Central California Legal Services staff would like to remind Merced County residents of the different services and legal advice provided: tenant rights and homeless issues; Social Security and SSI disability cases; senior citizen legal issues; public benefit issues such as food stamps, CalWorks, unemployment, Medi-Cal and health care concerns; and other civil law matters. The services are available to eligible low-income people at no cost. For more or a free consultation, visit the CCLS office at 1640 N St., Suite 200 in Merced, or call 800-675-8001.
The Merced Downtown Street Faire continues 5-10 p.m. Thursday on Main Street between K and M streets. Food, games, shopping and other entertainment is planned. For more, call Bangon Emanivong at 209-500-7773 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Merced Irrigation District’s Lights on the Lake display is set for dusk or about 9 p.m. Friday at Lake McClure, and the spots for watching at McClure Point will open to the public at 5 p.m. The cost is $20 per vehicle to enter Lake McClure through the kiosk at 9090 Lake McClure Road in Snelling. For more information, go to lakemcclure.com or McClureFireworks.com, or call 209-354-2954.
Food bank boxes
Merced County Food Bank’s Drought Food Assistance Program is a free temporary program designed to provide assistance to people in Merced County. Those receiving a food box will be asked to self-certify that they live in a household where drought conditions have caused their underemployment, unemployment or reduced their income. People can receive the roughly 30-pound boxes of food up to two times a week. The Merced County Food Bank at 2000 W. Olive Ave. is open 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday. For more, call 209-726-3663.
Livingston’s Fourth of July celebration is July 1-4 at the Max Foster Sports Complex, 2600 Walnut Ave. in Livingston. Carnival rides are offered all weekend and live music is set from Baby Bash, La Original Banda El Limon, Boston Rocks and other artists. For more, go to www.livingston4thofjuly.com or call 209-394-1444.
The city of Merced and DuPont Volleyball Academy offer a two-week youth volleyball camp Monday through Friday July 5-15 at El Capitan High School, 100 Farmland Ave. The cost is $70 per child. First through fourth grades meet from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., and fifth through eighth grades meet from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Register at the Parks and Recreation Department, 678 W. 18th St., or by calling 209-385-6235.
A Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program presentation with Isabel Nuno of the Area Agency on Aging is 10:30 a.m. July 6 at Pacifica Senior Living, 3420 R St. in Merced. It will cover HICAP updates, billing issues and denials. For more or to reserve a seat, call Shana at 209-384-9700.
To celebrate its 40th anniversary, Bobcat Central Inc. is giving away two $1,000 scholarships, one each for a student pursuing a construction or agriculture job path. For more, call 800-266-9631 or go to www.bobcatcentral.com.
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