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GREETINGS Greetings Modesto Friends! Happy September Modesto Friends On of the most fun things about making ModestoView is that we really get to explore

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and seek out really new cool things that are happening, check out who is playing or has written new music, or maybe someone has written a new play, or a poem or that someone is thinking about.   For whatever reason, all of the performing arts seasons seem to launch in September, maybe it tied to back to school, end of harvest or shorter days, but whatever the reason, we are kicking off a amazing season and there will be new cool things like a Steam Punk Convention and we are working on more interesting events and festivals. It be very cool to have Jay Leno in Modesto as he is such a classic car and American Graffiti fan.  Modesto USA is truly a city of great performers, music, and live entertainment and we are here to help you enjoy it.  Check out our center spread to get all the scoop. One of the coolest ways we celebrate local music is the annual Modesto  Area Music

Association, “MAMA” Awards. There is no other event like this in our region where so many different genres of music come together to celebrate, perform and hang out.  We are ready to go earlier than before and the nominees are ready for your vote.  Huge thanks to Middagh Goodwin for taking us to the next level with artist contact and connections.  Chris Ricci and I are so proud that this event is still going strong 16 years later.  Vote now and we will have more details in our October issue.   It is crazy how people have an impression about places that they have not experienced. If you look at a lot of comments that people make about Modesto, downtown Modesto or our community, you can tell be reading that they are just retelling something they heard. Ask someone if they have heard about Prospect Theatre, or the Runnels brothers and happily inform them.   It is up to all of us to take our city back and we are counting on your ModestoView reader to be this kind of champion.  I can tell, that just because you picked this magazine up or are reading this online, you care about our community.  Let’s get people downtown and out and about.  We see a lot of the same people at some of the local shows or fundraisers, so I ask you my Modesto area friends to spread the word.   Let’s get new faces to an art show, or a play or bring a new guest to a charity event. Get people downtown as foot traffic brings energy, it brings new jobs,

and with an engaged population, we create a city center that makes every neighborhood better in down. A healthy downtown makes a healthy city. Hopefully soon we will have passenger ACE rail downtown, which will lead to housing and more services.  This is what cures our ills.   Crime and homelessness go down when there is a strong economy with new jobs.  We can do this!  Celebrate Modesto friends all of the cool things happening.  We are going in to a beautiful season with nice breezy evenings, dining al fresco, gatherings with friends and helping people enjoy living here.   Check out our local businesses that advertise in and make sure you check them out first.  My kid are remodeling their house and they have had excellent help and service from Direct Appliance.   We do business with our friends that give back to the community and hope you do too.  We all have to work together.   I hope you enjoy this fall, it looks like it is going to be a blast.  We will be keeping you up to speed on some new restaurants and other cool things starting this month and beyond.  ModestoView is here for you so please make sure that you tell us what you like and what you want to see more of. Thanks so much Chris Murphy Founder and Publisher – ModestoView chrism@modestoview.com

On the Cover SteamHouse Coffee Company, the creators of SteamHouseCon and SteamHouse Film Festival. Pictured: Joe Cahill, Alan Falconer, Amber Lundgren and Brandilyn Brown The SteamHouse Coffee Company is bringing Modesto a Steampunk Convention so like-minded people can geek out in the Victorian fashion with music, vendors, DIY workshops, panels on an array of topics, and general geekery. Special guests will be in attendance such as Chase Masterson, Alec Peters, Anastasia Dragunov, RyanHusk, Scott Baker, Hana Hatae, Ian Pugh & Rico Anderson. The piece de resistance is the Film Awards Show, held at the State Theatre, October 3rd, 7pm-11pm. For tickets to SteamHouseCon or the Film Festival, go to www.steamhousecoffeeco.com October 2nd-4th, Stanislaus County Fairgrounds, Turlock

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The one thing that I love (and occasionally hate) about being a writer is that my mind tends to work constantly, and I can’t help but notice the details in situations that others don’t always catch. I tend to make up stories in my head when I see certain things. Here is an example: Nicole and I were out to lunch the other day and I noticed an elderly couple eating across the restaurant from us. They looked as though they had been together forever. She made sure that he had everything that he needed and he made sure to smile and speak softly to her. This may sound like a typical thing to see, but in my mind I couldn’t help but focus on the man in the scenario. My mind quickly went into overdrive as I imagined what I might write about him if I had the chance. It would likely be something like this: The old man sat there stoically, and his bright eyes glistened every time that he glanced at the woman who sat across the table from him. It was hard not to notice his silver hair that was soft and swept back. I couldn’t help but think that years of riding motorcycles left his hair

permanently swept back. He looked like that kind of guy — rugged and strong. His skin was spotted as any elderly man’s skin would be, but his dark age spots were hard to see because his skin looked to be the texture of old leather. It appeared to be thick and rough like it had been sun-baked over the years. Maybe he was a lumberjack or a fire fighter. Maybe he simply just never bothered to use sunscreen or lotion. But the one thing that struck me most about the old man was his obvious love for the woman that he was with. She had short white hair with curls that framed her face and she was wearing a floral dress. I could imagine her years earlier ignoring the warning and demands of her parents and hopping on the back of the old man’s Harley and heading off

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It’s the ultimate trip around the world! Children and families can take an imaginary trip around the world at the 24nd annual International Heritage Festival. The FREE voyage takes place opening with an international flag ceremony. During the International Festival, “passengers” travel around the world through music, dance, food, and children’s crafts.  Children visit country displays, collect stamps and stickers, and have fun learning about geography, history, music, and art. For more information, visit internationalfestivalmodesto.org or call (209) 521-3852.

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into an unknown future. I am writing this to remind you to look at things. In this day of phones and tablets it is easy to get distracted. Nobody is more guilty of this than I am, but I am getting better at turning off once in a while. I am trying to make more of an effort to focus on who I am with and what is happening away from the screen in front of me. Take the time this month to sit on a bench at a local park or downtown and turn off your device for a while. Enjoy an hour of peoplewatching. Maybe snap a few cool candid photos. Imagine the stories that could be associated with those that you see. Don’t judge a book by its cover. Look deeper. Flip to the center section of this issue to read our guide on upcoming performances in the Modesto area. Performances present excellent people-watching opportunities. We are fortunate to have so much to look forward to. Enjoy your city. Embrace its history. This is a terrific place to liv

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ART Oktoberfest by Jim Christiansen

Oktoberfest is around the corner and there are vintage events to enliven the Season. Carnegie Arts Center pops the cork with its annual Gala and opening of the Alphonse MuchaThe Golden Age of Art Nouveau.. The Gala is September 12, show opens September 13.  Organized by Landau Traveling Exhibitions, 70 original works featured by the major Art Nouveau artist Alphonse Mucha,, 1890-1910.  . Yosemite Renaissance XXX is currently showing at Carnegie through October 4. This Annual competition opened at the Yosemite Museum Gallery in February before traveling to the Kings Art Center in Hanford, then on to Carnegie Arts Center.  Its purpose is to cultivate diverse contemporary expressions of Yosemite and the Sierra by today’s artists.  Jordi Camps will open his show this month at Wente Family Vineyards in Livermore. Large format art, you can sample Jordi’s art at the winery, or downtown at Picasso’s Gourmet Deli and Gallery. Sue Siefkin will be showing her Art Quilts with six other art quilters at Shenandoah Vineyards starting September 1.  Opening will be September 12, 1 to 3 pm, at the winery, 12300 Steiner Rd in Plymouth. I have a trio of watercolors in the tasting room, with artist Joe Lee at Watts/Upstream Wines in Lodi. Collision IV, photography and poetry at Mistlin Gallery was the big event during August Art Walk with plenty of wine, photographers and poets on hand for readings.  This unique show, a fusion of photography and poetry collaboration continues this month, and if you miss it, there is a book for sale.  A packed house for Art Walk.  A Celebration of the Figure at Mistlin, opens September 15 to October 9 – 30 artists.  Lori DiMuro is the hosting artist with a show limited to 30 artists.  Over at the Chartreuse Muse, Abstract paintings and jewelry by Corey Watson will be carried over until next month, when the artist talk during Art Walk includes Hard Cider tasting.  Coming soon, the Muse upstairs studio will become a full service Mud Room for clay and ceramics, with wheels, tables, clay, glazes, and available studio time. This should start October 1st.  Later

this fall Nicole Slater and Tammy Jo Schoppet will combine for a show at the Muse. Nicole’s studio is close by at the Artists Loft, above Slater’s Home Furnishings.  Preservation Coffee and Tea will have concluded its voting for best of show for its August Art Show August 31.  Look for results this month. The Art Gallery at Modesto Junior College, located on the East Campus will feature 8 Artists in a show billed as Post Rural Artists.  Opening August 31, the show features the works of Trey Hill, Brad Allen, Noah Wilson, Kevin Bell, Nicole Petrantoni, Edgar Smith, Matt Harmon and James Bailey.  Artist Reception will be held September 10 at the MJC gallery, 5:30 to 7:30.  Coming up in October is the Carriage Show by Valley Art Association.  Entries delivered October 15 for the show run October 17 and 18.  That same weekend, I will be in the Wood Colony Community Event, October 17 with artists Andrew Walther and Alice Kinser, at the Walther Ranch, way out Blue Gum.  September is also a good month for Harvest festivals, including Bloomingcamp in Oakdale, and the Modesto International Architectural Festival.  Meanwhile I’m headed to San Francisco Comedy Day, September 20 in Sharon Meadow in Golden Gate Park.  The Event is free, and a lot of fun.

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Paintings by Deborah Barr,  Mark Bixby & Jim Christiansen   Photographer MJ Mangano and Cindi Elliot at the Mistlin

COLLEGE One Purpose Needs You by Chris Murphy We need our young professionals to live, work

ranked CSU Stanislaus the No. 1 public

university in the nation for helping students and stay in the greater Modesto area. We need exceed expectations.   to rally around CSU Stanislaus, our regions’ How cool is this? One Purpose will help us 4-year college campus. How does this happen?  reach more kids and create a well educated It starts with a combination of new jobs and a higher percentage of our population with college work force and change our economy.  It’s worth it.  degrees.  How does that happen? More kids need to have access to a college education and a Contact me to make a contribution or learn degree.  Having a college degree opens so many more chrism@modestoview.com  or message me on the ModestoView facebook  opportunities and if businesses know they have www.facebook.com/modestoview  Let’s do this! an educated work force, they will locate here and grow.  When we have jobs, our economy improves, unemployment and crime go down.  You can help.  I am a proud CSU Stanislaus Alumni (Class of 84 – BCIS)  I am a team leader for fundraising for college scholarships. I would like your donation to help kids go to and stay in college.  Important note: these funds go directly to students and help kids to gain access to a top Chris Murphy and CSU President Joe Sheley  rated education. Money magazine

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BREW by Brandilyn Brown, Christopher Mitchell and Chris Murphy

Pig Skin Drinks Patio Pitchers Twisted Pig Bar & Grill

Draft Picks Buffalo Wild Rings and Things

An Amazing Line Up at Commonwealth

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Two of our BrewView reporters were recently in Dublin, Ireland, and visited the Jameson Distillery. Ireland is obsessed with rugby, the way we are obsessed with football. Nearly everywhere you go, you would see rugby on TV. Upon returning, we went on the hunt to capture the essence of that obsession. Some of the best places for game watching is Buffalo Wild Rings and Things (with lots of hoppy things on tap), the Twisted Pig (Jameson lemonade), and Donoby’s (an all-around good brewsky joint that also has college games on the big screen). Be on the lookout for the best pigskin drinks in the Central Valley while out and about visiting our various watering holes. These drinks will not disappoint you! When you try one, or want to share your favorite with us, post it on facebook or Instagram and tag it #brewviewmodestoview Patio Pitchers Twisted Pig Bar & Grill 2717 Coffee Rd, Modesto Gather your friends to watch a game of football, and share a pitcher of either Sweet Cherry Limeade made with Absolut Vodka, or an Irish Peach Lemonade made with Jameson! Refreshing and delicious! Try it with a plate of rooter bullets.

