Around Town (9-6-13)

September 8, 2013 

AARP to hold meeting

ATWATER — The Atwater AARP 2194 meets at 1 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at the Community Center, 760 Bellevue Road. Call (209) 357-7391.

Merced Saturday Aglow

Merced Saturday Aglow will feature Alexandria Marquez at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Christian Life Center, 650 E. Olive Ave. Marquez is involved with, GRIPS, (God Represented in Peoples Spirit) a Christian group that is geared to students ages 4 to young adult. Call (209) 723-8228 or (209) 631-6283.

Club Mercedes menudo

Club Mercedes will serve menudo every Sunday through the NFL season at the club, starting Sunday. Doors open at 8 a.m. and close at noon or when the menudo runs out. Cost is $7 for a small bowl or $8 for a large bowl. Beverages are available for extra cost. No menudo on Oct. 20. Call (209) 383-9906 for more information.

50th Reno Air Races

The 50th anniversary of the Reno Air Races will take place from Wednesday to Sept. 15 in Reno. For more information on this event go to or call (559) 696-2778.

Church hosts craft faire

ATWATER — The Atwater First Church of the Nazarene needs vendors for their Craft Faire to be held on Oct. 12 with set-up at 8 a.m. and the event running from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, email

S.F. Farmer's Market

Merced College Community Services is offering a trip to the San Francisco Farmer's Market from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 26. Tickets are $65 and include transportation and refreshments. Call (209) 384-6224 for more information.

Take off some pounds

ATWATER — TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, meets Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. at 2300 Cascade Drive in the clubhouse at Castle Vista. Call (209) 628-9720 for more information.

JMJ offers resources

JMJ Maternity Homes, a faith-based nonprofit, provides homeless pregnant women with shelter, resources and support services in a nurturing Christian environment. Its maternity and resident programs provide shelter and support services to facilitate prenatal and post-partum health, counseling, case management, food, clothing and more. Call (209) 769-7092 or email

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