Around Town: Reach for the Stars Book Fair has started

October 19, 2012 

The Mitchell Senior Elementary School book fair -- Reach for the Stars -- began Friday and continues through Oct. 26. For more information on ordering books online go to scholastic.com/fair.

Regional health group announces meeting

The Santa Cruz- Monterey-Merced Managed Medical Care Commission will meet at 4 p.m. Wednesday at 530 W. 16th Street. Call (831) 430-5602.

Entrepreneurship in the Extreme at MC

Merced College will present the Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday in the Merced College Theatre. This is a free seminar. Call (209) 384-5892 for more information.

El Nido School hosts Halloween Carnival

EL NIDO -- The El Nido School and Parent Teacher Club will host a Halloween Carnival from 1 to 5 p.m. on Oct. 27 at the school, 161 E. El Nido Road. Food, fun and carnival games for kids of all ages. Call (209) 385-8420 for details.

Monster Mash set at St. Anthony's School

ATWATER -- St. Anthony School Parents' Club will host its annual Halloween Monster Mash from 3 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 27 at the school, 1801 Winton Way. It is open to the public. Call (209) 358-3341, for more information.

Toast for Hope to save animals

Last Hope Cat Kingdom of Merced will host Toast for Hope at 7 p.m. on Nov. 3 at the Boys and Girls Club, 615 W. 15th St. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door. Admission includes cocktails, wine, appetizers, live music, silent auction and an autograph signing by major league pitcher Brian Fuentes. All proceeds benefit the largest no-kill animal rescue and sanctuary in the Central Valley. Call (209) 710-7996 or go to info@lasthopesanctuary. org or toastforhope.org.

Wherefore art thou, Hamlet? Auditions set

Merced ShakespeareFest will have auditions for its winter play, Hamlet, at 10 a.m. on Nov. 3 at Playhouse Merced, 452 W. Main St. Performances will be Feb. 22 to March 3. Rehearsals will take place in January and February. Call (209) 723-3265 or go to mercedshakespearefest. org for details.

Sat. Aglow Lighthouse will host a speaker

The Merced Sat. Aglow Lighthouse will meet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 3 at Calvary Temple Pentecostal, 2740 N. Highway 59. Gloria Branch will be the speaker.

Livingston church has annual rummage sale

LIVINGSTON -- The Livingston United Methodist Women will have their annual Winter Rummage and Holiday Sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 3 at the church, 11695 Olive Ave. Call (209) 394-2264 for more information.

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