Voter Registration Day
The Merced County League of Women Voters will participate in National Voter Registration Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday at the library, 2100 O St. If you have a new address or have recently moved to the Merced area, you need to register again. Call (209) 723-5996.
Merced High School Class of 1958 will hold its 55-year reunion on Sept. 27 and 28. all (209) 723-4783 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
COULTERVILLE The Northside Pet Connection will host the Dunk Tank at this year’s Coyote Fest on Sept. 28 at Coulterville Park, on the corner of Highways 49 and 132. Tony Howie and the Copper Holdings Company Bank will provide the entertainment and proceeds will benefit the spay-neuter program.
Bear Creek Nazarene Church will celebrate it’s 90th anniversary at 6 p.m. on Sept. 28 and at 10 a.m. on Sept. 29 at the church, 1717 E. Olive Ave.
Serving all veterans
ATWATER The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9946 has been serving the needs of veterans and their families for more than 62 years and welcome any veteran whose service included combat or a combat operation. The post can assist veterans in receiving any benefits connected to their service at 1390 Broadway. Call (209) 358-7724.
Hinds Hospice gala
Hinds Hospice will hold its annual gala Sept. 27 at Vista Ranch and Cellars. Entertainment includes music, dancing, a 50/50 raffle, poker run, and live and silent auction with dinner and wine. Tickets are $75 per person. Sponsorship opportunities are available and all proceeds will benefit the hospice. Anyone interested in donating a raffle prize should call (209) 383-3123 or go to www.hindshospice.org/2013-gala-merced.html. Donations are needed for the bake auction.
Travel club plans
The Big Valley Travel Club has some exciting day trips and overnighters that are open to the public, including the Sierra Repertory Theatre, Sept. 28, 2 p.m. $75; “Shrek” at Roger Rocka’s in Fresno, Oct. 6, 1 p.m., $89; A Day at Apple, Oct. 11, $59; San Francisco Bay Cruise on the USS Potomac, Oct. 17, $115; Guide Dogs for the Blind ceremony, Oct. 19, $79; Ireland, June 8 to July 4, will visit every major attraction on the Emerald Isle, $4,305. Call (209) 634-6804.
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