Datebook: What's happening in our town
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Saturday, Sept. 4

ETE modular trains in motion


WHEN: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WHERE: Tracy Historical Museum, 1141 Adam St.

DETAILS: The display continues Sundays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays through Sept. 17.

COST: Free

INFO: 832-7278

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. Reservations are suggested.

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

Celebrate V.J. Day

WHEN: 2 p.m. registration, 6 p.m. dinner and ceremonies

WHERE: Lexington Hotel, 110 W. Fremont St., in Stockton

DETAILS: All are welcome to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the surrender of Japan in World War II with U.S. military veterans, who will be honored for their service and sacrifice.

COST: $40

INFO: Charles Norton, 835-2073

Monday, Sept. 6

Labor Day

Tuesday, Sept. 7

Academy opens its doors


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

WHERE: New Guidance Academy, 3776 W. Grant Line Road

DETAILS: Kindergarten and first-grade students will start the year at the private elementary school designed to use dance, music, drama and visual arts to foster student proficiency in California education standards.

INFO: 879-9354

Thursday, Sept. 9

Entrepreneurship workshop


WHEN: Noon to 2 p.m.

WHERE: Tracy Chamber of Commerce, 223 E. 10th St.

DETAILS: Attendees will learn about legal regulations, financing and resources for starting a business and will receive a copy of the guide “Starting and Operating a Small Business.” Those who will attend should register by phone.

COST: $15

INFO: 835-2131, info@tracychamber.org or www.tracychamber.org

Senior focus group

WHEN: 1:30 to 3 p.m. and 5 to 6 p.m.

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

DETAILS: Senior citizens are invited to share ideas for classes, events and other programs during either of two sessions.

COST: Free

INFO: 831-4230

Friday, Sept. 10

Diabetes support group


WHEN: Noon, second Friday of each month

WHERE: Healthy Connections, 35 E. 10th St.

DETAILS: Meet other people with diabetes along with an educator in a relaxed environment to share and learn about coping with the disease.

COST: Free

INFO: 832-3432

RV monthly campout

WHEN: Sept. 10 through 12

WHERE: Gold Stone RV Park in San Andreas

DETAILS: Join Big Valley Sam’s RV Club for the RV monthly campout with activities and a potluck dinner Saturday night and lots of sightseeing in the foothills.

COST: Nightly camp fees

INFO: Ernie Reece, 239-2296

Saturday, Sept. 11

2010 Bean Run


WHEN: 8 a.m.; same-day registration, 6 a.m. at City Hall

WHERE: Starts in downtown Tracy; ends at Lincoln Park

DETAILS: This 5- or 10-kilometer run includes awards for first- through third-place finishers in each age group, a T-shirt and refreshments after the race.

COST: $20 pre-registration; $25 day of race

INFO: Tracy Chamber of Commerce, 835-2131 or www.tracychamber.org; or www.active.com

Tracy Dry Bean Festival

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

WHERE: Downtown Tracy

DETAILS: The annual celebration of local legumes will feature a children’s craft area, games and vendors, four stages of entertainment and an expansive Bean Town pavilion with tastings and beans for purchase.

INFO: 835-2131 or www.tracybeanfestival.com

Bean festival car show

WHEN: 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 show that will add some shine to the Tracy Dry Bean Festival. Register to join the day in the sun through the Tracy Chamber, 223 E. 10th St., Tracy CA 95376; or at East and 10th streets the day of the festival.

COST: $30

Anniversary weekend at the Grand

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

DETAILS: The downtown arts center will celebrate its fourth anniversary with a show by comedian John Heffron, art activities and demonstrations, an open house and tours.

INFO: www.atthegrand.org or 831-6858

Historical exhibit opens

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

DETAILS: In collaboration with the community, the Grand galleries will display photographs, objects and memorabilia from Tracy’s history in a Centennial Celebration Historical Exhibition.

INFO: William Wilson, 831-6278 or william.wilson@ci.tracy.ca.us

Hearts of Harvest

WHEN: 5:30 p.m.

