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Manteca Rec offerings before & after school
Manteca Parks & Recreation Summer Camp celebrated its last day with water sponges at Neil Hafley School. - photo by HIME ROMERO/The Bulletin

Manteca Parks & Recreation’s popular after school Kids’ Zone program return Thursday, Aug. 4,  on the first day of classes in the Manteca Unified School District.
The state licenses 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 $20 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.

Food truck mania Aug. 14
One the biggest single day events ever staged by the Manteca Parks & Recreation Department — Manteca Food Truck Mania — returns to Woodward Park on Sunday, Aug. 14, from 3 to 8 p.m.
The inaugural event in April drew more than 6,000 people. It settled down to a more manageable 3,000 people in May.
The trucks will line the turnaround adjacent to the group picnic area. There will be bounce houses and other family activities.
Attendees are advised to bring cash as a number of food trucks don’t accept credit or debit cards.
SactoMoFood is organizing the food trucks. Future Food Truck Mania events are planned for the second Sunday of each month through October under the auspices of the Manteca Parks
For information on Manteca Parks & Recreation programs call 456.8600.