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September 7 - Picnic at the Pops featuring music of Queen – Gallo Winery September 15 – In the Led - West Side Theatre September 20 - TEDx Modesto – State Theatre September 23 - Community Brunch - Modesto Center Plaza September 7 – Steve Trevino Comedy – State Theatre September 11 – Daughtry - Turlock Community Theatre September 16 – Herb Alpert and Lani Hall – Gallo Center September 20 - Big Bad VooDoo Daddy – Gallo Center September 16 – The Fire – Moon & Sixpence September 28 - SF Comedy Competition Finals - Gallo Center BONUS DATE - SEPTEMBER 22 -SPECTRUM STREET FESTIVAL- DOWNTOWN MODEsTO

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GREETINGS

It is so great to have Abbey and Harrison moving to Modesto to pursue their careers and education. It is great to see the transition from student to adulthood. Becky and I are so excited to have both of our girls in Modesto with great jobs.

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View team are walking in the AHA Heart Walk to raise funds for heart disease research and hope you will join in this effort. You can contribute here and it will really make a difference.  http://www2.heart.org/goto/chrismurphy   Check out our interviews with John Rogers, the Boys and Girls Club of Stanislaus County and the United Cerebral Palsy organizations.  It is really up to us to make sure that we lend a hand.  We are so please to welcome our new ViewCrew members, Brent Terry, drummer of Better Left Unsaid who pens his first MetalView column and our newest and youngest member of the Crew, Sofia Johnson who takes over for her sister with our new AllAgesView.  We welcome new voices and change is good as ModestoView works hard every day to be fresh, interesting and a positive thing for our community. Thank you for reading and thanks to the local businesses that advertise in ModestoView so we keep going with our mission to “Serve Civic Pride Daily”     Have a great September,

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some cool innovations in the quest to save our water. For some reason, September always seems to be the start of a new season, football, school sports and even the performing arts.   It is always cool to see the new lineups, the teams, the schedules and get all stoked for the rest of the year.   This year is no exception and the line-ups are super stellar.   We will be previewing a lot of these here in this issue.   Not only that, we will be sending our ace photographer MJ Mangano out to the Friday Night games and he will be posting cool galleries of the players each week and of course, we will be capturing amazing photos at many of the concerts, performances and events this season.  Make sure you track our Facebook at www.facebook.com for regular updates and live coverage of events in our area. September is also non-profit month and we are featuring a few of these local organizations that really make a positive change in our community and best of all, there are ways for you to help.  As you know, I battled atrial flutter in my heart last year and heart health has become front and center in my daily health regimen and I and our Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Modesto-

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ing? It does because it describes the people that are making great changes, building new ideas, creating new spaces, and planning better things for our community and our future.  We want our brightest and best back here in Modesto so that we continue our path of vibrancy and innovation.   Best of all, it is amazing when we get our young people to come back to town after college or their first jobs somewhere.  We are so very fortunate that our daughter Abigail is returning this month to Modesto with a great new career at Innov8 Partners in marketing and digital media. We could not be any prouder of her and are beyond excited that she is making a great career here in our hometown. But we want more!  The brightest and best doesn’t have an age.  Creativity and success have no time limit.  We need to celebrate the brightest, the most innovative, the most creative, the most giving, and the most compassionate no matter what their ages.   There is excitement in the youth and there is wisdom with age and it is up to us to make sure that we look what what’s in our heads, hearts and deeds beyond the number of candles on our cakes.  Let’s make sure we are all pulling in the same direction.   One of our brightest and best is William Wong, the Director of Utilities for the City of Modesto and he will turn us on to


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By Jo Sisemore Are you ready to celebrate equality and have a lot of fun doing it? MoPRIDE’s Pride in the Park celebration is just around the corner. The family friendly community event celebrating the LGBTQ+ community will be happening Saturday, September 22, 2018 at John Thurman Field in Modesto 1 pm to 8 pm. $5 admission, kids 12 and younger are free. This year’s event will be packed full of great entertainment such as; Indie Daze - A teen band that rocks Terrie Londee & the B-4 Dawn Band - A funk band that plays the top 40 to get people up and dancing Midna Y Su Dinamita - Cumbia Band The Music of Prince - A local tribute band of the legendary Prince Flock of Seagirls Band - An all female 80’s tribute band Along with all this entertainment we will be

featuring several of our local drag queens, Black Rose - Belly Dancer and local singer songwriter Melynda Rodriguez.   There will many local community resources and shopping from our local vendors.    The goal of MoPride, Inc. and the Central Valley Pride Center is to bring people together to celebrate the achievements of the LGBTQ+ movement, to remember our history, and to raise awareness of the work that still needs to be done.  www.mopride.org

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Pu bl is he r In fo rm at io n PUBLISHER Chris Murphy chrism@modestoview.com

NON PROFIT New School Year Starts with New Director at The Boys & Girls Clubs of Stanislaus County Article is co-authored by Jessica L. Lusk & Mick V. Rubalcava

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

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Stanislaus County has a new director and we caught up with him at the West Modesto Club to discuss his vision for the future of the Stanislaus County Clubs. “There has been a little drop in the daily attendance because of the turnover here at the club,” said Director Craig Ward, “What we are trying to do here is get our average daily attendance up. We want to get upwards of 100 [kids per day]. We are averaging 100 at all three of the other sites so that’s what our plan is for this site.” The Boys & Girls Clubs of Stanislaus County has four club locations, all of which director Craig Ward oversees. There are three school clubs: the Brown Elementary and Sylvan clubs, which are

for elementary-aged children between 1st and 5th grade, and Somerset Middle School club which is for middle school-aged children. The fourth club is the West Modesto club located in the King-Kennedy Memorial Center which hosts children from ages 7-17.   As part of the effort to raise attendance levels, Mr. Ward wants to get the word out about his structured after school program.  Mr. Ward said, “After school programs are a big part of the Boys & Girls Clubs and it’s probably the cheapest after school program that you are going to be able to get involved in because we only charge ten dollars a year and that even rolls over into the summer program.  This year

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we were able to go on 14 field trips with over 100 kids each. The kids visited places like the Exploratorium, McHenry Bowl, Rockin’ Jump, and different schools and colleges including UC Merced, Stanislaus State, San Jose State, UC Davis, and UC Berkeley. There is a 700 kid waiting list [for after school programs] in Modesto City Schools and we would like to service some of those people since Modesto City Schools can’t service all of them.  We want to be here as a relief for them.  Our after school program is here at the West Modesto Club in the King-Kennedy Memorial Center every day after school from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., and we have what is called ‘Power Hour’ for the first hour. This allows for them to get their homework done.  Then we go into ‘Triple Play’ which is their play-learn session, where they are able to play different games and are ‘tricked’ into learning.  They don’t realize that they are learning since they are actually having fun at the same time.” In contrast with Modesto City Schools, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Stanislaus County does not have a waiting list for their after school program.  According to Director Craig Ward, “We have a no-child-left-behind type of situation here.  We will continue to accept students until our ratio is higher than we can accommodate.  We have a 20:1 ratio of one Youth Development Professional (or YDP) per twenty kids, but we don’t turn anyone away. We will just continue to hire Youth Development Professionals to accommodate what we need.  We do have a lot of volunteers when we go on our field trips, because then we go down to an 8:1 ratio, but there are all kinds of opportunities for anyone who wants to get involved.  For example, right now we have a retired teacher who volunteers here three times per week and teaches art, which is great because he has one of those demeanors that really resonates with the kids. They are all drawn to him.  Anyone who wants to mentor these kids, we welcome them with open arms.” There are a number of ways to contribute to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Stanislaus County.  There is information on how to contribute financially on their website, as well as information on upcoming events on their Facebook page.  If you want to become a volunteer mentor, contact your local club so that you can be cleared with a background check and TB test.  There are other ways to contribute, too.  “As a matter of fact,” said Mr. Ward, “That foosball table you see over there was donated to us about a month ago.  A parent called us and specifically said they wanted to donate to the West Modesto Club, so they gave us their information and I rode out with another employee of mine and we picked it up from them ourselves.  The donor got a tax write-off because we are a 501c nonprofit.”  For more information or to get involved locally, visit www.bcga.org, or the Facebook page for Boys & Girls Clubs of Stanislaus County.

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ART Summers End

2018 Autumn Art Festival Best of Show, “World on a String” mixed media piece by Nicole Weir Slater. Congratulations!

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by Jim Christiansen Summer about over, most students back in school. Time to look at what’s fashionable and going on in art after Labor Day.  Last month I spent a four-day working vacation showing and selling art at the Old-Fashioned Bluegrass Festival in San Benito County Historical Park near Hollister. Met quite a few friends and fans of my art from the 209, getting out of the smoke and heat. The park itself is an interesting eclectic artistic historical collection to experience. August Art Walk opened with the Mistlin Gallery 3rd Annual Art Festival, that runs through October 5. Nicole Slater won Best of Show, with her painting “World on a String.” Worthy of the distinction.  Carrie Arnold, Dan Petersen, David Schroeder, among the other prize winners. Show open all month. While I was there, had to choose among my friends for the People’s Choice award. Favorites of mine, the Strong Together painting in the front room, and Don Hall’s version of himself as Bob Ross.  My painting in the show is under Eva Haas “Four Fathers.” I made another selection, but while talking to new ceramics ace Rosemarie Sturgill, Eva’s “Ship of Fools” mosaic sculpture caught my eye, after turning in my voting slip.  This month’s featured artist at Barkin Dog is Paige Sawyer, suggested to me by David Boyatt. Her art doesn’t disappoint, and I hope while you’re in for burgers, drinks and music, you’ll take a view.  Across the street at Tresetti’s we found the sidewalk all the way to Preservation, artists on the street with art for sale. I’d like to see more of that on the Art Walk trail.  Jennifer and I were introducing friends to Art Walk and the downtown Modesto music scene, so we were a little late for the Tri-Chromatic Gallery’s “I Give You All my Breath” performance.

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5:30PM - 10PM Only saw the aftermath balloons. Over at Still Smoking, we caught up with Patrick Barr and Kristy Moore, who remind me that 2nd Fridays is Black Hearts Market at Queen Bean.  On our way to Chartreuse Muse, we noticed FASM’s mural addition to the North front wall. The Emergence show has ended, so new Muse works up this month. Near 9 pm, I stopped in just in time at Ralston’s Goat.  Phil Murillo art is everywhere there, but I got a chance to meet a first time showing artist, Ryann J Hall, and her interesting digital art.  New artists are always fun to find on art walk, and I do get asked how to exhibit work.  Check the venues on the art walk map and look for Calls for Artists.  Stanislaus Brewing is looking for art.  This month at Carolyn Huff Gallery, art by Regina Owens and Tamara Keiper on display through October. September 21, iTacos and Tequila fundraiser at Carnegie Arts Center. Fundraising never tasted so good! Join us for a night of tequila tasting, Taco Truck Lager, margaritas, tacos, maker’s tables & more to celebrate the exhibition, Posada & the Mexican Penny Press! tacosandtequilatickets.eventbrite.com. Coming up in October, Chella presents a 3-day workshop, Painting Using 5 Basic Oil Colors.  October 12, 13, and 14. Sign up at Mistlin Gallery

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Corbin Cash Sweet Potato Spirits: from Ground to Glass by Brandilyn Brown and Christopher Mitchell

The Souza family have been established farmers since 1917, now entering its fifth generation of farmers. The Souzas are big into creating jobs, wanting to revitalize agriculture by pulling young people in to create life-long careers out of farming. They encourage change and love new ideas, often collaborating with UC Merced to achieve this. Growing rye and sweet potatoes, already a rotatable crop, David decided spirits was the specialty niche to break into when the farm became his. With the freshest ingredients and knowledge from all his years of farming, it was a match made in fermentable heaven. Traditionally, vodka is made from white potatoes; which contain more sugar than sweet potatoes, meaning you need less white potatoes than sweet potatoes to make alcohol. Sweet Potatoes are lower on the glycemic index, which is great for people with diabetes, not so great for distillers. That didn’t stop Dave from turning his unique idea into a delicious reality, though. He had to formulate special enzymes to break down the sugars in the potatoes, in a process that took 1.5 years to perfect. Even after the new enzymes were introduced, it still takes over 10 pounds of sweet potatoes to make one bottle of Corbin Cash. The unique thing about Corbin Cash that we truly loved, is that Dave is involved in the entire process. He’s there when the seeds are planted,

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he’s there at harvest, he’s there for washing and boxing, he’s there when it’s fermenting and distilling, he’s there when it’s bottled and sold. He won’t take full credit though, he humbly told us it takes over 50 people to make one bottle of Corbin Cash. When you enjoy your cocktail, you are holding the work of machinists, planters, harvesters, forklift drivers- there are so many people involved! We encourage you to think about that the next time you buy produce. We have a deep appreciation for the sweet potato that we did not have before the tour. So the sweet potatoes are planted, harvested, eaten by enzymes, and turned into delicious alcohol in a long arduous process. Just when you think the process is done, it’s not! Then all the water used in the distilling process is put back into the field, to help grow more potatoes. It’s such a beautiful, continuous relationship of suitability and innovation from ground to glass. Once he had a reliable recipe, Corbin Cash was formed, named after his son. The sweet potato vodka won a Double Gold in 2011 at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, and a Double Gold at the 2013 Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America 70th Annual Convention & Exposition. They treated us to a full spirit tasting after the tour, complete with a food pairing. Each sample and snack produced a harmony of flavor. From savory to sweet, your tastebuds will thank you for the ride. Although our favorite of their spirits was the sweet potato liqueur, it was a tough decision to make. Neither of us are fans of gin, yet we’ve each indulged in a Corbin Cash gin and tonic this week, enjoying every sip! The sweet potato gave each spirit (aside from the rye, of which sweet potatoes are absent) a tantalizing lingering sweet heat that leaves you craving more. Find your bottle at BevMo or Save Mart, and make sure to like them on facebook for updates and distillery hours. Sip on, friends!

