Author Archive: Brandilyn Brown

Always up for trying something new. Obsessed with coffee. Loves to sleep. Bring on the rain, and a bottle of Wonky & Wry's Honey Braggot Ale.

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14th Annual Tastes of the Valley

14th Annual Tastes of the Valley

14TH ANNUAL “TASTES OF THE VALLEY” AT THE STANISLAUS COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS Turlock, CA (September 13, 2016) — “Come Grow with Us” as Stanislaus State Agricultural Studies Department and Friends of the Fair Foundation present the 14th annual Tastes of the Valley Wine and Cheese event at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds. The Tastes of the Valley […]

By September 13, 2016 Read More →
Art Class at Queen Bean with Patrick Barr Comic Artist

Art Class at Queen Bean with Patrick Barr Comic Artist

If you are anything like me, you sometimes find yourself bored in Modesto. It’s not that we mean to be bored, because there is so much to do, but because you want something NEW and EXCITING to do. I often browse through upcoming events on facebook hoping something catches my fancy. Like the other day […]

By September 13, 2016 Read More →
Kimoto Sake & Sushi is Counting Down to Sake Day!

Kimoto Sake & Sushi is Counting Down to Sake Day!

by Guest Writer, Brandon Dodge Co-owner of Kimoto Sake & Sushi “Sake, sake, sake! Bomb, bomb, bomb! Sake! Bomb! Sake! Bomb!” An often heard chant in sushi bars across America, accompanying shots of warm sake dropped into glasses of cold beer. Sake bombs are actually an American invention said to be created by US military […]

By September 12, 2016 Read More →
Volunteer Opportunities at Local Make-A-Wish in September and October

Volunteer Opportunities at Local Make-A-Wish in September and October

Volunteer Opportunities at Local Make-A-Wish in September and October Join Make-A-Wish® Northeastern California and Northern Nevada in our upcoming volunteer trainings. You can be a part of granting wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions in our community.   The dedication of our volunteers is what makes our mission possible. With more than 300 volunteers […]

By September 8, 2016 Read More →
Turf Club to be Rented in Turlock

Turf Club to be Rented in Turlock

Stanislaus County Fair officials announced today that the Turf Club will be rented to Northern California Off Track, Inc. to run the satellite horse racing facility in Turlock, CA. “We are excited to find a way to continue the operations of the Turf Club for another few weeks and are committed to finding a way […]

By September 1, 2016 Read More →
BrewView: Indigeny Reserve

BrewView: Indigeny Reserve

BrewView: Indigeny Reserve: Cider! by Brandilyn Brown & Christopher Mitchell Nestled in the gorgeous woods of Tuolumne County in the city of Sonora, is a barn surrounded by several groves of apple trees. Those groves were purchased by Jay Watson back when Indigeny Reserve was just an idea. At first, he sold the apples straight […]

By September 1, 2016 Read More →
LightBox Theatre Company presents the world premiere of “The Super Cilantro Girl”

LightBox Theatre Company presents the world premiere of “The Super Cilantro Girl”

LightBox Theatre Company presents the world premiere of “The Super Cilantro Girl” TURLOCK — LightBox Theatre Company is starting its second season with “The Super Cilantro Girl,” a world premiere production based on the works of U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera. “The Super Cilantro Girl” is an original script written by Dr. Arnold Anthony […]

By August 29, 2016 Read More →
Center Stage Conservatory to stage Gidion’s Knot written by Johnna Adams

Center Stage Conservatory to stage Gidion’s Knot written by Johnna Adams

  Center Stage Conservatory will be turning their Lower Level Studio into a 5th grade classroom as we go back to school in Gidion’s Knot written by Johnna Adams and directed by James Kusy. A concerned mother (Traci Sprague) arrives at a parent teacher conference wanting answers to why her 5th grade son was suspended from school. There, the […]

By August 22, 2016 Read More →
Christian Berets Need  Supplies for Care Packs

Christian Berets Need Supplies for Care Packs

Urgent Need: Supplies for Care Packs Christian Berets is hosting our first ever Veteran’s Camp (Aug. 25-28)!  At this camp, veterans will connect with each other and be presented with the Hope of Christ.  As an activity during the camp, in cooperation with Operation Creekside, we hope to assemble, pray over, and mail off 100 Care Packs […]

By August 19, 2016 Read More →
Edible Extravaganza: A Look Back

Edible Extravaganza: A Look Back

Edible Extravaganza: A Look Back By Elizabeth Rowan    This year, Center for Human Services (CHS) celebrates the 30th anniversary of Edible Extravaganza, the Central Valley’s most anticipated food and beverage show. To commemorate the anniversary, let’s take a look back at the very first Edible Extravaganza in 1986. The very first Edible Extravaganza, “Edible […]

By August 10, 2016 Read More →
Miracle League of Stanislaus County Fall Signups

Miracle League of Stanislaus County Fall Signups

Miracle League of Stanislaus County Fall Signups     Who: Miracle League of Stanislaus County What: Baseball When: August 20, 2016-October 1, 2016 Where: 1129 8th St. Ste. 101 Modesto, CA 95354 Contact: Anthony Arellanes There is nothing more heartwarming than to see children playing America’s pastime. But for children facing serious physical and mental disabilities, that opportunity isn’t always […]

By August 8, 2016 Read More →
Healthy Aging and Association Free Balance Program in Ceres

Healthy Aging and Association Free Balance Program in Ceres

Healthy Aging and Association Free Balance Program in Ceres For Older Adults Ages 60 & Better Do you have concerns about falling or know someone who does? The Healthy Aging Association has opened free registrations for their award-winning program “A Matter Of Balance” designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. Ceres Community Center (2701 […]

By August 8, 2016 Read More →
BargainView August Heat

BargainView August Heat

The August heat rushes through like a herd of galloping horses… it’s completely unstoppable. This burst of fire scorches everything down to the leaves on the trees. The only thing it can’t scorch is your spirit and your wallet. Leave everything to Ms. M, because I’ve got a few ways you can stretch your dollar […]

By August 1, 2016 Read More →
Local Fruit Stands

Local Fruit Stands

Our local fruit stands are an absolute treasure and will help you stay fit and healthy by eating fresh and tasty produce grown right here in the Central Valley. This handy list of local certified farmer’s market locations will help you find your groove and stay on track with your health goals. Remember to take […]

By August 1, 2016 Read More →
BrewView: Sangria

BrewView: Sangria

BrewView: Sangria by Brandilyn Brown and Christopher Mitchell Sangria has been a beloved beverage for centuries. We can thank Spain for this refreshing, easy-to-drink beverage. It’s grown even more in popularity in the last few years, and Starbucks just introduced a non-alcoholic tea-based version.  There are fewer alcoholic beverages as refreshing as Sangria. Sangria is […]

By August 1, 2016 Read More →