Around Town: Bulgarian folk music

October 15, 2012 

Kabile, a traditional Bulgarian folk music band, will be at the Coffee Bandits Cafe, 309 W. Main St., from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. Call (209) 723-4016 or e-mail

Diversity training

The Merced College Business Resource Center, 630 W. 19th St., will hold two Cultural Diversity Training days, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Oct. 23. The cost is $23. Call (209) 386-6733 or visit www.mercedworkplacecenter. org.

Museum seeking help

The Courthouse Museum Youth Volunteer Group is looking for local high school students to help at the museum. Students willing to donate one day per month should come to the first meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Courthouse Museum, 21st and N streets. Call (209) 723-2401.

Benefit for animals

Techs 4 Pets will host a fund-raiser dinner with a no-host bar and silent auction at 5:30 p.m Saturday at De Angelo's, 2000 E. Childs Ave. Tickets are $12 per person; proceeds will benefit animal rescue efforts. Call (209) 769-4698.

Mental health help

A free series of presentations sponsored by the Merced County National Alliance on Mental Illness will begin at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at 480 E. 13th St. In the first forum, Manuel Jimenez, director of Merced County Mental Health, will give an overview of the system. Call (209) 384-2498.

Pumpkin party for kids

The city of Merced's office of Parks and Community Services will host a Tiny Tots Pumpkin Party for children ages 3 to 6 from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Oct. 25 in the Sam Pipes Room, 678 W. 18th St. Cost is $5 per child; space is limited. Children will pick out a pumpkin, decorate it and take it home, along with a craft. Registration deadline is Oct. 22. Call (209) 385-6298.

Information on college

Mitchell Senior School will host its annual "College -- Making It Happen" Night from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25. Colleges will share information, and community members from many different careers will attend to share and discuss options with students.

Flea, farmers market

The Merced Flea and Farmers Market runs every Saturday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. behind the fairground, 900 G St. EBT is accepted.

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