The workshop will begin at 2 p.m. March 6 at the Tracy Branch Library, 20 E. Eaton Ave., with a PowerPoint display about gardening in different climates, how to water a garden, garden bed types, and how to control pests and other garden enemies.
The presentation will last for one hour, and those who attend will get handouts and be shown how to stay in touch with any of the master gardeners for future tips.
The event is free, paid for through the Tracy Friends of the Library and Master Gardeners of San Joaquin County, University of California.
For information: 866–805-7323 or www.Stockton.lib.ca.us.
Law and Order Dinner
The annual Law and Order Dinner hosted by the James McDermott Post 172 will begin at 6 p.m. Satuday at the American Legion Hall, 1960 N. Tracy Blvd.
The nominees for the officer-of-the-year will be presented at the dinner. Nominees are Detective Tim Bauer of the Tracy Police Department; Tracy firefighter Antoinio Perez; California Highway Patrol officer Juan Cruz; San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Deputy Jeremy Davis; Deuel Vocational Institution correctional officer Mark Delbarba; Defense Logistics Agency fire department Assistant Chief Darrell Burton; and officers William Bonnat, Jr. and Christopher Parker of the Defense Logistics Agency police force.
The cost for the dinner is $10.
For information: John Treantos, 832-8330.
Country Swingers dance
The Country Swingers Dance Club will sponsor a Valentine’s Day Sweetheart Dance at 7 p.m. Saturday at the San Joaquin River Club, 30000 Kasson Road.
The disc jockey will be Gary Clayton, and there will be door prizes and a 50-50 drawing. Ice chests are allowed.
For information: Jean Roso, 608-0632.
Weekend variety show
The Tracy Coalition of Citizens to Assist the Homeless will have a Valentine’s Benefit Variety show from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts, 715 Central Ave.
Proceeds will be used to help the homeless in Tracy.
Tickets are $25.
For information: 831-6858 or visit RealtyWorld, 104 W. 10th St.
Elks Valentine’s Day breakfast
The Tracy Elks Lodge will have a Valentine’s Day Fizz Breakfast starting at 9 a.m. Sunday at the lodge, 6400 E. 11th St.
The breakfast includes eggs, sausage, hash browns, biscuits and gravy, orange juice, coffee and unlimited fizzes.
Reservations must be made by Thursday.
For information: 835-4411.
Monthly neuropathy meeting
The Stockton Neuropathy Support Group will have its monthly meeting at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the St. Andrews Lutheran Church, 4910 Claremont Ave., in Stockton.
For information: Bev Mallette, 944-7815.
Historical museum guest speaker
Author and historian Dan Mosier will discuss the railroad history of local towns and cities as the Tracy Historical Museum guest speaker at a meeting 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Lolly Hansen Senior Center, 375 E. Ninth St.
Mosier will show rare slides of the Alameda and San Joaquin railroads, and the both of the Western Pacific Railway.
For information: 832-7278.
The Parent Project registration
The Parent Project, presented by Vinewood Center for Children & Families, will have class for the parents of preteens or teenagers who have defiant or destructive behavior.
The classes will teach parents the tools and techniques that could be used to improve a child’s behavior.
Classes will be from Thursday to April 28 at North School, 2875 Holly Drive; from March 3 to May 12 at a location to be announced; and from April 13 to June 22 at Healthy Connections, 35 E. 10th St.
Classes will be about three hours long for six weeks and two hours for the next four weeks.
For information: www.parentproject.com, www.vine
woodcenter.org or 835-8282.
An informative one-hour business orientation, hosted by the Northeastern California Small Business Development Center, will begin at noon every second Thursday of each month, at the Tracy District Chamber of Commerce, 223 E. 10th St.
The orientation will help participants start a small business. The orientation will cover information about legal requirements, government regulations, sources of financing and how to get free help with a business.
Cost is $15.
For information: 835-2131 or 954-5089.
Civil grand jury applications
San Joaquin County is in search for people to serve on the San Joaquin County civil grand jury for the 2010-11 year.
Those interested should attend an informational session at 4 p.m. March 1 at the Stockton courthouse, 222 East Weber Ave., in Stockton. Applications can also be retrieved from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Superior Court Clerk’s offices, 315 E. Center St., in Manteca; 475 E. 10th St., in Tracy; or 315 W. Elm St., in Lodi.
Those looking to apply must be a resident of San Joaquin County for a minimum of a year and be at least 18 years old.
The application deadline is April 12.
For more information: Deputy jury commissioner
Bea Gin, 468-2827.
Invisible Children screening
The Invisible Children Club at West High School will screen the film “Invisible Children,” a 2003 documentary about Ugandan kids forced to serve as soldiers.
The screening will be from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at SouthWinds Church, 13400 W. Middle Road.
For information: 221-9224.