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The birth of a child is a wonderful event, but adding to the family can also be overwhelming for the parents. Enter Postpartum Education for Parents (PEP), which provides emotional support, education, and resources for new families. To keep this valuable nonprofit running, PEP holds a fundraiser that involves big vehicles. Called Touch-a-Truck, the event offers a bunch of cool transportation machines for all ages to learn about and climb on, including tow trucks, tractors, trolleys, emergency vehicles, and a helicopter. There will be food and drinks to buy, vendors/exhibitors on Truck Alley, and a bounce house and a truck-washing station for the kiddies. It takes place Sunday, September 15, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Elks Lodge (150 N. Kellogg Ave., Goleta). Tickets are $5 (individual) and $20 (family). For more information, visit


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