Merced Colleges Office of Continuing Education is offering Mature Driver Improvement classes for those 50 years and older. Classes will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 8 at the Tri-College Center, Bldg. 5. Classes will also be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 9 at Merced Colleges Los Banos Campus, Room B134. Call (209) 381-6540 or email email@example.com for more information.
Garden Club event
The Le Grand Community Garden Club will present their annual Spring event, More Beauty, Less Bother 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Chowchilla SFA Portuguese Hall, 800 S. Third St. in Chowchilla. Sheri Nelson will be the speaker and there will be vendors and a gourmet salad luncheon buffet at 11:30 a.m. Call (209) 389-4576 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
First Tee Merced
The second season of the First Tee Merced will begin 5:45 p.m. Wednesday at the Merced Golf and Country Club. This is an organization that teaches essential life skills through the game of golf to children between the ages of 5 and 17. The cost for the nine-week session is $90 per child and $50 for a second child in the family. Scholarships are available. Call (209) 604-4120 for more information.
Ribs for Relay dinner
Supervisor John Pedrozo and Merced City Council member Josh Pedrozo will host their second annual Ribs for Relay BBQ Dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Merced Fruit Barn, 4526 E. Hwy. 140. Cost is $25 per person and includes pork or beef ribs, beans, salad and a roll. All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Societys Relay for Life.
COVE Dog Walk
The Center of Vision Enhancement will host a dog walk and run starting at 9 a.m. Saturday at Applegate Park. There will be a 2-5 mile walk or run with or without a dog. Registration fees range from $8 to $20. Call (209) 722-8118 or email email@example.com for more information.
Healthy House fundraiser
The nonprofit Healthy House will host Cheryl Lockett in a program of cultural music and dance at its fundraiser 6 p.m. on Saturday at the Merced Elks Lodge on M St. Tickets are $30 per person or sponsor a table for $350. Call (209) 724-0102 or go to the office at 301 W. 18th St., Ste. 101 for more information.
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