The Merced County advisory board on alcohol and other drug problems will meet at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 17 at the countys mental health administration building, 1137 B St., Merced.
Retired women luncheon
The Retired Women of Merced College will have a Christmas luncheon at DeAngelos, 11:30 a.m. Dec. 12. If you arent retired but interested in joining, call Jackie at (209) 358-5376. Everyone is requested to RSVP as soon as possible.
The Gift of Jesus
The Calvary Temple Christmas program, The Gift of Jesus, will be conducted at 10a.m. Dec. 22. Admission is free. The program will take place at the church, 2740 N. Highway 59, Merced.
Sierra Club potluck
Merced Sierra Club Annual Potluck will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Hoffmeister Center, 1920 Canal St., Merced. Awards will be presented at the fund-raising event. There is parking at the rear entrance on 19th Street. Call (209) 723-4747 for details.
AARP monthly meeting
AARPs Merced Chapter will meet at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 18 at the Merced Senior Center, 755 W. 15th St. Go to www.aarpmerced.org for more information.
Bariatric support group
The Merced Bariatric Weight Loss Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. Dec. 13 at 315 Mercy Ave., third floor, classroom A. Call (209) 261-6333 for more information.
AARP in Atwater
AARP Chapter 2194 will meet at 1 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Community Center, 760 Bellevue Road. Call (209) 357-7391 for more information.
SPCA Holiday Home Tour
Four decorated homes and the Vista Ranch and Cellars will will open their doors the Merced SPCAs annual Holiday Home Tour from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. A lunch, gift baskets and tickets for a raffle with prizes including a bicycle, diamond necklace and an original watercolor painting will be available for purchase at the Vista Ranch. Tickets cost $15 and can be obtained at Maciel & Co. in the Merced Mall, on Olive Avenue between M and R streets; Christinas Fine Clothing in the Galleria shopping center at 2852 G St.; Wash N Wag at 2521 N Santa Fe Ave.; Rabobank at 2000 M St.; A Blooming Affair Floral at 463 W. Main St.; and Expressions of Love Floral, 1486 Broadway Ave. in Atwater. Call (209) 384-7722 or (209) 723-8953.
Womens Bible study
Coffee Break, a nondenominational womens Bible study, will meet from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday at Yosemite Church, 2230 E. Yosemite Ave. Free child care is available and all women are welcome. Call (209) 383-5038.
If you would like to have an event announced in the Around Town column, send information to Connie Hodges at least 10 days prior to the event, at email@example.com. Items run according to space available.