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MAY 2018 TOP TEN Paula Poundstone Apocalyptica

Roy Orbison Returns

5/4 - May the Fourth Music in the Plaza 10th Street Plaza 5/5 - Taco Fest Downtown Modesto 5/9 - Apocalyptica at Gallo Center for the Arts 5/11 - MSO - Songs of John Williams at Gallo Center for the Arts 5/12 - Family Cycling Day Downtown Modesto 5/18 - Weird Al Yankovic – Turlock Community Theatre 5/20 - Porchfest Modesto 5/25 - Roy Orbison Returns at the State Theatre 5/26 - Overdrive Summer Bash at Modesto Centre Plaza 5/31 - Paula Poundstone at The State Theatre

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able to play all of the instruments in a band. I really like experiencMay has rushed in so fast. We had a fantastic ing a cross section of our culture, Love Modesto and we raised a lot of money for that’s why May is so fun as there Haven Women’s Center by Walking a Mile in are so many things do to, places Her Shoes.  Thanks to all that donated to this to go and projects to conquer. and got to enjoy my walking efforts.                             From Chocolate, to Ride for May is reason to celebrate.  April showers do Mom, bike week, to May the 4th, bring May flowers and it feels like everything is Mother’s Day (Love you Mom!), a fresh start!  Kids are graduating and embarkgraduations to Porchfest, there ing on a bold new future. I am so proud of our is truly something for everyone. Family fun:  Hanging at the Hockey Abigail as she graduates Phi Beta Kappa with a The ModestoView Porch will be featuring Dave Game with Matt Burke, Ryan, Becky, double major from UC Berkeley (Go Bears!).  Roger’s Drum Circle, Me & You the Duo, Patty Harrison, Abigail and Madison She has worked so hard for so many years at Castillo Davis Band, Cloak and Swagger and a school, and since I get to brag a bit, her last B Third Party Jam.   www.modestoporchfest.com     was in her sophomore year at MoHigh.  We are Did I ever mention that I love Star Wars?  I was so proud of you Abbey and you will do great there at the Briggsmore Theatre in 1977 for the things in this world.   We congratulate all of the premiere and since then, the film and science graduates and wish them a bright new future.  fiction world has never been the same since.   This generation is the game changer and we George Lucas had already made American expect a lot of new leadership and teamwork.  Graffiti about Modesto and then, he delivers I sometimes wonder if I should have focused on Star Wars and becomes a global household being really really good at one thing vs enjoying word. Yes friends, Modesto is the home of doing many things.  Most of my friends know George Lucas and Star Wars and we will be the former is impossible and learning to do celebrating on our own special day, May the many things makes life interesting.  I might 4th.    (You get this right?)  It has been 41 years have been a better guitarist, but I like being since the first Star Wars and it may be just one of the most famous things in the world, and has recently consumed Disneyland. Friends, it came from a guy from Modesto. Be proud.   #homeofgeorgelucas Teamwork, creativity and a great volunteer spirit is what makes a great city.  I so appreciate patio and the day ends in friendship, conversathe teamwork of the businesses that advertise in tion and a music jam or two and maybe even a ModestoView, making it possible for us to consong on a new public piano in 10th St Plaza. tinue our mission to “Serve Civic Pride Daily”.  Enjoy May and thank you for being ModestoPlease visit them and thank them for helping View friends, us change the conversation and focusing on the positive solutions and ideas in our area.  Chris Murphy Best of all, when you are here in Modesto, odds Publisher and Founder are you will find some friends on a downtown chrism@modestoview.com  I am proud to be the Chair of the Leadership Committee for the local American Heart Association.  It is my goal to promote heart healthy living and encourage our community to support these issues.  Please join me at the Racing away from the Empire as our Princess Leia and Han Go Red For Women Luncheon on May 4 at Solo are local Star War fans Audiana Quejado and Falon the Modesto Center Plaza featuring Kendall Davies. Wesenberg, our April InterView as keynote Keep a eye out for this Jedi team at our May the 4th Be speaker.  Hope to see you there. With You Star Wars Day  celebration in 10th Street Plaza.

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CONCERTS

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MoBand is Coming – June 7th By Chris Murphy

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 Concert in the Park.  It is our band, the sound of our city.  We have many fantastic festivals like  American Graffiti, Porchfest, 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 and thanks to MoBand Sponsors and the Night at the Bowl

fundraiser (see below) these are FREE. MoBand Concert in the Park 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. 

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Night at the Bowl – June 12 – 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 12th 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 In the Mood 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.

Zydeco Dance Party Bluesbox Bayou Band Saturday, May 26th Dance lesson by Zydeco Ted at 7:30 PM

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“Summerbration”  June 7th - Modesto Graffiti June 14th - 78s and 45s June21st - Shake it Up June 28th - USA Fever July 5th - Holiday Left Overs July 12th - This Ones For You  

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NON PROFIT A Daughter’s Role Model By Denette Covarrubias

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A women’s heart can change the world even after she’s gone.   Thank you Patty Scott for instilling kindness and compassion in the heart and mind of your daughter, Alana Scott; president and founding member of Women’s Education & Leadership League (WELL).  The summer you helped your neighbor through financial hardships after losing their business, is the summer you changed the world through a nonprofit organization created more than a decade later. Though you were no longer around to see the successful nonprofit that gives in your honor, your purpose to empower and help others lives on through WELL. Happy Mother’s Day, Patty.

The inception of WELL was inspired by the desire to help woman conquer common struggles through uncommon giving in time and knowledge. After helping a woman overcome financial illiteracy in already defeating circum-

stances, Alana knew she needed a medium to sustainably serve more women. “There was a woman going through a tumultuous experience with nowhere else to turn. I was fortunate enough to rally many of my professional contacts and we were able to help her. This experience inspired us to think of how we could effectively help women going through different scenarios like this and empower them with education.” she said. The rally of the professionals and like-hearted people paid the best dividends over the last 3 years; the distribution of education and empowerment throughout the community of Modesto has left the county wanting more. WELL started offering community classes where women learn financial literacy, along with emotional and physical wellness. The classes did so well, the organization started using their philosophy at Sierra Vista 1st Step Program. This year WELL launched their first educational curriculum for Stanislaus County. When I congratulated Alana Scott on the  new curriculum, she was quick to credit the Educational Committee including Heather Raybourn , Domenica Escatel , Sarah Moore, and Carolyn

Summer camps run June—August!

Memorial Day Events Memorial Day is celebrated the last

Monday in May will be observed this year on the 28th. It is a day to remember and honor all those who died serving in the American armed forces. Here is where you can join others in remembering family and friends who have died in the line of duty. 8 am - VFW Wreath Laying   7th Street Bridge, 9 am  - 7th St Bridge  throw flowers in memory of all military men and women lost at sea. American Legion Modesto Post 74 Honor Guard and Rifle Team will do the honors.  11 am - Acacia Cemetery Ceremony with American Legion Honor Guard And Rifle Team will do Military Honors.  1 pm - Lakewood Cemetery Ceremony with Army Band and Choir singing songs, the Army Honor Guard and Rifle Team will do the Honors. General Frank Emanuel will be in attendance. Wes Page will be Master of Ceremonies. Steve Baptista, Bataan Death March survivor will be on hand. The American Legion Post 74 will be in charge of putting out crosses, grave flags and large avenue of American flags 

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Memorial Classic May 26th Tuolumne Regional Park Armed Forces Appreciation at Mitchell Harley May 19th 9-5 Memorial Weekend Cruise Night Regal Theatre May 25th Salute Our Heros Riverbank May 28th 55th Annual Avenue of Flags at Turlock Memorial Park May 28th Gilton. “It’s really important to highlight them because we are talking crazy-dedication. One weekend we worked 19 hours straight, and mind you, it was all volunteer work.” With Patty as her role model, we are sure to see more great things in the coming years from Alana, and all the selfless volunteers at the Woman’s Education & Leadership League.  WELL is growing and is always looking for people who want to give back.  “The community involvement is always needed—people who have the heart and the time are welcome and appreciated. We can train anyone who has the heart to serve. We always need people who share our mission.” For more information visit http://www.well4women.org.  

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ART May the Fourth be with you by Jim Christiansen My porch and home studio at 537 Bodem Street will be open for 2nd Annual Modesto Porchfest. This year you may see more visual artists along with music at front porch venues in the neighborhoods of Modesto. Last year, I got to host Seven Year Sleep on my porch for their first appearance in Modesto, to wind up winning a MAMA award.  Free event, stop in on Bodem Street and any other porch playing music.  Saturday May 20.  www.modestoporchfest.org I’ve been trying a few new things.  The Artist Gathering at Tri-Chromatic Gallery is part meet up, part critique and introduction to fellow local artists.  I got some good feedback on a recent work I’m still staring at, and friends from the Gathering stopped in during Stanislaus Artist Open Studio, extending the conversation. Tri-Chromatic been a good place to catch up on progress on the Shire’s new spot over on H Street. Check for the Tri-Chromatic schedule on Facebook, as this Artist Gathering project likely to continue, along with their Writer’s Workshop and classes, advancing the local Art Scene.

Artwork by l to r Anna Bucio, Jim Christiansen, John Watson Chris Murphy called me up last month to remind me to come on down to Modesto View music schedule with a few watercolors on the night at Art Time and Sip Wine Studios.   I was side.  This year, we feature Singer/Songwriter late into the session, featuring a stylized Modesto Holly Near, Brookdale Bluegrass Band, Narrow ModestoArtWalk.com  DOMO market resumes Arch theme on 16 x 20 Inch canvas.  I thought Gauge Ramblers, Creole Jazz Kings, Charged this month in conjunction with May the 4th Muthe rest of View Crew did very nice work on their Particles, Gail Dreifus, Poorhouse Millionaires, sic in the Plaza.  This D O W N T O W N is festival season.  paintings, and in twenty minutes I got one done.  Patty Castillo Davis, Nancy Cassidy, ELF, Maha RD Artists and crafters Good break from my comfort zone, where I Shakti and more.  We have camping Saturday THURS should look for venusually paint alone, and almost never on an easel, and Sunday nights, just follow my signs into the dor opportunities.  or in the colors provided.  Helps to shake up the walnut orchard.  For only $10 general admission If you haven’t way we look to create at times, and this is a fun per day, less for seniors and students, you can’t 5:30PM - 10PM seen the new Phil place to work. beat the entertainment offerings in this festival.  2018 Murrillo mural at I finish up May doing more performance art If you’d like to work as a volunteer contact me at ART MUSIC Ralston’s Goat, or work, converting the Shade House at Riverdance mercenary_graphics@yahoo.com or riverdance EAT the four completed Farms into the main stage at the Pick and Gather farms@gmail.com  More information see www. SIP utility box projects Festival over Memorial Day Weekend.  We have riverdancefarms.com STROLL LISTEN kids activities, the Merced River Fair on Saturday, Don’t forget Downtown Modesto Third Thursday downtown, you ENJOY need to get out in and artists, crafters, henna, food and plenty of Art Walk, and the galleries in town to support 13 Art Gallery Locations the sunshine downU-Pick organic blueberries and Cherries, but your local artists. This month, John Watson Live Music town more my main activity is making site signs and the has his first solo show at Barkin Dog.  www.

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BAR The Force is with Redwood Café BB8’s Blunder

It is always an out of this world experience at the Redwood Café and Jedi Mixmaster Chris Hull has teamed up with his favorite driod. BB8 is one of the most faithful and capable droids, but he was a bit shy, so Chris has created w citrus forward, split spirit sour, that is like BB8 is bright white and orange. When BB8 tried this great cocktail, he found it to be a bit boozy and that was his blunder.   Seriously, this is the most fresh taste you can get from a Do Good Nighthawk Whiskey blended with a DoGood 3 Mile Rum with Lemon Juice, Orange Juice and Curacao. Add

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A Time to Perform in May

May Madness is here: graduations, recitals and

end-of-the-year festivities! It is a busy time for many families!  Traditionally May First was celebrated in Germany, England and Sweden with maypole dancing.  There are two forms.  The first kind is the most popular.  Dancers perform circle dances around a very tall, decorated pole.  The second, dancers hold a colored ribbon that is attached to a smaller pole.  Sometimes, elementary teachers provide this opportunity in their classrooms.  The experience is magical and memorable. I am passionate about dancing.  I love to dance, watch dance, take dance and teach Zumba!  I love all kinds of dance: ballet, jazz, modern, folk, salsa, tap, swing, ballroom, hiphop, free style, etc.  I enjoy watching So You Think You Can Dance and Dancing with the Stars.  I am so excited that three Dancing with the Stars performers will be at the Gallo Center.  If you enjoy watching professional dancers, join me at Gallo! Here’s what’s happening in our neck of the woods!  Gallo Center for the Arts Raffi Sunday, May 6: 1 PM My daughters grew up listening to Raffi!

