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Family Activities Continue On Wednesdays
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Despite the summer heat and the lateness of the season, patrons still line up at the Family Night Outs Certified Farmers Market to buy fruit on Wednesdays at Community Center Park. The event continues through early September with family oriented activities and entertainment. Ric McGinnis/The News

Last week’s heat put a bit of a damper on the weekly Concerts in the Park/Family Night Out at Community Center Park.

The free Wednesday night event has suffered from a ‘no show’ by scheduled performers over the past two weeks, possibly from the 100-plus degree heat in the Central Valley lately. The temperature has likely affected turnout by the public as well, since most people came after shadows were covering the park and it was getting near time for the free movie.

This week, with temperatures expected to remain high, Brad Brown is scheduled to return to the stage, playing his guitar and singing. The continuing activities include the bounce house, fun from the city recreation department.

The Classic Car Competition continues tonight, Aug. 3, with votes being tallied from fan favorites. The winning car owner will be announced in the next few weeks.

Added features this week include the return of the free open swim at the Community Pool, and a Motorcycle Show. Farmer’s Market free swim is offered to residents in Riverbank to keep cool on Aug. 3 and Aug. 10 from 7:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. There will also be a free Friday family night swim on Aug. 12 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Tonight’s featured free movie, again from the library of Marvel Studios, is Guardians of the Galaxy. The show starts after dark.

Concerts in the Park/Family Night Out festivities are scheduled to continue each Wednesday through Sept. 7, despite the start of school next week.