Around Town: Planning Commission meeting this week

June 9, 2013 

The Merced Planning Commission will meet Wednesday at 678 W. 18th St. at 7 p.m. For details, call (209) 385-6858.

Big Valley Travel Club

The Big Valley Travel Club offers a wide range of trips to all area residents. The club also is taking reservations for extended trips that are being planned. For more information on where, when and the price of these trips, call (209) 634-6804 or go to

College for Kids

Merced College for Kids, which begins in mid-June, is accepting proposals from anyone interested in teaching a class. These classes are designed for students going into the fourth through eighth grades. Some of the classes already being planned include performing arts, aquatics, arts, sports, fitness, cooking, math, science, language arts, career exploration and Spanish. For more information, call (209) 381-6470 or go to www. mercedcommunityservices. com.

Building Young Leaders

Building Young Leaders will hold classes for children from 5 to 16 years of age starting June 10. Classes will include jewelry making, engineering, dance and more. For more information, go to www.

Low-cost legal advice

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. The service is available to low-income people at no cost. Call (209) 723-5466 or go to 1640 N St., Suite 200 in Merced.

Seniors' legal services

Central California Legal Services Inc. and Merced County provide free legal services to seniors; clients must live in Merced County, be more than 60 years old and a U.S. citizen. Appointments are held in Dos Palos, Livingston, Los Banos, Atwater and Merced. Call (209) 385-7550.

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