Around Town (1-18-13)

January 17, 2013 

SPCA adoption event

The SPCA in Merced will hold an adoption event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at Tractor Supply in Atwater. Dogs and cats will be available, and tickets will be sold for the enchilada luncheon the same day at Los Panchos Restaurant. Call (209) 384-7722 or (209) 723-8953.

Examine Old Testament

ATWATER -- Atwater Baptist Church will hold a "Walk Through the Old Testament" at 9 a.m. Saturday at 2124 First St. The speaker will be Gerald Robison. The cost is $20 and includes all materials as well as lunch. Call (209) 358-5427.

Santo Nino de Cebu

LIVINGSTON -- The Santo Nino de Cebu celebration begins with Mass at 11 a.m. Sunday at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, with a procession to the church reception hall. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m., with food and entertainment representing the Filipino culture. Tickets are $7 for adults, $3 for children ages 7-12 and can be purchased in advance or at the door. Call (209) 394-7661 or (209) 394-2332.

Rose pruning workshop

ATWATER -- The Atwater Garden Club will offer a free rose pruning workshop at 9:30 a.m. on Jan. 26 at the Bloss Memorial Rose Garden gazebo at Cedar and First streets. Bring pruning shears, gloves and dress for cold weather. Call (209) 233-1814.

Carnival of Chaos

The Friends of the Merced County Library will hold "Carnival of Chaos," a vaudeville variety show, at 11 a.m. Jan. 26 on the main floor of the library, 2100 O St. This is a free program of family entertainment. Call (209) 385-7643.

Town hall meetings

Merced County Supervisor John Pedrozo will hold town hall community meetings at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 31 at 12560 Le Grand Road, Le Grand; 6:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at 9167 E. Stanford Ave., Planada; 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at 1416 C St., Livingston and 6:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at 504 W. 13th St., Merced. For more, call (209) 385-7637 or go to

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