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 delivered to the Tracy Press, 95 W. 11th St., Ste. 101, in downtown Tracy.

 

THURSDAY, OCT. 16

‘Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich’ children’s program

WHEN: 4 p.m.

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

DETAILS: Children in elementary school can participate in activities based on “Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich,” a book by Adam Rex. This event — part of this year’s One Book, One San Joaquin program — is sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library and Library & Literacy Foundation for San Joaquin County.

COST: Free

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

 

FRIDAY, OCT. 17

West High homecoming parade

WHEN: 3 p.m.

WHERE: Downtown Tracy

DETAILS: West High School students and supporters will fill downtown Tracy for the school’s homecoming parade. The route starts at Sixth Street and Central Avenue and proceeds north on Central, west on Ninth Street, north on B Street and east on 10th Street to East Street, where it ends. Later, the Wolf Pack will play the Lincoln High Trojans at Steve Lopez Stadium, 1775 W. Lowell Ave.; kickoff is 5 p.m. for JV and 7:15 p.m. for varsity.

INFO: West High School, 830-3370 

English Conversation Club

WHEN: 4 p.m.

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

DETAILS: Adults who are learning English as a second language are invited to practice their conversation skills in a relaxed, casual environment. The club will meet on selected Fridays through January: Oct. 3, 17 and 24, Nov. 7 and 14, Dec. 5 and 19, and Jan. 9 and 30. This program is organized by Tracy Friends of the Library.

COST: Free

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

Open mic night

WHEN: 6 to 10 p.m.

WHERE: Tracy Performing Arts Foundation Playhouse, 729 N. Central Ave.

DETAILS: All types of performers — singers, rappers, actors, poets, magicians — are welcome to take part in an open mic night hosted by Teen Empowerment, a program of Community Partnership for Families of San Joaquin. Performers can drop in or call ahead.

COST: Free

INFO: Lindsay Graziani, 507-2217

Jacobson CDC Fall Festival

WHEN: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

WHERE: Jacobson Child Development Center, 1750 W. Kavanagh Ave.

DETAILS: The second annual Fall Festival put on by Jacobson Child Development Center is an old-fashioned family carnival night with 50-cent game booths, a pumpkin patch, a bake sale and face painting. Presale tickets are available.

COST: $2 for a raffle ticket, $2.50 for dinner and the raffle

INFO: Jacobson Child Development Center, 832-8799


 

SATURDAY, OCT. 18

Firefighters pancake breakfast — Mountain House

WHEN: 6 to 11 a.m.

WHERE: Fire Station 98, 911 Tradition St.

DETAILS: The Mountain House community is invited to an annual pancake breakfast put on by Tracy Firefighters Local 3355.

COST: $6 adults, $5 children

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, which runs until Nov. 22.

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

Questa School yard sale

WHEN: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.; setup at 7 a.m.

WHERE: Questa School, 685 N. Montebello St.

DETAILS: People can rent space to sell items at the first Questa School yard sale, a fundraiser for the Questa School Associated Student Body and the sixth-grade science camp fund. Participants can choose whether to keep their earnings or donate them to the science camp fund.

COST: $25 for a space

INFO: Lupe Navarrete, gnavarrete@sjcoe.net or 836-7230

T&J Tutoring Fall Festival

WHEN: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WHERE: T&J Educational Tutoring, 320 W. 11th St.

DETAILS: A “Meet Our Tutors” festival hosted by T&J Educational Tutoring will include storytelling, games, face painting, food and music. The first 25 people who arrive will receive a gift.

COST: Free

INFO: Jackie Thomas, 914-5800

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 

Young and Talented Extravaganza

WHEN: 1 to 4 p.m.

WHERE: West Valley Mall, 3200 Naglee Road

DETAILS: Solo, duo and group performers will take part in the last preliminary round of the Tracy Crime Stoppers Young and Talented Extravaganza, a talent show promoting the city as a no-bullying zone. The finale is from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 25.

