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November 25 - ModShop – 10th St Plaza, Downtown Modesto November 18 - Tom Petty Tribute – State Theatre November 18 - Modesto on Ice Opening Day – 11th & K St November 12 -  Petula Clark – Gallo Center November 17, 18 -  Cinderella  - Gallo Center November  28 -  Elf the Musical – Gallo Center November 3, 4, 5 - The Miracle Worker – Gallo Center November 25   Frozen Sing a Long – State Theatre November 17, 18, 19, 24, 24, 26, 30, December 1,2  – Enemy of the People  Prospect Theatre Project November 4 -   Comedy Showcase with Maureen Langan - Moon and Sixpence   Dec 1,2 - Modesto Symphony – Holiday Pops – Gallo Center Dec 2 - Modesto Rockin Holiday Tree Lighting – 10th St Plaz 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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The fall breezes are blowing in, and with them, they are taking time away at an amazing pace. I’m sure you, just like me are wondering where our year went?  We haven’t been sitting around, but we have been going from place to place, event to event and the days slip away.  With the fall, we center ourselves around family and friends and find places that are simple and we

embrace the makers who create simple hand made items and the smells of harvest food are richer than ever and those scents and sounds take us to a special place.   If you can’t guess, I love this season.  We all need to take time to enjoy November. Take time to connect with people and really make sure that we embrace this time all the way through Thanksgiving.  We cheer those businesses that are closed on Thanksgiving and we highlight the local craftspeople and the small businesses for Black Friday and Shop Small Saturday.  It is all about making Modesto and our region strong.  Our local businesses need to work together and it is up to us to make sure we spend our hard earned dollars here in our town.  These are our friends, and dear ModestoView readers, you are the leaders in our town to champion our local spirit.  I am counting on you to spread the good word about the positive aspects of our city.  We need each other and I thank the local business that support us producing this magazine each month and hope that you will check them out first when you need goods and services.  You will discover cool new things here in the pages of Modesto, and we celebrate the accomplishments of our ViewCrew.  This is a really special group of people that are the makers and creators in our community.   Aaron Rowan has created the Moon & Sixpence Music and

Modesto View Wins Hermes Creative Awards Gold!

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

Art House. Middagh Goodwin is taking the Modesto Area Music Association to a new level, Eric Benson continues to make Blue Mondays special and I can’t thank them enough for being such a great champions for local music. This is all about more than just cool stuff, it is about creating a city, a scene, a place to live.   We are lucky to have friends that create events like Chris and Kim Ricci, Kate Trompetter, Ruhi Sheikh, Sam Pierstorff, Barry Day and others that make an effort to improve our city and ModestoView is proud to help support their efforts.   We hope you enjoy your fall football, local school sports, the evening on the patios, the neighborhood gatherings and truly hope that you enjoy and celebrate all you are thankful for as transition into December.   I hope you can come out  and see play with my band Third Party at the Tom Petty Tribute show at the State Theatre  on November 18 with four other amazing local bands. You will really like the show. I am most of all thankful for my wife and kids, without whom, none of this would be worth doing.  Times together are irreplaceable and treasure.  I am thankful for all of my friends that really make everyday worthwhile and fun.  You are all so important and if I don’t thank you enough, I am truly sorry and will try to do more.   We can make a difference if we are all staying positive and focusing on the good. Thank you for reading,    

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ModestoView loves talented people. So many people create events, activities, positive vibes and this is fantastic. What is amazing are people that make things, reconstruct, reuse, start from scratch, by hand, digital or semi-automated. We celebrate those that make things by hand this month and are so excited to feature ModShop and Porchfest co-founder Ruhi Sheikh harnessing her many talents all at once, thanks to the handiwork and magic of Michael J Mangano.  People like this in our community make it fun to live here.   Thanks Ruhi, Kate and Trisha for your creativity.

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Veterans Day is November 11th

By Chris Murphy 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.  Their stories are important to learn and their experiences can teach you a lot.   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.

Nov 8, Turlock - 9th Annual Thank a Veteran event, CSU Stanislaus Quad 10:30 am Nov 10, Turlock Wounded Warriors Golf Tournament, Turlock Golf and Country Club November 11 – Escalon – Presented by American Legion Post 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 209-838-3388 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 -  All Day Veterans Day Appreciation BBQ – Mitchell’s Harley Davidson – 9  am – on                As we get closer to November 11, please check our event calendar Note: the School Holiday will be Friday Nov 10th

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Please email us at: events@modestoview.com to add a event to our calendar 9:30 am - The Veterans Day Parade begins at 10th and O, and proceeds down Needham to Graceada Park.  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.  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

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PUBLISHER INFORMATION PUBLISHER Chris Murphy chrism@modestoview.com SALES AND ADVERTISING Advertising@modestoview.com Managing Editor Middagh Goodwin DESIGN, LAYOUT, & ART PGrimaldi, Creative Art Director / Designer Peter Grimaldi pete@pgrimaldicreative.com Photo Director Michael J. Mangano Office Adminstration Brandilyn Brown SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGERS Madison Murphy – Adobe Specialist Abbey Murphy – 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 Tasha Williams

There are many ways to help those that need it the Gardening with most during the holidays. my Son We like the Salvation Army because over 85% of all funds received go directly to those in need and all are served without discrimination.  The best way to help those in need 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.  Giving money to those on the streets, makes the problem worse.    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 209-5223209.   You can do this as an individual, a family, or with a group.  You can also give personal items that are needed in the shelters. Donations can be taken to 320 9th St or 625 I St.  Items needed are: toiletries, bedding, underwear & socks.   

Kettle Kick Off

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Today we plant plum trees, and you

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 16, 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 $$.   For info: kristen.frost@usw.salvationarmy.org http://www.salvationarmymodesto.org/

are dragging my pickaxe by its splintered handle because it weighs as much as you do. The rusty end etches tangerine lines across the concrete as you heave and grunt. Your cheeks become strawberries. You have inherited my skin. We bought you a plastic wheelbarrow, but you prefer the immobile mass of mine— your fingers tracing the curve of its unfamiliar tire, your hands clenching fistfuls of mud. As I shovel, you start to refill, one tender palmful at a time.   You lean over the hole carefully to watch things fall, first the trickle of dirt, then the slow spiral of dry grass, and now the hard descent of your toys—red Legos, a plastic rake. Everything ends underground, mixing with earthworms and marbles of clay. The hole is now big enough for your evening bath.    And if you could talk, I would tell you that planting trees is not as difficult as my lower back believes. Just dig wide enough for the roots to breathe. But in life, my son, remember this: do not dig your holes too deep or you might end up burying yourself.

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ART Now Open By Jim Christiansen Halloween is over and the Holiday Shopping Season now open, but what a great turn out for the Trick or Treat Art Walk. Still Smoking had their Haunted House, all stops had candy, and Nadine Barrett’s spooky black light images enthralled many at Ralston’s Goat. November Art Walk is November 16.  I’ll be at Ralston’s Goat this month, with a different project.  Poet Gordon B. Preston sent me a poem one day, based on a drawing I did.  He asked for my web site address, and sent on nine more poems based on my art.  November 16, we present my original art or reasonable print version, and our new chap book of Art and Poetry, $10 each, at Ralston’s Goat.  Poetry reading and artist talk included.  Book title now, “Woman Nakedly Painting Flowers, Drinking Wine” 10 drawings by Jim Christiansen, 10 poems by Gordon B. Preston. Otherwise we’re gearing up for Mod Shop at the end of the month, as featured elsewhere in Modesto View.  October’s end means that applications for the 2018 Stanislaus Artist Open Studio event are now full price, at $75 per participating artist. The Tour is April 7 and 8, fea-

turing local artists in their studios, homes or workplaces. Many artists share a spot. Final entry deadline to enter is January 15.  Some of the galleries downtown will have printed entry forms. For more information Email is openstudio.stanislaus@gmail.com “On Location” featuring Tyler Abshier and Jonathon Troxler landscapes and streetscapes will continue through December at Chartreuse Muse.  Impressive show when I visited during Art Walk.  Dawn “Hollywood” Wagner art hangs at Barkin Dog, followed By Ed Cesena November 16. Mistlin Gallery is changing shows to the annual Cancer Survivor Show, followed by Home for the Holidays.  Along with Mod Shop, Home for the Holidays is a great opportunity to get some affordable art by local artists as gifts, or that blank spot on the wall. Check out the Mistlin Gallery gift shop area, Chartreuse Muse, or go build an art piece down at Tinkertank. Crow Trading includes local artists in their shop, and many or our downtown businesses hanging local art, have that art available to purchase. This is Fall art class season. Check in with Chartreuse Muse, Mistlin Gallery for classes for adults and kids.  Mistlin Life Drawing Group meets Wednesdays 7 to 9 pm.  Tri-Chromatic gallery presents an interesting set of classes and workshops, up on J Street near 14th.  Black

Sheep Art does a student class at Queen Bean Wednesdays at 6. Wine and Paint paired at Art Time and Sip Wine on J, or Pinot’s Pallette on McHenry.  Nice to do a show out of town.  I have some paintings up at Fen-ix restaurant in Lodi with Jennifer K. Machado.  Jennifer Williams and Nicole Slater open out of town in a group show in Oakland at Creative Framing and Gallery through December. And “How to Exist in the Meantime” new works by Chelsea America opens at Warehouse 416, November 3 to 18th, 416 26th Street, Oakland. Both Oakland shows have opening and artist receptions November 3. And remember, MOD SHOP, 5 to 9 pm, November 25. Thanks.

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Edgmon Boys • Ruth Ethier • Gianelli and Associates Mid Valley Nut Company-John and Suzanne Casazza • MOCSE Modesto Pediatrics • Trey Reed Fine Art and Mark Lytle Dr. Lance Bautista Pediatric Dentistry • Ceres Drug Store • Mardy Chipponeri • Friends of Ruth Ethier Pat Golding • Sonja Knutsen Interior Design • Mick and Claudia Krausnick • Lander Veterinary Clinic Oak Valley Bank • Joe Swain-Swain Financial Services • Tavernas Farms • Gary West-J.S. West Milling Company

Designer Decorated Tree, Wreath and Centerpiece Auction, Holiday uncheon & Boutique Friday, December 1 • 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Online Auction begins November 21 at give.hospiceheart.org.

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For tickets or more information visit give.hospiceheart.org or call 209.578.6370. Proceeds to benefit Community Hospice’s Gabriel’s Friends Pediatric Palliative Care Program.

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Pumpkin Spice Sweetness

“the perfect fall friend”

By Chris Murphy

We knew it would only be a matter of time before the words “pumpkin” and “spice” were associated with “cocktail” and that time is now! Our friends at Fuzio Universal Bistro created a new drink specifically for the Downtown Sampler in October, and it is still

Do you feel that chill in the air?   It is really fall now, the mornings and evenings are flat out chilly and this asks the obvious question; What kind of delicious cocktail should we have that would warm our insides.  It is not really winter yet, it is a harvest fall and that means something warm and slightly sweet will do the job.  So when you are out cheering for your favorite football team, sitting by the pool for waterpolo or out at a cross country meet, or returning from a concert, you need something to warm you from top to bottom. Cody Baldwin at Twisted Pig has come up with the perfect fall friend, taking some of DoGood’s California Wheat Bourbon Whiskey and teaming it up with honey and rosemary that will smooth your thirst and at the same sooth the sorest of throat.  How did he make this little miracle? Let’s check it out: Infused Rosemary and Honey Simple Syrup Heat and simmer then cool and strain Add honey to hot water Add DoGood California Wheat Bourbon Garnish the glass with a lemon Garnish with Rosemary Sprig Serve and enjoy Cody wanted a drink that will make you feel good, cure whatever ills that may ail you so he thinks the Dr. DoGood will be the perfect

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here for a very limited time only. Once the ingredients are gone so is this delectable delight! It is the most delicious pumpkin spice ANYTHING you will consume this month: the Pumpkin Spice Margarita! It is a soft blend of Camarena and Triple Sec with a luscious combination of special ingredients, encased in a brown sugar rim, yum! This is not your typical margarita, this will complete your obsession of pumpkin pie, pumpkin ice cream, and pumpkin coffee. You’ll want it to be 5 o’clock all the time once you have one. Get one quickly before they are gone forever!

