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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Soup is Stewing this Season!

Soup is Stewing this Season!

Soup is Stewing this Season! by Jessica L. Sule & Mick V. Rubalcava    Photo Credits: ModestoNews.com    Now that the cooler weather has arrived, hot soup season is upon us! We went around town to taste a few of our local favorites that we have been eagerly anticipating.    Mocha Magic has a dedicated […]

By November 5, 2018 Read More →
BigView – Shop Small and Black Friday Tips

BigView – Shop Small and Black Friday Tips

The BigView By Chris Murphy Creativity, family, friendship and fun is in the air every November in Modesto USA. I walk outside in the morning to get my morning newspaper and it is dark, chilly and amazing. I just love the feeling in the air, and the buzz in the community as we get ready […]

By November 4, 2018 Read More →
BigView – The Crafty ModShop is Coming

BigView – The Crafty ModShop is Coming

ModShop – Modesto’s Holiday Season Opener By Chris Murphy One of Modesto’s best fall traditions has become the ModShop weekend, brought to life by the dynamic trip of Ruhi Sheikh, Kate Trompetter and Tricia Rosenow. You can do really creative small shopping at Mod Shop on Nov 24 from 5-9pm, located on J St between […]

By November 4, 2018 Read More →
GreetingsView – That Thanksgiving Feeling

GreetingsView – That Thanksgiving Feeling

Greetings Friends, I love the feeling of Thanksgiving. That warm home and family feeling. I really don’t care about any of the shopping things, and really, I draw a line at Christmas coming out before Thanksgiving. Call me traditional, but that weekend after Thanksgiving is when the tree goes up and our family gets out […]

By November 4, 2018 Read More →
BargainView – Sun, Clouds and Color

BargainView – Sun, Clouds and Color

BargainView By Monica Barber The afternoon sky is a mix of sun and clouds as this day lights up with color. It’s on the trees, the flowers and in the leaves strewn across the ground. Ms. M finds herself fortunate enough to be able to enjoy to soak up the colors during this season preparing […]

By November 4, 2018 Read More →
ModestoView’s  Holiday Preview

ModestoView’s Holiday Preview

ModestoView’s Amazing Rockin’ Holiday Preview There is so much happening here this holiday season. You better check this list out and check it twice. You are going to need to book babysitters or take the whole family because you won’t want to miss out on any of these. Clip and save this list and please […]

By November 4, 2018 Read More →
Now Playing

Now Playing

CommunityView: Now Playing  by Dave Storm    Through the view of the silent shutter, in today’s 21st century of photography, we take a selective macro lens glimpse, into a unique area of a dynamic interest, through the filters of digital rendering, in a world of nearly digital everything. And in this unique and unveiled form […]

By November 2, 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 2, 2018 Read More →
BargainView: Lots to be Thankful for!

BargainView: Lots to be Thankful for!

by Monica Barber The afternoon sky is a mix of sun and clouds as this day lights up with color. It’s on the trees, the flowers and in the leaves strewn across the ground. Ms. M finds herself fortunate enough to be able to enjoy to soak up the colors during this season preparing for […]

By November 1, 2018 Read More →
Salida Library host Fanfiction contest.

Salida Library host Fanfiction contest.

Nick W. Blom Salida Regional Library to host fanfiction contest for teens Local library to offer teens a chance to celebrate NanNoWriMo, with a twist   As writers from around the world celebrate National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) this November, the Nick W. Blom Salida Regional Library is encouraging local teens to take on a […]

By October 31, 2018 Read More →
GEEKView: Central Valley Con

GEEKView: Central Valley Con

GEEKView: Central Valley Con By Middagh Goodwin There are a ton of Pop Culture Conventions, actually just about every weekend in Northern California. Sometimes it is hard to choose which one to choose. For a one day Convention, you cannot beat Central Valley Con. With so many options for an event to be successful, one […]

By October 29, 2018 Read More →
Opera Modesto 35th Anniversary Concert Gala

Opera Modesto 35th Anniversary Concert Gala

Opera Modesto’s 35th Anniversary Concert on October 28th includes 21 teens from the Summer Opera Institute, a summer program of the new Townsend Opera Program (TOP) for Young Artists. They spent an intensive two weeks this past summer in voice lessons, performing techniques, language lessons and more. The culmination of their efforts was a concert […]

By October 19, 2018 Read More →
GeekView Attends Modesto’s SpookyCon

GeekView Attends Modesto’s SpookyCon

GeekView Attends Modesto’s SpookyCon by Alan Falconer Among the fun haunts and frights that took place through the Halloween season last month, The Clarion Inn on Sisk in Modesto played host on October 14th to Spooky Con, a convention that featured artists, entertainers, and vendors from near and far in celebration of all things horror. […]

By October 18, 2018 Read More →
WeddingView: The Century and Nine3One

WeddingView: The Century and Nine3One

by Brandilyn Brown BrewView attended the open house for Nine3One, the newest room of Modesto’s premier event venue, The Century. It’s an all-inclusive venue on 10th Street (heart of downtown), for weddings, reunions, graduation parties, meetings, you-name-it, they’ve got you covered. You need tables, cloths, flowers AND food? Done. You need bartenders, a DJ AND […]

By October 11, 2018 Read More →
Costume Halloween Events at Public Libraries

Costume Halloween Events at Public Libraries

Costumed Halloween events to take place at Stanislaus County Libraries Local libraries to give community members fun, free options for celebrating the Halloween season  Several Stanislaus County Libraries are giving children and their families an opportunity to dress up as their favorite characters as part of their Halloween celebrations this October, beginning with the Turlock […]

By October 10, 2018 Read More →