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CHEF

Kimoto

We Like The Way You Roll by Brandilyn Brown and Christopher Mitchell

Looking for fresh seafood and sushi? Us too! We found the most delightful dishes at our local “izakaya” (Japanese for “stay in sake shop” or what we call a Japanese Pub), Kimoto Sake & Sushi in Modesto. Owner Brandon Dodge and his great team of chefs met with us to take us on a taste-bud journey to Japan! Chef Kenny Wei likes to make the California Roll. “It’s fast and easy to make!” His favorite to eat is the Japanese Mafia. “I love the ingredients.” He grew up appreciating how beautiful sushi can be, and challenged himself to create plates as gorgeous as they are delicious. (The flowers that complement each dish are edible, be sure to try one.) Chef Dara Ny likes to both make *and* eat the Soho Roll. “It very fresh and authentic, it is a full sushi experience in one roll.” He spent a lot of time in the kitchen growing up, learning tricks and tips from his mother. “I cooked all the time! I love sushi!” I don’t know about you, but I like knowing the chefs making my food loving making and eating it, too! We ordered a best seller first, the Hotel Califor-

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nia, featuring deep fried shrimp, crab, avocado and cream cheese drizzled with a spicy mayo. Then we ordered a fun one to make: The Fuji Mountain! It has shrimp, salmon and crab with by Leia cream cheese and it’sJohnson topped with a mountain of supplied calamari! We loved thebackpacks, Fuji Mountain, but We them with pencils, the Wakey roll and was our favorite far! Named rules, scissors, more. The by school was a frequent patron, it’s a spicy shrimp soafter grator our help. delight with jalapenos every bite. and clean Soon we will all getin together They order small fresh raw orders from our eyeglasses to be distributed to developing very own California shores three times a week . nations throughout the world. Last time we Fridays are known as “Specialty Friday”. It’s the cleaned over 2,000 glasses. We hung out, best day to stop in if you want something rare listened to music, and laughed while being and special. If you’ve never tried Wagyu (beef), able to(blue helpfinsomeone better. or ThAnago e se are Toro belly), Ajisee (makerel),

just some of the wonderful opportunities I am a part of a program called the Modes- you will have by joining the Leos Club. We to Leos Club; we are basically the younger also would appreciate donations of good brother of the Modesto Lions Club. We are condition prescription glasses. Did you hoping to recruit some teenagers to join us know 153 million people worldwide are THURSDAY in making the community a better place. in need of corrective lens, but don’t5/17 have 5-8pm We meet only once a month and do fun ac- them. Lions and Leos clubs collect millions tivities. The main reason our group formed of eye glasses each year. If you would like VILLAGE STORE was so we could help out people inMcHENRY need. We to try Leos out to see if you want to be a 1700 McHenry Suite 58 used “flocking” as a way to fundraise for our Ave., part of it then you are more than welcome TM projects; Flocking is when people pay us to to join us for a day. We have a member10am-7pm stick pink plastic flamingos inHOURS: theirMonday-Wednesday friend’s ship drive May 9th at Modesto Bowl. If you Thursday-Saturday 10am-8pm • Sunday 1pm-6pm yard. Using the $150 we earned from flock- are interested in participating, donating, LIKE OUR FACEBOOK PAGE ing; we went to Wal-Mart and bought kids joining, ortotrying receive updates on the lastest tastings, at out Leos, call Karin in-store specials and wines of the week! who were  less fortunate school supplies. (209) 595-3202 for more information.

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Mom’s Day Brunches Sunday, May 13th

BREW TIME TO GET TAPPED by Brandilyn Brown and Christopher Mitchell

Maxi’s in DoubleTree

1150 9th St, Modesto 209-525-3075

11am-2pm. Menu includes seafood, fresh fruit, waffle station, egg station and other fine foods. Features bottomless Mimosas for mothers. Space is limited, make reservations! Children 5 and under eat free.

Surla’s

431 12th St, Modesto (209) 550-5555

10am-2pm. Brunch buffet with all-youcan-drink mimosas or champagne alongside traditional breakfast items and pastries, plus some extra fun food like Korean bbq ribs, calamari and roasted asparagus. A treat for mom for sure!

Lola’s Bistro & Express 19920 First St, Hilmar (209) 250-2777.

10am-3pm. Buffet with menu items such as shrimp, crab, ceviche, with an omelet and crepe station.

Redwood Café

4342 Dale Rd, Modesto 209-545-9248

9am-2pm. Buffet includes menu items such as crepe station, and bottomless mimosas. The outside seating is gorgeous and will take her breath away!

The FruitYard

7848 Yosemite Blvd, Modesto (209) 577-0225 8:30am-3pm. All you can eat Alaskan Dungeness Crab, certified angus prime rib, coconut prawns, salad bar, dessert bar, omelet bar. $55 per person, includes 1 glass of champagne and unlimited apple cider.

While ciders have a huge scene in the UK, they have been slowly gaining popularity here in the States. We in the Valley now have our very own cidery, Tapped Apple Cider, in Salida, and with ciders this delicious, it’s going to greatly contribute to our cider scene. Wells Mounday and Corey Martin, who met through their kids, started this dream 3 years ago. Wells was on a Paleo diet and avoiding beer, and Corey, who simply doesn’t enjoy beer, had a cider tasting night. They tried various major brands and although they had favorites (Ace Joker or Hornsby’s) thought most were too dry or not flavorful enough and they decided to make their own.  Their love of homebrew cider turned business when they were able to find a building in Salida that met all their needs, including price point, which they couldn’t find in Modesto. “We wanted it in Modesto, but everything was too expensive. The Salida community welcomed us with open arms, and have been our biggest supporters. The Chamber of Commerce has been so helpful and supportive, we couldn’t have done this without them.” said Corey. Their hard work paid off when they opened in October 2017.  The cider is made from all local ingredients, and without sulfates or nitrates. They have 5 taps currently, and can promise that one of them will always pour a savory, such as cinnamon or ginger, for patrons who don’t like sweet ciders. The five current taps are Original Draft (apple), BluPom (blueberry pomegranate), Stone Fruit (peach apricot), Scorched Apple (cinnamon) and Concert in the Park (cranberry apple). The BluPom is a limited

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edition fundraiser for Autism Speaks, and 10% of all it’s sales will go to the non-profit. While that one was super fruity, our favorite was the Concert in the Park. “It got it’s name because as we sampled it, we thought this would be perfect to drink at the concert in the park.” We concur, it’s light and refreshing! Who is responsible for choosing such cool names? “Wells is the genius behind that,” says Corey, “He named the Sleepy Hollow and the Two Lincolns.” Puzzled, I asked about the Two Lincolns. “Its cider with oak chips.” As bourbon lovers that sounds right up our alley! You bet we’ll be the first in line when they make a new batch of that! Try all 5 current flavors on tap in a  flight for only $7! You are welcome to bring in food to eat while you drink, or you can bring a growler home to enjoy! Growlers range from $10-$15.  Sipping on some Stone Fruit, Brandi asked ModestoView’s notorious question “Beatles or Stones?” Both Wells and Corey are Stones fans. Perhaps she’s prophetic? Nah!  While you can’t get them on store shelves due to the nature of preservative-free cider, you can stop in the tasting room Friday 3pm to 9pm, or Saturday from 2pm to 9pm, or catch them pouring at local events. They will be at the Taste of Hughson and the Stanislaus County Faire. 

Tapped Apple Cider 5648 Pirrone Rd. Salida, California www.tappedapplecider.com/

OPENING FRI. MAY 4

SWEET COUNTRY (R) Brilliant character study and sociopolitical statement

OPENING FRI. MAY 4

Love and Bananas: An Elephant Story (Doc) A portion of your ticket will support a local elephant rescue

OPENING FRI. MAY 11

THE DEATH OF

STALIN (R)

OPENING FRI. MAY 11

Lean on Pete (R)

OPENING FRI. MAY 11

Oh Lucy! (NR)

WED. MAY 16 at 7 p.m. Waaaay Back Wednesdays

Fast Times at Ridgemont High

(R-1982)

OPENING FRI. MAY 18

RBG (Doc)

The Rider

(R)

SUN. MAY 20 at 2 p.m. Modesto Film Society presents:

IN A LONELY PLACE (NR-1950)

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

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UNPLUGGED

The A-Force Awakens by Aaron Rowan

May Movies

I got my first taste of the touring

lifestyle last summer, when I joined a songwriter friend on a train adventure through the Southwest to play a few venues I helped set up. It was she who gave me the name ‘A-Force’ when I first did booking work for her years ago. We spent much of that tour getting lost - in a sprawling musical instrument museum in Phoenix; in a massive, surreal, interactive art installation in Santa Fe; my travel partner even

got lost on the train one day, even though you can only go in two directions; and I found myself lost many times in the haunting melodies she makes. In recent weeks, tour managing has become a much more prominent part of my work as a music curator, with more escapes on the horizon with new companions. I’ve got some world-class musical friends who I’ve shared with Modesto before, and can’t wait to help share with other parts of the country. And of course, while here at home, I’m looking forward to giving many more traveling artists from across the world a creative refuge in the intimate listening-room concert series Modesto Unplugged has become known for.

May’s lineup at Moon & Sixpence is all about the world-traveling artist. Wednesday 5/2, Canadian-American duo Dan & Laurel will be with us, with broad influences ranging from folk, classical, old-time and Celtic, to gospel, jazz, vintage country, rock n’ roll, blues, and bluegrass. Opening for them is gritty Americana songwriter Samm Bones, who can be found touring all over when not busy getting lost in the wild of Alaska or the desert of Peru. 7 PM, $10. Friday 5/18, we’ll be presenting Grizzly Goat, on tour from their home base in Utah. Five multi-instrumentalists hailing from five different states come together to form this young band, making undomesticated Americana music focused on good stewardship of the earth, geography, and caring for others. 8 PM, $10. Saturday 5/19, one of New Zealand’s established songwriting stars, Mel Parsons, appears solo on our stage. Mel is a two-time NZ Music Award finalist for Folk Album of the Year, and a winner of the 2016 APRA NZ Country Song of the Year. 7:30 PM, $15. Check out our intimate performances and infinite playlist at 500 9th St. between E & F, and visit www.modestounplugged.com for more.

COMMUNITY KCBP Community Radio needs your help! By James Costello The Modesto Peace/Life Center is developing

a volunteer-driven community radio station. KCBP FM 95.5 will be a non-profit, full power station broadcasting to all of Stanislaus County and possibly much farther. Our vision: to highlight what’s local: in music, the arts and in issue-oriented programs; to enrich our community and region with unique programming that serves your local needs and interests. We want to increase public awareness of current issues important to you and our community. We are streaming at www.KCBPradio. org. We need volunteers for all aspects of this project and we need underwriting. We have filed for a use permit with the Stanislaus County Planning Commission which will allow us to begin actual construction at the tower site west of Patterson. We must be on the air by August 12, so it is crunch-time! County planning approval may take weeks to months. In the meantime, we need to raise up to $150,000. That is a tall order and we need your help. All contributions are valued, big or small. This is an investment in your community. ACTION: Help us build a community radio station that serves you. Go to www.kcbpradio.org and click the “Donate” button. OR go to https:// www.paypal.me/KCBPRadio. Mail checks to the Modesto Peace/Life Center, P.O. Box 134, Modesto, CA 95353-0134. Write “Radio” in the memo. To volunteer, contact Jocelyn Cooper, jocelyncooper2012@gmail.com. tg Information: contact Jim Costello, jcostello@ igc.org

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MV: How do you plan to become a better influence on our community in the future? BW: “By continuing to grow the local music scene by booking bigger and better shows.”