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Draft Picks Buffalo Wild Rings and Things 3401 Dale Rd, Modesto There’s an array of beers to choose from here. Light, dark, hoppy, malty, and everything in between. Play games while you watch the pigskin for some friendly competition, or cheer on your favorite team and eat wings til’ you pop. An Amazing Line Up Commonwealth 1022 11st St, Modesto. We know, it doesn’t sound like the funnest place to watch sports, but I’ve seen rugby on TV here more than once. So if you’re curious about the sports watched on the other side of the pond, check them out on a week night. If you like darker beers, try a pint of Full Boar or Dopplebock. They carry a wide range of beers, and also have a cider on tap although they sell out of their ciders pretty early in the night. HomeBrew recipe for Jameson Cream Shots: 1 oz Jameson 1 oz Orange Juice ½ oz Bailey’s Mix & Drink! Repeat as necessary. As always, use a designated driver and drink responsibly.

Sip on, friends!

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PERFORMANCE

Bonanza Books & Comics ! O T S E Batman Day Saturday, Sept. 26th D O M O G 10am-3pm

A Time to Perform in September

2308 McHenry Ave, Modesto

“Batman Day” is back by popular demand, kicking off what has become an annual event honoring one of the most popular and iconic Super Heroes and celebrating all things Batman from comics to video games and more. Fans everywhere are invited to join in the festivities! During “Batman Day”, a Limited Special Edition Batman Comic (Batman: Endgame Special Edition #1) will be given out for free! Batman Comic Artist “Ethen Beavers” will available for autographs and requested drawings. Visit www.bonanzabooks.net for more information or “like” Bonanza Books’ Facebook page.

by Kaye Osborn Fall is on its way! It is one of my favorite

seasons of the year. School has begun.  The future beams brightly and optimistically.  I am so impressed with the amount of local talent. There are lots of events to pick from whether dramatic, musical, poetic or artistic.  If you are producing an event, please send pertinent information to Modesto View at events@modestoview.com  Your help is greatly appreciated. Get your tickets for Picnic at the Pops for September 12.  It’s a joyous community celebration!  Tickets can be purchased at Gallo, O’Brien’s Market, Salon Salon, Nu Way Cleaners and Hilmar Cheese Company! Here is what is happening in our neck of the  woods! Center Stage Conservatory Lower Studio (I forgot to mention them last month.  I apologize.) Fool for Love by Sam Shepherd September 3-5:  8 PM September 6: 2 PM Tickets are $15.  (209) 846-0179   CENTERSTAGEMODESTO.COM

Prospect Theater of Modesto The Prisoner of 2nd Ave by Neil Simon September 18-October 4 Friday and Saturday at 8 PM Sunday at 2 PM (209) 549-9341 ptp.modesto.gmail.com Tickets are $20   Second Saturday at the McHenry Museum Learn more about a telephone switchboard at 2 PM with Janice Lane FREE   Second Tuesday Poetry at Barkin’ Dog 6:30 PM   Gallo Center for the Arts Sept.:  Lots of offerings: singers, comedians, Thunder from Down Under.  Check Gallo’s website Disney’s Choo-Choo Soul with Genevieve Saturday, Sept. 19:  2 PM

Free Wedding For every sleeping room booked, receive a free entreé at your wedding reception.

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We loved OutsideLands 2015 If you could sum up the musical performances of 2015 SF Outsidelands in two words,  it would be Billy Idol.   Billy Idol is the school of rock. If you have a band, want to be in a band, want to perform, you would watch Billy Idol.  No lights or effects, just Billy Idol.  He is thankful to his audience, he is a bold showman, plays with his music for mood and tailors his set to the local crowd.  Every band, no matter whether it is an ambient shoe gazer to an up and coming hip-hopper needs to know these golden rules for performing.   Billy Idol is the school.   There were incredible music treats at every stage from the newly electric sound of Mumford and Sons, the eclectic energy of St Vincent or even the hilarious Mac Sabbath performing as “Ronald” McDonald with a cast of McCartoon characters on the GastroMagic stage, James Bay lit up Sutro and Lindsay Sterling is beyond charming and talented. Your Sister Can’t Twist (but she can rock and roll).  Standout highlights were  the fully packed Lindley Meadow Sutro Stage for Milky Chance and the “secret acoustic Milky Chance show at the Toyota Stage.  The Twin Peaks stage was packed constantly and it was nearly impossible to even get close for DJ Mustard

and Kendrick Lamar. Sunday morning, Bill Kreutzmann of the Grateful Dead made a surprise appearance Elton John capped of the weekend in total Elton style capping OSL2015 with Crocodile Rock.  Top flight food was everywhere everywhere, donut cheeseburgers, cheesesteaks, tots, cookies, the drink creations, charging stations, and couches for relaxing in the VIP,  Everyone was all connected and feeling the OSL

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vibe.  The crowd was loving every bit of it.    As we left Outsidelands 2015 Sunday evening, we walked through the 70,000 people and danced to Saturday Night’s Alright for Fightin’ as we head out to our shuttle bus to take us home. I really relied on my trusty paper map ( I love real maps)  as well as  my OSL Phone Ap.   Checked it nearly all the time and kept our eyes open for new tweets and alerts. There were a couple of times when I got sidetracked

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CHEF Everybody say “OPA!” 50 Years! Greek Food Festival!

“OPA!” is a Greek word that is heard often in the celebration of life. Most likely, you’ve heard the word at a restaurant (Greek or otherwise) when someone broke a plate - on purpose or unintentionally. Or you’ve heard the word at a wedding or Greek festival when people are dancing. You should put the he underlying meaning of the Greek word “OPA!” into a practical context so that you can use it for your own benefit: to build resilience, foster engagement, manage life transitions, enjoy life to the fullest; in your personal life and in your work. “OPA!” to those benefits being a part of my life! Since 1966 the Greek Food Festival has been introducing Modesto and the surrounding communities to authentic Greek food, entertainment, and a true sense of their celebrated culture. For the past 50 years, including several generations the traditions of the festival have been passed down and kept alive. Anna Petrulakis has been involved in the baking and as a chair person for all 50 years. Anna recalled having her small children in playpens while she and 50+ others who gathered to bake the desserts including; Baklava, Koulourakia, and Paximadia which are two kinds of Greek biscotti. Anna also introduced me to her granddaughter, Eleni, who proudly showed me her handmade apron she wears while helping in the church kitchen, and who also attends Our Lady of Fatima.  I could truly feel the sense of a community come together as these desserts were being handmade for the 8,000 guests who will attend the 2 day event. The Baklava smelled divine with aromas wafting through the air of butter, honey, cinnamon, lemons, walnuts, and sweet sugar. 500 lbs of Baklava, that’s 100 pans, 160 pieces on each, totaling 16,000 decadent bites! Included in the ticket price is an authentic Greek dinner; Greek salad, Greek style chicken, made by head chef Paul Forakis, Greek pilaf, Greek veggies, made by Nick Malekos, son of Tony Forakis. Yes, these men all learned the trade of Greek cuisine from their fathers. During the festival there is also so much to do and see like folk dancing (that some children start learning from as young as age 4). You can

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Definition of the word “authentic” when it comes to foodIt’s a difficult idea to pin down. The word itself comes from ancient Greek, autosmeaning “self” and hentes implying “doer” or “being”. It’s also tied up with the notion of authorship, so a working definition of authentic food could be dishes which are true to themselves and the person cooking them.

GREEK SALAD DRESSING     1/2 c. olive oil or vegetable oil 1/4 c. lemon juice 1 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. sugar 1/2 tsp. dried oregano leaves 1 clove garlic, finely chopped

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Mix all ingredients together. Pour over salad. Top with feta cheese (marinade salad if desired).

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take a church tour and see the beautiful tiles created by an Italian artist, maybe do a bit of shopping in the Agora (marketplace) for some craft items, jewelry, clothing, and other Greek imports. You will likely find me in the coffee house sipping and snacking down on Baklava! Cindy Malekos, head of public relations and former dancer of 20 years at the festival has a pure passion for this event as she loves to see everyone, the sharing of her culture, and hosting the community is a very special time of year for her. She was disappointed at the time of my visit the priest wasn’t there to introduce me. I look forward to meeting the priest, soaking up this lovingkindness, and dining on some AUTHENTIC Greek cuisine, see you at the Greek Food Festival! Modesto View signature question: Beatles or Stones, Cindy? “Beatles!” But why was she laughing when she said it? I don’t think she really meant it! “OPA!”

Greek Food Festival

Sept. 19th noon-9pm Sept. 20th 11am-7pm Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church

Grandmother Anna Petrulakis with her daughter-in-law Laura and her granddaughter Eleni

313 Tokay Ave. Modesto (209) 522-7694 Tickets available online www.goannunciation.org Adult pre-sale tickets- $14* Adults at the door -$17* Kids under 12 -$8.50 *Includes meal, dessert, and admission to all venues (Take out available.) Shuttles available from Safeway/Burlington Coat Factory parking lot

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UNPLUGGED will feature an evening with last year’s and this year’s winners of the MUMfest Songwriting Contest - Modesto superstar Francesca Bavaro (2014), and Tonya Newstetter (2015) of Bay Area bluegrass/ newgrass group Old Belle. These brilliant songwriting ladies will take turns performing short sets, where they will dazzle you with their inspired lyricism and gorgeous voices. Friday night 9/25 in the cellar at Greens Restaurant, 953 10th St. Tickets are $15 general, $20 front row seating, available by emailing modestounplugged@yahoo.com or calling 209-543-5306.

The Stars’ Address Is CBS by Aaron Rowan My favorite concert series in town, Sunday Afternoons At CBS, returns this month for its 24th year. I attended every single installment of the past season there, and enjoyed a different and engaging musical experience each time. Tina Driskill, the curator of this series, presents a vibrant selection of world-beat, gypsy jazz, Celtic, bluegrass and more from around the globe. The new season runs from September to March, and will feature three acclaimed groups from across Canada; a Jewish jamming session along with a brewfest; a Valentine’s Day concert and high tea starring Modesto’s own Grace Lieberman and her friends; and more. The season premiere is set for Sunday 9/27, with the Marc Atkinson Trio, one of Canada’s leading gypsy jazz string brands. Marc’s fiery, elegant style is infused with a catchy blend of influences. It’s melodically captivating, sensually charged, and ferociously, technically awe-inspiring. More upcoming events in the series: October 18, Rabbi Shalom & friends (Jewish jammin’); November 8, Jaffa Road (Toronto-based ensemble fusing sacred and secular Jewish songs, Arabic and Indian music, modern jazz, rock and more); January 24, Tom Rigney & Flambeau (Cajun/zydeco, low-down blues, and funky New Orleans grooves); February 14, Grace Lieberman and friends (classic love songs and sing-alongs); March 13, Stephanie Cadman Trio (Canadian Celtic tunes.) All concerts are held at 3 PM at Congregation Beth Shalom, 1705 Sherwood Ave. Individual tickets are $20, or $75 for a full season pass. More info can be found at sundaysatcbs.com, cbsmodesto. org/concerts, or at the ’Sunday Afternoon At CBS’ Facebook page. Saturday 9/12, local coffeehouse country artist Mondo Mariscal is among the lineup of the Americana Music Festival at Lodi Lake. Michael McNevin, Aireene & The Rarities, and Near Willow are also slated for this afternoon event, starting at noon. Advance tix $20 adult, $10 ages 6-17, 5 and under free; and $25/$15 day of event; available at www.loditickets.com. Another great local concert run, the Great Valley Songwriter Series, continues its 2015 season this month with Dan Walsh, a banjo wizard from Stafford, England. Dan will appear there on Friday 9/18. More info and RSVP details are available on the Great Valley FB page.

