Dec
15
8:30 AM08:30

Intermediate/Advanced Microsoft Excel

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In this hands-on workshop series, you will learn how to create informative data representation using advanced functions of Excel such as VLOOKUP, INDEX, and MATCH.

Financial functions such as PMT, FV, and NPV are explored. Text manipulation functions such as FIND, SEARCH, MID, LEFT, RIGHT, PROPER, TRIM, and RIGHT are explained.

The use and advantage of Excel’s “Pivot Table: will be discussed and practiced in details. The locking, and unlocking of the whole or part of the spreadsheet will be demonstrated.

The users will also learn how to create and use Macros to become efficient in using data.

Date or dates of event -- -Fridays, 12/1/17-12/15/17

Start Time- - -8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Street Address - - -630 W 19th Street

City - - -Merced

For more information call:(209) 384-6224

See our website at - - -mercedcommunityservices.com

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Dec
21
12:00 PM12:00

Merced Business Startup Workshop

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Do you dream of owning your own business? Do you think you have what it takes to be successful? Take this free one hour workshop that introduces the entrepreneur to the basics of starting a new business:

  • Is your idea viable?
  • What kind of financing will it take to open your business?
  • Why do you need a business plan?
  • What are the risks, pitfalls, and requirements of opening a new business?


This workshop is intended for the budding entrepreneur who has a rough idea for a business model. Sign up today!

Date or dates of event -- -

8/17/17, 9/21/17, 10/19/17, 11/16/17, 12/21/17

Start Time- - -

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Street Address - - -

1735 M Street  Merced

For more information call:  (209) 386-1008

See our website at - - -

https://www.valleysierrasbdc.com/events/category/all-classes/merced-classes/

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May
18
5:30 PM17:30

"Give Our Regards to Broadway " Soroptimist International of Merced Annual Hors D'oeuvres Festival

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Soroptimist International of Merced's annual fundraiser benefiting local women and girls.  Tickets are by advance purchase only.  

$45.00 each for hearty hors-d'oeuvres and a no-host bar.

Change of venue to Bear Creek Inn, Merced

Date or dates of event -- -May 18, 2018

Start Time- - -5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Street Address - - -Bear Creek Inn, 575 North Bear Creek Drive

City - - -Merced, CA

For more information call:(209) 378-2204

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Dec
14
5:30 PM17:30

Merced Rugby Try outs and training

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Try-outs and training for Merced youth rugby. Bring cleats or sturdy running shoes and clothing layers, mouthpiece optional for try-outs.
Become a founding member of Merced’s only USA Rugby and NorCal affiliated Rugby Football Club.

Date or dates of event -- -Tuesday, December 12 and Thursday, December 14, 2017

Start Time- - -5:30 pm

Street Address - - -Joe Herb Park,  2200 Yosemite Pkwy,

City - - -Merced, CA

For more information call:209-678-0034

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Dec
12
5:30 PM17:30

Merced Rugby Try outs and training

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Try-outs and training for Merced youth rugby.

Bring cleats or sturdy running shoes and clothing layers, mouthpiece optional for try-outs.


Become a founding member of Merced’s only USA Rugby and NorCal affiliated Rugby Football Club.

Date or dates of event -- -Tuesday, December 12 and Thursday, December 14, 2017

Start Time- - -5:30 pm

Street Address - - -Joe Herb Park,  2200 Yosemite Pkwy,

City - - -Merced, CA

For more information call:209-678-0034

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Dec
10
1:00 PM13:00

Experience Release, Dance, & Envision 2018

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Come release some stress and plan 2018!

What a better time to come relax and release stress during the busiest time of the year when you're prepping for the holidays. As the end of year approaches a lot of goals are made for the new year, and so are a lot self reflections made.
This is a great time to slow down and gift yourself with a relaxing class where you'll be able to feel present, relaxed, and enjoy some free tools to help you plan for 2018. By setting intentions for what you want, you're more likely to achieve it.

You'll also get an intro to hula dancing by Amanda Gutierrez who has over 10 years of experience. Yes!

