It’s ice cream time! Manteca Historical Society & Museum is presenting its 23rd annual BBQ & Ice Cream Social at the Manteca Transit Center (Moffat Boulevard at Main Street) on Sunday, Sept. 13. Social starts at 2 p.m. and bountiful dinner at 3:30. There will be music by Second Chance Band, antique car show and a raffle. Advance tickets are $20 for adults, kids 12 and under $9. Please call 209.825.3021 for tickets.
The historical society tonight at 7 p.m. is having Stanford University photography professor Robert Dawson who just published “The Public Library” — a photo essay collection of libraries in America — speak.
He will present photos and information about libraries and then discuss them.
Coffee and treats will be served after the free event at the museum, 600 W. Yosemite Ave.
Yee-haw! The Veterans of Foreign Wars Men’s Auxiliary’s annual Western Days are scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 15, at Ripon VFW Post 1051, 12455 West Ripon Road. Salad bar and dinner will be served from 4 to 7 p.m., followed by a raffle and DJ. Tickets are $15 donation. For more details call 209.599.6815.
The American Legion Post 249 (220 E. Yosemite Avenue) is hosting a Prime Rib Dinner Fundraiser on Saturday, Aug. 15, at 6 p.m. Served will be a prime rib with all the fixings. Tickets are $15 apiece. If you would like to take advantage of this offer and support local veterans, please call 2nd Vice Commander Art Thompson at 209.328.5184. Funds raised during this dinner will help cover some of the Legion’s annual expenses.
What are you doing this weekend?
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! And what if we told you that said ice cream was all-you-can-eat Baskin Robbins Ice Cream in cones, sundaes, and floats along with all-you-can-drink Coca-Cola beverages? Do you want to know where is this heaven on Earth? Look no further than Sacramento Zoo (Land Park Drive and Sutterville Road) on Saturday, Aug. 15, from 4 to 8 p.m. Explore the 14-acre zoo with ice cream treats around every corner – you’ll never run out. There will be entertainment for the kids and fun for everyone, such as a face painting station, an ice cream dance party, and more. All proceeds from Ice Cream Safari will benefit the general maintenance and animal care at the Sacramento Zoo.
Price: $13-$17 Learn more at: https://www.saczoo.org/icecreamsafari
Lana Del Rey sings “off to the races” and you escape the city and unwind at a race of a different kind, a Race for the Arts. The Off to the Races: Food and Wine Tasting is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 15, at the Pavilions Shopping Center (563 Pavilions Blvd., Fair Oaks). Stroll in Pavilions’ beautiful courtyard, sample appetizers from some of the area’s finest restaurants such as Fabian’s Italian Bistro or Sutter Street Steak House, sip wines or taste beers from New Helvetia Brewing Co. There will be live entertainment by Sacramento Youth Symphony and the Sacramento Guitar Society, so dress to the nines and enjoy your evening. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Price: $50 Learn more at http://www.raceforthearts.com/off_to_the_races
It’s all about freestyle this weekend in Stockton! Two events will rock Downtown and bring you back in time and memories. Ten of the biggest Freestyle music legends of the 1980s will take the stage Friday, Aug. 14, at the Stockton Arena at 8 p.m. Perform at the Super Freestyle Explosion will be “The King of Freestyle” Stevie B., “The Queen of Freestyle” Lisa Lisa, Debbie Deb, JJ Fad and more. After one of the biggest concerts of the year is over, head over to the University Plaza Waterfront Hotel for its Freestyle Friday Takeover that starts at 9. It’s going to be a fun night!
Price: $10-$41 Learn more at: http://www.stocktonlive.com/events/detail/super-freestyle-explosion
Have more fun this weekend!
Grab your canoes or kayaks and head over to Cosumnes River Preserve Visitor Center (13501 Franklin Blvd., Galt) for a Guided Paddle Tour lead by knowledgeable guides ready to explore the Cosumnes River with you on Saturday, Aug. 15, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (FREE)
Craving some wings? Then the Sactown Wings Festival (Cesar Chavez Plaza, 910 I Street) is the right place for you to chow down on one of the 40,000 pieces that will be ready to be served on Saturday, Aug. 15, from 3 to 7 p.m. ($15)
Visit the 2015 (FREE) and peruse goodies related to steampunk, future science. Time Travelers Bazaar. Dr. Who, fantasy, Golden Age, science fiction, medieval, Fables Come to Life and many others. Meet local artists and evil villains on Saturday, Aug. 15, from noon to 6 p.m. at Great Escape Games (1250 Howe Ave, Ste 3A, Sacramento).
The special Hands on History: Fun on the Frontier event will showcase some of the pioneer games and activities popular during the early days at Sutter’s Fort on Saturday, Aug. 15, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ($5)