Manteca Parks & Recreation’s first fall special event takes place on Friday, Oct. 14, when the Manteca Youth Advisory Commission stages the annual mother-son dance.
The evening dubbed “Night of Champions” takes place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane.
It is designed for mothers, aunts and grandmothers to take their boys ages 3 to 15 out for a night of sports-themed fun. The $35 per couple ticket covers dinner, snacks, beverages, dancing, games, and contests. The charge is $8 for each additional boy.
The event may sell out which is why you are advised to purchase tickets in advance. There will be tickets at the door if it is not a sell-out.
Attendees are encouraged to come dressed in their favorite team or player’s jersey or other sport attire.
Tickets can be purchased by cash or check only. Np spectators are allowed. For questions call 209.456.8600.
event this year
Manteca Rec is expanding its Halloween offerings by adding Lunch With Dracula and His Friends at the Manteca Boys & Girls Club, 545 W. Alameda St.
A lunch of hot dogs and chips will feature plenty of opportunities to have photos taken with Count Dracula and his friends. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own cameras.
The lunch is from noon to 1:30 p.m. for the event that is open to the community.
Tickets are $4 each and are only on a presale basis. They can be purchased at the Parks & Rec office.
If you combine with the admission to the carnival that follows, you can get a discounted ticket of $8 for both events if purchased in advance.
The traditional Halloween carnival and haunted house is from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club as well. It is designed fir preschool through sixth graders. It will feature games for all ages, face painting, arts and crafts, costume contests, and treats. The costume contest takes place at 2:30 p.m.
The cost is $5 at the door. Boys & Girls Club members with ID are $2.
There is no charge for parents.
The slightly haunted house may not be suitable for all children. Organizers are advising parents to use discretion.
classes for adults
Manteca Parks & Rec has added two exercise programs for adults.
One is RIPPED — Resistance, Internal, Power, Plyometric, Endurance, Diet/Nutrition — offered Wednesdays from 9 to 10 a.m. at Cal Fit, 441 Main St. The other is Pi-Yo Live — a low-impact, high-intensity workout combining Yoga/Pilates-inspired moves with cardio designed to increase flexibility without weights or jumping. It is on Fridays from 9 to 10 a.m.. It is also at Cat Fit. Both classes are taught by Nicole Perales.
The next RIPPED session starts Nov. 2. There are five classes in November. The registration deadline is Nov. 1.
The next Pi-Yo Live session starts Nov. 4 . There are four classes in November with no class on Nov. 25. The deadline to register is Nov. 3.
Each month-long session is $35 for Manteca residents and $45 for non-residents.