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Community Briefs 7-15-20

TOPS Members Meet

All are invited to the weekly meeting of TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, 1034, which meets on Monday mornings from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the United Methodist Church at 1480 Poplar Ave., Oakdale. The group features help with weight loss in a supportive setting. Residents of Oakdale, Riverbank, Escalon and beyond are welcome to attend. Call Audrey Oliver for more information at 209-765-7838 or visit


Blood Drive Opportunities

Red Cross blood donors are one of a kind. Their dedication and generosity are unmatched. But there aren’t enough donors to meet the demands of hospitals and patients. Your blood donation is urgently needed this month. Upcoming opportunities to give blood include: Oakdale’s Bianchi Community Center, 110 S. Second Ave., Thursday, July 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Steves Chevrolet Buick Oakdale, 1285 E. F St., Tuesday, July 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sponsor Code: stevesoakdale.


Weekly Market

Get the freshest fruits and vegetables, peruse the many merchandise booths, grab some dinner and enjoy strolling in the summer evening air, each Wednesday night in downtown Oakdale. Hosted along North Third Avenue, between D and F streets, make time to visit the Oakdale Farmers Market, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday nights. The market runs through September; vendors have social distancing protocols in place.