Valentine’s Day gifts
WHEN: 6 to 8 p.m.
WHERE: Tracy Virtual Office, 95 W. 11th St., No. 203
DETAILS: The people of Tracy Virtual Office will host An Intimate Affair where products from Pampered Chef, Scentsy Candles, Mary Kay, Passion Parties and Tracy Embroidery will be on sale just in time for Valentine’s Day.
INFO: Paul Heally, 832-3514
FRIDAY, Jan. 29
WHEN: 7:30 to 8 a.m.
WHERE: Flow Yoga Studio, 3602 Mars Way, Ste. 125
DETAILS: As part of a free 12-week weight-loss program, the yoga studio will host meetings on Saturdays.
INFO: 830-0405 or www.flowyogastudios.com Jazz night
WHEN: 7 to 10:30 p.m.
WHERE: Main Street Jazz Café, 809 Central Ave.
DETAILS: The Unit Seven Jazz Quartet will perform at the Central Avenue café as part of its Jazz Night.
SATURDAY, Jan. 30
WHEN: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
WHERE: McKinley Elementary School, 800 W. Carlton Way
DETAILS: The Tracy High School California Scholarship Federation Club will host a book sale to benefit “Ethiopia Reads,” a nonprofit that provides books to Ethiopian children.
COST: $1 per book
INFO: firstname.lastname@example.org Tracy High FFA crab feed
WHEN: 6 p.m.
WHERE: Tracy Community Center, 950 E. St.
INFO: Fran Brown, 830-3360, ext. 2051 Tracy Knights of Columbus crab feed
WHEN: 6 p.m.
WHERE: Holy Family Center, 12100 W. Valpico Road
DETAILS: Social hour will begin at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7. All proceeds will go to local charities. Tickets must be purchased by Tuesday.
INFO: Steve Hartje, 612-8532; or Tom Simpson, 612-4222 Benefit concert
WHEN: 7 p.m.
WHERE: First United Methodist Church, 1610 East St., in Tracy
DETAILS: An “At the End of the Storm” benefit concert to help victims of natural disaster in the Philippines will take place to raise money for Friends on a Mission Humanitarian Aid through the Ayala Foundation. Attendees may also donate to relief efforts for Haitian earthquake victims.
INFO: 835-4927, 483-9553, 216-5900 or 914-2080
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3
Freedom from smoking classes
WHEN: 7 to 9 p.m. (seven consecutive Wednesdays)
WHERE: Sutter Tracy Community Hospital boardroom, located in the Administration & Physical Therapy Building on the corner of Eaton and Bessie avenues
DETAILS: Participants will learn smoking triggers and how to overcome nicotine addiction; how to escape the cycle of quitting and starting again; and helpful tips and the latest information that will help smokers quit.
COST: $20 for all seven classes
INFO: 832-6047, 835-1500 or www.suttertracy.org
FRIDAY, Feb. 5
Youth chess tournament
WHEN: 5 p.m.
WHERE: Freiler School gym, 2421 W. Lowell Ave.
DETAILS: The Freiler School Chess Club will have a tournament for all students through age 12. Registration will be from 5 to 5:45 p.m. Practice games will be from 4 to 5:45 p.m., and tournament play will start at 6:15 p.m. Awards will be handed out at 9:15 p.m.
INFO: Tom Langland, 830-0368; or Tiger Azama, 831-5170 Winter Gala
WHEN: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Grand Theatre Center for the Arts, 715 Central Ave.
DETAILS: The Tracy Chamber of Commerce and city of Tracy will host the annual Winter Gala to award Tracy community leaders for the following categories: Ambassador of the Year, Business of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Professional of the Year, Organization of the Year, Female Citizen of the Year and Male Citizen of the Year. The event is open to the public.
INFO: 835-2131 or www.tracychamber.org African Children’s Choir
WHEN: 7 p.m.
WHERE: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1635 Chester Drive
DETAILS: The African Children’s Choir, who has been working 25 years to raise awareness of Africa’s orphaned and abandoned children, will perform a mixture of children’s songs, traditional African songs and dances, and gospel tunes.
INFO: Elizabeth Cunning, 835-7438; or www.stpaulstracy.org
SATURDAY, Feb. 6
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
WHERE: Kimball High School, 3200 Jaguar Road
DETAILS: Kimball High School dance team will host a Dance Jam fundraiser for kindergarten through eighth-grade students. Students will have the opportunity to perform at an upcoming basketball game with the dance team. Registration begins at 9:45 a.m.
INFO: email@example.com Valentine candle-making
WHAT: Candle-making crafts session
WHEN: 2 p.m.; registration began Jan. 4 (limited to 50 people)
WHERE: Tracy Branch Library, 20 E. Eaton Ave.
DETAILS: Tracy resident and candle-maker Janice Johnson will lead a group of up to 50 people in designing and creating a container candle in traditional Valentine’s Day colors. Crafters can take home the candles they create.
INFO: 805-7323, 937-8221 or www.stockton.lib.ca.us Tracy Learning Center crab feed
WHEN: 6 p.m.
WHERE: Portuguese Hall, 430 W. Ninth St.
INFO: Donna Baker, 832-1940 or firstname.lastname@example.org
TUESDAY, Feb. 9
Emergency pack assembly
WHEN: 4 to 5 p.m.
WHERE: Poet Christian School, 1701 Central Ave.
DETAILS: Members of Community Emergency Response Team, Tracy Unified School District and Tracy fire and police departments encourage students and their families to join teachers and staff at Poet Christian in their effort to be prepared in case of a lockdown or an emergency. Attendees will assemble backpacks and buckets for each classrooms that’ll have items such as food and water.
INFO: Kelli Goble, 814-3413
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, March 6 and 7
Rajamani and Ensemble concert
WHEN: 7 p.m. Saturday; 4 p.m. Sunday
WHERE: Grand Theatre Center for the Art, 715 Central Ave.
DETAILS: The Tracy Free Clinic will host a benefit concert for two nights to raise funds for the clinic that provides free medical care to those who don’t have insurance. Internationally renowned artists will perform through music and dance. To purchase $100 VIP tickets, e-mail email@example.com for details.
COST: $15, $25, $35
INFO: 831-6858, www.atthegrand.org or www.oliverrajamani.com
WHERE: Petco, 2888 W. Grant Line Road
DETAILS: Animal Rescue of Tracy will have cats for adoption continuously in their adoption center. The cats and kittens will be rotated every two weeks in order to provide a variety of choices for the public to adopt.
COST: $75 adoption fee, which includes spay or neuter, vaccines, flea treatment and worming
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