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November 27, 28, 29 – – MPA Presents A Christmas Carol – Gallo Center November 28 – Manheim Steamroller – Gallo Center November 17, 18 – Elf The Musical NOV 13 – Gallo Center November 28  – Frozen Sing A Long – State Theatre November 13 – Cash Tribute  - James Garner  – West Side Theatre November 21 – Fleetwood Mask Tribute – West Side Theatre November 28 – ModShop – Downtown Modesto November 21 – Dec+  Modesto On Ice – Opening Day 11th and K Streets November 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29 – The Whipping Man – Prospect Theatre Project November  8 – Dwight Yoakam – Turlock Community Theatre Don’t forget to mark your calendar for the Modesto Holiday of Lights parade on December 5 and the opening of Rockin’ Holiday with Rockin’ Santa in 10th St Plaza

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GREETINGS Greetings Modesto Friends! Step outside and breath in. There is something really special about this time of year.   In November, it finally feels like fall, the evenings are crisp and the smells are intense.   The scent of pumpkin spice seems to be just about everywhere and appears magically like the smells at Disneyland and the clink of glasses celebrating family get togethers over Thanksgiving are truly special times and bring back memories of every reunion and gathering.  Harvest in Modesto is amazing.   Soup, Squash, Fall Colors, Turkey Trots, Jazz on 10th and 11th, Buskers on the corner for ModShop and those crisp evenings where we finally get to get our sweaters out.  These are the changes that snap your nose and make you pay attention.  The college kids come home for Thanksgiving and there is touch football in the parks, and bike rides to the Yogurt Mill, Saturday breakfasts at Deva after the Farmers Market and so many uniquely Modesto things to do.  These are the times that family memories are made, whether you are young and just starting out, or a teen in high school, or a couple that have been here forever and have your favorite habits.  It all comes together in the fall.   This is going to an amazing coupe of months.   Great events at the Gallo Center, Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving, school drama and music concerts, ModShop Craft Faire downtown after Thanksgiving, B93 Acoustic Christmas on Dec 2 at the State, Modesto Holiday Parade, Rockin’ Holidays in 10th St Place with Rockin’ Santa and snow beginning Dec 5 and for the first time ever in downtown Modesto (since the old ice rink burned down at JC in the 80s) we will have Modesto On Ice beginning on Nov 22 for fun for all ages and our Spirit of Giving Run on Dec 12 and then we are into the Nutcracker and then Christmas.  Wow.  This is going to be some fall winter roller coaster ride.   Hang and dig it.  This is why ModestoView is here, so you don’t miss a thing.  Check www.modestoview.com before you leave

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your home or office so you always know what is happening. We are here for you!    And last but not least, I am so very thankful.  Beyond thankful actually.   I am thankful that my family is healthy and  that Madison and Ryan have settled here in Modesto and are surviving their home remodel, and Abbey is recovered from West Nile and is doing great at Berkeley. I am thankful for all of you that made donations to the CSUS One Purpose Scholarship program as we are making a solid bet on the future.  I am thankful for my friends that mean so very much.  I am truly lucky to have so many that feel like family and they are the reason that it is so wonderful to live here in Modesto.  When I think of all the crazy things we think up do to and than actually make it happen, we are all just crazy and love living here.   From the MAMAs to Rockin’

Holiday or the Cruise Walk of Fame, we are creating wonderful memories for us and the people that come after us. Thank you to the awesome stellar businesses that advertise in ModestoView and help bring this magazine loaded with 100% goodness to the community.  Thank you to the amazing team at Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group that works so hard for our company and allow us to be supportive to our community.  Thank you so much for the bottom of my heart.  Can’t wait to see what we create and make next. Wishing you the best Thanksgiving this season. Chris Murphy Founder and Publisher, ModestoView chrism@modestoview.com

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MAMA2015 Music in Modesto is an Amazing Thing by Chris Murphy We have so much musical talent, so much variety and a community that is really special. It was really special to celebrate 16 years of the Modesto Area Music Awards last month.  Normally, we don’t look back in ModestoView, but music is one of my passions, and enjoying and celebrating the talent that we have here in our community is really important.  There are few cities that music, the variety, the creativity and the flat out hard working musicianship that we see nearly every day.  This is a treasure Modesto.  We need to embrace, celebrate, support and encourage our local musicians, from the time that they start learning how to play in school band, with a music teacher to the day they do their first gig or even later, headline the Fillmore and tour the USA.  All of that has happened with Modesto bands and on October 20, at the State Theatre we celebrated.  Over 23 music awards

Photography by Michael Mangano were given that were chosen by the voters.   The MAMAs recognized the legendary Ratz, one of Modesto’s pioneering rock bands of the 60s, out of which came Quicksilver Messenger Service. They still play locally today.  We celebrated Modesto’s own music, Rockabilly, and we honored the bands of the next generation with a youth award.  From singer songwriters, metal to classic Americana, Modesto came together to support our local musicians and venues.  This is a special night for Chris Ricci and me, who 16 years ago, wanted to find a way to

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recognize the talent and decided to host a black tie Grammy-style event. Today, the MAMAs are the peak of the Modesto music season and it is wonderful for musicians of all kinds, all the different radio stations, the venues, the promoters and the event planners all enjoyed an evening of Modesto music.  Thank you so much to the fabulous historic State Theatre, Middagh Goodwin, Becky Murphy, Earl Matthews, Jennifer & Mike Allsup, Mark Oesau, Mark Haynes, JCD, Brandi Brown, Nathan Ignacio, Ron Meyer and Doug Robinett, Andy Johnson

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and the amazing Laser Voodoo Brian Friend for making this show come to life. Now we have to keep it going. Please support restaurants and bars that showcase live music.  Purchase music online, see shows, buy T-shirts and tell your friends so that the Modesto music scene is a true scene where musicians can be professionals and hone their craft.  We win as we get better shows and better songs.  Let’s do this.  www.modestoareamusic.com for more info.  Like the MAMAs on Facebook please https://www.facebook.com/mamaawards

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Let’s take a walk! By Chris Murphy

PUBLISHER Chris Murphy chrism@modestoview.com MANAGING EDITOR Brandilyn Brown SALES AND ADVERTISING Advertising@modestoview.com DESIGN, LAYOUT, & ART PGrimaldi, Creative

Let’s take a walk! Yes, a real walk where we

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look around, grab our friends, a camera and a spare couple of hours and head downtown.   We are on the brink of a new downtown.  Have you heard this before?  Well this time it is happening and you can see the work in progress.   There are new owners of buildings downtown.  There is a Rockabilly Barber on 10th, new coffee shops opening on J and a new restaurant opening at 10th and J.  There are new incentives for façade renovation and new business creation.  The permits have been streamlined and city manager, Jim Holgersson has made it his mission to make doing business in Modesto easy.   There is new teamwork with the Modesto Improvement Partnership that will be working cross function with operations, promotions and urban design

Contributing Artist Michael J. Mangano SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGERS Madison Murphy – Adobe Specialist Abbey Murphy – Berkeley Correspondent Russ Allsup - Hollywood Correspondent CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Jim Christiansen Aaron Rowan Kaye Osborn Jennifer Allsup Middagh Goodwin Efren Martinez Mike Vanek Javier Lopez Leia Johnson Dana Johnson Earl Mathews Mary Layton Monica Barber Ken White Blia Vang Brandilyn Brown

Have you been to our downtown lounge?   ModestoView is set up smack dab in the middle of the action downtown at 13th and J Streets.  We have teamed up with the Peer Recovery Gallery and Project YES and have our very own downtown Graffiti-style diner.   You can find all of our current magazine issues there, free wi-fi and a special gift store featuring cool Modesto branded cruisingthemed  Modesto Graffiiti USA stuff.  Stop by, hang out in our diner, grab a gift for a family member or friend and enjoy your downtown Modesto experience.   

Brianna Mooney CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Efren Martinez Diane Moody Michael J Mangano Philip Johnson Rudy Lopez ©2015 All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. The photographs, graphics, artwork and advertisements are the property of Modesto View Magazine. The magazine assumes no responsibility or liability for claims made by the advertisers. The opinions expressed do not necessarily reflectthe views of Modesto View Magazine or the owners. Modesto View Magazine is not responsible for typographical errors or omissions. ModestoView 4300 Finch Rd Modesto, CA 95357

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to facilitate new planning for 10th St, 11th St and J Street.   You can read the interview in this issue with Cindy Birdsill as this efforts gets up to full speed.

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Modesto needs to be more walkable, more welcoming, and promote the feelings of safety and community.   If you have not been to downtown Modesto lately, you need to check it out.  This is the classic chicken and the egg, we need more people downtown to get to the next level with housing and new businesses, but the downtown we have already is worth a visit.   You will meet new friends at Commonwealth, enjoy all-ages music at the Barking Dog and you can walk everywhere.  We will have snow in downtown for Rockin’ Holiday and we will even have ice skating with Modesto On Ice.  You are never more than 4 blocks from anything when you park centrally Make it an evening, make it a day, get your camera and check out the architecture and more importantly, make notes about what you want.  Are you a young professional in town working for Gallo?  What do you want?  Are you a young family with kids?  What do you want?  Have you lived here for 30 years and want to enjoy things to do?  What do you want?   Please be a part the process and dive in and make a difference. ModestoView is part of this process and is part of the Improvement partnership and we are working to make Modesto better.  Please tell us what we need to do better.  Email me at chrism@modestoview.com with your comments and ideas.   

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ART Much to be thankful for in November. by Jim Christiansen Zombie Apocalypse likely ended with All Saints Day, or sooner as Halloween gives way to Christmas and Winter Holiday shopping season.  Mod Shop comes up November 28.  Featured Saturday after Thanksgiving its get up and shop time from local artists and crafters.  Before that, many other craft and arts fairs and pop up shops appear around the county, downtown and around Modesto.  Preservation Coffee and Tea is rumored to have a pop up shop on second Saturdays.   However you find us, consider buying original art and creations from local artists. Mistlin Gallery will feature the Memorial Hospital Complementary Therapy Group show of Art of Cancer Survivors.  This annual show inspiring, often adding poetry into the mix of paintings, sculpture and other creations.  Show runs to November 13.  On the 14th, Mistlin Gallery opens its Home for the Holidays member show that runs to end of December.  Congratulations to new Central California Art Association President Tony Pooler, for taking on the executive duties of the Mistlin Gallery organization. Chartreuse Muse will continue the 2gether show by Nicole Slater and Tammy Jo Schoppet. 

Their opening October 10th, one of the best attended in recent memory. Muse also featuring other art and gift ideas as we get closer to Yule tide.  Modspot will have art for sale, but also offering professional art classes with Esther Weinapple at the gallery on 13th and J, starting October 24, but continuing for four sessions.  This is something new for them, and Esther did classes and taught with the Stanislaus Arts Council.  Classes are popping up all over.  Carol Earle has been hosting the free classes at Michael’s.  Chartreuse Muse, Mistlin Gallery, Carnegie Arts Center also offer art classes for children and adults.  Art Walk will be November 19, and Carolyn Huff Photography Gallery at 13th and K, Preservation Coffee and Still Smoking all good spots to drop in, if you haven’t already.  Barkin Dog and PRAP gallery open, and you might

stop in at Trevino Barber Shop, in the old Gallery 909 stop. Art Walk always a good night to pick up something in original art by local artists. In Turlock, Carla Bengston art on display at the Art Space on Main, 139 Main Street.  Next door is the Building Imagination Center.  Carnegie Arts Center is not far away, with the Alphonse Mucha show running through January 10, now with the companion Organics show in the lobby.  Carnegie has been offering music with art during the month.  Check their website for events.  www.carnegieartsturlock.org A stop in Turlock to consider for the holidays, First Street Frame Company. My October show “just add coffee” was a success for a one day event, but that means some art coming home, and being redistributed.  I will be changing out the art I have up at Papachino’s on J Street and Hinkley Optical on 16th Street.  If you like my art, the home

studio a good place to catch me, and I may do a pick up open studio this month, ahead of the family holiday fun we’re having at my house. Email me if interested, or have events to note for next month.  Mercenary_graphics@yahoo. com If you’re an artist interested in being part of the 2016 Stanislaus County Artist Open Studio tour, there are forms available at Mistlin Gallery, or check out the event website at www. stanislausaos.wordpress.com for information.  Deadline is January 15, artist registration fee $75.

