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St. Anthony’s School calling all crafters
Are you artistically gifted? Do you create a special something that everyone wants? Are you looking for a place to display your talents?

If you answered yes to all of the above questions, St. Anthony’s School has a booth for you at their popular annual Holiday Luncheon which is now in its 42nd year.

This year’s event, the biggest annual fund-raiser for the school, will be held Nov. 7 from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For further details about reserving a booth, call Jennifer Carranza via the school office at (209) 823-4513.

Oak Valley Art Society art show
ESCALON — The Oak Valley Art Society’s 2009 Fall Art show will be held the weekend of Oct. 17-18 at the Escalon Library, 1540 Second Street.

The event on Saturday will begin at noon and end at 5 p.m. On Sunday, guests will be welcome from noon until 2 p.m. followed by an hour-long reception for the artists from 2 to 3 p.m.

Several members of the Oak Valley Art society are artists from Manteca.

For more information about the Oak Valley Art Society of the upcoming fall art show, call Dorothy Tolas, secretary, at (209) 845-0655

Ripon senior potluck Monday
The monthly meeting of the local Ripon Senior Fellowship Group will be held this Monday, Sept. 28, at 6 p.m. at the Ripon Senior Center, 433 S. Wilma Ave.

Attendees are asked to bring their own table service (utensils) and a good-sized portion of salad, main dish or dessert.

This month’s program will feature Chuck Hoag doing his magic tricks. The program gets underway at 7 p.m.

Rainbow Girls plan spaghetti dinner
The Manteca Rainbow Girls Spaghetti Dinner takes place Saturday, Sept. 26, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Masonic Hall on Powers Avenue near North Street.

The cost is $5 per person

Book bonanza at Manteca library
The Manteca Branch Library will present a special Book Bonanza at 4 p.m. today.

During this time, the Manteca Storytime Lady will read stories that will unleash your imagination, and inspire a love of reading.
There will be games and crafts.

In addition, Las Lupitas, a local Ballet Folklorico group, is on schedule for a special performance.

“This is a wonderful time for families with children of all ages to celebrate literacy,” said Ruthanne Bassett, library assistant at the Manteca branch located at 320 W. Center St.

Books will be on display, and staff will be available to answer questions.

This free program is provided through the generosity of the Friends of the Manteca Library.

The Manteca Branch Library is a part of the Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library.

For more information, call (866) 805-7323, (209) 937-8221, or log on to the website,