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St. Joseph’s Behavioral Health Center to host picnic celebrating recovery

St. Joseph’s Behavioral Health Center to host picnic celebrating recovery

STOCKTON - On Saturday, May 7, St. Joseph’s Behavioral Health Center will host a picnic to celebrate life free from substance addiction. The event is free and open to anyone in recovery from drug or alcohol addiction, and the family and friends who support them.

Coordinated by Friends of BHC, the picnic will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Behavioral Health Center, located in Stockton at 2510 North California Street. The event will include food, music, games for children, and a drawing.

Proceeds from the drawing will benefit a fund to support recovering individuals and families in crisis.

UOP to host 'Prowlin Pacific' community festival April 23

UOP to host 'Prowlin Pacific' community festival April 23

STOCKTON - Eat, shop, dance and explore at University of the Pacific's Eberhardt School of Business first ever "Prowlin Pacific," a community festival featuring live music, a car show, cook-off contest, Kiddie corner, wine tasting and a skateboard competition. The event will take place on Saturday, April 23 on the De Rosa University Center lawn on campus from 2 p.m. - 7 p.m.

The street festival will support and promote local businesses while reaching out to connect with the various communities that surround the college campus. The majority of the event's proceeds will be used to help fund students from El Dorado Elementary School to attend science camp.

For more information, visit www.facebook.com/prowlinpacific, call (209) 946-2628 or email ama.pacific@gmail.com.

Family camping tips

Family camping tips

Here are some family camping tips gleaned from our family's years of tent camping throughout Northern California.

Cesar Chavez library presents Puppet Art Theater April 2

Cesar Chavez library presents Puppet Art Theater April 2

STOCKTON - The Cesar Chavez Central Library is happy to welcome back Puppet Art Theater for a special program on Saturday, April 2 at 3 p.m.

Families will be treated to a special puppet version of the classic tale, "Little Red Riding Hood." Books featuring "Little Red Riding Hood" and other classic fairy tales will be on display and available for checking out after the program. The program will be held in the Stewart-Hazelton Room of the Cesar Chavez Central Library, located at 605 North El Dorado Street.

The free event is provided by the Friends of the Stockton Public Library. For more information, call (209) 937-8221 or visit www.stockton.lib.ca.us.

Mommy & Me hosts educational forum, baby shower for young moms

Mommy & Me hosts educational forum, baby shower for young moms

STOCKTON - On Thursday, March 24, 2011, the Mommy & Me Program presented a Public Health Car Seat Safety and Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program.  Charles Hughes of the San Joaquin County Public Health Car Seat Safety Program was present to provide education to the community, especially the young mothers, on one of the most important jobs of a parent—to keep children safe when riding in vehicles. Each year, thousands of children are injured and killed in car crashes. The Public Health Car Seat Safety presentation provided information on the proper use of car safety seats and the type of seat a child needs based upon the child’s size and type of vehicle in which riding.

Seaport Woodwind Quintet presents 'Musical History of California'

STOCKTON - The Cesar Chavez Central Library will welcome the Seaport Woodwind Quintet and their presentation of "The Musical History of California." From the Miwok Indians to the movies, this costumed group of symphony musicians will bring us from our state's beginnings - Native Americans, missions, immigrants, the Gold Rush - to present day California with an emphasis on the San Joaquin Valley and our own Stockton.

The performance will be held on Saturday, March 12 from 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. at the library located at 605 North El Dorado Street.

The group features clarinet, flute, bassoon, French horn, oboe, and also guitar, wash tub bass, wind flute, chimes and percussion (including spoons!). The costumed players and storytellers will delight audience members of all ages.

This program is made possible through a grant from the Stockton Arts Commission, and will also be presented in several area schools.

San Joaquin County Science Fair takes place March 3

San Joaquin County Science Fair takes place March 3

STOCKTON - The 53rd annual San Joaquin County Science Fair will take place on Thursday, March 3 from 4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds, 1658 South Airport Way in Stockton. The awards ceremony will follow at 6:30 p.m.

This year, over 400 projects created by nearly 1,000 students in the county from grades K-12, will be on display. The culmination of the fair will feature a performance by "The Mad Scientist" at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to all students, their parents and the community.

Each year, San Joaquin County awards thousands of dollars to students and teachers who exhibit superior levels of understanding and articulation in the area of science. Top students proceed to the State Science Fair held each year in Southern California. For additional information about the San Joaquin County Science Fair, contact Stephanie Anderson at (209) 468-4880 or via email at standerson@sjcoe.net.