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way to start, or finish the evening. Check out the other fantastic cocktails and great food at the Twisted Pig. This warm Dr. DoGood pairs well with many of the appetizers or the roasted and smoked pork specialties. See you there.  

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A Time to Perform in November By Kaye Osborn and Chris Murphy

Here’s what is happening in our neck of the woods! Gallo Center for the Arts The Miracle Worker Nov. 3- Nov. 5 7:30 PM & 2 PM Cinderella Tony Award winning Broadway musical Nov. 17- Nov. 19 8 PM & 2 PM   A Charlie Brown Christmas Emmy and Peabody Award winning story comes to life Nov. 24 2 PM & 6 PM   MPA A Christmas Carol Nov. 24- Nov. 26 7:3- PM & 2 PM   Elf the Musical Nov. 28 2 PM & 7:3- PM   Prospect Theatre Project The Prospect continues an amazing season with the Enemy of the People. A “miracle” healing spring that actually poisons; a doctor desperate to spread the truth; a town desperate for false promises; a press which profits from confusion and conflict. November 17, 18, 19, 24, 24, 26, 30, 1,2   Tix are $20 general $10 students Prospect Theatre Project 1214 K St. Modesto www.prospecttheatreproject.org  

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GALLO CENTER REPERTORY CO.: THE MIRACLE WORKER

I am so excited about the Gallo Arts Reparatory Theater’s production of The Miracle Worker. The cast, crew, set, costumes, direction will astound, educate and amaze you!  I have been consulting with the actors portraying Helen and Annie about Sign Language especially fingerspelling. Get your tickets today.  Introduce your family to a miracle called Helen Keller.  After the show, explore and research Helen, Annie, the origin of the manual alphabet and braille.  The November 4th show will be interpreted for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing!  See you at the theater! “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. Life is either a great adventure or nothing.” -Helen Keller

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Johansen High School Done to Death Five has-been murder mystery writers are hired to collaborate and write a new murder mystery television series. Once they arrive to Vulture’s Vault, real murders start to happen. Done to Death is a parody of the murder mystery genre. The story alternates between reality and imagination as each writer uses their own style in the hopes that they can solve the mystery unfolding before them. Done to Death by Fred Carmichael November 3rd and 4th at 7:30pm Johansen Auditorium   The Modesto High School Theatre Department presents Craig Lucas’s dark comedy, Reckless.  Reckless is the story of Life’s seemingly reckless treatment of some people.  Rachel loves Christmas, but this Christmas is going to change everything.  And for the next ten years with Christmas as a backdrop, Rachel navigates a world seemingly devoid of meaning but amazingly interwoven together in an absurdist commentary on the random and fleeting nature of happiness and the power of the human spirit to endure Life’s careless treatment. November 30, December 1, 2, 8, 9, 10  07:30 PM Modesto High School’s Black Box Theatre--Studio 21 Tickets are 10.00      Seating is limited so purchase tickets early      Tickets may be purchased at the Student Body Store beginning November 20.   Downey High School A Musical Tribute to the History of Downey High School Performing Arts “Knights In Lights” will showcase the many accomplishments of this land standing and excellent music and performing arts programs.  Remember George Lucas was once part of the Downey Drama team.   November 4, 2017  - Downey Auditorium Shows at 2pm and 7pm Enochs High School Enochs High Drama Department presents the legendary  “To Kill a Mockingbird” Performance dates are Friday Nov 3 & Saturday Nov 4th at  6:30pm Tix $7 general $5 student This will be a great presentation of the classic story that is still relevant today.  Enochs Nest 

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CHEF r io nt A lv ie an D ef Ch th wi h ut So r pe ee D es Go ou Bay

The N’awlins flavors are better than ever By Chris Murphy

If you love New Orleans food like I do, you are going to love the new Bayou Menu. I have three words for you: Shrimp AND Grits.  You have to feel the New Orleans thing, it is like music and it runs through you and Chef Daniel Antior is in the groove.  From the holy trinity of spices he uses to the care he puts into his sauces and his key ingredients like pork, shrimp and chicken, Chef Daniel prepares your meal and it comes out like a wonderful song.  Chef Daniel has really pulled the Bayou Grill and Bar in to the center of New Orleans.  The Shrimp and (cheesy) Grits are absolutely to die for.  The mushroom chicken is wrapped in delicious flavors and his generous use of tomatoes, okra and chiles complement each dish. This style is really a collision of tastes he explains, “New Orleans had a French and Spanish influence with the abundant produce, greens and seafood of the Mississippi Delta and the Gulf.  Filé seasoning (ground Sassafras leaves) is a key American staple”.  Chef Daniel has grown up in the kitchen, developing his skills as a short order cook where speed and variety is key.  He then studied at the Institute of Technology Culinary School in Modesto and excelled in the traditional skills of sauté, grilling and so much more.  He is a student of the spices, really understanding the role that paprika, chilé powder and cayenne pepper play in his cooking.   He is naturally a pastry chef and this gives his deserts and breading a really special touch.  Oh yeah, his Beignets? They are the traditional Café Du Monde recipe and should  never be skipped when dining at Bayou.  Some of his favorite entrees are the Blackened Prime Rib that is served with a red potato smash and greens.  He features specials daily and really recommends eating the special as it is served as it is all supposed to work together.   “If you want something custom, don’t order the Special”, he laughs.   As our session ended, it all came back to Shrimp and Grits, my favorite New Orleans (or

southern) dish. And yes, they service fried green tomatoes, deep fried Okra,  amazing Po-Boys and greens that will make any mom proud.    Chef Daniel likes to keep the kitchen fun and make it all work together.   He is married and has two young kids, Charlyze and Caleb and they keep his creativity up to speed.   On the fun side of his menu?  You should not miss the Brownie Fuzuki and Bananas Foster.   As our conversation weaved around food and music, I asked our signature question, Beatles and Stones.  It was Beatles all the way.  It is all about the nice and smooth melodies.  “I love the old rock, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chet Atkins the southern influences too and old records.  I grew up playing trumpet and music is important.   I couldn’t agree more.  Hope to see you at Bayou Bar and Grill soon.   

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GO MODESTO November 7 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 elected officials at the local level.  Every vote counts, right down to who is going to be in charge of our local community school districts.   ModestoView does not take political sides, but we are strongly in support of Measure S to keep our libraries healthy and keep this vital link to information and knowledge available to all.   Information and knowledge are keys to success and a well informed population is the key to democracy. So don’t take a pass on this election. Use your voice and VOTE.

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PLANES, TRAINS and AUTOMOBILES

(R-1987)

John Hughes’ comedy starring Steve Martin and John Candy

Sun. Nov. 19 at 2 p.m.

LADY BIRD

(NR)

Spirited, sharp-witted and set in Sacramento. Starring Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf

Opens Wed. Nov. 22 at 4 p.m.

THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI (R)

“One of those truly rare films that feels both profound and grounded.” - RogerEbert.com

Opens Wed. Nov. 22 at 7 p.m.

Turkey Trot is coming!

Start Your Thanksgiving with the Turkey Trot – Nov 23 – Legion Park This is the perfect way to get a free pass on your Thanksgiving meal.   There is a fun run for kids and there is a 5k through the fall colors at Tuolumne River Regional Park.  Lots of parking, easy run and a lot of fun.   The whole family will have a blast. Check in begins at 7:30 am and races start 8:45 for the kids and ½ and 9:30 for the 5K. https://runsignup.com/Race/ CA/Modesto/MJCTurkeyTrot

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Now a favorite, post-Turkey Day family tradition

Sat. Nov. 25 at 2 p.m.

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The Johansen High School Instrumental Music

is hosting a special music concert featuring the headliner “The Family Crest”, with local award winning support act “Josh Rosenblum” and the Johansen Jazz Band. The concert is taking place November 18th starting at 7 PM in the Johansen Theater. Tickets and more info are available at  www.JohansenMusic.org. FOR MORE MODESTO INFO: www.modestoview.com

With Barely Legal shadow casters

Sat. Nov. 25 at 11 p.m. Box Office 12-3pm M-F (209) 527-4697 • www.thestate.org

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UNPLUGGED When Amish Eyes Are Smiling by Aaron Rowan

November Movies I met Maureen Langan back in the springtime. And by “met,” I mean she picked me to pick on during her standup routine. I had just started sporting the Amish look - the long hair & a plaid shirt. We got into a bit of banter about that. I knew then that I wanted her to be the Kelly McGillis to my Harrison Ford. When I decided to put together my very first comedy night at Moon & Sixpence, there was only one possible headliner. Maureen’s exceptional wit and honest rants on life’s absurdities make her a comedy standout. Jerry Stiller once said of her, “Maureen is to comedy what James Brown was to soul.” She knows just how to roast you as if you’d been stuffed into a Brazen Bull, and you’ll love every moment of it. Samantha Gilweit will open the show with a set of comedy + music. She’s  performed for sold-out crowds in

NYC and was one of the first comics to perform in virtual reality. Saturday 11/4 at 7 PM. Tickets are $10 (cash only) at the door. The following afternoon at Moon & Sixpence, enjoy an appearance by Jamie Dubberly and his Dharma Latin Jazz Quintet, comprised of some of the best jazz and Latin musicians in the Bay Area, and beyond. The lineup for this special matinee show includes master percussionist and Grammy winner Carlos Caro; drummer Brian Andres; Grammy-winning bassist David Pinto; and pianist Randy Sandoli, assistant director of the Brubeck Institute. Leading the group is local Grammy-winning trombonist Jamie Dubberly. They will bring an intimate, but powerful, and invigorating concept of Afro-Cuban jazz and salsa to Modesto for this special show. Sunday 11/5 at 2 PM, $20 at the door. You’ll find Moon & Sixpence Music and Art House just a few blocks from the main strip of downtown Modesto, in the Cook Marketplace center at 500 9th St. between E & F (next to Stonehenge and El Sol restaurant.) More November concerts can be found at www. modestounplugged.com. Singer-songwriter, guitarist and Jewish liturgi-

cal soloist Leah Shoshanah will appear at Sunday Afternoons At CBS, which has presented world-beat and eclectic music for over a quarter century. Sunday 11/12 at 3 PM, Leah will debut a new program of music that traverse genres and languages, from Brazilian sambas to Arabic and Ladino ballads, to Jewish liturgical music, opera and Broadway hits. Multi-instrumentalist James Abud will accompany Leah on lead guitar, oud and percussion. Congregation Beth Shalom, 1705 Sherwood Ave. $25 adults; $20 seniors/students; $10 children. Call 209-5716060 for tickets or more info. Friday 11/17, Townsend Opera welcomes back soprano Liisa Davila as she creates a tapestry of song delivered in her recital program ‘In Sleep The World Is Yours’ - a powerful, poignant, and lighthearted vocal repertoire featuring works by Mozart, Schumann & more. Mistlin Gallery, 1015 J St. - doors at 6:30, concert at 7:30. $25 general admission. More info at www. townsendopera.com.

METAL

HellHeart It is my honor to present you Best Metal 2017 MAMA Award winner, HellHeart! HellHeart consists of Alie Grabowski Vocals, Kevin Nelson Drums, Eddie Callow Lead Guitar, Jess Gilmore Guitar/Vocals and Jeff Amador Bass.  Even though HellHeart is a newer band you will be surprised to find out how much they have accomplished in such a short time. First off, HellHeart is signed to indie label Dead Sea Records. They just recorded and produced an EP titled Where’s Your Heart At. You can purchase a physical copy and also find it on all major online retailers like ITunes and Spotify. They have a new music video set to be released by the end of the year, titled Suffer Well. The music video was shot in Monterey California on the beach. The song is about finding strength in solitude. HellHeart has been touring up and down California, just getting back from shows in Hayward and Santa Ana. They are set to be leaving soon on a mini tour. Get this, in Mexico! How awesome is that? They

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by Eve Oberlander are playing both Tijuana and Monterrey Mexico. They have many influences and each member comes from different musical backgrounds. This gives them a really interesting and unique way of creating music. Most of their writing starts with a riff and they build from there. Their first single, Kings Cup, started from a single riff. With Eddie and Jess working together they had the song written within an hour. They knew right then they had something, working so well together. HellHeart wants to say thank you. Thanks to their fans, friends and family alike. With your support they have had a successful year. “Modesto has been really good to us. It’s an honor to be voted as their best metal band, especially when there were so many other great bands in that category. These are bands that we look up to,

bands that we call friends”. HellHeart brings high energy in their aggressive songs and I enjoy watching them live. You have to catch a set my MetalHead friends!

