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May 11- Ride for Mom – Johansen Stadium May 11– Gala In Graceada – Graceada Park May 19 – Porchfest - College, LaLoma & Downtown Neighborhoods May 8  - Willie Nelson – The Fruityard Amphitheatre May 3 & 5 -  Carmen – Opera Modesto  - Gallo Center May 18& 19  - Secret Garden – Central West Ballet – Gallo Center May 10 & 11 – Stravinsky Rite of Spring and MYSO Finale – Gallo Center May 11 – Zep Live -  Led Zeppelin Concert Experience – State Theatre May – 34&5 – That’s Entertainment -  West Side Theatre May 18 – Oakdale Chocolate Festival – Downtown Oakdale     Coming soon -  June 1 – Graffiti Summer season with The Platters – Gallo Center

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Mom, Bikes, Porches, Parks and the Force!

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order. I want to tell all of my friends and colleagues thank you for taking my calls, answering my emails when I repeatedly ask you to donate to the causes and organizations that need our help.  I truly thank you and appreciate your generosity. We walked a mile in high heel shoes for Haven Women’s Center and raised nearly $3,000.  Thank you. Thanks also to all that donated to the Gallo Center for Arts Madness.  Just when you thought it was over, this month I will be calling to help raise funds for the East LaLoma Park Playground and for the 100th Season of MoBand and something really big coming up.  Thank you in advance for taking my calls and supporting these efforts.  We are really trying to do some good things for our community that really make a difference and your help is so valuable.  It is great to live in a place like Modesto where we can really get involved and make a difference.      Every month seems to have a special theme, but May is really about the variety.  The weather is nice, it’s not so warm yet and that means that it is really nice for everything.   If you haven’t dusted off your bicycle, you need to do it as there are bike paths to ride, Sunday Funday brunches,

Modesto’s GOAT? By Chris Murphy I was chatting with Stanislaus County’s PR Ace Amy Vickery and Modesto’s Chief of Police Galen Carroll at Love Modesto and we got to talking about GOATS.   What kind of goats you ask?  Well, as you may know, Modesto’s original slogan, before Water, Wealth, Contentment, Heath was “Nobody’s Got Modesto’s Goat”.  Cooler heads prevailed and the words that adorn our Arch today were chosen, but this brings another subject to light.  What is Modesto’s official animal?  Should it be the humble Goat? Moreover, what if we really embrace Modesto’s Goat in the many ways we can, including G.O.A.T., Greatest Of All Time.  Who are Modesto’s greatest?   Who is our

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Bike to Work days, family cycling festivals and you can get your spandex on for Ride for Mom so you can enjoy a Mother’s Day Brunch. We even have Modesto’s first bicycle show too. If you miss the Amgen races in Modesto like I do, you can take in the Modesto Criterium on May 19 and get your fill of high-speed excitement downtown. Our house will be hosting 5 bands for Porchfest on May 19, so hope you ride by and enjoy, we will have lots of bike parking. But no matter what you do, get up, get going and enjoy this nice flat terrain that we call home.  You will feel so much better.  But what really gets me going are the things make Modesto and our area better and different.  How do we improve the places, things and processes that make us great, not just good?  One of our Hall of Fame events is MoBand Concerts in the Park that brings thousands together each week and the many events that happen in our parks, from Gala in Graceada to a weekend family birthday party.  These things are why we are taking a look at our area parks, the places we gather, recreate, relax, play and meet our neighbors.  There are some really good parks and there are some that need our help.  Whether you are 5, 50 or 90, good parks are a sign of a Hall of Fame? Modesto High has their Hall Of Fame, we have the Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, so why not a new walk of fame, featuring Modesto’s Greatest of All Time right down the sidewalk of 10th St.  Who would be in this group?   What do you think?  On top of that, should we embrace our inner goat and make it a city mascot?  Every organization seems to have a mascot, why not Modesto?  Let me know what you think at chrism@modestoview.com

healthy community and connection. There are so many issues, and there are some big park projects on deck in Graceada and East LaLoma, but there is much more we can do.  Check out our BigView to get an overview and please let’s have a conversation how we make things better.  I would love to hear from you to keep this on the front burner.    Thank you to all of our friends, family, public servants and local business that make Modesto a vibrant and good place to live.  Every city has it’s issues, but it is how we stand tall on the future direction that makes us different.  We are, the Home of Star Wars so celebrate on May 4th, we are the Home of American Graffiti so get ready for Graffiti Summer. Hope to see you out and about. #modestousa #gloriousmodesto #modestoGOAT With gratitude and wishing my mom a happy Mother’s day , Chris Murphy Publisher and Founder, ModestoView chrism@modestoview.com

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Modesto has that cool real town feeling that was so evident in the old paintings of Norman Rockwell. At the same time Star Wars, created by Modesto’s own George Lucas, has basically taken over the world, that becomes our new Americana, or as we prefer our ModestoCana.  The super talented MJ Mangano has blended these two cultures into our own special home town feeling as a little Stormtrooper gets some help from Darth Vader in a nod to Rockwell’s classic Saturday Evening Post cover. #homeofstarwars #homeofgeorgelucas

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MOBAND VIEW By Chris Murphy Publisher Information MoBand PUBLISHER Chris Murphy chrism@modestoview.com SALES AND ADVERTISING Advertising@modestoview.com Managing Editor Middagh Goodwin DESIGN, LAYOUT, & ART PGrimaldi, Creative Art Director / Designer Peter Grimaldi pete@pgrimaldicreative.com Photo Director Michael J. Mangano Office Adminstration Brandilyn Brown SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGERS Madison Murphy – Adobe Specialist Abbey Murphy – Correspondent Russ Allsup - Correspondent Brandon Brush - Correspondent CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Jim Christiansen Aaron Rowan Kaye Osborn Jennifer Allsup Middagh Goodwin Efren Martinez Felicia Alemen Patty Castillo Davis Sofia Johnson Sam Pierstroff Earl Mathews Mary Layton Monica Barber Brandilyn Brown Stan C. Countz Tasha Williams Jessica L. Sule Mick V. Rubalcava

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amazing summer Thursday nights with MoBand and 3,000 of your friends in the Mancini Bowl bandshell at Graceada park, with food, drink, wine, and fun sounds have made the perfect evening; a hall of fame slice of Modestocana. This 100-year season begins with a MoBand 100 Year Birthday party at the McHenry Museum on May 30.  This will be a beautiful evening as the ribbon is cut on the 100 Years of MoBand history exhibit at the Museum that will be on display through the middle of July.      June and July in Modesto’s Graceada Park, enjoy the sights and sounds of the 100th Year Modesto Band of Stanislaus County’s Concerts in the Park. 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.  Plan your summer around this and invite your friends to truly experience Modesto.  

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Start planning your “Centennial Summer” schedule. Concerts are 8 – 10pm in Graceada Park.  Don’t forget to bring a blanket and picnic.   www.moband.org   June 6 - Graffiti Love June 13 - Then and Now June 20 - Beach Party June 27 - Rock of Ages July 3 - Patriotic Spectacular (special Wednesday show) July 10 - Centennial Celebration

Memorial Day is celebrated on May 27th Memorial Day is celebrated on May 27.

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. Lakewood Memorial Park and Funeral Home - 1 pm 900 Santa Fe Ave Hughson Ca. 95326 Special Guests: MG Robert Hipwell and Sheriff Jeff Dirkse, West Point Graduate:  Music provided by The 191st Army Band, “Band of the Wild West”, There will be a short Readers Theatre presentation and wreath laying by American

Legion and VFW Auxiliaries. The California State Honor Guard Ceremonial Team will fire a 21 gun salute.  Master of Ceremonies is Wes Page Other Memorial Day Observances: Memorial Classic May 25th Tuolumne Regional Park Armed Forces Appreciation at Mitchell Harley May 19th 9-5 Memorial Weekend Cruise Night Regal Theatre May 25th Salute Our Heroes Riverbank May 27th 55th Annual Avenue of Flags at Turlock Memorial Park May 27th

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studio gallery Dragonfly Art for Life. Hope we see more coverage from the Sacramento broadcasters.  New art collaborations with Modesto Opera, the Mistlin Gallery Cabaret Series, Red-Tie Arts, Modesto Unplugged sure to get us some more air time. June 1 and 2, I’ll be down with Art and Music in Livingston for the annual Riverdance Farms Pick and Gather.  Interested vendors, artisans, and artists, we have room on the ranch if you’d like to join us.  Check in with Cindy at riverdancefarms@gmail. com and the web site www.riverdancefarms.com  Always a great weekend by the Merced River, short drive from Modesto, and U-Pick organic blueberries and cherries, all ages event.

