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Painting Event Closes Out Community Center’s Year
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About 30 would-be painters are learning to create a winter scene on canvas at Friday night’s Sip ‘n Paint event at the Riverbank Community Center. It was the last event in the facility this year, with renovations scheduled to begin this week. Ric McGinnis/The News
An example of the Sip ‘n Paint project attending artists were learning how to create at the Friday, Dec. 21 event, sponsored by the Riverbank Federated Women’s Club and the city’s Recreation Department. Ric McGinnis/The News

It wasn’t even New Year’s Eve, but Friday evening saw the end of events at the Riverbank Community Center, at least for 2018. Long-awaited renovations on the facility are set to begin this week.

An evening of Sip ‘n Paint instruction was the order of the evening on Dec. 21 at the center, with about 30 participants, of all ages and experience, taking part.

The event was sponsored by the Riverbank Federated Women’s Club and put on by the city’s Recreation Department. The women’s club traditionally hosts a Christmas-themed luncheon in early December, but couldn’t this year because of the city’s pending plans for the remodel.

The luncheon is one of the club’s major fundraisers, money they give back to the community in the form of scholarships for deserving students and support for a variety of school programs.

The program included wine or beer for those old enough that chose to indulge, and soda or water for those who weren’t.

The city’s Community Center is expected to reopen sometime in spring, 2019.