Speakers include Jim O’Neal of the Sacramento Office of Small Business Administration; Gillian Murphy, the director of the Small Business Development Center in Stockton; Mike Locke, CEO of San Joaquin Partnership; Mark Plovnik, director of Economic Development at the University of the Pacific; Raymond Yeong, the senior consultant of the Northern California Minority Business Enterprise Center; and others.
They will discuss the resources that are available to small businesses, given the ongoing economic crisis.
Registration will begin at 1 p.m., and the free workshop will start at 1:30.
At a glance
• WHAT: Small business workshop
• WHEN: 1 to 4 p.m. Monday
• WHERE: University of the Pacific’s De Rosa Center, 3601 Pacific Ave., in Stockton
• COST: Free
• INFO: 476-8552
Briefs Salon announces cutathon
A Paul Mitchell Experience, a local salon and spa, will host a “cutathon” from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the salon, 20 W. 10th St., with 100 percent of the profits going to Boys and Girls Clubs of Tracy.
The business will offer haircuts for men, women and children, a brow bar and 10-minute massages. All services are $10, except for women’s haircuts, which are $20.
For information: 836-6062 or www.apaulmitchellexperience.com.
Teens invited to safety drive
The Get Real Behind the Wheel committee will host On-Track Safe Teen Driving from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Altamont Motorsports Park, 17001 Midway Road.
Teenagers 14 and older, who are accompanied by their parents in their own cars, can practice safe driving in the pit and on the track. The Department of Motor Vehicles and local law enforcement will help with the training.
For information: Ken Ucci, 601-6523 or email@example.com.
Jefferson School District takes kindergarten enrollment
Kindergarten enrollment packets for the 2010-11 school year will be available beginning Monday at the three schools with kindergarten classes in the Jefferson School District: Monticello Elementary, 1001 Cambridge Place; Traina Elementary, 4256 Windsong Drive; and Hawkins Elementary, 475 Darlene Lane.
For information: 836-3388.
LAFCo member sought
Applications to sit on the San Joaquin Local Agency Formation Commission as an Alternate Public Member will be accepted until March 26.
Those interested can get an application from the LAFCo office at 509 W. Weber Ave., in Stockton, or from www. sjgov.org/lafco.
Vendors, sponsors wanted
The Tracy African American Association is looking for vendors, entertainers and sponsors for its annual Juneteenth festivities, a celebration that commemorates the abolition of slavery in the U.S. and raises money for student scholarships.
For information: Nate Terry, 601-6311.
UOP to host water talks
The University of the Pacific School of International Studies, Hispanics for Political Action of San Joaquin County and the Coalition of Mexican-American Associations will co-host a forum about the health of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, titled “Conversations on Water.”
The forum will run from 9 a.m. to noon March 6 at the university’s Grace Covell Hall, 3601 Pacific Ave., in Stockton.
For information: 477-1589.
IPFES announces crab dinner
The Irmandade Portuguesa da Festa do Espirito Santo will host a marinated crab dinner at 6 p.m. March 6 at the Portuguese Hall, 430 W. Ninth St.
Tickets cost $35 for adults and $15 for children ages 6 to 12.
For information: 835-5917 or 992-6843.
Boys & Girls Club plans gala
Boys and Girls Clubs of Tracy will host its 22nd annual gala fundraiser and auction at 5:30 p.m. March 13 at the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts, 715 Central Ave. The event will feature a hosted bar, buffet stations, a silent auction and a live auction of the work of painter David Garabaldi.
Tickets, which cost $75, are available at www.atthegrand.org.
For information: Kelly Low, 832-2582, ext. 105.
Museum serves corned beef dinner
The Tracy Historical Museum will host a catered corned beef-and-cabbage dinner in honor of St. Patrick’s Day at 6 p.m. March 17 at the Tracy Community Center, 950 East St. Tickets cost $11.
For information: 832-7278.
State of the City luncheon on tap
City leaders and guest speakers from the San Joaquin Partnership will lead the annual State of the City luncheon from 9 to 11 a.m. March 24 at the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts, 715 Central Ave.
Tickets cost $15 at the theater box office. A tradeshow will take place during the networking portion of the event to highlight various business sponsors.
For information: Sofia Valenzuela, 835-2131.
Spring lunch to feature egg raffle
A 13th annual spring luncheon and egg raffle, hosted by Tracy Auxiliary of Children’s Home Society, will be from
11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 23 at Portuguese Hall, 430 W. 11th St.
Tickets are $17.50.
For information: 835-5258, 835-2100 or 603-3182.
Latina Luncheon to be in Stockton
The ninth annual Latina Luncheon of the San Joaquin County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will begin at 9 a.m. March 25 at the Hilton Hotel, 2323 Grand Canal Blvd., in Stockton.
Former CEO of eBay and candidate for governor of California, Meg Whitman, will be the keynote speaker.
For information: Martha Aguilar, 943-6117; or www.sjchispanicchamber.com.