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BargainView – February is Where the Heart Is.

By Monica Barber

It’s said that home is where the heart is and there’s plenty of love to go around in our hometown. Ms. M has spent this winter morning enjoying a Mocha at Preservation Coffee before devoting a little love to her favorite downtown Modesto locales. While taking a stroll in the wonderfully cool weather, she wonders why more people don’t devote a little love into their own neighborhood when it has so much to offer. There are so many things to enjoy in Modesto and February is a great time to fall in love with all that our hometown has to offer you without going over your budget.

The romance with words begins on February1st at the 8th Annual Modesto Poetry Festival. The all day festival will convene at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church with its popular Poetry Contest, Luncheon and Workshop. This year’s festival welcomes Lee Herrick and Camille Norton as its guest poets. 9:30am-4pm. Tickets GA: $35/MoSt members: $30/Students: $10. Info: www.mostpoetry.org

Near and dear to your heart, starts with your health. The American Heart Association for Stanislaus/San Joaquin Counties hosts National Wear Red Day at the Vintage Faire Mall on February 7th from 10am to 2pm. The event offers health screenings, fitness demonstrations and hands-on CPR trainings in addition to a fashion show featuring local survivors. This event is free & open to the public. Wear your red and put your heart first. Info: www.facebook.com/events/vintage-faire-mall/wear-red-day/2199281296838112/

It’s time for everyone to wear a heart on their sleeve at the Get A Heart Pub Crawl. On February 15th at 4:30pm, the Valentine’s Day themed Pub Crawl kicks off at St. Stan’s Brewery. The event encourages and gives everyone a heart (sticker) to wear for the event. Each color is a conversation starter, (Pink=Single, Purple=Ask me, and Red=Here for a beer) and a great way to meet new people. Come out and put a heart on it, wear anyting with a heart or valentine’s themed. 21+ Lyft encouraged for participants. Check in: 4pm at St. Stan’s. No Door Tickets. Online Tickets: $12 or 2 for $20. Info: dothecrawl.com/modesto/

No matter what the groundhog said there is no better time to prepare for Spring than the present. February 28th brings the arrival of the Modesto Spring Home Improvement show. Drop by the Centre Plaza Feb 28th- Mar 1st for the opportunity to visit hundreds of vendors specializing in home improvement wares, tips and ideas that will help beautify interiors, homes and landscapes. The show is family friendly with a designated kids zone and kids workshops with Home Depot. Tickets: $3. Times: Fri: 12p-6p, Sat & Sun: 10-5pm. Information: www.metroexpositions.com/

It’s always a good time to fall in love with February! Enjoy!
Kisses, m.

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