Datebook: What's happening in our town
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• Datebook announces events and activities in the Tracy area. Items are considered on the basis of space availability, public interest and timeliness. Questions may be directed to the newsroom at 830-4280. Press releases — including the name of the event, when and where it will take place, a brief description and a daytime phone number where questions can be directed — may be emailed to tpourtown@tracypress.com or delivered to the Tracy Press, 95 W. 11th St., Ste. 101, in downtown Tracy.

  

THURSDAY, AUG. 28

Common Core presentation

WHEN: 7 p.m.

WHERE: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Life Center, 1635 Chester Drive

DETAILS: Pat Bicknell, coordinator of Citizens of Stanislaus County Against Common Core Coalition, will speak about the Common Core State Standards and answer questions. Entry includes hors d’oeuvres and a ticket for a raffle.

COST: $5

INFO: Monica Dias, 835-6103 

 

SATURDAY, AUG. 30

Courage Run

WHEN: 7:30 a.m.

WHERE: Downtown Tracy

DETAILS: A children’s quarter-mile fun run and 5- and 10-kilometer races for all ages will be organized by Courage Worldwide to support the nonprofit’s Courage House initiative, which provides homes for girls rescued from sex trafficking. Ten percent of the profits will be given to Pregnancy Resource Center of Tracy. Refreshments and medals are also included. Packets can be picked up between 1 and 8 p.m. Friday at Sports Authority, 3150 Naglee Road, or starting at 6:30 a.m. on race day. Volunteers can sign up to help by emailing run@courageworldwide.org.

COST: Kids’ fun run (10 and younger), $14 at packet pickup, $16 day of race; 5- and 10-kilometer races, $36 at packet pickup, $38 day of race

INFO: Race director, run@courageworldwide.org; http://couragerun.org 

Downtown farmers market

WHEN: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

WHERE: 10th Street between Central Avenue and B Street

DETAILS: Fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, flowers and other local products are available at the weekly San Joaquin Certified farmers market in downtown Tracy.

INFO: Tracy City Center Association, 597-0073, www.tracycitycenter.com 

Inspirational open-mic night

WHEN: 7 to 10 p.m.

WHERE: Tracy Performing Arts Foundation Playhouse, 729 Central Ave.

DETAILS: A family-friendly event presented by the Tracy Performing Arts Foundation will include clean stand-up comedy and live music.

COST: $5 donation

INFO: Gabriel, 879-3306 

 

SUNDAY, AUG. 31

Mall farmers market

WHEN: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

WHERE: West parking lot of West Valley Mall, 3200 Naglee Road

DETAILS: A year-round weekly market run by Stockton Certified Farmers Market Association offers fresh local produce and other goods.

INFO: www.stocktonfarmersmarket.org or http://westvalleymall.com 

 

TUESDAY, SEPT. 2

New hours at senior center

WHEN: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WHERE: Lolly Hansen Senior Center, 375 E. Ninth St.

DETAILS: Starting Tuesday, the senior center will be open an extra hour and a half each day, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. New classes and offerings are also in the works.

INFO: Lolly Hansen Senior Center, 831-4230 

GriefShare support group

WHEN: 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Call for address

DETAILS: GriefShare, a ministry to help people who have lost loved ones, meets weekly on Tuesdays for 13 weeks. The group is sponsored by Grace Church, 1330 N. Tracy Blvd. Newcomers are welcome at any time.

COST: Free

INFO: Samantha Williams, Grace Church, 836-1900 

24 Hour Play Fest audition, orientation

WHEN: 7 p.m.

WHERE: Tracy Performing Arts Foundation Playhouse, 729 Central Ave.

DETAILS: Actors, writers, directors, filmmakers and stage crew members, age 16 and older, are needed for the Tracy Performing Arts Foundation’s 24 Hour Play Festival, which will take place Sept. 5 and 6 during the Taste of the Valley Art & Food Festival. Orientation is mandatory. On Friday evening, participants will pick a theme at random, and writers will have 12 hours to create 10-minute scripts. In the morning, scripts will be randomly assigned to groups of actors and directors, and they will prepare to perform at 7 o’clock that night, with the help of a technical team that will assemble props, costumes and effects.

