Around Town (11-16-13)

Women’s bible study

Coffee Break, a non-denominational women’s Bible study, meets from 10a.m. to noon Tuesdays at the Yosemite Church, 2230 E. Yosemite Ave. Free child care is offered and all women are welcome. Call (209)383-5038.

Merced Camera Club

The Merced Camera Club invites people interested in photography to their meetings on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30p.m. at the Merced County Farm Bureau, 646 S. Highway 59. Meetings are held through December. Call (209)382-0222 or (209)761-0260.

Festival of Trees

The Festival of Trees will be from 10a.m. to 4p.m. Dec.7 and Dec.8 at the San Joaquin County Historical Museum in Micke Grove Park, Lodi, with a senior preview Dec.6. Decorated trees, Santa Claus, musical entertainment, artisan craftsmen, children’s crafts, a train ride, museum exhibits, and food in Victorian tea room will be available with paid admission. Admission is $10; children 2-12 years old get in for $1. There is no cost for children younger than 2. Tickets may be purchased at the museum office. The Micke Grove parking fee is waived with advance ticket purchase. Call (209)331-2055, (209)953-3460 or visit

Christmas show at Gallo

“Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis,” one of the nation’s most popular touring holiday shows, will take place at 4 and 7p.m. Dec.4 at the Gallo Center for the Arts. Tickets for the matinee can be purchased online at, by calling (209)338-2100, or from the Gallo Center ticket office at 1000 I St., Modesto. Tickets range from $39 to $99.

Elks Lodge breakfast

The Elks Park Breakfast will be from 8 to 10:30a.m. on Wednesday at the Elks Lodge, 1910 M St. Tickets are $6 for adults, $3 for children. The meal includes pancakes, eggs, sausage, fruit, coffee and orange juice. Bloody Marys will be available.

‘A Christmas Carol’

Good Company Players presents “A Christmas Carol” through Dec.22 at 2nd Space Theatre, 928 E. Olive Ave. in Fresno. Call (559)266-0660 or (800)371-4747. The box office opens Tuesday through Sunday at 10a.m. Shows are at 7:30p.m. Thursdays, 8p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $16, $15 for students and seniors.

Pancake Breakfast

St. Anthony’s 4-H club of Atwater will hold its annual Pancake Breakfast from 8a.m. to noon on Sunday at 1801 Winton Way. Tickets are $6. Call (209)358-4414 for more information.