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Becky and I are so excited to celebrate Abbey and Harrison’s  engagement with Gentry and Michelle Power.  Great meeting new family Fall is invigorating.   It is colorful, it feels fresh, and it tastes wonderful. I don’t know why, but everything feels fresher when the mornings are chilly, the breezes roll through and as I write this, I have a sweater on as the winds passed through the patio. The 20th Anniversary of the MAMA Awards was a really fun success, our best ever as we made it a street party with our friends at the State Theatre. The musical showcase we presented made me so proud of our local music talent.  Halloween is over, the bats and spider webs are put away and the leaves turn and the mornings are dark.  I love it.  There is a lot going on this time of year.  We have been really busy at our Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group, and the ModestoView crew has been really out in force supporting the events in our community.  This month, it all changes.   As the commercial world starts playing Christmas music, I feel we need to resist.  This is the harvest and Thanksgiving season and we need to treat it special.  Call me traditional, but

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not until Thanksgiving is over will I get our Christmas decorations out and as a family, we will engage in our traditions of putting up our tree, watching Christmas Vacation and drink eggnog from our Wally World cups. Which brings me to the actual season change we get here in Modesto USA.   We welcome Modesto On Ice to downtown on November 23.  This has been such a game changer for downtown, and it has attracted thousands of people to experience our really energy charged downtown.  There is so much more happening all the time and the ice rink amplifies it.  Then the other signal that the seasons are changing is Modesto’s ModShop.  This is a testimony to local talent and creativity and the way we showcase our makers, our musicians and our community, we can make a really good switch over to December, again, ModShop happening on November 30, AFTER Thanksgiving.  Traditions are what make our families special, and there are times when families take on new traditions, passing

some key events to the next generation. That’s the way we pass these on to the future.   It is nice when so many of our family traditions are our community traditions.  ModestoView and Sierra Pacific are proud to be sponsors and supporters of Modesto On Ice, ModShop, the Ill List and Rockin Holiday and it is great to feel teamed up with other people like us.  It truly makes Modesto special and I am thankful to all of the businesses that team up with ModestoView here in this magazine, and support us, like we support the events that we work with.  It all connects and if we work as a team, think and live local, and shop local, it really makes our community exciting.  We are working hard to spread the word on the great things happening and be Modesto’s best 100% positive cheerleader.  I need your help to help me help you.  ModestoView works hard to have the best event calendar in the Stanislaus County area.  My friend and ace senior editor Middagh Goodwin manages our calendar and spends a lot of time looking for event info. We can’t do it without you.  Please send us your events, boutiques, festivals, live music, educational sessions and fund raisers, even those happening next year, so we can make our calendar the best resource you can count on and just as importantly, help you plan.  Send your info to events@modestoview.com to get in our calendar and even featured in these pages, on our Facebook, our Instagram and our Twitter.  No one else connects the print edition with our social and digital programs like ModestoView to help spread the word.  The more there is to do, the more people get excited.  I wish you all a wonderful harvest and Thanksgiving.  I am truly thankful for you our readers, our friends and our partners and hope that ModestoView brings you joy and mental refreshment.  I hope to see you out all out and about so we can enjoy this community together.  Thank you all so much, Chris Murphy Founder and Publisher, ModestoView    chrism@modestoview.com

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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 – Correspondent Russ Allsup - Correspondent Brandon Brush - Correspondent CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Jim Christiansen Aaron Rowan Kaye Osborn Eric Benson Middagh Goodwin Efren Martinez Felicia Alemen Patty Castillo Davis Sofia Johnson Sam Pierstroff Earl Mathews Mary Layton Monica Barber Brandilyn Brown Stan C. Countz Tasha Wilson Bill Coffey Mick V. Rubalcava

VETERANS VIEW

Veterans Day is November 11 By Chris Murphy

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. We can’t forget the sacrifices that the few make for so many. 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: 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 Grand Marshals.  The family friendly program

November 11 – Escalon – Veteran’s Parade, brought to you by Escalon American Legion, begins at 10:30am on Main Street.   For more information or questions, please contact Parade Coordinator Vince Giovaniellii209-869-6978 Chicken BBQ is at Noon at the Community Center. Wall memorial 1115 -1130 Tickets are $15 for Adults and $6 for kids 12 and under.

November 11th Oakdale Veterans Day Parade - Hosted by the VFW Post 2922 starts at 9:00am at the Oakdale FES Hall on Lee. Parade starts at 10:00 am and will travel down Pontiac to Fish Park. There will be a Veterans day ceremony at 11:00 am, and the VFW Auxiliary will be serving a small lunch afterwards. Guest speakers include Jack Griffith, CEO of Protecting Soldiers Rights, and prospect for California’s 10th Congressional District Ted Howze. We will also have the Commander of VFW Post 2922 Dan Vigil Speaking, and Oakdale City Councilwoman Cheriln Bairo. Community Hospice will be holding a Veterans Pavilion Dedication on 11/11 at 11:11am. 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto.  

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November 11 – Manteca You need to visit downtown Manteca as they will put out over 2400 flags commemorating the day.  It is truly impressive.

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at Graceada Park will include tunes by the MJC Band, patriotic speeches by local leaders and US Representative Josh Harder, and a 21-gun salute and taps on the 11th minute of the 11th hour of the 11th day. ModestoView, ModestoNews and KAT Country 103 will be there announcing and filming. To participate or for more information, call Ray Alli 209-918-7503

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ART VIEW

Time of Thanksgiving By Jim Christiansen

October was a great month for art in the

community with the second round of Downtown International Mural competition. Take a walk down Art Alley and see the new work, up against the murals that appeared last year, and you get a whole new environment to enjoy in our downtown Arts Block.  I was down at various times to watch the artists at work, and the reception of onlookers during DoMo market was outstanding.  When out for Third Thursday or pub crawl, check it out, as this will continue. Art Walk itself will be November 21, and there will be Art on the sidewalks on 11th and be sure to stop in on Blades and Bottles, Dragonfly Art for Life, Carolyn Huff Gallery, Tri-Chromatic Gallery, Preservation Gallery and the other venues on the map. Check out the Shire Community on H Street for new events too.  Barkin Dog Grill has changed to mostly daytime hours, but open late Third Thursday for Art Walk.  Aashonte Mercer is current featured artist. Nicklaus Hunt going up November 20.  My month starts with the Pick and Gather Fall Festival in Livingston November 2.  I’ll have some art, and there will be music Saturday, hay rides and more.  Then I get to support Crickets House with 51 other local artists and the Art Restores Kids program, November 8.  Good event, art for sale supports the effort.  The expanding art scene now includes a new venue at Tenth and E Streets. The Modesto Conservatory of Music, Art, Theater or MoConMAT as seen on Facebook is the brainchild of organizer Kaila Kindley. This unique new space, seeking artists, memberships, actors, poets, musicians and other opportunities for artists and community alike. Not far from Moon and Sixpence, extending the Arts into another sector downtown.  Check it out at www. modestoconservatory.com The Annual exhibition by the Memorial Hospital complementary therapy program runs through November 15.  “Pink, Pearls and Denim” is the theme of this year’s show by cancer survivors and caregivers.  Every year this show of poetry, single artist work and collaborative efforts projects hope, gratitude, and life affirming spirit. Interesting large piece in the main gallery, is a Life is a Mosaic pathway.  Many of the works are for sale, and the display often accompanied by poetry. Each year the program holds a class at Mistlin Gallery, culminating in this display of work as part of the process in healing.  FOLLOW US:

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“The Passion of Flamenco” takes place November 23 in the Mistlin Gallery, the fourth in its series of cabaret performance. A night of music, dance and desserts in an Art setting, featuring the guitar of David Chapman.  Tickets available at the gallery or through Eventbrite.com Home for the Holidays goes on display November 19, geared to the season and in this CCAA members show is geared for sales and holiday themes.  Check out the gift store as well in your holiday shopping.  Chartreuse Muse also a good spot for gift shopping, and nice show by founders Sandra Veneman and Ellen Roehne now showing, “Things we Carry”, worth a look, and admit a few items I’d like to have at home. It’s that time of Thanksgiving, and ModShop comes up at the end of the month, November 30. Come on out and check out the annual great buys from local artisans, artists and crafters up and down J Street. 

