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Stockton Children's Museum survives budget cuts

Stockton Children's Museum survives budget cuts

STOCKTON - The Children’s Museum of Stockton said goodbye this week to a very active traveling exhibit, “Healthier Ever After.” Sponsored by First5 San Joaquin and Health Plan of San Joaquin the exhibit provided a fun way for children and their families to learn about nutrition and exercise.

Recently, the Board of Directors took over ownership of the museum after City of Stockton budget cuts were going to force its closure. Board President Diane Batres says they refused to let that happen, “There’s just so few places like this for children to really play and explore in a safe and educational environment. We just could not let the museum close.”

The “little city” within the Children’s Museum allows kids to experiment with various roles from farming and banking to firefighting and recycling.

Weston Ranch library hosts African Percussion event

Weston Ranch library hosts African Percussion event

STOCKTON - The Weston Ranch Library will present an African Percussion program on Friday, Feb. 4 at 3 p.m., in support of Black History Month. The library is located at 1453 West French Camp Road.

Drummer Taji Maalik Hill will educate guests on the history of African drums and lead the group in an African drumming session. This is an interactive event in which everyone can experiment with playing drums.

The event is free and provided by the Friends of the Stockton Public Library. For more information, call (209) 937-8221 or visit the library's website.

Make Valentine's Day crafts at Maya Angelou library

Make Valentine's Day crafts at Maya Angelou library

STOCKTON - The Maya Angelou Branch Library will host a Valentine's Day craft program on Thursday, Feb. 3 at 3:30 p.m. Participants are invited to make several crafts for the romantic holiday and enjoy light refreshments.

The event is free and sponsored by the Friends of the Stockton Public Library. The library is located at 2324 Pock Lane. For more information, call (209) 937-8221 or visit the library's website.

 

Stockton Rotary announces 20th Annual Read-In

Stockton Rotary announces 20th Annual Read-In
STOCKTON - The 20th Annual Rotary Read-In will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 16 from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. at pre-assigned schools throughout Stockton, Lincoln and Lodi Unified School Districts. Community volunteers will read to classrooms of kindergarten to third graders.

The event aims to promote literacy among the children of our community and provide a great learning experience for students. Over 1,000 volunteers from college organizations, business and church groups participated in the read-in last year.

If you'd like to sign-up or for more information, contact Robert Shapiro with the Stockton Rotary at (209) 910-4201 or dr.shapiro@HSstockton.com.

Free dental health clinic offered to low-income children

Free dental health clinic offered to low-income children

STOCKTON - A free "Give Kids a Smile" dental clinic for disadvantaged children will be held on Saturday, Feb. 5 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m at University of the Pacific's Chan Family Health Sciences Learning Center, located at 757 Brookside Road (north of the Calaveras River).

The event, hosted by the San Joaquin Dental Society and UOP, will offer dental screenings, cleanings, fluoride treatments, x-rays and emergency treatments for children up to age 17. All services will be free and children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The event is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

"According to the Centers for Disease Control, nearly one in four childen, aged 2 to 11 have untreated cavities in their baby teeth," said Dr. Edward Graham, a Stockton dentist. "This is no surprise to most area dentists.

"America Back to Work" tour to stop in Stockton

STOCKTON - The "America Back to Work" national tour will visit the Stockton Big Valley Black Expo on March 5 and 6 at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds. The job fair is free and open to the public from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. both days.

The tour, a national effort to bring employment opportunities to Americans, will provide hands-on information, resources, interviews and advice to job seekers and employers.

The annual expo will also feature dozens of companies and experts available to help residents learn how to purchase a home, how to obtain a loan modification, find out what banks have to offer and even speak directly with legal authorities.

Workshops offering information on how to live a healthier lifestyly

For more information and to register a company's participation, call (209) 545-1249.

SF Giants' World Series trophy comes to Stockton

SF Giants' World Series trophy comes to Stockton

STOCKTON - The coveted 2010 World Series trophy awarded to the San Francisco Giants will stop in Stockton on Wednesday, Jan. 19 from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. at the Stockton Memorial Civic Auditorium at 525 North Center Street.

The event is free and open to the public. Fans will have the opportunity to view the trophy and take a professional photo for purchase online.

Much of Northern California has thousands of Giants fans and everyone celebrated when after 52 years of dedicated support, the team won the national title. The trophy is on tour visiting various cities in California with a final stop in Fresno on April 5.

The tour representatives will do their best to make sure everyone has a chance to view, but not touch, the trophy. Fans will be admitted on a first-come, first-serve basis.