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Last Saturday my husband and I started the day volunteering at the Draw It Out wish flag booth at Family Day At The Park held at University Park.  We remarked how much the event has grown since we first took our neighbor to it when it was held at Victory Park.

Family Day is a day when everyone can become a kid.  Balloon decorations are everywhere you look.  My favorite part of Family Day is the opening Mascot Parade. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nu9dYSZQTgc  This year the event offered free books and shirts, a used book sale to benefit the Friends of the Library, authors signing their books, an obstacle course and rope bridge, stages of performers, a booth where you could play musical instruments, a variety of arts and crafts including tissue paper flowers and wish flags to make and Little Free Libraries to paint, a bubble station, train rides, food and much more. 

After Family Day we went to the Little Manila area of Stockton (south of the Crosstown Freeway) and checked addresses for buildings of importance to Filipino history to give to Jon Quinones, a local photographer/artist who wants to make art cards for Stockton’s new Filipino Museum opening soon on Weber Avenue.

We stopped by Janet Leigh Plaza to see an open mic performance arranged by Eruch Dah. Look for future open mic events on Saturday evenings.  Then we delivered an application for the upcoming art exhibit at the Mexican Heritage Center. 

We ended the evening at the Loki Rhythm CD Release Party for their new album Eternal Rhythm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkpyB1aY6s4 at the Breadfruit Tree Restaurant, 8095 Rio Blanco Road, listening to music by the water and viewing murals by James Bell covering the restaurant walls as we waited for our bread pudding to be served – a day in the life of an artist.