Around Town: Rose of Sharon Church holds tri-tip fund-raiser

September 2, 2013 

The Rose of Sharon Church will hold a tri-tip fund-raiser from 1 to 4 p.m. today at 332 W. 8th St. Tickets are $25. The meals include tri-tip, chili beans, macaroni salad, a roll and soda. To place an order or for more information, call (209) 631-1374.

Fall registration to begin for Merced Skimmers

The Merced Skimmers will hold their fall registration from Tuesday through Sept. 13 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Merced College pool. For more information, go to or

Public invited to discuss transportation update

The Merced County Association of Governments (MCAG) will hold public workshops throughout the region to seek input regarding the Regional Transportation Plan update. The dates and locations of the workshops: Tuesday at 6 p.m., Los Banos Community Center; Sept. 11 at 6 p.m., Sam Pipes Room of the Merced Civic Center, 678 W. 18th St. Call (209)723-3153 or go to

Merced to host cha-cha dance classes, parties

The city of Merced's Recreation Department will offer cha-cha dance classes at 7 p.m. followed by a dance party at 8 p.m. on Thursdays in September starting this week. Cost is $16 plus a supply fee of $8. Pre-registration is required at 678 W. 18th St. or call (209) 385-6298.

Barbecue chicken dinner benefits Merced projects

The Boys and Girls Club of Merced will hold a barbecue chicken dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday at 615 W. 15th St. Tickets are $10 per person. The meal includes chicken, beans, salad and a roll. Proceeds will benefit local projects. Call (209) 489-1893.

Livingston Library offers reading of 'Horton' book

LIVINGSTON — The Livingston Library will offer a reading of the book "Horton Hears A Who" and a movie at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the library. For more information, call (209) 394-7330.

Junior leadership class accepting applications

Applications will be accepted for the Junior Leadership Merced Class 10 sponsored by the Greater Merced Chamber of Commerce. Applications are available at high school career centers or the chamber website, It is open to juniors and seniors. The deadline for applications is Sept. 10. Call (209) 201-5630 for more information.

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