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10/13 Oktoberfest John Thurman Feild, Modesto 10/06 Rocky Horror Picture Show State Theatre, Modesto 10/14 Harvest Festival 10th Street Plaza, Modesto 10/27 Trunk or Treat 10th Street Plaza, Modesto 10/13-14 Nightmare Before Christmas Gallo Center for the Arts 10/28 The Summoning 11th Street, Modesto 10/21 Dia de Los Muertos 10th Street Plaza, Modesto 10/27-29 Modesto’s Classic Comic Con Modesto Centre Plaza  10/27-29 Dethworkz Haunt Stanislaus County Fair 10/26-28 Haunted McHenry Mansion, Modesto  * 10/21 - St Stan’s Day 1028 11th Street Modesto

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GREETINGS Greetings Modesto Friends I love October. It is

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amazing, the smells, the tastes and the cool breezes. This is the turn, it’s the transition from a hot summer to a nice cool fall. There is this fall freshness, the smell of fall gets intense, with fall cooking, farmer’s markets, and the menus at restaurants change too, flipping over to the cold weather foods.  Anything with butternut squash is at the top of my list and dare I say it; Pumpkin Spice but I love the smell of warm apple cider.  It is good for my heart too now that it has been shocked back into shape. But friends, Modesto is under attack from a pair of TV shows about Scott Peterson (further known as “he who will not be named”) Modesto is taking a beating so

a bunch of TV execs make money off of us. What do we do? We stay “Modesto Strong” and show that our community is so much more than the news.  We are better and we need to spread the word. That is why I started ModestoView back in 1997 so that we know about the good in our community.  We have fantastic neighborhoods, great community events, true volunteer inspiration, team-work, dining that rivals anywhere, arts and culture that make us proud and friends and family that support each other.  This is the real Modesto.  Let’s spend this time together, promoting each other and our lives with positive information and activities.  When I meet people, and they say, “Modesto, isn’t that where……” and I cut them off and say “George Lucas.  Yes, we are the home of American Graffiti and the birthplace of Star Wars”. It is amazing how differently the conversation goes after that.  You can do it to.  Say no to trolling, negativity and celebrate the people and events that try to make a positive difference.   So let’s get back to why I love October. For me, this is ROCKTOBER!  The MAMA Awards will be at the State Theatre on October 10.  Chris Ricci and I had a vision in 2000, to celebrate the local music with all of the style and the ceremony of the Grammy awards and show that our local music talent is special and that they are appreciated. This is truly an evening where

Modesto View Wins Hermes Creative Awards Gold!

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

the entire music industry comes together, all genres, all radio stations and all of the promoters. This year, the celebration continues and we honor Modestan Michael Allsup of Three Dog Night, who through all these years of global tours, gold and platinum records, continues to live here.  We salute all of the 200 nominees and hope that you will all vote at www. modestoareamusic.com  and tune in to ModestoView to watch the show live. Most importantly, fall is the time for family. We are all busy, so many fund raisers and events, but nothing is more important than being a family.  Our door is always open to our kids and we are so lucky that Madison and Ryan like to stop by and that we get to visit Berkeley regularly for Abbey and love our Cal Football. Our patio has become a great place to spend a fall evening.  Best of all this month?  Halloween!  This is a national holiday at our house and we hope you will stop by our haunted home for some trick or treat.  Can’t wait for the spooking to begin. Thank you Modesto friends for having a local business, creating a local event, painting a local picture, recording a local song as we are all the richer because you do and ModestoView is here to help spread the word of your good efforts.  Thank you and Happy Haunting,  Chris Murphy Founder & Publisher – ModestoView chrism@modestoview.com

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With a twitch of her nose, our amazing daughter Madison Murphy Leupp transforms into a bewitching beauty. She is truly a magical woman that lights up a room when she walks in and we are so very proud of her.  With a nod to the vintage TV show, we celebrate all of our haunted happenings and this enchanting spooky season.  We celebrate our many Halloween memories as a family and look forward to so many more.  Thanks to Michael J Mangano for bringing so many of our crazy ideas to life.

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PUBLISHER INFORMATION PUBLISHER Chris Murphy chrism@modestoview.com SALES AND ADVERTISING Advertising@modestoview.com Senior Editor Brandilyn Brown Managing Editor Middagh Goodwin DESIGN, LAYOUT, & ART PGrimaldi, Creative Art Director / Designer Peter Grimaldi pete@pgrimaldicreative.com Photo Director Michael J. Mangano SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGERS Madison Murphy – Adobe Specialist Abbey Murphy – Berkeley Correspondent Russ Allsup - Hollywood Correspondent Brandon Brush - Modesto correspondent CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Jim Christiansen Aaron Rowan Kaye Osborn Jennifer Allsup Middagh Goodwin Efren Martinez Eve Oberlander Patty Castillo Davis Leia Johnson Dana Johnson Earl Mathews Mary Layton Monica Barber Ken White Brandilyn Brown Brianna Mooney Maryann Spikes Tasha Williams

NON PROFIT United Cerebral Palsy Safari Dash: Life Without Limits By Brandilyn Brown Do you live a life without limits? Do you often think about what that means? I met a precious group of people whose lives are dedicated to breaking limits. Can you imagine a world where disabilities didn’t stop anyone from living a rewarding, happy and productive life? United Cerebral Palsy has had a center here for 30 years. I recently heard about them and wow, do they have a story to tell. UCP’s adult day centers in Modesto and Turlock work hard every day to create lives without limits for its members. Cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injuries, mobility injuries, autism and many other disabilities of other diagnosis can pause lives, but UCP is making sure those pauses are short. Only 20% of their members are affected by cerebral palsy; they assist anyone affected by mobility issues, regardless of the biological cause. Every day they hope to enrich the lives of their members by giving them independence--the kind you and I take for granted every day. Many of us have daily opportunities to make memories, make money, make new friends, and experience something new. Can

you imagine NOT having those experiences every day? The instructors at UCP strive to create stimulating environments to benefit members and encourage them to try something new. Aside from the day center, they have a program called Expanding Horizons, which is devoted to doing just that by integrating something new directly into their lives. Field trips of various kinds bridge the gap between mundane and exciting, making every day an adventure. Recent trips include bowling, visiting parks and beaches, volunteering  efforts, going to San Francisco and taking the ferry to Alcatraz, and even camping.  UCP has partnered with Tuolumne Trails, who have adapted common outdoor camp shenanigans like hiking and swimming for anyone to enjoy, regardless of physical limitations!  Their job placement program gives their members a sense of independence and self that only comes through employment. They can place members with a job coach to assist them in fields such as janitorial, landscaping or cooking, which make them feel like productive members

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of society, a trait that can swell anyone with pride and confidence. Independence, new experiences, sharing those experiences with others, a sense of self, a reliable income, an awareness of the community, and looking forward to daily life is what makes us human. If you want to help UCP in their effort to make beautiful lives, come out and participate in the Safari Dash on World CP Day, Saturday October 21st at 2001 Edgebrook Drive, East La Loma Park, 9am. The ½ mile will begin at 9:30am. All abilities are encouraged to attend. $30/$10. For more info email visit runsignup.com/ race/ca/modesto/ucpsafaridash

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The Original 9th Annual All Hallows Fantasy Faire returns to the Mother Lode Fairgrounds in Sonora. The faire theme is “The Celtic New Year, Ancient Fire Origins”. The event will bring historical cultures alive, with costume characters and non-stop entertainment. The festival will also have the ever-popular Burning of the Harvestman and a Fire Extravaganza, not to be missed! Adult presale Sat & Sun $12 / Gate $16 *Sunday Adult $15 * Kids 6-12 yrs just $5 Kids 12 and under FREE on Sunday!

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Trick or Treat By Jim Christiansen Trick or Treat! I haven’t got a lot of ghoulish or zombie apocalypse to add to our Modesto View, except to suggest some theme like that for October Art Walk. So far, the new format has included Clue Mystery, Pirates, and Rockabilly, so stop in to find out what happens this month on October 19. And in case some Art Walk spot seems dark, dank, even though on your route, check and see if you have the new semi-annual map.    www. modestoartwalk.com  Look up for Extempore, the pop up Artist Alley bar.  Mistlin Gallery continues its juried Autumn Art Festival show this month.  Art Work is for sale, but you can see half a bicycle in mid-air, or Eva Haas’ portrait of Steve Bannon, and more in this big fundraiser show of the year.  And check out fall workshops and classes.  You don’t need a costume, nor the model either to attend the weekly Wednesday night life drawing group in the Mistlin studio area, 7 to 9 pm.  Fee is $10 a session.  Bring treats at your peril, or contact Jack Morris for more information for joining the model schedule or letting you in the door to draw, paint, or sketch to a live model.  The Cake Walk shoe still up at Chartreuse Muse with some Fall expected changes celebrating of 15 years in business.  The Muse also has fall classes, located down on Tenth Street.  Over at Barking Dog, Dawn Wagner “Hollywood” art will replace the continuing show by Margaret Ritchey, changing over at October Art Walk.  At Carolyn Huff Photography, George Balliet is the featured artist.  George describes his art as “pareidolia” which he defines “the mind perceiving a familiar pattern of something, where none actually exists.”  That seems spooky enough to visit.  And if it isn’t, Brian Swander has art up at Preservation Coffee.  Trick or Treat, collect some drink and goodies while you’re out. The Harvest Festival shows up Friday, October 14, downtown Modesto.  This annual event features local artists, many of Modesto Artist Salon, crafters, vendors, food, and fun.  That one is a full day event.  That same weekend I am holding my annual Birthday Open Studio at my house on Bodem Street, where Bodem and Sunrise split, with some sale pricing as there is a lot, and I’d like to see my art get home.  And I’m just past deadline

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MUSIC EAT SIP STROLL LISTEN ENJOY 11 Art Gallery Locations Games & Prizes Live Music / Extempore Pop Up Bar today, as I just finished hanging my latest large Sharpie Mural, titled Sixties Party, out in the Wycliffe area, for Jennifer and Steven Ward. It’s similar to my mural in the bar at Tresetti’s, and if you an urge for your own sharpie mural, I have the pens.  First Friday usually done by the time Modesto View comes out, so remember and make it a habit, to go downtown. First Friday Craft Grab, DOMO market, Queen Bean, all have something going.

Newest venue just added to Art Walk is Ralston’s Goat, at 1001 Tenth Street!

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For October, their featured artist will be local recluse Nadine Barret, in a show curated by Michele Weber McCall. Barret’s colorful original works, in acrylic on canvas, will be highlighted by black lights throughout the show. Viewers always enjoy her use of luminescent paints among her playful, original, and very gothic imagery. T shirts and prints will be available for purchase.

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It is fall and you know what that means? Great drinks made with Do Good Bourbon.  To make it even better’; How about some bacon?   Yes, it is true, bacon makes everything better, even a premium whiskey.   Our friends at Ralston’s Goat have created a savory new flavor that will really make you feel like it is fall, where the tastes are amazing.  Our friends at Do Good Distillery have taken craft spirits to a whole new level where even those that may not like a bourbon whiskey, can now fall in love with it.    Bartenders Sean Koehn and Jennifer Allsup and created something that will make you fall in love with fall.   Oh, did we mention it has DoGood Bourbon and bacon?  We thought so.    

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Ah, finally, it’s fall! California is cooling down, leaves are falling, and we are back to a two-day-a-week watering schedule (for those of us that water at all!). If you are sick of literally pumpkin spice flavored everything, we have the perfect drink for you. Brandon Dodge, owner and head bartender of Kimoto Sake & Sushi, Modesto’s Japanese pub, invented a special cocktail to commemorate the best season of all. It’s aptly named the “Tsukimi” after the Japanese Fall Festival. Made with 12-year Suntory Yamazaki whiskey, apple cider, a dash of cinnamon, and garnished with a luscious red apple skin, it’s the best fall drink we’ve ever had. It was so delicious we had to have two! Order it all month long at your local izakaya (“stay in sake shop”), enjoying every sip while it lasts.

