AROUND TOWN (02-21-13)

February 20, 2013 

Girls soccer tryouts

ATWATER -- The tryouts for the under-14 girls competitive traveling soccer team will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday behind the Atwater High School soccer fields. Call (209) 233-1157.

Take-Out Rib Dinner

LIVINGSTON -- The Livingston Lions Club will host a Take-Out Rib Dinner from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 2 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall, 1605 Seventh St. Tickets are $10. Call (209) 394-7750.

All-you-can-eat shrimp

Merced Sunrise Rotary will host its annual All-You-Can-Eat Shrimp Feed fund-raiser at 6 p.m. on March 9 at the Merced Fairgrounds Half Dome Building. Tickets are $40 for a meal that includes shrimp on ice with cocktail sauce, pasta, salad and garlic French bread. A dessert auction and prize drawings to be held after dinner. Call (209) 723-1691.

School Casino Night

ATWATER -- St. Anthony School will host its annual Casino Night fund-raiser at 6 p.m. on March 9 at the APC Hall, 1420 Third St. Tickets are $30 per person and include a steak dinner. Call (209) 358-3373 for tickets or more information.

Love Inc. fund-raiser

Love in the Name of Christ of Greater Merced will host a dinner-auction fund-raiser at 5:30 p.m. on March 9 at Gateway Community Church, 353 E. Donna Drive. Tickets are $20 each or $150 for a table of eight. There will be a live auction, silent auction, dessert auction, gift raffle and 50-50 cash raffle. Call (209) 383-7034, ext. 120, or go to

A Day of Service

ATWATER -- Castle Family Health Centers and Soroptimist International of Atwater will host the sixth annual Day of Service from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 9 at Bloss Clinic, 1251 Grove Ave. On tap will be free health screening for children and adults for diabetes and high blood pressure as well as breast exams, vision, hearing and dental checks. Free lunch and refreshments, plus raffles and activities for children will be offered. Call (209) 381-7210 or email

Overcoming childhood abuse

ACE Overcomers, a support group for overcoming the effects of a difficult childhood, will be meeting at 7 p.m. Mondays at Gateway Church, 353 E. Donna Drive and at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at Atwater First Church of God, 2100 Fruitland Ave. Call (209) 617-4688, email, or go to

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