May the Fourth be with you. By Jim Christiansen Reminder George Lucas Star Wars started

a whole trend in popular sci-fi art. Check out any cos-play event, comic con, and see where that fits in.  May blooms with art events all over the area, and plenty of workshops and classes local and regional.  Check the schedules at Mistlin Gallery, Tri-Chromatic Gallery, Chartreuse Muse, Dragonfly Art for Life close to home, but venture out and see what else offered in Turlock at Carnegie Art Center, the Bothwell Center for the Arts in Livermore, Lodi Art Association, Merced Multi-cultural center in downtown Merced.  And something new, the Un-workshop Open studio time happens Fridays from 5 to 8 pm at Mistlin Gallery.  Bring your art supplies and go free form in the studio in a social setting.  Intended artists 18 and over, FREE. May 9th, drop in 6 to 11 pm at Copper Rhino 2 featuring artists from the Central Valley Artist Facebook group, an interesting group of artists including the talented Linda Knoll. Worth a look and a chance to see local art branch out of downtown.  A lot of crafter and artisan events start happening in May and continue through summer.  I saw quite a few arts vendors at Earth Day in Graceada Park, and sure to see more at Graffiti Summer events and DoMo Market.  Nice to see a booth from Harmony Enterprises, the Tie Dye iconic Modesto art business since 1979, May 12th Carnegie Art Center artisan market Sunday May 12, noon to 4 pm, showcasing local artists, artisans and crafters. I mentioned the Shire Community Space started their 2019 fundraising push last month. Shire reports their private show a success starting their crowdfunding campaign for their next construction phase.  Tri-Chromatic Gallery has a subscription push to their Patron page. Dana Koster has officially joined as a partner in the

group. Writer’s Studio comes up May 10, featuring Eva Hagberg Fisher. Read Tri-Chromatic Patreon write up to on goals and plans for expansion. www.patreon. com/trichromaticgallery Flowers and Still life featured show at Mistlin Gallery this month.  Cyndy Davis is featured artist at Barkin Dog.  Remember to come out Third Thursday for Art Walk.  Still Smoking, Carolyn Huff Gallery, more on the map, and you will find 11th Street alive with Art and music on the corner at Preservation Coffee, and the singing bowls at Beads of Contentment. Good Day Sacramento gave us good coverage of Modesto Art Scene in April, featuring Chella as lead in to Stanislaus Artist Open Studio, followed by a profile of new

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In a bar not very far away, it is a period of civil wonkiness. Drunken vagrants have managed to steal secret plans to the Empire’s ultimate drinks. Pursued by sinister agents, you must get to your nearest cantina ASAP and drink these libations to restore freedom to the galaxy…or something like that. May the force be with you and sip on friends! Post pics of you with these drinks on Instagram and tag them #modestoview this month for your chance to win a ModestoView T-shirt!

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Since 1977, “May the Force be With You” has been part of the global lexicon.

This phrase, created by Modesto native George Lucas symbolizes the magic and influence of his epic film Star Wars, the follow-up film to his breakthrough American Graffiti. Just say “May the 4th Be With You” out loud and you will hear the pun that so many Star Wars fans worldwide have used to proclaim their love of the saga. “May the Force be with you” to all that celebrate Modesto’s bestknown citizen George Lucas’s beloved Star Wars story is the phrase that binds us all together and is a message of hope for all, like peace or shalom. On May 3rd, 2016 an official proclamation was made by the City Council making May the Fourth Star Wars Day in Modesto. Two years ago marked the 40th Anniversary of Star Wars: A New Hope and we celebrated big in the 10th Street Plaza. A new tradition was born and this year Star Wars Day looks to be bigger and better.  On Saturday, May 4th at 3 pm we descend on the 10th Street Plaza once again to celebrate all things Star Wars. We have invited all the Fan Clubs to join us the 501st, Mandalorian Mercs, Dark Empire, Astromech Builders and Rebel Legion. We have reached out to the NorCal Cosies and Central Valley Costumers to join us as well. We encourage you all to dress up as your favorite characters or just sport a Star Wars T-Shirt to show your love.  Once again the Lodge Pole(Jedi) Pickers and Beyer High School Band will be performing live and Laser Voodoo will be putting on a laser light show to thrill children of all ages. Fuzio, Ralston’s Goat and Graffiti-Dogs will be doing speciality themed food and drinks. Many of the restaurants and all the vendors will be donating a portion of sells to the Valley Children’s Hospital.  Along with all this, there will be a life-size X-Wing and other displays to take pictures in front of. When the sun goes down join in the lightsaber battle. Also this year there will be a 3 Foot Death Star Pinata(a nod to Revenge of the Fifth) filled with Star Wars stickers, toys and of course candy. Spread the word, bring your friends, your family, your kids and

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show case their talents at dance and music recitals. It is a time of celebration and graduation! Our community has many offerings in the performing arts regardless of age.  It is delightful to watch the Lakewood Sign Club, K-6, perform their show:  Lakewood Sign Club Salutes the Wild West.  Imagine signing and singing-it is quite a skill and visually pleasing! Here’s What’s Happening in our Neck of the Woods   Lakewood Sign Club Salutes the Wild West Fri., May 3: 1:30 PM and 6:30 PM Lakewood School 2920 Middleboro Place - Free  

Prospect Theater Project Sons of Prophet Fri., May 3- Sun., May 19 If to live is to suffer, then Joseph Douaihy is more alive than most. With unexplained chronic pain and the fate of his reeling family on his shoulders, Joseph’s health, sanity, and insurance premium are on the line. In an age when modern

By Kaye Osborn medicine has a cure for just about everything, SONS OF THE PROPHET is the funniest play about human suffering you’re likely to see. Tickets at www.prospecttheatreproject.org   The Taming Play-Reading Project Sun., May 26: 2 PM Prospect Theater Project   Gallo Center for the Arts Opera Modesto  – Carmen May 3 7:30 & 5 2 pm   The Secret Garden Central West Ballet Company Fri., May 18 & Sat., May 19 - 2 PM   Women & Matters of the Heart Opera Modesto Sun., May 26: 2 PM   West Side Theater: Newman Variety Show: That’s Entertainment Fri. May 3 & Sat. May 4: 7 PM. Sun., May 5: 3 PM  If you have a performing arts event, please let us know at events@modestoview.com

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By Chris Murphy You know the truth, every day is Mother’s

Day, but every May, we make sure to all be on our best behavior and make sure that our Moms are truly celebrated. This is a special time to remember how important our moms are.   Also, note, there are a lot of dads out there that are also moms to so many and we celebrate that.  Let’s make sure to take time, spend some time and effort celebrating the amazing people that are raising us.  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 hand made drawing.  Mother’s Day is May 12 this year.  

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 11 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

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Sunday, May 12th Here are some of the more elaborate Sunday Brunches to enjoy. You should get reservations 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  

Mother’s Day Tea

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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!  

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! 

The FruitYard

7848 Yosemite Blvd, Modesto. 209-577-0225 8:30am-3pm. Last year’s brunch item’s included 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. Many our other fave local restaurants will be featuring special Mother’s day brunch menus. Elk’s Lodge      Tresetti’s          Skewers            Galletto           Fuzio               Monsoon Indian  

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Modesto View Spring Restaurant Guide: Barkin’ Dog Grill

Skewers Kabob House

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

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

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The Tap Room Pub & Grub

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

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

Chefs of New York

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

Concetta

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

The Fox Pub

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

Fresh Fork Grill

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

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The Twisted Pig Bar & Grill Graffiti Dogs

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

Lula’s Neighborhood Grill

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

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

Piccadilly Deli & Sandwich Shop

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

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

Urbano California Bistro

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

Velvet Grill & Creamery

Monsoon Indian Restaurant & Banquet Hall

Ralston’s Goat

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

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

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

Papachino’s Greco-Roman Restaurant

Sabatino’s Ristorante

Verona’s Cucina Italiana

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

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Upbeat Italian cafe offering a menu of traditional fare, including breakfast in a cheerful space. Address: 421 McHenry Ave. Modesto - Phone # 576-7116

Delicious Italian cuisine in an elegant inviting atmosphere. Eat, drink and be merry. Address: 1700 McHenry Ave. Modesto - Phone # 549-8876

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“Music is the voice that tells us that the human race is greater than it knows.” - Napoleon Bonaparte.

