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BargainView: It’s Just July

BargainView: It’s Just July!
By Monica Barber

It’s just July and summer is in full swing! This month always includes a lot of fun and sun. As Ms M attempts to stay cool with an iced tea from the Queen Bean coffee house on this hot day, she knows that the current climate includes a lot of stay at home activities but there are some ways to get out of the house safe for your mental health that will go easy on your wallet.

Our time-honoured tradition of the Fourth of July parade has uneventfully cancelled this year with the health of everyone in mind. However, the City of Modesto in partnership with the Modesto Kiwanis Club will present a 4th of July Independence Day Tribute that will be televised and media streamed. More Info can be found at

Many people crave a bit of fun that involves getting out of the house around this time of year. Rather than deny that craving, try taking the family to spend a little bit of time playing at Boomers. You can still ride the go-karts, play mini-golf and more as long as you wear a mask and practice safe social distancing. Info and promotions:

For those that missed the movies, our favorite arthouse theater The State is now open for your viewing pleasure with modified hours and mask requirements for each screening. There are movies updated daily for physical and virtual screenings on their web site. Check out for more info or call 209-527-4697.

Coming together as a community makes us stronger and this summer creates a unique opportunity to socialize while social distancing. Ralston’s Goat has reopened its doors offering some of their menu favorites with a lot of music. On July 18th, the Goat hosts to a musical event, in the late part of the day, Brewbaker will play some wonderful night music from 9 pm to Midnight. Info:

Staying apprised with new cuisine options continues to be a priority even though things have shifted around a bit. While the area’s favorite County Fair was cancelled, the organizers know how much food conjures memories of places people love. This year Stanislaus County Fair presents a food fix drive-thru event, SIT Tight, Fair Bites every weekend through July 19th for anyone craving some fair cuisine. Every weekend, Fri-Sun drive through the arch gate and sit tight while someone takes your order. Don’t forget your masks, be courteous and enjoy!

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