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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FitView Balls to the Wall

FitView Balls to the Wall

F FitView: Balls to the Wall By Efren Martinez As a man in fitness, I’m always thinking about how I can live a healthy active lifestyle outside of my regular workout routines. Swim, Bike, Run is a great deal of fun and a must as a Tri-Athlete. Although if you’re looking to incorporate more ways […]

By March 5, 2018 Read More →
MetalView Get Lucky

MetalView Get Lucky

MetalView-Get Lucky By Eve Oberlander Modesto’s Nude Medusa is back in action. They sound harder and heavier from when they first started a few years back. Their sound reminds me of stoner doom rock. They also have a sludge grunge sound, reminiscent of 1990’s alternative days. With band members Ericka on vocals and Potter on […]

By March 4, 2018 Read More →
MAMAView-Making Your Own Luck

MAMAView-Making Your Own Luck

MAMAView-Making Your Own Luck by Middagh Goodwin As an Independent Musician, you have to make your luck. What does that mean exactly? The days of management and record deals are over, and if you want to make your mark locally, regionally or hopefully Nationally, you have to make it happen yourself. Easier said than done, […]

By March 3, 2018 Read More →
BluesView: Fresh Tunes

BluesView: Fresh Tunes

BluesView By Big Earl Hello everyone and I hope you guys are enjoying the winter that almost wasn’t. Starting it off on the first I will be with the Poorhouse Millionaires at Ralston’s Goat and our host Felicia Aleman for an evening of comedy and music, the food is great and we always have a […]

By March 2, 2018 Read More →
SongwriterView She Marches On

SongwriterView She Marches On

SHE Marches On By Patty Castillo Davis Thursday, March 8 is International Women’s Day-Civil Awareness Day. In observance, splendid events and festivities will be celebrated all over the world. ModestoUSA will commemorate International Women’s Day with a happening all its own. Bringing the press for progress Downtown and powered by the collective efforts of the […]

BrewView: Erin “Go Bragh!” at P. Wexford’s Pub

BrewView: Erin “Go Bragh!” at P. Wexford’s Pub

Erin Go Bragh! at P. Wexford’s Pub By Brandilyn Brown & Christopher Mitchell You will not want to miss the St. Patrick’s Party at the MAMA winning P. Wexford’s Pub!  It’s the best little Irish pub, and it’s located right in the heart of Modesto! It has an impressive array of 25 taps, and serves […]

By March 1, 2018 Read More →
StageView: Belchy and Green and Everything in Between

StageView: Belchy and Green and Everything in Between

  Belchy and Green and Everything in Between By Patty Castillo Davis ” What Makes Us Special Makes Us Strong” is the prevailing theme of SHREK-The Musical. Based on the 2001 Dreamworks animated feature film, this fairytale with a contemporary edge is this Spring’s musical theatre offering by Thomas Downey High School. Under the direction […]

By February 28, 2018 Read More →
ComedyView Not Your Granny’s Comedy

ComedyView Not Your Granny’s Comedy

ComedyView-Not your Granny’s Comedy By Felicia Aleman Hello, hello, hello. Happy March. Is it winter? Is it spring? Why is it sunny but if I go out in flip-flops I end up with frostbite? What do leprechauns do the rest of the year? Questions, questions… Speaking of leprechauns and questions, this month’s interview is with […]

By February 26, 2018 Read More →
StageView: Hairspray the Musical

StageView: Hairspray the Musical

StageView: Hairspray By Tasha Williams Surely you do not want to miss this year’s Hairspray musical production put on by The Modesto Junior College Theatre Department! It will run from March 16, 2018 to March 25, 2018 and with the actors being directed by Professor Lynette Borrelli-Glidewell, music being directed by Professor Cathryn Tortell, and […]

By February 26, 2018 Read More →
March BargainView Spring Into Savings!

March BargainView Spring Into Savings!

Spring Into Savings by Monica Barber There’s something magical about the month of March that makes it a special time of year. It marks the end of the long winter days and warmly welcomes the shorter days of Spring. Admiring the new blooms, Ms. M thinks it’s a perfect time to get out of the house and see the town. It’s […]

By February 26, 2018 Read More →
Lurid Thriller BUG at Center Stage

Lurid Thriller BUG at Center Stage

Center Stage Conservatory presents a wonderfully lurid thriller ‘BUG’ written by the Tracy Letts. Production Dates: March 2-18 BUG By Tracy Letts Directed by:  Jennifer Golden A lonely cocktail waitress, Agnes, lives in a seedy motel room, hiding from her violent ex-husband Jerry. One night, her lesbian biker friend R.C. introduces her to Peter, a Gulf War […]

By February 20, 2018 Read More →
MJC Visiting Author Series hosts An Evening with Richard Harrison

MJC Visiting Author Series hosts An Evening with Richard Harrison

MJC Visiting Author Series hosts An Evening with Richard Harrison The Modesto Junior College Visiting Author Series presents An Evening with Richard Harrison on Tuesday, March 6 at 7 p.m. in Forum 110 on East Campus, 435 College Avenue, Modesto. A question-and-answer session and book signing will follow the author’s reading. The event is free […]

By February 18, 2018 Read More →
JazzView –  February Funk

JazzView – February Funk

Blues&JazzView by Eric Benson What’s new with Jazz and the Blues News? If you luv music you’re gonna love this All right so I survived the hollidaze and Nappy New year, so on to the business at hand. Some nice music being playing in our greater Modesto area so come on down and partake of […]

By February 12, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
ZenView – Happy New Year of the Dog

ZenView – Happy New Year of the Dog

ZenView By Mary Layton Happy New Year of the Dog Dog lovers out there, you may like to know that this year’s Chinese New Year 2018 beginning Feb 16th, is the year of the Dog! Dogs are known to protect us, are loyal and playful and are our friends. It is said that the year […]

By February 12, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Unplugged View – Rendezvous With Raga

Unplugged View – Rendezvous With Raga

Unplugged View By Aaron Rowan Rendezvous With Raga Love and music may be in the air this month, but everything else is valentinnitus compared to the sweet sounds the Modesto Unplugged team are offering throughout the upcoming Valentine weekend. It’s better than a box of chocolates with us – you never know what you’re gonna […]

By February 12, 2018 0 Comments Read More →