Father's Club Breakfast with Santa at St. Paul's
St. Paul's Lutheran School will hold its Father's Club Breakfast with Santa from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday at 2916 McKee Road. Tickets are $5 each. For more information, call (209) 383-3302.
Wildlife photographer to speak at theater
San Joaquin Valley Camera Club Council and Merced Theatre Foundation will present an Evening With George Lepp, Capturing the Wild: From Africa to Your Backyard, at 7 p.m. Monday at 301 W. Main St. For more information, call (209) 382-0222 or e-mail to email@example.com.
Latino Perspectives on Mental Health DVD
The Mental Health Board will show a DVD -- "Voices: Cultural Perspectives" -- about Latino Perspectives on Mental Health from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at 1137 B St.
Gingerbread House workshop at library
The Merced County Library will hold two Gingerbread House workshops for children ages 4 and up at noon on Dec. 8 and 4 p.m. on Dec. 11 at the library. This is a free workshop, but each child needs to bring a candy cane to decorate. For more information, call (209) 385-7643 to register.
Create Christmas crafts at Santa's Workshop
Young children are invited to Santa's Workshop to create Christmas crafts with some help from the city of Merced office of recreation at 5:15 p.m. Dec. 13 at 678 W. 18th St. Cost is $10 per child. The workshop is for ages 3 to 6. For more information, call (209) 385-6298.
Hometown Christmas Parade is Saturday
The Active 20-30 Club of Merced, No. 53, will hold the 18th annual Hometown Christmas Parade starting at 3 p.m. Saturday. The festivities start at 11 a.m. in front of Bob Hart Square. There will be food, crafts and entertainment.
Friends of the Library Christmas book sale
Friends of the Merced County Public Library will hold their Christmas Book Sale from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Dec. 8 on the main floor of the library. All proceeds go to purchase new items for the library.
Christmas Open House at Courthouse Museum
The Courthouse Museum will hold its Christmas Open House from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the museum, 21st and N streets. Treats and eggnog will be served and there will be live entertainment. For more information, call (209) 723-2401.
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