Out and About is your guide to upcoming events in and around the Riverbank area.
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.
The Stanislaus County Office of Education will host bestselling author and documentary filmmaker Kevin Hines, who will share his story of survival during a free presentation at Modesto Junior College on Monday, May 15 at the East Campus CAT 218 building from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Hines survived a fall jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge and now he’s spreading a message of hope to save lives. Those interested in attending can register online: http://goo.gl/Yhx5Ab.
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, May 17. For more information, call (209) 869-8200.
The Escalon American Legion and Legion Riders Post – Chapter 263 will host an Armed Forces Day breakfast on Saturday, May 20 at the Escalon Masonic Hall, 1500 Viking St, Escalon. Hours for breakfast are 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. and the cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children under 10. All active duty Armed Forces personnel will be provided breakfast at no charge. Menu includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, ham, linguica, fruit cup, milk, juice and coffee. All are welcome to attend and support the local American Legion.
An Armed Forces Day Concert is scheduled for Saturday, May 20, 7 p.m. at Ripon Christian High School Performing Arts Center, 435 Maple Ave., Ripon. Voices for the King, a male chorus, will perform inspirational and patriotic music in recognition of national armed service members, local law enforcement and fire department members along with a color guard presentation. This concert is free.