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Manteca honors artists during Feb. 28 reception
The Manteca Mayor’s Committee on the Arts will honor local artists at their annual awards event on Sunday, Feb. 28, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Manteca Senior Center, 295

The following people have been nominated for various awards:

• Artist of the year: Dan Voller and Rick Hammarstrom

• Special recognition award: Jeannette Farley

• Arts recognition award: Jean Ramey and Nancy Myatt

• Student art recognition awards: Eric Christensen, Kristen Kunkle, Dristal Valencia and Brandon Valite

• Gang prevention poster contest awards: This contest is still ongoing. These winners will be announced at the awards ceremony.

The public is encouraged to attend the Mayor’s Committee on the Arts Award Ceremony. Refreshments will be served to those who are viewing the various tables prepared by the local artists groups.

There will be a special “Green Ware” table showing how art can be produced from items that have been thrown away. See the wonderful art that Jan Bradley has created from an empty Coca Cola can and other discarded items.

For more information phone (209) 639-5186 or (209) 456-8634 or e-mail

Manteca High rib dinner, dance set
The Manteca High Athletic Boosters annual rib dinner dance takes place on Saturday, March 13, at the MRPS Hall, 133 N. Grant St.

You must be 21 years old to attend.

Tickets are $30. They are available at the Manteca High main office.

Spaghetti dinner at MHS March 24
The Jeff Gonsalez Memorial Scholarship Spaghetti Dinner is set for Wednesday, March 24, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Manteca High cafeteria.

The cost is $6 for adults and $4 for children under 12.

Takeout meals are available.

For tickets call Manteca High at 825-3174 or nutritional services at 825-3200, extension 775.

FESM marinated crab dinner March 20
The FESM marinated crab dinner takes place Saturday, March 20, at the MRPS Hall.

Dinner includes marinated cold crab, salad, pasta, bread and butter as well as ice cream.

No host cocktails are at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. Dancing to Progesso takes place from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Tickets are $40 for adults while children 6 to 12 years old are $20.

For tickets call Carlos or Melissa at 825-5089. You can also contact Danny or Melanie at 824-0151.

Manteca CAPS dinner theatre set for March 27
“Sleepless in California” is the name of this year’s production for the mystery dinner theatre benefit for the Manteca CAPS organization that serves mentally challenged adults.

The dinner is set for Saturday, March 27, at the Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane.

Tickets are $30 apiece. No-host cocktails start at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. that includes a live performance.

There are also door prizes and a raffle.

It is a slumber party theme this year. Guests are encouraged to dress appropriately.

For tickets or information, call 239-5050.