Datebook: What's happening in our town
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Friday, Aug. 6

Movie on the Plaza


WHEN: 6:30 p.m.; movie begins at dusk

WHERE: City Hall, 333 Civic Center Plaza

DETAILS: The city of Tracy will present “Kung Fu Panda,” the third in a series of free movies shown outside City Hall. Families are encouraged to take a picnic blanket and spend the evening with friends and neighbors.

INFO: 831-6858

Southside fundraiser dance

WHEN: 7 to 11 p.m.

WHERE: 126 W. First St.

DETAILS: The Mike Torres Band will provide the backdrop for an evening of fun and dancing that will raise money for the Guadalupe Community Center building fund, part of an effort to revitalize the center on Tracy’s Southside.

COST: $15 per person, $25 per couple

INFO: Jose Salcedo, 518-9174

Saturday, Aug. 7

Benefit for violent-crime victims


WHEN: 8 to 10 a.m.

WHERE: Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar, 3060 Naglee Road

DETAILS: Children of Murdered Parents Inc., a nonprofit started by Christina Barnes after her mother, Cindy Ramos of Tracy, was murdered in 2009, will have a pancake breakfast fundraiser. Money raised will help the group provide support to people who have had a family member killed.

COST: $5 per ticket; additional donations are welcome.

INFO: 834-0360

Clothes2Work final blow-out sale

WHEN: 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.

WHERE: 231 E. 11th St., behind State Farm

DETAILS: Everything must go — fixtures, furniture, gently used clothing, shoes, purses and accessories will be for sale to benefit Dimensions In Discovery Inc. a local nonprofit serving Tracy and the surrounding areas. All of the money earned will go directly to the services the nonprofit offers.

COST: No clothing item will cost more than $1.

INFO: Patricia, 408-828-6106

School supply drive

WHEN: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

WHERE: Tracy Interfaith Ministries, 311 W. Grant Line Road

DETAILS: Backpacks and school supplies collected will be distributed to needy children from kindergarten through high school age.

INFO: Kathy, 835-0649 or 914-0649

Tracy Interfaith Ministries golf tournament

WHEN: 11 a.m. check-in; 1 p.m. tee time

WHERE: Tracy Golf & Country Club, 35200 S. Chrisman Road

DETAILS: Tracy Interfaith’s third annual tournament will be followed by no-host cocktails at 5 p.m. and a prime rib dinner and auction at 6 p.m. Golfers should register no later than July 23. Tracy Interfaith distributes food, clothing and other necessities to people in the local community.

COST: $100 per person or $50 for club members; $30 dinner only

INFO: Fidel Garcia, 839-8382; or Darlene Quinn, 836-5424

Fly-fishing talk at library

WHEN: 2 p.m.

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

DETAILS: Tracy Press outdoors columnist Don Moyer will present “Water Enough for Fly Fishing,” a talk including equipment demonstrations and practical tips for anglers of all ages. Refreshments will be served.

COST: Free

INFO: Tracy Friends of the Library, 937-8221 or info@tracyfriends.org

Music in the Park

WHEN: 5 to 9 p.m.

WHERE: Central Community Park, 25 E. Central Parkway, in Mountain House

DETAILS: The concert will feature Diablo Road, a local country legend. Families are encouraged to take blankets and picnics to enjoy the show.

COST: Free

INFO: www.ci.mountainhouse.ca.us/

Fundraising dinner for council candidate

WHEN: 5 p.m.

WHERE: Sansar Indian Cuisine, 430 Grant Line Road

DETAILS: Jass Sangha, who is running for a seat on the Tracy City Council, will host a fundraiser buffet dinner featuring chicken with mixed vegetables, lentil soup, salad, naan and other dishes.

