The Merced Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals meets the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 500 Buena Vista Drive, except when the first Monday is a holiday. Call (209) 723-8953 or (209) 384-7722 for more information.
College offers golfing for all ages classes
Merced College Community Services will offer golf for all ages classes, starting Saturday and continuing through May 18. Classes are held from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturdays. Call (209) 384-6224 for more information.
Merced High welcomes the class of 2017
Merced High School will host a barbecue to welcome the Class of 2017 students from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on May 1 in the quad-cafeteria area, 205 W. Olive Ave. Students will be able sign up for clubs, meet the staff, interact with Link Crew students and more. Call (209) 385-6465 for more information.
MOPS Group to host the Me Project
A local moms' group, MOPS, will host the Me Project from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on May 2 at Yosemite Church, 2230 E. Yosemite Ave. The speaker will be Kathi Lipp. There will be dessert, coffee and more on tap, with a healthy dose of laughter. Tickets are $10 per person and $15 for those needing child care (up to four children). Call (209) 383-5038 for more information.
Church women's group hosts lunch potluck
A Church Women United potluck luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on May 3 at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 1455 E. Yosemite Ave. Bring a dish to share. The program will be provided by Margaret Simmons from Sierra Grace Homeless Project. Her presentation is titled "Swinging Wide the Doors of Hospitality." Call (209) 722-6101 for more information.
Merced SPCA 17th annual dog walk
The Merced SPCA will host its 17th annual dog walk fund-raiser at 9 a.m. on May 4 starting at the Applegate Zoo entrance. Prizes will be presented and walkers will receive a complimentary photo with their dog. Call (209) 658-3637 or (209) 384-7722 for more information.
If you would like to have your event announced in the Around Town column, send your information to Connie Hodges at least 10 days prior to the event, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Items run according to space available.