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Community Briefs 10-12-22

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


Theatre Workshop

Hutton’s Hamlet in Oakdale is offering an after-school theatre workshop starting Oct. 25. This theatre workshop will last six weeks – through Dec. 1 – and will end with a cumulative performance to show off to friends and family what the students learned in just those six weeks. The workshop will be taught by Emily Frantz, an Oakdale native with a theatre degree from the University of California, Irvine. Acting basics and applying them to scenes from plays/movies will be covered, in addition to basic musical theatre dance, and clowning; a trio of disciplines. Classes will be on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information on registration and cost, contact Hutton’s Hamlet personnel at


Holiday Bazaar

On the schedule for Saturday, Oct. 29, it’s the 25th annual Holiday Bazaar at the Escalon United Methodist Church, 2000 Jackson Ave., Escalon. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and there will be handmade crafts, gifts and holiday items, needlework, a drawing for an opportunity quilt, wood crafts, homemade jams/jellies and frozen ready-to-bake homemade pies. Also, enjoy a soup/pie lunch at the bazaar for $10. Call for more information, 209-838-2792.


Weekly Dances

Check out the Golden Agers 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; contact Ellie DeJesus at 209-277-5584 or Lupe Padron at 209-573-5014. 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 support group that meets in Oakdale every Monday morning from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Community United Methodist Church on Poplar. 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.


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.