Lodi Adopt-A-Child grants Christ­mas wishes

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Lodi Adopt-A-Child of­fers peo­ple a chance to help dis­ad­van­taged chil­dren cel­e­brate Christ­mas with its “Help Santa Beat the Grinch” pro­gram.

Those in­ter­ested can stop by Adopt-A-Child’s ofice and pick up a card con­tain­ing a child’s cloth­ing need and special Christ­mas toy wish.

Lodi Adopt-A-Child is lo­cated at 100 E. Pine St., Lodi, and is open Sun­day through Fri­day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Satur­day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call 209-333-1056. and veter­ans in need in time for Thanks­giv­ing.

The an­nual Tur­key Box Give­away will be held at 8 a.m. Nov. 20. Tur­key do­na­tions can be dropped off at the Emer­gency Food Bank Main Pantry, 7 W. Scotts Ave., Stock­ton.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit

County food sur­plus dis­tri­bu­tion

Low-in­come res­i­dents of San Joaquin County will be able to ob­tain free gov­ern­ment-sur­plus food on Thurs­day in Lodi from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at the Lodi Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, 415 Sacra­mento St., for those liv­ing in zip codes 95240, 95241, 95242, 95220, and 95632; in Lock­e­ford from 9 a.m. to noon at Ad­ven­tist Com­mu­nity Ser­vice, 19990 El­liott Road, for those liv­ing in zip codes 95227, 95237, 95253 and 95254; in Wood­bridge from 10 to 11 a.m. at First Mis­sion­ary Bap­tist Church, 673 Wood­bridge Road, for those liv­ing in zip code 95258; and in Thorn­ton from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at New Hope School, 26675 N. Sacra­mento Blvd., for those liv­ing in zip code 95686.

Those par­tic­i­pat­ing must bring proof of ad­dress (e.g. util­ity bill) and a gro­cery bag to help with dis­tri­bu­tion. For in­come re­quire­ments or more in­for­ma­tion, call the San Joaquin County Com­mod­ity Pro­gram at 209468-3679.

Job coach at Mar­ian O. Lawrence Li­brary

A job coach vol­un­teer is avail­able from 1 to 3 p.m. each Fri­day at the Mar­ian O. Lawrence Li­brary, 1000 Caro­line Ave., Galt. The vol­un­teer of­fers job seek­ers one-on-one help find­ing, ap­ply­ing to and in­ter­view­ing for a job. For more in­for­ma­tion or to sched­ule an ap­point­ment, call 800209-4627. Drop-in vis­i­tors are wel­come.

Grand Foun­da­tion look­ing for stu­dent film­mak­ers

High school and col­lege stu­dents are in­vited to cre­ate and sub­mit short films to the Grand Foun­da­tion’s Stu­dent Film Fest. Films should be 3 to 15 min­utes long, and can earn prizes of up to $1,000.

The dead­line to en­ter a film is Jan. 5 with early­bird sub­mis­sion on Dec. 15. Early­bird films re­ceive a $10 dis­count on the $30 sub­mis­sion fee. The film fes­ti­val will be held March 17 at the Grand The­atre in Tracy.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call Va­lerie Umana at 209-835-3900 or visit

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