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November 24 – MJC Turkey Trot & Gobbler Walk November 26 – ModShop – J Street, Downtown Modesto November 11, 12 – Modesto Symphony Beethoven Symphony #9 - Gallo Center November 17 – Once - Gallo Center November 29 – Pink Martini’s Holiday – Gallo Center November 16 – Masters of Illusion – Turlock Community Theatre November 19 – Skynnyn Lynnyrd - West Side Theatre November  26 – Frozen Sing-A-Long -  State Theatre November  18 – Food Truck Pod  With Mr. Skinny &Dynamo and more – The Portal November  19 – Opening Day Modesto On Ice – 11th and K St Downtown Modesto   Don’t forget to mark your calendar for the Modesto Holiday of Lights “Classic Modesto” parade on December 3 and the opening of Rockin’ Holiday with Rockin’ Santa in 10th St Plaza  Parade 5:30 Rockin’ Tree Lighting 8:00 pm To get details and up to date information on these Top 10 events, please check out the following places and follow us on Twitter so you are always up to speed: Modestoview.com • Facebook.com modestoview • Twitter.com/modestoview • Instagram #ModestoView • Radio 1360 KFIV AM

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GREETINGS Greetings Modesto Friends! I am so very thankful for you our read-

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ers, because without you, none of this would be happening at all. Now that we’re coming off this crazy political season, it’s time to put all of our collective heads together and make sure we are celebrating everything that’s positive about the place we live in. We need to focus on what we can do to make our community better. We need to energize our friends and family to help create things that improve our community.  With the rains come revitalization and freshness. The winds and the storms bring in a fresh new breeze of energetic new ideas.  The fall smells and colors truly invigorate.   We make who we are. We create our own city and that’s why this month we are celebrating the people that make, create, invent, produce

and deliver on the things that come from our hands and share them with the community. ModestoView is special as our ViewCrew is made up of the people that actually create events and art in our area and I am so grateful for their contribution. We also can’t forget our veterans in the role that they play keeping us all collectively safe. We celebrate the talent of our local music community by launching a new MAMA record label so that their talent has a voice and we broadcast to the rest of the world.  We have the excitement of Modesto On Ice, ModShop and we ramp up into Rockin’ Holidays.  There are some truly magical events on the horizon. We need you to help amplify these messages, sharing on Facebook so that the rest of the world sees what we see.    Most of all I am thankful for my family. I have the most amazing kids. Every day I remind myself how lucky I am to have them all in my life. My amazing wife Rebecca who puts up with all this ModestoView craziness but understands that we are creating a community that we want. I am looking forward to being a neighbor in In my new neighborhood and celebrating the daily experience that is Modesto USA.   ModestoView is for you, make sure you tell us what you like, what you don’t like and how we can make this a better experience for you.   If

you haven’t downloaded our ModestoView Ap to your phone or tablet, do it today and you will be hooked up in all the good things happening and you won’t miss a thing. Thanksgiving is a time of friendship and family and we think about that this month as we drive, fly and ride to be with family. And don’t forget on Thanksgiving weekend, think local and “shop small” when you are out shopping and patronize the local businesses that we have. Let’s keep our dollars here at home to make our community strong. The wonderful businesses that advertise in ModestoView help make it possible to bring this good ModestoView message to you every single month.   We are very thankful that we can be 100% positive 100% local and 100% good for our community because every day ModestoView is focused on “serving civic pride daily”.  I am so very thankful for you our readers without you none of this would be happening at all. Thanks to you and the ViewCrew and hope to see you all soon at a local show, at a local restaurant or volunteering in the greater Modesto area.   Have a fantastic month,   Chris Murphy Publisher & Founder, ModestoView  chrism@modestoview.com

On the cover ModestoView Gets Gold! Congrats on Gold !  Our ViewCrew is amazing!  Every month our crew celebrates the best of our area and spreads the positive word.  Also each month, our two amazing designers turn themselves inside out to make ModestoView look fantastic   We are excited to announce we won a gold medal for magazine design for the August 2016 issue. So cool to be recognized by the Association of Marketing & Communication Professionals.  #ViewCrewGold

November is all about Thanksgiving. November is all about friends and family and it is a time where we also recognize our veterans.  So we decided to celebrate both on our cover and feature the spirit of homecoming with my Grandma, Aimee McNulty Stieger, and my good friend Navy Veteran Steven W Perry.  This photo shoot was so very fun and the mischief made with Steve trying to sample the turkey made this cover come to life.  Our amazing designer Michael J Mangano gave it his best “Rockwellian” treatment and brought our classic Modesto Thanksgiving to you on our cover.

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COMMUNITY Modesto Family Promise

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

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by Maryann Spikes As cold weather sets in, it is time to talk warmer options for those who sleep outside Modesto’s emergency shelters, which are geared to singles, not couples or families. Do you know of a family living on the street with children? Next time you see them, please tell them about Modesto Family Promise. Modesto Family Promise, short for Family Promise of Greater Modesto (FPoGM), is an inspired alternative to splitting up families experiencing homelessness. They have plenty of room to grow to meet demand, because they operate out of volunteer churches. FPoGM is one of 202 affiliates of Family Promise across the nation. They opened their doors in Modesto in 2005 to meet the need to provide families with a safe place to stay together while they overcome homelessness. Since 2005,

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Modesto Family Promise has helped more than 200 families in the Central Valley regain their independence and overcome homelessness, and over 80% of the families served have remained in permanent housing. FPoGM is comprised of a local network of hundreds of volunteers from 14 hosting congregations who donate their houses of worship as temporary homes, as well as facilities for case management. This makes it possible to shelter families of any size and composition, including dads and teenage boys, for about one-third the cost of traditional shelters. While the network of congregations fill in each other’s gaps by partnering together to provide shelter, companionship, meals, support, and compassion on a weekly rotating basis, FPoGM case management addresses root causes and works with our community to find solutions to prevent future episodes of homelessness. “New Beginnings”, their unique financial education program, teaches basic budgeting, banking and life skills. FPoGM also provides a Rapid ReHousing security deposit and short-term rental assistance through the Emergency Solutions grant program. Their newest component, “Renter Restoration”, provides for landlord outreach and helps families with evictions reestablish a rental history.

5 Questions with Modesto’s Salacious Wizard Cult

by Monica Barber Photo by Anya Murphy

Salacious Wizard Cult (SWC) is an anomaly among bands in the Modesto scene. While most young bands go for the loudest, the flashiest, and the hippest, this local duo opts for deliberate although quiteTechnicolor-restraint over the typical bravado. The singer-songwriting duo is comprised of beat mastermind Stephen Cowdrey and vocalist Stephanie Aderholt. The idea for the SWC originated from a daydream that Cowdrey imagined up to escape reality. Just a month after SWC released their album Cura, the nominated duo was at the MAMA’s dressed head-to-toe in disguise while moving around among the crowded press area. (Quite the contrast to their recognizable music, as evidenced by last year’s much praised performances and e.p.’s.) Filtering the angular post-hype of electronica through sultry, beat-heavy atmospherics of a contemporary sound, songs on their newly released Cura attain an otherworldly, mesmerizing rhythm - the perfect background music for a midnight seduction or nursing intense heartbreak. The album is very mature material for a pair of 20-somethings. 

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Thank you to Modesto Family Promise and participating congregations for setting aside differences and changing lives as you work to reduce homelessness one family at a time. You were focusing on prevention before it was cool. Please email director@modestofamilypromise.com, or call (209) 549-9454 with any questions you have about volunteer, donation, or placement opportunities. Learn more at www.modestofamilypromise. org, and “Like” and follow them on Facebook

Wednesday night the pair took a break between college classes and performing to answer a short set of questions for me. The unusual twist being that we’ve sat down for an interview before in person when they were a trio about two years prior; now the duo specializes in personal & emotionally driven electronic music and are astonishingly ready to record more.   MV: Tell us about yourself. SWC: We’re a two-piece of sad wizards. We like to make sad, personal music about our lives, our dreams, and our emotions. Our sad songs have made our shows some of the happiest moments for us and our friends.    MV: The album is called Cura. What does that mean?  SWC: It’s a Latin word meaning, “spiritual charge of souls.” And to us it’s a concept, the

concept of the healing process. To cure ourselves through music.   MV: What inspires your music? SWC: Sadness, loneliness, betrayal, and of course, death.   MV: What keeps you motivated to keep pushing the boundaries with your music? SWC: Well, it seems that electronic music seems to have a stigma that it’s supposed to be happy or dancy but we don’t feel that way. We think that any medium of music can have a feeling of whatever you want it to. We don’t feel anxious to say anything too personal on a record anymore. Love and death were definitely some of the motivating factors for our album Cura.   MV: Who would you like to collaborate with & why? SWC: Kenneth Anger and David Lynch. We’d like to score.    Thanks SWC! Cura is available on iTunes, Amazon and their website www.salaciouswizardcult.com

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ART Autumn Leaves by Jim Christiansen The Autumn leaves are blowing into my studio/

over the county. Mistlin Gallery will have their Home for the Holiday Show starting November 19, same time they have me as a featured artist in the Entry window display.  Check our Modesto View Calendar and Modesto Bee Scene for there are too many to list here!  Mistlin Gallery also hosts the Memorial Complementary Therapy Cancer Survivors show this month, always a good view.  To keep up with Mistlin Gallery, check out the new Central California Art Association website at www. ccaagallery.org November 19 is Art Walk.  In addition to the official map sites, you’ll find extra art and entertainment stops down-

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garage gallery these days, reminding me to use a broom so visitors can drop in. I tested out the space with an Open Studio over my October birthday weekend.  November 12 and 19 will be the first of regular twice a month Open Studio days at my house, with follow up in December on the 10th and 17th.  This should keep the studio cleaned up in advance for the 2017 Stanislaus Artist Open Studio April 22 and 23. The AOS steering meeting is back in action, and I am AOS publicity person.  January 15 is the final deadline to apply, with $75 entry fee, photos for the map, and directions to your studio. Studio spaces can be shared, and more information will be coming out on the Stanislaus Artist Open Studio facebook page. Contact openstudio.stanislaus@gmail.com Meanwhile, we enter the holiday season with ModShop coming up the Saturday after Thanksgiving, and various crafter and art events all

town. If you haven’t picked up a new map and passport for the movie and dinner contest, get one!  New stops on the map include the always interesting Downtown Tinkertank, Tresetti’s, Doubletree Hotel, and Never Boring Design.  They join Chartreuse Muse, Carolyn Huff Gallery, Mistlin Gallery, Peer Recovery Art Project, Still Smoking, Preservation Coffee and Barkin’ Dog Grill.  Art, Music, shopping, all part of it.  For more info visit www. modestoartwalk . We follow up Art Walk at Ralston’s Goat with a comedy showcase at 9pm. Down in Turlock at the Carnegie Arts Center, the “Drawing on Childhood” display features regional artists working

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Heating Up Our Happiness by Christopher Mitchell and Brandilyn Brown Ah, autumn. The sun comes up later and goes down sooner. There is a chill in the air in the morning, and we are needing to ask ourselves if we’re going to be out late. “Will it be cold enough for a sweater today?” Yes, fall is here! And that means it’s time to turn up the heat on our beverages! Cocoa is great, and cider is good too, but what can we drink to heat up our tummies and our hearts? We found all kinds of yummy, adult drinks served hot. Try them all and let us know what your favorites are. Have a favorite not listed? Take a photo and post it on facebook or  Instagram and hash tag it #modestoview to share it with us!

Ritto Kimoto Sake & Sushi

1809 McHenry Ave., Modesto

This is a Japanese take on the traditional winter beverage Hot Toddy meaning “Beginning of Winter”. Replace the water with green tea in a traditional recipe, add smooth Japanese Whiskey , honey and lemon to make a drink to chase all the colds and flus away!  

Oooh, the weather is starting to get cold and we are getting our sweaters out. Sometimes you just need a little something to warm your weary cold and wet bones, and ModestoView has just the thing for you.  Our friends at Twisted Pig and Do Good Distillery have come up with an amazing taste for this fall season called the Good and Twisted.  Good in that it tastes fantastic and warms up every part of your body, and twisted in that is blends the apple and the lemon to really cap off the taste of the Nighthawk bourbon whiskey.  Named after the late police officer Paul R Katuszonek who was nicknamed “Nighthawk”, the taste is bold and brave, just like the namesake.  The tastes all together will make you glad you are hanging out with friends and family enjoying this tasty treat     Find your most comfy sweater, settle up to the bar and let Griffin Dye and the crew at the Twisted Pig make you something Good and Twisted.     

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2oz Nighthawk, Hot Apple Cider Fresh Lemon, Garnished with a Cinnamon stick and lemon wedge

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If you need help sleeping or warming up your toes, this hot sake drink is for you. It translates to “Have a good sleep” and is made with Sho Chiki Bai Jun Mai sake, green tea, plum wine and gin. The tea gives it a nearly-mulled taste, and has a hint of sweetness from the plums.  