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DESIGN

MONDAY NIGHT

Modesto Designer Pioneered Early Mechanical Voting by Lee Davis, Founder, Modesto Design Collective (MO.DE)

As we head to the polls this month, it seems only appropriate to feature a pioneering Modesto designer who invented an early 19th century voting machine. I ventured out on a chilly autumn morning to the Modesto Pioneer Cemetery to find the gravestone of celebrated Modesto architect and inventor, Julian Mourot. The stone was overgrown with weedy grass but Mourot’s legacy remains unsullied as one of our city’s most prolific designers. He was born in 1842 in Illinois and studied with a leading architectural firm there before settling in Modesto in 1879 until his death in 1928. Those familiar with Mourot’s work tend to focus on his architectural achievements, which were many. He is most recognized for his ornate and elaborate Queen Anne-style buildings, among them several Modesto business blocks, a hotel, a hospital, a school, and multiple residencies. He designed the majestic Tynan Hotel (later the State), completed in 1890 at the corner of 10th and H Street, with its iconic, ornate clock tower and Modesto’s first elevator. Mourot also designed the Stanislaus County Hospital and Almshouse in 1892 (a commission he competed for against fourteen other leading architects across California, a testament to his creativity and skill). Sadly, all of Mourot’s Modesto buildings have been demolished. Only a landmark residence he designed for a surgeon (from Modesto) in Pacific Grove remains. Beyond being an accomplished architect,

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Mourot was also a prolific inventor. In 1893, he filed a patent for an innovative “Voting Machine.” His detailed description indicates a complex engineering mind highly aware of the voting zeitgeist of the late 19th century. His mechanized secret ballot system employed a series of “pitmen” enabling the voter to depress them and thus cast a vote, and then locking to prevent any further operation until the voter left the booth and another entered. A movable floor mounted upon returning springs enabled the machine for voting when a voter stepped on it. The machine had an intricate series of rotating drums that turned and advanced paper rolls with a voter’s selection, thereby maintaining secrecy, while automatically counting both the number of votes and the number of voters. It’s uncertain whether Mourot’s invention was ever realized. He’s not cited in any histories of voting technology. But what is most impressive about his invention is the timing. The concept of “secret ballot” voting was only introduced in 1888 in the United States after the widespread fraud reported in the contentious presidential election of 1884. In 1892, the first mechanical levervoting machine was introduced to reduce the risk of dishonest vote counting. Mourot’s patent, filed only a year later, represented truly cutting edge technology. While duplicitous politicians continue to make false and already debunked claims of massive voter fraud in California and across the country, we can celebrate our local design ancestor who pioneered early voting technology to protect our most fundamental democratic right. So cast your vote with civic design pride on November 7th. www.modestodesign.org

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INTER I love reading, I love history, and I love curiosity. The written word is the key to the door to knowledge and insight to the world and it is a great gift for people to be able to craft a story, communicate a concept and make it engaging for people to read.  There is a reason why so many people are on a quest to write the great American novel, be they the next Kerouac, Hemingway or to blaze a completely new trail.  What is really fascinating are those authors that are able to take a piece of history, and make it into a great story that engages.  The key to this is finding history exciting.  Ken White is one of those people.   Ken has made a career out of writing here in Modesto and has novels, screenplays, stage plays, and corporate work, as well as teaching, in his portfolio.  As a Davis High grad in the late 60s, he studied at UC Davis and San Francisco State in the 70’s where he earned his M.A. in Educational Technology.  He comes from a musical family.  His late brother Wendell and sister-in-law Penny were in many bands and his sister Sammy is a MAMA-winning musician.  Her husband Scott and children Jackson and Lauren are also musicians. Ken is in a band, the P.Rodells, along with his sister, Deb, a member of the Sensations, and his best friend’s son, David Rogers, drummer for Patty Castillo Davis, and grandson, Zyan and family friend Courtney Considine.  Ken was a huge help in the content creation and editing of the Modesto Historic Cruise Route and he is also our “Author Emeritus” for ModestoView magazine.  I was proud to be able to contribute a chapter in Ken’s new book, the Life and Times Modesto.  Let’s get to know Ken White and I hope you like this new book.      ModestoView:  Why is the written word so special? Ken White: “The world is made up of stories, not atoms.”  – Muriel Rukeyser, Poet   It’s all about telling a story that connects and moves people. The physical act of putting pen to paper, or fingers to keyboard. We’ve been communicating with symbols since the caveman scrawled images on a cave wall. We still are. Words open worlds. They allow us to travel to distant lands, learn interesting and valuable things, share what we’re passionate about, and perhaps become somebody else or look through someone else’s eyes for a moment or two.  

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By Chris Murphy

MV: What about growing up in Modesto influenced you today? KW: It’s always been the people. I still have friends I’ve known since kindergarten. When I tell people that who aren’t from here, they’re thunderstruck because they’ve never had that. It’s also the place. There’s something magical about California and the Valley. I know I’m almost home as soon as the plane crosses the border or I coast down the Altamont. MV: Do you believe that historical knowledge about one’s city creates a sense of civic pride?   KW: Absolutely. Modesto has an incredibly rich history that we should be proud of. A lot of firsts have been accomplished here. Some pretty amazing and accomplished people have called – and call – it home. I continue to discover things about this city I never knew.   MV: You have made a career out of writing.  Is this a lost art or are there still opportuni-

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ties for the up and coming student? KW: There will always be a need for written communication. The delivery system may change, but the process will not. Writing and speaking are two very different ways of communicating. Each uses different parts of the brain and body. Every human endeavor needs written communication and documentation, whether it’s writing a simple thank-you note or crafting a comprehensive annual report. And now there are more opportunities than ever for people to tell their unique stories, whether it’s through self-publishing, blogging, social media, gaming, writing songs, stage plays, webisodes, or whatever the next “big thing” will be. The reality is, we have an active, thriving community of local writers and publishers in all media. If it’s something that speaks to you, pursue it. MV: It’s always said, that the more you travel and experience the world, you appreciate the Modesto experience more? Would you agree? KW: I’ve traveled quite a bit. I enjoy meeting

other people and experiencing other cultures. But, I can’t wait to return home to the familiar; to the ever-present past; to a place that encourages and supports the arts and creative people; to a community. MV: Your novel, Getaway Day, combined so many things that we love, baseball, Modesto and a nice time in history that is good to write about. What did you like best about this book? KW: Resurrecting memories and sharing them. I call the book’s style “fictional memoir.” That’s because it combines real events and people with fictional events and people, very much in the style of “Ragtime” and other historical novels. At one point, the publisher asked me to cut out all the “personal stuff.” I told him that was the whole point. I wanted to share that with the other “baby boomers” who grew up in that time, as well as with their children and grandchildren who might want to know more about what helped shape them. Plus, it was an opportunity to create and preserve a shared history and legacy for my family, as well as to pay tribute to the men who influenced my life – my father, my coaches, and my teachers. It saddened me that my youngest brother, Wendell, passed away without having a chance to read the book. I’m working on a sequel tentatively entitled “Beautiful Day,” which follows the same characters in 1969. Instead of using baseball as the unifying thread, this book will use music. MV: Your new book Touchstones: Life and Times of Modesto is really going to be a milestone book. What made you want to do it? KW: I was asked to write it by Gwen Larsen, Susan Belt-Highiet, and Lois Belt, who are part of Press and Publications with the McHenry Museum & Historical Society. I agreed because it was time to update our city’s history and to counter the negative publicity we’ve received in recent years. But, I didn’t want to just write another history book because that had been done and done well. I wanted to capture Modesto as it is now which, when published, would become the most recent history of our town.     MV: What was something you learned new from doing this book? KW: How many incredible people have lived and worked here and how much they’ve done. Plus, it allowed me to connect with a number of local individuals and organizations I had known about and respected, but never had an opportunity to meet or work with.   MV: You and I share a love for the history of this city; what is a story that needs to be more well-known?

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MV: When will the book be available and don’t you think everyone needs to give this as a gift this holiday season? KW: The book is scheduled to be out the first week of November. It will cost $40 and will be available at the McHenry Museum store. We will also be setting up a website to handle on-line purchases. All sales will benefit the Museum. There’s no better gift to give than the gift of history and civic pride. We will be hosting a book release party on December 14th at the Museum, which will be open to the public. I will also be selling and signing books at the Dickens Fair and Barnes & Noble on December

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KW: The story of the Native American, Estanislao, after whom the county was named. He is reputed to be the only American Indian leader never defeated in battle and may have been the inspiration for the fictional character, Zorro. The Maddox Brothers and Sister Rose, which taps into our musical heritage and the birth of rockabilly. The career of Royal Robbins, who was a world-renowned mountain climber and entrepreneur. I’m actually working on stage plays about Estanislao and Royal. I will also be publishing my second children’s Christmas book this month. The “12 Days of Central Valley Christmas” continues to celebrate the uniqueness of where we live.  

MV: What does our community need to do to make sure we celebrate our history? KW: Events and offerings like the Modesto Cruise Route and the Modesto Architecture Festival that are entertaining and informative. Support for, and promotion of, historical jewels like the McHenry Mansion and McHenry Museum. New museums dedicated to the Gallo Winery and George Lucas. A Graffiti Film Festival. Mentoring students of all ages and sharing with them the richness of our heritage, which may ignite in them a love of their community and its history.

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2nd, and at the Chamber of Commerce Mixer on December 9th. MV: Describe your ideal day here in modern Modesto? KW: Writing in the morning. A bike ride around Graceada and Enslen Parks at lunch. Practicing a few songs. A meeting on a community project. Appetizers or dinner with my wife, Robin, followed by a show downtown. MV: Our signature question: Beatles or Stones? KW: Beatles forever and always. (Followed closely by Buffalo Springfield.)

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BIG

By Chris Murphy

There is something special about this time of year. We are experiencing a wonderful harvest, pumpkin patches, corn mazes and the tastiest treats at our local farmer’s markets. But as we go into the fall, we are thinking about the people that create, make and invent.  The holidays are not that far away so it is not too late to get really creative and dive in to our local area makers.  You may not dive in, but you may crash into some local makers like our own Tasha Williams did when she met up with the creative folks from ModShop. Friends, these people are what make the Greater Modesto Area (Stanislaus County) so special. 

We celebrate their ideas and handiwork and hope you like your tour.

ModShop: A Creative Dream (Or Not)? Brace yourself folks! For some of you, the story I am going to share,

may be difficult for you tobelieve. But all of it, every word, and with each keystroke that leaves my fingertips – TELL A TRUE STORY! I have been continuously riding my bicycle since August. During that month, I took you and a few other Positive Peeps, on a ModestoView, “Tour de Food” joyride, all throughout town! Since then, I have been bicycle riding everywhere! I rode my bike through Queen Bean to grab a coffee. I breezed past Fuzio, only stopping to nibble on a Firecracker Appetizer. I slowed down briefly, for one Baklava bite at Papachino’s. I stuffed my face like nobody’s business at Luigi’s Pizza. Even with all that biking through town, still, I kept on riding. I just couldn’t seem to stop myself! Simply put, it was clear: I was turning into the female version of Forrest Gump, except – I WAS ON TWO WHEELS! I just kept riding and riding and riding!   I ended up at the Riverbank Wine and Cheese Festival. My music was playing through my ear buds and I was singing loudly, as the Stylistics crooned, “People Make the World Go Round.” (I still don’t know if I jam to that song because I love “people” or because I love that my “bicycle wheels” go round). At any rate, I digress. . . . I had gotten lost in the music and I was riding at an unstoppable speed, enjoying every gust of wind that swept by my face. Then, in a flash, and as if out of nowhere, I looked up and saw a sign that said: ModShop Handmade Market. For a brief moment, I thought to myself, “I wonder what The ModShop is?” But it was too late! My speed was undeniable and I could not be stopped!   As my bicycle and I frantically rode through the crowd, I was screaming out to all within my view, warning the crowd, “Look out!” and “Get out of the way!” and “I can’t stop!” Right then and there, wouldn’t ya know it? BOOM! I had finally come to a halt - A SCREECHING HALT! However, it wasn’t my brakes that that stopped me, it was a brick wall! The hit was so intense, that it almost knocked my teeth out! And let me tell ya, you’d have to see my pearly whites in person, to understand the devastation I would have felt in losing even one! But again, I digress. . . . .   I crashed hard and I must have passed clean out, because when I came to, an Angel-like, exquisite beauty, was standing directly above me. She had cocoa skin with long black hair and it turns out, it was she, (Ruhi Sheikh, along with her two friends, Kate Trompetter and Tricia Rosenow, who started the ModShop 5 years ago). Back then, there were only 45 vendors, with the number steadily increasing up to 100 vendors now!