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BREW VIEW

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your friends and play a game of trivia via “Kahoot!” using an app on your phone. No teams-everyone plays for their own gain! There’s 120 pop-culture related questions that cover music, movies, books, comics, even actors personal lives. Mr. Mitchell and I knew about 80% of them so you have a really good chance at winning some cool prizes. They’ve expanded their menu to include brick-oven sandwiches and desserts like classic French Dip with au jus and Churro Donuts. We really liked the loaded fries, too! Did you know the Parmesan cheese is freshly shaved every day? You’ll never

see freeze-fried cheese balls in here. Their beer repertoire has also expanded and we can happily report that it is a well-rounded beer list for all beer drinkers everywhere. Our favorite on the menu right now is High Water’s Campfire Stout, a perfect autumn beer, but if you like ciders they also always carry Indigeny and Tapped Apple. They offer cauliflower crust on their pizzas, AND they have plenty of vegetarian and vegan options. We also want to get you excited about the new tap room opening up by MJC by the end of the year, so like their facebook page for more info on that! It’s going to be a fantastic music/comedy venue with plenty of parking. Sip on, friends!

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PERFORMING VIEW A Time To Perform in October By Kaye Osborn & the ViewCrew I remember years ago, if I wanted to see a performance, my husband and I had to travel to the Bay Area, the foothills, Stockton, Sacramento or Fresno. But now, I am so thrilled that our hometown offers so many things to do: theater, dance, art, music, poetry even a drum circle. You haven’t experienced a drum circle yet? Check one out at Deva, downtown one Saturday afternoon. David Rogers, is the founder of Drum Love and it is SO much fun.  Like I said, there is SO much to do!    Make sure you check out the calendar for December too as it is going to be really busy.  Here’s a peek behind the curtains!   Gallo Center for the Arts The Odd Couple The Odd Couple is the story of Oscar Madison and Felix Unger, an oil-andwater combination if ever there was one. Divorced Oscar is fun-loving, gregarious and slovenly, while the just separated Felix is a shy, stay-at-home, obsessive-compulsive neat-freak. Oscar takes Felix in as a roommate. Hilarity ensues. Jim Johnson directs and presented by the Gallo Repertory Company Fri., Nov. 1: 7:30 PM & Sat., Nov. 2: 2:00 PM   Forever Motown Sun., Nov. 3: 4:00 PM   The Life and Times of A. Einstein Wed., Nov. 6: 7:30 PM   One Woman Sex and The City Fri., Nov. 15: 8 PM   Terry Fator Sat., Nov. 16: 7:30 PM  

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FOOD VIEW

Alchemy Bread’s Bonnie Ohara

“If you think Modesto doesn’t have artists, musicians, or culture, come to Saturday Bread.” Bonnie Ohara,

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owner of Alchemy Bread and self-taught sourdough bread baker, says the community of other artisans in Modesto is at the heart of what she loves about her bakery. “A lot of the people that supported me from the beginning are the other people that make stuff. The people that make soap, that roast coffee, that make music and art...” These are the first people in line on Saturday to pick up their fresh bread. “We all support each other. It’s not about the bread and cinnamon rolls, it’s about people meeting each other. It’s a place to be together.” Alchemy Bread started when Bonnie noticed how much bread her three kids could eat each week. Bonnie thought that she could save money by learning how to make her own, so she took a trip to the Stanislaus County Library, checked out some bread baking books, and made bread every single day until she got really good at it. What started with a simple loaf for her kids’ PB&J’s has become a world of baguettes, challah, brioche, and ciabatta. When asked where she got the name “Alchemy Bread” she said she was inspired by the ageold scientific pursuit of combining air, water, earth, and fire to transform lead into gold. “A lot of my origin is turning nothing into something. I turned not having enough money for food into bread and turned bread into this business. You are taking something that could not sustain you on its own and making it into something that fills you with joy through a magical process.”   Bonnie began to post on social media and started a blog which gained organic attention and popularity because of one fact: people love bread. She posted new recipes, beautiful designs, tips and tricks and one day was approached by a publisher with the idea to write a book!  Bread Baking for Beginners was released in October of 2018 and has quickly become a national sensation. Organized in order of difficulty, with her book you can start by learning how to bake a perfect loaf and eventually learn the art of the French baguette and braided challah. We asked if we could quickly learn to make a baguette by the holidays, but Bonnie gave us some bad news. “Baguettes are the last chapter. They are so hard. It probably took me about 500 baguettes before I felt like I was making beautiful baguettes that I would feel comfortable charging people money for. They’re so simple, they’re difficult. They should have a thin, crisp crust, airy inside, and a nice nutty flavor, never squishy.” Though her freshly baked breads and goodies are only available to Modesto locals, her recipes are being made by bread lovers across the country including celebrities like Jenna Fischer.    Alchemy Bread offers monthly subscription boxes, brand new classes, and epic merch that features Modesto, CA in the logo that have been sent around the world. She shares all the information for her new schedule and menus on her social media channels like Facebook, Instagram, and her website. But you better hurry! “When I upload anything on my website, I always post to Instagram and Facebook. It’s first come, first serve for all of our classes and subscription boxes, so they often sell out. I recommend putting on notifications and alerts for social media posts so you know right away when there’s something new.”    Every Saturday at noon, Bonnie hosts Saturday Bread at her home. Folks line up along the block to try her fresh bakes of the week while catching up with their friends and neighbors in the community. Saturday Bread is open to all and is the highlight of every week. What could be better than a trip to the farmers market and a stop at Bonnie’s to round out the perfect weekend morning? When Bonnie hosted her first class in October, she noted that there was only one person from Modesto, while all the others came from over an hour and a half away with copies of her book to be signed! Modesto, let’s get our notifications turned on and show up to Saturday Bread. Let’s show support and appreciation for people like Bonnie who love Modesto and work tirelessly to give our community a positive, creative reputation. These are the gems of our community, so spread the word and get out there and eat (and maybe even learn to bake!) delicious bread.  Sign up for a class today!  

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UNPLUGGED VIEW

Hoop Dreams

By Aaron Rowan

“The piano has been drinking, not me.” - Tom Waits

November Movies

Fun fact about indie singer-songwriter Jesca

Hoop: before her music career took off, she was living in L.A. and working as a nanny for Tom Waits’ kids. Waits was also her early mentor who steered her toward her first music publishing deal, and if she’s good enough for Tom Waits, you just know she’s good enough for you to come by and listen to… and you’ll get your chance this month. Jesca is a California native who has made her home in Manchester, England for the past decade,

and has stayed busy creating gorgeous music influenced by folk, rock and electronic. She’s been on the Modesto Unplugged most-wanted

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list for a few years now, and I finally have the privilege of featuring her as she passes through on tour supporting her new album ‘Stonechild.’ Jesca and her tourmate Chloe Foy, and old M.U. favorite Xanthe Alexis, will all be sharing their ethereal textures in an intimate showcase. Be at Moon & Sixpence Music And Art House - downtown Modesto’s only independent listening-room venue on Monday 11/11 for this special evening of indie-folk starting at 7 PM. 500 9th St. between E & F, in the courtyard next to El Sol restaurant. Doors open at 6:30, $15 admission. Rounding out November’s slate at Moon & Sixpence: vocal jazz with Coco Rose, performing songs from her debut album 70% Coco(a), with Yohan Partan on guitar. Members of Modesto indie favorite Stop Motion Poetry start the night with a stripped-down set. Saturday November 2, 7pm, $10. Altcountry band Ryan Chrys & The Rough Cuts will appear Wednesday 11/20, with openers David Finley & Big Finnish. 7pm, $10. And on Saturday 11/23, one of northern California’s hottest young bluegrass bands, North Country Blue will take the stage. 8pm, $15. The Dragonfly Art For Life (1210 J St.) continues to play host to my Friday music series, and is as teeming with color & creativity as always. Music runs 7:30-9:00pm and is $10 at the door. 11/1: stunning Central Coast folk/ Americana star Amber Cross. 11/ 15: Hannah Jane Kile, one of my favorite California songwriters to feature. 11/22: Red’s Blue Band, members of the Sacramento Blues Hall of Fame. 11/29: Glitter Rose, multiple awardwinning country-rocker from L.A. Then on Saturday 11/30, it’s the latest Modesto Unplugged young artist showcase featuring two prize winners from this year’s Valley Talent Project: piano prodigy Jack Douglass joined by Bennett Vickery doing some beatboxing. This one’s a rare Saturday matinee show at 3pm. Come for the music and then stick around for ModShop starting soon after. Intimate performances. Infinite playlist. MODESTO UNPLUGGED. www. modestounplugged.com.

