Around Town (3/20/14)

03/19/2014 5:58 PM

03/19/2014 5:59 PM

Concert, chanting at Unity of Merced

Unity of Merced will present a Transformational Music Concert and Chanting at 7 p.m. Friday at 305 W. 26th St., with Anton Mizerak and Laura Berryhill. There is a $10 donation requested, but no one will be turned away. For more information, email

Volunteer tutors sought

Volunteer tutors are needed at the Merced County Library for its Read and Succeed adult literacy program. There will be an orientation from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the library, 2100 O St., and a training session will follow from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. March 29 at the library. For more information, call (209) 385-7391.

Scholarships available

Central Valley Opportunity Center has six scholarships of $1,500 each to award to high school students in Madera, Merced and Stanislaus counties this year. Each will be awarded on a competitive basis. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and plan to attend a post-secondary educational institution in the fall. Applications are available at all high schools in the three counties. Students should contact their school counselor or Alicia Chavez at achavez@cvoc.or or (209) 357-0062, ext. 123. Deadline is April 4.

Tea party set at museum

The Merced Courthouse Museum will host its 19th annual Tea Party from 12:30 to 4 p.m. April 5 in the Historic Courtroom. “Mar-TEA Gras Tea Party” is this year’s theme and there will be four seatings. Cost is $15 for adults and $10 for children 10 and under, and each seating will last 40 minutes. For more information, call (209) 723-2401.

Kite Festival next month

Livingston’s third annual Kite Festival will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 6 at Livingston Middle School, 101 F St. The festival is free. Activities include a kite-building contest, pie-eating contest, face painting, bounce houses, food/crafts and kite vendor booths. The first 500 kids will receive a free kite. Proceeds benefit youth sports.

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