Tracy Historical Museum will host a holiday celebration from 6:30 to 9 p.m. today at the museum, 1141 Adam St.
The evening will include food, choral music and an old buggy donated in memory of local farmer Cliff Koster. The genealogy department will be open for tours.
Admission is free.
For information: 832-7278.
McNerney telephone town hall
Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Pleasanton, will host another telephone town hall at 6:10 p.m. today. Residents can take part in an hourlong telephone conference, during which they will be able to ask questions.
The deadline to sign up is one hour before the call begins.
For information: 476-8552 or 737-0727.
Christian Businessmen meet
The Christian Businessmen Group of Tracy will hold its weekly meeting at 7 p.m. today at Perko’s Café. The group was formed by Christian men of different churches as a way to network and support one another. The meeting is open to the public.
For information: Ken McAllister, 329-1600.
Government surplus food
San Joaquin County’s low-income residents can get free government surplus food from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at Larch Clover Community Center, 11157 W. Larch Road, in Tracy. Total monthly income must not exceed $1,354 for one person, $1,821 for two people, $2,289 for three, $2,756 for four, $3,224 for five and $3,691 for six.
Participants must take a grocery bag and show proof of address and ZIP code.
For information: 468-3679.
The parks department will host a holiday spaghetti luncheon from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the Lolly Hansen Senior Center, 375 East Ninth St.
For information: 831-4230.
Java with Santa
Manny’s Java Makers will host a breakfast with Santa from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the café, 2179 W. Grant Line Road. The cost is the regular menu price for breakfast and $5 for a picture with Santa.
For information: 221-5972.
Dance performance in Banta
Grace Christian Center and Illumination dance will perform “The Perfect Gift” at 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday at Banta School, 22345 El Rancho Road.
The performance is a modern interpretation of the story of Christmas. Admission is free.
For information: 832-4464.
Yoga studio sponsors food, toy drive
Flow Yoga Studio is hosting a canned food and toy drive. The toy drive will end Dec. 23, but the food drive will continue until Dec. 30. Donations can be dropped off at the studio, 3602 Mars Way.
The toy drive will benefit Brighter Christmas, while the canned food will go to Tracy Interfaith Ministries. Anyone who donates either of the items will receive a free yoga class.
For information: Silva Kruse, 830-0405.
Goods needed for Tracy Interfaith
Tracy Interfaith Ministries has a need for towels, sheets, blankets, heaters, warm clothing, pots and pans, kitchen utensils, small appliances and other household items.
Tracy Interfaith helps out needy people in Tracy. Donated goods can be delivered to 311 W. Grant Line Road between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Volunteers are always welcome.
For information: 836-5424.
New TAAA officers
The Tracy African American Association is having a ceremony to announce its new officers for January 2010 through December 2011, including vice president Fred Cole and recording secretary Margie Forehand.
The ceremony will take place at 8:30 a.m., Jan. 9 at the North School multi-purpose room, 2875 Holly Drive.
For information: 249-6644.
Goodwill has opened a donation center at the West Valley Mall, 3200 Naglee Road, and is pushing for donations before Dec. 31.
For information: goodwill-sjv.org.
Decadent Pets needs donations
Decadent Pets, 2302 East St., is looking for donations so it can continue to serve free cat and dog food as part of the Lucky Paws Foundation from 2 to 4 p.m. every Saturday.
For information: 834-8067.
Questions sought for candidates
Organizers of a political forum for congressional candidates, hosted by the South San Joaquin Republicans, are asking attendees to submit questions that might be posed.
The forum will take place Jan. 11 at Crossroads Grace Community Church, 1505 Moffat Blvd.
Five candidates for are expected to take part in the forum, and a big crowd is expected. Questions can be submitted via e-mail at email@example.com or by calling Frank Aquila, 825-0123.
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