COST: $25 per person

INFO: Mercedes Silveira, 740-8186; or Jass Sangha, 740-6020

Tracy High Class of 1975 reunion

WHEN: 6 p.m. cocktails, 7 p.m. dinner

WHERE: The Reserve at Spanos Park, 6301 W. Eight Mile Road, in Stockton

COST: $35 per person

INFO: Jerry Yerian, 993-3221; Diane Twitchell Sutton, 836-5892; or www.tracyhighclass1975.com

Sunday, Aug. 8

Teeyan Punjabi cultural festival


WHEN: Noon to 4 p.m.

WHERE: Tracy Community Center, 950 East St.

DETAILS: A Punjabi celebration called Teeyan, which means “for women,” will be open to all community members. The fourth annual event will include food, dancing, music and clothes for sale.

COST: $5

INFO: Tajinder Kaur, 640-9512; or pcs_tracy@sbcglobal.net

Monday, Aug. 9

Ready, Set, Grow open house


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

WHERE: 2302 Bessie Ave.

DETAILS: Families can learn about classes sponsored by the city that will prepare preschoolers for the transition to kindergarten. Morning and afternoon classes begin Wednesday, Aug. 11, and run monthly. Fees will vary.

INFO: 831-6858 or www.tracyartsandrec.com

Tuesday, Aug. 10

Golden Agers health seminar


WHEN: 9:30 a.m. to noon

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

DETAILS: Sutter Tracy Community Hospital will pair up with the Golden Agers, a local nonprofit, to discuss health topics that are important for seniors. Lunch will be served after the seminar. Call to register.

INFO: 831-4230

E-mail class at library

WHEN: Noon

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

DETAILS: Adults can learn how to set up and use e-mail. Space is available at five computers; sign up at the circulation desk.

COST: Free

INFO: 937-8221

Wednesday, Aug. 11

First day of school in TUSD, Jefferson


DETAILS: Classes begin at all Tracy Unified School District and Jefferson Elementary School District schools.

INFO: www.tracy.k12.ca.us or www.jeffersonschooldistrict.com

Library fundraiser at Papa Murphy’s

WHEN: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

WHERE: Papa Murphy’s Take & Bake, 1982 W. 11th St.

DETAILS: The pizzeria will give 15 percent of each takeout order, excluding taxes, to the Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library when customers present a Dining for Dollars voucher. Vouchers can be found at any library or online.

INFO: Heather Mompean, 937-7452

Thursday, Aug. 12

Small-business workshop


WHEN: 9 a.m. to noon

WHERE: Small Business Development Center, 56 S. Lincoln St., in Stockton

DETAILS: Entrepreneurs and small-business owners interested in selling goods and services to the government can learn the ins and outs of the process. Call to RSVP.

COST: Free

INFO: 954-5089

Word 2007 class at library

WHEN: Noon

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

DETAILS: Adults can learn the basics of using Microsoft Word 2007. Space is available at five computers; sign up at the circulation desk.

COST: Free

INFO: 937-8221

Blues night with Crossroads

WHEN: 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.

WHERE: Main Street Jazz Café, 809 Central Ave.

DETAILS: Crossroads will perform live at this downtown venue.

INFO: 830-0300 or http://mainstreetjazzcafe.com

‘The Laramie Project’ opening night

WHEN: 8 p.m.; repeats at 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday and at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

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

DETAILS: Based on interviews and journal entries in the aftermath of the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard, a gay University of Wyoming student, the play asks the question, “Could it happen here?”

COST: $12

INFO: 831-6858; www.atthegrand.org; or www.jackelliottproductions.com

Saturday, Aug. 14

Manteca and Tracy camera club show


WHEN: Noon to 5 p.m.

WHERE: Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane, in Manteca

DETAILS: Camera clubs from Tracy and Manteca will host their sixth annual photography contest and show.

INFO: Mick McGuire, elmicky@coreyfro.com

Music in the Park

WHEN: 5 to 9 p.m.

WHERE: Central Community Park, 25 E. Central Parkway, in Mountain House

DETAILS: Aja Vu, a Steely Dan tribute and dance band, will perform. Families are encouraged to take blankets and picnics to enjoy the show.

COST: Free

INFO: www.ci.mountainhouse.ca.us/

Scarlata Farms farm dinner

WHEN: 7:30 to 10 p.m.