Sunday afternoon 9/20 at 3 PM, local arts organization Focus On will present a special fundraiser backyard concert to benefit Center Stage Conservatory’s summer youth theater program. The international guitar duo of Richard Smith and Francesco Buzzurro will perform their mix of classical, jazz and pop music styles. Tickets are $35 general, $45 prime seating and $55 VIP; available online at CenterStageBenefit.eventbrite.com, or by calling John at 209-543-5261. More info at griswol3.wix.com/september-events. Modesto Unplugged and Modesto View’s monthly concert series ‘Live In The Cellar’

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THE MAN IN THE MACHINE (Doc)

Bold. Brilliant. Brutal. Opens Fri. Sept. 4 at 4 p.m.

MISTRESS A M E R IC A (R) Greta Gerwig charms in Noah Baumbach’s dark comedy Opens Fri. Sept. 4 at 7 p.m.

PHOENIX (PG-13) A spellbinding mystery of identity, illusion and deception Opens Fri. Sept. 11 at 2 p.m.

Audition Days: September 11 & 12, 2015 Location: Central West Ballet. 5039 Pentecost Drive, Suite B2. For more inquiry, you may call us at 209-576-8957.

A festival celebrating films by and about extraordinary women

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Fri. Sept. 11 at 5:30 p.m.

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Two men. Ten debates. Television would never be the same. Opens Sun. Sept. 13 at 3 p.m.

8th ANNUAL ARCHITECTURE FILM NIGHT Films about architecture, landscape and design Fri. Sept. 18 at 6 p.m.

Modesto Film Society presents

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Festival on Architecture Designed to Inspire by Barrett Lipomi The nationally acclaimed 8th Annual Modesto Architecture Festival is kicking off this month in downtown Modesto! From September 12 to the 20th, the festival features tours, exhibits, films, and workshops celebrating architecture and design.  Programs during the festival are designed to inspire and share the fascinating world of architecture with the community.  Guided downtown walking tours will uncover the amazing history of Modesto’s mid-century architecture.  Films featuring the world’s leading architects and designers will inspire and captivate. Architectural crafts and games will engage children of all ages. Co-hosted by the Modesto Art Museum and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Sierra Valley, the Modesto Architecture Festival is one the longest running and largest festivals of its kind in the world.  The festival highlights and celebrates architecture and design around the world in addition to the

great buildings and neighborhoods in Modesto. Earlier this year, the Modesto Architecture Festival was presented the prestigious National Excellence Award by the American Institute of Architects.  Best of all the entire festival, including architecture film night, is free and open to the public.  There are more than 80 opportunities to experience architecture during this year’s nine day festival.  Below are three of my favorite events that you won’t want to miss.  A full schedule of events is available on the festival website:  www.modestoarchfest.com

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Architecture Film Night: Friday, September 18th at The State Theatre, 1207 J Street with a reception at 6pm and films starting at 7pm. A selection of short films on architecture, design and landscape will be screened.  Featured are films on world-renowned architect Bjarke Ingles, the new Google campus, an amazing multi-platform tree house in the Columbia River Gorge among others. Family Architecture Experience/Kid’s Workshop: Saturday, September 19th at the Stanislaus County Public Library, 1500 I Street from 9:30am-2pm.  Fun and exciting crafts, games, and activities for children of all ages! Treasures of the Archive Exhibit: September 12-20th (closed Monday) at the McHenry Museum, 1402 I Street from noon-4pm.  Amazing panoramic photographs of historic downtown Modesto will be on display along with a selection of architectural videos and images.

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INTERVIEW Sheriff Adam Christiansen by Chris Murphy                         I first met Sheriff Adam Christiansen soon after he joined the Sheriff ’s department in 1996.  We connected as we both share a vision to make our community a better place to live. Sheriff Christianson has certification in Paramedicine and worked as a paramedic in Stanislaus County for several years including work as a flight paramedic for Medi-Flight,  He started his law enforcement career with the Ceres Police Department and also worked for the Modesto Police Department before joining the Sheriff ’s Department in 1996.  Sheriff Christiansen is married with two kids and they are an important part of our community. One of the keys to vibrant community is a safe community and the sheer size of Stanislaus County is a challenge to be everywhere all the time.   Smart regional management has been a hallmark of Sheriff Adam Christiansen’s department.   Regional experts that protect and serve make our area a place that is safe for business and families.   Managing scarce financial resources has been a primary concert for the Sheriff over the last decade and with the recent economic upturn, additional resources have become available to accomplish key goals.     Sheriff Christiansen is committed to building new Public Safety Facilities including a Day Reporting Center and a Coroner’s Facility. Those projects, including 552 new beds, a 72 bed medical/mental health care unit and 288 bed REACT/Re-entry facility will take beyond 2019 to accomplish.  The Sheriff ’s office is hiring again and the Regular Basic POST Academy Course is back up and running at the Sheriff ’s Regional Training Center.   A well-trained and dedicated team is one of the key priorities for Sheriff Christianson. ModestoView:  What makes you most proud of being Sheriff of Stanislaus County? Sheriff Christiansen:  Our team of dedicated, hard working men and women who do a great job everyday, protecting our communities. I’m most proud of them. They are truly our greatest asset. MV:  What is the biggest challenge facing your department right now? SC: Finding well qualified, well educated men and women to hire. The Board of Supervisors is overwhelmingly supportive of Public Safety Restoration, a three year plan to restore levels of service and staffing we were forced to cut because of the economic recession.

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Our hiring and training standards are very high for the singular reason of protecting the public’s trust and confidence in us. We hire those who understand how important our guiding principles of honesty, integrity, professionalism and respect are and those who are able to abide by the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics.  MV:   Where did you grow up and what made you want to pursue a career in law enforcement.   SC: I was born in California but raised in Northwest Montana. I found my way back to Turlock where my grandparents lived. I finished my education and paramedic training while working for Turlock Ambulance. After several years working as a paramedic, including work as a flight paramedic with Medi-Flight of Northern California, I graduated from the Police Academy at Modesto Jr. College. Public safety is my passion and serving in law enforcement was an opportunity that I couldn’t pass up.   MV:  What are the top three things you want to accomplish in the next year for public safety? SC:  Completion of 150 million dollars in public safety facility construction. We just dedicated a Day Reporting Center in partnership with the County, the Probation Department, communitybased organizations and the State of California. This facility provides educational, vocational and rehabilitative space for out of custody programs that focus on supervision and treatment. Our goal is to break cycles of addiction and violence while providing opportunities for criminal offenders to leave behind a self destructive lifestyle. We’re currently constructing 552 new jail beds at the Public Safety Center on the Hackett Road Campus which includes a 72 bed medical mental health care unit. A new state-of-the-art Coroner’s Facility will be complete in October

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of this year and we’ve implemented a three year public safety restoration plan of which we’re in year one. The Peace Officer Standards and Training Regular Basic Course (AKA: Police Academy) is back up and running at the Ray Simon Regional Criminal Justice Training Center allowing us to once again train our peace officers locally. There’s so many exciting things happening that I wanted to share more than “three things”.   MV:  What does the community have to do to attack the meth problem? SC:  Addiction is an epidemic. We need to double our efforts, in partnership with the community, keeping young people focused on education and success as opposed to a life of gangs and methamphetamine. Early intervention, prevention and education are all critical keys to our success. Children need good role models and mentors at home, teaching them how to be productive, law abiding, respectful members of our community.   MV:  Is there any particular issue that is unique to our area that we need to wrap our heads around? SC: Quality of life issues are something we can all work on together. Stanislaus County is a great place to live, work and play but the ravages of addiction, mental illness and homelessness are community issues that will take a commitment from everyone in order to make a difference. There are precious little resources and funding to address the challenges of proper care for those who suffer from mental illness. We need to all rally together and support Stanislaus County’s “Focus on Prevention” initiative and our mental health care professionals.   MV:  How does the size of our country make it challenging for law enforcement? SC: Stanislaus County is 1521 square miles of urban and rural space with a very large agricultural footprint. Response times

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to very rural parts of Stanislaus County can be extended at times. We meet the challenge by strategically deploying our resources to areas that are most affected by crime. Technology, social media, information sharing and neighborhood watch are all very useful tools in helping us bridge the gaps. As we continue to hire more deputy sheriffs and restore levels of service and staffing, our visible presence will increase County-wide.   MV:   I know that there are many people who want to lend a hand, how can a regular person get involved? SC:  Volunteer! Our STARS program provides an excellent opportunity to give something back to your community. We also strongly encourage everyone to look out for one another. Crime prevention and neighborhood watch is something we can all do together to make our communities safer.    MV: Describe something about yourself that people might not know.  SC: Fly fishing is very therapeutic! I love fly fishing in Montana.    MV: If you had all the resources you needed, what would you do differently? SC: At the moment we’re doing our very best to provide a good quality level of service with the resources we have but if we were fully staffed, we would restore all of the programs we were forced to cut. Community deputies, School Resource Officers, Task Force Operations, and many other very valuable community services. The best news, our STING Team (Sheriff ’s Team Investigating Narcotics and Gangs) is back! Very exciting opportunity to once again have a positive impact in gang enforcement, suppression and prevention.    MV: Describe your ideal day here in the Modesto area? SC: Going to work! Meeting with the community, building relationships in the community that focus on mutual benefit, trust and respect all while interacting with the greatest team ever at the Sheriff ’s Office, our employees.    MV: Our signature question:  Beatles or Stones SC: Stones! American Tour 1981, the year I graduated from High School but now it’s all Country and Christian music for me.   

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GLOBAL DRAIL Serves Up Public Expo by Ruben J. Porras Editor’s Note: Sandra Graham is an Assistive Technology Advocate for Disability Resource Agency for Independent Living (DRAIL) in the San Joaquin/Motherlode area. DRAIL has an event coming up on Sept. 25 where the public can learn more about what they do and how they help our community. Learn more about the Nike shoe mentioned in the interview here: tinyurl.com/nike-modestoview Learn more about DRAIL’s event on Sept 25 here: http://www.facebook.com/

DRAILATEXPO MV: Thank you for taking the time to tell us about what you have coming up and what you do. We appreciate those that offer positive support for our community very much. MV: First, can you briefly tell us a little about DRAIL? How long has the organization been serving our area? What are your primary services?

SG: Thank you for this opportunity to share with your readers about DRAIL and our upcoming event. DRAIL has been in operation as a 501(c)3 since 1986. DRAIL’s mission is to empower persons with disabilities to achieve greater independence through our services. DRAIL is one of 29 Centers for Independent Living throughout the state, and we cover 6 counties including Stanislaus, San Joaquin, Amador, Calaveras, Tuolumne and Mariposa. Our core services consist of Information and Referral, Peer Counseling, Advocacy, and Independent Living Skill training. In addition we also offer Assistive Technology, Benefits advising and the Social Security Work Incentives Planning and Assistance program. All of our services are geared toward helping those with disabilities achieve goals of greater independence while maintaining choice and control in their daily life. The only eligibility requirements DRAIL has to become a consumer and receive services is you must be a person with a disability and are able to utilize our services.