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ARCHITECTURE VIEW

Modesto’s 1915 Southern Pacific Depot

Save the Depot! If the current plan is accepted by the city council, our 114-year-old depot will lose much of its historic and architectural integrity. The plan is to remove most of the interior waiting room walls including the historic women’s waiting room, creating one large open space. The exterior wall on the track side, considered the front of the depot, would also be removed extending the waiting room to the arches that would be filled in with store front windows and doors. Though done in the name of safety, security, and to meet the needs of ACE Train passengers, these goals can be met, and the building’s historic integrity preserved and restored. Over the decades our depot has been altered to fit

the needs of the times but overall the building has maintained its character defining Mission Revival features inside and out. With this major alteration, the historic feel of the building and its value as an economic and tourist asset for the city will be lost forever.  This should be a prime opportunity to adapt the depot to a new life, to preserve as much as possible of the historic building, to restore many original details lost over the years, and to provide the security we all desire. If this is done right, we will have a safe, comfortable, beautiful depot that is an icon for the city; a tourist attraction especially for architecture, history, and railroad enthusiasts; a beautiful building that will be a gateway to our city; and

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a building we will be proud of as we celebrate in 2020 the 150th anniversary of the founding of our city by the railroad. I think we deserve better. If you think the same, I encourage you to write to your city council member, the mayor, and the city manager expressing your desire that they provide a transparent review process with public input, and ask them to come up with a new plan that provides security, safety, efficiency, and preserves and restores the historic interior and exterior of the depot. Email addresses for the mayor and city council are found here: https://www. modestogov.com/659/City-Council. The address for Joe Lopez is joelopez@ modestogov.com.

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3 john tesh christmas-gallo center 6 community hospice fantasy of trees1 moscow ballet nutcracker- bob hope theatre.stockton gallo center 6 moscow ballet nutcracker- merced theatre 6 christmas parade-turlock 8 farmhouse christmas dinner auction-season’s event 6 holiday choral concert-mjc west 15-17 miss bennett christmas at pemberley 6 cirque dreams holidazeprospect theater project bob hope theatre, stockton 21 salvation army kettle kick-off at modesto centre plaza 6-7 mso holiday pops-gallo center 22-24 miss bennett christmas at pemberley-prospect 6 a candyland christmas- woodland park, theater project   manteca 24 holiday candlelight-merced theatre 7 breakfast with santa-senior center 29-a very electric christmas- gallo center 7 santa shares breakfast- gallo center  29-30 mpa babes in toyland- gallo center 7 dicken’s faire-mchenry mansion 29-30 miss bennett christmas at pemberley-prospect 7 parade of lights- downtown modesto theater project 7 rockin holiday/tree lighting- 10th street plaza 29-30 cowboy christmas- gene bianchi center, oakdale  7 a bluesbox cajun christmas- moon and sixpence 30 mannheim steamroller-gallo center 7 christmas tree lane opening-ceres 30 modshop- downtown modesto 7 festival of trees-assyrian amerian club, 30 riverbank christmas parade and craft fair turlock 7 old fashion downtown christmas-oakdale 7 holiday at the point- webber point, stockton 1 breakfast with santa-elks lodge 7 sugar plum tea party-grand theatre, tracy 1 tree lighting-sutter health 8 golden bough irish christmas- merced theatre   1 mpa babes in toyland-gallo center 8 navidad en mexico folkorico1 merri-achi christmas-gallo center grand theatre, tracy 1 miss bennett christmas at pemberley8 white christmas- bob hope theatre. stockton prospect theater project 9 us airforce band christmas2 merry texas christmas y’all- gallo center turlock community theatre

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After a many year struggle with the Southern Pacific Railroad, the Modesto Chamber of Commerce successfully sued the railroad in 1914 winning a new depot for the city. The railroad relied on its own architect and assistant chief engineer John Quincy Barlow and his team to design the Mission Revival style depot. The contract price was $9,720. Construction began Monday, July 12, 1915, and the depot opened at 4 pm, December 11, 1915. The depot was used by the railroad until 1971. It was Modesto’s third depot. The first depot, built in 1870, burned in a spectacular fire on August 23, 1884. The second depot opened in November 1884 and was used until December 1915. It burned in 1982. The first two depots were at 9th and I Street.

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11 cwb nutcracker-gallo center 12 johnny mathis christmasbob hope theatre. stockton 12-14 rockin holiday-10th street plaza 13 ugly sweater pub crawldowntown modesto 14 spirit of giving race- downtown modesto 14 santa con-downtown modesto 13 fiesta navidad-merced theatre 13-15 cwb nutcracker-gallo center 13-15 yes, virgina there is a santagallo center 15 natalie grant and danny gokeybob hope theatre, stockton 17 mso holiday candlelight- gallo center 17 holiday candlelight concert- st stanislaus church 17 brian setzer orchestra- bob hope theatre, stockton 19-21 rockin holiday-10th street plaza 20-21 a very choral christmas- gallo center   20-22 cwb nutcracker-gallo center 21-22 nutcracker-grand theatre, tracy  22 posada navidena-gallo center 22 dave koz christmas- bob hope theatre, stockton 28 a charlie brown christmas- bob hope theatre. stockton

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BIG VIEW

makers makin’ it What do you really love?

By Chris Murphy

Now that we are in the world of all-digital streaming all the time and things craved are powered by batteries and are obsolete the day you get them, there is something kind of wrong about this. Not that we don’t love our technology, but there is nothing really special about a space grey digital device. You can’t make one at home, you can’t pass it down from generation to generation and it really doesn’t warm your heart like something homemade.  Things that are made with care and wonderful experiences are the best gift you can give.  We are very lucky as Modesto is loaded with some amazing crafters and artisans.  From the amazing local baked bread artistry of our FoodView featured Alchemy Bread to the funky felt creations of Wonky Felt, there is truly something interesting for everyone.  Ahh, but you say, “Why can’t I sit in my jammies and order up all of my presents and have it delivered to my door one box at a time?”.   You can, but you shouldn’t. ModestoView is here to make this really easy for you and celebrate our artistic craftiness at the same time.   Our friends, Kate, Tricia and Ruhi have created ModShop in downtown Modesto that locates over 120 crafters in the small space of 3 city blocks along J street from 9th to 13th Street.  You can literally get every one of your wish list items handled and at the same time, have invested in some great local talent and feel super good about yourself at the same time.  ModestoView will be assisting with the music this year at a special stage at Ralston’s Goat.  Best of all, there is an extra hour this year with ModShop beginning at 4 pm and the fun goes on until 9 pm. 