Seven years this month. Hundreds of distinct musical acts showcased in intimate spaces from small recital rooms to art galleries to black-box theatres. Exotic instruments and languages quite possibly never heard in a live concert setting elsewhere in town. Modesto Unplugged has evolved and refined over the years but has never outgrown the qualities that make us unique among the downtown music circuit. While many local venues rely heavily on cover/tribute acts, or the same lineup of performers month after month, our primary mission is to bring new and fresh musical flavors to the table. Along the journey I’ve enjoyed opportunities to shape the programming of my favorite regular series and festivals both here and in the Bay Area; connect talent with venues on both sides of the Atlantic; run around the country on multiple mini-tours with fantastic songbirds; and enrich myself by attending countless

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events curated by friends and colleagues throughout the area.   My favorite fellow local presenters are Opera Modesto, Sunday Afternoons At CBS, and Red Tie Arts. Together, the four of us represent the leading edge of what I call the Resonant Renaissance. We’ve laid the foundation, now it’s up to you to do your part. Go beyond liking the idea of these unique cultural offerings, and embrace the reality. Seek them out in the synagogue, at the Mistlin Gallery, in the McHenry Museum, in the other out-of-

the-way places where the magic happens. Greater community engagement is the key to elevating our blossoming Renaissance to a higher level.   Modesto Unplugged’s big showcase this month is a Mother’s Day matinee concert which will introduce something different yet again to our programming. The String Revolution is a quartet of guitar virtuosos sharing a passion for many different musical styles, guitar techniques, and distinctive sounds. One of their players, Janet Robin, was named a “Top 50 Acoustic Guitarist” by Guitar Player Magazine in 2017 and has served as a touring guitarist with Lindsey Buckingham, Meredith Brooks, Air Supply and others. The String Revolution will appear Sunday 5/12 at 3 PM, at Moon & Sixpence Music And Art House, 500 9th St. between E & F. Admission is $20 and we’re offering a 2-for-1 deal if you bring your mama along for this captivating afternoon. Reserve your seats at modestounplugged@yahoo.com or 209-543-5306. Intimate performances. Infinite Playlist. MODESTO UNPLUGGED. www.modestounplugged.com.

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Friday & Saturday Night Live Music!

Porchfest is Coming! On May 19 beginning at noon, one of the hall of fame events happens that involves a great big piece of Modesto. Porchfest brings over 65 bands and musicians, more than 55 homes to welcome all comers to a giant city wide concert held on the porches of Modesto.  This is one of the best way to meet new friends and neighbors in all year long.  Grab your friends, your bikes, your picnics, and your maps and cruise Modesto’s LaLoma, College and Downtown neighborhoods and check out the great local music.  Please make sure you tip the bands and most importantly, have a blast.   The ModestoView Crew will be hosting a porch loaded with great bands from noon- 6 pm. You will enjoy Doug Robinett, Sticks & Stones, Patty Castillo Davis Band, Cloak & Swagger, a Beatles Tribute, and Third Party and Friends, with Bangarang a few houses down on Edgebrook Drive in LaLoma.  It will be so fun.  Learn more and plan your porches at www.modestoporchfest.com

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As we celebrate our 40 Year Anniversary we would like to thank our Gala Sponsors and all those who have supported the mission of Community Hospice throughout the years. AWARD RECIPIENTS

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INTER VIEW DeSha McCleod By Chris Murphy Death with dignity is probably something every one of us wishes for. Death is a certainty, but it comes to us in many ways. When death is caused by cancer or some aggressive disease, not only is it terrible for the patient, it can also one of the most difficult and stressful issues for family and friends. At some point, when you are out of options, compassionate end of life can be a salvation. Community Hospice means so much to so many. There are so many educational programs that can be helpful to any family and the more you learn about Hospice, the more important it is to our community. Founded in 1979, Community Hospice celebrates 40 years of caring this year.     Running Community Hospice, Inc., Community Hospice Foundation and CHI Management, Inc. is a complicated job. As the mission of Community Hospice is to deliver care, regardless of the ability to pay, outreach to the community is a constant activity and fundraising is endlessly required. The team at Community Hospice have created inventive ways to reach out to the community, from the “Before I Die” kiosks to the Over the Ledge rope repelling challenge and so many more. DeSha McLeod has been at the helm of Community Hospice and its affiliates since 2013. Arriving in Modesto from Mississippi, DeSha has a long career in Hospice management and earned her MBA and BS in Business at William Carey University. She manages a great team and has really become a strong member of the Modesto community. Let’s get to know DeSha. 

was asked by the owner of a regional home health provider to start a hospice division for his organization. I quickly declined due to the atrociously, heartbreaking experience my family endured during my Grandfather’s time on hospice. After giving every reason why I was not the person to establish a start-up hospice agency, they asked me to reconsider. Hours and days of research later, I informed the owner I would undertake the task with a few requirements: (a) patients’ and families’ needs would always come first, (b) we would not compromise on care and services, and lastly (c) hospice staff would make a visit to the ModestoView: What was it that attractpatient every time they called and/or a ed you to Community Hospice? need was expressed. So, in honor of my DeSha McCleod:  After being informed Grandfather, my journey into the hospice that I had been selected as one of the top industry was born and my passion for the candidates by the Selection Committee, I wonderful compassionate care hospice was faced with making the difficult and provides has only grown.  thoughtful decision to travel to Modesto   for a first-round interview. After much MV:  End of life is always such a compliprayer and encouragement from my cated conversation; how do you make it daughters, I decided to continue in the more personal and helpful? selection process and arrived in Modesto. DM:  End of life conversations are As cheesy as it sounds, it is true. Walking difficult and uncomfortable for all of into the offices of Community Hospice us. It does not make for good dinner felt like home. Everyone was very warm discussions or party conversations. But and welcoming. But more importantly, having the courage to discuss your and/ there was a feeling of need for leadership or your family member’s wishes for their to move the organization forward. That healthcare is applauded and can certainly feeling was confirmed verbally by so many relieve many burdens and agonizing deand in my heart, I felt that I could help. cisions later on and long before a person   is diagnosed with a life-limiting illness. MV:  How did you discover the field of These conversations can be rewarding hospice care and management? and a relief when asking about a person’s DM:  About seven months after my dear wishes compassionately and with a listenGrandfather passed away on hospice, I ing heart.    

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MV: What thing or issue do you think is most misunderstood about hospice care? DM: One of the greatest myths of hospice care is that it is only for people that have a short time left to live and are dying within the next several days or a couple of weeks. The most consistent feedback we receive from the families and/or caregivers of our patients is that they wish they had reached out to obtain hospice care and services for their loved one much earlier stating, “I don’t know why we waited so long.” Hospice services focus on enhancing quality of life for those with an advanced life-limiting illness, providing physical, emotional and spiritual support for patients and their loved ones.   MV: How does it feel, know that you are helping people in some of the worst times?  DM: Grateful. In what other service line or industry can you give patients and families/caregivers assistance, compassion, kindness, hope, time and comfort during their, or their loved ones, tentative, and often frightful, times of their life? As I am not a clinician, it is such a privilege to be able to provide the resources, tools and encouragement to our amazing clinicians that provide hospice and palliative care services and support to our patients and caregivers. It is a most rewarding way to spend my days.    MV: Community Hospice has a robust educational program; how does this help people prepare?  DM: Knowledge is power. Everyone is entitled to make their own choice about how they want to walk their end of life journey. Having a full understanding about what health care choices and types of care are available at the end of life, empowers individuals to make informed decisions about their own healthcare.   MV:  How can people get involved with Community Hospice? DM:  Volunteers are at the heart of Community Hospice and we welcome your time and talents. We would not be able to provide the services we do each day without the dedication and support of our volunteers. There are many ways to get involved as well. Volunteering provides the opportunity to meet like-

minded people, get hands on experience, earn service credits and feel a sense of pride in your accomplishments for helping those in need. Opportunities include; hospice care support, grief support services support, fundraising/special events, marketing, retail operations and more. To learn more about volunteer opportunities one may call 209.578.6300 or visit hospiceheart.org/volunteer. MV:  Your team has developed some creative fundraising projects; how do these connect our community? DM:  It is our hope that our variety of fundraising projects will provide the opportunity to engage people of all ages, backgrounds, talents and abilities. Our events provide our organization the opportunity to not only raise awareness and funds for Community Hospice; it also provides us the opportunity to educate our community members on the importance of the services offered and the benefits they can provide. There will come a time in each one of our lives that we will be faced with difficult decisions for ourselves or our loved ones. The knowledge of resources available can ease the journey ahead, enhancing quality of life and allowing us to focus on what matters most.   MV: Community Hospice is 40 years old this year.  How will you celebrate and how can people get involved? DM: We feel so humbled to be celebrating 40 years of service. We are acknowledging this great milestone by taking a look back at our heritage and sharing the stories of many of those that have helped shape us to who we are today through our 40 short stories campaign. We will also be acknowledging our anniversary at all of our events including all of our major events, i.e. Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon, Foundation Gala, Golf Fore Community Hospice, Over the Edge, Fantasy of Trees trilogy, and others throughout the year. We have so much gratitude for everyone in our communities that has touched and been a part of the legacy and success of Community Hospice. This year we really want to take a moment to reflect and share our gratitude for each person that has supported our mission.   MV: What one big thing do you think people should know about hospice? DM: Clinical research has repeatedly proven that hospice care and services prolong patients’ lives.  It is our hope that all people gain the acceptance and understanding that hospice provides hope, compassion, time and quality of life. Hospice is not about giving up … it’s about living. 

