Rina's Run, an annual Half-Marathon Run & 5K Run/Walk, held to raise awareness and funding for the Ripon High Stadium Project, is adding an exciting feature this year – Ratto Bros Healthy Kids Fun Fair so kids can play while their parents run. Check it out on Saturday, May 9. Registration opens at 6:30 a.m. For more info go to www.rinasrun.com
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The Italian Catholic Federation will be having its annual "All You Can Eat" shrimp dinner Saturday, May 2, at the St. Anthony Church gym. No-host cocktails begin at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7. Dinner will include pesto pasta, salad, bread, dessert, and beverages. Don Garibaldi will provide accordion music. There will be a raffle and silent auction of baked goods. Tickets are $35 each ($17.50 for children ages 12 and younger), and are available from Ida at 209.982.5710, Marilyn at 209.612.7770, or Anna at 209.403.7634.
St. Anthony of Padua School is celebrating its 60th anniversary with their first annual auction dinner on Saturday, April 25. Please call 209.401.6712 for more information.
The Manteca High School Band Boosters is hosting an All-You-Can-Eat-Spaghetti Dinner at the Manteca Transit Center (220 Moffat Blvd.) on Saturday, April 18, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. There will be a no-host bar, spaghetti, salad, rolls, and silent dessert auction. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door. Please call 209.610.4025 for tickets or more information about the event.
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It's time to gamble – for a great cause. Agape Villages presents a Poker Tournament at the Manteca Senior Center (295 Cherry Lane) on Friday, April 10, from 7 to 11 p.m. to support foster children. The entry fee is $40 per player. For more information, please call Nina at 209.992.8346 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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McParland School's Pancake/Omelet Breakfast is scheduled for Saturday, March 28, at 1601 Northgate Dr. from 7 to 11 a.m. More than 30 baskets and a handmade quilt will be available for raffle, and proceeds from the event will benefit the eighth grade class. Tickets are $6 at the door. For more info, please call 209.858.7290.
American Legion Post 249 is staging a corned beef and cabbage dinner on Saturday, March 21, at the Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane. Doors open at 5 p.m. with dinner beginning at 6. Tickets are $13 per person. For tickets, call Penny at 209.470.8691.
The spaghetti dinner for the Jeff Gonsalez Memorial Scholarship is today from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Manteca High cafeteria. Takeout meals are available. Adults are $8 and children 12 and under $5. For tickets call April at 403.1956 or Wilma at 823.4938. Tickets are also available at the door.
The FESM Fish Dinner is Friday, Feb. 27, at the FESM Hall, 240 N. Main St., Manteca with takeout from 5 to 6 p.m. The doors for the sit-down dinner open at 6 with a dinner of lingcod fish, potatoes, bread, salad, and dessert served at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children 6 to 12. For tickets contact Frank at 209.595.3558.
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Almond Blossom Festival is here! Start your weekend right with some tasty breakfast. Ripon Grange #511 is holding its 53rd annual Almond Blossom Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 21, from 6 to 10 a.m. at the Grange Hall, 827 Ripona Ave., Ripon. Tickets for adults are $7 when purchased in advance or $8 at the door. Please call Helen at 209.599.7110 for more information.
The Pregnancy Help Center's annual crab feed is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 14, at the Manteca Senior Center. The evening will begin with wine and cheese tasting from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., and feature silent, live and dessert auctions. Dinner will begin at 6:30. The menu includes salad, pesto and marinara pasta, bread and of course, marinated crab. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased online at www.omgpregnant.org. For more information, please call 209.640.2171.
Take your dad out for a fabulous breakfast hosted by the Ripon VFW Post 1051 (12455 W. Ripon Road) and sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary on Sunday, June 21, from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Enjoy eggs any style, omelets, waffles, and more for a suggested donation $8-$10. Please call 209.599.6815 for more information.
New York Diamonds' Customer Appreciation Party is on Saturday, June 13, from noon to 5 p.m. at their location at 1167 S. Main Street. Come and enjoy appetizers and drinks and enter a drawing for a beautiful diamond necklace.
Tony & Mrs. K's Bakery & Cafe (1195 E Yosemite Avenue, Manteca) is celebrating their second anniversary! Come enjoy an open house today and sample fresh pastries, breads, breakfast and lunch items and enjoy their fresh roasted coffee for free.
Colony Oak Elementary School's 7th grade is having a garden sale. All of the plants are grown at the school and taken care of by kids. The sale will be held in the school parking lot today, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
St. Anthony of Padua Parish School Barn Dance and Rib Feed will take place in the school gym (505 E North Street) on Saturday, May 16, from 5 to 11 p.m. Dinner will consist of all-you-can-eat Fagundes tri-tip and ribs, baked potato with all the fixings, salad and bread. This is a fun-filled family event with face painting, games, and dancing. Tickets are $30 for adults, $15 for ages 5-12 and children 4 and under are free. For more information, please call Dawn McElrath at 209.481.2448.
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