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Community Briefs 01-11-23

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


Call For Entries

Delicato Family Wines is hosting its 33rd Fine Art Show and entries are currently being sought. Artists who would like to participate in the art show can submit entries to the Delicato Tasting Room through Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023. An application may be obtained by phoning 209-824-3678/209-824-3501; e-mailing or by visiting the Tasting Room in Manteca. It is also posted on the Tasting Room website at Up to five pieces per artist may be entered in the competition, at a cost of $9 per entry. The Fine Art Show is open to entries by the creators of original art produced within the last three years. The exhibit itself will run from Saturday, Feb. 4 through Saturday, Feb. 25.


West Side Music

A couple of entertaining musical performances are scheduled at the West Side Theatre, 1331 Main St., Newman. On Saturday, Jan. 14 at 8 p.m., West Side will present Rob Ely - Elvis Through the Years. Tickets are available at: or call 209-862-4490. It’s always a great show from this talented, versatile entertainer and award-winning Elvis tribute artist; Ely energizes the crowd with his classic Elvis performance. Saturday, Jan. 21 at 8 p.m., it’s the classic Journey Revisited. For tickets, go to: or call 209-862-4490. Journey Revisited dedicates themselves to replicating the sound of classic Journey through their spectacular live performances. These exceptional musicians cover all of the Journey fan favorites and without pre-recorded backing tracks or digital vocal enhancements.


TOPS Group Meets

All interested are welcome to join TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) a weight loss support group that meets in Oakdale every Monday morning from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.; they have a new location for 2023, meeting at 7450 River Road, Suite 4, Oakdale. 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.


Accordion Club Sessions

The Good Time Accordion Club members meet on a regular basis, the first Sunday of the month at 2:30 p.m., hosted at the Escalon United Methodist Church, 2000 Jackson Ave., Escalon. Admission is $5; there are free refreshments provided. The club presents musicians of all levels and many musical styles. Anyone can bring an accordion and play or just come to enjoy listening to the musical performances. The 2023 gatherings are scheduled for Feb. 5, March 5, April 2, May 7, June 4, July 2, Aug. 6, Sept. 3, Oct. 1, Nov. 5 and Dec. 3.


Dance In Riverbank

Check out the Golden Agers dance group 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. Just drop in to check it out or become a member. Fees are $5 for members and $6 for non-members. Membership is $15. The Community Center is at 3600 Santa Fe St., Riverbank.


Widowed Persons Support

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.