Class for families of those with mental illness
San Joaquin County’s branch of the National Alliance on Mental Illness offers its next free course, Family to Family Class Education Program, beginning Saturday.
Aimed at family, partners, friends and significant others of adults living with mental illness, the course runs from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. for six consecutive Saturdays. There is a lunch break.
For registration and more information, contact Mary Ellen Cranston-Bennett at (209) 369-2594 or email@example.com, Irene Sherman at (209) 368-1469 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or the NAMI SJC Office at (209) 468-3755 or email@example.com.
SICL registration on Saturday
Spring registration for Stockton Institute for Continued Learning is schedule for 10-11:30 a.m. on Saturday if it runs after Jan. 12 at Upper Danner Hall at San Joaquin Delta College, 5151 Pacific Ave.
The 28 classes without grades or tests include beginning bridge, origami, painting, quilting, Tai Chi, drawing, senior financial planning and nutritional diet to prevent disease.
There also is a free speaker series with four presentations: “Sorting Facts from Truth-Science as a Way of Knowing”, “Hiking the John Muir Trail-A Journey in the Wilderness,” “Chile and the USA-A Rocky History” and “Commodore Stockton-History in Person.”
Four spring tours will explore San Francisco (Disney Museum and Golden Gate Botanical Gardens), Sausalito (bay model and Marine Mammal Center), Woodside (Filoli Gardens and mansion), and two local museums.
Membership is $30 for unlimited classes. Tour fees are separate.
For more information visit www.siclstockton.com, phone (209) 910-4748, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Speech tournament Feb. 2 in Tracy
Tracy’s annual Kids Oral Interpretation Fair is set for 1 p.m. on Feb. 2 with Tracy elementary school students competing for prizes as they tackle the topic, “Inhale courage, exhale fear,” a theme derived from the film, “How to Train Your Dragon.”
The event will be held at Jefferson School, 7500 W. Linne Road, Tracy.
Photo show at winery
Photographer Trey Steinhart’s images of wildlife and landscapes will be on display in a one-man show at LangeTwins Winery in Acampo, from Thursday through Jan. 20.
The winery, open noon-5 p.m. daily, is located at 1525 E. Jahant Road.
Steinhart’s show will feature more than 40 pieces, including images of the Sierra, Pacific Coast, local birds and the Delta.
His work can be seen at www.sagephotographystudio.com.
WOW’s Geekology is Feb. 23
Comic books, robotics, pinball machines, video games, board games, a virtual reality demonstration and more are on the menu for the World of Wonders Science Museum’s annual Geekology scheduled for 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Feb. 23.
Prizes and cosplay contest also are part of the event, with a $2 discount for those in family-friendly costumes.
General admission to the museum at 2 N. Sacramento St., Lodi, is $7, $6 for seniors and students and $5 children and military.