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Make sure that you stop by the Goat You can see how Do Good Cocktails and try one of these treats. Our recomare made at their local distillery mendation is Happy Hour or just cut out early, and enjoy a taste on the patio.     Do Good Distillery  3173  Del Este Rd We think you should check it out.  209-484-6406 Ralston’s Goat www.dogooddistillery.com 1001 10th St Distillery tours Modesto, Ca Tasting room hours M-F 10-6pm 209-549-9413 Saturdays 2-6pm. www.facebook.com/ralstonsgoat

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PERFORMANCE A Time to Perform in October By Kaye Osborn and Chris Murphy Many of you know that I am a retired teacher

of the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing plus I teach American Sign Language at Modesto Junior College. I love going to the theater and am especially excited when certified interpreters interpret the show.  The interpreters work hard to convey the meaning of the words or music.  They certainly enrich the theatrical experience for the audience both Deaf and hearing.   When a venue learns there will be Deaf in the audience, they contact me to help them connect with the certified interpreters.  I applaud their efforts in providing qualified interpreters that will make the experience rewarding and enjoyable for the Deaf audience members.  Imagine the disappointment, if someone who is not certified attempts to translate a production.  The Deaf audience is disheartened and most likely will never attend another show at that venue plus the word goes out within the Deaf community that the venue did not provide certified interpreters.  Many theatrical venues are offering Open Captioned shows so that you can follow the script while watching a show. Shorenstein shows in San Francisco and Ashland Shakespearian Festival are offering Open Captioned shows for those audience members with hearing losses.  If you attend a show with certified interpreters, please, applaud their efforts by waving your hands in the air.  They will appreciate the recognition.

Here’s what is being offered in our neck of the woods! Gallo Center for the Arts Modesto Symphony Orchestra The Nightmare Before Xmas Fri., Oct. 13- Sat., Oct. 14 8 PM & 2 PM   Central West Ballet Legend of Sleepy Hollow Thurs., Oct. 26 & Fri., Oct. 27: 7:30 PM   Moon Mouse: A Space Odyssey Fri., Oct. 27: 7 PM   Prospect Theater Project 33 Variations Sun., Oct. 1 (last show): 2 PM   Prospect Theatre Reading Project Doubt  - Sun., Oct. 8: 2 PM   Arabian Nights! The LightBox Theatre Company, a theatre for young audiences, returns for its third season this fall with a familiar story in the adaptation of ‘Aladdin’s Luck’ this October.  Based on the classic tale The Arabian Nights, ‘Aladdin’s Luck’ is the story of a street urchin who falls in love with a princess. Trying to impress the princess, Aladdin embarks on adventures with a magical genie. After the princess was imprisoned by an unscrupulous magician, Aladdin must

travel across the desert to rescue her by doing the thing that scares him the most…being himself. Carnegie Arts Project 250 N. Broadway, Turlock Friday, October 13 & 20 at 7 p.m. Saturday, October 14 & 21 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday, October 15 & 22 at 2 p.m. Tix: $12   General, $10   C.A.C. Members, $8  Youth/ Students Center State Conservatory Theatre The Effect of Gamma Ray will be Center Stage’s final performance in their current basement location, CSC’s Lower Level Studio. Salvador Vasquez directs, Artistic director Traci Sprague and her real-life daughters Juniper & Lorelei Sprague in a story about a wounded family unraveling at the age of innocence and at the age of no return.  Life with Beatrice, an embittered single mother, resembles a hell more than a home for her two daughters.  But Tillie, the youngest, finds her own way to connect to the world with resilience and hope.  Rounding out the rest of the cast is Cheyenne Keathley-Cimoli and Linda Scheller. CSC will finish their season at Moon & Sixpence with Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol by Tom Mula in December while they get their new home ready for their 2018 season. October 6 – 22  Fri & Sat at 8 pm, Sundays at 2 pm October 19*-21, 8pm -   “Pay what you will” night 948 Eleventh Street (Enter on J Street) Modesto, CA Tix: $10-15 Go to centerstagemodesto.com West Side Theater  One of the best theatre comedies ever is the Once Upon a Mattress.  This is a take off of the Princess and the Pea and will have you laughing throughout the show.   Performed over two weekends, Oct 20, 21, 22 and 27, 28, 29   Tix available is www.westsidetheatre.org

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Loving Luigi’s October is when baseball ends and football becomes front and center. So what goes well with both?  Pizza!  There are a lot of pizza places, but we love the local places and decided to dive right in.   Local pizza places come and go, but rarely do they stand the test of time when it comes to the three things I look for when eating at a restaurant. I look for taste, quality, and customer service! Well, Luigi’s Pizza, owned and operated by Pete Warda, surpassed every one of my tests – and with flying colors! The food was excellent and after I complemented him on the fact that his Luigi’s Pizza Facebook Page has almost 20,000 followers, eventually, I was able to get the camera shy owner to take a photo with me for the article. Not only does Luigi’s Pizza pass all of my personal tests, but this local Modesto Pizzeria has also earned Yelp’s 2016 and 2017 “Most Loved Pizza Award!” Yelp CEO, Jeremy Stoppelman, signed certificates for both years and you can find them hanging on the wall inside.  Luigi’s cooks their pizza in a brick oven with only 100% fresh ingredients! Here’s a little fun fact about Luigi’s Pizza as well: The brick oven that cooks your delicious pizza has been at that exact location, for 50 years now! As always, I brought along my Modesto View photographer and friend, Michael “MJ” Mangano. When Pete shared with us that the oven had been there for the past 50 years, MJ said, “Wow, imagine how many pizzas have been cooked in that oven through the years!” I nodded in agreement and I felt a little nostalgic as well. Pizza is tricky and people have strong

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opinions on whether they consider it fattening or healthy. Honestly though, it depends on who you ask. Pizza consists of a high portion of bread and some consider that - BAD. However, pizza also contains a large volume of vegetables and most consider that – GOOD. Either way, a lot can be said about a woman who is willing to sit down and not be fearful, when it comes to the number of calories that may enter her body in one sitting.That’s right folks; I am not afraid to own up to my “stuff!” So, with that being said, I will admit to the fact that I sat down at Luigi’s Pizza with my two children and literally demolished an entire pizza, a few chicken wings, some of their famous garlic stuffed cheesy bread balls, and their calzone! I ate ALL that food in one sitting and I don’t feel bad about it - not even a little! If you know me, then you are well aware that I am in no way a Skinny Minnie! So I definitely had no problem enjoying every single morsel and mouthful of the food we ordered! Words cannot describe the way each bite fused an abundance of flavor together, soothing and satisfying each and every one of our taste buds! In between bites and smile-filled conversation, I asked Pete our signature question, “Beatles or Stones?” He answered, “Beatles, because, well, they are THE BEATLES!” For the record, and just in case you’re concerned about the massive amounts of pizza I consumed and/or my health, after I unapologetically overindulged on the best pizza, chicken, and cheese bread I have ever had, you will be happy to know: I did top off my fat-filled meal with one of Luigi’s scrumptious salads!

Of course, I could only eat two bites of it.

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Let’s love our Modesto! Let’s embrace our Modesto! Let’s continue to spread our smiles in Modesto! C’mon Positive Peeps

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MAMA Awards 2017 - MAMA is HERE!

By Chris Murphy We are so very excited about the 2017 MAMA Awards hosted by the State Theatre on October 10 at 6:30 pm. Since 2000, we have been celebrating the best in Modesto area music.    We celebrate the venues, the events and the people that make the local music community shine.    The Modesto Area Music Association is now a non-profit organization so we will be better equipped to help promote, develop and present our local talent and make sure that our local industry is professional and ready for the world of music.     Chris Ricci and I had a vision in 2000, to celebrate the local music with all of the style and the ceremony of the Grammy awards and show that our local music talent is special and appreciated. This is truly an evening where the entire music industry comes together, all genres, all radio stations and all of the promoters.    This year, we celebrate the legendary accomplishment of Michael Allsup of Three Dog Night.   Through the course of his career, that has landed 7 Gold and 1 Platinum album, with global success with a band that is still touring today, Michael Allsup has called Modesto home. Who says you can’t rock the world and live in Modesto USA.   There will be a tribute of his music. Ken Riddick will be presenting the award to Michael Allsup who will be in attendance.   The MAMAs will also feature a special tribute to the musicians we lost in 2017:  Kevin Garcia of Grandaddy, Penny White of the Sensations, and Evin Yagegar of the Barking Dog Café.  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. Since 2001, we have had a home at the fabulous historic State Theatre of Modesto, celebrating on a stage in this beautiful 1934 theatre.  This is MAMAs house.   This year, the talent is even better, the crop of 22 categories of nominees is amazing and the sound production and the songwriting is better than ever.   

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UNPLUGGED A Moon With A View Welcome to the fall season, friends in music.

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Magic continues to fill the moon-house this month at Modesto’s newest concert home. Moon & Sixpence Music And Art House can be found at 500 S. 9th St. between E and F, nestled back in the courtyard. Doors for all concerts open half an hour prior, and it’s cash only at the door. Here’s what October has in store for us in this intimate listening space. Minor Birds blend classical piano, guitar, standup bass, and various instruments with a modern twist of dramatic indie pop and a touch of goth and grunge, seeking to create original compositions and weave tales that are otherworldly yet familiar to many. Saturday 10/7, 7:30 PM, $10. The Hollands are a full-time internationally touring family with a knack for engaging audiences and rousing a singalong. They are 21st century nomadic travelers frolicking in the organic folk revival scene. 10/8, 3 PM, $15. Subur-

by Aaron Rowan ban Paradise (formerly The High Voltage Band) are a pop-punk band from Ripon, CA making their own unique style of rock. The trio was chosen to perform on the 2015 Vans Warped Tour and chosen as a finalist to perform on The Hard Rock Cafe’s 2017 San Francisco Battle of the Bands. Friday 10/13, 8 PM, $5. Finnish folk duo Vellamo crafts ethereal folk-pop with gorgeous vocals and memorable melodic hooks, combining a love and vast knowledge of Finnish folk music with the western singersongwriter tradition in a unique and beautiful way, and creating an exotic and magical acoustic experience. Saturday 10/14, 7:30 PM, $10. Blending the harmonic innovations of jazz with the melodic resonance of folk, Max Hatt & Edda Glass evoke a world that stretches from the beaches of Rio de Janeiro to the prairies of the American west, leaving audiences with a feeling both light and deep. Sunday 10/22, 3 PM, $15. Willy Tea Taylor’s remarkable ability to sing about profound subjects in a simple way makes his songs a great place to lose yourself in well-written lyrics, alluring melodies, and a voice that ties them together with emotion as deep as the artist’s own roots. Opening act Mia Edsall is a songwriter from Bellevue, Idaho, playing guitar, 5-string

clawhammer style banjo, and accompanying herself on harp. Wednesday 10/25, 7 PM, $10. The W Lovers share a cultured blend of alt country and Americana that rings of rustic small towns and makes the listener feel warm and at home. Opening act The Darcys are a Modesto duo playing acoustic folk and Americana music - a mixture of original songs along with some covers (both obscure and more well-known.) Friday 10/27, 7 PM, $15. Harpist Erica Messer combines classical prowess and popular music arrangements in performances both beautiful and boundary-pushing. She has traded in Fauré for Fleetwood Mac and Beethoven for the Beatles. Her fellow harpist Ella Jenkins is a songwriter with blues, Celtic, folk and pop influence. Saturday 10/28, 7:30 PM, $10.