You can make this drink on your own and you can get Nighthawk right at the distillery or at one of your favorite beverage stores.  

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A sweet twist on a hot cider. Made with Do Good Whiskey, apple juice, honey, finished with whipped cream and cinnamon. Better than Grandma’s!

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Coffee Break

Twisted Pig, 2717 Coffee Rd., Modesto This gets you going with a double punch of caffeine and sugar! A butterscotch Irish coffee garnished with a house made cinnamon sugar donut hole, topped with whipped cream. Dessert in a cup!  

Hot Buttered Rum

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A delectable mix of vanilla, butter, special sugar mix, dark rum and their distinctive spice blend! This is a great winter treat.

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PERFORMANCE A Time to Perform in November By Kaye Osborn and ViewCrew Staff There are many theatrical productions in our area. The one show that I am very excited about is GCRC’s production of The Diary of Anne Frank.  The last time I saw this play was at Beyer High School many years ago.  The high school performers were amazing.  My husband and I toured Anne’s home in Amsterdam- an incredible moving experience.  The production will have a preshow discussion with dramaturge Hillari Deschane.  I know many performers in the cast-all are stellar!  I worked with the young girl playing Anne Frank last year in Lakewood’s musical Sleepy Hollow!  I am so excited that she auditioned and earned the part.   Here’s what is happening in our neck of the woods! Gallo Center for the Arts   The Diary of Anne Frank Nov. 4, 5 8 PM and 2 PM   Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny Nov. 8, Tuesday: 6:30 PM   Once (loved the movie and the play) Nov. 17, Thursday: 7:30 PM   YES: Disney’s Cinderella Kids Nov. 18-20:  3 shows

View Crew Highlights 31 Pine Street – Premier Staging Welcome to 31 Pine Street, where Tennessee Williams and Carson McCullers will spend the summer writing and drinking, loving and fighting. In 1946, the two literary masterminds whiled away the hours creating, The Member of the Wedding, Summer and Smoke, and Williams found his inspiration for Stanley Kowalski from A Streetcar Named Desire in his Mexican boyfriend Pancho Rodriguez, which he had already begun writing. The play is a comic drama which analyzes relationships in all of their myriad form, and often with more than one partner.

31 Pine Street is under the direction of its author, area native Derek Botelho. The cast, comprised of area actors include Daniel James Moody as Tennessee Williams, Traci Sky Sprague as Carson McCullers, Daniel Medina as Pancho Rodriguez, and Jennifer Golden as the Baronessa Margot Von Opel. Performances run from Nov 4-20 8pm Fridays and Saturdays. Sunday Nov 13 and 20 2pm. Thursday Nov 17 8pm. Tickets $15 general $10 students. (209) 846-0179 www.centerstagemodesto.com Inside the city center on the lower level

Prospect Theater Project 39 Steps (loved the play) Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This 2-time Tony® and Drama Desk Award-winning treat written by Patrick Barlow & John Buchan is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of 4), an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers and some good old-fashioned romance Nov. 18- Dec. 4   Romeo, You Idiot! The amazing kids at Enochs High Theatre Department are presenting “Romeo, You Idiot!” Written by Tim Kochenderfer and directed by Krista Beal, Stephany Panchal and Elizabeth Garmon, you will be entertained by the wit and the quality of this show.  Please go out and support these fantastic performances. Friday Nov 18th 2016 @ 7:30 PM Saturday Nov 19th 2016 @ 1:30 PM Saturday Nov 19th 2016 @ 7:30 PM Enochs High School 3201 Sylvan Ave   -  Eagles Nest (MPR Room) All Ages Welcome, Tickets: $7.00 Adult, $5.00 Students

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Sip, Taste, and Shop! by Dana Johnson

As the holiday season is upon us, I find I have less time in each day, a lil’ more stress, and a valid reason to treat myself to something I enjoy while I’m multitasking for everyone else! Stewart & Jasper Orchards Company Store conveniently located in the ever popular McHenry Village is my kind of place to do just that! Shopping, wine tasting, and free specialty food samples all in one swanky, yet cozy setting! Sure we can order specialty food products online, but we won’t be able to taste a sample beforehand, shipping costs can be expensive, and if you have to pick up your package at the post office those lines are even longer at this time of year. Stewart & Jasper is a family run business of over 65 years located in the Central Valley including Jim Jasper, his son Jason Jasper, and his 10 year old son Jake Jasper who even has his own line of flavored almonds; mesquite smoked, bloody Mary, and bleu cheese & cracked pepper! Their philosophy is to give customers the finest quality products by controlling every aspect of production, from the orchard to the marketplace, from the ground up. Besides their Modesto store, they have 3 more in Patterson, Monterey, and Newman. Brittney Bloom is the retail manager, Danielle Rushing and Linda Porhat both work in the Modesto store where I was delighted to be introduced to so many unique flavors! Among the all the fabulous S & J products I was pleased to see some local products as well, like Sciabica’s Olive Oil and Nune’s Candy. I recommend a bib as you read this list of Dana~licious ranked products in the store: Almond butter; natural, vanilla, & honey, apricot pepper sauce (divine!!), pumpkin spice, raspberry, and maple praline syrups, dried fruits, extracts, almond flour, specialty crackers, honey, preserves, jerky, dressings, sauces, apricot balsamic vinegar, butter pretzels, popcorn, and puffed corn: churro (my fave & so addicting!!), golden caramel, & butter toffee! Gorgeous gift baskets, too! They really have something for everyone on your gift giving list!   Since this month is Thanksgiving, I recommend you add many of these ingredients to your dinner.  I love their Apricot Pepper Sauce and my recipe this month will make a really great appetizer for one of the events you have to go to this holiday season.

After all that shopping I recommend a tasting in the wine bar! Over 400 wines for sale, too. Including Rombauer, Silkwood, Justin, and so on! The bar also has 19 beers to choose from and $5-10 cheese plates. *November 10, 2016, Thursday, Rombauer tasting event! 2 tasting times 4:30pm6:30pm and 6:45pm-8:45pm Cost $18 + tax. Best to get your tickets in advance. Modesto View signature question: Danielle, Beatles or Stones? Lol so hard, she looked at me like is there any other answer “Stones!”  

Stewart & Jasper Orchards Company Store

McHenry Village 1700 Mc Henry Ave., Suite 58 Modesto, CA 95350 209-577-NUTS (6887) Stewartandjasper.com Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 10am to 7pm Thursday to Saturday 10am to 8pm Sunday 11am to 4pm

Chicken Rangoon with Apricot Pepper Sauce Ingredients: 4 oz Diced & cooked chicken breast 2 oz Hoisin Plum Sauce 6 Won Ton Wrapper 1 Egg, Beaten

Add the cooked chicken and hoisin sauce together. Place in the middle of the won ton wrapper, and egg wash the sides to seal the corners. Fry the Rangoon in vegetable oil at 350 degrees for 1 min or until golden brown. Serve with Stewart & Jasper Apricot pepper Sauce as a dip. Garnish with green onions.

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NON-PROFIT There are many ways to help those that need it the most during the holidays. I had the honor of volunteering with the Salvation Army for the Community Brunch where they took 3rd place in the Dan Costa lead competition. I can tell you that this is a very hardworking group and that they are doing the most they can for the people that need their services from food assistance to after school tutoring, mentoring, teen activities and important this winter, the shelters.  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.   We like the Salvation Army because over 85% of all funds received go directly to those in need and all are served without discrimination. As a donor, you want to funds you donate to go directly to the programs. 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

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group. You can also give personal items that are needed in the shelters. Donations can be taken to 320 9th St or 625 I St.  Items needed are: toiletries, bedding, underwear & socks.  

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 17, 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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Gallo Center for the Arts! yuridia - just added! 11/4 fri 8 pm

gcrc: the diary of anne frank 11/4-5 fri-sat 3 performances! jack hanna’s into the wild live 11/5 sat 7:30 pm premier partner doctors medical center

whose live anyway? 11/6 sun 6 pm Goodnight moon & the runaway bunny 11/8 tue 6:30 pm sponsored by sutter health

celtic thunder - legacy tour limited availability! 11/9 wed 7:30 pm sponsored by twigs & stems

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VETERANS Veterans Day is November 11

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We remember and recognize those that have served and still serve today. We can’t forget the sacrifices that the few make for so many.   It is important to remember as we face a more complicated world and we only go into battle only when necessary that there are so many ready to serve and all of their lives are valuable.   My uncle Chuck served on an aircraft carrier, my brother-in-law Danny served in the Navy and so many friends that we all know are veterans.  My good friend Steve Perry served in the Navy and we feature him on our cover this month as Thanksgiving is the time of homecoming and thanks. Their stories are important to learn and their experiences can teach you a lot. Additionally, my mom’s birthday is Nov 11 so this was always a special day at our house. So let’s make sure that we are flying our flags on November 11.  Originally known as Armistice Day to commemorate the end of hostilities at the end of World War I on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.  It was renamed Veterans Day in 1954

Here are some of the events that will mark Veterans Day. Modesto 9:30 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

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By Chris Murphy bands, classic cars and other community groups participating. The parade will proceed down Needham to Graceada Park.  After the parade, there will be a program at Graceada Park in Mancini Bowl at 10:45 AM.  The parade and program in the park are organized by local veterans honoring and remembering veterans and active duty military.  The parade will include military vehicles, marching bands, classic cars and 4 Grand Marshals from the Korean War.  The family friendly program at Graceada Park will include tunes by the MJC Band, patriotic speeches by local leaders, and a 21-gun salute and taps on the 11th minute of the 11th hour of the 11th day. To participate or for more information, call Becky Crow at 209-484-7166 or email to beckscrow@comcast.net. Dedication of the Stanislaus Veterans Center November 11th at 3:30 PM at Coffee & Sylvan. The Veterans Foundation of Stanislaus County has partnered with the City of Modesto and Stanislaus County to build a one-stop service center for all of the veterans of the County.  This unique partnership between a city, county and nonprofit to support veterans has only been done in a handful of places nationwide.  The new center will feature a large banquet hall, conference center, Veterans Service Office, Area Agency on Aging, and the Community Services Agency.  The program will feature speeches

from local leaders, tours and light refreshments. For more information, contact Becky Crow, CEO Veterans Foundation of Stanislaus County at 209-484-7166. Modesto Symphony will  Honor’s Veterans at their November 11th performance of  Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, at the Gallo Center – 8pm  November 9, Turlock - 8th Annual Thank a Veteran event, CSU Stanislaus November 11, Turlock Wounded Warriors Golf Tournament, Turlock Golf and Country Club November 11 – Escalon – Presented by American Legion post 263 Parade begins at 10:30 am with a scheduled flyover from the Commemorative  Air Force, entries need to be in by Nov 7 There is a memorial service & chicken BBQ following at the community center. Call All Bellinger for more info 209838-3388 November 11 – Manteca – You need to visit downtown Manteca as they will put out over 2400 flags commemorating the day.  It is truly impressive. November 11 – Oakdale Public Schools – There will be a ceremony recognizing Veterans and their families at the school at 2:20.  For information on attending, please contact 405-771-3373 November 11 – The Community Hospice Veterans Pavilion dedication ceremony will take place on November 11, 2016 at 11:00 a.m at their main campus at 4368 Spyres Way in Modesto. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided following the event. As we get closer to November 11, please check our event calendar for updated information and new events.  If you are hosting an event, please email us at events@modestoview.com

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UNPLUGGED Metro-Grade Amnesia

When Christine Capsuto starts to sing, you’re liable to forget about anything else happening around you. I first heard this stunning soprano when I first attended the superior local concert series, Sunday Afternoons At CBS, and I walked away understanding just how Odysseus must have felt while tied to the mast of his ship. Christine and her fellow singer took us on a glorious vocal tour around the world that day. (What do you call someone who belts out opera songs in English, Italian, German and Czech? A polyglottis!) Christine has performed with theater and opera companies all over the Bay Area and across the country, playing leading ladies in Chicago, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Marriage Of Figaro and more. She’s appeared on multiple occasions with our local Townsend Opera, who are bringing her back this month to kick off their Cabaret recital series. Friday 11/18, you can find her at Urbano Bistro, 1016 H St. It’s sure to be a merry and mesmerizing exposé of classic arias, duets, and much more with Christine and accompanist Elizabeth Neff on piano. Music starts at 7:30; $25 general/$40 reserved seats. Call the Townsend box office at 209-388-2100.

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tains of Colorado. Xanthe is a sweet indie-folk songwriter and an award-winning arts educator. With her soaring vocals, she weaves an unforgettable tapestry of sounds conjuring late nights by the fire and still mornings when the day is brand new. Seating is limited to about 40 at these

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intimate listening concerts, so be sure to RSVP at 209-543-5306 or modestounplugged@ yahoo.com to grab yours. Doors at 7, concert at 7:30, general admission $15 / free for kids under 12.

By Chris Murphy

Music in Modesto is an amazing thing.

