Around Town (2/20/2013)

February 19, 2013 

Snelling Heart Fund breakfast is Sunday

SNELLING -- The Independent Order of Odd Fellows Hall will hold a Heart Fund breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Sunday at the hall. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children. The meal is pancakes, sausage, eggs cooked to order, juice and coffee. Proceeds will benefit the Heart Fund.

NAMI meeting to focus on rejection of care

The Merced chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness will present the fourth program in a series. It is titled: "Why Might the Mental Health Care System Refuse Treatment." The presentation is free and takes place at 6:30 p.m. today at 1187 B St. Call (209) 381-6844.

Fun day with dogs and spay-neuter info

February is Spay-Neuter Awareness month. The Merced Dog Owners Group will hold a day of fun from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the dog park, Yosemite Avenue and R Street. Low-cost spay, neuter and vaccination information will be available. Free dog training sessions, a fly ball demonstration and raffle also are planned. For more information, email marilynnemanfre@gmail. com or visit

FFA crab feed Saturday at Merced High gym

Merced High FFA will have a crab feed at 6 p.m. Saturday in the school gym, 205 W. Olive Ave. Tickets are $40 per person or $320 for a table of eight. The meal includes all-you-can-eat crab, pasta and bread. Dessert auction, live auction and raffle also are planned. Call (209) 628-4213 or email

Black History program at Liberty Fellowship

ATWATER -- The Liberty Fellowship's 4th annual Black History Program will take place at 6 p.m. Sunday at Liberty Fellowship Church, 1900 Shaffer Road. There will be performances under the leadership of pastor Gwen Amey, Central Valley Community Choir, praise dancing and much more with senior pastor and the Rev. Ron Richardson. Call

(209) 358-5701 or go to

MERCO cycling race and dinner coming up

The 20th edition of the MERCO Cycling Classic, sponsored by Mercy Medical Center, the MID, Italo-American Lodge and Merced Boosters Club, takes place Feb. 28 through March 3. There will be a champions dinner at 6 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Merced County Fairgrounds Pavilion, 900 Martin Luther King Jr. Way. Tickets are $25 each. The speaker will be Davis Phinney. For more information, call (209) 777-2765.

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