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MV: If budget were no issue, what would you like to create or develop for Community Hospice? DM:  It is a consistent, challenging task as we strive to meet the evolving needs of our community.  There is so much loss in our communities, too many that travel their final weeks and months alone, too many that walk their grief journey alone, and too many that struggle with a serious illness without any support or resources. There are many things Community Hospice would do if budget constraints were not an issue; provide palliative care services to anyone, insurance or not; develop and establish a Community Grief Center, a special place that would meet the needs of all our residents that are traveling their grief journey; and, open additional branches to better meet the needs of our patients, families and communities.   MV:  What do you enjoy most about living in Modesto? DM:  Modesto is my home, and I most enjoy the sense of community that exists in our city.   MV:  Our final question:  Beatles or Stones? DM:  Definitely ---- the Beatles  

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Our love of cycling connects to Modesto Porchfest which connects to celebrating

our Mothers at Ride for Mom and Mother’s Day connects to the Family Cycling Festival and all of these things are connected by The Force as we celebrate May the 4th Day. Yes friends, we really have a fun month lined up for you.  Let’s check out this variety pack of intergalactic and intercommunity connections and events and unlike the world, Modesto is flat and it’s a good place to ride your bike.  Don’t forget to check our amazing event calendar at  www.modestoview.com before you leave your home or office.    climbing and interacBiking is Fun! tive exhibits.  If you We have already hit the bike trails a ride your bike there, get few times this season.  Last month, it licensed for free and many people toured the artists open participate in the bike rodeo.  Ee haw. studios by bike and there are group Located on I st between 10th and 11th  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 a few it’s own playgrounds.  There is a new park being planned for East LaLoma Park soon. (see page 16 to help)  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    

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 11 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.       

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Celebrating 40 Years of service, Community Hospice

is the largest and oldest nonprofit hospice agency in the Central Valley. Since 1979, Community Hospice has cared for thousands of friends and neighbors offering compassionate and quality care, education and support to terminally ill patients and families, regardless of ability to pay. Care extends to over 2,000 patients each year in private homes, skilled nursing facilities, retirement communities and at the 16-bed inpatient Community Hospice Alexander Cohen Hospice House. Community Hospice also provides grief support services to anyone in the community. For more information, please call 209. 578.6300 or visit hospiceheart.org FOLLOW US:

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Bike to Work Day - May 16 6:30 am - 8:30

Modesto Criterium – May 18 8 am – 4 pm

Do you feel the need for speed? Don’t miss the high speed closed course racing of the Modesto Criterium.  There have been annual criteriums in downtown Modesto since 1982 when Chris Murphy brought back the Tour De Graceada and the racing continues today.  If you are a USCF licensed rider, you can race.   Women’s race is at 1:10 and the Cat Pro, 1/2/3 is at 2:15  But don’t be fooled, the Masters 35+ are some of the fastest racers too at 10:45 am   Register here:  https://www.bikereg. com/42741  

Modesto’s First Bike Show May 19 10 am - 3pm

You know Modesto is all about the car shows, but how about a bike show? The Central Valley Cruisers are presenting a bicycle show in 10th St Plaza. This is the 5 year Anniversary of Central Valley Cruisers and their Bike Show will run from 10 am   to 3 pm and will feature a bike show with awards, raffles, and prizes and a DJ for music fun.       Central Valley Cruisers started in 2014 with 19 people with the goal to be open to all, friendly and a way to get out of the house and exercise while also supporting local businesses by stopping by to eat and drink on rides.  Starting Today their Facebook shows over 500 members.  They support Modesto Gospel Mission and to date have fixed or repaired close to 40 bicycles and donated several more.  They have also donated (6) 55 gallon drums full of coats and twin bedding over (2) years of Coats and Blankets rides.  There are regular rides and activities all year long, including a breakfast ride on May 5.      Group Page: https://www.facebook.com/ groups/341903062634438/ Event Page https://www.facebook.com/ events/1864879366954082/

Bike to work with Mayor Brandvold The City of Modesto hosts Modesto Bike to Work Day. All-day secured bicycle parking is available for free! A continental breakfast will be provided to all bicycle riders who commute to work on a bicycle. The first 150 riders will receive a free T-shirt and bicycle incentives. All riders can enter the prize drawing and win great prizes!   Meet at Village Baking Company at 6:00am, We can cater your graduation party with depart at 6:30am. Finish at City Hall, 1010 10th St. meat & cheese trays, Aram sandwiches or   cooked & sliced tri-tip and chicken!

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Let’s go to the Park!  

Some of history’s greatest moments have happened at a park. Seurat’s famous pointillism A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, concerts in Central Park in NYC, speakers corner in Hyde Park, the show Parks and Rec, Summer of Love in Golden Gate Park, a melting cake in McArthur Park, marathons, protests, movements and so much more.  Our region is host to many parks that have identities of their own.  Most of us know Graceada Park, home of MoBand, Mancini Bowl, Earth Day and so much more.  Did you know we have dog parks, county parks, bike parks, skate parks, Native Gardens, water parks, and State Parks all within a 30 minute drive?   Some of these parks are well established and well used, but some parks are in need of an upgrade, or even just a visit.  Some of our parks have had the playground equipment removed for safety, but now need some serious upgrades.   But what you need to do is check out our parks, take time and use them, plan events with your friends and get to know the parks of our region.      

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There are so many resources available at many of our parks, and one of the ways to learn about all of the options is the City Of Modesto Activity Book.   There are swimming lessons, events for kids, art lessons and so much more at many locations.   Some of our parks feature splash zones that is really great free family fun.   Take advantage of these opportunities, grab the kids and head to the park.  The City of Modesto operates and maintains 75 parks featuring:

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Over Five Hundred Acres of Turf Seven Splash Grounds One Wading Pool Forty Four Tennis Courts Eight Lighted Ball Fields Eighteen Group Picnic Sites Over Fifteen Miles of Bike Paths

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Here are some of the highlights: Beyer Community Park:

Skate Park; Horsesho Pits; Tennis Courts; Playground; Ballfields; Picnic Area and hopefully home to the Awesome Spot soon.

Davis Community Park: Picnic area, athletic

fields, open green space & a playground are the draw at this expansive park.

Elk Park/Modesto Dog Park: Nice tree cov-

ered park for dog play

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East La Loma Park: Tree-lined city park offering basketball & tennis courts, disc golf, trails, pavilion & a new playground project through the LaLoma Neighborhood Association. Get tickets: https:// playgroundgala.brownpapertickets.com/  Freedom Park:

Urban green space offering picnic areas & a playground along with restrooms & a seasonal splash pad.

George Rogers Park: Neighborhood park featuring a baseball diamond, playground, basketball court & native plant garden

Graceada Park: Community park with shaded paths & a large playground, splash, pool, pavilion, plus tennis courts & live-music events. Home of MoBand and Modesto Earth Day.

Mary Grogan Park: Top quality soccer fields

Thousand Oak Park:

Great paved paths and trails for walking along Dry Creek, disc golf courses, tennis and basketball courts featuring the Peggy Mensinger Dry Creek Trail.

Tuolumne River Regional Park:

The Tuolumne River Regional Park is a large urban park under development featuring trails, dog parks, riparian areas along a seven-mile along stretch of the Tuolumne River between the cities of Ceres, California and Modesto, California consisting of 500 acres of public grounds in Stanislaus County, California   Ustach Park: Park with picnic facilities, a bike loop, basketball courts & playgrounds for toddlers & big kids. Go here for a full list of our parks and ame  nities.   https://www.modestogov.com/535/ City-Parks  

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There are some places you can go to get some mountain biking, boating, hiking, windsurfing, picnicking and so much more. There is so much variety with Woodward Reservoir, Laird Park, Frank Raines Park, LaGrange Park and Modesto Reservoir, all offering a very different experience.  Woodward has been home to some amazing music festivals and Modesto Reservoir offers some great boating and recreation.  If you get a chance to get up in the west side foothills, Frank Rains offers amazing vistas and trails.     http://www.stancountyparks.com/  

Caswell State Park

There is a huge 250 acre state park that is within 30 minutes from our area located along the banks of the Stanislaus River that snakes through the park with many trails, featuring full service camping, water play areas, oak riparian woodland areas with many nature outlooks and wildlife observation area. There are ranger and campfire programs and swimming is permitted. https://www.parks. ca.gov/?page_id=557  

How you can help?

The best thing you can do to help is visit our parks. Having people in the park keeps the activities on the positive side. Foot traffic and population is the best way to stop bad activity.  There are two park projects that really need your help right now in Modesto.       

