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.
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
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.
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.