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By Tasha Williams

I could not wrap my head around the immaculate ModShop Scene that was now surrounding me on all sides! When Ruhi helped me up, she was so softspoken and kind, that I felt as if I had floated back into a standing position and landed on a soft cloud, instead of the hot concrete that was really below my feet. She had a gentle way about herself as she began telling me all about the crafters and magic makers that were everywhere in the ModShop! She explained how November was an excellent month for people to come and check out the handmade pieces that had been crafted locally, by each individual artists. Ruhi went on to say, that during their events, the vibe was just different. “It is simply a positive place for people come and have fun in a kind of “bustling night out,” she said. Eventually, I was on my own because whimsically, I had floated off and gotten lost inside the magical wonders of The ModShop! This was definitely my kind of scene! There were booths everywhere that had people displaying a variety of original items! There was beauty, as well as creativity, in every direction in which I glanced! I was among the coolest, craziest, and most artsy people I had seen in years!  

Let me tell you about some of the really amazing people and the things they make.

Urban Lumber Jack – Cliff and Steph-

anie run this woodworking business that specializes in creating lovely things made of wood. Immediately, their beautifully hand crafted wine stoppers caught my eye! Lorena’s Edible Garden – First off, Lorena was absolutely lovely! Her family has been in business with the Stanislaus County for 17 years! She manages to keep the family business going with her passion for gardening, entertaining and farming. Plus, her company occasionally hosts Murder Mystery Dinners.   Moonlight Substance – WOW! What a treat! Owner, Christina Ayala has been collecting rocks since childhood and has managed to turn her love of fossils and dinosaurs into a very lucrative business. She makes necklaces and key chains made of rocks, minerals, and stones. She loves to see the joy her pieces bring to the faces of her buyers!

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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 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, Preservation Coffee, Ralston’s Goat, Tresetti’s and more.    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   Paint and Sip – You can be your own crafter.   Why not create your own art?  Why not drink your own wine? There are fabulous places to sip wine and paint, and do it with friends, especially this time of the year.     Art Time and Sip Wine is located at the corner of 16th and J Street and they have a variety of programs and you can custom design your event with Sue Waggoner.   You can connect at artimeandsipwine@gmail.com  920 16th St Modesto 209-777-0129   On the north end of town, you can find Pinot’s Pallate where there are wine and painting experiences of all kinds.   Most importantly, grab a group of friends and get out there and create. There are paint theme nights too.   If you have ever wanted to be an artist, this is a good way to start.  https:// www.pinotspalette.com/modesto  

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Do you love bread? We do!  There are two amazing hand crafted bread companies in Modesto that will blow your mind.   Alchemy Bread has a wonderful variety of craft bread, with weekly specials and if you are lucky, you may get bike delivery.   Burnt Bread company works miracles with Sourdough.   They can be found at the Modesto Certified Farmers Market and their sourdough pretzels are and chocolate chip cookies are to die for.   Alchemy Bread: www.alchemybread.com/ Burnt Bread: https://www.facebook.com/burntartisan/  

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Ok friends, it is not yet Thanksgiving and we don’t want to be jumping to far ahead here, but you do need to make some plans or some of these things will be sold out. We are getting ready to jump on to the holiday Polar express that will start going so fast, you need to pay attention to make sure you get to experience all that is happening in our region.   The season will kick off this year with the opening of Modesto on Ice on November 18 and then it is going to get crazy.   Check out this important list of things to do and make sure that you mark your calendars!    If your event is not on this list, please email it to events@ modestoview.com and check our calendar at www.modestoview.com before you leave the house.   Nov 18 - Modesto On Ice -  11th & K St  Opening Day  Nov 23- Thanksgiving and Turkey Trot Run  Nov 24, 25 – MPA – A Christmas Carol – Gallo Center Nov 24 – Charlie Brown Christmas – Gallo Center Nov 25 - Frozen Sing-a-long – State Theatre  Nov 25 – Shop Small Saturday – All day. All over Modesto. Nov 25 – ModShop Downtown Modesto 5 pm  Nov 28 – Elf – Gallo Center  2 & 7:30 pm Dec 7 – Rat Pack Holiday with Matt Henderson – State Theatre FREE 2 pm  Dec 1,2  -  Warren Miller Here there and Everywhere – State Theatre Dec 1, 2 – Modesto Symphony Holiday Pops Dec 2 -  Dickens Christmas Fair  -  15th St & McHenry Mansion Dec 2 – Modesto Holiday of Lights Parade – Downtown Modesto  - 5:30 pm Dec 2 -  Rockin’ Holiday Opening Day 10th St Plaza 5:30 pm  Dec 2 – Rockin’ Tree Lighting – 10th St Plaza 8:00 pm Dec 8, 9, 19, 15, 16, 17   - Central West Ballet The Nutcracker – Gallo Center Look for a very special guest performance by ModestoView’s Chris Murphy on the 9th. Dec 14-   Star Wars Last Jedi Premier – Brenden  7 pm Dec 16, 17 – Posada Navidena – Gallo Center   Dec 17 -  Central Valley Con Modesto Centre Plaza Dec 18 – Dave Koz Christmas – Gallo Center Dec 22 - Brian Setzer Orchestra Gallo Center for the Arts Dec 25 – Christmas Day

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offered in and around the valley. Every season there are more concerts and festivals to be attended than you have the time or the funds for. Every Summer when it comes time to consider nominees for our own Modesto version of the music awards, the number of choices are mind boggling and the task of narrowing the artists in each category to just ten is painstaking. This is the good news, this is the great news, THIS is the grateful news. During this climate of gratitude there is no shortage of opportunities to enjoy some great music-follow your heart and do your part. The Trifecta of giving on November 4 features three events that give you an opportunity to hear some award winning musicians and help your community. SHARE THE WARMTH Concert and Coat Drive benefitting Interfaith Ministries is a FREE show. Hanibal Yadegar, Owner of The Barkin Dog Grill and Patty Castillo Davis will host a night of music featuring Tim Allen, Big Earl Matthews, Steve Ashman from Zasu Pitts Memorial Orchestra, Gary Nelson from Third Party and many others. Please bring a new or gently used coat. Show starts at 7 and reservations are strongly advised. The Friendsgiving

Benefit Show/Food Drive at the Prospect Theater is from 6pm to 10pm. Admission is a can of food and $20. The lineup includes a Who’s Who of MAMA nominees and is headlined by 2017 Best Americana winner Cottonwood Creek. The Modesto Elk’s Lodge will hold their Teddys and Toys Benefit Show and toy drive  with prelude music by Rick Barnes and Friends at 3:30, dinner at 5:30  and 7:30 kicks off dance music by Silvermoon, Blues Box Bayou Band and Flying Blind. Tickets can be purchased at the M.E.L for $25 and include dinner. The Farmers Market is winding down but you can still enjoy  fellowship, food finds, and acoustic music for 6 more weeks. Pair your wine with Singer Songwriters at Most Wanted Wine Bar and Wood Fired Oven-Nikki and Anthony 11/3, Jordan Waters 11/10,  Me & You The Duo 11/11 and  Jordan Waters 11/17. DEVA Sunday Breakfasts continue to serve up comfort food and great Singer Songwriters. November brings Tim & Patty 11/5, Indy Folk 11/12, Daydream Believers 11/19 and Mattea Overstreet 11/26.

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The Third Thursday Art Walk hosts music in most venues and this month Me & You The Duo will be taking the Modesto View stage from 6-9 pm at 11th and J. Makers of music, creators of crafts and alternative artists of all types will be displaying the fruits of their calling at the Mod Shop on Saturday, November 25, enjoy hand- born offerings of every type, strolling and busking musicians and an awe inspiring evening out where all your friends and family can be safe, have fun and support shopping local. The Modesto View outdoor stage will host live music. To submit Singer Songwriter events please visit pattycastillodavis.com.

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by Middagh Goodwin We supplied them with backpacks, pencils, I know I am grateful for all the great enterrules, scissors, and more. The school was tainment opportunities we are afforded living so grator our help. right here in Modesto. It is amazing how much Soon we will all get together and clean creativity surrounds and is available to us. What eyeglasses to be distributed to developing can you do to show your gratitude and support nations throughout the world. Last time we of the Arts Community? One of the best ways I cleaned over 2,000 glasses. We hung out, can think of is by going out and catching a live listened to music, and laughed while being performance, seeing them take the stage and by able to help someone see better. The se are purchasing their wares.  just some of the wonderful opportunities With the holiday season right around the corI am a part of a program called the Modes- you will have by joining the Leos Club. We ner why not pick up some gifts created by your to Leoslocal Club; we are basically younger also would appreciate donations of good favourite artists? Pick up a CD,the Record brother of the Modesto Lions Club. We are condition prescription glasses. Did you or T-Shirt by a local band. Stop off at the Black hopingMarket(first to recruit some to join HeARTs Fridayteenagers of each month) orus know 153 million people worldwide are in making a better other arts and the craftcommunity fair and buy some origi-place. in need of corrective lens, but don’t have Weone meet month fun ac- them. Lions and Leos clubs collect millions nal of a only kind once piece.aCheck outand the do Third holidays. Every dollar you spend is an endowThursday youour cangroup meet the tivities. Art TheWalk mainwhere reason formed ment of eye glasses each you wouldtolike to the Arts and willyear. helpIfit to continue artist maybe pick upout a painting, sculpture was and so we could help people in need. We thrive.  to try Leos out to see if you want to be a orused other“flhandmade a stroll downocking” asitems. a wayTake to fundraise for our Inpart of itI then you are all more thanartists, welcome closing, want to thank the local town and pick up some unique gifts during projects; Flocking is when people pay us to musicians andfor performers for all theyado to to join us a day. We have memberModShop(November 25th). You can kill three stick pink plastic flamingos in their friend’s make Modesto and the surrounding area betship drive May 9th at Modesto Bowl.a If you birds with one stone, Shop Local and Support ter place to live. Without Art, life is not worth yard. Using the $150 we earned from flock- are interested in participating, donating, Art while buying gifts for friends and family.  I alsoor want to congratulate ing; we went to Wal-Mart and bought kids living. joining, trying out Leos,the callnominees Karin at Another way to give back to the Arts Comand all the winners of this year’s Modesto Area who were  less fortunate school supplies. (209) 595-3202 for more information. munity this time of year is by purchasing gift certificates from local theatres, restaurants, cafes and bars that support local musicians. Another idea is maybe enrolling your kids in VMI or GK Music both teach kids not just to play an instrument but learn how to perform on stage with a real band. What a great gift, one that will help create the next generation of local musicians.  You will receive such an incredible feeling of satisfaction, knowing that you have helped out your local arts community and bought gifts for friends and family that you know is one of a kind. Challenge yourselves to make a habit of buying something from a local artist or musician on a regular basis not just during the

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BLUES Fall In Full Swing Hello everybody Fall is in full swing and we are gearing up for the holidays. This month I am trying something new and I hope you will come down and check it out. Starting on November 1st and again on the 15th, I’m putting on a show that we are calling Poorhouse Millionaires and Friends. My MAMA Awardwinning girlfriend Felicia Aleman will host and do her comedy then we will bring in a surprise guest to kick off the show followed by a couple sets from the Poorhouse Millionaires. Its going to be a fun show with surprises every time. You can expect to see us the first and third Wednesdays of each month. Two great options on the 11th. First, you can check out AC Miles from Fresno up at Black Oak Casino. For those of us wanting to stay closer to home check out the Funky Blues Band at the Hot Rod Dinner in Ceres. The Funky Blues Band is a brand new act with some great well-seasoned musicians, make sure to check them out. THey will be back at The Hot Rod Dinner on the 25th as well. Last month My band Big Earl and the Cryin’ Shame kicked off a great new concert series in Stockton at Valley Brew right on the Miracle

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Mile. It’s coming back this month on the 17th with AC Miles. AC is a seriously accomplished musician. He is a monster guitar player and has a great voice. He does straight blues as well as blues rock. I gotta tell you too, it’s a nice room and they have killer sound so if you can check it out. On the 18th I will be back with the Poorhouse Millionaires at the Rawhide Saloon in Jamestown. It’s a nice big room and I think it’s going to be a really fun night. The week after we are heading back to the Bourbon Barrel in Sonora as a trio, if you haven’t been, you should check it out. By this time next year, everyone will have heard of the this joint, its just getting started. To close out this month, take a trip to Moe’s Alley in Santa Cruz on the 26th and check out Guitarsonists featuring Chris Cain, Daniel Castro, Mighty Mike Schermer. 3 heavy hitter, I mean straight up monster players. I am going to sell a finger to get my gas money for this one if I have to. Major must-see show. Have a great month and I hope to see you out at a show.