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MV: What are your favorite bands? BW: “Lamb of God, Mushroomhead, Rush and Black Sabbath”

MV: If you could bring a famous band here, who would it be? BW: “All Shall Perish. Realistically, I’d like to bring Amerakin Overdose from Oregon and Maniacal Rebirth from Las Vegas.”

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MV: What does the club mean to you? Can anyone join the GMA? BW: “The club is my outlet, You wake up every day, eat and sleep Metal. You need some way to express that. To join, contact your local chapter president at www.georgiametalalliance.com.”

MV: You do stagehand work for a living, how fun is that? BW: “It’s great, I finally turned my hobby into a job”

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MV: What can we do as a community to make this a better Modesto Metal area? BW: “Come out and support. Show up. Get involved. Buy the merch and CD’s.”

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I had the pleasure of interviewing one of the important metal guys in our city. Mr Brock Wiley. He lives here in Modesto and contributes to our city in many ways. Brock is the West Coast Southern Regional Chapter President of Georgia Metal Alliance Int’l Heavy Metal Club. He’s a member of E Clampus Vitus and is part of the non-profit organization, Asylum Productions Presents. He also does stagehand work and is involved with big shows, like the national act, Shinedown, that just played Modesto Centre Plaza. Asylum Productions is Sean Andersen, Founder. Brock Wiley, Modesto’s Production Manager. Brett Shurtleff, Fliers and Booking. Lon Barnes, Logos and Artwork. Asylum Productions was formed in 2014 out of Vacaville and joined up with Modesto, the summer of 2015. Asylum puts on Metal shows that feature locals, touring acts and Nationals. They put on benefits, fundraisers, tributes, and Celebration of Life for the people of Modesto. I’ve personally witnessed many a show, where a family was in need, and Asylum Productions was able to help.

MV: What are your goals, what are you trying to accomplish for the Modesto metal scene? BW: “Return it to its former glory.”

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MV: What’s your favorite local band? BW: “That’s hard, Id have to say, members, I hang out with, Nothing But Losers, their also ECV. It changes month to month. This month is Gurschach from East Bay.”

1st-2nd - Music Meets Graffiti MSO at Gallo Center for the Arts 2nd - American Graffiti the Movie at the State Theatre 3rd - 13th Annual Graffiti Classic Car Show at McHenry Village 4th - Mid Valley Chevy Club Car Show at American Chevrolet 5th - Mid Valley Chevy Club Car Show at Vintage Faire Mall 6th - Mid Valley Chevy Club Car Show at 10th Street Plaza 6th - Legends of the Cruise Walk a Fame 10th Street Plaza 7th - Mid Valley Chevy Club Car Show at Cool Hand Luke’s 8th - Official American Graffiti Parade McHenry and Downtown Modesto 8th - Graffiti Cruise Route Buddy Holly Tribute at 10th Street Plaza 9th-10th - 20th Anniversary American Graffiti Car Show at Municipal Golf Course 10th - Frankie Avalon at Gallo Center for the Arts 16th - Grease Sing-Along at the State Theatre 16th - Modesto Nuts Graffiti Night at John Thurman Field  16th - 25th Back to Graffiti at the Fruit Yard 16-24 - Grease at Gallo Center for the Arts 23rd - Modesto Blues Festival and Car Show at Seasons Event Center 23rd Jersey Boys at Gallo Center for the Arts 24th - 11th Annual Rod and Custom Car Show at the Elks Lodge

MODESTO BIKE TO WORK DAY 2018 May 17, 2018 May 17, 2018 6:30am - 8:30am

6:30am - 8:30am Commute bybybicycle downtown Modesto Commute bicycle into into downtown Modesto CityCity Hall, Street, Modesto Hall,1010 1010Tenth Tenth Street, Modesto Bike Work with with Mayor Bike totoWork MayorBrandvold Brandvold at Village Baking Co. & Cafe • Depart 6:30am MeetMeet 6am6am at Village Baking Co. & Cafe • Depart 6:30am Finishing at City Hall, 1010 Tenth Street, Modesto Finishing at City Hall, 1010 Tenth Street, Modesto

Free T-Shirt and Prizes to First 150 Bike Commuters! Prize Drawings!

Free T-Shirt and Prizes to Breakfast First 150forBike Commuters! Free Continental all bicycle commuters Prize Drawings! Free Continental Breakfast for all bicycle commuters For more info call 571.5193 | www.modestogov.com/bike-events Sponsored by: City of Modesto,|Modesto Police Department, Downtown Improvement For more info call 571.5193 www.modestogov.com/bike-events District, American Medical Response, Dibs, San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District, Stanislaus Regional Transit (StaRT), Stanislaus County Bicycle Club, Modesto

Sponsored by:Express City of(MAX), Modesto, Modesto Police Downtown Area Stanislaus County, RodinDepartment, Ranch, Village Baking Co. & Improvement Cafe District, American Medical Response, Dibs, San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District, Stanislaus Regional Transit (StaRT), Stanislaus County Bicycle Club, Modesto Area Express (MAX), Stanislaus County, Rodin Ranch, Village Baking Co. & Cafe

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INTER There are people in our lives who really make an impact, with vision, wisdom, outlook and integrity. My friend Wes Page has been one of those voices of vision in Modesto and he has the eye of a filmmaker.   It might be coincidence that Wes’ classmate at Downey High School was our own George Lucas, but these two are cut from the same cloth. George chose to leave Modesto to direct and produce. Wes Page, similar to Ron Howard’s character Steve Bolander in American Graffiti, chose to stay in Modesto. George literally has made an indelible impression on Wes Page and he in turn has made an impression on Modesto.  Married to Barbara Page, Wes had a brief career in the legendary Modesto radio history in the rock and roll years of K5 AM radio and serves on the Board of the Modesto Radio Museum. Wes worked in and taught film and video production at MJC until his recent retirement.  Wes was instrumental in the development of the Modesto Historic Cruise Route, and has produced great local documentaries about the State Theatre, Downey High School and has appeared in and directed plays.  Like all great people, he is busier in retirement and we were lucky to catch up with him. ModestoView:  What was magical about being in the Downey Class of ’62? WP: Actually I was in the Downey class of ’65 but because I was given the honor of creating videos that were shown at many of the class of ’62 reunions I was made an “honorary” member of their class. But the closeness of the classmates of “The Class of ‘62” is remarkable. They get together for a reunion every 5 years.   MV: When you were growing up, what did you want to be? WP:  I think I’ve always wanted to tell stories through film and video. I spent hours in front of our old black and white TV as a child. I wanted to do more than passively watch movies and programs, I wanted to make them!   MV:  Where did you meet your wife Barbara and what was your first date? WP: Actually I declined what would have been my first date with Barbie. A buddy (Former K5 DJ John Chappell) wanted to set me up on a blind date with her. It would have been an all day trip to San Francisco. “What if we didn’t hit it off? I would be stuck with her for the whole day,” I thought. That decision was a big mistake on my part. Fortunately I happened to meet her a few days later at a mutual friend’s house. We instantly hit if off and I asked her out. We went to a crab cioppino dinner at the California Ballroom. We had a great time dancing to a live band. We fell on the floor doing the polka, laughed a bit, got up and continued dancing as though nothing had happened. We got married that same year. That was 42 years ago.   MV: When did you discover your love of filmmaking and production? WP: It all started with my Dad’s old 8mm movie camera when I was 12 years old. He let me document our road trip across the U.S. to Michigan and back. I shot very forgettable footage but it

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Clockwise from top: Wes and Mark Hamill, Wes at K-FIV Radio, Wes and George Lucas, Wes films Chris Murphy and George Lucas, George sketches his character for Wes. sparked a passion that remains to this day. I enrolled in Radio, Television and Film classes at Modesto Junior College and under the tutelage of greats instructors like Bill Hill, Harley Lee, and Max Sayer thrived.   MV: What was it like to make the transition from actual film work to video work and what doors did it open for you? WP: When you’re as old as I am, you see many advances in the state of the art. When I was a student at MJC in the mid 60’s we shot 16mm film in our film classes and in the TV production classes we recorded video on a huge Sony 2” reel to reel video recorder. Until non-linear video editing came around, the quality of video editing suffered greatly. My first non-linear editor was an Amiga based Video Toaster. At the time it was the hottest thing around. I now use a Mac computer.   MV: How does it make you feel knowing that Star Wars changed the world as much as it has? WP: It pleases me that the love for George Lucas’ creation has crossed multiple generations. But it isn’t just Star Wars and American

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Graffiti that changed pop culture. George Lucas was a pioneer in enhancing sound quality in movie theatres with his THX sound system. In order to create the special effects he wanted in Star Wars he developed never before available technology to accomplish this. His innovative companies; Industrial Light and Magic, Skywalker Sound, Lucas Arts, Pixar and the George Lucas Educational Foundation have had a huge impact. MV:  The two of us shared a really cool moment when we got to interview George Lucas when he was here as grand Marshall for the North Modesto Kiwanis Cruise Parade.   What was it like being behind the camera at the moment?  WP: It was an amazing moment that I wanted to do right, but what I was worried about was the lighting, and dealing with the sun through the window and I went into full technical mode as I wanted it to be just right, but that bright sun made it hard.   MV:  When did you decide to become a Storm Trooper? WP: Actually my first Star Wars costume was

Count Dooku. When I saw Christopher Lee’s portrayal of Dooku I thought: “Hey, he’s an old guy with gray hair and a beard, I’m an old guy with gray hair and a beard. Let’s give this a try.” Since then I have been Darth Vader, an Imperial Officer and of course, my favorite; a Storm Trooper.   MV: Why a Storm Trooper vs one of the other characters? WP: When I put on my Storm Trooper armor and bucket (helmet) I feel that I become a Storm Trooper, especially in the eyes of a child. But when you are Dooku or an Imperial Officer, etc. and your face is visible you are just a man wearing a costume. It’s still enjoyable, but a little of the magic disappears.   MV: You have a very special tattoo, would you mind sharing what it is? WP: Ha ha. When I was given the privilege of sitting at the table with George Lucas at his 40 year Downey class reunion in 2002, I was overwhelmingly star struck and wanted something more than just an autograph (If you have ever seen his autograph, it’s really just a couple of quick squiggles.) So I decided to ask him to draw a 30 second self-portrait. He looked at me curiously and then drew a quick sketch of himself complete with beard and glasses. I was so honored that he would do that for me that I later had it tattooed on my arm. Since that time I have asked other people whom I admire to draw self-portraits. I now have Weird Al Yankovic, Carol Channing, Doug Jones and the cartoonist who creates my favorite comic strip; “Pickles,” Brian Crane. But my one and only tattoo was the caricature that George Lucas drew.   MV:  Have any of your children chosen your line of work?  WP:  I have 3 children; Rhonda, Matt and Ben. My youngest son, Ben, is the only one who has chosen a career similar to mine. He is a prop builder in Hollywood. He recently finished production on the new “Ant-Man and the  Wasp” movie coming out July 6th.   MV: What is your favorite film of all time? WP: I guess it would be American Graffiti. But not just because it helped put Modesto on the map with it’s homage to cruising. American Graffiti introduced an innovative editing technique that is now extremely common in both movies and TV programs. Rather than telling a story from the beginning to end in a linear fashion, American Graffiti was the first to cut back and forth as several storylines progressed.   MV: What is your next big project? WP: Now that I’m retired I look for projects where I can give back to the community that has been so good to me all my life. I enjoy creating video projects for the Gallo Center for the Arts, State Theatre, McHenry Mansion, McHenry Museum, Modesto Radio Museum, Stanislaus Veterans Center and other nonprofits.   MV: Our traditional question: Beatles or Stones WP: BEATLES!!

