Around Town (3-21-13)

March 20, 2013 

Sierra Club meeting

The Merced Sierra Club will meet at 7 p.m. today at the Merced United Methodist Church, 899 Yosemite Park Way. The presentation, "The Delta Tunnel Plan," includes a documentary film, "Over Troubled Waters," as well as speakers who will discuss the $23 billion project to divert water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Call (209) 723-4747.

Parkinson's support

The community is invited to attend the monthly Parkinson's support group meeting at 10 a.m. today at Mission Gardens, 1450 E. 27th St. Call (209) 384-3300.

Kiki Raina Tahiti Fete

The 34th annual Kiki Raina Tahiti Fete will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Merced County Fairgrounds, 900 Martin Luther King Jr. Way. Tickets in advance for adults are $15, $17 at the door; children 5 to 12 years, $11 advance, $12 at the door. A three-day pass, purchased in advance, is $39 for an adult and $27 for a child. Call (209) 726-1925.

CASA fund-raiser

The Court Appointed Special Advocates of Merced County will hold its annual fund-raiser with a social hour at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 on Friday at the Merced County Fairgrounds Pavilion, 900 Martin Luther King Jr. Way. Tickets are $50 per person and include a steak and shrimp dinner, a live and silent auction and music by Crystal Syphon. Call (209) 722-2272.

Transit workshops

Transit officials will hold several workshops to discuss revised routes for The Bus and introduce the recertification process for patrons to access Dial-A-Ride services. The workshops will take place at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Tuesday in Los Banos at 645 Seventh St.; 3 and 6 p.m. on April 1 at Atwater Community Center, 760 Bellevue Road; 3 p.m. on April 2 at the Merced Civic Center, 678 W. 19th St.; and 6 p.m. on April 2 at MCAG, 369 W. 18th St. Call (209) 725-3813 or go to

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