WHERE: Mount Oso Vineyards — call 914-0475 for more details

DETAILS: Children with heart disease will benefit from this wine tasting, dinner and auction fundraiser. Founded by local parents of a child with heart disease, Hearts of Harvest has been helping area families deal with their children’s illnesses for the past seven years.

INFO: www.heartsofharvest.org

John Heffron Live at the Grand

WHEN: 8 to 10 p.m.

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

DETAILS: This adults-only (18-and-older) show will feature John Heffron, winner of “Last Comic Standing,” whose Comedy Central show gets frequent air time on that station and who also has appeared on “The Tonight Show” and in three comedy CDs. His online radio show, “Class Clown,” can be found at www.nowlive.com.

COST: $25 to $65

INFO: www.atthegrand.org or 831-6858

Sunday, Sept. 12

Tracy Dry Bean Festival


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

WHERE: Downtown Tracy

DETAILS: The annual celebration of local legumes will feature a children’s craft area, games and vendors, four stages of entertainment and an expansive Bean Town Pavilion with tastings and beans for purchase.

INFO: 835-2131 or www.tracybeanfestival.com

Bean festival chili cook-off

WHEN: 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: Central Avenue, between Ninth and 10th streets

DETAILS: Contestants will cook up pots of chili including beans provided by the festival. Prizes will be awarded at 2 p.m., and spectators can sample the chili after judging. Complete rules can be found online.

INFO: 835-2131 or www.tracybeanfestival.com

Monday, Sept. 13

Meeting for prospective foster parents


WHEN: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

WHERE: Human Services Agency, 102 S. San Joaquin St., in Stockton

DETAILS: This is an orientation and informational meeting for prospective foster parents to be licensed by the San Joaquin County Human Services Agency.

INFO: 465-5437 or www.sjgov.org/hsa/

Grandparents Day ice cream social

WHEN: 1:30 to 3 p.m.

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

DETAILS: Frozen treats and activities will highlight this gathering to celebrate being a grandparent. Grandchildren are invited to take part.

COST: Free

INFO: 831-4230

Tuesday, Sept. 14

Networking coffee


WHEN: 8 to 10 a.m.; second Tuesday of each month (locations vary)

WHERE: Benham Accounting, 68 E. 11th St., Ste. 101

DETAILS: Chamber members and guests are invited to network over a light breakfast.

INFO: Sofia, 835-2131

Diabetes support group

WHEN: 9 a.m., second Tuesday of each month

WHERE: Healthy Connections, 35 E. 10th St.

DETAILS: Meet other people with diabetes along with an educator in a relaxed environment to share and learn about coping with the disease.

COST: Free

INFO: 832-3432

United Way kick-off

WHEN: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

WHERE: Alex G. Spanos Center, University of the Pacific, 3061 Pacific Ave., in Stockton

DETAILS: This buffet lunch will help the San Joaquin County chapter of the United Way start the fundraising effort for its community impact fund, which each year helps charities all over the county.

COST: $25 a person, $300 a table

INFO: 320-6206 or dng@unitedwaysjc.org

Congressional candidate speaks

WHEN: 6 p.m.

WHERE: Chez Shari Restaurant, 305 N. Union Road, in Manteca

DETAILS: David Harmer, a Republican who is challenging Democrat Rep. Jerry McNerney for the 11th Congressional District seat, will speak along with Mike Berryhill, a GOP-er running in the 18th District. The event is sponsored by the South San Joaquin County Republicans.

COST: Free to attend

INFO: Frank Aquila, 825-0123

Wednesday, Sept. 15

Family caregiver education


WHEN: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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

DETAILS: Those who care for aging parents or other relatives are invited to share questions and learn more about how to handle the challenges and responsibilities. Today’s topic is Medicare 101.

COST: Free

Meeting for prospective foster parents

WHEN: 4 to 6 p.m.

WHERE: Cesar Chavez Central Library, Stewart-Hazelton Room, 605 N. El Dorado St., in Stockton

DETAILS: This is an orientation and informational meeting for prospective foster parents to be licensed by the San Joaquin County Human Services Agency.

INFO: 465-5437 or www.sjgov.org/hsa/



Thursday, Sept. 16

Diabetes support group


WHEN: 6 p.m., third Thursday of each month

WHERE: Healthy Connections, 35 E. 10th St.