Here are just a few of the makers that will be among the 120 vendors at Mod Shop. See see all of the vendors, please check out www.modshop209.com Burch Bees- Sheila Burch.  This is that personal care that really makes you feel special and is super good for you and the environment with locally produced Beeswax honey and candles, lipbalm and simple balms.   hivemindbz@gmail.com  www.facebook.com/Burch-Bees-2098184530479654/   La Chicana Crafts- Jasmine Gomez-Zavala. These are some really cool Mexican Inspired Crafts, handmade dolls, hand-painted ceramic pots, shadow boxes for Ofrendas, hand-painted plaques, mini prayer banners and so much more. gomezjasmine58@yahoo.com   Myth & Arrow Press- Christopher Garcia. You have to love what we have a local printing craftsperson.   Christopher produces small press and screen printed artwork and Zines.  He plans to a booth run like a pop up shop that’s a actually a small press and will have have art for sale and live screen print demos. He also presents printing demos other times of the year.  You won’t want to miss this. @mythandarrowpress  mythandarrowpress@gmail.com   Lux Designs - Jennifer Dickey. These are really fascinating pieces created by poured resin. She makes resin geode charcuterie boards, crystal and resin candle jars, resin beach scenes as well as crystal geode resin frames. Jenniferlteske@gmail.com Instagram @_lux_designs_   Kawaii Cactus  Sierra Nay. This is a teen vendor, making really fun Polymer Clay miniatures. crystalnay@sbcglobal.net  

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Think Big Little People - Royce Timoshevick. This is really fun and practical Organic Children’s Clothing from sizes newborn to 5/6 years created by parents of little kids. Make sure you have a list of the new and young people in your life.   thinkbiglittlepeople@gmail.com  @thinkbiglittlepeople   Recover Your Thoughts This is one of my all-time favorite vendors featuring reclaimed library books that are converted into journals, notebooks and sketchbooks.  There are fun titles from most every genre of literature you will love them   @Recover.Your.Thoughts   Wonky Felt Sara Lytle-Pinhey. These little art creations have created a life of their own and have become quite the curious celebrity via the pop up art presentations at Modesto’s 10th St Place.  You can actually see these hand-sewn, whimsical felt characters, safety cones, hot dogs, wacky-waving tube guys, and more.  There will be something that speaks to you. @wonkyfeltofficial  wonkyfeltcrafts@gmail.com   Tri-Chromatic Gallery- Dana Koster Original art and prints. Goods by artists affiliated with Tri-Chromatic Gallery, including not-kid-appropriate Broad Sides, prints by Zoe Toscano, gift certificates for things like paint classes or massage art by Brook Heathcoat. trichromaticgallery@gmail.com @trichromaticgallery

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Modesto on Ice

Ice skating in Downtown Modesto is the glitter sprinkle on a great holiday seasons.   ModestoView and Sierra Pacific are sponsors again this year for this great family and fun event.   Skating sessions are daily from November from November 23 all the way through January 20th. There will be many theme nights, group skates and it is really easy to learn how to skate.  Of course, the hot cocoa at the rink is amazing and it is always nice on the ice with the huge covered tent.  You can sign up, do your waivers and schedule your ice time at www.modestoonice.com

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Sensory Dough by Kelsie- Kelsie Van Rys. Handmade play dough scented with essential oils. Nontoxic, with aromatherapy properties. They will also have gifts sets that include play dough toys and/or children’s books. sensorydoughbykelsie@gmail. com @sensorydoughbykelsie Jordi Camps Illustration- Jordi Camps. Handmade, screen-printed posters with original illustrations. Handmade sketchbooks with handprinted, original cover. Jordi has created some amazing prints of local architecture and is a part of Mo.De (Modesto Design) and will also be showing other collateral. jcampsdesigns@gmail.com @superjordi

We have the entire month of November to get ready for ModShop and there are some great events happening this month that get you into the spirit. Yes, the Christmas holiday season starts AFTER Thanksgiving here at ModestoView and we will help you enjoy the great tastes, the sites and the sounds of this great November, Thanksgiving and Harvest Seasons.    Black Friday Tips Our advice, stay out of the long lines and spend this day shopping with our local stores.  Or you can do like we did last year and do a downtown Modesto Pub Crawl.  You will feel so relieved to not be shopping, but cruising around with your friends, supporting local restaurants and cafes and truly enjoying the day after Thanksgiving.   November 30 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.   These are the people that are investing in our community so we should invest in them too.  We do business here with our friends and we need to keep our $ local.

December will be here before you know it and you need to plan it out now. Thanksgiving is the 28th, so after you enjoy your family, run the Turkey Trot and shop local for Black Friday, it is time to get into the holiday groove and begin to celebrate. Just a fair warning, December is short this year so make sure you have your weeks planned out.    Rockin’ Holiday decorations will reappear in 10th St  Plaza beginning November 30.   The Rockin’ Tree lighting will be right after the Modesto Holiday Parade on December 7, the theme this year is Candyland and we will welcome back the US 191st Army Band and their special USO style Christmas show also featuring Rockin’ Snow, Rockin’ North Pole, the amazing Rockin’ Holiday Pixel Tree and of course, Rockin’ Santa and the Rockin’ Elves.  Dec 12, 13, 14, 19, 20 and 21 from 7-9 pm.    See all the latest info at @rockinholiday  on Facebook and Instagram #snowiscomingdec7 #classicmodesto  

Be in the Parade

This is one of Modesto’s great holiday traditions and it would be a great idea if you were in the parade and even build a float or light up your vehicle. The theme is Candyland and the Parade will be on December 7 after the Dickens Fair and Holiday Farmer’s Market.  You can get your parade entry here.  www.modestogov.com/553/Holiday-Parade

Ring the Bell

Salvation Army needs you to help keep the holidays bright for those in need. You, your family or your business can sign up to be a bell ringer at https://modestocitadel.salvationarmy.org/  

Community Hospice – Fantasy of Trees On display for two weeks at the Gallo Center for the Arts, you will see the heart of Community Hospice in all the beautifully designed, decorated and sponsored trees and wreaths by local designers in our community. Many have given of their talents, time and hearts all in support of the children served by Community Hospice’s Pediatric Palliative Care Program.  Join the Friends of Community Hospice for their annual Fantasy of Trees luncheon event featuring the Designer Decorated Tree and Wreath Auction, Holiday Luncheon and Boutique and silent auction.  Wreath auction closes Friday, December 6 at 1:00 p.m.  Tree auction closes Saturday, December 7 at 2:00 p.m  For more information or sponsorship opportunities, contact the Community Hospice Foundation at 209.578.6370.  Premier seating available on the lower level with special holiday gifts.  

Friday, December 6 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. More info and tickets at http://hospiceheart.org/

These are just a small preview sample of the amazing things happening this season. Check www.modestoview.com for updated info and new things do to. Get the ModestoView Ap at Itunes & Android Store   Let Us Know!  If you know of something else going on, email us ASAP and we ill add it to our calendar: events@modestoview.com

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FILM VIEW More than likely, you’ve already heard about Modesto’s 20 Year Plan. Well, brace yourself because this up-and-coming, Moguls in the making duo, are destined to change the trajectory of said plan! Allow me to introduce you to Sky Tallone and Jon “Spider” Santana. Together as partners in business, (and in love), they have created a locally successful company called Aberrant Films. The two met while attending The Academy of Art in 2007. Initially, a friendship emerged over their love of competitive pool. To this day, neither can agree on who is better at the game. At any rate, one thing is true, they both share a love of film and a great desire to develop their craft by making it huge here, in Stanislaus County. Sky and Spider are a strikingly attractive couple. To look at them, you end up wondering why they don’t just cast themselves in the starring roles of their own films. Each has done their fair share of acting, but their true passion is in writing and directing. I tease them about their good looks because, with those great faces, you would never think that the two of them would write such dark scripts and stories. I call their writing style, “Very dark, (with a smile).” Sky and Spider’s film company have already

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garnered them multiple awards for the films they have created together. Their repertoire consists of numerous films, including “Vox Populi” and “Citizen Cube.” Although they work closely with their friend Tyson, an illustrator and one of their buddies from The Academy of Art, many of the early productions were created in the home of Sky’s mother and father. When it came time to shoot, often, it was a family affair. Sky’s sister Sierra, also acts in a few leading roles, including, “Finn Stein.” I co-starred alongside Sierra in “The Top Room” for the 2019 Modesto 48 Hour Film Competition. Aberrant Films was awarded “Best Student Film.” Aberrant Films is lighting up Modesto’s entertainment sky with stars in the making and we have Sky Tallone and Jon “Spider” Santana to thank for it! If you have a passion for acting and are interested in auditioning for Aberrant Films in 2020, reach out here: Central Valley Filmmaker Meet-up: http://meetu. ps/c/4c2bK/JNp76/d or on youtube.com and search “Aberrant Films.” Finally, our signature question - Beatles or Stones? Sky laughs, “Beatles because my dad brainwashed me to love them!”

