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Tying purple ribbons for Relay for Life
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When purple ribbons start showing up tied around trees and signposts throughout the community then you know the Manteca Relay for Life is getting near.

Allicia Butler reports volunteers will be “painting the town purple” on Sunday, May 3, by tying purple ribbons around various poles and such throughout Manteca.

The actual Relay for Life is Saturday, May 16, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the East Union High’s Dino Cunial Field.

Relay for Life will go for 12 hours rather than a 24-hour event as in years past. Everything will remain the same – the opening ceremony, the Luminaria, and the caregivers /survivors recognition along with various booths.

Relay for Life is the world’s largest and most effective fundraising event for the American Cancer Society.  Communities throughout the globe come together to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and to take action to finish the fight once and for all.

For more information, email Debi Cantrell at or click on to

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Got Talent? show set for Saturday

The Manteca Youth Advisory Commission and GK Music are presenting “Got Talent?” on Saturday, April 25, at the Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane. 

Among the competition are singers, dancers, musicians, bands, comics, magicians and other talented youth, teens and young adults ages 5-21. 

Spectator tickets for the event are available for $5 presale at the Manteca Parks and Recreation office and the Manteca Senior Center now through April 24. Tickets at the door will be $8. For more information call 209.456.8623.

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Spring Tea Sunday at Senior Center

Tickets are still available for the “Spring Tea” Social, presented by the Silver Servers of the Manteca Senior Center. 

The event takes place on Sunday, April 26, beginning at 1p.m. Tickets are $14 each or $100 for a table of eight. The menu includes three different types of teas, biscotti, tea sandwiches, and assorted sweets. 

This event is for seniors and their family and friends; all those ages 40 years and older are welcome. For additional information, call the Senior Center at 209.456.8650.