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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Creative Synergy

Creative Synergy

Creative Synergy February 11, 6-8 pm “Synergy: the interaction or cooperation of two or more organizations, substances, or other agents to produce a combined effect greater than the sum of their separate effects.” Are you ready to showcase your talent and take your art to the next level through collaboration with other artists? Join us […]

By January 21, 2023 Read More →
<strong><em>SCOE Announces Names of Seven “Employees Making a Difference”  to Represent Stanislaus County at Statewide Recognition Program</em></strong>

SCOE Announces Names of Seven “Employees Making a Difference”  to Represent Stanislaus County at Statewide Recognition Program

SCOE Announces Names of Seven “Employees Making a Difference”  to Represent Stanislaus County at Statewide Recognition Program                 The Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE) and the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) Region VII partnered to honor outstanding classified (non-supervisory) education employees in Stanislaus County. Called “Employees Making a Difference,” school districts throughout […]

By January 20, 2023 Read More →
KidsView: Sensory Story Time Hosted by “Sensory Dough By Kelsie” & “Breathing Through”

KidsView: Sensory Story Time Hosted by “Sensory Dough By Kelsie” & “Breathing Through”

KidsView: Sensory Story Time Hosted by “Sensory Dough By Kelsie” & “Breathing Through” By Brandilyn Mitchell I recently attended the monthly Sensory Story Time for Tots Sponsored by Stanislaus First 5, held at the Petersen Event Center (108 Campus Way) near downtown Modesto. Kelsie van Rys and Veronica Tovar co-lead this storytime together, where they […]

By January 18, 2023 Read More →
The Beat is Back in Modesto

The Beat is Back in Modesto

MAMAView: The Beat is Back in ModestoBy Middagh Goodwin If your New Year resolution was to go to more live concerts, then 2023 will start with one heck of a bang. On the third weekend of January, it will feel like music in Modesto is officially back. There will be four not to miss musical […]

By January 9, 2023 Read More →
Back On Track Fitness

Back On Track Fitness

FitView: Back On Track FitnessBy Efren Martinez It’s a new year with a few of the same resolutions and fitness goals as last year. One of the biggest resolutions for most is to lose some weight. Sure we all want to lose weight instead of gaining it but during the Holiday it can be quite […]

By January 3, 2023 Read More →
Bird Fever

Bird Fever

Unplugged View: Bird Feverby Aaron Rowan Reports are in of a new bug circulating around Modesto as the new year begins: CORVID-23, more commonly known as “bird fever.” Not to be confused with the dreaded bird flu…..or that other thing…..CORVID-23 is a social contagion characterized by an irresistible craving for fresh and unique live music […]

By January 2, 2023 Read More →
Welcome 2023

Welcome 2023

BargainView: Welcome 2023!By Monica Barber Happy New Year! From my home to yours I send my best wishes to you all for 2023. Ms. M finds herself enjoying a glass of kombucha this afternoon thinking about what the New Year will bring. Every year people hope to bring change to their lives with resolutions. Here […]

By January 1, 2023 Read More →
NYE 2023

NYE 2023

Here is a list of confirmed New Year’s Eve events. We will update the online calendar and share it on our social media as any new events may get announced. Remember, Don’t Drink and Drive, designate a driver or take a cab, Lyft or Uber when you are done partying for the night. Looking forward […]

By December 13, 2022 Read More →
A Runners Heart

A Runners Heart

FitView: A Runners HeartBy Efren Martinez Being a runner as well as a Tri-Athlete may sometimes come with an ill side effect of living a healthy lifestyle. Quite often it’s not the actual race that can be detrimental to your heart health but the training that leads up to it. I’ve often read that each […]

By December 6, 2022 Read More →
<strong>Hogwarts Winter Break after-hours event at the Stanislaus County Library</strong>

Hogwarts Winter Break after-hours event at the Stanislaus County Library

Hogwarts Winter Break after-hours event at the Stanislaus County Library A magical evening awaits Harry Potter fans at the Modesto Library Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry will offer Hogwarts Winter Break, a special after-hours event scheduled for Friday, Dec. 16 at the Modesto Library. The ticketed Harry Potter-themed event will feature crafts and activities […]

By December 3, 2022 Read More →
Dashing Through The Season

Dashing Through The Season

Dashing Through The Season!By Monica Barber It’s that year again! The holidays are here, and Ms M is overjoyed with the season already! This year is shaping up to be quite wonderful and filled with many things to be celebrated. Modesto has had its ups and downs for the past few years and the holidays […]

By December 3, 2022 Read More →
The Fandom Of The Opera

The Fandom Of The Opera

Unplugged View: The Fandom Of The Operaby Aaron Rowan Winter is my favorite season, and world music features some of my favorite sounds: the twang of Chinese string instruments; the haunting harmonies of Eastern European vocal music; the zesty high spirits of a traditional Italian folk song. On the first Sunday of this month, there’ll […]

By December 2, 2022 Read More →
Got Blues You Can Use!

Got Blues You Can Use!

Got Blues You Can Use!By Eric Benson The Hodidaze are upon us and plenty to do in the downtown Modesto scene.  People are starting to come back out to the downtown and arts and music. Please continue to support the arts in our community so they can flourish. We lost Chefs of New York Downtown. […]

By December 1, 2022 Read More →
Holiday Shopping

Holiday Shopping

Art View Holiday Shopping By Jim Christiansen Holiday shopping is in full swing this month. Art Walk comes up 10 days before Christmas on December 15, and I’ll be one of the Artists with a table at Mistlin Gallery with wine frogs, coffee cats, calendars for sale, along with other local CCAA member Artists. All […]

By November 29, 2022 Read More →
Spirit of Giving

Spirit of Giving

MAMAView: Spirit of GivingBy Middagh Goodwin Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday are all behind us and I am hoping you all shopped small and locally. Hopefully, you picked something unique up at ModShop from one of the many talented artists and crafters that make up that truly wonderful event. Might I make […]

By November 28, 2022 Read More →