Datebook lists upcoming events and items of interest for residents of Escalon, Farmington, Collegeville and the surrounding area.
The Escalon High School and El Portal Middle School Band Boosters organizations are planning their annual Trivia Bee for Saturday, Jan. 28 in the high school’s Performing Arts Center. This year will be the 10th annual Bee and the theme this year will be “Disney …”
All are invited to come and watch the teams battle it out for top honors; there will also be opportunity drawings and the ‘bee’ beings at 7 p.m. For more information, contact April Adams at 209-606-6487 or Melanie McPherrin at 209603-0172.
Team Cancer Stampers, one of the teams participating in the Relay For Life of Escalon this coming May, is getting its fundraising started with a fun Bunco Bash, set for Sunday, Feb. 12. This sixth annual “Let’s stamp out cancer!” bunco event will be hosted at the Escalon Azores Band Hall, 1436 First St., Escalon and begins at 1 p.m. Cost is $25 to play and there will also be opportunity drawing tickets available for gift baskets as well. There will be lots of prizes, food and fun. For tickets or more information, call Gerri at 209-324-6947 or Debbie at 209-247-9989.
The Escalon Sunrise Rotary Club will be hosting its annual Super Bowl Omelet Breakfast on Sunday, Feb. 5 at the Escalon High School cafeteria. Funds earned from the event will go to provide scholarships for Escalon High seniors. The event runs from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. and costs $8.50 per person; breakfast includes a wide choice of omelet fillings, biscuits, fruit salad, pastries and drinks. Tickets may be obtained from any Escalon Sunrise Rotary member or by contacting Duane at Bank of the West at 8387371.
Riverbank welcomes the REO Speechtrain Toastmasters Club for regular meetings every Wednesday morning, 6:30 a.m. to 7:45 a.m., at Perko’s Cafe, Patterson and Oakdale roads, Riverbank. This is a fun way to learn the self-confidence and skills needed for public speaking. All are invited to come and check out the group. The next meeting will be Wednesday, Feb. 1. For more information, call (209) 8698200.
Chocolate Lovers’ Hoedown – a buffet dinner plus community hoedown and chocolate auction is set for Saturday, Feb. 4, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds, Manzanita Building, in Sonora. All are encouraged to come ready to eat and dance. The dancing will include line, round, and circle dances, and will be called Rachel Phillips. The buffet dinner will be prepared by Chef Dave Ingram of Chef Dave Cooks! Tickets are $35 and may be purchased at The Mountain Bookshop in the Junction and Schnoog’s. For more information, call 962-0805.