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

And on to Fall & the Holidaze we go. Button up your overcoats and find that old umbrella you’re going to need pretty soon. Plenty to do this month before we come together with family and friends to cool the goose on thanksgiving and then on to the frenzied pace of Christmas & merriment to be had.  So here’s to the changing of the seasons, harvest festivals, daylight saving, waking up in the dark, and the last days of the farmers markets. Thank all of you that came out for the

Latin explosion Blue Monday last month with Gustavo Ramirez, Carlos Caro and Danilo Pais, it was smoking. Blue Monday Invitational Jam returns to the Barkin’ Dog Grill this Nov 13thth with hosting the jam House band Ultra Lounge, Johnny Valdes guitar, Tim Allen bass, vocals, Dave Hawks on drums, Horns Kevin Marin, and Marty Martinez, and John Burt Sax, Dave Dow and yours truly Eric Benson on Keys.  We will be playing some Latin, Jazz, Funk, and a little of everything else.   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, or to listen and dance, it’s gonna’ be smoking! While on the Latin side of things James Dubberly Trombonist, arranger is bringing in a quintet of great players on Sunday Nov 5th at 2 PM featuring the Dharma Latin Jazz Quintet at Moon & Six Pence music venue. . The band features; Carlos Caro, David Pinto, Randy Sandoli, Brian Anores and leader James Dubberly.  The venue is located 500, 9th street.

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tribute Copland & Gershwin, 12th Petula Clark, 17th Lisa Davila Townsend Opera, and 25th Texas Tenors. And before tickets are scarce in December; 18th Dave Koz Christmas, 19th winddam Hill Winter Solstice, 20th Brian Setzer Big Band Christmas Show.  Off the beaten path the Newman Theatre brings in The China Cats greatfully Dead Tribute Nov 11th and Dec 1st Antsy McClain with the Trailer Park Troubadours. Well worth the drive to the historic theatre venue in Newman. Come back out for Third Thursday Art Walk 5 to 9:00 PM for some great art and music in the downtown! Lowdown on the jam session in the downtown: Queen Bean Sundays open mike night also in an all age environment.  So take some time out to hear some live music and the arts of our own town as well this month, think globally and act locally.  All the best, peace out! Eric Benson, cell 209- 9187033, email; Mbenson@fire2wire.com

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COMEDY Hello, hello, hello by Felicia Aleman It’s November and time to be thankful. I’m thankful for winning the MAMA award.  After only a year and a half into comedy, it was quite an honor to be nominated and surprising to win.  The other nominees are more experienced and have all been supportive in booking and encouraging me.  Sounds sappy, but it’s hard to express how much this has meant to me.  So as it is with meeting any milestone, now the real work begins… INTERVIEW:  This month I talk to 209 comic and two-time MAMA Award winner Jimmie Menezes.  Jimmie has been active in the local comedy scene for six years and has produced shows throughout the 209 including the BrewHaHa at the former Hero’s and for the last year has run a monthly comedy show at the Outpost Saloon (last Wednesday of every month).  Jimmie has also been my mentor--my first open mic and first show were his productions.  Since then we have hit the road together going to open mics and performing whenever possible.  We talk about how to get a MAMA win (spoiler alert:  promotion, cross-promotion and more promotion), putting on shows and being on the road.  The video will be available on my

GEEK Facebook page Felicia Aleman Comedy as well as on the Modesto View YouTube page. SHOWS:  FREE SHOWS:  Every Tuesday:  Cheroot Lounge, Modesto at 8 run by Anthony K.  November 12 the Cozy Corner Tavern in Livingston at noon (a comedy break between football games) run by Jimmie Menezes.  November 17 at 9 is Ha Sauce Comedy Delight at Pizza Factory Turlock run by AJ DeMello and headlined by Jason Lawhead.  November 29 at the Outpost Saloon at 8:30 run by Jimmie Menezes.  SHOWS WITH COVER:  November 11 at 8:30 $10 is Deaf Puppies Strings Comedy Night in Manteca featuring headliner Jason Resler.  December 2 at 8 (it’s close enough to November, right?) Mr. Tay Comedy Twist at Cancun Restaurant in Stockton with headliner Skillz Hudson.  OUT OF THE AREA:  On November 15 I will be performing on 209 comic Saul Trujillo’s showcase at Laugh’s Unlimited in Sacramento.  All of these shows feature the best of local and touring comedians.  You deserve a date night, so get out there. If you need to reach me before next month, you can always contact me at FeliciaA209@gmail. com otherwise, I’ll be here next month.  Go have some laughs!

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If you are a Geek you are very lucky to be living not just in this era where so many cool Movies and TV shows are being made, but in the 209 where we are fortunate to have so many Conventions happening in our own backyard. November 4th and 5th take the short drive to enjoy the Tracy Comic Show at Northgate Village 1005 E Pescadero Ave, Tracy. Ticket price is very reasonable only $13 adults for the weekend kids $8 for a weekend pass. Meet Kevin Easton creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Margaret Kerry the original model for Tinkerbell, Voice Actress Kathy Garver and more. Remember your ticket also gets you into the Tracy Reptile Expo.  With all cons, there will be tons of Vendors

and Artists to check out and cosplayers galore. You can get pictures with the 501st, Rebel Legion and Wolves of Mandalore(Star Wars Fan Groups), the Bay Area Ghostbusters. Oh, and yes there will be a Cosplay Contest this year hosted by the NorCal Cosies. So dress up in your best costume and come on out. Proceeds will once again go to Make-a-Wish, last year they raised $5850 and they hope to raise as much or more again this year. Ohana Con the family that brought us Turlock Comic-Con has been super busy this year producing Cons all over NorCal. On November 19th they will be returning to the Foothills for Sonora Con at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds. Tickets are $5 and kids under 12 are FREE. Expect lots of geeky and comic vendors, artists and cosplayers. NorCal Cosies will be there once again hosting the Cosplay Contest. A ton of fun packed into a little con. Make sure you mark your Calendar for Central Valley Con December 17th at the Modesto Center Plaza and NorCal Cosies at the West Side Theatre January 13th. Check out www. norcalcosies.com for a complete list of Northern California Conventions.   

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instead of coming home to cook a healthy meal for your family afterwards. Here’s the skinny! RUN! During the summer it can be extremely challenging to run in the heat, not to mention sometimes dangerous. Personally I’ve found that running in the fall and winter is the best time of the year. My perfect running weather temperature would be in the mid 50’s. In fact, the cooler it is, the faster I am. As I run in the winter, I find that my body tends to want to run faster and go farther in order to keep up my core temperature. It’s actually enjoyable for me. But knowing when to stop is the key. 3,6,8,13 miles, no mater what you run, look for signs of the chill factor setting in. Once you are no longer able to keep your core temperature comfortable, it’s time to go from a run to a cool down walk. At this time you should start to add on layers of clothing like sweats, a beanie, gloves and so on. But wait! Don’t add it on to quickly, wait for the signs that come from your own bodies natural chemistry. One that I look for is to notice when the steam stops radiating from my skin from how hot I am from running, that’s when I start to layer up. Make no mistake that winter can be the best time of

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and co-workers. Shop for unique gifts from local artisans and crafters. Peruse and bid on the artfully decorated designer trees, wreaths and centre pieces or enter the raffle to win selected premier Trees. You will be hard put to find a better backdrop to take your Holiday Photos.

GO MODESTO Sing a Long Messiah Sunday, November 19

10th 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 featuring 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”. The communitywide 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. Featured soloists will include sopranos Sandra Bengochia and Duana Demus-Leslie, Merilyn Telle Vaugn (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

BIG Thanks!

ModestoView wants to send out a big thanks to Rhonda Allen, who has championed the LaLoma Native Plant Garden and rallied a whole neighborhood and our city to make this all a reality. You can see Rhonda in addition to her other civic projects, out along Encina tending to the Native Plant Garden. This is truly a community project and gets better every day.  Please come out to the park at Encina at Conejo for the official ribbon cutting on November 19th at 2 pm.    Again, we celebrate the ideas, energy and persistence of Rhonda Allen.  She is an inspiration and an example of how our neighborhood groups can accomplish great things.

Join Santa and Mrs Claus and enter a Winter Wonderland at the Gallo Center on December 1st 10:30-2pm and help raise money for the Community Hospice’s Pediatric Palliative Care Program. Enjoy a delectable lunch with friends, family

the year for running and in my opinion it’s the fastest way to drop and/or to keep those holiday calories, that you’ll know you’ll be adding this winter, in check. Stay vigilant friends, stay focused on your fitness and your nutrition for life. Dress appropriately. Here’s a handy chart that will help you figure out what to wear from our friends at SparkPeople. “Stay away from cotton since it holds moisture and will make you cold.”

This community event is a fantastic and heartwarming way to kick off the holiday season while giving to such a worthy cause.

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ALL AGES

Here Comes the Sun by Leia Johnson

At five years old, ‘Here Comes the Sun’ was my favorite song. As all do, I grew and changed, but my love for The Beatles was firm. Last Spring, I took the Modesto Junior College class regarding the history of the British group. ‘The Music of The Beatles’ covers the magnitude of the fab four’s influence, from albums, movies, groundbreaking projects and musicians today. Steve Grubbs, the professor of the class, uses every platform to conduct his teaching. He would play the original recording of a song, then show it with post-production, and hop over to the piano to break down the musicianship of the song. After understanding the notes, he would tell us who composed it and the meaning of symbolism in the song. Of course, we didn’t have to do that with all 237 songs, a lot of class time is dedicated to their influences in fashion and world politics.  

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This class meets Wednesday nights from 6-9 January 8th - April 28th and is highschool, college and adult friendly. If you’re in highschool, the class is free, so I highly suggest taking this great opportunity to see what a college class is like. It is also transferable in the UC and CSU systems. You must register this month on mjc.edu website using the section name, MMUSG-112-4196.   This was such a wonderful experience for me. It’s not a rigorous amount of work, so it’s ideal for working adults and most students. The professor is phenomenal and having taken the class, I have an abundance of knowledge about my favorite band! Apply Now!  In other events, if you’re in the mood for some wonderful live music, be sure to put November 18th on your calendar. Modestoview is co-hosting a Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers tribute show at The State Theatre. Doors open at 6:00, advanced tickets are $15 at www.thestate.org and tickets at the door are $20! Come celebrate a wonderful musician at an amazing venue. I hope you have a great month and get involved with Modesto’s music scene!

