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OUT and ABOUT
Chic Outdoors

Out and About is your guide to upcoming events in and around the Riverbank area.

 

Golden Agers weekly dances are open to those 50 and older from throughout the Central Valley at the Riverbank Community Center. Doors open Wednesdays at 9 a.m.; the center is at 3600 Santa Fe St., and first time guests are admitted free. The annual membership fee is $12 and each Wednesday members pay $5 and non-members can enjoy a few hours of music and dancing for $6.

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Sons of Norway Garborg Lodge 6-56 is hosting its 69th Annual Lutefisk Dinner Fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 21 at the Modesto Senior Center, 211 Bodem St., corner of Scenic and Bodem, Modesto. Doors open at 3 p.m.; dinner served at 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults, kids under 10 eat for free. For tickets or more information, contact Linda at 209-572-0323. The Village Dancers will be there to perform and there will also be prize drawings.

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The Stanislaus Family Justice Center along with Haven Women’s Center, the Stanislaus Office of Education, the Stanislaus Commission on Women and CSU Stanislaus invite the public to a free movie event at The State Theatre. There will be a panel discussion following the film Sleeping With The Enemy, with the screening set for Thursday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. Sleeping With The Enemy is rated R and runs one hour, 39 minutes. In this thriller, a woman (Julia Roberts) caught in an abusive marriage attempts to escape her obsessive, violent husband (Patrick Bergin) by faking a watery death. She travels to a small Southern town and takes on a new identity, only to find out that her husband has discovered her deception. Admission is free. The State Theatre is at 1307 J St., Modesto. The screening is being hosted in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October.

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Sierra Foothills Community Church, 1040 W. F St., Oakdale is hosting a car show on Saturday, Oct. 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This car show benefits the Open Door Alternative program and the local 4-H, with both youth programs important in the community. The open door builds self-esteem, breaks down barriers to success and provides healthy behaviors for challenged youth. The 4-H will be selling water, soda and ice cream, keeping the profits for their club. Drawings are planned; need not be present to win. Music from the ‘50s and ‘60s will fill the air and there should be plenty of classic cars and trucks on display to come and view. Open to all.

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The local REO Speechtrain Toastmasters Club gathers 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, Oct. 11. For more information, call (209) 869-8200.

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A science series continues on Wednesday, Oct. 11 with a presentation on “Keeping Local Water Safe” by Ryan Sellman, P.E., Sr. engineer, Carollo Engineers, Inc. The program is being offered as part of Modesto Junior College’s weekly Science Colloquium series in the Science Community Center, Room 115, on West Campus, 2201 Blue Gum Ave., Modesto. The Colloquium series begins at 3:15 p.m. and offer one hour discussions on timely science-related topics, and is free and open to the public. There is a $2 charge for on campus parking without a permit.

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First Congregational United Church of Christ in Murphys is hosting an Estate Sale consisting of furniture including TVs, lamps, kitchenware and other household and boutique items. Refreshments can be purchased to enjoy while treasure hunting. Sale dates are Friday, Oct. 27 and Saturday, Oct. 28 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Church Fellowship Hall, 509 Algiers St., Murphys. All proceeds will benefit church ministries in the community and abroad.

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ASSE International Student Exchange Programs is seeking individuals to serve as Area Representatives in the local community. ASSE provides academic year and semester exchange programs in the United States for high school students from around the world. Students are 15 to 18 years of age, have passed a series of academic and character requirements and are awaiting an opportunity to embark on their ‘American Adventure. For more information about ASSE or becoming an Area Representative, call the Western Regional Office at 1-800-733-2773 or email the office at asseusawest@asse.com.