Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church will host Soup Suppers/Lenten Worship Services today, March 17 and 24 at 1455 E. Yosemite Ave.
Come and enjoy homemade soup and dessert at 6 p.m. and service at 7 p.m. at Lineberger Hall.
For more information, call (209) 631-4221.
Science frontiers Castle Learning Center will present Frontiers of Science and Engineering at 10 a.m. March 20 with professor Christopher Ferri on nanotechnology.
This lecture is free.
For more information, call (209) 726-0296.
Bloodmobile The Bloodmobile will be in front of the training room at the Human Services Agency in Merced from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Friday. It will be at Sacred Heart Catholic Church at 13th and M streets from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday. It will be at the California Highway Patrol Atwater station, 1500 Bell Drive, from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Sister's soul food
The National Council of Negro Women will host its Sister's Soul Food Luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Merced Senior Center, 755 W. 15th St.
Tickets are $20.
For more information, call (209) 383-0952.
The Veritas Parlor #75 of the Native Daughters of the Golden West will host the district's 20th annual Native Daughter Home Luncheon at noon Saturday at the United Methodist Church, 899 Yosemite Park Way.
All-you-can-eat soups, salad, breads and desserts will be served. Tickets are $20 and reservations can be made by calling (209) 357-3793.
The Merced Unitarian Universalist group will meet at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Unity Church of Merced, 305 W. 26th St.
The subject will be "Who Said It's Cold, Hard Science?" All are invited to join in this discussion.
For more information, call (209) 384-3209, (209) 725-8057 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
85th anniversary Young Ladies Institute #117 will celebrate the 85th anniversary of its founding at 11 a.m. March 20 at St. Anthony's Church followed by a luncheon at St. Anthony's Hall.
Lunch reservations are due by today and cost is $25.
For more information, call (209)722-9502.
Merced County Library offers a free online tutoring where children in grades K-12 can be assisted by a live tutor in their school subjects.
òFor more information, call (209) 385-7311, ext. 4085 or go to mercedcounty- library.org.
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