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Plenty of Halloween fun for kids, adults in Manteca
Ricky Feuerstein is turning his garage at 1373 Parajo Ave. into a Mad Scientist Lab tonight, Saturday, and Sunday. - photo by HIME ROMERO

Manteca this weekend has everything from a mad scientist invading a neighborhood to trunk and treat events for kids plus numerous parties for adults to celebrate Halloween.

Richard Feuerstein has converted his garage to resemble that of Dr. Frankenstein lab right out of a Universal Studio set. It is open tonight, Saturday, and Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m at his home at 1373 Pajaro Ave. The lab can be reached by turning south onto Pajaro Avenue from Northgate Drive roughly midway between Union Road and Main Street.

The Mad Scientist Laboratory is recommended for ages 5 and up. There will be candy for the kids.

Today & tonight

•BROCK ELLIOTT HARVEST FESTIVAL: The school on Stonum Lane is conducting its first Harvest Festival & Carnival from 4 to 8 p.m. in the school’s courtyard. There will be games, activities, and food booths. From 7 to 8 p.m. there will be “Trunk of Treating” from car trunks in the parking lot.

: The Manteca Unified school farm’s pumpkin patch and corn maze is open today from 1:30 p.m. to dusk and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

It is located at the school farm behind the district office complex on the northwest corner of Airport Way and Louise Avenue.

Children 2 years old and younger are free. There is a $3 charge for those 3 years and older. The event includes a corn maze, pumpkin patch, face painting, picture props, a petting zoo and arts and crafts.

: A Halloween bash for those 21 and older takes place tonight from 8 p.m. until 2 a.m. at the Pub & Lounge, 1305 N. Main St.

Music will be provided by D.J. Manny. Prizes will be awarded to “gal’s sexiest costume” and “boy’s best costume.” Drink specials will be offered throughout the evening.

For more information, call 209-824-9336.

•BASS PRO SHOPS: Today from 4 to 8 p.m. Bass Pro Shops will offer “Trick or Treating” throughout the store. A costume parade will occur from 6 to 7 p.m. with small prizes being awarded to participants.

 Kids and adults will enjoy roasting marshmallows on Saturday and Sunday from 5 to 6 p.m. Free sampling of apple cobbler will take place Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Free downloadable pictures will be taken of guests and the Peanuts’ crew today from 4 to 8 p.m. and both Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.


•ROCKO’S SPORTS & SPIRITS PARTY: Rocko’s at 757 N. Main St., Manteca, is planning for the “best Halloween party in Manteca” from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

The Halloween event will include D.J. music, hors d’ouevres, and a cash prize for the best costume.

In addition, those attending can arrange for a free ride home from 11:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

Admission is $4 with a costume and $8 without one.

For more information, call Rocko’s at 209-823-2527.

•FRENCH CAMP SPORTS CAFÉ: The inaugural Halloween Costume Party at the golf course facility located at 3919 E. French Camp Road is planned from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

At 9 o’clock, the best costume contest will begin, with first prize consisting of $100 cash and a round of golf for two. Second prize is $50 cash and dinner for two. Third prize is $25 cash and breakfast for two.

Drink specials will be held all day.

More information can be obtained by calling 209-234-2415.

: Prizes for the best costume are planned for Saturday starting at 9 p.m. at the X-Treme Sports Lounge located at 104 Pierce Ave. in downtown.

Entertainment will be a D.J. playing English / Spanish music for dancing. No one under 21 will be admitted.

For more information, call 209-825-7773.

•RUSTY HOOK PARTY: The Rusty Hook is having the “biggest, baddest and best” Halloween costume party in Manteca from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Plans call for D.J. Glen to make a special appearance. A prize is in store for the best costume, with drink specials planned during the course of the evening.

The Rusty Hook is located at 955 E. Yosemite Ave. To learn more, call 209-825-1001.

•SAFE HALLOWEEN AT BLD: Big League Dreams sports park in Manteca in partnership with Lathrop Christian Center, Manteca Unified high school sports teams, Manteca Parks & Recreation as well as the local home school group are hosting a Safe Halloween community outreach Sunday starting at 5 p.m.

Games and activities for children will be offered. Trick or treat stations located within the park.

Ages 12 and under are free. Any one in costume will not be charged. Guests 13 and over will be charged the normal gate fee of $3.

For additional information call BLD at (209) 824-2400.

: Members of the Health Occupations Students of America at Manteca Unified are hosting a “Trunk or Treat” event Sunday.

The Safe Halloween event will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Manteca High staff parking lot at 450 E. Yosemite Ave.

Included, for a minimal fee, will be food – Nachos, Slurpees, popcorn, chips, cotton candy, to name a few – games, and a haunted house.

ROP students dressed in costume will distribute candy from the trunks of their vehicles.

Children of all ages are invited.

For more information, call 209-858-7330 or e-mail

First Baptist Church, 715 E. North St., is conducting a Bible Land Festival at 6 p.m.

They are welcoming all children from kindergarten to eighth grade. All activities will be moved inside if the weather is cold or wet. The theme this year is, “Walking Through the Bible.”

While you are “Walking Through the Bible,” you will have fun at game booths, including carnival type games, bounce house, maze, hayride, crafts, carpet ball, cake walk, fishing for prizes, and more. Every child will go home with prizes and candy earned at each game booth.

You can also visit the Manna Café and get something to eat (hot dogs, nachos, dessert, water, coffee, and punch.) Get a food ticket when you enter the festival. Suggested donation for food is $2 per person.