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September 10 – Picnic at the Pops - Modesto Symphony Celebrates Michael Jackson – Gallo Winery September 24 – The Guess Who – Gallo Center September 21 – The Monkees – Gallo Center September 19 Gavin DeGraw & Andy Grammar - Gallo Center September 11 – Chris Isaak - Turlock Community Theatre September 15 – Eight Days A Week - State Theatre September 9 - J B Presents 15th Anniversary All-Star Revival – State Theatre September 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25 - Aladdin and His Magic Lamp – West Side Theatre September 24 - Women of the West Film Fest - State Theatre September 30 – Spectrum Festival 13th and J Street Note: the MAMA Awards will be Oct 11 at the State Theatre – Vote Now www.modestoareamusic.com Send your event and gig info to firstname.lastname@example.org To get details and up to date information on these Top 10 events, please check out the following places and follow us on Twitter so you are always up to speed: Modestoview.com • Facebook.com modestoview • Twitter.com/modestoview • Instagram #ModestoView • Radio 1360 KFIV AM
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Project Finals had me thinking about how many talented people there are here in Modesto USA. As the cool breeze followed me to my car for my 5-minute drive home, it had me thinking how nice it is to be in this geographic place where we get the delta breezes that refresh our city daily. It was flat out chilly this morning when I picked up my morning newspapers and I knew today was going to be a good day. I love this time of year and it makes me happy thinking about the amazing friends and family we have. This is truly a wonderful community. This month is flat out packed with things to do. I know what you are thinking, “Chris, you say this every month”. You are right, I do, and every month I mean it. You can’t say you are bored and live in this town. Between all of the Pokemon Go players exploring all over town to the incredible new line up at the Gallo Center, the cool indie films at the State, the all ages music at our local venues, museums like the Great Valley Museum, the McHenry Museum and Mansion there is truly something for everyone. This month we are getting our fashion and our architecture on. The week of Sept 11 will see the intersection and collision of our design community. Let’s embrace this friends, go out and take the walking tours, dress up and enjoy being all about town. There are cool films, exhibits, tours and parties and even a couture fashion show. This is just a flat out fun way to celebrate the creativity in our community. ModestoView is there supporting both Modesto Fashion Week and Modesto Architecture
Festival. It is wonderful how our community supports our area charities in really creative ways. First off we have the amazing culinary festival that is the Edible Extravaganza that benefits the Center for Human Services, we have the Community Brunch that brings our community together for a tasty event that benefits Salvation Army, Stan Education Foundation, Society for Disabilities, the Police Action League on Sept 11. There is a Walk for Alzheimer’s on Sept 10 and the Power of the Purse on Sept 14 and Unspoken fall benefit for the Modesto Gospel Mission on the 29th, just to name a few. We really have a giving and creative community. It is MAMA season. Since 2000, we have been celebrating our annual Modesto Area Music talent at the MAMA Awards on Oct 11. Nominations are now in, voting is live and I challenge each and every one of you to take time, check these bands out, go see them play in our local venues and make live music a priority in
our community. The cool thing is about Valley Talent Project is we always find new musicians in our community that may not be on the regular local venue scene and I love those discoveries. Friends, go listen to our local bands, it will fill your soul with goodness. And finally, doing local business is what we are all about. Our family is in the process of moving and remodeling (always sounds more fun than it is) and of course we went to Direct Appliance for my needs. Great ideas, products and design. This is one of the ways we make Modesto better, stronger and more vibrant is by keeping our dollars local. Please take time to support the awesome businesses that are showcased here in ModestoView. They care about our community and we should reward those companies that give back to our local charities and to Modesto. Thank you so much for reading all these years and if this is your first Modesto View read, welcome to this place of positivity. Chris Murphy Publisher and Founder, ModestoView email@example.com
On the Cover
We are excited to do our first high-fashion cover and our cover model is Lauren Schmidt. She is active in the local fashion community and has a blog called www.gypsymarie.com Check it out. Her artisan hairstyle was done by Drea Lecher and Michelle Rau at the Bella Vagos Salon and Spa. This beautiful outfit was provided by our friend Lisa Ardis at bonnie j. boutique. One of our favorite buildings is the bank at the corner of 10th and I. You can learn more about this at the Modesto Architecture festival.
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COMMUNITY Ever kick anyone who loiters?
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by Maryann Spikes Would you leave a woman stranded on the street with her groceries due to a bulky item policy? Ever kick anyone who loiters in front of your store? Have you displaced families from the safety of their tent community? Maybe there are better ways to engage people experiencing homelessness. Note the missing question mark. Another way of saying, “necessity is the mother of invention” is that “discomfort is the motivator of change”. It was discomfort that motivated my friend, Scott, to provide a hotel room for his dying friend, David, during the last days of David’s life. Scott didn’t want his best friend dying on the streets. Further discomfort led Scott to get off the streets in June and graduate (I’m very proud to say) at the Stanislaus Recovery Center in August. A related discomfort motivated Stanislaus County to initiate our Focus on Prevention of Homelessness meetings this past year. During this year, Dean Dodd’s “dream team” built and successfully launched Cleansing Hope Shower Shuttle. I was honored to attend the August 3 ribbon cutting ceremony where the team received recognition from Congressman Jeff Denham, Assemblymember Kristin Olsen, Senator Anthony Canella, Supervisor Dick Monteith, and Mayor Ted Brandvold. During their second week in operation, I was
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Christina’s team will provide data that dispels urban myths surrounding homelessness and its causes, and will equip us with ways we can proactively express our compassion without unintentionally prolonging homelessness. If you aren’t too comfortable with the state of homelessness in our community, please consider joining one of the above workgroups, or perhaps find out how you can get behind the Cleansing Hope Shower Shuttle. You WILL be making a difference.
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privileged to witness a few gentlemen utilize Cleansing Hope before heading out to new jobs. The dream team is making a difference, one individual at a time. We know change does not happen overnight – it happens at the speed of trust. That’s why the County’s Focus on Prevention prioritizes relationships and engagement. The next Homelessness Action Council (HAC) gathering is scheduled for September 15 from 2:30pm to 4:30pm at the Ceres Community Center on 2701 Fourth Street. The update includes information on the Community System of Care planning workgroups (see the flowchart in the online version of this article). The coordinator of those workgroups is Jeanette Fabella (firstname.lastname@example.org), the new Housing and Supportive Services Manager for Stanislaus County. One of the workgroups is the multi-sector Volunteer Engagement Team, which will have an orientation session on September 7th: http:// focus-engagement.eventbrite.com Other workgroups include aligning the faith sector, educating the public on resources for those experiencing homelessness (through
211, etc.), and engaging people experiencing homelessness in neighborhoods. There is a Neighborhood Engagement Training coming up on September 13: https://stanfop.eventbrite. com One of the champions leading the neighborhood engagement training is Christina Kenney, program director of Turning Point Empowerment Center. Christina is a seasoned and passionate advocate you will find at nearly every meeting focused on neighbors among us whose various conditions often lead to or are caused by homelessness. www.tpcp. org/empowerment-center
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Batman Day 2016 Saturday September 17th, 10:00am to 4:00pm
Bonanza Books & Comics, 2308 McHenry Ave, Modesto Bonanza will have DC cosplayers and comic artists (Lisa DeLeon—Ethen Beavers—Patrick Barr—Adam Harris— Jeremiah Perkins and David Davidson) in attendance. There is also a Free Batman Comic (Batman #1 Batman Day Special Edition), for all who attend. Come celebrate Batman with us!
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ART Back To School by Jim Christiansen
Back to School, back to fall, new Art Walk Map, new Mistlin Gallery members show and Gala, September has all that and more. Modesto Fashion Week, Architectural Festival, Modesto Art Salon show at Queen Bean, Music, Art and Wine at Lucca Winery in Ripon. New Art Class schedules for Chartreuse Muse, Mistlin Gallery and City Parks. A lot to cover. Suggestion for a new mural viewing path. The alley way between McHenry and Elmwood, up from Alice to just past Stoddard, you see the walls done up in Graffiti Art panels. Multiple artists, colorful and bit of a surprise. More and more you’re seeing murals of all sorts appearing. Beautiful new Modesto, California mural at 8th and H, by FASM and a group of 14 graffiti artists from all over as one of four projects. Art Walk map is new this month for the next six-month run. Third Thursday falls midmonth on September 15th. Jeff Haines art will be featured over at Carolyn Huff Gallery. The September map will have hold overs, and new venues. Remember to get your Art Walk passports in for Dinner and a Movie drawing. After Art Walk and Downtown Market, join me and Jen Eros at Ralston’s Goat for “just kidding” comedy show. Pick up a new Art Walk map or see www.modestoartwalk.com I saw a poster at the Chartreuse Muse, and post by artist Nicole Weir Slater that this same week is Modesto Fashion Week. Nicole, Jennifer Williams, Victoria Johnson and Jennifer Price Showing at Chartreuse Muse. Other fashion week events will take place starting September 14 through the 18th. Mistlin Gallery will feature its new members juried show and Autumn Art Festival. Show hangs in the gallery September 6, and Opens with a Gala Art Reception Fundraiser September 9. There were over 200 entries when I put mine in, and only 80 spots to hang. Gala is the primary Central California Art Association Fundraiser for the year. Tickets $30, includes drinks, silent auction and fun. Modesto Artist Salon will have its first public group show at Queen Bean, September 17. This is a great and growing group of networking local artists. Check them out. September 10, I join artists Yvette LaForce and Rita Barbano to hang art, drink wine and enjoy music at Lucca Winery on River Road
Spray paint artist Scott B, @thatflylord Art at the Barking Dog Art from the Lucca Winery Show CD RELEASE PARTY • SAT. OCTOBER 29th • EAGLES HALL MODESTO
in Ripon. This is the last in their inaugural Summer Concert Series titled the Women of Brazil, featuring the music of Fabiana Pasonni and friends. A treat for Rita Barbano who is originally from Brazil. Finally, Modesto International Architectural Festival Returns, September 15 to 18. More details www.modestoarchfest.com Always educational. Various art class offerings popping up on the fall schedules at the Galleries, City of Modesto Parks and Recreation, MJC community classes. Life Drawing drop in group at Mistlin Gallery on Wednesday Nights at 7, only $10. More of the paint and wine type events popping up in Modesto, Turlock and around. More on that next month.
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Indigeny Reserve: Cider, Brandy & Vodka, Oh, my! by Brandilyn Brown & Christopher Mitchell
Something Dark Our friends at DoGood Distillery are Nestled in the gorgeous woods of Tuolumne County in the city of Sonora, is a barn surrounded by several groves of apple trees. Those groves were purchased by Jay Watson back when Indigeny Reserve was just an idea. At first, he sold the apples straight from the tree, and soon decided to tap into the cider market with an amazing cider recipe. The name “Indigeny” comes from combining the words “indigenous” and “synergy”. Watson and his employees, have thrown themselves into reducing, reusing, recycling and re-purposing as much as they possibly can. They bottle in aluminum cans because aluminum is easy to recycle, and doesn’t make a mess if one is dropped on the floor like glass does. They currently offer several flavors of cider, Crisp Apple, Harvest Blend and Blackberry. They have also mastered the art of distilling, and you try and buy their apple Brandy at the tasting room, too! They also recently partnered with Traina Foods in Patterson, and launched Porch Light vodka. The madefrom-grapes vodka is infused for 12 weeks with various dried fruits or veggies. We tried the Strawberry, Apricot, Fig and Tomato. By far, the fig was the best, tasting like a port wine. This would be delicious over ice cream! We enjoyed the sun-dried tomato vodka in a delicious bloody mary, and I think it would be good in salsa, too! Blackberry, black licorice, lemon and lime flavors are coming out soon. Now a national brand, their barn (aka tasting room complete with gift shop) is an attraction for locals and tourists alike, with picnic tables, outside games, ample parking, tons of shade provided by super old trees, and lush apple groves & grape vines as far as the eye can see. They do facility tours often, so check their facebook for dates and times. Indigeny Reserve 14679 Summers Ln, Sonora www.indigenyreserve.com
really making some amazing spirits. We love trying all the different places in town that create tasty concoctions based on these amazing locally produced treats. Needless to say, we like rum and the Do Good 3 Mile is fantastic. We also like their whiskey so were on a mission. So we head out to the Redwood Café, where they already make one of our fave Gin and Tonics and check out their rum creation that you too can order right at the bar. Chris Hull is a great tastemaker and will reach for the stars in creating a drink you love. Here is what they created: Cocktail is called “Something, Something, Dark side”. This spirit driven, hybridized Manhattan is served old fashioned style so you get the maximum aroma and taste. Here is how it goes. 1oz Do Good Nighthawk Bourbon wWhiskey 1oz Do Good 3 mile rum 1oz Jagermeister 2 soild dashes Aztec chocolate bitters Fresh ruby red grapefruit peel All ingredients combined and stirred vigorously stirred over ice. Strained over large ice sphere and garnished with the grapefruit peel We recommend that you head directly to Redwood Café and check it out.
