Around Town (06/05/14)

Barbecue picnic

The Merced Senior Community Center will host the annual AARP Pit BBQ Picnic from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 25 at the center, 755 W. 15th St. Tickets are $5 for members and $7.50, nonmembers. The meal is brisket and pork loin, barbecued chicken, chili beans, potato salad, macaroni salad, coleslaw, roll and ice cream cone. Tickets entered in a contest to win four tickets to the California State Fair on July 20 and four reserved seats to the America concert. Go to for more information.

Atwater High ’84 reunion

The Atwater High School Class of 1984’s reunion will be July 4, 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. at the Merced Country Club, 6333 N. Golf Road. RSVP by June 20. For ticket information or details, go to Email Andrea Wood Hillyard at with questions.

Summer workshops

Summer workshops at Building Young Leaders will offer topics ranging from chemistry to puppetry and cooking to dancing. More than 40 workshops can keep your children and youths engaged and having fun. Make sure to check out our discount page too. You can find a link on our website’s summer page at Registration is open. Class sizes are limited.

Small-business counseling

SCORE is a national nonprofit organization that provides no-cost counseling to small businesses, and they are joining with the Greater Merced Chamber of Commerce to provide this service to anyone needing business counseling. For more information, to become a SCORE volunteer or to make an appointment, call (209) 384-7094 or go to 1640 N St., Suite 120.

Feral cat assistance

Last Hope Cat Kingdom is offering assistance with trap/neuter-spay/release information to people who are responsibly caring for feral cats in Merced County and the local area. Assistance includes with local spay/neuter, trapping guidance and food donations to those caring for feral cats. Call (209) 357-5425 or (209) 605-8460 for more information.

Merced High ’74 reunion

The Merced High School Class of 1974 will host their 40-year reunion at 5 p.m. on Sept. 13 at the Merced Elks Lodge, 1910 M St. Email for more information or visit the Facebook page for the MHS Class of 1974.