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Community Briefs 12-15-21

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


Wreaths Program

The Wreaths Across America program will be hosted in Oakdale on Saturday, Dec. 18 beginning at 9 a.m. at the Oakdale Citizens Cemetery. Some parking, especially for the handicapped, is available on the cemetery grounds. Those attending are asked to enter the cemetery where Sixth Avenue crosses J Street into the back of the cemetery. This program will include the laying of wreaths by an Oakdale Scout Troop and other volunteers, expected to include Congressman Josh Harder, placing them on the graves of military veterans. It is open to all interested in attending.


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.