Club offers travel trips
Big Valley Travel Club has many trips coming up. They are open to all:
Escape to South Shore Lake Tahoe, Aug. 19-22, $195 per person, double occupancy; only eight spots on this trip.
Gilbert & Sullivan's "Iolanthe" at the Bankhead Theater in Livermore, Aug. 25, 2 p.m., $85.
Santa Cruz, Capitola and early-bird dinner at the Shadowbrook, Aug. 27, $65.
"Chicago," the Bob Fosse musical, at the Sacramento Music Circus, Aug. 29, 2 p.m., $81.
Angel Island and Tiburon, Sept. 24, $85.
Guide Dogs for the Blind graduation, Oct. 19, $75.
Yosemite Valley, Oct. 30-Nov. 1, $275 per person, double occupancy.
For more information, call (209) 634-6804 or email BVTravelclub@charter.net.
Hein chapter meeting
ATWATER The H. Wayne Hein Chapter of the National Association for Uniformed Services will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Veterans Hall at Fifth Avenue and Broadway Street. Jim Canabay will be the speaker. Call (209) 358-4834.
Concert benefits needy
MARIPOSA United Methodist Church will hold a piano concert at 1 p.m. Saturday at the church, Sixth and Bullion streets. A suggested donation of $10 will help provide dinner and a safe place to sleep for Mariposa's neighbors in need.
Fund-raiser for soldiers
The Merced County Legal Professionals Association will hold its 30th annual fund-raiser from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Sept. 14 at DeAngelo's restaurant. Tickets are $25 per adult and $10 for children 8 and younger. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Wounded Warriors Project, and there will be a silent auction and raffle. Call (209) 617-3029.
Class of '78 reunion
Merced High School Class of 1978 will hold its 35-year class reunion on Oct. 19 at the Merced Golf and Country Club. For more information or tickets, go to www. mercedhighschool classof78.com or call (530) 514-8227.
VFW hall can be rented
ATWATER The Atwater Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall is available for rent to the public for parties. It holds 150 people and has a full service kitchen. For more information, call (209) 358-7224.
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