During the last ten days of 2010, the Stockton Day Trips Examiner year in review will give readers a chance to revisit travel articles from this year. A brief summary follows each headline and readers that would like to view the full article may click on the headline which links back to the original piece of writing.
Stockton’s Pixie Woods celebrates its 56th magical season
Pixie Woods, an enchanting 3.5 acre recreational park, promotes fairytale entertainment for children of all ages. Park guests wander through mythical kingdoms, magical lagoons, and whimsical playgrounds.
It’s time for summer fun at the Children’s Museum of Stockton (View slide show)
One of the popular museum attractions is the Food 4 Less supermarket where shoppers practice walking through grocery aisles and selecting food items for their shopping baskets. Artists of all levels are sure to be inspired by the art studio which is completely decorated with clever crafts.
Pets on Parade on Stockton’s Miracle Mile
“Pets on Parade” covered three blocks of Stockton’s Miracle Mile and turned the busy street into an exciting pet walk for canines and their companions. Supported by area businesses in several ways, Miracle Mile merchants posted “Pets on Parade” signs in store windows, brought merchandise tables outside, and donated proceeds from sales to the Animal Protection League.
The 2nd Annual Mayor’s Hike and Bike is May 29th in Stockton
Beginning and ending at the Stockton Ports Ballpark, registered participants started the day with an All-American City tour by foot or via bicycle. Four excursion routes allowed trekkers of all skill levels to explore a mixture of city landmarks such as the Downtown Waterfront, Weber Point Event Center, City Center Cinema/Hotel Stockton, Bob Hope Theater, Haggin Museum, Calaveras Bike Trail, and the University of the Pacific.
The 37th Annual Jewish Food Fair at Temple Israel
Items on the brunch menu included a choice of bagel with lox and cream cheese or corned beef sandwich with a delectable deli brunch of cole slaw, kosher dill pickle, juice, tea or coffee. Fair activities included: sanctuary tours to view the Torah and hear about the basis of Judaism; live Jewish music and Israeli dancing lessons; Judaica Shop for merchandise purchases; over 100+ silent auction items for bidding; children’s crafts and a 2-in-1 bounce house; and MicroBrew tasting featuring local Valley Brew.
Vote at Stockton Ballpark
The Stockton Ballpark, home of the Stockton Ports, 11-time champions of the California League, served as a polling place for Election Day in June 2010. Registered voters in San Joaquin County who were 18 years or older were invited to take part in the Statewide Direct Primary Election at Banner Island Ballpark.
The 1st Ports Community Service Day is June 12th
The focus for the 1st Ports Community Service Day was to perk up four city areas: Downtown around Banner Island Ballpark and the Waterfront; Oak Park; Anderson Park; and Van Buskirk Park. Volunteers assisting at the fix-it project received a field box ticket voucher good for one ticket to a home game.
How to get free or discount tickets to the San Joaquin County Fair (View slide show)
FRIENDs of the San Joaquin County Fair on Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter had a chance on each of the social media sites to see and participate in the huge buzz on free admission tickets, free VIP concert seats, and information on ticket discounts. Advance discount tickets were available on-line at Sherwood Mall, or Rancho San Miguel locations in Stockton and Lodi.
The San Joaquin County Fair: A history of community (View slide show)
According to the San Joaquin County Fair website, the first Fair was a four day exhibit held in Stockton’s Hunter Square in 1860 with the purpose of protecting local agricultural and mechanical interests. After 150 years, the San Joaquin County Fair is still a place that visitors can enjoy five days of live music, horse racing, exhibits, agriculture, livestock, commercial exhibitors, food, and carnival.
Ride ACE from Stockton to California’s Great America
While aboard the ACE train, take pleasure in the beautiful landscapes leading from the Central Valley to the Santa Clara Valley and have the benefit of train amenities during the trip such as bicycle stalls, accessibility for the disabled, restrooms, dim lit cars, power receptacles, water fountains, and heating and air conditioning. ACE trains leave weekday mornings from Stockton’s Robert J. Cabral ACE station for the Great America ACE station.
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