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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Voice of the March SongwriterView

Voice of the March SongwriterView

Voice of the March By Patty Castillo Davis There has been a direct and indirect resurgence of fire and a sense of rebellion in music. Does political music still exist? Protest songs in their most traditional form are flourishing. Songs of truth. Songs of Solution. If one good thing came out of the U.S. election-it […]

Pig Out This St. Patrick’s Day At Twisted Pig

Pig Out This St. Patrick’s Day At Twisted Pig

Pig Out This St. Patrick’s Day! By Brandilyn Brown With a name like “Twisted Pig”, you would expect pork on the menu every day of the year at this restaurant, and 364 days of the year you’re right. But on St. Patrick’s Day, Corned beef is front and center, ruling this roost. Friday March 17th, […]

By March 1, 2017 Read More →
March BluesView

March BluesView

Hello everyone! I hope you all fared the February storms well. March is upon us and with it hopefully spring. So let’s get down to business and talk about all the fun we are going to have. I, along with the other members of the Poorhouse Millionaires, are taking off for Santa Cruz on the […]

By March 1, 2017 Read More →
History from your backyard: Lovers Leap and Knights Ferry

History from your backyard: Lovers Leap and Knights Ferry

History from your backyard: Lovers Leap and Knights Ferry By Lloyd G. Ploutz Going East from Modesto through Oakdale on Highway 108 toward Sonora, you will see “Lover’s Leap” on the left side of the highway with an American flag implanted upon its top.  This is just before the Knights Ferry turnoff.  This location had many other […]

By March 1, 2017 Read More →
MetalView: Attract Some Luck This Month

MetalView: Attract Some Luck This Month

Attract some luck this month. It’s March, the month of my Birthday, Women’s History and St. Patrick’s Day. St. Patrick’s Day is a day for anyone, whether you are Irish or not, to let loose and have a bit of fun. Here are five lucky things to do or see in the month of March: […]

By March 1, 2017 Read More →
March is Marvelous! BargainView

March is Marvelous! BargainView

BargainView March is marvelous! March says goodbye to the cold winter and gives a warm welcome to spring. There’s something for everyone in the month of March; outdoor enthusiasts can say hello to warmer temperatures and longer daylight hours, students and teachers anticipatespring break, garden lovers celebrate the beginning of the new growing season as flowers bloom and who doesn’t love St Patrick’s Day?  It’s time for the senses […]

By March 1, 2017 Read More →
BrewView: Erin Go Bragh! P. Wexford’s Pub

BrewView: Erin Go Bragh! P. Wexford’s Pub

Erin Go Bragh! P. Wexford’s Pub By Brandilyn Brown & Christopher Mitchell    There a few fun St. Patrick’s Day parties in the Central Valley, and up high on the list is St. Paddy’s at the MAMA winning P. Wexford’s Pub!  A great little Irish pub in the heart of Modesto, with an impressive array […]

By March 1, 2017 Read More →
MAMAView: New Bookings!

MAMAView: New Bookings!

Some of you may already know that the Modesto Area Music Association has been working at expanding its umbrella over the last year or so. The end goal being to help our regional performers to reach new audiences and increase their reach. MAMA Records is slowly but surely becoming a reality. We have taken the […]

By March 1, 2017 Read More →
ZenView: Simplicity

ZenView: Simplicity

ZenView: 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 male or female. […]

By March 1, 2017 Read More →
Top 5 Things to Do in Modesto

Top 5 Things to Do in Modesto

Top 5 Things to Do in Modesto by Guest Writer Tasha Williams In passing conversations, on any given day, there are lots of cities being discussed. At times, people say good things about those cities and at other times, you only hear about the bad. But no city bears the brunt of the “boredom jokes” […]

By February 27, 2017 Read More →
Dining Options in Downtown Modesto

Dining Options in Downtown Modesto

Dining Options in Downtown Modesto If there is one thing most people have in common, it’s that we all love food. Luckily for us here in Modesto, we have a wide variety of options to choose from! Whether you are looking for a quick meal, or a fancy date night out, Downtown Modesto has something […]

By February 24, 2017 Read More →
Just Announced “38 Special” to Play at Stanislaus County Fair

Just Announced “38 Special” to Play at Stanislaus County Fair

The Wild-Eyed Southern Boys of rock ‘n roll return to Turlock for the 2017 Stanislaus County Fair. 38 Special will be performing Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at the Stanislaus County Fair on the Bud Light Variety Free Stage. The concert will be hosted by The Hawk 104.1 and will begin at 8:30 p.m. The concert […]

By February 23, 2017 Read More →
Flood Shelter at The Stanislaus County Fairgrounds!

Flood Shelter at The Stanislaus County Fairgrounds!

The American Red Cross is relocating its current shelter in Patterson to  the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds Turf Club building on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 4 p.m.  This move is being done to allow for more capacity, if needed as another storm approaches Stanislaus County. This current weather system is forecasted to last through Saturday, […]

By February 20, 2017 Read More →
Open Possibilities: Tri-Chromatic Gallery opens the possibility of play in art

Open Possibilities: Tri-Chromatic Gallery opens the possibility of play in art

Open Possibilities: Tri-Chromatic Gallery opens the possibility of play in art by Monica Barber It’s hard to walk through the streets of Modesto these days without seeing an image of art. The Art community in Modesto has grown extensively in the last few years. The newest offering is Tri-Chromatic Gallery created by local artists Brook […]

By February 16, 2017 Read More →
Music Is  Love In Search of a Lyric

Music Is Love In Search of a Lyric

Music Is  Love In Search of a Lyric By Patty Castillo Davis Everyone loves a love story. Everyone is intrigued by romantic pairings in music. Pat Benetar and Neil Giraldo, Johnny and June, Elvis Costello and Diana Krall, Bruce Springsteen and Patty Scialfa- you get the picture. The local music scene is no different and […]

By February 13, 2017 Read More →