Around Town

Around Town (5-22-14)

chodges@mercedsunstar.comMay 21, 2014 

Farmers’ market coupons

The 2014 Senior Farmers’ Market Coupon Booklets will be available to low-income seniors 60 years of age and older. They can only be redeemed at Certified Farmers’ Markets. Call (209) 385-7550 or (800) 510-2020.

Dog Owners Group sale

The Merced Dog Owners Group will hold a yard sale including doggie items from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at 2536 E. South Bear Creek Dr.

Dance to the oldies

Dance to the music of the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday at the Merced Senior Center, 755 W. 15th St. Tickets are $8 at the door and there will be refreshments and door prizes. Call (209) 723-0839.

NAMI shares a movie

The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Merced County will present a free showing of “Call Me Crazy” at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday at 1137 B St. The film depicts five stories dealing with mental illness. Seats are limited; make reservations. Call (209) 812-4058.

4th of July celebration

The city will hold a celebration in honor of men and women in military, law enforcement, firefighters and in memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice with a fireworks show at 9:30 p.m. from July 4 to the 6 at Memorial Park and Livingston High School. July 3 to 6 will feature the Paul Maurer Shows Carnival, live bands, talent show, food and craft vendors. There will be a hot-rod show on July 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a parade of cars starting at the TA Truck Stop and ending at Memorial Park. Call (209) 277-1402 or email jvaladez@livingston4thofjuly.com.

Air museum seeks help

The Castle Air Museum Foundation is a nonprofit organization that offers opportunities for students, volunteers, and others. For more on hours of operation, special events, volunteering, and guided tours for schools or clubs, call (209) 723-2178.

PAL shopping card

Save Mart offers a SHARES card to shoppers who’d like to help the Police Activities League. Three percent of each purchase made with the card goes to the league to support programs for the city’s youth.

Mental illness support

Merced County’s branch of the National Alliance on Mental Illness holds biweekly support groups for families affected by serious mental illness. For more information, call (209) 381-6844 and a volunteer will contact you within 48 hours.

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