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Park Fest July 30 at Woodward focuses on past
Lincoln Pool on Powers Avenue is the place to keep cool. - photo by Bulletin file photo

A stroll down Manteca’s memory lane is planned for Saturday, July 30, at Woodward Park.
That’s when the Park Fest celebrating the history of Manteca takes place at the park’s picnic pavilion from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Lead organizer Joe Brocchini is billing it as a time for “classmates, friends, and neighbors to share the history of Manteca.”
The event itself is free. Those attending are encouraged to bring their own chair, old photos and plenty of stories to share.
There will be a BBQ, raffle prizes, antique ag show and music by disc jockey Angel Soto.
Exhibitors include the Manteca Museum, Manteca Mural Society, East Union Memorial Cemetery, Great Valley Bookfest, The Cpl. Charles Palmer Troop Support and the Gone But Not Forgotten Committee.
There will also be food booths such as Top Dogs Hot Dog Stand as well as soda and water available for purchase.  And what Manteca gathering would be complete when it comes to food if Fagundes Meats wasn’t there offering their tri-tip sandwiches?
For more information go to of Manteca, call Brocchini at 209.247.2034 or email

Lacrosse camp
Lacrosse — a contact team sport that traces its roots back to the Native American Iroquois — may be coming to Manteca as a recreation sport.
It all depends upon the interest shown in the upcoming Skyhawks Lacrosse Camp for ages 6 through 12 being staged by the Manteca Parks and Recreation Department July 18-22 at Northgate Park.
Lacrosse combines basic skills used in soccer, basketball, and hockey into one fast-pace game. Participants will learn the fundamentals of stick-handling, cradling, passing, and shooting in what is described as “a fun, non-checking environment.” Sticks, gloves and helmets are all provided. Participants receive a T-shirt and player evaluation. The participant-to-coach ratio is 12-to-1.
The five day camp from July 17-22 is from 9 a.m. to noon each day. The fee is $159 for residents and $169 for non-residents. The deadline to register is July 15.

Co-ed volleyball camp
The July 18-22 co-ed volleyball camp session for ages 12 to 15 is at Golden West School gym from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The fee is $48 for residents and $48 for non-residents. Registration deadline is July 15.

Junior lifeguard clinic
The upcoming Junior Lifeguard clinic is ideal for re-enforcing safety even if a participant ultimately doesn’t want to become a lifeguard.
The program is flexible enough in the ability to add instructors to meet demand that registration is open until the day prior to the start of each session.
Participants are required to know how to swim for the two-day weekend clinic conducted at Lincoln Pool. Participants need to bring a sack lunch, water, towel, change of clothes, sunscreen, glasses and hat. They will receive a Junior Lifeguard T-shirt.
The next session is Saturday-Sunday, July 16-17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. The cost is $30 for residents and $40 for non-residents.

Scuba diving, lap swimming & water aerobics
An introduction to scuba classes for those 10 and older is scheduled for Sunday, July 24, from 10 a.m.  to noon at the Manteca High pool. The cost is $10 or $20 for non-residents
 Lap swimming for all ages takes place Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Manteca High through Aug. 2. No pre-registration is required. You simply pay the $2 per session fee at the entrance to Manteca High swimming pool. A minimum of five swimmers are needed for the session to take place.
Water aerobics for men and women 17 and older take place Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30 to 8:15 a.m. at the Lincoln pool. The $5 per session fee is payable at the door.
For information on Manteca Parks & Recreation programs call 456.8600.

To contact Dennis Wyatt, email