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POSTED August 9, 2017 11:51 a.m.
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Out and About is your guide to upcoming events in and around the Riverbank area.


Local senior citizens are encouraged to sign up now for the Age Well, Drive Smart senior driving course offered through the California Highway Patrol. Date for the class is Tuesday, Aug. 15 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Oakdale Senior Center, 450 E. A St., Oakdale. Instructor will be CHP Officer Tom Olsen. This two-hour course is designed primarily for drivers ages 55 and older. It includes classroom instruction on driving safety, basic road courtesy, information on the impact visual or hearing impairment have on driving ability, tips on avoiding or offsetting hazardous road conditions, and improving driving performance. For more information or to RSVP, call 209-848-8001. Seating is limited; reserve by Aug. 9.


The American Red Cross has called an “emergency blood shortage” and officials are urging eligible donors of all blood types to give blood or platelets as soon as possible. On Monday, Aug. 14, Fire Station #26 at 3318 Topeka St., Riverbank, will be taking walk-ins and appointments at a blood drive from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Call Lis Garcia at 209-235-9973 to make an appointment. More times, locations, and information can be found at or by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767).


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.


Camp Jack Hazard will host Family Camp from Friday through Sunday, Aug. 11 through 13. Sign up now for this family focused weekend event, which will include adventures, arts and crafts, high and low challenge courses, nature and pool time. Daily meals, a non-denominational morning chapel and evening campfires are also included. Camp Jack Hazard provides staffing to ensure the family has a memorable experience. Cost is $200 for adults; children 6 and older $100 and children five and under are free. For additional information or to book a reservation visit


Costumed volunteers and park staff present a live reenactment and solve a historical case during the ‘History’s Mysteries’ interactive event. The next session will be offered on Saturday, Aug. 19 starting at 10 a.m. Reservations are highly recommended. Cost is $5/adults and $1/children. Each child under 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The final summer session is scheduled for Sept. 2. To purchase tickets, visit the park museum or to buy online or contact the park office at 209-588-9128.


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. 16. For more information, call (209) 869-8200.


Delicato Vineyards is hosting a two-hour winemaking workshop for home winemakers who are interested in learning the process and for those who want to improve their current winemaking skills. The workshop will include a presentation on the basics of fermentation with tank samples on hand to demonstrate the distinct stages leading from juice to wine. The winemaking workshop is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 19 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Delicato Vineyards Tuscan Room, 12001 S. Highway 99 in Manteca. Cost is $10 for non-wine club members; $7 for Caterina Club members; and $5 for Gaspare Club members. Class size is limited to 40 participants. Call or email early to reserve a spot. For more information or to sign up, call 209-824-3678.

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