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5 things to do this weekend

July 18, 2014

By Jo Ann Kirby, The Record, Stockton, Calif.

July 18--This summer is going by quickly.

And for Lodi Unified kids, it's their last weekend of freedom before school starts back up.

Here are five things to check out.

Family fun

Kids can play corn hole, go down a 30-foot slide or get their face painted. Enjoy live music by the band The Summit Band. And, of course, the shops will be open. What: Live! at Lincoln Center.

When: 6 to 9 p.m., today.

Where: Lincoln Center, Pacific Avenue and Ben Holt Drive, Stockton.

Admission: Free.

Information: (209) 477-4868 or

See Santa

Wait. What? Yes, Santa Claus is coming to town. Children can put in an early Christmas request, participate in arts and crafts and enjoy amusement park fun.

What: Christmas in July.

When: noon to 5 p.m., Saturday.

Where: Pixie Woods, 3121 Monte Diablo Ave., Stockton.

Admission: free-$12.

Information: or (209) 937-8206.

Notorious Bhangra

For a third year, the Stockton Indian Youth Alliance has organized its own competition of dances that bloomed out of the agricultural richness of India's Punjab province. This cultural dance competition features local teams as well as performers from as far away as Texas.

What: Notorious Bhangra.

When: 5:30 p.m., Saturday.

Where: Atherton Auditorium, San Joaquin Delta College, 5151 Pacific Ave., Stockton.

Tickets: $25 in advance, $30 at the door.

Information: or (209) 405-6159.


Enjoy food from local eateries, wine and live music in a benefit for Lodi Memorial Hospital in a beautiful winery setting.

What: Summerfest.

When: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday.

Where: Woodbridge Winery, 5950 E. Woodbridge Road, Acampo.

Tickets: $65 in advance or at the door.

Information: or (209) 339-7833.

Championship Swim Meet

The Stockton Summer Swim League's summer season, consisting of swim meets between largely neighborhood teams in three divisions, concludes with a three-day meet. Watch some exciting youth races, learn more about opportunities for joining club swim and shop vendors.

What: Championship Swim Meet.

When: 5:30 p.m., today; 9 a.m., Saturday; 9 a.m., Sunday.

Where: St. Mary's High School, 5648 N. El Dorado St., Stockton.

Admission: Free.


Contact reporter Jo Ann Kirby at (209) 546-8256 or Follow her on Twitter @jkirbappeal.


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