Datebook: What's happening in our town
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• Datebook announces events and activities in the Tracy area. Items are considered on the basis of space availability, public interest and timeliness. Questions may be directed to the newsroom at 830-4280. Press releases — including the name of the event, when and where it will take place, a brief description and a daytime phone number where questions can be directed — may be emailed to tpourtown@tracypress.com or mailed to the Tracy Press, 131 W. 10th St., Tracy, CA 95376.

  

THURSDAY, JULY 17

Food giveaway

WHEN: 8:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

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

DETAILS: Free government-surplus food will be given to qualifying San Joaquin County residents until supplies run out. Participants should take a paper grocery bag, identification and proof of address in one of the following zip codes: 95304, 95376, 95377, 95385 or 95391. Current household income limits can be requested by phone.

INFO: San Joaquin County Commodity Program, 468-3679 or 468-8066 

Writer's Slam qualifying round

WHEN: 1 to 3 p.m.

WHERE: Tracy Performing Arts Foundation, 329 Central Ave.

DETAILS: Teenagers ages 14 to 18 are invited to sign up to perform original spoken word, poetry, monologues and musical compositions in a Writer’s Slam from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. All pieces must be memorized, written entirely by the performer and no more than two minutes long. Content must be PG-13. Each person can enter one piece per category. 

INFO: 640-5599

Bubble fun

WHEN: 4 p.m.

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

DETAILS: Families are invited to the library for a visit by The Bubble Lady, a master of oversized bubbles.

COST: Free

INFO: Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Libraries, www.ssjcpl.org or 866-805-7323 

Cook-off sign-up deadline

WHEN: 5 p.m. deadline

DETAILS: This is the last day cooks can sign up to participate in the Mountain House Grill and Chill Cook-off Challenge on Aug. 9 at Central Community Park. Prizes will be awarded for four kinds of chili, ribs, pork, chicken, tri-tip and brisket. Entry forms and fees must be mailed to Mountain House Community Services District Parks & Rec Department, Attn: Angel Lamb, 230 S. Sterling Drive, Ste. 100, Mountain House, CA 95391. Details and rules can be found online or at the district office.

COST: $10 per entry

INFO: Angel Lamb, alamb@sjgov.org or 831-5651; www.mountainhousecsd.org 

Music in the Park

WHEN: 7 p.m.

WHERE: Lincoln Park, East Street and Eaton Avenue

DETAILS: Southern rock is on tap for the penultimate 2014 Music in the Park concert presented by Tracy Arts Commission, featuring Savannah Blue. Picnics, blankets and chairs are welcome. The last show of the year is July 24.

COST: Free

INFO: Tracy cultural arts division, 831-6858 

FRIDAY, JULY 18

Measure B oversight application deadline

WHEN: 4 p.m.

WHERE: Tracy Unified School District Facilities Development Office, 1875 W. Lowell Ave.

DETAILS: Seven voting members and alternates are needed for a Measure B Bond Citizens Oversight Committee. Tracy Unified School District is accepting applications. The board will include one representative each from a business organization, a senior citizens organization, a taxpayers organization and the agricultural industry; a parent of at least one child enrolled in the district; a parent representative from a district support organization; and an at-large member of the community. The committee will meet quarterly or more often if needed to oversee Measure B school bond projects and funds.

COST: Free

INFO: Facilities Development Office, 830-3245 

Writer’s Slam

WHEN: 6 to 8 p.m.

WHERE: Tracy Performing Arts Foundation, 329 Central Ave.

DETAILS: Teenagers ages 14 to 18 are invited to take part in a Writer’s Slam, sharing their original spoken word, poetry, monologues and musical compositions. All pieces (PG-13) must be memorized, written entirely by the performer and no more than two minutes long. Each person can enter one piece per category. The open mic event is hosted by Jenna Przybyla.

COST: $5

INFO: 640-5599

Downtown block party


WHEN: 6 to 9 p.m.

