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By Monica Barber
Jump into July!

It’s time to jump into Summertime Modesto! Which means lots of fun in the sun and the best part, getting more down time. Whether it’s staycationing in town, visiting friends, or sitting by the pool. If you’re worried about finding things to do there are a lot of ways to pass the time this July!

Welcome in the Fourth of July in your hometown, Modesto! A historical fact is that Downtown Modesto has been celebrating the Fourth for 145 years with a parade. The parade kicks off the All American Festival held in 10<file://localhost/x-apple-data-detectors/::0>th<file://localhost/x-apple-data-detectors/::0> Street<file://localhost/x-apple-data-detectors/::0> plaza from 11am-3pm<file://localhost/x-apple-data-detectors/::1>. Come out and support local floats from community groups, the schools and marching bands. Parade begins 9:30am<file://localhost/x-apple-data-detectors/::2>. www.modestojulyparade.com/

For those that chose a staycation for the holiday weekend, DoMo First Friday Street Faire Summer Edition takes place July 5<file://localhost/x-apple-data-detectors/::5>th<file://localhost/x-apple-data-detectors/::5>.<file://localhost/x-apple-data-detectors/::5> The downtown area comes together with music, games, artisans and vendor booths amid dancing, dining and more for a family friendly evening that open to the public, free.https://domopartnership.org/firstfridays/

Getting healthy is a priority for all ages. Modesto’s Parks, Recreation, & Neighborhoods, and the Tzu Chi Foundation have collaborated to present their Annual Health Fair on July 16<file://localhost/x-apple-data-detectors/::7>th<file://localhost/x-apple-data-detectors/::7> at the city’s Maddux Youth Center. From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.<file://localhost/x-apple-data-detectors/::8>, the health fair will provide FREE clinical services such as dental, medical, acupuncture, pediatrics and more. This is a first-come first-serve event. Info: (209) 529-2625. 615<file://localhost/tel/(209)%20529-2625.%20615> Sierra Drive. Modesto.

The area’s favorite summertime poetry slam, THE CHILL LIST is back by popular demand. The poetry slam, which is similar to the ILL LIST, has its own summertime finesse that definitely brings the heat to the stage. Watch, as some of the world’s best slam poetry teams compete to be number one and win the prize at this free speech event. Tickets: $20-25. Doors: 6:30pm<file://localhost/x-apple-data-detectors/::10>. Show: 7:30pm<file://localhost/x-apple-data-detectors/::11>.www.thestate.org<www.thestate.org/>

Community makes us whole and summertime is an opportunity to spend time with our neighbors! The College Area Neighborhood Alliance’s Sundays in Graceada hosts community events every Sunday in the park. On July 28<file://localhost/x-apple-data-detectors/::14>th<file://localhost/x-apple-data-detectors/::14>, SiG brings Pilates in the Parked hosted by Studio V and an Open Swim in the afternoon. From 9-10 a.m.<file://localhost/x-apple-data-detectors/::15> an all levels donation-based Pilates class will be open to the community. The Open Swim starts at 4:30p.m. to 6:30 p.m.<file://localhost/x-apple-data-detectors/::16>. Bring the kids, swimsuits, towels and $1 for a swim at the Graceada Pool. www.canamodesto.org/sundays-in-graceada

Enjoy July!
Kisses, m.

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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.