DETAILS: Meet other people with diabetes along with an educator in a relaxed environment to share and learn about coping with the disease.

COST: Free

INFO: 832-3432

Friday, Sept. 17

ETE modular train show ends


WHEN: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WHERE: Tracy Historical Museum, 1141 Adam St.

DETAILS: Last day of the display, which began Sept. 4

COST: Free

INFO: 832-7278

St. Bernard’s Parish Fall Festival begins

WHEN: 5 to 10 p.m.; continues 12:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

WHERE: St. Bernard’s church grounds, 163 W. Eaton Ave.; and Holy Family Center, 12100 W. Valpico Road

DETAILS: Free entertainment, silent auctions, games for children and adults, foods of all types, a family dinner and bingo will be on tap during this annual celebration. A live auction and dinner at the Holy Family Center will begin at 12:30 p.m. Saturday

COST: Free admission; dinner-auction reservations, $50

INFO: 835-4560

Saturday, Sept. 18

Children’s Dance Showcase


WHEN: 7 p.m.

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

DETAILS: Dance students will perform favorite acts from past years.

INFO: www.atthegrand.org or 831-6858

Wednesday, Sept. 22

Senior center dance


WHEN: 4 to 6:30 p.m.

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

DETAILS: Men and women age 55 and older are invited to dress up and take a friend for an evening of dancing and fun. Music and snacks will set the mood.

COST: $5

INFO: 831-4230

Friday, Sept. 24

Last day to sign up for Kids in a Box


WHEN: 4 p.m. Oct. 1 through 8 a.m. Oct. 2

WHERE: St. Bernard’s Catholic School, 163 W. Eaton Ave.

DETAILS: For this annual fundraiser, more than 300 girls and boys will camp out in decorated cardboard boxes with a goal of raising $30,000 in donations for Tracy’s McHenry House Family Shelter. Participants can sign up using a form available on the Kids in a Box website; space is limited to the first 350. Forms should be returned to the St. Bernard’s office, 163 W. Eaton Ave., between 8 and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or to the McHenry House office at 739 A St.

COST: Each participant must raise at least $50 in donations.

INFO: McHenry House Family Shelter, 835-2328; or kibtracy@gmail.com

Taste of Tracy

WHEN: 6 to 8 p.m.

WHERE: Civic Center Plaza

DETAILS: Local restaurants will serve samples of their cuisine, wineries will pour and Spanish Nights will provide live music.

COST: $10 for seven food and three wine tastings

INFO: 831-6858

Main Street Jazz Presents

WHEN: 8 p.m.

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

DETAILS: The Grand lobbies will be transformed into a jazz nightclub as nu-class jazz band Panthelion, with Tracy’s Jeff Bordes, performs. Hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be available.

INFO: www.atthegrand.org or 831-6858

Saturday, Sept. 25

Break the Silence on Domestic Violence walk


WHEN: 9:30 a.m.; registration from 8 to 9:30 a.m.

WHERE: Begins at Starbucks Coffee, 1857 W. 11th St., in the Safeway shopping center.

DETAILS: This eighth annual walk will benefit the Women’s Center of San Joaquin County.

COST: $10 registration

INFO: www.womenscentersjc.org or 941-2611

Citywide garage sale

WHEN: 8 a.m. to noon

WHERE: Throughout Tracy’s east side

DETAILS: Households east of Tracy Boulevard will host garage and yard sales during this citywide event sponsored by the public works department.

INFO: 831-4331

Tracy High Class of ’90 reunion

WHEN: 6 p.m.

WHERE: Windmill Ridge Winery, 8350 W. Linne Road

DETAILS: The 20th reunion of the Tracy High School Class of 1990 is on tap. Join fellow Bulldogs for a cocktail hour, dinner, dancing and lots of story-sharing. Dinner and nonalcoholic beverages are included in the cost of the reunion, and there will be a no-host bar for alcohol. Visit www.tracyhigh1990.myevent.com for details.

INFO: thsclassof90@yahoo.com

Sunday, Sept. 26

Daylight saving time ends


DETAILS: Turn clocks back one hour at 2 a.m. or before bedtime Saturday, Sept. 25.