WHERE: Downtown Plaza, Sixth Street and Central Avenue

DETAILS: People are invited downtown for a concert by Fast Times that will take listeners back to the “Totally Tubular ’80s.” Food and drinks can be purchased.

COST: Free to attend

INFO: City of Tracy, 831-6200 or www.ci.tracy.ca.us 

‘Snow Queen’ special-needs dance show

WHEN: 6:30 p.m.; doors open at 6 p.m.

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

DETAILS: About 10 children with special needs, ages 10 to 18, will perform a contemporary interpretation of “The Snow Queen” as the capstone of a weeklong musical theater and dance camp offered by the city recreation division. The community is welcome to attend. The annual summer camp is in its fourth year.

COST: Free

INFO: City of Tracy Recreation Division, 831-6200 

 

SATURDAY, JULY 19

Downtown farmers market

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

WHERE: 10th Street between Central Avenue and B Street

DETAILS: Fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, flowers and other local products are available at the weekly San Joaquin Certified farmers market in downtown Tracy.

INFO: Tracy City Center Association, 597-0073, www.tracycitycenter.com 

DCRWF fundraiser cruise

WHEN: 11 a.m. lunch, 12:30 p.m. Delta cruise

WHERE: Stockton Marina, 455 Weber Ave.

DETAILS: Delta Central Republican Women Federated is hosting a barbecue lunch and Delta cruise to kick-start a new scholarship fund. The two-hour cruise includes a historical narrative of the Delta provided by the captain. Payment and reservations were required by June 30.

COST: Inquire for details

INFO: Margaret Edwards, president, gomargaret@att.net 

West High volleyball clinic

WHEN: Noon to 3 p.m. for beginners, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. for experienced players

WHERE: West High School, Steve Thornton Gymnasium, 1775 W. Lowell Ave.

DETAILS: Two of volleyball’s top players are returning to West High to teach a second clinic this Saturday and Sunday. Nicole Davis, a 2000 graduate of Lincoln High School, played for University of Southern California and was a member of the USA women’s national team that won gold medals at three World Grand Prix events and silver medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and 2012 London Olympics. Katie Goldhahn, now the coach at Excel Academy in Stockton, played at Stanford University from 2002 to 2006 and also played for the USA youth and junior national teams. The earlier clinic is intended for elementary and middle school players, and the later clinic is for high school players. On Sunday, hours are 9 a.m. to noon for beginners and 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. for experienced players.

COST: $75

INFO: Christine Toon, West High volleyball coach, ctoon@tusd.net or 665-6671

Paws for Reading

WHEN: 1 to 3 p.m.

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

DETAILS: Children can practice reading aloud to trained therapy dogs from Paws for Friends. The group visits the library the third Saturday of each month.

COST: Free

INFO: Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Libraries, www.ssjcpl.org or 866-805-7323

Steak dinner fundraiser for veterans


WHEN: 5 to 10 p.m.

WHERE: Mount Oso Masonic Lodge, 1601 N. Tracy Blvd.

DETAILS: A steak dining-in fundraiser will raise money to help feed local military veterans in need, organized by Operation Warriors Foundation Inc. and Mrs. Northern California United States 2014. Entertainment will be provided by DJ Nico KYARadio.com, sponsored by Tribute to America’s Fallen Foundation. Tickets for beer and wine can be purchased.

COST: $40

INFO: 510-984-1125 or www.operationwarriorsfoundation.org 

 

SUNDAY, JULY 20

Mall farmers market

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

WHERE: West parking lot of West Valley Mall, 3200 Naglee Road

DETAILS: A year-round weekly market run by Stockton Certified Farmers Market Association offers fresh produce and other local goods.

INFO: www.stocktonfarmersmarket.org or http://westvalleymall.com 

 

MONDAY, JULY 21

Ramadan, Eid program

WHEN: 4 p.m.

WHERE: Mountain House Branch Library, 250 E. Main St.

