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October 29 – Halloween Ritual Zombie Ball – The Portal with Heebie Jeebies October 29 - The Summoning - Downtown Modesto October 8 & 9 - Riverbank Wine and Cheese Festival – Downtown Riverbank October 15 – Let There Be Music Festival - Patterson High School October 7 & 8 Legend of Sleepy Hollow - Gallo Center for the Arts – Central West Ballet October 22 – Big Bad & Sexy Comedy Tour – State Theatre October 22 – James Garner Johnny Cash Tribute – West Side Theatre October 21 - Jethro Tull by Ian Anderson – Gallo Center October 22 - California Women’s Music Festival – Gallo Center
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GREETINGS Greetings Modesto Friends!
Ryan, Madison, Abigail, Rebecca and Chris say good bye to their old home. We just moved into a new house.
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These are exciting times living with boxes, a microwave and a coffee machine. We had been in our old house, that we really loved, for over 20 years. It was really sad to go. When we moved back to Modesto in 1996, we picked this house because it was near Lakewood School as we were moving back to Modesto to live a life to raise our kids, focus on community and to really focus on being a family. We became part of the neighborhood and we will always be a Lakewood family and our girls have had the best experience of Lakewood, LaLoma, Modesto High and then UC Berkeley. Madison (now working for Adobe) and Ryan have moved back to Modesto and they too have moved to the Lakewood neighborhood and so we continue to be Lakewood parents. Modesto is really a collection of fantastic neighborhoods. They are what you make it and our community really does band together and try to make the places we all live better. We have now moved into the LaLoma Neighborhood and we have been welcomed with open arms and we could not be happier. Everyone has been so nice, and we live on a street that actually has some traffic where people are walking by all the time and we have get-togethers in the park across the street and many neighbors where I can “borrow a glass of wine”. We love it and the process of moving has made me love Modesto even more. We so excited to live in the LaLoma Neighborhood, meet more friends and enjoy the perks of an easy walk or bike ride to downtown Modesto. Life is full of new adventures.
People call me “Mr. Modesto” and that is so very nice. It is an honor to celebrate the good things happening and to be really involved in community events and issues. I have found so many people that I meet that are also Mr., Mrs., Ms. or Mx. Modesto in their own way. I meet people like this every day and that is why we work so hard to bring ModestoView to the community each month. We need to know our good stories, meet the people you may not hear about all the time and champion the people that actually make and do things. There are a lot of people that like to have a lot meetings and talk about doing things, but I love the people that make things happen. The artists, the musicians, the promoters, the planners, the builders, the electricians, the city and county employees that see the possibilities, not the obstacles. We all are Modesto and I am so glad that you are reading this and telling your friends. Did I ever mention that I LOVE October? 1st,
Halloween is a national holiday at our house. For years we have been haunting up our culde-sac and I hope to continue this here at our new house. Can you say epic spiderweb tunnel? In this issue, we tried to compile a lot of cool haunted, creepy and harvest things for you to do. 2nd, October to me has always been ROCKTOBER. Live music is near and dear to my heart. From my own band to the over 200 different bands and musicians in our community, live music is one of the keys to good living. That is why Chris Ricci and I created the Modesto Area Music Awards way back in 2000. Now 17 years later, some of nominees weren’t born when we started the MAMAs and we will celebrate from the historic State Theatre on Oct 11. Live music is special, it makes a community vibrant, it attracts the creative people that make and do things. See how this all connects? That is why it is so important to eat local, live local, listen local and shop local. Thank you to the fantastic businesses that advertise here in ModestoView, you are helping us keep our mission to be 100% positive, 100% local and 100% interesting each and every day. Let’s make our local economy thrive, our music and culture vibrant and help people make Modesto all it can be. Send me a note about what you like, don’t like and how we can make ModestoView better for you. Thanks for being here. Chris Murphy Publisher and Founder – ModestoView firstname.lastname@example.org
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You think you know someone and then you find out they are zombies! The Moradian family really is a good looking upstanding Modesto family, but they were super good sports when we wanted to have them go full zombie for our October cover, which is one of our fave projects of the year. Micheal J Mangano worked his award winning magic and created this fantasy cover. Mike, Kathy and their kids are all out of this world with the help of our friends at DayDreams and Nightmares on 7th St. (you need to get your Halloween costume there) and the fantastic make up skills of Amberly Ortiz and Amber Marie Tomson. Thank you so much to all of our friends here in Modesto that make it great to live here.
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COMMUNITY What’s New in the Neighborhoods by Maryann Spikes La Loma Neighborhood Develops Native Plant Garden: An idea to transform a blighted area in the La Loma neighborhood has blossomed into a community native garden project. Several La Loma volunteers, led by Rhonda Allen, have already spent many hours preparing the land for use. The native plant garden, located at 1805 Encina Avenue, will include the promotion of water conservation by using drought-tolerant plants, and will increase habitat for pollinators.Many hands will be able to plant and maintain the garden as it grows, including on Love Modesto day (April 8, 2017 – project signups begin this fall). Learn more: www.lalomaneighborhood. org
CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Jim Christiansen Aaron Rowan Kaye Osborn Jennifer Allsup Middagh Goodwin Efren Martinez Mike Vanek Patty Castillo Davis Leia Johnson Dana Johnson Earl Mathews Mary Layton Monica Barber Ken White Brandilyn Brown Brianna Mooney Maryann Spikes
CANA to Raise Funds to Replace Graceada Playground Damaged by Fire:College Area Neighborhood Alliance met September 8 in Enslen Park with MPD’s Lieutenant Rigo DeAlba, the Central Area Commander, regarding the August 22 arson in Graceada Park. Representatives from multiple community sectors were involved to help neighbors keep their parks safe, healthy, and clean. Neighbors learned about police findings regarding Central Area Command and its parks. Bring your supportive appetite to the Divine
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Swine (825 Roseburg) on October 12 from 6 to 9pm, and 15% of your meal will be donated to replace the burned playground equipment. Learn more about CANA events: www.canamodesto.org DelWood Neighorhood Alliance Recycles with United Cerebral Palsy:United Cerebral Palsy’s Ignacio Chavez will discuss the free recycling program through the UCP Program in your neighborhoods on September 26 (6:30-7:30pm) at Trinity United on Carver. If you miss(ed) it, contact Ignacio at email@example.com with your name, address, email, and phone number, and UCP will check if you fit on an existing route and go from there.Representatives from the police department’s Neighborhood Preservation and Code Enforcement units, as well as Northwest Area Command officers, will be present at the meeting to answer your questions, so come prepared. Learn more: www.delwoodna.com Beyer-Sylvan at the Lakes Neighbors Gather to Discuss Safety: In light of recent events that occurred in the Northeast area of town, a Community Meeting was held on August 24 at Modesto Covenant Church to address concerns and answer questions. City Council Members Jenny Kenoyer (District 5) and Douglas Ridenour (District 6) encouraged neighborhood attendance. Kathy Muñoz, Beyer-Sylvan at the Lakes chair, reported the meeting was “very informative. The police chief, detectives and officers shared the message that the recent shooting incidents involved neighbors whose disagreements had escalated to violence. This was not gang related and did not involve drugs. Both shooters have been placed in custody. These crimes were committed in the East Rumble road area.” Another neighbor on Nextdoor. com agreed, “I’m glad to know that the statistics show that all sorts of crimes are down from last year. I was also glad to hear that the PD is actively recruiting and training new officers. Hopefully, they can fill those vacancies soon!” Debra Wright added, “Appreciate the mayor being there.” Email questions to: BeyerSylvanLakesCommunity@gmail.com
Go Salida! Anime Day at the Salida Library
Saturday Oct 15th, 12pm-4pm
Come out for some anime fun! Free, family oriented fun! Bookmark contest, button making and other crafts, and a raffle for various prizes. Pizza and soda provided, and candy sushi! Costumes welcome
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ART Trick or Treat by Jim Christiansen The Trick is writing the column with the usual Art in Modesto event and show information, and getting in some plugs for my birthday month and shows I’ve got going. Café DEVA has a new art hanging system, and my art is first to hang from it, through this month. Other artists are being added as I write the column, and they have new local music cd area on the wall between music icons. My art in the Mistlin Gallery Autumn Art Festival members show, on the same wall as the People’s Choice Award, last to be announced, won by Chelsea America for her water color, “Your Wife Sucks” satiric view of domestic chores like vacuuming. The CCAA Members Show at Mistlin will continue to October 24. A couple of classes to note at Mistlin, are four-week session “Inspiring Women in Art” with Susan Rossman on Saturdays, starting October 8, and Patrick Barr’s “Cartooning for Kids” meeting Wednesday afternoons starting October 26. Patrick has been hosting Art Classes over at Queen Bean recently, and very good with students. Queen Bean was the Site of the Modesto Artist Salon Group Show September 17, pretty well attended by group artists and visitors. They’ll be back again, but their October gig is Harvest Festival in downtown Modesto October 15. It is an all-day event, and while I am a group member, my contribution is one of the canopies. I’m tied up doing my Birthday Open Studio over October 14, 15 and 16, before I’m retirement age on Monday. My hours will be 1 pm to 5 pm, with the garage studio open, dining room gallery, and most of the art up for sale. I have a lot, and this will help me get ready for the April county wide Open Studio. This Open Studio a new version of my annual October adventure, so feel free to come by, talk, view, even possibly pose for art. Merced Art Hop takes place Saturday October 15, about the time I close, so might see you there. Come by Ralston’s Goat for Comedy Show after Art Walk to find the funny and party to cap the week. Art Walk map did add some new stops, and I got to open in September for Doubletree Hotel, with featured music guest Mattea Overstreet. Downtown Tinkertank, Never
Boring Designs, and Tresetti’s also new to the map. www.modestoartwalk.com Chartreuse Muse opened its new Clay Studio September 15. Check out their new show with Don Hall and class schedule. Carnegie Art Center Ends its run October 9 of the Yosemite Renaissance XXX1 show celebrating the Carnegie and National Park Service 100-year anniversary. Show to watch for, the annual Memorial Complementary Therapy Show at Misting Gallery opens October 25. After that, the Home for the Holidays Show November 20, with the emphasis of the scary idea of Buy Art from Local Artists. Which is another reason I’m doing an Open Studio at my house, as I’ve had good luck in that department. So if you like my art, come see me October 14 to 16, at 537 Bodem Street, where I write the monthly Art View Column.
