Christmas classics concert
Merced College Chorale will perform Christmas classics and carols under the direction of conductor Curtis Nelson. Featuring “John Rutter’s Magnificat” with Jenny Dahman as soloist. Performances will be at 8 p.m. Friday and 7 p.m. Saturday in the Merced College Theatre. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Contact the theater box office at (209) 384-6284.
Rescue service needs help
New Beginnings Merced is a nonprofit dedicated to saving shelter animals and finding them new homes. The group needs volunteers, especially those who can care for kittens or dogs and their puppies for a short time. Help with photographing shelter animals is needed, as are people who can transport them to rescue organizations, for which no personal vehicles are needed. Call (209) 769-2122.
Air museum offers tours
VFW has burgers and more
Support for mental illness
Merced County’s branch of the National Alliance on Mental Illness holds biweekly support groups for families affected by serious mental illness. For more information, call (209) 381-6844 and a volunteer will contact you within 48 hours.
Shelter in need of toiletries
The D Street Shelter needs supplies such as shampoo, conditioner, bars of soap, deodorant and toothbrushes. Travel sizes work well. For more information, call Renee Mounce at (209) 725-8188 or (209) 947-8386.