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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Amy Grant comes to the Fruit Yard

Amy Grant comes to the Fruit Yard

The new Fruit Yard Amphitheater and Richter Entertainment Group are proud to announce their first concert featuring Grammy award-winning artist Amy Grant.  Amy Grant will be joined by contemporary Christian artist Tim Timmons for a night of inspiration, stories, songs and more in the comfort of our new amphitheater among our famous fruit orchards. Amy […]

By June 11, 2018 Read More →
SingerSongwriterView: Where were you in 62?

SingerSongwriterView: Where were you in 62?

The Gleam In Dad’s Eye By Patty Castillo Davis The answer to “Where Were You In ’62?” is the title of my column this month. My stoic, quiet Dad, Alonzo Castillo is the sole reason I am in BIG love with Linda Ronstadt today. He cultivated a musical environment from which I gleaned influences from […]

Modesto Sound Community Events

Modesto Sound Community Events

1) Free Public Showcase at the library for California Audio Roots Project on June 23rd 2) Recording Arts Music Camp week of July 9th 3) Audio Technology Classes start July 17th California Audio Roots Showcase  On Saturday, June 23 Modesto Sound will be hosting an event to showcase our newest project. The California Audio Roots Project […]

By June 6, 2018 Read More →
MetalView: Festival Season

MetalView: Festival Season

MetalView: Festival Season By Eve Oberlander Festival season is upon us. Now’s the time to let you know when and where so you can make Metal Summer plans. To kick this month off there is Bay Area Death Fest. This is one you don’t want to miss. Bay Area Death Fest takes place at Cornerstone […]

By June 4, 2018 Read More →
MAMAView: Graffiti Summer

MAMAView: Graffiti Summer

MAMAView: Graffiti Summer By Middagh Goodwin  We are in the midst of Graffiti Summer, and that means that MAMA season is just around the corner.  You might not know that the Modesto Area Music Association is a 501c-3 non-profit, that over the last few years we have been actively booking or helping others to book […]

By June 3, 2018 Read More →
ComedyView: Hello Hello

ComedyView: Hello Hello

ComedyView By Felicia Aleman Hello, hello, hello. Break out your tank tops and sunscreen, this summer is so hot I’ve already ovulated a poached egg. Don’t be bummed the AC isn’t working, go out for some laughs. This month, my video interview is with Jason Sohm, a comic from Manteca. Since I’ve met him, he […]

By June 1, 2018 Read More →
BrewView: Be(er) Yourself at PizzaRev

BrewView: Be(er) Yourself at PizzaRev

BrewView: Be(er) Yourself By Brandilyn Brown and Christopher Mitchell Ever wonder if you are considered a “glass is half empty” or a “glass is half full” person? Do you love beer? Then we have the perfect way for you to determine once and for all which category you fall into! PizzaRev, owned by Ray and […]

By June 1, 2018 Read More →
BusinessView: A Bird’s Nest

BusinessView: A Bird’s Nest

The Bird’s Nest A natural hand and foot spa & artisan boutique 422 15th st 209-604-7754 Tammy Bird GRAND OPENING June 16, 2018 Noon to 4 pm LIVE MUSIC BY Mattea Overstreet Andrew Durr Makashakti Vendors An epic silent auction Appetizers And refreshments “The Bird’s Nest is a nest to rest your feet. Tammy Bird […]

By May 30, 2018 Read More →
BluesView Highlights for June

BluesView Highlights for June

  BluesView: Highlights for June Big Earl Mattews Hello everyone and welcome to the busiest month I have seen in a long time. Making out June’s calendar this year has been nuts, over 30 events in the blues arena this month. I won’t be able to tell you about everything so please consult the main […]

By May 28, 2018 Read More →
Legends of the Cruise 2018 – Allen Grant

Legends of the Cruise 2018 – Allen Grant

Allen Grant By Chris Murphy Downey High School 1958 There are some people that are larger than life. Modesto’s connection to the movie American Graffiti has certainly made that case. One of the cool things is that the characters that were created in the film could be so many people in our community and those […]

By May 27, 2018 Read More →
Legends of the Cruise 2018 – Roy Farriester

Legends of the Cruise 2018 – Roy Farriester

Roy Farriester By Pete Hischier, Chris Murphy & Farriester family There is a part of Roy Farriester in most Modesto street rods. For decades, Farriester Auto Wreckers was the hangout. The car guys and clubs used to pick and pull the parts to rebuild their cars. Roy lived most of his life in Modesto. From […]

By May 27, 2018 Read More →
Unplugged View – Gettin’ the Ladin Out

Unplugged View – Gettin’ the Ladin Out

Unplugged View By Aaron Rowan Gettin’ The Ladin Out “What happens when a banjo player leaves Texas and goes to Oklahoma? The I.Q. goes up in both states.” – Joke told by a local bluegrass friend of mine. What will happen when a banjo player named Evie Ladin leaves Oakland and comes to Modesto? Find […]

FilmView – Billy Boy Coming to the State

FilmView – Billy Boy Coming to the State

FilmView By Chris Murphy Modesto’s Robert Ulrich has a new film coming to the big screen. “Billy Boy” will be opening in ten cities across the USA and Modesto is one of them. Co-produced with his son Cooper Ulrich and Blake and Michael Jenner, the film follows a young boy named Billy Forsetti, played by […]

By May 27, 2018 Read More →
Interview – Legend of the Cruise 2018 – Don Wood

Interview – Legend of the Cruise 2018 – Don Wood

InterView – Legend of the Cruise and Grand Marshal Don Wood By Chris Murphy Car Shows don’t happen all by themselves. These are put on by dedicated people that care about their cause and want to promote it and Modesto is known for great car shows. This exactly describes Don Wood, the North Modesto Kiwanis […]

GreetingsView – Happy Graffiti Summer

GreetingsView – Happy Graffiti Summer

Greetings Friends, First things first. Happy Anniversary to my amazing wife Becky as we celebrate 33 years! Modesto USA is really something special during Graffiti Summer. The sounds of the street rods, the Music in the Plaza, MoBand in the park, the shiny chrome, people filling the patios of restaurants, the cars lined up at […]

By May 27, 2018 Read More →