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Fun with books, dancing, & Hawaiian luau cosine
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Support the McFall-Grisham American Legion Post 247 at the steak and all-you-can-eat oyster dinner on Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Manteca Senior Center. Tickets are $45.  You can get them by calling Post Commander Bob Gonzalez at 209.612.6954. Proceeds will go towards ADA improvements for their building at 220 E Yosemite Ave.


Luau Banquet for the Pregnancy Help Center of Manteca is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 16, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Calvary Community Church, 815 W. Lathrop Rd. Manteca. Come and enjoy a fun evening with Hawaiian cuisine and support a worthy cause. Returning this year is respected family-oriented comedian, Mike Williams. Tickets are $35 apiece and available at the Center at 401 N. Main Street during open hours, by calling 209-275-7187 or 209-239-9899, or by visiting, donate page.


What are you doing this weekend?

It’s time to read! Readers, writers and future writers will once again meet at the Great Valley Bookfest on Saturday, Oct. 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley (280 Lifestyle Rd., Manteca). A fun costume parade at 10 a.m. will kick off the event with author presentations, writers’ workshops and activities throughout the day. Don’t miss the Seek ‘n Stamp Scavenger Hunt for a chance to win a Samsung Galaxy 7” Tab 4 NOOK and the top three teams from the Sip and Spell adult spelling bee contest that will compete against each other in the ultimate spelling showdown at noon. Plus, Bulletin’s very own columnist Chris Teicheira will present his book Manteca to a T, sign copies and perform during Open Mic at 3 p.m.

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If there was an award for the most unusual parish event, St. Anthony of Padua Parish School will definitely be the winner. Their 4th annual Tacos & Tequila fundraiser is scheduled for Friday, Oct.  9, from 6 p.m. to midnight in the gymnasium at 323 N. Fremont Ave. Enjoy live music from The Mike Torres Band, tacos plates from La Estrella with three tacos, rice, beans, chips and salsa, tequila, beer, margaritas and J-ello shots. Of course, you must be at least 21 years old to attend. All earnings from this fundraiser will directly supplement student enrichment programs that tuition and fees generally do not cover. Bottoms up for St. Anthony!

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Calling all superheroes! The Manteca Youth Advisory Commission invites all mothers (or aunts, grandmothers, etc.) to take their boys ages 3-15 on a crime-fighting night of fun at a Mother-Son Dance at the Manteca Senior Center (295 Cherry Lane) on Friday, October 9, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Enjoy appetizers, beverages and activities including dancing, games and contests. Come dressed in your favorite superhero costume, as there will be prizes for the best-dressed duos and trios. Reflections Photography will be on site and photos will be available for purchase. Price: $20 per couple, with $5 for each additional son, or $30 at the door, with $8 for each additional son. Learn more at


Have more fun this weekend!

uDance to the music of UB40 at the Gallo Center for the Arts (1000 I St., Modesto) on Friday, Oct. 9, at 8 p.m. ($59-$99)

uCome Together: The Beatles Concert Experience will bring you back to the legendary 60’s at the Bob Hope Theatre (242 E. Main St., Stockton)on Saturday, Oct. 10, at 7:30 p.m. ($39-$49)

uShop gifts and goodies from local artisans selling everything from handmade and vintage accessories to sterling silver jewelry at the Fall Jewelry Art & Gift Fair held in Danner Hall on the Delta College campus on Thursday, Oct. 8, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (FREE)

u“Framed: Step Into Art,” an interactive new exhibit, gives children the opportunity to step inside the framework of famous paintings and explore art from the inside out at the Haggin Museum (1201 N. Pershing Avenue, Stockton), starting on Oct. 7.

uEnjoy free beginning skating lessons Thursday starting Oct. 8th for children under 12 at Oak Park Ice Rink (3545 Alvarado Ave., Stockton)

uThe Dell’Osso Family Farm is open for all things fun and fall. Visit it every day in the month of October, open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.