Around Town (4-5-13)

April 4, 2013 

Time to Fly is coming with Livingston kite fest

LIVINGSTON -- The Knights of Columbus and the city of Livingston will present Time to Fly, the second annual kite festival, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 14 at Livingston Middle School, 101 F St. It is free to the public and there will be many activities, including pie eating contests, face painting, bounce houses, a candy drop and much more. Space is available for vendors. For more information, call (209) 277-1402, (209) 394-8830, or go to

Mature driver class

A Mature Driver Improvement class will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 18 at the Merced Tri-College Center. This is a free class. Space is limited; to register, call (209) 381-6541.

College to hold plant sale

Merced College will hold its annual plant sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 20 at the college's greenhouses. There will be vegetables, herbs, perennials, succulents, fruit, shade trees and more available. Signs will help lead you off M Street. Call (209) 631-2026.

Merced Art Hop

The Merced Art Hop will be from 5 to 9 p.m. April 20 in downtown Merced. There will be a Canal Water Safety Awareness presentation from the Merced Irrigation District and much more. For more, go to

Putt to fight cancer

CHOWCHILLA -- The second annual Cancer Wellness Golf Tournament will be at 1 p.m. April 27 at Pheasant Run Golf Course in Chowchilla. Tickets are $75 and include dinner, golf club certificate and goodie bags. For more information, call (209) 827-1960.

Elton John tribute

"Elton: The Early Years" will play at 10 a.m. April 27 at the Turlock Community Theatre. Ticket sale proceeds will benefit the Castle Air Museum. For more information, call (562) 547-4730 or go to

Offering legal services

Central California Legal Services offers legal advice and representation to eligible individuals in tenant rights and homeless issues, Social Security and SSI disability claims, CalWorks, Medi-Cal, unemployment and CalFresh (food stamp) cases and much more. This is available to low-income people at no cost. Call (209) 723-5466 or go to 1640 N St., Suite 200, in Merced.

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