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POSTED February 6, 2014 1:15 a.m.

Crab feed AND a tri-tip dinner? Yes, please! The Lathrop High School Athletic Boosters crab feed/tri-tip dinner is Saturday, Feb. 8, at the FESM Hall, 230 N. Main St. You must be at least 21 to attend. A no-host bar will start at 5 p.m. and then dinner followed by dancing from 6 to 1 a.m. Tickets are available for $50 from Lathrop High coaching staff members, Karen Dell’Osso at 938-6357, Chuck Garcia at (510) 928-7849, or Elena Garcia at 629-9579.

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The 95th Manteca-Ripon Pentecost Society Presentation of the Queens takes place Saturday, Feb. 8, at the MRPS Hall, 133 N. Grant St. No-host cocktails are at 6 p.m., the marinated pork dinner at 7 p.m. and dancing from 9 p.m. to midnight to music provided by Alma. Adults are $12.50 and children 6 to 12 are $6. And pssst, kiddos under 6 are totally free!  For tickets call 825-6646

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What is better than a swap meet? A swap meet with hot rods and race cars! If fast cars are your thing, and you can’t resist picking up a thing or two during garage sales, then the 7th annual Stockton 99 Speedway Swap Meet is the right place for you. It is a Hot Rod, Race Car & Antique Collectibles Swap Meet, which of course features race cars and a hot rod car show! The Stockton 99 Speedway gates open on Sunday, Feb. 9, at 7 a.m., so wake up early and pack a good lunch. You will get hungry browsing through dozens of vendors with pretty knick-knacks and looking at brightly colored race cars. Vrooom vrooom!  Entry is $5. Learn more at

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Living in this part of California means you are either Portuguese or you wish you were. Even the main social hubs of the town, aka the MRPS Hall and the FESM Hall were originally founded by the Portuguese. Doesn’t matter to which group you belong, because to laugh with and at The Portuguese Kids (100% Chourico. 100% Papo Seco) is fun for everyone. Hailing from South Eastern Massachusetts, The Portuguese Kids are taking ethnic comedy to new heights with their live shows highlighting the funnier side of growing up Portuguese.  You can see them at Magnolia Elementary school theater in Oakdale on Sunday, Feb. 9, at 6 p.m. Doors open at 4 p.m.  The cost is $20. Learn more at

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Do you have a little princess at home, a princess that is simply obsessed by Disney’s princesses? Then you can most definitely make her eyes sparkle this weekend, because Disney on Ice is presenting Rockin’ Ever After. Princess Merida with her long, wild, curly, fiery red mane of hair will make her ice debut, while another redhead, Ariel, will make waves with Sebastian in a breathtaking performance. Belle and Rapunzel, with their entourages, will make you dance in your seat because the music is simply irresistible. Disney on Ice: Rockin’ Ever After opens on Thursday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m. in the Stockton Arena with more performances on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. If you miss them this weekend, the rocking musical show continues next week in Sacramento.  Prices are $17 to $48. Learn more at

OK, you took the kids to see Disney on Ice, now it’s time for some grown-up fun. Celebrate Valentine’s Day a tad early and head over to Lodi for the 17th annual Wine & Chocolate Weekend on Saturday, Feb. 8, and Sunday, Feb. 9, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Taste delicious Lodi wines and decadent chocolates at over 40 wineries in the Lodi appellation, get crazy about the perfect food-and-wine pairings and take home an event wine glass and a commemorative chocolate treat. You must be, of course, at least 21 years old to attend. Consider inviting another couple – there is no charge for designated drivers, and they can still sample food and other (non-alcoholic) beverages provided by the wineries.

Price: $45 in advance, $55 at the door. Learn more at

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Sweet potato pie time is not over, oh no. Thanksgiving may be long forgotten, but you can refresh the taste of a sweet, creamy pie at the Sweet Potatoe Festival on Saturday, Feb. 8, in the Samuel Pannell Meadowview Community Center in south Sacramento. There will be a sweet potato pie contest, games, food vendors with savory gumbo or mouth-watering ribs (plus delicacies like sweet potato ice cream), a DJ and live music. The festival starts at 11 a.m. and in the afternoon you can also see the Miss Black Sacramento and Miss Black Teen Sacramento contestants. The price is free Learn more at

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