Datebook: What's happening in our town
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THURSDAY, NOV. 8

GATE informational meeting


WHEN: 6 p.m.

WHERE: Williams Middle School multipurpose room, 1600 Tennis Lane

DETAILS: Parents who want to have their children tested for admission into Tracy Unified School District’s Gifted and Talented Education programs in 2013-14 are encouraged to attend this meeting. The GATE program includes a full-time magnet for second to fifth grades and core classes for middle school students.

INFO: GATE department, 830-3200, ext. 1450

 

Brighter Christmas orientation

WHEN: 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Tracy Transit Station, Room 105, Sixth Street and Central Avenue

DETAILS: Volunteers can sign up to help with the local charity’s Angel Tree, barrel distribution, food and toy sorting and other activities.

INFO: Steve Abercrombie, officerabs@yahoo.com; or www.tracybrighterchristmas.com

www.tracybrighterchristmas.com

 



FRIDAY, NOV. 9

Friday Night Jazz


WHEN: 8 p.m.

WHERE: Grand Theatre Center for the Arts, 715 Central Ave.

DETAILS: The Grand’s lobbies will become a jazz nightclub with live music by the Brubeck Institute, sponsored by Main Street Music. All ages are welcome. Hors d’oeuvres, desserts, craft beers and wines will be sold at the Don Cose Arts Café; entry cost includes a mini hors d’oeuvre.

COST: $8 at the door

INFO: Grand box office, 831-6858, boxoffice@ci.tracy.ca.us or www.atthegrand.org

 



SATURDAY, NOV. 10

Veterans breakfast


WHEN: 9 a.m.

WHERE: Kimball High School Café, 3200 Jaguar Run

DETAILS: Students at Kimball High School invite local veterans and their guests to an inaugural Veterans Celebration Breakfast. Reservations are required.

INFO: Jared Rio, 832-6600, ext. 4146, or jrio@tusd.net

 

Tracy Chapter of Butterfly Auxiliary tea fundraiser

WHEN: 2 to 4 p.m.

WHERE: American Legion Hall, 1960 Tracy Blvd.

DETAILS: Members of the Tracy Butterfly Auxiliary will be hosting their fourth annual Seasons of Gratitude Tea to raise money for Hospice of San Joaquin’s Hospice House.

COST: $35 per person

INFO: Barbara Pombo, 922-0289

 

Murder-mystery dinner

WHEN: 5 p.m. appetizers, 6 p.m. dinner

WHERE: Tracy Moose Lodge, 35 E. Sixth St.

DETAILS: The Women of the Moose are hosting a murder-mystery dinner party. Guests will be invited to take roles in the dinner play. Costume and character suggestions will be offered to those who register for the dinner.

COST: $20

INFO: Julie Escobedo, 814-4785

 



MONDAY, NOV. 12

Drama camp for kids


WHEN: 9 to 5 p.m.; check in at 8:30 a.m.

WHERE: Tracy High School, 315 E. 11th St.

DETAILS: With school out for the Veterans Day holiday, children in second to eighth grades can take part in a day of mask making, puppetry, song and dance, acting for the camera, improvisation and clowning, led by high school students and local professionals. A showcase at 4:30 p.m. will cap the day’s activities. Participants should take water and a bag lunch; the camp fee includes a CD, camp shirt and two snacks. Proceeds will benefit the Tracy High drama program.

COST: $50

INFO: Titian Lish, 830-3360 or tlish@tusd.net

 

Veterans Day program

WHEN: 10 a.m.

WHERE: Tracy War Memorial, East Ninth Street, Civic Center

DETAILS: Veterans of all wars will be honored at the annual Veterans Day program at the Tracy War Memorial. Retired Army Maj. Fred Gowan of Tracy will speak. A wreath will be placed before the monument.

COST: Free

INFO: John Treantos, 832-8330

 



TUESDAY, NOV. 13

Traina School book sale


WHEN: 1 to 6 p.m.