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Harvest Season Beers at The Market at La Comisaria
by Chris Murphy Photos by MJ Mangano
Tresetti’s Do Good Mule
by Christopher Mitchell and Brandilyn Brown
The Market at La Comisaria is THE best small market in town. And they have a craft beer section to put all others to shame. It brings exposure to the market as a whole, because sure as the day a craft beer lover is born, craft beer lovers find craft beer. No matter what brightly colored building it may be hiding in. We discovered the Market, and met with manager Patrick Chinn, so you would have the scoop! These days craft beer seems everywhere. We are truly in a craft beer craze. “Feedback from customers in the store I last worked at was that customers wanted craft beer. Good craft beer. And they also didn’t want to have to go to multiple stores to do all their grocery shopping. We solved that problem. We hope we are everyone’s one-stop grocer, especially as we expand.” says Patrick. “Beer is my passion. I want our beer selection to be exceptional. I hold it to my very high standards as a beer enthusiast.” Oh, it is exceptional! The section of craft beer is worth driving from Turlock or Manteca for. They have local Dust Bowl, quasi-local Mikkeler or ToolBox, and dozens upons dozens of beers from all over the world! We’re not knockin’ BevMo’s selection, we love BevMo, but for a prime example of craft beer, look no further than The Market. Light, dark, doesn’t matter. Ales, pilsners, hoppy IPAs, stouts, sours, you like it, they carry it. Try a new brand. Try a new flavor. They even carry ciders, meads and wines. So stop in, pick out a new drink to try, head to the deli for some delicious bacon wrapped asparagus or chipotle apple sausage (they have plenty of other yummies too), then make one last stop down the condiment isle to grab some Sierra Nevada Porter Mustard. Your taste buds will enjoy it all! MV: What is your favorite beer? PC: My go-to is an IPA. I also love sours, and imperial stouts. Ok, actually I like a lot of beer! I push the envelope
with distributors to get new, fresh, exciting beer here so we can all enjoy it. If you don’t ask, you might not get it! Always ask. The same goes for my customers. You want us to carry a particular brand? Let us know! MV: Why Modesto? PC: Modesto has a conscious unlike any other city I’ve lived in. Everyone wants to make it better. We hoped to spark 7th Street, make this street better. I think we’ve done that. Pour into your community and be the change you want to see. Make the difference yourself. (MV note: If every business adopts a street downtown, Downtown Modesto will be revitalized like we’ve never seen! Let’s do this!) MV: What can we look forward to here at The Market? PC: We are going to start tasting and selling! But while we wait for that, we hope some Modern Times coffee on nitro served via tap will hold you over. It’s good stuff. We also rotate beers often, for freshness and to always have something new. Come in for deals because when we rotate out, we discount the beer. Also, we sell beer by the kegs! We were specifically looking for some harvesty, Halloweeny beverages, and these are our picks for you! The Jolly Pumpkin’s Cucurbitophobia Ale (which means “fear of pumpkins”), which is a barrel aged ale brewed with blood orange zest and juice, black lava salt as well as a rainbow peppercorn blend. If you dislike pumpkin beer (we do!), but still want to try a seasonal blend, this is a good one to try. No pumpkin spice in this beer! The Zombies Take Manhatten Mead by BNektor. It’s apple & cherry honey mead ages in rye whiskey barrels. A dried mead but packed with flavor! (BNektar has some other great seasonal flavors, such as Black Fang and Necromangocon.)
The Market at La Comisaria
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We had so much fun last month with our new
Can You Find it?
It only took 24 hours for the first eagle eye to ID the columns on the Brighter Side as our architectural easter egg. Congratulations to Instagram friend @carriejanae for spotting it. She won a $25 gift certificate to Ralston’s Goat at 10th and J.
For October, we are looking for something a little more colorful submitted by Modesto Architecture Festival founder Bob Barzan. Can you find it? Get your camera and look around Modesto. When you find it, post your pic on Instagram and #modestoview We will be looking for it. Happy Hunting.
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Tresetti’s is the downtown Modesto original. They were
there before the revitalization and they have been there on 11th St, since 1994 making sure we have fantastic food and drink that is world class. Yes friends, that’s why they call it Tresetti’s World Café. So let’s get right to this, they pour fantastic cocktails. I remember sitting with the late Mitch Maisetti drinking French Martini’s after we both returned from New Orleans. Now under the guidance of son Jordan Maisetti, this place is a true Modesto favorite and gets better each day. Tresetti’s has linked up with our friends at DoGood Distillery and they have created a fantastic drink that you need to try ASAP. Put this magazine down now and get going. We stepped up to the bar and Angela Work created this amazing Mule, so good in fact, that it is named the “Good Mule”.
1.5 oz of Modesto’s Do good 3 Mile Rum Fresh cut ginger Muddle limes Modesto’s Cock N bull ginger beer Finished on the rocks in a copper mug
After finishing this tasty treat, we asked Jordan, why Do Good for this drink? He said “We here at Tresetti’s love Do Good Distillery, not only for their varieties of liquors and their excellent flavors but for the fact that they are a local company that tries to use local products, much like us here at Tresetti’s”. Sounds like a great reason for a cocktail to us too. Check it out at:
Tresetti’s World Café
927 11th St Modesto, 95354 209-572-2990 www.tresetti.com
Do Good Distillery
3173 Del Este, Modesto, CA 95354 www.dogooddistillery.com www.facebook.com/dogooddistillery
Tour and tasting 9/24 from 5-7. Tasting room hours are Thursday’s from 4-7 and Saturdays from 2-6.
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PERFORMANCE A Time to Perform in October By Kaye Osborn and ViewCrew Staff
October has arrived and with its arrival there
are many shows to see around our region. So many shows are in rehearsal and ready for enthusiastic audiences. Consider supporting your local high schools. During fall, the high schools produce dramatic offerings. We are so fortunate to live in our county. So much talent and so much is offered. Here is what is happening in our neck of the woods! Gallo Center for the Arts The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Central West Ballet Friday, Oct. 7 and Saturday, Oct. 8- 7 PM Recommended for ages 10 and up! I saw it last year! It is fantastic! The Sleeping Beauty Oct. 9- 2 PM Recommended for children in grades K-5 Dinosaur Zoo Monday, Oct. 17- 6:30 PM The Capitol Steps Wednesday, Oct. 16- 7:30 PM Prospect Theater Project Picnic - October 1 & 2- closing weekend Don’t miss this! I saw it on their opening weekend! Great cast, directing and set! Center Stage Conservatory Gidion’s Knot October 1- 8 PM the last show! Recommended for ages 13 and up. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Stanislaus Union School District presented by students in grades K-8 Sunday, October 24- 11 AM and 2 PM Prescott Junior High School
LightBox Theatre Company is starting its second season with “The Super Cilantro Girl,” a world premiere production based on the works of U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera. “The Super Cilantro Girl” is an original script written by Dr. Arnold Anthony Schmidt, a professor of English at Stanislaus State. The Loft Theater at Carnegie Arts Center 250 N. Broadway, Turlock Oct. 14 & 21 at 7 p.m. Oct. 15 & 22 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Oct. 16 & 23 1 at 2 p.m. Oct. 19 at 2 p.m. Ticket Prices: $12 Gen, $10 C.A.C. Members $8 Youth/Students with ID Website: LightBoxForYouth.org Modesto High See the critically acclaimed “Rumors” by Neil Simon on the big stage at Mo-High Shows are on Oct 6 & 8 at 7:30 and Tix are $5 for students and $8 for general. Modesto High Auditorium Davis High Enjoy the 1950’s version of the 12th Night featuring Grammy-winning performers playing Mambo selections. This will be a FREE show presented in the Davis High Activity Court. Shows October 14 & 15 at 7 pm
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Mmmm is for Minnie’s! by Dana Johnson Restaurants, no matter what city seem to come and go, but Minnie’s on Mc Henry in Modesto has been in business since 1954 according to owner, Stuart Mah! That is an astounding 62 years! According to Modesto View’s very own Chris Murphy it is the oldest continuingoperating restaurant in Modesto in the same location. Stuart told me Minnie’s actually was the very first house built on McHenry and it was originally on the corner. I love that Minnie’s was renovated into a restaurant, full bar, with a huge patio and a second bar! There is also a banquet room if you wanted to host a party. In one of the dining rooms is the original fireplace and mantle that adds more character and charm to this tiki-themed establishment! Now that you are inclined to come to Minnie’s to feel the history and the nostalgia, be sure to bring your appetite with you. The menu may leave you with some difficult decisions to make if you are like me, you’ll want to try it all! The late morning trip to Minnie’s started out with a “Jerk!” and Chris Murphy! LOL, no, no, no Chris is no jerk, but he was there to share my experience! The “Jerk” is Minnie’s signature slushy 21 & over only cocktail named by Pete Mah! Long time server there, Susana told me it is a secret recipe & they have great Mai Tai’s, too! Chris told me it is no secret that the straw is filled with 151 proof rum and warned me “Do not stir your Jerk!” The 1st sip was a mighty one! We sat down; no we didn’t fall down from the
“jerk”, to a wonderful array of Minnie’s best. I was told the potstickers are legendary! Bartender at Minnie’s for a congratulatory 25 years is Diane! She was excited to tell me why the potstickers are her fave; they grind their own pork, season it & each of these Chinese dumplings are made by hand in a crescent shape, next pan-fried brown on one side and sautéed in broth on the other! On the table is soy sauce, mild & spicy rice vinegar for dipping is the best way according to long-time server Susana, her fave, too! Go figure it is Chris & my fave, too! Soooo off the hook Dana~licious! Stuart said it is one of his fave’s but he also loves the handmade burger and the steak sandwich! I will try that next time; no doubt this carnivore is on it! The fried rice and the chow mein were fresh and quite tasty, too! You won’t find the divine orange
chicken we also sampled in the table menu, but it is on the daily special menu! *On Monday it is bar only, the kitchen is closed! Chris & I both enjoyed all the food, I enjoyed that Chris had to get to a Modesto Rotary meeting and he didn’t have time to eat more, so the leftovers all went home with me (sorry to Becky, Chris’s ever sweet wife!)! Minnie’s menu also boasts both Cantonese and Mandarin dishes, as well as children’s and American dinners! If you are a seafood lover, again you are at the right place! Fall is here and yes, you will find soups on the menu, too! It’s almost impossible to save tummy room for dessert, but can you really pass up banana fritters and coconut ice cream? Exactly!!! Modesto View signature question; Beatles or Stones? I asked Sherry, the night bartender and night manager, she reluctantly said Beatles, but admitted she was really tired as it was close to closing!!! I’m sure if I asked her in the AM she’d be like, “Stones, of course!” Minnie’s
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By Chris Murphy
Good sound makes a band. This is not only an engineering skill, it is an art, and we are so very lucky to have some really talented people in our community that are doing seriously professional sound. Modesto Sound is a local treasure and has now recorded over 800 teen musicians, worked with 182 youth interns to learn job skills, and held hundreds of community radio shows and concerts. This is a professional and affordable way to make and produce music. Please join fellow music fans for this amazing fundraiser at the Portal. Mark Oesau, once an intern at Modesto Sound, now has his own sound company and continues to give back to teens who once like himself wanted to learn more about audio technology. His reggae band A’ La Lune will be performing at this year’s event. He also works
with Leonard Bowlin and they did an amazing job doing sound for Grandaddy’s first show in four years in Modesto a few months ago. This is so very cool as longtime Grandaddy producer Lucky Lew is one of the advisors at Modesto Sounds. Professional training for professional careers. Another performer will be Tristan Gianelli who attended several of Modesto Sound’s music camps. Joseph Rkyert’s opera trio, who just won The Grand Prize at the Valley’s Talent Project, recorded at the studio
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Out of This World Benefit for Modesto Sound
s.f. comedy competition - adult content 10/1 sat 7 pm & 9:30 pm gloria trevi 10/1 sat
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the hit men: time travel tour 10/7 fri 8 pm California Theatre Company presents the sleeping beauty 10/9 sun 2 pm twyla tharp: 50th anniversary tour 10/11 tue 7 pm erth’s dinosaur zoo live! 10/17 mon 6:30 pm b-the underwater bubble show 10/20 thu 7 pm sponsored by Prime Shine Car Wash
while in high school, and they will perform too. Good sound makes a show great, and you all know how much people complain when the sound is bad right? So let’s invest and support these new sound engineers at the benefit show. Learn more at www.modestosound.org October 15th 5pm The Portal 1324 Coldwell Avenue $25 adults, $10 students includes dinner Benefits youth scholarships to music camp and audio job training Contact: 573-0533 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Tastes of the Valley
Thursday, October 6th, 6 p.m.-9 p.m Stanislaus County Fairgrounds
Food provided by Hilmar Cheese, as well as a variety of other food vendors and restaurants. The event will also include 20 wineries, as well as an assortment of craft breweries that will provide tasting. Tickets to the event are being sold for $50 each; with the proceeds benefiting the Agricultural Studies Program at Stanislaus State and the Stanislaus County Friends of the Fair Foundation. Tickets to the event can be purchased online at www. stancofair.com or at the Fairgrounds office.
