The Merced Symphony will hold a Savor Our Symphony Fundraiser from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Italo-American Lodge, 18th and U streets. Tickets are $25, with no-host bar, hors d'oeuvres, and silent and live auctions. Call (209) 383-3277 for more information.
Love Inc. annual dinner benefit on Saturday
Love in the Name of Christ of Greater Merced will hold its annual dinner-auction fund-raiser at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Gateway Community Church, 353 E. Donna Drive. Tickets are $20 each or a table of eight for $150. There will be a live auction, silent auction, dessert auction, gift raffle and a 50-50 cash raffle. Call (209) 383-7034, ext. 120, or go to http://loveincmerced.com for more information.
Sixth annual Day of Service in Atwater
ATWATER -- Castle Family Health Centers and Soroptimist International of Atwater will hold the sixth annual Day of Service from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Bloss Clinic, 1251 Grove Ave. Free health screening for children and adults for diabetes and blood pressure, and vision, breast, hearing and dental exams. Free lunch and refreshments, raffles and activities for children. Call (209) 381-7210 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Gem Jewelry and Rock Show comes to Turlock
TURLOCK -- The Mother Lode Mineral Society of California will hold its 47th Gem, Jewelry and Rock Show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds, 900 N. Broadway. Admission is $6 for adults; children under 12 get in free with paid adult. For more information, go to http:// turlockgemshow.com.
Dealing with changes in life is topic of talks
MARIPOSA -- St. Joseph's Catholic Church will feature the Rev. Jim Nisbet speaking on dealing with change in everyday life and Lent at noon and 7 p.m. March 12, 13 and 14 at 4985 Bullion St. Each day, the talk will be different; Mass will be at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. each day. Finger foods will be served. Call (209) 966-3271 or email email@example.com for more information.
Yoga classes Tuesdays, Thursdays at center
Yoga classes by Joanne Rasmussen are given at the Merced Senior Center, 755 W. 15th St., on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 to 10:15 a.m. Call (209) 385-8803 for more information.
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