Around Town: Easter egg hunt

Connie Hodges

There will be an Easter Egg Hunt from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at McNamara Park. There will be prize baskets and gift bags for the kids. Corn dogs and soft drinks will be available. For more information, call (209) 777-7745.


Kiwanis Club egg hunt

The Kiwanis Club of Greater Merced invites all children 10 and under to its 20th annual Easter Egg Hunt starting at 10 a.m. today at Applegate Park. The Easter Bunny will hide thousands of brightly colored eggs filled with candy or receipts for special prizes provided by community sponsors.

The Kiddieland amusement rides will also be open at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call (209) 761-7883.


'Sinner Saved By Grace'

Merced First Assembly presents "Sinner Saved By Grace," live music, video and true life stories with a 70-voice choir at 6 tonight, at 1350 Yosemite Park Way.

For more information, call (209) 383-6130 or go to www.mercedfirstassembly.com.


'Success Breakfast 2008'

The 2008 Businesses of the Year will be honored at a breakfast from 7 to 8 a.m. on Tuesday at the Merced Community Senior Center, 755 W. 15 St. For more information and to RSVP for the event sponsored by Merced Boosters and the Greater Merced Chamber of Commerce, call (209) 385-4788 or (209) 723-1780. You can also go to pinedam@cityofmerced.org.


Democrats assemble

The Merced Associated Democrats will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Merced County Administration Building, 2222 M St., Room 310. The speaker will be Robin Adam. A question-and-answer forum will take place after the meeting. For more information, call (209) 722-4782.


Organic method eyed

All organic almond farmers as well as those almond farmers interested in sustainable farming methods are welcome at the next Organic Almond Farming Workshop at 8:30 a.m. Thursday. It will be held at Pioneer Hall, 11695 Olive Ave., and a free lunch will be sponsored by Big Tree Organic Farms following the field demonstrations at Nakashima Farms, 10397 W. Walnut Ave.

The program is free, but pre-registration is required. For more information, call (209) 669-3678.


Preview Playhouse

Playhouse Merced will present its second annual season preview at 7 p.m. March 29 at Merced Theatre, 301 W. Main St. This promises to be a stellar night with appetizers, drinks and great entertainment. Tickets are $40 and are available at the Playhouse Merced box office, 452 W. Main St. For more information, call (209) 725-8587.

If you would like to have your event announced in the Around Town Column, send your information to Connie Hodges at least one week prior to the event, at chodges@mercedsunstar.com. Items run according to space available.