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jethro tull written & performed by ian anderson 10/21 fri 7:30 pm hot club faux gitane special guest: Francesca Bavaro 10/21 fri 8 pm ben folds 10/22 sat
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MAMA is HERE! This is the 17th Year of the MAMA Awards. This is so very exciting. We have been celebrating live music and the local music scene and this year you can learn about some incredible musicians, singers, songwriters and so much more. Friends, this is an amazing event where all genres of music are all in the same place all celebrating one thing – Live Music. In 2000, Chris Ricci and I decided that we want to help show the community how important live music for our area, get people out to the shows, support the artists and encourage people to buy local music. We have celebrate many amazing moments, honoring the founder of Rockabilly, Modesto’s own music Don Maddox of the Maddox Brothers and Rose, the late
by Chris Murphy Chester Smith and Ernie Bucio, Kent Whitt and the Downbeats, Modesto’s first rock band, and other people that have made a permanent positive impact on our music community. This year, we are celebrating one of the hardest working bands for the last 40 years, Silvermoon. Live music makes a city vibrant, exciting and makes it a place where people want to live and work. The MAMAs are more than just an award show, they are a night where we all work together to build our live music system, encourage the support of our city and county and make a statement that Modesto USA is a creative musical city.
Please take time to vote, please check out the local bands, please go to places that host live music and we want you to be a friend of live music. The MAMAs will be presented at the fabulous historic State Theatre on October 11. This is a free event for the invited nominees and is presented by Chris Murphy, Chris Ricci and the State Theatre. The MAMAs will be livecast on ModestoView at www.modestoview.com by Carlos Rodriguez of Central Valley Reports. Here is a list of all categories that will be honored at the MAMAs. Vote now!
Best Pop Rock Best Unplugged / Acoustic Best Metal Rock Best Jazz & Blues Best Americana Best Rock Best Latin Best Punk Best Reggae Best Urban Best Blue Collar Best Rockabilly Best Youth Band Best Alternative Best Comedy Best Café/Restaurant w Live Music Best Venue Best Large Event Best Small Event Best DJ Best Music Promoter
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UNPLUGGED Rock, Block, And One Smoking Carroll I saw an incredible documentary not long ago called ‘The Music Of Strangers.’ It chronicles the formation and evolution of the Silk Road Ensemble, a collective of virtuoso musicians from across the planet who banded together to promote cross-cultural creative collaboration. The project was founded by world-renowned cellist Yo Yo Ma almost 20 years ago, and has more than twenty regular members and over three times that many collaborators. The film follows the lives and struggles of five ensemble members, both on tour with the band and back in their home countries. It also highlights some wonderful but less widely known instruments played by certain members, such as the gaita (Galician bagpipes), pipa (Chinese lute), and kamancheh (Iranian fiddle.) It’s a musing on culture, philosophy and politics, and how they all interweave with music. One of the best cinematic experiences I’ve had all year. Imagine my surprise when I recognized one of the ensemble members’ names. Hardly a week before seeing the film, I had arranged for the providing of sound tech for a concert happening this month, which happens to feature none
by Aaron Rowan other than Silk Road cellist Mike Block. Yo-Yo Ma has called this multi-style cellist, composer, and educator “the ideal musician of the twentyfirst century.” He’ll be performing in a duo with Hanneke Cassel, a Scottish fiddle champion and one of the many Silk Road collaborators. Hanneke fuses influences from the Isle of Skye and Cape Breton Island with musical innovations from the hip Boston bluegrass/ Americana scene to create a uniquely American approach to Scottish music. The concert is a fundraiser for Patterson city councilman Dominic Farinha, and darned if I’m not going to move in with my good friend who lives there so I can give him my vote. It’s being held at the Hammon Senior Center in Patterson, on Wednesday 10/19 at 7 PM. Tickets are $35, and include wine and hors d’oeuvres. Tickets only available in advance – visit www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2579976. For more info, call 209-892-8147 or email Dominic4Council@ yahoo.com. Saturday 10/8, Music At The GMC hosts an evening with cowboy poet Kerry Grombacher
and folk singer/songwriter Leah Shoshanah. Kerry writes contemporary western songs set in the landscape that he’s worked and traveled in, from his home in New Orleans, to the desert Southwest, to the Northwest forests. His lyricism takes us on journeys to places we’ve never visited before. Leah’s original music is influenced by rock, folk, samba and jazz, taking on a life of its own and inspiring audiences to sit spellbound as well as laugh, cry, sing and dance. 7:30 PM at the Gottschalk Music Center recital hall, 1502 E St. $15 general/free for kids 12 and younger. Seating is very limited, so call 209-543-5306 to secure a spot. Sunday 10/16, the Modesto Community Concert Association presents Gregg Young & The 2nd Street Band, one of the L.A. music scene’s most in-demand groups, fusing rock, disco
& jazz. Gregg has performed alongside Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Steve Miller, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Linda Ronstadt and many others. The Second Street Band is a pool of approximately 40 world-class musicians and vocalists. 3 PM at the Gallo Center. More info at www. modestocca.org. October 30, Sunday Afternoons At CBS welcomes guitar phenomenon Clive Carroll, whose versatility and unparalleled technical virtuosity have rendered him one of today’s most admired and respected guitarists. Clive plays everything from 16th & 17th century lute music to jazz standards, blues, Irish reels and his own groundbreaking compositions. Concert starts at 3 PM at Congregation Beth Shalom, 1705 Sherwood Ave. $25 general, $20 students/seniors, $10 for children. More info at www.sundaysatcbs.com
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SCARY ROCTOBER! by Chris Murphy
Modesto is special because of the many innovative and creative people in our community. There are those that do and those that talk about doing and ModestoView loves the people that DO things, make things happen, and create things. Since this is October and we love Halloween, we are going to celebrate this month as much as we can and since this is ROCKtober as well, we will be celebrating the music in our community at the MAMA Awards and also with the California Women’s Music Festival. We would like you to meet two amazing people that make this season special, Dana Walters of DayDreams and Nightmares and Victoria Boyington, of the California Women’s Music Festival. Daydreams and Nightmares on 7th St is mission control for every dress up event and is the epicenter of all things paranormal in our community. We can always count on them to support our crazy cover and theme ideas and they can make any event you can think of special. Plus they give back to our community with the Every 15 Minutes program and so much more. Plus, DayDreams is located where a crematorium used to be. Let’s meet Dana. ModestoView: What excites you most about this time of the year? Dana Walters: This time of year I get excited watching the people of Modesto come into my shop excited about the parties they are having & how they want to look the best at their parties with costumes & make-up. MV: You participate in the supernatural all year long, what are some of the things that give you chills in the night? DW: Hearing footsteps behind you & no one is there. I sneezed one time at the shop & someone said “bless you” ! I was alone at the time. When I first bought the building (funeral home) I was there by myself & felt like someone was in the shop with me , so I took out my camera took two pictures 1st pic looked normal , the second one had a weird light showing & you can see a man standing in the doorway! That scared me & I left quickly. MV: What are some of the craziest costumes you have done for people? DW: One of the craziest costumes we did was for Anderson’s towing company! They came to us & wanted a tow truck costume! We made it for them! It matched their trucks they use everyday! We also made a toothbrush for a local dentist.
Dana Walters (l) and Milan Motroni
MV: Since you are located in a former crematorium, does that make this kind of work extra special? DW: I feel being in an old funeral & crematorium adds to my shop, there is history & stories here. Just like with each & every costume we have. For example I have some of my mother’s old 1950’s authentic clothing. In perfect shape & ready for rentals. My mother used to always sing on the radio with her father & brother who went on to play at the Grand Ole Opry. MV: What is something you want everyone to know about you and DayDreams and Nightmares? DW: Not only are we a costume & make up store but we do far more through out the year. We work with the police dept. helping doing mock shooting drills. We also do the make up at a lot of the high schools for the Every 15 Minutes program. So when we are helping a customer we can tell you by experience what works & what doesn’t! We don’t just sell the products, we use and create them. We are also active in Stanislaus county foster care program. We volunteer doing make up for the county Foster kids at the annual backpack parties. We use costumes & come to the annual Christmas Parties & the community donates at our shop during Christmas for the kids with no permanent homes! We donate to helping Enoch’s High School Forensics & Bio Tech Classes, by doing zombie lab mishaps for educating kids of Stanislaus County. Daydreams and Nightmares Day Dreams and Nightmares 1219 N 7th St. 209-575-0023
5 question with Victoria Boyington I was raised in a family of women and my wife Rebecca is a champion of raising strong girls and we celebrate their accomplishments and their possibilities. It is in this vein that we celebrate the amazing women in music and want to encourage people in our community to support the California Women’s Music Festival and Workshops on October 22 at the Gallo Center. We caught up with event chairperson Victoria Boyington; who not only is the chair, she is a mother if eight, is in multiple bands and is a teacher; for some additional insight on this event. ModestoView: Why a women’s music festival? Victoria Boyington: This event is all about supporting women in music and all areas the music industry. California Women’s Music Festival gives women in this area a chance to gain skills necessary to host a larger scale event. This year we have reached out to Central Valley High School and UOP music, photography and film students expanding the opportunities for mentoring young women. Central Valley High School’s Kari Copley will be bringing in young women interested in film and photography giving our youth a chance to utilize their skills in a live setting. This event is all about creating opportunities for women. MV: What do can people expect from this event? VB: People can expect an excellent show with amazing women in music. We have Grammy Award Winning Songwriter Paula Cole, Blues Guitarist Samantha Fish, Dilana from RockStar Supernova, an all female Zeppelin band and an amazing bluegrass touring band, Urban Pio-
neers, not to mention all the talented daytime performers coming to us from Los Angeles, Napa, Tennessee, and from The Central Valley. Music lovers will enjoy a variety of female headliners at a time when large festivals are not billing women as headliners. We also have presentations by Without Permission, a local anti-human trafficking organization and Alana Scott of WELL to help build awareness about women’s issues. Expect a day filled with great music and education. MV: Is there an age where it is toll late to get involved? VB: There is no age limit. This year we go back to our roots and encourage women of all ages to come support women in music, business, education and the fine arts. Our organization is dedicated to helping women across the life span. This is an event where you can bring your daughters, mothers, brothers, and the whole family to enjoy women musicians. MV: What can you learn? VB: You will learn about the anti-trafficking organization Without Permission and their efforts to help free women from trafficking in our community. I think people would be amazed at what is going on throughout the central valley. It’s a national problem that begins with education at the micro level, which starts here at home. We will also have information about Sacramento Girls Rock Camp and Soundgirls. org. MV: What are you most excited about for the California Women’s Music Festival? VB: I am excited about the venue and the outstanding job they have done so far. We are lucky to have such a beautiful venue in town. We are also excited about all of the exceptionally talented women coming to Modesto this fall. This year’s festival is going to be amazing. I hope people take advantage of the opportunity our town has to host such a landmark festival. This is California Women’s Music Festival and it is happening here.
