Around Town (5/15/14)

05/14/2014 5:46 PM

05/14/2014 5:48 PM

Benefit dinner set

The Merced County Rescue Mission will host its Oasis Benefit Dinner 2014 at 6 p.m. Friday at Gateway Community Church, 353 E. Donna Dr. Tickets are $35 per person or you can sponsor a table of eight for $250. All proceeds will help the Rescue Mission to make it through the summer months. For tickets or more information, call (209) 723-2900 or (209) 722-9269.

Barbecue raises money

The Bethesda Apostolic Faith Church will hold a barbecue from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at 1822 Canal St. Tickets are $10; cost includes barbecued pork ribs or chicken, potato salad, beans, bread, dessert and a drink. To place an order or for more information, call (209) 726-0533 or (209) 489-4128.

Hunting and fishing show

The Los Banos Sportsmen’s Club will hold a wildlife and sporting antique hunting and fishing show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 13989 Mercey Springs Road in Los Banos. Bring your items for free appraisal. Admission is $5 for adults; children under 12 are free. There will be food and drink available for purchase. For more information, call (559) 259-5755.

Fish, swim and play

The 15th annual Kids’ Fish, Swim and Play Day will be held for children ages 3 to 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the San Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area. Bring a picnic lunch and free strawberries and whip cream dessert will follow the activities. Entrance fee is $10 per car. For more information, call (209) 827-5353 or email

8 years’ service marked

Bethesda Apostolic Faith Church will celebrate eight years of service by Pastor Richard Johnson at 7 p.m. May 23 at 1822 Canal St. The speaker will be District Elder Charles Graham, pastor of True Light Worship Center in Stockton. Everyone is invited. For more information, call (209) 489-4128.

Memorial Day ceremony

The San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery will host its 2014 Memorial Day Ceremony at 10 a.m. May 25 at 32053 W. McCabe Road in Santa Nella. For more information, call (209) 854-1040.

Woman of the Year

Nominations are being taken for the Greater Merced Chamber of Commerce’s annual Woman of the Year. The award will be presented during the chamber’s annual Installation of Awards Banquet in July. For an application and guidelines for this award, call (209) 384-7092 or email or go to Deadline for nominations is June 1.

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