A steak and barbecue oyster dinner fundraiser will be hosted May 8 by the Tracy Educational Excellence Foundation and the Tracy Community Council of the United Way. TEEF is a volunteer organization that works to expand educational opportunities in the city, while the community council gives out thousands of dollars every year to Tracy-area nonprofits.
As well as raising money for the groups’ charitable works, the dinner will honor individuals and groups who have dedicated their time and energy to the community.
The event at the Portuguese Hall, 430 W. Ninth St., will begin with a cocktail hour at 5:30 p.m., followed by a dinner at 6:30 p.m. that includes steak, barbecued oysters, potatoes, vegetables, salad and bread. There will also be silent and live auctions and dancing after the dinner.
Tickets are $35 each and can be reserved at the Tracy Unified School District office, 1875 W. Lowell Ave.; from community council members; or by e-mailing Tracy Press associate editor Jon Mendelson at email@example.com.
Donated items for the raffle will also be accepted. Sweetheart dance
The Tracy Police Department will host a sweetheart dance for fathers and daughters, as well as mothers and sons, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. today at Kimball High School, 3200 Jaguar Run.
Proceeds from the dance will help benefit athletes from the Special Olympics in Northern California.
Cost is $20 per couple.
For information: Chuck Baker, 831-6604; Wendy Shipley, 925-944-8801. Baseball team to host fundraiser
The West High School baseball team will put on a dinner-dance fundraiser from 6 p.m. to midnight today at the Masonic Lodge, 1601 N. Tracy Blvd.
Tickets are $35. The night includes a no-host bar, dinner, live and silent auctions, a dessert auction and a raffle. Proceeds will be spent on repairs to the school’s field and batting cages.
For information: Kim Thomassen, 835-6268 or
firstname.lastname@example.org. Hispanic Business Group awards
The Tracy Hispanic Business Group will host its seventh annual Latino Leadership and Scholarship Awards Dinner at 5:30 p.m. today at the Tracy Community Center, 950 East St. Cost is $25.
For information: 835-2131. Senior citizens plan road trip
The Tracy Senior Citizens Travel Group will travel to Hanford on a day trip to tour the city’s restored historical sites. The group will get together at 8 a.m. Wednesday at the parking lot next to Tracy Shooting Supplies, 22 E. 11th St.
The trip costs $30 per person.
For information: 835-0847. Blood drive planned
Liberty Mutual Insurance and the Delta Blood Bank will sponsor a blood drive from 3 to 7 p.m. April 1 at 2982 W. Grant Line Road, where a mobile blood bank bus will be stationed.
For information: 943-3830, ext. 270. Restaurant helps animal rescue
Kinder’s Meats will team up with nonprofit Animal Rescue of Tracy to raise money so more animals can find safe homes. From 5 to 7 p.m. April 1, the deli will donate proceeds from its sales to Animal Rescue of Tracy.
Tickets and dinners can be picked up at Kinder’s, 3242 W. Grant Line Road.
For information: 642-4324. Church plans Easter egg hunt
Grace Christian Center and the Search and Rescue Dream Center will have a community-wide Easter egg hunt starting at 11 a.m. April 3 at Lincoln Park, 170 E. Eaton Ave.
More than 10,000 eggs will be placed at the park. Attendees will share a free lunch, entertainment and prizes.
For information: 832-4464 or www.gccmission.org. Booster club announces fundraiser
The West High School Home Field Advantage Athletic Booster Club will sponsor a Breakfast with the Easter Bunny fundraiser from 8 to 10 a.m. April 3 at Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill, 3060 N. Naglee Road. Cost is $5.
For tickets and information: 629-0259 or email@example.com. Easter Sunday breakfast nears
The Tracy Latin Athletic Club will have its 35th annual Easter Sunday Pancake Breakfast from 7 a.m. to noon April 4 at Tracy Community Center, 950 East St.
Pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausages, chorizo, coffee, milk, juice and dessert will be served.
Tickets will be $5 for adults and $4 for seniors and children age 10 and younger at the door. Proceeds will go toward college scholarships.
The club has raised more than $60,000 for academic and athletic scholarships in the past 31 years.
For information: Louis Villalovoz, 835-5468; or Greg Jimenez, 836-1374. City-wide garage sale returns
The city is looking for folks to sign up for its twice-annual garage sale April 24. Anyone who lives west of Tracy Boulevard is welcome to sign up by April 8. To register, go to www.ci.tracy.ca.us.
For information: 831-4420. Dinner to raise money for ACS
The M.O.B. Motorsports Relay For Life team will have a fundraising dinner at El Castillo Mexican Restaurant, 600 Central Ave.
After 6 p.m. April 8, 20 percent of all proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society.
For information: Yvonne Coddle, 836-2359. Garden festival
M & M Builders Supply will have its annual garden festival from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 10 at 8010 W. 11th St.
There will be fruit-tree pruning demonstrations, talk about how to fertilize plants, and discussions about how to make your soil richer, how to control diseases and pests and how to set up watering systems.
For information: 833-1093. Lions milestone banquet
The Tracy Breakfast Lions Club will host its 50th anniversary banquet at 6:30 p.m. April 10 at the Tracy Community Center, 950 East St.
Attendees can choose between a rib or chicken entrée, and the cost is $35 per person.
For information: Roy Patterson, 835-1602 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Heroes breakfast
The American Red Cross will host an annual breakfast for individuals who are recognized as “heroes” from 7:30 to 9 a.m. April 14 at the Stockton Golf & Country Club, 3800 Country Club Blvd. in Stockton.
Some of the categories include; Good Samaritan, educator and person-saving animals, along with several others.
Cost is $65.
For information: Liza Cruz, 466-6971.