Music At The GMC is also offering up some vivacious voices this month. Our concert series at the Gottschalk Music Center recital hall (1502 E St.), co-sponsored by Modesto View, will welcome folk/jazz/lounge duo The Singer And The Songwriter on Saturday 11/12. Vocalist Rachel Garcia’s rich and nuanced style draws inspiration from everyone from Ella Fitzgerald to Fiona Apple. Guitarist & songwriter Thu Tran merges traditional styles with modern pop sensibilities, influenced by the Bossa Nova sounds of Antonio Carlos Jobim, the swinging jazz guitar of Django Reinhardt, and more. The duo’s critically acclaimed debut album premiered at #34 on the CMJ Jazz Top 40 Charts. Also appearing that evening is my dear friend Xanthe Alexis, visiting from the moun-

We have so much musical talent, so much variety and a community that is really special. It was really special to celebrate 17 years of the Modesto Area Music Awards last month. There are few cities that rival what we have in terms of music, the variety, the creativity and the flat out hard working musicianship that we see nearly every day.  Our huge thanks goes out to the MAMA team that put this show together and donated their time and effort and thanks to the State Theatre.  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 11, at the State Theatre we celebrated.  Over 23 music awards were given that were chosen by the voters.   The

MAMAs recognized the hardworking band Silvermoon, celebrating their 40th year. There was a moving tribute to the late Ryan Russell whom we lost too soon. 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. On behalf of Chris Ricci and myself, thank you to the Modesto music community. You are fantastic.   Please check out www.facebook.com/modestoview to see the picture from the Red Carpet and the full show.

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and connect musicians with venues, producers, engineers and the music industry. We want you to get involved and please email us if you have great ideas or want to get involved.     Stay tuned as we launch MAMA Records here in Modesto USA.   Connect with MAMA at mama@modestoview.com 

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Cat Video? Really? Did you just read this?  Yes, this is for real.  There is an internet “Cat Video” Film festival at the State on Nov 12. For a measly $10 you can drink wine and eat State Popcorn and watch all you can handle CatViews from the “interwebs”.  We make no claims on what you will get, but you won’t be able to turn away.   This a benefit for a local Spay Neuter program  (Psst No Pets at the theatre)  

Holiday PreView All I want for Christmas is Fuzzy Dice.   Silly huh to be thinking about the holidays, but you need to get your calendar mapped out so you don’t double book yourself or miss something.   Here are just a few of the things that you need to get on your schedule.  Before you know it, you will be all booked up and you want to make sure you get in on the fun.    Here are a couple of key items you really need to know.     Nov 19 - Modesto On Ice -  11th & K St  - Opening Day Nov 25 - Frozen Sing-a-long – State Theatre Nov 26 – Shop Small Saturday Nov 26 – ModShop – Downtown Modesto 5 pm Dec 1 – Rat Pack Holiday with Matt Henderson – State Theatre FREE 2 pm Dec 2, 3 – Warren Miller Here there and Everywhere – State Theatre Dec 3 –  Dickens Christmas Fair  -  15th St & McHenry Mansion Dec 3 –  Rockin’ Holiday Opening Day –10th St Plaza 5:30 pm Dec 3 – Rockin’ Tree Lighting – 10th St Plaza 8:00 pm Dec 15 – Star Wars Rogue One Premier – Brenden  10 pm Dec 3, 8,9,10, 15, 16, 17, 23, 23 – Rockin’ Holiday 6-9 pm Free Pictures with Rockin’ Santa and Live Rockin’ Bands The Rockin’ Modesto Holiday tree light shows  6-10 nightly.  

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Launching Soon. Do you like local music as much as we do? There is more to the scene that just liking live music. We have to champion live music and local talent.  Live music is an important part of our community culture and MAMA will be advocating to support local policies, and encourage business to host live music and develop new venues.   The Modesto Area Music association will soon be a non-profit 501 c 3 organization.  This means that we will be working hard to promote Modesto-area music, assist in promotion and also provide education on how to make a better CD and connect you with industry experts.  MAMA Records will be located in the space that used to be Harley’s Records (1218 J) back in the 50s and 60s.  This is the record store where George Lucas used to buy his records.  We are proud to be moving in to historic place to help showcase live and local music, foster creative development

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Downtown Lounge Do you want it to be Graffiti Summer all year long? Do you want to get all of your holiday shopping done?  Want cool Modesto stuff?   There is one place in town where you can experience the American Graffiti feeling 12 months a year.  Check out the Modesto Graffiti USA downtown diner lounge store.  You can come on down, enjoy WiFi, listen to rockabilly and pick up some amazing gifts for the Graffiti fan in your life.  Yeah, there are fuzzy dice there too and you can even get a cool cruisin’ shot glass, t-shirt or coffee mug.  Stop on by at 1220 J St.  Wed – Sat 11-5 pm  Shop online at www.modestograffitiusa.com

ShoppingView - November 26 Shop Local on Small Business Saturday. This is the day when it is all about our local economy. When you shop local, you are not buying a CEO their third beach house, you are helping someone put their kids through school, play soccer and support the local business people that are the first to give back to the community.  We do business here with our friend and we need to keep our $ local.   You can do really creative small shopping at Mod Shop, Tinker Tank, Peer Recovery on Nov 26 from 5-9pm, located on J St between 10th and 13th St.  Shoppers can browse over 60 booths featuring local artists selling art, home decor, clothing, jewelry, children’s clothes and toys, plants, pottery, vintage finds, and handcrafted foods. Enjoy food and drink at Deva Cafe, Concetta, Ralston’s Goat and Preservation Coffee.   J St will be bustling with live music sponsored by ModestoView and there will be much fun, for families and super crafty stuff.   Support young entrepreneurs at Mini Mod Shop located at Mistlin Gallery, our community hub.  Be sure to stop by the photo booth for a free photo strip.  www.modshop209.com

Live Alert New place for live music! Tangled T’s is doing some really cool “living room” shows. Conveniently located at the convergence of Scenic and Downey, this day time beauty salon operated by Tiffany Delacruz is also a music lab with Ray Vazira now features cool indie music shows presented by Jesus Mejia. Check out the The Arbiters, Dramble Tony, Socks, Salacious Wizard Cult and The Flowers. We love our new live music venues and we urge you go check these shows out and support the local live music community. November 4th, 401 Downey Ave., 7 pm/ $5 at the door, BYOB!!

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COUNTRY

Randy Manday Band By D.J. Walker – Kat Country 103

Randy Mandy Band performs at the 2016 MAMA, photo by Michael J Mangano When you read the headlines and hear the latest reports of Modesto it can sometimes draw a divergent sketch of what is truly a remarkable landscape of the Central Valley. Travel just a few miles outside Modesto, and you’re surrounded by Country. Farms, Ranches, communities and people who work hard, play hard

and have each other’s backs. Together on back porches or down by the river, local musicians sing about life growing up in the country. Amanda & Randy Russell, known as the Randy Mandy Band, have been making music and singing songs that reflect their surroundings. Their Folk/Rock/Country Blues style comes from the memories they’ve made in and around the back roads and bridge of Knights Ferry.   “It’s fun making music in this town!”, Says Amanda. “My Grandpa used to play the banjo with the old timers, and now we’re singing and playing with the cool and unique characters of this town too.  They’re the ones who help make up the storylines of our music.” Whether they’re singing at the Knights Ferry Saloon or in the music houses throughout Modesto, they strive to bring their unique stories to everyone.   With Randy and Amanda on Guitar, John Montes on bass and Jordan Smallwood on Drums, they perform as much original music

as they can. “Our music tends to have a very honest and more pure sound. What you hear is who we are.” Says Amanda. “If we ever cover a song, it’s usually one that our friends have written. We love to see the look on their faces when they hear our take on their music.”  It’s those friends and fellow musicians who have influenced the Randy Mandy Band’s evolution of sound, as well as Randy’s late brother Ryan Russell. “Ryan cared deeply about good, quality music,” Says Randy,  “inspiring those who listened to it. He believed you need to give music room to grow. Music is a process and it takes time for the song to develop.” Randy and Amanda say they will continue to work on Ryan’s legacy of putting together an album that reflects his art and passion for local music.  They are also working on more original songs of their own which they say will come together in a EP in the coming months. Music has the ability to heal, inspire, and bring us together through story and song and the Randy Mandy Band will keep adding chapters to their folktale.  D.J. Walker Morning Show Host KATM-FM Twitter/FB: @DJWalkerAM DJW@katm.com

METAL

Alice in Wonderland for adults. Spellbinding. Sat. Oct. 29 at 7 p.m.

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The story of The Stooges; one of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll bands of all time Opens Fri. Nov. 4 at 4 p.m.

CERTAIN WOMEN (R) Starring Michelle Williams, Laura Dern Opens Fri. Nov. 4 at 7 p.m.

Dr. Strangelove (PG-2004) Stanley Kubrick’s brilliant Cold War satire Sun. Nov. 6 at 2 p.m.

Election Night Watch Party Live broadcast. No-host bar. Free event. Tues. Nov. 8 at 6 p.m.

Hilarious cats, adoptions, dress in your best "kitty couture" Sat. Nov. 12 at 5 p.m.

The Handmaiden (NR)

by Eve Oberlander

Visually sumptuous crime novel Opens Fri. Nov. 18 at 7 p.m.

Congratulations to 2016’s MAMA winner, Sworn to the Black, for Best Metal. I had the chance to attend a Sworn band practice and sit down with the guys and ask some questions after their MAMA win! MV: How are you feeling right now, considering you just played at the State Theater in front of hundreds of people and then taking home the award for Best Metal? Kirk: Accomplished and validated. Pelon: Feels good, something we co-created. Rich: Being only a year in with this band, I’d say great! Jared: “Delusions of Existence” album is done and next is to move forward. MV: Where do you draw inspiration from? Kirk: Life experiences. Jared: all heavy metal, from hardcore to punk. MV: When writing songs, how does that work? SttB: Jared’s ideas, Pelon puts a spin on it, lyrics last and then final arrangement. MV: Favorite show? SttB: Our CD release party for “Delusions of Existence” back in November 2015. We sold out our merch.

MV: Give me two words describing your band. SttB: Originality and Brutality. MV: What’s your favorite song to play for your audience? SttB: Blacken My Thoughts and Makeshift Martyr. MV: New material? Three new songs. Look for an EP mid-2017. Metal Shows to attend for the month of November: Longtime promoter Amy Strong with Strong Entertainment is bringing grind core metal band, Thanatology, all the way from Tijuana Mexico, to Ceres The Workshop on November 4th. Featuring local acts Sworn To The Black, Cursed, Accidently Murdered, and Decimate the Opposition. Shows at 7pm; cover is $5. Sean Anderson and Brett Shurtleff with Asylum Productions is putting on Thankskilling. All proceeds benefit the Wounded Warriors Foundation and Toys for Tots Foundation. All toys will be donated to the local fire depart-

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Sing along to the best movie soundtrack ~ EVER! Sat. Nov. 26 at 2 p.m.

ments of Modesto. 17TEN, Niviane, GRYP, Sworn To The Black, and Hand of Fire will be performing. Saturday November 26th, 7pm at The Other Place. Cover is $10 or a new unwrapped toy. Pammy Von Duke with Pamsterdam Promotionz presents Loser’s Birthday Debauchery! A metal and punk lineup featuring Stab Stab Stab, Broken Trojan, 2016 best punk MAMA Award winner BrokeNoteUnderTone, Chernobog, and Scorptrio. Show starts at 8pm on Saturday November 19th at Modesto’s Spinnaker Lounge. $5 gets you in to party wild style with birthday boys LunchBox and Rick from NBL and the Scorptrio boys!

Films Wed. Dec. 21 ~ Sat. Dec. 24 Gremlins (1984); A Christmas Story (1983); It’s A Wonderful Life (1946); Scrooged (1988); A Christmas Carol (1938); Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2009)

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

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By Chris Murphy Event Coverage by Brandi Brown

We love makers, we love doers and we love the amazing creations that come out of everyone of them.