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PERFORMANCE A Time to Perform in September School is back in the swing of things. College
students are gearing up too! Fall is approaching, I hope you have your tickets for the most amazing community event- Picnic at the Pops The Music of Michael Jackson on September 10th at E & J Gallo Winery grounds. Tickets are still available at Gallo Center for the Arts and O’Brien’s Market. My husband, Jerry and I always attend with another couple. We have a wondrous time. I am always amazed at how many people I know there, plus I find a place in the back to dance. If you see me, come dance with me! Here’s what’s happening in our neck of the woods Center Stage Conservatory will be turning their Lower Level Studio into a 5th grade classroom as we go back to school in Gidion’s Knot written by Johnna Adams and directed by James Kusy. A concerned mother (Traci Sprague) arrives at a parent teacher conference wanting answers to why her 5th grade son was suspended from school. There the discussion between the mother and the teacher (Carin Heidelbach) becomes dramatically charged, volatile exploration of personal responsibility,freedom of expression, the failure of our school system, bullying and blame.
by Kaye Osborn Performances at 8:00p.m. September 16, 17, 23, 24, 29, 30 & October 1 Performances at 2pm September 25 $15 general admission/$10 for student Located on the lower level of the City Center at 948 Eleventh Street. (209) 846-0179 www.centerstagemodesto.com Prospect Theater Project September 16- Oct. 2 Picnic by William Inge Season Subscriptions on sale now At the Gallo Center for the Arts Men are From Mars-Women are From Venus Live Adult Content 3 performances September 16-17 Gavin DeGraw and Andy Grammer This show will be interpreted for the Deaf Monday, September 19: 7 PM The West Side Threatre Sept 16, 17, 18 ,23, 24, 25 The West Side Players will be performing the family favorite Aladdin and his Magic Lamp. www.westsidetheatre.org
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… e i P a z z i P G I B a Like by Dana Johnson
When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s amore!!! When the world seems to shine like you’ve had too much wine, that’s amore!!! Yes Mo Viewers, it looks like I’m in love… it all started at Luigi’s Pizza on a warm summer night, when that moon was big and bright, oh wait that’s my favorite song of all time; Dancing in the Moonlight by King Harvest! But it really was a supernatural delight; I could get it almost every night, as it is a fine and natural sight that could be most enjoyed dancing in the moonlight! Nothing quite like the beginning of a new relationship! Yes, I have fallen for the Smack’in Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza at Luigi’s! But I’m afraid I’ll become a two-timing cheater as the Garlic Cheesy Stuffed Bread Balls dipped in marinara are irresistible and quite addicting! So, to all you stingy MoViewers who are already regulars at Luigi’s and neglected to mention this to me, you are all in trouble with me! I love great pizza! I often make it at home because, well, mine is the best! But after my dining experience there I will likely buy it more now that I found this local gem thanks to my loyal friends, like Dana Walters of Daydreams and Nightmares and Colleen Winter of Direct Appliance, who are generous enough to share it on Facebook! So when I first spied the photos of these beautiful pies, I thought perhaps it was just advertising photos, they can’t look that good every time, but they do! It was fascinating to me that they actually hand roll the dough right there for you to see behind the glass window! The crusts edge looks like one you’d see on a specialty baker’s fancy fruit pie. As I was watching, we talked about the technique; twist, I am a part of a program called the Modestuck, and fold! But more than the eye appeal; to Leos Club; we are basically the younger the taste is what really makes it brother of the Modesto Lions Club. We are a Dana~licious new favorite! hoping to recruit some teenagers to join us Next visit I must try the garlic butter pan pizza, in making the community a better place. how does one turn that down, right?! The big We meet only once a month and do fun achoney BBQ wings looked and smelled divine tivities. The main reason our group formed as well! The have hot wings, too. Luigi’s has a was so we could help out people in need. We nice variety of pizza toppings to build your own used “flocking” as a way to fundraise for our pie or choose one of the specialty ones from projects; Flocking is when people pay us to the menu, like Rigo’s Combo has everything or stick pink plastic flamingos in their friend’s the Manly Meat lovers! They also have a few yard. Using the $150 we earned from flockunique sauce choices like BBQ, Chipotle, Mariing; we went to Wal-Mart and bought kids nara, and white garlic! Calzones available, too! who were less fortunate school supplies.
The dining area seats up to 20, and that’s where I met another mother & her two daughters who were first timers from Patterson as they were lured in byby the Leia terrific reviews! Also, four teens Johnson sat at the counter and shared a gi-normous 20” We supplied them with backpacks, pencils, pizza. with and theirmore. appetites know rules,Even scissors, TheI don’t school was ifso they could polish it off! Leftover pizza is a grator our help. bonus in my fridg! Soon we will all get together and clean
eyeglasses to be distributed to developing nations throughout the world. Last time we cleaned over 2,000 glasses. We hung out, listened to music, and laughed while being able to help someone see better. The se are just some of the wonderful opportunities you will have by joining the Leos Club. We also would appreciate donations of good condition prescription glasses. Did you know 153 million people worldwide are in need of corrective lens, but don’t have them. Lions and Leos clubs collect millions of eye glasses each year. If you would like to try Leos out to see if you want to be a part of it then you are more than welcome to join us for a day. We have a membership drive May 9th at Modesto Bowl. If you are interested in participating, donating, joining, or trying out Leos, call Karin at (209) 595-3202 for more information.
Pete Warda is the owner of Luigi’s. James T. Jones has been the new manager for the past few months. James is very enthusiastic about the food, customers, employees and the overall Thethey American Society Relay quality bring to Cancer the community! The prideFor Life is a life-changinevent that helps our community celebrate the lives of people who have battled can remember of the business very present among Luigi’s Pizza Your asons for getting loved oneswas lost, and fi ght backthe against the disease. employees, I like that! For Life are as unique and 1905special Yosemite Blvd. Modesto 95354 involved in Relay as the story that motivates you. View Because of your support, we are creating a world with less cancer and Modesto Signature Question: James, Bea209-572-3520 birthdays! This is a wonderful in Modesto and the track is lined with tles more or Stones? 30 seconds pass, tick, tock; He event Hours: M-Thurs. 11am - 9pm really incredible booths where teams show their support, sell crafts and food to calmly said Stones as they more from his time. Fri./Sat. raise funds. There is an amazing luminary walk at11am-10pm dusk that is mazingly powerI think was ready to breaksupporting out in a Stones Sun. Noon-9pm ful. he Please consider this event, support a team or just make a donaModesto, CA jamtion. rightwww.relayforlife.org then, but he refrained! and then type in www.facebook.com/LuigisPizzaModesto
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NON-PROFIT By Chris Murphy Sept 11 you can enjoy one of the tastiest brunches ever at the Modesto Center Plaza and at the same time benefit some of your local favorite charities. This is a gathering of the best chefs in Modesto all to raise funds for the Salvation Army, Society for Disabilities Stanislaus County Police Action League and the Stanislaus County Education Foundation. Amazing local chefs like John Surla, Stan Diamond, Leroy Walker, Robert West, Vincent Alvarado, Joanne Ramos, Mike Nelson and others will be wowing diners with amazing treats like made to order crepes, shrimp cocktail, made
to order omelets, champagne, Bellinis and more. There will be silent auctions, live music and all sorts of great things. There will be two seatings for your convenience. Get your tix from your local non-profit asap. ModestoView is teamed up on the Salvation Army team lead by Chef Stan Diamond. Thanks to our amazing food donors like Fiscallini Cheese, Ratto Farms, Fresh Point and others. This event could not be done without the amazing team of volunteers and the leadership of Dan and Denise Costa and their crew. For more info: www.thecommunitybrunch.com September 11 Modesto Center Plaza 9 am to 2 pm Tix $50
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shanghai acrobats 9/11 sun 2 pm sponsored by alfred matthews
jason petty: hank & my honky tonk heroes 9/15 thu 7:30 pm men are from mars -- women are from venus live! - adult content 9/16-17 fri-sat 3 performances! guitar ARmy featuring Robben Ford, Lee Roy Parnell, Joe Robinson 9/18 sun 7 pm gavin degraw & andy Grammer with special guest wrabel 9/19 mon 7 pm sponsored by stella artois/delta sierra beverage
engelbert humperdinck 9/20 tue 7:30 pm sponsored by sutter health
the monkees good times: 50th anniversary tour 9/21 wed 7:30 pm sponsored by prime shine car wash
the guess who 9/24 sat
paul revere’s raiders 9/30 fri 8 pm s.f. comedy competition - adult content 10/1 sat 7 pm & 9:30 pm gloria trevi 10/1 sat
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CAF Central California Valley Squadron to host Airplane rides at the CAF AirPower History Tour Wed Sept. 21st through Sun Sept. 25th, 9am-5pm Ramp access $10 adults, $5 children Children under 10 are free Available planes are Airplace Rides B-29, P-51, C-45 and more. Ramp access $10 adults, $5 children. Children under 10 are free. For more info and book rides www.airpowertour.org
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the hit men: time travel tour 10/7 fri 8 pm California Theatre Company presents the sleeping beauty 10/9 sun 2 pm twyla tharp: 50th anniversary tour 10/11 tue 7 pm 1000 I STREET DOWNTOWN MODESTO 209.338.3134 GALLOARTS.ORG
WE LIVE FOREVER by Patty Castillo Davis
Ryan Russell was a man of many virtues. Among them was loyalty, spiritual humbleness, and freely bestowing friendship. Across the country people are lamenting the loss they feel for a person described as a gentle soul and poet of the common man, whose songs injected emotion and transcended Country, Folk, Rock and the Blues. Russell experienced acute bouts of chronic asthma throughout his life including one in the early part of summer 2016 which required a visit to the emergency room. After a rousing show at the Water Wheel Saloon in Sonora with his band mates “Tractor Boy” Chris Ward and John Montes on July 30, in the early morning hours of Sunday at his home, he suffered a severe asthma attack. The episode resulted in acute respiratory arrest brought on by severe asthma exacerbation. On August 1, surrounded by his wife of ten months, Tara, and close family and friends, Ryan Russell, 44, was declared deceased at Doctor’s Medical Center. Continuing his caring nature, even after his passing, he nurtured others through his gift of organ donation. At least five families have had their loved ones returned from the brink of death because of his consideration for others. Tributes quickly poured in from around the music community and beyond expressing condolences and remembrances including KAT Country 103 and Off Farm Income Podcast. Russell had an acting role in “Dive”, the pilot episode of a television series about friendship, addiction and life in a small town, shot last Fall in Tuolumne County and his single, “Born
To Lose” will be included in the upcoming soundtrack. Writer and Director Matthew Lopes and Producer David McAbee are including a dedication to Russell. Ryan Crawford Russell was born and raised on the outskirts of Oakdale, California where he attended local schools. Early on, music became an important interest and Russell began singing in his church choir. A diverse mixture of Classic Rock, Blues, Folk and Country and Western music shaped what would later become his Americana signature style of songwriting. A self-taught guitarist, starting at 23 years of age and influenced in his early years by Jimi Hendricks, Hank Williams, Neil Young, Lightening Hopkins, Bob Dylan and Jack White, he began his journey in songwriting, known for his focus and fastidious work ethic. Because of his professionalism, reliability and thoughtful consideration to detail, he became a soughtafter artist and opened National shows in every noteworthy venue in the Modesto community music scene. He was nominated three consecutive years for a Modesto Area Music Award in the Americana and Singer Songwriter categories. Touring became a tremendous experience and getting to spread his California regional sound across the nation fulfilled a dream, taking him to Arizona, Colorado, Texas, Mississippi and Minnesota. The goal
to move to Austin, Texas before the Fall was going to be the next step for him, Tara and her son as they would join her son’s Father there. Then, Russell would become a member of the spectacular Austin music scene and record his next album in his new hometown. Russell was a champion for his fellow songwriters without lines drawn for genre, and was respected in return. As his friend and drummer Chris Ward stated, “Ryan Russell was a man with more talent, love and creativity in just his little finger than most people’s whole body. It was always such a great experience playing with Ryan, he took me places I’d maybe never get to play, from a radio station up North, across to the Clarksdale, Mississippi Crossroads. Definitely the most humble guy to tour with. Every time we’d perform I would stare at him, not to keep my time, but to watch him play. His flawless performance at our last show is one I will never forget.” He is survived by his wife Tara, step-son Ryan Shepherd, parents Mike and Denise Russell, brothers Dan Russell, Randy Russell and his wife Amanda of The RandyMandy Band and niece Kimberly Russell, along with countless numbers of extended family and friends. We have lost one of the strongest and most beautiful threads in the tapestry that runs throughout the music scene in our region. Several efforts to keep the legacy thriving are being created. An event officially sanctioned by the estate will be hosted by the Knights Ferry General Store, Saloon and Grill on Sunday, September 11 as a musical testament to Ryan featuring Singer Songwriters handpicked for their personal kinship and loyalty, and a deep understanding of his music , all proceeds, including new merchandise will benefit Ryan Russell Music and the rerelease of his CD, The Lonesome Traveler. The Ryan Russell Music Songwriters Foundation, a non-profit organization, is in development by Tara Russell with a deep focus on songwriting to serve the youth in the area providing songwriting Mentors and clinics and a partnership with Gottschalk’s Music and Ray’s Workshop-Music School to bestow financial help for instrument rental and lessons. At www.gofundme.com you can show your support for the family and help them manage the costs of Ryan’s medical expenses. ryanrussellmusic.com remains active and will contain updates and information as it becomes available. The Ryan Russell Memorial Scholarship fund is being created by Mike Russell for endowment to an Oakdale High School music student to be awarded during the 2016-17 school year. A private memorial will be held to celebrate his life.