In this workshop you'll also learn simple exercises that will help you release tension that was caused from work, a physical injury, your relationships, or if you've faced a traumatic event.

You'll have the capability of releasing deep rooted tension that is difficult to achieve with yoga or a massage. TRE (Tension, Stress, and Trauma Release Exercises) is designed to help your nervous system release tension and stress by activating your body's neurogenic tremors.

The benefits of tension release exercises after making this a regular practice:
Less Worry & Anxiety, Reduces Symptoms of PTSD, More Energy & Endurance, Less Workplace Stress, Better Sleep, Less Relationship Conflict, Reduced Muscle & Back Pain, Increased Flexibility, Greater Emotional Resiliency, Healing of Old Injuries

After the workshop you'll get to learn how to create an essential oil scrub with Hilda Landrum. 

What you'll get in this workshop:

Introduction To G-Fit's classes

15 minute introduction to hula dancing by Amanda Gutierrez

1 hour class on how to release tension
15 minute introduction on how to create an essential oil scrub. Bring a glass jar if you want to take some scrub home!

A free guide on how to set & plan goals for 2018: This guide also includes ways to help you discover your passion, and learn your strengths! 

More details on workshop to come!

What to bring:
- Yoga Mat
- Light blanket or shawl
- 2 small pillows (if you have tight hips)
-A small glass jar if you want to take some scrub home
- Please wear loose & comfortable pants


Who this is for:
- TRE is beneficial to everyone especially individuals with anxiety, stress, depression, chronic pain, and physical tension.

- All ages are welcome, no experience is necessary

- Individuals with physical limitations are also welcome. If you have physical limitations that will prevent you from laying on your back, please inform us in advance.

- This practice is not suitable for individuals with brain implants and not encouraged for pregnant women, all other participants are welcome.

G Fit Merced is offering their space for this workshop to help you release stress & replenish your health.

Early Bird Tickets are $15 + eventbrite fee. If you want to avoid the fee you can venmo me, just email me for more details.

Tickets at the door are: $20

Date or dates of event -- -December 10th, 2017

Start Time- - -1:00PM-3:00PM

Street Address - - -2848 Park Avenue #Ste. A

City - - -Merced, CA 95348

For more information call:(209) 769-2992

See our website at - - -https://www.eventbrite.com/e/experience-release-envision-2018-tickets-39930157175?aff=es2

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Dec
10
12:00 PM12:00

Holiday Artisan Fair at The MAC

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The Multicultural Arts Center will be hosting the 6th Annual HolidayArtisan Fair.

All work is handmade and high quality. Ceramics, Sterling Silver Jewelry, Woven Alpaca Rugs and Socks, Contemporary Fine Art, and more, from local artisans

Date or dates of event -- -December 9th and 10th

12 till 6 Sat

12 till 4 Sun

Street Address - - -645 W. Main St.

City - - -Merced

For more information call:(209) 388-1090

See our website at - - -www.artsmerced.org

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Dec
9
12:00 PM12:00

Holiday Artisan Fair at The MAC

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The Multicultural Arts Center will be hosting the 6th Annual HolidayArtisan Fair.

All work is handmade and high quality. Ceramics, Sterling Silver Jewelry, Woven Alpaca Rugs and Socks, Contemporary Fine Art, and more, from local artisans

Date or dates of event -- -December 9th and 10th

12 till 6 Sat

12 till 4 Sun

Street Address - - -645 W. Main St.

City - - -Merced

For more information call:(209) 388-1090

See our website at - - -www.artsmerced.org

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Dec
9
9:30 AM09:30

Craft & Vendor Fair

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One stop shop! Over 30 vendors - Get unique gifts, shop local vendors and small business. 

Calvary BC Host this event to help support youth going to camp and is a fundraiser. All proceeds of this event go toward youth attending camp.