COST: Free to watch; $10 per individual performer, $25 per group

INFO: www.tracycrimestoppers.com or www.westvalleymall.com

Dead Dash & Beyond Zombie Run

WHEN: 2 to 8 p.m.

WHERE: Eagal Lakes, 12 W. Lorenzen Road

DETAILS: Runners can sign up to tackle a 5-kilometer obstacle course ahead of a pack of costumed zombies, followed by an Apocalypse Party for participants and their families. People can also sign up to be part of the zombie invasion. A percentage of ticket sales will benefit Give Every Child A Chance, a tutoring program in Tracy and throughout the county. Last year's Dead Dash attracted more than 700 participants.

COST: Free to watch; $45-$50 for runners, $20-$35 for zombies

INFO: http://eagallakes.com

Blues Night: Daniel Castro Band and Chris Cain


WHEN: 8 p.m.

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

DETAILS: The Daniel Castro Band will open for blues guitarist Chris Cain, reprising their January concert at the Grand.

COST: $20 to $30, depending on seats

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

 

SUNDAY, OCT. 19

Mall farmers market

WHEN: 9 a.m. to 2 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 local produce and other goods.

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

Lammersville School Harvest Carnival

WHEN: Noon to 4 p.m.

WHERE: Lammersville School, 16555 Von Sosten Road

DETAILS: Classic carnival activities at the annual Lammersville Harvest Carnival will include game and vendor booths, a pumpkin patch, a dunk tank and food concessions. A costume contest will also be held, along with a photo booth and a silent auction. Tracy police and fire department members will make appearances, and the Mountain House High School cheerleading squad and other local groups will perform.

COST: Free

INFO: Lacy Asami, 221-5788; president@lammersvilleschoolfoundation.org; www.facebook.com/LammersvilleSchoolFoundation

Volleyball clinic

WHEN: 1 to 3 p.m. and 3 to 5 p.m.

WHERE: Hawkins School, 475 Darlene Lane

DETAILS: Xplosion Volleyball Club is offering two clinics for all ages. The 1 p.m. session is for U12 through U14 players. The 3 p.m. session is for high school players, U15 through U18. Another all-ages clinic will be offered Oct. 26 at a location to be determined; call for information.

COST: $20 per session

INFO: Omar Rodriguez, 640-1442

Moose bingo


WHEN: 2 to 5 p.m.

WHERE: Tracy Moose Lodge, 35 E. Sixth St.

DETAILS: The community is welcome to join in an afternoon of bingo at the Moose Lodge.

COST: $1 a game, 14 games

INFO: Tracy Moose Lodge, 835-4366 

 

MONDAY, OCT. 20

Free ‘Lean Startup’ course

WHEN: 4 to 6 p.m.

WHERE: AltamontCowork, 95 W. 11th St.

DETAILS: Aspiring entrepreneurs can learn the business skills to develop a marketable startup during a free 10-day class across two weeks, Oct. 20-31. The course, offered by Matt Higa of Pineapple Club Designs, is limited to 15 people.

COST: Free; donations accepted

INFO: Matt Higa, mhiga@pineappleclubdesigns.com or 207-4504; http://pineappleclubdesigns.com/lean-startup-garden

 

TUESDAY, OCT. 21

Teen Writing Club

WHEN: 4 p.m.

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

DETAILS: Writers in seventh through 12th grades are invited to take a scary story, horror story or tale of the strange for a discussion and critique with fellow teen writers.

COST: Free

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

Restaurant Night


WHEN: 5 to 8 p.m.

WHERE: Central Community Park, 25 Main St.

DETAILS: Participating food trucks will be announced later.

COST: Varies

INFO: Mountain House Community Services District, 831-2300; www.facebook.com/mountainhousecsd 

 

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 22

Drought-relief food available

WHEN: 8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

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

DETAILS: People who have lost work because of the drought can receive free food boxes through the county Human Services Agency. Each box contains nutritionally balanced nonperishable food for a four-person household for five days. Boxes are provided by the state and are distributed Wednesdays at the Larch-Clover center, while supplies last.

