By May 2, 2017 Read More →


By Monica Barber

Enjoy Modesto!
Getting out of the house and enjoying the beautiful weather is a great way to change your perspective. As Ms. M approaches change & life boldly she makes her way through the crowd at Farmers Market in Downtown Modesto this morning realizing the new month has great things to offer!
Under the stars sounds like a fun evening already but add a little drama, a blanket, a picnic and you have the perfect night for theater. Stanislaus State invites you to their annual Under the Stars production of the Steinbeck classic Of Mice and Men. Running from May 2rd through May 7th this all ages event is free. Grab your favorite essentials, friends and family and come out. The University Amphitheater gates open at 6:30pm nightly. Performances begin at 8pm.

Be open to new experiences but give yourself the chance to celebrate the past. Modesto celebrates the 40th anniversary of Star Wars with the May the Fourth Star Wars Day celebration. May 4th is officially Stars Wars Day in Modesto and you are invited out to join the party in 10th Street Plaza for free. There will be music, light saber battles, a laser light show and more. Cosplayers are encouraged! Don’t miss out. 6pm-9pm.

Looking for the perfect book to complete your used collection then look no further. At Yesterday’s books there’s something for every type of book connoisseur. Stop in and spend some time scouring their shelves for your own priceless treasure or keepsake. For almost 40 years in the Modesto area this gem of a specialty bookstore has offered lightly used, new, rare and out of print titles for sell and buy back titles as well. Go out and support local.

There’s nothing quite like a cup of coffee. For some their coffee might be the thing that gives them life. Others might enjoy the atmosphere of sitting street side at a café reading a book. Modesto’s classic quintessential café with old world charm, Café Deva is a gorgeous space to grab a bite to eat and sip your coffee streetside. The café offers a full menu in addition to coffee and tea. Weekly Sunday morning brunch features live music until Noon. You’re never too busy to stop and enjoy a cup of coffee and charm.
Live a lot, love a lot and get a fresh perspective Modesto!
Enjoy! Kisses, m.



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