California Women’s Music Festival – Gallo Center – Oct 22 http://cwmusicfest.com/ Featuring Paula Cole, Samantha Fish, Dilana, Zepperella, Big Earl, & Urban Pioneer
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COUNTRY Cottonwood Creek – Hometown Nashville Sound By D.J. Walker – Kat Country 103 Country music’s roots stem from Nashville to Modesto and back again. From the 1940’s Rockabilly sound of Maddox Brothers and Rose to today’s local aspiring artists, it’s encouraging to see these two cities harmonizing with Country Music. A local duo, Cottonwood Creek, has had a big year. Maggie Watkins and Scott Little have spent many hours blending their unique sound on the local music scene. Their shows have a mix of guitars, harmonica, drums and percussion and a Barn-Burning energy that exhilarates the crowd. Their music has also caught the ears of Nashville. “It’s been a whirlwind!, says Scott. Since winning the Modesto Area Music Awards (MAMA) in 2014, they’ve ventured to Nashville to write songs with the band members of country music legend Mark
lead with Chesnutt. They returned music that again to Music City to musicians, record a 9 song album. singer-song“It was 9 songs, in 3 days. writers, and Almost 24 hours in the studio.” Explains Scott. fans can all “The most vital instrument may have been the appreciate.” coffee maker!”, says Maggie. They have also entered a National Music Although not nominated this year, voting contest Nash Next sponsored by Kat Country for the awards that gave them their start, the 103. Through the first three rounds, they’ve MAMA awards, is underway. The winners will garnered the highest scores locally and are hopbe announced on October 11th and streamed ing to go through to the National Level. The live on ModestoView.com! grand prize is a recording contract with a major The real winners however, are we who get to Nashville record label listen to Cottonwood Creek. Their distinctive Keep an eye - and an ear - on Cottonwood sound is both classic & contemporary. It’s the Creek as they continue to follow the music catchy hook and melody of Nashville’s from Modesto to Nashville and back. current attitude, fused with the traditional sound of fiddle and pedal steel. “Our style is like a blend of Kacey Musgraves meets Lady Antebellum.” Says Maggie. “A new twist on classic country.” Says Scott. “Chris Stapleton for example, has been breaking new ground and we feel like we can follow his
METAL by Eve Oberlander This is a transitional month for Metal View. Long time MetalView writer Mike Vanek has moved to Tennessee. We would like to welcome Eve Oberlander to the ModestoViewCrew. Her first full article will be available online at www.modestoview.com Here is an excerpt of her column and we are looking for many more MetalViews. Raised here in Central Cali, I’m proud to call Modesto home and the place where I was introduced to local metal. Being a part of local metal is a huge chunk of my life. I am a fan and supporter. I have a blast with the bands, the friends that go along with it and the entertainment it brings to our local and surrounding venues. I enjoy every minute of it. Knowing each band personally I got to talking and found out some things that we should all look for real soon. Modesto’s most hated Nothing But Losers is playing the Whiskey A Go Go in L.A on October 30th with Dope, Flaw and Motogrator. NBL’s also opening up for horror rock legends Haunted Garage on October 14th at On The Y in Sacramento. Stay tuned for a Metal Halloween. Guitar riffs and horrors collide right here in downtown
It’s scrumdidlyumptious and only $3 admission Sat. Oct. 1 at 4 p.m.
Pride in the Park Morning After Brunch & Movie Brunch catered by Urbano California Bistro Full bar, drag queens and screening of The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of The Desert (R~1994) Sun. Oct. 2 at 11:30 a.m. Admission $20
Modesto Film Society presents
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (1925) With live accompaniment by organist Kyle Barker Sun. Oct. 16 at 2 p.m.
Guillermo del Toro’s spellbinding fable Sat. Oct. 29 at 7 p.m.
Modesto this month. Modesto’s largest Halloween party, The Summoning, will be held downtown on October 29th. There are not only one but two heavy metal stages this year. With The Summoning’s CarnEvil Stage featuring: Eroszion, Ashes of Death, Bavmorda, Hang the Kode, Mind of a Machine, Scorptrio, Stigmurder, Suburban Paranoia and Sworn to the Black , be prepared to have your faces melted off. The Hellraiser Stage will bring you Metal and Rock bands from Sacramento to Fresno and everywhere in between. Wear a costume and enter to win 2,000 dollars in cash prizes. A lot of us MetalHeads love Halloween and The Summoning, we get to express ourselves thru the spooky and unique, the freaks and geeks, our morbid curiosities, the obscured, and most of all our dark love for Heavy Metal. For tickets contact any of the bands listed. Have a happy Halloween and hope to see you at The Summoning.
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Davis High Class of 66!
50th Class Reunion
We know there are a lot of reunions each year, but a 50th is a big deal. Davis Grads will be celebrating a Spartan Green and Golden Anniversary. Join in on the fun as they “Reel in the Years” on Oct 8 at Shangri-La at 6pm & “Continue the Conversation” at 9 am at Friendly Village. Here are the details and make sure to sign up. Contact: Sandy (Cummins) Gant –
COMING IN NOVEMBER ELECTION NIGHT WATCH PARTY Free community event Tues. Nov. 8 at 6 p.m. INTERNET CAT VIDEO FESTIVAL 65 minutes of hilarity, adoptions, spay & neuter information, face painting and kitty couture fashions Sat. Nov. 12 at 5 p.m.
Box Office 12-3pm M-F (209) 527-4697 • www.thestate.org
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Haunts, Zombies and Fun
We love this spooky season! Halloween is a national holiday at our house. From spiderwebs, to ghastly and ghoulish sounds and creepy crawlies and the heebie jeebies, this time of year is just the best. First, fall is here and the weather is getting crisp and you can hear the breezes in the trees. For those of you that think that Pumpkin Spice or Butter Nut squash is a great thing, this is your time. From Harvest festivals, haunted houses and ending the month with Dio de los Muertos, there is something for everyone. We really hope to see you out and these events and that you fully enjoy living and visiting the greater Modesto area. We have collected some really interesting things to do. As we learn about more, please check www.modestoview.com for the latest updates. If you have an event and we don’t have it listed, please send us the scoop at email@example.com by Chris Murphy
Spookadar Spooky Store and Escape 1220 6th St. 209-425-7356 www. spookadar.com The Escape Modesto 912 11th St. Modesto 209-324-5190
900 Palm Drive, Ione CA 7:00pm 11:00pm October 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29 Tix are $20 http://prestoncastlehaunt.com/ This is the creepiest of them all, as this place is seriously legit. From former boys work camp to legendary haunted site, this is a must-do pilgrimage for the serious supernatural seekers. The Preston Castle, located in Ione, will host a series of scare tours on select weekends throughout October. On Halloween night, come in costume for the Halloween Costume Ball – complete with music, a no host bar, food and frights! Creepy experiences are all around you. Did you know there is a Spooky Store in downtown Modesto? 6th & 7th St are becoming the epicenter or otherworld activity. DayDreams and Nightmares is the home base of all haunted happenings with costumes and makeup for everyone. Housed in a former morgue, you will feel the otherworld when you walk in. Right behind DayDreams on 6th St is the Spooky Store, where there is a haunted Ghost Hunt escape room and you can even experience your own funeral and be “buried”. 11th St is the next place for you to plan your escape at Escape Modesto. There are three different escape experiences for you and your group to choose from, CSI:Modesto, King Tuts Tomb and Prison Break. Think you can make it out? Go check out these Modesto mystery spots when you start your haunted October . Day Dreams and Nightmares 1219 N 7th St. 209-575-0023 https:// www.facebook.com/daydreamsNightmaresCostumes/
Wanna see something really scary? Welcome to the crate. Deathworkz Haunted House has a tradition of being one of the most intense haunted houses around in the spirit of the old Creature Features. This year the theme revolves around a haunted crate. St Charles Place - Opening night Oct 28 7 pm to midnight 5:30 Kiddie Hour @ deathworkz Hours vary by day, please check www. deathworkz.com as the event gets close.
Parties and Festivals The Summoning
This is the big scary party of the year in downtown Modesto and 11th St is turned into a giant haunted hall. The Summoning Halloween Party is back in Downtown Modesto with dozens of your favorite local bands, special haunted bars, multiple dance floors, 20 party rooms, lots of cocktails and even features a Zombie Prom Stage. You can win $2000 in amazing costume contest prizes. Saturday, October 29th, 2016 at 6PM. Tix are $10. http://halloweenmodesto.com/
Halloween Fright Show with the Wrong Doers
Meet Dr. Frankenstein!
Enter the mad scientist’s lab at Higbee Horror Haunt, where Dr. Frankenstein himself will escort you through. He can’t wait to show you his latest experiment. He says he has finally found a way to bring the dead back to life. The townspeople have said he has gone crazy and he has been caught grave digging. Maybe he has gone crazy and is ready to turn his experiment onto the world, but first...... he will turn it onto you. Higbee 2926 Veneman Dr www http://higbeehorrorhaunt.com/ @higbeehorrorhaunt
Monsters In Modesto!
