Centrla Valley Voice Calendar of Events

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Workforce Local Planning Forums

October 24, 2018~ 9 a.m.-11a.m.

Worknet Merced County will be hosting a public forum on Serving Persons with Disabilities through Competitive Integrated Employment. Discussions will assist with the modification of the Worknet Merced County’s Local Plan. These forums give the community an opportunity to provide their feedback on how Worknet Merced County can better serve the County. Your input is critical to the development of the Local Plan that will allow Worknet Merced County to serve the needs of our community.


The Forum will be located at Merced County Behavioral Health & Recovery Services-Room C222, on 301 E. 13th Street, Merced, CA 95340.

 **Parking is available towards the back parking lot (by 15th

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African American Leadership

Networking Mixer

Monday, October 29, 2018~ 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.


Fire Up Grill Prep

1778 Mitchell Rd Suite 206

Ceres, CA 95307

Join Us to welcome our community leaders John Evin III newly appointed Modesto City School Board member,  Gia Smith, owner of Fire Up Grill Prep, RN,  MSN  President of Stanislaus  San Joaquin Black Nurses Association and CEO American Advanced Management Group and Monica Houston, First African America City Auditor.


John Evin lll is a member The Modesto City Schools Board of Education.


Ervin is the director and founder of Project Uplift, a Modesto nonprofit organization whose goal is to help at-risk youth develop skills, through mentoring and coaching.


For more information call: Wendy Byrd @ [209) 345-9275 wendybyrd@4mailcom

Trunk or Treat

Wednesday, October 31, 2018~~ 6 p.m.– 8 p.m.

Boys & Girls Club of

Merced County

615 W 15th St. Merced, CA 95340

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Join us for a safe and absolute FUN night of trunk or treating on Halloween Night! This will be our biggest year ever! Food trucks, Haunted House, Lots of Candy, and carnival games for everyone! It only costs $1 to get in and gates open at 6 p.m. Last year we had over 35 different cars celebrating Halloween night and our families!

32nd Annual Holiday Boutique –Soroptimist of Atwater

 Monday, November 3, 2018~6:45 p.m.

Atwater Community Center

760 E. Bellevue Rd.  Atwater, CA  95301

(209) 357-6320


A Craft Show, Benefit/Fundraiser, Holiday Sponsored by Soroptimist of Atwater, the Holiday Boutique Arts and Crafts show has been a popular event in Atwater for 32 years! We offer a combination of handcrafted goods, arts and crafts, retail goods, and food goods at this show. With over 30 amazing booths of product, both indoors and out, this is a wonderful shopping event that kicks off the Holiday Season! Our Bakery Shoppe will be open, plus breakfast and lunch items will be served. This is a fundraising event for our local scholarship and community programs. Mark your calendar for this 1 day event! Can't wait to see you there! Interested in being a vendor? Contact us at info@SIAtwater.com or download the app on our website SIAtwater.com


 Event Info: (209) 614-2524

 Ages: all

 Event Website: siatwater.com/holiday-affair-craft-show/

Atwater Veterans Celebration

Sunday, November 11th~ 2:00-5:00 p.m.

Come Join Us to Help Celebrate Veterans Day and the

Family Freedom Festival Veterans Park, Atwater 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Open to the Public


Ceremony Honoring Veterans will begin at 4:00pm

Sponsored by VFW Post 9946 & Auxiliary City of Atwater

Field of Honor

Sunday, November 17~2:00 p.m.

Merced Sunrise Rotary (MSR) and Merced College will be co-hosting the 6th annual Field of Honor, a recognition of those who have protected and continue to protect the freedom of our great nation. The "Field of Honor" will be open through Saturday, Nov. 10 through Saturday Nov. 17. Open ceremonies will be on Sunday, Nov. 11, at a time yet to be determined after the parade. The closing ceremonies will take place Nov. 17, at 2 p.m. MSR is also planning a flag retirement ceremony during the week for those needing to properly retire old, worn flags.

22nd  Stanislaus County Interfaith Council Thanksgiving Celebration

Monday, November 19~ 6:45 p.m.

The annual Stanislaus County Interfaith Council Thanksgiving Celebration will be held this year at the Modesto Centre Plaza on Monday, November 19, beginning at 6:45 p.m. with gathering music.


Presenters representing several faith communities through-out Stanislaus County will bring messages of thanksgiving with song and spoken word. Those who attend the event are asked to bring non-perishable food items, which will be donated to Interfaith Ministries’ food pantry. A free-will offering will also benefit Interfaith Ministries

Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, December 1, 2018~8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Senior Citizens Center

211 Bodem Street, Modesto, CA 95350

Bring your family to the Senior Citizen's Center on Bodem for Breakfast with Santa sponsored by the North Modesto Kiwanis Club. For $5 per person, receive a nice breakfast of pancakes, eggs and sausage, with beverages, live music, arts and crafts for the youngsters and an opportunity for them to give Santa their wish list. This event is always a well attended event. We look forward to seeing you there.


COST: $5

Love, Faith, & Hope, Inc. Presents: The CP Lacey Show

Friday, November 30, 2018~7:30 p.m.

Merced Theatre Merced, CA

Performing at the Apollo is a mark of success for any sort of entertainer, to have stood on the same stage where legends like Ella Fitzgerald, Destiny's Child, and James Brown all got their start is especially poignant for African-American Performers. To become a legend at the Apollo is to be entrusted with carrying that sacred torch for those that came before, and all those who would come after. So you can imagine what it means when we say that C.P. Lacey is a powerful figure on that August stage, and is honored as "the man of a thousand disguises".


C.P. Lacey is renowned for his abilities as a Celebrity Tribute Artist, slipping on the guise and personality of famed artists with the same ease as we slip on a t-shirt and jeans. With the application of a certain set of clothing, a shift in his demeanor, and an alteration of his voice he completely embodies the celebrities whose legacy he is honored with carrying on. C.P. Lacey certainly has the talent and aplomb to be a big name is any venue he would choose to approach, but instead he has held the torch at the Apollo for 30 years, and it is a position he is honored to have.


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