Retirees holiday lunch
The Merced College Women's Retirees Christmas Luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. today at De Angelo's Restaurant. Call (209) 358-5376.
Sanctuary needs help
Wayward Ponies is seeking donations of new items or gift certificates for prizes and a loan of pop-up canopies in case of inclement weather for its fourth annual Open House on Feb. 18. Call (209) 742-6808 or go to waywardponies.org.
Roberta Flanagan Realtor Inc. will hold its 17th annual Drive-thru Donation from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at 2098 G St. Bring new, unwrapped toys for the Fire and Kops for Kids; money, blankets and-or jackets for The Salvation Army; or canned or boxed food for the Merced County Food Bank. A $30 donation to Adopt a Senior will provide a needy senior with 18 to 19 pounds of food two times a month for a year. Call (209) 777-4282 or (209) 777-4283.
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