Planada Community Day
The Planada Community Day will begin with a parade starting at 10 a.m. May 10 at Houlihan Park. There will be activities, informational booths, deep-pit BBQ and much more. Call (209) 602-3913, (209) 761-2661, (209) 261-6282, (209) 631-1421 or (209) 564-1431 for more information.
Letter Carrier Food Drive
The National Letter Carrier Food Drive will take place on May 10. People are asked to place canned or dried food items by their mailboxes by 9 a.m. Their postal carrier will pick up the donations, which go to area food banks.
Mothers Day Breakfast
The Odd Fellows of LaFayette Historical Lodge No. 65 will serve its Mothers Day Breakfast from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 11 at the IOOF Hall in downtown La Grange. Tickets are $6. The meal includes biscuits and gravy, sausage, eggs any style, country-fried potatoes, French toast, coffee and juice. Call (209) 853-2128.
Garden Club Spring Tour
The Merced Garden Club will hold its Spring Tour from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 14, with six gardens open. Tickets are $15. Call (209) 639-5626 for more information.
Hunting, fishing show
The Sportsmens Club will hold a wildlife and sporting antique hunting and fishing show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 17 and 18 at 13989 Mercey Springs Road in Los Banos. Bring items for free appraisals. Admission is $5 for adults, and children under 12 are free. There will be food and drink available for purchase. Call (559) 259-5755 for more information.
Kids fish, swim and play
The 15th annual Kids Fish, Swim and Play Day will be held for children ages 3 to 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 17 at the San Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area. Bring a picnic lunch. A free strawberries and whipped cream dessert will be available after the activities. Call (209) 827-5353 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Entrance fee is $10 per car.
Summer workshops at Building Young Leaders include chemistry, puppetry, cooking, dancing and more. More than 40 workshops can help keep children engaged and having fun. Check out the summer discount page on buildingyoungleaders.com. Registration is open and class sizes are limited.
Concealed weapons classes
Carry Concealed Weapons classes are held once a month at 9 a.m. at Stones Gun Shop, 835 Martin Luther King Jr. Way. For more information on the classes and the days they are held, call (209) 723-3733 or go to www.ccwmerced.com.
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