2020 Events Cancelled

Events planned for this year (including Peace Camp and 50th Anniversary celebration) have been cancelled due to covid-19 concerns.  We will publish updates as circumstances change.

38th Annual Peace Camp • Cancelled

Note:  this event has been cancelled.

The Modesto Peace/Life Center’s 38th Annual Peace Camp in the Sierras will take place on June 26-28, 2020 at Camp Peaceful Pines. We’ll enjoy a weekend of workshops, good food, singing, drum circle, crafts, talent show, recreation, and stimulating people of all ages in a beautiful mountain setting. Families and individuals are welcome. Register early for a discount.

Leng Power will present the Saturday workshop “Joy:  The Secret Sauce of Self-Renewal and Community Transformation.” “If I can’t dance, I don’t want to be in your revolution.” — Emma Goldman, Russian Feminist Activist.

Leng will explore the work of social movements that use centered-joy and lightheartedness as a subversive and effective strategy to create collective resiliency. Participants will learn practical ways in which joy can be incorporated into their lives as a critical component towards building a resistance to fear and despair. This workshop will incorporate movement of body and breathing exercises.

Leng is a mindfulness practitioner and draws upon her experience as an American Leadership Forum Senior Fellow as well as her time with the Modesto Peace/Life Center.

Camp Peaceful Pines, on Clark Fork Road off Hwy. 108 in the Stanislaus National Forest, is the venue for Peace Camp. In 2018, the Donnell Fire burned much of the surrounding area but the Camp itself remains intact and is still a place of beauty and tranquility surrounded by Mother Nature’s continuing restoration.

Camp Peaceful Pines features a kitchen and bathroom facilities, rustic cabins and platform tents and a cabin for those with special needs. Depending on the number of campers, cabins may be shared. Campers share in meal preparation, cleanup, and other work.

The camp fee covers the program, food, and lodging for the weekend. Adults are $75 before May 1st, $85 before June 4 and $95 after June 4. Young people, 18 and under, are $55 before May 1st, $60 before June 4, and $65 after June 4. Ages 3 and under free. Minors under 18 need to be accompanied by an adult. Partial scholarships and day rates are also available. Donations for scholarships are appreciated. The camp opens with supper at 6:00pm on Friday and closes after the morning gathering on Sunday. Directions and other information will be provided to participants before camp. Registration forms are available online at www.stanislausconnections.org and www.peacelifecenter.org to download and mail. The online registration payment option can be done by searching for Peace Camp 2020 at www.brownpapertickets.com. There will be a wait list if registration becomes full.

Information: Marian McBride-Luman, 209-765-0640,

Golden State Road Warriors Event Cancelled

Golden State Road Warriors Return to Modesto Has Been Cancelled

UPDATE:  Due to coronavirus concerns this event has been cancelled. 

Join the Modesto Peace/Life Center as the professional Golden State Road Warriors Wheelchair Basketball Team returns to Modesto to fundraise for KCBP 95.5 FM, your community radio station, at the Modesto Junior College Gym, 435 College Ave., Modesto on Saturday, March 28 at 4:00 p.m.

If you’ve never experienced wheelchair basketball you’ll be out of your seat cheering!

This is the third year for this unique event to benefit community radio station 95.5FM. It will include audience participation against the professionals, door prizes, entertainment, VIP guests, and much more!

This exciting, fun game features the Golden State Warriors Wheelchair Team playing against participating audience members and a VIP guest! There will be a silent and live auction, raffle, entertainment and much more.

TICKETS: $10 per person: $5 Students, Seniors and Disabled will be available soon at www.kcbpradio.org, or call Jocelyn Cooper 209 232-5845.

Peace Essay Contest Awards Cancelled

UPDATE:  Due to coronavirus concerns, this event has been cancelled.

 

The Modesto Peace/Life Center invites you

to

The Peace Essay Contest Awards Ceremony

 

FRIDAY, April 3, 2020

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

at the Mary Stuart Rogers Student Center

Modesto Junior College West Campus

2201 Blue Gum Ave., Modesto

 

Top Winners will read their essays!

John McCutcheon Concert 2020

John McCutcheon January 14 concert Modesto kicks off Modesto Peace/Life Center’s 50th year

Six-time Grammy nominated folk musician John McCutcheon performs in his 18th benefit concert for the Modesto Peace/Life Center on Tuesday, January 14 at 7pm at the Modesto Church of the Brethren, 2301 Woodland Ave., Modesto. This concert will be the inaugural event of the Peace/Life Center’s 50th year of working for justice and peace. Johnny Cash called John McCutcheon “the most impressive instrumentalist I’ve ever heard.” John is a master of the guitar, banjo, hammer dulcimer, piano, autoharp and fiddle.