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By Chris Murphy

Mom, Bikes, Porches, Chocolate and the Force!

Biking is Fun!

We have already hit the bike trails a few times this season. Last month, many people toured the artists open studios by bike and there are group bike rides to Sunday brunches and so much more.  Did you know we have 4 major trails you can bicycle? It’s true and you can access them at points across the city.  One of the best things about Modesto is that it’s flat.  These bike trails all pass along schools and parks so there are places to play with kids and the Virginia Corridor even has it’s own playground.  There is a new park being planned for East LaLoma Park soon.   Two of the longest trails head downtown and this is a great way to get there on the weekends.  For you competitive cyclists, there are group rides from Fun Sport Bikes and also through Stanislaus County Bike Club.  www. stancobike.org     

We love our Moms!

There are so many ways to celebrate our moms in Modesto. Of course you can go check out some of the amazing Sunday brunches like the fantastic Surla’s, but you can also take your mom on a bike trip can get brunch downtown.  Downtown Modesto is really getting it going on Sunday mornings.  You can really surprise your mom with beautiful flowers from the Modesto Farmer’s Market but what moms really want is time with their families and there are many fun things to do, or even just as simple as breakfast in bed, a donut from your fave donut shop or a drawing.   

Ride for Mom

Do you want to cycle and celebrate mom at the same time? If so, we recommend the Ride For Mom, happening on May 12 beginning at Johansen Stadium.  Created in honor of Bob Fores’ mom Jinx, Ride For Mom is designed to promote heart health and encourage people to stay active and have fun doing it.  There is a 10 mile, 33 and an 77 mile ride and there are groups that ride at all speeds and there are regular rest stops so anyone can do it.   There is a pre ride reception to pick up your ride package and there is a wonderful lunch prepared by Green’s and Concetta. You can do it!  See you at Ride for Mom.       www.rideformom.com

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Oakdale Chocolate Festival

No Mother’s Day or May for that matter is complete without Chocolate. Yum. The Sconza candy company has replaced the Hershey in our local chocolate culture so this means we can celebrate all things chocolate and musical on this very festive weekend, with games, chocolate crafts, classic car show a fun run and live music all weekend.  This is a fun family event in downtown Oakdale that you should check out.  Tix are available at the gate or in advance from the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce.   www.oakdalechamber.com/chocolate-festival/ May 19th and 20th, 9 am to 6 pm  

Modesto Porchfest

This is literally Modesto’s biggest festival. Covering hundreds of city blocks, Modesto Porchfest features over 40 house porches and featuring over 60 bands, performing for tips and fun all over Modesto. There are porches in the College, Downtown and the LaLoma Neighborhood from 12:30 to 6 pm.  Our advice is to ride your bike from porch to porch so you can enjoy a little bit here and there.  I would start farthest away from your house and work back home through the afternoon, you never know what you may sample along the way. Great fun, great music and great friendship on Porchfest.  May 20.   Check out www.modestoporchfest.com for the most updated map and info. This event is free but please tip the bands on your voyage. 

Music in the Plaza

What’s better than great live music? How about FREE live music. May the 4th kicks off the annual Music in the Plaza series.  This is a great event that features a variety of Modesto area bands, and showcases our amazing talent.  You can hear a different band each Friday evening from 7-9 pm in 10th St Plaza.  This year there is a new stage that will be there all season provided by ModestoView, Sierra Pacific, Downtown Improvement District, Fuzio and Ralston’s Goat.  This summer, each 1st Friday you can also experience the DOMO Craft Market as well and really have a fun evening.  Make sure you check out the cool lights over 10th St thanks to ModestoView, Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Collins Electric.  Looks magical.    FR IDAY NIGHTS!

Downtown Modesto

New Beginnings

The Force is With Modesto

Modesto graduates! This is the time friends when we walk the stage and pick up our diploma and turn a page to the future. Some of our kids will leave us and head off to schools around the country, some will stay nearby to continue their education and the most important thing you can do is keep learning. We celebrate all of our local graduates and we hope that we all create the kind of local economy that will bring these kids back to build the next era of Modesto.   Enjoy your May friends and celebrate each other and our community. 

You can say it, “May the 4th Be With You”. Now you get it.  Modesto USA is the “Home of George Lucas” and we are also the “Home of Star Wars”.  This amazing phenomenon has taken over the world, it has consumed Disney and is an intergalactic hit and we can be proud that Star War’s origins are here in Modesto, so be proud and celebrate with us.  The City of Modesto proclaimed May the 4th a Commemorative Day and we invite you to gather with all of your alien and non-alien friends in 10th St Plaza, grab your light saber and use the Force to be join your fellow rebels or even those on the dark side for an evening of music, fun and festivity. Downtown restaurants will be featuring Star Wars cocktails and there will be a light saber battle, royalty parade and a laser show.  See you in 10th St Plaza, May the 4, 5-10 pm

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GEEK STAR WARS By Middagh Goodwin This month marks the 41st Anniversary of the

release of Star Wars. On May the Fourth at 5 pm we celebrate our connection to this Galaxy Far Far Away with Star Wars Day in the 10th Street Plaza. Bring the entire family out and enjoy a life-size Tie Fighter, interact and take pictures with members of the 501st, Mandalorian Mercs. Rebel Legion and more. Bring your light sabers and do battle with each other and with the Saber Guild underneath a phenomenal laser and light show created by Laser Voodoo, listen to the sounds of John Williams as performed by Beyer High School Band and rock out to the Lodge Pole(Jedi) Pickers. Don’t forget to stop in at Fuzio or Ralston’s Goat for some intergalactic themed food and drink specials. Star Wars Day also kicks off Music in the Plaza and DoMo First Friday Street Faire. On May 25th, 41 years after the release of Star Wars(A New Hope), we have a new(old)chapter in everyone most beloved scoundrel life, Solo(a Star Wars Story.) Learn how Han meets his future pilot Chewbacca his early encounters with Lando and more. Join the 501st and Central

Valley Costumers along with NorCal Cosies and others for some more Star Wars fun in the 10th Street Plaza on Saturday, May 26th 12-4 pm. These Star Wars Premiere events hosted by Brenden Theatre have become a great tradition over the last few years and we look forward to many more in the years to come. If that was not enough Geeky Goodness for everyone don’t forget Free Comic Book Day happening on May 5th. Invincible Comics and Hero’s Vault will both be participating in a fun day that encourages reading at all ages. Join NorCal Cosies and Central Valley Costumers at Invincible Comics, bring the kids to meet all their favorite superheroes and maybe even a few dastardly villains, pick up a free comic book, buy some art from local artists Adam Harris, Harold George and Patrick Barr. Don’t worry about getting hungry because the Food Fix Truck will be parked on site. If you hadn’t heard already I am working with Douggary Grant(the Geek Fashion Show) to bring a Modesto-Centric Con to the area on July 1st. Graffiti-Con Comic and Car Show will take place at the Modesto Centre Plaza with classic cars parked in the 10th Street Plaza. Think Star Wars meets American Graffiti. Advance tickets for $3 are available online and at Invincible Comics, Hero’s Vault and Utopia Games. For more information like graffiticon209 on

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Modesto is MAD about design!         by Lee Davis, Founder, Modesto Design Collective (MO.DE) From Anchorage to Wichita, large and small

cities across the country are hosting design weeks to celebrate the contribution of design and designers to creativity, entrepreneurship, innovation and overall quality of life. NYCxDESIGN, New York City’s annual celebration of design, attracts hundreds of thousands of attendees from across the globe in May to celebrate over a dozen design disciplines through exhibitions, installations, open studios, panels, trade shows, etc. San Francisco Design Week (SFDW), a weeklong regional festival in June -and the largest on the west coast -- showcases the unique intersection of ideas, design, and business. Since 2008, Modesto has been host to its own award-winning architecture festival. Co-organized by the American Institute of Architects Sierra Valley Chapter (AIASV) and the Modesto Art Museum, the Modesto Architecture Festival has attracted as many as 5,000 people annually to our city. Among the many activities in 2017 were walking tours showcasing historic buildings in the Modesto Design District and Modesto Modernist buildings; a Modesto House History Workshop to explore the history of your own house (I uncovered the 1864 document signed by Abraham Lincoln himself in which he deeded the property on which my house is located to a decorated veteran of the War of 1812!); a Family Architecture Experience and Kids Workshop at the Stanislaus County Public Library with crafts, games, and activities for children of all ages; and an Architecture and Design Film Night at the State Theatre featuring a selection of short films on architec-

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ture, design, landscape, and urban design. The Festival has helped to elevate the impressive and unique architectural history of Modesto and has brought greater awareness and recognition of the important contribution of design to our city. As the Festival enters its second decade following its 10th anniversary last September, the AIASV and the Museum have joined forces with the Modesto Design Collective (MO.DE) to broaden the content of the Festival beyond architecture to celebrate the contribution of the broader design community to our city. Going forward, the newly-branded Modesto Architecture & Design Week (MADWEEK), scheduled this year for September 16-23, will include content and participation from the fields of architecture, fashion design, graphic design, interior design, landscape architecture, product/ industrial design, social design, and user experience (UI/UX) design. MADWEEK celebrates design as both an art and a science, heightens public awareness of design and the value of architects and designers in creating more livable and vibrant communities. MADWEEK will be an inspiring week of exhibits, films, installations, interventions, kid’s activities, speakers, open studio visits, tours, trainings and workshops, and other special events with a variety of community partners. So save the dates and stay tuned for more announcements soon about the MADWEEK 2018 lineup! Modesto Architecture & Design Week (MADWEEK) September 16-23, 2018 www.madweek.org

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Torch Club in downtown Sac. Wednesday May 16th I will be hosting my second monthy Blues Jam at St. Stan’s Brewing Company on 11th St. in By Earl Matthews Modesto, Music starts at 6 so come early. On the 18th two Hello friends and welcome to full on music heavy hitters are playing Tracy’s season. Starting the month off right with the own Grand Theater, Mr Walter Trout and Eric Thursday Night Supper Club at Ralston’s Goat Gales. That’s right 2 of of the most amazing is just what the Doctor ordered. With comedy guitar players in the world will be in our back hosted by Felicia Aleman and live music care of yard for one night only. And if you haven’t been myself and the Poorhouse Millionaires, you can’t to the Grand, here is your chance. It is truly a go wrong. On the first Saturday of May you have beautiful theater. some great blues options; Shad Harris will be at On the 19th you can catch Marc Chauvette Ralston’s Goat, Jeramy Norris will be at the Hotel Band at Moore’s Riverboat in Islton, or you Ledger and Dennis Jones will be at the World can check out Gary Gervase & Kickstart Blues Famous Torch Club up in Sac. Band at Barkin’ Dog in Modesto. Then turn On Sunday the 6th you can catch Lydia Pense around and head back to the dog on the 26th to and Cold Blood at Moe’s Alley in Santa Cruz. It’s see Bourbon Street Blues Band. Finally on the a great spot for an up close intimate experience. last weekend of the month in Livingston is the On Friday the 11th you can catch me with the Pick N’ Gather Fest at Riverdance Farms, enjoy Poorhouse Millionaires on the 10th St. Plaza in music, art, pick your own Blueberries and Modesto for a free evening of music. Always fun Cherries while live music plays all weekend. I times. May 12th there is a ton to do so I am just will even be there with the Poorhouse Millionsticking with your blues options, Bill Clifton and aires on Monday the 28th. Make sure to check the Chicken & Whiskey Band are at the Barking out the Weekly Blues Jams at the Barkin’ Dog Dog. You should all know Bill as a cofounder and Garlic Brothers in Stockton as well. Take of the now legendary Fresno Band The MOFO care and I hope to see you out at a show. Party Band. If you are feeling like going north Earl Matthews ( 209)450-4141 you can catch me with the Cryin’ Shame at the bigearl@gmail.com

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Mother of My Invention by Patty Castillo Davis

