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Lathrop plans first ‘Movies in the Park’ of summer June 2
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There are plenty of things to do to keep you busy during the next several months in Lathrop thanks to a slate of community events aimed at bringing the city together.

On Monday, May 29, the city will host its annual Memorial Day ceremony at the Veteran’s Memorial Wall at Valverde Park – located at 15557 5th Street – at 11 a.m. The event, which is open to the public, aims to honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for the preservation of American freedoms, as well as those who served their country.

The event usually features a speaker, a song presentation, and involvement from various local veterans’ groups.

Later that same week, on June 2, the Lathrop Parks and Recreation Department will host its first “Movies in the Park” event at dusk at the Lathrop Generations Center – located across the street from Lathrop High School on Spartan Way.

Residents are encouraged to bring their own blankets and chairs to watch “Vivo” on June 2, and will be welcomed back on Friday, June 9 for “The Bad Guys” as well as on June 16 for “Minons.” All of the movies will be played in the amphitheater adjacent to the building and they are slated to begin at dusk.

The “Movies in the Park” event was one of the more popular events that the City of Lathrop hosted during the COVID-19 pandemic – allowing families the opportunity to socially distance outside while at the same time enjoying a community event with their fellow citizens.

The amphitheater at the Lathrop Generations Center will also play host to Friday night “Concerts in the Park” starting on July 7th at 7 p.m. The events will continue throughout the month of July on Friday nights with the event beginning at 7 p.m.

For additional information, or to find out about other offerings from the city’s parks and recreation department, visit their website at

 To contact Bulletin reporter Jason Campbell email or call 209.249.3544.