Around Town (10-23-13)

Vietnam vets group welcomes members

The local chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter0691, welcomes new members. To qualify, a person must have served during the Vietnam War era. For more information call (209) 381-0451 or visit at 450 W. 21st St., Merced.

Help PAL at Save Mart

Save Mart is offering a SHARES card to shoppers. When shoppers swipe their cards, 3 percent of each purchase goes to the Atwater Police Athletic League to help support programs for the city’s youth. For more information, visit Save Mart or go to

Atwater VFW Post 9946

Atwater’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9946 has been serving the needs of veterans and their families for more than 62 years and welcomes any veteran whose service included combat or a combat operation. The post has several programs that serve veterans and the city. Located at 1390 Broadway, the post can assist veterans in receiving any benefits connected to their service. Call (209) 358-7724.

Help find 1962 alumni

The 1962 El Capitan Alumni group is trying to locate missing classmates. Anyone with any information on the following people is asked to call Mike Bik at (209) 725-1450:

Bobby Amador, Carol Ammerman, Chester Arms, Robert Ayers, Stanley Ballard, James Baxter, Susan Brodie, Darrell Brown, Stanley Brown, Carolyn Clouse, Cheryl Cottrell, Jerolyn Covay, Billy Debusk, Carmen Gonzales, Diane Gonzales, Wayne Griffith, Nadine Haynes, Jesse Moreno, Sherri Nelson, Ray Roberts, Heather Sutherland, Alice Taylor and Mary Teeter.

Art classes at church

Atwater Baptist Church offers art classes from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursdays. Call (209) 358-2570 for more information.

World dance classes

World Dance Classes are from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the first and third Thursdays of the month at the Merced County Arts Center, 645 W. Main St., third floor. No partner needed. Call (209) 756-6039.

Farming is focus of exhibit

Arbor Gallery invites you to view the new show “Art About Agriculture, ” which runs until Oct. 30. The gallery is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Call (209) 384-8338.

Sunrise Toastmasters Club

The Sunrise Toastmasters Club meets at 6:30a.m. every Friday at Carrows Restaurant, 720 Motel Drive. New members are welcome. For more information, call (209) 384-7128 or (209) 756-3001.