My Mother has always been in support of my

music. When I was a minor she and my Dad and a crew of their friends would caravan to various bars around town so I might participate in their “Talent Contests”-it was always on a school night, it was always after 10:00 pm , I always sang a Linda Ronstadt song and I always placed. My Mother was by my side in Italy when I sang a solo offering in a choir piece for His Holiness Pope John Paul II, cantored a solemn mass at the Basilica of St. Francis of Asissi and when I won my first solo MAMA award on the night of my Mother’s Birthday, I only found it fitting that my Best Singer Songwriter MAMA award go to my Mama. It’s a wonderful thing to have a Mom it’s even more wonderful knowing she has you. The Ceres Street Faire 2018 will continue to celebrate the centennial of this fair city with a hometown parade and huge lineup of talent on Saturday, May 5 and Sunday May 6 all along the streets of downtown. Deva Café will be giving Mothers the VIP treatment on Sunday, May 13 with an “All Request Concert” of music by MAMA artists Patty Castillo Davis and Tim Allen. Bottomless Mimosas, Micheladas and Marys, Biscuits and

Gravy specials and FREE sweet treats and prizes will make this day a gift for every Mom. Sunday Breakfast music for May showcases David Perry Molina on 5/6, Mark Allen Turner 5/20, and The Ardent Trio 5/27. Come hear fun music on May 5 when Andrew Durr, Patty Castillo Davis, Rick Fletcher and Steve Ashman collide at the Barkin Dog at 7pm. No tacos, talento puro. Wednesday night at The Udder Place in Turlock is new terrain for acoustic talent from 9-11pm. This spacious, welcoming venue is a great space for your date or your posse. Modesto PORCHFEST, the event heard across the region, the MAMA winning event that caught fire like nothing else in 2017 is back, bigger and better! This family friendly sampler of music and fellowship will introduce you to a new culture trend. I am proud to be amongst the musicians participating. I will be playing a duo offering with my great friend, Tim Allen at 1125 College Avenue from 12 noon to 2pm and then my fantastic group, The Patty Castillo Davis BandDavid Rogers, Joe Barretta and Tim Allen will be bringing it BIG at 913 Edgebrook close to 3pm. Be there!! Riverdance Farms annual Pick and Gather Festival on the Merced River boasts 3 days of live acoustic music in a beautiful setting. Bring your family for wildlife viewing, pick cherries, blueberries and strawberries and enjoy art and cooking demos. Saturday, May 26-28. For the record, my Mother is Team Beatles

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JAZZ If You Love Music, You’ll Love This And so it goes a friend and one of the most

enthusiastic people of the arts I have ever met has passed, RIP Mrs. Full of Grace Lieberman, actor, musician and a life force invigorating the arts scene in the Valley for years. Even in the twilight of her years she still sang and was involved in Drama in the area. She embraced all the of the arts and supported you if you were an artist amongst us. She knew the realities of the finances of the business but her unrelenting optimism made you felt anything can be done, “we will make a way to make it work.” Grace, you will be missed, and your life force lives on. One of the joys of a jam session is the unexpected, something thrown in that makes everyone take pause and remember the reason for why we play the music. Such a night happen last month when little Zoey, a guitar player all of 12 years old sat in with the Blue Monday Band. Nervous tuning up with her father’s coaxing I cued her, we will take it through one time and when we come around “play the Blues!”. Zoey plays a right handed guitar upside down , she is a leftie. She played the Blues bending notes and finding her way with Will Rock from the Rick James Band cheering her on, chorus after chorus trading with Johnny Valdes on guitar played on and at the end had a

by Eric Benson standing ovation from the Blue Monday crowd. Girl you did good, looking forward to hearing more from you! This is why we do what we do! And a Celebration of Life, yes he is still alive! Mr. Jon Camp is having an annual party at the Portal May 12 with some great bands, bar and food. Some great bands books with special guests. So far on the gig; Threshold, Triple D, and Live Again, so maximum Rock and dance music to celebrate Jon’s day. Cover charge 10 dollars, located at 1324 Caldwell Ave Modesto. Blue Monday Party on the Jazz and Rock side returns to the Barkin’ dog May 14thth to the Barkin’ Dog Grill with special guests the Josh Rosenblum Band. Josh is a great guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, this will be one of the last gigs he does before moving to LA.  Hosting the jam is House band Ultra Lounge, Johnny Valdes guitar, Tim Allen bass, vocals, Dave Hawks on drums, Horns Kevin Marin, and Marty Martinez, and John Burt Sax, Jamey Duberly on Trombone, Dave Dow and you’re truly Eric Benson on Keys.  We will be playing a whole lot of rock and groove music, Blues, Latin, Jazz, Latin, and a little of everything else. Call the Dog for reservations: 572-2341.  If you play, come on down and sit in with the best

musicians in the area, or to listen and dance, it’s gonna’ be smoking! The Gallo Center continues to have some amazing shows, the Temptations were amazing and George Benson, no relation to me Eric Benson was smoking, simply one of the best Guitar playing singing musicians to grace the Valley in a long time!  On schedule for May 3rd; Mariachi Sol De Mexico, 4th Tao Drum

Heart, 9th Apocolyptica; plays Metalica by four chelo tour, Rodney Atkins country musician 26th, and upcoming June 10th Frankie Avalon.  And the Barkin’ Dog Grill, one of my favorite family friendly venues continues with some live music coming at you for May; 4th David Dow Jam session, 5th Patty Castillo, 11th Patty Castillo and Tim Allen duo, 12th Bill Clifton’s Chicken and Whiskey Band, 14th Blue Monday party with Eric Benson, 18th Tim Lachuga and guest artist, 19th Gary Gervase Band, 25th; Fallrisk, 26th Bourbon st Blues Band. And every single Thursday Dave Dow pianist Extraordinaire hosts a Thursday Jazz Jam session. Remember folks thing globally but come out for the arts scene locally, hope to see you soon. All the best, Eric Benson ,Mbenson@ fire2wire2wire.com. cell (209) 918-7033

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Ripon’s Run! Join us for the inaugural race of Ripon’s Run at Ripon’s High School Stadium. Keeping the vibe and the excitement of Rina’s Run was one of Mike Mason’s, the race directors, primary goals along with adding a new feeling, a Ripon, Manteca  & Modesto Moves Training healthy active lifestyle. “Moves Training is a non-profit training club that trains in your local community for a healthy active lifestyle by walking, running, or rolling from start to finish.” The pluses of this type of fitness club versus any other are that their certified RRCA coaches will formally train you for a 5K, 10K, Half and full Marathons to help you to not only finish your race but also to keep you injury free. Their motto is “Together we will keep each other moving” Ripon’s Run will feature a Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon & 5K. Huge cash prizes are up for grabs for the overall male /female &/or 40+Master division. $500.00 for setting a new course record, (Male 1:08, Female 1:18) $200 for Half Marathon, $100 for Quarter Marathon, $50 for 5K. “Only one cash prize per winner - no double dipping

for cash prizes. Double dipping for overall plaques and divisional awards allowed.” All races will include a finishers medal at the finish line & the Half Marathon Finisher Medal is a whopping 5.5 inches large! Ripon’s Run Tech Racing shirts will also be in your racing goodie bag along with a variety of other goodies. Another tasty plus for this race is that they will be having a Nacho Bar & offer three ways to get in. 1. Take a Selfie with one of the course/ mile markers signs, 2. Wear Brooks shoes,  or 3. Wear a Moves Training Shirt. Ripon’s Run will also have family fun games provided along with post-race refreshments, raffle prizes and music and Entertainment from your silly fun DJ in Fitness & your Modesto View Fitness Editor,

COMEDY Hello, hello, hello May is here and I’m making like a tree and

branching out. This month I will be producing comedy shows for the first time. Comics perform/”train” and try out new material at open mics. Modesto hasn’t had a comedy-only open mic in the 2+ years I have been performing.  In addition, I am semi car-less making it hard to travel, so I am excited to announce that I will be hosting a new monthly open mic at Stanislaus Brewing starting May 8. The show will consist of an open mic from 7-9 where comics will work on new material and a showcase from 9-10 where comics will do their more practiced material. I am looking forward to seeing new faces and bringing friends from Sacramento and the bay to Modesto to show off my hometown. Modesto and the 209 has some really talented comics and I hope that you will support them. This month my video interview is with Dave Garret. Dave will be a part of the World of Laughs Comedy Jam headlined by Jeff Garcia on May 18 at the State Theater in Modesto. Whether on stage or his dating profile Dave is brutally honest. We talk about his dark humor, his skateboard and I’ll ask if honesty really is the best policy when it comes to a dating profile. Dave and Rocco my cameraman will help me continue working on speaking better...umm, I think.

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ALL AGES By Leia Johnson

Afternoon on a Hill

Edna St. Vincent Millay, 1892 - 1950

I will be the gladdest thing    Under the sun!   I will touch a hundred flowers      And not pick one.   I will look at cliffs and clouds    With quiet eyes,   Watch the wind bow down the grass,      And the grass rise.   And when lights begin to show      Up from the town, I will mark which must be mine,      And then start down!

Happy May! In the last few weeks, I have noticed

a change in the air. Everywhere I go seems to smell like flowers and fruit (and I’m not complaining). This month is jam packed with music events and new things to experience. To me, nothing says Modesto more than listening to Music in The Plaza paired with a perfect orange sunset behind the Double Tree. Luckily we have the entire season to enjoy those stellar summer nights. Starting now, there will be live music every Friday night at 7pm at the 10th Street Plaza! Now that I have a job and understand the struggles of saving money, I truly know that nothing is better than free events with all of my friends! Another great event that is coming up is the State Theatre’s “Way Back Wednesdays”, a monthly visit to classic films from the

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1970’s-1990’s. On May 16th at 7pm, they are kicking off this summer long event with ‘Fast Times at Ridgemont High’. Later on this summer, they will also be showing the films Fargo and Clerks! I hope everyone has a fantastic month! Don’t forget to stop and take moments to appreciate this weather, how beautiful our community is, and how this is our ONLY summer 2018. I can’t wait to experience it with all of you.

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Zen and Star Wars by Mary Layton

Who hasn’t heard of the Jedi,

lightsaber wielding knights from a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away? Star Wars, the brainchild of Modesto’s own George Lucas, is one of the most iconic films in cinematic history. What is there not to love about Star Wars? The only thing for me might be the word “Wars”. That’s because I’ve always had a hard time with movies containing violence and destruction.  But even I am deeply touched by this great saga.  We get to see leadership, teamwork and cooperation, bravery,

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love and wisdom at its finest. I enjoy talking about Star Wars with an old friend of mine who pointed out to me that the Jedi way very much rests on Buddhist and Taoist philosophy.  Of course he’s right.  And though much can be said about Lucas’ work with Star Wars itself, I’d like to remark on the Jedi’s training as defenders of peace. The concept of a group of highly, specially trained individuals safeguarding humanity within the strict guidelines of an old religion or deep seated philosophy has been a running theme of many a legend on our own planet.  But exactly what kind of training do the Jedi undergo?  This training would fall within three different general categories: philosophy, martial arts and utilizing “the force”.  All three categories were equally important and were required to be mastered for a learner to be recognized by the Jedi Council as a Jedi Knight. In our own reality, martial arts is all about utilizing “the force”, that is the part gathered and channeled to strengthen the body in physical and internal ways or to utilize externally for combat in defense.  Some martial artists would call this ‘chi’.  A good martial artist will learn combat, the philosophy about the use of martial arts, and the energies that such disciplines can wield. My friend would have much more to say about the way of the Jedi. It’s a serious path, no doubt. To be a Jedi is hard work requiring lots of study and lots and lots of practice. There are several martial arts places in Modesto.  Are you ready?   For more info :  go to taichi4modesto.com or call  (209) 572-4518.

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Grace Lieberman was a cultural sparkplug. She championed all of the arts and her talent and drive got people to get together and create amazing works.  From opera and musicals to stage concert performances, Grace was Modesto’s Sweetheart. Her opera performances with Buck Townshend and with Paul Tischer were legendary and her contributions to keeping the arts alive were larger than life and she gave so much back to the arts community. She was celebrated at the 2004 Modesto Area Music Awards with a lifetime award that was presented by her friend Marie Gallo.  Her spirit in the arts community will live on.

