Big Valley trips planned
Join the Big Valley Travel Club for these trips:
• Angel Island and Tiburon, Sept. 24, $85
• Guide Dogs for Blind graduation, Oct. 19, $75
• Yosemite Valley, Oct. 30 to Nov. 1, $275 per person, double occupancy
Call (209) 634-6804; go to BVTravelclub@charter.net.
Uniformed Services picnic
The National Association for Uniformed Services, H. Wayne Hein Chapter 18, will hold its annual picnic from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Veterans Park, Santa Fe Road and Bellevue Avenue. Free for members and spouses; $3 for nonmembers. Call (209) 358-4834.
The Merced Symphony will begin its 56th season with a concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Merced Theater. Jenni Samuelson is the soloist. Call (209) 383-3277 or go to www.mercedsymphony.org.
The Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center will hold its annual Day With Wildlife from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Fox Grove Fishing Access in Hughson. This is a free event. Go to www.stanislauswildlife.org.
James Holland of the Merced County Planning Department will discuss the Safe Routes to School project at the Franklin-Beachwood Municipal Advisory Council meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Franklin School, 2936 Franklin Road, Room 21. Call (209) 381-5981.
The Sunrise Toastmasters Club meets Fridays at 6:30 a.m. at Carrows restaurant, 720 Motel Drive. New members are welcome. Call (209) 384-7128 or (209) 756-3001.