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Joni Morris rolls out Patsy Cline Christmas
Joni Morris is well-known for her own special tribute to the queen of country music,  Patsy Cline, and has been playing to sold-out crowds across the country with her other tribute shows as well.
On Sunday, Dec. 20, Joni will present her new tribute during a 3 p.m. matinee show entitled “Patsy Cline, Christmas” at Hutchins Street Square,  in Lodi.

Joni and her band “After Midnight” will perform hit songs by the legendary Patsy Cline ncluding “Walkin’ After Midnight,” “I Fall To Pieces,” “Sweet Dreams,” and  “Crazy.”   Joni will bring in the Christmas spirit with many of the most  beautiful Chistmas songs ever written with “Winter Wonderland”, “O Holy Night”  “White Christmas,” and many more.  Joni will be joined by two choirs for the holiday  music portion of the show.

Doors open at 2:30 p.m. and the show begins at 3 p.m.

Joni Morris has traveled nationally for the past ten years with her talented  “Jordonaire” singing style, five-piece band.  She is accompanied by Kevin Jachetta,  keyboards, bass and vocals, Keith McKee, drums and vocals, and Fred Treece, lead  and guitar and vocals.

Audiences love Joni’s tributes to the music of Patsy Cline, Connie Francis, and  Legendary Ladies in Country Music as well.   

She is a dazzling entertainer with a double-barreled voice.  You can also expect to  hear a few of Joni’s own original songs in every show. She adds comedy, eye-catching  costumes, and lots of audience interaction to each performance. Joni’s new CD  releases “Joni Morris Tribute To Legends” “Joni Morris Christmas” and “Joni Morris  Live” will be available for sale after the performance.

Contact Hutchins Street Square for  tickets and information at  (209) 333-6800.

Booth space for MRPS’s annual holiday boutique
The annual Holiday Boutique is planned for Dec. 4 through 6 at the Manteca-Ripon Pentecost Society Hall, 133 N. Grant St.

But right now’s the time for vendors to secure a prime location.

Cost for booth space for all three days – single-day vendors will not be allowed – is $120 and includes overnight security.

However, sponsors of the faire will not be responsible for lost or stolen property.

The event will be open from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 4; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5 (that’s the same day as Christmas parade); and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 6.

Weapons, drug paraphernalia, stink bombs and throw caps are prohibited for sale at the Holiday Boutique.

For more information, call (209) 239-4222 or (209) 679-0316.

Moose Lodge holiday benefit
The Manteca Moose Lodge will kick off the holiday season by hosting a benefit prime rib dinner along with the annual Toys for Tots on Saturday, December 19.

The U.S. Marines will once again be on hand for the toy drive with the local Moose Lodge No. 1815, 1185 N. Main Street, serving as the dropping point every afternoon until Dec. 23.

Cost for the dinner is $15; included will be music by Tim Wilson (Tim2 DJ Service.)

The lodge is looking to put smiles on youngsters with these donations. This could also include cash contributions for those preferring to have members do their Christmas shopping for kids in need. In addition the Manteca Moose Lodge is accepting coats, blankets, and canned food to help the less fortunate during the holiday.

For more information you may call Julie at 993-2870, Carol at 484-8813 or Mirna 481-0105.