Youth Sports Parade
The Merced Golden Lions will host the Merced Youth Sports Parade starting at 10 a.m. Saturday on West Main Street, between Martin Luther King Jr. Way and O Street. There will be a talent show at 9 a.m. in Bob Hart Square. Children ages 1 to 15 wearing a sports uniform and accompanied by an adult will be admitted free to the Saturday night races at the Merced County Fairgrounds. Call (209) 383-5843, (209) 384-8473, (209) 580-8825 or (209) 725-0883.
Founder's Day fete
Members of the Merced Area Council of Beta Sigma Phi will celebrate the 82nd anniversary of its Founder's Day at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Branding Iron Restaurant, 640 W. 16th St. Members from Merced, Mariposa, Atwater and Los Banos and any former members are invited to attend. Call (209) 723-1169 to make a reservation.
Student resource fair
The Hmong Student Association at UC Merced will hold a resource fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Merced County Fairgrounds, Yosemite Hall, 900 Martin Luther King Jr. Way. Admission is free and the event is open to the public. For more information, call (559) 240-3721 or email email@example.com.
Rose and iris show
ATWATER -- The Atwater Garden Club will host its 35th annual Rose and Iris Festival with registration from 7 to 9:30 a.m. and the public invited from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Atwater Community Center, 750 Bellevue Road. Admission is free, but tickets for the 2 p.m. tea must be purchased in advance. Call (209) 201-2804 or (209) 658-5055.
Youth football dinner
ATWATER -- The Atwater Falcons Youth Football will hold its annual barbecue chicken and rigatoni take-out dinner from 3 to 7 p.m. May 11 at the Veterans Park Pavilion (Old Castle Park). Tickets are $10 per person. Call (209) 769-5474 or (209) 947-0882.
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