MV: We look forward to attending your event on Sept. 25. Tell us about the event. Why would it be important for someone to attend? SG: This event is really unique for our area. There are larger events that are in the Bay Area or Southern California, but it’s very difficult for people from our region to travel to these events. This is an opportunity for not only people who have disabilities, but those who care and work with them to experience resources all in one place. The event highlights the vast range of devices and adaptive technology from durable medical equipment we are all generally aware of like walkers and wheelchairs to cutting edge technology that can enable a person to increase their independence through smart devices and computer accessories. One of the most repeated comments we hear from people who connect with us for services is “We didn’t know about you until now”. This is also a way to let more people become aware of DRAIL’s services and the other agencies we work closely with. I encourage anyone who has an interest in what Assistive Technology is or what it can do to enhance a persons independence to come out to the Abilities Resource Fair and Assistive Technology Expo Friday September 25th from 9a-2p at 1424 Stonum Road at

the Howard Training Center Witmer Hall. Come visit with device vendors, get hands on demonstrations and talk with community organizations. We will have a couple of break out talks regarding Social Security Benefits and Special Needs Trust planning. We also will be giving away raffle prizes throughout the event. This wouldn’t be possible without the support of our organizing committee and our sponsors, Modesto Mobility, Center for Disability Access, CareMore, Black Oak Casino and our partner Howard Training Center. Article continued online at ModestoView.com

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Laughs for a Cause - Cancer Benefit. Saturday September 26th, 8pm Famiglia Bistro, Modesto A comedy Benefit to help Comedian El Roberto’s mother as she fights cancer. $10 tickets. For more info Line up for the evening: El Roberto, Johnny Creal, L Boogie, Chris Teicheria, Tom Bickel, Tony Martin, Mitch Campbell Eric Vikjord. Call for more info: 209-531-3517

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Performing Arts Season by Chris Murphy

September used to be “back to school”. The Tuesday after Labor Day was dedicated to the classroom. Now, the kids are back to school in August and Labor Day is just an extended weekend as we transition into “Performing Arts Season”. There are so many great events that are happening at the Gallo Center, the Turlock Community Theatre, the West Side Theatre, The Center Stage Conservatory, Prospect Theatre Project and stages from Stockton all the way down to Merced. Don’t forget our school drama programs as our next generation of talented kids practice and rehearse for their fall presentations at local schools and through the YES Company.  This is really a fun time to enjoy events on the big stage, from local Rolling Stone tribute shows at the State Theatre to cool jams at the Barkin’ Dog, there is literally something for everyone and even up in the hills with the  Sierra Repertory Theatre and Stage 3 in Sonora.  There is something really special about a live stage performance. There is nothing like it, the energy, the sound, the risk of a mistake, and the interaction between the performer and the audience is magic. If you are at a restaurant that features live music, there is an energy in the air that makes the evening special. You can request a song, cheer for a performer, or you can stand up and shout in appreciation. But best of all, you can dance the night away. Live music and entertainment is life, it is energy, and it can be the soul of a city. We are loaded with great things going down this fall.  Here is our call to action: Get tickets. Go out. Attend a show. Buy a CD. Get a T-shirt from a local band and most importantly, if you are going out, invite some friends and turn them on to something new.     

Here is a preview of some of the amazing shows and performances happening in the greater Modesto area this fall:  

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This is a classic case study of “if you build it, they will come”.  The Gallo Center for the Arts is drawing people to Modesto from all over the central valley.  If you hate driving home from the Bay Area at night after a show like I do, then you know how excellent a show at the Gallo Center is. Bonnie Raitt, John Legend, Jason Mraz are all people we saw ten minutes away from our house. This fall you can see the season opener Jay Leno, Chris Cornell, Steven Wright, Olivia Newton John, Dave Koz, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Latino, educational, comedy, youth programs and so many more right here at your fingertips. Additionally, in-house companies include Central West Ballet, Modesto Community Concerts, TOP Opera and Modesto Performing Arts.  I am a proud founding member of the Gallo Center since it was a blueprint, and am a current member of the Board of Directors for the Gallo Center. This has been an investment in our community that has paid off on every level. If you are not a Friend of the Gallo Center, please consider doing so.  www.galloarts.org

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The State Theatre is Modesto’s classic historic film house with perfect acoustics. Every week you can see the best in Indie film and some of the most eclectic musical performances you can find.  Local bands and national favorites share the same stage with the stars of the silver screen.  It is so nice to watch a movie or a concert with a tub of State popcorn with real butter and sip on a State-tini. This month, enjoy the Women of the West Film Festival on the 11th and a great Rolling Stones Tribute on Sept 19th. www.thestate,org

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At 11th and J St, in the basement of the old Penny’s, now called the City Mall, you can find the Center Stage Conservatory. Innovative theatre, concerts and new stage presentations fill the stage on a monthly basis.  This is where our next wave of actors are coming from. This month, catch “Fool for Love” by Sam Shepard (playing until Sept 6th.) Their next show, Orphans, starts on October 16th. Check out our review of “Fool for Love” on modestoview.com. http://www.centerstagemodesto.com/  

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Yes, our friends in Newman have a great art deco theatre that presents really cool shows each month. You can count on good blues, bluegrass, folk, and Americana on a regular basis. This month you can get to know the West Side with Golden Bough on the 11th, or The Black Irish Band on the 26th. www.westsidetheatre.org

MJC and CSU Stanislaus present superb theatrical performances each year, too. At Modesto Junior College this season, see “The Good Woman of Setzuan” starting Thursday Oct 23rd. Stay tuned for more information on their December play, “Welcome to the Hotel Paradisco”.  www.mjc.edu  At CSUS Stanislaus this month is “Incognito, by Michael Sidney Fosburg, Sept 24 & 25th. “Vinegar Tom” by Caryl Churchill is coming Oct 8th and will run until the 18th. www.csustan.edu/theatre/events-calendar

ul room that is located on the campus h School. This is a lively room and hosts g performers and this month will showcase nding, on Monday September 21st. This kind w is great because of the Q&A sessions, and all you get to do with the comedians.  

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Sonora has amazing performances at the Sierra Rep and Stage 3 that do productions year round. Stage 3 presents the Glass Menagerie this beginning Sept 11 and Sierra Rep is presenting MacBeth through the 13th at the Fallon House and Always Patsy Cline beginning the 18th at their East Sonora theatre. http:// www.stage3.org/ http://www.sierrarep.org 

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Can you believe we have been celebrating the best of the Modesto Area music since 2000? MAMA turns sweet 16 this year! Musical talent is all over the greater Modesto area.  It is particularly amazing how many different kinds of music we have to choose from. The MAMAs celebrate the bands, singers, songwriters, events restaurants, cafes and bars that book our local bands and host live music.   There is truly something special about seeing live music performed, whether it is originals or your favorite covers.   Our local MAMA winners have achieved national / global fame, have been featured on TV programs, recognized by other organizations and their celebrations encourage them to go on to make even greater music and MAMA winners are a source of Modesto pride.  Music makes our community special. More important than who takes home an award, the MAMAs are a great way for Modesto to showcase the asset that that music is to our community.   New this year is a Latin Rock category and we are really excited about this.  Each MAMA Awards feature a Lifetime Award.   We are so fortunate to have so much music history here in Modesto.   Rockabilly Music, the back beat of Rock and Roll was created in Modesto in 1938 with the slappin’ bass sound of the Maddox Brothers and Rose.  In 2013 we honored KC “Don Juan” Maddox and Rockabilly stars from around the world came to celebrate.  In 2015, we will be honoring the Ratz, one of Modesto’s premier 60s rock bands that was the springboard for bands like Quicksilver Messenger Service.   The late 60s was a groovy time for rock in Modesto.    The best part of all is the MAMAs are chosen by you the music fans.  Your vote is the only one that matters.  You can vote now at www. modestoareamusic.com    MAMA on Facebook is  I want to especially thank Middagh Goodwin who has taken on the challenge of locating, tracking, finding Facebook/Soundcloud/etc sites and contacting all of MAMAnees this year and really developing a great resource for local music.  

The MAMAs will be live at the historic State Theatre on October 20th, beginning at 7 pm.  The event will be broadcast live on www.modestoview.com  You can check out Modesto music history at: www.modestomusichistory.com

Our friends in Merced have a couple of options, including the beautiful Merced Theater with the tower, now known as the Art Kamanger Center and the long time running Playhouse Merced. You can see American Idol alum and country star Kellie Pickler, and Opera Classic Rock Remix Tom Petty Tributes, Leanne Rimes and more here this season. Playhouse Merced is delivering Evita!   www.mercedtheatre.org, www.playhousemerced.com

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How time flies when you are having fun. It is MAMA time again, X-Fest is over and voting has started for the Modesto Area Music Awards. There are 23 Categories, including Latin (new this year) and Punk and Reggae which were added last year. I am sure you have all been flooded by requests to vote from many of your friend’s bands (remember to look through all the nominees, because you can only vote once and you do not want to miss a friend or family member who has been nominated.) Team MAMA put in the hours to narrow down the nominees and I hope you will make it a point to go out and catch as many as you can at one or more of the great area Venues/Restaurants and Cafés that host Live Entertainment. You can always catch the heavier bands playing on Yosemite Street at The Other Place, Spinnakers or Yosemite Lanes. Catch Jazz and Blues acts downtown at the Barkin’ Dog or up in Stockton at Mile Wine. Grizzly Rock in Turlock does a little bit of everything and has some Alt Rock shows coming up in September. Looking for some good punk/rockabilly or metal shows check out Rebels Whiskeyhouse in Stockton. Café Deva and Queen Bean both are home to Alt/Indie and Americana. Café Deva will be hosting the Second Annual Brew MAMA celebrating the nominated Comedians on Oct 3rd. Head out to Oakdale or up to Jamestown, because the Cow Track and Gypsy Shack are both great places to catch live music. Ceres is home to the Workshop and has been hosting Metal and Hardcore shows for years. The Partisan in Merced is one of the gems of the area and RC is great to all the bands and patrons alike. You can catch many young talents and seasoned players working on new material or old favorites at any of the areas Open Mics. Queen Bean (Sun), Blackwater Republic or Cowtrack (Wed),  Empresso (Thurs), every 4th Monday at the Boardroom and many other locations around the 209. There is no excuse not to catch some great live entertainment in the 209, so many great local and touring bands playing just about any night of the week. Cover charge for most venues range from free to $5-10. Many spots do food

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or drink specials to make things even more affordable to go out. You are the Academy: your votes choose the winners, so spend locally and support the places that give us all a place to play or see great entertainment. Voting will end Sunday, October 18th and all the winners will be announced on Tuesday, October 20th at the MAMA Awards Show at the fabulous State Theater. This is a formal event and is broadcast live www.modestoview. com so you can watch the action at home and see if your favorites win. 9-2 Grizzly Rock-Boy on Guitar (Alt Rock), Buffalo Buffalo (Alt Rock) 9-5 Windmill Cove Bar&Grill-Fortress (Youth) 9-5 The Other Place-Nothing But Losers (Metal), 17Ten (Metal) 9-5 Knickerbocker-Broke Down Wasted (Punk), The Creepoids (Punk), KDN (Rock) 9-5 Barkin’ Dog-Jeramy Norris & the Dangerous Moods (Blues/Jazz) 9-5/19 Mile Wine Co.-Wendi Maxwell & Tres Hot Jazz 9-10 Barkin’ Dog-Randy Mandy Band (Americana) 9-11 Rebels Whiskyhouse-Erin Odessa & Covelo (Pop Rock) 9-12 Spinnakers Dying Image (Metal), Sworn to the Black (Metal) 9-25 CCHC Carnival-Big Earl & the Cryin’ Shame (Blues) 9-25 Grizzly Rock-The Great West End (Alt Indie) 10-03 Café Deva-Brew MAMA

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BLUES by Earl Matthews Hello friends and blues lovers! Summer is winding down and its time for the harvest. I have been scouring the web looking to see what is in store for us in September for local blues fans. First off, every Thursday at the Garlic Brothers in Stockton Jeramy Norris and the Dangerous Mood hosts a blues jam. This is a type of open mic where musicians come together and play off the cuff. This is a great place to come for fun and an excellent place for musicians to network and meet new folks to play with. I myself met 2 of the guys with whom I started the Cryin’ Shame at a jam that Jeramy hosted many years ago. On the 5th Jeramy Norris and the Dangerous Mood will be playing a free show at Barkin’ Dog. Jeramy is a veteran blues man with a whole bunch of talent and a crazy tight 3-piece band that can turn on a dime and will keep you engaged and dancing all night long. On the 17th Rob Hill Band will be at Deva Cafe. Rob and the boys are really on fire these days. Their sound mixes up Jazz, Blues and Soul music with heartfelt vocals and dynamic music for a finished product unlike anything

else you can find in the valley. Rob Hill Band is one of the bands to watch in our area and I do every chance I get. On the 19th Big Earl and the Crying shame will be out at the Hughson Harvest. We will be there all afternoon playing on the main stage. This event is free and all ages so bring the whole family. On Sunday the 20th Ron Tompson and the Resistors will be playing the blues in the Vineyard out in Lodi at Mettler Family Winery. Ron is a boogie guitar player who used to play for John Lee Hooker. Ron is considered to be one of the best guitar players in the bay area and has played with everyone in the blues world during his long career. Ron’s talent mixed with this beautiful location is a sure fire way to a good time. Then on the 22nd George Thorogood and the Destroyers along with Tommy Castro and the Painkillers will be at Bob Hope Theater in Stockton. What can I even say about this one except that it will be one for the books. Two great bands, a whole lot of great songs, and

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some bands that will no doubt go down in the history books as some of the best. Plus the Bob Hope is a great medium size theater, not a bad seat in the house, honestly. On the evening of the 25th, we will be out at Central Catholic High school playing at their annual fundraiser carnival. It should be a lot of fun and it helps to raise funds for scholarships. There are shows going on in the 209 every day of the year. Go out and check out some of the great talent that is all around you. Support the people who make your area a great place to live and play. By the time this story runs the MAMA voting will have begun so make sure to vote for your favorite bands and have a great September.

