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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.