ROCKABILLY MAMAs Are Coming by Jennifer Allsup Place your votes now before it’s too late. There are so many categories to pick your favorite bands and venues. Rockabilly is our music Modesto and this category is special as Rockabilly was born here in 1938, thanks to the Maddox Brothers and Rose.  We celebrate this music today and are proud of these nominees.  It seemed just yesterday, we where honoring KC “Don Juan” Maddox at the MAMA Awards. This year’s nominees for Rockabilly stem from across the 209 as many other categories. From Stockton to the Foothills and beyond to Merced. Polyester Wags from Stockton . Playing true country with a rockabilly twist. Five members that are making an honest living entertaining the masses.  Johnny Devil and his Sins living in the foothills

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of Sonora Ca. Bringing you outlaw country and rockabilly mixed together. Johnny Devil and his Sins can be found on Hi-Ho Silver Records. Heebie Jeebies brings a dark mix to the rockabilly music scene that they call Hell country, shoegazing western songs that break your heart.   Rockin’ Rick and the Rhythm Wranglers another foothill favorite. Recently Rockin’ Rick signed with another record label out of the L.A. area and leaving his record company Hi-Ho Silver Records. It’s all about the Wild Records Company that will help them spread their all American 50’s rock n roll. Little Johnny and the Sleepwalkers out of the Merced area. Putting the hard side of rocka-

billy and making that fast paced psychobilly sound. Voodoo Killer bring it home start from their roots of Modesto, Escalon and Oakdale Ca. Voodoo Killer is new to the MAMA’s this year. But, these gentlemen and their bluesy graveyard rockabilly style is not a stranger to them. All the members have been in different bands. Playing different styles. Now they are one and man they kick butt.  Greasehound, the boys from Patterson are a strong wind of psychobilly. They have performed all over the place. Richard Romero the front man is a designer as well.  Making art for their band and other adventures.  Some might call their type of rockabilly a surf rock of sorts. I suggest you check them all out on-line and place your vote for the 2017 Modesto Area Music Awards. Voting will end very soon. MAMA night is Oct 10th at the State Theatre so place your votes before it is to late.  Voting ends at midnight Oct 8

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by Eve Oberlander

October is upon us, my

favorite month of the year because of the Modesto Area Music Awards and our city’s downtown live music Halloween celebration, The Summoning. First off I’d like to congratulate each metal MAMAnee for best metal 2017. Each band deserves to be nominated because of several important reasons. To name a few, I’d say each MAMAnee has an album, EP or is currently recording an album or about to release said album within the next few months. This is a big deal. Bands put in so much effort to produce an album from start to finish. This takes a ton of time, practice, work and money to make it possible. The bands MAMAnated have put in a ton of work in general, booking gigs with National Acts, touring, writing, recording and promoting all while attending each other’s gigs and showing support for each other. That’s special and so METAL. Who’s going to win? We will find out on October 10th. Good luck to Bavmorda, Cursed, Stigmurder, 17TEN, Nothing But Losers, Hang the Kode, Symbolik, Accidentally Murdered, Lost Horizons, and HellHeart.   This year, The Summoning, downtown on October 28th will have two heavy metal stages brought to you by Beyond the Limits Promotions and

Asylum Productions. The Summoning is a Halloween block party with 12 stages and cash prizes for best costume. The Hellraiser stage features: Echoes of the Forgotten, Painting Chaos, Lost Horizons, WHITEWOLF, From Devastation, Who Wants The Crown, and Diversity of One. The Carnevil Stage features Stigmurder, Sexy Zombie, Nexdeus, Mind Of A Machine, Hard Knox, Sir Corruptor, AGE, Ununoctium and Power of Pain. Purchase your tickets today from one of the local bands listed or visit http://halloweenmodesto. com Must be 21+ to attend. Deathworkz LLC presents Deathworkz Haunt Halloween Festival at the Turlock Fairgrounds October 27, 28 & 29th. Featuring haunted mazes, scary goods, food, eerie entertainment and live performances by Sworn To The Black, Nothing But Losers, Discordia, Stormfall, and BedHeads. For tickets please contact the bands listed or visit http://www. deathworkz.comAll Ages event. Remember you have until October 8th at 11:59 pm to Vote for all your favorites at www.modestoareamusic.com/ vote. 

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Farmers Markets are more than just places to pick up fresh produce and other market foods. Cities with real farmer’s markets are magnets for chefs, great restaurants and a population that values fresh foods and cooking. It says good things about a community that has a vibrant Farmer’s Market.  The Modesto Certified Farmer’s Market is a weekend must-do event and it’s a good chance you will see all of your friends, hear some great music, learn some great recipes. And for sure, take fantastic locally grown tastes home.   Let’s get to know Marie.  Originally from Philadelphia, Marie Uber found Modesto and boy are we lucky.   Marie and Dennis Uber have really made Modesto a tasty place. In addition to being parents and grandparents, they have been married for over 50 years, Marie is the Manager of the Modesto Certified Farmers Market and we get to enjoy the treats each Thursday and Saturday from May to December.    Marie went to school at Davis High and received her degree in Biological Sciences from CSU Stanislaus in 1981.  While at school, she was a manager at TriValley Growers Cannery so local food has been her specialty.  Dennis originally was a farmer and retired from Gallo Winery in 2015.  Marie became the Market Manager in 2007 after serving as Assistant Manager since 2004. You can’t miss Marie at the market where she also has the support of her daughter.  Market regulars recognize the regular vendors and the seasonal specialties and the market has grown and thrived under her guidance.     ModestoView: Why is the Modesto Certified Farmer’s Market so important to Modesto? Marie Uber: It features locally grown fresh seasonal produce.  The vendors are prominently interactive with those who shop there. It is now open late March through late December.  It brings together so many elements from our community; local business people, musicians and shoppers from as far away as Sacramento who come on a regular basis.  The market has gained a reputation for having diverse children’s activities, music and providing a venue where local non-profits can get their word out to a large audience very quickly.  We add so much to the community effort at healthy eating.  For instance we had 2 grants working for our community.  The first was the “Jr. Chef at the Market” where our own chef David Bradford and with partners ESRCD teaching healthy eating and cooking skills to 7th and 8th graders for 9 weeks in the summer of 2016 and 2017.   This was entirely free to the Jr High Schools who sign up: Roosevelt and La Loma who are in areas where 70%(average) have students who are on the no-cost or low-cost lunch program.  Costs ran about $1200/day for this program which the grant covered entirely along with administrative costs.  It was also designed to be MOBILE so we can partner with almost anyone and go any where now.  We also have a grant with The Ecology Action group (Berkeley) who in turn partners with

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CDFA to provide $10 free dollars to match their Food Stamp purchases at the market. And they can do this at EVERY market.  This program is called Market Match.  MM is a match program that requires that we (the market) MATCH much of the costs. By the way we are looking for sponsorships to continue the Jr Chef program into the future now that the grant has ended.   MV:  What are you most excited for when the season opens each year? MU:  Seeing the vendors who return and the shoppers, both those who are regulars and those who are new.  The shoppers here want to know and care about what they eat and who grows it.  People that shop regularly ask questions, important questions

about healthy eating. We address this with our Chef Cooking Demonstrations 2x/month.  I love talking and interacting with everyone.   MV: Do the chefs here in Modesto use the farmers market in their restaurants? MU: We see on average 5-7 local restaurant owners there every Saturday and Thursday.  We also see local Health Food stores buying large quantities of organic and other produce on a regular basis.   MV:  What is the difference between certified and non-certified? MU:  Very simply certified vendors “sell what they grow”.  Vendors with crafts for instance do not grow any part of what they sell, they put the components together to create their product.  Therefore you cannot know exactly where an item came from whereas in agricultural products where they come directly from the source and can be verified.  

MV:  How do we encourage more people to eat healthy from the market? MU:  As I talked about earlier, the chefs do a tremendous job of using our seasonal produce and demonstrating how to use them in healthy recipes, which we also provide when the chefs are cooking. The EBT and the Market Match programs help those in need to buy the healthy produce items to maintain a healthier diet   MV:   What is one of the myths of a farmers market that you would like do dispel? MU:  The market is a business owned and operated by and for the participants.  The costs of bringing the market and its activities and programs are substantial and are paid for by and large by the fees collected from the vendors.  Their pricing will be reflective of theirs and the markets operating costs.  You get what you pay for I think might sum it up.  Our vendors work hard to create a fun, pleasant  atmosphere so people can come and relax and spend time with friends and family.   MV:  Is there anything more farm to fork than this? MU: Direct to the consumer, fresh from the farm (picked that morning) is as good as it gets.   MV:   You keep a good mix of vendors with both raw and prepared foods, how does this make the market better? MU: It gives those shopping a good variety.  There is something for everybody.  I like to think we have everything from Artichokes to Zuccini.  

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MV: What do you think would make the market better if you had unlimited budget? MU:  We would be able to serve the Community better by adding even more programs than EBT (Food Stamps), Market Match, Cooking Demonstrations, and Jr Chef, etc.  I would to have more educational interactive programs for the kids that would allow the parents to shop while they play, learn and grow with us. We provide “Market Money” for school kids to come to the market and learn about farming, growing what they eat and more.  I’d like to expand it. I would also like to have parent/child and adult cooking classes at an affordable low cost fee for the entire market season.   MV:  Halloween is a special day at the Farmers Market, what makes it so fun? MU:  The vendors participate by being in costume and truly enjoy having all the kids come to their booth to trick-or-treat.  We offer substantial prizes to children and families who participate and win the costume contests.  The costumes each year are SOOOOO creative.  We have an awesome artistic community in these kids.   MV:  What are some of your favorite fall flavors?

MU: Lots of great produce comes with fall: beets, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, eggplant and grapes. There is so much its hard to pick. MV:   Describe your perfect Modesto day. MU:  Waking up to a cool breeze, a good cup of coffee and going to work at the market!   MV:  Our traditional question; Beatles or Stones?  MU:  Being a child of the sixties and a lover of music...they both brought music into a new era in different ways so I couldn’t pick one over the other. The Stones gave us all a sense of freedom and who couldn’t dance the night away to the Beatles. 

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PLANET Wild Planet Day at the Great Valley Museum by Brandilyn Brown In case you haven’t heard about it before, The Great Valley Museum’s annual Wild Planet Day is a fun event you don’t want your kids or grandkids to miss. While standard classroom settings struggle to make science fun, it’s an easy task to do for the awesome staff of volunteers at the four-floor Science Community Center at the West Campus Modesto Junior College. Not only can students with bright minds witness robot races, they can make a bat box and learn about bats from The Bat Lady, explore chemistry techniques with Enoch High School’s CSI program, and even take a trip into space! If you’ve found a “neat rock” on a recent adventure, you should bring your unidentified chunk of Earth to the Geology Club’s table to identify for you. Experienced staff members will guide you through the museum, and will bring out reptiles for your viewing delight. The planetarium, with its best-in-the-nation Carl Zeiss projector, will take you on incredible and life like tours of our universe using LED and digital technology. After “boarding the starship” and getting comfortable in your

seat, you can see the night sky above the Central Valley even in daytime. You can roam around to see any of our other eight planets, or go outside the Milky Way Galaxy and see the millions of other galaxies in our universe. Using the Zeiss, those of us who are not astronomers can now see the Great Red Spot on Jupiter, the shadow of Saturn’s rings on its surface, and the famous non-spherical moon of Mars, Phobos, which looks more like a potato than our very-round moon. There will be several shows to choose from, and each show is only additional $5. Last year we learned a lot about bats, this year special guest Park Ranger Shawn Estes will talk to us about bears. Bring the whole family and have a “beary” good time! $5 per person OR $20 for a family of 6. Parking is free on Saturdays. Saturday Oct 24th, 10am-3pm. Great Valley Museum Science Community Center MJC West Campus 2201 Blue Gum Avenue Modesto, CA 95358

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October is bewitching! By Chris Murphy

With a twitch of the nose, and a pull on the ear, there are many magi-

cal and spooky events happening all over our region. From sticky spiderwebs, to ghastly and ghoulish sounds, creepy crawlies and the heebie jeebies, this time of year is absolutely 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 Butternut squash is a great thing, this is your time. From Harvest festivals, haunted houses and ending the month with Dio de los Muertos and Halloween,  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 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 events@modestoview.com

