Around Town (4/30/14)

Feral cats information

Trap, neuter-spay and release information will be provided to people who are caring for feral cats in Merced County and the local area. Call (209) 357-5425 or (209) 605-8460 for more information. Last Hope Cat Kingdom is offering food donations and assistance with information.

Two-Step Dance classes

The city of Merced’s Recreation Department will offer Nightclub Two-Step Dance classes from 7 to 9 p.m. May 6-27. Cost is $16 plus a $5 supply fee. Register at 678 W. 18th St., or call (209) 385-6298 for more information.

National Day of Prayer

Atwater will observe National Day of Prayer at noon Thursday at City Hall, 750 Bellevue Road. Observance elsewhere on Thursday: Livingston, noon and 7 p.m., City Hall, 633 Main St.; Merced, noon, at Bob Hart Square downtown.

Johnny Rocket and the Thrust

Merced County Arts Council will present Johnny Rocket and the Thrust from 7 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Multicultural Arts Center, 645 W. Main St. Tickets are $12 for members and in advance or $15 at the door. Go to artsmerced.org for more information.

Women’s Club luncheon

The Merced Women’s Club will have its May luncheon at 11:30 a.m. May 6 at the clubhouse, 22nd and N streets. Cost is $8. All Merced women are welcome. The Harmony Valley Chorus will perform. RSVP by Friday. Call (209) 384-5880 for more information.

VFW auxiliary breakfast

The Ladies Auxiliary of the Atwater Veterans of Foreign Wars will have its monthly breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sunday at the VFW Hall, 1390 Broadway. Cost is $4 to $6. The meal is omelets, hash browns, waffles with strawberries and cream, or biscuits and gravy, eggs cooked to order, bacon or sausage, coffee and juice. Proceeds go to veterans programs.

Workshop on leadership

Merced College is offering a two-day workshop, “Challenges of Leadership,” from 8 a.m. to noon Thursday and May 8 at the College Business Resource Center, 630 W. 19th St. Cost is $23. Workshop earns one-half unit of college credit. Call (209) 386-6733 for more information.

CASA fundraiser

CASA of Merced will hold its annual FUNraiser at 6 p.m. May 10 at the Merced County Fairgrounds Pavilion, 900 Martin Luther King Jr. Way. There will be dinner, music, live and silent auctions. Tickets are $50 per person. CASA is a nonprofit organization that trains volunteers to provide support for abused and neglected children in Merced County. Call (209) 722-2272 for more information.