Tracy Hills Wine & Music Festival

WHEN: Noon to 5 p.m.

WHERE: La Bonne Vie Cellars, 29181 S. Lehman Road; Ramon Rios Winery, 8458 W. Linne Road; and Windmill Ridge Winery, 8350 W. Linne Road

DETAILS: The three wineries of the Tracy Hills Growers and Vintners Association will host their third annual day of wine tasting, music and food.

COST: Free entry; event glasses, $20 to 25

INFO: www.labonneviecellars.com, rrwinery.com or windmillridgewinery.com



Thursday, Sept. 30

‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ opens


WHEN: Through Oct. 3

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

DETAILS: Blanche DuBois, an aging Southern debutante, arrives at her sister Stella’s home in New Orleans hoping to start a new life after losing her ancestral mansion, her job and her reputation.

COST: $15

INFO: www.atthegrand.org or 831-6858

Friday, Oct. 1

Senior fashion show


WHEN: 1 to 3 p.m.

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

DETAILS: Dress Barn has teamed up with Lolly Hansen Senior Center for a showcase of the coming season’s fashions. Vendors will offer beauty and fashion wares.

COST: Free

INFO: 831-4230

Kids in a Box

WHEN: 4 p.m. Friday through 8 a.m. Saturday

WHERE: St. Bernard’s Catholic School, 163 W. Eaton Ave.

DETAILS: For this annual fundraiser, more than 300 girls and boys will camp out in decorated cardboard boxes with a goal of raising $30,000 in donations for Tracy’s McHenry House Family Shelter.

COST: Each participant must raise at least $50.

INFO: McHenry House Family Shelter, 835-2328; www.tracykib.com; or kibtracy@gmail.com

Saturday, Oct. 2

Wayne Nelson Golf Tournament


WHEN: Noon to 8 p.m.

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

DETAILS: The Tracy African American Association will host its annual Wayne Nelson Academic Scholarship Golf Tournament fundraiser. The group has awarded more than $62,000 in college scholarships to date. Entry fee includes lunch, dinner, cart and greens fees, trophies and prizes.

COST: $139 per golfer; $40 dinner only

INFO: Registration, James Atkins, 610-3515; sponsorship, Nate Terry, 601-6311; or www.taaa.net



Sunday, Oct. 3

U Need 2 Raiders trip


WHERE: Oakland Coliseum, Oakland

DETAILS: U Need 2, a Tracy-based nonprofit that helps give kids computer and technical skills for the future, will take kids on a trip to see the Oakland Raiders play the Houston Texans. Tickets are discounted, and a portion of the ticket sales goes to help the nonprofit. U Need 2 also sells tickets as a fundraiser to all other Raiders home games. For ticket cost and a meet-up time, visit the group’s website.

INFO: www.uneed2.org



Saturday, Oct. 9

E-waste collection


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

WHERE: Boyd Service Center, 520 Tracy Blvd., Gate 1

DETAILS: Residents and businesses can drop off unwanted electronics, used household batteries and light bulbs, cardboard and Styrofoam (No. 6 only). A complete list of restrictions can be found online. Sponsored by the city of Tracy and San Joaquin County.

COST: Free

INFO: Public works, 831-4420; or www.ci.tracy.ca.us/modules/news/article.php?storyid=407



‘Come Together’ Beatles tribute concert

WHEN: TBA

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

DETAILS: This multimedia touring show combines nearly three-dozen Beatles hits, recreating the look and sound of the Fab Four.

COST: $28 to $38

INFO: www.atthegrand.org or 831-6858



Friday, Oct. 10

Family caregiver education


WHEN: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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

DETAILS: Those who care for aging parents or other relatives are invited to share questions and learn more about how to handle the challenges and responsibilities. Today’s topic is planning ahead for a health crisis

COST: Free



Friday, Oct. 15

‘Grease’ opens


WHEN: Through Oct. 17

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

DETAILS: This favorite musical will thrill audiences of all ages with timeless songs and classic characters.