DETAILS: Children can participate in a craft project and get henna tattoos — with a parent’s permission — in preparation for Eid, the celebration at the end of Ramadan.

COST: Free

INFO: Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Libraries, www.ssjcpl.org or 866-805-7323 

 

TUESDAY, JULY 22

Build a Robot craft

WHEN: 4 p.m.

WHERE: Mountain House Branch Library, 250 E. Main St.

DETAILS: Creative types can assemble robots out of scraps during a craft activity sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library.

COST: Free

INFO: Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Libraries, www.ssjcpl.org or 866-805-7323 

Teen craft: Zentangles

WHEN: 4 p.m.

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

DETAILS: Seventh through 12th graders are invited to do a craft project involving creative doodling, sponsored by Tracy Friends of the Library.

COST: Free

INFO: Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Libraries, www.ssjcpl.org or 866-805-7323

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 23

Lunch & Learn: Build a blog or website

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

WHERE: AltamontCowork, 95 W. 11th St., Ste. 205

DETAILS: Participants will have a functional business blog or website by the end of this interactive seminar, led by Mike Pihlman of AltamontCowork. Those who attend should take a laptop and at least three website name ideas. Lunch will be provided. Only 15 spaces are available; RSVP by phone or online.

COST: Free

INFO: AltamontCowork, altamontcowork@gmail.com or 608-4340; AltamontCowork.com 

Midweek farmers market

WHEN: 4 to 8 p.m.

WHERE: 10th Street between Central Avenue and B Street

DETAILS: A San Joaquin Certified farmers market offers fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, flowers and other local products. The midweek market closes Aug. 27.

INFO: Tracy City Center Association, 597-0073; www.tracycitycenter.com 

 

THURSDAY, JULY 24

Art activity: Colors

WHEN: 4 p.m.

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

DETAILS: A West High School art teacher, Alex Nelson, will lead an activity exploring how colors combine, sponsored by Tracy Friends of the Library.

COST: Free

INFO: Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Libraries, www.ssjcpl.org or 866-805-7323

Music in the Park


WHEN: 7 p.m.

WHERE: Lincoln Park, East Street and Eaton Avenue

DETAILS: Snap Jackson & the Knock on Wood Players will close out the 2014 Music in the Park series with an Americana-bluegrass concert, presented by Tracy Arts Commission. Picnics, blankets and chairs are welcome.

COST: Free

INFO: Tracy cultural arts division, 831-6858 

 

FRIDAY, JULY 25

Painting on the Patio

WHEN: 2 p.m.

WHERE: Mountain House Branch Library, 250 E. Main St.

DETAILS: Participants can paint pictures and have their faces painted during this event, sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library.

COST: Free

INFO: Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Libraries, www.ssjcpl.org or 866-805-7323

Movies on the Plaza: ‘Despicable Me 2’


WHEN: 6:30 p.m.; movie at sunset

WHERE: Civic Center Plaza, 10th and East streets

DETAILS: Moviegoers can take chairs and blankets to watch “Despicable Me 2,” which starts at sunset. Residents are asked not to take their pets.

INFO: City of Tracy recreation division, 831-6200 or www.thinkinsidethetriangle.com 

 

SATURDAY, JULY 26

Southside cleanup

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

WHERE: Meet at Our Lady of Guadalupe Center, 126 W. First St.

DETAILS: The South Side Community Organization is sponsoring a neighborhood sidewalk, street and gutter cleanup in Tracy’s Southside. Volunteers are encouraged to take work gloves.

COST: Free

INFO: Esther Kelly, 346-5894 

VIPS fundraiser

WHEN: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WHERE: Parking lot of West Valley Mall, near Famous Dave’s, 3200 Naglee Road

DETAILS: Tracy Volunteers in Police Service has organized Fun’d Fest, a daylong fundraiser event that includes document shredding from 9 a.m. to noon, a craft fair, raffles and a sale of used items in good condition. In an auto safety check area, drivers can have their windshields repaired, headlights refurbished, alarm system and tires checked, and Bluetooth devices set up. Beneficiaries of the event are Tracy VIPS, Shop with a Cop and Tony’s Letters to Santa.

