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Women’s Luncheon

Come to the last luncheon meeting of the year for the Oakdale Women’s Club, set for Tuesday, May 2. Installation of Officers and Scholarship recipients are the main event. Cost for the noon luncheon buffet at the Oakdale Golf and Country Club on North Stearns Road is $16 per person. RSVP to Linda Rossi at 209-606-7727 or


Omelet Dinner

The ‘Build Your Own’ omelet dinner put on by the Escalon United Methodist Church is scheduled for Saturday, April 29. Dinner includes omelet, potatoes, biscuits, fruit and beverage with ticket prices $8 for adults, $4 for children under 10, children under five free. Dinner hours are 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Escalon United Methodist Church, 2000 Jackson Ave., Escalon. For more information, call (209) 838-1212.


Age With Movement

The Healthy Aging 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.


Officer Appreciation

An Officer Appreciation Night is being planned at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church Social Hall, 7820 Fox Road, Hughson on Saturday, May 20 starting at 5:30 p.m. The First Baptist church is sponsoring this event, designed to honor all officers retired or active within the county. Guest speaker is Assemblyman Heath Flora and Master of Ceremonies is Sheriff Adam Christianson. Tickets are $45 each, with proceeds going to the Shriners Hospital in Sacramento. There will be drawings and a silent auction throughout the evening. Only 325 tickets available, time is short so get your reservations now; contact Jim Dean at 883-7088 or Kathy Wungluck at 883-1819.


Toastmasters Meet

Join in each week with the local REO Speechtrain Toastmasters Club for regular meetings every Wednesday morning, 6:30 a.m. to 7:45 a.m., at Perko’s Cafe, Patterson and Oakdale roads, Riverbank. This is a fun way to learn the self-confidence and skills needed for public speaking. All are invited to come and check out the group. The next meeting will be Wednesday, May 3. For more information, call (209) 869-8200.


Healthcare Help

Save Mart Supermarkets has teamed up with Valley Children’s Healthcare to help raise money for critical services. Now through Sunday, April 30, shoppers can tear off $2, $3 or $5 coupons at checkout. Once scanned, the donation will be added to their grocery bill. All proceeds will benefit this premiere pediatric facility. The fundraising drive will be held at 44 Save Mart stores throughout the Central Valley, from Sonora to Porterville, including the local stores in Oakdale and Riverbank. The mission of Valley Children’s Healthcare is to provide high-quality, comprehensive healthcare services to children, regardless of their ability to pay, and to continuously improve the health and well-being of children.


McHenry Tea

A special Mother’s Day Tea will be presented at the McHenry Mansion in Modesto on Saturday, May 13. The Tea Luncheons have been a tradition for many local families and, as always, benefit the Mansion Foundation in maintaining this historical location. McHenry Mansion is at 906 15th St., Modesto and two seatings are planned for the May 13 event. The first will be at 11 a.m.; the second at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 per person; call for reservations at (209) 522-1739 by May 5.


May 20 Concert


An Armed Forces Day Concert is scheduled for Saturday, May 20, 7 p.m. at Ripon Christian High School Performing Arts Center, 435 Maple Ave., Ripon. Voices for the King, a male chorus, will perform inspirational and patriotic music in recognition of national armed service members, local law enforcement and fire department members along with a color guard presentation. This concert is free.