Around Town (03/21/14)

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Waterwise edible landscaping

Merced Gardens and Nursery will hold a free seminar, Waterwise Edible Landscaping, at 1 p.m. Saturday at 1007 Tahoe St. Seminars are held in an outdoor tent, so dress accordingly. For more information or to reserve a seat, call (209) 384-0513.

Breakfast in Snelling

The monthly Snelling Breakfast will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday at the Snelling IOOF Hall. Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children. Children under age 3 are free. The meal includes pancakes, biscuits and gravy, sausage, eggs cooked to order, coffee and juice.

‘Building Steam’ printmaking

The Merced Art Gallery will present “Building Steam” printmaking by Martin Azevedo from March 31 to April 17, with a reception at 6 p.m. April 2 at 3600 M St. in the College Art Gallery Theater Building. Regular gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and noon to 2 p.m.; and by appointment. For more information, call (209) 384-6064 or email

Fitness for balance and strength

A Fitness for Balance and Strength program helps senior citizens and people in need of strength recovery and other mobile strengthening needs. It helps relieve stress, promoting health and overall well-being. Christina Harris is instructing the class, from 10 to 11 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the City Council Chambers, 633 Main St. Cost is $30 per month. Those wishing to participate must preregister at City Hall, 1416 C St. For more information, contact the Livingston Recreation Department at (209) 394-8830.

Savor Our Symphony

The Merced Symphony will hold its annual fundraiser, “Savor Our Symphony: Italian Night,” from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 4 at the Italo-American Lodge at 18th and U streets. Tickets are $35 per person or reserve a table for eight for $500. The evening will include hors d’oeuvres, no-host bar, silent auction and live auction. Proceeds will benefit concerts and children’s programs. For tickets or more information, call (209) 383-3277 or go to

Enchiladas for sale

The Club Mercedes will sell enchiladas by the dozen from 2 to 5 p.m. April 5 at 569 W. Ninth St. Cost is $15 per dozen, rice and beans for $5 plus container. This is a takeout-only event. Enchiladas are beef in corn or flour tortillas. Proceeds will benefit Merced Youth Baseball and college scholarships. For more information, call (209) 383-9906 after 4 p.m.

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