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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MSO Present Virtual Recital

MSO Present Virtual Recital

MODESTO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA TO PRESENT   PIANIST STEPHEN HOUGH VIRTUAL RECITAL JANUARY 14  MODESTO, CA – The Modesto Symphony Orchestra (MSO) will present a virtual recital featuring renowned pianist Stephen Hough and hosted by Associate Conductor Ryan Murray on Thursday, January 14 at 7:00 pm. The virtual performance will feature a variety of works by Bach, Schumann, and Liszt.   “We were lucky […]

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Oak Valley Community Bank Announces Executive VP

Oak Valley Community Bank Announces Executive VP

OAK VALLEY COMMUNITY BANK ANNOUNCES EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT PROMOTIONS OAKDALE, CA – Oak Valley Bancorp (NASDAQ: OVLY), the bank holding company for Oak Valley Community Bank and their Eastern Sierra Community Bank division, recently announced the promotions of Julie DeHart to Executive Vice President, Retail Banking Group, and Cathy Ghan to Executive Vice President, Commercial […]

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MAMAView: A New View

MAMAView: A New View

MAMAView: A New ViewBy Middagh Goodwin It is a new year a new decade, and usually, we would all be planning for great things in the months to come. We continue to be in the worse pandemic any of us have experienced in our lifetimes. Several vaccines present the proverbial light at the end of […]

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FitView: Vaccinate Your Fitness 2021

FitView: Vaccinate Your Fitness 2021

FitView: Vaccinate Your Fitness 2021By Efren Martinez As we enter into 2021 I know we all are looking forward to a brighter and better New Year. One of the most exciting and promising parts of the New Year is the Covid 19 vaccine. It will save lives and is the start of getting us back […]

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Jazz BluesView: Things Will Get Better

Jazz BluesView: Things Will Get Better

Jazz/Blues View: Things Will Get Better By Eric Benson Well, 2020 certainly has been one of the most challenging years I have ever lived through bar none, With COVID, extreme heat, California on fire but sometimes you just got to roll with it. I continue to suspend disbelief and keep going forward. My job as […]

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ArtView: New Year Subject to Change

ArtView: New Year Subject to Change

ART VIEW: New Year Subject to ChangeBy Jim Christiansen Art in the Time of COVID. Nice to have the vaccine news hitting as I write the Art View column. There is still disruption in all our lives, as more reschedules, cancellations affect everyone. That includes the local artists. Many of us still creating, painting, adding […]

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Annual Concert to Benefit Modesto Peace/Life Center

Annual Concert to Benefit Modesto Peace/Life Center

John McCutcheon performs live-streaming concert Jan. 9 to benefit Modesto Peace/Life Center Six-time Grammy nominated folk musician John McCutcheon has been performing a yearly benefit concert for the Peace/Life Center for nearly 20 years. This year the concert will be streaming on Sat., January 9 at 4PM Pacific Standard Time. Johnny Cash called John McCutcheon “the […]

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Toy Drive for PRC

Toy Drive for PRC

Modesto company holds toy drive to benefit child abuse prevention agency Contacts:Pierce Brooker, Piercing Instincts Property Management (209) 818-9550 Nicole Bravo, Piercing Instincts Property Management (209) 534-2459 Susan Mendieta Beasley, Parent Resource Center (209) 549-8193 Piercing Instincts Property Management in Modesto is collecting toys and gifts for the Parent Resource Center’s (PRC) client children ages […]

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SongwriterView: Hindsight in 2020

SongwriterView: Hindsight in 2020

SongwriterView: Hindsight in 2020By Patty Castillo Davis The past year has been full of paradigm shifting moments, too many to count. January was ushered in with velocity and literally set the tone for 2020 when it found the U.S. creating a substantial initiation of force in the President’s authorized assassination strike against Iraq’s Gen. Qasem […]

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BoutiqueView – Lots to Love at Bonnie J

BoutiqueView – Lots to Love at Bonnie J

by Rebecca Murphy There’s a lot to love at Bonnie J. We all know a person that has the gift of putting together a terrific outfit, pulling off a great hairstyle and finding beautiful accessories for their finely decorated home. For those of us lucky to call Lisa Ardis our friend we know she has […]

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HolidayView- Gifts with Sparkle

HolidayView- Gifts with Sparkle

HolidayView By Chris Murphy 2020 is a year that needs some sparkle! Rockin’ Holiday will be back, brighter and more sparkly in 10th St Plaza. You can expect some fun surprises this year as we create a safe distance version for you and your families to enjoy. This year, even the buildings surrounding the plaza […]

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FoodView – The Boardroom Gets Back to its Roots

FoodView – The Boardroom Gets Back to its Roots

Food View By Chris Murphy I have been a fan of The Boardroom since it was a blueprint many years ago. I have had many a cocktails, great lunches and even had our first May the 4th Celebration there. Owner Roman Wagner is one of the best in our region about creating a theme for […]

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BarView – Holiday Treats

BarView – Holiday Treats

By Chris Murphy Well the weather outside is frightful, but cocktail season can still be delightful. America is going to learn what Europe has known all along; outside dining and café seating is part of our year-round experience now. We call it #cafelife. As we get into winter, we look for some of those amazing […]

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PoetryView – MoSt Poetry Challenge

PoetryView – MoSt Poetry Challenge

PoetryView December is the time to get creative with your words and phrases. Modesto-Stanislaus Poetry Center will host the 2nd Tuesday Poetry Reading featuring Meg Withers and Odilia Galvan Rodriguez on December 8 at 7:00 pm online and a Zoom invitation can be found on their Facebook page after December 1. Be part of the […]

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2020 MAMA Awards

2020 MAMA Awards

MAMA Awards 2020 As we bring this year to a close, we miss the days of live performances, great concerts and gathering to celebrate our amazing local music talent. This year everything was different. We had a season of webcasts, limited live gigs, modified festivals, new music and we now know what everyone’s living room, […]

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