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UNPLUGGED The Tri-Becca Philharmonic Festival by Aaron Rowan To err is human…..to air is divine. Rebecca Lomnicky is an award-winning violinist and composer who has toured worldwide with chamber orchestras, Baroque ensembles, children’s choirs and more. In 2009, Rebecca won the 20th annual Glenfiddich International Scottish Fiddle Championship. The invitationonly contest - seen as the Grammys of the fiddling world - is widely regarded as the most prestigious in Scottish fiddle. Rebecca is highly sought after for her technically masterful and passionate playing, her knowledge of Scotland’s history and culture, and the ability to weave these together in lively and exhilarating performance. She tours the U.S. as one half of The Fire, a high-energy pure-drop Scottish music duo. Her world-class fiddling combines with bagpipes, guitar, bodhran, and whistle, played by multi-instrumentalist David Brewer, a founding member of popular Celtic act Molly’s Revenge. This dynamic duo bridge the gap between the fiddle and bagpipe music of Scotland - two worlds united, into a heartfelt and rousing musical experience. The Fire will be our September feature at Music At The GMC,
on Friday night 9/16 at the Gottschalk Music Center‘s recital hall, 1502 E St. Doors open at 7 and concert starts at 7:30. Admission is $15, with free entry for kids 12 and younger. Seats can be reserved (recommended) at 209-5435306 or email@example.com. I was stage-managing an orchestral concert in the Bay Area last year when I first met Evan & Marie Maxfield. What a lovely surprise it was when I heard that they were also from Modesto! They had recently relocated here from Utah, and quickly got plugged in with several of the band & orchestra ensembles around the Valley. Just as quickly, they became two of my best friends. Evan specializes in the trumpet, and Marie plays just about every orchestra instrument there is, as well as conducting. They
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are both super hard-working performers, and their 4 kids are also following in the classical traditions. But they have also seen far more than their share of hardships during their time here. So we’re having a special Music At The GMC event to benefit them on Sunday afternoon 9/18, starting at 2 PM at the recital hall at Gottschalk. We’ll hear numbers by a couple different small symphony sections that Marie is overseeing; a selection of flute pieces by Myra Ramirez, a recent winner of the Anthony Paul Forakis Scholarship; and a set by cello/piano duo Strings Attached, performing classical, jazz and pop with a digital edge. Strings Attached
will be joined by guest vocalist Rebecca Leah Dias, singing jazz standards and more. Rebecca is very active in the local jazz scene, performing often in the Modesto, Oakdale and Sonora areas. We may see a few other special guests as well. Art and wine will also work their way into the day’s festivities. There’s a suggested donation of $20, going entirely to help this beautiful musical family. For introducing me to the Maxfields, I shall forever be grateful to the third musical Rebecca coming to town this month - the great Rebecca Roudman, the crossover cellist behind Dirty Cello. They’re a super-powered stringband rocking the blues, bluegrass, classic rock, world music and much more. Rebecca treats her cello like an electric guitar, shredding her own special take on ‘Purple Haze,’ or on her own original, sassy, bluesy songs. The band have toured across the U.S., the UK, Spain, Italy, Germany, and China, sharing their infectious and energetic style with sold-out crowds all over. They’ve appeared in Modesto once or twice a year since 2013, and are back to inaugurate the 25th season of Sunday Afternoons At CBS, one of the greatest concert series in town. Sunday 9/25 at 3 PM, catch them at Congregation Beth Shalom, 1705 Sherwood Ave. Afternoon tea and delicious baked goods will be served at intermission. $25 general, $20 seniors/students, $10 children. www.sundaysatcbs.com.
INTER Architecture with Bob Barzan by Chris Murphy A few years ago, we featured local architecture aficionado Bob Barzan and architect Barrett Lipomi for their efforts to celebrate local architecture. This cause has been getting stronger each year and more efforts to preserve our community history have started, especially after the loss of the Cote D’Oro and the demolition earlier this year of the KRTB Radio building. Architecture is a key part of how Modesto is perceived and our celebration of our history to build our future is s very key. Today, Barrett writes a monthly ArchitectureView column and we caught up with the global traveller Bob Barzan to get his current perspective. ModestoView: What does the recognition of the value of architecture say about a city or community? Bob Barzan: There are many ways to tell what a community feels and thinks about itself and looking at architecture is one way to do that. In the early 20th century, the residents of Modesto were proud of their city and they were optimistic about the future. Their pride and confidence showed in the buildings they constructed here. They invested money not just on utilitarian buildings, but on some of the best designed and aesthetically beautiful buildings possible at the time. They brought in regionally and nationally known architects and landscapers with cutting edge design. The question I ask myself now is, What does the architecture constructed today tell me about the people of Modesto and how they think about themselves and their community? MV: What does Modesto need to do now to change our trajectory on preservation? BB: Modesto once had a national reputation for cutting edge architecture so it is particularly sad that we have torn down so many of our heritage buildings even ones on the national register of historic places. The best thing property owners can do to protect their financial investment in a property is to maintain the architectural integrity of the building. To restore, reuse, and re-purpose a heritage building makes sense financially and is a great gift to the community. Can you imagine what a loss it would have been if Tom Hogan and his
associates had torn down the old post office instead of re-purposing it? Have you noticed the huge improvement Ann Endsley made to the streetscape on 10th street with the restoration of her 1911 building? MV: What building’s speak the most loudly to you in Modesto? BB: My three favorite buildings downtown are from the mid-20th century modern period and all three are landmark worthy buildings. First is the 1965 Modesto Savings and Loan Building at 10th and I, unfortunately now empty. Second is the 1939 Hall of Records on I Street, the first Bauhaus county government building in California, and third is the 1960 court house by Mitchell Van Bourg a student of Walter Gropius. Other cities would give anything to have even one of these buildings. That we have three stunning examples from the period together with several smaller buildings makes downtown a potential architecture tourism magnet. And people come for our architecture. In one year, more than 10,000 of the architecture tour guides were downloaded from the Modesto Art Museum web site. More than 5,000 have come for each of the last three architecture festivals. MV: Why should the everyday citizen care about architecture and design in our community. BB: Number one is because it hits their pock-
etbooks. The best way to protect the financial investment that they make in their homes or buildings is to maintain the architectural integrity of the property. Remodels and updates can happen, but keep them within the scale and style of the original building. A building can have a totally new interior with the latest technology but the outside can maintain its historic elevation. Second, because well designed buildings work better. Third because beautiful buildings bring us joy and make us proud of our community. They speak about who we are.
MV: What is your #1 wish for Modesto architecture. BB: That we find a way to re-purpose the Hall of Records and the 1960s courthouse when they are no longer used as a courthouse. If I had a second wish, it would be to see many more restoration and re-purposing projects downtown including the bank at 10th and I, the old Kress Store, the Beaty Building, and the former Elk’s Building. And if I had a third wish, it would be to stop people from covering the original brick of their buildings with stucco.
Wild Planet DaySat. Sept. 24, 10-3pm Modesto Junior College West Campus Science Community Center A family fun, science filled day, with Sun Telescopes, Squid Dissection, Rock Painting, Scientist Selfies, 3-D Printing, and we will be getting “batty”! Be prepared to meet the Bat Lady who is sure to dazzle everyone with real live bats. We will have bat activities, including making bat houses, bat puppets and bats on a stick, science demonstrations, explore the use of microscopes and hands-on science activities. There will also be food for sale and a variety of vendor booths provided by campus and local organizations. Our special guests include Northern California Bats, National Ag Science Center (Ag in Motion Trailer), Tuolumne River Trust, US Fish and Wildlife Service, McGruff The Crime Dog, MID and Stanislaus Audubon Club. Tickets are $8, or for a family of 6, $20.
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ARCHITECTURE Festival Celebrates Architecture and Design in Modesto
2016 MODESTO ARCHITECTURE FESTIVAL FILM NIGHT
by: Barrett Lipomi
Reception at 6:30 p.m. films at 7:30 p.m.
It is September, and that means kids are back to school, fall is around the corner, and oh yes, the award winning architecture festival is back! The 9th annual Modesto Architecture Festival kicks off this month with 4 days and 30 opportunities to experience architecture in Modesto! The festival takes place from September 15-18th with the main events happening in downtown Modesto. Featured events this year include an Opening Reception, Architecture Film Night, Family Architecture Experience, and Architectural Tours. All events are free and open to the public. The Modesto Architecture Festival is a great time to get out and enjoy our wonderful architecture, landscapes and neighborhoods. The Modesto Art Museum has developed three self-guided architecture tours including walking, biking, and driving tours that highlight the amazing and rich architectural heritage in Modesto. No matter if you are new to Modesto or have lived here for decades, taking these tours will be an enjoyable and eyeopening experience. This year there will also be a 90-minute guided walking tour through Modesto’s Design District. The tour features fantastic mid-century buildings in downtown and will end at the historic former downtown post office where participants will have a rare opportunity to tour the building, including the secret passageways inside. One of my favorite events has always been Architecture Film Night at The State Theatre. This evening features an exciting and fun collection of short-films celebrating world architecture, landscape and urban design. The audience gets a chance to vote for their most favorite film.
FREE Admission Fri. Sept. 16
UNITING WOMEN THROUGH FILM Reception 5:30 to 6:30 p.m Films at 7 p.m. Buffet – Beer tasting No-host bar – Swag bags for all Admission: $15 Sat. Sept. 24
This year the festival will welcome a special guest for this event, landscape architect and author Kelly Comras. Kelly will be introducing the film on mid-century landscape architect Ruth Shellhorn, who is also the subject of Kelly’s book which highlights the celebrated nearly sixty-year career of Shellhorn. A reception will precede the program at 6:30pm with films starting at 7:30pm. The Family Architecture Experience and Kid’s Workshop has grown to become one of the most popular events of the weekend. Taking place on Saturday, September 17th outside of the Stanislaus County Library main branch at 1500 I Street, this event features crafts, games, and activities for children of all ages! The 2016 Modesto Architecture Festival will start on Thursday, September 15th with a reception at the Downtown Tinker Tank located at 1003 12th street during the Third Thursday Artwalk. Come down and enjoy some light refreshments, architecture films, and exhibits in this wonderful space. The festival is co-hosted by the Modesto Art Museum and American Institute of Architects, Sierra Valley Chapter. There are too many events to list here, but
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below are some highlights. You can view a full schedule of events on the festival website: www.modestoarchfest.com Event Highlights:
Opening Night Reception Thursday, September 15th 6-9pm Downtown Tinker Tank, 1003 12th Street, Modesto Architecture Film Night Friday, September 16th, 6:30 reception, 7:30 films The State Theatre, 1307 J Street, Modesto Family Architecture Experience / Kid’s Workshop Saturday, September 17th, 9:30am2pm Stanislaus County Library – Main Branch, 1500 I Street Modesto Guided Tour: Downtown Modesto Design District Saturday, September 17th, 10am, Tour starts at 10th and J streets (outside Subway) and will last appx. 90 min.
An evening of food, wine and film Stand-up supper 6 to 7; sommeliers at 7:15.; film 7:30 p.m. Admission: $30 Thurs. Sept. 29
COMING SOON GLEASON (Doc) Opens Fri. Sept. 2 at 4 p.m.
