Out and About is your guide to upcoming events in and around the Riverbank area.
Magic Dan will perform on Wednesday, July 20 at 3:30 p.m. at the Riverbank Library. Children and their families are invited to enjoy this free magic show. The Riverbank Library Book Club will meet on Tuesday, July 26 at 4 p.m. to discuss ‘A Thousand Splendid Suns’ by Khaled Hosseini. The library is at 3442 Santa Fe St., Riverbank. For more information, contact the Riverbank Library Branch Supervisor, Victoria Holt, at (209) 869-7008.
Mobile District Office Hours for the month of July were recently announced by Congressman Jeff Denham. His scheduled stop in Riverbank is Thursday, July 21 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Riverbank City Hall, 6707 Third St., Riverbank. The visit is being hosted in conjunction with Senator Cathleen Galgiani and Assemblywoman Kristin Olsen’s offices. Mobile District Office Hours (MDOs) are an opportunity for 10th district residents to meet with the congressman and staff to hear more about his work in Washington, D.C. and the Central Valley, have their questions answered or get help with specific casework.
Riverbank welcomes the REO Speechtrain Toastmasters Club 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, July 27. For more information, call (209) 614-8462.
Stanislaus County Office of Education’s YES (Youth Entertainment Stage) Company is producing the classic musical “Les Miserables, School Edition” to be performed at the Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto. Tickets are now on sale at the Gallo Center for the Arts box office and online at www.galloarts.org. Performances are slated for 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 28; Fridays, July 22 and 29; with 3 p.m. shows on Saturdays, July 23 and 30; Sundays, July 24 and 31. This summer’s production includes students from 38 schools, two universities and one junior college represented in the cast. For additional information, visit www.yescompany.org or call 238-6850.
Oakdale’s VFW Post is gearing up for the next of its monthly hamburger night fundraisers, with Wednesday, Aug. 3 the date for the next event. Hours are from 5:30 p.m. to about 8:30 p.m., at the Oakdale Saddle Club Rodeo Grounds clubhouse. Attendees can stay after eating to socialize. All donations at the dessert table at the monthly dinner go to purchase wreaths for Wreaths Across America. The local VFW and Auxiliary’s goal is to have a wreath on every grave at the Santa Nella Veterans cemetery.