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Dell’Osso Family Farm in Lathrop welcomes the public for their 21st Annual Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch. What began with a 5-acre Corn Maze has grown to be what the Travel Channel reports as one of the top Halloween destinations in the Nation. Significant additions and improvements have been made for this new spooky season. One of the most popular attractions is the Giant Pumpkin Ball Races where guests race Zorb Balls across a grass field. Due to popular deThis is the creepiest of them all, as this place is seriously legit. This for- mand, almost all the attractions will be now available for one mer boys work camp is now a legendary haunted site and a must-doGeneral Admission Price. pilgrimage for the serious supernatural seekers.  The Preston Castle, Purchase tickets and reservalocated in Ione, will host a series of scare tours on select weekends tions at www.pumpkinmaze. throughout October. On Halloween night, come in costume for the com Halloween Costume Ball – complete with music, a no host bar, food   and frights! 900 Palm Drive, Ione CA  7:00pm - 11:00pm October 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28   Tix are $25 http://prestoncastlehaunt.com/   Did you know there is a Spooky Area in downtown Modesto? 6th & 7th St are becoming the October 21, 2017 11am – 7pm epicenter or otherworld activBy Recbecca Harrington ity.   DayDreams and Nightmares Beauty, tradition and our cultures is the home base of all haunted collide for a magical experience. happenings with costumes and American GI Forum invites you makeup for everyone.  Housed to the 2nd Annual Dia de Los in a former morgue, you will feel Muertos, 100% free community the otherworld when you walk in.   celebration at the Tenth Street Right behind DayDreams on 6th St is the Spooky Store, Plaza, Modesto. This beautiful cultural tradition dates where there is a haunted Ghost Hunt escape room back centuries to when the Aztecs and Spanish traditions became Dia and you can even experience your own funeral and be de Los Muertos. Typically the day of celebration is Nov. 2nd with an “buried”. 11th St is the next place for you to plan your Altar/Ofrenda in the home dedicated to a loved ones who has passed. escape at Escape Modesto. There are three different There will be entertainment, vendors selling handmade artisan crafts escape experiences for you and your group to choose and more. Children and adults alike will be dressed as a Catrin or Catfrom, CSI: Modesto, King Tuts Tomb and Prison Break.  rina with the painted calavera (skeleton face) and beautifully dressed. Think you can make it out?     The celebration begins with the tra- Go check out these Modesto mystery spots ditional Aztec blessing at 11am and when you start your haunted October.  introductions. There will be ballet folklorico, local talent, face painting and games for children. The plaza will be brightly decorated and trans- 1219 N 7th St.  209-575-0023 https://www.facebook.com/daydreamsNightmaresCostumes/ formed into a Mexican Plaza. There   will be Altares in remembrance of those who have passed, beautifully decorated booths and cars. The procession will begin at 6pm beginning on J Street and will end at Plaza de Los Muertos (Tenth Street Plaza) and closing with the beautiful dances 1220 6th St of Ballet Folklorico Anahuac Aztec dancers. For a schedule of events, 912 11th St.  Modesto 209-425-7356 www.spookadar.com go to our FB fan page, Dia de Los Muertos-Modesto or email Rebecca.   209-324-5190 harringtonddlm@gmail.com.    

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Please note, both of these haunted houses have new locations this year so they can be bigger, badder and scarier.

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  

Weird Science! - October 21

Haunted Houses Wanna see something really scary?

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 totally new location at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds with the haunts will provide scarier haunted scenes,  haunted treats, cosplay, blackout nights and more.      @deathworkz  October 27, 28, 28  please check www.deathworkz.com as the event gets close.  

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. Special appearance by Avery Klemm aka Rick Grimes this Friday the 28th only. He will be posing for pics with guests and will be a part of a special giveaway. They have a new location this year at the Halloween Guys Store.   Check it out. www.higbeehorrorhaunt.com/ @higbeehorrorhaunt  

Shop Local

Hey friends, when we are doing our Halloween shopping, we go to The Halloween Guys on Dale Road. These are our local friends who are bringing us the Halloween madness and décor and they are local people.   Let’s shop local for our haunts this year.  On facebook at @thehalloweenguys and http://www.thepartyguys.party/    Parties and Festivals

The Summoning - October 28 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 28th, 2017 at 6PM.  Tix are $10. http://halloweenmodesto.com/  

Family Friendly Events 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/

Ghosts and Ghouls Beer and Wine Bash - Oct 28 Grab your costumes and get dressed to enjoy a haunted train ride through the foothills. The Patty Castillo Davis Band will be rockin the rails as you party into the night with your favorite scary friends. Tix are $70 and include beer and wine tastings. 5PM www.sierrarailroad.com 330 S Sierra, Oakdale (800) 866-1690  

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. Music is always one of the crowd favorites at the faire, and this year check out one of the hottest Irish rock bands, The Brick Top Blaggers. Also back by popular demand we will have on stage the Hobo Goblins’. The Hobo’s perform a crazed type of folk-rock music that will wake the dead and get them dancing. The Black Irish Band.   will also be around for the ride, providing 100% pure pub-rock to the stage, Don’t miss storytellers, magicians, sideshow freaks, hypnotists, psychics and fortunetellers. Gracing our stages will be Professor Algernon “Steampunk Illusionist”, the Pirate Skool, and live action combat in the battle arena between Vikings & Celts. When: Saturday, Oct, 28th- 12pm – 11pm             Sunday, Oct, 29th- 11am - 6pm  Presale tix start at $12  Tix in Modesto at Barkers Music http://www.allhallowsfaire.com/  

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SONGWRITING October Originals by Patty Castillo Davis

Everyone who knows me knows that I always get a request to sing Linda Ronstadt’s version of “Blue Bayou”. This song is one of the most beloved in my repertoire and was written by Roy Orbison and Joe Melson in 1961. Before I and thousands of other folks covered this song, it was a new creation, a fresh idea, an original story from two men’s imaginations to share. Our scene is rife with musicians who fashion innovative music. I’d like to give one last push for our local Songwriter nominees for the Modesto Area Music Awards category Unplugged/Singer Songwriter. Tractor Boy Chris Ward makes his home in Oakdale and plays regularly locally and in the Foothills. Tractor Boy’s tongue-in-cheek style fuses Honky Tonk Punk Rock with Comedic Alternative. Me & You The Duo are newlyweds Tyler and Christina Bates based out of Modesto. Inspired by the band Civil Wars, they take their harmonies seriously and on point. Already commanding television, radio and a successful single- enjoy them live on October 4 at the Barkin Dog MAMAnees showcase at 7pm. Cole Hinkle, a Lodi native has an old soul and his focus is on a career in Country music, influenced by Johnny Paycheck he has traveled to the Country Music mecca and played the famous Blue Bird Café in Nashville. Buy his EP entitled “Fallen”on iTunes and Spotify. Dale Huff ’s inspiration came from attending Johnny and Kelly’s local shows and made the move to open mic opportunities where he gained a following. Oct 13 Dale will be at Bookie’s ,music starts at 9 pm. Mattea Overstreet’s familiar Indie-Girl vocals

make her precisely on trend and her “Ladymagic” keeps her busy. Jordan Waters is making tracks across the region with his positive attitude, activist heart and catchy original material. On Oct. 3 Jordan will be a strolling musician during the Downtown Sampler. Nathan Ignacio is a One Man Band. Playing Guthrie, Dylan, and Cash inspired tunes from Modesto to the Foothills, you will be entertained. Mondo Mariscal is the 2017 Stockton/ Modesto NASH Next competition winner. In November, Mondo and 9 other finalists from across the country will compete in Nashville to be the NEXT Nashville hitmaker! You can experience his Country offerings on Oct. 13 at 8pm at Woodbridge Crossing. Stevie Vasquez honed his many transformations of style at the Queen Bean open mic and feels ready to embrace his original voice whether it be with secular or sacred music. Kayla Just’s debut single “California” conjures up a pleasant, accustomed female sound. Oct. 4 at the Barkin Dog you can hear Kayla. Showtime is 7pm. Deva Sunday Breakfast music includes Geovannie Brooks 10/1, Nathan Ignacio 10/8, Poorhouse Millionaires 10/15, Tim and Patty 10/22 and Me and You-the Duo 10/29. Join the Patty Castillo Davis Band at the First United Methodist Church’s Downtown Music Series on 10/6, during the Dia De Los Muertes Art Walk on 10/ 19 and on the Sierra Dinner Train’s Haunted Masquerade Ball 10/28.

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MAMA MAMAs Turning 18 by Middagh Goodwin The Modesto Area Music Awards celebrates performers from around the greater Modesto Area. Over the last 18 Years, we have seen some Winners go on to National and International Fame; Flying Blind, Grandaddy, Moonshine Bandits, DEV, UVR, and Megan Slankard have all found success beyond the 209. This year the MAMAs celebrate 18 years and I am sure that Murphy and Ricci had no idea that they would still be hosting the Show all these years later. It is a testament to how much talent we have in the area.We can only hope that many of this year’s class are recognized beyond just receiving the stainless steel Carhop trophy. The talent is there as well as the drive for many of the nominees. The Event is Free but is invite only. Remember this is a Black Tie encouraged event so dress to impress.  Voting went live on September 1st and will end on October 8th. 21 Categories with over 230 nominees to choose from. Everything from Rock to Rap, Jazz to Metal. The Awards Show will once again take place at the Historic State Theatre in downtown Modesto, CA. With any good awards show, there will be tons of Music

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BLUES My Birthday Month Hello everybody and welcome to the best month of the year aka my birthday month! I’m turning 41 and I’m having more fun than ever. It’s music, I say music, that is the fountain of youth and on that note, let’s talk shows. On the 3rd is an event called the Downtown Sampler and if you head to the 10th St Plaza to hear me with the Poorhouse Millionaires starting at 5:30pm and get a taste of all Modesto has to offer. The next evening at CR2 Wednesday Friendsday welcomes Nathan Ignacio and Mattea Overstreet at 8pm. On the 6th you have 2 great options: you can see Rob Hill Band at the Rotary Club Mixer in Modesto or you can check out Big Earl and the Cryin’ Shame at Valley Brews in Stockton. Jumping ahead to the 11th Cole Hinkle will open Wednesday Friendsday with the Voodoo Killers for a great night of music. There’s a big show in Folsom on the 12th: William Bell, Bobby Rush and Charlie Musselwhite are playing the Harris Center. All 3 of these fellas are blues royalty. This is a mustsee show for the serious blues nuts out there. If you like your Blues served with a side of Rock and Roll I suggest you head over to

Kim Wilson of the Fabulous Thunderbirds the Gallo Center on Oct 13th for a night with the Fabulous Thunderbirds. The original Kim Wilson is one of the most amazing performers I have ever seen, no joke. I saw him hold a large crowd in silence for almost 10 minutes while he sang and played a capella at the State several years ago. Plus their songs “Tuff Enuff ” and “Wrap It Up” are two of my all-time favorites. Joe Medwick’s Funky Floorboards will be at CR2 for Wednesday Friendsday on the 18th. Just a couple days latter on the 20th Poorhouse Millionaires are playing at 108 Sports Lounge in Riverbank. Oct 25th Members of Buffalo Buffalo Mk White and Adam Bishop will be sharing the bill with Washboard Monkeys for Wednesday Friendsday at CR2.

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JAZZ If you luv music you’re gonna love this by Eric Benson And the first day of fall has not arrived a minute too soon. It has been a great summer with all the festivities but with 100 degrees days has had me sweating in places I did not know had sweat glands. So on to the changing of the seasons, pumpkins, all hollows eve and more. A big shout out to John Griswold and friends that put on a monthly event at a Ripon Winery with sold out shows this season, can’t wait to see what John has in store for next year! This month is the MAMA Awards, live from the State Theatre on October 10. I hope that you vote for all of the amazing musicians you see at our events here in town.  Many of the nominees play at the Barking Dog and other venues in our area.   Vote today at www.modestoareamusic. com and support our local music community.  Blue Monday Invitational Jam returns to the Barkin’ Dog Grill this Oct 8thth some heavy hitting Latin players. On the gig Gustavo Ramirez Cuban Pianist, Danilo Pais on lead vocals and percussion, and Carlos Caro Cuban percussionist on Latin percussion  Hosting the jam House band Ultra Lounge, Johnny Valdes guitar, Tim Allen bass, vocals, Dave Hawks on

drums, Horns Kevin Marin, and Marty Martinez , and John Burt Sax, Eric Benson also on Keys. We will be playing some Latin, Jazz, Funk, and a little of everything else.   Show from 7 to 10 PM with food and drink available in an all age venue. Call the Dog for reservations: 5722341.  If you play, come on down and sit in with the best musicians in the area, or to listen and dance, it’s gonna’ be smoking! The Barkin’ Dog Grill’s lineup for Oct features: Oct 6th Johnny Pistola Band, 7th; David Dow & Friends, 9th; Blue Monday Party, 10th; second Tuesday poetry reading, Gillian Wegener, 13th Valley Jazz Company, 14th Mario Flores Latin Jazz Band, 19th Art Walk with Dave Dow, 20th Tim Allen, Patty Castillo show, and 28th Fallrisk Blues Band. And Dave Dow host’s the every

Thursday night Jazz jam session. The Gallo Center for Oct futures; Oct 6th; Ken Block voices of Hollywood, 7th Australian Bee Gees tribute, 8th Paul Anka, 11th Christopher Cross, 13th Fabulous Thunderbirds with Kim Wilson. The State Theatre has some spooky things in store for Oct; Rocky Horror Picture Show cot 8th, Z is for Zombie 14th, Night of the Living Dead 21st, and Halloween 26th. Come back out for Dia De Los Muertos Third Thursday Art Walk 5 to 9:00 PM on Oct 19 for some great art and music in the downtown! Lowdown on the jam session in the downtown: Queen Bean Sundays open mike night also in an all age environment.  So take some time out to hear some live music and the arts of our own town as well this month, think globally and act locally.  All the best, peace out! Eric Benson, cell 209- 918-7033, email; Mbenson@ fire2wire.com.

