Around Town (8-06-13)

August 5, 2013 

Playhouse's annual gala kicks off new season

Playhouse Merced will celebrate the beginning of its 20th season with its annual gourmet dinner, drinks, dancing, live entertainment and a silent auction on August 17. For ticket prices and times, call (209) 725-8587.

Second annual Art Hop fund-raiser coming up

The second annual Art Hop fund-raiser will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Aug. 22 at 678 W. 18th St. Admission is $10. Call (209) 658-0661.

Customer service class at Merced College

Merced College and the Greater Merced Chamber of Commerce are planning 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 get a half unit of college credit. For more, call (209) 386-6733 or visit www. customerserviceacademy. org.

A Day at Apple Hill bus trip is in September

Merced College Community Services will hold A Day at Apple Hill from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sept. 7. Cost is $75 per person and includes transportation, refreshments, a tour and lunch. Call (209) 384-6224 or visit www. mercedcommunityservices. com.

1963 reunion organizers looking for classmates

LIVINGSTON — Organizers of the 50-Year Reunion for Livingston High School to be held Sept. 14 are looking for current addresses for classmates. They encourage anyone who attended the elementary schools that fed into Livingston High School to attend whether they graduated with the Class of '63 or not. Call (209) 668-0519 or email

Donate a cell phone for seniors in need

The Merced County Area Agency on Aging is requesting the donation of unneeded cell phones for distribution to Merced County seniors age 60 and older. Seniors will be able to call 911 for emergency assistance only with these phones. They should have a charging unit and a battery that will hold a charge. Call (209) 385-7550.

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