Datebook: Your guide to what's happening in our town
by TP staff
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Friday, Aug. 13

Last day to register for St. Bernard’s golf tournament


WHEN: Tournament fundraiser, Aug. 28

DETAILS: All golfer fees and dinner reservations are due. Checks should be made out to St. Bernard’s School.

COST: $125 per player, $25 for dinner only

INFO: Randy Cabral, 456-3332; Karl Kronenberg, 836-0508; or Jim Petersen, 207-8024

Saturday, Aug. 14

Powered parachute rally


WHEN: 7 a.m. to noon

WHERE: Tracy Municipal Airport, 5749 S. Tracy Blvd.

DETAILS: This sixth annual event will showcase about 50 powered parachutes in competition events, such as a sand bag drop, tennis ball roll and spot landing.

COST: Free

INFO: Tom Reed, 510-366-5223 or tomflys1@sbcglobal.com

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

Hot Tracy Nights meet-and-greet

WHEN: Noon to 8 p.m.

WHERE: Backroads Custom Cycles, 2446 Toste Road, near Orchard Restaurant on Grant Line Road

DETAILS: Hot rods and custom motorcycles will be on display during a gathering hosted by Backroads Custom Cycles and the Committee to Elect Larry Hite, a candidate for Tracy City Council. There will be deejay-spun and live music all day and food from Dandy Dogs, Helm’s Ale House and Coldstone Creamery, along with beer, soda and water. Children’s activities are also planned.

COST: Free entry

INFO: www.larryhitefortracy.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

Rickman for City Council


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

WHERE: Masonic Lodge, 1601 N. Tracy Blvd.

DETAILS: Bob Rickman, a California Highway Patrol officer, will kick-start his campaign for a seat on the Tracy City Council.

COST: $5 for adults

INFO: www.robertrickman2010.com

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

Girl Scout book drive

WHEN: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays

WHERE: Books can be dropped off at Tracy Optometry, 36 10th St.; Home Buyers Realty, 24 W. 10th St.; and Gerard’s Deli, 939 Central Ave.

DETAILS: Help out with a Girl Scout Silver Award Project by donating books to charity. All books collected will be donated to nonprofits such as McHenry House Family Shelter and Tracy Interfaith Ministries.

INFO: 988-3331

Tuesday, Aug. 17

McDonald’s National Hiring Day


WHEN: All day

WHERE: All participating McDonald’s restaurants in Northern California

DETAILS: McDonald’s restaurants throughout Northern California will accept job applications for part-time positions in local stores. Visit a restaurant and talk directly with a manager on duty, or apply at www.mcdonalds.com/careers or www.mcstate.com.

INFO: Clay Merrill, 916-544-2820

Auditions for USO tribute

WHEN: 6 to 8 p.m.; repeats Thursday, Aug. 19

WHERE: American Legion Hall, 1960 N. Tracy Blvd.

DETAILS: An open casting call is out for “A Holiday Tribute to the USO.” Organizers are looking for performers age 16 and older with various talents, including impersonations of past and present celebrities and other unique acts. The performance will be in November.

INFO: 640-9057

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 classes 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

Thursday, Aug. 19

Free food available


WHEN: From 8:30 a.m. until food runs out

WHERE: Larch-Clover Community Center, 11157 W. Larch Road

DETAILS: Those who qualify can receive government surplus food. Residents must show proof of income, with cannot exceed $1,354 per month for one person, $1,821 for two people, $2,289 for three, $2,756 for four, $3,224 for five or $3,691 for six. Participants should take a grocery bag to carry food.

INFO: 468-2202

Saturday, Aug. 21

D.A.R.E. Healthy Alternatives Faire


WHEN: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE: Dr. Powers Park, 900 W. Lowell Ave.

DETAILS: D.A.R.E. and Flow Yoga Studio will host a family-friendly day of games, yoga and activities to support Drug Abuse Resistance Education in Tracy.

COST: Free

INFO: Silvia Kruse, 830-0405

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

St. Bernard’s golf tournament


WHEN: Noon check-in and lunch, 1 p.m. shotgun start; 6 p.m. dinner

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

DETAILS: St. Bernard’s Catholic School’s 19th annual golf fundraiser will feature lunch, 18 holes of golf, a putting contest, a silent auction, prizes and a dinner reception. Registration closes Aug. 13.

COST: $125 per player, $25 for dinner only

INFO: Randy Cabral, 456-3332; Karl Kronenberg, 836-0508; or Jim Petersen, 207-8024

Wellness bingo

WHEN: 1 to 3:30 p.m.

WHERE: Serenity Massage Studio, 1912 W. Grant Line Road

DETAILS: Participants can win prizes to include massages, yoga and dance classes, reiki sessions and gift baskets. Children’s and teens’ activities are planned. Reservations are required.

COST: Free admission; bingo cards $3 and up

INFO: 221-6416 or www.tracyserenitymassage.com

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

Women’s outreach social

WHEN: Noon to 5 p.m.

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

DETAILS: Share the Scoop returns to Tracy, with more than a dozen churches partnering for the women’s outreach event. Registration begins at noon, the event begins at 1 p.m., and the ice cream social starts at 4.

INFO: www.sharethescoop.org

Saturday, Sept. 4

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

Celebrate VJ 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

TICKETS: $40 each

INFO: Charles Norton, 835-2073

Saturday, Sept. 11

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: As a collaboration with the community, the Grand galleries will display photographs, objects and memorabilia from Tracy’s history in a Centennial Celebration Historical Exhibition. Submissions for consideration for the show may be directed to the gallery director between Aug. 17 and 20.

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

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.a

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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