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COMEDY Hello, hello, hello by Felicia Aleman Hello, hello, hello. It’s October, and while you are

thinking of Halloween, some of us are thinking about the MAMA Awards. Vote for your favorite comic at www.ModestoAreaMusic.com until October 8. The 2017 nominees are Jason Sohm, Anthony K., Serena Gamboa, Chris Teicheira, Taylor Evans, Nick Larson, Connor Martin, Saul Trujillo, AJ Demello and Felicia Aleman (me, yay!) There are numerous categories for music genres and venues so you can support all your favorite local performers. Winners are announced October 10. SPOTLIGHT CHEROOT: I spoke with Anthony Krayenhagen, better know as comic Anthony K. Anthony has been performing for nine years and is a full-time comic who tours nationwide. He has also been producing Cheroot Comedy Night on Tuesdays for almost two years. Anthony hosts both local and national comics, making Cheroot Modesto’s premier comedy venue. This free show starts at 8 (but always fills early). Surprise announcement:  Starting in October there will be even more comedy as the show moves to every Tuesday instead of twice monthly. Anthony can be reached on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media @AnthonyKComedy. To see the video of my interview with Anthony K and find out why he doesn’t announce his headliners, go to my Facebook page Felicia Aleman Comedy.

UPCOMING LOCAL SHOWS: Modesto: Thurs. October 5, 7:30, Queen Bean AJ Demello presents Stand Up for Charity, Luke Soin headlining. All money collected will go to Love Modesto. Every Wednesday, 7 p.m.: Wednesday Friendsday at CR2 (Oakdale and Sylvan) music show with comedy host $5 Turlock: Wed. October 25, 9 AJ Demello presents Ha Sauce Delight College Comedy Night with headliner Saul Trujillo at the Pizza Factory, Geer Road. Stockton: Thurs October 5, 8:30 p.m. FREE Koes Comedy Night hosted by Dave Touchstone  209 COMICS ON THE GO:  Sacramento October 25, 8, $15: Oakdale native Tom Bomb is producing his first show at Laugh’s Unlimited with Adam Hunter headlining. Last, but not least, tune into www.MutinyRadio.FM Saturdays from 2-4 p.m. where comic Jen Eros hosts her show “Friends with Jennifits”.  OPEN MICS: Want to try comedy or find out how jokes are made? Go to an open mic Every Wednesday at 9: Cactus Restaurant, Woodbridge, Dave Touchstone hosting Wednesday, October 25: Outpost Saloon Waterford 8:30. This is usually a showcase, however, October will be an open mic with special guests. If you need to hear from me before next month, you can find me on Facebook at Felicia Aleman Comedy, or you can e-mail me at FeliciaA209@ gmail.com

GEEK Classic Comic Con by Middagh Goodwin Modesto is blessed to not just be near so many great events but to have many of them happening right here in our own little town. October 27-29th at the Modesto Centre Plaza dress up as your favorite characters from video games, comic books, tv, and movies and enjoy an extended Halloween weekend at Modesto’s Classic Comic-Con. With all the fun of the big Pop Culture Conventions but without the long drive or high ticket prices. Tickets are $10 a day or $15 for the weekend in advance or $15 at the door. Several special guests have been announced including quite a few from the high rated TV Show, Supernatural. Meet Nicki Aycox(who rumor has it this will be her last Con), Corin Nemec(SG-1), Lew Temple(Walking Dead), Britt Irvin(Smallville/MyLittle Pony) just to name a few. There will be cosplay guest too, including Ginny DiGuiseppi, Joey Orten(with his full Captain America display), CreepsCreations and Wynsom Rose to name just a few.  Add a Stargate and 67 Impala(Baby Replica) a Tardis, fan groups representing nearly every

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rule of thumb of what I should & shouldn’t eat is that, if this type of food wasn’t around during biblical times, there is a good chance it’s not very healthy for you to eat. In a more simplistic view; I don’t remember ever seeing any Big Macs on the table in Leonardo da Vinci ‘s Famous painting of my Lord and Savior’s Last Supper. Live, breath, eat well and stay active for a healthier tomorrow and you.

ZEN Yin and Yang by Mary Layton There is an ancient symbol from China that has pervaded western culture. We all have seen it around health food stores, martial art classes and bookstores, on T shirts and hats: The Yin and Yang symbol. A circle divided into two teardrop- shaped halves, one white, the other black. Within each half is a smaller circle of the opposite color. What does it mean? In a nutshell, the Yin and Yang symbol  is a concept in Taoist philosophy representing perfect balance. As with many of the other Eastern philosophies such as Zen, the Tao is an experience rather than a “thought”. It holds that all beings and even the

universe itself, are made up of two forces called Yin and Yang. The Yin principle (the black half of the circle) represents darkness, cold and femininity and invites withdrawal, rest and passivity. The Yang principle (the white half of the circle) represents light, heat and masculinity generating expansion, activity, even aggression.  Within each half is a smaller circle of the opposite color telling us that each principle has a little element of the other. This is what constitutes a healthy whole. Although they are opposites, Yin and Yang reside together, interact with each other and unite as one. Everything has positive and negative elements within itself. A symbol so concise, describing all of life - is truly amazing! In a continuous flow of becoming and transforming, everything always moves in one direction or the other. Up or down, toward day or toward night, toward lightness or heaviness, growth or decline, life or death. One thing for sure, is that the two forces do not represent good or evil. The Yin aspect of things is just as important as the Yang, you cannot have one without the other. For more info go to : taichi4modesto.com or call (209)572-4518

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ALL AGES Autism is a factor in every community, and Modesto is no different. Modesto has incredible programs to support children and adults who have autism. At all high schools there are two programs, Pura Vida Club and Pals. Pura Vida translates to Pure Life and is a club supporting high functioning autistic students. These students are typically are in general education classes, and have one only period together to better their social skills and to meet new friends. I spend every day with Downey’s special education students through the PALS program. For one period, I get to help low functioning autistic students go through their adaptive physical education class. Because of these kids, I am excited to go to school. They, without fail, make my day with their optimistic attitudes and their constant strives towards their daily goals. If you are a high school student, I 100% recommend getting involved in these programs because I have gained more knowledge than in any other core class. If you have or know an autistic child, The State Theatre is showing three wonderful movies (UP, Home and Sing) that are entirely sensory friendly. The lights will be on, the sound will be low, and all autistic families are welcome to come for free! Disney’s UP (my favorite), will be shown on October 11th at 4:00 PM and you can find all the other times and

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BARGAIN Autumn is Here! By Monica Barber

Autumn is here and the unmistakable cool air welcomes you in the morning and evening. The colors of the trees shift from green to red to yellow and Ms. M finds herself watching the cars go by while she waits for her film at The State Theatre. The steady hum of the streets makes you feel welcome as the chill of the air tries to keep you indoors. There’s never a bad time the right time to step out of the house and plenty of bargains to experience in October. Start the month off on the right foot with the Modesto Downtown Sampler October 3rd. If you’ve ever wondered what Downtown Modesto has to offer in the restaurants and more then come out to the sampler. For $20 you will be delighted to experience over 25 of downtown’s favorite cuisine, live entertainment & more. 5:30-9:30pm. Info: http://www. modestosampler.com/ Being dressed to impress never goes out of fashion and the ladies of Nonchalant Casual Boutique are celebrating the 5th anniversary of their store with a one-night only special sale. Head out for a night of fun shopping, sipping cocktails and savings galore on October 12th from 6-8pm. Your thirst for shopping will be quenched with clothing, accessories and more for their Thirsty Thursday event. 2307 Oakdale Rd #804. Info call 209-408-0589 or https://nonchalantboutique.com/

It doesn’t feel like Fall until you’ve experienced the Downtown Harvest Festival. October 14th welcomes the annual Downtown Harvest Festival & Car Show in Downtown Modesto. This family friendly event offers a pumpkin patch, live music, food vendors, cos play, artisans and craftsmen activities for the whole family and more fun to enjoy. 10am to 4pm. Info: https://www.facebook.com/DowntownModestoHarvestFestival/ Halloween is all about the adventure to the Haunted House and getting your candy. This year head over to the McHenry Museum for your not-so scary good time October 26th-29th. From 4:30-8:00p on Halloween weekend the Museum will be transformed into the most fun Haunted House with a maze featuring fun Halloween characters. It’s an all ages fun time that the kids will remember. Little ones are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes, play games and make crafts. Tickets $5. Proceed benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Stanislaus County. 1402 I St (the corner of 14th and I Street) Info: 209-222-5830 A little coffee with a side of custom classic cars is a great way to end the month. The monthly event Coffee and Cars will descend upon downtown on October 29th. Head downtown and take in all the custom classics from 8am-11am. 10th & 11th streets will be closed from J to H streets.. Free Admission. Info: https://www.carsandcoffeemodesto. com/ Enjoy your October! Happy Halloween, Modesto! Kisses, m.

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City of Modesto

Waste Tire Recycling Events

FREE DISPOSAL ON DATES LISTED BELOW Funded by a grant from the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)

Questions? 94 Call (209) 577-54

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October 1 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 33 Variations Acoustic Live Brunch Music Champagne Brunch Buffet Country Music Jam with Dancing and Free Potluck FOE Breakfast Karaoke with Buck Stallion Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Maye Nee Maye Peace Officer Memorial Run Queen Bean Open Mic Night Seniors Club Breakfast Sunday Funday The Big Mix VFW Breakfast Whisperin’ Bill Anderson October 2 Dance Exercise Class Josh Rosenblum Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Mommy & Me Art Class Overreaters Anonymous Preschool Story Time ToastMasters Meeting Trivia Night WCPL Poker Mondays Wiggle Worms October 3 Acoustic Jam at Queen Bean Anthony K Comedy Night Downtown Modesto Sampler Forever Young Dance Club Golden Valley Chorus Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Magic Frontier Tournament Name That Tune NAMI Support Group Nick Campos Poetry Open Mic Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Successful Thinkers Network Mtg Sweet Lu’s Open Mic Tilted Tuesdays w/DJ Tease Tipsy Tuesdays Toastmaster Supper Club Trivia Tuesday Turlock Seniors Dance Ukelele Funstrummers Jam Wee Move & Play Wiggle Worms Yoga with Rosa October 4 80s night/DJ Gully Art Class with Patrick Barr & Kristin Moore Country Dance Lessons Creole Jazz Kings Figure Drawing Drop In Free Knit and Crochet Class Free QiGong Class Global Climate Change Update Horseshoe tournament IE The Magician In One Accord Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner Open MIc Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime Riverbank Golden Ages Trax on Wax Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong WCPL Poker Wednesdays Wee Move & Play Wig Out Wednesdays Wiggle Worms Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday October 5 Beer Flight Night Casanova’s Night Club David Dow & friends Jam Johnny & Kelly Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Karaoke/Lip Sync Kyle the Great Line Dancing Live Music

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Location Cruisers, McHenry & Kiernan Prospect Theater Project, Modesto Deva Cafe, J St, Modesto Surla’s, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Eagles Hall, 126 Camellia Way Speakeasy, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Gallo Center For the Arts Gallo Center For the Arts Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry Avenue The Udder Place, Turlock Crocodile’s, Modesto VFW Hall, Modesto Gallo Center For the Arts Salida Library P. Wexford’s, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto The Chartreuse Muse, Modesto Sutter Gould Office, McHenry Village Keyes Library 200 W. Roseburg Ave, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Tilted Turtle, Modesto Modesto Library Queen Bean Coffee House, Modesto Cheroot Cigar Lounge, Modesto Downtown Modesto Modesto Senior Center Mancini Hall, Modesto Rivets Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Utopia Games , Modesto Twisted Pig, Modesto Oakdale Library Maxis at DoubleTree, Modesto Queen Bean Coffee House, Modesto Ceres Library Denair Library Keyes Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Round Table Pizza, 3848 McHenry Sweet Lu’s. Ceres Tilted Turtle, Modesto Shooters Pub and Grill, Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry Avenue P. Wexford’s, Modesto 11914 Cahill St, Turlock Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Ceres Library Modesto Library Patterson Library Boardroom, Modesto Queen Bean Coffee House, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Shooter’s Pub & Grill Mistlin Gallery Modesto Waterford Library NTouch, Modesto MJC West Campus Shively’s Bar & Grill, Oakdale Rivets Modesto Strings, Turlock Ridgway’s, Modesto Sabatino’s, Modesto P. Wexfords Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Empire Library Keyes Library Newman Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library 3600Santa Fe St, Riverbank Speakeay, Modesto First Methodist Church, Modesto Titled Turtle, Modesto Ceres Library Tiki Lounge, Modesto Salida Library Redwood Café, Modesto Maxi’s at DoubleTree, Modesto Redwood Cafe, Modesto Crocodile’s, Modesto Barking Dog Grill P. Wexford’s, Modesto Kaiser Dale Rd, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Sabatino’s, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Surla’s, Modesto

