OUT AND ABOUT
Out and About is your guide to upcoming events in and around the Riverbank area.
Safe Kids Stanislaus, led by Doctors Medical Center, is hosting a water safety event on Saturday, Aug. 18 at Woodward Reservoir in Oakdale. There will be lots of water safety education and tips, as well as free CPR lessons. In addition, officials will be handing out free lifejackets for low-income children under 18 years of age. The event is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18 at Woodward Reservoir, 14528 26-Mile Road in Oakdale, in the main boat ramp parking lot.
***** Stops in the local area are planned during August through the office of U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock). Mobile District Office ( MDO) hours give 10th district residents can get help with specific casework or ask questions. On Thursday, Aug. 16, an MDO is scheduled in Riverbank from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Riverbank City Hall, 6707 Third St. Staff members are available to assist 10th district residents with casework on matters including Medicare, Veteran’s Affairs, Social Security, the Internal Revenue Service and other federal agencies.
***** Internet Basics classes will be hosted at the Riverbank Library, 3442 Santa Fe, on Thursdays, Aug. 23 and Sept. 20 at 10:30 a.m. The workshop will introduce participants to the Internet and the World Wide Web, with instruction on how to search on the web. Advance registration is required. Space is limited. For more information or to sign up, call the Riverbank Library at 209869-7008. Information on regularly occurring library programs can be found at www. stanislaus library. org, under the “Events and Classes” tab.
***** Royal Neighbors of America Chapter 9890 is hosting a fundraiser on Wednesday, Aug. 24 at the Community Center, 3600 Santa Fe in Riverbank. From 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., there will be a Potato Bar open and for $10 guests can enjoy all the fixings which will include their custom made potato, green salad, dessert, coffee, and water. Soft drinks will be available for an additional $1. Tickets for the Potato Bar can be purchased at the door. Paint Nite, following dinner, is open to everyone ages 6 and up and is a family friendly event. The cost for painting is $45 with $15 from each sale going to support the annual veterans’ luncheon hosted each November by the Royal Neighbors group. Painting will start at 6 p.m. and interested parties can go to PaintNite.com/Modesto select Aug. 24 Riverbank click on the link and purchase tickets or call 855-767-4270.
***** Delicato Family Vineyards, 12001 S. Highway 99, four miles north of Manteca, will host its final Summer Artisan Market on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Stay cool inside, sip wine and shop, with local food products, jewelry, wearables, handcrafted items and more being offered. The public is encouraged to sip the newest wine releases chosen from the current tasting menu while shopping the displays. The wine tasting fee is $5 (waived for Delicato Wine Club Members) and there is no entry fee to browse the Artisan Market. Also available for purchase will be personal pizzas baked onsite by the Rock Pizza Oven.
***** 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, Aug. 22. For more information, call (209) 869-8200.
***** 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 nonmembers can enjoy a few hours of music and dancing for $6.