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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The New Persuasion Brewing BrewView

The New Persuasion Brewing BrewView

by Christopher Mitchell and Brandilyn Brown The Market at La Comisaria is THE best market in town if you love craft brew. For a prime example of craft beer, look no further than The Market. Light, dark, doesn’t matter. Ales, pilsners, hoppy IPAs, stouts, sours, you like it, they carry it. Try a new brand. […]

By December 1, 2018 Read More →
ComedyView: December

ComedyView: December

ComedyView By Felicia Aleman Hello, hello, hello. It’s December already. I can’t be the only one trying to figure out where the year went. It seems like summer just ended and threw us into winter. Did we even have fall? Who’s the fat guy in red? We couldn’t possibly be ready for holidays yet, right? […]

By November 30, 2018 Read More →
Unplugged View: Swan Songs

Unplugged View: Swan Songs

Unplugged View: Swan Songs by Aaron Rowan Nobody has ever yelled “Freebird!” at one of my listening concerts. And that’s just the way I like it. The Modesto Unplugged live music series divides its programming between beautiful originals and re-imaginings of traditional folk tunes from all regions of the globe. The slate is full of […]

By November 30, 2018 Read More →
The Power of the Purse

The Power of the Purse

The Power of the Purse By Middagh Goodwin Modesto’s population is approximately 212,175; it is the 18th largest city in California. What does that ultimately mean? There are a lot of people living in and around Modesto. Statistically, about 68% of what you spend locally is invested back into the community. Remember that statistic. Independent […]

By November 29, 2018 Read More →
Never Letting Go

Never Letting Go

Never Letting Go  by Dave Storm Far beyond the smoke and the haze. In the midst of the fire and the flames. Go our prayers for the lives that they save. For the ones, with their lives, that they gave. For the love that is selfless of blame. Because saving lives, is no game. It’s […]

By November 21, 2018 Read More →
Community Hospice Celebrates National Hospice and Palliative Care Month

Community Hospice Celebrates National Hospice and Palliative Care Month

Community Hospice Celebrates National Hospice and Palliative Care Month and Expansion of Services to Include Community-Based Palliative Care Program November is a month of many celebrations, including National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. For Community Hospice, it is a time we share our gratitude with those that are important to us, our patients and families, […]

By November 19, 2018 Read More →
MJC Turkey Trot

MJC Turkey Trot

A Turkey Trot Blessing A long-awaited Thanksgiving tradition is upon us, MJC’s Turkey Trot. This happens Thanksgiving morning rain or shine, hopefully, rain. Yes, rain is forecasted for our Thanksgiving holiday and in my mind, I couldn’t be more grateful for that. Although some might think rain isn’t the best conditions to run in, I […]

By November 19, 2018 Read More →
World Premiere of Her Body and the Fall

World Premiere of Her Body and the Fall

Center Stage Conservatory presents the world premiere of Her Body and The Fall written by Summer Krafft and Directed by David Barbaree Her Body and the Fall, a brand new work tells the story of inherited trauma from a man born in the occupation in World War II and how that impacts his young daughter […]

By November 15, 2018 Read More →
All Ages View – Heading to the Ice Rink

All Ages View – Heading to the Ice Rink

AllAgesView By Sofia Johnson California Dreamin’ by The Mama’s & The Papas as well as We’re Gonna be Friends by White Stripes have been on constant repeat for me this fall. It is also Scorpio season! Scorpios are best known for their passion and their love for longtime friends. And what is more appropriate as […]

By November 15, 2018 Read More →
ZenView

ZenView

ZenView By Mary Layton Faith It’s good to have faith. People who go to church on a regular basis or are devoted to a spiritual practice, when faced with difficult or painful situations, can fall back on faith as a source of comfort and peace. They are not thrown off by struggles and worries; they […]

By November 15, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
American Heritage Scholarship

American Heritage Scholarship

American Heritage Scholarship Program Focuses on the Constitutionality of the Right to Bear Arms Essay Contest Winners to be Honored on Tuesday, November 27  This fall, 317 high school juniors and seniors from throughout the county participated in the American Heritage Scholarship Series essay contest, a competition sponsored by The Modesto Bee, in partnership with […]

By November 15, 2018 Read More →
Poinsettia Fundraiser

Poinsettia Fundraiser

The Parent Resource Center will hold its 22nd Annual Poinsettia Fundraiser.  Florist quality red and pink poinsettias are available for purchase by phone or online.  The fundraiser benefits the non-profit child abuse prevention agency. Details below and in the attached news release. Decorate with holiday plants and help local families 22nd annual poinsettia sale benefits child […]

By November 14, 2018 Read More →
UnpluggedView: An Offering You Can’t Refuse

UnpluggedView: An Offering You Can’t Refuse

Unplugged View by Aaron Rowan An Offering You Can’t Refuse I spent a month trying the keto diet over the Summer after a friend got me curious about it. High fat, no bread, no sugar. It works! But everything is upside down when you’re on this diet. For instance, you have to take the gun and […]

By November 14, 2018 Read More →
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 14, 2018 Read More →
SongwriterView: Table of Plenty

SongwriterView: Table of Plenty

  SONGWRITER VIEW Table of Plenty By Patty Castillo Davis It’s giving time. Time to be mindful about what you say, how you model positivity, what you have and about how you can fill the void in others’ universe. Our community is abundant with opportunities to be fulfilled culturally, artistically and leading by example to […]

By November 14, 2018 Read More →