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Community Briefs 6.24.2020

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 Slated

Steves Chevrolet, 1285 E. F St., in Oakdale will host a Red Cross blood drive on Tuesday, July 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; all eligible are encouraged to attend. The blood drive also features COVID-19 testing for blood donors. Call for additional information, 209-847-2261.


Peddler’s Market Set

The 48th Annual ‘Sierra Nevada Peddler’s Market’ will be held over the Independence Day Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, July 4 and 5, in the mountain resort town of Arnold, on Highway 4. The Market features over 60 booths of antiques and collectibles, original art and crafts, and vintage jewelry; just a few of the range of items offered. The Market also offers homemade, hot prepared food booths and kettlekorn. Staged on the park-like grounds of Bristols Ranch House Café at 961 Highway 4 in downtown Arnold, hours for the Peddler’s Market are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission and parking are free; all are encouraged to come join the celebration.