There is just something special about people who make things, build things, repair things and breathe life into regular objects and see the beauty of the possible.   It is like going into a radio store and looking at the capacitors and transistors and seeing the possibility of a time machine.  ModShop is a great way to celebrate these kinds of people and actually validate their creations by purchasing them.  This is what makes the world go around.    There will be over 60 different vendors at the 2016 ModShop.  You can find all of these great makers all along J Street between 10th and 13th St.    Galleries, restaurants, and street vendors will all be there for your enjoyment.  You can get dinner and drinks at the many places along J and many of these places are also hosting crafters.   There will be buskers on the corners entertaining and the main stage is presented by ModestoView at the corner of 10th and J.  Bring the family, your friends and your wallet so you can have the ultimate shop small experience. I plan on getting all of my holiday shopping done that one night. I am sure you can do it too. We have showcased just a few of the amazing makers here on these pages.   One of my faves is the Reclaim Co from Escalon that turns old luggage and movie projector cases into boom boxes.  You have to check it out.   https://www.facebook.com/ReclaimRD Find out more about all of the vendors that will be there at http://www.modshop209.com/

Lovely Woods

We have had the great pleasure of collaborating on a new project with Candace Jenkins from Lovely Woods Press. Candace hand-carved a custom stamp and printed them on our new Mod Shop tote bags, which we will be selling at Mod Shop for you to carry all your new finds in. You can find Candace’s unique designs printed on t-shirts, pillows, onesies, bags and wood. Candace’s woodworking skills have helped hone her delicate stamp carvings. She has made several custom stamps for local businesses and we’re really excited she’s joining Mod Shop this year. Email: lovelywoodspress@yahoo.com Instagram: @lovely.woods Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/LovelyWoodsPress?ref=profile_shopicon      

Broad Sides

Dana Koster & Chelsea America make up the dynamic duo behind Broad Sides. Dana’s cheeky poignant words meet Chelsea’s complex, multi-layered images and what you end up with is tongue-in-cheek works of art and verse that you will want to buy for everyone you know. Email: roadstaken@gmail.com Read more on the Mod Shop blog: http://www.modshop209.com/blog

Sweet Sioux Bakery

Amberly Ortiz is the baker behind Sweet Sioux Bakery. Made from scratch and artfully created baked goods. Custom sugar cookies, cupcakes and more. Amberly has turned her passion into a full-time baking business and we think it’s sweet success! Email: Sweetsiouxbakery@gmail.com Instagram https://www.instagram.com/sweet.sioux. bakery/ FB www.facebook.com/sweetsiouxbakery

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Roustabout

Ian Salazar has the coolest screen printed tees you will find locally. His designs are funny, interesting, conversation sparking and just plain cool not to mention seriously comfy. Ian will be selling clothing from kids to adults, throw pillows & patches. Email: iainsalazar@gmail.com Website: Roustabouttown.com Instagram: @Roustabout

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Port City Pomade

Handcrafted in Stockton, California Port City Pomade is made with all natural ingredients. Port City creates men’s grooming products such as moustache wax, beard balm, pomade & shaving cream. With a manly scent and a medium hold, it is sure to leave your hair looking dapper all day! Email: portcitypomade@yahoo.com Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ PortCityPomade Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ portcitypomade/

2Dy4 Jewelry

Dyanne Bolt is the creator of 2Dy4 Jewelry. Handmade jewelry incorporating semi precious gemstones & beads, hand stamped metals & vintage elements. Soul-full mixes of earthy+sparkle, rust+rhinestones, vintage+new crystals & gemstones, hand oxidized metals and found trinkets & treasures. Email: 2dy4designs@gmail.com Etsy: http://www.2dy4.etsy.com Facebook: https://www.facebook. com/2Dy4Designs

Mini Mod Shop Maker: King Pottery

Dakota King is the maker behind King Pottery. Dakota is a 17 year old Turlock High School student. Dakota will be selling his beautiful ceramics at our Mini Mod Shop housed in Mistlin Gallery. As always we are incredibly inspired by our teen makers and the immense talent that they bring to Mod Shop. Email: Dakotaking1222@gmail.com Instagram: @_king_pottery

Willie Mandella

Wille creates custom made bags, wallets, leather sheaths and handmade toys. His leathercraft work is well made, sexy and smells pretty damn good. Email: blutrees@gmail.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ williemandella/

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BIGThanksgiving Events Calendar

Impalas Luxurious In4Life Thanksgiving Food and Toy Drive November 5th, 10am-2pm, Pep Boys on McHenry It is that time of the year that the Luxurious Impalas and In4Life Car Clubs come together for their Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive. Join them along with KWIN and Girls Scouts Troop 4265 to help feed needy families this Holiday season. Donations of turkeys, canned and dry goods are needed. They will also be accepting toys. All donations will be given to the Modesto Loves Center. There will be a DJ and a free BBQ while the food lasts.    Minnie’s Annual Holiday Craft Faire November 6th, 11am-3pm, 107 McHenry Ave. Modesto Join several local vendors selling handcrafted ornaments, redneck wine glasses, jewelry, handmade soap and so much more. There will be free refreshments, too.     4th Annual Turkey Drive November 14-18, between 8am-5pm, Rea & Associates at 1937 Coffee Rd, Modesto The 4th Annual Turkey Drive will benefit the Modesto Gospel Mission and Salvation Army. They will be accepting donations of turkeys or checks to help them reach their goal of 500 turkeys this year.   The Salvation Army’s 23rd Annual Kettle Kick Off November 17th, 11am, Modesto Centre Plaza Prepare to have a fun time and give an organization that has stepped up to the plate to help the community when in need. A complete Thanksgiving meal is included with the Kettle Kickoff. Bring your friends, neighbors or the office staff and help out your favorite bell ringers fill their kettles.    The 16th Annual 5k Turkey Trot and Gobbler Walk and 1/2 mile Kid’s, November 24th at Tuolumne Regional Park, Modesto This is a rain or shine event. The 1/2 mile kids run starts the day off at 8:45am. To sign up or for more information you can go to the MJC PE Offices or online at https://runsignup.com/Race/CA/Modesto/ MJCTurkeyTrotNovember 24th Thanksgiving Train  Have you ever wondered what it would be like to ride the rails with your family, and let someone else do all of the cooking for Thanksgiving Dinner? Let the Sierra Railroad to all of the cooking and you enjoy the ride.  Do something different this year.   www.sierradinnertrain.com

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Annual Christmas Boutique & Faire

What is happiness?

Wide variety of crafts, jewelry, gift ideas and, hand made goodies

by Ken White What is happiness? That’s what a 10-year-old boy from a small California town wants to know. It’s 1958. Christmas is just around the corner. His family isn’t happy and he doesn’t know why. So he sets out to explore his home town and find out. With a little help from an elderly gentleman and a magical snow globe, he discovers that true happiness isn’t about having the most of everything, but making the most of everything you have. When his journey is finally complete, he learns that That Happiness Thing is home and family. That Happiness Thing: A Hometown Fable is my first children’s book. It will be released in November. That Happiness Thing is a bit of a hybrid, with elements of a children’s picture book and chapter book. I envision it as an illustrated short story for children and adults, similar to Nate the Great. Its look and feel is not unlike The Christmas Wish by Lori Evert and Per Breiehagen, Knuffle Bunny Free by Mo Willems, and The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg. Although I conceived and designed it as a children’s picture book aimed at 5 to 10-yearolds, the real audience is Baby Boomer parents and grandparents, who will appreciate the nostalgia and will share it with their children and grandchildren. I also see older children (8 to 10) reading it on their own. Children’s Book Events I will be appearing with illustrator Ron Wilkinson at the Carnegie Center’s Children’s Book Fair in Turlock. Ron and I will be there on Saturday, November 5th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ron will be there on Sunday, November 6th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Saturday December 3rd 9:00a – 3:00p

1520 Rose Avenue, Modesto (corner of Briggsmore & Rose)

I will be selling and signing books at Modesto’s Barnes & Noble on Saturday, November 26th, from noon to four. My first event at the McHenry Museum will take place during the McHenry Mansion’s Dickens Fair on Saturday, December 3rd. I will be selling and signing books in the Museum from 9 to 12. Turn It Up Take 3 Is that a Banana in Your Pocket …  Or Are You Just Happy to See Me?  It’s time to celebrate the life of the Jester, AKA Spindle Fibers, Harry Joe Brown, Wee Stoner, Mindell, Stoner, the Kid, Mr. Wendell.  We’ll gather at The Barking Dog in downtown MoTown on Sunday, November 6th, from noon to five for some precious “Wendell Time.” And it just happens to be his birthday. He would have been 63.  We’ll tell stories, play music, talk about the Giants, art, and running. All the things my little brother loved.  A portion of all food, CD, and silent auction sales, as well as any donations, will underwrite the Wendell White Scholarship Fund. In the last two years, we’ve given out $5000 in scholarships to deserving local students. If you’d like to donate gift baskets, art, memorabilia, or other items for the silent auction, please let us know.

LIVE UNPLUGGED

Lisa Ballew, Josh Rosenblum 1st time ever

Brenda Athletic Club November 4th

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STAGE&POETRY A&P Productions, Creating a Scene from Scratch By Summer Krafft A&P Productions, a Modesto-based film production company, is setting the bar high for film in the Central Valley. They are the award winning duo of four feature films; the two artists who make up A&P Productions are Paul Ragsdale and Angie De Alba. Of their partnership, Paul said, “A lot of people don’t have a partner when it comes to helping you make decisions. I always have her to give me backup or feedback on decisions. I think that’s very important for film, to have collaboration. You can tell how much her abilities add to a film. She helps get everything done and make it three-dimensional.” In response, Angie said, “Visually, Paul is great at writing things and I’m really great at understanding and making them come to fruition. He has a clear idea of what he wants and I have a clear understanding of how to make that a reality. The process helps complete the whole aesthetic.” Within the process, Paul is usually the pri-

mary writer, director, cameraman, and editor; whereas Angie is usually the producer, artistic director, sharing in some editing, and handles the financial aspect of getting their work done. In addition to being a creative team, the two are also a real-life couple. The pair met in school. Angie said, “We met in film school. We started off collaborating as friends, bought equipment, linked up with actors and other filmmakers, and it went from there.” Paul added, “After we left college, we were getting our life together: we didn’t start A & P until 2010, and then we started going to plays.” It was through watching local theater that the two found the actors they would come to work so closely with, and that some of their work would ultimately be influenced and inspired by. To read the rest of this article, go to modestoview.com. All photos are courtesy of Philip Johnson.

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MAMA In Full Swing By Middagh Goodwin Autumn is in full swing and it is that time of year we all should reflect on what we are thankful for. I am grateful that another year for the Modesto Area Music Awards is put to bed. It was a great night filled with music and emotions. Always fun, but more work than you can imagine goes into the annual event. I for one am thrilled and thankful for what we are working on for the future. Becoming a non-profit, creating a label MAMA Records, and working to help get our local artists more exposure and opportunities to perform. The Modesto Area Music Association is going to be 18 next year and all-grown up. You will be hearing a lot more about what we have going on in the next few months.  One question that comes up as far as the awards are concerned is, “How does one get nominated?” One of the easiest ways to stay on the MAMA radar is to email your events to events@modestoview.com. Not only will your

shows be put in the monthly calendar but we will be reminded of just how active you are. Make sure your social networking sites are active and up to date. Keep your event calendar updated as well. These are all good practices if you are hoping to get a mamanation or not. Make it is easy for not just your fans but prospective fans, venues, and bookers to see what you are doing and know what you are all about. Something else new for next year’s awards is the addition of the Video Award. The only requirement is that the music used is original and by an artist or band from the region. We are excited to see some amazing collaborations between bands and videographers, maybe some stop-motion animation, or something more cinematic in scope. The great thing about the video award is it is open to everyone. We are all very excited to see what you all come up with. Make sure to share those videos on the ModestoView and Modesto Area Music Awards facebook pages.  Christmas is just around the corner and music is always a great gift. Purchase CD’s, Shirts and Tickets to local shows for all your friends and families. Support your local artist and the local economy at the same time.

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Thanks for the Giving

You are going to be asked what you are thankful

for this season. No matter who you are, no matter what you do, you will be prompted to answer what makes you grateful this time of year. I am no different than anyone else on this matter. My Husband, Cowboy Daddy and my daughters, Christian and Maya are my muses, the life blood of my songs. The constant evolution of a musician’s life requires understanding and support-so to all of my family and friends, you are invaluable. I have a band consisting of gentleman who are some of the top musicians in this region. Tim Allen, Joe Baretta and Dave Rogers-The Patty Castillo Davis Band, big love to you for winning the Best Americana MAMA Award. Look out for us on November 19 at CBS’s Vodkas and Latkes annual event and the spectacular Modshop handmade market on November 26.  I have a deep partnership with three non-profits who are proven, transparent and rooted in integrity. Peer Recovery Art Project’s mission is to serve those in need of  recovery in mind, body and spirit through outreach and unconditional love and to end the stigma of mental illness. Modesto Sound has been empowering youth with real world job skills to create music and artistic media for over ten years. Groups of professionals volunteer to provide training in live sound services, voice and music lessons, clinics on songwriting and forming bands. Participat-

by Patty Castillo Davis        ing in the Job Circle can earn Audio Technician Certification which is recognized by employers such as Gallo Center for the Arts. InterFaith Ministries understands that one cannot feed their dreams if they cannot feed their families and assists residents throughout the greater Modesto area with housing, food and clothing and other humanitarian services. On October 24th, IFM started collecting gently used jackets and coats in every size in cooperation with Deva Café at 1202 J Street. Please help us keep our neighbors warm. Deva Café Owner, Lorena Loftis is a cut above the rest, a real class act and one of the truest advocates in Downtown Modesto. Lorena and her staff have dedicated themselves to developing the freshest, most delicious food.  The first and the finest in bringing music with breakfast to the area, every Sunday you can find interesting and eclectic artists providing the soundtrack for your brunch. Please visit Deva for a wonderful meal, donate a gently used coat and take in the good JuJu that only comes from a space and a place with love at it’s core. Finally, I would like to acknowledge my music role models, Alonzo and Jeannie Castillo who had the cool factor to keep eclectic music flowing through our house.

