Around Town: Peripheral Neuropathy Support Group meets

November 16, 2012 

The Merced Peripheral Neuropathy Support group will meet at 1 p.m. on Sunday at the Hoffmeister Center, 1920 Canal St. Call (209) 358-2045.

Thanksgiving dinner

ATWATER -- The Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church will host a free Thanksgiving dinner from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Thursday at 559 Broadway St. All are welcome and dinner may be eaten there or taken home. Call (209) 358-3031 to pre-order dinners to be picked up.

Sonora Christmas fest

SONORA -- The 38th annual Sonora Christmas Festival will be held Nov. 23, 24 and 25 starting at 10 a.m. and there will be a Christmas parade at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 26. For more information, call (209) 532-7725 or go to

Christmas craft show

MARIPOSA -- Soroptimist International of Mariposa will host its annual Christmas Craft Show from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Nov. 30 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dec. 1 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. There will be crafts from 85 local crafters and the County Cafe will be open. Call (209) 742-4680.

Wayward ponies home

The Wayward Ponies Home is in need of people or organizations to sponsor a pony or donate general support. If you would like to do this, call (209) 742-4451 or go to

Sponsor a kitty

Love cats, but unable to adopt? Last Hope Cat Kingdom has the solution for you. Become a sponsor for a cat or kitten. You can make a difference with a one-time donation or a monthly donation to help care for adoptable cats and kittens. Businesses are also welcome to sponsor. Call (209) 357-5425.

Veterans are welcome

ATWATER -- The Atwater Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9946 has been serving the needs of veterans and their families for more than 62 years. Any veteran whose service included combat or service in a combat operation is welcome. The VFW serves veterans and the city with various programs and can assist veterans in receiving any benefits connected to their service. The post is at 1390 Broadway. Call (209) 358-7724.

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