COST: Varies by activity; donations welcome

INFO: Sandy Rovegno, 834-4371

Old School Reunion

WHEN: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

WHERE: McDonald Park, First Street and Central Avenue

DETAILS: The 14th Old School Reunion, a gathering open to the entire community, promises a day of barbecue, Latin music and handball competition in the park at the center of the Southside neighborhood. Rudy Mason, the organizer, will serve barbecued ribs and chicken, fried chicken, whole hog, brisket, beans and rice. Proceeds will bolster the Mason Family Scholarship Fund.

COST: $15 donation

INFO: Rudy Mason, 597-4833

Noah’s Ark charity auction

WHEN: 4 to 7 p.m.

WHERE: 3024 Redbridge Road

DETAILS: A charity auction will benefit Noah’s Ark Foundation of Tracy, which pays for medical care for sick and injured animals at Tracy Animal Shelter. Leroy Ornellas is the auctioneer, and the hosts are Paula Sanchez and Michael Coleman. Shorts, flip flops and tank tops are not permitted.

COST: $10 VIP pass

INFO: 814-7200; http://noahsarkfoundationtracy.com 

Mountain House Music in the Park 


WHEN: 5 p.m.

WHERE: Central Community Park, 25 Main St.

DETAILS: Main Street Jazz and Youth Jazz will perform.

COST: Free

INFO: 831-5651 

 

SUNDAY, JULY 27

Teen safe driving event

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

WHERE: Altamont Motorsports Park, 17001 Midway Road

DETAILS: Get Real Behind the Wheel hosts an On-Track Safe Teen Driving event for young drivers age 14 and older and their parents. Returning students should plan to arrive at 11 a.m., while first-time participants should arrive at 9:30 a.m. Proof of age is required, but no learner’s permit or driving experience is needed.

COST: Free; donations accepted

INFO: Tom Simpson, 612-4222; or www.getrealbehindthewheel.com 

 

MONDAY, JULY 28

Heinz reunion

WHEN: 2 p.m.

WHERE: Golden Corral, 2850 W. Grant Line Road

DETAILS: Former employees of H.J. Heinz Co. locations in Tracy, Stockton and Escalon and their guests are invited to a buffet lunch get-together. The Tracy factory, open from 1946 to 1998, was once the largest processor of fresh tomatoes in the Heinz worldwide network.

COST: Price of lunch

INFO: 834-1420

 

TUESDAY, JULY 29

Teen poetry event

WHEN: 5 p.m.

WHERE: Mountain House Branch Library, 250 E. Main St.

DETAILS: Teenagers are invited to experiment with alternative poetry writing methods — using sticky notes and magnets, for example — and will have an opportunity to share their poems during the Between the Lines Café in the library’s Teen Zone. Refreshments will be provided, sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library.

COST: Free

INFO: Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Libraries, www.ssjcpl.org or 866-805-7323 

 

THURSDAY, JULY 31

Bubble fun

WHEN: 4 p.m.

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

DETAILS: Presenters from the World of Wonders Science Museum in Lodi will bring science to life with demonstrations that go “fizz” and “boom” in honor of the library’s summer reading program theme, “Fizz Boom Read.” The hourlong presentation is designed for elementary school children and their families.

COST: Free

INFO: Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Libraries, www.ssjcpl.org or 866-805-7323 

 

FRIDAY, AUG. 1

Downtown block party

WHEN: 6 to 9 p.m.

WHERE: Downtown Plaza, Sixth Street and Central Avenue

DETAILS: The Chris Gardner Band will provide the soundtrack for a “Boots & Buckles”-themed evening of music on the plaza. Food and drinks can be purchased.

