Jan
16
to Jun 28

Yoga Merced College Community Services

Yoga

Merced College Community Services

Are you looking for a workout program that's easy to learn, requires little or no equipment, and soothes your soul while toning your body?

If strengthening your cardiovascular system, toning and stretching your muscles, and improving your mental fitness are on your to-do list, keep reading to learn more about the basics of yoga.

Time: - - -4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Street Address, City - - -3600 M St

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

See our Website - -www.mercedcommunityservices.com

Class or Event Date: - -Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1/16 - 3/8

Class or Event Date: - -Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3/13 - 5/10

Class or Event Date: - -Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5/15 - 6/28

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Jan
17
to Jun 29

Badminton Merced College Community Services

Badminton

Merced College Community Services

Description: - - -Learn to play badminton and understand the basic rules that apply to the game.  Come have fun.  All levels are welcome!

Time: - - -7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Street Address, City - - -3600 M St

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

See our Website - -www.mercedcommunityservices.com

Class or Event Date: - -Mondays & Wednesdays, 1/17 - 6/29

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Feb
12
to May 7

Dancing for Birth Merced College Community Services

Dancing for Birth

Merced College Community Services

Are you an expectant mom? Learn how you can have fun dancing BEFORE BIRTH, to get more comfortable during pregnancy, dance DURING BIRTH, to encourage baby into an optimal position and dance AFTER BIRTH to promote post-partum recovery.  

You can participate whether you are delivering vaginally, Cesarean, or VBAC.  So tie a scarf around your hips and spend an hour dancing and bonding with your baby, as we talk about and explore your birthing options.

Post-partum moms and newborns welcome. Check it out atwww.dancingforbirth.com.

Time: - - -6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Street Address, City - - -3600 M St

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

See our Website - -www.mercedcommunityservices.com

Class or Event Date: - -Mondays, 2/12 - 3/12

Class or Event Date: - -Mondays, 3/19 - 4/9

Class or Event Date: - -Mondays, 4/16 - 5/7

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Feb
24
to May 26

Merced Bears Youth Football and Cheer are now taking sign-ups for 6 to 14-year-olds.

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Merced Bears Youth Football and Cheer are now taking sign-ups for 6 to 14-year-olds.

All age and grade level verifications are as of August 1st 2018. No high School students and all 8th graders must be Varsity level.

Please bring "COPIES" of the participants birth certificate and a 2018 school verification. This can be any school verification that shows the school's name, student's name, student's current school level (example: 3rd grade) and 2018date.

A physical will be needed for clearance by the start of the season in July. We can provide information regarding acceptable physician clearances.

Early sign-ups are provided an option to try and raise their fees with an MBYF designated fundraiser. We will answer any questions you have and provide information at all sign updates or check us out on facebook (Mbyf Bears).

Please come see if our organization is the one for your child. We look forward to assisting you.

Date or Dates of Event----02/24/18, 03/10/24/18, 03/24/18, 04/14/18, 04/28/18, 05/12/18, 05/19/18, 05/26/18

Start Time----- 10 am to 3 pm

Street Address-----205 W Olive Ave

City-----Merced

For More Information Call:-----(209) 205-5679

See Our Website-----http://mercedbears.org/

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Mar
7
to May 2

Social Salsa Dancing Merced College Community Services

Social Salsa Dancing

Merced College Community Services

An energetic and fun way to spend one hour per week! Come and learn the basics and fundamentals of Salsa dancing by joining this Beginning/Intermediate 8-week class. The sessions will focus on teaching you how to show off your moves through turns, footwork, and body figures across the dance floor.

Don’t have a partner? No Problem!

You will learn through a technique called “rotation” where you will learn how to lead and follow different dancers in a social setting.

Everyone is welcome no matter your skill level; in this class, we will work as a team!

Time: - - -6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Street Address, City - - -3600 M St

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

See our Website - -www.mercedcommunityservices.com

Class or Event Date: - -Wednesdays, 3/7 - 5/2

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Mar
19
to May 7

Ceramics Merced College Community Services

Ceramics

Merced College Community Services

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 be glazed and fired for you to take home or give as a gift.

Time: - - -6:00 PM - 9:00 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: - -Mondays, 3/19 - 5/7

Class or Event Date: - -Thursdays, 3/8 - 4/26

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Apr
13
to Apr 27

Beginner/Intermediate Microsoft Excel Merced College Community Services

Beginner/Intermediate Microsoft Excel

Merced College Community Services

Description: - - -This is an introductory hands-on nine-hour course where the participants will learn the basic operations of Microsoft Excel.