CAMP VIEW By Chris Murphy

Camp Jack Hazard is such a part of our community fabric. Life skills are found at camp and it is so good when kids can experience it.  There is a very special event at the State Theatre featuring the amazing music of Oakdale native Brett Dennen in the cool vibe of the State, celebrating 85 years.  Brett’s music began during formative years when he was a camper and later a counselor at Camp Jack Hazard. Brett learned how to play guitar at Camp.  His most recent album is “Here’s Looking at you Kid” and he has been touring non-stop in 2019 on his Lift and Vacationer Tours. Previously touring with Jason Mraz, John Mayer, Dave Matthews Band, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Pete Murray, Michael Franti and

others, it is great to have him in Modesto for this show. Jason Poisson, the dynamic leader of the Jack and Buena Foundation that operates the Camp, is excited about this show and the chance to bring our community together to support a great place that delivers an important experience to the youth of our community.  Be a part of this. Brett Dennen Benefit for Camp Jack Hazard November 23  8 pm Tix are $65 and $35   VIP are sold out. http://www.campjackhazard.org/

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Thanksgiving Day – Legion Park

Are you ready for a guilt-free Thanksgiving dinner? This is a family friendly 3.1 mile course on a paved path with some grass and dirt. The 1/2 mile kids run will be on grass, 1/4 mile out and 1/4 mile back. There is also a Gobbler Walk, an event for just walkers on the same 5k course. Strollers/dogs are welcomed.  Lots of parking, easy run and a lot of fun.   Check in begins at 7:30 am and races start 8:45 for the kids and 1Ž2 and 9:30 for the 5K.  Overall male and female finishers will receive a medal.   T-shirts will be provided and will be guaranteed to the first 1200 entrants.  Please no strollers, headphones, or dogs in the 5K run.   We will see you there https://runsignup.com/Race/CA/Modesto/MJCTurkeyTrot

ANNIVERSARY VIEW

Tresetti’s World Café at 25 By Chris Murphy

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In 1994 downtown Modesto was a different place. The big department stores were gone, the theatres were dark and many businesses were boarded up.  But this was about to change.  At the same time the State Theatre was being restarted, long time restaurateurs Mitch and Tammy Maisetti and Paul Tremayne would open the aptly named Tresetti’s.  (TREmayne & maiSETTI) They created the World Café and Wine Shop and it helped lead the revival of excellent downtown dining, supported the growth of the arts, and encouraged a new wave of new restaurants in downtown Modesto. What has made Tresetti’s successful, has been the hands-on management of the Maisetti family.  They were big supporters of live music, hosted Fat Tuesday and street festivals, supported the Downtown Sampler and are generous with their guest celebrity bartender fundraisers.  Over the years, they opened and closed Jax, parted ways with Paul, and continue to co-own the legendary Tiki Lounge.  Sadly, Mitch passed

away in 2014, losing his battle with cancer and his wife Tammy and son Jordan, stepped up to fill this larger than life void. It was difficult, as they grieved this loss, they had the strength to press on and kept the focus of innovative food and great service at the front. Tresetti’s is still a strong leader in the dining experience in Downtown Modesto and they welcome the downtown competition as Tammy says “It makes downtown Modesto a better destination”.   One thing you will find today that was true in 1994, Tammy, Jordan and Jaxon Maisetti are there with niece Christine Davis, on the floor, in the kitchen, celebrating Dodger blue and mingling with their loyal and new customers, working side by side with their dedicated team, making sure the experience is as good as always.  If you haven’t tried Tresetti’s, we hope you do.  It is one of our all-time faves.  Tresetti’s 927  11th St Modesto 209-572-2990  @tresettis www.tresetti.com

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Shop Small Buy Local By Middagh Goodwin

Shop Small Saturday is November 30th, and I encourage everyone to continue the trend and Buy Local Art and Music for all your Holiday Gifts. Your purchases will help to keep our arts community vibrant and healthy. I want to challenge everyone who reads the ModestoView to go to a new local show this month. That would be over 150,000 additional attendees. 150,000 supporting local musicians, restaurants, bars and venues. At an average of $5 per person that would come to a $750,000(over 9 million a year if done monthly) supporting local musicians and businesses. What an easy and fun way to create and build a vibrant arts community.   So many of our area musicians have upped their merch game with T-Shirts to Skateboards. Pick up a Tee, CD and Patches, Youth Band and MAMA Winner Blackout have cool shirts for you to show your support. Speaking of the MAMAs, you can purchase a T-Shirt and show your support for Modesto Area Music or give a tax-deductible donation in someone’s name. It doesn’t matter what genre you are into there are local bands who have

something to sell you to help you show your support. Check out the Black HeARTs Market the first Friday of each month to find unique crafts and custom art by some of the areas most creative. You will not only put a smile on the face of a loved one, but you will keep Art Alive. Additionally, you can support the local arts community by buying gift certificates to your favorite cafes, restaurants and bars that host live music and act as makeshift galleries.  So why not stop off at Ralston’s Goat Deva, Queen Bean, Tresetti’s to name a few and pick up some stocking stuffers. Don’t forget the Gallo Center, State Theatre and or the Prospect Theatre; all three have events scheduled throughout the year and tickets make for thoughtful gifts too.  Buying and giving local will make you feel fantastic, and you can be assured that your gifts will be some of the coolest under the tree. While you are out shopping for friends and loved ones, don’t forget to treat yourselves. Pick up some new music and art, get dinner or see a show when you are grabbing those gift certificates. Sign your kids or yourselves up for some music lessons at one of the great local Music Schools, might we suggest VMI or GK Music? If we all spend even a portion of our holiday gift budget with local creators, we collectively will become the largest endowment for the arts.

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Fall Restaurant Guide

Barkin’ Dog Grill Great fresh food along with live entertainment. Enjoy music every weekend. Address: 940 10th St. Modesto - Phone # 572-2341 Bayou Grill  New Orleans-inspired Cajun/Creole fare served in upbeat digs with happy hour, live music & karaoke Address 918 13th Street Phone 209-3602983

Beckles Candies & Gifts The most elegant truffles, fudge made from scratch and more at the sweetest spot in town. Address: 950 10th St. ‘Sweet’ 16 Modesto - Phone 523-1818 Chefs of New York These restaurants bring a taste of authentic New York cuisine to Modesto. Fresh, delicious food in a fun and inviting atmosphere.Addresses: 1325 J St. & 2307 Oakdale Rd. Modesto - Phone # 857-5102 Concetta  An ever-changing menu of fresh and local fare makes for a truly unique dining experience. Address: 1205 J St. Modesto Phone # 529-3282 The Fox Pub Modeled after a British pub, this saloon serves up American fare in a great atmosphere. Address: 1111 I St. Modesto - Phone # 575-2369 The Fruit Yard  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner served daily. With great a great brunch and buffet and meat-centric meals, you will come back for more. Live music and a full bar. Address 7948 Yosemite Blvd Phone 209577-3093 Fresh Fork Grill It’s not “fast food.” It’s healthy delicious food cooked fast. It’s amazing! Address: 3018 Service Rd. #101 Ceres - Phone # 566-8363 Fuzio Universal Bistro East meets West at this casual spot for global flavors, from fire-grilled pizzas to spring rolls and a full bar. Address 1020 10th Street Phone 209-557-9711 Graffiti Dogs Cruise on down! Get gourmet hot dogs, sandwiches, salads, beer, wine and more. Address: 1002 10th St. Modesto - Phone # 238-9990

