Exhibit Opening at the Courthouse Museum
Merced County Courthouse Museum opens “Yosemite Lumber Company at Merced Falls” exhibit at 5 p.m. Thursday. The photo exhibit documents the community life and business operations of Merced Falls and its connected logging camps. In addition, a digital mapping display reconstructs the infrastructure of the sawmill and the living quarters. At the exhibit opening, local historian Grey Roberts will give a PowerPoint presentation titled: “Merced Falls: Once the Industrial Center” at 6 p.m. For more information about the exhibit, contact the Courthouse Museum at 209-723-2401. The exhibit and opening program is free to the public.
Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court St. Patrick #1644 will be hosting their annual Bunko Luncheon on Saturday at the Castle Vista Senior Community Center, 2300 Cascade Drive in Atwater. Lunch will be served at noon and Bunko will follow. The cost is $15. Proceeds will benefit the annual scholarship fund. Reservations may be made by calling Cathy at 209-631-1297 or Saundra at 209-358-5333.
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Day of Service at Bloss
Castle Family Health Centers hosts its 11th annual Day of Service at Bloss from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Bloss Clinic located at 1251 Grove Ave., Atwater Admission is free. At this Health & Wellness Fair offers free testing and screenings for: Blood Glucose, Blood Pressure, Vision, Glaucoma, Breast Exams, BMI (body mass index). For more information, call 209-381-2000 Ext. 7212.
Master Gardeners of Merced
The Master Gardeners of Merced will host a Water Wise Workshop for the public to demonstrate the latest technology for both lawn and drip irrigation systems from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the UCCE office, 2145 Wardrobe Ave., Merced. For more information and to register, call 209-385-7403.
Merced Sierra Club
Russ Speer will speak on “The New Water Paradigm- a 10,000-Year-Old Solution to our Modern Water and Weather Dilemmas” at the next Merced Sierra Club meeting at 7 p.m. March 15 at the United Methodist Church of Merced, 899 Yosemite Parkway. For more information, call 209-723-4747.
New Beginnings Pancake Fundraiser
New Beginnings for Merced County Animals hosts a pancake breakfast at Applebee's in Merced from 8 to 9:45 a.m. April 7. Enjoy all-you-can-eat bacon, pancakes and a beverage for $10. The event can also be accessed virtually by logging on to New Beginnings' Facebook page. Tickets are available at Valley Animal Hospital, Christina's Fine Clothing and Santa Fe Pet Hospital. All proceeds benefit animals in Merced County. For more information, call 209-261-4644.
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