McSwain school town hall meeting
Merced County Supervisor Daron McDaniel and other area officials will host a town hall meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the McSwain Union Elementary School gymnasium, 926 Scott Road in Merced. The informal public meeting is an opportunity for residents to voice opinions and question public representatives on any relevant issues. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 209-726-2744 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Free drought workshop in Merced
Join the Merced Gardens & Nursery, 1007 Tahoe St. in Merced, at 11 a.m. Saturday for a free drought workshop, Water Mitigation & Drip Systems, presented by UCCE master gardeners. Learn how to replace sprinklers with low-water options decreasing water use while maintaining a gorgeous landscape. Also, learn how to build a basic backyard drip system. For more information, call 209-384-0513 or visit www.mercedgardens.com/.
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 canine demonstrations, Cal Fire 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.
The Livingston-Delhi VFW and Auxiliary plans a Memorial Day Service at 5 p.m. May 30 at Livingston Memorial Park, on the corner of Park and Main streets. The program is followed by refreshments at the Livingston Veterans Memorial Building, 1605 Seventh St. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend the event, but asked to bring their own seating. For more, call Denis Wells at 209-852-9068 or email email@example.com.
All women who worked at the Farmers Insurance Group Regional Office are invited to lunch at 11 a.m. June 2 at DiCicco’s, 3360 Highway 59 in Merced. Cost is $15, which includes tax and gratuity. For more information and to make reservations, call 209-723-4317.
Bobcat Young Writers Academy
The UC Merced Writing Project is hosting its seventh annual Bobcat Young Writers Academy from June 20 through June 30. The academy is for students entering first through eighth grades in the fall and will be held Monday through Thursday from 8:30-11:30 a.m. at the UC Merced campus. Registration is $215 for first child, $190 for each additional child in family. During the two weeks, students write daily, sharing, discussing, revising, and editing their writing with other young writers – all under the guidance of UC Merced Writing Project teacher consultants.
Merced’s Parks and Recreation Department offers summer swim lessons on Mondays through Thursdays in three sessions from June 6-16, June 20-30 and July 11-21 in the McNamara Park pool, 1040 Canal St. Cost is $10 and advance registration is required. For more information, call the office at 209-385-6235, visit www.cityofmerced.org, find the office on Facebook or stop by the office at 678 W. 18th St.
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