Last Hope Cat Kingdom of Merced will host Toast for Hope at 7 p.m. on Nov. 3 at the Boys and Girls Club, 615 W. 15th St. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door. Admission includes cocktails, wine, appetizers, live music, silent auction and an autograph signing by major league pitcher Brian Fuentes. All proceeds benefit the largest no-kill animal rescue and sanctuary in the Central Valley. Call (209) 710-7996 or go to info@lasthopesanctuary. org or toastforhope.org.