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Time to Perform – June By Kaye Osborn

I am writing this on May 15, Bike to Work Day! My husband, Jerry, our good friend Cliff Judd and I rode the 5 miles downtown to the event! It was a perfect day for a ride even though the forecast was to be 100 degrees. Cruising through La Loma Park at 6:30 in the morning is joyous! It feels great to spin my wheels! So, if you are heading to the theater, consider jumping on your bicycle! Just make sure you wear your helmet and follow the guidelines for safe biking.

As we finished collecting t-shirts, freebees and snacks, the three of us headed towards the Thursday Farmer’s Market. I was pleased to meet Peggy Castaneda. She has a new booth there called Modesto Mud. (just like the red dirt shirts from Hawaii) Peggy sells t-shirts with original artwork of many iconic buildings and structures such as the Gallo Center and the Modesto arch. Soon, she will have Graffiti shirts available. Check her out! She is a positive slice of Modesto!

So, here’s what is happening in our neck of the woods:

Gallo Center Thurs., June 5 Il Volo 7:30 PM

Sat., June 7 The Hit Men 8 PM

Fri, June 20 Dr. Eben Alexander III Proof of Heaven 8 PM

Modesto Performing Arts Man of La Mancha June 21, June 27, June 28 7:30 PM June 22 & 29 2:00 PM

The Piano Guys June 28 at 2 PM & 8 PM

Modesto Junior College, Little Theater on the East Campus The Rez Sisters June 5,6, & 7 at 7:30 PM June 7 at 2:30 PM An award winning play by Native American playwright Tomson Highway Tickets available in advance at or 90 min. before the show $8 students and seniors, $10 general admission

Center Stage Conservatory’s Lower Level Studio Detroit June 7-22 Fri. and Sat. at 8 PM Sundays at 2 PM Saturday June 7 will be followed with a celebration reception. General admission $12 and student $6



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About the Author:

Kaye Osborn retired from Lakewood School in 2009. She taught Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing children for 34 years. Kaye continues directing the Lakewood Youth Theater and teaching the Lakewood Sign Club. She teaches American Sign Language at Modesto Junior College as well as a two-week Young Writers Camp held every summer at CSUS. Kaye is the Parliamentarian of the McHenry Museum docents. She loves giving school tours at the museum. Kaye is also involved in Delta Gamma Kappa, Epislon Nu. She is passionate about exercise and life. Her dream when she retired was to work out more everyday. You can find her morning, noon and night taking classes, teaching Zumba or playing disc golf. Her husband Jerry (of 39 years), also a retired educator, enjoys cooking gourmet meals, riding his bike or playing disc golf. On a weekly basis, Kaye and Jerry enjoy volunteering in their daughter’s kindergarten class in North Highlands. Being grandparents to a bubbly, adorable little boy named Glen, who was seven in March and to a sweet, lovable almost 4-year-old Charlotte, is the BEST! Kaye adores her family: Amanda, her husband Nate, Glen and Charlotte live in Fair Oaks and Megan, an 8th grade math teacher, her husband Art, and their dogs live in Modesto. Kaye is a recipient of numerous teaching awards including 2015 Outstanding Woman of the Year, Stanislaus Arts Council Excellence in Arts Education, Stanislaus County Teacher of the Year, Rotary Club Elementary Teacher of the Year and the Girl Scouts World of the Arts Excellence Award.