Community

Modesto is our town. There are tons of things that make it great. There are a bunch of things that we can do to make it better. We can volunteer, help others, give ideas, talk a lot, gather together, get a new job and a variety of things. We try to make it easier to find some community resources to make life better and more fun.

When a friend comes up to you and complains, “I would really like to volunteer, but I don’t know where to go”, you have a snappy answer. Here are some organizations that really need help. Whether you have time, money, ideas or all of the above, please contact these organizations and help our community. Every project, no matter how small will have a positive impact. There are so many things in Modesto that make our community great. This page has a variety of resources to help make you aware of things that we all can do in our city. Here are some main issues that you need to know.

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WeddingView: The Century, Modesto’s Newest Downtown Venue

WeddingView: The Century, Modesto’s Newest Downtown Venue

It’s spring, and you know what that means! Oh, yes, warm weather and hummingbirds and new wildflowers but also wedding season is approaching! Did you know June is the busiest time for weddings in the Central Valley? If your wedding is this June you are quickly running out of time! Good thing we are here […]

By March 22, 2017 Read More →
2017 Stanislaus Artist Open Studio Tour April 22-23

2017 Stanislaus Artist Open Studio Tour April 22-23

2017 Stanislaus Artist Open Studio Tour by Guest ViewCrew The 2017 Stanislaus Artist Open Studio weekend is April 22 and 23.  Tour will feature 55 artists in 36studio locations in Modesto, Turlock and Oakdale.  Entry to visit the artists is purchase of the $10 Stanislaus Artist Open Studio map booklet, available at the Mistlin Gallery, […]

By March 20, 2017 Read More →
H.O.S.T House in association with Red Dragonfly Productions presents Comedy Benefit for H.O.S.T. House (Helping Others Sleep Tonight)

H.O.S.T House in association with Red Dragonfly Productions presents Comedy Benefit for H.O.S.T. House (Helping Others Sleep Tonight)

H.O.S.T House in association with Red Dragonfly Productions presents H.O.S.T. House Comedy Night Comedy Benefit for H.O.S.T. House (Helping Others Sleep Tonight) Starring Dennis Regan Friday, April 14, 2016 8pm Federated Church Fellowship Hall 45 S. El Circulo Avenue Patterson, CA 95363 $15/advance and $20/door General Admission Doors 7pm Tickets: (800)838-3006 or HostHouseComedyNight.com   Smart […]

By March 20, 2017 Read More →
Laura Dickinson-Turner for Prospect Theater Project

Laura Dickinson-Turner for Prospect Theater Project

Laura Dickinson-Turner for Prospect Theater Project By Summer Krafft Laura Dickinson-Turner is a local actor, director, educator, and the General Manager of Prospect Theater Project’s 2016-2017 season. Her work with Prospect began in 2010 when she was cast in Beyond Therapy. Since then, she’s continued her involvement with PTP in multiple capacities. In addition to […]

By March 17, 2017 Read More →
ZenView – Simplicity

ZenView – Simplicity

ZenView By Mary Layton Simplicity From a Zen point of view simplicity is an important aspect on the road to peace and serenity. The idea is that the simpler your surroundings, the simpler and calmer your mind will be. If you are a serious Zen Buddhist you will shave your head, regardless whether you are […]

By March 2, 2017 Read More →
Design View – Awesome Inclusive Design

Design View – Awesome Inclusive Design

DesignView by Lee Davis, Founder, Modesto Design School Modesto’s awesome, socially-inclusive design In 1905, Modesto inventor Joseph C. Dana filed a patent application for “a writing-guide designed for use by blind persons.”This may be Modesto’s earliest example of “accessible design,” “inclusive design” or “universal design,” i.e., the design of experiences, places and products usable by […]

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AllAgesView – Stellar March

AllAgesView – Stellar March

AllAgesView By Leia Johnson The past month has been absolute mayhem, some school days lasting up to 15 hours for me! Despite my love for sleep, I have gladly spent morning to evening at Downey to ensure my involvement in the arts programs. My two main extracurricular focuses this year are theatre and film. I’m […]

By March 2, 2017 Read More →
Downtown Modesto Champion – Jeffrey Newberry

Downtown Modesto Champion – Jeffrey Newberry

ModestoView Downtown Champion Jeffrey Newberry For over 26 years, you have seen Jeffrey Newberry, keeping the downtown streets spiffed up, posters in the windows, scrubbing tagging off of walls, gathering signatures for street closures, weeding and overall just being a great Downtown Modesto ambassador. You have seen him, caring for one of the flower pots, […]

By March 2, 2017 Read More →
LeadershipView – Intersection of Art

LeadershipView – Intersection of Art

LeadershipView By Dezaree Seeds, MBA INTERSECTION OF ART Every year the Modesto Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Modesto Program not only identifies, educates and motivates potential community leaders; but also requires its participants to volunteer their time to identify and complete a service project that will have a positive impact in the Community. The Leadership Modesto […]

By March 2, 2017 Read More →
Love Modesto – April 8

Love Modesto – April 8

Love Modesto – April 8 You know we Love Modesto here at ModestoView. There is so much we can all do together here in our community when we are a big team. Modesto is great because we all get together and we volunteer. Modesto is only as good as we make it so grab your […]

By March 2, 2017 Read More →
BIG VIEW – Journalism 101

BIG VIEW – Journalism 101

The BigView By Chris Murphy Who? What? Where? When? Why? and How? I love newspapers. I always have. I have them delivered to my home daily. In addition to the papers, I scan all of the feeds to keep me up on current events, and I really try to educate myself on all of the […]

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H.O.S.T. House brings laughter and warmth to those who need it

H.O.S.T. House brings laughter and warmth to those who need it

H.O.S.T House in association with Red Dragonfly Productions presents H.O.S.T. House Comedy Night Comedy Benefit for H.O.S.T. House (Helping Others Sleep Tonight) Starring Don Friesen with Liz Grant Friday, March 24, 2016, 8 pm Federated Church Fellowship Hall 45 S. El Circulo Avenue Patterson, CA 95363 $15/advance and $20/door General Admission Doors 30 minutes before […]

By March 2, 2017 Read More →
Cosplay Award Show to Make a Splash at StocktonCon

Cosplay Award Show to Make a Splash at StocktonCon

StocktonCon and the NorCal Cosies are teaming up to bring you The Cosies at StocktonCon. California’s only Red Carpet Cosplay Awards show is expanding its reach by joining forces with StocktonCon to bring San Joaquin County/East Bay their very own Cosplay Awards Show. Over the last five years, StocktonCon has grown not just in attendance […]

By March 1, 2017 Read More →
CommunityView La Loma Neighborhood

CommunityView La Loma Neighborhood

CommunityView by Rhonda Allen   La Loma Neighborhood has been fortunate to have many involved neighbors working together on a variety of projects to improve the neighborhood. Thanks to the handiwork of Doug Highiet, new La Loma signs will soon be placed in the roundabouts to dress up the neighborhood entrances. The signs are metal […]

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FitView: InterView of Enrique Montano

FitView: InterView of Enrique Montano

FitView: InterView of Enrique Montano In respect to both sports, between football and soccer, the game of soccer burns far more aerobic calories per game. According to livestrong.com, “Soccer requires tremendous cardiovascular endurance, as players must engage in 90 minutes of jogging, striding, running and sprinting. American football requires explosive strength every 20 to 40 […]

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