COST: Free

INFO: Larch-Clover Community Center, 831-5920

Community meeting: Joe Wilson Pool

WHEN: 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Tracy Transit Station, Conference Room 103, 50 E. Sixth St.

DETAILS: The city of Tracy invites residents to a community meeting about preliminary designs for the reconstruction of Joe Wilson Pool in Dr. Powers Park. The pool off West Lowell Avenue has been closed since 2009, and the City Council is working toward reopening it for recreational use.

COST: Free

INFO: Development Services Department, 831-6400

Friends of the Library meeting

WHEN: 6 p.m.

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

DETAILS: Residents are welcome to attend the bimonthly meeting of Mountain House Friends of the Library, which supports the local library with fundraising for activities and materials.

COST: Free

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

 

THURSDAY, OCT. 23

Fall plant sale

WHEN: 2 to 5 p.m.

WHERE: West High School agriculture garden, 1775 W. Lowell Ave.

DETAILS: West High FFA students are selling a selection of winter vegetable plants and succulents. Visitors should enter through the school’s eastern parking lot off Lowell near Lincoln Boulevard. The sale continues from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday.

COST: Varies

INFO: Marlene Hepner, mhepner@tusd.net

Teen craft: Fingerless gloves


WHEN: 3:30 p.m.

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

DETAILS: Seventh- to 12th-graders can learn how to turn a shrunken sweater into fingerless gloves using just a needle and thread. Sweaters will be provided. This hands-on activity, led by GoGo Craft, is limited to 20 participants. Teens can sign up by phone or by visiting the circulation desk at the Tracy library. Online registration opens Oct. 1.

COST: Free

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

 

FRIDAY, OCT. 24

Tracy High homecoming parade

WHEN: 3 p.m.

WHERE: Downtown Tracy

DETAILS: Tracy High School’s homecoming parade will start at Sixth Street and Central Avenue and proceed north on Central, west on Ninth Street, north on B Street and east on 10th Street to end at East Street. The Bulldogs will then take on the St. Mary’s High Rams at 5 p.m. (JV) and 7:15 p.m. (varsity) in Wayne Schneider Stadium at Tracy High, 315 E. 11th St.

INFO: Tracy High School, 830-3360

Read for a Pumpkin deadline

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

DETAILS: Readers can enter a raffle for a pumpkin by reading three books in October, rating them and filling out a form at the local library. Oct. 24 is the last day to turn in completed forms, and winners will be called by Oct. 27. The library is open from noon to 5 p.m. on Fridays.

COST: Free

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

Witches and Broomsticks

WHEN: 6 p.m.

WHERE: Downtown Plaza, Sixth Street and Central Avenue

DETAILS: This Girls’ Night Out event begins with a tote bag filled with treats, wine tasting, food sampling and shopping, with discounts offered at boutiques and restaurants on Sixth Street. The evening continues with a disc jockey and no-host bar. Prizes will be awarded for the best decorated witch’s hat. Women must be 18 or older to attend and at least 21 years old to consume alcohol; ID is required.

COST: $25

INFO: www.atthegrand.org or 831-6200 

Haunted Trails

WHEN: 6 to 10 p.m.

WHERE: Eagal Lakes, 12 W. Lorenzen Road

DETAILS: People can traverse a pair of spooky trails and visit a FrankenVille fun zone and food court at Eagal Lakes, just east of the city. The Haunted Trail is designed for all ages, and the Nature Nightmare Trail is longer and scarier. Twenty percent of ticket sales will benefit local schools.

COST: $12 each for one trail, $17 for both; free for children 3 and younger

INFO: http://eagallakes.com

Friday Night Jazz

WHEN: 8 p.m.

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

DETAILS: The Grand Theatre lobbies become a jazz nightclub one night each month for Friday Night Jazz, presented by Main Street Music. All ages are welcome. The Don Cose Arts Café sells snacks, desserts and craft beers and wines for adults 21 and older.

