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Easter Bunny is hopping around downtown Friday
DENNIS WYATT/The Bulletin Eddie Torres of the Downtown Business Alliance Manteca poses with the Easter Bunny that is visiting downtown Manteca on Friday from 1 to 3 p.m. as part of Easter activities.

Hop into the Easter spirit in downtown Manteca on Friday, April 19, from 1 to 3 p.m.

The Downtown Business Alliance Manteca has made arrangements for the Easter Bunny to drop by as part of its inaugural Downtown with the Easter Bunny event.

The event will include candy at participating merchants, a golden egg hunt for gift certificates, and pictures with the Easter Bunny.

Free Manteca 

community egg

 hunt on Saturday

The longest running community egg hunt tradition in Manteca — the Manteca Noon Kiwanis free Easter egg hunt — starts at 11 a.m. sharp on Saturday, April 20, at the Northgate Softball Complex on Hoyt m Lane off of Northgate Drive.

There will be 8,000 plastic eggs filled with candy for three different age groups. There will also be a free raffle that includes bicycle giveaways.

Free egg hunt event

at Cornerstone Church

Cornerstone Community Church is planning a free Easter egg hunt event for children ages 3 to 12 on Saturday, April 20, from 1 to 3 p.m.

It also includes games, inflatables and prizes.

The church is located at 17900 Comconex Road off of East Highway 120 east of Austin Road. For more information go to or call 209.825.1220.

DHM Auxiliary selling

Easter See’s Candies

The Doctors Hospital of Manteca Auxiliary is now selling Easter See’s Candies as part of its ongoing fundraiser that supports their college scholarships for students who are pursuing careers in healthcare.

The auxiliary volunteers have a variety of Easter chocolate candies for sale in the gift shop located in the hospital’s main lobby. The auxiliary is encouraging members of the community to stop by the hospital on Saturday, April 20, to snap a photo with the Easter Bunny and buy some chocolates.

The auxiliary sells See’s Candies in the hospital gift shop year-round and has special packages available for holidays such as Valentine’s Day, Christmas and Easter. Prices are the same as in the larger See’s Candies stores in Modesto and Stockton.