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Community Briefs 09-28-22

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


Women’s Club Program

Members of the Oakdale Women’s Club invite all to make reservations and attend their next luncheon/meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at Oakdale Golf and Country Club, 243 N. Stearns Road, Oakdale. The OWC will be welcoming Pamela Kelly of the Oakdale Rescue Mission as special guest speaker. The Rescue Mission is in need of white crew socks to be given to its clients as needed. All donations are greatly appreciated. The buffet luncheon provided by the Country Club staff and meeting will begin at noon. Cost of the luncheon is $23. The OWC encourages those in attendance to wear pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month. For more information and reservations, call Karen at (209) 848-2231 by Wednesday, Sept. 28.


Citywide Yard Sale

Members of the Escalon American Legion will be participating in the Citywide Yard Sale on Saturday, Oct. 1 in Escalon by having a sale in the parking lot at the corner of Coley Avenue and Second Street. All proceeds are slated to go to the Veterans Assistance and Rehabilitation Program. Throughout the city on Saturday, residents will offer items for sale, as treasure seekers pour in to hunt for just the perfect find. Hours for the citywide sale are 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; maps featuring many of the sale locations will be available at local businesses and at Escalon City Hall on McHenry Avenue beginning Thursday, Sept. 29.


Bake Sale Scheduled

Members of the Escalon Farmington Garden Club will be hosting a bake sale at El Portal Middle School, 805 First St., Escalon, on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 8 a.m. to noon. Proceeds will help fund the Garden Club’s scholarship program. There will be several varieties of cookies, and other sweets; the bake sale is timed to run in conjunction with the citywide yard sale in Escalon. The treats are designed to sustain shoppers in their quest to find treasures at the sale and support the scholarship fund.


Harvest On Main

Make plans to attend a festive fall event, Harvest on Main, scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 2 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Escalon’s Main Steet Park, with pumpkin carving and decorating, a costume contest, car decorating contest and Halloween crafts for kids of all ages to enjoy. Hosted by the Escalon Chamber of Commerce, the event sponsor is Re/Max Executive Deverie Voral. The costume contest is scheduled for 1:30 p.m.; all are welcome.


Annual Bazaar Returns

On the schedule for Saturday, Oct. 29, it’s the 25th annual Holiday Bazaar at the Escalon United Methodist Church, 2000 Jackson Ave., Escalon. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and there will be handmade crafts, gifts and holiday items, needlework, a drawing for an opportunity quilt, wood crafts, homemade jams/jellies and frozen ready-to-bake homemade pies. Also, enjoy a soup/pie lunch at the bazaar for $10. Call for more information, 2090-838-2792.


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. Just drop in to check it out 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 Support

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.


Blood Donors Sought

Though 62 percent of the population is eligible to donate blood, only about 3 percent does. Your donation is needed now. By making an appointment to help save lives with the American Red Cross, donors can pump up the blood supply and keep it from falling to shortage levels. Platelet donors are especially needed. Donors can schedule an appointment to give using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, by visiting or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).


Widowed Persons Group

Oakdale Widowed Persons Group invites you to join them the first Saturday of each month for breakfast at 9 a.m. and on the third Tuesday of each month for lunch at 1 p.m.; call for locations. All are welcome to join the group no matter how long ago you lost your spouse. For more information, contact Barbara at 209-322-2184.