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Around Town, 7/15/2014

Women’s Spotlight Network

The Women’s Spotlight Network is geared to help grow businesses owned by women. It meets from noon to 1 p.m. today and every Tuesday at DiCicco’s Italian Restaurant, 3360 N. Highway 59. For more information, call (209) 722-6778.

Talk Show Toastmasters

Talk Show Toastmasters meets at 6 p.m. Wednesdays on the second floor of 355 W. Main St. Use rear entrance. Anyone with a fear of speaking is invited to learn about a program promoting communication and leadership skills. For more information, call (209) 628-1928 or (209) 358-1678.

Certified Farmers Market

The Original Merced County Certified Farmers Market is held 7:30-11 a.m. Wednesdays at the shopping center off Yosemite Avenue and Paulson Road and 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays at 18th and N streets. For more information, go to

Alzheimer’s support

The Alzheimer’s Support Group will meet at noon Wednesday at Country Waffle, 845 W. Pacheco Blvd. There will be a round table with caretakers discussing the stages of the debilitating disease, followed by conclusions and resources. For more information, call (209) 826-5374, (209) 626-7185 or (209) 826-7452.

Soldiers to discuss military funeral honors

Soldiers from the California Veteran Honors Program will discuss military funeral honors, benefits, entitlements, regulations and protocol at 11:30 a.m. Friday at The Hampshire independent senior living community, 3460 R St., Merced. For more information, contact Sgt. Mauricio Ceja at (209) 518-8196 or

Free day at Kiddieland

Kiddieland will be free Saturday, sponsored by Merced Elks Lodge 1240. Concession opens at noon; rides will be free from 1 to 5 p.m. Kiddieland is in Applegate Park near Q and 25th streets.

Livingston church hosts vacation Bible school

Vacation Bible school is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. to noon July 21 through July 25 for kindergarten through sixth grade at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1505 E Street. For more information, call (209) 394-7613.

Native Daughters lunch will benefit mission

Native Daughters of the Golden West, Veritas Parlor No. 75, will have a Mission Restoration Luncheon from 11 a.m to 1:30 p.m. Friday at the United Methodist Church of Merced, 899 Yosemite Park Way. $15 per person. Proceeds will benefit one of California’s missions, La Purísima Concepción. For reservations or more information, call Marla Weathers at (209) 724-9617.