Livingston Methodist Church's annual mochi-pounding all-day event Dec. 27

The Livingston United Methodist Church will hold its annual Mochi Tsuki (rice-pounding) on Tuesday, Dec. 27. It’s an all-day event for anyone interested in coming to watch. The church is at 11695 Olive Ave., Livingston. If you want to order, please call it in ahead of time to the church office (209) 394-2264 so you can be sure to get some. Plain white mochi is $3.50 a pound (each pound has 7-9 pieces); the Ahn mochi (sweet-bean) is $1 a piece. If you order, it will be ready for pick-up on that day from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.