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BARGAIN May Your Savings Bloom Everything is merry in the month of May, the birds are singing, the flowers are blossoming and it’s filled with fun and holidays that make you look forward to the summer months. Since spring temperatures are finally warm enough to get out of the house, Ms. M has been taking in everything this gorgeous time of year has to offer. The best laid plans for May are those enjoyed without spending a lot of money. Start your month of May off with some music and science fiction. The Music in the Plaza free music series kicks off their annual events in downtown Modesto every Friday in the summer starting May 4th with a Star Wars Day tribute. Walk on down and you may find yourself immersed amid Star Wars themed activities and the musical sounds of the Lodge Pole Pickers and the Fred C. Beyer marching band starting at 5:00pm. Located across from Brendan Theaters this free entertainment is fun for all ages. Check it out! Info: https://www. facebook.com/10thStreetMusic/Continue your month off with a little spiritual nourishment for your mind, body and soul. The Nourishment for the Soul Wellness center celebrates their 4th anniversary and metaphysical fair with an open house style free event from 10am-6pm on May 12th. If you like learning about new things and have an open mind then grab your curiosity and drop in to experience energy healing, psychic reading, meet like-minded people and

By Monica Barber more. Drop in and check their calendar for upcoming classes; many are free. This is a judgment free space and all people are welcome. 516 15th Street, Modesto 95354. Info: http://www.nourishment4thesoul.com/ Music is wonderful for the soul! The 2nd annual Modesto Area Porchfest hosts a plethora of music talent May 20th. The all ages event takes place on 30 porches in the La Loma, College and Downtown Modesto areas and features includes music from local performers for free. Enjoy the best in local music, enjoy the weather outside and get to know your neighbors while supporting a local talent. Maps with info: http://www.modestoporchfest.comEnd the month with some carnival fun! Every 4th Friday of the month is Food Fair Fridays and Carnival Treats at the Veteran’s Event Center. The entire family is welcome at this free inside event carnival sponsored by the Veteran’s Foundation of Stanislaus County.Mytv26 will be on site to record keepsake video messages of love and support to loved ones in the armed forces. Free parking on site. 3500 Coffee Road Modesto 95355. Info: https://www.facebook.com/MYTV26STATION/ May your time this month be merry! Enjoy! Kisses, m.

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Enjoy Modesto Night Life! • Enjoy Responsibly May 1st Acoustic Jam Anthony K Comedy Night Bilingual Story Time Don’t Stop Believin’ Forever Young Dance Club Golden Valley Chorus Johnny & Kelly Name That Tune Open Mic at the Goat Poetry Open Mic Poorhouse Millionaires Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Snoozy Moon Successful Thinkers Mtg Tango Lessons Tartuffe Tiki Tuesday Toastmaster Supper Club Trivia Tuesday Turlock Seniors Dance Wiggle Worms May 2nd 80s night/DJ Gully Black Sheep Ink Art Class Cinco de Breakfast Creole Jazz Kings Dan & Laurel Don’t Stop Believin’ Free QiGong Class Girls Who Code Horseshoe tournament In One Accord Josh Rosenblum Band Karaoke Wednesdays Karaoke with DJ Mark Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Mommy & Me Art Class Neil Buettner Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Riverbank Golden Ages Tartuffe Trax on Wax Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong Wiggle Worm Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms Wine Down Wednesday May 3rd Bonnie & The Boys Out Back California Audio Project Casanova’s Night Club College Night Cottonwood Creek David Dow and Friends Designer House Tour Farmer’s Market Johnny & Kelly Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Live Music Mariachi Sol De Mexico Museum & History Center Poorhouse Millionaires Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Sandy Maule Senior Day Dance Spanish Story Time Stevie Vasquez Tartuffe Valley Lighter May 4th Acoustic Music Age with Movement Alex & the List Bringing Veterans Together Clybourne Park Creative Cookies David Dow & Friends Dirty Revival DJ Invisible DJ Tease EDM Revolution Go Red Luncheon Johnny & Kelly Josh Rosenblum Band Kabir Singh

Queen Bean, Modesto Cheroot Lounge, Modesto Riverbank Public Library Gallo Center for the Arts Modesto Senior Center Mancini Hall, Modesto Rivets Modesto Twisted Pig, Modesto Ralston’s Goat, Modesto Queen Bean, Modesto Bauhaus, Modesto Waterford Public Library Ceres Public Library Modesto Public Library Oakdale Public Library Patterson Public Libary The Other Place, Modesto Round Table, McHenry Modesto Urbano Bistro, Modesto Stanislaus State, Turlock Tiki Lounge, Modesto Denny’s McHenry Modesto P. Wexford’s, Modesto 11914 Cahill St, Turlock Modesto Public Library Boardroom, Modesto Queen Bean, Modesto Stanislaus Veterans Center Shooter’s Pub & Grill Moon & Sixpence, Modesto Gallo Center for the Arts NTouch, Modesto Salida Public Library Shively’s Bar, Oakdale Strings, Turlock Redwood Café, Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto The Bayou Grill, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto The Chartreuse Muse, Modesto P. Wexfords Modesto Newman Public Library Empire Public Library Keyes Public Library 3600Santa Fe St, Riverbank Stanislaus State, Turlock Speakeay, Modesto First United Methodist, Modesto Oakdale Public Library Turlock Public Library Salida Public Library Redwood Café, Modesto Modesto Vet Center Modesto Sound, Modesto Crocodile’s, Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Black Oak Casino, Tuolumne Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto Turlock, CA Modesto Public Library P. Wexford’s, Modesto Kaiser Dale Rd, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Surla’s, Moesto Gallo Center for the Arts 212 West F St. Oakdale Ralston’s Goat. Modesto Turlock Public Library Salida Public Library Hughson Public Library The Fruit Yard, Modesto Stanislaus Veterans Center Modesto Public Library Tresetti’s, Modesto Stanislaus State, Turlock Nino’s Place, Modesto Queen Bean, Modesto East La Loma Park, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Stanislaus Veterans Center Prospect Theater, Modesto Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto Black Oak Casino, Tuolumne Tiki Lounge, Modesto Boardroom, Modesto Shooters Pub, Modesto Modesto Centre Plaza Rivets Modesto P Wexford’s Pub, Modesto Blue Horse Lounge, Ceres

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Karaoke with DJ Mark Kendall Wesenberg Kid’s Program La Marcha Live Again Live Music Love & Bananas May the 4th/Star Wars Day Music in the Plaza Neil Buettner Preschool Story Time Science Night Sweet Country Tao:Drum Heart Tartuffe Teens Rockin’ Jump The Vie The Weekend Dance Party Thunder Road VFW Friday Night Dinners May 5th 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Alex & the List Angel’s Camp Song Posse B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Bilingual Story Time Ceres Street Faire Chilled Out Saturdays Cinco de Mayo Cinco de Mayo Parade Clybourne Park Dancing with the Tracy Stars Daze of Reign DJ Invisible Farmer’s Market Folk Dancing Lessons Gotcha Covered Josh Rosenblum Band Latin Lovers Show Live Music Meditation with Susie Modesto Taco Fest Museum & History Center Open Air Market Patty Castillo Davis Red Dog Ash Rockin’ Saturdays Saturday Easy D Ride Secret Saturdays Sexy Saturdays Tartuffe The Weekend Dance Party The World of Elvis Used Book Sale Walk for Animals May 6th 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Acoustic Live Music Alex & the List Ceres Street Faire Champagne Brunch Buffet Chicken A Go-Go Clybourne Park Dale Huff Band Denim to Diamonds FOE Breakfast Jewish Food Festival Mats+Mimosas Mike Russell Band One Table Community Dinner Open Mic Night Raffi Seniors Club Breakfast Tartuffe The Big Mix VFW Breakfast May 7th Alex & the List CCHS Moustrap Josh Rosenblum Open Mic Overreaters Anonymous Paint Night Poker Night Preschool Story Time ToastMasters Meeting Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms May 8th Acoustic Jam Alex & the List Bilingual Story Time Bingo Comedy Open Mic

The Bayou Grill, Modesto Gallo Center for the Arts MJC, West, Science Center Urbano Bistro, Modesto O’Brians Tavern, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock State Theatre, Modesto 10th Street Plaza, Modesto 10th Street Plaza, Modesto SpeakEasy Lounge, Modesto Denair Public Library MJC West Campus State Theatre, Modesto Gallo Center for the Arts Stanislaus State, Turlock Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Urbano Bistro, Modesto Crocodiles Nightclub The Tilted Turtle, Modesto VFW Hall, Modesto Chevron, Kansas, Modesto Rite Aid, Pelandale, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Angels Camp Oakdale Bicycle Shop Modesto Public Library Downtown Ceres Shooters Pub, Modesto The Tilted Turtle, Modesto Crows Landing, Modesto Prospect Theater, Modesto Grand Theatre, Tracy Nino’s Place, Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Modesto Library Carnegie Arts Center. Turlock Black Oak Casino, Tuolumne Rivets Grill, Modesto The Brave Bull, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Intrinsic Elements Modesto 11th Street, Modesto 212 West F St, Oakdale Yogurt Station, Oakdale Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto West Side Theatre, Newman Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Oakdale Bike Shop CR2 Bar & Billiards, Modesto The Boardroom, Modesto Stanislaus State, Turlock Crocodiles Nightclub Bob Hope Theater, Stockton Modesto Public Library MJC West Cruisers Gas, Kiernan, Modesto Deva Cafe, J St, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Downtown Ceres Surla’s, Modesto Davis Park, Modesto Prospect Theater, Modesto Ralston’s Goat, Modesto McHenry Event Center, Modesto Eagles Hall, Modesto CBS, Modesto Redwood Cafe, Modesto Ralston’s Goat, Modesto McHenry Mansion, Modesto Queen Bean, Modesto Gallo Center for the Arts Denny’s, McHenry, Modesto Stanislaus State, Turlock Crocodile’s, Modesto VFW Hall, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Gallo Center for the Arts P. Wexford’s, Modesto Sutter Gould, McHenry, Modesto Urbano Bistro, Modesto Shooters Pub, Modesto Riverbank Public Library 200 W. Roseburg, Modesto Patterson Public Library Modesto Public Library Ceres Public Library Queen Bean, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Riverbank Public Library Tiki Lounge, Modesto St Stan’s, Modesto

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Have fun and be Safe! • Please Designate a Driver Forever Young Dance Club Golden Valley Chorus Johnny & Kelly Lynne Knight Mattea Overstreet Name That Tune Open Mic Poetry Gillian Wegener Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Successful Thinkers Network Mtg Tango Lessons Tiki Tuesday Toastmaster Supper Club Trivia Tuesday Turlock Seniors Dance Wiggle Worms May 9th 80s night/DJ Gully Alex & the List Apocalyptica Black Sheep Ink Art Class Creole Jazz Kings Free QiGong Class Girls Who Code Horseshoe tournament In One Accord Josh Rosenblum Band Karaoke Wednesdays Karaoke with DJ Mark Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Lunch Hour Meditation McHenry Mansion Tea Sampling Neil Buettner Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Riverbank Golden Ages Stanislaus County Coin Club Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong Wiggle Worm Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms Wine Down Wednesday May 10th Alex & the List Art Around Town Bonnie & The Boys Out Back California Audio Project Casanova’s Night Club College Night David Dow and friends jam Farmer’s Market Farms & Fields Healthy Eating Class Johnny & Kelly Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Lion’s Club Crabfeed Live Music Museum & History Center Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Remedy Sandy Maule Senior Day Dance Spanish Story Time Stiches of Love Project May 11th Acoustic Music Andre Nickatina Beer,Wine, Food Celebreation Bringing Veterans Together Cartoon Chaos Caberet Clybourne Park DJ Invisible DJ Tease EDM Revolution Hughson Senior Dance & Potluck Johnny & Kelly Josh Rosenblum Band Karaoke with DJ Mark Kid’s Program Lean on Pete Live Music Monster Trucks MSO John Williams Music in the Plaza Neil Buettner Patty Castillo & Tim Allen Pirates Fest

