Around Town (8-23-13)

August 22, 2013 

Habitat dedication

Habitat for Humanity of Merced County will hold a house dedication at 10 a.m. on Saturday at 195 S. T St. The public is invited and light refreshments will be served. The next project will start at 927 W. Eighth St. For more information or to volunteer call (209) 723-2671.

Hunter safety classes

The city of Merced's Office of Recreation will offer hunter safety and range instruction classes from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at the Senior Center, 755 W. 15th St. Cost is $10. To register or for more information go to 678 W. 18th St. or call (209) 385-6298.

Poker run and bullfight

LIVINGSTON — The Carlos Vieira Foundation will hold a Poker Run and Bloodless Bullfight Festival with registration at 11 a.m. on Saturday at 15056 W. Peach Ave. Riders will get a poker run T-shirt, ride pin, lunch, dinner and a ticket to the bullfight, tickets are $25 per person. Tickets for the bullfight only are $12 for adults and children under 10 are free. Proceeds will benefit families with autism and cancer. For more information, call (209) 394-3973 or go to or

Hospice gala planned

Hinds Hospice will hold its annual gala on Sept. 27 at Vista Ranch and Cellars. Music, dancing, 50/50 raffle, poker run, live and silent auction with dinner and wine. Tickets are $75 per person. Sponsorship opportunities are available and all proceeds will benefit the Merced Hinds Hospice. Anyone interested in volunteering or donating a raffle prize should call (209) 383-3123 or go to 2013-gala-merced.html. Donations are needed for the bake auction.

Adult School GED testsv

The Merced Adult School is announcing that it Pearson Vue electronic test center for the GED test is now open. This will replace the pencil and paper testing in January 2014. Examinees may sign up to take the current test in an online format. Call (209) 385-6445 or email

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