Around Town 01-25

Rotary lobster dinner

Atwater Rotary Club will have its annual Lobster Fest dinner at 7 p.m. Feb. 1 at the APC Hall, 3rd and Elm streets, Atwater.. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Dinner is a 11/2-pound whole lobster with salad, pasta, bread, dessert and a no-host bar. The proceeds will benefit youth scholarships, youth programs and the Rotary Foundation. Dinner ticket is $45 and makes you eligible for a $1,000 cash prize. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Raffle tickets are $1. For more information, call Roger Wood at (209) 756-7122 or contact any Atwater Rotarian.

Blues concert

The Merced County Arts Council will host Cheryl Lockett in “The Blues of Etta James” concert Feb. 8. The performance will be 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at 645 W. Main St. Doors open at 7. Tickets are $25. For more information, call (209) 720-4997.

Pasta Night at Castle

Castle Air Museum will have a Pasta Night fundraiser from 4 to 7 p.m. todayin the museum’s dining room, 5050 Santa Fe Drive, Atwater. $10 per person. Proceeds support the museum and its mission to preserve military aviation history. For reservations and more information, call the museum at (209) 723-2178, or visit www.castleairmuseum.org

Love INC fundraiser

Love in the Name of Christ annual dinner-auction fundraiser will be at 5:30 p.m. March 8 at the Gateway Community Church, 353 E. Donna Drive. Tickets are $20 each and a table of eight is $150. There will be a live auction, silent auction, dessert auction, gift raffle and 50-50 cash raffle. Tickets are available at Hoffmeister Center, 1920 Canal St., Hope Christian Stores, 3144 G St., Suite 145 or online at loveinmerced.com. For more information, call Love INC at (209) 383-7034, ext. 120

Student orientation

Merced High School will hold a parent-student orientation for incoming ninth-graders at 6 p.m. Feb. 19 in the gym. This is an opportunity for parents and students to meet administrators, counselors, teachers and coaches and get information about the transition to high school. Students also will be able to choose elective courses and submitcontact information to the school. For more information, contact Merced High Counseling Department at (209) 385-6495.