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

Welcoming WALLS at Tri Chromatic Gallery

Welcoming WALLS at Tri Chromatic Gallery

Welcoming WALLS at Tri Chromatic Gallery By Monica Barber Modesto area art aficionados have eagerly been counting down the days until the soft opening of Tri Chromatic Gallery on January 20Th. Breaking down barriers, the inaugural experience, WALLS invites guests to participate in a silent auction of artwork and massage work and enjoy cocktails with […]

By January 17, 2017 Read More →
Turlock Comic Con

Turlock Comic Con

How many Pop Culture Conventions are too many? That answer has not been answered yet and fans hope that it never will be. On February 4th at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds, there will be the first annual Turlock Comic Con. The owner of Ziggy’s Video Game Exchange in Turlock is working on the event with […]

By January 17, 2017 Read More →
2017 NorCal Cosies Winners

2017 NorCal Cosies Winners

Fans of fun are the true winners when it comes to all the family friendly events that happen all over the area.  Flooding and heavy rain were in last weekend’s forecast but that couldn’t keep the fans, families and contestants away from the West Side Theatre in Newman on January 7th for the second annual […]

By January 13, 2017 Read More →
5 Questions with Patty Castillo Davis

5 Questions with Patty Castillo Davis

5 Questions with Patty Castillo Davis by Monica Barber   In a business known for being predominately male and quite difficult to navigate, singer-songwriter Patty Castillo Davis has made it look easy by managing, for many years over, to maintain not only the adoration of her family and fans but the admiration of her peer musicians, both […]

By January 8, 2017 Read More →
ChefView – Camp 4

ChefView – Camp 4

Chef View By Chris Murphy It is all about the lingering and the questions. A visit to Camp 4 is so much more than a culinary taste sensation, but a walk into a space both steeped in history at the same time pointing the way to the future. In a way, this place is a […]

By January 2, 2017 Read More →
NewmanView-The Cosies are Coming

NewmanView-The Cosies are Coming

NewmanView the Cosies are Coming Middagh Goodwin Northern California Second Annual Cosplay Award Show returns January 7th to the Historic West Side Theatre in downtown Newman CA. The NorCal Cosies encompass a mini pop culture convention during the day along with a red-carpet cosplay awards show. The Cosie-Con is Newman’s own Pop-Culture Convention. There will […]

By January 1, 2017 Read More →
The Reading “Twas The Night Before Christmas” at Santa HQ was a Success

The Reading “Twas The Night Before Christmas” at Santa HQ was a Success

The Stanislaus County Library, official Vintage Faire Mall Kids Club partner, read “Twas The Night Before Christmas” at Santa HQ Dec 15th.   Please Support your local library and literacy programs. Modesto Library Children’s Department, with 50+ Library Volunteers were present Santa HQ staff, including Santa himself read “Twas The Night Before Christmas” to local kids. […]

By December 19, 2016 Read More →
Vintage Faire Mall Welcomes Back Camp Taylor Gift Wrapping

Vintage Faire Mall Welcomes Back Camp Taylor Gift Wrapping

VINTAGE FAIRE MALL WELCOMES THE CAMP TAYLOR GIFT WRAPPING BOOTH Camp Taylor Gift Wrapping Brings Holiday Gifts to Life and Supports Great Cause WHAT:     Camp Taylor Gift Wrapping Booth arrives at Vintage Faire December 14th, 10 a.m. Gift Wrapping provided in a variety of styles, colors and sizes. Free 5×7 Photo Coupon to […]

By December 14, 2016 Read More →
Community View – Do Good for the Holidays

Community View – Do Good for the Holidays

Do Good for the Holidays By Maryann Spikes I am honored to know someone, who has next to nothing, who gave one of his few pairs of socks to a bare-footed elderly woman so she could put on a pair of donated shoes. Those who have less sure do seem to give more, don’t they? […]

By December 12, 2016 Read More →
5 Questions with Jordan Waters

5 Questions with Jordan Waters

5 Questions with Jordan Waters by Monica Barber It’s a late afternoon and there’s a crowd in the living room at the Queen Bean Coffee House. Always positively engaging Jordan Waters greets everyone in the room with a smile and a warm hug before turning his attention to suggest we go outside for a sit down. With an ageless energy and passion, Jordan Waters has been playing music for more than […]

By December 6, 2016 Read More →
BarView Do Good Manhattan East

BarView Do Good Manhattan East

BarView Do Good Manhattan East Kimoto Sake and Sushi’s take on the Manhattan is delicious! If you love drink interpretations, Kimoto is a great place to try an inspired twist on a classic beloved recipe. For their barrel-aged “Manhattan East”, they replace the dry vermouth with a dry sake, and they give a touch of […]

By December 1, 2016 Read More →
MAMAView Economics of Entertainment

MAMAView Economics of Entertainment

MAMAView Economics of Entertainment By Middagh Goodwin Modesto’s population is approximately 204,933 people. It is the 18th largest city in California. What does that ultimately mean? There are a lot of people living in and around Modesto. Statistics show that about 40% of what is spent locally is reinvested in the community. Remember that statistic. […]

By December 1, 2016 Read More →
BargainView: Happy Xmas

BargainView: Happy Xmas

BargainView: Happy Xmas by Monica Barber So this is Christmas… Another year is over and what have you done? The barista calls my order as John Lennon croons the eternal question over the airwaves.  This morning as Ms M sips her Americano she wonders where the year has gone. The streets are littered with autumn […]

By December 1, 2016 Read More →
BrewView: Tis’ the Season for Ales!

BrewView: Tis’ the Season for Ales!

BrewView: Tis’ the Season for Ales! by Brandilyn Brown & Christopher Mitchell   Here in sunny Central California, our winters are hardly rough. While some countries focus on Lagers this time of year, we tend to lean more towards Ales as our winter beer, because temperatures are mild and perfect for brewing (or drinking!) ales. […]

By December 1, 2016 Read More →
Songwriter View: December Departure

Songwriter View: December Departure

Songwriter View: December Departure By Patty Castillo Davis It is a highly exciting period of anticipation for the warmth of the holiday season and it is also the hour of reflection. The Modesto Music Scene has had a triumphant year full of new ventures and profound loss. Venues came and went, we saw the emergence […]

By December 1, 2016 Read More →