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Middle school dance is Friday at Neil Hafley
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The next Manteca Parks and Recreation middle school dance takes place this Friday at Neil Hafley School.
Organizers had hoped to return to the larger Golden West School Community Gym. They got word this week, however, from Manteca Unified officials that construction work is not to the point that Golden West can be used again.
Given that the Neil Hafley facility is a smaller gym, only the first 400 participants will be admitted.
The dance is coordinated by the Manteca Youth Advisory Commission. It is from 6 to 9 p.m. while the ticket window opens at 5:30 p.m. Admission is $5 at the door.
The dance is open to Manteca Unified students in the sixth to eighth grade only. Student ID cars are required. There are no in/out privileges. Security is provided by the Manteca Police Department.
The dance features a DJ and lights as well as glow items for sale and a snack bar.

Hottest ticket of
the year on sale
Judging by the demand last year, the hottest tickets to get in February are to the Manteca Youth Advisory father-daughter dance.
This year’s theme is “Once Upon a Time”. There are two dates to choose from for the enchanted evening at the Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane. They are Friday, Feb. 24, and Saturday, Feb. 25, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. each evening.
The event is designed for fathers, uncles and grandfathers and their daughters, nieces and granddaughters. The evening offers dinner, music, dancing, and fun.
Tickets thru Feb. 19 are $25 per couple and $5 for each additional girl. After Feb. 19 the tickets jump to $15 per couple and $8 for each additional girl.
Tickets must be paid for with either cash or check and are sold in advance at the recreation office at 252 Magnolias Ave. or at the senior center. The event may sell out as it did last year so there is no guarantee that tickets will be sold at the door. Due to limited capacity no spectators are allowed.
If you have questions call 456.8600.