This course will show how to use various functions of Excel to create tables to increase the productivity. It will also show how to unlock the potential of their data, by using formulas across a grid of cells. Data is inserted into individual cells in rows or columns, allowing it to be sorted and filtered, and then displayed in the visual presentation. Using pie charts, graphs and clustered columns add meaning to data, which otherwise may just exist as row after row of numbers.

Participants will also learn how to use conditional formatting to emphasize the most important part of the data. Using conditional formatting, the users will be able to display icons which represent related data, highlight a row based on a single value, compare values.  

The users will learn about statistical functions such as MIN, MAX, SUM, SUMIFS, AVERAGE, MODE, COUNT, COUNTA, and MEDIAN. Logical functions such as IF, IFS, AND, OR, FALSE, and TRUE will be demonstrated.

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

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: - -Fridays, 4/13 - 4/27

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Apr
21
8:00 AM08:00

Merced & Atwater Relay for Life

Merced & Atwater Relay for Life

Event Description-----Let's fight cancer together by coming to the annual RELAY for LIFE Merced & Atwater event. Food, games, raffles and community.

 Where? El Capitan High School 100 Farmland Ave. Merced

Time? 8 am to 11 pm,

When? Saturday, APRIL 21, 2018

Why? To raise money for research, patient services, counseling, all to fight for a cure right here in our Merced/Atwater area. Bring the whole family and walk for the cause.Survivors registration begins at 8 am on the track and receive their free Relay shirt.

Date or Dates of Event----April 21 2018 Saturday

Start Time-----8 am to 11 pm

Street Address-----El Capitan High School 100 Farmland Av   Merced

City-----Merced

For More Information Call:-----(209) 756 4137

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Apr
21
10:00 AM10:00

Week of the Young Child "Day at the Park"

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Week of the Young Child "Day at the Park"



“Week of the Young Child” is April 15-21st.  

Please join us on April 21st at Merced’s Applegate Park to celebrate the “Day at the Park” highlighting early learning programs, young children and their families.

This is a free event sponsored by the Merced County Local Child Care Planning Council, Merced County Office of Education and First Five Merced County.

There will be fun hands-on activities, informational booths, opera in the park and food. We hope to see you there!

2018 Week of the Young Child:  Day at the Park
Saturday, April 21, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Applegate Park, Merced

 

Date or Dates of Event----April 21, 2018

Start Time-----10am-2pm

Street Address-----1045 W 25th St

City-----Merced, CA 95340

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Apr
21
12:00 PM12:00

Rose and Iris Show - Atwater Garden Club

Rose and Iris Show

Atwater Garden Club are holding their 39th Annual Rose and Iris Show at

Castle Vista Club House, 2300 Cascade Dr, off Juniper,

on Saturday April 21st. Entries 7-9:30am, open to the public 12 noon to 5 p.m. 

Grand drawing 4 p.m. For more information call Kathy 209 201 2804 or 209 777 3524

Date or Dates of Event----Saturday April 21st

Start Time-----12 noon

Street Address-----Castle Vista 2300 Cascade Dr, off Juniper

City-----Atwater

For More Information Call:-----(209) 201 2804

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Apr
21
12:30 PM12:30

Annual Tea Party at the Courthouse Museum

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Annual Tea Party at the Courthouse Museum

The 23rd Annual Tea Party in the Historic Courtroom at the Courthouse Museum will be held on Saturday, April 21 from 12:30 to 4:10 p.m. 

The historic Superior Courtroom will be transformed into an elegant tearoom. “Western Hospitali-tea” is this year’s theme.

There will be four seatings: 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30. Each seating will last for 40 minutes.

Ticket prices are $15 for adults and $10 for children 10 years of age and under. Please call the museum office at 723-2401 and reserve your preferred seating time early.  

Date or Dates of Event----April 21, 2018

Start Time-----12:30 p.m.

Street Address-----21st and N Streets in the Courthouse Park

City-----Merced

For More Information Call:-----(209) 723-2401

See Our Website-----www.mercedmuseum.org

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Apr
21
3:00 PM15:00

Habitat for Humanity of Merced County volunteer Orientation

Be a volunteer, help in the Restore,  manage a booth, help build a house, help with a Senior Citizen project.  

We can put you to work!!!

Every volunteer goes through Orientation and learns the background of Habitat locally and globally,  we do a background check and you sign up for whatever suits you best

Date or Dates of Event----Saturday, April 21

Start Time-----3 pm - 4 pm

Street Address-----1230 Broadway Ave

City-----Atwater

For More Information Call:-----(209) 726-0850

See Our Website-----Wwwhfhmerced.org

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Apr
21
5:00 PM17:00

Downtown Merced Art Hop-We invite you to our “Art for Animals”

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Downtown Merced Art Hop

Event Description-----We invite you to our “Art for Animals” themed Art Hop, every event we select a different theme so artists can be inspired and hopefully incorporate into their art. 