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Ralston’s Goat Energetic venue offering updated American comfort food, a full bar & regular live entertainment. Address: 1001 10th St. Modesto - Phone # 549-9413 Rivets American Grill The Beer Is Cold and The Whiskey is Old! Great Food & Great Times! Come Join All Your Friends Here! A full bar and live music.  Address 2307 Oakdale Rd Phone 209-8460501 Sabatino’s Ristorante  Upbeat Italian cafe offering a menu of traditional fare, including breakfast in a cheerful space. Address: 421 McHenry Ave. Modesto - Phone # 576-7116 Skewers Kabob House Ambient Mediterranean eatery serving mainstays such as dolmas & kabobs plus wine & cocktails. Address: 821 L St. Modesto - Phone # 525-3611 Surla’s Restaurant & lounge serving international dishes from local ingredients in a splashy setting. Address 431 12th Street Phone 209-550-5555 Tresetti’s Restaurant serving an international menu for dinner and lunch in a brick-walled dining room with a full bar and great wine selection. Address 927 11th Street Phone 209-572-2990 The Tap Room Pub & Grub With over 20 beers on tap and great food this place is sure to impress you! Address: 3948 Sylvan Ave. Modesto - Phone # 551-1085

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

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

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

Urbano California Bistro Now open for lunch, dinner, dine-in, and delivery! With some seriously huge and delicious steaks for dinner. 1016 H St. Modesto - Phone # 622-1108

Papachino’s Greco-Roman Restaurant Take a little trip to the Mediterranean with an amazing variety of great food. Address: 1212 J St. Modesto - Phone # 578-5225 30,000+ friends at: facebook.com/modestoview

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

Greens on 10th Event venue with a fresh seasonal menu, craft cocktails and full bar. Address 953 10th St Phone 209-572-1700

P. Wexfords’s Pub Modeled after a traditional British pub, this spot has beer plus classic fare like bangers & mash and a full bar and live music. Address 3313 McHenry Ave Phone 209-576-7939

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

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Velvet Grill & Creamery Classic cars, rock n’ roll, burgers and shakes. All American home town food made fresh from scratch. Address: 2204 McHenry Ave. Modesto - Phone # 5449029 Verona’s Cucina Italiana Delicious Italian cuisine in an elegant inviting atmosphere. Eat, drink and be merry. Address: 1700 McHenry Ave. Modesto - Phone # 549-8876

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SONGWRITING VIEW SHARE the WARMTH

By Patty Castillo Davis

The wind down is upon us. The reflection is on the horizon. The blessings are counted, inventory taken at holiday time as to where we might be without our fortunate favor and luck. Maybe this is the first time you get the chance to pay it forward, return the favor and elevate someone who doesn’t have your opportunities. There will be many chances to be a part of the giving season, to spread the love- to share the warmth. The annual fundraising concert and coat drive, SHARE the WARMTH will be held on Friday, November 22 at the Barkin Dog Grill. This annual event will feature award winning artists from the region from 7-10 pm. This all ages event is free and all donations of outerwear will benefit the Inter Faith Ministries of Greater Modesto clothes closet which will serve 1000 families a month. Please come and enjoy an evening of great music for a super cause, reservations strongly suggested. On Wednesday, November 20, MAMA winning Singer Songwriter Mondo Mariscal and his band, Good Time Charlie will bring their exciting brand of Country

music to the Bluehorse Lounge in Ceres. Showtime is 8-11pm. Riverdance Farms Autumn Organic U Pick and Gather Festival alongside the beautiful Merced River will be family friendly fun starting at 9am both Saturday, November 2 and Sunday, November 3. Music will flow all weekend long. The Barkin Dog may have shifted its hours and discontinued some live music in the evenings,but its standing Wine Wednesday event with A Gathering of the Vibes is still alive and kicking up its heels. On Wednesday, November 13 from 7-9:30pm, special guests-Dave Hawks, members of Homegrown, Blues Box Bayou Band and Tiffany Rose will join in the shenanigans. All ages free event, reservations strongly suggested. Deva Cafe will host acoustic music at 10 am on Saturday,11/2 Nathan Ignacio and Sunday, 11/10 and 2019 MAMA winning Singer Songwriter Mattea Overstreet on Sunday, 11/17. On November 30, Small Business Saturday, the award winning artisan makers fair, ModShop will reach in and around the downtown Modesto area, bringing the hand made wares from eclectic artists and homegrown music by multi genre musicians.This premier happening is from 5-9 pm. **MAMA RETROSPECTIVE** When you pay a gate fee, tip a musician or buy their merchandise you guarantee the continuity of the legacy of the music scene. When you hire a woman musician based on her proven ability, when you trust her to fill the house, to carry a show, you are on the right side history. When you choose to turn your space into a music venue, you create community. When you voted you voiced your choice. You make a difference.

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Dangerous Mood at the Iron Door in Groveland. Now to tell you about the exciting things going By Earl Matthews on in Big Earl land. I am super excited to announce Hello friends, there is so much happening that I am going on a small this month in our area and my world. Let’s tour with Gravel & Grace this month to dig in. Robert Cray is coming to town on Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee. I’ll the 8th, and he will be at the Tracy Grand be gone for ten days, and I can’t wait for again. He’s one of my favorite songwriters the adventure. This is our first tour as a and one hell of a musician. band. We are already working on future On the 9th We are bringing a big show tours. Cole Hinkle and the Debauchery are to the Motherlode Fairgrounds called the joining us on the tour. Please follow us on Veterans Day Weekend Blues Bash. We will Ava Grace Music to see our tour progress have food, booze and a few great bands. and videos. From Fresno, we have Rip Kat Record’s Huge congratulations to all the MAMA own John Clifton Blues Band. From winners and especially to the blues catModesto, we have Bluesbox Bayou Band egory winners Gary Gervase & Kickstart and from the grater Stanislaus county area Blues Band. Truly a great band. My band Gravel & Grace. This is an all-ages event and it’s going to be in the big hall so don’t worry if it’s cold outside. We will be indoors. The High St. Blues Band is hosting a new blues jam at Ralston’s Goat on the 12th. It’s an open jam so come out and sign up to play. Gravel & Grace is Playing at Churchkey on the 12th for the first time. Then on the 29th and 30th, you can check out Jeramy Norris & The

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1st - Ava Grace and Big Earl at Murphy’s Irish Pub in Murphys 6:30pm 3rd - Ava Grace Duo at Murphy’s Irish Pub in Murphys 4pm

November 9th - Veterans Day Weekend Blues Bash at the Motherlode Fairgrounds in Sonora Open 6pm John Clifton Blues Band - Bluesbox Bayou Band - Gravel & Grace 15th - Gravel & Grace at Churchkey in Modesto from 7-10pm Gravel & Grace are going on a Southern Tour starting on the 17th. We are going to Tennessee, Mississippi and Alabama. Wish us luck and follow us on social to catch updates about our tour progress.

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JAZZ&WORLD VIEW If you luv music you’re gonna By Eric Benson love this... We played our last Blue Monday Party at the Barkin’ Dog Grill to a packed house with lots of great players and support from musicians and fans. Hannibal owner of the Barkin’ Dog is stopping night service and most of the musical events to concentrate on family. He will be supporting the Tuesday Poetry night and a Wine Wednesday on the calendar. We thank him for his support but realize it will be a loss to have one less venue for all ages to support the arts community and allow family to support the arts but family comes first you all. Changes in store: Dave Dow’s Thursday Jam session formerly of the Dog has moved to the Ralston’s goat on 10th street, and Blue Monday Party will start back December 9th at Café Urbano, formerly of Clayton’s and JAX Restaurant. A fan said “nothing good ever lasts forever’, I would say the only constant is change and when a doors closes, another  doors open. Music and the arts

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even in the roughest of times will always find a home. The Blue Monday Party Dec 9th Café Urbano will feature Jazz guitarist Barry Finerty as special guest. Barry has played with TOP, Jazz Crusaders, Jaco Pastorius, Miles Davis and others.  House Band will feature; Johnny Valdes Guitar, Conrad Johnson vocals & Bass, John Adey Bass, Drums Dave Hawks, horn section Raul Slaps Bone, Kevin Marin Trumpet and Keys David Dow and Eric Benson. Big shout out to MAMA winners and especially my brother from another mother Johnny Valdes of group Johnny & Kelly for winning the MAMA’s. Well deserved to some of the hardest working musicians locally. The new season for the Gallo in is with diverse offering; Nov 3 Forever Motown, 5th Sugar skull Mariachi, 7th toast to Bread, 9th Just Imagine, 14th BJ Thomas, 33nd Tom Petty & Heartbreaker’s Tribute, 23rd, Stomp, 30th Mannheim Steamroller Christmas. 