Sept 5- Jeramy Norris and the Dangerous Mood @ Barkin Dog Sept 17- Rob Hill Band @ Deva 7pm Sept 19- Hughson Harvest Festival Big Earl and the Cryin’ Shame Sept 20- Blues in the Vineyard, Lodi,  Ron Tompson and the Resistors Sept 22- George Thorogood and the Destroyers, Bob Hope Theater in Stockton Sept 25- Central Catholic fundraiser Big Earl and the Cryin’ Shame

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Taste of McHenry Village Thursday, September 17th 6-9pm This is a really fun night of tastes and treats. There are bands all in many locations, there are tasting rooms for wine and many of the restaurants have specials as well.  Art by Peer Recovery Art Project,  photo booth, classic cars of the Modesto Area Street Rod Association and a Treasure Hunt to win your share of $1,500 in gift certificates ($100, $150 and $200 increments)and maybe win a vacation getaway, and many more prizes. Tickets are just $10 with coupon you can get at http://www. mchenryvillage.com  Food sampling and wine tasting are included with your ticket purchase, along with the commemorative wine glass that is yours to keep!

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I had gone to the Haggin Museum in Stockton to see the landscape paintings of 19th Century artist, Albert Bierstadt. His luminous canvases captured Yosemite, the Delta, and the Central Valley. One of the docents was an elderly Japanese-American man. He didn’t seem to want to be bothered by my questions. I decided to show myself around. He caught up with me later in the basement, where they had recreated old Stockton. He gave me three origami birds – one each of red, white, and blue. Someday, he’ll stop apologizing for the sins of his ancestral homeland.

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JAZZ & BLUES If You Luv Music Your Gonna Luv This by Eric Benson Okay summer continues but my garden tells me fall is approaching. The rust on the squash and zucchini, the tomatoes that sit on the vine without getting any riper, the stone fruit that don’t get any bigger but sit there for a while and drop. Okay I am ready for fall and the fallow period, but in the mean time summer for us humans still is here for one last camping trip, or barbecue. Again pray for rain, and use what we have sparingly. Blue Monday Party & invitational jam returns to the Barkin’ Dog Grill the second Monday Sept 14th with special guest monster guitarist Barry Finnerty with the house band, the Blue Monday Ultra Lounge. Barry has played, toured Europe with his band, and played with Dave Mathews, Jaco Pastorius, Miles Davis, Brecker Brothers and many others. He will be playing Jazz standards, rock, rhythm and blues, Doors, Stones, and crowd pleasers. The Ultra Lounge band is Johnny Valdes guitar,

Tim Allen bass, vocals, Dave Hawks on drums, Eric Benson, Pat Governor on Keys, Andrew Rosenblum on horns and sax, and Jamie Dubberly trombonist and arranger. The jam this month will features Jazz, R & B, Funk, Latin and a little of everything else with special guests sitting in for listening and dancing.  Show from 7 to 10:00 PM with food and drink available in all age venue. Call the Dog for reservations: 572-2341.  If you play come on down and sit in with the best musicians in the area, it’s gonna be smokin’. The Gallo Center for the Arts continues with their diverse booking in Sept with: 9/3/15 The Gypsy Kings, Blues in the night 9/3 to 9/5/15, Mavis Staples, Joan Osborne 9/26 and Richard Marx the 30th. The State Theatre has been bringing some amazing films and live music in.  A Stones

Tribute coming through Sept 19th. featuring local bands Third Party, Triple DDD, Joe Barretta Band with the Sensations, and featuring Johnny Moroko. Live music in DEWZ Wine Bar in Sept booked by your truly: Eric Benson continues live music on Friday and Saturday nights 7 to 10:00 PM, incorporating the best local musicians playing in the intimate wine bar environment. What I have booked for all you music lovers in Sept is: Friday 4th Odalays Caro daughter of Carlos Caro playing Latin, classical and Jazz piano, 5th with local singer songwriter Joe Barretta, 11th Modesto’s got talent winner Francesca Bavaro on piano and vocals, 12th with John King and Robin Montgomery Jazz guitar duo, 18th with Sam of Bosco’s Brood pop and standards, 19th Andrew Rosenblum guitar and vocals plays standards, jazz and pop,, 25th Josh Rosenblum back from LA playing solo guitar, vocals Jazz to pop, and 26th Nick Campos guitar and vocalist playing pop.  The room is small so best to call for a table if you know you’re coming if you want a seat. Lowdown on the jam session in the downtown: Barkin’ Dog Thursday night jazz jams with Dave Dow, Queen Bean Sundays open mike night also in an all age environment.   Remember please support our local live venues for live music and the arts. So take some time

out to hear some live music and the arts of our own town as well this month, think globally and act locally. All the best, peace out! Eric Benson, c ell 209, 918-7033.

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ALL AGES Momoka by Leia Johnson Over the summer I was fortunate enough to go to Kurume, Japan and stay with a wonderful girl named Momoka. The exchange was reciprocated, so the Modesto students had the privilege of showing Momo and the other Japanese students around California. The Japanese students went to Sacramento and San Francisco, I also took Momoka to Colombia and Santa Cruz. In Japan we were treated like royalty, I am so happy to hear that the Japanese students felt the same in Modesto. I interviewed Momoka to try and see Modesto from her perspective. Q: What do you think people in Modesto should appreciate more about our city? A: I think people should go to the flower clock and fountains (by the Double Tree Hotel). I like the area because it is green and has pretty water. I think the flower clock matches the “Water Wealth Contentment Health” Arch.   Q: Where is your favorite place in Modesto? A: Other than the flower clock, it is the statue outside of the retirement home. I also like the McHenry Museum because it has a lot of interesting history.   Q: Do you like the people in Modesto? A: Yes! They are very nice and treat me well.   Q: Where is your favorite place in California that you visited?

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One good place to test my patience is in traffic. The car in front of me is going too slow and makes me miss the green light. If I’m late it’s going to be that car’s fault! Speeding up to the next intersection I hope I can make up for lost time. But to no avail, I’m seeing the light turning yellow and that slow car is going just at the right speed to comfortably catch the next green light! It is in those moments that I’m aware that I’ve lost my cool. Why is it hard to be patient? In today’s world everything is happening so fast. Our iPhones and iPads can give us instant answers and instant gratification. We come to expect that getting somewhere, improvement or success should come to us faster too. Yet the more we hurry and push the more we seem to

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A: I really liked Colombia (The Pioneer Town in Sonora). I liked it because I enjoy old towns. The horse ride was my favorite, it was so fun. Q: What is your favorite memory? A: I like the time we saw the band at the Barkin’ Dog Grill. I also really liked the biscuit with chocolate and marshmallow (s’mores).   Q: Where is your favorite place you ate in Modesto? A: The pizza from Mountain Mikes, also the size of the ice cream surprised me. It is much bigger in America. The hamburger from In-nOut was very good.   Q: Better than Japan? A: Of course! This entire experience couldn’t have been possible for me without the Modesto Sister TICKETS $20 ADVANCE - $25 DOOR Cities program. If you haven’t already, look up www.modestosistercities.com to see what they are all about. It is an opportunity to make 21 & Over lifelong friends and memories all around the world. Also, if you are fortunate enough to visit Japan, make sure to stop in Kurume. It is one of my favorite places in the world and has the nicest people (along with my Motown Heroes). KMRQ_POD_ModView.indd 1 I would like to thank my friends in Kurume for my wonderful trip, but also the great people in Modesto that make it a spot that people want to visit year after year. Hope this month is the best!

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FIT A, B, C, or Maybe D? by Efren Martinez The rules are still the same but the definitions in group cycling speed categories seem to have jumped to warp speed. If you’re a cyclist then you’re familiar with the different group ride divisions; A, B, C & D. “A” division would be for the fastest pace group rides and “D” group rides would be a much slower pace. Let me scoot back a bit, a few years ago when I started group rides, “A” group rides were for cyclists able to hold speeds between 17-19mph and if you hit a speed of 25+mph it would be something to celebrate. Since then, many of our local riders have gotten amazingly fast. Today it’s not unusual for an “A” group ride to hold speeds that range between 21-25mph and if you are riding on the flats with the “A” group, you better have had your breakfast of champions because your paceline can roll as fast as 26+mph. Please don’t let this discourage you if you’re thinking of getting into the sport of cycling. Mile per mile, bicycling will give you some of the kindest benefits to your body with little to

no impact on your joints. Just recently, I met up with the store manager at The Oakdale Bicycle Shop, Ed Battisfore, to help me explain the different categories and cycling lingo so that you may best choose any one of the group rides that are being offered by his bike shop and/or The Stanislaus County Bicycle Club. D Beginner Ride: A ride designed with very short routes, usually uses short loops for a route that can be shortened and lengthened as needed. Beginner ride speeds tend to be determined entirely by the abilities of the slowest rider. Beginner rides should teach the proper etiquette to those interested in joining group rides. C: Indicates a ride no shorter than 20 miles with no more than 1000 feet of elevation gain. An average speed for a “C” level ride is 15 mph. This is including stops and breaks. “C” level rides can be “drop” or “no-drop” rides. B: Indicates a ride no shorter than 20 miles with no more than 3000 feet of elevation gain. An average speed for a “B” level

ride is 17 mph. This is including all stops and breaks. “B” Level rides can be “drop” or “nodrop” rides. A: Indicates a ride no shorter than 20 miles with no limit on elevation gain. An average speed for an “A” level ride is 20 mph. This is including all stops and breaks. “A” Level rides can be “drop” or “no-drop” rides. Drop Ride: This means that at any point in the ride, if you break apart from the group, you are on your own. The group will not be stopping and re-grouping at any point throughout the ride. No-Drop Ride: Not to be confused with “Social”! This indicates that periodically there will be re-groups where the riders will wait for those who have fallen behind. Once the last

rider has shown up the group moves on. If the rider at the tail is keeping the group from achieving their posted level of speed (A, B, C, etc.), it is possible for the ride leader to excuse the individual from the ride. It is the rider’s responsibility to ride according to the posted level. Featured Fitness Events for September & Early October: Memorial Cancer Awareness Run & Ride September 19th Peace Officers Memorial Run October 4th Golden Hills Century (Cycling) various ride distances October 15th info here www.stancobike.org 

