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Posted: Friday, March 15, 2013 7:12 am

Scaly fun at the WOW Science Museum

Are you ready for a scaly adventure with some of the animal kingdom’s most amazing creatures?

World of Wonders Science Museum is teaming up with local reptile stores to host the fourth annual Reptile Roundup, which will include arts and crafts for everyone and visits from snakes, lizards are more.

The event will take place at the World of Wonders Science Museum, 2 N. Sacramento St., on April 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for kids; WOW members are free.

For more information, call Liz Brown, educational program coordinator, at 209-368-0WOW (368-0969).

— Brian Ratto

Brubeck Festival

STOCKTON — The 12th annual Brubeck Festival is approaching fast.

With musical performances, lectures, a documentary, and the family-friendly Jazz on the Green, the festival will have a little bit of something for everyone.

“It really will be a fantastic event. Many of the events are free or very low-cost,” said Keith Michaud, media relations coordinator for the festival, in an email.

This year has a line-up of local talent from Brian Kendrick’s Big Band to the Patrick Langham Group, to well-known trumpeter and composer Wynton Marsalis, who will be playing with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.

This marks the first festival since the passing of jazz legend Dave Brubeck, for whom the festival is named.

A tribute concert featuring the Brubeck Brothers Quartet and Russell Gloyd, conductor and Dave Brubeck’s former manager, will be held at Faye Spanos Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. on March 23.

— Brian Ratto

Mixed-media artist comes to Stockton

STOCKTON — Dr. Linda Abbott Trapp will be the guest artist at Art Expressions of San Joaquin.

Trapp has a background in education and a love of fine arts that helps her create art. She has experience working in pottery, sculpture, weaving and serigraph production. She also directs the music program and plays keyboard for a church in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

“Whether I'm working in wood, watercolor, or another medium, I’m exploring the boundary between art and psychology,” Trapp said in an artist  statement.

Upon returning to the United States, Trapp enrolled in a graduate counseling program and went on to get her doctorate from Iowa State  University. She works as a speaker and consultant.

Trapp will be hosting a reception with local poet and educator Paula Sheil on April 12 at 5 p.m. at the San Joaquin County administration building, 44 N. San Joaquin St.

The mission of Art Expressions of San Joaquin is to promote and showcase the works of dedicated and talented artists throughout the San Joaquin Valley.

For more information about the exhibit, contact Arturo Vera, Art Expressions of San Joaquin curator, at 209-471-5687 or 209-460-0780, or visit

— Brian Ratto



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