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

PoetryView – House Outside our Homes

PoetryView – House Outside our Homes

PoetryView by Sam Pierstorff The House Outside our Homes I. The four walls pucker the way cheeks do when the tongue has tasted something bitter. The sky has committed itself to rain. The roof wants to give up. Underneath, a girl hears the plinking of the drops against the bony house. II. You might want […]

By September 3, 2017 Read More →
BrewView: Wine Tasting in Modesto

BrewView: Wine Tasting in Modesto

BrewView: Wine Tasting in Modesto By Brandilyn Brown and Christopher Mitchell One question that comes up a lot on Modesto’s reddit page is, “Where can I take my wine loving relatives while they’re here visiting?” Most responses are to drive them to Lodi, but we’re here to set the record straight: you don’t have to […]

By September 1, 2017 Read More →
MAMAView August

MAMAView August

August is upon us and without X-Fest happening this year, for many to look forward to going to or performing at we will all have to look elsewhere for our entertainment. Local promoters have already been looking outside the box to host or create events but we need to make sure we support them to […]

By August 9, 2017 Read More →
Back to School Safety Tips

Back to School Safety Tips

August 14th is the First day for Modesto City Schools. Getting ready to go Back to School. We have some suggestions for both Adults and Children to keep safe. Drivers should remember that as the new school year begins kids will be walking, crossing streets and maybe not be paying attention. on their way to school. Parents should talk to their […]

By August 8, 2017 Read More →
ZenView – Willpower

ZenView – Willpower

ZenView Mary Layton Willpower On some level everybody deals with some kind of compulsion or addiction. It takes willpower to face this problem. We may be addicted to all kinds of substances and desires, to shopping, to working and busyness, to thinking and talking all the time. We may be obsessed with perfection, collecting or […]

By August 6, 2017 Read More →
DesignView – Design a la MO.DE

DesignView – Design a la MO.DE

DesignView by Lee Davis, Founder, Modesto Design Collective (MO.DE) Modesto design à la MO.DE “Design creates culture. Culture shapes values. Values determine the future.” Stephanie Gallo, Vice President of Marketing at E&J Gallo Winery, quoted renowned Canadian designer, Robert L. Peters, in welcoming the more than 150 Modesto-area designers who gathered at Gallo for the […]

By August 2, 2017 Read More →
StocktonCon

StocktonCon

StocktonCon is in its 6th year and taking place on August 19-20th at the Stockton Arena with a very special opening night event Cosies at StocktonCon August 18th at the University Waterfront Hotel The Norcal Cosies have teamed up with StocktonCon to bring the Cosies Red-Carpet Cosplay Awards show to the University Waterfront Hotel. This […]

By August 2, 2017 Read More →
BrewView: St. Stan’s: Conceived in Heaven, Brewed in California

BrewView: St. Stan’s: Conceived in Heaven, Brewed in California

BrewView: St. Stan’s: Conceived in Heaven, Brewed in California By Brandilyn Brown and Christopher Mitchell We know there’s been a lot of gossip about St. Stan’s and we’re here to set the record straight! THEY ARE OPEN! Yes, we have all been missing pints of Red Sky, and your wait is nearly over to get […]

By August 1, 2017 Read More →
5 Questions with Jake Yates

5 Questions with Jake Yates

5 Questions with Jake Yates by Monica Barber     When it comes to mainstream music there is much to question regarding the current evolution of spoken word, hip hop and wordplay, minus a few, fresh glimmers of hope. One such glimmer is wordsmith, lyricist and local performer, Jake Yates. Where other artists become monotonous […]

By July 25, 2017 Read More →
Cherry Poppin’ Daddies in the name of Swing.

Cherry Poppin’ Daddies in the name of Swing.

  The Cherry Poppin’ Daddies burst onto the music scene 20 years ago with the release of Zoot Suit Riot a compilation of their Swing songs with four newly recorded songs(including the title track.) The album would go on to sell over 2 Million copies. On the tail of the 20th Anniversary and a remastered […]

By July 25, 2017 Read More →
Top 5 Reasons for Music in the Plaza

Top 5 Reasons for Music in the Plaza

“Top 5” Music in The Plaza By Tasha Williams I love Modesto! We have beautiful weather, we respect and celebrate the diverse cultures who reside here, and no matter where you go in our city, laughter is heard and you can always find a smiling face! Modesto carries a true sense of happiness! We know our neighbors, we […]

By July 18, 2017 Read More →
FitView – Stay Cool

FitView – Stay Cool

FitView By Efren Martinez It is hot this time of year and sometimes, the best work out may be right at home. Here is how I turned a room at my house into a place to train. What you’re looking at is not a performing Arts stage, but one of the most important rooms in […]

By July 16, 2017 Read More →
The MAMAs are Coming

The MAMAs are Coming

The MAMAs are Coming Middagh Goodwin Wow, is it July Already? We are more than halfway through the year; Summer heat is upon us and the Modesto Area Music Awards are just around the corner. Voting goes live in August, and the ceremony at the historic State Theatre set for October 10th. Yes, it is […]

By July 15, 2017 Read More →
Modesto Area Music at the Fair

Modesto Area Music at the Fair

Modesto Area Music Association and Beat Happy! Music are thrilled to have been able to help curate local performers at this year’s Stanislaus County Fair(Coors Light Center Stage.) What a great way to have fun with the family and check out some local artists. Support old favorites or become a fan for the very first time. […]

By July 15, 2017 Read More →
ZenView – Comfort

ZenView – Comfort

ZenView By Mary Layton Comfort Comfort is an experience of physical and mental ease. From a Zen point of view comfort is largely something perceived in our mind. For example a Buddhist monk will be comfortable sleeping on a hard surface but uncomfortable when sleeping in a soft bed. To be less dependent on comfort […]

By July 11, 2017 Read More →