OUT AND ABOUT
Out and About is your guide to upcoming events in and around the Riverbank area.
The Skirts ‘n Flirts Square Dance Club of Oakdale is hosting a New Dancer Class, beginning on Wednesday, Sept. 13 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Oakdale Grange Hall, 30 Lambuth Ave., Oakdale, at the corner of West F Street and Lambuth Avenue. The first class is free, then the weekly fee is $6 for adults, $3 for children. Class is open to all those interested; including singles, couples, and children nine and older accompanied by an adult. For more information, contact Pat at 209-556-8524 or Jeri at 209-681-2699.
***** The Escalon Community Center, 1055 Escalon Ave., will be the host site for the next gathering of the Good Time Accordion Club, set for Wednesday, Sept. 13, featuring both music and a social time. The session starts at 7 p.m. and accordion fans and performers of all skill levels are welcome. Admission is $5 at the door. Special guest performer will be Roberto Rosa. For more information, contact Karl Wucherer at 209556-3105.
***** The Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center will host its admission-free annual Day with Wildlife on Saturday, Sept. 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Wildlife Center inside Fox Grove Fishing Access, 1220 Geer Road, Hughson. All are invited to come see some of their educational animals up close and personal. There will be BBQ tri tip sandwiches, hot dogs, ice cream sundaes, face painting, T-shirts for sale, raffle drawings, a bake sale, kid’s crafts, and more.
***** Teens and tweens can learn how to make flavored lip balms on Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 3:30 p.m. at a special program offered at the Riverbank Library. Crafters can mix and match colors and flavors to make their own unique lip balms. This program is designed for ages nine and up, and is sponsored by the Friends of the Riverbank Library. Adults are invited to the “On the Road to Citizenship: Naturalization 101” program on Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 6 p.m. This free program will focus on the basics of naturalization. The Riverbank Library Book Club will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 4 p.m. to discuss ‘Me Before You’ by Jojo Moyes. The Riverbank Library is at 3442 Santa Fe St., Riverbank. For more information, contact the Riverbank Library branch supervisor, Victoria Holt, at (209) 869-7008.
***** The local REO Speechtrain Toastmasters Club gathers 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, Sept. 20. For more information, call (209) 869-8200.