Date or dates of event -- -December 9, 2017

Start Time- - -9:30am

Street Address - - -353 E. Donna Drive

City - - -Merced

See our website at - - -https://www.facebook.com/CalvaryBCVendorFair/

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Dec
3
7:00 PM19:00

Valley Roots Community-Engaged Theater Performances

Valley Roots Community-Engaged Theater Performances

Please describe your event- - -Valley Roots Community-Engaged Theater Performances

Dec. 1st: 7 pm. Merced Multicultural Arts Center
645 W Main St, Merced, CA 95340

Dec. 2nd: 7 pm. Lakireddy Auditorium
UC Merced
5200 North Lake Rd.
Merced, CA 95343

Dec. 3rd: 2 & 7 pm. Merced Multicultural Arts Center
645 W Main St, Merced, CA 95340

http://centerforhumanities.ucmerced.edu/events/valley-roots-community-engaged-theater-performances

Date or dates of event -- -Dec. 1-3, 2017

Start Time- - -7 pm.

Street Address - - -Merced Multicultural Arts Center 645 W Main St, Merced, CA 95340

City - - -Merced

For more information call:(209) 228-2453

See our website at - - -http://centerforhumanities.ucmerced.edu/events/valley-roots-community-engaged-theater-performances

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Dec
3
1:00 PM13:00

Annual Christmas Open House at the Courthouse Museum

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On Sunday, December 3, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., the public is invited to experience our 33rd annual Christmas Open House at the Courthouse Museum.

We have “decked the halls” and filled the rooms of our historic building with over 73 Christmas trees.

At the open house, we will serve treats and traditional Courthouse eggnog. Live entertainment will be performed by the following groups starting at 1:00 p.m.:

  • Central Presbyterian Church Handbell Choir
  • Merced Shakes’ Bennett and Hicks
  • Harmony Valley Chorus
  • Our Lady of Mercy Catholic School Christmas Choir
  • Caitlin’s Suzuki Violin Studio
  • Cruikshank Middle School Jazz Band.

The event is free to the public and the Courthouse Museum is located at 21st and N Streets, Merced.

The Christmas tree exhibit will run through December 30.

Date or dates of event -- -December 3, 2017

Start Time- - -1:00 p.m.

Street Address - - -21st and N Streets

City - - -Merced

For more information call:(209) 723-2401

See our website at - - -www.mercedmuseum.org

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Dec
2
7:00 PM19:00

Valley Roots Community-Engaged Theater Performances

Valley Roots Community-Engaged Theater Performances

Please describe your event- - -Valley Roots Community-Engaged Theater Performances

Dec. 1st: 7 pm. Merced Multicultural Arts Center
645 W Main St, Merced, CA 95340

Dec. 2nd: 7 pm. Lakireddy Auditorium
UC Merced
5200 North Lake Rd.
Merced, CA 95343

Dec. 3rd: 2 & 7 pm. Merced Multicultural Arts Center
645 W Main St, Merced, CA 95340

http://centerforhumanities.ucmerced.edu/events/valley-roots-community-engaged-theater-performances

Date or dates of event -- -Dec. 1-3, 2017

Start Time- - -7 pm.

Street Address - - -Merced Multicultural Arts Center 645 W Main St, Merced, CA 95340

City - - -Merced

For more information call:(209) 228-2453

See our website at - - -http://centerforhumanities.ucmerced.edu/events/valley-roots-community-engaged-theater-performances

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Dec
2
10:00 AM10:00

Grand Opening for Habitat ReStore

Grand Opening for Habitat ReStore

Please describe your event- - -Habitat for Humanity of Merced County is having a Grand Opening  Saturday, December 2 for it's first REStore at 1230 Broadway Ave in Atwater, next to Passadoris.

Join us at 10 a.m. for the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, tour and light refreshments.

Date or dates of event -- -Saturday, December 2, 2017

Start Time- - -10 a.m.

Street Address - - -1230 Broadway Ave

City - - -Atwater

For more information call:209-726-0850

See our website at - - -wwwhfhmerced.org

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Dec
2
9:00 AM09:00

St. Paul School Come enjoy a yummy breakfast and a visit from Santa!