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I am so very excited for the American Heart Association Heart Walk on September 15. We have put together a full team at Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and with the ModestoView Crew.  We are giving “Heart Health A Lift” and we hope you can help us meet our goal.  I fell victim to heart issues last year and thanks to great care, family and community support, I am up and running again.  If you haven’t been affected, I’m sure you know someone who has.  Please consider donating to our team.  You can make that difference and we will be there walking for you and those who need it. Thank you. Please click here and donate:  http://www2.heart.org/goto/chrismurphy

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September 11 is a date that everyone remembers.   Today, we remember and think about what our community needs.  We support and remember those that lost their lives and loved ones, and the first responders that gave their lives to save people.  We also remember that we have to remove the hate in this world that lead to this tragic event.  Tuesday, September 11 and 9 am, we will gather and the Modesto Fire Station #1 to spread Love for all in our community. We will have representatives from the Sihk community joining in on this message of support, love and inclusion. The station bell will ring in remembrance at Fire Station #1 at 610 11th St.  Modesto     Later in the day there will be a special evening at the Veterans Center with keynote speaker Battalion Chief Anthony Kastros who lead a team in NYC at ground zero for 11 days. Entertainment by Patty Castillo-Davis. New York steak dinner offered by Bill Goulart. Tickets $40 each or $300/table of 8  For more information, call 209-343-6292

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PERFORMANCE A Time to Perform in September By Kaye Osborn and Chris Murphy the walls of this crumbling New York tavern, a young couple finds themselves caught up in what might be the biggest conspiracy of all.

Autumn is approaching and so are new theatrical seasons! It is my hope that you attended a live performance during the summer:  a concert, a play, a dance, a poetry slam or a talent show.  Keep attending productions and spread the word through social media about the show.  Help them grow their audience.  I believe in you dear reader! I am thrilled about attending this year’s MSO Picnic at the Pops-Queen!  Love the location, the community support and, most of all, the opportunity to dance!  I invite you to dance with me! Then to top off the evening-fireworks! Yahoo!  Don’t miss Norman Foote on Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 6:30 PM.  Two local choirs will be joining him:  The Great Valley Academy Choir and the Lakewood/Sonoma Chorus!  How exciting and a wonderful opportunity for those young singers! Here’s what is happenin’ in our neck of the woods!  Gallo Center for the Arts Whitney Houston Tribute Thurs., Sept. 6 7:30 PM   The Fifth Dimension Fri., Sept. 14 8 PM   Norman Foote Tues., Sept. 18 6:30 PM   MSO-Picnic at the Pops: The Music of Queen E. & J. Gallo Winery Grounds 4 PM: grounds open 7:30 PM: concert begins   Denair Gaslight Theater Red Pony Band Sat., Sept. 8, 7 PM Proceeds support the Gaslight Theater   Prospect Theater Project: Celebrating it’s 18th season Yankee Tavern Sept. 14-Sept. 30 Just when you thought you’d heard every crazy 9/11 conspiracy theory, a stranger walks into the Yankee Tavern. There, inside

Merced Multicultural Center - Saboteur 11 players will compete weekly in missions to add money to a team jackpot. However, 1 contestant is a mole, a Double Agent, a Saboteur who will sabotage these missions to prevent the other players from adding ANY money to their jackpot.  It’s a mystery for 4 Saturdays at 7pm, and YOU can play along. Can YOU figure it out before anyone else? WHO is the SABOTEUR?? Merced Multicultural Arts Center - the MAC · Merced, California September 1, 8, 15 http://www.artsmerced.org/   Center Stage Conservatory William Shakespeare’s, Romeo and Juliet performed by an all-female cast. At its most straight forward, Romeo & Juliet is a timeless tale of two young lovers torn apart by the feud between their families, which speaks to the terrible costs of such division within our communities. Director, Carolina Stevens has put together an ensemble of ten women from the valley to comprise the cast of Romeo and Juliet. The all-female cast provides the perfect backdrop to explore the gender themes in this classic love story. Shakespeare’s decision for the pair to defy the gender standards of the time brings their love together in an undeniable way, yet their later attempts to re-conform to the societal expectations eventually leads to their ill-fated tragedy.  PG rated. Sept 7-23 - Fridays, Saturdays at 8 and Sundays at 2 Tix $15 $10 Students CSC’s Lower Level Studio - City Center at 948 11th Street. For more information, contact 209.846.0179 or www.centerstagemodesto.com Photo Credit: Daniel DaRosa Medina

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Barkin’ Dog Grill

Great fresh food along with live entertainment. Enjoy music every weekend. Address: 940 10th St. Modesto Phone # 572-2341

Chefs of New York

These restaurants bring a taste of authentic New York cuisine to Modesto. Fresh, delicious food in a fun and inviting atmosphere. Addresses: 1325 J St. & 2307 Oakdale Rd. Modesto - Phone # 857-5102

When I stepped into the Fired Up Grill & Meal Prep in Ceres California this past Sunday, I got all fired up! The decorum inside is incredible! There are TV’s everywhere and the bar is a lovely focal point. I was pleasantly greeted by two of the friendliest waitresses. Shortly after, the two restaurant owners, Gia Clark-Smith and Mike Ferriera arrived at my table. Each of them exuded a kind of gentleness that was so thick in the atmosphere, that most anyone could feel it. An overload of bright sunshine and smiles, mixed with pure happiness filled the air, and in that very moment, the two of them made me feel as though I was sitting with my own family. The friendship that Gia and Mike share, makes restaurant guests feel right at home upon entrance. They each have a particularly mellow way about themselves and their “way” makes you feel warm and welcomed. As I stated earlier, the decorum is phenomenal! Both Gia’s husband, Sincere, and Mike’s wife, Ashley, stand proudly beside them. In fact, while Gia did the decorating, Mike and Sincere did all the labor, including, laying out the spectacular flooring. Gia and Mike met while attending an exercise boot camp. Each of them had a 4:00 a.m. workout and they often ended up conversing about life goals. Mike shared with Gia that he had a dream of opening his own restaurant and he wanted to incorporate his “meal prep” (that he had included during the boot camp), for a team competition. Turns out, Mike was on the win-

Fired Up Grill - All Fired Up ning team and by the end of the contest, (thanks to his meal prep), he had lost a whopping 103 pounds in only 6 months! Gia was looking to add something new to her happy life. She is a nurse and the CEO of numerous hospitals. After their conversation, Mike quit his job within only 2 days! He and Gia hashed out an agreement, and the rest is history! The meat at Fired Up Grill smokes daily from 4 to 16 hours and is seasoned to perfection! Oh, and if you worry about your salt intake, there is no need, because Mike uses Himalayan pink salt, combined with his other genius seasonings, making the meat’s flavor all the more exceptional. There are so many meal choices to choose from in the restaurant, so Gia presented me with a sample of almost every dish. I had fall-offthe-bone pork spare ribs, beef ribs, and pulled pork. The icing on the cake, (so to speak), was the restaurant’s house barbecue sauce. It comes in three different flavors, ranging from mild to extremely hot. The first is simply called, “House Sauce.” The second is, “Fire Sauce,” and the spiciest of them all is, “Habanero 3 Alarm.” Whew, now that’s hot!

A truly unique dining experience. Address: 1205 J St. Modesto - Phone # 529-3282

Deva Café

Enjoy the culture of Downtown Modesto and spectacular food made with the freshest ingredients. 1202 J St. Modesto - Phone # 572-3382

Fuzio Universal Bistro

East meets West at this casual yet classy spot for global flavorsome from fire-grilled pizzas to spring rolls. 1020 10th St. Modesto - Phone # 557-9711

Lula’s Neighborhood Grill

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

Mocha Magic I also sampled classic dishes that came from the southern side of Gia’s family as well. I had fried cabbage, collard greens, potato salad, macaroni and cheese, and coleslaw. The feast I enjoyed made me feel like I was in my late Grandma Dorothy’s kitchen! Yum! Fired Up Grill serves beer on tap from local craft breweries such as Blaker Brewing, Indigeny Reserve, and Dust Bowl Brewery. Mike and Gia enjoy supporting our local community and it seems that our community cannot get enough of them either! They have only been open since July 2, 2018 and the business is growing at a steady pace. But don’t just take my word for it, go and check it out for yourself. Also, if you are trying to get in shape, try their “Fit Menu.” Give Gia or Mike a call: (209) 290-0555 or simply stop by 1778 Mitchell Road, Ceres, CA 95307. Finally, I asked our signature question, “Beatles or Stones?” Gia said, “I like the Beatles because their music is mellow and long-lasting. It stands the test of time.” Mike had the opposite choice and said with a grin, “The Stones because it makes me think of rolling smoke out of nowhere and making something from nothing.” Nice! As always, let’s love our Modesto! Let’s embrace our Modesto! Let’s continue to spread our smiles in Modesto. C’mon Positive Peeps – IT’S WHERE WE LIVE!

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From gourmet coffee drinks to exquisite lunch dishes to ice cream. Dine in or have it delivered in Downtown Modesto. Address: 920 16th St. Modesto Phone # 522-8955

Papachino’s Greco-Roman Restaurant Take a little trip to the Mediterranean with an amazing variety of great food. Address: 1212 J St. Modesto - Phone # 578-5225

Piccadilly Deli & Sandwich Shop

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

Ralston’s Goat

Enjoy great food while surrounded by great people in the heart of Downtown Modesto. 1001 10th St. Modesto - Phone # 549-9413

Sabatino’s Ristorante

Upbeat Italian cafe offering a menu of traditional fare, including breakfast in a cheerful space. Address: 421 McHenry Ave. Modesto Phone # 576-7116

Urbano California Bistro

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

Velvet Grill & Creamery

Classic cars, rock n’ roll, burgers and shakes. All American home town food made fresh from scratch. Address: 2204 McHenry Ave. Modesto Phone # 544-9029

Verona’s Cucina Italiana

Delicious Italian cuisine in an elegant inviting atmosphere. Eat, drink and be merry. Address: 1700 McHenry Ave. Modesto Phone # 549-8876

Graffiti Dogs

Cruise on down! Now open serving gourmet hot dogs, sandwiches, salads, beer, wine and more. Address: 1002 10th St. Modesto Phone # 238-9990

To be included in this list, please email: (209) 290-0555 advertising@modestoview.com 1778 Mitchell Road, Ceres, CA FOR MORE MODESTO INFO: www.modestoview.com

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DESIGN

Modesto is MAD about design.