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East LaLoma Park needs you! Yes friends, we need your help to build a new playground.   A few years ago, all of the playground equipment was removed, with nothing left for kids to play on.  East LaLoma Park is important to the community and families need a safe and fun place to play. You can help the LaLoma Neighborhood Association build a new playground, close to the pavilion that will revitalize this park.   You can donate to the LaLoma GoFundMe page at     https://www.gofundme. com/la-loma-neighborhood-improvements There will also be a Gala Hollywood Fundraiser on June 29 at the Modesto Mercedes Benz dealership Ticket and Park info is here:  https://www. facebook.com/lalomaneighborhood/ Gala In Graceada – May 11

Gala In Graceada – May 11 By: Julie Sherer & Ken Peterson

Get ready for Modesto’s premier summer kick-off event! An evening featuring the most beautiful, elaborate production Modesto has ever seen in Graceada Park. Towering trees draped in twinkle lights, live music and social joy will fill the air. Local cuisine offerings, unique cocktails, wines and brews will further satisfy the senses. This elevated lifestyle experience can be yours and continue well into the summer via a collection of exciting auction items available including travel experiences, health, wellness and much more.   Gala in Graceada’s mission is to celebrate Modesto and remember how wonderful this city and its neighborhoods truly are and will highlight Modesto’s beautiful public spaces, and inspire others to participate in the betterment of their neighborhood, community, and city at large. Funds raised will be used to launch Sundays in Graceada, weekly summer family and children’s programming in Graceada and Enslen Parks and raise funds for important civic projects and facility improvements within Graceada and Enslen Parks. This event is hosted by CANA, the College Area Neighborhood Alliance, through Modesto Neighborhood Inc.’s 501(c)3, non-profit designation. Tax deductions may apply.

An amazing new park is in development at the Beyer Park that will be designed to be inclusive for all abilities and disabilities.  An inclusive playground means that play structures are designed to accommodate assistive devices, wheelchairs and more.   It truly brings the play to anyone and brings our community together.  The design revolves around a nature theme as selected by our community that will be implemented through a rain forest, savanna, and swamp inspired Date: Saturday, May 11th, 2019 - 6 PM Graceada Park, the green area south of Mancini concept.   But the awesome spot needs you!   Bowl, entrance will be on Park Avenue Your donations and sponsorships are needed www.galaingraceada.com ot bring a whole new level of accessible and @galaingraceada inclusive play to those with emotional and Ticket Price: $150 (single ticket), $1200 (table physical limits.   Please help make this a realof 8); each ticket includes two drink tickets. VIP ity.  upgrade for unlimited alcoholic drinks, $50 per www.theawesomespotplayground.com person.   We are always looking for more cycling events. Please send us info at events@modestoview.com Check out the best event calendar in the valley at www.modestoview.com

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CHEF VIEW

Nobody’s got Ralston’s Goat

One of my favorite places in Modesto is the corner of 10th and J. This means downtown to me, it is the epicenter.  10th St just has some magic to it as the site of our legendary cruising and the cruise route, but all of the tasty places to eat, drink and enjoy being a part of this city.  This is really what it’s all about, enjoying food and drink with your friends, sitting on a patio and watching the city go by.  Ralston’s Goat has really become one of those places where you can hang out with friends, feel like you are in the middle of our city and enjoy friendly cocktails and amazing food. Owner Mike Shelton has worked really hard to make sure that every one feels like family at “The Goat”. A former bar owner, The Goat is his first restaurant and this month, Mike and Chef Gil Alfaro have launched an amazing new menu, that has been crafted over the last year with experimenting and feedback from diners and we couldn’t be more excited.  What you will find are some tasty

By Chris Murphy Photos by MJ Mangano new specialties, some excellent staples, new creative salads and a special focus on vegan options that will wow your taste buds featuring a Beyond Burger that goes head to head with the traditional burger. You have to try it to believe it.     The award-winning Chef Gil is one of those chefs that will try anything and see how it goes.  I am a frequent recipient of his taste tests and this new menu delivers big time.   I love salmon, and he is presenting

BARGAIN VIEW A-MAY-zing DAYS are here! By Monica Barber May is an amazing time of year, the birds

are singing, the flowers are blossoming and it is filled with fun and interesting holidays that make you look forward to the summer months. Since the 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.  May the force be with you on May 4th. Start your month off with some fun, music and science fiction. The May the Fourth Star Wars Day celebration annual events in happen in downtown Modesto from 3pm to 9pm. Star Wars Day is an officially proclaimed holiday that tributes George Lucas

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and Star Wars because of their connection to Modesto. Walk on down and you may find yourself immersed amid Star Wars themed activities and the lightsaber battles. Participation and cosplay is encouraged at this free family friendly event for all ages. More info: www.modestoview.com Continue your month with some music and culture. The Music in the Plaza free music series kicks off Mother’s day weekend in downtown Modesto on May 10th. After the Madre’s Day tribute, the music series happens every Friday throughout sum-

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a salmon with a creamy lemon caper sauce with sautéed Brussels sprouts and mashed potatoes. Pair this with a Chardonnay and it is game time. For traditional meat lovers, there is a Baha Mi Asian spiced Tri-Tip sandwich, an amazing Ribeye and one of the fan faves, the Ralston’s Burger.  If you are trying to keep it light or low carb the BLT salad is a great option, and the Ocean Salad features scallops and even octopus and there is a spicy grilled sole over veggies. These are some really bold additions mer.  Walk on down and you may find yourself enjoying the Ballet Folklorico dancers in addition to cars in the plaza. Also local favorite Latina singer Liliana Hernandez will be serenading the plaza with iconic Mexican songs. Do some last minute Mom’s Day shopping among themed vendors while the kids enjoy activities starting at 5:00pm. This free event is fun for all ages and located across from Brendan Theaters. https://www. facebook.com/10thStreetMusic/ You can never get enough music to delight your senses! May 19th welcomes the 3rd annual Modesto Area Porchfest where the community hosts an overabundance of local and central valley musical acts. The free event is all ages and takes place on more than 30 porches throughout the La Loma, College and Downtown Modesto areas, with many being walking distance from each other. Get to know your community and neighbors while you enjoy the beautiful

and then new menu is well thought out and has something for everyone. Have no fear, some of your favorites are still there like Mom’s Rigatoni Bolegnese that are a home run every time. The kitchen has a really good flow and Chef Gil has the support of Eddie Pena and the team to make it all go well.     Mike is a believer in getting involved and supporting the arts and music community and regularly participates in 3rd Thurdsay Art Walk, Music in the Plaza, Rockin Holiday and features local musicians and comedians most all Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings with a special Sunday Funday on the patio featuring their loaded Bloody Marys, Irish coffees, full brunch menu and music. Check out Ralston’s Goat and become part of the regular family and I hope you enjoy this corner as much as I do.   As Mike and I were chatting on the patio, sipping a cocktail, I asked him our traditional question. Beatles or Stones?  Mike said, “no question, Beatles”.  I knew I liked this place.   

Ralston’s Goat

1001 J St. Modesto 209-549-9413 Hours 11am -12 am  T-Th Till 2am F&Sat Sunday 9 am-5pm Facebook: facebook.com/RalstonsGoat weather this time of year and take in some of the best sounds in local music. Map info: http://www.modestoporchfest. com/ After a successful start to their Reading Series, Prospect Theater Project is thrilled to continue the series! Fondly they refer to their Play Reading Project On May 26th, at 2pm, they’ll bring scripts for The Taming, inspired by Shakespeare’s Shrew, to read aloud, some awesome actors to read, great hors d’oevures to snack on and a seminar style discussion with the actors and directors will follow. All you need to bring is yourself, your ears, and anyone who would like to listen to a fabulous play about a raucous, all female cast set at the Miss America Pageant where beauty and political aspirations unite. Tickets: $15.  http://prospecttheaterproject.org/ May your month be A-MAY-zing! Enjoy! Kisses, m.

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that you will stand out. Plink has opened up to and has been reaching out to venues and By Middagh Goodwin promoters so there will The Future is just History be a lot more opportunities for waiting to be written, so go out performing soon. Plink misand create your own story. It is sion is to help you play more Spring and we are in the midst and get paid more. of warmer weather here in the Can you believe it this year Modesto Area and that means marks the 20th Anniversary more outdoor music. Over the of the Modesto Area Music last few years, Modesto Area Awards? This year there are Music Association has been plans to make the Awards show doing what we can to create extra special. Bands, promotmore opportunities for local musicians to ers, venues make sure you are on the perform live and in most cases get paid.  radar of the MAMA Team by sending in May 3rd Music in the Plaza kicks off with all your events to events@modestoview. live entertainment every Friday until com. We are striving to make things October. May 19th one of Modesto best better every year and we want to include events PorchFest is taking place this year you. Mark your calendar the MAMA is with 30 plus homes hosting musicians; going to take place on October 15th at including a ModestoView sponsored the State Theatre.  stage on Encino Ave. Modesto Area Looking forward to seeing everyone at Music Association is curating PatioFest the Season Opener of Music in the Plaza on June 15th and the Center Stage at with French Cassettes and Tino Drima Stanislaus County Fair July 12-21. If you on May 3rd and back out in the 10th are interested in performing at either you Street Plaza on May 4th for Star Wars can apply at  https://app.plinkyou.com/ Day with special musical performances agency/mama if you do not have a Plink by Lodge Pole Pickers and the Beyer account use  https://app.plinkyou.com/ High School Band. Always check the mama to sign up. Make sure you take ModestoView calendar before you go out some time and complete your profile so because there is always something to do.

