Around Town (11/21/12)

chodges@mercedsunstar.comNovember 20, 2012 

Lions Club seeks glasses, hearing aids

The Merced Breakfast Lions Club maintains locations to drop off old, unused prescription eyeglasses or hearing aids. They are: the offices of Drs. David Baba and Paul Smith, the Save Mart grocery store at Olive and G streets; or the optical departments at Costco or Wal-Mart. Info: or

Paintings on exhibit

The Merced College Art Gallery is featuring Bear Creek and More, an exhibition of oil and acrylic paintings by Patricia Canepa that runs through Dec. 6 in the Theater Building, 3600 M St. Call (209) 384-6064 or e-mail

Poinsettias delivered

ATWATER -- The Atwater-Winton Lions Club will hold its seventh annual poinsettia sale. Orders will be taken through Nov. 30 with delivery at your door Dec. 3 or 4. Call (209) 358-0044 or (209) 358-1668.

Guitar concert

Nathaniel Dalman will direct the Merced College Guitar Studio in Concert at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 1 at the college. Tickets are $8 for general admission and $6 for students and faculty.

Class for older drivers

Merced College's noncredit office is offering Mature Driver Improvement classes for residents 55 and over from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Merced Tri-College Center, G Street and Community College Drive. Call (209) 381-6541.

Christmas parade

ATWATER -- The Atwater Christmas Parade will start at 7 p.m. Dec. 7 at Ralston Park, Third Street and Fir Avenue. The theme this year is "Favorite Victorian Christmas Stories." Applications are available at, by calling (209) 358-4215, or can be picked up at 1181 Third St.

Free legal services

Central California Legal Services Inc. and Merced County provide free legal services to seniors. Clients must live in Merced County, be 60 or older and a U.S. citizen. Appointments are held in Dos Palos, Livingston, Los Banos, Atwater and Merced. Call (209) 385-7550.

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