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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BrewView: Go Back in Time at Vintage Piano Lounge and Bar

BrewView: Go Back in Time at Vintage Piano Lounge and Bar

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 […]

By April 1, 2017 Read More →
ChefView: Exciting Updates in Downtown Modesto at Ralston’s Goat and The Bayou

ChefView: Exciting Updates in Downtown Modesto at Ralston’s Goat and The Bayou

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 […]

By April 1, 2017 Read More →
FitView Basketball Madness

FitView Basketball Madness

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, […]

By April 1, 2017 Read More →
StarWarsView: May the 4th Be With You!

StarWarsView: May the 4th Be With You!

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 […]

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Art View: Open Artist Studio

Art View: Open Artist Studio

Art View: Open Artist Studio by Jim Christiansen April showers us with opportunities to visit Artists in their Studios, Art Showcases, Art Walk and Art Hops, and maybe an IRS refund to buy some art for the wall.  Stanislaus Artist Open Studio Tour is April 22 and 23.  55 artists showing art in 36 studio […]

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5 Questions with Creative Refuge

5 Questions with Creative Refuge

5 Questions with Creative Refuge by Monica Barber     Haylee White is a humanitarian photographer that lives in the Modesto Area, balances her time between local humanitarian causes, crafting jewelry & clothing and makes her way in the area documenting the beautiful people she meets and sharing candid portraits of them on her Facebook […]

By March 31, 2017 Read More →
Grape City Con the Adventure Continues

Grape City Con the Adventure Continues

Grape City Con Returns April 9th StocktonCon partners with United Way of San Joaquin and Salvation Army Lodi for a new Pop Culture Convention at the Lodi Grape Festival Grounds StocktonCon Events presents the Grape City Con, returning to the Lodi Grape Festival Grounds on Sunday, April 9th, 2017. The one-day pop culture convention will […]

By March 30, 2017 Read More →
WeddingView: The Century, Modesto’s Newest Downtown Venue

WeddingView: The Century, Modesto’s Newest Downtown Venue

by Brandilyn Brown of BrewView 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! […]

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, […]

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