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Testing talents with trivia

Testing talents with trivia

STOCKTON - Ask me to play Trivial Pursuit and I’ll immediately extol the virtues of Pictionary. I have never been able to store all that minutiae in the archives of my mind. I like to say I’m too busy running a business, being a mom, wife, daughter, sister, aunt, (I’ll add anything here to make my point) to have room for such facts.

Truth is I just don’t have that kind of brain and I so admire people who can flip on Jeopardy and immediately start shouting out the answers. These people also have plenty on their plates yet their brain is quickly rummaging through their cerebellum file cabinets and grabbing ancient facts then spurting them out at the speed of light. So amazing!

Stockton has its very own Trivia Bee and if you like to watch or participate, order tickets for the March 11th event now! It is fun, funny and you can’t help feeling just a bit smarter when you leave!

Call 209-957-7277 for tickets.

Health Plan of San Joaquin awards $17,304 to Mommy & Me Program

Health Plan of San Joaquin awards $17,304 to Mommy & Me Program

STOCKTON - On Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, Jeff Slater, Grants Administrator for Health Plan of San Joaquin (HPSJ), was on hand to present a check to the Board of Trustees for the Mommy & Me Program, one of 14 non-profit community organizations that were awarded grants totaling more than $260,000 from HPSJ’s Community Wellness Funding Program.

'Knowledge is Power' child care training Feb. 19

'Knowledge is Power' child care training Feb. 19

STOCKTON - Parents, child care providers, and children’s advocates from five counties will gather in at the Family Resource and Referral Center, 509 West Weber Avenue, on Saturday, Feb. 19 to participate in the Knowledge Is Power training.

Knowledge is Power will be facilitated by Parent Voices Statewide and focus on empowering participants to advocate in response to proposed budget cuts. The training will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

UOP to host Black Family Heritage Day Feb. 12

STOCKTON - The University of the Pacific will host Black Family Heritage Day - It Takes A Village, on Saturday, Feb. 12 from 9 a.m - 3 p.m. in Grace Covell Hall on campus.

The free event is open to the public and free lunch will be included. The all-day event is designed to bring the UOP and Stockton communities together to interact and network, as well as to celebrate the black family. Workshops and a health fair will also be featured.

The event is part of UOP's continuing Black History Month celebration. For more information, contact the Multicultral Center at (209) 946-7707.

Disney characters to visit kids at Cesar Chavez Library Feb. 9

Disney characters to visit kids at Cesar Chavez Library Feb. 9

STOCKTON - "Disney On Ice presents Let's Celebrate!" is bringing a colossal party on ice to the Stockton Arena, but before the show opens, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse will make a special surprise visit (along with some Disney On Ice skaters) to approximately 40 kids as their Cesar Chavez Library Reading Circle springs to life on Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. in downtown Stockton, 605 N. El Dorado Street.

Impacted by severe budget cuts, the Cesar Chavez Center Library, like many Stockton city services, have been forced to make dramatic changes to their operations. The surprise visit by Disney On Ice presents Let's Celebrate! show characters and skaters will provide a bright spot for Stockton area kids who will be enjoying a library reading circle event featuring Disney stories. The story book will spring to life as Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse come for a visit and photo opportunities with the delighted children.

Disney On Ice presents Let's Celebrate!

Weston Ranch Library hosts Tuskegee Airmen Feb. 25

Weston Ranch Library hosts Tuskegee Airmen Feb. 25

STOCKTON - In celebration of Black History Month, on Friday, Feb. 25 at 3 p.m., the Weston Ranch Library will host members of the Tuskegee Airmen from the George "Spanky" Roberts chapter based in Sacramento.

The Tuskegee Airmen were dedicated, determined young men who enlisted to become America's first black military airmen during World War II. Come hear their stories and experiences through this living history event. Following the free program, a special tribute will be held in celebration of diverse heritage from local high school students.

The library is located at 1453 West French Camp Road. For more information, call (209) 937-8221 or visit the library's website.

Disney storytime for kids at Cesar Chavez library

Disney storytime for kids at Cesar Chavez library

STOCKTON - The Cesar Chavez Central Library will host a special Disney-themed storytime for children on Wednesday, Feb. 9 at 1 p.m.

This special storytime will feature Disney books, fun songs and activities. Kids (and parents) are invited to wear their favorite Disney costume, princess dress or Mickey ears.

The library is located at 605 North El Dorado Street. For more information, call (209) 937-8221 or visit the library's website.