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DoGood Distillery: Made in Modesto! by Brandilyn Brown and Christopher Mitchell

Home Brew Recipe: A cute jar filled with Strawberry Lemonade and light ice, add 1 ounce Do Good Beechwood Whiskey Stir, serve, sip and enjoy!

Do Good Distillery is breaking the mold. The first distillery in Modesto to have a tasting room since the prohibition, is certainly one of the many triumphs they are known for. Since it’s inception in 2013, they have created more than 12 spirits, featuring several different whiskeys. The entire process is done as locally and sustainably as possible, though some ingredients need to be imported. The rye and corn they use is grown right here in our beautiful state, and the spent grains are given to farmers to feed their cows. Though still considered a new distillery, they are already making waves and bringing home medals. They just won 2 Whiskies of the World awards! Their Beechwood whiskey won Silver in Malt Smoked Craft, and Peat Smoked Whisky took home Bronze in Malt Heavy Smoke Craft. We got to sample the

winning spirits, and spend some time with the family, in their new tasting room. When you walk into the rustically furnished, homey space, you immediately sense what drives the family business. Ben Franklin’s famous quote, “You Do Well by Doing Good” graces the wall, alongside a photo of Officer Paul Roman Katuszonek. Paul’s love for bourbon fueled his passion to one day own and operate a distillery, but his life ended tragically on what should have been a normal, average work day. Led by former police officer Jim and his wife Liz, Paul’s friends and family came together (some moving to Modesto from Wyoming!), to begin distilling spirits with the same fervor Paul did. Paul lived out Franklin’s quote daily, so it was only fitting to choose a name to carry such a legacy on. Do Good Distillery was born. Ryan & Jenna Woods, partial owners of

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Pura Vida, joined to manage the operations. When asked, “Why Modesto?” Jenna laughed. “Why not Modesto? Not only is Modesto our home, we want to put Modesto on the map for something positive. Napa is known for its wineries, and though we certainly have a flair for wine in the Valley, we could also be a hub for distilling. We could have a dozen distilleries that you could spend a whole day tasting. Tourists could come here and experience an array of spirits.” Yeah, we can support that idea! Check out their website for information on where to purchase their amazing spirits.

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3173 Del Este Drive Modesto CA 95357 Dogooddistillery.com

Spirit of Giving Run is coming December 12.

This is another fun run and will have a new start location in 10th St Place and there will even be snow for the start of Start Your Thanksgiving with the the race. Preregister Nov 7 at 11-2 pm for the Modesto Turkey Trot Spirit of Giving 5k run at Fuzio Universal Bistro while This is the perfect way to get a free pass on your enjoying free refreshments and spin the wheel for prizes. Thanksgiving meal.   There is a fun run for kids and Don’t forget to bring a canned food item to benefit the there is a 5k through the fall colors at Tuolumne River Modesto Gospel Mission and receive raffle tickets for fun Regional Park.  Lots of parking, easy run and a lot prizes.  Just like last year, it will “snow” on the runners as of fun.   The whole family will have a blast. Check in begins at 7:30 am and they depart and return. There will be a special family movie at races start at 9 the Brenden Cinema after the race and there will be vendors https://runsignup.com/Race/CA/Modesto/MJCTurkeyTrot2015 and musicians during the event.  This is a fun family event.

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PERFORMANCE A Time to Perform in November

by Kaye Osborn

Fall is in the air! Thanksgiving is right around the corner.  Time to reconnect with friends and family.  Here are some suggestions to do visit with your out-of-town visitors: the McHenry Museum, the McHenry Mansion, the American Graffiti Cruise Route kiosks, the Gallo Center for the Arts, Blue Diamond store, Sciabicca’s store, the Farmer’s Market, Graceada Park, the Virginia Corridor Trail, Caswell Park and of course, the Great Valley Museum.  There are many historical sites to appreciate.  Be adventurous and creative!  Be ambassadors for our city and county.  Make sure you get tickets for Inherit the Wind at Gallo Center for the Arts.  See dates listed below. Saturday’s 3 PM show will be interpreted for our Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing community. The local cast will amaze and astound you!  Here’s what is happening in our neck of the woods! Gallo Center for the Arts Sunday, Nov. 1: 2 PM Peter Rabbit and friends

Sunday, Nov 8: 2 PM Stunt Dog Experience   Thursday, Nov. 12-Sunday Nov. 15 Hairspray – Presented by Modesto Christian Performing Arts   Tuesday, Nov. 17- Wednesday, Nov. 18 Elf the Musical – Broadway cast   Friday, Nov. 20-Sunday, Nov. 22 Inherit the Wind   Friday, Nov. 27- Sunday, Nov. 29 MPA’s A Christmas Carol   Sunday, Nov. 29 2 PM A Very Electric Christmas   McHenry Museum Nov. 14: Second Saturday 2 PM (free) Stage Coach Stories with Karen Tiffin  

Prospect Theater Project The Whipping Man Nov. 20- Dec. 13   Modesto High School Theatre Department The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee November 6, 7, 13, 14 Modesto High School Auditorium   Tickets available at the door Box office 6:30 Doors at 7:00 Students $ 7.00, General $ 8.00   The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a hilarious musical comedy centering on six young contestants of a

spelling bee, as well as the adults who assist and guide them. It’s a fascinating look at adolescent angst and the pressure of being a kid in a world that often expects them to act like adults.

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s ie rt a P g in k o o C s u o ci li ~ a n a D by Dana Johnson FB: Dana’s Family Kitchen

FOX40: See Chef Dana   every 1st Friday of the month

In November, I’m always reminded what I’m grateful for. I’m grateful to all of you Viewers for trusting me to guide you where all the best ‘eats’ and related culinary wonders are in our community. Thank you for trusting me to guide you to all the great eats our area has to offer! Thank you for sharing these great finds with your friends and family as it really supports amazing small business in a big way, and special thanks to Chris Murphy for creating the ModestoView and promoting our awesome city! I have much to be thankful for and now I have something new to add to my list! Before my exciting reveal, I’d like to share some of what I do besides writing for the magnificent Modesto View. I am a guest chef once a month on FOX40 News out of Sacramento, showcasing my original Dana~licious recipes. I am also currently teaching culinary classes for MJC at Direct Appliance. I also have created over 200 culinary instructional videos for www.eHow.com. I do private catering, and in the past I have taught classes at the wonderful Figamarole! So what’s the next big culinary sensation in Modesto? Live demo & hands on cooking parties (for groups’ 12 minimum and 20 maximum guests) at Direct Appliance! Owners Colleen and Ron Winter have always been so generous in opening their kitchens for public use to MJC. I’m incredibly grateful for them supporting this next culinary endeavor of mine! The Direct Appliance’s impressive showroom has 4 kitchens that are state of the art, and it’s perfect for It’s a real unique and memorable experience for you and yours to enjoy together. This month, I give you some really fun recipes for you to try for your own Thanksgiving and hope you enjoy them.  Modesto View Signature Question: Beatles or Stones? Me, Dana Johnson, still cannot believe this is even a question! STONES, they have been rocking my world and have been living in my soul, shining through in many of my culinary delights for as long as I can remember!    

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you! Thank you for this food!

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Dana’s Cranberry Turkey Melts

By Dana Johnson 4 hand carved slices of turkey breast 8 slices of sourdough sandwich bread 4 oz. whole cranberry sauce 4 sliced Havarti cheese 2 oz. olive oil Spread cranberry sauce on 4 slices of bread. Stack 1 slice turkey, then add 1 slice cheese, and top with another slice of bread to make a sandwich. Brush on olive oil on outside of bread. Grill until golden brown. Enjoy with an arugula side salad! Makes 4 sandwiches

Dana’s Turkey Salad~Salad

2 c. chopped turkey (white and/or dark meat) 1/2 c. small diced celery 1/4 c. cranberries or craisins 1/4 c. light mayonnaise 1/4 c. light sour cream 1tbsp. brown mustard I bag spring mix 1/4 c. olive oil 4 roma tomatoes Combine first 6 ingredients in a medium size bowl. Slice open salad bag, pour in olive oil, shake bag to distribute evenly. Using 4 salad plates, divides salad. Use an ice cream scooper, place turkey mixture in the center of the salad. Garnish with tomato wedges. Makes 4 servings.

Dana’s Leftover Thanksgiving Pizza

1 tube pizza crust dough 1 1/2 c. mashed potatoes 1 c. turkey gravy 1 1/2 c. chopped white and/or dark meat turkey 1 c. sliced mushrooms 2 c. pizza cheese On a baking sheet unroll pizza dough. Spread on mashed potatoes, then gravy. Evenly distribute turkey, mushrooms, and cheese. Bake at 425 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Enjoy with a cranberry-orange gelatin salad. Makes 6-8 servings.

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UNPLUGGED Swing Low, Sweet Cadillac by Rebecca Roudman My name’s Rebecca Roudman and I lead the San Francisco bluegrass/blues band Dirty Cello. We perform all over the world (including frequent visits to Modesto - headliners of MUMfest the past 3 years, and an appearance at the California Women‘s Music Festival this year) and love making music. We also like to use our music to help others whenever possible. Since 2011, I’ve been performing at a very interesting venue called the Cadillac Hotel.  The Cadillac Hotel is a supportive housing development for over 160 tenants situated in the Tenderloin district of San Francisco. Kathy Looper, the director of the Cadillac Hotel, who helps the residents, also puts on noontime concerts for both the residents of the Cadillac Hotel and anyone from the neighborhood who wants to sit back and hear a concert. At my first show in the lobby of the Cadillac, I had a wonderful experience. The 30 residents who were in the audience were an enthusiastic and warm crowd. I’ve since come back to the Cadillac Hotel over and over again to perform for one of my favorite audiences. Recently while doing a concert there, Kathy seemed very upset. When I talked with her, she told me that they had recently received an order from the city to upgrade the buildings electrical system at a cost of over $300,000. We decided it would be good idea to host a benefit concert to help out. Along with the Cadillac Hotel, also in jeopardy is a doctor’s office for Chinese immigrants, the Bay Area Women’s and Children’s Center, a HeadStart program for 40 children, the Tenderloin Museum and SF Clean City. The Cadillac Hotel Benefit concert will be held on November 14 from 12 – 5 p.m. featuring diverse acts like Lavay Smith (1940’s swing), Melissa Cruz (flamenco dancer) ragtime pianist Wendy DeWitt, and of course the Dirty Cello band. The concert will be free, but we’ll be asking for donations to help Kathy manage the electrical upgrade bill. For more information visit www.dirtycello.com.

