Local ham radio clubs are offering two “get your amateur radio license or upgrade in one day” events this week. Both are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., cost $30 and require preregistration.
The first event is today at San Joaquin General Hospital, and the second is Saturday at Sutter Tracy Community Hospital. Registration is at www.sjham.com/hamcram.
For information: David Coursey, firstname.lastname@example.org or 740-7515.
No planning commission meeting
Today’s regularly scheduled meeting of the Tracy Planning Commission has been canceled. The next one will be Aug. 12.
The next City Council meeting will be Aug. 4. This week’s meeting was canceled.
Southside group seeks members
The Southside Community Organization will host an open-house membership drive from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the Guadalupe Community Center, 126 W. First St. Yearly membership dues are $30 per person or $50 per family.
For information: Frank Garcia, 832-7152; Larry Gamino, 836-9687; or Linda Vega, 914-1535.
Child safety workshop
A nonprofit children’s advocacy group called Child Quest International will join the San Jose Police Department to present a child safety workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today at Grace Church, 1330 N. Tracy Blvd. Participants will get a free video about child safety.
For information: Paula Baca, 830-0299.
Movies on the Plaza
The Movies on the Plaza series will continue this Friday with the showing of “Hotel for Dogs” at the Civic Center Plaza at dusk. The movie is a story about two kids who secretly take in stray dogs at a vacant hotel.
Before the movie, families may visit pet vendor booths for information on pet grooming, pet services and adoption. There will also be prize drawings and face painting.
Donations of pet food will be taken for the Lucky Paws Foundation.
Activities will begin at 6:30 p.m.
For information: Laura Johnston, 831-6208.
Open office at Jefferson
Dana Eaton, Jefferson School District’s new superintendent, will have open office hours at 1219 Whispering Wind Drive this summer. Here's the schedule: 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, 1 to 3 p.m. July 28, 3 to 5 p.m. Aug. 3, and 9 to 11 a.m. Aug. 7.
Parents, students, staff and community members are welcome to meet with the superintendent for 15 minutes to share their thoughts, ask a question or discuss an issue. Appointments may be reserved up to one week prior to open office hours by calling 836-3388 or sending an e-mail to email@example.com.
Walk-ins are also welcome on a first-come, first-served basis.
Shots for seventh-graders
When the 2009-10 school year starts Aug. 12, seventh-graders in Tracy’s school district will be expected to prove that they’ve had all their school-entry immunizations, including Hepatitis B (a series of three shots) and a second measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) immunization. It’s state law for seventh-graders, and those who have not met the requirements will be sent home.
For information: 830-3241.
Legion auxiliary meeting
The next meeting of the James McDermott Unit 172 of the American Legion Auxiliary will be at noon July 28. It will be at Perko’s Café, 1321 W. 11th St.
For information: Ruth Briggs, 835-1429.
Nominations for ag leaders
The San Joaquin County Agricultural Hall of Fame requests nominations for outstanding agricultural leaders and mentors. Now in its 25th year, the hall honors at least three living recipients, as well as posthumous ones. The winners will be recognized at a banquet on Oct. 22 in Stockton.
Last year’s award recipients were walnut farmer Christopher J. Locke, multi-crop farmer Melvin Oneto, agricultural advocate Molly Watkins and 4-H volunteer Rosemarie Woods.
Nomination forms are at the Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce and are due before Aug. 14.
For information: 547-2960.
Resource fair for homeless
The San Joaquin County Probation Department will host a resource fair for the homeless from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 29 at the St. Mary’s Gymnasium, 203 E. Washington St., in Stockton. The fair will feature free food and raffle prizes for homeless men, women and children. Vendors will provide information on services.
Project HOPE (Help for Others from Probation Employees) will coordinate the event.
For information: 468-4068.