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Greetings from ModestoView | 11-14-2019

Greetings from ModestoView | 11-14-2019  
ModestoView News Letter

Greetings friends!

We are at the halfway point already.  Is your month going by as fast as mine is?  Right this minute, take out your calendar and make sure that you are plugging in these amazing local events into your schedule.  There really is something for everyone.  We are waiting for the winter weather with those raindrops,  but in the meantime, it is gorgeous.  Speaking of raindrops, they keep falling your head and you can hear the legendary BJ Thomas sing that song and many others at the Gallo Center tonight!  There are still some tix left.  There is a really cool stage performance at the Prospect Theatre called Christmas at Pemberly that will really impress you.   Speaking of Christmas, I and the ModestoView are celebrating Thanksgiving all the way through Thanksgiving.  AFTER that, we will switch our gears. Speaking of Thanksgiving, don’t forget to register for the annual MJC Turkey Trot in advance. There are a couple of ways that you can volunteer for Thanksgiving and we have ideas at  

The flavors of the Modesto Farmers Market are still amazing, the leaves are changing, and this is the time to make sure your gutters are clean and your heaters are all checked out.  Don’t wait until it’s too late.   If you haven’t read our complete November issue, you can click here to check it out at 

Hope to see you downtown this weekend for one of the cool local brunch scenes and check out the live music when you can  Abba Tribute at the State, Marilyn’s Ghost at Ninos and Vintage at the FruitYard and music on the patio at Ralston’s Goat.  Speaking of the Goat, Dave Dow’s Jam is now at the the Goat on Thursday evenings so get your instrument and get down and jam with the best local musicians. It is fun.   

FYI — Rockin Holiday is coming soon. Opening night and tree lighting is December 7 after the Modesto Candyland Holiday Parade.  Put that on your calendar.  See you out and about and don’t forget to say Hi.   –  Chris Murphy

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Thursday 7:30 BJ Thomas at Gallo Center for the Arts
Thurs/Sat-Sun 8 pm Jo Koy at The Bob Hope Theatre, Stockton 
Friday 7 pm Roman Guzman Roast at The Post
Fri-Sat 7:30 pm Christmas at Pemberley at Prospect Theater Project
Friday 9 pm Marilyn’s Ghost at Nino’s Place
Saturday 9 am Vintage at the Fruit Yard
Saturday 7:30 pm Terry Fator at Gallo Center for the Arts
Saturday 8 pm SuperTrooper at The State Theatre
Saturday 8 pm James Myers/Cody Woods at DoubleTree by Hilton
Sunday 3 pm Hot Club Faux Gitane at Congregation Beth Shalom

Friday 6 pm Pepa Pig at Bob Hope Theatre, Stockton
Saturday 7:30 James Gardner’s Johnny Cash at Turlock Community Theatre

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Making Things & Memories
By Chris Murphy

Making things and memories.
Now that we are in the world of all-digital streaming all the time and things craved are powered by batteries and are obsolete the day you get them, there is something kind of wrong about this. Not that we don’t love our technology, but there is nothing really special about a space grey digital device. You can’t make one at home, you can’t pass it down from generation to generation and it really doesn’t warm your heart like something homemade. Things that are made with care and wonderful experiences are the best gift you can give. Read More

MAMAView: Shop Small Buy Local

by Middagh Goodwin 

Shop Small Saturday is November 30th, and I encourage everyone to continue the trend and Buy Local Art and Music for all your Holiday Gifts. Your purchases will help to keep our arts community vibrant and healthy. I want to challenge everyone who reads the ModestoView to go to a new local show this month. That would be over 150,000 additional attendees. 150,000 supporting local musicians, restaurants, bars and venues. At an average of $5 per person that would come to a $750,000(over 9 million a year if done monthly) supporting local musicians and businesses. What an easy and fun way to create and build a vibrant arts community. Read More


By Chris Murphy

For over 30 years, the Costa Family and many volunteers have prepared a proper Thanksgiving dinner open to anyone in our community in need at Modesto Center Plaza. Whether on hard times, displaced or if one cannot afford a proper Thanksgiving, this is a wonderful meal you can share with your community. Read More To donate, please go to


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Thanks for reading, Middagh Goodwin, ModestoView Senior Editor.
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