Next year, the Boy Scouts of America will turn 100 years old. To celebrate the upcoming milestone, the Greater Yosemite Council will host a reception for Scout alumni at 6:30 p.m. May 28 at the home of Bob and Debbie French.
To RSVP and get directions: 545-6320, ext. 102.
Tracy youth will celebrate through song and dance, from 7 to 9 tonight, the life of Denzell Hines, a 16-year-old who was killed when a car crashed into him while he was skateboarding May 2, 2008, on the corner of Schulte and Corral Hollow roads. The event, sponsored by his mother, Kelly Hines, will include a presentation on safety awareness for skateboarders.
For information: 510-418-5122 or email@example.com.
The Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program needs volunteers from Tracy, Lathrop and Manteca. The nonprofit helps people who qualify for Medicare and teaches them how to apply for public health insurance and to file claim denials, appeals and grievances. The organization is looking for retired seniors for the basic training class and internship to become a registered counselor for the California Department of Aging.
For information: 470-7812 or 916-375-3761.
Low-income San Joaquin County residents who fall below certain income requirements could qualify for a share of free government-surplus food Thursday at 14 locations throughout the county. Monthly incomes cannot exceed $1,354 for one person; $1,821 for two; $2,289 for three; $2,756 for four; $3,224 for five; and $3,691 for six. People must bring proof of address and grocery bags.
In Tracy, the distribution will be from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at the Larch Clover Community Center, 11157 W. Larch Road.
For information: 468-3679.
Ham radio training
The Tracy Amateur Radio Club will, for $30, teach people how to use a ham radio from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 23 in the Community Room at Sutter Tracy Community Hospital, 1420 N. Tracy Blvd.
For information: David Coursey, 740-4300.
Garage sale at the Grand
The Grand Theatre Center for the Arts will host an art garage sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at 715 Central Ave. Faculty, students and artists are invited to participate in the bargain-priced sale of artwork, supplies and publications.
Attendance is free and cash and checks are accepted for purchasing the artwork.
For information: 831-6276.
Raise money for Melody
Rush Hour and the Main Street Band will perform from 6 to 10 p.m. today at La Bonne Vie Cellars, 29181 S. Lehman Road. Tickets are $10 and will help Melody Hall go to Japan as a People to People student ambassador in July. A tasting room will be open for no-host wine and beer. There will also be a raffle and prizes.
For information: Mike Hall, 835-2860.
A rabies vaccination clinic will be from 1:30 to 3 p.m. today at Central Community Park, 25 E. Main St., in Mountain House. Vaccinations are $6 per animal, and San Joaquin County dog licenses and renewals will also be available.
For information: 468-5625.
Safe teen driving
The Get Real Behind the Wheel committee will host a free on-track safe teen driving seminar from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at Altamont Motorsports Park, 17001 Midway Road. Parents and teens will be able to use the pit and track areas for driver training in their personal vehicle. Drivers must be between the ages of 14 and 18.
For information: Ken Ucci, 601-6523.
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