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COMEDY VIEW Hello, hello, hello. I am currently at an undisclosed location in the South, but I can still stay current 209 goings-on. Last month I had each MAMA-nee give their statement and this month I have an interview with this year’s winner: Chris Teicheira. This is Chris’ second win. Chris is a Manteca native and when he’s not driving his tractor for his family farm he is busy making people laugh. Chris is also the closest thing to a leader of the Deaf Puppies. The Deaf Puppies is a group of comics who bring together their unique talents to produce shows throughout the valley and maybe a little mischief, too. The group is named after Chris’ very own doggy pal who is, in fact, a deaf puppy. Felicia: How long have you been performing? Chris: This is my 10th year, though I did take a few months off in 2010 to start and end a marriage. Felicia: Is it different winning the second time? Chris: It was a little different this time, I’d lost 6 or 7 years in a row when I won the first. So this one was a little more joyous, and not so much a relief as 2015. Felicia: What was your secret to winning? Chris: My secret to winning is being a FB tramp, and having high school teacher

By Felicia Aleman sisters that can offer their students extra credit for votes. Felicia: How do you stay funny? Chris: I go through periods of spending 14 hours a day, for 7 days a week in a tractor - the solitary confinement encourages humor...and time to talk out loud to myself. Felicia: What projects do you have coming up? Chris: I’m currently finalizing a spot in Manteca to open a comedy club. The Central Valley is definitely big enough to support it, and Manteca is 15 minutes from Modesto, Stockton, and Tracy - centralized Location Location Location. Deaf Puppy Comedy Club coming. Felicia: What advice do you have for comics? Chris: Don’t be in a rush to Headline. You aren’t ready. Felicia: Anything you want to tell your fans? Chris: Buy a Deaf Puppies shirt - my dog needs food. There you have it, folks. Words of wisdom with this year’s MAMA winner. Do you think you should be nominated? Make sure you are publicizing yourself. We can’t nominate you if we don’t know you. See you next month. Stay hydrated.

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Great Weather For Cycling By Efren Martinez Halloween has passed and the chill in the air is starting to get even chillier. Soon we’ll be all layering up with sweaters and jackets. Yes the flip flop sandals have been put on the highest shelf in our closet along with our sped up metabolic rate we were enjoying during the summer. As I’ve mentioned in previous FitViews, when it gets cold, our metabolic rate generally slows down and it’s easier for most of us to gain weight during the cold winter months. In fact research has us to believe that most of use will put on an extra 4-6 pounds over the holidays. Why? During the hot summer months our metabolic rate generally speeds up because our bodies are working harder to keep us cool. When you perspire, it’s a sure sign that your metabolic rate is in full gear. It is flowing at a much faster pace to keep us cool versus if we were lounging all snuggled up with a blanket on the sofa. During the winter we all tend to be less active and it starts right around October. Lately I’ve noticed a decline of people at my gym as well as the regular folks that I’d see out exercising when I’m on a run or bike ride. Loads of factors are up against you this winter to stay away from the gym and/or your fitness routine. Another show stopper that might be up against you to shy off from your fitness is

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the loss of dayight in comparison to how much sunshine we had all summer. Soon it will be dark by 5 pm and you just might find yourself looking to put on your pajamas. Don’t do it! Instead put on you fitness clothes even if you don’t plan on working out. This should help push away that mind set internal clock that’s telling you it’s dark and time for bed. So here it is, it’s too dark to go for a run or bike ride. It’s too cold to even think about going to the gym when you’re all cozy and warm on the sofa. No worries! You can still avoid gaining those extra 4-6 pounds during the holidays without much effort. Back when I was 330lbs, I wasn’t healthy enough to exercise so instead of doing pushups, I started to do push-outs. They’re simple and have to do more with self discipline. How it works is when that second helping of food is put in front of you, “push it out” and away. That glass of eggnog, push it out and away. That second cocktail, push it out and away. That scoop of ice-cream or piece of cake, push it out and away! You get the idea. Honestly doing these push outs helped me in so many ways. Soon after I managed easily pushing out and away those second helpings.  I was able to incorporate this behavior to help me quit smoking and any other unfavorable habits. Now if I can just use this same concept to help me with shopping. Comically speaking and according to my wife, this would be a favorable thing since I tremendously love to shop for fashionable clothes. Cheers to your health!

Little Free Libraries

It is the giving season and what better gift to give than to donate the gift of reading? You can help develop a love for reading, especially in youths that will continue through their entire life. Modesto has a plethora of unique little libraries scattered across town, there is an excellent chance that one is in your neighborhood. These little libraries rely on the take a book, give a book model. They are almost always in need of donations, especially kids books. Maybe you will find a book you have been wanting to check out too. We are encouraging everyone to go through their collection and see what you have just collecting dust. Check out facebook.com/ modestofreelibraries for a complete list of locations.

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THANKSGIVING VIEW By Chris Murphy For info: Karol.ballew@usw.salvationarmy. org @ 209-522-3209. Also, you can help anytime by going to the website and they will tell you a current need you can fulfill. Truly, anyone can lend a hand.   http://www. salvationarmymodesto.org/  This year’s Stanislaus Interfaith Council

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it the most during the holidays. You don’t need to have a lot to give a little.  Everyone can help in some way.  Here are a couple of ways you can make a difference. 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.   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 209522-3209.   You can do this as an individual, a family, or with a group.  You can also give personal items that are needed in the shelters. Donations can be taken to 320 9th Street. Items needed are: toiletries, bedding, new towels, underwear & socks. KettleView ModestoView and MAMA will be ringing the bell! The Kettle Kick off is the big event of the year, created by the legendary Modesto volunteer Bette Belle Smith.   Modesto starts the giving season off big!  Join your friends at the Modesto Center Plaza for the Salvation Army Kettle Kick Off.  Nearly $200,000 gets raised to help prepare for the winter and holiday season.   The Kick-off is Thursday, November 21, 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 $$.  

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Thanksgiving Celebration will be held on Monday, November 25 at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church at College and Soddard. The event will begin with gathering music at 6:45 PM and the Thanksgiving Celebration, featuring music from the multitude of Stanislaus County faith communities will begin at 7 PM. Donations of non-perishable food and financial gifts will benefit Interfaith Ministries.  For more information, email or phone:  Luella Cole  luellacole@sbcglobal.net

Comfort Kits Hundreds of children in our area enter foster care every year with just the clothes on their back or a few belongings in a garbage bag. In collaboration with Child Protective Services, Love Modesto has developed Comfort Kits (quality bags with many useful items) for children who have just been uprooted from their family. In order to meet the need, we need 1,000 Comfort Kits. The average retail costs for each kit is $50-70, but we can purchase items in bulk at around $40/kit. Here’s how you can help: 1) Donate Comfort Kits. If you would like to donate, Love Modesto needs receive all financial donations by November 1. Or you can shop for Comfort Kits on your own.   2) On December 5th and 6th  (9:30-12:30pm), can you volunteer at the Christmas Comfort Kit Drive.  Your help would be greatly appreciated. Donate, Shop and/or Volunteer, visit: LoveModesto.com/comfortkits

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ALL AGES VIEW Time has re-

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ally flown this year thanks to all the fun Modesto has to offer. Some of my very favorite activities will be happening this month! One of these being MJC’s Turkey Trot which is a 5k run or walk held Thanksgiving morning. Bring your friends, your pets, we even have family from Minnesota that joins us in this tradition. I encourage you to make this a tradition of your own if it isn’t already. Another holiday favorite coming up this month, and what I personally look forward to all year, is Modesto on Ice! Beginning Saturday, November 23rd, you can visit our seasonal ice rink in the heart of downtown Modesto. You definitely do not have to be an experienced skater to enjoy this wonderful amenity. Want to take a break? Order hot chocolate and a cookie while sitting under a beautiful tent decorated with floral arrangements and hanging lights. Every detail of the ice rink makes it the perfect pastime this season. If you’re looking for a very inexpensive

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By Sofia Johnson way to celebrate this month, throw a Friendsgiving party! Thanksgiving is for family of course, but the week before is for Friendsgiving. Throw a dinner party to remind your friends how thankful you are for each other. You can even make dinner altogether. This is such a great and affordable way to remind those around you how much you appreciate them. I hope this gives you just a few ideas on how to spend this beautiful month. Happy November Modesto!