COST: Free

INFO: Mary Carr, 914-1904 

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 3

Free computer classes

WHEN: 10 to 11:30 a.m. and 2 to 3 p.m.

WHERE: Tracy Branch Library, 20 E. Eaton Ave.

DETAILS: People can sign up to learn basic computer skills (10 a.m.) and beginning Internet skills (2 p.m.) at the local library. Classes are open to the public, but signing up early is recommended. Those who own laptops or mobile devices are encouraged to take them to class. More free classes, funded through a Library Services and Technology Act grant, will be offered Sept. 4, 11, 17 and 18.

COST: Free

INFO: Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Libraries, www.ssjcpl.org or 866-805-7323 

Photo contest deadline

DETAILS: For a photography contest cosponsored by Tracy Friends of the Library and Tracy Camera Club, people are invited to consider the theme “For the Love of Reading.” The contest is open to adults and to youth age 17 and younger who live in San Joaquin County. Rules are available on Facebook. Entries will be judged by Mayor Brent Ives, Tracy Press photographer Glenn Moore, Stockton Record photographer Clifford Oto and freelance artist Sioin Queenie Liao. Submissions will be displayed at the library Sept. 6 to 26, and winners will be announced Sept. 13 by Robert Dawson, a Guggenheim Fellow who is photographing libraries in San Joaquin County throughout the year.

COST: Free

INFO: Tiffanie Heben, alcala.heben@att.net or 612-3627; www.facebook.com/TracyFriendsOfTheLibrary

 

THURSDAY, SEPT. 4

Free computer classes

WHEN: 10 to 11:30 a.m. and 2 to 3 p.m.

WHERE: Tracy Branch Library, 20 E. Eaton Ave.

DETAILS: People can sign up for beginner classes on Microsoft Word 2010 (10 a.m.) and Microsoft Excel 2010 (2 p.m.) at the local library. Classes are open to the public, but signing up early is recommended. Those who own laptops or mobile devices are encouraged to take them to class. More free classes, funded through a Library Services and Technology Act grant, will be offered Sept. 11, 17 and 18.

COST: Free

INFO: Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Libraries, www.ssjcpl.org or 866-805-7323 

Downtown grant meeting

WHEN: 5 to 6 p.m.

WHERE: City Hall, Room 109, 333 Civic Center Plaza

DETAILS: The city has created a Façade Improvement Program to help downtown business and property owners spruce up their storefronts, signs and awnings with matching grants. People can attend this informational meeting to learn about eligibility and selection criteria. Deadline to apply for the first group of grants is 5 p.m. Sept. 15. Applications must be submitted to the Economic Development Division at City Hall. Details are available on the city website at www.ci.tracy.ca.us/?navid=4802.

COST: Free

INFO: Barbara Harb, barbara.harb@ci.tracy.ca.us or 831-6491; Amie Mendes, amie.mendes@ci.tracy.ca.us or 831-6110 

Tracy Volunteer Caregivers fundraiser dinner

WHEN: 5 to 7 p.m.

WHERE: Pick up meals behind Save Mart Supermarkets, 875 S. Tracy Blvd.

DETAILS: As a fundraiser, Tracy Volunteers Caregivers is selling drive-through takeout meals prepared by Texas Roadhouse. Each meal includes barbecue pork or chicken, coleslaw, baked beans, bread and butter. Tickets must be purchased by Aug. 25. Tracy Volunteer Caregivers is a nonprofit that provides free services to help Tracy seniors remain independent.

COST: $11 apiece

INFO: Tracy Volunteer Caregivers, 835-2772; Micki Muto Wall, 914-0651 

 

FRIDAY, SEPT. 5

Tracy Woman’s Club meeting

WHEN: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

WHERE: Tracy Elks Lodge, 6400 W. 11th St.

