Special Events

Special Events Bring the Best Out for Stone Soup

In addition to the regular events that the children participate in, special events are brought to the program on a regular basis.

Shed Skins Reptile Event


Jeff Porto, owner of Shedskin Reptiles brought exciting, exotic animals to Stone Soup in Ripon and captivated the children with an adult and baby tortoise, ball python, a king and corn snake, legless lizards, bearded dragon and geckos. The students were given the animals’ names, what they do, where they live and eat and how they reproduce. Some animals were free to roam among the children and others were brought to them to touch, feel hold.

Shedskin Reptiles has a store in the West Valley Mall in Tracy where Mr. Porto sells reptiles and supplies and has his headquarters for shows and corporate events. Some of his “friends” are national television and film stars. For more information visit his web site shedskin.net.



Souper BowlSouper Bowl Event

In summer, Stone Soupers discover the thrill of outdoor fun at the SOUPER Bowl. Sports, games, races and a chance to really make the most of a beautiful California day come together at the SOUPER Bowl. Every one is a Gold Medalist at these Olympics!
Throughout the year, Stone Soupers have a chance to join in talent shows and performances of plays for special guests like parents, volunteers and supporters.



 California Science Center’s interactive Theater group

“How the heart works”

 Stone Soupers became red and white corpuscles as they surged through veins and arteries  in the California Science Center’s theatrical production that taught students how the heart  works. The interactive theater captured their imagination and prompted a series of  questions which were cleverly answered by the actors.


Guest Performers Event

Guest performers such as Jose-Luis Orozco, a nationally acclaimed multi-cultural singer, guitarist and recording star, and Suzanna Guzmán, a principal artist with the Los Angeles Opera, have dazzled and delighted Stone Soup children.



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