OUT AND ABOUT

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

Mo­bile Dis­trict Of­fice (MDO) hours for July have been set through the of­fice on Con­gress­man Jeff Den­ham, where 10th dis­trict res­i­dents can get help with spe­cific case­work or ask ques­tions. In River­bank, the MDO is set for Thurs­day, July 19 at River­bank City Hall, 6707 Third St., from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. MDOs are hosted by staff and, when pos­si­ble, by Rep. Den­ham. 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.

Stu­dents of River­bank Lan­guage Academy will be among those to take the stage for the 27th An­nual YES com­pany pro­duc­tion, with ‘Beauty and the Beast’ the fea­tured per­for­mance. Show dates are July 20, 26 and 27 at 7:30 p.m., and July 21, 22, 28 and 29 at 3 p.m. YES (Youth En­ter­tain­ment Stage) Com­pany is pro­duc­ing Dis­ney’s Beauty and the Beast, to be per­formed at the Gallo Cen­ter for the Arts. Tick­ets are now on sale at the Gallo Cen­ter for the Arts box of­fice and www. gal­loarts.org.

The City of River­bank’s Parks and Recre­ation De- part­ment along with the Friends of Ja­cob My­ers Park will host two more Satur­day movie nights this sum­mer at Ja­cob My­ers Park. Sched­uled are show­ings of “Peter Rab­bit” on July 21 and “The SpongeBob Square Pants Movie” on Aug. 11. Movies will be­gin at dusk and ad­mis­sion is free to all ages.

From the cre­ators of the an­nual, sell-out Ill List Po­etry Slam comes the hottest spo­ken word event of the sum­mer: The Chill List, sched­uled at the State The­atre in Modesto. The Chill List will fea­ture four of the best po­etry slam teams in the coun­try com­pet­ing for a $2000 prize. The State The­atre is at 1307 J St., Modesto and doors for the Satur­day, July 21 show open at 6:30 p.m.; the show is at 7:30 p.m. Tick­ets are $35, $25 and $20. For on­line ticket sales go to www.thes­tate.org. To pur­chase your tick­ets by phone, call The State Box Of­fice at 209-527-4697 from noon to 3 p.m., Mon­day through Fri­day. If still avail­able, tick­ets may also be pur­chased the night of the event up to the start of the pre­sen­ta­tion.

This month’s Art Lab pro­gram at the River­bank Li­brary will be held on Tues­day, July 17 at 3:30 p.m. Chil­dren will learn about ag­amo­graphs, or op­ti­cal il­lu­sions in which dif­fer­ent per­spec­tives re­veal two dif­fer­ent images. The River­bank Li­brary Book Club will meet on Tues­day, July 24 at 4 p.m. to dis­cuss Prayers for Sale by San­dra Dal­las. Li­brary book clubs pro­vide an op­por­tu­nity for com­mu­nity mem­bers to ex­pand their knowl­edge of books, through mean­ing­ful dis­cus­sion with oth­ers. The River­bank Li­brary Teen Book Club will meet on Fri­day, July 27 at 3:30 p.m. This month’s se­lec­tion is Car­aval by Stephanie Gar­ber. A limited num­ber of copies are avail­able for check­out from the li­brary.

The Great Val­ley Museum on the West Cam­pus of Modesto Ju­nior Col­lege is of­fer­ing train­ing for new do­cents to share in­for­ma­tion about the habi­tats, an­i­mals, and plants of the Cen­tral Val­ley with museum vis­i­tors. Do­cents are trained to lead guided tours for school and adult groups. A back­ground in sci­ence is not re­quired, just en­thu­si­asm for work­ing with peo­ple. For more in­for­ma­tion or to reg­is­ter, call (209) 575-6196 or go to GVM’s “Vol­un­teer­ing” page found at www.mjc. edu/gvm.

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.

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