AROUND TOWN (04-04-13)

chodges@mercedsunstar.comApril 3, 2013 

Scholarships available

The Central Valley Opportunity Center announces its 2013 Scholarship Project for academically deserving students in its tri-county area: Madera, Merced and Stanislaus. Students must have a GPA of 3.0 or better and plan on attending a post-secondary educational institution in the fall. The deadline for applications is April 12. Call (209) 357-0062, ext. 123, or email

Gallery seeks exhibits

The Merced College Art Gallery is considering exhibits for the 2013-14 fall and spring semesters. The gallery schedules six exhibits a year and will consider a group exhibition proposal as well. Portfolios can be mailed to the gallery for review by the April 12 deadline. Include 20 digital images of art work, artist bio, artist statement and a self-addressed, stamped envelope if materials need to be returned. For more information, call (209) 384-6064, email or go to

Musical at Playhouse

Playhouse Merced will present "Urinetown: The Musical" on April 12 at 7 p.m. for a three-weekend run. Call (209) 725-8587 for more information.

Call for county pioneers

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. Honorees must be at least 85 years old and residents of Merced County for 50 years or more. They will receive a free lunch and will be presented with certificates and proclamations from various political districts, including the Merced County Board of Supervisors. For more information, call (209) 769-7460 or email

Green tour coming up

LIVINGSTON -- The fourth annual Green Tour will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. April 14 at 10181 W. Olive Ave. For more information, call (209) 756-2421.

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