Cellar’ welcomes The Honeymooners, performing instrumental originals, jazz standards, and pop/rock covers with a jazzy twist. Combining jazz, world, folk, pop, and rock influences, The Honeymooners create a distinct and fun sound. Performances are relaxing and romantic. Greens On Tenth, 953 10th St. Doors at 7, concert at 8. General admission $15. Call 209-543-5306 for more info. Saturday 11/7 - Local gypsy jazz/swing band Hot Club Faux Gitane performs at the Barkin’ Dog Grill (940 11th St.) at 7 PM. Enjoy their swanky sounds along with the Dog’s savory food. Saturday 11/14 - Electro-acoustic ethnopop artist Jessa Young (a.k.a. Morphic Dream) will be visiting from Seattle to perform at Dewz Wine Bar, 1505 J St. She’ll

give a couple sets starting at 7 PM. Jessa’s music has been featured on national radio. Come enjoy her mix of keyboard, Native American flute, and lush vocals. Thursday 11/19 - Townsend Opera’s recital series comes to Café Deva (1202 J St.) with the duo of soprano Alison Collins and tenor Greg Pyatt. They’ll sing some jazz and classical pieces, along with Broadway favorites. Concert at 7:30 PM. More info at www.townsendopera.com. Friday 11/27 - Modesto Unplugged presents a Black Friday songwriter showcase at Barkin’ Dog Grill. Americana duo Alanna Fugate & Jonathan Bramel (on tour from Louisville, KY) will be joined by bay area multi-instrumentalist Liz Ryder and more. Music starts at 7 PM, $5 cover.

Modesto’s November acoustic music calendar: Friday 11/6 - Modesto Unplugged and ModestoView’s monthly series ‘Live In The

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Fabulous Façades by Barrett Lipomi

November Movies As an architect in the central valley I have

designed many buildings using stucco as the exterior finish. This wonderfully versatile, economical and fire resistant product has been used in various forms and building types for thousands of years.  However over the past several decades stucco has too often been used on the wrong buildings and in the wrong ways.  Notable examples can be found in downtown Modesto where building owners have used it to recklessly cover up historic brick and stone building facades.  This isn’t something that has just occurred in the past, it is still happening today.  However one building on the 900 block of Tenth Street has given me hope for the

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future.    The owner of Greens is renovating the suite next door to their existing business at 953 10th street.  This suite is part of the historic Ward Building.  During this renovation they have torn down the stucco that covered the original building and have been restoring the historic façade.  Although the project is still in progress, the transformation is remarkable.  Built in 1911 the J.L. Ward Building located on 10th street between I and J, was designed by San Francisco Architect Bernard Joseph.  The building has housed many businesses over the years including the J.L. Ward Furniture Company, the Modesto Bakery as well as JC Penny.  Large glass windows topped with transoms on the first floor welcomed visitors to walk up and look inside.  Above, the decorative brick patterns, quoins, and keystones elegantly framed large rectangular windows.  This is how the building looked over a century ago.  That is not the case today.  The original building facade remained intact for many decades.  However somewhere along the way and renovation after renovation, the original building became almost unrecognizable.  The building owners had placed flat, beige stucco over nearly the entire façade.  Thankfully for one portion of the building, this is no longer the case.  The stark contrast between the newly restored historic façade and the adjacent suites that are still covered with stucco has never been more apparent.  It is also encouraging that the City of Modesto has a Physical Improvements Incentives Program that allows for a grant of up to $10,000 for façade restorations within the downtown core.  Projects like this one at Greens can qualify for this grant, and are a step in the right direction for downtown Modesto.  I hope that others follow their lead and restore our history while revitalizing downtown for the future.

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ROCKABILLY

Who puts the Rocking Swing in your Town ?

Support local non-profits-

by Jennifer Allsup

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tight embraces. I DO !!! One hair stylist, a single mom, one vocalist with a tone of Barbara Madrell’s old stuff is local business owner of Tangled T’s and vocal front women Tiffany Rose and the Outlaw Hearts. Tiffany Rose and her band Ray Vazira, and Amie Astelle have been rocking for a few years Now, I remember a certain street performance with her Eli Allsup and Richard Meeker on the street of 11th during the Graffiti parade. She also has played many shows as an opener for touring bands like the Urban Pioneers and recording artist singer song writer Amy LaVere. Tiffany has great passion whether she is doing a cover or an original. While running her business and raising her precious little Drew. She is always willing to take the extra mile to perform, get out and about in Modesto. Check out these lovely ladies and there talents ! It we be well worth the listen.  SUPOPORT LOCAL MUSICIANS AND MUSIC

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or visit our new ModSpot Retail Store at 1220 J St. Modesto Profits of ModestoGraffitiUSA support local non-profits including: Peer Recovery Gallery, Music in Schools and Hope Haven West.

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There are three powerhouse ladies that perform in our Rockabilly scene in Modesto. All lovely ladies with different backgrounds. Let’s start with Amie “Astelle” Alton. A freelance photographer for Lady Luck LLC is her day job. When, Amie is not shooting beautiful pin-up ladies, Amie is slappin’ that stand up bass whether on the streets of downtown Modesto or in a venue like coffee shops and a big stage like the Fat Cat. Amie also plays with numerous artists as a fill in for The Urban Pioneers out of TN, With Liz Sloan amazing fiddle player, Jared McGovern on vocals and guitar. Keith is gracious enough to sit out and allow Amie to step in. Amie also plays with Tony Trevino, Ray Vazira, Eli Allsup and Mike Allsup amongst others. Amie would love to travel with her bass and other musicians. One day that will come true. Amie and her bestie Shelly Sin also have a country based band that will be up and coming. Please stay tuned more from Amie. Or if you see her street performing. I suggest you stop and take a look at her mad skills, slappin that bass on the streets. The lovely and talented Tess Boyd a lady that has an amazing range on vocals, plays the ukulele and guitar. Tess is the front woman for the “Honey Shots”, who are on the Hi Ho Sliver record label owned and produced by Rick Torres in Sonora. I first met Tess many many years ago on stage singing her heart out with her husband Devon Boyd. Tess, has the voice of Wanda Jackson. Tess, has opened for the Mr.Tubbs & Modern Day Troubadours, The Saddle Tramps, Reverend Horton Heat in Modesto. Tess and her band can do covers and perform her originals as well. The Honey Shots are for hire in your club or private parties. Or if you like singer/songwriters she also does a solo project. She is a strong handed lady and not one to be reckoned with, unless you love those

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INTER Cynthia Birdsill

Community and Economic Development Director, City of Modesto by Chris Murphy Cynthia Birdsill is one of the newest additions to the City of Modesto staff. In our January 2015 interview with City Manager Jim Holgersson, he indicated that there were really good things coming in regards to economic development.  We are seeing those come to life now.   ModestoView is very pleased to welcome Cynthia “Cindy” Birdsill to Modesto.  Economic development requires bold vision, understanding of the needs of the city, developers and the new business that create our local jobs. Cindy has been on all sides of this equation and will bring her new calculus and ideas to jump start our local economy and to create an economic engine that will accelerate over the next few decades.  Cindy, an artist and graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (BA), the University of Connecticut (JD), and Towson University (MFA), has worked as a scenic artist, a lawyer, and an economic developer, most recently in Coral Gables Florida. Her husband Jeff, is also an artist with many showings to his credit and teaches art in schools.  We are very fortunate to have them here in town, so let’s meet Cindy.

Cindy and her husband, Jeff MV: I feel that we have come through some tough years and we are on the upswing, what opportunities does this present to the City of Modesto? CB: I agree, it appears the economy is on the upswing. According to the State of California’s Employment Development Department, the unemployment rate in the County was 7.6 percent in September, which was down from 8.4 percent in August, and also below last year September, which was 9.5 percent.  In addition, Modesto Junior College is exploring several four year degree opportunities, including in the clinical work and specialty areas, that will help to provide workforce for the City’s growing medical sector.  Development is also increasing.  This provides opportunities for Modesto to train workforce and grow employment opportunities, to bring businesses to the City, and to increase entertainment and cultural offerings that will help to attract businesses and residents. 

ModestoView: How did you get into Economic Development from your original artistic background? Cindy Birdsill: Well actually, I went from art and theater to law.  I had the good fortune of landing at The Rouse Company as a commercial real estate development attorney for over 8 years.  Rouse created one of the first planned communities in the country (Columbia, Maryland) and also was a leader in the shopping center and community shopping industry.  That experience was a strong foundation for economic development, as both require a focus on the community and positive community growth.  MV:  What was that that made you choose Modesto? CB: I think the people.  Everyone is so friendly and welcoming.  In addition, I really like the agricultural history and landscape surrounding the urban core.  I grew up in Sylvania, Ohio, and Modesto reminds me a lot of my hometown.  My husband Jeff and I feel like we are home here. 

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MV: How do you think your art background will benefit your job as a champion for economic development? CB: Modesto is a growing as a cultural destination.  With the Gallo Center, the State Theater, the McHenry Mansion and Museum, among others - as well as the fine dining – Modesto is  a destination for cultural tourism.  The City also has a new Art in Public Places ordinance to encourage a diverse and culturally rich environment.   In my role as the Economic & Cultural Development Director for Coral Gables, Florida, I ran the City’s programs for art in public places, cultural events, and cultural grants, and will bring B

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that experience and skill set to enhancing the cultural life of Modesto. As the Americans for the Arts organization has worked to educate governments throughout the nation, culture is a distinct business sector that is important in an area’s economy.  They have a great Arts and Economic Prosperity calculator on their website  that can show how an organization affects the local economy with employment and economic impact.  http://www. americansforthearts.org/by-program/reportsand-data/research-studies-publications/artseconomic-prosperity-iv/calculator   MV: What are some of your first impressions of Modesto as you get settled in? CB: I think Modesto is very aesthetically engaging.  I am very impressed with the detail of the downtown architecture – from the recent façade renovation by Greens to the beautifully appointed historic McHenry mansion.  The City is also unique with its mature and extensive urban forest, which I hope we will be able to continue to grow.    MV: What do you think some of the low hanging fruit issues are in Modesto? CB: The recent life that has been breathed into the downtown is an exciting development for the City.  More and more quality restaurants are making the downtown a place to gather and experience its pedestrian friendly environment.  I think we need to continue to encourage the downtown growth as one of the City’s most prominent public spaces for its citizens.  The plans for an integrated courthouse on Tenth Street will further strengthen the City’s and County’s government center.  In addition, we

are seeing a growing medical sector in the City, that should be cultivated, especially with workforce support. The Stanislaus Business Alliance recently published results showing that 76% of businesses in the County plan to expand, and 77% are investing in research and development.  This means we should also be supporting and growing our local businesses.    MV: What have other cities that are similar to Modesto done to break out of economic hard times? CB: Cities across the Nation have struggled to recover from the economic downturn.  At times like these, it is tempting to cut back on investing in infrastructure and initiatives that make the community attractive to businesses, residents, and visitors.  However, to disregard these improvements can accelerate a downward spiral for the local economy if it loses its competitive edge. Luckily Modesto has retained a lot of the great bones and architectural detail of a vibrant downtown.  You can see that cities like Livermore that have developed their downtown district become attractions in themselves, and are places that people want to be.     MV: How important do you think arts and cultural assets are to economic development? CB: Arts and culture are becoming increasingly important for Americans to remain competitive in the global market place.  We have always had the ability to innovate and bring a sense of creativity that increases value, and continuing to develop our abilities in these area will help us strengthen our economy.   To do this well, we need to develop both sides of the brain from an early age through adulthood, rounding out the logical with the creative.   As the leading economist Richard Florida has said, we live in a time where there is “the rise of creativity as a fundamental economic driver, and the rise of a new social class, the Creative Class,” which is a group that can include scientists, engineers, chefs, architects, designers, writers, artists or musician – any profession that involves creativity is a key factor.    Experiencing arts and culture also allows us to connect and grow in a positive way, as we experience our ability to transcend, inspire, and commune.      MV: How important is downtown vibrancy as it relates to city-wide economic advancement? CB: Cities and regions will need lively neighborhoods and business districts, cultural and recreational attractions, a great sense of place, protected natural areas and deep pride in local character to thrive in this century.  In particular, communities need public

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spaces where people can gather and interact on neutral ground. Social well-being and psychological health depend in part upon our ability to engage with our community. Having a welcoming and comforting public space on the streets of our downtown by making them more pedestrian-friendly is key.  A walkable downtown shopping and dining district quickly can become a magnet for both public life and economic expansion, enriching the entire community.    Most surveys show that Millennials are in large part actively seeking pedestrian friendly communities where they can walk or bike to work, to shopping and dining, and  to stores and services that meet their daily needs.  For Modesto to remain

competitive, it needs to become the place where businesses and people want to be.   MV: Describe your perfect day? CB: A perfect day for me is one where I feel connected to my family (including my pets), to my community, to nature and allows me to enjoy an artistic expression like reading a good book, painting, playing piano, eating or cooking great fresh and healthy food, and drinking fine wine.      MV: And, our signature question, Beatles or Stones?  CB: Beatles.  I love I’ve Got a Feeling and For You Blue.

