Around Town for April 12

04/11/2014 11:00 PM

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Get tax help at United Way

The United Way of Merced County offers free tax preparation to residents of Merced County at 658 W. Main St., Merced, 7081 N. Winton Way, Winton and 1231 Fourth St., Los Banos. Call (209) 996-8846 for more information.

Mature Driver Improvement classes

Merced College Office of Continuing Education is offering Mature Driver Improvement classes for people 50 and older. Classes will are 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, and again from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 9 at the Tri-College Center, Building 5 and at Merced College’s Los Banos Campus, Room B134. Call (209) 381-6540 or go to coz.k@mccd.edu for more information.

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The National Association for Uniformed Services, H. Wayne Hein Chapter 18, will meet at 10 a.m. on April 19 at the Atwater Veteran’s Memorial Building, 1390 Broadway. The speaker will be Tony Dosetti, retired chief of police in Merced. The topic will be crime, police activities and the courts. Call (209) 358-2045 for more information.

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The second season of the First Tee Merced will begin at 5:45 p.m. April 30 at the Merced Golf and Country Club. The organization uses golf to teach life skills to children between 5 and 17. Cost for the nine-week session is $90 per child and $50 for a second child in the same family. Scholarships are available. Call (209) 604-4120 for more information.

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Veritas Parlor No. 75 of Merced, Native Daughters of the Golden West, has scholarship forms available to members, students of members or a relative of a member of Veritas No. 75. Get applications or information from Mary Jo Stavros at (209) 357-2021. The deadline is April 30.

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AARP’s Merced chapter will meet at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Merced Senior Center, 755 W. 15th St. Go to www.aarpmerced.org for more information.

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Sunrise Toastmasters Club meets every Friday at 6:30 a.m. at Carrows Restaurant, 720 Motel Drive. New members welcome. Call (209) 384-7128 or (209) 756-3001 for more information.

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Merced Sierra Club will hold its April program at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Merced United Methodist Church, 899 Yosemite Park Way. John Vollmar and Daniel Towes will speak about vernal pools. The public is welcome. Call (209) 723-4747 for more information.

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