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

ComedyView Pod Casts

ComedyView Pod Casts

ComedyView by Felicia Aleman Hello, hello, hello. There are bells to be jingled, halls to be decked and toes to be mistle-ed.  So you ask “How can I enjoy fabulous local comedy when I’m so busy?”  PODCASTS!  Listen to podcasts anytime online and get to know your local comics from the privacy of your own […]

By December 2, 2017 Read More →
BluesView Winters Blues

BluesView Winters Blues

Winters Blues By Earl Matthews Hello, friends, the Holidays are here and I’m sure we could all use some good cheer. I recommend you take yourself out for a nice night of music, here are my suggestions for you blues lovers out there. Kickoff your month with a great night at the Knights Ferry Saloon […]

By December 2, 2017 Read More →
BrewView: Apres Skate

BrewView: Apres Skate

BrewView: Apres Skate by Brandilyn Brown and Christopher Mitchell Just like ice cream, we truly encourage the consumption of alcohol year-round, not just when it’s hot outside. Just because it is winter doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a relaxing libation! In fact, we have done all the hard work for you, and are bringing you […]

By December 1, 2017 Read More →
BargainView: The Holiday’s don’t have to be expensive!

BargainView: The Holiday’s don’t have to be expensive!

  Watching the winter fog rolls in this evening, makes Ms. M question, “Where did 2017 go?” and smile. I hope it’s been as good to you as it has been to moi. The holidays bring home the friends and family we haven’t seen most of the year and it’s wonderful to share all our […]

By December 1, 2017 Read More →
GeekView Star Wars and Central Valley Con

GeekView Star Wars and Central Valley Con

GeekView-Star Wars by Middagh Goodwin The last few years I know I am not the only one that has been excited for the year to come to an end. Not because of New Years Eve Parties or Festivus but because there will be a new Star Wars release. Here in Modesto #homeofStarWars we do it […]

By November 25, 2017 Read More →
Gifts for Geeks

Gifts for Geeks

5 Spots to Buy Geeky Gifts in Modesto Geek is the New Sheek. Do you or your children love the resurgence of Comic Books? Does your fix need to be satiated more often then Area Conventions can provide? Well, check out some of Modesto’s Comic and Gaming Stores. Bonanza Books and Comics 2308 McHenry Ave-Modesto’s oldest […]

By November 16, 2017 Read More →
BluesView Blues in Full Swing

BluesView Blues in Full Swing

BluesView by Earl Matthews Hello everybody Fall is in full swing and we are gearing up for the holidays. This month I am trying something new and I hope you will come down and check it out. Starting on November 1st and again on the 15th, I’m putting on a show that we are calling […]

By November 12, 2017 Read More →
Music Appreciation

Music Appreciation

2017 November Songwriter View  Music Appreciation By Patty Castillo Davis Every night of the week there is live music offered in and around the valley. Every season there are more concerts and festivals to be attended than you have the time or the funds for. Every Summer when it comes time to consider nominees for […]

By November 12, 2017 Read More →
MetalView HellHeart

MetalView HellHeart

MetalView-HellHeart by Eve Oberlander It is my honor to present you Best Metal 2017 MAMA Award winner, HellHeart!  HellHeart consists of Alie Grabowski Vocals, Kevin Nelson Drums, Eddie Callow Lead Guitar, Jess Gilmore Guitar/Vocals and Jeff Amador Bass.  Even though HellHeart is a newer band you will be surprised to find out how much they […]

By November 12, 2017 Read More →
Cup of Joe

Cup of Joe

5 Spots for Coffee in Downtown Modesto Preservation Coffee & Tea 1030 J Street-They take coffee as seriously as we do. Quick and friendly service regardless if you want just a cup of joe or one of their signature drinks. Great spot to hang out with some friends or get some work done and check out […]

By November 11, 2017 Read More →
ComedyView

ComedyView

ComedyView By Felicia Aleman Hello, hello, hello.  It’s November and time to be thankful.  I’m thankful for winning the MAMA award.  After only a year and a half into comedy, it was quite an honor to be nominated and surprising to win.  The other nominees are more experienced and have all been supportive in booking […]

By November 5, 2017 Read More →
MAMAView Giving Thanks

MAMAView Giving Thanks

MAMAView Giving Thanks by Middagh Goodwin November is the Month of giving thanks. I know I am grateful for all the great entertainment opportunities we are afforded living right here in Modesto. It is amazing how much creativity surrounds and is available to us. What can you do to show your gratitude and support of […]

By November 5, 2017 Read More →
VeteranView

VeteranView

VeteranView By Chris Murphy Veterans Day is November 11. We remember and recognize those that have served and still serve today. We can’t forget the sacrifices that the few make for so many. It is important to remember as we face a more complicated world and we only go into battle only when necessary that […]

By November 4, 2017 Read More →
All Ages View – Lessons from the Beatles

All Ages View – Lessons from the Beatles

AllAgesView By Leia Johnson At five years old, ‘Here Comes the Sun’ was my favorite song. As all do, I grew and changed, but my love for The Beatles was firm. Last Spring, I took the Modesto Junior College class regarding the history of the British group. ‘The Music of The Beatles’ covers the magnitude […]

By November 4, 2017 Read More →
BigView – Making and Dreaming

BigView – Making and Dreaming

The BigView By Chris Murphy There is something special about this time of year. We are experiencing a wonderful harvest, pumpkin patches, corn mazes and the tastiest treats at our local farmer’s markets. But as we go into the fall, we are thinking about the people that create, make and invent. The holidays are not […]

By November 4, 2017 Read More →