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BARGAIN Great November By Monica Barber take care of your mind and body is by doing Yoga. For those who practice or have always wanted to give it a try, Elevate Community Yoga is offering a Pop-Up Gentle Core Yoga Class on November 18th from 10:30a-11:45am. For $13 you can pop in and and let them guide your practice with gentle poses and leave feeling more balanced. All levels are welcome. 899 W. Roseburg Ave. More info: https://www. elevatecommunityyoga.com Thanksgiving is a time to come together and give of yourself to those in need. The air is crisper this afternoon in Modesto. The Every year on the day before Thanksgiving, the sun lights up gorgeous fall colors on the trees and Modesto Gospel Mission serves a traditional Ms. M finds herself grateful to soak up the colors of Thanksgiving meal at 3pm for around 1000 the day. It’s the season of gratitude and sharing our needy men, women and children in the area at blessings seems so much more important than ever. their Thanksgiving Banquet and Bundle up. On Find room in your budget to let yourself enjoy the November 22nd they continue this tradition of season and give back to all you encounter in our providing a free meal and free winter wear to community. each guest. If you’d like to donate food, volunStart the month off with some great music for a teer or refer a person in need of a warm meal good cause at The Share the Warmth event on Noand clothing please contact Modesto Gospel vember 4th. Interfaith Ministries of Greater ModesMission. 1400 Yosemite Blvd. Info: (209) 529to and the Barkin Dog Grill have partnered up to 8259. www.modestogospelmission.org host a free concert and coat drive. The event hopes It’s that time of year again! Modshop is back on to bring in as many coats as possible. The lineup November 25th Get ready to shop local and supincludes local favorites the Patty Castillo Band, Big port your friendly neighborhood crafters, artists Earl Matthews, Rick Fletcher, Steve Ashman and and designers. Come out show some love and Gary Nelson from 7-9:30pm. Drop in, get a bite to support, enjoy some great music and food while eat, enjoy some great music and please bring in a you are shopping from 5pm-9pm in Downtown gently used or new coat to donate. More info:  httModesto on J Street. Info: http://www.modps://www.facebook.com/events/549149665422467/ shop209.com/ In the hustle and bustle of the busy season it’s easy Have a great November, Modesto! to forget to take time for yourself. A great way to Kisses, m.

ZEN Hope by Mary Layton

We humans cling to hope. For most of us it is what keeps us going. We hope to improve our lives and ourselves. We have hopes for our children, family and friends. We hope to live in peace. Sometimes hope runs thin. Yet we keep trying. If one door doesn’t open, may be another will. The practice of hope has made us resilient. It is interesting how under extreme circumstances our innate abilities are brought to the test. It can be family or health crisis, a natural disaster, or unspeakable losses. When our lives

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are threatened we show up. There is so much in us we don’t know. We may find out that we are good leaders, or good followers or that we can be incredibly nice and helpful or maybe we are resourceful and a fast thinker. Under pressure we get real. We do what has to be done. Say or give what we have been holding back. I had a chance to experience this during the Northridge Earthquake in 1994. I was amazed at how the whole neighborhood came together to help each other. Hearing the many stories in connection to the recent fires in our state we are moved by the outpouring of love and support. We find out how precious everyone truly is. It is what gives me hope. For more info go to : taichi4modesto.com or call (209)572-4518

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Rockin’ Holiday

is Modesto’s new downtown tradition! Dec 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23

Rockin’ Holiday 6-9 pm

Free Pictures with Rockin’ Santa and Live Rockin’ Bands The ModestoView Rockin’ Modesto Holiday tree light shows  6-11 nightly.

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Enjoy Modesto Night Life! • Enjoy Responsibly November 1 80s night/DJ Gully Art Class with Patrick Barr & Kristin Moore Country Dance Lessons Creole Jazz Kings Figure Drawing Drop In Free Knit and Crochet Class Free QiGong Class Halloween Parade Modesto Halloween Story Time Modesto Horseshoe tournament IE The Magician In One Accord Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner Oakdale Wiggle Worms Oakdale Wiggle Worms Open MIc Poorhouse Millionaires & Friends Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime Riverbank Golden Ages Tales from Latin America The Dustbowl Children The Florida Project The Harlem Globetrotters Trax on Wax Turlock Library Book 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 2 Beer Flight Night Casanova’s Night Club Computer Basics David Dow and friends jam session Day of the Dead Mask Hibernating Bear Internet Basics Johnny & Kelly Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Karaoke/Lip Sync Kayla Just Kyle the Great Ladies Craft Night Line Dancing MJC High School Orchestra Mommy & Me Art Class Oakdale Museum & History Center Perils of the High Sea Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Program Membership Meeting Pumpkin Toss Singin’ in the Rain Jr Spanish Preschool Storytime The Florida Project November 3 Battered Beaver Ladie’s Night DJ Eaz Craft Grab David Dow and friends DJ Tease Funstrummers 10th Anniversary Funstrummers Gig Band Rehearsal Goodbye Christopher Robin Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program Harvest Gathering Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Again Live Music Mattea Overstreet Neil & Matt Neil Buettner Nikki & Anthony Oakdale LEGO Day Pearl Piano Ricital Rick Barnes Rob Ely-Elvis meets Tim McGraw Science Night Sinbad Singin’ in the Rain Jr Tasting Room Open

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Location Boardroom, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Shooter’s Pub & Grill Clarion Mistlin Art Gallery, Modesto Waterford Library NTouch, Modesto Stan Co Library Modesto Stan Co Library Modesto Shively’s Bar & Grill, Oakdale Rivets Modesto Strings, Turlock Ridgway’s, Modesto Sabatino’s, Modesto P. Wexford’s, Modesto Stan Co Library Oakdale Stan Co Library Oakdale The Udder Place, Turlock Ralston’s Goat, Modesto Empire Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Newman Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library 3600Santa Fe St, Riverbank State Theatre, Modesto Moon & Sixpence Music & Art House State Theatre, Modesto Enochs High School Gym Speakeay, Modesto Stan Co Library Turlock First Methodist Church, Modesto Titled Turtle, Modesto Ceres Library Tiki Lounge, Modesto Salida Library Redwood Café, Modesto Maxi’s at DoubleTree, Modesto Redwood Cafe, Modesto Crocodile’s, Modesto Stan Co Library Turlock Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto Stan Co Library Ceres Stan Co Library Hughson Stan Co Library Modesto P. Wexford’s, Modesto Kaiser Dale Rd, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Tresetti’s World Caffe, Modesto Sabatino’s, Modesto Celebration Center, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Modesto Junior College East The Chartreuse Muse, Modesto 212 West F Street Modesto Christian High School Hughson Library Salida Library Mistlin Art Gallery, Modesto Stan Co Library Empire Big Valley Christian School Modesto Library State Theatre, Modesto Battered Beaver, Oakdale Tri-Chromatic Gallery, Modesto Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto Boardroom, Modesto Trinity United Presbyterian, Modesto Church of the Brethren, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto MJC West Campus Science Center 1125 Edgebrook Dr, Modesto Rivets Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto O’Brians Tavern, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Surlas Restaurant, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Redwood Cafe, Modesto Most Wanted Wine Bar, Oakdale Oakdale Library Climax Bar, Modesto First Methodist Church, Modesto The Fruit Yard, Modesto Urbano California Bistro, Modesto MJC West Campus Science Center Gallo Center for the Arts Big Valley Christian School Do Good Distillery, Modesto

Teens Rockin’ Jump The Florida Project The Miricle Worker The Weekend Dance Party Tuolumne Trails Fundraiser Unplugged Live Music VFW Hamburger Night Village Dancers of the Valley Winter Wonderland November 4 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Bilingual Preschool Storytime Crab Feed Dia de Los Muertos Octtobraa DJ Tease Folk Dancing Lessons Friendsgiving Benefit Holiday Marketplace 2017 Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Music Masquerade Dinner Maureen Langan Meditation with Susie Modesto Toy Run Monophonics Oakdale Museum & History Center Odin Dupeyron Old Skool Saturdays Open Air Market Perils of the High Sea Rockin’ Saturdays Saturday Easy D Ride Singin’ in the Rain Jr Singin’ in the Rain Jr Teddy & Toys The Florida Project The Madness Remains The Miricle Worker The Sarah Elizabeth Band The Weekend Dance Party Turlock Teens Talk Books Valley Fire November 5 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Acoustic Live Music Book Fair Cave Clove Champagne Brunch Buffet Country Music Jam with Dancing and Free Potluck Dharma Latin Jazz Quintet Fighting for Justice FOE Breakfast Karaoke with Buck Stallion Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Obit Penny and Wendell White fundraiser Perils of the High Sea Queen Bean Open Mic Night Seniors Club Breakfast Sunday Funday The Big Mix The Company Men The Miricle Worker VFW Breakfast Young Frankenstien November 6 Dance Exercise Class Josh Rosenblum Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Overreaters Anonymous Preschool Story Time ToastMasters Meeting Trivia Night WCPL Poker Mondays Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms November 7 Acoustic Jam at Queen Bean Anthony K Comedy Night Forever Young Dance Club Golden Valley Chorus Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Magic Frontier Tournament Name That Tune NAMI Support Group Nick Campos Paper Airplane Competition Poetry Open Mic Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time

Rockin’ Jump, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Gallo Center for the Arts Crocodile’s, Modesto Antigua Event Center, Riverbank Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto VFW Hall Modesto Carnegie Turlock American Cancer Society Discovery Shop, Modesto Chevron, 815 Kansas, Modesto Rite Aid, Pelandale & Sisk Oakdale Bicycle Shop Modesto Library St Anthony’s Catholic, Hughson Urbano California Bistro, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Carnegie Arts Center. Turlock Prospect Theater Project, Modesto Neighborhood Church, 5921 Stoddard Rd Ridgeway’s, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Del Rio Country Club, Modesto Moon & Sixpence Music & Art House Intrinsic Elements Modesto Renegade Classics Outlet, Modesto Grand Theatre, Tracy 212 West F Street Bob Hope Theater, Stockton Shooter’s Pub & Grill Clarion Yogurt Station, Oakdale Modesto Christian High School Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Oakdale Bike Shop Big Valley Christian School Big Valley Christian School Elks Lodge, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Nino’s Place, Modesto Gallo Center for the Arts Rivi’s, Oakdale Crocodile’s, Modesto Stan Co Library Turlock Oakdale Sports Bar, Oakdale Cruisers McHenry & Kiernan, Modesto Deva Cafe, J St, Modesto Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock Moon & Sixpence Music & Art House Surla’s, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Moon & Sixpence Music & Art House Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock Eagles Hall, 126 Camellia Way Speakeasy, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto Modesto Christian High School Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Denair Library The Udder Place, Turlock Crocodile’s, Modesto Gallo Center for the Arts Gallo Center for the Arts VFW Hall Modesto Bob Hope Theater, Stockton Salida Library P. Wexford’s, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Sutter Gould, McHenry Village Keyes Library 200 W. Roseburg Ave, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Tilted Turtle, Modesto Modesto Library Modesto Library Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Cheroot Cigar Lounge, Modesto Modesto Senior Center Mancini Hall, Modesto Rivets Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Utopia Games and Collectibles Twisted Pig, Modesto Oakdale Library Maxi’s at DoubleTree, Modesto Stan Co Library Denair Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Ceres Library Denair Library Keyes Library

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Have fun and be Safe! • Please Designate a Driver Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Successful Thinkers Network Mtg Sweet Lu’s Open Mic Tilted Tuesdays w/DJ Tease Tipsy Tuesdays Toastmaster Supper Club Trivia Tuesday Turlock Seniors Dance Ukelele Funstrummers Jam Wee Move & Play Wiggle Worms Yoga with Rosa November 8 80s night/DJ Gully Art Class with Patrick Barr & Kristin Moore Country Dance Lessons Creole Jazz Kings Derek Sheen, Dusty York, Rhonda Ramone Family Story Night Figure Drawing Drop In Free Knit and Crochet Class Free Knit and Crochet Class Free QiGong Class Horseshoe tournament IE The Magician In One Accord Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Lunch Hour Meditation McHenry Mansion Tea Sampling Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner Open MIc Pinecone Hedgehog Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime Riverbank Golden Ages Stanislaus County Coin Club The Myth-Adventures of Melanie More Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong WCPL Poker Wednesdays Wee Move & Play Wig Out Wednesdays Wiggle Worms Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday November 9 3-D Autumn Trees Adult/Teen Seed Ball Craft Beer Flight Night Casanova’s Night Club Computer Basics David Dow and friends jam session Healthy Eating Class JerLisa Stitches of Love Teddy Bear Project Johnny & Kelly Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Karaoke/Lip Sync Kids Turkey Puppet Craft Kyle the Great Line Dancing Matt Davis Modesto Scholastic Book Fair Oakdale Museum & History Center Paper Bag Turkey Puppets Phantom Street Artist Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Spanish Preschool Storytime Valley Lighter November 10 Battered Beaver Ladie’s Night DJ Eaz DJ Tease Funstrummers Gig Band Rehearsal Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program Hughson Senior Dance & Potluck Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Karla Kane Little Black Dress Live Music Mattea Overstreet MSO Neil & Matt Neil Buettner Oakdale LEGO Day Rick Barnes Tasting Room Open Teens Rockin’ Jump The Weekend Dance Party