Oakdale Museum & History Center Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Spanish Preschool Storytime Stand Up for Charity Tastes of the Valley Valley Lighter October 6 1st Friday Street Faire Battered Beaver Live DJs Black HeART Market with Remedy Craft Grab David Dow & friends Jam DJ Tease Funstrummers Gig Band Rehearsal Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Ken Block Live Again Live Music Mattea Overstreet Nathan Ignacio Neil & Matt Neil Buettner Oakdale LEGO Day Patty Castillo Davis Rick Barnes Rocky Horror Picture Show Science Night Teens Rockin’ Jump The Weekend Dance Party Unplugged Live Music VFW Hamburger Night Village Dancers of the Valley Window Horses October 7 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Annual Pig & Oyster Fest Australian Bee Gees B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Battered Beaver DJ Awal Bilingual Preschool Storytime DJ Tease Downtown Fall Days Foam Party Pt 2 Folk Dancing Lessons Free Backyard Composting Class Free Paper Shredding Grover Anderson Hughson Oktoberfest International Heritage Festival Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Music LoCash Meditation with Susie Minor Birds Oakdale Museum & History Center Oktoberfest Old Skool Saturdays Open Air Market Paperback Writer Peppermint Rhythm & Brews Festival Rockin’ Saturdays Saturday Easy D Ride Tasting Room Open The Madness Remains The Weekend Dance Party Turlock Expo! Western Day Wild West Gala - Society for disABILITIES October 8 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Acoustic Live Brunch Music Camellia Society Meeting Champagne Brunch Buffet Country Music Jam with Dancing and Free Potluck David Perez Band FOE Breakfast Karaoke with Buck Stallion Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Manteca Senior Dance Paul Anka Queen Bean Open Mic Night Rhythm & Brews Festival Seniors Club Breakfast Shop til You Drop Sunday Funday The Big Mix The Hollands USA Dance Ballroom Dancing VFW Breakfast October 9 Blue Monday Jam Creative Clay Art Class Dance Exercise Class Gavin DeGraw

212 West F Street Hughson Library Salida Library Modesto Library Queen Bean Coffee House, Modesto Stanislaus County Fair, Turlock Nino’s Place, Modesto 10th Street Plaza, Modesto Battered Beaver, Oakdale Queen Bean Coffee House, Modesto Tri-Chromatic Gallery, Modesto Barking Dog Grill Boardroom, Modesto Church of the Brethren, Modesto Great Valley Museum Rivets Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Gallo Center For the Arts O’Brians Tavern, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Surla’s, Modesto Bourbon Barrel, Sonora Speakeasy, Modesto Redwood Cafe, Modesto Oakdale Public Library First Methodist Church, Modesto The Fruit Yard, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto MJC West Campus Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Crocodile’s, Modesto Queen Bean, Modesto VFW Hall, Modesto Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock State Theatre, Modesto Chevron, 815 Kansas, Modesto Rite Aid, Pelandale & Sisk Nino’s Place, Modesto Gallo Center For the Arts Oakdale Bicycle Shop Battered Beaver, Oakdale Modesto Library Speakeasy, Modesto Downtown Oakdale Climax Bar, 7th Modesto Carnegie Arts Center. Turlock MJC East Campus 1625 McHenry Blvd Bourbon Barrel, Sonora LeBright Baseball Field, Hughson Modesto Junior College East Campus Ridgway’s, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Turlock Community Theatre, Turlock Intrinsic Elements Modesto Moon & Sixpence, Modesto 212 West F Street Emanuel Lutheran Church, Modesto Shooters Modesto Yogurt Station, Oakdale State Theatre, Modesto The Brave Bull, Modesto Weber Point Events Center, Stockton Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Oakdale Bike Shop Do Good Distillery, Modesto Nino’s Place, Modesto Crocodile’s, Modesto Stanislaus County Fair, Turlock Oakdale Rodeo Grounds, Oakdale Durrer Barn Cruisers, McHenry & Kiernan Deva Cafe, J St, Modesto Adventist Church Fellowship Hall, Modesto Surla’s, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto St Jude’s Catholic Church, Ceres Eagles Hall, 126 Camellia Way Speakeasy, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto 295 Cherry Lane, Manteca Gallo Center For the Arts Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Weber Point Events Center, Stockton Denny’s 1525 McHenry Avenue 424 Shadow Creek Ave, Oakdale The Udder Place, Turlock Crocodile’s, Modesto Moon & Sixpence, Modesto Odd Fellows Hall, Hughson VFW Hall, Modesto Barking Dog Grill The Chartreuse Muse, Modesto Salida Library Turlock Community Theatre, Turlock

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Have fun and be Safe! • Please Designate a Driver Josh Rosenblum John Lennon’s Birthday Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Overreaters Anonymous Preschool Story Time Trivia Night WCPL Poker Mondays Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms October 10 2nd Tuesday poetry reading with Gillian Wegener Acoustic Jam at Queen Bean Andy Hackbarth Bingo East of Eden Forever Young Dance Club Golden Valley Chorus Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Magic Frontier Tournament Modesto Area Music Awards Name That Tune Nick Campos Poetry Reading with Gillian Wegener Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Successful Thinkers Network Mtg Sweet Lu’s Open Mic The Good Long Whiles Tilted Tuesdays w/DJ Tease Tipsy Tuesdays Toastmaster Supper Club Trivia Tuesday Turlock Seniors Dance Ukelele Funstrummers Jam Wee Move & Play Wiggle Worms Wind Ensemble Concert Yoga with Rosa October 11 80s night/DJ Gully Art Class with Patrick Barr & Kristin Moore Christopher Cross Country Dance Lessons Creole Jazz Kings Figure Drawing Drop In Free Knit and Crochet Class Free QiGong Class Global Climate Change Update Horseshoe tournament IE The Magician In One Accord Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Lunch Hour Meditation McHenry Mansion Tea Sampling Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner Open MIc 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 Up WCPL Poker Wednesdays Wee Move & Play Wig Out Wednesdays Wiggle Worms Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday October 12 Beer Flight Night Casanova’s Night Club David Dow & friends Jam Healthy Eating Class JerLisa Stitches of Love Teddy Bear Project Johnny & Kelly Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Karaoke/Lip Sync Kyle the Great Line Dancing Live Music Oakdale Museum & History Center Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Spanish Preschool Storytime October 13 Aladdin’s Luck Battered Beaver Live DJs Community Block Party DJ Tease

P. Wexford’s, Modesto All over the world Ridgway’s, Modesto Sutter Gould Office, McHenry Village Keyes Library The Udder Place, Turlock Tilted Turtle, Modesto Modesto Library Modesto Library Barking Dog Grill Queen Bean Coffee House, Modesto Turlock Community Theatre, Turlock Tiki Lounge, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Modesto Senior Center Mancini Hall, Modesto Rivets Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Utopia Games , Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Twisted Pig, Modesto Maxis at DoubleTree, Modesto Barking Dog Grill Ceres Library Denair Library Keyes Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Round Table Pizza, 3848 McHenry Sweet Lu’s. Ceres Knights Ferry General Store, Knights Ferry Tilted Turtle, Modesto Shooters Pub and Grill, Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry Avenue P. Wexford’s, Modesto 11914 Cahill St, Turlock Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Ceres Library Modesto Library Stanislaus State, Turlock Patterson Library Boardroom, Modesto Queen Bean Coffee House, Modesto Gallo Center For the Arts The Udder Place, Turlock Shooter’s Pub & Grill Mistlin Gallery Modesto Waterford Library NTouch, Modesto MJC West Campus Shively’s Bar & Grill, Oakdale Rivets Modesto Strings, Turlock Ridgway’s, Modesto Intrinsic Elements, Modesto McHenry Mansion Gift Shop Sabatino’s, Modesto P. Wexfords Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Empire Library Keyes Library Newman Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library 3600Santa Fe St, Riverbank Denny’s 1525 McHenry Avenue First Methodist Church, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Titled Turtle, Modesto Ceres Library Tiki Lounge, Modesto Salida Library Redwood Café, Modesto Maxi’s at DoubleTree, Modesto Redwood Cafe, Modesto Crocodile’s, Modesto Barking Dog Grill Kaiser Bangs Medical Modesto 4300 Dale Road, Modesto P. Wexford’s, Modesto Kaiser Dale Rd, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Sabatino’s, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Surla’s, Modesto 212 West F Street Hughson Library Salida Library Modesto Library Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock Battered Beaver, Oakdale Newman Family Resource Center Boardroom, Modesto

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Funstrummers Gig Band Rehearsal Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program Higbee Horror Haunt Hughson Senior Dance & Potluck Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Music Mattea Overstreet MSO Nightmare Before XMas Neil & Matt Neil Buettner Oakdale LEGO Day Rick Barnes Sneaky Bones/Sam Weber Stan State’s Jazz Ensemble Suburban Paradise Teens Rockin’ Jump The Fabulous Thunderbirds The Weekend Dance Party Theresa Caputo Unplugged Live Music Veio VFW Hamburger Night Victoria & Abdul Village Dancers of the Valley October 14 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 33rd Annual Harvest Festifall Aladdin’s Luck Aladdin’s Luck B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Battered Beaver DJ Awal Bilingual Preschool Storytime Chi Chi Devayne DJ Tease Fall Harvest Fall into Fall Folk Dancing Lessons Frida Higbee Horror Haunt Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Light the Night Live Music Mariachi Concert Mario Flores Latin Jazz Band MSO Nightmare Before XMas Oakdale Cowdog Challenge Oakdale Museum & History Center Old Skool Saturdays Paint Night Riverbank Wine & Cheese Rockin’ Saturdays Rocktober Fest Saturday Easy D Ride St Joseph’s Jubilee Tasting Room Open The Weekend Dance Party Tom Drinnon Uke Jamz USA Dance Chapter Vellamo Walnut’s Carnival Wild Planet Day Z for Zombie October 15 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 33rd Annual Harvest Festifall Aladdin’s Luck Alien Champagne Brunch Buffet Country Music Jam with Dancing and Free Potluck EuroSunday Car Club Fall Harvest FOE Breakfast Glenn Miller Tribute Jeremy Camp Karaoke with Buck Stallion Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Modesto Jazz Society Jam Session Poorhouse Duo Queen Bean Open Mic Night Riverbank Wine & Cheese Seniors Club Breakfast St Joachim Festival Stanislaus Humanist’s Coffee Klatch Sunday Funday The Big Mix VFW Breakfast October 16 Dance Exercise Class Josh Rosenblum Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Overreaters Anonymous Preschool Story Time ToastMasters Meeting Trivia Night WCPL Poker Mondays Wiggle Worms

