Around Town (06/16/14)

Winton chamber dinner

The Winton Chamber of Commerce will hold its yearly installation dinner for officers and directors at 5 p.m. today at Brooks Ranch, 975 E. Bellevue Road. This is a no-host dinner. For more information, call (209) 600-5222.

Sailing club shrimp feed

The Lake Yosemite Sailing Club will host its annual all-you-can-eat shrimp feed and open house from 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Lake Yosemite clubhouse. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for children ages 6 to 12 years old. The meal is shrimp, pasta, salad, bread and nonalcoholic beverages. There will be sailboat rides, a raffle, dessert auction, bounce house and dancing under the stars. For tickets or for more information, call (209) 485-4961, (209) 201-1143 or (559) 776-9467.

Breakfast in Snelling

Snelling will host its monthly breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday at the IOOF Hall. Tickets are $5 for adults; children 3 years and under are free. The meal includes pancakes, biscuits and gravy, eggs, coffee and juice. For more information, call (209) 563-6344.

Live gospel music

Julie Eichelberger will present “Julie-N-Friends,” an evening of gospel music, at 6 p.m. June 29 at the Christian Life Center, 650 E. Olive Ave. Admission is free, but a free-will offering will be taken. The Regents Quarter, Lisa Daggs, Jennifer Whitlock, Erin Cordova, Bridge of Grace, the One Accord Quartet and Peggy Huie also will perform. For more information, call (559) 304-1102.

Arts center summer classes

The Multicultural Art Center offers many summer classes on the third floor of 645 W. Main St. For more information, tuition and a list of the classes, call (209) 388-1090 or email

Library book sale

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

Library summer reading

“Paws for Reading” is the theme of this year’s summer reading program at the Livingston library. The program takes place at the library, 1212 Main St., at 2 p.m. every Tuesday until July 29. All young people are welcome. For more information, call (209) 394-7330 .

Certified Farmers Market

The Merced County Certified Farmers Market happens from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays at the shopping center off Yosemite Avenue and Paulson Road, and 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays at 18th and N streets. For more information, go to

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School will hold a “Jungle Safari: Where Kids Explore the Nature of God,” for ages preschool through middle school, 6 to 8:30 p.m. June 23-27 at Christian Church of the Valley, 2212 Cherry Ave. For more information, call Pastor Chris Medina at (209) 722-5656.