WHERE: Scarlata Farms, 28557 S. Lehman Road

DETAILS: An open-air, family-style meal prepared by Mike Trotter of DeVinci’s featuring Windmill Ridge wines will be served by candlelight on the ranch as a celebration of local food, wine and agriculture. Space is limited; call for reservations.

COST: $55 per person

INFO: 915-4628 or www.scarlatafarms.com

Sunday, Aug. 15

Manteca and Tracy camera club show


WHEN: Noon to 5 p.m.

WHERE: Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane, in Manteca

DETAILS: Camera clubs from Tracy and Manteca will host their sixth annual photography contest and show.

INFO: Mick McGuire, elmicky@coreyfro.com

Monday, Aug. 16

First day of classes for New Jerusalem schools, Delta College


DETAILS: Students at San Joaquin Delta College, New Jerusalem School and Delta Charter High School will return to fall classes.

INFO: www.deltacollege.edu, www.newjfalcons.com/ or http://deltahigh.com

Tuesday, Aug. 17

Tracy Chess Club meets


WHEN: 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Safeway meeting room, 1801 W. 11th St.

DETAILS: Children and adults are invited to take their boards, pieces and clocks for an evening of the classic strategy game.

COST: Free

INFO: Richard Beale, 830-0734 or rbeale@sonic.net

Wednesday, Aug. 18

First day of school at Banta School


DETAILS: Banta students will start classes for the fall semester.

INFO: www.bantaesd.org

Library fundraiser at Chili’s

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

WHERE: Chili’s Grill & Bar, 2030 W. Grant Line Road

DETAILS: The restaurant will give 10 percent of each dine-in or takeout bill, excluding taxes and tip, to the Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library when customers present a Dining for Dollars voucher. Vouchers can be found at any library or online.

INFO: Heather Mompean, 937-7452

Saturday, Aug. 21

Jefferson School’s 80th anniversary


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

WHERE: Jefferson School, 7500 W. Linne Road

DETAILS: Everyone who has attended, worked at or been associated with the rural school is invited to celebrate its 80th anniversary with a barbecue lunch, an open house, live music and a display of photos from throughout the school’s history.

COST: Tri-tip lunch, $8; hot dog lunch, $4

INFO: 836-388 or http://jeffersonsd.schoolwires.com

Tracy Volunteer Caregivers Luau

WHEN: 6 p.m.

WHERE: St. Bernard’s Church Hall, 165 W. Eaton Ave

DETAILS: Tickets are now available at Main Street Music, Reich’s Pharmacy, Gerard’s Deli, Sutter Tracy Community Hospital, First Tracy Mortgage and Sousa Reality and Development. The evening will include an auction, dinner and entertainment.

COST: $30

INFO: Tracy Volunteer Caregivers, 835-2772; or Mike McLellan, mxmnet@sbcglobal.net

Music in the Park

WHEN: 5 to 9 p.m.

WHERE: Central Community Park, 25 E. Central Parkway, in Mountain House

DETAILS: Main Street Music All-Stars, a jazz and funk band, will close the summer music series. Families are encouraged to take blankets and picnics to enjoy the show.

COST: Free

INFO: www.ci.mountainhouse.ca.us/

Concerts at the Gazebo with Megan Slankard

WHEN: 6:30 to 9 p.m.

WHERE: Windmill Ridge Winery, 8350 W. Linne Road

DETAILS: The Tracy native singer-songwriter will return for her third concert on the lawn at Windmill Ridge. Attendees are invited to take a picnic and lawn chairs and buy soda, wine or beer from the winery.

COST: $10 per person

INFO: 836-388 or www.windmillridgewinery.com/events.html

Tuesday, Aug. 24

First day of classes for Lammersville schools


DETAILS: Students will return to Lammersville, Wicklund, and Bethany elementary schools after the summer break.

INFO: www.lammersvilleschooldistrict.net

Thursday, Aug. 26

Chamber of Commerce networking mixer


WHEN: 5 to 7 p.m.

