Around Town: Spring Street Fair

July 1, 2013 

LIVINGSTON — The Livingston Recreation Department is holding its Spring Street Fair through October on Thursdays from 5 to 9 p.m. on Main Street. Space is available for vendors. Food vendors must get proper permits. For details, call (209) 394-8830 or go to

Summer Music Series

The Merced Mall's seventh annual Summer Music Series is in full swing. Shows are from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Center Court Stage: Central Valley Jazz All-Stars, July 6 and Aug. 3; Carlos Caro's VL Trio, July 20; and Red Dog Ash, Aug. 17. For details, call (209) 723-3981 or visit

TNT Fireworks sale

TNT Fireworks will be sold in the Merced Wal-Mart parking lot through Wednesday. Proceeds will benefit Hobie House, a residential alcohol and drug treatment facility. Call (209) 722-6335.

SPCA donation drive

The Merced SPCA will hold its annual donation drive, Dollars For Dogs and Cats, throughout July. Donation canisters with a dollar sign will be placed at businesses in Atwater and Merced. The kickoff for the campaign will be at its Fourth of July booth and includes a raffle for a Kindle Fire. All proceeds benefit pets at the Merced SPCA. Call (209) 384-7722 or (209) 723-8953.

AARP holds meeting

ATWATER — The Atwater AARP 2194 meets at 1 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at the Community Center, 760 Bellevue Road. Call (209) 357-7391 for details.

Flag disposal at VFW

ATWATER — The Atwater VFW will properly dispose of any flags that are torn, soiled or tattered. Drop off flags at the post, 1390 Broadway. The VFW also holds a Hamburger Night every Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m., and provides wheelchairs and walkers at no charge to veterans in need. For details, call (209) 358-7224.

Customer service class

Merced College is partnering with the Greater Merced Chamber of Commerce to offer professional development training through the college's award-winning Customer Service Academy on Aug. 22 and 29 with morning and afternoon sessions at 630 W. 19th St. The cost is $23 per workshop and participants earn a half unit of college credit. Call (209) 386-6733 or go to for more information.

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