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FESM kicks off crab feed season this Saturday
Helping promote the Nile Garden School Community Club’s crab feed are Aaron Mackey, Lawrence Silveira, Dannielle Heath, Joel Johnston, Dylann Heath, Hannah Heath, and Patrick Silveira. - photo by Photo Contributed
The Festa do Espirito Santo Manteca (FESM) is starting off a string of back-to-back crab feeds.
The FESM fresh marinated crab feed is this Saturday, Jan. 10, from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the MRPS Hall, 133 N. Grant St. The MRPS Hall is being used while the FESM Hall is being remodeled
Tickets are $40 for adults and $20 for children 6 to 12 years of age.
Dinner is at 7 p.m. while dancing to the sounds of Erminio Lemos is from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
For more information or tickets call Manuel Bento at 838-2436 or Carlos Gaspar at 825-5089.

Boys & Girls Club crab feed Jan. 17
The 28th annual Manteca/Lathrop Boys & Girls Club crab feed is Saturday, Jan. 17, at the MRPS Hall, 133 Grant St., starting with no-host cocktails from 6 to 7 p.m. followed immediately by dinner. Dancing will be from 9 p.m. until midnight. Tickets are $40 each.
The fundraiser — which comes on the heels of the telethon — is the second largest local source of income for the club that provides programs for 1,700 youth. The telethon raised $109,000, some $41,000 short of the goal.
This year, they are also serving marinated crab along with the usual plain crab fare, pasta prepared by DeVega Brothers, salad, bread and wine.
They have added live music this year featuring the 2008 Manteca Idol winner and the band that are donating their services for free.
There is also a drawing and an auction.
Tickets may be purchased at the Manteca Boys and Girls Club. They will also be available at a later date at German Glas Werks on East Yosemite Avenue.
Or to reserve a ticket, call ticket chairpersons Connie Meintasis (823-5828) or Arlene Seavor at (823-5356.)

Nile Garden crab feed is Jan. 24
Nile Garden School’s Community Club is holding their 39th Annual Crab Feed at the MRPS Hall, 133 Grant St., on Saturday, Jan. 24, from 6 p.m. to midnight.   
The price is $35 for the dinner/dancing tickets.  You’ll enjoy a baked potato, salad, wine, bread, and of course, all you can eat crab.  For tickets call Stacie 823-4025. 

Escalon Kiwanis crab feed Jan. 24
The Escalon Kiwanis fifth annual crab fed is Saturday, Jan. 24, at the Escalon Community Center, 1055 Escalon-Bellota Ave.
Proceeds support Escalon High scholarships, Key Club, Builder’s Club, and the youth of the Escalon community.
Tickets are $40 each.
The no-host bar opens at 6 p.m. Diner is at 7 p.m.
For tickets, contact Nick Berhorst at 402-1883.