By DENNIS WYATT
Manteca Parks & Recreation’s first fall special event takes place on Friday, Oct. 11, when the Manteca Youth Advisory Commission stages the annual mother-son dance.
The evening dubbed “Pirate party” takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane.
It is designed for mothers, aunts and grandmothers to take their boys ages 3 to 15 out for a night of pirate-themed fun. The $25 per couple ticket purchased before Oct. 4 covers dinner, snacks, beverages, dancing, games, and contests. The charge is $5 for each additional boy. Tickets for couples jump to $35 after Oct. 4 with each additional boy costing $8 apiece.
The event may sell out which is why you are advised to purchase tickets in advance. There will be tickets at the door if it is not a sell-out.
Attendees are encouraged to come dressed in their favorite pirate attire.
The traditional Halloween carnival and haunted house is from 1:30 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane, from noon to 3 p.m.
It is designed for preschool through sixth graders. It will feature games for all ages, arts and crafts, costume contests, and treats. The costume contest takes place at 2 p.m.
The cost is $5 at the door. There is no charge for parents.
The slightly haunted house may not be suitable for all children. Organizers are advising parents to use discretion.
Manteca Parks & Rec a number of fitness and exercise classes for teens and adults
One is RIPPED — Resistance, Internal, Power, Plyometric, Endurance, Diet/Nutrition — offered Wednesdays from 9 to 10 a.m. at Cal Fit, 441 Main St. Another is Pi-Yo Live — a low-impact, high-intensity workout combining Yoga/Pilates-inspired moves with cardio designed to increase flexibility without weights or jumping. It is on Mondays from 10 to 11 a.m. and Fridays from 9 to 10 a.m.. It is also at Cal Fit. Both classes are taught by Nicole Perales.
The next RIPPED session starts Oct. 2. There are five classes in October. The registration deadline is Oct. 1.
The next Pi-Yo Live session starts Oct. 4 . There are eight classes in October. The deadline to register is Oct. 3.
Each month-long session is $35 for Manteca residents and $45 for non-residents.
Manteca Parks & Rec also offers classes for Zumba fitness, ballroom dance, and karate Ninjitsu.
For details go to mantecagov.com/parks and click on activity guide on the left hand side.