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

A Women’s Mini Re­treat is sched­uled at the Escalon Pres­by­te­rian Church on First Street on Satur­day, Feb. 4. The event is set from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will fea­ture speak­ing and wor­ship duo Crim­son Bridge. Join in for a one-day re­treat geared for women of all ages that will: “ex­plore the truth about who we are on our jour­ney, and how we fit into God’s story … in­stead of the other way around.” The cost is $20 and in­cludes a con­ti­nen­tal break­fast and lunch. To pur­chase tick­ets, go to escalon­ (un­der Events) or con­tact Jayne Fa­hey at 209872-0317.

***** Just a few days left to visit nearby Del­i­cato Vine­yards, as the 29th an­nual Fine Art Show is be­ing staged there through this Satur­day, Feb. 4. Del­i­cato Vine­yards is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and is on High­way 99, four miles north of Man­teca. The pub­lic is en­cour­aged to visit the judged art that will be on dis­play through­out the Tast­ing Room. All art in this show will be avail­able for sale on a first come first sale ba­sis.

***** Escalon Library of­fers a va­ri­ety of pro­grams for pa­trons, in­clud­ing the Tues­day af­ter­noon knit­ting club, start­ing at 1 p.m. and the Adult Col­or­ing Club, Tues­days at 5:30 p.m.; bring your own col­or­ing ma­te­rial or use those pro­vided by the library. Also, Tod­dler/Preschool sto­ry­time runs each Thurs­day, 10:30 a.m. and kids 10 and older can en­joy Mak­erspace ac­tiv­i­ties on Thurs­days, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

***** 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.

***** With pro­ceeds ben­e­fit­ting the Escalon Ed­u­ca­tional Foun­da­tion, a spe­cial Color Run is set for Satur­day, Feb. 11 with both a 5k and a one­mile run/walk of­fered. Races take off from and fin­ish at El Por­tal Mid­dle School, 805 First St., Escalon. Cost is $30 for the 5k Run, $25 for the one-mile Fun Run; Escalon Uni­fied School District stu­dents pay $20 for ei­ther run. Races be­gin at 8 a.m. Regis­ter on­line at ac­ or at any Escalon Uni­fied School District of­fice. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact An­nette Wing at 209-606-7161.

***** 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. 8. For more in­for­ma­tion, call (209) 869-8200.

***** Res­i­dents liv­ing in and around the Escalon area can learn about their risk for car­dio­vas­cu­lar dis­ease, os­teo­poro­sis, di­a­betes, and other chronic, se­ri­ous con­di­tions with af­ford­able screen­ings by Life Line Screen­ing. Escalon Sports­man’s Club at 25195 E. River Road will host this com­mu­nity event on Wed­nes­day, Feb. 8. Screen­ings are af­ford­able, con­ve­nient and ac­ces­si­ble for wheel­chairs and those with trou­ble walk­ing. Free park­ing is also avail­able. Pack­ages start at $149, but con­sul­tants will work with at­ten­dees to cre­ate a pack­age that is right for them based on age and risk fac­tors. Call 1-877-237-1287 or visit the web­site at www. life­li­ne­screen­ Pr­ereg­is­tra­tion is re­quired.

***** The Good Time Ac­cor­dion Club will host its next gath­er­ing on Wed­nes­day, Feb. 8 at the Escalon Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, 1055 Escalon Ave., start­ing at 7 p.m. This monthly mu­sic and so­cial is of­fered the sec­ond Wed­nes­day of each month. Ad­mis­sion is $5 at the door and ac­cor­dion fans and per­form­ers of all skill lev­els are wel­come. This month’s fea­tured per­former is the in­com­pa­ra­ble Joe Vento of The Three Sons from Las Ve­gas. CDs will also be avail­able. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Karl Wucherer at 209-556-3105.

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