’s, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto John Thurman Field Sutter Gould Office, McHenry Village Keyes Library First Methodist Modesto Modesto Senior Center Tilted Turtle Modesto Modesto Library Modesto Library Modesto Junior College Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Modesto Senior Center Mancini Hall, 718 Tuolumne Rivets Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Utopia Collectibles, Modesto John Thurman Field Twisted Pig, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Ceres Library Denair Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Downey High School Modesto Round Table, 3848 McHenry Sweet Lu’s Ceres Tilted Turtle Modesto

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Toastmaster Supper Club Trivia Tuesday Turlock Seniors Dance Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Jam Wee Move & Play Wiggle Worms Yoga with Rosa May 24 80s night/DJ Gully A Mother’s Tears Art Class with Patrick Barr & Kristin Moore Creole Jazz Kings Figure Drawing Drop In Free Knit and Crochet Class Free QiGong Class Horseshoe tournament IE The Magician In One Accord Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Lunch Hour Meditation Modesto Nuts 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 Stanislaus County Coin Club Ukulele Beginners Class Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong WCPL Poker Wednesdays Wee Move & Play Wig Out Wednesdays Wiggle Worms Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday May 25 A Mother’s Tears Beer Flight Night Casanova’s Night Club David Dow and friends jam session DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease Johnny & Kelly Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Kyle the Great Live Music Mater Of Balance Modesto Nuts Oakdale Museum & History Center Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Spanish Preschool Storytime Thirsty Thursdays May 26 A Mother’s Tears Animal Talk kids program Battered Beaver Live DJs DJ Arnie DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Otto & Guests DJ Tease Fuego Night with DJ Funstrummers Gig Band Rehearsal Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Band Karaoke Mattea Overstreet MIP- Lodge Pole Pickers Modesto Nuts Neil & Matt Neil Buettner Obit Rick Barnes Stanislaus Humanists Karaoke Night Tasting Room Open Teens Rockin’ Jump The Lovers The Weekend Dance Party Therapy Friday Unplugged Live Music VFW Hamburger Night Village Dancers of the Valley May 27 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up A Mother’s Tears B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Battered Beaver DJ Awal Bilingual Preschool Storytime Bluesbox Bayou Band Dave Bennett DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease Early Empires, Kid Mud, Kowhoon Folk Dancing Lessons

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Gotcha Covered Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Me and You band Mizz Monique’s Dragalicious Show Modesto Nuts Oakdale Museum & History Center Old Skool Saturdays Old Skool Saturdays Rockin’ Saturdays Rusty Roots Show Saturday Easy D Ride The Weekend Dance Party May 28 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up A Mother’s Tears Acoustic Live Music Champagne Brunch Buffet Country Music Jam with Dancing and Free Potluck FOE Breakfast Hughson Senior Dance & Potluck Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Karaoke with Laura Manteca Senior Dance Queen Bean Open Mic Night Seniors Club Breakfast Stanislaus Humanists Brunch Sunday Funday Brunch Music The Big Mix VFW Breakfast May 29 A Mother’s Tears Dance Exercise Class Josh Rosenblum Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Overreaters Anonymous Preschool Story Time Sonora Comic Con Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Class WCPL Poker Mondays Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms May 30 A Mother’s Tears Acoustic Jam at Queen Bean Forever Young Dance Club Golden Valley Chorus Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Magic Frontier Tournament Name That Tune Nick Campos Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Successful Thinkers Network Mtg Sweet Open Talent & Mic Tilted Tuesdays w/DJ Tease Toastmaster Supper Club Trivia Tuesday Turlock Seniors Dance Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Jam Wee Move & Play Wiggle Worms Yoga with Rosa May 31 80s night/DJ Gully A Mother’s Tears Art Class w Patrick & Kristin Creole Jazz Kings Figure Drawing Drop In Free Knit and Crochet Class Free QiGong Class Horseshoe tournament IE The Magician In One Accord Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime Riverbank Golden Ages Ukulele Beginners Class Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong WCPL Poker Wednesdays Wee Move & Play Wig Out Wednesdays Wiggle Worms Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday

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May Blues Events

5th - Poorhouse Millionaires 10th St Plaza 7-9 12th - Rob Hill Band on the 10th St Plaza 7-9 12th - Poorhouse Duo 9-12 Goat Bar 13th - Poorhouse Millionaires and Cole Thomason at Banta Inn 13th - Monterey International Blues Festival, Charlie Musselwhite, Mighty Mike Schermer 20th - Terrie Londee and the B-4 Dawn Band at Vintage Lounge Turlock 21st - Harlis Sweetwater Band Powerhouse Pub Folsom 26th - Rob Hill Band at Sandude 27th - Poorhouse Millionaires Bourbon Barrel 27th Santa Cruz American Music Festival, Mavis Staples, Kenny Wayne Shepherd 27th - Terrie Londee and the B-4 Dawn Band at Yosemite Lanes

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Open Early!

by Chris Murphy

Open Late!

Parking

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.

MAY 2017

MoBand is Coming!

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

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

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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 like  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. 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.   Get your calendars out and plan your summer. Music starts at 8 but get there early.

The 2017 theme is “Havin’ Fun!” June 8 Stax of Wax June 15--Stage Struck June 22--Ladies’ Nite June 29--Salute the U.S.A. July 6--Summer of Love July 13--Fun, Fun, Fun WAIT!  www.modestoband.org

Night at the Bowl

BUT There’s more

June 13 – Mancini Bowl MoBand needs you. It takes a lot of time, effort and money to make MoBand happen and here is where you come in. Please come out and support Night at the Bowl on June 13th in Mancini Bowl. There will be restaurant sampling from Modesto’s best eateries, wine and beer from Modesto’s best wineries and breweries and music from Third Party and the Highway 99 Band for your entertainment enjoyment. You can even dance on the famous Mancini Bowl.  Tix are only $40 and you can get them at the 4th Floor Parks office at 10th St Place or from a MoBand Board of Director.

Go Downtown Modesto Jane Seymour will join more than 600 community

leaders and champions of women’s heart health for the American Heart Association’s Modesto Go Red For Women Luncheon on Friday, May 12 for a day of learning and empowerment against women’s leading health threats - heart disease and stroke.   She will also serve as special guest for an Open Hearts Winemaker Dinner the night before the luncheon, Thursday, May 11, hosted by the Gallo Center for the Arts. That event will run from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. and will feature a live auction and special appeal to donors to raise funds for much-needed research to combat heart disease and stroke For more information and to purchase tickets, visit ModestoGoRedLuncheon.Heart.Org.   Read our exclusive interview with Jane Seymour here:  http://www.modestoview.com/interview-open-your-heart-for-jane-seymour/

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