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McHenry Mansion Slates Faire, Candlelight Tours

Be ready to get into the holiday spirit by attending the annual Dickens Faire on Saturday, Dec. 5. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in front of the McHenry Mansion at 15th and I streets in Modesto. There will be a variety of vendors, crafts, food, carolers and other musical entertainment. Father Christmas will be there to greet the children. You may also tour the McHenry Mansion, which will be beautifully decorated for the holidays as it was in Victorian times. Docents, some of which will be dressed in period clothing, will be ...

November 23, 2015 | | 209 CELEBRATIONS

The Beat Goes On

The Oakdale High School marching band trains for precision – in the music and the moves.

August 14, 2013 | Dawn M. Henley | 209 CELEBRATIONS

Know How To Beat The Heat

As higher temperatures in the 90s and 100s return to the Central Valley, local public health officials are advising all residents to take steps to protect themselves and others from the effects of hot weather.

June 08, 2013 | | 209 CELEBRATIONS

Hundreds Join Cancer Fight At Oakdale Relay

By the time the dust had settled on the 24-hour event that was Relay For Life of Oakdale 2013, more than $153,000 had been raised in the fight against cancer.

May 03, 2013 | Marg Jackson | 209 CELEBRATIONS

Join The Cause Of Team In Training

Janet and Tawny of J&K Salon in Oakdale, along with their friend Tammie, have been inspired to join the "Team in Training" for the Inaugural Nike Women's Marathon Half, in honor of Tammie's 3-year-old nephew Jack. The youngster has been battling T-Cell Lymphoma for over a year.

April 12, 2013 | | 209 CELEBRATIONS

Heirloom Garden Club Gathers For Meeting

The Riverbank Heirloom Garden Club will be gathering for its second annual spring meeting on Friday, April 12 at 5 p.m.

April 03, 2013 | | 209 CELEBRATIONS

Local Youth To Rally Against Tobacco At State Capitol

More than 200 Stanislaus County youth, including seven Oakdale High School students, will travel to Sacramento on Monday, April 8 to rally against the tobacco industry and promote local tobacco use prevention efforts.

April 03, 2013 | | 209 CELEBRATIONS

On The House - Oakdale Family Receives Home Improvement Services

By "paying it forward" an Oakdale family has collected.

April 03, 2013 | Dawn M. Henley | 209 CELEBRATIONS

Get Growing - Urban Gardening Flourishes In The Valley

Have you ever wanted to have your own garden but lived in the city with limited space? If so, you may want to learn a little bit about urban gardening. Living within the city limits has not stopped Miles Wampler from growing a plethora of fruits and vegetables in his urban garden. Urban gardening is a creative way to grow a garden in a city or town with limited space.

March 27, 2013 | Virginia Still | 209 CELEBRATIONS

First Tee Program: Golf With A Side Of Life Skills

Cloudy skies covered the Escalon Golf Course like a canopy on Saturday, March 2, but that did not prevent The First Tee of Central Valley from having an open house from 10 a.m. to noon.

March 13, 2013 | Virginia Still | 209 CELEBRATIONS

Mobile Clinic Reaches Veterans

With the goal of reaching out to area veterans, whether they needed help filling out paperwork or needed a medical referral, it was basically 'one stop shopping' for the vets on Thursday.

March 06, 2013 | Marg Jackson | 209 CELEBRATIONS

Recreation Department Gears Up For Spring, Summer

The City of Oakdale Recreation Department is pleased to announce the 2013 Spring and Summer Activity Guide is now available. Guides are available online at or at City Hall, 280 N. Third Ave. This season the Department introduced many new programs for Youth, Adults and Aquatics. Programs begin in March so do not miss out and get your Activity Guide today.

February 27, 2013 | | 209 CELEBRATIONS

Kick up Your Heels - Locals Enjoy Square Dancing The Night Away

On a well-worn wooden dance floor, with chairs lining the room along the walls, dancers of all ages, sizes, shapes and abilities gather each week to enjoy some musical exercise and the camaraderie that goes along with a group activity.

February 20, 2013 | Marg Jackson | 209 CELEBRATIONS

Learn To Square Dance

The Single Skirts 'N' Flirts invites the public to have fun, meet new people and make new friends, while getting fit to toe-tapping music. Square Dancing classes begin today, Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m., and the first three lessons are free.

February 06, 2013 | | 209 CELEBRATIONS

Bazaar Fills Church With Festive Offerings

Oakdale's River Oak Grace Community Church served as the host site for a festive holiday bazaar on Saturday, put together through the MOPS/MOMSNext organization that meets at the church.

December 12, 2012 | | 209 CELEBRATIONS

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