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Plenty to do this weekend
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Nothing to do in Manteca this weekend?
Guess again. There is everything from a carnival and street fair to concerts and more.
Free Girls Day Saturday
Girls Day at the Boys & Girls Club — a free conference designed to encourage sixth through eighth grade girls to be the best they can be — is this Saturday, April 2, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the clubhouse, 545 E. Alameda St.
The first session is dubbed “Discover Yourself.” The second session is “Be the Best You: Beauty Tips from Toni & Guy professionals.”
The free day of fun, Panda Express food, swag bags, photo booth, and T-shirts requires advance registration by contacting Alana Turner at the club at 249.7323 or email  Permission slips are required and can be picked up at the club.
Manteca Soroptimists are the main sponsors of the event with help from Panda Express, South San Joaquin Irrigation District, Toni & Guys, Without Permission, Monogram Magic, Moore’s Martial Arts, and John Trueb Dentistry.

Carnival Thursday
through Sunday
The Crossroads Street Fair carnival’s four-day run starts Thursday, March 31, at Orchard Valley between the old Best Buy building and JC Penney and runs through Sunday, April 3. Thursday hours are 5 to 11 p.m. while Friday, Saturday, and Sunday hours are noon to 11 p.m. Discounted ride tickets are available until noon on Thursday at the Manteca Visitors Center at Orchard Valley on Grove Street near the bell tower. For more information call the Visitors Center at 239.7229

Kick-off Party at
Library Park
The Manteca Convention & Visitors Bureau is celebrating the Crossroads Street Fair’s 20th year by adding a Kick-off Party on Friday, April 1, from 5 to 9 p.m.
It includes performances by the Sierra High School Jazz Ensemble and the Modesto Symphony Youth Orchestra Woodwind Quintet. Food is “Taco Truck” style, featuring Greek, BBQ, and Mexican and carnival foods. There will also be a wine and craft beer tasting at $10 per ticket.
Street Fair breakfast
Saturday & Sunday
The American Legion is hosting a street fair breakfast both Saturday and Sunday, April 2-3, from 7 to 11 a.m. at the Legion Post, 220 E. Yosemite Ave., in downtown Manteca. The Saturday breakfast is $8 and includes scrambled eggs, hash browns, sausage, coffee or orange juice. The Sunday breakfast is $5 and includes biscuits and gravy, coffee or orange juice.
20th annual
Street Fair
The 20th annual downtown Manteca Crossroads Street Fair staged by the Manteca Convention & Visitors Bureau is Saturday, April 2, and Sunday, April 3, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. For vendor information call 823.7229.

Sierra jazz band
concert Saturday
Hammar’s Helpers Team and the Sierra High Jazz Band will present an evening of music on Saturday, April 2, starting at 2 p.m. in the Sierra High cafeteria as a benefit for the Manteca Relay for Life. Admission is $5.
Spring Tea in Ripon
The Bethany Christian Services Guild is hosting a Spring Tea on Saturday, April 2, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Zion United Reformed Church, 1220 Canal Blvd., in Ripon. Admission is $15.