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SONGWRITING VIEW I’d like to dedicate the May Songwriter

View column to my Mother, Jeannie Ann Rombout Castillo. My Mother made sure that I ate healthy, dressed properly, was given a spiritual foundation, roots AND wings-I owned my own recordings of Hank Williams, the Supremes and the Righteous Brothers before I ever entered Kindergarten. My Mother taught me the language of Aretha, Carole King and Neil Diamond, believed heavily in live music and only complained mildly about the profane AC/DC, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Cheech and Chong and the Some Girls album. While I “trained and vocalized” at the top of my lungs to The Divine Miss M, Barbra, the Carpenters and Pat Benetar, Mom was encouraging and understanding. I get to be me because she was free in her love of music♥️ The Third Thursday Art Walk will bring a Troubadour from the North, Horatio Monroe downtown to the ModestoView stage at 11 th and J from 6 pm to 9 pm on May 16. The Vibes- that “unsettled” spectacle of musicians cooked up of members from 6 MAMA winning bands is back at it on May 22. Their monthly offering at the Barkin Dog coincides with Wine Wednesdays, is free with surprise guest artists, themes and genres, and downbeat is 7 pm. The Ceres Street Faire showcases live music on Saturday, May 4 and Sunday May 5 in downtown Ceres at two stages. I am shamelessly plugging my participation in the 2019 PorchFest. On May 19 I will be performing with Tim Allen and Steve Ashman from noon to 1:30 at 1125 College Avenue. The Patty Castillo Davis Band featuring David Rogers, Tim Allen, Joe Baretta with Steve Ashman will be at Edgebrook Drive from 2:30 to 3:30. Madre’s Day Music in the Plaza On May 10 will host Liliana Hernandez at 7 pm interpreting beautiful styles of Mexican music on a night filled with culture and style. Closing out May Music in the Plaza on May

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24 will be a fine blend of Blues, Americana, Country and Folk punctuated with original music by Tim Allen, Joe Barretta and Patty Castillo Davis at 7 pm. Chris Murphy, front man of the MAMA winning band, Third Party will perform a solo acoustic set of classic rock sing alongs at Deva Cafe on Sunday May 5 from 10 to noon. Deva Cafe’s Saturday Live Music Matinee brings BrewBaker a dynamic duo made up of Nate Brewer and Seth D Baker covering a mix genre of music in an acoustic style on Saturday, May 25 from 10 -1 pm. Vanessa Valencia continues her take over of the 209 on May 4 at Most Wanted Wine Bar from 6:30-8:30 pm. and every Thursday evening at the Brave Bull. Happy Birthday to my partner in all crimes music-Tim Allen. We are all better for your contributions to our music scene. Beatles. He’s Beatles all the way.

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Happy Spring By Earl Matthews

Happy Spring to you all. I normally do a calendar run down but there is so much going on this month that I am going to try something different and talk about why this month is such a great month for music in Modesto. Let’s start with Music in the Plaza. Every Friday starting May 3rd there are great bands playing for free in the 10th St Plaza in Downtown Modesto. Lots of folks come out and its a wonderful atmosphere. You could post up on one of the restaurant patios and have dinner and a drink or you could bring out a folding chair and be right in front of the band. So much fun. The Oakdale Chocolate Festival. The name alone is enough to entice me but for music lovers, there is so much more. Great bands all day and a celebration of the greatest threat ever invented. The next one is my favorite event of the entire year, Prochfest. If you haven’t been, you owe it to yourself to make it a priority this year. May 19th, 12-5 pm. So many locations that you will have to take some

time and look at the schedule to see where your favorite bands will be this year. I am going to be posted up all day on Magnolia, one block away from Graceada Park. My friend Randy is hosting a Blues Stage with Ava Grace, John Clifton, Shad Harris, Project 59 and Big Earl and the Cryin’ Shame. I can’t tell you how much fun I had last year. I hope you take your time and look into all the great stuff going on around town for this event. When its all over there is going to be a big Wrap Party at Ralston’s Goat too. Mite just turns into a huge jam. Only one way to find out. I hope you all have a great month and I hope to see you at a show.

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If you luv music you’re gonna love this... By Eric Benson

All you Latin music fans out there, we are doing a Cinco De May celebration at the Barkin’s Dog Grill on the 6th of May. Actually a little known holiday Seis De Mayo was created by a little known local promoter who wanted to book all the hippest Latin musicians that he could not get on Cinco De Mayo, yep that’s me. Featured in the Band this time around Gustavo Ramirez Cuban classically trained pianist and Cuban mulit-percussionist Carlos Caro. Also in the band: Latin Grammy winner Jamie Dubberly on Trombone, Kevin Marin Trumpet, John Adey on Bass, Dave Hawkes on Drums and Johnny Vales on guitar. It is a Blue Monday Party so we will be playing: Jazz, Blues, Funk and some of the most smoking Lain music you will ever hear in Modesto.  Thanks all that come out for the monthly Blues & Barbecue event in April, music and food good on a casual Sunday afternoon!. This Month Sunday May 19th the Blue Monday Band with special guest Johnny Vales guitar slinger and vocalist hosts the jam. The Burnt End Barbecue is at 822 9th street. Bringing in the rhythms section from the Blue Monday Band; Dave Hawks

drums, Conrad Johnson Bass, Dave Dow & Eric Benson. We will be playing Blues, R & B, Funk and a little of everything else.  The gig is from 3:30 to 6:30 in an all-age venue with drink and some of the best Barbecue in town. Call ahead for best seating.  The Gallo performing arts Modesto for May brings in: May 5th Ryan Stevenson, 6 & 7 were all in this together, 11th Pink Floyd Laser Show, 11 also MSO with Stravinsky music, and in June 4th Rain- Beatles Tribute, and 8th Lee Rocker of the Stray Cats.  Another partner in crime for music in the area is John Griswold also embracing an older demographic. The basement of McHenry Museum he transforms into an intimate club setting with white table clothes, low lighting with wine bar and desert offerings also doing shows at Lucca Winery Ripon. Coming up June 15th Abba tribute with ABBAcadabra June 15th, and June 29th Slim Man at the Museum.  Check out his web site for offering in April. For the next show is Check out WWW.RedTieArts. org.   And the Barkin’ Dog Grill, one of my favorite family friendly venues continues with some live music coming at you

for May.  May 4th  Hwy 99  band,   6th Blue Monday with Eric Benson and the ultra Blue Monday band,  11th  Fall risk, 13th  Poetry reading with Stella Beratlis and open mic, 16th Modesto Art Walk with Dave Dow, 18th Tony and the Tough Times,  22 Ashman, Davis, Rogers and friends,  24th  David Dow and friends,  25th  Pryor Engagement with Johnathan Pryor,   31th  Valley Jazz company.  Check out: WWW.barkindoggril.com  My partner in crime on the music scene the best host with the most-ess on the band stand, Dave Dow hosts the Jazz Jam session with friends every Thursday night 7 to 10 PM. And the Fruit Yard out on Yosemite Ave is bringing in some Blues you can use;

BUDDY GUY, Jimmie Vaughn and Charlie Musselwhite August 11th so save the date. And if your strollin’ at the Modesto Farmer’s Market weekly music all morning while you shop. One the jam session scene: come back out for Third Thursday Art Walk 5 to 9:00 PM for some great art and music in the downtown! Lowdown on the jam session in the downtown: Queen Bean Sundays open mike night also in an all age environment.  So take some time out to hear some live music and the arts of our own town as well this month, think globally and act locally.   All the best, peace out! Eric Benson, cell 209- 918-7033, email; Mbenson@ fire2wire.com.

