Around Town: Swim lessons planned by city recreation staff

July 2, 2013 

The Merced Office of Recreation is taking signups for swimming lessons July 8-18 at the Civic Center, 678 W. 18th St., from 1 to 5 p.m. Cost is $10 per session and classes will be held from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at McNamara Pool, 1040 Canal St., for ages 6 months to 12 years. Call (209) 385-6978 or email

Big Valley Travel Club offering many trips

The Big Valley Travel Club is offering many trips this year that are open to anyone who is interested. The group is taking reservations for the extended trips it has planned. For more information on destinations, dates and price for these trips, call (209) 634-6804 or email

School bus driver training free at college

Merced College will hold a Certified School Bus Driver Training from Wednesday to July 31 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Merced Tri-College Center. This is a free class. Call (209) 381-6540 for more information.

Mature driver improvement classes

Merced College will hold Mature Driver Improvement classes for residents over the age of 55 on July 17 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Merced Tri-College Center and on Aug. 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Atwater Community Center, 760 Bellevue Road. Call (209) 381-6540 to be put on the enrollment list.

Legal professionals hold 30th annual fund-raiser

The Merced County Legal Professionals Association will hold its 30th annual fund-raiser from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Sept. 14 at DeAngelos. Tickets are $25 per adult and $10 for children 8 and under. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Wounded Warriors Project and there will be a silent auction and raffle. Call (209) 617-3029.

Hinds Hospice is in need of volunteers

Hinds Hospice is looking for volunteers to give companionship to terminally ill patients and give their caregivers a break. To volunteer you must be at least 18 years old and take a 24-hours training course. For more information call Judy Lambrix, volunteer coordinator at (209) 383-3123 or go to jlambrix@hindshospice. org.

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