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.

community

Open Possibilities: Tri-Chromatic Gallery opens the possibility of play in art

Open Possibilities: Tri-Chromatic Gallery opens the possibility of play in art

Open Possibilities: Tri-Chromatic Gallery opens the possibility of play in art by Monica Barber It’s hard to walk through the streets of Modesto these days without seeing an image of art. The Art community in Modesto has grown extensively in the last few years. The newest offering is Tri-Chromatic Gallery created by local artists Brook […]

By February 16, 2017 Read More →
Music Is  Love In Search of a Lyric

Music Is Love In Search of a Lyric

Music Is  Love In Search of a Lyric By Patty Castillo Davis Everyone loves a love story. Everyone is intrigued by romantic pairings in music. Pat Benetar and Neil Giraldo, Johnny and June, Elvis Costello and Diana Krall, Bruce Springsteen and Patty Scialfa- you get the picture. The local music scene is no different and […]

By February 13, 2017 Read More →
“Can’t Help Falling In Love” With Ub40 Legends Ali, Astro & Mickey At Stanislaus County Fair

“Can’t Help Falling In Love” With Ub40 Legends Ali, Astro & Mickey At Stanislaus County Fair

CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE’ WITH UB40 LEGENDS ALI, ASTRO & MICKEY AT STANISLAUS COUNTY FAIR Turlock, CA (February 9, 2017) — UB40 Legends Ali, Astro & Mickey bring their unique pop-reggae blend to Turlock for the 2017 Stanislaus County Fair. UB40 will be performing Saturday, July 15, 2017 at the Stanislaus County Fair on […]

By February 9, 2017 Read More →
Turlock Comic Con Great Success

Turlock Comic Con Great Success

Another Pop Culture Event? Some said there already were too many, that it couldn’t work in Turlock.  Attendance tells a different story and those who went will let you know, it worked and it worked well. The line stretched out and around the fairground for hours. An estimated 2500 people came out on what ended […]

By February 6, 2017 Read More →
Philip Johnson: Capturing a Moment

Philip Johnson: Capturing a Moment

Philip Johnson: Capturing a Moment By Summer Krafft Philip Johnson is one of the most humble and generous photographers in the Modesto area. Primarily a portrait photographer, it is not unusual for him to stop someone on the street or in a crowd and ask, “May I take your picture?” As he puts it, “The […]

By February 2, 2017 Read More →
5 Questions with Matt Davis

5 Questions with Matt Davis

5 Questions with Matt Davis  by Monica Barber     When Matt Davis relocated from Alaska a couple years ago he planned to sing his heart out and well he was only half right about that. Quickly finding true love and a balance for music he still has a big heart but it’s hardly run […]

By February 1, 2017 Read More →
A Love Affair With Music

A Love Affair With Music

By Patty Castillo Davis   My Valentine to you is wrapped in the familiar and that is what makes it tasty. Without going backwards and rehashing what we have lost in the way of venues and fresh modes to portray art, I would like to highlight a gem. Small. Precious. The Queen Bean has again […]

By February 1, 2017 Read More →
FitView: My Tandem Valentine

FitView: My Tandem Valentine

My Tandem Valentine by Efren Martinez It’s no secret that exercising with a friend can be more beneficial to one’s fitness than exercising solo. So why not invite your best friend to join you? For me, my best friend would happen to be my wife. When it comes to cycling one of us obviously has […]

By February 1, 2017 Read More →
CommunityView: Five Ways to Be Modesto’s Valentine

CommunityView: Five Ways to Be Modesto’s Valentine

  CommunityView: Five Ways to Be Modesto’s Valentine by MaryAnn Spikes   Sign up for a Love Modesto volunteer project at LoveModesto.com/april-8   April 8 Festivities begin at 8:00am on I & 10th Streets, right in front of the Gallo Center (NOT at your project location).   Free “Love Modesto” t-shirts given out to volunteers […]

By February 1, 2017 Read More →
RockabillyView: Rockabilly Riot

RockabillyView: Rockabilly Riot

RockabillyView: Rockabilly Riot Greasers SC Central California & Tony Trevino’s Barber Shop Present: Rockabilly Riot at Sweet Lu’s on Feb 19th, located at 3014 4th Street Ceres. Headlining is the Legendary Shack Shakers. I remember my first Legendary Shack Shaker show, opening for Reverend Horton Heat in San Francisco. Standing up-front waiting with anticipation for […]

By February 1, 2017 Read More →
Bargain View Fabulous February

Bargain View Fabulous February

Bargain View Fabulous February Everything about February is fabulous! Ms. M feels like everything is coming up roses and hearts for everyone as she finds herself window shopping in Mchenry Village. The stores have begun their transformation for Valentine’s Day and it reminds this doll that this it may be shortest month of the year but that makes it the perfect time to make it […]

By February 1, 2017 Read More →
StageView: Center Stage Conservatory Brings a Haunting New Season

StageView: Center Stage Conservatory Brings a Haunting New Season

StageView: Center Stage Conservatory Brings a Haunting New Season By Summer Krafft Photo Credit Jeffrey Truong Center Stage Conservatory will premiere the first play of their 2017 season, Shining City, opening February 10th at the Lower Level Studio at 948 11th Street. It is a different kind of ghost story, following a man through counseling […]

By February 1, 2017 Read More →
BrewView: The Brewins: Homebrewers Celebrate All Brews!

BrewView: The Brewins: Homebrewers Celebrate All Brews!

BrewView The Brewins: Homebrewers Celebrate All Brews! By Christopher Mitchell and Brandilyn Brown If you are interested in homebrew beer, cider, wine or mead, the Brewins HomeBrew Club is the place to be! Get out of the house and come hang out with a fun group of people, at various restaurants and locations around the […]

By February 1, 2017 Read More →
AllAgesView – What’s Curling?

AllAgesView – What’s Curling?

AllAgesView By Leia Johnson Over the winter holiday, I had the awesome opportunity to practice the Olympic sport of curling while in Lake Tahoe. It was such an interesting experience and inspired me to continue trying new and even unusual sports. I highly recommend looking out for clubs and events to expand your ‘game repertoire’. […]

By January 31, 2017 Read More →
Geekish Cast your source for all things Geeky

Geekish Cast your source for all things Geeky

I sat down recently with the man behind of the microphone of Modesto’s own pop culture podcast. I first became aware of the show in the spring of last year and even was a guest. Our BluesView writer Big Earl Mathews has been a guest on the show as well. MV-Ok, let’s get this interview […]

By January 30, 2017 Read More →