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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GoOakdale: Chocolate is Life

GoOakdale: Chocolate is Life

GoOakdale: Chocolate is LifeThe Oakdale Chocolate Festival will be taking place September 25th and 26th 9 am-5 pm at Wood Park in Oakdale Ca. There will be 2 stages with live music, over 25 food booths, and another 200 vendors, crafters and exhibitors. There will be a kids zone, classic car show, skate boarding demonstration, […]

By September 18, 2021 Read More →
MAMAView: Charity Starts With You

MAMAView: Charity Starts With You

MAMAView:: Charity Starts With YouBy Middagh Goodwin A fantastic way to help get your name out there, play in front of new faces and give back to the community is by performing for non-profit and community events. One such event is the annual Modstock which just took place on August 22nd. Performing at or creating […]

By September 12, 2021 Read More →
Feels Like the First Time: Interview with Jeff Pilson of Foreigner

Feels Like the First Time: Interview with Jeff Pilson of Foreigner

Feels Like the First Time: Interview with Jeff Pilson of Foreigner By Middagh Goodwin   With over 45 years of recording and touring worldwide and over a dozen hits Foreigner is sure to please fans new and old when they perform with Great White at Basi Nationwide Amphitheater at the Fruit Yard on September 24th. […]

By September 7, 2021 Read More →
FitView: Mental Fitness Let It Go!

FitView: Mental Fitness Let It Go!

FitView: Mental Fitness Let It GO!By Efren Martinez Like many of you, I too enjoyed watching the Olympics last month. It was beyond exciting for me as I was reminded of just what the human body can accomplish. The one thing that stood out the most for me of the Olympics was Simone Biles’ courage […]

By September 4, 2021 Read More →
BrewView: Swing Into Squeeze In

BrewView: Swing Into Squeeze In

BrewView: Swing Into Squeeze InBy Brandilyn Brown and Christopher Mitchell We’ve had some great bloody marys in our day, so when a friend shared with us about how much they enjoyed the “Hail Mary” at Squeeze In on Roselle & Floyd, we had to check it out for ourselves. It is named after the football […]

By September 3, 2021 Read More →
Stanislaus County Public Health Issues Health Order Requiring Use of Face

Stanislaus County Public Health Issues Health Order Requiring Use of Face

Stanislaus County Public Health Issues Health Order Requiring Use of Face Coverings Indoors to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 and Maintain Healthcare System Capacity Stanislaus County – Since most restrictions from the State of California’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy were lifted on June 15, 2021, the average daily case rate of COVID-19 in Stanislaus […]

By September 2, 2021 Read More →
Jazz/BluesView: Can’t Stop the Blues

Jazz/BluesView: Can’t Stop the Blues

Jazz/BluesView: Can’t Stop the BluesBy Eric Benson I turned 64 on August 22nd and celebrated with a live jam with the Blue Monday Band including Barry Finnerty guitarist: Miles Davis, Tower of Power, BB King, Brecker Brothers and had a ball! A lot of my peeps are still on the fence about coming out to […]

By September 2, 2021 Read More →
AuthorView: Awakening of An American Football Player

AuthorView: Awakening of An American Football Player

AuthorView: Awakening of An American Football PlayerBy Tasha Wilson Louis Bland is the epitome of cool, calm, and collected. People love him deeply within Stanislaus County and he has always been respected for his amazing football abilities. He is a soft-spoken man who loves his wife Lisa and their three sons to the moon and […]

By September 1, 2021 Read More →
GreetingsView – Healthy September

GreetingsView – Healthy September

Greetings Friends, Wow, what a cool 2021 Graffiti Summer in August. We essentially had our own Hot August Nights, but that name is taken, and besides, we have our own Graffiti Summer which is 10 times cooler. It was so great to see people out at the car shows, so cool to see all of […]

By September 1, 2021 0 Comments Read More →
ArtView: Honoring the Artists

ArtView: Honoring the Artists

Art View: Honoring the ArtistsBy Jim Christiansen Brad Hawn is the “Best of Show” winner of the Mistlin Gallery/ Central California Art Association Autumn Art Festival 2021. His watercolor painting “Home Stretch” is on display at the gallery, along with the other award winners, including his wife Nancy Hawn, first prize in Oil Painting division […]

By September 1, 2021 Read More →
Stanislaus County Libraries Celebrate Library Card Sign-Up Month

Stanislaus County Libraries Celebrate Library Card Sign-Up Month

Stanislaus County Libraries Celebrate Library Card Sign-Up MonthBy Sarah Dentan, Stanislaus County Library Director Like other organizations, Stanislaus County Libraries had to create new ways to conduct business due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While library buildings closed to the public for months, library service continued – curbside, virtually, by phone and email. Resources were reallocated […]

By September 1, 2021 Read More →
Prospect Theater Project Presents “The Underpants

Prospect Theater Project Presents “The Underpants

Prospect Theater Project Presents “The Underpants WHAT: From the author of Picasso at the Lapine Agile comes this exquisite adaptation of a classic German farce. Louise and Theo’s bourgeois existence is shattered whenLouise’s wardrobe malfunction becomes the talk of the town. What follows is afast and furious romp that skewers gender roles, double standards, fleetingmoments […]

By September 1, 2021 Read More →
AllAgesView – A New Chapter

AllAgesView – A New Chapter

AllAgesView By Sofia Johnson In 2006, Madison Murphy, a junior at Modesto High School at the time, and her father, Chris Murphy, founder of Modesto View, had an idea to add an All-Ages column to the magazine. After graduating high school and passing the column to her younger sister, Abbey Murphy, Madison attended the University […]

ZenView- Finding Serenity

ZenView- Finding Serenity

ZenView Mary Layton Looking for Serenity What is serenity? The Oxford dictionary defines it as: “ The state of being calm, peaceful and untroubled.” The goal of meditation is to reach a state of serenity that is when your mind is still and calm. We live in unprecedented times. Our world is changing in front […]

By August 31, 2021 0 Comments Read More →
PerformingView – New Stagings

PerformingView – New Stagings

PerformingView By Chris Murphy It is a new strange time in our local performing arts. We are trying to open up, we are trying to get larger audiences and yet we hang on the door step. Many venues in the larger cities are requiring vaccination proof or a fresh negative COVID PCR test. This is […]