Tons of Art | Rich in Culture | Live Music | Interactive Art Activities | Performers | Family Friendly
Location: Downtown Merced

Free: All ages

For further information, main attractions, map and art activities visit Mercedarthop.org and to volunteer please submit an online application.

questions: Kimberly 209.349.8682

Sponsored by City of Merced, MMSA, MCOE and Radio Merced 97.5FM

Date or Dates of Event----April 21

Start Time-----5:00pm

Street Address-----West Main Street

City-----Merced

For More Information Call:-----(209) 3498682

See Our Website-----www.mercedarthop.org

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Apr
22
5:00 PM17:00

From Cumorah's Hill Youth Production

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From Cumorah's Hill Youth Production

The junior and senior high school youth of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from Merced, Atwater, Los Banos, Chowchilla, and Mariposa are performing the cantata, "From Cumorah's Hill:  The Book of Mormon Speaks to Our Day."  

It is about the bringing forth of ancient records which were written for our day.  

The choir and speaking parts are performed by nearly 100 students.

Date or Dates of Event----April 22, 2018

Start Time-----5:00 p.m.

Street Address-----1080 E. Yosemite Ave.

City-----Merced

For More Information Call:-----(209) 5958573

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Apr
23
11:00 AM11:00

Food Drive for Apostolic Tabernacle

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Food Drive for Apostolic Tabernacle

Apostolic Tabernacle is in need of food and other items for their food pantry. Let’s restock their food pantry and fight hunger!

Date or Dates of Event----4/23/18

Start Time-----11 am-1 pm

Street Address-----2745 CA-140

City-----Merced

For More Information Call:-----(209) 205-8102

See Our Website-----merced.cropmobster.com

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Apr
23
7:00 PM19:00

Monday Night Bingo. Held every Monday at Golden Valley High School cafeteria

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Monday Night Bingo

Held every Monday at Golden Valley High School cafeteria, proceeds benefit the high school band and color guard.

Early bird games begin at 6:30 pm.Regular games begin at 7 pm. 

Doors open at 4:30 pm.Buy-in is $20.

Every Monday

7pm-9pm

Street Address-----2121 Childs Ave

City-----Merced

For More Information Call:-----(209) 658-2165

See Our Website-----https://www.facebook.com/GVCardinalRegime/

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Apr
25
12:00 PM12:00

Graduate Fellows in the Humanities: Amrit Deol

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Graduate Fellows in the Humanities: Amrit Deol

Event Description-----Graduate Fellows in the Humanities: Ghadri Poetry and Interrogations of Subjugated Knowledges in History

Presented by Amrit Deol, Doctoral Candidate in the Interdisciplinary Humanities PhD Program at the University of California, Merced

April 25, 2018 at 12PM in SSM 217 (located on the UC Merced campus, 5200 N. Lake Road Merced, CA, 95340)

Date or Dates of Event----April 25, 2018

Start Time-----12PM

Street Address-----5200 N Lake Road Merced, CA 95340

City-----Merced

For More Information Call:-----(209) 228-2453

See Our Website-----https://www.facebook.com/events/353029355204424/

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Apr
28
to May 19

Golf for All Ages

Golf for All Ages

Merced College Community Services

Bogie, par, fore!  Whether you are a beginner or advanced player, your game will improve.  This golf lesson course will cover full swing, short game, basic rules, and general golf etiquette.  

Gary Olson played on the PGA tour for 10 years, participated in 11 national championships as well as 2 major championships, and has been teaching golf for 50 years.  

Bring your own clubs or borrow one of ours.

Time: - - -9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Street Address, City - - -5250 Green Sands Avenue, Atwater

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

See our Website - -www.mercedcommunityservices.com

Class or Event Date: - -Saturdays, 4/28 - 5/19

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Apr
28
10:30 AM10:30

Volunteer Mixer Event The Merced Multicultural Arts Center will be hosting a Mixer

Volunteer Mixer

Event Description-----The Merced Multicultural Arts Center will be hosting a Mixer for prospective volunteers on April 28th from 10:30AM - Noon.

Have you ever been interested in contributing some of your time to the local arts community but weren't sure how?

Then please join us at our Volunteer Mixer for refreshments and to learn about opportunities to help at the Merced Multicultural Arts Center on 645 W Main St in Merced at 10:30am on April 28th.

MAC staff will be on hand to answer questions and explain how you can contribute to Merced’s art scene. No experience is necessary just a willingness to help. Training will be provided at a future date.  

