Around Town: Stribling Nelson Music Studio piano recital

January 26, 2013 

The Stribling Nelson Music Studio will hold its winter piano recital at 4 p.m. Sunday at St. Luke's Anglican Church, 350 W. Yosemite Ave. Admission is free and there will be a reception following the recital. For more information, go to

City Council meetings

The Merced City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at Tenaya Middle School, 760 W. Eighth St., and on Feb. 25 at Rivera Middle School, 945 Buena Vista Drive. Call (209) 385-6232 or go to

Spring 2013 classes

Merced College Community Services will offer spring 2013 classes starting in February: Junior Blue Devil Water I, II and III for kids and teens; Social Media Safety for teens and parents; and Crazy for Cupcakes for adults. Call (209) 384-6224.

Volunteer orientation

Habitat for Humanity of Merced County will hold a volunteer orientation at 7 p.m. Sunday at 2916 N. McKee Road. Volunteers can be from any church, and areas of need will be discussed. Board members and committee members also are needed. Call (209) 769-1884.

Climate change study

MARIPOSA -- "God's Creation Cries for Justice" is sponsored by Pax Christi Mariposa and will be done in eight sessions on Thursday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. starting Feb. 7 at 4985 Bullion St. For more information,

call (209) 966-3271 or (209) 966-2569, or email Cost is $25 per person or couple; scholarships available.

Parks vendors sought

Merced County Parks and Recreation is looking for mobile food vendors interested in providing food to various parks and various locations in the county for the upcoming season. Call (209) 385-7426 or go to

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