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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ComedyView: Happy Fall

ComedyView: Happy Fall

ComedyView: Happy Fall by Felicia Aleman Hello, hello, hello. Congratulations to Serena Gamboa–the Spicy Latina–for her win at the 2018 Modesto Area Music Awards (MAMA) for Best Comedy. Serena was born and raised in Modesto and has been performing and producing shows for five years. She was raised by her dad, an ex-Marine/ex-cop, so she has […]

By November 2, 2018 Read More →
BargainView: Lots to be Thankful for!

BargainView: Lots to be Thankful for!

by Monica Barber The afternoon sky is a mix of sun and clouds as this day lights up with color. It’s on the trees, the flowers and in the leaves strewn across the ground. Ms. M finds herself fortunate enough to be able to enjoy to soak up the colors during this season preparing for […]

By November 1, 2018 Read More →
Salida Library host Fanfiction contest.

Salida Library host Fanfiction contest.

Nick W. Blom Salida Regional Library to host fanfiction contest for teens Local library to offer teens a chance to celebrate NanNoWriMo, with a twist   As writers from around the world celebrate National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) this November, the Nick W. Blom Salida Regional Library is encouraging local teens to take on a […]

By October 31, 2018 Read More →
GEEKView: Central Valley Con

GEEKView: Central Valley Con

GEEKView: Central Valley Con By Middagh Goodwin There are a ton of Pop Culture Conventions, actually just about every weekend in Northern California. Sometimes it is hard to choose which one to choose. For a one day Convention, you cannot beat Central Valley Con. With so many options for an event to be successful, one […]

By October 29, 2018 Read More →
Opera Modesto 35th Anniversary Concert Gala

Opera Modesto 35th Anniversary Concert Gala

Opera Modesto’s 35th Anniversary Concert on October 28th includes 21 teens from the Summer Opera Institute, a summer program of the new Townsend Opera Program (TOP) for Young Artists. They spent an intensive two weeks this past summer in voice lessons, performing techniques, language lessons and more. The culmination of their efforts was a concert […]

By October 19, 2018 Read More →
GeekView Attends Modesto’s SpookyCon

GeekView Attends Modesto’s SpookyCon

GeekView Attends Modesto’s SpookyCon by Alan Falconer Among the fun haunts and frights that took place through the Halloween season last month, The Clarion Inn on Sisk in Modesto played host on October 14th to Spooky Con, a convention that featured artists, entertainers, and vendors from near and far in celebration of all things horror. […]

By October 18, 2018 Read More →
WeddingView: The Century and Nine3One

WeddingView: The Century and Nine3One

by Brandilyn Brown BrewView attended the open house for Nine3One, the newest room of Modesto’s premier event venue, The Century. It’s an all-inclusive venue on 10th Street (heart of downtown), for weddings, reunions, graduation parties, meetings, you-name-it, they’ve got you covered. You need tables, cloths, flowers AND food? Done. You need bartenders, a DJ AND […]

By October 11, 2018 Read More →
Costume Halloween Events at Public Libraries

Costume Halloween Events at Public Libraries

Costumed Halloween events to take place at Stanislaus County Libraries Local libraries to give community members fun, free options for celebrating the Halloween season  Several Stanislaus County Libraries are giving children and their families an opportunity to dress up as their favorite characters as part of their Halloween celebrations this October, beginning with the Turlock […]

By October 10, 2018 Read More →
ComedyView: Laughs are Getting Stronger

ComedyView: Laughs are Getting Stronger

ComedyView: Laughs are Getting Stronger By Felicia Aleman Hello, hello, hello. It’s my View-a-versary! One year ago I started writing the Comedy View column. Thanks to all five of you for reading. Send cake. October = MAMA’s. During a lapse of judgement, I asked the comic MAMAnees why they should win. Taylor Evans: I want to show other crappy comics like […]

By October 6, 2018 Read More →
MetalView: Hauntings in October

MetalView: Hauntings in October

Greetings Metal Heads and aspiring Metal Heads! My name is Brent Terry, and I will be your gracious tour guide through the ever-changing world of the Modesto Metal Scene. I have been a proud member of the community for a number of years, and even though some of you may not know my name, face, […]

By October 6, 2018 Read More →
Interview  MAMA Lifetime

Interview MAMA Lifetime

InterView By Chris Murphy Steve Ashman MAMA Award winner and Community Advocate It is so great when people that excel in one field and then use their talents, fame and skills to do great works in their community. One local organization is so very fortunate to have one such person, Steve Ashman. Steve is the […]

By October 4, 2018 Read More →
AllAgesView – Ready to BOO!

AllAgesView – Ready to BOO!

AllAgesView By Sofia Johnson October is here along with one of my favorite childhood traditions… BOOing! BOOing is sort of a Halloween version of doorbell ditching, but there’s a twist. You prepare a basket of small gifts and candies on the porch, along with a BOO poem and instructions. If you are BOOed it’s your […]

By October 4, 2018 Read More →
ZenView – The Journey

ZenView – The Journey

ZenView By Mary Layton The Journey There’s a famous Chinese saying : The journey of ten thousand miles starts with the first step. I wish I could paint or draw. But because I want to paint as good as Picasso I won’t even start. Now, if I would just start with a single, easy step, […]

By October 4, 2018 Read More →
The Sampler in Review

The Sampler in Review

Sampling the Sampler By Efren Martinez The 18th Annual Downtown Modesto Sampler was a real treat. You might even say it was something like “Trick or Treating”. As my wife and I visited close to 20 of the 30 participating restaurants and cafes I found myself reminiscing and comparing it to Halloween from my youth. […]

By October 4, 2018 Read More →
BluesView: October Nights

BluesView: October Nights

BluesView: October Nights By Earl Matthews Kicking things off this month is the downtown Sampler, there will be bands all over downtown and samples on offering for one ticket price Oct 2nd. On the 3rd my Big Earl’s Blues Jam at Fired Up Grill in Ceres, Bring your axe and sit in with the band […]

By October 2, 2018 Read More →