For more information, please visit artsmerced.org or please call 209.388.1090 or emaildirector@artsmerced.org

Date or Dates of Event----Saturday, April 28, 2018

Start Time-----10:30am-12 noon

Street Address-----645 W. Main Street

City-----Merced

For More Information Call:-----(209) 388-1090

See Our Website-----artsmerced.org

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Apr
28
7:30 PM19:30

Concert - Vijay Iyer Sextet

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ARTS UC Merced Presents: Vijay Iyer Sextet

April 28, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Merced College Theatre

3600 M Street

Merced, CA 95348

"Iyer...brings together a dream team of cutting-edge improvisers and turns them loose on a set of new pieces that combine proggy intricacy, elegant drama and breakneck rhythmic thrust.”

-- Rolling Stone Top 50 Albums of 2017

FREE TICKETS available starting Wednesday, March 21st at:

Date or Dates of Event----April 28, 2018

Start Time-----7:30 PM

Concert at:

Merced College Theatre

3600 M Street Merced, CA 95348

For More Information Call:-----(209) 2282453

See Our Website-----centerforhumanities.ucmerced.edu

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Apr
29
6:00 PM18:00

All Church Prayer Worship Gathering

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All Church Prayer Worship Gathering

We would like to invite you to come out to the Alliance Church of Merced for our April All Church Prayer and Worship Gathering. Pastor's and Ministry leaders will be leading us in prayers of gratefulness and prayers for our City.    

Date or Dates of Event----Sunday, April 29

Start Time-----6:00-7:15

Street Address-----1171 Old Lake Road

City-----Merced

For More Information Call:-----(209) 489-8484

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Apr
30
7:00 PM19:00

Monday Night Bingo. Held every Monday at Golden Valley High School cafeteria

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Monday Night Bingo

Held every Monday at Golden Valley High School cafeteria, proceeds benefit the high school band and color guard.

Early bird games begin at 6:30 pm.Regular games begin at 7 pm. 

Doors open at 4:30 pm.Buy-in is $20.

Every Monday

7pm-9pm

Street Address-----2121 Childs Ave

City-----Merced

For More Information Call:-----(209) 658-2165

See Our Website-----https://www.facebook.com/GVCardinalRegime/

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May
3
12:00 PM12:00

City of Atwater National Day of Prayer

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City of Atwater National Day of Prayer

Event Description-----This is the Nations annual day of observance held on the first Thursday of May, designated by the United States Congress, when people are asked "to turn to God in prayer and meditation".

Date or Dates of Event----Thursday, May 3, 2018

Start Time-----12:00 noon

Street Address-----750 Bellevue Road inside City Council Chambers

City-----Atwater

For More Information Call:-----(209) 357-6370

See Our Website-----http://www.atwater.org/

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May
3
12:00 PM12:00

National Day of Prayer

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National day of Prayer

Event Description-----Come out and join us at Bob Hart Square as we come together in unity to Pray for America and Pray for our City with local Pastors, Ministry leaders and City Officials.

"Making every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace" Ephesians 4:3

Date or Dates of Event----Thursday, May 3

Start Time-----Noon

Street Address-----510 W. Main Street

City-----Merced

For More Information Call:-----(209) 383-7034 ext120

See Our Website-----loveincmerced.com

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May
5
7:00 AM07:00

8th Annual Fallen Riders Memorial Run

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8th Annual Fallen Riders Memorial Run

Join us for this celebration of the memories, and the great times spent with our friends and family in the motorcycle riding community who have passed on.

We’ll have great riding, great food, and fun prizes for all, with proceeds going to help families in need in our Merced County community, as well as our local service members who are serving overseas.

Be sure to register before April 21st to receive a free event shirt.

For more info and ticket purchase, please visit our website at www.romps209.org or email us at romps209@gmail.com

Date or Dates of Event----Saturday May 5th 2018

Start Time-----7AM

Street Address-----Merced Power Sports 265 W 15th St, Merced, CA 95340

City-----Merced

For More Information Call:-----(559) 708-5727

See Our Website-----www.romps209.org

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May
5
7:30 AM07:30

Mercy's 5K Stroke Awareness Run in Merced

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Mercy's 7th annual 5K Stroke Awareness Run is being held on Saturday, May 5th at Mercy Medical Center. This fun run is held to educate participants on the signs and symptoms of a stroke. All the money raised goes straight into our Primary Care Stroke Program.

This year’s 5k event will be chipped timed, which means you can have your race results emailed or texted to you when you cross the finish line.

The end of the race brings you right to our Family Festival where there will be free health screenings, as well as many family-friendly activities.

For the past four years, we have challenged community groups, businesses, and friends to create teams to participate in the race. We would like to extend that challenge again this year by asking you to form a team of 5 or more participants.

