Around Town (5-16-13)

May 18, 2013 

Child Safety Day

ATWATER — The Castle-Atwater Kiwanis will present the William C. Lacey Child Safety Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Save Mart shopping center on Bellevue Avenue and Winton Way. Many agencies will participate. Dental screenings and other services will be provided. Free hot dogs, drinks, fruit cups and popcorn will be available. There will be a free raffle for 20 or more bicycles and helmets at 1 p.m. Call (209) 358-0723.

Merced Green Party

The Common Sense Alternative is coming to Merced at 10 a.m. Saturday at Coffee Bandits Cafe, 309 W. Main St. The speaker will be Alex Shantz. Bring your vision and help develop solutions in Merced.

Mental illness support

Merced County National Alliance on Mental Illness, holds biweekly support groups for families dealing with those suffering from serious mental illness. To get more information about NAMI and the support it provides, call (209) 381-6844 and a volunteer will return the call within 48 hours.

Legal representation

Central California Legal Services offers legal advice and representation to eligible individuals in a variety of areas, including tenant rights, homeless issues, Social Security and SSI Disability Claims, CalWorks, Medi-Cal, unemployment and CalFresh (Food Stamp) cases. Services are available to low-income people at no cost. Call (209) 723-5466 or go to 1640 N St., Suite 200 in Merced.

Free business advice

The Service Corps of Retired Executives provides free counseling to small businesses, whether they are new or seasoned operations. Experienced SCORE volunteers offer advice on how to transition to a fully functioning, successful small business. Counseling is available on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays. Sessions take place at 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. For more information or to make an appointment call (209) 724-2033.

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