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Lately I’ve just been doing a lot of growing and maturing. I’ve been staying busy with recording and family. I met a lot of people through out my career and I’m proud to say I feel like I have the team behind me to take it to that next level. The city of Modesto where I grew up is far from the cities I’ve been blessed to travel to through my music. I feel like I need to get out and disappear for awhile to get out of Modesto and explore, not many people are blessed to travel so I always try to bring a few friends along to enjoy it with me. Let’s just say “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas”. But all jokes aside i have to remember it’s all because of the music. Nobody can ever stop me and my team because no matter what I’m going to continue making quality music for everyone. Regardless if you hear my music on the first night I just hope eventually people get curious and look my name up on YouTube or sound cloud etc. I feel like a lot of people are making music now because they see first hand its possible. I just hope they understand its not all fun and games like they think it is. This business gets rough and sometimes I don’t think I can do it anymore but i always look back and remember everything i gave up for it so i cant. i would say me and music got a love hate relationship.  Since I was last interviewed, I dropped one project titled “Dear Dom”.  I’ve been to Santa Cruz, Vegas, Reno, Bakersfield, Fresno, Sacramento and San Bernardino in the last few months. I’ve grown a lot with my music and putting my

emotions into it. I put everything I go through in my life into the music. So if I’m mad in my songs, I’m probably mad at some during that part of my life or if all my music is happy and jolly, I may be doing good. It’s weird now most of my fans are dudes and before it was more girls, I’m not tripping, I’m just glad they care. I attend a acting classes a few times a week. I feel like I can do anything I put my mind to, so why not? I relate most my acting skits to my verses because I have to memorize them and perform them. It’s basically like me performing at shows just in front of a movie set or a classroom of students. I like it a lot because it’s different from music but also creative.  Right now, I’m working on my new album “Dominic”.  I want to title my next album after my first name because I want people to know me for Dominic not this “Domz” they see online or hear all this stuff about. I’ve been digging a lot deeper with this music. This past year was probably the hardest of my life and I grew from it. Everyone that really pays attention to my music tells me they can hear the growth in my music. I’m going to drop this next project straight to iTunes and see what the fanbase does. I don’t think I will have a release date; I might just drop it. I have most of it done and I’m just waiting for the right time. It’s all strategy in the game. Lets just say I might have shed a tear once or twice during the recording sessions, but it’s because music has my heart and always will I just feel like we need to work on our relationship. lol  Stay tuned for “Dominic”. https://www.facebook.com/pages/ Domz/195874983783814

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BARGAIN Fall Transformation by Monica Barber Fall is an interesting time of year in the Central Valley, because it’s when a transition takes place. The streets are a little emptier with the children back in school, and the foliage begins to change as Ms. M finds herself exiting the Transformations Salon on McHenry, she’s welcoming a change of hair color to celebrate autumn. There’s nothing like enjoying the change of pace with a bit of new. If you don’t have an idea how to transform yourself this season, then you can borrow a few of mine that will give you a bang for your buck! September kicks off with an incredible treat! The 3rd welcomes the Edible Extravaganza. One of the area’s most widely anticipated events. Nowhere in the valley can you beat the deal of the experience of this night. The finest cuisine and beverages from the area’s best is paired with live entertainment on two stages. The proceeds go toward the Center For Human Services. Do good and be rewarded! Tickets: $45.00/advance, $50.00/door VIP tickets available. More info: http://www. centerforhumanservices.org/edible.html or call (209) 526-1476. Fitting in quality family time is so very important & difficult when the kids are in school. Parents are busy working and going to the movies costs a small bundle. There’s no need to miss out on some family fun at the movies. City of Modesto presents the Family Night Film Series at Graceda Park. Every Friday through September 18th catch a free flick and fun things to do for the family. The September 4th movie will be The BoxTrolls starting at dusk. So head out with your favorites kids and friends to watch a movie

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September 1 Book-n-Craft Crazy 8’s Math Club Forever Young Dance Club Funstrummers Ukulele Play Along Golden Valley Chorus Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Music Maxi’s Happy Hour Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Shooters Pub Happy Hour STEAM Clouds Successful Thinkers Network Mtg Toastmaster Supper Club Tropical Latin jazz Turlock Seniors Dance Twinkie Minion Party Wee Move and Play Wiggle Worms Yoga with Rosa September 2 80s night/DJ Gully Crazy 8s Math Club Creole Jazz Kings Free QiGong Class Game Day Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me Horseshoe tournament In One Accord Jim Ingram’s Band Jive Turkeys Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Knit and Crochet Class Maxi’s Happy Hour Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner Oakdale Farmer’s Market - Patty Castillo Davis Open Mic Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime Riverbank Farmer’s Market Riverbank Golden Ages Shooters Pub Happy Hour Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday September 3 Back to School Bingo Casanova’s Night Club Children’s Craft Time Color Worshop of Famous Paintings Computer Basics David Dow and friends jam session Donnie Swaggert Conference Edible Extravaganza Fool for Love Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke Night Karaoke with Clovis Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Kyle the Great Live Music Live Music Maxi’s Happy Hour Modesto Certified Farmer’s Market Oakdale Museum & History Center Perler Beads Crafts Preschool Story Time Shooters Pub Happy Hour Spanish Preschool Storytime The Gipsy Kings Thirsty Thursdays Turlock Sunshine Strummers Vino & Van Gogh @ Greens September 4 Battered Beaver Live DJs Blues in the Night Color the Skies Carnival DJ & Live Music DJ Otto & Guests

Location Salida Library Oakdale Library Modesto Senior Center Trinity Presbyterian Church Mancini Hall, Modesto Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Tiki Lounge Ridgeway’s, Modesto Vito’s, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Ceres Library Denair Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Shooter’s Pub & Grill Turlock Library Round Table Pizza, 3848 McHenry Denny’s 1525 McHenry Ave Shooter’s Pub & Grill 11914 Cahill St, Turlock Newman Library Ceres Library Modesto Library Patterson Library The Boardroom Newman Library Shooter’s Pub & Grill NTouch, Modesto Patterson Library State Theatre Shively’s Bar & Grill, Oakdale Strings, Turlock Turlock’s Senior Citizen Hall Rivets American Grill Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Waterford Library Maxi’s at Double Tree Sabatino’s, Modesto P. Wexfords Modesto North 3rd & Bianchia, Oakdale Speakeasy Lounge Eagles Hall, Modesto Keyes Library Keyes Library Newman Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Riverbank Community Park 3600Santa Fe St, Riverbank Shooter’s Pub & Grill Redwood Café, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Eagles Hall, Modesto Crocodile’s, Modesto Oakdale Library Hughson Library Salida Library Barkin Dog, Modesto Clarion Hotel Modesto Centre Plaza Center Stage Conservatory State Theatre Kaiser Dale Rd, Modesto Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Shooter’s Pub & Grill Ridgeway’s, Modesto Sabatino’s, Modesto Deva Cafe, Modesto Surla’s, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Downtown Modesto 212 West F Street Ceres Library Hughson Library Shooter’s Pub & Grill Modesto Library Gallo Center for the Arts Maxi’s at Double Tree Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock Greens on 10th, Modesto Battered Beaver, Oakdale Gallo Center for the Arts Mistlin Sports Park, Ripon Surla’s, Modesto Urbano, H St Modesto

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DJ tease Donnie Swaggert Conference Family Movie Night The BoxTrolls Fool for Love Funky Tim Gotcha Country Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program Johnny Cardenas & The Wise Guys Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Maxi’s Happy Hour Neil Buettner (Live music) Nick Campos Rick Barnes Shooters Pub Happy Hour Teens Rockin’ Jump The Weekend Dance Party VFW Hamburger Night September 5 B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Battered Beaver DJ Awal Bilingual Preschool Storytime Blues in the Night Color the Skies Carnival Color the Skies Festival DJ & Live Music Donnie Swaggert Conference Farmer’s Market Folk Dancing Lessons Fool for Love Gotcha Country Growing Up Portugese Jeramy Norris and the Dangerous Mood Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Meditation with Susie Mizz Monique’s Dragalicious Show MJC vs. American River College Modesto Certified Farmer’s Market Oakdale Museum & History Center Old School Saturdays Open Air Market Rockin’ Saturdays Saturday Easy D Ride Shooters Pub Happy Hour The Weekend Dance Party Tiki Festival September 6 Acoustic Live Music Color the Skies Carnival Color the Skies Festival Donnie Swaggert Conference FOE Breakfast Fool for Love House Music & Vibes Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King NFL Sunday Specials Nick Campos Queen Bean Open Mic Night Seniors Club Breakfast Shooters Pub Happy Hour The Big Mix VFW Breakfast September 7 American Trivia with Uncle John Dance Exercise Class Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Maxi’s Happy Hour Open Mic At Shooters Open Mic Comedy Overreaters Anonymous Shooters Pub Happy Hour Sweet Open Talent & Mic September 8 Crazy 8’s Math Club Dinosaurs! Forever Young Dance Club Golden Valley Chorus Jam at Queen Bean Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Music Maxi’s Happy Hour Poetry reading and open Mic with Gillian Wegner Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime

The Boardroom Clarion Hotel Mancini Bowl, Modesto Center Stage Conservatory P. Wexford’s Modesto Nino’s Bar, Modesto MJC, West Science Center Shooter’s Pub & Grill Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Redwood Café, Modesto Barkin Dog, Modesto The Fruit Yard, Modesto Shooter’s Pub & Grill Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Crocodiles Nightclub VFW Hall Modesto Oakdale Bicycle Shop Battered Beaver, Oakdale Modesto Library Gallo Center for the Arts Mistlin Sports Park, Ripon Mistlin Sports Park, Ripon Surla’s, Modesto Clarion Hotel Main & Broadway, Turlock Carnegie Arts Center. Turlock Center Stage Conservatory Donoby’s Bar, Modesto Famiglia Bistro, Modesto Barkin Dog, Modesto Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Intrinsic Elements, Modesto Climax Bar, Modesto Stadium on East Campus, MJC Downtown Modesto 212 West F Street Shooter’s Pub & Grill Yogurt Station, Oakdale Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Oakdale Bicycle Shop Shooter’s Pub & Grill Crocodiles Nightclub Minnie’s Modesto Deva Cafe, J St, Modesto Mistlin Sports Park, Ripon Mistlin Sports Park, Ripon Clarion Hotel Eagles Hall, Modesto Center Stage Conservatory The Boardroom Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Shooter’s Pub & Grill Maxi’s at Double Tree Queen Bean Cafe Denny’s 1525 McHenry Ave Shooter’s Pub & Grill Crocodile’s, Modesto VFW Hall Modesto Rivets American Grill Salida Library Ridgeway’s, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Shooter’s Pub & Grill Shooter’s Pub & Grill Sutter Gould Office, McHenry Village Shooter’s Pub & Grill 3014 4th St, Ceres Oakdale Library Turlock Library Modesto Senior Center Mancini Hall, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Tiki Lounge Ridgeway’s, Modesto Vito’s, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Barkin Dog, Modesto Ceres Library Denair Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library

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Have fun and be S afe! • Please Designate a Driver Shooters Pub Happy Hour Successful Thinkers Network Mtg Toastmaster Supper Club Tropical Latin jazz Turlock Seniors Dance Wee Move and Play Wee Move and Play Wee Move and Play Wee Move and Play Wiggle Worms Yoga with Rosa September 9 80s night/DJ Gully Button Crafts Creole Jazz Kings Free QiGong Class Horseshoe tournament In One Accord Jim Ingram’s Band Jive Turkeys Juicing Class Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Knit and Crochet Class Lunch Hour Meditation Maxi’s Happy Hour Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner Oakdale Farmer’s Market Open Mic Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime Riverbank Farmer’s Market Riverbank Golden Ages Shooters Pub Happy Hour Stanislaus County Coin Club Theft prevention Workshop Toastmasters Daybreak Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday September 10 Art Around Town As Seen on Pintrest Casanova’s Night Club David Dow and Amy Lavere Healthy Eating Class Internet Basics Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke Night Karaoke with Clovis Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Kyle the Great Live Music Live Music Live Music & Paul’s Rustic Pizza Truck Maxi’s Happy Hour Minecraft Papercrafts Modesto Certified Farmer’s Market Oakdale Museum & History Center Preschool Story Time Shooters Pub Happy Hour Spanish Preschool Storytime Thirsty Thursdays Turlock Sunshine Strummers Vino & Van Gogh @ Greens September 11 Battered Beaver Live DJs DJ & Live Music DJ Otto & Guests DJ tease Family Movie Night Big Hero 6 GOLDEN BOUGH Gotcha Covered Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program Harvest Luncheon Hughson Senior Dance & Potluck Johnny Cardenas & The Wise Guys Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Mario Flores Maxi’s Happy Hour Neil Buettner (Live music) Rick Barnes Senior Stride 2015 Senior Stride Registration Shooters Pub Happy Hour Teens Rockin’ Jump The Weekend Dance Party VFW Hamburger Night