Church of the Brethren, Modesto Great Valley Museum 2936 Veneman Dr, Modesto 2307 Fourth St, Hughson Rivets Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Surla’s, Modesto Gallo Center For the Arts Speakeasy, Modesto Redwood Cafe, Modesto Oakdale Public Library The Fruit Yard, Modesto Bourbon Barrel, Sonora Stanislaus State, Turlock Moon & Sixpence, Modesto Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Gallo Center For the Arts Crocodile’s, Modesto Bob Hope Theater, Stockton Queen Bean, Modesto The Tilted Turtle, Modesto VFW Hall, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock Chevron, 815 Kansas, Modesto Rite Aid, Pelandale & Sisk Historic Columbia Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock Oakdale Bicycle Shop Battered Beaver, Oakdale Modesto Library Climax Bar, 7th Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Vintage Faire Mall, Modesto Downtown Oakdale Carnegie Arts Center. Turlock State Theatre, Modesto 2936 Veneman Dr, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Graceada Park, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Grand Theatre, Tracy Barking Dog Grill Gallo Center For the Arts Oakdale Rodeo Grounds, Oakdale 212 West F Street Shooters Modesto The Pub & Lounge, Manteca Antigua Event Center, Riverbank Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Whisky Barrel, Stockton Oakdale Bike Shop Gallo Center For the Arts Do Good Distillery, Modesto Crocodile’s, Modesto Bourbon Barrel, Sonora Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock IOOF Lodge, Hughson Moon & Sixpence, Modesto Walnut Elementary, Turlock Great Valley Museum State Theatre, Modesto Cruisers, McHenry & Kiernan Historic Columbia Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock State Theatre, Modesto Surla’s, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Village Baking, Modesto Vintage Faire Mall, Modesto Eagles Hall, 126 Camellia Way Gallo Center For the Arts Bob Hope Theater, Stockton Speakeasy, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Shooters, Clarion Inn, Modesto Deva Cafe, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Antigua Event Center, Riverbank Denny’s 1525 McHenry Avenue St Joachim’s Catholic Church, Newman Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Crocodile’s, Modesto VFW Hall, Modesto

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

Rite Aid

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

Cruisers

4911 McHenry Ave, Modesto

Turlock Original Certified Farmer’s Market Stanislaus County Fairgrounds. 8-1 pm 

209 Farm Fresh Produce delivers your orders to the meet-up points. Order on their website, 209farmfreshproduce.com, or you can call or text your order 209277-6719 and they we meet up for you to pick up your orders. (year-round)

Salida Library P. Wexford’s, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Sutter Gould Office, McHenry Village Keyes Library 200 W. Roseburg Ave, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Tilted Turtle, Modesto Modesto Library

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Go Wild to help the Society for disABILITIES

October 21, 2017 5:30pm11pm The Wild West Gala Jeans and Jewels is the largest fundraiser for the Society for disABILITIES and is an event to remember. Guests will be dressed in their finest jeans and jewels at Durrer Barn where they’ll enjoy a delicious dinner, live and silent auction, elaborate beverage bars, and Live country and southern rock music.  All proceeds help improve and enrich the lives of people with disabilities through recreation, social and education programs as well as operate a durable medical equipment loan closet. This year’s event will also celebrate the agency’s 70th Anniversary. Tickets are $100 per person. 21 and over only. Tickets must be purchased in advance. For more info and tickets: Contact Carolyn Teixeira Gomes at (209) 524-3536 ext. 3505.

GoModesto MJC Guitarraganza

October 1721, 2017 This is guitar mania and this year will feature an impressive array of artists and music. Flamenco Puro will open the festival with a passion that will bring fire! The festival will continue on with virtuosi such as Carlos E. Santi from Argentina and Manuel Espinás from Cuba as they share the stage at MJC.  The guitar faculty now reaches just about the entire California Central Valley with campuses such as CSU, Sacramento, The University of the Pacific, San Joaquín Delta College, The Modesto Junior College and CSU, Stanislaus! For more info visit http://guitarraganza.com/

 

Go Modesto NeXt2rock contest Rock 104.1 The Hawk can make you a star! Upload your song tohttp://www.104thehawk. com/2017/09/07/next2rock-2017/ and it will be judges by 4 celebrity judges, Gavin Rossdale, Scott Borchetta, Desmond Child, Bob Ezrin, Steve Jones.

Submit by October 4th!

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Wiggle Worms October 17 Acoustic Jam at Queen Bean Caregiver Coffee Break Forever Young Dance Club Free Comedy Night Geneological Society Golden Valley Chorus Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Magic Frontier Tournament Name That Tune NAMI Support Group Nick Campos Paint Night Poetry Reading with Gillian Wegener Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Successful Thinkers Network Mtg Sweet Lu’s Open Mic Tilted Tuesdays w/DJ Tease Tipsy Tuesdays Toastmaster Supper Club Trivia Tuesday Turlock Seniors Dance Ukelele Funstrummers Jam Wee Move & Play Wiggle Worms Women of Love Ministries Yoga with Rosa October 18 80s night/DJ Gully Art Class with Patrick Barr & Kristin Moore Country Dance Lessons Creole Jazz Kings Figure Drawing Drop In Free Knit and Crochet Class Free QiGong Class Global Climate Change Update Halloween Car Show Horseshoe tournament IE The Magician In One Accord Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner Open MIc Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime Riverbank Golden Ages Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong Valley Fire WCPL Poker Wednesdays Wee Move & Play Wig Out Wednesdays Wiggle Worms Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday October 19 Beer Flight Night Casanova’s Night Club Comedy Night David Dow & friends Jam Green Team Educational Meeting iLuminate Johnny & Kelly Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Karaoke/Lip Sync Kyle the Great Line Dancing Live Music Modesto Art Walk Oakdale Museum & History Center Paint Night Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Spanish Preschool Storytime Taste of McHenry Village Third Thursday Art Walk Vintage Faire Mall Kids Club October 20 Aladdin’s Luck Backyard Bookworms Battered Beaver Live DJs Classic Albums Creedence Dallas Moon Band/Tractor Boy DJ Tease Friday Night Out

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Funstrummers Gig Band Rehearsal Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program Higbee Horror Haunt Irish Cultural Society Johnny & Kelly Modesto Library Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Music Queen Bean Coffee House, Modesto Mattea Overstreet Hospice, 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto Miss Lonely Hearts Modesto Senior Center Neil & Matt Cheroot Cigar Lounge, Modesto Neil Buettner Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Oakdale LEGO Day Mancini Hall, Modesto Once Upon a Matress Rivets Modesto Poorhouse Millionaires Tiki Lounge, Modesto Remedy Ridgway’s, Modesto Rick Barnes Utopia Games , Modesto Simply Three Twisted Pig, Modesto Teens Rockin’ Jump Oakdale Library The Blonde Tells Maxis at DoubleTree, Modesto The Weekend Dance Party Blue Horse Lounge, Ceres Tim Allen and Patty Castillo show Barking Dog Grill Unplugged Live Music Ceres Library VFW Hamburger Night Denair Library Village Dancers of the Valley Keyes Library October 21 Keyes Library 2017 Wild West Gala, Jeans & Jewels benefiting Society for disABILITIES Keyes Library 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Modesto Library 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Oakdale Library Aladdin’s Luck Round Table Pizza, 3848 McHenry Aladdin’s Luck Sweet Lu’s. Ceres B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Tilted Turtle, Modesto Battered Beaver DJ Awal Shooters Pub and Grill, Modesto Bilingual Preschool Storytime Denny’s 1525 McHenry Avenue Dia De Los Muertos Celebration P. Wexford’s, Modesto DJ Tease 11914 Cahill St, Turlock Folk Dancing Lessons Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Halloween Party Ceres Library Higbee Horror Haunt Modesto Library Honey’s Air 5K Walk/Run Clarion Inn, Modesto Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Patterson Library Live Music Mondo Boardroom, Modesto Newman Art Walk Queen Bean Coffee House, Modesto Night of the Living Dead The Udder Place, Turlock Oakdale Museum & History Center Shooter’s Pub & Grill Oktoberfest Mistlin Gallery Modesto Old Skool Saturdays Waterford Library Once Upon a Matress NTouch, Modesto PhiPhi O’hara MJC West Campus Rob Schneider Velvet Grill. Modesto Rockin’ Saturdays Shively’s Bar & Grill, Oakdale Saturday Easy D Ride Rivets Modesto Tasting Room Open Strings, Turlock The Weekend Dance Party Ridgway’s, Modesto UCP Safari Dash Sabatino’s, Modesto Urbano’s Halloween Party P. Wexfords Modesto Vintage at the Yard The Udder Place, Turlock October 22 Empire Library 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Keyes Library Acoustic Live Brunch Music Keyes Library Aladdin’s Luck Newman Library Champagne Brunch Buffet Modesto Library Country Music Jam with Dancing and Free Potluck Oakdale Library FOE Breakfast 3600Santa Fe St, Riverbank Home Free First Methodist Church, Modesto Howie Mandel Oakdale Sports Bar, Oakdale Hughson Senior Dance & Potluck Titled Turtle, Modesto Karaoke with Buck Stallion Ceres Library Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Tiki Lounge, Modesto Manteca Senior Dance Salida Library Max Hatt & Edda Glass Redwood Café, Modesto Once Upon a Matress Maxi’s at DoubleTree, Modesto Queen Bean Open Mic Night Seniors Club Breakfast Redwood Cafe, Modesto Stanislaus Humanists Brunch Crocodile’s, Modesto Sunday Funday Ralston’s Goat, Modesto Super Hero Run - CASA Barking Dog Grill The Big Mix Kirk Lindsey Center #102, Modesto The Goonies Gallo Center For the Arts VFW Breakfast P. Wexford’s, Modesto October 23 Kaiser Dale Rd, Modesto Acoustic Open Mic Ridgway’s, Modesto ArcAttack The Udder Place, Turlock Creative Clay Art Class Sabatino’s, Modesto Dance Exercise Class The Udder Place, Turlock Josh Rosenblum Surla’s, Modesto Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Barking Dog Grill Overreaters Anonymous 212 West F Street Preschool Story Time Manteca Bowl Trivia Night Hughson Library WCPL Poker Mondays Salida Library Wiggle Worms Modesto Library Wiggle Worms McHenry Village, Modesto October 24 Downtown Modesto Acoustic Jam at Queen Bean Vintage Faire Mall, Modesto Bingo Forever Young Dance Club Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock Free backyard composting class Great Valley Museum Golden Valley Chorus Battered Beaver, Oakdale Johnny & Kelly Gallo Center For the Arts Karaoke with DJ Andrew Water Wheel Saloon. Sonora Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Boardroom, Modesto Magic Frontier Tournament Rube Boesch, 275 N. Orange Turlock

Church of the Brethren, Modesto Great Valley Museum 2936 Veneman Dr, Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry Avenue Rivets Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Surla’s, Modesto General Store Saloon, Oakdale Speakeasy, Modesto Redwood Cafe, Modesto Oakdale Public Library West Side Theatre, Newman 108 Sports Lounge, Riverbank Hauck’s Grill, Turlock The Fruit Yard, Modesto Gallo Center For the Arts Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Bourbon Barrel, Sonora Crocodile’s, Modesto Barking Dog Grill Queen Bean, Modesto VFW Hall, Modesto Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock Durrer Barn, Modesto CA Chevron, 815 Kansas, Modesto Rite Aid, Pelandale & Sisk Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock Oakdale Bicycle Shop Battered Beaver, Oakdale Modesto Library 10th Street Plaza, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Carnegie Arts Center. Turlock Urbano California Bistro, Modesto 2936 Veneman Dr, Modesto John Thurman Field, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Bourbon Barrel, Sonora Downtown Newman State Theatre, Modesto 212 West F Street Mitchell’s Harley-Davidson Shooters Modesto West Side Theatre, Newman The Brave Bull, Modesto Gallo Center For the Arts Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Oakdale Bike Shop Do Good Distillery, Modesto Crocodile’s, Modesto East La Loma Park, Modesto Urbano California Bistro, Modesto The Fruit Yard, Modesto Cruisers, McHenry & Kiernan Deva Cafe, J St, Modesto Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock Surla’s, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Eagles Hall, 126 Camellia Way Gallo Center For the Arts Turlock Community Theatre, Turlock 2307 Fourth St, Hughson Speakeasy, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto 295 Cherry Lane, Manteca Moon & Sixpence, Modesto West Side Theatre, Newman Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry Avenue Panera Bread, Turlock The Udder Place, Turlock East La Loma Park, Modesto Crocodile’s, Modesto Bob Hope Theater, Stockton VFW Hall, Modesto Boardroom, Modesto Gallo Center For the Arts The Chartreuse Muse, Modesto Salida Library P. Wexford’s, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Sutter Gould Office, McHenry Village Keyes Library The Udder Place, Turlock Tilted Turtle, Modesto Modesto Library Modesto Library Queen Bean Coffee House, Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Modesto Senior Center MJC East Campus Mancini Hall, Modesto Rivets Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Utopia Games , Modesto