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By Chris Murphy

Graffiti Summer is Coming

Just in case you didn’t know, Modesto USA is the Home of American Graffiti and the Home of George Lucas.  Everyone who calls Modesto home should be proud of this.  Even if you don’t want a ’57 Chevy or wish you had hair like Elvis, it is something that sets us apart and makes us special and people around the world think it’s cool. There is no other city in the world, or galaxy if we are being accurate, that can make this claim.  Take some time and explore the Cruise Route and other Graffiti heritage locations. Lots of great music, history, legends and chrome.    Soon we hope to announce some really exciting new plans for our Graffiti USA experience. Stay tuned. What’s your car club? Hey Modesto, we are looking to find a list of the current car clubs in our community.  If you have an active car club, send us your info so we can add you to our new Car Club Listing.   Send your info to info@modestoview.com  You need souvenirs! You can take home some really cool Modesto Graffiti USA merchandise from T-shirts, key chains, coffee mugs, shot glasses, sunglasses, posters and more.   You can have these delivered right to your home or office.   Order today at www.modestograffitiusa.com   Bring Cruise Route Signs to Life Did you know that the Modesto Historic Cruise Route comes to life on your smartphone?  Each of the 25 informational kiosks that line 10th and 11th Streets has a special QR code that brings to life one our Legends of the Cruise.  You can hear a story from George Lucas, Gene Winfield, Allen Grant, MPD Leroy Applequist and many more.   Don’t miss the induction ceremony of the 2019 Legends of the Cruise on June 5 in 10th St Plaza at 6:30 www.modestocruiseroute.com  The Home of Rockabilly hosts Lee Rocker One of the most exciting kinds of music is Rockabilly. This bass slapping form of music was born in Modesto back in 1938 by the hillbilly boogie moves of The Maddox Brothers and Rose, broadcasting to the world on KTRB radio. Over the years, Rockabilly influenced the sound of Elvis, Bill Hailey, Eddie Cochran and led to the foundations of rock and roll.  Lee Rocker, the bass player for the Stray Cats was the forefront of the big Rockabilly revival in the 80s and it hasn’t stopped since.  Rocker will be playing the Gallo Center on June 8.   To learn more about the Birth of Rockabilly and Modesto’s place in rock history, please check out www.modestomusichistory.com  Graffiti Summer Events – Mark your calendar Friday Nights Car Show(all summer long)

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A & W Root Beer 1404 G Street. Classic Cars, Elvis, Hula Hoop contest, Karaoke & Root Beer Floats served by Car Hops on Roller Skates. Wednesday Nights Car Show (all summer long) Velvet Creamery 2204 McHenry Ave. Classic Car Show, Activities, Raffles & more!   June 1 - American Graffiti at the State Theatre, 1307 J Street. For tickets call (209) 527-4697 or visit thestate.org. 1 pm   June 1 - The Platters at Gallo Center, 1000 I Street. 209-338-2100 or www. galloarts.org. 7:30 pm   June 2 - 14th Annual Modesto Area Street Rod Association’s 14th annual Graffiti Classic Car Show McHenry Village Shopping Center. 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.   June 3-6 Mid-Valley Chevy Club Park n’ Shine  5-8pm. Mon. Century Center - *NEW LOCATION* 2401 E Orangeburg Ave. Tues. Vintage Faire Mall 3401 Dale Road Wed. Downtown Modesto I & J Street Thur. Cool Hand Luke’s 2505 Patterson Rd, Riverbank   June 5 - Graffiti Legends of the Cruise Presentation Starting at 6:30 pm in the 10th Street Plaza, local celebrities will be inducted into the 2019 Historic Graffiti Walk of Fame, followed by live music by The Third Party Band. www.modestocruiseroute. com.   June 6  - MoBand Concert in the Park: “Graffiti Love” MoBand is celebrating their 100th year, Admission is free and the concert begins a 8:00 pm at Graceada Park, get there early and enjoy. Graceada Park, 401 Needham Ave. www.moband. org.    June 7  - Official North Modesto Kiwanis Classic Car Parade The parade will cruise through Downtown Modesto and go down McHenry Ave. to Briggsmore Ave. & back to downtown. The parade will feature thousands of classic cars, hot rods & street rods. 6:30pm in Downtown Modesto. 

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Hello, hello, hello Modesto View-ers! April showers are bringing us May shows and there are a lot of them this month. A highlight is the State Theatre brings YouTube star and stand up comic JP Sears. JP Sears produces videos that parody “new age” living and healthy eating fads. I got to speak to him for a bit on my lunch break from my real job while he was, I assume, at home in Austin, TX massaging his chakras or handpicking the gluten from his bread while wearing his signature purple shirt and flowered headband. (Fun fact: he thinks he has 10 purple shirts, but he can’t be sure because he isn’t very good at math. JP was raised by an atheist father and Catholic mother, so he’s not sure where his interest in health and exercise came from, but it started at a young age and by the age of 20 he began his spiritual journey. Eventually, JP spent 14 years as a life coach before turning to comedy. Fourteen short years later he was an overnight sensation with his YouTube show “Ultra Spiritual Life”. Episodes like “How to Be Gluten Intolerant” and “Prancercising” poke fun at the extremes some people go through to show how healthy they are.

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By Felicia Aleman Mostly though, JP is a down-to-earth guy who is in his words, “stands for kindness and acceptance” and is “blessed his audience has found him”. When I asked what he recommended for a healthier lifestyle he offered the following advice: laugh instead of criticize, your practices should give you energy and leave you feeling better and of course, get a Buddha statue for your living room. JP Sears will be performing May 9 at the State Theatre along with local openers and MAMA Comedy Award winners Anthony K and Serena “The Spicy Latina” Gamboa. Doors open at 7 pm Get tickets soon because they are going fast. www. thestate.org May 9 I will be presenting my second annual Mom-edy Show. This year we’ll be at the 108 Sports Lounge in Riverbank. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.  On May 14 at 7 will be my regular open mic at Fired Up Grill in Ceres. This month we will be awarding a prize to an open mic-er as well. Come by and maybe you’ll get to be a judge.

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More Bang for your Racing Buck By Efren Martinez

As spring has now sprung, foot races are now in an abundance. That’s great if you can afford to race every weekend. I learned early on in my racing career that it isn’t always so affordable to race every race, just because. Yes, some races are better than others and even more so the importance would be the charitable cause for the money the race is being produced for. Let’s face it, not everyone out there is looking to be part of a charitable race to help cats learn to be a disc jockey. This is why I not only pick and choose the closest charitable/cause/races closest to my heart, but also which ones give me more bang for my racing bucks. Friends if you’re only planning to race just one of the many great races in May I’d like to recommend The Modesto Memorial Classic. This RUN features a 1-mile or 5-K race on a certified

flat paved shady course along the Tuolumne River. Run or walk it, the choice is yours. It also has one of the best FREE kids fun runs. All kid fun run finishers will receive a medal. WOW! If that wasn’t enough all who registered for the race will be treated to a pancake breakfast as part of the registration fee of paid runners and walkers. Prize money is available to the top 3 men/women finishers and 1st master’s (over 40) finishers in the 5k. This Event is my personal pick race for the month of May since it benefits the Modesto Vet’s Center which helps returning combat veterans and their families. Please come join all of us especially our Veteran Hero’s for this great Event to help us kick off the Memorial weekend right. It takes place in a festival like atmosphere with yours truly, The Quake Mobile DJ, to get you and keep you pumped up! Who knows, I may even bring out my Quake DJ kitty cat for a special guest DJ appearance on the turntables. To learn more about this special race and/ or to sign up please visit the link below. www.facebook.com/modestomemorialclassic/ Modesto Memorial Classic 2019 Info: May 25th, 2019 7:00 am 1-mile & 5K run/walk -includes a pancake breakfast for all paid runners/walkers. Tuolumne River National Park, Modesto. Race Director: Barbara Miller barbaramiller1696@comcast.net

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ALL AGES VIEW Happy Spring Modesto! By Sofia Johnson

They say April showers bring Mayflowers and Modesto has proven this to be very true. This whole area is blossoming with all kinds of beautiful wildflowers. We are beyond lucky for all the amazing wildlife native to the central valley. Our beautiful state flower, the California poppy can be seen all over. Did you know that May 13-18 is Poppy Week? The best places to check out wildflowers this time of year are Knights Ferry Recreation Area, Red Hills Road Trail, and Pacheco State Park. There are also many other places around Modesto that you can find amazing flowers such as the farmers market on Thursday’s and Saturday’s on 16th Street or you can even start your own garden!

Students can also look into their school’s floral design programs as some of the high schools in Modesto do offer this as well. Lets not also forget the amazing ROP classes that are offered. For those unfamiliar, students going into their junior or senior year can ballot for certain classes on other high school campuses. These classes, such as Davis’s firefighter ROP program or Downey’s medical program, allows one to explore different professions they may be interested in. Anyway, I truly hope everyone had and amazing spring break and summer is just around the corner.  Happy May!