Cindy Birdsill and Mayor Marsh

ZEN by Mary Layton If it wasn’t for farmers planting seeds we

wouldn’t have all the beautiful almond and walnut orchards we enjoy today. And the fruits of their labor are shipped around the world. It is a big part of California’s economy, supplying jobs, livelihoods for thousands of families, these seeds planted for the generations to come. Birds and squirrels add to this bounty, their designs often hidden from our eyes and understanding. I find little walnut seedlings throughout my yard all year long. What an amazing drive of nature to preserve life! A lot of things go into planting a seed well and then raising it to its full potential. You have to have knowledge and foresight. You have to be consistent in your caring for it, make sure it has good soil, enough water and sun. Protect it from pests and weeds. And an impassioned love for the work involved is absolutely essential for growing things well. Without the drive that love engages, one would be hard pressed to keep up the discipline, responsibility and commitment growing living things requires. I believe the same is true for teachers. They also try to plant a “seed” when planning a lesson. For example: There’s a certain idea that you

want to give a student, project a specific feeling that will propel him to learn a particular thing. Without him or her noticing it you slip in that seed; it may come in the form of a question, a remark or through pointing out something. The farmer plants his seed into the soil, the teacher plants a new idea into the student: a relationship is formed from the act. Attentiveness, good timing and consistency bring good results. Like most students in the beginning of learning T’ai Chi, I also wanted to learn everything as fast as possible. It took a long time to understand that ‘fast’ was the wrong approach. Growing and learning to the new learner is such serious business. Sometimes you think you know everything when you actually barely have scratched the surface. This discovery may be discouraging to some. I found it was much better to learn things more slowly because things take better root that way. Progress is more thorough. I have been teaching T’ai Chi for the past 30 years and have seen many people come and go. A new crop of students will show up, stay for a while and leave again. But for those who stay there is the reward of improving and going to the next level. Some of those students have become teachers and so the cycle of life continues. The fruits of the lesson continue on for the next generations.   For more info go to : taichi4modesto.com or call (209) 572-4518

MAKE Memories THIS SEASON AT PHOTO BY FLICKR CC- CHRIS HAU

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CORNER OF 11TH & K STREETS, MODESTO NOV. 21 - JAN. 24, 7 DAYS/WK

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Saturday, November 28th / 6pm-10pm by Chris Murphy & Brandi Brown Mod Shop Vendor Highlights By Kate Trompetter

P eople who make things by hand are amazing. People who actually fix things are even more amazing. This goes hand in hand as it were, as the world gets consumed by faceless small electronics with i-this and e-that, we lose touch with the things that we can actually touch and feel and make us feel real.     People say the millennials are not into our heritage and history, but my friends, I think it is just the opposite.  People want value, something real, something handmade and special. We are craving our authenticity. As time goes by faster and the world moves quicker, we need that sense of connection about who we are, where we came from and we crave the quality of something handmade.  Well my friends, downtown Modesto is loaded with such gems, and ModShop will showcase the world of the handmade.  On November 28, head to downtown Modesto and take your time and enjoy the over 60 crafters and makers and the special show case of kids crafts at Mini Mod Shop.  The creators of this fine event are Kate Trompetter, Ruhi Sheikh and Tricia Rosemore.  ModShop is bigger than ever and new places have been created to hold more vendors. There will be more music, more variety and as the Beatles once said, “A splendid time is guaranteed for all.”  Let’s take a tour, shall we

Alpaca Coterie is Julia (Nish) Wignall from Modesto. Nish has been designing and making clothing for 10 years under different fashion labels. She has two companies with her husband (Matteblack and Alpaca Coterie). Together they make t-shirts, scarves, accessories, baby items, and different textile designs.

“I love this event. The Saturday after Thanksgiving has become, not just Small Business

Saturday, but a Modesto evening full of family, friendship, celebration of our downtown, music, and the talent that exists in our valley. It’s an evening for everyone.” – Kate Trompetter

Happy Kamper Soaps Started off as a DIY solution to Patricia Kamper and her family’s annual winter skin issues. She makes handmade soaps, balms, clay masks, and lotions from premium and skin friendly ingredients. She only uses natural colors and scents like clays and essential oils. She is based in the Wood Colony area of Modesto and has been making handmade, cold/hot processed soaps for almost 5 years.

“Mod Shop creates a great opportunity for our community to come together and support our local artists and small business owners. There is a wealth of talent here and I love seeing J St packed full of people with their arms full of one of a kind treasures, knowing each dollar spent is helping a local artists grow their business” – Tricia Rosenow

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Megan James (aka The Comic Crafter) A true nerd at heart. She draws inspiration from comics, video games, tv and pop culture to create original and one-of-a-kind crafts. Her booth will feature upcycled small furniture, accessories and paintings using many different mediums. Beyond crafting, she loves theatre arts, dogs and cooking.

Estherose Molina Recycled Wood Creations (RWC) Makes rustic/modern signage for home or business, Americana style wooden flags, signs and wine racks. They are a very small business that primarily deals with custom orders, RWC products can also be purchased at local small business, Farm House in Turlock.

A teacher by day and maker by night. She specializes in handmade pin-back buttons, magnets, and pocket mirrors. She also makes custom hand-carved rubber stamps. The services Estherose provides are great for promoting your business, event or party and she loves to support small businesses and local artists. Find her on most social media: @LeRoseHearts

“This year, we are especially in love with our new vendor space: the Galletto patio. It’s open, airy, romantic, and the lighting is gorgeous. Also, Mini Mod Shop will be taking place for the second year. Mistlin Gallery will be hosting our budding entrepreneurs who are ready to dazzle Modesto with their creative flair. One cool Mini Mod Shop booth is a local 4-H Group called “Goat Milk Soap.” These hardworking young ladies make lotions and soaps made from their own goats. They use the funds they raise to pay for 4H shows and fair fees.  You can check them out on their FB page https://www.facebook.com/ GoatMilkSoapEmpire4H.” – Ruhi Sheikh

Bean-counter Twisted Cyprus aka Kristy Tribuzio – Henna Artist. She makes beautifully Coffee Roasters crafted, henna-adorned art. From painting your body to wood Because life is too short to drink sub-par coffee. That’s how this all started. Home, office, breakfast cafe, gas station, coffee shop. It’s doesn’t matter where you are, Ian believes bad coffee is all around us, which is why he founded Bean-counter Coffee Roasters. He wanted to make great coffee, and he has!

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crafts, a mask, drum, or a gourd, her henna-inspired artistry is not to miss. She does parties, festivals and other special events, as well as individual sessions.

Savlabot

Started as a way to share ideas with the rest of the world. Savla, founder of Savlabot, loves to knit, crochet, sew, bake, and more. She creates stylish handmade crafts for children and adults including beanies, sun hats, headbands and scarves.

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in Turlock for some boot stopping twang with Cottonwood Creek (2014 Americana). November 19th Johnny & Kelly (2000 Blues) are always a fun time at P.Wexford’s. January 16th I know it is still a little ways off, but tickets are near sold out for Big Earl and the Cryin’ Shame (2009/2015 Blues) CD Release at the Gallo Center. These guys are one of the best acts around, period, and if you have not seen them live here is a perfect chance to rectify that mistake. This year Latin Music was represented at the MAMAs and the Mike Torres Band tore it up and had the place jumping. They also took home the very first Latin MAMA. Catch this band live any chance you get. In fact, get acquainted with all the nominees in the Latin category. You will thank us if you do. As always, you can catch some very talented young and seasoned performers at the many Open Mics around the area. Queen Bean Modesto on Sunday, Sweet Lu’s in Ceres on Tuesday, CowTrack in Oakdale and Rebels in Stockton on Wednesday. Get out and sign up at one or all of these and maybe you will be our next big MAMA winner. Thanks once again to all the venues, restaurants, cafes and art spaces that let live music flourish in the Central Valley. Once again: I encourage you all to get out as much as you can to not just support local talent but to feed your soul with it.

by Middagh Goodwin Is it November already? We have started a new fiscal year with the Modesto Area Music Awards wrapped up. What an amazing night that was! Congratulations to all the winners and good luck to all the MAMAnees; your music feeds our souls. Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and I am truly grateful to be a part of such a creative community, writing for ModestoView, working with TeamMAMA and being on the board for Modesto-Con. Do you all know about ModestoCon yet? It is scheduled for July 9th and 10th next year at Modesto Centre Plaza so make plans now to join us. Something everyone in the Modesto Area should be thankful for is all the great talent and wonderful venues to catch performances at. November 6th head over to the Titled Turtle on 9th St. and catch Triple D (2014 Blue Collar). They recently opened and do live music and the word is comedy is planned in the near future. If you like things a little darker catch the Medusas (2009Alt/Indie) celebrating their record release at Deva Cafe with Tuxedo Gleam. November 7th at Deva Café catch Dandelion Massacre (2011Alt/Indie& 2015 Punk) with Sledding with Tigers (have you heard their ode to SpaceJam?). November 13th head out to The Udder Place

SAFE DRIVING IS NO ACCIDENT. Don’t let distractions drive you to danger.

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Middagh Goodwin, Beat Happy! Music Established 1986

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PORTAL By Chris Murphy

The Portal Elders on Parade

Have you been abducted by an alien? Really, I “seen” ‘em too! There is something really cool happening here in Modesto over by MJC.  There is an unusual time space warp that has created a hole in our solar system and a Portal has been created.   Yes, this amazing place that by day is home to the Hope Haven West, a wonderful non-profit organization that supplies wheel chairs to people in central and south America, is by night, set to become a beacon of live music.   Designed after the places like the Freight & Salvage in Berkeley, the Portal has already hosted some amazing live performances.  This is a cool space with interstellar relics and hypnotizing black hole nebula. 

