The Elks Park Pancake Breakfast will be held from 8:30 to 11 a.m. on Jan. 13 at the Elks Lodge on M Street. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for children and include pancakes, eggs, sausage, fruit, OJ and coffee. Bloody Marys and Screw Drivers will also be available. All proceeds will support the Elks Park.
The Merced community is invited to attend the Parkinson's Support Group meeting at 10 a.m. Jan. 17 at 1450 E. 27th St. The speaker will be George R. Balliet, a Tai Chi instructor. For more information or to RSVP, call (209) 384-3300.
Museum holds training
The Merced County Courthouse Museum will hold its annual docent training from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Jan. 19 at the museum, 21st and N streets. Coffee and breakfast rolls will be provided. Please make a reservation by calling (209) 723-2401. Both new and returning docents are welcome.
Planning group to meet
The Merced City Planning Commission's next meeting will be on Jan. 23 at 678 W. 18th St. at 7 p.m. For more information, call (209) 385-6858.
Club plans music event
Club Mercedes and HD Entertainment will present the music group Los Cazadores de la Sierra Aguililla from 7 to 11 p.m. on Jan. 26 at 569 W. Ninth St. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door, and you must be 21 or older to attend. A no- host food and beverage bar will be available. Call (209) 777-6750 or (209) 383-9906 after 4 p.m.
Open house for ponies
Wayward Ponies' Home will hold an open house on Feb. 18 and is in need of donations of items or gift certificates for prizes and a loan of pop-up canopies in case of inclement weather. If you would like to donate, call (209) 742-6808 or go to www.waywardponies.org.
County needs vendors
Merced County Parks and Recreation is looking for mobile food vendors interested in providing food to parks and locations in the county for the coming season. Call (209) 385-7426 or go to www.co.merced.ca.us/bids.
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