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Community Briefs 4-21-21

Relay Kickoff Slated

The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life is anticipating an in person event for the area in October, 2021. Modesto, Turlock and the Oakdale-Escalon-Riverbank-Waterford relays have joined together to form the Relay For Life of Greater Stanislaus County and the kickoff event will be virtual on Wednesday, April 21 at 6 p.m.

The Zoom link for all those interested in attending the kickoff, signing up a team or just learning more about the October event is:

For those unable to attend with the Zoom link, the meeting ID is 862 4526 7265 and the passcode is 250605.

Plans are for a 24-hour, in person Relay For Life in early October, being hosted at John Thurman Field in Modesto.


Weight Loss Support

Members of the local TOPS, Taking Off Pounds Sensibly, weight loss peer support group are once again meeting on Mondays from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Meetings are hosted at the United Methodist Church, 1480 Poplar, in Oakdale. Social distancing measures are in place and observed. For additional information, please contact Audrey Oliver at 209-765-7838 or visit