This creepy crawly event can be found in the parking lot of Vintage Faire Mall so you can quickly get in your car after you make it out of the haunted house. There are a couple of cool theme zones like the Psychotic Circus and the Zombie Hurricane and there is a lighter scare version for the faint of heart. Tix are $8 for the low scare version, $12 for full scare and $21 for the VIP entry version www.monstersinmodesto.com/
Rock out to the Wrong Doers and show up in your best Halloween costume. $20 gets you in. Includes a free pint glass and beer until it’s gone! Fundraiser for Prospect Theater and Center for Human Services. Do Good Distillery is a sponsor and will be pouring special cocktails! Saturday, October 29 - 8pm - 2am Prospect Theater, 1214 K. St. Modesto
Halloween Ritual at the Portal
October 29 This will be a rockin Rockabilly zombie party featuring Year Zero (tribute to Ghost) Before 20 (20 yrr anniversary) & Midnight Sun. Costume party and music, food and drink and the proceeds go to Hope Haven West Charity. Doors at 7, music starts at 8
Zombie Zydeco Dance Party
Saturday, October 29th 7pm Ever curious about the Ghosts at the Tower Club?… Or better known as the Eagles Hall, 126 Camellia Way, Modesto. Notorious 1930’s speakeasy on the east edge of town, come out and dance to The BluesBox Bayou Band for a special night amongst the ghosts of that bygone Prohibition era. Prizes for best costumes, and a zydeco beat you can’t sit still to. $10 tix, doors open 7PM till 11pm
Family Friendly Events
Bring the kids out for a spooky walk through the Boys & Girls Club’s Haunted Museum at the McHenry Museum. Doors open at 5:00pm and the last tour runs at 8:00pm. Cost is $5.00 and children under five are free. For tickets and information, please call (209) 222-5826. http://bgcstanislaus.org/ Weird Science! October 21 Test tubes, bubbly gasses and steam and smoke! Don’t miss this Halloween Chemistry Show MJC Great Valley Center presented by Dr. Al Chemist and the Mischiefs. Learn, watch, experiment and enjoy the museum. Find your inner Dr. Frankenstein MJC West Campus Sierra Hall 132 7:00-8:30pm $8 and $10 (includes museum admittance after show until 10pm)
Downtown Modesto Harvest Festival
This event is dedicated to family fun in the heart of downtown Modesto in 10th St Plaza. There will be a pumpkin patch, crafty kids events, instrument petting zoo, food, face painting, Kettle corn, pumpkin pie and since this is Modesto USA, a classic car show! This is a free family event from 10 am – 4 pm
This is the biggest of the events in our area. Located in Lathrop, adjacent to I5, there is something for all ages that love Halloween and the harvest season. There are the famous pumpkin blasters,
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zip lines, giant pumpkin ball races, and the Dell’Osso train. The big feature is the huge pumpkin maze that is fun for the whole family. Admission starts at $13.75 - $17.95 early bird $10 before 2pm M-F You will have a blast. 10 am – 10 pm (last entry is 8 pm) http:// pumpkinmaze. com/ There are also big Pumpkin mazes at Fantozzi Farms in Patterson, RAM Farms in Turlock and a big new expanded Corn Maze featuring Golden State Warriors design at Oakdale & Claribel. Check www.modestoview. com for more info
Celtic Hallows Mania!
The Original 8th Annual All Hallows Fantasy Faire returns to the Mother Lode Fairgrounds in Sonora, California This year’s theme is a celebration of Ancient New Year Traditions of the Celts and Vikings. The event will bring historical cultures alive with costume characters and non-stop entertainment, food, drink, fun and music from the famous Black Irish Band, Tragically White, and The Vintage Vandals. Oct. 22 & 23 Presale tix start at $12 Tix in Modesto at Barkers Music http://www.allhallowsfaire.com/
Frightening Fitness Halloween Fun Run
Make sure you are in shape so you can run away from stray zombies. You can dress like a pumpkin or groovy ghoulie and enjoy this fun holiday run. There will be pumpkin drawings and other great prizes! Run is presented by the Shadow Chase Running Club. East La Loma Park 2001 Edgebrook Drive October 29 - 8:30am Donate $10.00 and run a 5K or 10K Awards will be given. Proceeds benefit teens training for the Modesto Marathon & Teens Run Modesto program.
Did you know?
There is a haunted loom at the McHenry Museum? Yes it’s true. It mysteriously keeps “looming” more bits by itself. You need to check it out.
Is there anyone out there? Are there people like you? Halloween Comic Fest
Saturday October 29th, 10am-4pm Bonanza Books and Comics, 2308 McHenry Avenue Free event for the whole family! Free comics all day! Star wars characters featuring: Darth Vader, Jedis, Sith, Storm Troopers, Clone Troopers, Leia, Kyle Ren. Marvel super heroes featuring: Captain America, Iron Man, Hawkeye, Thor, Wolverine. DC super characters featuring: Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Arrow, Harley Quinn, The Joker. Special guest: Sonic the Hedgehog. Comic artists appear from 10:00am to 2:00pm, Ethen Beavers (Batman, Superman, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Samurai Jack), Patrick Barr (Carla Calavaris), Jeremiah Perkins (graphic artist), Adam Harris (The Block Comic), Lisa Deleon (graphic artist), and David Davidson (comic artist).
First Annual Spook-tacular Party!
Saturday Oct 29th 11am-3pm, Westurf Nursery, Modesto FREE EVENT! Come dressed up, or bring your kids and fur-babies dress up and receive a special goody for anyone in costume! We will also have fun picture cutouts for photo-ops throughout the nursery! All activities throughout the day are compliments of Westurf Nursery, however, donations of cat and dog food for Wags and Whiskers Rescues are appreciated, but not required! Plus anyone who shows up in costume will receive a special goody bag! 11:00 am-12:30 pm Face Painting 12:30 -1:00 pm Pet and Costume Parade through the Nursery 1:00 - 2:00 pm Cookie Decorating
Do you want to explore the paranormal, the abnormal, and what is out there in the great beyond? There are other people like you can you should connect with them before it is too late. One of the most haunted places in town is DayDreams and Nightmares on 7th St, and Amberly Ortiz and Kate Serpa have been seeking the otherworldly there and have some amazing discoveries. Learn more about them at www.facebook.com/echo1paranormal See one of their spooky encounters at Daydreams & Nightmares https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJkgCXDmfLE Chillseekers are another local group. They have some amazing tales and research here and around the region. http://chillseekers.com Here is a special feature about Daydreams and Nightmares http://chillseekers.com/2016/08/paranormal-predictions/
Dia De Los Muertos - October 29 What a way to end the month! This is a special day, filled with tradition, life, marigolds, and the most beautiful processions and Ofrendas/alters to celebrate the Day of the Dead. 10:00 Am – Brenden theatre free Movie “Book of life” 11:00 Am – Booths open to the community 12:00 opening ceremony to welcome everyone Children’s activities – Tenth Street (between “I” and “j” streets) 11:00 am to 4:00 pm Face painting, games, sidewalk chalk drawing & More 4:30 - 5:00 pm – Children’s Catrin & Catrina pageant -
Boys & Girls Club of Stanislaus County Haunted Museum
Bring the kids out for a spooky walk through the Boys & Girls Club’s Haunted Museum at the McHenry Museum. The Haunted Museum opens October 21-22 & October 27-29! General admission to the Haunted Museum is $5, and it’s free for children ages 5 and younger. Doors open at 5:00pm and the last tour runs at 8:00pm. Cost is $5.00 and children under five are free. For tickets and information, please call (209) 222-5826.http://bgcstanislaus.org/ Buy tix online: http:/www. hauntedhousemodesto.com/
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Tenth street plaza 5:30 Pm – Dia de los Muertos procession Starting point St. Stanislaus Church 7th & J Steets Ending at Plaza de Los Muertos (Tenth Street Plaza) 7:00 – 10:00 pm - Fun for all the Adults - DJ Equis for your dancing pleasure Adult Catrin & Catrina pageant Dancing, giveaways, games & much more !
FFA FFA Is Much More by Josephine Henderson When most people think of FFA, they think
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of cows and plows, corn and tractors. But FFA is much more than that. When I think of FFA, I think of helping others, reaching out to my community, and helping the world become a better place, one helping hand at a time. At Central Catholic High School, FFA has become one of the most popular organizations offered. Although we do love showing at the fair and talking about the latest ag fad, we also value the importance of community outreach. One volunteer service the president of our FFA officer team, David Philips, just started is his LTS, or Living to Serve. David’s plan is centered on the idea of increasing access to education in our area. He calls it “Connections and Classroom Success.” He tries to reach out to students in the Modesto area, going to a different school every month. His most recent project included going to St. Stanislaus school and teaching kindergarteners and third graders about pigs! Another way Central Catholic FFA helps out in the community is through our monthly com-
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MAMA MAMA Time by Middagh Goodwin
Voting ends on October 9th at midnight! Winners will be announced on the 11th at the “Black Tie” Awards show at the State Theatre. Don’t let your support for all your favorite bands and venues end there. Keep going out & supporting local businesses that allow live entertainment, buy the bands T-Shirts and CD’s, and most importantly bring your friends out to see and support. Grow the audience at each and every event in Modesto. The end goal of the MAMAs is not to just have a party and give out trophies. It is to help create an active and vibrant music and arts community. We are working on expanding our efforts to do more all year round but we need the performer’s help to do this. You have the fun job, just keep performing and sharing the good times. Make sure you share them with us so we can help spread the word! Invite the MAMA
board to your facebook events and send your gigs to firstname.lastname@example.org. What can you do to help beyond just going to a show? Are you a writer or photographer? You can write a review of a band, event or venue, or take pictures of a show and submit them to the ModestoView. Who knows; in time you might become a regular writer for the View. We have lost the midsize venues (FatCat, Heros) over the last few years and as an arts community, we have felt that loss. On the flip side, we are seeing more smaller businesses becoming more open to live entertainment and we want to see more of that. If you own a Bar, Resturant or Cafe please consider bringing in live music, comedy, and displaying local artist. It does not only enrich our lives it enriches the community. Let us all create and build a better more vibrant arts scene and give a reason to keep the next generation here in Modesto, and an incentive for others to move and build here. Let us make Modesto rule!
FALLing into Music by Patty Castillo Davis
Autumn is the crowning glory of the year and the prelude to all things ghoulish and sacred at the same time. With mostly cooperative weather and limitless choices, you can partake in every type of event where music is the focus. I would be remiss if I did not mention the MAMAs. On October 11 at the historic State Theater, nominees from across the 209 in multi-genres of music will be recognized. If you did not nominate your favorites or vote, please-no dissent. Keep playing your heart out and booking those shows. Create a strong, unrelenting online presence, be high profile. Put forth the best product you can and when the summons comes around, “Who do you think should be nominated for a MAMA?”, speak your mind during this time. Later is too late. Please read my previous piece online about the 2016 Unplugged/Songwriter nominees and visit pattycastillodavis.com for my picks in each category.
