Around Town (10-14-13)

Fall Veteran Mini-Job Fair

The Merced EDD Veterans Services will hold a Fall Veteran Mini-Job Fair from 9 a.m. to 1p.m. Thursday at 1205 W. 18th St. This event is open to the public. Call (209) 726-5407 for more information.

Harvest Revival

Bethesda Apostolic Faith Church will hold a Harvest Revival at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 30, 31 and Nov. 1 at 1822 Canal St. Pastor David Rhone of Los Angeles will be the speaker. Call (209) 726-0533 for more information or transportation.

Trunk-or-Treat festival

ATWATER – The first Baptist Church of Atwater will hold a Trunk-or-Treat Harvest Festival from 5 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 31 at the church, 1683 Fifth St. There will be games, prizes, bounce houses and treats. Call (209) 358-3545, ext. 301.

Master Gardeners Program

The University of California Cooperative Extension Merced County Master Gardeners Program is taking applications for the 2014 Master Gardeners Volunteer Training Course. Applications are due by Oct. 31 and classes will be held the UCCE Merced Office at 2145 Wardrobe Ave. starting on Jan. 8, 2014. Call (209) 385-7403 or go to

Livingston Halloween Fun-Fest

LIVINGSTON – Livingston Self Storage will hold its Halloween Fun-Fest from 3 to 5 p.m. on Oct. 31 at 2370 Walnut Ave. Dress up, decorate a pumpkin and take it home, and enjoy face painting, a coloring station and refreshments. First, second and third place winners for the costume contest. For ages 0-5 and 6-10. Call (209) 394-6158.

Chapel holding Harvest Festival

ATWATER – The Valley Christian Chapel will host a Harvest Festival from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 31 at 1201 Cedar Ave. Free food, games, Trunk and Treat and hay rides. A donation of a can of food is being asked for to help families in need in our community.

Pharmacy Technician Training

Merced College is offering a Pharmacy Technician Program online. This program can be started at any time and will prepare you to stand out in today’s competitive job market. For more information call (209) 384-6224 or go to

Kamangar Center Anniversary

The historic Merced Theatre will celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Art Kamangar Center with a special on Pick-A-Brick and Take-A-Seat program now through Dec. 1. Engraved bricks will be installed in the sidewalk on Martin Luther King Way next to the theater, and auditorium seats will have an individualized brass nameplate on the seat arm. For more information, call (209) 722-3266 or go to