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Community Briefs 4-13-22

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


Garden, Plant Sale

An Oakdale Community Garden fundraiser is scheduled for Friday, April 15 and Saturday, April 16 at 410 E. A St., Oakdale. There will be perennial and annual plants, potted arrangements, garden accessories and garden art available. This sale will help raise funds for the Oakdale Community Garden project. Hours are Friday, April 15 from noon to 6 p.m.; Saturday, April 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Antique Dresser Drawing

Tickets are available now for an upcoming drawing for a refurbished antique dresser, the tickets on sale through May 7. Proceeds will benefit the Escalon Historical Museum. Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased during the open hours at the museum, Wednesdays and Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m.; the museum is at 1630 Main St., Escalon. The dresser was painted by Rosie’s Rustics and is a mustard yellow with batik style stencil and colorful knobs. You can also contact Wendy at 209-482-5475 or Sandy at 209-838-1275 for tickets or more information.


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.


Widowed Persons Meet

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.


Enjoy Dancing

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.


Theatre Assistant Needed

Hutton’s Hamlet is looking to hire a female assistant for the Summer Theatre Workshops. Time commitment would be Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. plus performance weekends (every other weekend). Theatre begins May 31 and runs until July 30. Duties would include the following: assisting in activities and games, helping other assistants in costuming the show, acting as a stage manager during performances. Must be 18 years or older. Contact Emily at to schedule an interview.