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Name That Tune Nick Campos Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Successful Thinkers Network Mtg Sweet Lu’s Open Mic Tilted Tuesdays w/DJ Tease Tipsy Tuesdays Toastmaster Supper Club Trivia Tuesday Turlock Seniors Dance Ukelele Funstrummers Jam Wee Move & Play Wiggle Worms Yoga with Rosa October 25 80s night/DJ Gully Art Class with Patrick Barr & Kristin Moore Country Dance Lessons Creole Jazz Kings Figure Drawing Drop In Free Knit and Crochet Class Free QiGong Class Global Climate Change Update Horseshoe tournament IE The Magician In One Accord Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Lunch Hour Meditation Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner Open MIc Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime Riverbank Golden Ages Stanislaus County Coin Club Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong WCPL Poker Wednesdays Wee Move & Play Wig Out Wednesdays Wiggle Worms Willy Tea Taylor, Mia Edsall Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday October 26 Beer Flight Night Casanova’s Night Club CWB Sleepy Hollow David Dow & friends Jam Halloween Johnny & Kelly Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Karaoke/Lip Sync Kick Up Your Heels Kyle the Great Line Dancing Live Music Oakdale Museum & History Center Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Spanish Preschool Storytime October 27 Animal Talk kids program Battered Beaver Live DJs CWB Sleepy Hollow Deathworkz Haunted House DJ Tease Funstrummers Gig Band Rehearsal Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program Higbee Horror Haunt Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Band Karaoke Live Music Mattea Overstreet Modesto’s Classic Comic Con Moon Mouse Neil & Matt Neil Buettner Oakdale LEGO Day Once Upon a Matress Rick Barnes Stanislaus Humanists Karaoke Night Teens Rockin’ Jump The Florida Project The W Lovers, The Darcys The Weekend Dance Party Therapy Friday Unplugged Live Music VFW Hamburger Night Village Dancers of the Valley October 28 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up

Twisted Pig, Modesto Maxis at DoubleTree, Modesto Ceres Library Denair Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Round Table Pizza, 3848 McHenry Sweet Lu’s. Ceres Tilted Turtle, Modesto Shooters Pub and Grill, Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry Avenue P. Wexford’s, Modesto 11914 Cahill St, Turlock Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Ceres Library Modesto Library Patterson Library Boardroom, Modesto Queen Bean Coffee House, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Shooter’s Pub & Grill Mistlin Gallery Modesto Waterford Library NTouch, Modesto MJC West Campus Shively’s Bar & Grill, Oakdale Rivets Modesto Strings, Turlock Ridgway’s, Modesto Intrinsic Elements, Modesto Sabatino’s, Modesto P. Wexfords Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Empire Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Newman Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library 3600Santa Fe St, Riverbank Denny’s 1525 McHenry Avenue First Methodist Church, Modesto Titled Turtle, Modesto Ceres Library Tiki Lounge, Modesto Salida Library Moon & Sixpence, Modesto Redwood Café, Modesto Maxi’s at DoubleTree, Modesto Redwood Cafe, Modesto Crocodile’s, Modesto Gallo Center For the Arts Barking Dog Grill State Theatre, Modesto P. Wexford’s, Modesto Kaiser Dale Rd, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock The Century, Modesto Sabatino’s, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Surla’s, Modesto 212 West F Street Hughson Library Salida Library Modesto Library Great Valley Museum Battered Beaver, Oakdale Gallo Center For the Arts Stanislaus County Fair, Turlock Boardroom, Modesto Church of the Brethren, Modesto Great Valley Museum 2936 Veneman Dr, Modesto Rivets Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Yosemite Lanes, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Surla’s, Modesto Modesto Centre Plaza, Modesto Gallo Center For the Arts Speakeasy, Modesto Redwood Cafe, Modesto Oakdale Public Library West Side Theatre, Newman The Fruit Yard, Modesto Torii’s 2401 E. Orangeburg Rockin’ Jump, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Moon & Sixpence, Modesto Crocodile’s, Modesto Shooters Pub, Clarion Inn, Modesto Queen Bean, Modesto VFW Hall, Modesto Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock Chevron, 815 Kansas, Modesto

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CALENDAR 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Battered Beaver DJ Awal Bilingual Preschool Storytime Boogie Nights 5 Deathworkz Haunted House DJ Tease Erica Messer & Ella Jenkins Fallrisk Blues Band Folk Dancing Lessons Gotcha Covered Higbee Horror Haunt Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Music Lorrie Morgan Modesto’s Classic Comic Con Monster Mash Overnighter Oakdale Museum & History Center Old Skool Saturdays Once Upon a Matress Pasquale Esposito Rockin’ Saturdays Saturday Easy D Ride Tasting Room Open The Summoning The Weekend Dance Party Waterford Zombie Walk October 29 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Acoustic Live Brunch Music Art Lecture Champagne Brunch Buffet Country Music Jam with Dancing and Free Potluck Deathworkz Haunted House FOE Breakfast Gran Tardeada Baile Grateful Band Concert Halloween Play Day Higbee Horror Haunt Karaoke with Buck Stallion Karaoke with DJ Clovis King MCCA Voena Modesto’s Classic Comic Con Once Upon a Matress Poorhouse Duo Queen Bean Open Mic Night Seniors Club Breakfast Stephen Stills & Judy Collins Sunday Funday The Big Mix VFW Breakfast October 30 Dance Exercise Class Get in the Game: Oculus Rift Josh Rosenblum Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Overreaters Anonymous Preschool Story Time Trivia Night WCPL Poker Mondays Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms October 31- Halloween! Acoustic Jam at Queen Bean Forever Young Dance Club Game Week Golden Valley Chorus Halloween Fun Halloween Fun Halloween Fun at the Library Halloween Neighborhood Night Halloween Preschool Story Time Higbee Horror Haunt Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Magic Frontier Tournament Modesto Halloween Story Time Name That Tune Nick Campos Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime STEAM*: Pumpkins Successful Thinkers Network Mtg Sweet Lu’s Open Mic Tilted Tuesdays w/DJ Tease Tipsy Tuesdays Toastmaster Supper Club Trivia Tuesday Trunk or Treat Turlock Seniors Dance Ukelele Funstrummers Jam Wee Move & Play Wiggle Worms Yoga with Rosa

Rite Aid, Pelandale & Sisk Oakdale Bicycle Shop Battered Beaver, Oakdale Modesto Library CR2 Bar & Billiards, Modesto Stanislaus County Fair, Turlock Speakeasy, Modesto Moon & Sixpence, Modesto Barking Dog Grill Carnegie Arts Center. Turlock Donoby’s, Modesto 2936 Veneman Dr, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Gallo Center For the Arts Modesto Centre Plaza, Modesto Laser Quest, Modesto 212 West F Street Shooters Modesto West Side Theatre, Newman Gallo Center For the Arts Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Oakdale Bike Shop Do Good Distillery, Modesto 11th Street, Modesto Crocodile’s, Modesto Waterford Cruisers, McHenry & Kiernan Deva Cafe, J St, Modesto Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock Surla’s, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Stanislaus County Fair, Turlock Eagles Hall, 126 Camellia Way Red Event Center, Modesto Columbia Nursery Waterford Horseman’s Club 2936 Veneman Dr, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Gallo Center For the Arts Modesto Centre Plaza, Modesto West Side Theatre, Newman Ralston’s Goat, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry Avenue Turlock Community Theatre, Turlock The Udder Place, Turlock Crocodile’s, Modesto VFW Hall, Modesto Salida Library Stan Co Library- Salida P. Wexford’s, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Sutter Gould Office, McHenry Village Keyes Library The Udder Place, Turlock Tilted Turtle, Modesto Modesto Library Modesto Library Queen Bean Coffee House, Modesto Modesto Senior Center Stan Co Library- Newman Mancini Hall, Modesto Stan Co Library- Patterson Stan co Library-Waterford Stan Co Libray- Riverbank All Over Modesto Stan Co Library- Waterford 2936 Veneman Dr, Modesto Rivets Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Utopia Games , Modesto Stan Co Library- Modesto Twisted Pig, Modesto Maxis at DoubleTree, Modesto Ceres Library Denair Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Stan Co Library- Salida Round Table Pizza, 3848 McHenry Sweet Lu’s. Ceres Tilted Turtle, Modesto Shooters Pub and Grill, Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry Avenue P. Wexford’s, Modesto Stan Co Library- Hughson 11914 Cahill St, Turlock Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Ceres Library Modesto Library Patterson Library

Halloween and Harvest Fun 9/31-10-31 Pumpkin Maze Del’Osso Family Farms 10/06 Rocky Horror Picture Show State Theatre 10/06 Black HeARTs Market Queen Bean Coffee House 10/13 Oktoberfest John Thurman Field 10/13-14 MSO-Nightmare Before Christmas Gallo Center 10/13-14 20-21 27-28 Higbee Horror Haunts 2936 Veneman Ave 10/14 Z is for Zombie State Theatre  10/14 Harvest Festival 10th Street Plaza, Modesto 10/18 Halloween Carshow Velvet Creamery, Modesto  10/20-21 27/28 Higbee Horror Haunts - 4215 Bangs, Modesto 10/21 Great Pumpkin 5K Run Virginia Corridor Trail, Modesto 10/21 Dia de Los Muertos 10th Street Plaza, Modesto 10/21 Night of the Living Dead State Theatre, Modesto 10/22 Fall Festival Greek Orthodox Church, Mod 10/26 Halloween-State Theatre 10/26-27 Legend of Sleepy Hallow - Gallo Center, Modesto 10/26-28 Haunted McHenry Museum, Modesto 10/27 Trunk or Treat 10th Street Plaza, Modesto  10/27-28 Halloween Town Masonic Hall Patterson 10/27-29 Modesto’s Classic Comic Con Modesto Centre Plaza 10/27-29 Deathworkz Haunt Halloween Fest Stanislaus County Fair 10/28 Puptober Fest Modesto Petco  10/28 The Summoning 11th Street, Modesto  10/28 Halloween Party & Pet Parade Westurf Nursery, Mod 10/28-29 All Hallows Fantasy Faire Mother Lode Fairgrounds 10/31 Trunk or Treat Patterson Rec Center 10/31 Halloween Festival  Gustine 10/07 Hughson Oktoberfest Lebright Baseball Field 10/07 Downtown Fall Days Downtown Oakdale 10/14 Walnut’s Carnival Turlock 10/14 Fal into Fall Downtown Oakdale 10/14 Harvest Festival Bloomingcamp Ranch Oakdale 10/14-15 33rd Annual Harvest Festifall Columbia

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GO DOWTOWN MODESTO

Open Early!

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

Open Late!

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

Parking

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

Try a Cab - It’s getting easier to catch a cab, both to

GO Downtown Modesto

ModestoView is proud to support and be a part of the Haven Women’s Center’s Annual fundraiser, Walk a Mile In Her Shoes. It was a top fundraiser and we’ll be doing it again in 2018. Please join us October 26th, and “Kick Up Your Heels” at the sister event to Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, where Haven will unveil their 2018 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: $40.00 presale - $45.00 at door – The Century – 927 10th St. Modesto Contact Denise Hecht for further information and ticket sales. (209) 524-4331 ext: 130

“Yes On S” Library Tax

You are reading this amazing ModestoView right now. Reading and information is key to our community.  ModestoView and the ViewCrew actively support the education of our community and gaining knowledge by reading.  Our libraries are so very important to our community and we would like you to help pass Measure S.  This allows our libraries to stay funded and continue to feed the minds of our people.   Don’t forget, Ernest and Julio Gallo learned how to start their winery business at the library.  Who will be next?  The library is more than books, it is education, passport services, kids reading and teaching events.  Please Vote Yes on S.  

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Find local restaurants

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

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Sample food from 25 of the best restaurants in Downtown Modesto! Enjoy 10 musical guests, and cruise around to the locations on our shuttle buses! It’s the Modesto Downtown Sampler!  Just $20.  Tickets are available at www.modestosampler.com, at the Downtown Improvement District Office located at 1022 J Street or at select Cruisers locations throughout the valley.    Go Downtown Modesto

Haunted Films at the State all month long!

www.thestate.org The “Rocky Horror Picture Show”, With “Barely Legal” shadow casters. Fri. Oct. 6 and Sat. Nov. 25 at 11 p.m. Modesto Film Society presents: “Alien” Sunday Oct 15th at 2pm. The classic “Halloween” Thurs Oct 26th at 7pm "Sell your home with the Hassle Free Listing and award winning PMZ Listing Agent. Learn more. modestohomesales.com 

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