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POSTED February 13, 2010 1:35 a.m.
Birds in garden topic of Feb. 15 library gathering

The Manteca Garden Club will meet Monday, Feb. 15, at 12:30 p.m. in the McFall Room of the Manteca Public Library.

The McFall Room is located on Center Street directly behind the library.

The guest speaker this month is Harry Dedini, past district director of the Valley Lode District of the California Garden Clubs.

Dedini, a rosarian, is a Master Gardener. He’s also very knowledgeable in many areas of gardening and horticulture.

He will speak on “Birds in your garden,” and will discuss how to attract, feed, and the benefits of birds in the garden.

The public is welcome to attend the Manteca Garden Club function.

The group is also gearing up for the Spring Garden Tour planned for the Saturday, May 8, prior to Mother’s Day.

The event will be the main fund raiser of the year, with proceeds going to civic beautification and scholarships for students attending the Manteca schools.

For further information, call Sandi Larson at (209) 825-6700.

Manteca Morning Rotary crab feed set for Feb. 27

The Manteca Morning Rotary’s annual Harry Van Rys Crab Feed takes place Saturday, Feb. 27, at the Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane.

The no host bar opens at 5:30 p.m. followed by a full served dinner complete with wine on the table at 6:30 p.m. Music and dancing follows at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $35 each.

More than $35,000 in scholarships have been awarded to local high school students since 2001.

For tickets contact Dennis King at 456-0857 or drop by Mountain Valley Express, 1019 Bessemer Ave.

MRPS Hall fish dinner Feb. 17

The MRPS Hall is staging a fish dinner at the hall, 133 N. Grant St., on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 17, from 4 to 7:30 p.m.

Adult tickets are $12.50 while children tickets (12 and under) are $6. Dinner includes fish, potatoes, green beans, salad, bread and dessert. Takeout is available. For tickets call either 823-6560 or 823-3963 or else Fagundes Meats 239-4184.

Ravioli the Clown at Manteca Library

On Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 4 p.m., the Manteca Branch Library presents Ravioli the Clown for an hour of amazing enchantment you won’t soon forget.  

Ravioli has been working his magic with children of all ages for more than 20 years.  His playful charm and outrageous sense of silliness will definitely brighten up your day while inspiring children to read, learn, and explore.  Ravioli always makes sure to conjure up a powerful message with every program: Reading is the magical pathway to understanding the world around us.  So check out the Library for additional information and resources.

This free program is provided through the generosity of the Friends of the Manteca Library. The Manteca Branch Library is part of the Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library and is located at 320 W Center St.  For more information, call (866) 805-7323 (READ) (County), (209) 937-8221 (Stockton), or visit www.stockton.lib.ca.us.

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