Lonny Davis and Jon Camp Coming this month on November 21 is Francesca Bavarro opening for Bongo & The Point! Event is free, food & drink available for purchase.  Doors at 6, Music at 7. Event planners, please note this space may be made available to non-profits in the area and for cool events by Rotary Clubs etc.  Great parking lot for food trucks and festival seating.  Make sure that you take time to contribute to Hope Haven West for this amazing wheelchair project.  http://www. hopehavenwest.com/ The Portal 1324 Coldwell, Modesto www.unclelonnypresents.com

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AUTHOR “Report of Separation” In honor of Veterans Day by Ken White

It’s amazing how little we know about our parents. Their hopes and dreams at the various stages of their lives. Once upon a time, my brother gave me a copy of my father’s U.S. Marine Corps Report of Separation – Form NAVMC 78-PD. It was basically his discharge papers; a snapshot of the recruit just before he transitioned back into the real world. Nicely typed out on a manual typewriter with the requisite carbon paper copy. As I scanned the document, I wondered who came up with the titles for each section and the required data for each. It listed all the usual facts: name, address, date and place of birth, race, sex, citizenry, marriage status, rank, pay grade, and serial number. Where and when he entered and exited service, and type of discharge. Then it got into more interesting territory. His RECORD OF MARINE CORPS SERVICE held the first new information for me. His military specialty was “Guard duty.” Did that mean that was what he volunteered for, what he was ordered to, what he was interested in, or what fell to him by default? His principal military duty was “Machine Gun crueman” which, I assumed, was a misspelling of crewman. Or not. I remembered him telling us that’s what he did, when he chose to talk about the service, which wasn’t often. I wondered what kind of machine gun? How many men were in the “crue”? How many men did he kill? He would never say. We never pressed. His EMPLOYMENT AND NON-SERVICE EDUCATIONAL DATA offered many additional surprises. His civilian occupation before he enlisted was “Student (H.S.).” He had enlisted at age 17 ½ before graduating from high school. His dad, Grampa Owl, accepted his diploma on graduation night. My dad had no secondary occupation listed. He had no last employer. He was a kid caught up in the patriotic fever infecting his country at the time. He and most of his buddies signed up to kill some Japs or Krauts or Wops. And that’s what they did. After he’d been in the service for a short while, Dad called one of his buddies, who I was named after, and told him to forget the Marines and join the Navy, which his friend promptly did. Under Trade Courses, nothing was listed. Under Courses of Greatest Interest was listed “Physical Ed.” Did that mean he was a jock, or that phys ed came easily? Did he want to become a PE teacher? Why does one pick PE as a course of interest? I wished I could ask him. PREFERENCES was the most revealing because it gave us a glimpse of his dreams, as well as the most frustrating because it raised so many questions. Under Preference for Additional Training, he listed “University.” I knew he had always wanted to go to college under the G.I. Bill, but marriage and a family quickly derailed that and forced him to abandon his young boy ways. He always said he wanted to be an architect, which reminded me of George Bailey in It’s a Wonderful Life and all those who lived “lives of quiet desperation,” waiting for some day to arrive when they could do all those things they had daily dreamed of doing; all those “some days” that many people never cross off their “to-do” list. In his later years, he never missed going to a local stock car or NASCAR race. And each year, he meticulously charted with pen and paper the lap-by-lap progress of the Indy 500 on the back patio, while listening to the radio perched on top of the outdoor oven in the days before TV and ABC’s Wide World of Sports coverage, which led me to wonder if he had dreams of being Parnelli Jones or A.J. Foyt or Bobby Rahal. Under Job Preference, my father listed “F.B.I.” I had never known that, or didn’t recall knowing that. What was it about the FBI that had interested him? Had he been inspired by G-Men movies? By J. Edgar Hoover and Elliot Ness taking down Capone and Nitti? Guns, I doubt it. Forensics, probably not because he didn’t like death. Investigation, perhaps, because it was a puzzle and a challenge. Maybe it was just exotic. Perhaps he was really just ready to do something as far removed as possible from Manteca and the Central Valley. As I looked at the simple document, I wondered what happened to the young man sitting in a wooden chair beside the uniformed clerk who asked him the questions and meticulously typed in his responses? What turns in life changed what he wanted to be to what he finally became? I would never know because I never asked and he was no longer here to ask. All that history died with him. Such a loss. For us all.

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JAZZ&BLUES If You Luv Music Your Gonna Luv This by Eric Benson Everybody likes funraisers and this one is for a great cause celebrating a great local musician that left us too soon!. The event is a fundraiser for the Wendell White Scholarship Nov 8th at the Barkin’ Dog Grill noon to 5 PM, an all-star jam with Penny Gail White, Dave Dow hosting with guests: the Sensations, Dave Souza, Pat Governor and many others celebrating his music and the music he loved. Tickets are 10 dollars which includes a CD of Wendell’s music. There will be a silent auction and other ways to donate to the scholarship fund in Wendell’s name to support musicians with lessons. Hope to see you there! Blue Monday Party & invitational jam returns to the Barkin’ Dog Grill the second Monday Nov 2th with house band, the Blue Monday Ultra Lounge Band. Bringing back an amazing local front man vocalist, guitar and

Blue Monday Jam at the Barkin’ Dog   bass player Dave Souza. If you came last month you know Dave is amazing, with the Sensations last month rocked the house.  We will do doing some of Dave’s standards, R & B, Soul, Funk and Rock to get the party started. On Blue Monday the  house band  Ultra Lounge  the usual cast of criminals will accompany him will be: Johnny Valdes guitar, Tim Allen bass, vocals, Dave Hawks on drums, Eric Benson, Pat Governor on Keys, Andrew Rosenblum on horns and sax, and Jamie Dubberly trombonist and arranger.  The jam this month will features Jazz, R & B, Funk, Latin and a little of

everything else with special guests sitting in for listening and dancing. Show from 7 to 10:00 PM with food and drink available in all age venue. Call the Dog for reservations: 572-2341.  If you play come on down and sit in with the best musicians in the area, it’s gonna be smokin’. Off the beatin path: Newman Theatre in Newman brings in Friday Nov 13 James Garner Johnny Cash tribute, and Fleetwood Mask, a Fleetwood Mack tribute endorsed by Mick himself on Nov 21st. Call the theatre for the low down on the hoedown: 862-4490. The trip is well worth the drive in a vintage restored theatre environment. Lowdown on the jam session in the downtown: Barkin’ Dog Thursday night jazz jams with Dave Dow, Queen Bean Sundays open mike night also in an all age environment.   Remember please support our local live venues for live music and the arts. So take some time out to hear some live music and the arts of our own town as well this month, think globally and act locally. All the best, peace out! Eric Benson, cell 209, 918-7033.

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in the Modesto High School Auditorium on November 6, 7, 13, and 14. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a comic romp about six potential spelling champions, their families, and the adults who manage the chaos that is the spelling bee. Each of the spellers brings their foibles and faults, skills and coping methods to the competition and the result is a hilarious look into parenting, overachieving students, and the nature of competition through the eyes of today’s youth. All shows start at 7:30 P.M. Tickets are available at the box office, which opens at 6:30 P.M. Tickets are $7 for students and $8 for general admission.

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opened...Escape Modesto! Five of my classmates and I, along with four new friends got to experience this for the first time. For those of you who don’t know, escape rooms are essentially real life video games. They all have different themes and within the room you get to search for clues, leading to more, to find the key to get out. In “King Tut’s Tomb”, we had an hour to solve the mix of riddles before we ran out of oxygen. Each member of our group helped in some sort of way to figuring out what certain things mean. The best part about this experience is that it is extremely all age and family oriented. A lot of the time, children are more creative than adults so bringing along someone younger would come to your advantage. In life, every single person has a different way of thinking. These escape rooms help you embrace whatever you skill is and makes everyone feel like a detective. It was absolutely thrilling and the next day at school, everyone couldn’t stop talking about it. Seri (one of

NONPROFIT that need it the most during the holidays. We like the Salvation Army because over 85% of all funds received go directly to those in need and all are served without discrimination.  The best way to help is not to give to people in the streets, but to give to organizations that do the most good in the right places.  The Salvation Army serves this way and you can be assured that your dollars actually go to food and shelter.   This is a very important issue that we can help solve.   You can also help support Salvation Army in other ways.  You can be a bell ringer for Salvation Army by calling 209-522-3209.   You can do this as an individual, a family, or with a group.  You can also give personal items that are needed in the shelters. Donations can N

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be taken to 320 9th St or 625 I St. Items needed are: toiletries, bedding, underwear & socks.  The shelter winter season begins Nov 2. Kettle Kick Off This is the big event of the year that was created by the legendary Modesto volunteer Bette Belle Smith.   Modesto starts the giving season off big!  Join your friends at the Modesto Center Plaza for the Salvation Army Kettle Kick Off.  Nearly $200,000 gets raised to help prepare for the winter and holiday season.   The Kick-off is Thursday, November 19, 11:30 at the Centre Plaza.  Tables are only $100 for a table of 10 and nearly sold out.  If you can’t make it please donate and support the teams that are raising $$.    http://www.salvationarmymodesto.org/

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the owners) explained to me that they were planning on switching the escape rooms every couple of months so people will have a reason to come back. There are currently two rooms, King Tut’s Treasure and a Prison Break. I am looking forward to going back with my newfound love for escape rooms. If you are interested in booking an escape, visit www.escapemodesto. com Its location is 912 11th Street in Downtown Modesto! Grab some food from Barkin Dog, or Firkin Fox to celebrate your escape. While you’re not out solving mysteries, help out a local girl scout troop! Girl Scouts is a great way to make friends and learn about giving back to your community. The sweet girls of Troop 3317 are having a blast presenting their new project. They are having a pajama and book drive on December 5th from 12 PM to 3 PM at the Our Lady of Fatima church parking lot. The supplies that they collect are going to children 0­-18 years old in foster homes and uneasy situations. All donations will be distributed to local kids. The goal is to collect 1,000 PJs.  The main reason for these girls’ outstanding efforts is their want to give others what they don’t have. You can see a video about the program at http:// youtu.be/BodjY4Eporw any questions email jrsanquinetti@msn.com  I am excited for what this month will bring, hope you all have a great one! Much love Motown!

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On September 19th I had the pleasure in not only being the DJ and Entertainer for the final Memorial Medical Center’s Cancer Awareness Run & Ride; but also to run this race for the last time. Or maybe not? On that day and many days after that the same question was asked in regards to. “Who will keep this one of kind Fitness Event going?” The answer was and is still the same, no one. This is why I’ve decided to help plant the idea seed here to the folks from my own fitness clubs such as The Stanislaus County Bicycle Club and The Shadow Chase Running Club, along with the 3 biggest bicycle shops in our area. I realize that coming together to work on one project can be challenging, but I’d like to invite these businesses to give this idea some thought. The benefits of keeping this event going are huge, not only from a fitness and business point of view but more importantly from a healthy

community and charitable view. I mean, why not? This run and ride event has already been established for 10 years thanks to the good folks at Memorial Medical Center. People will come! Sure it could be the same, but also different with the proceeds to help benefit our local food banks. Just like cancer, hunger doesn’t discriminate. This could mean helping to stock up our local food banks with food and recourses from a September Run and Ride just in time for the upcoming holiday season. Below are a few statistics provided by our friends from Memorial Medical Center. Friends, let’s come together on this so we can continue to keep such positive, healthy lifestyle Events like this in our great city of Modesto. Below are some overall Cancer Awareness Run & Ride event totals which include the 2015 event: Since 2004: 4,496 runners and walkers have

Growth of the Run: First event in 2004: there were 208 registered participants and this year (2015) there were 651. Growth of the Ride: First Ride in 2006, there were 173 registered participants and this year (2015) there were 802.

