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BargainView By Monica Barber

The phase of the sun shifts in the sky as morning changes from grey to blue, the birds sing and the world feels brand new. The belief that your luck can change is not new. Just as the sun rises once more your luck is set upon your choices. As the old saying goes, “luck favors the brave for the brave make their fortune.” Be brave enough to step out on your own because Modesto has a lot to offer.

Feeling sinful? Then you might enjoy a bit of naughty yourself at the 20th Annual Tresetti’s Mardi Gras: Last Call for Sin celebration on Saturday March 1st. The 21+ event is a great time to indulge in the more carnal side of human nature. Presale: $15/$20 at the door. More Info:

Music lovers with a penchant for nostalgia and vinyl can get lucky with a precious find on March 8th. The area’s first Vinyl Swap in March is hosted by Plantation Coffee from Noon to Close. If you are short on Vinyl stop in at Salty’s Record Attic beforehand. Two more Vinyl Swap dates include: March 15 & 22 at Cafe Deva & The Queen Bean. More info: Vinyl Swap JJoelBarragan@Gmail.Com / Salty’s:

If the beauty of the world inspires your luck and courage then take in the sight of nature’s beauty. Gallo Gardens hosts The 53rd Annual Camellia Flower March 14-16. The event is free to the public and draws crowds from around the globe. Thousands of camellia’s of all shapes and sizes are on display and for sale. Location: Gallo Admin. Bldg. 600 Yosemite Ave. Modesto. 10am-3pm. Call for more information: (209) 522-0147

One of the largest Pub Crawls in the world takes place March 15 in Modesto. If you’re all about St. Patrick’s Day and looking for a lucky drink then participate in the The Lucky Fest Pub Crawl. The 21+ event starts at 5pm at the Centre Plaza includes 20 pubs for $10. More info and ticket locations:

Courage can only be defined as facing your fears and overcoming them. Nothing is more daunting than a great adrenaline rush that challenges your mind and body. Jaunt Adventure Gear in Modesto provides you the opportunity for free March 12th and 26th mark the date for their Red Hills run. Make sure to (bring your headlamp) and be ready to meet at the store at 5:15. More information & events call 209.622.0261 or email

May your March be lucky! With a little courage may you have the great fortune to find a treasure outside of your comfort zone. Enjoy!



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About the Author:

Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.