Out and About is your guide to upcoming events in and around the Riverbank area.
Stanislaus Partners in Education (SPIE) will recognize business and industry partners at their Annual Recognition Luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 27 from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Health Education and Conference Center: McHenry Village, 1700 McHenry Ave., Modesto. SPIE, a non-profit organization representing business, labor, government and education, enlists the resources of the community to maximize the employment potential of young people and adults in Stanislaus County.
Have fun and get fit. Something for all ages with students young and old, T’ai Chi class with instructor Mary Layton is being offered every Tuesday morning from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. There is a small charge, a $5 fee for the class, which is hosted at the Community Center in Riverbank.
Last month the Oakdale Women’s Club had presenter, Don Allen, talk about the Canine Companion Independence program. Coming up on Tuesday, Nov. 1, the topic will be Farm to Kids. Donation of a canned good/packaged food item would be appreciated for the Thanksgiving food drive. The philanthropic club will meet at noon at the Oakdale Golf and Country Club for a buffet lunch, cost is $16. All women in the region are welcome. Those planning to attend should contact Linda Rossi to RSVP by Thursday, Oct. 27, at 606-7727 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, Nov. 2. For more information, call (209) 614-8462.
The annual Escalon Veterans’ Day activities are in the planning stages already, and Riverbank resident Vince Giovaniello, who serves as Adjutant for the Escalon American Legion post, is looking for entries for the parade. The events of Friday, Nov. 11 will start with the parade on Main Street in Escalon, kicking off at 10:30 a.m. There will be a brief Memorial Service at the Community Center Memorial Wall following the parade and a chicken barbecue at the city’s Community Center served from noon to 3 p.m. Giovaniello is the parade coordinator and more information about participating in the parade is available by contacting him at 209-869-6978 or 209-604-9100. Parade entries are due by Nov. 7.