THE HOLLARS (PG-13) Opens Fri. Sept. 16 at 7 p.m.
EQUITY (R) Opens Fri. Sept. 2 at 7 p.m.
ALL THE KING’S MEN (1949) Sun. Sept. 18 at 2 p.m.
FUNNY FACE (NR-1957) Wed. Sept. 14 at 7 p.m.
COMPLETE UNKNOWN (R) Opens Fri. Sept. 23 at 7 p.m.
THE BEATLES: EIGHT DAYS A WEEK— THE TOURING YEARS (Doc) Thurs. Sept. 15 at 7 p.m.
N.Y. Film Critics Series sneak preview SILVER SKIES (NR) Tues. Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m.
Box Office 12-3pm M-F (209) 527-4697 • www.thestate.org
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Fashion and Architectur
This is ModestoView’s first venture into the fashionista-modernism-architecture collision that will happen in M activities that well tease us into diving in to a new awareness of architecture and fashion, we will embrace the We are lucky to have design leaders in our community that keep us looking backward, forward and ever upwa
The Hotel Covell is demolished in 1998 by Chris Murphy Reggie Rucker, one of Modesto’s fashion, style and marketing leaders has brought the community together to celebrate out own local style and build party week around it with fashion shows, films, outings and more. Fashion does not have to be expensive, or too exclusive, and it can be really fun to see how you can think differently about style. Whether thrift store or high fashion couture, there is really something everyone can enjoy. The 2016 Fashion Week is a great start and we hope this builds each year. ModestoView is proud to be one of the sponsors of this year’s event and we hope it really catches on and we see a cool new style council all over Modesto. Watch out for the fashion police. Reggie had a vision to “create an event from a desire to not only raise the fashion/beauty consciousness of the 209, but to eradicate what we believe is the crippling root issue – the “I have these big dreams but I’m stuck in the Central Valley so they won’t happen for me here,” mentality”.
Here is what you can expect on this 1st Annual Modesto Fashion week: Wednesday, September 14th, Fashion on Film. The State Theatre will screen Funny Face; This 1957 classic film features Fred Astaire as a fashion photographer who finds a model in bookish Jo Stockton (Audrey Hepburn). Following the film will be a mixer in the lobby to look ahead to rest of the week’s events. The movie begins at 7pm. Tickets are $8. Thursday, September 15th The Art of Fashion will be on display, as art galleries and boutique shops will showcase the interdependent relationship of art and fashion during this special edition of the 3rd Thursday Art Walk in Downtown Modesto. Featured locations will be The Chartreuse Muse and Mistlin Gallery. The event runs from 5-9pm and is free to the public. Friday, September 16th is the Color Your Canvas fashion show at The Century in Downtown Modesto. This event will feature boutique apparel and jewelry designers that reflect the spirit of Modesto and our fashion week. Modesto Fashion Week started as a challenge to embrace the opportunity that is inherent in a vacuum. Where there is nothing, there is the potential for everything. We’ll use Fashion to highlight the truth that the most masterful of works began with a blank canvas. The event runs from 7-10pm and tickets start at $50. Saturday, September 17th is the Modesto Style beauty and fashion forum. Whether interested in a career in fashion or just curious about the people behind the trends, attendees will get an inside look at the fashion industry from the curators and creators of today’s styles. These professionals will share their stories and answer questions in intimate settings of 10-20 people. A panel luncheon will start the day from 11am-1pm. Breakout sessions will continue thereafter until 6pm featuring professional models, photographers, stylist, designers, hair & makeup artists, and more at Greens on Tenth. Tickets start at $25.
Sunday, September 18th will be the finale of Modesto Fashion Week as we invite the community to Ralston’s Goat in Downtown Modesto for a Mixer Over Mimosas. Attendees will have the opportunity to reconnect and network around the ideas and conversations started during the week, as well as make plans to continue the mission of Modesto Fashion Week into 2017. The mixer will be held from 11am-2pm and is open to the public.
Fashion Do’s and Don’ts Are fashion rules tried, true and firm? We don’t think they are so we asked our cover model Lauren Schmidt and Mikaela Adams what their fashion do’s and don’ts are.
Yes, friends one of the most dapper things you can wear is a an hand tied bow tie. Sure you can get by with a clip on but in these days, a real version is the real deal. There are so many cool bow ties out there and we want to help our readers get over the fear of adopting this cool fashion accessory.
Here are the steps to a dapper new you.
from Lauren Schmidt Fashion Do’s
Do make a statement adding accessories such as jewelry, scarves, hats and belts. Do mix and match textures and colors but be sure to not flirt with the boundaries by going over board. Do add layers to make an outfit go from simple to chic.
Don’t retire your white clothing after Labor Day. Don’t be afraid to make your own rules, fashion has no boundaries. Don’t follow trends, create them.
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A R C H I T E C T U R E Modesto Architecture Design Architecture is one of the most interesting things. It is everywhere you look, every thing you see is architecture. Walk into a hotel lobby and you have a feeling, see a building you don’t like and it still sees something in you. The difference between architecture and fashion is that fashion can come back, but once architecture is gone, it’s gone. We wait to save things until it is too late. We need to care now, about buildings that are here now and create the awareness in our community so we make this a priority. We lost many of the classic buildings like the Cote D’Oro or the Hotel Covell. 10th St still has some of the old classic buildings. Modesto is home to some of the best examples of mid-century modernism, there is a Frank Lloyd Wright home in Modesto and the classic bungalow with the porch is a Modesto specialty. The Modesto Architecture Festival will help open our eyes, point them in the right directions and hopefully inspire you to celebrate design. So starting September 15th we can open our eyes to the design world around us with the opening night reception at the Tinker Tank on J St. Friday night is Architecture Film night at the State Theatre. You don’t want to miss this global tour of design excellence. Saturday will be a Family Architecture and Kids workshop and guided tours of the downtown design district. Sunday there will be many self guided tours, and a special guided tour of the McHenry Mansion. Check out www.modestoarchfest.com for more info and detailed schedule
Architecture Do’s New buildings should compliment and respect the surroundings Dream big and be bold Celebrate the place
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NEW MONTHLY CONTEST
“Can You Find It?”
$25 Gift Certificate from Raltson’s Goat this month
In our ongoing effort to keep the celebration of our architecture in focus, we are starting a new feature called Can You Find It! ModestoView will be giving a $25 gift certificate to a Modesto restaurant. If you find it we will post an eagle eye detail and if you are the first to take your own picture of it, #modestoview on Instagram and we will hook you up! If you find it we will feed you. Here is our first example. Happy lookin g.
The Nosh Pit
To mic, or not to mic; is it even a question?
by The ViewCrew Egg Burger at Tresettis
by Jimmie Menezes 2014 MAMA-award winning comedian A lot of my fellow ‘veteran’ comics like to ask me why, after 6 years as a performer (I know, that’s not long at all), I still like to open mic. Like a lot. Like a lot, lot. Like, even on nights I’m not booked. 2 or 3 nights a week, I’ll drive 2 hours just to get a piece of that stage. It’s worse if I’m booked and the trip pays for itself: if I’m booked in town A, I’ll go to town B 30 miles away, and town C 30 miles from town B, and drive yet another 30 miles out of the way to hit town D on the way home, just to hit 4 stages in one night. Quite the contrary; it’s how I GOT good and it’s how I STAY good. There’s also a reason I am constantly booked ALL OVER (& not just at one or two of my buddy’s rooms). Mic’n is the reason why I win awards and they’re sitting at home waiting for calls from bookers. Sure, money is a real thing, and I maximize my efforts and hit as many mics as I can in one night; I’m not in a band anymore and I’m not lugging around equipment from gig to gig, so it’s easy to do. I enjoy the different vibes of each room and even though I’m working on the same new-ish material at each one, each set comes out super different and the personality of the room lets me use different arrows from my quiver; in more colorful, artistic terms, I get to paint using more and more colors from my ever expanding pallet. What artist doesn’t strive for that; and even though it’s just a regular old night of open mic’n, I NEVER take that feeling for granted. Here’s an example of a typical, regular ol’ Monday night of open mic’n in the San Jose Bay Area:
Did you know you can make a custom burger at Tresetti’s? Yes you can and these things are amazing, especially if you top it off with a tasty fried egg. Now in the immortal words of Jules Winfield, “That’s a tasty burger!” 927 11th St, Modesto
Illustration by Jim Christiansen 1) Mi Chalateca, San Jose, 8pm - Since it was mostly comics who’ve seen my act as much as I have, I, to quote Insane Clown Posse, “just put the tape on and party”. Good ol’ riff rooms forcing ya to turn old stuff into new stuff and new stuff into old stuff while “just talking” OK, it’s probably closer to psychobabble, but hey, we are all comics here. 2) Peppertree, Union City, 9:30pm - More like a fun bar showcase than just a “mic”. In rooms like this, I practice stage craft, ie: reading a room, relating with the audience through crowd work and stories, squeezing laughs out of ‘em by being goofy and spontaneous, going between riffing & A+ material...ya know, like working...an audience...at a show...for realsies. It’s that whole: MMA-fighters-practice-gettingpunched-in-the-face-by-going-someplaceand-getting-punched-in-the-face thing. 3) Woodhams, Santa Clara, 11pm - It’s sink or swim in front of your peers and the regulars at “Woods”, and going up right after the roast battle really tests your mettle, especially when it comes to crowd work and putting out that lil’ bit of extra energy to get over Three open mics, 3 rooms, 3 different towns, 3 different audiences, 3 different sets, 3 different experiences. 3 different approaches to making ‘em laugh. Three different ways I got better - at least - than I was yesterday. Triple the laughs, triple the connections with people, triple the growth, & most importantly, triple the fun
Paul Tremayne is my favorite “Italian” bartender. If your afternoon is feeling long, stop by Concetta for a tasty Spritz Aperol. This orange themed spritzer is an Italian fave for enjoying long sessions on the patio. 1205 J St, Modesto. Need a nosh? Sometimes a deviled egg is just what you need and we love the Rooster Bullets at Twisted Pig. Delicious creamy egg filling! 2717 Coffee Rd, Modesto Stating the obvious, a polyneisian cocktail like the Jerk at Minnie’s is an essential, but should you want to dive deeper in to the tiki pool, you should try a Zombie. It has a little over everything and will send you to a tropical place. 107 McHenry Ave, Modesto It’s gotta be the cheese! The Fort Knox Burger at Rivets is your good standard cheese burger as this amazing burger is loaded with a BRICK of deep fried cheddar cheese on top. Yes, cheese loving friends this is the gold standard. 2307 Oakdale Rd, Modesto Gluten Free Pizza? Yes, friends, our buddies at Ralston’s Goat are laying out the killer gluten free pizzas. This is pretty dang amazing. You should check it out. 1001 10th St, Modesto, New patio at Fuzio! The ViewCrew likes to stop here for happy hour at Fuzio and now they have a cool hangout style table along the railing. 1020 10th St Suite 100, Modesto Bring your own food? Did you know that you can bring your own food into Sandude tasting room on 11th Street? Enjoy the tastiest beers and nosh on your own snacks, like their slogan, ”Drink your favorite beer with your favorite food.” 1028 11th St, Modesto
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SONGWRITER September When It Comes
by Patty Castillo Davis For an accidental Country Girl like me, Fall is
by Middagh Goodwin MAMA Time by Middagh Goodwin With X-FEST not taking place in Modesto this year it looks like the Modesto Area Music Awards will be the most diverse event happening in downtown Modesto. What the MAMA’s lack in size, it makes up for in good times. With fifteen live performances, ranging from Jazz to Metal and everything in between, there is something to appeal to just about everyone. It is a celebration of our musical community that happens only once a year. It is so important that you support the local musicians, artists, and venues that give them a forum to create. We have seen the ebb and flow of the musical landscape over the last couple decades and now it is more important than ever that we all come together to revitalize Live Music in Modesto and the 209. Voting is live and you are the judge of who wins, make an effort to go through all the categories before hitting “submit”, because you can only vote once. So head on over to www.modestoareamusic. com/vote and check out all the mamanees. With over 200 nominees in over 20 categories, you are bound to have a hard time choosing who are your favorites. On October 11th after all the votes are in and tabulated, the awards will be given out at the historic State Theatre. The Modesto Area Music Awards is an invitation-only “Black Tie” Event. But don’t despair, for those who are unable to attend the event, it is broadcast live so no matter where you are in the world you can enjoy the music and anticipation. Chris Murphy and Chris Ricci are the
hosts of the show as always, and Heather Brent will be returning as the Trophy Presenter. Last year’s winners join in with presenting the coveted carhop trophies to this year’s winners. So before you cast your votes, I challenge you all to go out and catch a band or two that you have never seen or heard of before. Go to a venue that you have never been to and have fun doing some musical research. Check out and like the band’s facebook pages. Not only will you have a good time you might find a new spot or some new favorite music. Music is a participation activity. “Go Out Modesto”, and enjoy all the hard work that has already been done to make life more enjoyable. Remember friends don’t let friends miss great events. Middagh Goodwin
by far my favorite season. From my property I can hear the Central Valley High School Marching Band rehearsing, the fruit is bending the tree limbs and walking down the dirt driveway in the morning is getting dewy. The Modesto Certified Farmers Market and DoMo are continuing to unveil the new harvest bounty of foods, art and music. Ushering in Autumn is the Mother of all Songwriter events, The Strawberry Music Festival on September 1-4 at Westside Park in Tuolumne County. Los Lobos, Ruthie Foster, Del McCoury Band, and Asleep at the Wheel are among the twenty acts treating you and up to 6,000 of your closest friends to unparalleled entertainment and fellowship. It is like Old Home Week for our local Songwriters as we gather and jam and partake in the inspiration of the festivities. On Sunday, September 11 at the Knights Ferry General Store, Saloon and Grill an event sanctioned by Ryan Russell Music will be held to benefit the re-release of his CD, The Lonesome Traveler and help fund the completion of his unfinished work and community projects that
encourage music, focusing on songwriting for youth. Ten dollar cover, for more information contact 209-881-3340. Every month in this column I will foster support and elevate the “Woman Musician” just as I have done for decades and encourage awareness, change and celebration-everyday, all the time. Big love to multi-Grammy nominated NorCali girl, Sheila E. who brings her electrifying show to Gallo Center for the Arts on September 9. I’d like to invite you to take a listen to some tracks by Song Sisters that glorify the Sapphire month and will rock your socks off: The Late September Dogs- Melissa Etheridge Come September- Natalie Imbruglia September Gurls-The Bangles Pale September- Fiona Apple September When It Comes- Rosanne Cash Visit www.pattycastillodavis.com to submit your Songwriter events for publication and for up to date info and reference. Also, let your choice be heard and VOTE for MAMA. The 17th Annual MAMA AwardsComing Soon: October 11.