Shooter’s Pub & Grill Round Table Pizza, 3848 McHenry Denny’s 1525 McHenry Ave Shooter’s Pub & Grill 11914 Cahill St, Turlock Ceres Library Ceres Library Oakdale Library Salida Library Modesto Library Patterson Library

September 12 6th Annual Author Faire B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Battered Beaver DJ Awal Bilingual Preschool Storytime Community Yard Sale 2015 Couponing Class Dave and Penny show DJ & Live Music Farmer’s Market Folk Dancing Lessons Gotcha Covered The Boardroom Hope For College Bound Students Oakdale Library Karaoke Night Shooter’s Pub & Grill Karaoke with DJ Clovis King NTouch, Modesto Mizz Monique’s Dragalicious Show Shively’s Bar & Grill, Oakdale Modesto Certified Farmer’s Market Strings, Turlock Modesto Pride Festival Turlock’s Senior Citizen Hall Modesto Sympthony Rocks Rivets American Grill Oakdale Museum & History Center Patterson Library Old School Saturdays Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Rockin’ Saturdays Ridgeway’s, Modesto Saturday Easy D Ride Waterford Library Shooters Pub Happy Hour Intrinsic Elements, Modesto Telephone Switchboard Maxi’s at Double Tree The Annual Carnegie Arts Gala & Alphonse Mucha Exhibit Preview Sabatino’s, Modesto The Weekend Dance Party P. Wexfords Modesto Tuolumne River Clean Up North 3rd & Bianchia, Oakdale Turlock Uke Jamz Speakeasy Lounge September 13 Eagles Hall, Modesto Acoustic Live Music Keyes Library Camellia Society Meeting Keyes Library FOE Breakfast Newman Library House Music & Vibes Modesto Library Karaoke Night Oakdale Library Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Riverbank Community Park Manteca Senior Dance 3600Santa Fe St, Riverbank Modesto Pride Festival Shooter’s Pub & Grill NFL Sunday Specials Denny’s 1525 McHenry Ave Nick Campos Modesto Library Queen Bean Open Mic Night Denny’s 1525 McHenry Ave Seniors Club Breakfast Redwood Café, Modesto Shooters Pub Happy Hour Maxi’s at Double Tree The Big Mix USA Dance Ballroom Dacing Downtown Turlock VFW Breakfast Denair Library September 14 Crocodile’s, Modesto American Trivia with Uncle John Barkin Dog, Modesto Blue Monday with Eric Bensen and friends Kaiser Bangs Ave Medical Offices Dance Exercise Class Modesto Library Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Kaiser Dale Rd, Modesto Maxi’s Happy Hour Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Mayor’s Book Club Shooter’s Pub & Grill Microsoft Word Intermediate Ridgeway’s, Modesto Open Mic At Shooters Sabatino’s, Modesto Open Mic Comedy Deva Cafe, Modesto Overreaters Anonymous Surla’s, Modesto Preschool Story Time Bella Vagos, Modesto Shooters Pub Happy Hour Maxi’s at Double Tree Sweet Open Talent & Mic Ceres Library Tech Connect Resumes Downtown Modesto Wiggle Worms 212 West F Street Wiggle Worms Hughson Library September 15 Shooter’s Pub & Grill Caregiver Coffee Break Modesto Library Crazy 8’s Math Club Maxi’s at Double Tree Family Dinner & Movie Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock Forever Young Dance Club Greens on 10th, Modesto Golden Valley Chorus Jam at Queen Bean Battered Beaver, Oakdale Karaoke Night Surla’s, Modesto Karaoke with DJ Andrew Urbano, H St Modesto Karaoke with DJ Clovis King The Boardroom Live Music Mancini Bowl, Modesto Maxi’s Happy Hour West Side Theatre, Newman Pete the Cat Craft Minnie’s Modesto Pirate Day MJC, West Science Center Pirate Party Graceada Park, Modesto Preschool Story Time 2307 Fourth St, Hughson Preschool Story Time Shooter’s Pub & Grill Preschool Story Time Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Preschool Story Time Ridgeway’s, Modesto Preschool Story Time Barkin Dog, Modesto Preschool Story Time Maxi’s at Double Tree Preschool Storytime Redwood Café, Modesto Shooters Pub Happy Hour The Fruit Yard, Modesto Successful Thinkers Network Mtg East La Loma Park, Modesto Toastmaster Supper Club East La Loma Park, Modesto Tropical Latin jazz Shooter’s Pub & Grill Turlock Seniors Dance Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Wee Move and Play Crocodiles Nightclub Wiggle Worms VFW Hall Modesto Yoga with Rosa

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Modesto Library Oakdale Bicycle Shop Battered Beaver, Oakdale Modesto Library Cornertsone Covenant Church Salida Library, Salida Barkin Dog, Modesto Surla’s, Modesto Main & Broadway, Turlock Carnegie Arts Center. Turlock Nino’s Bar, Modesto Salida Library Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Climax Bar, Modesto Downtown Modesto Graceada Park, Modesto E & J Gallo Grounds, Modesto 212 West F Street Shooter’s Pub & Grill Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Oakdale Bicycle Shop Shooter’s Pub & Grill McHenry Museum, Modesto Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock Crocodiles Nightclub begin at 7th Street, Modesto Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock Deva Cafe, J St, Modesto One Church Scenic Drive Modesto Eagles Hall, Modesto The Boardroom Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto 295 Cherry Lane, Manteca Graceada Park, Modesto Shooter’s Pub & Grill Maxi’s at Double Tree Queen Bean Cafe Denny’s 1525 McHenry Ave Shooter’s Pub & Grill Crocodile’s, Modesto Odd Fellows Hall, Hughson VFW Hall Modesto Rivets American Grill Barkin Dog, Modesto Salida Library Ridgeway’s, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Riverbank Library Modesto Library Shooter’s Pub & Grill Shooter’s Pub & Grill Sutter Gould Office, McHenry Village Keyes Library Shooter’s Pub & Grill 3014 4th St, Ceres Turlock Library Modesto Library Modesto Library Hospice, 4368 Spyres Way Oakdale Library Salida Library Modesto Senior Center Mancini Hall, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Tiki Lounge Ridgeway’s, Modesto Vito’s, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Hughson Library Turlock Library Waterford Library Ceres Library Denair Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Shooter’s Pub & Grill Round Table Pizza, 3848 McHenry Denny’s 1525 McHenry Ave Shooter’s Pub & Grill Turlock Senior Center Ceres Library Modesto Library Patterson Library

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Our local farmers markets are an

absolute treasure and will help you stay fit and healthy by eating fresh and tasty produce grown right here in the Central Valley. This handy list of local certified farmer’s market locations will help you find your groove and stay on track with your health goals. Remember to take your reusable bags, and ride your bike to the market when you can. Modesto- Yes of course, fruits and veggies, but here you can also find fresh eggs from MJC, purple potatoes and exotic mushrooms, bacon-on-a-stick from Green’s Market booth, fresh pita chips at the hummus booth, and even soaps, jellies and crafts. Music fans can boogie to tunes sponsored by ModestoView. Between H & I Streets on 15th St near the library. Thurs & Sats 7am-1pm Kaiser Medical Center, Modesto Perfect location for people who want to take out two birds with one stone: Grab your week’s produce at the same time as your doctor’s appointment, or picking up a prescription. 4601 Dale Road, Thurs 8am-2pm (year-round) Turlock- This is their first season on Saturdays! Aside from the usual fruits & veggies, they are known for their cupcakes, shaved ice, and beef jerky. You can also find soaps, crafts, honey & lavender here. Center & Main St. Sats, 8am-1pm Oakdale- A night option for our busy schedules, and this year brings a twist! Local produce on one side, car show on the other! Bring your blanket, buy your dinner for your picnic basket, and let the kiddos play while you listen to live music. The third Wednesday of the month will also include wine tasting for those 21 and over. North 3rd Avenue & Bianchi Plaza, Weds 5pm-8pm Riverbank – The City of Action offers another evening adventure option for those seeking cooler temperatures or who have to work during the day. Known for apricots, fresh herbs and community booths. Riverbank Community Center Park, 3600 Santa Fe St, Weds 5pm-8pm

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BluesBox Bayou Band Saturday, Oct 3rd. 2:30PM - 6:30PM Oysters & BBQ at NINO’s on Mchenry Ave. Modesto CA. Enjoy all the hospitality of Nino’s for a great time and danciing to Northern California’s premier Cajun Zydeco band performing in our own back yard...! Call NInos at 209-578-6522 for more information. 5219 McHenry Ave.

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September 16 80s night/DJ Gully As Seen on Pintrest Children’s Craft Day Creole Jazz Kings Free QiGong Class Horseshoe tournament In One Accord Jim Ingram’s Band Jive Turkeys Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Kid’s Book Club Knit and Crochet Class Maxi’s Happy Hour MJC Job Fair National Play Doh Day Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner Oakdale Farmer’s Market Open Mic Origami Crafts Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime Riverbank Farmer’s Market Riverbank Golden Ages Shooters Pub Happy Hour Stanislaus Humanist’s Colloquium Wig Out Wednesdays with Nina West Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday September 17 Casanova’s Night Club Coloring for Adults Class Computer Basics David Dow and friends jam session Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke Night Karaoke with Clovis Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Kyle the Great Live Music Live Music Maxi’s Happy Hour Modesto Certified Farmer’s Market Oakdale Museum & History Center Preschool Story Time Shooters Pub Happy Hour Spanish Preschool Storytime Taste of McHenry Village Third Thursday Art Walk Thirsty Thursdays Turlock Sunshine Strummers Vintage Faire Mall Kids Club September 18 Backyard Bookworms Battered Beaver Live DJs DJ & Live Music DJ Otto & Guests DJ tease Family Movie Night Paddington Gotcha Covered Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program Greg Vail and Slim Man Irish Cultural Society Johnny Cardenas & The Wise Guys Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Maxi’s Happy Hour Neil Buettner (Live music) Rick Barnes Shooters Pub Happy Hour Teens Rockin’ Jump The Prisoner of 2nd Avenue The Weekend Dance Party VFW Hamburger Night September 19 Architecture Festival B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Battered Beaver DJ Awal Bilingual Preschool Storytime Bookmark Craft Color Yourself Calm Adult Coloring Class DJ & Live Music Farmer’s Market Folk Dancing Lessons FOREJOUR Gotcha Covered Greek Food Fest

The Boardroom Turlock Library Patterson Library Shooter’s Pub & Grill NTouch, Modesto Shively’s Bar & Grill, Oakdale Strings, Turlock Turlock’s Senior Citizen Hall Rivets American Grill Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Turlock Library Waterford Library Maxi’s at Double Tree Student Center on East Campus, MJC Keyes Library Sabatino’s, Modesto P. Wexfords Modesto North 3rd & Bianchia, Oakdale Speakeasy Lounge Riverbank Library Eagles Hall, Modesto Keyes Library Keyes Library Newman Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Riverbank Community Park 3600Santa Fe St, Riverbank Shooter’s Pub & Grill Manteca Library Tiki Lounge Redwood Café, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Crocodile’s, Modesto Keyes Library Salida Library Barkin Dog, Modesto Kaiser Dale Rd, Modesto Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Shooter’s Pub & Grill Ridgeway’s, Modesto Sabatino’s, Modesto Deva Cafe, Modesto Surla’s, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Downtown Modesto 212 West F Street Hughson Library Shooter’s Pub & Grill Modesto Library McHenry Village, Modesto Downtown Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock Vintage Faire Mall, Modesto Great Valley Museum Battered Beaver, Oakdale Surla’s, Modesto Urbano, H St Modesto The Boardroom Mancini Bowl, Modesto The Boardroom MJC, West Science Center Barking Dog Grill Denny’s 1525 McHenry Ave Shooter’s Pub & Grill Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Redwood Café, Modesto The Fruit Yard, Modesto Shooter’s Pub & Grill Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Prospect Theater Project Crocodiles Nightclub VFW Hall Modesto Modesto Library Oakdale Bicycle Shop Battered Beaver, Oakdale Modesto Library Newman Library Modesto Library Surla’s, Modesto Main & Broadway, Turlock Carnegie Arts Center. Turlock West Side Theatre, Newman Speakeasy Lounge Greek Orthodox Church

