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Elephants, body manipulation and tents, oh my!

At 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. today and Thursday, the Carson & Barnes Circus will be at the West Valley Mall, 3200 Naglee Road. The event will include a range of attractions including a large traveling zoo; Kevin Banal Rios, the Master of Body Manipulation; and trapeze and wire performers.

The circus is traveling with its all state-of-the-art tent and show to about 200 towns and cities across America. The tent allows for unobstructed viewing for up to 2,000 people.

Special for this year is the award-winning clown and world-renowned King of Comedy. Other highlights of the circus include a patriotic parade, mid-air motorcycle madness, championship hula-hoop manipulation, prancing ponies and what the circus bills as the world’s best elephant act under a big top.

Advance general admission two-for-one coupons for children or adults are being mailed to local families and are also available at the West Valley Mall. The coupons are redeemable at the box office.

For tickets:

DATEBOOK TODAY, June 17 Open house and dedication

WHEN: 4 to 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Jacobson CDI, 1750 Kavanaugh Ave.

DETAILS: Child Development Inc. will celebrate its 10th year in Tracy with a party and a ceremony dedicating a garden in memory of Sandra Cantu.

COST: Free

INFO: 832-8799

THURSDAY, June 18 Music in the Park: Latin Essence

WHEN: 7 to 9 p.m.

WHERE: Lincoln Park, East Street and Eaton Avenue

DETAILS: Latin Essence, a band that plays Latin music, will perform as part of the Tracy Arts Commission’s Music in the Park series. Bring your own food, blankets and lawn chairs.

COST: Free

INFO: 831-6858

SATURDAY, June 20 Kimball High dance team fundraiser

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

WHERE: Les Schwab Tires, 3260 W. Grant Line Road

DETAILS: Members of the Kimball High School dance team will put on a car wash fundraiser.

COST: Donations accepted

INFO: Sharon Williams,

Sorority fundraiser

WHEN: 6:30 to 10 p.m.

WHERE: Windmill Ridge Winery, 8350 W. Linne Road

DETAILS: The Tracy Area Chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority will have a dinner and jazz fundraiser. The money raised will be spent on community service projects and scholarships.

COST: $40 donation

INFO: 640-9127

Tracy Interfaith golf tournament

WHEN: 11 a.m.

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

DETAILS: Tracy Interfaith Ministries will host its second-year Charity Golf Tournament. The shotgun tee time begins at 1 p.m., and a dinner, raffle and auction will follow. The $125 entry fee includes lunch, entry into the tournament with a cart, and dinner. Dinner-only tickets are $30. Proceeds will go to meet the increasing needs at Tracy Interfaith Ministries.

COST: $125 for golf, lunch and dinner; $30 for dinner

INFO: Renee Reece or Darlene Quinn, 836-5424

TUESDAY, June 23 Handwriting analysis

WHEN: 6:30 p.m.

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

DETAILS: Mary Moyer, a handwriting expert from Lathrop, will talk about what penmanship can reveal about a person.

COST: Free

INFO: 937-8221

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