COST: Free to attend

INFO: City of Tracy, 831-6200 or www.ci.tracy.ca.us 

 

SATURDAY, AUG. 2

Families on the Run 5K

WHEN: 9 a.m.

WHERE: Central Community Park, 25 Main St.

DETAILS: Registration is open for the first Families on the Run 5 kilometer race. The top five families will receive trophies during an awards ceremony at 11 a.m., and the fastest individual finisher in several age divisions will get a ribbon. A discount of $2.50 per person is available for families of four or more who register together.

COST: $30 adults, $15 children 11 to 17 years old; free for children 10 and younger

INFO: www.familiesontherun.org 

Family Fun Day

WHEN: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE: Central Community Park, 25 Main St.

DETAILS: Family Fun Day promotes healthy, active, fun living for families. Activities for children and adults include raffles, bounce houses, music, face painting, food and other vendors. Mountain House Sports will benefit from any donations at the event. Prospective vendors can contact Erin Carter at herbafit24@gmail.com or 510-209-8530.

COST: Free

INFO: www.familiesontherun.org 

 

MONDAY, AUG. 4

Girls volleyball camp

WHEN: 9 to 11:30 a.m.

WHERE: Mountain House High School main gym, 1090 S. Central Parkway

DETAILS: Girls entering sixth, seventh and eighth grades can sign up for an all-skills middle school volleyball camp Aug. 4 through 7 at the high school. The camp is limited to the first 20 girls who register and pay. Registration is open online.

COST: $100

INFO: Mountain House High School girls volleyball website, http://ow.ly/yI2pt 

Root beer float party


WHEN: 4 p.m.

WHERE: Mountain House Branch Library, 250 E. Main St.

DETAILS: Those who have completed the library’s “Fizz Boom Read” are invited to celebrate the conclusion with ice cream floats, sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library.

COST: Free

INFO: Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Libraries, www.ssjcpl.org or 866-805-7323

 

TUESDAY, AUG. 5

Fire station ribbon cuttings

WHEN: 4 and 5 p.m.

WHERE: Station 96, 1800 W. Grant Line Road; Station 92, 1035 W. Grant Line Road

DETAILS: The Tracy fire department will introduce the new fire stations on Grant Line Road with ribbon cuttings at 4 p.m. at Station 96 and 5 p.m. at Station 92.

COST: Free 

Fish craft

WHEN: 4 p.m.

WHERE: Mountain House Branch Library, 250 E. Main St.

DETAILS: Kids can create colorful fish crafts and compete in a fishing game for small prizes, inspired by the picture book “Fish is Fish” by Leo Lionni. This activity is sponsored by Mountain House Friends of the Library.

COST: Free

INFO: Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Libraries, www.ssjcpl.org or 866-805-7323 

National Night Out

Details TBA

School supply drive for foster children

WHEN: 6 to 9 p.m.

WHERE: Schwartz Park, Roxbury Drive and Mason Lane

DETAILS: Members of the Edgewood community are collecting school supplies for local foster children during their National Night Out party. Donated backpacks and other supplies will be given to the Case for Kids nonprofit. Donors who take their receipts to the event will receive a raffle ticket for each $20 in supplies purchased.

INFO: Case for Kids, 855-8010; www.caseforkids.org

 

FRIDAY, AUG. 8

Mountain’s Hope youth conference

WHEN: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. workshops, 6 to 10 p.m. concert

WHERE: Mountain’s Hope Community Worship Center, 213 W. 11th St.

DETAILS: A three-day youth conference — Bustin Out: God’s Promise of Promotion — includes workshops and a concert Friday, a church picnic from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Shadow Cliffs Regional Park in Livermore, and Youth Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church. C-Flo, a recording artist and worship leader, will be featured, along with guest speaker Jeffrey Williams and live youth worship by Moving Mountains Ministries and Arising Generation. Register online, or call or email to learn more.