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Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Mizz Monique’s Dragalicious Show MJC vs. Diablo Valley College Modesto Certified Farmer’s Market Oakdale Museum & History Center Old School Saturdays Patty Castillo Davis/Out of Darkness Walk Rockin’ Saturdays Rolling Stones Tribute Saturday Easy D Ride Shooters Pub Happy Hour Slosh Ball The Prisoner of 2nd Avenue The Weekend Dance Party Tony and the Tough Times Women of Love Ministries Breakfast September 20 Acoustic Live Music Cell Block 7 Jazz Band EuroSunday Car Club FOE Breakfast Greek Food Fest House Music & Vibes Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Modesto Jazz Society NFL Sunday Specials Nick Campos Queen Bean Open Mic Night Richard Smith & Francesco Buzzurro Seniors Club Breakfast Shooters Pub Happy Hour Stanislaus Humanist’s Coffee Klatch The Big Mix The Prisoner of 2nd Avenue VFW Breakfast September 21 American Trivia with Uncle John Dance Exercise Class Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Last Comic Standing Maxi’s Happy Hour Open Mic At Shooters Open Mic Comedy Overreaters Anonymous Pirate Day Preschool Story Time Shooters Pub Happy Hour Sweet Open Talent & Mic Tech Connect: Mango Mango Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms September 22 Book Club Hotel on the Corner of Bitter Book Club Mr. Ripley Book Club Mr. Ripley Button Making Craft Computer Basics Crazy 8’s Math Club Elephant Appreciation Day Forever Young Dance Club Golden Valley Chorus Jam at Queen Bean Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Music Maxi’s Happy Hour Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Shooters Pub Happy Hour Successful Thinkers Network Mtg Toastmaster Supper Club Tropical Latin jazz Turlock Seniors Dance Wee Move and Play Wee Move and Play Wiggle Worms Yoga with Rosa September 23 80s night/DJ Gully Coupon Workshop Creole Jazz Kings Duct Tape Class Fixing Your Credit Workshop Free QiGong Class Horseshoe tournament In One Accord Jim Ingram’s Band Jive Turkeys Karaoke Night

Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Climax Bar, Modesto Stadium on East Campus, MJC Downtown Modesto 212 West F Street Shooter’s Pub & Grill Mancini Bowl, Modesto Rockin’ Jump, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Oakdale Bicycle Shop Shooter’s Pub & Grill Enslen Park Modesto Prospect Theater Project Crocodiles Nightclub Barkin Dog, Modesto Clarion Hotel Deva Cafe, J St, Modesto Clarion Hotel Village Baking, Modesto Eagles Hall, Modesto Greek Orthodox Church The Boardroom Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Clarion Inn, Modesto Shooter’s Pub & Grill Maxi’s at Double Tree Queen Bean Cafe Private Residence Denny’s 1525 McHenry Ave Shooter’s Pub & Grill Queen Bean Cafe Crocodile’s, Modesto Prospect Theater Project VFW Hall Modesto Rivets American Grill Salida Library Ridgeway’s, Modesto Turlock Community Theatre Maxi’s at Double Tree Shooter’s Pub & Grill Shooter’s Pub & Grill Sutter Gould Office, McHenry Village Keyes Library Keyes Library Shooter’s Pub & Grill 3014 4th St, Ceres Turlock Library Modesto Library Modesto Library Riverbank Library oakdale Library Oakdale Library Denair Library Salida Library Oakdale Library Hughson Library Modesto Senior Center Mancini Hall, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Tiki Lounge Ridgeway’s, Modesto Vito’s, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Ceres Library Denair Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Shooter’s Pub & Grill Round Table Pizza, 3848 McHenry Denny’s 1525 McHenry Ave Shooter’s Pub & Grill 11914 Cahill St, Turlock Ceres Library Ceres Library Modesto Library Patterson Library The Boardroom Waterford Library Shooter’s Pub & Grill Riverbank Library Patterson Library NTouch, Modesto Shively’s Bar & Grill, Oakdale Strings, Turlock Turlock’s Senior Citizen Hall Rivets American Grill Run Around Sue’s, Modesto

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Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Knit and Crochet Class Leaf Painting Lunch Hour Meditation Maxi’s Happy Hour Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner Oakdale Farmer’s Market Open Mic Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime Riverbank Farmer’s Market Riverbank Golden Ages Shooters Pub Happy Hour Stanislaus County Coin Club Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday September 24 Casanova’s Night Club Coloring Day David Dow and friends jam session DIY Lip Balm Craft Email Basics Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke Night Karaoke with Clovis Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Kyle the Great Live Music Live Music Maxi’s Happy Hour Modesto Certified Farmer’s Market Oakdale Museum & History Center Preschool Story Time Shooters Pub Happy Hour Spanish Preschool Storytime Thirsty Thursdays Turlock Sunshine Strummers Wii Games September 25 Animal Talk kids program Battered Beaver Live DJs David Dow and Friends DDD (Triple D) DJ & Live Music DJ Otto & Guests DJ tease Francesca Bavarro & Tonya Newstetter Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program Johnny Cardenas & The Wise Guys Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Band Karaoke Maxi’s Happy Hour Modesto Home Improvement Show Neil Buettner (Live music) Rick Barnes Shooters Pub Happy Hour Soroptomist International Bingo Night Stanislaus Humanists Karaoke Night Teens Rockin’ Jump The Prisoner of 2nd Avenue The Weekend Dance Party VFW Hamburger Night September 26 2015 Stanislaus Heart Walk Aircraft Display B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Battered Beaver DJ Awal Bilingual Preschool Storytime Black Irish Band DJ & Live Music Family Friday Farmer’s Market Folk Dancing Lessons Gotcha Covered Harvest Festival Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Laughs for a Cause Lewis Kemper Photography presentation Mizz Monique’s Dragalicious Show Modesto Certified Farmer’s Market Modesto Home Improvement Show Oakdale Museum & History Center Old School Saturdays Rockin’ Saturdays San Joaquin Valley BrewFest Saturday Easy D Ride Shooters Pub Happy Hour The Prisoner of 2nd Avenue The Weekend Dance Party Willie Hines

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CALENDAR September 27 Acoustic Live Music FOE Breakfast Harvest Festival House Music & Vibes Hughson Senior Dance & Potluck Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Manteca Senior Dance Modesto Home Improvement Show NFL Sunday Specials Nick Campos Queen Bean Open Mic Night Seniors Club Breakfast Shooters Pub Happy Hour Stanislaus Humanists Brunch The Big Mix The Prisoner of 2nd Avenue VFW Breakfast September 28 American Trivia with Uncle John Dance Exercise Class Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Maxi’s Happy Hour Microsoft Excel Intermediate Open Mic At Shooters Open Mic Comedy Overreaters Anonymous Preschool Story Time Shooters Pub Happy Hour Sweet Open Talent & Mic Tech Connect: Library Databases Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms September 29 Alice in Wonderland Tea Party Apple Day Computer Basics Coupon Exchange Crazy 8’s Math Club Forever Young Dance Club Golden Valley Chorus Jam at Queen Bean Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Music Maxi’s Happy Hour Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Shooters Pub Happy Hour STEAM Makerspace Creepy Crawlies Successful Thinkers Network Mtg Toastmaster Supper Club Tropical Latin jazz Turlock Seniors Dance Wee Move and Play Wiggle Worms Yoga with Rosa September 30 80s night/DJ Gully Creole Jazz Kings Free QiGong Class Horseshoe tournament In One Accord Jim Ingram’s Band Jive Turkeys Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Kid’s Book Club Knit and Crochet Class Maxi’s Happy Hour Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner Oakdale Farmer’s Market Open Mic Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime Riverbank Farmer’s Market Riverbank Golden Ages Shooters Pub Happy Hour Tech Connect Zinio Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday

Deva Cafe, J St, Modesto Eagles Hall, Modesto Bloomingcamp Ranch, Oakdale The Boardroom 2307 Fourth St, Hughson Run Around Sue’s, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto 295 Cherry Lane, Manteca Modesto Centre Plaza Shooter’s Pub & Grill Maxi’s at Double Tree Queen Bean Cafe Denny’s 1525 McHenry Ave Shooter’s Pub & Grill Panera Bread, Turlock Crocodile’s, Modesto Prospect Theater Project VFW Hall Modesto

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GALLO CENTER for the ARTS Sept 18th

STEVEN WRIGHT Sept 20th

Season Opener An evening with

JAY LENO Sept 27th

CHRIS CORNELL Advertise Your Business Here!

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Open Early!

DOWNTOWN MODESTO

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

Open Late!

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

Parking

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

Try a Cab

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

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

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GO MODESTO!

Pride in the Park

Graceada Park September 12th 11am-6pm It’s the 10th Annual Pride in the Park, a free, family-friendly event. This year’s highlights are the KidZone, Teen Garden, live entertainment, beer garden, many booths to represent the Central Valley’s non-profit groups, as well as many local retail and food vendors. Bring the family out for a fun day! Meet friends (and make new ones) from Modesto, Stockton, Merced, Fresno and all the surrounding cities of Stanislaus, Tuolumne, Merced and San Joaquin counties. For more info visit: morpride.org

Kick Ass Women Barking Dog Grill All Ages $5.00

Amy LaVere

singersongwriter,actress and upright bass player based out of Memphis,TN. Amy has had a star role in Black Snake Moan & played as Wanda Jackson cameo in Walk the Line. Amy has just released her new adventure with husband Will Sexton, “Hallelujah I’m A Dreamer”. Also performing are Nya Jade singer/songwriter with a diversity in music influences and Amanda Wright, front lady of Randy Mandy Band from Knights Ferry. Amanda just recently married the love of her life Mr.Randy Russell, this duo brings a country soul to the audience that makes you wanna dance and smile. Don’t miss this show that showcases our music roots.

Go Downtown Modesto

Power of the Purse Luncheon Sept 23 - 11 am  Gallo Center

Don’t miss this important fundraising and motivational event. Last year, they raised over $44,000 to expand the Graduation Coach program, a student engagement program aimed keeping at-risk middle school students in school and on the path to graduation and provided Christmas gifts for Pathways, a transitional housing service for homeless and former foster youth and other grants during the year.  This year’s speaker is Susan Mazza is a business coach and motivational speaker who works with leaders and their teams to transform their performance, relationships and work environment from acceptable to exceptional.  Tix are $50. Team up and make a difference https://wlcpop2015.eventbrite.com

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Join us for this FINAL Run & Ride event Celebrating 10 years of wonderful memories Saturday, September 19, 2015

THE RUN

Modesto Junior College, West Campus 2201 Blue Gum Avenue, Modesto

Registration: 7:00 a.m. 10K and 2-Mile Run/Walk: 8:00 a.m. Kids Fun Run: 9:45 a.m.

Rain or Shine This fully-supported, family-oriented community event includes educational exhibits addressing cancer and healthy lifestyles with free activities for kids. Food and prizes are included for registered participants.

To register online, visit our website at memorialmedicalcenter.org.

THE RIDE Registration: 6:00 a.m. 61-Mile Ride: 7:00 a.m. 25-Mile Ride: 9:15 a.m. 12-Mile Ride: 10:15 a.m. Due to the popularity of this event, the ride is limited to 800 registered participants. Register early!

THE COMBO

For information, call (209) 569-7789.

The Combo is offered at a discounted price for those who wish to participate in two events. (61-mile ride not available.)

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