WHERE: Traina School, 4265 Windsong Drive

DETAILS: Traina Parents Club is hosting a book sale fundraiser to raise money for classroom supplies. The sale will continue Nov. 14, 15 and 16. Donations of books in all genres and for readers of all ages are welcomed at the school administration office until Oct. 31.

INFO: trainaparentsclub@rocketmail.com

 



WEDNESDAY, NOV. 14

Customer-knowledge seminar


WHEN: 6 p.m.

WHERE: Tracy Chamber of Commerce, 223 E. 10th St.

DETAILS: The Hispanic Business Group and Tracy Chamber of Commerce will host a one-hour seminar for business people about how to get to know customers. Topics will include getting feedback, improving an online reputation, streamlining marketing communications and print advertising, and leveraging a customer base. Attendees must register to attend by Nov. 9.

COST: Free

INFO: 835-2131 or svalenzuela@tracychamber.org

 

Teen skills workshop

WHEN: 7 to 9 p.m.

WHERE: Healthy Connections Resource Center, 35 E. 10th St.

DETAILS: This is the first night in a six-week series of workshops for teenagers, titled “Building Your Teen Toolbox,” that covers topics including effective communication, friendships, boundaries, conflict resolution, coping and life skills. Participants must register in advance.

COST: Free

INFO: Healthy Connections, 833-2420

 

History of Midway town, cemetery

WHEN: 7 p.m.

WHERE: Lolly Hansen Senior Center, 375 E. Ninth St.

DETAILS: Richard Finn from the Livermore Heritage Guild will share stories about the history and residents of Midway town, west of Tracy, using cemetery records as the basis for his research. His talk is sponsored by West Side Pioneer Association.

COST: Free

INFO: Tracy Historical Museum, 832-7278 or www.tracymuseum.org

 



THURSDAY, NOV. 15

Food giveaway


WHEN: 8:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

WHERE: Larch-Clover Community Center, 11157 W. Larch Road

DETAILS: Free government-surplus food will be given to qualifying low-income county residents until supplies run out. Participants should take a grocery bag, identification and proof of address in one of the following zip codes: 95304, 95376, 95385, 95377 or 95391.

INFO: San Joaquin County Commodity Program, 468-3679

 

Veterans medical outreach

WHEN: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WHERE: American Legion Post 172, 1960 N. Tracy Blvd.

DETAILS: All U.S. military veterans are invited to learn about benefits and take advantage of examinations, consultations and referrals offered by the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System’s Rural Health Mobile Medical Team. Veterans and their families can find out about eligibility for medical and psychological services. Those who are not in the VA system should take an extra copy of their DD214 discharge papers to submit with an enrollment form. The event is presented in collaboration with the local Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion posts.

INFO: Valerie Gabriel, 588-2604; or Vaughn Gates, 985-8092

 

Cal Skyhawk at library

WHEN: 4 p.m.

WHERE: Tracy Branch Library, 20 E. Eaton Ave.

DETAILS: Cal Skyhawk will share about Native American culture during a program sponsored by Tracy Friends of the Library and a GWF grant.

COST: Free

INFO: 937-8221 or www.stockton.lib.ca.us

 



FRIDAY, NOV. 16

Brighter Christmas applications


WHEN: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE: Tracy Community Center, 950 East St.

DETAILS: Families and seniors can apply to receive food and gifts from Brighter Christmas, the local holiday charity. Applicants should take identification, verification of children’s ages, proof of income, proof of rent or mortgage payment and a current Pacific Gas and Electric Co. bill.

INFO: www.tracybrighterchristmas.com

 

Turkeys and Tires

WHEN: 5 to 10 p.m.

WHERE: Johnny’s Burgers, 108 E. 11th St.

