Open Cockpit Day at Castle
Castle Air Museum will celebrate Open Cockpit Day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Dozens of vintage military aircraft will be open for viewing. Additionally, the event will feature law enforcement K-9 demonstrations; California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, Merced County, firefighters; classic rock music; as well as helicopter rides and other children’s activities. Adult admission is $14 per person, $8 for seniors, children ages 6 to 17 are $5. Children 5 and under and military members are free. For more information, call the museum at 209-723-2178 or visit www.castleairmuseum.org. Tours of the presidential aircraft will be available for an additional $10.
Merced Aglow International
Merced Saturday Aglow International presents Pastor Bianora Gomez, who has spoken at international women’s conferences. She will speak at 10 a.m. June 4 at Christian Life Center 650 E. Olive Ave. in Merced. For more information, contact 209-233-0894 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Weaver Union School District will be participating in the Seamless Summer meal program. Free meals are provided to children ages 1 to 18 during the summer as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s program. In addition, the district will also serve as a distribution location for the Merced County Food Banks Drought Assistance Program. The sites are 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 6-July 18 at Ronald D. Brooks Park; noon to 1 p.m. June 6-July 18 at The Grove apartments, 340 S. Parsons Ave.; and noon to 12:30 p.m. July 5-15 at Farmdale Elementary, 100 Winder Ave. For more information, call the Weaver Union Food Service Office at 209-725-7130 or 209-725-7176.
Exhibit opening at museum
The Merced County Courthouse Museum will open a “Let’s Google That Old Road” exhibit at 5 p.m. June 16. Integrating Google Earth technology into the study of old hand-drawn road maps of Merced County from 1855-1899, the exhibit will bring a new level of understanding of demography, geography and the settlement patterns of this county in the second half of the 19th century. Along the way of searching these old roads, visitors can discover landmarks and homes that were destroyed or relocated due to construction or development. At the exhibit opening, Merced County ghost town historian Herb Wood will give a PowerPoint presentation, “Old Roads and Forgotten Trails,” at 6 p.m. For more information on the free event, contact the Courthouse Museum at 209-723-2401.
Merced Applegate Zoo will be having two zoo camp sessions this summer at the Rossotti Center. The first, for ages 6-9, is July 11-15; the other, for ages 10-12, is July 18-22. Each session is 9 a.m.-noon and will be limited to 25 children. Registration forms are in the zoo gift shop, 1045 W. 25th St., from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Registrations must be returned by July 1. Cost is $40 per child, and $35 for each additional child in the same family. For more information, call 209-725-3337.
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