COST: $15

INFO: Victor Dawson, youth pastor, pastordawson@mountainshope.org or 831-2940; www.mountainshope.org 

Movies on the Plaza: ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’


WHEN: 6:30 p.m.; movie at sunset

WHERE: Civic Center Plaza, 10th and East streets

DETAILS: Moviegoers can take chairs and blankets to watch “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” which starts at sunset. Residents are asked not to take their pets.

INFO: City of Tracy recreation division, 831-6200 or www.thinkinsidethetriangle.com 

 

SATURDAY, AUG. 9

Mountain House Grill and Chill Cook-off Challenge

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; 1:30 p.m. judging

WHERE: Central Community Park, 25 Main St.

DETAILS: Teams will compete to make the best ribs, pork, chicken, tri-tip, brisket and chili — with beans, without beans, vegetarian and Heat Wave. Proceeds will support Mountain House charities. People can buy tickets to sample the meat and chili entries.

COST: TBA

INFO: Angel Lamb, alamb@sjgov.org or 831-5651; www.mountainhousecsd.org 

Wine tasting benefit

WHEN: 6 to 8 p.m.

WHERE: Delicato Family Vineyards tasting room, 12001 S. Highway 99, in Manteca

DETAILS: Tracy African American Association is hosting its third annual Benefit Wine Tasting Affair to raise money for the organization’s Wayne Nelson Academic Scholarship Program, which has provided nearly $98,000 to local high school graduates. Participants can sample Delicato wines, participate in raffles, shop and take advantage of wine specials by the case. Light food and live entertainment will be provided. Tickets can be reserved online or by phone.

COST: $20

INFO: Tracy African American Association, 510-305-2870 or www.taaa.net 

 

MONDAY, AUG. 11

First day of school for Tracy Unified School District

 

TUESDAY, AUG. 12


First day of school for Banta and Jefferson school districts

Game day for teens

WHEN: 4 p.m.

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

DETAILS: Before homework kicks in for the new school year, teens in seventh through 12th grades are invited to hang out at the library for a couple of hours and play video games, cards and board games. Snacks and a variety of games will be provided, and teens are welcome to take their own games to play, too.

COST: Free

INFO: Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Libraries, www.ssjcpl.org or 866-805-732 

Delta Central Republican Women to meet


WHEN: 6 to 8 p.m.

WHERE: Third-floor meeting room, Emeritus at Heritage Place, 355 W. Grant Line Road

DETAILS: A guest speaker, Linda Paine, will discuss California’s lack of a centralized voter registration database, which she argues permits voter fraud and election corruption. Delta Central Republican Women Federated meets the second Tuesday of each month.

COST: Free

INFO: Margaret Edwards, president, gomargaret@att.net

 

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 13

First day of school for Delta Charter and New Jerusalem schools

 

THURSDAY, AUG. 14


Teen craft: T-shirt wall art

WHEN: 4 p.m.

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

DETAILS: Seventh through 12th graders are invited to learn how to turn old T-shirts into artwork, sponsored by Tracy Friends of the Library. All materials are provided.

COST: Free

INFO: Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Libraries, www.ssjcpl.org or 866-805-7323

Mountain House Restaurant Night


WHEN: 5 to 8 p.m.

WHERE: Community Central Park, 25 Main St.

DETAILS: A variety of food trucks will sell meals and sweets.

INFO: 831-5651

 

FRIDAY, AUG. 15

Downtown block party

WHEN: 6 to 9 p.m.

WHERE: Downtown Plaza, Sixth Street and Central Avenue

DETAILS: People are invited downtown for an evening of music on the plaza as party band Take 2 closes out the summer block party series. Food and drinks can be purchased.

COST: Free to attend

INFO: City of Tracy, 831-6200 or www.ci.tracy.ca.us 

 

SATURDAY, AUG. 16

Concert fundraiser for Animal Rescue of Tracy

WHEN: Noon to 10 p.m.

