ATWATER -- Mitchell Elementary School will hold a Jog-A-Thon on Tuesday at the school, 1761 Grove Ave. Primary grades will start at 8:30 a.m. and the intermediate grades at 9:30 a.m. The proceeds will raise money for incentives, rewards, field trips and other activities. Call (209) 357-6112 for more information.
The Merced Area Church Women United will host its annual fund-raiser luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the Hoffmeister Center, 1920 Canal St. Tickets are $7, and there will be a raffle. Call (209) 723-5609.
Dog obedience classes
Dog obedience classes will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at Applegate Park, open to all breeds. Classes will focus on basic obedience. The cost for the six-week class is $70, or $35 for dogs that come from a rescue organization or animal shelters. Call (209) 631-0484 or go to firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Youth volleyball clinic
ATWATER -- Atwater High School will host a youth volleyball clinic from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at the gym, 2201 Fruitland Ave. The cost is $25 per participant; lunch is included. Call (209) 357-6606.
SNELLING -- The last Snelling community breakfast of the year will be from 7 to 11 a.m. Sunday at the IOOF Hall. The cost is $5. The next community breakfast will be in February 2013.
ACE Overcomers, Overcoming the Effects of a Difficult Childhood, will meet at 7 p.m. Mondays at Gateway Church, 353 E. Donn Drive and at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at Atwater First Church of God, 2100 Fruitland Ave. If you grew up being physically, sexually or emotionally abused, ACE can help you overcome depression, anxiety and anger caused by these abuses. Call (209) 617-4688 or go to www.aceovercomers.org or email@example.com for details.
Muay Thai kickboxing
LIVINGSTON -- Livingston Recreation with master Ed Maldonado is offering Muay Thai kickboxing at 7 p.m. Thursdays starting Nov. 1 at the Walnut Child Development Center. Cost is $30 per student. To preregister, go to City Hall, 1416 C St. Call (209) 394-8830 or go to www.livingstoncity.com for details.
St. Paul Lutheran Church Hmong Outreach Ministries will hold a tri-tip barbecue fund-raiser at 3 p.m. Nov. 2 at G Street and Olive Avenue in the Walgreens parking lot. Get a whole tri-tip for $20. Proceeds will benefit the Hmong Ministry. Call (209) 722-6101 for more information.
If you would like to have your event announced in the Around Town column, send your information to Connie Hodges at least 10 days prior to the event at firstname.lastname@example.org. Items run according to space available.