Around Town (8-13-13)

August 16, 2013 

Summer Music Series presents Red Dog Ash

The Merced Mall's seventh annual Summer Music Series at the Center Court Stage from 6 to 8 p.m. continues as Red Dog Ash plays on Saturday. Visit or call (209) 723-3981 for more information.

Founder's Dinner set

LIVINGSTON — The Livingston Medical Group will hold its Founder's Dinner at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at 1237 Main St. Cost is $20 per couple and includes chicken pasta dinner, social mixer, raffle prizes and a silent auction. All proceeds will go to the group's scholarship program. Call (209) 394-1368 or email

Playhouse's annual gala

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

Sweet potato festival

LIVINGSTON — The second annual Sweet Potato Festival will be Sept. 20 at the Livingston Sports Complex, 2600 Walnut Ave., with a carnival, entertainment, food, vendors and more. For more information, go to or call (209) 394-8830.

Board members needed

The Northside Pet Connection's spay-neuter voucher program may have to close because of a lack of board members. They are needed by the annual dinner meeting on Sept. 20 or the organization will have to close its doors. To help or volunteer call, (209) 878-3134.

Take off some pounds

ATWATER — Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. at 2300 Cascade Drive in the clubhouse at Castle Vista. Call (209) 628-9720 for more information.

Drive-through planned

LOS BANOS — Valley Christian Center will hold a drive-through chicken dinner from 3 to 7 p.m. on Sept. 29 at 241 W. Pacheco Blvd. Tickets are $8. The meal includes a quarter chicken, rice, salad and dinner roll. Call (408) 991-4491 for more information.

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