Council budget review
The Merced City Council will hold special sessions to review the budget at 6 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday and May 22 and 29 at the Merced Civic Center, 678 W. 18th St. The Monday session will cover the police, fire and recreation departments and the session on Tuesday will be on other city departments. The follow-up sessions the week after will be used to answer questions. For more, call (209) 385-6232.
Bike to Work Week
Next week is Bike to Work Week and countywide raffles will be offered in Merced County to anyone who pledges to bike or walk to work at least one day during the week. Call (209) 235-1092, (209) 235-0600, (209) 235-0576 or go to __lt__a href="http://www.sjcog.org" target="_blank"__gt__www.sjcog.org__lt__/a__gt__ or www. commuteconnection.com.
Falcon Band concert
ATWATER The Atwater Falcon Band will hold its Spring Concert at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the Buhach Colony High School theater.
Mature driver class
ATWATER There will be a mature driver improvement class from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Atwater Community Center, 750 Bellevue Road. This is a free class and space is limited. Call (209) 381-6541 to register.
Tune In and Tune Up
The San Joaquin Valley Air Control District will host a Tune In and Tune Up Car Clean-Up Event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 18 at the Merced County Fairgrounds, 900 Martin Luther King Jr. Way. The first 525 vehicles will receive emissions testing and free smog repairs. Free food and drinks will be available at 9 a.m. while supplies last. Call (800) 806-2004.
ATWATER The National Association for Uniformed Services, H. Wayne Hein Chapter, will meet at 10 a.m. on May 18 at the Atwater veteran's building, 1390 Broadway. Call (209) 358-4834.
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