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Saturday, November, 7th 9am-2pm Trinity United Presbyterian Church 1600 Carver Road, Modesto Get a jump on your Christmas Shopping and join us at the Annual Boutique & Shopping Day at Trinity! Gourmet Coffees are available for your shopping pleasure! We have a wide variety of vendors with gorgeous gifts and holiday items.

POETRY My Father, The Tailor by Sam Pierstorff By 16, you’d become a master liar— telling the U.S. Marines you were 18. They rewarded you with a trip to Korea to fight the North, to eventually drive a jeep over a landmine, to be launched from the driver’s seat onto the banks of the Kum River.

I slip the jeans back on, trace my fingers along the now-gone tear—thin like the blue line of a river on a world map. Three decades pass. Our lives split by divorce, college, my job that put 300 miles of freeway between us, the roads paved with your silence—

Medics sewed you back together, tweezing shrapnel from your left shin that is covered now by a red rose tattoo. “Those sutures saved my leg,” you tell me as you stitch the hole in my Levi’s.

until one day when you call to accuse me of things I have never done—made-up stories careening out of your mouth like cars on rain-flooded streets. Every stitch of yourself unravels with hatred and rage.

I’m eight years old, sitting at the edge of your bed in Green Lantern Underoos, watching your sewing needle swim like a dolphin through waves of ripped denim. “All men should learn how to sew,” you mumble, holding the needle between your lips to tie off the thread. “There you go, kid. Good as new.”

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BARGAIN Happy November, Modesto! by Monica Barber

Sun sets a little earlier this evening in Downtown Modesto and Ms. M realizes that the time change is coming. Much like life, you have the choice to change how you see it, and time won’t wait for you to see it all differently. You might miss something if you aren’t paying attention. Anyhow, it’s that time of year where gratitude is what you make it. Being thankful is something people don’t often have or make space for. Do you and your wallet a favor by budgeting in a little gratitude by enjoying your community and loved ones. Here’s some ways to appreciate November in Modesto! Kick off your month with a little music at Greens on Tenth on November 6th. The Cellar welcomes the Honeymooners performing some jazz, originals and modern hits with an eclectic spin. Tickets: $15. Doors: 7pm. Show: 8pm. Reservations can be made by calling: 209-543-5306. More info: http:// www.modestounplugged.com/showcases. html Celebrate those men and women in uniform in a big way! Turn out for this year’s Veteran’s Day Parade on November 11th. It’s an experience and example to share patriotism

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November 1 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Acoustic Live Music Blithe Spirit Bunnicula FOE Breakfast Harvest Haunt Train Ride Harvest Haunt Train Ride Harvest Haunt Train Ride Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Karaoke with Laura Magic the Gathering Tournament Nick Campos Peter Rabbit & Friends Queen Bean Open Mic Night Seniors Club Breakfast The Big Mix Truth VFW Breakfast ZombieWalk November 2 American Trivia with Uncle John Animal Adventures Blue Monday with Eric Bensen & Dave Souza Dance Exercise Class Diary of a Wimpy Kid Party Heroclix Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Maxi’s Happy Hour Open Mic At Shooters Overreaters Anonymous Preschool Story Time Python Ron Truth Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms Yugioh Tournament November 3 Computer Basics Crazy 8’s Math Club Diary of a Wimpy Kid Party Forever Young Dance Club Golden Valley Chorus Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Music Maxi’s Happy Hour Painting with Spices Poetry Open Mic Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Steam Works Class Successful Thinkers Network Mtg Super Mario Smash Bros Tournament Sweet Open Talent & Mic Toastmaster Supper Club Tropical Latin jazz Truth Turlock Seniors Dance Wiggle Worms Word Intermediate Yoga with Rosa November 4 80s night/DJ Gully Board Game Night Book Club Book Faire Computer Basics Family Game Day Free QiGong Class Horseshoe tournament In One Accord Jim Ingram’s Band Jive Turkeys Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Maxi’s Happy Hour Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime Riverbank Golden Ages Truth Turkey Display Class Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong Warhammer 40k Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday November 5 Bikini Model Academy Book Faire Casanova’s Night Club Computer Basics

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Keyes Library Barkin’ Dog Grill Speakeasy, Modesto Modesto Library P. Wexford’s Modesto Kaiser Dale Rd, Modesto Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Sabatino’s, Modesto Deva Cafe, Modesto Surla’s, Moesto Battleground Games Maxi’s at Double Tree Forum Building 110 MJC MJC Auditorium Downtown Modesto 212 West F Street Hughson Library Patterson Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Maxi’s at Double Tree State Theatre, Modesto Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock Modesto High School Battered Beaver, Oakdale Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock Surla’s, Modesto Climax, Modesto Urbano, H St Modesto The Boardroom Nino’s Place, Modesto MJC, West, Science Center Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Battleground Games Maxi’s at Double Tree Gallo Center for the Arts Speakeasy, Modesto Redwood Cafe, Modesto The Fruit Yard, Modesto Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Greens on 10th, Modesto Greens on 10th, Modesto Crocodile’s, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Barkin’ Dog Grill VFW Hall, 2801 W. Hatch Nino’s Place, Modesto Chevron, 815 Kansas, Modesto Rite Aid, Pelandale & Sisk Modesto High School 1600 Carver Rd, Modesto Oakdale Bicycle Shop Battered Beaver, Oakdale Modesto Library Modesto Library Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock 118 Albers Rd, Modesto Surla’s, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Barkin’ Dog Grill Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock Geneva Presbyterian, Modesto Salida Library Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Intrinsic Elements, Modesto Climax Bar, Modesto Stadium on East Campus, MJC Downtown Modesto Gallo Center for the Arts 212 West F Street Shooters Bar & Grill, Clarion Inn Yogurt Station, Oakdale Battleground Games Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Oakdale Bike Shop Crocodile’s, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Battleground Games Battleground Games Cruisers, McHenry & Kiernan Deva Cafe, J St, Modesto Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock Adventist Church Fellowship Hall, Modesto Turlock Community Theatre Eagles Hall, Modesto 2301 Woodland Ave, Modesto Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Battleground Games Manteca Senior Center Maxi’s at Double Tree State Theatre, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe Denny’s 1525 McHenry Ave 424 Shadow Creek Ave, Oakdale Gallo Center for the Arts Crocodile’s, Modesto

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Have fun and be S afe! • Please Designate a Driver Truth Turn it up #2 for Wendell White hosted by Penny White USA Dance Ballroom Dacing VFW Breakfast November 9 American Trivia with Uncle John Blue Monday with Eric Bensen and friends Chocolate Tasting Dance Exercise Class Golden Leaf Craft Class Heroclix Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Maxi’s Happy Hour Open Mic At Shooters Overreaters Anonymous Preschool Story Time Truth Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms Yugioh Tournament November 10 All Ages Coloring Day Book Club Computer Basics Crazy 8’s Math Club Eggs are Everywhere Forever Young Dance Club Golden Valley Chorus Jam at Queen Bean Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Music Maxi’s Happy Hour Poetry reading and open Mic with Gillian Wegner Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Riverdance Shelter Singsational Stick Scarecrow Craft Successful Thinkers Network Mtg Super Mario Smash Bros Tournament Sweet Open Talent & Mic Toastmaster Supper Club Tropical Latin jazz Truth Turlock Seniors Dance Veteran Fair Info Wiggle Worms Yoga with Rosa November 11 80s night/DJ Gully Board Game Night Dice Masters Tournament Free QiGong Class Horseshoe tournament In One Accord Jive Turkeys Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Lunch Hour Meditation Maxi’s Happy Hour Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner Of Men and War Open Mic Night Riverbank Golden Ages Riverdance Stanislaus County Coin Club Toastmasters Daybreak Truth Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong Warhammer 40k Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday November 12 Art Around Town Casanova’s Night Club David Dow & Friends jam session DJ Tease Get Crafty: Pendants Golden Leaf Craft Class Hairspray Healthy Eating Class JerLisa Stitches of Love Teddy Bear Project Johnny & Kelly Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Kyle the Great Live Music Live Music Live Music & Paul’s Rustic Pizza Truck Magic the Gathering Commander Tournament Maxi’s Happy Hour Modesto Certified Farmer’s Market Most Likely to Suceed Oakdale Museum & History Center Preschool Story Time

State Theatre, Modesto Barkin’ Dog Grill Odd Fellows Hall, Hughson VFW Hall, 2801 W. Hatch Rivets American Grill, Modesto Barkin’ Dog Grill Modesto Library Salida Library Salida Library Battleground Games Ridgeway’s, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Shooters inside Clarion Inn, Modesto Sutter Gould Office, McHenry Ave Keyes Library State Theatre, Modesto Modesto Library Modesto Library Battleground Games Riverbank Library Salida Library Oakdale Library Oakdale Library Turlock Library Modesto Senior Center Mancini Hall, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Tiki Lounge Ridgeway’s, Modesto Vito’s, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Barkin’ Dog Grill Ceres Library Denair Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Gallo Center for the Arts State Theatre, Modesto Central Valley High, Ceres Hughson Library Round Table Pizza, 3848 McHenry Battleground Games Sweet Lu’s, Ceres Denny’s 1525 McHenry Ave Shooters Bar & Grill, Clarion Inn State Theatre, Modesto Turlock Senior Center Modesto EDD Office Modesto Library Patterson Library The Boardroom Battleground Games Battleground Games NTouch, Modesto Shively’s Bar & Grill, Oakdale Strings, Turlock Rivets American Grill, Modesto Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Intrinsic Elements, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Sabatino’s, Modesto P. Wexford’s Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Rivernank Community Center Gallo Center for the Arts Denny’s 1525 McHenry Ave Denny’s 1525 McHenry Ave State Theatre, Modesto First Methodist Church, Modesto Battleground Games Redwood Café, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Downtown Turlock Crocodile’s, Modesto Barkin’ Dog Grill Speakeasy, Modesto Denair Library Hughson Library Gallo Center for the Arts Kaiser Bangs Offices, Modesto 4300 Dale Road, Modesto P. Wexford’s Modesto Kaiser Dale Rd, Modesto Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Sabatino’s, Modesto Deva Cafe, Modesto Surla’s, Moesto Bella Vagos, Modesto Battleground Games Maxi’s at Double Tree Downtown Modesto State Theatre, Modesto 212 West F Street Hughson Library

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Salida Library Gallo Center for the Arts Modesto Library Ceres Library Maxi’s at Double Tree State Theatre, Modesto Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock

