Anyone who applies must live within the Tracy city limits, and no city officials or employees can apply for the position.
The duties of commissioners include establishing rules and regulations for recreation activities and parks; reviewing grants, park development and design; and advising the City Council about parks and recreation activities.
All members are appointed and serve at the discretion of the City Council. Any member who misses three consecutive regular meetings is automatically dismissed from the board.
The commission meets at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of every month in the City Council chambers, 333 Civic Center Plaza. The commission also has occasional special meetings. All members of the commission receive $50 compensation for each meeting.
News Briefs‘Science on Saturday' lecture series
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory returns its lecture series to Tracy at 9:30 a.m. today and Nov. 14 at the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts, 715 Central Ave.
Each lecture and demonstration will highlight research being conducted at the laboratory. Today’s lecture is “Order From Chaos: The Birth of the Solar System.” The next will be “Aerogels: The Material Science of Empty Space.”
Each lecture is free and will last one hour.
For information: Richard Farnsworth, 925-422-5059.
Food and winter clothing drive
HairIs KJ’s Barber and Hair Creationz is having a food and winter clothing drive at the salon, 485 W. Grant Line Road, to collect canned food and winter clothing such as coats, gloves, hats and sweaters.
For information: Lionel Harris, 510-485-6231; or Joseph Cannon, 510-774-8342.
Performing Arts auditions
Tracy Performing Arts Foundation will have auditions for its upcoming spring season from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Platinum Business Center, 902 Central Ave. All men and women can audition.
For information: Melyssa Barrett, 640-6454.
Thanksgiving food drive
St. Mary’s Interfaith Dining Hall will host its annual Thanksgiving food drive from noon to 4 p.m. today at Royce Farms BBQ, 10880 N. Highway 99.
The drive is sponsored by the Sons of California Motorcycle Club San Joaquin Valley Chapter and will collect nonperishable food items. The Mojo Madness Blues Band will perform.
For information: 467-0703.
Blood drive at American Legion
Military Moms of Tracy will sponsor a blood drive in honor of veterans and active-duty military personnel from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday at the American Legion Hall, 1960 N Tracy Blvd.
For information: Millie Comber, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help at Center of Hope
A fundraiser sale will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Center of Hope Church, 2514 Holly Drive. The everything-must-go sale of odds and ends will benefit local efforts to help the homeless.
For information: 221-3547.
The Tracy Area Boy Scouts of America will collect food for Tracy Interfaith Ministries on Nov. 14 and 21.
Scouts will go door to door to collect food that they will then take to Tracy Interfaith for sorting and distribution.
Food may also be dropped off directly at Tracy Interfaith, 311 W. Grant Line Road.
For information: Tim Grover, 601-7286.
The Tracy Moose Lodge will serve a Thanksgiving dinner from 1 to 5 p.m. Nov. 22 at the lodge, 35 E. Sixth St. Dinner is $5, and children younger than 6 are half price.
For information: 835-4366.