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ROCKABILLY The California 99er’s by Jennifer Allsup Ladies and Gentlemen introducing the 2016 Modesto Area Music Award Winners in the Rockabilly Category. Drum Roll Please……

California 99er’s from Oakdale Ca. The Central Valley’s Rockabilly Classic Country, Band. The perfect band for Corporate Events, County Fairs. Country Dance Events and any function that needs some great Country Music! This band has an amazing connection to our Modesto music history. As you know, Modesto is the birthplace of Rockabilly music, and this band has a direct connection to the legendary Maddox Brothers and Rose. Band member Kirby Sisco, during his acceptance speech at the 2016 MAMA Awards announced that he actually used to play with Rose Maddox.  Now that is some serious music history.  It happens here in Modesto.  I caught up with the California 99’ers to learn a bit more. Jennifer Allsup: How did you all meet and come up with the name California 99er’s?

California 99er’s: I was hired by Dale Himes to play lead guitar and sing with the already existing band. The band is named after the 99 highway which also used to be known as the Honky-tonk highway!

JA: What is the bands future plans? To travel or stay close to the Oakdale area? C99er’s: We don’t plan on traveling; we’ll play the general Modesto area!

The members are: Dale Himes, Kirby Sisco, Mike Thorington, Jim Mack, Adrian Uribe and the wonderful miss Amanda Green!

JA: Who are the music influence’s in your JA: In the past few years playing together, what music style? Was it one person in the band that was the most memorable experience? rounded you all together? C99er’s: This year’s Concert in the park in Oakdale and playing at The Barking Dog! C99er’s: Our influences are Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, Hank Williams Sir., JA: What inspires you all to play Rockabilly Merle Haggard just to name a few! Dale Himes music? and myself have pretty much been the guys that C99er’s: Three of us grew up in Rockabilly from put this iteration of the band together! an early age!

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If you luv music you’re gonna luv this     by Eric Benson

And the seasons change, for better or worse, the rain has blessed us with a deluge; let’s hope more is in store. The MAMA’s were amazing and a lot of musicians won their fair due but let’s keep the live music scene happening all year long. There is a lot of amazing talent that we need to showcase and nurture to continue to create a scene right here, right now! If you have something you want to do, bring it on and let’s promote it and make it happen. My guitarist mentor Davis Ramey who played everything from classical guitar to straight ahead and was first call for any artists touring the west coast when asked “Davis I have tickets to Herb Ellis, Tal Far low, and Barney Kessel playing in town, do you want to go?”. Davis replied, “No man I need to concentrate on more opportunities for us local cats to play. I need to concentrate on Davis.” And so as much as I love all the

musicians elsewhere USA my heart is making it happen for us here at home: Matea Overstreet, Francesca Bavarro, Josh and Andrew Rosenblum, Jonny Valdes, Tim Allen, Dave Hawks, Jamie Dubberly, Pat Governor, the Sensations, and so many more great local players! Blue Monday Party & Invitational Jam returns to the Barkin’ Dog Grill this Nov 14h with Ultra Lounge, with special guest to be announced. We will be playing everything from straight ahead Jazz, funk, Latin, rhythm and Blues and yes some POP. The band is a super group of all the best players in the area with 7-piece house Band hosting. The Blue Monday Band features: lead vocalist, guitar and bass player Dave Sousa, Johnny Valdes guitar, Tim Allen bass, vocals, Dave Hawks on drums, Eric Benson & Pat Governor for keys, and horn section: Andrew Rosenblum Sax, trumpet, and Jamie

Dubberly trombone. The band plays Jazz, R & B, Funk, Latin, Rock, and a little of everything else with special guests sitting in for dancing and listening.  Show from 7 to 10 PM with food and drink available in an all age venue. Call the Dog for reservations: 572-2341.  If you play, come on down and sit in with the best musicians in the area, it’s gonna’ be smokin’  The Gallo Center for the Arts has bringing in some great shows, I’ve been there for Sheila E, (of Prince), Blue collar comedian Ron white, love that red-neck material he’s still doing for 30 years, Robin Ford Guitar Army, (smokin’),  and the Guess Who, I guess I should rent a room there! For November; Nov 9th Celtic Thunder, Nov 13 Vocalosity, Nov 29 Pink Martini Christmas show, and SAVE THE DATE Dec 22nd Brian Setzer (formerly of the Stray Cats) Rockabilly Christmas show. If you love the Stray Cats you’re gonna love this with full big band backing up one of the baddest singer, guitar slinger front men playing rock-a-billy today and he brings it here to the birthplace of Rockabilly.

One of our new venues the Tilted Turtle is going to start some Jazz and Rhythm and Blues showcase with local talent on Thursday nights in December, will keep you updated on local bands playing there. The room is newly remodeled with showcase for music and full bar. Count me in! Come back out for third Thursday Art Walk 5 to 9:00 PM for some great art, and music in the downtown! .Lowdown on the jam session in the downtown: 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 venue’s 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 209918-7033.

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BLUES Turkey Time by Earl Matthews

Hello everyone! It’s turkey time and as always I am ready. Just had my knives sharpened and if anybody tries to get my wings they better be ready for a fight. Kicking things off this month is the Rob Hill Band on the 4th up in Knight’s Ferry at the 50’s Roadhouse. It’s the perfect way to start your month off with a bang, great music, good food and a trip to the foothills. On the 11th there are 3 shows worth mentioning: Turlock at the Vintage Lounge you can catch the B-4 Dawn Band serving up R&B Soul and Funk all night long. At the Barkin’ Dog you can catch Jeremy Norris and the Dangerous Mood playing some rocki’n blues. Ralston’s Goat will play host to yours truly with my man Ray Vazira of the Poorhouse Millionaires, doing our acoustic thing in the bar for your enjoyment. On Saturday the 12th Jeremy Norris will be over at Nino’s for their monthly customer appreciation party and BBQ at 2:30pm. It’s a

great time with no cover and the best free BBQ you ever tasted, just bring a dish to share. Then on the 15th is one of my alltime favorites Mr. John Mayall will be at the Crest Theater in Sac. I had the pleasure of seeing him years back and I will never forget him as long as I live. He is a legend, pure and simple. The Little Fuller Band is back at the Black Oak Casino on the 18th. I adore this band. They are talented, fun and well worth the drive. I think it is only a matter of time before these guys are on the major festival circuit. Honestly though, you should go see them. Latkes and Vodkas is coming early this year on November 19th. This annual event hosted by CBS Modesto is a super fun fundraiser for youth programs. Big Earl and the Cryin’ Shame are proud to be performing again this year. It’s a dress up event and I feel like that sets this one apart from so many other shows we do. Drinks, dancing, and great food are all on offer, so let’s have a party. Have a great month and I look forward to seeing you out at a show.

ZEN Celebrating the Good Old Days (Part 1) by Mary Layton

I like to introduce you to a place in Modesto that I have grown to love very much. As a matter of fact, it was love at first sight when I came upon it for the first time in 1999, on the eve of Y2K when the world was supposed to end. This place has that certain something that makes you feel you could be anywhere in the world. It’s got the smell of wood and shellac, the smell of history and stories. So much character and atmosphere. Gives you a special feeling. And so it is that I have looked into its past. We are talking about a place in downtown Modesto, on the corner of 5th and I Street, right off the freeway. It is a place where families celebrated Christmas and enjoyed good food and drinks all year round. This place is called Dania Hall, a name given by the Danish Club who used the hall for cultural events. The Hall was built in the early 1900’s and all the members of the Danish Club (150 members) helped to build it, from scratch, including beautiful furniture, some built in. It’s a nice brick building with large windows in the front. It used to have a

mural of a cowboy swinging a whip at the side of the building facing the freeway. Starting in the 30ties the Danish Club rented the hall to its Club members on the weekends for dances and meetings. In the basement was ‘The Orchid’, a restaurant with long tables and benches and a large industrial kitchen. In the corner of the building was an independently owned business, a formidable saloon, ‘The Whip’. It was the happening place in the 50’s where people would go for a drink. Later, due to a drop in membership the building could not support itself and stood empty until the present owner purchased it, about 20 years ago. There had been many plans for the building as I found out from the owner. It was to be the Shirley Temple Museum of Dolls. But plans changed and the dolls found a home in Stanford. Dania Hall was also used for Music recitals. For almost 20 years Dania Hall has been a place for Martial Arts, teaching Kung Fu, Thai Boxing and T’ai Chi. To be continued in Part 2 in Dec.   For more info go to  :  taichi4modesto.com

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So you bike, run, swim, lift weights and maybe even jazzercise for fitness, but how about considering some Kung Fu fighting as part of your weekly workout? If you’ve ever wrestled in high school, you know that even 2 minutes of grappling can be extremely exhausting. This winter you might think of trying something new in fitness that generally takes place in a warm studio. I’m talking about Martial Arts Fitness. Martial Arts not only can give you a great workout, but it can also teach you some self-discipline, flexibility, patience and most importantly it can teach you some self-defense in the event you might have to protect yourself or a loved one. Keep in mind, I’m not suggesting that you go “Hong Kong Phooey” on anyone just to get in your workout, I’m talking about exploring the positive benefits that come along with all types of martial arts. Whether it be Karate, Kung Fu, Ti Kuhn Do or even Boxing, you can find many classes that are available all across Modesto. All

of these classes are generally family friendly, meaning the whole family can participate in them. Many of the locally-owned martial arts studios offer classes that are available to fit in your busy families’ schedule and are very reasonably priced. This winter why not switch it up from your running and cycling shoes and fit yourself with a Karategi?

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November 8 is election day. Please Vote. This is your chance to use your voice. It is a precious right and please be part of the process.  The worst thing for democracy is voter apathy.  You need to know the issues, vote on the propositions, vote for your congresspeople at the state and national level. Every vote counts, right down to who is going to be in charge of our local community colleges.   ModestoView does not take political sides, but we are strongly in support of Measure L to get our roads and streets up to speed.   We need attention on our infrastructure and this is the way to get our tax money back and reinvested in our community.  So don’t take a pass on this election. Use your voice and VOTE.

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sure you have a grasp on how packed with events this month is going to be. Before your calendar is completely filled; plan for an outing using my favorite form of travel; the train. I am infatuated with the idea of transportation and the accessibility that it gives us to go to new places. On occasion, I ride the Amtrak train from Modesto to the Bay Area to visit friends and family. It’s an extremely unique experience and I think we as Modestans take the access to the city completely for granted. Riding from Modesto to Emeryville, I had the ability to completely immerse myself with how beautiful the central valley is. It was something out of a John Steinbeck Novel, watching the fishermen and the field workers whilst listening to the bumps of our carrier on the tracks. I was completely in love! The Amtrak Train, The San Joaquin runs all day from Sacramento to Bakersfield and has connections to Lake Tahoe, Monterey, San Francisco, Oakland and a ton of great other cities. Amtrak also provides a sign-off at each end for minors traveling alone, which is handy for young adventurers. In my opinion, a train ride is much more appealing than a car ride and ultimately is faster transportation.

Though we all know that trains by nature and purpose, are used to get you from point A to point B, Oakdale’s Dinner Train has an innovative use. The Sierra Railroad, located in Oakdale, is the third oldest railroad in North America and has been used for dining and entertaining since 1999. By going onto their website www.sierradinnertrain.com, you have access to view all of their upcoming events! This includes sunset meals, murder mystery shows and beginning in late-November, the Christmas Train! These fairly priced tickets include dinner and a great view for the entire family. This is an awesome opportunity you can’t miss out on! Tickets are very popular right now, so be sure to buy yours as much in advance as possible. My songs for November are “Over the Hills and Far Away”, by Led Zeppelin, “The Trapeze Swinger”, by Iron & Wine and “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right”, by the Nobel Prize winning; Bob Dylan. The Fall is such a magnificent time to be in Modesto; make your month stellar, do something nice for someone today, and most importantly get involved in your community.