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QUICK The Saddle Tramps Say Goodbye by Jennifer Allsup One of the most clever bands in music is going to hang it up as a group. I have been a huge fan of this band for the nearly 20 years and we were able to spend some time together and get a great interview. It is long and quite interesting, and you can read the whole thing online at ModestoView.com The Saddle Tramps will be holding a big blowout final show in Jamestown on September 17 The Saddle Tramps have been working the road since 1998 with fun songs like “A Sixer” and “Waitin’ On A Waitress”. Please check out the show and please take time to read the interview online. See you at the show and I will give you a full update from Burning Man.
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Like many of you, our family has been affected by the one of the most cruel diseases, Alzheimer’s. Ravaging the minds of millions,
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What’s new with Jazz and the Blues News? Blue Monday Party & Invitational Jam returns to the Barkin’ Dog Grill this Sept 12th with Well alright, sending these kids back to Ultra Lounge, special guest and return of the school, check. Take your last stab at a proper big, bad Barry Finnerty, jazz virtuoso guitar summer vacation, check. Sow your seeds for player, singer, and front man. Barry has played your fall garden, check. Clean out your gutters, with Tower of Power, Miles Davis, the Brecker and batten down the hatches in case it rains! Brothers, the Crusaders, BB King, Jaco PatoriAnd, oh yes of course, pray for rain! When ous and many others. He will be playing Jazz, R time permits venture out to check out the arts & B, Funk, some Doors tunes, Stones, so come in our part of the country, they say we are on the list of desirable places to live, but let me tell on down! The band is a super group of all the best players in the area with 7-piece house Band you, I’m from Berzerkely originally and I love hosting. The Blue Monday Band features: lead Modesto! Plenty of nice folks, art, music, and vocalist, guitar and bass player Dave Sousa, a culture that is family friendly and affordable, Johnny Valdes guitar, Tim Allen bass, vocals, count your blessings folks. Dave Hawks on drums, Eric Benson & Pat Speaking of a Hoe-down, the mighty Izzy Governor for keys, and horn section: Andrew Alvarado of the Bourbon Street Blues Band Rosenblum Sax, trumpet, and Jamie Dubberly is celebrating his birthday at the Barkin’ Dog trombone. The band plays Jazz, R & B, Funk, Grill Friday Sept 2nd with his band. And Mr. Latin, Rock, and a little of everything else Izzy and company asked me to invite all musiwith special guests sitting in for dancing and cians and friends to come down and jam with listening. Show from 7 to 10 PM with food and the band. Izzy is a down at home blues playin’ drink available in an all age venue. Call the Dog Bass player and singer, so come on down, give for reservations: 572-2341. If you play, come on him some love from 7 to 10 PM for dancing down and sit in with the best musicians in the and listening.
area, it’s gonna’ be smoking! Griswold returns to the scene at Lucca Winery in Ripon. He’s bringing in the last show of the season, “The Women of Brazil,” with food, wine tasting, and art exhibition. In the Band: Fabiana Passoni vocals, Stephanie Ozer keys, Ruth Ahlers Sax, Ani Hart and Jorge Alabe percussion, Randy Tico Bass, with opener Jessie Hendricks Spanish guitar at 5:30. Doors at 5:00 with Art exhibition, wine tasting, bar and food by Modesto’s own Christopher Bonera. John has been getting a great crowd of hundreds of folks listening and dancing. Tickets: WWW. red-tie.org, call John if questions: (209) 5434261 The Gallo Center for the Arts for the month of Sept: 9th Sheila Escovedo formerly of Prince, 10th picnic at the pops with MSO, the music of Michael Jackson, 18th Guitar Army with Robben Ford, Lee Roy Parnell, and Joe Robinson, 21st the MONKEES!, 24th the Guess
Who, 30th Paul Revere’s Raiders. “People say you Monkey around.. but I’m just tryin to be friendly to put anybody down”, yeah my pic. SAVE THE DATE: Friday Sept 9th the Mistlin Gallery hosts their fun-raiser Gala with plenty of art, food, drink and entertainment. One of my favorite vocalists Gloria Scott will be singer with local all-star band with Tim Allen Bass, vocals, Ian Stambaugh drums, Andrew Rosenblum guitar and horns. Gloria sang with Ike and Tina Turner, Sly & the Family Stone, she is the real deal! Tickets are 30 dollars and go to a great cause of sponsoring the Gallery so come on out! The event runs from 6:00 to 9:30. Tickets call the Gallery for ticket info. Come back out for third Thursday Art Walk 5 to 9:00 PM for some great art, and music in the downtown! .Lowdown on the jam session in the downtown: 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 venue’s 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, cell 209- 918-7033.
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by Earl Matthews Hello everybody! I hope you are feeling fine and ready to read about all things blues going on in our area for the month of September. I want to open up this talking to you about a band that is honestly the hardest working Blues band in the valley, Jeramy Norris and the Dangerous Mood. Jeramy has been at it for a real long time and they really deliver a great show. They also host a jam every Thursday at Garlic Brothers in Stockton and you should check it out. You can take a look at their full schedule at Dangerous Blues Dot Com. On Sept 2nd Mark Hummel’s Golden StateLone Star Review is blowing into Black Oak Casino. This all-star band brought to you by the same man who produces the Harmonica Blowout every year, brings together heavy hitters from California and Texas for a show that is not to be missed. On the 3rd Rob Hill Band will be bringing their Jazzy Blue sounds back to P.Wexfords. It’s cozy and fun and I recommend you make it out there to see why P.Wex has been synonymous with music for over a decade. Poorhouse Millionaires will be playing at the Tap Room on the 9th. Also on the 9th at the State Theater JB Presents is celebrating 15 years with a big show featuring Rusty Zinn and Rod Piazza, John Clifton Band, The 44’s and More. Should be a great night. One of my favorite singers is coming to the Sutter Creek Theater on the 16th. Mr. John Memeth is not to be missed. He is an allaround dynamic performer to be sure. Then on the 17th the Delta Wires are coming to Black Oak Casino for a night of high energy horn driven blues that will keep you dancing. These fellas are true California blues mainstays; keeping the tradition alive and well. On the 18th you are going to want to check out the Guitar Army show with Robben Ford, Lee Roy Parnell, Joe Robinson at the Gallo Center for the Arts. I have seen Robben before and he has skills on the guitar that can’t be touched so I would bet money that the rest of the guys are coming ready for action. Plus it’s so close to home this is a no-brainer. Now if you haven’t seen Terrie Londee and the B-4 Dawn Band yet, you owe it to yourself to make it out to the Vintage Lounge in Turlock on the 23rd to hear this powerful lady sing and
I hope you had a stellar August. This month is going to be just as exciting!! September has always been one of my favorite months; finally getting acquainted with your new hectic schedule, you can now enjoy the rest of the year. From Football, Waterpolo, Golf, Tennis, Cross Country, and Volleyball, there are so many social activities right at your fingertips. Whether you go as a student or an alumni, support for your schools sports is always appreciated. I genuinely recommend all high school students,
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or even prospective high school students to go to as many games as possible this year! School is such a wonderful time in your life and you won’t want to think back and regret not going. Along with this, I recommend all students to get involved in as many clubs as their schedule can take, it’s a great way to make new friends and keep yourself entertained through the year. Speaking of school, if you are a fourth grader it is your lucky year! In coalition with the White House, all national park visits will be free of charge for fourth grade students. In these efforts to get children more acquainted with the outdoors, I strongly recommend you take this opportunity as it is given! Visit the website www.everykidinapark.gov for more details on the pass to get in. Modesto is a perfect location; in between Yosemite and my personal favorite,
Point Lobos Reserve in Carmel, for day trips to these beautiful parks. If you would like to learn more about our great outdoors, then you should visit Modesto’s “Great Valley Museum”. Honestly one of the coolest things our town has to offer, MJC puts on a spectacular hands on science program for children and adults. On September 24th from 10-3pm, the GVM is having an interactive “Wild Planet Day” featuring a ton of “Batty” activities, quite literally. During this fun event there will be real bats on display for children to more intensely learn about. Another awesome thing coming up this month is “Family Movie Night at Graceada”. Starting on September 2nd and ending on September 23rd, every Friday there will be a new film being shown under the stars at Mancini Bowl. Currently the movies they plan to show are Hotel Transylvania, Norm of the North, Zootopia and The Good Dinosaur. It should be a wonderful September, I cannot wait to experience it with all of you. My songs for the month are “September” by Earth, Wind, & Fire and “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes” by The Platters. Stay hydrated and have a great month!
