Around Town (3/26/14)

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Scholarships available

Central Valley Opportunity Center has six scholarships of $1,500 each to award to high school students in Madera, Merced and Stanislaus counties this year. Each will be awarded on a competitive basis. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and plan to attend a post-secondary educational institution in the fall. Applications are available at all high schools in the three counties. Students should contact their school counselor or Alicia Chavez at achavez@cvoc.or or (209) 357-0062, ext. 123. Deadline is April 4.

Rodeo in La Grange

The La Grange Rodeo will start at 8 a.m. April 6 at the La Grange Rodeo Arena, 30433 Yosemite Blvd. Featured events include roping and bareback riding. Tickets are $15 and $10 for children 6 to 12; children 5 and younger get in free. Advance tickets are: $12 for adults and $8 for children. Call (209) 853-2128 or (209) 988-7079 for more information.

St. Anthony open house

St. Anthony School will hold an open house for prospective students and their parents from 11 a.m. to noon on April 6 at the school, 1801 Winton Way. Preschool through eighth-grade classes will be open. Call (209) 358-3341 or go to for more information.

Barbershop chorus dinner show

The Golden Valley Men’s Barbershop Chorus dinner show will be held at 6 p.m., April 12 at the United Methodist Church, 899 Yosemite Park Way. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for children 12 and younger or $150 for a reserved table for eight. The price includes a tri-tip dinner catered by the Barbecue Pit Restaurant. Entertainment by Velocity and Fatherly Bond. There will no tickets sold at the door. Call (209) 383-3808 or mail a check in a self-addressed stamped envelope to 2353 W. State Highway 140, 95341, by April 10.

Brush with Kindness workshop

Habitat for Humanity will have a workshop on the Brush with Kindness program from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 12. The program helps people with such work as installing handicap ramps, cleaning gutters, painting, trimming bushes and cleaning yards. The clients provide the materials and Habitat volunteers do the work. The cost for the workshop is $15 and includes coffee and bagels, and lunch. Grants are available. Call (209) 769-1884 for more information.

SHARES card helps PAL

Save Mart offers a SHARES (Supporting Humanities, Arts, Recreation, Education, and Sports) card to shoppers. When shoppers swipe their cards, 3 percent of each purchase goes to the Atwater Police Athletic League to help support PAL programs for the city’s youths.

Mental health board meeting

The Merced County Mental Health Board will meet at 3 p.m. Tuesday at 1137 B St.

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