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Little Johnny & The Sleepwalkers are a psychobilly based band that takes three to tango with. Veiling from by Jennifer Allsup Merced, these boys It’s MAMA time again. Yes, Modesto Area Muplay it hard and fast. sic Awards happens on Oct 11th at the historic The California 99er’s State Theatre in downtown Modesto This is Even though Oakdale the place where you as a community member is the Cowboy Capital, can support our local talents and venues, we so The California 99er’s enjoy paying tribute to. Since Modesto is the have that country feel birthplace of Rockabilly, this is a category that with contemporary we should all be celebrating as we keep this rockabilly style. Six musical tradition alive and you should meet all musicians ready to the nominees for this important category. show off their talents. This year’s Rockabilly nominee are and in no Remember go and particular order: support local music, The Polyester Wags based out of Stockton Ca. musicians and venues Also, formally known as the (Secret) Hitchers. by voting at http:// A five-piece Outlaw Americana music. www.modestoareamuJohnny Devil & His Sins from the foothills sic.com/vote. You can of Sonora. Jack hasn’t been playing that long. only vote once, check Amazingly enough Jack the lead singer has The legendary Maddox Brothers & Rose of Modesto, the first out their social media something going on being signed to Hi-Ho Rockabilly Band. pages on Facebook, Bandcamp, Reverbnation Silver Records based out of Sonora area as well. Rockin Rick & The Rhythm Wranglers Rick and more. Voting ends on Oct 9th at 11:59 Heebie Jeebies Wandering from the bay to is no stranger to the music scene, even though pm. We sincerely, thank all of you for your Modesto. Heebie Jeebies have just released a he is from the foothills of California. He owns support and love and of course the founders full length cd on Kickstarter and also have their his own recording company, plays in a couple of the MAMA’s Chris Murphy and music on Bandcamp that you can purchase for bands and has a clothing store he runs. Chris Ricci. a$1.00
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Hey folks fall in comin’ at you and season’s gonna change. The rust on my squash plants, the early morning chill in the air and the wind, yes I’ve take my allergy medication daily. Halloween in comin’ and the MAMA’s even scarier, who’s nominated? Who’s going to win? We will find out soon when the State Theatre brings it back in October, cast your ballets now. Come out and support the music and arts in our town when you can. Shout out to Chris Murphy and Chris Ricci for making the MAMA’s happen, see you at the State. Blue Monday Party & Invitational Jam returns to the Barkin’ Dog Grill this Oct 10th with Ultra Lounge, with special guest to be announced. We will be playing the music of STEELY DAN and other contemporary music. The band is a super group of all the best players in the area
with 7-piece house Band hosting. The Blue Monday Band features: lead vocalist, guitar and bass player Dave Sousa, Johnny Valdes guitar, Tim Allen bass, vocals, Dave Hawks on drums, Eric Benson & Pat Governor for keys, and horn section: Andrew Rosenblum on sax & trumpet, and Jamie Dubberly trombone. The band plays Jazz, R & B, Funk, Latin, Rock, and a little of everything else with special guests sitting in for dancing and listening. Show from 7 to 10 PM with food and drink available in an all age venue. Call the Dog for reservations: 572-2341. If you play, come on down and sit in with the best musicians in the area, it’s gonna’ be smokin’! The Gallo Center for the Arts has bringing in some great shows, I’ve been there for Sheila E, (of Prince), Blue collar comedian Ron white,
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BLUES October Ready by Earl Matthews Hello everyone, fall is here and I for one am ready! October is my favorite month because it’s my birthday, and this year I am turning 40. It’s going to be extra special for sure. Right out the gate we have two fun options on October 1st: You can check out Rob Hill band at the 50’s Roadhouse in Knight’s Ferry. It’s a fun place and you can always head up a little early and watch the sunset first. Another great option is up at Black Oak Casino AC Miles the talented Blues Rock guitar monster from Fresno is playing all night. Either way you can’t lose. Then we jump ahead to the 8th and Rob Hill band will be over at P.Wexfords, no cover, great food and a huge selection of draft beer. Also on the 8th is the 3rd annual DB Project fundraiser for the Center For Human Services, specifically for the 2 youth homeless shelters they run called Pathways and Hutton House. I will be performing this year with Big Earl and the Cryin’ Shame and for the first time ever we will have a 3 piece horn section. I couldn’t be more excited folks. This is my 40th Birthday show and its for a great cause, I really hope you
ZEN can all make it out. On Oct 15th is the “Let There Be Music Festival” in Patterson. This event is a benefit for Patterson City School’s music departments. They are going all out and hired some great performers from all over the area and Comedian Anthony K is the host. There is something for everyone on the line up Blame Sally, Big Earl and the Cryin’ Shame, Morgan Dorr, SRP, Superchargers, Plan Of Action, Los Cadetes De Linares, Banda Nueva Era. More than worth the $10 advanced ticket price. On the 21st in Stockton you can check out Royce Family BBQ Hot Rod Night with Jeramy Norris and the Dangerous Mood. Jeramy and the boys know how to get down and make everybody get up and dance. Also on the 21st Terrie Londee and the B-4 Dawn Band will be out at Vintage Lounge in Turlock. They play a mix of Soul, Funk and R&B that is sure to get you in the groove. On the 22nd at the Gallo Center is the Northern California Women’s Music Festival. This year features 11 acts, headliners include Zapparella, Dilana, Samantha Fish and Paula Cole. Big Earl and the Cryin’ Shame will be there as well. On the 27th at the Gallo Center Mr Richard Thompson and the Blind Boys Of Alabama will be making joyful noise, this is one you don’t want to miss. I hope to see you all out at a show this October. Be good humans, ya’ll.
Detachment by Mary Layton Recently I had a small car accident. For a couple of days I obsessed about it. Because I was continually thinking about I was making myself irritable and tired. I found that when I practiced T’ai Chi or played music my mind became quiet and detached itself from the incident leaving me feel rejuvenated. Since then the idea of detachment is growing on me. Instead of letting emotions govern life a more objective experience may be needed, letting things come and go as they happen. Detachment may mean distancing oneself emotionally from whatever is troublesome, including people. Or turning away from the media and the phones. Or living the life of a hermit who tries to get away from it all. How do you find detachment? There are deep and spiritual reasons to learn about detachment. Detachment is part of a mindfulness practice and found in many spiritual teachings. In Buddhism attachment is viewed as a precursor to suffering. Wether you love and care about something or if you hate and despise it, attachment will not allow you
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With more than a few choices of running clubs out there it can be a bit difficult to chose the right fit if your a runner. There is (A) The ShadowChase running club which is not only the biggest running club, but also the most competitive club out there with some of the fastest runners in our area as members. The ShadowChasers also have timing services and produce a great deal of their own races. Then you have (B) The Dusty Bottoms Trail runners. If you like to run, love beer and care less about fartlicks and speed training, this running club is defiantly for you. The Dusty Bottom trail runners are a down to earth and energetic group of runners. They don't do any kind of timing services for races nor do they produce them. Instead they sport weekly fun runs that always end up with a few social beers in both hands. As you can imagine they definitely have a great deal of fun with their weekly runs that always include laughter and comradely. If large clubs and or drinking beer after your
run isn't for you, may I suggest you check out option (C), The ABC Fitness running club. With about 454 facebook likes they are quickly moving to be the new style when it comes to running clubs. The club embraces each other for their common love of the sport, running. Just recently I spoke with my friend, Jennifer Neal, to give me the scoop on what the club is all about. Jennifer Neal, "We average a very small group of about 4-5 people on our weekly runs. We like to also refer to our group as the Sunrise Run Club. We run at 5 am every Tuesday and Thursday, so a majority of the time we see the sunrise. Most of the runners start off just wanting to run local 5Ks. After they see their potential, they go on a do 10Ks, half marathons and marathons. We even tackled the Ragar Trail Run in Lake Tahoe this year. We love to push our comfort zone, try new running events and have a good time." Awesome! As your fitness editor, this sounds like it could be a nice fit for some, it brings and co-insights a little from both of the above (A&B) running clubs. No matter your
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so naturally these fall months have me feeling wonderful. After a long, hectic summer, it feels so great to be back into the swing of things. With influence from friends and family, I have always had a strong will to try new things that interest me. Even having this fortunate trait, it was still a challenge for me to expand my horizons in high school. Finally in the midst of my Junior year, I really feel like I’ve figured myself out; what I like to do and who with. It doesn’t take a lot to be content with your life and you can make transitions every day, at any age to combat daily disputes. Through trial and error, I have learned that having a daily dance party is vital to my high spirits each day. Whether it’s in the car on your way to work or when you get home from school, I highly reccomend this form of stress relief. If you prefer having a structured schedule, perhaps sign up for a weekly Zumba, Yoga, or Art class. At any age, stretching yourself socially and intellectually is said to help you greater appreciate each day! If you check out the “Modesto View Event Calendar” online, there are tons of new cool things to do. Some things that caught my eye were the “Queen Bean Open Mic Sundays” and “Guess That Tune Tuesdays” at the Twisted
Pig! I’ve been to both of these events and it’s an awesome experience seeing so many people who are interested in the same music as me. Of course we cannot deny that the most exciting part of this month is not only the much-needed temperature drop, but also the abundance of Halloween festivities! For families looking for a friendly day-outing, Dell’Osso Farms has always been a classic. Between the corn maze, pumpkin blasters, ziplines, pumpkin patch, food court and of course the haunted house, there is something to entertain everyone. For the adrenaline-seeking Halloween lovers, I highly recommend checking out the “California Haunted Houses” website. An extremely hyped Modesto attraction is called “Deathworkz”, which is advertised as an intense horror walkthrough/interactive show with actors and haunting sets. The coolest thing about this program is that it is completely non-profit and created for and by people who love Halloween! Check out their website www.deathworkz.com to see all of their varied themes for each night. I’m so amped for October, Modesto is a great place to be this time of the year!! One of my top Autumn songs is called “Eyes” by Rogue Wave and another is “Cracklin’ Rosie” by Neil Diamond. I hope you have a dancy, spooky, October! Much Love!
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BARGAIN Haunting Change of Season It’s the first week of Fall and the weather feels like it. There’s an Autumn chill in the air this evening as the sun dips below the horizon. As the pink disappears and blackness envelops the sky, I find myself walking through Downtown Modesto alone. The calm of the streets sets goosebumps up my arms and chills down my spine. Never fear Ms. M believes she’s always in the place at the right time. Tonight it’s to catch the rising moon that casts an eerie tinge of green across the land. October won’t disappoint with opportunities presenting themselves at the right time & price. A little pride in one’s community goes a long way. October 1st, welcomes Pride in the Park to Graceda Park. This family friendly festival features food vendors, organized activities and games, live entertainment and more. It is free to the public and all are encouraged to come out and support our local LBGT community. 11am-5pm. 401 Needham Ave. Modesto 95354. More info: 209-605-6685 It doesn’t feel like Halloween until you’ve mastered picking out the right pumpkin! Starting October 1st head out to Dutch Hollow Farms and pick from a wide variety of pumpkins. From 9am to 9pm the entire family can enjoy the fun of an authentic farm experi-
by Monica Barber ence, including taking pictures on tractors and searching the Pumpkin Patch for the right one. Going on all month. More info: http://dutchhollowfarms.com/ Legends and pumpkins go hand and hand this time of year. If you’ve ever heard of Ichabod Crane then you know it’s the time of year for ghost stories and the Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Gallo Arts welcomes a performance re-telling the story with live narration, dancing and special effects. Definitely not your grandmother’s ghost story or story to be missed. Age recommendation 10+. Info: http://galloarts.com It’s never disappointing with the screams when you step into a Haunted House and have your senses thrilled. A couple of the Modesto area’s favorite haunts always boast the best scares for the best price. The Higbee Horror Haunt promises to frighten all ages starting weekends October 7th through the 31st. $13 adults/$8 children. Info: http://higbeehorrorhaunt. com/ Don’t miss the dead man’s party over at Deathworkz Haunted House. Deathworkz runs 7pm-10pm daily October 28th –31st. Halloween no scares kiddie hour 5:30-6:30pm. All ages are welcome. Donation based scare. No tickets required. http://deathworkz.com/ Enjoy the haunting change of season! Happy Halloween! Kisses, m.
