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BargainView – Season of Mellow

Season of Mellow

By Monica Barber

Summer might be the high season but Labor Day welcomes in that time of year that Keats called the ‘season of mists and mellow fruitfulness’. Ms. M throws a light sweater in her bag and plans her day around the cool weather. The temperature drop marks the turning of the leaves and the symphony of color about to descend upon our city. Much like the temperatures, the prices of summer drop and there’s plenty that will stretch your dollar.

The most extravagant event in Modesto returns for its 32nd year with everything delicious and mouthwatering that you can imagine eating! The Center for Human Services plays hosts to the Valley’s finest in cuisine and beverages at Edible Extravaganza on September 6th. Guests are delighted by music and entertainment in addition to samplings from local vendors for the cost of an evening out. All proceeds benefit the center for human services. 5pm-9pm. $50 Presale/$55 Door.

Lovers of street art and graffiti will enjoy local artist FASM’s Creative Battle 6 on September 7th at Chartreuse Muse on 10th Street between I and J streets. A part of the DOMO Fridays, the battle showcases 7 renowned street artists from around the globe to battle it out on a giant wall. From 6-10pm, the artists will be competing for a cash prize in addition to being the permanently featured muralist on the Chartreuse Muse. Come out and enjoy the free event. Selfie and tag yourself with the artwork. Call for info: 209-622-FASM.

One of the areas most anticipated events, the 11th Annual Modesto International Architectural and Design Week returns to Modesto September 16-22ndwith a plethora of special events and speakers. MADWEEK brings awareness of design and architecture to our community while celebrating design. Since 2008 the award-winning festival has boasted some of the most world’s most celebrated architects and attracted many visitors from around the globe. Event times:

Show a little pride in your community by gathering for PRIDE in the Park. The all ages event celebrating our local LGBTQ community takes places at John Thurman Field on September 22nd.With the price of admission enjoy the food, beverages, community resources and culture, entertainment and more. $5 entry, 12 and under are free. 1-8pm. More info:

Fall is a great time for improving your home and preparing for the cooler months. The Bi-Annual Modesto Home Improvement show is back September 28th-30th to showcase vendors with tips that range from gardening specialties to home improvement help for your new or existing homes. The family friendly event will also feature kid friendly activities, food and more. Tickets $5 or free on Facebook:

Have a fun falling back into Autumn! Kisses, m.

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