By Lee Davis

Our city will be spinning with all things design, September 16-22, with the new Modesto Architecture & Design Week (MADWEEK). Cities across the globe - from Barcelona to Buenos Aires, Vancouver to Vienna, Copenhagen to Cape Town, Shanghai to San Francisco – all host design weeks to elevate the education, understanding, and connection of people with design. Design weeks celebrate the value and potential of design to advance creativity, economic opportunity, innovation, and overall quality of life. Since 2008, Modesto has been host to the award-winning Modesto Architecture Festival that has attracted as many as 5,000 people annually to our city. As the festival celebrated it’s 10th anniversary last year, it has now evolved into the Modesto Architecture and Design Week (MADWEEK), broadening its focus beyond architecture alone to include all design disciplines, including: architecture, fashion design, graphic design, interior design, landscape architecture, product design, social design, and user experience (UI/UX) design. The new MADWEEK celebrates architecture and design as both an art and a science, and heightens public awareness of architecture and design and of the value that architects and designers play in creating more beautiful, creative, innovative and livable communities. MADWEEK is a collaborative effort between the Modesto Art Museum, the American Institute of Architects Sierra Valley (AIASV), Modesto Design Collective (MO.DE), the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) California Sierra Chapter, and many other community partners and sponsors. “Modesto has a rich and remarkable heritage of design, innovation and invention dating back to the 1800s and continuing over nearly 150 years across all areas, industries and sectors of Modesto and across all design disciplines,” says Lee Davis, founder of the Modesto Design Collective (MO.DE). “MADWEEK is about celebrating our unique design heritage and demonstrating the value and vibrancy of design today in our city.” As Modesto approaches its sesquicentennial in 2020, our local design community is a powerful ally in envisioning the future of our city. MADWEEK 2018 will be seven days of over 30 creative and inspiring events in venues across the City of Modesto, from Sunday, September 16th through Saturday, September 22nd. The MADWEEK 2018 schedule includes a myriad of events designed to inspire, including exhibits, family & kids day, films, networking events, speakers, studio visits, tours, workshops, and more.

MADWEEK highlights include: · MADWEEK Opening Event: MADWEEK kicks off with an iconic cinematic and design masterpiece, Alfred Hitchcock’s classic, North by Northwest, and with a preview of its trendsetting architectural and design elements. · Open Studios: Each weekday during MADWEEK, participants have the unique opportunity to visit and meet designers behind some of Modesto’s most admired creative firms, tour their studios, and learn about their process and work.   · Networking: the Modesto Design Collective (MO.DE) hosts its second annual professional and social gathering for local designers at the Gallo Winery on Tuesday, September 18th, including an inspiring keynote speaker, and visits from a variety of professional design associations. · TEDxModesto: Modesto’s second annual TEDx event coincides with MADWEEK, featuring inspiring speakers sharing “ideas worth spreading.”

· Workshops: MADWEEK features a series of professional design-related workshops, including a home history workshop to uncover the history of your Modesto house; Brand Camp, a practical workshop on branding your business or organization; a workshop on creative messaging, and a session on professional pathways and careers for young designers. · Tours: MADWEEK includes nearly a dozen guided and self-guided tours of Modesto’s historic landmarks, modernist gems, the 19th century McHenry Mansion, behind the curtain of the Gallo Center, and downtown Modesto architecture, etc. · Exhibits: MADWEEK celebrates several local exhibits celebrating Modesto’s architectural and design history, including a photo exhibit of Stanislaus bridges, and of the button collection of acclaimed New York fashion designer and author Hazel Doten, both at the McHenry Museum. · Meetups: MADWEEK includes several professional meet ups, including for local

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area designers interested to learn more about human-centered design for social innovation; and a Free Code Camp study group for designers to learn coding. · MAD Film Night: the popular architecture and design film night returns with a fun evening with a remarkable selection of short films on architecture, fashion, graphic, interior, product, and social design. · Cardboard Challenge & Day of Creative Play: MADWEEK includes a fun Saturday afternoon engaging families and kids in designing and building games and other creations from cardboard and recycled materials.     MADWEEK is dedicated to making Modesto a vibrant design capital that celebrates and supports design and the broader creative community. Join us for a week of design MADness!  Modesto Architecture & Design Week (MADWEEK) September 16-22, 2018 www.madweek.org

MADWEEK SCHEDULE HIGHLIGHTS September 16 - September 22, 2018 MADWEEK is a collaborative effort with many community partners to bring you a variety of opportunities for creative inspiration. Events marked with an asterisk (*) are third-party organized events:   Sunday, September 16 1:30-4:30pm: MADWEEK 2018 Opening Event: North by Northwest   Monday, September 17 12-1:30pm: MADWEEK Open Studio: Final Cut Media (registration required) 7-8:30pm: MADWEEK House History Workshop (registration required) 7-8:30pm: Meet Up: Human-Centered Design for Social Innovation   Tuesday, September 18 12-1:30pm: MADWEEK Open Studio: RED Inc Architects (registration required) 6-8:30-pm: MADWEEK Modesto Design Collective (MO.DE) Annual Gathering   Wednesday, September 19 12-1:30pm: MADWEEK Open Studio: Downtown Tinkertank (registration required) 7-8:30pm: Workshop: Brand Camp* (registration required)   Thursday, September 20 12-1:30pm: MADWEEK Open Studio: O’Dell Engineering (registration required) 1-2pm: Guided Tour: Gallo Center for the Arts* 3-8pm: Meet Up: Free Code Camp* 6-9pm: TEDxModesto*   Friday, September 21 12-1:30pm: MADWEEK Open Studio: MHD Group (registration required) 6:30-9:30pm: MADWEEK Architecture & Design Film Night   Saturday, September 22 10am-12pm: MADWEEK Guided Tour: Downtown Modesto Architecture 1-2:30pm: MADWEEK Open Studio: The Shire Community Space (registration required)   Exhibits (McHenry Museum) 12:00-4:00 PM (Tuesday through Sunday): Hazel R. Doten Button Collection* (The button collection of the acclaimed New York fashion designer and author). 12:00-4:00 PM (Tuesday through Sunday): Bridges of Stanislaus* (A photo collection of bridges across Stanislaus County).   Self-Guided Architecture Tours A selection of free, self-guided tours that are available for everyone to download and enjoy at their own pace throughout MADWEEK: ·  Modesto Historic Landmarks (1870-1940) ·  Modernism in Modesto (1937-1972) ·  Wisecarver & Caldwell residential developments (early 1900s)

See the full MADWEEK schedule at: www.madweek.org/schedule

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bassoon, clarinet, melodica and saxophone to the standard gypsy jazz instrumentation; and augments the usual repertoire with original compositions, jazz standards, and even Latin tunes. 2 PM, $15. My Gallo Center show pick for the month is on Saturday 9/15, with Modesto native Aaron Durr and his band headlining. Aaron was last seen on the Gallo stage opening for Ben Folds. This fresh piano singer-songwriter has been likened to Gavin Degraw, John Legend, and Sara Bareilles. Special guests Stop Motion Poetry, also native Modestans, have distinguished themselves from a choked pop scene with classy and intelligent music. 7:30pm, tickets from $15-$25. Grab yours at www.galloarts.org!

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ing hot Scottish music trio featuring multipleart as any musician I’ve ever met. She can play time Scottish fiddle most every instrument in the orchestra. She champion Rebecca plays with symphonies all over the county and in the Bay Area. She played onstage the day after Lomnicky, to be our opening act. Rebecca bringing a bundle of joy into the world. And if is joined by multishe were aboard the Titanic, I am sure she’d go right on playing her instrument as the ship went instrumentalist David down, just like in that movie. God himself could Brewer and guitarist Adam Hendey. Benot sink Marie’s spirits when she’s immersed in tween their entertainmaking melody. ing and informative stage banter, vast array This month, Marie is in the pit at Playhouse of instrument combinations and extensive Merced, for their staging of ‘Titanic: The Musirepertoire, including everything from soaring cal.’ This show, which debuted on Broadway slow airs to intricately arranged dance tunes, the same year the blockbuster film came out, these charismatic performers will leave you on captured 5 Tony Awards and is one of the most your feet with your hands together. Sunday 9/16 captivating pieces ever to hit the Playhouse at 3 PM, $20 admission - call 209-543-5306 for stage. 7:30pm Fri/Sat and 2pm Sundays through more info. 9/16 - tickets available at www.playhouseTwo weeks later, we’re going to be magically merced.com. transported back in time, just like Owen Wilson After a long summer slumber at Moon & in ‘Midnight In Paris,’ to the glory days of Sixpence Music and Art House, we’re ready to French gypsy jazz & swing. Modesto favorites start back up our intimate listening concerts Hot Club New Outdoor Patio Faux Gitane will be our matinee feawith a new run of Sunday matinees. Enjoy And Our to help ture on Sunday 9/30. The band adds mandolin, rekindle the fire, we’ve invited The Fire, a flam-

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EDUCATION School’s back from summer! We couldn’t return to a new school season without speaking to one of the largest financial backers of education in Central California. The Mary Stuart Rogers Foundation donates money to universities, all the way down to elementary schools and everything in between.   Personally, I was excited to interview John Rogers, the President of the foundation to finally ask him about the business building at California State University, Stanislaus.  As a business alumna from CSUSTAN, my classes were inside the Mary Stuart Rogers building, and I always wondered why the business building held this ubiquitous name.  Though this article will not delve into the organization nor its founder, John’s mother, much. It’s important to mention Mary Stuart Roger had a vision to empower youth through education; when she passed the baton to John it was a no brainer to donate a substantial amount of money to CSUSTAN for the business building.  John has done countless interviews of the foundation and its origins; we decided to approach philanthropy and insight into the nonprofit from a different angle. We wanted to understand the mindset of a philanthropist and a president of a successful nonprofit. John was asked the question, what a person needs to do to be able to help others the way the foundation does.  Fulfillment is the drive

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goals to make it, you also need to sustain the goals. There will be road-blocks on the way and it doesn’t mean you will get wealthy, but you must use your talents. Everyone has talents and it’s our responsibility to use our talents with others who have the same interest so that they too can sustain themselves; “Time, talent, and treasures is the name of the game”. How do we start looking for what can bring us fulfillment? Education is the foundation to find self-fulfillment because when you’re in an educational environment you have opportunities to see what’s out there. You can’t just go to school to go to school, have a goal and find your niche. This doesn’t mean you have to stay with your goals, always be willing to be flexible. Be willing to bend them and follow your conscience but most importantly, follow your dream.  Be flexible with your goals but keep focused in the time

By Denette Covarrubias of setbacks and rejection and “get over yourself, just do it!”. Fear is real, but you got to get over it and face your fears face on. Get through it, do whatever it takes and get connected to people who can help you. As a young man, John’s mother, Mary Stuart Rogers would advise , “Follow the details, never leave a stone unturned”. You’ve just got to get out and do it. Follow your heart and follow your fulfillment.  “Wealth isn’t the objective but often it’s a by-product if you follow your heart, then share it. You can help people help themselves. Follow your dream, take your time and don’t be anxious to make those decisions, they will come to you. Stay in school, school is where you’ll get a merit of ideas that will help you in the future. If wealth is what you want, you’ll eventually have it but that’s not what’s important, I want to emphasize whatever you feel inside, follow that”. www.livelovesoar.com

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Go British Invasion!

Readers of ModestoView know that every interview we do asks the questions, Beatles or Stones?   Well, now you can actually go see the show and choose for yourself.  This amazing head to hear rock show that never was is presented by Kate’s Rescue for Animals on September 22, 7 pm at the State Theatre.  So Yeah Yeah Yeah, you’d better get your ticket to see this amazing tribute line up.  www.thestate.org FOR MORE MODESTO INFO: www.modestoview.com

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Will Wong: Managing Our Water By Chris Murphy One of the best things about Modesto is that we do business with our friends and many of the people we know and enjoy, run our local business and manage some of our most vital resources.   Will is a great friend to all that he knows and loves Modesto and his neighborhood.  This is key as he really knows what it means to work hard to make our city better for the future.  Most people just think about utilities as their electricity, water and sewer, but so much more of this is about designing systems for the future.  Water is top of mind right now as our community fights the State Water board so that our community and agriculture and thrive.   Water is the first word in our city motto.  It is precious and we can’t waste a drop.  It takes innovation, creativity and change of habits, William Wong has been doing this for quite some time and he is now the Director of the City of Modesto Utilities department.  Will was raised in Modesto, attending Davis High and UC Davis.  He is one of the ones that came back live with his wife and kids and make our community better.  Let’s get to know Will a bit more and find out some of the cool things he and the city are working on.   ModestoView: What did you want to be when you were growing up here in Modesto?   Will Wong: Growing up on a small orchard in north Modesto, I was always interested in taking things apart, seeing what made it work, and then putting them back together.  I was also naturally inclined to math and science, and loved problem solving, so I guess my destiny was to be an engineer.   MV:  What inspired you when you were growing up?  WW:  My parents.  Both were immigrants that came to the US to make a better life for themselves.  Understanding their sacrifices, struggles and being raised with their work ethic helped me be the person I am today.   MV: Why utilities?  How did you find this passion?  WW: I first got interested in water engineering at UC Davis.  I had a class project that required us to design a wastewater treatment plant for a community.  I found it fascinating how we can take sewage and build a facility with equipment that could clean it up.  It was like putting puzzle

