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Stone Ridge new student information night

Stone Ridge Christian High School will hold a New Parent and Student Information Night in Room 7 at the school at 7 p.m. Jan. 22. This event is for all seventh- or eighth-grade students and their parents. The school is at 500 Buena Vista Drive in Merced.

Household hazardous waste event

The Merced County Regional Waste Management Authority will have another quarterly household hazardous waste event at the Highway 59 landfill on Saturday for residents and conditionally exempt small-quantity generators. Participants must call the service provider, Advanced Chemical Transport before bringing out any items. To schedule an approximate drop-off appointment, call ACT at (209) 722-4228. There is no cost for residents of Merced County, but fees apply for CESQG’s. For more information, visit or call (209) 723-4481, ext. 24.

Merced Reading Society meeting

Merced Reading Society will meet at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 6 at Barnes & Noble in Merced. Members will discuss “The Bostonians” by Henry James. Newcomers are welcome. For information, call Marilyn at (209) 725-1868 or email

Free Yosemite admission

Yosemite National Park will offer free admission Jan. 20 in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. All other fees, for camping, lodging or activities, must be paid.

Genealogical Society meeting

Learn how to trace your roots at Merced County Genealogical Society’s annual program for beginners. Get started with a free packet of materials, forms and tips to help you find your ancestors. The society will meet in the Gracey Room of Merced County Library, 2100 O St., at noon Jan. 25. The meeting is open to all.

Music for the masses

We Three will play swing, fox trot, waltz, Latin and polka for dancing from 2 to 5 p.m. Jan. 26 in the ballroom of Merced Community Center, 755 W. 15th St. Doors will open at 1 p.m. Cost is $8 at the door. For more information, call (209) 723-0839.

Cemetery District meeting

Merced Cemetery District will hold a board meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday at the district office, 1300 B St., Merced. For more information, call (209) 383-4111.

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