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bring you all the good feelings. On the 24th I will be over at the St. Stanislaus Fall Festival with the Cryin’ Shame having a good time and helping raise money for a great cause. On the 25th Charlie Musselwhite will be over at the Fulton 55 in Fresno. Charlie is a personal hero of mine and I’m sure you will enjoy his band, as they are kick butt. And finally, last but not least, on the 30th of the month it’s time again for the Lodi Blues and Brews and Blues Festival. It was a lot of fun last year and should be a lot of fun again, Debbie Smith, Shad Harris and Jeramy Norris will all be there as well as a few others. Last year there were 6 breweries on site and it was a party! There is so much going on this month that I recommend you take a look at the main calendar to see it all. I just did my best to highlight the stuff that really caught my eye but, that doesn’t mean that something else won’t catch yours. Have a great month and I hope to see you out at a show
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I am a man who appreciates one of God’s greatest creations on earth, the human body. So I’ll ask you to push aside all your reasons for not exercising, eating healthy and doing the right thing when it come to taking care of our bodies. I realizing that none of us are perfect, but we should all strive to be the best that we can be when it comes to mind, body and soul as our USA Olympic Team. Last month as I watched the 2016 Olympics I couldn’t help but be continuously in awe of what our bodies are capable of. Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, yes you can! Yes you can overcome all obstacles, yes you can be the best athlete, runner, cyclist, swimmer, or anything else you want to become if you stay focused and work hard enough for it. I myself am a testament to this as many of you know I once weighed 330lbs and a smoker for over 26 years. Sure I’ve had a few ups and downs, that’s life, but with the strength I get from my faith and wife, I’m still striving hard to be the best I
can be. Not just myself, but also for those who I have the privilege in entertaining at many of the Fitness Events my business, The Quake DJ, is hired for. 2016 is coming close to an end and with that so does many of our local endurance races. Soon the weather will become colder and wetter and the sounds of Modesto’s Rockin’ Holiday will be here before you know it. This is why I’d like to personally invite you to participle, volunteer or just attend the last 2 local endurance races before Jack Frost starts nipping at your nose. Will I be there? You bet your sweet Astronauts I will, not as a runner but as your Quake DJ in fitness to Emcee and Entertaining your healthy lifestyle. On September 25th is The Peace Officers’ Memorial Run that features a 5K & 1/2 marathon through the streets of Modesto along with a kids fun run; “Chase The Crook.” On October 16th The Merco 1/2 Marathon & 5K takes place in Merced, CA. This well planned and organized race is filled with loads
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Fall in love with the season of autumn! It’s a pretty amazing time of year where you can’t help but swoon at all the colors changing! Ms. M finds herself quietly enjoying a lavender lemonade while watching the leaves gently shake from an old oak tree. She knows winter’s around the bend but can’t seem to simply enjoy the simplicity of “right now”. Now is always more valuable the than the future and less expensive than the past. You can’t change what you’ve spent your time & money on, but you can decide how to in the present. Presently there’s plenty to do in town that will be worth the time & money spent. Edible Extravaganza deliciously entices you to start off September with a delectable delight! On the 1st of the month come out and participate in our area’s premier and most widely anticipated cuisine events. The deal of the evening is too amazing to pass up. Enjoy the finest cuisine and beverages from the area’s best & live entertainment on two stages for a reasonable price that benefits the Center For Human Services. Tickets: $45.00/advance, $50.00/door VIP tickets available. Info: http://www.centerforhumanservices.org/edible.html Fashion forward divas and enthusiasts get ready because the first ever Modesto Fashion week is front and center September 14th - 18th! The purpose of this new week-long event is to raise fashion & beauty consciousness & change our mindset about the unique possibilities in the area. Films, speakers, mixers and fashion shows all come together to uplift and support
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Enjoy Modesto Night Life! • Enjoy Responsibly September 1 Beer Flight Night Casanova’s Night Club Come Paint with Puff paint Computer Basics David Dow and friends jam session DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease DOMO Night Market Edible Extravaganza Johnny & Kelly Josh Rosenblum Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Kyle the Great Live Music Live Music Modesto Farmers Market Oakdale Museum & History Center Patty Castillo Davis Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Slime Lab Spanish Preschool Storytime Thirsty Thursdays September 2 A Matter of Balance class Battered Beaver Live DJs Black Light party Bourbon Street Blues DJ & Live Music DJ Arnie DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Otto & Guests DJ Tease Equity Family Movie Night: Hotel Transylvania Fuego Night with DJ Funstrummers Gig Band Rehearsal Gleason Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Lego Day Max Minardi Mommy & Me Art Class Neil & Matt Neil Buettner Rick Barnes Rob Hill Band Science Night Teens Rockin’ Jump Terrie Londee and the B-4 Dawn Band The Weekend Dance Party VFW Hamburger Night Village Dancers of the Valley September 3 10 East Brunch 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 2nd Annual Luau B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Battered Beaver DJ Awal Bilingual Preschool Storytime Ida and Jason Winfree and Gary Vessel DJ & Live Music DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease Equity Folk Dancing Lessons Gleason Heirloom Winter Garden Lecture Jem N Jelly Making Class Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Max Minardi Meditation with Susie Mizz Monique’s Dragalicious Show Modesto Artist Pizza Party Modesto Farmer’s Market Oakdale Museum & History Center Old Skool Saturdays Open Air Market Rob Hill Rob Hill Band Rockin’ Saturdays Saturday Easy D Ride Soaring over Ripon (Color the Skies) The Weekend Dance Party September 4 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 4th Annual White Party Acoustic Brunch Live Music Champagne Brunch Buffet Country Music Jam with Dancing and Free Potluck Equity FOE Breakfast Gleason Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Karaoke with Laura Queen Bean Open Mic Night Seniors Club Breakfast Soaring over Ripon (Color the Skies) The Big Mix VFW Breakfast September 5 Equity Gleason Josh Rosenblum
Location Redwood Cafe, Modesto Crocodile’s, Modesto Ceres Library Salida Library Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Speakeasy, Modesto 10th & J St, Modesto Modesto Centre Plaza P. Wexford’s Modesto Rivets, Modesto Kaiser Dale Rd, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Sabatino’s, Modesto Deva Cafe, Modesto Surla’s, Moesto 16th Street, Modesto 212 West F Street Hughson Farmer’s Market Hughson Library Salida Library Empire Library Modesto Library Maxi’s at Double Tree Modesto Library Battered Beaver, Oakdale Sweet Lu’s, Ceres Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto Surla’s, Modesto Climax, Modesto Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Urbano, H St Modesto Boardroom, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Mancini Bowl, Graceada Park Tilted Turtle, Modesto Church of the Brethren, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto MJC West Great Valley Museum Rivets Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Oakdale Library P. Wexford’s Modesto The Chartreuse Muse Speakeasy, Modesto Redwood Cafe, Modesto Fruit Yard, Modesto 10th Street Place, Modesto MJC West Great Valley Museum Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Vintage Lounge, Turlock Crocodiles Nightclub VFW Hall Modesto Carnegie Turlock 10 East Kitchen and Tap House, Turlock Chevron, 815 Kansas Ave, Modesto Rite Aid, Pelandale & Sisk, Modesto Minnie’s Restaurant, Modesto Oakdale Bicycle Shop Battered Beaver, Oakdale Modesto Library Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto Surla’s, Modesto Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Speakeasy, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Carnegie Arts Center. Turlock State Theatre, Modesto Riverbank Library Bloomingcamp Ranch, Oakdale Ridgeway’s, Modesto Rivets Modesto Intrinsic Elements Modesto Climax Bar, Modesto The Shire, Modesto 16th St, Modesto 212 West F Street Tilted Turtle Modesto Yogurt Station, Oakdale P. Wexford’s Modesto P. Wexford’s Modesto Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Oakdale Bike Shop Mistlin Park, Ripon Crocodiles Nightclub Cruisers, McHenry & Kiernan The Boardroom Modesto Deva Cafe, J St, Modesto Surla’s, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Eagles Hall, 126 Camellia Way State Theatre, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe Denny’s 1525 McHenry Mistlin Park, Ripon Crocodile’s, Modesto VFW Hall Modesto State Theatre, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto P. Wexford’s Modesto
Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Overreaters Anonymous Scratching the Surface Tour WCPL Poker Mondays September 6 Acoustic Jam at Queen Bean Anthony K Comedy Night Autumn Leaf Suncatchers Craft Equity Forever Young Dance Club Gleason Golden Valley Chorus Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Music Name That Tune NAMI Support Group Nick Campos Perler Bead Craft Poetry Open Mic Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime STEAM Works: Watercolor Art Successful Thinkers Network Mtg Sweet Open Talent & Mic Tilted Tuesdays w/DJ Tease Toastmaster Supper Club Toddler Dance & Play Class Trivia Tuesday Turlock Seniors Dance Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Jam Wee Move & Play Wiggle Worms Yoga with Rosa September 7 80s night/DJ Gully Art Class Board Game Night Book Club “Snow Flower and the Secret Fan” Creole Jazz Kings Equity Farmer’s Market with Patty Castillo Davis Figure Drawing Drop In Free QiGong Class Game Day Gleason Hnads on Science kid classes Horseshoe tournament IE The Magician In One Accord Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Lego Day Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner On the Road to Citizenship 101 class Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime Riverbank Golden Ages Teen Craft Class Decoate Notebooks Trax on Wax Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong WCPL Poker Wednesdays Wig Out Wednesdays Wiggle Worms Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday September 8 An Evening Under the Stars Beer Flight Night Casanova’s Night Club Cupcake Liner Flower Craft David Dow and friends jam session DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease DOMO Night Market Equity Gleason Healthy Eating Class Internet Basics JerLisa Stitches of Love Teddy Bear Project Johnny & Kelly Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Kyle the Great Lego Day Live Music Live Music Make Your Own Pokeball Minecraft Party Modesto Farmers Market Oakdale Museum & History Center Pokemon Crafts Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Spanish Preschool Storytime THE LITTLEST BIRDS/CHRIS DOUD/PATTY CASTILLO DAVIS Thirsty Thursdays Watercolor for All Ages
Ridgeway’s, Modesto Sutter Gould Office, McHenry Village The Running Iron, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe Cheroot Lounge, Modesto Riverbank Library State Theatre, Modesto Modesto Senior Center State Theatre, Modesto Mancini Hall, 718 Tuolumne Rivets Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Vito’s, Modesto Twisted Pig, Modesto Oakdale Library Maxi’s at Double Tree Denair Library Queen Bean Cafe Ceres Library Denair Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Turlock Library Round Table Pizza, 3848 McHenry 3014 4th St, Ceres Tilted Turtle, Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry Modesto Library P. Wexford’s Modesto 11914 Cahill St, Turlock Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Ceres Library Modesto Library Patterson Library
Boardroom, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe Battleground Games, Modesto Turlock Library Shooter’s Pub & Grill State Theatre, Modesto Santa Fe Street between 6th & 7th Streets, Riverbank Mistlin Gallery Modesto NTouch, Modesto Patterson Library State Theatre, Modesto MJC West Great Valley Museum Shively’s Bar & Grill, Oakdale Rivets Modesto Strings, Turlock Ridgway’s, Modesto Modesto Library Sabatino’s, Modesto P. Wexford’s Modesto Patterson Library Empire Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Newman Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library 3600Santa Fe St, Riverbank Turlock Library Speakeay, Modesto First United Methodist Titled Turtle, Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Salida Library Redwood Café, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Gallo Center for the Arts Redwood Cafe, Modesto Crocodile’s, Modesto Empire Library Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Speakeasy, Modesto 10th & J St, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Kaiser Bangs Ave Medical Offices, Modesto Modesto Library 4300 Dale Road, Modesto P. Wexford’s Modesto Kaiser Dale Rd, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Sabatino’s, Modesto Newman Library Deva Cafe, Modesto Surla’s, Moesto Ceres Library Salida Library 16th Street, Modesto 212 West F Street Oakdale Library Hughson Library Salida Library Modesto Library Gottschalk Music Center Maxi’s at Double Tree Patterson Library