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pieces together, and it totally clicked for me after that. After graduating in 1993, my first job was with a company in Austin, Texas that designed and made equipment for both water and wastewater plants.  That experience helped me get a job with the City of Modesto in 2001 and I have been planning, designing and constructing water-related projects ever since.    MV: Water is a finite thing here on earth, and many are fighting over it, what is Modesto doing that will be a game changer? WW: Modesto has been very progressive in being great stewards of our water resources.   We are starting a One Water Modesto initiative to help build public awareness of the importance of water in Modesto.  It’ll be a proactive approach to engage our ratepayers on how the City is bringing our water “full circle”.  The City partnered with Modesto Irrigation District to construct a water treatment plant at Modesto Regional Water Treatment Plant.  Using treated Tuolumne River water conjunctively with the City’s groundwater has been an incredible benefit to our aquifer, allowing the City to “bank” unused groundwater over the years.  This banked groundwater help Modesto get through the recent 4-year drought and our aquifer is still in good shape.  The city was able to do this with active water management.  In addition, the City has been able to bring our water full circle.  We are very proud that City is now in the recycled water business.  With the North Valley Regional Recycled Water Program, Modesto is now selling recycled water,

which comes from our homes, businesses and industries, to the Del Puerto Water District. The North Valley project is a regional effort to address water shortages in the area.  Modesto is able to deliver almost 15 million gallons of recycled water per day to the district.  Turlock is about to embark on their portion of the project.  When it’s complete, the project will deliver up to 27 million gallons per day of recycled water.  The North Valley project is one of the largest beneficial water reuse projects in the county.  That’s something that we all can be proud of.    MV: The Jennings road facility is truly innovative, do you think we can change people’s minds about what fresh water means?  WW: Absolutely, Over 10 years ago, no one really wanted even considered using “treated wastewater”; there was a “eww” factor with that.  However, recycled water has to meet very stringent Federal and State requirements.  In fact, recycled water is cleaner than what we see in river.  If you think back to when we were kids learning about the water cycle (evaporation, precipitation, transpiration, etc…) all water on the planet is recycled at some point.   With the drought and the scarcity of water, everyone’s sense of water became heightened, and the importance of water, in whatever form, became a potential source.  In fact, recycled water is considered “new water”.  Now, people are seeing recycled water as another resource.   MV: What advice would you give to the regular homeowner to help them conserve and

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make a difference. WW: Conservation is a new way of life in California, Water is a finite resource, and all of us should do our part to ensure water is available in the future. Water conservation tips are available on the City’s website https://www.modestogov.com/905/Water-Conservation.  We also offer Water-Wise House Calls, a free service where our water-use specialists come to your home and analyze the your indoor and outdoor water use.  Call 209-342-2246 to schedule an appointment. I also encourage our residents to take advantage of the City’s water rebate program.    The City offers rebates for new high-efficiency appliances and turf replacement.  You can find more information at http://www.modestogov.com/1659/ Water-Rebates.      MV: Do you think we will ever have a gray water system here in Modesto?  WW: No, not at this time.  The City has designed its sewer and wastewater treatment system to meet current and future demands.   MV: What does Water, Wealth, Contentment and Health mean to you?  WW: Our forefathers were really forward thinking when they decided this motto (over the first place “Nobody’s Got Modesto’s Goat”).  They recognized the importance of water in our region.  It’s a great reminder that the City was built to support our most important industry: Agriculture.  Without water, there is no Modesto.   MV: Tell us something about the City of Modesto Utilities department that people might not know. WW: The City has a dedicated and hardworking personnel that ensures that all residents receive essential water and sewer service 24/7, 365 days a year.    MV: Describe your ideal day in Modesto?  WW: Being able to get through all my emails!  Actually, my ideal day is being able to resolve issues with my Utilities Department co-workers and help our customers out.     MV: If you could ask Modestans to do one thing that will make our community better, what would it be? WW: Be civil to each other.  Treat everyone the way you want to be treated.  We may not all agree on everything, but everyone is entitled to their own opinion.   MV: Beatles or Stones?    WW: Definitely Beatles. 

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COMMUNITY United Cerebral Palsy Safari Dash: Life Without Limits By Brandilyn Brown

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

make new friends, and experience something new. Can you imagine NOT having those experiences every day? The staff at UCP strive to create stimulating environments to benefit members and encourage them to try something new. Aside from the day program, and their job placement programs, they have a program called Expanding Horizons, which is devoted to (you guessed it!) expanding one’s horizons! By integrating something new in to the lives of their members, bridging the gap between mundane and exciting, makes every day an adventure. Recent trips include bowling, visiting parks and beaches, volunteering efforts, going to San Francisco and taking the ferry to Alcatraz, and even camping. The annual camping trip is a very fun event that members truly look forward to. UCP has partnered with Tuolumne Trails, who have adapted common outdoor camp shenanigans like hiking and swimming for anyone to enjoy, regardless of physical limitations! So many memories are created summer after summer. It’s currently $500 for each member to attend,

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so fundraising efforts like the annual Sips & Treasures and the Annual Safari Dash keep events like the Trails happening. One of their best fundraisers is coming up on Everything is merry in the month of May, World Cerebral Palsy Day, Saturday October the birds are singing, the flowers are blos6th. Theand Second Dash 5k will soming it’s fiAnnual lled withSafari fun and holidays start at 8am at 2001 Edgebrook Drive, East La that make you look forward to the summer months. Since spring temperatures arebegin finallyat Loma Park, Modesto. The ½ mile will warm enough to get are outencouraged of the house,toMs. M 8:30am. All abilities attend. has been taking in everything this gorgeous $30/$10. Children get to run in the Kids Dash time of year has to offer. The best laid plans for for free at 8:45am. For more info email visit May are those enjoyed without spending a lot safaridash.org or call 209.577.2122 106 . of money. Start your month of Mayext. off with some music and science fiction. The Music in the Plaza free music series kicks off their annual United Cerebral Palsy Stanislaus events in downtown Modesto every Friday in 4265 Spyres Way #2 the summer starting May 4th with a Star Wars Modesto, CA 95356 Day tribute. Walk on down and you may find yourself immersed amid Star Wars themed activities and the musical sounds of the Lodge Pole Pickers and the Fred C. Beyer marching band starting at 5:00pm. Located across from Brendan Theaters this free entertainment is fun for all ages. Check it out! Info: https://www. facebook.com/10thStreetMusic/Continue your month off with a little spiritual nourishment for your mind, body and soul. The Nourishment for the Soul Wellness center celebrates their 4th anniversary and metaphysical fair with an open house style free event from 10am-6pm on May 12th. If you like learning about new things and have an open mind then grab your curiosity and drop in to experience energy healing, psychic reading, meet like-minded people and

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May Your Savings Bloom

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returns to Modesto. more. Drop in and We always encourcheck their calenage creativity in our community.  Don’t dar for upcoming miss this series of classes; many are innovative talks from free. This is a judgment free space and all people thought leaders arelocal welcome. 516 15th Street, Modesto 95354. who will encourage people to think big Info: http://www.nourishment4thesoul.com/ and see what kind of change we can be Music is wonderful thecommunity. soul! The 2nd annual for the better offor our This Modesto Area Porchfest hosts a plethora music year the theme will revolve aroundofideas talent 20th. The a allmore ages event takesworld. place on thatMay help create colorful event sold our last year,and soDownget 30 This porches in the La Loma, College your tickets ASAP www.thestate. town Modesto areas and at features includes music orglocal  Sept  20 @ 7for pmfree. Enjoy the best from performers in local music, enjoy the weather outside and get to know your neighbors while supporting a local talent. Maps with info: http://www.modestoporchfest.comEnd the month with some carnival fun! Every 4th Friday of the month is Food Fair Fridays and Carnival Treats at the Veteran’s Event Center. The entire family is welcome at this free inside event carnival sponsored by the Veteran’s Foundation of Stanislaus County.Mytv26 will be on site to record keepsake video messages of love and support to loved ones in the armed forces. Free parking on site. 3500 Coffee Road Modesto 95355. Info: https://www.facebook.com/MYTV26STATION/ May your time this month be merry! Enjoy! Kisses, m.

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HIGH SCHOOL Football, School sports, Performing arts season... By Chris Murphy

It is football season! About time huh?  The ViewCrew loves this time of year and we especially love the fun and the spirit of high school football games.  But, where and when are they? The ViewCrew is here to help and have compiled a handy-dandy cheat sheet so there is no reason to miss a game.  So get your blankets and seat cushions and get ready for the season and cheer on your fave local team.  Don’t forget your local watering hole for your college and NFL football needs.   Check out our BarView articles at www.modestoview.com for a variety of options to enjoy and stay up to date on great places to hang out.  ModestoView will bring Friday Night Lights to life this year as our intrepid MJ Mangano will be covering the Friday night games and will post a gallery of the action at facebook.com/modestoview   Make sure you share these pics and tag your friends.    

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The Performing Arts Season!

a blast and you can’t miss the Water Polo action as we see our local teams compete in the water. Cross-country is one of the best fall sports and the high school runners fight it out a Legion Park on the traditional 5 K course.  School sports are a great way for a kid to stay in shape and focus their minds for a good education.  

September is the time of year when we the new line-ups are announced! Just like the new fall line-ups on TV, or the fall sports, the arts are getting ready to show their stuff.  There is still time to get season tickets for this season, so get the good seats and plan your shows.  There is a crazy good line up of events from the Gallo Center to the school drama presentation.  

Gallo Center

The Gallo Center has changed the cultural landscape of our community bringing performers from all over the world to Modesto and drawing visitors to the center from throughout California and beyond.   Here are just a few of the highlights for the 2018/19 season.  It is going to be really cool.   One of the most legendary songwriters Burt Bachrach, kicks off the season with his huge library of hits and this season is sure going to please featuring performances from Three Dog Night, Paula Abdul, Beach Boys, Gabriel Iglesias, Ronnie Specter, Spamalot, Don Felder and more.  Check out the whole season at www.galloarts.org  

Townsend Opera Players

Modesto’s own Opera company is celebrating a big milestone this year as they present their 35th Anniversary Gala Celebration – October 28, 2018 in the Fosters Theater and later in the season, Georges Bizet’s Carmen – May 3 & 5, 2019 in the Rogers Theater.  Opera is fun, you need to check it out.   www.galloarts.org for tix.   FOR MORE MODESTO INFO: www.modestoview.com 16

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Turlock Community Theatre

The Turlock Theatre is really reaching out and has delivered a really amazing season. All of the seats are great and there is really no reason not to check out this cool line up.   Tix go fast here so you really want to check out the availability for the some great music.  www.turlocktheatre.org

Central West Ballet

Our local ballet company is truly a local treasure as the quality and the innovation of performances gets better all the time under the guidance of Rene Develuy and Leslie Larson. The annual performance of the Nutcracker is not to be missed.  I was lucky enough to be selected to play Mother Ginger last year and I can’t wait to see who does it this year.  Their other interpretive shows like Nutcracker Jazz, Creations and the Secret Garden are really special.  Tix are available at  www.galloarts.org

Dracula – Begins October 19 Nutcracker – Begins December 7 Nutcracker Jazz – December 13 Creations – March 22 Secret Garden – May 18

Modesto Community Concerts

This local organization had some cool eclectic an interesting shows this year that will really please.   You can get more information about this organization at www.modestocca.org   Tickets are sold through the Gallo Center at www.galloarts.org

Aidan James – Sept 16 Josh Coleman and Meagan Tayler – Jan 13 Madeline Olson – Feb 24 Henneke Cessel Band – Mar 31 Jeremy Stolle – April 7 Modesto Native and Broadway star singing his hits.  

