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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Poinsettia Fundraiser

Poinsettia Fundraiser

The Parent Resource Center will hold its 22nd Annual Poinsettia Fundraiser.  Florist quality red and pink poinsettias are available for purchase by phone or online.  The fundraiser benefits the non-profit child abuse prevention agency. Details below and in the attached news release. Decorate with holiday plants and help local families 22nd annual poinsettia sale benefits child […]

By November 14, 2018 Read More →
UnpluggedView: An Offering You Can’t Refuse

UnpluggedView: An Offering You Can’t Refuse

Unplugged View by Aaron Rowan An Offering You Can’t Refuse I spent a month trying the keto diet over the Summer after a friend got me curious about it. High fat, no bread, no sugar. It works! But everything is upside down when you’re on this diet. For instance, you have to take the gun and […]

By November 14, 2018 Read More →
ComedyView: Happy Fall

ComedyView: Happy Fall

ComedyView: Happy Fall by Felicia Aleman Hello, hello, hello. Congratulations to Serena Gamboa–the Spicy Latina–for her win at the 2018 Modesto Area Music Awards (MAMA) for Best Comedy. Serena was born and raised in Modesto and has been performing and producing shows for five years. She was raised by her dad, an ex-Marine/ex-cop, so she has […]

By November 14, 2018 Read More →
SongwriterView: Table of Plenty

SongwriterView: Table of Plenty

  SONGWRITER VIEW Table of Plenty By Patty Castillo Davis It’s giving time. Time to be mindful about what you say, how you model positivity, what you have and about how you can fill the void in others’ universe. Our community is abundant with opportunities to be fulfilled culturally, artistically and leading by example to […]

By November 14, 2018 Read More →
MAMAView Thanks for Giving

MAMAView Thanks for Giving

MAMAView: Thanks for Giving By Middagh Goodwin      It is November, a time to be thankful and reflective. We look forward to 2019 and another year of great entertainment throughout the area. Rockin Holiday kicks off on December 1st and happens every Thurs-Saturday until Christmas. Rockin Holiday is another Community event that the Modesto […]

By November 7, 2018 Read More →
98° InterView

98° InterView

98° InterView By Efren Martinez In five short years from 1997 to 2002, 98° sold a staggering 10 million records, scored a chart-topping single, “Thank God I Found You,” with Mariah Carey and Joe, and collaborated with their collective idol, Stevie Wonder, on “True to Your Heart,” for the 1998 animated Disney film, Mulan. Their […]

By November 7, 2018 Read More →
Veterans Pavillion Dedication

Veterans Pavillion Dedication

Veterans Pavilion Dedication   WHAT: Community Hospice will be honoring those that have served and are currently serving our country in the armed forces at the annual Veterans Pavilion Dedication Ceremony on November 12, 2018. Community members are welcome to reflect and memorialize a loved one. There is no charge to attend.    Community Hospice is a partner in […]

By November 6, 2018 Read More →
BrewView: Rabbit’s Foot Meadery-The Largest Meadery You’ve Never Heard Of

BrewView: Rabbit’s Foot Meadery-The Largest Meadery You’ve Never Heard Of

BrewView: Rabbit’s Foot Meadery-The Largest Meadery You’ve Never Heard Of By Christopher Mitchell and Brandilyn Brown Nothing gets BrewView more excited than trips to check out new libations. And it doesn’t have to be new to the scene, as long as it’s new to us! We keep driving farther and farther to find new tap […]

By November 6, 2018 Read More →
Soup is Stewing this Season!

Soup is Stewing this Season!

Soup is Stewing this Season! by Jessica L. Sule & Mick V. Rubalcava    Photo Credits: ModestoNews.com    Now that the cooler weather has arrived, hot soup season is upon us! We went around town to taste a few of our local favorites that we have been eagerly anticipating.    Mocha Magic has a dedicated […]

By November 5, 2018 Read More →
BigView – Shop Small and Black Friday Tips

BigView – Shop Small and Black Friday Tips

The BigView By Chris Murphy Creativity, family, friendship and fun is in the air every November in Modesto USA. I walk outside in the morning to get my morning newspaper and it is dark, chilly and amazing. I just love the feeling in the air, and the buzz in the community as we get ready […]

By November 4, 2018 Read More →
BigView – The Crafty ModShop is Coming

BigView – The Crafty ModShop is Coming

ModShop – Modesto’s Holiday Season Opener By Chris Murphy One of Modesto’s best fall traditions has become the ModShop weekend, brought to life by the dynamic trip of Ruhi Sheikh, Kate Trompetter and Tricia Rosenow. You can do really creative small shopping at Mod Shop on Nov 24 from 5-9pm, located on J St between […]

By November 4, 2018 Read More →
GreetingsView – That Thanksgiving Feeling

GreetingsView – That Thanksgiving Feeling

Greetings Friends, I love the feeling of Thanksgiving. That warm home and family feeling. I really don’t care about any of the shopping things, and really, I draw a line at Christmas coming out before Thanksgiving. Call me traditional, but that weekend after Thanksgiving is when the tree goes up and our family gets out […]

By November 4, 2018 Read More →
BargainView – Sun, Clouds and Color

BargainView – Sun, Clouds and Color

BargainView By Monica Barber The afternoon sky is a mix of sun and clouds as this day lights up with color. It’s on the trees, the flowers and in the leaves strewn across the ground. Ms. M finds herself fortunate enough to be able to enjoy to soak up the colors during this season preparing […]

By November 4, 2018 Read More →
ModestoView’s  Holiday Preview

ModestoView’s Holiday Preview

ModestoView’s Amazing Rockin’ Holiday Preview There is so much happening here this holiday season. You better check this list out and check it twice. You are going to need to book babysitters or take the whole family because you won’t want to miss out on any of these. Clip and save this list and please […]

By November 4, 2018 Read More →
Now Playing

Now Playing

CommunityView: Now Playing  by Dave Storm    Through the view of the silent shutter, in today’s 21st century of photography, we take a selective macro lens glimpse, into a unique area of a dynamic interest, through the filters of digital rendering, in a world of nearly digital everything. And in this unique and unveiled form […]

By November 2, 2018 Read More →