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MRPS Holy Ghost celebration this Sunday

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POSTED June 27, 2014 12:01 a.m.

The Manteca Ripon Pentecost Society 95th annual Holy Ghost Celebration includes a parade on Sunday, June 29, at 9:30 a.m., mass at St. Anthony’s Church at 10:30 a.m. and serving of sopa and meat as well as the auction following the mass. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. and dancing by the band ALMA comes at 8 p.m. For more info click HERE.

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What are you doing this weekend?

We will, we will rock you! Come and try your skill at rock stacking during Ed’s Rockery’s annual Summer Solstice Rock Stacking Event on Saturday, June 28, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 6000 E. Lathrop Rd. Rock stackings have often been erected as landmarks, monuments or used for many different purposes, nowadays they are a fun hobby involving lots of practice in achieving the perfect balance. You can try your luck in a rock stacking contest or just watch other people balancing their stones and enjoy a beautiful day in the sun. There will be music, entertainment, games, and snacks like hot dogs, nachos, watermelon and ice cream. Cash prizes will be awarded for first through third place in two categories, ages 8 to 13 and 14 to 99. Rock on! Price: $5 - $10 Learn more here:

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Sixty five million years ago you wouldn’t have been able to get up close and personal with any dinosaurs (for obvious reasons), but this weekend is different. Discover the Dinosaurs in the Stockton Arena is a unique hands-on exhibit that gives you the chance to actually touch them. With no risk of losing your limbs, of course. The exhibition consists of over 60 museum quality and animatronic dinosaurs and once you enter through the stone arch, it will be an adventure for all your senses. About 10 scenes depict dinosaurs in their natural habitat, with special lighting, sound effects, animatronics, and fog transporting you back in time. Touching of non-moving dinosaurs is encouraged and so is digging for fossils, riding on a back of a triceratops and jumping in a dinosaur themed inflatable. Explore our mysterious pre-historic past from Friday, June 27, to Sunday, June 29, at the Stockton Arena (248 W Fremont Street, Stockton). Price: $16 - $22 Learn more here:

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The City of Lathrop will celebrate its 25th anniversary of the incorporation at the newly built state-of-the-art Generations Center, 450 Spartan Way, across from Lathrop High School. The celebration includes fun for the whole family with an exciting entertainment line-up you won’t want to miss! On Saturday, June 28, there will be a 3-on-3 basketball and softball tournaments. The main entertainment will happen at the newly open Lathrop Generation Center from 5 to 10 p.m. You can expect live entertainment, food and craft vendors, Kid Zone, a dance competition, movie screening and skate and parkour course demos. On Sunday, June 29, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. in addition to food and craft vendors and a Kid Zone there will be a 5K run, police and military displays and a car and motorcycle show.  Price: FREE Learn more here:

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Are you Italian? Do you like Italian food? What about a real Italian party? If your answer is yes to at least one of these questions, you should definitely attend Festa Italiana, a celebration of all things Italian. It will take place at the Waterloo Gun and Bocce Club (4343 N. Ashley Lane, Stockton) on Sunday, June 29, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be delicious Italian food, sausages, pizza, lasagna, gelato, biscotti – the words are rolling off the tongue with a delicious hint of what’s about to come. Drop your children in the Bambini Zone with bounce houses, clowns, and Italian, shop the Mercato for pottery, jewelry, handmade goods and clothing, try Bocce for beginners with national champions and enjoy the entertainment featuring tenor Pasquale Esposito, Italian dancers and other local artists.Price: $5 - $7, children under 12 free Learn more here:

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Have more fun this weekend

• Have fun during an evening of country western songs at Pump Boys and Dinettes on Friday, June 27, at 7 p.m. at the Sierra Repertory Theatre ($26-$32). 

• Enjoy coffee and donuts and steak and bratwurst sandwiches at the Murphys-Angels Lions Club 7th annual Charity Classic Car Show on Saturday, June 28, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Utica Park in Angels Camp ($20).

• Lose your liver on the river this Saturday, June 28, at Jacob Meyers Park in Riverbank and float all the way to Modesto. (FREE)

• Get colorful during the Color Me Rad 5K on Sunday, June 29, at 9 a.m. at John Thurman Field in Modesto ($50).

• Enjoy Japanese food, cultural performances, and much more during Lodi Obon Festival on Saturday, June 28, and Sunday, June 29, from noon to 8 p.m. both days.


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