COMEDY It is election season so we need to laugh now more than ever. There are some great laughs coming up this month. The SF Comedy Competition finals will be at the Gallo Center on October 1. After this big start, there’s more to come. The Creator & host of Comedy Central Roast Battle, Brian Moses will be Performing Friday October 9 at the Tilted Turtle on 710 N 9th St at 9PM. Cover is $10. Tickets are available now at the bar. The next Stand Up For Charity Comedy show is Friday, October 14th at the Queen Bean Coffeehouse in Modesto. Show starts at 7:30PM & is FREE, but donations are accepted and go to Habitat for Humanity of Stanislaus County. Award-winning musician Joe Barretta (The Valley Talent Project - Original Musical Composition award) will be opening up the show at
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Location 10 East Kitchen, Turlock Chevron, 815 Kansas Ave Rite Aid, Pelandale & Sisk MJC East Campus Oakdale Bicycle Shop Battered Beaver, Oakdale Modesto Library McHenry Event Center, Modesto Westurf Nursery, Modesto Surla’s, Modesto Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Speakeasy, Modesto Carnegie Arts Center. Turlock Center Stage Lower Level Gallo Center Modesto State Theatre of Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Intrinsic Elements Modesto Climax Bar, Modesto 16th St, Modesto Graceada Park, Modesto 212 West F Street Tilted Turtle Modesto Yogurt Station, Oakdale Prospect Theatre Project Modesto Westurf Nursery, Modesto Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Gallo Center Modesto Oakdale Bike Shop Shooter’s Pub & Grill Crocodiles Nightclub Oakdale Rodeo Grounds State Theatre of Modesto Cruisers McHenry & Kiernan Surla’s, Modesto McHenry Event Center, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Eagles Hall, 126 Camellia Way State Theatre of Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Deva Cafe, Modesto The Chartreuse Muse, Modesto Prospect Theatre Project Modesto Queen Bean Cafe Denny’s 1525 McHenry Avenue State Theatre of Modesto Crocodile’s, Modesto VFW Hall Modesto Salida Library State Theatre of Modesto State Theatre of Modesto P. Wexford’s, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Sutter Gould Office, McHenry Village Keyes Library First United Methodist Modesto Senior Citizen’s Center, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Modesto Library Modesto Library Queen Bean Cafe Cheroot Cigar Lounge Modesto Senior Center Mancini Hall, Modesto State Theatre of Modesto Rivets Modesto Tiki Lounge, McHenry Avenue, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Twisted Pig, Modesto Oakdale Library Maxi’s at Double Tree Queen Bean Cafe Ceres Library Denair Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Round Table Pizza, 3848 McHenry 3014 4th St, Ceres Tilted Turtle, Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry Avenue P. Wexford’s, Modesto 11914 Cahill St, Turlock Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Ceres Library Modesto Library Patterson Library Boardroom, Modesto
Art Class Board Game Night Celebrate Cultural Diversity Creole Jazz Kings Figure Drawing Drop In Free QiGong Class Harry & Snowman Hnads on Science kid classes Horseshoe tournament IE The Magician In One Accord Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Morlocks Underground Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime Riverbank Golden Ages The Tape Deck/Triple Threat Trax on Wax Trax on Wax Bring your Own Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong WCPL Poker Wednesdays Wee Move & Play Wig Out Wednesdays Wiggle Worms Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday October 6 “Friend to Friend” Conference Beer Flight Night Casanova’s Night Club David Dow and friends jam session DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease DOMO Night Market Harry & Snowman Hell or High Water Johnny & Kelly Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Kyle the Great Live Music Live Music Modesto Farmers Market Oakdale Museum & History Center Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Spanish Preschool Storytime The Tastes of the Valley Thirsty Thursdays October 7 49th Annual El Concilio Gala Battered Beaver Live DJs CWB - Legend of Sleepy Hollow DJ & Live Music DJ Arnie DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Otto & Guests DJ Tease Fuego Night with DJ Funstrummers Gig Band Rehearsal Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program Harry & Snowman Hell or High Water Higbee Horror Haunt Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Neil & Matt Neil Buettner Night of Art Fundraiser Rick Barnes Science Night Taste of the State Teens Rockin’ Jump The Hit Men The Weekend Dance Party VFW Hamburger Night Village Dancers of the Valley October 8 10 East Brunch 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 40th Anniv Riverbank Wine & Cheese fest 8th Annual MJC Truck & Tractor Pull Alon Goldstien Anthony K Comedy B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Battered Beaver DJ Awal Big Earl and the Cryin’ Shame Bilingual Preschool Storytime Bourbon Street Blues Craft Grab
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Have fun and be Safe! • Please Designate a Driver CWB - Legend of Sleepy Hollow Davis High Class of ‘66 Reunion DJ & Live Music DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease Folk Dancing Lessons Growing Blueberries Seminar Jakobs Ferry Stragglers and Kerry Grombacher Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Kerry Grombache Lo Hi Car Show Mizz Monique’s Dragalicious Show Modesto Farmer’s Market Oakdale Museum & History Center Old Skool Saturdays Rockin’ Saturdays Saturday Easy D Ride Spinnin’ Saturdays The Weekend Dance Party TMR and Triple D Live Uke Jamz Unite-fest USA Dance Chapter Waterwise Landscaping YES Co KIDS Auditions Disney’s “My Son Pinocchio, Jr.” October 9 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 40th Anniv Riverbank Wine & Cheese fest Camellia Society Meeting Champagne Brunch Buffet Comedy Roast Battle Davis High Class of ‘66 Reunion FOE Breakfast Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Karaoke with Laura Last Day to Vote MAMA Manteca Senior Dance Patty Castillo Davis Queen Bean Open Mic Night Seniors Club Breakfast Shop til You Drop The Big Mix The Sleeping Beauty USA Dance Ballroom Dancing VFW Breakfast October 10 Blue Monday with Eric Bensen and friends Creative Clay Art Class Dance Exercise Class Josh Rosenblum Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Overreaters Anonymous Preschool Story Time Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Class WCPL Poker Mondays Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms October 11 Acoustic Jam at Queen Bean Forever Young Dance Club Golden Valley Chorus Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King MAMA Awards Name That Tune Nick Campos Poetry reading & open Mic Gillian Wegner Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Successful Thinkers Network Mtg Sweet Open Talent & Mic Tilted Tuesdays w/DJ Tease Toastmaster Supper Club Trivia Tuesday Turlock Seniors Dance Twyla Tharpe Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Jam Wee Move & Play Wiggle Worms Yoga with Rosa October 12 80s night/DJ Gully Art Class Board Game Night Creole Jazz Kings Figure Drawing Drop In Free QiGong Class Hnads on Science kid classes Horseshoe tournament
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IE The Magician In One Accord Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Lunch Hour Meditation McHenry Mansion Tea Sampling Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner New York Film Critic Series:Little Sister Open Mic Night Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime Riverbank Golden Ages Stanislaus County Coin Club Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong WCPL Poker Wednesdays Wee Move & Play Wig Out Wednesdays Wiggle Worms Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday October 13 Alyssa Lempeses Art Reception Balm in Gilead Beer Flight Night Casanova’s Night Club David Dow and friends jam session DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease DOMO Night Market Equal Rights Award Ceremony Good Egg Breakfast Healthy Eating Class JerLisa Stitches of Love Teddy Bear Project Johnny & Kelly Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Kyle the Great Live Music Live Music Modesto Farmers Market Oakdale Museum & History Center Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Spanish Preschool Storytime Thirsty Thursdays October 14 Ability Resource Fair & Assistive Tech. Expo Balm in Gilead Battered Beaver Live DJs CSUS Choral Concert DJ & Live Music DJ Arnie DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease Fuego Night with DJ Funstrummers Gig Band Rehearsal Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program Higbee Horror Haunt Hughson Senior Dance & Potluck Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Clovis King MSO - Gershwin Rhaposdy in Blue Neil & Matt Neil Buettner Prent Resource Center’s Annual Fall Fundraiser Rick Barnes Stand up For Comedy Night Super Cilantro Girl Teens Rockin’ Jump The Weekend Dance Party Turn Up Friday’s with DJ Kenny K Valley Jazz Company VFW Hamburger Night Village Dancers of the Valley October 15 10 East Brunch 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Balm in Gilead Battered Beaver DJ Awal Bilingual Preschool Storytime DIY Fairy Garden - Halloween Theme DJ & Live Music DJ Doc Martin DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease Folk Dancing Lessons Gordon Kennedy Music presents Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Mizz Monique’s Dragalicious Show Modesto Farmer’s Market
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CALENDAR Farmer’s Markets
Modesto: Between H & I Streets on 15th St near the library. Thurs & Sats 7am-1pm (March through December)
Kaiser Medical Center,
Modesto: 4601 Dale Road, Thurs 8am-2pm (year-round)
Turlock: Center & Main St. Sats, 8am-1pm (May through October)
Downtown Oakdale, Weds 5pm-8:30pm (June-August)
209 Farm Fresh Produce Delivery
Saturdays, 12:20-12:40pm at Chevron 815 Kansas, Ave Modesto Saturdays, 1:05pm-1:25pm
3900 Pelandale Ave, Modesto Sundays, 3:30pm-3:50pm,
4911 McHenry Ave, Modesto
Certified Farmer’s Market Stanislaus County Fairgrounds. 8-1 pm
Night Market 10th & Jst Modesto 5-9 pm Thursdays 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 209277-6719 and they we meet up for you to pick up your orders. (year-round)
Modesto Sound’s 2016 Annual Concert MSO - Gershwin Rhaposdy in Blue Oakdale Museum & History Center Old Skool Saturdays Out Of This World Concert Planting a Shade Tree Seminar Rockin’ Saturdays Saturday Easy D Ride Sintral Valley Derby Girls vs. Motherlode Area Derby Spinnin’ Saturdays Sugar Still Live Super Cilantro Girl The Weekend Dance Party Triple D October 16 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Acoustic Live Music Balm in Gilead Champagne Brunch Buffet Country Music Jam with Dancing and Free Potluck EuroSunday Car Club FOE Breakfast Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Karaoke with Laura MCCA - Greg Yoiung / 2nd St Modesto Jazz Society Jam Session Queen Bean Open Mic Night Seniors Club Breakfast Stanislaus Humanist’s Coffee Klatch Super Cilantro Girl The Big Mix The Phantom of the Opera VFW Breakfast October 17 Dance Exercise Class Earth’e Dinosaur Zoo Josh Rosenblum Karaoke with DJ Clovis King McHenry Mansion Table Setting Overreaters Anonymous Preschool Story Time Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Class WCPL Poker Mondays Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms Women of Love Ministries October 18 Acoustic Jam at Queen Bean Caregiver Coffee Break Forever Young Dance Club Free Anthony K Comedy Night Geneological Society Golden Valley Chorus Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King McHenry Mansion Table Setting Name That Tune NAMI Support Group Nick Campos Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Successful Thinkers Network Mtg Super Cilantro Girl Sweet Open Talent & Mic Tilted Tuesdays w/DJ Tease Toastmaster Supper Club Trivia Tuesday Turlock Seniors Dance Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Jam Wee Move & Play Wiggle Worms Yoga with Rosa October 19 80s night/DJ Gully Art Class Board Game Night Creole Jazz Kings Figure Drawing Drop In Free QiGong Class Hnads on Science kid classes Horseshoe tournament IE The Magician In One Accord Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner Open Mic Night Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time
