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.
Holy Spirit Celebration is coming to Atwater
ATWATER The Atwater Holy Spirit Celebration will be held through Sunday at Atwater Pentecost Hall, 1420 Third St. There will be a traditional Portuguese parade, food and more. For times, places and events, call (209) 722-4783.
Golf lessons to teach life skills for children
The next nine-week First Tee Session will begin at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Merced Golf and Country Club, 6333 N. Golf Road, and the Saturday session will be at 2 p.m. This is a nationally recognized program that teaches children essential life skills through the game of golf. Cost is $90 per child and $50 for a second child from same family. Scholarships are available. Call (209) 604-4120.
Music boosters to hold annual fireworks sale
ATWATER The Buhach Colony Music Boosters will hold its annual fireworks sale Friday to July 4 in the Kmart parking lot on Bellevue Road. Call (209) 261-5756.
California Waterfowl to hold annual dinner
ATWATER The California Waterfowl organization will hold its 14th annual dinner Saturday, with cocktails at 5 p.m. and dinner at 7, at the Atwater Community Center, 760 E. Bellevue Road. Tickets are $35 per person or $55 per couple. The dinner includes tri-tip, and there will be beer, wine and soda. There will be a raffle, auction and sales of wildlife art and outdoor merchandise. Call (209) 535-1302 or (209) 628-6555.
Livingston accepting commission applicants
LIVINGSTON The city of Livingston is accepting applications to fill one alternate commissioner vacancy on the Livingston Planning Commission. The term is four years or until successors are appointed. The commission meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. The deadline to turn in an application is Aug. 9 at 5 p.m. Applications are available at 1416 C St. or www.livingstoncity.com.
Art Hop fund-raiser is coming next month
The second annual Art Hop fund-raiser will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 22 at 678 W. 18th St. Admission is $10. Call (209) 658-0661.
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