Around Town (08/29/14)

Elks golf tournament

The Merced Elks Lodge charity golf tournament begins at 1 p.m. Sept. 27 at Rancho Del Rey Golf Course, 5250 Green Sands Ave. Check-in time is 11:30 a.m. with lunch available at noon. There will be a raffle, team prizes and closest-to-the-hole prizes. Cost is $75 and includes green fees, cart and lunch. Proceeds will benefit the Children’s Tumor Foundation. For more information, call (209) 704-2049 or (209) 742-7346.

Atwater Garden Club

The Awater Garden Club will meet Sept. 9 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Atwater Community Center, 760 E. Bellevue Road. Visitors are welcome.

CCW classes

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

Atwater VFW

The Atwater chapter of Veterans of Foreign Wars has a breakfast the first Sunday of the month and hamburger night every Wednesday. They are also looking for more members to join. All proceeds benefits veterans. For more information, call (209) 358-7224.

Merced Camera Club

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

Sunrise Toastmasters

The Sunrise Toastmasters Club meets at 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.

Small-business help

SCORE, a national nonprofit organization providing no-cost counseling to small businesses, is joining with the Greater Merced Chamber of Commerce to provide this service to anyone needing business counseling. For more information, to become a SCORE volunteer or to make an appointment, call (209) 384-7094 or go to 1640 N St., Suite 120 .

Merced High reunion

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

Old cellphones sought

The Merced County Area Agency on Aging is requesting the donation of unneeded cellphones for distribution to seniors age 60 and older. Seniors will be able to call 911 for emergency assistance only with these phones. They should have a charging unit and a battery that will hold a charge. For more information, call (209) 385-7550.