Mariposa 4-H holds bike-a-thon MS benefit
HORNITOS -- The Mariposa County 4-H Citizenship Project will hold a bike-a-thon Sunday to benefit the fight against multiple sclerosis. The registration will start at 8:30 a.m. at Highway 140 and Indian Gulch Road. All ages are invited to participate. There will be a barbecue and awards afterward. Call (209) 376-2320.
Evening show features author Anne Fadiman
The Healthy House Within a MATCH Coalition will present "An Evening with Anne Fadiman" on May 5 at the Merced Elks Club, 1910 M St., at 5:30 p.m., with a social hour and silent auction, followed by the dinner and program. Fadiman is the National Book Critics' Circle Award-winning author of "The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures." Call (209) 724-0102 for more information and tickets.
Four Winds Foundation fund-raising dinner
Four Winds Foundation is a nonprofit organization that sponsors the Child and Adult Care Food Program. It will hold its second annual fund-raising dinner
May 19 from 2 to 6 p.m. at Club Mercedes, 569 W. Ninth St. Tickets are $8 and include chicken, pasta, mixed vegetable and roll. For tickets, send a check to Four Winds Foundation, Attn: Barbecue Chicken Dinner, 97 W. Gerard Ave., Suite B, Merced, 95341 or go to that address between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays.
Kiwanis Club to have tri-tip takeout dinner
The Kiwanis Club of Merced will hold its third annual tri-tip takeout dinner May 20 at the Elks Club, 19th and M streets. Tickets are $18 and proceeds will be used to provide scholarships for at least six seniors in the Merced High School District. For more info, call (209) 756-6523, (209) 723-5388, (209) 777-1274 or (209) 564-2797.
Lions Club will hold shooting tournament
HILMAR -- The Lions Club will hold its clay pigeon shooting tournament May 20 at
8 a.m. at Rooster Ranch, 26166 Kelly Road. The event, including food and prizes, benefits Camp Pacifica, a summer camp in Oakhurst for the hearing impaired. All shooters are welcome. Call (209) 357-3489 or go to roosterranchonline.com.
Sister 2 Sister Tea
LOS BANOS -- The New Life Community Church will hold its fifth annual Sister 2 Sister Tea on May 19 at 2 p.m. at the church, 1250 Overland Ave. This is a time for bonding, fellowship and friendship for women of all ages, races and church affiliation. Tickets are $20. Come for food, games, prizes and encouragement.
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