Around Town (8-12-14)

Elks Park Breakfast

The Elks Park breakfast is scheduled for 8 to 10 a.m. Sunday at Merced Elks RV Park, 3600 Wardrobe Ave. The breakfast includes pancakes, eggs, sausage, fruit, orange juice and coffee. Bloody Marys and screwdrivers will be available. Donation is $6 for adults and $3 children.

Booster Club event

The Le Grand High School Booster Club will hold a Beach Bash and Class of 1984 reunion at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Vista Ranch and Cellars, 7326 E. Highway 140. The event will include no-host cocktails, dinner, a dance and auction. Tickets are $25 per person. For more information, contact Sandy Del Real at (209) 389-4576 or

Red Cross speaker

The National Association for Uniformed Services, H. Wayne Hein Chapter 18, will meet 10 a.m. Saturday at the Castle Air Museum banquet room. A representative of the American Red Cross will be the speaker. Topics will include the current method of giving CPR. For more information, call Larry Frice at (209) 358-2045.

Stroke support

The local stroke support group is open to anyone who has survived a stroke. Family, friends and caregivers are welcome. Meetings are 4 to 5:30 p.m. the second Thursday of every month at the Mercy Medical Pavilion, third floor, Classroom A, 315 Mercy Ave. The next meeting is Thursday. There is no cost or registration required to attend. Call (209) 564-4310.

Run for the Fallen

The fifth annual Run for the Fallen will be Aug. 23 at Applegate Park near the flagpole. Preregister online at or at 7 a.m. the day of the run. There will be a ceremony at 7:30 a.m., and the run/walk will begin at 8. The event honors military men and women killed in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. The event will include a special tribute to Marine Lance Cpl. Travis J. Layfield. The event is free. More information at or call Maria Stanley at (209) 658-2219.

Rib cook-off

A rib cook-off will be at noon Saturday at Club Mercedes, 569 W. Ninth St. in Merced. The event will include live music. Admission is $5. Ages 21 and up only. Call (209) 383-9906 to register your team and pick up rules. The event is sponsored by Vern Warnke for Sheriff, Gateway Fire Equipment, Elterab No. 2 and Johnny Tacherra for Congress.

Sunrise Toastmasters

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

Merced High reunion

The Merced High School Class of 1974 will hold its 40-year reunion 5 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Merced Elks Lodge, 1910 M St. For more information, email