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.
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.
Deadline today for
Today is the deadline to purchase tickets for the Halloween Dinner Dance being staged Friday, Oct. 25, at the Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane from 5 to 9 p.m.
Tickets are $10 for the tri-tip dinner served with mashed potatoes, steamed veggies, green salad, dinner roll, butter, dessert, and non-alcoholic beverages. There is a costume contest although costumes are optional.
The event is for those 40 and older. No tickets will be sold at the door. If you have questions call 456-8650.
Brock Elliott School
carnival in Oct. 25
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 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.