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BARGAIN Change of November by Monica Barber

November brings the change of time, weather, and it definitely brings some serious cause for Ms. M to stay in and enjoy an intimate evening with a cup of hot chocolate and good company. While she prefers to stay in this time of year, there’s always a chance of venturing out from her intimate abode. When leaving the home for fun around Mo-town you want to make certain it doesn’t put a kink in your budget. Come out and celebrate Poetry Night at The Queen Bean’s 3rd year anniversary on Nov.1st. This local favorite spoken word event welcomes all ages to the party. The free event features Ninja Poet Sam Pierstorff among Whether you want to read or cheer others on, words should never get in the way of a good time so make certain to check it out! https:// www.facebook.com/Poetry-Night-at-QueenBean-472727216207792/ After you pull the lever, punch the card, or write in your vote on the national ballot Nov. 8, make sure you stop by the State Theater to witness the results of one of the most controversial races in history, the 58th U.S. presidential election. The live community broadcast on the big screen of the The State is a free community

event for all. So whether you are a Democrat, Republican or simply intrigued, make your way down & take in a historic evening, www. thestate.org The long week often needs a reprieve and a night on the town filled with music to elevate the spirit and delights the senses should do the trick. On Nov. 12th, The Spinnaker Lounge welcomes Indie Night with Tyler Platt, Josh Rosenblum, Jordan Waters & The Cazadores and more. An evening of music, drinks and a little dancing is exactly what the soul craves to break the routine. Cover $3. Music starts at 9pm. https://www.facebook.com/ events/1802009633388473/ Cold weather makes for some cold outdoor fun! November 19th welcomes back Modesto On Ice to the downtown area for ice skating through January 22nd. The open air rink will once again offer 90 minute skating sessions seven days a week and through the holidays. Slide through the 209 for a chilly good time! Tickets go on sale November 1st! http://www. modestoonice.com/ Shopping for yourself, your home or for others on Thanksgiving weekend is the perfect way to support the local community in Modesto. The 4th annual Mod Shop takes place November 26 from 5-9pm on J Street between 10th and 13th. The handmade market annually partners with local artisans on Small Business Saturday. Come out and enjoy music, good food and cheer among the bustling crowd. http://www. modshop209.com.

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November 1 Acoustic Jam at Queen Bean Anthony K Comedy Night Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Denial Denial Forever Young Dance Club Golden Valley Chorus Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Kash Ensemble In Concert Matthew Gottschalk Art Reception Name That Tune NAMI Support Group Nick Campos Poetry Night’s 3 Year Celebration with Sam Peirstorff Poetry Open Mic Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Successful Thinkers Network Mtg Sweet Open Talent & Mic Tilted Tuesdays w/DJ Tease Toastmaster Supper Club Trivia Tuesday Turlock Seniors Dance Ukelele Funstrummers Class Wee Move & Play Wiggle Worms Yoga with Rosa November 2 “The Mysterious Dark Energy in our Cosmos” 80s night/DJ Gully Art Class Board Game Night Boz Scaggs Cartooning for Kids Class Creole Jazz Kings Denial Denial Figure Drawing Drop In Free QiGong Class Hands on Science kid classes Horseshoe tournament IE The Magician In One Accord Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Mommy & Me Art Class Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime Riverbank Golden Ages Trax on Wax Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong WCPL Poker Wednesdays Wee Move & Play Wig Out Wednesdays Wiggle Worms Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday November 3 Beer Flight Night Business Women’s Symposium Casanova’s Night Club David Dow and friends jam session Denial Denial DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease DOMO Night Market Elf Jr The Musical Johnny & Kelly Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Kyle the Great Live Music Live Music Modesto Farmers Market Oakdale Museum & History Center Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Spanish Preschool Storytime Thirsty Thursdays November 4 9th Annual Funstrummers Concert Anne Frank Battered Beaver Live DJs Certain Women DJ Arnie DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Otto & Guests

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Location Queen Bean Cafe Cheroot Cigar Lounge, Modesto Gallo Center for the Arts State Theatre Modesto State Theatre Modesto Modesto Senior Center Mancini Hall, 718 Tuolumne Rivets Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Columbia Nursery, Sonora Building Imagination Center Turlock Twisted Pig, Modesto Oakdale Library Maxi’s at Double Tree Queeb Bean Modesto Queen Bean Cafe Ceres Library Denair Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Round Table 3848 McHenry 3014 4th St, Ceres Tilted Turtle, Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry Avenue P. Wexford’s, Modesto 11914 Cahill St, Turlock Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Ceres Library Modesto Library Patterson Library MJC Science Center Room 115 Boardroom, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe Battleground Games, Modesto Turlock Community Theatre Mistlin Gallery Modesto Shooter’s Pub & Grill State Theatre Modesto State Theatre Modesto Mistlin Gallery Modesto NTouch, Modesto MJC West Great Valley Museum Shively’s Bar & Grill, Oakdale Rivets Modesto Strings, Turlock Ridgway’s, Modesto The Chartreuse Muse, Modesto Sabatino’s, Modesto P. Wexfords Modesto Empire Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Newman Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library 3600Santa Fe St, Riverbank Speakeay, Modesto First United Methodist Modesto Titled Turtle, Modesto Ceres Library Tiki Lounge, Modesto Salida Library Redwood Café, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Redwood Cafe, Modesto Greens on Tenth Modesto Crocodile’s, Modesto Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto State Theatre Modesto State Theatre Modesto Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Speakeasy, Modesto 10th & J St, Modesto Big Valley Christian, Modesto P. Wexford’s, Modesto Kaiser Dale Rd, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Sabatino’s, Modesto Deva Cafe, Modesto Surla’s, Moesto 16th Street, Modesto 212 West F Street Hughson Library Salida Library Modesto Library Maxi’s at Double Tree Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Gallo Center for the Arts Battered Beaver, Oakdale State Theatre Modesto Climax, Modesto Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Urbano, H St Modesto

DJ Tease Fuego Night with DJ Funstrummers Gig Band Rehearsal Gimmie Danger Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program Indie Show - The Flowers + more Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Larry Stewart & Unit 7 Live Again Modesto Peace/Life Center Gathering Musical Story Time with MSO Neil & Matt Neil Buettner Rick Barnes Science Night Teens Rockin’ Jump Thantology Strong Productions The Weekend Dance Party Turn Up Friday’s with DJ Kenny K VFW Hamburger Night Village Dancers of the Valley Yurdia November 5 10 East Brunch 13th Annual Holiday Marketplace 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Battered Beaver DJ Awal Bilingual Preschool Storytime Book Fair Certain Women Country Folk Art Show Diary of Anne Frank DIY Fairy Garden -Thanksgiving/Fall Theme DJ & Live Music DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease Fashion, Decor, Gifts and More! Folk Dancing Lessons Gary Gervasee Blues Band Gimmie Danger High Noon Express Train Ride Holiday Bazaar / Craft Fair Impalas Luxurious In4Life Thanksgiving Food and Toy Drive Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild Live Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Masquerade Meditation with Susie Mini Maker’s Faire Misterc Hip Hop Mizz Monique’s Dragalicious Show MJC Harvest Party Modesto Farmer’s Market Murder Mystery Dinner Show Oakdale Museum & History Center Old Skool Saturdays Open Air Market Rockin’ Saturdays Saturday Easy D Ride Spinnin’ Saturdays The Weekend Dance Party November 6 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Book Fair Certain Women Champagne Brunch Buffet Country Folk Art Show Country Music Jam with Dancing and Free Potluck Diary of Anne Frank Dr Strangelove FOE Breakfast Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Karaoke with Laura Melynda Rodriguez Mini Maker’s Faire Minnie’s Annual Holiday Craft Faire Queen Bean Open Mic Night Seniors Club Breakfast Shop the Block Sunday Arts Lecture, Joe Capeda The Big Mix VFW Breakfast Wendell White Fundraiser Who’s Live Anyway? Whose Live Anyway? November 7 Certain Women Dance Exercise Class Gimmie Danger Josh Rosenblum Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Overreaters Anonymous Preschool Story Time Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Class WCPL Poker Mondays Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms November 8 Acoustic Jam at Queen Bean

Boardroom, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Church of the Brethren, Modesto State Theatre Modesto MJC West Great Valley Museum Tangled Ts Modesto Rivets Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto O’Brians Tavern, Modesto 1125 Edgebrook Modesto Carnegie Arts Center. Turlock Speakeasy, Modesto Redwood Cafe, Modesto The Fruit Yard, Modesto MJC West Great Valley Museum Rockin’ Jump, Modesto The Other Place, Modesto Crocodiles Nightclub Shooters Modesto VFW Hall Modesto Carnegie Arts Center. Turlock Gallo Center for the Arts 10 East , Turlock Modesto Christian High School Gym Chevron, 815 Kansas Ave Rite Aid, Pelandale & Sisk Oakdale Bicycle Shop Battered Beaver, Oakdale Modesto Library Carnegie Arts Center. Turlock State Theatre Modesto Stanislaus Fair Grounds Gallo Center for the Arts Westurf Nursery, Modesto Surla’s, Modesto Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Speakeasy, Modesto 1600 Carver Road, Modesto Carnegie Arts Center. Turlock Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto State Theatre Modesto Sierra Railroad Train, Oakdale Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Pep Boys McHenry, Modesto Gallo Center for the Arts Ridgeway’s, Modesto Del Rio Country Club, Modesto Intrinsic Elements, Modesto Barnes & Nobles Modesto The Other Place, Modesto Climax Bar, Modesto MJC West Ag Pavilion 16th St, Modesto Gregori High School J#102, Modesto 212 West F Street Tilted Turtle Modesto Yogurt Station, Oakdale Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Oakdale Bike Shop Shooters Modesto Crocodiles Nightclub Cruisers, McHenry & Kiernan Carnegie Arts Center. Turlock State Theatre Modesto Surla’s, Modesto Stanislaus Fair Grounds Tilted Turtle, Modesto Gallo Center for the Arts State Theatre Modesto Eagles Hall Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Deva Cafe, J St, Modesto Barnes & Nobles Modesto Minnie’s Modesto Queen Bean Cafe Denny’s 1525 McHenry Avenue Downtown Turlock Main St Carnegie Arts Center. Turlock Crocodile’s, Modesto VFW Hall Modesto Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto Gallo Center for the Arts Gallo Center for the Arts State Theatre Modesto Salida Library State Theatre Modesto P. Wexford’s, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Sutter Gould Office, McHenry Village Keyes Library First United Methodist Modesto Modesto Senior Center Tilted Turtle, Modesto Modesto Library Modesto Library Queen Bean Cafe

For more Modesto info: www.modestoview.com


Have fun and be Safe! • Please Designate a Driver Certain Women Election Day Election Night Watch Party Forever Young Dance Club Golden Valley Chorus Goodnight Moon & The Runaway Bunny Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Name That Tune Nick Campos Poetry reading and open Mic with Gillian Wegner Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Successful Thinkers Network Mtg Sweet Open Talent & Mic Tilted Tuesdays w/DJ Tease Toastmaster Supper Club Trivia Tuesday Turlock Seniors Dance Ukelele Funstrummers Class Wee Move & Play Wiggle Worms Yoga with Rosa November 9 “Notes on the Cost to Save the World” 80s night/DJ Gully Art Class Board Game Night Cartooning for Kids Class Celtic Thunder Certain Women Creole Jazz Kings Figure Drawing Drop In Free QiGong Class Gimmie Danger Hands on Science kid classes Horseshoe tournament IE The Magician In One Accord Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Lunch Hour Meditation McHenry Mansion Tea Sampling Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner Open Mic Night Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime Riverbank Golden Ages Stanislaus County Coin Club Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong WCPL Poker Wednesdays Wee Move & Play Wig Out Wednesdays Wiggle Worms Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday November 10 Art Around Town Beer Flight Night Casanova’s Night Club Certain Women David Dow and friends jam session DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease DOMO Night Market Galileo: Staged Reading featuring John Mayer Gimmie Danger Healthy Eating Class JerLisa Stitches of Love Teddy Bear Project Johnny & Kelly Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Kyle the Great Live Music Live Music Modesto Farmers Market Oakdale Museum & History Center Paint With Kate Night Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Rustic Christmas Auction & Dinner Spanish Preschool Storytime Thirsty Thursdays November 11 A Man Called Ove B-4 Dawn band Battered Beaver Live DJs Beethoven’s Symphony No 9 Certain Women D-ONE DJ Arnie

State Theatre Modesto All over the USA State Theatre Modesto Modesto Senior Center Mancini Hall, 718 Tuolumne Gallo Center for the Arts Rivets Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Twisted Pig, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Barkin Dog Grill, 11th Street, Modesto Ceres Library Denair Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Round Table 3848 McHenry 3014 4th St, Ceres Tilted Turtle, Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry Avenue P. Wexford’s, Modesto 11914 Cahill St, Turlock Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Ceres Library Modesto Library Patterson Library MJC Science Center Room 115 Boardroom, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe Battleground Games, Modesto Mistlin Gallery Modesto Gallo Center for the Arts State Theatre Modesto Shooter’s Pub & Grill Mistlin Gallery Modesto NTouch, Modesto State Theatre Modesto MJC West Great Valley Museum Shively’s Bar & Grill, Oakdale Rivets Modesto Strings, Turlock Ridgway’s, Modesto Intrinsic Elements, Modesto McHenry Mansion Gift Shop Sabatino’s, Modesto P. Wexfords Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Empire Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Newman Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library 3600Santa Fe St, Riverbank Denny’s 1525 McHenry Avenue First United Methodist Modesto Titled Turtle, Modesto Ceres Library Tiki Lounge, Modesto Salida Library Redwood Café, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Downtown Turlock Redwood Cafe, Modesto Crocodile’s, Modesto State Theatre Modesto Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Speakeasy, Modesto 10th & J St, Modesto CSUS Studio Theatre, Turlock State Theatre Modesto Kaiser Bangs Offices, Modesto 4300 Dale Road, Modesto P. Wexford’s, Modesto Kaiser Dale Rd, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Sabatino’s, Modesto Deva Cafe, Modesto Surla’s, Moesto 16th Street, Modesto 212 West F Street Mistlin Gallery Modesto Hughson Library Salida Library Season’s, Modesto Modesto Library Maxi’s at Double Tree State Theatre Modesto Vintage Loungs, Turlock Battered Beaver, Oakdale Gallo Center for the Arts State Theatre Modesto The Other Place, Modesto Climax, Modesto

