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Looking for a new friend? Look no further! Come out to the Petsmart in Manteca and find your new furry friend on Saturday, Oct. 11, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Stockton Animal Shelter will display adoptable dogs of all sizes, colors, and breed. All adoptions are free!

Score a deal and get your hands on new and nearly new clothes for the whole family during the San Joaquin Delta College Fashion Program’s Nearly New Sale at the Danner Hall (San Joaquin Delta College, 5151 Pacific Avenue, Stockton) on Friday, Oct. 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

What are you doing this weekend?

If you are a proper Mantecan, on Saturday you should be heading to the Bay Area. No, not to leave your beloved hometown behind, but to support a herd of fellow Mantecans who will battle their turf enemy Oakdale at the new Levi’s Stadium, home of the San Francisco 49ers. The Manteca Buffaloes team will take on the Oakdale Mustangs on Saturday, Oct. 11, at noon as a part of their Friday Night Lights series. The Buffs were selected as one of two teams to open the very first game back in August, but after some problems the game was actually moved to Saturday and a couple more teams were added to the line-up to keep things exciting. Their new opponent is Oakdale, so the game will be especially intense since the rivalry between the teams is well-documented. Don’t miss it!

Price: $20

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Days are getting shorter, nights are getting longer, and spooky things are crawling from their hide-outs because they know ‘tis the season for all things scary! Start the Halloween month on the right note during the second annual Spooktacular Movie Night at Weber Point (221 N Center Street, Stockton) on Friday, Oct. 10, at 6:30 p.m. The movies at the Point series ran all summer long, and this is the grand finale of the popular event that attracts tons of families every Friday. The gates of Weber Point open at 5:30 p.m. and before the movie “The Haunted Mansion” starts at dusk, your children can participate in a costume trick-or-treat parade, face painting, games and more. Don’t forget to bring your chair and a blanket, it gets cold after dark!

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October is pumpkin time and the Central Valley is a pumpkin mecca for lovers of all things orange! Fantozzi Farms (2665 Sperry Ave., Patterson) is already open for its 12th annual Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch with plenty of fun for the whole family. The biggest draw is of course their two huge corn mazes covering about 25 acres. When you find your way through the labyrinth of corn – paths are over five miles long – and discover all 12 hidden checkpoints in the maze, you have a chance to win a free pumpkin. Every Friday and Saturday night the mazes will get a couple of creeptacular additions like scary clowns and you will have to make your way through the darkness accompanied by only a flashlight. But if you don’t enjoy getting random creatures jumping at you, Fantozzi Farms is offering more peaceful activities such as corn cannons, pipe slides, cow train rides and pig races. The farm is open every Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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Riverbank is the place to be this weekend because the small and quaint town will be totally transformed during the 39th annual Cheese and Wine Exposition. This year, the City of Riverbank has taken on the task of coordinating and hosting the event and they already did all the tweaking – for the better. For the first time, they are adding craft beers to the mix and they also moved cheese and wine tasting outside so you can enjoy fresh air as you stroll from booth to booth. Each food vendor is required to have a cheese item so you can truly indulge in the best that the Central Valley has to offer. In addition to local award-winning wines and tantalizing craft beers for adults, the street faire will be filled with a full carnival and a fantastic kids’ area with rides and games.

Price: $30 for cheese and wine tasting, general admission to the festival is free

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It’s time to dance! To the delight of dozens of local dads and daughters, The Youth Advisory Commission with the City of Manteca organized a dad-daughter dance earlier this year. Well, now it’s time for moms to get their dance shoes on, because the first-ever “Diamonds and Denim: A Mother-Son Dance” will be on Friday, Oct. 10, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Manteca Senior Center (295 Cherry Lane). You don’t have to be a mom to invite the young men in your life for a date, aunts and grandmothers count too. Your companionship should be between 4 and 14 years old to fully enjoy the special day, and ties are fully optional. Tickets include refreshments, music and dancing and you can buy them in advance or at the door.

Price: $20 per couple ($5 each additional son); tickets at the door will be $30 per couple ($8 each additional son)

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Have more fun this weekend!

uBrian Wilson, the Mozart of Rock, will perform at the Gallo Center for the Arts on Thursday, Oct. 9, at 7:30 p.m. ($79-$119)

u8th Annual Sacramento Horror Film Festival (Colonial Theatre, 3522 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento) will make the blood in your veins freeze on Friday, Oct. 10, from 4 p.m. ($50-$75)

uSee a classic love story during Delta College Drama’s performance of “Romeo & Juliet” at the Alred H. Muller Studio Theatre (San Joaquin Delta College, 5151 Pacific Avenue, Stockton) on Friday, Oct. 10, and Saturday, Oct. 11, at 8 p.m. or on Sunday, Oct. 12, at 2 p.m. 

uSt. Mary’s High School Theatre presents a hilarious performance of “The Pink Panther Strikes Again” at the Stockton Civic Theatre (2312 Rosemarie Lane, Stockton) on Friday, Oct. 10, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 11, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. ($15)

uMonster Truck Madness will erupt at the Stockton 99 Dirt Track (San Joaquin County Fairgrounds, 1658 S Airport Way, Stockton) on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 11 – 12, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. ($10-$12)

uThe Valley’s biggest Tequila tasting event, Festival de Agave 2014, will start at Casa Flores Marina (3201 Benjamin Holt Drive, Stockton) on Saturday, Oct. 11, at 5 p.m. ($30)

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