We encourage you to be creative with your team name and outfits for race day. Awards will be given for the team with the most members, the team with the craziest team hats, and the team with the best selfie!

Schedule of Events

April 20 – Last day for early registration, $25 registration fee, and dri-fit t-shirt

April 21 - May 5 – Late registration, $30 registration fee, no shirt guarantee

May 3-4 – Packet pick up from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. In the tented area across from the hospital. (packets can also be picked up on race day before 7:45 a.m.)

May 5 – Day of registration from 6:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.
- Race line up at 7:45 a.m. Between the hospital and Cruickshank Middle School on Dominican Way
- Race Start at 8:00 a.m.
- Medal Ceremony at 9:30 a.m

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May
5
4:00 PM16:00

Cinco de Mayo Celebration

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The MARINES: Central California Veterans Organization is hosting a Cinco de Mayo Fundraiser. 

The Cinco de Mayo Celebration is a fun event with Traditional Mexican Dinner, Music and much more. 

The Dinner is $8.00 donations, Dine in or Take out. 

Photo booth, Prizes, Latin Dance Instructor and more.  Come and enjoy this awesome event while supporting Veterans. 

For more information check out our Facebook Page @Mccv SemperFi

or contact Fundraiser Coordinator Chairperson Martha Camacho at 209-658-4928

Date or Dates of Event----May 5, 2018 (Saturday)

Start Time-----4:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Street Address-----1390 Broadway Avenue

City-----Atwater

For More Information Call:-----(209-658-4928)

See Our Website-----Facebook Page @Mccv SemperFi

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May
14
to May 18

Children's Opera

Children's Opera

Please describe your event- - -Monday - Friday
1st Session: 9:30 AM
2nd Session: 10:45 AM

For more information, please visit:

https://www.ucmerced.edu/news/2016/childrens-opera-series-introduces-local-kids-high-culture

Date or dates of event -- -Monday, May 14, 2018 - Friday, May 18, 2018

Street Address - - -5200 North Lake Road (Lakireddy Auditorium)

City - - -Merced

For more information call:(209) 228-2453

See our website at - - -http://centerforhumanities.ucmerced.edu

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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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May
19
7:45 AM07:45

2nd Annual Cowboy/Vaquero 5K Run/Walk

2nd Annual Cowboy/Vaquero 5K Run/Walk

Event Description-----This Scholarship Fundraiser is being hosted by Merced County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Event to be held downtown at 7:30 a.m.

Date or Dates of Event----05/19/2018

Start Time-----07:45 a.m

Street Address-----510 W Main Street

City-----Merced

For More Information Call:-----(209) 628-2920

See Our Website-----www.mercedhcc.com

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May
19
8:00 AM08:00

CITY OF ATWATER SPRING CLEAN-UP

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CITY OF ATWATER SPRING CLEAN-UP

Event Description-----Atwater residents can dispose of large items that don’t fit into regular refuse containers free of charge. 

This cleanup is ONLY for residents who live within the city limits. 

You will be required to show two proof of residency so please bring a utility bill and driver’s license.
 

Date or Dates of Event----Saturday, May 19, 2018

Start Time-----8:00 AM to 1:30 PM.

Street Address-----Buhach Colony High School back parking lot off Avenue Two

City-----Atwater

For More Information Call:-----(209) 357-6370

See Our Website-----http://www.atwater.org/

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May
26
10:00 AM10:00

BORN AGAIN MM OUTDOORSMAN BIKER EVENT

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BORN AGAIN MM OUTDOORSMAN BIKER EVENT

Its a Motorcycle Event Fundraiser to help raise money to send 50 kids in our community to camp for free.

We have food, raffles, Live music, knife and tomahawk throwing competitions along with Racetrack and Motorcycle games.

Date or dates of event -- -May 26th, 2018

Start Time- - -10 Am

Street Address - - -590 Henry St

City - - -Merced

For more information call:(209) 769-4105

See our website at - - -Facebook House of Prayer

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Jun
2
8:00 AM08:00

Run With Heroes 2018 - A family friendly 5K/10K

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Run With Heroes 2018

Event Description-----A family friendly 5K/10K to raise money and awareness for first responders suffering from PTSD, depression, etc.  

There will be a free kids event for children 10 and under, first responder equipment and vehicles, music and much more!

 Each race entry will get you a t-shirt, finishers medal, and a BBQ lunch!  

Date or Dates of Event----June 2, 2018

Start Time-----8:00 am

Street Address-----Atwater Federal Prison 1 Federal Way

City-----Atwater

For More Information Call:-----(209) 658-0774

See Our Website-----runsignup.com/Race/CA/Atwater/RunWithHeroes

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Sep
22
4:00 PM16:00

Wine and Craft Beer Tasting Festival

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A classic wine and craft beer tasting festival while strolling around the 70 aircraft on display at the Castle Air Museum. 

