Several area events have been canceled or postponed as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Here are a few of the local events impacted; if your organization has had to delay or cancel an event or program, email the information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Good Time Accordion Club will not be meeting in April. The club typically meets the second Wednesday of the month at the Escalon Community Center; which also has been shut down to outside groups during the pandemic. Accordion Club officials will provide an update on the possibility of having a meeting in May when the information becomes available.
The Escalon Farmington Community Garden Club has postponed a unique house/garden tour originally scheduled on Saturday, April 18. The tour was to offer a taste of history in the form of historic buildings (one built in 1863) and trees, education via several ‘Walk and Learn’ vignettes, inspiration through DIY garden art displays, and shopping opportunities with ‘Plant and Hand-Painted Garden Art Signs’ sales. Officials hope to reschedule it for a later date.
All City parks in Escalon are now closed to the public, including playground equipment, grass areas and bathrooms. This is a change from a previous reduced usage, when the playground equipment was taped off but parks were open. Now, city officials said parks are not open for recreational use during the continuing coronavirus pandemic. Also, the city’s Little League/Babe Ruth recreational baseball and softball season has been cancelled.
San Joaquin Delta College will continue to provide instruction and support services remotely until the public health threat posed by COVID-19 subsides. The College will extend its stay at home and remote work practice for employees, with the exception of essential operations personnel. All classes, including labs, have shifted online or to other remote access. At the same time, the College is exploring options to provide students with learning opportunities for hands-on skills acquisition and career education, including early responder programs and those with external accreditation requirements, such as Nursing and Police Academy. The College had previously hoped for a return to on-campus instruction on April 6. This announcement extends that date indefinitely until the public health risk subsides.
Soroptimist International of Oakdale has postponed its annual Motor Madness fundraiser to Saturday, June 13. The event will be held at the Gene Bianchi Community Center, 110 S. Second Ave., in Oakdale and will begin at 6:30 p.m. The event is open to those in the Oakdale, Riverbank, Escalon communities and beyond who would like to get in on a night of fundraising fun. The event includes hearty appetizers, wine, beer, soft drinks, and dessert. Tickets are $100 each and admits two adults (must be 21 years or older) to the event and constitutes one entry for the door prize drawings. Only 400 tickets will be sold for this fun event. For tickets, contact Deborah Tussing at (562) 858-4131.