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Community Briefs

MOPS Yard Sale

A huge fundraising yard sale put on by the MOPS organization will benefit the group, which meets at The River Christian Community. The sale is scheduled for Friday, March 10 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 11 from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at 1393 Wagon Wheel Court, Oakdale, with plenty of treasures for all. MOPS is a group serving moms in the community.


Book Sale On Now

The Friends of the Oakdale Library is hosting its annual Used Book Sale this week, on Wednesday, March 8 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Thursday, March 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The sale is at the Bianchi Community Center, 110 S. Second Ave. Stop by to get some great bargains and support the library at the same time.


Corned Beef Dinner

The YLI will be hosting its annual Corned Beef Dinner on Saturday, March 11 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Parish Center at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Oakdale. Tickets for the dinner are available from any YLI member or call 985-1486. Adults - $15, Children (ages 7 - 12) - $7, under age 6 - Free. They will again have the ‘Pot of Gold’ 50/50 drawing so join in for an evening of good food, spirits and fun.


Civil War Spaghetti

After taking in the Civil War battle on Saturday in Knights Ferry, plan to stay and enjoy the annual Community Spaghetti Dinner, served at the Community Clubhouse. Serving starts at 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 11 for the spaghetti feast, open to all. There will also be raffle items available.


Teen Events At Library

Teen Book Club is for teens to read, think, discuss, and share. Join in at 3 p.m., Thursday, March 9 for the club at the Oakdale Library. You can pick up a copy of the current selection, “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas,” at the Oakdale Library now. Then, come and add your ideas and voice to the discussion. The Teen/Adult Craft for March will be a “Perler Bead Project.” Participants can iron together multiple beads, melting them to create unique designs and patterns. This craft is intended for ages 13 and over because of the heat used in the design process. Join the fun on Wednesday, March 15, at 3:30 p.m. The library is at 151. S. First Ave., Oakdale.


Rally In Ferry

Water protectors will gather on Friday, March 10 in support of Standing Rock/Mni Waconi/Water is Life. The movement is in opposition to the Army Corps of Engineers decision to forego the environmental impact statement (EIS) study and allow DAPL to build the pipeline under the only water source for the Sioux tribe and millions of others downstream of the Lake Oahe Reservoir, part of the Missouri River. The Standing Rock Sioux, Native Nations of the United States and their allies are organizing a demonstration in Washington D.C on March 10. Locally, supporters will gather at the Knights Ferry Covered Bridge, 17968 Covered Bridge Road, at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 10 for the rally.


Adam And Eve Program

Saint Matthias Anglican Church will host Adam & Eve & Evolution from March 8 through April 8. This is a five-week survey of Christian perspectives on scientific findings and interpreting Genesis 1-3. Participants may choose class times of either Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. or Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. Participants may register at or call 847-2012.


Motor Madness Set

Soroptimist International of Oakdale will host its annual Motor Madness event on Saturday, March 25 at Gene Bianchi Community Center, 110 S. Second Ave., Oakdale. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. and will include beer, wine, soft drinks and appetizers. Raffle tickets are $100 each and cover admission for two adults to the event. The raffle winner can choose from a Harley Davidson Motorcycle or $10,000 cash prize. For tickets or information call Debbie Carreira at 847-2980 or Suzette Titus at 602-6562.


Peddler’s Faire

The Knights Ferry Museum in partnership with the Army Corps of Engineers presents the 27th Annual Gold Country Peddlers Faire. The event will be hosted on Sunday, April 23 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The free event host vendors offering antiques, handmade crafts and art. Proceeds from the event benefit the History Museum and Associates. For vendor information or opportunity call Gayle Higgins at 480-3602.


Healthy Aging


The Healthy Aging and Association will host “Age With Movement,” on Friday May 5. This free event celebrates Older Americans Month. The free festivities include vendor booths, balance and fitness testing, blood pressure check and fun ways to get moving. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Booths are open from 8 a.m. to noon. The event will be hosted at East La Loma Park, 2001 Edgebrook Drive, Modesto. For additional information and details visit or call (209) 523-2800.