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Shrimp feed & fish fry to Civil War re-enactment

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POSTED March 20, 2014 12:33 a.m.

Manteca’s Every 15 Minutes Program’s 6th annual Shrimp Feed will take place on Saturday, March 22, at the MRPS Hall, 133 N. Grant Street in Manteca. Social hour starts at 5 p.m., while an all-you-can-eat-shrimp dinner with pasta, salad and dessert will be served at 6:30 followed by a raffle at 8 and DJ playing until midnight. Don’t worry about driving home though, a safe and sober ride home will be available. Tickets are $35 each. For more info about the event go to

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The St. Anthony’s Young Men Institute and the Knights of Columbus are staging a fish fry on Friday, March 21, with takeout from 4:30 to 7 p.m. and sit-down dinner from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the St. Anthony’s School cafeteria, 323 Fremont St., in Manteca. Tickets are $12 for adults, as well as $6 for children 12 and under. Tickets are available at the door.

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If you already started with your spring cleaning, then you definitely need to attend this event – to treat yourself, you deserve it. If you didn’t start yet, maybe you can postpone it for a day or so, because you can’t miss this girls’ night out full of pampering, laughter and giveaways. And it won’t cost you a dime! We are talking about Glitz and Glamour “A Girls’ Night Out” sponsored by the Manteca Youth Advisory Commission and the Manteca Senior Advisory Committee held on Friday, March 21, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at the Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane. There will be more than 30 vendors and local businesses offering activities, products, pampering and giveaways, and also a scrumptious “Diamond Dessert Room” selling delicious desserts to satisfy your sweet tooth. If you don’t feel like buying anything, you can win prizes in hourly raffles. So gather your friends, daughters, nieces, mothers, grandmothers (even your mother-in-law!) for a night of girly fun in town.  Price: FREE. Learn more at

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What would a perfect trip to a casino look like? What about not worrying about driving, getting some free money to play with and have fun not only there, but on the way there and back too? We know about a trip just like that! Begin your day at 9 a.m. with pastries and coffee, board a comfortable bus and once on board play bingo, try your luck in a raffle and maybe even purchase a mimosa or two. Upon arrival to Black Oak Casino you will receive $10 free play, $5 match play and 10% off your dining. You will have plenty of time to hit the slots, of course. On the way home you will be served sweet treats and try your luck at last-chance raffles. Sound like fun? If you purchase tickets to the Black Oak Casino Bus Trip, somebody else will have fun at your expense, too – literally. The entire event is organized by the Sierra High School Sober Grad Committee, which is trying to raise money for the 2014 graduating seniors so they can have a safe and alcohol-free event at John’s Incredible Pizza on the night of their graduation. The bus leaves Sierra High at 9 a.m. and you will arrive home by 6:30 p.m. Price: $35. Learn more at

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Do you remember the dreamy reggae song I’m Yours sung by equally dreamy Jason Mraz? You can gaze into his dreamy eyes and let his music flow through your body, because Jason Mraz will perform at the Gallo Center for the Arts tonight, at 7:30 p.m. In just a couple of short years after he started performing at a San Diego coffee house he is able to sell out an amphitheater or a stadium. Plus not only he is a great singer and songwriter, he also cares about the world he lives in. He is the first international artist to perform publicly in the country of Myanmar as a part of initiative to raise awareness about human trafficking in Myanmar. Dreamy, talented AND with a heart of gold? Don’t miss him in Modesto. Price: $37 - $54. Learn more at

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Does hippology sounds to you like it has something to do with hippos? Well, hippos are called water horses, aren’t they? Hippology at the WOW Science museum is an event dedicated to horses, and if you are fond of these elegant animals – or have a little horse enthusiast in your house – head over to World of Wonders Science Museum at 2 North Sacramento Street in Lodi. You will enjoy western activities on the museum floor, hourly pony presentations and pony rides, you can take home some western goodies and your whole family can enjoy a horse carriage ride. The fun filled day will take place on Saturday, March 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Price: $20 - $25 (regular museum admission included). Learn more at

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The Civil War may be long forgotten and the only Scarlett you know is Scarlett Johansson, not Scarlett O’Hara, but there are still groups of Civil War enthusiasts scattered around the country. One of them will re-enact battles and daily life in the Union and Confederate camps during Civil War Days in Knights Ferry on March 22-23. Two enemy armies will meet on Saturday at 1 p.m. and later at 4, and on Sunday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Step back in time and meet the soldiers in the field and experience camp life first hand, look at the living history and remember epic battles fought long before your grandparents were born. The event is held at the Historic Knights Ferry Covered Bridge, just down the highway from Oakdale, and the gates open at 9 a.m.  Price: $5 per car donation for parking. Learn more at

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u Play an amateur detective during a Murder of a Mystery Detective dinner at the Tracy Performing Arts Foundation Playhouse, 729 N. Central Avenue in Tracy on Friday, March 21, at 6:30 p.m. ($50)

u Take your little fashionistas to an American Girl Fashion Show at the Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto on Saturday, March 22, at 10 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. ($35)

u Enjoy the Pink Floyd Experience at Harris Center for the Arts in Sacramento on Sunday, March 23, at 2 and 7 p.m. ($39-$69)


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