Around Town (4-24-14)

04/23/2014 6:53 PM

04/23/2014 11:16 PM

Le Grand Garden Club event in Chowchilla

The Le Grand Community Garden Club will present their annual Spring event, “More Beauty, Less Bother,” 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Chowchilla SFA Portuguese Hall, 800 S. 3rd St. Sheri Nelson will be the speaker and there will be vendors and a gourmet salad luncheon buffet at 11:30 a.m. Call (209) 389-4576 or email for more information.

Sunday Social Dance

at senior center

The Sunday Social Dance will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Senior Community Center, 755 W. 15th St. Cost is $8 and refreshments and door prizes will be available. Call (209) 723-0839 for more information.

Shepherd of the Valley May Friendship Day

May Friendship Day will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May 2 at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 1455 E. Yosemite Ave. There will be a potluck luncheon, a program titled “Through God Our Hands Can Serve,” and a free-will offering will be taken. Call (209) 722-0917 or (209) 722-6101 for more information.

Cancer Wellness yard sale

The 4th annual Cancer Wellness fundraiser yard sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, off Bellevue Road and Sixth Street. Proceeds will benefit free restorative wellness programs for cancer survivors. Donations will be accepted and there will be a large variety of items for sale. Call (209) 827-1960, (209) 631-3580, or email for more information or to have a donation picked up.

Youth Sports Parade

The Merced Golden Lions will hold their 15th annual Youth Sports Parade at 10 a.m. Saturday starting at Martin Luther King Jr. Way and O St. Opening games will follow at the Merced Youth Sports Complex on V Street and Wardrobe Ave. There will be earlier entertainment at Bob Hart Square with dance groups starting at 8:45 a.m.

Seeking tennis players

The United States Tennis Association and Atwater Police Activities League Spring Junior League seeks team tennis players ages 6 to 11. Games will be on Saturdays starting on May 3, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Buhach Colony tennis court, 1800 Buhach Road. The cost is $17 and includes T-shirts, awards and prizes for all. Register at the Atwater Community Center, 8 a.m. to 6 pm. Monday through Thursday, 750 Bellevue Road.

Challenges of Leadership

Merced College is offering a two-day workshop called Challenges of Leadership from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on May 1 and 8 at the College Business Resource Center, 630 W. 19th St. The cost is $23 and earns a half unit of college credit. Call (209) 386-6733 for more information.

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