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Enjoy free family summer activities at Bass Pro Shops Family Summer Camp @ All Bass Pro Shop locations
Jun 24 – Jul 23 all-day

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Bass Pro Shops Family Summer Camp features free fun games for kids, activities and workshops where families can learn the skills they need to enjoy great outdoor adventures together. It begins Saturday, June 24 and continues through Sunday, July 23 at Bass Pro Shops located across the United States and Canada.

During the Family Summer Camp event, free workshops, which are conducted by store experts, will be held from 12 noon to 3 p.m. every Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday June 24-July 23. The entire family will enjoy learning the basics of camping, fishing, shooting and archery. Other workshops include hiking and backpacking, water safety for boating and kayaking, and learning about animals in the wild. All workshops are approximately 20 minutes in length and kids will get a free lanyard and then earn a free, collectible pin for every workshop completed. When kids have finished all six workshops they will receive a completion pin (while supplies last).

Families can participate in the following workshops:


  • Noon – Fishing—freshwater/saltwater
  • 1 p.m. – Animals in the Wild—identifying animals
  • 2 p.m. – Water Safety—boating/kayaking
  • 3 p.m. – Trek and Prep—shelter, maps, tools


  • Noon – Fishing—freshwater/saltwater
  • 1 p.m. – Shooting/Archery—hunting and recreational
  • 2 p.m. – Camping/Hiking—fire safety, supplies
  • 3 p.m. – Animals in the Wild—identifying animals


  • Noon – Shooting/Archery—hunting and recreational
  • 1 p.m. – Water Safety—boating/kayaking
  • 2 p.m. – Trek and Prep—shelter, maps, tools
  • 3 p.m. – Camping/Hiking—fire safety, supplies

In addition, kids can try free craft activities such as coloring a camp bag, creating a wooden camp photo frame, planting grass seeds in a decorative pot, and painting a duck track magnet and a wiggle fish. A different craft activity will be featured each week on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, from noon – 2 p.m. (while supplies last).

At the stores, kids can enjoy several free hands-on activities including:

  • Casting buckets challenge
    • Archery shooting arcade
    • Daisy BB gun ranges
    • Souvenir photo download
    • Catch and Release Pond* opportunity is available at select stores only, Saturday and Sunday, July 1 and 2 only, from noon-5 p.m.

This year, a new games area offers free family games such as Spikeball, Kan Jam, bag toss, ladderball and washer toss. Plus, these fun games are available for purchase at Bass Pro Shops stores.

For more information and details visit www.basspro.com/summercamp.

Note: Not all special activities will be available at all stores.  Check your local store for specific events and activities.   

*Anchorage, Alaska, Rocky View/Calgary, Alberta and Vancouver stores will offer a casting pond in lieu of the catch and release fishing pond.

About Bass Pro Shops®
Bass Pro Shops is a leading destination retailer offering outdoor gear and apparel in an immersive setting. Founded in 1972 when avid young angler Johnny Morris began selling tackle out of his father’s liquor store in Springfield, Missouri, today more than 100 retail and marine centers host 120 million people annually. Bass Pro Shops also operates White River Marine Group, offering an unsurpassed collection of industry-leading boat brands, and Big Cedar Lodge, America’s Premier Wilderness Resort. Under the visionary conservation leadership of Johnny Morris, Bass Pro Shops is known as a national leader in protecting habitat and introducing families to the outdoors and has been named by Forbes as “one of America’s Best Employers.”


Contact:  Katie Mitchell, Bass Pro Shops, Communications Manager (417-873-5618) kamitchell@basspro.com

Lodi Food Truck Mania @ Hutchins Street Square
Jul 23 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us monthly at Hutchins Street Square in Lodi, every 4th Sunday of the month for an evening of food trucks, music and lots of fun, courtesy of the City of Lodi-Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services.
Dates may vary, check sactomofo.com for schedule information.

CVHCC Coffee Hour @ Central Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Jul 27 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Join us for coffee and meet the SBDC team and learn how they have helped over 1000 small businesses throughout the county since 2003.

Generation.Next @ Best Western Plus - Heritage Inn
Aug 2 @ 9:00 am – Aug 4 @ 4:00 pm

Generation.Next is designed to prepare young people for the real world. It gives them the skills they need to reach their goals and live up to their full potential – at school,​ tertiary institutions, college, university,​​​ home, and work.
Here’s What Students
Are Saying…
“It is a great, positive environment with kids
your age and they are all so supportive of you.”
“It has been a major help for me in self-confidence”
“It was one of the most valuable experiences
of my life.”
“I know that when I go back to school I will be much more comfortable.”
“I have increased self-confidence and
people have actually noticed my improved
leadership skills.”
“It has made my life happier and less stressful.”
Ages 13-17
Best Western Plus – Heritage Inn
111 E. March Lane
Stockton, CA

Family Movie Night at Cherokee Memorial Park @ Cherokee Memorial Park
Aug 11 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Presenting Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

Bring your family for a free movie night under the stars!

Seating and Pre-Show Entertainment starts at 7:30PM, Movie begins at 8:00PM

Free Admission!    Free Popcorn!

Bring your blankets and chairs and join us on the North Chapel Lawn at 14165 N. Beckman Road in Lodi

Note: Movie is NOT shown on or near grave sites.

Lodi on the Road @ Falls Event Center
Aug 17 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us at The Falls Event Center of

Elk Grove for an open house and mixer you won’t soon forget!

This event will feature the many different types of businesses of Lodi!


There are only 30 booth spots for vendors for this event. Each vendor must represent a different business category…booth spots are first come first serve! Contact Marina at mnarvarte@lodichamber.com to reserve your spot today!