Modesto Symphony Orchestra

The symphony is getting ready to present a really inventive season. From the pops, to the traditional holiday to the amazing with conductor David Lockington and Pops conductor Ryan Murray, there is something for everyone this season with a special Disney treat of the Pirates of the Caribbean.   Explore the classics:

Picnic at the Pops – Music of Queen – Sept 8 Symphony Fantastique – October 12/13 Holst the Planets – November 9/10 Holiday Pops – November 30/Dec 1 Holiday Candlelight - December 13 Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Norman and Lockington – Feb 1/2 Disney in Concert – Pirates of the Caribbean – March 8/9 Sibelius & Tchaikovsky – April 12/13 Stravinsky – Rite of Spring – May 10/11 Hollywood Sings with Michael Krajewski & Lori  Zabka– May 31 Tix at www.galloarts.org

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Daughtry - Sept 11 Night Ranger – October 28 Righteous Brothers – November 17 Air Force Band of the Golden West Holiday – December 5 Felipe Esparza – January 26 Peter Cetera  - February 12 Tam Tam Talent Show – April 6  

The Prospect Theatre This is a downtown Modesto treasure on K St.  A very cool intimate theatre, great bar and really innovate, locally created, staged and performed shows.   Jack Souza and Kathleen Ennis and the other volunteers have created a space you need to experience.  Their season kicks off with The Yankee Tavern from September 14-30.  Later shows include Watch on the Rhine Nov 16-Dec 3, On The Verge Jan 11-20 The Flick Feb 2 and more. Get more info at www.prospecttheatreproject.org

High School Drama Presentations Davis High delivers the hits. Their annual Harry Potter Murder Mystery Dinner is 9/14 and 9/15 at 7 p.m. These tickets are presale only (sells out every year). People can email Bryan.L@monet.k12.ca.us to get tickets or at the school: $12 for students, $15 for adults.   Their fall show, Bamboozled! is a commedia dell’arte show October 5-6 at 7 p.m. in the Little Theatre. Tickets are $7 students, $9 adults and will be available at the door! Davis High School   1200 Rumble Rd, Modesto 209-574-1668   Modesto High School Theatre will produce Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Carol in the MHS Auditorium opening on November 30 and continuing December 1, 7 & 8. The house will open at 7:00 PM with the curtain at 7:30 PM. Tickets are 7.00 and available at the door. Modesto High Auditorium 18 H St Modesto 209-574-1776   You can get more info at www.modestoview.com  If your event is not here, please email us at: events@modestoview.com

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GEEK

Pop Culture Conventions By Middagh Goodwin

August ended strong with two great pop culture conventions. StocktonCon and Santa Clara Toy Expo on back to back weekends(check out pictures from both on the ModestoView FB page). If you missed those don’t despair you can always fulfil your geeky fix at Turlock Comic-Con on Labor Day September 3rd 11 am-4 pm at the Turlock Fairgrounds. Meet C Andrew Nelson the man who has spent more suit in the Vader costume than any other actor, Lee Smith artist and animator on Tailspin, Bonkers and Who Framed Roger Rabbit. There will be artists, vendors and cosplay guests too. September 15th 10-5 pm at the Merced County

Fairgrounds don’t miss California Republic Comic-Con $10 gets you in. This is the little con that could. Meet Eric & Eliza Roberts, Red Ranger Brennan Mejia and Davi Santos Gold Ranger just to name a few. Professional comic artists Thomas Yeates, Chris Marrinan and Walden Wong. Of course vendors, fan artists, cosplayers and if that was not enough there will be a concert on the green. If you can not make it to one of these cons but you need your geeky needs filled stop by Modesto Comics on McHenry or Invincible Comics on Orangeburg. New Comics arrive every Wednesday.  Mark your calendar now for Central Valley Con coming to the Modesto Centre Plaza on Sunday, November 11th.

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MAMA MAMA Season is Upon Us By Middagh Goodwin It is once again that time of year; it is MAMA season. This year there were over 500 nominees in 20 plus categories to be considered for nominations. At the beginning of July, emails were sent out to previous years winners and other, area promoters, music writers and venue owners. We also reached out online asking for submissions from performers and fans alike. The MAMA board tries to pay attention to who is making waves, who is the up in comers are and which bands/performers are out playing on a regular basis. Each year it gets a little harder to narrow down the Top 10. The First MAMA Awards Show was hosted at Club Maxx in the year 2000, and it was packed and featured only seven categories. How things have changed in the last 19 years. Since the start of the MAMAs, several new categories have been added or better defined, and a few have been retired at least for the time being.  Voting is currently Live at www.modestoareamusic.com and we want you all to take a moment to look over each category before casting your vote. Once you have hit, submit there is no going back and changing your vote or submitting one in a category you forgot. I personally encourage everyone to go and check out the MAMAnees, go to a venue you have never been to and catch some live music or comedy. Check out the nominees online and then go see them playing a stage near you. You will have tons of opportunities, and many venues/promoters organize MAMAnee showcases. These showcases give you an excellent chance to see several nominees in one evening. You are the academy; your votes will determine who the winners will be. Voting will continue until 11:59 pm October 14th, so you have time to make an informed decision. 

This year the Modesto Area Music Awards honor Steve Ashman bassist and founder of byMemorial Leia Johnson ZaSu Pitts Orchestra who released We supplied them with pencils, several albums in the midbackpacks, to late 80’s and won ascissors, BAMMYand for the bestTh independent rules, more. e school was inour 1985.help. Over the last decade, Ashman soalbum grator has helmed CASA(Court Appointedand Special Soon we will all get together clean Advocates) which advocates for kids who don’t eyeglasses to be distributed to developing have anyone else to stand up for them. Ashman nations throughout the world. Last time we and his band have performed several charitable cleaned over 2,000 glasses. We hung out, events since his return to Modesto. It is our listened to music, and laughed while being pleasure to honor a talented musician who has able to help someone see better. The se are given so much back to his community. 

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The Award show will once again take County along with radio personalities as guest place at the Historic State Theatre in presenters. Joining them as co-presenters are Downtown Modesto, on Tuesday, last years winners, giving them all one last October 16th. It will be a night of chance to shine before the “torch” is passed. As performances by some of the areas always everyone is encouraged to dress their best talent and our way to celebrate together as best and stick around until the very end.  a unified arts community. The event is by invitaRegardless of who takes home the coveted Carhop Trophy, the real winners are us the tion only; it is streamed live on ModestoView. fans, we are truly blessed to have so many com so anyone can enjoy it and cheer on their talented performers ofthat all styles and favorites from around the World. Nominees andFor incredibly The American Cancer Society Relay Life is a life-changinevent helps ourguest community the lives who have battledthem canall remember genres. Keep supporting year round, their are invitedcelebrate to attend the event freeof people lost, ght again backwill against the disease. Yourshops, asons for getting frequent the coffee restaurants and bars of loved charge. ones Hosting theand showfionce be involved in Relay For Life are as unique and special as the story that motivates that host live entertainment and whenever posChris Ricci and Chris Murphy who co-created you. Because of your support, we are creating a world with less cancer and themore event.birthdays! One of the biggest thrills of the nighteventsible bring your friends. dollars This is a wonderful in Modesto and theThrow tracka couple is lined with is always the Lifetime Achievement Award in the tip jar or buy some merch or a round really incredible booths where teams show their support, sell crafts and foodofto raise funds. There is anthis amazing walkfor atthe dusk that is can. mazingly presentation and performance, year willluminarydrinks band if you That ispowerthe way PleaseWe consider supporting this event, a team or ajust make donabeful. on different. are always thrilled to have we support will continue to grow healthy andastrong tion. www.relayforlife.org and then type in Modesto, CA members of the City of Modesto, Stanislaus arts community. 

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BLUES

SONGWRITING Patriots, Pride and Performances

End of Summer

by Patty Castillo Davis

We are in for a month full of celebrations reminding us of the sacrifice and service of others in the pursuit and assurance of equality, liberty and safety. Many of these events will include live entertainment. Show your appreciation for those who have selflessly served our community. We thank you. Music in the Plaza will feature two Best Singer Songwriter MAMA winners back to backNashNext recording artist, Mondo Mariscal bringing his Country flavored brand of music on 9/14 and Patty Castillo Davis with her full band and special guests serving up R & B tinged Americana -Indie sounds on 9/21. DEVA Café will welcome a new music showcase -The Saturday Live Music Matinee from 10 am to 1pm. September will highlight- Anna Rogers 9/1, Troy Faney 9/8, Joy Meeker 9/15, Abraham Steve Lackey and 9/29 Melynda Rodriguez. DEVA Sunday Breakfast has a special lineup of crowd pleasers including, The Poorhouse Trio 9/2, Kelly Foley 9/9, Marirose 9/16, Allison Ruiz 9/23 and The MoTown MVPs on 9/30.   At the many venues along the Third Thursday Art Walk, live entertainment will compliment the evening. Horatio Monroe will take the Modesto View stage at the Art Walk on September 20 from 6-9pm.    MoPride and the Central Valley

Pride Center present Pride In The Park at Thurman Field on September 22 from 1-8 pm. This Festival boasts an eclectic lineup of musical entertainment, dance music, sing along and visual arts, something for everyone. If you have Songwriter events or are looking to book please send inquiries to pcdenterprises@yahoo.com Here is a quick look version of what some of your 209 composers are up to this month9/1 Tractor Boy Chris Ward,  Labor Day Fest in Winton 9/1 Café Tacvba,  Gallo Center For the Arts  8pm 9/4 Davis Perry Molina hosts Yellow Dot Open Mic,  Whirlow’s  Stockton 6:30-9pm 9/5 Ffej Moore Hosts Open Mic,  Cow Track    Oakdale  8pm 9/6  Horatio Monroe hosts Open Mic  Sonia’s Mexican Restaurant, Tracy 7-9pm 9/8  Koala and the Golden Bear, Most Wanted Wine  6:30-9:30pm 9/12 Cole Hinkle,  The Udder Place  9-11pm 9/15 Aaron Durr Band, Gallo Center For the Arts  8pm 9/16 Tractor Boy Chris Ward, Winters Tavern, Sonora  4-6pm 9/19 Mondo, Rusty’s Tracy  7-9:30pm 9/22  Patty Castillo Davis Band  St. Stanislaus Harvest Festival 9/29  Mondo, Wine Social  Lodi   7-10pm 9/29  Steve Ashman, Tim Allen, Patty Castillo Davis and Friends  with VMI CVAR  Benefit Show    The State Theater   6pm    

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By Earl Matthews Hello everyone and welcome to the end of summer! Let’s get into this months Blues shows. Finishing out this seasons run of Sunday Blues and BBQ’s at the Hotel Ledger is Jeramy Norris and the Dangerous Mood. Hotel Ledger is an excellent spot, and I highly recommend you bring your swimsuit. On Wednesday the 5th I will be hosting a Blues Jam at Fired Up Grill in Ceres. Sign-ups start at 7:30 pm. Then on the 6th, you can head out to Garlic Brothers in Stockton for the Thirsty Thursday Jam Hosted by Jeramy Norris. On the 13th you can check out Jeramy Norris again at Black Oak Casino in Tuolumne. It’s a phenomenal room and a lovely drive, well worth your effort. I’m going to suggest you take a little trip on the 14th up to our state capital, Sacramento for a visit to the Crest Theater to see Kenny Wayne Shepherd. He has a string of hits, has several Grammy nominations and is one hell of a guitar player. There are a couple of cool events on the 22nd. You can head out to the LBGC fest and check out the B-4 Dawn band Featuring Terrie Londee for some funk, soul, blues and rock. Or you can head over to St. Stanislaus School for their annual carnival and check out Big Earl and the Cryin’ Shame along with a bunch of other acts. Boz Scaggs is coming to the Gallo Center on the 23rd. Boz is a Grammy award-winning singersongwriter and guitar player who had his album “Lowdown” hit number 2 on the Billboard top

200. I have never seen him live, but I have heard that he puts on a hell of a show. Lastly is a really special event celebrating John Blacks 65th birthday. It’s called “Rockin’ on the River Deuces Wild Rock’N’Blues Music Festival” at Del Rio Vista Garden. JB has a killer lineup including the Alameda All Stars, Jimmy Dewrance & Friends, Bill Clifton’s Chicken and Whisky Band (of MOFO Party Band Fame) and Chuck Bradley & The Dame Liers. I’m going to feature JB on my first ever video companion to this column which should be out by the time you are reading this. Check for it on Modesto Views FB page. As always I hope to see you out at a show.