WHERE: Willbanks & Wood, 1047 S. Tracy Blvd.

DETAILS: Chamber members and other businesspeople are invited to take business cards to meet and mingle.

INFO: 835-4366

Saturday, Aug. 28

Home winemaking workshop


WHEN: 2 to 4 p.m.

WHERE: Delicato Vineyards tasting room, Highway 99 and French Camp Road, in Manteca

DETAILS: Those looking to hone their winemaking skills can drop by for a free workshop at the valley winery. Reservations should be made, as space fills quickly.

INFO: Jane Schwartz, 824-3401 or jane.schwartz@delicato.com

ONGOING

Vendors needed for multicultural fair


DETAILS: Traina School is accepting applications for vendors for its Oct. 23 Around the World Multicultural Event. Organizers seek applications from food and crafts sellers, small businesses and entertainment troupes.

INFO: Morgan Malsack, 207-8653 or trainafestival@gmail.com

Free clothing available

DETAILS: The Because of Marcus clothing drive has clothes and shoes for those in need. Garments are available at no cost in most styles and virtually all sizes, from newborns through adults. Those interested can call or e-mail to set up a time and place to peruse and pick up items. More information can be found online at www.becauseofmarcus.org and http://tracypress.com/bookmark/4785285.

INFO: Jennifer Spikes, 627-0207 or jennifer@becauseofmarcus.com

Library activities for families

WHEN: Various days and times

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

DETAILS: The Tracy library hosts weekly story times and book clubs for readers of all levels. More information is available online or at the library.

INFO: www.stockton.lib.ca.us/

Preschool story time in Mountain House

WHEN: 2 p.m. Tuesdays

WHERE: Mountain House Branch Library, 579 Wicklund Crossing

DETAILS: Preschoolers and their families are invited for half an hour of stories, poetry, songs, fingerplays and movement.

INFO: www.stockton.lib.ca.us/

Mindfulness Meditation

WHEN: 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays; 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Fridays

WHERE: Flow Yoga Studio, 3602 Mars Way, Ste. 125

DETAILS: Guided sitting meditation and topic discussion

COST: Free; donations welcome

INFO: Silvia Kruse, 830-0405; Abhilasha, 834-1511; or www.flowyogastudios.com

Volunteer gardeners wanted

DETAILS: The Tracy Homeless Coalition has acquired a 12-foot-by-25-foot garden plot and plans to grow fresh fruits and vegetables for the homeless. The coalition is looking for garden lovers to manage and maintain it. Responsibilities include soil preparation, selecting plants and planting them, maintenance and harvest.

INFO: Marvin Rothschild, 914-5242

Bean Festival car show registration

WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 11, during the Tracy Dry Bean Festival

WHERE: 10th Street in downtown Tracy

DETAILS: The Tracy Chamber of Commerce invites owners of classic cars, hot rods, motorcycles and low riders to sign up for a car show that will add some shine to the Tracy Dry Bean Festival. Register and join the day in the sun by contacting the Tracy Chamber, 223 E. 10th St., Tracy CA 95376; or Jon Mendelson at the Tracy Press, 145 W. 10th St., Tracy CA 95376.

COST: $25 pre-registration; $30 after Aug. 21

Scrapbooking opportunity

WHEN: 6 p.m. Thursdays

WHERE: Seventh-day Adventist Church in Tracy, 2025 Holly Drive

DETAILS: Take your own supplies or use what is available to make scrapbooks as part of this engaging group.

COST: Free

INFO: 835-5342

Kids’ entertainment at Chili’s

WHEN: 6 to 8 p.m. Sundays

WHERE: Chili’s Grill & Bar, 2030 W. Grant Line Road

DETAILS: Face painting, magic, balloon twisting and more with local clowns Sparkles and Ravioli

COST: Free

Book club

WHEN: Second Wednesday of each month, 9 a.m.

WHERE: Lolly Hansen Senior Center, 375 Ninth St.