COST: $18

INFO: www.atthegrand.org or 831-6858



Saturday, Oct. 16

Project Rescue dinner-auction


WHEN: 4 to 10 p.m.

WHERE: Ramon Rios Vineyard & Winery, 8458 W. Linne Road

DETAILS: Wine tasting, fine dining, live reggae music and a silent auction will star at this fundraiser to help people in Nigeria who lack safe, clean water. Sponsored by Chichi Console International, proceeds will benefit Project Rescue: A Clean Water and Sanitation Project.

COST: $30

INFO: Chichi Jack, chichiconsoleinc@yahoo.com; 485-2820; or projectrescue.eventbrite.com/

Saturday, Oct. 23

Traina School multicultural festival


WHEN: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WHERE: Traina School, 4256 Windsong Drive

DETAILS: Traina School is accepting applications for vendors for its upcoming Around the World multicultural celebration. Organizers still seek volunteers to help out, as well as food, craft, small-business and entertainment vendors.

INFO: Morgan Malsack, 207-8653; Sue Bosch, 814-2027; or trainafestival@gmail.com

Praise dance concert at the Grand

WHEN: 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.

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

DETAILS: “The Spirit of Excellence” is the second praise dance concert presented by Adoration Praise Dance Ministries of Stockton. Tickets are available online at www.atthegrand.org or at the Grand Theatre box office downtown.

COST: $10; free for children age 8 and younger

INFO: 478-1450 or adorationdanceministries@yahoo.com

Monday, Oct. 25

Teen Legislative Day


WHEN: 2 to 5 p.m.

WHERE: Council chambers, City Hall, 333 Civic Center Plaza

DETAILS: The city will host its seventh Teen Legislative Day, with discussions of politics and issues that concern teenagers. Some teachers may offer extra credit for attendance; check in advance. Snacks will be provided.

COST: Free

INFO: stareg.ci.tracy.ca.us/

Wednesday, Oct. 27

Haunted house at the Grand Theatre


WHEN: 7 p.m. nightly through Oct. 31

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

DETAILS: The 1923 theater and old jail will be transformed into a spooky haunted house.

COST: $8

INFO: www.atthegrand.org or 831-6858

Friday, Oct. 29

Fall Wine Stroll


WHEN: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

WHERE: West 10th Street and Central Avenue

DETAILS: Downtown businesses will pour wine and food pairings will be offered during this adults-only evening, sponsored by the Tracy City Center Association. Participants are invited to wear costumes and masquerade attire.

COST: $25 presale, $30 day of stroll

INFO: www.tracywinestroll.com

Masquerade after-party

WHEN: 9 p.m. to midnight

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

DETAILS: Adults age 21 and older are invited for music, food, drinks and a visit to the Grand’s first haunted house.

COST: $8 with a wine stroll glass

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

Saturday, Oct. 30

Murder-mystery fundraiser


WHEN: 5:30 p.m.

WHERE: Portuguese Hall, 430 W. Ninth St.

DETAILS: The Tracy Educational Excellence Foundation presents its second murder-mystery dinner party as a fundraiser for the group, which gives grants to enhance local education. This year’s party is a 1930s mafia intrigue, in which diners must help solve the speakeasy mystery.

COST: $35 per person, $65 per couple, $300 for reserved table of eight, or $500 for a VIP sponsorship table

INFO: 830-3230 or tracyeducationalexcellence@gmail.com

ONGOING

Food pantry seeks donations


DETAILS: Center of Hope needs gifts of food and money to keep its food pantry doors open. Money or food can be dropped off or sent to 2514 Holly Drive, Tracy, CA 95376, and all donations are tax-deductible.

INFO: 835-1682

Vendors needed for multicultural fair

DETAILS: Traina School is accepting applications for vendors for the upcoming Traina Around the World Multicultural Event on Oct. 23. Organizers seek food and craft sellers, small businesses and entertainment troupes for this upcoming fundraiser.

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/

Vendors needed for Oktoberfest

DETAILS: Crafters and vendors are wanted for the 2010 Oktoberfest at St. Paul's Lutheran Church.

INFO: Vi, 833-7389

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

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

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.a

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

INFO: 609-8220

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