Around Town (06/11/14)

Merced Senior Casino Day

The Merced Senior Social Club will celebrate its 60th anniversary Wednesday, and all are welcome. Prizes. Lunch, catered by the BBQ Pit, served at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $5 for members and $6 for nonmembers. The event is at the Merced Senior Community Center, 755 W.15th St. Cal Janet Demaree at (209) 383-6057 for details

Educational Foundation looking for help

The newly formed nonprofit, Winton Educational Foundation, seeks people interested in improving the education of Winton students, increasing economic development in Winton and providing referral services to the community. The organization meets on the first and third Thursdays of the month. If you are interested in volunteering, being a board member or finding out about planned projects, call the WEF office at (209) 676-0855 or visit 6584 N. Winton Way in Winton.

Atwater AARP meeting

The Atwater AARP 2194 meets at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Community Center, 760 Bellevue Road. Call (209) 357-7391 for more information.

Stroke support group

A Merced stroke support group is open to anyone who has survived a stroke. Family, friends and caregivers are welcome. Meetings are held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. the second Thursday of every month at the Mercy Medical Pavilion, third floor, classroom A, 315 Mercy Ave. There is no cost or registration required to attend. Call (209) 564-4310 for more information.

Library book sale

Friends of the Merced County Library is holding a book sale until June 30 at 2100 O St. in Merced. Fill a bag with hardback fiction or nonfiction books for $3.

Merced Garden Club

The Merced Garden Club will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Fish and Game Building at Lake Yosemite. Guests are invited to join in playing “plant bingo.” There will be a potluck lunch. Call (209) 617-8119 for more information.

VFW blood drive

The Livingston/Delhi Veterans of Foreign Wars and Ladies Auxiliary will hold a community blood drive from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the VFW hall, 1605 Seventh St. in Livingston. Donate a pint of blood and receive a meal coupon. Call (209) 394-2059 or go to Walk-ins welcome.

Retired Women luncheon

The Merced College Retired Women will meet for its monthly luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at La Hacienda 2, 3355 G St. No reservations needed. Call (209) 358-5376 for more information.

Cellphones for seniors

The Merced County Area Agency on Aging is requesting donations of cellphones for distribution to Merced County seniors 60 and older. Seniors will be able to call 911 for emergency assistance only. Phones should have a charging unit and a battery that will hold a charge. Call (209) 385-7550 for information.