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Lodi High School to host 'Ready to Womble' fundraiser relay April 1

Lodi High School to host 'Ready to Womble' fundraiser relay April 1

LODI - The Lodi Sports Foundation-Track Boosters announced the official kick-off to its fundraising campaign to raise approximately $1 million to renovate the Lodi High School dirt track and the surrounding pole vault, high jump, long and triple jump areas. The event, "Ready to Womble!" will be comprised of a 24-hour Relay Run on the school’s old dirt track, in which the participants are current student athletes and coaches in the school’s Track and Field program. The relay will be held at the Lodi High School at 3 South Pacific Avenue in Lodi and will begin at 3:00 p.m. on Friday April 1. The relay will end 24 hours later at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 2.

Lodi High School track athletes and their coaches are a highly motivated and disciplined group who wanted a way to support and contribute to the raising of funds for this long overdue project. The participants in this event will donate 100 percent of the profits to the renovation fund.

Borchardt elementary school wax museum on display

LODI - Wax museum in Lodi? Yes indeed! The Lois E. Borchardt Elementary School's Annual Wax Museum will be on display Thursday, March 10 from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Works of art made by over 120 fourth graders will bring historical figures to life.

Donations collected at the event will benefit the Lodi Women's Shelter and the school's Parent Teacher Association. Last year, the event raised over $1,000 in one hour!

The school is located at 375 Culbertson Drive. For more information, contact 4th grade teacher Kelli Coble at (209) 712-1035.

Valley Oaks School to present first Black History Month event

Valley Oaks School to present first Black History Month event

GALT - Valley Oaks School in Galt, will hold its very first Black History Month Program on Monday, Feb. 28 at 1:30 p.m. The program, titled "Did You Know," will feature song performances and a play about African American inventions.

A special education teacher at Valley Oaks wrote the play, and a diverse group of students will sing "Let My People Go," "Swing Low Sweet Chariot," and "O Beautiful."

The event will take place in the multipurpose building at the school, located at 21 C Street.

Lodi March Madness basketball tournament looking for teams

Lodi March Madness basketball tournament looking for teams

Teams are being sought for the Lodi March Madness Basketball Tournament, March 5 & 6 at the Lodi Grape Festival grounds in the Grape Pavilion. 

The tournament is open to all 6th, 7th and 8th grade girls and boys teams.  Coast is $200 per team with three games guaranteed.  The courts are located in a great facility, there is a full snack bar, great officials, awards and more. 

For more information or to register for the tournament please visit www.grapefestival.com or call (209) 369-2771.

California ReLeaf announces student poster contest

SACRAMENTO -- California ReLeaf announced today the release of a statewide Arbor Week poster contest for students in third to fifth grades. Students are asked to create original artwork based on the theme “Trees Are Worth It”. Submissions are due to California ReLeaf by February 1, 2011.

In addition to the poster contest rules, educators can download a packet that includes three lesson plans that focus on the value of trees, community benefits of trees, and  jobs in the urban and community forestry field. The full packet including lesson plans and poster contest rules can be downloaded at www.californiareleaf.org/programs/arborweek.