Atwater AARP meetings
The AARP 2194 meets at 1 p.m. May 14 at the Community Center, 760 Bellevue Road. Call (209) 357-7391.
Sunrise Toastmasters Club
The Sunrise Toastmasters Club meets 6:30 a.m. every Friday at Carrows Restaurant, 720 Motel Dr. New members are always welcome. For more information, call (209) 384-7128 or (209) 756-3001.
Club Mercedes Blues Bash
Club Mercedes will hold a Blues Bash at 6 p.m. on Friday at the club, 569 W. 9th St. Tickets are $10. People must be 21 years of age to attend, and the beverage and snack bar will be open. Mike Hammar and the Nails will play, as well as Mother Teresa and the Sinners. Call (209) 383-9906 or (209) 777-6750 for more information.
FFA Spring Plant Sale
The high school’s will hold its FFA Spring Plant Sale from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at the school’s Agriculture Department. Go to AtwaterFFA.org for more information.
Butterfly Day at the Zoo
The Merced Zoological Society will hold Butterfly Day at Applegate Park Zoo from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday. There will be an informative talk about butterflies, a display of many varieties of and a release of live butterflies. Call (209) 756-4014 for more information.
Sister 2 Sister Tea
The New Life Community Church will hold its 7th annual Sister 2 Sister Tea at 2 p.m. May 17 at the church, 1250 Overland Rd. Come for bonding, fellowship and friendship for women of all ages, races and church affiliation. Call (209) 675-1730 or (209) 752-9345 for more information.
50th Los Banos picnic
The 50th annual picnic is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. May 18 at the Los Banos Fairgrounds on F St. Bishop Ochoa and Fr. Mike Lastiri will conduct Mass at 10 a.m.. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children. There will be dancing, contests and music. Call (209) 383-5588, (209) 604-4477 or go to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Legal professionals event
The Merced County Legal Professionals Association will hold a membership drive and wine tasting event 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. May 22 at 849 W. 20th St. Anyone who works in a legal capacity in any field is invited. Call (209) 617-3029 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 strawberry dessert will be available after the activities. Call (209) 827-5353 or email email@example.com for more information. The entrance fee is $10 per car.
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