Around Town: Planning Commission meeting canceled

July 29, 2013 

The City of Merced Planning Commission meeting for Aug. 7 has been canceled. The next meeting will be Aug. 21.

Free BMX Ride Nights set through October

ATWATER — Atwater PAL hosts free BMX Ride Nights through October from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Monday of each month at Veterans Park. Ages 6 to 17 are invited. Bikes and helmets are available at no charge.

Summer Music Series continues at the mall

The Merced Mall's seventh annual Summer Music Series is in full swing. All shows will be at the Center Court Stage from 6 to 8 p.m. Central Valley Jazz All-Stars play Saturday; Red Dog Ash, Aug. 17. For more information, go to or call (209) 723-3981

'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' auditions scheduled

Playhouse Merced will hold auditions for the play "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" at 1 p.m. on Aug. 3. Call (209) 725-8587 or go to www.

Chuckchansi Casino trip scheduled for Aug. 8

The Italian Catholic Federation will hold a Day at Chuckchansi Casino on Aug. 8. The bus will leave at 9 a.m. from 23rd and M streets and cost is $31 per person. Refreshments on the bus will be served, along with free raffle and bingo. Return at 3:30 p.m. Deadline for reserving a seat is Aug. 5. Call (209) 383-4819 or email

Week of health days coming to Livingston

LIVINGSTON — Livingston Medical Group will host a week of health days starting with Teen Health on Aug. 12, Public Housing Health on Aug. 13, Health Care for the Homeless on Aug. 14, Farmworker Health Day on Aug. 15 and Healthy Eating Day on Aug. 16, all at 1237 Main St. Call (209) 394-1368 or email

Reunion set for MHS Classes of '47, '48, '49

Graduates of the Merced High Class of 1948 meet on the first Wednesday of every even month at 11:30 a.m. at the Elks Lodge. They will host a reunion and the classes of 1947, 1948 and 1949 are invited at noon Oct. 3 at the Branding Iron Restaurant. Everyone is welcome, as they are at the monthly luncheons at the Elks Club. Tickets are $25 per person. To register send a check to Ken Leap, 6113 Country Club Place, Merced 95340 by Sept. 1 or call (209) 722-6563, (209) 722-5461, (209) 617-5401 or (209) 723-1395.

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