DETAILS: The Turkeys and Tires car show — featuring classic cars, trucks and motorcycles — is ultimately an occasion to collect turkeys and canned food for McHenry House Family Shelter and Second Harvest Food Bank. Free cotton candy and face painting will be offered for children, along with raffle prizes and entertainment by a disc jockey.

COST: Free to attend

INFO: Johnny’s Burgers, 833-0800

 

Cinematic Treasures: ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’

WHEN: 7 p.m.

WHERE: Grand Theatre Center for the Arts, 715 Central Ave.

DETAILS: This cult favorite from 1975 will return to the big screen as part of the Grand’s Cinematic Treasures series.

COST: $4

INFO: Grand box office, 831-6858, boxoffice@ci.tracy.ca.us or www.atthegrand.org

 



SATURDAY, NOV. 17

Tracy’s Home for the Holidays Celebration


WHEN: 9 to 11 a.m. senior breakfast, 5 p.m. dinner-dance

WHERE: Portuguese Hall, 430 W. Ninth St.

DETAILS: A new holiday celebration will get started with a senior breakfast and a dinner-dance. Children’s activities, photos with Santa and a gift boutique will be open to the public throughout the day, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All proceeds will be given to Tracy charities through the Tracy Sunrise Rotary Foundation. Events will continue Sunday and Monday.

COST: $10 breakfast, $55 dinner-dance

INFO: 833-7330, tracyshomefortheholidays@gmail.com or www.tracyshomefortheholidays.com

 

Brighter Christmas applications

WHEN: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE: Tracy Community Center, 950 East St.

DETAILS: Families and seniors can apply to receive food and gifts from Brighter Christmas, the local holiday charity. Applicants should take identification, verification of children’s ages, proof of income, proof of rent or mortgage payment and a current Pacific Gas and Electric Co. bill.

INFO: www.tracybrighterchristmas.com

 

Surviving the Holidays Griefshare

WHEN: 10 a.m. to noon

WHERE: Calvary Chapel Tracy, 4600 Tracy Blvd., Ste. 103

DETAILS: Those who have lost loved ones to death can find help for dealing with the holiday season.

COST: $5 donation

INFO: 839-8099

 

Community feed, clothing giveaway

WHEN: Noon to 4 p.m.

WHERE: Agape Missionary Baptist Church, 238 W. Grant Line Road

DETAILS: Agape Missionary Baptist Church will host a community meal free to the public. Those who attend will also have an opportunity to take clothing, shoes, winter jackets and personal hygiene items they need at no cost.

COST: Free

INFO: Deacon Harold Douglas, 835-7235

 

Art exhibition reception

WHEN: Noon to 2 p.m.

WHERE: Grand Theatre Center for the Arts gallery space, 715 Central Ave.

DETAILS: More than 40 artists and lenders will display work in the Grand’s three galleries during Art Co-Opted, a cooperative exhibition. Artists will be on hand during this free opening reception. Original artwork, limited editions, jewelry, pottery and other items will be available for sale throughout the exhibition’s five-week run, priced for holiday gift-giving. Galleries are open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and an hour before most performances. The Grand will be closed Nov. 22 to 26 for Thanksgiving.

COST: Free

INFO: 831-6858 or www.atthegrand.org/in-the-galleries

 

Coat giveaway, quilt fundraiser

WHEN: 1 to 5 p.m.

WHERE: 729 N. Central Ave., next to the Grand Theater

DETAILS: Tracy Performing Arts Foundation is hosting A Time For Giving, an event at which members will give coats to people who are in need. Any leftover coats will be given to the American Red Cross. Sew Many Quilts sewing group We Bee Sisters will also be giving out 15 child-size quilts to children with cancer, and one quilt will be raffled off to raise money for supplies to make more quilts to donate. Refreshments will be served. Proceeds will be split by Tracy Performing Arts Foundation and Sew Many Quilts, a downtown Tracy store. Donations of new and clean used coats of all sizes are welcomed before the event.