Modesto Senior Center Mancini Hall, Modesto Rivets Modesto Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto Bauhaus, Modesto Twisted Pig, Modesto Ralston’s Goat, Modesto Barkin Dog Grill Modesto Patterson Public Libary Waterford Public Library Ceres Public Library Oakdale Public Library Modesto Public Library Round Table, McHenry Modesto Urbano Bistro, Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Denny’s McHenry Modesto P. Wexford’s, Modesto 11914 Cahill St, Turlock Modesto Public Library Boardroom, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Gallo Center for the Arts Queen Bean, Modesto Shooter’s Pub & Grill NTouch, Modesto Salida Public Library Shively’s Bar, Oakdale Strings, Turlock Redwood Café, Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto The Bayou Grill, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Intrinsic Elements, Modesto McHenry Mansion Gift Shop P. Wexfords Modesto Newman Public Library Empire Public Library Keyes Public Library 3600Santa Fe St, Riverbank Denny’s McHenry, Modesto First United Methodist, Modesto Oakdale Public Library Turlock Public Library Salida Public Library Redwood Café, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Downtown, Turlock Modesto Vet Center Modesto Sound, Modesto Crocodile’s, Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto Modesto Library Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock Kaiser Bangs Ave, Modesto P. Wexford’s, Modesto Kaiser Dale Rd, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto St Joseph’s Church, Modesto Surla’s, Moesto 212 West F St, Oakdale Turlock Public Library Salida Public Library Hughson Public Library Black Oak Casino, Tuolumne The Fruit Yard, Modesto Stanislaus Veterans Center Modesto Public Library 4300 Dale Road, Modesto Queen Bean, Modesto Palladium, Modesto MJC West Stanislaus Veterans Center Brave Bull, Modesto Prospect Theater, Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Boardroom, Modesto Shooters Pub, Modesto 2307 Fourth St, Hughson Rivets, Modesto P Wexford’s Pub, Modesto The Bayou Grill, Modesto MJC, West Science Center State Theatre, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Stanislaus County Fairgrounds Gallo Center for the Arts 10th Street Plaza, Modesto SpeakEasy Lounge, Modesto Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto MJC West Campus

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Preschool Story Time Rockin Down the Hiway Scotty McCreery Snow White Teens Rockin’ Jump The Assassin’s Code The Death of Stalin The Vie The Weekend Dance Party Thunder Road VFW Friday Night Dinners May 12th 17Ten,Nothing But Losers 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Angel’s Camp Song Posse Art Walk Sonora B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Bilingual Story Time Bill Cliftons Chicken & Whiskey Band Celebration of Life Chilled Out Saturdays Choose Live 5K Walk & Run Clybourne Park CWB Creations DJ Invisible Family Cycling Festival Farmer’s Market Folk Dancing Lessons Josh Rosenblum Band Live Music MCW Band Metaphysical Faire Mom-edy Night Motherhood Empowerment Mother’s Day Tea MSYO Finale Museum & History Center Pink Floyd Experience Rattlecan Ride for Mom Rockin’ Saturdays Saturday Easy D Ride SaturDaze Hip Hop Secret Saturdays Sexy Saturdays Snow White Spring Fundraiser The Assassin’s Code The Freshmakers The Weekend Dance Party Uke Jamz USA Dance Chapter May 13th 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 40’s Big Band Acoustic Live Music Aurdra McDonald Camellia Society Meeting Champagne Brunch Buffet Clybourne Park Columbia Old Time Jam FOE Breakfast Josh Rosenblum Manteca Senior Dance Queen Bean Open Mic Night Seniors Club Breakfast Sip & Shop Snow White The Assassin’s Code The Big Mix USA Dance Ballroom Dancing VFW Breakfast Williemon May 14th Blue Monday with Eric Bensen Creative Clay Art Class Josh Rosenblum Open Mic Overreaters Anonymous Paint Night Poker Night Preschool Story Time The Assassin’s Code Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms May 15th Acoustic Jam Anthony K Comedy Night Bilingual Story Time Caregiver Coffee Break Forever Young Dance Club Geneological Society Golden Valley Chorus

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Art in the Key Of Music!           Art covered pianos will soon be spotted in various locations around downtown. Free to play and hopefully piano players will step up and try them. The first piano will appear in 10th St Plaza on Star Wars Day, May 4th and will feature a Star Wars theme.  This piano will remain in 10th St Plaza on the stage.  Stay tuned for more info as this rolls out.  For more info and to donate a piano or host a location, please email info@ modestoview.com so we can connect you.  Come out to the plaza on May the 4th and watch legendary air brush artist Tom Nye paint the Star Wars scene.

Modesto View Wins Gold MarCom Creative Awards!

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

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Ha Sauce Delight Johnny & Kelly Maks, Val & Peta Name That Tune Open Mic Parenting Seminar Poetry Gillian Wegener Poorhouse Millionaires Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Successful Thinkers Mtg Tango Lessons The Assassin’s Code Tiki Tuesday Toastmaster Supper Club Trivia Tuesday Turlock Seniors Dance Wiggle Worms May 16th 80s night/DJ Gully Arranging Jazz Big Earl’s Blues Jam Black Sheep Ink Art Class Clybourne Park Creole Jazz Kings Fast Times & Ridgemont High Free QiGong Class Horseshoe tournament In One Accord Josh Rosenblum Band Karaoke Wednesdays Karaoke with DJ Mark Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Neil Buettner Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Riverbank Golden Ages The Assassin’s Code The Fun Show Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong Wiggle Worm Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms Wine Down Wednesday May 17th Amgen Tour Bike to Work Bonnie & The Boys Out Back California Audio Project Casanova’s Night Club College Night Comedy Night David Dow and Friends Jam Farmer’s Market Green Team Meeting Johnny & Kelly Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Live Music Make Dreams Real NN & The Control/Tea Museum & History Center Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Sandy Maule Senior Day Dance Spanish Story Time Stompbox The Assassin’s Code The Rhythm Section Third Thursday Art Walk Vintage Faire Mall Kids Club Women of Love Ministries May 18th Acoustic Music Backyard Bookworms Bringing Veterans Together Clybourne Park DJ Invisible DJ Tease EDM Revolution El Vampiro Friday Night Out Golden State Pinball Fest Grizzly Goat Irish Cultural Society Johnny & Kelly Josh Rosenblum Band Karaoke with DJ Mark Kid’s Program

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Live Music Music in the Plaza Neil Buettner Preschool Story Time RBG Teens Rockin’ Jump The Rider The Vie The Weekend Dance Party Thunder Road Tim Lachuga VFW Friday Night Dinners Walter Trout & Eric Gales Weird Al Yankovic World of Laughs May 19th 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Angel’s Camp Song Posse Arm Forces Appreciation B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Bilingual Story Time Brides Pub Crawl Celtic Woman Chilled Out Saturdays Clybourne Park Country Rock & Hops Crown & Cases Pageant Dead Horse Trauma DJ Invisible Drum Circle Farmer’s Market Folk Dancing Lessons Gary Gervase Band Golden State Pinball Fest Josh Rosenblum Band Live Music Much Ado About Nothing Museum & History Center Pavlo Relay for Life Rockin’ Saturdays Saturday Easy D Ride Secret Saturdays Sexy Saturdays Shane/Hall & Mel Parsons Super Trouper-ABBA The Weekend Dance Party Vintage at the Yard May 20th 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Acoustic Live Music Andrew Durr Champagne Brunch Buffet Clybourne Park Cowgirl Fashion Show EuroSunday Car Club FOE Breakfast Golden State Pinball Fest In a Lonely Place Modesto Jazz Society Jam Open Mic Night Poetry Awards Porchfest Seniors Club Breakfast Shad Harris Stanislaus Humanist’s Coffee Talento Vivo en el Valle The Big Mix VFW Breakfast May 21st Josh Rosenblum Open Mic Much Ado About Nothing Omelete Breakfast Overreaters Anonymous Paint Night Poker Night Preschool Story Time ToastMasters Meeting Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms May 22nd Acoustic Jam Bilingual Story Time Bingo Forever Young Dance Club Golden Valley Chorus Johnny & Kelly Mattea Overstreet Name That Tune Open Mic Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Successful Thinkers Mtg

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Tango Lessons Tiki Tuesday Toastmaster Supper Club Trivia Tuesday Turlock Seniors Dance Wiggle Worms May 23rd 80s night/DJ Gully Black Sheep Ink Art Class Creole Jazz Kings Free QiGong Class Horseshoe tournament In One Accord Josh Rosenblum Band Karaoke Wednesdays Karaoke with DJ Mark Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Lunch Hour Meditation Neil Buettner Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Riverbank Golden Ages Stanislaus County Coin Club Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong Wiggle Worm Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms Wine Down Wednesday May 24th Bonnie & The Boys Out Back California Audio Project Casanova’s Night Club College Night David Dow and Friends Jam Farmer’s Market Johnny & Kelly Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Live Music Museum & History Center Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Sandy Maule Senior Day Dance Spanish Story Time The Grateful Band May 25th Acoustic Music Animal Talk kids program Bed Heads, Salerosa Bringing Veterans Together Cirque Matisse DJ Invisible DJ Tease EDM Revolution Fair Food Friday Fallrisk Johnny & Kelly Josh Rosenblum Band Justin Moore Karaoke with DJ Mark Kid’s Program Live Band Karaoke Live Music Memorial Cruise Night Music in the Plaza Neil Buettner Preschool Story Time Roy Orbison Returns Stanislaus Humanists Karaoke Teens Rockin’ Jump The Vie The Weekend Dance Party Thunder Road VFW Friday Night Dinners May 26th Zydeco Dance Party 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Angel’s Camp Song Posse B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Bilingual Story Time Bourbon Street Blues Chilled Out Saturdays DJ Invisible Farmer’s Market Folk Dancing Lessons Gotcha Covered Jamay Musical Josh Rosenblum Band Live Music MCW Band Modesto Memorial Classic Museum & History Center Overdrive Summer Bash Rockin’ Saturdays

Urbano Bistro, Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Denny’s McHenry Modesto P. Wexford’s, Modesto 11914 Cahill St, Turlock Modesto Public Library Boardroom, Modesto Queen Bean, Modesto Shooter’s Pub, Modesto NTouch, Modesto Shively’s Bar, Oakdale Strings, Turlock Redwood Café, Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto The Bayou Grill, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Intrinsic Elements, Modesto P. Wexfords Modesto Newman Public Library Empire Public Library Keyes Public Library 3600Santa Fe St, Riverbank Denny’s McHenry, Modesto First United Methodist, Modesto Oakdale Public Library Salida Public Library Turlock Public Library Redwood Café, Modesto Modesto Vet Center Modesto Sound, Modesto Crocodile’s, Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto Modesto Public Library P. Wexford’s, Modesto Kaiser Dale Rd, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Surla’s, Moesto 212 West F Street, Oakdale Turlock Public Library Salida Public Library Hughson Public Library The Fruit Yard, Modesto Stanislaus Veterans Center Modesto Public Library Columbia Nursery, Sonora Queen Bean, Modesto Great Valley Museum The Other Place, Modesto Stanislaus Veterans Center Brave Bull, Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Boardroom, Modesto Shooters Pub, Modesto Stanislaus Veterans Center Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto Rivets Modesto P Wexford’s Pub, Modesto Black Oak Casino, Tuolumne The Bayou Grill, Modesto MJC, West, Science Center Yosemite Lanes, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Regal Cinemas, Modesto 10th Street Plaza, Modesto SpeakEasy Lounge, Modesto Denair Public Library State Theatre, Modesto Torii’s, Modesto Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Urbano Bistro, Modesto Crocodiles, Modesto The Tilted Turtle, Modesto VFW Hall, Modesto Eagles Hall Modesto Chevron, Kansas, Modesto Rite Aid, Pelandale, Modesto Angels Camp Oakdale Bicycle Shop Modesto Public Library Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto Shooters Pub, Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Modesto Public Library Carnegie Arts Center. Turlock Donoby’s, Modesto Urbano Bistro, Modesto Rivets Grill, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock SURLAS’s, Modesto Tuolumne Park, Modesto 212 West F Street, Oakdale Modesto Centre Plaza Rockin’ Jump, Modesto

