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Community Briefs
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Art Show At Delicato

Delicato Vineyards is hosting its 29th annual Fine Art Show from Wednesday, Jan. 11 through Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017. Artists who would like to participate in the contest are encouraged to bring their entries to the Delicato Tasting Room through Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017. An application may be obtained by phoning, e-mailing, or visiting the Wine Tasting Room in Manteca. It is also posted on the website: Up to five pieces of art per artist may be entered ($9 per entry) in the competition. The contest is open to entries by the creators of original art produced within the last three years. The Manteca Tasting Room staff will be accepting entries from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Delicato Vineyards is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and is on Highway 99, four miles north of Manteca. The public is encouraged to visit the judged art that will be on display throughout the Tasting Room. All art in this show will be available for sale on a first come first sale basis.


Oakdale Women’s Club

Plan to join in on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, as the Oakdale Women’s Club will meet for a noon buffet at the Oakdale Golf and Country Club on Stearns Road. This will be the club’s first gathering of the New Year. For questions or to RSVP, call 606-7727 or by Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017.


Toastmasters Gather

Riverbank welcomes the 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, Jan. 11. For more information, call (209) 869-8200.


Accordion Session

The next Accordion Music and Social gathering of the Good Time Accordion Club is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Escalon Community Center. The center is at 1055 Escalon Ave., Escalon, and there is a $5 admission fee at the door. All accordion fans and performers of all skills levels are welcome. The special guest performers for the month will be Steve and Mike Trucco. For more information, contact Karl Wucherer at 209-556-3105. The club meets the second Wednesday of the month.


Calendar Available

The 2017 Healthy Air Living Kids’ Calendar is now available and features artwork from 15 talented Central Valley students. This bilingual, full-color wall calendar can be obtained by visiting the Modesto office of the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District. The annual educational calendar showcases original works of art chosen from hundreds of entries by children in each of the eight counties that make up the Valley Air District. The 2017 calendars can be reserved, while supplies last, by emailing, and can be picked up in the District office in Modesto at 4800 Enterprise Way.


Local Ice Skating

Modesto on Ice has returned for its second season to Downtown Modesto, running now until Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017. This family-friendly ice rink offers public sessions, as well as figure skating and hockey lessons. Modesto on Ice also hosts private events. The ice rink is located at 1131 11th Street in downtown Modesto (corner of 11th and K streets). For operating hours, visit Every Tuesday, Modesto on Ice skate sessions will be discounted to $8 until 5:30 p.m.


New Docent Class

McHenry Mansion announces that a new class for docents will begin Wednesday morning, Jan. 25, and continue on Wednesdays through March 15. Application forms with more information are available at the Mansion Visitors Center, 924 15th St., Modesto.


Marry At Mansion

Stanislaus County Clerk/Recorder/Commissioner of Civil Marriages Lee Lundrigan and her staff invite engaged couples to join them as they perform marriage ceremonies on Valentine’s Day at the historic McHenry Mansion located at 906 15th St., in Modesto. “Marriage at the Mansion” offers each couple a romantic experience that will take them back in time. All ceremonies are individualized. Couples must sign up in advance. Ceremonies will start at 9 a.m. and run through 4 p.m., on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017 – Valentine’s Day. Marriage licenses must be purchased and appointments made in advance at the Clerk Recorder’s Office located at 1021 I St., in downtown Modesto. Cost of the license and ceremony is $121 or $126 for confidential marriage licenses. Certified marriage certificates are an additional $15 and must be paid by check. No blood test is required.