COST: $6

INFO: Paula Pollett, 481-4721 or pollett@pacbell.net

 



SUNDAY, NOV. 18

Pre-Thanksgiving dinner


WHEN: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WHERE: First United Methodist Church, 1610 East St.

DETAILS: The congregation of the First United Methodist Church and the Rev. Anthony Jenkins, senior pastor, invite individuals and families to share in a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings. Each person who visits the church will be served one meal during the day.

COST: Free

INFO: 835-4927 or www.fumctracy.org

 

Tracy’s Home for the Holidays Celebration

WHEN: 9 to 11 a.m. family breakfast, 1 to 4 p.m. fashion show, 5:30 p.m. movie

WHERE: Portuguese Hall, 430 W. Ninth St.

DETAILS: Families are invited for breakfast with Santa and a classic holiday movie night. An afternoon fashion show will be accompanied by wine and cheese, and children’s activities, photos with Santa and a gift boutique will be open to the public throughout the day, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All proceeds will be given to Tracy charities through the Tracy Sunrise Rotary Foundation.

COST: Breakfast, $10 adults, $8 children; fashion show, $20; movie night, $5 family of four, $2 each additional person

INFO: 833-7330, tracyshomefortheholidays@gmail.com or www.tracyshomefortheholidays.com

 

Women of the Moose Thanksgiving dinner

WHEN: 1 to 3 p.m.

WHERE: Tracy Moose Lodge, 35 E. Sixth St.

DETAILS: The Women of the Moose will host their annual Thanksgiving dinner. The menu will be turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing and all the trimmings. Coffee and dessert are included. Reservations for the dinner are required

COST: $5

INFO: 835-4366

 



MONDAY, NOV. 19

Senior Thanksgiving dinner


WHEN: 5 p.m.

WHERE: Portuguese Hall, 430 W. Ninth St.

DETAILS: Men and women in the community can call for reservations for Tracy’s annual senior-citizen Thanksgiving dinner.

COST: Free for local seniors

INFO: 833-7330 or tracyshomefortheholidays@gmail.com

 



THURSDAY, NOV. 22

Thanksgiving Day

 

Feed the Need Thanksgiving dinner

WHEN: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WHERE: The Great Plate Bar & Grill, 714 Central Ave.

DETAILS: Volunteers will serve a complete Thanksgiving meal to all comers, an annual tradition. Donations are welcomed, and volunteers are needed.

COST: Free

INFO: Alexis Brown, 833-0862 or alexis@thegreatplate.com

 



SUNDAY, NOV. 25

Kennel club dog show


WHEN: 8:30 a.m.

WHERE: San Joaquin County Fairgrounds, 1658 S. Airport Way, in Stockton

DETAILS: More than 2,500 top dogs from across the country are expected to compete in the San Joaquin Kennel Club 2012 Dog Show. Dogs will be judged in conformation, obedience and a rally event. Visitors can browse dog-related products offered by vendors, take part in free dog show tours and visit an education center. The show continues Monday, Nov. 26.

COST: $5 parking, free admission to event

INFO: www.sanjoaquinkc.org

 



THURSDAY, NOV. 29

Business-building boot camp


WHEN: 9 a.m. to noon

WHERE: Tracy Transit Station, 50 E. Sixth St.

DETAILS: Tracy Chamber of Commerce and the city are hosting a workshop for small-business owners. Lisa Orrell will lead the Promote U Business Building Boot camp. The workshop will focus on helping small-business owners increase sales and improve marketing. Topics will include business branding, social media and marketing strategies.

COST: $35 chamber members, $50 nonmembers

INFO: www.tracychamber.org

 

Crafts at library

WHEN: 4 p.m.

WHERE: Tracy Branch Library, 20 E. Eaton Ave.

DETAILS: Teenagers can make button bracelets and children can make crafts from around the world during an event sponsored by Tracy Friends of the Library and a grant from GWF.

