Church serves fried chicken for lunch
Bethesda Apostolic Faith Church will host a fried chicken lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 18 at 1822 Canal St. Tickets are $10 and include fried chicken wings, potato salad, beans, bread, dessert and a drink. Call (209) 726-0533 or (209) 489-4128.
Camp Pacifica presents Night at Horse Races
Camp Pacifica will host a Night at the Horse Races on Oct. 19 at the Boys and Girls Club, 615 W. 15th St. Prices range from $25 to $100 with food, great payouts and raffle prizes. The $10 admission price includes dinner and $10 in derby money. Proceeds benefit Camp Pacifica and the Lions Club hearing impaired summer camp. Call (209) 628-8311.
VFW and Legion hold open house
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4327 and the American Legion Post 83 will host an open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct.19 at 939 W. Main St. Free barbecue dinner, refreshments, raffle drawings and veterans help center will be available. Please bring proof of military service. The VFW and the Legion are actively seeking new members and applications will be available. Call (209) 725-8388, (209) 386-3284 or (209) 628-4998 for more information.
Merced Symphony hosts annual fundraiser
The Merced Symphony will host its annual fundraiser, “Music and Merriment,” from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 19 at the home of University of California, Merced, Assistant Vice Chancellor Graeme Mitchell and Gigi Mitchell. Tickets are $75 and include wine and gourmet hors d’oeuvres. No tickets sold at the door. Call (209) 383-3277 or go to www.mercedsymphony.org.
Music and performances will be at Art Hop
Merced Art Hop will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 19 in downtown Merced. Tons of art, live music, interactive art and performers. Call (209) 658-0661.
National Association for Uniformed Services to meet
The National Association for Uniformed Services H. Wayne Hein, Chapter 18, will meet at 10 a.m. on Oct. 19 at the Atwater Veteran’s Memorial Building. The speaker will be Rep. Jim Costa. Call (209) 358-4834 for more information.
Merced County Genealogical Society welcomes all
The Merced County Genealogical Society will meet at noon Oct. 19 at the Merced County Library, 2100 O St. No membership required, everyone is welcome.
Atwater Community Center tri-tip dinner
Chefanelli’s will serve a tri-tip dinner at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 19 at the Atwater Community Center, 760 E. Bellevue Road. Tickets are $40 each or $300 for a table of eight and proceeds will benefit the committee to elect Tony Dossetti to Merced County District 3 supervisor. Call (209) 722-2921.