Merced City Planning Commission meets
The Merced City Planning Commission, the next meeting will be 7 p.m. today at 678 W. 18th St. For more information, call (209) 385-6858.
Spring Street Fair
LIVINGSTON The Livingston Recreation Department is holding its Spring Street Fair through October on Thursdays from 5 to 9 p.m. 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 www.livingstoncity.com.
Barbara Levey will hold a kick-off dinner for her 2014 campaign for county assessor-clerk-recorder. The event will be at 6 p.m. Thursday at 1478 E. South Bear Creek Drive. Tickets are $20 and include a barbecue dinner. Call (209) 769-3397.
A day at Apple Hill trip
Merced College Community Services will host A Day at Apple Hill from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $75 per person and includes transportation, refreshments, Apple Hill tour and lunch. Call (209) 384-6224 or go to www.mercedcommunityservices.com.
Beers and brats dinner
Josh Pedrozo will hold his annual Beers and Brats Dinner at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 12 at the Fruit Barn, 4526 E. Highway 140. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door, call (209) 722-2921, or go to www.joshpedrozo.com.
Northside Pet needs some volunteers
The Northside Pet Connection's spay-neuter voucher program might have to close due to lack of board members. Board members are needed by the annual dinner meeting on Sept. 20. To help or volunteer call, (209) 878-3134.
If you would like to have your event announced in the Around Town column, send your information to Connie Hodges at least 10 days prior to the event, at chodges@mercedsunstar .com. Items run according to space available.