COST: Free

INFO: 937-8221 or www.stockton.lib.ca.us

 



FRIDAY, NOV. 30

Friday Night Coffeehouse


WHEN: 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Grand Theatre Center for the Arts, 715 Central Ave.

DETAILS: The Grand’s lobbies will showcase local musicians in an open mic-style setting, in partnership with Main Street Music. All ages are welcome. Don Cose Arts Café will sell gourmet coffee drinks, hors d’oeuvres, desserts, craft beers and wines; entry cost includes a small coffee or cappuccino.

COST: $8 at the door

INFO: Grand box office, 831-6858, boxoffice@ci.tracy.ca.us or www.atthegrand.org

 



SATURDAY, DEC. 1

MECHa holiday boutique


WHEN: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WHERE: Tracy High School Room D210, 315 E. 11th St.

DETAILS: Tracy High’s MEChA club is hosting a holiday craft boutique.

INFO: Jeanette Tober, 830-3360, ext. 2502, or jtober@tusd.net

 

Tracy Performing Arts holiday boutique

WHEN: 1 to 7 p.m.

WHERE: 729 N. Central Ave., next to the Grand Theatre

DETAILS: Twenty vendors and crafters will sell a variety of goods, including knitted, crochet and sewn items, homemade soup and dip mixes, and jewelry. Free door prizes will be given, and a raffle will raise money for Tracy Performing Arts Foundation, the host of the boutique. Christmas carolers will lead a sing-along, the holiday classic “The Night Before Christmas” will be read throughout the day, and children can have their faces painted. Crafts vendors can apply until Nov. 30 to participate; spaces cost $25.

COST: Free to attend

INFO: Paula Pollett, 481-4721 or pollett@pacbell.net; or www.tracyperformingartsfoundation.org

 

Hometown Holiday parade, tree lighting

WHEN: 6 p.m.

WHERE: Downtown Tracy

DETAILS: A light parade will start at 10th and B streets and conclude at the Downtown Plaza on Sixth Street for a tree-lighting ceremony. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there with music and refreshments.

COST: Free

INFO: 597-8105 or www.tracycitycenter.com

 

Handel’s Messiah ballet

WHEN: 7 p.m.

WHERE: Grand Theatre Center for the Arts, 715 Central Ave.

DETAILS: Anastasis Ballet, a Tracy-based professional dance company, will perform Handel’s Messiah ballet, supported by a grant from the Tracy Arts Commission. A matinee show will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2.

COST: $15 to 25

INFO: 831-6858, www.atthegrand.org or www.anastasisballet.org

 



WEDNESDAY, DEC. 5

Brighter Christmas jail fundraiser


WHEN: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WHERE: Central Avenue and 10th Street

DETAILS: Members of the local community will be “arrested” and locked in the Brighter Christmas jail until they raise enough donations to meet their bail amount. Donations will be used to buy food and toys for local families helped by the nonprofit.

INFO: 833-3309 or www.tracybrighterchristmas.com

 



THURSDAY, DEC. 6

Tracy Learning Center talent show


WHEN: 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Grand Theatre Center for the Arts, 715 Central Ave.

DETAILS: Students from Tracy Learning Center will show off their talents.

COST: $8 general admission, $12 VIP seating, $30 or $45 for a family of four depending on seating

INFO: 831-6858 or www.atthegrand.org

 



FRIDAY, DEC. 7

Franc D’Ambrosio holiday concert


WHEN: 8 p.m.

WHERE: Grand Theatre Center for the Arts, 715 Central Ave.

DETAILS: “Phantom of the Opera” star Franc D’Ambrosio will perform holiday standards.

COST: $20 to $35 depending on seats

INFO: 831-6858 or www.atthegrand.org

 



SATURDAY, DEC. 8

Breakfast with Santa


WHEN: 8 a.m. to noon

WHERE: Tracy Masonic Hall, 1601 N. Tracy Blvd.

