Around Town (5-19-14)

Legal professionals group

The Merced County Legal Professionals Association will hold a membership drive and wine tasting event from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday at 849 W. 20th St. in Merced. People who work in any legal capacity are invited. Call (209) 617-3029 for more information.

Free travel workshop

The Big Valley Travel Club will hold a free travel workshop from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday. The workshop is open to all who enjoy quality budget travel with small groups. Call (209) 634-6804 or email BVTravelclub@charter.net for the location of the workshop. The club will have prizes and special gifts to give away and needs an accurate head count.

Black Oak Casino trip

The 4th of July Committee will hold a casino bus trip to Black Oak Casino, leaving the TA Truck Stop in Livingston at 7 a.m. on May 24 and returning at 2 a.m. Tickets are $30. Bingo games and drinks will be available on the bus. Call (209) 485-8504 or email livingston4thofjuly.com for more information.

Creative worship event

The God Represented In Peoples Spirit-Student Club will hold an event in which students will be praising God in skits, music, dance. There will be a free raffle and snacks. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. on May 24, with the event starting at 11 a.m. at Weaver School, 3076 E. Childs Ave. All ages are welcome. Call (209) 723-2174 or email amarquez@weaverusd.k12.ca.us for more information.

Hors d’oeuvres festival

Soroptimist International of Merced will hold its 40th hors d’oeuvres festival from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on May 30, at 2870 Rambler Lane. Cost is $35 per person. A shuttle service will start at 5:15 p.m., meeting in the Merced Mall parking lot. Call (209) 345-7752 for more information.

Retired Teachers’ meeting

The California Retired Teachers’ Association will hold its yearly memorial meeting and luncheon starting at 10 a.m. on June 2 at the Fish and Game Building at Lake Yosemite. Teachers who have retired during the year and those that have passed away during the year will be honored. Call (209) 358-9061 for more information.

Shelter needs supplies

The D Street Shelter needs supplies such as shampoo, conditioner, bars of soap, deodorant and toothbrushes. Travel sizes work well. For more information, call Renee Mounce at (209) 725-8188 or (209) 947-8386.