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Have fun and be Safe! • Please Designate a Driver September 9 15th Anniversary All-Star Revival A Matter of Balance class Autumn Art Festival Gala Fundraiser Battered Beaver Live DJs Crochet Class DJ & Live Music DJ Arnie DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Otto & Guests DJ Tease Family Movie Night: Norm of the North Florence Foster Jenkins Fuego Night with DJ Funstrummers Gig Band Rehearsal Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program Greg Scudder Hughson Senior Dance & Potluck Josh Rosenblum Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Kristin Tenay noble project Lego Day Marirose & the Gypsies Motown Brewfest Neil & Matt Neil Buettner Poorhouse Millionaires Rick Barnes Shiela E Teddy Bear Picnic Teens Rockin’ Jump The Weekend Dance Party Time Capsule VFW Hamburger Night Village Dancers of the Valley September 10 10 East Brunch 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Battered Beaver DJ Awal Bilingual Preschool Storytime Book Sale Couponing Class Craft Grab DJ & Live Music DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease Florence Foster Jenkins Folk Dancing Lessons Highway 99 Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Larry Stewart and the unit 7 Mizz Monique’s Dragalicious Show Modesto Farmer’s Market Oakdale Museum & History Center Old Skool Saturdays Picnic At The Pops Pupz N Palz Adoption Event Rockin’ Saturdays Saturday Easy D Ride Stocks & Stones Tech Connect Classes The Weekend Dance Party Uke Jamz USA Dance Chapter Vintage at the Yard Outdoor Market Walk to End Alzhimer’s September 11 “Shanghai Nights” 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Acoustic Brunch Live Music Camellia Society Meeting Champagne Brunch Buffet Chris Isaak Community Brunch Country Music Jam with Dancing and Free Potluck Florence Foster Jenkins FOE Breakfast Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Karaoke with Laura Manteca Senior Dance Queen Bean Open Mic Night Seniors Club Breakfast Shop til You Drop The Big Mix USA Dance Ballroom Dancing VFW Breakfast September 12 Blue Monday with Eric Bensen and friends Computer Basics Creative Clay Art Class Creative Wrtiting Class for Teens Dance Exercise Class eResources Class Florence Foster Jenkins Josh Rosenblum Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Overreaters Anonymous Preschool Story Time Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Class WCPL Poker Mondays Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms September 13 Computer Basics Fall Leaf Craft Florence Foster Jenkins Forever Young Dance Club
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Golden Valley Chorus Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Music Name That Tune Nick Campos Poetry 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 Roald Dahls 100th bday party Successful Thinkers Network Mtg Sweet Open Talent & Mic Tilted Tuesdays w/DJ Tease Toastmaster Supper Club Trivia Tuesday Turlock Seniors Dance Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Jam Wee Move & Play Wiggle Worms Word Intermediate Yoga with Rosa September 14 80s night/DJ Gully Art Class Board Game Night Boy Girl Boy with Victoria Krippner Creole Jazz Kings Decortae light switch covers craft class Elephant Craft Figure Drawing Drop In Florence Foster Jenkins Free Knit & Crochet Class Free QiGong Class Funny Face Mixer Hnads on Science kid classes Horseshoe tournament IE The Magician In One Accord Juicing 101 class Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Lunch Hour Meditation McHenry Mansion Tea Sampling Moms Club Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner On the Road to Citizenship 101 Class Open Mic Night Parrot Craft Power of the Purse Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime Riverbank Golden Ages Stanislaus County Coin Club Teen Craft Class Anime Bookmarks Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong WCPL Poker Wednesdays Wee Move & Play Wig Out Wednesdays Wiggle Worms Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday September 15 Battle of the Paddle Beer Flight Night Casanova’s Night Club Cloak & Swagger David Dow and friends jam session DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease DOMO Night Market Florence Foster Jenkins Jason Petty Just Kidding Comedy Night Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Kyle the Great Lego Day Lego Day Live Music Live Music Minecraft Papercrafts Modesto Architecture Festival Modesto Farmers Market Oakdale Museum & History Center Patty Castillo Davis Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Spanish Preschool Storytime The Beatles 8 Days a Week Third Thursday Art Walk Thirsty Thursdays Vintage Faire Mall Kids Club September 16 2016 Arch Fest Film Night A Matter of Balance class Backyard Bookworms Battered Beaver Live DJs
Mancini Hall, 718 Tuolumne Rivets Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Vito’s, Modesto Twisted Pig, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto Ceres Library Denair Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Hughson Library Round Table Pizza, 3848 McHenry 3014 4th St, Ceres Tilted Turtle, Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry P. Wexford’s Modesto 11914 Cahill St, Turlock Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Ceres Library Modesto Library Modesto Library Patterson Library Boardroom, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe Battleground Games, Modesto Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto Shooter’s Pub & Grill Oakdale Library Keyes Library Mistlin Gallery Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Waterford Library NTouch, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto MJC West Great Valley Museum Shively’s Bar & Grill, Oakdale Rivets Modesto Strings, Turlock Patterson Library Ridgway’s, Modesto Intrinsic Elements, Modesto McHenry Mansion Gift Shop Patterson Library Sabatino’s, Modesto P. Wexford’s Modesto Riverbank Library Speakeasy, Modesto Denair Library Gallo Center for the Arts Empire Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Newman Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library 3600Santa Fe St, Riverbank Denny’s 1525 McHenry Turlock Library First United Methodist Titled Turtle, Modesto Ceres Library Tiki Lounge, Modesto Salida Library Redwood Café, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Modesto Centre Plaza, Modesto Redwood Cafe, Modesto Crocodile’s, Modesto P. Wexford’s Modesto Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Speakeasy, Modesto 10th & J St, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Gallo Center for the Arts Ralston’s Goat, Modesto Kaiser Dale Rd, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Sabatino’s, Modesto Ceres Library Keyes Library Deva Cafe, Modesto Surla’s, Moesto Empire Library Various around Modesto 16th Street, Modesto 212 West F Street Tresetti’s, Modesto Hughson Library Salida Library Modesto Library State Theatre, Modesto Downtown Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Vintage Faire Mall, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Modesto Library Great Valley Museum Battered Beaver, Oakdale
CALENDAR Farmer’s Markets
Modesto: Between H & I Streets on 15th St near the library. Thurs & Sats 7am-1pm (March through December)
Kaiser Medical Center,
Modesto: 4601 Dale Road, Thurs 8am-2pm (year-round)
Turlock: Center & Main St. Sats, 8am-1pm (May through October)
Downtown Oakdale, Weds 5pm-8:30pm (June-August)
209 Farm Fresh Produce Delivery
Saturdays, 12:20-12:40pm at Chevron 815 Kansas, Ave Modesto Saturdays, 1:05pm-1:25pm
3900 Pelandale Ave, Modesto Sundays, 3:30pm-3:50pm,
4911 McHenry Ave, Modesto
Certified Farmer’s Market Stanislaus County Fairgrounds. 8-1 pm
Night Market 10th & Jst Modesto 5-9 pm Thursdays 209 Farm Fresh Produce delivers your orders to the meet-up points. Order on their website, 209farmfreshproduce.com, or you can call or text your order 209277-6719 and they we meet up for you to pick up your orders. (year-round)
DJ & Live Music DJ Arnie DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Otto & Guests DJ Tease Family Movie Night: Zootopia Fuego Night with DJ Funstrummers Gig Band Rehearsal Gidion’s Knot Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program Gunpowder Irish Cultural Society Josh Rosenblum Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Lego Day Men are From Mars Women are from Venus Modesto Architecture Festival Mysterey Lover’s Book Club Neil & Matt Neil Buettner Rick Barnes Ron White Teens Rockin’ Jump The Fire The Hollars The Weekend Dance Party Valley Jazz company with Dan Moss VFW Hamburger Night Village Dancers of the Valley September 17 10 East Brunch 1st Annual Autism Classic Car Show 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up DUSTY BOTTOMS TRAIL RUNNERS BEER MILE 7th Annual Modesto Out of the Darkness Walk Art & Music Show B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Battered Beaver DJ Awal Bilingual Preschool Storytime Breakfast with Princesses Catapult Craft Coupon Class DJ & Live Music DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease Folk Dancing Lessons Gidion’s Knot Grandparent’s Day Party Greek Food Festival Josh Rosenblum Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Library celebrates ArchFest Men are From Mars Women are from Venus Men are From Mars Women are from Venus Mizz Monique’s Dragalicious Show Modesto Architecture Festival Modesto Farmer’s Market Oakdale Museum & History Center Old Skool Saturdays Rob Hill Band Rob Hill Band Rockin’ Saturdays Rocky Horror Picture Show Saturday Easy D Ride Tech Connect Class Terry Fator The Hollars The Weekend Dance Party Women of Love Ministries September 18 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Acoustic Brunch Live Music All The King’s Men Champagne Brunch Buffet Country Music Jam with Dancing and Free Potluck EuroSunday Car Club FOE Breakfast Greek Food Festival Guitar Army International Wedding Festival Juan Felipe Herrera US Poet Laureate Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Karaoke with Laura Modesto Architecture Festival Modesto Jazz Society Jam Session Queen Bean Open Mic Night Seniors Club Breakfast Stanislaus Humanist’s Coffee Klatch The Big Mix The Hollars VFW Breakfast September 19 Creative Wrtiting Class for Teens Dance Exercise Class Estate Planning Seminar GAVIN DEGRAW & ANDY GRAMMER Josh Rosenblum Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Overreaters Anonymous Pirate Day Preschool Story Time The Hollars Toddler Dance Party! Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Class WCPL Poker Mondays Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms
Surla’s, Modesto Climax, Modesto Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Urbano, H St Modesto Boardroom, Modesto Mancini Bowl, Graceada Park Tilted Turtle, Modesto Church of the Brethren, Modesto Center Stage Conservatory MJC West Great Valley Museum Rivets Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry P. Wexford’s Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Oakdale Library Gallo Center for the Arts Various around Modesto Turlock Library Speakeasy, Modesto Redwood Cafe, Modesto Fruit Yard, Modesto Gallo Center for the Arts Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Gottschalk Music Center State Theatre, Modesto Crocodiles Nightclub Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto VFW Hall Modesto Carnegie Turlock 10 East Kitchen and Tap House, Turlock Yosemite lanes Modesto Chevron, 815 Kansas Ave, Modesto Rite Aid, Pelandale & Sisk, Modesto Evelyn Way Modesto Graceada Park Modesto Queen Bean Cafe Oakdale Bicycle Shop Battered Beaver, Oakdale Modesto Library Golden Corral, Modesto Newman Library Modesto Library Surla’s, Modesto Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Speakeasy, Modesto Carnegie Arts Center. Turlock Center Stage Conservatory Hughson Library Greek Orthodox Church, Modesto P. Wexford’s Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Modesto Library Gallo Center for the Arts Gallo Center for the Arts Climax Bar, Modesto Various around Modesto 16th St, Modesto 212 West F Street Tilted Turtle Modesto P. Wexford’s Modesto Rivets Modesto Rockin’ Jump, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Oakdale Bike Shop Salida Library Gallo Center for the Arts State Theatre, Modesto Crocodiles Nightclub Clarion Inn, Modesto Cruisers, McHenry & Kiernan Deva Cafe, J St, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Surla’s, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Village Baking, Modesto Eagles Hall, 126 Camellia Way Greek Orthodox Church, Modesto Gallo Center for the Arts Modesto Centre Plaza, Modesto Carnegie Arts, Turlock Ridgeway’s, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Various around Modesto Shooters, Clarion Inn, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe Denny’s 1525 McHenry Queen Bean Cafe Crocodile’s, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto VFW Hall Modesto Turlock Library Salida Library Turlock Library Gallo Center for the Arts P. Wexford’s Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Sutter Gould Office, McHenry Village Keyes Library Keyes Library State Theatre, Modesto Oakdale Library First United Methodist Modesto Senior Center Tilted Turtle, Modesto Modesto Library Modesto Library
September 20 Acoustic Jam at Queen Bean Button Making & Wii Game Fun Candy Cornucopia Caregiver Coffee Break Computer Basics Dinner & Matilda ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK Forever Young Dance Club Free Comedy Night Geneological Society Golden Valley Chorus Joe Mazzaferro Quintet Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Music Name That Tune NAMI Support Group Nick Campos Pirate Crafts Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Successful Thinkers Network Mtg Sweet Open Talent & Mic The Hollars Tilted Tuesdays w/DJ Tease Toastmaster Supper Club Trivia Tuesday Turlock Seniors Dance Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Jam Wee Move & Play Wiggle Worms Yoga with Rosa September 21 80s night/DJ Gully Airplace Rides B-29, P-51, C-45 Apple Day Art Class Board Game Night Book Club “The Book of Unknown Americans” Creole Jazz Kings Figure Drawing Drop In Foam paper Craft Free Knit & Crochet Class Free QiGong Class Hnads on Science kid classes Horseshoe tournament IE The Magician In One Accord Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Lego Day Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner Open Mic Night Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime Riverbank Golden Ages Teen Craft Class Pokemon Bookmarks The Hollars The Monkees Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong WCPL Poker Wednesdays Wig Out Wednesdays Wiggle Worms Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday September 22 Airplace Rides B-29, P-51, C-45 Beer Flight Night Casanova’s Night Club Central West Ballet, Telling Stories in Dance David Dow and friends jam session DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease DOMO Night Market Email Basics Green Energy Snap Circuits Johnny & Kelly Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Kyle the Great Lego Day Live Music Live Music Modesto Farmers Market Oakdale Museum & History Center Perler bead Pokemon Pirate Craft Class Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Spanish Preschool Storytime STEAM Challenge: Sink or Float Class The Hollars Thirsty Thursdays Tween Book Club “The stonekeeper” September 23 A Matter of Balance class Airplace Rides B-29, P-51, C-45 Animal Talk kids program Battered Beaver Live DJs Crochet Class Dave & Penny Show