DETAILS: Joaquin Chapter Order of the Eastern Star is hosting a breakfast with Santa. The meal includes pancakes, sausages, eggs, juice and coffee. Children can take pictures with Santa, have their faces painted, visit craft tables and interact with Miss Sparkles Delight, the local clown. Parents are welcome to take their own cameras for photographs.

COST: $8, $5 for children 12 and younger

INFO: Denise, 239-7752

 

Decorated home fundraiser

WHEN: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

WHERE: 8951 Feliz Way

DETAILS: New Beginnings Apostolic Church invites members of the community to its third annual decorated home and boutique. Refreshments will be served, and children can participate in crafts. A portion of the proceeds from this nonprofit fundraiser will go to Tracy Interfaith Ministries.

COST: $8 adults, $5 children at the door; $5 adults, $3 children in advance

INFO: 836-9300 or nbactracy@yahoo.com

 



MONDAY, DEC. 10

Community band concert


WHEN: 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Kimball High School theater, 3200 Jaguar Run, off Lammers Road

DETAILS: The Tracy Community Band, made up of local musicians of all ages, will host a free holiday concert for local residents and families.

COST: Free

 



WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19

Museum open house


WHEN: 7 p.m.

WHERE: Tracy Historical Museum, 1141 Adam St.

DETAILS: West Side Pioneer Association will host its annual holiday open house, Christmas at the Museum. The museum will be decked out for the season, including a Christmas tree hung with vintage ornaments. Refreshments will be served.

COST: Free

INFO: Tracy Historical Museum, 832-7278 or www.tracymuseum.org

 



FRIDAY, DEC. 21

Friday Night Jazz


WHEN: Doors open at 7:30 p.m., show time at 8 p.m.

WHERE: Grand Theatre Center for the Arts, 715 Central Ave.

DETAILS: The Grand’s lobbies become a jazz nightclub featuring live musicians one Friday each month, sponsored by Main Street Music. All ages are welcome. Hors d’oeuvres, desserts, craft beers and wines will be sold at the Don Cose Arts Café; entry cost includes a mini hors d’oeuvre.

COST: $8 at the door

INFO: 831-6858 or www.atthegrand.org

 



ONGOING

Free parenting group


WHEN: 6 to 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Fellowship Hall, Tracy Grace Brethren Church, 1480 Parker Ave.

DETAILS: Parents of adolescent, teenage and adult children are invited to participate in a guided discussion group, “Reclaiming Our Kids,” led by the Rev. Robert MacMillan of Tracy Grace Brethren Church. Topics will include dealing with rebellion, finding support and restoring harmony and connection. Because seating is limited, those who plan to attend should call to reserve space. The group will meet on Sunday evenings for six consecutive weeks, concluding Nov. 18.

COST: Free

INFO: 835-0732

 



Homework Helpers at library

WHEN: 3 to 5 p.m. Mondays

WHERE: Tracy Branch Library, 20 E. Eaton Ave.

DETAILS: Teenagers in the Tracy High School chapter of California Scholarship Federation will offer homework help to younger children in kindergarten to sixth grade. Help with subject areas including math, reading and science is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The program continues through December.

COST: Free

INFO: 937-8362 or www.stockton.lib.ca.us

 



Children’s story times

WHEN: 11 a.m. Thursdays, 1 p.m. Saturdays

WHERE: Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 3150 Naglee Road

DETAILS: Families are invited to the children’s department at the bookstore for a story or two read by one of the children’s booksellers.

COST: Free

INFO: 832-9744

 



Open mic night

WHEN: 7 p.m., second and fourth Friday of each month

WHERE: 729 Central Ave.

DETAILS: Tracy Performing Arts Foundation host an open mic night where participants can sing a song, read poetry, tell a joke or act a scene. A cash prize is given for best act.

COST: $5

INFO: Mary Carr, 914-1904

 



Tracy Woman’s Club

WHEN: 10 a.m., first Friday of each month

WHERE: Tracy Elks Lodge, 6400 W. 11th St.