WHERE: Mountain House Bar, 16784 W. Grant Line Road

DETAILS: Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers, a ZZ Top tribute band, and six other classic-rock cover bands will perform during the Gimme Shelter Animal Rescue Benefit, an outdoor concert to raise money for Animal Rescue of Tracy. The other bands are ADD/C, Jett Black, B-Side 70’s, Nobody’s Fault, Liquid Sky and Allman Stepbrothers. Tickets are available online at http://holdmyticket.com/#/e/175454.

COST: $20 in advance, $25 at the door

INFO: Animal Rescue of Tracy, 642-4324 or www.animalrescuetracy.org

Paws for Reading

WHEN: 1 to 3 p.m.

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

DETAILS: Children can practice reading aloud to trained therapy dogs from Paws for Friends. The group visits the library the third Saturday of each month.

COST: Free

INFO: Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Libraries, www.ssjcpl.org or 866-805-7323

Mountain House Music in the Park


WHEN: 5 to 9 p.m.

WHERE: Central Community Park, 25 Main St.

DETAILS: Evolution, a Journey Tribute Band, will perform.

COST: Free

INFO: 831-5651 

Tracy Royalty Pageant

WHEN: 6 p.m.

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

DETAILS: A queen and princess will be crowned during the Tracy Royalty Pageant, produced by the Tracy Chamber of Commerce. The Tracy Royalty Court reigns over the Taste of the Valley Art & Food Festival and the Fourth of July celebration in Lincoln Park.

COST: $10 for general admission, $15 for VIP seats in the first two rows

INFO: Grand Theatre box office, 831-6858 or www.atthegrand.org

 

TUESDAY, AUG. 19

Library Teen Advisory Group

WHEN: 4 p.m.

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

DETAILS: During an introductory meeting, seventh through 12th graders can learn about opportunities to plan teen activities at the local library, help choose new books and materials, create library displays and earn volunteer hours as part of the Teen Advisory Group. The meeting is sponsored by Tracy Friends of the Library.

COST: Free

INFO: Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Libraries, www.ssjcpl.org or 866-805-7323

 

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 20


First day of school for Lammersville Unified School District 

Photo contest entries accepted


DETAILS: For a photography contest cosponsored by Tracy Friends of the Library and Tracy Camera Club, people are invited to consider the theme “For the Love of Reading.” The contest is open to adults and to youth age 17 and younger who live in San Joaquin County. Rules are available on Facebook, and the submission deadline is Sept. 3. Entries will be judged by Mayor Brent Ives, Tracy Press photographer Glenn Moore, Stockton Record photographer Clifford Oto and freelance artist Sioin Queenie Liao. Submissions will be displayed at the library Sept. 6 to 26, and winners will be announced Sept. 13 by Robert Dawson, a Guggenheim Fellow who is photographing libraries in San Joaquin County throughout the year.

COST: Free

INFO: Tiffanie Heben, alcala.heben@att.net or 612-3627; www.facebook.com/TracyFriendsOfTheLibrary 

 

SATURDAY, AUG. 23

Share the Scoop

WHEN: 1 to 5 p.m.

WHERE: Tracy Community Church, 1790 Sequoia Blvd.

DETAILS: Women of all ages are invited to the seventh annual Share the Scoop, a nondenominational Christian conference. The theme this year is “Overcome Together.” Speakers include Kathy Lipp, a published author and blogger, and Jackie Brown, on the topic of grace and carrying on after loss. A new community choir will perform; women interested in joining can email Corina Gregor at joshandcorina@gmail.com. A boutique opens at noon, and conference doors open at 12:30 p.m. Tickets are available at local churches, online and at the door.

