Around Town (11-29-12)

chodges@mercedsunstar.comNovember 28, 2012 

Arbor Gallery holds Christmas open house

Arbor Gallery will hold its Christmas open house with a reception from 5 to 7:30 p.m. today, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at 645 W. Main St. It features a new selection of jewelry, pottery and more. Call (209) 384-8338.

United Methodist Christmas Bazaar

The Merced United Methodist Women will hold their 82nd annual Christmas Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday at 899 Yosemite Park Way. This year's theme is Angels Among Us. Many Christmas items will be for sale, as well as jams and home-canned products. A silent auction will be held. Call (209) 617-8119.

Auditions for 'Hobbit' at Playhouse Merced

Playhouse Merced will hold auditions for "The Hobbit" at 10 a.m. Saturday. Call (209) 725-8587, (209) 722-7971 or go to www.playhousemerced. com.

Merced Sierra Club banquet Saturday

The Merced Sierra Club will hold its annual banquet with a pot luck dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Hoffmeister Center, 1920 Canal St. Photographer Tony Rowell will be the guest speaker. Call (209)723-4747.

Mariposa County Christmas Home Tour

MARIPOSA -- The Mariposa County Friends of the Library will hold the 21st Ken and Alice Meriam Christmas Home Tour from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the library's visitor's center. Tickets are $12 per person. Call (209)966-3062.

Breakfast with Santa Saturday at mall

The annual Breakfast with Santa will be from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Sweet River Grill in the mall. Tickets are $6 each and are on sale at the Merced Mall Customer Service. For more information, call (209) 723-3981 or go to

Livingston Lions poinsettia sale

LIVINGSTON -- The Livingston Lion Club will hold its annual poinsettia sale, taking orders through Tuesday. They will be delivered on Dec. 7 and 14. Cost is $10 each. Call (209) 358-5069 or (209) 394-2212.

Presbyterian Church Christmas Craft Fair

The Central Presbyterian Church will host its 10th annual Christmas Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Hoffmeister Center, 1920 Canal St. Free admission. Cider and lunch will be available. Call (209) 723-0491.

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