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JAZZ If you luv music you’re gonna love this by Eric Benson

As John Lee Hooker said in song “nobody gets out of these Blues alive.” Aretha Franklin the Queen of Soul has passed. There are milestones and memories and everyone has where they first heard something that changed their lives. I was in 6thgrade playing basketball listening to the Beatles on a boom box and James Sollomen came over and put in a cassette of James Brown “Get on the Good Foot.” And that same year I, and a childhood friend were listening to his

older brother’s record collection, Temptations meet the Supremes, Jimmie Hendrix, and then he put on Aretha pounding out some Gospel tune and wailing over the refrain. That was my introduction to Aretha and have listened to and have most of her things on vinyl that I still play. Do I have a favorite tune, No there are too many to choose from? From her early Gospel gems to the hits she played the gamut of Soul music band Ultra Lounge, Johnny Valdes guitar, Tim from ballads to Blues. Allen bass, vocals, Dave Hawks on drums, And as when any great artist dies we want to horns by Kevin Marin, and Marty Martinez and pay tribute, Shelly Streeter, Sensations and Patty John Burt on Sax, Dave Dow and yours truly Castillo and others are putting together a tribute Eric Benson on keys and Pat Governor on orcoming to a Blue Monday in October. RIP Aregan.  We will play music for listening and danctha Franklin Queen of Soul, you will be missed.            ing. Call the Dog for reservations: 572-2341.  If Blue Monday Party returns to the Barkin’ dog you play, come on down and sit in with the best September 10th to the Barkin’ Dog Grill with musicians in the area, or to listen and dance, it’s special guest Barry Finnerty Jazz guitarist. Barry gonna’ be smoking! has played with Miles Davis, TOP, Brecker And the Barkin’ Dog Grill, one of my favorite Brothers, the Jazz Crusaders, Jaco Pastorius to family friendly venues continues with some live name a few. We will be playing everything from music coming at you for September; 10th Blue Jazz, R & B, Latin to Barry’s arrangements of Monday Party with special guest Barry Finnerthe Doors, Stones, Tower of Power, and a lot of ty, 15th Bourbon St. Blues Band, 19th Valley other popular tunes.  Hosting the jam is House

Jazz Collective, 22nd Dave Dow & Friends, 28th Taillights, and 29th Gary Gervasse Blues Band.  And every single Thursday Dave Dow pianist Extraordinaire hosts a Thursday Jazz Jam session. 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: Queen Bean Sundays open mike night also in an all age environment.  So take some time out to hear some live music and the arts of our own town as well this month, think globally and act locally.  All the best, peace out! Eric Benson, cell 209- 918-7033, email; Mbenson@fire2wire.com

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Hello, hello, hello. This month’s confession: I’m an eavesdropper. Here is what I’ve heard at local shows: “I can’t believe they’re charging a cover. I mean, I could see if this was a comedy club, but...” ARRGH!!! Just about every show in the 209 has at least one performer who has appeared at clubs. Even if there is a cover, you still save by not driving or paying for parking. Plus, comedy shows are magic. There is something about watching a live show that just gets people talking in real life and making friends. It makes me so happy to see people staying after the shows to talk to the performers and to each other. You just don’t see that very often. Support local venues and performers--there’s stuff going on you can’t get from TV. Also, 209 comedy audiences: y’all have the reputation for being attentive and ready to laugh. Thanks to those of you who regularly come out. We appreciate you. Comedy is really growing here in the 209. There are shows from Merced to Lodi and and lots of spots in between. There are new comedy open mics at Finnegans in Stockton and Fired Up Grill in Ceres. Winter’s Tavern in Sonora is starting a monthly comedy showcase.

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by Felicia Aleman Francesca’s in Patterson has a monthly open mic and showcase. Even Los Banos has a comedy showcase at Paraiso Brewing. Of course there are the standbys of Cheroot, Famiglia Bistro and St. Stan’s Brewing in Modesto, the Outpost Saloon in Waterford, Strings in Manteca, Pizza Factory in Turlock...I apologize if I missed anyone, but what I’m trying to say is: the 209 has more comedy shows than ever, do yourself a favor and check one out. Whew! Glad I got this off my chest! This month’s video interview is with Anthony K. Anthony is from Ceres and on September 7 he will be the first local comedian to headline at the Gallo Center. It’s quite an achievement and I’m excited to get to talk to him before this big day. He’s not only a hilarious comic who can make a crowd laugh like no other, he’s a nice guy, too. Hope you got your tickets to the show-I know I’ll have mine. The continuing story: I had a lot to get off my chest this month--I’ll be back with the continuing saga next month...promise...I totally don’t have writer’s block or anything...

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FIT The Stride is Right by Efren Martinez   Some run, others jog and some like to stride. Why not? It’s a healthy alternative to keep moving if running or jogging isn’t your thing. I guess striding isn’t really nothing new, it’s just a fancier way to say “walking”. Although some might say I’m more of a runner than a strider, I too enjoy striding along with the best of them. Doing so allows me to get my heart rate up to a healthy beat and also meet a very important age group in our society,  our Seniors. For me striding with seniors serves a double duty workout. I not only get the heart health fitness I need, I also get the knowledgeable enlighten of so many life experiences through delightful conversations. During my time at the YMCA many years ago I’d spend the day working out, lifting weights and teaching Pilates. When I wasn’t lifting weights or teaching a Pilates class, I would visit with many of my senior friends and talk about

their own past life experiences. I was a listener knowing that I could learn a great deal from those who’ve walked several different paths in life and perhaps even try to avoid some roads that lead to unhappier times and beliefs in our Nation’s history. No matter your age, most of us can stride like the rest to help keep up our mobility and healthy lifestyle going.  On Friday, September 7th,  I’d like to invite you to join me for The Modesto Rotary Senior Fun Walk at East La Loma Park.  They will have prizes, raffles, gifts and music by The Quake Mobile DJ to cater to the atmosphere. Most importantly you will have the opportunity to meet and greet a bunch of people who might just be seniors. Registration begins at 7:45 am, and the walk starts at 8:00 am. For more information on this healthy Senior friendly Event, please contact our friends at The Modesto Rotary Club PH# 209 578-9999. The Stride Is Right!  Friends, let’s all remember what Bob Barker always said; “Please Help Control The Pet Population” “Spay & Neuter your Pets.”

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ALL AGES I Am Sofia

By Sofia Johnson

I am Sofia Johnson, the newest editor of the all ages column. I am so excited to share a new perspective on all of the fun that goes on in this wonderful town we live in! But before that I want to talk a little about myself. As you may know, the former editor, Leia Johnson, is my older sister/biggest role model and I am so honored to have to opportunity to follow her footsteps. I am currently a sophomore at Thomas Downey High School and I just recently joined the JV water polo team. Watching and being in school sports is a great way to be actively involved. Whether it’s your own school, your future school, or you are supporting as an alumni, showing your support and school spirit is always appreciated. The fall sports that are happening right now include, football, water polo, girls tennis, girls golf, cross country and volleyball. The schedules for each can be found on any Modesto city schools website and there is a special high school football schedule in this issue. Another exciting program that Modesto City Schools offers is the amazing theater and arts programs. Downey will be putting on Alice in Wonderland and the Sound of Music this year. I will go into further detail as that comes

Sofia Johnson (r) with two former All Ages Editors, Abigail Murphy (l) and Leia Johnson (c) Great group of community minded young women. closer, but get excited! With school starting only a few weeks ago we must remember all of the ways we can stay actively involved. I hope everyone had a wonderful summer but get ready for some warm sweaters and fuzzy boots because fall is only a few weeks away.

ZEN The Purpose of Knowledge By Mary Layton Knowledge is a little like food, you can stuff yourself indiscriminately with empty facts or you can be selective and choose what kind of knowledge you want to feed yourself with that will leave you

enriched. What is problematic is ignorance, the absence of knowledge. Ignorance is the root of prejudice. The lack of knowledge will keep a person from understanding different cultures and races. This promotes fear. We fear what we don’t understand. Lack of knowledge impedes progress. It also can get you into trouble; being in the dark about things will make you stumble or fall in more than one way. Lack of knowledge is dangerous to yourself as well as to everyone around you. Not knowing how and why people feel and act the way they do creates disharmony. The ability to cooperate is based on understanding people and achieving something together. Gathering knowledge empowers us and gives us confidence. We can act based on what we know and get the results we are looking for. Academic knowledge, for the most part, will allow you to get a better job. Social knowledge will allow you to make friends and allies. Knowledge of the wilderness will help you survive in the wild. Knowledge of nutrition and health can assist you to change bad habits. Knowledge is at our fingertips today, we can go to school or study using computers - there are infinite modes of learning. Some just require the ability to watch and listen. For more info go to: taichi4modesto.com or call (209)572-4518

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Summer might be the high season but Labor Day welcomes in that time of year that Keats called the ‘season of mists and mellow fruitfulness’. Ms. M throws a light sweater in her bag and plans her day around the cool weather. The temperature drop marks the turning of the leaves and the symphony of color about to descend upon our city. Much like the temperatures, the prices of summer drop and there’s plenty that will stretch your dollar. The most extravagant event in Modesto returns for its 32nd year with everything delicious and mouthwatering that you can imagine eating! The Center for Human Services plays hosts to the Valley’s finest in cuisine and beverages at Edible Extravaganza on September 6th. Guests are delighted by music and entertainment in addition to samplings from local vendors for the cost of an evening out. All proceeds benefit the center for human services. 5pm-9pm. $50 Presale/$55 Door. www.centerforhumanservices.org Lovers of street art and graffiti will enjoy local artist FASM’s Creative Battle 6 on September 7th at Chartreuse Muse on 10th Street between I and J streets. A part of the DOMO Fridays, the battle showcases 7 renowned street artists from around the globe to battle it out on a giant wall. From 6-10pm, the artists will be competing for a cash prize in addition to being the permanently featured muralist on the Chartreuse

Muse. Come out and enjoy the free event. Selfie and tag yourself with the artwork. Call for info: 209-622FASM. One of the areas most anticipated events, the 11th Annual Modesto International Architectural and Design Week returns to Modesto September 16-22ndwith a plethora of special events and speakers. MADWEEK brings awareness of design and architecture to our community while celebrating design. Since 2008 the award-winning festival has boasted some of the most world’s most celebrated architects and attracted many visitors from around the globe. Event times: http://www. modestoarchfest.com Show a little pride in your community by gathering for PRIDE in the Park. The all ages event celebrating our local LGBTQ community takes places at John Thurman Field on September 22nd.With the price of admission enjoy the food, beverages, community resources and culture, entertainment and more. $5 entry, 12 and under are free. 1-8pm. More info: https://www. facebook.com/pridemodesto/             Fall is a great time for improving your home and preparing for the cooler months. The Bi-Annual Modesto Home Improvement show is back September 28th-30th  to showcase vendors with tips that range from gardening specialties to home improvement help for your new or existing homes. The family friendly event will also feature kid friendly activities, food and more. Tickets $5 or free on Facebook: https:// www.facebook.com/ModestoHomeShow/

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Between H & I Streets on 15th near the Library. Thurs & Sat 7 am - 1 pm (March through December)

Kaiser Medical Center

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Hughson Certified Farmer’s Market

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Downtown Oakdale Weds 5:00 - 8:30 pm (June through August)

Patterson Farmer’s Market

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Turlock’s Original Certified Farmers Market Saturdays 8 am- 1 pm Stanislaus County Fairgrounds

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Drum Circle Wine & Spirit Stroll Farmers Market Farmer’s Market Flo Folk Dancing Lessons Green Druid Harvest of Hope In the Led Jeff Boardes & Friends Joy Meeker Lazy Days Unleashed Live Band Karaoke Live Music Local Author Fair Lodi Grape Festival MCW Band Museum & History Center Poetry Workshop Rockin’ Saturdays Roses & Guns and Cruella Saturday Easy D Ride Secret Saturdays Sexy Saturdays Stan Co Bike Ride Stan State Jazz Work Shop Succulent Terrarium Craft The Bonemen, KDN Titanic Walk to Fight Suicide Weekend Dance Party September 16th Acoustic Live Music Aiden James Arts Lecture- Jim Nikas Assyrian Food Festival Champagne Brunch Buffet Culture Club/B52’s EuroSunday Car Club FOE Breakfast Girls Night Out Herb Albert & Lani Hall Humanist’s Coffee Klatch Lodi Grape Festival Modesto Jazz Society Jam North By NorthWest Open Blues Jam Open Mic Night Seniors Club Breakfast The Big Mix The Fire Titanic Tractor Boy VFW Breakfast September 17th Coding Club Girls Who Code Karaoke with Clovis King Open Mic Overreaters Anonymous Paint Night Parrot & Pirate Loot Play & Stay Social Poker Night Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Puzzle Nights The Beach Boys ToastMasters Meeting Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms Women of Love Ministries September 18th Acoustic Jam Art Lab Bilingual Story Time Bingo Caregiver Coffee Break Comedy Night Computer Class Duct Tape Craft Forever Young Dance Club Geneological Society Gillian Wegener Poetry Golden Valley Chorus Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with Clovis King Movie Night Name That Tune Norman Foote Open Mic Open Mic at the Goat Parrot & Pirate Loot Play & Stay Social Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Successful Thinkers Mtg Tango Lessons Tiki Tuesday Toastmaster Supper Club Trivia Tuesday Turlock Seniors Dance Wiggle Worms September 19th 80s night/DJ Gully Black Sheep Ink Art Class Country Swing Dance Creole Jazz Kings Free QiGong Class Horseshoe tournament In One Accord Karaoke Karaoke Karaoke Wednesdays Knit & Crochet LEGO Day LEGO Day Magic Men Mondo Mariscal Neil Buettner Oakdale Farmers Market