Red Tail Ring will perform with John. The Michigan-based duo creates lush, intricate arrangements of original folk music and traditional ballads with banjo, fiddle, guitar, and close harmonies.

Tickets are $25 in advance, $28 at the door and youth 24 and under are $10. Online tickets sales are at https://mccutcheonmodesto2020.brownpapertickets.com/. Tickets can be purchased in person by check or cash at the Brethren Church, 2301 Woodland Ave., 523-1438, and at Intrinsic Elements, 1214 J St., 409-8510.

 You can sponsor the John McCutcheon concert

 Please consider becoming a sponsor of the concert. You will receive tickets to the concert, your name in the program, and reserved seating. Five levels of sponsorship are available:

  • Autoharp — $50 One ticket
  • Guitar — $100 Two tickets
  • Banjo — $175 Four tickets
  • Piano — $300 Eight tickets
  • Hammer Dulcimer — $500 Sixteen tickets

To sponsor, contact Tim Smart 209-918-3332 or

Information: Ken Schroeder 209-480-4576.  John’s website is www.folkmusic.com

Annual Harvest Gathering

Harvest Gathering

Friday, Oct. 26, 2018

5:00 -7:00 p.m.

1125 Edgebrook Dr.   Modesto

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. — Margaret Mead

 The Modesto Peace/Life Center invites you to join us

  • Support the Center’s 32nd Annual Peace Essay Contest that engages students county-wide in writing about current issues and nonviolent solutions. $25 donation at the door.
  • Celebrate three Center volunteers who stand out for their generous and steadfast dedication:  Jocelyn Cooper, Ken Schroeder, & Jim Costello.
  •  Enjoy the company of friendly and engaging kindred spirits, and relish tasty hors d’oevres, eye-popping desserts, and a variety of beverages.

A lively, meaningful way to start your weekend. Mark your calendar now!

Hosted by John Frailing & María Arévalo

Golden State Road Warriors Game to Benefit KCBP Radio

Golden State Road Warriors Wheelchair Basketball Coming to Modesto

Sunday, October 28

Enochs High School Gymnasium

3201 Sylvan Avenue, Modesto CA

2:00 – 4:00pm

If you’ve never experienced wheelchair basketball you’ll be out of your seat cheering!

This unique event will include audience participation against the professionals, door prizes, entertainment, VIP guests, and much more!

Tickets are $20.00 per person, $10.00 for Students, Seniors, and disabled.

Tickets available at the door, online at www.kcbpradio.org, or call Jocelyn Cooper 209 232-5845.

Sponsored by the NBA Golden State Warriors & Modesto Peace/Life Center.


Proceeds from this fast-paced, exciting fundraising event will help bring to our area a new community radio station, KCBP 95.5 FM. The station, soon to go on air, is a project of the Modesto Peace/Life Center.

Harvest Gathering 2019

A Harvest Gathering

Friday, Nov. 1, 2019

5:00 -7:00 p.m.

1125 Edgebrook Dr.,  Modesto

 The Modesto Peace/Life Center invites you to join us

  • Support the Center’s Annual Peace Essay Contest that engages students to write about current issues and nonviolent solutions.  Suggested donation: $20/person.  Casual attire.
  • Enjoy the company of friendly and engaging kindred spirits, and relish tasty hors d’oevres, good wines, and special coffees and teas.

Hosted by John Frailing & María Arévalo

Peace Camp Time Again

After successful Winter activities like the annual John McCutcheon concert and Peace Essay Contest, now we look forward to our annual Peace Camp in June.

Modesto Peace/Life Center’s 36th Annual Peace Camp will take place June 22-24 at Camp Peaceful Pines.  A full slate of activities for the whole family is planned.  Check the Peace Camp page for details.  Order tickets now and save!

 

Peace Essay Contest Open

The 33rd Annual Peace Essay Contest is now accepting entries through Nov. 22, 2019.  This year’s theme:  “Heroes of Peace.”

Participation last year was high. It drew entries from 713 students, representing 37 schools and 47 teachers in Stanislaus County. Every student was recognized with a certificate of participation. All 80 finalists and school winners received a locally designed and printed T-shirt. Place winners and honorable mentions in each division received cash prizes that were made possible through the generosity of local community members.
 
Click here to download a full PDF packet about the contest, or see peaceessaycontest.weebly.com.