The Big Valley Travel Club will offer many trips this year that will be open to the public. For more information on where, when and the price of these trips, call (209) 634-6804 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPCA holding adoptions at pet store Saturday
ATWATER -- The Merced SPCA will hold an adoption event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Armstrong's Pet World, 1831 Bellevue Road. Puppies, adult dogs and cats will be available. Call (209) 384-7722 or (209) 723-8953.
Sierra Club planning to discuss delta tunnel
The Merced Sierra Club will meet at 7 p.m. March 21 at Merced United Methodist Church, 899 Yosemite Park Way. The topic will be the delta tunnel plan. A documentary film, "Over Troubled Waters," examining the $23 billion tunnel plan to divert water from the delta will be shown. Call (209) 723-4747.
Food, dance and crafts at Polynesian festival
The 34th annual Kiki Raina Tahiti Fete will be held from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. March 22, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. March 23 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 24 at the Merced County Fairgrounds, 900 Martin Luther King Jr. Way. There will be dance competitions, island-style food and Polynesian craft booths. Tickets in advance for adults are $15, or $17 at the door; in advance for children ages 5 to 12 are $11, or $12 at the door. A three-day pass, only for sale in advance, is $39 for adults or $27 for children. Call (209) 726-1925.
Young women's event set for end of month
LIVINGSTON -- The fourth annual Young Women's Conference 2013 will be held from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 23 at Livingston Middle School, 101 F St. It's open to all 7th- through 12th-grade girls. Seniors are eligible for scholarships. Call (209) 277-3056 or email email@example.com.
Dance to swing music from West, East coasts
Come and enjoy the music of Just Friends with Gloria Coronas and Eddie Sinegal from 2 to 5 p.m. March 24 at the Merced Community Center, 755 W. 15th St. Tickets are $8 and include refreshments and door prizes.
Use a SHARES card at Atwater Save Mart
ATWATER -- Save Mart offers a SHARES card. When shoppers swipe it, 3 percent of the cost of their purchases will go to Atwater PAL. Help us maintain important programs for our youth.
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