DETAILS: Newcomers are welcome to join Tracy Woman’s Club during its monthly meetings. Lunch costs $15, and reservations are required two days in advance.

INFO: Joan Rickman, 835-2358

 



Chess at Tracy library

WHEN: Noon to 2 p.m. Saturdays

WHERE: Tracy Branch Library, 20 E. Eaton Ave.

DETAILS: Chess players gather for games each week. Those who own boards and pieces are encouraged to take them to the library.

COST: Free

INFO: Richard Beale, 830-0734 or rbeale@sonic.com

 



Food addiction support group

WHEN: 9 a.m. Saturdays

WHERE: Tracy Community Church, 1790 Sequoia Blvd.

DETAILS: Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous offers a 12-step recovery program for people dealing with food obsession, overeating, under-eating or bulimia. Weekly meetings are also held at 7 p.m. Tuesdays in Modesto and at 9 a.m. Wednesdays in Stockton.

INFO: Michelle P., 530-848-6792; Melissa E., 408-398-3414; or www.foodaddicts.org

 



Widowed Persons Association, Tracy Chapter 5

WHEN: Noon, second Saturday of each month

WHERE: Four Corners Restaurant, 7505 W. Linne Road

DETAILS: Widowed men and women of all ages gather for support and social activities.

INFO: Jean Burgess, 835-7622

 



Community band

WHEN: 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays

WHERE: Kimball High School band room, 3200 Jaguar Run, off Lammers Road

DETAILS: Musicians of all ages, from middle school students to retirees, are invited to join the Tracy Community Band. Directed by Scott Lycan, the group plays a variety of concert band music and performs several times during the year. Players of all instruments are wanted.

INFO: 833-1922 or 839-7999

 



La Leche League breastfeeding support group

WHEN: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., fourth Monday of each month

WHERE: Mountain House Community Services District board room, 230 S. Sterling Drive, in Mountain House

DETAILS: Pregnant women and mothers can ask and answer questions about breastfeeding, get information and share mother-to-mother support. Babies and children are welcome.

INFO: Katherine Havener, 642-7001; Teri Nava, 408-391-7797 or mountainhouseLLL@gmail.com

 



NAMI mental illness support groups

WHEN: 7 p.m., first and third Mondays of each month

WHERE: Healthy Connections, 35 E. 10th St., Room C

DETAILS: Individuals, families and caregivers can find support in dealing with mental illness.

INFO: Victoria Jorgensen, co-facilitator, 565-2579 or victoria1199@gmail.com; or www.namisanjoaquin.org

 



Al-Anon Family Group of Tracy

WHEN: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays

WHERE: Conference room at Heartland Church, 3402 Mars Court, Ste. 100

DETAILS: Friends and families affected by someone’s problem drinking are invited for support in achieving recovery and serenity. Meetings are free and confidential. Newcomers are welcome.

INFO: 888-425-2666 or www.ncwsa.org/d18

 



Genealogy group

WHEN: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays, 1 to 5 p.m. second Sunday of each month

WHERE: Tracy Historical Museum, 1141 Adam St.

DETAILS: Tracy Area Genealogical Society members maintain a library and six computers where folks can search for relatives, work on their family trees and explore history.

INFO: 832-1106

 



Quilting group

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays

WHERE: Tracy Seventh-day Adventist Church, Room 3, 2025 Holly Drive

DETAILS: Quilters are invited to join a weekly group to learn new techniques and work together.

INFO: 835-5342

 



Breastfeeding group

WHEN: 6:30 to 8 p.m., second and fourth Tuesday of each month

WHERE: Heartland Church, 3402 Mars Court, Ste. 111

DETAILS: This biweekly support group is open to all pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers and their infants, facilitated by Gail Dacayanan, a board-certified lactation consultant. Mothers can have their babies weighed during each meeting. The fee covers weighing, refreshments and literature.

