Around Town (4/22/14)

04/21/2014 6:47 PM

04/21/2014 6:48 PM

Big Valley Travel Club

The Big Valley Travel Club offers trips to games at the Oakland Coliseum and San Francisco through May 5. Call (209) 634-6804 for information on dates, times and cost.

Q & A with Supervisor Davis

District 3 Supervisor Linn Davis will hold a question and answer session at 6:30 p.m. April 22 at Di Cicco’s on the corner of Highway 59 and Buena Vista Drive. Additional gatherings will be at 6:30 p.m. May 6, 15, 20 and 29 at 1210 Third St. in Atwater. Call (209) 777-8219 for more information.

Support the Troops Run

The 9th Annual Veterans Memorial-Support the Troops Run will be at 9 a.m. Saturday starting at Merced Power Sports, 265 W. 15th St. This is a free event, but participants are asked to bring a donation for care packages for troops overseas. Call (209) 201-7451, (209) 386-0919 or go to for more information.

Merced Symphony spring concert

The Merced Symphony will perform the last concert of the season at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Lakireddy Auditorium at UC Merced. On the program: Carmen Ballet by Shchedrin, Holberg Suite by Grieg and the world premiere of Concerto for saxophone, trombone and percussion” by Kate Janzen, led by Lorraine Walsh. The UC Merced Chorale will sing excerpts from Gloria. Tickets are $35 for adults and $10, students. Call (209) 383-3277 for more information.

Relay for Life

The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event will start at 8:45 a.m. Saturday at the Don Odishoo Stadium at Merced College, 3600 M St. Survivors receive a free T-shirt when they register. The luninaria walk, in honor of those touched by cancer, will be at 7 p.m. Call (209) 756-4137 for more information.

Spring Picnic

The Central Valley Chapter of the Filipino American National Historical Society will have its Spring Picnic at noon Saturday at Veterans Cove at Lake Yosemite. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students with identification and $5 for children ages 8-12. Children younger than 7 get in free. Proceeds will benefit the annual scholarship program for graduating seniors. Call (209) 394-2331 for more information.

Merced Flea and Farmers Market

The Merced Flea and Farmers Market runs every Saturday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. behind the fairgrounds, 900 G St. EBT is accepted.

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