Pumpkin party for kids
The city of Merced's office of recreation will host a Tiny Tots Pumpkin Party (ages 3 to 6) from 5 to 6:30 p.m. today in the Sam Pipes Room at 678 W. 18th St. Cost is $5 per child and space is limited. Children will pick out a pumpkin, decorate it and then take it home. Call (209) 385-6298 for more information.
Vintage car show
The Valley Vintage Car Club and Merced Chevrolet will host a Vintage Car Show from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday at 1485 W. 15th St. There will be classic cars, hot rods, late models and new cars. Stone Ridge Christian High School will host a barbecue. Call (888) 469-0443 for details.
A Halloween Costume Ball will be held from 7:30 to midnight Friday at the Italo-American Lodge, 1351 18th St. There will be dance performances and a costume contest. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. You must be 21 or over to attend.
Kiwanis and pancakes
The Kiwanis Club of Merced will hold its 55th annual Pancake Breakfast on Sunday from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Merced High School cafeteria. Pancakes, scrambled eggs, sliced ham, milk, orange juice and coffee will be served. Call (209) 756-4014 or (209) 777-1274 for more information.
Merced Zoo Boo
The Merced Zoological Society will hold its annual Zoo Boo from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Applegate Park Zoo. There will also be a kiddie carnival. Call (209) 756-4014.
ATWATER -- Filhós, Portuguese doughnuts, will be for sale on Nov. 4 at the A.P.C. Hall, 1420 Third St. for $10 per dozen. Call (209) 722-4783 after 7 p.m. to pre-order.
4-H pancake breakfast
ATWATER -- St. Anthony's 4-H Club of Atwater will hold its annual pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Nov. 4 at 1801 Winton Way. Tickets are $6. Call (209) 358-4414, for more information.
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