BargainView – June

BargainView By Monica Barber

Could the month of June be more perfect? It boasts of warm nights that claim to have invented romance and inspire the deepest imaginations. This year June follows a tough act thanks to the warm temperatures of spring. Yet there’s always the simplest of pleasures to enjoy on a balmy summer day… the budding of roses, the evening strolls or a friendly smile from stranger in the crowd. Getting out on the town shouldn’t be a tough act on your wallet but another simple pleasure you can enjoy!

Kick off the month of June with a little night music. Downtown Modesto offers free entertainment with the Music in the Plaza series every Friday night during the Summer months. Located in the square across from Brenden Theaters, between Fuzio’s and the City of Modesto building, the ambient energy of evening and electric sounds is a winning combination. June 13th welcomes The Rob Hill Band as the featured musical act. Don’t miss out!

Don Quixote may find himself wandering lost and deeply invested in a quest but you don’t have to search any further for entertainment. Modesto Performing Arts presents Man of La Mancha at The Gallo Center starting June 21st through the 29th. The musical is adapted from Cervante’s masterpiece Don Quixote based on the adventures of a mad knight.Tickets range $19-$34. More info:

Striking out on the town can be fun during the Summer! Every night is a good night for bowling and Yosemite Lanes offers some amazing night specials during the week. For $2 a game and $2 for shoes you can bowl between 9pm-Midnight, Monday-Thursday and Sundays. Friday and Saturday Nights offer unlimited bowling between $9-12 per person. All great bowlers know that you have plenty of time to spare. Try it, you’ll strike it. Head over to their website for more details on leagues, tournaments, parties and lounge entertainment. Info:

If you’ve found the perfect gift for your Dad or favorite Grad but are overwhelmed with your gift wrapping needs, head out to Cost Plus World Market in Modesto. They are happy to wrap up your gifts in the most delightful basket arrangements all year long. For the small fee of a basket kit which will set you back about $6, they will arrange your items or assemble from store bought purchases. If you haven’t found the perfect gift, they offer a wide variety of gift baskets from their catalog starting under $30. Located at 3801 Pelandale Ave. Modesto. For more information: (209) 545-4411.

Welcome the summer days and nights of June and let it reinvent your energy not your wallet!



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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.