Around Town (5/23/14)

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05/22/2014 11:12 PM

Supervisor to hold Q&A

Linn Davis, Merced Supervisor District 3, will hold a question-and-answer session from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 29 at 1210 Third St. For more information, call (209) 777-8219 or email

Church to mark 8 years

Bethesda Apostolic Faith Church will celebrate eight years of service by Pastor Richard Johnson at 7 p.m. May 23 at 1822 Canal St. The speaker will be District Elder Charles Graham, pastor of True Light Worship Center in Stockton. Everyone is invited. For more information, call (209) 489-4128.

Veterans Craft Fair coming

American Legion Post 83 will host its annual Spring/Summer Veterans Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 31 in downtown Merced. Booths are available for $45 each, and proceeds will benefit local veterans’ needs and the preservation of the historic Veterans Memorial Building. For more information, email

Auditions to be held

Merced ShakespeareFest will hold auditions for its 13th season’s summer play, “Cymbeline,” at noon June 7 at Playhouse Merced, 452 W. Main St. More than 15 performers are needed, also musicians. Be prepared to cold-read from text and perhaps sing some bars of a song. For more information, call (209) 723-3265 or go to

June classes, trips offered

Merced College Community Services will offer classes and trips in June, from belly dancing classes to a trip to the Danville Fine Arts Faire. For more information, call (209) 384-6180.

‘Big Red One’ to reunite

The Famous “Big Red One” will hold its 96th annual reunion June 25-29 at the Hyatt Regency in Orange County. Veterans of the Army’s renowned 1st Infantry Division, the Army’s oldest and most famous division, served in World War I, World War II, Vietnam and the Persian Gulf War as well as in Germany and the U.S. during the Cold War. For more information, call (215) 654-1969, go to or email

Kenny Rogers tickets on sale

The Art Kamangar Center at the Merced Theatre will present Kenny Rogers in concert at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9. Tickets start at $49. For more information, call (209) 381-0100 or (209) 381-0500.

Kiddieland gates are open

Kiddieland is open on weekends from 1 to 5 p.m. through October. It can be reserved for birthday parties from 10 a.m. to noon weekends also. For more information, call (209) 385-6232.

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