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Community Briefs
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OHS Drama

Oakdale High School Drama presents “Death by Chocolate,” on Friday, Dec. 2 at Pappapolloni’s Restaurant. The dinner theater experience will begin at 6 p.m. with music, appetizers and a choice of three dinner entrees and dessert. Tickets are $30 per person and may be purchased at Oakdale High School or The Oakdale Leader. For more information call 209-480-9286.


Connection Luncheon

Oakdale Women’s Connection will host its monthly luncheon on Thursday, Dec. 8 at Papapolloni Mediterranean Bistro from noon to 1:45 p.m. Buffet lunch cost is $18. Reservations are requested. This month’s event will host fiddler Brian Cogburn and Karen Yeatts as guest speaker. For reservations and additional information call Angelina at 402-5105.


Garden Club

Oakdale Garden Club will host a field trip to Duarte Nursery and Sciabaca’s Olive Oil Company on Thursday, Dec. 8. Departure for the event will be from the Oakdale City Parking lot at South Yosemite and G Street at 9:15 a.m. A no-host luncheon will be held at the Fruit Yard Restaurant. For additional information contact club President Bob Taylor at 848-8746 or e-mail


Senior Fundraiser

The Stanislaus Senior Foundation will host its Annual Holiday Fundraiser on Friday, Dec. 9. The event will be hosted at McHenry Museum from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will include hors d’oeuvres, wine and a silent auction. Tickets are $40 and may be purchased online at or call 848-2635.


Lee In Concert

Award winning singer and speaker, LouAnn Lee will be featured in an appearance on Friday, Dec. 9 at 6 p.m. at Celebration Center Oakdale, located at 522 E. F St.

Lee is an international recording artist. Passion for the local church fuels the writing of her songs. Her songs have charted consistently on CRW. She has won awards with GMA, and also been featured in Worship Leader Magazine numerous times.


Holiday Singalong

All are welcome to join in for the 18th Annual Christmas Singalong at Hutton’s Hamlet on Monday, Dec. 19 at 6 p.m. Sing your favorite carols and Christmas songs with Annette Hutton accompanying on piano. Free admission, refreshments served. The event will be hosted at Hutton’s Hamlet Performing Arts Center, 132 W. G St., Oakdale, in the chapel at the northeast corner of West G Street and Church Avenue. Call to RSVP or for more information, 209-848-1216.