For more Modesto info: www.modestoview.com

DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Otto & Guests DJ Tease Fuego Night with DJ Funstrummers Gig Band Rehearsal Galileo: Staged Reading featuring John Mayer Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program Hughson Senior Dance & Potluck Jeremy Norris and the Dangerous Mood Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Las Cafeteras Neil & Matt Neil Buettner Peter and The Farm Poorhouse Millionaries Rick Barnes Teens Rockin’ Jump The Weekend Dance Party Turn Up Friday’s with DJ Kenny K VFW Hamburger Night Veterans Day Parade Veterans Day Celebration Veterans Day Parade Village Dancers of the Valley November 12 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up A Man Called Ove B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Battered Beaver DJ Awal Beer Train Ride with Remedy Beethoven Bilingual Preschool Storytime Coats & Blankets Bicycle Ride Craft Grab DJ & Live Music DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease Early Birds Folk Dancing Lessons Galileo: Staged Reading featuring John Mayer Harry Potter Craft Faire High Noon Express Train Ride Jeremy Norris and the Dangerous Mood Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Mizz Monique’s Dragalicious Show Modesto Farmer’s Market MSO Season Opening Multiple Sclerosis Society Meeting Night Life with DJ Rhyme Oakdale Museum & History Center Old Skool Saturdays Peter and The Farm Planting Cool Season Crops Class Rockin’ Saturdays Saturday Easy D Ride Spinnin’ Saturdays The Weekend Dance Party Uke Jamz USA Dance Chapter November 13 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up A Man Called Ove California Zephyr Band Camellia Society Meeting Certain Women Champagne Brunch Buffet Country Music Jam with Dancing and Free Potluck Everly Brothers Experience FOE Breakfast Galileo: Staged Reading featuring John Mayer Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Karaoke with Laura Manteca Senior Dance Mattea Overstreet Peter and The Farm Queen Bean Open Mic Night Seniors Club Breakfast Shop til You Drop Stanislaus Soup #2 The Big Mix USA Dance Ballroom Dancing VFW Breakfast November 14 A Man Called Ove Blue Monday with Eric Bensen and friends Certain Women Creative Clay Art Class Dance Exercise Class Josh Rosenblum Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Overreaters Anonymous Preschool Story Time Turkey Drive Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Class WCPL Poker Mondays Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms November 15 A Man Called Ove

CALENDAR

Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Urbano, H St Modesto Boardroom, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Church of the Brethren, Modesto CSUS Studio Theatre, Turlock MJC West Great Valley Museum 2307 Fourth St, Hughson Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto Rivets Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Gallo Center for the Arts Speakeasy, Modesto Redwood Cafe, Modesto State Theatre Modesto Ralston’s Goat, Modesto The Fruit Yard, Modesto Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Crocodiles Nightclub Shooters Modesto VFW Hall Modesto Needham St Graceada Park Mancini Bowl Downtown Escalon Carnegie Arts Center. Turlock Chevron, 815 Kansas Ave Rite Aid, Pelandale & Sisk State Theatre Modesto Oakdale Bicycle Shop Battered Beaver, Oakdale Sierra Railroad Train Oakdale Gallo Center for the Arts Modesto Library Graceada Park, Modesto Preservation, Modesto Surla’s, Modesto Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Speakeasy, Modesto Gottschalk Music Center, Modesto Carnegie Arts Center. Turlock CSUS Studio Theatre, Turlock Barnes & Nobles Modesto Sierra Railroad Train, Oakdale Ninos, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Climax Bar, Modesto 16th St, Modesto Gallo Center for the Arts 422 McHenry Ave. Modesto The Other Place, Modesto 212 West F Street Tilted Turtle Modesto State Theatre Modesto Westurf Nursery, Modesto Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Oakdale Bike Shop Shooters Modesto Crocodiles Nightclub Carnegie Arts Center. Turlock IOOF Lodge, Hughson Cruisers, McHenry & Kiernan State Theatre Modesto CBS 1705 Sherwood, Modesto Adventist Church Fellowship Hall, Modesto State Theatre Modesto Surla’s, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Gallo Center for the Arts Eagles Hall Modesto CSUS Studio Theatre, Turlock Ridgeway’s, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto 295 Cherry Lane, Manteca Deva Cafe, J St, Modesto State Theatre Modesto Queen Bean Cafe Denny’s 1525 McHenry Avenue 424 Shadow Creek Ave, Oakdale The Portal Modesto Crocodile’s, Modesto Odd Fellows Hall, 6941 Hughson Ave, Hughson VFW Hall Modesto

Sing a Long Messiah Sunday, November 20

Ninth Annual Sing-along “Messiah” Welcomes All Singers Vocalists of all ages and abilities are invited to participate in singing one of the greatest choral pieces ever. Arias, Solos and fantastic epic choruses that are loved by millions.  You can even join in on some of the classic solos. Singers of all ages and abilities are invited to participate in the ninth annual sing-along performance of G.F. Handel’s “Messiah” on Sunday, November 20. The community-wide event, which is free and open to the public, will take place at 4 p.m. at Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 1600 Carver Road in Modesto.  If you have a score, please bring it as there are limited copies available. Featured soloists will include sopranos Sandra Bengochia and Duana DemusLeslie, Katie Steffanic (alto), Bruce Merchant (tenor), and Richard Colla (bass).  

Singers are encouraged to bring their own scores; however, copies will be available to borrow. For more information, call (209) 765-6388

State Theatre Modesto Barkin Dog Grill, 11th St, Modesto State Theatre Modesto The Chartreuse Muse, Modesto Salida Library P. Wexford’s, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Sutter Gould Office, McHenry Village Keyes Library Rea & Associates, 1937 Coffee Rd First United Methodist Modesto Modesto Senior Center Tilted Turtle, Modesto Modesto Library Modesto Library State Theatre Modesto

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CALENDAR

Farmer’s Markets

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

Kaiser Medical Center,

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

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

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

209 Farm Fresh Produce Delivery

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

Rite Aid

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

Cruisers

4911 McHenry Ave, Modesto

Turlock Original

Certified Farmer’s Market Stanislaus County Fairgrounds. 8-1 pm  20 9 Farm Fresh Produce delivers your orders to the meet-up points. Order on their website, 209farmfreshproduce.com, or you can call or text your order 209-277-6719 and they we meet up for you to pick up your orders. (year-round)

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Acoustic Jam at Queen Bean Caregiver Coffee Break COPING WITH THE HOLIDAYS WORKSHOP Forever Young Dance Club Free Comedy Night Geneological Society Golden Valley Chorus Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Name That Tune NAMI Support Group Nick Campos Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Racing to Zero Racing to Zero Successful Thinkers Network Mtg Sweet Open Talent & Mic Tilted Tuesdays w/DJ Tease Toastmaster Supper Club Trivia Tuesday Turkey Drive Turlock Seniors Dance Ukelele Funstrummers Class Vocalosity Wee Move & Play Wiggle Worms Yoga with Rosa November 16 “Dying Well? Magial Thinking or Possible?” 80s night/DJ Gully A Man Called Ove Art Class Board Game Night Cartooning for Kids Class Certain Women Creole Jazz Kings Figure Drawing Drop In Free QiGong Class Hands on Science kid classes Horseshoe tournament IE The Magician In One Accord Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Master of Illusion Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner Of Gods and Men (film) Open Mic Night Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime Riverbank Golden Ages Turkey Drive Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong WCPL Poker Wednesdays Wee Move & Play Wig Out Wednesdays Wiggle Worms Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday November 17 A Man Called Ove Beer Flight Night Casanova’s Night Club Certain Women Comedy Night David Dow and friends jam session DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease Green Team Educational Meeting Holiday Open House Johnny & Kelly Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Kyle the Great Live Music Live Music Modesto Farmers Market Oakdale Museum & History Center Once Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Salvation Army Kettle Kick Off Salvation Army’s Kettle Kick Off Spanish Preschool Storytime Third Thursday Art Walk Thirsty Thursdays Tim Allen Turkey Drive Vintage Faire Mall Kids Club Women of Love Ministries

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Queen Bean Cafe Hospice, 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto 4368 Spyres Ave, Modesto Modesto Senior Center Cheroot Cigar Lounge, Modesto Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Mancini Hall, 718 Tuolumne Rivets Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Twisted Pig, Modesto Oakdale Library Maxi’s at Double Tree Ceres Library Denair Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library State Theatre, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Round Table 3848 McHenry 3014 4th St, Ceres Tilted Turtle, Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry Avenue P. Wexford’s, Modesto Rea & Associates, 1937 Coffee Rd 11914 Cahill St, Turlock Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Gallo Center for the Arts Ceres Library Modesto Library Patterson Library MJC Science Center Room 115 Boardroom, Modesto State Theatre Modesto Queen Bean Cafe Battleground Games, Modesto Mistlin Gallery Modesto State Theatre Modesto Shooter’s Pub & Grill Mistlin Gallery Modesto NTouch, Modesto MJC West Great Valley Museum Shively’s Bar & Grill, Oakdale Rivets Modesto Strings, Turlock Ridgway’s, Modesto Turlock Community Theatre, Turlock Sabatino’s, Modesto P. Wexfords Modesto Peace & Life Center, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Empire Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Newman Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library 3600Santa Fe St, Riverbank Rea & Associates, 1937 Coffee Rd First United Methodist Modesto Titled Turtle, Modesto Ceres Library Tiki Lounge, Modesto Salida Library Redwood Café, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree State Theatre Modesto Redwood Cafe, Modesto Crocodile’s, Modesto State Theatre Modesto Ralston’s Goat, Modesto Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Speakeasy, Modesto Kirk Lindsey Center , Modesto Westurf Nursery, Modesto P. Wexford’s, Modesto Kaiser Dale Rd, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Sabatino’s, Modesto Deva Cafe, Modesto Surla’s, Moesto 16th Street, Modesto 212 West F Street Gallo Center for the Arts Hughson Library Salida Library Modesto Center Plaza Modesto Centre Plaza, Modesto Modesto Library Downtown Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Tresetti’s World Cafe Modesto Rea & Associates, 1937 Coffee Rd Vintage Faire Mall, Modesto Clarion Inn, Modesto

November 18 “Pluto Up Close” Backyard Bookworms Bands, Bar and Food Trucks Battered Beaver Live DJs Book of Life Hip Hop Disney’s Cinderella KIDS DJ Arnie DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Otto & Guests DJ Tease Fuego Night with DJ Funstrummers Gig Band Rehearsal Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program Irish Cultural Society Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Neil & Matt Neil Buettner OP Christine Capsuto Rick Barnes Romeo You Idiot Teens Rockin’ Jump The Handmaiden The Weekend Dance Party Turkey Drive Turn Up Friday’s with DJ Kenny K Valley Jazz Company VFW Hamburger Night Village Dancers of the Valley November 19 10 East Brunch 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Battered Beaver DJ Awal Bilingual Preschool Storytime Comedy Night DJ & Live Music DJ Arnie DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease Folk Dancing Lessons High Noon Express Train Ride Hughson Arts & Crafts Fair Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Luis Coronel Mizz Monique’s Dragalicious Show Modesto Farmer’s Market Murder Mystery Dinner Train Oakdale Museum & History Center Old Skool Saturdays Rockin’ Saturdays Romeo You Idiot Romeo You Idiot Saturday Easy D Ride Scorptrio, BNut, Broken Trojan Spinnin’ Saturdays The Handmaiden The Weekend Dance Party Vodkas and Latkes/Big Earl and the Cryin Shame/Patty Castillo Davis November 20 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Champagne Brunch Buffet Country Music Jam with Dancing and Free Potluck Disney’s Cinderella Kids EuroSunday Car Club FOE Breakfast Francesca Battistelli Hughson Arts & Crafts Fair Josh Rosenblum Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Karaoke with Laura Modesto Jazz Society Jam Session Queen Bean Open Mic Night Seniors Club Breakfast Stanislaus Humanist’s Coffee Klatch The Big Mix The Handmaiden The Quiet Man (film) VFW Breakfast November 21 Dance Exercise Class Josh Rosenblum Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Overreaters Anonymous Preschool Story Time The Handmaiden Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Class WCPL Poker Mondays Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms November 22 Acoustic Jam at Queen Bean Carnegie Music Series Jazz with Brian Kendrick Forever Young Dance Club Golden Valley Chorus Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Name That Tune Nick Campos Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time

