Around Town (5/10/14)

Experience frontier living

The ninth annual Bettencourt Family Ranch Frontier Living History Rendezvous 1825 will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 17 at 11584 N. Shaffer Road in Winton. Journey back to the 19th century and experience the lifestyles of a time gone by. Try making a fire with flint and steel, hawk and knife throw, archery, and shooting muzzle loaders. Admission is free. There will be a raffle and scavenger hunt for the children, and lunch will be available for purchase. Call (209) 723-37233 or email rendezvoustrade@yahoo.com, Judyjukebox@sbcglobal.net or a1911fan@aol.com for more information.

Winton Elementary 50th reunion

The Winton Elementary School Class of 1964 will hold its 50-year reunion from 1 to 5 p.m. on May 17 in the cafeteria of the Sybil Crookham School, 7160 W. Walnut Ave. Call (209) 358-8926 or email franelliot@gmail.com for more information.

Flags for Warriors

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 83 is taking orders and renewals for its Flags for Warriors program. Flags will bear the name and photo of your warrior and be posted in front of the Veterans Hall on Memorial Day, July 4, Patriot Day and Veterans’ Day. Each flag is $10. Call (209) 722-8233, (209) 658-3306 or send a check payable to American Legion Auxiliary, 939 W. Main St. Order by May 26.

Sober Grad help needed

If you are interested in joining the Sober Grad committee for Merced and Golden Valley high schools this year, please call Debbie at (209) 354-0403. The event is June 5.

Black Oak Casino trip

The Regenerations Wellness Cancer Foundation will host a trip to Black Oak Casino. The bus will leave the Home Depot parking lot in Los Banos at 6:30 a.m., Merced Mall at 7:30 and return at 5:45 p.m. Cost is $49.95 per person and includes transportation, $10 free play, $5 Match, $5 food, snacks and drinks and a raffle ticket. Proceeds will benefit Pathways Towards Recovery, Cancer Wellness Fundraiser. Call (209) 761-5624 or (209) 827-1960 for more information.

Mental illness support

Merced County’s branch of the National Alliance on Mental Illness holds biweekly support groups for families affected by serious mental illness. For more information, call (209) 381-6844 and a volunteer will contact you within 48 hours.

VFW hall available

The Atwater Veterans of Foreign Wars hall is available for the public to rent for parties. It holds 150 people and has a full-service kitchen. Call (209) 358-7224.