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Poker play benefits homeless shelter
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A Texas Hold’ Em Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 27, at the Bank of Stockton, 660 N. Main St., will benefit the HOPE Family Shelter Ministries.

There are no host cocktails and snacks from 6 to 7 p.m. followed by play from 7 to 11 p.m.

The grand prize is two nights at the Seascape Resort Monterey Bay.

The $50 buy-in includes food and prizes.

For tickets or more information call HOPE Ministries at 824-0658.

Good Shepherd
Fish Fry March 19

FRENCH CAMP -  The Good Shepherd Mission Fish Fry Dinner is Friday, March 19, from 4 to 7 p.m.

It takes place at the church at 305 E. French Camp Road, next to the Post Office.

The meal is deep fried fish, baked potato, or French fries, cole slaw, and bread.

The cost is $10 for an adult and $6 for a child.

The dinner will benefit the building fund for the church. Tickets are available at the door. They also will have take out dinners.

Chicken cacciatore
& polenta dinner

There’s still time to buy tickets to the all-you-can-eat chicken cacciatore and polenta dinner fund-raiser hosted by the Italian Catholic Federation of Manteca.

The event will be held Saturday, Feb. 13, in the St. Anthony School Cafeteria on North and Fremont streets. The evening will begin with cocktails at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. The cost of the dinner is a $20 donation, with all proceeds going to the ICF’s service fund.

There will be no tickets sold at the door. For tickets, call ICF president Marilyn Amoral at 612-7770 or Ida Queirolo at 982-5710.

Anderson BMX
crab feed Feb. 13

The Anderson’s 209 BMX marinated crab feed takes place on Saturday, Feb. 13, at the FESM Hall, 230 North Main St.  It takes place from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.

If you don’t like crab you can request a steak in advance.

The $40 ticket covers dinner – marinated crab, plain crab, pasta, French bread, anti-pasta, and dessert – as well as dancing. This is one of the few crab feeds with a live band. Playing will the classic rock band The Vine Dawgz from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. There is also a no-host bar.

Tickets are available by dropping by Anderson’s Mower & Bike, 907 W. Yosemite Ave., or calling 239-1438, 482-7063 or 815-8376.

MRPS Hall fish
dinner Feb. 17

The Manteca-Ripon  Pentecost Society’s fish dinner is on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 17, at the MRPS Hall, 133 N. Grant St., from 4 to 7 p.m.

Dinner includes fish, potatoes, green beans, salad, bread and dessert.

Cost is $12.50  for adults and $6 for children 12 and under.

Take out is also available.

For tickets call 823-6560 or 823-3963. You can also drop by Fagundes Meats on Jason Street (239-4184).

RC Close-Up sells
tri-tip sandwiches

RIPON - The Ripon Christian Close-Up Club will be selling tri-tip sandwich meals in the high school gymnasium parking lot during the Almond Blossom Festival, Saturday, Feb, 27. The cost is $8 and includes a tri-tip sandwich, potato salad and chips. Soda and water will also be available to buy. Sandwiches will be served from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the same drive-thru manner as the recent Texas Roadhouse dinner.

Tickets will be sold ahead of time by Close Up members and available for purchase in the high school office. Meal tickets will also be available at the drive-thru on the day of the event.

Tulips grown by John Bos will also be available at the drive-thru that day. The cost is $10. No tickets will be sold ahead of time for these, just pick them up when you get your meal.

Best of Manteca
opens nominations

Who is the best mail carrier in Manteca?

If someone needs a roofer, who is the best as far as you’re concerned?

Who has the best Christmas display in Manteca and which business has the cleanest restrooms?

You can nominate someone to answer those questions as well as up to 99 categories that range from the best taco to the best church choir as part of the sixth annual Manteca Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Best of Manteca. Those nominated – businesses or individuals – must be within the 95336 or 95337 ZIP codes.

All nominations are being down on-line this year by going to either www.visitmanteca or www.emanteca and click on the “Best of Manteca” button.
Nominations close March 1.

Voting on the top three nominations in each of the 99 categories will start March 15 and end April 18.

The awards show and celebration will take place on Thursday, May 6, at a rural Manteca Victorian garden setting.

Tickets are $30 or four for $100.

Tickets are available at the Manteca Visitors Center, 1422 Grove Avenue, in The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For information call 823-7229.  

Blood drives
at golf course
& Prayer Valley

Two blood drives are planned for this month in Manteca.

Prayer Valley Family and Delta Blood Bank will host a blood drive on Sunday, Feb.21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. located at 119 Sycamore Avenue in

Manteca. For more information or to make an appointment please contact Pastor Ron Taylor at 825-9794.

Manteca Park Golf Course and Delta Blood Bank will host blood drive on Wednesday, Feb. 24 from 6 to 11 a.m. located at 305 N. Union Road in Manteca. For more information or to make an appointment please contact Alan or Don at 825-2500.