Time: 3:00 – 5:00 PM

Location:  8280 Elk Grove Blvd.

Elk Grove, CA

Kids Night Out at the Museum @ World of Wonders Science Museum
Aug 19 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Leave your parents at home! Come hang out at the WOW enjoying crafts, science experiments, pizza, popcorn, and a movie! This event is open to children ages 5 – 12. Space is limited so register today!
Times and Dates may vary, visit www.wowsciencemuseum.org for more information.
Tickets: http://wowsciencemuseum.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Kids-Night-Out-Registration-Form.pdf.

Moonlight Sip & Stroll
Aug 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join the Stockton Butterfly Auxiliary for an evening of premiere wine and specialty food tastings in the beautiful Brookside Classics. The all-inclusive evening will include drinks from over 35 wineries and distilleries, food from 50 restaurants, 5 live bands, and displays from 16 local artists.

Event tickets may be purchased in advance for $60 or at the door for $65. To purchase tickets, visit www.hospicesj.org  or call  Hospice of San Joaquin at 209-957-3888.

All proceeds benefit Hospice of San Joaquin’s Hospice House.

Lodi Food Truck Mania @ Hutchins Street Square
Aug 27 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us monthly at Hutchins Street Square in Lodi, every 4th Sunday of the month for an evening of food trucks, music and lots of fun, courtesy of the City of Lodi-Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services.
Dates may vary, check sactomofo.com for schedule information.

Advancing Women’s Leadership Forum
Sep 12 all-day

Facebook’s Sandberg to highlight Sept. 12 Advancing Women’s Leadership Forum

BofA California president and ‘classic music’s No. 1 maverick’ also to speak at forum hosted by University of the Pacific

Facebook chief operating officer and best-selling author Sheryl Sandberg will be the featured speaker when University of the Pacific hosts the next Advancing Women’s Leadership forum Sept. 12 at the Alex G. Spanos Center on the Stockton campus.

This is Advancing Women’s Leadership’s third headliner event at Pacific with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor featured in October 2015 and former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in March 2013.

“This forum promotes and showcases women leaders in all areas,” said Kathleen Lagorio Janssen, chair of Pacific’s Board of Regents and a member of the Advancing Women’s Leadership planning committee. “Bringing the likes of Sheryl Sandberg, Sonia Sotomayor and Condoleezza Rice to Pacific helps cultivate future leaders. We continue to be very fortunate in attracting such accomplished women to speak at our forums and will continue to build this event to inspire all leaders in every field in our region.”

Two other women leaders – Bank of America California President Janet Lamkin and classical concert pianist, author and speaker Jade Simmons, known as “classic music’s No. 1 maverick” – will also be featured during the Sept. 12 forum.

Sandberg, Facebook’s COO since 2008, co-authored the recently published “Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy” with The Wharton School professor and bestselling author Adam Grant. She authored the international best-selling “Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead” and “Lean In for Graduates.”  Before joining Facebook, Sandberg was vice president of Global Online Sales and Operations at Google, chief of staff for the U.S. Treasury Department under President Bill Clinton, a management consultant with McKinsey & Company, and an economist with the World Bank.

She is the founder of the Sheryl Sandberg and Dave Goldberg Family Foundation, a nonprofit organization that works to build a more equal and resilient world via two initiatives, LeanIn.org and OptionB.org. The story of Pacific alumna Ty-Licia Hooker ’12, founder of the Summer Success and Leadership Academy hosted at Pacific, is featured on Sandberg’s LeanIn.org.

Sandberg also serves on the boards Facebook, the Walt Disney Company, Women for Women International, ONE, and SurveyMonkey.

Sandberg received a BA summa cum laude from Harvard University and an MBA with highest distinction from Harvard Business School.

Lamkin, who has worked at Bank of America for 18 years, has been California president of the bank’s largest market since 2007 following two years as the first woman to be president and CEO of the California Bankers Association, the largest banking trade association in the country.
She was named one of the 100 most influential business women in the San Francisco Bay Area by San Francisco Business Times for each of the past six years. Lamkin also received the Founders Award from the Women’s Initiative for Self-Employment and was named Financial Woman of the Year by the Financial Women’s Association of San Francisco.

Simmons, a Charleston, South Carolina, native, has been called “classic music’s No. 1 maverick.” She blends classical music performance with powerful, insightful presentations to inform, entertain and inspire people to become leaders of lasting impact on the world. The versatile performer has played at the White House and a concert hosted by Sotomayor at the U.S. Supreme Court. She also has been listed as one of Ebony magazine’s Top 30 Leaders Under 30, and named Houston’s Best Arts Ambassador. She is the founder of The School of Emergence, which helps entrepreneurs to succeed, and wrote “Audacious Prayers for World Changers: Live and Pray Out Loud.”

The Advancing Women’s Leadership forum brings together diverse and esteemed thought leaders from the local and national stages to inspire participants, especially young women, to make a lasting, positive and powerful impact in the communities where they live and work.

Advancing Women’s Leadership founders include Kathy Lagorio Janssen, Lagorio Family of Companies and a Pacific alumna; Dea Spanos-Berberian, A.G. Spanos Companies; U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Connie Callahan, a McGeorge School of Law alumna; Cyril Seligman, EMMI Physician Services; and Kristen Birtwhistle, Kaiser Permenante and Pacific alumna. Callahan, Lagorio Janssen and Berberian have each served on the Pacific Board of Regents, Lagorio Janssen is the chair of the Board of Regents, all are past ATHENA recipients, and they are committed to the advancement of women and men in Stockton and San Joaquin County.

Ticket information is available at go.pacific.edu/tickets.