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Tracy police to host ice cream social for National Children's Day May 25

Tracy police to host ice cream social for National Children's Day May 25

TRACY – Take 25 is a preventive child safety campaign created by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) in honor of National Missing Children’s Day. Annually honored on May 25, this day serves as a reminder to the nation to make child safety a national priority.

The Tracy Police Department will host an old fashion ice cream social at Baskin Robbins for the first annual Take 25 Awareness event. Baskin Robbins has generously donated ice cream at their store at 965 South Tracy Boulevard from 6 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 25.

POLL: What do you think of beauty pageants for kids?

POLL: What do you think of beauty pageants for kids?

Moms in Northern California are talking about the San Francisco pageant mom who told ABC News that she has injected her 8-year-old daughter with Botox.

After the story aired, so many people called child protection authorities in San Francisco that Human Services there had to issue a statement and the agency has launched an investigation.

The story has raised the question among moms about whether children should take part in beauty pageants and what does it teach them. You can vote in a poll on the question on MomsLikeMe.

 

Celebrate Dia de Los Ninos at the libary May 14

TRACY - On Saturday May 14, at 2:30 p.m., the Tracy Branch Library will celebrate Dia de los Ninos (Children's Day). We will be celebrating children with crafts, a puppet show and books for children to take home. What better way to celebrate your children than a fun time at the library? We look forward to seeing you!

This free program is provided through the generosity of the Target Store. The Tracy Branch Library located at 20 East Eaton Avenue. For more information, call (209) 937-8221 or visit the library's website.

Celebrate Dia De Los Ninos at the library May 7

MANTECA - On Saturday, May 7, at 12:00 p.m., the Manteca Branch Library will present Dia De Los Ninos (Children's Day). Everyone is welcome to the attend the event that will feature games, crafts, stories, music and dance performances. In addition, each child who attends will receive a paperback book.

This free program is provided through the generosity of the Friends of the Manteca Library and a grant from Target. The Manteca Branch Library is located at 320 West Center Street. For more information, call (209) 937-8221 or visit the library's website.

31 Cent Scoop Night scoops up goodwill

31 Cent Scoop Night scoops up goodwill

RIPON - Ice cream has never been so sweet like it will be tonight from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. inside Baskin-Robbins in Ripon located at 150 North Wilma Avenue. Stop by and enjoy two scoops of any flavor ice cream or soft serve for only 31 cents a scoop, plus tax. Baskin-Robbins is donating $100,000 to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation™ (NFFF).

Kid Red Entertainment will be playing live music and giving out goodies for the kids along with Ripon Fire Department staff scooping the ice cream and displaying local fire equipment to the community. Plus, we will have a live appearance from Mickey so make sure to bring your cameras!

For more information please contact Baskin-Robbins at (209) 599-5533.

Grand Theatre to hold Easter event for children April 22,23

Grand Theatre to hold Easter event for children April 22,23

TRACY - The Grand Theatre Center for the Arts and Intermission Productions bring the Eater Bunny and his friends to the stage this holiday weekend.

Easter Eggstravaganza is a high energy musical show with a huge cast of children's favorite charactors. Audience participation will be encouraged and there will be many photo opportunities and a free Easter egg hunt after the show.

Showtimes:

Friday, April 22, 2011 at 7:00 PM

Saturday April 23, 2011 at 2:00 PM

The theatre is located at 715 Central Avenue. Tickets cost $12 and can be purchased online at www.atthegrand.org.

April Event: Manteca

One of the top Street Faires in California! You don't want to miss out on the Manteca Crossroads Street Faire - thousands of visitors show up for this once a year event where over 400 arts and craft, food, and antique booths fill the streets of Manteca with fun and frolic! New additions this year (the 15th annual) include a 40-foot trailer with arcade games and the Night Express - a small train that weaves its way around the faire, PG&E's Green Street, the GK Music stage, and a week-long carnival. It's a fun family event that you won't want to miss!