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St. Paul School

Come enjoy a yummy breakfast and a visit from Santa!  

 

Tickets are available at the door for $5 each. 


Santa arrives at 9am

Date or dates of event -- -Saturday, December 2nd

Start Time- - -8-11am

Street Address - - -2916 McKee Rd

City - - -Merced

For more information call:(209) 383-3302

See our website at - - -www.splsmerced.com

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Dec
1
7:00 PM19:00

Valley Roots Community-Engaged Theater Performances

Valley Roots Community-Engaged Theater Performances

Please describe your event- - -Valley Roots Community-Engaged Theater Performances

Dec. 1st: 7 pm. Merced Multicultural Arts Center
645 W Main St, Merced, CA 95340

Dec. 2nd: 7 pm. Lakireddy Auditorium
UC Merced
5200 North Lake Rd.
Merced, CA 95343

Dec. 3rd: 2 & 7 pm. Merced Multicultural Arts Center
645 W Main St, Merced, CA 95340

http://centerforhumanities.ucmerced.edu/events/valley-roots-community-engaged-theater-performances

Date or dates of event -- -Dec. 1-3, 2017

Start Time- - -7 pm.

Street Address - - -Merced Multicultural Arts Center 645 W Main St, Merced, CA 95340

City - - -Merced

For more information call:(209) 228-2453

See our website at - - -http://centerforhumanities.ucmerced.edu/events/valley-roots-community-engaged-theater-performances

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Dec
1
8:30 AM08:30

Intermediate/Advanced Microsoft Excel

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In this hands-on workshop series, you will learn how to create informative data representation using advanced functions of Excel such as VLOOKUP, INDEX, and MATCH.

Financial functions such as PMT, FV, and NPV are explored. Text manipulation functions such as FIND, SEARCH, MID, LEFT, RIGHT, PROPER, TRIM, and RIGHT are explained.

The use and advantage of Excel’s “Pivot Table: will be discussed and practiced in details. The locking, and unlocking of the whole or part of the spreadsheet will be demonstrated.

The users will also learn how to create and use Macros to become efficient in using data.

Date or dates of event -- -Fridays, 12/1/17-12/15/17

Start Time- - -8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Street Address - - -630 W 19th Street

City - - -Merced

For more information call:(209) 384-6224

See our website at - - -mercedcommunityservices.com

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Dec
1
7:00 AM07:00

Christmas Shopping at Union Square Bus Trip Merced College Community Services

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Join us on our traditional holiday trip to Union Square!  Enjoy the festive displays, decorations, shop ‘til you drop, and explore the city.  

As usual, we’ll provide the hospitality suite at the St. Francis.  Buses will ONLY leave from Merced, so please plan accordingly.  

This trip sells out early!

Time: - - -7:00 AM - 9:30 PM

Street Address, City - - -630 W 19th St

For More Information - - -Phone number - 209-384-6224

See our Website - -www.mercedcommunityservices.com

Class or Event Date: - -12/1/17

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Nov
30
4:00 PM16:00

Merced County Fair Junior Fair Board

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Teens interested in being a part of the 2018 Merced County Fair are encouraged to apply for a seat on the Junior Fair Board by the November 30, 2017deadline.

The Junior Fair Board provides a great opportunity for teens to be part of Merced’s largest annual tradition while gaining valuable, real-life work experience and helping fulfill high school community service requirements.

Candidates must live in Merced County and be 14 to 19 years of age as of January 1, 2018. They must also have a GPA of 2.0 or higher as of the Spring 2017 semester and show no more than one animal at the Merced County Fair to be eligible to volunteer. 

Junior Fair Board duties include assisting with pre-fair planning and events, as well as set-up and special program and exhibit support during the Fair. Applicants do not need any previous experience at the fair.

Each Junior Fair Board member receives free parking and admission for one person and one vehicle during the fair to allow them to execute their fair-time duties. Selected Junior Fair Board members will serve a one year term.

Meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month and as needed as the fair gets closer. The 2018 Merced County Fair will be June 6-10.

