Black History Month program
Liberty Fellowship in Atwater is scheduled to hold a Black Month History Program at 5 p.m. Sunday. The event will include a community choir under direction of Gwen Amey, praise dancing by Liberty Fellowship and much more. The church is at 1900 Shaffer Road in Atwater and the event is free to the public.
The Merced Marching 100 Band Boosters and Save Mart Supermarkets are sponsoring the band’s annual pancake breakfast. It will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday in the Merced High School cafeteria, 205 W. Olive Ave. The meal includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, hash browns, and a choice of coffee, juice or milk. Takeout service is available. Tickets are $5 per person and can be purchased from any band member or at the door. For more information, call Sean or Catherine Pamer at (209) 388-1575.
Volunteers sought as literacy tutors
Volunteer literacy tutors are sought to help adults at Merced County libraries. Call the Read and Succeed-Merced Adult Literacy Program at (209) 385-7391 to reserve your space at an informational orientation from 6 to 7:30 p.m. March 3 at the Merced County Library, 2100 O St., or from 6 to 7:30 p.m. March 18 at the Los Banos Library, 1312 Seventh St. Participants must be 18 or older and have a high school diploma or GED. Reservation required.
Franklin-Beachwood MAC meeting
The Franklin-Beachwood Municipal Advisory Council will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 25 at Franklin Elementary School, 2936 Franklin Road, Room 21. Marjie Kirn will give a presentation on the Atwater/Merced Expressway. For more information, call Dennis Haines at (209) 381-5981.
Merced College trip planned
The Merced College Community Services office plans a trip that features a bus headed to Columbia State Park in California’s Gold Country, where the town is run like it was 150 years ago. The trip is planned from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 7, and it also includes a viewing of the musical “Mary Poppins.” The cost is $79 per person, which includes transportation, refreshments and play admission. For more information, contact the office at (209) 384-6224 or visit www.mercedcommunityservices.com.
McDaniel to hold mobile office hours
District 3 Supervisor Daron McDaniel has scheduled monthly mobile office hours at Atwater City Hall. Members of the public are encouraged to use the time to voice opinions and talk with McDaniel regarding subjects of interest. District 3 Atwater mobile office hours are 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. every fourth Thursday of the month at Atwater City Hall, 750 Bellevue Road. McDaniel can also be reached by phone at (209) 385-7366 or by email at Dist3@co.merced.ca.us.
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