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Patty Davis
Singer/guitarist Patty Castillo Davis sings and plays, entertaining attendees at last Fridays edition of the Riverbank Family Night Out Concert in the Park. The weekly event is hosted at Community Center Park on Santa Fe Street, across from Cardozo Middle School. It includes other free activities and a Certified Farmers Market. News Photos By Ric McGinnis

Having fought exceedingly warm temperatures over the last few weeks, the Riverbank Concerts in the Park – Family Night Out and Farmers Market continued on its new night this year, Fridays.

The event, sponsored by the Riverbank Chamber of Commerce, is held each week from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and will continue until the end of July.

On Friday, July 14, singer/guitarist Patty Castillo Davis serenaded the audience with pop and folk songs.

Growers from Delfa’s Garden in Escalon provided certified fruits and vegetables for sale as well.

The warm evening may have hindered some patrons, as well as the opening of both the Stanislaus County Fair in Turlock and the State Fair in Sacramento that may have impacted attendance at the local event.

Coming up this week is a special Spanish Salsa Night and a water slide, according to organizers. They say there’ll also be a cooking demonstration in the Community Center, but no movie is scheduled for this Friday, since the city Parks Department has set a free movie for Saturday, July 22, at Jacob Myers Park.

The following week will be the closing night, July 28, with Castillo-Davis returning to the stage to perform for free. The car show winners will be announced and there will be a wine tasting in the Community Center that night as well during the summer finale.

The Free Movie Night is set to show Angry Birds, organizers said, closing out the festivities on July 28.