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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Graffiti Fun Coloring Book -FREE

Graffiti Fun Coloring Book -FREE

Hey Modesto Graffiti Fans, Here is a really fun way to celebrate Modesto’s American Graffiti Heritage and help teach the kids in our community how cool we are. We introduce to you Rodney, Tina, Chuck and many more of their friends as they get ready to go cruise.   This has all the fun of […]

By June 24, 2017 Read More →
Music in the Plaza

Music in the Plaza

Enjoy live downtown musical entertainment every Friday evening from July 7th through September 22nd! We invite you to join us for an outdoor concert in the 10th Street Plaza. Enjoy a broad range of musical entertainment. Music starts at 7. Come early for a good seat on the patio at Ralston’s Goat or Fuzio Universal […]

By June 20, 2017 Read More →
JET RED set to Rock the Plaza

JET RED set to Rock the Plaza

Every so often the planets align and this Friday, June 23rd that is just what is going to happen. Modesto’s own legendary Rock band JET RED will be performing at Music in the Plaza. Originally it was going to be Willie Hines and friends performing songs from Willies new album Letters to Maria along with originals […]

By June 19, 2017 Read More →
Celtic and Renaissance Faire to happen at Graceada Park

Celtic and Renaissance Faire to happen at Graceada Park

And now for something completely different.  Travel back in time and experience Modesto’s Celtic and Renaissance Festival happening in Graceada Park July 8th. It will be a day filled with family fun the likes Modesto is rarely treated to. Steam House Entertainment the folks who brought you Steam House Con and Modesto’s Classic Comic Con(happening again […]

By June 15, 2017 Read More →
5 Questions with Gillian Wegener

5 Questions with Gillian Wegener

5 Questions with Gillian Wegener By Monica Barber       As many poets in Modesto are tentatively trying to get their work out there, there is one person they are all fortunate to become acquainted with, Gillian Wegener. Wegener coordinates and is the co-founder of the Modesto-Stanislaus Poetry Center, MoST, has served as the […]

By June 7, 2017 Read More →
Kate Beckinsale, Val Kilmer Added To Wizard World Comic Con Sacramento Celebrity Roster, June 17-18

Kate Beckinsale, Val Kilmer Added To Wizard World Comic Con Sacramento Celebrity Roster, June 17-18

Kate Beckinsale, Val Kilmer Added To Wizard World Comic Con Sacramento Celebrity Roster, June 17-18 ‘Underworld, ‘Pearl Harbor’ Star, ‘Batman Forever,’ ‘Top Gun’ Headliner Set For Saturday–Sunday Appearance At Sacramento Convention Center SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 5, 2017 – Kate Beckinsale, star of such films as Underworld and Pearl Harbor, and Val Kilmer, standout in Batman […]

By June 5, 2017 Read More →
June 2017 BrewView: ChurchKey

June 2017 BrewView: ChurchKey

  When your favorite watering hole goes viral thanks to a TV cooking show guy, and you have grown weary of showing up for decent beer to find all tables are full, you pick up the ModestoView to find your new favorite place to quench your thirst. We try our best to inform you of […]

By June 1, 2017 Read More →
InterView – John Sanders – 2017 Legend of the Cruise

InterView – John Sanders – 2017 Legend of the Cruise

InterView By Chris Murphy John Sanders 2017 American Graffiti Car Show Parade Grand Marshall and Legend of the Cruise The spirit of American Graffiti in Modesto would not be alive today without John Sanders. John was part of Modesto’s beginning car culture in the 1950’s. Not only that, he has worked hard to continue the […]

By May 31, 2017 Read More →
HistoryView –  Save The Lions!

HistoryView – Save The Lions!

HistoryView: Save the 7th St Lions Publisher’s Note: ModestoView promotes planning for the future by respecting and celebrating the past. This month, we combine our Design View and HistoryView with an beautiful piece by Gavin Bruce. The 7th St Bridge is slated for demolition to be replaced with a basic structure, but we can still […]

By May 31, 2017 Read More →
AllAgesView – 50 Years Ago Today

AllAgesView – 50 Years Ago Today

AllAgesView By Leia Johnson It was 50 years ago today, Sergeant Pepper taught the band to play! The Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ is ranked by Rolling Stone Magazine as the #1 album of all time…and it’s birthday is June 1st 1967! In the spirit of retrospect, I will be spending my summer […]

By May 31, 2017 Read More →
PrideView – June is Pride Month Modesto

PrideView – June is Pride Month Modesto

Pride Month By: Jo Sisemore June is national Pride month! Join MoPRIDE, Inc. and the Central Valley Pride Center for our annual Pride in the Park on June 17th as we celebrate the past, present, and future of the Central Valley LGBTQ community. For the first time ever, Pride in the Park will be held […]

By May 31, 2017 Read More →
Modestination Proclamation

Modestination Proclamation

Modestination Proclamation “Be who you are and it will show the way…” Chris Murphy 2016 Oh yeah, pretty epic quote right? Branding is a very simple process. What is a brand? Why do we do it? What does it mean? It is quite simple really. Branding is taking the thing that is your soul, your […]

By May 22, 2017 Read More →
CommunityView – Orchard Park Alliance

CommunityView – Orchard Park Alliance

CommunityView: Orchard Park Neighborhood Alliance – then and now by Maryann Spikes, Alliance Chair Neighbors who live between Oakdale and Roselle, and between Floyd and Briggsmore, live within the Orchard Park Neighborhood Alliance boundaries. They may be one of almost 130 neighbors in Mike Casares’ Facebook group, Orchard Park Neighborhood, started up December of 2013, […]

By May 17, 2017 Read More →
PoetryView – Learning to Ride

PoetryView – Learning to Ride

Learning to Ride —Sam Pierstorff As a father, you never want to push your daughter away, but sometimes you have to like when she’s six years old and trying to ride a bike without training wheels for the first time, and you’re running as fast as you can behind her, one hand clenched to the […]

By May 2, 2017 Read More →
DesignView – Garbage Design: Modesto Invented Curbside Recycling

DesignView – Garbage Design: Modesto Invented Curbside Recycling

DesignView by Lee Davis, Founder, Modesto Design School Garbage Design: Modesto Invented Curbside Recycling The first Earth Day on April 22,1970, launched the modern environmental movement. It’s also a seminal day in Modesto’s design history. The first “Survival Walk” began that day with activists walking down the Central Valley, through Modesto. The six-week walk from […]

By May 2, 2017 Read More →