There will be local wineries and breweries there with options to taste for free - or to buy to drink later at home. 

Cheese and other snacks presented by local restaurants and food vendors.  Entertainment by strolling musicians. 

Co-sponsored by Castle-Atwater Kiwanis and the Castle Air Museum.

Date or Dates of Event----September 22, 2018

Start Time-----Starts at 4 PM.  Ends at 8 PM.

Street Address-----Castle Air Museum, 5050 Santa Fe Avenue, Atwater, CA 95301

City-----Atwater

For More Information Call:-----(209) 761-5085

See Our Website-----https://www.castleairmuseum.org/

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Apr
20
7:00 PM19:00

From Cumorah's Hill Youth Production

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From Cumorah's Hill Youth Production

The junior and senior high school youth of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from Merced, Atwater, Los Banos, Chowchilla, and Mariposa are performing the cantata, "From Cumorah's Hill:  The Book of Mormon Speaks to Our Day."  

It is about the bringing forth of ancient records which were written for our day.  

The choir and speaking parts are performed by nearly 100 students.

Date or Dates of Event----April 22, 2018

Start Time-----5:00 p.m.

Street Address-----1080 E. Yosemite Ave.

City-----Merced

For More Information Call:-----(209) 5958573

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Apr
20
3:00 PM15:00

Reading and Q&A: Anna Joy Springer

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Reading and Q&A: Anna Joy Springer

Event Description-----The Vicious Red Relic, Love
Reading and Q&A Followed by a Book Signing with the author, Anna Joy Springer

April 20, 2018 at 3PM in KL 355 (located on the UC Merced Campus, 5200 N Lake Road, Merced, CA 95340)

The first 20 people to register online for this event will receive a free copy of the author's book, bit.ly/theviciousredrelic

Anna Joy Springer is an Associate Professor of Writing
at the University of California, San Diego who has
published two books: The Birdwisher (2010) and
The Vicious Red Relic, Love (2013). Her graphic texts, 
short stories, and memoir have appeared in
publications ranging from Pank to
Bombay Gin Literary Magazine. She holds an MFA
from Brown University and has received both UCSD's
Distinguished Teaching Award and their
Chancellor's Associates Faculty Excellence Award for
Visual Arts and Performance. She grew up on R St. in
Merced, where her family raised birds in backyard
aviaries.

Date or Dates of Event----April 20, 2018

Start Time-----3PM

Street Address-----5200 N Lake Road Merced, CA 95340

City-----Merced

For More Information Call:-----(209) 228-2453

See Our Website-----https://www.facebook.com/events/1592515057497511/

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Apr
18
3:00 PM15:00

Starving for Justice: Ralph Armbruster-Sandoval

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Starving for Justice: Ralph Armbruster-Sandoval

Event Description-----Starving for Justice: Hunger Strikes, Spectacular Speech, adn the Struggle for Dignity

Presented by Ralph Armbruster-Sandoval, authors of Starving for Justice: Hunger Strikes, Spectacular Speech, and the Struggle for Dignity

April 18, 2018 at 3PM in COB2 290 ( on the UC Merced Campus 5200 N Lake Road Merced, CA 95340

Date or Dates of Event----April 18, 2018

Start Time-----3PM

Street Address-----5200 N Lake Road Merced, CA 95340

City-----Merced

For More Information Call:-----(209) 228-2453

See Our Website-----https://www.facebook.com/events/217907768761311/

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Apr
16
7:00 PM19:00

Monday Night Bingo. Held every Monday at Golden Valley High School cafeteria

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Monday Night Bingo

Held every Monday at Golden Valley High School cafeteria, proceeds benefit the high school band and color guard.

Early bird games begin at 6:30 pm.Regular games begin at 7 pm. 

Doors open at 4:30 pm.Buy-in is $20.

Every Monday

7pm-9pm

Street Address-----2121 Childs Ave

City-----Merced

For More Information Call:-----(209) 658-2165

See Our Website-----https://www.facebook.com/GVCardinalRegime/

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Apr
12
6:00 PM18:00

Earth Day Paint Party

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Come celebrate Earth Day Month by painting this beautiful landscape!
Join us for an evening of sipping, laughing and painting .

The MAH Epekel Gallery Paint Party is not just a paint class it is Art FUN at its finest. Awesome local artists, make for an amazing experience letting your inner artist out to create a masterpiece.

Local artist in town inspire and instruct Paint Party customers step-by-step to create their finished masterpiece.