ZEN VIEW Obstacles to Self-Discovery The obstacles to fully

discovering oneself may be that we are continuously emphasizing certain aspects of ourselves while neglecting others. We say we don’t have time. But it may be a matter of choices we make. Are we really trapped? I have noticed that people have a way of overdoing things. This isn’t just true with frivolous pursuits but also with activi-

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ties that on the surface appear virtuous. The latter ones can be, in a hidden sort of way, just as self-destructive. We may need to question our priorities. For example, a priority could be wanting to take care of a lot of duties a.s.a.p. and getting them done well and quickly. We are racing with ourselves, time being our opponent. How much can we get done? Or we may be involved in taking care of other people and their problems, trying to help with their challenges while ignoring our own.  We wonder why we’re feeling irritable and exhausted, somewhat dissatisfied.   I certainly got some of that obsession going on. I’m a fastidious cleaner. I want everything to look nice and tidy. I’m quite the slave driver, with me being the slave. It has happened that I go to sleep and ask myself whether being so fastidious with making order and cleaning the house continuously is all that essential. I always have the answer to that question. It really isn’t all that important. I’d rather have more time set aside to be creative, to uncover and develop the less known parts of myself.  Go out, do something out of the ordinary. I may have to try something new, give up the comfort of doing the same old same old, even sacrifice not being so good all the time.  I ask myself what is missing in my life.  What would I

do if it wasn’t too selfish? If it wasn’t too crazy? I think many people are caught in this dilemma. But wouldn’t it be better if we were more interested in discovering more about our true nature? It may bring lots of positive changes.   Sitting at home too much we miss all the wonderful things going on in our communities, but being constantly on the go and never finding rest, may also not lead to self-discovery. We need a bit of both. Time alone to meditate and enjoy just being there in the moment,  as well as time to step into the unknown and walk the road less travelled. Discovering oneself is the work of a lifetime, requiring many attempts and learning by trial and error.  Listen to the voice inside, to the longing of your soul.  Your soul may want to run through a forest, sit by a stream, draw, paint, play music and dance. Sometimes do exactly what you thought you don’t like to do! Surprise yourself.  Learn something new. Meet new people. Contacting anything new can give oneself an experience of a different dimension of oneself one hasn’t nourished and cultivated in a while or never before. Buddha said “There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth, not going all the way and not starting at all.” For more info go to : taichi4modesto. com  or call (209)572-4518

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Instantly November

The time change has quite happened, yet here we are instantly in November. The warm sun of the late afternoon continues to brighten everything with nice glow. Just before dusk descends upon downtown, sunset lights up the colors of the season and Ms. M finds herself filled with a sense of gratitude to be able to enjoy this small blessing. The season of giving is upon us and it’s more important to share our good fortune and find gratitude Here’s a few ways to enjoy the beginning of the busy season in our community. A bit of music is a wonderful way to begin the month. Dragonfly – Art of Life Studio hosts their Friday Night Folk Flight on November 1st with Grover Anderson. Take in the smooth sounds of his Americana flavored songs about love, loss and frontier mischief starting at 7:30 pm. If you are inclined to participate in more than music the studio offers music, sip and wine special for $35. Music fans only need to pay $10 at the door. More info: www.thedragonflyartforlife.com Family comes first for many of us and there’s nothing greater than adding to your family or deciding to become one. Stanislaus County’s Resource Family Program is hosting a movie night at The State Theatre on November 19th for anyone curious about foster care family or adoption. The free community event includes a free screening of the movie Instant Family and a panel of Resource Parents and youth that

By Monica Barber will be on hand to answer any question. This is a family-friendly event and children are welcome. This a great way to get involved in the community during the season of giving. Doors: 5 pm. Movie 5:30 pm. Info: www.thestate.org Every year, Thanksgiving is a great time to remember to come together as a community and help each other. From 11 am to 2 pm on November 27th, Modesto Gospel Mission’s Great Thanksgiving Bundle Up serves around 1000+ disadvantaged men, women and children in the area with warm winter wear and a traditional Thanksgiving meal. The mission accepts donations and volunteers for this event. To donate food, volunteer or refer those in need contact Modesto Gospel Mission. 1400 Yosemite Blvd. (209) 529-8259. www.modestogospelmission.org One of the community’s beloved events, Modshop returns on November 30thwith all your favorite neighborhood crafters, artists and designers. Bring your pocketbook, your shopping lists for Christmas and come out to spread a lot of love and support to independent small businesses. You will be treated to wonderful musicians busking in the street and delighted by the smells of the food vendors. Info: 5 pm-9 pm in Downtown Modesto. Maps: http://www.modshop209.com/ - Hope your November is instantly great, Modesto!

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No one should be cold this holiday season, or any season for that matter. Please join Interfaith Ministries with a special new and gently used coat drive at the Barkin’ Dog, November 22 from 7-10 pm.  This will be a great line up of music with Patty Castillo Davis, The Vibes, Tim Allen, Chris Murphy and some other MAMA surprises.  All sizes of coats are needed. This is a free event, but please bring a coat or two, order drinks and dinner and enjoy Modesto’s music talent for a great cause.   Barkin Dog – 940 11th St  Reservations recommended at 209-572-2341

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It is so cool to see our local performing arts theatres launch their new seasons.   The Gallo Center is in full gear and now the Turlock Community announces their 2019/20 season.  Kit Casey and the team put together an annual line up that always pleases, bringing some new performances and bringing back some favorites.  Right out of the gate, Turlock will be presenting the legendary comedian Gallagher for his Farewell Smash Tour on November 9.  Gallagher basically invented the comedy special and has 3,500 live shows, 14 Showtime specials and if you sit in the Sledge Zone or Death Rows, bring glasses and raincoats. It’s going to be a fun season with James Garner as Johnny Cash, the US Air Force Band, Price is Right Live, Tom Russell and the Tam Tam Talent show and more to come.   Check out the schedule and book your tix now. www.turlocktheatre.org

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Open Early!

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

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Open Late!

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

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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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The Ill List – Invitational Poetry Slam

The world of slam poetry converges on Modesto USA.   Sam Pierstorff hosts this amazing night of verbal head to head combat, where the audience and judges score each of the competing poets.  These are international stars of poetry and this is hall of fame night.  ModestoView & Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group are proud to be the title sponsor this year. We are super excited to see our annual “commercial” the Ill List presents at the show. This is one of the most fun nights in Modesto all year.  The Ill List is super sold out, so don’t lose your tix and remember to thank all of the sponsors and have a great time.  Proceeds benefit the Quercus Review Press non-profit project. State Theatre – December 7   7 pm  

MAMA Non Profit

The Modesto Area Music Association Needs You. We are working hard on our mission to develop more opportunities for live music in our community and supporting music education as well as looking for a new location to better assist our local musicians. We want you to get involved and please email us if you have great ideas or want to get involved.   We are looking for grant writing advice, and also some new board and committee members.     MAMA is connecting Modesto USA music to the world  Connect with MAMA at mama@modestoview.com

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We are excited for a fun fall season! Serving Civic Pride Daily Since 1997; the award-winning ModestoView is the central valley's leading a...

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We are excited for a fun fall season! Serving Civic Pride Daily Since 1997; the award-winning ModestoView is the central valley's leading a...