Deva Cafe, Modesto Main Street, Escalon Turlock Modesto Public Library Black Oak Casino, Tuolumne Carnegie Arts Center. Turlock Winters Tavern, Sonora LaRosa Family Farm, Hughson Westside Theatre, Newman Grand Theatre, Tracy Deva Cafe, Modesto Lazy Z Resort, Sonora Fired Up Grill, Ceres The Udder Place, Turlock Modesto Public Library Lodi Grape Festival Grounds SURLAS’s, Modesto 212 West F St, Oakdale Modesto Public Library Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Windmill Cove, Stockton Oakdale Bike Shop CR2 Bar, Modesto The Boardroom, Modesto Oakdale Bicycle Shop Stanislaus State, Turlock Newman Public Library The Other Place, Modesto Playhouse Merced Graceada Park, Modesto Crocodiles, Modesto Deva Cafe, J St, Modesto Gallo Center For the Arts Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock Stanislaus County Fair Surla’s, Modesto Ironstone Amphitheatre, Murphys Village Baking, Modesto Eagles Hall, Modesto New Frontier Club, Patterson Gallo Center For the Arts Queen Bean, Modesto Lodi Grape Festival Grounds Shooters Pub, Modesto State Theatre of Modesto Haven Acres, Lathrop Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Denny’s, McHenry, Modesto Crocodile’s, Modesto Moon & Sixpence, Modesto Playhouse Merced Winters Tavern, Sonora VFW Hall, Modesto Salida Public Library Salida Public Library CR2 Bar & Billiards, Modesto P. Wexford’s, Modesto Sutter Gould, McHenry, Modesto Urbano Bistro, Modesto Oakdale Public Library Patterson Public Library Shooters Pub, Modesto Ceres Public Library Riverbank Public Library Ceres Public Library Gallo Center for the Arts 200 W. Roseburg Ave, Modesto Patterson Public Library Modesto Public Library Clarion Inn, Modesto Queen Bean, Modesto Turlock Public Library Riverbank Public Library Empire Public Library Hospice, Modesto Cheroot Cigar Lounge, Modesto Modesto Public Library Riverbank Public Library Modesto Senior Center Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Barkin Dog Grill Modesto Mancini Hall, Modesto Rivets Modesto CR2 Bar & Billiards, Modesto Salida Public Library Twisted Pig, Modesto Gallo Center For the Arts Fired Up Grill, Ceres Ralston’s Goat, Modesto Oakdale Public Library Patterson Public Library Waterford Public Library Patterson Public Libary Ceres Public Library Oakdale Public Library Modesto Public Library Round Table, McHenry Modesto Urbano Bistro, Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Denny’s McHenry Modesto P. Wexford’s, Modesto 11914 Cahill St, Turlock Modesto Public Library Boardroom, Modesto Queen Bean, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Shooter’s Pub & Grill NTouch, Modesto Shively’s Bar & Grill, Oakdale Strings, Turlock The Bayou Grill, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Waterford Public Library Denair Public Library Modesto Public Library Bob Hope Theater, Stockton Rusty’s Pizza Parlor, Tracy P. Wexfords Modesto 100 N 3rd Street, Oakdale

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Open Blues Jam Open Mic Parrot & Pirate Loot Poke Ball Craft Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Riverbank Golden Ages Talk Like a Pirate Day Talk Like a Pirate Day Wee Move & Play Wee Move and Play Wiggle Worm Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms Wine Down Wednesday September 20th Apple Day Art Reception Art Walk Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Bill Walton Blues Jam Bonnie & The Boys Out Back Casanova’s Night Club College Night Comedy Open Mic Comedy Showcase Computer Basics Computer Class David Dow & friends jam DJ Tease & the Party Farmer’s Market Faultline Flextagle Craft Green Team Educational Mtg Internet Basics Johnny & Kelly Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke LEGO Day Live Music Mall Kids Club Medicare Basics Mini Geode Activity Museum & History Center Parrot & Pirate Loot Pirate Day Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Rain Stick Craft Salsa Class Sandy Maule Senior Day Dance Spanish Story Time TEDx TNT Open Mic Wee Move & Play September 21st AC Myles Acoustic Music Backyard Bookworms Bringing Veterans Together Broken Speakers Coco Craft-a-Palooza Dixie’s Tupperware Party DJ Invisible DJ Tease Earring Craft EDM Revolution Fall Festival Farmers Market Friday Night Out Irish Cultural Society Jim Anderson & the Rebels Johnny & Kelly Johnny & Kelly Karaoke Karaoke with Clovis King Lego Day Locked & Loaded Love Gilda Museum Kid’s Program Music in the Plaza Neil Buettner Pacific Roots Parrot & Pirate Loot Preschool Story Time Skate Kitchen Tacos & Tequila Teen Book Club Teens Rockin’ Jump Thunder Road Toy Called God, NBL VFW Friday Night Dinners Weekend Dance Party September 22nd 50 Plus Club Abraham Steve Lackey Angel’s Camp Song Posse Bilingual Story Time Blues Jam Brodie Stewart Burt Bacharach Car Show Cardboard Challenge Chilled Out Saturdays Comedy and Music Comedy Showcase David Dow & Friends Dee CoCo & Co Dixie’s Tupperware Party Dixie’s Tupperware Party DJ Invisible Earth’s Treasures Ely Brother’s Revue Fall Festival Farmer’s Market Folk Dancing Lessons Greatest Show that Never Was Johnny & Kelly Library Foundation Gala Live Music

Haven Acres, Lathrop Cow Track, Oakdale Oakdale Public Library Patterson Public Library Newman Public Library Empire Public Library Keyes Public Library 3600Santa Fe St, Riverbank Oakdale Public Library Salida Public Library Newman Public Library Ceres Public Library Oakdale Public Library Ceres Public Library Salida Public Library Turlock Public Library Redwood Café, Modesto Hughson Public Library Carolyn Huff Gallery, Modesto Downtown Modesto Gallo Center For the Arts Grand Theatre, Tracy Garlic Brothers, Stockton Modesto Vet Center Crocodile’s, Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Francesca’s, Patterson Star Club, Merced Salida Public Library Modesto Public Library Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto Boardroom, Modesto Modesto Library Black Oak Casino, Tuolumne Empire Public Library Kirk Lindsey Center, Modesto Riverbank Public Library P. Wexford’s, Modesto Kaiser Dale Rd, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Newman Public Library Surla’s, Moesto Vintage Faire Mall, Modesto Modesto Public LIbrary Keyes Public Library 212 West F St Oakdale Oakdale Public Library Denair Public Library Turlock Public Library Hughson Public Library Salida Public Library Ceres Public Library The Grand Cru, Turlock The Fruit Yard, Modesto Stanislaus Veterans Center Modesto Public Library State Theatre of Modesto Shooters Pub, Modesto Salida Public Library Black Oak Casino, Tuolumne Queen Bean, Modesto Great Valley Museum Stanislaus Veterans Center Winters Tavern, Sonora Graceada Park, Modesto Modesto Public Library Gallo Center For the Arts Tiki Lounge, Modesto Boardroom, Modesto Keyes Public Library Shooters Pub, Modesto St Stanislaus, Modesto Downtown Hughson Rube Boesch, 275 N. Orange Turlock Denny’s McHenry Modesto Fruit Yard, Modesto Rivets Modesto Rivets, Modesto The Bayou Grill, Modesto CR2 Bar, Modesto Salida Public Library The Udder Place, Turlock State Theatre, Modesto MJC, West Campus 10th Street Plaza, Modesto SpeakEasy Lounge, Modesto Channel Brewing Co, Stockton Oakdale Public Library Empire Public Library State Theatre of Modesto Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock Riverbank Public Library Rockin’ Jump, Modesto The Tilted Turtle, Modesto The Other Place, Modesto VFW Hall, Modesto Crocodiles Nightclub Princeton Event Center, Modesto Deva Cafe, Modesto Angels Camp Modesto Public Library Garlic Brothers, Stockton Whiskey Barrel, Stockton Gallo Center For the Arts Wood Park, Oakdale Modesto Public Library Shooters Pub, Modesto Bella Vista, Stockton St Stan’s, Modesto Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto Black Oak Casino, Tuolumne Gallo Center For the Arts Gallo Center For the Arts Tiki Lounge, Modesto Lodi Grape Festival Grounds Westside Theatre, Newman St Stanislaus, Modesto Modesto Library Carnegie Arts Center. Turlock State Theatre, Modesto P Wexford’s Pub, Modesto Modesto Public Libraray The Udder Place, Turlock

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MoPRIDE in the Park Museum & History Center Oscar Goldman Parrot & Pirate Loot Pride Night Rockin’ Saturdays Saturday Easy D Ride Scarred Productions Secret Saturdays Sexy Saturdays Sounds of Summer Spectrum Stan Co Bike Ride The MCW Band Turlock Farmers Market Weekend Dance Party September 23rd Acoustic Live Music Boz Scaggs Champagne Brunch Buffet Community Brunch Earth’s Treasures Elvis Tribute Fall Festival FOE Breakfast Humanists Brunch Los Temerarios Manteca Senior Dance Mike Russell Band Open Blues Jam Open Mic Night Senior Dance & Potluck Seniors Club Breakfast The Big Mix The Frocke Wolves VFW Breakfast September 24th Acoustic Open Mic Coding Club Computer Class Girls Who Code Karaoke with Clovis King Open Mic Overreaters Anonymous Paint Night Play & Stay Social Poker Night Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Puzzle Nights The Grateful Band Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms September 25th Computer Class Acoustic Jam Bilingual Story Time Bingo Book Club Book Club Build It Button Making Forever Young Dance Club Golden Valley Chorus Harry Potter Fall Party Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with Clovis King LEGO Day Little Hands Science Name That Tune Open Mic at the Goat Play & Stay Social Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Successful Thinkers Mtg Tango Lessons Tiki Tuesday Toastmaster Supper Club Trivia Tuesday Turlock Seniors Dance Wiggle Worms September 26th 80s night/DJ Gully Adult Book Club Big Earl’s Blues Jam Black Sheep Ink Art Class Country Swing Dance Creole Jazz Kings Farmers Market Free QiGong Class Horseshoe tournament Ice Cream Fun In One Accord Jam n Jive Karaoke Karaoke Karaoke Wednesdays Knit & Crochet LEGO Day LEGO Day LEGO Day Lunch Hour Meditation Neil Buettner Open Blues Jam Power of the Purse Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Riverbank Golden Ages Stanislaus County Coin Club Wee Move & Play Wee Move and Play Wiggle Worm Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms Wine Down Wednesday September 27th Benise Blues Jam Bonnie & The Boys Out Back Casanova’s Night Club College Night

John Thurman Field, Modesto 212 West F St Oakdale Winters Tavern, Sonora Oakdale Public Library The Brave Bull, Modesto Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Oakdale Bike Shop The Other Place, Modesto CR2 Bar, Modesto The Boardroom, Modesto Windmill Cove, Stockton 10th Street Plaza Oakdale Bicycle Shop The Grand Cru, Turlock Turlock Crocodiles, Modesto Deva Cafe, Modesto Gallo Center For the Arts Surla’s, Modesto Gallo Center For the Arts Lodi Grape Festival Grounds Valley Brewing Co, Stockton St Stanislaus, Modesto Eagles Hall, Modesto Panera Bread, Turlock Bob Hope Theater, Stockton 295 Cherry Lane, Manteca Ralston’s Goat, Modesto Haven Acres, Lathrop Queen Bean, Modesto 2307 Fourth St, Hughson Denny’s, Modesto Crocodile’s, Modesto Winters Tavern, Sonora VFW Hall, Modesto The Boardroom, Modesto Salida Public Library Ceres Public Library Salida Public Library CR2 Bar, Modesto P. Wexford’s, Modesto Sutter Gould, McHenry, Modesto Urbano Bistro, Modesto Patterson Public Library Shooters Pub, Modesto Ceres Public Library Riverbank Public Library Ceres Public Library Columbia Nursery, Sonora Patterson Public Library Modesto Public Library Modesto Public Library Queen Bean, Modesto Riverbank Public Library Tiki Lounge, Modesto Oakdale Public Library Riverbank Public Library Empire Public Library Waterford Public Library Modesto Senior Center Mancini Hall, Modesto Newman Public Library Rivets Modesto CR2 Bar, Modesto Turlock Public Library Salida Public Library Twisted Pig, Modesto Ralston’s Goat, Modesto Patterson Public Library Ceres Public Library Patterson Public Libary Waterford Public Library Oakdale Public Library Modesto Public Library Round Table, McHenry, Modesto Urbano Bistro, Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Denny’s McHenry Avenue P. Wexford’s, Modesto 11914 Cahill St, Turlock Modesto Public Library Boardroom, Modesto Ceres Public Library St Stan’s, Modesto Queen Bean, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Shooter’s Pub & Grill 100 N 3rd Street, Oakdale NTouch, Modesto Shively’s Bar & Grill, Oakdale Oakdale Public Library Strings, Turlock MJC East Campus, Modesto The Bayou Grill, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Waterford Public Library Denair Public Library Modesto Public Library Patterson Public Library Intrinsic Elements, Modesto P. Wexfords Modesto Haven Acres, Lathrop Gallo Center For the Arts Newman Public Library Empire Public Library Keyes Public Library 3600 Santa Fe St, Riverbank Denny’s McHenry, Modesto Newman Public Library Ceres Public Library Oakdale Public Library Turlock Public Library Ceres Public Library Salida Public Library Redwood Café, Modesto Bob Hope Theater, Stockton Garlic Brothers, Stockton Modesto Vet Center Crocodile’s, Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto

