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Saturday, Sept. 8

Bean Run

WHEN: 8 a.m.

WHERE: Lincoln Park, Eaton Avenue, in front of Tracy Branch Library.

DETAILS: Both 5K and 10K runs are planned as part of the 26th annual Tracy Dry Bean Festival. Same-day registration will begin at 6 a.m., and the race begins at 8 a.m. All ages are welcome; last year’s participants ranged in age from 6 to 83.

COST: $25, $20 for 17 and under, with a $5 discount for those who preregister.

INFO: or

Through Sept. 14

Flag football

WHEN: 2 to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday

WHERE: Tracy Boys & Girls Club, 753 W. Lowell Ave.

DETAILS: The Boys &Girls Clubs of Tracy will have signups for its flag football league. through September 14 during club hours at the Lowell Avenue clubhouse. The league begins practices on Sept. 14 and games begin Oct. 6. Boys and girls ages 6 to 14 are welcome to sign up.

INFO: Emanuel Johnson, 832-2582, ext 112.

Saturdays, starting in September

Junior golf

WHEN: 10 a.m. to noon, every Saturday from September through February.

WHERE: Putting for Birdie, 20065 S. MacArthur Drive

DETAILS: Putting for Birdie driving range will host clinics for young golfers, ages 7 to 17, every Saturday starting Sept. 8. There will be three eight-week sessions, each session an hour long, with specific times determined by the number of golfers in each age group. Clinics will be held rain or shine, and golfers can bring their own clubs or use clubs provided by the instructor.

COST: $80 per eight-week session.

INFO: Bob Croxton, 814-0633

Saturday, Oct. 27

Oktoberfest 5K fun run

WHEN: Registration at 8 a.m., run begins at 9 a.m.

WHERE: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1635 Chester Drive

DETAILS: A 5K fun run, about 3.1 miles, will go through the neighborhood around St Paul’s Lutheran Church. The run is part of the church’s Oktoberfest celebration. Entry fees will benefit the Kimball High water polo teams and Building Together Today. The run is followed by a pancake breakfast for all runners at 9 a.m.; nonrunners are also welcome at the breakfast for a small donation.

COST: $30; those who register before Sept. 14 pay $20 and get a T-shirt and goody bag. Checks should be made out to Bella Vista Christian Academy.

INFO:,; or Michele Loomis, 1221 Claremont Ct., Tracy, CA 95376

Saturday, Oct. 6

Neon Night Run

WHEN: 6 to 10 p.m.

WHERE: Eagal Lakes Resort, 12 W. Lorenzen Rd.

DETAILS: Neon Night Run will be an adventure 5K race with neon lights and family fun. There will be a DJ and dance crew as well.

INFO: http://neonnightrun.


Free karate lessons

WHEN: 3 p.m. Wednesdays

WHERE: Boys & Girls Club of Tracy, 753 W. Lowell Ave.

DETAILS: Master Wais Hakimi gives weekly karate lessons for children.

COST: Free

INFO:, or


Soccer tryouts

DETAILS: The California Cougars under-13 girls, born after August 1999, and under-12 girls, born after August 2000, soccer teams need players for their travel squads, which compete in Premier League and State Cup tournaments.

INFO: 601-2893


Zumba classes

WHEN: Mondays and Thursday, 6:45 to 7:45 p.m.; Fridays noon to 1 p.m., Saturdays, 10 to 11 a.m.

WHERE: Tracy Community Center, 950 East St.; Lolly Hansen Senior Center, 375 E. Ninth St.; Grand Theatre, 715 Central Ave.

DETAILS: Silvia Ibarra, Zumba instructor for the City of Tracy, will host ongoing classes, including Zumba Toning, 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. every Monday at the Community Center; Zumba, 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. every Thursday at the Community Center; Zumba Gold, noon to 1 p.m. at the Senior Center; and Zumba Toning, 10 to 11 a.m. Saturdays at the Grand Theatre.

COST: $10 per-class, $5 for seniors, $80 for a 10-class pass, or $150 for 20 classes.

INFO: 831-6200.

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