COST: $8

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

 

SATURDAY, OCT. 25

Make a Difference Day

DETAILS: TBA 

West High Cross the Country 5k Fun Run

WHEN: 8:30 a.m. start; same-day registration, 7 a.m.

WHERE: Thoming Park, 1001 Cambridge Place

DETAILS: The West High School cross-country team and Pink Ladies Club are hosting a fun run for all ages on a flat course along Sycamore Parkway that starts and ends at Thoming Park, across from Monticello Elementary School. Awards will be given to the fastest runners in male and female age divisions. Also planned are prizes for the youngest and oldest runners, refreshments and a prize drawing. Registration is online at www.active.com; search for “First Annual 5K ‘X’ The Country Fun Run.”

COST: $25 for adults, $20 for students 18 and younger; $30 after Oct. 18 

Barktoberfest


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

WHERE: Tracy Civic Center, near City Hall, 333 Civic Center Plaza

DETAILS: People are invited to take their dogs for activities including a costume contest, photographs, demonstrations and a pet-themed vendor fair. This outdoor event will support six local animal rescue groups. People can also meet a variety of adoptable animals.

COST: Free

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

Oktoberfest Craft Fair

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

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

DETAILS: During St. Paul’s sixth annual craft fair, people can browse offerings from 28 crafters and vendors. Food will be available for purchase, including Lockeford Meat & Sausage brats.

COST: Free

INFO: Vi Kramer, 629-0409 

History Day at the Museum

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

WHERE: Tracy Historical Museum, 1141 Adam St.

DETAILS: Civil War re-enactment, children’s activities and demonstrations of spinning and basket weaving will all be part of a History Day at the Tracy Historical Museum. The Gettysburg Address will also be recited by a student, and displays of Tracy-area history will be open for viewing.

COST: Free

INFO: Tracy Historical Museum, 832-7278; www.tracymuseum.org 

West High FFA Fall Festival

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

WHERE: West High School agriculture garden, 1775 W. Lowell Ave.

DETAILS: Families are invited to the West High FFA’s third annual Fall Festival. The entry cost includes face painting, a petting zoo, games and a pumpkin to take home. Students will also have winter vegetable plants and succulents for sale. People should enter through the school’s eastern parking lot off Lowell near Lincoln Boulevard.

COST: $5 admission

INFO: Marlene Hepner, mhepner@tusd.net

Mountain House Autumn Festival

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

WHERE: Central Community Park, 25 Main St.

DETAILS: Children and adults are invited to browse arts and crafts and vendor offerings, including a variety of food. People can also enter a handcrafted scarecrow contest ($10) and vote for their favorites in five categories. Deadline to enter the contest is Oct. 19.

COST: Free admission; $20 for vendor space

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

Haunted Tour & Carnival

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

WHERE: Kimball High School, 3200 Jaguar Run

DETAILS: Both a scary tour and a kids’ tour will be offered during the first Haunted Tour and Fall Carnival at Kimball High. Children can take bags for trick-or-treating, and food will be sold.

COST: $5 at the door, $10 for an unlimited pass

INFO: Matt Soech, 401-4432

Downtown Halloween activities

WHEN: 3 p.m. trick-or-treating, 4 p.m. parade

WHERE: Downtown Tracy, 10th Street and Central Avenue

DETAILS: Costumed children are invited to trick-or-treat at downtown Tracy businesses starting at 3 p.m. Families can line up at 3:45 p.m. at 10th and B streets to march in a Halloween parade, which starts at 4 p.m.

COST: Free

INFO: Tracy City Center Association, tcca@tracycitycenter.com or 597-0073

MH Flag Football Halloween Parade

WHEN: 3 p.m.

WHERE: Bethany Village Park

DETAILS: Families and children large and small are invited to dress up and march in a costume parade. A costume contest, trick-or-treat stations and a pumpkin decorating contest are planned at the park. Mountain House Flag Football is in its second year of coordinating the parade, which was organized for nine years by Mountain House Mothers Club.

