Around Town: Big Valley Travel Club has foreign, local trips

November 3, 2012 

The Big Valley Travel Club has many new trips planned for this year, to local and overseas locales. Reno, Boston, New Zealand, Scotland and Ireland are a few of the places that will be visited. For more information, call (209) 634-6804 or go to

World dance classes begin on Thursdays

World dance classes start Thursday. Classes run from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursdays on the third floor at 645 W. Main St. Cost is $40 for six weeks or $7 at the door. No experience and no partner needed. Call (209) 756-6039 or go to for more information.

Pastor Scott Miller to talk about recovery

WINTON -- Scott Miller, pastor of Recovery and Counseling at Big Valley Grace Church in Modesto, will be the speaker at the Celebrate Recovery meeting at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at 7264 W. Myrtle Ave. Call (209) 358-6975, ext. 13 for more information.

Atwater Kops and Fire annual fund-raiser

ATWATER -- The Atwater Kops and Fire for Kids will hold their annual dinner-dance fund-raiser at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Atwater Community Center, 760 E. Bellevue Road. Tickets are $20 each and include dinner, music by disc jockey Roy Browning and raffle prizes throughout the night. Call (209) 769-7684, (209) 357-6352 or (209) 357-6724 for more information.

Vaudeville Follies to be presented by library

The Merced County Library will present the Vaudeville Follies at 5 p.m. on Nov. 13 at the library, 2100 O St. The show is good for all ages and admission is free. Call (209) 385-7643.

Merced SPCA meets first Monday of month

The Merced Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals meets the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 500 Buena Vista Drive, except when the first Monday is a holiday. Call (209) 723-8953 or (209) 384-7722.

Merced chapter PFLAG meeting is Nov. 13

The Merced chapter of Parents, Families, Friends of Lesbians and Gays will meet at 7 p.m. on Nov. 13 at 899 Yosemite Park Way. Call (209) 341-2122 for more information.

Lions Club taking orders for poinsettias

ATWATER -- The Atwater-Winton Lions Club will take poinsettia orders through Nov. 30. Delivery is Dec. 3 or Dec. 4. Call (209) 358-0044 or (209) 358-1668.

Wednesdays are VFW Hamburger Night

Hamburger Night is every Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Atwater Veterans of Foreign Wars post, 1390 Broadway.

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