BargainView – New Year New Experiences


New Year, New experiences!
By Monica Barber

Beginning the New Year is a great time to openly embrace new ideas and experiences. Ms. M finds herself finally coming to a stop on a sunny winter afternoon and realizes how quickly the new year is upon us. Since the days and years move by so quickly try making 2019 something to remember.
Ease into the new year with a Science Night at the Museum! The Great Valley Museum and Planetarium hosts it’s monthly science night on January 4th. From 7pm to 10pm discover all the fascinating things that the world and universe has to offer. Science and Astronomy clubs will be there with planetarium shows at 7:30pm and 8:30pm and there will be free telescope viewings on top of the Science Center. Info: 209-575-6196 & www.mjc.edu/instruction/sme/gvm/events.php
A new experience to enjoy is the world of Opera. If you have visited The Moon and Sixpence Music and Art House before then you know you will be delighted to something unique. January 6th is no different with the Opera Modesto’s Around the World in 80 minutes. From 3pm to 5pm, selections from across the world, ranging from folk to opera, will be performed in several languages. Tickets: $20. More info: www.facebook.com/moonhousemodesto/
Tradition and many layers of love go into a quilt, much like a growing community, quilting is evolving into an art form that continues to endure. Showcasing the centuries old craft and it’s modern artistry, the Modesto Quilt and Textile Arts Show returns to the Centre Plaza on January 19th and 20th with local quilters and more. In the past, several hundred quilts are on display for the two-day event. There will be plenty of things to do for attendees at this all ages event with demonstrations, vendors, raffles and so much more. Tickets: $8. Sat: 10am-5pm & Sun: 10am-4pm. Info: www.countrycrossroadsquilters.com/
A wonderful way to begin the year is laughing at a comedy show. One of the great things about Modesto is the great talent that emerges and returns to grace our local venues. Come out and support local by watching one of Modesto favorite comedians, Marcella Arguello in her performance at the Gallo Center on January 25th. Marcella gets real with her comedy and mixes her past, present and attitude in to her show, which appeals to everyone with a range of subjects including relationships, pop culture, politics, music and more. Info: www.galloarts.org
Happy New Year and welcome to 2019! Kisses, m.

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Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.