Around Town

Around Town (10/02/13)

chodges@mercedsunstar.comOctober 1, 2013 

AARP holds meeting

Atwater AARP 2194 meets at 1 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at the Community Center, 760 Bellevue Road. Call (209) 357-7391.

County reading society

The Merced County Reading Society will meet at 5:30p.m. on Thursday at the Barnes & Noble on Olive Avenue. The group will read “The Power of Myth” by Joseph Campbell. Newcomers are welcome. Call (209) 725-1868.

Generational workshop

Merced College will hold a cross-generational workshop from 8 a.m. to noon Thursday and Oct. 10 at the Business Resource Center, 630 W. 19th St. Cost is $23 and participants will earn a half-unit of college credit. Call (209) 386-6733.

Atwater FFA Plant Sale

The Atwater High School Ag Department will hold its annual FFA Plant Sale from 8 a.m. to 5p.m. Friday and Saturday at the school, 2201 Fruitland Ave. Call (209) 357-6025 or go to

PAL golf tournament

The Atwater Police Activities League will hold its fifth annual golf tournament with registration at 7:30 a.m., tee off at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Rancho Del Rey Golf Course, 5250 Green Sands. Cost is $75 and includes green fee, cart, tee bag and barbecue lunch. Proceeds benefit after-school programs, BMX, Castle Boxing Club, Atwater Teen Advisory Council, Junior Giants, Police Cadets, Summer Theatre and tennis. Call (209) 357-0986 or (209) 357-6320.

Wesley Foundation dinner

The Wesley Foundation will hold its fourth annual barbecue chicken dinner from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the United Methodist Church at Cypress and 19th streets. Tickets are $10. The meal includes barbecued chicken, beans, roll, salad and cookie. The food can be picked up by entering the back parking lot of the church. Proceeds will benefit scholarships. Call (209) 723-9007 or (209) 261-0101.

Hope Leadership Awards

The 2013 Pillar of the Community Hope Leadership Awards and Debutante Ball will be from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday at Gateway Event Center, 353 E. Donna Drive. Tickets are $25 per person or $225 for a table of eight. Call (209) 769-5138 or (209) 617-1078.

El Capitan High reunion

El Capitan High School will hold a reunion and celebration for everyone who attended the original El Capitan High School in Merced from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdayat the new El Capitan High School campus. For more information or to register, call (209) 722-8126 and ask for Natalie.

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