Python Ron Riverdance Spanish Preschool Storytime Thankful Turkey Craft Thirsty Thursdays Truth Turlock Sunshine Strummers November 13 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Battered Beaver Live DJs Bunnicula Cash Tribute with James Garner DJ & Live Music DJ Arnie DJ Otto & Guests DJ tease Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program GREG SCUDDER& THE BEER:30 BAND Hughson Senior Dance & Potluck Johnny Rocket & the Thrust Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Kathleen Madigan Magic the Gathering Tournament Maxi’s Happy Hour Neil & Matt Neil Buettner Rick Barnes Teens Rockin’ Jump The Weekend Dance Party VFW Hamburger Night November 14 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee America Recycles Drop Off B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Battered Beaver DJ Awal Bilingual Preschool Storytime Bunnicula Couponing Class DJ & Live Music DJ Tease Folk Dancing Lessons GOTCHA COVERED Hairspray Hairspray Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Locomotive Man Mizz Monique’s Dragalicious Show Modesto Certified Farmer’s Market Oakdale Museum & History Center Old School Saturdays Paquita La Del Barrio Pokemon Tournament Rockin’ Saturdays Saturday Easy D Ride Scarpbooking Fun The Weekend Dance Party TUOLUMNE RIVER TRUST Clean Up Turkey Bean Craft Turlock Uke Jamz Vanguard Tournament Yugioh Tournament November 15 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Acoustic Live Music Bunnicula EuroSunday Car Club FOE Breakfast Hairspray Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Karaoke with Laura Magic the Gathering Tournament Nick Campos Queen Bean Open Mic Night Seniors Club Breakfast Stanislaus Humanist’s Coffee Klatch The Big Mix Tootsie VFW Breakfast November 16 American Trivia with Uncle John Computer Basics Class Dance Exercise Class Family Game Night Heroclix Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Maxi’s Happy Hour Musical Monday Open Mic At Shooters Overreaters Anonymous Preschool Story Time Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms Yugioh Tournament November 17 All Ages Coloring Day Book Club Caregiver Coffee Break Computer Basics Crazy 8’s Math Club Elf the Musical

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Our local farmers markets are an

absolute treasure and will help you stay fit and healthy by eating fresh and tasty produce grown right here in the Central Valley. This handy list of local certified farmer’s market locations will help you find your groove and stay on track with your health goals. Remember to take your reusable bags, and ride your bike to the market when you can. Modesto- Yes of course, fruits and veggies, but here you can also find fresh eggs from MJC, purple potatoes and exotic mushrooms, baconon-a-stick from Green’s Market booth, fresh pita chips at the hummus booth, and even soaps, jellies and crafts. Music fans can boogie to tunes sponsored by ModestoView. Between H & I Streets on 15th St near the library. Thurs & Sats 7am-1pm (through December) Between H & I Streets on 15th St near the library. Thurs & Sats 7am-1pm

Chevron, 815 Kansas, Modesto Rite Aid, Pelandale & Sisk Modesto High School Cruisers, McHenry & Kiernan Oakdale Bicycle Shop Battered Beaver, Oakdale Modesto Library Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock Salida Library Surla’s, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock Nino’s Place, Modesto Gallo Center for the Arts Gallo Center for the Arts Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Barkin’ Dog Grill Climax Bar, Modesto Downtown Modesto 212 West F Street Shooters Bar & Grill, Clarion Inn Gallo Center for the Arts Battleground Games Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Oakdale Bike Shop Modesto Library Crocodile’s, Modesto Begin at 7th Street, Modesto Newman Library Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock Battleground Games Battleground Games

Kaiser Medical Center, Modesto Perfect location for people who want to take out two birds with one stone: Grab your week’s produce at the same time as your doctor’s appointment, or picking up a prescription. 4601 Dale Road, Thurs 8am-2pm (year-round)

Cruisers, McHenry & Kiernan Deva Cafe, J St, Modesto Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock Village Baking, Modesto Eagles Hall, Modesto Gallo Center for the Arts Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Battleground Games Maxi’s at Double Tree Queen Bean Cafe Denny’s 1525 McHenry Ave Queen Bean Cafe Crocodile’s, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto VFW Hall, 2801 W. Hatch Rivets American Grill, Modesto Modesto Library Salida Library Ceres Library Battleground Games Ridgeway’s, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Modesto Library Shooters inside Clarion Inn, Modesto Sutter Gould Office, McHenry Ave Keyes Library Modesto Library Modesto Library Battleground Games

Rite Aid 3900 Pelandale Ave, Modesto Sundays, 3:30pm3:50pm, Cruisers 4911 McHenry Ave, Modesto. 209 Farm Fresh Produce delivers your orders to the meet-up points. Order on their website, 209farmfreshproduce.com, or you can call or text your order 209-277-6719 and they we meet up for you to pick up your orders. (year-round)temperatures or who have to work during the day. Known for apricots, fresh herbs and community booths.

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Riverbank Library Oakdale Library Hospice, 4368 Spyres Way Oakdale Library Oakdale Library Gallo Center for the Arts

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CALENDAR Excel intermediate Forever Young Dance Club Fuzzy Turkey Craft Golden Valley Chorus Jam at Queen Bean Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Music Maxi’s Happy Hour N.Y. Film Critics Series James White Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Riverdance STEAM Roller Coaster Ski Successful Thinkers Network Mtg Super Mario Smash Bros Tournament Sweet Open Talent & Mic Toastmaster Supper Club Tropical Latin jazz Turkey Cone Craft Turlock Seniors Dance Wiggle Worms Yoga with Rosa November 18 80s night/DJ Gully As Seen on Pintrest Board Game Night Dinner Theatre Funstrummers Elf the Musical Fall Friends Mask Craft Fall painting Class Free QiGong Class Horseshoe tournament In One Accord Jive Turkeys Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Maxi’s Happy Hour Mug Decorating craft Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime Riverbank Golden Ages Riverdance Stanislaus Humanist’s Colloquium Thankful Craft Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong Warhammer 40k Wig Out Wednesdays with Nina West Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday November 19 Casanova’s Night Club Computer Basics David Dow & Friends jam session DJ Tease Email basics Hunger Games Party Johnny & Kelly Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Kyle the Great Live Music Live Music Magic the Gathering Commander Tournament Mason Jar Craft Maxi’s Happy Hour MJC Film & Lecture Series Modesto Certified Farmer’s Market Oakdale Museum & History Center Popsicle Stick Scarecrows Preschool Story Time Riverdance Spanish Preschool Storytime Third Thursday Art Walk Thirsty Thursdays Turlock Sunshine Strummers Vintage Faire Mall Kids Club November 20 Backyard Bookworms Battered Beaver Live DJs Bunnicula DJ & Live Music DJ Arnie DJ Otto & Guests DJ tease Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program Inherit the Wind Interfaith Ministries Tour Irish Cultural Society Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Magic the Gathering Tournament

Ice Skating is Coming!

This is one of the most exiting things to come to downtown Modesto in decades. The fun of skating is now back.  Ice Skating on real ice, party space, snack shacks and so much fun.   ModestoView has teamed up with Modesto On Ice so that we can celebrate the holidays with fun family activities.  You can rent the party tent, book group skating and best of all, when you are done, you can walk to over a dozen restaurants, see a movie, see Rockin’ Santa and so much more.  Downtown Modesto is the place to be this winter.  Skating sessions are 90 minutes and will begin Nov 22 and run through January.   www.modestooneice.com

Rockin’ Snow & Santa at Rockin Holiday on 10th St

will be Dec 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18 19  www.facebook.com/ rockinholiday

Check out ModSpot, at 1220 J St. ModestoView, Peer Recovery Gallery, Stanislaus Magazine and YES- Youth Employment Services Art, Recovery, Community, Music and Connections

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Modesto Library Modesto Senior Center Waterford Library Mancini Hall, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Tiki Lounge Ridgeway’s, Modesto Vito’s, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree State Theatre, Modesto Ceres Library Denair Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Gallo Center for the Arts Denair Library Round Table Pizza, 3848 McHenry Battleground Games Sweet Lu’s, Ceres Denny’s 1525 McHenry Ave Shooters Bar & Grill, Clarion Inn Turlock Library Turlock Senior Center Modesto Library Patterson Library The Boardroom Turlock Library Battleground Games Modesto Library Gallo Center for the Arts Keyes Library Patterson Library NTouch, Modesto Shively’s Bar & Grill, Oakdale Strings, Turlock Rivets American Grill, Modesto Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Oakdale Library Sabatino’s, Modesto P. Wexford’s Modesto Empire Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Newman Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Riverbank Community Center Gallo Center for the Arts Manteca Library Riverbank Library First Methodist Church, Modesto Battleground Games Tiki Lounge Redwood Café, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Crocodile’s, Modesto Salida Library Barkin’ Dog Grill Speakeasy, Modesto Modesto Library Hughson Library P. Wexford’s Modesto Kaiser Dale Rd, Modesto Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Sabatino’s, Modesto Deva Cafe, Modesto Surla’s, Moesto Battleground Games Keyes Library Maxi’s at Double Tree Forum Building 110 MJC Downtown Modesto 212 West F Street Empire Library Hughson Library Gallo Center for the Arts Modesto Library Downtown Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock Vintage Faire Mall, Modesto Great Valley Museum Battered Beaver, Oakdale Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock Surla’s, Modesto Climax, Modesto Urbano, H St Modesto The Boardroom MJC, West, Science Center Gallo Center for the Arts 120 Kerr Avenue, Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry Ave Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Battleground Games

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Mariachi Los Camperos Maxi’s Happy Hour MIKE BECK BAND Neil & Matt Neil Buettner Nick Campos Rick Barnes Suffragette Teens Rockin’ Jump The Rise and Fall of Tower Records The Weekend Dance Party The Whipping Man VFW Hamburger Night November 21 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 25th ANNUAL BOUTIQUE & BRUNCH As Good As it Gets B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Battered Beaver DJ Awal Bilingual Preschool Storytime Bunnicula DJ & Live Music DJ Tease Evening with Paul Anka Fleetwood Mask Folk Dancing Lessons Game Day Inherit the Wind Inherit the Wind International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Mizz Monique’s Dragalicious Show Modesto Certified Farmer’s Market Oakdale Museum & History Center Old School Saturdays Pokemon Tournament Rockin’ Saturdays Saturday Easy D Ride Slosh Ball Suffragette The Messenger The Weekend Dance Party The Whipping Man Tony & the Tough Times Triple D Vanguard Tournament Yugioh Tournament November 22 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Acoustic Live Music Bunnicula Eighth Annual Sing-along “Messiah” FOE Breakfast Hughson Senior Dance & Potluck Ice Skating Inherit the Wind Jeanne Robertson Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Karaoke with Laura Magic the Gathering Tournament Manteca Senior Dance Nick Campos Queen Bean Open Mic Night Seniors Club Breakfast Stanislaus Humanists Brunch Suffragette The Big Mix The Messenger The Rise and Fall of Tower Records The Whipping Man VFW Breakfast November 23 American Trivia with Uncle John Dance Exercise Class Heroclix Ice Skating Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Maxi’s Happy Hour Open Mic At Shooters Overreaters Anonymous Preschool Story Time Suffragette The Messenger The Rise and Fall of Tower Records Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms Yugioh Tournament November 24 All Ages Coloring Day Crazy 8’s Math Club Forever Young Dance Club Golden Valley Chorus Ice Skating Jam at Queen Bean Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Music Maxi’s Happy Hour Oreo Turkey Food Craft Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time