DETAILS: Members of the GFWC Tracy Woman’s Club will discuss opportunities to get involved in the arts, conservation, education, home life, international outreach and public issues. Newcomers are welcome. Lunch reservations are required.

COST: $15 for lunch

INFO: Liz Saalwaechter, 836-2606 

Dick Hastie Memorial Cribbage Tournament


WHEN: 3 p.m. early-bird games, 5 p.m. registration, 7 p.m. doubles

WHERE: Richard O. Hastie Clubhouse, Boys & Girls Clubs of Tracy, 753 W. Lowell Ave.

DETAILS: People can join in the second cribbage tournament in memory of former Tracy Mayor Dick Hastie, an avid cribbage player and Boys & Girls Clubs supporter. The tournament, which continues all day Saturday and Sunday, is sanctioned by the American Cribbage Congress. Cash prizes will be given to winners. A 50-50 raffle is also planned on Saturday. For an entry form or more details, contact Hastie’s son Steve Hastie, the tournament organizer.

COST: Varies by tournament

INFO: Steve Hastie, stevehastie@hotmail.com or 530-251-5397 

 

SATURDAY, SEPT. 6

Transportation Fair

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE: Tracy Transit Station, 50 E. Sixth St.

DETAILS: People can learn about transportation options — including bicycling, walking, buses and trains — during the third fair sponsored by the Tracy Transportation Advisory Commission. Representatives from Tracer, Greyhound, the California High-Speed Rail Authority, the San Joaquin Council of Governments Commute Connection and other agencies will answer questions and provide information. Free Tracer bus rides will be offered all day Saturday on fixed routes because of the Transportation Fair and the Taste of the Valley Art & Food Festival in downtown Tracy.

COST: Free

INFO: City of Tracy Public Works, 831-6300 

Grand Theatre open house

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WHERE: Grand Theatre Center for the Arts, 715 Central Ave.

DETAILS: In celebration of the eighth anniversary of the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts, the center will be opened to the public. In the galleries, visitors can view a new show featuring five Bay Area artists’ individual twists on “Transforming the Written Word.” The exhibition will be on display until Nov. 1.

COST: Free

INFO: Grand Theater Center for the Arts, 831-6858 or www.atthegrand.org 

Taste of the Valley Art & Food Festival

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

WHERE: Downtown Tracy

DETAILS: Taste of the Valley, Tracy’s new summer festival, aims to highlight the city’s culture and diversity, featuring pageants, crafts, food and fun for all ages. The first day of the festival includes a rib cook-off, cooking demonstrations, a youth art contest and show, a scavenger hunt, a 24-hour play festival and live entertainment on three stages.

COST: Free

INFO: Tracy Chamber of Commerce, 835-2131; http://tracychamberevents.com 

24 Hour Play Festival

WHEN: 5 p.m.

WHERE: Community Stage, Taste of the Valley Art & Food Festival

DETAILS: People are invited to watch as the results of Tracy Performing Arts Foundation’s 24 Hour Play Festival are revealed. Actors, writers, directors, filmmakers and stage crew members will write, produce and rehearse six original short plays in just 24 hours.

COST: Free

INFO: Mary Carr, 914-1904

An Evening of Elegance

WHEN: 6 to 10 p.m.

WHERE: 230 S. Sterling Drive

DETAILS: Adults, age 21 and older, are invited to An Evening of Elegance, a fundraiser for the Mountain House High School Athletic Booster Club. The menu includes an appetizer; a choice of chicken, steak or salmon with sides; and dessert. A disc jockey will provide music for dancing. People can also bid in a silent auction, take advantage of a photo booth and enjoy a no-host bar. Tables for 10 can be reserved. Tickets are available until Aug. 15.

