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BargainView – Great November

By Monica Barber

Great November
The air is crisper this afternoon in Modesto. The sun lights up gorgeous fall colors on the trees and Ms. M finds herself grateful to soak up the colors of the day. It’s the season of gratitude and sharing our blessings seems so much more important than ever. Find room in your budget to let yourself enjoy the season and give back to all you encounter in our community.

Start the month off with some great music for a good cause at The Share the Warmth event on November 4th. Interfaith Ministries of Greater Modesto and the Barkin Dog Grill have partnered up to host a free concert and coat drive. The event hopes to bring in as many coats as possible. The lineup includes local favorites the Patty Castillo Band, Big Earl Matthews, Rick Fletcher, Steve Ashman and Gary Nelson from 7-9:30pm. Drop in, get a bite to eat, enjoy some great music and please bring in a gently used or new coat to donate. More info:

In the hustle and bustle of the busy season it’s easy to forget to take time for yourself. A great way to take care of your mind and body is by doing Yoga. For those who practice or have always wanted to give it a try, Elevate Community Yoga is offering a Pop-Up Gentle Core Yoga Class on November 18th from 10:30a-11:45am. For $13 you can pop in and and let them guide your practice with gentle poses and leave feeling more balanced. All levels are welcome. 899 W. Roseburg Ave. More info:

Thanksgiving is a time to come together and give of yourself to those in need. Every year on the day before Thanksgiving, the Modesto Gospel Mission serves a traditional Thanksgiving meal at 3pm for around 1000 needy men, women and children in the area at their Thanksgiving Banquet and Bundle up. On November 22nd they continue this tradition of providing a free meal and free winter wear to each guest. If you’d like to donate food, volunteer or refer a person in need of a warm meal and clothing please contact Modesto Gospel Mission. 1400 Yosemite Blvd. Info: (209) 529-8259.

It’s that time of year again! Modshop is back on November 25th Get ready to shop local and support your friendly neighborhood crafters, artists and designers. Come out show some love and support, enjoy some great music and food while you are shopping from 5pm-9pm in Downtown Modesto on J Street. Info:
Have a great November, Modesto!
Kisses, m.



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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.