Around Town, June 23, 2014

Merced Bicycle Commission meeting

The Merced Bicycle Commission is scheduled to meet at 3 p.m. Tuesday inside City Council chambers at the Merced Civic Center, 678 W. 18th St. Topics for discussion include the Bear Creek Bikeway and active transportation grant projects.

Covered California event

Outreach and Special Enrollment Fair for Covered California is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday inside the Le Grand High School gym, 12961 E. Le Grand Road. Certified enrollment counselors and outreach/education specialists will be available to answer questions. Bring a driver’s license or identification information, along with income and federal tax information.

Class of ’84 reunion

Atwater High School Class of 1984’s reunion is being held from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. July 5 at the Branding Iron, 640 W. 16th St. For ticket information or details, go to For more information, email Andrea Wood Hillyard at

Free art demonstration

Arbor Gallery will be hosting its fourth free art demonstration of the year from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The featured artist will be Jackie Anderson, a local artist and member of Arbor Gallery. Anderson uses a variety of art media to create her paintings, and will be demonstrating the use of alcohol-based inks to create vibrantly colored artworks. The Arbor Gallery is inside the Multicultural Arts Center, 645 W. Main St. For more information, call (209) 384-8338.

Merced County 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. 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. 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.

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.

Library summer reading

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