COST: $50 each

INFO: Corey Strock, cstrock@gmail.com; www.facebook.com/EveofElegance; Mountain House High School Athletic Booster Club, http://mhhsboosters.org 

Mariachi Imperial de Mexico

WHEN: 7 p.m.

WHERE: Grand Theatre Center for the Arts, 715 Central Ave.

COST: $30 to $100, depending on seats

INFO: Grand Theatre box office, 831-6858 or www.atthegrand.org 

 

SUNDAY, SEPT. 7

Taste of the Valley Art & Food Festival

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

WHERE: Downtown Tracy

DETAILS: Music and dance performances, a hot-wings eating competition and a chili cooking contest will highlight the second day of the new Taste of the Valley festival.

COST: Free

INFO: Tracy Chamber of Commerce, 835-2131; http://tracychamberevents.com 

 

MONDAY, SEPT. 8

Grandparents Day ice cream social

WHEN: 1:30 to 3 p.m.

WHERE: Lolly Hansen Senior Center, 375 E. Ninth St.

DETAILS: Grandparents are invited to celebrate a day in their honor with an afternoon of frozen treats and crafts, including photo booth-style pictures. Grandchildren are welcome.

COST: Free

INFO: Lolly Hansen Senior Center, 831-4230 

Monologue contest meeting, workshop

WHEN: 7 to 9 p.m.

WHERE: Tracy Performing Arts Foundation Playhouse, 729 Central Ave.

DETAILS: The first Citywide Monologue Competition, sponsored by Tracy Performing Arts Foundation, is open to adults and teens age 14 and older. This informational meeting will be followed by an audition skills workshop in preparation for auditions on Sept. 15 and the competition Sept. 20.

COST: Free

INFO: Deborah Littleton, 629-2506; TPAF Playhouse, 229-6443 

 

TUESDAY, SEPT. 9

Teen game night

WHEN: 4 p.m.

WHERE: Tracy Branch Library, 20 E. Eaton Ave.

DETAILS: The library’s Teen Hunger Gamapalooza, a program sponsored by Tracy Friends of the Library, will provide free food and a variety of card, board and video games for local teens to play.

COST: Free

INFO: Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Libraries, www.ssjcpl.org or 866-805-7323; or text @tracyteens to 451-9982 to receive text reminders about upcoming programs 

Women’s shelter dedication

WHEN: 5 to 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Sutter Tracy Community Hospital, 1420 N. Tracy Blvd.

DETAILS: People in the community are invited to attend a dedication for Serenity House, a new emergency shelter in Tracy run by Women’s Center-Youth & Family Services of San Joaquin County. The shelter — a three-bedroom, two-bathroom house whose address is undisclosed — provides a haven for women who are victims of domestic violence and their children.

COST: Free

INFO: Women’s Center-Youth & Family Services, www.womenscenteryfs.org; domestic violence helpline, 465-4878 

 

THURSDAY, SEPT. 11

Free computer classes

WHEN: 10 to 11:30 a.m. and 2 to 3 p.m.

WHERE: Tracy Branch Library, 20 E. Eaton Ave.

DETAILS: People can sign up for beginner classes on email sign-up and basics (10 a.m.) and Google searching (2 p.m.) at the local library. Classes are open to the public, but signing up early is recommended. Those who own laptops or mobile devices are encouraged to take them to class. More free classes, funded through a Library Services and Technology Act grant, will be offered Sept. 17 and 18.

COST: Free

INFO: Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Libraries, www.ssjcpl.org or 866-805-7323 

 

SATURDAY, SEPT. 13

Free SAT practice test

WHEN: 8 a.m.

WHERE: Tracy Branch Library, 20 E. Eaton Ave.

DETAILS: A full SAT practice exam will be offered to high school students, sponsored by Tracy Friends of the Library. The test lasts about four hours. Participants must take two No. 2 pencils, an eraser and a graphing or scientific calculator. Phones, laptops and other electronics are not allowed. Only 30 seats are available; call 937-8221 or visit the library checkout desk to sign up. Online registration is also open.

