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.
5 Questions with Jim Christiansen by Monica Barber For much of the last decade it has been the status quo to move forward, boldly plunging into the depths of contemporary art in the forefront of community. One of many local talented artists, Jim Christiansen has proven that art offers boundless opportunities for ingenuity, narrative, […]
Love in Dead Silence Special Guest Writer Shannon Carmack Mize Center Stage Conservatory is what community theatre is all about. It is located in the basement theater of the City Center downtown on J street. You’ve probably passed the building hundreds of times without ever even thinking about what was going on inside. You can […]
Habitat for Humanity Stanislaus and Lowe’s team up for 10th annual National Women Build Week Modesto CA, (May 12th and 13th) – Habitat for Humanity Stanislaus, local businesses and community will work alongside Lowe’s volunteers and our construction crews for Habitat for Humanity’s 10th annual National Women Build Week, May 6-14. Habitat’s National Women Build […]
CommunityView: Beyer/Sylvan at the Lakes Community by Kathy Munoz, Community Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org) Modesto Neighborhoods Inc. makes Modesto better! Beyer/Sylvan at the Lakes is a new community that is a part of Modesto Neighborhoods Inc! The alliances in our city have worked many wonders as neighbors have joined to achieve their goals. Beyer/Sylvan at the Lakes […]
GreenView: 28th Annual Earth Day in the Park Festival Saturday, April 22nd, 10am-4pm, FREE community event Graceada Park, downtown Modesto, corners of Needham & Sycamore Earth Day is almost here and we are looking forward to sharing ideas on how we can Reduce-Reuse-Recycle-Compost at home, school and work. Residents all over Stanislaus County can […]
Lovely Spring! by Monica Barber It’s a lovely spring day filled with sprinkles of rain, and rays of sunshine in Downtown Modesto. As Ms. M gets the final punch on her Preservation Coffee card and her free drink, she realizes it doesn’t matter if you’re a townie or a visiting out-of-towner: getting a deal when […]
MetalView: 2017 Spring Meltdown by Eve Oberlander Modesto’s Sworn To The Black and Merced’s Cursed are on the bill for this year’s 2017 Spring Meltdown metal festival with headliners ORIGIN and Ghoul. There are plenty of 209 metal bands attending too, including Stockton’s Accidently Murdered and Symbolik and Sonora’s Echoes of the Forgotten. Other headliners […]
BluesView by Earl Matthews Hello everyone! I hope you are ready for a great month of music. Starting things out with something new to me is the Sierra Beer Train on April 1st with the Poorhouse Millionaires. The train leaves from Oakdale and heads up into the mountains for a 3 hour tour complete with […]
InterView: Paul Tischer and the MPA 50th By Chris Murphy “Paul Tischer” and “performing arts” are synonymous. From the annual performances of the Nutcracker, high school shows, to the elaborate stagings of the Modesto Performing Arts, to roles both on stage and off, Paul has been one of the guiding talents in a community […]
MAMAView: Create Your Future by Middagh Goodwin We often dwell on our accomplishments. I say instead of looking to the past and what you may have done, look at what you can create in the future. Build on the foundation that was previously established. Branch out and conquer new territories. We all find ourselves in […]
BrewView: Go Back in Time at Vintage Piano Lounge and Bar by Christopher Mitchell and Brandilyn Brown The view as you approach on Main Street. Prepare to be amazed! Being brewers ourselves, we are quite obsessed with the 1920’s culture and prohibition, and everything that went with it. The inclusion of women into the drinking […]
ChefView: Exciting Updates in Downtown Modesto! by Brandilyn Brown Photos by MJ Mangano Ralston’s Goat has a new Chef! Chef Gil Alfaro started At Ralston’s Goat in December, and they are very proud to have him. Chef Gil has been cooking over 20 years, and won first place at the Del Osso Farms BaconFest in […]
FitView Basketball Madness By Efren Martinez Last month, many of us enjoyed the March Madness basketball games on TV. What caught my attention was not so much the talent these players had but their endurance to be able to continually keep moving from one end of the basketball court to the other. In my neighborhood, […]
StarWarsView: May the 4th Be With You! This is a special day here in Modesto USA! This year is the 40th Anniversary of the release of the original Star Wars. May 25, 1977, was the day that changed modern film forever. From the opening theme and the rolling script, the world had a new lexicon of interstellar […]