Events happening Around Town for May 20, 2014

05/19/2014 5:32 PM

05/19/2014 11:39 PM

Overeaters Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous meets on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 500 Buena Vista Drive. Call (209) 383-4161 or go to

Flea and Farmers Market

The Merced Flea and Farmers Market runs every Saturday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. behind the fairgrounds, 900 G St. EBT is accepted.

Church luncheon

The Atwater Baptist Church will host its monthly Keen-Agers Luncheon at 12 p.m. Wednesday at the church, 2124 First St. in Atwater. The speaker will be Roy Johnson of 7 Seas Cruise Company. Call (209) 358-5427.

Le Grand Community Day

Le Grand will host its 86th annual Community Day starting at 7:30 a.m. with a parade at 10 a.m. Saturday at the corner of Washington and Adams streets. The theme is “History Tells the Story,” celebrating 100 years of freedom. The garden club will host its Art and Flower Show and a deep pit barbecue.

Sober Grad invitation

If you are interested in joining the Sober Grad Committee for Merced and Golden Valley high schools this year on June 5, please call Debbie at (209) 354-0403.

Atwater Class of ’74

The Atwater High School Class of 1974 is celebrating its 40-year reunion June 28-29. For information, contact Elisa Luongo at (209) 384-1575 or

Humanitarian Awards

The Humanitarian Awards program honoring our shining stars of Merced and Merced County will be held starting at 3:30 p.m. May 28 at the First Baptist Church, 500 Buena Vista Drive. Tickets are $25 and include the reception and reserved seating. This will be a formal event. Call (209) 233-9805 for more information. A portion of the proceeds will benefit three local children’s ministries.

Cellphone donations sought

The Merced County Area Agency on Aging is requesting the donation of unneeded cellphones for distribution to Merced County seniors age 60 and older. Seniors will be able to call 911 for emergency assistance only with these phones. They should have a charging unit and a battery that will hold a charge. Call (209) 385-7550.

Maternity home offers help

JMJ Maternity Homes, a faith-based 501(c)3, provides homeless pregnant women with shelter, resources and support services in a nurturing Christian environment. Its maternity and resident programs provide services to facilitate prenatal and post-partum health, counseling, case management, food, clothing and more. Call (209) 769-7092 or email

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