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Out and About is your guide to up­com­ing events in and around the River­bank area.

Columbia State His­toric Park will present “Dig­gins Tent Town 1852” – its an­nual liv­ing his­tory event from Thurs­day, May 19 through Sun­day, May 22. Sponsored by Friends of Columbia and Columbia State His­toric Park and de­picted by over 150 cos­tumed vol­un­teers, vis­i­tors can ex­pe­ri­ence the events and en­vi­ron­ment of an 1850’s min­ing camp that is re-cre­ated in de­tail from the cloth­ing, food and en­ter­tain­ment. Open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, ad­mis­sion to Columbia “Dig­gins 1852” is $7 per adult and $2 per child 12 and un­der. There is no charge for park­ing and ad­mis­sion to the park. For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Columbia Vis­i­tor Ser­vices at www.parks.ca.gov/Columbia or call (209) 588-9128.


En­joy the Gold Coun­try Singers in an up­com­ing spring con­cert. Un­der the di­rec­tion of An­nette Hut­ton of Hut­ton’s Ham­let in Oak­dale, singers will per­form Scot­tish, Ir­ish, and Amer­i­can folk tunes to tap your toes to and old fa­vorites from a Broad­way show or two. Plan to join in with the Gold Coun­try Singers on Thurs­day, May 19 at 7 p.m. and Satur­day, May 21 at 3 p.m. at the Coul­ter­ville United Methodist Church on High­way 49 in Coul­ter­ville. Potluck snacks pro­vided im­me­di­ately af­ter the con­certs. Both con­certs are free. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 209-848-1216.


Modesto Ju­nior Col­lege will host the sec­ond New Stu­dent Day event for the year on Satur­day, May 21 at 8 a.m. on East Cam­pus, 435 Col­lege Ave., Modesto. Stu­dents will meet in the Au­di­to­rium of the Per­form­ing and Me­dia Arts Cen­ter. At­ten­dance and cam­pus park­ing are free. New Stu­dent Day as­sists stu­dents who are just be­gin­ning the process of en­rolling at MJC through ap­pli­ca­tion, ori­en­ta­tion, as­sess­ment and ad­vis­ing work­shops. Ad­di­tional ac- tiv­i­ties in­clude hands-on as­sis­tance with the fi­nan­cial aid ap­pli­ca­tion, or fol­low-up steps, a par­ent in­for­ma­tion sem­i­nar and an op­por­tu­nity to visit with MJC Fac­ulty and learn of the many aca­demic pro­grams of­fered. For more in­for­ma­tion on New Stu­dent Day or en­rolling at MJC call (209) 575-6789.


The sec­ond in a se­ries of three Writ­ers’ Tool­box work­shops will fo­cus on short story writ­ers, led by Jim Fox and Les­lie Lib­erty, on Satur­day, May 21 at the First Uni­tar­ian Church, 2737 Pa­cific Ave., Stock­ton. The event is free and open to the pub­lic. Mod­er­a­tor for the 6 p.m. event is Robert Reinarts, founder and co­or­di­na­tor of the Her­itage Writ­ers Com­mu­nity of Stock­ton. The se­ries is sponsored by the Mar­ion Ja­cobs Lit­er­ary Fo­rum, the Stock­ton Arts Foun­da­tion, Tule­burg Press, and the Her­itage Writ­ers’ Com­mu­nity. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 463-3390.


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.

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