Applebee's will hold a flapjack fund-raiser from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday at 1734 W. Olive Ave. Cost is $10 per person and proceeds will benefit Merced Area Crime Stoppers. Call (209) 761-5303 for more information.
Merced PFLAG meeting
The Merced Chapter of Parents, Families, Friends of Lesbians and Gays will meet at 7 p.m. on Aug. 13 at the United Methodist Church, 899 Yosemite Park Way. Marilyn Mochel will be the speaker and refreshments will be served. Call (209) 341-2122 for more information.
Mental health meeting
The Merced County mental health board will meet at 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 13 at 1137 B St.
SPCA needs donations
The SPCA is requesting donations for Trixie, a German shepherd mix who needs knee surgery. Donations can be dropped off at 1021 E. Childs Ave., mailed to SPCA, P.O. Box 929, Merced, CA, 95341 or through PayPal at www.mercedspca.com. On Paypal, please specify that your donation is for Trixie. Call (209) 384-7722 or (209) 723-8953 for more information.
Shelter needs supplies
The D Street Shelter is in need of basic hygiene supplies such as shampoo, conditioner, small bars of soap, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste and general hygiene items. Small travel sizes work well. For more information or to arrange a delivery time, call Renee Mounce at (209) 7250-8188 or (209) 947-8386.
Legal pros' fund-raiser
The Merced County Legal Professionals Association will hold its 30th annual fund-raiser from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Sept. 14 at De Angelos. Tickets are $25 per adult and $10 for children 8 and younger. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. There will be a silent auction and raffle. Call (209) 617-3029 for more information.
Chuckchansi casino trip
The Italian Catholic Federation will hold a trip to Chuckchansi Gold Resort & Casino on Aug. 8. The bus will leave at 9 a.m. from 23rd and M streets and the cost is $31 per person. Refreshments on the bus will be served, along with free raffle and bingo. Return at 3:30 p.m. Deadline for reserving a seat is Monday. Call (209) 383-4819 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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