MJC East Campus, Sierra Hall Great Valley Museum The Portal, Modesto Battered Beaver, Oakdale The Other Place, Modesto Gallo Center for the Arts Climax, Modesto Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Urbano, H St Modesto Boardroom, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Church of the Brethren, Modesto MJC West Great Valley Museum Denny’s 1525 McHenry Avenue Rivets Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Redwood Cafe, Modesto Urbano Bistro, Modesto The Fruit Yard, Modesto Enochs Multi-Purpose Room Rockin’ Jump, Modesto State Theatre Modesto Crocodiles Nightclub Rea & Associates, 1937 Coffee Rd Shooters Modesto Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto VFW Hall Modesto Carnegie Arts Center. Turlock 10 East , Turlock Chevron, 815 Kansas Ave Rite Aid, Pelandale & Sisk Oakdale Bicycle Shop Battered Beaver, Oakdale Modesto Library Tangled Ts, Modesto Surla’s, Modesto The Other Place, Modesto Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Speakeasy, Modesto Carnegie Arts Center. Turlock Sierra Railroad Train, Oakdale Hughson High School Ridgeway’s, Modesto Gallo Center for the Arts Climax Bar, Modesto 16th St, Modesto Sierra Railroad Train Oakdale 212 West F Street Tilted Turtle Modesto Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Enochs Multi-Purpose Room Enochs Multi-Purpose Room Oakdale Bike Shop Spinnaker Lounge Shooters Modesto State Theatre Modesto Crocodiles Nightclub Congregation Beth Shalom, Modesto Cruisers, McHenry & Kiernan Surla’s, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Gallo Center for the Arts Village Baking, Modesto Eagles Hall Modesto Gallo Center for the Arts Hughson High School Deva Cafe, J St, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Shooters, Clarion Inn, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe Denny’s 1525 McHenry Avenue Queen Bean Cafe Crocodile’s, Modesto State Theatre Modesto State Theatre, Modesto VFW Hall Modesto Salida Library P. Wexford’s, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Sutter Gould Office, McHenry Village Keyes Library State Theatre Modesto First United Methodist Modesto Modesto Senior Center Tilted Turtle, Modesto Modesto Library Modesto Library Queen Bean Cafe Carnegie Arts Center. Turlock Modesto Senior Center Mancini Hall, 718 Tuolumne Rivets Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Twisted Pig, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Ceres Library Denair Library Keyes Library

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Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Successful Thinkers Network Mtg Sweet Open Talent & Mic The Handmaiden Tilted Tuesdays w/DJ Tease Toastmaster Supper Club Trivia Tuesday Turlock Seniors Dance Ukelele Funstrummers Jam Wee Move & Play Wiggle Worms Yoga with Rosa November 23 80s night/DJ Gully Art Class Board Game Night Cartooning for Kids Class Creole Jazz Kings Figure Drawing Drop In Free QiGong Class Hands on Science kid classes Horseshoe tournament IE The Magician In One Accord Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Lunch Hour Meditation Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner Open Mic Night Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime Riverbank Golden Ages Stanislaus County Coin Club The Eagle Huntress The Handmaiden Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong WCPL Poker Wednesdays Wee Move & Play Wig Out Wednesdays Wiggle Worms Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday November 24 16th Annual 5k Turkey Trot and Gobbler Walk Thanksgiving -Celebrate with Family Thanksgiving Dinner Train Ride Thanksgiving Ice Skate November 25 Animal Talk kids program Battered Beaver Live DJs Blue Diamond Band Cowboy Christmas Craft Show DJ Arnie DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Otto & Guests DJ Tease Fuego Night with DJ Funstrummers Gig Band Rehearsal Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Band Karaoke ModShop Craft Fair Neil & Matt Neil Buettner Rick Barnes Shop Small Day Stanislaus Humanists Karaoke Night Teens Rockin’ Jump The Eagle Huntress The Handmaiden The Vienna Boys Choir: Christmas in Vienna The Weekend Dance Party Therapy Friday Turn Up Friday’s with DJ Kenny K VFW Hamburger Night Village Dancers of the Valley November 26 10 East Brunch 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Asylum Productions Toys for Tots Drive B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Battered Beaver DJ Awal Bilingual Preschool Storytime Bourbon Street Blues Cowboy Christmas Craft Show DJ & Live Music DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease Folk Dancing Lessons Frozen Sing A Long Gotcha Covered High Noon Express Train Ride Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Mariachi Sol de Mexico Mizz Monique’s Dragalicious Show Modesto Farmer’s Market

Keyes Library Keyes Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Round Table 3848 McHenry 3014 4th St, Ceres State Theatre Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry Avenue P. Wexford’s, Modesto 11914 Cahill St, Turlock Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Ceres Library Modesto Library Patterson Library Boardroom, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe Battleground Games, Modesto Mistlin Gallery Modesto Shooter’s Pub & Grill Mistlin Gallery Modesto NTouch, Modesto MJC West Great Valley Museum Shively’s Bar & Grill, Oakdale Rivets Modesto Strings, Turlock Ridgway’s, Modesto Intrinsic Elements, Modesto Sabatino’s, Modesto P. Wexfords Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Empire Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Newman Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library 3600Santa Fe St, Riverbank Denny’s 1525 McHenry Avenue State Theatre Modesto State Theatre Modesto First United Methodist Modesto Titled Turtle, Modesto Ceres Library Tiki Lounge, Modesto Salida Library Redwood Café, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Tuolumne Regional Park, Modesto All over the USA Sierra Railroad Train Oakdale Modesto on Ice Great Valley Museum Battered Beaver, Oakdale The Other Place, Modesto Gene Bianchi Center Climax, Modesto Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Urbano, H St Modesto Boardroom, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Church of the Brethren, Modesto MJC West Great Valley Museum Rivets Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Yosemite Lanes, Modesto Downtown Modesto J Street Speakeasy, Modesto Redwood Cafe, Modesto The Fruit Yard, Modesto Locally owned stores everywhere Torii’s Modesto Rockin’ Jump, Modesto State Theatre Modesto State Theatre Modesto Gallo Center for the Arts Crocodiles Nightclub Shooters Pub, Clarion Inn, Modesto Shooters Modesto VFW Hall Modesto Carnegie Arts Center. Turlock 10 East , Turlock Chevron, 815 Kansas Ave Rite Aid, Pelandale & Sisk The Other Place, Modesto Oakdale Bicycle Shop Battered Beaver, Oakdale Modesto Library Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto Gene Bianchi Center Surla’s, Modesto Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Speakeasy, Modesto Carnegie Arts Center. Turlock State Theatre Modesto Donoby’s, Modesto Sierra Railroad Train, Oakdale Ridgeway’s, Modesto Gallo Center for the Arts Climax Bar, Modesto 16th St, Modesto

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Oakdale Museum & History Center Old Skool Saturdays Rockin’ Saturdays Saturday Easy D Ride Spinnin’ Saturdays The Eagle Huntress The Weekend Dance Party November 27 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Champagne Brunch Buffet Country Music Jam with Dancing and Free Potluck FOE Breakfast Hughson Senior Dance & Potluck Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Karaoke with Laura Magical Christmas Train Ride Manteca Senior Dance Poorhouse Millionaires Queen Bean Open Mic Night Scotch & Craft Beer Tasting Seniors Club Breakfast Stanislaus Humanists Brunch The Big Mix The Christmas That Almost Wasn’t The Christmas That Almost Wasn’t The Eagle Huntress VFW Breakfast November 28 Acoustic Open Mic Christmas with the Nelsons Creative Clay Art Class Dance Exercise Class Josh Rosenblum Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Overreaters Anonymous Preschool Story Time The Eagle Huntress Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Class WCPL Poker Mondays Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms November 29 Acoustic Jam at Queen Bean Forever Young Dance Club Golden Valley Chorus Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Name That Tune Nick Campos Pink Martini’s Holiday Spectacular Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Successful Thinkers Network Mtg Sweet Open Talent & Mic Tilted Tuesdays w/DJ Tease Toastmaster Supper Club Trivia Tuesday Turlock Seniors Dance Ukelele Funstrummers Jam Wee Move & Play Wiggle Worms Yoga with Rosa November 30 “World AIDS Day” 80s night/DJ Gully Art Class Board Game Night Cartooning for Kids Class Creole Jazz Kings Figure Drawing Drop In Free QiGong Class Hands on Science kid classes Home Free A Country Christmas Horseshoe tournament IE The Magician In One Accord Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner Open Mic Night Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime Riverbank Golden Ages The Eagle Huntress Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong WCPL Poker Wednesdays Wee Move & Play Wig Out Wednesdays Wiggle Worms Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday

212 West F Street Tilted Turtle Modesto Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Oakdale Bike Shop Shooters Modesto State Theatre Modesto Crocodiles Nightclub

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Cruisers, McHenry & Kiernan Surla’s, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Eagles Hall Modesto 2307 Fourth St, Hughson Ridgeway’s, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Sierra Railroad Train Oakdale 295 Cherry Lane, Manteca Deva Cafe, J St, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe Redwood Cafe, Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry Avenue Panera Bread, Turlock Crocodile’s, Modesto Gallo Center for the Arts Gallo Center for the Arts State Theatre Modesto VFW Hall Modesto The Boardroom, Modesto Gallo Center for the Arts The Chartreuse Muse, Modesto Salida Library P. Wexford’s, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Sutter Gould Office, McHenry Village Keyes Library State Theatre Modesto First United Methodist Modesto Modesto Senior Center Tilted Turtle, Modesto Modesto Library Modesto Library Queen Bean Cafe Modesto Senior Center Mancini Hall, 718 Tuolumne Rivets Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Twisted Pig, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Gallo Center for the Arts Ceres Library Denair Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Round Table 3848 McHenry 3014 4th St, Ceres Tilted Turtle, Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry Avenue P. Wexford’s, Modesto 11914 Cahill St, Turlock Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Ceres Library Modesto Library Patterson Library

Gallo Center

Events:

Don’t miss these fantastic events at the Gallo Center

Whose Live Anyway Nov 6 Celtic Thunder Nov 8 Everly Brothers Experience Nov 13 Luis Cornonel Nov 19 And much more www.galloarts.org

Turlock Community Theatre Box Scaggs Nov 2

Masters of Illusion Nov 16 www.turlocktheatre.org

MJC Science Center Room 115 Boardroom, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe Battleground Games, Modesto Mistlin Gallery Modesto Shooter’s Pub & Grill Mistlin Gallery Modesto NTouch, Modesto MJC West Great Valley Museum Gallo Center for the Arts Shively’s Bar & Grill, Oakdale Rivets Modesto Strings, Turlock Ridgway’s, Modesto Sabatino’s, Modesto P. Wexfords Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Empire Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Newman Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library 3600Santa Fe St, Riverbank State Theatre Modesto First United Methodist Modesto Titled Turtle, Modesto Ceres Library Tiki Lounge, Modesto Salida Library 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!

Try a Cab

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

Modesto Unplugged and ModestoView present ‘The Singer and The SongWriter’ with ‘XantheAlexis Music’ Gottschalk Music Center recital hall, 1502 E St., Modesto. Saturday November 12th Doors at 7:00, concert at 7:30pm. $15 general admission / kids 12 and under free To reserve seats: 209-543-5306 or modestounplugged@yahoo.com The Singer and The Songwriter craft folk songs incorporating influences from different eras of jazz and pop music, which has led to the creation of their unique, vibrant, sophisticated but playful sound. From the mountains of Colorado, XantheAlexis Music takes you on a journey of harmonies and storytelling. With soaring vocals, Xanthe weaves an unforgettable tapestry of sounds conjuring late nights by the fire and still mornings when the day is brand new.   Minnie’s Annual Holiday Craft Faire Nov 6th, 11am-3pm Jewelry, Glass Crafts, Party Lite, Handmade Soaps, Redneck Wine Glasses, Skincare, Hand-Crafted Ornaments, Woodcrafts, free refreshments & much more! Stop in for a bite and drink and do all your shopping in one trip! Modesto On Ice All Skate!  Those are words that everyone loves.   A new Modesto tradition is coming back to downtown Modesto this month.  Modesto On Ice has really created some fantastic family fun.  It is so cool that there is an all weather, super smooth ice, cool light shows, crazy fun theme nights and you can even book some of the spaces for parties. There are great places for people watching and there is a tasty snack bar, with delicious hot cocoa.   There are sessions all day long and you can even skate on Thanksgiving Day.  Opening night is November 19 at the corner of 11th and K Streets.    Best of all make an evening out of it and walk around 10th and 11th St before or after your skate.  Pre-skate dinner? Apres-skate cocktails or a movie? There is so much to do an enjoy. You can buy your tix in  advance to make it easy to get out on the ice. www.modestoonice.com

Find local restaurants

www.modestoview.com Locally Owned

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

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