Around Town (10-11-13)

Republican Women Federated host luncheon

The Merced County Republican Women Federated will hold its monthly business luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 21 at the Branding Iron Restaurant. The speaker will be Merced County Republican Party Chairman Collin Kroeker. Call (209) 358-0532 or (209) 378-2202 for more information.

Child support customer orientation

Merced County Child Support Services’ child support customer orientation will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 23 at 3368 N. Highway 59, Suite I. Call (209) 381-1329 for more information.

Poet Gordon Preston to read at Merced College

Merced College will host poet Gordon Preston at noon on Oct. 24 in the Wendell Olson Forum. On the second floor of the Learning Resources Center-Library. Call (209) 381-6470 for more information.

Ada Givens Elementary School Fall Festival

The Ada Givens Elementary School PTC is looking for food vendors of all types for its Fall Festival that will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 25 at the school. For more information call (209) 606-0577 or email

Oktoberfest fundraiser

St. Patrick’s will host an Oktoberfest fundraiser on Oct. 25, with a social hour and silent auction at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m. and live auction at 7 p.m. at 671 E. Yosemite Ave. Tickets are $20 each and include bratwurst, sauerkraut, potato salad, green salad and roll. Donor tables are available for $500, $750 and $1,000. Call (209) 769-7092.

Indoor Sports Center soccer

The city of Merced and the Indoor Sports Center will offer an eight-week youth indoor soccer league starting Nov. 23 for boys and girls ages 3 to 10. Registration deadline is Oct. 25. Register at Aguilera’s Satellites, 1033 W. Main St. or call (209) 385-6298.

Merced High Class of 1983 to hold 30-year Reunion

The Merced High Class of 1983 will host its 30th Class Reunion on Oct. 26 at the Merced Golf and Country Club. For more information, email