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Karate lessons are included in Manteca-Lathrop Boys & Girls Club membership. - photo by HIME ROMERO/Bulletin file photo

Youth ages 6 through 18 are invited to stop by the Manteca Boys & Girls Club next Monday, March 27, through Friday, March 31, to get a sampling of what the club has to offer.
It’s part of the National Boys & Girls Week at the clubhouse at 545 W. Alameda St. A free visitors’ pass is being offered for one day to check out the club and its programs.
Registration is also starting for the Boys & Girls Club’s summer Sunrise Program that runs May 30 through Aug. 4 when school is on summer break to provide an option for day care for working parents.
Looking for a summer option for your youngsters that can double as a day care of sorts?
The Boys & Girls Club of Manteca-Lathrop is offering a solution.
It is offering a Sunrise Program Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.  The hours dovetail into the normal summer hours of 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Children must be a club member. That costs $60 a year and includes all regular programs including sports such as martial arts taught by Robin Taberna. That translates into a $1.15 a week. Membership is open to youth from age 6 to 18
The Sunrise Program is $20 a day or $50 a week per child. A summer pass is available for $450 — a savings of $50 — if paid in full by May 19.
The cost covers breakfast, lunch, daily snack arts & carts, physical education, cultural enrichment, and ore under trained adult and professional staff supervision.
The program was added at the request of a number of working parents that were looking for supervision for their children during the summer before the club opens for its normal hours.
When school is in session the club hours are 3 to 8 p.m. at the main site at 545 W. Alameda St. and 3 to 7 p.m. at the Lathrop School site. On school year holidays as well as during the summer, the hours are 10 6 p.m.
During the school year the club offers homework assistance, computers for doing school work, and various character building programs. It also offers a variety of recreation games, sports leagues, arts classes, or simply a safe place to spend time with friends.
National Boys & Girls Club Week activities at the 545 Alameda Street location in Manteca next week includes:
uMonday: Teen arts
uTuesday & Wednesday: Junior Game-A-Thon with 6 to 9 year olds at 5 p.m. Tuesday and 10 to 12 year olds at 5 p.m. Wednesday.
uFriday: Teen night from 8 to 11 p.m.

For more information, go to or call the club at 239-KIDS.