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Atwater 4th of July

Wednesday, July 4, 2018~9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Ralston Park~3rd St, Atwater, California 95301

We are now taking Applications for Booths at the 4th of July Celebration. 40,000 people always show up in Atwater to celebrate with

a Run-4-Independence, Parade, Festival, Children's Rides, Concerts, Entertainment, And the Best Fireworks in the Valley.


Get your booth now before they are sold out.

Merced Business Start Up Workshop

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Thursday, July 19 at 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Valley Sierra Small Business Development Center -

SBDC (Merced Satellite Office)

1735 M Street, Merced, California 95340

Do you dream of owning your own business? Do you think you have what it takes to be successful?


Take this free two hour workshop that introduces the entrepreneur to the basics of starting a new business:


Is your idea viable?


What kind of financing will it take to open your business?


Why do you need a business plan?

What are the risks, pitfalls and requirements of opening a new business?


This workshop is intended for the budding entrepreneur who has a rough idea for a business model. Sign up today!


Business Consultant(209) 386-1008


Valley Crisis Center's 10 Year Anniversary

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The open House is  Thursday, July 19, 2018 5:30 p.m.  – 8:30 p.m.

645 W Main Street, Merced.


Join us for our reception and celebrate 10 Years of providing free confidential services to those impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking! We will be serving light refreshments and have a no host bar* as well as a door prize drawing, the best part is that this event is free to enter!


For More Information Call: (209) 725-7900

Visit Our Website http://www.valleycrisiscenter.org/about/news-events/10year

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Campus Food Pantry Serves Students During Summer Months


July 20, August 17 and September 21, 201

Speaking of the fight against hunger: did you know that UC Merced’s Food Pantry operates over the summer? The monthly food program is available to all students, faculty and staff members and provides a monthly allotment to those who need assistance. To participate, fill out and submit the food pantry sign-up form posted on the Office of Student Life website.


The next distribution dates at Merced Education Center (formerly the Tri-College Center) are: July 20, August 17 and September 21.


For more information regarding the UC Merced Food Pantry, emailfoodpantry@ucmerced.edu.

Have A Snack For The MaC

Monday, July 23 at 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Chipotle Mexican Grill

3110 R St, Merced, California 95348



This fundraiser is to support Symple Equazion/Youth I Can/MOJO, the organizations that volunteer to run the McNamara Community Youth Center in South Merced. It will be at Chipotle on July 23rd from 5pm-9pm to help continue programming for the youth at no cost to the families.


Center Mission statement: "McNamara Youth Community Center is a significant resource for meeting the educational and personal needs of the youth in Merced. The Youth center staff will meet participants' changing needs using an effective and innovative approach. We will provide the finest services in a compassionate and understanding way."


We hope to see you all there in support of our youth! Invite your family, friends, coworkers, and neighbors because with your support the youth will continue to learn, develop leadership skills, play and receive their snacks.


Please don't forget to show the flyer to the cashier or tell them you are there supporting Symple Equazion and Youth I Can.

Summer Family Health Festival

Saturday, August 04 at 9 a.m. -2 p.m.

3605 Hospital Road~Atwater, CA 95301


Castle will be offering a variety of free medical screenings. Sports physicals will also be offered for a small fee. Enjoy the free food, refreshments and entertainment. Everyone is welcome. A great opportunity to learn about other valuable resources found in our community.

Stephan Gray Memorial Golf Tournament

Saturday, August 18 at 7 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Rancho Del Rey~5250 Green Sands Ave, Atwater, California 95301

SAVE THE DATE - for the annual Stephan Gray Memorial Golf Tournament!! details to follow!

Celebrating 50 Years! Stockton Black Family Day: September 1st-3rd

Save the Date! For our 50th Year Anniversary, we are celebrating 3 days!  September 1st: SoftBall Tournament finals at McKinnley Field

- Begins July 28th, first 16 teams that sign up will play against each other thru August 18th. Sept 1st, best 8 teams will play in an all day

tournament. Trophy's and award Ceremony afterwards.


$20 per player includes T-Shirt! Teams allowed 10-12 players each. Call 833-420-9233 for questions and to sign up.


September 2nd: City Wide Friends & Family Day,  details to come. September 3rd: Culture Fest at Weberpoint (Vendors Wanted)


Enjoy family and culture orientated events and entertainment all day. Visit our website at stocktonblackfamilyday.com for more details.


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