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BargainView – Bright Lights Big 2015

By Monica Barber

Bright Lights, Big 2015!

It’s a warm winter’s eve and Ms. M has found herself walking through downtown Modesto after gathering with friends to celebrate the new Solstice. Looking up at the stars I wonder what 2015 will bring when lights flash in the sky above me. Fireworks paint the sky for a brief moment and it’s just the sign to reassure me 2015 will be a Happy New Year with wonderful things to come! I can only think of starting the year with new routines instead of resolutions. Let your worries slide and take advantage of the places all around you.

Looking for the next adventure isn’t easy. Never fear the unknown; just jump right into it! Without hesitation check out the 60th Annual Polar Bear Day out at Modesto Reservoir on January 1st. It’s a chance to brave the cool waters and revitalize yourself. Pre-Registration is $15/$20 event day. Don’t miss out on this adrenaline rush! It’s the final year! More info:

Everyone loves getting pampered and nothing says spoiled better than a full-body massage to soothe and restore your energy. No need to let your tired body suffer. Stop in at Massage Envy and book your next appointment. Soothing hands will calm your spirits and cull your mind. An introductory hour massage is $49.99. More info: or call: 209-529-8080.

A new look is what the doctor ordered! Check out The Stone Fox Salon for your hairstyle needs! Located on McHenry Ave in Modesto, this salon is a boutique in addition to its specializing hair care services and barber services for men. Get into a new look with these high caliber beauty professionals. For a full list of services check their Facebook: or call: 209-985-8008

Get your lines straight and your heart in the right place at The Heart of the Valley Quilt & Textiles Arts Show on January 17-18th. Check out quilts, clothing and crafts at the largest quilt show in California! Treat yourself to raffles, refreshments and door prizes. Admission is $7 for adults and free for children 12 and under. Don’t miss this crafty extravaganza at the Centre Plaza. Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm. More info:

If you’re like me then you love to watch an old movie at the cinema. Now you don’t need to wonder where all the good ones are. Take a movie break and check out The State Theater. Modesto Film Society is sponsoring a presentation of Pulp Fiction that will be playing on January 25th at 2 p.m. Enjoy a break from it all with a good film. More info:

Have a Happy New Year Modesto!
Remember enjoying a deal is a great way to start off!

-xo, m.



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