Around Town (12/27/12)

December 26, 2012 

Award-winning singer to perform at church Award-winning vocalist Gary Ballew will perform at 6 p.m. Sunday at Merced First Assembly of God, 1350 Yosemite Park Way. Call (209) 383-6130.

New Year's Eve fete ATWATER — J&R Productions presents "A New Year's Eve Blowout" at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Atwater Veterans Hall, 1390 Broadway Ave. Tickets are $30 and include dinner, party favors and music by DJ Joe Macias. A portion of the proceeds will go to the United States Power Scooters Central Valley Ghost Riders. Call (209) 658-5981 or (209) 769-8504.

Disabled Veterans talk ATWATER — Army Lt. Col. Greg Penfield will speak at the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 31 meeting at 6 p.m. Jan. 3 at 1390 Broadway. The moderator will be Wayne Stoops. Questions can be submitted in advance and will be answered at the meeting. Call (209) 358-1678.

MS Society meeting The National MS Society will hold a meeting — the topic is "Managing Pain Issues with MS" — followed by an opportunity to share an evaluation of the work of the society. Light refreshments will be served; event is free. Call (209) 214-6022 or email

Free legal advisement Central California Legal Services offers legal advice and representation to eligible individuals in tenant rights and homeless issues, Social Security and SSI Disability Claims, CalWorks, Medi-Cal, unemployment and CalFresh (food stamp) cases, and much more. This is available to low-income people at no cost. Call (209) 723-5466 or go to 1640 N St., Suite 200 in Merced.

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