Course on fall prevention
The Merced County Area on Aging will host "Keep Your Balance," a fall prevention program that starts today in various areas. For more information on dates, times and places, call (209) 385-7550 or (209) 827-1960, or go to regenerationswellness.org.
Sierra Club meeting
The Sierra Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at Merced United Methodist Church, 899 Yosemite Parkway. The topic will be on timely environmental issues, with an open discussion to follow. For more information, call (209) 723-4747.
United Way park lunch
United Way will host its 12th annual Lunch in the Park campaign from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday at Courthouse Park in Merced. Tickets are $10 each and include a tri-tip sandwich, beans and soda. Takeout is available. For more information, call (209) 383-4242.
Get organized seminars
Denice Schofield will host a get organized seminar from 10 a.m. to noon and again from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Hampton Inn Suites, 225 S. Parsons Ave., Merced. Tickets are $20 each and reservations are not required. For more information, call (800) 835-8463.
Church blood drive
Rose of Sharon Church will hold a BloodSource blood drive from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday at 332 W. 18th St., Merced. There will be games, face painting for kids, free haircuts and a clothing giveaway. For more information, call (209) 631-5182 or (209) 631-1374.
Harvest of Love dinner
ATWATER -- St. Anthony Immaculate Conception Church will host its annual Harvest of Love Dinner-Dance at 7 p.m. Saturday at the APC Hall, 1420 Third St., Merced. Tickets are $25 per person and include a steak dinner with all the fixings, silent and live auctions, and a dessert auction. Chico Avila will provide music, and there will be dancing. For details, call (209) 358-5743 or (209) 358-2423.
Entertainment book sale
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is selling "Central Valley Entertainment Books," with deals on dining and shopping. The books are $30 and are available at Atwater In-Shape City Health Club, 2501 Shaffer Road. For information, call (209) 712-8997.
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