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Testing Site Open
Escalon Unified School District, in cooperation with the San Joaquin County Health Department and Fulgent Genetics, is hosting a COVID-19 testing site at the Escalon High School Performing Arts Center. This is free, rapid COVID testing and the site is open Monday through Friday, holidays excluded, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; enter on the Yosemite Avenue side. They will take drop-ins or you can make an appointment at https://sjc.fulgentgenetics.com/appointment. The site is open to all area residents; it is not limited to the school district, as anyone in the region is eligible to come in for the free rapid COVID-19 testing.
Stolle In Concert
Modesto native and 12-year veteran of Broadway’s The Phantom of the Opera, Jeremy Stolle, will be performing at the Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022. Tickets, priced from $39 to $54, are available online at www.galloarts.org, by calling (209) 338-2100, or when visiting the center’s ticket office at 1000 I St., in downtown Modesto. Accompanied by his band, The Unreachable Stars, Stolle performs “No More Talk of Darkness,” a storytelling-style concert about life, love, and the perseverance it takes to succeed on Broadway. The performance includes musical genres from classical to pop/rock.
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.