Gallo Center for the Arts Maxi’s at Double Tree Nino’s Place, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Redwood Cafe, Modesto Barkin’ Dog Grill The Fruit Yard, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Rockin’ Jump, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Crocodile’s, Modesto Prospect Theater Project VFW Hall, 2801 W. Hatch Chevron, 815 Kansas, Modesto Rite Aid, Pelandale & Sisk First Methodist Church, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Oakdale Bicycle Shop Battered Beaver, Oakdale Modesto Library Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock Surla’s, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Gallo Center for the Arts West Side Theatre, Newman Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock Hughson Library Gallo Center for the Arts Gallo Center for the Arts 1800 Coffee Rd, Rm 61 & 62 Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Climax Bar, Modesto Downtown Modesto 212 West F Street Shooters Bar & Grill, Clarion Inn Battleground Games Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Oakdale Bike Shop Enslen Park Modesto State Theatre, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Crocodile’s, Modesto Prospect Theater Project Barkin’ Dog Grill Nino’s Place, Modesto Battleground Games Battleground Games Cruisers, McHenry & Kiernan Deva Cafe, J St, Modesto Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock Trinity Presbyterian Church Eagles Hall, Modesto Hughson Senior Center Modesto On Ice, 11th & K Gallo Center for the Arts Gallo Center for the Arts Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Battleground Games Manteca Senior Center Maxi’s at Double Tree Queen Bean Cafe Denny’s 1525 McHenry Ave Panera Bread, Turlock State Theatre, Modesto Crocodile’s, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Prospect Theater Project VFW Hall, 2801 W. Hatch Rivets American Grill, Modesto Salida Library Battleground Games Modesto On Ice, 11th & K Ridgeway’s, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Shooters inside Clarion Inn, Modesto Sutter Gould Office, McHenry Ave Keyes Library State Theatre, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Modesto Library Modesto Library Battleground Games Ceres Library Oakdale Library Modesto Senior Center Mancini Hall, Modesto Modesto On Ice, 11th & K Queen Bean Cafe Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Tiki Lounge Ridgeway’s, Modesto Vito’s, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Modesto Library Ceres Library Denair Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Modesto Library

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Preschool Storytime Puppet making Class Riverdance Successful Thinkers Network Mtg Suffragette Super Mario Smash Bros Tournament Sweet Open Talent & Mic The Messenger The Rise and Fall of Tower Records Toastmaster Supper Club Tropical Latin jazz Turkey Crafts Turlock Seniors Dance Wiggle Worms Yoga with Rosa November 25 80s night/DJ Gully Big Trouble Board Game Night Dice Masters Tournament Free QiGong Class Horseshoe tournament Ice Skating In One Accord Jive Turkeys Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Lunch Hour Meditation Maxi’s Happy Hour Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner Open Mic Night Pine Cone Craft Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime Riverbank Golden Ages Riverdance Stanislaus County Coin Club Suffragette The Messenger The Rise and Fall of Tower Records Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong Warhammer 40k Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday November 26 Casanova’s Night Club David Dow & Friends jam session DJ Tease Happy Thanksgiving Ice Skating Johnny & Kelly Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Kyle the Great Live Music Live Music Maxi’s Happy Hour Modesto Certified Farmer’s Market Riverdance Thirsty Thursdays November 27 A Christmas Carol Animal Talk kids program Battered Beaver Live DJs Bunnicula DJ & Live Music DJ Arnie DJ Otto & Guests DJ tease FlatBusted Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program Ice Skating Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Band Karaoke Magic the Gathering Tournament Maxi’s Happy Hour Neil & Matt Neil Buettner Rick Barnes Stanislaus Humanists Karaoke Night Suffragette Teens Rockin’ Jump The Rise and Fall of Tower Records The Weekend Dance Party The Whipping Man VFW Hamburger Night November 28 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up A Christmas Carol Aircraft Display B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Battered Beaver DJ Awal Bilingual Preschool Storytime Bunnicula DJ & Live Music DJ Tease Folk Dancing Lessons Frozen Sing a Long Ice Skating Johnny Pistole band Karaoke Night

Oakdale Library Denair Library Gallo Center for the Arts Round Table Pizza, 3848 McHenry State Theatre, Modesto Battleground Games Sweet Lu’s, Ceres State Theatre, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry Ave Shooters Bar & Grill, Clarion Inn Hughson Library Turlock Senior Center Modesto Library Patterson Library The Boardroom Nino’s Place, Modesto Battleground Games Battleground Games NTouch, Modesto Shively’s Bar & Grill, Oakdale Modesto On Ice, 11th & K Strings, Turlock Rivets American Grill, Modesto Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Intrinsic Elements, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Sabatino’s, Modesto P. Wexford’s Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Keyes Library Empire Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Newman Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Riverbank Community Center Gallo Center for the Arts Denny’s 1525 McHenry Ave State Theatre, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto First Methodist Church, Modesto Battleground Games Redwood Café, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Crocodile’s, Modesto Barkin’ Dog Grill Speakeasy, Modesto All over the USA Modesto On Ice, 11th & K P. Wexford’s Modesto Kaiser Dale Rd, Modesto Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Sabatino’s, Modesto Deva Cafe, Modesto Surla’s, Moesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Downtown Modesto Gallo Center for the Arts Maxi’s at Double Tree Gallo Center for the Arts Great Valley Museum Battered Beaver, Oakdale Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock Surla’s, Modesto Climax, Modesto Urbano, H St Modesto The Boardroom Nino’s Place, Modesto MJC, West, Science Center Modesto On Ice, 11th & K Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Yosemite Lanes, Modesto Battleground Games Maxi’s at Double Tree Speakeasy, Modesto Redwood Cafe, Modesto The Fruit Yard, Modesto Torii’s 2401 E. Orangeburg State Theatre, Modesto Rockin’ Jump, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Crocodile’s, Modesto Prospect Theater Project VFW Hall, 2801 W. Hatch Chevron, 815 Kansas, Modesto Rite Aid, Pelandale & Sisk Gallo Center for the Arts Turlock Airport, Oakdale Bicycle Shop Battered Beaver, Oakdale Modesto Library Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock Surla’s, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock State Theatre, Modesto Modesto On Ice, 11th & K Barkin’ Dog Grill Run Around Sue’s, Modesto

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Ridgeway’s, Modesto Nino’s Place, Modesto Gallo Center for the Arts Gallo Center for the Arts Climax Bar, Modesto Downtown Modesto 212 West F Street Shooters Bar & Grill, Clarion Inn Battleground Games Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Oakdale Bike Shop State Theatre, Modesto Crocodile’s, Modesto Prospect Theater Project Battleground Games Battleground Games

Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Again Mannheim Steamroller Mannheim Steamroller Mizz Monique’s Dragalicious Show Modesto Certified Farmer’s Market Oakdale Museum & History Center Old School Saturdays Pokemon Tournament Rockin’ Saturdays Saturday Easy D Ride Suffragette The Weekend Dance Party The Whipping Man Vanguard Tournament Yugioh Tournament November 29 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up A Christmas Carol A Very Electric Christmas Acoustic Live Music Bunnicula FOE Breakfast Ice Skating Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Karaoke with Laura Magic the Gathering Tournament Nick Campos Queen Bean Open Mic Night Seniors Club Breakfast Suffragette The Big Mix The Rise and Fall of Tower Records The Whipping Man VFW Breakfast November 30 American Trivia with Uncle John Dance Exercise Class Heroclix Ice Skating Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Maxi’s Happy Hour Open Mic At Shooters Overreaters Anonymous Preschool Story Time Shakespeare for all Suffragette The 10 Tenors Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms Yugioh Tournament December 1 Crazy 8’s Math Club Forever Young Dance Club Giving Tuesday Feed Modesto On-line Event Golden Valley Chorus Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Music Maxi’s Happy Hour Poetry Open Mic Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Riverdance Successful Thinkers Network Mtg Super Mario Smash Bros Tournament Sweet Open Talent & Mic Toastmaster Supper Club Tropical Latin jazz Turlock Seniors Dance Wiggle Worms Yoga with Rosa December 2 80s night/DJ Gully B93 Acoustic Xmas Board Game Night Free QiGong Class Horseshoe tournament In One Accord Jive Turkeys Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Maxi’s Happy Hour Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime Riverbank Golden Ages Riverdance Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong Warhammer 40k Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday

Cruisers, McHenry & Kiernan Gallo Center for the Arts Gallo Center for the Arts Deva Cafe, J St, Modesto Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock Eagles Hall, Modesto Modesto On Ice, 11th & K Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Battleground Games Maxi’s at Double Tree Queen Bean Cafe Denny’s 1525 McHenry Ave State Theatre, Modesto Crocodile’s, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Prospect Theater Project VFW Hall, 2801 W. Hatch Rivets American Grill, Modesto Salida Library Battleground Games Modesto On Ice, 11th & K Ridgeway’s, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Shooters inside Clarion Inn, Modesto Sutter Gould Office, McHenry Ave Keyes Library Salida Library State Theatre, Modesto Gallo Center for the Arts Modesto Library Modesto Library Battleground Games Oakdale Library Modesto Senior Center www.interfaithmodesto.org/givingtuesday Mancini Hall, Modesto Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Tiki Lounge Ridgeway’s, Modesto Vito’s, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Queen Bean Cafe Ceres Library Denair Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Gallo Center for the Arts Round Table Pizza, 3848 McHenry Battleground Games Sweet Lu’s, Ceres Denny’s 1525 McHenry Ave Shooters Bar & Grill, Clarion Inn Turlock Senior Center Modesto Library Patterson Library

GALLO CENTER for the ARTS

Nov 12th-15th

Hairspray

Nov 17th & 18th

Elf the Musical Nov 27-29th

A Christmas Carol

Modesto Performing Arts Nov. 28th

Mannhiem Steamroller

The Boardroom State Theatre, Modesto Battleground Games NTouch, Modesto Shively’s Bar & Grill, Oakdale Strings, Turlock Rivets American Grill, Modesto Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Sabatino’s, Modesto P. Wexford’s Modesto Empire Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Newman Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Riverbank Community Center Gallo Center for the Arts First Methodist Church, Modesto Battleground Games Redwood Café, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree

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Open Early!

DOWNTOWN MODESTO

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

Open Late!

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

Parking

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

Mark your calendar! DECEMBER 5TH The Dickens Christmas Faire, the Celebration of Lights Parade, the Downtown Tree Lighting and the opening night of Modesto’s Rockin’ Holiday are all on December 5.

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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Friday November 6th, Doors open at 7pm, concert at 8pm Modesto Unplugged and ModestoView present a concert series “Live In The Cellar”, a monthly held beneath Greens on Tenth restaurant (953 10th St.) November brings eclectic Bay Area duo The Honeymooners, performing instrumental originals, jazz standards, and pop/rock covers with a jazzy twist. Combining jazz, world, folk, pop, and rock influences, The Honeymooners create a distinct and fun sound. Performances are relaxing and romantic. General admission $15. Call 209-543-5306 for more info. Saturday Nov. 28th at 2pm $3 for kids $5 for adults Wind down with a leisurely afternoon at The State singing along with Frozen. Take a break from all of the holiday happenings and bring your kids and house guests to the sing-along version of the 2013 Disney feature the whole family loves and enjoys. Featuring the voices of Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel, Frozen is the coolest comedy-adventure ever to hit the big screen. You can sing along to the Oscar-winning hit Let It Go and the other original songs on the Frozen soundtrack that debuted at No. 18 on the Billboard 200 chart and sold over 3 million copies in the U.S. alone. When a prophecy traps a kingdom in eternal winter, Anna, a fearless optimist, teams up with extreme mountain man Kristoff and his sidekick reindeer Sven on an epic journey to find Anna’s sister Elsa, the Snow Queen, and put an end to her icy spell. Encountering mystical trolls, a funny snowman named Olaf, Everest-like extremes and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom from destruction. State Theatre, 1307 J St, Modesto

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We remember and recognize those that have served and still serve today.   9 am - The Veterans Day Parade in downtown Modesto is organized by local vets to honor fellow veterans’ service to this country. The community supports this event with marching bands, classic cars and other community groups participating. Parade begins at I &10th Streets, north on I Street, left on 14th to Graceada Park for the ceremony.  The parade is followed by a free lunch at the American Legion Hall on Santa Cruz Avenue. For more information, Ray Alli at (209) 209.551.8060 or Richard Edgecomb at 209.521.0093

Frozen Sing-A-Long

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Veterans Day is November 11.

“LIVE AT THE CELLER”

Try a Cab

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ModestoView November 2015  

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

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