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POSTED April 5, 2017 10:29 a.m.

Datebook lists upcoming events and items of interest to those in and around the Oakdale area.

 

Come join the fun at Heritage School of Discovery, 1501 Magnolia, Oakdale on Saturday, April 15 for a free Community Easter Egg Hunt and family fun day. Egg hunts will be offered in different age groups for youngsters; bring your own basket to hunt for eggs. The hunt starts at 11 a.m. and there will also be games, arts and crafts, along with hot dogs, chips and more, all free for the community.

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The Healthy Aging Association has opened free registration for their award winning program, “A Matter of Balance” designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. The program will run April 6 through May 25. It will be hosted at the Stanislaus County Library, 1500 I St., Modesto on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon. Classes are conducted once a week for eight weeks. To inquire or register, contact Samantha Borba, Program Manager at 523-2800.

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TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) meets every Monday morning from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. The group meets at United Methodist Church, Johnson Hall, 1480 Poplar St., Oakdale. For additional information on the group and what they offer contact Chuck at (650) 279-5310.

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St. Patrick’s Altar Society’s annual Pancake Breakfast has been scheduled for Sunday, April 9 from 7 a.m. to noon. Breakfast will be served at St. Patrick’s Social Hall on Highway 120, just west of Escalon. Price is $7 for adults, $4 for children ages 3 to 10; and under 3 eat for free. Proceeds go directly to purchasing flowers, church decorations for Easter and Christmas seasons and communion bread for the church.

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The next Accordion Music and Social for the Good Time Accordion Club will be hosted on Wednesday, April 12 at 7 p.m. at the Escalon Community Center, 1055 Escalon Ave., Escalon. Accordion fans and performers of all skill levels welcome. Admission is $5 at the door. For more information, contact Karl Wucherer at 209-556-3105. Special guest performers this month will be the Funstrummers Ukulele Band.

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Oakdale Women’s Connection will host its monthly buffet luncheon, Thursday April 13 from noon to 1:30 p.m., at Papapolloni Mediterranean Bistro, 1214 W. F St., Oakdale. Cost is $18 per person and reservations are requested. Melody Diamond of Double Diamond Youth Ranch will be the guest speaker. For reservations or additional information contact Barbara at 847-5605.

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Oakdale Rescue Mission will host a fundraiser barbecue and silent auction on Saturday, May 6 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Community United Methodist Church at 1480 Poplar, featuring hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, salads, drinks and dessert. Tickets are $20 per person; those under 12 eat for free. There will also be raffle drawings and live music. For more information, call 209-322-3575.

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The Healthy Aging Association is currently seeking Young At Heart Fitness Instructors to lead Young At Heart group exercise classes. No experience is needed. Volunteer Orientation will be held on Wednesday, April 12 from noon to 3 p.m. at 3500 Coffee Road, Suite 19, Modesto. Free training certification is available. Other volunteer opportunities are also available. For information or to reserve a space call 523-2800.

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The Oakdale Garden Club will host its annual Salad Bar Luncheon and Plant Sale on Tuesday, May 16 at the Bianchi Community Center, 110 S. Second Ave., Oakdale. Tickets are $10 per individual or $100 for reserved tables of eight persons. Doors will open at 11:15 a.m. and luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. For additional information contact Club President Bob Taylor at 848-8746, visit www.oakdalegardenclub.org or find them on Facebook at Oakdale Garden Club.

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