Preparing for a Ripon tradition every Sunday this month are singers with the Ripon Oratorio Society who'll celebrate the season with the 64th presentation of Handel's "Messiah" On Sunday, Dec. 6, at 3 p.m. at the Immanuel Christian Reformed Church, Fourth and Orange streets.
The Manteca Mural Society is hosting its very first Student Mural Contest where a student or group of students who attend or live within Manteca Unified School District boundaries has/have an opportunity to paint a mural on a building located in Manteca. Contestants must submit a mural design to the Manteca Mural Society by Dec. 1.
RIPON - A fire engine manned by a crew of cancer surviving firefighters is sweeping across the U.S. with their message of awareness and early diagnosis targeted at other fire service personnel. Fire Chief Dennis Bitters is hosting that crew Friday morning at 9 a.m. in front of Station One.
STOCKTON - Phil Gilberston, provost at University of the Pacific, has been selected to write a book on the history of the University, it was announced this week. Gilbertson's book will focus mostly on the past 40 years of Pacific's history but will include a narrative of the first 120 years.
The Manteca Kindred Arts Concert Association will present the second concert on its 23rd anniversary season with dramatic soprano Alexis Magaró on Saturday, Nov. 21, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Powers Avenue and North Street.