OUT AND ABOUT
Out and About is your guide to upcoming events in and around the Riverbank area.
Riverbank’s Royal Neighbors of America Chapter 9890 is hosting a fundraiser on Friday, 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.
***** 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 209-869-7008. Information on regularly occurring library programs can be found at www.stanislauslibrary.org, under the “Events and Classes” tab.
***** Congressional candidate Josh Harder, CA-10, is hosting some Town Hall sessions for voters this month. Coming up is a Healthcare Town Hall, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; those in the healthcare industry are encouraged to come talk about issues local to the Central Valley. For attendance at the session and for location information on the healthcare meeting, RSVP to Claris@ HarderforCongress.com or call (209) 214-8089.
***** Volunteers 18 or older who are registered California voters can become part of the election process by serving as Poll Workers on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. Bilingual Poll Workers fluent in English and Spanish, Khmer, Punjabi or Assyrian are needed. Poll Workers play an important role and perform a wide range of duties including opening the polls, setting up voting equipment, issuing official ballots and assisting voters. Poll Workers will receive a $95 stipend, which includes serving on Election Day from approximately 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and a mandatory two-hour training class. The training class provides an overview of the Election Day process and hands-on equipment instruction. Classes are offered in Modesto, Oakdale, Salida and Turlock from Oct. 16 through Oct. 27. For applications to volunteer and to view the schedule for training classes, visit: www.stanvote.com or pollworker@ stancounty.com or contact the Stanislaus County Poll Worker Coordinator at (209) 525-5233.
***** 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.