COST: Free

INFO: Andy Su, andy@mhflagfootball.com

Questa Fall Carnival

WHEN: 4 to 8 p.m.

WHERE: Questa School, 685 N. Montebello St.

DETAILS: The fourth annual carnival sponsored by Questa School Foundation will include games and prizes, a haunted house, food, music and a variety of activities. Halloween costumes are welcome. The haunted house is a fundraiser for the eighth-grade class and has an entry fee. After the carnival, kids can participate in Trunk-or-Treating in the school parking lot, where parents will hand out peanut-free candy from the backs of their cars from 8 to 8:30 p.m.

COST: Free admission; unlimited-play wristband, $7

INFO: www.facebook.com/Questaschoolfoundation

Haunted Trails

WHEN: 6 to 10 p.m.

WHERE: Eagal Lakes, 12 W. Lorenzen Road

DETAILS: People can traverse a pair of spooky trails and visit a FrankenVille fun zone and food court at Eagal Lakes, just east of the city. The Haunted Trail is designed for all ages, and the Nature Nightmare Trail is longer and scarier. Twenty percent of ticket sales will benefit local schools.

COST: $12 each for one trail, $17 for both; free for children 3 and younger

INFO: http://eagallakes.com 

 

SUNDAY, OCT. 26

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

Haunted Trails

WHEN: 6 to 10 p.m.

WHERE: Eagal Lakes, 12 W. Lorenzen Road

DETAILS: People can traverse a pair of spooky trails and visit a FrankenVille fun zone and food court at Eagal Lakes, just east of the city. The Haunted Trail is designed for all ages, and the Nature Nightmare Trail is longer and scarier. Twenty percent of ticket sales will benefit local schools.

COST: $12 each for one trail, $17 for both; free for children 3 and younger

INFO: http://eagallakes.com

 

MONDAY, OCT. 27

Fun Flicks at the Grand

WHEN: 1 p.m.

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

DETAILS: Sixth-graders through eighth-graders can go to a movie at the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts while Tracy Unified School District schools are closed for an in-service day. Each admission ticket is good for a free small popcorn, and the concession stand will sell additional snacks. The event is sponsored by the Youth Advisory Commission.

COST: $5

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

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 

‘Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich’ children’s program

WHEN: 6:30 p.m.

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

DETAILS: Children in elementary school can participate in activities based on “Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich,” a book by Adam Rex. This event — part of this year’s One Book, One San Joaquin program — is sponsored by Friends of the Stockton Public Library and Library & Literacy Foundation for San Joaquin County.

COST: Free

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

 

TUESDAY, OCT. 28

Medicare health clinic

WHEN: 1 to 6 p.m.

WHERE: Tracy Community Center, 950 East St.

DETAILS: People with Medicare can learn about ways to save money on prescription drug costs, understand their medications better and receive health screenings and flu shots during a free clinic offered by student pharmacists from University of the Pacific’s Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy & Health Sciences. An appointment is required; call 831-4230 to sign up. Those who attend should take their Medicare card and all medications to the clinic.

COST: Free

INFO: http://go.pacific.edu/medicare or 932-2958 

Halloween craft

WHEN: 4:30 p.m.

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

DETAILS: Children are invited to participate in a Halloween-themed 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

 

THURSDAY, OCT. 30

Children’s Halloween party

WHEN: 3:30 p.m.

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

DETAILS: Children are invited to dress in costume for a Halloween party filled with candy, games and activities, sponsored by Tracy Friends of the Library.

COST: Free

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

 

FRIDAY, OCT. 31

Fall Festival

WHEN: 5 to 9 p.m.

WHERE: West Valley Mall, 3200 Naglee Road

DETAILS: A free event for families will include a mummy wrap contest, a costume parade with prizes, a chance to “feed the swamp monster” and an appearance by Dangerous Dinos.

