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Calvary trunk or treat kicks off events tonight
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Youngsters trick or treat during a previous Downtown Manteca Safe Halloween event. This year’s Safe Halloween is from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday. - photo by Bulletin file photo

The season of Halloween, harvest festivals, and old-fashioned kids’ carnivals is now underway

Calvary Community Church gets things underway tonight from 6 to 9 p.m. with a free Trunk or Treat family-style event on the church grounds, 1505 Moffat Blvd. 

Organized “trunks” of cars in the parking lot will offer all the candy kids need. There will be free bounce houses for the kids.

Vendors will sell hot dogs, burgers, tacos, and tri tip sandwiches.

Safe Halloween 


The biggest Manteca event of the season — Downtown Safe Halloween — takes place this Saturday. 

It is just one of a number of events coming up from trunk or treat endeavors to carnivals.

Five groups are combining to stage the long running Downtown Manteca Safe Halloween tradition on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 10:30 a.m. until noon.

Parents are invited to bring their small children to go trick or treating at participating downtown businesses. Participating merchants will have an orange jack o’ lantern flyer in their windows.

The free event is sponsored by Manteca Downtown Businesses, Sierra High Interact Club, Manteca Parks & Recreation Department, Manteca Fire Department, and Manteca Police Department.

Trunk or treat Saturday

at Manteca Museum

The third annual Trunk or Treat takes place Saturday, Oct. 26, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Manteca Historical Society & Museum, 600 West Yosemite Ave.

There will be games and treats for children. The cost is $1 per family.

Shasta School harvest

festival is next Tuesday

The Shasta School annual Harvest Festival takes place Tuesday, Oct. 29, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Edison Street elementary campus.

The event will feature games, a costume contest, treats, food, and fun.

Manteca Parks & Rec

Halloween carnival

The Manteca Parks and Recreation Halloween Carnival and Haunted House is on Saturday, Oct. 26, from noon to 3 p.m. at the Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane.

It is designed for children from preschool through sixth grade.

It includes games, arts and crafts, costume contests (starting at 2 p.m.) as well as a haunted house. The haunted house may not be suitable for all children.

Tickets are $5 per child at the door. There is no charge for parents.

Brock Elliott School

carnival is today

The Brock Elliott School Fall Carnival is at the school campus on Friday, Oct. 25, from 5 to 8 p.m.

There will be food, games, pie eating contest, costumes, music and trunk or treat. 

Safe Halloween

Oct. 30 at St. Paul’s

The free Safe Halloween Carnival takes place Wednesday, Oct. 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. at St Paul’s United Methodist Church 910 E. North Street.

It is open to the community with free hot dogs, games, petting zoo and everything for the young at heart. The carnival is sponsored by St Paul’s Wednesday Night Revive Group.