Modesto Library Oakdale Library Round Table Pizza, 3848 McHenry Sweet Lu’s. Ceres Tilted Turtle, Modesto Shooter’s Pub & Grill Clarion Denair Library P. Wexford’s, Modesto 11914 Cahill St, Turlock Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Ceres Library Modesto Library Patterson Library Boardroom, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Shooter’s Pub & Grill Clarion RunAround Sue’s, Modesto Stan Co Library Patterson Mistlin Art Gallery, Modesto Stan Co Library Waterford Waterford Library NTouch, Modesto Shively’s Bar & Grill, Oakdale Rivets Modesto Strings, Turlock Ridgway’s, Modesto Intrinsic Elements, Modesto McHenry Mansion Gift Shop Sabatino’s, Modesto P. Wexford’s, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Stan Co Library Hughson Empire Library Keyes Library Newman Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library 3600Santa Fe St, Riverbank Denair Library State Theatre, Modesto First Methodist Church, Modesto Titled Turtle, Modesto Ceres Library Tiki Lounge, Modesto Salida Library Redwood Café, Modesto Maxi’s at DoubleTree, Modesto Stan Co Library Hughson Stan Co Library Waterford Redwood Cafe, Modesto Crocodile’s, Modesto Stan Co Library Turlock Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto Kaiser Bangs Offices, Modesto 4300 Dale Road, Modesto P. Wexford’s, Modesto Kaiser Dale Rd, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Stan Co Library Keyes Sabatino’s, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Tresetti’s World Caffe, Modesto Stan Co Library Modesto 212 West F Street Stan Co Library Empire Stanislaus State, Turlock Hughson Library Salida Library Modesto Library Nino’s Place, Modesto Battered Beaver, Oakdale Boardroom, Modesto Church of the Brethren, Modesto MJC West Campus Science Center 2307 Fourth St, Hughson Rivets Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Moon & Sixpence Music & Art House Urbano California Bistro, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Surlas Restaurant, Modesto Gallo Center for the Arts Speakeasy, Modesto Redwood Cafe, Modesto Oakdale Library The Fruit Yard, Modesto Do Good Distillery, Modesto Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Crocodile’s, Modesto

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Unplugged Live Music VFW Hamburger Night Village Dancers of the Valley November 11 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Bilingual Preschool Storytime Chris Farris DJ Tease Folk Dancing Lessons Friendsgiving Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Happy Birthday Mom Live Music Modesto Customs Car Show Modesto Money Mavens Couponing Class MSO MSYO Oakdale Museum & History Center Old Skool Saturdays Portuguese Band Fest Rockin’ Saturdays Saturday Easy D Ride Stanislaus River Salmon Fest Thankskilling 2 The China Cats The Weekend Dance Party Uke Jamz USA Dance Chapter Valley Fire Veteran’s Day BBQ Veteran’s Day Parade November 12 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Acoustic Live Music Camellia Society Meeting Champagne Brunch Buffet Country Music Jam with Dancing and Free Potluck FOE Breakfast Karaoke with Buck Stallion Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Leah Shoshanah Manteca Senior Dance Petula Clark Queen Bean Open Mic Night Seniors Club Breakfast Shop til You Drop Sunday Funday The Big Mix USA Dance Ballroom Dancing VFW Breakfast November 13 Blue Monday with Eric Bensen and friends Computer Basics Creative Clay Art Class Dance Exercise Class Get in the Game: Oculus Rift Josh Rosenblum Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Mayor’s Book Club Overreaters Anonymous Preschool Story Time Trivia Night WCPL Poker Mondays Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms Word Intermediate November 14 Acoustic Jam at Queen Bean Bingo Forever Young Dance Club Golden Valley Chorus Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Magic Frontier Tournament Name That Tune Nick Campos Poetry Reading with Gillian Wegener Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Successful Thinkers Network Mtg Sweet Lu’s Open Mic Tilted Tuesdays w/DJ Tease Tipsy Tuesdays Toastmaster Supper Club Trivia Tuesday Turlock Seniors Dance

Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto VFW Hall Modesto Carnegie Turlock Chevron, 815 Kansas, Modesto Rite Aid, Pelandale & Sisk Oakdale Bicycle Shop Modesto Library Rivi’s, Oakdale Speakeasy, Modesto Carnegie Arts Center. Turlock Prospect Theater Project, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Hawaii The Udder Place, Turlock Modesto Customs, Modesto Stan Co Library Salida Gallo Center for the Arts Gallo Center for the Arts 212 West F Street Shooter’s Pub & Grill Clarion FES, Oakdale Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Oakdale Bike Shop Knights Ferry Recreation Area The Other Place, Modesto West Side Theatre, Newman Crocodile’s, Modesto Carnegie Turlock IOOF Lodge, 6941 Hughson Ave, Hughson Sweet Lu’s, Ceres Mitchell’s Modesto Harley-Davidson Downtown Modesto Cruisers McHenry & Kiernan, Modesto Deva Cafe, J St, Modesto Adventist Church Hall, Modesto Surla’s, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Eagles Hall, 126 Camellia Way Speakeasy, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Congregation Beth Shalom, Modesto 295 Cherry Lane, Manteca Gallo Center for the Arts Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Denair Library 424 Shadow Creek Ave, Oakdale The Udder Place, Turlock Crocodile’s, Modesto Odd Fellows Hall, 6941 Hughson Ave, Hughson VFW Hall Modesto Barkin Dog Grill Modesto Stan Co Library Modesto The Chartreuse Muse, Modesto Salida Library Stan Co Library Salida P. Wexford’s, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Stan Co Library Riverbank Sutter Gould, McHenry Village Keyes Library The Udder Place, Turlock Tilted Turtle, Modesto Modesto Library Modesto Library Stan Co Library Modesto Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Modesto Senior Center Mancini Hall, Modesto Rivets Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Utopia Games and Collectibles Twisted Pig, Modesto Maxi’s at DoubleTree, Modesto Barkin Dog Grill Modesto Ceres Library Denair Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Round Table Pizza, 3848 McHenry Sweet Lu’s. Ceres Tilted Turtle, Modesto Shooter’s Pub & Grill Clarion Denair Library P. Wexford’s, Modesto 11914 Cahill St, Turlock

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)

209 Farm Fresh

Produce Delivery Saturdays, 12:2012:40pm at Chevron 815 Kansas, Ave Modesto Saturdays, 1:05pm1:25pm

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 209 Farm Fresh Produce delivers your orders to the meet-up points. Order on their website, 209farmfreshproduce.com, or you can call or text your order 209-277-6719 and they we meet up for you to pick up your orders. (year-round)

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GALLO CENTER UPCOMING SHOWS NOVEMBER 4th

The COMPANY MEN NOVEMBER 10th

Tom Papa

NOVEMBER 12th

PETULA CLARK

NOVEMBER 17th

The Every Woman

COMEDY TOUR NOVEMBER 17-19th

CINDERELLA NOVEMBER 25th

TEXAS TENORS NOVEMBER 28th

ELF

The Musical

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Ukelele Funstrummers Jam Wee Move & Play Wiggle Worms Yoga with Rosa November 15 80s night/DJ Gully A Plastic Ocean A Plastic Ocean Art Class with Patrick Barr & Kristin Moore Country Dance Lessons Creole Jazz Kings Figure Drawing Drop In Free Knit and Crochet Class Free QiGong Class Gin Blossoms Horseshoe tournament IE The Magician In One Accord Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner Open MIc Poorhouse Millionaires & Friends Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime Riverbank Golden Ages Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong Valley Lighter WCPL Poker Wednesdays Wee Move & Play Wig Out Wednesdays Wiggle Worms Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday November 16 Beer Flight Night Casanova’s Night Club Comedy Night David Dow and friends jam session Green Team Educational Meeting Johnny & Kelly Josh Heinrichs Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Karaoke/Lip Sync Kyle the Great Line Dancing Oakdale Museum & History Center Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Spanish Preschool Storytime Third Thursday Art Walk Vintage Faire Mall Kids Club November 17 All Natural Acoustic Backyard Bookworms Battered Beaver Ladie’s Night DJ Eaz Champions of Magic Cinderella DJ Tease Enemy of the People Every Woman Comedy Tour Friday Night Out Funstrummers Gig Band Rehearsal Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program Gypsy Soul Irish Cultural Society Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Madison Hudson Mattea Overstreet MJC String Concert Neil & Matt Neil Buettner Oakdale LEGO Day Rick Barnes Tasting Room Open Teens Rockin’ Jump The Weekend Dance Party TOP Liisa Davila Unplugged Live Music Valentina VFW Hamburger Night Village Dancers of the Valley Women of Love Ministries November 18 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Bilingual Preschool Storytime

NOVEMBER 2017

Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Ceres Library Modesto Library Patterson Library Boardroom, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Shooter’s Pub & Grill Clarion Mistlin Art Gallery, Modesto Waterford Library NTouch, Modesto Grand Theatre, Tracy Shively’s Bar & Grill, Oakdale Rivets Modesto Strings, Turlock Ridgway’s, Modesto Sabatino’s, Modesto P. Wexford’s, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Ralston’s Goat, Modesto Empire Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Newman Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library 3600Santa Fe St, Riverbank First Methodist Church, Modesto Oakdale Sports Bar, Oakdale Titled Turtle, Modesto Ceres Library Tiki Lounge, Modesto Salida Library Redwood Café, Modesto Maxi’s at DoubleTree, Modesto Redwood Cafe, Modesto Crocodile’s, Modesto Ralston’s Goat, Modesto Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto Kirk Lindsey Center #102, Modesto P. Wexford’s, Modesto The New Frontier Club, Patterson Kaiser Dale Rd, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Sabatino’s, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock 212 West F Street Hughson Library Salida Library Modesto Library Downtown Modesto Vintage Faire Mall, Modesto Bookies. Modesto Great Valley Museum Battered Beaver, Oakdale Grand Theatre, Tracy Gallo Center for the Arts Boardroom, Modesto Prospect Theater Project, Modesto Gallo Center for the Arts Rube Boesch, 275 N. Orange Turlock Church of the Brethren, Modesto MJC West Campus Science Center Francesca’s Restaurant, Patterson Denair Library Rivets Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Surlas Restaurant, Modesto Modesto Junior College East Speakeasy, Modesto Redwood Cafe, Modesto Oakdale Library The Fruit Yard, Modesto Do Good Distillery, Modesto Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Crocodile’s, Modesto Central Cal Art Assoc - Mistlin Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Climax Bar, Modesto VFW Hall Modesto Carnegie Turlock Clarion Inn, Modesto Chevron, 815 Kansas, Modesto Rite Aid, Pelandale & Sisk Oakdale Bicycle Shop Modesto Library

Cinderella D Henry Fenton & the Elizabethans DJ Tease Enemy of the People Folk Dancing Lessons Gypsy Soul Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Music Oakdale Museum & History Center Old Skool Saturdays Rockin’ Saturdays Salsa Night Saturday Easy D Ride The Weekend Dance Party Tom Petty Tribute Show WAR MMA November 19 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Acoustic Live Music Brian Regan Champagne Brunch Buffet Cinderella Country Music Jam with Dancing and Free Potluck Enemy of the People EuroSunday Car Club FOE Breakfast Karaoke with Buck Stallion Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Modesto Jazz Society Jam Session Planes, Trains & Automobiles Queen Bean Open Mic Night Seniors Club Breakfast Stanislaus Humanist’s Coffee Klatch Sunday Funday The Big Mix VFW Breakfast Write In November 20 Dance Exercise Class Josh Rosenblum Karaoke with DJ Clovis King MJC Jazz Concert Overreaters Anonymous Preschool Story Time ToastMasters Meeting Trivia Night WCPL Poker Mondays Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms November 21 Acoustic Jam at Queen Bean Caregiver Coffee Break Forever Young Dance Club Free Comedy Night Geneological Society Golden Valley Chorus Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Magic Frontier Tournament Name That Tune NAMI Support Group Nick Campos Orquesta Dharma Poetry Reading with Gillian Wegener 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 Lu’s Open Mic The Sole Pursuit Tilted Tuesdays w/DJ Tease Tipsy Tuesdays Toastmaster Supper Club Trivia Tuesday Turlock Seniors Dance Ukelele Funstrummers Jam Wee Move & Play Wiggle Worms Yoga with Rosa November 22 80s night/DJ Gully Art Class with Patrick Barr & Kristin Moore Country Dance Lessons Creole Jazz Kings Figure Drawing Drop In Free Knit and Crochet Class Free QiGong Class Horseshoe tournament IE The Magician In One Accord Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Ladybird Lunch Hour Meditation

