Datebook lists upcoming events and items of interest for residents of Escalon, Farmington, Collegeville and the surrounding area.
The next scheduled accordion music and social gathering of the Good Time Accordion Club is scheduled for this evening, Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. at the Escalon Community Center, 1055 Escalon Ave. Admission is $5 at the door and accordion fans and performers of all skill levels are welcome. The Good Time Accordion Club meets the second Wednesday of each month and they do take donations of accordions, new or used. For more information, contact Karl Wucherer at 209-556-3105.
Several ongoing programs are offered at the Escalon Library and include an adult knitting group on Tuesdays at 1 p.m.; learn to knit or just get help with a project. Toddler and Preschool Storytime is scheduled each Thursday at 10:30 a.m., encouraging literacy and sharing the joy of books and reading with stories, songs, finger plays and movement. Children 10 and older can attend Makerspace on Thursdays at 4 p.m.
Riverbank welcomes the REO Speechtrain Toastmasters Club for regular meetings every Wednesday morning from 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, Dec. 21. For more information, call (209) 614-8462.
For the puzzle lover, new arrivals in the gift shop at the Escalon Historical Museum include jigsaw puzzles depicting the historic Escalon caboose in Main Street Park. The puzzles are available in two sizes. A 504-piece puzzle is priced at $17.50 and a 35-piece puzzle is priced at $15. The museum will be open during the holiday season on Wednesdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., except for Dec. 24 and 31, the two holiday eves. There is no charge for admission to the museum but donations are always welcome.
The Escalon Kiwanis 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 early, as this event always sells out. No host cocktails at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m., with tickets priced at $50 per person. For reserved seating, $550 gets you a reserved round table for eight guests, a business advertisement, business card on the placemat, 16 drink tickets and eight wine glasses. 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.