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.
Farmgirl Workshops will be offered at Lorina’s Edible Garden at 17693 Enterprise Road, Escalon, on a couple of different upcoming dates. This special Holiday Wreath Workshop is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 24 and Sunday, Dec. 10 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at a cost of $45 per person (discount for five or more). Come learn how to craft a beautiful fresh wreath with Teacher Heidi. Refreshments will be served to enhance your experience. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/holiday-wreath-workshop-tickets-37953071659.
The Texas Tenors have a new album called Rise that dropped in September and all the proceeds from the new single “Rise” will benefit the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. They will kick off the holiday season in Modesto at the Gallo Center for the Arts on Saturday, Nov. 25 at 7:30 p.m. with their “Deep in the Heart of Christmas” performance. The trio of JC Fisher, Marcus Collins and John Hagen make up the unique blend of harmonies known as the Texas Tenors. This will be the Texas Tenors’ second appearance in Modesto as they performed last year and this year will be their first Christmas concert in the local area.
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, Nov. 29. For more information, call (209) 869-8200.
A local non-profit organization is looking for volunteers who want to help with taxes this year. The Central Valley Community Resources in Riverbank is organizing the program locally, with Darlene Barber-Martinez as the contact person. Reach her at CVCR at 896-3055, ext. 700. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs are looking for volunteers who are interested in sharing their skills, talent and knowledge. Volunteers prepare tax returns with thousands of other Americans giving back to their communities, according to Barber-Martinez. She said they need volunteers to serve as Site Coordinators and Tax Preparers. They also need Greeters/Screeners and Interpreters.