Around Town (10-19-12)

October 18, 2012 

UC Merced offers application workshop

UC Merced Writing Project will hold a workshop for high school students to learn to write an effective college application and personal statement from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday and Nov. 3 at UC Merced. The fee is $110. For details, call (209) 381-6559 or e-mail

SPCA benefit dinner

The Merced Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will host a take-out dinner fund- raiser from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Rizzonelli's, 591 Belleve Road. Tickets are $10 and the dinner will be rigatoni, salad and bread. Call (209) 384-7722 or (209) 723-8953 for more information.

Uniformed services

ATWATER -- The National Association for Uniformed Services, H. Wayne Hein Chapter 18 will meet at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at 1390 Broadway Ave. The speaker is Anthony Presto. Call (209) 358-4834.

Mother Lode costumes

SONORA -- The Mother Lode's biggest costume party will be from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds in Sonora. For more information call (209) 553-4420 or go to

October senior dance

The Merced Senior Community Center will host its October senior dance from 2 to 5 p.m. on Oct. 28 at the center, 755 W. 15th St. Music by Gloria Coronas and Eddie Synigal. Tickets are $8 each. Anyone age 18 and older is welcome. Call (209) 723-0839.

Kiwanis breakfast

The Kiwanis Club of Merced will hold its 55th annual Pancake Breakfast from 7 a.m. to noon on Oct. 28 in the Merced High School cafeteria. On the menu: pancakes, scrambled eggs, sliced ham, milk, orange juice and coffee. Call (209) 756-4014 or (209) 777-1274 for details.

Ride to the polls

The Antioch Missionary Baptist Church of Merced Brotherhood Mission is offering a ride to the polls on Nov. 6 for anyone who does not have a way to get to polling stations. Please notify the group by Oct. 30 to set an appointment for a ride by calling (209) 723-2617, (209) 394-4960 or (209) 761-1570.

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