COST: $10 per family at the door

INFO: Gail Dacayanan, 981-0050 or gaildac@gmail.com

 



Multiple sclerosis support group

WHEN: 11:30 a.m., second Wednesday of each month

WHERE: Perko’s Café, 1321 W, 11th St.

DETAILS: People diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and their friends and relatives are welcome to join in monthly lunch meetings.

INFO: Linda Donsky, 833-6882

 

Scrapbooking group

WHEN: 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays

WHERE: Better Living Center, 2025 Holly Drive

DETAILS: Scrapbook makers gather to work on their projects.

INFO: 835-5342

 



Tracy Camera Club

WHEN: 7 p.m., second Wednesday of each month

WHERE: Grand Theatre Center for the Arts, second floor, 715 Central Ave.

DETAILS: Anyone who is interested in photography is welcome to Tracy Camera Club’s meetings. Those who pay the annual dues of $25 can enter their prints in monthly competitions.

INFO: Mickey McGuire, 835-6758 or elmicky@coreyfro.com

 



Chess at Mountain House library

WHEN: 3 to 5 p.m. Thursdays

WHERE: Mountain House Branch Library, 579 Wicklund Crossing

DETAILS: Chess players age 8 and older gather for games each week. Participants play against and learn from each other. Those who own chess sets are encouraged to take them to share.

 



Tri-Valley CARES

WHEN: 7:30 p.m., third Thursday of each month

DETAILS: Tri-Valley Communities Against a Radioactive Environment comprises concerned neighbors in the area of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Site 300, the lab’s weapons and technology testing facility, borders the southwestern edge of Tracy. All are welcome to the group’s monthly meetings.

INFO: 925-443-7148 or http://trivalleycares.org

 



Hearts ’N’ Pieces Quilt Guild

WHEN: 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays

WHERE: Grace Church, 1330 N. Tracy Blvd.

DETAILS: Quilters gather to work on projects, learn from each other and make quilts to donate to needy children.

INFO: Karen Chiles, 815-8064; or Kathy Glover, 914-9729

 



Tracy Republican Women Federated

WHEN: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., fourth Thursday of each month

WHERE: Four Corners Restaurant, Chrisman and Linne roads

DETAILS: Club members mingle before lunch is served at noon ($11). Guest speakers frequently address the group. New members, including men who wish to become associated members, are invited to attend.

INFO: Alma Morley, president, 830-1022

 



Historical museum hours

WHERE: Tracy Historical Museum, 1141 Adam St.

DETAILS: The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays and 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays.

COST: Free

INFO: 832-7278 or www.tracymuseum.com

 



Pet adoptions

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays; noon to 4 p.m. Sundays

WHERE: West Valley Mall, 3200 N. Naglee Road

DETAILS: A rescue group will have pet adoption fairs at the mall on weekends in hopes of getting more animals adopted faster. All dogs are neutered or spayed, vaccinated and microchipped, and cats are neutered or spayed and vaccinated.

COST: Cats, $75; dogs, $250

INFO: 642-4324

 



Animal adoption fair

WHEN: 2:30 to 5:30 p.m., first two weekends of each month

WHERE: Petsmart, 2477 Naglee Road

DETAILS: No Place Like Home Animal Rescue will have cats, kittens, dogs and puppies available to adopt. All animals are spayed or neutered before adoption and are up to date on shots.

COST: $225 for a dog, $95 for a cat

INFO: Terrence Harris, 207-3285; or www.noplacelikehomeanimalrescue.org

 



Cat adoption

WHERE: Petco, 2888 W. Grant Line Road

DETAILS: Animal Rescue of Tracy features cats for adoption continuously in its adoption center at Petco. The cats and kittens are rotated every two weeks.

COST: $75 adoption fee, which includes spay or neuter, vaccines, flea treatment and deworming

INFO: 609-8220
 


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