Looking for things to do with the kids this summer? Check this out

For more information on these events and activities contact Jennifer Arellano at 209-385-6854 or  arellanoj@cityofmerced.org

Upcoming Events at the Applegate Park Zoo

Easter Egg Dying at the Zoo

Kick off your Easter with a trip to the Zoo to see the animals and dye Easter Eggs.

Saturday, April 20

Noon to 2 p.m.

Free with Regular Zoo Entrance

Duck Feeding $1.00

Applegate Zoo

1045 W. 25th Street

Where the Wild Things Yoga: A Fundraiser hosted by Fearless Yoga for the Zoo

All ages welcome, but this event is recommended for kids ages 3 to 12 years old. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

April 27, 10 a.m. to noon

Applegate Zoo

1045 W. 25th Street

What’s Included: Kids yoga session, Zookeeper guided tour, goat feeding, zoo admission, and kiddie coral.

$25/child ($20 family discount for additional children)

Proceeds support enrichment program for the animals.

*Mat required, limited rentals will be available

To Register, Email: Contact@fearlessyogacali.com

Call 385-6855 for more information

 Summer program highlights

 The City of Merced Parks and Recreation Department has a lot of activities going on for kids of all ages this summer, so sign up now.

 Summer at City Hall

Do you know a High School student looking for something to do this summer? Are they also looking to earn some extra cash? Send them to Parks and Recreation to fill out an application for Summer at City Hall.

This is a two-week program for incoming Freshman-Seniors to learn about inside workings of local government with a hands-on approach through field trips, interactive talks and some lectures. July 8 – 19, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Application required, limited space available. $100 stipend given for successful completion of program.

Movies in the Park

There is another season of free Movies in the Park all summer through Oct. 18, showing a total of 15 movies including: The Goonies, Dumbo, Aquaman, Spiderman, Grease, and more. Bring a blanket, some snacks (or a few bucks to purchase some there), some good company, and be prepared to enjoy the park with your community under the stars. All movies begin at sunset, find the full lineup on the website.

Summer Playground Program

Calling all K-6th graders! Parks and Rec is kicking off another year of summer camp fun at Rahilly Park from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 10 to Aug. 2. Kids will enjoy different activities such as arts and crafts, science projects, themed days, mobile bookmobile, games, free play, special events with guest appearances, and much more.  Free lunch is offered. $25 per week per child with a $5 discount for additional family members.

Summer Volleyball Camp

First through eighth graders are invited to join our co-ed summer Volleyball Camps at Rivera Middle School Gym. Four sessions are offered from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. June 10-July 12. $60 per child with a $10 discount for additional family members.

Jr. Giants Baseball

A new program for this year is the Junior Giants Program. This free, non-competitive, co-ed baseball and softball program for ages 5-18 goes from June 10 through Aug. 1. Junior Giants offers youth a chance to learn the basics of baseball while also discovering the importance of essential life skills through the Four Bases of Character Development: confidence, integrity, leadership and teamwork. It also integrates education, health, and bullying prevention activities so participants gain lasting lessons on and off the field. Register at: www.gojrgiants.org

Plus many more programs – Visit CityofMerced.org, click on Parks; or stop by the office at 632 W. 18th Street, 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday; or call 385-6855 for more information.

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