Buhach Colony High School has been accepted as a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, and a parent information night will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday. Current freshmen will be eligible to enroll. Call (209) 357-6600.
Merced County Mental Health Board to meet
The Merced County Mental Health Board will meet at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday at 1137 B St.
God's Creation Cries for Justice seminar
MARIPOSA -- God's Creation Cries for Justice is sponsored by Pax Christi Mariposa and will be done in eight sessions on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. It starts Thursday at 4985 Bullion St. Snacks will be served. For more information, call (209) 966-3271, (209) 966-2569 or email email@example.com. Cost is $25 per person or couple; scholarships are available.
County library friends to hold meeting
The Friends of the Merced County Library will meet at 5 p.m. on Thursday in the Gracey Room at 2100 O St. Come and meet the new librarian.
Luau dinner to benefit music at Atwater High
ATWATER -- The Atwater High School Music Department will hold its annual luau dinner and auction from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday in the Atwater High cafeteria, 2201 Fruitland Ave. Tickets are $10 and include Hawaiian- style pork, barbecue chicken, rice and macaroni salad. There also will be an auction and entertainment. Call (209) 357-6026.
Wesley Foundation Valentine event set
The Wesley Foundation of Merced, a Christian organization focusing on the needs of college students, will sponsor a Valentine's event from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday in the Wesley Hall at the United Methodist Church, 899 Yosemite Park Way. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. There will be tasty bites of dessert, fresh fruit and cheeses. A silent auction also will be held. Call (209) 722-6327.
Atwater Baptist Church to hold hymn sing
ATWATER -- The Atwater Baptist Church will hold its February hymn sing starting with a soup supper at 5 p.m. on Sunday at 2124 First St. Call (209) 358-5427.
Peripheral neuropathy support group to meet
The Merced Peripheral Neuropathy Support Group will meet at 1 p.m. on Feb. 14 at the Hoffmeister Center, 1920 Canal St. Call (209) 358-2045.
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