A new dancing venue is now in effect at the Riverbank Community Center, 3600 Santa Fe Ave., cross of Santa Fe and Sixth streets in Riverbank. The venue is open for dancing every second and fourth Friday night from 7 p.m. until 10:30 p.m., with the next session set for Friday, Jan. 8. A selection of 2,000 greatest hits, including country two-step, waltz, swing, fox trot, cha-cha, rock, line-dancing and Latin music will be offered. For more information, call 601-5519 or visit www.ourcountrydancing.com. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each year, the Stanislaus River Salmon Festival Planning Committee invites young artists to celebrate the return of Chinook salmon to the Stanislaus River through participation in the Salmon Festival Art Contest. Through their artwork, students are encouraged to depict salmon living in the river or ocean. Calendars featuring this student artwork are available for $5 at the Great Valley Museum located at Modesto Junior College West Campus, or by contacting Jamie Meek at eaststanislausrcd.@gmail.com or Teri Curtis at email@example.com. Proceeds from the calendar will be used for the 2016 Salmon Festival.
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, Jan. 13. For more information, call (209) 614-8462.
The SPCA of Stanislaus County is seeking volunteers for its Pet Outreach Program. Volunteers and their pets visit local convalescent and care facilities in Modesto and the surrounding area. For further information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.