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Kids Drive-in Party this Friday
Couples dance during the Manteca Parks & Recreations Teen-Senior Prom earlier this summer. - photo by HIME ROMERO/The Bulletin

Youth aged 2 to 6 are invited to bring their ride-on toy cars or power ride-ons to Friday’s Kids’ Drive-In party being staged by the Manteca Parks & Recreation Department.
The event features games, crafts, decorating race-inspired cookies, and using their imagination to detail and fix “the cars” before watching a short film while sitting in their cars and enjoying movie snacks.
The 6 to 8 p.m. event takes place at the Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane.
The cost is $25 for residents and $35 for non-residents. A parent or caretaker must accompany each participant.
Kids’ Zone starts Aug. 4
Manteca Parks & Recreation’s popular after school Kids’ Zone program return on Aug. 4 on the first day of classes in the Manteca Unified School District.
The state licensed programs are offered on school days — including minimum days at nine elementary schools.  They are Brock Elliott, Joshua Cowell, McParland Main, McParland Annex, Neil Hafley, New Haven, Stella Brockman, Veritas, and Walter Woodward.
The supervised programs encompass games, arts and crafts, science and cooking projects, outdoor play, time for homework, and a light snack.
All fees are handled through the recreation department and not the individual school sites.
There is an annual application fee of $20 per student with non-city resident youth $30. The fees per child per program are $120 monthly, $50 weekly, or $20 daily for drop-ins.
There are three programs:
uThe After School, program that operates from school dismissal to 6 p.m.
uThe KinderZone program that operates from dismissal  of morning kindergarten until 3:30 p.m. at Joshua Cowell, McParland Annex, Neil Hafley, Stella Brockman, Veritas, and Walter Woodward.
uBefore School program that runs from 6:30 a.m. until the start of the regular school day at McParland, McParland Annex, Neil Hafley, Stella Brockman, Veritas, and Walter Woodward. It is also offered at Brock Elliott from 7 to 8:45 a.m.