Valentine’s Day Dinner in Atwater
The Atwater VFW hosts its annual Valentine’s Day dinner at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the VFW Hall, 1388 Broadway, Atwater. The no-host bar opens at 5 p.m. The menu includes roast turkey, pork roast, bread and salad. Tickets are $25 per couple and can be purchased at the door or by calling 209-761-0967.
Merced Sierra Club
Anna Moncovich will share photos and stories of her time spent with a family of endangered mountain gorillas in Uganda to the Merced Group of the Sierra Club at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Merced United Methodist Church, 899 Yosemite Parkway. The public is invited. For more information, call 209-723-4747.
Friends of the Fair 2018 Kick-Off Dinner
The Friends of the Fair will hold an annual pre-party and membership dinner to kick off the 2018 fair season with a sit-down dinner, hosted bar and entertainment. Funds raised will go to support the Merced County Fairgrounds. Attendees must be 21 years old. The event is scheduled from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Merced County Fairgrounds Yosemite Hall. Tickets are $40 per person and are available at the Merced County Fairgrounds Office. For more information, call 209-722-1507.
Toy Show in Merced
The seventh annual Chaos Collectibles Toy Show Round-up takes place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Merced Elk’s Lodge, 1910 M St., Merced. Admission is $5. Early-bird time runs from 9 to 11 a.m. that day and the early admission price is $10. Vintage toys from as early as the 1920s will be on display. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Atwater Veterans Park Restoration fund. For more information, call 209-631-6277.
The Los Banos Arts Council will host Terry Brown for a song-writing workshop and concert on Feb. 24 at The Ted Falasco Arts Center, 1105 Fifth St., Los Banos. The cost is $40 and includes tickets to Brown’s concert later that evening. Class participants will have the option of performing at the concert. For more information, call 209-826-6132.
Spring Softball in Livingston
The Livingston Recreation Department is set to begin its “Spring Coed Softball” to for teenagers 16 and older at Lil Guys/Gals Field. The deadline to register is 5 p.m. March 2. Teams can be registered at Livingston City Hall, 1416 C St. The cost is $350.50 per team. For more information, call 209-394-8830 or www.livingstoncity.com.
The Merced Community College Chorus is seeking singers. The group gathers at 6:45 p.m. on Tuesdays at Lesher Hall on the Merced College campus in Merced. Director Phillip Smallwood is preparing for the group’s spring concert which is set for May.
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