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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BigView – Last Minute Gift Ideas

BigView – Last Minute Gift Ideas

The BigView By Chris Murphy One of the most true things ever said or written is, “You get what you give”. This variation of the golden rule is guiding principle that would really benefit everyone in this world. What is it that you get when you give? That feeling of love, pride, caring, understanding, satisfaction? […]

By December 21, 2017 Read More →
ZenView – Laughter

ZenView – Laughter

ZenView By Mary Layton Humor I love to laugh. When we were children, my brother and I were always laughing even though we didn’t always have a reason to. Sometimes we were reprimanded: Can’t you be a little more serious? To us a lot of the adults were acting weird and we enjoyed making fun […]

By December 21, 2017 Read More →
FitView – Skip to This

FitView – Skip to This

FitView By Efren Martinez Skip To This The holidays have begun and your time for your workouts may have gotten shorter. It’s OK! Just 10 minutes a day may be all you need for the month of December, so that you can enjoy these most important Holiday times with our friends and family. Some of […]

By December 21, 2017 Read More →
RockibillyView

RockibillyView

RockabillyView By Jennifer Allsup Rockin Holidays Rockin the Plaza! Once again we are bringing back a month of Rockabilly-Blues, Psychobilly music to the 10th street plaza. Yes friends, we celebrate the music that is native to Modesto. So many genres, including rock and roll, all point back to the music of Maddox Brothers and Rose […]

By December 21, 2017 Read More →
AllAgesView

AllAgesView

AllAgesView By Leia Johnson Modesto’s newest electronic duo, The Marbles, are already shaking up our music scene. Brooke Harvey and Tristian Napoleone just released “Soda Machine”, their first EP. These four tracks highlight the immense originality the group already possesses. The first track, “Pool Table” displays Brooke’s ethereal vocals paired with Tristian’s keyboard, and leaves […]

By December 21, 2017 Read More →
SantaView – Last Minute Santa Requests

SantaView – Last Minute Santa Requests

SantaView By Chris Murphy ModestoView is on the lookout for Santa. We will keep our eyes open and will keep you posted at www.modestoview.com all month long. Make sure you like us at facebook.com/modestoview and be up to speed all the time. Don’t forget to track Santa Vintage Faire Mall Santa’s HQ Workshop In Center […]

By December 21, 2017 Read More →
NewYearsView – 10+ Great Ideas

NewYearsView – 10+ Great Ideas

  Ring in the New Year! It seems like it was just New Years a few seconds ago, but it is time to ring in 2018 and there are some great ways to celebrate here in our area. Before you know it, it will be the 31st and you will need to get dressed for […]

By December 21, 2017 Read More →
GoDowntown Modesto

GoDowntown Modesto

Go Downtown Modesto State Theatre Christmas Movie week. This is the perfect winter break activity. Hot Chocolate, Statetini, Popcorn. Yum. Show times are 2:00, 5, and 7:00 pm and movies are $ 5 $ 8 for 7pm. Bring the whole family and enjoy the splendor of Modesto’s historic theatre, with full digital sound and fantastic […]

By December 21, 2017 Read More →
SongwriterView – Finale

SongwriterView – Finale

Songwriter View By Patty Castillo Davis December signals the end. Celebrates the history made. Mourns the absence. It has been a year of tremendous accomplishment and loss in our community. On the other side, we can look ahead to the new venues finding the formulas that work for them, freshman artists getting polished, veteran entertainers […]

By December 21, 2017 Read More →
5 Questions with Mattéa Overstreet

5 Questions with Mattéa Overstreet

5 Questions with Mattéa Overstreet By Monica Barber Mattéa Overstreet’s soothing voice and songs are loved by many fans in the Central Valley and growing in numbers every day, but she seems to have a very quiet and earthly presence to herself and her life out of the spotlight. Mattéa is foremost a singer and […]

By December 14, 2017 Read More →
Macy’s Doubles Donation On “National Believe Day” at Vintage Faire Mall

Macy’s Doubles Donation On “National Believe Day” at Vintage Faire Mall

MACY’S DOUBLES DONATION ON NATIONAL BELIEVE DAY TO BENEFIT MAKE-A-WISH® Local Wish Child will Lead High School Marching Band as They Deliver more than 5,000 Letters! Each letter to Santa collected in-store or submitted online is worth $2 on Friday, Dec. 8 This year, Macy’s Believe campaign invites “Believers” of all ages to bring their […]

By December 6, 2017 Read More →
Support Local Artists

Support Local Artists

MAMAView: Support Local Artists by Middagh Goodwin Buy Local Saturday was November 25th but I encourage everyone to continue the trend and Buy Local Art and Music for all your Holiday Gifts. Your purchases will help to keep your arts community vibrant and healthy. So many of our area musicians have upped their merch game with […]

By December 6, 2017 Read More →
A Little Bird Told Me

A Little Bird Told Me

UnpluggedView by Aaron Rowan A Little Bird Told Me So there I was, helping load gear into the moon-house for a concert, when a hawk swooped down in pursuit of a pigeon. The pigeon crashed into the window right next to the door, not a foot from where I stood, and then flew into the […]

By December 6, 2017 Read More →
SongwriterView: Finale

SongwriterView: Finale

SongwriterView: FINALE By Patty Castillo Davis December signals the end. Celebrates the history made. Mourns the absence. It has been a year of tremendous accomplishment and loss in our community. On the other side, we can look ahead to the new venues finding the formulas that work for them, freshman artists getting polished, veteran entertainers […]

By December 6, 2017 Read More →
Rockin’ Holiday Thanks You!

Rockin’ Holiday Thanks You!

Rockin Holiday Thanks You! By Chris Murphy This wonderful community effort to bring back the retro day’s of holidays past and connect them to our future would not be possible with out the gracious, creative and dedicated sponsors to bring these crazy ideas to life.   Thanks to these amazing local business that believe that living […]

By December 4, 2017 Read More →