Around Town (10/03/12)

October 2, 2012 

Club plans ballgame trips

Big Valley Travel Club will offer day trips to baseball games, including the San Francisco Giants and the Oakland A's. For more information, call (209) 634-6804 or go to

Time to adopt shelter dog

October is the Humane Society's Adopt a Shelter Dog Month. All of the featured pets of the week will be dogs, and available for 50 percent off the usual adoption fee. For more information, call (209) 384-7722.

Blessing of the Animals

St. Luke's Anglican School will hold a Blessing of the Animals at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at 350 W. Yosemite Ave. Parents and friends are invited to bring pets. All animals must be leashed, caged or held.

Del Corazon poker run

Del Corazon Guild will hold its fifth annual Poker Run from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, starting and ending at Bob Hart Square. Tickets are $40 per person and include a poker score card, dinner, wine and beer tasting, live music, dancing and no-host bar. Proceeds will benefit Children's Hospital Central California. For more information, call (209) 349-2145.

Ag groups offer Fall Fest

ATWATER -- Atwater FFA and Atwater Ag Boosters will hold their Fall Fest on Saturday at Arnold's Barn, 8250 W. Fruitland in Winton. Tickets are $40 and support the Atwater FFA Agronomy and Dairy Products teams' trip to the National FFA Finals on Oct. 18-28. For more information, call (209) 357-6025 or go to

Yard, bake sale at church

LE GRAND -- Le Grand United Methodist Church will hold a community yard sale, bake sale and hot dog lunch from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Washington and Adams streets. Come and shop or reserve a space. For more information, call (209) 761-7174.

Workshops for business

The Merced College Business Resource Center will hold four classes from 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 9 at 630 W. 19th St. Cost is $20 per workshop. For more information, call (209) 386-6733 or go to

Diversity training days

Merced College Business Resource Center will hold two cultural diversity training days, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1 to 5 p.m. Oct. 16 and 23, at 630 W. 19th St. Cost is $23 per person. For more info, call (209) 386-6733 to register or go to

Wolfsen's sausage tasting

Mark your calendar for the annual sausage tasting at Wolfsen's Meat & Sausage. More than 60 types of fresh and smoked sausage will be available to taste from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at 358 South Ave. in Gustine. The Rotary club will have beer, music and other booths. Cost for the sausage tasting is $5. For more information, call (209) 854-6456 or visit

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