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BargainView: Welcome Back August!

BargainView: Welcome Back August!
By Monica Barber

The longest and warmest days of summer are upon us with the month of August. Ms M is enjoying a cooler day in town, sipping an iced tea on the Fuzio’s patio and listening to the sounds of summer. First time in a while, there is noise in the plaza and it is the most wonderful sound. If you want to step out and enjoy the summer here are some ways to play and save.

Give yourself a break from technology and connect with your neighbors. National Night Out is August 3th. From 6-9 pm, Modesto area residents across the nation are encouraged to go outside and spend time getting to know the neighbors in order to prevent crime in our community. Modesto neighborhoods have participated in this event in the past in various ways; some include block parties, barbeques, potlucks and cookouts while playing games. For more information on how to register your neighborhood event or how to organize in your area go to:

August 8th welcomes back one of the area’s favorite live events, Modstock at Graceada Park. The 11h annual free music festival kicks off at 10 am and rocks the day away until dusk. The event includes over 50 musical acts, including local favorites and all of the youth bands produced by VMI Rocks. Social distancing protocols may be in place and posted. Be safe, enjoy the music, food, art, crafts and plenty of family fun.

One of the most renowned events in the Modesto Area is the American Graffiti Festival and Car Show Parade. The 22nd annual festival cruises in August 20th and goes through the 22nd after a delay due to COVID-19. The classic car parade starts Friday, August 20th at 5:30 pm in downtown Modesto and continues up McHenry Avenue then circling back. The festival car show will be held at Modesto Municipal Golf Course, Saturday, August 21st and Sunday 22nd with a $10 entry fee for Adults and children ages 12 and older. There is no charge to view the parade. Info:

Bring your own instrument and join in the fun of a Drum Circle. On Saturday, August 28th, Drum Love will be hosting a drum circle in the MoRo Music Garden in front of the Gallo Center from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Because of Covid safety protocols, there will be minimal or no drums or percussion to use on-site. All are encouraged to bring their own or join in by chanting, singing or clapping. Additionally, there are built-in instruments in the garden that will be available for use. More info:

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