COM­MU­NITY BRIEFS

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Ac­cor­dion Club Meets

All are wel­come to at­tend the up­com­ing ac­cor­dion mu­sic and so­cial on Wed­nes­day, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. The gath­er­ing will be hosted at the Escalon Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, 1055 Escalon Ave., and will be the reg­u­lar monthly meet­ing of the Good Time Ac­cor­dion Club. Ac­cor­dion fans and per­form­ers of all skill lev­els are wel­come. Ad­mis­sion is $5 at the door. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Karl Wucherer, 209-556-3105.

Blue Star Ses­sion

The Mid-Cal Blue Star Moms are get­ting ready to ship care pack­ages overseas to the troops; the or­ga­ni­za­tion will meet on Thurs­day night, Nov. 9 at 5 p.m. at Mt. Mike’s in Escalon to dis­cuss the project and all are wel­come to at­tend. Mem­bers come from sev­eral Cen­tral Val­ley com­mu­ni­ties.

Gar­den Club Tour

The Oak­dale Gar­den Club will en­joy a fun-filled tour of area sites on Tues­day, Nov. 14. The group will travel to Hugh­son’s Duarte Nurs­ery, as well as Scia­bica Olive Oil plant, Modesto. Per­sons in­ter­ested in join­ing the group tour should meet at the park­ing area of Gene Bianchi Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, 110 S. Sec­ond Ave., Oak­dale at 9:15 a.m. Group will de­part promptly at 9:30 a.m. For more in­for­ma­tion call Karen Bara­jas at (209) 848-2231 by Fri­day, Nov. 10.

Hol­i­day Craft Fair

Come get some hol­i­day shop­ping started at the Craft Fair hosted at St. Mary’s Catholic Church Par­ish Cen­ter, 55 Oak Ave., Oak­dale. The event is sched­uled for Satur­day, Nov. 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sun­day, Nov. 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Many booths will fea­ture hand­made items, along with an as­sort­ment of toys, quilts, jew­elry and com­mer­cial ven­dors, baked goods, and food. There will also be hol­i­day pho­tos by Hud­son Pho­tog­ra­phy, in­clud­ing pic­tures with Santa; pho­tos are of­fered at $5 each and are ready in an hour. The craft fair is spon­sored by the YLI, Young Ladies In­sti­tute, Mater Christi #140.

St. Pa­trick’s Event

St. Pa­trick’s Catholic Church is host­ing its Hol­i­day Craft Fair on Satur­day, Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sun­day, Nov. 19 from 9 a.m. to noon. The fair will be hosted at the Church Hall, 19399 E. High­way 120, Ripon, on High­way 120 be­tween Escalon and Ripon. Goal of the craft fair is to raise funds for St. Vin­cent de Paul and needy res­i­dents in the area. Come see the va­ri­ety of craft and hol­i­day-themed items, make some pur­chases and sup­port the mis­sion of St. Pa­trick’s Catholic Church.

TOPS Ses­sion

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sen­si­bly) Oak­dale hosts meet­ings ev­ery Mon­day from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., at the United Methodist Church, 1480 Po­plar St., Oak­dale and are open to the com­mu­nity. For ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion call Chuck Ber­ber at (650) 279-5310.

FFA Game Night

Oak­dale High School FFA will host its 11th An­nual Game Night on Wed­nes­day, Nov. 15 at the Gene Bianchi Com­mu­nity Cen­ter. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. and games will be­gin at 6:30 p.m. Tick­ets are $20 per per­son. For ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion or to pur­chase tick­ets call 8487169 or e-mail ehartzell@ojusd.org.

Dream Award Of­fered

Lo­cal ser­vice or­ga­ni­za­tion Sorop­ti­mist In­ter­na­tional of Oak­dale is ac­cept­ing ap­pli­ca­tions for its an­nual Live Your Dream Award. Each year, the pro­gram pro­vides cash grants to head-of-house­hold women so they can achieve their ca­reer goals by com­plet­ing their ed­u­ca­tion or job training. Ap­pli­cants must demon­strate fi­nan­cial need and be en­rolled in, or have been ac­cepted to, a vo­ca­tional/ skills training pro­gram or an un­der­grad­u­ate de­gree pro­gram. Sorop­ti­mist In­ter­na­tional of Oak­dale will present a $1,000 cash award through the pro­gram. To re­quest an ap­pli­ca­tion, con­tact Suzette Ti­tus at 209-602-6562 or Diane Ott at 209-614-8451. Ap­pli­ca­tions must be re­ceived by Nov. 15.

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