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Del Webb car show, free movie & sopas
This vehicle is among the cars already registered for this Saturday’s car show at Del Webb at Woodbridge that is taking place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. - photo by Photo Contributed
The best things in Manteca this weekend might just be free.

You can enjoy everything from a laid back car show complete with live band at Del Webb at Woodbridge and free movies coupled with an up and coming Manteca band at Woodward Park to a traditional Portuguese festa meal, all for no charge.

Car show Saturday at Del Webb at Woodbridge
The Wheels of Woodbridge Car Club are staging their third annual car show Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The show includes a band, a lunch including a hot dog, chips and a drink for $3, a bake sale by the Second Harvest volunteers, and a venue second to none alongside Woodbridge’s Rockwell Lake.  

The show is sponsored by Second Harvest Food Bank, Del Webb, and PMZ Real Estate. Cars already lined up for showing include a restored to original 1941 Chevrolet Business Coupe, a hand-built commemorative 1953 Corvette, 1927 – 1937 Ford Roadsters and Coupes, first generation Camaros, and many, many more.  

Cash prizes will be awarded to the Peoples’ Choice in eight categories.

There is no charge for spectators. Participants are only asked to contribute a $20 registration fee for which they will receive a $10 tax deductible donation receipt from Second Harvest.  Entry forms can be obtained by contacting the Car Club President at   

All proceeds from the show itself, the food concession and the bake sale will be given to Second Harvest to help feed the needy throughout the Manteca community.  The residents at Woodbridge would like all of Manteca to know that they consider themselves part of the greater Manteca community and this is one of their many ways to give to that community. All Mantecans are invited to the show at the clubhouse at the heart of the Del Webb neighborhood off north Union Road just north of Lathrop Road.

Movies in the Park Saturday at Woodward
The animated comedy “Planet 51” kicks off the third annual Movies in the Park this Saturday at Woodward Park.

There is no charge for the movie series that runs on Saturdays through the end of July. It starts this Saturday at 7 p.m. with the up and coming Manteca band “Mars Hill Revisited” performing. The film starts after dusk. There will also be a kid’s tent with games set up each week.

There will be booths offering movie staples such as water, sodas, popcorn, candy, hot dogs and such. Prices are meant to be affordable with soda and water, for example, costing one dollar. Those attending have the option of bringing their own food and drinks.

Those attending are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs to the event being staged by DeCristo Productions. Helping offset expenses are sponsors Phil Waterford’s Manteca Ford, South San Joaquin Irrigation District, and Bill Broughton Farmers Insurance.

Those attending the Movies in the Park are not permitted to bring alcoholic beverages as coolers and bags may be checked. Leashed dogs are welcome in designated areas with some restrictions applying. Children under 16 must have adult supervision.

FESM festa set this weekend
The Festa do Espirito Santo de Manteca (FESM) is staging its 78th Annual Festa at the FESM Hall located at 230 N. Main St. on Saturday and Sunday

On Saturday, July 10, the Holy Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m., followed by sweet bread and cheese for those present. There will be dancing from 8 p.m. to midnight with the presentation of queens and officers at 9 p.m.

On Sunday, July 11, the parade will leave the FESM Hall at 9:30 a.m. and march to St. Anthony’s church for Portuguese/English Mass at 10:45 a.m. Monsignor Myron Cota, from the Fresno Diocese will be officiating. The parade will then return to the hall after mass where a traditional free meal of sopas and meat will be served to the public. There will be an auction throughout the afternoon. Sopas and meat will be served again in the evening and dancing will follow from 8 p.m. to midnight.