Around Town (3/7/14)

chodges@mercedsunstar.comMarch 6, 2014 

Odd Fellows breakfast

The Odd Fellows will hold their fundraising breakfast at the IOOF Hall downtown from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. The new and improved menu includes biscuits and gravy, sausage, potatoes, French toast and eggs, with a wide choice of omelet ingredients. Complimentary coffee and orange juice round out the meal, all for $6. The 1881 vintage Odd Fellows Hall is on the main street of La Grange, Highway  32, just east of its intersection with Highway 59. For more information, call (209) 853-2128.

High school math contest

The first annual High School Math Competition will be held at 10 a.m. on March 15 at Merced College. The competition is open to teams from local high schools and is designed to challenge students with a profound knowledge of algebra and geometry. Call (209) 384-6353 for more information.

Veterans Job Resource Fair

Merced’s first Spring Veterans Job Resource Fair is being held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Merced American Legion Hall, 939 W. Main St. This event will be open to the public. There is no charge for job seekers or to employers. Dress for success and bring copies of resumes. For more information, call (209) 576-6118 or (209) 726-5407.

Sunrise Rotary shrimp feed

Merced Sunrise Rotary is holding its annual all-you-can-eat shrimp feed on March 15 at the Merced Fairgrounds Pavilion and Half Dome buildings. A fun-filled evening is planned to benefit important causes. The event begins with a no-host social hour at 6 p.m. Dinner is served at 7 p.m. Each $40 ticket includes a $25 donation and will benefit the Merced Sunrise Rotary’s many service projects. Call (209) 723-1691 for more.

Sierra Club Delta plan talk

The Merced Sierra Club will meet at 7 p.m. on March 20 at the United Methodist Church, 899 Yosemite Parkway. The speaker will be Jane Wagner-Tyack speaking on the Bay-Delta Conservation Plan. Call (209) 723-4747 for more information.

Introductory computer class

The Merced College Office of Education will hold a noncredit introductory computer class from 2 to 5 p.m. Fridays at the Merced Tri-College Center, Building 3. Call (209) 381-6540 for more information.

Free help with tax returns

The AARP Tax-Aide program will prepare tax returns free for low- and middle-income people every Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. until April 10 at the Merced Senior Center, 755 W. 15th St. No appointment is necessary. All volunteers are trained and certified using IRS material. You do not have to be a senior to receive this free service.

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