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Comedy NIght Comix Club David Dow & friends jam DJ Tease & the Party Farmer’s Market Hook & Ladder Wine Tasting Jam n Jive Janktones Johnny & Kelly Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Kenny G LEGO Day LEGO Day Live Music Museum & History Center Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Salsa Class Sandy Maule Senior Day Dance Sodoku Day Spanish Story Time The Late Ones TNT Open Mic Tree Art Tween Book Club Under the Gender Umbrella Wee Move & Play September 28th 38 Special Aaron Lewis Acoustic Music Animal Talk kids program August Sun Bringing Veterans Together Cinderella Eats Rice & Beans Crochet for Beginners DJ Invisible DJ Tease Fair Food Friday Family Friday- Having a Ball Game Night Gary Garvase & Kickstart Blues Home Improvement Show Hughson Farmers Market Humanists Karaoke Night Jam n Jive Jim Anderson & the Rebels Johnny & Kelly Johnny & Kelly Karaoke Karaoke with Clovis King Karaoke with Clovis King Kid’s Program Kingston Trio Lego Day Life in the Fastlane Live Music Music in the Plaza Neil Buettner Preschool Story Time Teens Rockin’ Jump Tex Mex Comedy Tour The Weekend Dance Party Therapy Friday Thunder Road VFW Friday Night Dinners Wee Move & Play September 29th Aaron Lewis Angel’s Camp Song Posse Arcane Existence Bilingual Story Time Blues Jam Chilled Out Saturdays Cinderella Eats Rice & Beans Cinderella Eats Rice & Beans Come Together Death Valley Gypsies DJ Invisible Dustbowl Oktoberfest Farmer’s Market Folk Dancing Lessons Gary Garvase & Kickstart Blues Hot for Teacher Jam n Jive Johnny & Kelly Live Music MCW Band Melynda Rodriquez Museum & History Center OEF Red Carpet Dinner Remedy Rockin on the River Rockin’ Saturdays Saturday Easy D Ride Secret Saturdays Sexy Saturdays SF Comedy Competition Stan Co Bike Ride Stockton Auto Show Stockton Jazz Festival The Stockton Art Experience The Weekend Dance Party Turlock Farmers Market Walk for Apraxia September 30th Acoustic Live Music Champagne Brunch Buffet Chinese Warriors of Peking Cinderella Eats Rice & Beans Entresol FOE Breakfast Funky Tim & the Merlots Highway 49 Revisited Hot Club Faux Gitane Open Blues Jam Open Mic Night Seniors Club Breakfast StreetLow Car Show The Big Mix The Grateful Band VFW Breakfast

Famiglia Bistro, Modesto Modesto Public Library Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto Boardroom, Modesto Modesto Public Librar y Stewart & Jasper, Patterson MJC East Campus, Modesto Black Oak Casino, Tuolumne P. Wexford’s, Modesto Kaiser Dale Rd, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Gallo Center For the Arts Oakdale Public Library Ceres Public Library Surla’s, Moesto 212 West F St Oakdale Turlock Public Library Hughson Public Library Salida Public Library The Grand Cru, Turlock The Fruit Yard, Modesto Stanislaus Veterans Center Denair Public Library Modesto Public Library Ralston’s Goat, Modesto Shooters Pub, Modesto Empire Public Library Salida Public Library CVPC, Modesto Salida Public Library Grand Theatre, Tracy Jackson Rancheria Casino, Jackson Queen Bean, Modesto MJC West Campus Winters Tavern, Sonora Stanislaus Veterans Center Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock Patterson Public Library Tiki Lounge, Modesto Boardroom, Modesto Stanislaus Veterans Center Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock CVPC, Modesto Minnie’s, Modesto Modesto Centre Plaza Downtown Hughson Torii’s, Modesto MJC East Campus, Modesto Fruit Yard, Modesto Rivets Modesto Rivets, Modesto The Bayou Grill, Modesto CR2 Bar, Modesto CR2 Bar & Billiards, Modesto MJC, West Campus Gallo Center For the Arts Salida Public Library Black Oak Casino, Tuolumne The Udder Place, Turlock 10th Street Plaza, Modesto SpeakEasy Lounge, Modesto Empire Public Library Rockin’ Jump, Modesto The Merced Theatre Crocodiles, Modesto Shooters Pub, Modesto The Tilted Turtle, Modesto VFW Hall, Modesto Newman Public Library Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort Angels Camp The Other Place, Modesto Modesto Public Library Garlic Brothers, Stockton Shooters Modesto Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock State Theatre of Modesto Winters Tavern, Sonora Tiki Lounge, Modesto Dust Bowl Brewing Co. Modesto Library Carnegie Arts Center. Turlock Barkin Dog Grill. Modesto Black Oak Casino, Tuolumne MJC East Campus, Modesto P Wexford’s Pub, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock SURLAS’s, Modesto Deva Cafe, Modesto 212 West F St Oakdale Gene Bianchi Center, Oakdale Nino’s Place, Modesto Del Rio Vista Garden, Escalon Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Oakdale Bike Shop CR2 Bar & Billiards, Modesto The Boardroom, Modesto Gallo Center For the Arts Oakdale Bicycle Shop San Joaquin County Fairgrounds Weber Point, Stockton Bob Hope Theater, Stockton Crocodiles Nightclub Turlock East La Loma Park, Modesto Deva Cafe, J St, Modesto Surla’s, Modesto Gallo Center For the Arts Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock Winters Tavern, Sonora Eagles Hall, Modesto Ralston’s Goat, Modesto Winters Tavern, Sonora Moon & Sixpence, Modesto Haven Acres, Lathrop Queen Bean, Modesto Denny’s, McHenry, Modesto Weber Point, Stockton Crocodile’s, Modesto Columbia Nursery, Sonora VFW Hall, Modesto

CALENDAR SEPTEMBER BLUES 2018 2nd Jeramy Norris and the Dangerous Mood at Hotel Ledger 2nd Poorhouse Trio at Deva Cafe Breakfast 5th Big Earl’s Blues Jam at Fired Up Grill in Ceres 6th Jeramy Norris and the Dangerous Mood Thirsty Thursday Jam at Garlic Brothers in Stockton 9th Blues Box Bayou Band at Crawfish and Catfish Festival Irish Vineyards in Murphys 13th Jeramy Norris and the Dangerous Mood at Black Oak Casino in Tuolumne 14th Kenny Wayne Shepherd at the Crest Theater in Sacramento 14th Jeramy Norris and the Dangerous Mood at the Lodi Grape Festival 20th Jeramy Norris and the Dangerous Mood Thirsty Thursday Jam at Garlic Brothers in Stockton 22nd B-4 Dawn Band Featuring Terrie Londee at LBGC Festival in Modesto 22nd Big Earl and the Cryin’ Shame at St. Stanislaus Festival in Modesto 23rd Boz Scaggs at Gallo Center for the Arts 26th Big Earl’s Blues Jam at St’ Stan’s in Modesto 29th Deuces Wild Rock N Blues Music Festival

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GO DOWTOWN MODESTO

Open Early!

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

Open Late!

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

Parking

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

Try a Cab - It’s getting easier to catch a cab, both to downtown and home from downtown. Why deal with driving and parking? Take the easy way... L I C E N S E D M O D E S T O TA X I C O M PA N I E S A TOUCH OF CLASS TAXI 575-0690 AMERICAN CAB CO 225-8795 CASH CAB COMPANY 541-7860 CENTRAL VALLEY TAXI 241-6122 CHECKER CAB 596-7919 DE SOTO CAB CO 577-8888 DELUXE CAB 888-8888 EDITH’S TAXI 581-6870 LUCKY 7 TAXI 877-7676 METRO CAB OF MODESTO 222-2222

MODESTO CAB 521-7320 ORANGE CAB CO 238-0500 QUALITY CAB 552-9898 RED TOP TAXI 524-4741 SUPER CAB 497-3393 TAXI TAXI CAB CO 756-1035 TOWN CAB COMPANY 404-2727 UNITED CAB LLC 888-8888 URBAN TAXI CAB 351-0222 YELLOW CAB CO 544-8294

Community Brunch

Who loves Brunch? Everybody! You can have one of the most amazing brunches, loaded with crepes, custom omelets, shrimp cocktail, fruits, pastries and so much more.  The Community Brunch pulls together our whole community and 5 very important non-profits to help raise money and awareness for these organizations.  You tickets support the Salvation Army, Police Activities League, Stanislaus County Education Foundation, Society for Disabilities, and Without Permission and the event is organization and supported by the Costa Family Foundation and Dan Costa will be on the omelet line!  You will enjoy the food from Chefs John Surla, Vincent Alvarado, Leroy Walker, Stan Diamond, Roman Wagner, Fernando Gomez, Jason Alderete, Mike Nelson and Samrin Gill.     There will be local music, and a performance by Mondo Mariscal, KAT Country’s Nationwide NASHNow Winner.  Tickets are only $50 and there are two sessions, 9-11:30 and 11:30 to 2 pm   This will be the best brunch you eat all year. See you there.  Get tix  www.thecommunitybrunch.com Music in the Plaza heads into the final stretch and it is a talent-packed month with 3 Modesto Area Music Award Winners. Kicking things off on September 7th in conjunction with First Friday Street Faire is Gary Gervase & the Kickstart Blues Band, playing Blues, R&B and always willing to throw a little rock into the mix. Next up on the 14th is Mondo Mariscal, SEPT 2018 7PM- 9PM • 10th Street Plaza he is a Singer-Songwriter MAMA winner and local FRIDAYS - Downtown Modesto September 7th country favorite. The Patty Castillo Davis Band(2014 Gary Gervase & MAMA Singer-Songwriter/2016 Americana Winner) Kickstart Band performs a mix of R&B tinged Americana for the crowd September 14th Mariscal on the 21st. Once again ending the season strong on Mondo September 21st the 28th is Threshold(2005 BluePLAZA Colar MAMA Winner)CAPatty Castillo Band 10TH STREET • MODESTO September 28th who will be performing R&B, Funk and Classic Rock Threshold to get the crowd moving and end the season strong. Come out to one or better yet all these performances and we will see you back at Rockin Holidays in December.  

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Downtown Modesto Sampler

The Downtown Sampler returned last year and was a big hit. A couple of thousand people came to downtown and walked stroll and rode their bikes to nearly 30 restaurant, cafes and bars to sample what they had to offer. 10 Bands several of them were Modesto 10TH STREET PLAZA • MODESTO Area Award Winners, were placed strategically throughout the Sampler footprint with two wandering minstrels playing in random locations over the evening.  As you can imagine it was such a hit, it had to come back again.  Make plans to come to Downtown Modesto on October 2nd, 5:30-9 pm and partake in a Modesto Tradition the 18th Annual Sampler, enjoy some delicious savoury and sweet treats from over 25 spots, live music with 2000 of your friends. Expect to find drink specials at most the locations just in case you discover something you must have more of. You get all this for only $20 that is quite a bargain. For where to purchase your tickets, restaurant/cafe/bar list and more information check out www.modestosampler.com

Find local restaurants

www.modestoview.com Locally Owned

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

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ModestoView September 2018  

Serving Civic Pride Daily Since 1997. ModestoView is the central valley's leading arts, entertainment, dining, music and community magazine,...

ModestoView September 2018  

Serving Civic Pride Daily Since 1997. ModestoView is the central valley's leading arts, entertainment, dining, music and community magazine,...