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Serve at Love Modesto!

LOVE MODESTO is getting super excited for this Saturday preparing for over 4000 volunteers, but we can still use your help!

There is still a big need for more volunteers for these following projects:

  • Beautify Modesto Parks
  • Clean Up Modesto
  • Airport Neighborhood – Oregon Park
  • Needham Neighborhood Clean Up
  • Orchard Park Neighborhood Clean Up
  • Tobacco Litter Clean Up
  • Tuolumne River Clean Up
  • Delta Blood Bank
  • Love All Our Kids
  • Pajama Program
  • Downey High School
  • El Vista Elementary School
  • Garrison Elementary School
  • Hanshaw Middle School
  • Johansen High School
  • Modesto High School

People can sign up at LoveModesto.com and click on “Projects.”

April 18 Festivities begin at 8am on I & 10th Streets, right in front of the Gallo Center.

  • Lots of music, free giveaways including Modesto Nuts tickets for all!
  • Free food and refreshments (SaveMart, Starbucks, Pepsi, Blue Diamond Growers, Del Monte, Buffalo Wild Wings, Frito Lay, Gold N Fresh Bakery, etc.)!
  • Free Kid’s Zone featuring jump houses, face painting, super heroes, games, etc.!
  • Free back massages by Armstrong Chiropractic!
  • Free family/friend photos by Platinum Photo Booth!
  • Fire trucks, ambulances, CHP, Sheriff and MPD patrol cars, motor bikes, swat truck, K9 and horses!
  • And LOTS more!

It’s going to be an incredible family-friendly atmosphere before we all go out to volunteer in 90+ projects!

Out of the Darkness Walk to Prevent Suicide

Saturday, Sept. 20, Mancini Bowl in Graceada Park, 8am: registration, 9am: walk

Walk to raise awareness about suicide.

Mentors-in-Action

Mentors-in-Action, College Avenue’s mentoring program pairing community volunteers with Modesto High students, will be holding a mentor training Saturday, September 27, from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm, at 1341 College Avenue, Fireside Room.   We welcome any of you who are interested in developing a friendship with a teen and helping him/her achieve potential in school and in life.

The students may be disadvantaged economically, but they are academically able and part of a program that prepares them for college.  A minimum of four hours a month and a year’s commitment are required. If you are interested in attending the training or have questions or concerns, please call Sharon Froba at 521-7265.

MoPride Spaghetti Feed Fundraising

Spaghetti Feed Fundraising event to benefit Modesto Pride.
Tickets for the dinner are $7.25 for single, family of four is $25.00.

Raffle tickets are $1.00 and will be sold throughout the evening.
contact person: James Brown at 209-846-0636 or email gaygay209@gmail.com

Center Stage Conservatory production of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest”

You can support and encourage one of our  youngest new members of CACC by attending and enjoying a production she’s been working with all summer.    Pansy Plata plays several roles in the Center Stage Conservatory production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Performances are this Friday and Saturday, July 25 and 26,  at 7:00 pm and Sunday, July 27,  at 2:00 pm.   The theater space is in the basement of an office building on the corner of 11th and J in Modesto (address is 948 11th, entrance is on J Street. Tickets are $10 adults, $5 students.

Fiesta Day to Support Family Promise

Wednesday, June 25, 11am – 9pm

Please plan to join us on Wednesday, June 25th from 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM at Chevy’s Fresh Mex Restaurant on Standiford Ave. in Modesto for Family Promise Fiesta Day. Chevy’s will donate 20% of the sales from everyone who brings in a Family Promise event flyer for lunch and dinner.

Spread the word and plan to join the Fiesta! It’s a fun and delicious way to support the mission of Family Promise as we continue to empower local families to overcome

FamilyPromiseFiestaDay Flyer

New Support Group

The new Mental Health Support Group Class that began Tuesday, July 8 will continue to meet the second Tuesday of each month at 7pm in the Youth Building, through December 2014.

This group is for those who have mental health issues, their family and friends. This is not a therapy group, but a gathering of people who can share support, resources, and a sense of hope.

Facilitator: Chaplain Erin King

 

“Time to Heal–Body and Soul”

The College Avenue  Healing/Wellness Team invites you to a one-day retreat, “Time to Heal–Body and Soul” led by Rev. Nancy McKay of Berkeley Saturday, March 22, from9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Fellowship Hall.  The theme will be “Whole People and Wholistic Medicine– Love is the Greatest Healing Power.”   With story and sharing, with setting intentions, with relaxation and trust, we will focus on what needs our loving attention right now.  Prayer and laying on of hands will be taught using a combination of body work modes.  This gentle and respectful method, the Pilgrimage Integrative Healing Process, was developed by Dr. Tanya Vonnegut, an Episcopal priest.  One remains fully clothed, privacy is respected, and the usual result is feeling loved and cared about.  The CACC Healing/Wellness Team uses this process for its healing sessions.  People trained in this process are welcome to become members of our Healing/Wellness team.  Donation for the retreat is $20 before March 10 and $25 after March 10, which includes lunch. Please call or email Lisa Bruk to register, lbruk@sbcglobal.net., 551-8509.

 

Mentor Training

Mentor Training, Saturday, March 15, 9am to 12:30pm, College Avenue

Mentoring a high school student is rewarding for both the mentor and the mentee. Mentors-in-Action pairs financially disadvantaged but academically able Modesto High students with community volunteers.

The purpose is to foster a friendship through one-on-one interactions four hours a month. No knowledge of algebra or geometry is required. Mentors must participate in a training Saturday, March 15 from 9:00 to 12:30. For more information or to sign up, please contact Sharon Froba at 521-7265.

College Avenue members who have been or who are currently mentors are as follows: Janet Betcher, Lisa Bruk, Liz Carota, Debbie DeBoer, Andrea Duroy, Sharon and David Froba, Linda Johnson, Denise Judd, Erin King, Andrew Lee, Bill Mensing, Bob Moore, Richard Oliver, Gene Palmie, Julie Reuben, Mary Rose Shelton, Linda Smith, and Kim Weinmeister.

John McCutcheon Concert

John McCutcheon will do a benefit concert for the Modesto Peace/Life Center on Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 7pm at the Modesto Church of the Brethren, 209-523-1438.

Tickets are $20, $5 for youth.