Around town (8-15-13)

August 16, 2013 

Tourney aids youth golf

ATWATER — The Mexican-American Golf Association Central Division will hold a golf tournament on Sunday at Del Rey Golf Course, 5250 Greensands Ave. Proceeds will benefit all Merced County high school girls and boys golf programs. For more information, call (209) 658-9392 or (209) 761-4250.

Street fair runs weekly

LIVINGSTON — The Livingston Recreation Department is holding its Spring Street Fair from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursdays through October on Main Street. Space is available for vendors. All food vendors must get proper permits. For more information, call (209) 394-8830 or go to

Force 'Em at Mercedes

Club Mercedes will present variety cover band Force 'Em, featuring Margo Montoya. Doors open at 6 p.m., with music at 8 on Saturday at 569 W. Ninth St. Tickets are $10. A full bar and snack bar will be available at an extra cost. Must be at least 21 years old to attend. For more information, call (209) 383-9906 or (209) 777-6750.

School has open house

Stone Ridge Christian High School invites the public to its Back-to-School Round-Up from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Friday in the school gym, 500 Buena Vista Drive. Call (209) 386-0322.

Elks put on bridal event

The Merced Elks will hold a bridal and party fair from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Merced Elks Banquet Hall. Tickets are $5 per couple and there will be more than $1,000 in door prizes and dozens of local vendors. There will be refreshments and a no-host bar for those older than 21. Proceeds will benefit Elks charities. For more information, go to

Immigration reform push

The Merced Organizing Project will sponsor a Campaign for Citizenship at 6 p.m. Aug. 20 at St. Patrick's Church, 671 E. Yosemite Ave. This is a 285-day pilgrimage from Sacramento to Bakersfield, and 11 walkers will make 21 stops along the way. All are invited to come and learn about immigration reform. Call (209) 626-0631.

Name zoo's new alpaca

Applegate Park Zoo has two new residents, a grey fox named Wizzer and a red alpaca that has yet to be named. To help name the alpaca, visit the zoo before Aug. 25 and submit the name you like best. If your suggestion is chosen, you will receive recognition at the Recreation and Parks Commission meeting and an annual pass to the zoo. Call (209) 385-6298 for more information.

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