Out and About is your guide to upcoming events in and around the Riverbank area.
As part of Youth Arts Month, the public is invited to visit the Student Art Showcase March 1 through March 30, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, at the Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE - 1100 H Street, 2nd floor). The Student Art Showcase features student work from preschool to advanced high school students across Region 6. The Stanislaus County Office of Education, SCOE, is at 1100 H St., on the second floor in Modesto. Region 6 includes Amador, Calaveras, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Tuolumne counties.
Riverbank offers T’ai Chi classes on Monday nights at the Teen Center and Wednesday nights at the Community Center, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., for $5 per person each night. Stop by either evening and check out this fun, relaxing way to get fit.
Join in each week with the local 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, March 8. For more information, call (209) 869-8200.
Soroptimist International of Oakdale will host its annual Motor Madness event on Saturday, March 25 beginning at 6:30 p.m. The event will be hosted at Gene Bianchi Community Center, 110 S. Second Ave., Oakdale. Beer, wine, soft drinks and appetizers will be served for those in attendance. A total of 400 tickets will be offered for $100 each, which includes an opportunity to win a Harley Davidson Motorcycle or a cash prize of $10,000. Motor Madness is the signature fundraising event for the 501c3 service club. For additional information or to purchase tickets, call Debbie Carreira at 847-2980 or Suzette Titus at 602-6562.
Knights Ferry History Museum and Associates have joined with the Army Corps of Engineers to host the 27th Annual Gold Country Peddlers Faire on Sunday, April 23. The event will be hosted at the Stanislaus River Park, on Covered Bridge Road, Knights Ferry, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. A large selection of antiques, handmade crafts and art, as well as food booths will be on hand. Persons interested in vendor space may obtain information by contacting Vendor Coordinator Gayle Higgins at firstname.lastname@example.org or 209-480-3602.