Around Town (4/19/14)

Vietnam veterans group

is seeking members

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 0691 welcomes new members. To qualify, a person must have served during the Vietnam War era. For more information, call (209) 381-0451 or visit at 450 W. 21st St., Merced.

Kiwanis club gets ready for Easter Egg Hunt

The Kiwanis Club of Greater Merced will hold their 26th annual Easter Egg Hunt 9:30 a.m. today at Applegate Park for children up to 10 years of age. The event is free to the public. Kiddieland will be open with special hours from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Livingston/Delhi VFW building materials sale

The Livingston/Delhi Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8327 will hold a huge Building Materials sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. All sales are final – cash or checks only, no credit cards. Proceeds benefit the California Veterans Service Program.

Treasurer-tax collector candidate fundraiser

Gateway Gardens will hold a fundraising dinner and dessert auction for Richard St. Marie, who is running for Merced County Treasurer-Tax Collector. The event is scheduled from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday at 560 W. 18th St. Tickets are $35 per person (the price has changed from $45 per person). Call (209) 384-3797 or (209) 201-9057 for more information.

Siege weapon competition is preparing to launch

Professor Lana Jordan’s Physics 4A and 4B students participate in the Siege Weapon Competition each year. They build full-scale trebuchets or catapults and then launch basketballs from them. This will take place from 12:30 to 4 p.m. April 30 at the Merced College practice soccer fields, next to the Tri-College Center. Call (209) 381-6470 for more information.

Leadership workshop planned at Merced College

Merced College is offering a two-day workshop called Challenges of Leadership. It runs from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. May 1 and 8 at the College Business Resource Center, 630 W. 19 St. Cost is $23 and earns a half unit of college credit. Call (209) 386-6733 for more information.

National Day of Prayer being observed in Atwater

The city will hold the National Day of Prayer 2014 at 12 p.m. May 1 at city hall, 750 Bellevue Road.

Livingston Day of Prayer

The city will hold the National Day of Prayer 2014 at 12 p.m. and 7 p.m. on May 1 at city hall, 633 Main St. Call (209) 202-0319 or (209) 769-9364 for more information.

VFW Hamburger night

Hamburger Night is every Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Veterans of Foreign Wars post, located at 1390 Broadway.