Junior Fair Board applications are available for pick-up at the Merced County Fairgrounds’ Office located at 900 Martin Luther King Jr. Way and also can be downloaded from the fair’s website at: http://bit.ly/JrFairBoard

Applications must be received at the Merced County Fairgrounds, 900 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Merced, CA 95341 by November 30, 2017.

For more information, call the Merced County Fair Office at (209) 722-1506.

Date or dates of event -- -Deadline for Applications - November 30, 2017

Street Address - - -900 Martin Luther King Jr. Way

City - - -Merced

For more information call:(209) 722-1506

See our website at - - -www.mercedcountyfair.com

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Nov
14
to Dec 14

Merced Cancer Society Foundation Toy Drive

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The season of giving is quickly approaching and we would love to invite you to help us bring smiles to the children at the Madera Children's Hospital, Cancer Center faces.

  • Current drop off locations are:
  • El Portal Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Grocery Outlet
  • BBVA Compass
  • Paul's Place Restaurant and Bakery
  • La Hacienda #2 Merced, Ca
  • Merced Orthopedic Med Group

Date or dates of event -- -November to December 14th

Street Address - - -3303 M Street

City - - -Merced

For more information call:(209) 726-3410

See our website at - - -http://mercedcancersociety.org/

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Oct
17
to Dec 7

Aikido

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Through the understanding of the fundamentals of emotional and physical conflicts and by implementing basic Aikido techniques including basic body movement, synthesis of breathing, physical and mental applications, students will gain an overall understanding of the philosophy of Aikido and how it relates to both self-defense and conflict resolution.

Sensei’s, Ron Duran and Brandon Wolff-Hunnicutt each hold black belt ranks with over a decade of Aikido practice in this beautiful Japanese martial-art, known as Aikido.

Date or dates of event -- -Tuesdays and Thursdays 10/17/17-12/7/17

Start Time- - -5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Street Address - - -3600 M St

City - - -Merced

For more information call:(209) 384-6224

See our website at - - -mercedcommunityservices.com

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Oct
12
to Dec 7

Ceramics

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Explore the tactile qualities of clay and create your own ceramics through practical instruction in a relaxed atmosphere.  

This open lab will provide one-on-one instruction for beginners to advanced artists.  

Focusing on pottery as a form of visual art, the classes will cover a number of topics and techniques, from basic wheel thrown pottery to hand-built pottery to raku.  

Your creative ceramic pieces will then be glazed and fired for you to take home or give as a gift.

Final pick-up date will be 12/14/17 between the hours of 10 AM and 12 PM, or upon an arranged appointment with Ira Jones, (209) 384-6369.

Date or dates of event -- -Thursdays, 10/12/17-12/7/17

Start Time- - -6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Street Address - - -3600 M St

City - - -Merced

For more information call:(209) 384-6224

See our website at - - -mercedcommunityservices.com

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Oct
10
to Nov 30

Okinawan Karate Self-Defense

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A study of weaponless self-defense and conflict resolution through the practice of the ancient and time-tested martial art of Okinawan Shorin-Ryu Karate.  

Learn how to prevail and defend against an attacker that may be armed with a weapon.  

Practice the usage of the body's limbs, hands, and feet as blocks and strikes and learn how to generate the power needed for self-defense by way of biomechanics, regardless of one's size or physical stature.  These classes will be taught by Sid Rayford, a 9th Degree Black belt with 46 years of training and his wife, Amy Rayford who is well known in the martial arts community as a female self-defense specialist with 16 years of training.  

Shorin-Ryu is known to be the "old school" of karate which comes from the feudal era of Okinawan history.  This martial art has been around for centuries and is not for competition, but is instead dedicated to surviving diverse attacks.

Date or dates of event -- -Tuesdays & Thursdays 10/10/17-11/30/17

Start Time- - -8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Street Address - - -100 W Main St

City - - -Merced

For more information call:(209) 384-6224

See our website at - - -mercedcommunityservices.com

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