No Experience Necessary, all painting levels accepted.

The Benefits
1. Improves Emotional Health
2. Inspires Art Appreciation
3. Bolsters Self-Confidence
4. Strengthens Fine Motor Skills
5. Promotes Socialization

The Paint Party is approximately 2 ½ - 3 hours in length for instruction and a small break.


All participants receive a 16x20 canvas to take home, all supplies included easels, brushes, paints and apron included.


An Instructor will work with you the featured painting.


Instructor: Artist – Jennifer Dudley.

Location
MAH Epekel Gallery
1733 Canal Street, Merced

$30 materials fee (including snacks and complementary drinks)
To reserve a seat, visit mercedarthop.org, pay online.
http://www.mercedarthop.org/mah-epekel-gallery

Questions: Kimberly@mercedarthop.org

Date or Dates of Event----April 12

Start Time-----6:00pm

Street Address-----1733 Canal Street

City-----Merced

For More Information Call:-----(209) 3498682

See Our Website-----www.mercedarthop.org

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Apr
11
4:30 PM16:30

Chiura Obata (1885-1975): An American Modern

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Chiura Obata (1885-1975): An American Modern

Event Description-----Join ShiPu Wang, curator of the internationally-traveling retrospective, Chiura Obata: An American Modern, for a revealing talk about the artist’s life stories and love for California’s “Great Nature,” and Wang’s 8-year effort in organizing this exhibition. The exhibition is on view at UC Santa Barbara’s Art, Design & Architecture Museum through April 29, 2018. It travels to Utah, Okayama, Japan, and Sacramento, with a culminating stop at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. in November 2019.

UC Merced’s Center for the Humanities is offering each of the first 20 registered attendees a free copy of the exhibition catalogue by the University of California Press, the first art book surveying Obata’s 7-decade career by an academic publisher. To register: http://bit.ly/2nmAMhU

Date or Dates of Event----April 11, 2018

Start Time-----4:30PM

Street Address-----2100 O street Merced, CA 95340

City-----Merced

For More Information Call:-----(290) 228-2453

See Our Website-----https://www.facebook.com/events/180875669192598/

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Apr
10
3:00 PM15:00

Horizontal Vertigo: Mexico City as Discourse

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Horizontal Vertigo: Mexico City as Discourse

Event Description-----Horizontal Vertigo: Mexico City as Discourse

Presented by Juan Villoro a Mexican writer and journalist. He received the Herralde Prize for his novel El testigo. Other works published include novels: El disparo de argón (1991), Llamadas de Ámsterdam (2007), and Arrecife (2012).

April 10, 2018 from 3-5PM in COB2 290 (located on the UC Merced Campus, 5200 N Lake Road, Merced, CA 95340)

Date or Dates of Event----April 10, 2018

Start Time-----3PM

Street Address-----5200 N Lake Road Merced, CA 95340

City-----Merced

For More Information Call:-----(209) 228-2453

See Our Website-----https://www.facebook.com/events/917394818422812/

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Apr
9
7:00 PM19:00

Monday Night Bingo. Held every Monday at Golden Valley High School cafeteria

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Monday Night Bingo

Held every Monday at Golden Valley High School cafeteria, proceeds benefit the high school band and color guard.

Early bird games begin at 6:30 pm.Regular games begin at 7 pm. 

Doors open at 4:30 pm.Buy-in is $20.

Every Monday

7pm-9pm

Street Address-----2121 Childs Ave

City-----Merced

For More Information Call:-----(209) 658-2165

See Our Website-----https://www.facebook.com/GVCardinalRegime/

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Apr
8
9:00 AM09:00

7th Annual Knights of Columbus “Time to Fly” Kite Festival and Community Health Fair

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fliers and spectators of all ages will experience a visual feast at the 7th Annual Knights of Columbus “Time to Fly” Kite Festival and Community Health Fair

 Sunday, April 8, 2018.  

This popular festival will feature a variety of activities for kids of all ages from 0 - 99+!   The Merced County Sheriff’s Huey Helicopter will land to kick of the event and the First 500 Kids get a free Kite so get there early.  

The Kite Festival is presented by Livingston Community Health, Hot 104.7 and Radio Lobo. 98.7 Admission to the kite festival is FREE.

Livingston Community Health will provide a FREE full-service health fair with free preventative screenings and resources for the community.  Come get your FREE blood glucose, blood pressure, and vision checked along with FREE dental screenings!

Everyone is invited to take part in Kite Building Contest.  To enter the contest, participants can enter a kite that they made at home or at festival Kite Building Workshops (no kite kits).  

The contest consists of two parts: the actual kite itself (how it looks and how well it is made), and the participant’s ability to fly the kite.  

