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Community Briefs 02-02-22

Community Briefs provides a listing of events and activities going on in and around the Escalon area. To have an event featured, e-mail the information to


Composting Info

The scheduled Thursday, Feb. 3 meeting of the Escalon-Farmington Community Garden Club will be hosted at the Escalon United Methodist Church, 2000 Jackson Ave., Escalon. Time for the meeting is 1 p.m. and guest speaker will be Nathan Gorth, who will talk about ‘State of the Art Composting.’ There will be a door prize presented to one lucky person, just for attending, and snacks will be provided. There will also be raffles, with ticket purchases helping fund the club’s scholarship program. For more information, call 209-613-8708 or email:


Weekly Dances

Check out the Golden Agers at the Riverbank Community Center on Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., with dancing, socializing, live music and fun for all. All adults 55-plus are welcome. Drop in, or become a member. Fees are $5 for members and $6 for non-members. Membership is $15; contact Ellie DeJesus at 209-277-5584 or Lupe Padron at 209-573-5014. The Community Center is at 3600 Santa Fe St., Riverbank.


Weight Loss Group

All interested are welcome to join TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) a weight support group that meets in Oakdale every Monday morning from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Community United Methodist Church on Poplar. This group is open to the public and anyone interested in improving their life by losing weight can contact Audrey for more information, call 209-765-7838.