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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Eye Health Focus on Diabetic Retinopathy

Eye Health Focus on Diabetic Retinopathy

Eye Health Focus on Diabetic Retinopathy By David Border, OD   At my private optometry practice, located inside the Ceres Walmart, lots of patients worry about their vision getting worse. Maybe they have a family member that has lost vision and they wonder if they will have the same fate. When it comes to prescribing […]

By January 16, 2019 Read More →
Go Modesto –  Women’s March – January 19

Go Modesto – Women’s March – January 19

In solidarity with women’s marches all over the country – let’s join and march with our sisters in Modesto! We will meet at the Starbucks near the rally spot at 9:45 a.m. so we can find each other. There will then be a one hour rally that will start at 10:00 a.m. on the corner […]

By January 13, 2019 Read More →
Mike Vax Music Workshop at MJC

Mike Vax Music Workshop at MJC

   The Modesto Junior College Director of Bands, Erik Maki, is presenting Mike Vax, internationally known trumpet artist, in a free workshop/clinic January 22 in the MJC Recital Hall, which is located in the MJC Music Bld. on Stoddard.  This event is open to the public.  It will be from 4:00 until 5:30.  This event is […]

By January 8, 2019 Read More →
BluesView Blues Beginnings

BluesView Blues Beginnings

BluesView: Blues Beginnings By Earl Matthews Hello everyone and happy new year to you. 2018 was a great year for music and I am really excited about what is in store for us this year. I honestly believe that the music scene in Modesto is growing and getting better in a lot of ways. I […]

By January 4, 2019 Read More →
MAMAView New Beginnings

MAMAView New Beginnings

MAMAView: New Beginnings By Middagh Goodwin Happy New Year everyone. Hello and thank you Modesto, this month I celebrate my 5th year of writing for the ModestoView. I am grateful to be a part of such a great institution, working with people who do not just write about events but are the ones who make […]

By January 4, 2019 Read More →
ComedyView Winter Cooties

ComedyView Winter Cooties

ComedyView: Winter Cooties By Felicia Aleman Hello, hello, hello. Happy new year. A time for new beginnings and changes and welcome the baby New Year.  I’m sorry to say that it is also time for another visitor: The Cootie. Cooties and I have been getting to know each other well. The kind of cooties that […]

By January 3, 2019 Read More →
Songwriter View Dayspring

Songwriter View Dayspring

Songwriter View: DAYSPRING By Patty Castillo Davis Welcome to the new year! We are creatures of habit-call it loyalty, call it routine, whatever you name it, it’s comfortable. Step out of that place and discover. Vanessa Valencia is a name to notice, an artist to follow, a fresh face to learn about. An Alternative Independent […]

By January 1, 2019 Read More →
Up with People

Up with People

Up with People, a Youth Empowerment and Cultural Exchange Program, Comes to Modesto for a Special Performance The event will take place at the Gallo Center for the Arts and All Funds Raised Will Benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Stanislaus County.   Modesto, CA – December 17, 2018.  Up with People is coming to […]

By December 18, 2018 Read More →
5 Questions with Joshua Barragan of Stinging Nettle

5 Questions with Joshua Barragan of Stinging Nettle

5 Questions with Joshua Barragan of Stinging Nettle By Monica Barber Stinging Nettle is quite possibly one of the freshest acts to arise out of the Modesto area in recent years. Already meeting with some success both locally and on the touring circuit, Nettle has caught the interest of larger labels. With the release of […]

By December 14, 2018 Read More →
Noel the Musical comes to the Gallo Center

Noel the Musical comes to the Gallo Center

NOËL – THE MUSICAL HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NORTH AMERICAN TOUR COMES  TO THE GALLO CENTER THIS DECEMBER 17TH   BEST SELLING CHILDREN’S AUTHOR AND AWARD-WINNING COMPOSER TEAM UP TO CREATE A MAGICAL NEW HOLIDAY MUSICAL! NOËL, the stunning new Holiday musical from top-selling children’s author Eoin Colfer (Artemis Fowl) and preeminent Irish film composer Liam Bates is coming […]

By December 11, 2018 Read More →
InterView – Dr. Jim Johnson

InterView – Dr. Jim Johnson

InterView By Chris Murphy Jim Johnson – Gallo Center Repertory Company Modesto is so fortunate to have local stars that are champions of stage and theatre performance. Not only that, we are fortunate the drama and performing arts are strong in our local schools and notably at Modesto Junior College. One of these local stars […]

By December 4, 2018 Read More →
ZenView: Foresight

ZenView: Foresight

ZenView: Foresight By Mary Layton Foresight, having a sense of the future, is essential to our survival and safety. The Chinese have two good proverbs about foresight: “Weaving a net is better than praying for fish at the edge of the water” and “Remember to dig the well long before you get thirsty”. This is […]

By December 4, 2018 Read More →
MAMAView: Become a patron of the Arts for the Holidays

MAMAView: Become a patron of the Arts for the Holidays

MAMAView: Become a patron of the Arts for the Holidays by Middagh Goodwin   Buy Local Saturday was November 24th 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 our arts community vibrant and healthy. So many of our […]

By December 3, 2018 Read More →
FitView: Clean Air Fitness

FitView: Clean Air Fitness

FitView: Clean Air Fitness By Efren Martinez During the month of November, we experienced some of the unhealthiest air unfortunately from all the massive forest fires all across California. During this time we were advised to spend as little time outdoors as possible. This is a real drag for those of us who enjoy exercising […]

By December 2, 2018 Read More →
BluesView: Winter Blues

BluesView: Winter Blues

BluesView: Winter Blues By Earl Matthews Here we are friends, closing the books on 2018. It was a good year in many respects. Kicking it off on the 1st Tony and the Tuff Times will be at Ridgeways in Modesto. December 3rd is a huge tribute to the late great Lazy Lester. You can check […]

By December 1, 2018 Read More →