By September 30, 2016 Read More →

All Ages View

By Leia Johnson

I am a huge fan of clouds and rainy day music so naturally these fall months have me feeling wonderful. After a long, hectic summer, it feels so great to be back into the swing of things. With influence from friends and family, I have always had a strong will to try new things that interest me. Even having this fortunate trait, it was still a challenge for me to expand my horizons in high school. Finally in the midst of my Junior year, I really feel like I’ve figured myself out; what I like to do and who with. It doesn’t take a lot to be content with your life and you can make transitions every day, at any age to combat daily disputes. Through trial and error, I have learned that having a daily dance party is vital to my high spirits each day. Whether it’s in the car on your way to work or when you get home from school, I highly reccomend this form of stress relief. If you prefer having a structured schedule, perhaps sign up for a weekly Zumba, Yoga, or Art class.

At any age, stretching yourself socially and intellectually is said to help you greater appreciate each day! If you check out the “Modesto View Event Calendar” online, there are tons of new cool things to do. Some things that caught my eye were the “Queen Bean Open Mic Sundays” and “Guess That Tune Tuesdays” at the Twisted Pig! I’ve been to both of these events and it’s an awesome experience seeing so many people who are interested in the same music as me. Of course we cannot deny that the most exciting part of this month is not only the much-needed temperature drop, but also the abundance of Halloween festivities! For families looking for a friendly day-outing, Dell’Osso Farms has always been a classic. Between the corn maze, pumpkin blasters, ziplines, pumpkin patch, food court and of course the haunted house, there is something to entertain everyone. For the adrenaline-seeking Halloween lovers, I highly recommend checking out the “California Haunted Houses” website. An extremely hyped Modesto attraction is called “Deathworkz”, which is advertised as an intense horror walkthrough/interactive show with actors and haunting sets. The coolest thing about this program is that it is completely non-profit and created for and by people who love Halloween! Check out their website to see all of their varied themes for each night. I’m so amped for October, Modesto is a great place to be this time of the year!! One of my top Autumn songs is called “Eyes” by Rogue Wave and another is “Cracklin’ Rosie” by Neil Diamond. I hope you have a dancy, spooky, October! Much Love!



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