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Community Briefs

Fundraising Dinner

Tickets are on sale now for an upcoming benefit tri-tip dinner for the local Learning Tree Preschool, planned in August. They can be purchased through July 26 at the Escalon location (2216 Edmart St., Escalon), the Oakdale location (1480 Poplar St., Oakdale), Escalon Children’s Services (ECS at Dent Elementary School, 1998 Yosemite Ave., Escalon) or at the Oakdale Farmers Market on Wednesday, July 26 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Cost is $40 per ticket and includes a meal for four with a tri-tip, corn on the cob, chili beans, French bread and a bottle of soda.

Pick up will be on Thursday, Aug. 3 at 201 N. Third Ave., Oakdale, behind House of Beef.


Classic Car Show

Come join the fun and support a good cause, as the Anita’s Angels team hosts a fundraiser for the Relay For Life of Oakdale – Riverbank, putting on a classic car show. Cars, bikes and vendors are all welcome; the show is set for Saturday, July 29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Oakdale Family Church of the Nazarene, 1700 W. F St., Oakdale. There will be awards, raffle drawings, a DJ providing music, along with food and fun. Enter your vehicle or just come to enjoy the classics. Pre-registration is $20, cost to register the day of the show is $25. Participating vendors will also supply a raffle item. Registration for the show comes with a hot dog or hamburger meal. For additional information, call or text Frank at 209-345-3486 and for registration forms, go to


Hutton’s Hamlet

A hilarious Wild West version of Romeo and Juliet, the Friday and Saturday shows, July 21 and 22, are the next in the summer series at Hutton’s Hamlet, 132 W. G St., Oakdale. Romeo Earp crashes the Oakley’s Harvest Festival, and it’s love at first sight when he spies Juliet Oakley. The only problem is that Earps and Oakleys are sworn enemies. How will Juliet tell her dad that she’s fallen in love with a boy he hates worse than burnt cornbread, and how will she ward off Deputy Martin who already intends to marry up with her? To make matters worse, Romeo accidentally kills Juliet’s cousin, and is banished from Possum Trot.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for 12 and under. Call for times, 209-848-1216.