Around Town (4/16/14)

Fundraiser to make neighborhoods safe

The “Stop the Violence, Feet Changing Lives” fundraiser is part of an effort to make Merced neighborhoods safer through participants’ presence and prayers. It will held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Senior Center, 755 W. 15 St.. Cost is $25 per person. Call (209) 676-9824, (209) 626-0112, (209) 769-3050 or email myck2497don@gmail.com for more information.

‘Talk to God’ conference

Isma Ministries invites the public to its “Talk To God” conference from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the McCombs Youth Center, 615 W. 15 St. The speaker will be Maria Cisneros. Free. Call (209) 725-1761 for more information.

Genealogical Society meeting

The Merced County Genealogical Society will meet at noon Saturday in the Gracey Room at Merced County Library, 2100 O St. The speaker will be Kathryn Marshall. Open to all.

UC Merced Chorale concert

The UC Merced Chorale will perform the last concert of the season at 7:30 p.m. April 26 in Lakireddy Auditorium on the UC Merced campus. Tickets are $35 for adults and $10 for students. Call (209) 383-3277 for more information.

Community Health Fair

the Livingston Medical Group and Lions Club of Livingston will have their annual Community Health Fair from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 26 in the parking lot at 1140 Main St.. Free blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol, vision and dental screenings. Prostate cancer screenings available for men 40 and older. Also, information from local organizations, activities for kids, music and food. Call (209) 394-1368 or go to cochoa@livingstonmedical.org for more information.

Ribs for Relay barbecue

Supervisor John Pedrozo and Merced City Councilman John Pedrozo will have their Ribs for Relay barbecue dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. on May 1 at the Merced Fruit Barn, 4526 E. Highway 140. Cost is $25 per person. Meal includes pork or beef ribs, beans, salad and a roll. All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.

Free shredding at bank

Central Valley Community Bank offers free shredding from 9 a.m. to noon today at 3337 G St., Suite B. Call (209) 725-2820 for more information.

Kids learn golf, life skills

The second season of First Tee Merced will begin at 5:45 p.m. April 30 at the Merced Golf and Country Club. The organization uses golf to teach life skills to children between 5 and 17. The nine-week session is $90 per child and $50 for a second child in the same family. Scholarships are available. Call (209) 604-4120 for more information.