BargainView – April Showers

By Monica Barber

April Showers of Savings!

April Showers Bring May Flowers and with generous amounts of rain lately and intermittent sunshine, this month may start off a bit irregular. However, the recent rain has brought many beautiful things with it, rainbows, flowers that keep on poking through the dirt and all the beautiful display of colors to complement the landscape. From daffodils to tulips to hydrangea, Ms. M believes that this Spring season might be the most magnificent yet! This month has showered us with rain and with opportunities to enjoy while staying dry.

April 7th welcomes the return of the 2nd Annual Modesto Beer Festival at Tuolumne River Park from 2pm-6pm. Treat your taste buds to a little adventure by tasting the finest Ales, Beers, Ciders and IPA’s in the Modesto Area. Area brewers will be from Modesto, the Central Valley and Beyond. Featuring home brewers from Modesto, the valley, and beyond. 21+ only Tickets: $20 Advance / $25 Door.

Breakfast in bed or at Tiffany’s? Join the Book, Film & Friends event on April 10th at the State theatre where they will be screening the 1961 classic Breakfast at Tiffany, based on the Truman Capote Novella, starring Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard. Join fellow book enthusiasts for your morning coffee and toast with this lovely curated treat. Doors 9am, Discussion 9:30am, Film 10am. Tickets: $8.

Baseball season kicks off in the minors on the earliest day yet! April 12th marks the opening day for the Modesto Nuts at John Thurman Field! The Nuts take on the Visalia Rawhide at 7:05pm. Gates will open promptly at 5:30pm. The entire family can enjoy the fun with face painting, balloon art and more before the game. Get out and support your defending CLC champions, Modesto! Tickets:$8-11 Info:

One of Modesto’s favorite free events, Earth Day returns April 21st. This event gives you the opportunity to educate yourself about the environment and green resources. Located in GracedaPark, the day from 10am-4pm is family-friendly fun with live entertainment, green educational activities, great food, the K-12 Trash-formation contest and much more. Info: (209) 577-5495 or

You can tell a lot about a person by their shoes. So it’s no brainer that men would want to walk a mile in a woman’s shoes. The Haven’s Annual Walk a Mile in her Shoes event returns April 28th. Men throughout the Modesto area come together to raise awareness about secual assault and domestic violence against women by walking a mile in women’s high heeled shoes. It’s not easy to walk in someone’s shoes but this is a great cause to support the women in our community. Information: 209-524-4331.

Enjoy April!

Kisses, m.

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