ZEN VIEW

The Meaning of Life by Mary Layton What is possibly more

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is a question humans never stop asking themselves. Does our life have meaning? There are different ways we may find meaning in our life. We may discover it by finding or creating an occupation that is worthwhile, or by doing something for one’s community/society. We find meaning by experiencing something or meeting someone. Meaning may also come to us by changing our attitude toward suffering that is out of our control. Life can be very hard when we encounter illness or a hopeless situation. It is then that we are propelled to ask what it is that truly matters. What is the meaning of life? Nietzsche, the famous philosopher said this about it : “He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.” We have the capacity to turn things around when we search for something that gets us connected to the infinite, that takes us beyond concerns that ultimately aren’t that important. Being connected to the infinite we may feel a sense of awe, surprise, joy, sorrow and gratitude. Meditation, prayer, being in nature, music, art, literature, poetry and dance can connect us to the infinite. Or when we feel love for family and friends. Other personal choices, activities, relationships, hobbies and even simple pleasures can give meaning to life. Having a positive attitude I think helps to endure suffering, hardship and disappointment,

whereas a negative attitude intensifies pain, makes us feel more disappointed and unsatisfied. It is possible to make choices that in the end work better in reaching our goals. For more info go to taichi4modesto.com or call (209)572-4518

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Let’s all go do a run in the memory of Dr. Amanda Crews at the 32nd annual Run for Health. Amanda and her kids and family were found murdered in 2017 and this race serves as a great reminder of her life and it is a good reason to get out their and run fast. Proceeds will benefit the Stanislaus Health Foundation. Awards to top finishers & post-race raffle prizes (raffle tickets available for purchase on race day) Free T-Shirts while supplies last! One Mile, 5K, and 10K Run - Walkers Welcome for One Mile and 5K Register online: Active.com  (type Dr. Amanda Crews in search) East La Loma Park, 2001 Edgebrook Dr., Modesto Saturday, May 11, 2019   8:30 am (1 mile) & 9:00 am (5K & 10K) Registration: 1 mile:  7:00 am – 7:45 am / 5K & 10K:   7:00 am - 8:45 am Entry Fee: $35.00, $10.00 Kids 18 & Under

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DESIGN VIEW From Bauhaus to Modesto’s Courthouse

by Lee Davis, Founder, Modesto Design Collective (MO.DE)

For many Modestans, Bauhaus is an awesome tapas haus off of Downey and Kimble Aves serving delicious cured and smoked meats, pickled seasonal vegetables, and a wide selection of international and local craft beers. And so it is. But Bauhaus is also one of (if not the) most influential and revolutionary global movements of art, architecture and design. Founded in Dessau, Germany, in April 1919 by acclaimed architect Walter Gropius, the Bauhaus was a school whose functional, rational, modernist approach influenced the education, practice and theory of architecture, graphic arts, product design, textiles, and many other forms of art and design worldwide, including here in Modesto. In 2019, a global movement is underway to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus and its myriad of contributions to society. And we’ve selected Bauhaus as the theme of the Modesto Architecture and Design Week (MADWEEK), September 21-28, 2019. The global influence of Bauhaus can be directly traced to and seen in downtown Modesto today. Our iconic Stanislaus County Hall of Records is the first ever “International Style” county building in California. In 2017, the Modesto Art Museum commissioned and published the report “The Stanislaus County Hall of Records: Modesto’s Monument in Modern Architecture,” documenting the historical significance of this architectural gem to Modesto and to California. The structure was built in 1939 with New Deal funds and designed by Modesto architect Russell Guerne DeLappe. Situated on the block demarcated by I, H, 11th and 12th Streets and facing the elegant old post office building, the Hall of Records is a precious example of the modernist Bauhaus architectural style pioneered in Germany in the early 1900s. Its design resembles so closely that of the original Bauhaus building in Dessau, Germany, that even a trained eye could FOLLOW US:

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be easily fooled. Just around the corner from and connected to the Hall of Records is the current Stanislaus County Courthouse, Modesto’s most direct line descendant of the Bauhaus. Completed in 1960, the Courthouse was designed by architect Mitchell Van Bourg, who was himself a graduate student of Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius at Harvard in the 1940s. Among other elements, Van Bourg’s use of long strips of windows in the Courthouse design are characteristic of the International or Bauhaus style developed by Gropius. In 2018, the Museum Art Museum commissioned a modernist poster of DeLappe’s Hall of Records by local designer Jordi Camps, Jr. and unveiled during MADWEEK to raise awareness of this priceless architectural, cultural, communal, and economic asset. The Museum has commissioned a second poster this year by local designer Eric Le celebrating the Van Bourg Courthouse to be unveiled during MADWEEK 2019. As plans for the new courthouse in downtown Modesto moves forward, the fates of the Hall of Records and current Courthouse are unknown. It is crucial that we understand and appreciate the architectural, cultural, economic and historical value of these Bauhaus-inspired buildings now more than ever. Mark your calendars for MADWEEK, September 21-28, 2019! www.madweek.org

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CALENDAR VIEW Continued from Pg 22

June 7 - Downtown Cruise-In Immediately following the Classic Car parade June 7th, we invite you to join us in Downtown Modesto, 1010 10th Street to stay & ‘hang out’ on the Historic Graffiti Cruise Route! Live bands singing MoTown tunes, will be entertaining from 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm. Special parking for classic cars. For more information call 209-526-5588. June 8 & 9 -  American Graffiti Car Show & Festival This 21st Annual event is presented by the North Modesto Kiwanis. The car show & festival is Saturday, June 8 from 9 am to 5 pm & Sunday, June 9 from 9 am to 3 pm. Check out the classic cars, stroll through hundreds of specially selected food & vendor booths. Live music throughout the festival each day. Municipal Golf Course, 400 Tuolumne Blvd. 1-888-746-9763 or www.americangraffitifestival. com.    June 8 - Lee Rocker(of the Stray Cats) 8:00 pm. Gallo Center, 1000 I Street. 209-338-2100 or www. galloarts.org.   June 8 - Sing-a-long Grease  The State. Doors 12 p.m.; showtime at 1 p.m. Tickets $5. State Theatre, 1307 J Street. For tickets call 209-527-4697 or visit thestate.org.   June 14 -  Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons Purchase your tickets at www.ticketmaster.com 8:00 pm The Fruit Yard Amphitheater, 7948 Yosemite Blvd. (209) 577-3093   June 15 - 26th Annual Back to Graffiti at the Fruit Yard Free to the public 9:00 am The Fruit Yard, 7948 Yosemite Blvd. 209-577-3093.   June 15 - Tommy Castro & the Painkillers with Ron Thompson Doors open at 7:00pm, Showtime 8:00pm. Tickets: $25; $30; $35. State Theatre, 1307 J Street. For tickets call 209-527-4697 or visit thestate.org.   June 23 - Graffiti-Con Comic Con & Car Show Celebrate Modesto in a Fun Comic-Con and Car Show. $5 at the Door, Kids under 12 get in Free with a paid adult. 10:00am— 5:00pm. Centre Plaza, 10th & K Street. www.graffiti-con.com   June 29 - Modesto Nuts Graffiti Night Game time 7:05 pm. Fireworks after the game. John Thurman Field, 601 Neece Drive. 209-5724487www.modestonuts.com   June 30 - The 12th Annual Rod & Custom Car Show Proceeds to benefit Modesto Elks. Free admission for spectators. Car show starts at 9:00 am. Car participants Elks Lodge, 645 Charity Way. 209-524-4421

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Open Early!

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

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.

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Go Modesto: Music in the Plaza

Music in the Plaza returns to the 10th Street Plaza in Downtown Modesto on May 3rd in conjunction with DOMO First Friday with some Indie Rock from French Cassettes(2010 MAMA Winner) and Tino Drima. May 10th we celebrate Madre’s Day with Lilana Hernandez with festivities starting at 5 pm and music 7-9 pm. Enjoy some hot blues music with area favorites Gary Gervase & Kickstart Blues Band on the 17th. May 24th do not miss Joe Barretta, Patty Castillo Davis and Tim Allen three of Modesto best bringing the hits from the 60’s, 70’s & 80’s and beyond. Closing out our first month back is Remedy, it has been a while since this female fronted powerhouse has performed downtown so you will not want to miss it. Bands perform every Friday between 7-9 pm and continue every Friday until October 4th. Follow the event on facebook @10thStreetMusic to keep up on all the great performers. 

GO MODESTO - Idol in Modesto

Join us for an amazing show put on by American Idol Top 20 Finalist and Modesto Native, Ryan Hammond. Also joined by 2018 Idol finalist and Modesto native Effie Passero and 2019 Idol finalists Nick Townsend and Margie Mays. This event will feature your favorite performances from the show as well as the artist’s original music. Advanced tickets are available on Facebook at    or at the door.    Don’t miss out.   ***VIP Tickets get 5:30pm priority seating, a meet and greet and a Q&A Panel to ask everything you want to know about Idol!  Sponsored by Modesto High’s Performing Arts Academy and Gates Team at NextHome CSR Get tix here:  https://www.facebook.com/ events/2207079732889681/

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Most all of the downtown restaurants are locally owned. They hire local people and the money you spend stays right here in town. Local Sponsored by: City of Modesto, Modesto Police Department, Downtown Improvement purchase from local and feature local ingredients. District, Dibs,restaurants San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Controlfarmers District, Stanislaus Regional For more info call 577.5295 option 3 | www.modestogov.com/bike-events

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