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Community Briefs 9-05-18

Women’s Club

Oakdale Women’s Club will host its next Luncheon/Meeting on Tuesday Sept. 11, 2018, from moon to 2 p.m. at the Oakdale Golf & Country Club,  243 N. Stearns Road, Oakdale.  The first Fall Luncheon/Meeting of the Oakdale Women’s Club will have as its Guest Speaker Sue McKinney  from Vietnam who will speak on Human Trafficking and modern slavery.   Reservations are a must, so please contact Karen Barajas at (209) 848-2231 by no later than Sept. 6 to confirm attendance at what promises to be a very interesting meeting. The public is invited to attend the program and as a special incentive to help increase Club membership, current members of the OWC who bring in the most new members for the 2018-2019 season will have their membership dues paid for in the next year.


Gardeners Gather

Oakdale Garden Club (OGC) will host a BBQ Luncheon Meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018 at 10 a.m. Oakdale Garden Club’s President, Judy Little, recently announced the OGC’s first General Meeting/Barbecue and Swim Party of the early Fall Season. The non-profit organization, whose works have long-included many beautification projects for the community of Oakdale, is open to all current Club members, former members and anyone interested in knowing more about the group. For information about the meeting’s location and if you would like to attend the event, contact Judy at (916) 217-4499 or leave a voice or text message for her with your personal contact information and she will return your call.


TOPS Meeting

All are invited to the weekly meetings of TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, 1034 that gathers each Monday from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the United Methodist Church, 1480 Poplar Ave., Oakdale. The group features help with weight loss in a supportive setting. Residents of Oakdale, Riverbank, Escalon and beyond are welcome to attend. Call Audrey Oliver at 209-765-7838 for information. You can also visit


Film Society Movie

The Modesto Film Society inaugurates this year’s Modesto Architecture and Design (MAD) week celebration with a screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s classic North By Northwest, showing on Sunday, Sept. 16 at 2 p.m., at Modesto’s historic State Theatre. General admission tickets are $8, and may be purchased on line or at The State Theatre box office, weekdays, noon to 4 p.m. More information about the film or MAD week activities may be obtained by contacting,, or calling The State Theatre at 527-4697. The theatre is at 1307 J St., Modesto.


Final Delicato Market

Delicato Family Vineyards, 12001 S. Highway 99, four miles north of Manteca, will host its final Summer Artisan Market on Saturday, Sept. 8 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Stay cool inside, sip wine and shop, with local food products, jewelry, wearables, handcrafted items and more being offered. The public is encouraged to sip the newest wine releases chosen from the current tasting menu while shopping the displays. The wine tasting fee is $5 (waived for Delicato Wine Club Members) and there is no entry fee to browse the Artisan Market. Also available for purchase will be personal pizzas baked onsite by the Rock Pizza Oven.