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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5 Questions with Mattéa Overstreet

5 Questions with Mattéa Overstreet

5 Questions with Mattéa Overstreet By Monica Barber Mattéa Overstreet’s soothing voice and songs are loved by many fans in the Central Valley and growing in numbers every day, but she seems to have a very quiet and earthly presence to herself and her life out of the spotlight. Mattéa is foremost a singer and […]

By December 14, 2017 Read More →
Macy’s Doubles Donation On “National Believe Day” at Vintage Faire Mall

Macy’s Doubles Donation On “National Believe Day” at Vintage Faire Mall

MACY’S DOUBLES DONATION ON NATIONAL BELIEVE DAY TO BENEFIT MAKE-A-WISH® Local Wish Child will Lead High School Marching Band as They Deliver more than 5,000 Letters! Each letter to Santa collected in-store or submitted online is worth $2 on Friday, Dec. 8 This year, Macy’s Believe campaign invites “Believers” of all ages to bring their […]

By December 6, 2017 Read More →
Support Local Artists

Support Local Artists

MAMAView: Support Local Artists by Middagh Goodwin Buy Local Saturday was November 25th but I encourage everyone to continue the trend and Buy Local Art and Music for all your Holiday Gifts. Your purchases will help to keep your arts community vibrant and healthy. So many of our area musicians have upped their merch game with […]

By December 6, 2017 Read More →
A Little Bird Told Me

A Little Bird Told Me

UnpluggedView by Aaron Rowan A Little Bird Told Me So there I was, helping load gear into the moon-house for a concert, when a hawk swooped down in pursuit of a pigeon. The pigeon crashed into the window right next to the door, not a foot from where I stood, and then flew into the […]

By December 6, 2017 Read More →
SongwriterView: Finale

SongwriterView: Finale

SongwriterView: FINALE By Patty Castillo Davis December signals the end. Celebrates the history made. Mourns the absence. It has been a year of tremendous accomplishment and loss in our community. On the other side, we can look ahead to the new venues finding the formulas that work for them, freshman artists getting polished, veteran entertainers […]

By December 6, 2017 Read More →
Rockin’ Holiday Thanks You!

Rockin’ Holiday Thanks You!

Rockin Holiday Thanks You! By Chris Murphy This wonderful community effort to bring back the retro day’s of holidays past and connect them to our future would not be possible with out the gracious, creative and dedicated sponsors to bring these crazy ideas to life.   Thanks to these amazing local business that believe that living […]

By December 4, 2017 Read More →
MetalView Remembering Abe

MetalView Remembering Abe

Remembering Abraham Guerrero By Eve Oberlander We lost a son, a brother, a husband, a friend and a part of the Modesto Metal scene on the evening of November 6th, 2017. Gone but never forgotten, Abe was a part of our metal family, hailing from Los Banos. He leaves behind a wife, our beautiful brutal […]

By December 2, 2017 Read More →
ComedyView Pod Casts

ComedyView Pod Casts

ComedyView by Felicia Aleman Hello, hello, hello. There are bells to be jingled, halls to be decked and toes to be mistle-ed.  So you ask “How can I enjoy fabulous local comedy when I’m so busy?”  PODCASTS!  Listen to podcasts anytime online and get to know your local comics from the privacy of your own […]

By December 2, 2017 Read More →
BluesView Winters Blues

BluesView Winters Blues

Winters Blues By Earl Matthews Hello, friends, the Holidays are here and I’m sure we could all use some good cheer. I recommend you take yourself out for a nice night of music, here are my suggestions for you blues lovers out there. Kickoff your month with a great night at the Knights Ferry Saloon […]

By December 2, 2017 Read More →
BrewView: Apres Skate

BrewView: Apres Skate

BrewView: Apres Skate by Brandilyn Brown and Christopher Mitchell Just like ice cream, we truly encourage the consumption of alcohol year-round, not just when it’s hot outside. Just because it is winter doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a relaxing libation! In fact, we have done all the hard work for you, and are bringing you […]

By December 1, 2017 Read More →
BargainView: The Holiday’s don’t have to be expensive!

BargainView: The Holiday’s don’t have to be expensive!

  Watching the winter fog rolls in this evening, makes Ms. M question, “Where did 2017 go?” and smile. I hope it’s been as good to you as it has been to moi. The holidays bring home the friends and family we haven’t seen most of the year and it’s wonderful to share all our […]

By December 1, 2017 Read More →
GeekView Star Wars and Central Valley Con

GeekView Star Wars and Central Valley Con

GeekView-Star Wars by Middagh Goodwin The last few years I know I am not the only one that has been excited for the year to come to an end. Not because of New Years Eve Parties or Festivus but because there will be a new Star Wars release. Here in Modesto #homeofStarWars we do it […]

By November 25, 2017 Read More →
Gifts for Geeks

Gifts for Geeks

5 Spots to Buy Geeky Gifts in Modesto Geek is the New Sheek. Do you or your children love the resurgence of Comic Books? Does your fix need to be satiated more often then Area Conventions can provide? Well, check out some of Modesto’s Comic and Gaming Stores. Bonanza Books and Comics 2308 McHenry Ave-Modesto’s oldest […]

By November 16, 2017 Read More →
BluesView Blues in Full Swing

BluesView Blues in Full Swing

BluesView by Earl Matthews Hello everybody Fall is in full swing and we are gearing up for the holidays. This month I am trying something new and I hope you will come down and check it out. Starting on November 1st and again on the 15th, I’m putting on a show that we are calling […]

By November 12, 2017 Read More →
Music Appreciation

Music Appreciation

2017 November Songwriter View  Music Appreciation By Patty Castillo Davis Every night of the week there is live music offered in and around the valley. Every season there are more concerts and festivals to be attended than you have the time or the funds for. Every Summer when it comes time to consider nominees for […]

By November 12, 2017 Read More →