COST: Free

INFO: Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Libraries, www.ssjcpl.org or 866-805-7323 

East-side city garage sale

WHEN: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

WHERE: Households east of Tracy Boulevard

DETAILS: Households in the eastern half of Tracy will be selling furniture, appliances, electronics and other items.

INFO: Jennifer Cariglio, Public Works Department, jennifer.cariglio@ci.tracy.ca.us or 831-6300 

Mexican Independence Day fiesta

WHEN: 10 a.m.

WHERE: Lincoln Park, East Street and Eaton Avenue

DETAILS: The annual 16th of September celebration, sponsored by the South Side Community Organization in honor of Mexican independence, will start with a parade from Sixth Street and Central Avenue to the park. There, events will feature a performance by the Mike Torres Band, recital of El Grito de Guadalupe, a queen competition and car show, charros, food vendors, a beer garden, arts and crafts booths and children’s activities.

COST: Free

INFO: Joey Juarez, committee chairman, 373-9291 

Photographer speaks at library

WHEN: 4 p.m.

WHERE: Tracy Branch Library, 20 E. Eaton Ave.

DETAIL: Photographer Robert Dawson will speak about his work photographing libraries in San Joaquin County and around the United States. He will also announce the winners of a “For the Love of Reading” photo contest sponsored by the Tracy Friends of the Library. Dawson, a Guggenheim Fellow for photography, released a book in April, “Public Library: An American Commons.”

COST: Free

INFO: Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Libraries, www.ssjcpl.org or 866-805-7323 

United Way poker tournament

WHEN: 6 to 10 p.m.

WHERE: West Valley Mall, 3200 Naglee Road

DETAILS: A no-limit Texas Hold ’em tournament sponsored by United Way will raise money to benefit the Tracy community. The evening includes appetizers and a 50-50 raffle. At the end, players can exchange their chips for raffle tickets: one for every $100 worth. Extra chips can be bought throughout the night: $5 for $50 in chips, $10 for $200 in chips or $20 for $500 in chips.

COST: $20 buy-in for $1,000 in chips

INFO: Ted Guzman, 649-6793; Bob Corsaro, 914-7743 

 

MONDAY, SEPT. 15

Mexican Independence anniversary celebration

WHEN: 4 to 8:30 p.m.

WHERE: Tracy City Hall, 333 Civic Center Drive

DETAILS: A ceremony in celebration of Mexican Independence Day, which is Sept. 16, will include free food, drinks, raffles, music, dance and information from local nonprofits. A representative of the Mexican consulate in Sacramento will be present.

INFO: Lilia Vazquez, 814-5445 

Monologue contest auditions

WHEN: 7 to 9 p.m.

WHERE: Tracy Performing Arts Foundation Playhouse, 729 Central Ave.

DETAILS: The first Citywide Monologue Competition, sponsored by Tracy Performing Arts Foundation, is open to adults and teens age 14 and older. People can audition to participate in the Sept. 20 competition.

COST: Free

INFO: Deborah Littleton, 629-2506; TPAF Playhouse, 229-6443 

TUESDAY, SEPT. 16

Teen Writing Club

WHEN: 4 p.m.

WHERE: Tracy Branch Library, 20 E. Eaton Ave.

DETAILS: Writers in seventh to 12th grades are invited to join the Teen Writing Club, a group that meets in the library’s teen area. For the first meeting, participants can take poems they have written for others to read and critique.

COST: Free

INFO: Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Libraries, www.ssjcpl.org or 866-805-7323

Lawyers in the Library


WHEN: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

WHERE: Tracy Branch Library, 20 E. Eaton Ave.

DETAILS: Licensed, practicing lawyers will meet with individual members of the public to provide free assessments and legal advice on a first-come, first-served basis. There are no income or residency restrictions. The legal clinic, sponsored by the San Joaquin County Bar Association, returns to the Tracy library the third Tuesday in alternate months.