DETAILS: Each month, a title will be selected and participants will get together for coffee, snacks and a discussion of the book. Call for this month’s selection.

INFO: 831-4230

Volunteers for Road for Recovery

DETAILS: The American Cancer Society is looking for volunteer drivers to offer cancer patients safe and friendly transportation to and from their treatments.

INFO: Molly Bolognini, 941-2679

Summer open-swim hours

WHEN: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekends through Sept. 5; 3 to 5 p.m. weekdays through Aug. 6

WHERE: Pinkie Phillips Aquatic Center at West High, 1775 W. Lowell Ave.

COST: $2 per person or $15 for a 10-visit pass; free for infants and toddlers up to 2 years old

DETAILS: Children younger than 7 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

INFO: 831-6200 or online activity guide

Class of 1970 classmate search

DETAILS: Tracy High School’s Class of 1970 is planning its 40th reunion for Sept. 11 at the Tracy Elks Lodge and is searching for classmates. Those who want to help contact classmates are invited to call for more information.

INFO: Debbie Castro Grimstead, 835-6185; or Karen Workinger Corbin, 836-2376

Gymnasium open for games

WHEN: 8 p.m. Saturdays

WHERE: Seventh-day Adventist Christian School gym, corner of West 21st Street and Court Drive

DETAILS: The school opens its gym for basketball, volleyball and other games.

INFO: 835-6607

Tracy Farmers Market

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

WHERE: Downtown Tracy, 10th Street between Central Avenue and B Street

DETAILS: Visit the year-round farmers market in downtown Tracy for the best locally grown fruits and vegetables.

INFO: www.pcfma.com

Donations for the homeless

DETAILS: The Tracy Coalition of Citizens to Assist the Homeless is looking for donations of furniture and household items to help homeless people being placed in housing.

INFO: Marvin Rothschild, 832-5715

Salsa class

WHEN: 7 p.m. Mondays

WHERE: Portuguese Hall, 430 W. Ninth St.

DETAILS: Salsa instructors Christina and Dan Ocampo will host salsa classes on Mondays. Partners are not required and drop-ins are welcomed.

COST: $8

INFO: 207-9644 or Salsaocampo@comcast.net

Yoga weight-loss meeting

WHEN: 7:30 a.m. Saturdays

WHERE: Flow Yoga Studio, 3602 Mars Way, Ste. 125

COST: Free

INFO: 830-0405 or www.flowyogastudios.com

Pet adoptions

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays; noon to 4 p.m. Sundays

WHERE: West Valley Mall, 3200 N. Naglee Road

DETAILS: A rescue group will have pet adoption fairs at the mall on weekends in hopes of getting more animals adopted faster. All dogs are neutered or spayed, vaccinated and microchipped, and cats are neutered or spayed and vaccinated.

COST: Cats, $75; dogs, $250

INFO: 642-4324

Animal adoption fair

WHEN: 2:30 to 5:30 p.m., first two weekends of each month

WHERE: Petsmart, 2477 Naglee Road

DETAILS: No Place Like Home Animal Rescue will have cats, kittens, dogs and puppies available to adopt. All animals are spayed or neutered before adoption and are up to date on shots.

COST: $225 for a dog, $95 for a cat

INFO: Terrence Harris, 207-3285; or www.noplacelikehomeanimalrescue.org

Cat adoption

WHERE: Petco, 2888 W. Grant Line Road

DETAILS: Animal Rescue of Tracy features cats for adoption continuously in its adoption center at Petco. The cats and kittens are rotated every two weeks.

COST: $75 adoption fee, which includes spay or neuter, vaccines, flea treatment and deworming

INFO: 609-8220

• Datebook announces news about events, organizations and people in the Tracy and Mountain House areas. Items will be considered on the basis of space availability, public interest and timeliness. Questions may be directed to the newsroom at 830-4280. Press releases may be e-mailed to tpnews@tracypress.com, or mailed to the Tracy Press, P.O. Box 419, Tracy 95378-0419.



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