Queen Bean Cafe Riverbank Library Newman Library Hospice, 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto Oakdale Library Salida Library Gallo Center for the Arts Modesto Senior Center Cheroot Lounge, Modesto Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Mancini Hall, 718 Tuolumne Carnegie Arts, Turlock Rivets Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Vito’s, Modesto Twisted Pig, Modesto Oakdale Library Maxi’s at Double Tree Turlock Library Ceres Library Denair Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Round Table Pizza, 3848 McHenry 3014 4th St, Ceres State Theatre, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry P. Wexford’s Modesto 11914 Cahill St, Turlock Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Ceres Library Modesto Library Patterson Library Boardroom, Modesto 700 Tioga Dr, Modesto Hughson Library Queen Bean Cafe Battleground Games, Modesto Ceres Library Shooter’s Pub & Grill Mistlin Gallery Modesto Patterson Library Waterford Library NTouch, Modesto MJC West Great Valley Museum Shively’s Bar & Grill, Oakdale Rivets Modesto Strings, Turlock Ridgway’s, Modesto Modesto Library Sabatino’s, Modesto P. Wexford’s Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Empire Library Keyes Library Newman Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library 3600Santa Fe St, Riverbank Turlock Library State Theatre, Modesto Gallo Center for the Arts First United Methodist Titled Turtle, Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Salida Library Redwood Café, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree 700 Tioga Dr, Modesto Redwood Cafe, Modesto Crocodile’s, Modesto Carnegie Arts, Turlock Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Speakeasy, Modesto 10th & J St, Modesto Modesto Library Keyes Library P. Wexford’s Modesto Kaiser Dale Rd, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Sabatino’s, Modesto Newman Library Deva Cafe, Modesto Surla’s, Moesto 16th Street, Modesto 212 West F Street Empire Library Oakdale Library Hughson Library Salida Library Modesto Library Denair Library State Theatre, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Salida Library Modesto Library 700 Tioga Dr, Modesto Great Valley Museum Battered Beaver, Oakdale Patterson Library Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto
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Surla’s, Modesto Climax, Modesto Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Urbano, H St Modesto Boardroom, Modesto Mancini Bowl, Graceada Park Tilted Turtle, Modesto Church of the Brethren, Modesto Center Stage Conservatory MJC West Great Valley Museum Rivets Modesto P. Wexford’s Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Oakdale Library Yosemite Lanes, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Redwood Cafe, Modesto Fruit Yard, Modesto Torii’s 2401 E. Orangeburg Modesto Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Vintage Lounge Turlock State Theatre, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Crocodiles Nightclub Shooters Pub, Clarion Inn, Modesto VFW Hall Modesto Carnegie Turlock
Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Lego Day Lego Day Live Music Name That Tune Nick Campos Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Silver Skies Successful Thinkers Network Mtg Sweet Open Talent & Mic The Complete Unknown Tilted Tuesdays w/DJ Tease Toastmaster Supper Club Trivia Tuesday Turlock Seniors Dance Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Jam Wee Move & Play Wiggle Worms Yoga with Rosa September 28 80s night/DJ Gully 10 East Kitchen and Tap House, Turlock Art Class CAF Hangar 1-S, 700 Tioga Drive, Modesto Board Game Night Chevron, 815 Kansas Ave, Modesto Creole Jazz Kings Rite Aid, Pelandale & Sisk, Modesto Figure Drawing Drop In 700 Tioga Dr, Modesto Free QiGong Class Carnegie Arts, Turlock Hnads on Science kid classes Oakdale Bicycle Shop Horseshoe tournament Bonanza Books & Comics Modesto IE The Magician Battered Beaver, Oakdale In One Accord Modesto Library Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Fruit Yard, Modesto Lego Day Surla’s, Modesto Lego Day Red Brick Cafe, Turlock Lunch Hour Meditation Speakeasy, Modesto Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Do Good Distillery Modesto Neil Buettner Carnegie Arts Center. Turlock Open Mic Night P. Wexford’s Modesto Preschool Story Time Center Stage Conservatory Preschool Story Time Bloomingcamp Ranch Oakdale Preschool Story Time Ridgeway’s, Modesto Preschool Storytime Stanislaus County Library, Modesto Preschool Storytime Climax Bar, Modesto Riverbank Golden Ages 16th St, Modesto Stanislaus County Coin Club Modesto Library Teen Craft Class: Theme Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children 212 West F Street The Complete Unknown Tilted Turtle Modesto The Hollars Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong Oakdale Bike Shop WCPL Poker Wednesdays 330S. Sierra Ave Oakdale Wee Move & Play MJC Wig Out Wednesdays State Theatre, Modesto Wiggle Worms Gallo Center for the Arts Wine Down Wednesday Crocodiles Nightclub Wine’d Down Wednesday Gallo Center for the Arts September 29 Great Valley Museum Beer Flight Night State Theatre, Modesto Casanova’s Night Club David Dow and friends jam session Cruisers, McHenry & Kiernan DJ Jmmie Jmmie Deva Cafe, J St, Modesto DJ Tease 700 Tioga Dr, Modesto DOMO Night Market with Tim Allen & Company Surla’s, Modesto Granger Smith & Earl Dibbles Jr Tilted Turtle, Modesto Johnny & Kelly Congregation Beth Shalom Modesto Kaiser Farmer’s Market Eagles Hall, 126 Camellia Way Karaoke Bloomingcamp Ranch Oakdale Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch 2307 Fourth St, Hughson Kyle the Great Ridgeway’s, Modesto Lego Day Speakeasy, Modesto Live Music 295 Cherry Lane, Manteca Live Music Queen Bean Cafe Marble Magnets Craft Denny’s 1525 McHenry Modesto Farmers Market with Patty Castillo Davis Panera Bread, Turlock Oakdale Museum & History Center Crocodile’s, Modesto Preschool Story Time State Theatre, Modesto Preschool Storytime State Theatre, Modesto Somm: Into The Bottle Dilm & Panel VFW Hall Modesto Spanish Preschool Storytime The Complete Unknown The Boardroom, Modesto Thirsty Thursdays Modesto Library Unspoken The Chartreuse Muse September 30 Turlock Library A Matter of Balance class Salida Library Battered Beaver Live DJs Salida Library Coupon Workshop P. Wexford’s Modesto DJ & Live Music Ridgeway’s, Modesto DJ Arnie Sutter Gould Office, McHenry Village DJ Jmmie Jmmie Keyes Library DJ Otto & Guests State Theatre, Modesto DJ Tease State Theatre, Modesto Fuego Night with DJ First United Methodist Funstrummers Gig Band Rehearsal Modesto Senior Center Gidion’s Knot Tilted Turtle, Modesto Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program Modesto Library Johnny & Kelly Josh Rosenblum Queen Bean Cafe Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Riverbank Library Lego Day Oakdale Library Neil & Matt Newman Library Neil Buettner Oakdale Library PAUL REVERE’S RAIDERS Modesto Library Rick Barnes Modesto Senior Center Teens Rockin’ Jump Mancini Hall, 718 Tuolumne The Weekend Dance Party Riverbank Library VFW Hamburger Night Oakdale Library Village Dancers of the Valley Rivets Modesto Western Days Dave Russel Band
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5 - 9 PM/10 TH& J ST
JUNE - NOVEMBER DOWNTOWN MODESTO
DJ & Live Music DJ Arnie DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Otto & Guests DJ Tease Family Movie Night: The Good Dinosaur Fuego Night with DJ Funstrummers Gig Band Rehearsal Gidion’s Knot Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program Johnny & Kelly Josh Rosenblum Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Lego Day Live Band Karaoke Neil & Matt Neil Buettner Rick Barnes Stanislaus Humanists Karaoke Night Teens Rockin’ Jump Terrie Londee and the B-4 Dawn Band The Complete Unknown The Hollars The Weekend Dance Party Therapy Friday VFW Hamburger Night Village Dancers of the Valley September 24 10 East Brunch 1940s Hangar Dinner Dance 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Airplace Rides B-29, P-51, C-45 Annual Gala B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike BATMAN DAY 2016 Battered Beaver DJ Awal Bilingual Preschool Storytime Comedy Show Benefit DJ & Live Music DJ Jmmie Jmmie DJ Tease Do Good Distillery Tour Folk Dancing Lessons Funky Tim Gidion’s Knot Harvest Festival Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Local Author Faire Mizz Monique’s Dragalicious Show Modesto Farmer’s Market MoST Poetry Reading Workshop Oakdale Museum & History Center Old Skool Saturdays Rockin’ Saturdays Saturday Easy D Ride Sierra Beer Train with Patty Castillo Band Stanislaus Heart Walk The Complete Unknown The Guess Who The Weekend Dance Party TOP - OPENING NIGHT GALA! Wild Planet Day WOW Film Fest 2016 September 25 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Acoustic Brunch Live Music Airplace Rides B-29, P-51, C-45 Champagne Brunch Buffet Country Music Jam with Dancing and Free Potluck Dirty Cello FOE Breakfast Harvest Festival Hughson Senior Dance & Potluck Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Karaoke with Laura Manteca Senior Dance Queen Bean Open Mic Night Seniors Club Breakfast Stanislaus Humanists Brunch The Big Mix The Complete Unknown The Hollars VFW Breakfast September 26 Acoustic Open Mic Computer Basics Creative Clay Art Class Creative Wrtiting Class for Teens Dance Exercise Class Healthy Aging Association Class Josh Rosenblum Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Overreaters Anonymous Preschool Story Time The Complete Unknown The Hollars Ukelele Funstrummers Class Ukelele Funstrummers Class WCPL Poker Mondays Wiggle Worms September 27 Acoustic Jam at Queen Bean Book Club “Divine Secrets of the YA YA Sisterhood” Book Club “Water for Elephants” Duct Tape Wallet craft class Estate Planning Seminar Excel intermediate Forever Young Dance Club Golden Valley Chorus Healthy Aging Class: Fall Prevention Internet Basics Johnny & Kelly
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Many restaurants start serving dinner early so that you can get a nice meal in before the shows and movies that begin at 7 or 7:30.
Downtown Modesto is the place to be late Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. There is live music every night of the week in one of our great clubs or restaurants. After the show, stop and enjoy a nightcap.
There are parking garages at 9th and L Street, 11th and K Street, 11th and I Street and 12th and H Street. Parking is close to all restaurants!
Try a Cab
It’s getting easier to catch a cab, both to downtown and home from downtown. Why deal with driving and parking? Take the easy way... Affordable Cab 209-753-8005 Touch of Class Cab 209-575-0609 Cash Cab 209-740-1390 Checker Cab: 888-487-5411 City Cab 209-818-4144 DeSoto Cab: 209-577-8888 Edith’s Cab: 402-0377 Lucky 7 Cab: 209-985-8533 209-877-7676 Metro Cab: 209-533-3333 Modesto Cab Company: 209-521-7320 Quality Cab: 209-552-9898 Red Top Taxi Cab: 209-524-4741 Taxi Taxi Cab: 209-756-1035 Town Cab: 209-404-2727 United Cab: 209-888-8888 Urban Taxi Cab: 209-351-0222 Yellow Cab of Modesto: 209-524-8294 Oakdale Taxi: 209-869-5552 Uber Personal Car Service:Download the Uber app
GO DOWNTOWN MODESTO Power of the Purse Luncheon Wednesday Sept 14th at 11am, Gallo Center for the Arts An inspiring luncheon and purse raffle presented by United Way Women’s Leadership Council in partnership with Center for Human Services. We are so excited to highlight our inspiring keynote speaker and “Oprah’s favorite guest” Dr. Tererai Trent to the event this year. All proceeds from the event go to the Graduation Coach program, helping atrisk students graduate from high school here in Stanislaus County. More information & to purchase tickets visit www.uwaystan.org/pop
Get your laughs in downtown Modesto
The finals for the San Francisco Comedy Competition will be at the Gallo Center on Oct 1. This is an honor for Modesto. This monthly we will be laughing all along the way with great comedy from local comedians. Modesto Clean Comedy Contest winner Anthony K will be at Cheroot (915 10th) on Sept 6th and the 20th. The “Just Kidding” series at Ralston’s Goat (10th and J) continues with DJ Sandhu headlining with Paul Robert Starford featured and Gwendolyn Shreve Pol on Sept 15. There is $10 cover. AJ DeMello hosts “Stand Up for Charity” at the Queen Bean (1126 14th St) on Sept 9th No Cover but donations are requested for Tuolumne River Trust and will be headlined by San Jose Improv’s Joe Hughes. Take time this month to laugh
Unspoken Fall Gala Gallo Center for the Arts, Thursday, September 29th Modesto Gospel Mission will be hosting Unspoken for their annual Gala. They are featured regularly on K-Love and KAMB. For a band named Unspoken, they have been making a lot of noise. With two straight Top 5 singles (Who You Are and Lift My Life Up) and successful tours with bands like Sanctus Real and Big Daddy Weave, Unspoken has built steady momentum through their last two EPs. Pre-Show Reception will include: appetizers from Top Chefs of Modesto, silent auction featuring local artists, and a red carpet photo opportunity. Reception and Silent Auction starts at 5:30pm. Show starts at 7pm. Groups of 10 or more - 15% discount!
Find local restaurants
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Most all of the downtown restaurants are locally owned. They hire local people and the money you spend stays right here in town. Local restaurants purchase from local farmers and feature local ingredients.
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Fast care for cowboys, soccer stars and princesses. At Sutter Gould Medical Foundation we understand sometimes you need a doctor fast. That’s why we created urgent care so you and your family can get expert, same day care close to home, whether it’s after hours or on the weekend. It’s another way you get more than expert care—you get a partner.
For hours and wait times, visit suttergould.org/urgent-care
600 Coffee Road 209-550-4777
2545 W. Hammer Lane 209-954-4040
3100 W. Christoffersen Pkwy 209-632-3909
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Published on Sep 1, 2016
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