Around Town (3-15-13)

March 14, 2013 

Young women's event set for end of month

LIVINGSTON -- The fourth annual Young Women's Conference will be from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 23 at Livingston Middle School, 101 F St. It's open to all seventh- through 12th-grade girls. Seniors are eligible for scholarships. Call (209) 277-3056 or email

Genealogical Society

The Merced County Genealogical Society will meet at noon Saturday at the library, 2100 O St. Speaker Stephen P. Morse will discuss topics ranging from problems with genealogical searches to identity theft and more. The meeting is open to the public.

Annual Business Expo

The fourth annual Business Expo will be presented by the Merced County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce from 5 to 8 p.m. on April 4 at 630 W. 19th St. Attendance is free and open to the public. Exhibitor space is still available. Call (209) 384-9537 or go to

Prime rib dinner

LOS BANOS -- St. Alban's Supper Club will hold a Gourmet Four Course Prime Rib Dinner by Chef Bala Smith at 6 p.m. on April 6 at the Los Banos Masonic Lodge, 1510 Canal Farm Lane. Suggested donation is $25 per person. Call (209) 509-9684.

Old Timer's reunion

The Old Timers of Merced County are looking for county pioneers to honor at the 71st annual Old Timers Reunion-Luncheon to be held April 14 at the Italo American Lodge. Those honored are at least 85 years of age and have lived in Merced County for at least 50 years. For more information or to receive an application, call (209) 769-7460 or email

Women in politics

The League of Women Voters, Soroptimist International of Merced and the National Council of Negro Women will hold the Celebrating Women in Politics luncheon at noon March 28. Tickets are $23 per person and the guest speakers will be Dee Dee D'Adamo and Amy Neumann. RSVP deadline is March 21. No tickets will be sold at the door. Call (209) 756-1473 or email

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