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Saturday car show kicks off summer
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Manteca Police Departments new armored SWAT vehicle paid for with drug forfeiture funds will be on display Saturday at the Meet the Muscles event at the Manteca Senior Center. - photo by Photo by Richard Silverman

The temperature isn’t the only thing that’s “hot” on Saturday.
Manteca Parks & Recreation is conducting Hot Wheel races as part of its “Meet the Muscles” car show that also doubles as a kick-off for summer recreation offerings on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Manteca Senor Center, 295 Cherry Lane. The event features free refreshments, music, vendors, bounce houses and an array of things on wheels including the Manteca Police Departments new SWAT armored vehicle.
People are encouraged to bring their Hot Wheels to race in one of four categories: toddlers and kids’ ages 3 to 6, kids 7 to 12 years, teens 13 to 17, and adults 18 and older.
The car show will also allow kids and adults to explore the many varieties of specialty vehicles seen daily in the Central Valley including semi-trucks, farm machinery, tow trucks, police vehicles, and exotic cars.
Staff and contract instructors will also be on hand to answer questions about Parks & Recreation classes, programs, online registration, swim lesson, Tiny Tots sports, summer camp, Kids’ Zone, and more.

Swim lesson sign-ups
are now underway
You have the option of group or private swim lessons this summer through Manteca Parks & Recreation. Group lessons are offered on eight different skill levels with five programs designed for those 6 and older as well as three younger age specific programs for those nine months to three years, three to five years, and and four to six years.
New this year is August evening lessons after school starts.
There are five sessions. Four sessions cover two week periods, Monday through Thursday for eight lessons at 35 minutes each. The cost is $45 for Manteca residents and $55 for non-residents. Lessons take place at the Lincoln Park and Manteca High swimming pools. The upcoming sessions are June 6-16, June 20-30, July 5-14, and July 18-28. A one-week session Aug. 1-4 has prorated fees of $23 for city residents and $33 for non-city residents. Registration for upcoming sessions closes at 5 p.m. the prior Thursday.
Private swim lessons for 9 months through adults are available at the Manteca High and Lincoln Park pools for $105 for residents and $115 for non-residents. It consists of four Monday through Thursday 40-minute lessons. Lessons are offered June 6 through Aug. 25. There are sessions available on Saturday for private lessons. One session is June 4, 11, 18, and 25. The second session is July 2, 9, 16, and 23.
August evening lessons that start during the hours of 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. are Aug. 8-11, Aug. 15-18, and Aug. 22-25. Fees for the August evening lessons are $23 for residents and $33 for non-residents.

Prom set for June 10
The ninth annual Teen-Adult-Senior Prom “Goes to Hollywood” on Friday, June 10, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Manteca Senior Center, 205 Cherry Lane.
The evening includes dinner, beverages, and souvenir photo. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.
The prom is sponsored by the Youth Advisory Committee, Senior Advisory Committee, and Prestige Senior Living.
For more information call 456.8600.

Free Summer Splash
Water Safety Day
The Parks and Recreation Department in conjunction with the Manteca Fire Department is offering a free Summer Splash Water Safety Day on Saturday, June 11, from noon to 3 p.m. at Lincoln Pool on Powers Avenue.
Lifeguards and firefighters will give presentations and hands-on demonstrations throughout the day showing children how to be safe in and around water.  Light refreshments will be served. The free event will be followed with free open swim until 6 p.m.
To contact Dennis Wyatt, email