Around Town for May 2

05/01/2014 8:27 PM

05/01/2014 11:15 PM

May Friendship Day

The May Friendship Day will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 1455 E. Yosemite Ave. There will be a potluck luncheon. The program is “Through God Our Hands Can Serve” and a free-will offering will be taken. For more information, call (209) 722-0917 or (209) 722-6101.

‘Best Little Whorehouse’

The Merced Playhouse will present “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” with a three-weekend run starting at 7:30 p.m. tonight at 432 W. Main St. For more information and ticket prices, call (209) 725-8587 or go to

SPCA adoptions

The Merced Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will host an Adoption Event from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Petco in Atwater, 1230 Commerce Ave. Merced SPCA will have adoptable dogs and cats available as well as information on low-cost pet services. Information about being a volunteer or member also will be provided.

Go-kart races

The Atwater Kart Club will hold Go-Kart Dirt Track Races at 9 a.m. Sunday at the Memorial Speedway, 500 Industry Way. For more information, call (408) 489-9432.

Peripheral neuropathy support

The Merced Peripheral Neuropathy Support Group will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Hoffmeister Center, 1920 Canal St. For more information, call (209) 385-2045.

Charity golf tournament

Castle Air Museum will host a Charity Benefit Golf Tournament with registration at 10 a.m. May 12 at the Turlock Golf and Country Club, 10532 Golf Link Road. Entry fee is $125 per player and includes a round with a cart, lunch, dinner, tee prizes and awards. For more information, call (209) 229-6338, (209) 617-9087, (209) 247-4805, (209) 634-4976 or email

Classes, trips

Merced College Community Services offers many classes and trips throughout the year. For more information, call (209) 384-6221 or email

Driving classes

Merced College’s Office of Continuing Education is offering Mature Driver Improvement classes for those 50 years and older. Classes will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at the Tri-College Center, Building 5. Classes will also be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 9 at Merced College’s Los Banos Campus, Room B134. For more information, call (209) 381-6540 or email

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