It’s a fun-filled fall at River­stone

The Fresno Bee (Sunday) - - Real Estate -

Amonths-long lineup of ex­cit­ing events, ac­tiv­i­ties and cel­e­bra­tions is planned for Madera County’s River­stone this fall, which is just one of the many won­der­ful sea­sons of the year to en­joy

life at this fa­vorite Central Val­ley mas­ter-planned com­mu­nity.

In ad­di­tion to walk­a­ble neigh­bor­hoods of stylish and in­no­va­tive homes sur­rounded by an abun­dance of parks and other fam­ily-friendly ameni­ties, River­stone is per­haps best known for its strong, wel­com­ing sense of com­mu­nity.

“It has al­ways been im­por­tant for us to cre­ate that op­por­tu­nity for peo­ple to en­joy a sense of be­long­ing and a real re­la­tion­ship with their neigh­bors,” said River­stone’s Tim Jones. “It puts a big smile on my face to know that so many of our neigh­bors have be­come very close friends.”

Added River­stone resident Brian Enos: “We’ve been com­ing here to The Lodge at River­stone for so­cial events at least once a month. We’ve been to the Su­per Bowl party and the Christ­mas party where my

wife and daugh­ter learned how to dec­o­rate cakes … so that’s been an un­ex­pected ben­e­fit as well.”

The cal­en­dar of fall events at River­stone got un­der­way ear­lier this month, start­ing with a Bocce Ball So­cial at Gar­den Park. The many wine lovers in the com­mu­nity came out for the Rio Del Vino Wine Club kick­off, a fun­yet-in­for­ma­tive wine-tast­ing get-to­gether that fea­tured Toca Madera Win­ery’s very own wine­maker.

Es­tab­lished by Toca Madera Win­ery ex­clu­sively for River­stone res­i­dents, the new Wine Club of­fers an ar­ray of in­sider ben­e­fits such as spe­cial dis­counts on wine, tast­ings and win­ery events. Lo­cated near River­stone on beau­ti­fully rolling ter­rain at the head of the Madera Wine Trail, Toca Madera pro­duces truly unique hand­crafted fine wines in­clud­ing spe­cial blends of es­tate wines for the so­phis­ti­cated palate.

River­stone’s fi­nal show in its ever-pop­u­lar Sum­mer Con­cert Se­ries is sched­uled for Fri­day, Sept. 20. Fea­tur­ing coun­try mu­sic artist John Pem­ber­ton and line danc­ing with Tammy, this last con­cert for 2019 is an­tic­i­pated to be a huge hit with con­cert­go­ers danc­ing the night away.

Later this month, home­own­ers will be able to get in the spooky spirit dur­ing Get Crafty With Me, a fun event of­fer­ing the chance to make cus­tom Hal­loween crafts for porch signs and home dé­cor. Two events planned for Sept. 27 in­clude Bunco Night (a monthly fa­vorite among res­i­dents), and a cel­e­bra­tion hon­or­ing Na­tional Choco­late Milk Day. Res­i­dents will be able to stop by The Lodge and en­joy a com­pli­men­tary glass.

Then on Sept. 28 and 29, it’s time for the bian­nual River­stone Com­mu­nity Yard Sale, a great way for resident fam­i­lies to en­joy each other’s com­pany as they buy and sell all sorts of in­ter­est­ing house­hold items.

Many of the com­mu­nity’s events take place in River­stone’s “so­cial epi­cen­ter” — The Lodge. An easy walk away from many homes, The Lodge is a one-of-a-kind, re­sort-style com­mu­nity club­house with a dis­tinc­tive con­tem­po­rary-meets-agrar­ian ar­chi­tec­tural style. The Lodge also hosts on­go­ing ac­tiv­i­ties and get-to­geth­ers nearly ev­ery month such as yoga and cir­cuit classes in its state-of-the-art fit­ness cen­ter, and cook­ing classes in its demon­stra­tion kitchen.

Sit­u­ated in the heart of the re­gion’s path of growth, River­stone — when com­plete — will total ap­prox­i­mately 6,578 sin­gle-fam­ily, at­tached and multi-fam­ily homes, as well as com­mer­cial and mixed-use space in­clud­ing of­fice, ser­vice and re­tail. Ameni­ties at River­stone are an­tic­i­pated to in­clude walk­a­ble neigh­bor­hoods, parks and open space, mul­ti­ple com­mu­nity club­houses, hik­ing and bik­ing trails, a dog park, a com­mu­nity farm, his­toric olive and cit­rus groves, a sus­tain­able wa­ter sup­ply, and on-site schools.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the new-home com­mu­nity of River­stone and its col­lec­tions of new homes from Bon­adelle Neigh­bor­hoods, Crown Homes, D.R. Hor­ton, Len­nar and Wa­then Cas­tanos Homes, home­buy­ers are en­cour­aged to visit the com­mu­nity’s web­site at www.River­ and add their name to the in­ter­est list.

River­stone res­i­dents gath­ered on the event lawn at The Lodge to take in a free Sum­mer Con­cert.

River­stone res­i­dents came to­gether ear­lier this month to en­joy a bocce ball so­cial at Gar­den Park.

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