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CALENDAR Rodney Atkins Saturday Easy D Ride Secret Saturdays Sexy Saturdays The Weekend Dance Party May 27th 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Acoustic Live Music Champagne Brunch Buffet FOE Breakfast Gary Gervase & Kickstart Hughson Senior Dance & Potluck Manteca Senior Dance Queen Bean Open Mic Night Seniors Club Breakfast Stanislaus Humanists Brunch The Big Mix The Grateful Band The Olate Dogs VFW Breakfast May 28th Acoustic Open Mic Josh Rosenblum Open Mic Overreaters Anonymous Paint Night Poker Night Preschool Story Time The Grave Aesthtic/I Artifact Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms May 29th Acoustic Jam Bilingual Story Time Forever Young Dance Club Golden Valley Chorus Johnny & Kelly Name That Tune Open Mic at the Goat Poorhouse Millionaires Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Successful Thinkers Mtg Tango Lessons Tiki Tuesday Toastmaster Supper Club Trivia Tuesday Turlock Seniors Dance Wiggle Worms May 30th 80s night/DJ Gully Black Sheep Ink Art Class Creole Jazz Kings Fly Fishing Film Tour Free QiGong Class Horseshoe tournament In One Accord Josh Rosenblum Band Karaoke Wednesdays Karaoke with DJ Mark Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Neil Buettner Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Riverbank Golden Ages Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong Walk the Stage Wiggle Worm Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms Wine Down Wednesday May 31st Bonnie & The Boys Out Back California Audio Project Casanova’s Night Club College Night David Dow and Friends Jam Farmer’s Market Johnny & Kelly Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Live Music Museum & History Center Paula Poundstone Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Sandy Maule Senior Day Dance Spanish Story Time Valley Lighter

Gallo Center for the Arts Oakdale Bike Shop CR2 Bar & Billiards, Modesto The Boardroom, Modesto Crocodiles Nightclub Cruisers Gas, Kiernan, Modesto Deva Cafe, Modesto Surla’s, Modesto Eagles Hall, Modesto Ralston’s Goat, Modesto 2307 Fourth St, Hughson 295 Cherry Lane, Manteca Queen Bean, Modesto Denny’s, McHenry, Modesto Panera Bread, Turlock Crocodile’s, Modesto Columbia Nursery, Sonora State Theatre, Modesto VFW Hall, Modesto The Boardroom, Modesto P. Wexford’s, Modesto Sutter Gould, McHenry, Modesto Urbano Bistro, Modesto Shooters Pub, Modesto Riverbank Public Library The Other Place, Modesto Patterson Public Library Modesto Public Library Ceres Public Library Queen Bean, Modesto Riverbank Public Library Modesto Senior Center Mancini Hall, Modesto Rivets Modesto Twisted Pig, Modesto Ralston’s Goat, Modesto Bauhaus, Modesto Waterford Public Library Patterson Public Libary Ceres Public Library Oakdale Public Library Modesto Public Library Round Table, McHenry Modesto Urbano Bistro, Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry, Modesto P. Wexford’s, Modesto 11914 Cahill St, Turlock Modesto Public Library Boardroom, Modesto Queen Bean, Modesto Shooter’s Pub & Grill State Theatre, Modesto NTouch, Modesto Shively’s Bar, Oakdale Strings, Turlock Redwood Café, Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto The Bayou Grill, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto P. Wexfords Modesto Newman Public Library Empire Public Library Keyes Public Library 3600Santa Fe St, Riverbank First United Church, Modesto Gallo Center For the Arts Oakdale Public Library Turlock Public Library Salida Public Library Redwood Café, Modesto Modesto Vet Center Modesto Sound, Modesto Crocodile’s, Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto Modesto Library P. Wexford’s, Modesto Kaiser Dale Rd, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Surla’s, Moesto 212 West F St, Oakdale The State Theatre, Modesto Turlock Public Library Salida Public Library Hughson Public Library The Fruit Yard, Modesto Stanislaus Veterans Center Modesto Public Library Nino’s Place, Modesto

MAY BLUES 2018 3rd Thursday Night Supper Club with the Poorhouse Millionaires and Friends at Ralston’s Goat 3rd Jeramy Norris and the Dangerous Mood at Garlic Brothers in Stockton 5th Dennis Jones at the Torch Club in Sacramento 5th Jeramy Norris and the Dangerous Mood at Hotel Ledger in Moke Hill 5th Shad Harris at Ralston’s Goat 2:30pm 6th Lydia Pense and Cold Blood at Moe’s Alley in Santa Cruz 10th Jeramy Norris and the Dangerous Mood at Garlic Brothers in Stockton 11th Poorhouse Millionaires on the 10th St. Plaza, Modesto 7-9pm 12th Bill Clifton’s Chicken & Whiskey Band at Barkin’ Dog 12th Big Earl and the Cryin’ Shame at the Torch Club in Sacramento 16th Big Earl’s Blues Jam at St. Stan’s Brewing Company in Modesto 17th Jeramy Norris and the Dangerous Mood at Garlic Brothers in Stockton 18th Walter Trout and Eric Gales at the Grand Theater in Tracy 19th Marc Chauvette Band at Moore’s Riverboat Islton 19th Gary Gervase & Kickstart Blues Band at Barkin’ Dog 24th Jeramy Norris and the Dangerous Mood at Garlic Brothers in Stockton 26th Bourbon Street Blues Band at Barkin’ Dog 27th Gary Gervase & Kickstart Blues Band at Pine Mountain Lake 28th Poorhouse Millionaires at the Pick and Gather Fest in Livingston 31st Gary Gervase & Kickstart Blues Band at Hughson Farmers Market 5:30-7:30 31st Jeramy Norris and the Dangerous Mood at Garlic Brothers in Stockton

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GO DOWTOWN MODESTO

Open Early!

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

Open Late!

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

Parking

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

Try a Cab - It’s getting easier to catch a cab, both to downtown and home from downtown. Why deal with driving and parking? Take the easy way...

GO DOWNTOWN MODESTO! Art Time and Sip Wine Paint Venue by Brandilyn Brown Sipping a glass of wine and simultaneously smearing paint around on a blank canvas seems to be all the rage right now, and the ViewCrew, who enjoy trying new things and staying on top of what’s new and hot, got together to do just that at the fairly new Art Time & Sip Wine Studios. We knew they allowed outside food and snacks, so we brought in some lumpia and lettuce wraps from Surla’s on 12th Street. It was perfect to pair with the wines they keep in stock (such as Dark Horse and Barefoot), and in case you are not a fan of wine, never fear: they have some good beers on tap like 805 and Stella Artois. Our teacher, Sergio Soto, made the experience even more fun! He taught us how to draw the famous Modesto Arch, with fireworks in the background. He was patient when we made “additions” to our paintings like Death Stars or Pokemon , encouraging us to explore ourselves and create our perfect downtown Modesto scene, which could include anything we wanted. We also got to meet their other teachers, Vanessa Hadady and Alex Walker. You are guaranteed to enjoy your paint night with any of the teachers on staff! This is Modesto’s first exclusive paint and sip venue, though there have been several non-studios that have hosted such events before. Susan Wagoner opened the studio in January of 2017 and quickly embraced the hoppin’ downtown culture. Susan was a bartender before she became a junior high school teacher, and now she has combined both skill sets and created a lovely atmosphere for patrons to enjoy and explore their inner artist. The studio hosts poetry nights frequently, and is open during the monthly Third Thursday Art Walk. So check them out the next time you are planning a birthday excursion, retirement party, bridal shower-any event that brings friends, art and WINE together! 920 16th St Suite A, Modesto, CA 95354 • 209-777-0129 www.arttimeandsipwinestudios.com

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Music in the Plaza is packed full of great local performers. We kick things on the 4th with Lodge Pole Pickers playing your favorite songs from the 60 and 70’s. May 11th join Big Earl & the Poorhouse Millionaires performing some of the best blues and Americana music anywhere. On the 18th come down and celebrate Mexican Heritage with Texas Funk as they play Tejana, Cumbia and Oldies. Ending the first month on the 25th is a local favorite, A La Lune playing their own brand of upbeat horn drivin’ Reggae music.  Remember every Friday until the end of September is Music in the Plaza.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 30TH THE STATE THEATER

1307 J ST. MODESTO,CA

DOORS OPEN-5:15PM / FILM STARTS–6:30 TICKETS AVAILABLE IN ADVANCE AT F3T WEBSITE / FLYFILMTOUR .COM, OR CAN BE PURCHASED AT THE THEATER DOORS. VETERANS AND FIRST RESPONDERS GET IN FREE WITH PROPER ID

“LOADS OF RAFFLE PRIZES”

A BENEFIT FOR :

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

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JOIN US IN

17th Community Hospice Foundation

Congratulating

ANNUAL GALA

our 17th Annual Community Hospice Foundation Gala

5:00 p.m. Cocktail and Hors D’oeuvres Reception • 7:00 p.m. Dinner Seating is Limited • Reservations: $150 Per Person

AWARD RECIPIENTS

JOIN OUR SPONSORS!

Julio and Aileen Gallo Leadership Award

CLAUDIA & MICK KRAUSNICK

John and June Rogers Philanthropic Award

MARY ANN WOOD

May 19, 2018

E & J Gallo Winery Doctors Medical Center • Michael Lara Farms Dr. Gina Quaid and Patrick Blum Sutter Health Valley Area • Judy and Wilmar Jensen Col. John and Mrs. June Rogers 5 Minute Car Wash–Mike Fenley • Allcare • Atherton & Associates, LLP • Berliner Cohen, LLP • Central Valley Automotive Kim and Mike Eger • Express Employment • Family Health Care Medical Group of Modesto Gregory M. Helbig M.D., Inc. • Grimbleby Coleman • Dr. Wes and Mrs. Heidi Kenzie Law Offices of Arata, Swingle, Van Egmond & Goodwin • Mary Lyons / Mapes Ranch • Modesto Toyota MTC Distributing • Mutual of America • Optum • Nancy and Larry Podolski • Dr. Michael Rossini Dr. Edward Stanford and Ms. Trinda Nelson • Strategic Legal Group – Alan Eighmey, Esq. • Technical Electric TMI Agency • Tri-Counties Bank • TSM Insurance–Guy Miligi • United Capital • Mary Ann Wood Blue Line Rental • Bethel Retirement • Cogdill and Associates • Gary Ervin • F & M Bank • Janice Lucero/JAFRA Cosmetics Kemper CPA Group, LLP • Mel Bradley Electric • Claudia and Mick Krausnick • Oak Valley Community Bank • Peggy and Tom O’Donnell Jennifer and David Sanguinetti • Joan and Ray Simon • Stacie’s Chalet - Modesto • Valley First Credit Union • The Wine Group American Chevrolet • Gordena and Jack Doering • Jennifer and Tracy Dunn • Roni and Jim Edgmon • Karen and David Ethier First Choice Medical Supply • Sandy and J.D. Grothe • JM Equipment • JS West & Company • Dr. and Mrs. Kevin Knobel • Sally and Charley Lindberg Marsh & McLennan Agency • McHenry Bowl • Modesto Junk Co. • Robert Nuccio Jeweler • Monica and Sam Ojcius • Supreme Lending Teresa Scott and Family • Meryl Snider • USI Insurance • Valley Farm Management, Inc. • Grace and Tom Van Groningen

A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR HOSTS JESSICA AND GREG COLEMAN

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR RESERVATIONS VISIT GIVE.HOSPICEHEART.ORG OR CALL 209.578.6370

Our Sincere Thanks

Harold A. Peterson III Heart of Hospice Award

PAT SAUNDERS

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To our many sponsors, donors, guests, Board members, Friends of Community Hospice and volunteers. Your generosity enables Community Hospice to provide care to terminally ill patients and their families regardless of their ability to pay. Sponsorships are available.

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