Around Town (4/29/14)

Catapult competition

Merced College professor Lana Jordan’s Physics 4A and 4B students participate in the siege weapon competition each year, building full-scale trebuchets, a type of catapult, and then using them to launch items. Held 12:30 to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the practice soccer fields, next to the Tri-College Center. Call (209) 381-6470 for details.

Breakfast and yard sale

The Lions Club will hold a fundraising yard sale from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Livingston City Hall parking lot. Also, breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. at the Livingston Fire Department.

Club to have Blues Bash

Club Mercedes will have a Blues Bash at 6 p.m. May 9 at the club, 569 W. Ninth St. Tickets are $10 per person. Must be over 21 to attend. A beverage and snack bar will be open. Mike Hammar and the Nails and Mother Teresa and the Sinners will play. Call (209) 383-9906 or (209) 777-6750 for more information.

Spring plant sale

The Atwater High School agriculture department will have its annual FFA spring plant sale from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 9-10. The sale will be at the school’s ag department. Go to AtwaterFFA.org for more information.

Angel Babies walk-run needs donations

Hinds Hospice is seeking donations for the kids station at its annual Angel Babies-Bebitis Angelitos Walk-Run on May 17 at Rahilly Park. Registration will be at 10 a.m. and the walk-run starts at 11. For more information on the program, go to hindshospice.org. for details. To make a donation or become an event sponsor, call (209) 383-3123 or email lsilveira@hindshospice.org.

Adopt a pet from SPCA

The Merced SPCA will have a special adoption from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 17 at the SPCA shelter, 1021 E. Childs Ave. Pets over 3 years can be adopted free, pending approval and home visits. Requirements are a valid ID, proof of address and, if applicable, verification that the adopting person’s landlord allows pets. Call (209) 384-7722 or (209) 723-8953 for details.

Sporting clays tournament

HILMAR Camp Pacifica’s annual Lions Club sporting clays tournament will be held May 17 at the Rooster Ranch, 26166 Kelley Road. Registration at 8 a.m. There will be the 100 target challenge, Team Flurry and Long Shot contest. Cost is $90. Call (209) 667-0483 for details. Proceeds will benefit the Camp Pacifica-Lions Club hearing impaired free summer camp for kids ages 7 to 15.