Gallo Center for the Arts Moon & Sixpence Music & Art House Speakeasy, Modesto Prospect Theater Project, Modesto Carnegie Arts Center. Turlock Francesca’s Restaurant, Patterson Ridgeway’s, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock 212 West F Street Shooter’s Pub & Grill Clarion Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Urbano California Bistro, Modesto Oakdale Bike Shop Crocodile’s, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Modesto Centre Plaza, Modesto Cruisers McHenry & Kiernan, Modesto Deva Cafe, J St, Modesto Bob Hope Theater, Stockton Surla’s, Modesto Gallo Center for the Arts Tilted Turtle, Modesto Prospect Theater Project, Modesto Village Baking, Modesto Eagles Hall, 126 Camellia Way Speakeasy, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Shooter’s Pub & Grill Clarion State Theatre, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Denair Library Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Crocodile’s, Modesto VFW Hall Modesto Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Salida Library P. Wexford’s, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Modesto Junior College East Sutter Gould, McHenry Village Keyes Library 200 W. Roseburg Ave, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Tilted Turtle, Modesto Modesto Library Modesto Library Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Hospice, 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto Modesto Senior Center Cheroot Cigar Lounge, Modesto Trinity Presbyterian Church, Modesto Mancini Hall, Modesto Rivets Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Utopia Games and Collectibles Twisted Pig, Modesto Oakdale Library Maxi’s at DoubleTree, Modesto Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock Barkin Dog Grill Modesto Ceres Library Denair Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Round Table Pizza, 3848 McHenry Sweet Lu’s. Ceres The Other Place, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Shooter’s Pub & Grill Clarion Denair Library P. Wexford’s, Modesto 11914 Cahill St, Turlock Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Ceres Library Modesto Library Patterson Library Boardroom, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Shooter’s Pub & Grill Clarion Mistlin Art Gallery, Modesto Waterford Library NTouch, Modesto Shively’s Bar & Grill, Oakdale Rivets Modesto Strings, Turlock Ridgway’s, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Intrinsic Elements, Modesto

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Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner Open MIc Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime Riverbank Golden Ages Stanislaus County Coin Club Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, MO Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong Valley Fire WCPL Poker Wednesdays Wee Move & Play Wig Out Wednesdays Wiggle Worms Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday November 23 Beer Flight Night Casanova’s Night Club David Dow and friends jam session Johnny & Kelly Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Karaoke/Lip Sync Kyle the Great Line Dancing Oakdale Museum & History Center Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Spanish Preschool Storytime November 24 A Christmas Carol Animal Talk kids program Battered Beaver Ladie’s Night DJ Eaz Charlie Brown Christmas Charlie Brown Christmas DJ Tease Enemy of the People Funstrummers Gig Band Rehearsal Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Band Karaoke Live Music Mattea Overstreet Neil & Matt Neil Buettner Oakdale LEGO Day Rick Barnes So You Think You Can Dance Stanislaus Humanists Karaoke Night Tasting Room Open Teens Rockin’ Jump The Portuguese Kids The Weekend Dance Party Therapy Friday Unplugged Live Music VFW Hamburger Night Village Dancers of the Valley November 25 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up A Christmas Carol B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Bilingual Preschool Storytime DJ Tease Enemy of the People Folk Dancing Lessons Frozen Sing Along Gotcha Covered Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Music LUSOMedia Gala Oakdale Museum & History Center Old Skool Saturdays Rockin’ Saturdays Rocky Horror Picture Show Saturday Easy D Ride The Texas Tenors The Weekend Dance Party X Method November 26 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up A Christmas Carol Acoustic Live Music Champagne Brunch Buffet Chelsea Berry Country Music Jam with Dancing and Free Potluck Enemy of the People FOE Breakfast Hughson Senior Dance & Potluck Karaoke with Buck Stallion Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Manteca Senior Dance

Sabatino’s, Modesto P. Wexford’s, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Empire Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Newman Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library 3600Santa Fe St, Riverbank Denair Library State Theatre, Modesto First Methodist Church, Modesto Nino’s Place, Modesto Titled Turtle, Modesto Ceres Library Tiki Lounge, Modesto Salida Library Redwood Café, Modesto Maxi’s at DoubleTree, Modesto Redwood Cafe, Modesto Crocodile’s, Modesto Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto P. Wexford’s, Modesto Kaiser Dale Rd, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Sabatino’s, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock 212 West F Street Hughson Library Salida Library Modesto Library Gallo Center for the Arts Great Valley Museum Battered Beaver, Oakdale Gallo Center for the Arts Gallo Center for the Arts Boardroom, Modesto Prospect Theater Project, Modesto Church of the Brethren, Modesto MJC West Campus Science Center Rivets Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Yosemite Lanes, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Surlas Restaurant, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Redwood Cafe, Modesto Oakdale Library The Fruit Yard, Modesto Bob Hope Theater, Stockton Torii’s 2401 E. Orangeburg Modesto Do Good Distillery, Modesto Rockin’ Jump, Modesto California Ballroom, Modesto Crocodile’s, Modesto Shooter’s Pub & Grill Clarion Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto VFW Hall Modesto Carnegie Turlock Chevron, 815 Kansas, Modesto Rite Aid, Pelandale & Sisk Gallo Center for the Arts Oakdale Bicycle Shop Modesto Library Speakeasy, Modesto Prospect Theater Project, Modesto Carnegie Arts Center. Turlock State Theatre, Modesto Donoby’s, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Turlock Ballroom, Turlock 212 West F Street Shooter’s Pub & Grill Clarion Rockin’ Jump, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Oakdale Bike Shop Gallo Center for the Arts Crocodile’s, Modesto The Other Place, Modesto Cruisers McHenry & Kiernan, Modesto Gallo Center for the Arts Deva Cafe, J St, Modesto Surla’s, Modesto Moon & Sixpence Music & Art House Tilted Turtle, Modesto Prospect Theater Project, Modesto Eagles Hall, 126 Camellia Way 2307 Fourth St, Hughson Speakeasy, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto 295 Cherry Lane, Manteca

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CALENDAR Queen Bean Open Mic Night Seniors Club Breakfast Stanislaus Humanists Brunch Sunday Funday The Big Mix Under the Street Lamps VFW Breakfast November 27 Acoustic Open Mic Creative Clay Art Class Dance Exercise Class Josh Rosenblum Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Overreaters Anonymous Preschool Story Time Trivia Night WCPL Poker Mondays Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms November 28 Acoustic Jam at Queen Bean Bingo Elf the Musical Elf the Musical Forever Young Dance Club Golden Valley Chorus Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Magic Frontier Tournament Name That Tune Nick Campos Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Successful Thinkers Network Mtg Sweet Lu’s Open Mic Tilted Tuesdays w/DJ Tease Tipsy Tuesdays Toastmaster Supper Club Trivia Tuesday Turlock Seniors Dance Ukelele Funstrummers Jam Wee Move & Play Wiggle Worms Yoga with Rosa November 29 80s night/DJ Gully Art Class with Patrick Barr & Kristin Moore Country Dance Lessons Creole Jazz Kings Figure Drawing Drop In Free Knit and Crochet Class Free QiGong Class Horseshoe tournament IE The Magician In One Accord Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner Open MIc Poorhouse Millionaires & Friends Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime Riverbank Golden Ages Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong WCPL Poker Wednesdays Wee Move & Play Wig Out Wednesdays Wiggle Worms Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday November 30 Beer Flight Night Casanova’s Night Club David Dow and friends jam session Johnny & Kelly Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Karaoke/Lip Sync Kyle the Great Line Dancing MJC Music Recital Oakdale Museum & History Center Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Spanish Preschool Storytime

Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Denair Library Panera Bread, Turlock The Udder Place, Turlock Crocodile’s, Modesto Gallo Center for the Arts VFW Hall Modesto Boardroom Modesto The Chartreuse Muse, Modesto Salida Library P. Wexford’s, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Sutter Gould, McHenry Village Keyes Library The Udder Place, Turlock Tilted Turtle, Modesto Modesto Library Modesto Library Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Gallo Center for the Arts Gallo Center for the Arts Modesto Senior Center Mancini Hall, Modesto Rivets Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Utopia Games and Collectibles Twisted Pig, Modesto Maxi’s at DoubleTree, Modesto Ceres Library Denair Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Round Table Pizza, 3848 McHenry Sweet Lu’s. Ceres Tilted Turtle, Modesto Shooter’s Pub & Grill Clarion Denair Library P. Wexford’s, Modesto 11914 Cahill St, Turlock Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Ceres Library Modesto Library Patterson Library Boardroom, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Shooter’s Pub & Grill Clarion Mistlin Art Gallery, Modesto Waterford Library NTouch, Modesto Shively’s Bar & Grill, Oakdale Rivets Modesto Strings, Turlock Ridgway’s, Modesto Sabatino’s, Modesto P. Wexford’s, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Ralston’s Goat, Modesto Empire Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Newman Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library 3600Santa Fe St, Riverbank First Methodist Church, Modesto Titled Turtle, Modesto Ceres Library Tiki Lounge, Modesto Salida Library Redwood Café, Modesto Maxi’s at DoubleTree, Modesto Redwood Cafe, Modesto Crocodile’s, Modesto Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto P. Wexford’s, Modesto Kaiser Dale Rd, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Sabatino’s, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Modesto Junior College East 212 West F Street Hughson Library Salida Library Modesto Library

NOVEMBER BLUES

Nov. 1st Poorhouse Millionaires and Friends at Ralston’s Goat Nov. 8th Delta College Blues Band Valley Brewery Nov. 11th AC Miles at Black Oak 9 pm Nov. 11th The Funky Blues at The Hot Rod Dinner in Ceres $15 Nov. 15th Poorhouse Millionaires and Friends at Ralston’s Goat 16th Shad Harris Trio Valley Wine Company Stockton Nov. 17th AC Miles at Valley Brew Stockton Nov. 18th Poorhouse Millionaires at Rawhide Saloon in Jamestown Nov. 18th Tony & the TuffTimes Farmers Market Nov. 25th The Funky Blues at The Hot Rod Dinner in Ceres $15 Nov. 25th Poorhouse Duo at Bourbon Barrel in Sonora Nov. 26th Guitarsonists featuring Chris Cain, Daniel Castro, Mighty Mike Schermer at Moe’s Alley in Santa Cruz

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GO DOWTOWN MODESTO

Open Early!

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

Open Late!

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

Parking

GO Downtown Modesto

Tom Petty Tribute – November 18. 7 pm

Celebrate the music of the legendary Tom Petty. Hear hits like Mary Jane’s Last Dance, I Won’t Back Down, Breakdown, American Girl and many more.  Performed by local bands Doug Petty and the Chartbreakers, Third Party, Gary Gervase and Mark Macsenti with an all-star jam at the end, Nov. 18th will be an evening you won’t want to miss. Doors at 6pm, Music at 7. Get there early to get a great seat and enjoy the hits.

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

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Also available in Fall of 2017: Curb– The Taxi App For iPhone & Android

Find local restaurants

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

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Go Downtown Modesto 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? Pictures with Rockin’ Santa at Rockin Holiday? Apres-skate cocktails or a movie? There is so much to do and enjoy.  You can buy your tix in  advance to make it easy to get out on the ice.   www.modestoonice.com "Sell your home with the Hassle Free Listing and award winning PMZ Listing Agent. Learn more. modestohomesales.com 

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