Around Town (7/11/14)

Atwater chamber mixer

The Atwater Chamber of Commerce will hold its Diamond Mixer and Atwater Aviators event at 6:30 p.m. today at Memorial Ballpark, 790 Elm Ave. Admission for adults is $3; children get in free. Hot dogs are two for $3. Ballgame begins at 7 p.m.

Sunrise Toastmasters Club

The Sunrise Toastmasters Club meets at 6:30 a.m. every Friday at Carrows Restaurant, 720 Motel Drive. New members are welcome. For more information, call (209) 384-7128 or (209) 756-3001.

Summer arts classes

The Multicultural Arts Center is offering many classes this summer at 645 W. Main St. on the third floor. For more information, call (209) 388-1090 or email

New MS support group

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

Story time 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. For story selections, go to

Free day at Kiddieland

Kiddieland will be free July 19, sponsored by Merced Elks Lodge 1240. Concession opens at noon; rides will be free 1 to 5 p.m. Kiddieland is in Applegate Park near Q and 25th streets.

Alzheimer’s support

The Alzheimer’s Support Group will meet at noon Wednesday at Country Waffle, 845 W. Pacheco Blvd. Their will be a round table with former and current caretakers discussing the early, middle and late stages of the debilitating disease, followed by conclusions and resources. For more information, call (209) 826-5374, (209) 626-7185 or (209) 826-7452.

CCW classses

Classes on carrying a concealed weapon are held at 9 a.m. once a month at Stone’s Gun Shop, 835 Martin Luther King Jr. Way. For more information, call (209) 723-3733 or go to

Weight loss support

The Merced Bariatric Weight Loss Support Group meets at 7 p.m. the 15th of each month (unless it is a Saturday or Sunday, in which case its meets the Friday before) at 315 Mercy Ave., Third Floor, Classroom A. For more information, call (209) 261-6333.