COST: Free

INFO: Rebekah Burr-Siegel, executive director, San Joaquin County Bar Association, 948-0125; Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Libraries, www.ssjcpl.org or 866-805-7323 

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 17

Free e-book classes

WHEN: 10 to 11:30 a.m. and 2 to 3 p.m.

WHERE: Tracy Branch Library, 20 E. Eaton Ave.

DETAILS: People can sign up at the local library to learn how to borrow free e-books and electronic audiobooks using Overdrive and Axis360. Separate classes are offered for Kindle (10 a.m.) and for Nook and iPad (2 p.m.). Classes are open to the public, but signing up early is recommended. Those who own e-readers or other mobile devices are encouraged to take them to class.

COST: Free

INFO: Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Libraries, www.ssjcpl.org or 866-805-7323

Charity golf tournament for hospital foundation

WHEN: 1 p.m.; registration at 11:30 a.m.

WHERE: Shadow Lakes Golf Club, 801 Foothill Drive, in Brentwood

DETAILS: Adesa Golden Gate, an automobile auction company in Tracy, invites the community to its 10th annual charity golf tournament, which will benefit the Tracy Hospital Foundation. Registration for the four-person scramble covers green fees, a golf cart, a boxed lunch, tee prizes, dinner and awards. Live and silent auctions are planned during dinner at 6 p.m. Participants are asked to RSVP by Sept. 3.

COST: $125 per golfer; $25 for dinner-auction only

INFO: Jeff Hoyt, Roy Hawkins or Michelle Caspillo, 839-8000 

 

THURSDAY, SEPT. 18

Free computer classes

WHEN: 10 to 11:30 a.m. and 2 to 3 p.m.

WHERE: Tracy Branch Library, 20 E. Eaton Ave.

DETAILS: People can sign up for classes on Microsoft Powerpoint 2010 for beginners (10 a.m.) and intermediate Microsoft Word 2010 (2 p.m.) at the local library. Classes are open to the public, but signing up early is recommended. Those who own laptops or mobile devices are encouraged to take them to class. More free classes, funded through a Library Services and Technology Act grant, will be offered Sept. 17 and 18.

COST: Free

INFO: Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Libraries, www.ssjcpl.org or 866-805-7323 

Teen craft

WHEN: 4 p.m.

WHERE: Tracy Branch Library, 20 E. Eaton Ave.

DETAILS: Seventh- to 12th-graders are invited to participate in a craft activity designed by the library’s Teen Advisory Group members.

COST: Free

INFO: Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Libraries, www.ssjcpl.org or 866-805-7323 

Elton John: The Early Years

WHEN: 8 p.m.

WHERE: Grand Theatre Center for the Arts, 715 Central Ave.

DETAILS: Kenny Metcalf and his band capture Elton John’s 1970s sound and style, from sequins to sunglasses, in a Vegas-style tribute show.

COST: $23 to $30, depending on seats

INFO: Grand Theatre box office, 831-6858 or www.atthegrand.org

 

SATURDAY, SEPT. 20


Paws for Reading

WHEN: 1 to 3 p.m.

WHERE: Tracy Branch Library, 20 E. Eaton Ave.

DETAILS: Children can practice reading aloud to trained therapy dogs from Paws for Friends. The group visits the library the third Saturday of each month.

COST: Free

INFO: Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Libraries, www.ssjcpl.org or 866-805-7323 

Joe Nichols concert


WHEN: 8 p.m.

WHERE: Grand Theatre Center for the Arts, 715 Central Ave.

DETAILS: Country music artist Joe Nichols recently released a new album, “Crickets,” with a new label and has a catalog of tunes including “Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off” and “Gimmie That Girl.”

COST: $32 to $59, depending on seats

INFO: Grand Theatre box office, 831-6858 or www.atthegrand.org 

Citywide Monologue Competition

WHEN: 8 p.m.

WHERE: Tracy Performing Arts Foundation Playhouse, 729 Central Ave.

