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

BluesView: Cool March Gigs

BluesView: Cool March Gigs

BluesView: Cool March Gigs By Earl Matthews Hello everyone. March is here and there are lots of options so let hit some highlights. On the 2nd you have 4 cool shows to check out Voodoo Killer at the Brave Bull if you like Blues Rock. Tony and the Tuff TImes at Barkin’ Dog if you […]

By February 27, 2019 Read More →
MJC presents Sam Pierstorff in Positive People Speaker Series

MJC presents Sam Pierstorff in Positive People Speaker Series

MJC presents Sam Pierstorff in Positive People Speaker Series (Modesto, CA) – Sam Pierstorff, professor of English at MJC and former Poet Laureate for the City of Modesto, is the final spring semester presenter for MJC’s Positive People Speaker Series.  The free, public presentation is Thursday, March 7, at 7 p.m. in the Mary Stuart Rogers Student Learning […]

By February 22, 2019 Read More →
African American Educational Conference offered February 23 at MJC 

African American Educational Conference offered February 23 at MJC 

African American Educational Conference offered February 23 at MJC  (Modesto, CA)  The Modesto Junior College African American Education Conference is scheduled for Saturday, February 23, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Mary Stuart Rogers Student Learning Center on West Campus, 2201 Blue Gum Avenue, Modesto.  The free conference is for students ages 13 […]

By February 11, 2019 Read More →
UnpluggedView: Opera Uma Uma Opera

UnpluggedView: Opera Uma Uma Opera

Unplugged View by Aaron Rowan Opera, Uma. Uma, Opera. “Opera is like watching the Kardashians, but with better music.” That’s how my dear friend Hillari DeSchane once described this art form rife with absurdity and intrigue. Hillari is Modesto Unplugged’s renaissance-woman-in-residence: opera lover, historical pet mystery author, and member of Modesto’s ‘Becoming Jane Austen’ book […]

By February 3, 2019 Read More →
GeekView: Love is Warhammer

GeekView: Love is Warhammer

Love is Warhammer by Alan Falconer One of the great things about being a geek in Modesto is the community itself, which has steadily grown over the years and shows no signs of stopping. We have the relatively new presence of various nerd-themed stores to thank for becoming hubs for geeks to get together, discuss […]

By February 3, 2019 Read More →
BluesView: February is looking Great

BluesView: February is looking Great

BluesView: February is looking great By Earl Matthews Hello everyone. I hope you are all having a great year so far. January was a little bleak but February is looking great for blues so let’s talk about the shows coming this month. On the 2nd and in fact, every Saturday in February you can catch […]

By January 31, 2019 Read More →
Hackathon Shows Central Valley is Tech Savvy

Hackathon Shows Central Valley is Tech Savvy

Hackathon Shows Central Valley is Tech Savvy By Middagh Goodwin It is so great to see so many tech-savvy young coders in the Central Valley. Valley Hackathon took place over a 24 hour period on January 25th and 26th at ValleyWorx here in Modesto. Over 200 people came out this year to test their coding skills or support this event. […]

By January 28, 2019 Read More →
CVHCC reaches membership goal

CVHCC reaches membership goal

Congratulations CVHCC for reaching your membership goal and membership retention. Central Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Christine Schweininger, CEO and Board are proud to announce that CVHCC has reached their milestone membership goal through determination and hard work. We would like to thank Stanislaus County businesses for their support and commitment to the Chamber. Over […]

By January 25, 2019 Read More →
Go Modesto- Valley Hackathon Jan 25&26

Go Modesto- Valley Hackathon Jan 25&26

Go Modesto Valley Hackathon Are you ready for the next generation of hotrod coding. The Valley Hackathon has teams of coders developingin a design sprint-like event in which computer programmers and others involved in software development, collaborate intensively on software projects. Occasionally, there is a hardware component as well. Hackathons typically last between a day […]

By January 23, 2019 Read More →
Interview – Phillip Lan – Tech for Modesto’s Future

Interview – Phillip Lan – Tech for Modesto’s Future

InterView By Chris Murphy Phillip Lan – Bay Valley Tech and Valleyworx Many times when you hear Modesto described in the national news, it is often prefaced with “sleepy farming town”. We all know that’s not even close. We are getting better, being referenced as the Home of American Graffiti and George Lucas and the […]

By January 23, 2019 Read More →
SacAnime: A Great Geeky Start to the New Year

SacAnime: A Great Geeky Start to the New Year

SacAnime: A Great Geeky Start to the New Year by Alan Falconer Happy New Year! Geeks in Modesto and the surrounding area know all too well of the drought after the holidays, where it seems like there’s nothing to do or look forward to in the near future. But if you can make it up […]

By January 21, 2019 Read More →
Community Hospice and Stanislaus Aging & Veteran Services partner to host the 3rd Annual Stanislaus County Caregiver Resource Fair 

Community Hospice and Stanislaus Aging & Veteran Services partner to host the 3rd Annual Stanislaus County Caregiver Resource Fair 

Community Hospice and Stanislaus Aging & Veteran Services partner to host the 3rd Annual Stanislaus County Caregiver Resource Fair  Hosted by Community Hospice and Stanislaus County Aging & Veteran Services, the 3rd Annual Stanislaus County Caregiver Resource Fair will be held at the Stanislaus Veterans Center on Saturday, March 30, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., featuring […]

By January 18, 2019 Read More →
Clay Walker is coming back to the Fair

Clay Walker is coming back to the Fair

“FALL” FOR CLAY WALKER AT THE STANISLAUS COUNTY FAIR! Turlock, CA (January 17, 2019) – Clay Walker will take the stage at the 2019 Stanislaus County Fair this summer.             The amazing country artist, Clay Walker will perform on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at the Stanislaus County Fair. Walker will appear on the Variety Free Stage at 8:30 p.m. The […]

By January 17, 2019 Read More →
Eye Health Focus on Diabetic Retinopathy

Eye Health Focus on Diabetic Retinopathy

Eye Health Focus on Diabetic Retinopathy By David Border, OD   At my private optometry practice, located inside the Ceres Walmart, lots of patients worry about their vision getting worse. Maybe they have a family member that has lost vision and they wonder if they will have the same fate. When it comes to prescribing […]

By January 16, 2019 Read More →
Go Modesto –  Women’s March – January 19

Go Modesto – Women’s March – January 19

In solidarity with women’s marches all over the country – let’s join and march with our sisters in Modesto! We will meet at the Starbucks near the rally spot at 9:45 a.m. so we can find each other. There will then be a one hour rally that will start at 10:00 a.m. on the corner […]

By January 13, 2019 Read More →