Around Town, June 19, 2014

Family Kite Day

Family Kite Day will be from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Pacheco State Park. There will be other activities, including a “Make Your Own Kite Free” table, free face painting, pie-eating contests and bubble-gum-blowing competitions. The only fee is the $10 per-car state park day use fee. For more information, go to and choose Pacheco State Park.

Farmers markets

The Valley Farmers Market is open every Sunday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 2877 Atwater Blvd. in Atwater, and the Merced Flea and Farmers Market runs every Saturday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. behind the fairgrounds, 900 G St.; EBT is accepted at both. The Merced Certified Farmers Market is open from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at 19th and N streets in Merced.

Pool competition

The R-Bar hosts an 8-ball competition every Wednesday night at 1603 V St. Sign-ups are at 6 p.m., and the game starts at 7 p.m. Twenty players are accepted, with a $5 buy-in. R-Bar is located at 1603 V St.

Buhach Farmers Market

The Buhach Farmers Market is open every Monday from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 4814 Clover Ave. Take the Buhach Exit off of Highway 99.

Le Grand Farmers Market

The Le Grand Certified Farmers Market runs from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays on Washington Street and Le Grand Road, next to Pizza Factory.

Summer arts classes

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

Star Club jam session

A jam session is scheduled to happen from 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Star Club, 1331 W. Main St., Merced. There is no cover charge. You must be at least 21 years old to enter.

Humanitarian Awards

Ready for Change will present the Humanitarian Awards at 5 p.m. June 28 at First Baptist Church, 500 Buena Vista Drive. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Local nonprofit organizations and individuals will be acknowledged for their community service. General admission is $10, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit children. Tickets are available at Big O Tires, Hope Christian Store and Gottschalk Music. For more information, call (209) 233-9573.

Sailing club shrimp feed

The Lake Yosemite Sailing Club will hold 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 6 to 12. 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 final scheduled breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday at the IOOF Hall. Tickets are $5 for adults; children 3 and younger 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.