OUT AND ABOUT
Out and About is your guide to upcoming events in and around the Riverbank area.
On Saturday, April 28 the Riverbank library will celebrate Día de los niños/Día de los libros, or Day of the Child/Day of the Book, at 1 p.m. Children can enjoy a special bilingual Story Time, crafts, and activities. This year’s theme is “Wild About Books.” Each child will receive a free book while supplies last, courtesy of the Friends of the Library. The Riverbank Library is at 3442 Santa Fe St. For more information, contact the library supervisor, Victoria Holt, at 209869-7008.
***** Coming up this weekend, it’s the 11th Annual “Build Your Own Omelet” Dinner at the Escalon United Methodist Church. The dinner is scheduled for Saturday, April 28 from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the church, 2000 Jackson Ave., corner of Highway 120 and Brayton in Escalon. Dinner includes an omelet, cottage fries, biscuits, fruit and beverage. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children under 10. Kids under five eat for free. For more information, call (209) 838-2792.
***** Bring your pooch to the Twain Harte Dog Parade on Saturday, April 28. It’s a dog’s day out. Registration starts at 10 a.m. with the parade downtown at 11 a.m. There is a $5 entry fee which goes to benefit local dog causes. It is a lot of fun for the dogs – many owners dress them up especially for this event – and their owners and families. The parade is a continuing tradition for Twain Harte, and just their way of showing that they love their dogs and welcome all to this dog-friendly town.
***** All are invited to the weekly meetings of TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, 1034 that gathers each Monday from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the United Methodist Church, 1480 Poplar Ave., Oakdale. The group features help with weight loss in a supportive setting. Residents of Oakdale, Riverbank, Escalon and beyond are welcome to attend. Call Audrey Oliver at 209-765-7838 for information. You can also visit www.tops.org.
***** 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, May 2. For more information, call (209) 8698200.
***** Golden Agers weekly dances are open to those 50 and older from throughout the Central Valley at the Riverbank Community Center. Doors open Wednesdays at 9 a.m.; the center is at 3600 Santa Fe St., and first time guests are admitted free. The annual membership fee is $12 and each Wednesday members pay $5 and non-members can enjoy a few hours of music and dancing for $6.
***** Royal Neighbors of America will be hosting its fifth annual Tea Party Fundraiser on Saturday, May 5 at the Riverbank Community Center, 3600 Santa Fe St., from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The theme this year is a Butterfly Tea Garden. The cost is $10 per person and it is recommended to bring your favorite tea cup and fancy hat. There will be a free door prize drawing included in the ticket price and additional raffle tickets for purchase at the event for a variety of prize drawings. Guests will have access to a photo booth and homemade jams as wells as miscellaneous crafts. For tickets call Anita Ramos at 209-869-3635 or Diane Talbert at 209-8639965.