Participants must be able to fly their kites consecutively in the air for 3 minutes at a height of 100 feet.  Kites will be judged on Flight (ability to fly for 3 minutes), Structural Design, Craftsmanship, and Visual Appeal.  

There will be three competitive age groups 7-14, 15-17, and 18+. Trophies will be awarded for each age groups.  

The Kite Building Contest is free to enter and takes place from 1:30-3: 00 pm.  All Kites must be registered by 12 pm to be entered in the contest.

Other activities will include GIANT Kite Flying Demonstrations, the “Jim Strealy” Memorial Sugar-Free Candy Drop, a Rubik’s Cube solving contest, the Rotary Club of Livingston Pie Eating Contest, various cultural performances plus Face Painting, Bounce Houses, Crafts, Kite, and informational Vendor booths, plus and safety demonstrations from PG&E, Livingston Police, Fire, CHP, and Merced County Sheriff.  When the weather is ideal, crowds can exceed up to 4,000 people. 

For more information, pictures of the past years event, vendor application, and Contest rules and entry forms visit our website www.livingstonkitefestival.com https://www.facebook.com/LivingstonKiteFestival.  

 

Proceeds benefit local youth sports.


Knights of Columbus Contact: Julio Valadez 209-277-1402                                                              
Email: livingstonkitefestival@gmail.com

Livingston Community Health Contact: Karla Narvaez-Flores 209-394-7913 Ext. 1417                              
Email: knarvaez-flores@visitlch.org

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Apr
7
12:00 PM12:00

Fairmead- Ready, Set, Bingo!

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Fairmead Community & Friends is having a bingo fundraiser. All proceeds go towards making Fairmead a better community.

Date or Dates of Event----Saturday, April 7, 2018

Start Time-----12 pm - 4 pm

Street Address-----230 E. Robertson Blvd. Chowchilla - Farnesi's Steakhouse Chowchilla

City-----Chowchilla, CA

For More Information Call:-----(209) 247-8000

See Our Website-----www.Fairmead.org

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Apr
7
8:00 AM08:00

HomeTown Buffet Fundraiser

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HomeTown Buffet Fundraiser

The MARINES: Central California Veterans Organization and HomeTown Buffet Restaurant are teaming up again with their annual Veterans Fundraiser. 

Come and enjoy a scrumptious UNLIMITED Entree Breakfast while supporting Veterans.  All proceeds/Donations benefit Veterans and Community Programs.

Date or Dates of Event----April 7, 2018 (Saturday)

Start Time-----8:00 am to 11:00 am

Street Address-----1665 Countryside Drive Turlock, California

For More Information Call:-----(530) 421-8104 or 209-726-5308

See Our Website-----Facebook Page @Mccv SemperFi

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Apr
7
8:00 AM08:00

Habitat for Humanity of Merced County Vendor parking lot sale

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Habitat for Humanity of Merced County Vendor parking lot sale

Rent two parking spaces, set up your own canopy, table, chairs and have your own private yard sale and keep all your profits.  

Saturday, April 7th 8 am to 2 pm.

Location St Paul Lutheran church parking lot, 2916 N McKee Rd Merced.

Get application on our website www.hfhmerced.org  or call 209-726-0850 to have one mailed to you.

Date or Dates of Event----Saturday April 7

Start Time-----8 am to 2 pm

Street Address-----2916 N McKee Rd

City-----Merced

For More Information Call:-----(209) 726-0850

See Our Website-----Www.hfhmerced.org

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Apr
5
7:00 PM19:00

Michael Jr. More Than Funny Tour

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Hailed as one of today’s most gifted comedians, Michael Jr. got his start when George Wallace took him to the legendary Comedy & Magic Club in Hermosa Beach.

Even though the club is the home of Jay Leno and “The Tonight Show” staff, the club’s owner slipped the unknown comic onstage to perform.

A week later, Michael Jr. was performing at the “Just for Laughs” comedy festival in Montreal where he became the first comedian to ever appear live via satellite on “The Tonight Show.”

Date or dates of event -- -04-05-2018

Start Time- - -7:00pm

Street Address - - -500 Buena Vista Drive

City - - -Merced, CA

For more information call:(714) 545-8900

See our website at - - -http://transparentproductions.com/events/comedian-michael-jr-merced

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Feb
27
to Apr 19

Aikido Merced College Community Services

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Merced College Community Services

Description: - - -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.

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

Street Address, City - - -3600 M St

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

See our Website - -www.mercedcommunityservices.com

Class or Event Date: - -Tuesdays & Thursdays 2/27 - 4/19

Class or Event Date: - -Tuesdays & Thursdays 4/24 - 6/14

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