DETAILS: People are invited to watch the first Citywide Monologue Competition, sponsored by Tracy Performing Arts Foundation. Participants age 14 and older will present monologues and compete for awards.

COST: $10 general admission

INFO: Deborah Littleton, 629-2506; TPAF Playhouse, 229-6443 

 

TUESDAY, SEPT. 23

Teen FAQ: College admissions

WHEN: 4 p.m.

WHERE: Tracy Branch Library, 20 E. Eaton Ave.

DETAILS: High school students and their parents are invited to an information session with a college admissions officer, who will explain the application process and answer questions.

COST: Free

INFO: Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Libraries, www.ssjcpl.org or 866-805-7323

 

FRIDAY, SEPT. 26

Stand-up comedy show

WHEN: 7 to 10 p.m.

WHERE: Tracy Performing Arts Foundation Playhouse, 729 Central Ave.

DETAILS: People are invited to be the judge of the first Court Jester Stand-up Comedy Show, complete with live musical performances. A red-carpet finale show is planned in December.

COST: $5

INFO: Antonio Magee, 640-1514 or antonio.magee123@gmail.com; Tracy Performing Arts Foundation, 407-0287

Friday Night Jazz


WHEN: 8 p.m.

WHERE: Grand Theatre Center for the Arts, 715 Central Ave.

DETAILS: The Grand Theatre lobbies become a jazz nightclub one night each month for Friday Night Jazz, presented by Main Street Music. All ages are welcome. The Don Cose Arts Café sells snacks, desserts and craft beers and wines for adults 21 and older.

COST: $8

INFO: Grand Theatre box office, 831-6858 or www.atthegrand.org 

 

SATURDAY, SEPT. 27


‘Transforming the Written Word’ gallery talk

WHEN: Noon to 2 p.m.

WHERE: Grand Theatre Center for the Arts, 715 Central Ave.

DETAILS: People can meet the artists behind “Transforming the Written Word,” an exhibition through Nov. 1 in the Souza and Energy galleries at the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts. The show, curated by Tracy resident Susan Richardson, features five Bay Area artists whose work explores the possibilities of text and letterforms.

COST: Free

INFO: Grand Theater Center for the Arts, 831-6858 or www.atthegrand.org

Downtown wine stroll


WHEN: 6 to 9 p.m.

WHERE: 10th Street, Central Avenue and Sixth Street

DETAILS: People age 21 and older can sample a variety of regional wines, listen to music and visit local merchants throughout the downtown area. Tickets can be purchased from the Grand Theater Center for the Arts online box office, www.atthegrand.org, and from participating downtown merchants.

COST: $25 presale, $30 day of the event

INFO: Tracy City Center Association, www.tracycitycenter.com or 597-0073

Vegas in the Valley casino night fundraiser

WHEN: 7 to 11 p.m.

WHERE: Tracy Community Center, 950 East St.

DETAILS: An evening of Las Vegas-style entertainment, games and food will raise money for the Sow A Seed Community Foundation, a local mentoring organization.

COST: $45

INFO: Sow A Seed Community Foundation, 229-4559 or www.sowaseedcf.org

 

SUNDAY, SEPT. 28


Teen safe driving event

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE: Altamont Motorsports Park, 17001 Midway Road

DETAILS: Get Real Behind the Wheel hosts an On-Track Safe Teen Driving event for young drivers age 14 and older and their parents. Returning students should plan to arrive at 11 a.m., while first-time participants should arrive at 9:30 a.m. Proof of age is required, but no learner’s permit or driving experience is needed.

COST: Free; donations accepted

INFO: Tom Simpson, 612-4222; or www.getrealbehindthewheel.com 

 

SATURDAY, OCT. 4

Boys & Girls Clubs Gala

WHEN: 5:30 p.m.

WHERE: Portuguese Hall, 400 W. Ninth St.

