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Date­book lists up­com­ing events and items of in­ter­est for res­i­dents of Escalon, Farm­ing­ton, Col­legeville and the sur­round­ing area.

Sign-ups are be­ing taken now for a bus trip to Black Oak Casino, planned for Satur­day, Oct. 17 by the Escalon His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety. The bus will leave the Escalon Shop­ping Cen­ter at 9 a.m. and re­turn at 3:30 p.m. Cost is $25 and in­cludes $10 in free play, $5 match play, and a food dis­count. Call Cathy at 838-1777 or the Escalon His­tor­i­cal Mu­seum at 838-8070 to re­serve your seat by Mon­day, Oct. 5.

***** The Modesto Area Part­ners in Science (MAPS) will of­fer a pre­sen­ta­tion en­ti­tled “The Search for Life in the Uni­verse: Are We Truly Alone” by Lynn J. Roth­schild, an as­tro­bi­ol­o­gist at the Na­tional Aero­nau­tics and Space Ad­min­is­tra­tion (NASA) Ames Re­search Cen­ter. The free event is sched­uled for Fri­day, Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mary Stu­art Rogers Stu­dent Cen­ter on Modesto Ju­nior Col­lege’s West Cam­pus, 2201 Blue Gum Ave., Modesto.

***** The San Joaquin Val­ley Swiss Echoes, a singing and yo­del­ing club in Ripon, is hav­ing its an­nual fall con­cert and dance on Satur­day, Oct. 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Swiss Hall in Ripon, on the cor­ner of Man­ley and East Main streets. They are hav­ing a “Cabaret Night” with a va­ri­ety of singing and en­ter­tain­ment, fol­lowed by danc­ing to the tunes of Ron Scheiber Mitchell Gan­der Or­ches­tra. Ad­mis­sion to the con­cert and dance is $10 in ad­vance and $12 at the door.

***** Team “Nuts for Life” is get­ting an early start on fundrais­ing for next year’s Re­lay For Life in Escalon, host­ing a Bunco fundraiser on Fri­day, Oct. 23 start­ing at 6 p.m. Bunco, along with a raf­fle and potato bar, will be hosted at the Escalon United Methodist Church, 2000 Jack­son Ave., Escalon. Cost is $20 per ticket. For more in­for­ma­tion or to get your tick­ets, con­tact Suzanne Longstreth at 8382891, Sandy Bomer at 8452647 or any “Nuts for Life” team mem­ber.

***** McHenry Man­sion Foun­da­tion will stage its Ta­ble Set­ting Event on Oct. 26 and 27 at the Sea­sons Event Cen­ter, 945 McHenry Ave., Modesto. Preview Day will be Mon­day, Oct. 26 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Cost is a $10 do­na­tion at the door and in­cludes cof­fee, tea or punch and cook­ies while you view the dec­o­rated ta­bles. Lun­cheon Day on Tues­day, Oct. 27 will fea­ture the dis­play of ta­bles, a lunch served at noon, with the doors open at 10:30 a.m. and no host bev­er­ages dur­ing the event. Reser­va­tions for lunch, paid by Oct. 12, will be $40 and af­ter that time, the price is $45. For reser­va­tions, call Bar­bara at 209-575-9615. For in­for­ma­tion, call Sylvia at 209-606-7948.

***** Mark your cal­en­dar now for the up­com­ing an­nual Hol­i­day Bazaar, hosted at the Escalon United Methodist Church, 2000 Jack­son Ave., Escalon. This year marks the 20th an­niver­sary year of the bazaar, which will be of­fered on Satur­day, Nov. 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the church. Hand­made crafts, gifts and hol­i­day items, needle­work, op­por­tu­nity quilt, wood crafts, home­made jams/jel­lies and frozen ready-to-bake home­made pies will all be avail­able. En­joy a soup/pie lunch for $7 at the event as well. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 838-2792.

***** The Oak­dale Grange hosts a Bunko Nite at 30 Lam­buth Ave., Oak­dale, cor­ner of West F Street and Lam­buth Av­enue ev­ery sec­ond Fri­day of the month. The fun runs from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Do­na­tion is $10 per per­son; snacks and drinks are free. All are in­vited to come, have fun, meet new friends and win prizes. Bunko is easy to learn and fun to play; even if you have never played be­fore, come check out the next Bunko Nite, com­ing up Oct. 9. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Michelle at 838-7421 or Pat at 5568524.

***** ASSE In­ter­na­tional Stu­dent Ex­change Pro­grams is seek­ing in­di­vid­u­als to serve as Area Rep­re­sen­ta­tives in the lo­cal com­mu­nity. ASSE pro­vides aca­demic year and se­mes­ter ex­change pro­grams in the United States for high school stu­dents from around the world. Stu­dents are 15 to 18 years of age, have passed a se­ries of aca­demic and char­ac­ter re­quire­ments and are await­ing an op­por­tu­nity to em­bark on their ‘Amer­i­can Ad­ven­ture.’ For more in­for­ma­tion about ASSE or be­com­ing an Area Rep­re­sen­ta­tive, call the Western Re­gional Of­fice at 1-800-733-2773 or email them at as­seu­sawest@asse. com.

***** Ever wanted to travel to Mardi Gras? Now is the per­fect time to start plan­ning a trip to New Or­leans. Nine Escalon cou­ples went to Mardi Gras in 2012 and, ac­cord­ing to trip par­tic­i­pant Art Ros­setti, they are hop­ing to do it again. Any­one in­ter­ested in learn­ing more about the trip can con­tact Art Ros­setti for dates, cost and de­tails. The trip is not as­so­ci­ated with any travel agency and is not a for-profit ven­ture. He can be reached at 209-589-0770 for more in­for­ma­tion or by email; art.ros­

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