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Crab Feed Slated

Tickets are still available for the upcoming annual Escalon Kiwanis Club fundraising crab feed. The club will host its 13th annual Crab Feed on Saturday, Jan. 21 at the Escalon Community Center, 1055 Escalon Ave. Tickets are now on sale; those wanting to attend should get their tickets now, as this event typically sells out. No host cocktails begin at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m., with tickets priced at $50 per person. There will also be a 50/50 raffle, door prizes, live and silent auctions, a pie auction and more. Proceeds from this event will benefit Escalon High school scholarships and other local youth programs. For tickets, contact Pam Dyer at 209-401-8496.


Lace Up Skates

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.


Chocolate Event

Chocolate Lovers’ Hoedown – a buffet dinner plus community hoedown and chocolate auction is set for Saturday, Feb. 4, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds, Manzanita Building, in Sonora. All are encouraged to come ready to eat and dance. The dancing will include line, round, and circle dances, and will be called Rachel Phillips. The buffet dinner will be prepared by Chef Dave Ingram of Chef Dave Cooks! Tickets are $35 and may be purchased at The Mountain Bookshop in the Junction and Schnoog’s. For more information, call 962-0805.