Take a trip with the Big Valley Travel Club The Big Valley Travel Club will offer many trips this year to the public. They also are taking reservations for extended trips. For more information, call (209) 634-6804 or email BVTravelclub@charter.net.
Computer classes 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 prior to the start of the class. These are the classes being offered:
Microsoft Word 2010, Level 2, on Feb. 5
Adobe Acrobat XPro, on Feb. 12
Photoshop CS6, Level 2, on Feb. 19
Microsoft Excel 2010, Level 2, on Feb. 26
Adobe Illustrator CS6, Level 2, on March 5
Microsoft Excel 2010, Level 3, on March 12
Microsoft Word 2010, Level 3, on March 19
For more information, call (209) 381-6630.
'Welcome to Ministry' The Unitarian Universalist Church of Merced will present the Rev. Brian Jessup of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Fresno as he leads their next service at 4 p.m. Sunday at 305 W. 26th St. The topic will be "Welcome to Ministry." Visitors are welcome.
Trip to Lodi festival Merced College Community Services will host a trip to the Lodi Wine and Chocolate Festival on Feb. 9. Cost is $95 per person and includes transportation, refreshments and entrance to the event. To register or for more information, call (209) 384-6224 or go to www.mercedcommunityservices.com.
Rescue Mission dance The Merced County Rescue Mission will host an old-fashioned Barn Dance at 6 p.m. Feb. 23 at the American Legion Hall, 939 W. Main St. Dave Brown will be the dance caller. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Tickets are $10 per person and will be sold at the door. All proceeds will benefit the mission. Call (209) 658-9558.
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