Community Briefs 7-11-18

Rescue Mission Fundraiser

Oakdale Rescue Mission is planning a
‘ginormous’ Garage Sale featuring tools, furniture, kitchen items, clothing,
and more. The sale is scheduled for Thursday, July 19; Friday, July 20; and
Saturday, July 21 beginning at 7 a.m. each day – closing time will depend on
the heat. Come see the items at 131 W. G St., Oakdale. Proceeds will go to
Oakdale Rescue Mission’s new home to get it up and running to benefit those in
our community. For questions or donations, call Matthew at 1 (831) 207-8688.

Beauty And The Beast

Students of Oakdale High School and
Sierra View Elementary will take to the stage for the 27th Annual YES company
production, with ‘Beauty and the Beast’ the featured performance. Show dates
are July 20, 26 and 27 at 7:30 p.m., and July 21, 22, 28 and 29 at 3 p.m. YES
(Youth Entertainment Stage) Company is producing Disney’s Beauty and the Beast,
to be performed at the Gallo Center for the Arts. Tickets are now on sale at
the Gallo Center for the Arts box office and

Library Activities

The new monthly edition of Family Story
Time will be featured at the Oakdale Library on Saturday, July 14, at 10 a.m.
Books, music, finger plays and more. This is a wonderful opportunity for
families who miss out on the regular weekday Story Time to share the full
experience together. Wee Move And Play program, featuring unstructured
imaginative play for little ones, 5 and under, will be hosted Mondays, July 16
and July 30. Parents can help their children learn social skills and have fun
at the same time. Join in at 11 a.m. both days. The Children’s Craft this month
will feature an “anything goes” Craft-a-Palooza event. Choose from a wide array
of crafts from the past, and crafts yet undone. Make one here or take one to
go. There will be a great assortment of fun to do on Wednesday, July 18, at
3:30 p.m.

Artisan Market

The second annual Delicato Summer
Artisan Market series will start on Saturday, July 14. Stay cool inside, sip
wine and shop; the market will feature local food products, jewelry, wearables,
handcrafted items and more. The Artisan Markets will take place from 11 a.m. to
4 p.m. on the second Saturday, July 14; Aug. 11 and Sept. 8. The public is
encouraged to sip the newest wine releases chosen from the current tasting menu
while shopping the displays from local vendors; wine tasting fee is $5, no
entry fee to browse the Artisan Market. Delicato is on Highway 99, four miles
north of Manteca at Exit 246.

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

Docents Sought

The Great Valley Museum on the West
Campus of Modesto Junior College is offering training for new docents to share
information about the habitats, animals, and plants of the Central Valley with
museum visitors. Docents are trained to lead guided tours for school and adult
groups. A background in science is not required, just enthusiasm for working
with people. For more information or to register, call (209) 575-6196 or go to
GVM’s “Volunteering” page found at

Join Toastmasters

The local REO Speechtrain Toastmasters
Club gathers 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,
July 18. For more information, call (209) 869-8200.

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