Sweet sounds and spicy flavors permeate the annual Taste of San Joaquin, which attracts local merchants and bands for a cook-off under the summer sun. During the fest, a BBQ competition will feature smoky creations. Patrons can sample pork ribs, loaded baked potatoes, and beef brisket off the grill while sipping on frosty beers. Kids can play in the activity area with face paint and activities, while live bands cover everything from blues classics to lively Latin tunes.
Proceeds from the event go to stimulate the local economy and support nonprofits, with $0.80 of every dollar spent going to the locally owned business that sponsored the food and $0.20 going to a local charity. In the past four years, the Taste has donated more than $10,000 to local nonprofit organizations such as the San Joaquin Bike Coalition and the Child Abuse Prevention Council.
Devote your time, energy, and money towards one of the best charities in Lodi, San Joaquin County.
Parking is provided in a nearby lot, so customers can easily walk to and from their cars.
Give back to San Joaquin County today and enjoy the great feeling of making a generous donation to a charity.
From clothing to keepsakes, the walls and shelves of Goodwill in Brentwood are packed full of great thrift and vintage finds.
Goodwill is close to multiple parking options.
Bring your friends to Goodwill in Brentwood and have a great time thrifting through their wears and wares of clothes today.
Central Sierra Environmental Resource Center (CSERC) protects and defends more than two million acres of natural spaces across the northern Yosemite region. The organization’s staff works to reduce clear cutting, road construction, and pollution to ensure that the forest, water, and meadow wilderness areas remain pristine. Apart from educational outreach to schools and communities, the staff gets its hands dirty sampling the water quality in forest streams and surveying meadows to locate areas of environmental damage. CSERC also sponsors restoration projects for meadows and streams, maintains remote camera stations to detect rare wildlife species, and works to find solutions to difficult environmental issues.
The all-volunteer team at Sacramento Inner City Outings organizes fun and educational wilderness adventures for urban youth and adults who might not ordinarily have the opportunity to experience the natural world. Through these outdoor trips – which might include hikes, camping trips, backpacking, or snowshoeing – the organization promotes appreciation and protection of the environment, as well as personal growth and leadership skills among inner city youth. A part of the Sierra Club’s 50-city Inner City Outings network, the Sacramento chapter has organized nearly 30 outdoor trips in the last two years, and looks forward to upcoming excursions to Echo Summit and the Cosumnes River Preserve.
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Load up a pizza with all of your favorite toppings at Clayton's Papa Murphys Take n Bake.
Papa Murphys Take n Bake caters to all party sizes, both large and small.
Fancy-schmancy attire is not required; in fact, guests are told to keep things casual.
Free parking is available in the adjacent lot.
Catering to diners throughout the day (and night), Papa Murphys Take n Bake serves AM, PM, and midday meals.
So when you are in the mood for a tasty pizza pie, make your way over to the highly-rated Papa Murphys Take n Bake.