Around Town (1-17-14)

Town hall meetings

The Merced City Council will host a series of town hall meetings. One will be at 7 p.m. Jan. 29 at Rivera Middle School, 945 Buena Vista Drive. Another one will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 12 at Tenaya Middle School, 760 W. Eighth St. The meetings will be streamed live on the internet. A link to the meeting is on the city’s homepage at www.cityofmerced.org. The city will also add video of the meetings to YouTube for people that are unable to watch it live. These services are in addition to the live broadcast of the meeting on Comcast’s Channel 96.

Indian Gulch runs

The 38th Annual Indian Gulch 2-mile, 5-mile and 10-mile runs are scheduled for March 8. The runs are hosted by the Merced Running Club. Proceeds benefit the UC Merced running program. Run the foothills surrounded by wildflowers and finish off with continental breakfast at the Golden Stag Hall in Hornitos. Check-in and race-day registration is from 7:15 to 8:15 a.m. All races start at 8:30 a.m. The cost is $22 for those who preregister, $20 for running club members and $25 for those who register on race day. For information, text Rob Brooks at (209) 614-2442 or email Brooksjr4@gmail.com; text Gary Davis at (209) 261-7799 or email gdrun26@aol.com. Awards will be presented after the race.

Atwater High reunion

Atwater High School Class of 1984’s reunion is being held at the Merced Country Club, 6333 N Golf Road, from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. July 5. Those planning to attend must RSVP by June 30. For ticket information or details, go to www.AHS1984reunion.eventbrite.com. Email Andrea Wood Hillyard at tim603ee@aol.com with questions.

Drive-thru pasta

A drive-thru pasta-to-go dinner will be offered from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Italo-American Lodge, 1351 W. 18th St. Sponsored by the Committee to Elect Tony Dossetti to Merced County District 3 Supervisor. Tickets are $10. Dinner includes pasta, roll and salad. Call (209) 722-2921 for more information.

8th-grade visitations

Stone Ridge Christian High School is holding a meeting from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 5 for eighth-grade visitations. All students currently in the eighth grade are welcome to attend and “shadow” a student who is attending the school. This helps to gives students a “feel” for high school and a chance to meet a few Stone Ridge students. The school is at 500 Buena Vista Drive.