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Plant sale today, Tex-Mex dinner/dance next Saturday
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Colony Oak Elementary School’s 7th grade is having a garden sale. All of the plants are grown at the school and taken care of by kids. The sale will be held in the school parking lot today, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

NEXT WEEK: Tickets are on sale now for the Tex/Mex Dinner and Dance at the Manteca Senior Center on Saturday, May 30, from 5 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $8 each and include music and dancing after a dinner of a taco bar with rice, beans, chips, salsa, beverages and dessert. For more information, call the Senior Center at 456.8650. Ole!

What are you doing this weekend?

Supporting local art, we hope! On Saturday, May 23, the Manteca Mural Society will be hosting a WWII Mural Fundraiser called Fill the Helmet. If you see folks standing at the corner of Main Street and Yosemite Avenue dressed in military gear, waving signs and flags, they are there to help you to support the WWII Mural. They will pass a helmet to you hoping you would fill it with money to make the mural possible. There will also be free hot dogs, entertainment and community spirit galore. Support it from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Price: FREE Learn more  at

It will be the biggest Memorial Day Celebration, and you cannot miss it. Not Forgotten Memorial Day Weekend Commemoration is again coming to Woodward Park and the celebration will long and phenomenal. The opening day ceremony starts today at 5 p.m., with a Vietnam-era Huey helicopter is landing at Woodward Park half an hour before. The American Veterans Traveling Tribute is the main draw of the event and it will be displayed at the park from today until 3 p.m. on Monday. On Friday, there is a high school rally and concert planned at 6 p.m., and finally, on Sunday, the park will open to vendor booths, car and motorcycle show, police and K9 demonstrations and more. There is a lot more going on, so click HERE for the full schedule of events. Price: FREE (even though our freedom has a price)

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It’s the little things that matter most. And sometimes it’s the little things that cost the most. Or do they? Check out the amazing 4th annual Stockton Miniature Show where dealers and dollhouse enthusiasts will be displaying (and selling!) their incredible dollhouse furniture, miniature accessories, lightning, and more. You can find your new Miniature Dream Home on Real Estate Row or purchase anything you need to start or finish your own miniature project. Visit the amazing display of artistic skills on Saturday, May 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Stockton Scottish Rite Hall (33 W. Alpine Avenue, Stockton).  Price: $6  Learn more at

Guess what’s back? The Astronomy in the Park! Every year from May through December, volunteers from the Stockton Astronomical Society set up their telescopes for the public at S.J. County Oak Grove Regional Park (4520 W Eight Mile Road, Stockton). You can come to first observe the Moon and wait for the sky to darken and more objects to appear. Then grab a telescope and discover the hidden world of stars, planets and deep sky objects. The first event of the year is on Saturday, May 23, and you’ll get to see Venus, Jupiter, and the Deep Sky Object M3, one of the most outstanding clusters containing an estimated half million stars. Imagine that, half a million wishes you can make. Price: FREE, parking $6 Learn more at

If you ever watched the My Big Fat Greek Wedding movie, you know that Greeks are all about the food. St. Anna Greek Food and Wine Festival (1001 Stone Canyon Pkwy, Roseville) will be all about food too. Gyros and souvlaki, spanikopita and tyropitas, dolmathes, pastitsio, mousaka, savory, lamb and ouzo – doesn’t your mouth water when you try to pronounce all the delicacies out loud? The Memorial Day Weekend festival will also have live Greek music, traditional Greek dancing, an open-air marketplace, plenty of cultural conversation, and wine tasting. Visit it this weekend, Friday-Sunday, May 22-23, from noon to 10 p.m. Price: $2 Learn more at