DETAILS: The Boys & Girls Clubs of Tracy invites community members to “An Evening in Paris” the theme of this year’s gala and auction. The evening will include live entertainment, silent and live auctions, dinner and a dessert auction. Formal attire is optional. Discounts are available for a table of eight.

COST: $100 each

INFO: Yauna Throne, ythrone@bgctracy.org or 832-2582, ext. 101

Diwali: Festival of Lights

WHEN: 6 p.m.

WHERE: Grand Theatre Center for the Arts, 715 Central Ave.

DETAILS: For a second year, Nirvaana Consulting will present an evening of Indian culture and music. Performances will include Indian classical, contemporary, Bollywood, Banghra and Giddah dance, as well as a fashion show.

COST: $15 to $25, depending on seats

INFO: Grand Theatre box office, 831-6858 or www.atthegrand.org

Gospel reggae concert

WHEN: 6 to 8 p.m.

WHERE: Southwinds Church of Tracy, 13400 W. Middle Road

DETAILS: Christafari, a gospel reggae band, will perform music that blends roots and dancehall reggae with a Christian message. Tickets will be sold at the door and at Sunday services beginning Sept. 14 at Southwinds Church. Organizers expect the show to sell out.

COST: $10 general admission, free for children 5 and younger

INFO: here2seek@yahoo.com; www.southwinds.org; www.christafari.com

 

SATURDAY, OCT. 11

Star Wars Reads Day

WHEN: 10 a.m.

WHERE: Tracy Branch Library, 20 E. Eaton Ave.

DETAILS: Events for all ages are planned in celebration of the third annual Star Wars Reads Day, sponsored by StarWars.com and Tracy Friends of the Library.

COST: Free

INFO: Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Libraries, www.ssjcpl.org or 866-805-7323

 

THURSDAY, OCT. 23

Teen craft

WHEN: 3:30 p.m.

WHERE: Tracy Branch Library, 20 E. Eaton Ave.

DETAILS: Seventh- to 12th-graders can learn how to turn a shrunken sweater into fingerless gloves using just a needle and thread. Sweaters will be provided. This hands-on activity, led by GoGo Craft, is limited to 20 participants. Teens can sign up by phone or by visiting the circulation desk at the Tracy library. Online registration opens Oct. 1.

COST: Free

INFO: Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Libraries, www.ssjcpl.org or 866-805-7323

 

FRIDAY, OCT. 24

Witches and Broomsticks

WHEN: 6 p.m.

WHERE: Downtown Plaza, Sixth Street and Central Avenue

DETAILS: TBA

 

SATURDAY, OCT. 25

Barktoberfest

WHEN: TBA

WHERE: Tracy Civic Center

DETAILS: People are invited to take their dogs for activities including a costume contest, photographs, demonstrations and a pet-themed vendor fair. This outdoor event will support six local animal rescue groups. People can also meet a variety of adoptable animals.

 

SUNDAY, OCT. 26

Teen safe driving event

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE: Altamont Motorsports Park, 17001 Midway Road

DETAILS: Get Real Behind the Wheel hosts an On-Track Safe Teen Driving event for young drivers age 14 and older and their parents. Returning students should plan to arrive at 11 a.m., while first-time participants should arrive at 9:30 a.m. Proof of age is required, but no learner’s permit or driving experience is needed.

COST: Free; donations accepted

INFO: Tom Simpson, 612-4222; or www.getrealbehindthewheel.com

 

SATURDAY, OCT. 28

Blues Night: Daniel Castro Band and Chris Cain

WHEN: 8 p.m.

WHERE: Grand Theatre Center for the Arts, 715 Central Ave.

DETAILS: The Daniel Castro Band will open for blues guitarist Chris Cain, reprising their January concert at the Grand.

COST: $20 to $30, depending on seats

INFO: Grand Theatre box office, 831-6858 or www.atthegrand.org 

 

 

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March 21, 2014
Lil Mud Runner is also on May 18th...... especially important for those who can't make it on Saturday!


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