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Community Briefs 02-08-23

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


Quilters Meet

The Oakdale Quilters Guild is a non-profit group organized for charitable and educational purposes. The February meeting will be on Thursday, Feb. 9 at 6:30 p.m., with members of the guild gathering at Blossom Quilting, 7450 River Road, Oakdale. In addition, the special February class will be a Cathedral Window Flag Class at Blossom Quilting on Saturday, Feb. 25. Available spots are limited and filling up quickly; if interested in attending the class, call 209-345-3357 or email More information is also available at Those interested in learning to quilt or those who are experienced quilters are welcome to join them for a visit.


Super Bowl Breakfast

Members of the Escalon Sunrise Rotary will be putting on their Super Bowl breakfast on Sunday, Feb. 12 at the Escalon High School cafeteria, featuring freshly prepared omelets with a number of filling options, a variety of pastries, biscuits and gravy, fruit and beverages. Diners choose the fillings for their omelets, which are then cooked up fresh by Rotarians manning the frying pans. Hours for the breakfast are 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.; ticket prices are $15 for adults, $10 for students and those preschool age and younger eat for free. For tickets, contact Diane at 209-604-1992; John at 209-470-2660; Dave at 209-838-7810 or Tickets will also be available at the door.


Golden Agers Dance

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.


Weight Loss Support

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

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 March 5, April 2, May 7, June 4, July 2, Aug. 6, Sept. 3, Oct. 1, Nov. 5 and Dec. 3.


Widowed Persons Group

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.