LATHROP – The Lathrop Branch Library presents "One World, Many Songs" today starting at 2 p.m. The program kicks off the 2011 Summer Reading Program for Lathrop, and features singer and musician Bonnie Lockhart who will present a sing and move-along concert of folk songs and World Music games. The event is free and open to the public.
LODI - Cars from 1970 and older, including two rare Microcars used as models for Pixar Studio's Cars 2 movie characters, will be on display at the Vintage Car Show to be held Saturday, June 18, at the San Joaquin County Historical Museum in Micke Grove Park south of Lodi.
United Way's Manteca/Lathrop Community Council will be hosting their second annual wine & chocolate event on Wednesday, June 15, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley at the 120 Bypass and Union Road.
Joseph "Pep" Valverde had three World War II mementoes that he treasured: an 8x10 black and white portrait of him as a young US Navy man, a log book yellowed with age that contained the hours he spent flying in the war airships or blimps, and a tear sheet from a newspaper with a black-and-white picture of an airship that crashed in a rugged terrain near the California coast.
Four Gen7 green modular classrooms-the Bay Area's first-arrived at Albany High School last week, offering a range of eco-friendly features, an inspiring learning environment and, even better, a budget-friendly price tag. Part of the new Albany High School Aquatic Center project, the Gen7s will give students an additional wing of high-performance learning space that cost less than a traditional building and can deliver as much as 60% in energy savings.
• ACE Great America trip this Saturday: Altamont Commuter Express is offering a ride and play package from Manteca to Santa Clara that includes lunch and admission to Great America amusement park on Saturday, June 11.