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Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime Riverbank Golden Ages Super Cilantro Girl Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong WCPL Poker Wednesdays Wee Move & Play Wig Out Wednesdays Wiggle Worms Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday October 20 B The Underwater Bubble Show Balm in Gilead Beer Flight Night Casanova’s Night Club CSUS Wind Ensemble David Dow and friends jam session DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease DOMO Night Market Johnny & Kelly Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Kyle the Great Live Music Live Music Modesto Farmers Market Oakdale Museum & History Center Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Spanish Preschool Storytime Third Thursday Art Walk Thirsty Thursdays Vintage Faire Mall Kids Club October 21 Backyard Bookworms Balm in Gilead Battered Beaver Live DJs Boys & Girls Club’s Haunted Museum DJ & Live Music DJ Arnie DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Otto & Guests DJ Tease Fuego Night with DJ Funstrummers Gig Band Rehearsal Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program Halloween Chemistry Show Higbee Horror Haunt Hot Club Faux Gitane Irish Cultural Society Jethro Tull Written and Performed by Ian Anderson Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Neil & Matt Neil Buettner Rick Barnes Son House Blues Super Cilantro Girl Teens Rockin’ Jump The Weekend Dance Party VFW Hamburger Night Village Dancers of the Valley October 22 10 East Brunch 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 4th Annual Modesto Women’s Expo B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Balm in Gilead Battered Beaver DJ Awal Ben Folds Bilingual Preschool Storytime Ca Women’s Music Festival DIY Succulent Pumpkin Planter DJ & Live Music DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease Folk Dancing Lessons Fruit Tree Care Class Higbee Horror Haunt Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Mizz Monique’s Dragalicious Show Modesto Farmer’s Market Oakdale Museum & History Center Old Skool Saturdays Rockin’ Saturdays Saturday Easy D Ride Spinnin’ Saturdays Super Cilantro Girl The Big Bad & Sexy Comedy Tour The Weekend Dance Party Tony & The Tough times October 23 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Aida Cuevas and Mariachi Reynolds Balm in Gilead Champagne Brunch Buffet
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CALENDAR Live Music Modesto Farmers Market Oakdale Museum & History Center Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Richard Thompson/ Blind Boys of Alabama Sara Gaston (Comedy) Spanish Preschool Storytime Thirsty Thursdays TOP - Music & Verse Concert October 28 Animal Talk kids program Battered Beaver Live DJs Craig & Dave Deathworkz Haunted House DJ & Live Music DJ Arnie DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Otto & Guests DJ Tease Faculty Chamber Music Recital Fuego Night with DJ Funstrummers Gig Band Rehearsal Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Band Karaoke Neil & Matt Neil Buettner Rick Barnes Sara Gaston (Comedy) Stanislaus Humanists Karaoke Night Teens Rockin’ Jump The Texas Tenors The Weekend Dance Party Therapy Friday VFW Hamburger Night Village Dancers of the Valley October 29 10 East Brunch 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 4th Annual ‘An Evening to Remember’ Dinner B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Battered Beaver DJ Awal Bilingual Preschool Storytime Costume Party with Remedy Deathworkz Haunted House Dia De Los Muertos DJ & Live Music DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease Folk Dancing Lessons Foreigner Gary Gervasee Blues band HALLOWEEN COMICFEST 2016 Halloween Fun Run 5K 10K Run/ Walk Halloween Party & Pet Parade Higbee Horror Haunt Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Mizz Monique’s Dragalicious Show Modesto Farmer’s Market Oakdale Museum & History Center Old Skool Saturdays Pan’s Labyrinth Rockin’ Saturdays Sara Gaston (Comedy) Saturday Easy D Ride Spinnin’ Saturdays The Summoning The Weekend Dance Party Wine Makers Dinner October 30 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Champagne Brunch Buffet Clive Carroll Country Music Jam with Dancing and Free Potluck Deathworkz Haunted House FOE Breakfast Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Karaoke with Laura La Ofenda Dia De Los Mueartos Mattea Overstreet Queen Bean Open Mic Night Seniors Club Breakfast The Big Mix VFW Breakfast October 31 Dance Exercise Class Deathworkz Haunted House Josh Rosenblum Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Overreaters Anonymous Preschool Story Time Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Class WCPL Poker Mondays Wiggle Worms
Surla’s, Modesto 16th Street, Modesto 212 West F Street Hughson Library Salida Library Gallo Center Modesto CSUS Mainstage Theatre Modesto Library Maxi’s at Double Tree Gallo Center Modesto Great Valley Museum, MJC West Battered Beaver, Oakdale Barkin Dog Grill Modesto St. Charles Place Modesto Surla’s, Modesto Climax, Modesto Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Urbano, H St Modesto Boardroom, Modesto CSUS, Snider Recital Hall Turlock Tilted Turtle, Modesto Church of the Brethren MJC West Great Valley Museum Rivets Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Yosemite Lanes, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Redwood Cafe, Modesto The Fruit Yard, Modesto CSUS Mainstage Theatre Torii’s 2401 E. Orangeburg Modesto Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Gallo Center Modesto Crocodiles Nightclub Shooter’s Pub & Grill VFW Hall Modesto Carnegie Turlock 10 East Kitchen, Turlock Chevron, 815 Kansas Ave Rite Aid, Pelandale & Sisk Greek Orthodox Church Modesto Oakdale Bicycle Shop Battered Beaver, Oakdale Modesto Library Oakdale Sports Bar St. Charles Place Modesto 10th St Plaza, Modesto Surla’s, Modesto Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Speakeasy, Modesto Carnegie Arts Center. Turlock Gallo Center Modesto Barkin Dog Grill Modesto Bonanza Books & Comics Modesto East La Loma Park Modesto Westurf Nursery, Modesto 2936 Veneman Ave Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Climax Bar, Modesto 16th St, Modesto 212 West F Street Tilted Turtle Modesto State Theatre of Modesto Rockin’ Jump, Modesto CSUS Mainstage Theatre Oakdale Bike Shop Shooter’s Pub & Grill Downtown Modesto 11th St Crocodiles Nightclub Redwood Cafe Modesto Cruisers McHenry & Kiernan Surla’s, Modesto Congregation Beth Shalom Tilted Turtle, Modesto St. Charles Place Modesto Eagles Hall, 126 Camellia Way Ridgway’s, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Gallo Center Modesto Deva Cafe, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe Denny’s 1525 McHenry Avenue Crocodile’s, Modesto VFW Hall Modesto Salida Library St. Charles Place Modesto P. Wexford’s, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Sutter Gould Office, McHenry Village Keyes Library First United Methodist Modesto Senior Citizen’s Center, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Modesto Library
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Country Music Jam with Dancing and Free Potluck FOE Breakfast Hughson Senior Dance & Potluck Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Karaoke with Laura Manteca Senior Dance Patty Castillo Davis Queen Bean Open Mic Night Seniors Club Breakfast Stanislaus Humanists Brunch Super Cilantro Girl The Big Mix The Trouble With Harry VFW Breakfast October 24 Acoustic Open Mic Creative Clay Art Class Dance Exercise Class Josh Rosenblum Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Overreaters Anonymous Preschool Story Time Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Class WCPL Poker Mondays Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms October 25 Acoustic Jam at Queen Bean Forever Young Dance Club Golden Valley Chorus Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Name That Tune Nick Campos Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Successful Thinkers Network Mtg Sweet Open Talent & Mic Tilted Tuesdays w/DJ Tease Toastmaster Supper Club Trivia Tuesday Turlock Seniors Dance Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Jam Wee Move & Play Wiggle Worms Yoga with Rosa October 26 80s night/DJ Gully Art Class Board Game Night Creole Jazz Kings Figure Drawing Drop In Free QiGong Class Hnads on Science kid classes Horseshoe tournament IE The Magician In One Accord Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Lunch Hour Meditation Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner Open Mic Night Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime Riverbank Golden Ages Stanislaus County Coin Club The Capitol Steps Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong WCPL Poker Wednesdays Wee Move & Play Wig Out Wednesdays Wiggle Worms Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday October 27 Beer Flight Night Casanova’s Night Club David Dow and friends jam session DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease DOMO Night Market Johnny & Kelly Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Kick Up Your Heels Kyle the Great Live Music
GO DOWNTOWN MODESTO!
Many restaurants start serving dinner early so that you can get a nice meal in before the shows and movies that begin at 7 or 7:30.
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.
There are parking garages at 9th and L Street, 11th and K Street, 11th and I Street and 12th and H Street. Parking is close to all restaurants!
Try a Cab
It’s getting easier to catch a cab, both to downtown and home from downtown. Why deal with driving and parking? Take the easy way... Affordable Cab 209-753-8005 Touch of Class Cab 209-575-0609 Cash Cab 209-740-1390 Checker Cab: 888-487-5411 City Cab 209-818-4144 DeSoto Cab: 209-577-8888 Edith’s Cab: 402-0377 Lucky 7 Cab: 209-985-8533 209-877-7676 Metro Cab: 209-533-3333 Modesto Cab Company: 209-521-7320 Quality Cab: 209-552-9898 Red Top Taxi Cab: 209-524-4741 Taxi Taxi Cab: 209-756-1035 Town Cab: 209-404-2727 United Cab: 209-888-8888 Urban Taxi Cab: 209-351-0222 Yellow Cab of Modesto: 209-524-8294 Oakdale Taxi: 209-869-5552 Uber Personal Car Service:Download the Uber app
Cultural Diversity Celebration
Food, entertainment and fun are all part of the upcoming Annual Cultural Diversity Celebration in downtown Modesto hosted by Stanislaus County and City of Modesto. The free event is open to the public and takes place on Wednesday October 5, 2016 from 11:30a.m. to 1:30p.m. at 1010 10th Street Place in the courtyard. The event includes musicians and dancers, informational booths, food trucks, prize drawings and more.
Central West Ballet’s Legend of Sleepy Hollow returns to the Gallo Center
for the Arts October 7 & 8. Complete with special effects, original score, live narration and fabulous backdrops and costumes, Legend of Sleepy Hollow was a hit with audiences in the Central Valley last year. Don’t miss this seasonal tradition and get your tickets to a great evening of dance, storytelling and entertainment! Get tix at www.galloarts.org
ModestoView is proud to support and be a part of the Haven Women’s Center’s
Annual fundraiser Walk a Mile in her shoes.
Please join us October 27th, and Kick Up Your Heels, at the sister event to Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, where Haven will unveil their 2017 Walk a Mile calendar featuring men across our community in many “Walks” of life walking in her shoes. Light refreshments and intriguing raffle prizes! Tickets: $25.00 presale - $30.00 at door Contact Denise Hecht for further information a nd ticket sales. (209) 524-4331 ext: 130
Find local restaurants
www.modestoview.com Locally Owned
Most all of the downtown restaurants are locally owned. They hire local people and the money you spend stays right here in town. Local restaurants purchase from local farmers and feature local ingredients.
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Published on Sep 29, 2016
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