Around Town: Big Valley Travel Club has trips coming up

January 15, 2013 

The Big Valley Travel Club will offer many exciting trips this year that will be open to everyone. The group is also taking reservations for extended trips it will offer. For more information on where, when and the price of the trips, call(209) 634-6804 or email

Computer training classes at MCOE

The Merced County Office of Education is offering computer training classes from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 632 W. 13th St. Cost is $75 per class, and the deadline to register is one week before the start of the class. Classes are: Photoshop CS6: Level 1 on Jan. 22; Photoshop CS6: Level 2 on Feb. 19; Microsoft Word 2012: Level 1 on Jan. 25; Microsoft Word 2010 Level 2 on Feb. 5; Microsoft Word 2010 Level 3 on March 19; Adobe Illustrator CS6 Level 1 on Feb. 1; Adobe Illustrator CS6 Level 2 on March 5; Adobe Acrobat XPro on Feb. 12; Microsoft Excel 2010 Level 1 on Jan. 29; Microsoft Excel 2010 Level 2 on Feb. 26; and Microsoft Excel 2010 Level 3 on March 12. For more, call (209) 381-6630.

Merced Christian School crab feed

The Merced Christian School will host a crab feed at 5 p.m. on Jan. 26 at the Merced County Fairgrounds. Tickets are $40 and include all-you-can-eat crab, pasta, salad and bread. Call (209) 384-1940 for information.

Knights of Columbus free throw contest

LIVINGSTON -- The Livingston Knights of Columbus Council 9363 will sponsor a youth free throw championship for boys and girls ages 10-14 at 1 p.m. on Jan. 27 in the Livingston High School gymnasium. For more information, call (209) 394-3169.

Senior Community Center hosts dance

The Merced Senior Community Center will host a dance from 2 to 5 p.m. on Jan. 27 with music provided by Gloria Coronas. Dance the fox trot, swing, rumba, tango, polka, line dancing and more. Tickets are $8 per person. Call (209) 385-6855 for more information.

Atwater High School Music Department luau

ATWATER -- The Atwater High School Music Department will host its annual Luau dinner and auction from 5 to 9 p.m. on Feb. 9 in the Atwater High cafeteria, 2201 Fruitland Ave. Tickets are $10 and include Hawaiian-style pork, barbecued chicken, rice and macaroni salad. There also will be an auction and entertainment. Call (209) 357-6026 for more information.

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