By May 2, 2017 Read More →


By Leia Johnson

This month I have one main focus: Literature. Music and books are huge influences in my life. Now with the end of school, I have the ability to devote time to these interests. Music is what I breathe. Before I could form words, my parents were filling my ears with The Beatles and Disney soundtracks, along with my dad’s frequent guitar playing. To this day, whatever I am up to, music seems to weasel its way in. Last month, the ‘British Invasion’ tribute concert was at a new local venue called ‘The Portal’ and I was in awe at how cool the lot was! Thankfully for us, there will be another all ages music event, “Let’s Celebrate Life” at The Portal (1324 Coldwell) on May 13th at 6pm! For only $10, experience two stages (indoor/outdoor) and a ton of killer local artists. Another glorious thing about this event is that all the proceeds from the bar benefit ‘Hope Haven West’, which is a program that provides wheelchairs for people in need all over the world! I hope to see you there, this is an event that you won’t want to miss.

I am so excited to see that ‘Little Free Libraries’ have been popping up all over the Modesto area. This is an innovative, community-building movement that you can begin, or take part of. Little Free Libraries are small, house shaped boxes in people’s lawns that are filled with books. The books are up for grabs, as long as you have another to donate to the Library. This is such an awesome way to share the love of knowledge, I highly recommend you participate in this fun movement. This website presents you with a map of all the Little Free Libraries in your area. It is also rather easy to set up your own library and would be a unique project for scouts or a group activity!

Also shout out to everyone who made Love Modesto and Earth Day SO GREAT! I can’t wait until next year. May the 4th be with You!!!!



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