Meetings on Thursday, April 9, 2009

Public meetings

Citizens’ Advisory Committe for Valley State Prison for Women and Central California’s Women Facilty at 3:00 p.m., 21633 Ave 24, Chowchilla.

Dos Palos- Oro Loma Joint Unified School District- Annual Organizaitonal Board Meeting, Dec. 18, 5 p.m. at Marks Elementary School Cafeteria, 1717 Valeria St., Dos Palos.

Special events


Kiwanis Club of Atwater-Winton at 6:30 a.m., 1221 Broadway Info: at 761-6520.

Merced Breakfast Lions Club at 6:45 a.m., 3600 M St. Info: 723-6894.

The Atwater Flea Market is open every Thursday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at 2877 Atwater Boulevard in Atwater. We now accept the EBT card.

Parking and admission are free. A variety of vendors will be selling fresh produce, new and used merchandise, food and snacks. Info: 723-3796.

Home League of the Salvation Army, feminine club, ages 14 and up, at 10 a.m., 1440 W. 12th St. Info: 383-4225.

Atwater Rotary Club at noon, United Methodist Church on Bellevue Road, Info: 357-6100, Ext. 309.

Kiwanis Club of Castle-Atwater at noon, 5050 Santa Fe Dr. Info: 358-8030.

Playground Pals Childrens Playgroup for moms and children from 0-four years, at 1 p.m. Info: 947-2866.

Support groups

Al-Anon Beachwood Fellowship, non-smoking at 10 a.m., 500 Buena Vista Drive. Info: 383-3475, 723-1311, 723-3403 or 723-1395.

Women’s Anger Management/Domestic Violence Group at 10 a.m., 1575 W. Main. Info: 384-3988.

A A at noon, 6 and 8 p.m., 2265 Dan Ward Road. Info: 385-6004.

Square Pegs Alcoholics Anonymous non-smoking at noon, 520 W. 20th St. Alley entrance.

Women’s Domestic Violence Support Group at 10 a.m. at 1575 W. Main St., Info: 9209)384-3988.

Relapse Prevention Support Group at 3 p.m., 658 W. Main St. Info: 381-6880.

Hinds Hospice Bereavement Support at 4:30 p.m., 40671 Hwy. 41, Suite G, Oakhurst. Info: (559) 683-2020.

Anger Management (boys 14-17) at 5 p.m. 1575 W. Main St. Info: 384-3988.

Solo Por Hoy at 5 p.m., 149 W. 16th St., Spanish A.A.

A Women’s A A at 5:15 p.m., 350 W. Yosemite Ave. room 4. Open, non-smoking meeting.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) at 5:15 p.m., 3605 Hospital Rd. Atwater. Info: 1-800-932-8677.

Men’s Domestic Violence group at 6 p.m. 1575 W. Main St. Info: 384-3988.

Men’s Anger/Stress Management Group at 6 p.m. at TSI-1575 W. Main St., Info: 384-3988.

Spanish Speaking Domestic Violence Support Group “LIBERTAD” at 6 p.m., 815 W. 18th St. Info: 725-7900.

Alheimer’s, Dementia and Schizophernia Group at 6:30 p.m., 3200 Yosemite Ave. Info: 383-5038.

Caring for Elderly Loved Ones at 6:30 p.m., 2230 E. Yosemite Ave. Info: 357-7820 or 384-3300.

Overeaters Anonymous at 6:30 p.m., 305 W. 26th St. Info: 383-4161.

Al-Anon at 7 p.m. 650 E. Olive Ave., Rm. 9. Info: 723-1311 or 723-3403.

A A, Livingston Fellowship, open meeting at 7 p.m. at 633 Main St.

Healing Rooms of Merced at 7 p.m., 650 E. Olive Ave. Info: 384-7125.

Miracles Al-Anon meets at 7 p.m. at Christian Life Center, 650 E. Olive Ave., Room 9.

Stress Management Group at 7 p.m., 658 W. Main St. Info: 381-6880.

Toughlove Parents’ Group at 7 p.m., 1081 Winton Way, Atwater. Call prior to meeting: 386-0980 or 357-0600.

N A Stepchildren Non-smoking Step Study at 8 p.m. in the Scout Hut in Applegate Park. Info: 526-1817.

AA for non-smokers at 7:30 p.m. 350 W. Yosemite Ave.

AA at 8 p.m. 1301 Yosemite Park Way Info: 722-6335.


Winton Senior Social Club at 11 a.m., 7093 W. Walnut Ave., Winton, potluck, bingo. Info: 358-3504 or 723-2058.

Senior Pinochle Club at 11:30 a.m., 755 W. 15th St. Info: 385-8803.


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