Around Town 7/1/14

Women’s Spotlight Network

The Women’s Spotlight Network is geared to help grow businesses owned by women. Meetings are held meets from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays at DiCicco’s Italian Restaurant, 3360 N. Highway 59. For more information, call (209) 722-6778.

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon July 7-11 at St. Paul Lutheran Ministries, 2916 McKee Road in Merced. The cost is $30. A second child from the same family can be admitted for $20. Register by phone or at the door. Call (209) 383-3301 for more information.

Merced Camera Club meets

The Merced Camera Club invites all who are interested in photography to its meetings on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Merced County Farm Bureau, 646 S. Hwy. 59. Call (209) 382-0222 or (209) 761-0260.

Certified Farmers Market

The Original Merced County Certified Farmers Market is held 7:30-11 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

Summer arts classes

The Multicultural Arts Center offers many classes this summer at 645 W. Main St. on the third floor. Call (209) 388-1090 or go to for more information, tuition prices and classes offered.

New MS support group

A new multiple sclerosis support group in Merced will meet at 2 p.m. July 30 at Merced County Library, 2100 O St. For more information contact Tabytha at, or look for the group on Facebook.

Pool competition

R-Bar, 1603 V St., Merced, holds 8-ball competition every Wednesday. Sign-ups at 6 p.m., game starts at 7. Twenty players only, $5 buy-in.

Storytime at the mall

“Once Upon a Story Time with Jazmine” is at 1 and 2 p.m. every Saturday through Aug. 9 at the Merced Mall center court. New stories each week. Visit for story selections.

Help at Maternity Home

JMJ Maternity Home, a faith-based 501(c)3, provides homeless pregnant women with shelter, resources and support in a nurturing Christian environment. Its maternity and resident programs provide prenatal and postpartum health services, counseling, case management, food, clothing and more. Call (209) 769-7092 or email