COST: $20

INFO: 640-0238 or www.sharethescoop.org 

‘Mysterious California’ film and book discussion

WHEN: 1 p.m. book discussion, 2 p.m. documentary screening

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

DETAILS: People are invited to watch and discuss a 40-minute documentary — “Mysterious California: Four Authors” — about the role of the California landscape in four crime novels: “Southland” by Nina Revoyr, “Shell Games” by Kirk Russell, “Sharpshooter” by Nadia Gordon and “The Art of Detection” by Laurie R. King. This event is sponsored by the California Center for the Book. To join in the book discussion, people can request a copy of “Southland” at the circulation desk in advance. Readers gather at 1 p.m. the fourth Saturday of each month to talk about a selected book. Upcoming titles are “The Art of Detection” on Sept. 27, “Shell Games” on Oct. 25, “Sharpshooter” on Nov. 22 and “Starry Night,” by Debbie Macomber, on Dec. 20.

COST: Free

INFO: Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Libraries, www.ssjcpl.org or 866-805-7323 

Peabo Bryson concert

WHEN: 8 p.m.

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

DETAILS: The Grand opens its 2014-15 season with a concert by Grammy Award-winning vocalist Peabo Bryson, known for his ballads, duets and pop and soul hits.

COST: $59 to $100, depending on seats; tickets on sale July 25

INFO: Grand Theatre box office, 831-6858 or www.atthegrand.org

 

MONDAY, AUG. 25

Youth art contest entries accepted

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

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

DETAILS: Tracy artists ages 5 to 18 can each submit three entries for a “Visions of Tracy” art contest. Artwork will be accepted Monday through Thursday at the box office and will be displayed at the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 6 during the Taste of the Valley Art and Food Festival. Awards will be given at 1 p.m. that day. Complete rules and an application can be downloaded from the Tracy Chamber of Commerce website, www.tracychamber.org.

COST: Free

INFO: Tracy Chamber of Commerce, 835-2131 

 

TUESDAY, AUG. 26

Teen FAQs: Studying

WHEN: 4 p.m.

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

DETAILS: Teens in seventh through 12th grades can get tips on note taking, essays, successful study habits and library resources during a workshop sponsored by Tracy Friends of the Library.

COST: Free

INFO: Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Libraries, www.ssjcpl.org or 866-805-7323

Mountain House Restaurant Night


WHEN: 5 to 8 p.m.

WHERE: Community Central Park, 25 Main St.

DETAILS: A variety of food trucks will sell meals and sweets.

INFO: 831-5651 

 

FRIDAY, AUG. 30

Courage Run

WHEN: 7:30 a.m.

WHERE: Downtown Tracy

DETAILS: A children’s quarter-mile fun run and 5- and 10-kilometer races for all ages will be organized by Courage Worldwide to support the nonprofit’s Courage House initiative, which provides homes for girls rescued from sex trafficking. Ten percent of the profits will be given to Pregnancy Resource Center of Tracy. Runners who register by Aug. 9 are guaranteed a race shirt. Refreshments and medals are also included. Packets can be picked up between 1 and 8 p.m. Aug. 22 at Sports Authority, 3150 Naglee Road, or starting at 6:30 a.m. on race day. Volunteers can sign up to help by emailing run@courageworldwide.org.

COST: Kids’ fun run (10 and younger), $14 until Aug. 19, $14 at packet pickup, $16 day of race; 5- and 10-kilometer races, $32 until Aug. 19, $36 at packet pickup, $38 day of race

INFO: Race director, run@courageworldwide.org; http://couragerun.org 

 

SUNDAY, AUG. 31

Teen safe driving event

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

WHERE: Altamont Motorsports Park, 17001 Midway Road

DETAILS: Get Real Behind the Wheel hosts an On-Track Safe Teen Driving event for young drivers age 14 and older and their parents. Returning students should plan to arrive at 11 a.m., while first-time participants should arrive at 9:30 a.m. Proof of age is required, but no learner’s permit or driving experience is needed.

COST: Free; donations accepted

INFO: Tom Simpson, 612-4222; or www.getrealbehindthewheel.com 

 

 

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March 21, 2014
Lil Mud Runner is also on May 18th...... especially important for those who can't make it on Saturday!


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