Planning board meeting
The next meeting of the Merced City Planning Commission will be Wednesday at 7 p.m. at 678 W. 18th St. Call (209) 385-6858.
Merced College classes
The Merced College Community Services will offer classes starting in March. Courses include arts and crafts, cooking, fitness lab, lap swim, yoga, Zumba, strength and stretch, fitness boot camp and belly dancing. Call (209) 384-6224.
Chicken-Fried Steak Dinner
ATWATER -- The Atwater Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9946 will host a homemade Chicken-Fried Steak Dinner on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at 1390 Broadway. Tickets are $8 and include chicken-fried steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, salad, a roll and peach cobbler. Take out available. Call (209) 358-7224.
Take-Out Rib Dinner
LIVINGSTON -- The Livingston Lions Club will host a Take-Out Rib Dinner on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall, 1605 Seventh St. Tickets are $10. Call (209) 394-7750.
Boy Scouts fund-raiser
Boy Scouts of America Troop 88 will host a pancake breakfast and rummage sale Saturday at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 1455 E. Yosemite Ave. Donations of food, supplies or other materials are greatly appreciated. Call (209) 388-0132.
Band's rummage sale
The Merced High School Marching 100 Band will hold a rummage sale Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the school parking lot, 205 W. Olive Ave. Donations will be accepted in the MHS Band Room on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. Call (209) 201-1965.
Sonora Celtic Faire
SONORA -- The 27th annual Sonora Celtic Faire begins March 8 with Family Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., followed by a kick-off party from 7 to 11 p.m. The gates open at 10 a.m. March 9 and 10 at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds. For tickets or more information, go to www.sonoracelticfaire.com.
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