COST: Free

INFO: West Valley Mall, www.westvalleymall.com

Harvest Festival


WHEN: 5:30 to 8 p.m.

WHERE: Valley Community Baptist Church, 903 S. Corral Hollow Road

DETAILS: Families are invited to a Harvest Festival put on by Valley Community Baptist Church, including games, trunk-or-treat activities, cupcakes and candy.

COST: Free

INFO: Valley Community Baptist Church, 836-9227 

Teen Halloween Night

WHEN: 6 to 8 p.m.

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

DETAILS: Teens in seventh through 12th grades are invited to the library after hours for snacks and a scary movie, sponsored by Tracy Friends of the Library.

COST: Free

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

Stand-up comedy show

WHEN: 7 to 10 p.m.

WHERE: Tracy Performing Arts Foundation Playhouse, 729 Central Ave.

DETAILS: People are invited to help judge the Court Jester Stand-up Comedy Show, which includes clean comedy, an open mic show and live music. The series, a fundraiser for the Tracy Performing Arts Foundation, continues Nov. 28, with a red-carpet finale Dec. 19. Cash prizes, including a $500 first prize, will be awarded at the end of the series. Prospective performers are invited to call or email to learn more.

COST: $5

INFO: Antonio Magee, antonio.magee123@gmail.com or 640-1514; Tracy Performing Arts Foundation, 229-6443 

 

SATURDAY, NOV. 1

Free prostate screening

WHEN: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

WHERE: Sutter Tracy Community Hospital, Outpatient Surgery Entrance, 1420 N. Tracy Blvd.

DETAILS: Men age 50 and older are encouraged to drop by the hospital for a free prostate screening. No appointment is necessary. The minimum age is 40 years for Latino and African-American men and those who have a family history of prostate cancer. A urologist will provide a complete screening of prostate health. Results will be mailed to each patient, typically within a week.

COST: Free

INFO: 832-6511

Tracy Reptile Expo

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

WHERE: West Valley Mall, 3200 Naglee Road

DETAILS: Shedskin Reptiles is organizing the second Tracy Reptile Show at the mall, featuring animals for purchase, reptile supplies, raffle prizes and other attractions. Proceeds will benefit the California Turtle and Tortoise Rescue. The show continues from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

COST: $10 adults, $5 children

INFO: Jeff Porto, jeff.porto@shedskin.net, 404-3107 or www.shedskin.net

Polenta and chicken cacciatore dinner

WHEN: 6:30 p.m. dinner, 5:30 p.m. social hour with no-host bar

WHERE: Holy Family Center of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, corner of Valpico Road and Corral Hollow.

DETAILS: The community is invited to a dinner of homemade polenta and chicken cacciatore, including salad, dessert and wine, prepared by the Italian Catholic Federation and Young Mens Institute. More than 100 door prizes will be given.

COST: $17.50

INFO: Luci Orsi, 814-2189; Mike Bacchetti, 481-8446

Elks crab feed

WHEN: 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Tracy Elks Lodge, 6400 W. 11th St.

DETAILS: The Tracy Elks Lodge No. 2031 is hosting an all-you-can-eat crab feed with salad, bread, pasta and crab. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Prepaid reservations are required by Oct. 27.

COST: $45 per person

INFO: Tracy Elks Lodge, 835-4413

Haunting Masquerade Ball


WHEN: 8 p.m.

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

DETAILS: Guests in medieval ball gowns, classy men’s attire and elaborate masks will be entertained with a night of music and dancing as the Grand is transformed into an enchanted castle. Appetizers and two drink tickets are included with admission. Prizes will be awarded for the best costume and best mask. All guests must be age 21 or older; ID is required at check-in.

COST: $25

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

 

SUNDAY, NOV. 2

Daylight saving time ends

DETAILS: Turn clocks back one hour at 2 a.m. Sunday or at bedtime Saturday. Daylight saving time will resume March 8. 

 

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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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